Thursday, August 9, 2012

At Midnight


Weird Adventures resumed last night in the WaRP system. The gang was on hand for the reading of Old Cyrus Westerly’s will to his five (six if you count one’s daughter) hopeful heirs. The would-be heirs were unusual characters, and a couple seem to have past history. Given these dynamics, it was lucky that Don Diabolico and Boris were accompanied by Erskine Loone (The Grumpy Old Troll , Michael), psychologist and psychonaut, who turned an analytic eye on the clan.

Cyrus’s will gives his entire estate to Cordelia, the only surviving relative bearing his surname. The gang felt this immediately put a target on her back. But from whom? Matti Besant, the housekeeper, says spirits roam the house--the result of the diabolism of Curwen Westerly, Cyrus’s grandfather. Then, there’s an escaped homicidal maniac on the loose from a nearby sanitarium. Compared to those threats, jealous family members seem positively mundane.

Diabolico schemes! Boris scowls! Erskine expounds!  Will they be up to the task of protecting Cordelia Westerly from harm?

Stay tuned.

11 comments:

Porky said...

If one of them is that guy standing on the step, I'd bet they are.

Is there a post on psychonautics here? I especially like your ideas on the less physical aspects of the World.

Trey said...

I haven't as yet done a full post on the topic of mind-expansion, but Loone joining the part has got me thinking about delving into the topic of weird psychedelics.

Tim Shorts said...

Fun game. Michael's guy is a fun addition. And the set up, a haunted mansion, will reading at midnight, homicidal maniac on the loose as a storm rages outside. Classic.

Sean Robson said...

Great set up! I look forward to the reports.

Trey said...

@Tim- Hopefully there will be a few unforseen twists in additon to all the cliches. :)

@Sean - Thanks!

Bard said...

Can't wait to read more!

Tim Shorts said...

I'm sure there will be. I'm enjoying the cliches. Hell, based Boris off the hard boiled detective cliche.

The Angry Lurker said...

I remember movies like this...with Edward Fox!

Trey said...

@Angry Lurker - Careful with those spoilers! ;)

ancientvaults said...

Psychedelics aren't weird to all of us! :D

Awesome post.

Trey said...

@Bard - Thanks.

@Vaults - Certainly not. :)