CSI: Sharn (Help create 100 corpses)

Hand of Evil

Hero
Epic
57. The body before you looks healthy, young man between 18 and 25, and he looks like he died happy with that stupid wide grin on his face, ear to ear. The other strange thing is all color has gone from his face leaving it a stark white. Seach (DC 10) finds a small bottle of some purple syrup, some loose change, and a number of flyers for the play 'The Laughing'.
 

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Hand of Evil

Hero
Epic
58. The ally was dark and normally you would have avoided it but tonight you had business in the area and this was a shortcut. The body or bodies before you must have been going at it, both have their hands around the others neck, both faces purple from lack of air, bottles of 'Mad Dog-Rot Gut-Red Eye' by their feet...
 

fuindordm

Adventurer
59. A shifter bar is found with its door broken, the clientele savaged as if by wild animals. All of them have a few gold coins in their purses, but of a strange design. The front side shows a tiger's head, and the back side a coiling dragon.

60. Something tells you this isn't just another mugging. The unassuming man is missing his purse and has bruises typical of a severe beating, but a Heal check (DC 15) reveals fine crystal shards embedded in his wounds. More can be found scattered about the crime scene.

61. A cousin of the ir'Tain family is found floating through the sewers, his pockets stuffed with apples. Alchemical analysis of the apples (DC 20) reveals the presence of arsenic, and a heal check (DC 15) on the body tells you that the victim has symptoms of arsenic poisoning as well.

62. One of the city lifts stops working suddenly and crashes into Lower Dura. Its walls are plastered with bloody feathers, and several goblins were killed by stone fragments. Inquiries are met with stony silence by the witnesses, and a Knowledge (Religion) or (Planes) check reveal that the feathers came from a celestial native of Syrania.
 

lior_shapira

Explorer
63. A young Kalashtar male lies crumpled near the entrance to an alley. He's dressed in casual clothes and has three shallow gashes on his right wrist. A search on his body will reveal that he works in the history department of Morgrave university. A DC 15 Heal Check will reveal that he is not dead but his heartbeart is so slow as to be non-existant and his body temperature is way below normal. A DC 25 Knowledge (psionics) check will reveal that he is in some kind of psionic coma
 

BlackMoria

First Post
64. A young man is found hanging by his arms, his body covered with blood. What makes this very mysterious is that the body is found hanging from a immovable rod 100 feet above the roof of the House Cannith compound. A Heal Check DC15 reveals the victim bleed to death from 'a thousand' cuts. His tongue has been removed, explaining why no one had heard the victim. The representative of House Cannith refuses to make comment on the crime or the identity of the victim - only that the victim was a minor member of the dragonmarked house.
 

Wraith Form

Explorer
BlackMoria said:
...What makes this very mysterious is that the body is found hanging from a immovable rod 100 feet above the roof of the House Cannith compound...
Quick clarification request: Do you mean the rod is hovering (presumably magically) above the roof?

Thanks!
 

GuardianLurker

Adventurer
65) A partial corpse is found protruding from the exterior wall of a local merchant's vault. Normally, this would be an open-and-shut case of a failed teleport, but the corpse belongs to a member of a prominent family who has been believed dead for years.

66) A corpse that is an unholy blend of male and female body parts (including a face that is half-and-half) fell from the sky to land in the fountain of the city's largest bazaar. Clasped in one of the hands is the token of a noble house, and a fragment of unidentifiable metal.
 

BlackMoria

First Post
Quick clarification request: Do you mean the rod is hovering (presumably magically) above the roof?

Clarification - as in Immovable Rod for the Rod section of the DMG's Magic Item chapter. So, yes, the rod is 'fixed in location' in midair 100 feet above the roof.

Given the value of the rod in and of itself being left behind, and the obvious statement of hanging a House Cannith minor lordling above the House Cannith compound itself, the conclusion one should draw was that someone is making a very powerful statement to House Cannith. Now what that statement is... :]
 

TheAuldGrump

First Post
Captain Howdy said:
No... The Black Dahlia murder. One of the weirdest ever. You can read about it at crimelibrary.com, I think.

Heh, there was a picture of her in one of White Wolf's Wraith books as a 'topless dancer'. I wondered if anyone else got the joke. The cigarette burns and tatoos were left out of the description.

67.) The corpse is pale, the abdomen grotesquely bloated. A funnel juts from the mouth and a large number of meat pastries have been shoved down the funnel with a pestle.

67.) the skin on the corpse hangs loosely on the bones, through the still supple integument you can see movement as though many small creatures are writhing beneath the skin.

68.) The head hangs from its haur from the tavern sign, a pool of coagulated blood, perhaps as much as a gallon, lies beneath it, yet the lips are still moving.

69.) Blowfly larva have hatched in the mouth and eyes of this corpse. The wrists bear the scars of the manacle, but are long healed. The left ankle bears a manacle still, the flesh around it callosed, from it depends a chain, the last link deformed.

70.) The buttocks of this corpse can barely be seen above the murky ice of the frozen river. becoming grotesquely visible as the snowman that previously hid it melts.

71.) Ropes run from the figures wrists and ankles to the walls of the alleyway. Yet another rop is situated so that if the victim relaxed his arms strangulation would ensue. The bulging tongue and blued cheeks indicate that this is indeed what happened, yet there are no ligature marks on either the wrists nor the ankles, and a faint smell of almonds hovers upon the lips.

72.) The flesh of this corpse, laid across the top of a cenotaph, is crisscrossed with fine cuts, while on the forehead a brand reads 72.)

The Auld Grump

*EDIT* And one more - I know someone who found one of these
The Auld Grump :]
73.) A black, grey, and white stack of coarse ash is nearly completly hidden under the shrubs of this pleasant park.The only thing indicating that this pile of calcined ashes is human are the teeth, something has pulverized these burnt remains until nothing larger than the teeth remains.

No foul play, except that you really aren't supposed to deposit your loved ones cremated remains in a National Forest...
 
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Janx

Hero
74) The body was found in at the stables to the sports arena. The victim is middle aged. A fine rapier is found near the scene.The killer is unknown, leaving a man's severed head lying next to his own decapitated body. A head, at this time, with no name...

He probably killed himself due to the lousy wrestling... :)
 

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