[pnpgm] Game Update #71 - File #586 - Shu's body inspected

Scott Adams longshot at cybermax.net
Fri Feb 12 06:58:42 CET 2010

  HT Alias/Player          Character Name    Type    Status/Notes  Sex
  -- -----------------------------------------------------------------
  R1.John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid  .Normal/Alfar  Ma
  ??.Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  R4.Tom Corckett..........Caladan...........Wizard  Normal/Human  Ma
  W2.Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human  Ma
  W3.Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human  Ma
  --.Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....Normal/Faerry Fe
  R2.Mark Murtha...........Kell..............Trader..Normal/Human..Ma
  Do.David Sanders.........Kiet.Sunan........Acrobat Normal/Human  Ma
  R4.J H Hooten............Raban.Usherwood...Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
  W2.Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard....Normal/Human..Ma
  R1 NPC...................Shu.Yeoh..........Wizard..Normal/Human..Fe
  W4.Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human  Fe
  R1 John.Stowman..........Will..............Hunter..Normal/Human..Ma
  R4.Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human  Fe
  R1 NPC...................Zhou Kiwat........Noble...Normal/Human..Ma
     Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Tef'wo (Horse) Ben'dar, 

  Cover Story Info: [HD- House member, F-Foreigner, N-native non house]
     Arawn      aka Arawn         as Teacher to daughter [F]
     Ben'dar    aka Bu Da         as Horse expert        [F]
     Caladan    aka Ca Lu         as Guard/Archer        [N]
     Chion      aka Capt. Chu Mai as Sailor Trustee      [HD]
     Farseeker  aka Fu Sa         as Guard               [F]
     Fremea     aka Lin Mong      as Noble child         [HD] [Disguised]
     Kell       aka Swan          as Trader              [F]
     Kiet       aka Kiet Sunan    as Zhou's servant      [F]
     Raban      aka Toban Nu      as Entertainer/Guard   [F] 
     Strie'bog  aka Sun Zhu       as Entertainer         [N]
     Shu        aka Shu           as Niece               [HD]
     Unali      aka Tun Au        as Zhou's wife         [HD]
     Whitney    aka Whitney       as Herbalist/Tailor    [F]
     Will       aka Sun Tzu       as hunt master         [F]
     Z'leyra    aka Kakita Junami as Healer              [F]
     Zhou       aka Zhou Wa       as Baron Noble         [HD]

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     Game Update #71 in sequence (file #586)      
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        From Kell: [Re: Actions]
          [For now Kell won't go explore the warehouse, but that may
          change very quickly.  We shall see...]

          Kell watches all the commotion with concern in his thoughts.  He
          watches those still in the room, and once it appears safe he goes
          upstairs as well.  Knowing he isn't a healer and can't bring
          anyone back from the dead, he watches everyone and all the
          possible ways in and out.  "Poor Shu, such a flower cut down
          too early in life" he thinks to himself, as he keeps an extra
          close eye on both Raban and Fremea.

          Kell walks over to the map where Shu was found and looks at it,
          and he sees???

          [After this I do have more actions.  But I want to see what is on
          the map first.]
        GM: Ack. 

        From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
          Z'leyra also looks at Fremea and asks "What did you see?

          Z'leyra ponders what if anything could be done for Shu. Massive
          damage to the brain...dead for more than ten minutes...no healing
          that she knows of could possibly save Shu at this point. But
          perhaps Regeneration on the wound...coupled with a Resurrection...
          maybe, though doubtful. Shu's spirit is likely on its way to its
          next destination. In any case she has neither of those spells and
          spells are dangerous to cast here. She does have a dangerous spell,
          Akasha, that could give a much better idea of what happened here...
          but is it worth casting? Besides attracting potentially fatal kinds
          of trouble the spell itself is very tricky, any failure being
          abysmal. Without her tools failure would be far more likely than
          she wants to risk.

          In any case it is obvious that an assassin has found the party,
          putting off leaving beyond the crack of dawn would be foolhardy.
          She tells the party "We must pack and leave this town,...
        GM: Ack. 

        From Whitney: [Re: Actions]
          Whitney examines the wound over the various shoulders in his
          way, "If we're going to try and do something to 'repair' the...
          [*** Z'leyra quote deleted for space ***]
        GM: Ack. 
        From Kell: [Re: Actions]
          Kell listens to Z'leyra who has mirrored his own thoughts.
          Responding to her, "I had similar thoughts, although I think...

          If the healer mentions the spell Akasha, Ha'Kell will voice his
          opinion it may be worth using even with the risks if Fremea
          doesn't know what happened.  Perhaps with some Luck or
          Purification to help it, these not mentioned as spells but in a
          very general sense in case there is a spy.
          [arg.  forgot to include this.  grrr.]

          After arriving in the room and surveying things, Kell quickly
          remarks "Someone should go check on the wagon and Whitney...
        GM: Ack. Slightly modified since Whitney is here.  

        From Fremea: [Re: Actions]
          <ooc - don't worry Scott I read the post first :)>

          Fremea is standing there when Raban walks through the door. "I
          just got in here myself." She starts to investigate using her own
          skills to see if she can figure out how someone was already in
          here or had gotten in here and out without showing anything was
          wrong, only backwards. She will look at the maps too, to see if
          there was a marker or Shu's fingers on a spot. She touches the
          dagger after that (sending a separate email to you Scott).

          When Z says something about Regeneration, "I can help with regen
          if needed. I am not the best skilled at it, however my masters
          thought I should know it just in case."
        GM: Ack.  She didn't mention Regeneration but only as a thought
            so not included in dialogue. 

        From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
          As everyone gathers in Shu's chamber and attempt to begin
          investigations Arawn carefully studies the area. As the others
          attempt to move towards Shu and the table Arawn will attempt to
          block them with his own body, excepting Z'leyra as she looks over
          the girl. He does not attempt to block anyones view, only
          physical contact with her items, keeping a careful eye on any
          that move close or those that examine her body.

          "We should stay still for the moment so as to not disturb...
          Forgot to add at the end-

          "After the Akasha, if done, I will call upon Shu's spirit...
        GM: Ack.  Who is this "inn spy" you speak of?

        From Raban: [Re: Actions]
          <I will correct the oops and send to the list, some of this was
          not posted to it. It is not 'secret' and should not be as anyone
          in the room could hear it.>

          "Not perceptive enough", Raban replies, "I should have...

          <hopefully this can be fit together with the other posts>

          Nasty problem and just what did occur? Maybe Raban will show
          some insight into events.>
        GM: Ack. I pieced it together I hope.   Look at update #63 I
            posted who is in what rooms and then the maps are online.
            Basically all are clumped together.  No one is nearby
            in the immediate area just across the hall. 

     [New Stuff]

         [Julis 25th, 1634TH]
         [Location: Middle Katai Plains, Shantou Province, Shantou city]

           Hours earlier in the tavern during the fun games Kell and others
         have Unali sits with Kell for some time and both talk of her
         home land and home city.  Unali tells Kell about the Empire, the
         city and types of food he should try, change of the seasons and the
         blossom of the trees to be admired. Catching trout in the stream
         close to the city on the estate she often visited. And she agrees
         that family is important, but that parents always have such high
         expectations, which are sometimes hard to meet. But she refuses
         to go into details, becoming the somewhat brooding and silent
         Unali from recent times.

           Kell can sense that maybe being a woman in this society is
         far tougher than it looks.  The male dominated and noble oriented
         society sees women as property and ways of marriage into
         Houses and power.  Kell senses Unali has had to dealt with this
         her whole life. 


         [Julis 26th, 1634TH]
         [Location: Middle Katai Plains, Shantou Province, Shantou city]

         [Time: 2:45am - Night 2 in Shantou]

           Raban glances over at Fremea with a look of concern and a bit
         of worry. Raban, though confused, still sees more than some.
         Softly he approaches Fremea and calmly says , "What did you see?
         What happened here?"

           Fremea quickly looks up at Raban, with her mouth open to say
         his name. "You are more perceptive than I had thought. There was
         nothing here that I had seen as I entered. I have only been here
         for a minute. I will find what has happened though. No one kills
         my 'sister.'" The look in her eyes defies that she looks like a
         child right now.  

           "Not perceptive enough", Raban replies, "I should have heard
         anyone in that Hallway, yet I did not hear you or whoever did
         this. I checked the Room and Shu locked the door. I will check
         the room again, I know about secret doors, hiding places and spy
         holes, they should not remain hidden from me a second time."

           "Who has the rooms to either side, or even above or below? If
         rome door or hatch exists, it should connect to one of those. And
         if they exist, this place is responsible for this tragedy! She
         was so happy this evening, no one should have taken that away from

           In Raban's grief he slowly recalls that the party all took the
         same rooms right each to one another.  Across the hall was the
         bodyguard room.  Above is the roof and to the side is a small
         indoor latrine and stairs.  The only other rooms are two rooms
         next to the bodyguards and Raban would've heard movement there.
         Raban feels like shoving a fist through a wall as does many in
         the room.

           As others file in and Fremea sees their looks she feels
         the need to repeat her words. 

           Fremea almost pale white from shock herself looks around. "I
         just got in here myself."  The Faerry begins to scan the room and
         replay the last few moments.  Nothing went by her at the door
         and it was securely locked.  The boards out in the hallway alert
         the vigilant Raban and others to movement.  But her frame is so
         light this is how she was able to get in.  Maybe the assassin
         was as light as her?  But that seems unlikely as to overpower
         a person as big as Shu.  She examines the room and sees nothing
         out of place bags, bed and gear are pretty much in the same place
         as before just hours earlier.  

           Downstairs Kell cleans up his last few sips of ale and notices
         Kiet rush down and outside.  Then he sees Z'leyra and others
         rush in almost running.  Kell glances around and some do notice
         this new heightened sense of alert but quickly turn to their
         late night drinks and shrug it off.  Even the staff seem to not
         even care what is going on.

           Kell quickly gathers up his cards and rushes upstairs.  When
         he notices people in the hall he rushes over.  Then he notices
         people inside watching and looking.  then Kell notices Shu's
         body slumped over the table.  He says a quiet prayer and a
         note of regret to himself.  To lose a person like her who was
         only here to help is wrong. 

           Z'leyra examines the wounds and the body temperature of Shu.
         She shakes her head and glances to others.  Without saying the
         words it shows on her face Shu can't be helped.  She considers
         Resurrection like Cetric or even Chion knows but could be
         a risk with this type of wound.  Over recent months Chion studied
         with Cetric to learn his skills and become a Shaman and maybe
         even to learn that spell.  But assassins of this skill knows
         that such wounds hinder resurrection.  If one kills with wounds
         to the brain either through the eyes, nose or skull it makes
         reformation of the brain harder.  After all the memories and
         brain tissue aren't formed fully on a perfect resurrection.
         This is obvious with Caldan for example.  With Resurrection
         skills and physical bearing is decreased.  With a damaged brain
         that could even be regenerated that would mean even much more.
         Even the scholars at Ticasi knew little of the brain and how
         it worked.  She sighs and stands up with some blood on her
         hands from the examination.

           After arriving in the room and surveying things, Kell quickly
         remarks "Someone should go check on the wagon and Whitney and
         Will, anyone who is outside.  Make sure they are safe too."
         Fearing the worst for them, but wanting the best, even for the

           Z'leyra also looks at Fremea and asks "What did you see? What
         happened?"  She notices the torn dress and blood on her and
         suspicion clearly shows on the Healer's face.  

           Z'leyra mentally considers Akashs but doesn't voice those
         thoughts.  Only a few like Farseeker and maybe Caladan might
         have known she has used that ability but most others would not.
         But without her magical aids it could be problematic.

           She cleans her hands as best she can and then concludes things
         have changed for the party.  "We must pack and leave this town,
         before dawn if possible. An assassin has found us, soldiers may
         not be far behind. Lets wrap her body up and take her in the
         wagon...we can bury her later."

           Whitney examines the wound over the various shoulders in his
         way, "If we're going to try and do something to 'repair' the
         damage at some point, a preserved body is easier to 'repair'. But
         I'll need someone to shield the area, first."

           Kell listens to Z'leyra who has mirrored his own thoughts.
         Responding to her, "I had similar thoughts, although I think the
         Vong themselves, and their agents, know we are searching for them.
         It is very likely they knew who could help us find them the most.
         That, or the distraction that Shu mentioned and arranged turned on
         her.  That is a distinct possibility.  Whilst I don't know which
         is true, you speak well saying we should pack and leave as soon
         as possible."

           Fremea begins to hear the questions asked of her and what may
         have happened.  Especially the looks of blood on her dress and
         the ripped dress itself. "I happened to step out for a little
         bit and someone drunk in the alleyway tried to have some 'fun'
         with me. He will not do that to any other person now. I was not
         seen." She says that without a glance up from anything she is
         looking over. The last part is to ease anyone who had any other
         thoughts of distracting her. 

           Just as Fremea is explaining her side of things, Arawn arrives
         at the door.  He had been outside on nightwatch so is one of the
         last to arrive.  When he notices the party members not riding
         up to their other Inn he become concerned and raced upstairs.
         But by now half a dozen people have been in the room.  Far too
         late to prevent touching of Shu or her items.  By now Raban,
         Fremea, Z'leyra at the very least have all touched the body and
         her things.

           Arawn raises his hands to quiet the group. "We should stay still
         for the moment so as to not disturb any clues. Someone should also
         guard the hall."  From where he was it was obvious that the
         attacker was skilled in the arts of assassination, the wound too
         clean for a simple thug.

           "We have a few options as to what happened here. The attacker
         snuck in the room or was already here before Shu arrived; magic
         was used to enter and exit the room; one of us is responsible,
         willing or otherwise."

           "If the attacker used mundane methods then it seems unlikely he
         snuck in through the windows as they are locked and sneaking into
         Shu's room through her front door would have likely drawn her
         attention. That means either he would have had to be hidden in
         the room prior to her arrival and then slipped past the guard as
         he exited the room or else used a secret passage to get in. If
         magic was used to enter and exit then magic will have to be used
         to discover this."

           "If it was one of us then I think we can come to answer on that
         with magic as well. I do not believe any here would do such an act
         willingly but with the right magics a person can be made to
         perform acts quite contrary to their nature and being separated
         throughout the day and evening would give a magician plenty of
         opportunities to charm one of us."

           Lowering his voice just a bit in case any other guests might be
         within earshot he continued, "I can scan us for lingering signs of
         enchantment and I am willing to allow the same to be done to
         myself. I can also sense the truth if need be but I think a
         scanning of the akashic record would prove most insightful. As to
         Shu," directing a sad gaze to the young magician. "I can call upon
         her spirit for answers if she did not leave a clue for us on the
         table. It would also give me the chance to see if she wishes to be
         brought back to life. I can do so for her but she would be a pale
         shadow of herself as I have not developed my expertise with it

           "As to leaving, I don't think it necessary just yet. If guards
         were to be alerted I think they would have already been here by
         now. That Pamau is likely our next stop I will not argue but I
         think that there are leads in this city and someone doesn't want
         us to find them. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the work of
         the 'Night Demons' but whoever, whatever is behind this the
         question that rings in my mind is, how did they know who to
         strike? Perhaps a few questions directed to the inn's spy could
         prove enlightening... after we are finished  searching things

           Raban lowers his head briefly and blushes.  He then quickly
         tells of the last moment of Shu's life with him. The Kiss she
         gave him.  His eyes then turn glassy as he realizes that she
         must've sensed something?  He recalls how he looked at the room
         to find no one or no problems.  Then he locked the room. If
         anyone could have gotten in past a bulk of a man like that he
         would have to be quite skilled.

           Looking to Z'leyra Arawn asks, "Are you willing to perform the
         Akasha? After the Akasha, if done, I will call upon Shu's spirit
         unless any object to it and we can then look at the items and
         search for secret doors. Does anyone wish to scan me after I am
         done sensing for enchantment?"

           As people began to question what was going on, Fremea grabs
         the dagger on the floor near the blood and casts a quick tracking
         spell.  This is done even before Arawn enters.  But as the spell
         ends the Faerry frowns.  The range and sense of direction points
         to Shu herself.  Fremea sighs and then realizes this very dagger
         must be Shu's own.  Fremea knows she kept it near her or the
         couch.  It would make sense the killer would not leave the murder
         weapon lying around.  But to kill Shu with her own very weapon
         takes skill.  She must've left it on the couch or bed and didn't
         feel in danger to need it closer?   

           By now several have been in the room making investigation a bit
         hairy.  Arawn tries to scan for missing items but since he has
         only been in here once it is hard to tell what could be missing
         or new.  He doesn't know what all Shu had in her personal gear.
         So he can't figure out what is new or missing.

           The small room is just like that of Zhou's and Kiet's.  It is
         small being 40 feet by 40 feet.  In the rear is a single door
         to the balcony to the left of the fireplace which is closed
         and secure not needed in the summer time.  The door itself was
         locked as Unali checked earlier.  To the left of the door is
         a small window which was locked as well as a larger window
         taking up the right side of the back wall on the right side
         of the small fireplace.  Both windows were tight and secure.  The
         balconyy is checked by several people and no sign of disturbance
         or blood is seen.  Inside the bed is where Fremea used to sleep
         needing to spread her wings out.  Shu decided to sleep on the
         couch as it was fine with her.  The two cushioned seats in front
         of the couch are the same as the other rooms.  To the left
         of the front hallway door and south of the bed is a small
         clothing and gear chest which has mot of the two female's
         gear in it.  To the right of the door and south of the couch
         is the desk.  The desk lies up against the right east wall.
         On the right side slumps Shu onto the desk sitting in her
         cushioned chair.  The desk is no more than a fancy table top
         with no drawers or shelves.  The desk has a single candle stand
         with two candles which is the only light in the room at this
         time.  The nightstand near the bed also has some candles but
         are cold and show no sign of being lit any time recently.

           Likely Shu needed the concentration in her trance and the
         dim light but it is not clear.  Shu remains in the clothes
         she came up in aside from wearing no shoes.  She is slumped
         forward with the top of her chest at the right west side
         of the desk.  Her right arm dangles to her side.  Her left arm
         is flat on the table but at a angle about 90 degrees to her
         body as if in simple sleep.  Her hair is matted with blood but
         dangles down her shoulders and back.  The wound itself is on
         her left side showing the killer was on that side likely rather
         than the side of the door in the south.  This seems to indicate the
         killer came from the north or balcony direction rather than
         the door.  Since the desk is only a few feet from the door he or
         she would've had to be a fast killer to do the damage.

           The desk candles continue to burn brightly.  To the right
         of the candles is a ink bottle with quill strewn on the table.
         The ink is fresh and shows an occasional drop or two on the desk.
         To the left of the ink bottle are the two maps and a few inches
         from her left arm.  Behind Shu toward the clothing chest blood
         spray shows the wound sprayed outward on impact and blotted the
         chest and floor.  A good amount of gray matter and blood dropped
         onto the left side of her shoulder, back and side onto the floor.
         The bulk of blood is directly under her left shoulder and shows
         signs of fast pooling then sudden stopping when her heart stopped.
         With this type of wound the blood loss would be fast but once
         the heart stopped the blood would've stopped and started to
         drip rather than pour.  

           Kell checks Shu's right arm for signs of struggle and her
         fingers. But nothing seems to indicate such.  No bruises or
         anything under the fingernails.  With her recent bath and
         treatment by the girls here fingers were cleaned recently
         so it would be a good sign but nothing shows struggle.  Based
         on her body it would appear she didn't even have time to
         stand or react.  Her head faces north toward the balcony
         rear area.  Based on this angle most of the gore and blood
         was in the first strike.  The rest must've occurred as it
         drained away.  Kell also checks for stolen items but has no
         clue what should be here or not.  For that Kell and Arawn would
         have had to inspect every item of their personal gear.

           Minutes after the initial discovery everyone has come up
         to see what is going on.  This amount of people causes two
         guests to enter the hall in their night clothes and wonder
         what is going on that side of the hall.  Zhou comes out
         and waves them down.  He speaks softly but enough to be heard
         rather than not yelling. "My servant was so drunk he hurt
         my daughter by accident.  We will deal with him.  Sorry
         to disturb you.  Please go back to sleep."

           The old man who the party has seen as a merchant in spices and
         the old woman from another room who is a lower noble both shrug
         and enter back into their rooms.

           Zhou returns to the room and asks Caladan to standard guard.

           "I agree with Z'leyra we need to leave right away.  We will
         pack up immediately and leave before sunrise.  We have enough
         leads about Pamau to try there."  Zhou ignores the glare from
         Arawn. "Raban if you will be so kind to take her to the wagon
         in a blanket.  Kiet go with him when he does and cover his
         movement.  Everyone we'll pack up here then take the wagon
         to the other inn.  Best to stay in one group for now."  

           Zhou then turns and heads for the door.  Farseeker who was
         outside and leaning up against the wall near the door suddenly
         twirls hearing Zhou and blocks the door. "Don't you even
         care what happened?"

           Zhou crosses his arms. "Yes.  But the protection of the group
         is critical now." Seeing that Farseeker is not moving away he
         turns to Arawn. "You seek to cast ...to do tasks to gain the
         truth.  That is fine but do you realize what you do here tonight
         might very well be what they wanted?  This could be one big
         setup.  If more tasks are done they get their evidence and we
         are collected in a trap.  For each task you do you risk our
         heads further.  Shu was a brave woman and she was not afraid
         to die and knew ..knew that it could happen." Arawn stares at
         Zhou and notices his eyes shift.  Farseeker not being too
         perceptive picks on this and turns Zhou around.

           "She spoke of this to you?" Farseeker asks.

           Zhou breaths in deeply.  "She...was prepared.  She knew
         this was going to happen."

           Farseeker's and Raban's fist clench.  Farseeker steps forward
         into the face of Zhou. "You knew?" He places emphasis on the
         word knew.  "You didn't warn us?"

           Zhou waves a hand. "We don't have time for this.  I am
         willing to explain this later on the road.  We must pack
         and leave fast.  We don't know what to expect."  With that
         he strides past Farseeker into the hall toward his room.

           Zhou stops in the threshold of the door.  He turns and
         whispers. "She said she would not want to return to this
         place if she did die.  If you do not believe this her journal
         will vouch for this."  With that he leaves and heads toward
         his room.  

           With the room now full of confusion, more mystery and anger
         some turn back to Shu.  Now attention is placed onto the maps.
         Both are open and spread out.  Examination of the ink shows it
         to be well dry being likely hours old or so.  One small map
         is that of Shantou province.  It shows the province which
         includes many farm green areas and the dizzying network of
         city streets in generic terms.  The detail isn't that great
         but it is enough to get around the province for a tourist.  She
         mentioned the spell would best work in the city to detect those
         in the city.  But when the city proper is examined there is
         no note at all.  But as the various people like Fremea, Arawn
         and Kell examine the maps there is a small black circle around
         a small area of plains just south of the river south of the city.
         The scale seems only a few miles.  

           Caladan looks down. "The area must indicate some Vong or
         in the case of the ritual dead space or non-mana space area.
         This is a good lead.  We'll have to see what is there. "  The
         circle seems to indicate a area between two large farm ranches.
         It should be fairly easy to find.

           The second map is a larger map of Katai.  It shows the south
         Katai area from Katai capital to the coast and down with some
         area slightly north of the capital.  It goes down to upper
         Lower Katai.  There are streaks of black ink in the shape of
         "X" that seem to indicate nothing was found there.  But eyes
         widen when a large black circle is indicated to some hills and
         mountains just west of Pamau.  The area looks to be maybe 200-300
         square miles but the scale is rough from this map.  

           "That has to be it!" Caladan points to the mountain region.
         "This is a definite lead.  She may not have died in vain!"
         he then looks around. "But the killer didn't take the maps?
         Maybe he didn't know about them or their purpose?  Maybe he
         wasn't hired for that?" He glances to Fremea. "Or maybe he
         was scared away at the last moment?"

           Arawn squints at the map and notices another small black circle
         actually surrounding Pamau city.  He points it out to the others.
         This must indicate some dead zone or Vong in the city?  But
         the ritual as Shu says would be hard to pinpoint it without
         being in that city.  The party recalls that Shu said a 3rd
         casting of the ritual would pinpoint the exact location not in
         so much generic terms as now.  But as this is only the 2nd one
         since Jinquo it is a rough generic area.  But it is a major
         lead to the Vong.  

           Examination of the room indicates no blood trail which either
         means the killer killed her with her own dagger and then quickly
         leaving so fast there was no trail on him to drip or his body
         was positioned in such a way as not to get any blood on him.
         He could've done that by shifting his body to her right.  But
         to show no fight means she was totally surprised.  

         Actions? Comments?

         Next Update...Friday...

         GM: If need reminder on details of hotel the room assignents
             are at bottom of Update #63 and hotel map on site as well.

         GM: The map has been on the website for about 2 days.  Those
             who looked would've seen it already.  it is shu's map at
             the bottom of the site.  Its odd.  I spent an hour working
             in this fancy graphics program.  I can't do a simple circle
             without a stroke.  I had transparent circles and half circles
             and fancy circles and none showed up well.  So the dwarves
             are sitting back drinking and laughing.  I go over whip and
             beat them.  Threaten to remove the Ale rations.  So they
             tell me to load up a simple program called Paint in Windows
             which is cheap.  In 5 min I had what I wanted.  Grrr.  So
             I went back and whipped them for not telling me earlier.

         GM: Arawn do you continue to cast these magics and such?

         GM: Private emails.  Just a reminder.  I don't mind private
             emails.  But as a general rule.  I handle all public posts
             first.  It is done here at the recap section as a quick
             outline for me to work with.  Right in front of me.  Then
             when that's done I get to private emails.  So if actions
             there are small like a line or two I'll read it in depth
             but if longer I get to it last.  Just best organized
             this way.  I say this in case it takes longer to reply
             or ack the emails.  

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