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May 19, 2019 2:42 PM
a new killer on the block
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"Two civilians on vacation, occasionally dropping ominous hints, perhaps a body is found in a few hours...?"

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"If you feel like spending the time, yes."

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"Or however long you want to spend building suspense," he amends.

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"I think a few hours' delay works. I admit, I'm tempted to leave the bodies such that they form an image if viewed on a map - like one of those little connect-the-dots."

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" - there's an idea."  He strokes his chin pensively.  "I don't think the Guillotine has ever done anything like that before.  We don't have a symbol, do we?  Although it may be better not to make the connection obvious, even if we can."

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"We don't! It's a pity."

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"Hmm.  Perhaps a pentagram, or - which one is this one, do you know?"  He traces the shape of a unicersal hexagram in the air with one finger.  "To suggest occultist activity, if we want to draw attention away from ourselves.  But those are a bit obvious, admittedly..."

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"One issue, yes. They do have the advantage of being easy to make - an upside down pentagram would require only ten bodies. Perhaps the necronomicon seal, or one of those lovecraftian ones - Nodens and Nyarlathotep both have interesting symbols."

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"We could do it in five, if we trust the police to connect the dots in the order that the crimes were committed.  But reproducing the necronomicon's seal sounds like an interesting challenge."

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"I do love challenges, and this city is plenty big, I believe."

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"Well.  We should acquire a map, unless you already have one.  Though for a project this ambitious I'm almost tempted to regroup and plan a bit more, before executing the actual murders."

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"Hm. There's nothing saying we need a single day, except for the challenge. We could scout today, at a minimum. Identify likely places and targets?"

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"Sounds like a plan."  And off they go.

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A map's easy to find, and Decima draws little skulls at the best places to leave - or make - bodies while sitting under a particularly lovely tree in a less trafficked park.

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Slimebones leans over her shoulder, makes suggestions, laughs along.

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Accurately mapping a complicated seal onto a street grid is surprisingly difficult! Luckily the roofs around here are suitable for leaving bodies on for the most part. Perhaps they can even leave some inside buildings.

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"See, I was assuming they'd all go inside buildings, but on the roofs is interesting."

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"Variety is the spice of life and death."

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He laughs delightedly.

Planning continues, and eventually concludes.

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They even have time for a murder or several, to start them off - and then the question becomes do they want to build this up over days, or do a spree?

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"I always like seeing my handiwork on the news.  What say we wait a few days?"

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"To start, or between each murder - that will take quite a while if we wait for each. But that build-up of fear is quite the tempting target."

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"Maybe not between each.  A few pilot attempts, as a warmup, you know; and if in a few days they haven't sniffed us out we can start doubling down."

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"A slow start to get their attention, and then a sprint to alarm them. Sounds fun."

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"Precisely.  Hmm... Do you think Tyrannissa would be willing to help us move the bodies?  Transporting them with - adequate discretion - could be tricky, otherwise."

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