Black Ravens aka Black Squad

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Anna S
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Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Anna S » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:56 pm

So I said I wouldn't say anything about this but the one who told me not to tell threatened to kill me and well, good fucking luck buddy. I still wasn't going to until after what I saw Saturday night.

So this information comes from two different sources. One from Scorch himself, and one from my dude in the light up suspenders who brought me my brand deal.

He told me the following:
Black Ravens are the remainders of an exiled Republic Squad known as Black Squad led by a guy named Tarthune. The Black Squad was sent to "deal with" other Squads. Special ops, killing folks from other other Squads when they stopped playing nice or stopped keeping in line with what the Republic wants. They essentially give the Republic two votes on the Falconspire council a lot of the time; they don't always agree but its a good bet to say like maybe 60-75% of the time that they do.

Then later that day Scorch showed up escorting Marguerite.

He approaches me about essentially selling me the Black Ravens' vote to allow the Prinicipalities to join the Falconspire council under the condition that Beaon essentially gives them a 'free pass' if someone comes looking for them for shit they did. He took me, Jimmy and Janet aside to tell us about what he did. About how he has a gas that essentially melts people alive, and then his flamethrowers clear away the rest leaving nothing but a scorchmark outline of a person, if it even leaves that, and their bodies just ash and disappear. He didn't mention the last time his people did this and danced around it but did say he did it to Principalities folks. I do not know if these people were soldiers or zealots or citizens. I do not know if they were the aggressors in the situation or not. I believe we found the scene of one of these attacks as we found a burned up spot in the woods. I do not remember who it was beyond that it was not me nor Bloom, I think perhaps Gregori?

Then later that night Lapis fucking melting in my hands and I was utterly useless to do anything about it. The one who assassinated her mentioned something about helping traitors. It might not be related, but Lapis and I were out helping the Principalities folks recover directly after the war, and when I'm standing in a group the way I was I am hardly exposed to being assassinated from behind in such a fashion, and out of the four of us who met with the Lichtors Roon she is by far the easiest one to assassinate (sorry Lapis). The man had a red and black face but I couldn't tell if that was his skin, tattoos, paint, etc.

Then Sunday morning I received a letter from the Lichtors Roon mentioning that some of their folks had been burned alive and all that remained were shadows and ash. If this had been during the war as Scorch had refused to confirm then the Lichtors would have mentioned it at the table with Sebastien, Lapis, and Steel Whirlwind and they didn't mention him at all during that meeting. I made the decision to make some implications about Scorch's and the Black Ravens' involvement, as we told them they have every right to defend themselves if they are aggressed upon, and melting people alive and leaving nothing but ash is pretty FUCKING aggressive in my mind.

If I could have Janet or Eugene help me next time we're together to gather information about what occurred via TAC if we could. I'd like to both get a better look at the assassin who killed Lapis, as well as a better understanding of what the assassin said. I would also like to check out the scene of the burning in the woods that was found and get our timeline right.
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Alice Dodd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:26 pm

...

...If someone can cover my tracks, I can follow Scorch.

Fuck the clowns, I need to know this. If he's been fucking with us, I need to know.
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Anna S » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm

Trevor Dodd wrote:...

...If someone can cover my tracks, I can follow Scorch.

Fuck the clowns, I need to know this. If he's been fucking with us, I need to know.


Deal with the clowns Jimmy.

The Principalities, assuming they didn't attack first, have every right to defend themselves against the Republic, and it would look better right now that we let them sort that out this month on their own, as we don't have totally enough information to act.

Next month once we have more solid information will be our time for action, one way or another.
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby kenneth_wright » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:03 am

I don't have the means to view the past or future.

As an aside, did that assassin by chance carry a mark, brand, tattoo, or calling card of a coiled black nope rope?
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Anna S » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:11 am

kenneth_wright wrote:I don't have the means to view the past or future.

As an aside, did that assassin by chance carry a mark, brand, tattoo, or calling card of a coiled black nope rope?


It was hella dark, which is why I want to use TAC to look again, but I didn't see anything. Maybe Lapis or someone else there did but I sure didn't as I was engaging the Principalities folks.
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Christine Reagan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:34 am

Good evening,

I had planned on spending a week to see dear Professor Sparks regarding my concern for Scotch's more interesting extracurricular activities during the war. I believe she has sway over him, and he is clearly a dangerous man to be unleashed.
If you think this would help, let me know and I will commit time to this.

Otherwise, I can anger him enough to attack me, and resist enough fire attacks from him to give Moonlight Tiger time to destroy him. He is an easy man to manipulate.

Let me know how I can assist.

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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Alice Dodd » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:47 am

I swear if these assassins are him, I'm gonna make every war-crime he's ever committed look like a fucking holiday compared to what I'll do to him.

If he's willing to do this kind of shit to us, who knows what kind of shit he'll do to others? Hell, to Aubergine?

This Tarthune guy still in the picture?
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Bailey Jordan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:23 am

hey, kaiser?
let's fuck em up
(and also yeah i can take a lil look into the past for ya)
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Dylan Coffey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:25 am

Good evening,

The assassin who struck Lapis is almost certainly not related to Scorch. Rather, he is almost certainly related to the topic Eugene refers to above.
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Re: Black Ravens aka Black Squad

Postby Anna S » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:22 am

Trevor Dodd wrote:I swear if these assassins are him, I'm gonna make every war-crime he's ever committed look like a fucking holiday compared to what I'll do to him.

If he's willing to do this kind of shit to us, who knows what kind of shit he'll do to others? Hell, to Aubergine?

This Tarthune guy still in the picture?


If Scorch is leading them I guess not, since they used to follow that guy and now they don't anymore. Either I guess that guy wasn't exiled, he's dead, or is locked up. Maybe he died in the bombings a few years ago, I dunno.
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