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Crime Scene Investigation
To keep the story moving forward, let’s take a trip down to Mission Operations where Knight 15 is waiting with our CMS.
Consortium officers can now hold discussions over the communicator. Whenever you’re replying in private, you’ll see a [CMS] icon near your speech choice.
Suggest taking out the mercenaries outside to get a +2 alignment boost with R25 and a +1 to K15. If it wasn’t obvious, both are pretty tired of these thugs, but they’re not ready to start fighting quite yet.
Next, it’s time to meet the Captain. R15, or Wade as he prefers, is in the cockpit. Give him a friendly greeting to improve your alignment by +1.
Things aren’t looking so hot on the Zenlil. Wade offers to let you listen to a recording captured between Kiril and one of his mercenaries discussing plans to attack the vessel.
The ship is now on high alert, and the cockpit door will open. Chat it up with Wade and he’ll explain how he’ll help. Jovial or light-hearted responses will improve your alignment with him. Ask about those drinks for a +1.
Putting your death on his shoulders, or asking if the ship is his first love? +1 points for both.
But, revealing your age? 21 nets a -1 alignment loss. Wade doesn’t want to be reminded of his age!
After the chat, an alarm will sound. Offer to check out the noise, and Wade will give up another +2 alignment points.
The room is just across from Bishop’s. In the second deck hallway, it’s the second door on the right from Mission Operations.
After opening the door, and speaking the command, “Lights” I found a grisly sight.
I agreed to stay in the room while they sent over more personnel to lock down the area. The lieutenants don’t want knowledge of the murder to spread.
Rook 25 and 13 will enter the room. R13 is the doctor, and he quickly judges the death a murder.
Once they two move the body, a new piece of evidence appears. Kieran’s book – something he calls the Guardian Church Bible. Instead of jumping to conclusions and throwing him in the brig, I decided to grill the doctor on the church.
From his statement, it sounds like about half the crew is part of this church. That’s a lot of suspects, and Kieran loaned his book out earlier that day. There’s no reason to throw the doc in the brig yet, and assuming he’s been framed is one bridge too far.
Agree to help find the murderer, and R25 will give +2 alignment points, but K15 doesn’t want to hear it. Sounds like we’ll have to start our own unofficial investigation to find the culprit. Knight 15 doesn’t want anything to do with this until they land in Ireland.
There’s no time for questions now. Rush back to Mission Operations to get a meeting with the leader of the mercenaries threatening the Zenlil.