Cairo.   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
Sgt. Fahd
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 23:21
Re: Cairo
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 966):

It was as if the bribe money never existed. The sergeant answered with an innocent look.

"Arrested? No, missus. Mr. Besart is a free man. We always record the location of all foreigners who live in Cairo or are passing through. It is routine. As well, your embassy will keep a record. I assume that has already been seen to in your case." He obviously assumed that, as a woman, she wouldn't have been bothered with trifles like paperwork or other record-keeping. One day people would come and go with less trouble as global travel and tourism increased, but normal procedure for travellers abroad was to be tracked by their embassy and/or the local police.
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 717 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 13:15
Re: Cairo
"Ah, thank you so much for your trouble. You're very kind."

Cynthia is feeling a little embarrased for making a fuss about nothing, but she had the information required, regardless.

She turned to the count, "I suppose we should return to the car?"
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 663 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 20:30
Re: Cairo
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 969):

"Yes of course." He turns to the policeman; "Good-day." and with that they leave the police station and return to the cars.
Nigel Wassif
 NPC, 22 posts
 Reporter/Journalist
 Cairo Bulletin
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 23:04
Re: Cairo
In reply to Count Sigismund Bathony (msg # 970):

Nigel was lounging against his red Lancia, smoking and wiping at some of the dust with a rag.

Although the streets were washed nightly(!) sand and dust was still blown in off the desert, tracked in by the people or settled from the ancient/poorly constructed buildings.

"Did you locate the good M'sieur Besart?"

This message was last edited by the player at 23:07, Tue 16 June 2015.

Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 718 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Wed 17 Jun 2015
at 00:02
Re: Cairo
"The Street of Scorpions in the old city. Is that a nice part of town? It sounds very trendy."
Nigel Wassif
 NPC, 23 posts
 Reporter/Journalist
 Cairo Bulletin
Wed 17 Jun 2015
at 09:55
Re: Cairo
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 972):

Taking a drag from his Turkish cigarette, Nigel shook his head. "It is not the worst part of the Old City, but it is not one of the tonier parts of Cairo. It is the kind of warren someone like, er, Warren, would go to lose himself."
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 719 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Wed 17 Jun 2015
at 10:35
Re: Cairo
"Do we need to be worried about visiting there?"
Nigel Wassif
 NPC, 24 posts
 Reporter/Journalist
 Cairo Bulletin
Sat 20 Jun 2015
at 09:09
Re: Cairo
Cynthia Jane Holloway:
"Do we need to be worried about visiting there?"


Nigel checked his pocketwatch.

"It's just shy of one o'clock. I should think we will be fine during the day."

He got in his Lancia and started it up with the newfangled electric starter.
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 776 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 07:47
Re: Cairo
JM nodded from his own experience.  "We'll just need to watch our wallets and goods and make sure to not get separated and alone."  He helped Molly into the car and then climbed in himself.
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 664 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 08:24
Re: Cairo

The Count did not like the name of the area they were going to, but he did not voice his concerns. Instead entering one of the cars ready for the journey.
The Keeper
 GM, 1292 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 11:55
Re: Cairo
Soon, the investigators' vehicles were stopping at the entrance to the Red Alley bazaar. The alley was off one of the main throughfares, sharia Muezzien Allah.
Nigel Wassif
 NPC, 25 posts
 Reporter/Journalist
 Cairo Bulletin
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 11:58
Re: Cairo
Getting out, Nigel gestured to the crowded Red Alley bazaar across the sharia (boulevard).

"Good luck getting the motorcars in there! I suggest that Mahm'ud and I stay here and watch the automobiles. Salim can guide you through the bazaar, yes?"
Salim bin Kabina
 NPC, 40 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2015
at 11:59
Re: Cairo
In reply to Nigel Wassif (msg # 979):

Salim looked at the crowded bazaar with narrow eyes. "Yes. As Allah guides me, I shall guide you in that street of merchants."
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 720 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 13:55
Re: Cairo
"Is that alright with you, Mah'mud? Do you know what you'll do if there's trouble?"

Once Mah'mud is settled, she'll wait for the count to offer his arm, and follow him into the alley, keeping a careful eye behind and around them.
Mah'mud
 NPC, 14 posts
 Cairo street kid
 Orphan
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 14:08
Re: Cairo
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 981):

"Run and hide like the devil was on my heels?" The little urchin was probably the most experienced out of all of them when it came to trouble due to his surviving on the streets.
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 721 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 16:05
Re: Cairo
That stops Cynthia in her tracks. "Well... Wait, why are you watching the motor cars if you're just going to run away? That doesn't sound very helpful. Maybe we should leave someone with a gun?"
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 665 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 20:21
Re: Cairo

Standing off to one side the Count listens as Ms Holloway remonstrates with her new charge. He takes the extra moments to look around the area they have stopped in. When the time comes he will offer his arm and follow their guide into the warren of streets.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:58, Mon 22 June 2015.

George Perkins
 NPC, 94 posts
 Catalogue Agent
 Abingdon Rare Books
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 20:23
Re: Cairo

Mr Perkins finds a shady spot while the others alight from the cars. He gives their surrounds a scan to see if their approach had been noticed as he wipes his forehead. When the others move off he will keep a short distance from the group trying to watch if they are followed.
Nigel Wassif
 NPC, 26 posts
 Reporter/Journalist
 Cairo Bulletin
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 23:15
Re: Cairo
Cynthia Jane Holloway:
That stops Cynthia in her tracks. "Well... Wait, why are you watching the motor cars if you're just going to run away? That doesn't sound very helpful. Maybe we should leave someone with a gun?"


Nigel lounged against his Lancia, and began laughing not unkindly at the exchange.

"Ha ha! Oh, my word! Do not worry, I will be here to serve as watch, as well as Mr. Perkins. As for the boy, I think he is wise beyond his years."
Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 722 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Tue 23 Jun 2015
at 13:25
Re: Cairo
Once it's clear the cars are protected, Cynthia nods. "Alright, Mah'mud. You run and hide if things get dangerous. We'll be back soon."

She returns to the count and slips her arm around his.
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 777 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Fri 26 Jun 2015
at 19:31
Re: Cairo
JM steps forward.  "If something dangerous happens Mah'mud, run and come and get us.  That would be the best thing."  He extended his arm to Molly with a smile.  "Do you care to join us in a bit of a shopping stroll miss Mungo?"
Molly 'Mungo' Fuller
 player, 555 posts
 Reporter for the
 London Scoop.
Fri 26 Jun 2015
at 19:40
Re: Cairo
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 988):

Molly grinned at JM and took his arm.  "How can I refuse such an offer."
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 778 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 03:59
Re: Cairo
JM bowed slightly to Molly and tucked her in against him.  He looked over at the Count and Cynthia.  "Shall we go see this Frenchman then?"
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 666 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 04:12
Re: Cairo
In reply to John-Marc Falcon (msg # 990):

"Indeed, let us be off this place has the distinct feel of a cult hangout." He looks at the rather shabby domiciles on either side of them.
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 779 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 04:42
Re: Cairo
JM patted the heavy pistol concealed in his coat.  "The sooner out of here the better Count."