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[1]Characters present on Day 1[]

The following NPCs that were in this Event (in order by questioning):

See Also[]

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-NPC- Cindy Donovinh.png

Cindy Donovinh here at the Durem Courthouse.

Today is the day. Ian, the shop owner of Barton Boutique is on trial for premeditated arson at the Gambino mansion on October 30th, 2005. It was quite shocking news when we all found out that Ian may have been responsible for this horrible act!

Today, the residing judge is none other than JudgeBot 502X. He has a long history of unbiased decision making most likely due to his extensive programming.

The prosecution is represented by ProsecutionBot 508Z. He has a longtime conviction rate of 97%. I hear he was programmed with human-like emotions giving himself insight into how humans will react to testimonies.

As for the defense, that role will be taken by DefenseBot 513A. This is DefenseBot 513A's first trial. In fact, DefenseBot 513A just rolled off of the assembly line this morning. It will be interesting to see how he fairs against the PBot 508Z.

The trial is just beginning, let's now go live to the opening statements!


Trial of Ian: Day 1[]

  • Judgebot.png
    We now begin the trial of Ian. Will the prosecution please start his opening statement.
    PBot 508Z.png
    Thank you, your honor.

PBot 508Z.png

Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury...

Imagine that you have been invited to the biggest party in all of the world. Everyone who's anyone is going to be there. It is going to be the biggest party ever celebrated in your lifetime.

You arrive and everything is great until you notice the smoke. There is a fire engulfing the roof of the mansion. Everyone scatters. People are trapped inside. It is a nightmare. However, in this case, this is a reality.

For on the night of October 30th, 2005, the defendant IAN set fire to the Gambino mansion in a premeditated crime of hate that had festering inside of his sick mind for years.

Throughout the course of this trial, we will establish that Ian has a long history of resentment and jealousy against the Gambino family. In particular, Ian had a clear motive of jealousy against Gino Gambino. We will also show you ironclad evidence that there was no mistake that Ian was, in fact, on the premises at the time of the arson. We will also show that Ian is a man who is prone to acts of violence.

At the end of this trial, there will be no doubt that IAN was responsible for the act of arson at the Gambino mansion.

  • Judgebot.png
    Thank you, PBot 508Z. Will the defense please start his opening statement.

Defensebot.png

Humanoid females and males assigned to the jury... *clang clang*

If you have two objects of mass m 1 and m 2 at a distance d, then these two objects will attract each other with a force F.

Conversely, if we were to ... *clang clang* Pardon me. Let me provide a situational context that will more closely apply to the humanoid species.

Have you ever been situated in an incorrect space at an undesignated timeframe? *clang clang*

This is exactly what the defendant currently finds himself in.

For, you see, Ian is a simple man who runs the most reliable shop in Barton Town. In this trial, we will establish that Ian is a good humanoid who is incapable of the acts that he is being accused of. He was," simply at the wrong place at the wrong time." This is typical of humanoids.

Thank you. *clang clang*



Ruby: ProsecutionBot[]

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The prosecution may call its first witness.
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The prosecution calls Ruby to the stand.
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Please state your name and occupation for the court record.
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My name is Ruby and I run the Gambino Hat Rack with my son, Peyo.
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The Gambino Hat Rack. I see. That's a very successful business you have there wouldn't you say?
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Why yes, the Gambino Hat Rack has the widest assortment of headgear and hats in all of Gaia. We are very fortunate to have gotten such prime real estate in the heart of the Marketplace in the Isle De Gambino.
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Yes, that IS very fortunate. And exactly how did you get such a prime location?
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It was actually given to me as a present. It used to be the location of the Gambino Boutique.
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The Gambino Boutique? You mean the shop now known as the Barton Boutique?
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Yes, the very same.
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Doesn't Ian run the Barton Boutique?
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Yes, he does. Well, not now, that is... his cat Rufus is running the store while he is in jail.
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Do you know Ian well?
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Why, yes, I grew up with Ian.
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Then you would know how Ian felt about losing his store on Gambino Isle?
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Yes. Ian was very upset by this. His family had entrusted the store to him only a month before it was taken away by the Island authorities.
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I see. And why was it that the store was taken away from him?
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I'm not too sure of the specifics, but apparently when the deed was signed over, some incongruities in the paperwork exposed that the plot of land belonged to the Island and not an individual.
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And who was in charge of this acquisition?
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Johnny K. Gambino.
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THE Johnny K. Gambino? Of the Gambino family? Of the Isle De Gambino?
Rubyicon.png
Yes.
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And you say that Ian was upset by this?
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Yes.
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Would you say that Ian resented the Gambino family for taking his store away from him?
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OBJECTION! *clang clang* The witness cannot speculate on this matter.
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Let me rephrase the question. In your opinion, is it possible that Ian held some resentment against the Gambino family because of this incident?
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I suppose he could have. Ian's always been pretty quiet about the Gambino's ever since then. Especially when I mention Johnny. God bless his soul.
PBot 508Z.png
Thank you, Ruby. I have no further questions.

Ruby: DefenseBot[]

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The defense may begin the cross examination.
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Your designation is Ruby. You claim that you have recollection of the humanoid Ian for most of your bio organic existance? Is this correct?
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Why yes, I grew up with Ian.
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How would you assign verbal descriptions to the humanoid Ian?
Rubyicon.png
Excuse me?
Defensebot.png
Pardon me. Let me rephrase. *clang clang* How would you “describe Ian?”
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Well, Ian is a nice guy. And I can depend on him when Peyo needs babysitting. Peyo gets along very well with Ian.
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Would Ian ever harm a humanoid such as Peyo?
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Never. Ian may be a little spastic at times, but he wouldn’t hurt anyone.
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End sequence of questions. Thank you, Ruby.
Judgebot.png
Thank you, Ruby. You may step down now.

Meredith: ProsecutionBot[]

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The prosecution may call its next witness.
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The prosecution calls Meredith of the Bank of Gambino.
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Please state your name and occupation for the court.
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My name is Meredith and I am the manager of the Bank of Gambino.
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It is my understanding that you keep records of every transaction in Gaia, is that correct?
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Yes. At the Bank of Gambino, every transaction is logged at the time of the transaction so that we can keep records in case of hacking, scamming or other situations that a record would be useful.
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Do you have records of the transaction that occurred when the Gambino Boutique was reclaimed by the Island?
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Of course, I handled that transaction personally.
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Can you please describe how you became involved in that transaction?
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Yes, I remember it very vividly. This was many years ago, I was just starting out at the Bank and this was my first time brokering a transaction like this. Johnny K. Gambino recruited me right out of college when I was 15 specifically for this transaction.
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You are a very intelligent young lady aren’t you? Especially for having graduated from Durem University at such a young age.
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You might say that. I graduated with top honors and first in my class.
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OBJECTION! *clang clang* What is the relevance of this line of questioning?
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I am merely establishing the credibility of this witness.
Judgebot.png
Overruled. You may continue Pbot508Z, but please get to the point.
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Yes, your honor. Meredith, please describe what happened during the transaction in question?
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Well, that day I had prepared all of the paperwork and both Ian and Mr. Gambino had come by in order to sign and notarize the agreement.
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I see, how did the defendant react in this situation? Did he seem agitated or upset?
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He seemed a little agitated, definitely upset. I would be upset too if my family business was being taken away from me a mere month after it was entrusted to me.
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OBJECTION! *clang clang*
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The witness will refrain from speculating on what the defendant would be feeling.
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In your opinion, would you say that Ian was not happy with signing over his store to Johnny K. Gambino?
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Yes. He was not happy about it.
PBot 508Z.png
Thank you, Meredith. I have no further questions.

Meredith:DefenseBot[]

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The defense may begin the cross examination.
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The defense has no questions at this time.
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Very well. Meredith, you may step down.

Sasha: ProsecutionBot[]

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The prosecution may call its next witness.
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The prosecution calls Sasha of Gambino Outfitters to the stand.
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Please state your name and occupation for the court record.
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My name’s Sasha and I run Gambino Outfitters which sells the hippest clothes on Gambino Isle.
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How do you know the defendant?
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I’ve been friends with Ian for the past few years. We met in the Marketplace when we were both shopping for deals. Ian is very savvy when it comes to deals.
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I see. So you’re saying that Ian is good at deceiving people?
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That’s not exactly what I sai—
PBot 508Z.png
It’s ok. I’ll take your word for it. Now then, it is my understanding that Ian did not want you to go to the mansion that night, is this correct?
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Yes, I don’t think Ian likes Gino very much. But I have no idea why. He’s just so negative sometimes. Especially when I’m happy about something.
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Do you think perhaps that Ian could have been jealous of Gino?
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Huh? What do you mean?
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Because of your relationship with Gino Gambino!
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What about Gino Gambino? Isn’t he a dream? *sigh*
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No no – that’s not what I meant. Nevermind. Sasha, what do you think of Ian?
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What about him?
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Do you have feelings for Ian?
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What do you mean?
PBot 508Z.png
Ahem. Let me rephrase the question. What is Ian to you?
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Ian’s my friend. What else would he be?
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Nevermind. Ok, so, on the day of the fire at the mansion, Ian explicitly told you not to go to the mansion that night did he not?
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Yes. He told me that I shouldn’t go to the mansion that night.
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Did he explain why?
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No, he just seemed very angry with me about it. I still have no idea why.
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Do you think it’s possible that Ian knew what was about to happen that night and therefore wanted you to stay away? Let me remind you that you are under oath.
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Well, no … I don’t think –
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IS IT POSSIBLE that he may have known about what was going to happen?
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I … I guess it’s possible …
PBot 508Z.png
Thank you, Sasha. No further questions.

Sasha: DefenseBot[]

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The defense may begin the cross examination.
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Your designation is Sasha. Am I correct in believing that it was both you and the defendant who found Gino Gambino when he washed up on shore after he went missing?
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Yes. We took care of him until Gino got better.
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AHA! *clang clang* Well, then, if Ian had ill feelings towards the Gambino’s, why would he allow you to bring Gino home?
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Well, actually, he didn’t … he didn’t want me to bring Gino home. But I insisted. I couldn’t leave a helpless person to die.
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But Ian did help did he not?
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Yes, he helped me prepare food for Gino from time to time.
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End sequence of questioning. Thank you, Sasha.
Judgebot.png
Sasha, you may step dow—
PBot 508Z.png
Your honor, if I may, I would like to reexamine the witness.
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Proceed.
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Sasha. You mentioned that Ian did not want you to bring Gino home. What were his exact words?
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Well, it’s been quite a while since then, but I think he said something like,”are you sure that’s a good idea?” and “he’s a Gambino afterall.” I got upset at him for saying that actually.
PBot 508Z.png
I see. Would you say that Ian holds some kind of grudge against the Gambino family to say such a statement like that?
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Well, Ian’s never said anything good about the Gambino’s. I think he’s had some issues with them in the past. But Ian would never do anything to hurt anyo—
PBot 508Z.png
That will be enough, Sasha. Thank you. No further questions.
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Sasha, you may step down. That concludes today's proceedings. We will continue this bright and early tomorrow morning. Court is adjourned.
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