Sleuth Home - Detective Brandon Brookes

Director - Blue Pagoda Agency

Title:
Pinball Wizard
Experience:
12704800
Archetype:
Smart and Charming
Age:
1999 days
Gender:
male
Sleuth Theme:
The Order of Socrates
Last Login:
Jul-10-2020
Account Status:
Active
Subscription Status:
Subscribed
 
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Completed Missions

  • Packages Delivered: 45
  • Overdue Books Returned: 40
  • Nemeses Captured: 1
  • Secret Plans Revealed: 10
  • Artifacts Unearthed: 15
  • Journal Pages Found: 8
  • Brass Rings Won: 126

Detective Biography

So, you want to know about me? What makes you sure that you can handle what I am going to tell you? And of course, what makes you sure that what I will tell you is the truth? Well, I guess you will just have to listen, and judge for yourself. After all, you are a sleuth, and unraveling mysteries is your job.

I grew up in Hell's Kitchen, one of the many local scamps who run around, trying not to get noticed by the big bullies. Many of my friends ended up working as muscle or as runners for the local gangs, and quite a few of them were pretty good at it and now make a good living in the shadows. Quite a few more of them were not, and they ended up behind bars or six feet under.

Did I dabble in crime? Did I run drugs, act as a spotter, or as thug? Do you really want to know? Let's just say that I did what I had to. But I wanted to make my way out of the Kitchen. I was never good at taking orders, I always preferred giving them. I was smart, I was charming, so after a while I did something that seemed quite logical to me, even at age 11. I talked a number of the other kids into letting me pick the jobs for them, in exchange for a small cut of their take. If a local gang needed a few innocent looking kids as lookouts during a heist, I could provide them. If they needed a pretty little girl to act as a "scared hostage" during a robbery, I had the contacts. Somebody small and nimble for window work? No problem at all. Again, many of the people who worked for me at the time used this as a stepping board into a permanent position with the gangs.

When I grew older, I practiced my charms in other ways, so after a while there were a number of brothers and fathers who were very, very upset with me. Some of them I could appease by offering them a way to earn more money than they could have with honest work. Others decided to back off when they realized just who my customers were. I felt like I was on top of the world, and I was barely 18. I had made a name for myself. What name? No, not telling you. Keep your ears peeled, and you might still hear people whisper it, but it will not be people you want to spend too much time with.


Why did I stop and start this work? Well, after a while it felt stale. There was no challenge to it anymore. It had become routine. And I saw too many of the good people in the Kitchen trying to make a living the honest way being crushed by the big banks and the big businessmen. Sure, the gangs were ruthless, and what I was doing was certainly not doing anything to improve the crime rate, but the gangs still looked out for the small people. There was some honor among thieves, but the banks and the landlords ruined more people in a week than I could have in a lifetime.

So I decided to help in small ways, and then in bigger ways. And after a while I realized that I not only was good at it, I really enjoyed it. And if I fall back into old habits every now and then, so what?

Politics

Order o Socrates:  Great(37)
Arcanum Brthrhd:  Terrible(-30)
Cosa Nostra:  Poor(-1)
Eastern Triads:  Poor(-2)
Circle of Light:  Fair(7)
Green Hand:  Fair(1)
The Tea Steepers:  Great(40)
Shangri La Tigers:  Great(75)

Contacts

Music Teacher (New York)
Barber (New York)
Waiter (London)
Podiatrist (London)
Stage Manager (Shanghai)
Calligraphist (Shanghai)
Barber (Delhi)
Concierge (Delhi)
Banker (Cairo)
Coffee Roaster (Cairo)
Pianist (Sleuthetania)
Chief Purser (Sleuthetania)

Arch Villains

Pavel "Whirling Dervish" Ackermann
Active (London)

Colonel Dahlia Borogrove
Captured

Emira Natalya Kowalski
Captured

Benton "Diamondback" Scroggs
Captured

Judge Jezebel Rowe
Captured

Trixie "King Tiger" Aryaman
Captured

Andreas "the Jackal" Claw
Captured

Prefect Rex Grimm
Captured

Bella "the Zealot" Zulfiqar
Captured

Virginia "the Hawk" Blood
Captured

Ivy "the Accountant" Corleone
Captured

Judge Rochelle Glock
Captured

Isabella "the Dragon" von Schneider
Captured

Prefect Lazarus Kolbe
Captured

Ladislav "the Stingray" Dimitrijevic
Captured

Lilith "the Sniper" Stone
Captured

Alaczar "the Cleaner" Boynton
Captured

Don Emilio Holtzer
Captured

Count Vladimir Boucher
Captured

Antonin "the Accountant" Corleone
Captured

Marchioness Jezebel Dimitrijevic
Captured

Minnie "the Cyclone" Thorn
Captured

Vladimir "King Tiger" Malatesta
Captured

Magistrate Philbert Lancaster
Captured

Rumrunner Nox Aryaman
Captured

Dolores "the Tarantula" Mahendra
Captured

Vivian "the Sniper" von Schneider
Captured

Colonel Franceza Minx
Captured

Aristotle "Scaramouche" Sherman
Captured

Bandito Wanjala Le Clerc
Captured

Captain Sofia Metzger
Captured

Vivian "Boxcar" Kaloyenov
Captured

Gorka "Praying Mantis" Arjun
Captured

Martina "Executioner" Aryaman
Captured

Shang-Ti "the Zealot" Holtzer
Captured

Olympia "the Hawk" Zhou
Captured

Admiral Anastasia St. John
Captured

Doctor Xiao Chen Belphegore
Captured

Laszlo "the Centipede" Blood
Captured

Trixie "Scaramouche" Xu
Captured

Captain Zora Aryaman
Captured

Pavel "the Giant" Panzer
Captured

Sarvamata "the Knife" Drake
Captured

Eugenia "Snake Eyes" Dvorkin
Failed

Sarvamata "Babyface" Metaxas
Failed

Denzel "the Sniper" Chandler
Failed

Admiral Ludwig Claw
Failed

Books Collected

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie

Secret Adversary
Agatha Christie

The Adventure of the Empty House
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

A Scandal in Bohemia
Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Hewitt, Investigator
Arthur Morrison

Empty Enlightenment
Charles Darling

Dick Tracy
Chester Gould

The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Edgar Allan Poe

Vox Imperium
Michael Bagen

The Art of War
Sun Tzu

A History of Indian Philosophy
Surendranath Dasgupta

50 Words or Less Contest
Various Authors

There Once was a Gumshoe
Various Authors

Seuss Noir
Various Authors

Mystery Haiku Contest
Various Authors

Halloween Trick
Yeti Face

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