Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

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 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby HoneyDog » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:25 am

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The door to the library is standing wide open. The entrance is dark and forbidding. Thunder rumbles across the sky outside the window.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Philulhu » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:37 am

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I assume that FitzWilliam can see Melody? Is there a light switch in the hall? (I’m not sure if they have electric lighting, or are they still using gas?)
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Raiko » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:30 am

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After halting for a second at the threshold,Melody cautiously steps into the library.

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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:35 am

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FitzWilliam flicks the light switch and the room is filled with light. The companions look around, but apart from the usual furniture and books, it seems to be empty.

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Isolde, wrapped in her warm blankets, is in danger of falling asleep. But suddenly, she hears a scratching at the adjacent door which leads to the schoolroom.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Philulhu » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:47 am

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Captain FitzWilliam stepped carefully into the library and looked around and beneath the furniture to see if he could see what caused the crashing noise.

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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby aine » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:38 pm

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Isolde starts from a near doze as she heats the scratching. Quietly she goes to the door and listens. All seems silent so, holding a candle, she opens the door quietly and looks in. (Listen roll:96%!)
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Raiko » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:50 am

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OOC:   Can Melody see what caused the crash? I assume her spot hidden as she entered the library still counts?  


If Melody spots anything, she points it out to the Captain.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:22 am

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The pair look around the library, but nothing seems to be out of place. What could have made the crash?
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Isolde can see nothing out of place in the light of the flickering candle as she strains her ears to listen. Wait! Did something move in the far corner?


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Pacing around the study, Alexander happens to glance at the window and he freezes. Just for a split second, he thinks he saw the silhouette of a face at the window.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Philulhu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:34 am

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Captain FitzWilliam took another turn around the library. ”Judging by the noise,” he said to Melody, ”You would have thought that a piece of furniture had fallen over, but there’s no obvious sign.” He looked around the room again. ”Could it be the window shutters?” he wondered, and he went to the window to check.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:22 am

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The shutters are secured in place. Outside, the rain streams down.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Philulhu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:12 am

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And no sign of anything being disturbed in the room?
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:23 pm

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Nothing! Could anything have been unusual when you first got to the room?
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Philulhu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:01 pm

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Sorry, I missed your earlier prompt for an idea roll!

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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Raiko » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:52 pm

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OOC: Since you hint about when we arrived, could I just clarify, before rolling - are the shutters closed? And we could see the storm outside when we arrived?

If that's not it then I'm still stumped. So here is Melody's idea roll:

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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby aine » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:21 pm

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Isolde is just about to close the door, 'Mice, most likely.' She thinks and then possibly sees something dark flit across the opposite corner. 'Maybe just a shadow from the flickering curtain' She looks to see if the curtain is moving. 'I hope it's not a rat!' She tip toes into the room to check the corner better.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:27 am

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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:52 pm

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The thought occurs simultaneously – the door to the library was open when they arrived. Isn’t it usually shut?

As our heroes glance towards the heavy door, it begins to creak on its hinges, slowly swinging towards the closed position…


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As Isolde searches for the source of her interest in the faintly lit darkness, the windows battered by the pouring rain outside, the door to the bedroom crashes shut behind her.


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It’s difficult to see anything with the rain and the reflection from the light, but from the corner of his eye Alexander discerns some faint movement outside.


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Percy has been thoroughly bored up to now on his watch, so much so that he fell asleep, fatigued with the late nights and the rich food. He awakes with a start as he realizes someone is in the room! At that moment, the door bangs shut.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Philulhu » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:41 pm

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”What on earth...?!” shouted Captain FitzWilliam and he ran towards the closing door. As he ran, he snatched up a heavy book from the shelves, in order to use to prevent the door from closing.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby aine » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:15 pm

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Isolde jumps. She quickly cups the candle in her hand to protect the flame. Her heart is pounding. 'No wonder she has nightmares; this room is frightening!" She thinks as she spins slowly round, looking about with wide eyes and her ears full of the sound of her thumping heart.
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Re: Chapter 6: The Death of Lord Bargrove

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:32 am

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