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Emerson Lighthouse and the Mines of Falun

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==Part 1 – The Winter of My Feral Morlocks==

Martin Malus, head bartender at the Gangplank, had been secretly taking food to the Morlocks he encountered beneath Clockhaven in his last adventure with Emerson Lighthouse, in an attempt to win their trust. Little did he know that great changes were about to happen beneath the city. We begin our adventure with a glimpse into the young Squire’s ambitious mind…
*From the Little Black Book of Martin Malus
*The Offering
*Martin’s Little Black Book

About a month later, Morlocks make contact with Malus, revealing their situation since Victor Mornington’s new pumphouse accidentally flushed out the entire city sewer system [].

*Little Black Book, Nov. 9

Malus begins working on a new liquor and cooks the books.
*Little Black Book, Nov. 11

The first run of liquor is tested. Malus considers new ways to communicate with the Morlocks.
*Little Black Book, Nov. 14

Malus devises a plan to share his meals and the bakery stales with the Morlocks without Junie noticing.
*Little Black Book, Nov. 25

Malus is denied access to the archives at City Hall while attempting to research the underground
*Little Black Book, Nov. 29th

The Gangplank is robbed. Emerson and Malus made a run to Cleetus’ farm to get supplies to save the bar
*Emerson Lighthouse and the Great Race

Malus steals his first corpse after seeing Bookworm and others investigating a crime scene
*Dec. 31st – One Body Gone…

Malus locates another corpse, but he is unable to retrieve it before the coroner comes for it.
*At the Morgue

The Morlocks pay a visit to Malus.
*The Deep Ones

Malus decides to do use the library to research the history of the city underground system. His past catches up with him as the current curator of the archives is an old school mate that remembered his bullying.
*Little Black Book, Feb. 4

The Morlocks complain of lack of fresh meat.
*The New Babbage Welcoming Centre

After driving Mumsy to the messenger depot so she could have her valentine delivered, Malus gains access to the public works archives after bribing Br. Falodir. Mumsy noticed the exchange and draws unwelcome conclusions that serve to futher complicate Malus’ situation.
*Mumsy’s Valentine
*Little Black Book, Feb. 17

==Part 2 – Dunsany Rising==

The Gangplank has an early customer that appears to be behind the times. But wait, have we met him before?
*Too early to drink?

Malus moves the Morlocks to a new location under Babbage Square. And just in time…
*Little Black Book: Cave in!

The Morlocks hear music near their new lair.
*Si un Jour

Petra receives a threatening letter.
*A Forgotten Message

We meet another of the Morlocks.
*A Walk Along Savory Street

Tepic negotiates a treaty with the Morlocks on behalf of the urchin population
*Setting the Boundaries
*A Bargin Sealed and a Warning

Two bankers disappear. Petra sees something strange in the sewers.
*Feb. 28 – Yet Another Mystery
*Image: The Grand Canal Grate

Dr. Joe reacquiants himself with the surface of the city.
*A Chance Encounter – Part 1
*A Chance Encounter – Part 2

At the Gangplank, Malus and Kaylee tease Petra Flax about the urban legend of Dunsany, which leads Petra to take a dare to go into the sewers to test it.
*The Double Stripscrew Dare – Pt 1
*The Double Stripscrew Dare – Pt 2
*The Double Stripscrew Dare – Pt 3

Dr. Joe asks Nefertiti to find a way to get back to his lab, which is under the area which caved in.
*Return to Dunsany

Malus writes some thoughts about the Morlocks and their culture
*Little Black Book: The Essence of Order

Nefertiti retrieves Dr. Joe’s vial from Malus’ footlocker, and is given a message to deliver to the Church Fathers.
*Ariston’s Heir
*Not Quite a Trip to Grandma’s
*A Rush of Wind
*Not quite a trip to Grandma’s, part 2

Junie discovers that the Gangplank is broke, so Emerson decides they need a week long vacation at the best hotel in Falun.
*Three Magic Words
*Little Black Book, March 13

The Morlocks do some exploring on their own, and with Malus
*Little Black Book, Pi Day

Emerson writes his customary letters of departure, including one to ask Victor Mornington for a loan. Emerson offers the Gangplank as collateral
*A Letter of Opportunity to Victor Mornington
*A Brief Letter to Miss Hienrichs
*Mornington’s Reply to Emerson

Dr. Joe gets some bad news about his health, and Emperor Crumb predicts bad weather
*One Morning in the Gut

Dr. Joe attempts to blackmail the Church
*The Message

Malus visits his old teacher, Brother Lapis
*Little Black Book: Preparations

==Part 3 – The Road to Falun==

Emerson, Junie, Malus, Petra, and Lottie the autonomous automaton depart for Falun
*image: The Mines of Falun

Malus recounts the events of his last night in New Babbage in his journal.
*Little Black Book: Convergences

Petra tells a scary story at first night’s camp. Things begin to go wrong.
*The Squirming of the Fells
*The Cabin in the Woods

Garnet Psaltery has a chance meeting with Dr. Joe and Nefertiti at the train station. She hires them as couriers for a package she must have delivered to Falun.
*Ticket to Ride

Mumsy recalls having tea with Martha when they were young women.
*The Yellow House

Out on the Fells, things have gone wrong.
*The Robin of the Dairy

Our adventurers reach Cleetus’ farm by surprising means, while Dr. Joe and Nefertiti catch up by train.
*Riders on the Fells
*The Hawg Roast
*Murder on the Falun Express
*Dairy Dawn
*Trouble on the Way

The two travelling parties arrive in Falun.
*The Snack Bar
*A Place to Sleep

==Part 4 – Emerson’s Five and a Half ==

Emerson and his party make a pretense of being on holiday.
*The World Renowned Falunian Hot Springs
*The Door in the Floor
*Emerson’s Five and a Half

The Sheriff recognizes Petra.
*Run Petra Run

Meanwhile, in New Babbage, Thomas longs to return to the deep caverns under Clockhaven.
*The Kingdom of Dunsany

Lottie enters the underground to look for Malus.
*The Central Scrutinizer

Mrs. Vorpal’s corpse is cared for, Father Vorpal confronts Emerson about the real purpose of Emerson’s ‘vacation.’
*The Rugbottom Memorial Home for the Recently Deceased

The Sheriff, Nerfertiti, and Dr. Joe catch up with Malus.
*A Capital Offense

A glimpse of Dr. Joe’s notebook…
*Chamaeleonidae Radiolaria Versipellis

Dr. Joe outlines his grand plan.
*Radiolarians 2

Millburn Pennybags, CEO of the Pipco Mining Corporation, gets a report on the recent violence.
*Security Report

Mr. Pennybags hears of a plot to rob the mine and doubles security.
*The Lamp Feeders of Falun

Emerson puts his plan into motion.
*The Plan
*What the Maid Found on the Wall
*As Easy as One, Two, Three

The caper is pulled off, and Malus does the math.
*Farewell Falun



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