What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?

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4 years 8 months ago #5363 by Kettlekorn
Kettlekorn replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?
If any significant preparation is needed to accommodate them (reconfiguration of rooms in Hawthorne, for example), it's likely that some people will know.

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #5374 by Phoenix Spiritus
Phoenix Spiritus replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?
Most of the "In Whateley" student groups gather their data from within Whateley, if its not reasonable for someone in Whateley to know the information, and for that organisation to be able to "intercept" the information from them, its unlikely they'll know it.

Some people have assists outside Whateley (e.g. Ayla, Theban, Mrs. Hartford, etc.), and then it becomes a question of where did the event happen? Who saw it? Where would that information be reported? Is it reasonable that a contact of an on campus person had it bought to their attention by their outside contacts?

So, in the case of the supersonic jets:
  • Who provided the jets?
  • Where did they land?
  • How impressive would this have been?
  • Who would have seen it?
  • Who would they tell about it?
  • Who would that get back to?
  • Who could intercept information from those that know it?

If you need it known, it would be better to introduce a character that would see it, investigate it and comment about it in a place the information would spread from. e.g. if a Gadgeteer was (for some reason) at the Airport and saw the jets land and could get into a position where they can chat to someone who tells them who's jet it is, and then they see your students disembark, then they see them later at Whateley the gadgeteer would be sure to discuss this with their friends in the Crystal Hall and it can be assumed the "gossip" would be all over the campus soon after.
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4 years 8 months ago #5375 by Phoenix Spiritus
Phoenix Spiritus replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?
Oh, there is also people who will "go backwards", they might not know anything about them before they arrive, but if they enter their sphere of influence they will expand resources investigating them. e.g. Turban for any GSD kids, Ayla for any new Poe residents or gadgeteers, Jadis for any new "Bad Seeds" or members of Melville, etc.

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4 years 8 months ago #5378 by Malady
Malady replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?

Phoenix Spiritus wrote: Most of the "In Whateley" student groups gather their data from within Whateley, if its not reasonable for someone in Whateley to know the information, and for that organisation to be able to "intercept" the information from them, its unlikely they'll know it.

Some people have assists outside Whateley (e.g. Ayla, Theban, Mrs. Hartford, etc.), and then it becomes a question of where did the event happen? Who saw it? Where would that information be reported? Is it reasonable that a contact of an on campus person had it bought to their attention by their outside contacts?

So, in the case of the supersonic jets:

  • Who provided the jets?
  • Where did they land?
  • How impressive would this have been?
  • Who would have seen it?
  • Who would they tell about it?
  • Who would that get back to?
  • Who could intercept information from those that know it?

If you need it known, it would be better to introduce a character that would see it, investigate it and comment about it in a place the information would spread from. e.g. if a Gadgeteer was (for some reason) at the Airport and saw the jets land and could get into a position where they can chat to someone who tells them who's jet it is, and then they see your students disembark, then they see them later at Whateley the gadgeteer would be sure to discuss this with their friends in the Crystal Hall and it can be assumed the "gossip" would be all over the campus soon after.


:oops: I meant that the Jets land inside Whateley... :oops:

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4 years 8 months ago #5379 by E. E. Nalley
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Your question is incorrectly phrased. It isn't a question of who is gathering intel, that is effectively EVERYONE on campus. Think back to the rumor mill that was your own high school experience and put those memories on a juicy cocktail of crack, crystal meth and speed. That's Whateley.

Now the important question you should be asking yourself is who is CORRECTLY interpreting that information. Recall Jadis' rueful thoughts about how she realized Loophole was in a sexual relationship with Songbird her freshman year but did nothing with it because she thought it obvious and common knowledge when she actually had actionable intel that was relatively unknown.

That's your real question.

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4 years 8 months ago #5382 by Valentine
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E. E. Nalley wrote: Your question is incorrectly phrased. It isn't a question of who is gathering intel, that is effectively EVERYONE on campus. Think back to the rumor mill that was your own high school experience and put those memories on a juicy cocktail of crack, crystal meth and speed. That's Whateley.

Now the important question you should be asking yourself is who is CORRECTLY interpreting that information. Recall Jadis' rueful thoughts about how she realized Loophole was in a sexual relationship with Songbird her freshman year but did nothing with it because she thought it obvious and common knowledge when she actually had actionable intel that was relatively unknown.

That's your real question.


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4 years 8 months ago #5408 by jmhyp
jmhyp replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?
If that's true then you must find Whateley and even more fantastic place than other readers do. Whateley is rather familiar for most high school graduates. Whateley just has the power levels turned up to 11.

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4 years 8 months ago #5411 by Dawnfyre
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Malady wrote:

Phoenix Spiritus wrote: Most of the "In Whateley" student groups gather their data from within Whateley, if its not reasonable for someone in Whateley to know the information, and for that organisation to be able to "intercept" the information from them, its unlikely they'll know it.

Some people have assists outside Whateley (e.g. Ayla, Theban, Mrs. Hartford, etc.), and then it becomes a question of where did the event happen? Who saw it? Where would that information be reported? Is it reasonable that a contact of an on campus person had it bought to their attention by their outside contacts?

So, in the case of the supersonic jets:

  • Who provided the jets?
  • Where did they land?
  • How impressive would this have been?
  • Who would have seen it?
  • Who would they tell about it?
  • Who would that get back to?
  • Who could intercept information from those that know it?

If you need it known, it would be better to introduce a character that would see it, investigate it and comment about it in a place the information would spread from. e.g. if a Gadgeteer was (for some reason) at the Airport and saw the jets land and could get into a position where they can chat to someone who tells them who's jet it is, and then they see your students disembark, then they see them later at Whateley the gadgeteer would be sure to discuss this with their friends in the Crystal Hall and it can be assumed the "gossip" would be all over the campus soon after.


:oops: I meant that the Jets land inside Whateley... :oops:


only if they are VTOL. Whateley does not have an airport for normal aircraft.

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4 years 8 months ago #5460 by Phoenix Spiritus
Phoenix Spiritus replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?
Why would they land at Whatelely? Whateley actually likes things to be 'low key', and there is a perfectly usable airport at Berlin they could use with Whateley able to organise transport from there.

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4 years 8 months ago #5461 by Dawnfyre
Dawnfyre replied the topic: What info is and isn't being gathered by spies?
true, though Whateley does have a specially reinforced and marked area for VTOLs, because of The Amazing Three dropping in with their custom aircraft. ( Jade's adventures in babysitting mentions this. )

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