[IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Overlord87 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:22 pm

Pizner's office is a small room, with old wallpaper coming loose in the corners and a few cheap pieces of forniture. A lingering smell of tobacco fills your nostrils. You see a single painting on the wall, a stormy blue sea with a lonely ship lost among the waves. A quick look behind it reveals a wall safe - no surprise here, Pizner surely didn't strike you as an art type. On the far side from the door, a simple desk with a phone and a lamp. You see lots of notes, files, folders, pieces of papers everywhere. It's gonna be a long search.

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Does everyone enter the room to participate the search?
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:31 am

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"We'll search faster with all three of us doing it," says Holly, slipping on a pair of surgical gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints and offering two more pairs to her friends. "Let's lock the door behind us so we aren't disturbed."

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Yes, I'll help search.
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Cearlan » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:08 pm

OOC:   Yes, I'm in the search!  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby carnage_lee » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:53 am

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Christopher takes a pair of gloves with a smile, "Thank you." and puts them on "Right, let's get this over with.." he makes sure that the outer door of the office is closed and locked. After that he moves over to the desk and starts to sort through the files...
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Cearlan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:27 pm

After donning the gloves, Clarence heads over to the safe to see if he can open it.

Looking around he looks for a glass to see if he can use it to "listen to the tumblers" of the safe.
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Overlord87 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:38 pm

You wear your gloves and get to work. It takes you a couple of hours to search through everything, but you do manage to find some interesting stuff.

First, a small dossier composed of only two pages.
The first one is handwritten with a pencil, looks like someone writing down hastily.
"Holly Chastain. Young female. Blonde. Doctor of some kind, most likely alienist.
Flanagan. Man, priest, around his mid-fifties. Skinny, short. Nicotine stains on his hands.
Unknown man. Mid thirties. Well built, wears a suit. Dark hair, clean shaven.
Unknown man. Young, mid twenties. Dark hair, clean shaven.
Unknown man. Middle aged. Dark hair, clean shaven. Old fashioned appearance, bookworm.

Group of possible troublemakers. Heads up from C. at the station. Follow them, assess threat and countermeasures."

Then a second note:

"Two men, followed them at the sunset hotel. The descriptions match, except for the priest. Instead, there seems to be another man. Hard one. Possibly ex-con. Will focus first on the woman, see if I can put some pressure on her".

You also find a folder identified by the label:" Attn: Walker", along with the familiar Pasadena address. It contains information on the jobs completed by Pizner for Walker. Nothing seems to be of particularly intetest to you, but confirms a long working relationship between the two men.

Finally, a list of contact informations. One is identified by "W." and matches the phone number you have. There's no address here though.

OOC:   Opening the safe requires a 1-point Locksmith spend.  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Cearlan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:53 pm

OK I shall spend a point of locksmith to open the safe.
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:36 am

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"It sounds like this information originally came from someone who knew about us from Savannah," says Holly. "Father Flanagan is on the list, but Cameron is not, though Pizner noticed that. C. at the station is most likely Detective Cooper. Pizner thought he could get the better of me, but he didn't know me very well."
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Overlord87 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:17 pm

Clarence got to work on the safe while the other were looking around. After a few minutes of moving around the knob, straining his ears to hear a response from inside, he finally gets it open. Disappointingly, there's not much in it. A .32 automatic pistol, with two boxes of bullets. Some money, cash, not much more than 150 dollars. And an ID, probably fake, with Pizner's photo and a different name: James Keller.
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby carnage_lee » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:43 pm

Christopher Fontana

Christpher nods in agreement, "You're right, someone in Savannah tipped Walker off, as we already suspected. We'd better put all this stuff back as we found it, there's nothing new here ... well confirmation of some of our suspicions. I think we need to move forward with our next task, try and move ahead while Pizner is out of action."

OOC:   I wouldn't take anything from the safe, no need to advertise our burglary.  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:50 am

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"Yes, let's leave everything the wa we found it," says Holly, "though we might want to remove the firing pin from that gun as a precaution. He won't notice until he tries to shoot someone."
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Cearlan » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:24 pm

OOC:   Wasn't about to steal anything, but as the idea was to search the office I thought that the safe may contain some information. But if you think it would not be beneficial, I'll leave it alone ;-)  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Overlord87 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:41 am

OOC:   So, it's out to the UCLA now?  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby carnage_lee » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:01 pm

Cearlan wrote:
OOC:   Wasn't about to steal anything, but as the idea was to search the office I thought that the safe may contain some information. But if you think it would not be beneficial, I'll leave it alone ;-)  

OOC:   Openning the safe was neccessary, I agree. Was just supplying narrative rationale as to 'our' actions. There may well have been something in there that we would have had to take, as it is we have confirmed links between people who have cropped up in our investigations and the fact that while they are ' on to us' they don't have a whole lot of information. If we make sure that we check out of the hotel then we ought to be able to give them the slip for a while, even better if we can lay a false trail.  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby carnage_lee » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:03 pm

Overlord87 wrote:
OOC:   So, it's out to the UCLA now?  

OOC:   I think so, after covering our tracks. If Pizner doesn't know his office was ransacked, then so much the better.  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:41 pm

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We may want to remove the firing pin from the pistol first, just in case Pizner ever causes us trouble later.

When we check into a new hotel, we should be sure not to use our real names (especially me, since I'm named on the list).
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Cearlan » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:39 pm

OOC:   Yeah - UCLA it is then  
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Re: [IC - LA] Pizner's Office (Clar., Chris. and Holly)

Postby Overlord87 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:02 pm

You make sure Pizner's gun is useless, and everything is how you found it, then close the door and leave the building. It's time to be on Ayers's trail.

OOC:   Continues here: viewtopic.php?f=352&t=5948  
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