August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Portland, Maine
August, 1928.
Steven Gilbert is a wealthy businessman, a leading exponent of the bourgeoisie of the roaring twenties. He sees his heritage project going up in smoke, when Timothy, his only six-year-old son, disappears.
A group of investigators will try to find his missing son. The group may include:

1) Police detectives
2) Private detective hired by Gilbert
3) Relatives or friends strongly motivated to find the missing kid

But Timothy´s disappearance is not the only gloomy burden weighing on the Gilbert family. Alyssa, Timothy's mother, committed suicide one year ago, and the reason for such an extreme action is still obscure.

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Re: August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Postby robertod » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:57 pm

"Ivy's action does not call for the men's attention. Their attention is called by the presence of the girl in the boat.
One of the men gets on the ramp connecting the boat to the dock. He aims the flashlight on the hull and moves the beam among the barrels.
As the light illuminates the scared face of the girl, the man vents his anger and exclaims."

"It is Vera! Damn it! ."

"I had told Croockey that she had to be locked up.
Go and get her, soon! And be careful not to kill her."


The four men run to the boat and point their flashlights to her. Vera
remains motionless in panic, with the knife in her hand as a disperate defense.
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Re: August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:25 pm

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"At least they're not going to kill her," whispers Kathryn, "but they may have something worse planned. Still, we have time to rescue her, so we can wait and see what happens first. If we do rescue her, she'll be grateful, and she may tell us how to get to K'n-yeil."
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Re: August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Postby jp1885 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:20 am

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"The Crookey family is in league with the Andersons, remember?" Ivy hisses to the others. "Perhaps we should assist this young lady."

In an attempt to distract at least some of the men, tries to push some of the barrels off the cart.
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Re: August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:41 pm

"No need for silence now,"Michael mutters, "with them barrels makin' one hell of a racket." He fires a shot directly into the nearest barrel, hoping the men will be more concerned about the booze inside than the woman."Freeze! Federal agents got ya surrounded! You're under arrest for violatin' the Volstead Act." It's a bluff, but he hopes it will give them enough time to get the woman out of danger.
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Re: August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Postby robertod » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:13 pm

The five men react immediately and one of them swears something. Two of them gets on the boat, trying to catch the girl. She makes a scream of fear and then starts moving quickly among the barrels.

The other three men point their flashlights at the barrels and cart, so that their shapes become invisible to investigators.
One of them has already begun to shoot at the origin of Michael's voice.

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robertod rolled 1d100:
64


Michael feels the blow of the bullet hitting the barrel next to him.
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Re: August 18 - 10.00 PM - The Croockey Inn

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:51 pm

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Seeing that subtlety has now gone out the window, Kathryn fires at the man who had just shot from her position of cover behind the barrels, thankful that the flashlights and muzzle flash had lit him up nicely. Her gunfire is far more accurate than his, and her bullet strikes home.

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Firearms(Handgun) roll (65% skill) shooting at the goon who just fired:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
27

Damage to goon:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d10:
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