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NEWS Murders and Mysteries

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Faeryl, May 11, 2012.

  1. Faeryl

    Faeryl 2011 Winter Deco Contest 1st Place
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    MURDER! Grisly Murderer Jimmy Nardello Strikes in Minoc and Trinsic, Who is next?!

    Jimmy Nardello, the common criminal who had defeated the Crux Ansata and fled Britain, has committed at least four murders as of Tuesday. One in Minoc, two in Trinsic and one in Magincia. At all four scenes an Ouroboros ring was discovered, as well as a Nardello pepper in both Minoc and Magincia.

    Based on other evidence at the scenes, the two in the area of Trinsic have been identified as Lady Serian and her son Mikhael, both of Magincia. The identity of the victim in Magincia has yet to be determined. The victim in Minoc has been identified with the help of Adamu Wellings, but further information is currently being withheld due to certain circumstances.

    One of the pages torn from Lady Serian’s journal proved to hold some significance, as it mentioned the Ouroboros families being in great danger. Part of a name could also be discerned, the rest having been torn and lost. “Must tell Lord Well…” It was determined by the small group investigating that night that Lady Serian must have been speaking of Lord Adamu Wellings. We journeyed to Magincia to speak with him.

    Adamu was found in the wooded area on the west side of Magincia, and seemed rather surprised when the Ouroboros families were brought up. We quickly informed him that Jimmy Nardello was likely behind the attacks and that four bodies had been discovered so far. After a quick stop at the inn, Adamu asked us to show him the bodies. Our first stop was the one by the beach to the north.

    While Adamu confirmed that the victim, who had a Nardello pepper in his mouth, had descended from someone Important, he unfortunately couldn’t tell us who it was. He also seemed confused when told that Lady Serian had been in Trinsic, until told that she had been there looking for her son, who was a part of the guard there. Our next stop would be the Rusty Anchor inn in Trinsic.

    The remnants of a destroyed journal lay on the front steps of the inn, thrown from a window on the upper floor. Inside, the remains of Lady Serian, her ring, and several pages of her journal remained. After taking a moment, Adamu began to tell us some backstory of the Lady.

    “Lady Serian was a widow. She married another noble. But, when he died, she inherited a second ring. She gave it to her son, even though it was not meant for him. By blood it should have gone to another. I told her this. But people do not always do as they are supposed to. She loved her son; I cannot fault her for that.”
    We arrived at the guard tower to look over the remains of the guard Mikhael. His clothing had been chewed and his bones picked clean by the large population of rats in the forest. Aside from his ring, there wasn’t much else to see, so we were soon on our way to the small cabin on the edge of Minoc.​

    At first, we had believed this victim had been a Knight of the Crux Ansata, but we were informed otherwise as Adamu pointed out that the armour had been ceremonial. “More of a scribe… A dear friend to many.” When asked how many rings were given, Adamu began to further explain their origins.

    “Twenty-four rings were given… Many families were given them, a very long time ago. Men and women, with certain destinies. Important people, people that held something in their blood, or their future. Decisions they would make, actions they would take... Or not take. People with names like Cromwell, Desryn, Saul, Raym, Jerison... The rings were to be passed down to their first born. Through the generations. Always the first.”

    He told us that while most of those families are now gone, the line would always continue. “Rings can be lost, and found again by those who they are meant to find them. I do not remember why I gave them... a maddening thing, to remember details of something... But forget others.”

    It was probably more surprising than it should have been to be told that Adamu himself had given the rings to these families when he had donned the white cowel. “I gave them to the ancestors of many of the people you may know. Or at least heard of.” He continued speaking as we contemplated possible motives for the killings.

    “I cannot answer to our friend Jimmy... You asked why he is killing them. First you must understand, it could have been simply rage at being denied his birthright. Or it could be, he is trying to undo something I set into motion ages ago in the past. You see... Lady Serian's step son was one James Nefran. Her Lorded husband died. His son James should have gotten his ring. Instead she gave it to Mikhael. I asked her to follow the line. Even though she didn't see James worthy. I cannot force anyone to do anything. I can only suggest they follow a course of action. James Nefran is the man you are looking for I think. James Nefran is Jimmy Nardello. An Alias. A new name for a hardened criminal.”

    He told us that he would warn the others who carried the rings. They were not a secret, but could be objects of great jealousy. He explained that he had advised those who carried them to keep them secret, and they were never meant to be such an important thing, just a mark of destiny. He also told us that he feared they might gain a sinister meaning over time.

    A curiosity though is that if James Nefran had simply been angered over being denied the ring of this father, why leave it with Mikhael's body? And why take two victims that had no obvious connection to him or his family? Is there another motive, or does he believe he can erase the past and begin anew?

    Who Jimmy Nardello really is, and whatever his motive may be will hopefully be known soon enough. For now though, it is imperative that Lady Amandine be informed of these latest developments.

    Faeryl Tyr'athem
    Atlantic News Reporter
    Knight Major of the Crux Ansata
  2. Kylie Kinslayer

    Kylie Kinslayer Grand Poobah
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    You are about to enter the No Spin Zone and The Force starts now..

    *insert random theme music*

    Recent events have taken place that seem to have been unfairly reported on by certain media outlets, and a potentially innocent man is being slandered and unjustly accused of horrendous murders and probable post mortem mutilation. We at Hoax News strive to bring you fair and balanced debate and shed light on the real story behind the hype and will live up to that high standard of journalism, even in this bizarre case.

    According to a report by an Atlantic News Reporter that has very close ties to the Crux Ansata, Jimmy Nardello; and I quote "the common criminal who had defeated the Crux Ansata and fled Britain, has committed at least four murders as of Tuesday" end quote. Now we at The Force bear no ill will toward the journalist in question, but it is obvious from the article she allows her own personal bias, and the Crux's political agenda to permeate her stance on the issue.

    Jimmy Nardello's second cousin twice removed, wife's, brothers, best friend insists Nardello is being used as a scapegoat. He further maintains this "witch hunt" and the murders are being used as yet another way to drive fear and dissention into our citizens in attempts to drive our land into further chaos.

    Unemployment is up. There are rioters in the streets, occasional raiders in most every town. Not to mention the out right destruction of Blackthorn's Castle in Ilshenar. *gets a sad, serious look on his face and shakes his head* We at The Force fully agree mayhem seems to be very commonplace lately. The second cousin twice removed, wife's, brothers, best friend seems to have a valid point.

    Who could be at the head of such nefarious activity? Our crack staff has uncovered the probable tyrant. All indications at this time point to the supposed leader of The Crux Ansata, none other than Lady Danica Amandine herself. Her authoritarian rule over the fascist Knights places her in a position to do that very thing. Lady Amandine routinely utilizes her "Knights" to do HER bidding. On MULTIPLE occasions she has let loose her dogs of war just because she wanted too. Without any cause, without justification, merely on a whim! Also let us NOT forget, her own sister was creating madness all across the land. She was a well known mass murderer, her own parents being among her victims. Ladies and Gentlemen, if one sister is so twisted, could the other one really be normal? We at The Force don't think so.

    Now, we will give Lady Amandine the benefit of the doubt that she may consider herself well intentioned in her own mind. But, when you tarnish the reputation of a fine upstanding citizen like Jimmy Nardello in order to strike fear into the citizens of Britannia just to have them turn to you for help in hopes that it elevates you to a position of extreme power and rule. that goes beyond being wrong. It leans more towards totalitarian rule. Lady Amandine's goal is simple, she wants to be our Supreme Leader and that is NOT a Britannia I would want to live in. *Get a stern look and shakes head* How about you?

    Now in fairness, we were going to reach out to the Amandine camp, but figured why bother. Someone who does everything I have mentioned so far, would only lie and say it is not going on. And more than likely just call us conspiracy theorists.

    That’s our take, we would like to hear yours. Send us a pigeon to The Force. If you wish to opine do not be a fabulist. *chuckles* That’s a great word, fabulist. Don’t be a fabulist.

    Until next time I am your humble correspondent, Buck Oily.


    Insomnia + Boredom + Pain Killers = Rambling :D
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  3. Faeryl

    Faeryl 2011 Winter Deco Contest 1st Place
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    May 23, 2008
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    *tries to keep a straight face as she reads*


    *fails miserably and burts out laughing*
  4. Buck Oily

    Buck Oily Adventurer

    May 13, 2012
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    We continue to have the staff of The Force working hard at investigating all aspects of this story. We are currently following more than a few leads and hope to have a special bulletin in the coming days.