Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Arkham, Massachusetts, 1928. The last dying plea of an old friend and mentor leads to an encounter with a horror beyond description. Unwittingly released into the world nearly fifty years before, it is now time to finally confront the mistakes of the past. But it will come at great cost...

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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby innsmouth » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Henry Glynn

Henry gives Alice a look that says he thinks Armitage has been on the hooch, but realising that his scepticism may have cost them his assistance he tries to make amends.

"Gee, Dr Armitage, I didn't mean to offend you. It's just this is all a little hard to take in ..."
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

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Unfortunately, Armitage catches the look which Henry gives Alice. His jaw clenches and his cheeks redden. However, when he speaks, his voice is soft. He talks directly to Alice, ignoring Henry and Isadora.

“The only proof you’ll get is by witnessing the… things, which I’ve seen, and which Dennis obviously saw. Here is my advice – go back to your work, forget all about this.”

He looks at Henry now. “You’ll live longer”.

“Good day to you all. Please leave now, I'm very busy.”
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

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"Thank you for your time, Dr. Armitage," says Alice. "I have no work now that Professor Putnam is dead, other than the final task he set for me, so that is what I must do. Goodbye."
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby innsmouth » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:31 pm

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"I don't know what's made him so grumpy" Henry says to Alice and Isadora once outside.

"I've a good mind not to bring him a copy of my book after all. Let's hope the others are having a better morning."
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby andyw666 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:41 am

Balzac stashes all the purchases in the boot of the first car, other than the map which he keeps handy.

"Back to Miskatonic to collect our colleagues, I think." He drives the first motor and will leave it to one of the others to drive the second over.
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby andyw666 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:28 am

The hired motors journey back to Miskatonic. Balzac jumps out to find the others, French cigarette in mouth. "May I suggest un café and something from the bakery before we leave. Does anyone know how long this drive will take?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

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"That sounds good to me," says Alice, "I'm afraid we didn't have much luck. The drive should be short. Ross's Corners is just a few miles to the west."
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:14 am

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Isadora didn't take part in the conversation with Armitage -- she didn't trust him enough. And things escalated quickly, and now he doesn't trust the investigators either. All he gave them was a little tidbit of information: a reference to Nephren-ka, the ‘black pharoah’. The words send shivers down Isadora's spine.

"We have to keep an open mind," she says, on the margins of the meeting with Armitage. "Keep skepticism low when people talk to us."

She doesn't want to antagonize Glynn and accuse him of ruining everything, though.

"Even if we don't learn hard facts (although I think the librarian could have been a good source), we do learn about the psychology and the mindset of poor Professor Putnam and his 'Brotherhood'."
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby innsmouth » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:29 am

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"Good job Dr Balzac" says Henry examining the motors.

"A late breakfast and then off to Ross's Corners to see these ghouls and goblins for ourselves?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby domdombear » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:26 pm

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OOC:   Rupert is unable to drive,being young and from a wealthy family he has never needed to. So he is going to be useless for driving  
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:49 am

OOC:   Would you like to head off to Ross's Corners now? Everyone in 2 cars. If so I can begin a new thread. Do you want to stop in the village or head straight to the farmhouse?  
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby innsmouth » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:36 am

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When they have finished at the Café Henry helps Alice and Isadora into the car driven by Balzac. He's particularly attentive in seating Alice and then more or less bundles Isadora in. With the ladies seated for the journey he leans in to Balzac:

"Let's stop at Ross's Corners and have a snoop around - see if anyone can tell us anything about the farmhouse and whether there have been any comings and goings. Could be squatters in an old place like that."

Henry jumps into the other vehicle driven by Vivar ready for the off. He turns to Marlowe:

"They got motors like these in England son?"

OOC:   Assuming Vivar has driven car 2 round as Marlowe can't drive ...  
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:38 am

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"Yes, let's stop at the village first. We do need some sort of a cover story, because we don't want the locals to panic. Any ideas? Maybe we are just travelling through, stopping for a bite at the local tavern?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby Wolf » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:25 pm

OOC:   Vivar hasnt drived since he was a student. But he remembers a bit ;)  
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby andyw666 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:31 am

Balzac shrugs in Gallic fashion as he dunks a pastry in his café, getting drops of coffee everywhere. "Should they panic? Two car loads of visitors is surely not so radical even in the more rural parts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts."

"And I travel to remote locations all the time for my researches. I will tell them I am conducting botanical research for Miskatonic. Not so far from the truth. You can be assisting me or doing research of your own as you like. But stopping at the town seems a good plan. There may be somewhere nice to have lunch?"


Balzac gets out the map to make sure everyone knows where they are going (and gets a coffee ring on it).
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:06 am

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"I think we should stick to the truth, or part of it," says Alice. "We are Professor Putnam's friends, and we're there to set his affairs in order."
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Re: Chapter 3: Preparations and Advice

Postby andyw666 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:09 am

Balzac salutes Alice with his coffee cup. "I admire the optimism of youth. Very well, Mlle, the truth it is."
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