Dynamic Dork Daily #13
Location: Ravenwood Manor
Scenario: Dorktoberfest is sure to be bigger than last year, despite the spirit of Dolores Ravenwood crashing the party. However, the Noshis have an idea of making sure that nobody goes near the crypt. They’re gonna need some Dork assistance…
We find the Dynamic Dorks along with some backup Dorks at the Ravenwood Manor. They appear to be planning for the party…
Blaze: Good evening, gentlemen. I have gathered you all here, because it’s our favorite time of year again.
Sunny: You don’t mean - ?
Blaze: Yes, Sunny. I’m talking about…
Atti: This year is gonna be bigger than last year!
Blaze: That’s right, Atti, and I have tons of ideas! I already have Jared coming with truckloads of hay which we’ll use for decorations and whatnot. I hope he can find this place okay. I also have Dalton and Gene gathering refreshments. That should keep them busy until we can get this place in good shape again…
Sunny: So, what other ideas do you have?
Blaze: Glad you asked, because I have a list on this whiteboard!Blaze flips the chalkboard side to the whiteboard side with all of his ideas listed
Sunny: Awesome! We’re bringing back some old favorites and introducing some first-time events!
Atti: Dorktoberfest is gonna rock!
Marco: I’m not so sure…
Blaze: What’s wrong, Marco? Everyone seems to like these ideas.
Marco: It’s not that, but remember what happened last Dorktoberfest when that crazy ghost lady tried to take over the world?
Sunny: Ooooh, yeah. You make a good point. I remember it all too clearly, but we don’t have time for a flashback.
Atti: Blaze, how are we gonna prevent her from crashing our party again?
Blaze: I know almost nothing about ghosts, but I know a few guys who do… (takes out cellphone and dials a number) Hello? Hey, Alex; just who I wanted to speak to! Mind if you stop by the manor sometime today? We have some business for you to take care of.
Alex (on other end): Gladly. Where do we start?
Blaze: This might sound a little crazy, but can you check the crypt and make sure nothing weird is happening with it?
Alex: Of course.
Blaze: Hey, I can get some nice reception here; it’s like you’re close by, and – AH!
Alex: Nice to see you, too. Now, the crypts needed surveying?
Blaze: Yes. We’ll be cleaning up the place if you need us.
Alex: I’ll see what I can do.
While the Dorks clean up the manor for the party, the Megane Elite head over to the Ravenwood family crypt…
Peter: Well; it’s dead as it should be. No sight of Dolores’s remains; so, she must be gone for good.
Xavier: I wouldn’t be too sure. (picks up a broken ruby pendant) Even if it’s broken, Dolores will still come back for this thing.
Alex: I don’t think she wants that ruby pendant anymore; she may come back for her revenge which is plausible. I’m telling you; the lady’s nuts. Now, I have an idea that will keep her away from this place, but let’s consult the family chronicles first before we do anything.Meanwhile in the study…cue Xavier behind an old desk flipping through pages of one of the Ravenwood chronicles.
Alex: Any luck?
Xavier: No, but I’ll keep looking.Few minutes later, Ollie discovers a small green book on the self. He blows the dust off and inspects the cover carefully; it appears to have a lock on it.
Peter: Ollie? What’s that you got there?
Ollie: I don’t know. Looks like a diary. It has the initials ‘D.R.’ embroidered on the spine.
Xavier: That sounds like it could be Dolores’s diary. Let’s have a look.
Ollie: Can’t. It’s locked. Any idea where she could’ve placed a key?
Peter: Come on; that lock is centuries old. It should break off.Alex searches through the drawers and finds a small brass key
Alex: How about this?
Ollie: (takes key and opens lock) Here. (places diary on desk)
Alex: There’s gotta be something in here that makes this lady tick… Hmm? What do we have here?the rest of the Noshis gather around the desk
Alex: This entry dates back to her wedding day: ‘I don’t think I can forgive my sister Agatha for today. My beloved Alfonse is dead because of this accursed pendant she was able to poison! It was my gift from Alfonse. O, how my heart yearns for him now! She’s always been jealous of me and would do anything to be the center of attention. Is it my fault that I was blessed with beauty and grace? I better have my way with her so I can teach her a lesson she won’t soon forget, but I better do it in the shadow of a new moon…’ Uh-oh. This can’t be good. I better warn Miss Cat.
Peter: Why her?
Alex: She was once possessed by Dolores and is easily influenced by the moon. I’m sure she is aware of lunar phases, because tonight is a new moon.
Louie: What are we gonna do for the time being?
Alex: We can’t have the Dorks find out that Dolores is coming back for her revenge. Thanks to Ollie for finding this journal, I’ll be sure to keep it safe. Oh; and while you’re at it, Ollie, can you help our allies with tonight’s preparations?
Ollie: Sure.Ollie exits the study
Alex: Now that he’s out of the picture for now, let’s make sure Dolores never comes back. I have a plan… Ollie carefully listens through the crack in the door
Ollie: What are they up to?
Several hours later, the party is in full swing. Guests from all over attend and enjoy themselves.
Rochelle: Wow! This is even better than last year! These decorations look strangely familiar. It’s like we’re in some video game!
Cat: That’s because the theme is inspired from Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.
Rochelle: Oh! Cool! No wonder these ghosts look cute!
Alex: Speaking of moons; Cat, may I see you for a moment?
Cat: Sure. Excuse me, Rochelle.Alex and Cat walk over by a window.
Alex: Now, look to your left and tell me what you see.
Cat: A slivering waning crescent. Looks like it could turn new at any moment. Why you ask?
Alex: This next part is something I can’t tell the Dorks, but since you’re like their keeper I can trust you.
Cat: Don’t worry; I won’t tell the Dorks. What is it?Alex takes out the journal from his coat pocket and flips to a marked page.
Alex: In this journal, Dolores Ravenwood swore revenge against her sister Agatha for killing her fiancée, Alfonse von Drake. More specifically, she will come back under a new moon which is tonight!
Cat: (gasps) Oh, no! I thought we got rid of her last time!
Alex: That’s not even the worst part! (Takes out a picture used to mark the page and gives it to Cat) I found this picture of all members of the Ravenwood clan – seven girls and two boys. Look at the girl on the far right.
Cat: Hey, that almost looks like…
Alex: My dear rose, Shelby.
Cat: No way!
Alex: I have a feeling that Dolores may confuse her for Agatha. I swore to Shelby I would drop everything to protect her. Since you were once possessed by her and you are more than aware of lunar phases, I want you to warn me when she comes so I’ll be more than ready to take her on.
Cat: Wow; that’s deep. I’ll do it. What will you be doing for the time being?
Alex: That’s classified Elite business.
Cat: Ah, I see. Why don’t you go have fun to take your mind off of it?
Alex: I appreciate the offer, but I’m afraid we don’t have much time. I must go and take care of this business before my dear rose gets hurt.Alex walks away into the crowd as Cat looks on. Sunny walks up to her.
Sunny: Forgive me if I sound nosy, but what were you and Alex talking about?
Cat: Oh, that. Uh…I’m afraid I can’t tell you. Otherwise, somebody could get hurt.
Sunny: Come on; you can tell me.
Cat: I really can’t. I don’t want you and the rest of the guys to be worried.
Sunny: Okay; I won’t force you, then. Can you at least give me a hint?
Cat: All I know is that it’s classified Elite business that Alex has to take care of. I can’t spare any details since it’s too terrifying for words.
Sunny: I see. Well, let’s go have fun to take your mind off of it.Cat accepts Sunny’s arm as he escorts her back to the foyer.
Meanwhile in the Ravenwood Crypt…
Xavier: Where is Alex? We can’t do this without him.
Alex: Sorry I’m late. Now, let’s begin. Simon, do you have the seal?
Simon: About that…One explanation later…
Alex: The seal is broken?! How?
Simon: Let’s just say get ready for a family reunion. It’s not going to be pretty…
Peter: Who knows when Dolores will return?! We need to get back the four missing pieces of the seal before it’s too late!Alex turns away from the group.
Alex (mentally): Come on, Cat. I don’t know how much longer we have…
END PART 1