It was only mid-morning when the people of the keep made up their minds. Calvin the fisherman, employed investigator of Lord Ash the traitor, was taken down into the dungeons to be dealt with out of site and out of mind. He was not high enough in stature to be accorded a public hanging, but instead met his death down in the little used torture chambers, relics of a not-so-long-ago past. His death was swift and decisive, a single chop to the neck by the executioners axe.
Calvin's meagre belongings were searched, and a document was found near the bottom. After someone who could read was found, it was discovered that Calvin was indeed a Mercenary, working under Lord Ash. He was neither a traitor nor a loyalist, but instead a free-lance man with only the wishes of his payee to consider.
Despite not being a traitor, the people of the keep celebrated at his death, seeing it as one step closer to solving the dreaded mystery. Another reason for the celebrations was that it was Lord Dragonator's birthday. A huge cake was baked, not by Majiko, and the festivities lasted well into the night. With all the drink everyone consumed, nobody had a clear recollection of what had happened after mid-morning, other than that Ragnir had issued a challenge to the people. They all retired to their beds that night feeling particularly pleased with their days effort.
Not everyone went to their own beds however. Rotrigous accompanied Mary the maid back to her rooms, just to make sure she was all right.
Come, you can hardly stand; let me help you into bed.
Oh but sir, I tell you I am alright.
Still, I see it as my duty to help a woman when she needs it. Let us go inside.
Well, if you insist.
Oh I do.
The couple hurried inside, giggling as they went. Unbeknown to them however, someone was watching...
It was Grim, head of the royal guard. He was following Rotrigous, because he felt in his gut that someone might try to kill the advisor that night.
Grim approached the door, just to have a peak at what was happening inside. Unbeknown to him however, someone was watching...
Grim drew in a sharp breath, and tried to avert his eyes. However the scene was to gripping, and he could not tear his gaze away.
Oh Rotrigous, it's so big!
I know, I'm quite proud of it.
Can I touch it?
Why certainly dear, go ahead.
I never knew they made swords so big!
Oh, I thought you meant-
At that moment, Grim heard a noise behind him. He turned just in time to see a javelin heading towards him.
Helpless to stop it, Grim screamed as it drove into his flesh.
At the sound, Mary and Rotrigous rushed outside, and stumbled upon the recently deceased Grim. Muffling a scream, Mary starred in horror.
It was a dastardly deed that this person had committed. Unfortunately, there was no site of him (or her). Mary looked down the hallway but saw nobody.
That morning, it was a solemn group that met in the Grand Hall. One by one they were dying, and still the mystery was left unsolved. Who were the traitors? That was what they wanted to know.
Grim, whom they had all known as WhiteFang, was found to be a loyalist. The mood from the previous day was dampened considerably. However, the people were now more determined than ever to find the traitors and put a stop to the murders...
Thanks once again for choosing to play. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. If you need to review the rules, then these can be found in the introduction thread (link in my signature).
Characters: (in no particular order)
Lord Dragonator (non player)
Majiko the Wizard (non player)
Lord Martin - deceased, condemned by vote
Mike (a servant) - deceased, stabbed at night
Ernest the Chef - deceased, committed suicide
Michael (a soldier in the royal guard)
Lord Ash - deceased, condemned by vote
Grim (head of the royal guard) - deceased, killed at night
Mary (a maid)
Paul (the cellar keeper)
Daniel (a young squire) - deceased, crushed by a potato cart
Rotrigous (king's advisor)
Calvin (a local fisherman) - deceased, condemned by vote
Kyle (the castle torturer/executioner)
Lieutenant Byron (of the royal guard)
Damien (a doctor and herbalist)
Fred (a soldier in the royal guard)
Players: (in no particular order)
1. Zepher (replacing Inertia)
6. Cpt. Pegleg Blockbeard
10. I Scream Clone
18. Adam (replacing KurttKrueger)
Good luck everyone! As a note, the building contest is open to all competitors, including those who have died. Of course, if you are dead and don't want to enter then that is fine, as Ragnir can't eat you anyway, since your dead and all...
Right, on with the show, I mean game, I mean... oh I don't know what I mean...
That's not unusual.