It’s been some time since we last ran a global RP Event, but we are planning a pretty big one now. It will start on Friday April 25th and I scheduled to run for about 10 days, meaning that everyone should have a fair chance to participate in at least parts of it, since both weekends and weekdays are involved.
I cannot tell you much about the plot before the Event starts, except by publishing this initial warning that we’ve just received from CIIA in USA:
“Thanks to our advanced scanning equipment, our agents have succeeded in intercepting a number of messages, between a notorious professional hitman, known to the Police only as MadMax, and someone calling themselves 'The Poet'. The intercepted communication shows that 'The Poet' has contracted Madmax to carry out an unspecified number of murders. MadMax is already the main suspect in a number of serial killings in USA and other countries, but has so far never been apprehended. Apparently he sells his services to the highest bidder, but he also appears to take a personal pleasure in the killings. Although he uses different disguises and different weapons, there is one thing consistent in all the murders he is suspected of: The victim's left pinky finger is always cut off. (It is not clear whether he does this as a kind of signature, or whether he actually collects the fingers as souvenirs). As for The Poet, apparently he/she is residing in the 4 Dimensions, but the CIIA hasn't been able to secure any information about name, address or even gender. We have not yet any information about when MadMax is planning to leave USA, but since the deal seems to have already been closed, it will probably be within a week or two. You had better take all possible measures to warn the public and to stop these planned killings. Signed, Joe Goodbody, Foreign Affairs Director of CIIA (Central Intergalactic Intelligence Agency)"
What we expect from the players is of course to figure out who it is in 4D that could be angry or desperate enough to hire a hitman from USA for their dirty work. You can do this both by using your deductive skills, and by Roleplaying out the investigation, interview various suspects etc..
More specifically the task is this:
A: Find and neutralize MadMax.
B. Identify The Poet, and figure out the motive for the crimes.
There will be the usual rewards; Award Points and Tokens. You’ll get Award points for good RP Sessions, which should be logged, cleaned up from spam and posted on the Roleplayer Board in the Forum. There will also be a pretty substantial Token reward for the first player to figure out who The Poet is, and what the motive is for the killings. When you think that you know, you should send a note to Molly, but don’t be too hasty about it. Each player - (including alts) – only gets 2 guesses, so if you should change your mind later, you might have already wasted your chances.
More info about this Event later, on the Forum and in Game.