With the opinion split yet again, the Wolves slipped out of the banquet hall one by one, meeting up again with Minister Hong to make another hard decision. If they killed wrongly, even in the name of the empire, it would almost surely mean the end of the dynasty, and mark General Wei's successful usurpation of the throne.
But the will of the remaining ministers had been clear; many of them were sure of Stattick's guilt. So, later that afternoon, when Minister Stattick was alone in the Royal Archives (for now unattended but for a single guard at the entrance, since Minister Kyrsa's untimely death), the Wolves of the Wind again swept in, did their work, and left, leaving his body to be found by the guards.
However, it seemed that the nightmare that had begun only a scant week before was now ended - for Minister Stattick had been a Wei spy. A search of his rooms after the discovery of his death (with the red pendant that marked his guilt prominent over his chest) turned up a small bottle that, upon inspection, turned out to be an antidote for the poison that had been given to the Emperor. Thankfully, it seemed not to have been too late; after a night of supervision, the imperial doctors pronounced the emperor weak, but on the road to recovery.
With her last ally eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind, the traitorous Lady Imogen disappeared from the imperial palace before she could be found out by the Wolves of Wind, and to inform General Wei that he no longer had any support in the capital - all of them were dead, or had long since left. There would be no coup d'état from within; any efforts to overthrow Emperor Zhang would be another story to tell, it seemed.
aymelekT - Wei spy, died in battle against the Dragon General Beguile's Mistress - Courtier, killed by the Wei spies
Iejir - Wei spy, eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind
Kurzyk - Courtier, eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind Kyrsa - Minister of the Royal Archives, killed by Wei spies LadySky - Courtier, eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind
Remiel - Courtier, killed by Wei spies
Saffron - Courtier, eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind Stattick - Wei spy, eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind Valerian - Dragon General, died protecting an innocent against the Wei spies Xandi - Minister of the Treasury, killed by Wei spies
There are 2 Courtiers
and 2 Royal Twins
Story RecapDay 1
During the close voting, Xandi
, the Minister of the Treasury, bribes a eunuch to find Beguile's Mistress' role.Kurzyk
is chosen for elimination by the rest of the Court, after a close vote between he and Xandi
, the Dragon General, chooses to protect Xandi.Kyrsa
, the Minister of the Royal Archives, researches Xandi, revealing that she is not a Wei spy.Beguile's Mistress
is killed during the night by the Wei spies.Day 2Valerian
contact each other, trying to guess out the traitors.LadySky
sends out a plea to many of the players, trying to get the vote changed.Xandi
contacts several players, including all of the Wei spies and the traitor twin, pleading innocence and claiming a special role.Xandi
openly claims a special role in the game, as does Kyrsa
, resulting in more vote changes.Stattick
manage to convince Xandi of their 'innocence'.
After some heavy debate and vote-changing, votes between LadySky
are tied; LadySky loses by a roll of die.Valerian
chooses to protect Kyrsa, after examining the fallout of the votes.Kyrsa
spies out Iejir; he is revealed to be guilty.
The Wei spies elect to choose Kyrsa
as their victim.
Due to the Dragon General's special ability, aymelekT
, a Wei spy, is killed during the ensuing struggle, as is Valerian
is openly targeted by early votes. She contacts several players, including Imogen and Stattick, hinting at a special role.
She then claims openly to be the Minister of the Royal Archives, and reveals Iejir
, attempting to form a pool of information.
Enough votes are swayed that Iejir
ends up being eliminated, leaving only Stattick
(spy) and Imogen
(royal twin) as the remaining guilty parties.
Without a protector, Kyrsa
is targeted during the night by the remaining Wei spy.Day 4Xandi
's early accusation leads to a strong following of votes against Saffron
is eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind.Remiel
is targeted by the Wei spy and the traitor twin during the night.
At this point of the game, there are four
loyal courtiers vs. two
traitor characters.Day 5
An overwhelming vote threatens the life of FallenAngelNajdan
, led by Stattick and Xandi.Mithlomwen
, the Loyal Twin, uses her special ability and saves FallenAngelNajdan
, revealing their innocence.
After discussing their options, the Wei spy decides to do away with Xandi
At this point of the game, there are three
loyal courtiers vs. two
One more death of a loyal courtier would effectively end the game, with a victory for the traitors.Day 6
The choice is mainly between Ryven
; the remaining loyal courtiers elect to vote for Stattick
With only the Traitor Twin (Imogen
) remaining, the Tiger General's supporters lose, as the Traitor twin does not have the special ability of eliminating players during the night segment.The loyal courtiers of the Zhang Dynasty win, with three players remaining!
Thank you for playing, everyone.
I hope you guys enjoyed this Chinese-flavored mafia game.
- Loyal Members of the Imperial Court
- Beguile's Mistress - killed by Wei spies (Night 1)
- Kurzyk - eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind (Day 1)
- LadySky - eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind (Day 2)
- Saffron - eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind (Day 4)
- Remiel - killed by Wei spies (Night 4)
- FallenAngelNajdan - revealed to be innocent by the Loyal Twin (Day 5)
- Ryven - is never seriously targeted or suspected
- Kyrsa - Minister of the Royal Archives; killed by Wei spies (Night 3)
- Xandi - Minister of the Treasury; killed by Wei spies (Night 5)
- The Dragon General
- Valerian - died protecting someone against the Wei spies (Night 2)
- Royalty: The Loyal Twin
- Mithlomwen - saves FallenAngelNajdan and reveals her role (Day 5)
- Traitors; Supporters of the Tiger General
- Wei Spies
- aymelekT - died in battle against the Dragon General (Night 2)
- Iejir - eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind (Day 3)
- Stattick - eliminated by the Wolves of the Wind (Day 6)
- Royalty: The Traitor Twin
- Imogen - believed to be innocent by many loyal courtiers, and is never seriously targeted