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7th Jun 2019, 7:30 PM in Chapter 6
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Lisekmaly 7th Jun 2019, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
"And why would somebody abandon a barn, but leave something valauble in it?" That is the kind of common sence you just dont see enough of these days. I hope nobody dies...
Lurker 7th Jun 2019, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Why would someone abandon a barn but leave valuables in it? Because Something lurks there that's scaring them off, that's what.

OTOH, RPG games have kind of conditioned people to expect that empty barns always have some treasure or secret of some sort -- since in the context of games, esp. computer games, the author wouldn't have taken the trouble to put the barn there if there was nothing interesting there to begin with. And historically computer RPGs have tended to hide bonus content (special items, extra treasure, a "secret found" achievement, etc.) in seemingly-irrelevant places like abandoned barns, so nowadays people pretty much expect that if there's an abandoned barn, there's got to be something interesting there. Whereas in the real-world, an abandoned barn is precisely the kind of place you're *not* interested in, because chances are there's really nothing there.

But anyway, "Him" capitalized... is this where Colleen meets the High Father? Curious to see how this turns out.
Nix 7th Jun 2019, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
Like that would have stopped ME when I was a child...
Packless1 8th Jun 2019, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
...and that's why most of the characters played by female players survive, and the PCs of male players die...! ;-)
Rocktopus 8th Jun 2019, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
The potential for danger is half the fun!
Worstcase 7th Jun 2019, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Good luck getting the brothers out of that place before the sun goes down - which kid cares if there is anything 'valuable' in an abandoned place x_x even a dead rat or a half dried pot of paint are worthy treasures to anyone who loves playing pranks.
Not to mention: Secret Hideout anyone? I bet the only flaw the barn has in the twins' eyes right now is that it lacks the 'No girls allowed! - That means you, Colleen!' sign at the door. (But if the entire place doesn't come crashing down on them there, they'll likely be back right the next day to put said sign up.)
Rocktopus 8th Jun 2019, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Yup, gonna be hard to convince them to to do anything else!
David Argall 13th Jun 2019, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
It would seem the boys like having their sister around, mostly to her regret. So it is more likely the sign will say "Welcome Colleen. No, that is not a bucket of farm byproduct over your head, and that is not a trap in the floor."
Product Placement 7th Jun 2019, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Product Placement
Colleen sure remembers a lot of things.
Rocktopus 8th Jun 2019, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Yup, how else are we seeing it? :)
Guest 8th Jun 2019, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
I get the feeling Colleen is going to feel His influence "control" her in order to protect her brothers... perhaps her first defensive spell?
Rocktopus 8th Jun 2019, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
I guess we'll see!
padanew 8th Jun 2019, 3:51 AM edit delete reply
padanew
There is nothing more fun then exploring! Even if you do not find anything interesting you had that rush of finding it. One time I even found an old still site.
Rocktopus 8th Jun 2019, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
What's a still site?
Guest 8th Jun 2019, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Maybe this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Still ?
padanew 9th Jun 2019, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
padanew
A moonshine still. I was hiking the http://www.ouachitamaps.com/Sylamore%20Trail.html . I was hiking from HWY 341 Ozark Highlands Trail head to Gunner pool I was following the trail and looking for a place to spend the night. I go down the trail and come to a huge rock over hang with a small waterfall. I decide to spend the night there. I see a concrete barrel stove cemented to the wall of the overhang and a lot of scrap metal around it. It also had a very old road which was part of the trail as well leading to it. It did not take to long to realize what this place had been. Also, the water fall was interesting since it disappeared into the ground and did not form a stream. It was just a few miles away from Blanchard Springs Caverns. The area is full of Kurst formations.
BUMBLEBEE 8th Jun 2019, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
Just the fact that its a rotten old barn is enough to warrant investigation! I remember when I was a kid, every time we'd move to a new house the first thing my brother and I would do is search for secret hidden things...
Rocktopus 8th Jun 2019, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Girls just don't understand!
Sturzkampf 8th Jun 2019, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Given the state of the village, even iron nails would be worth recovering. And if there aren't any, that wood will keep several households warm through the coldest month of winter.
David Argall 10th Jun 2019, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
I recall reading of some visitors from Japan, about 1880, and when they saw a building burn down, they were surprised no beggars showed up to get the mails. Of course Asia has been known for having lots of the poor, but the average income in the US had increased 4-5 times since the start of the industrial revolution, which might have made even the beggars too "rich" to bother with mere used nails. Or our "Irish/Germans"may just use wooden "nails", which were quite common in the good old days when iron was expensive.
BornOnTheNinth 12th Jun 2019, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear … I hope Colleen's brothers survived that.
Rocktopus 12th Jun 2019, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Aw, it's just a hole in the wall!
Custodes 12th Jun 2019, 5:55 AM edit delete reply
I would guess the barn collapses with her buried underneath for sometime.

She's claustrophobic for a reason and this is her origin story.
Rocktopus 12th Jun 2019, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
;)