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Exachix
2007-01-10, 02:08 PM
Exachix enters the courtroom, and sits in the judge's chair.

"This is the Trial of Descartes verses the Gufipolice and Regiji.
This is also The trial trial for Exachix.

Here are the Rules:
No fighting in the courtroom. Also, no disruptions, Else I shall warn you and then I'll get the Gufipolice to take you out. Handcuffed.
If you need to be heard, I shall decide if you shall.
All Arguments will be heard. Be Patient.

Could a Representative for Descartes come up and Could a Representative for the Gufipolice and Regiji come up also.

The Gufipolice are accused here of the following:
Wrongful arrest
Prisoner Mistreatment."

Details:
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30970&page=13
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1808489#post1808489

"Can the Gufipolice and Regiji please state a plea for the above accusations."

Witnesses:
Miatog
Various NPCs
Finn
Gaheris

Lord Iames Osari
2007-01-10, 04:32 PM
Aerin enters the courtroom. On behalf of the Gufipolice, I plead not guilty.

Nevrmore
2007-01-10, 05:48 PM
Descartes enters the courtroom, floating on a small orb of Psionic energy. His beak has been tied shut so he can't eat anyone's brains. He speaks through telepathy with a range of one hundred feet.

I'll be representing myself.

Rebonack
2007-01-10, 08:47 PM
Regiji enters the court and takes a seat behind the defendant's table. A massive obsidian monolith set with an odd white symbol set in it materializes next to him.

"Our client pleads not guilty on both charges," the stone slab says. Well, at least the white veins of white energy within the monolith pulse in tempo with the words. The plea sounds like it's coming from everywhere in the room at once.

Exachix
2007-01-11, 01:51 AM
"Right. Both Pleas have been recorded. Descartes, please call your first witness."

Nevrmore
2007-01-11, 05:45 PM
Descartes floats over the table and to the stand, turning around.

I call Regiji to the stand.

Rebonack
2007-01-11, 06:38 PM
Regiji nods and steps up to the witness stand.

Exachix
2007-01-12, 01:45 AM
"Regiji please come to the- Oh.

Regiji, do you swear in the name of [Your Diety's name here] that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

Rebonack
2007-01-12, 11:26 AM
"By the name of the Shepherds I do so swear," Regiji responds.

((He then proceeds to do exactly that. The mind numbing, soul shattering nature of the Truth slays half the court out-right while the rest flee for their lives, driven permanently insane. Cookie for the reference =P))

Supagoof
2007-01-12, 11:40 AM
Supagoof enters the courtroom and takes a seat in the back.

Penguinizer
2007-01-12, 11:58 AM
"By the name of the Shepherds I do so swear," Regiji responds.

((He then proceeds to do exactly that. The mind numbing, soul shattering nature of the Truth slays half the court out-right while the rest flee for their lives, driven permanently insane. Cookie for the reference =P))
((Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. But wheres the reporter))

A lonely reporter walks in.

Exachix
2007-01-12, 12:26 PM
((Yep. That's H2G2. Right before cricket.))

"Thank you, Descartes may now question the witness."

Rebonack
2007-01-12, 12:36 PM
Regiji blinks.

"Eeerr... you mean he may now question the witness?" he asks, sounding rather confused. "If he may not question me then wouldn't that defeat the whole point of the trial?"

Exachix
2007-01-12, 12:38 PM
"Yes. Sorry!"

((Oops. Ah well))

Nevrmore
2007-01-12, 05:47 PM
Thralls and their useless mouth parts.

Descartes floats from one side to the court to another several times, trying his best to look like he's pacing or something.

Regiji, is it true that you were the one who caught me and took me to the police station?

Rebonack
2007-01-12, 05:48 PM
"That is true," he responds tritely.

Nevrmore
2007-01-12, 08:36 PM
Mmmhmm, mmhmm, interesting. Can you tell us for what reason you thought it suitable to attack and apprehend me, and on what authority you had to make such decision?

Rebonack
2007-01-13, 06:00 PM
"According to Gufipolice regulation wanted suspects that have used lethal force in the past to evade capture can be incapacitated to decrease the likelihood that they will harm officers, themselves, or innocent onlookers during their arrest," Regiji responds to the first question. "I was given the authority to carry out this action by Captain Iames as the head of the Gufipolice."

Nevrmore
2007-01-13, 06:09 PM
And what charges were against me to warrant apprehension?

Rebonack
2007-01-13, 06:35 PM
"Several counts of murder and assault. Resisting arrest. Assaulting an officer of the law. Attempted theft. And indiscriminant use of NPCs as improvised thrown weapons."

Nevrmore
2007-01-13, 06:39 PM
((I'm flattered you remember all that))

Very interesting..Now, can you tell me how you came to the conclusion that it was I whom committed these various crimes?

Rebonack
2007-01-13, 07:08 PM
"Several witnesses saw a Neolithid exploding from brain eating victim's heads. As the only known Neolithid in Town you ended up being the only suspect."

Nevrmore
2007-01-13, 07:29 PM
((Neothelid, not Neolithid))

Did anyone specifically say they saw a Neothelid coming from the victim's head?

Bookman
2007-01-13, 07:33 PM
Descartes


(( He better not say "I don't think!" Cause otherwise he'll pop out of existance......ya know the whole "I think therefore I am" bit? If he doesn't think then he won't be.

Ok........continue with the trial. I had to add that :wink:))

Nevrmore
2007-01-13, 07:41 PM
(( He better not say "I don't think!" Cause otherwise he'll pop out of existance......ya know the whole "I think therefore I am" bit? If he doesn't think then he won't be.

Ok........continue with the trial. I had to add that :wink:))
((I named him Descartes for a reason :) Rebo put it better, though; "I eat brains, therefore I am."))

Rebonack
2007-01-13, 09:40 PM
"No, not as such," Regiji responds. "Most witnesses as well as those Raised after their brains were consumed described the suspect as an indistinct purple blob, though the description 'disgusting purple octopus' was used as well."

Nevrmore
2007-01-13, 09:41 PM
((when was disgusting purple octopus used?))

Rebonack
2007-01-13, 10:42 PM
((When he personally spoke with one of the nameless NPCs though the event was never RPed out. Such a potential description was just too good not to have it happen retroactively.))

Nevrmore
2007-01-14, 04:17 PM
Descartes curls his tentacles a bit.

I see...and you came to the conclusion that it must be me, why?

Rebonack
2007-01-14, 08:29 PM
"When we pulled a creature that fit the description of a 'disgusting purple octopus' out of a dead shark's skull. That and you looked the same as the creature who exploded out of the head of one of the soldiers who had attacked the temple of Inari, an event that I witnessed first hand."

Nevrmore
2007-01-14, 09:26 PM
Interesting. Now, can you point out exactly where the warrant for my arrest was posted?

Rebonack
2007-01-14, 09:42 PM
"Warrants for arrest aren't used here, to my knowledge," Regiji responds. "A suspect is mentioned by name and what they are wanted for in the case files. Because your name was un-known such was not the situation for the string of murders involving the consumption of the victim's brains through holes in the back of their head and assaults perpetrated by said victims after they were dead."

Nevrmore
2007-01-14, 09:46 PM
A small folder floats over to Descartes.

Exhibit A. He says, opening it.

Inside of this folder, you'll find the case file for many different criminals, both captured and uncaptured. I think you will be hard-pressed to find any name, description, or list of crimes similar to the ones I have been accused of perpetrating, because it does not exist.

((Seriously, I checked the police station thread every day and the wanted criminals list never showed Descartes))

Rebonack
2007-01-14, 10:00 PM
((I think the report was made IC, but Iames never updated the 'Current Cases' spoiler. The Regiji wrote up a detailed report about 'Devian' and it isn't in there either. Another strike for Captain Iames' lack-luster performance!))

Regiji doesn't respond to this, as it wasn't a question directed at him.

Exachix
2007-01-15, 03:15 PM
((Wait.. is that folder for me?))

Exachix looks over.

"Urm... Descartes, that for me?"

Nevrmore
2007-01-15, 03:16 PM
Huh? Oh, yeah, sure, have a field day.

Descartes floats the folder over to Exachix for examination.

Lord Iames Osari
2007-01-15, 03:17 PM
((I think the report was made IC, but Iames never updated the 'Current Cases' spoiler. The Regiji wrote up a detailed report about 'Devian' and it isn't in there either. Another strike for Captain Iames' lack-luster performance!))

Regiji doesn't respond to this, as it wasn't a question directed at him.

((Ooops. Sometimes I miss things. If you direct me to the post, I'll update it now))

Exachix
2007-01-15, 03:18 PM
Exachix takes the folder and looks through it.

((PM me what's in it.))

"Continue."

Nevrmore
2007-01-15, 03:31 PM
Right, well. Anyway, Regiji, can you explain what you did after you mercilessly pursued and captured me for my alleged crimes?

Rebonack
2007-01-17, 08:40 PM
The monolith speaks up at this question.

"Objection, your honor," it thrums, white light pulsing through it in synch with each syllable. "The prosecution is making unsubstantiated claims in regards to the nature of our client's actions."

((i.e. Descartes just asserted that Regiji's behavior was 'merciless' when no such quality to Regiji's behavior has been demonstrated.))

Exachix
2007-01-18, 01:02 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Objection allowed. Descartes, please re-state your question in such a way so that it does not imply anything about Regjij's actions or behaviour."

Nevrmore
2007-01-18, 05:01 PM
Right, well. Anyway, Regiji, can you explain what you did after you captured me for my alleged crimes?

((My posting will be sparse for awhile, I'm really not supposed to be on the computer))

Rebonack
2007-01-19, 05:41 PM
"Upon extracting you from the already dead shark you were currently occupying I threatened to incapacitate you if you didn't cease causing harm to my person. You complied and I returned you to the police station where upon you were placed in a chest to insure your inability to escape from the cell block."

Nevrmore
2007-01-20, 12:40 AM
Please explain, in detail, the nature of the chest you imprisoned me inside.

Rebonack
2007-01-20, 01:10 AM
"I placed you in the box, I didn't imprison you. Any further imprisonment and/or conditions you experienced while at the station were the responsibility of the Gufipolice. It was only my duty to see that you were delivered there."

Nevrmore
2007-01-20, 06:02 PM
This is not a trial about semantics, sir. I asked you to describe the nature of the box.

Rebonack
2007-01-20, 07:11 PM
"The box was of a darkwood banded steel make," Regiji responds. "The wood was polished inside and out and fastened with a heavy lock. It also had a volume of several hundred cubic centimeters more than a human skull."

Nevrmore
2007-01-21, 03:32 PM
Interesting...Now, as you and I know, I was put and locked in this box...did you happen to put any, I don't know, airholes in this box beforehand?

Rebonack
2007-01-21, 09:57 PM
"I did not put any air holes in the box, no."

Nevrmore
2007-01-22, 12:36 PM
Mmmhm, and tell me; How much do you know about Neothelid physiology?

Rebonack
2007-01-22, 08:48 PM
"After getting a good chance to look at you between your capture and incarceration a fair deal I would say."

Nevrmore
2007-01-23, 08:03 PM
Oh? Simply looking at me revealed that much?

Rebonack
2007-01-24, 12:40 AM
"Yes, it did. I'm a scout. It's my job to notice things."

Nevrmore
2007-01-28, 03:11 AM
And you came to the conclusion that oxygen was not a necessity for me?

Rebonack
2007-01-31, 11:55 AM
"I did not reach such a conclusion."

Nevrmore
2007-01-31, 04:29 PM
Backtracking a bit, I'd like you to discuss exactly what I was doing when you captured me.

Rebonack
2007-02-03, 01:27 AM
"You were sitting inside the empty brain case of a dead shark."

Nevrmore
2007-02-03, 01:29 AM
Was the shark moving in any way, shape, or form?

Rebonack
2007-02-03, 01:39 AM
"Not at the time it was found, no," Regiji responds.

Nevrmore
2007-02-03, 01:42 AM
So, is it not possible that, instead of me controlling the shark as people would have everyone to believe, I was simply resting inside it's cranium as a convenient and warm spot for sleep?

Rebonack
2007-02-03, 01:44 AM
"While that is possible it would beg the question of what an apparently telepathic shark was doing in Town."

Nevrmore
2007-02-03, 01:45 AM
Is the trial about an apparently telepathic shark, sir?

Rebonack
2007-02-03, 01:59 AM
"The trial is about whether or not you were wrongfully arrested, as such the state of your last host is quite relevant. So yes, the trail is about whether there was a possessed or telepathic shark in Town."

Nevrmore
2007-02-03, 02:01 AM
But do you know for full and certain that this shark was indeed controlled by me, if I do in fact possess any such ability to do so at all?

Rebonack
2007-02-03, 02:13 AM
"The shark moved after I prodded it," Regiji responds. "Animals that have been without a brain for extended periods of time usually don't move under their own power. I can say that I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that you were, in fact, controlling the shark."

Nevrmore
2007-02-06, 01:48 AM
May I remind you that you were forcefully jabbing the body of a shark? Is it not possible that your actions caused the body to shift position and you mistook it for moving?

Rebonack
2007-02-09, 12:52 AM
"Poking a dead, frozen animal with a stick wouldn't cause its muscles to contract in such a manner as to attempt to move away from said stick," Regiji responds. "As such, I feel that can be ruled out safely."

Nevrmore
2007-02-11, 05:00 PM
If Descartes had a brow, it would furrow.

No further questions.

Exachix
2007-02-12, 03:09 AM
"Monolith, can you please question the witness."

((Ah, problem. Does someone want to take the place of the Monolith for Regiji if he agrees? Or something like that))

Rebonack
2007-02-12, 03:30 AM
((I can just have the back and forth in one post))

Exachix
2007-02-12, 11:28 AM
((No. What you can do is post the question. Then a little later, the Awnser. This is in case they want to object. Otherwise you may double post for this section.))

Penguinizer
2007-02-12, 12:13 PM
((I could do the part, if its ok. If its ok, you could pm me the info for the monolith. Only problem is the timezones.))

Miatog
2007-02-12, 07:34 PM
[]I know rebo and could do the part. Rebo would PM me the question, I post it, and 24 hours after the answer is posted I'll put the next question.

Here's another sugestion though, let rebo post the entire thing and if nevrmore has an objection at any point, let him quote the part just before his objection, deal with it, then rebo posts the rests of his questions. seems easier to me.[]

Exachix
2007-02-15, 03:41 PM
((Sorry for delay:
What does Rebonak want to do?))

Rebonack
2007-02-15, 04:23 PM
((*shoots sacred cow* I’ll just double post. Nevermore can then object if he needs to. I’ll leave a day or so between posts to make sure Nevermore gets a chance to respond.))

“Is it true that one of the soldiers who had attacked the Temple of Inari was missing after the assault some weeks ago?” comes the resonant voice of the monolith.

Nevrmore
2007-02-15, 05:10 PM
((no objections here))

Rebonack
2007-02-15, 05:41 PM
“Yes, one of the attackers was missing when I helped the priests gather the bodies,” Regiji responds.

“And is it true that you found a corpse that didn’t belong to one of these soldiers?” speaks the monolith once more.

Nevrmore
2007-02-15, 05:50 PM
((I'm still good))

Rebonack
2007-02-15, 05:56 PM
“Yes, there was a dead winged humanoid as well.”

“Was the cause of his death apparent?” the monolith continues.

Nevrmore
2007-02-15, 05:58 PM
Descartes burps in the corner, having no objections.

Rebonack
2007-02-15, 08:44 PM
"The winged humanoid had taken a number of rather serious wounds, but he one that would have actually killed him was the sizable hole in the back of his head and the fact that the entreaty of his brain was missing."

"Very well. When did you next see this missing solider?"

Nevrmore
2007-02-19, 02:55 PM
Descartes has an objection!

Oh wait, he forgot it! Crap.

No objections.

Rebonack
2007-02-19, 07:57 PM
"At Trog's tavern the following day."

"And what did you do when you saw him?"

Nevrmore
2007-02-19, 10:40 PM
((Objection: N/A))

Rebonack
2007-02-19, 10:59 PM
"I recognized him as one of the soldiers from the temple and attempted to restrain him," Regiji responds. "Both because of the attack and because I had reason to believe that he may have been harboring the parasite that myself and several officers thought was causing the case of missing brains."

"Very well. How did that encounter end?"

Exachix
2007-02-24, 05:23 PM
((I would just take that as no objection... carry on))

Rebonack
2007-02-24, 05:26 PM
((S'ok))

"The man's head exploded and a creature identical in appearance to Descartes emerged and fled the scene."

"Thank you Regiji. We have no further questions."

Exachix
2007-02-25, 06:37 AM
Exachix nodds.

"Ah... urm... Who wants to represent Gufipolice in Aerin's absence?"

McBish
2007-02-25, 07:44 PM
McBish enters. Your honor the Town Police is willing to accept the Stone Slab as council if he so wishes. If he doesn't I will take over.

Rebonack
2007-02-26, 02:58 AM
"We are here only to defend our own," the monolith thrums. "We must respectfully decline."

Regiji leans back in his chair, wondering if he is going to be asked to step down from the witness stand soon.

McBish
2007-02-26, 11:23 AM
McBish sighs and pulls out a breifcase and searches among the many files and sits down and reads up on this case.

((Quit commiting crime people, to many trials.))

Castaras
2007-02-26, 11:25 AM
(( Hmm...thieves guild, anyone? ))

Exachix
2007-02-26, 12:15 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Sorry Regij. Mcbish, you may now question witness 1."

((sorry about this Mcbish. =) ))

McBish
2007-02-26, 02:06 PM
Did the box Descartes appear to be airtight?

Rebonack
2007-02-26, 10:43 PM
"No, it did not appear to be air-tight."

McBish
2007-02-26, 10:45 PM
That is my only question thank you.

Exachix
2007-02-27, 11:51 AM
Exachix nodds.

"Regiji, you may sit down. Descartes, please call your next witness."

Rebonack
2007-02-27, 11:52 AM
Regiji steps down from the witness stand and proceeds to sit behind the defendant's table.

Nevrmore
2007-02-28, 04:39 PM
I call Miatog to the stand.

Exachix
2007-02-28, 04:40 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Miatog, please come to the stand."

Miatog
2007-02-28, 09:05 PM
[]Just a warning, skrol and work have been rather taxing. To the point that this is my first time in a over a week. I’ll make an effort to check on this daily, but if there’s a couple days between log ins I’m sorry.[]

Miatog enters the room and looks around. He quickly identifies the people he needs to and takes the stand.

Exachix
2007-03-03, 09:21 AM
"Miatog, do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you [insert diety's name here]?"

Miatog
2007-03-03, 08:08 PM
"I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me...knowledge."

Exachix
2007-03-04, 03:43 AM
"Descartes, you may question the witness."

Nevrmore
2007-03-04, 04:21 PM
Miatog, is it true that you visited me while I was incarcerated?

Miatog
2007-03-04, 05:46 PM
Miatog's face becomes the perfect poker face once the question is asked, his voice becomes mono toned. No way anyone can read off how he reacts, you only get what you hear from this witness. "I was there to visit someone else but did talk with you before the one I had intended to talk to."

Nevrmore
2007-03-04, 05:57 PM
How would you describe the 'cell' that they had me kept in, Miatog?

Miatog
2007-03-04, 09:28 PM
“At a glance the cell itself seems normal. However, the cell bars were made of adamantine and had enchantments to keep magic and psionic abilities from working. You were being kept in a box within the cell. The box was simple looking and about as big as a basketball. It was also enchanted to keep magic from working. The lid was kept shut with a pad lock.”

Flabbicus
2007-03-04, 09:37 PM
(( Hmm...thieves guild, anyone? ))

(( You'll have to talk to Renrik about that. I personally would love to see the Masked Troupe back, and seeing as how the Nonexistant Mafia failed we need some PC organization to raise us above the common NPC thieves that player's kill and use as plot points. ))

(( Yeah I know. "No chatter during the trial!" I'll be metaphysically leaving then. ))

Nevrmore
2007-03-05, 04:50 PM
In your own words, how would you describe the extent they took into keeping me imprisoned?

Miatog
2007-03-05, 05:40 PM
“A great deal, more then the other prisoners.”

Nevrmore
2007-03-05, 05:41 PM
"Do you think this excessive imprisonment was necessary from what you gathered when you spoke with me?"

Miatog
2007-03-05, 09:29 PM
“Not in the least. Some force between the bars or even just boarding up the bars would have been enough to keep you in, no need for the small anti-magic box.”

Nevrmore
2007-03-06, 04:44 PM
How long were you in the prison?

Deus Mortus
2007-03-06, 05:05 PM
((As a sidenote to those wanting organised crime, Tinderhall will be starting up an assassin guild later on and possibly combine that with a thieves guild))

Miatog
2007-03-06, 05:51 PM
Its hard to say with the lack of linear time, but I believe it was two days.

Nevrmore
2007-03-06, 05:55 PM
And in those two days, did you see any officer communicate with me in any way, question me, interact with me, or even feed me?

Miatog
2007-03-07, 01:49 AM
"No formal questioning. I seem to recall some questions being yelled from an officer's desk, but they were more on a being to being rather then officer to prisoner. Other then that, no."

Nevrmore
2007-03-07, 08:18 PM
No further questions.

Exachix
2007-03-08, 01:48 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Regiji, you may now question the witness."

Rebonack
2007-03-08, 03:27 PM
“Thank you your honor,” the monolith thrums. “Mr. Miatog, were you aware of any present magical effects on the cells at the police station?”

Miatog
2007-03-08, 09:09 PM
"What magic was on the cells didn't concern me so I didn't actively seek them out. However I would have to be punched with a mystical Gorilla incased in a ton of lead being swung by a wrecking ball to miss the ones that kept magic and psionics from working."


Despite the obvious humor in the statement, Miatog still has his blank look and mono toned voice. It possibly adds to the humor of it all the more.


[]I know Rebo will pick up on that joke...[]

Rebonack
2007-03-08, 09:13 PM
((You got the reference wrong =P))

"Thank you Mr. Miatog. We have no further questions for you," the monolith thrums.

Miatog
2007-03-08, 09:20 PM
[]oh? what did I mess up on?[]

Exachix
2007-03-09, 11:18 AM
Exachix nodds.

"Mcbish, you may now ask questions of the witness."

McBish
2007-03-09, 03:08 PM
Yes how long did you visit the prisoner?

Miatog
2007-03-09, 06:03 PM
“I was in the prison for about two days. Thanks to the non liner time of the Town I didn’t talk to him that entire time, though I was aware of what was going on during that time.”

McBish
2007-03-10, 02:10 PM
And during this time you never claim to never have seen the faires feed the prisoner despite the fact that it is clearly posted that they do so?

Miatog
2007-03-10, 04:32 PM
"Because they didn't. I saw them take statements, let prisoners out, and make coffie."

[]That might be what they do now, but allow me to quote from the NPC section from the topic in which Descartes was in jail and when I visted him.[]


Fairies Godric, Ravina, Krista, and Feorwyn are about the station to help take statements, open cells to release prisoners after time is served, and make fresh pots of coffee for waiting persons. Please use as you feel necessary. Godric -he has a superiority attitude, Ravina -she only to happy to help and will give you flowers, Feorwyn - She is pretty darn surly for a lady, and Krista -she just wants to get the work done and is always running around hecticly.

McBish
2007-03-15, 12:08 PM
During your time in the station did you eat?

Miatog
2007-03-15, 06:19 PM
"No, for I have no need. I have set up through what was called 'genetic magic' a constant nourishment stream to 'feed' me as needed."

McBish
2007-03-15, 06:20 PM
Did you see Descrates suffer any ill affects?

Miatog
2007-03-15, 06:23 PM
"There were no ill effects that I could see while he was in a box."

McBish
2007-03-21, 03:28 PM
Thank you no further questions.

((Sorry all for the lateness.))

Exachix
2007-03-21, 03:29 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Thank you. Miatog, you may leave the Stand. Descartes, please call your next witness."

((That's fine.))

Miatog
2007-03-21, 04:55 PM
Miatog relaxes and returns to his normal self. “It was a pleasure to participate in this pursuit of the truth.” Miatog gets up and walks out of the courtroom.

Nevrmore
2007-03-22, 03:55 PM
Descartes thinks for a few moments.

No further witnesses, your honor.

Exachix
2007-03-22, 03:57 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Regiji's Monolith, any witnesses?"

wxdruid
2007-03-25, 05:18 PM
((bump as a reminder. :-) ))

Rebonack
2007-03-26, 12:59 PM
((Woops. Sorry about that. I'll make my post here tonight. I've got to go to class soon.))

Exachix
2007-03-26, 03:49 PM
((i was going to Pm them *sigh* Thanks Gwen))

Rebonack
2007-03-26, 05:53 PM
"We call Cepherel to the witness stand," thrums the Oracle.

A female human in a slate gray uniform bearing the same holy symbol inscribed upon the monolith suddenly pops into the courtroom and takes.

Nevrmore
2007-03-26, 05:56 PM
Descartes speaks up.

Hey, hey! Who the hell is that? She isn't a witness!

Rebonack
2007-03-27, 07:20 PM
"While Cepherel is not a first hand witness of the crimes she has, however, examined the information gathered on those who perished," the monolith thrums. "As such, she will provide her expert testimony regarding their cause of death."

Nevrmore
2007-03-27, 07:22 PM
She doesn't look like any sort of coroner to me.

Rebonack
2007-03-27, 07:35 PM
"Her appearance when before the court is of little relation to her technical skill and experience," the monolith responds. "We will allow Your Honor the Judge decide the issue."

A folder detailing the woman's impeccable credentials suddenly pops into existence on the judge's desk.

Exachix
2007-03-28, 12:50 AM
Exachix looks at the credentials to check.

Rebonack
2007-03-30, 01:18 PM
They are, as mentioned already, impeccable.

=P

Exachix
2007-03-30, 01:19 PM
So?

Exachix nodds.

"Ok, apoligies milady but the court will adjorn until further notice"

((That is: I'm going away for a week from tomorrow.))

Exachix
2007-04-07, 03:21 AM
((And we're back))

Exachix returns to reality and looks at Cepherel.

"Ok, Milady. Will you speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing by the truth, in the name of [deity].

Rebonack
2007-04-07, 02:01 PM
"By the Shepherds I do so swear," the woman responds.

Exachix
2007-04-07, 02:04 PM
Exachix nodds.

"Monolith, You may now question the witness."

Rebonack
2007-04-07, 03:38 PM
"Very well, your honor," thrums the stone slab. "Cepherel, would you please state your Duty for the court?"

"Of course, Oracle. My Duty is to serve as a combat tactician. I specialize in analyzing both friendly and hostile units to determine cause of death and how best to improve both combat procedure and equipment to maximize enemy losses while minimizing Flock casualties."

"Very well. From your expert opinion, how would you say the bodies you examined for this case died?"

"A sizable portion of their brain and upper spinal chord was removed."

"By what means?"

"Judging from the nature of the hole bored into the skull, an oral disk was adhered to the occipital portion of the head. Rasping teeth were then employed to grind through the skull and the brain was then sucked out."

Exachix
2007-04-07, 03:53 PM
Exachix raises a hand.

"Any Objections will be sorted at the proper time, remember that. If Descartes here has a problem with one of your questions you will allow him to speak after the question has been asked. Are you ok with that?"

Exachix
2007-04-11, 03:52 PM
(( Bump! ))

Rebonack
2007-04-11, 06:32 PM
"Very well. Is it true that you ran a genomic analysis on the fragments of the victim's skull?"

The woman nods.

"Yes, Oracle, I did."

Exachix
2007-04-13, 06:26 AM
((Bempity))

Nevrmore
2007-04-13, 04:15 PM
((Do you still want me responding to each of Rebo's posts to say if I object or not?))

Rebonack
2007-04-13, 04:19 PM
((That would be helpful >.>))

"Can you affirm that the victims had an illithid in their skull cavity shortly after the time of their death?"

"Yes, Oracle. These was indeed such a parasite present in the victims."

Nevrmore
2007-04-13, 04:21 PM
Objection! I'm not an illithid, I'm a larvae illithid. I'm sure that the wounds that a mature illithid's beak and my own would make would be very different.

Descartes is, admittedly, fishing for some footholds here.

Chaotic Bob
2007-04-13, 04:22 PM
((Illithids don't have beaks...))

Nevrmore
2007-04-13, 04:24 PM
((Yeah, they do.

"Illithids have four octopus-like tentacles around a beaked or lamprey-like mouth"))

Chaotic Bob
2007-04-13, 04:25 PM
((I've never seen the 'beak' portion of that description, lamprey yes, beak no))

Rebonack
2007-04-13, 04:25 PM
((Some do.))

"As the witness has already pointed out, your honor, the wound was caused by an oral disk as is present in larval illithid," the Monolith thrums.

Nevrmore
2007-04-13, 04:26 PM
((Well, in any case, that's how I've been describing Descartes killing his victims this whole time - He'd use his beak to bore into their head.))

I highly doubt that any of you know what the wound of a larval illithid's prey would look like. Descartes continues objecting.

Chaotic Bob
2007-04-13, 04:29 PM
((I'm not saying that you can't do that...just that it goes against my prior knowledge. I'll have to add that beak part though.
Is he a neothelid? I thought that's what the rampaging larvae illithid were...))

Nevrmore
2007-04-13, 04:30 PM
((Well, that's what I called him initially, but aren't neothelids like, crazy worm things? I didn't like that idea very much. I much rather a small octopus-creature who eats people's brains.))

Chaotic Bob
2007-04-13, 04:32 PM
((well, illithid larva are simply tadpoles....so I fail to see where the octupus thing came from. Neothelids are said tadpoles that fail to undergo ceremorphosis))

Rebonack
2007-04-13, 04:32 PM
((Crazy giant acid spitting worm things. Maybe he's just not that big yet >.>))

Nevrmore
2007-04-13, 04:33 PM
((Well I CHANGED IT, okay?))

Chaotic Bob
2007-04-13, 04:35 PM
((only giant when they grow up Rebo. ...maybe Descartes is just a mutant :smallbiggrin: ))

Exachix
2007-04-14, 11:12 AM
Exachix looks up.

"OOC, Out Of Court."

He smiles and looks at them.

"Objection denied. We are not discussing racial attributes here. Only if the Police was wrong in imprisoning you. Continue."

Rebonack
2007-04-14, 12:27 PM
"Thank you, your honor," the monolith thrums. "Cepherel, is it true that you were also provided a genomic sample from the box where in Descartes was held."

"I was."

"And how did it compare to the samples from Descartes' alleged victims?"

"It was a positive match, Oracle."

"Would you explain to the court what this means to those unfamiliar with Codex sequencing?"

Exachix
2007-04-28, 01:12 AM
((Bumpity))

Rebonack
2007-04-28, 01:19 AM
"Since the codex sequence of all living beings are different it is possible to identify a being from an existing sample."

"So, from this data it is certain that Descartes committed these murders?"

"Yes, Oracle."

Nevrmore
2007-04-28, 12:12 PM
Bull! Show us these samples! Descartes angrily objects.

Exachix
2007-04-30, 10:55 AM
Exachix looks at the monolith.

"Sorry, but can you produce the samples?"

Exachix
2007-05-06, 02:39 AM
((bumpitty))

Rebonack
2007-05-06, 03:04 PM
((Sorry, missed the judge's response ><))

"Of course.

A pair of plastic tubes appear on the judge's desk. They're both filled with a stable saline solution. Of course, there isn't anything readily visable in either of them. You can't see DNA =P

Exachix
2007-05-06, 04:07 PM
THe Judge smiles.

"Continue."

Exachix
2007-05-13, 02:35 PM
((Bumpitty of the eternal Thread))

Rebonack
2007-05-13, 04:13 PM
((It's this one sided stuff that seems to take forever ><))

"We have no further questions for this witness, your honor," the monolith thrums.

Exachix
2007-05-14, 02:12 AM
Exachix nodds.

"Very Well, Town Police may not question the witness"

McBish
2007-05-14, 10:58 AM
We have no questions.

Exachix
2007-05-14, 11:03 AM
Descartes may now question this witness.

Exachix
2007-05-27, 10:51 AM
((BUMP!

Or has Nevermore left or something?))

Rebonack
2007-05-27, 11:33 AM
((Try a PM >.>))