Our expedition reports have been up on the World Wide Web for a while now, but some of you may wish to take this text away with you on expeditions of your own, after all nothing diverts one from one’s insect bites, heat stroke, thirst, frostbite, violent cryptids, poisonous vegetation and other misery than reading about someone else’s.
Since we are once more on the wing on the Airship Lady I, I certainly would. This current expedition promises to be mostly one with man-made horrors.
Read on-line: Fire From The Gods. Download: PDF, MOBI, EPUB
Prof. Alan Wadcroft, Algernon University, Ipswich.
Andre Dupont: The colour of light
This is the third chapter in our adventure, unusual in that it was translated from French by Miss Tennant. It is taken from a small notebook from a Dr. Andre Dupont of Paris University and offers a unique insight into the goings-on in the Prometheus organisation. It is not, on the whole, a heartening experience. Magister Slate rules his domain with an iron fist, and nobody is safe.
Please refer to: Godfrey Pike: The quiet life
This is the next installment in our ongoing report of the Tennant expedition into the Sudanese desert, this time from the hand of our new Head of Security and Recent History professor, Godfrey Pike. If you want to know who Winston is, I have no idea. Probably a code name for one of the more shadowy figures in Her Majesty’s secret service. I’m afraid Dr. Pike’s start was not an easy one. We have not had to remove a dead body since the rather exciting attempt to whip up a batch of Dioxygen Difluoride. I think high energy Alchemy should be left to the experts, who at least know when they are likely to die.
Dr. Alan Wadcroft
At long last, the final draft of our latest expedition report has been submitted to the person whose unenviable task it is to make these words available to the general public. The first report comes from the hand of Mrs. Fatin Tennant, who is steering Lady I to new horizons as I write this.
Perhaps to introduce a little levity into an otherwise fairly severe report, we will also, with permission, include selected articles from Algernon University’s student newspaper, mostly from the hands of Miss Linda Davenport and Miss Rina Prescott.
The first report may be found here: Fatin: Up among the clouds. Please enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment.
Prof. Dr. Alan Wadcroft
This is a simple note to tell you that the airship Lady I has returned from the Sudanese deserts, bearing tales both gruesome and heartening. I myself have played only a tangential part in these adventures, so I will not be writing any reports myself, only collate, edit, and gather up the reports written mostly by the Tennant family and our new Head of Security, Dr. Godfrey Pike.
Please be advised that these tales are not for the faint of heart, as we are dealing with adversaries who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims.
Yours as always,
Prof. Dr. Alan Wadcroft
In different places, where I play in the gardens of other writers and artists, I have an almost perfect reputation for incorrectly predicting what will happen in future episodes. I had really hoped that I might be spared this experience in the hallowed halls of Algernon University. But it seems I cannot escape this curse even here, where I (supposedly) have full control over what happens. Continue reading
Good Lord, it’s been a long time since I wrote anything here! But hopefully, that is about to change. The latest expedition report, “Fire from the gods”, is about to finish. We are currently compiling the final heart-wrenching chapters.
In the mean time, I have commissioned another front page from Miss Lindsey Batdorf, which led me to muse on the care and feeding of artists. The results can be found in the short report “How to commission artwork“.
I hope to have more news to give you about the dastardly doings of Prometheus.
Yours as ever,
Prof. Dr. Alan Wadcroft.