The Town of Innsmouth.   Posted by Eldritch Spirit.Group: 0
Eldritch Spirit
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Sat 31 Jul 2021
at 03:34
The Town of Innsmouth
...the bus rolled to a stop and the driver opened the doors.

"Would you like some help with your luggage?"
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 16 posts
Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 02:37
The Town of Innsmouth
"Yes, thank you," said Nicole.  Might as well take advantage of that while she could.  Easier than dealing with her Hands more.
Eldritch Spirit
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Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 02:46
The Town of Innsmouth
The bus driver walked over and got your luggage down and carried it out of the bus.

"Which hotel are you staying at?"
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 17 posts
Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 03:48
The Town of Innsmouth
"Gillman House," Nicole said.  "There aren't really a lot of other choices in Innsmouth..."
Eldritch Spirit
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Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 04:01
The Town of Innsmouth
Some dark clouds were rolling in as you got to the hotel and they opened up as you stepped inside the hotel. Avery tall, but skinny man was behind the front desk, he had a series of three scars on each side of his neck.

"May I help you?" he asked.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 18 posts
Mon 2 Aug 2021
at 01:32
The Town of Innsmouth
"I'm Nicole Hellsmith," said Nicole.  "I have a reservation."
Eldritch Spirit
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Mon 2 Aug 2021
at 02:46
The Town of Innsmouth
"Very good. Room 116," the man said, fetching a key. "We have no bellhop."

"I'll do it," the bus driver said.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 19 posts
Mon 2 Aug 2021
at 03:00
The Town of Innsmouth
"Thank you," said Nicole.  She went up to the room.

...this time, she let the bus driver see what was inside her sleeves as it handed him a quarter for a tip.
Eldritch Spirit
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Mon 2 Aug 2021
at 03:06
The Town of Innsmouth
The bus driver's eyes went wide.

"H-have a good night."

You hear him move away down the hall and you are alone.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 20 posts
Tue 3 Aug 2021
at 02:36
The Town of Innsmouth
Nicole sighed-- you'd think, in Innsmouth, people would be more used to this kind of thing!-- and went to unpack.  She'd have to ask about options for dinner soon.  How distant was that place the driver had recommended...?
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 22 posts
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Tue 3 Aug 2021
at 02:46
The Town of Innsmouth
It wasn't too far from here, just a block down from here.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 21 posts
Tue 3 Aug 2021
at 03:07
The Town of Innsmouth
After unpacking and changing (such nimble tentacled demons!) Nicole went out to go get some dinner at that place.  Why not?
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 38 posts
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Mon 9 Aug 2021
at 04:01
The Town of Innsmouth
There was a knock on your door and a soft female voice.

"Ma'am, this is housekeeping, are you okay?"
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 37 posts
Mon 9 Aug 2021
at 21:23
The Town of Innsmouth
"I'm fine," said Nicole.  "But I'd prefer to not be disturbed."
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 39 posts
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Mon 9 Aug 2021
at 22:46
The Town of Innsmouth
"Very well," the woman said.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 38 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 00:28
The Town of Innsmouth
Nicole went on to set up some protective wards before she slept.  This place was trouble, and nothing but.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 40 posts
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Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 00:55
The Town of Innsmouth
You managed to have a restful sleep, clearly the wards worked.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 39 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 01:11
The Town of Innsmouth
She restored the room to its original condition and went out to grab a quick breakfast and find the old friend who'd written her...
Eldritch Spirit
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Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 01:34
The Town of Innsmouth
The staff at the hotel gave you space, and set out into town. The home wasn't too far from the hotel and you manage to find it. The yard had plenty of ship wreck items in there.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 40 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 01:59
The Town of Innsmouth
Not surprising, in a town like this...

"Hey, it's me," she said.  "You in, kiddo?"
Eldritch Spirit
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Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 02:14
The Town of Innsmouth
You see a small slot in the door open and a large eye appearing to peer out of it.

"Who is it?" a raspy voice asked.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 41 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 02:30
The Town of Innsmouth
"Me," said Nicole.  "Nicole Hellsmith, Esquire.  Obviously."
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 43 posts
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Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 03:15
The Town of Innsmouth
"Come in," the voice said, undoing locks on the door.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 42 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 03:21
The Town of Innsmouth
She did.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 44 posts
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Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 03:27
The Town of Innsmouth
The house was dark and the female figure made sure to stay cloaked in shadow.

"What do you want?"
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 43 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 03:38
The Town of Innsmouth
"Hell, lady, I was invited here!" said Nicole.  "I was told my talents were needed to deal with a weird situation.  Which means sorcery, witchcraft, demonology, something like that.  I don't get called to help someone match their dress to their wallpaper."
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 45 posts
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Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 07:56
The Town of Innsmouth
"It's been so long since I've had guests. I'm sorry," the woman said.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 44 posts
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 23:17
The Town of Innsmouth
"That's okay," said Nicole.  "Some people already tried to do me in last night just for showing up here.  So what's going on?"
Eldritch Spirit
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Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 00:49
The Town of Innsmouth
"My daughter has gone missing," the woman said. "I want her to come home."
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 45 posts
Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 01:26
The Town of Innsmouth
"Well, sure," said Nicole.  "But help me out here.  What's her name?  What does she look like?  Was she kidnapped by the church here, or did she run away with her beau?"
Eldritch Spirit
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Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 01:51
The Town of Innsmouth
The woman went into another room for a moment and brought back a picture of a girl who looked about sixteen and pretty.

"Here, her name is Tammy. I don't know where she went. She was in her bed one night and gone the next morning."
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 46 posts
Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 02:16
The Town of Innsmouth
"Okay... any signs of a break-in?" said Nicole.  "Also, do you have personal items of hers around?  That would help me a lot."
Eldritch Spirit
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Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 02:29
The Town of Innsmouth
"No, but she did have a room with a large window," the woman said. "Would her comb work?"
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 47 posts
Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 04:04
The Town of Innsmouth
"Show me her room," said Nicole.  "It might be important."
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 49 posts
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Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 04:20
The Town of Innsmouth
"Down this way," the woman said, and heading down the hall.

The room was very clean and well kept.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 48 posts
Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 04:33
The Town of Innsmouth
Nicole investigated it carefully.  Notably, she examined the window, trying to see if there were signs that it had been forced from the outside... or if it had been opened from the inside.

"Is anything of hers missing?" Nicole asked.
Eldritch Spirit
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Wed 11 Aug 2021
at 04:52
The Town of Innsmouth
It was difficult to tell, the window seemed to be able to be opened both ways.

"I know she was saving some money and that is missing," the woman said.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 49 posts
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 04:02
The Town of Innsmouth
"What about clothes?" asked Nicole.  "Or personal items?"

It was important to have some idea if she had run away or been stolen, after all.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 51 posts
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Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 04:32
The Town of Innsmouth
"None of that is missing as far as I can tell," the woman said.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 50 posts
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 04:48
The Town of Innsmouth
"All right," said Nicole.  She went around to see if there were any traces left outside the window.

If that didn't work, she might just have to fall back on magic.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 52 posts
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Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 04:55
The Town of Innsmouth
There were several footprints underneath the window.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 51 posts
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 05:19
The Town of Innsmouth
Well, that was a start, at least.  Nicole set out to see where they lead.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 53 posts
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Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 03:51
The Town of Innsmouth
They laid to a sewer grate.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 52 posts
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 04:28
The Town of Innsmouth
...no help for it.  She moved the grate and went down.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 54 posts
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Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 04:32
The Town of Innsmouth
The path went towards the ocean.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 53 posts
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 04:59
The Town of Innsmouth
...well.  She went to follow it for a while, to see if there were any clues, but otherwise, she was going to have to go back to her room to try some magic.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 55 posts
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Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 01:31
The Town of Innsmouth
As you get closer and closer to the ocean, you find lots of strips of what could be human skin, but you can't be sure.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 54 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 02:04
The Town of Innsmouth
...Interesting.  Nicole pocketed a scrap; it might be important.  And then she followed along the path.  Maybe she'd find something.  Maybe not.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 56 posts
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Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 02:17
The Town of Innsmouth
The sewer led to the ocean.

(OOC: Perception check, please)
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 55 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 02:23
The Town of Innsmouth
21:23, Today: Nicole Hellsmith rolled 11 using 2d10 ((8,3)).
1 success

Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 57 posts
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Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 02:49
The Town of Innsmouth
You notice a glitter coming from some coins in the water, quite a few of them.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 56 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 03:06
The Town of Innsmouth
...possibly important.  Possibly income.  Nicole's demon hands gathered them up.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 58 posts
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Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 03:54
The Town of Innsmouth
The coins appeared to be gold and quite old as well.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 57 posts
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 04:16
The Town of Innsmouth
Nicole took a moment to study them further.  Were they Spanish gold?  Gold dollars?  Or something stranger...?
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 59 posts
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Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 01:27
The Town of Innsmouth
They did appear to be Spanish, maybe 16th or 17th century?
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 58 posts
Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 01:53
The Town of Innsmouth
Odd... Nicole followed the trail to the ocean, to see if anything was there.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 59 posts
Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 02:58
The Town of Innsmouth
She gathered up the coins and headed back to her room at the inn; she didn't have a way to track someone underwater, if that was the real trail, so she'd have to attempt magic.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 60 posts
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Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 03:07
The Town of Innsmouth
As you arrive back at your room, the maid was waiting outside of it.

"Are-are you still safe, madam?"
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 60 posts
Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 03:40
The Town of Innsmouth
"Why wouldn't I be?" Nicole asked.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 61 posts
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Mon 16 Aug 2021
at 22:25
The Town of Innsmouth
"We've heard that the Church has taken an interest in you," the maid said. "But you should be safe here."
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 61 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 02:32
The Town of Innsmouth
"Well, good, then," said Nicole.  "What is this church, though?"
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 62 posts
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Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 02:59
The Town of Innsmouth
"It's a local religion," the maid said. "Not all of use follow it."
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 62 posts
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 04:17
The Town of Innsmouth
"So what's their deal?" Nicole asked.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 63 posts
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Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 04:23
The Town of Innsmouth
"I can't go into full details with outsiders, but they worship things that are not gods and want to keep outsiders, well, out," the maid said.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 63 posts
Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 02:04
The Town of Innsmouth
"That last part's the awkward one," said Nicole.  "I don't care if they worship clear glass bottles on alternate Wednesdays if they don't make trouble for other people.  But glad to hear that this is safer; I'm going to do some work in my room, I guess."
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 64 posts
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Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 02:58
The Town of Innsmouth
"Are you expecting any guests today?" the maid asked.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 64 posts
Wed 18 Aug 2021
at 03:49
The Town of Innsmouth
"No," said Nicole.  "I don't really know anyone in town."
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 65 posts
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 02:41
The Town of Innsmouth
"We'll ensure you aren't disturbed," the maid said with a bow.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 65 posts
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 03:05
The Town of Innsmouth
Well, she had to trust someone... she set out to perform a magical ritual to locate the girl, to learn what had happened to her.  The shreds of skin were going to be a part of it; it should show easily if they were hers or not.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 66 posts
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 03:30
The Town of Innsmouth
(OOC: Give me a spirit or Ki roll. Your choice)
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 66 posts
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 04:08
The Town of Innsmouth
23:08, Today: Nicole Hellsmith rolled 24 using 5d10 ((3,9,2,4,6)).

1 Success.

Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 67 posts
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 05:00
The Town of Innsmouth
A trail you can follow appeared.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 67 posts
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 04:37
The Town of Innsmouth
Well, it was something... and there was no time to waste.  She headed out.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 68 posts
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 02:10
The Town of Innsmouth
The trail led down to the beach, you can see that the sky is threatening to rain and rain hard.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 68 posts
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 02:56
The Town of Innsmouth
Well, of course it was.  And if they'd gone underwater, as she suspected, she might be out of options.  But for now, she followed the trail.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 69 posts
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 03:10
The Town of Innsmouth
The trail led down to the beach and then to a large church on a cliff looking over the ocean.
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 69 posts
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 03:40
The Town of Innsmouth
Better... and somehow, inevitable.  Nicole headed towards the church.
Eldritch Spirit
 GM, 70 posts
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 01:30
The Town of Innsmouth
As you got closer, you started to see some residents patrolling around the church.

(OOC: Some stealth is needed if you want to continue.)
Nicole Hellsmith
 player, 70 posts
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 01:47
The Town of Innsmouth
20:47, Today: Nicole Hellsmith rolled 9 using 2d10 ((6,3)).