Ready for the special room

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Grimwald on Feb 14, 18 1:59 PM
I wriggle, wriggle, wriggle but the other guy wakes up first. I freeze. He - Michaelson? - pulls himself free of the rubble, glances at the fall-in, and grumbles as he lifts me over his shoulder again. What he doesn't notice is that his walkie-talkie has fallen off. I'm in no mood to help him by pointing it out. I continue my involuntary journey, still upside-down.

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Feb 15, 18 7:19 AM
While chaos surrounds me, I have been sitting quietly in a corner, thinking.

When I arrived at the Tea Room, upon Captain Randy's request, I had found the Captain sitting at the table looking confused and PTG and Roo staring at each other. Since no one had acknowledged my presence and Mrs Fletcher had needed some assistance; I went to the kitchen and made Mrs. Fletcher and myself some sandwiches and tea

When I came back out, that is when all hell broke loose.

The Tea Room was in flames, Captain Randy left with a dragon and PTG, Roo and a third party left in a charabanc.

Leaving me and Mrs. Fletcher alone in a smoldering Tea Room.

Since Big Kitty offers no protection against fire and explosives, I placed him back in my carpetbag and changed from "The Lady " to "Diaphanous Diane".

Now that I was invisible, my first thought was to go back to my room and await further instructions.

That was when my amulet broadcasted that the Guards had captured Amethyst and my fellow newbies. I was safer where I was.

I sat down with my sandwich and tea and thought. This place and the inmates seems to be under attack several times since I got here. On my first day, PTG was captured by the Guards...

Wait a minute ... Didn't the Guards mention when they burst in that they were informed several inmates were in the Tea Room?

Informed how?

And on my second visit to the Tea Room when the two Guards entered, didn't they say that an inmate just arrived?

And now, when we were requested by Captain Randy to gather in the Tea Room, the Tea Room explodes. Again, how did they know we were there

Of course, since I was present all three time, Norman would see me as the prime suspect. But I was not present at Grimwald's kidnapping or when the Guards captured the inmates in the Hospital Wing.

Hmmm. Didn't PTG mention that the Guards Big Kitty attacked were robots? And that they had communication devices embedded in them?

So where are they receiving their communications?

The whole time I had been sitting there, my amulet had been broadcasting the Captain's, PTG's, Amethyst and Charlie's thoughts. I had left it on receive...

Everyone has now returned to the Tea Room. But my amulet is still broadcasting, no one has turned their amulet off.

I immediately cut my amulet off and threw it into the fireplace.


Edited on 02/15/2018 at 7:22:56 AM PST


 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Feb 15, 18 7:30 AM
If the enemy has found a way to receive the amulet's broadcasts, then they know that the inmates are back in the Tea Room. I better be prepared.

As "Diaphanous Diane" I was invisible. I checked my bag; Big Kitty was at the ready.

Since there was a dragon in the sky, there was only one way the Guards could enter. And Charlise had mentioned a tunnel under the Tea Room...

I quietly watched Charlise's chair.

But how do I warn the others so that they do not broadcast the warnings?

They need to cut off those amulets.

Edited on 02/15/2018 at 7:40:47 AM PST


 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by playingthegame on Feb 15, 18 11:45 AM
There are times when I think I have gone completely insane in this Castle

My eyes see what is in front of them but my brain cannot absorb what is before me!

This time however, I know that I am not alone in my madness!

Quickly glancing around at the others I see that they all have the same expression of incredulity and disbelief.

Even our staunch Cap’n Bob!

First of all I see one of the amulets appear in thin air and is then hurled with considerable force into the roaring fireplace.

This is closely followed by an unearthly shriek cascading through my poor befuddled mind.

Then Charlie is quietly escorted as if by an invisible admirer to another table and the one she was just on is upended.

Various wires now appear as if by magic (if you will pardon the use of that overworked expression in this saga) which form a knot and suddenly a large amount of what is very familiar to us all attached to their fuses!

A bottle of ketchup appears in mid-air, goes over to the newly decorated wall, and the word “RUN” is daubed in very large letters.

At the same time the Tea room door opens!

Now we daring doers have what appears to be a life-time of experience in such matters and we need no further encouragement.

We pour out of the tea room with Cap’n Bob bringing up the rear, having satisfied himself that all of us are safe.

We sit on the grassy slope and peer back inside the Tea Room.

There is a large creaking sound by the upended table and a large helmet appears from below!

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by charlieisr on Feb 15, 18 3:16 PM
I BENT DOWN TO TALK TO THE ELVES UNDER THE CHAIR. I STILL HAD MY JACKET TIED LIKE A CARRY SACK WITH MY ROOSTER IN IT. SO IT HUNG DOWN BESIDE THE CHAIR.

I WAS TALKING SOFTLY TO THE ELVES. IT SEEMS THAT OUR VOICES WHEN WE TALK NORMAL IS LIKE SHOUTING TO THEM.

I EXPLAINED TO THEM WHAT THE CAP WANTED. THE TALKED AMONG THEMSELVES FOR A FEW MINUTES. THE FINN MOTIONED THAT I WAS TO PLACE HIM ON MY SHOULDER. I KNEW HE WOULD HAVE THEIR ANSWER. HE SAID HE WOULD TALK TO CAP. I TOLD HIM TO HAVE THE OTHERS CLIMB INTO THE JACKET WITH NIX.

I LOOKED UP TO SEE AN AMULET FLY ACROSS THE ROOM INTO THE FIREPLACE AND SMASH.

WHAT THE HECK !!!!

I WAS THEN GENTLY LIFTED FROM MY CHAIR AND ESCORTED ACROSS THE ROOM. THEN I SAW HER, WELL SORT OF. JUST A SHIMMER OR A FORM.

SHE ESCORTED ME TO A TABLE ACROSS THE ROOM. THEN WENT BACK TO MY CHAIR UPENDED IT OPENED THE TRAP DOOR. THEN THE FORM DROPPED WHAT LOOKED LIKE A BUNDLE OF STICKS WITH WIRES DOWN IT SHAFT.

THE I SAW THE WORD " RUN" APPEAR ON THE WALL. IN LARGE LETTERS.
I STOOD I HAD NO IDEA WHERE TO RUN BUT I KNEW I MUST GET SOMEWHERE SAFE. SO I FOLLOWED THE OTHERS. THANK GOODNESS THE ELVES WERE IN MY JACKET. NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT OF THE ROOM.

I CAN NO LONGER RUN BUT I CAN MOVE PRETTY FAST IF I NEED TO AT LEAST FOR A SHORT DISTANCE.

WE ALL SEEM TO BE SAFE. I SIT DOWN WITH THE OTHERS ON THE GRASS.

KNOWING IT WAS A BAD IDEA TO DO IT. GETTING UP WAS GOING TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE WITH ONLY ONE GOOD ARM.
IT WAS NOT EASY WITH TWO. BUT JUST ONE. I WAS OUT OF BREATH SO I SAT. AND ENJOYED THE REST.

I HAD HAD A BIG BUSY DAY AND IT WAS NOT OVER.

I WONDERED WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DOWN THERE. THEY WERE RATHER " SMALL" TUNNELS.

OH. WELL NOTHING TO DO NOW BUT WAIT.

 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Hufflepuff on Feb 15, 18 3:56 PM
What is the special room and how I can get to know if I am ready for it? Thanks a lot for any information!

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by AnnaDownes01 on Feb 15, 18 4:59 PM
I, too, have been wondering if I was ready for the special room, and posted that I had just started yet another trek through the castle from the very begining. PTG responded and kindly invited me to the special room.

After pondering this for several days, perhaps weeks, who knows, I knew that I had come to the end of the renovations of the Castle Library, which I had begun several years ago in the Call to Arm.

Books of all genres are on the shelves, cupboards filled with craft & scrapbooking material, (heaven's knows we need somewhere to keep the components for all the stuff we need to make in our journey through the castle.), DVDs and Records on shelves, outlets for the sewing machine to make Huggie Jackets if needed. Long tables with chairs around, even a sink & kettle.


 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by AnnaDownes01 on Feb 15, 18 5:07 PM
I dared to venture out of my library, must get some real Vitamin D, not rely on the pills, to find the castle and surrounds in Chaos, Winged animals flying everywhere, people running around like animals fleeing from a bushfire.

Many people I did not recognise, a few I knew from ages back. I could spot Charlie, she being the same height as my long , lost cousin, also from her knitting needle.

Dilemma here, do I go up and talk and show myself or send Ghost Kitten Sam, Marius14 or Myrtle to scout around. I decided to send Ghost Kitten Sam to talk to Charlie as they had been friends for several years. I told him to tell her about the Library where I can seat about 14 people. They may be able to have a pow wow and figure out what to do.

 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Feb 15, 18 5:51 PM
I FEEL SOMETHING RUBBING AGAINST ME. I LOOK DOWN THERE TRYING TO GET INTO MY LAP IS A ORANGE AND WHITE KITTEN. HEY! I KNOW YOU, YOU ARE SAM. HE RUBS AGAINST ME AGAIN. I HOLD HIM IN MY LAP AND ASK. WHERE IS YOUR MOM. IS SHE HERE OR DID YOU COME BY YOURSELF. THEN I NOTICE HE IS SORT OF SHIMMERY LIKE THE LADY WHO MOVED ME IN THE TEA ROOM.

OH! I CAN SEE HIM, FEEL HIM. AND HEAR HIM PURRING LIKE CRAZY. I LOOK AROUND FOR HIS MOM.

THERE SEVERAL FEET AWAY I SEE A SMALL RED HAIRED WOMAN WITH ANOTHER GHOST CAT, DARK GRAY WITH BLACK AND A TRI COLORED CAT IN HER ARMS.

SO THE FAMILY IS ALL HERE. I TELL THE ELVES WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO GET UP. FINN IS NOW IN THE MAKESHIFT BAG WITH THE OTHERS.

I SCRAMBLE TO MY FEET. I MEAN THIS TRUELY. ONCE ON MY FEET I WALK TO HER. SAM IS RUNNING TO HER.

YOUR FRIENDS WILL NOT EAT MY ELVES, WILL THEY? THEY ARE IN MY JACKET BAG. I PULLED DOWN ONE SIDE SO SHE COULD SEE INTO THE JACKET. THERE TUCKED UNDER NIX'S WING WERE MY 5 ELVES. THE DOFF THEIR CAPS TO HER.

I TELL ASK HER IF SHE WILL JOIN US.

SHE COMPLIES AND WE GO BACK TO THE GROUP.

" CAP I WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET AND OLD FRIEND OF MINE. ANNE. SHE SAYS SHE HAS INFORMATION YOU JUST MAY BE INTERESTED IN.


 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Feb 15, 18 6:34 PM
The smoke has finally cleared but that didn’t do much for the room’s lighting. With so many people in the room and the numbers growing every so often, natural light only goes so far.

Needing to stretch, I stand up and do what I need to. When I bend over, I notice something odd about the floor. I get the people hanging out where I want to look more closely. Sure enough, it looks like there was a trap door there at one time. I could just make out the square shape and make out where the handle to open it was. The holes from the bolts were gone, someone had filled them with something.

It donned on me that even though we couldn’t open it from the top that perhaps it could be opened from below. I reached for my amulet and turned it on to send my rescue idea. Just as I did, the door opened. We all looked up as a guard walked in. The guard looked around, looked at my hand as I held my amulet when his gaze reached me and he acted quicker than I would have thought possible.

One moment we were standing and staring at one another, the next, he had moved next to me and grabbed my turned on amulet and crushed it in his hand. Then he moved back to the door and made a jesture to someone. A bucket of water and cups were brought in by an orderly. Then, us prisoners were left alone again. What they didn’t see, was Buddy sneak in. As soon as it was safe, I called him to me and sat back down to cuddle with my newest best friend.

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Feb 15, 18 8:29 PM
You know, I thought I came here to relax and catch back up on my game levels.

That has apparently "gone up in smoke."

We are out of the Tea Room and "safe" but that will not last. At least while those amulets are still broadcasting our whereabouts and our plans.

I looked in my carpetbag. Big Kitty stared up at me, wanting out.

I found what I was looking for, the scissors from the well.

Still disguised as "Diaphanous Diane" I walked up to each of my fellow inmates and cut the ribbon attaching it to their person. Then I turned each amulet off and destroyed it.

"The Guards have been listening in." I said quietly.

I then let Big Kitty out of the bag and changed back to "The Lady." Sitting down on the knoll with Big Kitty at my feet I rested my head on my knees.

It has been a tiring day.

Edited on 02/15/2018 at 8:36:48 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by Grimwald on Feb 16, 18 5:55 AM
We don't progress much further, however, before we encounter another cave-in. My kidnapper drops me roughly to the floor with a disgusted huff. I've had enough.

"Do you mind!" I try to jackknife a kick at him, but come nowhere close.

He looks at me in surprise, and I stare back - equally startled. "You-?!"

 
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[Post New]by AnnaDownes01 on Feb 16, 18 4:27 PM
I stand next to Charlie and speak to the Captain.

The cats have been giving me very confusing pictures. Lots of THINGS are scurrying around through the tunnels. No not mousies, VERY BIG THINGS. not like mum, NOISY BIG THING. Sorry cats, mum not understanding what you mean. CLANK, CLANK, CLANK THINGS, (cats are being very emphatic today) I take it to mean that there is any army of people in armour. Wish the cats could count but they only go one, two, two, two, two.

Myrtle has been bringing me injured birds and leaving them in the bathroom for me to find. Those I can help get released, one rabbit baby was scared and led me a merry dance trying to catch and release it, the other I could not help. No sign of injury and Myrtle was very upset over it.

Some of the BIG THINGS passed near her and she was able to scare them off with one of her most heart stopping howls. Also reports of looting and pillaging, my words, not the cats. They just give me pictures of things moving through the air.

So far the secret library has not been discovered, as most people think it is in the Dark Tower in the room with the telescope. (That room is a cunningly disquised observatory.)

Cats are also reporting funny smells and want to get the warning out to the other pets and animals in the castle. BE VERY WARY. The two ghost cats travel much further than Myrtle, who is still recovering from her time in the Shelter and will not travel far from home.

Still trying to sort out the confusing messages from the cats. Will report more when I understand more

 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Feb 19, 18 3:00 PM
I must have taken a nap without realizing it cause when I opened my eyes the light had dimmed and it looked like sunset outside. As I got up, someone brought me a cup of water. “Thanks” I said as he handed me the cup. I drank part of it and gave the rest to Buddy.

“Cute dog” he said and gave Buddy some petting.
“Thanks,” I answered, “His name is Buddy.” We talked for a bit about pets before I said “Look, we need to find a way to escape.”
“I don’t think we can.” He answered.
“We are being held prisoner and it is our job to escape.”
“We should just be patient and wait. Someone will release us if we don’t cause trouble.” With that he got up and moved to another part of the room.

I got up and Buddy followed me around the room. I found the bathroom and a closet; unfortunately I didn’t have a light to check them out. The light switch in the bathroom didn’t work and there was none in the closet. I just hoped my night vision was better than it is now that I hadn’t been in full light for hours. Buddy went in ahead of me and knocked down a hidden object; I heard it hit the floor and him yelp in surprise. I stepped inside and kicked it then picked it up. We found a crowbar.

Holding it, I stepped out of the closet, made sure Buddy was with me and closed the door. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why it had been in the closet. Then I spotted the square on the floor where the trap door had been. I looked between the crowbar and the floor a few times and got an idea.

I went over, asked people to move aside and then commenced to find a place to put the crowbar. I found the spot where the handle had been. It took a few tries but I managed to lever the door up but I was going to need help to open it all of the way. Hoping someone wanted out as much as me, I called out “I can use some help over here. If you want out too, get over here and help me open this.” Everyone turned away and moved as far from me as possible. I would have to come up with another plan. At least I now had a weapon if I needed it for that.

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Annelliegram on Feb 20, 18 1:27 PM
eastendteddy wrote:,,,PTG I need you to contact your Fairygodmother we will need her to contact The Gnomes and explain this all to them and tell them we need there help..
The head of the Gnomes is visiting with me .... over warm chocolate chip cookies and tea, we are having a discussion -- the contents of which will not please the Captain:
Gnome: My lady, I understand from "the winds that blow through the trees" that your Godson's leader wants our employ.
Godmother: Yes, from what I understand, he is mounting an offense (or defense) against the evil creatures that persist in attacking them.
And, you say, these "evil creatures" are using the Gnomes' tunnels, in addition to the known ones on all the maps?
That is what my pigeons report to me. How they came by the information that they even exist, I cannot determine.
Hmmmm....this is more serious than I thought it was. But...I cannot put my countrymen in danger for some "human" fight. I reluctantly agreed to assist with the rebuilding of the Tea Room because I owed you a favor. That debt has now been repaid. We want no part of battles, for we are a peaceful race. If we were to engage this "enemy," it would put us in peril beyond what we could protect ourselves.
But, Your Highness, should they lose the battle .... you and your countrymen will be at great risk. Wouldn't it be best to assist them to protect yourselves?
I have given you my answer. We will speak no more of it for now. These cookies are quite delightful.....may I please have another? ......There are dark clouds coming in from the west, indicating rains on the morrow. I must be leaving soon to get home before the clouds burst forth with their bounty.

As the Gnome leader continues to enjoy his cookies and tea, I nod to my pigeon ....with the aid of my wonderful wand (a gift from the Captain, himself), I had a pen to paper writing down our conversation....it has now been completed, folded, and attached to my second in command pigeon (my first has yet to return from his last mission to Grim). With my nod, the pigeon takes flight to find either the Captain or my Godson (PTG).

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by eastendteddy on Feb 20, 18 5:31 PM
As I find myself and the groupe in a whril wind of sites and sounds so Loud it makes me nervous then I see and feel One Amulet fly into the fireplace #$%^&*(*&^%$# I SCREAMDARE REMOVE THEREAMULET AND TRY TO DESTROY IT????? This to who ever did this is a crime against The Elven Folk who made them from there magic
and there way of protecting us AND IF DO NOT BELIEVE ME WATCH,,,,,,, I STOMP OVER TO THE FIREPLACE REACH IN AND GRAB THE AMULET ,,, I hold it high fro all to see
I then feel an other Amulet held in uggly hand trying to crush it,,,, #$%^&*()(*&^%$#@!!@#$%^&*()(*&^ I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME NOR ENERGY TO EXPLAIN THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE AMULETS BUT HEAR ME AND HEAR GOOD, THESE AMULETS ARE MADE BY THE ELVEN'S AND CAN *********AGAIN **************** CAN NOT BE DESTROYED BY ANY OTHER THAN AN ELVEN RULER.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I AM SO MAD I COULD SPIT.
AND NO ONE AGAIN I SAY NO ONE CAN LISTEN IN HEAR ANYTHING THROUGH YOUR AMULET
I TRUSTED YOU WITH YOUR AMULET AND YOU WERE TO RESPECT IT NOT TRY TO DESTOY IT THINKING CRAZY THINGS ,, SO WHAT NOW YOU ARE GOING TO TELL ME THE MICRO CHIPS IN ALL THE PETS ARE DANGEROUS TO?????????
PTG sayS calm down Cap your going to burst a vessel,,, I shake him of no PTG this is the final straw who ever did this I am sorry to say will be baned to the dungeon untill they learn what this place is ,, there part in it for if NOT they will get us all killed
I turn to the group and say the one who riped of her Amulet and threw it into the fire step foreward and if not I already know who did your NAME is on the back,,, but I will give you the chance to step foreward and explain why you did it and make it clear ALL OF YOU IF YOU FINED A TUNEL DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT TOUCH IT OPEN IT OR AS SOMEONE HAS ALREADY TRYED BLOW IT UP,,, IN DOIN SO YOI WILL BLOW ALL OF US UP WITH THEN WE NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT THE OTHER EVIL ONE OUT THERE,,,NOW ANYONE FIND A TUNNEL??? IS SO TAKE SOME CHALK AND MARK IT WITH AN X == THEN STEP AWAY I stand ram rod tight and my foot is taping a mile a minute and I swear there is steam coming from my nose and ears,,,, WELL I AM WAITING=== TAP TAP TAP

 
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Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Feb 20, 18 8:47 PM
I did not say a word at first, I was too upset. .

"I was just trying to protect everyone. Sorry."

I then became Diaphanous Diane again, placed Big Kitty in my bag (as he was about to protect me from the Captain) and left.

I do not understand the Captain, Either he ignores you or threatens you.

I do not think I will be missed.

As Diane, I could pass through the castle walls. I floated back to my rooms, passed through the doors and collected everything from my rooms and from the weapon room below. I placed everything neatly in my bag and floated out. I am on my own now.

I pulled out my copy of the map of the castle and the surrounding vicinity and decided where I was going to go.

Sometimes what appears to be the most dangerous place can be the safest place of all.

Edited on 02/20/2018 at 9:09:51 PM PST


 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Feb 20, 18 10:01 PM
As I sat there thinking, I watched Buddy explore the room. I knew that I had to have been missing something, but what. It will come to me eventually.

I got so lost in my thoughts that I forgot to pay attention to my surroundings and was startled when Buddy whined and nudged me. I looked down and he had something in his mouth. “What is that?” I quietly asked him. He put it on my leg and looked at me expecting a treat. I had nothing to reward him with so I praised him for a good job then picked up the item.

To my surprise, it was an amulet, but whose was it? The guard had taken mine after he crushed it or tried to, anyway. I decided to try it and turned it on to only receive.

Surprisingly, it was much quieter than it should have been. I did hear the Captain saying something about the indestructiblness of the amulets and wondered about mine. Then there was yelling about trap doors. I waited for silence then turned the amulet to receive. “Captain, there is a trap door here in the room where we are being held in the hospital wing.” I sent. Then I set it back to receive only.

I looked to the window for an idea of the time and I could swear that I saw a ghost in a female shape pass through the room.

 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Feb 21, 18 11:18 AM
I hear a soft voice through my Amulet ,, I had to ask everyone to hush a moment so I could hear , the voice then became very clear it was Amethyst reporting she found an Amuet and a trap door ,, she was not sure what room she was in but Buddy showed her The Amulet and the trap door and she asked with a tremour in her voice what she was to do?
First calmly walk around like normal and tell me every thing you see so I can figure out where you are make on like you are talking to Buddy I need to get you and the others to Room ONE my old room ,, have you seen any numbers on any of the rooms??
She then tells me about the strange female ghost pass through the room,,,,
Ghost ??? okay we will figure that out later I need your attention on your room,,, is your door locked?? is the window barred?? can you see anything outside?

 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Feb 21, 18 5:11 PM
As I examine the amulet and realize just how old it is, I hear a reply to my call.
It is the captain with requests. I turn the amulet to send and receive, “I will try,” I reply.

I stand bringing Buddy with me. I put the amulet between him and me and speak.

“This room is the same size as mine and on the same floor. My room is 513. This room is north of mine (to the left as you exit the room) and at the end of the hall, on the left. There is no furniture or carpeting, there is only a single closet and bathroom. There is also no lighting except from the windows.” Pause for breath.

“Go on,” the Captain says.

“The windows are standard multipane and are closed. Someone tried to open one but it wouldn’t budge. There are no bars but there is some sort of artistic metal work outside, looks like lace or filigree, and inside, there are heavy curtains, maybe dark red. The windows look west, I can see the setting sun. It is going to get very dark in here soon.” Pause to turn around and just breath,

“Continue.”

“The door to this room doesn’t appear to have a window in it like the others. The trap door is in the middle of the room and is missing a handle to pull it up. I found a crowbar, I should say Buddy found it by accident, but no one will help me use it on the trap door. I am saving it to use as a weapon.” I stopped there to await an answer.

“Is that all?” The Captain asks.

“ Yes,” I reply.

Edited on 02/21/2018 at 7:10:55 PM PST


 
 
 
 
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