Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

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 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:07 am

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What kind of light sources are we using? Hand-held electric torches of an early make (I think they were available in the 1920s)? No open fire, right? I'm afraid of gas blowing up in our faces...


"Just how long is this tunnel?" Isadora wonders. For her, it seems like a neverending underground journey, and coupled with her vision, it unnerves her greatly.

She looks up the shaft. Is the sky visible? Is it possible to guess the height of the shaft (the distance from the surface)?
"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: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:40 am

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I've been assuming that you've been using electric torches. I hope you brought extra batteries!


Isadora can feel the draft on her face as she looks up the shaft. She can see movement – what must be bats – inside the shaft. The top looks a long way up – at least 100 feet.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:07 am

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"I don't see how we could get up there," says Alice, looking up and shaking her head.

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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Tabs » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:12 pm

"Yeah, we'd need to be acrobats," said Owens. "Onward down the tunnel."
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:46 am

The heroes leave the shaft behind and walk on. About another fifteen minutes pass by uneventfully – it seems that the companions are alone, with only the oppressive darkness of the tunnel for company.

Eventually they reach what looks like another ventilation shaft. The light seems much dimmer here – it could be that they have reached the centre of the tunnel. Broken glass is scattered around the base of the shaft. They companions shine their torches around, looking for anything of interest.

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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:50 am

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It is too dark for Alice to see much.

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Spot Hidden roll (55% skill) in the tunnel:
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:21 am

Isadora Carmichael
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16


Isadora's light shines on something.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:26 am

Isadora’s torchlight momentarily illuminates a shape – it looks like the figure of a man. It instantly disappears up the tunnel ahead of them.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby innsmouth » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:47 pm

Henry Glynn

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Henry Spot Hidden 25
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"Could it be Albert?" whispers Henry.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Tabs » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:01 pm

Owens' Spot Hidden
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:38 pm

Henry’s torch beam picks out the fleeing man. It is hard to make out any details, but the companions can hear his agitated voice. The words don’t sound like English.

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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby innsmouth » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:45 pm

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Henry Know 65
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:13 pm

Isadora Carmichael
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Isadora might not understand the language, but she's heard it spoken before!
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:50 am

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"Is that German?" asks Alice.

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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:54 am

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It is indeed German! If Norman rolls successfully, he can confirm it too.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Tabs » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:10 am

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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:56 am

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"That must be Albert," says Alice. She moves forward, calling out. "Albert Baumgartner! Wait!"
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:22 am

But the fleeing figure doesn't wait. He is gone, further up the tunnel.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby evil_scientist » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:10 am

Isadora Carmichael

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On Keeper's orders... Sanity 64
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"Let's go! Before he gets hit!" Isadora shouts, cryptically. The others probably don't understand what would the man get hit by in the empty tunnel.

Isadora dashes after the figure.
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Re: Chapter 3: The Chapochaug Tunnel

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:01 am

The companions dash after the figure. Running up the tunnel, find they find that they can no longer see him in the torchlight. But they can now see that on either side of the tunnel is a narrow passage cut into the rock.
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