Feast of Fish

You Caught my Boner

Thursday October 20th, 1:00 am

Mary had fled the scene, she went home to sleep the horror away. (Asleep at 2am)

Police arrived at the scene of Stromberg’s home and took a statement from the witnesses.

Douglas and Annie had crazy dreams. The yellow-robed-tentacle-god offered them powers and rewards to finish off the last follower who “claims he follows me, and yet denies me to others.” Annie feigned ignorance. Douglas agreed.

Thursday October 20th, 10:00 am

Mary woke up (+8 hours rest) to a messenger knocking and brought her to the police station. She learned that they had not been taking good care of the captured cultist. Upon inspecting him, he was pale and muttering “Gotta put him away. Gotta get to the home. Ellen. Gotta finish. Take me back, gotta put him away.”

Elsewhere, Douglas awoke (+5 hours rest). He meant to head to the tailor, but wandered instead to the police station. “Oh, I guess I meant to come see my friend” he says after a short conversation with the receptionist.

He was barely in the room for a minute when he began to strangle the cultist. Mary was not able to stop him from choking the life away from the cultist; Douglas was too strong and too strongly willed. When the cultist was dead, Douglas was confused, realizing what he had done.

Annie, 11:00 am

Annie was awakened by a knock at her door (+6 hours rest). It was Kieth. “We need you to come look at Rick’s house. Somebody ransacked the place. We were supposed to get something, but the place was torn apart. He had the clipboard with asylum visitors.”

Rick lives at 23c Arbuckle, Annie headed there with Kieth. Along the way, Annie picked up a newspaper.

Douglas and Mary

Scott detained Douglas, and asked that Mary be near when he brought someone to speak with Douglas. He was sending for Jim Darknun.

Annie

Annie and Kieth arrived at the scene of Rick’s trashed apartment. There, she discovered a bloody labcoat partially burned in the fireplace. So, she set out to find Edward, to share this new piece of evidence.

Johnny and Angus

Johnny and Angus woke around 12:00 pm (+7 hours rest). They went to talk to Sherman about the ritual they had discovered. Unfortunately, Sherman said Walter had visited and offered to fix Sherman’s finger. By agreeing, Sherman may have doomed himself to turn into a rat.

Douglas and Mary

Jim Darknun showed up to the police station. He interrogated Douglas a while.

Douglas, Annie, and Mary

Annie showed up while Jim and Mary were speaking about Douglas, and she showed Jim the bloody smock. He discovered in the pocket a tag from Taylor’s Pawn and gifts, #3123. As the two of them discussed the finer points of who should investigate, a boy delivered another letter to Douglas.

Johnny and Angus

Johnny and Angus headed back to Johnny’s place, where Angus spent an hour devising a trap for Walter rat. Angus wanted to visit Orkliff. The two of them went to the hospital to visit Sgt. Stromberg. Of course, he was in intensive care and not to be disturbed, so the two of them went to the Curiosity Shop.

The shop owner piqued their interest with a few cult-related books. Spells, elder gods, and more. They also bought some white beeswax candles, and Angus went on a shopping spree. He bought a couple of protective amulets, a shrunken headless body. Johnny spotted some spheres with liquid within it, said to banish monsters, demons and ghosts.

Douglas Annie and Mary

Along with Mary’s insight that Douglas was most likely “just acting out deep rooted anger from the scene he had witnessed the previous night”, and that “it is most likely a single episode brought on by the psychological trauma”, Annie convinced Edward to release Douglas. So the three of them warned the police that a murder was imminent tonight, and that it would probably be in Stamford, between Princess Drive and Cedar Oaks.

They left and went to 13 Lafayette (former residence of Ellen Deepton) to see what the cultist had been gibbering about. Mary waited outside while Douglas and Annie explored the house. They found tons of cultist paraphernalia, including some sort of protected circle with symbols of “summoning and consolidation” on one side and “separation and confinement” on the other. The circle contained 5 candles – burnt to the ground, and was surrounded by a circle of salt that had been broken in several areas by rat tracks.

In the corner of one room, they heard a deep buzzing sound, and a mass of cockroaches, beetles, hoppers, and flies erupted and slammed into Douglas. Then they retreated and slammed into Annie. Douglas and Annie tried to use a chant they had seen to banish the possessed bugs, but it didn’t seem to work. To get away from the bugs, they fled. During their flight, they were magically compelled to panic.

Mary witnessed the two of them burst from the house and split up and flee.

Angus and Johnny

Angus and Johnny left the Curiosity Shop and went to Johnny’s house. Johnny went to work on checking number-ish clues against the map.

Angus went to another room and offered to unite his shrunken head with the shrunken body. When he combined the two, they grew together and started laughing. In surprise, Angus dropped it, and it started cackling and running blindly into things. “I can’t see, Angus. You want to see the Dark Lady again, don’t you. But I can’t see her – she saw to that. Give me eyes, Angus, give me eyes and I will be able to see her”

Angus was confused, and asked “who’s eyes”, to which the shrunken head replied: “You can’t stop it, but you may be able to stop the next one if you knew what the Dark Lady knows. Give me the young girl’s eyes. She won’t need them; she’ll be dead.”

Angus asked: “Who’s going to be killed? Where will she be killed?”
Shrunken head answered: “There are many possibilities. It is not set yet. But when the time comes, I’ll tell you… if you give me her eyes!”

  • Cultist wanted to “get back to the house and finish”
  • Cultist mentioned Ellen and Lafayette
  • Curiosity Shop is closing
  • Angus’s two spheres
  • Walter’s trap is set
  • Find Carl Sinster
  • Pawn Shop
  • Find maps to locate caves
  • Murder tonight
  • Throat-ripped-out murder victim
  • Lady with itchy skin screaming about flies and roaches

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