This is an open-ended story chronicle set in New Orleans
Why Did the Chicken Cross Dimentions?
“Magic Seasonings is the name of the company importing from South Africa.
Daniel calls Mike David (Owner of the Metropolitan).
Mike only knows that Magic Seasonings has an office in New Orleans.
Darrel gets a tip that the police are going to raid a strange shop on Royal Street.
The group heads to Mysterio’s.
At Mysterio’s, there is a tall, eloquent Asain man.
The group asks the man about Ben’s staff. He says he knows nothing about it.
Daniel buys an old Spanish coin for $500; The coins were the newest thing the shop had.
Darrel and Ben examine some urns that they didn’t notice the last time they visited Mysterio’s.
When examining with a flashlight, Darrel hears what sounds like two pieces of glass clinking together, yet there is noting visible at the bottom.
The Asain man goes up to Ben; The man looks like a chicken to Ben.
The Asain man whispers a riddle to Ben (Later found out to be “If a chicken tells you ‘all chickens are liars,’ is she telling the truth?”).
Ben sits impulsively sits down, pondering the riddle.
Daniel drags Ben out the shop as the group leaves.
The group heads to the Watchmaker.
The Watchmaker asks Ben about his stick; the group explains Ben can’t respond.
The Watchmaker jumps out his wheelchair, grabs Ben, and carries him to the back. The group follows.
A geared door glows red. The watchmaker pulls a lever, the the door glows green.
Everyone walks into what looks like another part of the Watchmaker’s shop.
The Watchmaker looks though books muttering about magic. Daniel and Darrel browse the shelves.
Lillian notices a window with light coming through. She notices it’s sunlight, but she doesn’t burn.
The Watchmaker explains it’s safe to go outside here.
Lillian runs outside gleefully.
Daniel and Darrel eventually take notice and also go outside.
The Watchmaker’s world has rolling hills, flowers, and islands in the sky all around. The land itself is an island in the sky, and the shop looks like a cottage.
Darrel brings Lillian back to the shop/cottage (she went to the edge of the land and took a picture.)
Ben snaps out of his trance and yells “CHICKENS DON’T TALK!”
Ben instantly notices the sunlight and hides under the bed. He then notices his staff isn’t on him anymore; it’s against the wall. Ben lunges to the staff, then uses obfuscate and hides under the bed, tumbling the bed over as he does so.
Daniel tries to find Ben.
The Watchmaker asks everyone to settle down; he asks everyone to join him outside.
The Watchmaker serves the group beef stew; everyone can taste it.
After the meal, the Watchmaker asks the group to leave, saying time will still effect the group even when in his world.
The Watchmaker explains he is a Mage; just in case no one caught on.
When the group leaves, Lillian checks her camera. The picture she took doesn’t exist.
The next night,one of Daniel’s girls calls Dan to tell him a creepy man came to his shop and asked for him.
Daniel checks his stop’s security camera.
The security videos show the man from Mysterio’s.
The man looks like he has some kind of symbol on his forehead.
The group heads back to the docks.
The group finds a coffin.
Inside the coffin the group finds plastic tubing hooked up to what looks to be an I.V. bag that contained blood.
Ben finds 2 more coffins.
The coffins all have tags saying they are from Haiti.
Darrel and Daniel find a box of redruM from South Africa that was meant to be shipped to NYC.
The lights turn on. A man with a forked tounge come out and tells Ben the group has inconvenienced him, and the group must die. He says “Get them.”
The lights turn back off and a fight breaks out.
The ground rumbles.
Claws rip through the back door.
The man with the forked tounge gets away, kidnapping an incapacitated Ben and his staff.
The clawed creature kills the rest of the enemies.
Darrel and Daniel believed the creature was a werewolf, but his clothes were in tact.