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 Detectives, Mystery
Brock
 Posted: Sep 8 2015, 12:22 PM
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The Detectives: Basics

Aptly named, the Detectives are a gang centered around mystery novels. By and large, this group focuses on solving crimes and righting wrongs, and their shady characters are always giving them something to do.

Though they have five sub-groups, the Detectives have little internal conflict.

The Detectives are sometimes unwanted by other genres.

The Detectives get along best with The Anecdotes and non-fiction works. Perhaps surprisingly, they don't associate much with the Thrills & Chills.

The Detectives are ambivalent toward non-print materials and will associate with them if it helps solve a case.


The Gang

Badges: a sub-group for mysteries that focus on police procedures, such as investigations and forensics.

Hobbyists: a sub-group comprised of "cozy" mysteries, which are books that focus on small towns, lack explicit violence or sex, often feature a young female lead, and may focus on themed murders (such as holiday deaths or deaths by types of teas).

Lamps: a sub-group for noir mystery novels, which have dark and gritty tones and characters.

Letters: a sub-group dedicated to historical mysteries.

Spirits: a sub-group for paranormal mysteries.


Internal Relations

The group dynamics for the Detectives is rather clearly divided between the law-abiders and the law-breakers. That said, within the law-abiding group, some kinds of detectives are looked down on more than others.
    Feds look down on local law enforcement, and locals look down on amateur or lone sleuths.
    The amateur detectives that fall into the Hobbyists group are the most looked down upon as they often don't have anything they are extremely proficient in.
    However, those with specializations (like solving murders involving scrapbooking) are less frowned upon because they at least have a specific way in which they can help.

By and large, though, all the detectives from all the sub-genres work together to help solve the cases.


External Relations

The Detectives are the nosiest group. They simply can't help themselves. Regardless of the genre, when there is a mystery to be solved or a criminal to be punished, the Detective protagonists rise to the occasion - even when they aren't asked and their help isn't wanted. They generally mean well, though there are certain Detectives who are pushy and arrogant, believing in their own abilities and their own worth a little too much for the likes of others. The criminals in the mystery novels like to see what they can get up to both inside and outside of their books.

The Detectives get along best with The Anecdotes and the non-fiction books. Unlike the Profs, the Detectives are looked down on by some for their association with the non-fiction works.


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Brock
 Posted: Sep 8 2015, 12:22 PM
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Detectives Sub-Plots

General: Unlocked
E1: Locked


General: Unlocked

The Detectives nose their way into other genres' business. The criminals like to see what mischief they can get up to, and law enforcement and crime-solvers tend to overstep their boundaries and interfere in problems that are not their own.


E1: Locked

Work on general sub-plot and Terror's general sub-plot to unlock this.


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