Cast of Characters:
Thomas Roquefort, American, archaeologist and adventurer, recently arrived in London after an expedition to Egypt
Richard George Thomas Lumley, second son of the Earl of Scarbrough
Jasper Burnside, physician and in the last two years something of a hermit. It's common knowledge that he has lost someone close and there are rumours aplenty for those willing to listen (he's my character)
After the audience, the group splits and heads towards home. All except Richard, who does a spot of breaking and entering.
On Monday, Thomas goes to visit his friend Neil, a librarian at the university. They haven't seen each other in a while and spend some time catching up until Thomas tells of his latest adventures and is met with disbelief and then fascination from Neil. It turns out Neil reads German and can be of some assistance with the book by Dümichen.
Jasper goes for a walk, investigates Cleopatra's Needle without any obvious results and then meets with Lady Catherine to do some research at the East End. He finds that Catherine is fairly comfortable with that seedy and dangerous part of town, more than he himself is for sure.
explore the East End
The plot thickens. The group spent much of the time apart from each other, but I suspect that things will be moving much faster when we meet at the Yard and compare.
Neil the librarian is a hilarious character that was created more or less on the spot between the GM and Thomas' player. He turned from merely a name into a lanky, red-haired Englishman with an overboarding and occasionally cringe worthy enthusiasm for the American way of life. It was like watching a bit of improvisation theatre. Well yes, good roleplaying always is, but I really enjoyed seeing this character emerge from just the concept of "is friends with Thomas because he likes the US".