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?