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Story 6: Mrs. McGuffin's Corpse

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Posted by smjjames, 11:19am, 17 Oct, 2005

Oh yea, that makes me think, what if his typewriter is in fact a really OLD typewriter! it could be an antique dating before WWII (I believe there were old typewriters back to the late 19th century). It doesn't have to be time travel NAS, we both forgot that they didn't say how old the typewriter was.

So it could be a hand-me-down from whoever adopted him after his mother died. look here at the bottom of the page. Its entirely possible for the sherriffs typewriter to be an antique dating back to the 1930s or older.

and rora, I knew there were others of his species, I just didn't think they were socially advanced as to be equivalent to stone age humans. Even though Turnip is just a well educated paper mammal, and if he wants to try socialism, go ahead.

Posted by smjjames, 11:22am, 17 Oct, 2005

I know I should be trying to put things together but I'm not sure how to put em together just yet.

Books, typewriters and stinky sewage...

Posted by Rognik, 1:51pm, 17 Oct, 2005

First off, I'm pretty sure the book is a fake. We've already determined that it was written AFTER the guy was killed. And if it was used on the Sherrif's typewriter, then Ed is definitely guilty of tricking Crystal into fixing the plumbing. Perhaps he was the one who goofed up the plumbing instead of Crystal.

Second, if there's an enchantment on the clippers, then there's probably enchantments on all the other tools in the shed. Thus, for example, the flora can't be affected by tainted blood. As we know, there's a lot of powerful magics in the city, and this is probably one way to keep from 'accidents' happening.

Now, the big question is what happened to the sewage system, why did it happen, and who did it? I have my bets, but I haven't submitted a solution yet, so I'm not going to share... yet.

Posted by taltamir, 2:10pm, 17 Oct, 2005

Its interesting then, that someone magiced shovels and clippers and whatnot to only work on animals...

Posted by smjjames, 3:59pm, 17 Oct, 2005

I wonder if something like The Third Vault happened before where some plants or animals, or both, or even some kind of contamination related to humans or something else was contaminated by something supernatural.

If there really was some kind of event in the past, that would explain why the tools were like that. It could even be that the wrench was specially enchanted to ward off any contamination from sewers.

also, Sherriff said some time ago that in his years as sherriff since the 70s, there has been only one incident when the town was almost destroyed in the 80s, and Turnip said he suspected she had almost destroyed the town once. What if Rebecca WAS the one that did it.

Guys, I think the whole oracle thing about mark how well she turned from evil is directed towards Rebecca and not Crystal!

Posted by smjjames, 4:26pm, 17 Oct, 2005

there also seems to be an edit to the oracle prophecy cause he says the ice... the rain... the rivers silt.

I have some ideas here, since things are starting to link up.
1. I think Rebecca was really the one that almost destroyed the town in the 80s, since alex doesn't remember anything about the city, he must have been born in SC or within a year or so before they came to SC, that and Turnip says she did something very very evil on one occasion, and what would be extremely evil? trying to destroy the town..

2. The prophecy must be aimed at Rebecca because she was once evil, and maybe she will fall victim to it again.

3. mark the depth--> sewers or something about sewage. Keep the boat afloat could mean keep the town from 'sinking'. It may also be a metaphor for the environment,

4. The rivers silt, this could be a metaphor for a river of sewage, not quite sure about the blade bieng weaker than the river.
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Posted by Deverien, 9:29pm, 17 Oct, 2005

Wait a minute... if the tools are each enchanted so that they can only be used for a specific purpose, then how was Barlow able to hack open a wooden coffin with an axe for 'fauna'?

Posted by smjjames, 10:42pm, 17 Oct, 2005

maybe its enchanted not to harm living things, the wood in that coffin is long dead.

Posted by Deverien, 10:55pm, 17 Oct, 2005

Well, I'm assuming that 'fauna' meant LIVING creatures, especially since there's blood on it.

Fauna Axe nad other items

Posted by LegendaryNAS, 10:30am, 18 Oct, 2005

I'm glad you pointed that out Deverian. The only conclusion we can come to because of the enchantment is that the axe was used on plants that bleed. Strange as it may seem, you can't go against the logic due to the facts given at present.

Either that, or the axe was used to kill something before being enchanted to affect only fauna.

I mentioned earlier that "mark the depth" could have been in reference to the sewer. Though its still only plausible.

Hmmm...I have a theory maybe of how the sewer system got messed up, but I need more evidence to confirm. It would explain how so much, er, junk got in there.

About enchanting stuff, if a knife were enchanted in a similar fashion, could it cut through water?
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Posted by smjjames, 11:20am, 18 Oct, 2005

water is fluid, you can't 'cut' it. unless its ice of course. Unless you are thinking of it as splitting the water like Moses but on a much smaller scale.

as far as what is clogging up the sewers, I see where you are getting at, the leaky brain faucet, the psychology books, and turnip saying that theres more to it than just sewage.
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Posted by LegendaryNAS, 1:13pm, 18 Oct, 2005

I actually was thinking of something like Moses...

The sewer releasing all that junk is a metaphor for the dark secrets of Spidercliff coming to surface.
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