Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947.   Posted by Directorate Committee.Group: 0
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 82 posts
Sun 8 Nov 2015
at 20:39
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Directorate Committee:
As Spence holds the door open for Albert, he sees the Soviet approaching. "I'm sorry old boy, but you'll have to wait out here for the time being. I do apologize."

Sagadat accepts the news phlegmatically and looks around for a chair in the hall. Finding none, he sits cross-legged on the floor against the wall, smoking a foul roll-up and ashing on the floor.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 63 posts
Thu 12 Nov 2015
at 10:11
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Directorate Committee:
The Lieutenant nods as he gives the photographs a cursory look, "These certainly could be our men. May I ask how you came by these photographs?"


"To be honest we just found the film at the scene of the crime, a photography shop. Perfectly normal thing to find. But it looks like whoever dropped the film off would have been the last customer in the shop. We are hoping he heard or saw something, perhaps the shopkeeper was arguing with someone." Albert smiles at the Lieutenant
Directorate Committee
 GM, 105 posts
Thu 12 Nov 2015
at 17:34
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
The Lieutenant's brows raise and he nods, "Ah, I see. Very good. Now, then..." He looks at the photos more carefully. "Yes, this chap here is Private Graham, and that's Corporal Davey there. And there's Private Black. Not sure who that fellow in the back is, though." He looks up from the photos and hands them back across the table, "In any case, I'm sure one of them can be of assistance."
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 64 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 11:48
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
"Ah, that is excellent." Says Albert. "Is the Corporal a good man? No need to bother the others if it turns out to be nothing."
Directorate Committee
 GM, 106 posts
Mon 16 Nov 2015
at 23:55
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
The Lieutant's brow furrows, "Yes, I believe he is, but why should it matter if he is only a witness? I hope you are not doing anything that would impugn the character of this regiment!"
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 65 posts
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 16:40
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
"No, You misunderstand me" Smooths Albert. "I meant only if the Corporal was a reliable sort there would be no need to take any of your other soldiers away from their duties. I am sure the recollections of one good man will be sufficient.

Albert lowers his voice slightly, conspiratorially "It is just if, you know, he was overly fond of a drink, or prone to getting into fights or something, well in that case maybe it would be better to speak with Private Graham or Private Black."

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Directorate Committee
 GM, 107 posts
Tue 17 Nov 2015
at 18:02
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
"I can assure you, there is none of that going on here," Spence replies huffily, before moving on, "If you and your men wish to speak to the Corporal, I see no problem with it. I think he was with one of the groups loitering outside when you arrived."

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Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 66 posts
Thu 19 Nov 2015
at 09:29
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Albert gives the young officer a hard stare across the desk and looks him up and down, reassessing the man before he replies, somewhat curtly. "Thank you Lieutenant. I'll see myself out." He stands and heads for the door without bothering to offer his hand. Before he reaches it he turns. "You'll put this office at my disposal." He doesn't wait for a response however simply heads straight out of the office and down the stairs to rejoin his colleagues.

Finding Gro▀fahne, Petrov and McBride smoking in the guardroom he greets them confidently "Gentlemen. The Lieutenant has given us permission to speak with anyone we need to. We are looking for Corporal Davey, Privates Graham and Black." Lowering his voice slightly he adds. "They run a tight ship here, the men are currently assigned to lounging around so shouldn't be to hard to find."
Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 40 posts
Sat 21 Nov 2015
at 23:41
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
"Then let us get started. I assume we now have faces to put to names? Which one is which?"
Directorate Committee
 GM, 108 posts
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 23:32
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Albert Worthington-Smythe:
Albert gives the young officer a hard stare across the desk and looks him up and down, reassessing the man before he replies, somewhat curtly. "Thank you Lieutenant. I'll see myself out." He stands and heads for the door without bothering to offer his hand. Before he reaches it he turns. "You'll put this office at my disposal." He doesn't wait for a response however simply heads straight out of the office and down the stairs to rejoin his colleagues.


Spence is left sputtering indignantly at his desk.

OOC: I'm going to just assume you hunt around for these guys as a group. If you want me to split you up let me know and I can go back and edit this post.



Scanning around at the troopers loitering, the group doesn't take too long to find Davey. Private Graham is with him. "Everything alright, gents?" asks Davey, a look of genuine curiosity on his face.
Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 41 posts
Mon 23 Nov 2015
at 23:47
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Gro▀fahne waits for one of the native English-speakers to take the lead.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 67 posts
Thu 26 Nov 2015
at 08:18
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Matteus Grossfahne:
"Then let us get started. I assume we now have faces to put to names? Which one is which?"


Albert produces a couple of the photographs and passes them around. "Davey, Graham, Black." He points.

Directorate Committee:
Scanning around at the troopers loitering, the group doesn't take too long to find Davey. Private Graham is with him. "Everything alright, gents?" asks Davey, a look of genuine curiosity on his face.


"Corporal Davey?" Asks Albert as he presents his ID. "We believe you may have witnessed a crime while out and about in Berlin. We hope you will be able to answer a few questions."
Directorate Committee
 GM, 109 posts
Sat 28 Nov 2015
at 22:32
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Davey's brow furrows slightly and his thin lips curl into a confused frown. "Oh aye? Well I'll be happy to help sir. What do you need?"
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 68 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2015
at 14:06
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Albert brings out a couple of the Corporal's photographs. And hand them over. "We think these are photographs you took. You took them to be developed at a Shop in the Soviet Sector? We wondered if you could tell us about the shop, if you noticed anything odd about it or the proprietor."

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Directorate Committee
 GM, 110 posts
Sat 5 Dec 2015
at 20:14
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Albert Worthington-Smythe:
Albert brings out a couple of the Corporal's photographs. And hand them over. "We think these are photographs you took. You took them to be developed at a Shop in the Soviet Sector? We wondered if you could tell us about the shop, if you noticed anything odd about it or the proprietor."


Davey gives his fellow Englishman a strange look as he takes the photographs, "But sir, I haven't a camera." Nevertheless, he looks at the photographs. The corporal grows a little paler, a distinct look of sadness crossing his face. "Oh, heavens... These aren't mine, they're Grey's. Private Grey, sir." He shows them to Graham, who is looking over Davey's shoulder now, interest piqued.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 69 posts
Sun 6 Dec 2015
at 19:24
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
"Forgive me, has anything happened to Private Grey?" Asks Albert stepping slightly closer, speaking more softly and offering the corporal a consoling ear.
Directorate Committee
 GM, 111 posts
Mon 7 Dec 2015
at 22:25
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Graham also grows paler as he looks at the photographs. Davey takes a moment to compose himself, but Graham is a little quicker on the uptake. "Drowned himself in the Havel, sir, right behind the barracks." He points in that direction. "Was just two days ago."

Also, unless Albert would prefer otherwise, this entire conversation is in German. If it is in English, McBride will translate things as they occur in half-whispers to the other two agents.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 70 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2015
at 17:26
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
[OOC] Albert would almost certainly have defaulted to English. No consideration for other nationals who might not understand. Just speak louder and slower if Jonny foreigner looks a little confused. But I am happy whatever He would not be trying to hide things just note particularly aware.[/OOC]

Albert also shows surprise "My God, that is terrible. I hope his family will be all right. Should we go somewhere a little quieter, talk about it some? We," He indicates his companions "might be able to pull some strings, smooth things over."
Directorate Committee
 GM, 112 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2015
at 20:36
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
The Davey gives Smythe a peculiar look as he talks about smoothing things over, but nods nevertheless. "You want Graham should come too, sir? There's a room or two in the barracks we can use."
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 71 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2015
at 08:40
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
"Of course, You are more than welcome Private Graham" Says Albert "Let's go, or perhaps there is a quiet corner of the NAAFI we could get a cup of tea?"
Directorate Committee
 GM, 113 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 13:34
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Davey chuckles, "There's a mobile canteen round the corner if you like, but nowhere to sit. Still, spot of tea would do me well."

After the group gets their tea, or doesn't, they move to a room in the barracks with what amounts to a conference table and a number of chairs.

Graham and Davey sit on one side of the table. McBride leans against the opposite wall.

"So," begins Davey, "What would you like to know?"

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Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 42 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 13:47
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Gro▀fahne stands stiffly next to McBride. During this entire conversation, he has been present, but completely silent.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 83 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 16:01
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Matteus Grossfahne:
Gro▀fahne stands stiffly next to McBride. During this entire conversation, he has been present, but completely silent.

Petrov is likewise reticent. He can read English, but does not enjoy the mistakes he makes when he tries to speak it or hear people in it.

He does, however, start at the mention of suicide. "Drowned himself?" he mutters to whoever's next to him. "Or did he have some help?"
Terence McBride
 NPC, 18 posts
Wed 16 Dec 2015
at 16:52
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
McBride says to the soviet, "Do you want me to ask?"
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 84 posts
Sun 20 Dec 2015
at 17:05
Re: Mission 1, Smuts Barracks, October 2 1947
Terence McBride:
McBride says to the soviet, "Do you want me to ask?"

Petrov shakes his head very slightly. "Don't know what he knows," he murmurs.