The Common Room

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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The Common Room

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:58 am

This is an area for OOC chat.

Welcome to the game! We'll begin as soon as the characters are ready.

To speed things up, shall we have Isadora visiting Alice in Arkham when the adventure begins? Isadora will need to decide if she wants to bring anything in particular with her.

Please welcome Starspawn338 who will join us for this game.

One other point, mainly for those of you whose characters study or work at Miskatonic - you must be aware that any action which might be considered reckless, strange or inappropriate could have a severe impact on your standing in the university community, even if it isn't necessarily illegal. So be careful!
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Re: The Common Room

Postby innsmouth » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:19 pm

How much time has passed since the last adventure?
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Re: The Common Room

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:52 am

We'll begin in late February, so 3 months. I believe American universities are open then; please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby andyw666 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:23 am

Hi Team! Balzac is back and ready for Arkham's finest food, coffee, and Cthulhoid menace over a Gauloises cigarette.

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Re: The Common Room

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:51 am

Thanks for letting me join you all. Let me know if there is anything about my character that I should change to fit in better with what's been going on.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:58 am

Your character looks fine Starspawn.

Why don't you all just give us a little detail about what your character is doing now or since the events of the last adventure to give us some context, and then I will start the mystery. Alice will again be approached as she has become the University's go-to person for looking into odd occurrences, and she can assemble her friends. Harrison will have to come up with his own reason to investigate, and either find some way to join the companions (their paths will no doubt cross at some point) or investigate independently. I might keep his thread separate at first, as he might have knowledge that the others wouldn't, being a student and all.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby andyw666 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:49 am

Henri Balzac's career had not been progressing well of late. His recent bizarre experiences have convinced him that there is a hidden world of new science waiting to be discovered and utilised for the good of humanity. And a Nobel in it for someone worthy. The available evidence has all been found in New England and so the Montreal based academic had been spending a great deal of time away from his workplace.

Further, Balzac's colleagues have become very concerned by his increasingly erratic behaviour and strange research. Finally, Balzac has been involved in a few embarrassing and quickly hushed up arrests in Boston, in houses of ill - if not strange - repute. Despite his claims that this was where his admittedly dark research was taking him, Montreal U was having none of it and Balzac was quietly given his marching papers.

Fortunately, he has a number of friends and colleagues at Miskatonic who are still sufficiently enamoured by his skills that they are willing to overlook his eccentricities. For now. A position was found for him in the Medical School.

Balzac quietly dreams of a world where invisible beasts can be summoned to draw your carriage (or lay waste your enemies) and the dead can be brought back to life...
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Re: The Common Room

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:47 am

Alice has been very busy, both at work and with helping prepare for Emily's wedding. What free time she has, she has been spending with Henry.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby evil_scientist » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:11 pm

Isadora had to catch up with her art projects, including the selection and annotation of her pictures for photographic reproduction in a gallery catalog.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby innsmouth » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:17 pm

Henry has just delivered his manuscript for The Music of Dr Cazlab to his publisher in Boston and is waiting to hear their thoughts on publication. He has been helping Alice prepare for her cousin Emily's wedding in April which is due to be quite a grand affair. He has used some savings to purchase a sapphire ring and hidden it in a drawer in his Arkham lodgings. He still hasn't deciphered the writing on the postcard he received from Balzac in the autumn.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby Starspawn338 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:19 am

Since I'm a student and haven't felt the passage of time, having not been involved in any grand adventures to this point, I'll just be living the life of a grad student.

I will also try to listen to the various rumors about what happened to poor Albert and find out any information about the people who brought him back.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:57 am

Monday February 25, 1929

The bright and sunny winter’s morning finds the usually serene campus of Miskatonic University abuzz with rumour and gossip, tinged with shock and horror. A body was found in the early hours, laying across the steps of the Orne Library. Frank Charlton was an undergraduate in philosophy, with a particular interest in medieval metaphysics. Nobody had seen him for almost 24 hours previously, and worried friends were considering making a police report. Various rumours abound concerning his fate, with both suicide and murder the most common. Police are witnessed on campus, and the library is closed for the day while the investigation of the scene is conducted.

Later in the morning, another rumour surfaces. Gossip has it that a female student, Vittoria Nangelo, was attacked last night. She hasn’t been seen in classes, and friends making enquiries about her were told that she is undergoing hospital treatment, but no more details are known.

OOC:   I will divide up the threads until you all come together.  
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Re: The Common Room

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:59 am

Alice and Isadora can now join thread 1d. I’ll set up Henry’s later.
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Re: The Common Room

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

We'll move to Chapter 2 now.

Innsmouth - sorry for the long delay, but Henry is back in the action! Let's get Henry stuck in - show them who's boss.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby andyw666 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:36 am

@Mr Handy - Good answer!
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Re: The Common Room

Postby andyw666 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:20 am

HD - think I might need a break from gaming. I'd be grateful if you could NPC Balzac. Ta. - Andy
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Re: The Common Room

Postby evil_scientist » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:34 pm

That's unfortunate! But also, a break can be healthy.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Sorry about the slow pace. When Mr. Handy returns, Henry, Alice, Isadora and Harrison can think about what to do next about Asenath's requirement. Balzac had a telegram about a sick relative so he'll have to return to Canada. Make a plan and I'll start a new thread.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:32 pm

Isadora's plan: first we should go an take a look at the museum and the bracelets, just as casual visitors.
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Re: The Common Room

Postby Starspawn338 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:12 pm

I agree with Isadora. Let's go to the museum and look at the bracelets and see what's written about them in the display and then do some research on them to see what we can find out.
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