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All Aboard The Heimdall!

Remember my tour of Steelhead with the suave Mr Creighton? Well in that post I promised to show you more of his luxury yacht, Heimdall (named after the Norse God) and here it is 🙂

This airship is huge!
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Just look at the chains Paul has to employ to lash it down!
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And look at the wingspan!
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Not only is it huge, it’s amazingly plush…
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The view from the cockpit on top is very impressive…
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Inside Mr Creighton has added every modcon available, from map displays…
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…to fully functioning bathrooms…
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…comfortable sitting rooms…
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…and even beautiful greenhouses!
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A beautiful craft, I’m sure you’ll agree 🙂 Don’t forget, if you are interested in contacting Paul about a tour (or attending one of his weekly flying tea parties) please do drop him a line and tell him Dr Beck sent you 🙂 You can also find him on the Steelhead Ning where his is part of the Airship group.

Steal Head: Chapter 8 – A Fourth Letter to the Town Council

Dear Esteemed Members of the Town Council,

I have limited time to report I fear, but here goes. A murderer is loose on our streets! Four poor souls have been found decapitated in the last twenty four hours whilst a fifth person, a young serving girl, is still missing. On top of that, an expedition in to the deep waters off Steelhead (led by Captain Paul Creighton with myself and Miss Bobbijo Jonson on board) nearly ended in disaster after the the submarine was attacked and badly damaged by a creature so far unidentified. I have attached a photograph taken from inside the vessel.
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I am currently receiving treatment for a head wound sustained in the attack and will report more fully when I can. In the meantime if any citizens wish to inform me of any more murders, please post the details and photos to the Ning tagged with “Steal Head”.

Yours in endeavour,
Rynhold Beck (Dr.)
13 to 14 Shamian Alley,
Shanghai, Stlhd.
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To be continued…

Links to other blogs and stories:
1) All my “Steal Head” posts can be read on my blog here and on the Steelhead Ning here.
2) A “Steal Head” Story So Far recap can be found here.

Steal Head: Chapter 5 – Town Hall Meeting (31st August)

Notes from the minutes of the Stelhead Town Hall meeting dated 31st August.

The following was received from Dr. Beck:

Dear Esteemed Members of the Town Council,

At last the incidents of people experiencing nightmares seems to have peaked and gone into decline with last night being the first night with no new cases! I and others (Frau Lowey’s staff & the newly arrived team of investigators from Babbage) are still endeavoring to determine what caused such a strange outbreak of mass-hysteria, but as yet there are no new leads or breakthroughs. I will, of course, keep you informed, but I have my fingers crossed that these terrible dreams will fade from people’s memories in no time and life will continue as always in the city.

Which brings me to my next point: to wit the explosion in the sampan lagoon below the Dragon Lands Hotel in Shanghai that laid ruin to a raised rail car house and the wooden bridge beneath it.. I’m unsure as to what the SWAT team and our own sheriff have uncovered, but I feel I need to report that the whispers in the alleys of Shamian tell me this was not an accident unloading a consignment of fireworks, but rather a directed assassination attempt by the Bing Kong Tong on the Dragon Lady herself! I’m sure I don’t need to spell out just how bad for us all (especially those of us living in the slums) a gang war between the Tong and the Dragon would be. I will make further discrete enquiries and pass on any information I glean to the sheriff.

Yours in endeavour,
Rynhold Beck (Dr.)
13 to 14 Shamian Alley,
Shanghai, Stlhd.

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There was also a missive sent to Lunar’s office this morning from Captal Paul Creighton:

“It is my duty to report that I have apparently captured an image of “Steal Head” on photographic film. During a routine submarine survey of the waters in and around Steelhead, I was taking turbidity measurements by photograph. The included plate was part of that series.

When it was developed. my photographic assistant became hysterical and started ranting about “Steal Head” and having some dreams in which she was decapited. I realized that her words may be of some use, so I quickly began to write down verbatim her rantings. She continued with, “He’s climbin’ in your windows. He’s snatchin’ your people up, tryna decapitate ’em so y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, cuz they’re decapitatin’ errbody out here.” At which point, she collapsed, I assume, from the hysteria.

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Captain Paul T. Creighton

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To be continued…

Links to other blogs and stories:
1) All my “Steal Head” posts can be read on my blog here and on the Steelhead Ning here.
2) A “Steal Head” Story So Far recap can be found here.

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Mr Creighton’s Air Tours of Steelhead and Environs.

Way back in mid May I dropped by my surgery in Shamian Alley and bumped into a most charming new resident of our fair city (by which I mean Steelhead, obviously), one Mr Paul Creighton.
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Mr Creighton was in the process of moving into the city (at the time I met him he was looking at a plot in Shanghai, but by June he had settled in Port Harbour, very close to where the old Mason lab blew up) and was planning to give air tours of the surrounding countryside and city blocks to anyone interested. I was honoured to be offered a test flight in his airship and we had a grand time touring all six Steelhead regions (although I’ll confess to boring him rigid with my history of the city and endless list of who lived where and what buildings used to be there and what places blew up or burnt down or were attacked by demons and blew up before burning down, etc.). I was having a terrible time staying in-world that weekend but I managed to hold on long enough to get a few snapshots and I present them below. In the meantime, should anyone be interested in contacting Paul about a tour (or attending one of his weekly flying tea parties) please do drop him a line and tell him Dr Beck sent you 🙂 You can also find him on the Steelhead Ning where his is part of the Airship group. Now, what about these pictures I hear you cry…

This is Paul’s smaller airship (pictures of his larger one, his luxury yacht Heimdall, to follow in another post)
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Heading out over the slums…
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And away from the poverty…
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Through the city…
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Past Nish’s Butterfly House to be
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Past Mt Hood and towards St Helens…
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And over some ugly old shack I think I’ve seen before 😉
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Before landing in the Shanghai plot he was considering making his own at the time.
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