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Article - 'MTCII: Episode 6' by Mateui

An item about Miscellanious posted on May 27, 2004

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Entitled: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Cut.
The sixth person is voted out of the game.

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Making the Cut II: Episode 6
By: Mateui
Episode 6: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Cut
Players Still in the Game:

Maladon Tribe:
Alexander Cromwell
Sarah Heiderman
Friedrich Nietzsche
Randy Tahkoer
Mark Grant
Natalie Kink
Ian Murphy
Evan Muse

Shindor Tribe:
Amanda Tingay
Earl Oldson
John Doe
Jason Lucca
Foyle Aber
Jennifer Sweeney
Joey Mury
Johanus Bartholomew

(From this moment onward, the episodes will be solely told in Confessional format. There will not be a so-called story that occurs, only the confessions that shape the game will be presented.)

Over at the Shindor Tribe:

Joey: We found an unusual message in our tree mail today. It asked us to pick a proverb.

*Reads Treemail*

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You’ve all lasted so long
Endured many pains
Will you suffer anguish
Or enjoy many gains?

That mostly depends
On whatever you choose
It will determine whether
You win or you lose



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IMMUNITY CHALLENGE 6: Outcomes Without Providence

Welcome to the sixth Immunity Challenge so far in this game. However, we’re about to go into a downward spiral, but that also depends on how you do.

Although this challenge will be shrouded with mystery, as soon as it is over, all will be made known. For now, you’re in the dark.

Each of you will have to separately make a decision. You may want to discuss it with other tribe members, or you may not - it’s a matter of your own personal decision, and how you feel this may potentially help/harm you. You may not however, talk to people on the other tribe.

Choose between these two Indonesian Proverbs. You may choose one that best describes your thoughts, feelings, or the one that you like better. It’s all your choice.

Here they are:

1) Rippling water shows lack of depth
2) The shadow should be the same length as the body
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Joey: I chose “Rippling water shows lack of depth”. I sent my choice to Mat.

At first I was planning on using the shadow one, but I think I understand the ripples one better. It makes more sense to me, about reality and stuff. It also reminds me of rippled chips... mmm... *drools*”

Jennifer: We must chose between two proverbs, no clues once so ever, both of em are false I can tell already but I don't think that it really matters. I shall have to decide which one to use and PM it to Mateui, then something else seems to happen in the challenge. I feel that it would be best to work alone for now.


Over at the Maladon Tribe:

Friedrich: I think I knew what this round would be like when it began. I chose my proverb partly based on that I liked it and also that a bunch of people would choose the first one.

Sarah: "Rippling water shows lack of depth"

I'm not sure what it means, but I think it represents me a little more than the other proverb. The other one shows lack of depth as well, but I am a rather deep person. I don't care about age, sex, or looks, and I focus on personality. That was the mistake I made when I was younger. I wanted a handsome man, so I married one, and it ruined my life. But I've decided to base my judgments on the way people act, rather than first impressions.

Well, I hope I'm on the right track here. If not, I'm probably just ranting about how much I messed up with my husband.

*Laughs*

Randy:
“Rippling water shows lack of depth”

I feel as though the proverb represents a test, to figure out one's true intentions. The other proverb, I feel shows that a person should have nothing to hide and hide nothing. Yet, in a game filled with twists and betrayals... it does not fit properly. The first proverb shows that we must test others in order to find out who is truly on your side.

Ian: This Round’s Immunity Challenge has been posted – and I’m scared. It’s just…so…weird. The whole “proverb selection” has me really confused. I just picked “The shadow should be the same length as the body” because I think it means people shouldn’t be two-faced, which I’m trying not to be…uh, as long as you disregard that whole “plan to form alliance and systematically kill off tribe members” thing I was planning earlier. Actually, at the moment I’m planning something again, but this was a spur of the moment kind of thing as opposed to a carefully formulated plan. I was just chatting to Mark about the merge, and out of fear we decided to form an alliance together, and later invited Natalie. If our tribe ever has to go to Tribal Council, we’re going to vote Randy off. Oh well, we plan on disbanding this soon after the merge, but this should keep the three of us safe for a while.

Mark: The shadow should be the same length as the body

No reason for choosing it. I can't relate to either in any way, shape, or form.. So I'm just going to choose this. I like the sound of it.. Thats really it.

To me, it sounds like a leadership thing. If your not fit to lead, then don't.

Well, I've made an ally. I remember commenting in my old confessionals (which I lost in a reformat) that the two people I'd like to have by my side the most were Natalie and Ian. Well, I've got one of them! Ian and I have partnered up and I think its going to be a healthy alliance.

Things are looking better! Natalie has now joined our alliance. Ian calls the alliance the "NIM" which I think is kind of funny. :D
We think our first target should be Randy, although I find myself against that decision I'll probably follow it anyway because I want to honour the alliance.


The Immunity Challenge:

Mat: Alright - I have received a PM from most people. Everyone will participate in this challenge - except Natalie (Don't worry though, she will not harm the tribe she is on by not having chosen a Proverb.)

The challenge will now be revealed.

Each person playing is now either under Proverb 1 (Rippling water shows lack of depth) or under Proverb 2 (The shadow should be the same length as the body).

This is how the challenge is played. The challenge will be a simple game of rock paper scissors - however, there are only 2 different choices.

Each player will post in this topic, and type in something like this:

*Attacks *

If the person they attacked has the opposite Proverb, than the player that was just attacked is eliminated from the game. If, however, they have the same Proverb as the attacker, the attacker is now eliminated. (You can attack your other tribe members if you want). (I will post after an attack to tell you the outcome. NOTE: If you are eliminated from the challenge, do not tell anyone what Proverb you were under, or what Proverb another player is under - Trust me, this will screw you up badly!)

(EXAMPLE: Attack on Right/Attacked on Left. The number with the colour red represents being killed/eliminated) (The 1 and 2 represent Proverbs)
1 -> 1 (Attacker is eliminated)
2 -> 2 (Attacker is eliminated)
1 -> 2 (Attacked person is eliminated)
2 -> 1 (Attacked person is eliminated)

Each time you make a “kill” (eliminate another player), you receive one “Kill Point”. The objective is to be in the tribe with the most number of points to win. (You can only attack players that are playing the game, and who are not already killed/eliminated.)

If at some point in the challenge, when someone attacks another player, and every other player left in the challenge all have the same Proverb, that player is not eliminated, but is awarded 3 “Kill Points”. The challenge will then end, and the Kill points will be counted up for both tribes.

(I will tell you if you are eliminated or not when you try to attack someone.)

(NOTE: You may not attack 2 times in a row. Someone else has to attack someone after you, and then you can attack again if you want. Also, you do not have to attack, but by doing so, you don’t gain any points in the process. Remember to observe other players’ actions, and try to figure out who has what - this game is very mental).

KILLPOINTS: (In a Random Order)
- Foyle: 0
- Johanus: 0
- Friedrich: 0
- Joey: 0
- Jennifer: 0
- Sarah: 0
- Ian: 0
- Evan: 0
- Mark: 0
- Randy: 0

NOT PLAYING:
- Natalie


For Immunity! Survivors ready?! ... GO!

*The Survivors began to attack one another. Some eliminated others, while others eliminated themselves. In the end, only one was remaining.*

Mat: The winner is, with 6 Kill Points: Johanus!

However, the challenge is not over - now, everything will go to Johanus' hands. I will PM him with further info, everyone else must wait in the dark to find out what will happen.

Ian: Oh boy, this is tense...I wonder what Johanus does...

Natalie: *Wonders what is happening*

*A couple of long minutes later..*

Mat: Alright. I have received Johanus' PM, and I will now enlighten everyone as to what has been going on.

You may be wondering why there was a long absence of me from this topic. Actually, no tribe has won this challenge, but, in fact, only one player - Johanus.

In a confessional, Johanus was told that because he had won, he could now try to prevent as many people as he could from being able to vote at the next Tribal Council. To prevent someone from being able to vote, all he had to do was match that person with the proverb they chose. If Johanus matched it correctly, that player will not be able to vote. If he successfully prevents everyone from voting, he would have the power to single-handedly be able to eliminate any other player from the game.

This is the outcome: (What Johanus guessed. If your name is colored in red, that means that Johanus has guessed correctly, and has prevented you from voting at Tribal Council.)

- Foyle: 2.
- Friedrich: 2.
- Joey: 1.
- Jennifer: 2.
- Sarah: 1.
- Ian: 2.
- Evan: 2.
- Mark: 2.
- Randy: 1.
- Natalie: DID NOT CHOOSE


As you can see, Johanus has matched everyone up with their proverb. Since Shindor openly discussed what they chose, this no doubtely helped Johanus a lot to match everyone up. Everyone now suffers the consequences. No one is allowed to vote at Tribal Council - only Johanus. He will PM me with the player that he wants to remove.

Tribal Council will be held in this Forum. Everyone will be able to watch, and Johanus' results will soon be posted after he PMs me with his choice. He can eliminate anyone - no one is safe.

Further instructions will be given after the Tribal Council.

Mark: The popular acronym "wtf" comes to mind after I just read that..


Tribal Council:

*All 11 castaways walked into Tribal Council and sat down. Most had faces of distress, except one, Johanus. He was beaming from the power he held.*

Welcome to Tribal Council. Tonight's vote is going to be a little different. No one can vote, except Johanus, so he has the "Power of Attorney" status, you might say - the ability to get rid of anyone he wants at this point.

I'd like to ask a couple of you, how to do you feel about this? Do the few members of Shindor regret sharing what Proverbs they picked with the rest of the tribe? Does anyone feel safe, unsafe?

Regardless the answer, only Johanus can vote, and he will do that now.

*Johanus stands up and begins walking to the voting area. He picks up the pen, but can't decide who to vote for. On one hand he's got someone he likes to get rid of that seems to be a leader of a group - on the other hand, a person who he feels threatened by at the immunity challenges.. He begins to write, but then stops. He thinks for a while, and finally makes his decision. He writes down a name, and puts it inside the vote canister. He is nervous, even though he knows who will be going home tonight. Finally, after regrouping himself, he walks back to the others, putting on an expression of confidence and boldness.*

Alright. I'll go tally the vote.

*Mat walks away to get the vote canister, leaving the group of 11 to themselves. Everyone is silent.. and no one is completely safe, well, except Johanus.*

*Mat finally returns, with an expressionless face*

Once the vote is read the decision is final - the person voted out will be asked to leave the area immediately.

I'll read the vote.

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The sixth person voted out of "Making the Cut II: Indonesia" is:
MARK GRANT


*Mark stood up and his torch was stuffed.*

Mark, Johanus has spoken.

*Mark was apparently very angry at the outcome and how the game had turned against his favour. He was removed because he was a threat - atleast he could get some satisfaction from that. Mark walked away from the area.*

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In this game, you'll never know when a twist appears and throws you around. The trick is not to be thrown off, but to stay on the ride.

Now, you can say that another twist is right around the corner, but this time, it's a fairly happy one. Ready to hear the news?

ALL 10 OF YOU REMAINING HAVE MADE THE MERGE!

A meal has been prepared, and you may now be able to feast, as this is a joyous time where two tribes become one.

*A dining table is seen on the beach, and a bounteous amount of food is placed on it*

Eat, relax, and get to know each other.

It's a lot to take in, but hold on, many more twists will be coming your way. It?s going to be a bumpy ride from here on out.



Mark’s Final Words:

Well, this sucks... It still hasn't sunk it either. I really thought I was going to make it further.. I don't think I had any "enemies" but maybe that’s why Johanus eliminated me?

Anyway, there are two people who I hope make it to the end, and you know who you are. Good luck, guys!

And everyone else, have fun. Yes, even Johanus. :)

The Big Reveal:

Mark Grant = UPRC



- Mat