The Cecil Expedition of 1845 (aka The Tremendous Adventures of Major John Hare in the Benighted Lands of Hindoo Kush
) finally made it to Kabul in this session.
Pending the fine details that hopefully someone at the table recorded, here's what I remember.
Major Hare and Hunt discovered that Majeed's father was a cavalry officer, and that his son-in-law is in Afghanistan to contend his father-in-law's last will and testament, which may alter the disposition of the estate.
We did determine the father's name, his regiment, and iirc the name of his son-in-law. (We decided a son-in-law because her claim would be more tenuous, something like that??)
Contacts in the East Indian Co also revealed that they were manoeuvring their forces against the Sikh Empire, with an invasion looming.
Lady Cecil discovered there had been disruption to the Aether trade (apart from that caused by us)?
Because we possibly did prompt the Monolith to sink into the ground, levelling the village and leaving Amir Whatshisface destitute. He and Major Hare parted ways on favourable terms (If I see you again I'll kill you), and the Major also lost greatly in the devastation. (His precious markhor trophy.)
Meaning Major Hare's trophy list is still full!
- Hyrcanian Tiger
- Asiatic Black Bear
- Asiatic Lion
- Snow Leopard
- Himalayan Red Bear
- Barmanou (Yeti)
Opening Majeed Succeed
Party started to help camp followers
His excellency rounded up men and moved to arrest.
Sajjan talk down. Hare have gun pointing at him. Excellency backed down.
His Excellency Still in Play
Whatever happened to Dr Maierhofer?
Follow aether trail. Stop trade. Or find other Monolith.
Major Hare found out more about Majeed's Father
Took Sajjan to Majeed's little cave.
Major PRDitmous 15th Bengal Lancers
Also discovered that mother was still alive
Her son (by wife of Majeed's father) is in Afghanstan pursuing a claim to money
EIC knew about last will and testament but it has not been found
How do they know?
Diary? Turned in from loot from afghanistan retreat from Kabul.
EIC only recently returned.
EIC knew about relationship with Majeed's mother.
British building up forces to attack Lahore.
Staying at Alexander Burns compound!