He liked walking around town. It helped clear his head of all the thoughts. Plus the place is active: this map just appeared overnight, similar to the one we’ve seen in Black Dragon.
Anyway, as you can see, there’s a lot of green on this, which represents unrented units. Black, again, equal “rented” or “in use.” Golden Jim quickly locates the office of Dr. Baumbeer on the map, sees the black cube. Still rented, at least for this week. He better get as much work done as possible. Shame he couldn’t get here from Gaston before they cleaned up the initial crime scene. He checked his pockets to make sure he had the keys still.
Tattoo parlor across the street. Also something new.
Rented by the same person who runs this records store next door, which (mental note) always seems closed.
And then this strange path, or road actually, almost across the street. Dr. Baumbeer’s body was found in the sewers directly underneath the attached structure — with attached rats feasting on his blood and guts. This was not a good way to go.
He knew this building well by now, but — what the heck, he thought. He decides to walk up the road once more…
… and spy this particular section of NWES from a rusted lookout tower at the top.
He could rent on this side of town. Certainly enough units available. But he’s just starting to settle into his “cave” on the other side of NWES. Plus there’s other advantages to being there.
He heads down, stops at the top of the road.
Red cap again, he thinks, trying to put all the pieces together.
(to be continued)