Sorry things have been so slow around here. Not much has been happening, which is quite odd. Sherlock’s gotten a bit antsy… And there goes the third vase this week.
If you’d be so kind as to send in any suspicions, concerns, or question, it would be appreciated.
Sherlock deleted most of his chess-based knowledge, and I was never any good at chess, so please bear with us.
After much discussion and contemplation over this question, we’ve decided to base our answer on the origins of the pieces rather than the actual pieces themselves.
- Moriarty, King in charge of the subjects (pawns in chess terminology) in his kingdom, which are essentially his clients.
- Sherlock, King and/or Knight - A knight because he constantly battles to maintain order. A king in a sense that he is equal to Moriarty.
- Me (John)… Queen, according to Sherlock - Stereotypically the second in command to the king during medieval times.
- Mycroft, Rook - Always lurking in the background, subtly assisting when needed.
- Lestrade, Bishop - One of the heads of his division.
I apologize if that was incredibly confusing.