"I see," replied the Captain. "Mister Bishop, Mister Greaves, please do as Leftenant Briggs has asked. Mansel, put our mutineer in the crew quarters for the moment. Seems we need a brig... we'll have to figure that out, but just now I'm a bit busy, so you keep watch on him. Leftenant Scott, you have medic training, correct? See to his wound, then join me in the lounge. Chapman, you have the bridge."crazycrypt wrote:And with those orders, Tommy will heft up Brandon over his shoulder and will head towards the Captain (I'm assuming that Brandon is still unconscious, if not, he can walk with Tommy's gun in his ribs). Once Tommy finds the Captain he will tell him all of the details of what went on and then tell him Briggs asked for Bishop and Greaves to come to the Main Lounge.
"Gentlemen," said Lt. Briggs, "I assure you, things are under control now. Please hand me your firearms... carefully, please."rredmond wrote:Will will stare at his surroundings and his hands, and will start at Dr. Burton's request. When Artie chimes in he will nod at the "trust" part and keep the gun. "How about I put the knife on the back table here, where it won't get hurt, but it won't get into anyone's hands. But you can watch it." He looks over at Artie for agreement that these is an acceptable solution.
"I'm quite sure there are no more mutineers aboard," said Lt. Briggs. "Captain Pelton and I know all the other crewmen personally, save for a couple of new hires. That would be Leftenant Mansel, who just shot this mutineer, and Mister Lars, who is hard at work with Chief Engineer Green putting our engines back to rights. So please, for the safety of all aboard, turn over your weapons to me."rredmond wrote:Then he starts again when David talks, "let's calm down, we've got to figure out what's going on. Are we sure there are no more sabateurs aboard?" He asks half to himself to start the gears grinding, but he'll scan the crowd at his suggestion as well, to see if he catches anything.
Catherine retrieved the Totem, carefully avoiding the pool of blood where Brandon fell. "My dear, that's very heavy!" said Dr. Burton, but it didn't seem to trouble Catherine.rredmond wrote:Will also keeps half-an-eye on Dr. Burton (sorry paranoid habits die hard) but simply quietly nods in agreement with Artie's explanation of what happened.
"It doesn't look damaged," she said, placing it on the table beside the bloody knife.
"You've gotten it into the blood," said Dr. Burton.
"I doubt this was the first time," she replied, moving it aside and wiping the blood off with a napkin.
"German spies, I'd wager," replied Briggs. "They must have some reason to hate Doctor Ringstrom. What about it, sir? Can you shed any light on the subject?"Mak wrote:"Lt. Briggs, you should know what everyone in this room knows: Brandon came in here hell bent on filling Dr. Ringstrom here with lead. Called him a traitor to the Fatherland. If this were just a mutiny, he'd have been more likely to put a hole in the captain. This is something else. Political. Which means outside help. Contacts. Who parachutes into the middle of the ocean? I'm just saying: we should all keep our eyes open."
Ringstrom was sitting in a chair at the foot of the Captain's table. "I don't know," he replied, his German accent particularly thick. "I was never a member of the National Socialist party, but neither have I done anything I know of to cause them to hate me."