Chapter 3: Asenath

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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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby innsmouth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:27 am

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"That went well. We're about as welcome as Balzac. What now?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby andyw666 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 pm

OOC:   Hey! Balzac didn't get actively sneered at and snubbed!  
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:56 pm

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HoneyDog wrote:“I believe she was. But maybe you should ask her yourself.”

Simon raises an eyebrow. “Why all the sudden interest in Asenath?”

"Isn't everyone interested in Asenath? I'd ask her myself but I've never actually met her and there's something intimidating about just walking up to her." Harrison pauses and looks plaintively at Simon. "Could you maybe introduce us?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:41 am

“Feeling brave, eh?” chortles Simon, although he seems a bit nervous. “Sure, it’s probably time you met her. Be warned, though, she’s not afraid to say what she thinks.”

He leads the way over to where Asenath is with some other students.

“Hello, Asenath!” he says loudly, getting her attention. “I’d like to introduce you to some friends. You might have seen Harrison Matthews around the campus. He’s in graduate school too – history. This is his friend Isadora Carmichael, an artist and member of the Theosophical Society. Harrison, Isadora, this is Asenath Derby.”

Asenath regards them both in silence, as if sizing them up. Although beautiful, up close her intensity is a little unnerving.
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby andyw666 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:18 am

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Balzac commences the chess game against himself with an unorthodox and reckless attack. Caught by surprise, he finds himself losing pieces and frantically shoring up his defences. He grunts, impressed by the tactics and his eyes narrow through French tobacco smoke as he considers a counter-attack...
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:35 am

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"Well, she did seem like she might be interested in me," says Alice. "I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, but maybe I should try talking to her without you. She has the most haunting eyes I've ever seen."
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby innsmouth » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:22 am

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"Yes, that might be worth a try. I'll go and help Balzac lose to himself at chess."
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:33 pm

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"Nice to meet you, Asenath. I'm sorry about Frank Charlton. I've heard he was a friend of yours."
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:18 pm

Asenath nods her head almost imperceptibly.

“Yes, I knew Frank she says in a voice which seems out of place to her appearance. “It’s tragic.” She doesn’t seem particularly upset though.
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:46 pm

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Alice walks up to the table. "Hello," she says to Asenath. "I'm Alice Stanton. Would you mind if I ask you a few questions?"
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Starspawn338 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:49 pm

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"Pleased to meet you Asenath." Harrison says with a polite bowing of his head. Then he steps to the side as Alice comes forward.
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby andyw666 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:55 am

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Balzac waves at Henry. "Mon Ami, come join me for a cigarette and some bad wine. You must help me with this chess game. I am proving to be the dangerous and wily opponent, and I am losing at a rate of knots." Cigarettes are shared and "teacups" ordered...
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby innsmouth » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:31 am

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Henry watches with interest as Balzac makes an error with the white Queen but fails to take it with a black Knight.
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:56 pm

Asenath ignores Harrison and speaks to Alice directly.

“I know who you are. You work for the University. Why do you want to talk to me?”
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:57 am

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"It's regarding the untimely demise of Frank Charlton," says Alice. "I'd like to ask you some things about him, please."
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:32 am

“And why exactly should I talk to you, Miss Stanton?” replies Asenath with a smirk. She fixes Alice with her strange gaze.
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:05 pm

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Alice returns Asenath's stare and gives her a smile. "Why, because you have absolutely nothing to hide," she says.
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:39 am

Asenath shakes her head slowly and wags her finger.

“No, whether I have anything to hide or not, which I don’t, is irrelevant. The question is, I repeat, why should I talk to you?”

Asenath’s gaze is more intense now. Her eyes seem to Alice to be filling the room.

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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:33 pm

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Alice steels her mind, meeting Asenath's gaze without blinking. "You'll find I'm much more pleasant to speak to than the police," she says.

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POW x 5 roll (65% stat) when Asenath stares:
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Re: Chapter 3: Asenath

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:56 am

Unfazed by Alice’s resilience, Asenath continues, smiling.

“Ah, but if I was obliged to talk to the police, then you wouldn’t get to hear what I have to say anyway, would you? I already told you, I have nothing to hide. You cannot threaten me with something I don't fear.”

She sips from her cup and shrugs her shoulders. “Quid pro quo, Alice. I can help you, but you and your companions will have to help me.”
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