Saying Ethan Carter was a man with many gifts still seemed to be sort of an understatement. Barely forty he was one of the British Empire‘s most famous scholars. He was also what the French might call an enfant terrible of modern science. His achievements had been mostly picking apart those theories by elder scientists he found lacking. Nevertheless, he had gained the trust of many contemporaries and if rumors were true had occasionally advised the Crown. His expertise spanned several fields including chemistry, zoology, literature and astrology. His special interest lately was the latter, which he described in a letter to a friend as a „key to many questions science has yet to conquer“. He was also a notorious loner, turning down several offers by clubs of great reputation to join them and maintaining most friendships through regular letters. His career had allowed him a high living standard, which was supported by the inheritance of his father, Raymond Carter, who was a Member of Parliament until he vanished on a hunting exercise at the age of fifty. From him Ethan Carter had inherited the house at Aldford Street in the Mayfair, London. He had a housemaid and a butler taking care of his needs. It was in the study of this house he was last seen by his butler on the night of the 2nd August 1887. He was reading the newspaper and drinking a brandy. Both was against his usual habit, but not entirely uncommon. After his Butler was released of his daily duty by him around ten o‘clock he was never seen again. His only relative, his sister Amanda Carter, ten years his junior, filed a missing person report on the 4th of August. The prominence of the missing person lead Scotland Yard to send their best man. Inspector Lestrade searched the house and premises with several men and found no clue to the whereabouts of the Gentleman. The study as locked from within and had to be forcefully opened by the police. Inside they found the newspaper and the brandy glass half filled. The Inspector had a bad feeling about this. He also had some pressure from his superiors, who seemed to answer to higher authorities in this. So he did the only thing he could do. He consulted an expert. As he got out of his coach he sighed deeply and finally knocked at the door of 221b Baker Street. Ms. Hudson opened the door. „He expects you.“ She said. „Of course he does.“ Lestrade only sighed. _______________ Half an hour later he had explained the case to Holmes and Dr. Watson and sipped from his tea. He considered trying to play Holmes, by tell him he „thought it might interest him“, but truth was the Consulting Detective had probably looked through him already. „He got so many enemies in academic circles a murder cannot be ruled out. He has so few contacts to the outside world we can actually rules out he got drunk or something like this.“ Lestrade sighed and looked to Watson, then back to Holmes. „Might also have something to do with his work. We found very few papers and notes around the house I thought.“ Lestrade looked around. „Maybe important.“ He added insecure. „We left things mostly untouched. I mean we worked the scene, searched everything, but left as much untouched as possible. I just tried not to make a mess out of the scene. His sister is more than willing to pay your usually fee and the divission would be forever in your debt. Which it probably already is, dammit Holmes . . . can you just tell me if you accept the case?“ Lestrade looked at him and sighed again, this time even more deeply then the first. Tag: @Reynar_Tedros, @LordTroepfchen ________________________ THE STRANGE CASE OF ETHAN CARTER A Victorian Adventure ________________________ This is a game about the most favorite two detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Guess you figured that one out already, did you? Well, both roles have been taken and this will be a small game, that is putting it‘s focus on two main characters. Nevertheless, I invite you to join us in one of many guest roles if this game interests you. if there is any interest, please PM me and otherwise, I wish my two brave players good look in their portrayal of two characters which could hardly be any more iconic. Character Sheet (only my suggestion, use whatever you like pals) Name: Age: Occupation: Rank: Appearance: Equipment: Bio: _______ The Rules: GM word is law I will update at least once a week, will try to do twice. In between I might send PMs or you two might of course interact as much with each other as you wish. NPCs I will release to you on occasion with me sending little info mails what they might reveals for easier writing. Well, no Godmodding etc. Have Fun!