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Battle for Mt Olympus


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#211 puzzlegirl

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:41 PM

Perhaps. But it won't go down like you've stated. :ph34r:
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#212 dawh

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:53 PM

Host: itachi
1) A. Person
2) Prof. Templeton voting for - A. Person
3) Frost -DEAD
4) dawh [Olympian] - voting for A. Person
5) Cherry Lane -DEAD
6) Twin Pop -DEAD [Trojan]
7) LIS -DEAD
8) SomeGuy - Voting for PuzzleGirl
9) Joe's Student -DEAD
10) GC
11) PG - voting for ALL of you wretched Achaeans!!!!! :angry:
12) reaymond voting for - A. Person
13) impervious -DEAD
14) O'mally
15) unreality -DEAD
16) Brandonb [Achaean] voting for - A. Person
17) Y-San -DEAD [Achaean]

Very well, then if you want to be sure you get one, then I recommend that you lynch the other one. She will not die, but will definitely cause a death in her stead.

Would it though? Hera won't kill a Trojan if she presides over the sacrifice, regardless of who is on the altar... :unsure:

I'm not sure what the Trojans think can happen, as I don't see any outs for them... :o
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#213 SomeGuy

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:30 AM

You're right. Should Hera stand at the Altar to receive the sacrifice then it will not matter who is given, but at least an Olympian will not accidentally be offered.
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#214 dawh

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:53 AM

You're right. Should Hera stand at the Altar to receive the sacrifice then it will not matter who is given, but at least an Olympian will not accidentally be offered.

There were only three Trojans left last night. Hector, Helen and Paris all acted, so there are no Olympians left on their side.
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#215 itachi-san

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:52 AM

Day 6: Luck finds the Trojans, only too late

A. Person stood before Hermes' shrine and raised the body of a goat, once stabbed. He carefully placed the goat on the altar so that its blood would flow about through the indented symbol on the floor. The symbol was that of a wing in honor of the Winged-Foot God Hermes. The blood stopped at a point though, so that only two thirds of the symbol was coated in the red blood of an official offering. A. Person stepped back from the shrine and gazed up at the statue of the Messenger God which almost looked to move in his direction and wink at him. After he scrubbed his glazed eyes, the statue had returned to its lifeless state.

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A white hand then gently rested on his shoulder. He spun to face the Queen Goddess Hera. Hera wore a scowl. "I had much faith in you Trojans. Oh, how I wished for your victory over those filthy Achaean monsters... *sigh* at least you have all fought bravely for my sake. If only I wasn't forbidden to act more in this affair. May you last on brave Trojan, though I fear your end is near..." Hera vanished and A. Person stood in awe and yet despair at the same moment, knowing full well what awaited his Trojans: a voyage across the River Styx.

Host: itachi
1) A. Person [Trojan]
2) Prof. Templeton
3) Frost -DEAD
4) dawh [Olympian]
5) Cherry Lane -DEAD
6) Twin Pop -DEAD [Trojan]
7) LIS -DEAD
8) SomeGuy
9) Joe's Student -DEAD
10) GC
11) PG
12) reaymond
13) impervious -DEAD
14) O'mally
15) unreality -DEAD
16) Brandonb [Achaean]
17) Y-San -DEAD [Achaean]

Night 7 begins now and ends when I get the pms in. Good luck Trojans... you'll need a lot more than you got today ;)
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#216 SomeGuy

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:08 AM

Iiiiii don't want to be a Trojan, Achaeans. Unless you destroy the Trojans tonight, then my vote will be to sacrifice You to the Gods, come tomorrow.
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#217 Prof. Templeton

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:51 AM

If the Trojans are still around after tonight, an Olympian will be voted for tomorrow. No worries. :)
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 01:37 AM

It looks like the Trojans finally gave up given their PMs reverting to Helen and Paris eloping and fleeing the scene ;) I'll post the finale and the host's choice awards soon. :D The thing about the player stats is that a lot was done via PMs which are basically up to me to decide which ones were most logical and thoughtful. That being said, it's really obvious and they essentially go to the 5 most active and best reasoners during the game which happened to be one and the same. B))


Thanks for playing everyone! Last night post coming soon :)
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:35 AM

Night 7: The horse of doom

Exhausted and out of ideas, the Trojan camp was thoroughly aggravated. They could hardly stand and listen to the inexperienced young Prince Paris any longer. "Rise up you fools! Just because Hector is dead there is no need to be so crestfallen! Rise up! Join me and..." The Trojans began to throw rocks at Paris, mocking him and praising the spirit of their fallen leader Hector. Paris retreated to the castle and found Helen sitting alone in the dark. She had been watching the meleƩ, a moonlit tear fell from her chin. Paris hugged her from behind and whispered: "Let us leave this disaster my dear. It is over for us and Troy. We could go to..."

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Interrupting Paris' train of thought, the heavy gates began to open and a large wooden horse was being carted through it. "What is that?" he thought. Paris and Helen raced to the scene. He demanded an explanation as all the remaining Trojans crowded around in wonderment. An older Trojan general addressed Paris. "It is a gift from Achaea, believe it or not. Apparently they have exhausted their supplies and can carry on no longer. This gift was constructed for us so that we do not assault their retreat." A broad smile swept across Paris' face. They had done it! Lost so much, but actually beat those monstrous Achaeans back! Did Apollo abandon them then? Though confused all the Trojans rejoiced and had a splendid party in cheers to their victory.

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Sun set. The Trojans slept, drunk and full, deep and dreamless, out like candles. The legs of the giant wooden gift horse creaked open ever so slightly. Odysseus led his men who had been hidden inside the hollow beast. He slit each guard's throat without a sound and the Achaeans advanced through the city, killing every Trojan in their path. Hera wept as she watched the slaughter. Poseidon uneasily stirred the seas in anticipation of the final victory call from those men he cherished. How crafty to gain entrance to the City of Troy, Poseidon thought. He swelled with pride for them. Aphrodite flew down to the beautiful lovers and woke them. Paris led Helen by the hand in an attempt to escape the city walls, but each way they turned, Achaeans were storming. Suddenly Helen seemed too light and quick. Paris looked back to see he was only carrying the stump of a severed arm. He dropped it and screamed like a girl. The Achaean demon-like warrior Diomedes then took a swing at Paris who dodged the swipe only to leap right into Odysseus' blade. Odysseus turned him around and spat in his face. Paris could only spurt up blood in defiance. Odysseus stared him down, "Troy will be erased from this Earth! Die coward. Fool. Weakling. At least your brother's blood was worth staining an Achaean blade, but you... you're far from worth it." He kicked Paris off and down to the ground where the young prince twisted in pain until he died. The Achaeans then raised Troy to the ground.

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"You're my only hope, brother." Hera spoke to a man wearing a black cape and a black vicious-looking helmet. Behind the holes for his eyes, nose and mouth, only an even darker black could be seen as if he did not exist. "Please, Hades, take vengeance for me." Hades whipped his cloak around and looked Hera up and down. "You summoned me for that? What do I care about Troy or Achaea aside from the souls I've recently collected?" "Not them then. Zeus." She had garnered Hades' attention. "What about my brother?" "He wishes to rule over Tartarus. He has aligned with Poseidon, believing the two of them could destroy you." Hades laughed. "Hera... Zeus doesn't want Tartarus... that's why it's mine..." Hera knew she struck a nerve now. Hades would never forgive his brothers for essentially mocking him with the least valued dominion. Hades snarled. "To crumble Zeus' pedestal. That's always been my dream, and it seems yours as well. Worry not, I'll keep that secret safe." He smirked, a brief glimpse of fire could be seen behind his helmet. "What would you like me to do then? I'm all ears now Hera." Hera's face was serene, but her insides were leaping with joy. Hades would make such a valuable piece to the puzzle that would dethrone Zeus. And now he was ripe for use. "Well, there will need to be some extreme measures taken, but first..."

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The Achaeans marched back to their ships with bundles of weapons, armor, and booty of course. Athena and Apollo left during the trek for Mount Olympus to report to Zeus per a message from Hermes. Odysseus then led them, as he had for some time now, but he paused when the ground erupted before them. As fast as lightning, and as dark as the night sky, a large figure on horse back flew up from a great depth to impede their descent. It was Hades himself! The Achaeans all dropped their spoils and took battle stances, swords unsheathed. Hades let forth a burst a fire so immense that all the Achaeans were sent back from the blast about twenty paces. A ring of fire surrounded both Hades and Odysseus. Odysseus' mind raced as he tried to think of how he could escape such an unfortunate event, but his thoughts were cut short by Hades' hand covering his face and pulling him toward his evil stallion. "Your leader has a price to pay in Tartarus. Yes. His punishment will be legendary. Know that he will not be able to escape on his own. So, if you wish to save him, you'll have to storm my castle and rest assured it will not be as easy as slaughtering those weak Trojans. No. You will all face death itself and it will eventually eat away at you until all your souls are mine!"

Diomedes spread his swords apart and raised his shoulders. "Why do this Lord Hades? What have we done to incur such wrath?" Hades threw a spear of fire through Diomedes' left arm, disintegrating it. The warrior fell to the ground in agony, but the Giant Ajax caught his friend before he hit the Trojan soil. The Lesser Ajax looked at Hades. A Demon God as hellish and vile as they come. Clad all in black atop a dead, yet living black stallion. The God held Odysseus by the face as if he were a doll. Odysseus could not even utter a sound. Hades gave the group a last glance and then vanished beneath the surface. The fire went out and the earth closed behind them. Nestor touched the ground where they vanished and pulled his hand away from the burning sensation. It was an evil feeling. Nestor only looked down at the charred earth "How do we get down to Tartarus? We'll need to call upon Athena I suppose." Calchus then grunted and coughed as if to make himself known to still be alive. "I... I may know a way... yes.. I remember now. The way to Hades' castle."

1) A. Person - Helen
2) Prof. Templeton - Odysseus
3) Frost - Priam
4) dawh - Apollo
5) Cherry Lane - Aeneas
6) Twin Pop - Agenor
7) LIS - Menelaus
8) SomeGuy - Hermes
9) Joe's Student - Hector
10) GC - Athena
11) PG - Paris
12) reaymond - Diomedes
13) impervious - Agamemnon
14) O'mally - Calchus
15) unreality - Ares
16) Brandonb - Nestor
17) Y-San - Achilles


Great game everyone and thanks for playing! Congratulations to the Achaeans and Hermes for winning! ;)

I don't know when the next one will be, but it will feature Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Odysseus, Nestor, Diomedes, and Calchus. The Top 5 players were pretty easy to pick out. Unfortunately, not everyone could see the BTSC conversations, because there was really great gameplay from everyone.

Prof. Templeton, dawh, Brandonb, SomeGuy and unreality stood out from the group though (sorry for having no grid of actions, but like I said, this is mostly based on BTSC discussion, and SG for winning as an Independent :) )

All of those characters and those 5 players (should they play in the next game) will have a super-special-secret ability. B))
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#220 SomeGuy

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:40 AM

Sign me up already. Any ideas on when it'll be?

And honestly? With the end how it was, I expected to show up and read essentially the end of the Iliad, and it started off that way, too... however, this was truly epic, and a lot of fun to read. Excellent work, Itachi, and thank you for running the game. I'll take my sekrits whenever you're ready, though :)
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