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 Call of Cthulhu - Carlsbad County Sanitarium (IC) 
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Post Re: Call of Cthulhu - Carlsbad County Sanitarium (IC)
I hink the only way is for us to go forward.

I am armed so we should be alright.

(Do I recognize anything strange in these two people? )
(psychology test to check their intentions?)


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The men look uncomfortable, as though they find their task distasteful.


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"As you say, Aubert - I suppose we should go deeper into this, if only to satisfy my curiosity."

<muttering to myself> Aubert is clearly a symbol of my own other self, my insatiable curiosity - but what does the gun signify? No doubt Freud and Jung would have their ideas, but still...</mutter>

With Aubert, behind me, urging me on, I step out onto the span and work my way over toward the two men. I look closely at them, searching for details that might give a clue as to what part they play in my deeper psyche...since after all, this is clearly just a dream


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Perhaps the men represent your knowledge of the past. After all, they are attired in a bizarre mixture of costumes from different ancient cultures.

Safely across the span, you are confronted by the two bearded men. Behind them, a low stone door is propped open. You can make out another staircase leading down into the darkness. The men are standing in front of the doorway, barring your advancement.

The man on the left speaks. "He is Nasht."
"And he is Kaman-Thah. The Seven Hundred Steps, as well as the Gate of Deeper Slumber are barred to you," says the man on the right.
"We tell you this as friends. If you wish, you may attempt the descent, but you must do so without our blessing."
"The bone man has preceded you, and opened a different way."

Nasht points back behind you, towards the chasm of fire. A rope ladder has been tied to a rock.


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[OOC: Nasht & Kaman-thah, eh? You’d almost think we were on some kind of dreamquest…]

The seven hundred steps…the deeper slumber…something about this seems to trigger some memory – have I read something about it? As I search my brain for the answer, I peer at the ladder leading down – and wish that I had brought my pipe to help me think.


Well. This is a fine conundrum, eh Aubert? What do you think – should we risk the ladder? Something about this whole arrangement strikes me as a little…off. I’m curious, of course, but even in a dream I’d really rather avoid any unpleasantness – and let’s be honest: a rope ladder leading down into a fire-filled chasm can’t help but have some kind of unpleasantness at its end.


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Well, I would say we can go down! But what do you think about their names and clothing? do tehy remind you something?

yes let me ask them:

-where do you come from? and why cannot we get your blessing?

-We come in peace.

(obviously while I say that I hlod my gun tightly in my pocket.)

I wait for their reaction


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The man on the left says, "He is Kaman-Thah. We guard the door."
The man on the right says, "He is Nasht. We stand at the threshold."

"We owed a debt, and so a crooked way has been opened for you," says Kaman-Thah. "It bends and curves back upon itself, closing before it opens."

"Yet," says Nasht, "It is the straightest possible path."

"Mayhap you will return here. If you do, you will find the way to the Gate of Deeper Slumber open to you both, and we would gladly give our blessing. But the crooked path leads far and farther than far, and our blessing has no power there."


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I Ask them,

Why are you helping us? we are honored to receive your blessing.

Could you give us more information about the path?

I try to say it in the most delicate language that would put them at ease.

Can I check if they are hiding something or if they are sincere?


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"We are pledged to stand athwart this threshold. Dreamers, and certain others, pass this way."
"We feel a certain sympathy to dreamers, and will do what little we can to aid them. However, the crooked path-"
"is something different. Imagine you are but an ant crawling across a pomegranate. To reach the far side you must crawl what is, for you, a great distance. But you chance across a hole, gnawed through the pomegranate by a worm."
"You might crawl through, taking a shorter path."

The two pause, and exchange a long thoughtful look.

"You need not," begins one of them as the other says, "The choice is -"
"You are free to refuse the path."
"Oh yes," says the other, suddenly smiling. "We are obligated to open the path, and offer it to , but the choice is yours. Once you embark down the path, it might difficult to find your way back."


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I give a thoughtful look at my partner!

-I think we should wait on that one, we should go back to our bungalow! what do you think> this "dream" seems a bit too real for me!

and hey if we are dreaming and what they say it is true we are like an ant in a huge orchard!


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