He’s baaack. By The Archivist on July 18, 2011 Spread the love Published in Recovered Blog Post The Archivist Maintenance account for the Babbage Aethernet Reader (BAR) and archival records. More from Recovered Blog PostMore posts in Recovered Blog Post »Steampunk Storytime @7pmThe Conservatory Ballroom Presents a Formal Dance Monthly, 4th SaturdaysMusic and Role-play at the Tell-Tale Heart Pub: Monthly 2nd TuesdaysSpring Formal Dance at The Conservatory Ballroom 5pm SLTSteampunk Storytime @7pm
Excellent. Simply, excellent…
*swoons at the thought of him learning how to dance*
Vampire Hunter D?
I can’t imagine so. D has things to do and places to go. He wouldn’t just hang about to show off his tough guyness.
::nearly had a heart attack when he saw the image from the thumbnail, thinking at first it was LS::
I almost wish LooseStrife would return…
“Shut yo’ mouth!” *coughs* Uh…I mean, “Don’t say such things!'”
-quirks a brow then smirks-
ohh…for those of us who are newer babbagers… is there a reference story in the archive about that shady ..gen…dude?
There were blog posts in the past, but that was on the old ning so they’ve vanished. (darnit!) I’ll write something up soon. :)
(My memory is pretty crappy, so I’ll throw together what I can)
Over 1.5 yrs ago a pair arrived in Babbage, Maurice Dimanovic and Mischa Janick. They were sociable and well-liked throughout town. One day, they were found dead in the street, Mischa stabbed and Maurice shot. Left near their dead bodies was a small piece of paper with a simple red “X”.
After much speculation on who the murderer was, Reed Darkfold himself left letters around town explaining his part in the deaths. The letter explained he was responsible, and that he was hired after they murdered a Government official in another country. Maurice and Mischa would find a new town and make new friendships. Whomever they grew closest to they would kill, generally by poison and steal their money before fleeing town. With this explanation, most in town forgave Reed for his grievances. His letter finished: “Those who have no enemies need not fear, those however who have made it onto another’s list should keep an eye to the shadows.”
Much time passed with as much peace as possible for New Babbage. Charise, a hot-tempered woman was often seen chatting with Reed – though it was obvious all he did was piss her off.
Eventually, Charise’s brother Edmund came to town. There was quite a lot of animosity between them, and eventually Edmund convinced Charise to trust him and to return to their home town with him. On the day they were to leave, Edmund was struck by an errant trolley in Clockhaven and killed. Reed later relayed the story at the hospital after Edmund’s autopsy. Edmund had actually come to town to kill his sister Charise. He came from a family of corrupt police officials and Charise had actually fled to New Babbage to hide from him. Once he’d gained her trust and had her following to the station, he had pulled his knife to kill her but instead swiped and hit Reed’s leg. As Reed had explained, stabbing an assassin is never a good idea. When Reed went to shove Edmund, one of his famous red X’s fell from his pocket to the ground and the trolley came and hit Edmund.
As it turned out, everyone believed the story and rather than finding Reed a shady fellow, praised him for actually saving Charise’s life. The real story, on the other hand was quite the opposite.
Now Reed is back at the request of Charise, and who knows what for….