Daffyd (Dai) Iffans, retired soldier of the British Indian Army (Rifle Brigade), now part-time writer for a Socialist newspaper, with an interest in the East End
Catherine (Cat) Kincaid, journalist and daughter of a well-known scientist
The place: London
The time: April 1890
Cat notices that her cab is going in the wrong direction and at high speed at that. When the driver doesn't stop (and apart from that is also not the driver she hailed), she starts whacking him with her umbrella. The man brings the cab to a sudden stop and Cat is thrown from her seat, right at the feet of two other men. All thoughts of flight are squashed by the fact that the cab has stopped in a dark courtyard, with the men blocking the exit.
Cat is told by a well-dressed gentleman that she has the choice of either being his guest or his prisoner. He makes it very clear that he couldn't care less whether she lives or dies as long as she serves her purpose as bait for Dai. So she chooses to accompany the men on her own volition and is brought to some store room and tied to a chair. The driver, his name is Ed, and another man stay behind to guard her, the gentleman leaves.
click for adventure
Okay, that went in a different direction that I expected and Dai seriously wonders whether he shot the wrong brother back in Burma. And the thing with the bullet only he could open. Call me paranoid, but that doesn't bode well.
You may or may not have picked up on the fact that Dai has fallen in love with Cat. He'd rather cut off his hand than tell her or act upon it, but how successful he really is at hiding it... We talked about it after the game and the player told me that Cat did indeed notice (I'm not surprised), but is unsure what if anything to do about it. It's something that has been part of the game without ever being spoken about or acted upon for a while now and we intend to keep it that way. Let's see what happens.