Saints & Sinners Murder Mystery
Twilight Cove is a mysterious city by the bay filled with secrets, scandals, and intriguing personalities. The metropolis is the home base of a dangerous, international crime syndicate known as Eclipse. The agents of this secretive organization live their lives as innocuous people – free from the federal government’s radar. Dark Core is the anonymous crime boss of Eclipse and has called for a Saints & Sinners themed gala to be held at The Crescent Hotel. All Eclipse agents are required to attend. There may be moles posing as members of Eclipse, but Dark Core is on a mission to find out who is loyal and who is working undercover for the feds.
You are an Eclipse agent and know you will not live long if you fail to attend this cloak-and-dagger event. Eclipse has the power to wipe out all traces of you from the face of the Earth – both digital and physical. Will Dark Core finally reveal his or her identity? Nobody knows the answer to this, but if you are one of the spies, you should be afraid.
Your instructions from Dark Core are to dress as a saint or a sinner to the celebration – it’s your choice. Please realize that Dark Core always has a reason for every action. Will your attire at the party give away your loyalties? Only time will tell. This is where your story begins.
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COVER: LAB DIRECTOR, CDC
Cover story: Dr. Ketterly is the director of an underground BSL-4 lab at an unknown location for the Center for Disease Containment. Jamie’s lab has the highest level of safety precautions and handles fatal agents that can be aerosolized and lack treatment or vaccines. Jamie is currently studying a top-secret virus and refuses to give anyone further details. Friends closest to Jamie keep their distance during social gatherings, as they don’t know what Jamie’s drug home from work, so shaking hands with Jamie is out of the question. Jamie is easily annoyed and often snaps at people, so tread cautiously around this virus doc.
Eclipse identity: Jamie is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for four years. Jamie is currently working on a virus (NAL version six) that will infect a person via an odorless aerosol and make it appear as though the person is dead for twenty-four hours. NAL stands for 'near after-life.' Eclipse plans to use this virus, when ready, to begin the trial run in Twilight Cove as a test run. If all goes well in Twilight Cove, all major cities will be taken over simultaneously using NAL virus to infect and remove high-ranking officials and transport them to the Island of Lost Souls that is owned by Eclipse. Eclipse agents will slip into their places.)
COVER: PILOT, FORTUNE AIRLINES
Cover story: Fortune Airlines is a new luxury airline. With tickets in the economy section starting at 1K, this indulgent airline caters to the rich, famous, and fortunate. Tracy Silverfur is a commercial pilot for Fortune and flies wealthy clients to major cities around the world. Tracy also can be booked for private flights. This pilot wears glasses, but doesn’t need them, and speaks with acronyms whenever possible.
Eclipse identity: Tracy is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for eight years since the organization was formed. Tracy is a weapons distributor and is in charge of arming Eclipse cells in major cities around the globe. Once phase one of Operation A is underway, military force will only be utilized in the event of a breach or failure of the protocol. In the new world (after the Eclipse takeover), Tracy will be the Chief Aviation Officer.
Cover story: Morgan Karlof is a celebrity bodyguard for hire. Morgan prefers to freelance instead of sign a contract for a famous face, as Morgan wants the freedom to do whatever and whenever. Morgan never sleeps and has many physical scars, but won’t talk about them. This bodyguard may be fearless but is intimidated by technology. A one-finger typist, Morgan prefers to call from a landline and send letters via the local post instead of using today’s conveniences.
Eclipse identity: Morgan is an Earner for Eclipse, and has been for two years. Morgan is a freelance bodyguard. While on the job, Morgan is to steal objects of high value from unsuspecting celebrities. Also, Morgan must report the locations of safes and security detail in celebrity mansions.
COVER: ONLINE REVIEWER
Cover story: A former agoraphobic, Izzy Baldor is one of the top online reviewers in the world. Izzy is rated number one on most crowd-sourced review sites such as Yilp, Top Gun Travel, Spitfire, and more. Anyone with something to be reviewed online is extraordinarily nice to Izzy, as there have been instances of this reviewer getting revenge. Izzy also is an avid vlogger who reviews products on a UTube channel with over five million followers. If Izzy loves your product, you’ll be rich. Izzy is a foodie and has tiny handwriting.
Eclipse identity: Izzy is an Earner for Eclipse, and has been with the organization for one year, after meeting a fellow Eclipse member at a coffee shop. Izzy is one of the top online reviewers in the world. Izzy must blackmail specific targets with a threat of a barrage of negative online reviews of their businesses. However, Izzy has recently blackmailed a few non-sanctioned businesses, and Dark Core is not happy about this.
Cover story: Robin Rayford is a member of the Twilight Cove City Council and career politician. Robin is an attorney who aspires to be the United States President after winning the 2032 election. Robin is a social climbing networker and never misses a private party, corporate event, or social gathering in town. Robin seems to know a little bit about everyone in town and is a highly-skilled eavesdropper.
Eclipse identity: Robin is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for seven years. Robin will assume the mayoral position of Twilight Cove once the trial run begins and Eclipse removes all high-ranking city officials and law enforcers who are not agents of Eclipse. If all goes well with the Twilight Cove trial, phase one of Operation A will be implemented in all major cities across the nation.
COVER: ETHICAL HACKER
Cover story: Nat Peebles performs criminal activities legally as an ethical hacker. After being busted as the ringleader for Nameless - an international network of protest and prank hackers, Nat was hired by the feds to work a nine-to-five job hacking into federal systems and finding the weak spots. Gossips have been spreading that Nat is still working with the former hack group. However, how will Nat’s superiors ever know if that’s the case? The only reason Nat was caught last time is that Nat bragged to the wrong person at a coffee shop, a federal agent on the cyber task force, about a prank attack on the Malaysian government’s website where they plastered pictures of bunnies eating carrots in place of their original content. Nat is an enthusiastic vegan and a member of most animal rights groups.
Eclipse identity: Nat is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for eight months. Nat intentionally was arrested for being a hacker for a pseudo-organization called Nameless. This was an elaborate set Trojan Horse style set up to get Nat inside of enemy lines. Nat uses the federal position to gather intelligence for Eclipse.
COVER: TOUR GUIDE
Cover story: Hayden Dames is a traveling tour guide that journeys to major cities and sets up tour guide pop-up-shops using Segway PT two-wheeled self-balancing scooters. Hayden never stays in one place for long and travels around the country with an RV towing a trailer of scooters. Hayden is currently in the metropolitan area of Twilight Cove giving tours of downtown, along the edge of the bay, and the bats from the 5th Street Bridge. Hayden is known for flattery and is forever giving people pet names such as babe, sweetie, doll. Some people find this behavior to be irritating and others have read far too much into it.
Eclipse identity: Hayden is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for five years. Hayden's job is to learn the city's layout, structure, and network with city officials while operating the Segway tour business as a front. Hayden provides courier services for Eclipse agents, as well. Knowing the most people in town and the ins and outs - Hayden is often used to assist in the clean up of crime scenes in Twilight Cove. However, Hayden may have planted evidence on a foe and fellow Eclipse agent, and this issue is making great waves within the organization.
COVER: LIVE MANNEQUIN
Cover story: Kelly Bellview has one of the most tiresome yet unique jobs in the city of Twilight Cove. Kelly is a self-employed live mannequin and human statue. Kelly is often hired by the luxury department stores on 5th Street to stand in their windows as a mannequin while modeling their clothes, jewelry, or other items. Kelly can also be hired for parties to dress as a human statue for a fun effect. Kelly constantly apologizes for things and always feels guilty for no reason. Kelly has an uncanny ability to guess strangers’ zodiac signs.
Eclipse identity: Kelly is an Earner for Eclipse, and has been with the organization for a year and a half. Kelly is hired by luxury department stores and wealthy clients to be a human mannequin/statue. While working, Kelly gains intelligence of the location of safes and other expensive items (i.e. the jewels s/he models in the windows of department stores, etc.). Kelly reports the information to the cat burglars. The burglars steal the items, and no connection to the crime is made to Kelly.
PROFESSIONAL LINE STANDER
Cover story: A collector of many unique items, Jordan Tippins can be hired online to stand in line for you. From Black Friday sales to popular concerts – Jordan will hold your place while you sit in the comforts of home. However, watch out for the steep rate, as Jordan charges 100 bucks an hour for remaining vertical and single file. Jordan has never met a stranger and will make anyone feel as though they’ve been friends since childhood.
Eclipse identity: Jordan is an Earner for Eclipse, and has been with the organization for eight years. Jordan is one of the original agents. Jordan's job for Eclipse is to operate a line standing business. As Jordan stands in line, Jordan is to pickpocket other line standers - but more importantly, use facial recognition software to identify other people in line. Then, Jordan reports the information to the cat burglars, who will make the determination of wealth and status (married, single, with kids) to see who is the most likely to have an empty house with something worth stealing.
COVER: FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
Cover story: A former class clown, Dr. Caroway is the grim forensic pathologist for the county. When Liv’s gloved hands aren’t squishing around the dead’s innards, they’re feverously thumbing on a smartphone. Addicted to texting, Liv’s face is always glued to a mobile device, but nobody knows who’s receiving the messages. Liv isn’t good with spoken dialogue and may seem awkward to be around.
Eclipse identity: Liv is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for a year. Liv alters autopsies and other forensic evidence when Eclipse agents are involved in a crime. Being the only forensic pathologist in the city of Twilight Cove, Liv has full control of the evidence presented in court.
COVER: VETERINARY ACCUPUNCTURIST
Cover story: Cameron Zech is a veterinary acupuncturist and owner of Dog Poke Salon. Cameron treats animals by inserting needles into specific points of their bodies to illicit a natural healing response. Animals with paralysis, inflammation, and pain are treated with needles by stimulating nerves, increasing blood circulation, releasing hormones, and more. Cameron’s salon is tailored to wealthy pet owners with big hearts. On a personal level, this dog doc believes a malevolent ghost from the 1800s named Mr. Walters is always nearby and wanting to cause mayhem.
Eclipse identity: Cameron is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for three years. Cameron owns and operates a luxury dog salon, where most of the clients pay cash and visit frequently. Cameron is one of the main money launderers for the organization.
Cover story: Charlie Delecore is a ruthless bounty hunter from Twilight Cove. Charlie can be hired from anywhere around the globe and has a 100% guarantee. If Charlie’s hired to capture a fugitive, they’ll be behind bars in record time. On many occasions, criminals that have learned Charlie’s got their name have turned themselves over to authorities. This bail enforcement agent is ruthless and will stop at nothing to catch the outlaw. Charlie doesn’t know how to drive and relies on private drivers and public transportation, but claims the transport time is used to track down the mark.
Eclipse identity: Charlie is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for seven years. Charlie Delecore is an assassin for Eclipse, as well as a bounty hunter for targets that Dark Core needs information from.
Cover story: Kel Sehorn is a best-selling fiction author known for the Dramadon Valley zombie apocalypse books. Kel is morose and lives for anything macabre. Chats with Kel often stray to murder, chaos, and end of the world scenarios. Kel has a mischievous side and will pull pranks on unsuspecting victims at social events. Watch your backs around this poison pen – literally.
Eclipse identity: Kel is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for five years. Kel is a computer hacker who has been credited with many international incidents, such as the hack of Bony Records corporate emails, the WickyTell posts of sensitive political information, and even an attack on the Swiss banking system.
Cover story: Ollie Waltzer is a flavor chemist for Sunshine Foods. With detail-oriented taste buds and a keen sense of smell, Ollie uses aroma chemicals, oils, and extracts to create flavors people will love in their foods and beverages. Ollie is obsessed with holidays and is always planning and chatting about whatever celebration is on the horizon. Ollie’s superstitious and refuses to use electricity unless it is absolutely necessary.
Eclipse identity: Ollie is a Blitzer for Eclipse. Ollie has been working with Jamie to stabilize the NAL virus in food flavorings as part of a backup plan of world terror if Operation A fails. Ollie is to work on a stable, tasteless and odorless formula to insert into the most common items from Sunshine Foods - as well as other items. During the mass hysteria of a mass viral infection - which will be presumed to be lethal for 24 hours - Eclipse will take a stronghold of all city governments. However, this plan is only Plan B - and will not be used unless necessary.
COVER: BINGO HALL MANAGER
Cover story: The Twilight Cove Bingo Hall is a senior hot spot in town. Drew Hellmouth is the meticulous manager of the smoke-filled gambling establishment. Drew has been trying to modernize the hall to no avail. The current clientele loves the bingo hall the way it’s always been – since the fifties when it was opened. Drew has an unhealthy obsession with caffeine and can often be seen learning the newest dance crazes on the internet.
Eclipse identity: Drew is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for six years. Drew owns and operates a bingo hall, where all of the clients pay cash and visit frequently. Drew is one of the main money launderers for the organization.
COVER: CORPORATE SPY
Cover story: Shannon Trumble is the clandestine corporate spy for hire. From a website called Spy Space, you can hire Shannon to become employed with your competition and report back as many details as your package plan outlines. With an ever-changing impressive resume that qualifies Shannon for any job you can dream up, Shannon guarantees employment at your destination within thirty-days, or you get your money back. Shannon does nothing by the books and hasn’t paid taxes in over a decade.
Eclipse identity: Shannon is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for two years. Shannon secures top-level corporate jobs and allows the cyber team to embezzle funds while on Shannon's watch - as Shannon covers the tracks from the inside. Once Operation A is in phase one, Shannon will take over as CEO with one of the top corporations in the world - B.E. Global.
COVER: FARRON DOESN'T NEED A COVER.
Eclipse identity: Farron Bloom lives a lonely existence on the Eclipse-owned Island of Lost Souls. Farron spends the days tending to extensive gardens and fish farms on the small island in the South Pacific. Nobody lives in the expansive underground facility yet, but for now - Farron is there to ensure all is in working order for when the island becomes inhabited. Farron has gone slightly mad from the isolation and often talks to walls or other inanimate objects.
Farron is a Blitzer for Eclipse and has been for eight years since Dark Core created the organization and purchased the island. Farron's primary function with Eclipse is to take care of the high-ranking officials as they are transported to the island once the takeovers are underway. Farron will take excellent care of these individuals until Eclipse has control of the world. After the world takeover, they will be transported safely back home.
COVER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE
Cover story: Blair Creed is an information technology representative for B. E. Global - a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Twilight Cove. It is perplexing at how one person can get into so many strange and awkward situations, but if there is trouble on the horizon, Blair finds it. You can easily tell when Blair's fibbing, as Blair's nostril's flare and lips turn up at the corners.
Eclipse identity: Blair is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for six years. Blair's function with Eclipse is to assist with the takeover of B. E. Global once Operation A is underway. Blair will take hold of the corporate networks until the new CEO is in place.
COVER: CROP DUSTER PILOT
Cover story: Ellery Duke is an agricultural pilot from Twilight Cove. In a one-seat turbine-powered Air Tractor, Ellery flies about twelve-feet above ground covering crops with seeds, fertilizers, and other chemicals. Ellery is a former U.S. Army Captain and loves to spend hours talking about the good ole’ days spent with the military. Ellery is sometimes paranoid and believes scandalous situations are brewing about when they are clearly not.
Eclipse identity: Ellery is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for seven years. Ellery was recruited to Eclipse while serving in the army. Ellery always had interest in becoming a pilot, so Ellery charted enough hours and received a pilot's license. After an early-age retirement from the military, Ellery became an agricultural pilot and now works many farms in Twilight Cove and the surrounding communities. After Eclipse takes over the world, Ellery plans to become a pilot for the world's airline, Fortune Airlines.
COVER: PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTOR
Cover story: A human shield for hire, this private security contractor is a former wrestler, boxer, and MMA fighter. Ames has developed a unique style of fighting that combines a range of techniques – including some that nobody’s seen before. With over 850 professional fights won, Ames Gryffon now can be booked as private security for celebrities, dignitaries, or anyone who believes they need protection from the best. Ames has a lighthearted personality and is always dancing as if music is playing.
Eclipse identity: Ames is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for a year. Ames function with Eclipse will be to provide security services for Dark Core once he or she becomes the sole ruler of the world. Ames will be the chief security officer and will recruit and coordinate a full staff of guardsman for Dark Core.
GRYFFON SECURITY TEAM
COVER: PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS
Cover story: Human shields for hire, this group of private security contractors are the toughest folks around. From ex-cops and former military to professional fighters and sharpshooters - this team of security agents make up the most powerful arm of Eclipse.
Eclipse identity: The Gryffon Security Team are all Blitzers for Eclipse. Ames recently hired the security agent team and recruited them to Eclipse. They are fiercly loyal to Ames and will all serve as top guardsmen in the new world.
COVER: TRUCK DRIVER
Cover story: Lyric York is a truck driver home-based in Twilight Cove. A former bartender at a family-owned night spot,The York Pad, Lyric recently made the leap behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler for A-1 Distributors. Lyric can only see out of one eye, and hear out of one ear, but that doesn’t get in the way of long hauls across country. Lyric has an odd obsession with the color green and will engage in an amorous rant about any item of that color.
Eclipse identity: Lyric is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for two years. Lyric gave up the fun life of being a bartender in the hottest spot in town for nightlife to learn the trade of truck driving. Lyric's function now is to haul materials to the various cells of Eclipse across the country. Once Eclipse takes over the world, Lyric will be the chief distributation officer and will oversee all types of distribution of products around the globe.
COVER: VICE ADMIRAL, UNITED STATES NAVY
Cover story: Phoenix Raven is a charismatic vice admiral in the U.S. Navy. The moment Phoenix’s feet hit the shore- plans are made for every waking moment at Phoenix’s house by the bay. Phoenix is one of the most popular people in Twilight Cove, but is also one of the most gullible and is easily impressed.
Eclipse identity: Phoenix is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for seven years. Phoenix has the current function of gaining intelligence from the military and will use the current position as a vice admiral to smooth over any situations that may arise during the Eclipse takeover.
COVER: TOLLBOOTH OPERATOR
Cover story: Zephyr Slade is the mumbling toll collector who works the booth on highway I-66 at the edge of town in Twilight Cove. Zephyr goes to work at sunset and works the night shift. Nobody ever sees this cash collector about town, but when Zephyr does make an appearance, be careful of being manipulated by this master of puppets.
Eclipse identity: Zephyr is a Fixer for Eclipse, and has been for four years. Zephyr is part of the Eclipse communication network, and uses the job in the tollbooth of Twilight Cove to relay non-digital (and thereby, 100% non-traceable) messages to other Eclipse agents. In the case of a doomsday order, Zephyr's tollbooth will be a critical spot of communication for Eclipse agents in the area.
COVER: PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH SUBJECT
Cover story: Teagan Styles is a brave soul who volunteers for human research projects at the privately-funded Twilight Cove Medical School. Teagan is always popping investigational pills and undergoing trials for new medical procedures. Teagan is always in good spirits about the career choice, but those closest to this perpetual patient say there have been many peculiar changes to Teagan’s personality over the last few years – which may have been caused by all of the clinical trials! Teagan is superstitious about the arrangement of furniture in a room, so s/he is constantly moving things around to make things right.
Eclipse identity: Teagan is a Blitzer for Eclipse, and has been for nine months. Teagan's willingness to volunteer as a human subject in research has been valuable to Jamie Ketterly, as Teagan was a willing subject for the earlier formulations of the NAL virus. In the new world, after Eclipse takes over the world, Teagan will become the chief officer of human research at the newly-formed World Research Center (location TBD).
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