Thunderstruck right outsi

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Thunderstruck right outsi

Thunderstruck right outside your window and you let out a gasp as you were dragged from your dreams. The rain was pounding on your window, and lighting lit up your room in quick, silver flashes. You reached over and grabbed your water from your bedside...only to find that it was empty. You licked your lips, debating, is it worth it to leave your warm bed for some water? Of course it was.
You padded through the house, your bare feet freezing on the tiled floor of the kitchen. The house was shaking from the force of the wind, picture frames shaking on the wall. Maybe you should seek some safety in the basement? No matter, the storm was already subsiding as you brought your glass to your lips. Cool, freshwater slid down your throat chilling you from the inside out.
And then something happened you’d never suspected. Your doorbell rang, in the middle of the night. During a crazy storm. Sleeping was no longer an option, so you walked to your front door and opened it. Sitting on the doorstep was a package. Curious, you took the package inside.
Sitting in your favorite reading chair, with a pair of scissors in your hand, you opened the package up. Inside, sitting on a pile of clothes, was a message. 
Dear Detective,
I am aware that you are retired, but I am hoping that your old outfit will bring you some interest in this case. My opal brooch has been stolen tonight and I hope that you can help figure out who did it. You will be pleased, or upset, to know that you will be having help in this case, as I have messaged the top seven detectives in the world. I know how much you detectives like your "Watsons", so you are able to bring with you ONE AE each. I will offer you a temporary home in my mansion, the Moonless Hunt. Please come soon.

   Sincerely yours, Madame Suspectum.
You held up your old outfit and grinned, a case was afoot. You had a feeling that this “Madame Suspectum” had more secrets hidden in her home than a stolen opal.
Yes, this is a ski lodge. I hope that you will agree to help Madame Suspectum with finding her brooch. Please bring only one of your AEs, the mansion only has room for 7 CBers and one companion for each of them. To ensure that your stay is as comfortable as it can be, please fill out this information sheet.
Gender (male/female): 
Packing List:
Your interests/ hobbies (at least 10 interesting things please!): 
High or low?
(Have your AEs fill out this sheet as well, but they should be asked if they prefer pie or cake to throw. Thank you, the Secretary)
Tomorrow you should look for a horse drawn carriage, this will take you to Moonless Hunt. 
Once again, thank you,
The Secretary
Any deaths, frights, scares, or loss of personal property is not Madame Suspectum's fault... or mine.
The Secretary  
submitted by The Secretary , age Infinite, Moonless Hunt Mansion
(April 17, 2020 - 1:24 pm)
Count me in!
Name: Cynthia Maple
Gender (male/female): Female
Appearance: Average height, wears a blue blouse, jeans, embroidered white converse, rose gold hoop earrings, short-ish brown hair, brown eyes.
Personality: Kind, quick-tempered towards bullies, loves animals, is not afraid of much (she does have claustrophobia). Does not have a strong stomach.
Packing List: Toiletries, clothes (what she wears everyday), pajamas, sleeping bag, journal, pen, other pen, flashlight, camera, compass, hiking boots, sunscreen, bug spray,all expertly fit inside of a backpack. Oh, and outside the backpack: her guitar.
Your interests/ hobbies (at least 10 interesting things please!): 1.She likes reading (a lot!)
2.Stamp collecting
4.Creative writing 
5.She plays her guitar 
7. Embroidering (she embroidered her shoes herself!)
9. Cooking
10. She loves calligraphy!
High or low? I do not know what that means.
Also, I do not have an AE, is that okay? 
submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(April 18, 2020 - 7:27 am)

Of course it's OK to not have an AE, we welcome you all the same. The question high or low is whatever you make it out to be, but having no answer is fine as well. 

submitted by The Secretary , age Infinite, Moonless Hunt Mansion
(April 18, 2020 - 11:08 am)

Okay! Thank you! Um...High.

submitted by Cynthia M, age 11, USofA
(April 18, 2020 - 11:22 am)

Yesssss! Count me in!

Can I go?

Oh, um, Georgia... Well, we're only allowed to bring one AE each, and I think your skill set isn't necessarily right for this particular...

She means you're too dumb to be a detective, and I'm going instead.



Oh well, here's my sheet:

Name: Majestic Mary (just Mary for short)

Gender: female

Appearance: blonde hair past my shoulders, light blue eyes, oval face, about 5'2". I'll usually wear gray leggings or gray running shorts, depending on the heat, and a pale yellow shirt.

Interests/hobbies: 1. Writing

2. Climbing

3. Reading

4. Playing soccer

5. Playing trumpet

6. Doing origami

7. Being outdoors

8. Using big words

9. Typing (I don't know why but it's fun)

10. Talking

High or low?: Good question. You see, climbing puts you up high, but the fall brings you back down low to safe ground. If you are flying high, defying gravity, great. But there are people back on the ground who miss you and want you to come back. So I don't think I am high, nor am I low. I am right in between.

What the heck are you talking about?

Just fill out the sheet, pinhead.

you're a pinhead.

Name: Arrow

Gender: Male

Appearance: Tall and lanky, with swoopy dirty brown hair, which is supposedly very soft. I stick to my black shirts and black pants, with a leather jacket on occasion.

Interests/hobbies: 1. Reading books

2. eating snacks

3. Reading short stories

4. Eating meals

Arrow, all your hobbies can't be eating and reading. 

Fine, even though that's all I ever do.

5. researching authors of my favorite books

6. Helping people understand that the world is not all about them (ahemgeorgiaahem)

7. Peacefully sitting outside in perfect weather.

8. Reading

9. Eating

10. Reading and eating at the same time

High or low: I like to keep it on the down low, if that's what you mean.

So, Arrow, the best you could was eating and reading?

That's all I ever do.

Whatever. I love your writing style by the way (The Secretary, not Arrow). Also unrelated, this is my first ski lodge! 


submitted by Majestic Mary, age 1 eternity, Somewhere Special
(April 18, 2020 - 12:15 pm)

Super quick change! I know no one's gonna really care, but swap out "typing" for "listening to musicals"

submitted by Majestic Mary, age 1 eternity, Somewhere Special
(April 28, 2020 - 8:00 pm)

And also, I prefer pie to throw.

submitted by Arrow, Mary's AE
(April 18, 2020 - 12:27 pm)

Welcome Majestic Mary and Arrow, I am so glad you decided to join our little party. 

I am glad that you like my writing style, that makes me very pleased. 

And, it has come to my attention that one of our guests does not have a partner, we now have room for 1 more CBer, although they will have to come alone.  

submitted by The Secretary , age Infinite, Moonless Hunt Mansion
(April 18, 2020 - 2:19 pm)

I'm SO in!!!!!

Name: Strawberri Johnson

Gender: female

Appearance: dirty blond hair, blue eyes, short,

Personality: friendly, kind

Packing List: 1 sun dress, 3 pairs blue jeans, 3 tee shirts, 1 sweatshirt

Your interests/hobbies: writing, reading, soccer, gardening, airsoft(bb) sports, whittling, earning money, biking, eating vanilla cake

High or Low: High

Can I go? 



Fine, but behave yourself. 


AE companian sheet

Name: Dynasty 

Appearance: Black leopard, blue-green eyes, not much more to say

Personality: annoying

Packing List: 20 cans of tuna fish

Your interests/hobbies: napping, sleeping, getting petted, tv, tuna, snoozing, eating, chasing little boys, chasing house cats, being annoying

high or Low: high

Cake to throw, because I can get my tail around it better. 

submitted by Strawberri, age 12 winters, earth
(April 18, 2020 - 3:32 pm)

I'll be coming! Is it okay if I post my AE's sheet later? I'll be bringing Patrick if so :)

Name: cerinthe or spiffycat

Gender: female

Appearance: pale skin, blonde wavy hair, gray blue eyes, glasses, tall

Personality: kind of lazy, generally cheerful, very daydreamy, can be a literalist, pretty stubborn at times, likes everyone to be treated the same

The rest of it is TBD, sorry (as you can see I'm low on time rn)

So excited!!!! 


submitted by cerinthe, age 13
(April 18, 2020 - 4:40 pm)

Why, this is just the sort of invitation I have been wishing for to add to my impressive resume of successful mysteries solved! Detective Mice at your service. *bows* Sorry to keep you waiting.

Name: Detective Mice 

- Female 
- Relatively short with light brown hair, green eyes, and freckles. Dressed in elegant detective attire, whatever that means.
- Personality: Intense, observant, paranoid.
Packing List: Magnifying glass, notebook, recorder, camera, and a backpack of other convenient and useful items.
Your interests/ hobbies (at least 10 interesting things please!): [note, these are a mix of in-character details and real life attributes]
- Bug hunting
- Writing
- Reading
- Spending large amounts of time on things that don't require large amounts of time
- Exploring at night outside
- Enjoys getting to know others 
- Likes to be aware of the rules in order to bend them to her will
- Likes animals/pets 
- Keeps tabs on everything people say to find possible connections 
- Comes up with wild theories to attempt to cover all bases 


submitted by Detective Micey
(April 18, 2020 - 7:35 pm)

Oh, can I reserve two spots if there are enough left?

submitted by Agent Winter , age Classified, Enceladus
(April 18, 2020 - 8:41 pm)

Welcome Cerinthe and Detective Micey, we are very appreciative for your help.

@Cerinthe: It's OK to be a little late in your information sheet, just be sure to submit them before your carriage arrives. Your AE has been noted to be coming, do not fear that they will be left behind.  

Attention everyone, we are halfway to the maximum number of guests! Once fourteen guests are reached any late comers will, unfortunately, have to remain behind. Thank you for your understanding.  

The Secretary 

submitted by The Secretary , age Infinite, Moonless Hunt Mansion
(April 18, 2020 - 9:38 pm)

Oh, fun, I love a good mystery! My first Ski Lodge!

Name: Jade
Gender (male/female): Female 
Appearance: White, average height and weight, brown hair just past my shoulders with a few lighter brown/blonde natural highlights, green eyes, lots (LOTS) of freckles everywhere, t-shirt and jeans with designs sewn on, combat boots, and hoop earrings


Personality: extrovert, stands up for she believes in, gets anxious sometimes, fun, leader and loves to make others happy

Packing List: Clothes, toiletries, all the essential things like that, a few books, a journal, flashlight pen, Bug out bag and other helpfully and important stuff like that

Your interests/ hobbies (at least 10 interesting things please!): 
(In no specific order:) 
1. Rock Climbing
2. Reading
3. Sugar
4. Basketball
5. Softball
6. Soccer
7. Food
8. I have a good memory
9. Tacos
10.Indian Food

High or low? 
Well, rock climbing puts you high above everything else: the ground, your worries and anything else that seems important because when your climbing, you can only focus on climbing, and nothing else. I also really, really wish I was able to fly. So, high.



submitted by Jade J.
(April 19, 2020 - 10:42 am)

Welcome Jade to your first adventure, so glad you joined us. 

Agent Winter your reservation has been noted, please fill out your information sheet at your earliest convienence. 

Four spots remain! 

The Secretary 

submitted by The Secretary , age Infinite, Moonless Hunt Mansion
(April 19, 2020 - 12:03 pm)

There is an error on the last message, we only have 3 spots remaining. 

The Secretary  

submitted by The Secretary , age Infinite, Moonless Hunt Mansion
(April 19, 2020 - 12:06 pm)