Murder on the Majestic Otter

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Jack Rothwell
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Re: Murder on the Majestic Otter

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"Is there anybody else that could have come up with the extra hand that was in that other guy's room? Oh, wait, you don't know about that."

Jade shuddered at the new information. Violence was a subject the blacksmith was on familiar terms with; but a woman had her limits.

"Your master could trans... erm.. transmag... riffy..."

"Transmogrify." Supplied Khoo.

"Yeah, that...thing...to people. Leo told me you'd been... mogrified when he first met you?"

"That's not a real word, Jade."

"Whatever. Could he shift dead organic material into something else? I keep thinking about that patchwork corpse that got this ball rolling as well. Would he have the skill set to piece together a body from different sources? Would he have any reason to do that? What about himself? Has he got any reason to modify his own body?"

She caught herself and gave the familiar an apologetic smile.

"Sorry about the barrage of questions. I get manic sometimes with creative things. Leo tells me it's just as well I can't do magic because Gods know what kind of mischief I'd get up to." She shrugged. "Chances are I'd probably be the one responsible for the mix and match corpse if that was true."

OOC God, can you imagine Jade as a tech nut villain? :twisted: /OOC
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[OOC: Yeah, that would be scary! So a brief response:]

Khoo shook his head. "You'd have to be a real specialist to do that. Not just a lifemage -- I know what you're thinking -- but one with unusual skills. (And an incredibly strong stomach.)"

"Yeah, that's beyond him. In case you were thinking it," Edgar chimed in, "the missus wouldn't have those skills either. She's what the Farrelites would call a 'general practitioner' -- can do lots of healing, but nothing specialized like would be needed for that."

Khoo nodded; this came as something of a relief, actually. "So most likely it was a real, extra hand. But who would have access to body parts on board? And why would they do something as crazy, as gross, as that?"

The question did seem to need discussing ...
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[OOC: A twofer at the infirmary, to deal with something I missed with the previous one:]

Tori was getting the color back in her very attractive face, and after a brief Hygiene spell (Khoo following her good example, and noting in the process that her ears were just very slightly pointed), she sighed. "Well, we'd better get this place cleaned up before Mr. Stuffed Shirt gets here."

Dissent came first from an unexpected source. "No, we shouldn't," Kevin said. "It's a crime scene. We'd be tampering with evidence, which automatically turns us into suspects." Three faces turned to look at him, and he added, "I ... do have a little evidence with crime scenes. Cleaning them up, I mean."

"Cleaning them up" ... right, thought Khoo, who was getting his doubts about the muscular man anyway. Well, now wasn't the time to pursue those doubts. "You think it'd be okay if I stabilized the scene instead, with some magic?" he asked. "We really don't want blood getting tracked from the crime scene all over the place, and besides, the seagulls are going to find it before long."

At this observation, Edgar produced a very human-like "Hmmm." Then: "That's funny: why haven't they found it already? A gull can smell a pool of blood this size a mile away."

Khoo bent to cast a Ward that would both preserve the site from both intruders and natural decay, but he suddenly pulled up. "That's weird," he said. "This place already has a Ward on it, put on by somebody else."

"The person who left that bootprint?" Tori ventured.

Khoo looked again, was surprised at what he saw. "No, the print is under the Ward. It got preserved too."

Kevin emitted a low rumble at odds with his usual, surprisingly soft voice. "Sounds to me like someone is trying to frame this Lifemage Saraya whose boot that fits."

And Edgar's turn: "Which means she's still alive ... somewhere."
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