Chapter 5: Further Investigations

December 1880. The characters are tasked to assist in the case of a suspected haunting by a recently murdered landowner on Dartmoor. Investigations will drag them into a confrontation with an ancient horror, and a terrible curse.

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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:44 am

"I was with her" says Josephine from behind them. ""Again, she was crying about the burnt man".
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:35 am

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"Just the one, Captain FitzWilliam," says Alexander. "I had a remarkably similar dream. Probably the power of suggestion."
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Philulhu » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:33 am

”Did Miss Ursula say anything else about her dream?” Captain FitzWilliam asked Josephine. ”And Dr. Campbell, what do you remember of yours?
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby HoneyDog » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:37 pm

Josephine shakes her head. "She was too upset. All she could say was she saw the burnt man again." Her face is pinched with concern, and she wraps her shawl around her shoulders in the cold. The wind can still be heard, howling outside the walls.
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Philulhu » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:18 pm

”As uncomfortable as it might be, we may need to talk to Miss Ursula directly, to find out more about she sees in her dreams,” said Captain FitzWilliam.
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby aine » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:32 pm

"I should get her back to bed, your Ladyship, before she gets too cold. Have you both had a similar dream then? About the burnt man?" Isolde asks Captain Fitzroy and Dr Campbell.
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Raiko » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:29 am

Melody asks Josephine, "Has anyone else in the household had the same dream? Have you Miss Josephine?"

"I'm surprised that Doctor Campbell of all people would be affected by suggestion. Perhaps there is another reason."


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I've mostly kept my nose out of the parts where Melody wasn't present, but didn't Alexander interact with Ursula the most?
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby HoneyDog » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 am

Josephine shakes her head. "I haven't had any such dream. I haven't heard of anyone else doing so, either."
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 am

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"I saw Sir William in my dream too," says Alexander. "I know it was him because I recognise him from the portrait in the study. He was chained to a stone, already dead at that point, and he was on fire. His...gut was cut open and his innards spilling out. When the flames reached his face, I suddenly saw Ursula instead, and she was screaming. That must have been when she screamed and woke me up. Sometimes when things happen in the real world, your brain works them into your dreams."

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You remember correctly. I showed her the science demonstration with the spoon.
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Rooter » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am

Percy shudders. "The detail of the gut we could confirm with the policeman at our meeting this morning. If the corpse had a similar wound then it would confirm that these are something more than ordinary dreams."
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby aine » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:24 pm

"The murder in your dream sounds like more of a ritual sacrifice. The actual murderers were probably just burning the body to destroy the remains." Isolde looks worried.

"If we do discover any similarities later today then maybe our dear reverend is mistaken about pagan activities in the area. Dark magic such as that may be the reason the spirits are not communicating in the ordinary way."
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:41 am

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"I don't want to read too much into my dream," says Alexander. "The subject of the murder has been on my mind a bit recently, so it's little wonder I'd dream about it. We don't even know exactly how he died yet, but even if the details match my dream, that may just mean that my brain has worked things out while I was asleep that I wasna able to put together while awake."
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Philulhu » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:30 am

”That’s possible,” replied Captain FitzWilliam. ”I guess we will find out when we talk to the constablevin the morning.”

He yawned. ”Now, are we staying up to see if there are further disturbances or turning in for the night?”
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby aine » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm

"No it's far too cold! I'll see you at breakfast. Goodnight everyone." Isolde walks quickly back to bed.
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:22 pm

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"Good night," says Alexander, suppressing a yawn of his own. "I shall turn in myself."
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Re: Chapter 5: Further Investigations

Postby HoneyDog » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:07 am

Wearily, the companions return to their beds.

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