Zackzenobi wrote:So no official PIs. Ok but I can see somebody hiring an ex church cop, black ops, or pre-invasion PI to Investigate a church cover up right? He just wouldn't be state sanctioned right?
After watching Blade Runner, PI just feels like such a staple of the genre.
I mean the downtrodden need someone they can turn to when the church cant or wont do anything about injustice in the slums.
If you are getting involved in gathering information in a non-sanctioned way (and keeping that info from the church), working under the radar for the downtrodden, and investigating church misdeeds you’re not really a PI. You’re part of the Resistance. You can stat up the character like a PI and give them the “hard-boiled detective” kind of attitude and background but you’re really a criminal operating outside of (and necessarily against) the church and its despotism.
Which is totally in keeping with the theme of the Cyberpapacy to me. You can even call yourself a PI, you just won’t be one officially (or openly), at least not in the Cyberpapacy. You better not be putting up a sign or handing out business cards or otherwise identifying yourself as a PI in public or I'm sure church officials will be bringing you in for “questioning”.
Outside of the Cyberpapacy you could probably identify yourself as a PI without concern (except in Aysle or the Living Land where they’ll have no idea what that is).