What Happened To Bosso Morgan? – A Roaring 20’s Call of Cthulhu Tale
Cast of Characters:
Miles “Ashes” Muldoon, Private Investigator (Chance)
Dorothy “Dot” Collins, Dilettante (Darryl)
The Place: Arkaham City
The Time: Tuesday, April 18th 1922
Our adventure begins back in Ashes office. Ashes adds ice to his shoulder where he was hid viciously by the thing in the bedroom. He’s trying to make sense of what he had saw and hopefully the pictures he develop will show more.
Dot, sits in a chair and begins reading Bosso Morgan’s Will and doesn’t seem to find anything of interest other than Alphonse Wrightwane; Morgan’s lawyer, getting 20% of the estate. Red McCallister will be getting the businesses since they were childhood friends and grew up together. Petier Woskov, a Russian professor, will be getting the art and other “trinkets”.
Ashes photos didn’t turn out quiet as clear but it does show something weird and strange. But Dot has a strong stomach for weird sights and doesn’t shiver when she sees the photos. As they examine the photos closely, Dot here’s the outer office door open and alerts Ashes. Ashes shuffles the photos into a file and then goes to his office door and calls out.
Constable Bobby Deigh, an old friend of Ashes, answers back. He tells Ashes that a Buick 121 was seen leaving the area where a disturbance was called in. Bobby put two and two together and decided to pay Ashes a visit to see if he knew anything. Ashes tells him he was hired by a “concerned citizen” to look into the disappearance of Bosso Morgan and was in the house as well looking around.
Bobby tells them there was no sign of Bosso’s body or a body on the floor when the inspectors finally arrived. There was noting out of the ordinary there except blood all over the walls and bed. It seems Bosso Morgan ticked someone off he shouldn’t of and now has paid the price dearly. Bobby tells them that they did a quick search of the house and found nothing of interest; other than the locked room with the stills and bathtub full of gin but nothing else.
Against the dismay of Dot, Ashes shows Bobby the photos he had taken in the house. Bobby is visibly shaken by the photos and asks if he can take them in as evidence. Ashes says he will develop another set of prints and drop them off at the precinct in the morning. Bobby then leaves and heads back to his patrol car where a rookie is standing outside of it waiting and they pull away.
Dot wants to go back to Bosso Morgan’s place to do a double check since the police probably didn’t do a thorough search and only checking to see if someone was in the house. Ashe likes the idea as well and is curious about these “trinkets” that were highlighted in the Will. They decide this time to go by taxi and get dropped off a block away so they can approach on foot.
When the arrive, they want to check out the garage first. The windows are covered from inside and the door is slightly ajar. Inside they can hear the sound of hushed voices and the opening of a crate. Ashes peers inside and see three “thugs” going through stuff in the garage, he steps into the garage with weapon drawn by his side and clears his throat. The thugs turn, each have a tool in their hands: a crowbar, a hammer, and a knife. They have been going through boxes and crates and have a small pile of items in a sack on the floor.
There is a grate on the floor of the garage that is open as well.
Ashes, backed up with Dot, tells the fellows he’s only there to look for a certain item and if they had come across anything strange. The fellows see that he is none threatening tell him that one of the crates was open and empty. Ashes inspects the crate and sees it a foreign language stamped on it; he presume it is Russian. There is packing straw inside and a spot where a box was removed as well.
The thugs tell them that they heard Bosso Morgan was dead and since he is, his stuff is free for the taking they presume. Dot tells them that even though Bosso is dead; they still don’t want to tick off Red McCallister who is now in charge of the operation. Ashes and Dot leave the garage and head to the house, they want to check out the remainder of the house.
As they enter the house they hear the sound of feet fleeing from the garage. It’s the thugs that are high tailing out of there. Ashes and Dot continue into the house and head to the stairs, it’s there they notice the door to the basement is slightly ajar, also there is wet footprints leading up. Ashes presume it’s from a police officer who went down to do a quick scan of the place. He proceeds down with caution, Dot draws her weapon to cover as well. As Ashes takes each step a weird green hand shoots out from underneath to grab him and he stumbles down the steps, firing as he does.
Dot doesn’t know whats happening but sees Ashes fire his pistol at the stairs so she reaches down and begins firing into the darkness of the stairs as well.
“Gives us the eggs” a raspy voice says.
A huge humanoid frog-like being steps into the light and Dot thinks she heard something behind her it’s another frog-like creature who had crept up behind her and gave her a shove. She falls forward, using her martial arts she tumbles with style. Both her and Ashes end up on the floor of the basement and the frog-like being scampers past them and up the stairs.
Ashes and Dot get up and give chase but they creatures have already gone out the door and into the garage and disappeared down the grating. They both decide that it’s a good idea not to pursue and decide to head out. But, first they want to check the car, and that’s when they find a metal box in the trunk of the vehicle.
Ashes opens it up and sees something like a Faberge egg. He closes the box and both him and Dot decide to head back to the office.