Mini-NOTW I: "To kill a mockingbird" "... A terrible scream pierced the night, just before sunrise. The villagers quickly ran into the street to see what was happening. Soon, the entire population of the village was gathered in a circle around the village plaza. In the middle of the circle, on the rain-wet cobblestones, was the corpse of Clairone. Her neck had been broken and her head protruded from her body at an unnatural angle. The silence among the villagers was intense. Who would do such a thing? Finally, the mayor of the village stepped forth and spoke: "Only a monster would do something like this - the entire village might be in danger! I will stay, and I ask for the strongest men of the village to join me in my stay, for we need to root out this evil. It looks as if we have a killer on our hands." The village exploded in panic as the mayor ended his short speech. Women, children, and even most of the men of the village left the village to seek safety against this monstrous killer. In the end, only a dozen or so villagers stayed back, intent on finding the killer, or for their own reasons..." CHARACTER/PLAYER LIST: Love/Bard/Mutilated, Night 1 Sepuku/Blacksmith/Tortured and killed, Night 3 Ekolite/City Guard/Hung, Day 3 LightFang/Local Merchant/Hung, Day 4 (Wolf) PaulusIII/Magic Adept/Poisoned, Night 4 Winston Hughes/Mayor/Mutilated, Night 2 Tasslehoff/Maniac/Alive Rhawn/Drunkard/Alive J-Man/Traveller/Alive BananaLee/Stonemason/Alive Icekommander/Innkeeper/Alive Thomas.Berubeg/Hunter/Alive Special rules Updates: -There will be two game days each week. Nights will start Thursday and Sunday, and last 24 hours. -Updates will be at 20:00 CET, taking Summertime savings into account. Voting: -In order to be "lynched", a player needs atleast one fourth of the votes. -Early in the game, the player to be "lynched" must have two votes more than the follow-up. This ends at 8 players left. -There will be no conversion mechanics in this game, it is simply too small. I, as a GM, will do my best to keep the "fantasy feel" of the game - I urge the players to try and roleplay their characters to up this feeling. If you feel your character description in the PM is lacking something, feel free to add what you want, within the framework of the story (ie: Unless your PM states something else, you have not been the ruler of a village, the secret son of Dain the Caswellawn, etc.) That's it! Update posts: Night falls, day 0 Morning comes, day 1: Love is found dead Night falls, day 1 Morning comes, day 2: Winston Hughes is found dead Night falls, day 2 Morning comes, day 3: Sepuku is found dead Update: Day 0 It is now day, and posting is open. There will be No voting on the first day - it serves merely as an opportunity for the players to "check in" and establish their character roleplay-wise. Night will fall in roughly 27 hours.