The King is coming ... A single graffiti was written all over the house and Lyle Christians felt the message had a threatening effect on him. It could hardly mean "the King", but anyway it was a strange coincidence. Lyle was in his late fifties by now, but the Grafitti made him feel ... it brought back memories. The King and his Fool. He desperately laughed at the thought and walked up the stairs using his key to open the door to his house in Mayfair. He quickly pushed himself in and took his coat off. "Lyle, you have been out late." The voice came from the dark living room. "Laura Landau was killed. But I got the feeling you already know that, do you?" Lyle answered. The man in the dark seemed to nod. Lyle entered the living room. "My wife?" He asked and looked over to his piano, where he had a Glock hidden away. As if he read his mind the man put it on his legs. "Still loves her sleeping pills. She is upstairs." The man in the dark said. His finger tipped on the Glock. "So am I next?" Lyle asked and sat down on the couch. "No." The Visitor answered. Lyle relaxed a little. The feeling of impending doom retreated from the room, but kept on lingering in the darkness. "Why Laura?" He asked. "Why anyone?" The Visitor said. "Ask God, he didn't do crap to save her." Did he imply it had not been him? "What do you want?" Lyle demanded to know. "Let you know." The Visitor said. "Let you know I know." The Visitor stood up, ejected the magazine from the Glock and threw it on the seat he had used to wait. "Make sure you make the call." Lyle shrugged. "What makes you think I know where he is?" The man in the dark smiled. "Educated guess." He walked past Lyle and left the man sitting in his couch. Lyle could do nothing. He knew that was true. "Long live the King!" He shouted out before the man could leave. The Visitor hesitated for a moment, then he opened the door and walked out. ------------ Chief Superintendant Robert Archibald Miller of Scotland Yard closed the file and looked at the photos on his desk. They all showed the dismembered torsos of young women in various states of decomposition. Eleven of them, dragged from the sewer the week before. The murderer had cut off their arms, legs and heads. They had identified five of them so far from missing person files. Tattoos. Piercings. Medical files. The rest would take weeks until genetics confirmed their identity. The pattern was pretty clear already. All were young single women who had vanished from clubs and been reported missing. A bloody serial killer. Eleven victims and they had not known until they accidentally found their remains. Some of them were years old. The press would have a field day. He already had received a call from the Deputy Commissioner. He wanted the case to be solved yesterday. Instead they had found another potential victim. This time in her flat. Badly mutilated. Laura Landau fit the profile. Young and single. Clubbing a lot. They had to check her. Miller sighed and leaned back. He had his best men on it, but they started late into the race. He doubted they would make it to the finishing line before all hell broke loose. This was going to be a very rough week. --------- you should see me in a CROWN --------- This game has no supernatural element and no sci-fi twist. This is a game about evil, bravery, corruption and a deadly conflict. This is a Neo Noir. My special effect are my players exploring their characters in a world that has little room for heroes and probably needs one all the more therefore. Set in contemporary London it will be a thriller. So who do you play? Oh that is a good question. The game is set 10 years after the vanishing of the dominating figure of the underworld known as "the King" and the city is divided between many criminal organizations. It is a world of cruelty and corruption where people are pawns or playthings of those who rule the world from the shadow (or hiding even in plain sight). Any form of gangster or cop, journalist, politician or even an everyday person would fit. Character Sheet Name: Age: Occupation: Appearance: Equipment: Bio: Only original characters are allowed. Rules: 1. GM Word is law! 2. No God-Modding and such 3. Combined posts are allowed and encouraged. 4. All CS for approval to the GM. 5. Only original characters allowed. 6. Enjoy the game!