Wednesday, October 19th, 4:00 pm
Johnny overheard that the owner of a lingerie shop (Nonde Scrip) had been brutally murdered, her throat torn out. He and Angus tried to catch some Z’s. Johnny and Angus went to sleep at 3:30 pm
Annie discovered bare-footprints outside the asylum, and together with Mary resolved to tell the police the clues they had discovered. Mary didn’t stay with her all the way to the police station; instead she went home to bed. Mary was in bed by 5:00 pm
On the way into the station, Annie saw reporters leaving. Inside, Edwin was missing, and another officer was talking to Rick (the prime suspect in the murder!). Rick tried to leave, Annie stopped him, and they scrapped for a moment. Annie knocked Rick out cold, and she explained to the officers why Rick is the prime suspect in the murder at the asylum. The officers told her about the vandal and offered to let her interrogate him. However, since she was hungry, she went back to the Raven’s Head to get some food. Johnny woke up at 5:00 pm. +1.5 hrs sleep. Johnny and Annie exchanged information.
Douglas. Time unknown
Doug got an unknown amount of sleep. Douglas awoke in the basement of the library, smoke billowing everywhere around. The lobby floor seemed to be on fire; portions of the basement ceiling were collapsing. The entrance he had come in from was locked! Douglas found a woman in the basement, pinned under a bookcase, and who had a compound fracture in her leg. He managed to find a service exit and got the woman and himself to safety before passing out from smoke inhalation.
Annie, Johnny, Angus, 7:00 pm
Annie woke Angus and Carl from their nap. Angus +3.5 hrs sleep. Angus shared what had happened with Carl the previous day as well as what had transpired with Dr. Orkliff. Angus stayed in the bar to crazy-sit Carl. He passed him a bottle, and the two went back to sleep. Angus went to sleep at 7:30 pm Annie and Johnny went back to the police station, to warn them of the riot and to interrogate the captured vandal.
Douglas awoke! There was nothing wrong in the library, the inferno had been a dream. As he left the library, the librarian presented him with some material. A leaflet on shaggai (Mesmerizing fly thing), and a booklet on human-faced-rats (Homo Rattus Monstrous).
Angus and Carl, 7:45 pm
Angus woke (+0.25 hrs sleep) just in time to see Carl slipping away. He managed to collar Sinster in, and keep him from escaping.
Johnny and Annie
Annie sent a forged note to Douglas. Johnny and Annie told the police about the riot, and they went into the back room to interrogate the vandal. He was dressed in a purple robe, wearing a ring with a yellow stone. He identified himself as Tom Little. He claimed to have a beef with Wellbrooke.
Angus and Carl, 8:00 pm
Angus convinced Carl that there were no bathrooms outside. Then Douglas walked in. They shared their respective information.
FiRE! FIRE IN THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT! 8:45 pm
Mary was awakened by calls of FIRE! (+3.75 hrs sleep). She and Johnny, from their separate places, rushed to the scene, but found that the fire brigade was missing in action. The water wagons were nowhere to be found. Finally, one arrived, but more should have been forthcoming. Having no experience with firefighting, Mary looked for wounded. Johnny was a bit more of a leader, and he began directing
Angus, Douglas, and Annie 9:00 pm
Douglas got the forged letter from Annie. Shortly afterwards a suspicious man approached Douglas. He tried blackmailing Douglas outside, but Angus offered an epic defense. He got the cost of the blackmail way down, but also insinuated Douglas as the leader of a new mob.
When they went back inside, Sinster was missing. Angus began searching for him immediately. Annie and Douglas went to check out the riots.
Annie and Douglas, 9:30 pm
Annie and Douglas intercepted a group of potential rioters and talked them out of rioting. Among them were some firefighters, who seemed eager enough to get to fighting the warehouse fire.
They showed up to help with the firefighting.
As he wandered the streets of Portchester, looking for Sinster, he felt something in his pocket. He pulled out the shrunken head and it started screaming at him, eyes glowing, “Lewis Dunham Drew Jeff MURDER MURDER MURDER MURDER!” He pleaded with the tiny disgusting head to tell him more, and it relented. “Douglas will know.”
He ran to the Lady of the Sacred Heart, where he didn’t find Douglas. He questioned the two men who had stayed behind to tell other rioters that it had been called off. “There’s nothing going on here. No one should be here. The police found out.” He asked about Douglas; they didn’t know him. But they did offer: “Everyone’s gone off to help with the fire.” So, Angus ran to the warehouse district.
Everyone. October 20th, 12:00 am
There is a Dunham Square, just inside Stamford, where there is a Dr. Lewis and a legal assistant Drew. They all rushed out to find the scene of what Angus insisted would be a horrible murder! But where does Jeff Stromberg live? Annie remembers that he lived in a brick building, and there are three brick buildings in Dunham Square.
Annie, Mary, and Angus went to the homes to try and either find Jeff or to find someone who knows which house is his.
Douglas and Johnny went to investigate the offices of the doctor and the legal assistant.
The first house had someone answer who wasn’t sure where Stromberg lives; but after some questioning said he lived at 27 – the red house. Across the street, the legal assistant pointed out that the first house (nearly directly across the street) was in fact Stromberg’s. Johnny and Douglas realized immediately that the other three had been duped. Annie, Mary, and Angus realized it when the house at 27 was yellow, and the old man that answered the door said that Stromberg lived a few housed down – indicating the first house they had gone to.
Angus charged behind the house, Mary guarded the alley between houses, and Johnny, Douglas, and Annie took the front. The front door was locked, so Johnny blasted the knob with his shotgun. The back door wasn’t locked, so Angus burst through the back door.
Angus found a room full of cultists torturing Jeff Stromberg. While they were still reacting to him breaking in, he put two bullets in the torturer, and one into another one. Johnny burst around the corner and blew the head off of another cultist.
There remained four living cultists in purple robes. “Deepton! Deepton!” they cried and charged and tried to stab at Angus and Johnny. Douglas broke into the room and crossed to fight one that still loomed over Stromberg’s bed.
Annie walked into the room and started whooping ass on one. Angus blew the guts out of the one he had previously hit, and shot twice at another cultist. One bullet winged him, the other planted firmly in his hip.
Johnny was out of shells, so he dropped Bessy and tried to tackle the nearest cultist to the ground. The three remaining cultists, two of whom were wounded by Annie and Angus, swung their knives at everyone, to no effect.
Douglas used his sword to pin the uninjured cultist to the wall—through the stomach and to the wall. Annie drove her elbow into the chest, completely smashing in the rib cage, puncturing the lungs and heart, and killing him as he spat up massive amounts of blood. Angus finished off the fellow he had shot twice.
The last cultist pulled the sword from the wall, and swung at Douglas. Johnny punched the cultist, who turned and stabbed him in turn. Johnny grabbed his wrist and wrenched the knife away.
Angus ran out of the house to find Mary and bring her in to treat Jeff. He returned to find Stamford residents coming to the scene. Angus rallied them to “get a medical cart to save Stromburg”, which Mary rounded the corner to enter the room and provide care to Stromburg. But when she saw the gory scene the cultists had prepared (and become) she panicked and fled the house. After running for several minutes, her head cleared, and she decided it would be best if she headed home for a drink and some well-deserved sleep.