San Juan - Day One, Saturday, 26 March 1927.   Posted by Keeper of Secrets.Group: 0
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 71 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 22:24
Re: San Juan - Day One
In reply to Dagen O'Malley (msg # 133):

Eddie indicates the nearby café.
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 45 posts
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 02:18
Re: San Juan - Day One
Dagen will walk down to the Café and look inside.
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 72 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 14:34
Re: San Juan - Day One
In reply to Dagen O'Malley (msg # 138):

Inside the café, at a table in the back, she sees Vega and Joe.
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 73 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 14:37
Re: San Juan - Day One
In reply to Keeper of Secrets (msg # 128):

Garcia signs the report with a flourish and produces a folder to enclose it.

"Your report is officially filed, senors,"
he announces, "We will be watching for this man. How long do you remain in San Juan and where can I notify you if he is found?"

Henry and Matthias realize that Vega, Joe, and Dagen have slipped away while they were talking to the sergeant.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:39, Sun 05 Nov 2017.

Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 47 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 14:51
Re: San Juan - Day One
"We are staying at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel for at least a few more days," Henry says.  "I do hope you can find word of poor Martin."

Henry turns to Matthias.

"Shall we try to find our companions?"
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 74 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 15:06
Re: San Juan - Day One
Outside, Eddie indicates to Henry and Matthias that their friends are in the café. When they get there, they see Dagen, Joe, and Vega.
Joe Farnsworth
 PC, 37 posts
 Private Investigator
 Lou Stein Investigations
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 16:16
Re: San Juan - Day One
In reply to Keeper of Secrets (msg # 136):

Saturday, 26 March 1927, San Juan Cantina OR
"None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you." Harvey Mackay


Joe finishes his dinner, arroz con habichuelas, with gusto. He thanks Officer Vega for his information and, "I'll check with someone form the church or a library for more information about the Santiago Matamoros's procession. If you hear or learn anymore about Bosley or Woodrow, please contact me at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. Again many thanks for your help Officer Vega."
Joe pays the tab and adds a generous tip before he leaves the cantina.
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 48 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 19:08
Re: San Juan - Day One
"Ah, Mr. Farnsworth," Henry greets Joe.  "What's our next step?  I'd prefer to get this," he says, patting his jacket where he has the old bible, "safe back at the hotel."
Joe Farnsworth
 PC, 38 posts
 Private Investigator
 Lou Stein Investigations
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 20:44
Re: San Juan - Day One
In reply to Henry Richards, Ph.D. (msg # 144):

Saturday, 26 March 1927, San Juan Cantina to Condado Vanderbilt Hotel OR
"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." Robert Quillen


Joe nods in agreement, "If you have finished the police report, it is probably best to get back to the hotel.  We'll have a lot to decide ahhh later."

On the ride back to the hotel Joe is very quiet.  After they arrive back at the hotel and pay off Eddie, Joe asks the others to follow him to the hotel bar.  In a fairly secluded part of the bar Joe updates them quietly about his conversation with Officer Vega.
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 46 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 21:38
Re: San Juan - Day One
She will stay quiet on the way back and once in the bar, will look at Joe. "I could try to do some research in the library. I wonder if its too late to try and get in the carnival? Though a real library here might be hard to find. It might be easy to find someone who knows about it."
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 49 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 02:26
Re: San Juan - Day One
"Any of that crowd outside Martin's house would know about the carnival," Henry offers. "Why would Martin and this other man be participating in the festival, though?  We should go over what we found at the house to see if there's anything else there."
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 76 posts
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 12:51
Re: San Juan - Day One
[OoC:

Yes, you should definitely go over what you found.

Also, my apologies, Vega is not speaking of some species of fun fair, but of Carnaval, the festive celebration occurring just before Lent begins.

(curse auto-correct).]

Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 77 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 13:50
Re: San Juan - Day One
The Vanderbilt's bar is almost empty and a table in a quiet corner easy to obtain. The waiter regrets that no liquor is available, only coffee and fruit juices.
Joe Farnsworth
 PC, 39 posts
 Private Investigator
 Lou Stein Investigations
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 18:35
Re: San Juan - Day One
Saturday, 26 March 1927, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Bar OR
"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions."  Claude Lévi-Strauss


Joe considers the matter and the items they have collected.

"Let's take the bible first, we need to find out if Bosley met with Dr. Cayetano Coll y Toste.  That might give as a bit more information, maybe Bosley told the doctor where he might be going next or the doctor might have suggested somewhere to go next.  At least we can find out more about that bible.

Now as to the business card, the one that was in with the scorpions, was that some sort of message about Lola Figueroa being as dangerous as a jar full of scorpions?  When we talk with her, let's be very careful about what we say.

Who is George Woodrow and how did he get to know Bosley?

Why were Bosley and Woodrow dressed up for the Carnival, and where they just drunk when the police were called?

Where are Bosley and Woodrow now?  We could put an ad in the papers with a generous reward.

What the devil type of flower petal is this and where does it grow?

Anything else?"

This message was last edited by the player at 19:10, Tue 07 Nov 2017.

Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 50 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 20:10
Re: San Juan - Day One
"If the jar of scorpions was a message," Henry muses, "a message for who?  Martin could not have known we were going to be looking for him."

"In any case, I think that Dr. Toste should be our first visit," Henry says. "We need to know if Martin contacted the good Doctor or not, and if so what transpired.
 Dr. Toste may be able to shed more light on the bible, as well."

Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 47 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 02:31
Re: San Juan - Day One
"We need to ask Dr. Toste when and if he met with Martin and about what. And if the scorpions were a message, to who? And as far is a newspaper ad, that could be good and bad. We might get a response but in what way? It could warn someone that we are looking for him as well as get some information. It might also draw someone out, so we should be careful"
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 79 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 12:15
Re: San Juan - Day One
It is too late this evening for you to contact Dr. Toste or do any other research (except perhaps checking with hospitals or other police stations). You could start in on the Bible, of course.

I'm going to leave this open while the conversation/planning draws out.

I intend to start a 'Day Two' thread tomorrow.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:16, Sat 11 Nov 2017.

Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 52 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 14:29
Re: San Juan - Day One
Henry is more than happy to assist Dagen in carefully examining the Bible that evening, taking appropriate precautions to avoid damaging it.
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 48 posts
Sun 12 Nov 2017
at 01:53
Re: San Juan - Day One
Dagen will work on the bible that nigh with Henry. She will be careful with it.
Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 80 posts
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 13:25
Re: San Juan - Day One
Dagen and Henry, roll Library Use and Spanish.
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 53 posts
Mon 13 Nov 2017
at 13:55
Re: San Juan - Day One
Not knowing Spanish, Henry focuses on keeping the book intact as Dagen reads through it.

08:55, Today: Henry Richards, Ph.D. rolled 52 using 1d100.  Library Use 55%.
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 49 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 01:38
Re: San Juan - Day One
20:37, Today: Dagen O'Malley rolled 62 using 1d100.  Spanish 30.
20:36, Today: Dagen O'Malley rolled 80 using 1d100.  Library 35.

Keeper of Secrets
 GM, 81 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 14:27
Re: San Juan - Day One
By midnight, Henry and Dagen have finished a first, careful perusal of the Bible.

Apart from being over four centuries old, the book is fairly unremarkable. The fly leaf is inscribed with a name, difficult to make out given the faded quality and the ornate 16th century penmanship.

Several once-blank pages in the back of the book are filled with dozens of notes in Spanish, in a small, cramped hand. The language is antique, the ink very faded. Henry estimates it will take a strong light and hours to decipher, perhaps a Spanish dictionary.

[More can be gleaned by further study with better Library Use and Spanish successes.]
Henry Richards, Ph.D.
 PC, 54 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 14:41
Re: San Juan - Day One
"This has been a good start," Henry assures Dagen, "but let us return to it when we're both fresh.  I am quite exhausted."
Dagen O'Malley
 PC, 50 posts
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 02:50
Re: San Juan - Day One
"Very well. Good night" she heads off to bed.