Sleepy Little Township
Next Session Ideas and Notes
Young Bradley Busher (5) will be playing on the road outside the Men’s Clothing and Accessories, Barber, and Dentist. His parents will be nonchalant about the child being out in the dark and cold.
Feb 15th late evening If investigators return to The Saloon it is nearly half full. Alcohol is running low – only one cask of ale and a few bottles of whiskey left (which Stephen is watering down). “Not sure what’s going on, but Donovan (Quinten) didn’t come by on Monday with the new supply.”At a side table is the man from last night, Pierce the butcher’s son. He is eating stew and having a whiskey (watered down). He will wave at Annie if he sees her. If she comes over, he will ask her how she is feeling. “You got really drunk and passed out. I told the barkeep to keep an eye on you while I went to get your friends, but when I got there they weren’t there; and when I came back here, Stephen said they had carried you out.” If Annie asks about his forearm, he will gladly show her the healed over small puncture mark, explaining that he got that a few weeks ago working on the fencing. However, if Annie gets him drunk, he will get playfully drunk and play “peek-a-boo” – revealing his lizard face upon opening his hands, reverting quickly to human face, and busting out in hysterical laughter. (SANITY: 0/d2)
Feb 16th Deputies are thwarted when attempting to replace the O’Doules. They’re not sure what happened; last thing they remember is entering the house, seeing an angry-looking old woman standing there, and then waking up just outside of town. The Sheriff will not be pleased.
- Adultery lovers are: 27 year old Pierce, The Butcher‘s son, and Francis Black (26), a lumberjack’s wife. Al Cutcher, Susie, and Pierce have all been replaced. Francis’ husband waited to go back to the lumber camp because he had suspicions regarding his wife and Pierce “associating” while he is away working.
Anu Autopsy information
|retina shows very little variation of color to the Fovea area that contains only cones, indicating weak color sensitivity|
|throat can undulate easily in both directions, indicating that vomiting up indigestible matter is common|
|inner ear structure similar to humans|
|upper nasal cavity has few cilia, indicating weak a sense of smell|
Mr Loughman and his shop
Frank Goodfield – Sarah and Paul Goodfield’s son
Benjamin Relgad – the Raubsville Doctor
Timmy O’ Doule – kid that saw Dr. Miller pic flowers and head to Raubsville
Aiden O’ Brien and Finnigan Wheelon – Timmy’s friends who live in Raubsville
Judd Crannel – reclusive
Outside Hexenkopf Rock
Inside Hexenkopf Rock
The Final Scene
Sean O’ Connor – ‘Crazy Connor’, ex-priest, now the town drunk. Delusional. Paranoid schizophrenic. Has good and bad days.
The Coopers – Jack Cooper recently dead miner
Cynthia Goodsmile – love of Simon Marshall, who died at the Stamp Mill.
The North Entrance and South Entrance – At the entrance is a large wooden gateway with a large sign that reads “Williamstown of Williams Township est. 1750”. A large wooden sign is nailed to each standing pole that reads: “Discharge of firearms within the city limits is strictly forbidden. $50 fine, or 3 days in jail, or both.”
Businesses and Shops In-Town
(1) The Baker – “Tom’s Breads” painted in large block letters on the store front. The 20′ × 40′ shop is on the corner of Main St. and South St, facing Main St. A large 8’ wide by 4’ tall window displays goods on the shelves directly behind it, and on the wall to the side. The front door is to the right of the window.
(2) The Bank – “Baum’s Bank and Trust” engraved on a large stone plaque fixed to the wall beside the door. The building is 25′ × 45′ with exterior walls built of double-layered brick and mortar. A metal reinforced hard oak door is positioned to the left, and propped open during business hours on warm months.
(3) The Bath and Rest House – Hanging from a fancy black wrote iron bracing is a beautifully carved and shellacked oak sign that depicts a young woman sitting in a claw bath tub; she has long hair, one raised knee, and is motioning with a finger as if to join her. Beneath the image is “Bath and Rest House” in fancy, curly letters. The store front is 20’ with two average curtained windows surrounding the front door. Behind the building is the extended width of the four ‘rest rooms’ and the ‘well room’, from which white smoke can be seen rising out of a chimney.
(4) The Blacksmith – “Smithy, Tack and Supplies” burnt into a large plank of wood that hangs from two large steel chains over the front door. Two average windows reveal goods on tables and hanging on walls. A hitching post and watering tub with small well pump mark the end of North Street. Across the street is the kiln building, which has an open front and all the expected smithy equipment. The blacksmith employs The Leathersmith for tack, saddles, etc. work.
(5) The Doctor – 41 years of age. Folks describe Dr. Miller as fair faced, black hair, brown eyes, lean but healthy, moderate stature, and quite spry. The home is a simple 20′ × 35′ building, with a simple wooden sign nailed beside the front door, painted with 2 lines: “Doctor – John Miller”. A small herb garden grows on the West side of the building.
(6) The Diner – 35′ × 40′ building with a beautifully painted wooden sign hangs from fine chain attached to a fancy wrought-iron hanger. The sign is white, with pale pink trimming outlined with delicate yellow flowers and reads “Ma’s Diner”. There are two windows on either side of the door, which has been painted a pale sunflower yellow and trimmed with the same pale pink as on the sign. The windows themselves are trimmed with homey white curtains with yellow flowers that match those on the sign.
(7) Elizabeth’s Book Store and Faith Shoppe – Although obviously boarded up for years, the exterior appears to be well kempt. The windows are all boarded shut, and the front door is locked with both the door lock and a large padlocked clasp-lock (compliments of the Blacksmith). Hooks that used to hold a large wooden sign are screwed into the eve above the door. A simple wooden sign with nicely scripted black paint reads “Closed”.
(7a) Elizabeth’s Home – modest wooden house that sits next to The Doctor‘s home. The windows are shuttered tight, and both front and back doors are locked. On the right side of the home are a few 4’ tall stakes lying on the ground – a successful Natural History will reveal that the area is the remains of a decades old garden plot.
(8) The General Store – a hitching post and watering trough sit in front of the 25′ × 35′ building. A short porch with 3 steps leading up to the front door – a beautifully carved oak cigar Indian stands to the left of the door. A large shabby wooden sign hanging from the eve reads “Goods and Supplies” – hanging from this sign is another that reads “and Rooms”. Two 3′ × 3′ window surround the front door.
(9) The Library – 45′ × 45′ hexagonal brick building, . Seven steps with wrought-iron railing lead up to the hexagonal shaped building. The building is made of brick, and artfully designed with half-moon decorative window above the double-doors, with slim tall windows beside them. A long rectangular window helps to light the second floor of the building. To the right of the door is a clean sign that reads on 3 lines: “1813 – Williamstown – Public Library”. A metal sheet cap protects the pointed roof, which contains a small ventilated attic space. A beautiful wrought iron weather vane tops the building.
(10) The Mail and Telegraph Office – Wooden steps lead up to the hard oak door of the 25’ wide x 30’ deep brick building. There are two small windows with shutters on each wall. A sign on the door reads on two lines: “Open Mon – Sat” “8am to 6pm.” The door is open during business hours on warm days.
(11) The Men’s Clothing and Accessories and Barber Shop and Dentist – Nicely maintained wooden and tar pitched 35′ × 25′ building, with an adjoining 15′ × 15′ building which has its own front door, but is also accessible from the store. The smaller building has a single small window and nicely painted black letters that read: “Barber & Dentist”. The larger building has 2 small windows on each side of the door, and a long bench between the two buildings. Nicely painted black letters read: “Men’s Goods and Clothing”.
(12) The Pawn Shop – The 30′ × 30′ building is made from hard oak with one single small barred window in the front and side walls. A fancy wrought iron arm holding 3 golden balls hangs over the front door. A 15’ long, 8’ tall over-wall is affixed to the roof centered over the front door. On it, the word “Pawnbroker” is painted in large bold letters on the flat wall.
(13) The Saloon – The 35′ × 65′ brick building is decorated with a 10’ tall extended brick wall with the word “Saloon” painted in fading black paint. Two sets of double-doors, four windows, and a resting bench are beneath a building-front awning of ribbed sheet metal strips. The left set of doors is locked with an external wrought iron gate. An iron fence on the left side of the building encloses a 25′ × 40′ covered courtyard area that is open during fair weather months. 3 long hitching posts and watering troughs are on the right side.
(14) The School – The 50′ × 30′ large brick-stone building has a small 10′ × 10′ entry adjoining the 40′ × 30′ classroom. A single stone step leads up to the front door. A sign to the left of the door reads: “School Hours ~ 5 to 7 years – 11am to 2 pm ~ 7 to 10 years – 10am to 3pm ~ 11+ years – 9am to 2pm”. On the other side of the road is a vacant lot that has seen a lot of child-play.
(15) The Sheriff Office – 30′ × 30′ building with wood front containing 2 small windows and oak door. In large black paint above the door is: “Sheriff”. Attached to the North side is a 20′ × 25′ stone building with small barred windows high up on the walls. This building contains 4 jail cells, with a 5’ corridor between each pair – only accessible through the Sheriff office.
(16) The Women’s Emporium – The building is simple plank wood, but expertly sealed with pitch that has been stained to the same color as the wood. It is raised by 2’ posts, and a 3-step stair leads up to a small landing with a brilliantly white rocking chair to the right of the door and a small planter of flowers on the left – (yes, living flowers! that she gets from Hilde, owner of The Diner across the street). Hanging from a fancy wrought iron bar on the awning is a wooden sign with a thin woman wearing a dark blue bustle-back long dress, fancy wide brimmed hat, and an umbrella over her shoulder reads: “Nellie’s Women’s Wear and Accessories”.
→Elian Ottmar, The Carpenter‘s wife, sells her pottery and jewelry here.
(17) The Unfinished Church – Modest 45’ x 50’ wooden building in disrepair with 3 steps up to a large oak door. Tall thin bordered up windows decorate the outside. The building rises to a sharp pinnacle with a flat top: the bell-tower has not been completed. The door is locked with a simple skeleton key style internal lock: (easy Locksmith check).
(18) The Garden Caretaker – Finely crafted and pitched 40′ × 40′ house with front door on the left, shuttered windows to the right, and another shuttered window on the far back left and right walls.
Businesses and Shops Out-of-Town
9. The Butcher – (South East) A modest house on green acreage. 50’ South of the home is a well and a water pump. A couple hundred feet South of the house is a slaughter house. 50’ East of the slaughter house is a meat curing shack, with a small smokehouse beside it.
10. The Carpenter and undertaker – (South West) A large plank-wood style house of exceptional quality. Large work house to the right of this, locked with a long iron bar and padlock.
The Farmers –
→ 1. Goodfields – (West) chickens, milk, butter, cheese
→ 2. Kitchens – (West Southwest) buckwheat, hay, barley
→ 3. O’ Doules – (Southwest) squash, potatoes, and root vegetables; hogs
→ 4. Friedholds – (North East) Beekeeper: honey, mead, wine, dried fruits cakes, candles
→ 5. Quintens – (East) Brewer: wheat, rye, corn, beer, and spirits
→ 6. Loghaires – (Southeast) Cattle Rancher: cattle, and sheep
→ G1. Hardbrows – (West Southwest) glass blower (wife Geni Hardbrow 33; husband Norman)
7. The Feed Store and Stables – South East of Williams Township, very close and just 50 yards off of the South road by a well kept hard packed dirt road. The road leads to a large farmhouse and a road on the right that leads to the stables and a 2-story storage barn. A road to the left leads to the “store” with a very nice looking home beside it but set back from the road.
8. The Leathersmith – (South) Small house that is rather beaten and ill-kept. Two other small work houses nearby: one for leather cleaning and tanning (stinks) and one for finishing work and shoe craft.
The Mill – (South West) Wolbach grist and saw mill
Old Williams Lutheran Church erected 1877 – in Springtown, 7.3 miles SSW with easy travel by road.
P1. The Lumber Camp – Far North of the carpenter, along the river.
P2. Lenape Burial Grounds – South of Giant’s Peak
P3. Giant’s Peak and the Caves – aka Elephant Rock aka Caves of Knowledge (.1 miles, or 620 ft South West)
P4. Judd Crannel’s shack –
P5. Hexenkopf Rock – 1.88 miles South West as the crow flies
P6. Old Sow Island – Across Delaware River at North end of Raubsville
1 mile East. Take the South road to Raubsville Rd and head East to Raubsville. The town resembles a typical rundown old western town. The road runs passed the Deputy’s office and then branches 4 ways at the Fire pit.
(12) Raubsville Caves – South West of the cemetery, and contains several small caves all about. Starting at roughly 200’, the mountain contains sparse White Pines that dominate the landscape. The earth itself is gray-coated with patches of brick red and yellowish-orange. Several rough paths winds up, through thickets and over slippery boulders. Several caves contain small amounts of weathered ancient Lenape script. Several rocks contain pictures of musicians and dancers carved into the rock; following these will lead to the “Cave of Those Who Have Served” (the Voices of Hyig). The cave is overhung with moss and smells dank.
(9) Raubsville Cemetery – 2 miles east of Williams Township. Take South Street to Raubsville Rd and follow into Raubsville. Near the entrance to Raubsville is a road that leads south with an old wooden sign post that reads: Raubsville Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery. The road bends around the church to the back, and then after roughly 100 yards to the iron arch that marks the cemetery. The path leads through this solitary 15’ tall standing iron arch that reads “Raubsville Cemetery”. The cemetery is quite large, and graves are widely spread – mostly in patches by family. There is a simple picket fence, and within it the grounds are cleared of all brush within. Tall trees stand sparsely throughout.
(7) Raubsville Deputy – The 20′ × 35′ building faces the main road. Three steps lead up to a short raised railing bordered porch in front. Painted over the front door in black paint reads: “Deputy”. Two average sized windows are on either side of the front door. A single rocking chair sits in the left corner of the porch.
(3) Raubsville Doctor – Plain looking home, except for a small wooden sign painted with the single word: “Doctor”.
(8) Raubsville Fire Pits – 20’ round 4’ deep and brick lined with a rim. One in the center of the shops, one in the center of the homes. Always warm with active coals.
(F) Raubsville Fisherman – The window shutters are tied shut from the inside. A small 7′ × 7′ × 6′ tall shack sits behind the house.
(4) Raubsville General Store – Arthur Michaels, and Cynthia Goodsmile Michaels. A simple wooden building with small attached home in the back. One large window, and a plain front door with simple skeleton key style lock. Painted over the door reads: “General Store”.
(2) Raubsville Iron Mine – 30 minute walk North to the quarry entrance. The road leads to 300’ wide 500’ deep and 200’ tall terraced semi-circular area cut into the side of a rocky rise. A single building to the left, and 5 large square tents to the right, with a few smaller camping style tents to the side. Near the rock are 3 large wooden shacks with locked doors, and several mining carts.
(1) Raubsville Limestone Quarry – 30 minute walk South to the N corner. 600’ wide oval and 100’ deep.
(6) Raubsville Livery – The largest building in the town. It is actually three buildings connected together: stables to the right, barn in the center, and home to the left. The stables has several shuttered windows and a large double-door to permit access to large stagecoaches. The barn is 2-story lofted with block & tackle, and a single small front door beneath. The home is modest with single front window and a sign above the door that reads: “Livery and Stables Office”. Below this and to the right is a smaller sign that read’s “Boot and Leather Repair”. Sean O’Brien the cobbler from Barnum Institute of Science and History works here and lives in 6a – a small home behind the large building.
(11) Raubsville Methodist Episcopal Church erected 1876 – 2 miles east of Williams Township. Take South Street to Raubsville Rd and follow into Raubsville. Near the entrance to Raubsville is a road that leads south with an old wooden sign post that reads: Raubsville Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery. The place is falling apart from lack of care. Windows are boarded up, and a large tarp covers a major portion of the roof.
(5) Raubsville Saloon – The exterior looks like the nearby buildings, except for a wooden sign hanging from the awning that reads: “Drinks, Food, and Beds”. There is a single 3′ × 3′ window, and steps that lead up to a modest wooden door.
(10) Raubsville Stamp Mill – Take the East road 35 minutes to the river, then head North 45 minutes to the mill (1:20). This is where Simon Marshall died.
(s) Simon Marshall’s House – Through the unkempt forest-like wilderness between the cemetery and town. An old path to the house that leads from the north end of the cemetery near the church is now practically imperceptible. The forest trees has encroached upon the home over the last 20 years, obscuring it from view. Simon is the young man who died at the Stamp Mill.
3.5 miles South of Williams Township. Take Raubsville Rd, then turn left on Durham Rd to Stouts Valley Rd. Take the road West roughly 1/2 mile and follow the bend South West to where it meets Stouts School Rd. The Stouts Valley School House sits in the junction, and the Indian reservation is South East of it on relatively flat land. 4 wooden homes stand between the reservation and Frys river to the West.
S1. Stouts Valley Guard Houses – A small collection of 4 wooden homes stand between the reservation and Frys river to the West. Each house has a small covered porch with two chairs.
S2. Stouts Valley School House – Clean white house with green trim, sits in the junction of Durham Rd. and Stouts School Rd. It doubles as the church on Sunday. 4 steps lead up to the door. A large swing-bell sits on a post out front. A small wooden home stands behind the school – Miss Hunter’s home.
S3. Stouts Valley Reservation – Finish
S4. Stouts Valley Commissioner – A fine looking building with clean light gray paint, and 3 steps leading up to a landing and front door and 3′ × 3′ window and fine white rocking chair to the right of it. Above the door hangs a large sign that reads “Commissioner”. On the right side of the building is a simple (locked) door with a square stone landing, and a sign the reads “No Soliciting”. To the right of the landing is a muddy spot of land beneath a small shuttered window.
S5. Stouts Valley General Store – 40′ × 25′ building with 2 large 3’ windows surrounding a weak wooden door. A large sign above the door reads “General Store”.
S6. Stouts Valley Elder’s Home – Finish
Three keys – that open the Seward Trunks.