((Woo! Time for movin' on!))
Lane... didn't know what to do. He had nothing that proved anything.Location:
"Ms. Clip I'm sorry for doing all of that but I have to. It's my job. Please keep this testimony in mind, I need more information" informed Lane
As he left, he looked backed towards Ace.
"I'm going back to the records room. You can either come with me or stay here and wait for me to come back. Do whatever you feel is best" informed Lane.
Lane then began heading back to the records room to see if anything had changed or if anything was new
Records RoomEvidence to Find:
1 item of evidence
As he entered the Records room, probably the first thing he would notice is that Captain Marshal and Bookmark were no longer near the front desk, and there were fewer police ponies around in general. Otherwise, the only change he could tell from the entryway is that there seemed to be some activity over in the K aisle, at the crime scene.
"Hmm...Well, since Lane's going to the Records Room, I think I'll check someplace else...Maybe the shipping Bay..."Location:
'It's clear that I need more evidence, so I might as well look around some.'
Ace, ignoring Lane, walked over to the Shipping Bay to see what he could find.
Shipping BayEvidence to find:
All current evidence found. Paladin's testimony remains.
Ace passed by Shady and Silver as they left, and found pretty much exactly what they'd left behind; a pair of police ponies doing a general sweep of the area, a large white unicorn standing by a cart loaded with boxes, papers, and binders, and a security booth by the open bay doors with a blue unicorn sleeping away inside.
As Shady looked for the exit that would lead him out to the Gardens, since he wanted to see the area that the Records room looked out onto, he started to worry about how certain parts of the case were going so far. Ace only seemed to want to wrap up this case quickly and get a quick guilty verdict, which meant he was going with trying to convict their primary suspect, a pony who seemed to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time; despite all the evidence that was showing there was at least a third pony at the crime scene... Location:
Silver, on the other hoof, was going off on pretty wild tangents with some of his theories which were a little hard to follow; if not over focused on matters that he'd been told couldn't be done at that exact time, like trying to rouse a security guard that would only respond to coffee done in a certain way.
As for Lane, while he was doing pretty well so far, he seemed to be always second guessing himself at the worst times; always worrying that his ideas wouldn't hold water... But Shady felt that if Lane could just calm down and think things through in a logical manner, this case would end up being properly solved.
Courthouse GardenEvidence to find:
3 pieces of evidence
The courthouse garden was fairly simple, as far as gardens went. It was a large area, with a fountain centerpiece, and a number of benches, bushes, and other flora-filled planters spread throughout the area, with paved walkways leading throughout. The garden was illuminated by a number of lamp posts, which mostly left areas of light surrounded by darkness and shadows. A couple of police ponies were scattered through the area, investigating for potential clues.
There was one officer investigating the bushes near the large windows that seemed to connect with the records room. A few other officers investigated other landmarks throughout the garden, such as the fountain, some of the benches, and a small statue in the northwest corner of the area.
The whole scene was surrounded with an iron fence, which had gates near the northwest and southeast corners.
Silver decided to head off to the east lobby.Location:
East Wing LobbyEvidence to find:
2 pieces of evidence
Silver entered the east lobby from the east. Though he and the others had passed by it to get to the records room when they first came to the courthouse, they hadn't had a real opportunity to look around.
It was a well-maintained reception area, with a few seats along the walls, and magazines and newspapers were placed on the tables for visitors to read. The central feature was a large reception desk.
Working at one of the tables with a forensics set in front of him...
...was a zebra, whose armband showed off his Detective badge. A few officers came and went to the zebra on occasion, who would examine what they brought him and give his rhyming reports in return.
On the table in front of the zebra was some familiar evidence; the binder from the shipping bay, and various evidence bags with samples that had been gathered from around the east wing, including two bags with black feathers.
The zebra looked up as Silver entered, and gave a smile.
"Many welcomes to you,
oh one who seeks.
This zebra's local name
is 'Foreign Zieks'.
Is there something I can do
to aid an investigator like you?"
((I also feel I should give SunSworn an apology; I'd come up with the idea for Zieks before he mentioned that Zoran was also skilled in forensics.))