Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

The Letter
An offer from Gordon Pembridge

Gordon Pembridge Consulting Services

You hear a familiar clang, followed by a single chime of the bell which signals the arrival of a tube. Great, another rejection letter.
But the extra heft to this message gives you cause for hope. You crack open the tube and turn its contents out onto the table.
You unfurl the cover sheet to see the letterhead of a “Gordon Pembridge Consulting Services”. You don’t remember approaching them.
You read the letter.

To whom it doth certainly concern,
Gordon Pembridge Consulting Services (GP) is a company that takes care of things. All kinds of things. We have completed many prestigious contracts for wealthy private clients, corporations, and the Crown. We have operations domestic, and international.
GP requires people with certain skills. Your skills.
You see, we here at GP know you. We have been watching. We believe that your skills will be invaluable to us and the letter you now hold in your hand constitutes an offer of employment.
To accept this offer, please sign the enclosed contract of employment, and return it in the reply paid tube supplied. We hope you will be satisfied with the terms enclosed herein.

Sincerely,
Admiral Willard Andrew Havisham, Esq.

You leaf through the contract to the remuneration, thirty-two hundred shillings a month. A generous wage for just about anyone. And would be considered a reasonable stipend for those more comfortable types. The job description contains lots of clauses that absolve GP of any liability for bodily, mental, or magickal harm….. and many other minor details for sure.

It strikes you that you have never even heard of Gordon Pembridge. And yes, you are certain now that you didn’t approach them.

The pack says if you accept, you are to attend a GP function at St. James Park, 25th January 1889, 7pm. That’s one month away. Enough time to prepare yourself for such a formal engagement……

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And Away We Go!

A meeting with Gordon Pembridge

in which

Our Heroes are Accosted by Sailors

and

Sent Off to Do The Needful

followed by

Vandalism of Private Property

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Session 2: Mech'in it Up

A Quick End to a Factory Manager

followed by

Mr. Graves’ Magnificant Magic Show

And

A Visit Paid to Hammond Research and Development

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The Time In Between

After storming the Imperial Gasworks and blowing up Cobb’s submarine, everybody regroups aboard the Sylvia.

Admiral Havisham -
“Well it would appear we have plenty here to prove that Lord Bishop was coerced into signing over his patent. We have the contracts and plans from the Hammond R&D offices, as well as two material witnesses. We will turn all of this over to the local authorities, and our contract with Lord Bishop should be fulfilled. You had thirty days boys, you did it in three. That’s some good work.”

tokes pipe
motions to Arturo to get him a drink

“We will meet at the usual place next month and issue you with your next assignment, until then, here are your pay packets, take some time for yourselves – we’ll send you a tube if we need you before then.”


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