Evening in the little hamlet, Lower Brickton by the Sea. The town elder has summoned the people.
Everyone, thank you for coming tonight. I am sure you all are aware of the reason for this gathering tonight.
A series of nods and grunts flow through the room.
Shortly, we will arrive at the 300th anniversary of the event that defined this town, the event that gave my family purpose, and the event that still haunts us all; when the planets became aligned and the world was nearly lost.
You will recall, my great great great great great great great grandfather was but a lad on that fateful night, hunting fireflies when he noticed a flame from in the forest.
Again, nods run through the room.
The elder continues.
He ventured deeper into the woods, to find a cabal of hooded villagers chanting arcane verse to spirits from the beyond. Only a boy, he knew he couldn't stop them himself, and he informed the other settlers of this village. Armed with torches and pitchforks, they ran to the woods. By this point, the bonfire had grown to a column to the stars.
The crowd quieted to a hush. This was a story they had heard all their lives, yet it never ceased to affect them.
The cabal's arms raised, their voices heightened to a rage, they opened a portal ripping open the fabric of space. From here, a great evil showed itself.
All eyes fixed on the stony elder.
It was then that the cabal was decapitated by our village, and the portal was extinguished mid-stream. To this day, we have those ancestors of ours to thank for our lives today.
The conditions to open that portal were rare, but not unique.
Only days from now, the planets will be in alignment once more, and those gates to beyond will potentially be able to be opened again. We cannot allow this. We must be vigilant.
Are you interested in playing? Here's what you need to know:
-This is not a mafia game. There will be voting, but there will not be any night actions (by the town). This will be a game of smarts and sleuthing.
-This game will be played in real time over one week. There will be four days and three nights, all 24 hours. If you can't be around, don't sign up. I plan to start in the morning, Japan-time, so the days will start and end in the evening New York time. Proxying will be allowed.
-This is an in-thread only game. If you feel compelled to PM, or chat out of thread about the game, don't sign up. It's just a week, you can do it.
-Voting is mandatory every game day. If you're a wishy-washy non-voter, don't sign up.
With that out of the way, I expect everyone to have a lot of fun, so don't be scared. It's only a week, what's the worst that could happen?
No need to tell me your mafia history, I've followed all the games for two years, so I have a decent idea of who's who.