OOC: In keeping with the theme of the troublesome portrait that has caused Victor some grief recently, I have hidden six paintings with various people around town (actually, 1 is in Armada Breakaway). Five are forgeries and one is the original and I have challenged Victor to find them.
The challenge will start Friday June 1st and if Victor finds all six by the end of June I will donate 15 000 lindens to the New Babbage RFL team. I also have a pledge of 5000 lindens from one of the participants. So that’s 20 grand if Victor is successful. In addition, I will give him the original portrait of the ‘virgin queen’ posing with the ‘mysterious benefactor.’ Yes, the portrait really exists.
I will send out a 1 prim item to the six conspirators by Friday if they wish to really hide the item (which might be fun for photos and ‘proof’ that Victor has found it) however this hunt will largely take place through the BAR so a simple acknowledgement that he has found it will suffice.
I will give Victor 12 official guesses as to who is in possession of the paintings. He is allowed to use any investigative means possible other than ask someone directly 'Do you have it?' (that counts as an official guess.) I will provide clues periodically on the BAR to keep it moving forward.
Regarding the questioning technique, he can ask as many indirect questions as he likes, such as 'Is there one in Wheatstone?' (there is) but not direct questions like 'Does Junie Ginsburg have one?' (she doesn't), that would count as one of his 12 official guesses.
Everyone in possession of a forgery must be truthful with Victor. The person in possession of the original may be evasive and through design it will be the last painting found. In the interests of fairness, Victor knows everyone involved. The rules are still somewhat fluid and I am the only judge. Others are welcome to search too but please don’t post locations if you find one.
One final note, there may be a seventh painting hidden as I sent out seven invites to participate. If I hear from the 7th person Victor will get 14 official guesses.