01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
 NPC, 20 posts
Wed 19 Jul 2017
at 22:10
01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
quote:
"Guessin' you know exactly who it is you're addressing right now Jeebs? Hop to it then." He pushes off the bar, adjusts his hat, and makes ready to follow the mans lead towards the course.


"I do, sirs.  Her Highness refers to me as Christopher."  He said somewhat diffidently.

Christopher turned his back and led The Marshall and Marcus outside into the tented area where the ceremony proper had been held.  He led them to the break in the stone fence, and a path that led down to the nearest fairway.
Christopher
 NPC, 1 post
Wed 19 Jul 2017
at 22:10
01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)

They passed through a little copse of trees that lined the fairway, and Christopher continued,
 Her Highness had several of us patrolling the grounds.  She's quite taken with your lady Abigail.  Ambertoe and Grabby-McNabb came across the body.

Christopher stopped and motioned to one side.  Perhaps five feet from the path, a dark blue man's dinner-jacket had been thrown off, discarded to lie among the undergrowth.  From their angle, it almost looked as if it were a man, struggling to pull himself up over a fallen tree-tree.

"He's not of Oz." Christopher said.
The Marshal
 Gunslinger of Oz, 59 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 01:23
01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
The Marshal shrugs at the shy correction of his preferred name. He listens attentively as they're lead forth, noting the other names as well. Once they're outside on the course, The Marshal allows his glamour to fade. The texas-styled tuxedo melts away into his tried and true dark gray leathers, complete with authentic duster, boots, and cowboy hat of much more utilitarian nature than the tuxedo versions had appeared.

With a grunt, The Marshal kneels down to inspect the jacket visually-- looking for signs of tear, blood, or struggle. Was it removed before or after? Any bulges of note (something in a pocket, or hiding underneath)? He'll use his boot for a cursory 'touch' examination if anything catches his attention.

Once satisfied with the jacket, he'll move on to the blue man... Same things: Looking for signs of struggle, cause of death (if he's dead), etc.

Blue as in palor of a corpse, frozen, dyed, a fae's skintone? Does he appear human?
Narrator
 NPC, 21 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 03:29
01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
Whoops...  sorry.  The dinner-jacket is dark blue. 

Closer inspection shows that the mossy mulch that lies under the jacket is, in fact, a fae creature.   It's difficult to tell whether it's body was always so mossy or if it had somehow been glamoured or transmuted to make it look that way.   It didn't seem like magic had been used to obfuscate the body.

To most mortals, the dinner jacket would be taken for discarded clothing.  Though it would have been filled with mulch, twigs, moss, etc--all the trappings of a sterotypical fetch--that would simply have lent credence to the idea that the jacket had been there for some time...

Note: I'm not going by the DF book description of a fetch, but the "ingredients" used in some standard mythologies.   Doesn't mean it wasn't a DF-style fetch...
Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 69 posts
 2 Fate Points
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 10:09
01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
Bowing briefly to Annabelle before taking his leave Marcus kept pace with the Marshal fairly effortlessly, nodding to Christopher without even making the effort to push past the glamour. Basic manners dictated he allow them their seeming unless there was an issue.

Letting the Marshal assess the body and scene given his own expertise in the matter Marcus instead turned his attention to Christopher's information, "How long ago were they found? And had they been noted before being discovered like this?" Almost absently Marcus passed his cane across to the Marshal as the other man examined his body with his boot, giving him a tool to do a slightly more easy examination, and straightened after passing it on.

OC: Quick note. Aside from the type of clothing is there anything to indicate a gender? Purely asking because it's been confirmed as a "he"
Control
 GM, 287 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 12:37
Re: 01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
quote:
OC: Quick note. Aside from the type of clothing is there anything to indicate a gender? Purely asking because it's been confirmed as a "he"


The "body" is twigs and dirt and sticks and mud and worms and moss...   Bu the navy-blue jacket is definitely a man's jacket.

Christopher
 NPC, 2 posts
Thu 20 Jul 2017
at 12:48
Re: 01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
"Ambertoe found the body fourteen minutes ago." Christopher said.  "None of this was here twelve minutes prior. Grabby is seeing if the old lady of the water-trap saw anything...

This message was last edited by the player at 11:01, Mon 31 July 2017.

Control
 GM, 288 posts
Sat 22 Jul 2017
at 21:10
Re: 01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
Whoops... missed a line.

Marcus, Marshal,
Please roll to investigate the area around the dinner jacket to look for the signs of disturbance, clues to what happened here.  Create an Advantage is best action (in it's guise of Discovering information.  Choose your own Approach.

Target Threshold is Target(+1)

There is no immediate threat to either of you (or Christopher), so take all the time you need.
Marcus
 Guardian of Gates, 70 posts
 2 Fate Points
Mon 24 Jul 2017
at 08:19
Re: 01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
"Seems like it might be something serious then. That swift a murder with these sort of guests at an event, has to be someone fairly capable to do it that quickly and then get away unseen."

Glancing back at the house to make sure no-one was approaching Marcus flicked his hand, drawing upon his granted power as he did so, sending a smattering of small lights that drifted out and marked out the area around the crime scene as the more experienced Marshal investigated. Moving a step or two back Marcus scanned the surrounding landscape for signs of what had happened, directing the lights to highlight areas for the other man to examine.

OC: Not sure if this works but is it viable to use an Approach to make an Aspect for the Marshal to use in his own examinations? If not it'll just be a straight examination myself, Intellect approach.

+2 Result
The Marshal
 Gunslinger of Oz, 60 posts
Tue 25 Jul 2017
at 01:38
Re: 01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
The Marshal:
With a grunt, The Marshal kneels down to inspect the jacket visually-- looking for signs of tear, blood, or struggle. Was it removed before or after? Any bulges of note (something in a pocket, or hiding underneath)? He'll use his boot for a cursory 'touch' examination if anything catches his attention.

Once satisfied with the jacket, he'll move on to the blue man... Same things: Looking for signs of struggle, cause of death (if he's dead), etc.

Blue as in palor of a corpse, frozen, dyed, a fae's skintone? Does he appear human?




Rolling Intellect (RESULT: +2) Vs. Target of +1 = SUCCESS!

21:35, Today: Secret Roll: The Marshal rolled 1 using 4 Fudge dice with rolls of 0, 1, -1, 1.  +01 Intellect.

So, do you want a narrative ADVANTAGE aspect for the investigation?

Control
 GM, 289 posts
Thu 27 Jul 2017
at 09:03
Re: 01.03: The Second-Hole Fairway (Marcus, The Marshal)
I'm going to stretch the boundaries of the mechanics a little.

Instead of creating an Aspect via create an advantage, I'm thinking we're going to discover an Aspect instead.  So, you have the right to define a solid fact of the scene.

I suggest something like RIPPED BREAST POCKET or DISCOLORED LAPEL... something that will point to the how of the being's death.  If you don't have one handy, you can certainly use one those, instead.