"I can't believe with all of you 'men' around, I'm the one who had to swim down and retrieve the third sword," Ingrid says, "Whatever's coming up from below is here now. It was right behind me."
"Yikes, a Bionicle!" Ingrid screams as she smacks the claw with the sword. It quickly retreats back into the water.
"Oh no you don't!" Ingrid cries as she swings the sword at Fred, Diesel, Samantha and Diana. "We figured out who we can trust and you four are not on that list!"
"OK, you other trusted tour members!" Ingrid says as she takes a battle position on the stairs, "Grab a sword and let's stab these no good demon jokers and then take care of that vacuum salesman."
"The sword still won't come down!" Penny cries as she foolishly tries to pull the sword down by the blade. That's not very safe.
"Try now!" Ingrid says as she places the third sword in the remaining hook.
"Got it!" Penny cries as she grabs the sword.
"And now we can fight the demons!" Ingrid cries as she grabs the other sword and joins Penny, ready to fight the demons.
"But there are three swords!" Donna says, "Who did we vote as the third person to grab the sword?"
"Um..." Penny and Ingrid think about what 'voting a third person' means.
"Did anybody vote for somebody besides me and Ingrid?" Penny asks.
"I voted for Tony," Donna explains, "But after he agreed to the vacuum salesman thing, I unvoted him and changed my vote to Ingrid."
"What happens if we didn't work it out well enough to vote three people to hold the swords?"
"Well I know I can be trusted," Sylvia says, "So, I'll grab this sword."
But, the sword is now stuck.
"It won't come off the hook!" Sylvia yells, "Somebody help!"
"Now it's Diesel's turn to shine," Diesel says, annoyingly referring to himself in the third person, "I've been waiting for this for what seems like years."
He begins to trash the statue.
Diesel knocks the statue over and removes the torch from it's hand.
"I see where you're going with this," Siegourney says as she similarly trashes the statue opposite Diesel.
Diesel and Siegourney place the torches in the hooks where the swords were.
"Yoink!" Samantha laughs as she grabs the sword out of the hook.
"Hey!" Sylvia cries, "You're not trusted!"
"I should be!" Samantha says as she forces Sylvia to the top of the stairs, "I have the true power of sight, not Chris. I can show you who these people really are and who among us is a demon."
Before their very eyes. Sylvia turns into a hideous demon.
"Sylvia Berent is a demon!" Samantha yells triumphantly, "not me!"
Samantha lops off Sylvia's head...
...which rolls past the other and into...
...a gaping, reeking maw.
Vacuus has risen and fed on it's first tour member. Sylvia Berent's body had perished, and her soul claimed by Hell.
Penny, Samantha and Ingrid got ready to fight for everyone's soul.
"Here is another demon among us!" Samantha cries, "Richard Stanton!"
Samantha tosses a dazed Richard into the mouth of Vacuus.
Richard's head and limbs fall to the bath as his soul sinks even deeper, to Hell.
"Something's not right," Donna says, "These aren't the people we figured to be the demons at all. Could the puddle clues have pointed to Sylvia and Richard? Were the puddles tampered with after all? Maybe we were listening to the wrong people."
"Drop the act, 'Mom,'" Diesel says as he grabs Donna, "I have the gift of sight too and it's clear that you're one of the demons who has been tricking us this whole time."
Donna transforms to a hideous demon in front of them.
After a quick trip to Vacuus's mouth, Donna's body expires as her soul gets trapped in Hell.
"You know how pissed I'm going to be if we waited all this time just to lose on a technicality." Sheldon gains the strength to deride what's happening.
"What were we supposed to do?" Ingrid asks, "The rules didn't say 'Make sure there are three nominees.' What were we supposed to do? Work together and coordinate?"
"But I was voted as the third most trusted member!" Samantha declares as Vacuus takes a seat behind her, watching the little souls below him.
"When you fools didn't vote a third trusted member," Samantha explains, "the demon's vote got counted. If you guys had just voted for three people, we wouldn't have gotten a vote. But our master told us to take advantage of our attack on Sheldon, and it worked! You fools forgot that all three swords had to held by trusted members. Vacuus has risen and our power has returned! That's how we made you think your friends were actually demons. They didn't look like Collectible Minifig Zombies. That was just our powers making you see that. And now you shall meet the demon who has brought this all to be."
In a flash, Fred Thomas appears before them. He has been transformed into a hideous, yet somewhat hilarious, beast.
"OK, that vision about the tour roster was total bullshit," Fred says, "The killer's name wasn't on the roster, but all the guests name were. Someone else's name was under the heading 'security detail'. That's why that stupid bus driver kept calling me by the wrong name. And that's how Johnson Willoughby learned my identity."
"And now it's your turn, you hideous bitch!" Diana growls as she grabs Ingrid, "I hate your hair!"
"Ha ha! You didn't count on me saving one of the sails from the boat!" Tony cries, "Ha! Yup...I have a sail...and now you'll be sorry..."
"I was totally innocent until Fred stabbed me with his tooth," Diana laughs, "Funny enough, it was my husband who first brought the demon back to life during the last eclipse. I had no idea that's how he had died. I was told the body was missing. Now I know it's with Vacuus and now we shall be together in eternity!!"
Tony's sail floats lamely on the surface of the bath.
Vacuus sweeps Tony and Ingrid up in his claws.
Tony is squeezed so hard, his head pops right off. His soul is now trapped in Hell
Ingrid makes a tasty little snack for Vacuus as her soul is discarded and sinks to an eternity in Hell.
"I can't believe my demon face is a the Fright Night witch." Samantha complains.
"I'm from Atlantis." Fred says.
"My sideburns don't even match my hair." Samantha continues as her self-consciousness grows.
"Well, here we are at then end," Fred laughs, "Unfortunately Penny's granny gave her the special ability to protect people. After trying to protect three of us, she finally used her ability on the two of you losers."
"So you are protected from harm," Fred admits, "However, the protection only covers your souls..."
"Sorry I have to kill you," Siegourney says to Sheldon, "The sex was great and I'll always have our demon seed to remember you."
"There's only room for one sexy red-head around here," Diesel says.
Sheldon and Penny's decapitations are quick and relatively painless.
"Ah, the best for last," Fred laughs as Diana pushes Chris Owen to him, "You did an amazing job at cracking our game wide open. It was quite an accomplishment for you to be the one who solved the mystery. Maybe you should learn not to gloat quite so much."
"The best part of this is that you were so thorough in rubbing it in that you had figured it all out that you missed an important detail and didn't organize the innocents," Fred smiles, "You could've really put the final nail in our coffin, if you'd have paid as much attention to the structure as you did arguing point for point with me. And it's not like it was hard to figure out. The monk told you exactly what needed to happen."
"What's the matter Chris?" Fred laughs, "Grasping at straws?"
The other demons laugh as Fred slits Chris's throat very slowly.
The demons disappear as Chris slowly bleeds to death, suffering all the while.
Outside the temple, 6 figures walked out into the deep red of the full lunar eclipse.
The winners of Red Moon 2: Fred Thomas (CorneliusMurdock), Diesel Nolan (Dragonator), Siegourney Harcourt (Siegfried), Samantha Cole (Rufus), Diana Mantino (Fugazi) and William Falcon (WhiteFang).
"Do we feel good about winning on a technicality?" Samantha asks.
"Yes," Fred answers, "A win's a win."
"It was an epically stupid mistake on their part, too." Diana adds.
Everyone agrees and starts to laugh.
"This post-game discussion is going to be interesting," Diesel predicts.
William just stares at the frog.
Back in the baths...
"What do you guys do for fun around here?" Sheldon asks.
"Oh, we swim," the crazy old monk answers, "...or we solve anagrams or move statue arms."
"If I'm dead already, can I kill myself?" Sheldon asks...
I'll forego any player analysis for now and just let you guys discuss what happened.
Cast of characters:
Sylvia Berent played by Zepher
Chris Owen played by Tamamono
Siegourney Harcourt played by Siegfried
Richard Sexton played by Mrlegoninja
Donna Falcon played by Dannylonglegs
William Falcon played by WhiteFang
Diesel Nolan played by Dragonator
Penny Maltese played by Peppermint_M
Sheldon Wills played by Shadows
Samantha Cole played by Rufus
Tony Peck played by Bob_
Ingrid Peck played by iamded
Fred Thomas played by CorneliusMurdock
Diana Mantino played by Fugazi
*Thanks so much to VolcanicPanik, CallMePieOrDie, Swils, JediAnakin, Scorpiox, K-Nut, Darth Nihilius, The Legonater and Flipz for showing interest in the game. I wish there was more room. Please sign up again for future games! *
Rules for Game play
- No anagrams.
- Each chapter you will be faced with a LEGO building challenge. The first part will be a group effort to find a certain amount of LEGO pieces. The second part will be an individual effort to figure out what model the pieces create.
- The winner of the individual effort will be judged by how much time is taken to solve the puzzle. When you begin to solve the puzzle post "Challenge begin" in the thread. When you solve it, PM me a picture of the finished product. Do not post in the thread for fifteen minutes following your "Challenge begin" post or your entry will be disqualified.
- The winners of the challenge will elect five people to receive clues.
- You must search for clues. This means that an action must be specified. For example, you wish to search a room for hidden objects. The following is an example of how not to go about this:
"I wish to look for suspicious or hidden objects in this room".
Instead, you must be able to specify what you want to do. For example:
"I would like to open the drawers of the cabinet."
It is not required for you to specify exactly what you are doing and what you are looking for, but a generalised statement will not find you anything. Act like a detective and you will be fine.
- Dynamic Actions: Actions you wish to carry out without all of the other players' knowledge can be PMed to the game host, Hinckley. You may or may not be allowed to do what you request.
- Host response time: Please be patient. You may bring the story to a point where you need the host to further game play. I will be on top of this game as much as possible. Please be patient with me between chapters as well.
- Stagnant game: If you find yourself stuck in the group challenge portion, it is because you need to find a clue or you've missed something. Don’t argue with the game host. You’ll be there until everything that needs to be discovered has been discovered.
- Each game day will last 72 hours with three portions, each lasting 24 hours. The team challenge will last 24 hours. The individual portion will last 24 hours. And the nomination process will last 24 hours. If the group fails to find all of the pieces in the first 24 hours, then the chapter will end with no further clues given.
- You cannot edit your posts.
- Failure to follow these rules will result in a warning. A second failure will result in the humorous death of your character.