The Preliminaries are Complete, We Pause Before the Crisis
Status: SOLVED (see Transmission #6)
Sequence of Events
- Players followed their own agendas
- THE crime was solved (theft of a book), as was a crime (the murder of Betty Pedrag)
Victim: Miskatonic U — Tears of Azathoth book stolen
Perpetrator: Cyrus Lanfer
Location: The Orne Library, 1908/same, 1933
Motive: Protecting Dr. Armitage
Opportunity: Lanfer was Armitage’s assistant and could
Means: Simple misdirection: the volume in question was placed in various positions on Lanfer’s desk for 1/4 of a century to keep it away from Armitage and any other curious persons.
Mythos Angle: Armitage’s increasing obsession with this Mythos tainted volume drove his good friend to hide it from him. But he could not bring himself to destroy this precious volume.
Angus and Maude
- Aunt Pickman is definitely upset over the document fortelling her murder
- Her niece and Angus meet up with a book dealer holding the Basel Codex
- He shows them the Codex and they learn the mystery of the Elder Sign (and get brains fried)
- They show him the Egyptian statue
- The very weird Lady Corinthia is on the verge of laying down the money to (1/4 of a million in today’s money) to acquire the volume for the Orne Library
- Interacted with Tyler Freeborn, whose death is foretold in the last document.
- She works on a translation of an article about the Codex, along with the secretary whose illness is foretold in the document.
The Priest, Ms. Smith & the Cop
- Betty Pedrag shows up mutilated
- Turns out that the tough Dr. Montgomery hired to shadow her as she did medical work in the slums has a bit of a temper: Able Fuschak went berserk when he found Betty P. snooping on the Doctor and went berserk.
- Given that he is the nephew of a notorious bank robber there will be repercussions.
- Both the cop and the criminal want payback on Dr. Montgomery
- In any case, the criminal decides to track down the missing book.
- As she is striding towards a confrontation with the thief, Cyrus Lanfer, Fuschak is on HER trail.
- Officer Winter’s investigations into the Pedrag murder get him on campus just before the attack, and he manages to put a bullet in Fuschak before he ambushes Smith.
- damn, I loved sitting back and watching that madness
- The padre arranges a funeral for Betty
- He also inquires as to the Tears of Azathoth and the Index of Prohibited books.
Stuff that is on my mind:
- what is the Swiss dude going to do?
- what is R. Smith going to do with Dr. Armitage and the Tears of Azathoth?
- WhTF are these cylindrical winged guys in the Basel Codex?
- WhTF is the dude who can scan your body while talking to you over the phone?
- are the Fuschak gang going to make an appearance
- will the crew continue to succeed in driving the time dilations away?
Weirdness #1: The Tears of Azathoth
- a real volume of powerful sorcery
Weirdness #2 The Basel Codex
- a real and precious Mayan codex
Weirdness #3 The Future Threats
- the deaths of Freeborn, Ms. Pickman, the Swiss book dealer and illness of the secretary
OTHER UNINVESTIGATED LOOSE THREADS
“American Preservationist League”
An anti-immigration political party featuring a suspect named Jarhauz.
“Yeti in the Orne Library?”
No-one’s seen it yet. No-one’s seen it.