IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

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 3: Swamp Delving

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:47 am

"Whoa, you said no one was getting arrested. Come on Lucy, let's get the hell out of here," Joe says. "I don't know anything about what you are talking about."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:05 am

"..." Tobias looked at Joe with an expression that only be described as the expression of a guy who was told told he won the lottery and was then escorted off the premise because his ticket was off by one number. "Um, no one is going to be arrested, we can talk this out! Waiiiiit!"
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby Rooter » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:45 pm

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"Let them go," Bret says. "We've got bigger fish to fry. Sounds like this professor has been brainwashing these kids or something. I don't know about asking the police for help. No one would believe us if we told them what we saw. Besides we don't have any evidence of actual criminal activity apart from stealing chickens. I'm betting the threat of exposing this cult in the newspaper will be enough to get them to tell us what's really going on here. Let's get to the school."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:53 pm

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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:35 am

"The precise reason that I am so eager to get the police involved is precisely because I believe the professor is trying to brainwash the kids.
There something far, far out of our control happening, going in with little to no preparation will be a dangerous game of tempting fate. Bret, you've got photos of their 'rituals' and the Hound, I'm sure. It'll probably be about enough to convince them to at least dispatch a few officers with us. Even if you don't believe getting the police involved in a good idea at this stage, perhaps getting some tranquilliser darts would be a good idea then. If we are up against these types of dangerous people and creatures that we know almost nothing about, then perhaps we need to do more than just amble in with the bare minimum of weapons. We'll definitely need to defend ourselves, the students means no harm, but the professor? I'm not sure about this."
Tobias said nerovusly, some degree of paranoia seeped into his reasoning. He looked around to ensure that he was still safe.
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:40 am

Maria looks at Eddie.

"You're a policeman, right Eddie? Do you think the police will believe a story like this? I don't. I'm willing to go see the Professor. I'll take my chances."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby BenTheRat » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:06 am

Joe looked much better now. "Good luck with the police guys." he says as he and Lucy walk down the small path that went the same way the people in robes went. (opposite the way you came in.). "I have my car down here. Where did you find this rabble anyway?" Joe asked.

You hear Lucy say, "They were just trying to help. But you promise you'll stop?"

"Yea, I'm done with it, that little bout was enough to convince me to stop messing with things ..." And Joe's voice fades to a point you can't hear him.
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:14 am

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"Wait, we need your help to find the key!" calls Eddie after Joe and Lucy. He nods to Maria. "The police will never believe it unless they see it for themselves, and that could all too easily get them killed. We don't necessarily need to confront the professor. All we need to do is snatch the key and dispose of it. They're not going to do it any more if they can't change back."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:23 am

Maria

“We know where Lucy lives. We can talk to her, maybe persuade her to help us if it stops Joe from doing it again".

She turns to Tobias.

"And please, no more mention of the police! No-one will talk to us if you keep wanting to involve the authorities!”
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:26 am

Tobias sighed. “Oh yeah. I kinda saw that. I just thought there would be much lower chance of being mauled by one of those things if we show up with more people. Besides, I’m not quite sure whether they’ll stop the ritual even then. They don’t seem quite right in the head right ‘bout now. And how exactly do you propose we dispose of the Key? It doesn’t seem like it’s particularly easy to shatter or burn. Furthermore, how exactly do you plan we snatch the key without encountering the professor. It’s obvious that he’s the one in charge.”

He paused for a second and ordered about his next suggestion for a bit. “Then what about my university professors? I could always call up the occult department and see if they could offer some assistance.”
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:14 am

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"That's a good idea. Why don't we find a phone?"

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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby BenTheRat » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:42 pm

It is dark and getting darker as it is now past 8 pm.

Joe turned around at Eddie's prompting. "I'll take you to see the professor, but no cops. He's not a bad guy or dangerous, he was just doing some research. It's not like he twisted any of our arms to do this. And no one's been hurt." Joe sighed. "Come on let's go, we can probably still catch them at the school."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:53 pm

"I'm not all that certain 'bout how harmful or harmless he is because I haven't met him. I promise not to bring any cops, but I'll go in knowing that I can get out in one piece." Tobias admitted. "I'm sorry, but after what I've just saw, I've suddenly realised there's some merit in being a bit more cautious in my actions."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:57 am

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"Thank you," says Eddie. "Yes, let's go visit the professor."
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Re: IC: Ch 3: Swamp Delving

Postby BenTheRat » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:32 pm

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