4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Doors to Darkness yawn open to reveal three hair raising tales!

Genius Loci - Not all is well at the Kirby State Lunatic Asylum and it’s down to the investigators to heed a friend in need’s cry.
Ties That Bind - Strange rock formations have been found in Mrs. Carrington’s prized fountain. But these are like no rocks seen before!
None More Black - The death of a Rice University student leads the investigators into unsavoury neighbourhoods and dark business dealings.

Are you the Dreamer or are you the Dream? Shadows flitting at the corners of your vision, haunting laughter just outside your window and inhuman, eerie sounds in the middle of the night, all of this and more await the unwary once you open the Doors to Darkness!

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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:17 pm

Spoiler:
jp1885 rolled 1d100:
69
Ooh close! Can I spend 7 luck to make that a pass please?
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:35 pm

Of course!
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:39 pm

Ok, I'll spend some luck then :)
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:21 pm

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Carl doesn't notice anything out of the ordinary.

Spoiler:
Spot Hidden roll (45% skill) outside the courthouse:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
64
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:10 am

Joseph
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Spot Hidden: 1d100 53
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:29 am

Jimmy the Chin was particularly amused by his companion's comment, though gave no indication of this other than a slight smirk as he received the sheets of paper from the other man. Given the former athlete's unscrupulous past, the gangster knew his influence was not to blame here. He gave the papers a quick glance and then stuffed them into his suit jacket's inner pocket.

"Do not mistake me for a common thief, Muldoon. I only go after the big scores." he retorted.

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Zero rolled 1d100:
79

OOC:   Wow, I had a good chance at 56% too. Oh well.  
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am

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Coach snorts.

"Hey relax, I'm just yanking your chain."
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 am

Each of you feels as if someone is watching you. Yet, when you think you see someone out of the corner of your eye, you turn to find empty space. No one there. This happens more than once, though you do not discuss this with anyone, yet.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:06 pm

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Coach shudders involuntarily and pulls his jacket collar up as if struck by a cold breeze.

"C'mon, let's go find these builders."
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:59 pm

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Carl rejoins the others to plan the next course of action.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:40 am

You manage to find an old African American man named Aaron who remembers the removal of the stone.

He produces a photograph:

It is a photograph of laborers kneeling by the water’s edge, holding fragments of a large stone disk. The fragments suggest a symbol of a flame bounded by the outlines of a star.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:01 pm

"Did you know Dr. Shrine?" Joseph asks Aaron.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:59 pm

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When Coach gets the chance, he asks:-

"What do you remember of Andrew McBride? Did he ever start acting weird after the stone was broken?"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:37 am

Aaron:
Dr. Shrine...nah. McBride was off, but mostly mumbled a lot to hisself. He wouldn't hurt nobody. I...I, said too much. It's like we're in the eye of the storm. I hope you're strong enough to weather what's comin'.

He begins to sing:
https://youtu.be/BNj2BXW852g
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Zero » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Jimmy the Chin ignored the chill, besides, the gangster had nothing to worry about, his own men were watching his back after all. He directed the driver to take them to the next locale and then followed Muldoon as he approached the the African American individual. He reached out to snatch the photograph from the elderly man. Things seemed to be going fine at first, but then he started singing. Jimmy rolled his eyes.

"Look pal, stop that before I lose my temper. Tell us everything you know." he demanded.

OOC:   @Umbral You want a Dex check to see if Jimmy grabs the photo?  
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:43 am

I think snatching the photo is more of a story element than a tactical move. No roll necessary.

The old man continues to sing, eyes closed...
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:39 am

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Coach doesn't much care for this kind of singing and he reckons they're not going to get much more out of the guy, however he hazards one last question.

"What happened to all those stone pieces in the photo?"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:14 am

The old man looks down at the rock he's been sitting on and begins to laugh...softly...then his laughter borders on the hysterical.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:17 pm

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Spoiler:
jp1885 rolled 1d100:
59
Spoiler:
jp1885 rolled 1d4:
2
Spoiler:
So I passed my SAN roll. Do I have to deduct points for passing?
Coach takes a step backwards.

"This whole damn town's a nuthouse..."
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:11 pm

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You grasp the reality of what is happening. A shrivelled, laughing, demonic entity sits atop a shard of black metal whose magic has been broken. The urge to leave this place immediately is overwhelming. You fear you will become unhinged if you stay any longer.
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