Day 23[edit | edit source]

So we made merge and even BETTER NEWS LINUS IS OUT WHEWWWWWW so now the beauty tribe is gonna play nice with us try to get us to flip and all that fun stuff but hell to the no I'm gonna take these free vote off while I can and do a jig *does a jig* ok my jig is done let's win the game now WHEWW

–Claire



So I dont have alot to say about the merge yet since I haven't talked to many of my new tribmates but I the plan rn is too A. Push the narrative that the edessa 5 are not as close as they seem (or are) to convince people to work with us ( something I may have already pushed too much) and B. To pull in sam who's likely on the bottom and give us the majority. Sam is without a doubt the easiest person to pull in. I've talked to him quite a bit and I think theirs a good chance he'll vote with us this round. Other then sam, I haven't talked much to anyone else but I hope to change that soon because I think the game is gonna be very tough from here on out and I wanna get on everyone's good side. No matter what happens I don't think we're gonna see a pagonging and frankly I don't know if I want too. There's a lot of great players in this alliance and as tight as we are, I want to get them out before they get me out. Which is exactly why I wanna make strong relationships with everyone here cause if I ever wanna make a move, I'll be able to do it. The player in question is luca who if I don't get out at some point, he's gonna wipe his ass with me. He is too good a player to let get to the final 5 or FTC. So I don't know when or how but I some point I'm gonna make a move on luca and when I do I wanna be fully loaded and ready to take him out.

–Liam



Ive seen about 5 seasons of survivor, new to the 703 scene, and dont know shit about Byzantium. I think I have a solid chance at winning this challenge :D

–Sam



ok hi it's me sam again, this time with a super overdue extra long confessional talking about shitt going on in el merge!! btw super stoked to have actually made it here esp with the craziness and what not that happened on chalcedon 2.0 and the uphill battle i had, but regardless i made it here and tthats all thatt matters! now it's a whole new ballgame, tribes are done for and it's an individual game. and everyone is gonna be thinking whatt they should do that they think is best for them to get themselves to the end, and thats where all the fun comes in! cause we have 11 people witth 11 different ideas and plans for their game, and of course they're all gonna collide and interfere with one another and who knows whos game will come out on top. anyways with me now though im in a very curious position. obviously i can go with the good ol basic 6-5 majoritty, chalcedon 2.0 against the 5 beauties. but i mean, what fun would thatt be right? not sure if ill stick to it for the firstt 1-2 votes or not, i probably will, mainly cause im in a core of me charlie claire and pris. and i definitely dont trust tyler and andre lmao. but literally all the beauties have come up to me, mainly hannah, luca and liam, saying how desperately they wanna work me me lol. like literally the first couple convos liam and i had, he spilled every ounce of tea he could on what went down on edessa 2.0, with how he was almost voted out and him and hannah got beef, etc etc. obviously, they could justt be tryna sweet talk me to try and get majority since the numbers are clearly not in their favor. but im just glad they want me onn their side, because it will allow me to cruise through a couple of votes and truly decide where i wanna go. so for now i shouldnt be a target for some of these tribals. all i know is right now all im focusing on is making strong 1 on 1 connections with everyone left in the game, so hopefully everyone can trust me to an extent. i want people to go like "oh sam? yeah i can see myself working with him." cause not only will it let me slide utr and not be a target, but also lets me do what i do best, which is play the middle. cause thatts all i did in canadienne, was play the middle hardcore and make people feel like they could trust me, and even though i lied a SHITT ton, the people i lied to that were still in the game and pushed to the minoritty needed to ttrust me still when i said i only betrayed tthem for that vote and want to go with them further down the road, since at that pointt they are in the minority and need my possible vote. i just want to be able to bounce back and forth and play my own wild game. will it be successful? who knows. butt i know for now it's working wonders as im the middle guy right now and even tho i definitely plan on voting a beauty out to keep my "obvious" numbers, im still gonna keep in close contact with the struggling beauties so i ccan keep playing the middle, and make moves when i need to, and truly play my own game and decide my own fate. lets hope it works out tthe way i wantt it to lmao.

–Sam



So the mystery tribe on the wiki template still hasn't shown up in the game yet...welp the inevitable unmerge is going to be chaotic

–Hannah



That vote was so stressful that I’m literally bald… and I’m also bald because the hosts snatched my wig when they announced the merge! While voting out Linus was sad, making the merge really lifted my spirits a bit just because this rarely ever happens to me in other games, so I’m glad I get to experience something new! My game thus far has been relatively isolated so I’m coming into this with a single and ready to mingle attitude and hope it attracts people ghfjdk

–Augusto



Okay, but like… this merge name is iconic, ain’t it? You can thank yours truly (an amazing album by Ariana Grande) for that! It was kinda weird that nobody was suggesting anything so I took it upon myself to name it after THE queen of pop music, Miranda Cosgrove. I wanted to keep the name lighthearted and fun to show not only more of my personality, but to hope that the same spirit is spread throughout this merge portion of the game. Things get super intense and bloody, so I just want to make it seem like a party (‘:

–Augusto



Two immunity necklaces are up for grabs and I can’t say I don’t want it! Immunity in this first vote is crucial because I see this merge being a Clash of the Titans in a sense. The Beauties and Brains are gonna try to pull in the two Brawns and battle it out for at least a little bit and right now, I don’t feel like being collateral damage. My strength has been tested time and time again and I’ve practically flopped, but to pull out a win here when I need one would be a miracle.

–Augusto



Day 24[edit | edit source]

Who knew I could be so good at answering trivia questions? I’m totally getting a gig on Jeopardy after this! I’m shocked at how well I’m doing so far… like I’m actually in the lead somewhat and I wanna keep it! That being said, a temptation was unleashed in the game and as much I don’t want to give in, the apple has to be bitten to get the reward. An idol clue could make or break my game right now, but the same goes for winning immunity or not. Whatever I do, I do think I’ll be seen as a bigger target than thought of originally, so might as well go for broke at this point.

–Augusto



During this challenge, I also want to make time to create a foundation for great things in this game with people outside of the Edessa Squad. Surprisingly, Andre and I agreed to keep tabs on each other if we heard the other’s name, plus we discussed if either of us should go for the clue. With Charlie being in the lead with me, I want to solidify some trust by really focusing on him as well as Sam. Both of them are the swing votes and I’m sure everyone is pulling anything they can out of their ass to get them on their side, but I do want to form something genuine with them both. The funny thing is that both Sam and Charlie (even Andre) think I have an exclusive alliance with just them that no one should know about or suspect, so I hope that can save me from getting ratted out. With Tyler, I’ve just been myself and not really talked strategically but I am gonna try to open that conversation possibly after this vote. Priscilla and I are basically the same person and it’s quite funny, so that’s all fun! Strategically, I’m not sure how well we’d be together but I wouldn’t want her to go this tribal if it doesn’t need to happen. Claire is the only person I haven’t really vibed with and would be the person I’d want gone if we are able to get a Brain out, but that could all change based on today and tomorrow.

–Augusto



HOW DID I WIN IMMUNITY OMG? I’m so happy right now, you have no clue whatsoever like AHHHHHH, I’M FUCKING SCREAMING GNMFDGHBUJNKM!! Being safe this vote means everything to me and I hope that like I can keep it up cause safety is important. I might have kinda fucked up in getting that idol clue, but Andre getting it isn’t the worst case scenario. I just hope he shares it with me cause I’m greedy and want that idol for myself. Things are looking up, so I hope I can get to the top and stay there for a bit! <3

–Augusto



Day 25[edit | edit source]

So I'm always a bit scared going into tribal I'm praying no one flips but I don't think I'll go home because I feel like nicole would tell me if my name was coming up and I could get pris to idol me but for now we're just gonna chill out and hopefully things go well

–Claire



Claire: "You're just playing dumb right?"

Me: *is in fact not playing dumb* Me: "...Yes."

–Priscilla



I never made an assessment of the new tribe members! So here we go.

Augusto: He's cool. We share lots of memes. No game talk though. I'm pretty sure he's evil.

Hannah: It took a while for me to get on her wavelength but she seems nice.

Liam: I talked to him for maybe a minute and I could tell that he really wasn't that interested. Granted, I wasn't that interested either. I'm sure once we get past that initial shell phase we might get along, but for now, I don't talk to him at all.

Luca: He's totally cool (I'm gonna use that a lot in this CF I guess). It's clear that his social game is one of the better ones out there and that's definitely dangerous.

Nicol: I like her and the first day was kinda awkward because I was super imposing due to our shared interests. I tried being more chill this time and it worked out to an extent.

–Priscilla



Okay, now, regarding the vote and my thought process so far.

Right now, it seems like it's going to be a 6-5 vote on Luca. The brains are uniting with the two remaining brawn to pick off a beauty and he seems the most dangerous. Claire, Charlie, Sam, and I have this kind of alliance so I'd assume that that would keep them around even though flipping seems enticing.

I mentioned this another time but I've been trying to lay low until the merge where I'd only poke out my head if I had to. It seems like I don't have to because I don't really mind which beauty goes as long as it isn't Hannah or Nicole. I don't have to make that push really. I considered pushing for Hannah to go to dispel any notions of a girls alliance but I imagine it isn't really worth it at this point.

As far as social dynamics go, there's not a lot goin' on. Luca told me he felt like he was on the bottom of the beauties and felt unsafe about going to tribal premerge after Linus went. He's probably bluffing but I can see some merit I guess. As far as I know the brains are still sticking strong with no visible hierarchy. Charlie and Sam are kind of off doing their own thing together. Claire seems to be very powerful at this point because she has information coming from every single side. On one hand, that's great because Claire's working with me and I get to listen in a little. On the other hand, that's fucking scary. She's really good at pushing me in different directions and of course she asks for my take but I can tell when she's really adamant on certain topics. I kinda feel really dumb when I talk to Claire about strategy because either she's just too good or my ideas are just pretty much always the worst option. And who knows, that might actually be the case. But... I really don't like this feeling. I always imagined myself not taking Claire to the end with me because she's just too darn good and I wouldn't win against her. It pains me to say this but I wouldn't be opposed to turning on her sooner.

I came into this game not wanting to become close with anyone because a final two would feel restricting. And, here I am with a final two. I love talking to Claire and I know we'll hang out a lot when this game's over with (hopefully). But everything that happens in this game, I just feel like a footnote, and that's not a good thing to have when you're trying to convince the jury you're worth voting for. I realize that half of this confessional was just about one person but this whole situation is really kind of affecting how I want to approach the rest of this game. I said I would be going into this game fearless, so why am I so afraid?

–Priscilla



Welp, I just might be 11th fucking place. again. Flipping a 6th person to the beauty side is gonna be harder than I thought. Liam and I are fake-fighting over the throwing-my-name-out-to-Linus-without-my-consent thing so Edessa doesn't look too tight (as my previous confessionals indicate, I'm actually kinda annoyed with Liam for real over it, but he doesn't need to know that the fight isn't quite as fake as he thinks it is.) I've tried talking to Sam about the vote and he's pretty much only said he wants to be in the majority and have it not be him or me, and he's given even less information to the other beauties. I like Sam (outside the game, that is. Whether I like him in the game will depend on who he votes with and against) but the other beauties seem to be annoyed by his unresponsiveness. We messy AF beauties haven't even MADE A PLAN or PICKED A NAME to vote for yet. So then Claire randomly messages me out of the blue saying the brains are an alliance and they wanna vote a beauty off, but she wants to make sure it isn't me because I share her love of puns. What?! Then she says the brains threw my name out and then she's like "no they haven't thrown your name out yet but I'll protect you IF they throw your name out" (girl he your story straight) and then she randomly says the brains and undecided but leaning towards voting Liam out. (Liam happens to have an idol, but nobody but me and Liam need to know that...) And she also says she doesn't like her old tribe because Pris was hard to talk game to and there was some male alliance without her? What?! I immediately tell the beauties everything she said, then she immediately starts interrogating me asking if I leaked what she said to the beauties, since a bunch of beauties supposedly suddenly started messaging her. I ask the beauties if they told her I told them, and everyone claims they didn't. WHAT?! I blank on what to say to Claire and manage to do the single WORST JOB IN THE WORLD at acting like I didn't tell the beauties, and then despite this she randomly stops (at least stops out loud) accusing me and apologizes (or more likely, just pretends to apologize) for because paranoid. DOUBLE WHAT?! And she claims she might be interested in flipping onto our side. TRIPAL WHAT?! Do I WANT to believe her? Well I fucking hope she's telling the truth. But CAN I believe her? Probably not. 90% she's just lying to us to extract information and/or throw us off from potentially playing an idol correctly. Welp, this vote is going to be HECTIC, and whatever happens I'm NOT ready to go home!

–Hannah



MERGE!!!! I made it woooo.... and even better I just won individual immunity! I literally can't believe it. I'm so happy to be safe as I genuinely have no idea what's going to happen at this tc, I haven't even heard a name thrown around yet.

The girls also made an alliance chat of 4.. and it really does seem to be a 6-5 split atm (brains/brawn on one side, beauty on the other) Kind of dull to be honest. Claire told me that Andre had said to her that Augusto was trying to get him to flip, and that Augusto had told Andre that the 5 beauties are sticking together. That seems odd as Augusto (who I've been talking to loads) has not even approached me about flipping. You would think he would want to approach the two brawns first as oppose to the brains right? I dunno, something is not right... I need to do some investigating today.

I have also of course been talking to Luca who I'm really good friends with in this game. We've agreed to have a kind of secret partnership where we can tell each other info in secret... I'm still slightly holding back on info just in case, but I'm sure he is as well!

Will post another one later once I've talked to more people about the vote!

–Charlie W



LMFAO LIAM'S A FUCKING IDIOT. THANKS FOR MAKING THIS VOTE SO EASY YOU MESSY PLEB. like i knew he was messy af by when our first convo was him spilling all this true or untrue tea and like him tryna say this beauty alliance is cracked and not sttable and who tf knows. all i do know is he extremely untrustworthy and it doesntt mattter if he's telling the truth bout tthe beauties or not, if he was that inclined to flip that fast on them to us, whats gonna stop him from just flipping back when he feels like it? players like that never go far cause no one trusts them and their messiness lol. could i use him later on down the road? of course. but i could also use just about every other beauty player, and they all seem more stable then this guy lol.

–Sam



LMAOOOO SO APPARENTLY LIAM SENT A SCREENSHOT OF OUR CONVO? get the fuck outta here. and you ttried so hard to reach out to me just to try and send screenshots of our convo to someone else? enjoy 11th place you fucking moron

–Sam



this guy liam has been claiming he wanted to flip on the beauties because he felt on the bottom. but apparently he has a chat with luca and augusto which in his words "are the only people from edessa he trusts"? bruh, that doesnt sound like you're on the bottom at all LOL. thats a 3 person majoritty of 5, jesus this guy is an idiot

–Sam



ok so with all the liam bullshit aside, here's my thoughts on this vote and moving forward. originally it was going to be between luca and nicole, because supposedly liam has an idol and yeah, him claiming that he and hannah have beef could easily be just a way for him to try and get us to throw votes on her then him idol her then boom, one of us is fucked. but basically, i didnt want luca gone. because ive been talking to him a lot, and even tho i know he's tight in the edessa crew, ive got a strong feeling charlie, him and i could work something out later on down the road. like i just feel he could be a huge asset for me when i need him if he's still in the game. i also didnt really want nicole out THAT bad, mainly cause she's irrelevent and non-threatening. but i also know her and claire are close, like from the emvv1 days, and also the fact that claire said her and nicole talked a lot aboutt drama betweenn their tribes, but nicole like barely talked to me at all. even tho ive been doing my best to talk to everyone and gain their trust/see where their heads are at, which tells me they are very close and if nicole stays around for much longer, itt could very easily open the door for claire to use her to her own benefit and well, fuck one of me or charlie over lol. right now we're taking the safe route and voting off liam because he cant be idoled and it'll guarantee us majoritty and some breathing room, but next vote i DEFINITELY want nicole gone, or maybe ill make some crazy and stupid ass move to get claire out. who knows, but all i know is, everyone else i can work with. but nicole has got to go sooner rather than later to shut off the possibility of her and claire pulling off some move that could possibily end my game

–Sam



tbh this whole scenario isntt as bad as i thought. like with liams fuckup, everyones gonna understand why he's the one being voted off now. so this means moving forward no one from either side, mainly the beauties, is gonna be pissed off at me. and ill still be able to play the middle just as good as i was tthis round.

–Sam



I feel bad for liam tho tbh, like i genuinely liked the dude. yes he was an incredibly messy player and could've easily backstabbed me had i listened to anything he was trying to spill to me, but just as a person i liked him. and even tho this whole scenario was his fault, no one deserves to go like this and im sorry that this is how his 703 career ends :(

–Sam



So I was trying to lie to the beauty because I had nicole telling me everything the beauty alliance was saying and I was trying to get them to play an idol on liam but now that he cheated I can't do that dam my plans are ruined but on the bright side beauty still thinks I wanna flip so that's a win!

–Claire



I’m heavily trying to throw Claire under the bus right now only because she’s the only former Brain I haven’t vibed with as much and I want options! I’m making the argument of the guys being too obvious of votes so an idol would be played on them, which is valid… but there’s some underhanded stuff there too. While I suggested that, everyone seems to be super tight-lipped in general. No one in the tribe is saying a thing and honestly, people are just gonna try to collect names from people and hope they can catch something worthwhile. That being said, if you don’t drop a name yet… you’re just trying to fish one out of me, so you’re just a chatty Kathy sis!

–Augusto



People don’t seem to understand that this game is built on VOTING yet no one is talking about the VOTE, which is super messy! I for one do know that Charlie and Sam are still very conflicted on where to go so I was candid with them in saying that they should decide whatever they feel comfortable with and to just trust their gut, not others’ words. I know it’s easy for me to say because I am safe, but Charlie did say that whatever the vote ends up being will not affect our relationship socially and strategically as he very much wants me in the game for the long haul which I am happy about. I wouldn’t mind playing the middle with the Brawns only because it’s not only a powerful position to be in, but options for the future.

–Augusto


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