Reynolds Ionizer

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What is known

  • A Reynolds Ionizer were not initially found when police began investigating Bernardo Holyoke's death.
  • However, it was eventually discovered at the Five of Cups, with a tip from The Advisor.
  • Was apparently stolen from The Academy.
  • The thieves may have used Reynolds Ionizers when orchestrating the Theft of The Receda Cube
  • They are military devices of some sort.
  • They are used to ionize things, in some way.
  • In some way, something called Klebold plates were also involved in the theft.
    • We know more about these.
    • They are used to get very very accurate measurements of things.

What is Not Known

  • How are they used?
  • Why are they so secretive?
  • What part did they play in the Theft?
  • Who had access to them?
  • Who would have known about them, and known how to use them?


Kurt McAllister's email to UF user zaeil

Hi Stacy,

I did a little research on Reynolds Ionisers this morning. I didn't get very far. The first - and only - thing I did was to conduct a search of the databases that I can access with my Academy privileges. The results came up totally blank, but my Key's security system detected a military-grade trace; it's only because I use custom security systems that I designed myself that the trace was automatically blocked. All I can conclude is that a Reynolds Ioniser is some sort of classified military item, and that it would be a very good idea to stop poking around in such things.


Scarlett Kiteway's mail to UF user flicks09:


Wednesday, my sister Violet and her friend Kurt came to see me. Kurt's one of the few other people in Perplex City to have a website that can be viewed from Earth. We love to talk about the letters we get from people on Earth and compare thoughts but on Wednesday Kurt seemed sort of rattled, which was odd. Apparently last week one of his Earth correspondents had asked him to find out what a "Reynolds ionizer" was. He drew a blank, but his key (the all-purpose sort of computer we use here) detected that a military trace was being used to find out who he was. He thought he'd blocked it, but he's been finding a couple of odd things on his key since then, which makes him think that maybe something got through and he's being tracked.


I put the file folder back down on Pietro Salk's desk and stared at my reflection in the window. Nothing seemed to make sense, and I'd wasted a perfectly good evening searching through a dead man's desk. I felt ashamed of myself. I went to put the file back in the file drawer, to leave everything as I found it. Which was when I noticed something. A tiny note written in pencil but definitely in Pietro Salk's handwriting. On the back of the file folder, just by the metal hanging rod. It said this:

Reynolds ionizers. Viendenbourg.

Codenames "V", "Q", "K" and "C", were hired to do the Theft. They are tied to the deaths of Fran Mendling, Bernardo Holyoke, Pietro Salk, Monica Grand, Isaac Cymbalisty, Anna Heath --- but someone else got to The Cube first. Who? And Why?

"We never held it, It was already gone."