Game 15 Thread Feb 15, 2015 3:26:53 GMT 12
Post by Nate on Feb 15, 2015 3:26:53 GMT 12
A boat pulls up to the island of Rokkenjima, bringing many a familiar face. However, this year, October 30th of 1986, there are two new faces aboard the ferry. One, a young woman with green hair and wearing an elegant dress. The other, a man in a blue trench coat. Both were silent the entire way, each reading a detective novel, while the family caught up.
"A bit odd for the family conference to be delayed for so long, isn't it?" Eva inquires to her siblings and their spouses.
"Father was sick, so he and Krauss pushed it back. The old man's finally feeling better." Rudolf replies.
"Oh, Rudolf, you didn't bring Ange?"
"Nah, she's staying with Kyrie's family. She's caught the flu."
"Sorry to hear. By the way..." Eva lowers her voice. "Does anybody know who those two are?" Eva points her fan to the strangers.
Rosa, who was until this time helping Maria with her homework, speaks up. "The woman is my guest. I don't know who the other one is."
At this, the adults argue amongst themselves about whether or not it's right to invite guests to the family's conference. They continue to squabble until the boat docks at the island and they get off, making their way to the mansion. The strangers are the last off the boat and continue to follow the group up to the mansion. Once inside, the servants greet the newly-arrived family and guests. The adults, minus the strangers, go to the conference.
Maria, along with the servants, meet up with Lion and Jessica in the parlor. Lion walks over to the man in the coat.
"Hey, glad you could make it Willard!" Lion hugs Willard.
"Eh, I didn't have much else to do. Besides, I heard there would be a mystery."
Lion pinches Willard's butt. "So you didn't come to see me?"
While this goes on, the woman walks to Genji.
"You, servant. I must speak with your master regarding my service."
Genji bows. "We've been expecting you, right this way."
Genji leads her to the study while the cousins continue to catch up. Later that evening, Kinzo attends the conference with the woman in tow.
"Father, you're looking well." Rudolf comments.
"Yes...Nanjo's been taking good care of me. However, I'm not here for small talk." Kinzo turns to the guest. "I know Rosa knows you already, so why don't you introduce yourself to the others?"
The woman steps up and bows. "My name is Clair Vaux Bernardus. I was hired by Kinzo and Rosa to host a party for you all." Clair hands some armbands to everyone present. "Starting tomorrow, we will be hosting a murder mystery game. When you are "killed", I will take the arm band and leave evidence. Maria will be our detective. Your goal is to find the culprit and vote them out; if you succeed before they kill all of you, you win."
She continues explaining the rules of voting (see Changes thread) to the family before taking her leave to continue the speech to the cousins and servants and give them their armbands.
Afterwards, the conference raged on until the early morning the next day. As the cousins woke up from their shared room in the guest house and returned to the mansion, Willard stopped in front of the painting of Beatrice and examined the riddle.
Spirits rise and mortals shake on this sacred day.
I stalk the night, in hopes of gaining my sustenance,
and I won't rest until I've carved my place into the memory of those I encounter!
The one who obtains the key must then travel to the Golden Land in accordance with these rules:
On the first twilight, offer the man chosen by the key as a sacrifice.
On the second twilight, those who remain shall tear apart the mother and her child.
On the third twilight, praise my name as the fires are lit.
On the fourth twilight, break apart those who toil.
On the fifth twilight, deliver my fruits to the faithful and remove the unworthy from my sight.
On the sixth twilight, gouge the head and kill.
On the seventh twilight, gouge the chest and kill.
On the eighth twilight, gouge the stomach and kill.
On the ninth twilight, gouge the knee and kill.
On the tenth twilight, gouge the leg and kill.
On the eleventh twilight, the witch shall revive, and none shall be left alive.
On the twelfth twilight, the journey shall end, and you shall reach the capital where the gold dwells!
The witch will praise the wise, and should bestow four treasures.
One shall be, all the gold from the Golden Land.
One shall be, the resurrection of the souls of all the dead.
One shall be, even the resurrection of the lost love.
One shall be, to put the witch to sleep for all time.
"Interesting riddle. Shouldn't be too hard to solve."
"Uuu~ That's the witch's riddle! She and grandpa wrote it to determine who the rightful heir is! It's really tough!"
Maria and Willard, noticing they were alone, continued to the dining room and found Clair and George alone, George's armband missing. "Hehe, seems I'm the first to go, eh?"
1. Yarn - Maria
2. Tea - Jessica
3. Grim - Lion
4. Vasiah - Willard
5. Cloud - Kinzo
6. Nate - Clair
Phase 1 GO!