Chloe Barnett felt more than a little uncomfortable sitting in the police station. After what had happened a week ago the 17 year old beauty almost felt uncomfortable everywhere. At least here she did not have to endure all the sympathy and pitiful looks. "So did your father do anything unusual the last days before ... the incident?" The Sheriff asked and stroked his beard. Deputy Michaels was sitting next to him, making notes. Michaels was young and attractive, usually Chloe would have loved to spend time with him ... but not in an interrogation cell at the local police station. Not under these circumstances. "I don't understand Sheriff, is this an investigation? What is there to investigate?" Chloe asked annoyed by how little sense all of it made and she decided to look at her freshly manicured nails instead of the overweight bald Sheriff. A habit of hers whenever she got nervous to concentrate on something superficial. "Sort of. Did he buy something or talk about something?" The Sheriff kept on asking the same question again and again, trying to wrap it fresh every time. "Sheriff, seriously. I told you before I did not talk to Dad for days before it happened." Chloe shrugged. "Really. I cannot help you." "We know he called you." The Sheriff exhaled as if he had preferred not to disclose this piece of info. "What? You checked my phone records?" Chloe now tensed even more, folding her arms. "Do I need a Lawyer?"The Sheriff waved away. "You are in no way a suspect. And no I checked his phone records not yours ..." "Why did you do that?" Chloe asked. "And he called you a day before ... the incident. What did he talk about?" "Nothing." Chloe insisted."bull****." The Sheriff hissed. He had suddenly lost his calm and Chloe realized this strange look in his eyes. Chloe almost jumped up. The Sheriff seemed not even to realize the change. "Did he mention the book? Any book he wanted to read or buy ..." "A book? What got books to do with this?" Chloe was getting angry. "It might be related to the incident." The Sheriff said, now clearly loosing his patience. Deputy Michaels was obviously as irritated as Chloe by the Sheriffs erratic behavior. "What? Stop calling it an incident! My dad killed my mom and then blew his head off! What the hell has a book to do with it? I wanna go ..." Chloe stood up and felt suddenly the iron grip around her upper arm as the Sheriff grabbed her and forced her back into her chair. "Are you crazy?" She screamed. Michaels jumped up, but did not dare to intervene. "If you know anything you gotta tell me. Now!" The Sheriff was close now. Did Chloe smell alcohol in his breath? "Why?" She asked, intimidated but also curious. After all this was about her Dad and if there was any explanation for him snapping, she wanted to hear. "Because I dream of it! I need to find it! You hear me?" The Sheriff was now almost crawling onto the desk between them. The grip at her arm became painfully tight. "Sheriff!" Michaels shouted out. The Sheriff froze and suddenly seemed to realize the situation. "I am sorry." He said with an almost flat voice and turned, leaving without a further word. Chloe never got a chance to tell him her Dad indeed mentioned a book. A passing comment she recalled later that day. When she came to the office of the Sheriff the next day she was informed by a shocked Deputy Michaels, that the Sheriff had lost control of his car on his way home and had driven of a cliff into the ocean. They found his car, but not his body. Chloe soon forgot about the conversation and turned back to grief and a growing depression. A natural reaction to the tragedy that had befallen her family. She did not think about the book the Sheriff was so obsessed about for another ten years. She did not think about it until the day Jane Masters vanished. ____________________________________________ CANDLEWOOD ____________________________________________ This is a horror game set in the fictional town of Candlewood. Candlewood is located at the coast of Washington state not far away from the Canadian border. It is a fishing town, that also hosts a very exclusive private school and a minor tourist industry which is mainly renting cottages in the nearby region to people looking for a retreat or just like to wander through the woods around the town. This game is set ten years after the tragedy of John Barnett's murder of his wife and his suicide. The murder is the only recorded serious crime in the last decade and it would be fair to say Candlewood is a calm and idyllic little town. It certainly saw better days, but is still a nice place to live. People know each other here as barely five thousand people live here. Neighbors help each other out. But the town has a secret, which is about to resurface and change the peaceful place forever. ______________________________________________ Characters should be either living in Candlewood or visit it. They could be anything, from a Sheriff or Deputy to any inhabitant of the town, tourists or even a student of the Candlewood Private School. If you want to discuss character ideas please just send me a PM or simply submit a character sheet with your idea. ______________________________________________ Character Template: Name: Age: Appearance: Occupation: Biography: ____________________________________________ ______________________________________ Rules PM all character sheets for approval Taking control of minor NPCs is okay, but no postings that godmod other players or major non-player-characters are allowed The game is about characters, so respect the postings of other players and avoid meta-play. For any questions PM me. Stay within the rules of these boards. Any player who does not respond to updates for a longer period of time can be controlled by me for the sake of moving the game forward. _________________________________ My special thanks to LordTroepfchen who was an invaluable source of help in creating this game. English is not my first language so forgive me any spelling and grammar mistakes. I will try to keep them to a minimum.