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#226 TheBrickster

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:21 AM

Pete asks, "ok, what should we do next"?

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:23 AM

I say we head to the library.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:46 AM

Time to open these double doors to the library!

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 09:19 AM

It seems that everybody had too much wine to drink !!! I really think we should venture in the library in search of valuable clues !!!

Mister Brickster, shall you do the honors ??

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 04:53 AM

Library

The double doors creek open as you enter the library.  Two ornate stain glass windows on the south wall illuminate the room.  You realize that it is morning.

The room contains four large bookshelves with numerous books along the north and west walls (two shelves on each wall).  Between the shelves on the north wall is a chalkboard.  A column stands between the shelves on the west wall with some switches.

A low wooden table is located in the center of the room with a small wooden chair.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:01 AM

Library is an excellent place. A man as eccentric as the deceased is bound to have research materials about his many relics. Perhaps knowing his book collection will assist in some the clues. The ring, the heirglyphs on the chairs. I don't know about you, but I hide things in books. Perhaps he did the same.

In addition, secret passage ways might be hidden. I suggest pulling out every book just enough to see if it triggers something. Will all of us, it won't take long.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:37 PM

The collection of books is quite extensive, but as you start pulling out each book, you realize that it's mostly a collection of classic English and American literature:  Shakespeare, Homer, Dante, Chaucer, Steinbeck, Twain, Poe, and numerous others.

There does appear to be a few books along the top right section of the North wall that have book marks, some at the end and some at the beginning of the books.

The titles include:

Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century
Selected Poems of Edward Arlington Robinson
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lighthouse Ghosts
Lighthouse Horrors
The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
Tommyknockers by Stephen King

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 04:38 PM

Mister Brickster, I would like to see what is written on the chalkboard, and press all the switches on that small control panel to see if anything happens.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 10:33 PM

Stephen King looks especially out of place in that collection, doesn't it? Tommyknockers is an odd choice too, as it is not one of Mr. King's better works...

Lets flip to where the bookmarks are placed and see if that leads to anything? Lets someone check and see if those books' authors have anything in common.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 10:42 PM

Stephen King, out of place in that collection?  Not a chance!  HP Lovecraft was famous for his tales of the Old Ones, especially Cthulu...  he was practically the father of modern demonic horror.  Not to mention Dante Alighieri, of the Divine Comedy and more specifically Dante's Inferno, which was considered horrific when it was written, and Poe, whom we all know about.  The Picture of Dorian Gray does sound like an odd choice, though - a very interesting novel.  It was about a man who had a painting of himself that grew older instead of himself, allowing Dorian to live forever, with a catch - he could never see the portrait, or he would die.  Edward Arlington Robinson wrote such things as 'Old King Cole'.  The rest look like standard mystery, except the ghost novels - perhaps those lights in the windows we were notified of earlier?  The lighthouse novels are very interesting indeed, though... that's an odd thing for him to have.

I say we flip to the bookmarks and see what they open to.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 07:27 AM

Well I didn't mean genre wise, Sai King was out of place. I meant that the others were more "classical" for lack of a better term, where as King is more modern. I think you might be right, though... I. however, still stick to my assertation that Tommyknockers was not King's best work.

What is the deal with the Lighthouse books? I've never heard of them before.

Steve, who will be watching you all closely to make sure you don't start to turn into aliens, ala Tommyknockers...

P.S. Anyone have any metal plates in their heads?

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 10:33 PM

Keep in mind, that this mansion is located on the Oregon Coast. Ever been there? There's a lighthouse every 100 yards, I swear.  Because of their historical importance and longevity, it should not be suprising that there are books about the dead and how they died and how it pertains to a lighthouse.

And just a silly observation: Wasn't the Character of Dorian Gray in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? As a villian or something?

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 05:11 AM

Yes he was a villan. Looks like we might have a traitor in our midst.

Maybe we should be looking for a lighthouse...

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 02:38 AM

The Chalkboard, Control Panel, and Book Collection


Mister Brickster, I would like to see what is written on the chalkboard, and press all the switches on that small control panel to see if anything happens - Xwingyoda

The chalkboard has the following written on it:

they es secundum mihi
si vos can lego is
they es secundum mihi
they es in meus domus
audio lemma
they volo territo mihi
reperio typicus  
EGO have left lemma vobis
si EGO intereo  
adaugeo tabellae
vox est securus
tamen ego can non alica is
they mos teneo
cautum
malum est inter vos
rumex meus latin est non bonus
R.C.


The control panel has four switches with four red and four green lights.  They all appear to be in the down position and the lights are all red.  When switching upward, the lights turn green.  Nothing seems to happen when switching them on and off.

You also examine the placement of the book marks.  All the books have the book marks at the beginning of the book except for Selected Poems by Edward Arlington Robinson and The Picture of Dorian Gray.  The book marks are at the end of these books.  You also notice that the book of poetry looks rather worn.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:02 AM

Well, the chalkboard text looks like it is written in Latin...but over the summer I have almost half forgotten the meanings of these words. *wacko* So it'll take a while in order to translate the whole passage...Perhaps, Bloody Jay, since you also "know" Latin, please assist us.

A special note however, they some of the words are written in English. And whoever wrote this admits in the last line that: "meus latin est non bonus" which translates to "my latin is not good."

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:10 AM

They are my second
If you can read this
They are my second
They are in my house
I hear the premise
(Reperio Typicus)
I have left my premise for you
If you enter/between
Slow writing tablet
My voice is safe
Nevertheless, I can not (alica is)
They know my name
Be careful
You enter/between danger
(Rumex - lance?) My Latin is not good.

He got his conjugation all wrong... I don't get the 'slow writing tablet' part, though.  I'm assuming he's talking about the chalkboard, but I don't get how that fits in.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 03:10 AM

Can we look behind the chalkboard?

they es secundum mihi

Seems to be repeated... and seems to indicate something is "behind me?"

I wonder what the initials RC stand for? Maybe it is Rex Crowley (as in King Crowley)? Or perhaps, it is Ralph Cramden... "to the moon Crowley... to the moon!" Or, maybe Crowley likes Royal Crown cola?

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:37 AM

Pete states, "Yes, the initials R.C. are rather interesting, esp. if written by the late Dorian Crowley.  But RC Cola was one of my favorites.  What was that old saying, 'Keep Looking'?  I never found a dime under those old bottle caps".

Athos attempts to pull, push, and slide the chalkboard.  It does not move.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:46 PM

I'm still interested to see if there are any false books. They're pretty convenient to hide things. Perhaps if we each take a section and check? It shouldn't take that long.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:57 PM

I'm pretty confident that the board is hidingf something !!! Maybe a way to the attic ???? We should find how to open it. Maybe its wise to pull every book to see if one is not a secret mechanism. Also we should check carefully the table !! maybe the key we are looking for is hidden there (scotched).

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:18 AM

All attempts to pull each book do not result in anything happening.

The table and chair are both quite ordinary.  No markings of any kind and nothing that stands out.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:28 AM

What do you all think about erasing the chalkboard? Maybe we could transcribe what's written on it, so we don't lose it. Maybe some of the words will not be erasable and provide us with more clues?

Is there anyway we can we take the board off the wall?

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:38 AM

The chalkboard seems exhausted for now.  I think we should move on to the other door in the hallway.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:59 PM

You can't get the chalk board off the wall.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:59 PM

Indeed Mister Jay, lets follow Mister Brickster into the next room !!!!



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