It is a brisk morning, shortly after breakfast.
Oliver, the boy king, sits upon his throne, pondering the night before.
"Mummy, the prostitute I had last night was very funny, but I didn't laugh one bit."
Mother, reasonably alarmed, dotes on him. "However do you mean, funny?"
The boy king doesn't quite know how to phrase it.
"Well, she didn't do so many of the good things the other whores do. I told her to, you know, and she didn't have the faintest idea of what I was talking about. I thought she was rather dim." He continues, "And then, the things she did do simply didn't feel right. I finished of course, as is my royal wont to do, but I want her beheaded. I never want to put my win-tin-tilly into her again."
The queen looks over at Lord Wolverton. "Wolverton, how is it that a substandard piece of meat has ended up in the Royal bedroom?"
The never flustered lord replies without hesitation, "Allow me to bring her before us, m'lord."
Shortly thereafter, young flower Marcy Maeby is brought before them.
Mother purrs, "Is this the tulip that wilted his majesty?"
The boy king scowls, "Off with her head!"
Lord Wolverton lightly suggests, "Sire, might I perhaps recommend you consider not beheading her? You could simply maim her in a discomforting way and cast her out into the street, whereupon she could rot like the carcass of last week's ham..."
The boy king is having none of this. "Who are you to tell your liege of what to do? Was I not appointed by God himself to rule this realm?"
Wolverton turns to the head of the Royal Guard. "Prepare the axeman!"
This whole time, Marcy has been thinking of a way out of this situation. "Your majesty, might I be given one more chance to pleasure you? I'm sure you'll find me very flexible."
The boy king snarls, "Where is that axeman?"
Marcy continues, "Your highness, please show mercy! I'm sure I could be of service to his highness elsewhere in the kingdom; the Royal baths, the kitchen, perchance."
Mother addresses Marcy, "Oh, do stop begging, it's so undistinguished!"
"Please m'lord!" The boy king now directs himself to her. "Oh shut up you tart! You already had your chance to taste this legacy. You failed!"
Reading the writing on the wall, Marcy lunges at the boy with inhuman speed, aiming for his throat.
Reacting relatively slowly, but still with enough time to spare, the boy king beheads her himself.
Before the eyes of all in court, Marcy's head shifts into a green monstrosity.
"Dear lord in heaven, what manner of trickery be this?"
Wolverton is in shock, "Sire, I... I'm... I'm not sure."
The pardoner steps forth from the crowd. "This be Satan's deed, made true before us! God has forsaken us!"
Wolverton interjects, "No need for such rash statements, this is but one."
The summoner then joins the discussion, "Preposterous! Witchbreed are never alone! There will be more!"
The boy king ponders this. "I suppose the safest thing would be to kill you all... But then I would need all new people for my castle." He thinks some more. "Oh, I know! We'll play a little game! Yes! I want you to deliver these so-called witchbreed to me!" He can't hide his smile now. "I want you to search among yourselves and deliver one for me to kill everyday. Huzzah and hulloo!"
The crowd looks at each other, quite stunned at the prospect.
The boy king continues, "Or, I could just kill you all..."
In unison, the crowd feigns a smile and exclaims, "No, let's play a game!"
The boy king stares off into the middle distance.
"Oh do let's!"
The Boy King - Your lord. Show him the respect he has been granted by God.
Mother - The Boy King's mom. Fear her.
Lord Wolverton - The Boy King's adviser. Stay on his good side.
Sir Carrots, The Knight (scubacarrot) - The ideal of a medieval Christian man-at-arms. He has participated in no less than fifteen of the great crusades of his era. Brave, experienced, and prudent.
The Wife of Darth (Darth Nihilous) - Darth is an English town on the Avon River, not the name of her husband. Though she is a seamstress by occupation, she is actually a professional wife. She has been married five times and had many other affairs in her youth, making her well practiced in the art of love. She presents herself as someone who loves marriage and sex, but she also takes pleasure in rich attire, talking, and arguing.
Dragus, The Pardoner (darkdragon) - Dragus grants papal indulgences—reprieves from penance in exchange for charitable donations to the Church. He often collects profits for himself. He excels in fraud, carrying a bag full of fake relics.
Gilly Wooks, The Miller (Gingerwookie)- He a big mouth, both literally and figuratively. Wooks seems to enjoy overturning all conventions: he rips doors off hinges; and he tells a tale that is somewhat blasphemous, ridiculing religious clerks, scholarly clerks, carpenters, and women.
Voltana Panana, The Prioress (volcanicpanik) - Modest and quiet, this Prioress (a nun who is head of her convent) aspires to have exquisite taste. Her table manners are dainty, she knows French (though not the French of the court), she dresses well, and she is charitable and compassionate.
Christos Knight, The Summoner (Chromeknight)- Knight brings persons accused of violating Church law to ecclesiastical court. A lecherous man whose face is scarred by leprosy. He gets drunk frequently, is irritable, and is not particularly qualified for his position. He frequently attempts to sound educated.
Zam Kuric, The Clerk (zakura)- Kuric is a poor student of philosophy. Having spent his money on books and learning rather than on fine clothes, he is threadbare and wan. He speaks little, but when he does, his words are wise and full of moral virtue.
Skip Pudding,The Man of Law (Skipper)- A successful lawyer commissioned by the king. He upholds justice in matters large and small and knows every statute of England’s law by heart.
Wully Tintin, The Merchant (Wuntin)- Tintin trades in furs and other cloths, mostly from Flanders. He is part of a powerful and wealthy class.
Pirelly Dabito The Shipman (Piratedave) - Brown-skinned from years of sailing, Dabito has seen every bay and river in England, and exotic ports in Spain and Carthage as well. He is a bit of a rascal, known for stealing wine while the ship’s captain sleeps.
The Merchant's Wife, Yulie Yodie (Yumiyoshi) - Yodie focuses on propriety and appearances, maintaining a happy home. New to a life of wealth, her working class roots sometimes show through.
Biskie Partsy, The Boy King's Maid (Bricksandparts) - She is a hardworking woman, and has worked in the Royal household since she was a girl. She holds the Royal family in great esteem and values her position there.
Flanagan, The Whipping Boy (Flare) - Flanagan has been reduced to providing entertainment for the Boy King, but his original role was that of receiving the punishment to be meted out to the King. He has the disposition of an abused child, both self-loathing and prone to aggression himself.
Cuslo Mizzle, Grizzled Soldier (The Customizer) - Mizzle has served in the castle from well before the Boy King's reign. He is fully aware of how the Royal system works, and knows that one must always serve the king.
Franklin Holmes, The Manciple (fhomess)- Holmes in charge of getting provisions for court. Despite his lack of education, he is smarter than the thirty lawyers he feeds.
Cecily Seas, Soiled Dove (Cecile) - A once pure maiden who is no longer considered marriageable. A light and positive personality that worries not about the future.
Master Hale, The Summoner's Assistant (halomaster96) - Hale is a shy boy that has been taken under the Pardoner's wing. While there are certainly unpleasant aspects to his position, he hopes the experience will give him freedom in life moving forward.
Rules (These are 95% the same as the EB standard; deviations from the normal EB rules are struck-through)
1. Each player will be given a character to play, who will be aligned with either the Town or the Scum. To win the game, the Town must kill off all the Scum, while the Scum needs to outnumber the Town. Third-party (neutral) characters have their own win conditions as outlined in their roles.
2. Each day you will
3. A game day will last
3.5. Players may not target the same player two nights in a row, and may not target themselves.
4. The alignment of lynched players, as well as those that died during the night, will be revealed at the beginning of the next day.
5. You may not quote or pretend to quote anything sent to you by the host via PM. That includes all the details of your character and role, as well as any night action results. Role claims and reporting of night action results are acceptable, but in your own words only. Do not attempt to use the structure of your role PM to your advantage.
6. Do not play the game outside the thread. Similarly, do not post out of character inside the thread. Game tactics and roles may only be discussed in the game thread or via PM with other players. Private discussion is done at your own risk and should be treated as part of the game.
7. If you are dead, you may not post in thread or discuss the game with any of the players. Any information you had becomes void, and may not be passed on.
8. You may not edit your posts.
9. You must post in every day thread.
10. If you encounter a problem or have a question, please contact the host via PM
11. Violation of the above rules will result in a