Chapter 1 - The Resurrection
The clock strikes six. It is morning, and the Masters of the Art are gathered around the table. However, not all of them are there. Instead of the holy number of 11 Disciples, there are only 9 around the table. The Headmaster starts speaking.
"Masters, Brothers, Crafters. We all had the same vision tonight. The last test is upon us. And indeed. As it was described, it has passed. This night, our brother Shingo was attacked and murdered by the Traitors while doing his Crafting duty. Shingo, as we know, was one of the Disciples closest to the One. In fact, I believe he was the Molder, trusted by our Overlord with His Manipulative powers.
Brothers, listen. I read from the Codex Adventubis, the chapter of Testing.
And on the first night, a flame will be extinguished.
The Channeler will see this, and act.
He will prepare for one hour,
he will attack the spirits for two hours,
he will return with the flame for three hours
and he will rest for four hours.
And at the start of the eleventh hour,
he will return among the burning,
with two flames: his own
and the extinguished one.
The Lifegiver is currently resting in his Obsidian Chamber, Brothers. He has made the descent to the spirit world and returned with the Flame of Shingo. This evening, we are with eleven, once again. Now, let us pray and eat. We have a long day of hard work before us."
Meanwhile, deep underground, in the Obsidian chamber, the Necromancer is not resting. The previous six hours, he made the journey to the spirit world, like he did so many times before. But this time, it was different. The Flame of a Master is not easy to control. The Flame of a Master, blessed by the Overlord, and thus watched by the Gods of Fate, is even harder to control. He had to fight hard, he had to take risks. And then, after three hours, it happened. Shingo, the Manipulator. He saw a way back the the Light, he saw a way to Burn again. So he took it. The following three hours, the Necromancer tried to hold him off, to keep him in control. It didn't work. Now, on the sixth hour, they have returned. The two Flames are burning again, on the same Candle, the Candle of the Necromancer.
But the Candle cannot sustain the two Flames. For the next four hours, the Necromancer-Flame tries to banish the Manipulator-Flame from the Necromancer-Candle. But he is not strong enough. The Manipulator is blessed by the Overlord. The Manipulator-Flame now Burns alone on the Necromancer-Candle. However, a Flame alone cannot completely extinguish another Flame. The Necromancer-Flame is driven from the Necromancer-Candle and now Smolders in a Cage in the Obsidian Chamber.
At the eleventh hour, the Necromancer-Candle emerges from the Obsidian Room. He carries with him the Necromancer-Flame in the Cage. He speaks to the Masters that were waiting for his appearance.
"I have here the Flame that was Extinguished. I could not return it to its body. We shall place it on the altar as a remembrance to Shingo."
The Headmaster answers: "Yes, Lifegiver. You have done all you could do. However, I have something else to say to you all. We must unmask the Traitors. We need to find and Extinguish them. We can only do this through Divine Intervention. This evening, we will Oracle. Each of us will touch the One, and ask His guidance and insight. With His help, we will find the Traitors.
Also, a servant of the Overlord visited me and informed me He wants a new Headmaster. I am only a Disciple, thus I will listen to Him. We will Oracle over this, too.
Now, let us return to our most important task, the Summoning. This evening, events will be set in motion that will determine our success or failure. The Testing Times are indeed among us. Be vigilant."
This was a bit hard to me... Shingo was Cupid, and he had selected Idiota. However, last time I also did it like this: I handled the wolves before Cupid. Then, one of the linkees was killed before the link was formed, so I didn't form the link. Now, Cupid was killed before he could form the link. It's kinda ambiguous, but I'll just do it like this. So, Idiota, I guess you got lucky.
Also, Aer, you are now Cupid. I'll PM you.
Today, we have both votes for Headmaster (Mayor) and lynching. End of day is Saturday, around 12h00 GMT. Don't delay voting till the last moment, thank you.