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No one should have to manipulate people on the whim of a higher power, but then again, no one would want to, either. A beautiful and unfortunate young woman had lost everything. She had nothing - no job, no home, no family or friends to turn to, not even hope - but eventually found salvation in the world of organized crime. Though reluctant, the Consort felt she was a respected member of the Mafia. Unknown to her, she was just being used as the Mafia's residential Femme Fatale. Much to the Consort's chagrin, her role in the Mafia stuck with her, and she was too far into the whole ordeal to back out. As the sands of time flew forth, the Consort began to embrace her position, and, over time, executed her missions with confidence, tact, and prestige. In the end, she had it all: respect, power, and most importantly, the love and trust of the Godfather. All she had left to fear in the world was the pedestal upon which her own execution could commence, and the cold blade of a Serial Killer. (credit)

Mechanics[]

Strategy[]

  • As a Consort, your job is to cause as much trouble as possible to the Town, Coven and Neutrals without getting caught. You are also the Mafia's last line of defense if there is an Investigator or Sheriff roaming around. While Doctors and Bodyguards protect an Investigator from harm, they do not protect the Investigator from being role blocked, making you a key role to the Mafia.
  • As you are a member of the Mafia, you should avoid an Escort-style list of everyone you've role blocked in your Last Will, as it reveals who the non-Mafia are. However, since you die if you role block a Werewolf, you may want to write down just the last person you role blocked; that way, if you die to a Werewolf, you will likely get them lynched. As an added bonus, even if the Werewolf is not your target and happens to target you at random, you may get an innocent Townie lynched anyway! But if you want to hide who is the Werewolf, when you role block someone, don't write the last person you role blocked in your Last Will. This strategy will make the Town unaware of who is the Werewolf, and the members of the Mafia will still know who you had visited last Night. You can do this to the Veteran as well.
  • It is one of your highest priorities to find and role block Town Investigative roles, as doing this makes their job completely useless. Another high priority is to role block the Town Protective roles so that the Mafia may kill without interruption (You can also do this to the Potion Master and Guardian Angel as well). The next high priority is other killing roles (but avoid the Veteran on alert, the Werewolf on a Full Moon Night, Serial Killers, and Pestilence as you'll die upon visiting them) so that the members of the Mafia may not die at Night (ie. if a member of the Mafia is jailed, you can role block the Jailor so they can't execute said member of the Mafia. Be careful if there is a Spy in-game as they can easily call out the existence of a Consort if you do roleblock the Jailor). You can also do this to prevent a non-factional Neutral role (like a Survivor) from dying at Night, encouraging them to side with the Mafia. Also, role blocking a Spy prevents them from seeing who the Mafia had visited that Night which may sometimes be important. Finding the Arsonist and stopping them from possibly dousing/igniting members of the Mafia can lead you to an easy victory (however, it's might be in the Mafia's interest to let him douse other players thus clouding up an Investigator's results. This is especially true early game) The same applies to Juggernauts as unlike the Werewolf, they do not rampage at home regardless if they were roleblocked or not, allowing you to permanently shut them down at any time.
  • As a Consort, always try to work with the other Mafia Support roles in the game. The Consigliere or Blackmailer may find an important role in the game for you to role block, such as a Town Investigative/Town Protective role, a Vigilante, Jailor, youngest Vampire, Juggernaut, Potion Master, or even a Medusa that is not immune to your roleblocks and will be able to be killed safely.
  • Being a Consort is the easiest role to cover up since you can claim Escort, although sometimes this is tricky, since Town Support and Random Town roles could all be claimed and confirmed. Since the effects of your actions are noticeable to the rest of the Town without killing them, it may be possible to claim that you are an Escort if someone asks your role, and list the people you've blocked the past few Nights (players can say, "Yes, I was role blocked.") Doing so may help you win over the Town's favor and secure your position in the role-list, especially near the end of the game. You may even prove your role by publicly promising to role block a particular person the next Night. But if you are planning to role block a confirmed Vigilante, don't claim to be an Escort, because then questions will arise when the Vigilante says he's been continuously being role blocked when he wants to shoot somebody (unless there's a Hypnotist using the controlled message on him to help your claim).
    • You can also claim Escort and pretend roleblock one of your Mafia members (especially one accused on being a Mafia Killing) to ‘confirm’ both (more info listed belowM).
    • Unlike a Hypnotist, your Escort claim cannot be disproven by role block immune roles or roles that produce obvious results at Night.
    • If you are claiming Escort, you should not role block any confirmed Town unless you absolutely need to. Since an Escort would be role blocking suspicious people, doing so could make people believe you are a Consort instead.
    • If you want to claim Escort, see if there is a Spy and Disguiser, Spy is your worst enemy when claiming Escort because they know your Mafia visits and can report them to the Town. Of course this is negated with a simple Disguise.
      • You can also scramble your roleblocks in your last will so a Spy doesn't suspect you, however a smart townie might notice they were roleblocked on a different Night and you will likely be lynched. 
    • While being a Consort may be easy to fake as an Escort, remember the fact that you still retain the attributes of a normal Escort as well. This means that you will still die if you role block a Serial Killer or a Werewolf on a Full Moon. However, this can be useful to the Mafia, as they now are aware of said person being evil, especially if your Last Will gets bloodied the next day.
  • Watch out for Lookouts on roles like the Jailor. They can easily call you out as a Consort. Make sure to prioritize these roles to kill first or have a Disguise to divert suspicion onto another Townie.
  • If the Mafia is planning on killing a Bodyguard or Doctor, then it may be a good idea to role block the Bodyguard or Doctor to prevent them from using their temporary self protections to ensure their death (Doing this to a Survivor can have a similar effect). You cannot prevent a Veteran from using their self protections since Veterans are Role block Immune and will kill both you and the Mafia role attacking the Veteran.
  • If you're facing Vampires, you want to identify and continuously role block the youngest Vampire. The easiest way to do this is to identify a likely Townie, someone who is definitely not a Vampire yet and then role block them repeatedly; ideally, the Vampires will eventually bite them, at which point you'll be able to keep them from biting again.
    • However, if you do not know or cannot find who the youngest Vampire is, you could be wasting your role block on a useless person, especially a Vampire that is not the youngest. Keep this in mind when you could be role blocking a far more dangerous target.
    • If the Ambusher killed a Vampire and their target survived the Night, it's might be recommended to role block the Ambusher's original target as they could be the newly converted Vampire if they weren't killed, and you'll be able to keep the Vampires from biting again. If they're an immune role, you can still role block them to prevent a potential Arsonist from igniting.
  • The Coven is more vulnerable to role blocks in general, since they produce obvious deaths/messages unlike the Vampires. If you find a member of the Coven with the Necronomicon or a Poisoner from role-blocking them, you can then either use public accusation to get them lynched, or ask the Mafia to kill them.
    • Unlike a Veteran, a Medusa is not immune to your roleblocks, and will be unable to kill you (or anyone else) if you visit them. Therefore, you can roleblock them to allow the Mafia to kill them safely (The same applies for an Escort).
  • MA viable strategy is to claim to be an Escort, then write in your Last Will that you have role blocked members of the Mafia. Then, those members of the Mafia can "confirm" you to be a true Escort by saying that they were role blocked. Additionally, if you die and your Last Will is revealed, the Town might think the people you role blocked were also Town (since you can't role block members of the Mafia). Be wary of this as this strategy is commonly used and people may suspect you as a Consort
    • Another way of performing this is if the Mafia does not kill for the Night, and you role block someone, claim they are the Godfather who got role blocked. if the Town thinks you are an Escort, you might just divert the blame onto a Townie.
  • If you are promoted to a Mafioso, you will lose your Roleblock Immunity.
  • If you are plundered by a Pirate, make sure to still role block. You may just place a well-timed life-saving role block, your Night still isn't wasted yet!
  • If you want to claim Escort, it may be a good idea to not randomly roleblock early, and visit an early revealed Mayor.
  • Claiming Escort could be dangerous as if a confirmed townie asks you to roleblock a fellow Mafia member. You could be easily outed as evil as you cannot roleblock them. Of course, your other Mafia member can claim roleblocked in order to lower suspicion on them and you, but if they die, you will look very suspicious to the Town.
    • You may also get outed by a Lookout or Tracker when they see you didn't visit your other Mafia member, which is why you take some caution when deciding to claim Escort.
  • Another viable strategy is if you don't want to claim Escort is claiming Spy, since you know who the Mafia visits and you can get your bug correctly by claiming to have bugged the person you have roleblocked. If the Jailor meta is in play, you can roleblock the Jailor Night One and claim to have bugged them.
    • Of course, this can backfire if anything else happened to the Jailor (ie. other role blocks, controls), as they'll call you out for not seeing the other messages.
  • You can also claim Transporter since this also fits in your Investigator results. You can strengthen your claim with a Forger or a Hypnotist collaborating with you which may be important to take away a possible Town Support claim space needed to get a Medium or Retributionist lynched.

Trivia[]

  • Consort is the only role to have an exact duplicate of its role in another faction.
  • The Consort's old icon (Achievement Consort.png) reflected how the Consort is a "Mafia-Escort", with it being extremely similar to the Escort's old icon (Achievement Escort.png).
  • Prior to Version 2.0.0.6537, a Serial Killer would attack a Consort for role blocking them even if they were jailed and/or executed.

History[]

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