GURPS: Red Sky
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is an independent state law enforcement agency of the government of Oklahoma. The OSBI assists the city police departments of the state and is the primary investigative agency of the state government. OSBI works independent of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to investigate criminal law violations within the state at the request of statutory authorized requesters.
n the early 1920s, gangs of outlaws roamed the state robbing and burglarizing banks and terrorizing the citizens of many Oklahoma towns. These gangsters often escaped lawmen by fleeing across county lines. The United States Marshals Service was the only law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction, but its officers were outnumbered by the bandits.
In 1925, Governor of Oklahoma Martin E. Trapp, in his State of the State address recommended the creation of an agency of special investigators or state police to combat the outlaws. The Oklahoma Legislature then established the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. A year after its creation, the Bureau’s three agents or operatives were credited with reducing the number of bank robberies in the state by roughly 75 percent. Unreported were the two vampires killed, the six warlocks captured and executed, or the twenty-three minor encounters with other supernatural entities.
Theme: “I Fought the Law and Law Won”
As more supernatural threats emerge and crime rates skyrocket across the state, OSBI has become the center of all efforts to maintain stability in a dangerous time. Despite their best efforts to remain a purely law enforcement agency, the bureau is slowly transitioning into becoming the frontline soldiers in the war against chaos. Unfortunately, too few of the active agents are willing to admit what they are facing and as a result, casualties are mounting…
The Face: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Arthur Curtmantle
A fifteen year veteran, he is currently in charge of the Special Investigations Division (SID), also known as the Ghost Squad, which many of his colleagues considered a demotion, even though he actively pressed for the assignment. As an active field agent, he has the best closure rate in the bureau although his methods are sometimes considered … extreme and he has been reprimanded four times for excessive force. The words most frequently used in the law enforcement community to describe him are driven, loyal and resourceful. Dangerous is also another word commonly associated with him.
Curtmantle has never married but has been recently observed on what appear to be dates with Diana Raith.
As Howard Lee has discovered, he is also an expert swordsman. He has never competed in any HEMA events, but every one of the champions who have tried their luck against him in unofficial bouts has lost.
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