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Member L95INQ Lent Term 1995 Killer Game Inquest The game began well with a shooting after the morning physics lecture. I often felt like shooting someone after my physics lectures. Jay Foad was the unlucky first death, blown away by Nigel Harris, starting as he meant to go on. Jim Cameron amazed the world by getting up at 7am, but unfortunately Robinson College was locked. Things rapidly became complicated when Geoff Tolley committed suicide for no apparent reason, and Dafydd Richards deliberately blew himself up in an attempt to take his assassins with him. First on the wanted list was Tim Down, closely followed by Jim Cameron. Tim killed an innocent bystander, and Jim shot Brian Cowe for making him nervous. Tim didn't last very long, as he logged on and was traced to the New Museums Site. Jim went on the rampage and began gleefully killing police, starting with Emily Read. David Damerell fell victim to Ian Jackson, one of the players who nobody thought was playing. Ian was then shot in the Mond room after killing PC Tim Down. Clare Izard and Austin Donnelly died in an incident which called the behaviour of the police into question. They were resurrected, but shot again by Paul Menage before they heard they were playing again. Paul was shot the next day by Andrew Bolt. Jim and Elizabeth Pringle settled into their Natural Born Killers partnership, slaughtering Tim Waugh and Brian Cowe on the notorious New Museums Site. Geoff Tolley attempted to apprehend them after seeing them in the Mond Room, but was shot by Jim. Owen Evans and Adrian Garside were their next victims. Andrew Somers went wanted after a bombing, but was shot a few days later. Robin Michaels went the same way. Jim finally fell victim to Dave Holland, who had managed to convince everyone that he wasn't playing, and simply stabbed Jim when he turned up at Dave's Room. Nigel Harris, later to win the game, was sending frequent, dramatised and verbose reports throughout the game. Elizabeth Pringle continued to grow in paranoia and bloodlust in Jim's absence, butchering innocents and police left, right and centre. Valentine's day brought many amusing and surprisingly unsuccessful attempts: Elizabeth Pringle distributed a large number of poisoned tulips. I never heard from most of the intended victims. Several people thought they were roses, and at least one person didn't notice the poison and was very disappointed when he found it wasn't a genuine valentine gift. Several musical cards were sent, and mostly defused, although Dave Holland was blown up by one of them. Sally Martin painstakingly poisoned and re-sealed a Last Rolo (TM) and left it with a harmless rose and card for Joe Pearce, but unfortunately he didn't eat it as it 'looked a bit gross'. Aldabra Stoddart began to take a major part in the game, shooting Jonathan Kelt, poisoning an innocent, and shooting Francois Gaudin, who was asleep in bed with his door unlocked. Richard Kettlewell, David Damerell, Owen Dunn and Ian Jackson followed in the next few days. Another bedroom killing followed when Adam Branscomb left his door open whilst he took a shower, providing the umpire with an opportunity to gratuitously insult Elizabeth Pringle, his killer. Elizabeth was shot two days later as she escaped from confinement within the Mond room. WPC Pringle was then shot by Aldabra, along with a selection of innocents. Joe Pearce carried out a stylish shooting in Queen's bar, then massacred several innocents in a failed attempt to kill Chris Brown. The great three-day-rule killing followed in which the umpire had to remove twelve players, and got so carried away he removed one too many and had to reinstate A. Sassin (who has requested that his real name be removed) the next day. Nigel Harris went berserk and killed almost the entire police force in a day. The general pattern appeared to be "Hi, I'm Nigel, can I come in?" "Ok"
. The Chief of Police was not impressed. Jim Cameron went onto the police to take Nigel out. Nigel's grip on reality loosened by the hour and he began signing himself '007'. Joe Pearce and Eric Ling slaughtered vast number of innocents to avoid the three-day rule. A large number of bomb and gas attacks followed, few of which were successful. Paul Bolchover was poisoned by at least four players at once, for no apparent reason. Jim and Nigel clashed in a blazing gun battle from which no clear winner emerged. Nigel then steadily eliminated the remaining competition in a series of shootings, and finally killed Aldabra shortly before the deadline of the game. AWARDS: Winner - Nigel Harris The Cordon Noir Award - Sally Martin, for the Last Rolo. The Homicidal Horticulture Award - Elizabeth Pringle. Most Amusing Kill - Aldabra Stoddart, (Francois Gaudin) The Ice-T Cop Killer Trophy - Nigel Harris. The Rampant Psycho Award - Jim Cameron and Elizabeth Pringle. The Templeton 'Face' Peck Trophy - Dave Holland. The Public Service Award - Aldabra Stoddart, for killing Jon Knight. The Snowball in Hell Award - Jay Foad, first victim of the game. The Cartland Prize for Verbosity - Nigel Harris (Runner-up Jim Cameron). Special Commendation for Valour Beyond the Call of Duty (posthumous) - PC Geoff Tolley The Golden Truncheon Award for Community Policing - PC Tim Down, PC Brian Cowe. The Seiko Award for Timekeeping - Adrian '5.30' Garside. The Agrajag Award For Survival - Clare Izard and Austin Donnelly The Ernst Stavro Blofeld Villain's Award - Aldabra Stoddart.