The “Red Wolf” had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal –the redness and the horror of blood. There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim, were the pest ban which shut him out from the aid and from the sympathy of his fellow-men. And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease, were the incidents of a full day.
But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious. When his dominions were half depopulated, he summoned to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court, and with these retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.
It was in this abbey, where the iron gates had been welded shut to prevent both ingress and egress, that Prospero threw a magnificent masquerade.
In his imperial suite, stood five rooms. Each of these rooms were unlit save for a strong brazier placed next to the wall. Each brazier was protected by a tinted pane of glass, giving the room a glow which colored everything in the room. In the first, was a deep blue, giving an oceanic feel. The second, a purple pane gave an otherworldly glow to everything inside. In the third, a green pane tinted everything to look sickly. In the fourth, orange was the predominant hue. In the fifth and final chamber, there was a deep red pane which tinted the mostly-black room with a gruesome bloody nature.
As the guests entered the suite, each was offered a mask. Each mask was one of four colors, matching a room’s brazier. Save for the final room, for Prospero, hoping to forget the woes of the outside, had deemed red masks to be unsuitable for his guests.
It was a gay and magnificent revel. The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects. He disregarded the decora of mere fashion. His plans were bold and fiery, and his conceptions glowed with barbaric lustre. There are some who would have thought him mad. His followers felt that he was not. It was necessary to hear and see and touch him to be sure that he was not.
A few revelers were quite struck with Prospero’s personality and thought themselves agents of his will. As such, they identified several members of the nobility who needed to be taken care of. One reveler was not what they seemed at all, taking advantage of the beautiful mask provided by the prince to hide something sinister.
As the first night of the party ended, a member of the nobility had disappeared from his room. As the revelers awoke the next evening and began to prepare for the party, the noble’s body was found. His life gruesomely taken, and a mark branding him a traitor on his forehead.
- Captain Video – Æthylene of Glycol, alchemist at large – Orange
- The Lion King BannerThief – Banner, the Lion King – Orange
- hohoPetrarpossum – Petrarch’s Possom – Blue
- Lady Agnes Goatsborough – Lady Agnes Goatsborough of Hircuston Hall – Green
- Lord Hamletheart – Prince Hamlet of Denmark – Purple
- MacCockodrille – A MacCockodrille – Green
- Herr Evinrude of Dachsuhund (E-Dog) – Herr Evinrude of Dachsuhund – Orange
- LouieBlue – Ειρήνη Παλαιολογίνα (Eirene) – Purple
- Owen1120 – The Scat Man – Orange
- sic humor – sic – Blue
- April Ludgate-Karate-Dwyer – Philip Morris – Green
- forget_it_agnes (jake) – Agnes – Blue
- Grumproro – Sarah – Green
- HolsGG – Mrs. Standish – Purple
- dw: Punished Venom Saburo – Saburo – Purple
- spookyfriend – Jill – Blue
- Prester John’s Child (RPC) – Michelangelo – Orange
- Shinichiki-Boo – ??? – Green
- Candide of Occam – Candide of Occam – Blue
- LadyQuietbottom (LovelyBones) – Lady Quietbottom – Purple
3 Conspirators (Mafia Goons)
1 Conniver (Mafia Roleblocker)
11 Nobles (Vanilla Townies)
1 Novice Factotum (Town Backup*)
1 Amateur Inspector (Town Cop**)
1 Plague Doctor (Town Doctor)
1 Garrulus Gab (Town Jailkeeper)
1 Plaguebringer (Serial Killer***, Immune to Investigation)
*Backup to Plague Doctor, Garrulus Gab, or Amateur Inspector, whichever dies first. Choose on tie
**Inspector chooses to investigate rooms, not players. Gets hints.
***Plaguebringer victim dies the night after exposure
You must choose a mask color. It can be any shape, but the color must be either Blue (1 remain), Purple (1 remain), Green (1 remain), or Orange (1 remain). You will start the first night in the room corresponding to your color. You must choose in the Mask thread (below vote thread) by twilight or a mask will be assigned to you randomly and publicly.
Generic Vanilla Town assignment:
Welcome, ____, you are a Noble [Vanilla Townie].
Your only power is your vote.
You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and there is at least one town player alive.
Remember NO EDITING POSTS. If you edit a post, you will likely be modkilled, which is bad for your entire team. Attack arguments, not people. Feel free to get into character, but votes and game-based decisions don’t necessarily have to be thoroughly character-based. Remember, this is a game. Have fun with it!
I was a bit slow to post today, so the day ends when there is a majority of votes or on Wed at 5PM Pacific. Countdown Timer