IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Story and his friends investigate and soon identify those behind the monster's appearance, which leads to a deadly confrontation for Brook and Eugene and the arrival of something truly horrific.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:13 pm

Seamus looks at Story as he makes his suggestion and smirks.

"Sounds like you're volunteering yourself, pal! I'm off to watching from outside, I think they're hiding something. If the neighbor's house is the only place where we can keep watch, I'll go with it, but I'd prefer to be far from them too. Seems weird no one has noticed the lady coming here at all. He said as he walked and waited by the shelter's door, waiting for everyone to start moving.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:06 am

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Is there anyone who doesn't want to stake out the house or the shelter? If so, please let me know where you want to go instead. If you're staying, and you haven't already done so, please indicate whether you're going to be behind the house, in front of it, or in Doris's house next door. If you're going to be hiding somewhere specific (such as inside a shelter), please let me know that as well. You may also each make a Hide roll to see how well hidden you are if you'd rather not be seen.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Pastiche » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:39 am

Spoiler:
Benjamin will be staying in Doris's house, bravely in the rear lines...
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby aine » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:29 pm

Phyllis gets up to go, "Oh I almost forgot, I wanted to show you these; I'm having problems with the corners and wondered if you had any ideas with the stitches I should use, Doris." Phyllis opens her huge handbag and pulls out the half finished, pink woollen drawers she had been knitting last night, showing the difficult bit to Doris. "You are obviously a keen knitter from those sweaters you gave us for charity."
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Phyllis would like to stay in the house but she's not the sort to around inviting herself; not obviously at least.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby jaysun81 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:11 pm

"Very well, for what it's worth I shall wait it out here." Story begins looking around to see where and how he could hide in the shelter.
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Hide - 10%
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:03 am

"Oh, of course," Doris said to Phyllis, sitting down beside her. "Yes, I see what the problem is. Here, let me show you."

Maggie took up a position by the window, peeking out through the blackout curtain.

Story soon realized that the best place to hide was under a bench. There were no blankets or anything in there he could use to cover himself, but it was possible nobody would notice him in the dark if anyone entered the shelter.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:13 am

"Take care, Story," says Elizabeth, looking into the shelter as he searches. "I'm going to stay behind the house, assuming I can find a good spot to not be too obvious. If that fails I'll go next door to the neighbours." She stands up, and looks around for a suitable spot.

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Spot Hidden roll (stat 10%),
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:15 am

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P.S. That was a Hide role not Spot Hidden as sleepily typed. Wish it was the latter ;) My Spot Hidden skill is vastly better! Though not that high ...
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 am

Elizabeth was able to duck behind the neighbor's Anderson shelter. Chances were nobody would notice her there when going to the Steadmans' shelter, as the shelters were taller than she was. Still, someone might see her from one of the windows or coming from the other direction. Once it got dark, which wouldn't be too much longer, that would be less likely.

"Someone's coming up the walk," said Maggie. "Oh, look, it's my friend Benjamin Klein. He's a tailor, you know."

"Oh, how perfect," said Doris. "We were just discussing sewing. It would be good to have an expert contribute. Please, show him in."

Maggie opened the door for Benjamin.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:19 am

Seamus starts walking and then reconsiders, turns around and starts looking for somewhere to hide.

"As I said, I don't trust anybody in this vicinity, the neighbors and her family surely know something, I'm going to keep watch close to here where I can make my escape if it all goes south."

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DrkRoxas rolled 1d100:
77


Spoiler:
just in case I'll do a Sneak roll which I'm actually good at, if it's accepted by any chance


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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:57 am

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Sneak doesn't really apply here, as that's to avoid being heard. Hide is to avoid being seen, which is what you need now, especially as you're going to be staying in one place. You still might not be seen, depending on if anyone happens by or succeeds at a Spot Hidden roll. Are you in front of the house, or behind it?
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:04 am

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I was planning on being close to the shelter, maybe around some bushes, but definitely not inn any of the houses or inside the shelter.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby aine » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:47 pm

"Oh my," says Phyllis not sure what to think as her intimate apparel is about to be discussed in detail. She pats her hair instead and wonders if the tailor has anything to do with the "goings on" next door.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:48 am

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The tailor is one of your fellow investigators.

I just need to know what Brook, Anna, and Charles are doing. If I don't hear anything by the weekend, I'll assume they stay in front of the house.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Pastiche » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:31 am

aine wrote:"Oh my," says Phyllis not sure what to think as her intimate apparel is about to be discussed in detail. She pats her hair instead and wonders if the tailor has anything to do with the "goings on" next door.

Benjamin the tailor gives Phyllis a knowing wink when Doris isn't looking.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:02 pm

Charles heads around the front of the house, hoping to find somewhere relatively comfortable to sit and keep watch.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby aine » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:50 pm

"Oo, you'll never guess what, Mr Klein, we've tracked the escaped lady from the asylum, Catherine Exeter, back to the house nextdoor. It belongs to Major Steadman, the one legged airman who was dating Nell Murrows who was murdered horribly last night." Phyllis pauses for breath,

"She's his mother in law and I bet his wife doesn't know about the goings-on with Nell Murrows. And some of the people who were at the church last night reckon there's something connecting Mrs Exeter and the girl's murder. She was ravaged as if by a beast you know, Doris. Or so they say.
So now we are watching the house but I don't really know how long for and I think some people are round the back so we have all the exits covered I suppose."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:05 am

Doris listens to this with eyes wide and jaw hanging open.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby HelplessBystander » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Anna walked into Doris' house, intending to follow what appears to be the popular majority here.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:17 am

Doris welcomed Anna back. She offered her guests a light supper, which she ate with them. TIme passed as everyone kept watch on the front and rear of the house. It was nearly an hour later, with the sun now very low in the sky, when something finally happened.

"The Steadmans are coming out the front door," said Maggie to those in Doris's house, peeking out the window around the blackout curtain. "They're turning south on the street, heading toward Queensway."

Out front, Charles and Brook watched the house and saw the couple emerge, arm in arm. Major James Steadman was wearing his RAF uniform, walking with a limp. Madeline wore a black dress that was last year's fashion, clothing costing too many ration points to buy too many outfits (unless one acquired it on the black market). As they reached the sidewalk and turned to walk to the south, Madeline took no notice of them. James, with eagle eyes befitting an ace pilot, did spot Charles, but he ignored him and kept walking. He apparently had never seen him before and thought he was merely out for an evening stroll.

Those behind the house knew nothing as yet.

Spoiler:
That's okay, I didn't want to proceed without Brook anyway, but I can see her player hasn't logged in for well over a month. I hope we haven't lost her.

Madeline's Spot Hidden roll:
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88

James's Spot Hidden roll:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
18

Brook's Hide roll (35% skill):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
2

Charles's Hide roll (10% base skill):
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
82
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