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July 31st, 2016, 08:51 AM
The Great Heracles Hunt

In the wake of the Third Holy Grail War, the Greater Grail was stolen from Fuyuki City by Darnic Prestone Yggdmillennia (titled the Eight-Forked Tongue), with the aid of the army of the Third Reich. Sadly, during transport, the Grail was lost without a trace - though, of late, an undisclosed source has leaked knowledge regarding the basis of the ritual, with imitation rituals spreading throughout the world.

However, without the expertise that went into making the original Greater Grail, the imitations are not quite as potent, with many being quite flawed. The best of them can support the summoning of perhaps five Servants - about the minimum needed to make a good sized wish - while the worst can only support three.

You are a talented magus who has been fortunate enough to have received an invitation for one of these private rituals, set to happen in the city of Sparta, and from what you have heard from your associates, this is likely to be a five-servant Grail.

Given that the War is to be in Greece, you have the brilliant idea of summoning Heracles, the Strongest Servant, and so have headed to Agrigento, a city on the southern coast of Sicily built on the site of the ancient city-state of Akragas, near which is the Valle dei Templi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valle_dei_Templi), an archaeological site that is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture in the world - including a Temple to Heracles - with the aim of securing a catalyst.

...sadly, it seems the several other invitees shared your brilliant idea, meaning that the prospective masters for this war have all gathered in one town, so your mission has changed from simply obtaining the Heracles catalyst to doing so while stopping your opponents from securing one as well, and of course, surviving their interference.

Worse, one of you may not be quite what you seem, and after all, in other wars, it is the Golden Age of Hassan...

The war has not yet officially begun, but it seems the killing may soon begin in earnest...

Affiliation: (confers one unique spell/ability, also helps resolve unspecified interactions)
Short backstory:
Mystic Code:
Spells (up to 3 of C rank OR 2 of B rank OR 1 of A rank):

Think of this as an expanded version of Mafia, as played by experienced magi. This game takes place over the course of one week, with each day divided into morning, afternoon, and night phases. In each phase, you may choose to spend up to three actions, which may include (but are not limited to):

Erecting a bounded field (1 action each)
Attacking an enemy (1 action)
Sleeping (1-3 actions)
Walking about the local area (1-3 actions)
Looking for signs of the enemy
Exploring the temple of _____ for artifacts or clues (1-3 actions).

Players may also choose to keep actions in reserve, which can be applied as needed to react to unexpected circumstances, for their own protection.

Essentially if someone chooses:

Erect Bounded Field
Keep an Action in Reserve

They can effectively counter someone who chooses

Find Signs of Player ___'s whereabouts
Attack Player __ (2 turns)

With the Bounded Field stopping one attack, and the reserve action letting them defend themselves against another. Note that a Servant - if one is present - cannot be stopped by one magus, and will require an alliance of at least two to repel.

You must choose to rest for at least 3 actions per day (can be in one consecutive block or split up), or you will be have fewer actions available the next day due to fatigue, and what actions you do accomplish will be less effective. This builds up over time, so the more days you go without sleep, the worse your character will function.

The proof of your status as a prospective Master - and a trump card that may be used to save yourself when all seems lost. Each player starts with three of these, and may use them at will to "turboboost" a current action, allowing them to defend against a foe they ordinarily could not, overcome an enemy's defenses, or such. Of course, if all three are used up, you will no longer be a Master and will be considered to have lost, so be careful...

July 31st, 2016, 11:52 AM
Oh cool right on Sunday, I will certainly be joining.

August 25th, 2016, 01:57 AM
Still looking for two more people - send me your sheets if you're interested!

September 13th, 2016, 05:48 PM
Is there still room for another player?

September 13th, 2016, 07:29 PM

September 13th, 2016, 08:12 PM
Cool! So I just have to PM you a sheet, right?

Under "Affiliation", would that be Mage's Association / Atlas / Sea of Estray / etc., things like that?

September 13th, 2016, 10:10 PM
Cool! So I just have to PM you a sheet, right?

Under "Affiliation", would that be Mage's Association / Atlas / Sea of Estray / etc., things like that?

Yes and yes!

September 13th, 2016, 10:11 PM
Yeah and if wanna talk more just head on over to IRC where I and sometimes Alf tend to hang out. The channel is #fatehg.

September 13th, 2016, 11:22 PM
Yes and yes!

Cool! I should be sending it by the end of the week.

Yeah and if wanna talk more just head on over to IRC where I and sometimes Alf tend to hang out. The channel is #fatehg.

Oh, er, IRC? Sorry, I haven't used it in... Wow, over a decade, I think. :-P
...Wait, the game isn't going to be by IRC, right?

September 13th, 2016, 11:24 PM
Yeah over on irc.irchighway.net and no don't worry we don't really use irc for the rp itself just as a faster way of communicating. I suppose we could just use skype or discord or something but irc seems to be working out rather well so why change now?

September 13th, 2016, 11:35 PM
Nah, no need to change on my account! As long as the RP itself isn't conducted over there, I'll be fine. :-)

September 14th, 2016, 12:01 AM
Alrighty then that's what we'll do and if you are interesting in hopping on just give a heads up and I'll make sure I'm on at the very least.

September 21st, 2016, 01:36 AM
We have enough people to start, I think. I'll kick things off in a few days when I'm not feeling like death warmed over.

September 23rd, 2016, 12:34 PM
Swee~~eet! Except for the part about you not feeling well. That's gotta suck. Hope you feel better soon.

October 1st, 2016, 06:50 AM
I will be putting up the first post tomorrow!

October 1st, 2016, 11:44 AM

October 5th, 2016, 12:10 AM
I have been gone for soooooooooooo long.

October 6th, 2016, 04:07 PM
yeah you have

October 6th, 2016, 06:51 PM
So, who still has to submit their actions?

October 6th, 2016, 10:21 PM
A few people actually. I don't think I've gotten things from Skull or SpoonyViking

October 7th, 2016, 08:03 PM
I completely missed that it had already started. Terribly sorry!

Edit: There, I subscribed to both threads so this won't happen again.

October 7th, 2016, 09:37 PM
No worries. I have everyone's orders - resolving as we speak.

October 7th, 2016, 11:55 PM
No worries. I have everyone's orders - resolving as we speak.
Yay, exciting! Time to get to work.

October 8th, 2016, 12:03 AM
Right - actions should be resolved. Please write intro posts in the game thread, with as much or as little detail as you like, dealing with your arrival and some actions/thought process to date.

October 8th, 2016, 09:13 PM
Didn't think it was possible for me to be first. Well, not like there's a problem there.

It's finally happening! That's half the people, I think. I should probably start planning my next move.

October 23rd, 2016, 06:32 AM
Just waiting for confirmation on SpoonyViking's orders. After that, I will resolve the afternoon phase

October 28th, 2016, 12:41 PM
Jaime Lorenzo Rodriguez (SpoonyViking) deceased


He seemed trustworthy... not a common trait for magi. A good magus has been slain on this day.

October 30th, 2016, 05:33 PM
Yeah. His death was particularly vicious.
The GM in me approves. :-P

October 30th, 2016, 05:59 PM
Worry not, Jaime, you shall be avenged, perhaps.

November 13th, 2016, 12:49 AM
Apologies for the delay all ^^;;

November 13th, 2016, 10:34 AM
Is that just an addition to your narrative, or have you gotten an update?

- - - Updated - - -

Sorry, I'm pretty new to the RP scene. Comparatively.

November 13th, 2016, 10:04 PM
All players should submit their Night actions to me soon!

November 15th, 2016, 07:20 PM
What about the people who still haven't resolved their evening moves?

November 29th, 2016, 12:24 AM
Working to resolve orders. This may take a bit

January 7th, 2017, 07:57 PM
Hate to ask, but I need orders resubmitted. Things got hectic as I was moving from Australia back to the States, and I need to confirm I have the most recent set!

January 10th, 2017, 02:09 AM
Yeah sure I can give you them again.

February 14th, 2017, 02:01 PM
Okay, I'm back. I'll have my moves in shortly.