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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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:30 am

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"I had a feeling there might be," says Alice, rummaging through the cabinet and picking out clothes. "We can read it later, when we're out of the house. Isadora can tell you what happened. From now on, nobody goes anywhere in the house alone. I'll stay with her while she changes." She takes out a turquoise sweater. "It's your color, Isadora."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:21 am

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Harrison brushes off what water drops he can and looks for something to dry himself off with. He isn't able to understand just what has happened or what Isadora is mumbling about but it is clear that they've confirmed their working theory that something in the house is not natural. As Alice is attending to Isadora, he goes over to the bed and lies down on the side he imagines would be Margaret's and looks at the room from that perspective.
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Do the patterns on the wall look any different from the bed?
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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No, it looks the same.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:24 am

Isadora Carmichael

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Isadora walks into the bedroom, still shaking from the cold water.

Then she stares at the walls.

"It's all moving," she whispers to anyone who's next to her (Alice?), in sheer terror. "The patterns are crawling all over the wall... Can't you see it?"
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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"No, I can't," says Alice, worried for her. "Quickly, get these clothes on, and then we'd better get you out of this house."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:53 am

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Would you all like to leave the house now?
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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"Let's get Isabel out of here. I'm not sure what else we can find out at this point." Harrison offers. "I will need to get a change of clothes too."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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"Likewise," says Alice, still dripping water on the floor. "The rest of us can return later and finish exploring after we've had a chance to read that diary, but Isadora can't set foot here again."

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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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Concerned for Isadora, the companions leave the bedroom and return to the stairs. As they begin to descend, the telephone in the hallway begins to ring.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:40 pm

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora walks down the stairs, but suddenly lets out a silent scream, and leans heavy onto the person who is helping her descend. Her eyes are closed.

"It's all changing, the patterns are all changing," she says. Then the phone rings... "No-no-no, let's get out of here, don't pick up the phone, please!"
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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Alice puts an arm around Isadora and guides her outside. If one of the others wants to answer the phone, he can.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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Ignoring the phone, the companions rush out the door and stand outside, breathing heavily. In a few moments, the phone stops ringing.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:12 am

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"Could that have been Beth on the phone?" asks Alice. "Nobody else would know anyone might be here."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:45 am

Isadora Carmichael

Isadora gathers all her strength, and looks back at the house from the outside.

"Possible... We can try call her from a public phone. I don't trust anything in that house," she answers Alice's question.

If there is a public phone nearby, she contacts Beth. Her hands are shaking, and she drops the coins a couple of times before she is able to place a call.
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:12 pm

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“Why, yes, that was me calling, Isadora says Beth. “I wanted to let you know that Dr. Dwight has agreed to talk to you. He said he had some accounts to go over and will be in his office from 1pm tomorrow afternoon. It’s very close to the university. Say, you sound a little… strained. Is everything okay?”
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:35 pm

Isadora Carmichael
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"I'm fine, don't worry. Not enough sleep," Isadora tries to brush it off. "Thank you for the information, we will visit him tomorrow!"


After the phone call, Isadora shares the news with the others.

"Dr. Dwight has agreed to talk to us. He said he had some accounts to go over and will be in his office from 1pm tomorrow afternoon. It’s very close to the university."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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"That sounds good," says Alice. "That gives us the rest of the day to go over the diary and follow up on anything we find there. Was it Beth who called the house?"
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby evil_scientist » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:24 pm

Isadora Carmichael

"Yes, it was Beth... But..." she pauses, now feeling some shame for her flight from the house. "...but you agree that we couldn't risk picking up the phone? We cannot trust anything inside that mansion."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

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"Yes, I can see how dangerous its influence is," says Alice. "One man is already dead, and you might easily have died too."
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Re: Chapter 6: The House

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:29 am

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So you can visit Dr. Dwight on Sunday and the Town Hall property records on Wednesday. In the meantime you can peruse Margaret’s diary.

First though you’ll have to go home and change. I presume Isdora is staying at a hotel – I recommend the high end Hotel Miskatonic in West College Street. You can get together after lunch and look at the diary together.
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