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Dining Room Battles22 Sep 2019 11:04 a.m. PST

From the Secret diaries of Dr. John Watson, MD: "Of course! That's the solution," exclaimed Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
"What's the solution?" I inquired.
"Who is behind it all! When Lord Ridgewell Hawkes Bickford-Smith was strangled in Berkshire (pp. 30, Sleeping Tiger, Rising Sun), he was strangled with a silk yellow rumal. This silk comes from China – but this was not just ordinary silk! It was silk produced by the larva of a silkmoth fed exclusively Osage orange. It is highly dependent on humans for reproduction, as a result of millennia of selective breeding conducting by the Chinese tong known as the Si-Fan. ONLY one man controls the Si-Fan, and based on the clay soil fragment found at Bickford-Smith manor it only matches the clay of the original Underground Station built in 1868 that is no longer in use and partially caved in.


The murderer must have gotten the silk rumal at this location, and this location is the Secret Lair of Fu Manchu!!!
"Hunh?" I said.
"Come Watson! The games afoot!


Whemever1 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

Darn--your Holmes and Bobbies are painted better than mine. Excellent game though. I was so thrilled by the violent action that it took my son looking over my shoulder to notice you were playing this on the Heroquest board.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 12:18 p.m. PST

Okay, that was entertaining. Good pulp is always fun. Sonic gong…very dangerous.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2019 2:52 p.m. PST

Tower of London Station! I looked it up: the only proper underground station already abandoned by 1895, and not to be confused with Tower Hill Station. (Yes, I am a bunker junkie.)

I take it the Sonic Gong is the one which later came into the possession of Donald Duck who never quite mastered it?

Dining Room Battles23 Sep 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

Yep. Donald Duck did get it!

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