Thursday, November 1, 2012

House of Fear


Mingus Rooke told them there was an apartment building in Solace where another angelic horn could be found. Rooke had used Gabriel's to halt the Machineries of the Night before. Our heroes thought that might be their ticket to doing so again.

In last night's Halloween edition of our Weird Adventures campaign, Boris and Cornelius found themselves trapped inside the building with Erskine and Diabolico on the outside. The building was sealed; all of it's inhabitants were trapped, except for the one old man who ran out raving when they opened the door--and promptly died.

The buildings residents were being held captive by an extradimensional monster: a flowing, translucent blob creature. It seemed to in and out of the Material Plane. Boris and Cornelius first encountered it in the basement, but it moved around the building with impunity.

They went through the apartments, one by one. There were seductive, aging flappers, a  crazy old man trying to cast a banishing ritual, a room full of hostile golliwog dolls, and other eccentric inhabitants. Eventually, they found the weird horn in the hands of a jazz musician. Cornelius blew the horn.  It knocked him unconscious, but blew open the door so they were able to escape.

Mingus Rooke was waiting for them. He revealed the horn actually belonged to a fallen angel.  He said it wouldn't be able to help them destroy the Machineries of the Night--and the forces of Heaven would be coming for it soon, in any case. Rooke had known this from the beginning and tricked them into retrieving it and freeing the building's inhabitants.

Rooke did give them a little advice that would help them, though: destroy the dodecahedron and the heart-string.  The latter they had; the other...

4 comments:

Tim Shorts said...

Boris does not like Mingus. And discovered Golliwog dolls are creepy ever when they can't move.

garrisonjames said...

I just really like the sound of 'Machineries of the Night.' This Mingus guy sounds...complicated...

Gus L said...

Sad to miss that - I like Mingus a lot more now that I know about his trickery.

Trey said...

@Tim- Boris has some legitimate complaints.

@Garrisonjames - "Steampunk nanotech" is how one player described them based on my description. Mingus is a former adventurer, so you know...

@Gus - I was pretty sure you were out when you ran down your hectic week.