[spoiler]You let our a scream as you jolt upright in your bed, waking up to the sound of rain and thunder. You wipe your brow, which like the rest of your body, is drenched in a cold sweat. Was that... was that all a dream? You remember nothing more than bodies in the streets, the hangings of innocents and guilty alike, and the foaming of the mouths of your friends and allies. It all seemed so vivid, but yet, you can't seem to remember how it finished...
But one thing consoles your soul: a formal invitation to a dinner party in Akonyland. It may not be the most exciting thing in the world, and you question if you really want to go, but at least it'll take your mind off of things. It's not like anything bad's going to happen...
...right?[/spoiler]SUBSCRIPTIONS PHASE BEGINS
[spoiler]Having fallen back asleep after your rude midnight awakening, you are awoken by the meowing of a black cat outside your window. Eager to shut it up, you jump out of bed (swinging your left leg out of bed first), throwing yourself onto your feet. Unfortunately, you accidentally hit your bedside table, knocking over a salt shaker, spilling little white granules of salty goodness everywhere. Fortunately, this seems to startle the cat, which then jumps off of your windowsill. Unfortunately, an owl then decides to perch on the windowsill, staring intently at you. Fortunately, it is apparently afraid of you, as when you swing your fist at it in a sleep-induced rage, it flies off again.
...unfortunately, you broke the window, which actually wasn't a window, but a mirror, showing the reflection of the window on the opposite side of the room. How could you have missed that? You check your clock, and notice that due to a bad night's sleep, it's already noon and you should probably get going if you want to be at the party on time. It's a long way to Akonyland.
While everyone gets dressed, some people seem to have more important things to do before getting in the car.[/spoiler]PREP PHASE BEGINS
[spoiler]Your drive ends at the end of the paved road, where the road is replaced by a wooden bridge that clearly looks too unstable for a car to drive across. Noting this, you park in the nearby grass, and exit your car as everybody else arrives. After watching the seventeenth car come over the horizon, it seems that nobody else is coming, so you cross the bridge into Akonyland with the rest of the guests.
Though none of you know where you're going, you still manage to find your way into town without any problems, almost as if guided by some magic hand. You find yourselves in a stone-paved circle surrounded by houses, where three children seem to be playing. There's something oddly peculiar about this scene, but you can't quite put your finger on it, and as much as you puzzle over it, you can't seem to see what's wrong...
But you quickly realize that you don't care, because across the circle is a building that looks very much like the one in the invitation. Thinking of course that that must be the place, everybody rushes towards the building, hungry after their long drives. As you approach the building, you notice a man standing outside the doors. He notices the group, and turns towards you.
Man: "Ah! You must be the guests for the dinner party. I was waiting for you, because I seem to be in a bit of trouble right now. You see, I came here to check up on the proceedings, but the doors are locked, and I seem to have lost the key... can you help me force it open?"
You look at the man with a puzzled expression. There is something about this man that just seems a bit off, too, you think. Maybe it's his tackily striped shirt, maybe it's that badge that you could swear was made out of paper, but you're not really sure. Then, you're struck with a realization...
...he, and the three children, all have the same face. Why do they have the same face? How did you not notice this earlier when the children had man-faces? Especially sinec one of them was wearing a dress? Nonetheless, your grumbling stomach ignores your confusion, and tells you to break down the door, a sentiment you agree with. The group forces its combined efforts on the doors, and though they seem futile at first, eventually the doors swing open, revealing what seems to be quite the expensive mansion. And it looked so bland on the outside...
Man: "Thank you all. Now, the dining hall should be this way, where the mayor will hopefully be waiting for you all. Come along, now. Mayor, the guests have... WHAT?!"
You wonder what the man's so shocked about, so you all run into the dining hall with him. It's then that you notice the food on the table. It's quite a tragedy, it's all strewn about, and covered in some nasty looking red liquid. And then of course, there's always the body on the floor. Wait... the body on the floor? The detective rushes to the body and smells it.
commi-ninja: "But... I wanted to lynch him..."
Man: "Hmm, time of death: inconclusive. Cause of death: unknown. No traces of foreign DNA, either. I don't know which one of you did this, but you're good... real good."
delsie29: "W-wait... what? One of us?"
Officer: "Yeah, you heard me. My name is The Officer, and I hereby arrest each and every one of you for the death of The Mayor!"
Schillok: "But you don't even have evidence!"
Officer: "Maybe not, but I certainly wasn't in here, and you're the only people I've seen around, so I see no reason not to believe it was you. Now, we're going to the prison! Get going!"
Maybe it's due to the confusion as to what just happened, but before you know it, you find yourselves in the prison. Or maybe, it's because the prison was next door. The officer turns to the jailor, who seems to be sleeping at his desk.
Officer: "JAILOR! Wake up! We have convicts!"
Jailor: "Mmmrr... hm? Yeah, yeah... and I bet they're guilty too, just like those two with the glasses..."
Officer: "Well, one of them is, and that's what matters! Now send them to their cells!"
Jailor: "Yeah, yeah... well, orders are orders, I guess..."
The jailor sighs, and sleepily gets up out of his chair. One by one, he locks each of you in your cells. As you're all sitting in your steel frame beds, thinking of how horrible this dinner party turned out and wondering why everybody looks the same, the lights shut off and a scream echoes throughout the prison. Curious as to what it was, you try to peek into the darkness from your cell's bars, but see nothing but pitch black. However, you realize that your cell door was never actually locked, and they didn't confiscate your things, either...[/spoiler]NIGHT 1 (BLACKOUT) BEGINS
[spoiler]As you're walking around the halls, the power turns back on, revealing that you weren't the only one with the bright idea to sneak out during the blackout. By now, nearly everyone is out of their cells, roaming the halls for one reason or another. The officer appears in the hallway, glaring at everyone. His forehead is noticeably bleeding.
Officer: "I SAID, YOU ARE ALL UNDER ARREST! And yet, not only do you not obey me, not only do you not remain in your cells, not only do you assault me, but you murder The Jailor, too!"
He points to the area near the front door, where The Jailor's body lies, with his throat slashed. There are various cuts and bruises on the body, but from the scene, the slashed throat is definitely the cause of death.
Officer: "Well, though the death is tragic, it gives evidence that there's probably more than one person doing these murders, as the modus operandi is different. Not to mention, the power here doesn't look like it was sabotaged, meaning it was a problem up at the power plant, for which you would need an accomplice. So... wait, wasn't there one more of you before?"
Sure enough, you all quickly realized that you were one person short. As you all turned your gaze to the hallway, you see the body of Detective Tommy (Okiya)
, lying in plain sight. How did you all miss it? You must have stepped over him, or something. Whatever, you didn't ever put much stock into the whole "respecting the dead" thing. There seems to be a large hole in his chest, inside of which a knife is placed. It doesn't look like the knife was the actual murder weapon though, it was just sort of... put in there. Like the dirty scavengers you all are, you rummage through his jacket, and find a diary with a single entry in it:
Night 1: I'm planning on cooking Yakitori tomorrow. I had all the ingredients except Sake and onions. I ran to the market and didn't find any Sake, and [color=red]forgot to buy onions. Tomorrow I plan to look for some sweet Vermouth as a substitute. I also had a weird dream that this onion tried to befriend me... I decided to befriend her but didn't tell her anything about myself.[/color]
You question why anybody would write about their grocery shopping, and not about the amazing journey to Akonyland they were about to embark on.
Officer: "That... is... it. One of you here is a viscious murderer. And quite frankly, I'm not gonna take it anymore. I'm gonna find you, and I'm gonna shoot you, and that's that."
He pulls out a revolver, and starts tapping his foot.
Officer: "Go ahead, discuss who you want me to shoot. It makes no difference to me, I know one of you's the killer, and we need to get this cleared up quick. It's almost night time."
Clearly, this guy is crazy. But you have a feeling that if you don't tell him who to shoot, he might just shoot you all. And who would want that?[/spoiler]DAY 1 BEGINS
[spoiler]Nobody seems to want to be the one to start the arguing as to who should get shot by The Officer, because really, none of you wants to get shot. Well, except one of you, apparently.
xcommando: "...well... I mean, Abs. said he wanted to get killed..."
This is apparently all it takes to set the prison on fire, as half of the group starts shouting as to who they would rather have shot than themselves. The group's argument continues, with nobody seeming to reach a definitive conclusion. But among the names, The Officer hears one name a bit more often than the others.
Officer: "Well then, say your prayers, you dastardly villain!"
As the bullet is fired, someone in the group dives in the way of the gun. With a loud bang, the bullet rips through the person's shoulder and sprays a shower of blood onto the group. The Officer is shocked.
Officer: "What the...? OH GOD I SHOT SOMEONE ELSE THIS IS A TRAVESTY"
???: "Just... a flesh wound."
Officer: "Oh, well then, if you say so. I applaud your bravery, truly you are a fine specimen of bravery, who does their job well. I wish I could say the same for all the rest of you, though... just look at this pair of handcuffs laying on the ground
, it seems like one of you must have tried to arrest somebody and failed miserably. So, whoever did that can't even do his job right. I bet he would be suspended from the police force temporarily
if anyone found out about this. And guess what? I found out about it! So, I'll just keep these for a bit, and make sure whoever failed at this arrest can't do anything. I mean, if I had my cuffs taken away, I'd be pretty demoralized too. Really, they should take some notes from me, after all, I just arrested 26 people at once! The fact that you're not still locked up is all The Jailor's fault."
The Officer looks at his watch.
Officer: "Well, it's getting late, so I'm going to have to release you, this prison isn't a very safe place at night, even for murderers. So, I'll show you to your rooms in the Multicolor Mansion! The Prismatic Palace! The Chromatic Chateau! Actually, it's just the top floor of The Mayor's house, but it's pretty colorful. As a matter of fact, every room's a different color. Isn't that a fun little fact? Well then, come along now. We have to get going to Mount Akonylest tomorrow to investigate the power plant there. Well, anyway, let's get going."
As you all leave the prison, you see the children again. However, it looks like one of them is passed out on the ground, and the "girl" must have tripped over him, because her legs are scuffed up badly, and she's crying. You sort of feel bad for her, but you're relived that the fat one at least doesn't seem to be hurt yet. A clocktower you hadn't noticed before sounds its bells in front of the setting sun. Looking at the hands, you see that the time seems to be 8:18...
You arrive back at The Mayor's house, passing the doors where the dead mayor still sits slumped over in his chair, and up the staircase to the second floor. As the sunlight streams through the windows, it hits the gold trim on the walls, illuminating the hallway, with its grey walls, patterned with pictures of The Thinker, that one statue you remember seeing that one time. The Officer leads you all to your rooms, which seem to have no lights aside from the light streaming in from the hallway, and a single candle.
Officer: "Well then, I'll be in a room downstairs if you need me."
As he's walking away, you hear him say one last thing.
Officer: "Oh, and don't touch anything..."[/spoiler]NIGHT 2 (LIKE, AN ACTUAL NIGHT) BEGINS
[spoiler]Officer: "Rise and shine, people, the sun's backup and it's time to go!"
As everyone leaves their rooms, a common theme can be seen... not many people got a good night's sleep. Xcommando and kleene are rubbing their backs, Sherlock3 and Khinkhun are both shaking visibly with a paranoid look in their eyes, PhoenixTears and nomemory are holding their stomachs, Kaia, Schillok and xpon are all crying, and commi-ninja, shuuichi akai and CTU have various scratches on their faces.
On the other hand, Dus, Abs., James Rye, Rohoph, Conia, Sebolains, delsie29 and Parkur seem like they got a good night's rest. Yurikochan looks like she had a great night's sleep.
Nobody bothers to take note of the condition of Laurell, Holmes, Beastly, BlueKaitou1412, KainTheVampire, and pofa.
The Officer sighs.
Officer: "Well, looks like a lot of you fell victim to the wiles of the Hued Hall. Though it looks like I did too, I could have sworn I left some salads around here, but I can't seem to find them..."
The Officer looks over the crowd.
Officer: "Hm...? That's odd... I could have sworn I counted things right earlier, but it seems as if I was completely wrong. And hey there, what's up with you, xcommando?"xcommando: "I seem to have been arrested."
The Officer looks slightly shocked.
Officer: "Well would you look at that, it seems we might have a competent officer around here after all! Good show, mystery man. Well then, we should be leaving, let's go everyone!"
Everybody walks down the stairs, away from the Hued Hall, and out the front doors. However, The Officer seems to be lagging behind, looking at something in the Dining Hall, and when he finally exits the front doors, he looks visibly worried.
BlueKaitou1412: "Uhh... what's the matter exactly?"
The Officer snaps a glare at the group and pulls out his revolver again.
Officer: "5 more bullets in this thing... one of them's going to find you. I know you're still here, mocking me. Hahaha... do you think this is funny? DO YOU? Well LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING NOW! So go ahead, name your names, but I'm finding you today!"
You're not quite sure what he's talking about, but you feel like you should start naming names...[/spoiler]DAY 2 BEGINS
[spoiler]Once again, arguments abound, and once again, they're pretty much about the same two people. This time though, the demand for blood is clearer: Everyone wants nomemory's blood.
Officer: "Alright then, you heard the crowd. This time, I'm not missing, this time, you're gonna die."Votes
: nomemory: 9
delsie29 xpon: 2
nomemory Beastly: 2
Dus Schillok: 1
Abs Sherlock3: 1
James Rye Parkur: 1
Sherlock3 Bluekaitou1412: 1
Conia Conia: 1
The Officer pulls back the hammer, ready to shoot.
As the bullet is fired, a pair of handcuffs flies out of the crowd, deflects the bullet, and boomerangs around in the air, attaching to nomemory's wrists.
nomemory: "I... I seem to have been arrested."
Everyone is stunned, not knowing quite where the handcuffs came from, or how you manage to make a pair of handcuffs boomerang.
Officer: "...I... I don't even know anymore. Is it so much to ask to be able to shoot someone? Really? I don't think so... *sigh* oh well. Well anyway, we should get moving, because we..."
A second pair of handcuffs is thrown into the air, and does a few flips before coming back down, on the wrists of Abs.
Abs.: "I'm arrested
? This is almost worse than that Christmas where dad got me a rock for a present, then took it away and told me I didn't deserve it..."
The Officer looks stunned.
Officer: "Well, now that we've gotten THAT out of the way, are there any MORE interruptions?"
The Officer sighs.
Officer: "What now, xpon?"
xpon: "Ah, guh!"
Officer: "What is it, man?!? Spit it out already!"
xpon: "Gack!"Xpon promptly coughs up a lung (literally) and dies
. The body of xpon(Megure)
falls to the ground. Well, it's more of a roll, really. Because it's Megure.
Officer: "Well, at least his cause of death is clear. What a pity, I've lost many friends to nocakeitis and decoffeetion. Truly, terrible ailments... we will have to get him an olive coffin, fitting of his... stature. Speaking of which, I should probably get those arrested fellows their rose, magenta and emerald rooms set up at some point in prison for when they move in... and hey... what's that sound?"
The low humming can be heard all around you, slowly getting louder and louder. It sort of reminds you of a soccer game, but suddenly you see the source of the noise as thousands upon thousands of bees swarm the area. As the sky becomes filled with the devilish insects, it seems The Officer is nowhere to be seen, and soon, the sky becomes so thick with bees that you can't even see at all, much less move through the swarm.
It doesn't seem like the bees are attacking you though, as if they have some other purpose. However, you remember back to that one time you took a class in beelzetongue... you could probably tell the bees to do what you want them to tonight, as long as they're here.[/spoiler]NIGHT 3 (BEEOUT) BEGINS
[spoiler]As the bees dissipate, everyone looks around to make sure everyone's okay. Thankfully, it looks like there's no bodies laying around. Another night without bloodshed, it seems! However, it looks like The Officer is still nowhere to be seen... until you see the top of a barrel pop open.
Officer: "Aha, it looks like the bees have gone. ...hm? Why are you all looking at me like that? I've done nothing wrong. The bees were here to get me, you see, and I'd rather not escalate tensions so I'm just hiding out while they're here. Surely you must understand."
The Officer coughs.
Officer: "However, the fact of the matter still remains that there has been no bloodshed regarding the murder of The Mayor, The Jailor and that one fellow with the glasses. Sure, the killer could be arrested right now, but as I can't rifle through their pockets right now, I have no reason to believe that they are the perpetrators. Not to mention, there must have been an accomplice in the jail incident, and I doubt that BOTH of them are arrested right now. So, there's still someone among you that needs to be shot. Pow pow! But anyway, speaking of accomplices, we still need to scale Mount Akonylest to get to the power plant. Hopefully, we'll find some clues there as to what really caused the outage. So, we'll take one of the buses as far up as we can, then we can hike the rest of the way up. You can all argue about who I shoot when we're on the bus."
The group is led to the bus, along with the fat child from the town who seemed to want to get away from his friends.
Officer: "Now now, come aboard, and oh good, we have more blankets than I thought, you might want to take one from the pile in the back of the bus, it gets pretty cold up on the mountain. Also, I made a seating chart so you don't all fight over the window seats. Alright, you go in that seat, you there, you there, you go over there, you..."
The Officer looks at his sheet for a second, and then the group. He looks perplexed. Looking outside the door, he asks a rather odd question, which only one of you knows the answer to...
Officer: Where's Dus?
[/spoiler]DAY 3 BEGINS
[spoiler]As the bus drives up the mountain, the snow (it's a mountain, that's means it's snowy, of course) becomes thicker and thicker until the bus is forced to stop.
Officer: "Well, it looks like we have to stop here... I'd hoped that we'd get to the plant bridge at least, but it looks like we'll have to hoof it. Not that that's a big deal though, back in my day, we had to walk uphill in the snow both ways... well, we'll have to get going if we want to get to the plant before nightfall now, so let's get going."
The Officer seems to remember something as the group exits the bus.
Officer: "Oh, yes! I was gonna shoot somebody! Did you all decide who?"
The group seems somewhat reluctant, but the majority seems to silently point towards one person-- Parkur.VOTES Parkur: 9
PhoenixTears Yurikochan: 4
Commi-Ninja James Rye: 1
Officer: "Oh, well then! Bang bang!"
The shot pierces through the silence of the mountain, and through the lava-colored blanket being worn by Parkur(Jodie)
, killing her instantly as it pierced her heart. The loud sound of the gunshot can be heard echoing throughout the vastness of the mountain.
Officer: "Oh, so once you all let me shoot someone, it's an innocent person, is it? Out to frame me, are you? Well, I won't take it! Just look at Kaia, laughing at me!"
Officer: "Don't mock me!"
The group is stunned as Kaia(Hakuba)
coughs up a cup of tea, saucer and all. The group doesn't have too much time to be surprised though, because soon...
Beastly: "I have a rumbly in my tumbly. BLLLLLEEEEEHHHHH...!"Beastly(Agasa) vomits up is lungs, throat, and even his spleen.
You're not sure how that works. But it turns out that Beastly was indeed Agasa, the second of the fat men to die by vicious poison. As he falls, he drops something:
On nihgt 1 a guy named Xpon told me pls pls pls! Trust me, if you trust me tell me! My car keys was also stolen i knew i left it at my newest invention the automatic lock cabinet, but guess what it still got stolen.
On day 2: I gave pofa my stun gun. I don't know his name, but i think he'll be targetted.
On night 2: Nothing really happen
Once again, the crowd is stunned, not only by the death but also by the writing of a prolific inventor, but you still don't have much time to grieve, because soon a rumbling can be heard...
Officer: "Hmm? What's that? ...OH GOD AN AVA--"[/spoiler]NIGHT 4 (WHITEOUT) BEGINS
[spoiler]As the snow dissipates, it seems that the avalanche only passed nearby, saving the group from total white fluffy doom. For this, the group is pleased! The group is rather displeased at a random frozen corpse that was shipped right in front of them by the avalanche, though. It seems to be that of a woman in a suit with a badge, with a face matching The Officer, but you really pay no heed to it. After all, it looks like she's been dead a while... That seems to be the only body anywhere, but you know better! After performing a quick role-call, it seems that everybody is accounted for, except Schillok
. He must have been swept away by the avalanche! Woe!
Suddenly, seemingly enraged for no reason, Abs. lets out a fearsome roar, raising his arms to the sky and shattering his bonds
in the process.
Everyone looks shocked at what seems to have transpired in front of them. Did that... did that really happen? Since when was Abs. strong enough to shatter his handcuffs, and why didn't he do it earlier?
Abs.: "Ah, I mean... I'm free
Officer: "Wh... what? How did you break free of the cuffs?!"
Abs.: "My lawyer said there was insufficient evidence of my crime, so I decided to break out!"
Officer: "Insufficient... insufficient evidence?! Is this all it takes for criminals to walk free, nowadays?!"
The Officer is noticably peeved.
Officer: "...well. We have to get moving, so you all can just decide who dies as we're going across this bridge. Move along, people! ...stupid prisoners..."[/spoiler]DAY 4 BEGINS
[spoiler]As the group reaches the end of the bridge above the snow, they seem to reach a conclusion, all on their own! Nobody dissents to the decision, well, except the obvious dissenter, and Sebolains, who randomly grabs at Kleene Onigiri, but seems to get nowhere with his dragging attempt. The rest of the group knows who they want to kill, and it's Yurikochan!Votes: Yurikochan: 13
Conia Rohoph: 1
Yurikochan Kleene Onigiri: 1
As the group picks up Yurikochan, she flails in an attempt to save herself, grabbing at Rohoph. The attempt is futile however, as she's thrown over the bridge nonetheless. As her body falls through the air, various items which the group recognizes as theirs fall out of her pockets, confirming that Yurikochan was Akemi
. The story of a woman brought into an evil organization by her parents, but who wanted no part of it... it's pretty sad. As her body hits the snow, a loud crack is heard as her head hits the edge of a large concealed rock, almost like an eggshell splitting. However, her death is not mourned.
Officer: "Whoa whoa... hold on..."
The Officer looks shocked. And giddy. And giddyshocked.
Officer: "...you took the initiative to kill one of your own and I didn't even have to shoot one of you to do it? I'm... I'm so proud... a new batch of mur-- I mean, a new batch of justice-seekers to keep the world safe! I-it's so... *sniff*... beautiful..."
The Officer composes himself.
Officer: "...ahem. I mean, well we're here at the power plant anyway. It..."
Abs.: "Oh no..."
Officer: "What is it?"
Abs.: "Not agaaaaaaain! BLEERRGGH"
Abs. promptly vomits up fifteen spleens
, and falls on the ground dead. In his pocket, an unsent letter can be found, which The Officer quickly snatches and opens.
Ahem. I have received your wonderful invitation and would be overjoyed to attend! I cannot drive, so it seems I shall be hitching a ride with one of two people with CAR KEYS. Either way, I am looking forward to it! :D
I just bought a new book for the ride too! It's called, "The Wonderous World of Akonyland," by James Bluestripe. I hope it will give me a more deeper understanding of your country!
I was wondering if Everest was invited to the party too? I happened to see her walking on the street a COUPLE of NIGHTS ago. Horribly confused, it seemed she walked under a ladder while trying to find the panic room! Wasn't sure why she wanted to go there in the first place though. Maybe she was looking for an ex-friend? I didn't talk to her, so I don't know.
I sure hope I won't run into any trouble with the law while I'm in Akonyland. The book doesn't seem to cover the law (few tourist books do), so hopefully in case I am arrested it will only be for my own protection! The jail there is pretty secure, right? Maybe I should ask the other attendees if they are lawyers when I get there...
Anyway, take care and don't let any strange men try to usurp your power! ILU Akonyl!
- Vodka, I mean Gin, I mean James Black, I mean Eisuke <3
Indeed, it seems that Abs.(Eisuke)
has claimed his final role, as he dies from coughing up fifteen spleens (or perhaps, he died because he apparently had fifteen in the first place). Nobody really seems to mourn his death either though, because it's Eisuke, and nobody really liked that "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" story anyway.
Officer: "...aaaaanyway, it looks pretty dark though, obviously because the power's out, so you're probably not gonna be able to see a whole lot when we get inside. So, try not to bump into anything, you might get knocked out cold or something! Well then, everyone inside, now!"
As the group enters the darkened power plant, a few of you look back out at the light outside. Things seem to always go so badly when it gets dark, it seems. There even seems to be a shade looming on the bridge, almost as some omen of the bad things to come this night...[/spoiler]NIGHT 5 (ANOTHER DARK BUILDING) BEGINS
[spoiler]Lightning jumps across the air in front of you, as the activation of two giant tesla coils signals the reactivation of the power plant, illuminating the building. Your attention is quickly drawn to the body of Laurell(Camel)
, who was fastened to the wall with a large metal pole, which the electricity quickly takes a liking to, electrocuting the body and promptly setting it on fire, making an aura of an aquamarine color as the electricity burned his usual green suit. If Laurell was holding a will, it's clearly destroyed by now.
Everybody looks, stunned, to The Officer, who was clearly respsonsible for the electrocution. His hands are still on a giant lever labeled "POWER".
Officer: "Whoa, hey, don't look at me like that. He was already dead before I turned it on, wasn't he? I mean, I sa... I found some evidence, anyway, here by the giant power lever. It's a book, labeled 'How to Properly Handle Explosives'. I'm sure this was dropped by the culprit, which means he's hiding somewhere in here. And if he isn't, there's only one other place he could be... but nonetheless! One of you did this, and I'm sure you all want to get your hands dirty with mob justice! You all did such a good job last time, after all, and I've only got three bullets left, I'm sure you'll murder someone else just as easily today. But, meanwhile, I'm gonna go look for clues!"
The Officer runs off, leaving the group alone with the quietly sizzling body and the loud crackling of the lightning overhead. You're not even sure why these things are in a power plant, but one thing you are sure of is that somebody did this, and somebody should pay for it. But who? Though some of you seem to have opinions on the matter, several others seem rather lethargic, as if unwilling to do anything. But deep down, everyone knows...
...there will be blood.[/spoiler]DAY 5 BEGINS
[spoiler]As The Officer is off clue-searching, the group decides on who they want to kill.
PhoenixTears: "I dunno... Rye?"
delsie29: "eh, sure, I mean why not?"
James Rye: "I'd rather kill Sherlock3, I mean why not?"
Khinkhun: "Man why are you trying to kill Sherlock3, what's up with that anyway?"
CTU: "Yeah, that's pretty weird."
Commi-Ninja: "Well, we may as well."
Sebolains: "Well, we could always kill Kleene..."
Kleene Onigiri: "I mean, if we don't have anyone else to kill..."VOTES: James Rye: 6
Kleene Onigiri Sherlock3: 1
The group decides, rather lethargically, to kill James Rye. Well, half of them do anyway, the other half is too busy picking the dirt from under their fingernails, or something. Those who did vote shamble over to the edge of a railing, and slowly push James Rye off the edge. Just before he falls over the railing, a piece of paper falls from his pocket:
You don't really know what it means, because you can't actually follow urls written on a piece of paper. So nobody really pays much attention.
Kleene Onigiri: "Oh, look at that."
Sebolains: "...I wanted to kill Kleene..."
Commi-Ninja: "How did I never notice those shady looking black and mauve clothes anyway?"
CTU: "Looks like James Rye was Pisco
Khinkhun: "That's a lot of blood."
delsie29: "Well, at least we have another down."
PhoenixTears: "Yeah, that's pretty cool."
Someone from the other group who didn't take part in the voting overhears this.
???: "What, you got a BO? Wooo! Hey everybody, we got a BO member! Goooooo team!"
It seems like the rest of the group is reveling in the victory and claiming it as their own, though they didn't have much to do with it.
???: "Hey, Officer! Officer! We got another one! Aren't you proud? ...Officer?"
The voice echoes throughout the power plant, but no reply is heard except the faint reverberation, amongst the crackling of the tesla coils. It seems The Officer is nowhere to be seen.
As the group wonders where he could have gone, a gust of wind chills the group, leading them to a door in the back that they hadn't noticed earlier. Certainly, it must have been closed earlier, or the light would have shone through when the power was off, the group muses. Looking at the door, there seems to be a keyring used to unlock it, that looks an awful lot like the keyring The Jailor had, and there's a path of footprints that seem to be leading out into the snow...
The group follows the trail into the snow, and in the distance, they can see a castle. However, it seems that the closer the group gets, the thicker the snow begins to fall, until once again, the group is enshrouded in a blinding blizzard. And you all know what happens when you lose your ability to see...[/spoiler]NIGHT 6 (WHITEOUT REDUX SO THE PHASE CHANGE ISN'T SUPER LONG) BEGINS
[spoiler]As the blizzard dissipates, everybody looks around for a body. Now that Pisco's dead, there should be one, right? It's not long before they find the body, lying in the snow slightly to the side of the path. It's PhoenixTears(Takagi)
, holding a note with a scarlet heart drawn on it:
Dearest Miwako Satou-san,
Iâ€™ve done something terrible and it resulted in the death of an innocent boy. I arrested him for his own protection, but if I had just left him there â€“ if I hadnâ€™t thought it would be better to let him out â€“ he would still be alive now. There is nothing I can do now to make up for that horrible miscalculation, and for that I am truly sorry. His blood is on my hands now.
A plan between James Rye and someone who has identified herself as Kisaki Eri and myself, which was supposed to keep the boy safe for at least a little longer, went wrong. I think one of them must have lied to me about who they are.
This place â€“ Akonyland, was it? â€“ is twisted and disturbing. There are men and small children with the same face, and grapes underneath beds, and dancing men painted on the walls of the bedrooms in the Mayorâ€™s house. I probably wonâ€™t be here much longer to wonder about it, though.
If you get this letter, it means theyâ€™ve probably killed me, like they killed Beastly and Kaia and the others, but I donâ€™t know if it will be by poisoning or some other strange occurrence, like that FBI agent that was electrocuted or the one with the knife inside the hole in his chest.
Three times now, somebody has called me â€˜Yumiâ€™, but I donâ€™t know where they heard her name. I donâ€™t even know if she was also invited to this place. Maybe they dreamed it up. Some people did report having strange dreams earlier, after all.
It seems we had two thieves stealing things from us, but one of them is dead now. I havenâ€™t heard of anything else being stolen since then, either. I wonder if that means the other thief is dead, too?
I know theyâ€™ve got you locked away somewhere. I hope more than anything you are still alive to see this. Take care of yourself.
I love you.
The group also realizes that because they all know James Rye was Pisco, he must have not had much time to rewrite the letter in the blizzard. What kind of person can't write in a blizzard? They also notice that this guy's face looks familiar, like they saw it on a badge, or something. Disabilities and oddities aside, they all realize what this means: that there is still someone else who needs to be murdered, an eye for an eye.
However, not wanting to decide immediately, they trudge through the snowy path, leaving the body behind as they discuss who they dislike the most. Eventually, their journey brings the group to the castle's front doors, which stand slightly ajar, exposing the darkness inside. Looking into the gap in the doors, the group gets a strange feeling of danger, leading them to pause and finalize their decision on who to kill. After all, it feels almost as if once they enter, most of them won't be leaving alive...[/spoiler]DAY 6 BEGINS
[spoiler]Standing in front of the castle, it seems like the group comes to a conclusion. Together, the group picks up a large rock near the door. It's a group effort to pick up the rock, and much like a Ouija board, the rock seems to have a mind of its own, though really it was just the group's unconscious. With their minds on a common goal, the rock seeks out its target...VOTES: pofa: 3
CTU Commi-Ninja: 3
Conia Sebolains: 2
Kleene Onigiri Bluekaitou1412: 1
Sherlock3 Holmes: 1
...which, as the group struggles to keep the rock held up, ends up being the feet of pofa and Commi-Ninja. The two curse heavily as they hop around, nursing their crushed toes. The rest of the people seem to be amused at the two and their toe situation. The group laughs, but their laughing is halted when someone who spent most of their time until now silent interjects.
Holmes: "Uhh, hey. I hate to break up the merriment, but... is there a doctor in the house? I'm not feeling too..."Holmes promptly coughs up a large trout
, and falls down onto the ground, dying.
Holmes: "Well, I guess not... I really shouldn't have taken the doctor's invitation, I guess..."
As Holmes passes away, the group recognizes that Holmes was Kaitou Kid, disguised as Araide
. As his body lies still on the ground, the trout continues flopping on the ground nearby. The GM slaps Holmes around a bit with a large trout, you see. Noticing a surprising lack of items on the body, you wonder what that so-called "Magician of the Silver Sky" was doing with his time...
The fat kid who followed you onto the bus then, in his infinite wisdom, attempts to eat the large trout. Unfortunately, the trout came out of a poisoned person, and thus the kid dies too. You don't really take note of this, though, because it really feels like it should have happened four phases ago. You're not sure why, though! But then, yet another one of the quiet ones speaks up...
Bluekaitou1412: "Ugh... why did the doctor have to die first? Now I... BLEEEEERRRRRGH!"Bluekaitou1412 promptly coughs up a karate uniform
, and dies. It seems to be the gi that Bluekaitou1412(Makoto)
used during his tournaments.
Feeling the aura of death surrounding them, the group hurries into the castle, which opens into a large hall with a staircase at the end, which splits in two and follows the walls to the sides. You feel like this is very clichÃ©, somehow. You also notice a strance scene on top of the stairs: there are two men arguing, one of whom seems somewhat familiar.
Officer: "How many times must I say it? YOU. ARE. SO. STUPID! I told you to leave no evidence, and what do you do? You leave a book behind! The book I gave you because you're so stupid! Why are you so stupid? If you didn't leave evidence, we would have been able to end the investigation there easily and wrap things up neatly! We would have had all the time in the world to finish our plans once those pests were sent back home! The entire point of killing the mayor and that cop was so we'd be the only ones here! And look, you ruined it!"
Idiot: "S... sorry, when I shut down the power a bunch of bees came out and attacked me... I had to drop the book and run..."
Officer: "That's it! I'll never trust you with anything else! Now, I'll have to run back to the plant and wrap things up with them before they notice I'm missing. I..."
He turns to run down the stairs and sees the group.
Officer: "...see they're here already. See, look at what you did! No matter, they haven't gotten very far in, so I'll just send them away! Ahahaha!"
The man runs back to the wall, and pulls a giant lever, causing the floor beneath you to fall away, revealing a trap door. As you fall into the darkness, you hear him yelling after you.
Officer: "Have fun rotting in the dungeon... chumps!"
You all hit the ground with a loud thud, which sounds a bit more like a crack. It hurts a lot, to the point where you think you broke your butt. But more importantly, you realize it's completely pitch black down here... uh oh![/spoiler]NIGHT 7 (DUNGEON) BEGINS