Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/01/1925-02/02/1925]   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
Hamilton Hawkes
 player, 9 posts
 Age 38 | APP 9 | SIZ 13
 Mining Engineer
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 16:45
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Hawkes spotting Simon peek into the dining room drained his coffee stood up and headed after his associate.
Professor Anthony Cowles
 NPC, 15 posts
Mon 30 Oct 2017
at 19:12
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
It didn't take Simon long to find the professor, who was tucked away in a different corner reviewing some of his papers. Hamilton joined them soon after, followed by the retinue of other expedition members.




It seems like the scene at the shipping warehouse is at least for the moment over, so to keep things moving I'm getting everyone back together. Let me know if you had any other plans/thoughts/actions after leaving the warehouse.
Hamilton Hawkes
 player, 10 posts
 Age 38 | APP 9 | SIZ 13
 Mining Engineer
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 02:18
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Hamilton entered the room a bit awkwardly. As the others entered, feeling a bit crowded he gave way and found a sot in the corner.
Simon Snowden
 player, 29 posts
 Just call me Snowy.
 Ev'ryone does.
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 03:57
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Simon is quite excited to lay out his scheme for his employer.

"So y'see, Professor, though I couldn't get any proper bee-keepin' gear, I did find this netting an' these gauntlets. We can stitch th' netting t'some cloth strips an' have it ready t'pull onta our hats an' down t'cover our faces. Then th' gauntlets t'protect hands an' wrists an' we're as prepared for swarmin' bats as we can be.

"Should have it all done by th'time th' train gets t' Cuncudgerie station."

This message was last edited by the player at 03:58, Wed 01 Nov 2017.

Emily DeMontfort
 player, 30 posts
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 17:33
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
The walk back to the hotel was welcome after their days trapped on the boat coming into port.

She smiled as she saw Simon and his swathes of netting.
”I didn’t take you for a Seamster Snowy. Remind me to let you know if I tear any of my dresses.”. She offered a good natured wink before wandering toward Eva.
”No luck with Bigbush I’m afraid. He’s gone back to his tribe apparently and the shipping boys didn’t take to us kindly after we bumped one of their crate.”. Emily shrugged as she finished her report. ”They had this freakish statue there. The sort of thing that would give children nightmares. I loved it!”.
Simon Snowden
 player, 30 posts
 Just call me Snowy.
 Ev'ryone does.
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 18:09
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
In reply to Emily DeMontfort (msg # 144):

"I'm a dab hand with needle an' thread, Miss. Just one of many handy skills a bloke learns in the Army."
Professor Anthony Cowles
 NPC, 16 posts
Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 18:51
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
"Well, I certainly hope it won't be necessary, Mr. Snowden, but I'm glad that you've managed to provision us against the possibility of bat swarms," he said.

"Too bad about Bigbush, but I think we'll be fine without whatever information he might have had." added the Professor.

Finishing his coffee, he gestured upstairs. "Well, unless there's anything more anyone needs to accomplish, I'd like to get on to the train. We'd be a bit early, but there's one train a day so better earlier than later, I say."
Montgomery Ashburn
 player, 22 posts
 Explorer Extraordinaire
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 03:08
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Montgomery was uncharacteristically taciturn as they made their way back to meet the professor. His discomfort showed on his face as a frown marred his features. "That crate and its statue came from London. Specifically from a place called the Penhew Foundation." Monty shrugged and then went back to quiet contemplation.
Charlie Booker
 player, 13 posts
 The Archaeologist
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 05:29
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Charlie grinned at Emily.  "Getting into trouble without me?  So proud of you."  Nursing a doctored coffee to help ease her out of her hangover, she hadn't moved from her original seat.  However, at the professor's announcement, she sighed and uncrossed her feet and eased them from the chair.  Her boots hit the floor with a graceless thud.  "I'm itchin' to move on, myself, though I'd pay a bloke to haul my gear for me.  I need one hand free for my whis... eh... coffee."
Hamilton Hawkes
 player, 11 posts
 Age 38 | APP 9 | SIZ 13
 Mining Engineer
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 06:43
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
"I would be honored to help you with your baggage, Miss Booker." Hamilton said glad to be able to offer something in the midst of such odd chatter.
Phillip Marsh
 player, 23 posts
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 19:24
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
In reply to Charlie Booker (msg # 148):

Monday, February 2nd, 1925, Port Hedland Hotel  OR
"Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven." Charles Spurgeon


Phillip states, "Yes, and if you need anyone to carry you Miss Booker, I can be hired.  "
Charlie Booker
 player, 14 posts
 The Archaeologist
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 03:40
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
She chuckled at Phillip.  "I'll keep that in mind, sweetie.  Never know when a personal litter bearer will come in handy."

"Hamilton, you're a right good chap.  I'd be honored to honor you with the privilege of letting you help me with my bags.  You seem to be a stout sort of fellow, handy to have in a tough situation."
Hamilton Hawkes
 player, 12 posts
 Age 38 | APP 9 | SIZ 13
 Mining Engineer
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 04:33
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Hamilton, not accustomed to compliments from a beautiful woman felt his ruddy skin blush. It took him a little too long to answer.

"Thank you for the kind words Miss Booker." Hamilton said.
Phillip Marsh
 player, 24 posts
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Sat 4 Nov 2017
at 19:33
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Phillip asks, "While we were out on the town, did anyone see a place to buy fireworks?"
Hamilton Hawkes
 player, 13 posts
 Age 38 | APP 9 | SIZ 13
 Mining Engineer
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 01:40
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Happy to move the attention to a different subject, Hawkes spoke up.

'Fireworks?" Hamilton asked.

"Do you mean explosives? If so I have some expertise in that area."
Phillip Marsh
 player, 25 posts
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 02:00
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
In reply to Hamilton Hawkes (msg # 154):

Phillip shakes his head a bit, "Nothing that big, just some firecrackers and smoke bombs."
Karda Banister
 player, 24 posts
 Guide/Tracker
 Age: 29 APP: 9 SIZ: 11
Mon 6 Nov 2017
at 01:53
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Professor Anthony Cowles:
"Too bad about Bigbush, but I think we'll be fine without whatever information he might have had." added the Professor.

”Professor, one of the men at the warehouse said that Bigbush had left to go live with his tribe again,” Banister said, ”He called them the Mulluk-Mulluk. Never heard of them, myself. But if you’re familiar with them, sir, or if we get word of them at some point during our trek, we might still be able to learn what the man’s seen.”
Professor Anthony Cowles
 NPC, 17 posts
Tue 14 Nov 2017
at 18:48
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
"I've heard of them, vaguely. I think they're from Northern Australia. Unfortunately, that's nowhere near where we're headed," he said. "Too bad that information has been lost to us, but we'll manage without."
Hamilton Hawkes
 player, 14 posts
 Age 38 | APP 9 | SIZ 13
 Mining Engineer
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 01:42
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
"I will secure what is needed. Few problems cannot be solved with the proper application of chemistry and physics." Hamilton replied.
Phillip Marsh
 player, 26 posts
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 15:21
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
In reply to Hamilton Hawkes (msg # 158):

Phillip replies, "Thank you Mr. Hawkes, I was unable to locate any fireworks locally. I'll pay for any materials you need to buy."
Karda Banister
 player, 25 posts
 Guide/Tracker
 Age: 29 APP: 9 SIZ: 11
Wed 15 Nov 2017
at 17:14
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Professor Anthony Cowles:
"Too bad that information has been lost to us, but we'll manage without."

"Yes, sir," Banister agreed, still curious to know if there was any truth to the tales of desert dwellers worshiping Sand Bat. Setting his questions aside, he added, "I'll make ready."

He was eager for the journey. The desert could be cruel, but he much preferred life under the open sky, where you could stars shine in their undimmed beauty, free from the masking the lights of the cities imposed.
Charlie Booker
 player, 15 posts
 The Archaeologist
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 06:04
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
She pulled a cigarette from her case and tapped it on the engraved silver, regarding Phillip curiously.  "What in the hell are you planning to do with fireworks?  Scare off some blood sucking bats?"
Phillip Marsh
 player, 27 posts
 Drifter
 Age:31 APP:9 SIZ:13
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 16:03
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
In reply to Charlie Booker (msg # 161):

Phillip wisecracks dryly, "To scare scary things, such as yourself.

No really, if I'm going to be digging near a hole that is already there, I throw some firecrackers or smoke bombs down the hole.  Just let's them know I'm gonna be digging near them.  I'd rather get the introductions done before I start digging."

Simon Snowden
 player, 31 posts
 Just call me Snowy.
 Ev'ryone does.
Thu 16 Nov 2017
at 18:36
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Simon goes up to his room and gets his bag packed for the train, carrying it down to the lobby.
Emily DeMontfort
 player, 31 posts
Thu 23 Nov 2017
at 17:48
Re: Chapter 3.0: Port Hedland [02/02/1925]
Emily listened to Phillip's words and pursed her lips in silent approval. It was a good idea.

With the other conversation seeming to dwindle she moved to find Ewa. "It's exciting heading deeper in to the main land isn't it? I'm quite interested to see what we find...wonder if we'll miss the bustle of town? Not those jerks over at the shipping company for sure. They were awfully bristly.".