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Death Night

An adventure for use with GURPS Horror


Copyright (c) 1996 by Richard Lunsford

Nathan Robertson Me Fecit Anno Domini MMVIIII

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Introduction
This G R!" #orror adventure is written for the $odern %ay& Conversion to other ti'es re(uires 'odification) especia**y in transportation) 'edia and forensics techni(ues& %esigned for three to si+ 1,,-pt characters) the adventure stresses detective and co'bat s.i**s& /ther usefu* s.i**s inc*ude fast-ta*.) forensics) research and trac.ing& Low-*eve* 'agic and psi powers (%ivination) !recognition and !sycho'etry) 'ay enhance the 'ood) particu*ar*y if the G$ assigns these abi*ities secret*y& 0ntended for p*ay over two or three sessions) %eath 1ight offers a chance to convert 23ust !*ain 4o*.s2 to 24ear*ess $onster "to'pers2& 5ritten as a /ne "hot) it presents severa* opportunities to *aunch an e+tended ca'paign& /ccu*t contacts) psycho .i**ers & & & even a 4ourth Reich& Choose those best suited to your ca'paign& The seeds are p*anted6 deve*op'ent is up to you& 7n8oy&

cri'e) 'oderate prices provide decent *iving and rea* 'oney buys the fri**s& Costs and conditions shou*d appro+i'ate those given& 0n poor areas) so'e advantages 'ay beco'e disadvantages as attractiveness and obvious wea*th attract unwanted attention& Pete's Trailer od!e

This trai*er par. has ad8oining *aundro'at) a s'a** grocery for the bare essentia*s and space for over si+ty trai*ers& Rent is <1=>? 'onth with uti*ities for space) <=>,?'onth for a trai*er& !rices at the store are >@ above average& !eter $cCa**ister owns and 'anages the par.& #e doesn2t a**ow fast driving or *oud parties) but is otherwise to*erant& Cri'e is a rarity6 $cCa**ister carries a big stic. to .eep it that way& The par. is c*ean and we**-.ept) with *arge *ots and a'p*e space& The tenants are 'ost*y wor.ing c*ass fo*. who .eep to the'se*ves& "im#son A#artments A three story bui*ding owned by 7dward "i'pson) this apart'ent co'p*e+ features *ower c*ass housing at a no'ina* price& Roo's inc*ude two bedroo's) bath) .itchen and *iving roo' with two c*osets& Rent is <=>,?'onth without board& The co'p*e+ is dirty and graffiti ridden) but the roo's are functiona*& $r& "i'pson is never in town6 co'p*aints are ta.en by $s !etrish) a hatefu* o*d crone who ignores the'& "ervice is non-e+istent) and tenants 'ust tend to their own prob*e's& A ro** against Research or "treetwise at -A revea*s that "i'pson bribes the bui*ding inspectors& A critica* success produces proof& Recent*y) a *oca* gang has *ain c*ai' to the bui*ding) terrori9ing tenants and vanda*i9ing apart'ents& "evera* rapes and 'uggings have been reported) and i**ega* narcotics abound& !eop*e are so afraid that a good reaction is needed to get he*p in an e'ergency& Mont!omer$ %abins 7ach year) 7vans'ith hosts a nu'ber of vacationers *oo.ing for a peacefu* country retreat with the per.s of a nearby popu*ation center& And each year) a part of that e+perience is $ontgo'ery Cabins& 4or <1),,,?'onth) custo'ers en8oy a private *og cabin with two bedroo's) .itchen) bath and spacious den with firep*ace set in a beautifu* hardwood forest five 'i*es east of 7vans'ith& A*so provided is a supp*y of firewood and the use of the private *a.e& 7*ectricity is by way of gas-powered generators& /n*y cabin residents 'ay hunt and fish on the thousand acre spread& %olle!e Dormitories The &$&7& ca'pus has four huge dor'itories) two coed and two e+c*usive to 'en and wo'en) respective*y& 7ach dor' is two stories and of sturdy bric. construction& A sing*e dor'itory houses up to >,, students) running at about two-thirds capacity& !rivate and shared roo's are avai*ab*e& Both f*oors have bathroo' and showering faci*ities& A *aundry roo' is on the first f*oor of each dor') as are vending) co.e) cigarette and ('ost recent*y) condo' 'achines&

Evansmith
7vans'ith is a 'odest co''unity of four thousand in northern $ichigan west of 7scanaba) nest*ed in a va**ey bordered by 'ountains near the $eno'inee Range& 0n addition) over two thousand students attend the niversity of $ichigan at 7vans'ith) and a hea*thy tourist popu*ation abounds the year round& 7vans'ith2s econo'y thrives on touris' and *oca* industries such as forest products and iron 'ining& %ue to this strong econo'ic base) 7vans'ith is growing rapid*y and offers e+ce**ent services re*ative to its si9e& Lifesty*es range fro' rura* to suburban) with a predo'inant*y wor.ing-'idd*e c*ass popu*ation& Cri'e has risen in recent years) with a sharp increase in drug traffic.ing and vanda*is'& ".iing and hunting are the 'a8or recreationa* activities& Curious*y) the weather and terrain) 7vans'ith2s greatest assets) are a*so its worst *iabi*ities& The heavy snowfa** and rugged surroundings so favorab*e to s.iers sea* off the va**ey for 'onths at a ti'e during bad winters& This year wi** have one of the worst& A 'ap of centra* 7vans'ith is provided) showing #ighway 11: ('ain street) and 'a8or area *ocations& This highway runs fro' the southern tip of the va**ey through town) three 'i*es out to the co**ege& The popu*ation di'inishes 'oving outward fro' 'ainstreet) graduating fro' near urban s(ua*or to 2the stic.s2& Cedar and pine border the region) with ta** 'ountains on the northern border& 5i*d*ife is abundant) and so are R;s and vacationers&

Where the Heart is


7vans'ith hosts a variety of *iving areas tai*ored to the individua*& /bvious choices inc*ude dor'itories) fa'i*y-owned ho'es and wor.-provided housing& /therwise) *odgings go as budgets a**ow& There are severa* a*ternatives to those *isted be*ow& !rice ref*ects (ua*ity of housing and *ocation (near 'a** or s.i *ift)& Lower cost *odgings are seedier and sub8ect to higher

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7ach dor' is overseen by a dor' 'onitor and two student assistants& /fficia**y) a** students are in their roo's by 1, p' curfew& Actua**y) 'onitors ignore a** but the 'ost f*agrant vio*ations& Loud) rowdy parties brea. out wee.ends and guns) drugs) and other contraband abound& The coed dor's are s*ea9y and so are 'ost of the coeds& !Cs with *echerousness or addiction wi** have no prob*e' 'eeting the need here& "erious students study in the *ibrary& %or' persona*ities to f*esh out co**ege *ife are the G$2s prerogative&

orders by phone and de*ivering the i**ega*s in pi99as& %e*ivery boys co**ect the 'oney and the !a*ace does a whopping business& A ro** against Area Dnow*edge -6 or "treetwise -A infor's a character of the traffic.ing& The Parlor 4or ice crea') yogurt and tofu) peop*e go to the !ar*or) a s'a** desert bar in the southern part of town& The par*or is owned and operated by the three Ross*ey sisters& "ervice is friend*y but s*ow (they push the tofu)& The par*or has strugg*ed a*ong for the past five years) and a sharp drop in touris' cou*d drive it under&

Dinin!
7vans'ith2s econo'y re*ies *arge*y on touris') especia**y by way of restaurants and renta*s& Curious*y) none of the big na'e chains have prospered) owing to snow-ins and pressure fro' the Cha'ber of Co''erce to discourage non-*oca* businesses& "evera* 2gas station groceries2 serve the town) as we** as those be*ow& &arne$'s &ur!ers This restaurant is owned by Barney %anie*s) a port*y fe**ow who coo.s and directs four waitresses& Barney2s serves assorted drin.s) so'e $e+ican and a** greasy fast foods& Custo'ers are served at the drive-in window or interior cafe& Barney2s is a *oca* youth hangout due to the s'a** arcade in bac.& A 8u.ebo+ p*ays the *atest roc. 'usic& The "mo'e House Roger $i*ton owns the "'o.e #ouse) a *arge *og cabin-sty*e restaurant *ocated at the north end of 'ainstreet& The "'o.e #ouse offers stea.) ribs) roast and other gri**ed) barbecued and burnt fare6 it2s a 'eat and potatoes p*ace& Beer and whis.ey are served (soft drin.s on re(uest)& 5ee.end shows provide entertain'ent via country western bands& Tuesday is *adies2 night (dates drin. free)& !rices run about <C&,,?'ea*& 4ive waitresses tend the *arge cafe and sa*ad bar& The coo. (and unofficia* bouncer) wor.s in bac. over a huge fire pit6 his na'e is %ra.e 7dwards) and he is one 'ean 'an& Those with Area Dnow*edge .now better than to cross %ra.e& "am's "ea Food Em#orium At the heart of 7vans'ith) this (uaint eatery serves a** 'anner of seafood and fresh-water cuisine& "a'2s is c*assy and sophisticated with a party at'osphere& "a' 'ing*es with custo'ers and arranges entertain'ent& $ost patrons prefer the buffet) <:&>,?person) <C&:> with crab *egs& The Pi((a Palace The !a*ace caters 'ain*y to teenagers and fa'i*ies with chi*dren& !rices are average) about <C&>, for a 'ediu' pi99a and pitcher of Co.e& !atrons have access to pinba** and video ga'es& The !a*ace offers free de*ivery anywhere in 7vans'ith) and specia* prices for *arge orders& 5hat owner Anthony "travas.i and the co''unity don2t .now is that the !a*ace serves as cover for an area drug ring& The chef) Brad Ash*ey and three de*ivery boys supp*y *oca* buyers) ta.ing

"ho##in!
The Evansmith Mall 0n 19C:) the Cha'ber of Co''erce contracted area business'en to construct a shopping 'a**& The 'a** was successfu*) strengthening the *oca* econo'y and increasing touris'& "'a** but growing) the 'a** is a center for youth) shopping and co''unity events& Business hours run fro' 9E,, a&'& thru 1,E,, p&'&) seven days a wee.& Shop Mart: "i'i*ar to 5a*'art or "ears) "hop $art is a depart'ent store featuring a variety of c*othes) *uggage) records and tapes) toys) sporting goods) ite's for ho'e F garden and schoo* supp*ies& Lay-a-way costs an added 1>@6 regu*ar prices are >@ above average& 7ight chec.-outs serve the pub*ic& The on*y store of its .ind in 7vans'ith) "hop $art does great business& 7veryone in town shops here& Troy's: Troy2s is a c*othing store and the on*y serious co'petitor to "hop $art& $ost 'erchandise is fa'i*y attire geared to the co*d c*i'ate& Troy2s has average prices with a good se*ection& The Ski Shop: T#7 p*ace to buy s.is and a** the accessories) p*us s.i c*othes and fashionab*e winter wear& "tan "anders owns the ".i "hop) and a*so gives s.i *essons& The Shoe Shack: Reebo.) 1i.e) Adidas and other popu*ar brands are priced at G>@) inc*uding boots) sanda*s and for'a* footwear& Lay-a-way costs an e+tra 1,@& Styles 'n Smiles: 4our hair sty*ists at a ti'e wor. in this beauty sa*on) which a*so se**s hair care products& The c*iente*e is *arge*y fe'a*e6 'ore 'en choose the Barber "hoppe& By coincidence) the bouti(ue is a*so a gossip 'i** ("treetwise ro**s at G1)& The Barber Shoppe: The Barber "hoppe services 'en and boys ages one to one hundred& 4our barbers cut here) dea*ing in G&0&s) crew-cuts and other sty*es fro' the #ac.2n "*ash schoo* of hair care& /*der 'en gather here to socia*i9e) and have decided 'ore than one e*ection& As a resu*t) $ayor Bi** Todd is a fre(uent custo'er& The Refreshment Rack: "erving fast food and cafeteria fare) this eatery has severa* specia*ty shops carrying 'ost every .nown food& A *arge) open court provides tab*es and chairs& 0n the center is a stage for *oca* shows&

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Pat's "#ortin! )oods and Pa*n "ho# The on*y sporting goods dea*er aside fro' "hop $art and the ".i "hop) !at2s sa*es ca'ping) hunting and fishing supp*ies) and hand*es sports e(uip'ent orders for the high schoo* and co**ege& !at "trong wi** fi+) trade) buy or se** any type of firear'& #e a*so carries assorted a''unition& 5ith an Area Dnow*edge -A or "treetwise ro**) a !C *earns that !at dea*s in i**ega* ar's& /n a 4ast-Ta*. ro** -A or the reco''endation of a regu*ar custo'er) !Cs 'ay buy e+p*osive and ar'or piercing she**s) u9is) assau*t rif*es and grenades& !at doesn2t se** to .nown cri'ina*s) catering 'ore to ho'e security) surviva*ists and co**ectors& 0f anything happens to !at) his friends wi** co'e after so'ebody& "tuart's Hard*are Leroy "tuart owns the business) but his son 3a'es runs it whi*e he vacations in 4*orida& Landscaping 'ateria*s) ite's for gardening and a** basic hardware are G>@ standard cost& Custo'ers 'ust .now their own needs6 3a'es can bare*y ring up prices& The %rac' House 7vans'ith2s on*y drug store) the Crac. #ouse is owned and operated by Gera*d Brad*ey) phar'acist& The stoc. inc*udes a** co''on drugs) phar'aceutica* supp*ies and practica* 8o.e nove*ties& Brad*ey is decided*y neurotic6 c*ean and unbribab*e) yet coveting his reputation as a drug *ord& #e is .nown to try his practica* 8o.es on custo'ers) and is a friend of %r& "anders&

rounds of a''o& /n*y Turner and the deputy in charge have the .eys to it& 7ach officer receives a &IC with 1= rounds) nightstic. and handcuffs& The depart'ent owns four panda cruisers) and Turner drives his own B*a9er& The prisoner faci*ities inc*ude eight two-person ce**s and a group shower& $ea*s are by specia* arrange'ent with the "'o.e #ouse& Dillan's To* Truc' and Auto "ervice Auto rip-off is 'ore *i.e it& A'idst a ha*f-do9en bac.yard garages) %i**an2s is the on*y *arge sca*e operation in 7vans'ith& !rices on parts and service are G1,@6 sing*e wo'en and the 'echanica**y i**iterate get roo.ed for a whopping G=>@& 5hen business is dragging) Bob and his A 'echanics 2arrange2 future prob*e's for cars in the shop& A "treetwise or Area Dnow*edge ro** -I revea*s %i**an2s dishonesty& 0f cha**enged) %i**an and crew deny everything) growing vio*ent if pushed& Evansmith &an' o+ %ommerce /ne of the cornerstones of 7vans'ith2s prosperity) the ban. offers 11 a&'& to : p&'& service si+ days a wee. with a =A-hour auto-te**er out front& 0nterest on savings genera**y run about :@) *oans about 1>@& To encourage town growth) *oans are easi*y obtained& %ue to se'i-annua* snow-ins) the ban. ho*ds a *arge cash reservoir during the winter) protected by an ar'ed guard and security syste's (7*ectronics ("ecurity "yste's) -1, to bypass)& Rest*ood Mortuar$ The deceased in 7vans'ith are seen to by its on*y funera* ho'e) which offers a fu** *ine of cas.ets) 'onu'ents and f*ora* offerings& The underta.er is $orti'er #odges) who runs the $ortuary and hand*es buria* arrange'ents& The bereaved 'ay choose fro' four *oca* ce'eteries or have a body shipped& $r& #odges provides si'p*e services to the poor free of charge& Rollin's Par' 1a'ed in honor of town founder 1athanie* Ro**ins) this =,-acre par. has dense hardwood growth) grassy 'eadows and a chi*dren2s p*ay ground& The par. is 'aintained by the Cha'ber of Co''erce and *oca* vo*unteers& Lots of teenagers co'e here at night to 'a.e out& The "'i i+t

"ervices
Evansmith Re!ional Hos#ital Bui*t in 19:= with a grant fro' a *ate citi9en) 7vans'ith Regiona* provides (ua*ity 'edica* care to the co''unity& 0t2s a s'a**) three story faci*ity with ad8oining par.ing *ot and a s'a** staff wor.ing to treat everything fro' pneu'onia to s.iing in8uries& 5hen the va**ey is snowed in) 7vans'ith Regiona* is the on*y 'ed-center avai*ab*e) so crucia* supp*ies are stoc.ed in advance& 0n *ight of fisca* rea*ities and the s'a** popu*ation) the hospita* offers severa* non-traditiona* services such as denta* and psychiatric& A *arge 'orgue is *ocated in the base'ent) with ad8oining autopsy *ab& !atho*ogist and $edica* 7+a'iner %r& A*e+ "anders hand*es the autopsies and acco'panies the po*ice at ho'icide scenes& 1o body 'ay be 'oved without his consent& Evansmith "heri++'s De#artment Law and order in 7vans'ith are 'aintained by the "heriff2s %epart'ent) co'posed of "heriff 1ea* Turner and 1= deputies& Turner is at his office 1, a'-6 p') $onday through "aturday) and si+ deputies operate at a** ti'es6 two at #H and four on patro*& The sing*e-story bric. bui*ding is divided into four 'ain areas6 Turner2s office) staff wor.roo') rec roo' and ho*ding ce**s& The rec roo' has weights and e+ercisers for fitness training& The weapons *oc.er ho*ds 6 rif*es) A shotguns) C pisto*s and >,,

1ortheast of 7vans'ith and four 'i*es north of the co**ege) the ".i Lift is run by %avid Greer and wife) !at& A ride up *oo.out 'ountain (>)=,, feet up) is <=,) *ess for partia* trips& Greer is a part-ti'e a'bu*ance driver for 7vans'ith Regiona*) and .nows enough first aid to he*p accident victi's& The ".i Lift is his retire'ent&

Education
Westchester %onsolidated "chool 5estchester has been in operation since an ug*y scanda* c*osed the 5oodhi** "choo* for Boys in 19>=& The student body runs 8ust over a thousand) grades D-1=& The educationa* progra' is

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e+ce**ent) with co'puter-assisted instruction and generous contributions fro' area businesses& The drop-out rate is *ow) and 'ost students pursue higher education& A dar. c*oud on the hori9on has co'e& %rugs& "ince the turn of the decade) absenteeis' and ca'pus vio*ence are up whi*e grades have fa**en& %espite recent*y added 'eta* detectors and a *ibera* search po*icy) 'any students carry weapons) and youth gangs are growing& ,niversit$ o+ Michi!an at Evansmith Located three 'i*es north of 7vans'ith on a 1)>,, acre tract) &$&7& is a 'odest co**ege serving over =),,, students in co''on fie*ds of study& 7stab*ished in 191>) &$&7& is an accredited institution offering the bache*or of science in 16 'a8or progra's) the bache*or of arts in 9 and an associate2s degree in A areas& C*asses and 'ost faci*ities are open to the pub*ic& "evera* instructiona* c*asses in surveying) co'puters and data processing provide continuing education to the pub*ic& Tuition is <=,,?c*ass ('a+& tuition <C,,?se'ester)) p*us <A,?c*ass for 'ateria*s& 4u**-ti'e students ta.e A-6 courses?se'ester& !Cs 'ay pursue study in 'ost 'enta* and so'e physica* s.i**s& A few facu*ty 'e'bers contract private*y with area businesses for product testing and research& The head of the "cience %epart'ent) %r& $organ) consu*ts with the "heriff2s %ept& on evidence ana*ysis& 4acu*ty have acade'ic specia*ty s.i**s of about 16&

'ost serious cases& #is deep) resonant voice and i'posing presence i'pact heavi*y on pub*ic opinion& #e is gent*e but stern) a conservative with a strong sense of right and wrong& Late*y) 4ather "tan*ey has ta.en an interest in seeing that $ayor Todd doesn2t get re-e*ected& The 'Nam Growing frustration with the *ac. of a ;&A& center in town *ed *oca* vets !eter $cCa**ister and !at "trong to construct a private rec center for 7vans'ith2s veterans& 0nfa'ous*y na'ed) the 21a' inc*udes a bar) poo*) hot tub) gy' and bow*ing a**ey& The a**ey is open to the pub*ic6 <>?ga'e p*us <=?person for shoes) ha*f-price for veterans& A co'bination of (ua*ity faci*ities and ca'araderie draws scores of vets and business is good& !ete 'a.es profits to cover costs on*y) so prices are ->@ average for drin.s and vending 'achines (average for non-veterans)& Denn$'s Disco 1 Arcade T#7 happening p*ace in 7vans'ith) %enny2s caters to the eighteen and o*der crowd& /pen fro' seven p&'& a** night) this p*easure pa*ace stays pac.ed ti** c*osing ti'e& 2%enny2 is %enny A*e+ander) a ho*d-over fro' 5oodstoc. who never rea**y ca'e down off his *ast acid trip (in 196C) no *ess)& The e+pansive dance f*oor features strobe *ights and a c*assic disco ba**) band stage) %&3&2s pit and bar& Ad8oining the dance f*oor is a huge arcade& The f*oor stays hot as %enny %&3&s 5ednesday-"aturday) four days per wee.& !Cs with Addiction or Lecherousness are at ho'e here& 7very dea*er) tra'p and gigo*o for 'i*es around gravitates to %enny2s *i.e a 'oth to f*a'e& Anyone can find 8ust about anything) though reaction ro**s affect the (ua*ity of the 'erchandise&

Media
-./N Evansmith Radio DJK1 is a radio station owned by the university and operated by students 'a8oring in broadcasting and re*ated fie*ds& The station a*ternates between Roc.) Country and 3a99 depending on student preference& 0rregu*ar news casts spot*ight *oca* and nationa* happenings& Radio reception for other stations is sporadic and poor6 'ost townspeop*e .eep a *ot of tapes& The Evansmith Testi+ier The Testifier is 7vans'ith2s on*y newspaper) and 'ost fee* it2s enough& !ub*ished wee.*y) the Testifier averages 1>-=, pages and graphic) *urid photos& 4our staff reporters write regu*ar co*u'ns and cover *oca* events& /wner and !ub*isher Arnie !a*'er churns out candid editoria*s about po*iticians and area scanda*s& ndaunted by three fai*ed *ibe* suits) Arnie continues to decide e*ections and pro'ote civic i'prove'ent&

The %omin!
Disa##earance 2"e#t0 34th5 5e begin with the disappearance of Reggie "tans) son of Curtis and A'e*ia "tans& Loca* news broadcasts over ha*f the state show photographs and a brief su''ary& Reggie was a studentath*ete at &$&7& active in nu'erous organi9ations with no .nown ene'ies& Reggie2s !ontiac was found abandoned two days ago between the ca'pus and town) *ights on and battery dead& Reggie was not found& !hotographs show a bright) handso'e young 'an with cur*y b*ac. hair and green eyes& The on*y c*ue so far is his shoe) found 'ired in a ditch& !o*ice suspect the boy 'ay have fa**en victi' to fou* p*ay& The distraught "tans p*ead for pub*ic support& Curtis "tans is a C&!&A& with e+tensive ho*dings in area business6 he offers <1,),,, reward for infor'ation on his son2s whereabouts& 4urther) he hires any !&0& or investigator he finds& 0f the !Cs have a Reputation) he ca**s the'& "tans provides <>,, apiece up front& #e be*ieves his son was .i**ed by so'e pervert and buried in the woods& Curtis cannot 8oin the search because of A'e*ia& #is wife is 'ad with grief&

)atherin! Points
First %atholic %hurch o+ "t0 Paul The three churches in town are a** we** attended) with *oose deno'inationa* boundaries& The Catho*ic Church is strongest) en8oying over three hundred parishioners& A s'a** staff of five *esser !riests provide up.eep) hear confessions and answer (uestions about Church doctrine& 4ather #aro*d "tan*ey de*ivers ser'ons and heads the church& 4ather "tan*ey a*so counse*s the

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The "cene o+ the %rime The abandoned car is ha*fway to the co**ege on a highway shou*der& "heriff 1ea* Turner and two deputies 'eticu*ous*y scour the cri'e scene) barricaded off with sawhorses and ye**ow ribbon& Civi*ians are not a**owed within fifty feet without %ip*o'acy) 4ast-Ta*. or Law 7nforce'ent& Turner says there2s no evidence to indicate the boy didn2t *eave the car of his own vo*ition& %eputies found his shoe entrenched in 'ud) but otherwise nothing& Any !C viewing the scene with a Trac.ing ro** -A notices a 'atted patch of grass near the car& Another ro** suggests a *arge body *ay here for so'e ti'e& 0f to*d) Turner suggests so'eone feigned in8ury to get the boy out of the car) overpowered and dragged hi' into the woods& 4urther trac.ing bears this out& nfortunate*y) recent rains have re'oved 'ost sign& Turner is gratefu* for he*p6 if shown this 'uch) *ater reaction ro**s are at G=& 1othing e*se can be found here& Further Investi!ations 5ith no evident *eads) Reggie "tan2s 'ay never be found& !o*ice are (uestioning Reggie2s .nown associates) and react at -1 to outsiders po.ing around& Reggie was *ast seen *eaving a night c*ass in $usic Appreciation around CEI, *ast Thursday night& 7veryone thought he was heading straight ho'e& Curtis "tans .nows nothing usefu* but suggests (uestioning Reggie2s co**ege professors and friends& #e suspects so'e ha9ing ritua* 'ay have gotten out of hand& First &lood 2Nov0 6st05 This encounter occurs at the co**ege or so'ep*ace iso*ated after dar.& Characters 'ay be students) patro*'en) reporters investigating a**egations of steroid use etc & & & or searching for Reggie& They shou*d cross the deserted ca'pus at night& Read the fo**owing passage& You leave the library, ushered by an old custodian with a rude disposition. Icy air wafts over you with a chill to freeze the blood. 'It's cold,' you think, breath cloudy against the distant street lights. Your watch says 9:1 . !rost crunches underfoot as you cut across ca"pus towards the "oonlit parking lot. #here's no one else in sight. You breath the cold night air, clothes flapping in the wind. $hivering and invigorated, you nearly stu"ble over the body. % large, burly "an in a ca"pus guard's unifor" lies sprawled on the ground, his body obscenely twisted and broken, throat torn out. &e has been bled white. %n e'pression of agony lingers on his face. (ne lifeless hand grips a .)* pistol. 4right Chec.s at -=& 4orensics) !hysician or 0&H& -A revea* he died within the hour& Another ro** suggests that whi*e the corpse is drained of b*ood) there2s none on the ground) indicating death before the throat wound& The pisto* has been fired& Twice& 5hen the !Cs are ready) continue&

% screa" cuts the night. +y the post office lies a young wo"an apparently in shock. % "assive, shadowy figure lifts a struggling night watch"an high overhead. #he sound of breaking bone is sickening, and the watch"an is cast aside in a broken heap. &e turns to the wo"an . . . 4right Chec.s at G1& 0f the characters .eep sti** and (uiet) they have one 'inute before Dore sees the'& #he frost betrays your presence, and he whirls to face you. %"idst darkness there is a gli"pse of harsh, angular features with hideous, sunken eyes that burn like coals. % bald head glea"s in the "oonlight. ,orn, "oldering clothes hang fro" a haggard fra"e. &is "outh splits in a grisly snarl, and his teeth see" dagger-like and long. ,ith a sudden lurch too swift to follow, he is on you. Dore reaches the !Cs in one round) entering c*ose co'bat with fists& The pisto* can .noc. hi' down but won2t stop hi'& 0f a gun is fired students and security co'e rushing onto the scene6 Dore f*ees in two rounds& 0f no one e*se fires a shot) the cripp*ed watch'an does& Dore won2t chase those who f*ee6 those who fight are beaten unconscious and *eft for dead& Pic'in! u# the Pieces Anyone who f*ed can vanish into the crowd& A'bu*ances b*are onto the scene fro' 7vans'ith Regiona*) with two po*ice cruisers and a detach'ent of ca'pus security& 0n8ured are ushered into the a'bu*ances (whether they want to go or not) and ta.en to the hospita*& %eputies (uic.*y cordon off the area whi*e security pushes bac. on*oo.ers& Turner orders the crowd to disperse after (uestioning and ta.ing state'ents& The Mornin! A+ter 2Nov0 3nd5 nconscious !Cs wa.e the ne+t day in hospita* beds& They are roo'ed in twos with a deputy posted outside& By "heriff2s orders on*y fa'i*y have visitation privi*eges& Turner co'es in toward *ate afternoon for state'ents& #e interviews each character under a %octor2s supervision) pressing for a description of the assai*ant& Turner is suspicious if he2s had prior contact with the !Cs& %etai*s fro' *ast night are s.etchy& The young wo'an2s na'e is Ange* Lewis) a sopho'ore at &$&7& under sedation for deep shoc.& The night watch'an suffered a bro.en bac. and is in critica* condition with >,?>, odds for surviva*& Litt*e evidence was found) save for footprints and fibers the victi's2 c*othing 'ay have pic.ed up& !*aster casts and c*othing are in transit to a cri'e *ab in Lansing& 0t ta.es about a wee. to get the resu*ts& 5hi*e the battered and bruised recuperate) the 7vans'ith Testifier runs an e+c*usive on 2The Ca'pus Di**er&2 Ange*) the night watch'an) and incapacitated !C2s receive front page attention& An interior shot depicts the dead ca'pus guard) Chris Brad*ey) partia**y covered by a sheet& %rawing on the co**ege connection to Reggie "tan2s disappearance) the Testifier asserts

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there 'ay be a Gainsvi**e-sty*e 'urderer sta*.ing the ca'pus& The artic*e features interviews with terrified students and 'a.es inf*a''atory re'ar.s about the "heriff2s %epart'ent& 0t c*oses with a suggestive L5ho wi** be ne+tML "ororit$ Part$ Massacre 2Nov0 7th5 After *eaving the hospita*) each !C receives an invitation to a party "aturday night at the %e*ta "ig'a sorority house& Ad'ission is four buc.s a head for buffet costs) and the party is open to 'e'bers and guests& The invitations are courtesy of Ange* Lewis& The sorority house is a *arge) ;ictorian sty*e 'anse with ba*conies and terrace& 0t is *ocated off ca'pus) surrounded by dense oa.s& "orority 'e'bership consists of twenty gir*s) 'ost wea*thy) beautifu*) or both with strong riva*ry between 'e'bers of the in-crowd& The party starts at eight& Guests find a *avish buffet) drin.s and the 'ain *iving roo' c*eared for a dance f*oor& Roc. and Ro** b*asts away whi*e peop*e dance before huge spea.ers or eat in the ad8acent dining roo'& (/pportunities abound for !Cs w?Lecherousness) Addictions) %ancing or Carousing)& Toward 'idnight the dancing dies down and guests watch ;&C&R& 'ovies on big screen T; or pursue private 'atters e*sewhere& /ne coup*e goes out on the ba*cony & & & "udden*y a piercing screa' rings out (4right Chec.s at GA)& A hearing ro** p*aces it upstairs) and an 0&H& ro** reca**s the ba*cony& 1one of the others react i''ediate*y6 the !Cs are first at the scene& 5hat they find is horror& A'idst scattered anti(ue furniture *ie the bodies of two students& The 'an2s s.u** is crushed) his sweater ca.ed with gore& A wo'an spraw*s bac. in si*ent screa') throat *aid open to the bone) b*ood sti** 8etting fro' torn arteries& #er hand twitches& 4right Chec.s at -1& 7ach investigator 'ay ro** 0&H& to notice a strong rese'b*ance between a dead student and a character (G$2s choice)& 7ven the c*othes are si'i*ar& And as they wait in si*ence for the po*ice and a'bu*ances) a hot) 'usty s'e** fi**s the co*d night air& The s'e** of b*ood& It )ets Worse An a'bu*ance with %r& A*e+ "anders and three po*ice cruisers arrive within the hour& The 'a.eshift cri'e s(uad out*ines the bodies whi*e a po*ice photographer snaps the area and guests& 7veryone is ushered downstairs to the 'ain *iving roo') where po*ice ta.e na'es and state'ents& A para'edic sedates severa* peop*e) and after two hours 'ost go ho'e& 1o one saw the attac.) though a few give the !Cs accusing g*ances& 4uture reactions with co**ege students are at -1& Turner spea.s with the !Cs private*y) noting the rese'b*ance between a character and victi'& #e be*ieves the assai*ant *earned na'es and faces fro' the Testifier and wants to e*i'inate witnesses fro' before& Turner can2t spare 'anpower for a =A-hour watch) so a patro* passing their ho'es occasiona**y wi** have to do& 0f they see or hear anything odd) the !Cs are to ca** the "heriff2s office) and Turner advises

against going out a*one or at night& /ff the record) he suggests going ar'ed with a warning6 s*ain guard Chris Brad*ey was ar'ed) and it didn2t save hi'& Meet the Press 2Nov0 68th5
Two days after the i**-fated %e*ta "ig party a character is accosted by Audrey 5i*son) roving reporter for the Testifier& Audrey offers <>, for an e+c*usive) <1,, if pressed& "he2s interested in ru'ors that the attac. was intended for a !C) and what 'easures po*ice have ta.en to protect hi'& Audrey has a copy of the *ab report fro' Lansing on the ca'pus assau*t& "he as.s about the overcoat and any facia* features the !Cs re'e'ber& 0f Audrey gets the story) future reactions fro' po*ice are at -1 and) if !Cs share infor'ation they haven2t to*d the po*ice) an interrogation is he*d in their honor& Audrey2s artic*e sy'pathi9es with victi's and critici9es the "heriff2s %ept& for inaction& Turner is not p*eased&

Rest in Peace 2Nov0 69th5


Brian "to*owit9 and Cynthia Bradford are *aid to rest "unday at %e*iverance #i** ce'etery) with services by 4ather #aro*d "tan*ey and Restwood $ortuary& Response fro' the co''unity resu*ts in a tre'endous turnout) inc*uding such area *eaders as $ayor Todd and editor Arnie !a*'er& Audrey is covering the event with a ca'era& A *ight rain fa**s fro' an overcast s.y& The cere'ony is we** perfor'ed and si'p*e) 4ather "tan*ey2s rich baritone rising against the wind& !roceedings go as p*anned) e+cept for a side*ines argu'ent between the $ayor and Arnie) and Curtis "tans ca**ing Audrey a 2da'n ghou*&2 After services) the bereaved are *ed away in *i'ousines&

A )rave Matter 2Nov0 67th5


Two days *ater) po*ice investigate reports of vanda*is' at Crossett Ce'etery& !Cs 'ay hear of it by T;) radio or phone ca** fro' Audrey or Turner& 0nvestigators find two po*ice cruisers and a green hatchbac. by the iron gates& The "heriff and Audrey argue outside6 a good reaction or Law 7nforce'ent is needed to go in& Three deputies search the area) one *eading a pair of Ger'an "hepards& /n the far side stand ten open graves) disinterred bodies cast about and coffins 'issing (4right Chec. G=)& /n a Trac.ing or 0&H&-I ro**) so'eone deter'ines that a shove* was used here two nights ago& Another ro** -= discovers a huge shoe 'ired in the botto' of one grave& The o*d wooden shac. behind the ce'etery is e'pty) and the front door open& Careta.er Abner 3en.ins is gone without trace) save for *arge trac.s on the porch& The authorities find nothing but a few trac.s and the use of a shove*6 after a two day investigation) the graves wi** be refi**ed& The dogs cover ground unti* a wind passes over fro' the graves& They wi** not go near the shac.) graves or shoe) cowering at first and attac.ing if pressed& %anger "ense or !sycho'etry senses vague evi* over the ce'etery& The s.y bui*ds towards a stor') and by the ti'e %r& "anders and the forensics peop*e arrive) the rains have begun&

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Face the Nation 2Nov0 36st5 nder fire fro' $ayor Todd and the Testifier) "heriff Turner ca**s a press conference& !Cs are invited as witnesses c*ose*y invo*ved with the investigation& Co'e 4riday) the town ha** hosts a capacity crowd of concerned citi9ens and reporters fro' across the state) inc*uding a T; news crew fro' Lansing& %espite atte'pts by deputies at crowd contro*) chaos reigns& $ayor Todd opens with a speech e'phasi9ing support for the "heriff2s %ept& and their investigative efforts& Todd is confident that a suspect wi** be apprehended soon& #e then gives the f*oor to "heriff Turner for (uestioning) and the torture begins& Huestions range fro' whether Reggie "tans is presu'ed dead (yes) to what is being done to protect chi*dren& Arnie !a*'er is in rare for') critici9ing *ow po*ice presence and 2fai*ure to bring ade(uate resources to bear2& Turner discusses the investigation in detai*) disp*aying p*aster casts and the *arge shoe) if found& !Cs are as.ed about po*ice protection) how threatened they fee*) etc & & & !ub*ic opinion hinges *arge*y on their testi'ony& Ro** a reaction for the 'ain !C spea.er& This governs pub*ic reaction to the "heriff2s %ept& in genera*& :utsider 2Nov0 33nd5 7ar*y ne+t 'orning after the conference) a !C is approached by !au* Gabrie*) reporter for the Lansing 0n(uirer& Gabrie* is after an e+c*usive and be*ieves the characters wi** *ead hi' to it& 4or inc*usion in !C activities) he offers anony'ity for the duration of the investigation) favorab*e 'edia coverage afterwards and the 0n(uirer2s resources& Gabrie* is a*ready fa'i*iar with the na'e) face and bac.ground of a** whose invo*ve'ent is pub*ic .now*edge& 7'pathy or an Aura spe** shows that Gabrie* is on the *eve* though a'bitious and se*f-centered& 0f the !Cs accept Gabrie*) he wi** abide by agree'ents and e'p*oy his resources in their interest& 0f they don2t) he2** shadow the') (uestion ac(uaintances etc & & & "hou*d the group a**y with Gabrie*) Audrey 5i*son is hereafter hosti*e& )race Period 2Nov0 33nd;37th5 4or about a wee. no new attac.s or incidents are ca**ed in) though po*ice are busy with pran. ca**s and fa*se a*ar's& %isappearances have been reported) but so 'any have *eft 7vans'ith due to the attac.s that po*ice can2t deter'ine who2s 'issing& 0nvestigators 'ay visit "tans) Turner or other 1!Cs and review *ab resu*ts and casts fro' the cri'e scenes& Gabrie* (whether invo*ved with the !Cs or not) searches state po*ice records to find out if the .i**ers struc. outside 7vans'ith& The 'edia specu*ate that he2s 'oved on because of an increased po*ice presence& $ost are s.eptica* and the streets are deserted after dar.& /n the I,th of 1ove'ber) a snowfa** co'es to the va**ey) and by the Ath of %ece'ber drifts are two feet deep& %ra.e 7dwards and %avid Greer run snow p*ows down 'ain streets and the highway to the co**ege) but the ice-covered roads are ha9ardous

(%riving ro** to navigate c*ear roads)& The bac. roads are i'passab*e and 7vans'ith2s va**ey is sea*ed off fro' the outside save by snow'obi*e) p*ane and foot& &ad Tidin!s 2Nov0 37th5 1oon broadcasts are interrupted by reports of a body discovered in northern 7vans'ith& $iss !atty Rye found the re'ains of an unidentified 'an whi*e wa*.ing her dogs this 'orning near her ho'e& 5itnesses say the body was tang*ed in the top of a *arge pine and appeared 'au*ed& 0t was recovered by po*ice with the aid of an 7vans'ith 4ire %ept& truc.& Both the "heriff2s %ept& and $iss Rye dec*ined interview pending notification of fa'i*y& !atty is shown warning off the news crew with a shotgun& 0f the !Cs don2t visit !atty on their own) Turner ca**s for a favor& $iss Rye was uncooperative with po*ice but he thin.s she2** ta*. to the'& The trip to !atty2s ta.es about twenty 'inutes on dirt roads in poor condition (%riving chec. or be stuc.)& ;isitors find a *arge) two story house sitting in an acre yard with a huge oa. out front and chic.en coop around bac.& A big Ger'an "hepherd and Rotwei*er ho*d !Cs in their car& "he has a !it Bu** and $astiff in the house& $iss Rye recogni9es the group fro' the Testifier and ca**s off her dogs& /n at *east a 1eutra* reaction she invites the' inside to ta*.& 7ach 'orning !atty wa*.s her dogs through the woods and bac.& Today about a ha*f-'i*e out) the dogs started grow*ing *i.e so'ething was watching the'& $iss Rye didn2t see the body at first) but she fe*t so'ething wrong& And then she *oo.ed up& LBu99ards)L !atty says& LBranches was fi**ed with bu99ards& %a'ndest thing) though & & & they was a** (uiet& The who*e woods was (uiet as the dead& Ka cud fee* how bad it was& An2 then 0 saw it&L "he .nows *itt*e e*se6 the vu*tures stripped the body too 'uch to te** how he died& 0f as.ed) !atty says the throat was gone and the body very pa*e& "he offers to *ead the' to the site to'orrow) but not now since it2s getting dar.& !atty wi** not hear of being guarded or 'oved) and wou*d-be house watchers 'ust contend with Rodney) Rhodey) Rodchester and Rut*edge& The Findin! 2Nov0 3<th5 Turner drives to $s Rye2s noon after Church) inviting !Cs on a neutra* reaction or appropriate s.i** ro** (%ip*o'acy) 4ast-Ta*.)& Those here before notice so'ething different) so'ething wrong& An o'inous air *ies over the yard& The front door stands open& 5ith a "'e** or #earing ro**) investigators notice f*ies and an awfu* stench& The Ger'an "hepherd hangs fro' an oa.) i'pa*ed with a pitchfor.& The condition and drying b*ood suggest it2s not recent (4orensics or ;eterinary p*ace death about 'idnight)& 4reeing the dog re(uires a contest versus "tr 1A& /ut bac.) chic.ens run free and the cow *ies dead) its nec. bro.en& The other dogs are nowhere to be found& The house see's undisturbed save for the open door& Trac.ing revea*s two *arge shoe prints before the porch) but none *eading to the'N /nce inside) a dry whisper drifts fro' upstairs& L#e*p 'eeee & & & L $s Rye *ies co**apsed at the top of the stairwe**) pa*e and de*irious& %iagnosis p*aces her in severe shoc. due to

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'assive b*ood *oss& An 0&H& ro** notices two ho*es near the 8ugu*ar vein& Turner radios for he*p) but by the ti'e an a'bu*ance arrives) she is co'atose& !ara'edics diagnose her as severe*y dehydrated with acute ane'ia& /nce at 7vans'ith Regiona*) $s Rye receives a b*ood transfusion) broad spectru' antibiotics and i&v& f*uids& /n*y staff 'ay visit in the critica* ward (4ast-Ta*. or Reaction ro**s at -I)& A** witnesses and her doctors are as.ed to .eep this (uiet unti* %r& "anders and the "heriff2s %ept& find the cause&
!atty dec*ines steadi*y over the ne+t two days despite repeated transfusions& $any sa'p*es are ta.en and tests run but nothing co'es bac. positive) *eaving doctors to cite shoc. and hidden infection& "anders suggests a stress-induced autoi''une pheno'enon - !atty2s syste' is destroying transfused b*ood ce**s& 0''une-suppressant steroids and che'otherapy drugs have no ti'e to wor.& 5hen death c*ai's her on the third day) an autopsy is schedu*ed that night&

0f the va'pire was s*ain) they 'ust e+p*ain a da'aged corpse& #o*y sy'bo*s and water have no effect) and fangs aren2t conc*usive& %epending on the evidence at hand and a reaction ro**) Turner ranges fro' visib*y sha.en to charging the investigators with desecration of a body and) without a be*ievab*e story) withho*ding evidence& #e won2t accept the va'pire theory) but wi** consider cu*t activity or a hoa+& "anders and the !Cs are on*y charged on bad or very bad reactions) but then future reactions fro' po*ice are at -=& They2re he*d without bai* (re(uires %ip*o'acy) 4ast-Ta*. or Law -A) and tried within a wee.& 0f convicted) they get the strictest sentencing and the Testifier and "heriff2s %ept& *in. the' to the .i**ings and Reggie2s disappearance (Bad Reputation -A) recogni9ed often)& /therwise) the hospita* and po*ice report $s Rye as a heart attac. victi' and c*ose the case& Gabrie* gets the story fro' !Cs or an anony'ous source) but doesn2t fi*e it with the Lansing office& Ket&

Dar'ness )athers 2Dec0 =rd5


0ncarcerated or not) !Cs see a news report (read the Testifier) hear gossip etc) on the bruta* s*aying of the Tigers gang& 1eighbors reported gunshots *ast night and deputies found eight 'e'bers dead in a vacant house on 1,2th and $ap*e& Three were .i**ed by shotgun) the other five by .nives or crushing weapons& The "heriff2s %ept& suspects a riva* gang since *ab e(uip'ent and drug parapherna*ia were found but no narcotics& Tigers *eader Car*os Corte9 is sought for (uestioning and is the on*y 'e'ber unaccounted for& 0n other news & & & 0nvestigators with Area Dnow*edge or "treetwise 'ay *earn the Tigers are a *oca* youth gang dea*ing in drugs and petty theft& 5ord on the street says an upstart gang fro' the 7ast side ca**ed the %eads cut into the drug 'ar.et unti* the Tigers wasted a pair *ast 'onth& The %eads are a s'a** group *ed by %erric. 5e**s with a reputation for tactics and ruth*essness& They say the %eads wi** do anything & & & and get away with it& 0nvestigators find the %eads at their hang-out in the s*u' section of town with Area Dnow*edge or "treetwise (if they *ac. appropriate s.i**s Gabrie* or Turner can he*p)& The house is a bro.en down two-story 'anse with boarded windows& ;isitors 'ay 'a.e a ;ision ro** -A to spot a sawed-off shotgun trained fro' an overhead window& Car* and Ra9or turn away guests with threats and weapons& Those with 7'pathy or !sycho*ogy rea*i9e both are terrified and %anger "ense or !sycho'etry senses a vague) i**-defined 'enace pervading the house& Gang 'e'bers won2t *isten to reason and attac. if trespassers threaten or won2t *eave& 0nterrogation atte'pts are at -A& They .now %erric.2s a va'pire) and has been for over a wee.& %erric. *ed the assau*t on the Tigers and carried Car*os bac. to the attic& #is screa's shoo. the house a** night& The attic is in tota* dar.ness and if investigators have *ight they find Car*os) b*ood*ess and i'pa*ed to an overhead rafter with a *arge .nife (4right Chec. -1)& A 'o*dering trun. sits in a far corner) wrapped in heavy chains with a pad*oc.& 5ithin *ies %erric.) his face fi+ed in a b*oody gri'ace (4right Chec. G=)& 0f he awa.es) %erric. char's the strongest !C and disso*ves to 'ist) refor'ing behind a stragg*er (0&H&-A to see) for a rear head b*ow& #e fights to the death if need be6 any infor'ation he gives consists of *ies&

The A*a'enin! 2Dec0 6st5


5hichever !C2s 'ost *i.e*y gets a *ate evening ca** fro' %r& "anders as.ing the' to co'e in for (uestions whi*e he wor.s& "anders thin.s the po*ice 'issed so'ething and 'eans to find it tonight& 0f he does) he wants to (uestion witnesses then (and "anders isn2t co'fortab*e a*one with the body6 he saw throat wounds now gone)& #e2** be waiting at the hospita* entrance in twenty 'inutes& "anders as.s to hear the story again as he dons s'oc.) scrubs and prepares the 'orgue) as.ing whether $s Rye touched Abner 3en.in2s body or was i** ear*ier& 5hen he *eads the investigators into the autopsy roo') she2s under a white sheet on a tab*e in the center of the f*oor& "anders 'oves for it) and the horror begins& A dry) static charge of 'a*ignancy bui*ds) a tangib*e presence of evi*& %anger "ense screa's warning6 Aura or !sycho'etry perceive a gathering dar.ness or entity in the air over her body& 7veryone fee*s overwhe*'ing danger) instincts crying to *eave& "anders pauses ha*fway to the tab*e& The sheet 'oves & & & And the va'pire Rye *unges out (4right Chec.s-1)) stri.ing "anders with bone-crushing force& As he fa**s) she turns to the rest& !atty Rye fights unti* repe**ed by ho*y sy'bo*s) s*ain or !Cs f*ee the roo'& 0f driven off) she disso*ves into 'ist shrie.ing LThe #ead'aster wi** co'e) chi*drenN Beware the night&L n*ess *eft to die) "anders needs treat'ent for fractured ribs and interna* b*eeding& #e2s conscious and as.s how they2** e+p*ain this to the authorities& 4or hi'se*f) he be*ieves& 0f !Cs refused to co'e tonight) to'orrow2s Testifier reports "anders 'urdered (torn throat) and Rye2s body sto*en& "ander2s body was drained and won2t rise&

He Whom Has Not "een


Turner as.s (uestions whi*e doctors tend the in8ured) and he2s not happy with the answers& 0f !atty Rye escaped) !Cs 'ay concoct a story (Contest of 4ast-Ta*. or Acting vrs 0&H&) or suggest an intruder disguised as !atty) but what2s the 'otiveM 0f so'eone wanted the') how2d he .now to go to the 'orgueM "anders was too in8ured for a pran.) and Rye2s body is gone& 5orse) the body 'ay carry infectious disease&

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The Pa*n0 5ithin a wee. an investigator is accosted by deputy Britt Ty*er (recogni9ed on 0&H&-=) *oo.ing red-eyed and *ist*ess) *i.e he hasn2t s*ept& Ty*er c*ai's the "heriff wants hi' to ride in and e+a'ine new evidence and insists they go in his cruiser& Ty*er is #einreich Dore2s s*ave) driven by an overwhe*'ing urge to .i** those dangerous to Dore (G$s 'ay chose i'portant 1!Cs first)& !Cs 'ay notice so'ething wrong with %anger "ense) %etect Lies) 7'pathy) !recognition or !sycho*ogy& A ca** to the "heriff2s %ept& discovers Britt2s been 'issing a** wee. and Turner didn2t send for anyone& #e as.s to ta*. to Britt& 0f the !C refuses to go or confronts Britt with Turner2s ca** he opens fire with a &IC6 otherwise) he drives to a sec*uded area first) steps out of the car and attac.s (4right Chec. GA)& 0f successfu*) he 'oves to the ne+t investigator unti* stopped or none re'ain& 0f Britt is subdued he goes insane) frothing at the 'outh and shouting *unacies& A ro** of 0&H& *earns he2s afraid Lthe #ead'aster wi** get hi'&L $orta**y wounded or not) Britt gasps out 25oodhi**2 before death or unconsciousness& !o*ice cars arrive on the scene short*y) and the deputy cannot be roused& Cop-.i**ing is serious) and if Ty*er died his .i**er(s) is(are) he*d at *east =A hours) after which a reaction ro** is 'ade at G= with *ega* aid or Law s.i**) G1 if Turner was ca**ed or witnesses were present p*us any 'odifiers the party has ac(uired& A poor reaction indicates ho*ding for arraign'ent in a wee. with bai* avai*ab*e on a neutra* or better reaction (ro** again)& 4uture reactions fro' *oca* deputies are at -=& The Hunt &e!ins 5oodhi** 'ay be researched at the university *ibrary in the records section& A Research ro** -A finds crude records) but this infor'ation was provided by the 4irst 7piscopa* Church of 7vans'ith which 'ay have better records& 4irst 7piscopa* hand*ed both the spiritua* needs and record .eeping of 'ost of 7vans'ith unti* the town too. charge in 1969& Library fi*es c*ai' 5oodhi** was estab*ished as a private finishing schoo* for boys in 191= by 5a*ter $itche**) a teacher fro' Boston) $assachusetts& $itche** ran the schoo* unti* his death in 19AA) when it was purchased for an undisc*osed su' by Conrad Gui*es) an i''igrant fro' Ger'any& The schoo* re'ained in session unti* 3une 6) 19>=) short*y before %r& Tho'as 5estchester for'ed 5estchester Conso*idated) which beca'e coed in 196> and a pub*ic institution in 19:1& Records say 5oodhi** c*osed but not why or what happened to Conrad Gui*es) nor is the schoo*2s *ocation given& /*d issues of the Testifier) dating fro' 1C9A) are .ept on 'icrofi*' at the *ibrary and have severa* artic*es fro' the 19AA->= period& There were 'any accidents at 5oodhi** (and 'ore unreported)) inc*uding severa* bro.en bones) serious burns and at *east four disappearances& "evera* boys were withdrawn) and Gui*es was accused of unusua**y harsh discip*ine a*though no charges were fi*ed& The Testifier reports that on $ay =A) 19>=) two wee.s before c*osing cere'onies) the body of Conrad Gui*es was found hanged in his ce**ar) ridd*ed with .nives& 5hen the ce**ar was e+a'ined authorities found the buried

s.e*etons of the four 'issing boys and occu*t parapherna*ia& "ubse(uent investigations fai*ed to trace the 'urderer but uncovered Conrad2s secret past& #is rea* na'e was 3oseph #einreich Dore) and he was no 3ew& 4B0 officia*s *earned that Dore f*ed to the &"& after deciding the A+is wou*d *ose 5or*d 5ar 00) and investigators with Law 7nforce'ent or govern'ent contacts can *earn the C0A traced Dore to the "" and convicted 1a9i sy'pathi9ers aiding hi'& 0f researchers peruse *ater artic*es) they find that on /ctober 1C) 196C) authorities found the re'ains of the wife and two chi*dren of Jebadiah 5hate*y) 'urdered with an a+e& 5hate*y was never found) and *oca*s credit hi' with a rash of disappearances in the forest over the ne+t few years& The "heriff2s %ept& never c*osed the case) but on*y the o*der townsfo*. re'e'ber and few be*ieve the ru'ors& The %hurch The 4irst 7piscopa* Church of 7vans'ith was founded in 1C>A when the town was a *u'ber co''unity) and hand*ed its spiritua* needs and record .eeping& $any pub*ic records at the university were copied fro' the Church2s and are notorious*y inco'p*ete& 4irst 7piscopa* has dec*ined over the decades) but sti** serves a s'a** congregation in northern 7vans'ith) and those researching *oca* history are referred there& The Church is in a wooded area northeast of town at the end of a dirt road& 0n(uirers *earn the church has been c*osed over a wee. for renovation) whi*e no one has seen the 'inisters or renovators& A new priest na'ed 4ather Ca'be** has assured ca**ers that wor. is underway but says the c*ergy are in private retreat and can2t see anyone& /n a Good reaction a parishioner 'ay revea* suspicions6 the 'inisters have never gone into retreat a** at once and even the deacons are turned away& Ca'be** said services wi** resu'e in about a 'onth and suggested ca**ers engage in private study unti* then& Three days ago) the *ines went dead& The road to the Church is b*oc.ed by a tree cut with an a+e) re(uiring a co'bined strength of I>G to 'ove& A wooden sign attached to the tree says LC*osed for renovation&L Trac.ers 'ay find *arge) fa'i*iar trac.s near the base of the tree& The church is a 'i*e down the road& 4irst 7piscopa* is sty*ed after a 'inicathedra*) white wood and stone construction with stained g*ass windows and no sign of renovation& Those with %anger "ense or !sycho'etry sense a sic. corruption about the p*ace) and on an 0&H& ro** notice unnatura* (uiet& Trac.ers 'ay find Dore2s trac.s at the edge of the grounds) 'eeting the sanda*ed feet of another) the dirt stained with a few drops of b*ood& /n entering the Church investigators 'a.e 4right Chec.s) at -= if they noticed no signs& They stand in a huge congregationa* roo' with twin rows of pews dusty fro' *ac. of use& The bodies of three parish priests dang*e fro' an overhead rafter by be** rope) i'pa*ed with .nives and 'issing their eyes& A *one figure hunches over the a*tar) sobbing& #e is obvious*y insane) staring off into space and ta*.ing to no one& 0f (uestioned) he says his na'e is 4ather 4rancis Ca'be**) sent fro' a 1ew Kor. se'inary

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four years ago& Last 'onth) he began having drea's) drea's in which he wa*.ed a*one at night and spo.e to the dar. 'an& The dar. 'an pro'ised 4rancis power) to*d hi' he was chosen to p*ay a ro*e in the !LA1& 5hat the !LA1 was 4rancis didn2t .now) but when he *oo.ed in the dar. 'an2s eyes it didn2t 'atter& But first) he had to prove his *oya*ty& #e had to 'a.e sacrifice& 4rancis *oo.s to his three co**eagues and shudders& #e says the dar. 'an *ied& 5orse) when the heinous deed was done) he 'ade 4rancis drin. of his b*ood& 4rancis gri'aces) fi**ing a crysta* fro' the ho*y fountain& 5hen he drin.s) the 'ad priest bursts into a writhing) screa'ing bonfire that nothing can douse (4right Chec. -1)& #e dies shouting L"ee. the schoo* that is no 'oreNL A** records pertaining to 5oodhi** were burned by 4rancis& !o*ice won2t investigate for days) and the party won2t be connected with it un*ess they ca** the authorities& The three priests have been dead a wee. and Ca'be** *eft a written confession on the a*tar) but his death re'ains a 'ystery& 0t2** eventua**y go down as an instance of spontaneous co'bustion& The D$in! /ver the ne+t few days 'atters worsen as investigators see. 5oodhi**& 0f Britt Ty*er was captured) he hangs hi'se*f with a sheet in his ce**) horror etched on his face (4right Chec. G=)& There are *arge footprints outside his window& #eading ho'e after dar. two days *ater) "heriff Turner is attac.ed and torn apart by four huge dogs& A Ger'an "hepherd and Great %ane were shot to death and witnesses saw a Rotwei*er& That sa'e night Gabrie* and %r& "anders disappear (un*ess run as !Cs)& "earchers find Gabrie* spraw*ed in his "i'pson Apart'ent) ha*featen body covered with rats (4right Chec. -1)& The corpse is too decayed and eaten to te** 'uch) and the neighbors heard nothing& "poradic disappearances are reported) with a 'assive e+odus fro' 7vans'ith sending the econo'y into a depression and $ayor Todd into a fren9y& An e'ergency 'eeting of the town counci* (inc*uding $cA**ister) !a*'er) 4ather "tan*ey) "trong and the $ayor) na'es deputy Tho'as Rogers acting "heriff& Roger2s reaction to the party hinges on their re*ationship with Turner& The counci* ca**s in anyone connected to recent events for (uestioning) and they2re ready to *isten& 5hi*e the counci* won2t accept va'pires) they 'ight (on a Good reaction) consider precautions) 8ust in case& Arnie !a*'er and !at "trong .now about 5oodhi** and re*ate the sordid affair if as.ed& The "heriff2s %ept& can2t investigate due to the need to protect peop*e here) but the counci* wou*d *i.e the !Cs to *oo. into it& They can *end supp*ies) and !at can bo*ster the party2s confidence if not their chances&

'obi*es fro' %avid Greer which can cover ha*f the distance (%riving ro** -= for hidden ha9ards)) but the rest 'ust be covered on foot or horsebac.& This area is uninhabited) and those with Botony or 1atura*ist s.i** 'ay notice no *ogging2s occurred for over a decade and hunters see no deer stands or dirt roads& Trac.ers chec. at -A for prints fro' a dog pac.) and -6 to find shoe prints (s'a**er than Dore2s but sti** *arge)& /n 0H -=) so'eone finds the o*d far'house& :nslau!ht An o*d far'house stand withered and ancient against the pines) paint *ong since pee*ed fro' crac.ed wa**s& The windows are bro.en and the f*oors crea. ("tea*th at -=)) whi*e a 'a*ign air hangs over a**& 0t see's *ong since abandoned& #orrib*e evi* *ingers sti**& Jebadiah *ies waiting) *iving on whatever he can .i**& #e .nows this house inti'ate*y ("tea*th G1) and can enter through the stor' ce**ar) catching stragg*ers a*one& Jebadiah goes for the throat fro' behind at -1 (GA stationary target) G= surprise) -> throat) -= aw.ward position)& Jebadiah attac.s *oners and pursues to the death or the edge of the forest& 5hichever co'es first& Jebediah has the fu** powers of a !sycho Di**er (see G R!" #orror) through the Lodger of 5oodhi** (Creatures of the 1ight)6 if he *ives when it is dispatched) he beco'es a si'p*e cra9y 'an& !o*ice wi** arrest hi' after he assau*ts ca'pers three 'onths *ater) who beat hi' unconcious and tie hi' up& 0f the !Cs destroy Dore w?o the #ouse) he co'es for the' in 7vans'ith& /ne by one& 0f !Cs trave* on foot) Jebadiah can figure their probab*e course (Area Dnow*edge ro**) and design traps a*ong the way& $ost are crude (snares strong enough to dis*ocate a hip or an.*e) sha**ow pits w?a few crude wooden spears) etc & & & )& These are detected w?0H-I (concea*ed under snow)& 5orse) he can) on a contest of "tea*th F Ca'ouf*age vrs gaurds2 A*ertness (best of #earing or ;ision)) pass through ca'p at night and ta.e pac.s& /r disab*e snow'obi*es& The Pac' 5oodhi**2s sentience fee*s the characters draw ever nearer6 drawing on decades of suffering and death) it twists nature itse*f& !si2s and those with $agica* Aptitude 'ay sense a horrib*e forboding in the air) *i.e a dor'ant evi* bui*ding to be un*eashed& This is the Lodger2s presence) as the #ouse on 5oodhi** su''ons a b*i99ard& The air is so charged no astra* trave* or te*epathy is possib*e) nor psycho'etry or precognition& The group can2t withstand the b*i99ard6 they have to find she*ter& Those with appropriate "urviva* s.i**s 'ay find a defensib*e cave or ha*f-fa**en tree with enough cover to 'a.e a functiona* *ean-to6 others 'ust i'provise (use G R!" Basic "et to assess situation)& A concerted effort shou*d produce crude she*ter with a s'a** fire& 5hi*e the !Cs go to ground) the Lodger sends a ca** through the va**ey& Larger) fera* dogs) great gri99*ed beasts) s*ip *eashes) *eap

Final Hunt
:ver the Hills 5oodhi** is beyond the north-eastern tip of the va**ey) over thirty 'i*es fro' 7vans'ith in hi**s covered with dense forest& A crude guess of its *ocation 'ay co'e fro' *ibrary fi*es or Arnie and !at& The town counci* can arrange the *oan of four snow-

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pens or co'e fro' the a**eys) surging into the forest& A success w?!recognition -> 'ay fore-te** their co'ing& They gather in the forest whi*e !Cs find she*ter) bound by centra* wi**& They are treated as Ghou*s (G R!" ;a'pire6 G= "T w?G1 da'age6 otherwise as *arge dogs) G R!" Basic "et)& Their eyes g*ow ye**owish in the fire *ight when they attac.& 0f !Cs 'ade "urviva* ro**s) they2ve 'ade she*ter we** before night and the dogs 'ove in during day*ight6 otherwise) the attac. co'es at night (w?%ar.ness pena*ties6 %ogs unha'pered by dar.ness)& The !ac. inc*udes at *east two dogs per !C) 'ore if they2re we** ar'ed) and the beasts use fiendish inte**igence6 the first attac. wi** co'e when so'eone *eaves the she*ter for rest roo' purposes (0H vs& %og2s "tea*th 1= or be caught a*one)& The dogs 'ay dash in a'ongst the !Cs to render gunfire dangerous) grab supp*ies and run and other p*oys& 0f out'atched) they retreat to trai* the group) awaiting opportunity& The #ouse2s goa* is to insure the group cannot reach 5oodhi** within ear*y day*ight hours (the b*i99ard) and wear the' down (the dogs)& Trave* the day after the dog2s assau*t wi** probab*y reach 5oodhi** about =E,, (dar.ness fa**s at >E,,)& "how'obi*es 'ay cut ti'e to 1E,,& Trave* the night of the assau*t is suicide6 if Jebadiah *ives) he hunts the periphery of their ca'p& The dogs obey hi'& Woodhill The years since 19>= have not been .ind to 5oodhi**& /rigina**y a ten acre spread with ad'inistrative office) two education bui*dings and two dor'itories with sports faci*ities (for the ti'e)) what re'ains are a dor' (the other2s co**apsed re'ains sprouted pine and cedar6 occasiona* rotted boo.s or furniture are found in brush)) the two education bui*dings (rotted and dangerous6 each !C on =nd f*oor ro** %e+ or fa** through) and) hidden by ti'e) the three-story Ad'inistration bui*ding& !Cs with Aura) !recognition or !sycho'etry sense a vague) i**defined evi* spread over the grounds6 a ro** -> directs the' to the ad'inistration bui*ding& The Ad'istration bui*ding is concea*ed natura**y by a *arge hi** (Conrad Gui*es rebui*t it in 19A> for privacy and to inti'idate chi*dren sent there)) and the Lodger inhabiting it& $assive trees hide the bui*ding on a** sides6 vines encu'ber visitors& $any poisonous sna.es are drawn here6 the Lodger su''ons rats to 'aintain the' throughout the grounds& Rando' !Cs ro** 0&H& vrs the sna.es2 Ca'ouf*age (1=) or are struc. (noteE in the author2s e+perience) stationary ratt*e sna.es and copper heads are hard to see in *eaves and brush)& The sna.es do not enter the Ad'inistration bui*ding itse*f& The Lodger wants !Cs to reach it 8ust after dar.) to feed fro' their suffering& To this end it can su''on re'aining dogs fro' The !ac.) send a swar' of rats (not sna.es6 repti*e brains are too pri'itive) or a*ter weather& 0t 'ay do a** these things to heighten the o'inous 'ood and esca*ate tension& Attac.s aren2t geared to .i**) 8ust wear down !Cs so Dore wi** win out& $a.e as 'uch of the grounds as you want6 when !Cs arrive) they find torn) rusted wrought iron gates and fence around the grounds (running its peri'eter finds Ad'inistration)& %ar.

c*ouds gather and dri99*e fa**s) bui*ding to *ight rain (*ater that night) thunderstor') with *ightning tearing the s.y& Thunder sha.es the forrest and two bo*ts scorch the grounds) the first the iron fence) the second near the !Cs (who' 0H chec.s revea* are not at a high point and shou*dn2t have been threatened)& The Lodger a**ows the !Cs to search the ruins as day*ight fades) then guides the' to it (with I *ightning stri.es behind the hi** or a te*epathic 2drawing2)& Their first sighting of the o'inous edifice) with its evi* aura against a bac.drop of rain and *ightning) ca**s for a 4right Chec. G=& The house a*'ost see's to & & & *eer at the'&

The House on Woodhill


The o*d Ad'inistration bui*ding is a three-story 'ansion covered with vines and tree *i'bs6 a c*oying oder of 'o*d) wisteria and honey-suc.*e *inger even in winter& The first f*oor was ad'inistration proper6 it contains a waiting roo') ;iceChance**or2s office) three secretaries offices and a *arge fi*e roo' with rusty 'eta* cabinets) *oc.ed (and e'pty6 *aw enforce'ent sei9ed a** fi*es in the T>= scanda*)& A** *oo. rif*ed through) *ong ago& The staircase is very narrow) wooden wa**s c*osing on the c*i'ber fro' a** sides (to inti'idate chi*dren6 'ay frighten c*austrophobes)& Trac.ing G= detects Dore2s prints on the stairs (-1 with poor *ighting)& The second f*oor was the #ead'aster2s ho'e6 it contains .itchen and dining areas) a den) study and bedroo'& Thic. dust covers everything& 1othing has been disturbed in ages& The study has two .erosene *a'ps and a'p*e stoc.s of .erosene& Gui*e2s private *ibrary inc*udes o*d vo*u'es) with a few va*uab*e first editions and signed nove*s& /f particu*ar note are wor.s on anato'y) showing wear fro' use even now) with notes in the 'argins fro' an e+peri'enter (if !Cs have seen Gui*e2s writing) they 'ay recogni9e it)& A*ongside the' is an o*d dissection .it (a*so worn fro' use)& "evera* disp*ays offer testa'ent to one of his hobbies6 bui*ding ships in bott*es& They are (uite intricate& 1othing on this f*oor has been touched since 19>=&
The stairwe** opens to a s'a** roo' with two wooden stoo*s (where boys waited) so'eti'es hours) for punish'ent)& !si2s 'ay fee* hope*ess dread& The 'assive wooden door is too ta** (: feet)) with a *ow set .nob& 0t opens into Conrad Gui*e2s office& The office is a barren p*ace) with a *arge des.) #ead'aster2s chair and two s'a**) hard wood chairs& Those in the chairs were at a disadvantage6 the ta** #ead'aster *oo'ed over the'& !si2s 'ay fee* pain and despair& A s'a** waste can contains Tbirching2 switches (finished and so preserved)& "o'e are worn& $ost of the des.2s contents were ta.en in the scanda*6 searchers *eft an o*d) rusted pair of handcuffs) two *engths of chain and another dissection .it& Bits of rag suggest gags& There is *itt*e e*se to find unti* so'eone 'oves a rotted /rienta* rug by the des. over the brass ring of a trap door&

Into the )round


The trap door has a *arge 'odern stee* *oc. underneath) but is un*oc.ed (perhaps the va'pire is out)& 0t opens on a s'a** staircase down) narrower than before) through the bui*ding and into the ground& The stairs *ead twenty feet be*ow ground *eve*) to a *arge underground cha'ber (=,+=,+=, ft) reinforced by perserved wooden bea's& The cei*ing *oo.s ready to co**apse& $us.iness and 'o*dering wood give it a stagnant odor&

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Throughout the roo' are the decayed re'ains of torture devices& Rusted 'anac*es hang fro' the far wa**) .nife b*ades are strewn about) hand*es rotted away& A rac. is bui*t into the north wa**& "ets of p*iers hang with other too*s on the south wa**& The center of the cha'ber has a crude stone a*tar) grey stone stained with b*ood fro' *ong ago& "o'e is fresh (4orensics G=)& The stone is a sing*e piece& Chains *ie beside it& The earth before the a*tar has been turned recent*y& %igging uncovers so'e of the twenty buried here6 those on top are fresher) and the s.in is on*y starting to pee* away fro' bone (#T -= to withstand the stench)& 5orse) the Lodger 'ay choose to Ani'ate %ead (if a cadaver grabs a !C w?surprise (GA)) 4right Chec. -I) and can raise up to A 9o'bies& The roo'2s f*oor co'es a*ive with tor'ented 'oaning of the da'ned6 bodies shiver and twitch (4right Chec. -=) -A if so'eone was grabbed)& The Lodger 'ay e'p*oy 7"! and ;entri*o(uis' to 'a.e a corpse spea. to !Cs (G$2s option what is said & & & so'ething *i.e LRe8oin us in #e**) 3a'ie& 3oin usNL) (4right Chec. -=)& 0f !Cs stay) the corpses reenact the *ast 'o'ents of *ong-ago victi's (one dons the 'anac*es) then screa's hoarse*y through rotting voca* cords as another beats hi'6 two bind a third to the rac.)& The Lodger 'ay a*so uncover !hobias with 7"!) and create i**usions of these (on a fai*ed 4right Chec.) a !C 'ay e'pty a gun at one)& 0t wi** wait unti* the !C is heading bac. up the stairs (%e+ ro** - a'ount 4right Chec. fai*ed or fa**)& 5hen !Cs reach the trap door) it is *oc.ed (and the hard wood of the door and stairwe** wa**s is strong6 appropriate too*s are needed)& 5hen !Cs escape the shaft) it uses %eath ;ision (G R!" $agic) on the') possib*y fo**owed by 4ear (whatever is needed to drive the' out)& The Final %on+lict Against the soft g*are of the fu** 'oon) #einrich Dore *oo's before the edifice) sun.en features visib*e in fu**) ho*ding a 'eat c*eaver& Around hi' stand ten *arge dogs of various breeds (4right Chec.s -=)& 1ow that the party has been weathered by the others) the Lodger2s 'ain son has co'e to c*ai' the'& The dogs grow*) and a** entrances to the Ad'inistration bui*ding s*a' shut and *oc. (if necessary) using 'oaning of the dead and i**usions to .eep !Cs out)& %epending on past events) #einrich 'ay converse with the party a few rounds& "udden*y) a trio of dogs brea.s fro' the trees and vau*ts over the cru'b*ed gate& !Cs 'ay recogni9e the 'astiff) pit bu** and rotwei*er as !atty Rye2s (4right Chec.)) a** decayed with an odor reaching everywhere& The dogs bo*t for Dore2s group) with a shattering roar unheard in 'orta* dogs& 7ven he shows fear when the 'astiff 'eets his dober'an in 'id-*eap and crushes its s.u** in his 8aws& The three Brac.ish #ounds (G R!" Creatures of the 1ight) c*ose with the re'nants of the pac.& The dogs have two specia* abi*ities6 neither the Lodger nor Dore can contro* the') nor 'anifest a supernatura* power within their presense (>, range)& #einrich cannot shape shift) nor can the Lodger te*e.inese or apport ho*y sy'bo*s fro' their hands) etc & & & Dore is as hu'an as he wi** ever be again&

0t can end right here& The #ounds can finish Dore if necessary6 !Cs need on*y occupy hi' whi*e they finish the pac.6 the #ounds can destroy a va'pire (a*though he wi** c*ai' two of the')& /r Dore 'ight brea. away to hide within the Lodger (which the #ounds won2t enter)& !Cs can stay the night and enter by day) endure the Lodger and sta.e hi' in s*u'ber& The Lodger 'ay a**ow Dore2s destruction to def*ect attention& The #ounds wi** never har' the party (friends of $rs& Rye in *ife6 if she wasn2t destroyed by the') the dogs hunt to bring her peace)& 0f !Cs attac.) the #ounds f*ee& The #ounds are a benevo*ent force which wi** prow* the forrests north of town preying on*y on wi*d*ife) a counterpoint to the Lodger2s evi*& 0f Jebadiah *ives) they sta*. hi' off and on& The Lodger goes to ground) suggesting the evi* died with Dore& n*ess burned) it soon ca**s another evi* 'an& #e 'ight be a chi*d-.i**er) a canniba*) a psychopath & & & or a** these& 5hat is certain is that the Lodger wi** not rest unti* it is inhabited by an evi* 'an) of inte**ect and intensity& And its ce**ars wi** .now hu'an tor'ent and pain again&

A##endi> A? :ther Adventures in Evansmith


The od!er 5hoever the Lodger su''ons 'ay co'e in si+ 'onths or ten years& 0t2** ta.e ti'e) but he2** co'e& #e 'ay be a psycho .i**er) a 'age or a werewo*f& The #ouse won2t ris. another va'pire for decades& #e 'ight avoid the !Cs for safety) hunt the' for revenge or ignore the'& #is wea.ness is the need to occasiona**y bring victi's to the #ouse& #e 'ay .eep the' in chains to starve) feeding it) so he need not *ive there& The #ounds 'ay i'pede his co''ute& Hi!h "ta'es !atty Rye shou*d be *eft to the #ounds6 she is too pathetic for a fu** adventure) a*though a sing*e hound 'ay co'e to the !Cs by day and gesture to be fo**owed) *eading the' to her resting p*ace6 the #ounds reason hu'ans can destroy her 'ercifu**y& The dogs how* around her for hours before f*eeing into the forrests& %erric. 5e**s is another 'atter& 5e**2s .een 'ind and ruth*ess 'ethods 'ay *ead to a Ttreaty2 with !Cs (he honors his word)) a pre-e'ptive stri.e or going to ground& #e 'ay f*ee to a city (1ew Kor. or Chicago)& #e isn2t above using terrorist tactics to discourage pursuit6 %erric.2s hench'en can co''it arson) 'urder and rape) and *etters 'ay threaten ene''ies if he isn2t *eft a*one& #is gang is s'a**) but the *ega* invu*nerabi*ity of street gangs (every 'e'ber in 8ai* has a buddy on the street to get revenge) and %erric.2s tactica* acu'en 'a.e the' for'idab*e& #e won2t 'a.e other va'pires un*ess he has to for 'usc*e& Visitin! Di!nitaries Lodgers are powerfu*& #einrich was .nown by a few inf*uencia* beings through correspondence& The deaths of either 'ay be .nown in the supernatura* co''unity and investigated by the

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Caba*& 0f the Lodger *ives) it can co''unicate everything about the !Cs (un*ess 7"! was prevented)) right down to persona* %isadvantages and Huir.s& /dds are the Caba* wi** *et the 'atter go6 the !Cs sett*ed a persona* grudge against a rogue whose activities drew too 'uch attention) benefiting a**& /r they 'ight be assassinated for security reasons6 they are watched for awhi*e) regard*ess& 0f the Lodger was destroyed) their investigation wi** be 'ore in the "a' "pade2 tradition) and !Cs 'ay encounter investigators& &oo's 1 %orres#ondences Before his death (and after)) Conrad Gui*es was a potent 'ystic who studied wide*y the arts of con8uration and contro*& #is activities in *ife enab*ed the Lodger to reani'ate hi' as a va'pire in death& #is *ibrary 'ay contain boo.s with rare occu*t infor'ation) protective wards and sigi*s) and a coup*e with su''oning rites (G$s are refered to Chaosiu'2s Ca** of Cthu*hu products for e+ce**ent e+a'p*es)& "i'i*ar*y) he 'ay have owned a few si*ver bu**ets and other wards& 0f you don2t want !Cs using the rites) re(uire hu'an sacrifice) 'u*ti-year ritua*s) the Lodger2s aid) etc & & & "o'e are written in Ger'an& $ore i'portant is his correspondence) both before his death in 19>= and after (so'e contacts noted in both)& #is *etters and 8ourna*s 'ay contain 'uch infor'ation regarding powerfu* individua*s) possib*y with wea.nessness and possessions noted& !erhaps a 'age is co'ing to town ne+t 'onth to trade for so'e of Dore2s b*ood& 5i** the !Cs intercept hi'M 0f the G$ uses G R!" ;a'pire) the $as(uerade) area !rinces 'ay have ordered Dore to tone it down) and his rep*ies 'ay *ead to a new ca'paign (or e+istence)& References to the Garou presence and "id $ontgo'ery2s .enne* 'ay *ead down other roads& 0f the !Cs don2t .now %e+ter) he2s 'entioned as an e+peri'ent and infor'ant6 the wor*d changed over forty years& "uch *etters are found wherever you wish& Ne* Recruits 0f the !Cs are a group) they 'ay need to rep*ace *osses& 0f the G$ doesn2t a**ow the o*d pre-trained ready for action new*y ro**ed !C to 8u'p in) you 'ay ro*ep*ay the a(uisition of new 'e'bers and?or their training& Trying to convince such characters of what was faced 'ay be difficu*t) perhaps *eading to a 'eeting with %e+ter or the #ounds&
The !Cs the'se*ves are potentia* recruits for 'any organi9ations& The Chi** Ga'e2s "A;7 and 5hite 5o*f2s ;a'pire Arcanu' are two e+a'p*es& /ccu*t hunters 'ay hear of the !Cs direct*y or co'e to town investigating6 they 'ay contact the party with new *eads (you didn2t .i** the Lodger & & & what do you 'ean you *et the #ounds goNMNM & & & etc & & & )&

0 hope 'ore peop*e write 2freeware2 adventures *i.e this) for ga'ers a** over& 0t wor.s *i.e this6 0 retain a** rights to 'y wor.) but a**ow individua*s (you) to 'a.e copies for persona* use (which inc*udes running the adventure with friends)& This is not shareware and you don2t owe 'e 'oney (if for so'e bi9arre reason you send so'e) 02** ta.e it)& 5hat 0 want is to hear fro' you) G$s) p*ayers and 8ust readers& 5hat do you thin.M %id you en8oy the adventureM %id you run it or read itM 5hat specifica**y did you *i.e?dis*i.eM 5hat wou*d you changeM 5hat .ind of horror adventures wou*d you *i.e to seeM $y 0nternet address is r8*unsfordO*ife&ua's&edu and 'y regu*ar address isE .ichard /unsford .t 0, +o' 19 .ison, %rkansas 1122 3 0 have a Litt*e Roc. address) but 0 don2t .now where 02** be after 3une 296 so 'y fo*.2s address above wi** do& 0 rea**y need to hear fro' you6 0 copy and paste e-'ai* to a 5ord docu'ent on 'y $acintosh (which 0 access the schoo*2s ;AP syste' through via 'ode')) so it2s part of 'y per'anent record& 0 ran %eath 1ight for co**ege friends (%a'ian) 3eff) 3u*ie) Denny and To''y) at 'y o*d co**ege in $ontice**o) Ar.ansas& 5e finished after si+ hours p*ay (0 a*'ost fe** as*eep driving ho'e after 1 a&'& in the fog)& 5e went off on tangents6 To''y2s 'artia* artist *i.ed to pic. fights with toughs at "i'pson Apart'ents) %a'ian2s C0A agent (yes) 0 *et hi' run it) tried to bust Brad Ash*ey2s drug-running operation at the !i99a !a*ace after hearing of it with "treetwise (Ash*ey 'otioned a f*un.ie to go in bac. whi*e he was at gunpoint6 !Cs didn2t stop hi') so he du'ped the Cocaine down the sin.& Turner wasn2t p*eased but he sensed wrongdoing and %a'ian2s !C was C0A) so it s*id& There wasn2t enough residue for a bust& To''y2s character antagoni9ed the %eads at their house and fo**owed one6 %erric. 'ateria*i9ed overhead and struc. hi' down as a bargaining chip for peace (which *asted)& And they never reached 5oodhi**6 we2d p*ayed si+ hours) it was 1 a&'& and 0 hadn2t finished writing the adventure& 0nstead) Dore struc. at Ange*2s house6 Turner got the ca** got the ca** and bu99ed the !Cs& They arrived to find Ange*a2s father dead by the front door) her 'other screa'ing) Ange* in near-shoc. and Turner he*d over the va'pire2s head& #e threw Turner over a car into a tree) snapping his spine and .i**ing hi'& The !Cs s*a''ed Dore into the house with their car) then got out and sprayed hi' to death& 0 thin. they had so'ething *i.e "uper "oa.ers *oaded with ho*y water) and they destroyed hi' as he was turned to 'ist& 02' sorry) but G$ing is stressfu* after 6 hours and it was a bad ti'e to (uit& 0 had a good group of p*ayers and 0 'iss the'& They were good friends& 0 wish you cou*d read the bog beast ta*e %a'ian ran on our ca'pus6 we ro*e-p*ayed ourse*ves& 1ow that was horror&

A##endi> & Me
0 hope you en8oyed %eath 1ight& 02' => years o*d) in 'y I rd year of 'edica* schoo*& 02ve been ro*e-p*aying since high schoo*) nu'erous and sundry ga'es& 0 began this pro8ect in high schoo*) evo*ving and editing it over severa* years& 0t2s been an off-and-on 8ob) but it2s given 'e a creative out*et) a chance to share and a *ot of fun) which is what ro*e-p*aying2s about&

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%haracters
Peter MacAlister Age: >=6 >211L) 1C9 *bs6 Thinning b*ond hair and brown eyes& ST: 11 !": 11 %&: 11 HT: 1= !o ge: C HP: 11 #ill: 11 Per: 11 'P: 1= Parry: C Spee : >&:> Mo$e: = (La'eness) SM: , !R: 1 or 9?I (Dev*ar vest)

Skills: Accounting-1=6 Ad'inistration-1,6 Ani'a* #and*ing (Cats)-116 %etect Lies-116 %ip*o'acy-96 Guns-1=6 0nterrogation (5here2s the rentM)-1I6 7*ectronics?7ngineering ($aintenance)-1=6 !rofessiona* ".i** (!*u'bing)-1=& )*(ipment: Co*t-Browning $19,C &=> pisto*6 Big screen T;6 $eat c*eaver (a*ways concea*ed on her person)6 1= cats& "id Mont!omer$ Age: >A6 >29L) 1I> *bs6 Thic. stee* grey hair& Lean and 2hardened&2 $etis Bone-Gnawer6 Crinos for' dar. brown with b*ac. b*otching6 few gray strea.s& #ideous*y evi* *oo.ing with enor'ous teeth& %efor'ity 'anifests as twisted) stooped *oo'ing posture& ST: 1, (1C) !": 1= %&: 1= HT: 1I (=,) !o ge: 9 (11) HP: 1, (=6) #ill: 1= Per: 1= (1A) 'P: 1I (=,) Parry: 9 Spee : 6&=> (C) Mo$e: 6 (C) SM: , (G1) !R: 1 (G=6 vs& Crushing)

9 '' Baretta (16)E =dG= pi 1= Guage "hotgun (16)E 1dG1 pi AD-A: (16)E >dG1 pi C*ub (1A)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr #unting Rif*e (16)E :d pi Large Dnife (1,)E 1d-1 cut?1d-1 i'p $-16 (16)E >d pi 4rag Grenade (:)E Cd cr e+ QIdR nar'ed (1>)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr Traits: %a'age Resistance 1 (Tough ".in)) %uty (7vans'ith in e'ergencies?deputy)) La'e (Left *eg)) Lega* 7nforce'ent !owers 1 (part-ti'e deputy)) /verweight) "ense of %uty (;eterans)) "tatus 1 (7vans'ith)) 5ea*th (Co'fortab*e)& &(irks: sua**y carries big stic.6 Li.es ;iet 1a' 'e'orabe*ia6 nconcious*y dis*i.es Asians6 Conservative po*itics6 $ature de'eanor& Skills: Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1A6 A+e?$ace -1A6 Boating-1A6 Braw*ing-1>6 Coo.ing-1I6 %riving-1I6 4irst Aid-1=6 Guns ('ost) inc*uding 'i*itary issue)-166 Law-1=6 "earch-1=6 "treetwise-1I6 "urviva* (3ung*e?4orest)-1A6 "trategy-1I6 "wi''ing-1A6 Tactics-1I6 Traps-1A& )*(ipment: 3eep6 Dev*ar vest6 C*ub6 "evera* *arge .nives6 9'' Baretta6 Ca'ping gear6 I 4rag Grenades (1 dud)6 AD-A: assau*t rif*e6 $16A1 sub'achine gun6 Re'ington $ode* :,, hunting rif*e) Re'ington $ode* C:, 1=-gauge shotgun&
Miss Petrish
Age: 6,6 >2>L) 11, *bs6 5ispy white hair6 haggard and shrive**ed&

A+e (16)E swG= cut Chain "aw (:)E swG1d cut 4angs (1A)E 1dG1 i'p Ta*ons (1A)E Id sw cut?i'p?1dG= cut?i'p nar'ed (1A)E 1d (Id) sw cr?1d-= (1dG=) thr cr Traits: Co''on "ense) %a'age Resistance 1 (Tough ".in)) %anger "ense) $etis (Crinos for' on*y6 see G R!" 5erewo*f the Apoca*ypse)) "ense of %uty (to area garou)) "tatus = (*oca* garou)) 5ea*th (5ea*thy)& &(irks: Deeps 'eat in free9er6 1o gun (hunts hi'se*f)6 Li.es raw 'eat6 Co''ited to secrecy of Garou presence6 Li.es hu'an f*esh& Skills: Accounting-1=6 Acting-1A6 Ad'inistration-1=6 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith?4orests)-1A?166 A+e?$ace (a+e)-166 Braw*ing-1A6 Boating-116 Coo.ing-116 %riving (3eep)-1I6 Leadership-1I6 !rofessiona* ".i** (Ta+ider'y)-1>6 "trategy-1=6 Tactics-1=& )*(ipment: Cabin6 /*d 3eep6 Large wood a+e6 Chain saw6 Ca'ping gear (unused)6 7*ectric generator for cabin6 Ta+ider'y e(uip'ent6 $any 'ounted speci'ens&
Backgro(n : 0f the G$ wants a Garou presence) "id can be a Garou whose cabins are ho'e?resort to .info*. and fe**ow garou across the "tates& !Cs 'ay be suspicious when to*d 2no vacancies2 whi*e cabins stand e'pty) ta*es of s*aughtered deer carcasses and hu'an hunters2 harrowing f*ight fro' 2bigfeet2 into dar. forest coup*ed with two disappearances& The e+act nu'ber of *oca* garou varies) usua**y >-=,& Runs are he*d nights of the fu** 'oon) and natives avoid the forests east of town without .nowing why&

ST: C !": 9 %&: 9 HT: C !o ge: :

HP: C #ill: 9 Per: 9 'P: C Parry: :

Spee : A&=> Mo$e: A SM: , !R: ,

&=> !isto* (1=)E 1d pi$eat C*eaver (A)E 1d-= cut nar'ed (9)E 1d-= sw cr? 1d-I thr cr Traits: Appearance ( nattractive)) Greed (1=-)) 0nto*erance (7veryone)) 5ea*th (Co'fortab*e)& &(irks: 5atches *ots of T;6 Be*ieves the 7n(uirer F "tar6 1ever goes outdoors6 Considers tenant co'p*aints 2insufferab*e whining26 Li.es cats6 "'o.es dope&

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&arne$ Daniels Age: I=6 >2:L) =I, *bs6 Brown hair ba*ding& Cheerfu*& ST: 1, !": 1, %&: 11 HT: 1, !o ge: C HP: 1, #ill: 11 Per: 11 'P: 1, Parry: C Spee : >&,, Mo$e: > SM: , !R: ,

Skills: Acting-1I6 Ad'inistration-1A6 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1=6 Area Dnow*edge (Chicago)-116 Coo.ing-166 %ip*o'acy-1A6 %riving ($oped)-1=6 !sycho*ogy-1I6 "avoire4aire-1>&

)*(ipment: 7'poriu' business& Battered o*d 'oped& 7+tensive co**ection of c*assica* 'usic and anti(ues at ho'e&

nar'ed (1,)E 1d sw cr? 1d-= thr cr Traits: Appearance (Attractive)) Charis'a G=) 4at&
&(irks: Li.es youth6 Loves coo.ing?running a business6 a*ways cheerfu*6 energetic6 *i.es heavy 'eta*& Skills: Accounting-116 Ad'inistration-116 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith youth scene)-1A) Coo.ing-166 %riving (Car)-1=&

&rad Ashle$ Age: ==6 621L) =,, *bs& $id-*ength b*ac. hair w?brown eyes& Lean and 'uscu*ar&
ST: 1= !": 1I %&: 1= HT: 1= !o ge: 9 HP: 1= #ill: 1= Per: 1= 'P: 1= Parry: 9 Spee : 6&=> Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: ,

Dra'e Ed*ards Age: A=6 62AL) =6, *bs6 B*ac. crew-cut) b*ac. eyes& Beard stubb*e& $assive bui*d6 dar. co'p*ected& ST: 1A !": 1I %&: 9 HT: 1A !o ge: 9 HP: 1A #ill: 9 Per: 9 'P: 1A Parry: 9 Spee : 6&:> Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: 1

nar'ed (1,)E 1dG= sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr


Traits: Appearance (Attractive)) Charis'a G=) 0ntuition) !atron (;arious drug supp*iers - bai* F *awyer6 9-)) "ecret (%rug supp*ier)&
&(irks: %oesn2t do drugs6 Li.es reggae and heavy 'eta*6 "aving for co**ege& Skills: Ad'inistration-1,6 Accounting-1=6 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1A6 Coo.ing-1=6 %riving (Car?$otorcyc*e)-1I6 Guns (!isto*)-1=6 Dnife-1=6 Law-116 !rofessiona* ".i** ($oney *aundering?%rug processing)-11?1=6 "urviva* ( rban)-1=6 "treetwise-1I6 "trategy-1=&

nar'ed (1>)E =d sw cr? 1d thr cr


Traits: Appearance ( nattractive)) %a'age Resistance 1 (Tough ".in)) %istinctive 4eature (vague*y threatening)) #igh !ain Thresho*d) /dious !ersona* #abits -1 (threatening body *anguage)) Rapid #ea*ing) Reputation -= ($ean6 7vans'ith) 11-)& &(irks: Huiet*y contained anger within6 0'pression is one of contro**ed vio*ence6 Li.es subt*e*y frightening peop*e6 Crue*6 Deeps within the *aw (usua**y)& Skills: Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1=) Braw*ing-1>) Broadsword (C*ubs)-1I) Coo.ing-1>) %riving ($otorcyc*e)-1>) %riving (Car)-1I) Gun (&1=-gauge shotgun)-1I) 0nterogation-1I) 0nti'idation-1I) Dnife-1>) Dnife-Throwing-1=) "urviva* (4orrest)-1I) "wi''ing-1A&

Pat "tron! Age: 6=6 62=L) 1>, *bs& Ba*ding grey hair6 shop-.eeper stereotype w?beady b*ac. eyes and penetrating stare& Age i'possib*e to te**6 *oo.s petrified&
ST: 11 !": 1= %&: 1A HT: 1= !o ge: 9 HP: 11 #ill: 1A Per: 1A 'P: 1= Parry: C Spee : 6 Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: ,

@"am@ Andrea Poulschivae Age: I66 >21,L) 1I> *bs6 $ost*y ba*d w?few brown hairs6 green eyes& Rese'b*es cross between a barber and a 4rench steward& ST: 9 !": 1= %&: 1= HT: 11 !o ge: C HP: 9 #ill: 1= Per: 1= 'P: 11 Parry: 9 Spee : >&:> Mo$e: > SM: , !R: ,

4irear's (1A6 G$2" Choice) (16)E ;aries $-16 (1A)E >d pi nar'ed (1=)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr
Traits: Co''on "ense) %anger "ense) Greed (9-)) 0ntuition) Lightning Ca*cu*ator) Longevity) /dious !ersona* #abits -1 (Gives peop*e the creeps)) !atrons (ar's c*ients F supp*iers)) "ecret (0**ega* ar's 'erchant)) 5ea*th (5ea*thy)& &(irks: 27thica*2 ar's 'erchant (won2t supp*y cri'ina*s)6 "o*itary6 Li.es .i**ing6 "urviva*ist (Be*ieves ne+t war wi** be civi* after econo'ic co**apse)& Skills: Accounting-1>6 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-166 Artist (5oodwor.ing)-1=6 Bio*ogy (Botony)-1A6 4ast-Ta*.-1A6 Guns (Any)-1A6 #istory (7vans'ith)-1A6 0nterrogation-1A6 Dnife-1=6 Law-1=6 !oison-1I6 Research-1=6 "hort sword ($achete)-1I6 "treetwise-1>6 "wi''ing-1=6 Traps-1=& )*(ipment: A** sports supp*ies6 #unting ar's) p*us $-16 sub'achine guns at ho'e and in store& Can a(uire 'ost guns and body ar'or6 even odds of ac(uiring a f*a'e thrower&

nar'ed (1>)E 1d-1 sw cr? 1d-= thr cr


Traits: Charis'a G1) %ependent (#as retarded 1= yr-o*d son6 wife died in chi*dbirth))Language (4rench6 Accented?Literate)) ;oice& &(irks: #ardwor.ing and efficient6 !atient F Loving6 /*dfashioned6 /bsessed with 7'poriu'2s good na'e6 Rides a $oped&

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Dr0 )erald &radle$A Pharm0D Age: IC6 >211L) 1C, *bs& Cur*y b*ac. hair and 'oustache& 0nte**igent eyes& ST: 11 !": 1, %&: 1= HT: 11 !o ge: C HP: 11 #ill: 1= Per: 1= 'P: 11 Parry: C Spee : >&=> Mo$e: > SM: , !R: ,

"heri++ Neal Turner Age: I66 621L) =,, *bs& Thic. b*ond hair (thinning in spots) w?*itt*e grey) b*ue eyes& 5ar' s'i*e6 hard-'usc*ed) wiry bui*d& "*ight*y rigid 'ove'ent) but gracefu*& ST: 1= !": 1A %&: 1= HT: 1I !o ge: 9 HP: 1= #ill: 1= Per: 1= 'P: 1I Parry: 1, Spee : 6&:> Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: 1 or 9?I (Dev*ar vest)

nar'ed (1,)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr


Traits: Charis'a G1 (when he uses it)) Lecherousness (9-)) /dious !ersona* #abit -1 (suggests he2s hand*ing i**ega*s)) /verweight) Reputation -1 (as 2shady2)) "tatus 1 (!har'acist)) 5ea*th (Co'fortab*e)& &(irks: 7n8oys being weird6 7asy Going6 Li.es repti*es6 4riend*y6 0nfor'a* at for'a*s& Skills: Accounting-1I6 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1I6 Bio*ogy (Botony?7co*ogy?Joo*ogy)-11?1=?1A6 Che'istry-1=6 %riving (Car)-1=6 4ast-Ta*.-116 Law-116 1atura*ist-1I6 !oisons-1A6 !rofessiona* ".i** (!har'aco*ogist)-1>6 Research-1=6 "wi''ing-1=&

G*oc. 1: 9+19'' (1>)E =dG= pi 1= Guage "hotgun (1>)E 1dG1 pi Tear Gas "he**E %'g =d-1(,&>) cr Brass Dnuc.*es (1>)E 1d-1 cr Tonfa (1A)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr nar'ed (1>)E 1dG= sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr Traits: Appearance (#andso'e)) Charis'a G=) Code of Conduct (upho*d *aws)) Co''on "ense) %a'age Resistance 1 (Tough ".in)) %ependent (5ife)) %uty to 7vans'ith (11 or *ess)) 0nto*erance (%rug-re*ated activity)) Lega* 7nforce'ent !owers ("heriff)) Rapid #ea*ing) "tatus =& &(irks: Co**ects guns F .nives6 4a'i*y 'an6 4riend*y but stern6 Conservative po*itics6 Ro'antic&
Skills: Accounting-1=) Ad'inistration-1A) Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1>6 (Co**ege?"choo*s)-1I) Artist (5oodwor.ing) -1I) Braw*ing-1>) Carousing-1I) Co'puter /peration-1=6 Cri'ino*ogy-1A6 %ip*o'acy-1I) %rive (Any)-1A) 7scape-1I) 4ast-%raw (pisto*)-1I) 4ast-Ta*.-1I) 4irst Aid-1A6 Guns (Any) -1>) #istory-1=) 0nterrogation-1A) Dnife-1=) Law-1A) Leadership-1A) $echanic-1I) !oisons-1=) Research-1A) Riding (#orse)-1I) Running-1=) "crounging-1I) "earch-1A6 "hadowing-1I6 "tea*th-1=) "trategy-1I) "treetwise-1A) "wi''ing-1I) Tactics-1I) Tonfa-1A& )*(ipment: 3ai* ar'a'ents G I stun guns6 Tear gas6 Town 8ai*6 Dev*ar body ar'or6 Brass .nuc.*es6 !o*ice B*a9er6 Trac.er dogs (>)6 Access to po*ice records) G hospita* records w?warrent (re(uires s.i**?reaction contest w?3udge)) 7+tensive nationa* infor'ation syste' on .nown fe*ons w?4inger !rint 0&%&6 =-story ho'e&

Dr0 Ale> "andersA M0D0 Age: A,6 62) 1C, *bs& Thic. red hair co'bed straight) green eyes& Loo.s professiona* yet casua*& sua**y dressed in .nee-*ength white coat w?na'e e'broidered on *ape*& Carries %r&2s bag& ST: 11 !": 11 %&: 1I HT: 1= !o ge: C HP: 11 #ill: 1I Per: 1I 'P: 1= Parry: C Spee : >&:> Mo$e: > SM: , !R: ,

9 '' Baretta (16)E =dG= pi nar'ed (1,)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr
Traits: Appearance (Attractive)) Co''on "ense) %ependent (African Grey !arrot) LCrac.ersL)) 0ntuition) /dious !ersona* #abits -1 ($orbid "ense of #u'or?!ecu*iar 'anneris's)) "ense of %uty (#ippocratic /ath - won2t interfere w?good sense)) "tatus ($&%&?!atho*ogist) =) 5ea*th (5ea*thy)& &(irks: Li.es ani'a*s6 #u'orous cynicis'6 Lecherous6 ninterested in sports or hunting6 Li.es photography& Skills: Accounting-1=) Ad'instration-1=) Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1=6 (7vans'ith Regiona* #ospita*-1A)6 ($edica* co''unity-1A)) Bio*ogy (Botony?7co*ogy?Joo*ogy)-11?11?1I) Braw*ing-1=) Che'istry-1I) Co'puter /peration-1A6 Coo.ing-1=) %ip*o'acy-1= (rare*y e+ercised)) %riving (Car)-1I) 4ast-Ta*.-1=) 4irst-Aid (as !hysician)) 4orensics-166 Guns (!isto*)-1I) Dnife ("ca*pe*)-1=) Literature-11) 1atura*ist-11) !hysician-1A) !hysio*ogy-166 !oisons-1>) Research-1I) Riding (#orse)-1=) "wi''ing-11& )*(ipment: !hysician2s F 4irst Aid e(uip'ent (in bag)6 access to 'ost che'ica*s and *abs6 access to hospita*) 'orgue F re*ated records) &9-'' Baretta pisto*) *arge =-story ho'e on outs.irts of 7vans'ith) African Grey !arrot F huge (<1,,,) cage (usua**y open)&

&obb$ Dillan
Age: IC6 62IL) =I, *bs& Thic. shou*der-*ength 'ane of greasy b*ac. hair6 brown eyes& $uscu*ar physi(ue& sua**y in greasestained wor. c*othes&

ST: 1I !": 1= %&: 11 HT: 1= !o ge: 9

HP: 1I #ill: 11 Per: 11 'P: 1= Parry: 9

Spee : 6&,, Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: ,

nar'ed (1>)E =d-1 sw cr? 1d thr cr "'a** Too*s (1A)E =d sw cr? 1dG1 thr cr 5rench (1I)E =dG1 cr Traits: Appearance (Attractive)) %oub*e-3ointed) Greed (1=-)) /dious !ersona* #abits -= ( nc*ean6 fou* 'outh)&

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&(irks: Li.es 'echanics6 7n8oys ripping off the 'echanica**y ignorant6 /n*y respects 2rea* 'en26 %rea's of owning a #ar*ey6 Considers wo'en good for two things6 house wor. and & & & Skills: Accounting-11) Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1>6 A+e?$ace (Large wrenches)-1I) Braw*ing-1I) Broadsword (s'a**er too*s-treat as c*ub)-1A) Carousing-1I) %ip*o'acy-1,) %rive (Any)-1A) 4ast-Ta*.-1=) $echanic-1>) "crounging-1I) "treetwise-1=) "wi''ing-1I&

Skills: Accounting-1=6 Ad'inistration-1A6 Area Dnow*edge ( $7)-166 Bio*ogy (Bioche'istry?7co*ogy?Genetics?Joo*ogy) -16?1I?1I?1A6 Carousing-1I6 Che'istry-1>6 Cri'ino*ogy-1=6 %ip*o'acy-1I6 %riving (Le+us)-1=6 4ast-Ta*.-1A6 4orensics-1>6 #istory (A'erican?5or*d)-1=6 Leadership-1I6 Literature-1=6 1atura*ist-1=6 !hysics-1=6 !hysio*ogy-1C6 !oisons-1>6 Research-1>& )*(ipment: Access to che'istry *ab supp*ies F e(uip'ent& Can consu*t with variety of scientific e+perts (F other fie*ds of study on ca'pus w?Good Reaction)& Le+us& /wns two-story o*d-sty*e Brownstone ho'e in rit9ier part of town6 five acre estate with a b*ac. iron gate& %r& $organ is an inti'idating*y focused and capab*e 'an6 his dedication has cost hi' two 'arriages and any rea* friendships& #e has) in essence) so*d his *ife to professiona*is'& As Thoreau 'ight say) he *ives a *ife of L(uiet desperation&L Editor Arnie Palmer Age: >>6 >26L) 1I> *bs& Thic. white hair F bushy eyebrows& Brown eyes& ST: 9 !": 1= %&: 1= HT: 11 !o ge: C HP: 9 #ill: 1= Per: 1= 'P: 11 Parry: C Spee : >&:> Mo$e: > SM: , !R: ,

)*(ipment: $echanic2s "hop w?e(uip'ent (cutting F we*ding torches) 'eta* gas bott*es) acids) *ots of gaso*ine F oi*)) 3eep Chero.ee& Mortimer Hod!es Age: >I6 >2CL) 1A> *bs& 1eat*y cut white hair6 thic. horn-ri''ed g*asses& "tate*y for'a* but friend*y 'anner& ST: 9 !": 9 %&: 11 HT: 9 !o ge: : HP: 9 #ill: 11 Per: 11 'P: 9 Parry: : Spee : A&>, Mo$e: A SM: , !R: ,

nar'ed (9)E 1d-1 sw cr? 1d-= thr cr Traits: Bad "ight6 %eaf (in *eft ear)) Reputation G= (honorab*e? we**-.nown)6 5ea*th (Co'fortab*e)& &(irks: 7'acu*ate*y dressed6 A*ways po*ite6 2%istinguished2 'anner6 Trace of British Accent6 Cares about peop*e&
Skills: Ad'inistration-1=6 Accounting-1I6 Acting-1I6 Artist (5oodwor.ing6 used to 'a.e coffins)-1I6 %ip*o'acy-1A6 %isguise (i'proving corpses2 *oo.s)-1I) %rive (#earse)-1I6 #istory (A'erican?British)-1A6 Law (#and*ing deceased2s estate)-1I6 Literature-1=6 $echanic (.eeps up cre'atoriu') etc)-1=6 !rofessiona* ".i** ( nderta.er)-1>6 Research-1=&

nar'ed (1=)E 1d-1 sw cr? 1d-= thr cr Traits: 7idectic $e'ory6 7ne'y ($ayor Todd) C-)6 /dious !ersona* #abits (B*owhard on *oca* po*itics)6 Reputation G= (7+ce**ent *oca* 8ourna*ist6 "ense of %uty (Report scanda*s regard*ess of who or what is invo*ved)6 "tatus 16 Truthfu*ness (9-)& &(irks: Loves scanda*s6 /pinionated6 Loves %etective stories6 Li.es pub*ishing vio*ent stories F photos6 Be*ieves the pub*ic shou*d .now everything) as soon as possib*e& Skills: Accounting-116 Acting-1I6 Ad'inistration-1I6 Area Dnow*edge-166 Carousing-1I6 Co'puter /peration-1I6 Cri'ino*ogy-1A6 %riving-1= (o*d *i'e green ;o*.swagon)6 4astTa*.-1I6 4irst-Aid-1=6 #istory (7vans'ith)-1A6 Law-1A6 Leadership-1I6 Loc.-!ic.ing-1A6 !hotography-1A6 !rofessiona* ".i** (7ditor?3ourna*ist? !ub*isher)-1>6 !ub*ic "pea.ing-1A6 Research-166 "earch-1A6 "hadowing-1I6 "tea*th-1=6 "treetwise-1A& )*(ipment: /wnerE 7vans'ith Testifier F !re'ises (Twostory brownstone)6 /*d *i'e ;o*.swagon6 Loc.-!ic.ing too*s6 ;ariety of specia* effects ca'eras F deve*op'ent .its&

)*(ipment: nderta.er2s faci*ity F cre'atoriu'& B*ac. #earse& Dr0 Paul Mor!anA PhD 2Patholo!ist;PhDA not M0D05 Age: >,6 62) 1A> *bs& 1eat*y cut thin brown hair6 wire-ri''ed g*asses& Loo.s 2gri'&2 ST: 1, !": 11 %&: 1> HT: 11 !o ge: : HP: 1, #ill: 1> Per: 1> 'P: 11 Parry: : Spee : >&>, Mo$e: > SM: , !R: ,

nar'ed (11)E 1d sw cr? 1d-= thr cr


Traits: Bad "ight (wears g*asses)6 7idetic $e'ory6 Charis'a G16 /dious !ersona* #abit -1 (0nti'idating*y co'petant)6 Reputation G1 (Researcher F distinguished facu*ty 'e'ber - scientific co''unity)6 "tatus = (!h%6 #ead of "cience %epart'ent)6 5ea*th (5ea*thy)6 5or.aho*ic&

&(irks: Thin.s students are *a9y and a'otivated (te**s the' so)6 A*ways 2professiona*26 Tries to be 2the best26 0nto*erant of disrespect6 #igh opinion of hi'se*f&

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Father Harold "tanle$ Age: A>6 62=L) =,, *bs& Thic. brown hair6 co''anding) stern appearance with soft brown eyes& ST: 1I !": 1= %&: 1I HT: 1= !o ge: 9 HP: 1I #ill: 1I Per: 1I 'P: 1= Parry: 9 Spee : 6&,, Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: ,

%enny is a s*ob and has *itt*e of va*ue besides a ban. account& #e has no auto& %enny2s vice den is opposed by 'any townspeop*e) *i.e $ayor Todd (po*itica* reasons)) 4ather "tan*ey (re*igous) and the Ladies2 Au+i**ary (busybodies)& #is s.i** at tai*oring his operation to the *aw) out-debating opponents on its *ega*ity F fast-ta*.ing the *ess deter'ined reinforce %%FA2s overwhe*'ing popu*arity with *oca* youth& %enny has an uncanny .nac. for anticipating threats to his business& %urtisBAmelia "tans ST: 11?9 !": 9 %&: 1=?1, HT: 1,?9 !o ge: : HP: 11?9 #ill: 1=?1, Per: 1=?1, 'P: 1,?9 Parry: : Spee : A&:>?A&>, Mo$e: A SM: , !R: ,

nar'ed (1=)E =d-1 sw cr? 1d thr cr Traits: Appearance (attractive)6 Charis'a G=6 C*erica* 0nvest'ent (/rdained Catho*ic !riest)6 Code of #onor ( pho*d Catho*ic %octrine)6 %uty to parishoners (visiting hospita* patients) etc&&& )6 #onesty (9-)6 $agic Resistance = (vs& va'piric abi*ities on*y)6 Reputation G= (#onesty)6 "ense of %uty (fight evi*)6 True 4aith6 Truthfu*ness6 ;oice6;ow (Ce*ibacy6 !overty)& &(irks: Conservative right-wing co''unity activist6 Co'passionate6 7ager to oppose 2rea*2 evi*6 !rag'atist& Skills: Accounting-116 Ad'instration-1A6 Area Dnow*edge-1A6 %ip*o'acy-1I6 %riving-1=6 4ast-Ta*.-1=6 Geography-1=6 #istory (Catho*ic Church)-1A6 Leadership-1A6 !sycho*ogy-1I6 !ub*ic "pea.ing-1I6 "treetwise (Confessiona*)-1A6 Theo*ogy-1>&
4ather "tan*ey is on good ter's with 'ost townspeop*e) inc*uding Turner& #e has I,, active parishioners to draw on in crises) a few with True 4aith& #e is a good inroad to other Churches& Denn$ Ale>ander Age: A>6 >2>L) =I, *bs& "tringy thin brown hair6 5ide brown eyes& 5ears touristy c*othes F ref*ective shades& %eep) raspy %3 voice& ST: 9 !": 9 %&: 1= HT: 9 !o ge: : HP: 9 #ill: 1= Per: 1= 'P: 9 Parry: : Spee : A&>, Mo$e: A SM: , !R: ,

nar'edE Curtis (9)E 1dG1 sw cr? 1d-1 thr cr nar'edE A'e*ia (9)E 1d-1 sw cr? 1d-= thr cr Traits: %e*usion (Reggie is a*ive and co'es to 'e at night A'e*ia)6 Greed (9-6 Curtis)6 !atron (various inf*uentia* co''unity 'e'bers6 fair*y powerfu*) co''on)6 "tatus 1 (Cha'ber of Co''erce6 City Counci*)6 5ea*thy& &(irks: (Curtis) /bsessive-Co'pu*sive6 nco'fortab*e disp*aying affection6 Ad'ires 2'acho&2 Li.es horses& (A'e*ia) Ta*.s about Reggie as though he2s a*ive6 variab*e (uir.s of psychotic behavoir (wanders out at night) sets ob8ects on fire) babb*es at i'aginary peop*e)& Skills: (Curtis) Accounting-1>6 Area Dnow*edge-(7vans'ith Business)-1A6 Carousing-1I6 Co'puter /peration-1=6 %ip*o'acy-1I6 %riving (Cadi**ac)-1=6 4ast-Ta*.-1=6 Law-1=6 !ub*ic "pea.ing-1=6 Research-116 Riding (#orses)-1I&
)*(ipment: The "tans own a *arge white Cadi**ac) two story bric. ho'e and spacious five acre estate surrounded with wrought iron fence& /wn = Tenessee 5a*.ers (horses) .ept here& Curtis runs an independent C!A fir' F bro.erage hand*ing 'oney F ta+es for 'any of 7vans'ith2s powerfu*6 he can2t independent*y pro'ote investigators) but he can da'n the'& Heinrich -ore Age: C6 (appears A>)6 62AL) =>, *bs& Ba*d with chise*ed) predatory face6 sun.en du** red eyes F gnashing) fi*thy fangs& #aggard and *oo'ing6 ba*d& $ou*dering brown c*othes and s'e**& ST: =I !": 1I %&: 1= HT: 1A !o ge: 9 HP: 1C #ill: 1= Per: 16 'P: 1A Parry: 9 Spee : 6&:> Mo$e: 6 SM: , !R: , (or 9?I (Dev*ar vest))

nar'ed (9)E 1d-1 sw cr? 1d-= thr cr Traits: Charis'a G=6 Co''on "ense6 %anger "ense6 4at6 0ntuition6 La9iness6 Lecherous (6-)6 Luc.6 Reputation (/wns house of i**-repute?a*ways recogni9ed)6 ;oice6 5ea*th (;ery)& &(irks: $i+es 5oodstoc. F !un. sty*es6 nco'fortab*e dea*ing w?peop*e outside %3 ro*e6 Loves fried food6 "upports drug *ega*i9ation6 %oesn2t use drugs any'ore& Skills: Accounting-1=6 Acting-1A6 Area Dnow*edge (7vans'ith)-1A6 Area Dnow*edge ($usic 0ndustry)-1A6 Bio*ogy (Botony)-1=6 Carousing-1I6 4ast-Ta*.-1I6 Law-1I6 $echanic (Audio e(uip'ent)-1=6 !rofessiona* ".i** (%3)-1A6 !ub*ic "pea.ing-1A6 "crounging-1I6 "treetwise-1A&
)*(ipment: %enny2s %isco F Arcade w?s'a** house behind it&

A+e (1I)E AdGI cut Braw*ing?4isticuffs (1I)E AdG1 sw cr? =dG1 thr cr C*aws (1I)E AdG> sw cr? =dGI thr cr Large Dnife (1A)E Ad-1 sw cut?=dG1 thr i'p Teeth (1I)E =d cut 9i (1I)E Id-1 pi

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Traits: Berser. (9-)) Greed (6-6 !ower?$ystic 'ight)) /dious !ersona* #abits ("evere)) !atron (9-6 Lodger)6 "adistic (6-)) "ecret (;a'pire)) "ense of %uty (to Lodger)) ;a'pire (1osferatu6 see be*ow)& &(irks: 7n8oys .i**ing with an a+e6 #ates hu'ans6 Covets 'agica* paraphena*ia6 Loathe to use 'odern techno*ogy6 !*ans to beco'e a va'piric god& Skills: Ad'inistration-1A6 A*che'y-1I6 Area Dnow*edge (Area around 7vans'ith)-1A6 A+e?$ace-1I6 Bio*ogy (Botony)-1=6 Braw*ing-1I6 Broadsword (C*ub)-1=6 Ca'ouf*age-1I6 Che'istry-1I6 7scape-1A6 4ast-%raw (Dnife)-1A6 Guns (!isto*s? "ub-'achine guns)-1I6 #istory (Ger'an?7vans'ith2s)-1:6 0nterrogation-166 Dnife-1A6 Dnife-Throwing-166 Leadership-1=6 1atura*ist-1=6 !oisons-1I6 !rofessiona* ".i**s (1a9i /fficer? %ean)-1A6 !ub*ic "pea.ing-1A6 Research-1A6 "crounging-1A6 "hadowing-1A6 "tea*th-1A6 "trategy-1I6 Tactics-1I6 Traps-1A&
)*(ipment: $ost anything in 7vans'ith) Dore can have6 he carries two *arge .nives in his c*othing and often an a+e on his bac. (see G R!" #orror)& 0f anticipating great opposition) he can a(uire a Dev*ar ;est and 9i through contacts in town& #e possesses whatever 'ystic to'es the G$ desires& Dore2s past is the G$2s discretion6 one possib*e origin is that of a for'er "" officer who f*ed Ger'any after seeing the tides of war turning) reaching A'erica before such refugees beca'e suspect& 0n this country the distinguished aristocrat 'ight find refuge in the ro*e of %ean of a boy2s schoo*) a 'an e+pected to wie*d authority and be stern) with enough power and autono'y to suit #einrich& 5hy notM nder cover as a 3ewish refugee) such a 'an 'ight 'a.e a new *ife& /r) in the finest tradition of #&!& Lovecraft) 'aybe there2s nothing e+otic about Dore & & & 'aybe he2s 8ust a p*ain o*d evi* 'an whose sou*2s strong 'a*ignancy reached out to so'ething e*se& #is 'ystic dabb*ings can easi*y *ead to a Things $an 5as 1ot $eant to Dnow encounter) and who .nows what *in.s the Lodger 'ight have with the'&

The fo**owing is courtesy of $r& 3erander of the "teve 3ac.son foru'sE Vam#ireC Nos+eratu 2 664 Points 5 Attrib(tes: "T G1, Q1,,R6 #T G> Q>,R Secon ary Attrib(tes: #! -> Q-1,R6 4! G> Q1>R6 !er GA Q=,R& A $antages: C*aws (B*unt c*aws) QIR6 %oesnSt Breathe Q=,R6 0''unity To $etabo*ic #a9ards QI,R6 Leech (B*ood Agent) -A,@6 #ea*s 4!) G6,@) QI,R6 $age "ense Q>R6 $agery 1 Q1,R6 1ight ;ision 9 Q9R6 !esti*ence Q1R6 "upernatura* %urabi*ity (4ire) Q1>,R6 Teeth ("harp teeth) Q1R6 Te'perature To*erance 1, Q1,R6 naging Q1>R& !isa $antages: Bad "'e** Q-1,R6 %ependency (#u'an b*ood) co''on) dai*y) (Aging) GI,@) Q-I9R6 %ependency (7arth fro' own grave) occasiona*) dai*y) Q-6,R6 %raining (#u'an b*ood) co''on) i**ega*) Q-1,R6 %read (Re*igious sy'bo*s) occasiona*) > yards) Q-1AR6 %read (Running water) co''on) Q-=,R6 %read ("a*t) co''on) Q-=,R6 4rightens Ani'a*s Q-1,R6 0nfectious Attac. Q->R6 Lifebane Q-1,R6 1octurna* Q-=,R6 "ocia* "tig'a (%ead) Q-=,R6 "upernatura* 4eatures (1o Body #eatT) 1o Ref*ection) 1o "hadow) !a**orT) Q-=6R6 ncontro**ab*e Appetite (B*ood) (1=) Q-1>R6 nhea*ing (!artia*) can hea* using Leech) Q-=,R6 ;u*nerabi*ity ("ta.e through heart) rare) +=) Q-1,R6 5ea.ness (#o*y water) occasiona*) 1d?'in) (Reduced Ti'e 1) G=,@) Q-=AR6 5ea.ness ("un*ight) very co''on) 1d?'in) Q-6,R& Racially %nnate Spells: Ani'a* Contro* (Rats) (#) 0HG> Q=AR-166 Beast "u''oning (Rats) (#) 0HG> Q=AR-166 Body /f Air (#) 0HGA Q=,R-1>& 'eat(res: Can be turned using True 4aith Q,R6 %read (Gar*ic) Q,R6 Regains body heat and *oses pa**or te'porari**y after feeding Q,R6 "teri*e Q,R&

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