August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

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 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:34 am

The amphibious being opens the door and passes by, not seeing the two investigators hidden and huddled, upon the cold floor. His bulbous eyes are looking ahead, as if he were traying to notice something on the distance, at the end of the tunnel. The object in his hand projects a ray of blue light and the creature stretches out its arm, as if it were using the thing like a lantern. When he reaches the end of the tunnel, he turns left, following the muddy and atrocious creature that had passed shortly before. The blue light soon disappears with him.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:30 am

Much as I hate the idea, Michael muses to himself, I guess we gotta find out what's goin' on down there. He gestures to the others to follow them quietly. Luckily, these monsters don't seem too bright, or they would have noticed the humans among them.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:33 pm

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Kathryn quietly follows Michael. She had been sure that the creature would see her and is relieved that they remain undetected for now.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:11 am

Investigators follow the amphibious monster down the tunnel. The creature lifts the bright blue object towards the slimy and muddy monster, which flattens its mass against the tunnel wall. Apparently, the light repells the slimy moster, so to allow the humanoid creature to pass without touching it. Soon as the blue light moved on, some parts of the slimy thing tend to re-occupy the space, blocking the passage again. Most likely, only way to follow the humanoid creature avoiding the contact with the other monster would be walking close behind the anphibious monster.

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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:58 am

Without saying a word, Michael stays close behind the human-like creature, ready to grab the blue light out of its hand, or claw, or whatever it has, whenever he has a chance. He hopes the other thing is as stupid as this one seems to be. If he's lucky, it has the brains of a slug.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

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Kathryn follows close behind Michael, keeping her revolver ready in case they're discovered.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:06 am

Only one investigator can follow the humanoide creature without getting in contact with the slimy shapeless monster.
Who follows the creatures need to walk very close to him, and would be undoubtely discovered.

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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:07 am

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Kathryn backs off, seeing that she won't be able to stay in the strange light, and keeps her distance from the horrible slimy thing.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:47 am

After the amphibious creature has passed, the slimy being remains adhered to the walls of the tunnel. Part of it reaches the the ceiling, then runs down and accumulates on the floor. The whole mass obtructs half of the tunnel section.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

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Kathryn keeps Ivy and Emma away from the creature, hoping that Michael knows what he's doing.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:07 am

When Michael approaches the anphibious creature, the being turns to him in anger and fright. His bulbous eyes widen, and the blue light of the strange object in his hand reflects in his toad pupils, taking on an even more terrifying and unnatural appearance. The creature opens his mouth and its sharp teeth are ready to bite, while trying to push Michael away from him. Around the couple in struggle, where the blue light loses its sparkle, the muddy mass of chaotic organs forms a surface, a kind of shell of shapeless matter moving all around the field of blue light.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:57 am

"Stay back!" Michael shouts with all his might. He hopes the frog-thing thinks he's yelling at it, when he's really warning the women to get away. Trying to fight off the creature in hand-to-hand combat, he makes a lunge at the lantern, trying to grab it out of the thing's hand. It looks like the blue light is the only thing keeping back the other monster, which is the bigger danger, he figures.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:13 am

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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:23 am

The beast flaps around trying to hit Michael with one paw, while holding the bright object in the other. As Michael defends himself, the creature loses its balance, and falls. The bright object ends up on the ground near Michael's feet. Immediately, a slimy tentacle grabs the ankle of the amphibious being, dragging it into the putrefied mass. A complex of teeth and stomachs overlap the creature, devouring it and digesting it voraciously. Michael turns his head not to see, while a cloud of rancid blood smell attacks him, as if it were something physical. He finds himself on his knees, holding a strange object. It is composed by two buzzing globes of shivering gray stone, one encasing each hand and projecting a blue beam on his face.

Meanwhile, the slimy mass withdraws, moving away from the light.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:17 am

"Jesus, Joseph, and Mary," Michael whispers. "That was too close." He rises to his feet, keeping a strong grip on the glowing thing. "Everybody stick close to me," he shouts. "The big monster is allergic to the light, or somethin'. Anyway, it's the only chance we've got. The little guys ain't so tough or so smart, but they might be a handful. Keep your weapons ready, and don't step away from the blue light!"
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:11 pm

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Kathryn wraps her arms around Michael, filled with relief that it was he who emerged and not the horrible fishman. She clings to him as they pass the creature down the tunnel, her revolver at the ready.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby robertod » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:44 am

Using the strange object to repell the absurd being, the four investigators manage to continue along the tunnel, avoiding contact with the thing, which seems to be threatening them while placing itself around the blue aura.
The tunnel keeps streight towards the hill of the island. The group walks under a roof of stalactites that looks like a threatening jaws. The tunnel ends after a hundred feet. It leads to a cave. The floor of the cave is made of a smooth stone, gray in color with brown hues. A circle of thirty feet in diameter has been engraved in the stone floor. Four stone prisms three feet high are placed along the perimeter of the circle, equidistant from each other.
The prisms are of the same material as the floor, but with different shades being one darker and the others gradually lighter. The prisms rest on their triangular base, being the point of the triangle directed towards the center of the circle.

The cave also hosts a pool of water that connects the cave with the sea, probably comunicating with the waters of the northern shore of the island. The walls of the tunnel are humid and probably the tunnel must fill with water with hight tide.
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:21 am

"Dead end," Michael mutters. "Nowhere else to go, and I don't particularly feel like drownin'. Messin' around with those weird rocks probably isn't a real good idea either. No way to tell how long this blue light will last, so we better get the Sam Hill out of here. Gotta inform the authorities about this, as crazy as it sounds. With more than one witness, maybe they won't throw us into the loony bin. Bring somebody back with some real fire power, and a camera, too, to prove this is real."
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:34 pm

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"I have a camera right here," says Kathryn, taking it out of her purse and photographing the contents of the cave as she examines them closely, "but I don't think we're going to be able to go toe to toe with them, even if we bring back help and bigger guns. We'd need an army to overcome these odds. We'll have better luck being stealthy and slipping through the cracks, like we're doing now. I don't think we have much time, either. We have to find Timothy, and we know he's here somewhere. If he's not in this cave, we'll have to go back to that structure in the middle. There are only three of those things left there, and with our guns and surprise on our side, we should be able to defeat them."
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Re: August 18 - 10.30 PM - The Tunnels

Postby VictoriaSilverwolf » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:59 am

"OK, we play it your way, sister. As long as we've got evidence about what's goin' on here, we might as well keep goin', check out those other structures."
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