Requesting Players for Murder Witnesses

So, I’ve been thinking about how to advance the plot in Angelic Sins. We have a murder mystery / supernatural killer plot going on there. A team has been assembled to work on it but I realized they have no work to do yet. Thus, we need to provide witnesses.

To that end, I’m going to be putting it out there for people to bring forward witnesses. We’ll do the RP for the murder’s on the server, live. Most of the witnesses will be NPC’s, more than likely, so people are free to bring a character into that without approval. Some of the witnesses could be full characters as well.

I’d like to get this rolling as soon as possible, anyone wishing to participate, let me know.

Council Convened for Ongoing Murders

The Vampire Council of the city has convened a session to discuss the ongoing threat to the city, with an increasing number of murders plaguing the city with clearly supernatural origins. The primary focus is on the set of unsolved serial murders going on with the city, as we previously reported no supernatural groups have been found responsible for the deaths nor as a cause been found. The general cause of the murders vary with every strike, but now a total of 22 murders have taken place, this number is more than doubled from the previously thought of 10 murders. Investigators have found a 2nd death corresponding to each murder, the death coming from severe brain damage. Autopsy has provided the cause of death but not how it happened, there are a number of victims in hospitals all over the city with similar brain damage, though less severe indicating a potentially greater threat. All the victims so far have been human with no link between them.

The Council has put forth a general call for investigators to descend upon the city with a substantial cash reward for those who can help solve the case and even resolve the problem entirely. While the Out of Aces Detective Agency has already thrown their hat in the ring, it is clear this could be a dangerous assignment – and they do not have exclusive rights to the case. Instead, the council has demanded that any investigators share information. The downside is failure may result in increasingly lavish punishments from the council, those who do not deliver on their word often end up dead.

Further, those with knowledge of the current investigation have told of a mysterious signal coming in over shortwave channels, someone who has been tracking the case up until this point. Details on that are sketchy but if that is indeed true it could point to a larger conspiracy on the horizon for the city. The Council itself has said nothing further other than the general call to investigate the case and seek a resolution.

Serial Killer Still at Large

The previous reports of a diabolical serial killer remain unresolved. Police investigations have stalled and little information has been passed to the public. It is clear, however, that the killings have not stopped. These bloody killings seem to involve multiple dead with differen methods which suggests a team. The FBI has been called in to profile the killers in an attempt to discover their next victem. Since the first discoveries of the killings the investigation has focused on the supernatural community. Vampires are still at the top of the suspect pool after a rogue group of teenage vampires were caught draining people in plain view of the mundanes in the area. This prompted the immediate execution of those Vampires and a statement being released that the Vampire community values its partnership with city leaders and other officials who are welcome to present any evidence of Vampire involvement. Further statements indicate that the fragile truce which has lasted for decades within the city may be fraying in places since the city has produced on such proof.

Private investigators have also been on the case, attempting to solve the problem for the community itself. Though such investigations are hardly public, one source has given the Morning Star exclusive access to documents which suggest a potential occult link which could point to ordinary humans being at fault. This has escelated tensions between mundane humans and supernatural’s who have lived in relative peace for most of the cities history. Since magic and psionic users have operated on the fringe of both socities for some time it has fallen to such leaders who attempt to hold the uneasy peace. The mayor’s office has admitted that it is considering strengthening its protections for those citizens who are less able to defend themselves, though no details have been released on exactly what this would mean. It is clear, however, that if there isn’t a break in the case soon the two major factions of the population could become violent as pressure increases to stop the killings which have left over two dozen dead in increasingly savage killings.

The peculiar habit of the killers of not only brutally murdering one but then leaving another dead of apparent brain injury has left many questioning if the two are even related. However, police have commented that there is a strong correlation and even local organized crime outfits have offered assistance to the police in uncovering who is behind these strange and savage murders.

Investigation Stalled

The investigation into numerous attacks has been stalled and stone-walled. Largely by the US Department of Defense, where officials are still choosing not to comment. Details are scant, and so far the witnesses who have come forward have recanted stating that they misunderstood what they saw before they decline to comment further. The mayor’s office has previously stated that they will find answers for those impacted by the recent attacks but that office has also fallen silent. The supernatural community has provided little in the way of explination either as many there also seem to have no idea what happened other than the fact that it appears several large scale creatures attacked the civilian population and were defeated. Reports as to the people who actually participated in the fight are sketchy at best.

Possible Home Invasions

In the Old Town Triangle area of Chicago a number of home invasions have been reported. Police have declined to comment about the ongoing investigation but have confirmed that incidents did occur in the wealthy area. Confirmed reports from other sources have also stated that several families were found dead and evidence suggests that the attacks were potentially carried about by a rogue Ghoul attempting to feed. Witnesses described a male and female pair, though it is unclear if both are Ghoul’s or just one. The pair appear to have some method for gaining entry into the apartments similar to the spells cast by a Vampire, though contacts in the Vampire community are just as anxious to resolve the situation as anyone else and claim to have no knowledge of the perpetrators.

Since magic appears to be involved beyond the normal abilities of a Ghoul the investigation has focused primarily on that community. A spokeman for the local guild of magic users have stated that they know nothing about the incidents and indicated that the answer may be found with other communities, perhaps even those with psionic abilities.

Vigilante Justice

An unknown individual has been sighted in the city performing what some are calling a public service, killing local thugs and drug dealers in cold blood. Police are investigating the claims much to the critism of some, who claim their time is better spent trying to protect law abiding citizens. Though city officials have admitted the criminal element is one which has plagued many they denounce the actions of the vigilante and have called for citizens to understand the police follow the laws and vigilantism is the gateway to chaos. Police officials have stated that if found, the vigilante will face charges for multiple counts of homocide.