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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2007, 11:32:45 AM »

"Funeral's tomorrow at 9:30 and I intend to be there. I'll be up early for a swim tomorrow, so I can read it over breakfast. Call it 8am?" Pausing to reach a spot, Reese then continues as if nothing were amiss. "If you want in, I'm on the scene and I can arrange to lose my keycard to get you onto the elevators. Just tell me where."

"Should be doable, I'll keep you posted - partially dependant on how long of a runaround the local cops will give me to see the scene. Don't expect miracles, but I should be able to dig up previous drug history and get you the forensics by tonight or tomorrow morning."
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2007, 11:41:50 AM »

Finished with the loofah for now, Reese inspects her nails to see if a manicure is necessary while Stephan speaks.

"Thanks. So do you want the security keycard? I can do a dead drop somewhere out in the foyer? Say a soft drink can?"

OOC: I don't think you do right? Anyway, talk to you all tomorrow.
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2007, 07:54:48 AM »

As time goes by

Nietzsche (RabidGerbil) has compiled a Caliber II dossier on Sophia Phillips.  It contains the type of information listed on page 233 of the 2.0 rulebook.  You can ask me any questions that would likely be in the dossier.  In addition I have put a little initial detail below.

Quote from: Dossier on Sophia Phillips
Sophia has no prior criminal record, except for a court issued caution relating to the protest marches against cybernetic warfare research from 6 years ago.  She has a reasonably clean driving record, with two old speeding fines and a more recent red traffic light infringement.
Her credit and financial history are very healthly, but indicate an overnight visit to the casino with associated gambling once every 2-4 weeks for the last 9 months.
She was not previously known as a drug user, but the draft pathology reports from the investigation of her death reveal she has been using the drug 'Pump' on an occassional basis for the last 3-6 months.  The same report also reveals she had sexual contact (with no sign of violence) in the 8 hour sprior to her death.

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2007, 08:08:36 AM »

As time goes by

Reese (Bubbalin) has discretely received her requested Cover Identity (Caliber II - Research).  Claire Willetts has records supporting - enrollment in college with Sophia Phillips at Diamond City; a subsequent career in Research focusing on propulsion/guidance technology used by Watercraft previously located at Dome-Nova (Singapore); Memebership with the charity 'Global Prosperity' (of which Sophia was am active supporter); A combined passport/license/id issued from Dome-Nova; Paperwork/visas/tickets supporting current travel to Sapphire City.
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2007, 08:15:13 AM »

Skimming through the dossier while she gives herself a manicure for the evening, Reese skims to the part of the dossier covering Sophia's early life. Particularly finding out how old Sophia was, and what schools she attended with a view of potentially turning up to the funeral as an 'old chum'. She will work on memorising Sohpia's family, such as her father, mother and siblings, as well as some of their relationships which she can potentially relate as 'having discussed with Sophia'. Reese is also looking for any other potential dirt in terms of past dubious relationships and/or non-illegal but nonetheless publicly embarrasing activities.
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2007, 09:01:21 AM »

Reese (Bubbalin) is now familar with the contents of the dossier, and has also had time to do a little research on the college that 'Claire' attended with Sophia and the likley subjects/activities they could have jointly done while there.

Quote from: Dossier of Sophia Phillips
While the family initially became quite close around the time Sophia's mother and sister died, her brother became very unsettled and actively involved with extreme sports and illegal street racing (serving a small 1 month stint in prison after repeatedly being caught and fined on previous occassions).
Sophia and her father became openly hostile then distant a short time later, but it is unkown if this is due to her father remarrying someone younger or Sophia starting a relationship with a suspected crime figure (or both).
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2007, 09:19:57 AM »

OOC: Sorry, I don't know why this is really important to me, but how old is Sophia and her husband?
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2007, 09:32:04 AM »

She was in her late twenties, her husband in his mid-late thirties.
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2007, 10:02:27 AM »

Fast Forward to Evening

Stepping out of the elevator, Reese feigned an air of indifference as she strode across the lobby in the outift she had picked up with agency funds, fighting from cringing inwardly at being seen in such a dress. The dress was just slightly over the top, and deliberately so, with just a little too much cleavage, a little too much leg and a little too pink to be truly classy. The sort of dress that celebrity magazines bemoan as 'trashy', not because of each individual part of the dress, but combined they gave the impression of one trying just a little too hard. The naivette of a social innocent thrust into the spotlight.

OOC: Imagine the dress as something you can see Paris Hilton or Pamela Anderson wearing

Carefully walking across the lobby, Reese glanced down at the pink heels picked to match her dress and far too high for any sensible woman to wear, making sure that she didn't stumble in them. As she went through the automatic doors, Reese hailed a taxi and caught sight of the long false nails she had attached earlier and painted in a similarly gaudy shade of pink.

Carefully stepping off the kerb onto the cobbles that constituted the driveway, Reese manouvered herself into the vehicle, ensuring that she neither exposed herself by taking too large a step, or leaning forward too far. This was neither the time nor the place for it. Taking refuge in the silk wrap, once more the same pinkish hue, Reese felt her necklace tickle the skin of her chest, the pink beeds dangling low to accentuate the cut of the dress.

Settled in the seat, Reese avoided eye contact with the driver, sure he was either going to mock her or ogle her and simply said pleasantly, "The Sapphire Exhibition Centre please."

Putting on her game face in the back, Reese silently reminds herself, "Dangle the bait, but never give it to them."
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2007, 10:32:17 AM »

Sapphire Exhibition Center - 7.30 pm - Pheonyx Engines Cocktail Party & Car Show

The waiter who was standing not far from the entrance looking a little dispondent seems genuinely suprised to see Reese.  The smile on his face seems beyond that of a horney male who got a date with a gorgeous woman, it is more comparable to a dieing man who has had his last wish come true.  He is holding a ticket and a computer storage card tightly in his hand.

Quote from: Robert Dietel (Waiter)
Wow I'm so glad you came, I honestly thought you may have been too busy for me.  You must really like cars then hey?  Well they should have some great car stuff tonight.  Oh I never told you my name, its Robert Dietel.  And I never caught yours at the hotel, we aren't really supposed to socialise with guests.  Anyway later tonight they are running the simulation tests for the potential cadetships and I've spent ages tuning mine so i hope that ... ... oh no.

Robert stares over at the short queue by the entry and the happiness drains away, replaced with the look of a frightened boy that he had just before you arrived.

Quote from: Robert Dietel
Thats my girlfriend over there with her parents, her mum has some senior role with the company.  But who's that guy she's holding hands with?


GC Note: Sure it's cheezy, but even charismatic super agents have to take time out to help a jilted lover.  Who knows what else the evening will bring?   Wink
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2007, 11:02:43 AM »

Stepping out of the cab with even more care than she did entering it, considering the paparazzi around, Reese puts a large smile on her face and walks with a casual pace until she spots her date.

Quote from: Robert Dietel (Waiter)
Wow I'm so glad you came, I honestly thought you may have been too busy for me.  You must really like cars then hey?  Well they should have some great car stuff tonight.  Oh I never told you my name, its Robert Dietel.  And I never caught yours at the hotel, we aren't really supposed to socialise with guests.  Anyway later tonight they are running the simulation tests for the potential cadetships and I've spent ages tuning mine so i hope that ... ... oh no.

"I'm Ruby," Reese offers in her happy, ditzy voice, a broad smile and then semi-coy look on her face, then adds, "But I much prefer pink," with a slight flourish to accompany it. Seeing his drifting attention, she glances over and takes in the woman he's gesturing at.

OOC: What does she look like, and is there anything significant about her?

Quote from: Robert Dietel
Thats my girlfriend over there with her parents, her mum has some senior role with the company.  But who's that guy she's holding hands with?

Taking his hand and pulling it against her thigh, Reese leans in so that her body is brushing against his, and his arm pressed against her breast. Angling herself so that he can't see that she too is peaking from the corner of her eye at the girlfriend, she whispers close to his ear, "Don't worry about her," and with the briefest of breathy exhalations onto his ear, finishes, "why don't you spend some time with me?"

Picking up his slightly accelerated pulse, Reese leans in tighter against his warmth, careful not to smudge her makeup or damage the hair she's piled above her head.
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2007, 07:58:53 AM »


Quote from: Robert Dietel
Well when you put it like that, your right - its hardly bad news.  I can't thank you enough for meeting with me tonight, and you look ... well ... exhilerating.  I just can't believe Scarlett would blow me off with a lame excuse so she could take another guy, and to a cadetship event I'm attending!  I can't believe she would do something like to me.

Anyway your right, lets just go in and have some fun.  What do you want to do first - check out the displays, grab a drink and some finger food, or quickly hand in my cadetship data and get that out the way. I could introduce you to some people, but I only know a few of them, if thats a bit boring you try teach me how to dance for a few songs?

Robert and Reese make their way in through the entry foyer, just behind the group with Scarlett (his "girlfriend").  When the group notices Robert the group members take turns at scowlling at him before they move off into the larger crowd.  You see her father empty his glass without blinking and move off in search of more.
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2007, 08:00:06 AM »

Michael Swain (Nezmaster) has assumed his Ken White alias and arrived at the Sapphire Exhibition centre and made his way to the trade stand for 'Silver Shield Charter Service' where Eric Harvel is waiting for you with a smile, a firm handshake and a spare jacket.  They are standing near a grey limousine that has been brought inside as part of their display.

Quote from: Eric Harvel
Kenny! Glad you could make it. Ok if I call you Kenny? Come over here and meet Tony.  Hereís a dress jacket for you as well, itís got our company name and logo on it that will help you work the crowd.  Its got a ballistic reflex weave as well, but you shouldnít been taking any small arms fire from this crowd.

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Ken, good to meet you, Iím Tony, Tony Wilson.  Thanks for helping us out here tonight; Eric said you got a good way about you so weíll be keen to see what magic you can work for us tonight.  Eric said your keen to check out the displays here as well, youíll get plenty of chance to do that. Make sure you grab some food and drink as well; after all weíre paying guests as well as invited salesmen.

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Not sure if youíve done much in the way of social event trade representation Kenny, there is a particular etiquette but itís pretty simple.  We mingle around and also get people over to look at the car.  If people ask about our services we are free to discuss them, but we canít just hound people unprompted and we canít push a discussion further then they want to take it.  We donít need you to do the hard sell; we just want you to do what you can to get people curious Ė if you can then give them one of these cards or send them over to the car to talk to Tony or I.
A few people will be curious to checkout the car, itís a nice ride.  But nice ainít enough, everyone here tonight is rich enough to have a nice car. So weíre not selling the car, or getting bogged down in the charter side of the business. Weíre selling something interesting in peopleís dull lives.
You can see in this large side window, the stress fracturing in the bulletproof glass where itís taken a round.  Now Tony fired that round into the car before we came, but we ainít telling everyone else that.  We are going to be discreetly mentioning how embarrassing it is coming to tonight with the window like that, but seeing as it only happened this afternoon while escorting one of our confidential clients, we are  stuck in this terribly awkward situation.

Quote from: Tony Wilson
Thatís our angle.  Work it however you like, anything thing similar you can run with is fine.  As long as we get enough people tonight able to remember our company, itís a job well done.  Head out and work the floor for a bit while you wander around and check out the displays.  Avoid large groups, they donít listen to well.  Look for people by themselves with no one to talk to; if you can get them latched up with another small group to chat, theyíll appreciate it a lot even if they donít actually say so.

Try that awkward looking guy over there by the yellow Maxvo van, heíll be a good warm up to get you going.  After that itís up to you, have a good night and donít be afraid to drop by the car when things get slow.

GC Cue:  The awkward looking guy also looks like Mr. Bean, you get a feel that he is probably in a research or admin job with minimal contact.  He is grabbing quite a bit of food and drink, and looks like tonight he would enjoy being Ďin the swing of thingsí a bit more.

Late edit: Ammended to reflect usage of cover id.

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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2007, 08:04:37 AM »

Snapshots of a Scene

(note about imdb images: if you get an access denied image copy the url into the address bar of a new browser window).

Here are a few pictures of the npcs in question in the prior posts.  Note that in those pictures the girlfriend is pictured with her dad, and her "new" boyfriend is with her mum.  Note however they are together in a group of 4, and the girlfriend is holding the hand of her new boyfriend as described above.


Robert Deitel (the waiter):
(Charlie Cox)
http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/6316/ActorChar_Steve_14586091_400.jpg

His girlfriend and her dad:
http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/5725/EvanRachel_Devan_12377521_400.jpg
(Evan Rachael Wood and Michael Douglas)

Her date and her mum:
http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/5789/AshtonKutc_Grani_12627166_400.jpg
(Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore)


Tony Wilson (Silver Shield)
(Al Pachino)
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Eric Harvel (Silver Shield)
(Rober DeNiro)
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Awkward Guy
(Rowan Atkinson)
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2007, 09:05:29 AM »

All good, except my cover id seems to be sucking...Smiley

Cover ID 4: Ken White: Driver: squeaky clean past. Rode breifly in the race circuit, then retired to an elite limo service in North Hollywood. False Bank accounts show previously high balance, but currently very low. Interests: Cars, Racing Profession: Driver
(speaking of which, you stated i hadn't spent any action dice, but I've no activated two cover Id's..so i guess I have)

But presuming they are calling me Ken, Kenneth and Kenny, and I dno't have to prematurely retire from my career as a master of disguise Smiley

Sounds like I'm pretty free to wander aorund, and just make the appearance of taking people back to the booth. I like their approach, and I can certainly add lib. I think after mkaing sure they notice the mark, I'll clumbsily explain that I'm not supposed to mention it..'' ..then ad in their ad lib about being shot at.

Meanwhile, yes the scientist seems a likely target, and I'll aproach him. "Nice Crowd. Might be fun. Still I'd rather be buiding something. All these people can be nerve wracking. You look like you understand..."

(Btw, I see a bit of a challenge of selling a few cars..after all I do pride myself on persuading people..so I'll be looking around for people who look likely as well. Using their approach, I think I can convince one or two people this is the car they want, just for fun..but my real purpose is to connect with people, and see who looks likely for the agency. Still it's a great pretext to talk with people.)



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