Emma's Diary

 
eleanor1183
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 1:46 PM
Entry #20 – Today
My Only Hope
I have watched you move about
this dark place for some time now,
inspecting various items around the
house. You carry what remains of
my diary! We were both lost
long ago and you must listen, for I
have little time!

I have been trapped here for so
long and you are my only hope
to break free of this horrible
place. Please listen and do as I
say before HE returns!

HE keeps me in the cellar, but
you must look beyond the brick
and mortar.

The last locked door requires
seven skeleton keys which are
hidden throughout the house.

Without your help, I can never
go home.

- Emma Ravenhearst

 
sillyfeet
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[Post New]by sillyfeet on Oct 13, 08 1:46 PM
I say again: Who is Rose?

 
eleanor1183
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 1:50 PM
Phew!

I hope this helps us all figure out what the heck happened and how it ties in to Madame Fate and MCF5...

Now, fishy detectives, put on your deerstalker hats, grab your magnifying glasses and go for it!

 
soymocha
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[Post New]by soymocha on Oct 13, 08 2:07 PM
UHM, Good point. Why use the reference "HE" instead of Charles like she did in all the other post?

 
eleanor1183
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 2:13 PM
It's also possible that she says HE out of fear - I mean, after all, the guy did hack her to death in the end...

 
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[Post New]by soymocha on Oct 13, 08 2:17 PM
Very true. Kinda like if I say or write his name he might appear.


A very big thank you to eleanor for typing all this info for us

 
eleanor1183
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[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 13, 08 2:25 PM
My pleasure. It made playing the game more than an ordinary HO experience!

 
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[Post New]by prpldva on Oct 13, 08 4:33 PM
Thank you Eleanor! I know that took some time to do!

 
cesse47
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[Post New]by cesse47 on Oct 13, 08 11:01 PM
Wow Eleanor ... a lot of work ....thanks! It was interesting to read the entries again after all this time.

 
looloo123
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[Post New]by looloo123 on Oct 13, 08 11:24 PM
also the headmistress of the school? in early entries emma states, the headmistress doesnt seem to mind shes taking off time with charles. means maybe something? or nothing. thanks eleanor for all your hard work.

 
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[Post New]by Poodlebear on Oct 13, 08 11:38 PM
Wow, this is a truly monumental task and I very much appreciate you taking the time to do it. I am halfway thru getting screens myself but planned on just printing them out cuz I'm a slefish ol' fish, and lazy too! I kinda wish you had posted in the Picman thread so as to have it eb all in one place, but I guess I can handle monitoring 2.

sillyfeet and karenplop - if you want to know what's going on why not go read the 19 pages of the PICKING PICMAN'S BRAIN topic where several of us have been very happily working the mystery of Return to Ravenhearst along with encouragement, and clues, from Picman who has already played it. If, as you stated, "like the surprise of not knowing." you best stay away from these threads. It has gone beyond speculating and we have several certainties, or nearly anyway. But no sluething was necessary to know it was going to be a return to Ravenhearst as it pretty much says as much at the end of Madame Fate. At this point we are just enjoying a review of the story so far and seeing if there are clues as to where the rest of the story will go. It's fun, for those involved. A pre-game show, as it were, before the new game is released.

 
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[Post New]by Poodlebear on Oct 13, 08 11:45 PM
Entry #9 – June 1st, 1895
Unwell
I am feeling unwell and retired
shortly after dinner
this evening.
I’m certain that my malaise is the
product of sad goodbyes and the
stress of leaving England so
abruptly.


I think she was poisoned from this point. It's the night before she is to sail. She gets sick just after dinner and talks of sad goodbyes. Either the headmistress is in on it OR I think it would be very likely Charles would have been at her last dinner before leaving, though granted, she doesn't say as much. The very next day Charles invites her to come to the manor to recover. Very suspicious.

 
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[Post New]by Poodlebear on Oct 13, 08 11:57 PM
cherbtoo wrote:Just reading the last entry I wonder why it says HE instead of He. Do you think this is on purpose to mean HIS EXCELLENCY
as in Royalty?

Been doing some research on the term Excellency as an address for someone and it's actually used for state officials, not royalty, but elected or appointed people like presidents or prime ministers. I am jmuch more inclined to think it is like eleanor said:
It's also possible that she says HE out of fear - I mean, after all, the guy did hack her to death in the end...

Since that is at the very end and she, in her ghostly form, is imploring you to hurry and release her. BUT while I don't think it's it's being used for His Excellency (and if it was why wuld she address him thus?) it *could* be used to refer to someone other than Charles...? I keep going back to the surveilance room. Charles could not have built that in 1895. Who *else* has been occupying that house and for how long?

Edited on 10/14/2008 at 12:40:24 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by AnnBy on Oct 14, 08 12:04 AM
I'm up to the June 2nd diary entry. I purposely haven't looked at the diary entries, but enjoy reading everyone's thoughts. About how far through the game am I at this point? I'm thinking around 1/4-1/3?

 
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Re:Emma's Diary

[Post New]by Poodlebear on Oct 14, 08 12:37 AM
Entry #20 – Today
My Only Hope
I have watched you move about
this dark place for some time now,
inspecting various items around the
house. You carry what remains of
my diary! We were both lost
long ago and you must listen, for I
have little time!


Oooh! Hadn't noticed that before! Who is we? I *assume* she means Rose but...? Interesting.

AnnBy - reeeeally hard to say how much longer you've got to go in the game because each "chappter" if you will that leads to the next entry takes longer because more rooms are added to search. More than a 1/4 I'd say, but really hard to judge.

 
prpldva
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[Post New]by prpldva on Oct 14, 08 2:28 AM
The "HE" could also be nothing more than emphasis placed on the word.

for instance....an annoying caller could make you say, "I'ts HIM again.."

 
cherbtoo
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[Post New]by cherbtoo on Oct 14, 08 9:40 AM
Okay, here is the abbreviated diary.

E1/Aug 24 - Arrived Blackpool.
E2/Sep 10 - Met Charles Dalimar at dance.
E3/Feb 5 - Courtship.
E3/Mar 14 - Proposal.
E4/Mar 16 - Indecision.
E4/Mar 17 - Made mind up.
E4/Mar 18 - Declined proposal.
E5/Apr 3 - Right decision ?
E5/Apr 5 - Red Roses. Purchase of large acreage.
E6/May 14 - Frank Williams died.
E6/May 16 - Frank's funeral.
E7/May 23 - Letter saying Father ill.
E8/May 24 - Prepare for departure. Charles upset.
E9/Jun 1 - Unwell.
E9/Jun 2 - High fever, vertigo. Stop at newly completed Manor.
E10/Jun 10 - Peculiar sounds from workshop.
E11/Jun 14 - Blackouts, irregular body temperature. Doctor's visit.
E11/Jun 15 - Charles suggests nursemaid.
E12/Jun 21 - Library growing.
E13/Jul 13 - Nightmare of sitting in wheelchair in wedding dress.
E14/Jul 14 - Rose Somerset arrived. Confined to wheelchair.
E15/Aug 2 - Rose finds wedding dress upstairs.
E16/Aug 3 - Difficulty focusing. Hands convulse. Dictating journal to Rose. Nursery with crib. Letters.
E17/Aug 4 - No energy. Keep losing consciousness. Phosphorous White seen in Charles' pocket.
E18/Aug 5 - We must flee.
E19/Aug 6 - Rose packing, me recording events.
E20/Today - HE keeps me in the cellar.

Is this what you had in mind Eleanor? Let me know if you want any additions/alterations making.

Sorry I put the dates back to front for you before!
(Why is it that I type and line up all the hyphens in a nice neat column but when I press preview they are all over the place?)

Edited on 10/15/2008 at 12:37:22 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by Snugs76 on Oct 14, 08 12:14 PM
cesse47 wrote:
Poodlebear wrote:
Entry #20 – Today
My Only Hope
I have watched you move about
this dark place for some time now,
inspecting various items around the
house. You carry what remains of
my diary! We were both lost
long ago and you must listen, for I
have little time!


Oooh! Hadn't noticed that before! Who is we? I *assume* she means Rose but...? Interesting.

AnnBy - reeeeally hard to say how much longer you've got to go in the game because each "chappter" if you will that leads to the next entry takes longer because more rooms are added to search. More than a 1/4 I'd say, but really hard to judge.


The WE can't be Rose ... she didn't arrive until journal entry 21 or 22


What I think that particular quote is referring to is Emma herself and the diary itself. If you look at how it's worded.

You carry what remains of my diary. We were both lost long ago....


It probably refers to Emma and the diary
.

Edited on 10/14/2008 at 12:14:59 PM PST


 
eleanor1183
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Re:Emma's Diary

[Post New]by eleanor1183 on Oct 14, 08 12:25 PM
cesse47 wrote:...The WE can't be Rose ... she didn't arrive until journal entry 21 or 22


There are only 20 numbered entries. Some of the entries have multiple dates; the summary from cherbtoo is by date, rather than entry #.

Rose Somerset's arrival is recorded in Entry #14, which has an opening date of 14 July 1895.

 
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[Post New]by Poodlebear on Oct 14, 08 7:00 PM
Snugs76 wrote:
Poodlebear wrote:
Entry #20 – Today
My Only Hope
I have watched you move about
this dark place for some time now,
inspecting various items around the
house. You carry what remains of
my diary! We were both lost
long ago and you must listen, for I
have little time!


Oooh! Hadn't noticed that before! Who is we? I *assume* she means Rose but...? Interesting.

What I think that particular quote is referring to is Emma herself and the diary itself. If you look at how it's worded.

You carry what remains of my diary. We were both lost long ago....

It probably refers to Emma and the diary

Oh, yeah, I think you're totally right, my bad, I'm sure this is what's meant on re-read. Since this is long after the fact and she mentions the diary in the sentence before. Good catch. See this is what happens when ya get so caught up in a story you start imagining things.

 
 
 
 
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