WW:118 MURDER & MISCHIEF- A JANE AUSTEN NOVEL DAY ONE

Look at Colin up there already done with this shit

I PUT SOME OF THE QTS IN THE SLACK SO IF YOU didn’t get it LET ME KNOW

“Oh thank God, it was only the maid,” Mrs. Bennett sighed in relief. “The damage it could have done to my nerves.”

“Oh no, not your nerves,” Mr. Bennett muttered to himself, turning to the gracious hostess who had appeared. “A tragic accident has befallen the servant.”

Persephone laughed, sheathing her blade. “I fear it is no accident, Mr. Bennett, but rather an act of self-defense. I keep no unpaid servants, and any of mine who found themselves in the process of being murdered have healthcare benefits to find a cure quickly. This was no servant of mine, but a murderer. I can only hope their wickedness has been put to a quick end before they could kill one of my guests. I care not for a husband, but if one of you gentlemen would been so kind as to clean the blade, I have a great distaste for chores.” 

Mr. Collins backed away from the gruesome sight and went very pale, causing Mr. Knightley to sigh and take the blade himself. “I will keep it as evidence, just to be safe.” 

“Perhaps they might have used poison,” Persephone’s companion said, dressed in black and wearing trousers, even in mixed company. She wore gloves and had a boa constrictor wrapped around one arm. One of the Dashwood sisters (still called so even after their marriages)  fainted at the sight. 

“My bodyguard, The Widower,” Persephone announced to the company. “A fanfic self-insert with modern morals and unrealistic beliefs for the time period, who nevertheless will be helpful to me as the particular conventions of an Austen novel bend and break during the course of the game. And it will-” She glances meaningfully at the assembled company, “-because I know all of you. There is nothing more to be done but wait it out and see what develops. Pray, return to the ball.” 

“Should we not….see, perhaps, if any of the guests were the murderer?” The other Dashwood sister asked, fanning her still fainted companion. The Widower cracked open a bottle of smelling salts. 

The air changes, and not just from the smelling salts which definitely have a faint hint of opium. Mrs. Knightley looks around the gathered residents of A– and exchanges a knowing glance with Mrs. Darcy. The two nod and step forward, addressing the assembled guests.

“We must decide on a murderer by the first course- 7 PM CST FRIDAY

“-The first course has pears.” Mrs. Bennett whispered mournfully. “And all marriage proposals must be in by 5 PM CST FRIDAY

“Proposals, mother, why would we think about proposing at a time like this?” 

“Because,” Mrs. Bennett said with a solemn face, “THE MARRIED COUPLE WITH THE MOST MONEY AND HAPPINESS AT THE END OF THE GAME WINS, NO MATTER THEIR ALIGNMENTS”

Marriage Rules: you were given your personal pounds a year and two relevant happiness details in your personal qt. Your fine qualities are private and cannot be shared in qts or on the site UNTIL AFTER YOU ARE MARRIED. However, you may cleverly hint. If you receive a message in your qt saying today is your proposal day, you may pick a player to propose to by informing the mod of your choice in your private qt. The mod will inform the player you choose in their private qt a proposal is on the table. If the proposal is accepted, you will be given a shared qt. You may only marry one living player at a time. You do not HAVE to marry, but may find it prudent to do so based on your income or personal characteristics. You are allowed to vote to murder your spouse, use night kills or one shots on them, but I will absolutely let them haunt any qts you are in afterwards if you willingly MURDER THEM 

 

Game Rules: No editing of comments. Tied votes will be decided by RNG. 

 

Vanilla Town Message: It is improper for a heroine with your accomplishments to hold office or military appointments; and we’re still a bit iffy on land ownership. Yet your voice remains to you; use it to vote for the player most suspicious, of no doubt questionable upbringing. 
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Tiff- Anne Elliot
DW- Peter B Parker
Louie
RPC- Miss Poste, Flora to her friends (A time traveller)
Britta Bot- Col. Brandon
Indy- Benedict Otterbatch
Owen- The Burger King
Emm- Cher
Raven- Miss Katherine Ravenwood
Lamb-Lizzie Bennett
Sidecharacter- Fred Bellacourt
Jake- Jane Eyre the XIII
Glitch-
Spoooooooky -The Narrator from The Yellow Wallpaper, who I argue is not in fact unreliable
Hoho- Heathcliff, but the cat one
Lindsay- Lady Lindsay DuBois who is I swear to god Alice B Toklas in disguise
Donalbain- STONECOLDJANEAUSTEN
Mac- Mr. Augustuc MacCrocodile
Hols- Miss Bates
Demyx-a bubble with Demyx’s gem – another time traveller
Stoneheart- Lord Stoneheart
Josephus- JosieAnna Brown
Thoughtsthoughtsthoughts- Jane Eyre v5.2
Colonel Mustard- Colonel Mustard
Gramps- Gigantic Brain
Landstander- Mr. Kill Upon Sockinghamshire
May- Catherine Morland
Miss Rim- Patience Bluxton
Fig Plucker- Mags
Banner- Princess Voleur de Bannière