I’m trying to untangle some of the Great Questions TM I mentioned here, and I’m starting from this one because I feel like there’s a lot of information available, but still not overwhelmingly much. I’m trying to construct a timeline of what led to the stuff that happened in the apartment in Dharwad in order to see if that seems to paint any sort of picture with answers.
Here’s the raw data I first gathered, in chronological order:
March 3rd 2040
Spencer Hagen tries to kill Connie Muren.
March 4th 2040
Muren disappears in Berlin, Germany.
Pokrov hides Muren and constructs a secret basement for her in Innopolis, Russia.
Matvey Kozlov is hired by Yuri Golitsyn to assemble a team to protect Muren.
Kozlov is promoted to Director of Operational Security.
Kozlov starts acting as Golitsyn’s personal bodyguard.
A shell company linked to Pokrov leases an apartment from Dharwad, India.
Kozlov travels with Golitsyn to China, both using baffle technology to stay undetected.
Efua Amankwah-Crouse meets Sunil Cariappa in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Golitsyn is assassinated together with Xu Shaoyong.
Hong Lian is arrested as part of the investigation of the murder of Golitsyn and Shaoyong.
Lian is released and taken back to her home in Chennai, India.
Lian receives an anonymous delivery drone from Dharwad, India, that carries a collocidal.
Lian uses the collocidal and disappears from her friend Jarrod Sim’s apartment.
Amankwah-Crouse is implicated in the murder of Shaoyong and Golitsyn, but can’t be arrested due to her going missing.
Matvey Kozlov has reportedly been missing for several days.
Amankwah-Crouse issues a livestream from the Pokrov apartment in Dharwad, stating that Muren was shot by Kozlov, who in turn was shot by her in self-defence.
Amankwah-Crouse is arrested and an investigation starts at the crime scene. She states that Muren’s death was part of an ongoing cover-up.
The investigation finds baffles, collocidals and delivery drones linked to Pokrov from the crime scene.
Cariappa publishes a posthumous message from Muren.
The investigation reveals that Hong was present in the crime scene and shot Kozlov, likely through a baffle. It is not known if she shot Muren, too.
The investigation reveals that Muren had been recently implanted with a colloid.
And here’s all of that data in color-coded form, arranged in different columns depending on who it mostly concerns: (I have no idea if this forum supports image files of this size… [EDIT] The image files do work! Just click them to zoom in or open them in a new tab and you should see them in full size.)
Like you can see, there are a lot of holes in that version. In order to fill it out, I continued to gather info and do my best to deduce what these people were doing when their movements were not reported in Omnipedia. Here’s the filled out version; grey texts are added facts found from Omnipedia, pink texts are my assumptions:
So… That’s that. It does make the events a bit more clear, I think, but there are still soooo many unanswered questions. Like:
- What was Muren doing when she was hiding in Pokrov for years?
- Why was Muren recently implanted with a colloid and what sort of colloid was it?
- What was Amankwah-Crouse’s role in this? Everyone else I more or less can understand, but why was she in India and what was she recently discussing with Cariappa?
- Why did Amankwah-Crouse seemingly lie in her livestream about the events? If you believe the evidence, at least her claim that she killed Kozlov is untrue. If that is, what else is, too?
- Who sent the drone to Lian? It was sent from Dharwad in the night of October 2nd; I doubt Kozlov would’ve had enough time to get there from China if he left after Golitsyn was murdered, so it was likely Muren and/or Amankwah-Crouse. What else did they send aside from the collocidal that made Lian find the apartment?
- Why on earth did Lian kill Kozlov? I know he seems like a bad guy, but the longer I look at this mess, I don’t really see how he would’ve benefitted from threatening anyone involved in this.
If anyone has any speculation related to this, I would love to hear it!