#103. Split up.

14th Jan 2019, 9:03 PM

Split up.
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Mochi on 14th Jan 2019, 9:03 PM

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You decide that Pythia and Taiki will go check out the lab where Calloway was shot, and see if they can find anything there. You and Trin will go back to Calloway's office with the blacklight and see what you can turn up. Trin doesn't say anything, but they seem relieved that the two of you aren't going to the lab. You give Taiki one of your flat screwdrivers just in case there are any locks that need to be jimmied.

"Thanks," he says, sliding it into his pocket.

The four of you make your way down to the next floor, and part ways.

You and Trin walk into Calloway's office, and you're reminded of the mess in here again. Calloway is still slumped in his chair where you left him. Everything is still covered in blood. You realize you've gone noseblind to the smell of blood at this point, which is probably a blessing. Trin begins to investigate the book shelf, and you make your way over to the filing cabinet. The top drawer is locked, so you check out the bottom drawer first. The first thing that catches your eye is a half-full bottle of whiskey tucked into the space behind the actual files. You pull it out, and show Trin.

"I am thinking I would be drinking, too, if I was spending year working on AI that turned out to be homicidal maniac," they say, "he is probably not only one to be hiding alcohol in office."

They raise a fair point. You set the bottle down on top of the cabinet, and start looking through the files for anything that might be useful. Trin, meanwhile, picks up a small red box from the book shelf. They try to open it to no avail, then give it a shake. You look up when you hear the rattling.

"There is being something inside," they say, "but box is locked."



You walk into the lab room, and are startled by the three drones standing still where Pythia left them. You ask her if she could... maybe move them. Somewhere else. It's a bit crowded in here.

She sounds like she's trying not to laugh at you as she says "Of course," and sends the drones off down the hall.

With them gone, you're free to take a good look at the sad state of this room.

"I suppose this is the team that was working on Daisy," Pythia says, "or... a few of them, at least."

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pkrankow on 14th Jan 2019, 10:16 PM

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Dead men don't need alcohol, the living have many uses for it besides drinking. Into the TIM it goes.

Puzzle box? Interesting. Blacklight on it.

In the lab start with the computer.

Kumondo on 15th Jan 2019, 1:11 AM

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Seconding all this; good places to start. Mayhaps have the lab team rifle through cabinets as well, and keep an eye out for signs if anything has been removed from here; it seems odd to me that there are no signs that Daisy has been here, with her team, while Pythia was in Dr. Metaxas office.

pkrankow on 15th Jan 2019, 1:24 AM

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We used to keep the booze UNDER the bottom drawer of the file cabinet. The drawer was easy to remove.

At another place I worked the booze was inside the back of a cabinet not pushed tight yo the wall.

Frission on 16th Jan 2019, 1:53 AM

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Rifle dem cabinets! Pillage pillage pillage! Search da pokkits! Take the fire extinguisher for good measure! :D

Pythia must be properly taught the ways of Survival Kleptomania. *nods sagely*

Guest on 17th Jan 2019, 10:14 AM

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It’s not thievery, it’s Aggressive Resource Acquisition!
And see if you can find the programming team’s Rubber Duck.