Thomas Roquefort, American, archaeologist and adventurer, recently arrived in London after an expedition to Egypt
Richard George Thomas Lumley, second son of the Earl of Scarbrough
Jasper Burnside, physician and in the last two years something of a hermit. It's common knowledge that he has lost someone close and there are rumours aplenty for those willing to listen (he's my character)
During the sandstorm, Jasper has a terrifying vision of Fox, who turns into the same darkness as the monster that killed him.
When he comes to again, he needs a moment to realise that he no longer is buried in sand, but instead in a fairly comfortable and pleasantly dark and cool tent. Less pleasant is the fact that he is bound hand and foot. A Touareg enters the tent, take a look at Jasper and leaves again, sending in two women who free him of his bonds and offer him water to drink and wash.
When he has made himself presentable again, the Touareg comes back and escorts him out of the tent, where he meets Thomas and Richard who have had much the same experience. Jasper thinks that he has been unconscious for several days, judging from the colours of the bruise on his wrist.
guests of the Touareg
We did't discuss this in-game, but I assume that the other characters had similar experiences during the sandstorm. At least we all got an email from the GM.
So Kamal is back and I think none of us were very surprised by this. I fully expected to see him again and Jasper, despite Kamal's mysterious ways, has always trusted him more than almost any other member of the expedition.
I once again noticed that serious fights in-game really stress me out. Wich is not a bad thing, but I'm always a bit surprised when I notice just how immersed in the game I become. The GM handled a lot of the fight without dice except for the bit in the big tent and it was intense, at least for me.
And the cut point for the evening was very well chosen. Jasper has a very definite sense of doom and he has a nasty suspicion that the tentacle thing from last time will be back.