IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

London, 1940: The world is engulfed in the flames of war, and now the war has come to Great Britain's capital. German bombers rain death and destruction upon the blacked-out city, but what other terrors lurk unseen in the darkness? The Time Lord, his companions, and a handful of London's inhabitants doing their bit may be the only ones who can avert disaster.

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the fifth of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that includes The Terror Out of Time, The Ninth Planet, The Shadow Over Dunwich, and The Brotherhood of Death.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby aine » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:20 pm

"Would you mind two old ladies tagging along, John? You see, we probably knew her best. Which is to say, not really all that well at all but we've known of her for a long time and we've tried to help her over the years; I think Mrs Duncan and I would like to finish the job so to speak." Says Mrs Duncan.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:22 am

Story has been standing there quietly listening to the conversation and finally says (more to himself than anyone else), "Catherine Exeter... that's a name I haven't heard in a long time." He looks at his companions with a hint of concern flashing over his face before saying, "Keep your guard up. It seems..." Glancing momentarily at Tinker as he continues, "Tinker isn't the only ghost from our past to return."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 pm

"Really, are you an old acquaintance of hers?" Anna asked.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:15 pm

John smiles apologetically and scratches the back of his head.

"I don't know, ladies, I'd be more than happy to have you along, but airbase security might see the issue differently."
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:20 pm

Story smiles at Anna and says, "I had the occasion to met her husband, Professor Winston Exeter, a few years back. He was an Egyptologist if I recall correctly."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby aine » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:04 pm

"Well, you know best I'm sure." Says Phyllis Cruckshank to John and she sits down on a hard pew to listen to the others. Then she has a thought, "Where is the warehouse where you found Nell's body?" she asks the room at large.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:19 pm

jaysun81 wrote:Story smiles at Anna and says, "I had the occasion to met her husband, Professor Winston Exeter, a few years back. He was an Egyptologist if I recall correctly."


"...interesting. I'm guessing the assault that happened at the museum was somehow related to Egyptian cults or something along that line?" Anna took a shot in the dark "Because of the fact that the incident had happened in a museum...and the fact that Catherine Exter was a bit of an unstable person, I'm going to make an inference that the motive behind the violent assault happened to be of esoteric origins? Am I incorrect in my deductions?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:50 am

Benjamin scratches his head listening to the conversation.

"I'm not sure I'm following anymore what's going on, it seems a lot of things have happened when we were still in the church and you were elsewhere. Also, I think some of you have a shared history I was not involved in. So, would somebody who has an overview of the whole situation be so kind as to provide a brief summary of all that we know so far?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:09 am

“If only I know.” Anna shook her head, agreeing with Benjamin. “I assure you, I’m just as confused as you are in this case. Pardon me if I sound too rude, but I believe that you’re hiding something from us, and I would very much like it if you could do me the favour of telling me exactly what it is that you are hiding from us.”
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 am

"Me?" Story looks shocked.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:47 am

Spoiler:
The final confrontation with the cult in 1930 took place in secret chambers underneath a warehouse, not in the British Museum. The ghouls had tunneled into the basement of the British Museum, in the earlier part of that adventure.

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Feel free to continue to discuss what you know and your plans with each other. So far John is planning to go to the RAF base, and Anna mentioned the possibility of going to the British Museum. That won't be open yet, but there is the possibility that some staff will be present. When each of you decides where you want to go next, please say where in this thread. If you're not sure what to do, you can each roll Idea.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:52 am

Spoiler:
OOC:   Idea: 70 %
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BTW, my in-character remarks reflect my OOC sentiment: I feel a bit lost in the plot, probably because some things that happened in other threads haven't made it back to this thread...  
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby aine » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:08 pm

Mrs Cruckshank speaks up, "Well, Mrs Duncan and I went to visit Nell Murrow's ( the young girl who was savagelt attacked) land lady. We saw her room and collected all her belongings for the use of the W.I. This included her diary which I have here." She holds up a book and points to a couple of big bags of clothes behind a pew. "Nell was seeing a pilot and I think she had a date with him last night when she was killed. As Mrs Duncan and I can't go to the airbase, we are at a loss at what to do next. Do you have anything to add, Mrs Duncan?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:11 pm

John looks somewhat embarrassed by the situation.

"I'm really sorry, ladies, but I'd feel bad about dragging you all the way out to the airbase and that's you'd be made to wait outside. Would you mind if I took that diary with me, just in case I need some leverage to get her lover to talk?"
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby leestriter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 am

"John, do you think I might join you at the airbase? I am a civil servant, after all" spoke Lord Colville.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:23 pm

"You're welcome to come along, but I'm not sure if your status will allow you access beyond the gates. "

He straightens his jacket and frowns.

"This is sensitive matter and I'm not sure if an outsider, who's not a pilot, will help things along. I think the best call here is to just trust me, buddy."
"He said we were all cooked but we were all right as long as we did not know it. We were all cooked. The thing was not to recognize it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 pm

“I’m sure there’s something that we can do in the meantime. After all, we aren’t all decoration waiting in the background.” Anna sighed. She found that she’s sighing a lot these days.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby aine » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:57 pm

"Well, I suppose it's alright, you can drop the diary back here when you're done; if the Reverend doesn't mind." Mrs Duncan gives the little diary to John along with a hard stare. "Just mind that you do, young man."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby DrPeterson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:16 pm

John smiles a million dollar smile as he receives the diary.

"Scout's honor, madam."

He quickly thumbs through the diary for the relevant passage, reads it, and tucks the booklet into his jacket pocket.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Plot Thickens(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:32 pm

Benjamin turns to Anna, trying to clear up more of his confusion.

"You said Rufus found a mangled body. Is this Nell you're talking about or somebody else? I thought Eddy was the one that discovered Nell... Also, what have you been able to find out about what happened at the museum so far?"
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