Chapter 6: The House

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 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:10 pm

Saturday, September 14th

Hannigan Residence, West College St., Arkham

10am


The investigators meet outside The Bosworth House, ready to do some exploring. The house isn’t really visible from the road, being set well back within its lovingly-tended garden, but as they enter the front gate, they are able to get a good view of it. Those familiar with the Federal style can see that it has been extensively re-modeled.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Starspawn338 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:15 pm

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Before going in, Harrison is going to walk around the house to get an idea of the external dimensions. He wants to fix the exterior in his mind as they go inside to ensure that the inside matches the outside. He makes note of the landscaping and garden approvingly.

"Such a lovely house but it makes me feel sad for some reason." He opines.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:05 pm

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"It seems so peaceful," says Alice. "It's hard to imagine anything bad happening here."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:05 am

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I'll supply a layout of the house after you've finished exploring.


Alice unlocks the door and the companions enter the hall. A staircase is on the right-hand side, next to a door which opens out on what looks like a living room. There is another closed door on the opposite side on the left. Further doors are visible down the hall.

The floor is Parquet and the walls have wood paneling. Several framed photographs, some of the Hannigans and others of Beth and what must be other family members hang from the walls, as do some works of art. Isadora might recognize one of her own paintings on the wall. A telephone stands on a small mahogany table, next to which is an address book.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:20 am

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"There's no wallpaper in here," says Alice. "It must be in one or more of the other rooms." She picks up the address book and looks through it.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:43 pm

Contained within are addresses and telephone numbers for the Hannigan and Carter-Field families and various other people, including Dr. Arnold Dwight.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby innsmouth » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:03 pm

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"Looks like a nice place." says Henry as he goes towards the door and looks through to the living room.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm

"A strange and unwelcoming house," Isadora murmurs.

Isadora walks over and examines a painting - one that is not her own work. It depicts a royal court, but appears to be somewhat unfinished or otherwise off. Is it perhaps by any artist she recognizes? Or in a familiar style? Can she understand, why does it give her such uncanny feelings?

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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:14 pm

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Alice also takes a look into the living room, thinking it best that they don't get separated.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Starspawn338 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm

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Harrison follows the others into the living room. "Which is the room that she was locked up in?" He says quietly.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:28 pm

Isadora Carmichael

"...what in Heaven's name?" Isadora mumbles, and rubs her eyes. She touches the wall in disbelief.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:10 pm

The companions enter the living room. It looks very comfortable and urbane, with ample seating, and is sunny and inviting. The furniture is Art Nouveau. A piano and a cello also stand in the room. On top of the piano some family photographs rest.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:28 pm

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora finds herself inexplicably drawn to the piano. She taps out a few notes on the keys, but although the tune seems familiar, she cannot recall where or when she has heard it.

"Friends? Do you recognize this melody?"

She tries to play it again.

Then she examines the photos. Who do they depict? In what settings?
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:38 pm

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The tune is unfamiliar to all.


The photographs are studio portraits of the Hannigans, including Tabitha.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Starspawn338 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:11 pm

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"There's something about this house..." Harrison trails off and then snaps out of his introspection to continue. "It's not here though. We need to go to the room she was forced to stay in."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:17 pm

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"I don't recognize the tune," says Alice with a shrug. "All right, let's go find her room. It's probably upstairs."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:31 pm

Isadora Carmichael

Starspawn338 wrote:"There's something about this house..." Harrison trails off and then snaps out of his introspection to continue. "It's not here though. We need to go to the room she was forced to stay in."


Isadora nods. "I feel it too. Something is... off."

Before following the others to the room, Isadora picks up a photo of Tabitha, and takes it with herself.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:31 pm

The stairs lead up to a landing, with polished floors and plastered walls. From the windows in front of them, the companions are able to see a graveyard to the northeast. A veranda is accessible from this spot, and another door leads from that to another room. There are three doors all along the corridor, which curves along to the right at the end of the hall.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:38 pm

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"Let's try the doors along the corridor first in order, one at a time," suggests Alice.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Starspawn338 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:00 pm

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"Sounds good to me."

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The corridor curves? It's not a straight line corridor?
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