Simon took an amulet from a body in a hidden chamber of a cave. Find Simon’s necklace and letter for Cynthia. Cynthia gives them the amulet, and tells them how to find the cave.
Feb 15th, 2:45 pm: Aiden (10) and Finnigan (12) take the investigators to Simon Marshal’s grave site. On the way, Finnigan tells them that Simon was best friends with his father. Simon found a cave tons of strange writing and a secret chamber. Inside the secret chamber were bodies, and he took an amulet off of one of them. He showed it to his girlfriend, Cynthia, and she was terrified. He was going to show Finnigan’s father where the cave was and return the amulet after work, but that day Simon’s sleeve got caught in the stamp mill and he died.
3:15 pm: They find Simon Marshall’s House, dilapidated and being overtaken by 20 years of new forest growth. Nikoli begins searching, and almost kills himself by bumping a plank that was holding up a significant portion of the ceiling.
3:30 pm: Angus shores up building, making it somewhat safer to search. Elmer discovers raccoons nesting under an old mattress covered with years of debris. Annie charms the male, coerces the female, and leads the animals outside where they become good friends.
3:45 pm: Angus hands Elmer his flashlight to make it easier to search the nest. Elmer discovers an old wooden box containing a love letter to Cynthia and a locket necklace. Beneath the box is a badly weathered copy of The New England Primer (1737). A book mark sits on the page that contains: “Q. Which is the fifth commandment?” Nikoli finds a leather coin purse with several coins and a few small bills.
4:10 pm: The investigators head through the woods to Raubsville. Angus leads them north, and the exit near the main road and the General Store.
4:15 pm: Nikoli and Elmer enter the Raubsville General Store, and Nikoli asks the man behind the desk for Cynthia. He becomes suspicious, but luckily Cynthia overhears and approaches them. When Nikoli shows her the necklace and letter, she becomes quite emotional. When Nikoli mentions that Simon asked him to give them to her, and that he knows that he should not have taken the amulet, Cynthia leaves and returns with something wrapped in an old, frail cloth. “I couldn’t help it, and had to go to the stamp mill where he died. And, there it was, lying in the blood soaked earth. I took it so I could return it, but put it in my dresser and haven’t been able to look at it since.” Nikoli agrees to return the amulet, and Cynthia gives them directions to the cave where Simon found it.
He said it was on the Northern side and near the center of Serenity Mountain – the large hills South of the cemetery. He found a path between two drummers carved on large rocks with a path between that led up the mountainside. The path twisted and broke off in many directions, but he followed the musicians and dancers, which led him to the cave.