Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 2 October 1947.   Posted by Directorate Committee.Group: 0
Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 11 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 02:03
Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Gro▀fahne shakes the American's hand, but does not say anything to him unless spoken to.

When Spiegelman mentions the unusual death, the doctor's brow furrows, but he says nothing. He has no questions for the Major.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 12 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 08:07
Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
"Clear enough Sir." Says Albert, "Check the situation out, ascertain if the locals are overreacting, and hand the case back so they can sort out which angry customer to blame? Keep things quiet and don't blow up any helicopters. Do you have the name of the Senior Police Officer on the scene? Helps if we know who to ask for."

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Sagadat Petrov
 player, 22 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 11:16
Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Petrov leans forward a little, lighting his own rollup now that the American cigarette has been consumed. The distinctive smell of makhorka tobacco emanates from him. "Who owns the shop? Do we know anything about them?"

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Directorate Committee
 GM, 34 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 15:39
Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
To Worthington-Smythe the major says, "The man who called it in was Wachtmeister Cramer, so I would guess he is responsible for securing the scene. You shouldn't need to ask for him sepcifically, though. They should recognize your badges."

Then to Petrov, "We don't know. The VoPos might, but they like their secrets. Must be a German thing." He snorts derisively.

He adds to Petrov and McBride, "Locker rooms for changing are down the hall. We can probably lend you a suit if you didn't bring one."
Terence McBride
 NPC, 2 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 15:42
Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
He nods through the briefing and comments, but has nothing of his own to contribute. He leans forward in his chair smoking his pipe, and a few times gets ready to stand, thinking the briefing over. As his new coworkers ask questions he settles back into his seat with a displeased sigh.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 23 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 16:24
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Directorate Committee:
He adds to Petrov and McBride, "Locker rooms for changing are down the hall. We can probably lend you a suit if you didn't bring one."

Petrov nods. "Thank you."

When he hears McBride sigh he turns to the other soldier. "Something wrong?"
Terence McBride
 NPC, 3 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 16:51
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
He fixes Petrov with a glare, but says nothing.
Directorate Committee
 GM, 35 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 21:46
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Spiegelmann looks over at McBride. "Sergeant?" The man blanches slightly, and says, "Just think we'we're wasting time, sir."

Spiegelmann nods, and says "Whatever it is, two minutes probably won't make much difference now." McBride nods his assent, "Yessir."

After another beat of waiting, Major Spiegelmann says, "Well, if there aren't any more questions, you are dismissed."

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Terence McBride
 NPC, 4 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 22:03
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Later in the locker room, Terence turns to Petrov before either has begun changing and says, pointing an accusing finger, "What's the big idea calling me out in front of the Major like that? I don't know how you Russkies treat your friends but that shit won't fly with me."

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Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 12 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 22:11
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Gro▀fahne nods sharply as Spiegelmann dismisses them. He quickly stands up, lights another cigarette with a match, and then walks out into the hallway, where he dons a long gray overcoat that he apparently put on the coatrack when he came in. He stands in the hallway outside of the locker room, puffing on his cigarette and waiting impatiently with his hands in his pockets.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 24 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 23:18
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Terence McBride:
Later in the locker room, Terence turns to Petrov before either has begun changing and says, pointing an accusing finger, "What's the big idea calling me out in front of the Major like that? I don't know how you Russkies treat your friends but that shit won't fly with me."

Sagadat's eyes narrow. "What are you talking about? You looked like you had something to say and I wanted you to say it. Everyone has to work together and contribute what he can, it makes us all more likely to succeed. And now you're bitching at me for it? You're right--that isn't the way Russians treat their friends."

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Terence McBride
 NPC, 5 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 23:34
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
The Sergeant's voice raises a little, "Listen, 'comrade', I'll speak when I want to, and if I need your damn help I'll ask for it. Got it?"

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Sagadat Petrov
 player, 25 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 00:37
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Petrov tips his blunt chin up. "You've made yourself perfectly clear." He waits a second. "Sergeant."

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Terence McBride
 NPC, 7 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 04:35
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
The American holds Petrov's gaze for a few moments before, seemingly satisfied, he turns away. "Good." He changes clothes in silence, conscious not to fully turn his back to the Soviet.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 13 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 08:52
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Matteus Grossfahne:
Gro▀fahne nods sharply as Spiegelmann dismisses them. He quickly stands up, lights another cigarette with a match, and then walks out into the hallway, where he dons a long gray overcoat that he apparently put on the coatrack when he came in. He stands in the hallway outside of the locker room, puffing on his cigarette and waiting impatiently with his hands in his pockets.


Albert hurries past the doctor on his way down the hall. "I will meet you at the cars."

Downstairs Albert has donned a woollen overcoat and leather gloves, a fedora is perched at an angle on his head. He is waiting by the assigned Jeep studying a street map of Berlin.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 26 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 12:27
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947


Petrov dresses with some care, but awkwardly. Suit, overcoat (no gloves yet--it's only October and only Germany), pork pie hat. Brown. He has no idea what the little button on a string on the hat's brim is supposed to do. He's briefly disappointed he can't have his choice of color, then surprised at himself that he cares. Scarf? Naah. Pistol though. Hidden, but pistol.

And his boot knife, tucked in a jacket pocket.

Socks too, beneath the civilian shoes. It's been years since he's worn them.

Petrov rushes out the door to meet the others.

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Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 13 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 13:27
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Gro▀fahne nods to acknowledge Albert's message and stays put as the Briton goes downstairs.

When the other two leave the locker room, the doctor gestures with his head at the stairwell. "Come. Albert is waiting by the cars." Without waiting to see if they follow, he takes long, steady strides towards the stairwell and goes to join Worthington-Smythe.
Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 14 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 15:00
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Albert folds his map as the others arrive. "Four suits in a Jeep. Nice and inconspicuous. I checked her over though. She's a good runner." He indicates the passenger seat to Gro▀fahne before climbing behind the wheel himself, "You know the city? Care to navigate?"
Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 14 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 15:31
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
"Certainly. I'd be happy to," the doctor replies. He rattles off a series of directions in rapid-fire German that Albert is barely able to catch, but which he does indeed catch.
Sagadat Petrov
 player, 27 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 17:36
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Petrov nods in Worthington-Smythe's direction. "I like a man who appreciates a good vehicle," he says, looking over the Jeep. "Americans build well--my rides were Studebakers during the war."
Terence McBride
 NPC, 8 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 18:11
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Upon exiting he is dressed in a dark green suit, carrying an overcoat in his left arm and holding a homburg. To the German, he says "Wait for me. I'm going to the armory to pick up a revolver. You want something?"

Regardless of the answer, he'll turn up at the motor pool. "Well, shit, I thought you guys would take some fancy Citron or something." He points to the other, more standard civilian cars.

After he hops in, he mentions, "Oh, I picked something up for you, uh, 'old boy'."   He passes the Englishman an S&W service revolver, and he also hands over whatever asked for by the German.

"I'm Terry, by the way. Or Sgt. Terence McBride if you want the name on my file," he chuckles.

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Albert Worthington-Smythe
 player, 15 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 19:11
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Albert looks across at the indicated car. "French rubbish."

He doesn't look overly impressed with the revolver either. Dropping it in the pocket, but taking it out again straight away as the weight of the pistol unbalances the coat. He jams it under the drivers seat and leaves it there.

Once everyone is aboard he heads out following the doctors directions to arrive at the shop on Friedrichstra▀e in relatively short order. The passage into the Soviet Sector passing without undue incident.

[OOC - I hope that is true and I have my geography right.]

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Terence McBride
 NPC, 9 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 19:26
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
Albert Worthington-Smythe:
Albert looks across at the indicated car. "French rubbish."


The sergeant grins, and pats him on the shoulder effusively, saying in their native tongue, "Yah're a class act, English!"
Matteus Grossfahne
 player, 15 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 20:08
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
"No, but thank you," the doctor says appreciatively in response to the American's offer of something from the armory.

While the others discuss the relative merits of vehicles, Gro▀fahne frowns with impatience, but does not contribute to the discussion.

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Directorate Committee
 GM, 36 posts
Wed 30 Sep 2015
at 20:15
Re: Mission 1, The Kammergericht, 1 October 1947
OOC: Now that the characters have all met each other and things are ready to go, it is time to assign TRUST and views for your fellows. Everyone has 6 points of trust to assign.

As a reminder:

Trust of 0 means that you absolutely would not trust that character to tell you what the weather was like outside. Trust of 5 means that you would trust that character with your life and the lives of your nearest and dearest.

Also the camera shop is in the Soviet sector, thus the involvement of the VoPos (volkspolizei or East German police)

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