San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.   Posted by Keeper of Secrets.Group: 0
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 114 posts
Mon 22 Jan 2018
at 14:52
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
The day is clear and breezy with winds coming in off the Atlantic. After breakfast, as usual, Eddy is waiting for his party at the hotel entrance.

It takes over an hour to get to the shop in central San Juan. The two-story, brick building is old, but large and well-maintained. The large plate-glass window bears the name Las Mascaras de Pesadilla in ornate script and in the lower corner Lola Figueroa. Inside, it is airy and bright, the sunlight streaming in through the large window.

The front of the building is the public shop with tall ceilings and numerous wood-and-glass display cases in which examples of the ornate and colorful masks repose. Through doors behind a long counter from which a couple of young women greet customers, workshops can be seen in the back of the building where several craftsmen fashion the masks and other Carnivale-related items.

A small notice on the wall lists prices for the masks and other hand-crafted items. The masks are predominantly for Vejigante figures, specified as Loizia and Ponce styles. Prices range from $3 to $75 for the exquisitely detailed works of the master craftsmen. Each unique work of art, despite their beautiful colors, are still somehow frightening to behold.
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 73 posts
Tue 23 Jan 2018
at 02:21
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
Dagan will walk in and start looking around at the masks. She will look for ones she saw at the house where Martin was.
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 77 posts
Tue 23 Jan 2018
at 13:42
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
Henry is immediately sidetracked by the masks as a representation of local culture, and examines each closely with an eye toward cultural influences.
Joe Farnsworth
 PC, 59 posts
 Private Investigator
 Lou Stein Investigations
Tue 23 Jan 2018
at 23:39
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
Las Mascaras de Pesadilla  OR
"Good luck walks and bullshit flies." "Intermission", by the Scissor Sisters


Joe follows quietly behind Dr. Richards and says, "Come, come professor. We must not dilly dally.  Just find what you want quickly, the expedition is behind time wise.  So much to plan and do, so much..."
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 78 posts
Wed 24 Jan 2018
at 02:39
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
"Sorry, my boy," Henry says, "these are fascinating pieces.  But you're quite right."

Henry moves to the long counter and smiles at the young women there.

"Might I speak to Senora Figueroa?" he asks.
Shopgirl
Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 16:37
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
In reply to Henry Richards, Ph.D. (msg # 5):

"Can I tell her your name, Senor?" she responds.
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 115 posts
Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 16:55
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
In reply to Dagen O'Malley (msg # 2):

Almost all of the masks depict the Vejigante characters with their fangs and horns. Each is unique in color and decoration and she quickly learns to distinguish quality by price.

[ooc- You only know about Martin's mask and costume from Vega's story. You never saw it.]
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 79 posts
Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 17:48
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
"Of course," Henry says, "tell her Professor Richards from Miskatonic University would like to speak with her."
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 74 posts
Mon 29 Jan 2018
at 00:01
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
She asks the shop girl "So do the masks mean anything differently?"
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 116 posts
Mon 29 Jan 2018
at 15:00
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
In reply to Dagen O'Malley (msg # 9):

The girl gives Dagan a bright smile and launches right into her sales pitch in nearly unaccented English.

"Les Mascaras de Pesadilla specialize in masks for Vejigantes, the Moorish demons slain by Santiago los Matamoros. They parade on the feast of Santiago and as part of the Carnivale festivities. These are the finest Vejigante masks in all Puerto Rico, each one is hand made, unique, and a work of art. Perhaps I can interest you in one for your boyfriend?"
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 117 posts
Mon 29 Jan 2018
at 15:10
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
In reply to Henry Richards, Ph.D. (msg # 8):

The other girl returns from the back of the shop. “Here is Senora Figueroa, Senor.”

The woman introduced to Henry as Senora Figueroa is a short, dark-haired woman with a tan complexion, perhaps thirty years of age. She greets Henry in Spanish, her voice huskily musical. When it becomes clear that he doesn’t understand, she switches to a heavily accented English, asking how she can help the Professore?
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 80 posts
Mon 29 Jan 2018
at 15:16
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
"Good day, Senora," Henry returns her greeting.  "I am engaged on an expedition, and have found myself missing one of our advance members.  His name is Martin Bosley, and I think he was planning on visiting you at some point."

"Did young Martin talk with you?"
Lola Figueroa
 NPC Maskmaker, 1 post
Tue 30 Jan 2018
at 23:08
San Juan - Day Four Tuesday, 28 March 1927.
In reply to Henry Richards, Ph.D. (msg # 12):

"I am so sorry," she responds, "I know no one of such name as Martin Bosley.

"Perhaps you would be interested to purchase a mask. They are very beautiful, no?"


[Henry and Joe, try a Psychology roll.]