Day 5 was pretty much "set up for endgame" day. This meant I needed to do 2 things.
- Kill off the biggest threat at that time that could end me, this being the 2 Darleks I knew were out there.
- Give the town a win to prove myself on their side.
And this is where it all started to come together like clockwork. The town fired up to lynch Darthproph (with the help of a little initial push from me
), and I stood back until it reached critical mass (as I knew it would with the town vs mafia numbers so close and neither of the 2 Cybermen contributing to the vote) before launching my strike. I then went into overdrive to wrench the lynch into a new direction, implementing the 4 players who had voted Darthproph in the process.
The lynch got back on track against its new target - Obeisance (who I was pretty certain about being Darlek at this point), and the day ended with his destruction - directly due to my intervention. Awesome result. I should also note here that just after the lynch was nailed (but before the day ended) I took care to point out Bokke66 as the next target for the following day. This was a calculated move as I didn't in fact think that Bokke was tha last Darlek, so I was hoping that because of this finger pointing the true last Darlek would not attack me at night.
I didn't even bother trying to get the Cybermen to attack the new Doctor on this night (Polar) as I was pretty certain he'd be immune after what happened last time a new doctor appeared. Instead we had to puzzle out who the remaining Darlek player was. An educated guess told us that it wasn't Wyldcarde (after he was previously found innocent from Doctor investigation), so it came down to Bokke66 or Marked by the Gods. Ultimately Marked's play over the course of the game seemed to align with Obeisance's the most, so we went in for the kill. Luckily we got it right and the last Darlek was toast.
Feeling pretty good about where I'd be standing at the commencement of what I hoped to be the final game day, I got a message just prior to morning to inform me that my bomb had exploded. Russia had escaped! <insert masses of profanities here>
It was time to see if "plan B" could stand up to the rigours of scrutiny I was about to have to deal with...