Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

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 4: Turner's Blues

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:35 am

Balzac has managed to knock the trumpet away from Turner, who struggles vainly to retrieve it. He is interrupted though by the sight of his former girlfriend scrabbling through the earth of her grave. The sight of her wrinkled, dessicated face, the teeth bared in a ferocious grimace as the skin has been pulled back from her mouth, eyes sunken in their sockets, makes Turner scream in anguish. Marnie groans as she sees her lover, and moves towards him.

Around the companions, six other corpses have also animated. Their screams and groans are almost unbearable, as to their horror they realize their predicament. In what little comprehension they have, they seek to search out the living who have wronged them, wanting vengeance on those who have failed them.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby Zeppo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:50 am

"Oh, right," mutters Ron. "I don't suppose anyone else brought a gun along?"

He looks about him for something that could be used as a makeshift weapon.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby evil_scientist » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:34 am

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora reaches out and tries to grab the trumpet. Then she sets off running into the direction of the cemetery exit.

"We cannot stay! RUN!"
"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 4: Turner's Blues

Postby andyw666 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:23 pm

Balzac frantically racks his brain, trying to imagine what point of a decomposing corpse would be weakest, the head, the limbs, the spine?

He gets up and tries to dodge around the moving deceased as best he can, trying to get out.

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Can Balzac make a medicine roll to try to identify what part of a decomposing corpse would be - ah - softest?
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:09 pm

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There’s not much point. There’s nothing natural about this!
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby andyw666 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:37 am

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No worries, in that case, Balzac just legs it.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby innsmouth » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:22 pm

Henry Glynn

Henry flees with his companions but makes sure Alice doesn't fall behind him.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:40 am

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Screaming in terror, Alice flees with the others.

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Sanity roll (current level 58) for seeing the dead rise:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
89

Sanity loss:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d3:
2
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:48 am

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Poor Alice! I'm going to suggest that she develops an aversion to dead bodies, which might develop into a phobia.
It seems that everyone wants to run away, Isadora taking the trumpet. Is Ron going to stay and fight? There are no weapons available.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby Zeppo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:27 am

OOC:   FIghting corpses bare handed is a bit rash even for Ron, he'll flee.  
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:02 am

The heroes turn and flee back to the entrance, Isadora clutching the horn, and Henry supporting the petrified Alice. Turner remains, and the companions can hear his screams as Marnie advances on him.

One of the undead has moved to block the way, however. Can they escape past him?

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Luck rolls please!
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby evil_scientist » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:03 am

Isadora Carmichael
Luck 65%

evil_scientist rolled 1d100:
46


Luckily Isadora put on sensible, low heeled shoes today...
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby innsmouth » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:10 am

Henry Glynn

Spoiler:
Henry Luck 65
innsmouth rolled 1d100:
90
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby Zeppo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:04 pm

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Luck of 35
Rolled 103
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby andyw666 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:27 am

Spoiler:
Balzac's Luck is 65% and he rolls...
andyw666 rolled 1d100:
33


Balzac is lucky...
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:42 am

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Alice shrieks again, her path blocked by the walking dead man.

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Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:26 am

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Henry's roll was higher, so the undead targets him.
Undead Fellow Grapple 25: Grapple: 1d100 45


With an awful groan, the undead reaches his wizened claw of a hand and tries to grab Henry's jacket. Luckily, he doesn’t get hold of it.

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You can make an attack, or keep fleeing.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:41 am

Isadora Carmichael

"Run! Run, everybody!" Isadora keeps on running, clasping the evil trumpet.
"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 4: Turner's Blues

Postby innsmouth » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:48 am

Henry Glynn

"Sorry, can't stop!" says Henry, dragging Alice past the corpse.
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Re: Chapter 4: Turner's Blues

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:31 am

Benny looks at the companions’ faces as they pile into the cab, and shakes his head.

“I don’t wanna ask” he says. “By God, you people are gonna owe me.”

The cab pulls away, leaving the cemetery behind.
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