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The Castle Murder (OOC | TWI ONLY)

Postby Atnaia » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:12 am

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Murder! Famed futurologist, roboticist and AI expert Dr. Emily Castle has been found dead, apparently murdered in the middle of the night. Police have few clues and only one suspect: her assistant, Hasan Malal. Data on her research has been taken, and authorities are concerned that, in the wrong hands, the information could lead to untold destruction.

Castle has been working on an analytical algorithm meant to allow a computer to analyze complex patterns and predict future movements in models of human behaviour. While still in its infancy, the program is meant to allow cities to predict traffic patterns weeks in advance, like a weather forecast, cutting down on idling periods and cutting emissions substantially. The Atnaian government is interested in the project for how it could be applied to other elements of society: with the right information subsets, the program could predict everything from the chances of a person being pregnant to someone planning a terrorist attack. While this is all in the future, government interest in the project is only growing as its predictive abilities and the possibilities for those powers of preconception grow.

The data, in the hands of a hostile force, could allow them to begin producing a rival program, and the military applications of such software is obvious. It is of absolute importance that the Atnaian government retrieve the information and solve the murder. Chief Investigator Jordans is on the case.




So this is to gauge interest in the RP and directions we could take it. I have no specific plans, but love the idea of an international crime drama. So...any takers?
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Postby Ostehaar » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:33 pm

Tag for future reference. Will respond in full shortly.

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Postby Perawin » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:11 pm

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Postby Ostehaar » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:21 pm

Okay, I have a suggestion, which I hope goes well enough with what you had in mind.

So this hostile force and Jordans both find out that in the months prior to her murder, Castle had been collaborating with an Oster engineer, working in Ostehaar, on this research, and that he has "missing pieces" of the research. This will make said hostile force want to murder the Oster as well and grab his documents, while Jordans would try to contact him and warn him, sucking his team and perhaps Oster security services into the plot.

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Postby Perawin » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:38 pm

Could I get involved as well?

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Postby Atnaia » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:32 am

Ostehaar wrote:Okay, I have a suggestion, which I hope goes well enough with what you had in mind.

So this hostile force and Jordans both find out that in the months prior to her murder, Castle had been collaborating with an Oster engineer, working in Ostehaar, on this research, and that he has "missing pieces" of the research. This will make said hostile force want to murder the Oster as well and grab his documents, while Jordans would try to contact him and warn him, sucking his team and perhaps Oster security services into the plot.

That's very cool.

Perawin wrote:Could I get involved as well?

Yup, how do you want to be involved?
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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:21 pm

Added an OP in the IC here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=386205
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Postby The East Europan Imperial Alliance » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:23 pm

Should a Norseland-allied spook be creeping around?

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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:27 pm

The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:Should a Norseland-allied spook be creeping around?

Sure? I didn't even realize how much Norseland appears to dislike Atnaia until today. I didn't realize we were enemies until he mentioned it, but sure. lol
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Postby Perawin » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:37 pm

I would love a non-government affiliated character to get involved. I have some thoughts but want some type of focus. Ideas? BTW the IC looks very cool.

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Postby The East Europan Imperial Alliance » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:38 pm

Atnaia wrote:
The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:Should a Norseland-allied spook be creeping around?

Sure? I didn't even realize how much Norseland appears to dislike Atnaia until today. I didn't realize we were enemies until he mentioned it, but sure. lol


BTW, do you have an idea on who whacked Castle?

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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:43 pm

Nope. I just made the first post to drum up interest. I'm still trying to work out the plot, which we can brainstorm here.
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Postby The East Europan Imperial Alliance » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:58 pm

Atnaia wrote:Nope. I just made the first post to drum up interest. I'm still trying to work out the plot, which we can brainstorm here.


If this is going to be some sort of thriller, it'd probably be a Norseland Agent who hired some thug to take out Castle and steal the data. We might be finding the body of a known thug soon.

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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:19 pm

The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:
Atnaia wrote:Nope. I just made the first post to drum up interest. I'm still trying to work out the plot, which we can brainstorm here.


If this is going to be some sort of thriller, it'd probably be a Norseland Agent who hired some thug to take out Castle and steal the data. We might be finding the body of a known thug soon.

That has to be cleared with Upper Norseland.
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Postby Upper Norseland » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Atnaia wrote:
The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:
If this is going to be some sort of thriller, it'd probably be a Norseland Agent who hired some thug to take out Castle and steal the data. We might be finding the body of a known thug soon.

That has to be cleared with Upper Norseland.


I clear this, but I would like to point out that unless that Norseman is a Snikmorden or a particularly unscrupulous individual, they wouldn't hire out, they'd do the job themselves.
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Upper Norseland wrote:
Atnaia wrote:That has to be cleared with Upper Norseland.


I clear this, but I would like to point out that unless that Norseman is a Snikmorden or a particularly unscrupulous individual, they wouldn't hire out, they'd do the job themselves.


Fair enough. Norseman/Imperial duo?

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Postby Upper Norseland » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:10 pm

The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:Fair enough. Norseman/Imperial duo?


If the Imperial does the hiring out. Seems more realistic.

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Postby Perawin » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:05 pm

Perhaps one of the duo are being tracked by a Perawani investigator who wants to convict them of a crime they committed but got away with in Perawin. Or a friend/associate of (someone) is attacked but survives but gets involved.

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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:39 pm

The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:
Upper Norseland wrote:
I clear this, but I would like to point out that unless that Norseman is a Snikmorden or a particularly unscrupulous individual, they wouldn't hire out, they'd do the job themselves.


Fair enough. Norseman/Imperial duo?


But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.

Perawin wrote:Perhaps one of the duo are being tracked by a Perawani investigator who wants to convict them of a crime they committed but got away with in Perawin. Or a friend/associate of (someone) is attacked but survives but gets involved.

See above. Why would this friend be attacked?
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Postby Perawin » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:10 pm

Atnaia wrote:
The East Europan Imperial Alliance wrote:
Fair enough. Norseman/Imperial duo?


But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.

Perawin wrote:Perhaps one of the duo are being tracked by a Perawani investigator who wants to convict them of a crime they committed but got away with in Perawin. Or a friend/associate of (someone) is attacked but survives but gets involved.

See above. Why would this friend be attacked?

Perhaps the friend accuses Hasan, and is later found attacked and almost dead (framing Hasan), a ploy by the other side to get Hasan framed.

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Postby Upper Norseland » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:14 pm

Atnaia wrote:
But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.


Why? Why? What a silly question. To steal her research, of course. We'll be the bad guys. Besides, if you wanted to work this into war at those islands you were thinking about, this could be perfect.

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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:54 pm

Upper Norseland wrote:
Atnaia wrote:
But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.


Why? Why? What a silly question. To steal her research, of course. We'll be the bad guys. Besides, if you wanted to work this into war at those islands you were thinking about, this could be perfect.

What I mean is what is the purpose of you having the information? Why would your people go this far to do so? this is all important for the sake of writing a thriller.

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Atnaia wrote:
But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.


See above. Why would this friend be attacked?

Perhaps the friend accuses Hasan, and is later found attacked and almost dead (framing Hasan), a ploy by the other side to get Hasan framed.

Why would they want Hasan framed?
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Postby Upper Norseland » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:21 pm

Atnaia wrote:
But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.



Well, for one, just to keep you from getting your hands on it, for two, because our robotics and medical engineering industries always need new tech, and for three, because the Royal opinion on heavy subsidies for the aforementioned industries has begun to wane, leading many to a "desperste times" mentality. Eir Incorporated would have a distinct interest in anything this famed roboticist could have come up with, and their leadership are, like most Norsemen, less than squeamish.
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Postby Perawin » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:33 pm

Atnaia wrote:
Why would they want Hasan framed?


This character was just a random idea, but if Hasan is framed it wraps up the investigation and means it won't be traced back to the enemy countries. If the investigation is open, they'd keep searching and possibly find enemy agents.

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Postby Atnaia » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:35 pm

Upper Norseland wrote:
Atnaia wrote:
But why? What is the goal? That's key to doing thrillers.



Well, for one, just to keep you from getting your hands on it, for two, because our robotics and medical engineering industries always need new tech, and for three, because the Royal opinion on heavy subsidies for the aforementioned industries has begun to wane, leading many to a "desperste times" mentality. Eir Incorporated would have a distinct interest in anything this famed roboticist could have come up with, and their leadership are, like most Norsemen, less than squeamish.

I have to wonder if its the only copy of the data...we'll need to cover that plothole. Maybe it just sets them back a week or two, to their last backup or something. Hmm.
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