Now I'd like to take a nice long hard glance at you, my dear Sheriff.
It seems to me that you have been handed a position in which to exploit your vote, and have been playing directly into such. "I'm not voting because I'm the Sheriff" suuuuure sounds like incredibly great tactic to sit back and watch every accuse each other, toss your vote in at the last second to make sure it swings the way your fellow furries would like and then get out of there as if it was dumb luck that another villager is dead? And the reasoning of a 'rank' - everyone should vote entirely based on your own opinion of who YOU BELIEVE TO BE GUILTY
not how the Sheriff voted, not how your buddy voted, not who has the most votes. If people choose to allow their own thought processes to be overshadowed by a voted title such as "Sheriff" I don't think it matters at what time you post that vote, if not you, they will be influenced by someone else. ((we're all smarter than that anyway, c'mon, we're playing mafia here))
Alright, thanks for your patience. I probably spent way too much time thinking on this, but in the end, here is my decision.
I am voting to Lynch AmberStarfire
And here is why.
I fully believe at this point she is a villager. I think she came out with a wrong comment and everyone jumped on her. I think the wolves are getting off easy and that, for the most part, villagers have also voted to lynch Amber, thus putting me into this situation where if I vote to lynch I will look like a 'bad guy' when and if she comes up as a villager.
However, the village does have to work toward being a team. Amber has made it clear she's going to continue playing like a wild card, throwing her vote where she wants, and keeping the chaos going. Chaos breaks up the village. It distracts us. It keeps us from focusing on everyone else who is being shady in their own way, because we're all locked in on the way too obvious chaotic target. Wolves love this. I've been a wolf. I've let that happen. I've let the village vote for that person. I've spoken up for them. I've done all the things that I think are happening now.
We can't have Day Three turn out the same and hope to get anywhere as a village.
Finally, I considered the fact that by saving Amber, I was essentially vetting her to the village. Would we really continue to go after her again and waste the time and resources and a repeat of Day Two? Doesn't that make her the oh-so-perfect target for the wolves to actually change? Would the Seer really waste his time if there are other, bigger, stronger, more cunning fish to fry? I wouldn't, should I have that role. (which I don't). Which makes it all too easy for the wolves to let her slip into their pack. And if she does come up as a wolf? Well I'm the bad sheriff for letting her go.
Thus, It's my decision that by lynching her, she's no longer a threat to the village, even if she was a villager.
It isn't personal. I hope you understand. But at this point, with 16 villagers (soon to be 15 I assume), we need to play as a team in the best way I know possible.
You easily could have chosen to save Amber, who you stated (highlight in red) that you "fully believed" to be innocent. Now... your pretty words of explanation are starting to sound like just that. Pretty words."The village needs to work as a team!"
EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. US. except for those wolves who are out there, are on a team of our own. We forge our own alliances with people we hope we can trust and we can choose to defend or hang our fellows as we please, but let's really reasses this. This village is not a team. Nor could it ever be a team unless the villagers were the informed majority. We are a many innocents accusing each other among a few guilty parties. The only TEAM we're on, is human or wolf.
I think in killing Amber, you chose team wolf to me. There is no benefit in picking off additional bodies, it only makes the game easier for them and plays into their hands. If the wolves had been silly enough to turn Amber after we let her live, they would've been making an obvious/easy choice and the Seer would have checked her. They KNEW that. You KNEW that Miss Wolfy Wolfpants.
If we all remember, Mint was the one to say that Amber turned on her after asking questions. Knowing that Amber was innocent... what was she on to?
I entirely believe Aiden to be a wolf at this point. Perhaps he wasn't on day 1, and I let his trolly nature sucker me into thinking 'hey, he's probably human and safe to ally with'. Instead of approaching Myobi, or ANYONE in our "alliance" (If you can call "Hey we're probably all human lets try to get something good happening." an alliance in the first place... which is a huge portion of why Aiden's bus throwing was so suspicous. At no point did anyone even agree to terms that stated 'let's not vote for each other' or 'let's be allies', we were barely into discussions of beginning a group) he threw us under the bus and I entirely believe that to be something a wolf would do. Mintprincess
has been defending Aiden's innocence since day 1. Are you so sure he's "just a troll" if it costs your head?
'Cause right now, it's the last nail in sealing my vote for you.