[IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

When the Provost of Britain’s most prestigious college for boys is bequeathed a parcel of land in a rural backwater he’s never even heard of, the venerable old man calls upon a select number of friends to look into the matter.

Why was Dr. Preedy mentioned in the last will and testament of the Squire of Wergyn Hall? Where are the ruins of St. Wergyn’s church, of which he has become the unexpected custodian? What is the truth behind the strange tales and legends that haunt the benighted countryside?

Set in the 1900s, The Provost of Eton’s Inheritance leads the investigators from the rarefied air of the college cloisters to the wilds of the English Marches, in this 7th edition Call of Cthulhu adventure inspired by one of H.P. Lovecraft literary heroes: the master of the ghost story, M.R. James.

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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby jp1885 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:53 pm

OOC:   Ah yes, of course, the rest will have helped heal any bumps and bruises. If you've lost any HP, please add 1d4 HP (up to your original value).  
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:00 am

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Cynthia is feeling much better. She slept a lot easier knowing that Lady Patricia was in good hands.

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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Whitehorse » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:30 pm

Grigori did not sleep well. Nevertheless, he attacks breakfast with gusto.

"Fine food Mr Kipps! Thank you so much for catering for us so well, and at such short notice..

Indulge me a moment more, and let me describe a person and a place...
- and here Grigori describes the seated person and room that he saw in his dream, in as matter-a-fact way as he is able -"Do these remind you of anyone, or anywhere around here...??"
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:55 pm

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"I think I had the same dream," says Cynthia in wonder. "I also saw large stones being dragged across a field, a ruined church, flapping cloth, and smoldering straw. Then I saw the decrepit figure in the chair, beckoning me with his finger, right before I woke up."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby jp1885 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:12 pm

Talk of shared dream experiences means little to a simple man like Mr. Kipps, but he is polite enough to indulge you.

"I don't rightly know much 'bout dreams an' that. They do say the Vicar has funny dreams betimes, an' Miss Coates is s'posed to know 'bout stuff like that."

"But some ol' feller sat it a chair burnin' straw? Could be ol' O'Kent I s'pose - he's allus burnin' stuff in that field o' his."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

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"We would like to meet Mr. O'Kent," says Cynthia. "Who is Miss Coates? She sounds interesting too."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby LTD1969 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:34 pm

"Have we all had the same dream perchance?

What do you all think our next course of action should be? Go and have look from a discrete distance and see what this squire and his hired hands are up to in the fields?
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby jp1885 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:48 pm

Mr. Handy wrote:"We would like to meet Mr. O'Kent," says Cynthia. "Who is Miss Coates? She sounds interesting too."

"Meet that ol' fool? Well if you're set on that, O'Kent can usually be found in that cottage of his, down by the ol' church. Not easy to get to though, now that the New Squire's made it known he don't like trespassers - you gotta cross his land to get there."

"Miss Coates lives t'other side of the village, just up past the vicarage. Her's a writer or somesuch - been lookin' into the history of the village an' the like. Her's a bit dappy if you ask me, but nice enough when you gets talkin' to her."


LTD1969 wrote:"Have we all had the same dream perchance?

What do you all think our next course of action should be? Go and have look from a discrete distance and see what this squire and his hired hands are up to in the fields?

Assuming you are at least partly addressing him, your host snorts.

""Like I said, the New Squire don't like people wanderin' about his land. You're likely to 'ave them fellas of his comin' down on you unless you knows the country 'round 'ere."

From his somewhat contemptuous look, he sincerely doubts that you do.
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby LTD1969 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:49 pm

I dare say our host has a point. Nonetheless I think we need to decide on a course of action. If possible I will wait for our host to depart the vicinity before suggesting as much to my companions.
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby jp1885 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Kipps soon takes the hint and busies himself elsewhere while you discuss your course of action.
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:45 am

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"What about the gamekeeper, Sam?" asks Cynthia. "Surely he knows the land and could escort us across it."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Zero » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:05 am

Henry Joseph Lewis III was tardy for breakfast this morning. His subconscious mind had obviously been influenced by the tall tales told by his present traveling companions during their journey together which in turn afflicted his dreams with all manner of strange imagery. In fact, the young man was beginning to think that the events of the previous night had to have been some sort of waking dream. Surely that must have been it. He proceeded to join the others and listened in on their conversation. He gestured with a hand to the innkeeper indicating his desire for a hot mug of tea.
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby LTD1969 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:12 pm

Mr. Handy wrote:Image

"What about the gamekeeper, Sam?" asks Cynthia. "Surely he knows the land and could escort us across it."


"Possibly so, but what would we do when we get there? Just have a look around, or perhaps take more concrete action?"
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

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"We need to cross the land to talk to Mr. O'Kent," says Cynthia. "He must know more about what happens around these parts, and after we converse with him, we'll have some idea of what we need to do."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Zero » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:41 am

Henry Joseph Lewis III enjoyed a hot mug of milk tea as those in the Eton party continued to converse. Inwardly, the young man was somewhat perturbed by the fact that the others seemed to lack a decided course of action to complete their task. His uncle had placed a good deal of faith in their skills, but thus far not much had been accomplished to his reckoning.

"Look, why don't you just introduce me to someone in the know? I'm fairly certain that I can enlist their assistance." he said.
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby LTD1969 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 pm

"Well, per Miss Knight's suggestion that would seem to be this O'Kent fellow. If you're confident of enlisting his aid, I'm happy to follow your lead old chap."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Whitehorse » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:50 am

"Well... If getting to O'Kent is likely to be difficult without local knowledge, why don't we avail ourselves of what local knowledge is to hand before we set out to see him... Say a visit to MIss Coates, then Sam and hopefully across the fields to O'Kent."

"Unless, Mr Lewis ... you think with your status and connections, you might be able to get some accommodation out of the Squire himself?"
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby jp1885 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:22 pm

OOC:   Once you've all decided on a course of action, I'll crack on :)  
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:24 am

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"All right, let's seek her out first," says Cynthia. "She may very well know Sam's whereabouts and how best to enlist his aid."
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Re: [IC] Chapter 3: Wergynstone

Postby Whitehorse » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:13 pm

Grigori pushes his plate away and stands up from the table.

"I think we're agreed then.

After such a hearty breakfast I now feel ready to get to the bottom of this mystery!"
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