Elle • abstractfierce
Jungmoon • VanityEgo
Lana • Thomnom
Steve • RiddleMeThis
Tink • Vashhee
Lluvy: As you know, we lost two players during the previous Phase. During Phase VI, we will reduce the cast by two from five to three. Thus, if you are able to survive this round, you will participate in the game's Final Phase which will determine the winner.
- This pond is composed of all five players.
- During the Performance Review, the player here who earns the fewest Obsidian Scales will be eliminated, placing 5th.
- After the Marketplace, the remaining 4 players will face Downsizing.
- The player who ranks 4th in cumulative wealth will be eliminated.
- The assets of the eliminee will be transferred to the player who ranked 3rd in cumulative wealth.
Now that Phase VI has begun, you have all been granted your standard set of items. First, you have been given a set of fifteen fish in your assigned color with these sizes:
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5
You will be forced to play these fifteen fish in some order during the next five days of Phase VI. Note that these fish are non-transferrable and cannot be saved for future Phases. Additionally, each of you have now been granted a single Poison Pill. Poison Pills are transferrable, and may be saved for future Phases as they do not expire.
During this Phase, you will be earning Obsidian Scales, which are the most valuable type yet. Each Obsidian Scale is worth 16 Copper Scales.
Lluvy: To start off Phase VI, you will all take part in the Social Ranking. Now that the division has ended, this only determines one important element for the Phase.
The Social Ranking will determine the order of predation for your fish. This will be arranged such that each player’s fish can eat other fish of exactly one other color, and each player’s fish are vulnerable to be eaten by fish of exactly one other color.
The lists will be used as follows. Within the Pond, the player with the best average ranking will be named the predator of the player in the Pond lowest on their individual list; this player will then become the predator of the player in the Pond lowest on their list, and so on. Whichever player is left over will become the predator of the best average ranking player in the Pond.
In the event that a player fails to submit a list, or submits an invalid list, all the ranking points they would have distributed will be assessed to themselves as a massive penalty instead. This will likely place these players in a low tier Pond. During this round, since you will be ranking players 1-4, this is a penalty of 10 ranking points. In the event that a non-submitting player is required to make a decision for predation, their previous list will be used. If they have never submitted a list in the entire game, they will choose the next player alphabetically (rolling over to the beginning of the alphabet if they are last).
In the event that players have their ranking tied with another player, the player with the higher current wealth will prevail; if this is tied, the player who submitted their list earlier will prevail. If the tied players did not submit lists, the player who signed up for the game earlier will prevail. The full results of the Social Ranking will not be publicly revealed; I will instead reveal which players are in which Ponds, and the predation order (starting with the first player alphabetically, who may or may not be the player ranked the highest within their Pond).
Since pond divisions are officially done, item transfers are possible between all players.
You have 24 hours to submit your Social Ranking.