Heres the first part of the first game session of two game sessions we have had of my friends Kult-RPG campaign.
I play 31 year old Albert Perkins, former police and now a private investigator.
Its was a early autumn day.The bells where ringing at the church tower, my friend Mike Arbows brother were put to rest. I was not a close friend of the family, I just met them occasionally when there where birthdays or when they were visiting Mike.
Mike had no contact with his brother until recently when his brother came clean from drugs, got married, got a well paid job in finance. It was strange but I was glad for him, not everyone get a second chance like that!
But then Mike got the news, his brother had been murdered. They never found the body but the amount of blood at the crimescene.. well no one could have lost so much blood and lived.
After the funeral I walked out of the church with Mike and Shaun (A football hooligan with drinking problems who lives at my place), we were confronted by Benjamin Arbows widow Alex. She told us that she didnt believe Benjamin was dead, that someone had taken him or something! But she knew he wasnt dead that was for sure. Ofcourse Mike would like to know what happened to his brother, I thought this whole case was stinking.. something was not rigth his disappearance. So I gave her my card and said that I would look into this and if she wanted something or could tell me something about the case, she shouldnt hesitate to call me! She told us that he had been in their cabin in the countryside the night when he disappeared.
Then she left and we saw some men in a car watching us, we started walking towards them and our car when one of the men gets out of the car and stopped us. He presents himself as inspector Nolan, and asks us what we know about Benjamin and if we heard anything from him before he died. We told him that we know nothing and this came as a chock to all of us, that he "dead", we also asked him if it were okey if we could go to the cabin and check it out. He told us the their investingation was finished and we could go if we wanted to, but it was no pretty sight we would find.
We left and went to a local bar outside Mikes apartment, we took a couple of beers and a whiskey in Benjamins memory.. No too strengthen our nerves for what we would find in the cabin tomorrow.
The day after the funeral we went to Alexs and Benjamins apartment in the more luxurious parts of Manchester, the lobby was locked and a intercom lead to the porter. Mick explained who he was and that he wanted so see Alex and the porter unlocked the door. The lobby was richly decorated and had bright and clean surfaces. The elevators was right in besides the porters booth, we went in the elevator and went up to the 7th floor.
We found Alexs door, all doors in the building seemed to have really heavy and tough door. She let us and and asked if we wanted something to drink, I told her to sit down and that I would put on some tea. The apartment was really fancy, design furniture and top notch kitchenware and would have looked liked a magazine home if not for all the dirty dishes and clothes and overfull garbage bags. She sat down in the sofa with Mick and Shaun sat in a armchair when I came in with the tea. They talked about Benjamin and that he went alone to the cabin that night, they usually went together but sometimes he would go alone. We sat down and talked for a bit abut her and Benjamin. Apparantly they met at a at a mental hospital and rehab for their drug usage. He got a penpal when he was in the rehab and after that he got the penpal he got better really quick. In a couple of weeks we was clean and he came out and took Alex with him, got a good job and everything was perfect. We asked if we could see the letters. She showed us were they were in Benjamins workroom, then she left and sat down in the sofa again. The letters were to and from a Mr. Nigel White. Then we checked Benjamins adressbok for a number of adress or a number to this Mr.White, but all we found was N.W - S.G.
We asked Alex if she knew what S.G meant and she thought it was the new club called StarGazer, a place where theres always full and hard to get into... if you dont have the right connections. And then she gave us the key to the cabin and she said she had to rest a bit, we thanked her and left.
It was a 3 hour drive out to the cabin, it was a lonesome road with cabins on both sides with a couple of hundreds of meters in between them. Benjamin and Alex cabin was the last on the road, it was really quiet out there. The groundfloor was made out of stone and the second floor was made of wood, all of the curtains covered the windows. Mike wanted to be first man in so he went inside at once.
He almost turned directly after he opened the door, and i understand why. The ground floor was one open room with a sofa and two armchairs and table to the right, there the stairs to the second floor also was. Too the left of the room were a desk and a couple of bookshelves full of books. in the middle och the room right opposite of the front door was a fireplace. In the middle of the floor a huge stain of dried in blood, the wooden floor had soaked in the blood and now it had taken a deep red colour. What was more disturbing was that the roof also had a huge stain on it... What the hell happened here?