IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

The headline in the newspaper reads 'Huge Hounds Haunt Hockomock'. The police have closed the case as only being coyotes and a crazy farmer. But you know better when it comes to stories that don't seem quite right. Where do these black hounds come from, what do they want (besides their nightly chicken dinner)? And how do you stop them?

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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby CrackheadC. » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:23 pm

"In all the previous sightings' reports, were there any cases of the hounds attacking people? What we saw last night only seemed to be interested in the farmer's chickens. In fact the farmer seemed more bothered at the loss of livestock than worried about potential danger to himself." Dr. Porter asked.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby BenTheRat » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:57 pm

There was 1 incident where a person was found dead, and his death was attributed to the hound.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:26 pm

"Doctor, it's a good question you asked; and I must tell you that there was 1 incident in which a person's death had been directly attributed to the hound. Other than that, no." Tobias offered helpfully pulling a few dozen references to further support his claim.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:26 am

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"But nobody's ever seen the hound murder anything but chickens as far as I know," says Eddie. "Were there any witnesses? Just because the death was attributed to the hound, it doesn't mean the hound was responsible. It's possible someone else committed a murder and made it look as though the hound did it to deflect blame."
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:28 am

Tobias nodded, "That's what I thought as well. But I thought we are operating under the assumption that the Hounds exist and are a dangerous bunch."
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:43 pm

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“Well, we should take precautions. But maybe we shouldn’t be too quick to suspect the worst of these hounds, or hound. It certainly was strange though.” She goes silent, thinking back to the night before.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:03 am

"I don't suppose you can tell Bret and I more details, pretty miss?" Tobias said in a friendly manner. He smiled.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:02 am

“My name is Maria Adams, young man” Maria says firmly. “You may address me as Miss Adams. I will not be condescended to by any of this group.”

She looks pointedly at the reporter, Bret, as she says this.

She takes the sketch she made from last night’s encounter from her pocket and shows them.

“This is the best I could do. The hound is black, jet black, like ebony. It has red eyes and is the size of a fairly large dog. But it most certainly isn’t a dog.”
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:36 am

Ah, the lady's one of those, Tobias thought, careful not to show his cynicism towards Ms. Adams. He looked at Bret. "Journalist guy, what do you think?"
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby BenTheRat » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:49 am

OOC:   To clarify, the back of the dog was about 4 feet tall. His head put him at close to 5. So bigger than a large dog.  
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:02 am

OOC:   Cool. Got it.  
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby Rooter » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:37 am

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"Well, professor, I think what Miss Adams says confirms this is no ordinary pooch. But I'm also wondering if there's some connection between the hound and the native Indians who lived here. Maybe there are still some Indian folks living nearby who know the history."
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:02 am

"Guess we'll find out. But first, we gotta buy some camping gear. How much you got in your wallet right now? There's a store down the block that sells all we need and more. Do you want to go right now or stick around for another while?" Tobias said to Bret while counting the money he has left in his wallet and making a mental list of the thing he needs to buy.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:03 am

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"It's possible that someone is controlling the hound," says Eddie, "just like someone might command a normal dog. I heard cheering coming from the swamp in the direction the hound fled with the chicken. I don't think it was the hound that was cheering. Sounds like someone's using it to fetch chickens."
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:19 am

"But...why? Why chickens? You say there's some hidden puppeteer hidden behind the scenes for hundreds of years, controlling some dangerous beasts invulnerable to bullet wounds just to...steal chickens?" Tobias said incredulously, as he stared at Eddie with a complicated expression on his face.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:08 am

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"I said it's possible someone's controlling the hound," says Eddie, "not a certainty, and it may be used for other things, not just for stealing chickens. I don't believe it's impervious to bullets. Mr. Jenkins just shot it with either rock salt or birdshot, that's all. 00 buckshot may have an entirely different effect."
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:18 am

Maria

“If there’s nothing else why don’t we get moving? We can talk while we walk.”

She addresses Tobias and Bret. “You should go and get yourself equipped. We can wait here for you”.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:30 am

"Sure." Tobias said enthusiastically, as he walked towards the front door.
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby BenTheRat » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:04 am

Tobias and Brett:
You can find a clothing store pretty easy. They sell both new and used clothing.

A gentleman walks up and asks you what you are looking to buy.

Everyone else:
Are you doing anything while Tobias and Brett are going shopping?
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Re: IC: Ch 2: Meetup at the Library

Postby HelplessBystander » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:08 am

"Hello there, good sir." Tobias said cheerfully. "We are looking for some hiking gear and heavy boots, preferably new, but I'm fine with used as well. How much would that come to be?"
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