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Objective: Defeat the Unseen or Cult, and any neutrals that seek to do you harm.

Class Summary

 Converted Class: The Servant/The Invoker

The Butler is an Offensive class that belongs to the Blue Dragon faction with the objective to defeat the Unseen or Cult, and any neutrals that seek to do them harm.

This class can single-handedly stop an opposing faction from growing stronger or killing by Serving Wine and occupying them. If you suspect The King to be corrupt, you can also poison him with Nightshade Wine, but be careful about this one, as you commit suicide if he was part of the Blue Dragon. The Butler can successfully poison and kill The King even if he has set up guards for the night (Because Guards only protect from direct attacks), or if he is defended in any other way than being cured of his poison by The Physician or The Alchemist.

Offensive-Type

Offensive Abilities

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Ability

Type

Uses

Description

Dutiful
Dutiful Passive Immune to being occupied at night and immune to target changing.
Nightshade Wine
Nightshade Wine Day 1 You will poison the King, causing him to die in one night if not healed by a Physician or an Alchemist. The King will not know they were poisoned. If the King is a member of the Blue Dragon, you will take your own life. You can't use this ability until Day 4.
Serve Wine
Serve Wine Night Occupy a player by getting them drunk. The Butler will be notified if the target cannot be occupied, as they will refuse the wine.
Concentrated Wine
Concentrated Wine Night 2 Throw a party, occupying all players who visit you tonight. Bypasses occupy immunity.

Mechanics

  • If The Butler poisons a Good King, he will commit suicide the night after the king's death.
  • The Butler will not commit suicide if he poisons a Neutral King.
  • If The Butler poisons a Good King but gets converted at the same time as the king's death, the Butler will commit suicide and won't get converted.
  • Players who visit you on the night you use Concentrated Wine will not know that they were occupied specifically because they visited you.

Strategy

  • Your Nightshade Wine ability is a very useful weapon to turn the table and catch the Unseen/Cult (the antagonist) faction members off-guard. The problem, however, is that there is no hard rule on when to use it. Some may argue that the ideal time is during the early part of the game: If The King is a member of the Unseen/Cult from the get-go, it will be a disaster for the evil faction. Other players argue that the best time is during the end-game as a "last stand maneuver" to turn the table in a time of crisis.
  • If you you are Evil King, And you know a Butler was converted to get to the unseen, you can claimed to be poisonned by him. This will give the both one extra night, which could make the difference between losing and winning.
  • If you get accused of treason and put on trial with healers available, you can prove yourself by poisoning The King.
  • Remember that your Serve Wine ability will put the Blue Dragon at a disadvantage if you hit the wrong person.
  • When Serving Wine, make a note if the person declined the wine, as that marks them an occupy-proof class, and may help to prove or refute a claim they made earlier. This could confirm an ally or expose an evil player in a lie. Specifically:
    • The only Blue Dragon roles that are immune are The Butler, The Drunk, The Hunter, The Prince and The King. If your target couldn't be one of those five, or if they've claimed anything not on that list, they are probably an enemy. Hoverer, these targets cannot be The Mastermind, The Assassin or the Cult Leader.
    • The Possessor is immune to being occupied, so anyone who unexpectedly turns out to be immune to your ability may have been possessed.
    • Conversely, anyone converted to the cult will lose their immunity, when are converted to The Cult Leader,. Therefore, in a Cult game, your ability can be used to test if Drunks, Hunters, or other Butlers have been converted; If you succeed at occupied them, that not only mean they have converted to the cult, but it also they have became the cult, since The Butler, The Drunk and The Hunter are converted into The Invoker who is immune to occupation. Hoverer The Cult Leader is not occupy immune.
    • In games with the Unseen, occupy immune target who lose their immunity can be players who were converted to the Unseen and have been promoted to the Assassin
    • Note that no Investigative or Social classes are immune to being occupied; anyone you fail to occupy cannot be Investigative or Social.
    • Note that any target who were protected by a Court Wizard will show any occupy immune one night and not occupy immune for the following night.
    • Also, any players who get occupied three times during the games will become immune to occupation.
  • During the end-game, where there is only one member of the Unseen faction remaining, it would be a good strategy to use your Serve Wine ability on the person that you're most suspicious of; if no one dies, you may have just found The Assassin of the Unseen
  • It is a good idea to use your Concentrated Wine ability if you believe your life is at risk, as you will prevent your death by occupying visitors, preventing you from being killed. Even The King will not be able to kill you with Order Execution this night.  

Lore: An Interview with the Butler

It's very interesting living the life of a Butler in the King's court. The faithful Butler takes care of all the minor issues that the King is far above in his daily routine. Ever-faithful to his liege, the Butler's loyalty is a cornerstone of our great work ethic here in Adiart. Even one with low class blood can provide a direct service to his majesty and his children. We asked the King's current Butler what it means to work at the castle:

"It's a privilege of the highest caliber to serve my Liege in such a troubling time. It is my duty to ensure his attention be on the matters that truly besiege our fair kingdom. I entertain his guests and provide the attentiveness worthy of his majesty's grace. Of course, this includes keeping a steady supply of wine, ensuring meals are properly arranged, keeping sir and madams clothes immaculate at all times; also sending and receiving messages while ensuring, at all times, that the reputation of the kingdom is up-kept to his majesty's exemplary standards. Any Butler worth his salt will ensure that the good King's wishes are upheld, even at the expense of his own life. Of course, this doesn't mean my life is entirely devoted to his majesty's pleasure. I often find that resting improves my efficiency and, through his majesty's grace, I get half a day off every Sunday to partake in my own pleasures amongst the townsfolk. I do find beauty in the world outside the castle - even if there's not much to see beyond these gates. I am privileged to have such an understanding liege.”

-- Magnasword2, Loremaster

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