[VFM] Elf Gold Rush - Day 4 (8/15)

Welcome to Gold Rush, hosted by @Arete and @Nightingale !

Credit to Bearsquared from Mafia Universe for creating the setup.

Rules:

Follow the Global Forum Rules, given in this post:

Additionally, for this game, a minimum requirement of 15 substantive, on-topic, game related posts per in game day are required. Posts that are explicitly or obviously made solely for the purpose of meeting this requirement do not count towards the minimum, nor do posts containing solely a vote. Players who fail to meet this requirement will be immediately force-replaced at the discretion of the hosts. This requirement may be reduced or waived if an execution is hammered early by majority.

Arete is the alt mod for this game. Contact them if you wish to play on an alt.

The game will begin when full.

Role List

Elf Doctor
Elf Motion Detector
Elf 1-shot Vigilante (Night 2+)
Vanilla Elf x 9
Human Roleblocker
Human Goon x 2

Sample role PMs:

Note: All role PMs include a character name and a small amount of flavor. The Humans will be given flavor safeclaims. You can talk about flavor if you want, but it won’t be alignment or role indicative.

Summary

Anfalen, Vanilla Elf

You are Anfalen, Vanilla Elf. Your only weapons are your voice and your vote.

“Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”

Defeat the Humans.

Anfalen, Elf Doctor

You are Anfalen, Elf Doctor. Every night, you may target a player, protecting them from attacks. You may not target the same player twice in a row.

“Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”

Defeat the Humans.

Anfalen, Elf Motion Detector

You are Anfalen, Elf Motion Detector. Every night, you may target a player to determine if they visited someone or were visited by anyone. You will not know which happened.

“Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”

Defeat the Humans.

Anfalen, Elf 1-shot Vigilante (Cycle 2+)

You are Anfalen, Elf 1-shot Vigilante (Cycle 2+). Once per game, at night, you may kill another player. This ability cannot be used Night 1.

“Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”

Defeat the Humans.

Martha, Human Roleblocker

You are a Human Roleblocker. You share a 24/7 private chat with your fellow Humans. Each night, the Humans must kill a player outside your faction. Additionally, each night, you may roleblock a player. You may not target the same player twice in a row.

Reach parity with the Elves.

Martha, Human Goon

You are a Human Goon. You share a 24/7 private chat with your fellow Humans. Each night, the Humans must kill a player outside your faction.

Reach parity with the Elves.

Motion Detector feedback

Motion Detector:
“Your target used an action or an action was used on them last night!”
“Your target did not use an action and no actions were used on them!”
“Your investigation failed!”

Gameplay

  • The uninformed majority in this setup is the Elves and the informed minority is the Humans.
  • The set-up is a 15 player set-up with 9 Vanilla Elves, 1 Elf Doctor, 1 Elf Motion Detector, 1 Elf 1-shot Vigilante (Cycle 2+), 1 Human Roleblocker, and 2 Human Goons.
  • Flips are alignment-only, and will not reveal the role. (They may reveal non-role-indicative parts of their flavor.)
  • No role can self-target. The Human Roleblocker may roleblock other Humans, but the Humans may not factional kill other Humans.
  • The Doctor cannot target the same player on two consecutive nights.
  • The Roleblocker cannot target the same player on two consecutive nights.
  • If the Vigilante’s kill is prevented or interfered with in any way (including being roleblocked, targeting a player protected by the Doctor, or targeting the Human nightkill target), their shot is NOT refunded.
  • Days are 48 hours unless majority is reached early and nights are 24 hours.
  • Executions are majority and plurality.
  • No-execute is a valid vote, and may be hammered to end the day early. In cases where no-execute and another vote are tied at the end of the day, no-execute will have priority in the rand. In all other cases of a tie, the execution will be determined at random from among the tied players.
  • Self-votes are considered valid votes.
  • Votes are locked in LyLo (execute-or-lose) scenarios, but not in MyLo (misexecute-and-lose) scenarios. That is to say, in situations where elves must execute correctly or lose, the first vote cast by a given player is final and cannot be changed.
  • All votes must be in the form /vote [name of player] to be considered valid, and all unvotes must be in the form /unvote. This is to enable the smooth processing of votes.
  • The Human factional kill is assigned. If the member performing the factional kill is not specified, the last member to submit a kill will be assumed to be performing it.
  • The Human factional kill is mandatory. If no factional kill is submitted, the kill will be determined randomly from among living Elves.
  • The Humans will communicate through a private Discord server or forum topic.

Player List:

  1. Aelin - Killed N1 - Halaema
  2. clonedcheese
  3. thepigeonnyc - Killed N2 - Maiele
  4. EliThePsycho - Killed N2 - Tannatar
  5. Leafia - Executed D1 - Naevys
  6. January
  7. Vulgard
  8. Marluxion
  9. Zone_Q11
  10. Silviu200530 Whysper - Executed D2 - Sylmare
  11. min
  12. City
  13. Nuclear_Rehab
  14. WindwardAway
  15. Clownzu

Backups:

  1. Chloe
  2. sulit
  3. Whysper
  4. Arctic
  5. Prophylaxis

Spectators:

  1. DatBird (uninformed)
  2. katze
  3. Marshal (uninformed)
  4. Intensify (uninformed)
  5. Jane (uninformed)
  6. KyoDaz (uninformed)

Milestones:

Day 1 Begins (Flavor)
Leafia is executed, Night 1 Begins (Flavor)
Aelin is killed, Day 2 Begins (Flavor)
Whysper is executed, Night 2 Begins (Flavor)
EliThePsycho and thepigeonnyc are killed, Day 3 begins (Flavor)

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Pregame Flavor

An excerpt from the most popular history textbook of the Province of Alva, typically used for children between the ages of forty and fifty.


Chapter 4: The Gold Rush

Introduction

Key Terms: Gold Rush, Battle of the Grove, Talion, Disguise Self, Ellimie Stonewhistle, Ellimie’s Sacrifice

Although it lasted for less than a decade, the “Gold Rush” period was among the darkest in Alva’s history. Beginning with the unsuccessful Alinar Invasion, a confederation of human kingdoms banded together in an attempt to seize control of Alva’s gold mines. Although Alvan diplomats indicated willingness to trade with the human kingdoms, the humans were unwilling to comply with such requests and sought to use military force.

After the human forces were defeated in the Battle of the Grove (see Chapter 3), due to their inferior technology and tactics, the human kingdom sent spies to infiltrate Talion, the town located near the largest gold mine in Alva. The humans intended to take over the government of Talion surreptitiously in order to smuggle gold out of Alva and into their empires. In order to aid their plan, they enlisted several low-level wizards, capable of casting Disguise Self. They kidnapped four citizens of Talion, held them captive, and assumed their occupations and other engagements.

Fortunately, their plan was hindered by the actions of Ellimie Stonewhistle (born 2597), one of the four residents of Talion taken prisoner. Unbeknownst to his captors, Ellimie was an apprentice wizard, and they were able to use his knowledge of arcana in order to escape and alert the other residents of Talion, allowing them to begin the process of identifying and eliminating the human spies from Talion. However, in retribution for his actions, his human impersonator killed them, in what is now known as Ellimie’s Sacrifice.

Practical Connection!

The Festival of Sacrifice was originally established in 2741 to honor Ellimie Stonewhistle. Although it has since expanded to include other heroes of Alva, aspects of Ellimie’s Sacrifice can be seen even in its current form. For example, the tradition of leaving small pebbles on one’s doorstep was initially created in Ellimie’s memory..

Try it at home!

Most likely, you have relatives or other adults in your life who remember the Gold Rush period! Try interviewing them about what they remember. Some questions you might ask are:

1. Do you remember the Alinar Invasion? How about the Battle of the Grove?
2. How did you feel when you first heard about the human infiltration of Talion? How did it affect your life? Did you start taking additional safety precautions as a result?
3. What did you think of the policies the Alvan provincial government implemented in response to the Alinar Invasion and Gold Rush?

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Day 1 begins. It will end in 48 hours, at 2021-07-18T21:00:00Z, or earlier if a majority is reached for execution. With 15 players alive, majority is 8.

@Aelin
@clonedcheese
@thepigeonnyc
@EliThePsycho
@Leafia
@January
@Vulgard
@Marluxion
@Zone_Q11
@Silviu200530
@min
@City
@Nuclear_Rehab
@WindwardAway
@Clownzu

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First.

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First

CURSE YOU VULGARD!!

Dammit

This is the first time I go for “first” and I actually do get first.

Casuals.

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Interesting. Earliest I’ve ever posted in a game I believe too.

I never do this, I usually let other people do this, but.

Any specific plans for this game from anyone here rn?

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On mobile so didnt have the refresh button handy

Sadge

1: Find scum.
2: Lynch scum.
3: Win.

fakeclaim pr

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find the wolves

this is code for “i didn’t come up with a plan”

Please don’t do a Marshal.

I think cloned is a villager.

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is this a PR soft