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Sigil City of [Phalla] Part 1: Days 0-3 THREAD BROKEN DO NOT ATTEMPT TO POST!

38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid againwait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
edited October 2011 in Critical Failures

Welcome to Sigil: City of Doors. Sigil's a ring-shaped city that's squatting on top of an infinitely tall spire in what some claim to be in the center of the Planes... of course, *how* it could be at the top of an infinitely tall spire, and how the city could even *be* at the center of the Planes raises some questions. Sigil's called the 'City of Doors,' mostly because there's a LOT of invisible doors that lead in and out of it - just about any arch, door frame, barrel hoop, book shelf, or open window might be a portal under the right conditions. It all depends on if you have the key to open it.

See, I guess the best way to explain it is - most portals are 'sleeping,' right? You could walk through them, by them, on top of them, and nothing would happen. Now, every portal has something that 'wakes it up.' That could be a tune you hum to yourself, a loaf of week-old Bytopian bread, remembering what your first kiss was like, and then - BAM - the portal gets its juices flowing, and you can jump through it, to whatever's on the other side. You might get taken a few blocks away, a thousand miles, or even to another plane of existence.

Being able to connect to everywhere from anywhere makes Sigil a very strategic city to hold. All kinds of military forces have tried to make Sigil their base. Of course, both sides of the Blood War would love to control Sigil. Up until recently, the Lady of Pain has prevented any of them from coming close.

Sigil is watched over by the Lady of Pain, a mysterious figure who never speaks, but has immense power. She only gets involved in extreme cases, but if she does get involved someone is going to die or disappear. She keeps the city safe from other powers and the Blood War.

No one is exactly sure what happened the day things changed. There was a bright flash of light, and suddenly one part of Sigil was sealed away by an invisible barrier. No one could enter and no one could leave. While people wandered around in confusion, several gates to the lower planes opened, and all sorts of horrible monstrosities lumbered out and began slaughtering eachother.

If they were keeping the violence to themselves, no one would mind too much, but they have been killing everything in their path, destroying buildings, and generally wrecking up the place.

The citizens of Sigil are no match for these fiends one on one, but if they gather together surely they’ll be able to overwhelm any target. At least, that’s the hope...

The Blood War
In the Lower Planes rages the Blood War. There is not another plane that is not touched by this conflict. Think of the most hideous war imaginable, magnify it a billion times in time and scope, and you have a fraction of the battlefield for which the Lower Planes are fought. It is a war of ideology, to define one of the most basic concepts of multiverse! It is fought between the tanar’ri (demons) and the baatezu (devils). Although both are pure evil, they both have different ways of expressing themselves. They aren’t very tolerant of deviation.

The tanar’ri fight for chaos and evil… evil through brute force and sudden flurries of whim and hate. Their ‘evil’ is the evil of the horde, a mob mentality of whirling evil. They kill and plunder.

The baatezu wish only strictly regimented evil, promoting the cause of evil in a precise, orderly fashion. The tanar’ri murder. The baatezu exploit. The two are determined to exterminate the other and the rest of the multi-verse is inclined to let them.

Now this lovely confrontation is taking place in Sigil! This should not be possible. How this is happening is not clear. The average citizen of Sigil left this question for the philosophers and ran like hell. The philosophers were killed during debate.

What *is* clear is that two armies of evil beings from the lower planes are here to bring carnage to eachother, and everyone else they come across.

What’s all this now?

This is a main phalla for 60 players based in the Planescape setting. Signups will run until we hit 60, or until Thursday or so. General rules of Phalla can be found here. New players are welcome as are old of course.

Thank you Edcrab for looking this over for me.

And now for the usual rules.

Laws of Sigil:

You must vote each day. Vote in bold red for whoever you think is likely to be a threat to you. The winner of the vote will be eliminated every night. Missing a vote will result in a warning, followed by replacement.

Vote close will be at 3 PM EST Orders and votes submitted before 3PM will count for that day, orders submitted at 3:00PM or later will not count for that day.

All the standard rules are in effect including:

Do not directly quote anything from PMs with me, or take screenshots of them. It is okay to paraphrase role PMs however.

Do not post in different languages and do not post in code.

Do not anonymously contact anyone.

Please don't make passionate personal attacks.

When you die you may make one ghost post which cannot contain any game information whatsoever. After that please do not discuss the game with anyone still alive.

Responsibilities of Citizenship in Sigil:
Everyone should make at least two other posts each day. Inactive players will be replaced if possible.

Ask for clarifications or any questions in Bold Orange. You can always PM me with clarification requests, or post them directly in the thread. If you have questions about your role you should probably use the PM method to avoid giving away info to the other players. They are *already* suspicious of you.

Make sure you invite me to any proboards you might form.

There is no default villager role, so it will not be posted.

All roles have a listed life total. This can be reduced or increased by various abilities, having your life total drop to 0 causes elimination.
There are both physical and magical attacks present, magical attacks tend to be harder to avoid.

The Vote will come first in order.

Tie votes indicate that two people are equally guilty, and will kill both people involved. Be careful.

Signup in bold lime to move to Sigil. Housing is very affordable in the demonic battleground. *Very* affordable.

Q & A
kime wrote:
Order of actions (besides just "vote comes first," which is in the OP)?



Can we trust you?

Order of Actions:
Vote>Priority Actions>Actions

Conversions and Thralls?
Clarification Denied.

Can we Trust you:
I am reliable.
MrTLicious wrote:
How many days of inactivus are necessary before death?
2 Days In a row, or three total missed days.
Langly wrote:
oh hey you are right

can we trust narrations' description of events?
The Narration is reporting the events it saw and heard as an observer. Make of it what you will.

Click here for part two of the game:

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited October 2011
    Click here to go to the correct thread

    Player List:
    1 SLyM
    2 KetBra - A Minor Priest - Torn to shreds.
    3 Spoit - A hedge wizard - Torn to shreds.
    4 LoserForHireX
    5 kime - Barbazu - Executed by the people.
    6 Bedlam
    7 I needed a name to post.
    8 jdarksun
    9 stever777
    10 Tmoiy
    11 Capfalcon
    12 Infidel - Dabus - Killed by disease/Needs better medical insurance.
    13 Flarne
    14 Drez
    15 Cayrus
    16 corvidae - Barbazu - Executed by the people.
    17 warban
    18 Arivia - Kocrachon - Pummeled and beaten.
    19 jackisreal
    20 The Anonymous
    21 Langly
    22 Wildcat - A small group of cranium rats - Torn to shreds.
    23 Peccavi - A small group of aware cranium rats - Splattered.
    24 SeGaTai
    25 Celebrim
    26 Matev
    27 simulacrum
    28 MrTLicious
    29 Retaba
    30 The Cow King lonelyahava
    31 Redasaur
    32 cj iwakura ecco the dolphin
    33 Void Slayer
    34 Virgil_Leads_You
    35 precisionk
    36 immortal squish
    37 Alegis
    38 Baidol
    39 vagrant_winds
    40 Egos
    41 JaysonFour - Jumble Murdersense, Xaositect Factor - Some people just don’t get it.
    42 Malkor - Bulezau - Justice was served
    43 HollowerFollower
    44 Shiny New Toys
    45 anomalousvandal
    46 Jordan_ht
    47 piL - An advocate of Sigil - Eviscerated
    48 Zandracon
    49 REG Rysk
    50 Greeper - Lemure - Executed by the people.
    51 Darian
    52 Cythraul
    53 Mr. Defecation
    54 romanqwerty
    55 Taya
    56 Rawkking Goodguy
    57 GrimmyTOA



    Narration Links
    Day Zero
    Day One
    Day Two
    Day Three

    38thDoe on

  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    All hail the Lady of Pain

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    Sign up
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    sign up!!

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  • ecco the dolphinecco the dolphin Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    What can change the nature of Phalla?

    Edit: What can change the nature of a sign up?

    A 3 day holiday away from the computer this weekend.

    I'm so sorry. D:
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    All hail the Lady of Pain

    No noooo

    None shall speak her name, lest they be mazed!

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Yes please

    So what is this source? It sounds interesting.

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    Here here!

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    sign up

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Oh yes.

    This is what I have been waiting for.

  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote:
    What's the chant, berk?

    A cutter like yourself 'il go far, why dontcha be Adam to this ol' skag?

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    Signing up.

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    !in for sure

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  • corvidaecorvidae Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    who wants to insult me?[/quote]

    [/wrong phalla].....

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2011
    corvidae wrote:
    who wants to insult me?

    [/wrong phalla].....

    Oy, stitch your lips unless you've got some chant worth sharing!

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    Nice avatar, warban!

    No way I can pass up a Planescape phalla in

  • jackisrealjackisreal Registered User
    edited October 2011
    Signing up for Phalla? Suspicious

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    ITT: we all play phalla

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  • CythraulCythraul Registered User regular
    reserve as I'm going away this weekend, but will fill a spot after that if it comes up!

    Confusion will be my epitaph
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited October 2011
    i love phalla but have little experience with planescape!

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    !Sign me up, cutter!

  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    Langly wrote:
    i love phalla but have little experience with planescape!
    All you need to know about Planescape is Planescape: Torment.

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    Sure, why not?

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    Like a shadow, I am.

  • MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
    Finally some incentive to play the game I never got around to.

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Demons? I can consort with Demons

  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    kime wrote:
    Yes please

    So what is this source? It sounds interesting.
    Planscape is a D&D setting, most people I know were introduced to it through a really amazing RPG called Planescape:Torment.
    One of the best storylines I've seen, the only complaint most people have is it is very heavy on text. Worth checking out if you ever get the chance.

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Reading??!! YUK!

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King Walls of Jakiro Registered User regular
    New house means time to try phalla again!

  • RedasaurRedasaur Registered User
    I'll play.

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    !sign up

    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    Arivia wrote:
    Nice avatar, warban!

    No way I can pass up a Planescape phalla in

    Should we take your statements with or without your avatar in content? :D

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    You will both die by my hand!
    (But you're soo cute.)

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