Monday, October 22, 2007

Whispers in the Night

I heard a baying at the moon the other night. Soon after, I heard a whispering out my window, asking if I were a werewolf. On a hunch, I whispered back, ‘Bucky’.

I hurried to the door, and saw no one, but then saw both Bucky and Shadowclaw walking hurriedly down the street. The next morning, Bucky, looking guilty to me, hurried over and said, ‘I heard a werewolf at my door last night. Did you as well?’ I wouldn’t have suspected him, except that I had seen him that night, and for a streak of blood and tuft of fur on his shirt. I swear if it didn’t seem he had fangs, and his fingernails seemed as claws in the dim light.

Comments

aaronwinborn:

10-22-2007 20:32:59 UTC

I don’t want to break the spirit of the nomic, but I do have e-mail evidence. (In Mafia terms, this would be in the vein of “I heard so-and-so rustling their sleeves while my eyes were closed.)

The short of it is (and this is imperative):

Spammers, take note: zahndwolf@yahoo.com

Everyone else: email this address with real and fake accounts, telling them that you’re a werewolf.

Regardless, if I’m correct, based on messages I’ve gotten from that account, then either the mayor or myself will be killed before the next daybreak.

aaronwinborn:

10-22-2007 20:39:08 UTC

if you’ve been getting messages from that email (from before the time of this blog post, obviously), then feel free to list them here. if it’s less than a few (particularly if they’re only anyone who’s only recently come abord), then i’m almost certain the werewolf is bucky.

if everyone got those messages, then i’m way off base, and i deserve whatever happens.

Shadowclaw:

10-22-2007 20:41:14 UTC

Thing is, how can you believe that the owner of that account is a werewolf emselves?  Unless: a) you’re the owner of the account; or b) you sent out the *other* message…

In either case, this is suspicious of you.

Chivalrybean:

10-22-2007 20:50:06 UTC

I recieved such emails… and a message asking if I had recieved one… the sender could easilly been the same… in a way to find other werewolves…

Chivalrybean:

10-22-2007 20:53:25 UTC

It was Bucky who asked if I had recieved such a message…

aaronwinborn:

10-22-2007 20:53:37 UTC

I looked at the timing just before the emails were sent, and Bucky & Shadowclaw had both been active during the previous hour (and no one else had been). I figured they probably needed to harvest emails before sending it. (It was a few days ago, before the post office was started.)

Rodney:

10-22-2007 20:58:21 UTC

I recived such an email myself. I didn’t think about sabotage…

Chivalrybean:

10-22-2007 21:25:06 UTC

I did… to toss confusion into the hairy ranks.

Brendan: HE/HIM

10-22-2007 22:22:35 UTC

Bucky asked me if I’d received one too (I had).  I replied that I’d already tried to spoof the sender, and he said that knowing that caused him to rethink his strategy.

Just putting that out there.  In the interest of fairness, I should point out that activity time is the second-least-reliable indicator of guilt I can think of.

Brendan: HE/HIM

10-22-2007 22:42:47 UTC

(The absolute least reliable being “aaronwinborn’s say-so, days after the fact.”)

Chivalrybean:

10-22-2007 23:03:28 UTC

I just got an email stating Kevan is the target! Our Mayor is in danger!

Chivalrybean:

10-22-2007 23:04:25 UTC

And… *looks mortified* I have just stated someone else’s intentions to everyone… *hides in his laboratory*

Rodney:

10-22-2007 23:26:49 UTC

Well, the Mayor being the most powerful known player, it makes sense that he would be the first target.

Amnistar: HE/HIM

10-22-2007 23:27:51 UTC

I didn’t get any kind of email….

that makes me worried….

Shadowclaw:

10-22-2007 23:59:33 UTC

*is making notes*

Hix:

10-23-2007 00:43:15 UTC

This thread is quite amusing.

[Take note that I said that, it might be important later]

spikebrennan:

10-23-2007 02:05:29 UTC

*wink*

Bucky:

10-23-2007 03:19:48 UTC

Actually, when I got the zhandwolf e-mail I was kicking myself for not having though of it first.  I could’ve strung both werewolves along for a long time without anyone dying.

Chivalrybean:

10-23-2007 05:39:22 UTC

unless someone is already doing that…