Risuri Homeland Constabulary
- Office of the Chief Inspector
Report of the R.H.C. mission on the protection of the R.N.S. Coaltongue-continued
- 1. Upon completion of the initial mission to secure the site of the ceremony for the commencement of the R.N.S. Coaltongue’s maiden voyage, the team was approached by Principal Minister Harkover Lee who requested our presence aboard the ship during its maiden voyage to serve as extra eyes and ears and if need be, extra security to ensure the event carry on smoothly.
2. The majority of the evening proceeded without incident with no discernible clues revealing the events to come.
3. As the music of the national anthem began, Constable Talmadge approached myself and Constables Marreck and Caine, warning us that the Duchess had fallen overboard from a room below deck he and Constable Vinochet had escorted her to earlier in the evening.
4. Hearing this, I made my way through the crowd in order to warn the captain that he might stop the ship while Caine made his way to warn the King and Merrick returned below deck with Talmadge to examine the Duchess’ room.
5. It became clear shortly after, that several terrorists had boarded the ship in disguise with the intention of overloading the ship’s engine and killing all aboard (including themselves) however the team, along with aid from Geoffery Massarde were able to save the passengers and the ship, although not before the engine became severely damaged.
II. Analysis of Events
- 6. Constable Talmadge warns of the Duchess falling overboard, also alerting that Constable Vinochet witnessed the Duchess in the clutches of a kraken as it sped away from the ship at high speeds.
7. While rushing towards the bridge to alert the captain, I noticed the steam rising from the smokestacks to be rapidly diminishing. While a small decrease would be expected as the ship slowed during its turn around the Ayres, the massive drop in exhaust was my first indication of a problem with the engine itself.
8. Captain Smith as well noticed the issue and prudently sounded the evacuation alarm as I informed him of the Duchess.
9. During this time, I learned later that the remainder of the team below deck thwarted several halfling assassins, and Constable Merrick was able to descend to the engine room and witness the sabotage in progress.
10. Constable Caine, having warned the king and assisted him in the evacuation of the passengers, located Geoffery Massarde and quickly followed as I likewise descended below deck fro mthe bridge. Shockingly, the Duchess’ chambermaid, her true identity as an Eladrin disguised, appeared to be the overseer of this terrorist operation.
11. Their goal was to overheat the engine by overloading the firebox with crystals, also loading the engine with an imprisoned fire elemental. Thankfully the technical expertise of myself and Massarde was able to slow the reaction while the other constables disabled the criminals.
12.I was forced to utilize my “device” (its existence and use having been approved by the Office of Inspectress Margaret Saxby per form W411-B on 5/27/99) in extracting the elemental crystal from the firebox.
13. After the crystal and terrorists were disabled, Constable Caine was able to quickly gather the multiple fire wards and use them to cease the overload reaction. Unfortunately, the extreme and sudden drop in temperature damaged a large portion of the engine array and will have to be repaired.
- 14. While the discovery of this plot is shocking, and the damage to the Coaltongue as well as the public reaction it has caused is regrettable I would classify the mission as a success, though not one without serious cost. I am pleased with the performance of my fellow constables during this assignment and include my individual assessments of each below:
- -Jackson Caine: Caine possesses a uniquely focused perspective that has given valuable insight into the specifics of our defined objectives. His military experience, and apparent academic background with Pardwright University have imbued him with a quiet pragmatism that seems to assist him in making unbiased analyses. This attention to the objective has been helpful though it may also prevent him at times from recognizing more implicit goals.
-Jonathan Talmadge: More outward and driven than his appearance might indicate, Talmadge seems to have a certain knack with people that allows him to further employ his unique manner of charisma. He pays heed to the overall goal of a mission though his behavior is far more unpredictable and chaotic than I would expect a Skyseer’s to be. He’ll get the job done though I worry the freedom hat living among nature provides has made him somewhat ignorant of the more delicate necessities of social interaction.
-Merrick: Merrick has quickly shown himself to be a man of intense devotion and unyielding morals. He possesses a marked sense of justice and will freely voice his opinions with a no-nonsense bluntness that maintains any action to an exemplary standard. Similarly, he has shown to pursue such goals with a determination I have seldom seen. However, Merrick’s direct and unceremonious manner of interaction could deter cooperation from others.
- Note: I would like to note in this report Constable Merrick’s exemplary service in defense of the R.N.S. Coaltongue. He battled alone against four of the saboteurs, giving the passengers time to escape and the Constables time to reach the engine room before disaster struck. Without hesitation he did what was necessary to hold the saboteurs at bay and was willing to sacrifice himself by enduring near fatal injury in carrying out his duty. Such service goes beyond mere courage and is worthy of recognition.
-Marilyn Vinochet: Out of the entire team, Vinochet seems to be the most independent both in thought and deed. Likewise I feel I know her the least of my fellow Constables. It is clear she has a strong code in which she follows, or at least a very strong list of priorities which dictate her reactions. She knows what she needs to accomplish a goal and is relentless in getting it. If she sets her mind to a task, Vinochet will not give up until it is resolved to her satisfaction, this steadfast initiative led her to go the extra mile in investigating the likelihood of the terrorist “Gale” in attacking the Coaltongue and keeps her commited to getting the job done. That same sense of determination however, I worry causes her methods to be too harsh and uncompromising at times.