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Destiny Strings Mods ([personal profile] stringmods) wrote in [community profile] destinystrings2014-05-16 08:53 pm

Turnabout a la Mode! Day 1 Investigation

The journey is far less painful than might be expected. After arriving in the Champ de Mars in Paris, the arriving strangers go unnoticed by the crowds all around, the people too busy whispering to each other in horror. Several are crying and others are carrying their children away from the Eiffel Tower which stands high above in the dark Paris night.

The area is hauntingly beautiful, with lights covering the trees of Paris's park and banners talking about the great Tic and Tac's final Parisian tour before going worldwide. So why is the entire place so somber?

The fact that the police are scrambling about is the first clue that something is very wrong. As the Visitors were warned, their powers are completely gone, leaving only their mundane skills. With no Persona to call on, it will make this entire journey far harder... but thankfully Minerva can be spotted close by.

But before anyone can do anything, she's being carried away by the policemen, put into a car, and carted off.  The police bar the perimeter, looking at you in annoyance.

"Mesdames et Messieurs, the show is over, and this area is a crime scene. Please move back so as not to cause issues with the investigation."

It seems something terrible has happened...

But just as you're pondering your next move, another car screeches up beside the yellow tape, and a man with a fervent expression and a rather alarming mustache leaps out of the car.  Gesticulating wildly, he descends upon the scene like a storm of extravagantly expensive cologne.

"Get back, get back!  A terrible crime has occurred here!  And I, Chief Inspector Otto Gaffe, swear that I shall not rest until justice is served!"

A flailing arm barely avoids breaking a nose as he impatiently pushes you out of the way.

"Who are you?  ...Is that an attorney's badge?"

Perhaps this would be a good place to start.

((There will be no tag order so as to speed things along!  But each group should only respond to the portions marked for them (A, B, or Defense).  When all the necessary clues have been discovered, we will initiate Day 1 Court. You may respond!))
thirdarrow: (averted ♒ Anser erythropus)

[personal profile] thirdarrow 2014-05-20 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
His time was running out fast, so he decided to take a look at what was in the woman's pocket. He examined it very briefly, enough for him to commit its image into his memory, and then quickly replaces it into the woman's pocket, throwing the sheet back over.

Before the policemen notice, he quickly moves away from the victim and turned so that his back was to them, giving the impression of sketching the scenery. However, he was actually putting down the image of the object, as it was still fresh in his mind.
turnaboutalamode: (Tower)

[personal profile] turnaboutalamode 2014-05-20 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
> Sketch of the item recorded.

If he showed the sketch to someone else, they might be able to tell him it looked like a USB drive, unless Takakage already knew what it was.
thirdarrow: (focus ♒ Ardea cinerea)

[personal profile] thirdarrow 2014-05-20 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
Well. The item was certainly foreign, but it seemed important. He had half a mind to retrieve it and give it to a Visitor more acquainted with modern technology, but it might complicate the court process later.

The next course of action would be to ask a native.

He took one last look around the area for anything out of the norm that the magicians may have left on the stage, before leaving to find anyone who might be able to give him answers.