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How to Host a Murder

Work in Progress!!

Inspirations

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Girl Genius - Phil & Kaja Foglio

Introduction

The setting is the Farnsworth Manor in Yorkshire in the Autumn of 1886. A country weekend party at the behest of Lady Kaye Carter goes horribly wrong when the the Sunday afternoon following the seance of the previous night, she's found dead.

It's a dark and stormy night, the phone line is down but a servant has been sent to fetch the local constabulary. Can the facts of the murder be discovered before they arrive, or must everyone keep a watchful eye and be denied the chance to leave the manor? What of the rumours of the change in Lady Kaye's will?

Setup

Farnsworth Manor

Characters

  • Evelyn Abercrombie the youthful ward and companion to Lady Kaye. She indulges in perhaps a bit too much poetry and dancing amongst the wildflowers. She is affianced to Lionel.
    • Evelyn sleeps in the Laquer guest room.
  • Lionel "Ducky" Bigglesworth, a serious man of middle years with his own manor and grounds.
    • Lionel sleeps in the guest room closest to Aleister's bedroom.
  • Then there is the plucky granddaughter, Ortensia Edwards. Unfortunately orphaned, but very keen on not letting that get in the way of setting things to rights.
    • Ortensia sleeps in the Apricot guest room.
  • The late Lady's younger brother, Uncle Victor Farnsworth, a nice, avuncular man of academia.
    • Victor has made his abode in the Portico guest suite.
  • The youngest child, Aleister Paul Carter a gentleman of leisure and his older sister-
  • Melancolia Q. Carter the rather morbid.
  • Cain Dolour farmhand and gardener.
    • Cain sleeps in the servant's wing closest to the Dining room.
  • Sister Gwyneth Mallorie from the local Nunnery - the Order of the Bleeding Heart.
    • Sister Gwyneth is staying in the Blue guest room
  • and of course Jeeves the butler.
    • Jeeves sleeps in the servant's wing closest to the East Belvedere.
  • Other Characters in the game

Plot

Whitemarsh Hall on which Farnsworth Manor is a derivative work.

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