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A blind old woman sits deadly still on an armchair, brushing a finger over the raised dots printed on the pages of her book.

An esteemed Medium, forced to quit the job due to vision problems. A normal introduction, yet from then on, the Town began labeling her with a moniker she would covertly despise: the “crazy lady”. Neighbors would complain about eerie hissing noises coming from inside her house late at night. Whisperings would link the woman to a number of disappearances which only began to surface after her arrival. Rumors would pop up claiming that the missing looked exactly like the terrifying marble statues on her garden, unwillingly protecting her abode. She knew someone would go out of their way again to approach her and uncloak the arising suspicion surrounding the circumstances.

The blunt Sheriff was standing on her porch, impatient and eager to ask a few questions. He was smart, he was concise, and his interrogations quickly led him to an undisputable conclusion: she was a member of that cult of witches, the Coven. A threat to tell the Town was all the Medusa could take. Unveiling a head of snakes and a monstrous visage, she forcefully gripped the Sheriff’s face in her cold, bony hands and glared into the helpless man’s soul. The enraged Medusa unleashed upon him all the pain she had ever went through, from a wretched birth, to the curse of Athena, up to now, a laughingstock shunned by society. Faltering not her immobilizing gaze until the once-famed deputy was now nothing more than a new addition to the Gorgon’s assortment of figurines.

A blind old woman sits deadly still on an armchair. Dare you look her in the eyes, and suffer a same fate?

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MechanicsEdit

  • The Medusa has the ability to Stone Gaze, which will turn any visitors to Stone. When turned to Stone, the user's role cannot be viewed, similar to a Janitor's clean.
  • You may only Stone Gaze 3 times.
  • With the Necronomicon, you have unlimited Stone Gazes and can visit people to turn them to stone.
  • Your Stone Gaze is a Powerful attack, so it will pierce Basic Defense, but will not pierce Powerful or Invincible defenses.
    • However, unlike a Veteran, you do not have Basic Defense while your gaze is activated, so you will also die if a killing role visits you.
  • You can be roleblocked and fail to turn your roleblocker to stone. The Medusa is not role-block immune, even with the Necronomicon.

Strategy Edit

  • Like the Veteran, the Medusa relies on visits to get kills. So refer to the Veteran page on how to make the most of this ability.
    • Unlike the Veteran, however, you need to avoid being recognized as the killer afterwards. This can be a problem if you bait people, since players may look back and try to figure out who the stoned players might have visited and why.
    • Also, activating your Stone Gaze doesn't prevent you from being killed by an attacker, so try to attract investigative and support roles instead of killing roles.
  • The Necronomicon allows you to visit people and turn them and anyone who visits them to stone. Use this to kill enemy night immune roles like the Godfather, and other Neutral Killing roles.
  • The Coven Leader can force people to visit you, allowing you to kill reliably prior to obtaining the Necronomicon.
    • An added advantage to this is that the Coven Leader learns the role of the person they're sending to their doom, allowing a member of the Coven to use it as claim-space.
    • Remember, however, that you do not gain Defense when using your Stone Gaze, so they need to be careful to avoid directing potential killers to you.

Dealing With Medusas Edit

  • Dealing with the Medusa is very similar to dealing with a Veteran, but unlike the Veteran, the Medusa is a target to the Town as well.
  • One of the best ways to catch a Medusa is to simply ask the person under suspicion their role and will. Most likely, they will claim a Town role that fits their investigative results, such as Psychic, or claim some hard to prove role, such as a Medium or Doctor.
    • If they do, ask for their Last Will. If they refuse or claim that they didn't keep one, they are probably lying about their role, as all Town roles keep last wills just in case. However, beware that many evil roles tend to keep fake Last Wills in case they are questioned.
  • Remember that a Medusa only has 3 Stone Gazes, so if you have to investigate or kill them, you have a good chance of catching them unprotected after 3 nights.

Trivia Edit

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