Saturday, 19th June, 1926
Last night, the eminent anthropologist and man of letters John Boddy, otherwise known as Dr. Black, has invited some of his “friends”, all former associates of his late uncle Sir Hugh Black (1964 - 1914), to spend a entire weekend at his Hampshire country home, Tudor Hall. The purpose of this weekend was to celebrate Boddy’s thirtieth birthday, in which he has inherited the family estate and fortune. Unbeknownst to his guest, Mr. Boddy had other plans.
For the longest time, he had started to suspected that one of, if not all of them, of profiting of Sir Hugh’s will before his inheritance. Last August, the family solicitor Miles Meadow-Brook, gave him Sir Hugh’s Last Will and Testament. The will, it gave an steady monthly “allowance” to some of Sir Hugh’s associates. Shortly after, Miles was found dead in the South Gardens. Boddy began to question the true motives his “friends”. He vowed to get to the bottom of these murky financial dealings.
Now Mr. Boddy was known for being a charitable fellow - always donating and helpings to those need, especially his dearest friends. His friends have been sort of a family to him. Even since he was a child, he was incredibly lonely. His mother Margaret, although very loving and caring, was distant with her only child. Samuel, John’s father, was rarely home due to his work as a reporter for a prominent Boston Newspaper company. When John was merely the age of eight, both of his parents were lost at sea while traveling to Egypt. And when his Uncle Hugh got a hold of him, he sent his nephew to boarding school.
But after months of being cheated and robbed, Mr. Boddy had enough. Since he was now in control of his uncle’s affairs, he was gonna cut the allowances and expected them to pay back him back the money.
Before Dinner was served, around eight, John Boddy was found dead at the foot of the cellar stairs.
Who killed John Boddy (Dr. Black)?
Where in Tudor Hall was he killed?
What weapon was used to do the deed?
Miss Josephine Scarlet (BBP)
Miss Josephine Scarlett is the estranged, promiscuous, and wayward daughter of Mrs. Peacock. An beautiful actress, she has performed several roles in the West End and Broadway. Her stage career has been growing quite rapidly, and with talks with her staring lead in next big play and her first movie in Hollywood, Scarlet could be a household name. But the society columns London newspapers seem to be more interested with promiscuous nature with wealthy, older bachelors, which annoys her mother.
Her relationship with her mother is based on envy and jealousy ever since the day Josephine was born. A young Patricia Scarlett resented the attention her husband James gave to their child. After his sudden death, Mrs. (Scarlet) Peacock wouldn’t pay young Josephine no mind.
There’s some rumor that Scarlet was the result of an affair between her mother and Boddy’s uncle Sir Hugh, months before James Scarlet was in the picture. If this were to be true and leaked in public, Scarlet’s career could be ruined forever.
Colonel Micheal Mustard (Wavey)
Occupation: Colonel for the British Army (Ret.)
Once an officer of the Royal Hampshire Regiment - The Hampshire Tigers - and old friend of Sir Hugh, Colonel Mustard’s career was less than extraordinary then he claims it to be. Born in India, he was sent to military school at a young age. He severed in Africa and the Middle East for the Royal Engineers and the cartographic division of Military Intelligence during WWI. After WWI, Mustard retired. After his retirement, Colonel Mustard convinced a publisher that his military exploits would make a good read. Having received several payments in advance, Mustard has only produced little under a quarter of his promised chapters. Meanwhile collection agencies are constantly hounding at him for missing payments.
Mrs. Blanche White
Occupation: Head Housekeeper
Mrs. Blanche White (née Chalkley) is the Head Housekeeper of the staff branch of the Hall. During Boddy’s childhood, she severed as his Nanny. She more-or-less runs the entire staff along the House Steward/Butler, Mr. Reginald Ashe. Efficient, polite, and with strong, ethical morals, it’s easy to see why she’s still hired after decades in service. But the staff have been reported saying that she has received little compensation for all her efforts.
The Reverend Mr. John Green (Sir Shamrock)
Occupation: Pastor, Suspected Con-Artist
Mr. John Green (or Reverend Green) has been running a traveling “tent revival” throughout Europe and Africa asks wealthy patrons to donate to those less unfortunate, like himself - that’s how he became associated with Sir Hugh Black. Behind his Southern charm and friendly, outgoing façade lies a shady con-artist who has been suspected of money-laundering, smuggling, and fraud.
Mrs. Patricia Peacock
A friend of Margaret Black-Boddy, the high honorable Patricia Peacock (née Gobelin) is a wealthy, graceful, and stylish social “butterfly” and mother of Miss Scarlet. A widow of three wealthy husbands, Mrs. Peacock enjoys the finest things in life and being the center of attention. Before her first marriage to James Scarlet, a young Patricia was involved with a series of affairs with many powerful men, one of them being Sir Hugh Black. Mrs. Peacock was the only person that Sir Hugh showed any romantic affection to. Rumor has it that they eloped in shortly after the First World War began. Now the gossip columns of the local newspaper claims that’s her last husband’s fortune is nearly exhausted, which she denies profusely.
Professor Peter Plum (PrinceAlarming)
Occupation: Archeologist, College Professor, Former member of the British Museum
A keen archeologist and an expert of Mid-Eastern Culture, Professor Peter Plum had many of his expeditions to Egypt funded by Sir Hugh Black. Once a teacher for Oxford University, he secured a position with the British Museum in 1923. After publishing a article about Ancient Egyptian Dynasties, Plum was summarily dismissed as from the Museum based on allegations that “some” of the text was done by a former colleague who was killed in a freak accident on a archeological dig.
Candlestick: Early Victorian. Sterling Silver. Part of a pair that usually in the Dining Room. This one was found behind the curtains. The base was dented.
Dagger: A jewelled Persian dagger, given to the Doctor by a dealer named Prince Azure. Mr. Boddy had kept in a display case in the Lounge locked up, but was found under the coffee table.
Lead Pipe: An issue with the house’s plumbing had been the reason of purchasing of this item. It was usually kept in the garden shed amongst the other tools. So why, after the murder, was it found in the Conservatory?
Revolver: Once belonging to his father, Mr. Boddy had his revolver locked in his desk in the Study. When police arrived, the desk drawer had been found forced opened.
Rope: Appox. 16ft long. Used in the boat house near the lake. Found in the Ballroom in a empty pot.
Wrench: A adjustable monkey wrench type. Heavy mechanical uses only, not domestic. It was found under the Kitchen sink.
Hall: Upon Mr. Boddy’s request, the front door was bolted during the course of the evening. The great hall shows no signs of a struggle (almost too clean!).
Lounge: Many of the guest retreat here before dinner. Ashy footprints were found both leaving and entering the fireplace.
Dining Room: The table was all set and prepared for tonight’s dinner that would have happen. Based statements made by the House Steward Mr. Ashe, Mr. Boddy requested to have his meal served in his bedroom.
Kitchen: Mrs. White spent of the evening ordering around the kitchen staff. She seemed very agitated about something.
Ballroom: The Ballroom was locked up, since it was not being planned to be used. Oddly however, it was found unlocked.
Conservatory: Tea was served here during the afternoon. Some of the exotic plants and herbs are spilled on the floor.
Billiard Room: The gentleman playing a few rounds of billiard before dinner. Noticeable stain on the pool table.
Library: A book about plants was found on the couch. It was bookmarked to section about Belladonnas - a poisonous plant.
Study: The last place Mr. Boddy was seen alive. A collection of several types of bones are displayed.
Gameplay is almost similar to this:
One player makes a suggestion (Suspect, Weapon, Room), and the other players must disprove if they can.
If you can disprove, PM the player making the suggestion. If you can’t, I’ll do it for you.
Once someone can disprove, it’s the next players turn to suggest.
Players must make a suggestion within a 24-hour period, otherwise that players turn will be skipped.Miss Scarlet suggest: Rev./Mr. Green with the Dagger in the Hall.
(Cue Col. Mustard to disprove)
Col. Mustard cannot disprove
Mrs. White can disprove
(Cue Col. Mustard to suggest)
If you are going to make a Final Accusation, you must do it on your turn.
1. Miss Scarlet (BBP)
2. Colonel Mustard (Wavey)
3. The Reverend Mr. Green (Sir Shamrock)
4. Professor Plum (Prince Alarming)
Miss Scarlet (BBP), it is your turn to suggest.