Comic 1752 - Treaty Limitations

15th Jun 2022, 12:00 AM
Treaty Limitations
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mjkj 15th Jun 2022, 12:06 AM edit delete reply

Hmmm, seems like they want to put Andrea back on the case...

Edict is much faster than the doc with the autopsy...

@alt text: yeah, she wants to see the case through...
Ryu Santos 15th Jun 2022, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
Looks like a certain Detective is about to get her chance to find the perps.
Lurker314 15th Jun 2022, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
It's hard to imagine a researcher of any stripe that would be happy to hand off a puzzle, unless they were clearly WAY out of their depth.

Triply so, I suspect, if they are a researcher FOR JUSTICE!
Centcomm 15th Jun 2022, 10:46 AM edit delete reply

i think we have a winner
megados 15th Jun 2022, 5:10 AM edit delete reply

It looks like maybe Andrea might be asked to remain on the case? I'm pretty sure she would rather see it to its end. This is very likely going to send Coburn into fits, and spasms.

*edit: I like how the sky is getting progressively brighter as the morning goes on. :D
Rocket Fueled 18th Jun 2022, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

@megados said "I like how the sky is getting progressively brighter as the morning goes on. :D"

I 100% agree, I've been loving watching the sky and skyline in this sequence so far.
Rocket Fueled 18th Jun 2022, 1:21 PM edit delete reply

@megados said "It looks like maybe Andrea might be asked to remain on the case?"
If I'm reading this page right, it seems the wording of the treaty may allow this if the Epiphytes don't remove the body from NT yet. Andrea said "Once you take her home, our part in the case is over."
Gilrandir 18th Jun 2022, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
I suspect that the option (per the Treaty) lies with the Epiphytes. If the Epiphytes want to take her home and wash their hands of the investigation, New Troy is bound by treaty to respect their wishes. However, if the Epiphytes wish to continue an investigation of violence committed against one of their own on foreign soil (i.e., New Troy), they have the option to negotiate with the locals to continue the investigation, and to retain local contractors to perform various tasks relevant thereto. Of course, that means more forms for Britta to fill out. ^_^

Just my opinion, of course.

Maybe they will initiate parallel investigations, forming different teams -- each of which gets part of Galatea's corpse to use as a starting point? EDICT gets Galatea's cranium, of course, as head investigator. Det. Valorian gets Galatea's left elbow as part of a joint task force. And so on, ... ^_^
Centcomm 19th Jun 2022, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

i cant tell if you are serious or joking? LOL
megados 19th Jun 2022, 5:01 AM edit delete reply

" If the Epiphytes want to take her home and wash their hands of the investigation, New Rome is bound by treaty to respect their wishes."

I think I agree with you, but this sentence is confusing. I believe you meant "New Troy", and that the Epiphytes would continue the investigation on their own, since they did express wishes of having it continued in some fashion or other. As @Rocket Fueled mentioned, I think that the treaty allows for both sides to agree on a course of action, and in a case of disagreement, the the wishes of the party to whom the citizen belonged, would have final say. Obviously, I haven't read the treaty, so this is just my interpretation of what was said.

@Centcomm, yes, I think that last bit was humorous. LOL
Gilrandir 19th Jun 2022, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Yes, New Troy. Thank you. I have edited the comment to correct the error.
Stever 15th Jun 2022, 6:36 AM edit delete reply

What this tells me is I need to stop partying in organic recyclers. My skin is bad enough ;D
Centcomm 16th Jun 2022, 1:27 AM edit delete reply

those chems are really bad for you
sigpig 15th Jun 2022, 10:04 AM edit delete reply

I wonder if this will allow Detective Valorian to use...extra-lega this situation?
Microraptor 15th Jun 2022, 10:38 AM edit delete reply

Enzymatic action in an organic recycler - so...

They found her in a compost heap??
Centcomm 15th Jun 2022, 10:45 AM edit delete reply

technicly.. yes.
Haegan2005 15th Jun 2022, 6:12 PM edit delete reply

So, yes?

Almost everything within New Troy is recycled. This is both for organics and inorganics, btw. The recyclers effectively act as a waste management plant for organics, both human wastes and left over organics from other sources.

The recyclers are a good way of getting rid of bodies if you can hack them effectively. The people who killed the Ambassador did not hack it completely. At least in the RP.

As for inorganic recycling, there are few functioning mines currently on Earth. As I understand it, the major cities recycle as best they can and are good markets for salvage from the wastes. Of course, the logistics of getting the salvage to the cities is the major barrier for most people. I would imagine that by this point most of the smaller piles of salvage have been gone through and what remains are the ruins of the larger cities from before the war. Having said this, the occasional vehicle and other small buried prize still abound in the wastes. Just the easy to get stuff is like gone.
Thracecius 15th Jun 2022, 11:45 AM edit delete reply

It's commendable that Valorian knows the boundaries she's not supposed to cross and she honors them, but it's very satisfying to know that she is still keen on seeing justice done. She's my kind of person. :)
Scia 15th Jun 2022, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Well, the examiners and whatnot have shown themselves to be both skilled and respectful - and to be fair, they're probably more knowledgeable about terrain technology than the Epiphytes would be.

So IMO, it makes sense that they'd ask them to help with continued efforts. =3
Haegan2005 15th Jun 2022, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

So, I have been told that the script for the scene is now done. And yes, somehow I want Andrea's dream of giving Coburn flying lessons to be true!.

Oddly, I don't particularly want her hurt, though. She is a good foil to Andrea, after all.
megados 15th Jun 2022, 6:54 PM edit delete reply

Britta Coburn is irritating, closed-minded, bigoted, and distasteful, and it's unlikely I'd ever be friends with her, but I don't wish her harm. I simply would rather keep her as far away as possible.
Centcomm 15th Jun 2022, 7:33 PM edit delete reply

its more fear and not understanding. and a lot of rumors
megados 15th Jun 2022, 8:49 PM edit delete reply

I had not looked at it that way. Maybe Andrea can help bring her some understanding; an epiphany perhaps. (☞゚ヮ゚)☞
Ictuan 16th Jun 2022, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Fear and a lack of understanding is the root of much bigotry.
Rashala 15th Jun 2022, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

And with that....this cops day just got worse.
Centcomm 16th Jun 2022, 2:03 AM edit delete reply

you know it.
Demarquis 16th Jun 2022, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
Wait, what if they get assigned together as partners! LOL, that would be funny.
Oni-neko 16th Jun 2022, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
For an investigation like this I'd think that Edict would be the one that Andrea is partnered with. But Britta might still be stuck doing the paperwork because she was there on this roof.

And thus everybody's day is ruined. Except ours. ;)
Demarquis 16th Jun 2022, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
Calling it now: Noir plot incoming. With cyberpunk overtones.
Ictuan 16th Jun 2022, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Rose and Cent would never appropriate cultural references in their story line. :p
Centcomm 16th Jun 2022, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

this is true.
Centcomm 16th Jun 2022, 6:54 PM edit delete reply

nah just the plot. its always been a bit cyberpunk
Demarquis 17th Jun 2022, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
Noir is a writing style, not a cultural reference. That said, perhaps it isn't a style you like or admire.
Ictuan 16th Jun 2022, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
The three being stuck together could make for a highly successful, if dysfunctional team. And yes it could be highly entertaining for us.
DLKmusic 20th Jun 2022, 3:36 PM edit delete reply

Hey Edict! It seems you've done well for yourself, for a Monster truck fender!
megados 21st Jun 2022, 8:33 AM edit delete reply

Who's a what now?

(Nice to see ya though, @DLKmusic) :D
DLKmusic 26th Jun 2022, 3:57 PM edit delete reply

Running joke (at least in my head). Back when Kiku almost died I commented that If Edict couldn't fix her I get out my torch and turn him into a monster truck fender.
Centcomm 26th Jun 2022, 6:08 PM edit delete reply

thankfully that didnt happen! :D Kiku survived
megados 26th Jun 2022, 6:29 PM edit delete reply

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