A serial killer has been born making Martha Garbles the killer’s fifth victim. The media and police are referring to the killer as The Nightingale because with every victim is a single tail-feather from the nightingale bird. It is commonly in the hands of the corpse. Police have discovered his patterns to be almost elementary. However, the identity of the suspect is still unknown. The targets are always the same, female nurses around the age of 25 and 30 the killer kidnaps them while they are off-duty and places the body near a busy street or district three days later. In the victim’s left hand is a tail-feather from the bird known as the nightingale however the feather is coated with Rafflesia* pollen, a plant from Asia that has the smell of rotting flesh. The city of Old Hamberg is under high alert with curfews being enforced strongly. The hospitals are panicked as nurses’ fear for their lives with each waking day. Will you be the heroes who solve the crime? Or another victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time?
The story will take place in the modern age society (think our time, technology and science). This is a realistic modern role-play so no super powers or super human strength. The main setting will take place in Old Hamberg the city of where the majority of murders are being committed. The neighboring cities have also had their share of the murders, but investigators have narrowed down the possibility of The Nightingale residing in Old Hamberg.
Elisa Scurmdoldt – Physical Description: Picture
Time of Discovery: December 31st 16:00 (4:00 PM)
Time of Death: 00:24 (12:24 AM) December 28th
Cause of Death: Fractured skull, punctured liver, punctured kidney.
Police Report: Elisa Scurmdoldt was found in a dumpster near Humberg Central at 16:00. Jake Scurmdoldt, her brother found the victim’s arm hanging out from the dumpster with a bird’s tail-feather sewn on her left hand. The suspect is unknown, no finger-prints or DNA samples were found with the body. No finger-prints or DNA analysis on the tail-feather that was found with the victim however contained Rafflesia* pollen which gave the feather an unusual odor. Time of death estimated 00:24 (12:24 AM) on December 31st. She worked at Humberg Central Hospital and was a nurse stationed with Doctor Rosery. She was announced dismissed at 23:30 (11:30 PM) on December 28th and did not report back in the next day. A missing persons report was filed December 29th by Jake Scurmdoldt. No further information acquired.
Alex Kirst -- Physical Description: Picture
Time of Discovery: March 6th 18:00 (6:00 PM)
Time of Death: 00:10 (12:10 AM) March 3rd
Cause of Death: Punctured heart
Police Report: Alex Kirst is the second nurse murdered. Her body was found at the Old Humberg National Park on a park bench. Her eyes were wide open while her mouth was formed in a distasteful manner, as if she was screaming but the sound never came out. An identical feather was found in her front sleeve pocket with the same putrid odor that was on a previous feather. No DNA or finger-prints were found with the victim or on the feather. The suspect remains unidentified. Time of death estimated 00:10 (12:10 AM) on March 3rd. Alex worked at Humberg Central Hospital and was a nurse with the same doctor, Doctor Rosery. She was announced dismissed at 18:30 (6:30 PM) on March 3rd and did not arrive into work the next day. A missing persons report was filed March 4th by Robert Rosery. Investigators are to suspect and interrogate Robert Rosery for the missing people’s case of Alex Kirst and Elisa Scurmdoldt.
Kelly Clements – Physical Description: Picture
Time of Discovery: May 13th 15:15 (3:15 PM)
Time of Death: May 10th 22:45 (11:45 PM)
Cause of Death: Blood loss due to knife punctures.
Police Report: Kelly Clements is the third victim murdered. Her body was found at Old Humberg Lake near the north shore. Her clothes were torn and stained with blood due to the numerous amounts of cuts on her body. The tail-feather which has been identified as a nightingale’s tail-feather was found held by the victim’s left hand. The tail-feather contained the Rafflesia pollen that coated over the ruffles. DNA and finger-prints were absent on the victim’s body and the feather. Time of death estimated 22:45 (11:45 PM) on May 13th. Kelly Clements was another nurse working under Doctor Rosery. She was announced dismissed at 22:45 (10:45 PM) on May 10th and was absent for the next day of work. A missing person report was filed by Charles Clements, her biological father, on May 11th. Suspect has been narrowed down to Robert Rosery, investigators are to arrest Rosery for further interrogation.
Elenor Hanson – Physical Description: Picture
Time of Discovery: July 20th 16:11 (4:11 PM)
Time of Death: July 17th 21:05 (9:05 PM)
Cause of Death: Internal bleeding
Police Report: Elenor Hanson is the fourth nurse murdered. Her body was located near Highway 7 in a ditch located near the road. Her clothes were absent and not found near the body. The nightingale tail-feather was found on the victim’s left hand. The signature pollen was present as well. Any sign of finger-print analysis and DNA identification was absent. Time of death estimated 21:05 (9:05 PM) on July 17th. Elenor Hanson was the replacement nurse for Kelly Clements working under Doctor Robert Rosery. She was announced dismissed at 13:10 (1:10 PM) on July 17th and did not come to work the next day. A missing person report was filed by Kelly Hanson, her biological mother on July 19th. Robert Rosery has also been filed missing after release of custody. All officers are to search for Robert Rosery and detain him in the detention center when found. Doctor Robert Rosery is our prime suspect.
Age [Minimum age of 18]:
Height / Weight:
Appearance [Pictures may be acceptable] [However give good one or two paragraphs describing your character.]:
Personality [Include Likes / Dislikes]:
Connection with ‘The Nightingale’: [Ex: Police detective working the case, nurse fearing for her life, husband to a murdered spouse, be creative]
Biography [Define your character, what have they done up to this point?]:
1. No God-moding (I think this is almost a brain-dead rule, however some do like their character being flawless.)
2. Literacy; Please post at least a paragraph per post and check grammar and spelling mistakes. We all make them; however re-reading posts in never a bad thing.
3. Mature Audiences; this is a world of fantasy and creation, I would not like to restrict posts and graphic situations, however if there is a time where romance interests are involved, please send it via PMs for the curtsy of others.
4. Absents; be sure to inform myself or other role-players if you are going to be absent for a long period of time (3 days or more) so that the role-players can continue without you. I'd like to keep things organized so certain players do not jump ahead of others.
5. Respect; Respect others. Role-playing is meant for creativity and fun. If you cannot respect fellow role-players I will kill
6. Do not kill off another's character unless given permission to. I'd like to keep this a good aligned RP. However some occurrences and tensions might form with player characters.
7. No meta-gaming; definition of meta-gaming – meta-gaming often refers to having a character act on knowledge that only the player has access to (such as tricking a medusa to stare at a mirror when the character has never even heard of medusas and should not be aware of their petrifying stare).
*Rafflesia - A flower commonly grown in Asia. The pollen has a similar odor of a rotting carcass. If you are unsure of what it looks like and do not care enough to google an image, it looks like a Vileplume from pokemon.
I will be adding Main Plot characters, Minor Plot characters as the story progresses below.