Cairo III.   Posted by The Keeper.Group: 0
The Keeper
 GM, 1591 posts
 Tony Stroppa
Tue 14 Aug 2018
at 21:03
Cairo III
The party retired to Alexander's estate to plan their next moves. It had been a tiring and frustrating night, if exciting, and everyone enjoyed a stiff drink. After changing from his accustomed Bedouin robes into a dinner jacket Alexander played some ragtime records on his gramophone. A late dinner of lamb, rice and scalloped potatoes was served in the dining room. Later, they would retire to the rear patio for a smoke, with its view of sculptured gardens and the dark and deadly Nile beyond.
George Perkins
 NPC, 143 posts
 Catalogue Agent
 Abingdon Rare Books
Tue 14 Aug 2018
at 21:14
Cairo III

Perkins was working on his pipe when the others arrived back at the estate. He greeted them all with a hearty handshake very much glad to see them all in one piece. Once his pipe was lit and they had a moment he gave up the story of the car chase and subsequent involvement of the British forces from the garrison.
"Persistent buggers they were and I think the army fellows turned the tide on that engagement."

After dinner Mr Perkins took his usual fruit juice as they made their way to the terrace.

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Alexander Hussein Mahfouz
 NPC, 293 posts
 Expedition facilitator.
Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 09:08
Cairo III
In reply to The Keeper (msg # 1):

"That was a frustrating evening." Alexander sighed as he sipped his gin and tonic, then lit a cigarette.

"We lost the Girdle. Or never had it anyways. But the old imam at the mosque gave you something, Count? A sword? May I look at it?"
Count Sigismund Bathony
 player, 795 posts
 Antiquarian Book Dealer
 Owner Abingdon Rare Books
Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 09:15
Cairo III
In reply to Alexander Hussein Mahfouz (msg # 3):

"Of course, of course." The Count placed the sword onto the table and retrieved his glass taking a mouthful of the amber liquid.

"Frustrating it was and downright dangerous for some."

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Cynthia Jane Holloway
 player, 990 posts
 Dilettante
 Globetrotting Free Spirit
Fri 17 Aug 2018
at 13:58
Cairo III
"Should we contact the old professor and see about using the mirror? I expect the girdle is gone, but... perhaps not quite yet?"
John-Marc Falcon
 player, 925 posts
 Former Flt. Lt., RAF
 Aeronautical Pioneer
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 01:51
Cairo III
JM was nursing a whiskey neat and a cigar as they finished dinner and sat outside in the cooler air of the evening.  "The Girdle is of critical importance to them, enough for them to show their hand so openly.  We should do all that we can to recover it.  If the professor can help us with the Mirror then by all means we should set up an appointment tomorrow and see if we can track it."
Alexander Hussein Mahfouz
 NPC, 294 posts
 Expedition facilitator.
Tue 21 Aug 2018
at 04:57
Cairo III
In reply to Cynthia Jane Holloway (msg # 5):

"I should hope Dr. Khafour would be willing to help!"

He went and got the mirror from the safe. "Here it is. We should bring it to him as soon as we can."