@bler - very quick - can you share again how your pgo played into the events of last night?
-I'm out until later this afternoon
So the basic rundown is that my original "role" description is purely narrative and talks about my general anxiety and paranoia, and particularly anxiety about the barn, barn might fall down ruining years of work, yada yada. I don't have any role name, I just kinda intuited "Paranoid Barn Owner" from the flavor.
I assumed if the damn thing actually worked it would be the barn falling down. Would it kill me too? Would it be 1-shot? I honestly had no idea.
Turns out it's not actually that - as yogs can attest, the paranoia is actually me chasing them down with an object. In QT post #64 (yogs daytime flavor visit) it was a board with nails. In QT post #71 (presumably Ix's night-time visit) it was an unspecified "large club" that I use for protection.
I snuck up on nameless intruder, sweep the legs, and then proceed to - in a mix of blind fury and anxiety - club the everliving snot out of still nameless person on the ground. I pass out.
And yet I awoke in my own bed and clean. Feel sick that I helped kill Sean even though he was a baddie he was someone, yada yada (akin to yogs' "bros" comment). Dawns on me that I (maybe?) clubbed someone one, run outside and no body, and snowfall has covered any trace evidence.
I'm aware that last bit may or may not be consistent with the daybreak post, which notes snow on the ground, but doesn't speak to it actively snowing/not overnight.
Anyway, thus my confusion on initial read on whether it was all a dream, or perhaps a visitor that I beat but didn't kill, and no mention of who it was. Despite the activity, how did I awake in my bed clean, and there be no body?
I came into the day wondering how the hell I was going to explain being visited and yet not having killed someone, and also thinking about the prospect of scum PRs. Certainly possible yogs could have determined it was worth the risk to try again since I'd insisted the barn was the threat, and note his post where he acknowledges I chased him off
. He says he doesn't think he can even get into the barn.
Anyway, all that it is probably moot.
Via subsequent PM/QT clarification it is eventually confirmed that yes, I really did have a visitor, and yes I did explicitly kill them (additional flavor describing bits of brains/bone/etc.). The "and clean" in the original message was apparently not a description of state as I originally understood, but an action. Correct interpretation: I awoke (now specifically covered in blood) and cleaned myself action-verb.
As for it being Ix, it's deductive reasoning. Babark-as-doctor had no reason to visit me since I was an unlikely NK and he was generally scum-reading me anyway. Babark-as-cleanser visited Brasas. Since I killed whoever it was, it wasn't Brasas based on his flip flavor. Since you're all alive it wasn't one of you. Thus, Ix looks 99.9% most likely.
No idea what his thinking was. I know he was still OMGUSing me over D1, but...
As for what happened to the body, my guess is in drealmer's mind/Ix's flavor he somehow crawled home (through the woods, in the snow) to die on his own front porch despite significant injuries including loss of gray matter.
Since I now have multiple posts describing the scene in different ways, I guess I can try and answer follow-ups if any, but the long and the short of it is he was skulking around the barn, and I snuck up and beat him to death with a large club.
Can't say what happened to the body (why his stoop rather than by my barn), but presumably Drealmer had him crawl home for game mechanics.