Converted Class: The Servant/The Invoker
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.
|Dutiful||Passive||∞||Immune to being occupied at night and immune to target changing.|
|Nightshade Wine||Day||1||After 3 days you can poison the King, causing him to die in two nights if not healed by a Physician or an Alchemist. If the King is a member of the Blue Dragon, you will take your own life.|
|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||Night||2||Throw a party, occupying all players who visit you tonight.|
- 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 get accused of treason and put on trial with healers available, you can prove yourself by poisoning The King. It is even more provable in Cult games as well.
- 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.
- 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. 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 occupying them, they either lied about their role or have been compromised.
- Note that no Investigative or Social classes are immune to being occupied; anyone you fail to occupy cannot be Investigative or Social.
- 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, unless your killer has occupy immunity.
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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