Werewolf 68: The Clonus Horror, Day Two

Sailor: 76 inhaled sharply as he exited the White House-by-the-Sea, feeling rejuvenated as always by the salty ocean air, a fragrance not even the heavy pollution-scrubbing agents could erase completely. Noting the tang of ozone on the edge of his sensors, he nodded in approval, his glowing visor blinking slowly. “Storm’s comin’,” he murmured as he rolled up his pants and stepped into the surf. “Zetus lupetus! You’re a long way from home,” said a voice from behind him. Sailor: 76 turned, startled. “I suppose I am,” he said to Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, a bit nervously. “I was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of a lighthouse keeper and a –” Zenon cut him off. “Lying is a sin major you know,” she said. “Reality pill, Gorty. I totally know you’re from Newfoundland. You’re not even American! What other secrets are you hiding? Could you be a clone? Could you be a clone made with my technology for that rat bastard at Medtopia? Could you? Could you?!? COULD YOU!?!” Zenon punctuated each shriek with a stab of the long scissors she’d stolen from the concierge’s gift-wrapping station. As the water around him pinkened with his life’s blood, Sailor: 76 could only utter a startled “Eh?” before he collapsed into the sea.

Captain Video / Sailor: 76 is dead. He was Vanilla Status Quo and unpaired.

Zenon examined the sailor’s corpse briefly before turning away in disappointment. “That wasn’t it,” she fumed. “But I’ll find it! I’ll make him pay!” She stalked back into the hotel and headed towards the bar before remembering that in her current guise, she wasn’t old enough to drink. “My life is a living black hole,” she lamented, trudging up to her suite. She walked through her door and found herself staring at a masked figure pointing a gun steadily at her. “That really is an amazing disguise, doctor,” the figure commented before shooting her four times in the chest.

Lindsay is dead. She was Dr. Dick Jameson, the SK, and unpaired.

Elsewhere in the hotel, Stephen Miller pulled aside a summit attendee to let them know that their patent had been approved after President Trump declared the idea “Neat!” “You know the technology isn’t perfect, right?” the participant warned. “People could get hurt.” Miller shrugged. “If anything goes wrong, just rant about the Second Amendment,” he advised. “It works every time.”

The Status Quo Propagandist has become the Status Quo Printer. See the updated role descriptions for details.

 FACTIONS

  • Primary Factions
    • 15 12 Status Quo, or SQ (Town)
      • 9 Vanilla SQ
      • 1 SQ Bodyguard (Jailkeeper)
      • 1 SQ Reporter (Investigator)
      • 1 SQ Propagandist Printer (Recruiter)
    • 4 5 Activists (Wolves)
      • 3 Vanilla Activists
      • 1 Activist Bodyguard (Jailkeeper)
      • 1 Activist Reporter (False Investigator)
    • 1 Disgruntled Scientist, Dr. Jameson (Serial Killer, or SK)
  • Secondary Factions
    • 5 Primes
    • 5 4 Demesnes
UPDATED ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Status Quo (Town) Roles

Vanilla Status Quo (Vanilla Town)
Their only power is their vote.

Status Quo Bodyguard (Town Jailkeeper)
The SQ Bodyguard can guard one player each night. The guarded player cannot be affected by a night action and cannot use a night action (if any). The SQ Bodyguard cannot guard themselves and cannot guard the same person two nights in a row.

Status Quo Reporter (Town Investigator)
The SQ Reporter can ask their sources for information on one player per night. The investigation will return a result of [Activist] / [Status Quo] or [unpaired] / [Prime] / [Demesne] (note that Activists and Status Quo members can be unpaired, Prime, or Demesne; Dr. Jameson will always return a result of [Status Quo], even if recruited by the Activists). The SQ Reporter can investigate the same person two nights in a row (results may vary).

Status Quo Printer (Town Recruiter)
The SQ Printer can make 3D-printed guns. Each day, the SQ printer can gift a one-shot pistol to a player of their choosing. The printer cannot gift a gun to themselves, and the printer cannot gift a gun to the same player two days in a row. A player with an unused gun cannot be gifted another gun. Each gun comes with an unknown (to the handler) % chance of backfiring (killing the user rather than the target when fired).

Activist (Wolf) Roles

Vanilla Activists (Vanilla Wolves)
Vanilla Activists have no additional power beyond the nightly Wolf kill.

Activist Bodyguard (Wolf Jailkeeper)
The Activist Bodyguard can guard one player each night. The guarded player cannot be affected by a night action and cannot use a night action (if any). The Activist Bodyguard cannot guard themselves and cannot guard the same person two nights in a row.

Activist Reporter (Wolf False Investigator)
The Activist Reporter can falsify an investigation result on a specific player (including themselves) each night. If the SQ Reporter or their target is targeted by the Activist Reporter, the report received by the SQ Reporter will be a lie. The Activist Reporter will know if a false report went through but not the contents of the false report. The Activist Reporter cannot target the same player two nights in a row.

Other Roles

Primes
Primes are original humans with clones (Demesnes) at the summit. If a Prime is killed (day or night), their Demesne, if still alive and present, dies instead.

Demesnes
Demesnes are clones of original humans (Primes) at the summit. If a Demesne’s Prime is killed (day or night), and the Demesne is still alive, the Demesne will die instead. Demesnes can attempt to preemptively kill their Prime at night if they want. There will be a 30% chance of tripping an alarm, causing the clone to flee. The alarm will definitely be tripped if the Prime is guarded the night the Demesne attempts the kill. A fled Demesne is in hiding and out of the game. However, if a fled Demesne’s Prime is killed, the Prime dies (with no clone to harvest), and the Demesne returns to the game.

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THE RULES

Each Prime/Demesne pair shares a QT. They are told nothing about each other except who is the Prime and who is the Demesne. Primes and Demesnes can be of any primary faction, in any pairing (it’s all RNG [random]).

Players’ factions and roles will only be revealed by the moderator upon their deaths. Faction numbers will be updated daily (fleeing will not affect faction numbers).

Post a minimum of three comments to the OT per game-day (preferably more). Failure to meet the minimum participation requirement will cause a player to be mod-killed or replaced. We do have backup players, so if you find that you don’t have the time or inclination to play after all, no worries! Just say so.

Vote for the daily lynch candidate by replying to the very first comment (sort by oldest), appropriately titled Vote Thread. To change or withdraw your vote, simply post another reply to the Vote Thread. Do not edit or delete any vote. Only votes posted as a direct reply to the official Vote Thread will count.

Do not edit posts, ever, even if you made a grammatical error that is haunting you. Rather, read through and think carefully about your comment before posting it. Editing posts may get you mod-killed or replaced.

Do not quote or post a screenshot from a QT to the Open Thread (OT) or a shared QT while the game is ongoing. You are free to make claims about your powers, roles, factions, etc., on the OT and/or in shared QTs, but those claims will not be confirmed or denied by the moderator.

Do not discuss game specifics with other players outside of the OT or shared QTs. It’s okay to talk very generally about the game or even nudge an absentee player outside of the game, but that’s it.

Do not make gameplay-related comments on the OT after Twilight or once dead (dead players should also refrain from commenting in shared QTs). Fled players may not comment on the OT or in shared QTs at all.

If you have questions that may reveal sensitive information, you can ask them in your individual (private) QT. You are encouraged to ask questions about whatever comes to mind.

Attack arguments, not people. Players have different playing styles and prefer different levels of role play; be accommodating to them. Remember, it’s just a game; have fun, and try not to take it personally if you are mistrusted, accused, killed, or otherwise targeted. Even if players call you scum, they mean game-you, not real-you. Real-you is great.

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THE PLAYERS

April / clOwen1120 (Evil Owen)
BannerThief / Laurens BannerCroft
Captain Video / New Gorton’s Fisherman, Sailor: 76 to his friends– Vanilla SQ / unpaired
Creeper / French Italian Elon Musk
dw / Jackie Brown (no no, not that one)
E-Dog / Lefty
the god king snugglewumps / Six
Hayes / Cleopatra (the point is, you are alive when she starts to eat you)
hohopossum / hohoBCCpossum– Vanilla SQ / Demesne
Hols / Ivanda Trump
InnDEEEEEEE…D / Marshal Commander CC-2224, or *crackle* “Cody”
Lamb Dance / Vidalia America
Lindsay / Zenon– Dr. Dick Jameson (SK) / unpaired
Lord Stoneheart / Hollowheart
MacCrocodile / Emily
moonstermash / [illegible nametag]
Spiny Creature / Crimes
spooky / Brad Bradson, Motivator
subsaharan / Ronald Taverner
A Winged Potato / Dr. Krieger

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Day Two ends at 10:00am EST on Wednesday, August 8th, or if an auto-lynch (9 votes for the same player) is reached.

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