Comic 129 - Check altar, make rat burgers

Posted on 3rd Aug 2017, 4:32 AM in Blood on Mars
Check altar, make rat burgers

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Morgenstern 3rd Aug 2017, 4:32 AM edit delete
Morgenstern
You split your attention between the altar and cooking the rat. He's a pretty big rat, though, so you're not too incredibly worried about control.

You were just starting to calm yourself down about the lack of a door when you started wondering how the rat got in here. OH WELL

You see an assortment of candles scattered haphazardly around the table. You've heard that, in the practice of magic, certain colors of candles can represent different things. You're confident Howler knew nothing about that, because there's no rhyme or reason to these candles. He probably just went and bought whatever candles he could. You're pretty sure one of these is a scented candle with the label peeled off.

You look at the pictures stapled to the wall. It's blurry, grainy... awful quality. You see a few different people in the pictures, but they're mostly just out of frame. It seems like the real focus of the pictures is a blonde girl, maybe mid-20s, dressed like a nurse. She looks pretty banged up, though.

Some of the pictures have cuts or red stains on them, or pins through where the girl's heart would be. Whoever this chick was, Howler wasn't a fan of her.

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Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:44 AM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
Oh hey that's the nurse from part 1!
Check for any loose scraps of paper with writing on them. might get lucky and find a clue and/or the login info for that way too expensive computer by the rat.

Edit: side note but this is more making Roast Rat than Rat Burgers. Semantics but yeah. We're not grinding up the rat before cooking it.
rufiangel 3rd Aug 2017, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ewww, rat burger? XD;;;

But yeah, JANE DOE! Come to think of it... does Emerald Eyeshield have a name? >_>?

Any connection between the candles here and the one we found in the bathtub? Are the candles lit here? Maybe light that scented one with our pyro powers and see what it smells like ._. (or not if that sounds dangerous)

Can we take a picture of Jane Doe with us? 'Cause, you know, seems important. Maybe.
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
Important enough for Howley to make some sort of pseudo voodoo alter to her. Might as well take one of the less damaged pictures with. Might shed some light later, might not. Won't hurt to have it with anyways.
rufiangel 3rd Aug 2017, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I really hope there aren't any pins through her missing eye or anything. That would be too freaky for words. :'D
Xylas_Incarnum 3rd Aug 2017, 5:00 AM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
Meh, at this point, that'd just be a minor foot note. There's stranger and far more dangerous things going on here.