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==Master Cultists - Living==
 
==Master Cultists - Living==
  
((('''Rufus Gladstone'''{br}
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((('''Rufus Gladstone'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  None{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  None<br>
__Description__:  Tall and dark featured, Rufus is elegant and aloof.  He is always impeccably dressed, preferring to quietly blend into the background.  Rufus is rarely seen. {br}
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__Description__:  Tall and dark featured, Rufus is elegant and aloof.  He is always impeccably dressed, preferring to quietly blend into the background.  Rufus is rarely seen. <br>
 
__Background__:  Leader of the Cult of Haunting Hand; father of Julia Gladstone; nemesis of Inspector Smythe.)))
 
__Background__:  Leader of the Cult of Haunting Hand; father of Julia Gladstone; nemesis of Inspector Smythe.)))
  
((('''Bartholomew Bartley'''{br}
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((('''Bartholomew Bartley'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  Blind Beggar, Master of Disguises{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  Blind Beggar, Master of Disguises<br>
__Description__:  None{br}
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__Description__:  None<br>
 
__Background__:  Played the part of the blind beggar and Mr. Bartley and others??? at the Piper Estate affair.)))
 
__Background__:  Played the part of the blind beggar and Mr. Bartley and others??? at the Piper Estate affair.)))
  
((('''Henry Hyde'''{br}
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((('''Henry Hyde'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  None{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  None<br>
__Description__:  A large black-bearded man with a top hat.{br}
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__Description__:  A large black-bearded man with a top hat.<br>
 
__Background__:  Leader of the Piper Estate affair.  He is thought to be William Hyde’s father.  William has been captured and is now serving time in Dartmoor Prison.)))
 
__Background__:  Leader of the Piper Estate affair.  He is thought to be William Hyde’s father.  William has been captured and is now serving time in Dartmoor Prison.)))
  
((('''Matthew Weeks'''{br}
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((('''Matthew Weeks'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  None{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  None<br>
__Description__:  Handsome, athletic with an average face, brown hair, well dressed with green-tinted glasses.{br}
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__Description__:  Handsome, athletic with an average face, brown hair, well dressed with green-tinted glasses.<br>
 
__Background__:  Mastermind of the All Hallow's Hunt affair.  Last seen in Cornwall.)))
 
__Background__:  Mastermind of the All Hallow's Hunt affair.  Last seen in Cornwall.)))
  
((('''???'''{br}
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((('''???'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  Mr. Finch?{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  Mr. Finch?<br>
__Description__:  Average build, dark hair and eyes, small black beard and mustache - looks as if he is of Eastern European or Russian descent.  This could be the twin of Josiah Brand.  {br}
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__Description__:  Average build, dark hair and eyes, small black beard and mustache - looks as if he is of Eastern European or Russian descent.  This could be the twin of Josiah Brand.  <br>
__Background__:  Unknown{br}
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__Background__:  Unknown<br>
 
__Status__: Seen by Dr. Clive James at the Golders Green Asylum after the death of Josiah Brand.  A twin?  Doppleganger?  Reincarnation?)))
 
__Status__: Seen by Dr. Clive James at the Golders Green Asylum after the death of Josiah Brand.  A twin?  Doppleganger?  Reincarnation?)))
  
 
==Master Cultists - Whereabouts Unknown==
 
==Master Cultists - Whereabouts Unknown==
  
((('''Julia Gladstone'''{br}
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((('''Julia Gladstone'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  Miss Julia Herringford (the nanny of Monkshood){br}
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__Known Aliases__:  Miss Julia Herringford (the nanny of Monkshood)<br>
__Description__: Eye witnesses describe Miss Gladstone as, "tall and lithe, oozing sophistication and charm. She is smartly dressed, although her skirt may be a bit too short. She has close cropped dark hair and smoldering black eyes. Her manner is quiet and reserved.”{br}
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__Description__: Eye witnesses describe Miss Gladstone as, "tall and lithe, oozing sophistication and charm. She is smartly dressed, although her skirt may be a bit too short. She has close cropped dark hair and smoldering black eyes. Her manner is quiet and reserved.”<br>
__Background__:  Miss Gladstone is the daughter of Rufus Gladstone, leader of the Haunting Hand.  Under her alias Miss Julia Herringford and acting as the family nanny, she was implicated in the death of William Monkshood IV and the destruction of Monkshood Estate. Her actions are implicated in the murder and burning of Monkshood Estate.{br}    
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__Background__:  Miss Gladstone is the daughter of Rufus Gladstone, leader of the Haunting Hand.  Under her alias Miss Julia Herringford and acting as the family nanny, she was implicated in the death of William Monkshood IV and the destruction of Monkshood Estate. Her actions are implicated in the murder and burning of Monkshood Estate.<br>    
 
__Status__:  A journal entry of Dr. Clive James reports that Julia Gladstone was killed in the Lower Shadwell Docks area of London on 31 January 1892.  Her body was stolen from the London Morgue shortly afterwards. Its disappearance remains unsolved.)))
 
__Status__:  A journal entry of Dr. Clive James reports that Julia Gladstone was killed in the Lower Shadwell Docks area of London on 31 January 1892.  Her body was stolen from the London Morgue shortly afterwards. Its disappearance remains unsolved.)))
  
((('''Joseph Highmore'''{br}  
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((('''Joseph Highmore'''<br>  
__Known Aliases__:  Rufus Roschach{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  Rufus Roschach<br>
__Description__:  Joesph is a short, swarthy man in his middle years.  He has black hair which he combs straight back and black eyes.  Impeccably dressed, he is sophisticated if not a bit stand-offish.  His natural expression is that of a scowl.{br}  
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__Description__:  Joesph is a short, swarthy man in his middle years.  He has black hair which he combs straight back and black eyes.  Impeccably dressed, he is sophisticated if not a bit stand-offish.  His natural expression is that of a scowl.<br>  
__Background__:  Second in command, he was originally sent to Gaylords looking for the relic lost by Julia Gladstone.  Joseph then led a small fist of cultists in the adventures at Hardwicke House in Tutbury.{br}
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__Background__:  Second in command, he was originally sent to Gaylords looking for the relic lost by Julia Gladstone.  Joseph then led a small fist of cultists in the adventures at Hardwicke House in Tutbury.<br>
 
__Status__: Killed in a shootout in Tutbury, his body was later claimed under false pretenses from the county morgue.)))
 
__Status__: Killed in a shootout in Tutbury, his body was later claimed under false pretenses from the county morgue.)))
  
((('''The Creeper'''{br}
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((('''The Creeper'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  None{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  None<br>
__Description__: This impossibly large man has a blank, expressionless stare.  His features are enlarged, almost clay-like in their appearance.  He moves with deliberate slowness, looming with a diabolical gait.  Has a fish-like smell to him. {br}
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__Description__: This impossibly large man has a blank, expressionless stare.  His features are enlarged, almost clay-like in their appearance.  He moves with deliberate slowness, looming with a diabolical gait.  Has a fish-like smell to him. <br>
__Background__:  The Creeper was used as a killing machine by the Haunting Hand at the Piper Estate.{br}
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__Background__:  The Creeper was used as a killing machine by the Haunting Hand at the Piper Estate.<br>
 
__Status__:  Killed in the fire at the Piper Estate, the Creeper was reportedly buried in the collapse of the basement ceiling during the blaze.  His body was never recovered from the debris.)))
 
__Status__:  Killed in the fire at the Piper Estate, the Creeper was reportedly buried in the collapse of the basement ceiling during the blaze.  His body was never recovered from the debris.)))
  
 
==Master Cultists - Dead==
 
==Master Cultists - Dead==
  
((('''John Brady'''{br}
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((('''John Brady'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  None{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  None<br>
__Description__:  A large man with a thick neck and build of a wrestler.  Mr. Brady is fair skinned with a ruddy face, ginger hair and face that is perpetually pensive.{br}
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__Description__:  A large man with a thick neck and build of a wrestler.  Mr. Brady is fair skinned with a ruddy face, ginger hair and face that is perpetually pensive.<br>
__Background__:  Mr. Brady led a small fist of cultists in the Lower Shadwell Docks.{br}
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__Background__:  Mr. Brady led a small fist of cultists in the Lower Shadwell Docks.<br>
__Status__: Mr. Brady was killed after [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-6-Sinking-of-the-Christabel-Saturday-30-January-1892|the Lower Shadwell Dock explosions during the sinking of the Christabel].)))
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__Status__: Mr. Brady was killed after [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-6-Sinking-of-the-Christabel-Saturday-30-January-1892|the Lower Shadwell Dock explosions during the sinking of the Christabel]].)))
  
((('''Josiah Brand'''{br}
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((('''Josiah Brand'''<br>
__Known Aliases__:  None{br}
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__Known Aliases__:  None<br>
__Description__:  Average build, dark hair and eyes, small black beard and moustache.  Mr. Brand looks as if he is of Eastern European descent – although his accent is well-schooled British.{br}
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__Description__:  Average build, dark hair and eyes, small black beard and moustache.  Mr. Brand looks as if he is of Eastern European descent – although his accent is well-schooled British.<br>
__Background__:  Mr. Brand led a small fist of cultists in Bayhaven.{br}
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__Background__:  Mr. Brand led a small fist of cultists in Bayhaven.<br>
 
__Status__:  Mr. Brand was killed in a gunfight outside of the Wiggins house in Bayhaven.)))
 
__Status__:  Mr. Brand was killed in a gunfight outside of the Wiggins house in Bayhaven.)))
  
 
==Cultists - At Large==
 
==Cultists - At Large==
'''Eliza Curry''' - [The-Royal-Train|(see All Hallow's Hunt)]
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'''Eliza Curry''' - [[The-Royal-Train|(see All Hallow's Hunt)]]
  
 
==Cultists - in Dartmoor Prison, Devonshire==
 
==Cultists - in Dartmoor Prison, Devonshire==
  
'''George Ginger''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''George Ginger''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Benjamin Hopkins''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Benjamin Hopkins''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''William Hyde''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''William Hyde''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''William Weston''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]
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'''William Weston''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]
  
 
==Cultists - Dead==
 
==Cultists - Dead==
  
'''Roger Allen''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Roger Allen''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Hugh Ashton''' – [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Hugh Ashton''' – [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Alexander Baldwin''' – [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Alexander Baldwin''' – [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Alfred Bean''' - [The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]{br}
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'''Alfred Bean''' - [[The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]]<br>
'''Henry Brand''' - [The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]{br}
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'''Henry Brand''' - [[The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]]<br>
'''Henry Burgess''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Henry Burgess''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''George Burton''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''George Burton''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Aaron Chattoway''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Aaron Chattoway''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Francis Clarke''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Francis Clarke''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''William Collins''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''William Collins''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Simon Cooper''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Simon Cooper''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Edward Crabtree''' – [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Edward Crabtree''' – [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Elias Culverton''' - [Monkshood-Estate|(see Monkshood Estate)]{br}
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'''Elias Culverton''' - [[Monkshood-Estate|(see Monkshood Estate)]]<br>
'''Charles Davis''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Charles Davis''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Bridget Donovan''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Bridget Donovan''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Donald Dosset''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Donald Dosset''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Hugh Douglas''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Hugh Douglas''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Dug''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Dug''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Joesph Duxberry''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Joesph Duxberry''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''James Field''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''James Field''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Brick Finton''' - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Brick Finton''' - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Emma Gamble''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Emma Gamble''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Erik Garrow''' - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Erik Garrow''' - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Sergeant George Garside''' - [Scotland-Yard|(see Scotland Yard)]{br}
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'''Sergeant George Garside''' - [[Scotland-Yard|(see Scotland Yard)]]<br>
'''Henry Glower''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Henry Glower''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Thomas Godwin''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Thomas Godwin''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Phoebe Gooding''' - [The-Royal-Train|(see All Hallow's Hunt)]{br}
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'''Phoebe Gooding''' - [[The-Royal-Train|(see All Hallow's Hunt)]]<br>
'''Hugh Green''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Hugh Green''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Solomon Green''' - [The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]{br}
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'''Solomon Green''' - [[The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]]<br>
'''Paul Gregson''' - [Monkshood-Estate|(see Monkshood Estate)]{br}
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'''Paul Gregson''' - [[Monkshood-Estate|(see Monkshood Estate)]]<br>
'''Adolph Gunn''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Adolph Gunn''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Robert Halbard''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Robert Halbard''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Nathan Hardwicke''' – [Hardwicke-House|Hardwicke House]{br}
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'''Nathan Hardwicke''' – [[Hardwicke-House|Hardwicke House]]<br>
'''Jasper Harrison''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Jasper Harrison''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Philip Haward''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Philip Haward''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Paul Hawk''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Paul Hawk''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Henrik Heatherly''' - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Henrik Heatherly''' - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Daniel Hickey''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Daniel Hickey''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Gage Howland''' - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Gage Howland''' - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Jerrod Huges''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Jerrod Huges''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''John Hurst''' – [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''John Hurst''' – [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Forrester James''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Forrester James''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Patrick Kelly''' - [The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]{br}
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'''Patrick Kelly''' - [[The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]]<br>
'''Miles Kidd''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Miles Kidd''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Harlan King''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Harlan King''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Morris Kinward''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Morris Kinward''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''John Leary''' - [The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]{br}
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'''John Leary''' - [[The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]]<br>
'''William Lindon''' - [The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]{br}
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'''William Lindon''' - [[The-Christabel|(see The Christabel)]]<br>
'''Derek Marland''' - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Derek Marland''' - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Alfred Nash''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Alfred Nash''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Charles Pickergill''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Charles Pickergill''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Fennis Pond''' - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Fennis Pond''' - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Arthur Seymour''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Arthur Seymour''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Frederick Skulley''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Frederick Skulley''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Slavik''' - [Gaylords-Auction-House|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Slavik''' - [[Gaylords-Auction-House|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Richard Tanner''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''Richard Tanner''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Nicholas Thompson''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Nicholas Thompson''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''John Tobin''' - [Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]{br}
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'''John Tobin''' - [[Lower-Shadwell-Docks|(see Lower Shadwell Docks)]]<br>
'''Graham Turner''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Graham Turner''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Cale Whelpley''' (brawler) - [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Cale Whelpley''' (brawler) - [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Constable Robert White''' – [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Tutbury)]{br}
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'''Constable Robert White''' – [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Tutbury)]]<br>
'''Abraham Whitson''' – [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Abraham Whitson''' – [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-3-Gaylords-Auction-House-Sunday-10-January-1892|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Constable Henry Wickham''' - [Scotland-Yard|(see Scotland Yard)]{br}
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'''Constable Henry Wickham''' - [[Scotland-Yard|(see Scotland Yard)]]<br>
'''Jeremy Wilkenson''' - [Gaylords-Auction-House|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]{br}
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'''Jeremy Wilkenson''' - [[Gaylords-Auction-House|(see Gaylord's Auction House)]]<br>
'''Steward Wittlock''' - [Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]{br}
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'''Steward Wittlock''' - [[Hardwicke-House|(see Hardwicke House)]]<br>
'''Christopher Wood''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]{br}
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'''Christopher Wood''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]<br>
'''Alex Yarnell''' – [Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]{br}
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'''Alex Yarnell''' – [[Goths-Notebook-Entry-3-The-Shoot-Out|(see Piper Mansion)]]<br>
'''Herbert Young''' - [Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]
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'''Herbert Young''' - [[Journal-of-Dr-Clive-James-8-Madness-at-Bayhaven-23-June-1892|(see Bayhaven)]]

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Police Sketch of Julia Gladstone

By most accounts, the small London cabal called The Haunting Hand is a relatively modern organization dating back no more than a few years. It is possible that the organization is a reincarnation of the Haunters of the Dark who worked from the London docks in the 1880’s. It is also possible that they are part of a larger, more global organization.

Besides profit and mayhem, the organization has ties to fringe religious practices around a mythos of ancient gods – ambiguously called the Old Ones. Messages from the Haunting Hand often refer to upcoming Dark Times – clearly a reference to an event or epoch supposedly near at hand for England and the world. "There is no way you can stop us! We are already here. He's coming tonight. It will be glorious when the keys are together and he is summoned! The Great Old One will eat you and devour your soul."

Several Haunting Hand locations have been uncovered – including a major stronghold near the Lower Shadwell Docks. It is suspected that additional, undiscovered hideouts are scattered through London and the countryside.

The cult is led by Rufus Gladstone, although several recovered letters point to a benefactor who may be more highly placed within the organization. This benefactor is known only as “V”.

From confidential Scotland Yard files:

Master Cultists - Living

(((Rufus Gladstone
__Known Aliases__: None
__Description__: Tall and dark featured, Rufus is elegant and aloof. He is always impeccably dressed, preferring to quietly blend into the background. Rufus is rarely seen.
__Background__: Leader of the Cult of Haunting Hand; father of Julia Gladstone; nemesis of Inspector Smythe.)))

(((Bartholomew Bartley
__Known Aliases__: Blind Beggar, Master of Disguises
__Description__: None
__Background__: Played the part of the blind beggar and Mr. Bartley and others??? at the Piper Estate affair.)))

(((Henry Hyde
__Known Aliases__: None
__Description__: A large black-bearded man with a top hat.
__Background__: Leader of the Piper Estate affair. He is thought to be William Hyde’s father. William has been captured and is now serving time in Dartmoor Prison.)))

(((Matthew Weeks
__Known Aliases__: None
__Description__: Handsome, athletic with an average face, brown hair, well dressed with green-tinted glasses.
__Background__: Mastermind of the All Hallow's Hunt affair. Last seen in Cornwall.)))

(((???
__Known Aliases__: Mr. Finch?
__Description__: Average build, dark hair and eyes, small black beard and mustache - looks as if he is of Eastern European or Russian descent. This could be the twin of Josiah Brand.
__Background__: Unknown
__Status__: Seen by Dr. Clive James at the Golders Green Asylum after the death of Josiah Brand. A twin? Doppleganger? Reincarnation?)))

Master Cultists - Whereabouts Unknown

(((Julia Gladstone
__Known Aliases__: Miss Julia Herringford (the nanny of Monkshood)
__Description__: Eye witnesses describe Miss Gladstone as, "tall and lithe, oozing sophistication and charm. She is smartly dressed, although her skirt may be a bit too short. She has close cropped dark hair and smoldering black eyes. Her manner is quiet and reserved.”
__Background__: Miss Gladstone is the daughter of Rufus Gladstone, leader of the Haunting Hand. Under her alias Miss Julia Herringford and acting as the family nanny, she was implicated in the death of William Monkshood IV and the destruction of Monkshood Estate. Her actions are implicated in the murder and burning of Monkshood Estate.
__Status__: A journal entry of Dr. Clive James reports that Julia Gladstone was killed in the Lower Shadwell Docks area of London on 31 January 1892. Her body was stolen from the London Morgue shortly afterwards. Its disappearance remains unsolved.)))

(((Joseph Highmore
__Known Aliases__: Rufus Roschach
__Description__: Joesph is a short, swarthy man in his middle years. He has black hair which he combs straight back and black eyes. Impeccably dressed, he is sophisticated if not a bit stand-offish. His natural expression is that of a scowl.
__Background__: Second in command, he was originally sent to Gaylords looking for the relic lost by Julia Gladstone. Joseph then led a small fist of cultists in the adventures at Hardwicke House in Tutbury.
__Status__: Killed in a shootout in Tutbury, his body was later claimed under false pretenses from the county morgue.)))

(((The Creeper
__Known Aliases__: None
__Description__: This impossibly large man has a blank, expressionless stare. His features are enlarged, almost clay-like in their appearance. He moves with deliberate slowness, looming with a diabolical gait. Has a fish-like smell to him.
__Background__: The Creeper was used as a killing machine by the Haunting Hand at the Piper Estate.
__Status__: Killed in the fire at the Piper Estate, the Creeper was reportedly buried in the collapse of the basement ceiling during the blaze. His body was never recovered from the debris.)))

Master Cultists - Dead

(((John Brady
__Known Aliases__: None
__Description__: A large man with a thick neck and build of a wrestler. Mr. Brady is fair skinned with a ruddy face, ginger hair and face that is perpetually pensive.
__Background__: Mr. Brady led a small fist of cultists in the Lower Shadwell Docks.
__Status__: Mr. Brady was killed after the Lower Shadwell Dock explosions during the sinking of the Christabel.)))

(((Josiah Brand
__Known Aliases__: None
__Description__: Average build, dark hair and eyes, small black beard and moustache. Mr. Brand looks as if he is of Eastern European descent – although his accent is well-schooled British.
__Background__: Mr. Brand led a small fist of cultists in Bayhaven.
__Status__: Mr. Brand was killed in a gunfight outside of the Wiggins house in Bayhaven.)))

Cultists - At Large

Eliza Curry - (see All Hallow's Hunt)

Cultists - in Dartmoor Prison, Devonshire

George Ginger - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Benjamin Hopkins - (see Gaylord's Auction House)
William Hyde - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
William Weston - (see Gaylord's Auction House)

Cultists - Dead

Roger Allen - (see Bayhaven)
Hugh Ashton(see Gaylord's Auction House)
Alexander Baldwin(see Gaylord's Auction House)
Alfred Bean - (see The Christabel)
Henry Brand - (see The Christabel)
Henry Burgess - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
George Burton - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Aaron Chattoway - (see Hardwicke House)
Francis Clarke - (see Bayhaven)
William Collins - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Simon Cooper - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Edward Crabtree(see Gaylord's Auction House)
Elias Culverton - (see Monkshood Estate)
Charles Davis - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Bridget Donovan - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Donald Dosset - (see Hardwicke House)
Hugh Douglas - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Dug - (see Bayhaven)
Joesph Duxberry - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
James Field - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Brick Finton - (see Piper Mansion)
Emma Gamble - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Erik Garrow - (see Piper Mansion)
Sergeant George Garside - (see Scotland Yard)
Henry Glower - (see Hardwicke House)
Thomas Godwin - (see Hardwicke House)
Phoebe Gooding - (see All Hallow's Hunt)
Hugh Green - (see Bayhaven)
Solomon Green - (see The Christabel)
Paul Gregson - (see Monkshood Estate)
Adolph Gunn - (see Hardwicke House)
Robert Halbard - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Nathan HardwickeHardwicke House
Jasper Harrison - (see Bayhaven)
Philip Haward - (see Hardwicke House)
Paul Hawk - (see Hardwicke House)
Henrik Heatherly - (see Piper Mansion)
Daniel Hickey - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Gage Howland - (see Piper Mansion)
Jerrod Huges - (see Bayhaven)
John Hurst(see Gaylord's Auction House)
Forrester James - (see Bayhaven)
Patrick Kelly - (see The Christabel)
Miles Kidd - (see Hardwicke House)
Harlan King - (see Bayhaven)
Morris Kinward - (see Hardwicke House)
John Leary - (see The Christabel)
William Lindon - (see The Christabel)
Derek Marland - (see Piper Mansion)
Alfred Nash - (see Hardwicke House)
Charles Pickergill - (see Hardwicke House)
Fennis Pond - (see Piper Mansion)
Arthur Seymour - (see Hardwicke House)
Frederick Skulley - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Slavik - (see Gaylord's Auction House)
Richard Tanner - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Nicholas Thompson - (see Bayhaven)
John Tobin - (see Lower Shadwell Docks)
Graham Turner - (see Bayhaven)
Cale Whelpley (brawler) - (see Piper Mansion)
Constable Robert White(see Tutbury)
Abraham Whitson(see Gaylord's Auction House)
Constable Henry Wickham - (see Scotland Yard)
Jeremy Wilkenson - (see Gaylord's Auction House)
Steward Wittlock - (see Hardwicke House)
Christopher Wood - (see Bayhaven)
Alex Yarnell(see Piper Mansion)
Herbert Young - (see Bayhaven)