IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

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 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:48 am

Tobias also expressed no desires to chase after the professor.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby BenTheRat » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:21 pm

"He's heading back to the obelisk I know. That thing has him so twisted right now." Joe grabs the key. "I have to go help him."
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:43 pm

Tobias had been nodding along uncertainly, but this sentence woke with a start. The last thing he needs right now would be a manic professor armed with some nameless knowledge. He made a start for his car and tried to see if he could still catch up the not-so-good professor.

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100

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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:28 pm

“We’ll all go with you Joe says Maria, watching Tobias depart. “We’ll help him but you can’t let him have that key. We must keep it away from him. Do you agree?”

She fixes Joe with a steady gaze.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby BenTheRat » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:15 pm

"Agreed, but if he changes into a hound without the key, he can't change back, it will drive him mad. With the key we can force him to change back. Let's go." Joe said.

Lucy grabs him, "Be careful." He gives her a quick kiss. "I will."

He starts to run out the front.

Tobias ran out jumped into his car and shoved it into forward instead of reverse. His car surged forward and slammed into the granite corner stone, smashing the front of the car.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby Rooter » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:34 pm

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"Nice driving, professor," Bret says, strolling outside. "I'm thinking we should take Eddie's car..."

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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:43 pm

"Damnit!" Tobias cursed very furiously as his relatively new car ended up trashed. He'll have to arrange to get it fixed. He ranted and brayed about it for a good minute or so before ultimately agreeing with Bret's remark. Ignoring the sarcasm.

He took deep breaths. "...I'll...hitch a ride with Eddie, then." Tobias said, with great difficulty, holding his heart as though just saying these words had left him in severe pain. He spared one parting glance at his car, with tears flowing out of his eyes. "Goodbye, Ol'Bessie. I'll remember and treasure the short time we spent together. I'll be back for you, I promise."
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby BenTheRat » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:13 pm

You follow Joe as he drives to a different entrance than the one you stopped at before. Another car is already there.

You pile out of the cars and Joe hands you the key. "If he has changed he can tear you to shreds."

As you hurry down the path the full moon lights up the path and clearing up ahead. You can see movement up ahead. As you break into the clearing the professor is standing by the pillar, his bloody hand has traced most of the pattern on the pillar. "Et tu Joe, you traitor. How can you bring these unbeliever's to our sacred grove. Daoloth will will curse you."
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:33 pm

Tobias ran forward and stabbed the professor. He tried to sound menacing and intimidate the professor a little bit.

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Knife damage:
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:19 am

As you start to cross the 30 feet to the professor he slaps his hand against the pillar and you see him transform into an obsidian hound.

OOC:   Everyone make a Sanity 1/1d6 check for me.  


You slam into the hound taking its legs out from under him. The hound is quickly back up on his feet and on top of you. Your knife slides against the stone skin without even leaving a scratch.

OOC:   Everyone else can now make an action if you can after the sanity.
Tobias you still have to make a Sanity. Sorry, not even Usaine Bolt could have made that run before he slapped his hand, you just forced his hand. Great rolls though.  
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:21 am

Spoiler:
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SAN lost 1


Though Tobias could not successfully stop the professor from initiating the ritual, he had, at the very least, managed to temporarily disable the professor for a short while. He turned towards his friends and yelled at them, "Mon dieu! Someone grab a gun and shoot this bastard, he isn't going to cooperate!"

OOC:   Alright, but I want to distract him at least to turns. I rolled a crit, I think distracting the damned thing for 2 combat rounds is reasonable.  
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:32 am

Maria

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SAN 50: SAN: 1d100 75
SAN loss: 1d6 1


Maria feels real fear for the first time in this affair. The Professor's words show that he may mean them harm, and she wonders what they can do to stop him. Talking to him probably won't do any good now.

"Can we change him back?" she shouts at Joe.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Joe yells at Eddie, "Change him back, change him."


The hound looks over at Eddie, still standing over Tobias. The red glow from his eyes stops on the key, a growl that almost sounds like a word that would be impossible for you to pronounce comes out of its mouth.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:18 pm

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I'm a bit muddled - does Eddie have the key? I thought the students had it.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby BenTheRat » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:10 pm

OOC:   Sorry if that was confusing. Joe grabbed the key before you left from the students.

When you got out of your cars, I posted he gave it to someone else, he looked as if maybe he didn't trust himself with it. I was going to leave it to you, as to who had it. When no one spoke up, I "in my head" had Eddie take it as he still has not acted. But anyone can have it, at this point. So someone please speak up and take control of it.  
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:00 am

OOC:   Lets say Eddie has the key then.  


"How the hell do we work the damn thing?" Maria shouts at Joe.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:44 am

Tobias continued his struggle against the Hound. Eddie, please make it quick. I don’t think I can hold this damned thing for any longer!”
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 am

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The sight is too much for Eddie, and this time it causes him to lose it.

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Sanity roll (current level 32) for seeing the professor transform:
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Sanity loss for seeing the professor transform:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d6:
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INT roll (60% stat) to avoid temporary insanity - failure is good:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
55

Well, that's temporary insanity for me. Probably also indefinite insanity, as I also lost 6 for seeing Joe turn back.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:25 am

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Depending on the nature of Eddie's insanity, Maria will try to get the key from him.
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Re: IC: Ch 4: Hayne's University

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:05 am

Tobias lost his composure as he saw Eddie lose it.
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