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Antlers, Colorado (shortened to Antlers, CO or just Antlers) is a web serial about Austin Jones, a budding medium with an attitude problem. Austin flees from his home in Havenwood, Pennsylvania in the year 1999, running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard Jones, follows him. But that's all in the prologue. The real story picks up in the fall of 2000, when Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, cut off from the family bank account by his older brother and shacking up with easygoing med student Otter Redford. In search of a job, Austin finds himself an unwitting consultant to Sheriff Monty Maxwell and her deputy Mac, who take advantage of Austinís psychic powers to unravel the origins of the strange cases that only seem to happen in Antlers.

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Antlers, Colorado (shortened ''Antlers, Colorado'' (often shortened to Antlers, CO ''Antlers, CO'' or just Antlers) ''Antlers'') is a web serial about Austin Jones, a budding medium with an attitude problem. Austin flees from his home in Havenwood, Pennsylvania in the year 1999, running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard Jones, follows him. But that's all in the prologue. The real story picks up in the fall of 2000, when Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, cut off from the family bank account by his older brother and shacking up with easygoing med student Otter Redford. In search of a job, Austin finds himself an unwitting consultant to Sheriff Monty Maxwell and her deputy Mac, who take advantage of Austinís psychic powers to unravel the origins of the strange cases that only seem to happen in Antlers.


* ShoutOut: Chapter One, which contains [[spoiler:a monster disguised as a motel worker]], features a blink-and-you'll miss it reference to Hotel California. May also be a reference to {{NanQuest}}.

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* ShoutOut: Chapter One, which contains [[spoiler:a monster disguised as a motel worker]], features a blink-and-you'll miss it reference to Hotel California. May also be a reference to {{NanQuest}}.Roleplay/{{NanQuest}}.


Anything from the currently running chapter will be marked as spoilers!

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Anything from the currently running chapter chapter, as well as major twists, will be marked as spoilers!



* AncientEvil: The lake entity qualifies as this.
* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each of the characters on the cast page has an illustration with a particular color assigned to them. Austin and Landis' carry over into the banner for Chapter Two.

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* AncientEvil: The lake entity [[spoiler:Crocell]] qualifies as this.
* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.
[[spoiler:summon Crocell.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each of the characters on the cast page has an illustration with a particular color assigned to them. Austin and Landis' carry over into the banner for Chapter Two. [[spoiler:Landis and Walker's carry over into the banner for Chapter Seven.]]



* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.
* DaylightHorror: Austin's fight with the skinwalker takes place at dawn.
* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, Otter is possessed by the lake entity.
* EyeScream: Mac's right eye is torn out by the skinwalker. Her ghost is still missing it.

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* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.
* DaylightHorror: Austin's fight with the skinwalker [[spoiler:the skinwalker]] takes place at dawn.
* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed [[spoiler:possessed by the lake entity; Crocell]]; in Chapter 4, Otter is possessed by [[spoiler:Otter suffers the lake entity.
same fate.]]
* EyeScream: Mac's [[spoiler:Mac's right eye is torn out by the skinwalker. Her ghost is still missing it.]]



* ItWontTurnOff: After the lake entity possesses a television to talk to Austin, the Paper Museum ghosts tell him there's no way to get the TV set to go back to normal unless he does what it says. Danton also reveals that several of Landis' books were possessed the same way, and Landis burned them when the text wouldn't go back to normal.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Mac's death towards the end of Chapter One, and the fact that Landis is not actually the villain of Chapter Two.

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* ItWontTurnOff: After the lake entity [[spoiler:Crocell]] possesses a television to talk to Austin, the Paper Museum ghosts tell him there's no way to get the TV set to go back to normal unless he does what it says. Danton also reveals that several of Landis' books were possessed the same way, and Landis burned them when the text wouldn't go back to normal.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Mac's death [[spoiler:Mac's death]] towards the end of Chapter One, and the fact that Landis [[spoiler:Landis is not actually the villain of Chapter Two.Two, and goes on to become the secondary protagonist.]] Also, [[spoiler:Walker being a DPR agent]] and the [[spoiler: demons that show up later.]]



* MagneticMedium: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity to possess him.
* MeatPuppet: Austin while being possessed by the lake entity.
* MurderWater: The lake behind Landis' house is possessed by an demon that requires a blood sacrifice twice a year to stay dormant.

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* MagneticMedium: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity [[spoiler:Crocell to possess him.
him.]]
* MeatPuppet: Austin [[spoiler:Austin and Otter while being possessed by the lake entity.
Crocell.]]
* MurderWater: The lake behind Landis' house is possessed [[spoiler:possessed by an demon that who requires a blood sacrifice twice a year to stay dormant.]]



* ShoutOut: Chapter One, which contains a monster disguised as a motel worker, features a blink-and-you'll miss it reference to Hotel California. May also be a reference to {{NanQuest}}.
* SinisterSurveillance: Richard implies in the Chapter Two epilogue that Austin's older brother Jacob may already have someone in the town of Antlers looking after Austin.

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* ShoutOut: Chapter One, which contains a [[spoiler:a monster disguised as a motel worker, worker]], features a blink-and-you'll miss it reference to Hotel California. May also be a reference to {{NanQuest}}.
* SinisterSurveillance: Richard implies in the Chapter Two epilogue that Austin's older brother Jacob may already have someone in the town of Antlers looking after Austin. [[spoiler: Confirmed in Chapter Three - it's Walker.]]



* SpookySeance: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Mac, just as it seems she's becoming more of a main character.

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* SpookySeance: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Mac, just as it seems she's becoming more of a main character.[[spoiler:Poor Mac.]]



* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.

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* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.[[spoiler:Crocell-Otter.]]


* AbandonedMine: [[spoiler:Setting for much of Chapter 4.]]

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* AbandonedMine: [[spoiler:Setting Setting for much of Chapter 4.]]



* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, [[spoiler:Otter is possessed by the lake entity.]]

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* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, [[spoiler:Otter Otter is possessed by the lake entity.]]



* MurderWater: The lake behind Landis' house is possessed by an evil, possibly ancient entity that requires a blood sacrifice twice a year to stay dormant.

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* MurderWater: The lake behind Landis' house is possessed by an evil, possibly ancient entity demon that requires a blood sacrifice twice a year to stay dormant.



* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, [[spoiler:Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.]]

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* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, [[spoiler:Austin Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.]]


Antlers updates every Friday over on its [[http://antlerscolorado.tumblr.com/post/93891622210/and-the-record-begins-with-a-song-of-rebellion Tumblr]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/51659327-antlers-colorado Wattpad]] pages. Each chapter deals with Austin and co. investigating some paranormal phenomenon or crime in or around the town of Antlers.

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Antlers updates every Friday Tuesday and Thursday over on its [[http://antlerscolorado.tumblr.com/post/93891622210/and-the-record-begins-with-a-song-of-rebellion Tumblr]] website]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/51659327-antlers-colorado Wattpad]] pages.page. Each chapter deals with Austin and co. investigating some paranormal phenomenon or crime in or around the town of Antlers.


* AbandonedMine: [[spoiler:Setting for much of Chapter 4.]]
* AncientEvil: The lake entity qualifies as this.
* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.



* CreepyCrows
* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.



* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, [[spoiler:Otter is possessed by the lake entity.]]



* ISeeDeadPeople



* MagicalEye: One of Austin's eyes allows him to see ghosts.
* MagneticMedium: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity to possess him.



* SerialKiller: Landis Holliday.



* SinisterSurveillance: Richard implies in the Chapter Two epilogue that Austin's older brother Jacob may already have someone in the town of Antlers looking after Austin. Maybe not as sinister as it seems, given that we haven't met Jacob yet and only know what Austin thinks about him.

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* SinisterSurveillance: Richard implies in the Chapter Two epilogue that Austin's older brother Jacob may already have someone in the town of Antlers looking after Austin. Maybe not as sinister as it seems, given that we haven't met Jacob yet and only know what Austin thinks about him.Austin.
* SpiritAdvisor: Richard for Austin.
* SpookySeance: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.



* MagicalEye: One of Austin's eyes allows him to see ghosts.
* AncientEvil: The lake entity qualifies as this.
* MagneticMedium: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity to possess him.
* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.
* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, Otter is possessed by the lake entity.
* SpookySeance: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.
* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.
* SerialKiller: Landis Holliday.
* AbandonedMine: Setting for much of Chapter 4.
* CreepyCrows
* ISeeDeadPeople
* SpiritAdvisor: Richard for Austin
* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.

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* MagicalEye: One of Austin's eyes allows him to see ghosts.
* AncientEvil: The lake entity qualifies as this.
* MagneticMedium: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity to possess him.
* TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, Austin [[spoiler:Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.
* DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, Otter is possessed by the lake entity.
* SpookySeance: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.
* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.
* SerialKiller: Landis Holliday.
* AbandonedMine: Setting for much of Chapter 4.
* CreepyCrows
* ISeeDeadPeople
* SpiritAdvisor: Richard for Austin
* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.
entity.]]


* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also [[the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.]]

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* CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also [[the the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.]]


* Cute Ghost Girl: Paper Museum qualifies; also [[the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.]]

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* Cute Ghost Girl: CuteGhostGirl: Paper Museum qualifies; also [[the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.]]


* SpiritAdvisor: Richard for Austin

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* SpiritAdvisor: Richard for AustinAustin
* Cute Ghost Girl: Paper Museum qualifies; also [[the benign ghost girl haunting the Antlers library.]]


* ISeeDeadPeople

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* ISeeDeadPeopleISeeDeadPeople
* SpiritAdvisor: Richard for Austin


* CreepyCrows

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* CreepyCrowsCreepyCrows
* ISeeDeadPeople


* AbandonedMine: Setting for much of Chapter 4.

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* AbandonedMine: Setting for much of Chapter 4.4.
* CreepyCrows


* SerialKiller: Landis Holliday.

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* SerialKiller: Landis Holliday.Holliday.
* AbandonedMine: Setting for much of Chapter 4.


* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.

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* BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.entity.
* SerialKiller: Landis Holliday.


* MagneticMediumSpoiler: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity to possess him.
* TrappedWithMonsterPlotSpoiler: In Chapter 4, Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.
* DemonicPossessionSpoiler: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, Otter is possessed by the lake entity.
* SpookySeanceSpoiler: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.
* BloodMagicSpoiler: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.

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* MagneticMediumSpoiler: MagneticMedium: Austin's power as a medium is what attracts the lake entity to possess him.
* TrappedWithMonsterPlotSpoiler: TrappedWithMonsterPlot: In Chapter 4, Austin and Rabbit are trapped in the mines with possessed Otter/the lake entity.
* DemonicPossessionSpoiler: DemonicPossession: In Chapter 2, Austin is possessed by the lake entity; in Chapter 4, Otter is possessed by the lake entity.
* SpookySeanceSpoiler: SpookySeance: In Chapter 3, the witches engage in a seance to summon the lake entity.
* BloodMagicSpoiler: BloodMagic: In Chapter 3, the witches use blood magic to summon the lake entity.

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