Smough the Executioner leads you up to to the chopping block, set between two torches like lonely sentinels. A row of authorities and guards, with the king at the epicenter, sit shrouded in darkness behind the block. Your stomach churns. You live in a strange land where Lady Luck tries criminals in place of a jury, and your fate is still undecided. Smough takes an ornate vase from the block and places two slips of parchment within.
He speaks with a booming voice -- "CHOOSE, AND DECIDE YOUR FATE: LIFE, OR DEATH?"
The crowd shifts uncomfortably, excitedly. As you reach your hand inside and extract the slip, you realize too late that both papers read "DEATH"! Smough sees the awful realization on your face and grins menacingly. That fiend! He quickly retracts the vase and extends his hand to take the paper.
"SHOW IT TO ME, THAT I MAY OFFER IT TO THE KING."
What do you do?
- You can't overpower Smough, same as in Dark Souls (the vase is off-limits)
- Everybody present trusts Smough more than you (they won't take your word over his without reason)
- You cannot run away or anything stupid like that
- You have nothing on your person but the clothes on your back (sorry, no concealed knife)