[OOC] Ok, to cut a long story short, between you, you find out the following information:How old were the children?
“Joey is 12, and his sister Annabelle is 15. And what do you mean, 'were'?”Do they have any pictures of the children? JoeyAnnabelleDo they have a history of running off like this?
“No. They’re good kids – they study hard, do their chores and avoid the troublemakers.”Can we speak with the parents about it?
“That’s a bad idea. They’re already hysterical with worry, and if you start prodding them with questions, their mother may well suffer some sort of breakdown. She’s barely holding it together as it is. Their father, John, has closed himself off completely. He’s practically catatonic.”Also, are there any known unpleasant groups that operate in this area?
“Nobody really that organized. South is Ranger territory, based around the old Madison gardens, and north is patrolled pretty heavily by a group of vigilantes out of Riker’s Island. Of course, there are nomadic raiders and slavers everywhere, but nothing permanent that we know to.”What the hell is 'the tangle'?
“It’s the dark heart of Old Manhattan. We think it used to be a strip of communal farmland running down the middle of the island, and including the overgrown surrounding streets, it’s about three miles long and a mile wide. No-one lives there; it’s too hostile. The children sometimes dare each other to play in the Tangle’s periphery, but that never ends well. There are things there that are better left undisturbed, unless it’s absolutely unavoidable.”