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Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« on: 11 Apr 2013, 13:59 »

Magic flows through everyone.

Of course, some people harness their powers better than others, and the ones that show great promise are given the gift of life.

They are brought into the folds of the Shapers.

The Shapers rule the world and have done so for centuries. Using their powers, they can accomplish what no mere magician can do: they can Shape life and mold it to obey their every whim, life that will fight for them - life that would die for them. Culture after culture has been ground out under the Shapers’ heel as they used their powers to control all of Terrestia, their powers godlike and unquestioned. After all, the penalty for learning the magic of the Shapers...

...is death.

But, even the mighty must fall. On the assumption that they were infallible, they let themselves grow weak, and the penalty for hubris is never mild.

War was sweeping their lands. Outsiders had grasped the secrets of the Shapers for their own gain, warping them and giving them power beyond their control. Thousands died, cities were destroyed, and monsters roamed the lands, causing widespread destruction where their masters failed to control them. People, angry at Shaper subjugation, rebelled openly - and were killed, or forced to flee where they could not be found.

The eastern lands of Terrestia were falling to the rebellion as they twisted Shaper magics into horrors never seen before, towering behemoths of rotting flesh and mindless hunger, creatures that could control the mind, and worst, lumbering reptilian creatures that could Shape life of their own. The Shapers, horrified at these developments, brought even stricter rule, lashing out at anyone who defied them, bringing their judgment down on the slightest hint of rebellion with an iron fist. In many places, this was readily accepted: no matters how bad the Shapers were, the terrors that the rebellion had unleashed upon the world were worse, even if they were being sent forward to tear down the dictatorial rule of the Shapers.

In the northern-most part of eastern Terrestia, west of the mountains, lies the jewel city of Porphyra. It was a port city, and when the rebels struck, it was one of the first ones to go. The people were driven out overnight, with fire and monstrosities, the Shapers that were there too unprepared to fight back. Now, a year later, the city has been all but abandoned, an elderly Shaper having taken over and making the most powerful creations allowed by Shaper law to patrol the streets and keep the band of refugees there safe.

But in the night, the Shaper had been slain, dragged out into the street and left on display. His creations, without any guidance, ran from the city, escaping into the wilds.

War had come back to Porphyra, and no one was safe.

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1. Days will last for 48 hours or a player receives more votes than half the number of players still alive to get lynched.
2. Nights will last for 24 hours. Roles which require PMing the GM have to do so by this time frame or else they don’t
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3. Roles of people who die will be revealed.
4. Posting is allowed both day and night.
5. Once a player posts in this thread, that post cannot be deleted or edited.
6. Votes should be bold and in color at the bottom of a post.
7. The player with the majority (half or more of the living players) will be executed and the day ends. Should the day
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8. Dead men tell no tales. If you die, you may NOT post in the game thread (but can post in the sign-up thread) and
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1. TheEvilDog
2. de_la_nae (Rebel Warrior)
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8. dr. nervioso (Trakovite villager)
9. Gareth (Trakovite villager)
10. mtmerrick (Refugee villager)
11. ChaoSera
12. Loki (Trakovite Sorceress)
13. Game and Watch Forever (Shaper Guardian)

Day 1
« Last Edit: 21 Apr 2013, 15:27 by Unicorn »
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #1 on: 11 Apr 2013, 14:23 »

Gotta say the ladies tonight are looking...


...Shapely.

*puts sunglasses on*
*YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH*

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #2 on: 11 Apr 2013, 14:45 »

This reality looks bleak.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #3 on: 11 Apr 2013, 14:56 »

I'm off to the armoury to get, Gareth's puns are so bad I need the protection.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #4 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:01 »

*wanders around town aimlessly*
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #5 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:04 »

I'm off to the armoury to get some armour, Gareth's puns are so bad I need the protection.

Damn this damned attention defici---OOOOO! SHINY ARMOUR!
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #6 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:05 »

*sees strange man squeeing over armor*

...

"watcha doing?"
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #7 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:34 »

You ain't from around here, are ya?

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #8 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:35 »

"nope. i take it you are?"
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #9 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:37 »

Son, I'm from nowhere.

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #10 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:43 »

You're from Nowhere? :mrgreen: I've been to Anywhere and Someplace Else, but never to Nowhere! I've heard such fantastic tales! Tell me, what's it really like?  :mrgreen:

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #11 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:45 »

Boy, what I mean is I've got no home to go to.

And I don't appreciate sass.

I advise you to arm yourself, and not just because I'm in two minds about whether I like the way you look.

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #12 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:47 »

Oh man oh man oh man, this suuucks man, this is just...I mean...come on! We weren't hurting anyone!

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #13 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:52 »

*chews gum*

Anybody care to just own up and save us some trouble?

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #14 on: 11 Apr 2013, 15:57 »

*picks up katatna*

"consider me armed. i didn't catch your name stranger?" I say, watching Nae freak out of the corner of my eye
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #15 on: 11 Apr 2013, 16:00 »

I rode into here on A Horse With No Name.

No seriously. That's my horse's name, A Horse With No Name.

My horse is A Horse With No Name.

THIRD BASE

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #16 on: 11 Apr 2013, 16:03 »

"Excellent. I just walked. I woke up in the desert but i had no horse or name. Didn't even remember anything 'bout myself. What is this place again?"
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« Reply #17 on: 11 Apr 2013, 16:20 »

Oh great just what we need a badass and a sword guy and rebels and rogue creatures and[/size]...*wheeze, gasp*...

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #18 on: 11 Apr 2013, 16:22 »

"are you feeling ok, miss?"

OOC: also, i'm now "the sword guy" :P i kinda like that.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #19 on: 11 Apr 2013, 16:26 »

Anybody care to just own up and save us some trouble?
I'm tempted to say it was me just to get a quick death, because if what really killed the Shaper comes back, that'll be a luxury none of us will find...
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #20 on: 11 Apr 2013, 16:50 »

GM note: This day will only last 24 hours.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #21 on: 11 Apr 2013, 17:36 »

Better get fitted for that armour then.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #22 on: 11 Apr 2013, 18:06 »

Shit, someone killed the Shaper?

*takes the body from display and covers it*  He certainly deserved a more honorable departure than this.

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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #23 on: 11 Apr 2013, 19:57 »

Now I'll just admit I have no bleeding idea what's going on here. I had a lot to drink last night and I don't think these are my pants-

Wait, the shaper's dead?

Well, shit. I'm gonna lock myself up and drink some bourbon.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #24 on: 11 Apr 2013, 20:08 »

Keep me some whiskey. I'll have some when they finish my order.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #25 on: 11 Apr 2013, 21:28 »

*looks at location across the street from us*

*it appears to be a restaurant/pub*

Huh.

*sheaths katana and goes over*

*sits down at bar and looks at who's next to me (Nerviouso) *

"what's this you said about a 'shaper'? "
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #26 on: 12 Apr 2013, 01:25 »

* Loki  enters the bar dressed in a painter overall. He looks over to the bar and approaches merrick.

Excuse me, would you mind standing up? I really need to paint this yellow before the sun turns any redder.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #27 on: 12 Apr 2013, 02:03 »

I look at you like you're crazy, but stand up to allow you painting access.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #28 on: 12 Apr 2013, 03:33 »

Thanks a lot, fella.

...

*frantically searches pockets*

...


Oh sweet lords no.
Do YOU have a paintbrush on you?

How am I supposed to see the future if I don't have my paintbrush?
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #29 on: 12 Apr 2013, 04:06 »

Is a paintbrush enough, or do you need some heroin, too?

(OOC: If you weren't making the reference I thought you were making, this is who I figured you were pretending to be.)
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« Reply #30 on: 12 Apr 2013, 05:40 »

(OOC: Actually, no, not consciously at least. I was thinking about "This reality looks bleak." and my mind took a few weird turns from there. But I have seen Heroes.)

 
*ahem* Maybe an explanation is in order. *takes dramatic stance*

I, the great Loki The Great, believe I have found a method how I - no, how ALL of us - can see into the future.

* The figure waits for the reaction of the audience. Realizing he failed to get any, he continues as if lecturing in front of an audience.

See, energy, energy. Eeeenergy is what brings us together today.

The energy aids all of us, and a powerful ally it is. It creates life, makes it grow. The energy surrounds us and binds us.

It is, I believe, influenced by thoughts. Most people live in the now, sparing few thoughts on the future. Do you know why? Because of the things people are surrounded by. Those things, their colors, their arrangement, they prevent our minds from focusing on the energy of the future, making true rationalist decisions impossible.

I believe those are barriers that our mind can overcome, given enough help. In order to achieve this, we need to change the things around us into a state which is most beneficial for the flow of the energy, so that it may be tapped into by our minds more swiftly to make wise choices. It is our sacred duty. A duty all of us must uphold, but unfortunately, only I, the wise Loki The Wise, am wise enough to recognize the patterns which we must create. I think once the alignments of all things are right, we will be able to see the future - in a giant Flash Forward.

Would you mind balancing this ball on your nose for a few minutes?
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #31 on: 12 Apr 2013, 05:45 »

So, uh, I guess without the Shaper, we'd need another Shaper. Anyone know how to do Shapin'? 'Cause I suck at it.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #32 on: 12 Apr 2013, 05:57 »

I can shape a mans face into a bruised and bleeding one

With my fists
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« Reply #33 on: 12 Apr 2013, 05:59 »

You sound violent.
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« Reply #34 on: 12 Apr 2013, 06:00 »

Only when I need to be. I'm no thug
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #35 on: 12 Apr 2013, 07:26 »

Now I'll just admit I have no bleeding idea what's going on here. I had a lot to drink last night and I don't think these are my pants-

i saw some pants stuck to the ceiling back at the pub, might want to check and see if those are yours.




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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #36 on: 12 Apr 2013, 07:31 »

I don't know why people insist on leaving their pants in my pub. Their walk home must be very cold.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #37 on: 12 Apr 2013, 11:50 »

Maybe they consider the pants a form of tipping you?
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #38 on: 12 Apr 2013, 11:52 »

*walks around collecting everyone's discarded pants*

People wanting these back will have to pay me for them.  :mrgreen:

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Warning - while you were typing another use for the pants has been found.

... Unless they have a clothes hamper for a tip jar, I doubt it. These pants are mine!  :x
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« Reply #39 on: 12 Apr 2013, 12:08 »

(OOC: Is that Unicorn's way of telling us to get busy lynching?)
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #40 on: 12 Apr 2013, 12:09 »

You know, the reason why the pants are lying around is because they DON'T have a clothes hamper for a tip jar. If they did, they were all in one place.

Sounds reasonable to me, anyway.

[OOC: I dunno Madness, it might be. We might just start with it either way!]
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #41 on: 12 Apr 2013, 12:11 »

(OOC: Is that Unicorn's way of telling us to get busy lynching?)

No, it's just my way of getting the uneventful first day out of the way. Which, by the way, ends in 2 hours.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #42 on: 12 Apr 2013, 12:35 »

Guys, stay the hell away from my pants, or my spare pants or any potential pants I might buy! Keep away! Or so help me, I will shape your life into a world of pain!
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #43 on: 12 Apr 2013, 13:20 »

*draws katana and points it at Evil*

"A) you're wearing pants. Keep them to yourself. B) there will be no shaping here."
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« Reply #44 on: 12 Apr 2013, 13:26 »

... I think Evil's pants are on too tight.  :roll:

Warning - while you were typing someone drew their blade in a threatening gesture.

If you kill each other, could you make sure not to bleed on your pants? It's hard to get the stains out and it's not like you're going to need them afterwards.
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #45 on: 12 Apr 2013, 13:41 »

*considers GWF's statement*

"yeah Ok. If I die you can have my pants."
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #46 on: 12 Apr 2013, 14:23 »

Night 1
(Send in your PMs!)
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #47 on: 12 Apr 2013, 16:36 »

so, are we boned?
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #48 on: 12 Apr 2013, 16:54 »

OOC: well, someone is.

IC: "it's getting dark....."
« Last Edit: 12 Apr 2013, 19:29 by mtmerrick »
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Re: Mafia 8 - The Shapers of Life
« Reply #49 on: 12 Apr 2013, 19:31 »

Yes...that tends to happen at night.
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