Go Back   Customers Suck! > Community > Forum games

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #141  
Old 07-29-2013, 04:37 AM
Mytical's Avatar
Mytical Mytical is offline
Has had too many jobs
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,175
Default

Although you can not see Dawn for the hood and cloak ((Nobody has yet asked for them not to wear it mind)) both of you can tell when her shoulders slump that she is frowning because she was thinking the same thing. "I fear you are correct. One of our kind might be going Rutopian. My own bias will not even let me consider who, but that is why you two were brought in. With xer sight," she motions to Sapputiyok, "and your ability to find anything.. I hoped you two could find something I missed that would explain it some other way. Or at least find out WHO if my suspicions were correct."
__________________
Engaged to the amazing Marmalady. She is my Silver Dragon, shining as bright as the sun. I her Black Dragon (though good honestly), dark as night..fierce and strong.

  #142  
Old 07-29-2013, 01:44 PM
Ghel's Avatar
Ghel Ghel is offline
Asura Mesmer
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minnesota, US
Posts: 1,453
Default

Sapputiyok attempts a reassuring tone. "I'm sorry that this is so difficult for you. Let's try to circle around the quarry and close in on them. Who was closest to Spirit Walker, who might have been able to disable his shield? Also, you said the city keeps track of the time distortions. Can the city tell us when the time distortion was used, up to a day before he died, and who used it?"
__________________
We are the superhero. None of us, individually, but all of us together.
― Hank Green

  #143  
Old 07-29-2013, 03:44 PM
Mytical's Avatar
Mytical Mytical is offline
Has had too many jobs
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,175
Default

Dawn thinks for a bit. "His mate ascended last year, and though we are generally trusting that would only leave one of two possibilities. His brother, and Jacob. Jacob would be the closest thing to what you might call a son..as we do not have children as most species do..that one of our kind could be. As for time dilations." She taps some things on her wrist again, and you see a map of the city in hologram form. "The only time dilation that has happened in the last six months is here." Where you two and her are standing, it has a time index next to it, so you know it was the one that happened when she was demonstrating. Then she pauses. "Wait, that can't be correct." she taps her wrist again. No other blips appear on the map. "I just went back three years..and it is showing nothing, but I know for a fact that is not correct. I was teaching one of our youngsters how to use the gauntlet .. there should be several blips but they are gone. The city should be hack proof, but somebody or something has indeed hacked the city. I am getting tired of saying impossible, several things has happened that I would have thought impossible..so I will say that to my knowledge it can not be done."
__________________
Engaged to the amazing Marmalady. She is my Silver Dragon, shining as bright as the sun. I her Black Dragon (though good honestly), dark as night..fierce and strong.

  #144  
Old 07-29-2013, 05:43 PM
Tyg3rW01f's Avatar
Tyg3rW01f Tyg3rW01f is offline
Cashier
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Upper East Tennessee
Posts: 54
Default

Colt's face was dark and serious as he said, "Then that means someone wants you to be the only suspect. And the fact you have brought in two auslanders (Outsiders in the German language of my realm, though it has dark connotations) only makes you look even more suspicious, Dawn."
He looks at Sapputiyok, "Worse yet is the fact Sapputiyok comes from a dimension that holds an aversion to physical touch and can be emotionally distant. That makes her a prime suspect as well. Implausible, yes, but it is what *I* would think."
"Then there is me. I come from a 'backward' dimension, crude, vicious, violent. I not only touched the body, but I'm incredibly interested in the goings-on. It would be a classic misdirect for me to be the one to do this, and be so intimately involved in the investigation."
"What I'm saying, Lady Dawn, is this: instead of making things easier to discern, you've made things even more confusing... at least for your people."
"You need to start over-analyzing this fact: You may no longer be welcome in your own dimension after this is solved."

He sighed. "Is either Jacob or Spirit Walker's brother involved with the computer maintenance of the city, or anyone else Spirit Walker may have slighted?"
"A jilted lover?"
"A displeased in-law or family member?"
"Perhaps the friend of a former student?"
"How are YOU connected to Mr. Spirit at all?"
"Could he or even you somehow insulted or injured a student? Earned a vendetta upon yourselves?"

Last edited by Tyg3rW01f; 07-29-2013 at 05:45 PM.

  #145  
Old 07-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Mytical's Avatar
Mytical Mytical is offline
Has had too many jobs
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,175
Default

Dawn takes each question at a time. "Involved in the computer maintenance of the city? No. Walker's brother is a well known computer research and development person for our government. Jacob is very adapt at what most would call magic. As for slighted? As I said, Walker would be something like a priest if we had such. So no jilted lovers either."

"Our concept of family is a bit odd, as we are not born, but form .. at least for the last 1000 generations. But to my knowledge none of his family or in-laws held anything against him or me. However, yesterday if you would have asked me if half the things that have happened COULD happen, I would have thought you touched in the head."

"As for students, he was not a teacher..so no. I teach, but my students would not have much contact with Walker. My connection to Walker is he was my spiritual adviser I was assigned after my trip outside of Utopia. To make sure I had not been 'tainted' by the outside worlds. Since I only teach those who are newly formed how to use our technology..I do not know of any way I could have injured, insulted, or angered a student. There is no time table, as we are essentially immortal..or were. So there is no stress or failures. If it takes a couple thousand years for a student to master something, it takes a thousand years. As for Vendetta..well there are many who disliked me leaving Utopia. None of us have left, except for to Rutopia, for a very very very long time."
__________________
Engaged to the amazing Marmalady. She is my Silver Dragon, shining as bright as the sun. I her Black Dragon (though good honestly), dark as night..fierce and strong.

  #146  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:30 PM
Ghel's Avatar
Ghel Ghel is offline
Asura Mesmer
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minnesota, US
Posts: 1,453
Default

"Colt, you and I have never been to this dimension before. There should be no reason for anyone to suspect us. If you wish to be paranoid, some people might think that Dawn has brought us in to clean up after her, since she is the prime suspect."

Sapputiyok turns to Dawn. "Dawn, are you sure there is no one who would have reason, even in their own mind, to frame you for this?"

"Also, who does maintain the city's record-keeping devices? Would they be able to tell us anything about the records being hacked?"
__________________
We are the superhero. None of us, individually, but all of us together.
― Hank Green

  #147  
Old 07-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Mytical's Avatar
Mytical Mytical is offline
Has had too many jobs
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,175
Default

Dawn shakes her head. "One reason I knew the perspectives of outsiders was needed, was because I had no idea at all who would be responsible if anybody was. There may indeed be reasons, but none I can think of. As for the records, we always have three record keepers..and the city artificial intelligence itself. Sort of a checks and balances type of system. When you have concluded that we have learned all we can from the body I will introduce you to each one at a time and then the Artificial Intelligence that is the cities mainframe."
__________________
Engaged to the amazing Marmalady. She is my Silver Dragon, shining as bright as the sun. I her Black Dragon (though good honestly), dark as night..fierce and strong.

  #148  
Old 07-31-2013, 01:03 AM
Tyg3rW01f's Avatar
Tyg3rW01f Tyg3rW01f is offline
Cashier
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Upper East Tennessee
Posts: 54
Default

Colt glared daggers at Sapputiyok. "Never been double-crossed by a supposed ally before, have you? I have, and it earned me a combat knife in the armpit."

Colt quickly gives a three minute story about the time he was tracking an assassin for the government, only to find the liaison officer was the assassin.

"So, you may call it paranoid all you damn well want, 'tiyok," Colt lifted his right arm to show a four-inch long slice over the big artery. "I call it being a bit smarter than I used to be. YOU be the nave one, *I* meanwhile am gonna be the cynical one."

  #149  
Old 07-31-2013, 05:08 AM
Mytical's Avatar
Mytical Mytical is offline
Has had too many jobs
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,175
Default

"It is a surprise you get anything done if you both are worried about what the other says or does." Sighs Dawn. "Instead of butting heads, perhaps it is wiser if each does what they are best at?"

Suddenly Steel speaks in Colt's mind. "Hey bossman, I don't know how to say this or what is going on.. but we've been here before. If I am right in about three seconds Dawn is going to bring up a hologram of our two suspects."

Sure enough Dawn brings up two holograms. "Since magic can change people's perception of reality, the one who can see the truth should perhaps investigate Jacob." she indicates one of them. "And Colt the other?"
__________________
Engaged to the amazing Marmalady. She is my Silver Dragon, shining as bright as the sun. I her Black Dragon (though good honestly), dark as night..fierce and strong.

  #150  
Old 07-31-2013, 02:43 PM
Ghel's Avatar
Ghel Ghel is offline
Asura Mesmer
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minnesota, US
Posts: 1,453
Default

Sapputiyok opens xer mouth to respond to Colt's story, but stops when Dawn starts to speak. "Please remember that Colt and I have not worked together before. We only met a few days ago."

Sapputiyok takes a deep breath. "Can you tell us more about these two suspects, Jacob and... the other one. What is his name? What sort of things can Jacob do with his magic? What sort of projects does the brother research and develop?"
__________________
We are the superhero. None of us, individually, but all of us together.
― Hank Green
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.