Chapter 41: San Jose
The game continued from Chapter 40: Grover's Mill.
Our Present Story is Ended
game session #236
played on October 10, 2018
The group exited Matai Shang's command room and found themselves in a well-decorated parlor in Sarah Winchester's mysterious house. Holgrave appeared in glass and helped them make sense of what happened: The teleportation equipment that Shang had stolen from Holgrave was attuned to the raqia, the firmament separating dimensions, and when it was smashed, the raqia collapsed. Imhotep must have intended to combine the demi-planes but he wound up destroying the universe. How the group had survived was a mystery. As aftershocks continued, they explored several more rooms, including a sewer with Caleb's old friend "Rat Boy," a fine restaurant with manservant Mortimer Toombs, and a La Lumière safehouse with C. Auguste Dupin. Some doors opened to solid walls, and the group was unable to backtrack because the rooms kept changing behind them. In a hotel meeting room they remembered from Vancouver, a four-armed, two-headed Frankenstein attacked, smashing the room and the group. Gant and Sagesse had to be resurrected and Caleb was nearly killed as well before Elise dealt the final deadly blows to the monster. As they explored, Gant noticed numbers on or next to some of the objects, and Elise realized that other than rifles, those objects all corresponded to symbols of the nine major qabals that they had encountered before. At William Wilson's antiques store, they sold some of their gear and discovered more numbers.
Elise for killing Frankenstein (again)
Gant for seeking numbers and keeping notes
To Be at Home Again
game session #237
played on October 17, 2018
The group found a raging fire beyond another door, and pulled Nannuraluk out of it. He said it was the Library of Alexandria, and he reproduced a scroll that he and Elise had originally found there, showing the symbols of the nine qabals encircling Earth. They tried going another direction and found themselves in Roderick Usher's basement, where John Sheppard pointed out the similarities between their first adventure and this one, such as the calendar date and the nature of the houses. They found a chest and padlock, each with a number on it, and a desiccated stillborn baby inside the chest. The next door that they tried led to the Manor, where Abraham Van Helsing expressed gratitude for saving him that he was unable to say earlier. He also warned that if he was restored to full health in this place, then likely so was Dracula.