2203 March 6
During the long process of securing suppliers, negotiating deals and loading the armaments and precious metals into the cramped hold of the Prodigal Sun, there is time for the crew to sort through Guibazov’s belongings to help decide what to do with the now dead weight. There is a wide array of items present, and there isn’t time to catalog the entirety, but highlights include:
Assorted intact furniture that is generally well made and old. Likely family antiques or pieces with otherwise important meaning to Guibazov. There was much more furniture in the apartment and these are the pieces he chose to bring along. There would be resale value for the items if a Broker could find the right buyer.
A modest collection of high end clothing and accessories. The cut and fit of a portion of the items for a more robust man of the same height, while other items would likely fit Guibazov better. Interestingly, most of the larger clothing would likely be a good fit for Leroy. There might be some resale value for these items, for the right buyer.
An EM probe (core book pg 111)
An electronic/holographic family album. A quick scan through a handful of the pictures shows a happy and wealthy family consisting of Guibazov, a blonde woman who looks about 15 years younger, and two blonde girls about 10-12 years old. Most of the non-holiday shots look to be in an artificial environment like a station or asteroid habitat. Guibazov has clearly lost weight since the pictures were taken. Two pictures catch the interest of the crew as they flick through:
The blonde woman, presumably Guibazov’s wife, is pictured in a lab coat standing with similarly clad colleagues in what is obviously a staged group photo. The background is clearly a laboratory setting and Dylan can identify it as a molecular biology/genetics facility. A quick search of the logo on the scientists’ lab coats identifies the Kovalevskaya Nauchnyy Universitet on Numerov.
Another picture of Guibazov’s wife and several apparent colleagues, this time wearing filter masks and KNU field suits in an outdoor setting. They are posing for a picture while the blonde woman holds up a rock that is similar, if not nearly identical to the small statue that gave Johnson the terrible migraine. Just on the edge of the camera’s field of view another similarly clad figure sits on a rock, bent over as if uncomfortable, ill, or suffering from a headache.
A small box of what appears to be Guibazov’s collected evidence from his reported search for his wife’s real killer. There are various printouts of news articles about the killing, including several that identify him as the primary suspect. Much of the information is clearly jotted down in a hurry then reorganized to make sense of the hundreds of pieces of information he has collected over years. Notes from meetings, contact information of sources, photographs or security footage, extensive diagrams of individuals and their linkages, all semi-organized but not catalogued. Even a quick glance confirms that there is a lot of detailed information that would call into question the possibility that Guibazov is innocent. It would take a more detailed analysis (and possibly Advocate and/or Investigate checks) to determine if there is a solid case for acquittal or useful leads on the real killer.
A High-G racing suit of the type used by competitive teams. The suit is build for his bigger frame and would fit Leroy well. The logos are for Russian sponsors and a quick X-Net search identifies Guibazov as a former racer in the late 2180’s. His ship, the Udar Molnii was privately owned by the family and retired from the circuit in 2189. (The racing ships are essentially life support modules strapped to rocket engines with just enough grav-plating to not kill their pilots at up to 12G maneuvering. The suits allow for toleration of higher sustained G’s which in turn minimizes the loss of efficiency from counteracting all of the acceleration with grav-plating.)