Chapter 4: Day Two

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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"Then let's start with the one here," says Alexander. He goes over to examine the fireplace.
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As everyone else crowds around the fireplace, Vic quietly makes her excuses and heads towards the library to study the folios.
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What is he looking for specifically?
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I'm looking for any secret or hidden compartments that might contain either the emerald or another clue that could lead to it. Maybe there's a loose brick or something. I'd also want to check the flue to see if anything's hidden there. I'll use a lantern to provide light.
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Alexander spends a little while searching, but he finds nothing.
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Spot Hidden roll (67% skill) searching the fireplace: [dice]0[/dice] Length of search: [dice]1[/dice]
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Vic settled down in library, trying to tune out the chatter from the dining room and got to work studying the folios.
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Library Use (50%) - [dice]0[/dice]
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'While you look around the house I will take a stroll in the grounds' says Harry and he heads off towards the ice house.
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Isolde excuses herself from the breakfast table and begs the assistance of young George. Then she gives him a box to carry. "With these crystals we can map the energy lines that run through the house. Where they intersect is where we are most likely to see heightened paranormal activity. Such as ghosts." She adds as she starts to place the crystals at prominent corners.
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Alexander takes a good look at the fireplace, but can find nothing.
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Vic tries to find something of interest among the scores of books, but the heat and her wounded pride ruin her concentration.
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Harry walks up the slope behind the house and soon enough, he arrives at the ice house on the other side of the hill from the mausoleum. It is a small structure built deep into the northern side. If Harry tries the door, he finds that it opens easily.
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George is allowed to assist Isolde, and he happily chats as he helps her lay out the crystals. Prompted about ghosts, he describes stories he’s read in his books, and the local legend of a green man, which sounds pretty much like every other green man story you might care to hear in England.
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Vic sighed and pushed the folios away. Her studies weren’t producing results and her head was pounding.

Standing up, she made her way to the kitchen. ”Could I trouble anyone for a drink?” she asked.
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Harry walks around the far side of the hill behind the house. Set in the north slope is a small ice house. He tries the door and finds it opens easily and he steps inside lighting the lamp he has brought with him from the house.
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Whilst Isolde hangs the crystals so that they sparkle in the sunlight and send beams through the lazy motes, she asks George whether he has seen any ghosts and if the local people have a Green Man festival.
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"Thank ye kindly," says Alexander. "I'll have one before I search the next fireplace."
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Vic is offered a refreshing cup of tea by Connie, and frustrated by his failure to find anything in his search, Alexander joins her.
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Inside the ice house, Harry peers around. It's a small space, and as can be imagined, is very cold, with blocks of ice covering the floor. The whole room is very damp and wet.


"Oh no, I've never seen a ghost" says George. His face falls. "I don't know about any festival either. But there most be a ghost, mustn't there? Maybe the ghost wants the treasure."

He perks up again, but this time his voice drops.

"Would you like to see a secret?" he tells Isolde.
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Harry takes a quick look around the interior of the ice house and in the absence of anything catching his eye he shuts it up and goes looking for Old Fred to guide him to the quarry.
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Vic looked over to Alexander as she sipped her cup of tea. ”Nothing so far,” she said wryly.

”Do you think we are missing something with this ‘iron dog’ reference?”
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"Nae, lass," says Alexander, "it must be referring to the andirons. What we seek is in one of these fireplaces. I must have just started with the wrong one." After tea, he resumes his search.
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Feeling refreshed, if albeit briefly, Vic returned to the library. With a sigh, she began again to study the titles on the bookshelves, looking for anything that would give them a clue as to what was happening at the house.
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Fred is busy with garden and unwilling to guide Harry. However he provides directions, and a word of warning.

“On the other side o’ the mausoleum, go down the hill and through the spinney. It’ll talk about half an hour for a feller like you. Be careful! The sides of the quarry are crumbling, and there’s water. If ye fall in, ye won’t get out. If yer not back in two hours, we’ll come lookin’ for yer.”


Alexander returns to the fireplace and examine the andiron. After an extensive examination, he can conclude that the dining room fireplace has no hidden surprises or secrets.


Vic is still unable to locate anything relevant.
OOC:   Vic still needs to locate the relevant books before she can start examining them.  
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