CASE #1 [gym]
posted Apr 10, 2020 5:01:05 GMT
A fateful encounter.
Selena would not consider much thought of it if it did not matter that much to her. She would put the pile back to her cabinet, bring in a new sheet of paperworks to her table, and scan for anything that might possibly be linked to Team Rocket. But the case of Edward Chipping is the first thing she studied during her years as a journalism student in Kalos, and it marked her deeprooted interest in pursuing this profession.
Around 40 years ago, Edward Chipping, aged 22, mysteriously disappeared after his successful conquest of the Kalosian League challenge. By the time he defeated all Elite Four, he would have issued a battle to the region’s reigning champion to claim the title. But according to the police reports, it did not happen.
What happened was Chipping did not reach the radiant chamber after defeating the Elite Four. He was not able to challenge even the champion at that time. No one knew what happened to him; not even his body was retrieved at the crime scene. The only pieces of evidence found at his stead was the bloodied segment of ripped pants, a purple lace, and blood splatters on the floor.
The Lilycove Gym Leader, in a manner of fashionable dedication, replicated the crime scene down to its minute detail. Even the scratches on the walls, the dents on the floor, and the burnt marks were hauntingly reproduced. The room was big enough to copy the League Hall in Lumiose City. If only she could even tell where the missing body of the previous champion was.
“Good! You’re finally here!” Selena welcomed the stranger with an excited shriek, her cerulean eyes subtly scrutinizing her first challenger. In exchange of his dedicated time for the Vantage, if he helped her solve for the mystery of Chipping’s disapperance, he would earn her Mystery Badge. “I heard you’re my intern for the day.”
Kyle Lopez. Twenty Four years old. One of Hoenn’s Elite Four. He’s actually quite young for his position, Selena wondered if he really has what it takes to represent the greatness of this region. The reporter squeezed a huge pile of documents out from the table cabinet and dropped it on top.
“These are files about the suspects.” There are four inch-thick organizers. “All their alibis, their testimonies, and even their confessions.”
Selena produced an decades-old newspaper folded in-between the organizer pages. “Here’s the complete report on the police’s latest findings about the case.”
Selena sat on top of the table, looking directly at Kyle with her arms folded. “The challenge is simple: if you can help me figure out the suspect before this clock ticks down," She retrieved a sandclock from her pocket. "You win the badge. Are you ready?”
MYSTERY ROOM CHALLENGE IS OPEN!