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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2016, 11:11:09 PM »
"We should leave quickly. Lets inform the most senior guards of the situation so they know about the barn, and remind them about the prisoner and that damned circle. It's late enough, we should probably leave early morning, and hope this storm passes."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2016, 12:20:38 AM »
yup, comes with the job

where you guys staying for the night

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #62 on: August 04, 2016, 07:21:54 AM »
I was just planning at my house.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2016, 03:40:21 PM »
The ride back is a touch spooky.  Several times you'd swear you were being watched from the shadows.  One of the constables greets you as you return.  "There's been an incident.  Four men are dead, and no one saw what did it."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2016, 10:19:03 PM »
"Oh for f-  What do you mean an incident? Who is dead and how? Is the prisoner still in the circle?"

If the prisoner is still contained, Elizabeth goes to examine the bodies, taking 20 on Search for a total of 37. If not, she searches the room.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2016, 12:09:45 AM »
'The...prisoner is still accounted for.  Old Joe found the bodies.  Says the McClaren family invited him over for dinner, and he found whats left of em.  He's in a bad way.  Getting stone drunk down at the Inn."

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2016, 08:41:14 AM »
I should take a look at the bodies. Maybe they can tell us something.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2016, 01:39:02 PM »
You all ride out to the McClaren farmhouse in the pouring rain, still with the feeling of being watched.  There are two constables on guard when you get there, as the women and children were apparently unharmed.  There are four bodies in the yard, cut up pretty badly.

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2016, 03:52:24 PM »
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Smile beautiful. It's not as bad as you think.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2016, 06:55:39 PM »
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2016, 07:09:25 PM »
"I can't see much between the light and the train, but those aren't animal marks. You see the edges of the wounds? They're to straight and even for teeth or claws. That was done by a blade. At a guess, probably a large knife.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #71 on: August 05, 2016, 10:03:30 PM »
Elizabeth searches for any obvious clues as to who else might have been here.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #72 on: August 06, 2016, 01:11:18 AM »
Gimme a spot and search roll, will be tough in the current circumstances.

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #73 on: August 06, 2016, 09:33:06 AM »
I was planning on taking 20 for the roll (which would be a 37), but if I have to roll:

Search:
Rolled 1d20+17 : 4 + 17, total 21


Spot:
Rolled 1d20+1 : 7 + 1, total 8
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #74 on: August 06, 2016, 09:38:24 AM »
OOC: Looking back at my sheet, I think I have an extra +1 I can't account for in my Search score. So, the mod should probably be +16, for a modified check of 20. Also, I have a magnifying glass, so if it would be relevant for any given clues, add an extra +2 for finding those.
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2016, 04:42:20 PM »
You can take 20  :D

There are tracks quickly washing away that might be a human beings.  They come from the forest behind the house, and leave in teh direction you came from...

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #76 on: August 07, 2016, 09:48:25 PM »
Elizabeth asks the women and children if they saw anything.

Sense Motive = 1d20+10

Rolled 1d20+10 : 5 + 10, total 15
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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #77 on: August 08, 2016, 12:26:56 AM »
They seem to be in shock.  The children are curled into balls and scream if anyone so much as touches them.  The women are pale and on edge, refusing to move from their childrens side and staring back the way you came.  Interviewing them might take time, and something tells you leaving them here for the night is a bad idea.  Also, you have an old man swiftly getting drunk who was a witness back in town.

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #78 on: August 08, 2016, 10:05:23 PM »
Elizabeth tells the guards: "Get these people to a safe place to stay the night in town, by other people. Keep at least two people on guard at all times, and keep someone who can see them. We'll travel back to town with you. I need to talk to someone quickly."

Once we get back to town, she seeks out the guy who is getting smashed.

"I need to talk to you urgently. I need you to stop drinking for the time being, and I'll buy your next bottle, afterward. I need to know what you saw. I understand it might sound crazy, but I need you to be as specific and honest as possible."

Elizabeth tries to see if she can get a pot of coffee made, somewhere, to help him sober up, and tries to get him to eat some bread. Once he starts talking -> Sense Motive = 1d20+10.
Rolled 1d20+10 : 2 + 10, total 12

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Re: Chapter 1: A New Beginning
« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2016, 12:05:51 AM »
"They came from the forest...they looked like people till they got close up and you realize they ain't natives.  Least not any I've ever seen.  They looked ... hungry."

It's about this point you realize he's been staring past you instead of at you this whole time.