Thanks for that Epimetreus - I was wondering how to say it right
So after session 1 my players failed to access the joy grove files, they cant learn much here (but I made some handouts which would be a shame to waste) - I am going to equip the Thai thugs with an additional note from their boss SS! I've not yet printed it up, but it is another little word puzzle (my players like meta puzzles that they have to work out, not their investigators):
Cool. I'm thinking of having her send her thugs to Martin's sisters or to his brother with an offer to buy Trammel's library, and escalate things from there.
Will post 6th write up when I have a chance. Am working on 7th, where we had all players (one via hangout) and Josh playing Martin's sisters, and one of Lillian's pillars got shattered. Boom.
Meanwhile, am pondering what Captain Walker will make of her two telegrams sent during the 6th session. In the first she tries to hire him to get a letter from one of Martin's sources of stability (nicely first) so she can give it to Martin and not read it, and gives him bank account information, trusting, not unreasonably, that the man smart enough to sell Trammel out won't just empty her bank account.
The second telegram tells him never mind, as the situations has been resolved, but adds that he should feel free to take out any reasonable compensation from her account.
I'm trying to figure out what, if anything, he's done, and what he thinks.
He's not going to the local mafia. He's currently an independent agent, and he has no reason to risk that changing.
Five days have passed between the two telegrams.
The man with the letter, Samuel Jenner, simply wasn't in LA at whatever point Walker got the first telegram, but making his way to Mexico City. So, Walker hadn't had any opportunity to locate him.
Samuel Jenner is a) Martin's on again off again lover, b ) nominally his boss, and c) a rich legitimate New York businessman, as his family owns a chain of discount department stores (which was a business that did well during the Depression). I've been told that, in general, the mafia isn't about to pick on legitimate businesses run by rich folks, but I've no idea whether that is / was true.
Lillian Avery is also rich (Credit Rating 5) (Dilettante, rich heiress).
So, I don't know if he started to do research (or had his people do that), stopped when the telegram came, and took compensation for expenses; if he started to do research, stopped when the telegram came, and took no money; started to do research and stopped when he learned who Jenner was (he already knows who Lillian is); or if he never started in the first place.
Would he think of this as a business matter, regardless of the situation? Would he think of it as too risky when he found out who Jenner was? Would he think of it as a rich girl / young woman being a ditz between hiring him for this and then calling it off? Would he think of it as a future opportunity, and if so, what kind of opportunity?
I'm pondering this, but would be grateful for other people's ideas.
Edited by Lisa, 21 January 2014 - 07:18 AM.