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    "All that destroys social unity is worthless; all institutions that set man in contradiction to himself are worthless."
    ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


    Day 5

    Floor debate in the National Convention was much quieter today. This tended be the case in the immediate aftermath of massacres that cut your numbers down by half in one fell swoop, and today's deliberations were no exception.

    There was still animosity, of course. After the past five days of mutual distrust and murder, that was unavoidable, but it was muted animosity. Perhaps, the President ruminated, this sentiment could be parlayed into something productive. Perhaps the events of the previous night would galvanize the remaining members into weeding out and destroying any remaining Royalists. Only time would tell.

    Unlike on previous days, no votes were changed once they were cast. The actual voting was a slow, solemn affair, with little back-and-forth arguments about guilt and innocence going on. At first there was the flurry of discussion about the previous night's events, but for the most part that had settled down into a larger conversation about the state of the Revolution, and the Convention, and re-examining old factional grudges.

    The votes did come to a majority, though, and that unlucky victim was Lewwyn. Still in a state of shock from the previous night's violence, he took his fate gracefully, seemingly ready for the guillotine's blade after the near-extinction of his faction. The usual procedures were followed: The President read off the exact vote tally, Lewwyn was pronounced guilty and sentenced to immediate execution, and the Convention filed out of the Tuileries Palace in the direction of the city square.

    The similarities ended there, though. Unlike the previous day with El Barto's execution, the crowd was not in a particularly bloodthirsty mood. Perhaps the chaos and mayhem of what would forever be known as the Night of 22 Prarial had worn them out. Perhaps, after being in a nearly perpetual state of continued revolution since 1789, their capacity for violence was finally exhausted. Perhaps some of them sensed the invisible shroud of doom that seemed to fall over them.

    Whatever the case, Lewwyn got to deliver his last words uninterrupted. Somebody drew a sketch of the moment. Somebody else recorded the speech for posterity, but ultimately they passed by unremembered. The true lasting moment was still to come, and come quickly it did; Lewwyn knelt down, rested his neck on the block, and waited for the blade to drop, which is summarily did.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Lewwyn has been lynched! He was:
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    Georges Couthon, a Montagnard!
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    Not a Royalist.


    The Montagnards have been eliminated.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Day 5 tally:

    Lewwyn: 4 | Zack (1268), Csargo (1271), NotACop (1284), Manasi (1286)
    Manasi: 2 | Lewwyn (1233), Choxorn (1264)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    It is now Night 5! Please send in your orders.

    Night 5 ends Thursday, March 23, at 6:00 PM US Eastern Time (GMT-4). This should be the last deadline shift of the game.



    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Still alive (5):
    Choxorn
    Csargo
    Manasi
    NotACop
    Zack

    Killed:
    Fenn
    Monstrdude
    Logic
    Kagemusha
    Arakhor
    BSmith
    Askthepizzaguy
    Renata
    autolycus
    Al Sipsclar
    Snerk
    Winston Hughes
    seireikhaan
    Montmorency

    Guillotined:
    Jabbz
    atheotes
    Dp101
    El Barto
    Lewwyn
    "I'm going to die anyway, and therefore have nothing more to do except deliberately annoy Lemur." -Orb, in the chat
    "Lemur. Even if he's innocent, he's a pain; so kill him." -Ignoramus
    "I'm going to need to collect all of the rants about the guilty lemur, and put them in a pretty box with ponies and pink bows. Then I'm going to sprinkle sparkly magic dust on the box, and kiss it." -Lemur
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    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    At times I read back my own posts [...]. It's not always clear at first glance.


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    Night has ended, no more orders will be accepted.
    "I'm going to die anyway, and therefore have nothing more to do except deliberately annoy Lemur." -Orb, in the chat
    "Lemur. Even if he's innocent, he's a pain; so kill him." -Ignoramus
    "I'm going to need to collect all of the rants about the guilty lemur, and put them in a pretty box with ponies and pink bows. Then I'm going to sprinkle sparkly magic dust on the box, and kiss it." -Lemur
    Mafia: Promoting peace and love since June 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    At times I read back my own posts [...]. It's not always clear at first glance.


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    "We should be considerate to the living. To the dead we owe only the truth."
    ~ Voltaire


    Night 5

    Midnight in the Louvre.

    The great medieval palace had been repurposed into a public museum, its progress symbolizing the work of the Revolution. What was once a dazzling luxury for the few had been transformed into a "preservation for the national memory". The artworks - the majority of them taken from the royal collection - were displayed haphazardly, several artists themselves lived in some of the old palace's rooms, and even the building itself had its share of structural issues, but it was generally looked upon with pride by the people of the new French nation.

    After hours, the place was far less bustling. The public, obviously, was not visiting, and the few artists-in-residence were either out in the city or otherwise cooped up in the their rooms, possible working, possibly sleeping. The main corridors were deserted. This suited NotACop just fine. After all, the fewer people there were around, the fewer there were to try to kill him. He intended to spend his night safely wandering the palatial halls of the Louvre, safely view the myriad of artworks gracing its walls and floors, safely reflect on their meanings and what this meant for France as a whole. Safely.

    Befitting France's status as an international power, there were many foreign artworks, most notably those by Raphael and Rembrandt (and of course Da Vinci's enigmatic La Jocande), but NotACop was most fascinated by the work of his countrymen. It was fitting that the country had produced so much output in such historical times as these; after all, art made clear the true feelings of a nation. All of these expressions counted for something in this new age.

    However, he had to admit that not all pieces of art were created equal. Some of it looked downright shoddy, clearly just installed to fill space in the massive building. Others, though, truly belonged. The piece he was most drawn to was that of his dead compatriot Jacques-Louis David, perished only the previous night in the violence in Paris. David's most recent piece before his sensational The Death of Marat was a classically-inspired painting: The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons.


    Brutus (not the one who killed Caesar, an older one) has been quite possibly the greatest hero in Roman Republican history. After all, it was he who had overthrown the last hated King of Rome and his actions were those that brought forth the Republic. This Brutus sacrificed everything, everything for the Republic, even his family: his two sons were monarchists and actively attempting to restore the old Roman Kingdom. Weighing family against country, Brutus had decided in favor of country and ordered his treasonous sons killed. This painting, and what it represented, was its result.

    NotACop pondered on this. Rome was the greatest republic in history and served as one of the primary inspirations of the Revolution. Were France's people ready to equal Rome's greatness? Its sacrifice? So far, they were not - at least, the Convention was not. They demonstrated this by their actions over the past four days. After three Royalists were removed in the span of 24 hours, they grew complacent. They fought old factional hatreds, turned against each other out of a desire to fully control the course of the nation. In this moment, they turned away from the examples of Brutus and Rome. By attempting to seize, not sacrifice, they demonstrated themselves unworthy of true Republican values.

    Yes, NAC realized, this would be the crux of his speech in the Convention tomorrow. He had been planning this for some time. A relatively quiet figure, he was nonetheless universally respected, partly because he had been proven beyond the shadow of a doubt lacking any Royalist sympathies whatsoever. He would finally break his relative silence and summarily both admonish and inspire his colleagues to put aside factional rivalries once and for all in favor of uniting against the true enemy who so clearly still lurked among them.

    NotACop got more and more excited and inspired by the speech he would deliver that his guard started to drop. As he pondered exactly what classical allusions he would make in his opening statement, he turned his back to a certain side alcove, out of which a shadowed figure stepped out of and proceeded to re-enact another scene from Roman history:

    Caesar's death on the Ides of March.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    NotACop has been killed! He was:
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    Jacques Brissot, a Girondin!
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    Not a Royalist.


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    It is now Day 6!

    Voting will end Saturday, March 25, at 6:00 PM US Eastern Time (GMT-4).



    Feedback will go out and Post 2 will be updated shortly.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Still alive (4):
    Choxorn
    Csargo
    Manasi
    Zack

    Killed:
    Fenn
    Monstrdude
    Logic
    Kagemusha
    Arakhor
    BSmith
    Askthepizzaguy
    Renata
    autolycus
    Al Sipsclar
    Snerk
    Winston Hughes
    seireikhaan
    Montmorency
    NotACop

    Guillotined:
    Jabbz
    atheotes
    Dp101
    El Barto
    Lewwyn
    "I'm going to die anyway, and therefore have nothing more to do except deliberately annoy Lemur." -Orb, in the chat
    "Lemur. Even if he's innocent, he's a pain; so kill him." -Ignoramus
    "I'm going to need to collect all of the rants about the guilty lemur, and put them in a pretty box with ponies and pink bows. Then I'm going to sprinkle sparkly magic dust on the box, and kiss it." -Lemur
    Mafia: Promoting peace and love since June 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    At times I read back my own posts [...]. It's not always clear at first glance.

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    It is now Mislynch and Lose.

    Votes are not locked.
    Last edited by GeneralHankerchief; Yesterday at 23:27.
    "I'm going to die anyway, and therefore have nothing more to do except deliberately annoy Lemur." -Orb, in the chat
    "Lemur. Even if he's innocent, he's a pain; so kill him." -Ignoramus
    "I'm going to need to collect all of the rants about the guilty lemur, and put them in a pretty box with ponies and pink bows. Then I'm going to sprinkle sparkly magic dust on the box, and kiss it." -Lemur
    Mafia: Promoting peace and love since June 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    At times I read back my own posts [...]. It's not always clear at first glance.


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    Default Re: French Revolution Mafia [In Play]

    Sup fams.

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    Default Re: French Revolution Mafia [In Play]

    Our faction ldo didn't have KP who did dis.

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