Scully & Sutherby

Casefile 002
Death in Blackpool

With The Palace closed for renovation Sutherby needed an engagement and MI7 had rumblings of strange goings on in Blackpool.

Sutherby was sent to audition for The Winter Gardens with his new man servant (Scully) in tow.

Scully had heard from his friend Koad of strange goings on in Blackpool especially at night.

And it was on the beach that they were attacked…

The reanimated dead (Seemingly augmented by technology came from the sea. Investigation at daybreak and low tide revealed an outflow pipe seemingly leading to the Towers Hydrolic accumulator.

The line led the hidden lab of Dr. Heinrich Kemmler. Further investigation and work led to the discovery that Kemmler was working on a longevity formula based on a herb found in the Congo.

His Lazzerus formula it turned out would revivvify the dead but also required the addition of technological componants and large quantities of electricity.

A firefight ensued and Kemmler was victim of his own refined process. His notes however had already been sent to the Queens physician Dr. Adolphos Fabian.

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Casefile 001 (conclusion)

The Demon doll Colldii escaped in to the theatre. The two investigators further investigated Drossels Caravan. Here they found the true darkness of the Marionetts. They were crafted of the skin and skeletons of children.

following the second house the following night the Mysterious MI 7 swept in arresting Drossel and damaging the Demon Doll that fled in to the night.

MI7 Recruited the Two men and sent them to of all places Blackpool.

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Casefile 001

From the memoirs of Mr Edward Sutherby Excerpt 1

The first house performance had gone rather well. I was still congratulating myself on a job well done and preparing for the second house performance when the evening took a turn towards the peculiar. At this point of course I had no idea how peculiar things would become, like all the others in the Palace Theatre I was simply astounded and intrigued by the headline act, Herr Drossel’s Little Town Of Marionettonsvile. What appeared to be a manikin the size of a man conducted a plethora of smaller child sized manikins in a four et of dance like movements around the miniature town set and I could identify no strings or mechanical sounds from my place in the wings.

Though astonishing something about the whole affair set me ill at ease. I even opened up my senses at one point to see if I could identify anything out of the ordinary but was left with the impression that what I was seeing was certainly mundane and I simply could not figure out the trick. This vexation certainly had its affect on me as my second house performance was certainly less than note worthy. My vexation was confounded further when in the second performance Herr Drossel’s troupe seemed to have gained an extra performer. A small rag doll had joined the original troupe in their capers but I could see no reason as to why this additional participant had been added as it did not affect the performance in the slightest.

The following day I returned to the theatre still puzzled and with the hope of meeting Drossel to discuss his act and my puzzlement. The press were present and all talk was unsurprisingly of the Austrian and his puppets. After a few words to the amassed reporters about how unfortunately Herr Drossel’s character was as much of a mystery to me as it was to everyone else I managed to politely excuse myself and make my way inside. After discussions with both the stage manager, Toolie, and the theatre manager, Mr Garrak I was able to ascertain that Herr Drossel had not been seen since shortly before commencement of the second house the previous night. He had left his puppets in the headline dressing room and I resolved to investigate these wonders that had me so unsettled.

My mood was not improved when I noticed a small red stain on the stage which looked suspiciously like blood. Something simply did not add up about the whole affair. It was around this moment that I made a new acquaintance. One Mr Harrison Scully had also noticed the stain and we both agreed that it was rather queer. He suggested we go and take a look at the puppets and as a gentleman I felt it only right that I give Mr Scully a thorough tour of the theatre.

Upon entering the room my senses began to fire. The tell tale malady of hauntings clung to the puppets like damp clings to one of the unfortunates living on the street in the east end. I could not believe I had not sensed it before. It was then I heard the sound of wood on wood. Scully and I turned and were faced with the polished blank wooden face of the man sized manikin staring back at us with eyes unseen. Unseen that is by most, my heightened senses now revealling to me the true nature of the thing that stood before us. I looked in to a visage so terrifying it would have turned the hair of even the most stead fast beast man white as it looked back at me with eyes burning brightly with demonic malice.

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'arry speaks

“an incident involving my trousers”, well a’int we being all la de da tonight. The ‘orrible little midget didn’t know how his own trick worked. Being prodded in the buttocks with a blade isn’t my idea of a good night out, good thing for Mister Garrak that I know ’ow to put on a performance.

I was only up on stage in the first place because the Colonel thought it would be fun to volunteer me, I tell you, if he didn’t pay well, I’d be out of his employment like a shot — despite everything we’ve been through.

It was ‘is idea for me to go snooping around the theatre too. That’s how I ran into Mister Sutherby, yes, him with the voice. He was poking around the same sorts of things that I was taking an interest in, so I suggested a pooling of resources. Always useful to have a look out when you’re going somewhere you ain’t supposed to be.

I weren’t counting on being caught with me hands around a bloody puppet just as a man sized wooden monster turned up though.

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Puppet Masters

It begins as so many things do with a night at the theatre, the Palace Theatre to be exact, as run by Mr. Jacob Garrak.

The bill for the evening featured both Edward Sutherby and The Little Town Of Marionettonsvile presented by Herr Johan Drossel. While the stage magician “The Amazing Alvan” brought the house down when he was chased from the stage by Harrison Scully durring his “Sword Box” trick following an incident involving Scully’s trousers and an aformentioned sword.

During the second house Sutherby noticed the addition of a doll to the line up of the show. At the same time Scully heard rumours of children vanishing from the streets.

The following morning saw a visit to Lt. Col Thomas Makepeace by Archibald Kempston who set Scully to investigate the governments suspicions about Drossel and his show. Whilst Sutherby delt with press men outside the Palace. Drossel hadn’t been seen since after the second house.

On his way to meet Garrak Sutherby found a blood stain on the stage. Later he met with the new stage hand Harry Scully. The two of them went on to investigate Drossel’s dressing room and its population of puppets.

The physical examination revealed one to be heavy wet and slightly sticky. Slicked with blood.
Sutherby however has seen the energies of a haunting sorrounding them. The two were then aproached by the demonic appering puppet Collodii

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