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Seeing Double

The residents arrive back in their rooms with Jenni appearing alongside the slightly less douchey Patrick. She gets a text from other Patrick asking if he’s there and after a bit of worry they text back claiming that he’s not. They then try to get a locksmith in to secure the place but are met with predictable inaction.

Noah gets a feeling that the basement is not safe and warns the other residents to stay out for the time being.

Imogen manages to get Mary to talk to her and questions her about Mr Dirt, the Red Piper and other strangeness. Later Jenni talks with her and agrees to help her find the Silver. Mary suggests that someone else stole the Silver immediately after her own theft. They decide that it might be worth contacting La Perfumier

After a talk with Imogen and Patrick, Jenni heads out to the nearest locksmith and returns with locks and deadbolts. Patrick lets himself into Jacob’s flat searching for power tools and hears weeping from the bedroom, he encounters a distraught Alice Bishop. She confronts him with his own death but he does his best to ignore it and leaves with a bag full of Jacob’s equipment.

Amadia has founds some strange notes in Linear B but has been unable to translate most of it. She goes with Noah and they prevail upon Steven to seek out someone who can finish the translation. Her partial translation involves Door within Doors and strangely references Jupiter rather than Zeus.

Patrick and Jenni break into the secured bedroom and within the back of his wardrobe find a host of groaning faces. Patrick eliminates the horror with the old lighter/aerosol combo and Jenni just about manages to control the blaze with a fire extinguisher.

That morning the news mentions that a number of Bank of America employees have gone missing.

Noah agrees to meet with Mother Jones as she is now on her way back from Newcastle.

Imogen goes to a graveyard (via an unwanted meeting with Pest in the Pluto Club) and hurling Mr Dirt’s tooth onto a disturbed grave she invokes the Red Piper. The Piper tells her to find The Silver and the Noose. He advises her to get rid of the tooth’s bearer once she has recovered the artefacts.

Steven speaks with Lance and suggests that at this point murder probably isn’t the optimal method to motivate the knights errant to focus on his task.


Noah is back from Newcastl, much to his own confusion. He speaks with Amadia, Jenni and Imogen in turn and more or less brings himself up to speed with what has happened in his absence.

Patrick goes into work via the Basement which takes him to the Mithrain chapterhouse. At work his own credentials have been cancelled but Frank Langston vouches for him and he is able to get up to the offices. There he recieves an IM from his mysterious source and is given Ayer’s details along with a series of trades to make. He bullies Langston into making half of them to throw the internal auditors off the track.

Imogen spends a fun 5 minutes chucking rocks at unfortunate policemen. This stirs the blue beehive back into action and another armed response unit shows up at the Barbican.

Noah nips out for shopping and manages to slip past the cordon. On the way back he is stopped by the police and questioned about the other Wych House residents- it appears to be everyone who was on the drug lab video. He mentions only seeing Imogen around the place and gives fake details before moving on.

Jacob heads off with his most essential belonging bumping into Jenni and Imogen on their way to Mr Dirt. The handyman accepts their assistance in getting out to a station and then heads off to Spain where he definitely lives happily ever after.

Imogen and Jenni get in to meet with Mr Dirt only to find that the ghoul is distressed to have brought into ‘embassy’ with the emissary of the Red Piper. At this point it becomes extremely cagey and refuses to divulge information lest it grant any advantage to the other, apparently baleful entity. Imogen agrees to wear a token from the ghoul about its neck in exchange for no harm being done to Jenni for her part in this affair. Jenni offers to help Mr Dirt and he asks for information on the whereabouts of the bag of silver.
Damocles growls at Imogen as she returns, his gaze fixed on the hand bearing Dirt’s tooth. She manages to cow the dog before it attacks her but does start to feel the tooth.burrowing into her…metaphysically.

Around 8.30 that evening everyone’s doorbells ring and Lance Joyguard announces he has come to meet with his errants. He introduces Steven Graves, his representative to the group. Steven then sits down with Noah, Amadia and Jenni and they bring him up to speed on the contents of the mystery board.

That night there is a meeting of the resident’s association. The main wierdness is that Old Pissant and the Duke of Hazel are both present. A man of two parts. We nominate Kelly Loboso and Harry Lime to attend the next meeting, with Imogen agreeing to remove the Red Piper in exchange for a chat with Mary. Then the guest speaker arrives- another Patrick Bayne; a very confusing conversation occurs which is interrupted by Audrey’s summoning of the Red Piper. At Patrick B’s panicked insistence the meeting is expeditiously adjourned.

Hell of a Place

As the dumbwaiter arrives in the basement, Jenni tends to an extremely agitated and improbably lively George. He doesn’t appear to remember Noah at all, and when the dumbwaiter returns the doctor is conspicuous in its absence. She leads him down the tunnel into what appears to be catacombs. She tries to crawl down a narrow tunnel to find help when something grabs her from behind…

The revelation of Jacob’s talons is enough of a shock to halt the violence between Imogen and the handyman and they manage to intervene with Patrick before he does anything too untowards to Ben, the banker restraining himself to trashing the flat. Imogen questions him about where Mary is and he croaks out that she might be at the Pluto club. She heads down to the basement to try to find her and disappears down a tunnel. Whilst Patrick is distracted Jacob carries Ben away to seek medical attention.

Jenni manages to fight her away free from the claws of the guardian and emerges before a ragged group of ghouls- she pleads for help for George and meets their leader, Mr Dirt. She leaves George with them and leaves before they start their supper

Imogen turns up in the Pluto club and reveals that she is looking for her friend Mary. A conversation with Pest ensues in which Imogen agrees to exchange Mary for information on how to find Mr Dirt.

Jacob is accosted by a police officer who gives Ben first aid and places a cooperative Jacob under arrest. This arrest becomes rather firmer when Jacob carefully attempts to hand the gun into the police’s custody. The officer’s attempts to apply the cuffs are halted by the gunpoint intervention of Mrs Bishop who drags her protesting husband home. A loud altercation then occurs in the doorway, overheard by Patrick, whereby the ghost reveals that if the Wych House is left via the basement then the occupants won’t be troubled by the authorities.

Patrick leaves for hospital, bumping into Jenni en route. She gives him directions to a tube station and he makes it to his usual clinic where they are curiously unconcerned by his gunshot wound.

Imogen goes through Flat 4 looking for clues about Mary and finds a curious amount of information regarding funerals and graveyards. She later speaks with Jenni and learns that she has just met with Mr Dirt and that George & Ben are involved with the mysterious entity. Jenni agrees to take her there later.

A large number of armed police officers have converged around the building and Imogen decides to take Damocles out to play with them. This ends with both her and the dog being dropped in a hail of gunfire from the trigger happy officers, much to the delight and horror of the watching residents. Immediately a terrible wailing comes from Audrey’s room. Patrick slips out and pulls Imogen’s body back into the Wych House atrium, the police apparently quite unable to see anything so close to the building itself. Jacob eventually pushes the body back out to where it can be discovered and then spends the night cleaning up all the bodily fluids currently defacing the property.

Imogen emerges from a world of mulch and watches as Damocles bursts forth from the body of a rotting rat. They return to Flat 5 leaving a slime trail of footprints for Jacob to clean up. Jacob notices that his skin is starting to turn a pale green and decides that he has finally had enough, he packs his bags and despite Alice’s tears books a ticket to travel to Spain.

Digging up the dirt

Noah is in Newcastle (of course) fixing the last of the recent bureaucratic craziness when he receives a visitor- a certain ‘Mother’ Jones who asks ‘would he kindly’ invite her up for a meeting…

In the Queenless Court, the Duke warns Joyguard that when the new King comes the councillor will no longer be welcome there. Leaving the train they speak with Joyguard asking for an introduction to the Hounding Man in exchange for their investigation into the missing Councillors. Joyguard reveals that the Hounding Man is an immortal killer of particularly grisly method. They clarify that what they really want is a teacher for Amadia so if he can find one who isn’t a murderer that would be preferable.
Joyguard suggests that should they swear themselves to the quest they shall be appropriately rewarded and when they kneel he pulls an improbably large sword from his jacket and dubs them as questing knights.
He asks them to search for the missing ‘Kelly Loboso’ who disappeared shortly after Harry Lime left last week.

Imogen returns home from her long walk with Audrey and after feeding the dogs she heads out to ask the local homeless whether they know about a ‘Mr Dirt’ . One of them mentions seeing a sickly looking woman shouting for him at one of the water features. Eventually she heads to the basement and starts shouting for him there- this awakens the slumbering Bishops and Jacob ambles over to ask for quiet, revealing that the description sounds a lot like Mary. This leads her to spend some time squatting outside George and Ben’s door before the other group gets in. They discuss their respective quests and agree to help one another.

They head down to the Basement and ask it to take them to Mr Dirt. However they instead they are led down a tunnel that leads to a keycard access door open 11-4, Mon-Thurs. Five minutes of hammering the doorbell produces the face of a man who does a double-take at Imogen and slams the door. On consideration she recognises him as one of Mother Jones’ youth. They protest they are minors and can’t be talked to without a responsible adult. When the group protests they claim to have called the police and improbably shortly afterwards a siren is heard in the street above. Jenni looks out through a grate and spots a plaque for the ‘Good Family Institute’. They flee back down the tunnel before the police spot them.

Patrick goes to Mr Ayers’ house to try to make it look like he left the country. Unfortunately he is stumbled upon by Mrs Ayers. This proves to be most unfortunate for Mrs Ayers. He cleans himself up, sets the house on fire, takes Mr Ayers cufflinks and after gloating triumphantly in the mirror he leaves.

In the morning Noah gets a call from Love, Love, Love and Love letting himself know that the Good Family Institute are taking out a restraining order against him. He then calls Mother Jones and after exchanging accusations they arrange a meeting for the next morning. He then calls the hospital where they seem a bit confused about his absence. He decides that he ought to nip back to Newcastle to investigate what is going on and has Amadia send a message to his answering machine to date the event.

Jacob has a conversation with George wherein he agrees that he won’t talk about Mr Dirt (on the grounds that he doesn’t know anything about any such person). George also reveals that they have obtained a gun for home defence. He later discovers that his nails have taken on a rather talon-like quality.

Imogen encounters George coming down the stairs and starts interrogating him for information on Mr Dirt. Things escalate rapidly from this point and shortly thereafter George is bleeding brains down the stairwell and Ben is being beaten senseless by Patrick. Jacob accidentally shreds Imogen’s hand with his filthy talons.
Noah and Jenni take George down to the Basement hoping to get him to a hospital and as they descend he starts back to consciousness with a gasp.

This too has been one of the dark places of the Earth

Patrick logs into Ayer’s terminal and mails Frederique to let her know that he will be away for the foreseeable future. He then resets Ayer’s passwords so he will be able to electronically impersonate him for a while longer.

Jenni goes to see Mary about the Twins’ demand. She reveals that the Hand lets you vanish, the Silver pays for any service and the Noose apparently lets you hang ghosts. They discuss how they can possible wriggle out of it. Mary says she needs the Hand to be able to leave – she wasn’t able to pay them off, but not tried giving the Hand back. Mary also revealed she knows more about the box of coke – it seems she took it and tried to use it to pay off the Twins? Mary proposes getting the Silver so that they can use it to pay them off for having stolen things off them. Jenni considers the plan to steal it – Mary will let her use the Hand.

As Jenni leaves Mary’s room, she catches the end of conversation between George and Ben, talking about not being able to buy something.

Noah talks to Amadia about updating the Investigation Board, updating it with information about the Underworld revelations. Works with Amadia to update it – red string is used.

Jacob has a nice dinner with Alice and then is invited to Sunday dinner with Ben and George. Hoping to enjoy a bit of time in a coalition of the sane he agrees.

Patrick talks to some police whilst out jogging and fingers Jacob for involvement in the drugs lab. He goes home and talks with Jenni who spills her issues to him. He advises that murder or arson may solve her problems- business.

Over dinner Ben, George and Mary sit down and discuss with Jacob the importance of getting things done quietly and without fanfare. They then serve him a nice bomb-fragment pie. He makes his excuses and leaves swiftly.

Jenni goes to have a chat with Noah and brings him (and his Investigation Board) up to speed. They decide to visit the Queenless Court on Monday along with Amadia.

On Monday Patrick is picking up Frederique’s work; after chewing out the incompetent Frank he learns that the cleaning staff have been talking about seeing him naked in Mr Ayers office. He arranges a meeting so he can deal with the issue.

Noah learns through his freedom of information requests that the Good Family’s iniiative is sponsored by an American organisation called the New IT. He continues

Jacob comes across John’s sleeping bag again only to find that it contains some sort of mince-human hybrid. This does not go down well and soon the base of the Wych House is spattered with mince and…other effluvia. Fortunately(?) Ben arrives on scene and soon team cannibal is mobilised to clean up the mess. And they might have gotten away from it if not for Noah happening by and being lied to by an unconvincing Ben and a blood-spatted Jacob.

Noah, Jenni and Amadia set off via the basement to find the Queenless Court. On the way Jenni acquires the Hand from Mary. Noah is able to take them through the Basement on to the platform where the Last Train will arrive. Aboard the train however they find that the Regent’s Council has been disbanded due to lack of quoracy. It appears that the members of the council are missing. Amadia is apparently titled as the Knight Protectress of the Wych House.

Patrick is visited by a homeless woman from the train, who bids him permanently kill the Duke of Hazel (John) in exchange for a boon. Apparently she also has information about the Hounding Man. Patrick (thinking Ol’ Pissant dead already) swears himself to the task.

On the train the group are invited forward by the Duke. He appears heavily bandaged on one side and is surrounded by armed heavies. Joyguard is present appearing slightly concerned, though not for his personal safety. The group is careful to declare their neutrality in the matter, but suggest that they may be able to help investigate the missing Regents in exchange for the court’s help.

Patrick heads out to Mr Ayers house and due to the bank’s new security measures Jacob is nearly caught trying to helpfully slip Ol’ Pissant’s foot into his flat, just making it home in time to avoid a face to face confrontation.

Dead Tired

It is Friday 15th of July, 9pm.

Two weeks, more or less, have passed since Shirin Karimi herself passed.

It is time for the fourth Wych House Residents’ Association – chaired by Jenni Hanniver.

We skip through most of the meeting, but “Patrick Baynes” is named as the next guest speaker, and then we get to the current guest speaker and Shirin emerges from the darkness. Noah falls off his chair in surprise and shock, and Imogen reacts with anger pushing over the table and advancing on the ghost with a chair. Jenni and Amadia both tries to stop her and when she’s not deterred Amadia hurls a chair, unfortunately this ends up catching on the table and then dropping directly onto Noah’s face.

Shirin tells us that the Wych house is built over a gate to the underworld and that it has opened as a result of her death. She was keeping it closed and was planning to take Amadia as an apprentice to carry on the duty. Now that she’s dead it will take the services of ‘The Hounding Man’ to get the gate closed again.

Following discussion of the underworld Shirin mentions ‘the Cruel Ones’ which piques Imogen and Patrick’s interest who demand first to know more and then that these hostile forces be summoned. Not liking the tapping that starts to echo out of the darkness Jenni quickly wraps up the meeting, but not before Patrick shouts out “Come on you fucks!”, and all is plunged into darkness. As the light flashes we see Shirin screaming silently as she is dragged away by something. Noah and Imogen jump for her but only manage to grab each other. Jenni writes down the names of all the residents barring Old Pissant on the meeting sheet and as the light flashes a final time we see the unfortunate hobo being torn apart by the Red Piper and another hidden force. Then we awaken back in reality.

Noah and Amadia go to hospital to sort out the head wound and are dealt with without too many awkward questions. Jacob scours the Barbican for any sign of John to no result, though when he returns to the which house he finds that the tramp’s sleeping kit is there, stuffed with some manner of meat mannequin, and drawn into the mince (on the section he could see) were a dozen or so small ‘smiley faces’ :-).

Jenni is returned to the Pluto club where she gets on with her sweat and visits La Perfumier to see if she can score some more ‘scent’. Sadly she lacks the Child’s Tears and Pig’s sweat that the occult pusher is seeking. She is invited to meet with the Twins who want her to deliver Mary Stone to them. She pleads ignorance which they respond to with some disbelief.

On the Saturday morning Jacob does some handyman work around the place, including re-clearing the mold under the sink in Flat 4 (which is filled with teeth). Later he is horrified to find Damocles leading Audrey around by a leash. However he’s unable to persuade them that there’s anything wrong with the situation and can’t come up with a way of stopping them.
Noah and Amadia spend their day trying to make sense of recent events.
Patrick is given a list of scutwork by Mr Ayers and heads into the office to sort it out. He has something of a contretemps with his boss which ends with Ayers…gone and his suit now adorning the psychotic banker.

That evening Noah is confronted by Mother Jones who arrives with a posse of adults dressed as youths. She is outraged by his refusal to cooperate despite her kindly asking him to let him into the flat and do other tasks (such as dealing with Imogen after she kicks one of the ‘youths’ down the stairs). Everyone is left baffled as to what the hell that was all about.

Noah to be Seen

The fight breaks up, Patrick and Jenni get an uber to St Thomas’ whilst Jacob staggers home and collapses in bed. A cup of tea and chicken soup are mysteriously presented to him.
Imogen sees Audrey back to bed and retires for a night of drinking and explosives.

In the morning Jenni gets up and asks about Patrick, she is told that he is dead. Meanwhile Patrick is told that he has apparently been declared legally dead some time ago, he takes the news with his usual good grace. He phones Jenni and he picks up new clothes for him before they head home.

Jacob wakes up to find that he seems to have been bloodily sick in the night. He calls his GP’s surgery who refers him on to NHS direct to see if he needs an emergency appointment. He spends the day in hospital, where he is well looked after, but told that his dental peculiarity will require a number of follow up appointments.

Patrick starts work late to find that his absence has been covered for. He later recieves an email from TKIT telling him to ‘Lost £40k and be well’, after some consideration he makes a bad trade.

Jenni spends her day with Amadia and gets to listen to her practice her Clarinet. She tries to work out how to help the piece with her own musical knowledge, but that is then interrupted by events above…

Imogen wakes up with a detonator in hand attached to a half dozen sticks of C4, feeling a black abyss looming nearby she follows a compulsion to pull the trigger…

At around 9pm that night the penthouse of the Wytch House explodes. Imogen runs in terror out of flat 5 and flees the building, whilst a near catatonic Jenni has to be led out by Amadia. Jacob evacuates the building, whilst Patrick ventures upstairs to see what happened to Imogen. He takes in the damage and then as he starts to leave he sees a Middle Eastern figure who promptly vanishes. Shocked he goes to stare out the window.

Below the emergency services show up but they seem unable to take in the Wytch House much to Jacob’s increasing horror and agitation. From his perch Patrick hurls a rock at Jacob, striking an unfortunate nearby fireman. A panicked flight from the building begins, though Jenni and Jacob have to go back in to coax Patrick out of the building.

Over the following week Jacob attempts to determine whether the building can be salvaged, meanwhile Patrick buys up the owning company and directs them to shut down the employee pension scheme.

Imogen finds herself wandering through darkness, eventually emerging into a cavern where she finds three people embedded in the wall, covered in fungi. They tell her that she is in Terdassos. Touching them she finds that they’re actually partly made of fungi.

Jenni comes back to the Wytch house for her record collection and finds that Mary is sleeping in her bed. When she wakes her, Mary reacts with outrage claiming that Jenni had ruined her life, abandoning her when she fell through a plate glass window. She claims that the pair worked together for a year and had talked about moving in. Apparently they were working for the Crays. She confesses to carving Bitch into the bedside table and ‘borrowing’ her records. Apparently they were working a score to acquire 30 pieces of silver from the Twins, the daughters of Ronnie Cray. The twins are looking for the Hand and the Noose with which Judas hung himself.

Patrick finds that he is paying a lot of inheritance tax due to his death several weeks ago…he informs his accountants of his extreme displeasure.

Jacob has more teeth coming through and starts to feel increasingly hungry. He does his best to ignore this and throws himself into fixing the Wytch House.

Imogen passes through a vegetative hellscape eventually emerging from Damocles’ mouth. Damocles welcomes her back in Audrey’s voice whilst the old woman roams around on all fours and eats from the dog bowl.

Jenni heads off to the Pluto Club on friday night and has a chat with the lovable scamp running the joint, he tells her that the Twins might be showing up tonight.

However at 9 that evening (Friday 15th July) they all awaken to find themselves in the fourth residents meeting of the Wytch House.

Good Grief

Jacob wins a staredown with Patrick and Jenni just manages to calm the banker before he throws a punch. The meeting concludes and the doorway to number 3 becomes open. The residents ascent whilst a furious Jacob remains down in the dark, comforted by a familiar presence.

Noah speaks with Amadia who is upset about being confined to the Wytch House and suggests that serving her remaining time might not be the worst thing in the world all things considered…
Noah researches Mother Jones and puts in a couple of Freedom of Information requests that should hopefully be returned in the next couple of days.

The next day Imogen starts making inquiries after the police who were at the hospital.
Patrick begins to covertly (and illegally) invest in the building management firm that runs the Barbican houses with the aim of getting revenge on Jacob.

Imogen goes to a hardware store and buys the parts to build a rope ladder down to the basement. When she gets home there are 4 crates in her hallway containing plastic explosives, detonators an related paraphenalia. There are also GPS coordinates for somewhere in Helmand. She secretes the equipment around her apartment, placing the explosives in her wall-safe. Afterwards she hurls the crates off the side of the building and Jacob, going to investigate is struck by one of them and is rather half-arsedly treated by Noah. Jenni goes to talk with Imogen who reveals the details of the delivery.

After being treated Jacob searches for the culprit and in No. 8 he discovers Mary tucking into a meal of fouled meat. She urges him to join her in eating and he reacts with violent disgust. The sound of this draws the others to the flat and he rants at them for a time before kicking them out so he can ‘clean up’. Once he goes to check Ben and Georges flat, Imogen attempts to barge past and unwilling to allow this intrusion a scuffle breaks out resulting in a very broken coffee table and slightly broken Jacob. The handyman does his best to make the place presentable, but the damage is clear.

Patrick has a rather cold meeting with Mr Ayers who makes it clear that the Mithras cult have ordered nothing bad result from the previous night’s activities. It is clear however that Ayers has not forgotten or forgiven.

Jacob’s friend Len suggest that his dental problem could be cancer, much to the old fellow’s delight.

The residents meet up with Ben and George and give their version of the day’s events. Patrick and Jenni try to sneak up via the basement route but when he opens the trapdoor someone stomps on his face and he falls knocking Jenni off her perch and sending her tumbling back to the basement below. Enraged Patrick tears the place apart looking for Mary, terrorising Ben and George with Imogen’s assistance. They eventually reveal that she stole something related to Judas Iscariot.
Noah goes down to treat Jenni and manages to reset her dislocated arm.

Jacob gets home just in time to hear the couple’s screams of distress and confronts the pair, Patrick, enraged attacks him and the whole group descends into a melee, ending up with Jacob accidentlly booting Jenni as Noah held Patrick pinned on the floor.

Going Sub-Terror

Patrick gets a call telling him to select a kitchen knife and meet a car downstairs. He gets into a car and is driven to a farm on the Isle of Dogs. He pulls up outside a barn and finds a small crowd waiting, sipping champagne. He speaks with Frederique and apparently there is some sort of HR issue that he needs to get sorted out. Mr Ayers comes up and impresses upon Patrick the need for discretion regarding this activity. The cult leaders direct activities and the various initiates have their hands sliced by a knife and take an oath in latin before heading into the building.

Jenni speaks with Amadia who gets out ‘Help me! I’m in the bas-’ before the call cuts out. They all rush back and head to the boiler room, from there they can see that the table below has been overturned and a chair badly crumpled. They quickly descend but find no sign of Amadia though Noah and Jacob see light coming from the Flat 4 route..
The electricity meter is on 1433,8.
Going up to flat 4 it appears that Ben and George have taken Amadia in after she staggered back to the basement in a panic having lost a lot of time. Apparently she met Shireen and then ran when the people there fled from the ‘Red Piper’. Shireen said that the tunnels weren’t safe and she wasn’t sure what she could say but then there was a tearing noise and something arrived, and then she ran.
Jenni notices that the couple happen to have a vinyl of hers in their flat and they claim it simply appeared in their hallway.
Jacob wants to brick up all the entrances to the basement but this is vigorously resisted by the residents who want to be able to investigate further.

In the barn Patrick is confronted with a bull prepped for slaughter. One gentleman objects to being involved in the slaughter and is quickly removed from proceedings. They are told that the first to drink the heart’s blood will be anointed and the last to draw blood will not be initiated. Patrick really gets into the slaughter and when it seems that Mr Ayers will get to the heart first he stabs him in the stomach to ensure his victory. With a primal scream he he claims the heartsblood. Then everything goes black.

Things wrap up at number 4 with the suggestion that perhaps there should be another residents association meeting. Noah books Amadia a room in the Premier Inn so she doesn’t have to stay at the Wytch House. Imogen collects Damocles from the vet; it appears to act like a normal dog. As they pass a shop window of TV screens they see a reference in the scrolling banner to ‘Up to 12 individuals sought for massive drugs lab in central London’.
Getting home they requisition a vhs player from Jacob and watch the lab footage again- after reviewing it they spot a twelve feminine figure in the background though it becomes increasingly hard to focus upon and eventually moves out of frame.

The next morning Patrick is woken by a phonecall- it’s the IT people coming to install a secure line and extra security measures for his home office. He also recieves an email informing him that he needs to fill out a tax form before he can recieve his salary. After some back and forth between his accountant and HR he finds out that this in an inheritance tax form and snottily hangs up.
Imogen is woken by the noise below and goes to pick up Audrey from the hospital.
Noah gets a call from Mother Jones who tells him that he is in breach of contract by allowing Amadia to dwell outside of the flat. How she knew this was unclear. He speaks with Amadia who has also been contacted and she agrees to come home.

Jenni finds that someone has carved the word ‘bitch’ into the top of her bedside table. She tells Patrick but his room does not appear to be disturbed.

At the hospital Imogen swears that she spots a police dog handler with a familiar face from her tie in Afghanistan. She makes inquiries but no-one is able to identify the officer in question.

Jacob bricks up the doorways in flats 7 and 8.

After going to sleep everyone awakens to find themselves in the basement. There is a sickly looking young woman there who is fiddling with a fancy catalyst lighter, and holding a burned, severed hand. Then she vanishes. All the residents are present around the table. Angry, Patrick strides off into the dark. The rest see no choice but to start the meeting.
We ask George about his sister Mary and she claims that he owes a lot of money and has gone off the rails. We start to discuss blocking up the doors to the basement when a roar of anger comes out of the dark followed by more angry shouting from Patrick. Imogen and Jenni run off to investigate (accompanied by Damocles), they find him out of breath and with blood on his hands, beyond him they find a body mangled beyond recognition. Patrick claims he was attacked but lies that he didn’t know who it was.
They continue with the meeting until tensions start to escalate and things almost come to a fight between Patrick and Noah.

We ask for Shirin to attend as the next guest speaker and agree that only the portals in flat 1, 6 and 9 remain open. Jacob demands that they eject Damocles from the building and the vote is hung with Amadia and Noah abstaining. Incensed by this Jacob starts to push back when Patrick once again demeans him, referring back to the embarrassing incident several nights before.

Sound of the Underground

Imogen awakens in a police cell and after some banter with the bobbies contacts her lawyer, who is troubled to be awoken in the early hours of the morning. She is shortly released and has an expensive cab ride home.

The rest of the residents board the train finding that most of the passengers appear to be homeless but their do appear to be TFL staff managing the train too. As Old Pissant enters the curtained carriage one of the homeless who appears to be acting as a bouncer tugs his forelock in respect. Jenni speaks with one of the passengers who explains that they need to choose whether they are Squires or Ladies. Those who pursue glory for the court and those who seek social advancement. It seems that everyone (aside from the TFL staff) have taken noble names for themselves. Though it appears that Duke (the title Old Pissant possesses is restricted from common use).
Eventually the group decides to enter the reserved carriage and give themselves appropriate names:
Lord Patrick
Count Cap
Lady Sparks.

Jacob doesn’t want to play the game and refuses to take a title which causes the bouncer some aggravation until someone scuttles up and whispers in his ear, after which he is allowed to pass as guest of the Master of the Third Man.

The regents of the court, Lance and Lyme, offer to assist the residents in exchange for their fealty, which none of them are keen on. Another offer is made to treat them as ‘knights of the grail’ outside the court but with some access. Eventually they decide to take some time to think about it and leave the train at Cannon street along with Mr Lyme. He suggests that there is a woman at the Witch House who can help them with their inquiries. There is some speculation that this could be Amadia.

They take a taxi home and bump into Imogen as she arrives home, they let her know about Audrey. Jenni has a late night whiskey with her and explains their evening’s exploits.

Jacob finds that his home has been cleaned while he was away. The CCTV shows unclear images of an elderly woman doing the chores.

Noah has an incredibly dull dream of life in Newcastle. When he awakens he his met by Imogen who is concerned that they have been unable to get in touch with Amadia. She agrees to assist with the hunt if he will help her get in to see Audrey.
Once they eventually get to see her Imogen decides that she has been suffering from Damocles wounds. She boots Damocles hard in the flank and asks Noah to check on Audrey to see if anything has transferred across.

Jacob awakens to find that the notepaper he left out for his mysterious visitor has a message letting him know to get some milk in. The handwriting is very familiar.

Imogen starts choking out Damocles which causes the dog to whine and then choke…and then barking starts coming from Audrey’s room whilst Damocles starts audibly begging to be released. Imogen loses her shit and attempts to kill the dog whilst Noah runs to get a sedative from the nurses station. A fracas ensues with Damocles finally escaping having injured a nurse and slaughtered two unfortunates on the way out.
Afterwards Imogen speaks with Audrey who urges her to leave Damocles alone.

Damocles shows up back at the Wytch house where he is taken in by Patrick and jenni. When Jacob happens upon the blood trail he follows it back to the others and they all end up heading to the vets where Damocles’ gouged eye is being treated. Revelations of slaughter and demonic manifestations are made.

Noah goes off to search for Amadia to no avail. He eventually goes to the police with the predictably useful results.

A strange girl approaches Jacob as he loiters outside the vets. He invites him to lunch saying that they share a common interest but when he professes confusion she is horrified and runs off telling him that when he realises his interest he should leave a note in his door.

Imogen and Jenni go to see Damocles and the DJ is appropriately horrified when the dog does in fact talk and afterwards they take Jacob and Noah and all go to the pub for a consolatory drink.

Patrick spends the afternoon boning up on mitharism and recieves a note in latin which google translate helpfully suggests as ‘Night pay attention to the afternoon’. He prepares his robe in case of a surprise visit.

At around 9pm Jenni receives a panicked call from Amadia…


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