The Color of Night

Tales from the Night 2
Episode 30 "Curse of the Black Stone"


Max stumbles upon a strange conspiracy dating back to the first world war and the very roots of what would become the Nazi party.

Cast: Maximilian Calibur, and Tony Akira
Also Appearing: Maria Orsitsch, Sylvia Valruhn, and Captain Ahuva Shapiro
Special Guest Star: Linas G. Gárdonyi
And Introducing: Dr. Franz Meinhard Heimglimmer
In-Game Date: April, 2010
Body Count: 10


While chasing a legendary stone purported to be a source of great occult power that was once lost by the Cathars in the thirteenth century, Max and Tony soon find themselves embroiled in a tale of necromancy, resurrection, ancient psychic powers and Nazi atrocities.

I Dream of Genie (Part II)
Episode 29 "When shall we three meet again ... ?"


At least two ‘first world’ factions have approached our heroes desiring to acquire the mysterious crystal skull for themselves – more are sure to follow. Can our friends make plans to defeat the vile Cain Enochian while defending this enigmatic hot potato?

Cast: Sean Flynn, P.I., Maximilian Calibur, Winter Sabine Ravenscroft, Kolin Donnarsen, Jaime Harker, and Walter Gibson, aka Mandrake the Magician
Also Appearing: The Man in the White Suit and Xavier Dodgen
Special Guest Star: Ordinariate Father Matthew, and Victor Logue
And Introducing: “John”, and “Angela”
In-Game Date: Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Body Count: 13 dead, 6 severely injured and 5 zombified


See also Thursday Headlines.

Stalking the Night Fantastic
Episode 28


Something is hunting the residents and indigents of the Hilltop area of Columbus. Something fast. Something elusive. Something hungry. With Sean off investigating the Hyatt fire, only a handful of our friends are left to hold the line against the darkness that seems always ready to encroach upon the day.

Cast: Jaime Harker, Kolin Donnarsen, Maximilian Calibur, and Winter Sabine Ravenscroft
Also Appearing: “Seanmháthair” Rowan Maureen, and Ordinariate Father Matthew
Special Guest Stars: Theo Durant and The Creeper
And Introducing: Willie Dread, and Officer Peter Shiba
In-Game Date: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Body Count: 2


As Kolin makes the visiting Father Matthew and his companions comfortable in the bunker’s basement, Jaime Harker struggles to get through the nightmare that has become her everyday existence. Jamie has the Sight, and her workplace, the Hilltop Free Clinic is not only a cesspool in the Second World, but a magnet for the restless spirits and other things that haunt the neighborhood.

For what Sean was up to during this episode see A newspaper clipping and Ring, Ring.
For more on Jaime Harker’s story, see Phantasms and Fluorescent Lights.

I Dream of Genie (Part I)
Episode 27 "Dream a little dream of me"


Fresh from Washington state, the gang tries to settle back into their ‘normal’ lives, but fate has other designs in store for them.

Cast: Kolin Donnarsen, Maximilian Calibur, Sean Flynn, P.I., Walter Gibson, and Winter Sabine Ravenscroft.
Also Appearing: Antonia ‘Toni’ Estève
Special Guest Stars: Seanmháthair and The Keaton Family
And Introducing: Jaime Harker, Tony Akira, Chance Maness, Sidonie Lapointe, The Widow Gruebe, and Caroline Lexa Keaton
In-Game Date: Friday, June 1st through Monday, June 4th, 2012
Body Count: 1

Summary: Finally home, some of our heroes kick back and relax, while others frantically play catch up with their mundane lives. Ichiko and Frank both cloister themselves in an effort to meet their various publishing deadlines. While Winter puts in extra hours to complete the finishing touches of her graduation art show, Sean and Kolin fret about what the heck to do with the ‘hot potato’ that is the crystal skull retrieved from Mel’s Hole.

Max finds emails waiting for him from an old friend of his who will be in town over the weekend. Tony Akira and he have worked together in the past to put down a monster or two and the guy wants to know if Max was free to help track down a possible ghoul infestation.

Toni Estève shows up to distract Sean, leaving to Kolin sort out how to protect the skull on his own. His solution involves sand, razor blades and Semtex.

Meanwhile, all has not been smooth sailing for Walter Gibson and his family. Rachel, his sister-in-law, is still on-again, off-again with the father of her daughter, little Caroline and a down on her luck friend of Christie has moved in with them all. To make matters weirder, it seems that a poltergeist with a penchant for stacking has manifested recently as well. What is a stage magician and budding psychic to do? Call Kolin, of course.

Hijinks ensue at little Caroline’s 1st birthday party, when the adorable little tyke turns out to be possessed by the same demonic water spirit that killed her grandparents. Mix in a new roommate with the Sight, creepy musical phone calls, reoccurring nightmares, sneaky paparazzi, outrageous offers to purchase the crystal skull and a visit from Sean’s outré grandmother and you begin to get the picture.

Refuge in Audacity
Episode 26


Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.…
- Revelation 9:2

When last we left our heroes, they had performed a dangerous ritual to locate the mysterious “Mel’s Hole” near Ellensburg, Washington, which they believe may be the resting place of one of the mythical thirteen crystal skulls. Now they prepare to enter the ‘bottomless’ pit and discover what actually lies within…

Cast: Franz Heinrich George von Pleyel, Kolin Donnarsen, Maximilian Calibur, Sean Flynn, P.I., and Winter Sabine Ravenscroft.
Special Guest Star: Danny Boy
In-Game Date: May 30th, 2012
Body Count: 1 (2 if you count Kolin, 11 if you count the locusts)


Tales from the Night 1
Episode 25 "Red Blizzard"


A group of stranded travelers in the back woods of Wyoming. A terrible November blizzard. Thanksgiving dinner and a kindly rural general practitioner. What could possibly go wrong?

Cast: Professor Erasmus Ward, Brian Young, Howard Johnson Duong, and Zecharia Sitchin Vaughn.
And Introducing: Doc Ramsey
In-Game Date: November 25, 2011
Body Count: 7 TPK


It seemed like a good idea at the time
Episode 24


During which our heroes uncover many secrets, including the possible location of one of the crystal skulls!

Cast: Sean Flynn, P.I., Maximilian Calibur, Dr. Ichiko Binder, Kolin Donnarsen, Franz Heinrich George von Pleyel
Also Appearing: Antonia ‘Toni’ Estève and Victor Logue
In-Game Date: May 4th through the 29th, 2012
Body Count: 0


Let my words be silver boxes (Finale)
Episode 23 "Then never to have loved at all"


A 180 year long string of domestic violence, a cursed music box and a creepy pawn broker make this a special holiday gift.

Cast: Winter Ravenscroft, Frank Pleyel, Dr. Ichiko Binder, Sean Flynn, P.I., Maximilian Calibur, and Walter Gibson
Also Appearing: Cain Enochian
With Special Guest Stars: The Man in the White Suit and Dr. Gideon, M.E.
In-Game Date: April 30 through May 4th, 2012
Body Count: 1


See also Local Headlines and A news article.

Let my words be silver boxes (Part I)
Episode 22 "Tis better to have loved and lost"


“I envy not the beast that takes
His license in the field of time,
Unfetter’d by the sense of crime,
To whom a conscience never wakes”

- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Cast: Winter Ravenscroft, Kolin Donnarsen, Frank Pleyel, Dr. Ichiko Binder and Sean Flynn, P.I.
Also Appearing: Christina Chiu, Antonia ‘Toni’ Estève, Deborah Fairfax and Sgt. ‘Billy’ Kubler
Special Guest Star: The Man in the White Suit
And Introducing: Maximilian Calibur and Cain Enochian
In-Game Date: April, 2012
(with some clean-up from the aftermath of the season one finale mixed in)
Body Count: 3


Things to do in Vegas with dead folks (Finale)
Episode 21 "Hot time in the ole town tonight!"


Caught between two powerful foes, can our heroes make their dodge rolls and win out over both?

Cast: Dr. Ichiko Binder, Frank Pleyel, Kolin Donnarsen, Sean Flynn, P.I., Winter Ravenscroft, and Walter Gibson.
Also Appearing: Soni, Mortimer Faust, “Milky Eyes”, Javier Estève, Magdalene “Maggie May” Bondurant, Detective Charlie Waage, Aloysius Estève, Antonia ‘Toni’ Estève, Ray Fenderson, and Detective Maska ‘Max’ Walking-Eagle
In-Game Date: 5 tense hours on March 13, 2012
Body Count: 14, including 1 of their own.


See also A scrap of news.