Chapter 3: Night One

During a sweltering August in 1881, one of the members of the Seekers of Enlightenment receives a letter from an old friend, requesting help in solving a family mystery. It will soon become a matter of life or death…

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby aine » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:31 pm

Isolde brings up the rear, she's trying to get a sense of the energy pathways through the house.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:31 pm

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Alexander follows Vic and Harry to the back door.

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:48 am

The door is unlocked and the investigators step quietly out, straining to make anything out in the darkness.

Suddenly there is a bark, and the form of Peter the bull-mastiff rushes towards the companions.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:34 am

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Alexander moves aside to get out of the dog's way. "Hello, Peter," he calls, hoping the dog will again like hearing his name.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:30 am

Peter stops, letting out another bark, but he seems mollified. Mike the setter also appears, panting and wagging his tail.

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mephistophilis » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:00 am

Harry tickles Mike behind his ear, 'good boy, what have you been up to'.

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Philulhu » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:41 am

”Who let the dogs out?” asked Vic, quietly.

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:04 pm

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"My guess is Fred did," whispers Alexander. He peers out into the darkness, but he can see nothing.

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby aine » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:23 pm

"Maybe they roam free at night. They are obviously alert; did anyone hear them bark earlier? If not, then whoever or whatever it was didn't upset the dogs... for some reason." Isolde arches an eyebrow but it's too dark for anyone to see it.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby HoneyDog » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:36 am

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In the darkness, Isolde can see an outline of a figure moving away from the kitchen window, and disappearing behind the corner of the house. It is too dark to see anything clearly, and she cannot make out any distinct features.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby aine » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:34 pm

"Anyway, whatever it was has gone so we should all go back to bed." Isolde says in a loud voice whilst, at the same time, holding a finger to her lips and dramatically rolling her eyes towards the kitchen window.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:49 pm

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Alexander nods and winks.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Philulhu » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:07 am

Vic looks puzzled for a moment, then glances towards the kitchen window.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 am

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mephistophilis » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:06 pm

Harry sees Isolde's signal and looks towards the window where she is gesturing to try and see what she has noticed. He also puts his finger to his lip to signal silence and that he has understood.

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby aine » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:40 pm

Isolde points round the dark corner of the house by the window, "Someone was by the window and has just crept round that corner; take the dogs!" She whispers to Harry and Alexander. "I'm going back to bed; I'll see you all at breakfast." She says loudly and moves back to the door, "Come on, Viv, we can check inside the kitchen for clues." She whispers.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:52 pm

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"Come along, Peter and Mike," whispers Alexander. "Softly, softly, lads." He brings the dogs outside, trying to be quiet, but they're probably a lot stealthier than he is.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mephistophilis » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:57 pm

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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:12 pm

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Gah, I got mixed up. :oops: That's my character's name in a different game. I'll edit.
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Re: Chapter 3: Night One

Postby Mephistophilis » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:18 pm

Harry hesitates for a moment, looking towards the front door and contemplating flanking their quarry. 'Probably locked' he thinks to himself and turns to follow Alexander as quietly as he can.

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