Chapter 1: Tragic News

A friend of the investigators stands accused of the murder of her husband, due to insanity. It is up to the companions to find out what drove her to commit this terrible deed.

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Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:11 am

OOC:   Please read the note in the Chat before you read this.  


Monday, September 9th 1929
Arkham, Massachusetts


Those opening the Arkham Advertiser on this fine morning would be greeted by this shocking news:

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What will the companions make of this?

OOC:   Isadora is probably in Boston and wouldn't see it, but one of the others can inform her.  
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:36 pm

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Henry looks up from his notes at Alice who is sitting on the couch reading the newspaper.

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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:35 pm

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Alice shows Henry the newspaper article, clutched in her trembling hand. She has known Margaret Hannigan for some time from the secretarial pool. "I can scarcely believe Margaret would do such a thing!" she exclaims.
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:00 pm

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"Yes, there's something not quite right here. The woman didn't seem like she'd hurt a fly. Still I don't suppose there's much we can do to help. Isadora will be most upset though. I wonder if she's heard?"
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:15 am

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"I don't know," says Alice, "but it's better that she hear it from us than that she read it in the newspaper first. She and Margaret had been close friends. I'll give her a call."
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:17 am

Isadora is stunned at the news, and decides to travel to Arkham at once. They agree to meet at 12pm in the Garden Cafe, W College St., during Alice's lunch hour.
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:48 pm

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora shows up 15 minutes late. Her eyes are red from crying. She's dressed in black. She puts down a heavy suitcase... which seems too heavy to contain just a couple days worth of fresh clothes.

"I can't believe this..." she whispers.

"Poor Thomas, poor Margaret! And little Tabitha!"

She dries her eyes with a black silk handkerchief.

"I talked to her on the phone, about three months ago. She wasn't very talkative... She said she was very tired and had to go. "
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:06 pm

Spoiler:
Let's get Harrison involved at some point too!
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:58 pm

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"i suppose Tabitha will go to Elizabeth." muses Henry.

"Are you considering visiting Margaret, at the Sanatorium I mean?"
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:24 am

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"Yes, I think we should," says Alice. "Elizabeth will have to take Tabitha, I suppose. At least she's probably too little to remember any of this later." She gives Isadora a hug. "It's good to see you again, though I wish the circumstances were better. Have you got what I think you do in there?" she adds with a glance at the suitcase.
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby evil_scientist » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:44 am

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Mr. Handy wrote:"It's good to see you again, though I wish the circumstances were better. Have you got what I think you do in there?" she adds with a glance at the suitcase.

Isadora nods.

"There is a fatal pattern to our investigations... I'm prepared for the worst. Hope for the best - whatever the best might be in these circumstances. I hope Margaret recovers."
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:22 am

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"How is George?" enquires Henry.
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:36 am

Spoiler:
Could we assume that Harrison has been invited to this meeting too? Or will he get involved some other way?
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:59 am

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"Say isn't that Harrison at the corner table with the young lady?"
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 am

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"I believe you're right," says Alice. "I'm curious who she is. Shall we go over and see?"
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby Starspawn338 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:20 am

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Harrison seems intent on his conversation with his lunch companion.
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:25 am

Henry Glynn
"Let's have them join us."
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:57 am

Isadora Carmichael
innsmouth wrote:"How is George?" enquires Henry.

"He's fine: for a change, he isn't busy working... He is at a Theosophist retreat near Lake Michigan."

She too notices Harrison.

"What a coincidence! Yes, let's invite him to our table!"
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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby innsmouth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:56 am

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"That will be very pleasant for him."

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Re: Chapter 1: Tragic News

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:03 am

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"Henry did! Thank you so much for the autographed copy. He liked it very much... Me... Well, I started reading it, but it brought back some bad memories, and I couldn't go on. Sorry..."
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