Why not throw out the dribitoc suit thing now? It immediately raises doubts as to what the morast ppl were hunting?
On the underworld thing? What's the bet they have a bunch of coins from the Whispering Tyrant era?
Yeah, good questions.
(Did we trace the knives? I think we got side-tracked) ;P
As Edwin pointed out in-thread, I think we're hosed pacifying the crowd no matter how much we convince the judges. They want a victim.
I would prefer to give them the guilty party. :P Not Dobitoc or one of us.
<Sigh> What are the odds of our culprit actually pulling a Perry Mason (and other shows) and actually being a high-ranker in the courtroom, AND tricking him into revealing himself? :)
I'm not convinced its NOT one of the judges even (other than the guy who hired us. Makes no sense to hire competent investigators to find you out.) But if we think the others are not part of it, maybe we can convince them to help us somehow? Make a big show out it? phrasing the dramatic release of Dobitoc in such a way that the guitly party fraks out and trips up?
<sigh,again> Wishful thinking I know. (It would be awesome if we could pull it off though!) :D
Just had a thought, (I'm not cheating, I swear.) :)
1) I still think that the mastermind behind all this has the Effigy and plans to use it for some naughty-not-nice ritual of some kind. I still want to try to get off the Locate item spell to see if we can pick it up. (Maybe in the hallway once our meeting is done?) ;)
2) I just recalled (And would have to roll to see if Edwin remembers this lil tidbit of info) that Golems are usually made with a control amulet.(?) (I read that somewhere? probably pre-PFRPG) Which means that no one TRICKED Dobitoc into storming the library, they simply controlled him and made him do so. If that is true (BIG if I know) then they will still have the amulet to protect themselves against Dobitoc and possibly use him later. Dobitoc is not the most helpful of clients, but if he can describe his amulet, we could try to Locate Item on it, and THAT would also lead us to who is behind this!
Yes, I may not have much time on my hands, but I obviously still have WAY too much time to think! ;P
i think nabbing the skinsuit and putting it on a dead body or something would be the best bet.
That is BLOODY BRILLANT! After its admitted as evidence it isn't needed any more. Use that.
I second what Larissa says, I don´t think that could work. The skin-stealer use of his skins is a supernatural ability. In fact, the skin-suits are probably beginning to rot by now...
1.) we ARE up against a bunch of slack-jawed yokels.
2.) Leik can let Dobitoc use his hat of disguise for an escape, follow him out of the city (or simply be carried in a pack), then retrieve his hat once Dobitoc is safe.
1+2=3.) even if the shoddy skinsuit+corpse charade only distracts them, it could be enough to get Dobitoc out with the metaphorical hood over his head.