-- 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419 --
-- 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419 --
We have set up two investigative basecamps on the site of what was known to be a small mining town called Carrion Ridge. After extensive research and interviewing numerous locals, we learned Carrion Ridge was the last known settlement visited by the infamous Elder Shaw's "Miraculous Medicine Show". Our findings show that in 1822 the citizens of Carrion Ridge became hostile and some sort of 'outbreak' or plague turned the townspeople into mindless fiends.
Though the history is vague, our psychic has communicated with apparitions that show a bloody tortured town that turned upon itself. Our team has found documentation that proves this to be one of the largest unexplainable massacres in American history. The deeper our team digs into the history of Carrion Ridge and Elder Shaw, the more evidence we find of dark times falling upon every town that was left in the wake of Elder Shaw's "Miraculous Medicine Show."
Our psychic's visions have led our team to researching the history of Elder Shaw only to find notes of his show appearing in various towns peddling "Legacy Tonic - a cure-all for the ages." There are brief medical documents that report the elixir's addictive properties would intoxicate customers and have them begging for more. Negatively, the elixir's substantial side effects include the amplification of savage, murderous behavior. There are trace reports claiming complete physical transformations in those who consumed the elixir - mutations of hideous proportions.
Our psychic claims she has seen some of these beings lurking in her visions; inhuman shadows that stalk her when she visits the sites.
We continue to piece together information about Elder Shaw. Local history tells of an alchemist named the "Oracle" and a sinister beastly man named Long Tom who was Elder's bodyguard. We do know that all three met their end during the bloodbath of Carrion Ridge. Our psychic also has numerous visions of a group known as the "Harbingers" that undoubtedly ended the traveling medicine show at Carrion Ridge.
We found a culmination of paranormal activity manifesting every 64 years from the original 1822 massacre. The number 64 seems to be a constant of some kind, because our psychic has visions of 64 which also equals the number of people massacred in 1822. In 1886 there are numerous witness statements that speak of three people that resembled Elder Shaw, the Oracle, and Long Tom wandering the area - as well as numerous sightings of malefic apparitions and even physical harm done to people who were visiting the area. Again in 1950 there are documents of "fiendish activities" and the appearance of what used to be Carrion Ridge illuminating where it once stood. As the 64th anniversary now passes again our team is prepared to meet the pinnacle of paranormal activity and face the return of Carrion Ridge, Elder Shaw's "Miraculous Medicine Show" and the Harbingers.
We hope to uncover the truth of the demise of Carrion Ridge and the Dark Legacy of Elder Shaw.
Lead Paranormal Investigator
The epitome of greed, it was his Mine that began the town of Carrion Ridge. His cruelty was matched only by his genius. His steam powered inventions such as the rock grinder and his digger claw are rumored to be the beginning of the industrial revolution. He would use any means necessary to find the gold hidden within the mountain. Where his inventions would fail, his forced labor would succeed no matter how many died to achieve his goal.
A complete mystery, he serves as Elder Shaw’s body guard, sentry, provides the “raw materials” , i.e. victims for Oracle, so that she may perform the ritual required for the brewing of Legacy Tonic.
A group of vigilantes that joined forces to pursue and bring swift justice to Elder Shaw and his entourage. They wear burlap type masks which resemble scarecrows. (Sliders)
Nothing is known of Elder Shaw, but that death follows him like a morbid shadow. He is charismatic to a fault, perhaps too much so, like an evil clown who puts on his face paint to lure the innocent. He drove his Medicine Wagon all across the South East in the early 1800’s, selling his Legacy Tonic; a concoction of his own design that apparently amplified the human emotions and personalities to the point of pure madness. Each town he visited destroyed itself, the citizens ripping each other apart when left to their own devices. He met his end at Carrion Ridge at the hands of the Harbingers; or did he? He spread his tonic like a disease.
Billy was once a legendary hunter and trapper from Carrion Ridge. After an unfortunate encounter with a grizzly bear; he was left for dead with his face nearly torn off his skull. Legacy Tonic brought Crowder back to life and into his new career of trapping innocent souls for Oracle and Elder Shaw.
Oracle was the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter bought at an early age by Elder Shaw from a family of gypsies. Her skills with Tarot cards, and reading palms make her useful to Elder Shaw’s Miraculous Medicine Show, but it is her knowledge of Mysticism and witchcraft make her invaluable. She provides the key ingredient to Legacy Tonic; Drawing the essence of the life from a dying corpse so that it may be bottled.
A mercenary for hire with at least 23 notches on his whip; Cold to the Core; Boggs has a brutal reputation of killing for money. Mr. Jester hired him to protect his mine and gold at all cost.
Escaped London, England en route to the United States after numerous charges and trails of bodies led back to him. Upon his arrival in the States he returned to his sadistic ways and was found guilty of more murders and brought to swift justice at the end of a chain being pulled by a train. Oracle collected his body and within the essence of Legacy Tonic, The Gentleman Butcher was reborn to do her bidding.
Rose owned The Gem the only saloon in Carrion Ridge. She always longed for a family, and after being influenced by Shaw’s Tonic; she made one. She would over take her patrons by drugging them, and hide them away in a secret chamber within the Gem. To later be tortured and played with. A family of corpses to obey her every desire.
A mountain of a man and the local butcher. His lack of intelligence was replaced by an unmatched sense of Ferocity, he became a killing machine. He removed his own arm and replaced it with blades and covered his childish face with the head of a dead pig.
A slacker, drunk, and bum, his lethargy was enhanced to the point he found himself bound in a primitive straight jacket furnished from chains and now ironically fights to break free.
Before the coming of Shaw, scratch was often overlooked and left alone with his voices. This made him the keeper of the secrets within the town. The Tonic amplified his madness to an unheard of degree. He fashioned a mask from spare parts and skins, using his knowledge of secret pathways and shadows of the town to strike down his victims, once again unseen.
Rumored to be the son of Mr. Jester he was born in the mines. It is said he was an adult the first time he saw the sun and clawed his own eyes out from the pain. Being born to darkness he could find his way through the mines without eyes, but continued to try to rake them out until Mr. Jester fashioned a cage he locked around his head. Rath served as one of Jester’s labor masters, his frightening appearance often serving as enough of a tool to achieve the task.
Talbot began his career as a paranormal investigator at an early age, due to an encounter he refuses to speak about. His P.H.D. in Paranormal Psychology and the Fact that he had gathered more proof of the supernatural than any of his piers was reason enough for the Cerberus Industries to recruit him to head their team. He takes his position seriously, and even though he thinks Cerberus has their own agenda, he feels they afford him the best opportunity to continue his research.
Maevus was recruited by Cerberus at 13. Even then her psychic abilities were unmatched. Often completely overcame by her visions of the dead, she is a wild card, but useful tool for Edgar Talbot. She often comes across as aloof, strange, and even uncomfortable to be around. She has been described as peering into your soul even with just a glance.
US Marshall that has been in pursuit of Elder Shaw for quite some time. A victim that survived the Legacy Tonic with minor side effects. He joined forces with the Harbingers as they continued their pursuit and swift justice upon Elder Shaw, Long Tom and Oracle.