The Traversal Arrangement Design

The Bone Eater Destroyed

September 7 1995

After a lengthy investigation within the Marlowe Valley, the Bone Eater’s identity was uncovered, revealed to be a woman named Sage Inmann, who had been alive within the valley for close to two hundred years. Delving into historical records, it became suspected that she had, in her infancy, been subjected to a ritual that made her the host of a Wendigo spirit, which laid a curse upon her, causing her, and any individual she bit, to transform into a werewolf.

Sage was tracked to her lair in the Backhills, where she was then ambushed and taken captive, but at the cost of an innocent civilian, and the reporter Chip Hunter. Subdued, she was brought to the wendigo shrine, where a ritual was performed that finally slew her- but again, only at the cost of life, as the local museum’s young curator, Drew Wakefield, did not survive.

Returning to the Juniper Bough, the investigators found themselves confronted by Question again, who revealed to them that while they had done a great service in ridding the valley of the bone eater, their true mission had been one of misdirection, occupying the attention of local authorities while she slipped into the valley to do her own investigating concerning the Trellate family. Her investigations posed the theory that the Trellates had purposely engineered the creation of the dilapidated state of the Oakheim Projects, for the purpose of being able to abduct the squatters and homeless who found shelter there. Question then left, saying that in the future she might call upon the investigators for their aid again, once her own investigation into the Trellates had reached a state of readiness.

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Mysterious Meetup

August 29 1995

Nettie Oats came away from the previous encounter at Jennings with photographs of alien life-forms- only to find, upon returning to her dorm room at the university in the morning, that her photographs had been stolen, and replaced with fakes! However, a cryptic note left in her apartment led her and Gabriel, Archibald, and Ruby to unravel a secret code left for them that, once solved, directed them to a meeting with the mysterious thief.

At a local diner, they met with a strange woman who identified herself only as Question. She explained that they were in imminent danger of being neutralized by government agents directed to cover up evidence of alien life… …and anyone who might know about it.
Furthermore, she said she might have use for people who were willing and able to withstand such horrors as were faced at Jennings. To this end, she told them to look into current events in The Backhills – specifically, in the three towns in the Marlowe Valley area: Juniper, Byron, and Ashlowe.

A brief bit of searching illuminated what Question likely intended them to find; that the Marlowe Valley was currently gripped by fear of a serial killer who, purportedly, ate his victims, then posed their skeletons in public.

Currently, the body count is four, with a fifth missing. It may be too late for the fifth already, but can the investigators travel to the Marlowe Valley and discover who the terrifying ‘Bone Eater’ is before he claims a sixth?

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