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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #100 on: December 25, 2009, 08:43:07 AM »
Mith studied sinera for a moment, trying to discern if she was in fact telling the truth.  "Fine, my lady, perhaps you are indeed telling the truth and you are as innocent as I am."  She thought for a long moment, trying to recall the events of the day and what was said about whom, and who might possibly be responsible for the deaths of innocents.  "As a show of good faith between us, I will change my vote to that of Lord Aiden and take the advice of Lady Sky and Lord Winterborn in hopes that they by some chance have knowledge of his guilt." 

Mithlomwen could only hope that her show of good faith would convince others that she was in fact innocent and change their votes as well or she was truly done for and would be joining the other innocents slain by the rebels.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #101 on: December 25, 2009, 08:57:53 AM »
sinera nodded. "I agree, my Lady. If we do not stop this strife between the two of us, then those truly responsible for the deaths of our kinsmen (and women) win. As you have changed your vote from me, I shall also change my vote to Aiden.

"I hope that we are not mistaken; there are so few of us left to support Her Majesty."

She sighed and prayed that Aiden was indeed one of the rebels. Otherwise she'd likely sent an innocent (though thoroughly annoying) man to his death.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #102 on: December 25, 2009, 10:31:34 AM »
"Upon my death you will cement yourselves as true traitors to the crown!"
The man sneered at the two, glaring pure malicious intent on them.
"I will not be hung by you all...if I am to be put to the noose I will run my self into the very blade I used to defend you all when you were still suckling from your mother's teats."

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #103 on: December 25, 2009, 01:32:00 PM »
I also change my vote to Aiden.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #104 on: December 25, 2009, 03:50:49 PM »
Imogen bowed her head towards Mithlomwen. "Milady, your courage humbles me and for good or ill, I shall stand by you today. I also change my vote to Aiden."

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #105 on: December 26, 2009, 11:16:02 AM »
Lord Amberghylles looked up from where he had been watching the debate with a tired and stoic expression.  "It grieves me to see such venom and strife among this court.  Truly, what manner of example do we set when we, who should be the best of the kingdom, squabble and bicker like unruly children.  It is with a heavy heart that I say I do not know who pleads true and who lies.  But I find that Lord Aiden's theatrics and behaviour have been without doubt unseemly and uncouth, though I wish I had more certain proof of his villainy before I point my finger at him in accusation, I must make the most informed choice that i can."

Offline ValerianTopic starter

Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #106 on: December 28, 2009, 08:45:11 AM »
Current Voting (Lynch):

Aiden (6) - LadySky, Winterborn, Mithlomwen, sinera, Ryven, Imogen, Amberghylles
sinera (3) - Caeli, Moirae, Elandra
Caeli (2) - SleepyWei, country
Elandra (1) - Ket
Imogen (1) - Xandi
Mithlomwen (1) - Teno
Ryven (1) - Aiden
Amberghylles (0)
country (0)
Ket (0)
Kip (0)
LadySky (0)
Moirae (0)
SleepyWei (0)
Teno (0)
Winterborn (0)
Xandi (0)

Yet to vote:  Kip

There are 7 Rebels, 1 Weaponsmaster, 1 Historian, 1 Alchemist, 1 Healer, and 6 Councilors.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 08:28:32 AM by Valerian »

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #107 on: December 28, 2009, 09:12:40 AM »
((Psst... *points to his name twice in the tally.  He change to Aiden and is no longer voting for Mith*))

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #108 on: December 30, 2009, 07:32:54 PM »
Ket listened to all that was being argued around her. She had wept for her wrong decision, having spent the majority of the day in the chapel on her knees, imploring the Lord for forgiveness and wisdom. Once the hall had quieted some, she lifted her head to speak.  "I fear for our kingdom, my countrymen. This arguing amongst ourselves has quickly led to the demise of three of the crown's loyal servants. I made a grave mistake, one I do hope that I shall never make again.  That said, I vote for Elandra.  I pray that I am not wrong again."

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #109 on: January 05, 2010, 03:12:22 PM »
Kip listened to all who spoke before slowly nodding his head and speaking himself.  "I can only agree with the majority.  Aiden it is...."

Offline ValerianTopic starter

Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #110 on: January 05, 2010, 03:52:51 PM »
Final Voting (Lynch):

Aiden (7) - LadySky, Winterborn, Mithlomwen, sinera, Ryven, Imogen, Amberghylles, Kip
sinera (3) - Caeli, Moirae, Elandra
Caeli (2) - SleepyWei, country
Elandra (1) - Ket
Imogen (1) - Xandi
Mithlomwen (1) - Teno
Ryven (1) - Aiden
Amberghylles (0)
country (0)
Ket (0)
Kip (0)
LadySky (0)
Moirae (0)
SleepyWei (0)
Teno (0)
Winterborn (0)
Xandi (0)

Suspicion fell overwhelmingly on Aiden, his haughty insistence on his own innocence only seeming to turn the others still more firmly against him.  Once more the headsman performed his grisly duty, while the ever-shrinking group watching uneasily.

But there was to be no relief or rejoicing, at least not for the innocent.  For this day, their Healer had died, and left them with one less chance of salvation from the rebels.

  • Aiden - Healer, lynched
  • Amberghylles
  • Caeli
  • country
  • Elandra
  • Haibane - Councilor, lynched
  • Imogen
  • Ket
  • Kip
  • *LadySky
  • Marguerite - Counselor, killed by rebels
  • Mithlomwen
  • Moirae
  • Remiel - Councilor, killed by rebels
  • Ryven
  • sinera
  • SleepyWei
  • Teno
  • Winterborn
  • Xandi


There are 7 Rebels, 1 Weaponsmaster, 1 Historian, 1 Alchemist, and 6 Councilors.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #111 on: January 05, 2010, 04:00:47 PM »
LadySky watched silently as the worst occurred and she refused to look away from the grizzly death of an innocent. She had pointed a finger to him from the beginning and now his death weighed heavily on her shoulders. As she went about performing the duties of her position LadySky felt chilled within, a cold hollow ache building in her chest. Once more she locked herself away not to sleep or rest however, LadySky spent the night hours on her knees, praying for guidance and aide in the coming days.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #112 on: January 06, 2010, 07:02:49 AM »
Although law lay the requirement that all the court show watch the condemned betaken to the gallows.  Xandi struggled for strength. She is saying prayer as Lord Aiden is walked past her and the speed and intensity of those prayer until the ax has done its job and Aidens identity if revealed, The Healer.

Xandis face grows pale and her legs week as she says, "my lord what have we done," She sits on the edges and smells her smelling sauce to keep from fainting. Once she is confident she will  not faint she rises and is escorted back to her room where the royal ceremonies for the dead will begin. As she begins the traditional ceremony in blackness there is a knock on her door, who she hope is her friend country to check on her, she could use some company to perform the ceremony.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #113 on: January 06, 2010, 05:02:44 PM »
“Lady Xandi.  Please pardon my intrusion in your quarters.  I have been sorely distressed by the events in the court and sought counsel with the Holy Fathers.” 

“I have been remiss in not returning your glove sooner.  It has lain next to my heart since you bestowed your gift to me.  Your gift, through the medium of your glove, filled me with inspiration and I trust my efforts at the games were worthy of your confidences.”

“I know that you will be much troubled by recent events and made haste to your quarters, thinking to comfort you.”

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #114 on: January 07, 2010, 01:07:52 PM »
Mithlomwen was completely shattered when her vote had turned out to be the wrong one.  A thousand doubts ran through her head, wondering who the Rebels were.  She had changed her vote as a token of good faith to prove she was innocent,  and had as a result aided in the death of another innocent. 

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #115 on: January 08, 2010, 03:57:56 PM »
Something haunts the dark halls of the castle, whether spirit, flesh and blood, or both; and on this night, whatever forces are at work are doubly busy.  With the dawn, two fresh deaths are discovered.  First, the Lady Imogen, a loyal Councilor, slain by the dastardly rebels.

The second shocking death is that of LadySky, the one who had been duly elected as Regent -- now revealed to be a conniving Rebel herself.  A small bottle nearby, with the strong whiff of poison lingering, bore mute testimony as to the manner of her death.

The Alchemist's potion, it seemed, had been used wisely.

  • Aiden - Healer, lynched
  • Amberghylles
  • Caeli
  • country
  • Elandra
  • Haibane - Councilor, lynched
  • Imogen - Councilor, killed by rebels
  • Ket
  • Kip
  • LadySky - Rebel, poisoned by Alchemist
  • Marguerite - Councilor, killed by rebels
  • Mithlomwen
  • Moirae
  • Remiel - Councilor, killed by rebels
  • Ryven
  • sinera
  • SleepyWei
  • Teno
  • Winterborn
  • Xandi

There are 6 Rebels, 1 Weaponsmaster, 1 Historian, 1 Alchemist, and 5 Councilors.

Note: The next vote will be for a new Regent, not a lynching.  Who do you trust?

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #116 on: January 08, 2010, 04:17:57 PM »
Moirae exhaled quietly as she hovered briefly in LadySky's doorway, the key slipped back at into the pocket hidden in the folds of her black gown.  Seeing the thorns brought ease and comfort to her heart and soiled hands; only then had her heart stopped thudding so wildly against her chest. 

One down, six to go.

Returning to the meeting chamber, she sent for Lady Imogen's body to be prepared for burial.  LadySky's could burn for all she cared, her proper death had already been handled.  Easing down into her favored chair, she said to any of those already gathered, "I vote for the Alchemist as Regent."
« Last Edit: January 08, 2010, 04:25:01 PM by Moirae »

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #117 on: January 08, 2010, 04:24:00 PM »
Lady Xandi is relieved to find her friend Country at her door. He had come to comfort her, although it was improper for a gentleman and a  lady to be alone, they spent the night completing the ceremony to commemorate their dead.

At first light Xandi heard the tale of how Imogen had been slain. She was surprised to hear how LadySky had fooled them all, as regent she was the last one suspected of being a rebel. Today another dawn has arisen and now two more lay dead. This time however at least the Rebels were hit by the passing of LadySky. Xandi prayed for the dead loyal councilors and for the strength to find the rebels and see them all hanged.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2010, 11:49:11 PM »
'twas growing to be too much. sinera spent the day weeping for Aiden, for her own part in his death; then to be struck the next day by twin arrows - the death of Imogen at the hands of the rebels, and then to hear that not only had LadySky died at the hands of the Alchemist, but that she was a rebel as well? It boggled the mind.

She gathered with the others in the hall; the smell of food was enough to make one gag, but she wanted what scarce comfort she could get from being around others.

"I would vote for the Alchemist, if I but knew who that was, my lady. Since I do not, I propose that we elect Mithlomwen as the new regent. She has convinced me of her innocence, and by this word I stand."

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2010, 09:12:03 AM »
Why does the alchemist not reveal themselves?  There is nothing more for them to hide.  The deed is done.  If we know who it was, we could elect him or her as regent.

Until then, I vote for Moirae.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2010, 12:46:37 PM »
Current Voting (Regent):

Moirae (3) - Ryven, Elandra, Caeli
country (1) - Xandi
Mithlomwen (1) - sinera
Xandi (1) - country
sinera (0)
Caeli (0)
Elandra (0)
Ryven (0)
Amberghylles (0)
Ket (0)
Kip (0)
SleepyWei (0)
Teno (0)
Winterborn (0)

Yet to vote: Amberghylles, Ket, Kip, Mithlomwen, Moirae, SleepyWei, Teno, Winterborn

There are 6 Rebels, 1 Weaponsmaster, 1 Historian, 1 Alchemist, and 5 Councilors.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2010, 10:25:16 PM by Valerian »

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2010, 06:22:09 PM »
Country slipped quietly from Lady Xandi’s chambers.  He glanced furtively about, concerned lest his presence in her chambers be noted by others and thus bring disrespect and shame to the fair lady’s name. 

In light of the activities of the past evening, he expected to find the hall bustling with members of the court as they met furtively to compare stories, listen to rumours and discuss the events.

Instead, everything was quiet.  Few of the other Lords and Ladies seemed to have emerged from their quarters.  Was everyone cowering in fear?  Errors of judgement had been made.  Advice from the Holy Fathers seemed to fail.  Were they not the seat of all knowledge? A careful choice of a new Regent was essential and yet few seemed prepared to make that choice.

Should I propose Lady Xandi?  Would that choice be too obviously made because of my inflamed passion? 

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #122 on: January 12, 2010, 05:33:13 PM »
When the voting for a new regent began Lady Xandi was consumed with the loss of so many friends. She finally lifted her cup and said, I think Country would make a fine regent. He is a man of worth and he was trustworthy.

Lady Xandi hoped he got the position, she thought he would do a fine job and the crown would gain another asset.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2010, 05:40:05 PM »
Stricken by the death of the healer and relieved that the regent was discovered to be a Rebel, Lady Elandra looked at those remaining and voted her conscious, "I concur with Ryven, Lady Moirae will do the position justice.

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Re: The Siege of Carisbrooke Castle
« Reply #124 on: January 14, 2010, 09:55:49 PM »
Caeli squinted her eyes at Ryven, before nodding her head as well. "It is lucky that the previous regent was exposed before she could do more damage. Hopefully, Moirae will prove herself a worthy regent."