[5/3/2013 9:45:57 PM] Khiro: Wilde was founded maybe 50 years ago. The only remaining original settler is currently the mayor, a half-demon named Castor.
[5/3/2013 9:53:48 PM] Josie: Josie probably was not happy about being ordered this town, although she certainly would not have complained.
[5/3/2013 9:54:13 PM] Khiro: You know who she's after?
[5/3/2013 9:54:52 PM] Josie: Josie does not, no!
[5/3/2013 10:00:00 PM] Khiro: Hmmm. Well, she doesn't know much about Wilde except that it's known as 'freakville'. The population is mostly human, but there are a few nonhumans as well.
[5/3/2013 10:01:01 PM] Josie: Josie doesn't like them practically on principle.
[5/3/2013 10:05:43 PM] Khiro: Apparently non humans go there to escape prosecution and find work.
[5/3/2013 10:06:16 PM] Khiro: The more obviously non-human non-humans, especially.
[5/3/2013 10:07:10 PM] Josie: ((persecution!))
[5/3/2013 10:07:38 PM] Josie: Josie is more of the persecuting type, although to be fair, she's never going to do more than watch more carefully for crimes until they actually *commit* one.
[5/3/2013 10:10:19 PM] Khiro: ((Right, sorry. Persecution.))
[5/3/2013 10:14:42 PM] Khiro: The town's sheriff is an older gentleman named Statler. He might have some info on your quarry, a half-demon named Fennick who's guilty of, among other things, murder, robbery, murder, and murder.
[5/3/2013 10:15:27 PM] Josie: Josie hates this guy and has a whole dossier on him memorized. She had time to do it on the train out here.
[5/3/2013 10:17:48 PM] Khiro: He's mostly a murderer. His left eye is amber in color and has a slit pupil, like a serpent. He usually wears an eyepatch.
[5/3/2013 10:21:57 PM] Josie: Josie departs the train, carrying her suitcase. She's a short woman with an average build wearing dark pants and a loose white shirt, underneath a dark vest and matching coat. It's dark brown, but in dim light it looks almost black. Her hat matches, too. She has gray eyes, tannish skin, black hair with streaks of grey in it and a beaky nose that's a little too big for her face. She's also perpetually wearing a slight frown.
[5/3/2013 10:22:32 PM] Josie: Josie heads for the sheriff's office first. It's best to liaise with the local law enforcement and also, they usually know where it's best and worst to stay in town.
[5/3/2013 10:26:21 PM] Khiro: Actually, the sheriff is waiting for you, a 6'5" brick of a man, probably in his late fourties, though his weathered skin makes him look ten years older. His eyes are still sharp and clear, though.
[5/3/2013 10:27:21 PM] Josie: ((At the train station?))
[5/3/2013 10:29:31 PM] Khiro: Yep.
[5/3/2013 10:30:26 PM] Josie: Josie recognizes the badge. "Mr. Statler?"
[5/3/2013 10:32:34 PM] Khiro: He nods. ((Change your nick?))
[5/3/2013 10:32:41 PM] Josie: ((I did. It's Kate.))
[5/3/2013 10:33:32 PM] Khiro: ((... huh, says 'Josie' for me, still. What's her last name?))
[5/3/2013 10:34:36 PM] Josie: ((Candlemas.))
[5/3/2013 10:34:41 PM] Josie: Josie holds her hand out.
[5/3/2013 10:34:46 PM] Josie: Kate Candlemas.
[5/3/2013 10:34:59 PM | Edited 10:35:14 PM] Josie: U.S. Marshal.
[5/3/2013 10:35:40 PM] Khiro: He nods, taking her hand awkwardly. "Marshal. Well, c'mon, let's get you settled."
[5/3/2013 10:36:17 PM] Josie: Josie shakes his hand.
[5/3/2013 10:36:51 PM] Josie: I don't usually get an honor guard, Mr. Statler. Something wrong?
[5/3/2013 10:39:54 PM] Khiro: Statler: No ma'am. Seemed like the thing to do.
[5/3/2013 10:42:43 PM] Josie: ... most local law enforcement doesn't like me comin' in. They view it as an invasion of their territory--territory they are tasked with keeping safe. I got no intention of steppin' on your toes, Mr. Statler. I'll find my man, arrest him and leave.
[5/3/2013 10:43:09 PM] Josie: You call on me to help, I'll help; otherwise I'll stay out of your hair.
[5/3/2013 10:44:31 PM | Edited 10:44:40 PM] Khiro: Statler: Well shoot, I had a pretty speech all set up. But you covered it. We like things pretty quiet here. My folks is good folks, here. Only reason I fill up my cells is when the bars get a new shipment in.
[5/3/2013 10:46:09 PM] Josie: No balefire mishaps and the like? I'm aware of what this town's known for, no offense. Hard to believe it'd stay that quiet.
[5/3/2013 10:47:41 PM] Khiro: Statler: We had problems, make no mistake. Last couple years, though, been good, quiet, and prosperous.
[5/3/2013 10:48:42 PM] Khiro: As you walk with Statler, he tips his hat to a few passersbye, including a gentleman with antlers.
[5/3/2013 10:49:06 PM] Josie: Josie doesn't stare at him; she's not rude.
[5/3/2013 10:49:41 PM] Khiro: Statler: I don't know what it is. But I aim to continue the trend.
[5/3/2013 10:51:47 PM] Josie: Not lookin' to make any trouble. I'm just here for Fennick. Usually wears an eyepatch; he has a funny left eye.
[5/3/2013 10:52:48 PM] Khiro: Statler: Yeah, I seen the notice. Haven't seen the man himself, though.
[5/3/2013 10:53:37 PM] Josie: Shame, I was hoping you'd've seen him.
[5/3/2013 10:56:00 PM] Josie: It's getting to be a big town, though. Makes sense.
[5/3/2013 10:59:14 PM] Josie: Where d'you recommend I stay?
[5/3/2013 11:02:42 PM] Khiro: ((brb.))
[5/3/2013 11:13:04 PM] Khiro: Statler: The Imperial over on Main Street is probably the best inn we got. Tell Miss Merril I sent ya.
[5/3/2013 11:14:15 PM] Josie: Not too expensive, I hope?
[5/3/2013 11:15:37 PM] Khiro: Statler: Nah. She's pretty reasonable.
[5/3/2013 11:15:57 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/3/2013 11:16:12 PM] Josie: There a brothel in town? Gambling-houses?
[5/3/2013 11:19:27 PM] Khiro: Statler nods. "Lamplight's got whores and gambling. They're down on east street. They got some men to service you, if that's what you're lookin' for."
[5/3/2013 11:19:46 PM] Josie: Nope, just lookin' for Fennick. Or planning on it.
[5/3/2013 11:20:57 PM] Khiro: Statler: We'll, you'll be wantin' to talk to Kiska then. Lamplight's hers. She might know if such a man came through.
[5/3/2013 11:21:40 PM] Khiro: At this point, you've counted at least five non-humans walking past you.
[5/3/2013 11:21:52 PM] Josie: Who does illusion in town, or are there too many to have a list?
[5/3/2013 11:22:51 PM] Khiro: Statler thinks. "Not really somethin' we've had a problem with. Don't know of anyone who specializes in it. You thinkin' he might have picked up a new face or two?"
[5/3/2013 11:23:06 PM] Josie: Could be; mostly he's got to worry about that eye.
[5/3/2013 11:25:19 PM] Josie: Can't cover up a thing like that too easily, without the covering-up being even more noticeable.
[5/3/2013 11:31:55 PM] Josie: Eyepatches. Bandages.
[5/3/2013 11:34:05 PM] Khiro: Statler: Well, rumor has it that Walter Rivers is a powerful wizard. He's got an estate just outside of town, but I don't see him interacting with a criminal. He's already rich.
[5/3/2013 11:34:41 PM] Josie: What's his background?
[5/3/2013 11:35:45 PM] Khiro: Statler: Don't rightly know. He made his money in a silver mine.
[5/3/2013 11:36:32 PM] Josie: Not fae, then.
[5/3/2013 11:37:11 PM] Josie: Got a hospital or a doctor in town, or a few of 'em?
[5/3/2013 11:37:48 PM] Khiro: Statler: Yeah, Ol' Preston is the sawbones.
[5/3/2013 11:39:01 PM] Josie: Preston. He the only one?
[5/3/2013 11:40:29 PM] Khiro: Statler: He's got a couple of assistants. But that's about it.
[5/3/2013 11:41:06 PM] Josie: Josie nods. "'nother avenue I'll be checking out. And this... Rivers."
[5/3/2013 11:43:02 PM] Josie: Think I'll get a room, put the suitcase away first. You got any advice? People or places to avoid, folks that look trustworthy but ain't, ideas about finding Fennick?
[5/3/2013 11:46:12 PM] Khiro: Statler's thoughtful. "Mick, down on east street, always has an ear to the ground."
[5/3/2013 11:47:19 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[5/3/2013 11:48:34 PM] Josie: Thanks. ... thanks for bein' helpful, too. You let me know if you need help; can't promise anything, as I won't be here long, but I like to help folks out if they need it.
[5/3/2013 11:49:32 PM] Khiro: Statler tips his hat to you. "Ma'am. Just head straight down the street and you can't miss the Imperial."
[5/3/2013 11:50:18 PM] Josie: Will do. Thanks.
[5/3/2013 11:50:34 PM] Josie: Josie tips her own hat back, and heads to the Imperial, with her suitcase.
[5/3/2013 11:51:39 PM] Khiro: She finds it pretty easily. You enter through a classy lounge/bar.
[5/3/2013 11:52:17 PM] Josie: Josie looks for an employee.
[5/3/2013 11:55:51 PM] Khiro: There's a couple of waitresses and an attractive young woman behind the bar with red hair and blue skin.
[5/3/2013 11:56:30 PM] Josie: Josie goes with whichever one looks least busy.
[5/3/2013 11:58:25 PM] Khiro: There's only a few patrons this time of day. The girl at the bar is just wiping down the bar with a cloth at the moment.
[5/4/2013 12:00:05 AM] Josie: Josie goes with her, then, somewhat reluctantly.
[5/4/2013 12:00:13 AM] Josie: Hey. Got any rooms free here?
[5/4/2013 12:02:49 AM] Khiro: She smiles. "Of course. It's our slow season. All kinda rooms open. What are you lookin' for?"
[5/4/2013 12:03:38 AM] Josie: Cheapest individual one you got that doesn't have fleas. Prefer one with a table or a desk.
[5/4/2013 12:06:02 AM] Khiro: Barkeep: All my rooms are clean.
[5/4/2013 12:06:22 AM] Khiro: She turns and grabs you a key.
[5/4/2013 12:06:41 AM] Josie: Locks, too. Better than I'm used to.
[5/4/2013 12:06:55 AM] Josie: Josie smiles, slightly. Infinitesimally.
[5/4/2013 12:13:41 AM] Khiro: She smiles back, a bit broader. "Can I get you anything else? Hungry? Thirsty?"
[5/4/2013 12:14:03 AM] Josie: Bit hungry and I wouldn't mind a cup of coffee.
[5/4/2013 12:14:47 AM] Khiro: Girl: Comin' up!
[5/4/2013 12:15:12 AM] Josie: Thanks.
[5/4/2013 12:16:18 AM] Josie: Whatever there is to eat's fine.
[5/4/2013 12:17:05 AM] Khiro: Girl: Nothin exciting, just some stew.
[5/4/2013 12:17:15 AM] Josie: Sounds a treat.
[5/4/2013 12:17:22 AM] Josie: Josie checks for a piano.
[5/4/2013 12:17:52 AM] Khiro: She bustles into the back. There is a piano, though it's currently unplayed.
[5/4/2013 12:20:16 AM] Josie: Josie files that away: May have to move quickly through the main room.
[5/4/2013 12:23:00 AM] Josie: Josie looks around at possible other patrons and at the staff.
[5/4/2013 12:25:37 AM] Khiro: There's only three other people in here right now, two at one table and the other by himself.
[5/4/2013 12:29:15 AM] Josie: Josie looks at them, then! Trying to determine background and temperament.
[5/4/2013 12:29:59 AM] Khiro: All three seem pretty well-to-do. The couple seem to be a married couple and the single one is reading a newspaper while he eats.
[5/4/2013 12:31:19 AM] Josie: Josie checks for signs of nonhuman ancestry!
[5/4/2013 12:32:16 AM] Khiro: THey all seem human.
[5/4/2013 12:35:35 AM] Josie: Hm.
[5/4/2013 12:35:44 AM] Josie: Josie heads up and deposits her suitcase. She doesn't unpack anything.
[5/4/2013 12:36:15 AM] Khiro: It's a pretty nice room, very clean. Very compact, with a small desk.
[5/4/2013 12:37:22 AM] Josie: Josie then heads back downstairs and sees if the food and coffee are ready yet!