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The Hunt for Jonathan Roman: Eugene "Brody" Wright

Eugene "Brody" Wright; October 19 - November 28, 2008

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; October 19, 2008

BUREAUCRACY x3:

BOOST x 2

FOLLOW x 1 (Jonathan Roman)

According to our happy fun house rules, at Bureaucracy 3, we can:

"Create false ID's, death certificates, marriage licenses, passports; close a public school for a day; shut down a small business on a violation; connect/disconnect utilities on a block."

... as could other people. But Brody and the guys aren't concerned about *creating* something new, so much as they're on board to figure out just who might have done such a thing.

What we have so far:

  • A name (Brock Stoker)
  • 2 Phone numbers, likely no longer in use (Home and Work)
  • Knowledge of his involvement with suspect crates preceding the 11.9 incident

It's highly likely that this is a false identity - few people hate their kids enough to name them so - but we're going to dig up whatever we can on this guy.

On the other side of the fence, I want to know what The Roman's up to - understanding that our resources are limited. Look into it.

Influence Response:

Your people dig up the stats for Brock Stoker. His current listed place of residence is somewhere in the Bronx, and he has the contact information, which verifies your current data. What the records don't reflect, however, is that Brock Stoker is dead - your people pull up some files that indicate that the main database hasn't quite been updated. Apparently, the records list him as having died on 11/8, around either before dawn or early morning - apparently of cancer. Stoker had no immediate family, although he did leave some of his belongings to one of his good friend "Otto Banker." The trail, of course, leads on.

You don't quite get to follow up on Roman. (Not sure if you have an active TRACE on him, actually.)

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; October 19, 2008

LEGAL x3:

Boost x 3

Synergize: Bureaucracy

From the desk of E.C. Wright.

Things I need:

  • Information on two individuals, one Brock Stoker, and one Jonathan Roman.
  • One or both might be aliases.
  • Stoker is a suspect in some dealings regarding 11.9, misconduct (potentially criminal) regarding the docks, and several crates that allegedly contained some of the weapons involved in the attacks on Vontaug.
  • Roman is the sort of dubious figure whose hands are in too many pies (remember Cleveland, and the Mike White/Nate Gray cases)
  • Both subjects are to be handled with caution - don't go stirring up a hornet's nest, just get me some information.

Things you will get for doing this:

  • Possibly some kickback from the D.A's office (remember the cases we got back in Cleveland? Some mutual back-scratching could do us some wonders)
  • My thanks, which is worth very little.
  • A cookie.

All right Paralegal Squad, Get To It!

Influence Response:

For Brock Stoker, you acquire several documents: his legal history (that being none), his will and by extension a list of his holdings pre-death, and some miscellaneous stuff. Honestly, the man was a rather boring old dude - a small quiet house in Brooklyn, a car, some cash in the bank; married and divorced and remarried and widowed (no children, unfortunately). Wives' names: Anna N. Smith and Matilda Harrow.

Jonathan Roman is also a very nondescript fellow, aside from having a day job as a clerk for some company, renting out of an apartment and not really owning all that much. You note that all of this information is only slightly outdated - 2006, at best.

ST Notes: Anna N. Smith is of course a reference to the celebrity of the same initials, but in this case the N. stands for Nancy.

Either way, his wives are red herrings, and Otto Banker will lead people in circles.

The documents for Roman have been modified to reflect no change, as is (now) Roman's modus operandi.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; October 19, 2008

FINANCE x2:

Boost x 2

Synergize: Bureaucracy/Legal

(Also, I hope it is clear that when I am typing 'Synergize', I am simply attempting to clarify that any information gleaned by one group could and should be shared, with Brody as a sort of conduit. By no means am I trying to get a COMBINE effect or anything.)

After a far-too-long hiatus, WINGBEERNIGHT resumes with a bang. As fried and spicy chicken, froofy German Beers (Hey, it's the end of October) and scantily-clad waitresses fly about in equal proportion, Wright and White disperse to deal with the post-frat frat boys and nerds, respectively.

We're looking for information on these two guys, Jonathan Roman, and Brock Stoker.

Yeah, we get that Brock Stoker is a juxtaposition of Stockbroker - which means that somebody out there is laughing at you guys.

The Bastard.

Anyway, we kind of think we can stick it to these guys - they're involved in some shady dealings that Gene's law firm is looking into - yeah, he's still like a quasi-lawyer sometimes, or something. Whatever.

ANOTHER ROUND PLEASE IMPOSSIBLY PROPORTIONED WAITRESS

WE ARE NOT DRUNK ENOUGH YET

... good times.

Influence Response:

WINGBEERNIGHT resumes with a bang.

There are some financial records pulled up about Brock Stoker (although mostly these relate to his transfer of all of his worldly possessions to his friend Otto Banker.) No records of dubious cash influxes or spending. You'll need a bit more to break into Banker's accounts.

TEE HEE HERE YOU GO, SAYS THE BUSTY BLONDE AS SHE BENDS OVER TO PLACE THE TRAY OF DRINKS DOWN ON THE TABLE

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 3, 2008

BUREAUCRACY x3:

FOLLOW x 2 (Jonathan Roman again)

BOOST x 1

Influence Response posted 2008-05-09 01:59:09:

"TRACE successful! You have traced a young man named Jonathan Roman. Young fellow. Charming, but a bit detached. Seeks somewhat distracted some of the time. Usually shows up early in the morning or late in the evening (but these include daylit hours. A bit pale. The network is smaller than yours, and focused in the Bronx. All NYC Ids. It looks like all trails lead back to this Roman guy. He doesn't match the descriptions you have (I think, talk to me at game to be sure)."

- this was my TRACE on Jonathan Roman - and Team Awesome continues to track him like the badass bloodhounds that they are probably not, but totally think they are.

WE STAND EVER VIGILANT FOR JUSTICE.

Influence Response:

OK. In the future, let us know if you already have one of these things.

That being said, Mr. Roman is a tricky fellow and has occluded his influence network for the time being. Your people spend this cycle reestablishing the TRACE you had before, and will be able to start digging up dirt on him next cycle.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 3, 2008

BUREAUCRACY x3:

Also, Otto Banker. Otto Banker gets the Full Court Press that freaking led to him in the first place - we're scouring for IDs, phone numbers, bank accounts, death/birth certificates, marriage license, passport, utility bills - whatever we can get with what we've got.

And yeah, I know, leaving all of your monies very suddenly to a man named "Auto-Banker" doesn't exactly bode well for *him* being a real person either. realizing that this is probably just another step closer to finding the *person* behind all these aliases, we press on.

Because we're Fearless Bureaucratical Warriors! Chainsaws and Rocket Launchers! Love Forever!

Influence Response:

Otto Banker is (surprisingly) alive and owns several properties being some sort of rich real-estate kind of dude. His place of residence isn't in NYC (more like California), although his records indicate that he travels a lot. He actually isn't a citizen of the dandy USA, but all of his immigration things are in order.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 3, 2008

FINANCE x2:

Boost x 2

WINGBEERNIGHT x 2

Otto Banker. This guy - ALSO probably not real. I've just got this goddamn string of Not Real People, and that pisses me the fuck off. We want everything on this bastard - bank accounts, credit reports, tax forms - whatever we can cook up.

This man is attempting to make goddamn fools of us, and succeeding.

YES I AM KIND OF ANGRY, MY HOMETOWN FOOTBALL TEAM HAS BEEN TERRIBLE. It makes me sad.

Influence Response:

You grab a set of all of the above. The guy seems pretty legit, but again he doesn't live in the see of en-why.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 15, 2008

BUREAUCRACY x3:

FOLLOW x3

Synergy x 3/strong>

So. If Brody's aggressive letter-writing campaign has the desired effect, every Lick with something to prove (pretty much all of them) are going to be hunting down Mr. Roman./strong>

Of course, this is NYC. Trusting that the members of his court are going to do anything useful is kind of a stretch./strong>

So skulking about, trying to find what this man is up to, anything else that can (and will) be used against him, and waiting to see who knows what./strong>

Clearly Stated Goal x Something:/strong>

Brody knows that Roman has at the very least, been duped by the Sabbat, and he's probably a ghoul. He wants info on what he's been doing, so that a) he knows what the Sabbat's doing, and b) we can trace Polyclef through him, and c) we learn more about him, so that staging an abduction/brainrape session won't tip our hand./strong>

Influence Response:

Our friend Roman is doing some research on a person - "Ruby Pleasure" - based on some sort of driver's license number. Ms. Pleasure's records indicate her originating in Texas, about 33 years of age, blonde hair and blue eyes, 5'8". The image you are presented with is an attractive woman whose feature distinction is that she bears a striking resemblance to someone you have recently met - Miranda Turner. I emphasize here "striking resemblance" and not "exact image."

As far as "what can be used against him," there isn't much to say. Most of what you can tell is just standard paper-pushing, although you know that with this guy you can't take anything at face value. The immoral actions that he may have taken have long-since been CONCEALed.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 15, 2008

LEGAL x3:

FOLLOW x 2 (Otto Banker)

FOLLOW x 1 (Jonathan Roman)

Synergy x 3

Again, if Brody's aggressive letter-writing campaign has the desired effect, every Lick with something to prove (pretty much all of them) are going to be hunting down Roman/Banker.

So PARALEGAL ROCK JUSTICE SQUAD is on the case, trying to find what these dudes are up to, and dig up stuffs that can (and will) be used against them, and generally applying the full-court-press.

Clearly Stated Goal x AWESOME:

Again, Banker and Roman are implicated. So now, Brody wants things that he can use to pin down Polyclef, trace their actions back to their horrible source.

Influence Response:

Roman seems to be completely clean of dirt. Seems to have lived a normal life, being a mid-level bureaucratic clerk and whatnot.

Otto Banker, of course, is not an American citizen - rather, a German national who made it big in the American real estate business and is getting ready to retire on his phat lootz. There have been some unresolved lawsuits in his past regarding tax evasion or problems with the properties he's sold. He's been divorced once with a daughter from his first wife - daughter's name is Amelia Teller Margrave, age 27 and married to Charles Margrave.

You can't really FOLLOW Banker, as his influence bloc hasn't really been traced yet by you (nor does he really have a substantial influence bloc in NYC). As such you have no idea if he's been sticking his fingers where they don't belong, but your team does pull up documents regarding his retirement and his holdings.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 15, 2008

FINANCE x2:

FOLLOW x 2 (Otto Banker)

WINGBEERNIGHT x 2

So. Brody's on a 'rallying speech' kick of late, yes? The up-and-coming Accountant/Stockbroker squad gets the royal treatment re: Otto Banker. We get full of beer, chicken, and hate - and proceed to do everything we can to get the requisite ammo re: ruining this man's life.

Super Amazingly Truthful Awesome Goal:

Get the requisite ammo re: ruining this man's life. Our happy fun Archon put us on this dude's trail, and Brody will be damned if he doesn't chase it to its end - which is hopefully Polyclef's end.

Influence Response:

You acquire the necessary ammo re: ruining Otto Banker's life. Instances of tax-dodging, incorrectly filled IRS forms, bank account numbers, checking accounts, and a full list of his assets and financial holdings including the sizable number of houses he holds in the local NYC area. A bit more time and you might even acquire the means to do a full audit on his company.

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Eugene "Brody" Wright; November 28, 2008

BUREAUCRACY x3:

FOLLOW x 3 (Jonathan Roman)

Okay. Kid gloves off - this is more of a 'follow' in the traditional sense.

That is to say - Brody wants to know when this motherfucker's alone. He works later hours than most, yes? Is there a time when he's alone in his office building?

Alone enough to be dangled off a rooftop or something?

If yes, then Brody's going to show up sometime when this is possible - maybe follow him into the bathroom or something.

Bathrooms are easy to clean.

CLEARLY STATED GOAL X 3

Gene has tried to do things more or less by the book since becoming Prince. The book isn't working. So, rather than keep plugging away at Roman, hoping that maybe he can find something that the Feds can't, or don't know what to do with, he's going to FIND where Polyclef is, goddammit, and he's going to do so the old-fashioned way - by breaking off a man's fingers, or smashing his head into a mirror, or maybe dangling him off of a roof.

Brody is about to snap.

(This will doubtlessly require a pre-scene if successful)

Influence Response:

There is a building where Jonathan Roman works. He works later than most, yes - although recently he's been in and out of the office, what with his illness and all. Usually he's in on Friday evenings... (see STs for a pregame scene!!!)

ST Notes: excellent

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