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 evil_scientist » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:40 pm

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Isadora expects to find lots of books on fungi.
Isadora fears that she might find some actual fungi "samples". Baumgartner is not a very clean person.

But Isadora is actually interested in seeing whether Baumgartner had any interests other than fungi. Any odd books or items?
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:49 pm

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Baumgartner seems to have had no kind of filing system at all. Luckily, there are no fungi growing in dark corners though. Isadora finds a photo of Baumgartner with a morose looking couple, who judging by their looks must be his parents. But there is nothing untoward about his belongings, it seems.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby innsmouth » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:47 pm

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:17 am

Henry locates a state survey map of north-eastern Massachusetts. Baumgartner has made numerous markings on sites east of Aylesbury, but one location is circled – Chapochaug Mountain.

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:52 am

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Alice tsks. "So disorganized!" she exclaims. She searches around, but she can't make sense of anything, as there doesn't appear to be any sort of system.

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:14 pm

He looked at Isadora's find. "Did they appear morose already or is that due to their son, I wonder?" And he also scrutinised Henry's map, "I love maps" he stated.

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"A reflection of the man himself, Miss Stanton?" said Owens. He frowned at the clutter, "So much mess, it's like searching a haystack and we're unsure that there is a needle."
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby innsmouth » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:28 pm

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Henry shows the map to Owens.

"Know that area at all?"
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:35 pm

"Hmmm, let me take a closer look." Owens smoothed the counterpane and lay the map upon the bed.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:03 pm

Chapochaug is in a location not far from the hamlet of Dean’s Corners, although the larger town of Aylesbury is also nearby. Referred to as a mountain, the map shows that it is in fact a ridge. The port of Dunwich is to the north-east, and the Miskatonic River is to the north. A tunnel is marked on the map, as is a disused trunk line. It seems that the new line parallels the Aylesbury Pike, but the tunnel is located not too far from a nameless access road which runs off the Pike.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 am

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"Most likely, Mr. Owens," says Alice. "I think that map is the only needle we're likely to find in all this mess."
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:48 am

"This tunnel marked on the map" said Owens, studying it carefully "points us directly to the place. 'X' marks the spot."

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:32 pm

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No, she doesn't know anything. She only cares about her rent.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:54 am

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"Shall we see if we can learn anything more about Chapochaug and its history at the library?" suggests Alice.
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:03 am

Isadora Carmichael

"I agree! Can you bring non-students along?"
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby innsmouth » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:20 pm

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:40 pm

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"They won't mind," assures Alice. "They let Henry in there earlier."
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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:10 am

Suitably informed, the heroes leave the dismal lodging house and it's grumpy landlady, and return to Miskatonic. The sun is beginning to set and the temperature is dropping as they enter the library and go to the history section on the first floor. There are some volumes on local history included.

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:27 am

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Alice can't find anything on Chapochaug.

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby innsmouth » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:49 am

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Re: Chapter 2: The Search Begins

Postby Tabs » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:20 pm

"I had hoped that my university days were behind me," said Owens to Isadora as they entered the Miskatonic.

He started to leaf through any almanacs regarding the county, looking especially for mention of Chapochaug and its tunnel.

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