August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

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.

Moderator: robertod

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby robertod » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:45 am

The woman answers, but seems to find the question strange.
"Me... ´bout my cow's milk ... and the wheat in the field. It´s two moons still ´fore the harvest...
and then.. I care the others get fish.. you got food where you come from? Is that why you are here?
"
robertod
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:00 am

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:44 am

Image

"What did the guy from the sea look like?" asks Kathryn. She describes Carson. "Did he look like that?"
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 35378
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby robertod » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:49 pm

The woman say no with the head.
"The man you look for comes here every week. Comes from over the sea every week. The grains of our fields ... they do something with them and then they make barrels.. a lot of barrels. The man comes from the sea to pick the barrels.. then goes back to the sea... he needs to do that... because of the fishes we take from the sea."

She says this the way a tribesman would speak of his mythic life cyrcle.
robertod
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:00 am

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 am

Image

"Was the boy with him?" asks Kathryn.
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 35378
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:44 pm

Figuring these guys are just a bunch of numbskulls, Michael casually strolls over to the womenfolk to see what's going on.
User avatar
VictoriaSilverwolf
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1444
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Location: Chattanooga Tennessee USA

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby robertod » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:15 am

The woman shakes her head.
"The boy was with the man today only. They being here the sun was a little higher in the sky. Other days, this man took the barrels at the dock to put them on his boat. Never came near here."
robertod
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:00 am

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:31 am

Image

"What does the man's boat look like?" asks Kathryn. "Is it still here on the island?"
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 35378
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby jp1885 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:06 pm

Image

Growing increasingly impatient with these slow-witted locals, Ivy keeps tight-lipped while the others ask questions, lest she lose her temper.
User avatar
jp1885
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Herefordshire, UK

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby robertod » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:43 am

"Small boat .. only the man and child"
The woman points her finger at a point on the beach, to the west.
" Overthere... near the Jennings' house ... the one in front of the Anderson's big house."

Another woman is staring at Ivy's jacket with curiosity. She notes that it looks very different from her vest, which is made from rough wool. She asks Ivy:
"What kind of animal you killed to get this?"

Image
robertod
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:00 am

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:58 am

Image

"Thank you," says Kathryn with a smile, now having confirmed that they are both still on the island. "Do you know which way they went from there?"
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 35378
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby jp1885 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:27 am

Image

Ivy can no longer help herself.

"It's a little thing called 'tailoring'," she snaps. "Now, the boy and the man: you say they went to the Jennings House? Who is Jennings?"
User avatar
jp1885
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Herefordshire, UK

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby robertod » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:14 pm

The woman responds with a tone of vagueness.
"He was a young man, fair hair. Yes the child was with him. They walked coming from the beach and I saw them.. They were heading to the Jennings' house oh mybe to the Andersons. They walked in the moor and I not see them nomore. Something goes behind other thing no way to see it nomore."

The other woman looks at Ivy with her mouth ope, like a curious pupil.

"Oh ... and how you feed this tayloring? You eat it after you kill it?"
robertod
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:00 am

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:09 pm

When he has a chance, Michael will draw Ivy aside, nodding and smiling at the women to indicate that he's no danger to them.

"These dames are inbred. The guys are even worse. Score one for the suffragettes, I guess. Anyway, they haven't got enough brains among them to have built a halfway decent house. We've gotta talk to these Jennings and Andersons. They might be something like the feudal lords over these poor dopes."
User avatar
VictoriaSilverwolf
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1444
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Location: Chattanooga Tennessee USA

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:10 am

Image

"Thank you, ladies," says Kathryn, now that she has the information they need. "Her jacket is made from wool. It comes from a sheep, but you don't have to kill the sheep to get it. You just shear the wool off. Then it grows back and later, you can do it again."
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 35378
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby jp1885 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 am

Image

Fighting hard to keep her cool, Ivy is glad of Michael and Kathryn's intervention.

"These people are positively prehistoric!" she mutters. "I agree - clearly there's nothing to be gained from talking to them any longer. Shall we try the Jennings House next?"
User avatar
jp1885
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Herefordshire, UK

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:03 am

Image

"Yes, let's go," says Kathryn walking away with her. When they're out of earshot, she continues. "Imagine not knowing about sheep and wool. I'm a city girl, but even I know that."
Doctor Who/Call of Cthulhu Campaign:
(viewforum.php?f=176)The Terror Out of Time
The Ninth Planet
The Shadow Over Dunwich
The Brotherhood of Death
The Horror in the Blackout
User avatar
Mr. Handy
Admin
Admin
 
Posts: 35378
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:44 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:58 am

As they head for the Jennings place, Michael notices the inn off to the side.

"Now who in blazes would want to stay in this godforsaken place? We better check out that inn over there, too, see who's been visiting lately."
User avatar
VictoriaSilverwolf
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1444
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Location: Chattanooga Tennessee USA

Re: August 18 - 5.30 PM - Coney Island

Postby jp1885 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:45 am

Image

“Good point; we’ll need somewhere on this god-forsaken rock to stay, more’s the pity. Let’s go to the inn first.”
User avatar
jp1885
Keeper
Keeper
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:00 pm
Location: Herefordshire, UK

Previous

Return to The Sign of Virgo

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron