Being the sporting deity that she is, the villagers tell you that the goddess has set-in-motion a set of rules that will allow you to deduce her identity, and if you can figure out how to use these rules to your advantage to find her, you will prove yourself worthy to receive the knowledge you seek from her. A villager bestows you an envelope. Within it is a piece of paper which dictates the rules:
- To facilitate the goddess’s game, the villagers will do anything you ask them to do so long as nobody gets hurt, and they can still adhere to the other rules set for them. The villagers will refuse any task that requires them to break this rule.
- To facilitate the goddess’s game, the villagers will answer most-any question you ask truthfully and honestly. If they are asked a question that entails an answer they're not 100% sure is true, they'll respond with “I can’t answer that.”. In return, the villagers require you to be completely honest with them as well. During the course of the game, you are not permitted to lie to them.
- The villagers will not say anything that they are not 100% sure is true, if directly asked to lie, they’ll respond with “I can’t say that”. The villagers will refuse commands that require them to break this rule.
- Rules #1, #2, and #3 do not apply to the goddess herself. The goddess doesn’t have to follow any of these rules, and will lie to protect her own identity whenever possible.
- The goddess is a divine being of knowledge and wisdom, and knows most everything. If you enact a plan to deduce the goddess’s identity, you must assume she knows what your plan is at all times, and will do what she can to sabotage it.
- The villagers are all aware that the goddess walks among them, but none of them have any clues or inclinations as to who she is. The only one whose certain of the goddess’s identity is the goddess herself.
- None of the villagers are aware of rule #4.