Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947.   Posted by Directorate Committee.Group: 0
Directorate Committee
 GM, 94 posts
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 23:09
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
As the group pulls into the motor pool, Matteus is there waiting for them. When everyone else has dismounted, Terence checks to make sure the Englishman has not left his revolver behind.

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Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 33 posts
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 23:21
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
The doctor is waiting by the doorway leading into the Kammergericht, smoking and standing bolt upright. As their vehicle enters the motor pool, the motor noise alerts him and his head snaps up to see if the newcomers are indeed his colleagues. When the others dismount, he says briskly, "Come inside, I have things to tell you, and I hope you have things to tell me."
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 72 posts
Sat 17 Oct 2015
at 23:41
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Petrov follows the doctor inside, still moving awkwardly in the unfamiliar clothing. He can feel one of his flimsy little socks sliding down inside his shoe.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 52 posts
Sun 18 Oct 2015
at 07:02
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Albert thanks the sergeant as he is handed his revolver, again, and then heads inside with the others.

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Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 34 posts
Sun 18 Oct 2015
at 15:25
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Matteus takes them into an office and shuts the door. Without any preamble, he launches into his findings in an authoritative voice that makes him sound like he is addressing a room of medical students.

"As I expected, most of the brain matter was missing. It appears to have been expelled through the victim's eye sockets by a powerful force that originated from the inside of the skull. It was not entirely missing, however, nor was there one part of the brain that appears to have suffered unusually more or less than the others. Though I of course did not expect this to be the case, I thought it might be worth checking since," his voice loses some of its confidence as he looks his colleagues in the eyes, "to be honest, I do not know what to expect in this line of work."

He takes off his glasses and wipes the lenses with a small handkerchief. "What did you discover?"
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 53 posts
Tue 20 Oct 2015
at 13:12
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
"Where did the brain go?" Asks Albert, "There wasn't that much gore on his face?"

"As for our discoveries, well Roth was a part time pornographer but I'm not sure he was killed over that. My theory? Someone took some photographs they should not have and had Roth develop them. That put him in harms way."

"Next steps - Well we need to find the son and whoever it was left the film. Probably a British corporal. Any other suggestions?"

Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 35 posts
Tue 20 Oct 2015
at 15:48
Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
"Not just on his face, all over the room. As I said, it was a powerful force that did that."

When the Briton discusses his findings, the doctor replies, "Hmm, that seems reasonable enough. Any ideas how we will find this corporal?"
Terence McBride
 NPC, 15 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2015
at 08:06
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Matteus Grossfahne:
his voice loses some of its confidence as he looks his colleagues in the eyes, "to be honest, I do not know what to expect in this line of work."


"Expect Hell, Doctor," says the sergeant, firmly but gently. For a moment, he seems to have his thoughts elsewhere, but shakes himself out of it.

Matteus Grossfahne:
"Hmm, that seems reasonable enough. Any ideas how we will find this corporal?"



"Well, if he's walking around in uniform he's still in the service. You got any friends in the army, Albert?"
McBride grins at him.
Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 36 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2015
at 14:16
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Terence McBride:
"Expect Hell, Doctor," says the sergeant, firmly but gently. For a moment, he seems to have his thoughts elsewhere, but shakes himself out of it.


The doctor grins humorlessly and nods his head.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 73 posts
Wed 21 Oct 2015
at 19:15
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
The young officer's dark eyes flick softly from the American noncom to the doctor, then back again, face impassive.

"I also picked up some record books and other documents," he says. "We might be able to trace Roth's actions from them. First step, though, is Davies."
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 55 posts
Fri 23 Oct 2015
at 11:52
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
"I am sure Corporal Davies is still in the army. Looked like he and some friends had some time off in Berlin for sightseeing. Problem is that, if my theory is correct, he is likely either dead or the culprit. Whoever killed Roth had to know where the film was left. And easiest way to know that is through Davies"

"I know a guy who knows a guy might be able to pull some strings in the army if we needed." Says Albert "But it would mean phoning London and Davies is a very common name. Quicker to do it the old fashioned way I think. Do some legwork, identify the unit from the tactical patch then show some of the non-incriminating photographs around ask if anyone recognises the subjects."
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 75 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 21:26
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
While the others decide what to do next, the Soviet excuses himself to put the envelope of money away in an office.
Terence McBride
 NPC, 16 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 21:42
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
"So where do you propose we start, Albert? I think there's four British barracks here."
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 56 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 08:17
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
"No rush." Says Albert. He gets rifles through a draw until he finds a magnifying glass and the gets the corporals photographs out of their envelope and begins to examine them again. He checks their headgear looking for cap badges and other distinguishing features.

"We got any reference books here," he asks, addressing the question at no one inparticular. "A copy of dress regulations, that sort of thing?"

He studies and thinks for a while and then shares his conclusions. "Davies is a Welsh name, I don't recognise the uniform, but the tactical flash could be Royal Welsh, soI think Wavell might be the place to start asking."


[ooc] Fusiliers who were posted at Wavell at the time have pretty distinctive uniform hats with a large plume, not easy to miss. So I think some esoteric unit guarding the prison might be more likely.

No coloured speech because tit is a right pain to do on this tiny screen, sorry.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 77 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 13:17
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
[ ooc: Royal Welsh is a square, not a square diamond, and it's got a dragon on it. the original description was "square diamond, divided into two halves," mentioned nothing about a device on that.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...cognition_flash#Army
The possible flashes include light dragoons and the 1st and 2nd battalion of the Mercian Regiment, but neither one exists yet. I am wondering whether this is a hitherto unknown organization within the british army.]

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Directorate Committee
 GM, 96 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 14:42
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
There are reference books available. There are also, potentially, other members of the RPA you could ask.

ooc: Sagadat that list is for modern regiments. Look for a WWII TRF list or I will simply link one if you use a reference book. after looking it seems there is no good resource for all TRFs. So I will simply determine how long it takes you to get some options with a dice roll if you want to go the reference book route.

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Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 57 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 15:09
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Sagadat Petrov:
[ ooc: Royal Welsh is a square, not a square diamond, and it's got a dragon on it. the original description was "square diamond, divided into two halves," mentioned nothing about a device on that.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...cognition_flash#Army
The possible flashes include light dragoons and the 1st and 2nd battalion of the Mercian Regiment, but neither one exists yet. I am wondering whether this is a hitherto unknown organization within the british army.]


Doh! Failure to read a wb site. Titles are over pictures nt under. I agree Royal Mercian or LD but  those are the result of amalgamation. I can't find a historic list. I did find this which is useful. http://coldwardecoded.blogspot...eployed-in-west.html
Directorate Committee
 GM, 97 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 15:25
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Albert Worthington-Smythe:
Doh! Failure to read a wb site. Titles are over pictures nt under. I agree Royal Mercian or LD but  those are the result of amalgamation. I can't find a historic list. I did find this which is useful. http://coldwardecoded.blogspot...eployed-in-west.html


That is very cool but unfortunately the guy who wrote this mission did not stick to that timeline. I will when I'm writing future adventures, however.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 78 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 16:03
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Directorate Committee:
after looking it seems there is no good resource for all TRFs.

ooc: yeah that was my problem too
Directorate Committee
 GM, 98 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 17:12
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
So are you going to ask someone or use the referencenter library or something else?
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 79 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 18:26
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Look it up.
Reason 3
Well educated +
Won't Let Go +
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 58 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 19:10
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
Fine with me. You can have the glory, after I did so well last time.
Directorate Committee
 GM, 99 posts
Wed 28 Oct 2015
at 20:43
Re: Mission 1, Return to the Kammergericht, 2 October 1947
I didn't mean that kind of roll, but whatever, you rolled ok. It takes you about 30 minutes to look through the somewhat poorly laid out records office but you figure out pretty quickly that, given there's only one unit at each barracks, the Cheshire regiment at Smuts Barracks are a match for the Corporal. Upon checking the location of the barracks, it is right next to Spandau prison.