IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(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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IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:28 am

Maxwell's Sanitarium- London, England
7:10 PM - Monday, September 9, 1940

Brook returned about an hour later, as the sun was setting, and rejoined everyone else. "Phyllis stayed behind to keep an eye on the house," she told them. "She'll give us a call if she needs to tell us anything, though she said she was only staying there about another hour before assuming they're staying in."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby jp1885 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:52 pm

"I hope she'll be alright out there on her own," says Eugene, chewing a nail nervously.

"I suppose we'd better get set up in the second floor gallery in the main hall."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Turstrigo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm

Eddie cursed under his breath. He wasn't very keen on leaving someone behind. "Alright. Let's get to it. Hopefully the Steadmans will focus on us."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:43 am

Everyone went up to the gallery to hide, except for Anna who remained in plain sight in the entry hall. They weren't in position for long before the air raid siren sounded.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby jp1885 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:03 am

"The air raid siren! If they're coming, it won't be long now. Is the flare gun ready?"
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:12 pm

Benjamin had hid himself behind a pillar, and occasionally carefully glanced down into the hall to see if anything was amiss...
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:40 am

Story crouched down and takes a moment to center himself using a technique he picked up from his Venusian Karate training.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:47 am

Elizabeth hides as well, though close enough to Story so she can still see him and call to him if need be. She shivers with fear, wondering what will happen next.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:37 am

The asylum staff quickly escorted patients to the basement, and soon the place was deserted except for Anna in the entry hall and the others upstairs. TIme passed, and soon the clock in the reception room struck eight.

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Eugene felt an urge to go back to the warehouse where he had nearly died last night, but he was able to resist it.

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Resistance Table roll (unknown POW 2 vs. Eugene's POW 9: 15% chance):
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby jp1885 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:09 am

Eugene clutches his head and whimpers.

"I- I think something's calling me back to the warehouse. I've got this urge to go back there, but that's the last thing I want to do!"

He grabs hold of the nearest fixed object, as if anchoring himself to the spot.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:22 am

Hearing the whimper Story looks over at Eugene, but remains silent for the moment.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Shelfunit » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 am

Charles, seeing Eugene in some distress is going to go over to him, and try to calm him down, and/or distract him, trying to start a conversation.

"So, Eugene... tell me more about door to door salesmanship...you must meet some interesting people..."

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby jp1885 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:13 pm

Eugene smiles weakly.

"Oh, one or two oddballs, yes. I always used to do the suburbs and you'd be amazed at what goes on behind those net curtains..."

He sniffs.

"At least that's what I've been told. I usually got suspicious old ladies answering the door - by god they were tough negotiators: I barely turned a profit most weeks. Daft old bats..."

The thought of bats elicits an involuntary shudder.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:31 am

Spoiler:
Charles could tell that Eugene was terrified, and one of the things that frightened him the most was how dark this gallery was.

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Snapper » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:24 am

Archie had been tagging along with the group but hadn't said much for sometime, deeply troubled by the strange and terrible revelations.

Pulling himself together, he manfully hid behind a balustrade on the first floor gallery.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:50 pm

Just then, the phone on the reception desk started to ring. Anna went over and picked it up. "Yes," she said. "I'm Dr. Anna Jerkins." She paused for a minute, then continued speaking. "Thank you. Good evening." She hung up the phone and went upstairs to where the others were hiding. "I just got a call from a woman who said she was an air raid warden. She told me that she was passing along a message from Phyllis Cruckshank. She said the Steadmans are not going to the hospital, they're hunting in the East End tonight. She took Phyllis to the shelter at St. James's Church about ten minutes ago."
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Snapper » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:20 am

Archie stood up, dusted off his knees and stretched his back, aching from hiding awkwardly.

He looked at the others. "Heaven protect the poor people of the East End tonight. As if Jerry wasn't enough. I think I'd like to get back to St James. Closer to the action."

"I wonder if there is any way we could find these people in the dark?"

OOC:   How hard is it to get back to St James' Church, on foot or on the tube or whatever?  
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:44 am

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It's about fifteen minutes' walk on foot, and there are no Tube stops that will get you there faster. You do have Eugene's car available, though it won't fit all of you. However, driving during the blackout is extremely dangerous. Walking isn't exactly safe, either. There's an air raid underway right now, and it's also completely dark outside, so it would be very difficult to find your way in the blackout.
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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Snapper » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:06 am

Archie looked around at his brave companions. "Wandering about during an air raid is probably a very bad idea. Shall we wait for the all clear then walk to St James' Church?"

"Keeping a weather eye out for giant bats with tails, of course."

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Re: IC-Ep 3-Madness at Night(Everyone else)

Postby Pastiche » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 am

"Well, if Phyllis can make it there, so can we! It looks like nothing is going to happen here, so we're in the wrong place anyhow..." Benjamin said.
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