Follow the trail with the police in Seraph City ...

The police have had reports of a disturbance at the Java Jive, and they're going to look into it.

As they travel across Seraph City, they interview witnesses, who give them informations about the suspects - and also give them clues about the next location.

Unfortunately, through a bizarre carelessness, they manage to leave a copy of their reports behind in each location, where you can find and read them - either by exploring the locations in Second Life, or - on the web - by answering some questions

Incident Report - this is the token you are looking for!Inworld version
Each of the reports is in a special file/book hidden in five key locations. Unfortunately, the officer assigned to getting the interviews with people who saw the mysterious thugs unaccountably left his reports in each of the five locations.  There's a picture of the reports here.

Your job is to travel around Seraph City, find the reports and bring them back to the police station.

Once you are there, if you can enter a codeword in the special chest, you'll gain a reward dear to the heart of any good police officer.

Each report you find will contain one letter in the password - when you reach the police station, just click on the chest and give the correct password (the letters you discovered, arranged to form a word) and you will get your reward.

And another reward is you get to read the reports - and find out more about the story!

Web version
Once again, you will be seeking for the reports - but this time we'll be testing your knowledge of classic American detective fiction to move from one clue to the next!

Special competition
This time, when you discover one report (either inworld or on the web), we'll be asking you a special bonus question to win your chance to appear in the cast and background stories of The Blackened Mirror!

Ready to begin?
Well, the disturbance was at the Java Jive in Seraph City, so we'd suggest you begin there (in Second Life).

If you're following the trail on the web, answer this question ...

Which American magazine first popularised the so-called "hardboiled" detective fiction genre?

Was it

a) The Avenger?
b) Black Mask?
c) Harper's Weekly?
d) The Untouchables?

Put your answer into the form of a URL - for example, if you think the answer is The Avenger, you should go to the web address:

If you think the answer is Black Mask, you should go to the web address:

If you think the answer is Harper's Weekly, you should go to the web address:

If you think the answer is The Untouchables, you should go to the web address: