Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

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 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:12 am

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Don't worry, Alice will recover soon, in another 3 turns. Sorry Mr. Handy, you have to kick your heels a bit longer.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:13 am

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That's okay. It's just as well that Alice stays passed out a while longer, as I'm leaving for a convention tomorrow anyway.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby andyw666 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:03 am

Balzac pulls out his pocket watch with one hand and takes Alice's pulse at her wrist with the other. He feels her forehead with the back of his hand. "Fear not, the young lady will recover shortly. What state her psyche is in, I cannot say, but we have all suffered in that regard."
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby evil_scientist » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:29 pm

Isadora Carmichael

"And what state Turner is in!.. He is now indeed a mad trumpeter. Although I suspect that his instrument might be the source of this madness! Have you all seen those queer symbols on it?"
"I feel as if my soul would be torn out of my body," she gasped. "I am being drawn into a whirlpool. What is happening? What does it mean?" - The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby andyw666 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:58 am

Balzac shakes his head sadly. "My impression was the trumpeter's mind has snapped permanently. But what damage might he cause now? And how would we stop him even if we could find him?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:51 pm

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Ron's temporary insanity is finished; he can begin to calm down and be more rational now.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:09 pm

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora's eyes roll upwards, she lets out a muffled scream, and pushes her back against the cab's cushions. Vile visions fill her mind. But this seizure lasts only a few seconds.

"What if... what if..." she gasps, trying to catch her breath.

"What if he now will want to use this power? Bring back the dead?"

Suddenly, a realization dawns on her.

"His girlfriend..."
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby Zeppo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:19 pm

"Well at least we know where we'll be able to find him," says Ron.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:42 pm

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"We need to find out where she's buried... maybe Mr. Turner's band mates know?"
"I feel as if my soul would be torn out of my body," she gasped. "I am being drawn into a whirlpool. What is happening? What does it mean?" - The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:08 pm

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Alice can regain consciousness now.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:22 am

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Alice's eyes flutter open. "Wh-what happened?" she mumbles.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby andyw666 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:35 am

Balzac takes Alice's pulse at her wrist again. "You fainted Mlle, but you are safe now, as much as any of us is."

"The funeral home we have the card for, Morgan & Dupuy, surely they would know where the trumpet player's wife is buried?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:44 am

Isadora Carmichael

"I don't think she was her wife. And we don't know her name. And there can be dozens of other funeral homes in town!" Isadora is a bit desperate. "But it's worth a try, of course. But we need to contact the musicians first, to get the name at least."
"I feel as if my soul would be torn out of my body," she gasped. "I am being drawn into a whirlpool. What is happening? What does it mean?" - The Secrets of Dr. Taverner
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:22 pm

Benny pulls over at a call box, and sits there, drumming the wheel nervously. Checking the telephone directory, there is a listing for Mitchell Wester in Dorchester.

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Whomever calls Mitch Wester needs to roll Luck. Anyone is also welcome to roll Psychology in regards to Benny.
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby innsmouth » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:32 pm

Henry Glynn

"It's ok Alice you're safe now. We all are."

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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:43 pm

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Isadora swings into action and dials Mitch Wester, hoping he is available.

Luck 65%
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm

Isadora hears a mans voice on the line.

Hello, Mitch Wester speaking."
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 am

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Alice wraps her arms around Henry and leans into him, still a little dizzy and lightheaded. "Thank you," she says. "I know I fainted. I meant, what happened after I fainted?"

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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:35 am

Isadora Carmichael

"Oh, hello, Mr. Wester, this is Isadora Carmichael speaking... uh, we met at the Blue Heaven, and then at the funeral... I'm sorry to disturb you, but this is about Mr. Turner. I'm afraid he's in deep, deep trouble, and I (and my friends want to help him)... But I need some information you might know."

If Mitch Wester doesn't object, she asks: "We need to find Mr. Turner, and we think he went to his girlfriend's tomb. Do you know where's she buried?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Hey! Mr. Trumpet Man

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:42 am

Wester is silent for a time.

"What kinda trouble, Miss Carmichael? he asks.
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