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Mystery on the Excelsior - Chapter Two

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1 hour ago, Waterbrick Down said:

“Why not take a knife from the dining room? A teapot simply doesn’t make sense.“

I guess a teapot would look draw less suspicion than a knife. If they were caught they could simply say they were bringing tea to Alfie. 

“I wonder if someone tampered with Alfie’s hear medicine. Maybe he had taken some kind of drug that made him drowsy”

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29 minutes ago, Hinckley said:

Then, why would they kill Ezra? Are the cabins adjacent to each other? Perhaps Ezra simply overheard the struggle. Assuming Ezra is dead...

"That should be our next stop. Let's go to Ezra's cabin and I'll secure lock this cabin to preserve evidence."

30 minutes ago, Hinckley said:

Also, why didn't they take anything after Alfie was dead?"

"We don't know if they did, which is why I want everyone and every cabin searched, but even that is tricky, since we don't know what we're looking for."

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On 9/13/2020 at 11:18 AM, Bob said:

 

You’ll be given a map/layout of the ship as well as some choices that you can explore.

This would be nice.

"I'll vote for visiting Ezra's cabin next as well."

"Captain Bennett, Arthur, can we agree to bring our keys to the security terminal to learn if any of us accessed Engineering right before the FTL drive shutdown?"

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3 hours ago, Trekkie99 said:

"We gonna go pay Ezra a visit? I'll vote to that."

"Agreed, if he hasn't joined us yet, I fear the worst."

3 hours ago, Hinckley said:

"Aha, @Shadows and @jimmynick , to steal the machine, gotcha. That makes more sense. I'll try to listen more. Then, why would they kill Ezra? Are the cabins adjacent to each other? Perhaps Ezra simply overheard the struggle. Assuming Ezra is dead... Also, why didn't they take anything after Alfie was dead?"

"Let's not jump to conclusions until we check in on him."

3 hours ago, Tariq j said:

I guess a teapot would look draw less suspicion than a knife. If they were caught they could simply say they were bringing tea to Alfie. 

“I wonder if someone tampered with Alfie’s hear medicine. Maybe he had taken some kind of drug that made him drowsy”

"I wouldn't have suspected any of our guests were capable of such a horrific act, Blue Star cruises likes to ensure their clientele is of the highest caliber. Do you keep such questionable company Dr. Seymour?"

1 hour ago, Hinckley said:

This would be nice.

"I'll vote for visiting Ezra's cabin next as well."

"Captain Bennett, Arthur, can we agree to bring our keys to the security terminal to learn if any of us accessed Engineering right before the FTL drive shutdown?"

"Certainly."

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1 minute ago, Waterbrick Down said:

"I wouldn't have suspected any of our guests were capable of such a horrific act, Blue Star cruises likes to ensure their clientele is of the highest caliber. Do you keep such questionable company Dr. Seymour?"

"Way to toe the company line, Arthur. Our guests have money, surely. But I suspect most of them obtained it by ill-gotten means. That's how I view most well-off people anyway. We're surrounded by lawyers, politicians, businessmen...artists. They're all awful... no offense, sickos. Just my opinion."

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Just now, Hinckley said:

"Way to toe the company line, Arthur. Our guests have money, surely. But I suspect most of them obtained it by ill-gotten means. That's how I view most well-off people anyway. We're surrounded by lawyers, politicians, businessmen...artists. They're all awful... no offense, sickos. Just my opinion."

"I'm simply saying I don't believe I would have suspected a murder upon this vessel in the first place, someone merely taking food and cutlery back with them to their cabin would not have raised my suspicion or if they had requested a midnight snack. My duties entail just those sorts of requests."

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1 minute ago, Waterbrick Down said:

"I'm simply saying I don't believe I would have suspected a murder upon this vessel in the first place, someone merely taking food and cutlery back with them to their cabin would not have raised my suspicion or if they had requested a midnight snack. My duties entail just those sorts of requests."

"I suppose that's where we differ, vastly. I assumed they were all murderers."

Gabriella takes a sip from her martini.

"Where did this come from??!"

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5 hours ago, Hinckley said:

"Captain Bennett, Arthur, can we agree to bring our keys to the security terminal to learn if any of us accessed Engineering right before the FTL drive shutdown?"

"Sure, I think you still have mine."

3 hours ago, Hinckley said:

"I suppose that's where we differ, vastly. I assumed they were all murderers."

"I didn't assume any of them would be that interesting, really."

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5 hours ago, Waterbrick Down said:

I wouldn't have suspected any of our guests were capable of such a horrific act, Blue Star cruises likes to ensure their clientele is of the highest caliber. Do you keep such questionable company Dr. Seymour?"

“Well I’m not saying I suspect everyone of being a murder. Nor Do I keep such company - Colin is very well behaved I’ll have you know. I guess I’m just saying it would be less suspicious to be seen carrying a teapot than a single knife”. 

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9 hours ago, Hinckley said:

This would be nice.

I agree. It’ll be up later on today.
 

Is there anything else in this room you’d like to check before you all head to Ezra’s room? 

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"Oliver and Charlie, so nice of you to follow my lead"

20 hours ago, Pandora said:

"Well, we have established that this was heart medication for some rare disorder it seems, but I think the most sensible thing would be for @Fugazi Dr Frost to tell us exactly what the medicine is for and whether there is any bearing or relevance to our current findings and hypothesis."

12 hours ago, Trekkie99 said:

@Fugazi"Doctor could you please take a look at Alfie's heart meds? I'm sure you'd love to geek out over them."

11 hours ago, Tariq j said:

“I wonder if someone tampered with Alfie’s hear medicine. Maybe he had taken some kind of drug that made him drowsy”

"We won't have an answer to that until the Doctor replies."

Charlotte wonders to herself if she knew any of the names listed as financial backers. Charlotte is also still wondering about the timings of how long it would take to get from the bar to Alfie's room, and to engineering.

"@Hinckley Gabby, have you managed to ascertain yet how long the power was out for?"

 

25 minutes ago, Bob said:

Is there anything else in this room you’d like to check before you all head to Ezra’s room? 

"I'm happy for us to forge ahead to Ezra's room. You know it occurs to me that the person who might lose and or gain the most from the device Alfie was building would be our talented Chef. Who would need to pay for the services of a world renowned Chef if you could just replicate all their dishes 24/7? Equally, I imagine one's job as a Chef would be made immeasurably easier if one had exclusive access to such a device. No more quality control problems, all dishes hot, on time and perfect with minimal effort. Do you have any thoughts on this @Kristel Chef Baker?"

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3 minutes ago, Pandora said:

You know it occurs to me that the person who might lose and or gain the most from the device Alfie was building would be our talented Chef.

:oh: Holy-

Vote: Noah Baker

jk jk lol

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On 9/17/2020 at 8:42 AM, jimmynick said:

"I wanted to see if anything was inside..."

Noah wonders if this is really the case, noting to herself that most teapots are easy enough to see inside and that this one already had a shard missing.

 

22 hours ago, Waterbrick Down said:

“As I’ve been saying, to break into his room.”:hmpf:

“Why not take a knife from the dining room? A teapot simply doesn’t make sense.“

"This would have been my choice.  Much neater wound and easier to take back with you too, once you had done the killing thing."

 

17 hours ago, Waterbrick Down said:

"I'm simply saying I don't believe I would have suspected a murder upon this vessel in the first place, someone merely taking food and cutlery back with them to their cabin would not have raised my suspicion or if they had requested a midnight snack. My duties entail just those sorts of requests."

"I have about 15 murder weapons in the kitchen, all of them easily hidden up my chef's jacket sleeve.  Maybe not all at once."

 

9 hours ago, Pandora said:

"I'm happy for us to forge ahead to Ezra's room. You know it occurs to me that the person who might lose and or gain the most from the device Alfie was building would be our talented Chef. Who would need to pay for the services of a world renowned Chef if you could just replicate all their dishes 24/7? Equally, I imagine one's job as a Chef would be made immeasurably easier if one had exclusive access to such a device. No more quality control problems, all dishes hot, on time and perfect with minimal effort. Do you have any thoughts on this @Kristel Chef Baker?"

Thinks to himself that food from a replicator would be like eggs done in a microwave, and wonders why Charlotte seems to think that this particular one would be delivering perfect meals every time.  Does she know more about this patent than she is letting on?  Turns to Charlotte and says, "You're welcome to take your chances on a food replicator.  I'm sticking to the real thing."

 

Noah asks aloud to no-one in particular, "Before we check on Ezra, did we turn Alfie's body over to see if he was laying on anything?".  

 

Parks some other thoughts, such as whether we have video footage of the corridor outside Alfie's cabin to see if anyone was visiting him before the power was cut, and how long the system would keep such logs for before deleting them, for later.

 

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10 hours ago, Pandora said:

Charlotte wonders to herself if she knew any of the names listed as financial backers. Charlotte is also still wondering about the timings of how long it would take to get from the bar to Alfie's room, and to engineering.

Charlotte is aware of the same one as Emily, a famous venture capitalist. Here's the map!

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Room Key:
1a: Jack Mallory
1b: Sophie Young
1c: Charlie Seymour
1d: Oliver Hudson
1e: Alfie Peck
1f: Logan Frost
1g: Ezra Parry
1h: vacant

2a: Charlotte Sawyer
2b: George and Emily Dawson

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2 hours ago, Kristel said:

"Before we check on Ezra, did we turn Alfie's body over to see if he was laying on anything?".  

I'd like to turn over Alfie's body to check if there's anything underneath him.

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10 hours ago, jimmynick said:

Emily leaves the scene and walks to Ezra's room, with or without Bob's permission.

Arthur follows Emily.

"Hopefully Mr. Parry is simply a sound sleeper."

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13 hours ago, Trekkie99 said:

I'd like to turn over Alfie's body to check if there's anything underneath him.

There's nothing underneath Alfie's body except for some bloody bedding.

6 hours ago, Waterbrick Down said:

Arthur follows Emily.

"Hopefully Mr. Parry is simply a sound sleeper."

Ezra's room is right next door. His door is similarly locked and there's no answer at the door. How would you like to proceed?

Mod Note: If for some reason you'd ever like to return to Alfie's room, you may vote to do so

Second Mod Note: If I miss your action, please continue to ahem me and quote it. 

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40 minutes ago, Bob said:

There's nothing underneath Alfie's body except for some bloody bedding.

Ezra's room is right next door. His door is similarly locked and there's no answer at the door. How would you like to proceed?

Mod Note: If for some reason you'd ever like to return to Alfie's room, you may vote to do so

Second Mod Note: If I miss your action, please continue to ahem me and quote it. 

Arthur unlocks Ezra’s door.

On 9/17/2020 at 11:08 PM, Hinckley said:

Gabriella takes a sip from her martini.

"Where did this come from??!"

“Galaxy-class service, remember?” Arthur smiles.

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46 minutes ago, Tariq j said:

"Could we use the Captain's key pass to access the room like we did last time - whoever has it."

You could, yes.

30 minutes ago, Waterbrick Down said:

Arthur unlocks Ezra’s door.

“Galaxy-class service, remember?” Arthur smiles.

Your keycard does work, since you use it to housekeep. The door is now unlocked. 

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54 minutes ago, Bob said:

You could, yes.

Your keycard does work, since you use it to housekeep. The door is now unlocked. 

I would like to push the unlocked door open :hmpf:

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On 9/17/2020 at 11:47 AM, Pandora said:

"Well, we have established that this was heart medication for some rare disorder it seems, but I think the most sensible thing would be for @Fugazi Dr Frost to tell us exactly what the medicine is for and whether there is any bearing or relevance to our current findings and hypothesis.

On 9/17/2020 at 7:20 PM, Trekkie99 said:

 "Doctor could you please take a look at Alfie's heart meds? I'm sure you'd love to geek out over them."

Ahem... Yes, sorry, I was lost in my thoughts. I would like to have a look at Alfie's meds, I'm not a heart specialist but it's possible it's something I might have encountered before.

And if we've moved to Ezra's room already, then I'll make sure to make my way back to Alfie's after we're done.

 

On 9/17/2020 at 1:39 PM, Hinckley said:

@Waterbrick Down @Shadows "Captain Bennett, Arthur, why are you both suggesting this may have been accidental? Why would someone go through the trouble of shutting down the advanced and sophisticated FTL drive in order to shut down only the security systems, go grab a tea pot and go to Alfie's room? You think that was a friendly endeavor on the perpetrator's part? Odd that two people with access to the Engineering room are suggesting the death of Alfie wasn't murdered. Very interesting." 

Yes, the shutdown was likely planned but finding Alfie in his cabin perhaps wasn't. The murderer obviously prepared to break into Alfie's cabin, but not to kill him. It's likely he was after something inside the cabin, but it's not clear if they found it or not. We should search every cabin on this ship, but perhaps a full body search might also be required. :devil:

 

On 9/17/2020 at 8:08 PM, Hinckley said:

"Aha, @Shadows and @jimmynick , to steal the machine, gotcha. That makes more sense. I'll try to listen more. Then, why would they kill Ezra? Are the cabins adjacent to each other? Perhaps Ezra simply overheard the struggle. Assuming Ezra is dead... Also, why didn't they take anything after Alfie was dead?"

Yeah, why assume that Ezra is dead just because we didn't hear from her? :look:

 

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Just now, Fugazi said:

Yeah, why assume that Ezra is dead just because we didn't hear from her? :look:

"I agree, a terribly bad thign to do. You know what they say about assume. It makes a megablock out of you and me."

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1 minute ago, Fugazi said:

Yeah, why assume that Ezra is dead just because we didn't hear from her? :look:

Him. I meant him. He's a he, is he?

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