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Private Journal 06.29.18xx

Archivist note: This post is from an older recovered archive.

==Initial Post==

((Posted by Queer Hermit on June 29, 2010))

Just a few hurried entries my dear journal before this hectic life I lead scatters them like the gears from a freshly dropped clock…

I have completed the task of locating Lt. Cmd. Lane and have still the deed to writing down the messages he gave me. I do not know where his sister resides now but I think I should relay the other messages by mouth to Mr. Mannonen. Perhaps he would know where she lives now.

I shall bite my tongue off before I say anything about how I feel about the Mistress of the House of Mureaux,

I spent some time with Lia again, She is always full of surprises. This time she allowed me to see her gallery and home. What a nice build! A pity that Doctor O has blocked her view of the harbor with his building but those are the chances one takes in Babbage I suppose. Another surprise was the appearance of the noble dragon Tatsuya upon her roof. After asking him to promise not to burn Lia’s home I gave him an offering of new rice cakes. I remember the house dragons back at the temple. They were always so protective of all the maidens. I wonder if Tatsuya would consent to become a house dragon?

Mr. Slenderman’s actions now demand my most earnst attention. I have sent a pigeon back home asking for a supply of the protective scrolls that the monks create. I know that they are proof against unwelcomed spirits at home and I would hope that it would work here in Babbage also. The pigeon also has questions for the monks about the ability to tie a ghost to an object, such as a bottle. If so, then perhaps we can evacuate the resident friendly spirits from the graveyard and let Mr. Slenderman to rot there when next he returns. I understand from others that he is eating the ghosts in some horrible manner to gain energy to break through the wards. Well, if no one is there to consume I would think he would be stuck there until Mr. Footman can erect his devices. Hurry back feathered courier, I need the wisdom of the temple in a hurry!


*Comment by Tepic Harlequin on June 29, 2010 at 1:26pm
blimy, you have been busy Miss Hermit! i’m making sure i got some salt in me pocket, an have an old Indian arrow head of that black stone round me neck, that should keep the nasty ghosts a bay… did hear puttin an iron rod on a ghost’s grave stops em rising, but i guess we would have to know which one? also, i’m looking fer some horseshoes… you put one in your doorway, an the ghosts can’t go in, so if anyone needs one….

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 29, 2010 at 2:47pm
Hmm, there is a blacksmiths in Steelhead that might be able to help you, young Tepic – just pass through the rock tunnel from Shanghai’s south-western most corner and you should find it.

*Comment by Scottie Melnik on June 29, 2010 at 4:46pm
I’d love to have some sort of ward of protection to place upon my shop. This is the second time (that I know of) it’s been on my premises. I think I’ll also take a trip to Steelhead and seach out this blacksmith. You can never have too much protection.

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 29, 2010 at 4:52pm
I have some experience in this regard, Miss Hermit, if you would care to darken the doors of my book shop sometime…

*Comment by Queer Hermit on June 29, 2010 at 5:26pm
Why, Mr. Underby how kind of you! But rather than darken your doors I shall enter as a ray of sooty sunlight. If this problem with Mr. Slenderman grows any more dire I might consider a partnership of sorts to rid New Babbage of this poltergeist.

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on June 29, 2010 at 6:28pm
As Tatsuya

Still have me word, Ms. Hermit, that I won’t burn so much as a shingle on Lia’s Home.

*Comment by Professor Lionheart on June 29, 2010 at 6:34pm
Ah yes, but wards of protection would also stop…

…Nevermind, carry on.

*Comment by Tepic Harlequin on June 30, 2010 at 4:01am
oh Professor…. nailing nails from a tomb round a doorway stops nightmares from entering….. ;-)

*Comment by Tepic Harlequin on June 30, 2010 at 4:02am
oh yes, got some horseshoes, one is up at my camp, if anyone needs one, just yell…

*Comment by Professor Lionheart on June 30, 2010 at 2:52pm
Quiet, you, or I’ll start giving those little hairy creatures nightmares that keep them out of your traps for good.

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on June 30, 2010 at 4:45pm
As Tatsuya Mr. Lionheart, You seem like a cleaver…Horse…Being. I have respect you so I say, I look forward to seeing you in my nightmares. Stay out of my personal ones.

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