Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Boston, August 1928. The jazz age is in full swing, but there’s one trumpet player whose music does a lot more than merely inspire people to dance. An encounter in a nightclub will lead to the investigators being plunged into a sanity-shattering chain of events while they try to prevent greater catastrophe.

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:56 am

Isadora Carmichael
Listen 43%

evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
5


Isadora stares at the rising, nature-defying corpse... and she also notices something else, over the sounds of the band still playing.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:56 pm

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Alice hears it too.

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:50 pm

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Henry Listen 25
innsmouth rolled 1d100:
17


We all hear something.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:25 am

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You can all clearly hear the name “Joey” issue from the man’s lips.

He turns and staggers toward the main doors, the crowd reeling back before him, appalled. The band finally fall silent as they see what is happening. You can see the waiter who showed you to the table gasp and collapse in a faint. The man stumbles out the swinging doors, and beyond them you can hear the screams which mark his progress down the stairs.

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:22 am

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Alice is calmer now. Seeing the apparently dead man get up and move actually reassures her, in a strange way. "We need to follow him," she says to Henry and Isadora.

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Sanity roll (current level 65) for seeing the dead man rise:
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby andyw666 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:49 am

Balzac, violently enraged by this callous murder before his very eyes, pulls out his snub nosed 38 special and fires off a shot at the Packard. "Salaud!"

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If the vehicle is within range, Balzac's skill is 30% and he rolls...
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60


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A miss unless at point blank range.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:50 am

Henry Glynn

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Henry SAN 61
innsmouth rolled 1d100:
53


Henry goes with Alice, carefully following the man.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:48 pm

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Balzac's shot goes wide, hopefully not injuring anyone in the vicinity. However, someone in the backseat of the Packard has seen this attempt, and producing a tommy-gun, leans out the window and squeezes off a burst. The club doormen fling themselves to the ground.

OOC:   You can both do likewise if you roll Dodge, unless you stand your ground.  
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Zeppo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:47 pm

"Well, fuck me," exclaims Ron as he hurls himself behind a parked car, doing his best to pull Balzac with him.
"I forgot how much fun nights out with you were."

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby andyw666 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:38 am

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Is 31% and Balzac rolls...
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38


OOC:   Nope, failed the dodge.  


"Look out Ron!"
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:12 am

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OOC:   Unknown Gunman 25: Sub-machine gun: 1d100 87  


Luckily for everyone, the gunfire goes wide and peppers the upper wall of an adjoining building. The car speeds up and is soon gone. Sirens can now be heard in the background.

Behind them, panic-stricken guests are beginning to run out of the Ballroom doors.


Spoiler:
The stairs have now become a scrum where panicked people, both guests and staff, are running to get away. Some are heading for the back alley, but many head for the front doors. You can see the ruined head of the shot man among them.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:49 am

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Alice stops short when she hears the gunfire outside. "Maybe we should wait a little.." she says.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby andyw666 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:25 am

Balzac quickly stashes his pistol back in his jacket, slightly regretting his hasty action. "Mon ami, this might be a good point for two foreigners to avoid the attentions of the Boston police. However corrupt they may be, they will no doubt wish to make a few arrests for appearances sake. We might have to get our coats tomorrow."

He indicates to Ron that they might walk a block or two away from the club.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:09 am

Isadora Carmichael
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Sanity 65
evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
67

Sanity loss
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2


Isadora starts trembling, and, while the others stand up to follow the dead (?) man, she stays behind and finishes all their drinks... Downing one after another.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:31 am

Henry Glynn

Once the gunfire subsides Henry continues to follow the man to see where he goes.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:58 am

The jostling, terrified crowd bowl the shot man over and he falls to the bottom of the stairs. Trampled by the panicked patrons, and unable to rise to his feet, he is repeatedly knocked down and reduced to a bloody ruin. Seeing this apparition approach them, the doormen have had enough, and disappear.

The crowd streams out of the ballroom, past Ron and Balzac. When they have gone, the shot man gets to his face and staggers to his feet, moaning again. His head is totally crushed and he is literally drenched in blood. His left arm is bent at an unnatural angle. He moves slowly away from the Ballroom, watched in horrified amazement by Ron and Balzac.

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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Zeppo » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:15 pm

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Sanity rolled 33
Loss 4
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:06 am

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Swallowing nervously, Alice looks at the impossibly still living dead man. "Okay, now let's follow him," she says.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:35 am

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora realizes that the others have left the room.

"Wait up!" she says to nobody in particular, and, after a short struggle (she is wearing a tight dress, and the room is full of overturned chairs and other obstacles) she catches up with her friends.

"I can't help but remember the murder victims rising in the woods around Professor Putnam's farmhouse..." she says, recalling their previous encounter with such unnatural phenomena.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Blue Heaven Ballroom

Postby innsmouth » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:20 am

OOC:   Do we know what's happened to the mayor in all this?  
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