5 years ago, Mr. Rothchild gave a young man 1500 pounds to make his way in the world and escape his soul-crushing poverty. James Silk, now having the manners of a gentlemen and a great deal of knowledge about psychic arts has returned to London, the dapper man about town. However, Mr. Rothchild has found that James Silk does not have any gratitude for the money he received, actually seeming to blame Rothchild for the act as though he had wronged him.
James silk is not one to take a perceived wrong lying down, and Rothchild has found it out. He has his own reasons for mistrusting the man and thinking he has something awful planned in the works. He has hired detectives to investigate the popular psychic expert and lecturer on the Occult, and Mr. Silk has associates and enemies in some darker corners of London who also have their own reasons for investigating the man.
It is up to a ragtag bunch of ordinary people from many walks of life; criminals, detectives, psychics, and social elites to uncover what Mr. Silk has planned and stop it, whether their reasons are of the noblest or the basest reasons.
This game is mostly a mystery with heavy intrigue and social overtones, requiring ability to write conversations but also probably requiring little ability to write combat or gore, there may be some slight violence, but if you are expecting this game to be like an action movie, you will be disappointed.This game is set in the decade of the 1900s in London, a time when interest in the occult was widespread and rampant and many felt there was significant credibility in reported psychic events. I say in this story psychic powers are real and there will be options for psychic characters, but I would appreciate non-psychics and can easily run the game without them at all in the cast.
Many of the aspects of the story, including the final shape of Silk’s plan will not be formulated until I have my cast so I can optimize this high-lcharacter-focused story.
This story is largely inspired by E. Phillips Oppenheim’s novel “The Moving Finger: Or, The Falling Star” (double title, not unsure about the name.)
Hosted and narrated by:
Zachary Ruffing (Rattannah)
Scenes played: 6
License: Community License