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Post by Reyn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:30 am

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The London Sparrow - 31st October, 1852 - 1p - Every Day
The full account and latest pictures of all goings-on and happenings in London
Agatha Locke, 'Lady Detective', DEAD
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The successful and established crime-solver Agatha Locke, nicknamed 'The Lady Detective', was found dead in the river Thames this morn at sunrise. As the city mourns the loss of a much-loved community figure and great ally to the police force, many people could not help but wonder about the mysterious circumstances surrounding Ms. Locke's death. Her body was found to have no wounds or signs of internal trauma, and she was found to not be carrying any poison inside her. She was not infected with any plague, she did not drown in the river, and she had been in perfect health just days before her last.
Police suspect that she has been murdered, and are currently running an investigation to try and find who could commit such an awful and strange crime, and are looking for witnesses around the area during Ms. Locke's final hours, hoping to shed some light on this dark crime against the city.
Ms. Locke's funeral is scheduled for the 10th of September at St. Paul's cathedral, and will be a public service as per her wishes. Members of the public are invited to attend the funeral to help carry her memory forwards and recover from this devastating loss.
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The legacy that Ms. Locke left to both the police and to the citizens of London is one that will be lasting. She was successful and skilful at her job, despite being a woman, and even put some of her male peers in their place. In her honour, the police have started a new training regiment for young detectives called 'the Locke Programme', and it is due to begin next year. The programme involves logical and deductive thinking, and should help produce more fine detectives like Ms. Locke to serve in her absence. Perhaps we will find out the truth of this crime one day.

MORE STORIES INSIDE: Cooking duck for the family, what to get for 1p (that isn't the London Sparrow), church reports and more!
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"There it is, one of the few clippings I managed to save from the good ol' days. I remember there being a really good article about home cooking a few pages in, but I only ended up keeping the front page. Still, I guess an article on some missing detective is more interesting to most people.

Y'know, they never did find out how she died. A week before her funeral was scheduled to take place, her body went missing from the morgue and was never found again. They suspected it was stolen, possibly by a witch to do some weird magic on the bones. There were a few characters like that around in those days, though you didn't see 'em tried as much. Not that I condone witch-hunting or anything, it's just an interesting little historical fact for ya.

I tell ya what, though- she was a sharp dresser, weren't she? I mean look at that coat... had it made in Edinburgh, y'know. They brought the tailor down to London to get the measurements off her, then sent him back with all the money he could ask for. It's a very nice coat, actually. Very soft on the inside, yet surprisingly durable on the outside. I'd say it's stab-proof, almost, but back then we didn't really have good weapons. The most that coat probably ever saw was a dull-bladed butcher knife...
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...Not that I would know, of course."
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Name:
Agatha Beatrice Locke
Alias:
Sherlock Bones Key, The Lady Detective, London's Finest.
Age:
A little over 200
Gender:
Female. A skeleton, but a female.
Alignment:
Neutral, but leans towards good.

Abilities:
Being a half-living skeleton is in itself a notable ability. As much as she likes to complain, there are a couple of benefits to being free from the mortal coil.

Key is a skeleton. She's dead. You can't kill the dead. Key's body will piece itself back together very quickly after being damaged, and even the most skull-shatteringly powerful strike won't cause her to be down for long. She can survive literally everything, which is rather unfortunate for someone who thinks she's lived too long.

What do skeletons not have? That's right, nerve endings. Key has no flesh, nerves, or even brain cells on her body that could cause her pain or discomfort. The most she can feel is pressure, so she can tell whether someone is touching her or not, but anything more complex than that just ain't happening.

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Equipment:
A scarf and sunglasses to hide the fact that she's a skeleton. She claims to have a 'skin condition', as if anyone will believe that old thing.

A thick pair of gloves, to hide her skeletal hands.

A very nice coat that's from Edinburgh, also hides the fact that she's a skeleton. It doesn't look particularly feminine and she doesn't bother *ahem* padding it out, but her voice is usually enough to clear any confusion.

A broken pocket watch that she refuses to let other people touch. It's probably worthless anyway, don't bother stealing it.

A gun. For shooting bad guys.
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"So, there ya have it. A smart-dressing skeleton detective from London with a mysterious past and a bunch of cool time powers. Is that what you signed up for, ma'am? Do you still want me to work for ya on this case of yours? Ma'am? Ma'am, please stop screaming... you've seen a skeleton before, right? Well, I mean you have one inside you right now... hey, what are you doing with my head? Put that down this instant! I will not stand for this type of treatment! As a skeleton in the workplace in the year of our lord 2018, I would think that I would be treated like something more than a football!

Ah, is that all, then? Goodbye. Hope your case gets solved soon."
Last edited by Reyn on Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Key

Post by Orph » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:32 am

Getting some strong Fallen London vibes from this. Good stuff.
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Re: Key

Post by Reyn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:37 am

thanks bro i think skeletons are really neat

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Re: Key

Post by Deus Mortis » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:38 am

It's a bit bare bones
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Re: Key

Post by Reyn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 am

damn and i tried to make it so hip

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Re: Key

Post by Quirbles » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 am

Obligatory skeleton pun. Live studio audience laughter. Opening credits play in yellow text

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Re: Key

Post by Reyn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:48 am

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Re: Key

Post by Wint » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:49 am

How humerus
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Re: Key

Post by Reyn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:04 pm

fixed it following the update. should look better now

and with the last alias, im done

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Re: Key

Post by Reyn » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:14 pm

Removed the time powers from Key and replaced them with something that no timefucker could ever, ever hope to match: a gun.

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