9:40 P.M.

"The End" by the Doors emanates ominously from the ballroom.

You stand doing nothing.

The policeman takes you by the arm and pulls you into the hall, where you see Cleopatra and Red Sonja, also accompanied by policemen.

There is a sudden commotion as paramedics and policemen emerge from the master bedroom, carrying a body on a stretcher. The face is covered with a sheet.

The paramedics carry the corpse down the stairs, then the policemen urge you to follow them, pulling you along by the arm.

You descend into the front hall and see the corpse being loaded into a waiting ambulance, which quickly speeds away. The policemen usher you, Cleopatra and Red Sonja through a door in the west wall.

You step into a large, two-story library, filled with comfortable, leather-bound furniture. Ladders on rollers are positioned around the room, giving access to the high walls of books. A narrow catwalk runs along the perimeter, one story up, and there is a door in the north wall on the second floor.

Alicia (the Sexy Vampire) is sitting in the corner with her head in her hands.

After a moment, Brother Vadge is brought into the room, followed a short time later by Brother Nitrous, Bernadette (the cat woman), and Icy Hot. Behind them come three people who are dripping wet and wrapped in towels: Amanda (Little Red Riding Hood), Gus (the Viking), and Governor Asher.

Next comes Brother Sputum, the Grim Reaper, Brother Foooz and Jack Marston (the Sheik), followed by Brother Puris, the Big Bad Wolf and Mike Wellman, who looks like he's been crying.

After that, the policemen all step out of the room, closing the doors behind them.

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