The basement.   Posted by CoC Keeper.Group: 0
Farley Thompson
 player, 119 posts
Sat 6 Nov 2010
at 01:40
Re: At the house
"Given past results," Farley says with something almost like cheerfulness, "I think we should consider this a success."  Resuming the helpful chant, he steps forward and attempts to enter the house, although if someone else is keen to go in first, that's fine with him.

Assuming we get in without incident -- up the stairs to the troublesome bedroom.
William Dornford
 player, 279 posts
Sat 6 Nov 2010
at 04:49
Re: At the house
Assuming Farley succeeds in entering, William will follow him, chanting loudly.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 227 posts
Sat 6 Nov 2010
at 05:09
Re: At the house
At the house:

When anyone stops chanting to speak for even a few moments, he notices the twinge quickly gnaws at him more strongly, but as soon as he returns to the chant the ache is reduced almost as quickly.

The sculpture of the cultist symbol continues to glow steadily red.  When they approach the door and the symbol more closely, their level of discomfort remains steady.  Other than the glow, they don't notice anything else unusual about the symbol at the moment.

Mark laughs nervously as he gets close to the symbol, but grunts in obvious pain and quickly returns to his chant, backing away from the symbol to gain some extra relief.  His expression says he won't make that mistake again.

Farley gets close to the door first and feels an intense cold emanating from the house, even compared to the cold of the winter's night.

Note: Charles noticed the same thing when he tried to get inside earlier.  The chanting and the symbol does not appear to have had much, if any, effect on this.

Charles apparently is not anxious to try to enter this time.  He stands well back from the front door and says rapidly, "Maybe carrying the symbol would help" before continuing his chant.

At the barn:

Nothing to report.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:10, Sat 06 Nov 2010.

Tyler Gregory
 player, 264 posts
Sun 7 Nov 2010
at 22:43
Re: At the house
Tyler will follow William, chanting and crowbar at the ready.
William Dornford
 player, 280 posts
Mon 8 Nov 2010
at 05:31
Re: At the house
Without breaking his chant, William waves his hand toward the symbol, indicating he approves the suggestion. For the moment, he slows his approach to the door, waiting for someone to bring the symbol.
Farley Thompson
 player, 120 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2010
at 02:50
Re: At the house
If no one else is volunteering, Farley will hastily pick up the statuette and hand it to William -- continuing the chant of sanity the whole time, of course.  If this goes well, THEN into the house and up the stairs.  Supernatural cold might be unpleasant, but it's an improvement on what we've run into before.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 228 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2010
at 20:50
Re: At the house
At the house:

Farley lifts the glowing symbol and notices nothing unusual as he hands it off to William.

I'll assume William accepts it.  He also notices nothing unusual.  Assuming he moves toward the door, the glow of the red gem intensifies as it gets closer to the house.  The cold also intensifes as William gets closer.

Charles is still far from the door and the symbol.  Mark has recovered from his previous slip, looks grimmer now, and moves closer to the house.  Sean's eyes are darting between the symbol and William's face.  He chants as well and is waiting to see what William will do.

At the barn:

Nothing to report.
Tyler Gregory
 player, 265 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2010
at 23:09
Re: At the house
In the absence of something else coming up, Tyler will continue as he planned.
William Dornford
 player, 281 posts
Tue 16 Nov 2010
at 05:51
Re: At the house
William advances steadily toward the door, gripping the statue firmly and holding it before him as he goes, chanting loudly and clearly. If nothing prevents him, he will go right up and open the door.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 229 posts
Sat 20 Nov 2010
at 16:06
Re: At the house
At the house:

William reaches the door and touches the knob.  It is unbelievably cold to his hand, even wearing a glove.  He fears his hand would be frostbitten if he held it for more than a few seconds.

Will he still open the door?

At the barn:

Nothing to report.
William Dornford
 player, 282 posts
Sun 21 Nov 2010
at 05:59
Re: At the house
William glances at Tyler and stops chanting a moment to say ,"The door is too cold to touch.  Could you apply the crowbar?"  He steps back to give Tyler room,still holding the statue toward the door and chanting loudly and clearly.
Tyler Gregory
 player, 266 posts
Sun 21 Nov 2010
at 13:07
Re: At the house
Tyler nods and proceeds to give it a whack.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 230 posts
Mon 29 Nov 2010
at 17:23
Re: At the house
Please clarify for me.  Is Tyler trying to break off the door knob?  Normally the door knob would need to be turned, then the door would push open, so I'm trying to understand why he is whacking the door.
Tyler Gregory
 player, 269 posts
Tue 30 Nov 2010
at 00:03
Re: At the house
(OOC - he's trying to destroy the doorknob mechanism so the door can be opened without turning the knob (too cold to touch).
CoC Keeper
 GM, 231 posts
Tue 30 Nov 2010
at 17:08
Re: At the house
Two whacks of the crowbar and the doorknob snaps off.  A little more finesse and the door is open.

A blast of frigid air hits Tyler as soon as it opens, colder than the coldest weather he's ever felt.  William is not as close as he is, but it is still a painful burst of cold air.  No one else is close enough to be affected.

What do they do?
Tyler Gregory
 player, 270 posts
Wed 1 Dec 2010
at 00:01
Re: At the house
Tyler will head in when everyone else is ready to do so.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 232 posts
Thu 2 Dec 2010
at 22:40
Re: At the house
I'll reiterate since my description was insufficient.  The cold is so bad it hurts.  If Tyler stays put and waits, there is no question in his mind he will be hurt even more.  The same is true for William, just to a bit lesser degree.
Tyler Gregory
 player, 271 posts
Thu 2 Dec 2010
at 23:11
Re: At the house
Tyler staggers back and looks around to see if there is anything large that can be burned as a torch.
Farley Thompson
 player, 121 posts
Fri 3 Dec 2010
at 05:25
Re: At the house
This place just keeps coming up with new horrors.  I suppose that's its job.

Farley does still have the carbide lamp in his bag.  It burns very hot, but it's a small flame, so I doubt it'll help.  Anyone else?

If nothing else is happening just yet (and he's not being clobbered by the cold where he is), he'll take the time to get it out and light it, anyway.  Can't hurt.
William Dornford
 player, 284 posts
Fri 3 Dec 2010
at 05:59
Re: At the house
While William does not stagger, he does retreat sharply from the cold, and also looks about for anything that might help keep the party warm, either in terms of being burnable or in terms of something warm they might wear.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 233 posts
Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 20:50
Re: At the house (and barn)
At the house:

Tyler gets himself away from the door, feeling pain on any exposed flesh.  The pain remains as the others go about their various activities.  Most likely the exposure won't lead to any permanent injury since it was so brief.  William's pain remains for a while, but eventually feeling returns.  No one else was affected by the freezing air.

With cold this intense, they will need some form of warmth that goes beyond standard winter clothing for any prolonged exposure.  Tyler and William don't see anything they have with them that would burn for long, but those who visited the house before know where wood and coal can be found inside.  There's a wood-fed stove in the kitchen and another stove in the living room.  The carbide lamp probably won't help very much.

Through the partially open door, they see the house is coated in frost.  The intense cold and frost were not there when Charles went through the door before they went to retrieve the statue.  The statue's central red gem is still glowing.

Sean and Mark stay well away from the door and the statue, chanting and stamping their feet to keep warm.

Charles taps William on the shoulder and gestures for him to move away from the house (with the statue).

Tyler, William, and Farley each have a private line below.




At the barn:

Everyone is getting bored staring out the windows into the darkness.

Deuce suggests some people take naps while the others keep watch.  Evelyn volunteers to be on the first watch, so Deuce says he'll hit the sack for a while.  Tom stays on watch, and Manny finds a place to curl up near the fire.  That leaves three people on watch including Carl.
William Dornford
 player, 285 posts
Tue 7 Dec 2010
at 05:30
Re: At the house (and barn)
William chants more fervantly, but without interrupting his chanting he tries to gesture towards his head and indicate that he felt a mental pain when the door was opened.
Carl Johnson
 player, 173 posts
 newspaper photographer
 athletic
Tue 7 Dec 2010
at 22:17
Re: At the house (and barn)
CArl agrees that's an excellent idea.
Tyler Gregory
 player, 272 posts
Tue 7 Dec 2010
at 23:54
Re: At the house (and barn)
Tyler points to his head, nods "no", then shivers, to make his point.
CoC Keeper
 GM, 235 posts
Thu 16 Dec 2010
at 03:13
Re: At the house (and barn)
Please continue posting with the new game thread since this one is getting close to the 1000 post limit.  Thanks.