Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

December 1880. The characters are tasked to assist in the case of a suspected haunting by a recently murdered landowner on Dartmoor. Investigations will drag them into a confrontation with an ancient horror, and a terrible curse.

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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Philulhu » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:13 am

Captain FitzWilliam followed Percy down the corridor. ”Do you think there may be an attic?”

He looked across at Melody. ”Where are the servants’ quarters?” he asked.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby aine » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 pm

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"Well, if it's not too much trouble, we'd like to talk to you when you have finished your lessons, maybe when Ursula is having her lunch?" Isolde smiles at Ursula and then looks back at Josephine. "And, as one governess to another, I'd love to look round the grounds with a like-minded creature and wondered if you'd do me the honour when you are at liberty."
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Raiko » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:40 pm

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"Yes Captain, the servants' quarters are up in the attic, up those stairs."

Melody indicates some stairs that lead up from the corridor.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Philulhu » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:25 pm

”Might we take a quick look, while the servants are otherwise engaged?” asked Captain FitzWilliam. He had hoped to find that the attic was unused and available for someone to hide in, but that sounded unlikely. Nevertheless, it would be good to rule out the possibility.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Raiko » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:22 am

"I don't think anyone will mind."

Melody will lead the way up the stairs.

OOC:   I think there might be more than just the servants room, but I'm not sure.  
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 am

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"Right," says Alexander, following her up to the attic.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Philulhu » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:34 pm

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When we get up there, Captain FitzWilliam is looking for doors, hatches, etc. that lead to other areas where someone might hide, rather than the servant’s quarters per se.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:10 pm

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“Well, I assume that we’ll be having lunch together with Lady Bargrove says Josephine. “Perhaps we can speak then. Lunch should be soon.”


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On the other side of the house Percy comes across more rooms. The doors are closed. There is a corridor stretching away which turns to the left.


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Everyone else, The others climb the stairs to the attic. There are a couple of doors behind them, while a corridor stretches out in front. Doors branch off to the side. Melody’s room is on the right. Nothing looks out of place.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Rooter » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:17 pm

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Percy heads along the corridor trying each of the doors in turn to get an idea of what the rooms contain.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Philulhu » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:36 pm

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Captain FitzWilliam walked along the corridor. ”Are you aware of any of these doors that don’t lead to servants’ bedrooms?” he asked Melody.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby aine » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:40 pm

Isolde looks out upon the frozen moor, "It is about recent events, if you take my meaning. Maybe after lunch, when it is convenient." She rises and looks at Ursula's workbook. "What pretty writing, and good use of language too, Ursula. Your teaching does you credit!" She smiles at both tutor and student and then walks quietly out.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

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"I wonder where the storage room is," says Alexander. "There could be all sorts of interesting old things kept there."
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:56 am

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Percy tries both doors adjacent to him, and both open. Each are comfortable-looking bathrooms. There are further rooms down the corridor.


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Howard should be able to help you if someone wants to find him.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Rooter » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:02 am

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Percy continues, hoping to discover a study or office perhaps.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:55 pm

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There is a door on the right. Percy opens it and discovers a bedroom, which is dominated by a very old four-poster bed. The others furnishings; wardrobe, chest of drawers etc., are also of age. There is a pile of books by the bed.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Rooter » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:46 pm

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Curious, Percy moves inside the bedroom and looks over the titles of the books.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:05 pm

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"Which room is Howard's?" Alexander asks Melody. "He'll know his way about."
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:59 am

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The titles are all about ghosts, spirits and the supernatural.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby Rooter » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:04 am

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Percy withdraws from the bedroom, closing the door behind him, and proceeds along the corridor trying the other doors to see what the remaining rooms are.
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Re: Chapter 4: Bargrove Hall

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:32 pm

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Percy turns left at the end of the corridor. It comes to a stop at another door, and there are two more doors on either side. Investigating them, he finds that they are unused bedrooms, with furniture covered in dusty sheets. This part of the house hasn't been used for a long time.

The room at the end though has the appearance of having been a study. There is a large desk against the wall and several trophies mount the wall. The furniture here too is covered, but more recently.
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