Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Journey with us to an alternative 1898, where history rubs shoulders with imagination. Where ‘what was’ is replaced by ‘what might have been’. Leagues of Adventures presents, for your edification – ‘The Dreaming Spires, episode one of the Great Game Campaign’.

“... A time when science itself stands poised to usher in a new golden age, or doom the world to terrible war.
In the ancient university of Cambridge, the scion of an aristocratic family has gone missing, unearthing a plot which threatens to plunge the British Empire into chaos.
Can the intrepid globetrotters solve the Cambridge conspiracy before it’s too late? What secrets lie hidden beneath its dreaming spires?”

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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:37 am

Jonathan, Rachel, Nellie, Roxburgh & Ponsonby

Unfortunately the coach can't move off immediately, Alf has the horses under control but Roxburgh is in the process of climbing down from his seat to fetch the dropped shot-gun. "Hold up... we can't leave the shotgun behind." Roxburgh's portly frame swings down from the front of the coach and picks up the fallen weapon.

"F.. follow those madmen! They shot at us.. drivin' to the Rozzers is more like it!" says a very unhappy Alf.

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You'll have to be persuasive... if you want to try and catch up. Ohh 'Rozzers' is slang for the cops.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:19 am

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"The most important thing is that we get back to Cambridge before they do," says Rachel. "whether we catch up to them and stop or pass them, or whether you know of a shortcut. The fate of the British Empire is at stake! I'm sure Her Majesty would be grateful for your service. We must all do our bit for our country. Your job is just to get us there. We'll take care of the rest."

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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:17 pm

Jonathan, Rachel, Nellie, Roxburgh & Ponsonby

As soon as Roxburgh climbs back up to his position on the outside of the carriage, a suitably eager Alf gets the horses moving. Turning right onto Barton road the 'Growler' picks up speed "I can't see any lights up ahead.. I can get ya to Trinity in fifteen minutes but I can't see them other fellows."

"He is right, there's no other carriages on this stretch of the road.."

The carriage will soon have to make a left turn to head north to Trinity College, you could take Grange Road which is the first left or carry on till nearly at the river Cam (another 300 yards or so). Which way?




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You're already in the 'outskirts' of Cambridge, Where you are now it's about half a mile, 'as the crow flies' to Trinity (Fen House would actually be located a little more than two and a quarter miles (by road) from Trinity. It wasn't until I checked a map that I realised how short the distances would actually be.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

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"Which way will get us back to Trinity College faster?" Rachel asks Alf, who is after all the expert.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:22 pm

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As their coach races down the road Jonathan begins to pack his pipe in hopes of having a smoke before they arrive back at Trinity.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:05 pm

OOC:   Run out of time! I'm away next week - will try to get the next scene started before the end of the week.  
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:01 am

Jonathan, Rachel, Nellie, Roxburgh & Ponsonby

Alf cracks the whip and takes a turn heading North "Aye... we'll be there in five minutes." Alf sounds relieved not to be following or 'hunting' the other carriage.

"No doubt those scoundrels carried on towards the river" Roxburgh says, he can't make out any lights ahead of them.

Edward moans and stirs, the recent jolting seems to have caused him some distress... his eyes open his mouth opens and in a croaking voice says three words "the Hidden God" before slumping unconscious once more.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:25 am

Spoiler:
Can Jonathan help him? He does have Medicine, with a specialization in First Aid.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:25 am

Spoiler:
You can always try :twisted: he needs medical attention for the head injury but he's in no immediate danger.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:33 am

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"See if you can do something to help him," Rachel says to Jonathan as she checks that her revolver is fully loaded. "I don't think his injury is life-threatening, but it would be helpful if he were able to speak coherently."
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:53 pm

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Jonathan nods at Rachel and says, "Alright, I'll see what I can do." Clenching his pipe between his teeth he moves over to Edward and begins to look at the head injury.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:00 pm

Jonathan, Rachel, Nellie, Roxburgh & Ponsonby

Jonthan examines Ponsonby's wounded head by the flicking light of an oil-lamp held aloft by Nellie; his fingertips probe the scabbed over wound and with an unsatisfied clucking of his tongue he lifts each of the unconscious youth's eyelids. "I think we have done all we can for the lad, there is no evidence of a fractured skull ... head wounds can be tricky, someone at Trinity can summon a doctor." Jonathan then covers the wound back up and takes his seat again.

A few moments later the carriage pulls up having reached the Great Gate on Trinity Street, "Righto, we're 'ere." says Alf and he ties off the reins and jumps down from his perch. Roxburgh clambers down, before he can do anything else the side door in the Great Gate opens and the familiar figure of Inspector Harcourt steps out, closely followed by Magsworthy and then a Police Constable.

Harcourt starts to speak but is beaten to it by Roxburgh "Ahh... Magsworthy..." he booms "Please summon medical assistance, we have Edward Ponsonby in the carriage... he has been hurt in an accident." he carries on ignoring the spluttering Inspector.

Alf has opened the carriage door and helped the ladies alight, "Gawd, 'e looks in a right state, I do 'ope 'e ain't bleedin' all over my seats!" the cab-driver sound quite alarmed.

With an encouraging nod from Roxburgh to Magsworthy the College Porter disappears back into the gate house.

Harcourt steps over to the carriage and pulls Alf out of the way and peers inside.. "This looks very serious.." with those words you are aware of the Police Constable stepping over to stand behind you "So then... what happened here then?" Harcourt asks, pulling out his notebook from his coat pocket.

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the four successes are enough to let you know that there's not much you can do and Ponsonby needs proper medical attention.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:23 pm

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"There's not a moment to lose, Inspector!" says Rachel. "We've discovered that there is to be an attempt on the chancellor Sir William Vernon Harcourt's life at the Apostle's Dinner! We must warn him of the danger!" It occurs to Rachel that it is likely that the chancellor is related to the inspector in some way, as they share the same surname.
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Re: Episode Two - The Plot Thickens..

Postby carnage_lee » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:23 am

Spoiler:
Whoops! I'd forgotten that that piece of information had already been given up (far too early in the adventure IMHO) - that rather changes what I had planned for the next scene :cry: I'll have to come up with something else...
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