Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

The Curse of Nineveh is a seven-part campaign for Call of Cthulhu set in London, in the summer of 1925. The investigators find themselves embroiled in the events that surround the return of an expedition from Nineveh and a terrible curse that they brought back with them.

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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Cotton » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:05 am

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All of the color drains from Henry's face as he surveys the blood spattered room. turning back to the group he says, "I did not want to believe it, but the more bodies we see the more evidence there is for the creature that Mr. Laine described. Looking at all the blood here in this room, it's more than would normally be found in a human body. I think that perhaps the precedence of morphine in the dead man's system made this creature sick, and then it vomited blood into the room."
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:21 am

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Cynthia winces at the doctor's description. Is...is there anything else in there?" she manages.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Overlord87 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:51 am

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"The... creature? Do you mean there really is a... a monster! On this boat!", Father Mason looks around with uncertainty and fear, "We need to leave right now".
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Victoria Silverwolf » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:37 pm

"That's an excellent idea, Padre," Tommy says with a touch of dark sarcasm. "Any idea how?" He wouldn't normally be rude to a clergyman, but his nerves are on edge. "Anyway, I think this 'monster' is as human as you or I. We've got to keep looking. You blokes with guns, keep 'em ready." With that he moves cautiously to the nearest unexplored room.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:57 pm

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Cynthia unlocks the cabin with her key and stands back, her pistol in her hand.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Cearlan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:27 pm

Cabin 12
The door to this cabin is unlocked. The bed is rumpled and a man’s clothes are strewn about the room. even a casual look at the bed linen, means the investigators will quickly realise how the occupant of the cabin spent part of his evening.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Victoria Silverwolf » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:34 am

"Anybody wants to search this place, go ahead. I'm heading for the next one." Tommy approaches it, crowbar in hand.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:39 am

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Cynthia shakes her head and follows Tommy to the next door, key and pistol at the ready.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Cearlan » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Cabin 15
The cabin is unlocked. Inside are the belongings of James Neville and Alfred Prebble. Neville’s clothes are still packed in his suitcase.

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Two dozen love letters addressed to Violet Gibbs-Woolf declaring Neville’s love in the most painful purple prose. None of them have been posted.


By contrast, Alfred Prebble’s possessions are placed neatly in the wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is a telegram in a small leather writing case. It reads: “Death is nothing at all. For that reason you should fear it.” It is dated 14th June 1920. Its place of origin is indecipherable. A letter, half-written, is folded underneath it.

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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:21 pm

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"That poor man," says Cynthia, examining the letter. "I recognize this phrase. It's a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher."
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Victoria Silverwolf » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:21 pm

"Sounds like a bunch of Reds behind this," Tommy observes. "Anarchists. We better be prepared for anything. Let's keep looking."
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:58 am

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Cynthia nods and proceeds with him to the next cabin.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Cotton » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:11 am

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"The people harassing Mr. Prebble don't sound like the insane ramblings of the hijackers", Henry says thinking out loud.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Overlord87 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:53 am

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Father Mason shakes his head as he reads the letter: "Mr. Prebble came to me earlier, he was deeply troubled. Honestly, I thought he was blowing things out of proportion", he exhales sharply before continuing, "And look where we are now. It looks like age only made me weaker, not wiser".
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Cearlan » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:37 pm

Cabin 11
The door is unlocked. In addition to the usual furnishings and the personal effects of two male guests, investigators will find a Christie’s catalogue on one of the nightstands. A bookmark is inserted in the section on rare books.The auction is set for Thursday 24th June and two volumes have been circled in green ink.
The first is a hand-transcribed copy of the Celaeno Fragments, which is listed as “a unique otherworldly fantasy penned by one of febrile imagination”;
the second is purported to be an Anglo Saxon translation of the Liber Pullus, the lost Book of Sorrows of Roman origin.
Written beside the second item are the words: “Must have this!”

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reveals the bookmark to be a strip of 15th century parchment.

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the cabin belongs to Victor Fairchild and Walter Humphries from their personal effects. The less expensive suitcase, which belongs to Walter Humphries, contains a loose-leaf folder. It is tied with what appears to be a strip of snakeskin and is bursting with jottings, notes, and diagrams, written in an unfamiliar language in what appears to be a frenzied hand.

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identifies the language as futhorc.
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Victoria Silverwolf » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:51 pm

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HISTORY = 5%
Victoria Silverwolf rolled 1d100:
42


"This stuff doesn't look important," Tommy says impatiently. "Let's keep going."
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:05 am

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"It's beyond me," says Cynthia, looking around, "and I know quite a bit. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's not important, though. Maybe this is connected to why those crazy people are doing this. Rare books always interest me in any case."

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History roll (60% skill) in the cabin:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
72

Spot Hidden roll (55% skill) searching the cabin:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
75

Second History roll (60% skill) in the cabin:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
57
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Cotton » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:47 am

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Spoiler:
History: 35%
Cotton rolled 1d100:
91


Spot Hidden: 55%
Cotton rolled 1d100:
2


History: 35%
Cotton rolled 1d100:
32


"It appears that Mr. Humphries here is a study of ancient history", Henry says holding up the writings fro the suitcase. "Unless I'm mistaken this is from an old runic script called Futhorc."

OOC:   Do we have any way of translating the writings or is identifying it the best we can do for now?  
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Re: Saloon Deck of Louisiana Lady

Postby Overlord87 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:40 pm

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Father Mason looks with critical eye at the new discoveries: "The bookmark... is 15th century parchement. Quite curious for a bookmark, wouldn't you say? I wonder if there's more to it. Regarding the runic script, I'm afraid I can't be of help. My knowledge only goes as far as Latin and Greek".

OOC:   Is there anything written on the bookmark?  


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Roll:35
History: 60
Success
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