Cast of Characters:
Doctor Karl A. Schwarz - physician who works at the Krankenhaus Moabit and who has a surgery on the side in Berlin Wedding (a district known for being a stronghold of the Communist Party and for being populated almost exclusively by working class people)
Gero Thalmann - a student from a middle-class family who plans to become an architect. Meanwhile, he's involved with the Communists and has taken an interest in the pressing social issues of the time. He has been living in Berlin for about a year.
3rd May 1921, Tuesday
After the warning from the little girl, Schwarz and Gero decide against exploring the office and continue along one of the corridors. They follow the noise of running water to a shower room where every shower and tap is running. Just when they have shut off the water, Gero sees writing appear on the wall: do not move. He warns Schwarz and they both keep still while footsteps can be heard coming closer. A claw-like hand appears through the crack in the door and pulls it shut.
The noise of the footsteps grows quieter in the distance and the men get to meet the one who wrote the warning: a girl named Franziska, quite clearly dead and with long black hair that hides a burned face. She tells them that the hand belongs to one of the nurses, a man called Rudolf.
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what happens next
I stepped out of the room for a minute and when I came back, Schwarz's player and the GM had started to build the monologue Schwarz is holding from a throwaway remark. It made for one of the creepiest moments in the game and it wasn't planned at all.
I really, really want to kill that tricycle with fire. Toys and cute things can be incredibly frightening when they are taken out of their innocent context and that thing has made us run for our lives.
So far, we haven't seen anything at all of the villains/monsters, except the hand of one of the nurses. It's very effective and much more eerie than any clearly visible monster can ever be.
So far, Schwarz has been the one who held this little expedition together. without him, Gero would have simply turned and run many times. But now it seems that Gero will be the one responsible for getting them out alive and it's probably too late to run away. That is not a comfortable thought at all and he's not sure he's up to the task.