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[PHALLA] Ultima VII:The Black Gate 2; Game Over, Unsurprising Village Victory

enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
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.

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At precisely noon that day, an image appeared over the eight main towns of Britannia.

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“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?

The Rules

All standard rules apply.

This means:
- 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:

Britain
Minoc
Trinsic
Yew
Moonglow
New Magincia
Jhelom
Skara Brae

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.
Warren 2020
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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Clarifications

    I forgot to note this. The Avatar will be praying in Britain on the first night.

    Ties are for sissies, everyone tied will die.

    Towns can be visited more than once.

    What happens if the location vote is tied?

    Answer: If the Avatar voted for one of the tied cities, you go where he wants. If not, I RNG between the tied cities.


    I'm a little confused about something. Is Batlin dead, alive in Britannia, or alive in the Serpent Isle?
    This game takes place between The Black Gate and Serpent Isle

    The order of events in the narration should be considered narrative license and not a reflection of game mechanics.

    Also, to be clear: last night's prayers at the Shrine of Compassion affected last night's actions. Something super compassionate happened. Tonight's prayers at Honesty will affect tonight's results.

    Both votes are doubled when the Avatar is in your town.

    Roster:
    1. lonelyahava
    [strike]2. Raiden333 - citizen of New Magincia[/strike]
    [strike]3. Cinders, Cultist from Minoc[/strike]
    4. Mazzyx
    5. Zandracon
    6. chamberlain
    7. Corbius
    [strike]8. TheExAm - citizen of Trinsic[/strike]
    [strike]9. Institutionalised Pederasty, Nystul, Britain[/strike]
    [strike]10. Greeper - citizen of Moonglow[/strike]
    [strike]11. HamHamJ Fellowship Member, Jhelom[/strike]
    [strike]12. Gosling - Fellowship Member, Yew[/strike]
    [strike]13. Nocturne - citizen of Yew[/strike]
    [strike]14. garroad_ran - citizen of Yew[/strike]
    15. B:L
    16. narvinye
    [strike]17. Devoutly Apathetic, Katrina, New Magincia[/strike]
    [strike]18. LoserforHireX, Shamino, Yew[/strike]
    19. JebusUD
    [strike]20. Smurph, citizen of New Magincia[/strike]
    21. Honk
    [strike]22. Gonmun, Fellowship Member, Britain[/strike]
    [strike]23. Teucrian, Fellowship Member, New Magincia[/strike]
    [strike]24. kime, Fellowship member, Skara Brae[/strike]
    25. DUE
    26. ShadowThomas
    [strike]27. JaysonFour - citizen of Yew[/strike]
    [strike]28. Dunadan019 - Dupre, Trinsic[/strike]
    29. Zellpher
    [strike]30. Hippie - Hook[/strike]
    [strike]31. Taranis - Member of the Fellowship in Moonglow[/strike]
    32. romanqwerty
    [strike]33. RocketSauce - citizen of Britain[/strike]
    [strike]34. Tiphareth - Batlin[/strike]
    [strike]35. Alegis - Gargoyle[/strike]
    [strike]36. Fidoh, Sir Geoffrey, Jhelom[/strike]
    [strike]37. Drez - Cultist in Trinsic[/strike]
    [strike]38. sterling 3763, Jaana, Yew[/strike]
    39. Mr. Defecation
    40. galenblade
    41. Kid Presentable
    [strike]42. Egos, Gargoyle[/strike]
    [strike]43. TehSloth - citizen of Skara Brae[/strike]
    44. [strike]Fluffy[/strike] Astraphobia
    [strike]45. jdarksun - citizen of Jhelom[/strike]
    [strike]46. Maximus, citizen of Skara Brae[/strike]
    47. thisisntwally
    48. Malkor
    [strike]49. Kevin R Brown, Iolo, Britain[/strike]
    [strike]50. ಠ_ರೃ - citizen of Minoc [/strike]
    Reserves:
    [strike]1. Astraphobia[/strike]
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Night 0 Narration
    Night 1 Narration
    Night 2 Narration
    Night 3 Narration
    Night 4 Narration
    Special the village is obnoxious narration!
    Night 5 Narration
    Night 6 Narration
    Night 7 Narration

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    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Is it wrong that I want vote closes bolded?

    I promised!

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PHALLA! WHOO!

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  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Man, I haven't been in a phalla in forever.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Weeeeeeeeee Ultima Phalla!

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Colors are fun!

    Fine. Bolded.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    yeah, new years phalla.

    sign up!

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh hey you guys.

    If you're that starved for phalla, there's one going on over in CF right now.

    There's like 6 slots left!!!

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  • CorbiusCorbius Shepard Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh hell yes Phalla is back in D&D!

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Wow, Corbius. Not a good start!

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    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh hey you guys.

    If you're that starved for phalla, there's one going on over in CF right now.

    There's like 6 slots left!!!

    It's more fun in this community. :P

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Oh hey you guys.

    If you're that starved for phalla, there's one going on over in CF right now.

    There's like 6 slots left!!!

    It's more fun in this community. :P

    Gasp.

    I'm crushed, Raiden. I'm in both communities! Life is more fun with me!

    Also, there are colors over there.

    And did I mention me?

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  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Oh hey you guys.

    If you're that starved for phalla, there's one going on over in CF right now.

    There's like 6 slots left!!!

    It's more fun in this community. :P

    Gasp.

    I'm crushed, Raiden. I'm in both communities! Life is more fun with me!

    Also, there are colors over there.

    And did I mention me?
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Colors are fun!

    We've got colors.

    Cinders on
  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Cinders wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Colors are fun!

    We've got colors.

    I'm as equally the same person in CF as I am here!

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  • TheExAmTheExAm Gerrymandered your districts Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    What the hell, might as well try this out and see what all the fuss is about. This is the first time I've done one of these, by the way.

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  • Institutional PederastyInstitutional Pederasty Registered User
    edited January 2010
    !Sign up

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  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Cinders wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Colors are fun!

    We've got colors.

    I'm as equally the same person in CF as I am here!

    But how do I know that?

    You could be a doppelganger.

    Cinders on
  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ohcrap.

    Zandy's talking in complete sentences here too.

    This is a strange new year....

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i don't know if i should sign up.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yes you should, DUE.

    For both games.

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Cinders wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Cinders wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Colors are fun!

    We've got colors.

    I'm as equally the same person in CF as I am here!

    But how do I know that?

    You could be a doppelganger.

    Now why would you believe that? Heh. I could be multiple people and you would likely never notice! I act like me! I am me! I think, therefore I am! HAhhah. Hah. Hahe. Heh.

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  • GreeperGreeper Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I swear, so help me God, I'm going to sign up to crush Britannia!

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    Syndalis, if you knew anything about Greeper, you would know Greeper is never not field dressing a stag.
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Greeper wrote: »
    I swear, so help me God, I'm going to sign up to crush Britannia!

    I'll make you Lord British now.

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    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    signup

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    ...it's a new year. Hope springs eternal. I'm in.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Gos!

    Joy!

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I should warn you guys, the vote might be a bit wonky (but not too wonky!) in this game! But if you're good at math, there may be extra information!

    Or at least it's designed that way. I hope it works!

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Math?

    Why do you hate me so?

    Also, I should find an avatar with gender....

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It's basically adding! Nothing complicated. You'll see on night one.

    enlightenedbum on
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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It's been a couple of months since I've been in one of these.

    !Time to stab people in the dark

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  • garroad_rangarroad_ran Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My first D&D phalla!

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Spoilered for large and hideous, but these are the actual female portraits from Ultima 6, ahava.
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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    And they're all named Steve.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    B:L wrote: »
    And they're all named Steve.

    Well, yes, because I got them from the Let's Play from Something Awful, wherein the Avatar was a woman named Steve for reasons which are mystifying. Coincidentally, they're all at the www.letsplayarchive.com and are all fantastic.

    4-7 (both parts) and Martian Dreams.

    Also, sign up, B:L; or do you not want to play without having me to vote for?

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hey Beel

    You should sign up

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hey Nocturne, you should come over to CF.

    And ummm

    No, not those avatars.

    They clash with my sig.

    :P

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    But !ImaNewbie.

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Math?

    Why do you hate me so?

    Also, I should find an avatar with gender....

    Recently, the word 'avatar' has been bashed into oblivion for me in so many ways. I can't tell anymore if someone means the little picture here, the airbender guy, or the blue aliens.

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bwahaha I win

    And Ahava I will at some point. It's just that lately I've been very busy. Also I had to take a break because the Dissidia Phalla broke me mentally.

    But I will return, oh yes.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    In this case, we will capitalize our Avatars if we mean The Avatar of Virtue.

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