Sam stood at the foot of the mountain, and his heart broke. His master Frodo should have been there beside him. His master should have been there, but he had succumbed to the corruption of a morgul-blade. It was left to Sam to bear the burden. It was left to Sam to finish the task.
As he began the long journey up the mountain to the Cracks of Doom, the two remaining Nazgül, including the wraith that was once his master, were far far away at Isengard, on the roof of the tower of Orthanc.
“From hobbit to Nazgül. What an expected transformation.”
The two figures in black whirled around to face the White Wizard.
“And the warrior from the South. Did you really think you could cross the threshold of Isengard and I wouldn’t know?” Saruman asked.
The wraiths were still for a long moment. And then the once-hobbit raised what seemed to be its face to sky, and let out a long, gibbering shriek.
Saruman was unmoved. With a swift gesture and a quiet word, the white-hot lightning poured forth from his cupped hands and enveloped the creatures.
But the creature that was once Frodo held on. Infused with the power of the Dark Lord, and the fortitude of the hobbit that it once was, the Nazgül would not yield.
The creature that was once Boromir, however, flickered in his resolve and stepped back.
Saruman saw his chance and took it, focusing his attack solely on the son of Denethor. The black robes burned away first, and then the ghostly shape, leaving only two red eyes glaring in the darkness, slowly fading, and finally going out.
Wasp (Leslie Paynore, Wizard in Training) is DEAD. They were BOROMIR.
With Saruman distracted, the remaining Nazgül sprang into action. With a flicker of movement inside its robes, the wraith threw a morgul-knife at the ancient wizard. It hit with a thwack, the metallic sound of the crooked blade hitting the back of Saruman’s right eye socket. The silver handle glistened in the moonlight.
As Saruman slumped to the ground, one thought entered his head.
“This death is the most metal death that has ever occurred. Everyone can’t help but agree that this death is the most metal.”
Spooky (Andaly Dusklow) is DEAD. They were SARUMAN.
The final hours have come, and the fate of Middle-Earth hangs in the balance. Will the ring be destroyed, or will the Dark Lord Sauron have dominion over all?
THE FREE PEOPLES (
18 4 Town):
- The Fellowship (2)
Frodo: The ring-bearer. The bearer of the ring is resistant to night-kills. If the ring-bearer is day-killed or corrupted (recruited), the ring passes to the next living non-corrupted member of the fellowship in this line of succession.
Merry, & Pippin: Ring-bearers in waiting. No other powers. Aragorn: Can heal with their knowledge of athelas. Chooses one player per night to heal from night-kill. Can heal themselves. Cannot heal the same player two nights in a row. Boromir: Automatically becomes a Nazgül (Wolf) on Day 3. However, if they are the only remaining living Nazgül, they will revert back to town. This still applies even if they are corrupted (recruited) before Day 3. Gimli: Jailor. May not jail themselves. May not jail the same person two nights in a row.
- Gandalf: If killed, will resurrect on the day of their choosing. Gandalf must be dead one full day before resurrection.
Legolas: Investigator. Results will read NAZGÜL or NOT NAZGÜL.
- NOTE: IF ALL NINE MEMBERS OF THE FELLOWSHIP HAVE DIED OR BEEN CORRUPTED, THERE ARE NO REMAINING RING-BEARERS AND SAURON WINS (WITH AN EXCEPTION IF GOLLUM IS STILL ALIVE).
- NOTE: The ring-bearer is prevented from being night-killed due to the invisibility associated with wearing the ring. HOWEVER, if the ring-bearer role-claims outright, everyone will then know who they are and they will be vulnerable to night-kills. An outright role-claim would include “I’m [CHARACTER]” or “I am the ring-bearer” or some variation on such. The mod will be the final arbiter as to whether the ring-bearer has made such a role-claim. As a result, if someone receives the ring who has already role-claimed, they will also be vulnerable to night-kills.
Eowyn – Attempts to kill one player every night. They are only successful if they target the Witch-King of Angmar.
- Vanilla Town (2)
NAZGÜL (1 Wolves):
Witch-King of Angmar – can only be night-killed by Eowyn. Can be day-killed like any other player. Khamûl the Easterling – can attempt to corrupt (recruit) one townie every night until successful. Nameless Numenorean Nazgül #1 – Investigator. Investigation reveals the role of the player. Nameless Numenorean Nazgül #2 – Vanilla wolf.
- One Nazgül Wraith (Corrupted Wolf)
OTHER POWERS (
2 1 0 Alternative Win Conditions): Saruman (Serial Killer) – traditional SK win condition (wins if they are left alive at the end with one townie; if the final players left alive are the SK and a wolf, a special ending will occur). Gollum (Neutral) – If Gollum is still alive at the end for a town win, and Frodo is dead, Gollum wins instead of town. Also, if Gollum is alive and all of the members of the fellowship have died or been corrupted, the ring will fall to them, and the game will continue, although town can no longer win.
There will also be daily, single-day roles that can be assigned to either town or scum. Check your QTs every day to find out if you’ve been assigned a one-shot role.
Night actions will occur in the order that enables the most actions to go through.
1. Mayelbridwen (Embla, Halfling Ranger)
Mr. Glitch (Thörnn Glitchimüs Ironthumper) – MERRY
Platypus Basileus (Reaganomicmir, son of Lamborghinimir) – LEGOLAS 4. Spooky (Andaly Dusklow) – SARUMAN
Sic Humor (Vaarsuvius) – INVESTIGATOR WOLF
Sukaluski (The Sukarillion) – VANILLA TOWN
7. Josephus Brown (Sting)
8. Inndeeeeeeed (Walter White Out of Time) – GOLLUM
Annanomally (Hen Wen, the oracular pig) – VANILLA TOWN 10. Louiebb (Ivorwen) – VANILLA WOLF
11. Cop on the Edge-ish (Karrin Murphy, Chicago PD)
12. Goat (The Rhosgobel Rabbit) – ARAGORN 13. Owen (Oregon Trail Wagon Train Leader) – VANILLA TOWN
Hoho Possum (wee ho of ‘possum gulch) – PIPPIN 15. Forget It Jake (Geoff the Ent) – VANILLA TOWN 16. Wasp (Leslie Paynore, Wizard in Training) 17. Donalbain (Lord Donal of Bain) – EOWYN
19. DW (Yung Link) – VANILLA TOWN
April (Shadowfax) – VANILLA TOWN
21. Mac/Lindsay (Granny Lindsay)
22. Spiny Creature (Kenku Creature) – KHAMÛL THE EASTERLING 23. Hayjay (Alex Rettichzüchter) – GIMLI 24. Mr. I’m My Own Grandfather (Titanius Anglesmith, Fancy Man of Cornwood) – WITCH-KING OF ANGMAR
1. Colonel Mustard
2. Hayes Code
3. Lamb Dance
DO NOT QUOTE from any of your QT’s. Doing so will put you in danger of being mod-killed.
You are one of the four free peoples of Middle-Earth: Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits. Let’s be honest, you’re probably a dwarf. You have no power other than your vote (Vanilla Town). Use it wisely.
Participation: Please note that you must make a minimum of three posts per day to avoid being mod-killed.
TWILIGHT WILL BE 6PM CENTRAL TIME ON TUESDAY JULY 23RD.
This will be the final posted day – all further necessary actions will be done in the comment threads.