Fenwood Gazette

Oliver Irving- "Burn Boy"

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One of the most bizarre residents of Valley Park was Oliver Irving, known to the locals as "Burn Boy". Horribly disfigured while attempting to set a barn fire in 1919, this wretched child became a town outcast. The mere sight of his melted grimace caused even the bravest men to turn there heads away in fright. Regardless of his mutilated face, Oliver found acceptance by crafting a various collection of papier-mâché masks to conceal his ghastly deformities, and soon became a form of freakish entertainment to the townsfolk. Each mask he wore brought out different personalities in Oliver. Sometimes he was a jester, an old man, or even...

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The Fenwood Coven of 1933

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Pictured above is the notorious Fenwood Coven of 1933. (Left to right: Hilda, Mariana, Brigitta, and Elena Boszorkány) These sisters were the 3rd and last generation of witches to terrorized the good citizens of Valley Park. Only working together could they match the power of Mildred Payne, whom they tried but failed to recruit into their evil circle. It is believed that this unholy quartet was incinerated in the great Asylum fire of 1933-undoubtedly caused by Mildred herself as retaliation for an unknown offence. *(On a side note, we have noticed the appearance of a shadowy figure wearing a hat in many of our old photos...

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Mildred the Protector

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(Young Mildred, age 3, watches vigilantly over Mother Rose in the garden. 1916)   Mildred Payne was an extremely gifted child. At an early age she demonstrated talents that far surpassed those of her Gypsy mother, Rose.(Mother Rose was said to have been stalked by a presence known only as "Omul", however, Mildred's ability to "see" the spirit world so clearly kept potentially harmful entities at bay.)For this reason, THE DEAD FEARED MILDRED............

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Rites of the Virgins

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During the early 20th Century, the Pagan Sisterhood flourished here at Fenwood.   We have learned that young Rose Payne, future mother of Mildred, was inducted into the cult at age 14.   In this previously unreleased photo, we see 14 year old Rose (3rd girl in from right), fresh as a flower, frolicking with her virgin sisters during the Summer Solstice of 1902.   Little did she know that sunshine would be scarce in her life from this day forward...

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The Uncanny Rose

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A previously unknown photograph has come to the attention of Fenwood Asylum, filling some gaps about what we know of Mildred Payne's mother, Rose.The photo depicts a young Rose (age 16) at what appears to be some sort of dinner, along with two unidentified women.From the looks of the photo, we now suspect that Rose may have dabbled in witchcraft herself, although we can only speculate on the extent of her powers.Although we know that she was of gypsy decent, we may be able to piece the puzzle together better once we learn Rose's maiden name.*Rose was found murdered behind a tool...

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