Daffyd (Dai) Ifans, 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
Last time, Cat and Dai were left with a handful of clues and the worrying feeling that things were far from over.
They decide to try and talk to Sir Reginald at the Anathaeum Club, but the club is very, very exclusive. Cat thinks she can get an invitation for Dai from a friend of hers, Sir Howard Kendrick, a well-known sculptor. Dai is not fond of the idea, but agrees and goes to buy himself some appropriate clothes. While those are in the making, he visits the Millenia Club where he and many other soldiers of the Rifle Brigade are members. He meets with Frank Ross, the partner of Malcom Grant, who is willing to talk about Malcolm. Ross cannot solve the mystery why Malcolm has sent the bullet to Dai of all people, but he does know that he was a technical genius with an interest in the occult that they shared. He offers to show Dai Malcolm's workshop.
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This was a classic Cthulhu adventure: we saw nothing and we feared everything. We could have found out much more and things could have gotten much more dangerous, I guess, but we tiptoed around because the threat of what was hiding below the surface of things was more than enough to scare us to death.
As a player, I of course wanted to investigate the Savile Club. Dai would have been happy with just destroying the workshop, he was not about to draw attention to them by poking around under the nose of Sir Archibald and thus the government. It may have been different if he didn't have Cat to think about, but I doubt it. Cat however was much more adventurous and he wasn't about to let her go alone. Part of it probably is that Cat is twenty years younger than Dai, but he's also much more cynical when it comes to the British government.
We took the shooting lessons into a play by email because this will not only be about learning how to shoot a revolver. I suspect they will learn quite a few things about each other. Although they have known each other for some time now, Dai has only recently begun to talk about his time as a soldier at all and what they will do at the gun range will be revealing, I think. Not to mention the erotic subtext involved here. If you don't believe that teaching someone to shoot can be erotic, take a look at this. No, this is absolutely not what Cat's shooting lessons will look like, I can promise you - Victorian times, remember. But still, Dai is in love with her and despite his considerable self-control, I'm fairly sure it will show.