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Journal Entry – The Crate Pt1

Journal Entry

Date 28th of September 188 *stops writing as he hears more scratching noises coming from under the foundations of the hotel*

Well…

The…item…that old Hollingsworth gave me from the Jaguar-Ellington dig site in Egypt is sitting in the library of the museum next to City Hall.  It’s about the safest place i can think of placing it right now.  Can’t put it in the lab, too much electrical activity going on in there.

This whole thing started with the aquisition by Miss Bergamasco of the old museum.  As i watched her busilly cleanignt he windows and then seen the frown on her face as she looked at the empty museum the only thing a gentleman could do was to offer assistance and…procure…exhibits for her.  So, off i went to a certain place in a certian time i know and took a bunch of nice full depth images for old Roberts to use in carvings.

After taking the pictures, i landed at the age old Jaguar-Ellington dig site in Egypt where i knew Roberts and his team would be…

The Ellington Dig

The JE dig…what a disaster that turned out to be.

For 5 whole years the JE team, funded by myself and the research committee of House Cerulean have been looking for the fabled Immort Regalia stone, 5 long years, disaster and death plagued the team continously…but find the stone they did, or at least what was left of the stone.

The ancient Egyptians was the Roman Empire of their heyday, they epitomised the old latin phrase of “inter arma enim, silent leges”, which roughly translated means “in times of war, the law falls silent”, and it did in Egypt…many times.  The god kings of Egypt had all sorts of strange items at their disposal, some of the items i’ve came across in my long years searching for this single stone tablet even I couldnt explain.  By the end of the first branch of the old Egyptian empire they had lost control of their own “magic”.  By the start of the second rebirth of the empire, the old relics were all but lost, buried under hundreds of metres of sand and forgotten about forever.

The stone though…the stone was found…

The guesses of the boffins in House Cerulean turned out to be right, it looked to be more Babylonian in origin.  Any power the stone once had was long since dissipated, but the markings carved on the stone would be invaluable to modern scientists to figure out just what was going on during the end times of the first branch of the Egyptian empire.

The stone was carefully wrapped, the dig team payed handsomly and let go on an extended vacation, they will return in a few months and continue digging in the JE site, theres still a lot more wealth hidden down there.

Now…most “normal” people would have quickly packed up and left, thanking the team for their hard work and getting away from that cursed site as soon as possible.  Did I?

…i should have looking back on it now…

Old Roberts who  was an excellent carver was studying the pictures i had taken of live dinosaurs and said he should be able to get some form of carved representation of them intime for the opening of Miss Bergamascos museum.  He then asked the question which i KNEW he would ask…he knows the answer to it, yet he still persists in being an annoyance…

“So Mornington…how are ya gonna explain to the folks in this city in the 1880’s that the big dead dinos your have in that museum are more lifelike than anything anywhere else in that time period?”

He knows how i get around that kind of thing…yet he always asks…always prodding for some kind of weakness in the veil of the time stream…ready to run back to the High Council and blabber on about how “bad” and “dangerous” my meddling with current events are.   About how the High Council should strike House Cerulean down and forcibbly take Zenobia Station off my hands.  However he knows that will never happen…and i would love to see the council try…

I should have walked away…I should have laughed at Roberts, gave him the bottle of Oban 10 year old malt i sent for him, and walked away…

…but i didnt…

It was when he showed me what was found buried WITH the stone…that things started turning sour…

Part 2 at http://cityofnewbabbage.online/reader/node/891

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