After receiving information from contacts in Shanghai, the investigators were joined by a mysterious gentleman offering his services as a bodyguard. They traveled to French Algiers for the funeral of Monsieur Hugh Leclerc. Mr Wilkins spoke eloquently at the service. Sadly, Mr Punchington was suffering ill effects from his unfortunate meeting with a dangerous and powerful entity that referred to itself as a god. His friends found a safe place where he could rest and (hopefully) recover before saying their goodbyes and moving on to Mombasa (Kenya).
Miss Kensington, seeking solace in retail therapy, went shopping and procured the following:
- 3x .38 revolvers
- 1x .45 semi automatic pistol
- 2x .30 under action “cowboy special” carbine rifles
- 1x 12 gauge pump action shotgun
- 1x elephant rifle
- 1x hatchet
- 1x machete
- 1x garrote
- And enough ammunition to sink a boat.
Still grieving over the loss of her ancestral 12 gauge and revolver, she nevertheless decided she rather liked the two Lee Enfeild rifles she already had, one of them took down a hunting horror after all, and she still had her trusty knives.
No, she feels fine, thank you for asking.
Mr Jones spent his time chatting up the local reporters about the events leading up to the Carlyle massacre, and Mr Wilkins made friends with a hotel manager.
Everything points to Nairobi. They leave in the morning.