Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

The strange death of a student on the Miskatonic University campus involves the investigators again in a chain of horrific events. What is the link with the bizarre experiments conducted by the notorious Herbert West?

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Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Delaying the visit to the Desolate Highway Café for now, the investigators head over to the Orne Library to find the place from which Frank Charlton met his death.

On the way, they are lucky to meet Henry Glynn, fresh from his visit to the local police. They fill each other in on their findings, and then resume their short journey to the library.

Unfortunately, that worthy institution is closed. A sign hangs on the door, notifying that it will reopen in the morning, at the usual time of 8am.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby Starspawn338 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:01 pm

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"Do any of you have the authority to get the building opened for us to investigate?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby innsmouth » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:28 pm

Henry Glynn

"Hello old friend!" Henry is delighted to see Balzac.

Henry proceeds to introduce himself to Harrison:

"I don't believe we've met. I'm Henry Glynn - perhaps you've read one of my books?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:17 am

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"I don't have the authority," says Alice, "but Dr. Bricknell might. I can ask him if he can get us access to the roof."
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby Starspawn338 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:49 am

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"Harrison Matthews. I'm sorry but I don't get to do much pleasure reading." Harrison smiles. "Pleased to meet you."
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby andyw666 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:56 am

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Balzac beams happily. "M. Glynn, it is always the pleasure to catch up. We are all reunited, ready for more travails."

"But I must tell your about this most interesting mystery."
Balzac quickly summarises for Henry the coroner's findings.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:07 am

Just then the door opens and someone comes out. It is Daniel Reardon, the student librarian. He is wearing his coat, and is surprised to see the investigators.

“Oh!” he exclaims. “Sorry but we closed because of the police investigation. We’ll be open again tomorrow.”

He recognizes Alice. “You’re Alice Stanton, aren’t you? If you need something particular, I’m sure nobody will mind. The police aren’t looking around in here anymore. Just don’t take too long though.”
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby andyw666 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:14 am

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Balzac points into the library.

"Come, mes amis, let's see what mysteries the library can reveal."
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:15 pm

Daniel lets the companions into the library and they make their way up the stairs, eventually finding the door to the roof.

Ordinarily kept locked, it has obviously been bashed in with great force. The lock and door handle lay on the floor, their former position marked by a splintered mess.

A line of police tape covers the doorway.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby Starspawn338 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:01 pm

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Harrison examines to door to see if there are any markings to show what was used to smash the door (e.g. hammer, crowbar, fists...).
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:20 am

There are no tool marks around the door or the lock.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:48 am

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Alice peers past the police tape to see what's visible on the roof itself.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:03 am

What can be seen of the roof from the door looks very ordinary, there is nothing of interest.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby andyw666 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:36 am

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Balzac peers at the police tape.

"Is there some way to move the tape, to get into the roof, I wonder?"
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:03 am

The tape looks like it could be moved, and replaced after. Of course, the companions run the risk of trespassing on a crime scene.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby andyw666 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:11 am

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"Time, as we say in medicine, to carpe the Hell out of that diem. With apologies to Horace."

Balzac had a quick, guilty look around then carefully moves the tape, stepping out onto the roof. He is careful to hopefully not be seen and even more hopefully not fall off. Balzac starts looking about.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:14 am

The roof is bare and there is nothing to find. Peering over the side, the companions would be able to see the steps below where Frank Charlton met his fate – for the second time?
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby innsmouth » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Henry Glynn

"Shall we call on Biff Williams next? In fact I was on my way to do so when I ran into you lot."
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:42 am

Spoiler:
Alice was given Biff's location. He's being accommodated in the the East dorm.
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Re: Chapter 2: Campus of Horror

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:08 am

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"Yes, let's go," says Alice. "We still have time before we go to the café. He's in the East Dorm."
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