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-THE DEAD CANNOT TALK AT ALL. POSTS MADE BY THE DEAD WILL BE DELETED.Preparation Phase[URL=http://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?p=159944#p159944]Night One[URL=http://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?p=161344#p161344]Day One[URL=http://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?p=162691#p162691]Night Two
As the sun sank beneath the horizon, darkness swiftly spread across the city. Ravens seemed to perch at every lamppost that barely brightened the urban streets of Beika, spooking its citizens into concealing themselves within their homes. The odd avian omen planted seeds of fear within mortal mind, causing some families to close their blinds and curtains and others to leave their homes to stay overnight with close friends. Many crowded around their televisions to watch the news as it reported a sighting of bears outside city limits. A small handful of people took this as another grim warning of things to come, quickly packed their belongings and fled Beika in fear for their safety. However, those few who were not that superstitious talked amongst each other, agreeing unanimously that the odd sighting of these ursine creatures were the least of their worriesâ€”or were theyâ€¦?
Within the darkened city of Beika, the sudden cry of cicadas reverberated throughout the streets. The ravens, still perched upon the lampposts, sang out cacophonously in response. Those who heard the eerie and unusual omen took it as a motion to go to sleepâ€”to sleep and hope these odd occurrences were all tricks of the mind; to hope that the horrors that they thought were about to unfold would be forever locked in the box filled with the rest of the evils of the worldâ€¦ but alas. Such hope can only be gained if the box is opened. The box was far from just openedâ€”it was smashed open, mercilessly torn apart by the black demons that hid themselves within the city to hide and plan the murders they would soon executeâ€¦
The ravens suddenly took off in unison to find safer haven as lightning flashed and thunder roared from the heavens. The soft tintinnabulation of the rain now coincided with the still crying cicadasâ€¦
Perhaps the people of Beika shouldâ€™ve followed the handful that fled the city.
[b]NIGHT ONE BEGINS
[b][size=200]NIGHT ONE ENDS
The skies were ignorant of the mortal people who pleaded for hopeâ€”fluffy cumulonimbus clouds kept the skies gray and the city shrouded in darkness and rain. Many people remained in their homes, the seeds of fear steadily growing in their minds. People kept their television on to the news, wanting to know the information that would surely guarantee their safety (none of them wondering why they felt so in dangerâ€”sure there were the odd omens of the previous night, butâ€¦). Today we look into the home of a random manâ€”letâ€™s call him Touruâ€” with a random job and a random boyfriend girlfriend
boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend (who was apparently named Tomoko), who like many others had their eyes glued to his TV screenâ€¦Female Newscaster: â€¦and in Beika today, some light showers will occur throughout the day with a storm that will follow at night. Thankfully the storm will not last long, so by tomorrow we will see storm cloud-free, bright skies! Back to you, Sakuma-san.
Sakuma: Thank you, Miyajima-san. We have just received news that a teenager was discovered dead in front of Beika Police Department. The victim, Ran(Beastly), was found gagged, with a single bullet wound in the middle of her head and her hands tied behind her back. Upon further inspection, a camera was found in her right pocket. The camera held the footage of her death, as shown:
The footage first shows Beika Parkâ€”800m from Police Department. The camera suddenly moves to the right and catches Ran running in park, running and dodging the bullets that buzzed toward her. Ran continued the dash, despite her hands being tied. Throughout the run she would periodically trip and fall, but the will to live pumped adrenaline throughout her body and made her get up. A dive to the left, flank to the right... At first glance, the girl seems to be doing a wonderful job, dodging all of those bullets without getting a single hitâ€¦
After a while, however, itâ€™s easy to see that Ran is not the one who dodging the bulletsâ€” rather the mysterious shooters are purposely missing to shoot her, almost as if they were toying with her lifeâ€¦
The video now shows Ran running toward the police station. An expression of relief flittered through her face, but suddenly a bullet hit her from behind her head and pierced through her skull right between the eyes. The video promptly stops there.
[i]Sakuma: Police have found out that the bullet piercing the victimâ€™s skull matched to an M118â€”a bullet that would fit perfectly into an M24 sniper rifle. While the video clearly showed the victim last seen in Beika Park, her whereabouts beforehand are unknown. In other news, the odd sighting of bears that occurred yesterday has been confirmedâ€”about six to nine bears have been spotted entering the perimeter of Beika earlier this morning. We ask that, if you spot them, you do not approach themâ€”call the police immediately. Authorities have been called in attempts to get permission toâ€”
The random man named Touru switches his TV off, continues to eat his random breakfast before taking a random bag from his random fridge and leaving his random house to go to his random job. Several random minutes later the random man hurriedly rushed to his random house. The random boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend had called him, yelling that heâ€™d forgotten his random umbrella. The random man shared a hug with the random boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend (what was her name again, Tomoko?) and ran out of his random house so he wouldnâ€™t be late for his random job.
The citizens of Beika definitely
should have left last night.
[size=200][color=brown]DAY ONE BEGINSDAY ONE ENDS
Several citizens of Beika talked throughout the day and unanimously agreed: Ranâ€™s
murderer would pay for killing her, and s/he would pay for it in blood. The citizens, some hiding under umbrellas and some hiding under raincoats, gathered at the park where a lightly showered gallows was erected. For what little was left of the day the populace readily agreed on whom to lynch, seemingly ignoring the slow increase of rainfall. Eventually, the designated executioner grabbed the accused and tightened the hangmanâ€™s noose harshly around her neck. While the accused helplessly tried to plead for her lifeâ€”a rather futile attempt, why didnâ€™t she try to plead beforehand? â€”she screamed, "Kill them All and win this game, Aibo! Even without a sniper, our killing force & power is still enough to hunt them down!!"
The floor beneath her was removed, and the unmistakable sound of a neck snapping made silence loom over the mob.
As the clouds continued to darken and the rain worsened, the people finally realized the heaving rain and quickly fled the park to hide within their homes once more. Unlike the night before, they didnâ€™t hear the shrill cry of the cicadas as they mournedâ€”or were they mocking? â€”the accused, Chianti(xpon)
, who had been left unmistakably hanging at the gallows, unmistakably deadâ€¦
Before the sun could set behind the mourning clouds, Megure(Khinkhun)
writhed on the wet stone pavement and drew his last breathâ€¦ It didnâ€™t take long for the afternoon news to report the deathâ€”murder, they said, via poisoningâ€¦
As the murder was being reported on the news, there was a group of police officers investigating a house that was pretty much on the opposite side of Beika where the murder occurred. Takabe Kenichi, a police inspector ordered to handle the case, had just arrived on the scene. Inspector Takabe approached the one of the police officers who arrived earlier to the scene.
Takabe: What do we have here?
Police Officer: It seems like suicideâ€¦ Okiya(Ctu)
â€™s throat was cut about half an hour ago.
Takabe: Wh-what?!! You mean that Mamiya is still alive?!!
Police Officer: O-Oh, no. The slash marks arenâ€™t in an X positionâ€¦
As the inspector continued to talk with the officer, several other officers scrambled to find clues as to why Okiya
had committed suicide. Not too long after, one police officer found several letters written from Megure (Khinkhun)
. Also, stuffed in the trash can were what seemed to be two wedding rings and two identical glass fishes.Voting:
xcommando - xpon
bluekaitou1412 - xpon
Yurikochan - xpon
Laurell - xpon
Callid - xpon
Holmes - xpon
Akonyl â€“ xpon
James Rye â€“ xpon
Schillok â€“ xpon
pofa â€“ xpon
conia â€“ xpon
Detective Tommy - xpon
PhoenixTears â€“ xpon
Sherlock3 â€“ xpon
xpon â€“ Schillok
Kleene Onigiri â€“ xpon
Khinkhun â€“ xpon
Schillok: 1xpon: 16NIGHT TWO BEGINSNIGHT TWO ENDS
Early morning next day the remnants of the heavy storm subsided back to the light shower of the previous day. Despite said rain and deep puddles left from the night, police officers Oida and Fujiwara still continued their early morning patrol at the park. By the time they finished their round the duo spotted the very wet gallows. After a moment of staring the two shrugged and headed back to their police box, finding nothing odd with the erected old execution device. However, it can be agreed that if those who attended the lynching that occurred were in the place of the officers, they would find it so very odd to find a rope (or the body tied with it) not tied around the beam of the gallows. In fact the rope, snapped in half and dampened with rainwater, was slightly bathed in blood and void of the body it had killed yesterdayâ€¦
True to the newscasterâ€™s word, the last drops of rain ceased an hour later when the storm clouds disappeared, leaving the skies a pleasant azure and the sun to shine bright upon the city of Beika. However that hour later, Oida and Fujiwara found Akai(Abs.)
dead in a telephone booth not far from the park with a bullet wound in the middle of his forehead. He was clutching the phone tightly with his left hand, and with the right hand, an old dingy tape recorder. While Officer Oida called for an ambulance and backup, Officer Fujiwara hesitantly replayed the tape, hoping that maybe the victim caught some something about his murderer:
Sent separate private communications to three persons: Kleene Onigiri, TheBlind, Schillok.
Told each I was going to investigate them.
Told each this was going to be stated in my will...*the tape seems to emit a scratching noise hereâ€¦*
Only one replied in a suspicious, defensive manner. That one was Schillok.
That is all.
Schillok has reached out to me and another person. It only serves to make me even more suspicious of him.
Suspicious of nomemory (what was her name again?), due to possible clue of "boyfriend looks like a girlfriend" - ergo, The Killers - she could be a Town/BO Lover. However no solid evidence yet, and will continue to keep in contact.
Schillok has hatched a plan for our night actions...*scratching noise* ...that would effectively block any possible interrogations by the three of us. Still suspicious.
Xcommando could be BO. No one even attempted to defend xpon, as if xpon had wanted to be lynched in the first place. Going to investigate if Xcommando truly interrogated me tonight, since I have a hunch that's what's really planned to happen (regardless of what I've been told). He could be BO, and therefore already know whether I (and xpon as well, for that matter) am BO or not without interrogating.
So far none of the above should know my role, if I happen to die via... *scratching noise*
Have not told any of the above what I plan to investigate.
Ten minutes later an ambulance as well as a newsvan arrived at the scene. The murder, along with the tape, was shown on TV not too long after.DAY TWO BEGINSDAY TWO ENDS
Inspector Takabe, in charge of the murder/suicide of the lovers Megure and Okiya, was coincidentally ordered to investigate the murder of [u]Akai. He had stayed there since he was called to the scene, trying to figure out just who killed this man. His thoughts were interrupted by a phone callâ€”a call coming from Tagamichi Takeshi, another police inspector and a good friend of his. He swiftly answered his phone.
Takabe: Itâ€™s Takabe. What is it, Inspector Tagamichi?
Tagamichi: You can relax now, Inspector Takabe. It seems that conia
here was arrested. Orders say for you to come back to headquarters to further interrogate him. Iâ€™ll take over things from there.
Inspector Takabe let out a sigh of slight relief and replied back to the inspector affirmatively before hanging up. Inspector Takabe stared at the crime scene once more before climbing into a police car that would take him back to the Police Department. While he was relieved there was a prime suspect for the murders, he couldnâ€™t help but feel that something bad was about to happenâ€¦
The citizens of Beika gathered at the gallows once more, all agreeing that Akaiâ€™s
murderer was amongst them. While the designated executioner fixed another noose around the beam, the mob argued left and right on who would be killed next. Several people took note of the bloody snapped rope on the floor of the gallows but kept silent about itâ€”or rather, they attempted to get the mobâ€™s attention on it but were drowned out by their feral roars of blameâ€¦
[i]â€œHeâ€™s the one who did it! Kill him!â€