Part 4: Sins of the Fathers 4: Voodoo History and You!Part 4: Voodoo History and You!
(Author's note: I realized how much you guys and gals are missing out on the music because of STUPID, STUPID DOSBOX! I HATE YOU!...So, I'm going to get some more music tracks up in this bitch! Enjoy and on with the show!)
So Gabriel stumbles out of bed yet again.
Good morning. Dont you look swell today actually, swollen.
Seriously, you look like hell. Your hair is sticking straight up like a Oh. It always does that. Never mind.
Did you dream about the fire and the hanged guy and that lion thing last night?
Leopard, not lion. Did you get anything on Malia Gedde?
Well, I did get her address, but youre a little out of your league here, big fella. The Geddes own three local hospitals, just to name a few of their assets. They run in VERY high circles.
Did you get an address?
I got the address. I suppose this has nothing to do with the fact that Malia Gedde is incredibly gorgeous. I should have known you wouldnt go for a rich, UGLY socialite.
And that address is ?
Hey, far be it from me to postpone your total humiliation. Its 557 W. Ingrahm. Thats the Garden district. Estate city.
Thats all I wanted to know. And yes, my dear, Malia Gedde is the most dangerous-looking diversion Ive EVER seen. Ouch!
So first well do what were supposed to do every day check the newspaper.
I feel a dark star rising all right! Grrrowl!
As silly as this dialogue is, I cant help but love it because, well, CAJUN TIM CURRY. Anyway, something I guess I should have done earlier ( ) is look at the books on the shelf against the wall. Theres a section Secrets of Unsolved Ancient UFO Mysteries (Wonder if theres a section on surviving a nuclear blast in a fridge?), and a set of German books that belonged to Gabriels grandfather, which feature this poem:
Drei Drachen kriechen in meinen Schlaf,
die Seele wolln sie lebendig zum Frass.
Feurigen Atems, gespaltener Zunge
geniessen sie jedes Mahl.
Three dragons creep into my sleep,
the spirit wanting life in its repast.
Fiery breath, forked tongue
they enjoy each meal.
Thats nice. Kind of creepy, though. Whos the author?
Lets see Heinz Ritter. Heinz Ritter! No wonder it gives me chills.
If you dont remember why it would give Gabriel chills, look back in Part 2. Theres also a book on snakes which Gabriel flicks through, mostly concerning how constrictor snakes sense vibrations.
Hmmm. Did you know that medieval legends about dragons and giant worms are actually based on snakes? You know, dragons, devils, sea monsters-theyve always been associated with snakes.
Grace, get a life.
Anyway were off for another day of exploring scenic New Orleans! And seeing as he wasnt there yesterday, lets go meet Dr. John, owner of the Voodoo Museum.
The Voodoo Museum
So theres the man himself, and as you can see, hes a damn big guy. Well, he should be, because hes Michael Dorn!! So we have Cajun Tim Curry and Haitian Worf. This game is amazing.
Welcome, my friend.
I am the proprietor, Dr. John. If you have any questions, I will be happy to assist.
Great. My name is Knight, and Ill probably take you up on that. Quite a place you have here.
Thank you, Mr. Knight. I have dedicated myself to the preservation of this unique culture. It is gratifying to see others reap the fruits I have sown.
Enough small talk, lets interrogate! And this gives us a big history lesson on Voodoo, so I really recommend you watch the video because its interesting as hell. Dr. John denies knowing anything about cabrit sans cor, but over the course of the info dump, we learn that the most powerful Voodoo Queen was Marie Laveau, and she is added to our list of topics to question people about. He also refers us to a local Voodooienne (Voodoo Priestess) named Magentia Moonbeam. Yeeaaaah. And shes about what you expect with a name like that, but well meet her later. First, lets visit the last location we didnt get a chance to on day 1, the cemetery.
On the way out of the museum, Gabriel gives the wishing stump a rub.
St. Louis Cemetery #1
And here we are. The tomb in front of us is actually supposed to be Marie Laveaus tomb. We can take a closer look at the markings.
I want a copy of these strange marks.
So we copy them into Gabriels sketchbook. Now we need to go track down the groundskeeper who wanders around randomly through the cemetery.
Oh good, he didnt go far.
Im sorry to bother you
Yeah? What can I do for you?
You must enjoy the company of dead folks.
Unlike the living, they aint never given me any reason to dislike them none.
Interrogation time! The groudsman, Toussaint Gervais, doesnt have a lot of new info for us beyond telling us that the Laveau tomb always has weird markings and offerings left around it, as does another tomb, one of the great family tombs as he puts it, and lets drop that once he even found a severed penis there. Yuck. Also, Dr. John is at the cemetery almost daily. Interesting. Well check out the rest of the cemetery then.
Gee, I wonder WHICH tomb that might have been that Gervais was talking about?? Well, lets call it for now, and next time well go visit Magentia and it will be the doofiest part of the game, I assure you.
(Side note: Sorry for the general lack of snark that my previous LP's have had...this game is THAT good, and you really should pick it up right now.)