Redhorn appeared to be a half buried snow globe that had been cracked open by a tremendous force. The dome was the very apex of a new development portion of Pgaroah, comprising a tunnel link and a number of identical new hab areas. They passed through a tunnel checkpoint staffed by EDM, and their temporary accreditation as consultants seemed to pass muster, at least as long as they were with Mariana.
As they entered Redhorn they cleared another checkpoint: they could see the damage above but also that several buildings were still occupied – presumably the buildings could be sealed. Others were still in a state of semi construction, and now, destruction.
As she had explained, Mariana had started reviewing the scene only a couple of hours earlier, at which point EDM had stepped in and tidied the mystery body away. She had taken the opportunity to get back to her office and review the data, as well as run the profiling search, and it was that point she had fortunately spotted Marcus. Now she wanted another look at that body and her possessions.
As the group moved into the dome security cameras and locals with comms move about.
“We probably haven’t got much time before we’re accosted again” muttered Mariana, moving over towards the med point. The examiner was looking at one of several bodies lying on stretchers, and behind here was a mobile refrigerated unit presumably containing the others – including the Jane Doe.
Taking his cue Spyder screeched as he toppled over and feigned an ankle injury. Jonas feigned the concerned bystander. The medical examiners attention was attracted and she came over, shaking her head.
Behind her Mariana and Doc. Orlov, followed by Marcus and Paul, slipped into the refrigeration unit.
The broken and battered body of the mystery woman had been placed in a coroner’s bag and was lying at the back of the unit.
Upon opening the bag the Players saw that the mystery women truly was beautiful. Her hair was a stark white color, but her features were those of a woman no older than her mid-twenties. Her eyes were pale blue and skin was very pale. Further examination revealed numerous scars on her back and thighs that looked like whip and claw marks. Her clothing, which had been removed, was stuffed at the bottom of the bag. Examination of the clothing revealed nothing except that itwas very well made and of an expensive label.
Looking at the body reveaeds two tattoos; one at the nape of the neck depicting a blue oval on which there was a black circle bisected by two perpendicular black lines, and the other one on her right ankle was that of a mobius strip.
Mariana took some quick pictures while Marcus pocketed the data chip before zipping up the lower half of the bag. Just in time.
“What do you think you’re doing here!” said the ETM Officer at the door. Mariana stood her ground.
“As an officer of the Martian Rangers, who will be conducting that part of the investigation outside of the Exclusion Zone I’m conducting any preliminary investigation which might help me” she snapped. “And your contract obliges that you co-operate with me!”
A Sergeant had approached now and joined in.
“And of course we will inform you at the Appropriate time Officer Rupali” he said levelly. “After we have conducted the investigation within OUR jurisdiction. A report will be submitted promptly.”
He gestured towards the Dome exit. Marcus gathered that this was not a request.