Footsteps of our Fathers, Chapter 1: Road Tripping- A Hunter Chronicle

  • December 8, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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12/1/12 Recap: Prelude- "When Harry met the Hadleys."

In June 2012, Arthur J. "Pa" Hadley went missing. Tracking him down are his adopted children, Robert, Joe, Rusty, Malcolm, and Corbic. Along the way they have encountered and defeated monsters the likes of which most would only face in nightmares. But their story did not begin there...

Spring of 2003 was a different time for the Hadley family. Joe had just burned his last bridge with Pa and left for school, seemingly never to return. Malcolm was just as interested in picking up girls in Pa's old Camaro as he was hunting the creatures of the night. Rusty...well, Rusty was pretty much the same, staying up all hours of the night, voraciously poring over old journals and dusty tomes. Robert was still a new addition to the family, a Sophomore attending Oswega County Technical School with his foster brother Corbic, an engineering whiz. That Spring was largely uneventful; Pa was gone for long stretches of time, working jobs along the West Coast, and he'd been acting withdrawn after his falling out with Joe. Things were quiet at home as the family adjusted to being one member smaller.

Then one Friday in April, Corbic and Robert noticed that a classmate of theirs, one Harry Bolden, hadn't been in school all week. In fact, he didn't seem to have been anywhere all week. The last time anyone saw him was leaving school the previous Friday. Concerned, they dug a little deeper and discovered that two local bullies, Jacob and Ricky, had been threatening the shy young man, and Jacob seemed to be sporting a new limp. Visiting the trailer park that Harry called home, his mother told them he was likely at his father's house two towns over; a cursory visit there received the opposite reply. Alarm bells going off in their heads, they convinced Jacob's girlfriend, Ellie, to try to get more information out of him. All did not go as planned, however, as Robert received a panicked phone call from Ellie claiming that Jacob had become violent. They rushed to her aid, only to be followed and assaulted by the two miscreants. The ensuing brawl in the mall parking lot saw the Hadley boys victorious, and the humiliated bullies revealed that they had lain in wait for Harry Monday morning at his bus stop, thinking to visit mischief upon him. When he fled into the woods, their pursuit was forestalled by the appearance of a large dog that bit Jacob on the leg. Raising their eyebrows, the boys returned to the trailer park and ventured into the woods beyond, discovering Harry's backpack and what looked to be the pawprints of a wolf or large dog. Returning home stymied, they were about to call the authorities when none other than Harry himself knocked on their front door. He thanked them for caring enough to look into his disappearance, but claimed that he was going to be "traveling with some new relatives" for a while and that it wasn't worth having anyone looking for him. Before he left, he gave them one last, wolfish grin, and asked them to say hello to the bullies for him...



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys - thanks very much for being so welcoming and letting me observe the game - it's clear that you have a lot of fun together.

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok if a newbie stops by just to observe and meet people?

    December 8, 2012

    • Carmen

      Sure thing!

      December 8, 2012

    • Carmen

      Hey Patrick we're here if you have an internet phone or something let us know! You can also call my cell 8603015099. We're up on the 2nd floor of Freshday Cafe on 48th st between 5th and 6th aves

      December 8, 2012

  • Joseph R.

    Will be a bit late

    December 8, 2012

    • Carmen

      Ok we're here

      December 8, 2012

  • Joseph R.

    Death to noobs!!!!

    December 8, 2012

  • Joseph R.

    I will be in tomorrow

    December 7, 2012

  • Carmen

    Just a reminder, my phone can't receive or send texts so if you need to get in touch call[masked] or email me [masked]

    December 7, 2012

  • Carmen

    Hey guys, posted a quick recap of today's impromptu "Prequel" session with Jesse and Jared's characters (Robert and Corbic). We're meeting again next Saturday at Freshday Cafe on 48th st in manhattan, please let me know if this is doable as we'll be wrapping up the cliffhanger from Session 2 and moving into a new scenario for Session 3.

    December 1, 2012

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