Chapter 1: The Society Meets

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 1: The Society Meets

Postby Raiko » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 pm

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I stand corrected. :)
I'm not surprised, I know that Queens were a controversial concept in medieval times (e.g. Matilda), and even the later Tudor queens. Quite ironic given how many of the greatest English/British monarchs ended up being Queens!
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 am

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There's no other heir. Ursula is the only child.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Philulhu » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:55 am

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Are there any surviving male relatives from the other brothers? Specifically, anyone who might inherit the title?
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:02 pm

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None, Ursula is the only heir to the Bargrove estate, after Amanda of course.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Raiko » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:24 pm

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While the others are scrutinising books full of peerage records, Melody asks, "Is there anything that you would you like me to purchase? And shall I book tickets for the train?"

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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Philulhu » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:25 pm

”I think we should wait and hear what the solicitor has to say tomorrow,” said Captain FitzWilliam. ”This mystery is intriguing, but let us find out more before we make further plans.”
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby aine » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:38 pm

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Sorry, looks like my post didn't post yesterday. It was something along the lines of...

"It must be a powerful curse to cause so many deaths. Something terrible must have happened to the family a long time ago. Or one of the men did something unspeakable; a curse is often a form of revenge.
We would have to go back through the Allingtons' history to find out when the men were still living past the age of 40. That might be when the trouble started. Of course, the barrister might know, unless he is newly appointed." says Isolde from the depths of a book.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

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"We do have some time for additional research in the morning," suggests Alexander. "We could pursue that angle of research then and go into the solicitor's office better prepared."
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Philulhu » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:07 am

”That sounds like a solid plan, Dr. Campbell,” said Captain FitzWilliam. ”But where would we find such information?”
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby aine » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:43 pm

"We could try the registry office- births and deaths. That might also show us if the curse is related to the family at home or to any member, wherever they live." Isolde stifles a yawn. "We could meet again there tomorrow."
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:23 pm

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Shall I move to the next day then?
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Philulhu » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:34 pm

”Is that the place at Somerset House?” asked Captain FitzWilliam. ”Will we need an appointment, do you think?
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Raiko » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:03 am

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OOC:   I'm okay to move onto the net day.
If we can't find enough detail of the longevity of earlier ancestors in London, an alternative later when we get to Devon might be to check the family gravestones and the church records at the local church (or the family might have private graves / tombs on the estate.  
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:07 am

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No need for an appointment. I can start the next part later this morning.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:31 am

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I'm ready to move on to the next day too.
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Re: Chapter 1: The Society Meets

Postby Philulhu » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:14 am

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I’m happy to move on.
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