Mafia: Welcome to Centralia! Game Thread
The man carefully walked through the cemetery, taking note of the names engraved on the headstones of the long abandoned site. Many of these names were familiar to him. But that was a lifetime ago, back when he was a much younger man.
Now he was a little less lively in his actions. Sure, he works out and keeps his body in great shape, but as it does with all things, time wore him down. It wasn’t the normal aches and pains that prompted this days cautious lumber however. No, today, he walked with caution knowing that every step could reveal a sinkhole of which he’d have little chance of pulling himself out of.
He looked around the ghost town that was Centralia, realizing that it had been two decades since he last set foot in his birthplace. He shrugged, knowing that there were more than a few who no longer visited this once quaint town. In fact there were less than half a dozen individuals who still called this patch of Pennsylvania hillside their home.
The man stopped to take a look at the city. A shell of itself; a fire department, a few row homes only avoiding collapse with the help of brick buttressing, and the old speed spot was all that was left standing. Centralia was long gone. Lost in the haze of the smoke rising through the cracks in the street and the vent shafts that misguidedly gave breath to the fire that raged below the surface.
Census reports and budding journalists would claim it was the mine fires that caused the ruin of Centralia, but those who called the city their home knew better. The fire was only the tip of the iceberg. The end result of a city succumbing to its own greed and lust for power. If it hadn’t been the fire, then somehow, something would have come to wipe this contemptible city from the map.
Yet still, he returned, after so many years.
He looked down at the grave, a single tear falling to the headstone below him. It was all he’d allow. He had made a promise once, one to continue to remember and protect the person he held most dear. However, like a strong gust of wind sweeps dead leaves from the ground, time slowly blew the pain and hurt from his mind until eventually even the heartfelt promise made a lifetime ago was swept away as he went on with his life.
But in Centralia, memories of the past were all that existed. Like the smoke that rose from the ground below, the memories of what happened clung to the barren earth and the sulfur scorched trees. They laid, dormant, festering in the debris and ruins of the homes and businesses that once stood tall throughout the city. They feasted on the empty benches and decrepit playground of the city's lonely park.
How long ago had it started he thought to himself. When did the nightmares begin? A month? Two? He couldn’t remember anymore. His mind dull, from the lack of sleep. Every time he closed his eyes he saw that face. That unforgiving accusatory scowl burning a hole right through him. He had broken his promise; allowed himself to forget. And now he would be reminded.
He had to come.
He had no choice.
The man continued to stare at the gravestone beneath him as the smoke continued to rise, coiling around him like the tendrils of some ravenous beast. The smoke snaked throughout the city, covering Centralia in a fog like blanket of sulfur and ash. He sat there as his eyes came ablaze with life, the memories now flooding his mind.
A car speeds into the dirt parking lot, in front of a seedy looking gentlemans club. The driver is young, early 20's; his hair hangs down to his jawline and by the looks of him he hasn't shaved in quite a few days. Judging by the soot covering his jacket and boots he's someone who has spent more than a little time in the nearby coal mines. He walks with purpose. He’s excited, as if he has a secret that’s bursting to get out of him.
Entering the building the driver see the one he wants to talk to and pulls him into the back office.
“You aren’t going to believe what we found at the cole mines boss.”
He had been watching her for days and knew her patterns. This was going to be all too easy. A fitting welcome home.
Robert Branson readied himself as he entered his office. It was never easy these visits with his little brother. Both were successful in their own rights however, his brother went about it a little off-book.
Ready, he opened the door to his office to find his brother comfortably seated behind his desk, feet on the desk of course.
“Ah brother, do I have an opportunity for you.”
She just got out of the shower after a long day of work. Tired all she wanted was to climb into bed. She opened the door and let out a high pitched scream.
“Oh my god. When did you get back?!”
He sat covered in blood. Why couldn’t he have just listened to his plan instead of outright dismissing him yet again? Hadn’t he shown that he was a capable businessman?
He regretted having to do what he did but it was high time to step out of his brothers shadow and take control of this town.
Centralia would be his.
Astil is dead he was Robert Branson, Centralia Aligned Trusted Philanthropist
10 Eternal Phoenix
16 Martel123 / Too Sweet Spartan
18 Memory Of Talon
22 Queen of Gnomes
27 The Two
30 Winter8905 / Opulent
31 Wrestling Century
29 theoutlaw321 - Sherrif Allanson, Centralia Aligned Good Cop
26 The Archer - Billy Tolen, Individual Aligned Terrified School Bully
24 Teh_Showtime - Owen Meeks, Centralia Aligned Pickpocket
9 Emark - Doctor Graham, Centralia Aligned Primary Care Physician
13 Jaded - Walter Scott, Centralia Aligned Neighborhood Watchman
4 BlueStar - Mabel Carrington, Centralia Aligned Chatty Teenager
11 foolinc - William Forbes, Centralia Aligned Secret Bodyguard
1 Arrows - Frank Owens, Branson Enterprises Aligned Handyman
15 lukess11 - Phillip Perry, Centralia Aligned Private Investigator
25 Tha Black Phenom - Donald Kurkijan, Centralia Aligned Orphanage Director
21 Paws7297 - Sapphire, Sapphire Enterprises Aligned Ambitious Ursurper
6 Derek B - Deputy Johnson, Branson Enterprises Aligned Crooked Deputy
Day One - No Lynch
Night One - The Death of theoutlaw321
Day Two - The Lynch of The Archer
Night Two - The Deaths of Teh Showtime, Emark, and Jaded
Day Three - The Lynch of Bluestar
Night Three - The Death of Foolinc
Day Four - The Lynch of Arrows
Night Four - The Death of Lukess11
Day Five - The Lynch of Tha Black Phenom
Night Five - The Death of Paws7927
Day Six - They Lynch of Derek B
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