Chapter 2: The Search Begins

A student has gone missing and the investigators have been tasked to find him. What is the connection to the mysterious abandoned railway tunnel at Chapochaug, which is rumoured to be haunted?

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:21 am

Henry manages to find an entry in a recent book on local history. Everyone crowds around to read.

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:15 am

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"My, that tunnel's dangerous!" says Alice. "I fear for what may have happened to young Albert Baumgartner, and did you notice it's supposedly haunted too?"
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby innsmouth » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 pm

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"I don't really believe in ghosts - just demons, aliens and the mob."
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:16 pm

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Isadora reads through Henry's find, and peruses the library stacks some more...
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:45 pm

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There are no more volumes in the History section, but I’ll let you carry Isadora’s successful roll if you can think of what other section you want to look in next. Alice already had an idea.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:28 am

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"Let's check the periodicals section next," suggests Alice. "There could be reports in the newspapers about these incidents."
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:51 am

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Isadora helps Alice with the periodicals. Glancing to the side, and seeing Owens there too, she gets flashback to an old story about a haunted house that got her started down on this dangerous and mind-warping path...

Her fingers flip through the index cards and catalogs, and almost instinctively find something important.

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Bringing over that roll to this action then! Thanks, HoneyDog!
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:06 pm

Owens looked around at the others who seemed busy and exhaled--due to his own lack of success.

"Anyone for refreshments," he offered.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:22 am

It takes some time, but Isadora finds something in an Aylesbury local paper from a few years back which references Chapochaug.

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I was actually referring to something Alice said earlier. The hint is in the words she used. But well done anyway. There's another section which should be of interest - if you can't think of what it is, roll Idea. You can have one more search before the library closes at 8.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:10 pm

Owens Idea roll
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Doh!

He returned from the cafeteria with a pot of tea, which he'd absentmindedly filled with sugar.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby innsmouth » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:30 pm

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Henry splutters on the sugary tea.

"Should we try the folklore section?"
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:01 am

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"That's as good an idea as any," says Alice. "There was something else I said earlier that may point us in the right direction, but I can't quite remember what it was."

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Idea roll (65% stat) to remember what she said:
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:17 pm

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innsmouth is close enough.


Enquiring at the reception desk as to a section on folklore, Henry is told that there are sections for Mythology and the Occult on the third floor.

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Head upstairs and make one last Library Use roll.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:20 pm

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The words Occult and Mythology make Isadora's mouth water.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:40 pm

Isadora’s nose for the occult soon turns up a reference to Chapochaug in a book on the supernatural in Massachusetts.

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However, the library will close soon, and the companions must depart with their newfound knowledge.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:39 am

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"I think we've found everything we can," says Alice, "and not a moment too soon. Let's call it a night and set out in the morning."
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:48 pm

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What do you all think? Do you want to call it a night and resume tomorrow, say over breakfast, or are you dying to plan your course of action now?
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby evil_scientist » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:45 pm

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We can plan over a light evening snack
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:34 am

"Sure," said Owens. "This time I'll do a better job with the tea," he added hopefully.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:11 pm

The heroes drive to Anton’s Restaurant in South Powder Mill Street. Anton’s is known in Arkham for its good but cheap Italian food, and Isadora is able to pick up a light but filling sandwich.

Armed with their new knowledge, the investigators are able to plan their next course of action.
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