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HHbabyurnfileEdit

Description: F. Topper's patient history

Location: On a shelf/table in the storm cellar

Case No. 6: F. Topper

Patient History

Entry One:

Brought in by City Watch, hysterical. Carries an urn that contains the ashes of what authorities think might be her

own infant. Refers to self as Mama Topper. Could prove a difficult case to cure.

– Doctor Sandbridge

Entry Two:

Efforts to take the infant ashes away are always met with same self destructive behavior.  For now we see no harm in

allowing subject to carry them with her during a weekly walk in the Exercise Yard.  Inform Dr. Hascomb I approve the

use of his experimental heat therapy. 

- DS

HHbalconyPlqEdit

Description: Balcony plaque

Location:

Balcony

HHbirdgirlfileEdit

Description: C. Pins patient history

Location: In the Storm cellar near the generator

Case No. 7: C. Pins 

Patient History

Entry One:

Admitted to hospital for observation and treatment by her family. Completely unresponsive to questions or the presence

of others. Due to her sensitive age, recommend she be placed under Doctor Sandbridge's expert care. 

– Doctor Hanscomb

Entry Two: 

Told the family today that subject will never be well enough to return home. As proof, I showed them her cell, which 

of course is grotesquely outfitted in the same way as the murder scene. I believe on some level they were relieved.

- DS

Entry Three:

The board has decided to allow her continued visits to the Balcony with her 'bird house.'

HHclockfileEdit

Description: A. Solzer's patient history

Location:

Case No. 4: A. Solzer

Patient History

Entry One:

Patient admitted self to Shalebridge after a nervous episode. Probably not a danger to self or others. Will observe 

and allow patient to rest and recuperate. Will probably be released and be able to return to his clock-working job 

shortly. 

- Doctor Ranker

Entry Two:

Patient accidentally given electrical treatments with unfortunate consequences. Total psychosis. Extremely dangerous

to others. Unpredictable. Sandbridge recommends further treatments to mitigate results of initial treatments. Patient

may be allowed his clock-working tools to perform repairs in the Shock Therapy room only – under supervision, of course.

– Doctor Ranker

HHdancerfileEdit

Description: V. Elliot's patient history

Location:

Note: The Mechanist viktrola is a continuity error.[1]


Case No. 8: V. Elliot 

Patient History

Entry One:

Admitted into hospital by her late husband's family. Apparently they wanted to avoid the scandal of a murder trial,

especially since subject is completely unfit for public appearances of any kind. Recommend no glass or mirrors in her

cell. 

– Doctor Sandbridge.

Entry Two: 

Have decided to allow the monthly dance recitals subject performs for the children in the Lobotomy Theater. She uses

that old Mechanist viktrola of hers. However, these recitals should be supervised.  

-DS

Entry Three: 

Almost lost our Dancer today when she was left alone in the treatment room during one of Doctor Hanscomb's experiments.

We should be more careful, especially when the subject is from a wealthy family. 

-DS

HHdoctorjournalEdit

Description: A note on the orphan girl's murder and it's effect on other patients

Location:

The orphan girl's murder seems to have caused a sort of mass unrest with the patients. The White Hall patients are 

especially agitated. It's making it very difficult for the staff to search for the missing body. He's the instigator,

I know it. Somehow he manages to direct the others. King No-One. That name just feeds his deranged narcissism. 

Someone must have tampered with the medicines. Or he's told them all not to swallow their pills. This has to stop.  

If I have to go down there myself and manage the situation, then so be it. Another sleepless night! Two days without

their medications! The noise is near intolerable. I'll need to hire more orderlies if we're to get the situation back

under control.

HHdoctornoteEdit

Description: A letter from doctor Sandbridge to doctor Hanscomb

Location: On the floor behind the hall of records desk

Doctor Hanscomb - Another patient died today. Subjects should not be left alone, even for a brief period, during heat

remedies. I had to remind Pettihue of much the same thing regarding his new water cures. As repugnant as it may be, we

must collect data before, during, and after these experimental therapies in order to ascertain their soundness. 

Doctor Sandbridge

HHdooreightEdit

Description: Cell number 8

Location:

No. 8

HHdoorfiveEdit

Description: Cell number 5

Location:

No. 5

HHdoorfourEdit

Description: Cell number 4

Location:

No. 4

HHdoornineEdit

Description: Cell number 9

Location:

No. 9

HHdooroneEdit

Description: Cell number 1

Location:

No. 1

Seclusion Chamber

HHdoorsevenEdit

Description: Cell number 7

Location:

No. 7

HHdoorsixEdit

Description: Cell number 6

Location:

No. 6

HHdoorthreeEdit

Description: Cell number 3

Location:

No. 3

HHdoortwoEdit

Description: Cell number 2

Location:

No. 2

HHexerciseYardPlqEdit

Description: Exercise Yard plaque

Location:

Exercise Yard

HHfireladyfileEdit

Description: A. Wrenfeld's patient history

Location:

Case No. 9: A. Wrenfeld

Patient History

Entry One:

According to City Watch, patient was present at the scene of several fatal fires.  It seems unlikely that such a

slight and unintelligent creature could be capable of arson, however we agreed to observe and treat her if necessary. 

Subject assigned to the care of Doctor Pettihue.

Entry Two:

Treatments are ongoing. Little hope for reintroducing patient into normal society. For punishment of undesirable

behaviors, keep the subject in the dark for prolonged periods. To reward good behavior, may be allowed to light the

fire in the Lounge. Remember to remove fuel from her tinderbox afterward!

– DP

HHgoldteethEdit

Description: A letter from Desmond to Stu

Location: On a small shelf in the sleeping quarters (unlabelled tower, Outer Cradle).

Stu -  I got the whole thing worked out. First, ain't no need for you to worry, I found a real good hiding place for

the Bag of Gold Teeth. It's real hard to find, and anyway, it's in the morgue, and ain't nobody goes there, unless they 

have to, or they's dead. Know what I mean? I figure a couple more days, a week tops, and I'll have yanked enough gold 

teeth from these poor dead loonies, to buy us something real fancy. You just have to do your part, which is find us a

buyer. The kind that don't ask too many questions. I mean, you can't just walk into any old place and sell a bunch of 

gold teeth. Don't let me down.  

Desmond

HHgourmetfileEdit

Description: M. Gunter's patient history

Location: On a desk in the Staff Tower, first floor.

Case No. 2: M. Gunter

Patient History

Entry One:

Subject brought in by City Watch for observation. Found by officers eating a meal of questionable origin. Doctor

Hanscomb to take the case.

Entry Two: 

Experimental treatments going poorly. Cure unlikely. Subject allowed to move about the hospital with escort. Recommend

he be kept well fed at all times. Favorite area is the Meal Hall – may be allowed there as a reward for good behavior.  

Patient must not have access to metal utensils, especially knives. Blunt utensils only! Also, remind staff to 

discourage other patients from using Gourmet nickname.

- Doc Hanscomb

HHheatcurebookEdit

Description: Procedure of the Heat Therapy

Location: On a desk in the Treasurer's Office.

HHheatcurebook location

Heat Therapy to Ameliorate Dampness in Hyper-Emotive Patients

By Doctor William Hanscomb

Patients whom have lost touch with reality often have a marked dampness to their extremities - a clamminess of the 

hand, a sweatiness of the foot. These symptoms result from an excess of emotive humors that are trapped within the

individual due to bile deficiency. Although electrical regimes are often used with this type of patient, I have also

had great success with the application of heat. The heat must be of the dry variety, as hot water submersion only 

exacerbates symptoms by increasing emotive humors. The hot elements must be laid directly on the skin to draw away 

the excesses of moisture.

HHincidentreportEdit

Description: Incident report

Location: On a podium in the nursery room (past)

INCIDENT REPORT

Type of Incident: Death

Patients/Staff Members Involved: Lauryl S., Orphan

Witnesses/Informants: H. Drept, Orphan

Description of Incident: 

Two orphans were playing in the attic of the asylum area, when one of the patients must have killed the girl.  A

large amount of blood marks the scene of the incident, but no body has been found. A search is underway. The girl's

playmate, Drept, insists the killer was some sort of hag, a "gray lady" – not a patient. However, since he is just a

child, and without other witnesses or evidence to back up his story, we can only conclude that one of the patients

killed the girl, then hid the body.

Conclusion(s): 

We must enforce the no orphans near the White Ward patient rule!  We are lucky the girl has no family to make a fuss.

HHkingnoonefileEdit

Description: E. Poshtoll's patient history

Location: On a desk in the Staff Tower, first floor.

Case No. 1: E. Poshtoll

Patient History

Entry One:

Subject arrived via City Watch escort. Perpetrator of the infamous Tallow Man murders. Deemed unfit to stand trial. 

Wears wax mask to cover extreme facial deformities. Admitted for observation and treatment.

– Doctor Sandbridge

Entry Two:

Sedatives and electrical treatments ineffective. Possesses a cunning intelligence. Extremely dangerous. Refuses to 

answer to own name.  Other patients taken to calling him ‘King No-One'. Natural leader. Recommend be kept in Seclusion 

Chamber. 

– DS

Entry Three:

Tricked nursing staff into taking his medications. Nurse Sorrel dead. Nurse Lovewell remains in sick ward – we were unable 

to reach her before he disfigured her face. Where did he get the wax?
– DS

HHldiarydreptEdit

Description: Orphan's diary

Location:

When it's warm I'm going to take some chalk from the lesson room and make a hopscotch. Drept says he wants to play hide

and seek since we're stuck inside. I guess it'll be fun. But sometimes I'm scared to play up there.

HHldiarykitchenEdit

Description: Orphan's diary

Location: On the table in cell 2

We snuck into the kitchen and found some bread, but that fat man was in there with his forks and knives. He's the one

who shouldn't be allowed to wander around.

HHldiarynurseryEdit

Description: Orphan's diary

Location: On a podium in front of the Nursery Tower.

They moved us to the nursery tower. I guess they needed to make room for all those patients. Drept says not to cry so

much because it makes Miss Arthur mad.

HHldiarypictureEdit

Description: Orphan's diary

Location:

I didn't want to have my picture painted, but I was too scared to say no. I guess I did it right because he said I

sat good and still.

HHldiaryrulesEdit

Description: Orphan's diary

Location:

It was better before. There are too many rules to remember. Don't go here. Don't touch that. Don't talk to the patients. 

The doctors are just as scary as the patients. Miss Arthur says orphans shouldn't complain.

HHlenseguyfileEdit

Description: J. Nuvio's patient history

Location:

Case No. 5: J. Nuvio

Patient History

Entry One: 

Admitted to facility after a woman was attacked during a portrait sitting. Subject's studio filled with half finished

works and suspicious buckets of red fluid and other evidence of foul play. Recommend observation and treatment.

– Doctor Pettihue

Entry Two:

Subject caught attacking another patient who was sitting for a portrait. Recommend increasing electrical therapy to 

twice a day. Patient carries a telescope – possibly for voyeuristic behavior. Patient may be allowed supervised visits

to the Observatory – for now. Indulging these whims may not prove therapeutic.

Doc P.

HHlobbyPlqEdit

Description: Lobby plaque

Location:

Lobby

HHlobotomynoteEdit

Description: Letter from doctor Pettihue to doctor Ranker

Location: On the shelf under Ranker's surgical tools, lobotomy room

Ranker - I was impressed with your report on the botched lobotomies. Sometimes mistakes such as these are our greatest

learning tool. I shouldn't wonder that in the future they'll call this procedure the Ranker Lobotomy and use it on the

most difficult cases. I'd enjoy the opportunity to observe you performing one soon.

Pettihue

HHlobotomyPlqEdit

Description: Treatment Room B plaque

Location:

Treatment Room B: Lobotomy Theater

HHlockdownPlqEdit

Description: Portcullis plaque

Location: Beside the emergency jumper switch

Emergency Lockdown Portcullis

Can only be opened when power is restored

HHloungePlqEdit

Description: Lounge plaque

Location:

Lounge

HHmealHallPlqEdit

Description: Meal Hall plaque

Location:

Meal Hall

HHmorguePlqEdit

Description: Morgue plaque

Location:

Morgue

HHnurseryPlqEdit

Description: Nursery Tower plaque

Location:

Nursery Tower

HHobservatoryPlqEdit

Description: Observatory plaque

Location:

Observatory

HHpatientlistEdit

Description: White Hall Patient Register

Location: On the hall of records desk

Patient No. 1 - Cell 1 (Seclusion Chamber)

Wears a wax mask to cover his missing features.

Confined to the Seclusion Chamber.

Answers to name 'King No One'. Dangerous and intelligent.

Patient No. 2 - Cell 2 

Allowed to carry a set of blunt utensils.

Visits to the Meal Hall permitted, under escort.

Patient No. 3 - Cell 3

Keeps an unlit candle.

Patient has frequent episodes of sleepwalking that inevitably lead to the Morgue.

Patient No. 4 - Cell 4

Patient is allowed supervised access to his clockworking tools (in a wooden box).

He is allowed to perform repair tasks in the Shock Therapy room.

Patient No. 5 - Cell 5

Allowed to carry his telescope.

He is allowed to bring it up to the old Observatory once a month.

Patient No. 6 - Cell 6

Keeps the ashes of her stillborn child in an urn.

Permitted to take her baby for walks in the Exercise Yard.

Patient No. 7 - Cell 7

Patient is allowed to affix her wooden birdhouse to the Balcony, under supervision, twice a month.

Patient No. 8 - Cell 8

Permission has been granted for her to give dance recitals in the Lobotomy Theater with her viktrola.

Patient No. 9 - Cell 9

Permitted to keep her tinderbox, minus fuel.

Allowed to light the fire in the Lounge as a reward for good behavior.

HHrecordsPlqEdit

Description: Hall of Records plaque

Location: On the hall of records desk

Hall of Records

HHshockPlqEdit

Description: Treatment Room A plaque

Location:

Treatment Room A: Wet-Wrap and Shock Therapy

HHsleepwalkfileEdit

Description: S. Izen's patient history

Location: On a desk in the Staff Tower, first floor.

Case No. 3: S. Izen 

Patient History

Entry One: 

Delivered by City Watch under suspicion of murder. Patient has marked episodes of narcolepsy, during which sleepwalking

and other behaviors occur, with no recollection of events when awakened. Admitted for observation and treatment. 

- Doctor Pettihue

Entry Two:

Water treatments having good effect. Unclear whether the treatment itself is sound, or if the subject is merely feigning 

proper behavior in order to avoid further submergings. Patient allowed to keep an unlit candle. 

- Doc P.

Entry Three:

Patient caught sleepwalking in the Morgue. If patient is developing an affinity for the Morgue – could be useful to 

withhold access as punishment. 

– Doc P.

HHstaffTowerPlqEdit

Description: Staff Tower plaque

Location: Staff tower

Staff Tower

HHstormCellarPlqEdit

Description: Storm Cellar plaque

Location: On the wall beside the emergency lockdown gate

Storm Cellar

HHsurgicalkitEdit

Description: A letter from doctor Sandbridge to doctor Ranker

Location: At the reception desk in the lobby.

Doctor Ranker –

We all agree that lobotomizing several of the most violent cases may solve our uprising problem. Your Silver Surgical

Kit is already in the lobotomy theater, awaiting your arrival. Several of the other physicians will be observing today,

so that we can increase the number of procedures performed in the very near future. As you suggested, sometimes more 

can be learned from a surgery performed incorrectly, so we'll keep the training to a minimum. I had a chance to look over

your surgical kit. Custom made, eh?  Must be quite valuable. Don't let the patients know it's silver – it's sure to go

missing.

Sandbridge

HHtoAtticPlqEdit

Description: Attic plaque

Location:

To Attic

HHtreasurerPlqEdit

Description: Treasurer's Office plaque

Location:

Treasurer's Office

HHwhiteHallPlqEdit

Description: White Hall plaque

Location:

White Hall

HHwinehintEdit

Description: Letter from treasurer Riley to doctor Sandbridge

Location:

Doctor Sandbridge - I suppose I have you to thank for the bottle of wine that was delivered to my office. 

Gravecourt Red - not an easy vintage to come by, or afford. If you think this sweetens the little arrangement we

have – then you're right. It does. Perhaps we should drink this fine wine together and discuss the particulars.

Or perhaps it is too valuable to drink. Perhaps we should wait for a more special occasion. Until then it shall

remain in my office.

Regards, Treasurer Riley


ReferencesEdit

  1. TTLG forum post: Robbing the Cradle
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