Part 3: Dr. Schreber Breaks a Waitress
Monday, February 18, 1935
The GM has misplaced the notes from the run, so this is in no
particular order and is probably missing things.
Tuesday, February 19, 1935
- Isaac goes to taunt Roderick again, but Dr. Schreber notes that
he doesn't actually know why Roderick is scared, only that it
amuses him that he is. When he later tells Roderick this, Roderick
feels much better.
- The group goes to lunch to try and chat up the waitress and a
customer, but they appear to be trying to give the right
answer, and the customer quickly flees. The plan is to go back the
next day when it's quieter.
- Eddie pokes around upstairs and attempts to open the trap door
into the attic from a storeroom. He is quickly intercepted by
Mrs. Newless, who says that the attic is not a public area.
- Eddie and Roderick manage to distract Mrs. Newless in the
downstairs lounge, Roderick fussing about getting a fire started, and
Eddie asking about the inn's architecture and towel warmers and so on.
Meanwhile, Charlie goes for the basement door. Alas, it is locked.
- Mrs. Newless sends Lottie out in the evening - Tommy and Eddie
follow her as she heads along a path into the woods. She seem to
notice that someone is following, and runs. She eventually gets to a
farmhouse, where she goes inside and does not emerge, at least not as
long as Tommy and Eddie stand in the woods watching.
- At night, while watches are kept, there appears to be some sort
of party upstairs, with singing and dancing. When Eddie heads
upstairs around 12:30 to see what's going on, the noise ceases
instantly and the upstairs lounge is empty and all the doors are shut.
Part 2    Index
- Eddie, Roderick, Dr. Schreber, and Sheila go to a very very early
breakfast in order to corner the waitress at the local diner. She's
clearly scared of the group. Dr. Schreber attempts to find out what
she's scared of ("What do you think we will do to you?")
and she freezes, terrified. He hypnotizes her. From her frightened
little rabbit brain (Roderick should sympathize), they extract that
people come to the Raven Inn twice a year, at the end of January and
the end of February, and that the dead walk at night then. No, she
hasn't seen any actual dead walking, she shuts the door at night. And
- Lottie comes into the room where everyone is to change the
linens, and seems to want to tell people something. Mrs. Newless
comes in and shooes her away for "bothering" people. Everyone but
Charlie leaves the room, while Charlie stays behind to intercept
Lottie when she comes to clean the room, and thrusts paper and pencil
at her. She scribbles hurriedly on it, and then
Mrs. Newless stalks in again as Charlie jumps into the closet to hide.
Lottie is sent downstairs, and the door to the cellar locked.
- Charlie decides the note says "Must talk to you outside", and
decides to eat it to destroy the evidence. Roderick stops him and
takes the note.
- Mrs. Newless goes outside for a little while to talk to someone,
gesturing at the Inn. Eddie heads to the general store, managing to
eavesdrop a bit on the way by, and hears something about taking care
of it. He asks the storekeeper about dried fruit, or something.
- Roderick, excercising his new "Aura Read" power, describes the
waitress's aura as having been beaten down with a lacross stick.
Lottie's aura has been hacked at with a chain saw, and the general
store owner's is the best of them, only beaten with a whiffle bat.
Both Mrs. Newless and the man she's talking to outside have very large
- Prowling around the town, Eddie fails to discover any standing
stones, but he does notice the separate fenced-in section for the
witches in the cemetery. There are graves here of Ann Wentworth,
Margaret Thomson, Martha Williams, Hannah Charles, and Elizabeth
Selwyn. Roderick's psychometry reveals that the vault for Margaret
Thomson has a strong residual of practicality about it, while that of
Elizabeth Selwyn reeks of vengefulness and anger. Someone appears
to be watching from an upstairs window of the Raven Inn; Roderick waves
- A sparrow, impaled by a silver arrow, and a sprig
of some plant, are left on Gerti's pillow and discovered by Sheila.
Roderick identifies this as a sort of targeting pre-ritual step.
- Sheila seems to notice something that nobody else does; when
pressed and asked if she heard something, she says "No, but then, we
wouldn't expect to, would we?"