Clues!

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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Clues!

Postby jp1885 » Tue May 05, 2020 11:41 am

Please use this thread to collate any clues you have uncovered, discuss theories and generally try to make sense of what is going on.
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Re: Clues!

Postby Zero » Tue May 12, 2020 7:58 pm

I don't know all the specifics of the contents, Mr. Handy, but I was told this in the game thread.

"Flicking through its pages reveals the addresses of the village notables, from the landlord of the inn to the local butcher, through the vicar and even the gamekeeper of Wergyn Hall.

Eccentric she may be, but Miss Coates is clearly a meticulous record keeper."

Mr. Lewis, being bored, made an exact copy of her notes.
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Re: Clues!

Postby LTD1969 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:19 pm

Do we need to go and see O'Kent? He seems fairly central to what's going on. Is his address in the copy of Miss Coates' address book?
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Re: Clues!

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 12, 2020 9:05 pm

Yes, we need to see him, but his land is surrounded by the Squire's land, so we need to see the gamekeeper first and have him guide us there.
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Re: Clues!

Postby jp1885 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:46 pm

LTD1969 wrote:Do we need to go and see O'Kent? He seems fairly central to what's going on. Is his address in the copy of Miss Coates' address book?

Yes, it is listed as 'O'Kent's Cottage, The Boundary, Wergyn Estate.'
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Re: Clues!

Postby Zero » Wed May 13, 2020 4:35 am

I don't suppose the Keeper built a connecting tunnel across the Squire's land? Or perhaps a hidden pathway through trackless land? :D
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Re: Clues!

Postby jp1885 » Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 pm

Of course, what you really need is someone with an intimate knowledge of the Wergyn estate... Maybe the gamekeeper, whose house you are walking towards at the moment?

So what else have you discovered since your summons to Eton?
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Re: Clues!

Postby Whitehorse » Thu May 14, 2020 10:22 pm

We seem to be dealing with some long-lived spirit, from at least the Norman times...
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Re: Clues!

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri May 15, 2020 2:02 am

We've been having strange dreams.
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Re: Clues!

Postby Zero » Fri May 15, 2020 6:22 am

HJLIII would like to mention that strange dreams could be a result of mental fatigue or perhaps a toxin in the system. :P
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Re: Clues!

Postby jp1885 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:45 am

What have these dreams been about? Any particular theme?

(Apologies if I’m being condescending, I don’t want you to miss any useful clues)
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Re: Clues!

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat May 16, 2020 2:51 am

My dreams featured flapping cloth and a beckoning skeletal figure.
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Re: Clues!

Postby Zero » Fri May 22, 2020 3:48 am

HJLIII reports that he never had any strange dreams
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Re: Clues!

Postby Whitehorse » Fri May 22, 2020 10:12 am

Well, Grigori had a dream of a malicious cold entity opposing a life-giving fire, overlooked by a benevolent saint in a stained glass window...
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Re: Clues!

Postby Whitehorse » Fri May 22, 2020 10:13 am

Perhaps he should check the stained galss in the church... ?
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Re: Clues!

Postby jp1885 » Fri May 22, 2020 8:41 pm

Ok folks I'll be starting a new thread soon. Unless you have other plans I'll have you heading towards Sam the gamekeeper and the Wergyn Estate.

You can all make a luck roll beforehand though. I suspect you'll need it...
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