IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Elliot)

New UNIT Scientific Advisor Dr. Valerie Kirby has mysteriously disappeared during routine inquiries in Dunwich, and a team from UNIT has been hastily assembled to go to Dunwich in order to find her and bring her back. Meanwhile, Story and his companions materialize in Dunwich and begin to explore.

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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:26 am

"It's been a pleasure meeting all of you as well," said Virgil, waving. "Enjoy your stay in Dunwich, and stop by any time."

The six visitors left the house and made their way to the Model T parked outside. It only seated five, however.

"I can stand on the running board," said Elliot. "It's not far to town."

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Brook had noticed that Virgil's library contained a number of books that she had seen before - The Golden Bough, something by Aleister Crowley, and even more esoteric tomes. There was some pretty heavy-duty stuff in the mix, including a couple of books that she had never read but that she had heard purported to teach the reader magickal spells.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Thorn » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:13 pm

Brook waves goodbye to Virgil, and gets into the car with the others. "I can understand his mysterious reputation. His study is full of books on magic and stuff," she says to Story.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby ImpInTraining » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:46 pm

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I thought you said it was the mid-80's. Is she really driving a Model T?
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:48 am

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Yes, it's 1985 and that really is an old Ford Model T. Valerie Soames is sixty, so she's probably about as old as the car. It looks very similar in style to the "chariots" Lucius saw back in 1930, not like the more streamlined ones he's seen in this era.

Old Fords really do last that long. I remember back in 2000 I was riding in a bus on the highway and saw a 1931 Ford Model A driving alongside.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby ImpInTraining » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:25 pm

Lucius said, "Why don't you all go ahead. I'll walk and meet you at the museum."
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:04 am

Story directs his attention to Brook. "Oh? Interesting. Perhaps we just might end up visiting the good author once more." Hearing Lucius comment Story looks at him wondering if the motivation for walking has to do with more than just a packed automobile; after a moment he nods at his Roman friend and returns his attention to Brook. "Anything else of note?"
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Thorn » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:23 pm

Brook thinks. "Hmmmm.....The Golden Bough...some of Alister Crowley.....and some real serious ones that supposedly'll teach you real magic. And a bunch of other occult stuff. No Harry Potter, though."
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby yockenthwaite » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:48 pm

"Wonder what he's doing with those books?" ponders Elizabeth. "You don't think he'd be trying to do magic, really, do you? Maybe it's just an academic interest. Or maybe not!"
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Thorn » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:20 am

"I wouldn't be surprised if he did. What I've learned over the past months is that people do all sorts of weird things." Brook replies.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby ImpInTraining » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:34 pm

Lucius enjoyed walking. He relished the times of the long-ago when there were no cars... only animals and chariots ... and a lot of walking. This brisk jaunt down the country road brought back memories of Rome. It wasn't too much different when he was away from all the contraptions of the modern era. It was settling to the Roman to focus on his surroundings, on the sounds and scents as well as what he saw. It was a nice break from their twisted reality of time-hopping to sleuth out a horrific problem caused most likely by fanatical cultists or strange creatures that shouldn't exist.
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:33 pm

"Yeah, I suppose that's true," says Elizabeth to Brook. "And him having all those magic and occult books does raise the question of what else was going on, that he didn't tell us about."
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Mskatonic » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:55 am

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OOC-Can my character overhear this conversation while in the car?
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:23 am

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It did not take long for Valerie to drive the crowded automobile up the road to the intersection with St. James's Street. The Ship Inn was visible at the end of the street.

Lucius followed behind at a more sedate pace. The car moved much faster than him, though he could still see it in the distance when it got to the intersection.

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Yes, everyone except Lucius can hear (and participate in) the conversation in the car.

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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:29 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:35 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Thorn » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:31 pm

(Could someone roll for me, please?)
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:38 pm

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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby ImpInTraining » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Lucius continued walking, half expecting a lynch mob to jump out and attack him for visiting the infamous author... but he was pleasantly incorrect (for the time being).

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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Thorn » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:48 pm

(No problem, yockentwhaite ;) I just hope her eyes don't fall out.)
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Re: IC-Ep 1-Ghostwriter(Story/Elizabeth/Lucius/Brook/Val/Ell

Postby Mskatonic » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:39 am

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