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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:57 pm    Post subject: The Arlington Village Murders - INVESTIGATION Reply with quote

I've put a lot of thought into this new series of mine, which will be entitled



It will consist of 2 seasons with 10 episodes in each, for a total of 20 episodes.

Each episode will feature one of the many other locations in the village of Arlington. Here is a map of the town:



The classic eight suspects will be featured, along with eight random weapons and eight locations. However, in this series, four of the locations will be found at the Grange, and four will be found at the featured location.
Beacuse of this, the suspects will be moving around a lot more, and the mystery may be more challenging to solve.

Case details for season one, episode one will be posted asap.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very interesting and original. 2 seasons, huh? Great! I love it! I can't wait for the first one. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, the first mystery will take place at the Arlington Concert Hall:



* * * * *



Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream is playing at the nearby Arlington Concert Hall. But when the mysterious orchestra director ends up dead, the Shakespearian dream soon turns into a brutal nightmare...

* * * * *

Was the victim killed at the Grange? In the Hall, Bathroom, Kitchen, or Library? Or maybe he was murdered at the concert hall... The entry hall, backstage, the orchestra pit, or the stage itself...



And there are eight suspicous objects that could have been used to commit the crime. Miss Scarlet's bandana, a conductor's baton, a set of prop donkey ears being used in the play, a fire axe, a deadly poisonous flower, a revolver, one of the sandbags found on the stage that night, or maybe, of all things, he was beaten with a trombone...



And, let's not forget... our eight possible murder suspects...



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some may recall seeing this in my previous mystery thread, but after a while, I realized it would make a great series on its own
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for those interested in seeing the suspects' wheels:



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, really cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam106 wrote:
Wow, really cool.


thank you Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious, do you plan on drawing pictures for the scenes in this series?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really interesting concept!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam106 wrote:
Just curious, do you plan on drawing pictures for the scenes in this series?


honestly, I really don't think I will. I'd really like to, but it takes up a lot of Tinypic space, plus, it's overall faster to not. sorry to dissapoint Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CluedoAuthor12 wrote:
Adam106 wrote:
Just curious, do you plan on drawing pictures for the scenes in this series?


honestly, I really don't think I will. I'd really like to, but it takes up a lot of Tinypic space, plus, it's overall faster to not. sorry to dissapoint Sad


Oh no, don't be sorry, I completely understand you decision. I don't mind at all. Will you be doing a confession picture on Artpad? I really love your art style.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam106 wrote:
CluedoAuthor12 wrote:
Adam106 wrote:
Just curious, do you plan on drawing pictures for the scenes in this series?


honestly, I really don't think I will. I'd really like to, but it takes up a lot of Tinypic space, plus, it's overall faster to not. sorry to dissapoint Sad


Oh no, don't be sorry, I completely understand you decision. I don't mind at all. Will you be doing a confession picture on Artpad? I really love your art style.


oh, of course. I really like using Artpad for confession pictures Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs. White's bike Smile Cool
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cacums wrote:
Mrs. White's bike Smile Cool


I tried to think realistically on that one... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the concept for your mysteries is coincidentally similar to what I had in mind for my newest series. (Mine will be a little different though.) I'll definately check this out! Smile
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go_leafs_nation wrote:
I find the concept for your mysteries is coincidentally similar to what I had in mind for my newest series. (Mine will be a little different though.) I'll definately check this out! Smile


really? well, I hope you like them all the same Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When do you expect the first one to start? Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about now...? Wink

* * * * *

Arlington Concert Hall - Stage, 5:11 PM

Mr. Greg Meriksen, the conductor of the presigious Arlington village Orchestra, paced impaciently back and fourth. He was watching a local, Colonel Pat Mustard, practicing his lines for the new play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare.

"Fair Titania," the Colonel stuttered, playing the part of Bottom the weaver, who had been turned into a donkey, "What makes thee so fond of my looks?" He was butchering the lines horribly.

"Mustard!" Meriksen said, clapping his hands, "That was horrible! And it's opening night!" From his pocket, he removed a pair of donkey ears. "You really deserve to wear these ears!" He laughed as he threw them in the Colonel's direction.

"What?" Colonel Mustard gasped, "I'm not good?"

"Good?" Meriksen laughed, "You're terrible! Try saying the lines the way they're written. Do you think Shakespeare would have been pleased with your performance?"

Mustard was enraged, "You know," he began, "Maybe you should find someone else to play the part!"

"Maybe I will!" Mr. Meriksen shouted, storming off the stage.

Twisting the ears in his hands, the Colonel stormed off to his car and drove off toward Arlington Grange.

* * * * *

Arlington Grange - The Hall, 5:30 PM

The Colonel stormed into the Hall and approached Mrs. Peacock. As he came in, he dropped the donkey ears on the floor.

"Pat?" Mrs. Peacock questioned, "Shouldn't you be at the concert hall?"

"I should be," he responed, "But I choose not to be!"

Mrs. Peacock looked puzzled, "I thought you had a role in the play. And tonight's opening night..."

"I'm not acting in a play where I'm not wanted." the Colonel yelled, tromping off down a corridor. Mrs. Peacock shrugged and headed off to

* * * * *

The Kitchen, 5:38 PM

Mrs. White was busy preparing refreshments for the after-play party when Mrs. Peacock came in.

"Gayle, dear," she began, "How are the snacks coming along?"

"Oh, just fine Mrs. P." Mrs. White smiled, "But I really have no desire to serve that rotten Mr. Meriksen."

"Why not?" Mrs. Peacock questioned.

"Well," Mrs. White stuttered, "I'd rather not go into detail."

"Alright, then." Peacock said, once again shrugging. "Well, come on. We'd better head to the concert hall."

"Coming, mam." Mrs. White said, picking up a covered tray and heading out the door.

* * * * *

Arlington Concert Hall - The Entry Hall, 5:51 PM

Miss Scarlet impatiently twisted her bandana in her fingers.

"Scarlet!" Mr. Meriksen boomed, suddenly entering the bustling entry. "We have to prepare for the play. It starts at eight!"

"But I've been working all day." she whined. "Can I please have a break?"

"No!" Meriksen shouted, "Now get your backside to the main stage right now!" His finger exteneded in anger.

Miss Scarlet did as she was told. As she was walking off, she noticed her step mother and Mrs. White coming up the front steps.

* * * * *

Backstage, 6:01 PM

Professor Plum flipped through a book on flowers. From his pocket, he removed a poisonous flower, nearly identical to the love-in-idleness flower prop being used in the play.

"Prof.!" Mr. Meriksen yelled, approaching the bumbling Professor. "Where's that flower prop?"

Plum smiled. Meriksen had always treated him badly. This was his chance. "Right here." he said, motioning to the two purple flowers on top of an overturned trunk. He'd forgotten which one was which.

"Well?" Meriksen asked, "Hand it over!"

"Ummm...." Plum stuttered, starring down at the two flowers.

Mr. Meriksen sighed, "I don't have time for this!" he lunged at the trunk and snatched one of the flowers away. As he walked off, his trusy baton fell out of his back pocket.

Approaching it cautiously, Plum gingerly touched the pointed tip.

* * * * *

The Orchestra Pit, 6:15 PM

Mr. Meriksen walked down into the pit and examined the players. In the first chair trombone seat sat Herr Wolfgang Braun. As Braun saw Meriksen approaching him, he dropped his trombone to the floor. It landed with a heavy *clunk*.

"Herr Meriksen." Herr Braun nervously giggled, "So nice to see you."

"Lazing around again, huh?" Meriksen questioned, crossing his arms.

"Nein, Herr Meriksen." Braun shook his head. "I vas practicing!"

"That's it!" he responded, "You're out!"

"But I love playing for the orchestra!" Braun argued.

Meriksen shrugged, "Not any more, you don't."

Herr Braun angrily stood up and scooped up his instrument. He left, leaving Meriksen behind to chuckle at his expense.

* * * * *

Arlington Grange - The Library, 6:21 PM

Lady Lemon-Lime was marveling at a fire axe mounted on the Library wall when something dawned on her. She had forgotten the play! She tried to remember why she wasn't too thrilled about going in the first place. Of course. Greg Meriksen. Her old boyfriend.

"Oh, well." she sighed, "I guess I'll go." But she wasn't going for the play. She was going to confront her old flame. Flame! Her glance turned toward the axe on the wall as she slowly backed out of the room to go to her car.

* * * * *

The Bathroom, 6:43 PM

Reverend Green removed a revolver from his pocket as he turned the corner into the bathroom. How did that get in there? Oh, well. As to where everyone was, he was clueless. "Hello?" he called. No answer. Reluctantly, he left the house, got in his van, and left the property.

As he drove, he remembered the play. The play! The concert hall! He'd go there. Then he remembered Mr. Meriksen. His old high school band teacher. He'd have a nice long chat with him.

* * * * *

Arlington Concert Hall - The Stage, 6:56 PM

Mr. Meriksen tossed a sanbag to the side of the massive stage. "Where are my actors?!!" he shouted into space. No answer. You could hear a pin drop. "[email protected]!" he cursed. He kicked the sandbag in frustration. Maybe he should drive to the Grange to see if anyone was there....

* * * * *

Main floor, 7:57 PM

Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Colonel Mustard, Herr Braun, Lady Lemon-Lime, and Reverend Green sat in there seats, wating for the play to start.

"Where do you suppose everyone is?" Mrs. Peacock wondered, squirming in her seat.

"The longer we wait, the better." the Colonel said, crossing his arms.

As a commotion arose, the manager of the Arlington Concert Hall, Mr. Cedrick L'Emon, came out from behind the curtains. The audience fell to a hush. "I've some sad news to report." he said solumnly, "I've just recieved word that Mr. Gregory Meriksen has been... murdered..."

* * * * *

Mr. Greg Meriksen has been murdered. There are eight suspects, eight weapons, and eight locations. Four at the Grange, and four at the Arlington Concert Hall.

Each suspect will begin by answering one key question each.
Please ask only one question per post for this round.
Once all eight suspects have answered thier quesion, one deduction per player can be made.
After that, at least one question must be asked before each deduction.

I know the rules are new, so, any questions, just ask.

Good luck!


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Plum, what happened to the baton?
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Mrs. White, why didn't you have "any desire to serve that rotten man"?
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Lady Lime, did you have a chance to talk to your old boyfriend?
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