CH2-3a Saving Lives?

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CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ghill » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:38 am

Inquiries about Professor Grundy at UCL's School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies reveal Grundy phoned in sick recently - (nothing suspicious) apparently its the the result of a long term back injury. This is a regular occurrence which doesn't raise any suspicions beyond the fact the back injury frequently coincides with major sporting events (specifically Rugby world Cup and Formula 1).

Inquiries about Professor Mathers at University of Warwick's School of Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies indicates he is on a short sabbatical (started before Gosshams death and is due to end in a week or so's time)

Trying to get the either college to reveal the Prof's home details is a difficult Persuade
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:08 am

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Can I try to find the details online? What about email addresses?
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ghill » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:35 am

OOC:   Getting e-mail addresses both work/private is not really a problem although it takes a few hours. Again what is the substance of your emails.  
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:46 am

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I think we should have Albert send the email from his Brichester account, and we need to be consistent with what we tell Maria, as they're likely to talk to each other. We should tell them that we believe that the professor was murdered by an Albanian organized crime outfit led by a known terrorist (the old man seen in the video) and mention what they were responsible for in London (though not our own roles in those events), and that we suspect they targeted him because of his latest research. We should emphasize that the three of them could be in danger as well due to their connection to him and the fact that they were sent copies of his latest work, especially Maria, who is in Albania, and Professor Grundy, since they are known to operate in London.
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Papa Gateau » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:46 pm

I don't think we want to be too alarmist with our tone. We want them to take this threat seriously. Do we want them running to the police?

We need to somehow engage their trust that we want to help them - they could easily think that we are the bad guys and that this is a ruse to get at them.

I think that we should frame an email something along the lines:

"Dear whoever,

I was a colleague of Professor Gossham at the faculty of languages here at Brichester.

We are trying to recover all the copies of his latest thesis as it is believed that it may have a connection to his senseless murder.

We believe that he sent you a copy. We would be grateful if we could meet at your earliest convenience to return your copy.

I do not wish to alarm you but we have been told that possession of this document may put your own life at risk.

If you have any hesitations or doubts please call me on 07973 889964

Yours etc


If they phone up then we can arrange to meet them - we can explain that the police don't really want the thesis motive as public knowledge and that they asked the college to approach Gossham's associates in trying to recover the copies, so as not to raise suspicions.
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ImpInTraining » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:22 pm

Greg nodded, sounded like a decent plan... honesty was always a good policy. But he wondered aloud, "What if they are already compromised? Then our email alerts the Verbotoi goon squad, and they come looking for us."

Greg said to Liz, "Do you think you could find the name of Grundy's doctor and his office? I could perhaps gleam some information about his back condition and use my medical skills to get his address and an opportunity with him."
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby royya » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:41 pm

Send the email anonymously ... from a different ip address. They will not be able to track us down and put different phone number.
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ghill » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:41 pm

OOC:   Patient confidentiality in the UK means they would never give Greg any details without Grundy's permission. Actually thinking about it there is almost no way to find out which doctor's surgery he goes to :(  
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:39 pm

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"Sounds like a plan," says Liz. "I think I can reroute the email so it looks like it's coming from a different IP and put in a few extra levels of indirection to make it harder to trace back to us. The best way to get information about Grundy's doctor would prolly be from Grundy himself, once we convince him to trust us."
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ghill » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:42 am

OOC:   OK a few contradictions here, you have Albert sending the email from his Brichester account, then Jacob suggesting changing the name and telephone number and then Liz suggesting she covers the back trail? I'll assume the mails are sent to speed things up, but if you're using Albert's college email address any precautions seem irrelevant. BTW there is no immediate response from either mail address.  


OOC:   Shauna the Prof's Girl Friday, Probably has contact details for both these people.  
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:50 am

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"Although...I'd bet Shauna might know how to reach them," adds Liz. "She and I are chums now, so I could try to find out from her."
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ghill » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:47 am

OOC:   A simple Persuade will get Shauna to hand over the addresses for both men. Actually, in order to move the story along a bit lets assume she passes the contact details of both men over. There is no answer from either man's phone, neither is there any kind of response to the emails. Professor Mathers has a cute answerphone with his whole familly (Wife, daughter and himself) all taking a part. Calls to Grundy's mobile or house phone both go to the same generic answer phone.


Grundy's home is in East Dulwich, London. Mathers’ home in on the outskirts of the town of Kenilworth (half way between the Royal Lemington Spa and the Industrial town of Coventry) They are nearly but not quite equidistant from Brichester.  
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby BenTheRat » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:33 am

"So who's up for a road trip?" Clay asks.
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:34 am

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"Sounds good to me," says Liz. "London's my old stomping grounds, and the prof there is not on holiday, so I'd like to go there. We could also split up to cover both faster."
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby royya » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:02 am

The plot thickens ...
Jacob says and sighs
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Papa Gateau » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:30 pm

Well Kenilworth isn't too far out of the way - a quick trip up the M5 and then we can take the M40 back to London, get them both in a single road trip
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:00 am

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"All right," says Liz, "we can do that."
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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ghill » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:48 am

Assuming you all want to go, Its possible for the five of you to squeeze into Jacob's Volvo and Albert's old BMW estate (once he's taken out the photography equipment)

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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby BenTheRat » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:17 am

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Re: CH2-3a Saving Lives?

Postby ImpInTraining » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:44 pm

Greg shrugged, "Don't see what other choice we have really. Let's go. ... SHOTGUN!" He looked at Clay - having only been a second behind the man's statement and shook his head, "All right... you got it this time."
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