BZPB

A Free-for-All Collaborative Fiction/RPG Forum with a Long-Lived Community!

View the BZPB Wiki for more information about the site and the BZPB Multiverse.


    Mysteries Unlimited

    Share
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:01 am

    Hello and welcome to Mysteries Unlimited.

    Several years after the present plot of BZPB, Rainn has decided to go on his own, and leave to one of the many alternate Earths of the multi-verse, in a location called Task City (somewhere in the coastal areas of the US). He decided to put more of his detective skills to use, even in old age (clone-wise, of course) and started a private investigation group. The city is full of crime, and the rise in corruption of government officials isn’t exactly helping. Now, it’s up to the private detectives to bring justice, or die trying.
    Basic Rules:

    All RPG Styles are allowed. No worries about the *insert action here* rule.

    As GM, I am given authority by DRJ to regulate this RPG and levy the punishments for any rule breaking/setting breaking. His authority (as with the administrators) is above mine, however, and if any judgments they make usually affect what happens here.

    No spamming.
    No flaming.
    No god-modding.
    No extensive controlling of other people’s characters, otherwise known as “bunnying”.

    All out of character posts must be signaled as OOC or OOS.

    Punishments:

    Minor god-modding: Your action will be ignored, and you will be warned.

    Flaming/Major god-modding: Your character will be dumped on a far away plantation in Kansas where a guy with the last name Kent will force you to work for him until his extremely strong son arrives.

    Repeated action of above: Suspension from the RPG. Once you are suspended twice, you will be banned from the RPG, and the mods/admins will be taking care of you in their way.

    Spam: Site policies apply.

    Inappropriate Material: First offense=Warning. Second offense=Suspension, Third offense: RPG ban.

    If you continue to break these rules or make a deal out of your suspension, you will be site banned.

    How it Works:

    This game will run on our characters’ interactions and abilities, and the crimes they investigate.

    The shortest mysteries take about 1-2 pages of posts to solve, while the long ones take much more than that. Anyone can volunteer to make a mystery by contacting and sorting the details out with me. The first mystery will be authored by yours truly. In between each mystery, there will be dry periods where you are encouraged to fill in with character development and sub-plots. If you want to make one, make sure to PM me ahead of time with brief information. And by ahead of time, I mean "enough time for you to develop clues and details".  Once approved, you can set the events in motion.

    Don’t hesitate to PM me any questions you might have.

    Expanded rules:

    1. Mysteries do not necessarily have to be fully solved, and they can end up being cold cases. Same with villains. They can get away and never be seen again, become recurring criminals, or get caught immediately.

    2. Crossover elements are allowed. Some characters from the main RPG or even spin-off RPGs can show up and help with the investigations (they can’t become regulars unless they are minor characters in their source games), but I ask that you do not add too many references to over-arching plots. For example, Rainn is the main character here because he’s a minor character in the Original RPG. He can reference his weird aging and the fact that he’s the clone of an alien who looks shockingly human, but most of his tasks will not involve something related to the Reckoning, Ascension, etc. (remember that I said most).  Klak may stop by and visit from time to time, but he will not become a regular.

    3. This ties in to Fantasy/Sci-fi elements. Your crimes/characters CAN have these elements, but there is a level of realism that I wish to accomplish through this, so have some discernment in how you handle it.

    4. Plots can go beyond the city, but our main focus is Task City.

    5. When describing Crime scenes/crimes, remember to keep the descriptions within a PG-13 level. The worst is something around CSI level. For example, I don’t want to know how eviscerated someone’s spleen is, I just want to know if his spleen was eviscerated or not.  Blood spatter and body fluid evidence is the exception.

    6. Police will be working alongside us often, but do not be surprised if they inhibit cases or are lacking information on something. Sometimes, they might even work against us.  Sometimes, they won’t even know a thing.

    7. Everyone is allowed to have their input and discover things about the crime scene as hinted by the people in charge of the plot, but you are not allowed to make clues up as you go along unless you are told otherwise.

    8. Characters can be virtually anything, but keep in mind, not everyone in Task City is exactly used to seeing aliens or monsters running around, so at the very least they will stare oddly.  Also, your characters are allowed to free-roam, but keep in mind, there are real life consequences for many of your actions. If your character insults someone, they will insult you back. If you punch someone, they will punch back.  If you kill someone, you’ll be in trouble, and so on.

    9. Your characters can be old BZPB characters (I ask that they be minor characters, not main ones, meaning that Klak, Ynot, Malygos/Veras, Blackout, Zev, Raigen, Osseron, Ferret, Kakamu, Sefer, etc. can only make cameos here and there, but side characters like Rainn who aren’t regulars can become main characters here), completely original and new characters, or some borrowed from other works. However, I encourage you to make new characters so they can easily fit with the setting.

    9a. This extends to Platinum Lanterns. Cameos are acceptable, but I would appreciate it if they did not act as deus ex machinas.

    10. Any mention of the Users is to be kept at a minimum. You don't want Rainn getting upset.

    11. Hollywood Mystery Solving Time/Faster than the speed of the plot time is allowed.

    12. If your mystery involves something that may start a flame war with other members for any reason whatsoever, please be sure to approach me for consulting. To clarify, this only extends to topics or actions that other Users may find irksome  (such as the brutal murder of a character they like).
    12a. If your mystery or post involves a dramatic change in the RPG (such as the destruction of the city, the world, and/or the galaxy), please ask permission.

    13. Have fun. This is a new, more experimental RPG, and I look forward to everyone enjoying it.

    Failure to follow these rules results in: warnings, double warning, triple warning, suspension (amount of time decided according to offense), and finally a ban. Let’s hope we never have to resort to anything beyond a warning.

    Any questions please PM me.

    Here is a guide to the locations:

    Main Street: Location of the Sulrai Private Eye Office and several business buildings, shops, etc. Government buildings such as City Hall, Police Headquarters, and the Polish Consul are here.

    Sulrai Private Eye Office: Often called “Rainn’s House” or “HQ” by the detectives.  It looks similar to a realtor’s office building, but with tainted windows. There is a waiting room, a couple of restrooms, several office kiosks, and a larger office with a large brown desk owned by Rainn in it.

    Crimetown: A borough known for it’s high amounts of gang activity and crime. Tensions run heavy in this area, and it is generally acknowledged that you do not walk here at night if you value your life.

    Upperton: The more affluent members of the city tend to live in this area. Part of it is full of high-rise and expensive modern apartments. It extends beyond the more urban parts of Task City, and into a suburb full of mansions.

    South and Main: Where the more middle class people tend to live. They are spread about in apartments, small houses, etc.

    Dark Town: An area known for it’s shady history and dark secrets. There are several urban legends of this area being heavily involved with the occult, and the borough plays tribute to these legends with souvenir shops, “haunted“ houses, and other forays into the mysticism.

    Light District: Several of the cities better known charities, soup kitchens, etc. have their home here. It is generally accepted that the nicest most morally upright people in all of Task City live here. It is for this reason that many homeless are seen heading towards this part of the city, which has Art Deco architecture.

    Docks: The area bordering the Mississippi River. Imagine your typical city dock.

    Colonial Zone: Area known for its historical roots. Most of the buildings here are of an older style, with Jeffersonian being the most prominent.  

    Ethnic Neighborhoods: There’s a Chinatown, a Little Italy, a French Quarter, and more.

    The city is massive, and is now at your fingertips. Will you defend justice with Rainn, or become the greatest criminal and have millions fear your name?


    Last edited by Klak on Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:08 am; edited 7 times in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:00 pm




    *Rainn Sulrai looked at his watch while it rained. Some of the drops tapped the shoulders of his black trench coat as he sighed in impatience. They'll be late in 2 minutes, he thought. Not exactly the best first impression. Then again, who would want to join a private investigation unit run by an alien? As soon as these doubts crept up, Rainn shooed them away. He knew that this was his way of settling down. It had been more than a decade (or was it two?) since he was released from Cadmus, and his life was filled with adventure after that. Secret organizations, cults, wizards, Makuta, and that was just the start of it. Then there was the life that the original Rain lived, whose memories lived on in his clone. It was all fun, and he enjoyed fighting for what was right, but he was getting old. He was created before Cadmus had perfected a serum that would normalize aging rates, and apparently they never bothered administering it to him. Then there was his experience with his other side, which weakened him and accelerated his aging. Sure, he knew he would live long, and part of him still felt like he was 15-20 years old. But he looked like a heterochromiac 55 year old human with white and black hair, and his health sometimes indicated that. He wasn't going to take any chances. Retiring to Earth to start an investigation unit was the best way, in his mind, to experience the thrill of adventure and punish evil-doers while at the same time keeping things slow. The wealth he procured in some of his adventures would be more than enough to help him start it up.*

    *He was standing in front of a small office building with a neon sign that read "Sulrai, Private Eye." The rain continued pouring as a few figures appeared nearby, walking towards Rainn. At least someone read the ad I put on the internet and in the paper, he thought.*


    _________________


    avatar
    Yenot
    Resident Continuity Expert

    Posts : 2363
    Coins : 7317
    Reputation : 3132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 25
    Location : Land of Paradoxes and Shadow

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Yenot on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:53 pm

    There is a clang of metal on metal followed by a swooshing sound and a thump as Calvin swings from atop a street lamp to the ground. "You are the last person I expected to hear from. Especially after that stunt in Bangladesh. I saw that ad, too. I'm guessing that's where the rest of these loons caught your scent." Calvin twirls his scythe in his hand, then plants it behind his back, leaning on it, "So, What's this job you got for me, or us, I guess?"
    avatar
    Kon
    Prophet of SUS
    Prophet of SUS

    Posts : 2354
    Coins : 12859
    Reputation : 7352
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 20
    Location : Location Location

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Kon on Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:29 am

    The next silhouetted figure trudged through the downpour towards Rainn and Calvin. From what they could see, he was a fairly tall gentleman, standing at around 6'3" (190cms) and walking with a cane. The cloak he was wearing protected his body from the rain, as his hat protected his head - but perhaps not as much as the umbrella above him being held by his assistant. They could see that said assistant had auburn hair and wore fairly elegant clothes without being too over the top, yet she was soaked through. When they reached Rainn, they were both illuminated by the streetlamp, and the gentleman nodded and smiled at him without saying a word. A few moments passed before the gentleman realized something was wrong. He looked across the street and around him in all directions, then turned to the woman and whispered something to her with a somewhat irritated expression.

    "Where's that urchin? By Jove, these money-swindling scoundrels are getting younger and younger these days. Five good dollars wasted, five good dollars!"

    He proceeded to angrily stamp his cane on the ground in front of him. A few moments passed before the man collected himself. He cleared his throat and looked over his shoulder to the woman.

    "Emily, it seems you'll have to do the honours."

    The woman sighed and tied back her wet hair.

    "Very well, sir."

    Holding her hands together, she stepped forward and greeted Rainn with a smile. "Mr. Rainn Sulrai," she said to Rainn, "Sir," she said to Calvin. "May I present to you, Duke Jasper Silverwood of the United Shetland Islands."

    She gestured to Silverwood and stepped aside, who smiled before taking her place. He lifted up the brim of his hat to reveal more of his features, and to get a better look at the people he was there to meet. He was a white man, probably in his late thirties, with a vertical scar across his chin. The scar was mostly obscured by week-old black stubble which matched the colour of his neck-length hair. He also had heterochromia, with his left eye being blue and his right being brown. Emily suddenly realized that she had forgotten to hold the umbrella above Silverwood's head again, so she did so before he had the chance to notice.

    "We have much to discuss!" Silverwood said brashly, tapping Rainn's shoulder with his cane and peering at him with one eye closed. "But... this rain really is rather bothersome. Are there going to be many more guests joining us tonight, and must we wait for them in the wet and the cold? I have travelled long and far, and am eager for rest."


    _________________
    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:20 am

    Jasper suddenly noticed a black-and-white cat rubbing against his leg, trying to dry itself off. Just as he was about to shoo it away, it jumped away, and suddenly disappeared. In its place was now an older woman, perhaps around 45, with long black hair, wearing a garish green raincoat.

    Aster looked over the others, and grimaced briefly. "An old man, a sheltered rich guy, and a freaking Batman wannabe. What a motley crew. Are there others coming? I've never been on a sitcom before."

    She pulled up her hood, and cleared her throat. "Can we please go inside? Whatever this is, I'm sure we can discuss it in a nice, warm office too."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:59 am

    "Yes, there is another, Cat-shifter." Out of the rain appeared a somewhat frail person, wearing a mask and coat with a hood over themselves. The heavy clothes made it hard to tell who or what it even was.

    "Now, Rainn, let us go inside. I may have all day but these others do not."
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:12 am

    *Rainn looked up at Calvin, and widened his eyes.*

    Rainn: "Damn it, man, hide that scythe. Do you know how restrictive this city is when it comes to weapons? It took me months just to register my pistol. Anyways, more will enter."

    *Duke Jasper Silverwood entered. Rainn angrily clenched his fist and bit his lip when the Duke put the cane on his shoulder.*

    *Aster entered, and Rainn face palmed*

    Rainn: "Oh no. After all that you've done, you have the unmitigated gall to show yourself again."

    *The man the coat arrived, and Rainn nodded at him.*

    Rainn: "That's enough. Come inside, I have a hot chocolate-coffee mix waiting for all of you. You'll need it."

    *Rainn held the door to the office open for everyone. He nodded as each person walked in, but almost shut the door in Aster's face when she tried to enter. He grinned, and opened it again, faking a curtsy*


    *As the future detectives sat down, Rainn started to serve the drink in several mugs*

    Rainn: "We already have a case waiting for us. The Police Commissioner needs our help in finding out who is behind several bank robberies. One in South and Main, one at the Dock, and one in Upperton. The latter happened an hour ago. He doesn't trust his fellow policemen, because he believes the mob is behind this."

    *Rainn gave each person a mug, and began sipping his own.*

    Rainn: "Introduce yourselves and mention your relevant skills. We'll be leaving to the crime scene in a few minutes. When we get back I'll give you your tax forms and salary agreements."

    *Rainn finished his drink, smiling.*


    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:09 am

    Aster glared at Rainn angrily, but decided not to tell him off. She sat down, and happily accepted the hot chocolate.

    "Anyway, guys, I'm Aster. I used to be a spy, so I'm pretty good at lying and sneaking around. I can shape-shift too, that helps." she added, raising her hand and turning it into a cylinder and then back again, as a demonstration. She was about to say more, when a coughing fit cut her short. She put her hand over her mouth to cover it up, but once the fit ended, she looked at it and noticed a drop of a light blue liquid on it. "Not again." she thought sadly.

    She discreetly wiped the drop off on her chair, hoping no one would notice.

    "So, are the police in this city particularly corrupt?" Noticing the odd looks the others were giving her, she added: "I live out of town."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Kon
    Prophet of SUS
    Prophet of SUS

    Posts : 2354
    Coins : 12859
    Reputation : 7352
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 20
    Location : Location Location

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Kon on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:05 am

    Emily stood in the doorway of the office, still not sure if she should be there. She looked nervously at Silverwood, who shooed her away with his free hand. She nodded and left the building, deploying her umbrella for use against the rain on the journey home.

    Silverwood gripped the head of his cane with both hands as he leaned back in his chair. If one were to look between his fingers, they would see a series of strange letters imprinted in the silver head. He turned to Aster and smiled at her, again with one eye closed.

    "As do I!" he added. He then looked around and noticed the others stare back at him. "For those of you who didn't quite catch it - such as this mysterious fellow here," he gestured to Nif's character, "my name is Jasper Silverwood. Duke of the Shetlands by day; sleuth of the isles by night. Lover of the dance, and seeker of the chase. I'd say I am most versed in interrogational skills. My assistant has claimed that I can discern the truth from even the most skilled liers in the shortest timespan since Mr. Gulliver."

    He chuckled to himself and stroked his chin.

    "Poor Mr. Gulliver. So, tell me, Mr. Sulrai: what was stolen from these banks? Safety deposit boxes? A man's pride? Or was it simply money? The details, details, are what we need."


    _________________
    avatar
    Yenot
    Resident Continuity Expert

    Posts : 2363
    Coins : 7317
    Reputation : 3132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 25
    Location : Land of Paradoxes and Shadow

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Yenot on Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:22 am

    Heading in, it appears as if Calvin's scythe has vanished. He gratefully excepts the cocoa, downing it in a single swig, not spilling a drop. After the others have taken there turns, he speaks, "My name is Calvin Taylor. I was nothing special till I struck a deal with a devil, and now I can't die or age. My interests are all things lore and myth, and the majority of what the common man will believe is fantasy, but I have seen for myself to be very much alive and well. I have been told my experiences tend to jade my judgment of occurrences towards the paranormal and fringes of accepted fact. My coworkers also say my sense of humor leans heavily to the abderian. About the only other thing I can say is that I am predicated towards wanwierd events."
    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:07 pm

    The masked being nodded back to Jasper. He looked back and forth between the four of them. "Almost nobody knows me. And none of you need to know me or my past. It's irrelevant to the case. They call me the Masketta Man, and I'm one of the best detectives and bounty hunters in the multiverse. I don't have very fancy powers, I don't show my body so nobody knows my race, and my uniforms are vastly different so I can blend in anywhere. Now, Rainn, tell us everything you know about the bank robberies. Then I recommend we split up."
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:03 pm

    *Rainn noticed the drops of blue liquid, but refused to say anything. Once everyone introduced themselves,  he nodded*

    Rainn: "I am Rainn Sulrai, clone of the Kernian hero, Rain. I've had many adventures. I'm also a bit paranoid, and I can notice things other people don't. Get to know me. Anyways, we are not splitting up until we get to the crime scene. Jasper, they stole money. Interestingly enough, they've avoided the marked bills. They must have an informant in the police. The thieves always wore animal masks, and they tied up the workers. They put blindfolds on them as well. The suspected ringleader wears a bunny mask, and always leaves a note. It seems to be some kind of code. That's all I know, the rest is up to you. Shall we head to the crime scene?"

    *Rainn put on his coat again.*

    Rainn: "I'm surprised no one made a rain joke."


    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:04 am

    Aster sat quietly, listening to what were to be her co-workers' descriptions of themselves. "Yup, I was right." she finally spoke up. "A motley crew of weirdoes and outcasts. Not that I mind."

    Putting on her own coat, she asked Rainn "Did they tell you what the notes said? I know something about codes."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:45 am

    The Masketta Man then turns around and nods to Rainn, then motions for Jasper and Calvin to come along.

    "Yes, knowing something about codes, how amazing. All I care is if you can crack the codes."

    He then waited behind Rainn for the rest of them, patiently.
    avatar
    Kon
    Prophet of SUS
    Prophet of SUS

    Posts : 2354
    Coins : 12859
    Reputation : 7352
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 20
    Location : Location Location

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Kon on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:58 am

    Jasper enthusiastically tapped his cane on the floor and rose to his feet, leaning on it slightly. He then remembered his neglected cup of hot chocolate-coffee, and downed it all in one gulp, wiping his mouth with his sleeve when he thought no-one was looking.

    "Starting already, eh? Good thing there was coffee in that mix as well, then. Ruddy marvellous."

    He put the empty cup on the table and stood behind the Masketta Man, eying him with curiosity.


    _________________
    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:14 am

    "I don't think you'd want me to do that, 'Masketta Man'," Aster said, making air quotes with her hands around Masketta Man's name. "considering how much of a cipher you are."

    She then turned to Jasper, cutting off any attempt at a reply. "So, Jasper, was it? You're a Duke. Are the Shetland Islands nice this time of year?"


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:54 pm

    OOS: Going to speed things up.

    *Rainn nodded*

    Rainn: "Remind me to tell you after surveying the crime scene. Let's go."

    *Rainn grabs the arm of Calvin, and walks outside. Hopefully, everyone would follow him.*

    *Rainn entered an SUV, put Calvin in the back seat, and beckoned everyone to enter. Hopefully, they did.*

    *The detectives later arrived at the crime scene, and got out of the car. The perimeter around the entrance was covered by yellow police tape. An officer of the law was standing in front of the tape, having his finger and thumb in the shape of a hook in his belt loops. He had blue eyes and blackish-white hair with a clean shave.*

    Ofc. Will Billson: "Sir, I'm TPD. Move along."

    *Rainn flashed his private detective badge.*

    Rainn: "They don't have badges but they're with me."

    Ofc. Will Billson: "Uh, you don't get to bring friends."

    Rainn: "That's not what the commissioner said."

    *Officer Billson paused, and silently shrugged. He stepped aside, and raised the tape, allowing the detectives to get through*

    *Rainn and company went inside. The bank was full of policemen and women investigating the crime. Some were taking pictures, some were interviewing witnesses. It was a hub of activity. Lt. Cal Foley walked up to the private investigators, and introduced himself, mentioning his name. He was a man with brown eyes and blond hair combed to the side.*

    Lt. Foley: "You must be Rainn Sulrai."

    Rainn: "Yes. That's Calvin, that's Duke Jasper, that's the Masketta Man, and that's Aster."

    Lt. Foley: "Great to meet you all. *He pointed at 2 men and a woman in coats analyzing the crime scene.* Those are Inspectors Armstrong, Chu, and Botros. They will help you if you need anything. The Commish says you're good, so get to work."

    *He winked at them, and smiled.*

    Rainn: "Alright, everyone. Use your expertise to analyze this place. I already see the note on the floor in front of us, and some of those witnesses might need some interviewing by someone who isn't part of the police. The rest of you keep looking around. Glass, dropped dollar bills, camera footage, any of that may help."

    *Rainn tapped his chin and walked to a blindfold on the floor. He put on some gloves and grabbed it, staring at it intently.*


    _________________


    avatar
    Yenot
    Resident Continuity Expert

    Posts : 2363
    Coins : 7317
    Reputation : 3132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 25
    Location : Land of Paradoxes and Shadow

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Yenot on Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:59 pm

    Calvin goes to the security office to review the camera footage.
    avatar
    Malygos
    Magus Ascendant

    Posts : 326
    Coins : 4682
    Reputation : 2003
    Join date : 2011-02-15
    Age : 21
    Location : Science

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Malygos on Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:02 pm

    Just outside the tape, an argument was going on. Officer Billson seemed to be having difficulty with a blue-haired teenager.

    The kid had wavy hair framing a handsome face with sharp, dark-blue eyes. He had the bearing and clothing of a rich kid who got his way more than he should. "Let me through, you imbecile," he hissed, in a harsh tone. "Who the hell do you think you are, anyway?"

    "The police, kid, and you'd best run off. Disturbing a crime scene's a crime, you know."

    The youth glared, his lips twisting into a snarl. "Seeing as you don't seem to have a brain in there, I'll have you know that I'm Matthias Stolz." At the officer's quizzical silence, he said "Son of Hermann Stolz, head of, oh I don't know, the biggest company in Task City?"

    "Kid, I don't care who you are, get away from the crime scene if you don't want to go to jail."

    His eye twitched in anger. "Why you..."
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:34 pm

    *Officer Billson shook his head and grabbed his belt.*

    Billson: "Look, the scene plan lists me, my men, the private eyes here, but NONE OF YOU!"

    *Lt. Foley walked out and stared at the two. He pointed at the kid.*

    Lt. Foley: "Someone get this hothead out of here!"

    *Rainn rushed outside, and raised his hands in defense*

    Rainn: "No, no, he's with me."

    *Foley and Billson rolled their eyes. Rainn grabbed Matthias by the arm, raised the yellow tape, and pulled the boy in.*

    Rainn: "Incredible deduction. You knew we were investigating this crime as opposed to the others. But you fail in people skills. This is noted."

    *He dragged Matthias into the crime scene.*

    Rainn: "What are you good at?"

    ---

    *A bank security officer smiled and tipped his hat at Calvin and Inspector Chung, who were both checking the camera footage.*

    *The footage showed a group of nine men wearing animal masks enter the bank and shoot in the air. They then tied up the bank workers and security guards, putting blindfolds on their faces. Three of the men stay in the camera's sights, while the rest disappear.*

    Security Guard: "This was the only camera that was online, surprisingly. The rest were turned off along with our security system."

    *The other men reappeared, each one carrying several bags of money. One of them was not wearing his mask, and he quickly put it on. There were now ten men. To the untrained eye, you would not be able to spot anything about his face, but the camera caught something....*

    *Another man wearing a bunny mask puts a sheet of paper on the ground, and runs out with the rest of the group.*

    Security Guard: "Notice anything, detectives?"

    OOS: You can improvise.


    Last edited by Island on Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:06 pm; edited 2 times in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:17 pm

    Aster took a pair of gloves out of her pocket, and slipped them on. She carefully picked the note up, and looked over it.  

    "What, that's it?" she thought. On one side of the note was the letter 'C', written in 72-point bold typeface, and on the other was a map, conveniently stripped of any information that would hint as to its purpose.

    She turned around, and immediately bumped into Rainn and Matthias. "Oh, sorry." she said, before noticing Matt. "Oh, hello. What's this young man doing here?"


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Malygos
    Magus Ascendant

    Posts : 326
    Coins : 4682
    Reputation : 2003
    Join date : 2011-02-15
    Age : 21
    Location : Science

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Malygos on Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:41 am

    Matthias smirked. "As you so obviously pointed out, I am good at deductive reasoning, a bona fide genius, in fact." he said, ignoring the obvious jab to his social deficiencies. "And autopsies, though that's of little use here." The boy obviously loved to brag, and would continue, but something caught his eye.

    He strode over to the security camera display, rubbing his chin in thought. "I see. Only this camera was working?"

    The guard nodded confirmation, and Matthias's mouth twitched up into another one of his smug, infuriating smirks. "Then it seems rather clear to me. Who was the guard in charge of those cameras on the night of the crime?"
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:24 am

    Rainn: "His name is Matthias. He's the son of a wealthy man. You know, Upperton types. What is on the note, Aster?"

    ---

    Security Guard: "Fastero, I think. Louis Fastero. He disappeared after the scene."

    Lt. Chung: "Don't jump to conclusions, kid."


    Last edited by Island on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:02 am; edited 1 time in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:26 am

    The Masketta Man had followed Calvin, and been peaking over at the camera footage, noting it in his head. He then turned around before it went on repeat to meet the witnesses.

    He went up to the dark-skinned woman, one of the witnesses, after the police had just left her.

    "Lady, I'm a private detective and bounty hunter. Anything you could tell me would be useful and more effective than police, as I don't go through protocols to do my job."
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:23 pm

    *The woman shivered while she spoke to The Masketta Man*

    ???: "I...I'm not sure what you m-mean...I thought there was only one police in this town. W-what do you want to know?"


    _________________


    avatar
    Malygos
    Magus Ascendant

    Posts : 326
    Coins : 4682
    Reputation : 2003
    Join date : 2011-02-15
    Age : 21
    Location : Science

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Malygos on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:57 pm

    Matt glared at the officer. "I am not jumping to conclusions. I am simply stating that given how all of the cameras were disabled except that particular one, the guard on duty at the time, or possibly the one before him, was involved in the crime."

    He pointed in an oddly dramatic faction. "Fetch him in for questioning!"
    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:56 pm

    "Ah, so that makes two sheltered rich guys." Aster sighed. "Anyway, it's not really a note. It's a map. No idea what of, though. And it says 'C' on the back."

    She suddenly had a brainwave, and gasped audibly. She turned away from Rainn without a word, and ran over to Lt. Foley, passing by Masketta Man on her way. His interrogation method made her cringe quietly.

    "Sir! This is the third robbery, isn't it? And this note has 'C' on it, as in the third letter of the alphabet. What did the other notes say?" she asked Foley.


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Yenot
    Resident Continuity Expert

    Posts : 2363
    Coins : 7317
    Reputation : 3132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 25
    Location : Land of Paradoxes and Shadow

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Yenot on Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:11 am

    Calvin squints at the screen, "Yeah, right before the bunny sets the note, can we zoom in on the other guy? I think we might be able to get a look at his face."
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:00 am

    Inspector Chung: "*she shook her head* We have no idea where he is, Matthias."

    *The security guard nodded at Calvin, and zoomed in on one of the thieves' faces*

    Security Guard: "Oh crap...that's him! Great thinkin', kid!"

    *Lt. Foley widened his eyes at Aster*

    Lt. Foley: "The other notes had maps too.

    Inspector Armstrong: "And the first one had an 'A' on it. The second one a 'B'. We had suspected that there would be a chronological pattern here, but it might go deeper...the letters correspond with the first letter in the bank's name."

    Lt. Foley: "Which means..."

    *Suddenly, an officer outside shouted an expletive. He burst inside.*

    Officer: "We got a dead body in the bushes!"

    *The robbery had distracted everyone.  They forgot to search the potted bushes. In there was the body of a man wearing a Black Plague bird mask. Foley, the inspectors, the security guard, and Rainn rushed out, with the private detectives hopefully following.*

    Ofc. Will Billson: "He didn't fly so good!"

    Lt. Chung: "That looks like..."

    Security Guard: "Louis Fastero..."

    Rainn: "Sh**t."


    Last edited by Island on Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:03 pm; edited 2 times in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Kon
    Prophet of SUS
    Prophet of SUS

    Posts : 2354
    Coins : 12859
    Reputation : 7352
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 20
    Location : Location Location

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Kon on Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:15 am

    Jasper knelt down to examine the body, gripping his cane firmly in his right hand.

    "Oh my. The poor fellow." he said as he picked up the mask by the beak. He proceeded to sniff it and then turn it over to look inside. Before the others could ask what he was doing, he looked up at Lt. Foley.

    "The mask is concrete. An unusual, and heavy, choice. The black paint on the end of the beak is also not paint, but Krylon brand spray paint. Commonly used as graffiti. I doubt that this mask was manufactured. Tell me lieutenant, were there similar masks at the previous crime scenes?"


    _________________
    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:40 am

    "I'm gonna need those other notes, then." said Aster. "If we can establish a pattern....." Before she could finish, the officer had burst in, and they both ran out.

    Once Jasper had finished discussing Fastero's mask, Aster cut in. "They probably promised him a cut. We should investigate the guards at the other two banks, too. Was anyone killed during the other robberies?"


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:52 pm

    Lt. Foley: "We never obtained any masks. This is our first one."

    Inspector Botros: "Just as I suspected. Having an inside man is part of their modus operandi. *He looked at Aster* But usually the inside men end up disappearing. This is the first time we've actually found a dead body."

    Rainn: "They are growing careless, or perhaps desperate. They killed him right here instead of paying him off or killing him somewhere else. *He yelled* Matthias, Calvin, I need you to take a look at the body. Bring gloves, there are stab wounds in the back or something."

    Lt. Foley: "Woah, hold it, you can't do that here. We need to examine it first."

    Rainn: "Oh, no, they will take a quick look at it. They won't cut it up. If they do, they're fired. Aster, darling, that's a map of South and Main. Jasper, what do you surmise about the mask? Also, does anyone know if the Masketta Man is finished? I want information soon, everyone."


    *Meanwhile, the woman continued shuddering once she heard about the dead body. She looked away from The Masketta Man, nearly weeping.*

    ???: "No....No..."


    Last edited by Island on Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:10 am; edited 1 time in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:51 am

    The Masketta Man walked away from the lady and responded to Rainn.
    "Nothing important. The lady was still in shock, and the information of Fastero's death didn't help. That was terrible, I'm never doing that again. PANs."

    The Masketta Man then looked at the body. Multiple stab wounds in the back, more akin to a device doing it than a person, or the person who did it was very well-versed in knives. "Jasper, Aster, either of you check the mask for any electronics or anything. It could be the communications device, or a red herring. Somebody else check the security systems, try to override any blurred out lines to see who or what came in and did this. Rainn, is it possible for me to take a blood sample from him and the blood on him? It could be different."
    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:49 am

    "Darling?" Aster rolled her eyes and sighed. "Thanks anyway, Lieutenant. I'll need those other maps sent to Rainn's office by tomorrow afternoon." A coughing fit cut her short, and a few drops of blue liquid fell onto the grass next to Fastero's body. She figured no one would notice.

    She suddenly pounced onto the corpse, and started fumbling around in the man's pockets. Before anyone could react, she pulled out Fastero's mobile phone. "Gotcha!" She turned, and handed it to Inspector Botros. "Get the cell phone records. See if there's anyone you know in there."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:22 pm

    *Lt. Foley shook his head and face palmed.*

    Lt. Foley: "I'm going to have a field day with forensics thanks to you people."

    Rainn: "It'll be worth it once we solve the case."

    *Rainn grabbed a small vial out of his pocket, and scooped up some blood from the body*

    Rainn: "Someone run this."

    *A police officer put the blood sample on a nearby machine*

    *He placed his hand on the mask, feeling it around*

    Rainn: "Yes, too heavy to be just for decoration. And look....*He knocked on the mouth area* Hollow. Definitely a place where you would normally find electronics. But maybe there was a trap. Maybe it had poison or something...and the stab wounds were meant to finish the job."

    *Botros plugged the phone into a slightly bigger device*

    Inspector Botros: "He called a few people that appear in our database. All convicted for armed robbery, and guess who they are tied to?"

    Lt. Foley: "The mob..."

    Botros: "Bingo."

    *Inspector Armstrong shook his head uncomfortably*

    Inspector Armstrong: "We can't know for sure. They might be using it as a cover. I'm not familiar with the team's leader."

    Lt. Foley: "We'll keep searching. *He turned to Rainn* I think you hotheads are done here. The maps will be sent soon."

    *Will Bilson and a few other policemen grabbed everyone by their shoulders, and escorted them out of the crime scene*

    Rainn: "Do not fret, everyone. We have enough evidence. Let's get back to HQ and compare notes."

    *Rainn got into his SUV, with (hopefully) everyone following him. He drives off, and arrived at HQ. It was darker still, as it was getting late.*

    *Rainn unlocked the door, and sat at the table again.*

    Rainn: "Alright, give me what you have."


    Last edited by Island on Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:36 pm; edited 1 time in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Yenot
    Resident Continuity Expert

    Posts : 2363
    Coins : 7317
    Reputation : 3132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 25
    Location : Land of Paradoxes and Shadow

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Yenot on Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:51 pm

    Calvin stroll over to the group and laughs a bit, "Well, I was going to break the case, but looks like you beat me to it. Saw this guy without his mask on in the security footage acting rather chummy with the rest of the crew. I can say there's nine others still out there, at least. In and out quick."
    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:02 am

    "I want to meet the mob guy behind this. He sounds like fun." Aster smiled. "Cryptic notes, advanced tech..... I'd like him on our side."

    She took the note out of her pocket, and placed it on the table. "This is a map of South and Main. I need the other notes before I can surmise anything, but I suspect it's all a part of the same map. Also, we need to get the names of those people he called from the police. Anyone here up for a hacking session?"


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:24 am

    "Yes, a hacking session would be nice. The numbers that called by Fastero or recieved calls could give us a lead. But it could also be a ruse to put us off track."

    Masketta Man pulled out a device from his coat, and opened it. Holograms popped up of a 3D display of the local internet root points and their locations.

    "Perhaps if we can line up the maps with the internet locations and wiring throughout the city, we'll get a better lead. Right now we can hack into any roots here in the city. We just have to find the Police Archives."
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:18 pm

    Rainn: "Indeed, Calvin. We have 9 suspects, and with what Inspector Botros said, we'll know the names of 3. Aster, you and Masketta Man hack into the Police Archives. They likely just put in information through the web about the 3 suspects. Once you find who they are, Calvin and the Masketta Man will pay them a visit. Matthias, if you do not have anything to report, you're coming with me. We need to pay a visit to the boss of the mob who is rumored to have a club in Upperton. It's 11:00 on a Thursday night, so I'm sure a handful of people are out for drinks. Lord Jasper, if you do not have anything to report, I want you to take a trip to the Docks. Figure out if there were any recent shipments of communication devices. If any of them had a sudden reduction in stock due to robbery, that should raise up the red flag in your head."

    *Copies of photos of the maps came in through the fax. They were all arranged in a column on a white sheet of paper*

    Rainn: "Ah, there they are, Aster."

    *Rainn set the sheet down on the table. He tapped his chin.*

    Rainn: "That's strange. Only two of the places mapped here were targets of the thieves. South and Main, and the Docks. The other one is a map of Dark Town. Wait..."

    *Rainn has a flashback*

    Rainn: "If the letters on the notes correspond to the first letter of the name of each bank, and we are at letter 'C' then...."

    OOS: You two get to make up the names and leave to find these people at their homes. I'll RP as those NPCs.


    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:53 am

    Aster suddenly grabbed the sheet, looked at it, and threw it back onto the table. "Notice how there's no map of Upperton? The next robbery will be in Dark Town." She pointed at a building on the map. "Dank Bank. It has to be the next target. It's the only D there."

    She shot up out of her chair, and grabbed her coat. "You coming, Mask? I know how to get into the Archives, but I need to take some stuff from my house first."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:42 am

    "Let's go then. Hacking can wait, if we can stop a robbery in progress, it would be much better. I'll leave the device here incase any of you want to try. It's an untraceable with a VPN that switches IPs every minute."

    Masketta Man then followed Aster, locking the door behind them of the building they left.

    "Your house should be on the way to Dank bank, then?"
    avatar
    Kon
    Prophet of SUS
    Prophet of SUS

    Posts : 2354
    Coins : 12859
    Reputation : 7352
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 20
    Location : Location Location

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Kon on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:22 am

    Jasper glanced up at Rainn from his notebook while furiously writing something.

    "Docks... communication devices... splendid. I'll be back within the hour."

    He then slipped the notebook back into his pocket and left the building. Back on the street, he called for a taxi and waited for it to arrive. A few moments passed before someone bumped into him. The man apologized, looked up at Jasper, and then paused because he recognized him.

    "...Jasper? Is that you?" he asked. Jasper lifted up his hat so he could see the man more clearly, and upon recognizing him, stretched out his hand. The man grabbed it and shook it, smiling.

    "Well I'll be," Jasper began, "if it isn't Alex Combes, in the flesh. I haven't seen you in years! Not since you left my services to form your own society. How did it go?"

    Alex's joyful expression quickly turned to one of mournful sorrow. "Not so good. They... they all died, Jasper. I could have prevented it..."

    Jasper grew concerned and put his hand on Alex's shoulder. "What happened?"

    "Jack said we could take him. The four of us. He said we were ready... but this guy, he was a pretty big guy, you know?"

    "For you." Jasper said, shaking his head and looking down at the ground. "You were the team's medic. How's your training going?"

    "Oh, I'm a doctor now." Alex responded. Some of the colour went back into his face as he remembered his days performing CPR and graduating med school with Ollie.

    Jasper smiled. "See, it's not all bad!"

    The taxi he was waiting for pulled up next to him at the side of the road. The window rolled down and a middle-aged Indian dude called Jasper's name. Jasper nodded and opened the door.

    "Here's my card. I'm a detective now!" Jasper said as he gave his card to Alex. "As well as a duke."

    He winked, got in the taxi, and closed the door. "To the docks please," he said to the driver, and the taxi went on its way.


    _________________
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:13 pm

    <Outside Sulrai Private Eye>

    *Rainn unlocked the door and ran outside. He placed his hand on the Masketta Man's shoulder.*

    Rainn: "Take it easy! It's almost midnight, and the bank is closed. Their robberies generally happen in the morning or afternoon. They will strike tomorrow. The stamina on criminals these days, eh?"

    *Rainn looked back to the HQ*

    Rainn: "Matthias is a bit distracted. Calvin will keep him company until you need either of them. I will go alone."

    *He locked the door of the building again, and turned to Masketta and Aster.*

    Rainn: "I'm off to insult the mob. This should be fun. Need a ride?"



    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:44 am

    "Yeah, Mask. They're probably still in bed, if their conscience lets them sleep." Aster said, fully realising how ironic that statement would seem to Rainn.

    She turned to Masketta Man. "Don't worry, I have something good at home. Rainn, you wanna drive us? It's just up in Dark Town, actually. Kildare Street."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Niflheim
    Cryomancer

    Posts : 122
    Coins : 2092
    Reputation : 6
    Join date : 2012-08-06
    Age : 116
    Location : Boredom Land, Nebraska

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Niflheim on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:05 am

    "I was going to go set up overrides at the bank so we could use their security cameras and know when they're going to strike. But if you insist, I could do it over the net with the hacking device. Anyways, Rainn, let's get going to Aster's house.'

    Masketta Man then made his way to Rainn's automobile.
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:15 am

    Rainn: "Sure."

    *Everyone got in Rainn's car. They drove up to Aster's house*

    Rainn: "See? Quicker than you'd think, sheesh. Take it easy!"

    *They got out of the car, and 10 minutes later, Rainn drove up to a club in Upperton*

    *He got out of the car, giving the keys to the valet*

    Rainn: "No scratches."

    *He entered, and walked towards a circular table occupied by a portly man and several other men in suits surrounding him. There was also a woman hugging his neck.*

    Alessio Manicelli (the portly man): "You're a pretty girl."

    *Rainn sat down in front of the man. Alessio raised an eyebrow and looked at him. His hand with a ring on each finger raising*

    Rainn: "For you."

    Alessio: "Can I help you?"

    Rainn: "Yes, yes you can. My name is Rainn Sulrai, I'm a private detective."

    Alessio: "Oh, right, right. So, the k**e hired a freak."

    Rainn: "Ooh, an anti-Semite and a criminal! *he turned to the woman* He's a real catch, let me tell you."

    *One of Alessio's thugs grabbed Rainn's shoulder*

    ???: "You what? I'll hook you and break yer teeth!"

    Alessio: "Sit down. He's just a funny guy."

    *Alessio grinned*

    Alessio: "So, you think I'm behind the robberies."

    Rainn: "Yes, and I have several questions."

    Alessio: "And I've got answers. I'd be happy to help you, friend."


    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:51 am

    Aster and (presumably) the Masketta Man stepped out of the car in front of Aster's home, if it could be called such. It appeared to be an old toy shop, closed down long ago. Aster shape-shifted her index finger into a key, and opened the door. She walked behind the counter and swung open a curtain, revealing another doorway leading to a reasonably well-equipped kitchen.

    "Welcome to my humble abode." she said in a pompous voice. "It's a little out of the way, but I don't have many guests. Come on in."

    She entered the kitchen, and turned through another doorway into the living room. She grabbed an object resembling an old Nokia phone off the table, as well as an actual iPhone, and headed for the exit. "Come on. We can catch a cab."


    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.
    avatar
    Kon
    Prophet of SUS
    Prophet of SUS

    Posts : 2354
    Coins : 12859
    Reputation : 7352
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 20
    Location : Location Location

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Kon on Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:25 am

    The taxi pulled up to the docks and Jasper stepped out, thanking the driver and giving him his fare. Looking through his wallet, he then realized he was out of American money.

    "Damn." He muttered to himself while strolling along. Surveying the scene, he spotted a stevedore instructing a crane operator in loading a ship with containers, signing directions with his arms. Jasper approached him and waited until the next container was finished being loaded, and then tapped him on the shoulder.

    "Excuse me, sir. My name is Jasper Silverwood, and I'm a private detective investigating evidence surrounding a series of murders and robberies. To whom do I need to speak to regarding this week's shipments?"


    _________________
    avatar
    Klak
    Resident Klak Expert

    Posts : 3563
    Coins : 13385
    Reputation : 7015
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 116
    Location : Yes

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Klak on Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:03 am

    <Docks>

    *The stevedore turned around, and smiled*

    ???: "Good evening! That'd be me! Agnese, Jimmy Agnese. Pleasure meetin' ya! Give me just a second."

    *He motioned to another worker so that they could aid the crane operator while he was gone.*

    *Agnese strolled to a nearby warehouse, with Jasper hopefully following him. He made his way to a cubicle, and pulled a chair for Jasper. He sat down at the other end of the table, and pulled out some files.*

    Jimmy: "The only shipment where we had any loss of inventory was one that was made on Monday. The plan they filed with us listed 50 boxes of that nifty Bluetooth thing, but only 1 box disappeared. We had assumed that it had fallen off the ship or something, but now that you've turned up, well...."

    ---

    <Club, Upperton>

    Rainn: "Tell me about them, the men who wear the masks."

    Alessio: "I don't know anything about them. I'm not behind this, but if I were, I'd probably tell you to step off before things get worse."

    Rainn: "They already have. They killed one of their accomplices and left his body in front of the bank. The other inside men are missing as well."

    Alessio: "You wouldn't want that to happen to more people, would you? Let the police solve the case, they will handle it, don't poke the hornet's nest."

    Rainn: "The police are getting closer thanks to us."

    Alessio: "You've helped them enough."

    Rainn: "How would you know?"

    Alessio: "Mild suspicion, take it easy."

    *He laughed and patted Rainn on the back. He then grabbed Rainn's shoulder and pulled him closer*

    Alessio: "But seriously, you know what's good for you, pal. Stay away from this, or there might be some....accidents. You wouldn't want those thieves to hurt your friends, especially your little lady, right?"

    Rainn: "I'd like to see them try."

    Alessio: "You may be a bit famous for all the crap you've pulled, but Task City is different. This city will chew you alive."

    Rainn: "Good, I'm delicious."

    *They stare each other down for nearly a minute, until Alessio laughed*

    Alessio: "Get a load of this funny guy!"

    *The other mafiosos laughed. Rainn stood up, and smiled.*

    Rainn: "Pleasure speaking with you. I'll be in touch."

    *The mafiosos laughed again. Rainn made his way out of the establishment, and bumped into a blond, suited man in his man in his 30s.*

    Rainn: "Sorry."

    *The man smiled. Rainn walked out.*

    *The valet went to go get his SUV, and Rainn reached for his cell phone. He called Aster.*

    ---

    <Near Aster's House>

    *When Aster had left, a black car followed Rainn's car. This vehicle was now parked outside Aster's house. A strong man wearing a ski mask emerged from the car with a machine gun in his hand. He knocked on the door of the shop.*


    Last edited by Klak on Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:17 am; edited 1 time in total


    _________________


    avatar
    Heat
    Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh

    Posts : 4229
    Coins : 31248
    Reputation : 24132
    Join date : 2010-11-08
    Age : 5
    Location : A swirling vortex of uncertainty

    Character sheet
    Level: 1
    Class: Scout
    EXP:
    0/0  (0/0)

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Heat on Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:45 am

    The door opened slightly when the man knocked on it, since Aster hadn't closed it properly.

    At the same time, back in the living room, the TV turned itself on, emitting a rubber-duck noise as it did. Aster returned to check, just in time to see the man with the machine gun (presumably) enter the shop. She turned to the Masketta Man, swearing under her breath. "We've got company. Hide!"



    _________________
    Bo tutaj jest jak jest, po prostu, i ty dobrze o tym wiesz.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Mysteries Unlimited

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:44 am