Chapter 1- Arkham

In the jungle of Brazil, an ancient legacy best left undisturbed was found. Only the players can save it from falling into the wrong hands.

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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mephistophilis » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 am

Father Malone follows the others in to the office shaking hands with the tall person on the way in. 'Alex Malone, pleased to meet you'. he says, studying the stranger's face intently.
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby kabukiman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:43 pm

OOC: Armitage is the head librarian; he has a PHD and occasionally gives some lectures in anthropology.

After you all entered, you see that there are chairs for everyone in front of his desk. He waits impatiently that you sit then starts talking:
"Good morning gentleman's. I sure you all curious about the reason of this meeting. I was chosen by the Dean to represent him since he is occupied with other business. But first, let me introduce you to Mr James Hudson a member of the Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight, I'm sure you have all heard of that fine organization (you don't understand if he is being sarcastic but Mr Hudson seem to be satisfied). The reason I'm calling you is that one year ago, a expedition was organized by the Order to the amazon river; after a while they seemed to vanish; a week ago, the order received information that one of the members of the expedition had been found. He is now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in an asylum (He makes a pause then resumes). The order has decide to organize a new expedition, but this time it will consist with members of the University, with one exception They fear that the vanished members... weren't exactly tactful with the locals. It was made a deal, that any significant object of anthropology interest will be keep by the Order to it's museum, and the rest will be our property. Your names have been suggested to such an endeavor because of your skills and past experience. Of course, that you are free to refuse."
Mr Hudson seemed a bit uncomfortable at the reference at the lack of tact.
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mephistophilis » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:47 pm

Father Malone tries hard not to show his excitement at the thought of being able to return to the Amazon but he can't suppress a small smile. 'Is there any reason you are being so coy about the purpose of these expeditions or what happened to the last one Professor Armitage?'

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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:32 am

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Butch listens politely and observes Mr. Hudson as Professor Armitage explains the situation.
"I certainly have no objection to representing the University on this undertaking. Butch begins. "However, I would like to know a bit more about the situation. What was the purpose of the original expedition? How is it that someone ended up in an asylum? And finally, what was done or told to the locals that caused the problem between the first expedition and the locals?"
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:09 am

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"I'm interested," says Harry, "but I'd also like to know more." He turns to Hudson and offers his hand. "Pleased to meet you, Mr. Hudson. I'm Harry Smith."
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Snapper » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:11 am

Crowley has the air of a man mentally changing gears very quickly. "An expedition and a mystery? My two favourite words. Of course I will go."

As employment no longer seems to be in danger, Crowley takes out his pipe and starts filling it, content to listen in silence.
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby kabukiman » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:01 am

OOC: Please make know and occult roles to discover anything about the order. About the expedition, a know roll.
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mephistophilis » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:06 am

Spoiler:
To know about the order
Mephistophilis rolled 1d100:
80


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To know about the expedition
Mephistophilis rolled 1d100:
72
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Snapper » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:22 am

Crowley:

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Snapper rolled 1d100:
31


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Snapper rolled 1d100:
91


Spoiler:
Snapper rolled 1d100:
8
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mephistophilis » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:47 pm

Father Malone couldn't help but feel that the Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight sounded familiar but he just couldn't put his finger on where he had heard the name before.

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To know about the order
Mephistophilis rolled 1d100:
72


OOC:   The dice are not looking favourably on Fr Malone today - perhaps he's just too excited to think straight  
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:28 pm

Spoiler:
Know 70
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30


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Occult 5
Starspawn338 rolled 1d100:
71


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Know 70
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48
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:12 am

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As an archaeologist, of course Harry has heard all about the expedition, and he also has heard of the Hermetic Order of the Silver Twilight before.

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Occult roll (10% base skill) about the Order:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
51

Know roll (65% stat) about the Order:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
51

Know roll (65% stat) about the expedition:
Mr. Handy rolled 1d100:
4
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby kabukiman » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:06 pm

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The order is an organization similar to the free masons, the members are respectful members of the society like businessman, bankers, politicians, layers; they have a museum with art objects that are collected from expeditions funded by the order or auctions


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The order sent an expedition to find the legendary city of Paititi full of gold and and all kind of riches in the deep amazon, founded by the Incas. A member of the order found some proof of the location and an expedition was sent, but after a while, they vanished without a trace.


Mr Hudson without waiting, starts what seems a speech:
"Our organization have several goals and one of them is the pursue of of a better understanding of the past. A member of our society discovered an old diary from a conquistador with information about the localization of the city. We decide to fund the expedition, since such find would be one of the biggest discoveries of this century. But I do not know what happened in the expedition; maybe they found hostile tribes, or since the leader of the expedition was a very impatient men (he seems a bit embarrassed at this moment)... and could be very harsh... he could have provoked unintentionally their hostility. Anyway, some days ago, we received a message that a member of the expedition, Mr Higgins survived and was found, but mad. and was institutionalized in an asylum. He had a journal with him, but unfortunately it was written in code and nobody was able to decipher it."
He hesitates than show a small, thin leather-wrapped book.
"Here it is; the only way to discover it, is to speak with him. Unfortunately his health is declining, so time urges"

OOC: If you have any questions you can make them; if not, we will advance to the next scene in Brazil.
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Starspawn338 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:52 pm

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I suppose we would get more answers from Mr. Higgins so let us be off."
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mephistophilis » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:59 pm

Father Malone says 'well I for one would jump at the chance to be back in Brazil, and on official Miskatonic business at that'.
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:22 am

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"I've long wanted to find the lost Inca city of Paititi," says Harry. "I wouldn't miss this for anything!"
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Snapper » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:41 am

Crowley puffs away on his pipe, smoking some mild but pleasantly aromatic blend.

"Ah yes, I recall your order sent an expedition to find the legendary city of Paititi, said to be deep in the Amazon, and supposedly founded by the Incas. I wondered how it went. Pray tell, who was this abrasive expedition leader?"

"And I wonder, may I have a look at this book of code? Maybe it can be cracked in advance?"

"Finally, I recall your order found some proof of the location of the fabled city, and it was that proof that prompted the expedition. Am I right in assuming that proof is the conquistador's diary you mentioned?
May we see that diary?"
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby kabukiman » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:35 pm

"You can keep this journal; if you can convince Mr Higgins to give you the key, you will be able to crack the code. The journal of the conquistador was lost withe expedition, and nobody made a copy, they were afraid that someone could steal it and organize an expedition. The leader of the expedition was a Mr Hobson. He was a businessman and an amateur archaeologist, but I don't know much details about him"
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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mephistophilis » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:39 pm

Father Malone studies Mr Hudson, wondering if he is holding anything back.

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Re: Chapter 1- Arkham

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:17 pm

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"Have you read the conquistador's journal yourself?" asks Harry. "I realize you don't have it in front of you, but what do you know about its contents?"
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