The Meowling

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The Meowling
Andy's Kittens.jpg
Region: Solomon Island
Zone: Kingsmouth
Location: Raven's Knock
Given by: Madame Roget
Type: Investigation
Reward: 320,100
Added in: Seasonal
Repeatable: No



Contents

Kingsmouth is on the verge of crossing into the cold, dark months. Upon this threshold, something strange has gripped the town, some force or presence that's causing local cats to scream, rise, and claw at invisible curtains in the world.

Dialogue

Initial Phone Call

Received when you log in for the first time during the Halloween event.

Madame Roget: Hey, you may not remember me. Um, Kingsmouth. Crystal ball. Fake accent.
Madame Roget: Ravens?
Madame Roget: Yeah, so anyway, not just calling to say hi.
Madame Roget: Although, hi.
Madame Roget: So, um, it started with Andy, then me, then all these, these kittens...
Madame Roget: I know it sounds weird on the phone, right? Look, I wouldn't call because of some missing cats.
Madame Roget: I mean, yes, my cats ARE missing. But...others are screaming.
Madame Roget: Rising. Clawing in our heads.
Madame Roget: I actually miss the ravens.

Initial Cutscene

Madame Roget: (Talking to Deputy Andy as you walk int) ... white cat crosses the black path.
Madame Roget: His, uh, his tail hangs from his mouth. His ears are in his hands. He's....
Madame Roget: putting on his face?
Madame Roget: The thirteen are tied by their tongues. They call him "King."
Madame Roget: The God of Claws, strays all gather, extend their paws. He takes a knife...
Deputy Andy: Oh jeez.
Madame Roget: He cuts the whiskers first. Then the tail. The eyes he has to scoop out with -
Deputy Andy: I vote we skip the particulars on this one, ayuh? I mean maybe if you see a name or an address or -
Madame Roget: Doesn't work that way, Andy.
Madame Roget: Is this them?
Deputy Andy: Ponch, Friday, Dexter... Ah, jeez, Dolly.
Deputy Andy: It's been twenty years, y'know? And I've always been thinking about 'em, but I never had thoughts like this.
Deputy Andy: I thought maybe you could just... or maybe if I should just...
Deputy Andy: Or, maybe you tell me?
Madame Roget: Sweetie... It's hard to make out details, you know? I see so many cats right now, all crowded. Scared. Gathering for...
Madame Roget: someone. Something. Mine were there too.
Madame Roget: I mean, they were all there.
Madame Roget: Whatever this is, it's not our fault. Someone's... blinding them -
Deputy Andy: Jeez, I, uh, I appreciate you leaving out the gruesome details. Ahem.
Deputy Andy: Look, I should really get back to...uh, get back to getting out there, I guess.
Deputy Andy: (turning to you) Don't be telling people I'm squeamish or the sort. It's just, uh...jeez, kittens, y'know?
Deputy Andy: With everything going on, folks still care about things. That's gotta count for something.
Deputy Andy: (as he leaves) Always on Halloween, ayuh.
Madame Roget: (turning to you) Thanks for coming. I don't speak cat, but I keep seeing what they see. What they think they see.
Madame Roget: If feels...cruel.
Madame Roget: Calculated. Something's pulling their tails - obviously - but it's more than that. Someone's...
Madame Roget: making something. Stitching pieces together.
Madame Roget: Look, it's not about me having nightmares, or Andy, or even about Kingsmouth. It's, it's like...
Madame Roget: something's clawing at this really thick curtain.
Madame Roget: And...I don't think it's supposed to come down.

First Phone Call

As you're leaving the Raven's Knock

Madame Roget: I always kept them outside. They did...cat things -
Madame Roget: rummaging, scratching, digging up flowers.
Madame Roget: Now...I see them digging things up, but it's not flowers.
Madame Roget: It's definitely not flowers.

Second Phone Call

After you find Madam Roget's cats

Madame Roget: I haven't been totally honest with Andy.
Madame Roget: I mean, I've left things out.
Madame Roget: About his kittens...
Madame Roget: Look, everyone knows they didn't go quietly.
Madame Roget: Well, they're not coming back quietly either.

Andy's Dialogue

When you ask him about his kittens.

The Meowling
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Type: Mission
Map Coordinates: 170, 345
Location: Sheriff's Office
Zone: Kingsmouth
Region: Solomon Island


Deputy Andy Gardener, a resident of Kingsmouth, is holed up at the Sheriff's office defending the area with other citizens from zombies. He'll speak with the players about the Draug and zombies that players have to face in Kingsmouth, and give tips about how to stop their invasion. Andy seems to have some psychological problems as a result of his father leaving when he was young.

Missions

Initiated

Involved in

ARG

Deputy Andy assisted Sheriff Bannerman with an investigation during The Dark Places ARG. We know from his twitter acount conversation that Danny Dufresne and Carter had convinced him to see something but we do not know the outcome of that.

Dialogue

Yourself

I wanted to be a police officer since as far back as I can think. I had a lot of time to myself growing up, yeah. I watched all the cop shows, again and again, yeah, the old shows, when a good cop was always a good cop. When you knew you could trust a badge, right, yeah? You knew before the half-hour was up they’d get the guy…out of the basement. So that was my goal, plain and simple. I was single-minded about it. You ask anyone and they’ll say: “Ayuh, that Andy, he sure is single-minded.” Now, I wasn’t what you call a straight-A student, but I got there. I got there. And when Sheriff Bannerman swore me on as deputy, gave me my badge, hehe, I’d been up all night ironing this shirt, it was crisper than you’d believe. Well, uh, that day I was just as happy as a clam at high tide.

Kingsmouth Town

Sure chokes me up seeing Main Street all done up in buntings and so empty. The kids loved that Halloween parade, you know? Then they’d all bus on up Bangor way for the haunted hayrides, ever since our local amusement park closed down. There were troubles…it was before my time. Still, what town doesn’t have a little trouble, with cultists? There was that repeat killer, I wouldn’t say a “serial” killer. But he came from the mainland. And that mess with the college kids at the old hunting cabin. Bears, we reckoned. Jeez, when it’s all laid out like that it does sound pretty bad, huh? This right now is definitely the worst we’ve ever had, though. This is the real storm of the century. If we push on through it, I am not looking forward to taking a shovel to the streets after.

The locals

Oh, I knew everyone in Kingsmouth. “A safe community isn’t a spectator sport,” I memorised that one. And Sheriff Bannerman preferred to have me walking the beat, while she handled house calls. That suited me just fine. Our folks were a good bunch. They only cause of ruckus when they’ve had too much of the, uh, you-know-what. But recently I got talking to Sandy… That guy is pretty philosophical. You wouldn’t know it to look at him! I mean, I don’t personally have a problem with bikers. I’d like a motorcycle myself. Anyhoo, he made me really consider it, you know, whether you really ever knew a person. I told him how in second grade, I met Anna Redman behind the gym every day for two months. We would hold hands, I thought I knew her pretty good. She left town all of a sudden one day. Halloween. Jeez, always Halloween.

Kittens

Mom bought the kittens and dad drowned 'em. That's the facts of it. I don't like speculating much. That's one step away from guessing, and Sheriff, she taught me never to guess. Mom's version was that Dad loved things too much. Got a bit crazy sometimes. Hugged real hard. Didn't always wanna let go. The morning he stuffed 'em in a bag and took 'em out to sea, he was full of too much feelings. Didn't know what to do with them. He took 'em down to Journey's End, out behind the bed and breakfast. It's where the journey ended. Jeez, Dad always wore these masks, you know? For the longest time you figure you know someone. Most of the time, really, we got no idea.

Trivia

Images

Third Phone Call

After you find and destroy what's been haunting Andy

Madame Roget: The thirteen are tied by their tongues.
Madame Roget: I keep hearing those words. Can you do anything with that?

Fourth Phone Call

After finding the clue for the Devore Crypt Key

Madame Roget: Elena Zhelikhovsky paved the way in this town for my line of work.
Madame Roget: I used to tell people I was her granddaughter.
Madame Roget: Whatever sells the magic snowglobes, rght?
Madame Roget: Her spirit's always been real chatty...maybe she knows something we don't.


Journal Entries

  • Tier 1: Madame Roget called, concerned that her cats - and others - may be under some supernatural influence. She has asked you to meet with her.
    • Talk to Madame Roget
    • Inspect the photo of Andy's kittens
    • Inspect the collar of one of Madame Roget's cats
  • Tier 2: Madame Roget's cats are digging up what's better left buried. Andy's kittens are haunting his nightmares. That's where the trail begins.
    • Find where Madame Roget's cats are digging in Kingsmouth
    • Find and destroy whatever's been haunting Andy
  • Tier 3: Madame Roget's cats were digging up corpses. Andy's corrupted kittens came back from the depths. The vision also mentioned "the thirteen," hinting of others on Solomon Island that have heeded the call of a new master.
    • find the group of thirteen cats on Solomon Island
    • Search the mansion grounds for the rest of the thirteen
  • Tier 4: Eleven of the thirteen are gathered around a crypt at the back of the mansion grounds. Whatever is driving them mad is driving them here.
    • Search the mansion for a clue to the location of the crypt key
    • Find the Devore Crypt key
    • Explore the Devoer Crypt
    • Uncover what the spirit has to say


Rewards


NOTE: Currently the quest XP reward seems to be bugged, and is not giving the amount it says it should be. Which also means the amount per-tier is unknown since none is awarded for them either.

Report

Dragon.pngDragon

We are most ourselves when we wear costumes. It removes the pressure of expectation, frees us to be who we really are.

The cat on his hind legs in the crypt. The one whose name we do not know, not yet. He incites the feline masses. Some are calling him a king. Others, a god.

We have sent agents to Egypt. Bastet does not stir. Makes us believe things are not what they seem.

The cat in the crypt is something more than he appears. Something less. He is not himself, and therefore showing us exactly what he is.

I apologise for the obscurity. The truth - at the moment it wears a costume too.

Illuminati.pngIlluminati

This is why we ask you to screen your calls. And how are these wackos even getting your number in the first place? Ugh.

Let's recap: all the cat crazy seems to be related to the incognito figure in the crypt. Not sure yet who or what he is. However, seems likely he's the reason my allergies are acting up. Inside the crypt, an old witch named Elena Zhelikhovsky has lost her tongue.

I'm receiving reports of other desecrated graves and cut off body parts that fit the same MO. Frankly, gross.

Fun fact: remind me to be a witch in my next life. God they preserve well.

Templars.pngTemplar

"The cat is mine. Don't be nervous" (Bulgakov 83).

I most certainly am nervous. Cats on their hind legs, digging up corpses, ripping out tongues, spearing our pickled mushrooms for all we know.

It's unheard of.

I've looked into Ms Elena Zhelikhovsky for you - the tongue-tied corpse in the crypt. She lived in the mansion between 1924 and 1957. She ran a kind of occult hotel, attracting the likes of Doyle and Houdini. I haven't the faintest what she has to do with all this cat nonsense, but I suspect her reading recommendations are worth looking into.

R. Sonnac

Walkthrough

This mission is one of the Halloween missions for 2012. It is given automatically via phone call when the characters log on, or can be picked up from Madame Roget.

There are 4 tiers to this mission.

NOTE: This is an investigation mission. Spoilers are included in the walkthough.

Tier 1/4

  • Inspect the photo of Andy's kittens
  • Inspect the collar of one of Madame Roget's cats
    • It's on the table in front of Madame Roget
    • It disappears when used, so if there are many others in the Knock, you may have to wait to see it and use it

Tier 2/4

  • Find and destroy whatever's been haunting Andy
    • You can talk to Deputy Andy and he'll tell you behind Jack & Wendy's Bed & Breakfast, or you can just head straight there
    • As you run behind the B&B, 3 were-cats will attack - Ponch, Dolly, and Friday
    • If there are others fighting them, you may have to back up and re-approach the area to get credit for kills of your own

Tier 3/4

  • Search the mansion grounds for the rest of the thirteen
    • They'll be gathered around the crypt out behind the mansion

Tier 4/4

  • Search the mansion for a clue to the location of the crypt key
    • In the hallway, past the room that Eleanor Franklin is in, is a secret room. Use the painting on the right-hand wall to open the secret door
    • Use the book on the floor to get the clue
  • Find the Devore Crypt key
  • Explore the Devore Crypt
    • It is an instance, but not a solo-instance, other team members will go in also
    • You will have to fight Incognito while in there, but he will run away before being killed
  • Uncover what the spirit has to say
    • The book you want is on the right-hand


NOTE: Upon completing this, you will automatically be given the next mission, Crossing the Black Path


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