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978269 No. 978269 ID: b5fb67

It was a dark and stormy night.

Upon a hill sits a decaying old mansion. The flash of lightning from the rolling storm clouds briefly illuminates the dead trees and peeling paint. The manor sits quiet, content to slowly rot and crumble under the elements, undisturbed...

...until the high-beams from a 1999 Toyota Camry cut through the darkness. The car zig-zags up the hill, tires rolling over the crumbling driveway until it comes to a stop at the front of the mansion. The headlights and brake lights blink off as the engine silences, three girls emerging from the vehicle. The one in plaid and shorts approaches the door in the cool evening, producing a house key from her pocket as she slides it into the lock and opens the large front door. The girls step inside...
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Girl 3: "Here we are, our first real case! Aren't you guys excited? Can you smell the mystery in the air?"

Girl 2: "Smells like rotting wood and dead spiders."

Girl 1: "And maybe some mold. I should have brought an air filter..."

Girl 2: "The old Schwartzenberg Mansion. Built in 1952 by Kurt Schwartzenberg, had a lavish family of 5 living in it until the family just disappeared."

Girl 3: "And nobody has occupied it since! So many rumors of ghost sightings and paranormal activity coming from these walls... if we can solve this mystery, we can really put our names on the map!"

Girl 1: "Just like Ogdenville, North Haverbrook, and Brockway, right?"

Girl 2: *snrk*

Girl 3: "You laugh, but this is our chance to become famous! Besides, you remember what the realtor said, right?"

Girl 2: "If we get rid of the hauntings, we'll get a cut of his commission when he sells this place. That's easily a couple grand."

Girl 1: "We got that in writing, right?"

Girl 3: "Yes! Maybe! Ummm..."

The three girls stand in the entry way of the decrepit mansion. But... what are their names?

(Girl 1 is the left-most person, Girl 2 is the center one, and Girl 3 is the right-most person.)
No. 978271 ID: 0fae41

Melody, Trish and Jackie.
No. 978272 ID: 4c58a6

Switch Trish and Melody and it sounds good to me.
No. 978273 ID: 894419

Left to right: Charlotte, Allison, Tracey(but everyone calls her trace)
No. 978274 ID: ce39da

Carmine, Melody, and Brigette.
No. 978275 ID: 867391

when you name drop like that, there is only one choice. it turns out the girls were making a double simpsons reference, because in addition to being the names of cities, they are also the names of our intrepid ladies. that's right, they're Ogdenville, North Haverbrook, and Brockway.
No. 978278 ID: df76b1

Trudi, Kimiko, and Abilene.
No. 978285 ID: 6f7a5a

I like Carmine, Trish and Melody sound good to me
No. 978286 ID: 094652

Clarissa, Shelby, and Luxury.
No. 978288 ID: e51896

from left to right
Raelyn, Molly, Jessica
No. 978325 ID: c57263

Double check you all have your panties.
No. 978345 ID: b5fb67
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All of the girl's undergarments are intact.

Carmine, Melody, and Jessica stand in the entryway discussing their next move.

Carmine: "So what's the plan here?"

Jessica: "It's simple! We have three objectives: find the names of the ghosts or spirits, find out what is preventing them from passing on, and then help them pass on!"

Melody: "You're talking about the theory that ghosts are souls that cannot move on to the afterlife due to a trauma or lingering unfinished task that still binds them to the physical plane?"

Jessica: "Exactly! We solve that task or soothe the trauma and they leave! Easy!"

Carmine: "That's pretty optimistic. I get the feeling that it won't be that easy."

Melody: "Did we bring any equipment? Any kind of devices or objects that can sense or call ghosts? Even an ouija board?"

Carmine: "...the hell is a Luigi board?"

Jessica: "Well no... my budget kinda got eaten up by car repairs."

There's a long silence.

Carmine: "Fine, so where do we start?"

What will the girls do?
No. 978347 ID: fde50b

Split up and search for clues
No. 978351 ID: d82849

Say. "Yoo hoo, spooky boo."
No. 978367 ID: e51896

Well, whoever the ghosts are seems to have been taking good care of the plants, and was even nice enough to light the chandelier.

Maybe the ghosts will appreciate it if we cleaned the place up for them like the dusting off the webs (unless the ghosts are keeping the spiders as pets) and the dirt spots on the walls
No. 978378 ID: 094652

Make sure you have a heavy supply of bullets pepper spray in case something other than ghosts lives here.

Also, consider your friends' hotness.
No. 978392 ID: ce39da

Review the details of the disappearance case - whether there's ghosts or something more mundane causing all of this, I'm sure that case will have something to do with it. Try to reconstruct the family's final day (or night, depending). Start with the bedrooms if it was during the night.
No. 978396 ID: 87a01c

Just in case Luigi board confused anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15nNY7uofNw
Make sure door opens behind you, and look into building, possibly start making a map.
No. 978403 ID: 51b56d

Step 1 of any relationship is to establish healthy communication.

Since the family disappeared sometime around mid century, let's try giving them a call on their rotary telephone!
No. 978412 ID: 0fae41

Take a potted plant each to light the way.
No. 978427 ID: b5fb67
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The plants are plastic. The chandelier is electric with fake candles. There seems to be a lot of tacky decor in this place, like it was staged for selling and the realtor never came back for the props. And there seems to be no sense in hauling around heavy pots!

Jessica briefly regards her friend's attractiveness. But because they've been friends since grade school, the brief saunter into curious territory is dissipated.

Jessica: "Before we split up and search for clues, what do we know about the family here?"

Melody: "Let's see..."

Melody pulls out her Beri™ brand smartphone and opens a browser. The girls gather around to watch.

Melody: "Okay, so Kurt Schwartzenberg was an up-and-coming lingerie designer before his company got bought out by Elizabeth's Unmentionables. He supposedly invested a chunk of his new fortune in underwear research to make the most comfortable bra in history, allegedly because his wife had enormous... tracts of land and wanted to make her more comfortable. They also had three daughters who seemed to inherit her mother's... generous assets."

Carmine: "Huh. I wonder if we can find one of those boulder holders here."

Melody: "They were going to throw a premiere party at this mansion so Kurt could show off his latest invention, but it got cancelled at the last moment. No one knows why. Then the family just fell off the face of the earth until collection agencies came for overdue bills and discovered the alleged hauntings."

Jessica: "Interesting!"

Carmine: "Not really the word I would use."

Before the girls split up:
-Carmine is the strong one of the trio. She can move, lift, and break objects the other girls cannot. Additionally, thanks to 4 semesters of karate at the community college, Carmine knows how to fight.
-Melody is the smart one of the group. She is analytical, logical, and has high perception when hunting for clues.
-Jessica is the leader of the group. Award-winning member of the Debate Club in high school, she has high charisma and is able to talk her way out of many problems.

What happens next?
No. 978450 ID: e51896

haunted houses has hidden rooms that can open when triggered by weird mechanisms. try pulling down on the chandelier and see if it is actually a lever that can open a hidden door on the wall or something. If you cant reach it, give each other a boost to reach it.

(either that or maybe a cute black fur coated cat can arrive to greet the girls :3)
No. 978454 ID: d7c0e1

Split up and search for clues.
No. 978455 ID: 894419

Venture forth in a westerly direction!
No. 978456 ID: faa9d1

Checking for hidden passages is SOP for haunted house investigation. If we can reach the chandelier, Carmine can lift Melody up to investigate!

If we want to make contact, maybe the ghosts will be drawn to the girl who shares their "bountiful spiritual assets"?
No. 978502 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Mel, any chance that chandelier can reveal a secret passage?"

Melody looks up.

Melody: "Nope. It might collapse on us if we pull it, though."

Jessica: "Damn. Oh well. Let's hit the next room, split up, and look for clues!"

The trio walk into the adjacent room. It is very dark. The faint outline of dusty furniture and cobwebs is the only thing that can be seen.

Jessica: "Wait, what kind of room is this? Isn't there supposed to be a mezzanine type of area after the entry way? Like a sweeping staircase that leads to all floors?"

Melody: "I think Kurt Schwartzenberg was better at making lingerie than he was at designing mansions."

Carmine: "I really hope there are some Clue-style secret passages here."
No. 978504 ID: 6f7a5a

examine that grey card on the table
No. 978505 ID: e51896

Ah, on the wall there is something written that says "LEAVE". Sounds like a hint to me! go outside and get some leaves from the trees, then attach the leaves to the wall under the word "LEAVE"
No. 978506 ID: 44df78

What's that on the far end of the bookshel? Looks important!
No. 978507 ID: 845d55

Pulling at random books might work
No. 978510 ID: 7bc72c

Looks like they were a Jewish family. Start goose stepping while heiling ol' uncle Adolf to try and rile their spirits up.
No. 978511 ID: 094652

Why did none of you bring flashlights, pepper spray, or your mothers' skintight body armor?

Grab some books and start chanting horsepucky.
No. 978667 ID: b5fb67
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The girls split up, each heading to a different part of the room.

Squinting through the dark, Jessica spies a paper on the dusty old table. Leaning in, she can barely make out the text in the dark:

--OCTOBER 30th!--
You are invited to an EXCLUSIVE unveiling of Kurt Schwartzenberg's greatest invention: the Schwartzenberg Support Surprise! An undergarment that will revolutionize how women carry themselves! Increased comfort! A life of luxury, free from the crushing pain of normal shapewear!

The rest are address details, showing the reader how to get to the mansion. It appears to be an invitiation.

Melody takes pictures of the various parts of the room with her phone.

Carmine goes through several books on the end shelf until spying the bloody writing, and becomes unnerved.

Suddenly, a vague echoey noise reverberates throughout the room...

No. 978669 ID: 6f7a5a

Melody activate your sound recording ap! or go full video in case the voice says something else!
No. 978679 ID: 307426

We come in peace! Jessica's time to shine to convince the ghost we want to help.

Melody can record for liability purposes if/when the ghost sues for trespassing.
No. 978681 ID: f3021a

Ah, so that’s what a house of leaves sounds like. Take the invitation with you and look for supplies - matches, torches, prototype underwear...
No. 978768 ID: b5fb67
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Melody spins around and hits 'record' on her phone.

Melody: "This is it! Actual paranormal activity!"

The low, echoey voice sounds again.


Jessica speaks up.

Jessica: "Mr. Schwartzenberg! Is that you? We're here to help you! We want to help you move on to the afterlife!"

Suddenly, a faint blue glow surrounds the table in the middle of the room, along with the plastic plant and adjacent chair. They start to slowly float above the ground, stopping in midair before they start to violently vibrate. The voice sounds again.

"Nnnnnooooo ooonnneeee caaaaannnn hhhheeelllppp meeee."

The echoey voice suddenly becomes louder, a faint vibration runs through the floor like the bass being turned up.


Carmine: "It sounds pissed!"
No. 978776 ID: 87a01c

but why though?
No. 978783 ID: 055dbd

Help us help you!

Offer to sit back and talk it over. Communication is key!
No. 978786 ID: cef86d

Grab that plant. Show that ghost who's boss.
No. 978788 ID: b1b4f3

You should get out of the room before you get pelted with furniture.
No. 978789 ID: 094652

"No! We want stuff! Like answers about spirits!"
"And the combination to your safe!"
"And larger knockers!"
No. 978934 ID: 5b93d3

Turn on a phone light, see if there are any strings holding things up.
No. 979512 ID: 40a125

Leave the building. But only because you wanted to, not because it told you to.
No. 979619 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "But-but wait! We want to talk to you about stuff!"

Melody: "Yes, like how to help you!"

Carmine: "And if you have any more of that fancy lingerie lying around."

The voice becomes an echoing, raspy hiss as it fills the room. The floating chair and table suddenly begin to pick up speed as they move towards the girls.

Jessica: "RUN!"

The three girls dart towards the leftmost door. Carmine reaches it first, being the most athletic, but finds it locked. Desperate, she begins to kick it down with heavy high-kicks. The door frame begins to groan and crack as the hinges and deadbolt being to loosen and fall apart.

Jessica: "HURRY!"

The table and chair begin to break apart into smaller pieces that rain down on the trio. Chair legs, table legs, chunks of wood all turn into missiles that smash into the areas around the frantic ladies. Melody barely dodges a table leg.

With one final swift kick, Carmine breaks open the door, hanging on by only a rusty hinge. Carmine and Melody sprint through, Jessica ducking under a chair leg that smashes against the wall.
No. 979620 ID: b5fb67
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Unfortunately, Jessica is hit right in the head with a chunk of table, knocking her off her feet and right onto her face. She slides through the doorway right as another chair leg rakes across her back, tearing at her shirt and shorts. Carmine slams the door shut as Jessica rolls through, the sound of broken wooden furniture colliding against the old entryway.
No. 979621 ID: b5fb67
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The sound of angry wood chunks stops. The house is silent again.

Carmine: "Well THAT was harrowing."

Melody: "This ghost is in a lot of turmoil if it can lift objects and throw them."

Jessica lifts herself from the floor.

Jessica: "Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow!"

Melody: "Good lord, Jessica! Are you OK?!"

Carmine scans the dark room while Melody attends to Jessica.

Carmine: "So wait, is THIS the entryway? Did we originally come in through a side entrance? I'm so confused."
No. 979622 ID: 0fae41

Go upstairs to escape the carbon monoxide fumes that are clearly to blame for your hallucinations of ghosts.
No. 979624 ID: 506ff5

Well, talking didn't work. Guess the ghost won't be of any help...

Press on! You must be close to the original entrance. Maybe there are secrets hidden ahead.
No. 979626 ID: 894419

Looks like you're in the main hall, dramatically swing open the front doors to gaze at full moon during the storm. Just think about how great that image will be when you write your autobiographies!
No. 979629 ID: e51896

How hard did Jess get hit in tbe head?

It might be best to check if she has a concussion, is she feeling tired? Blurry vision? Dizzy?
No. 979810 ID: b5fb67
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Melody: "Do you have a concussion? Dizzy? Tired? Blurred vision?"

Jessica: "No, my head just hurts."

Carmine moves to open the front door. The heavy wooden doors do not budge. It seems like they are boarded up from the outside.
No. 979819 ID: b1b4f3

What's that on the stairs? Is that... b-b-b-b-blood?!
No. 979827 ID: b28c0c

Oh no. That had better be ketchup or this place's resale value just tanked.
No. 979828 ID: b172cf

Inspect that puddle of red.
No. 979834 ID: e51896

HA! jokes on the ghost, we can't leave if we are locked in here.

with Melody's high perception, she should inspect the red liquid. If it is blood, how fresh is it? it would mean another living thing was here recently.
No. 979837 ID: 89e85a

Check the red puddle
No. 979933 ID: b5fb67
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As Jessica massages the tender spot on her head, Melody spies a crimson stain trailing down the bottom staircase. She walks up the marble stairs to the gruesome spot.

Melody: "Got a bloodstain here! Might be a clue!"

Jessica: "Gross. How old is it?"

Melody touches the tip of a stain with her shoe.

Melody: "Very old. It's been here a while."

Carmine: "Think it might have been from one of the Schwartzenbergs?"

Melody: "A definite possibility. There's enough blood here to indicate a fatal wound might have been suffered, if the rest was soaked into the clothes of the victim."

Jessica: "Could it have been Kurt?"

Melody: "Hard to say. If it was, you'd think he'd haunt this room instead of the other one."

Carmine: "Hey yeah, why isn't the ghost from the other room harassing us in here?"

Jessica: "Ghosts are attached to certain locations and/or objects! Their trauma is what binds them to our world!"

Carmine "Where did you read THAT?"

Jessica: "A... website. We need to look for more clues. There seems to be 3 exits to this room that we can take. Should we split up?"

Melody: "Never split the party! My D&D games have taught me that."

Carmine: "Nerd."
No. 979934 ID: b1b4f3

Let's try door number 1. Whatever that is.
No. 979939 ID: b93bbf

Check the bannister above the bloodstain and be ready for a ghost encounter. Someone is definitely bound to this place with all that blood.
No. 979945 ID: e51896

Anything behind the stairs?
No. 979969 ID: 12b116

up the stairs. Starting at the top and working your way down is the best way to do these things.
No. 980055 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica looks behind the stairs. It's hard to tell in the darkness, but it seems like nothing is there.

Jessica: "Let's check the upstairs rooms for leads!"

The trio march up the stairs, avoiding the blood. They head to the rightmost room.

Jessica: "I've got a good feeling about this room!"

Melody: "Hopefully it will be safer than downstairs."

Carmine: "Just give me a chance to punch a ghost. I can make it happen."

Melody: "Doubtful, as ghosts are spectral entities that defy physical laws with their-"

Carmine: "I will punch a ghost!"
No. 980056 ID: b5fb67
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The three girls open the door to arrive in a dark bedroom. It smells vaguely of old perfume and mildew.

Jessica: "This must be one of the daughter's bedrooms!"

Melody: "I'm jealous of the canopy bed. I kinda want one."

Jessica: "Let's look for clues. Where do we start?"
No. 980057 ID: b1b4f3

Dresser drawers.
No. 980058 ID: aff048

Nightstand! There might be a diary.
No. 980059 ID: 6f7a5a

search the vanity!
No. 980164 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica goes over to the nightstand. Carmine heads over to the dresser. Melody investigates the vanity.

Carmine opens some drawers. She doesn't find much other than scattered mid-1970's era women's clothes, consisting of t-shirts, jeans, dress shirts, skirts, socks, and some underwear. Not much else of interest.

Melody tries to open some of the vanity drawers. After jiggling several handles, she discovers that most are locked. The few that are not locked are empty save for a nearly empty stick of lip balm and some costume jewelry.

Melody wonders if there's a key nearby...

Jessica checks the nightstand. The top two drawers have nothing in them except dust and a dried out ballpoint pen. The third drawer has a book, with "Diary" written on the cover in a gold embossed font.

Jessica: "Jackpot! Let's check the last entry..."

Jessica grabs it and flips to the last written page.
No. 980165 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Girls! I found a diary! Gather 'round!"

Carmine and Melody rush over. Melody pulls out her phone and shines a light on the diary pages.
No. 980168 ID: e51896

The girls should try to dress up in those old clothing.

What does the first entry on the diary reads?
No. 980174 ID: e51896

Also, it looks like there is a red bookmark of some sort on that diary. What is on that page that was important enough to mark?
No. 980175 ID: 424412

Uh oh. I'm getting Haunting of Hill House vibes.

Find mom's room!
No. 980232 ID: af075b

Look for the vanity key. Check under the rug!
No. 980381 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica flips to the first entry. It's nothing but teenage angst poems.

Carmine: "Hey what's the bookmark holding?"

Jessica flips to the bookmarked page; it's just blank pages towards the back.

Jessica: "Mom is the big lead! We should find her room and check for more clues."

Meanwhile, Melody looks around for the key to the vanity. She checks under the rug, and much to her pleasant surprise she finds a small square key.
No. 980382 ID: dec718

Try the key on the locked drawers!
No. 980383 ID: e51896

Jessica and Carmine: tell Melody she did a great job.

Lets see if that key fits the locks of the vanity
No. 980426 ID: e51896

hmm... I still find it suspicious that it is bookmarked to a blank page...

Wait, Idea: do we have a black light of some sort, something that can detect invisible stains, or in this case, invisible writing? Just because this ghost didn't use a pen doesn't mean they're not using something else to write.
No. 980427 ID: b1b4f3

Don't forget to look under all the furniture.
No. 980547 ID: 5b93d3

The classic 'invisible ink' is lemon juice, revealed by heating the paper.
No. 981073 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Think it could be invisible ink? That lemon juice trick?"

Carmine: "Got a blacklight?"

Jessica: "No..."

Carmine: "Maybe we should check under the rest of the furniture."

Meanwhile, Melody runs up to the vanity with the key. She starts unlocking the locked drawers. The first she unlocks contains nothing.

The second one, nothing.

The third drawer, though, contains a stack of papers.

Melody: "Guys! I unlocked a drawer in the vanity!"

Jessica: "Ooooo! Nice!"

Suddenly, the papers begin to emit an ethereal glow...
No. 981074 ID: b5fb67
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The papers fly into Melody as a glowing spectral mass darts out of the drawer. As it passes by her, the ectoplasmic energy from the spectre destroys a portion of Melody's skirt.

Melody: "GAH!"

???: "Wwwwhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..."
No. 981075 ID: b5fb67
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The entity flies around the room in circles before coming to rest in the middle of the girls, undulating slowly as it hovers inches above the floor.

Melody: "Dang it! I liked this skirt!"

Jessica: "Whoa! This is it, first contact with an apparition!"

Carmine: "Kind of expected it to be more human-shaped."

???: "Wwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyyyy..."

Author's note: I won't be adding clothing damage to the sprites because it would take way too long to edit each and every one.
No. 981076 ID: 052425

Oh no! Jessica, distract the ghost while Melody speed reads the papers. Maybe there's clues!
No. 981096 ID: fefad8

Why who?
No. 981117 ID: 4950ab

Or just grab the paper to read later, probably better that way.
No. 981133 ID: ecb3d0

obtain papers
No. 981168 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Why what? What happened to you?"

???: "Wwwhhhyyyyyyy diiiiiid mooooooommmmmm haaaaaavvvveeee tooooooo ddiiiiiieeeeee..."

The spectre moans mournfully.

Jessica: "Your mom died? You must be one of the Schwartzenberg children! How did your mother die?"

???: "Sshhheeee wooorrreeee daaadddd's iinnnvveeenntttiiiooonnn. Iiiiit eexxppppllooooddddeeedddd... aaannnddd iittt kiiillleeeeddd uuuusssssss..."

Jessica: "A clue! The shapewear the mom was wearing somehow exploded and killed her and the siblings! Or at least one of them!"

Meanwhile, Melody scans the documents. They seem to be erotic fan-fiction of 1973's American Graffiti. Many pages are devoted to Ron Howard's character making out with a nubile yet shy and reserved girl in the backseat of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala. Melody deduces that it might be a self-insert as she scoops up the pages to... save for later analysis. Yeah, that's it.
No. 981171 ID: e51896

I suspect sabotage. Ask the ghost if their father had any rivals.
No. 981178 ID: af672f

Okay, let's ask the obvious question... how did Mom's bazookas explode?

Seriously, that's one amazing feat of engineering if there's anything temotely explosive in there.
No. 981278 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Wait, how did your mom's bazookas explode?"

???: "Boooo hoooooooo hoooooooo."

Jessica: "No seriously, how did it happen?"

???: "Boooo hoooooooo hoooooooo."

Carmine: "Doesn't seem to know or want to say."

Melody: "Did your dad have any rivals? Do you suspect sabotage?"

???: "Booooooooo hooooooooooo hooooooooooo."

Jessica: "I don't think we're getting much else out of this ghost."

Melody: "Should we search a different room?"

Carmine: "Do you wanna rifle through more of their stuff?"
No. 981280 ID: 052425

I think the ghost needs a good cheering up. Maybe someone knows some good jokes?
No. 981281 ID: e51896

Let the ghost write in her diary, maybe she can vent her troubles in writing.
No. 981407 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica produces the diary.

Jessica: "Here, maybe writing in this will help? Or you could like... dictate to us and we could write it down in case you can't hold a pen?"

???: "Booooooooo hooooooooooo hooooooooooo."

The specter fades from view, and it's cry echoes into the room before silence takes over once again.

Melody: "I... guess that's it?"

Jessica: "Do you think it's gone?"

Melody: "Hard to say. What do you want to do now?"
No. 981412 ID: 6f7a5a

get angry at each other for not getting that ghost on camera
No. 981413 ID: 4d401c

Squabble over forgetting to nab the ghost on camera
No. 981414 ID: e51896

Keep the diary open to the bookmarked page and place it on the nightstand so that the ghost can write in it later. If you girls can find a pen or pencil nearby, place it next to the diary then just leave to the next room. We can check later to see if the ghost writes in it. Other than that, Nothing more to be done here. Go back into the hall and admire that giant landscape painting.
No. 981506 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Hey! Why didn't you take any pictures, Melody?!"

Melody: "Me?! Don't you have a smartphone with a camera on it?"

Jessica: "The camera broke when I dropped it!"

Melody: "Well I can't be held responsible for your clumsiness!"

Jessica: "Well I can't be held responsible for wearing the panties of a grade-schooler, Miss Strawberry Undies!"

Melody blushes as she covers her damaged skirt with one hand.

Melody: "That's not fair! These were on sale!"

Jessica: "Ugh! Our first shot at paranormal photographic evidence and we have nothing to show for it."

Jessica places the diary on the nightstand, opened to a blank page.

Jessica: "Let's just go look for more clues."
No. 981507 ID: b5fb67
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The trio return to the foyer walkway.

Carmine: "Alright, where do we go now?"

Melody: "We have this other room up here, might be another bedroom."

Jessica: "Also that room on the bottom floor. Not sure where it goes."

The girls think for a moment on what to do next.
No. 981509 ID: e51896

No point in going downstairs just to go upstairs again later. lets go to the next bedroom.

Or jump into the landscape painting like Fabio does in Super Fabio 94
No. 981511 ID: 052425

Bedroom time!
No. 981515 ID: 6f7a5a

go to the other bedroom! don't try on any exploding bras
No. 981527 ID: f2aa25

Become bedroom intruders
No. 981939 ID: b5fb67
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The trio walk across the balcony in the foyer into another large bedroom.

Melody: "This seems like the master bedroom."

Jessica: "Good. Time to look for more clues!"

Carmine: "Keep your phone handy, in case more spook-ums show up."
No. 981941 ID: e51896

Carmine: check inside the grandfather clock and the two nightstands by the bed (Is that a mirror on the right nightstand?)

Jessica: check the dresser on the right.

Melody: check the dresser on the left
No. 981950 ID: ecb3d0

sounds as good as any other initial plan of action.
No. 981965 ID: 2aef11

I too support this plan of action
No. 982146 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "Carmine, check the nightstands and the grandfather clock. Melody, check the far dresser. I'll check this dresser here."

Carmine: "Check."

Melody: "OK."

The girls head to their respective locations and begin searching. Jessica begins to rifle through the dresser. Many of the drawers are empty, save one that is filled with nothing but blankets, linens, and duvet covers.

Jessica: "I got nothing here."

Melody searches through her assigned dresser drawers. Many of the drawers are empty, save for some dust bunnies. Curiously, there is one drawer that has a lock on it, but seems to be unlocked. It has nothing in it.

Melody: "Same. Nothing to see here."

Carmine examines the nightstands. Aside from an odd lamp, there is nothing. She checks the grandfather clock next. The glass casing holding the pendulum seems to be locked. However, in the dark, Carmine spies a small place with an inscription below the clock:

Oft am I round, though sometimes not.
I can be cloying and cold, yet piquant and hot.
You can put me out for thou to see
But there's only once place I am destined to be.
What am I?

Carmine: "Guys! I have a fuckin' riddle here!"
No. 982147 ID: b1b4f3

Boobs. The answer is boobs.
No. 982148 ID: b1b4f3

Actually it's probably not boobs. It's something that can be cold and hot at the same time, which implies it can be spicy or minty.
Round and spicy? Fruit?
Or a tongue? Hmm, yeah. It's a tongue. Tongues are pretty round, but you can flatten them. The riddle could be talking about the perception of cold and hot, so that works too. You can stick out your tongue but it belongs in your mouth.
No. 982155 ID: abd1d9

Based off of previous experiences where the ghosts had damaged Jessica and Melody's outfit, I wonder if this will be a situation where the more we answer the riddle wrong, the more damaged Carmine's clothing will become somehow.

We can go with tongue
No. 982160 ID: e7c7d3

It's clearly a magic, temperature changing orb that unlocks the door of legend.

No no, it's a magic candle! They're often round, but wax can be made into different shapes. Being magic, they can be both hot or cold, depending on the colour of the flame. Also being magic, they can produce darkness rather than light. Thus, 'putting it out' would allow you to see. As for where they are destined to be? A candle holder, duh.

Or my more serious answer would be a cookie. It's destined to go you your stomach
No. 982215 ID: e51896

A friend of mine said water or maybe cheese
No. 982270 ID: b5fb67
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The girls gather around the grandfather clock. Melody carefully parses the riddle.

Carmine: "I've never been good at riddles. I usually look at the back of the book for the answers."

Jessica: "I'm kind of the same; if I haven't heard of a riddle before, I can't solve it."

Melody turns to face the girls after a minute of reading.

Melody: "Let's see... it says 'I can be cloying and cold, yet piquant and hot.' Cloying is a word that means excessively sweet or extremely sentimental. Piquant means to be interesting and to be of a savory flavor. Since temperature is referenced to both... maybe the answer is a food?"

Carmine: "But what food has to do with an old clock?"
No. 982285 ID: b1b4f3

egg timer???
No. 982293 ID: 8483cf

Yeah that's a pie.
No. 982294 ID: 27f65d

No. 982295 ID: 57abfa

Jessica and carmine, suggest finding a kitchen and bake a pie

Melody, roll your eyes and set the clock to 3:14
No. 982355 ID: e7c7d3

It has to relate to the clock? Then what about breakfast? It can be a nice, rounded meal. Can be either cold or hot. What time would be considered breakfast on the clock then? 8?
No. 982414 ID: 9c48ac

Habañero ice cream
No. 982487 ID: b5fb67
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Carmine: "Bread?"

Jessica: "Cheese?"

Carmine: "Habanero ice cream!

Jessica: "Breakfast? It's in the morning..."

Melody sighs and turns the clock to 3:14.

There's a soft 'click' as a hatch on the base of the clock opens up.

Melody: "It was pie! But in this case, 'pi' the irrational number, like 3.14159."

Carmine: "Ugh, math."

Jessica: "Same, I never liked math. But let's check out what we got!"

The girls look into the hatch. Inside is a small key.

Jessica: "Looks like one of those dresser keys."

Melody: "Only one drawer on the dresser I checked had a lock, but it was already unlocked."

Jessica: "Hmm."
No. 982490 ID: 8483cf

Try the glass casing for the grandfather clock, or if there's no key, try locking the "unlocked" drawer!
No. 982496 ID: e51896

Check under the rug
No. 982584 ID: b5fb67
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Melody picks up the key and looks at the glass casing of the grandfather clock. It doesn't fit in the keyhole.

Melody: "Hm. Maybe the drawer...?"

She runs over to the unlocked drawer and inserts the key. The other girls walk over and watch.

Melody: "The key fits! Now let's see if my hunch is right."

Melody turns the key. The open drawer's lock engages with a click. Melody turns the key again, but this time, the bottom of the drawer briefly jiggles as another soft click is heard.

Melody: "Ah ha! A false bottom!"

Carmine: "Good call."

Jessica: "Nice! Let's see what's inside!"
No. 982585 ID: b5fb67
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Melody removes the false bottom of the drawer. Inside sits a paper pouch and a journal embossed in gold leaf with the name "Cynthia Schwartzenberg."

Melody pulls the journal out and flips to the last entry as the girls lean in.
No. 982600 ID: e51896

I wonder what she was cooking which caused food poisoning.

We're going to probably need more clues to get the bigger picture, but right now, we can assume that turning that dial caused the explosion. Also note, usually righty tighty, lefty loosey. So maybe she felt more comfortable if the space bra was tighter?

I think signs are pointing to go to the kitchen.
No. 982601 ID: 8483cf

Time to move on! Let's head downstairs.
No. 984469 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica: "I wonder what she made that gave her food poisoning..."

Melody: "Well, it's probably safe to assume that this dial thingy caused the accident that got her and some of the family killed."

Carmine: "Must be one hell of a tightly wound brassiere."

Jessica: "Maybe. Let's see if if we can find more clues!"

The girls start to move towards the entryway when Jessica stops. The other girls stop with her.

Carmine: "What's wrong?"

Jessica: "Do you feel the floor here? It seems kind of... soft."

Melody: "Well, now that you mention it, the floor does feel kind of squishy."
No. 984470 ID: b5fb67
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Suddenly, the floor gives away underneath the trio as they go tumbling through the floor into the room beneath.

No. 984471 ID: b5fb67
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Melody and Carmine fall flat on their faces. Dazed and still in a darkened room, they pick themselves up. The two girls notice that they are missing a third.

Carmine: "Jessica? Jessica! Where are you?!"

Jessica: "I'm up here! Help!"

The girls look up to find Jessica, hanging by her shirt held by jagged parts of the ceiling.

Jessica: "I'm stuck! Help me down!"
No. 984476 ID: d85fec

Don't just stand there! Grab ahold of her and help her down! Vigorously!
No. 984477 ID: ca2950

Drop out of the shirt for a smooth escape
No. 984478 ID: d85fec

Carmine should catch her, and Melody should pull!
No. 984481 ID: 6f7a5a

Grab her firmly by the belt and pull her down
No. 984734 ID: e51896

Melody: explain you will go upstairs back into the room you were in before you fell through and that you'll get her unstuck safely from there.

Carmine: complain that would take too long and just yank Jessica down with your strength
No. 985949 ID: b5fb67
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Melody and Carmine nod at each other and grab onto one of Jessica's dangling legs. They begin to pull.

Carmine: "We'll get you down, Jess. Give us a second."

Jessica: "W-wait, I think I may be caught on something else! I think it might be my braaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

Melody and Carmine yank as hard as they can. There's the sound of tearing cloth and a couple of 'twang' sounds as Jessica falls from her hanging position and hits the floor. Unfortunately, she leaves behind a couple pieces of her shirt, and a heart-print bra.
No. 985950 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica stands up from hitting the ground. She rubs her legs as she looks back to her hanging position. She gasps as her hands dart to her chest, realizing she is a little more... jiggly.

Jessica: "I said WAIT, damn it!"

Melody: "Oops."

Jessica: "Yeah! 'Oops' is right! Thanks for destroying a perfectly good brassiere!"

Melody: "We had to get you down somehow..."

Jessica massages her temples as she attempts to calm herself. Meanwhile, Carmine starts looking around at the various boxes that litter the kitchen area.
No. 985951 ID: 6f7a5a

examine boxes!
No. 985952 ID: 8483cf

Search box, receive clues, and make sure to prepare for inevitable ghost jumping out of anything and errything!
No. 985961 ID: e51896

Jess: retrieve your bra, but accidentally drop it in the drain of the sink.

Melody: at the same time, turn on the disposal switch mistaking it for a light switch (destroying the bra). Wonder why there is still electricity in this abandoned building afterwards.

Carmine: check boxes

Alternatively, maybe Melody and Jessica can try to cook something to lure the ghost of the mother here or something since she seemed to like cooking considering she was writing about cooking in her diary. See what kind of old moldy food they have here.
No. 985973 ID: da1170

Search through the drawers and cabinets.
No. 986082 ID: b5fb67
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Jessica tries to retrieve her bra. She has to jump a couple times before she can grab it and pull it off the broken floor. She examines her poor support garment: the straps are busted, the hooks are broken, and some of the underwire might be bent. She sighs a heavy sigh as she folds it up and shoves it in her back pocket.

Melody and Carmine turn to examine the boxes.

Carmine: "Looks like these are moving boxes. They're labeled for appliances and cutlery."

As she finishes her sentence, a box lid tears open. Many knives float into the air, held by the same spectral glow that the girls saw before. More knives tear through another box and float into the air.

The blades start to turn to face the trio.


Carmine: "Uh oh!"
No. 986083 ID: 8483cf

FLEE FOR YOUR LIVES! Run from the knives!
No. 986084 ID: b1b4f3

No. 986085 ID: e51896

Hey, now it's Melody's chance to take pictures of the ghost! Get your phone out quick, Melody!

as the tough girl, Carmine, it is your responsibility to act as a shield to protect your friends! keep them behind you.

Jessica, use your charisma to talk out of this situation. Tell Mr. Schwartzenberg you met his daughter and she was begging for help, tasking you to find out why her mother had to die so she can be at peace.
No. 986086 ID: 894419

No. 986088 ID: 66e77d

Make like a tree, and get out of there.
No. 986289 ID: afe7de

Carmine, use karate to bap back the knives while your compatriots escape
No. 987410 ID: b5fb67
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Carmine: "LOOK OUT!"

In an instant, Carmine shoves her friends out of the way of the floating kitchen knives. As soon as her friends hit the kitchen floor, however, the array of sharp implements fly towards Carmine. She puts her arms up to protect her face while angling herself to give herself the lowest profile, all the while dodging cutlery. The knives barely graze skin and slice clothing, then embed themselves into the cupboards and counters. Seeing the knives stuck in the furniture, Carmine grabs her friends and hauls them into the nearby room.
No. 987411 ID: b5fb67
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The girls pick themselves up in a darkened dining room.

Jessica: "Thanks Carmine. That was a close..."

Jessica stares at Carmine.

Jessica: "...call. I couldn't bee-lieve we almost got attacked!"

Carmine: "What?"

Jessica: "It's fine, though I guess you could say that ghost was not bee-having itself."

Carmine looks down and sees her cut up clothing exposing her underwear. It's too dark to see Carmine turn red.

Carmine: "Aw piss."

Jessica: "Don't worry 'honey,' I have some bandages in my back pocket."

Carmine: "Maybe I should just call YOU the Queen of HEARTS!"

Jessica: "Okay okay, point taken."

As Jessica starts pulling a handful of adhesive bandages from her pocket, Melody scans the room.

Melody: "Think there are any clues here? We're running out of rooms to examine."
No. 987413 ID: b1b4f3

Fine why don't you take your camera out BEFORE spooky things start happening then.

Rifle through the drawers.
No. 987414 ID: 8483cf

Search the furniture for clues. Check the Buffet table for stock advice.
No. 987415 ID: afe7de

Check behind the stuff in the background for hidden papers. Maybe someone stashed a diary back there!
No. 987417 ID: 69f250

ooh that would be spicy! Do this!
No. 987506 ID: b5fb67
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The girls fan out and check the furniture. Carmine finds a buffet, Jessica goes to the dish cabinet, and Melody investigates the liquor cabinet.

Jessica: "I got nothing. Carmine?"

Carmine: "I found a note at the bottom of one of the drawers! It says 'lab entrance is old fashioned.' What does that even mean? Like a stone door or something?"

Jessica: "Don't know yet. Mel? What do you got?"

Melody: "This is a well-organized liquor cabinet. There's a compartment for sugar cubes, bitters, fruits, and ice... each cabinet door is individually labeled for rum, brandy, vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, cognac..."
No. 987507 ID: e529cc

Okay listen carefully, there is very little time and I have reason to believe you may never have an opportunity like this again so you must act now . Drink everything you can reach, the party starts RIGHT NOW.
No. 987508 ID: afe7de

The obvious solution to the puzzle is for them to drink so they can be at their sharpest mentally.
No. 987509 ID: 8483cf

Make a cocktail!

I think a good idea is some sugsr cubes muddled with bitters, mixed with whiskey and a zested orange, garnish with cherry.
No. 987511 ID: b1b4f3

An "old fashioned" is a cocktail. Simple syrup, water, bitters into a whiskey glass and mix. Add ice, pour whiskey over ice.
No. 987523 ID: e7c7d3

This sounds right
No. 987632 ID: b5fb67
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Carmine: "An Old Fashioned is a cocktail! Maybe making one will open the door somehow."

Melody: "That's right! We just need whiskey, sugar, water, bitters, and an orange or cherry garnish!"

Melody opens the whiskey cabinet... but finds it empty. Confused, she opens the rum and tequila cabinets and also finds them vacant. The ice, fruit, sugar, and bitters drawers are also bare.

Jessica: "We have no ingredients. Now what?"

Carmine: "I guess getting wasted is off the table..."
No. 987633 ID: b1b4f3

Maybe it has to do with the drawers and cabinets themselves? Like you're supposed to turn their knobs, or there's hidden switches inside?
No. 987634 ID: afe7de

Maybe it's a trap door? check under the table or the cabinets. Trap doors are really old fashioned.
No. 987637 ID: 8483cf

Old Fashioned is also a type of glass. Check for places where glasses used to be stored.
No. 987997 ID: b5fb67
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Melody checks where the glasses would be stored, but finds nothing.

She then closely examines the individually labeled liquor drawers. Nothing in tequila or gin... but she stops after checking the whiskey drawer.

Melody: "There's a button built into the door hinge of this drawer! It gets activated when the cabinet is opened."

Jessica: "Nice find! Do you think there are more?"
No. 987998 ID: 8483cf

Check the drawer for bitters and garnishes!
No. 988000 ID: b1b4f3

Ok, so, just open the related drawers.
No. 988009 ID: e51896

Did you push the button? push the button if you haven't yet.
No. 988283 ID: b5fb67
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Melody proceeds to open the remaining drawers related to the ingredients of an Old Fashioned: whiskey, sugar, water, bitters, ice, and fruit.

Nothing happens.

Melody looks around for a few seconds, confused.

Melody: "Oh! Right!"

She quickly darts over and closes the rum and tequila drawers.

There's a soft click, and the entire liquor cabinet slides to the left, revealing a secret passage.

Melody: "Ha!"

Jessica: "Wow. And here I thought secret passages were only on a Clue board."

Carmine: "I'm still disappointed there wasn't any tequila."

Melody: "Let's go!"
No. 988284 ID: b5fb67
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The three girls make their way down a spiral staircase, their hands on the walls as they carefully navigate the steps. Upon exiting the stairs, they go down a short hallway which opens up into a room filled with cloth, designing equipment, and drafting tables.

Jessica: "This is it, this must be where Kurt Schwartzenberg spent his time inventing in secret!"

Melody: "There seems to be junk all over the floor of this room. Probably from all his time making prototypes..."

Carmine: "Yeesh, this place smells like a laundromat crossed with a basement."
No. 988285 ID: 9c1ef3

Is that a sigil, or a lingerie one-piece?
No. 988286 ID: b1b4f3

Get your camera out. Things are about to get spooky.
Investigate the notes before you approach the Object.
No. 988288 ID: b7c700

Ground yourself before touching anything! Then check out the centerpiece masterpiece with appropriate caution.
No. 988306 ID: e51896

Lets find out how the finished piece exploded by examining the paperwork
No. 988319 ID: 894419

No. 990904 ID: b5fb67
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Melody takes a moment to whip out her phone and record everything she sees, including the strange bodice apparatus on the craft table.

Carmine: "What is this thing??"

Melody: "I assume its the shapewear that Kurt Schwartzenberg was engineering for his wife to show off."

Jessica: "So then this must have been what killed her! Look, there's a dial on the front of it and everything!"

Sure enough, the girls inspect the lingerie and find a 'tightness adjust' dial on the front.

Jessica: "Cynthia Schwartzenberg must have turned the dial to a faulty setting... but how would that have killed her?"

Carmine: "Who knows what kind of wacky shit is built into this thing."

Melody: "I need a closer look. Hang on..."

Melody moves closer to the bodice, phone in hand, as she attempts to turn it over.
No. 990905 ID: b5fb67
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Her investigation is interrupted, however, as another blue specter flies out of the bodice. Melody drops her phone in surprise as the ghost flies past her chest, destroying her shirt.

Melody: "AAAAAAAAA!"

???: "Kuuuuuuurrrrrrtttttttttt... oooooohhhhhh mmmmyyyy sswwwweeeettt hhuuuusssbbbaaannnddd Kuuuuurrrrttttt..."
No. 990907 ID: b1b4f3

No. 990913 ID: 8483cf

No. 990952 ID: f59a07

Get phone, record evidence, this is groundbreaking stuffs
No. 990969 ID: 894419

We need ALL THE EVIDENCE. Record our increasingly naked friend in order to show this evidence to vast numbers of people later. I'm sure she doesn't mind.
No. 991041 ID: c58093

Carmine: grab phone and take picture of Ghost (and Melody by accident). Send pix for proof of ghosts.
No. 991051 ID: 1d109c

yes photo record this!
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