Monday, December 8, 2008

Baby in a Box

So yesterday I went back to the Steampunk Hotel with Mr Rip, Will and Bob and we managed somehow to enter the room the Captain Zessinthal was renting there.

Mr Rip had already been there, as the Captain gave him a tour, but it seems new evidences had been added since then and we found a drawing of a kind of a foetus, on a board, with the two words "Cloud Angel" hand-written under it, and letters pinned on it, one being from a scientist friend addressed to the Captain and mentionning a book he has sent with the letter, and the other being an official letter from the Van Creed society to the Captain too.

On the table, next to the window, there was also another letter, apparently written by the Captain Zessinthal to his scientist friend, but I guess this friend never received it and will never, since the Captain is now dead...

We then climbed down the stairs and found the model of the Zenzephlin, very great airship, and also two posters on the walls. One was representing the airship and the other the inside of the engine, with a kind of bubble or something, a "baby in a box" to quote Bob.

Mr Rip told me he had found a book at the library, and that was certainly the one the scientist friend was talking about in his letter, but he had to leave, so I sent Bob and Will to go to the library to find it and I said I'd join them later, as I had something else to do.

Dreddpiratebob Streeter: oi! myrtil! you seen this down here?
You: yup
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: baby in a box
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: whassat about
You: it's not a baby
You: I think it's a cloud angel
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: a what?
You: and see that's how the airship looked like
You: before it exploded
You: but 100 times bigger..
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: whoa
You: well I'm not sure about it, I think they say it in their letters
You: cloud angel could be a new kind of power
You: and I think the Captain used it for his airship
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: ah yeah i read that up there
You: and it went bad somehow and exploded
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: as power?
You: or maybe that was a bomb, not sure..
You: yeah
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: did the baby survive?
You: I dunno...
You: maybe we should look down there in the water
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: aye!
dumnonniwill Clip: whats a cload baybe
You: I'm not sure Will
dumnonniwill Clip: hmmmm
You: but we should go see at the library if we find that book

Dreddpiratebob Streeter: more importantly is it alive and running about?
You: I dunno...
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: if it has a habit of exploding that could be bad
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: bad baby
You: just if we use it bad
Dreddpiratebob Streeter laughs.
You: I think
You: you two go to the library and find that book?
dumnonniwill Clip: maybe we could steal it for the orphans and sell it
dumnonniwill Clip: okay....
You: I'll join you a bit later

I then went back to the Port to explore more attentively the wreckage and saw that all was exactly like before. The body of the Captain was still laying on the ground of the basin, with the blackbox, and pieces of airship all over.

But the airship wasn't totally above the dock when it exploded and some pieces had certainly fallen further, in the depths of the sea instead of on the dock or in the basin around.

Bending above the end of the dock and peering through the surface of the water, some big metallic parts could be seen, and, in the middle of them, the indistinct shape of a human body...

So Miss Breezy was right when she said she thought she had seen two persons on the airship... And the recording confirmed it, two different voices could be heard. The second body must be the one of the Captain Zessinthal's crew mate.

Now... How did the ship explode? Was it criminal? A bomb and charges like it seems to be heard in the recording..? Or a too big power used in the engine of the airship? And if the explosion was criminal, who did it? Jason Moriarty? The Van Creed society? Someone else?

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