London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 37 posts
Tue 16 Jan 2018
at 18:55
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
The journey from the Oriental Club to Lambeth takes about an hour by cab in the heavy London traffic - a large proportion of which is spent queuing to cross the river.

It appears that Matthew Pook lived in a modest area which seems primarily dedicated to accommodation for students and other low earners. That said, it seems to be a nice area with rows of neatly kept houses and tidy streets.

When you reach the address you find it's a narrow building which appears to have been sub-divided into several separate flats. The main entrance to the building is locked and casual observation suggests that nobody is home in any of the flats - or at least those whose windows face the street.

To the side of the main entrance stairs lead down to a door - presumably an entrance for the basement. Painted on a crude wooden sign affixed to the door with string is the word 'Caretaker' in large letters.
Dr Jean-Louis Saroch
 player, 22 posts
 Physician & Surgeon
Thu 18 Jan 2018
at 15:40
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
Saroch hands the fare up to the cabby. "Please wait for us," he says and puts a decent tip in the man's hand.

He steps down from the vehicle and stands for a moment, taking in the house and the neighborhood. Then he goes down to the Caretaker's door and raps smartly.
George Banks
 player, 12 posts
Mon 22 Jan 2018
at 02:57
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
George rubs his hands together.  For some reason, they suddenly feel cold.
GM
 GM, 40 posts
Mon 22 Jan 2018
at 20:46
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
After a short delay the sounds of approaching footsteps can be heard from behind the basement door and it then creaks open to reveal a thick set bearded man clad in dirty overalls. With an appraising eye he looks Dr Saroch slowly up and down without speaking while he wipes his grubby hands on the sides of his trousers.

After an almost uncomfortable delay he says, "Yes?"
Dr Jean-Louis Saroch
 player, 24 posts
 Physician & Surgeon
Tue 23 Jan 2018
at 22:37
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
"Good day," says Saroch, doffing his hat, "I am a physician, Dr Saroch. Last night I attended at the untimely death of a young man I believe occupied rooms in this house. He was called Pook, Matthew Pook. May my associates and I continue our inquiries indoors?"

He lowers his voice: "It would not do the reputation of your house any good to be shouting in the street about things like cholera or typhus."
George Banks
 player, 13 posts
Thu 25 Jan 2018
at 16:53
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
George looks nervously over his shoulder.  Lately, hes been paranoid about something trying to sneak up on him, and hes not about to let that happen.
Amelia Meadowcroft
 player, 13 posts
Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 20:45
London 3 - Student Lodgings, Lambeth
Standing quietly behind the good Doctor and George, Amelia remains silent and does her best to look like what she imagines a dutiful nurse should. Quietly awaiting direction from the attending physician.