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 Zero » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:19 pm

Jimmy had taken a step forward and appeared as if he was about to rough up the strange man when he suddenly paused. He felt a little strange.

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Zero rolled 1d4:
3

OOC:   To confirm, that's a Sanity loss on the pass? Or fail as normal?  
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:07 pm

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As soon as Coach finishes wisecracking he looks up again at the crazy guy in front of him. Eyes widening in terror he sees the figure for what it really is.

Mouth agape, he takes one, two, three more steps back.

"Sweet Jesus!" He yells.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:22 am

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Am I there?
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:42 am

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I think so, I've been assuming that Carl and Joseph rejoined the others. Is that correct Umbral?
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:19 pm

As far as I read the posts, everyone is there.
A failure on the roll in this case means you don't have a clue as to what you are seeing. The Illusion has not been penetrated. Ignorance is bliss.
A pass on the roll indicates that you have seen through the façade. You are in full view of the Supernatural and full understanding of the implications to your own psyche and worldview. A small piece of your Sanity is given up to keep the whole intact.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Umbral Dragon » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:24 pm

OOC: This is an experiment on the flexibility of the system. The perspective of reality and the supernatural being blurred by forces of corruption and choas. A little unexpected. Things aren't always as it seems.
I won't do this again this adventure.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:30 pm

OOC:   Hey no worries - experimentation is good. I'm just not used to losing SAN after passing a test, but it's all good: don't mind being thrown a curve ball as a player :D  
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:22 pm

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Carl notices nothing unusual.

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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:44 am

Joseph
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SAN 45: SAN: 1d100 49


Joseph jumps at Coach's yell, turning to look at him.

"What the hell's the matter, Coach?"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:56 am

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"T-that thing!"

Coach stumbles backwards, fumbling for 'Betsie'. He holds it out at arms length, pointing it at the creature as if the baseball bat puts a thousand miles of distance between him and it.

"Can't you see? Squatting on what's left of the stone! A black demon! We gotta get away guys, we gotta get away!"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:50 am

“Easy Coach!” says Joseph. The older man is obviously spooked by something though.

“Let’s get out of here” he says, gently taking Coach by the arm.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:25 pm

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"Yes, let's go," agrees Carl.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:32 pm

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Coach needs no persuading and allows himself to be led away, staring in horror at the creature as he retreats.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Zero » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:40 am

Jimmy the Chin's already fair complexion appeared almost devoid of all pigmentation whatsoever. What was more, the gangster had seemed to lose all interest in further threatening the vagrant. In fact, he really seemed quite keen on hightailing it out of there. He signaled to his driver to prepare the car for a quick departure.

"You'll get no argument from me. Let's get out of here." he said to the others.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 pm

When they are all away Joseph turns to Jimmy and The Coach, a mystified look on his face.

"Sorry but what the hell is up with you two? You both looked like you saw a ghost or something. What was it about that old guy?"

He looks directly at The Coach, trying to get a read on him.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:44 am

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Once they are out of sight of the creature, Coach calms down a little.

"Didn't you see? It was as if... I dunno... as if my cap had been pulled from over my eyes and I could see what was really there. Not some old guy sat on a rock, but some horrible... demon I guess - leering at me from a fragment of that big stone we've been reading about. It felt as if there was - and this is crazy I know - magic there once."

He shakes his head as if waking up from a weird dream.

"Maybe I'm gonna wind up in that nuthouse, but that's what I saw - a monster squatting on a broken magic stone. And, to make myself sound even crazier, I think we need to put that stone back together again."

"Did you see it Jimmy?"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Zero » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:23 am

Jimmy the Chin urged the others into the back of his car and then hastily seated himself directly behind the driver. He glanced out the back window and was relieved to see that the creature hadn't followed them. Muldoon had filled the others in on what he had seen, what they both had seen, but the gangster wasn't ready to believe it just yet.

"I ain't sure what I saw, Coach. All I know right now is that I need a stiff drink." he replied.
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:09 am

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"I didn't see it," says Carl, getting in the car. "Do we know what happened to the pieces of the stone disc after it was broken? Maybe we could put them back together with cement, but would that actually work?"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby jp1885 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:50 pm

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"I honestly don't know," Coach shrugs. "Maybe we could get a new one carved?"
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Re: 4 Genius Loci: Renewed Interest

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:54 pm

Joseph is mystified. "What the hell is the stone for anyway? It's obviously important, but we need to know more about it."
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