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Old 03-21-2024, 09:39 AM   #1791
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Peter indicates there were other files in his vision of the woman's office, but if those people were mobilizing for him, they must have some kind of surveillance on the house to have known he returned.
Grunkle Bob: "That sounds likely to me as well."

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Peter retells his previous time at home and what they told the authorities.
Grunkle Bob records it, and listens carefully. He doesn't think that's what tipped the people off.

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Is Dad just speechless, or does empathy/body language say he's hiding something?
Something is bugging him and he's trying his best not to react. He may want to hear all the evidence first, or he may be trying to be polite/kind.


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Peter explains that he doesn't have any more detail than that, and it's just what "Slick" told him.
Bob: "And everything Slick says is suspect. lets not get excited until I run some very subtle tests".

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Peter would do himself first and not bother with it if it's not going to have an effect to demonstrate. Peter will experiment... can he go back further and look for something more ancient?
Further experimentation at Grunkle's Bob's house indicates he can get Spainish from a dictionary that's lying around.

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Peter will study the scene and of course, pay special attention to the clocks.
Something about them is off... some of the screws and fasteners look weird. And maybe the font is a little too clean?
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Old 03-21-2024, 11:15 AM   #1792
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Grunkle Bob: "That sounds likely to me as well."
"You've heard of this and there were those other files... Maybe they have too and are on the lookout for missing persons with missing stories."
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Something is bugging him and he's trying his best not to react. He may want to hear all the evidence first, or he may be trying to be polite/kind.
"Are you okay, Dad?"

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Something about them is off... some of the screws and fasteners look weird. And maybe the font is a little too clean?
"Is it a bug? is it a camera?"

In his dream, Peter's voice reverberates, as he fancies himself channeling his inner Kwisatz Haderach...

"Show me who is on the other end."
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Old 03-22-2024, 09:09 AM   #1793
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"You've heard of this and there were those other files... Maybe they have too and are on the lookout for missing persons with missing stories."
Grunkle Bob: "That would indicate they're either very large or very well connected. That's bad."



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"Are you okay, Dad?"
Dad: "I'll be okay, right Honey?"
Mom: "We will be. We'll figure this all out."
They both sound tense, but firm. And a little bit like its not Peter's business.


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"Is it a bug? is it a camera?"

In his dream, Peter's voice reverberates, as he fancies himself channeling his inner Kwisatz Haderach...

"Show me who is on the other end."
Not his inner Yaka Voice?

his dream shifts. He's back in Rachel Carlin's office. Its closed again.
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Old 03-22-2024, 09:45 AM   #1794
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Grunkle Bob: "That would indicate they're either very large or very well connected. That's bad."
"Anything I should look for if I find myself dreaming again?"
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Dad: "I'll be okay, right Honey?"
Mom: "We will be. We'll figure this all out."
They both sound tense, but firm. And a little bit like its not Peter's business.
"If you guys did some college research experiment, or I needed some kind of cutting edge retroviral gene therapy as a baby, I kinda need to know now."

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Not his inner Yaka Voice?

his dream shifts. He's back in Rachel Carlin's office. Its closed again.
They are kind of the same thing, but Yaka has the one word limit...

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his dream shifts. He's back in Rachel Carlin's office. Its closed again.
Peter furrows his brow.

"Show me Rachel Carlin, where are they now?"

If he is able to keep guiding his visions....

"Who do they work for?"

He will also try and hone in on anything that came up in Grunklebob's advice on the subject.

After, he will keep pushing his luck and get 'Big Picture'.
"Who guides my visions and dreams when I'm not doing it? Show me The Powers That Be!"
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Old 03-25-2024, 09:13 AM   #1795
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"Anything I should look for if I find myself dreaming again?"
Grunkle Bob: "Names, addresses, phone numbers. Of people who work for them, and of "

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"If you guys did some college research experiment, or I needed some kind of cutting edge retroviral gene therapy as a baby, I kinda need to know now."
Mom: "They didn't have that back then. And no college research."
Bob: "We'll get excited after I get the test results back. The subtle ones."


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"Show me Rachel Carlin, where are they now?"
He dreams of an empty apartment with darkened lights. He gets a street address and the number 34. Its a very nice apartment, but not very large.


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"Who do they work for?"
He keeps on dreaming of the empty apartment.



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"Who guides my visions and dreams when I'm not doing it? Show me The Powers That Be!"
crickets. And the empty apartment.
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Old 03-25-2024, 11:03 AM   #1796
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Peter explores what he can of the apartment, seeing if he can find any further information, see what he might see from a window, etc. When you say empty, are you saying the apartment is bare? When looking for a woman, Peter sees an empty place?

if he can, he will take his visions back to the storage space and see if those vehicles are still there... he will look inside the storage spaces to see if they unloaded again. If the ambulance was gone, he will try and "sense" for where it is now.

Upon waking (unless something seems time sensitive), Peter will enjoy Christmas morning with the family before going on to update his "team" with the apartment address and any other clues he was able to glean.
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The apartment has all its lights off and no one is in it. Its furnished in a modern style, probably by a professional designer, with abstract art and the highest end appliances and trim. The bedroom is very dark, but empty, with the bed made. The occupant seems to be single, and very tidy. Or she never spends any time here.



When Peter looks for the woman, the vision doesn't change.


Peter is able to take his visions back to the storage place. The vehicles are gone.



Christmas morning has just food and an item of clothing for Peter's family, but he gets to watch his second cousins tear through the wrapping paper.


its late morning when he reports. Grunkle Bob isn't sure just how much he wants to trust the dreams mean that Footage is being sent from the clocks in their home to Rachel Carlin's office "But we can sure check."


How does do you expect Peter spends his Christmas?
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Old 03-26-2024, 08:33 AM   #1798
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If the visions could not reveal where the vehicles or any of the involved people are from the visions or the storage space, It appears that moving things forward is in Bob's hands and Peter enjoys his family for the holiday.

He will do his usual routine of meditation and smoke creation "exercises" at some point. He wants to see if he can give the smoke that rich cinnamon like odor to make it suitable for Broken World Magic. He considers using Karana techniques to change it over, but would rather figure it out in as few steps as possible.

Peter would like Bob to tell him everything that he knows about these other cases and the existence of other worlds.
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If the visions could not reveal where the vehicles or any of the involved people are from the visions or the storage space, It appears that moving things forward is in Bob's hands and Peter enjoys his family for the holiday.

He will do his usual routine of meditation and smoke creation "exercises" at some point. He wants to see if he can give the smoke that rich cinnamon like odor to make it suitable for Broken World Magic. He considers using Karana techniques to change it over, but would rather figure it out in as few steps as possible.

Peter would like Bob to tell him everything that he knows about these other cases and the existence of other worlds.
His dreams didn't give him the location of the vehicles. Thanks for the followup.

Christmas is wonderful, and Peter manages to make cinnamon smelling smoke and use it for broken-world magic (the trick is to try to summon cinnamon... and his practice has been helping, he thinks)

Uncle Bob doesn't want to talk about the cases: "These are Morgan's cases. I don't have all the facts strait. he will."

Peter doesn't dream that night.

Uncle Bob's associate is Detective Morgan Barnes, a crusty weathered old man with something of a drawl. Detective Barnes meets with them in uncle Bob's study, and offering his hand.

"Your great uncle has told me about your case, and I agree with him, that it matches a couple of very strange cases I worked. I won't be using real names here: I'll refer to them as Matt and Jenny. Matt is missing. Jenny is dead."

"Jenny was 26 at the time of death. Matt would currently by 35. Now we have you at 15, you say? All three of you went missing for extended periods of time. All three said you were on different worlds, though as far as I can tell, the worlds are all different. Matt and Jenny both reported fears that they were being hunted by someone. Matt thought it was a government agency, but had the courage to involve us. Jenny was never sure: a stalker, a criminal gang, foreign agents... None of them were tied to her death. She was found with what looked like wounds inflicted by a wild animal."

"Matt disappeared one day while in my care. I did not share the video I got of that, given his particular fears. Jenny I saw on two different occasions. I thought we had her safe. Maybe she was. Maybe the disappearing killed her and not the people looking for her."

"There was certainly someone looking for both of them, and they had resources."
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Uncle Bob's associate is Detective Morgan Barnes, a crusty weathered old man with something of a drawl. Detective Barnes meets with them in uncle Bob's study, and offering his hand.
Peter greets him warmly and tries to muster a firm handshake.

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"Your great uncle has told me about your case, and I agree with him, that it matches a couple of very strange cases I worked. I won't be using real names here: I'll refer to them as Matt and Jenny. Matt is missing. Jenny is dead."

"Jenny was 26 at the time of death. Matt would currently by 35. Now we have you at 15, you say? All three of you went missing for extended periods of time. All three said you were on different worlds, though as far as I can tell, the worlds are all different. Matt and Jenny both reported fears that they were being hunted by someone. Matt thought it was a government agency, but had the courage to involve us. Jenny was never sure: a stalker, a criminal gang, foreign agents... None of them were tied to her death. She was found with what looked like wounds inflicted by a wild animal."
"Okay, but these are cases you worked, so the FBI has some records? How long ago were they? I travel in my dreams, so if she did the same, I don't think she could have died offworld... Did they say they dreamed of places before going there? Did they go to more than one place? Did they say anything about the worlds?"
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"Matt disappeared one day while in my care. I did not share the video I got of that, given his particular fears. Jenny I saw on two different occasions. I thought we had her safe. Maybe she was. Maybe the disappearing killed her and not the people looking for her."

"There was certainly someone looking for both of them, and they had resources."
((Did he just confess to withholding evidence related to a disappearance and obstruction of justice?))

"I'm sorry... You didn't share the video of him vanishing, because he thought another part of the government was looking for him? I'm confused... I would think that would be a given once they knew this stuff was real. Are you like, 'The Truth Is Out There' FBI, or 'Control, Contain Delete MiB' FBI?"

Between Empath and Body language, is Peter picking up anything sketchy from this guy? Or Grunkle Bob for that matter?

"So what do you suggest now? I'd like to go after these guys, maybe go home and set a trap, but I'm worried about my parents. I was tempted to wake up in the apartment or the office and look around, but getting back here would be a pain. I, like, hafta fo offworld soon too, I kinda have a job to get back to, but I can't leave my parents in danger!

I also would like Peter's parents to be active in the discussion... On every other world, Peter is his own boss, but on Homeworld, it's all Team Nichols!
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