After the Avatar’s triumph at The Black Gate, the citizens of Britannia began to relax. The string of ritualistic killings committed by Hook and Forskis had been ended, Britannia was at peace, the Avatar wasn’t arbitrarily stealing everything not nailed down, and life had generally returned to normal. Unfortunately, it dawned on them that the Avatar was still there, having moved into Lord British’s castle. Normally after saving the kingdom, the Avatar returned home to Earth. The citizens’ fears turned out to be prophetic.
One morning a few months after the Battle of The Black Gate, the killings began again. The mages Nicodemus and Erethian were found murdered in the familiar ritualistic way.
At precisely noon that day, an image appeared over the eight main towns of Britannia.
“Britannians! I am The Guardian, and I have come to conquer this realm. I have cast a spell upon this land using the energies released by the deaths of the two mages murdered at my command. Until the spell fades, you shall all share a physical resemblance to your so-called Avatar of Virtue!
I propose to the denizens of this realm a contest. Several members of my Fellowship remain among you. Each of you will adopt a name to be known by for the duration. Each night, you will vote for one person to be executed. My followers will continue to murder people of my choosing to power the spell. When people die, the spell will no longer affect them and you will see their true identities. If you manage to kill the remainder of the Fellowship before they control the vote, I will allow you to maintain your pitiful realm.”
The citizens of Britannia remained believers in their virtues though, and proposed an additional rule to the contest. Each night, they would suggest one of the 8 towns in addition to a kill. The true Avatar would pray there, lending strength to the people. The Guardian quickly agreed to these terms, as he dismissed the concept of the Virtues altogether. Will this be his downfall?
All standard rules apply.
- No forwarding or quoting role PMs
- Send me a link to proboards made during the game
- sign up in colors, preferably lime
- vote in bold red
to kill one person each night. Retractions in lime
are appreciated, but not required
- any needed clarifications should be requested in orange
- NO editing of posts with votes. If I see the edit or the last edited message appears, your vote doesn’t count. I will warn you once.
- Inactives will be prosecuted with extreme prejudice. Specifically, with a powder keg to the face. Vote every day, post as much as you can. Requirements are voting in the two votes each day. More is very much appreciated and will make the game more fun for everyone! You get one warning, though allowances for special circumstances will be allowed.
- One ghost post is allowed. There may or may not be a resurrection mechanic, so don’t share information with anyone after you die!
- No dickishness. B:L style silliness is appreciated though.
- Vote closes at midnight EST. Posts timestamped 12:00 will not count.
- Narration will be as fast as I can write it. Not sure how long it will take, hoping to have it up within an hour of close, preferably much, much faster! This is my first time hosting so predictions are to be taken as guidelines only.
Game specific rules:
- In addition to the normal red vote of death
there will be a yellow location vote
each night. In this vote, you will vote for one of the eight towns of Britannia. The towns are:
The next night, the Avatar (if alive) will travel there to pray. This has two effects:
1) The citizens of that town will get double the influence in the next vote.
2) Special mystery effects to some powers!
If the Avatar dies, this mechanic will cease. So keep him alive!
- If you want to write your posts in faux old English like the games do (thou, thoust, thee, etc), that’s awesome. I however, will not be for any narration, as I don’t think I could pull it off well.
- My avatar is male. If you’re mad about this, deal.
Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.