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)
The group meets with Sir Jeffrey at the imposing headquarters of the Egyptian League. When asked, they all state that they do believe that a cult is responsible for the murders and that they at the very least think that the Fire of Re may exist - and if it does, it is too dangerous to let it fall into the hands of a cult.
Sir Jeffrey tells them that the Egyptian League will mount an expedition to Hermopolis Magna, supposedly for some excavations, but in reality to look for the Fire of Re and for the cult. Thomas is to lead the expedition and both Jasper and Richard agree to come as well. Since the situation in Egypt is a bit shaky at the moment, they will be accompanied by Captain Stuart Hayden of the 19th Royal Hussars and twenty of his men.
click for Cthulhu
Cats of Ulthar, anyone?
I'm enjoying Egypt. It's Jasper's first time abroad and despite the fact that he feels like a pawn in this game, he relishes the new experiences.
Player paranoia is starting to show. Our characters all suspect that they are being used and fear that they may be expendable. The presence of Captain Hayden does nothing to calm their suspicions. I'm fairly sure that the real problems will start once we have found what we're seeking (if we find it) because none of us is eager to hand the Empire such a powerful weapon, patriotism or not.