Interviews with characters post event in by investigators.

Gregor Stark, poor occult investigator who was just having a bad day.

"Gregor Stark, Special Operations Executive under the command of King George V, Division 6." He will pass them his warrant card, and then explain that he believes that everything that happened during the guests accounts was a result of post-hypnotic suggestion, alcohol, and a potential overindulgence in narcotics as well as the effects of Georgiana's poisoning attempts. He will recount his talking with  Inspector Pond (with whom he also explained his position as a member of the SOE), and tell them what Pond told them all; that he was there to investigate thefts in the area. Gregor will explain that his calling of the station later on questioning whether Inspector Pond had returned was an attempt to determine if the Inspector had been genuine. He has no knowledge of what occurred to the man after that, although one of the servants seems convinced that he had returned as some sort of spectre. Numerous other incidents of the 'occult' or 'supernatural' were believed to have been witnessed, though Gregor will reiterate the power of hypnotism and alcohol in conjunction.

He will mention the numerous incidents of poison, including that he himself was a victim. However, between the efforts of the Professor and Amelise, thankfully no-one succumbed. A doctor was called but by the time he arrived his services were no longer required. Through knowledge of how post-hypnotic suggestion works, Gregor will suggest that he used it in order to draw a confession out of the attempted murderer by pretending to draw on the powers of supernatural beings. Georgiana confessed to the attempted poisonings, exclaiming that she had been driven to it by previous encounters with the other party guests, including himself. Gregor will state that he has no wish to press any charges against her despite her attempt on his life. Having been involved in the clean up of the Davenport estate after the fire, he is relatively understanding of the situation."

 

Madame Delphine De la Croix, short, succinct, and quite pissed off.

The bitch fucking poisoned EVERYTHING. I HAVE BEEN POISONED ON FOUR SEPARATE OCCASIONS TODAY. FOUR. 

I'm saying nothing else until you FETCH MY FUCKING LAWYER.

 

and last but not least, the murderer and mass poisoner.

Georgiana Davenport

"Well, officer, it's been a truly dreadful night. Might I trouble you for a glass of water? You're too kind. Well, you see, these chaps are accusing me of an attempted murder spree. Of course it's true, but they've taken it rather sorely. After all, no one actually died, and I did explain that I shan't continue, I've quite changed my mind, because of the fey, you see. Fey. F - E - Y. You see, once we were transported to the fey court, quite rudely I might add, it's one thing to issue an invitation, it's quite another to force the matter - what's that? Yes, court, of the fey queen. Do keep up. Well, I got rather out of sorts, as it turned out one of her dastardly folk was responsible for my brother Tommy's death. Yes, that's right, Thomas Davenport, he was my brother. Yes, it was a terrible business, more than you probably realize. This damnable sprite was behind the whole thing. Tried to stab her, but she wasn't having any of it. Yes, with a knife. Is assaulting fey a crime? Do add it to the sheet if so. Though to be perfectly honest it didn't really take. 

Jerry, my love, they did try to help, recited a beautiful poem. They would even have traded their soul for Tommy's, bless them. - Is Jerry alright? Do tell them it's all quite alright. I don't mind any of it a bit. It's no more than I deserve really. It's rather nice after all this time to just tell the truth. Not that you believe a word of it I expect, but it's true none the less. 

The poisoning? Oh, that's the dull part, but if you insist. Yes, that was me. Delphy and Greggy. Though Ducky fixed them right up, so it didn't do any harm in the long run. Didn't make it to Sparkles. Oh, Lucy was poisoned too, but that was a complete mistake, I never intended that. That was the fey's fault, taking us like that. And Delphy and Greggy did rather deserve it. Greggy admitted as much, so I don't know that I can be blamed for that. And Delphy killed my friend, so it was understandable on my part to be a little ticked off about that, you must admit. Of course I understand now that it was just Delphy's body, the fey cleared up that little issue, and I didn't try to kill her again after that. What? Oh, Susannah Darling, a few months back, really my dear, it was in all the papers. Of course they couldn't prove a thing, but I figured it out. 

Oh dear, I seem to be out of water. I don't suppose you could top me up? Preferably with something a little stronger, it really has been quite a night. Brandy perhaps? No no, I quite understand. Where was I? Oh yes, Greggy - he did rather deserve it, but I quite changed my mind, after he agreed to fight for the fey in order to restore Tommy's soul. Damned good of him, really. I quite forgave him after that. Felt rather bad, to be honest. And of course, there's Jerry. You see I thought I'd lost them, on top of everything else, so I hadn't really anything left to lose. Not sure there was really much of me left, to be honest. I felt like a husk. Have you ever felt like that, officer? Like everything inside you was stripped away, and there you are, still walking around, smiling and chatting and discussing the latest news, whilst inside you are quite empty? No I suppose not. Well, you might not be aware, but inside you right now are walls, that stop you from doing certain things. They all crumbled as well, you see. So I really had no reason not to reach out and hurt those that hurt me, no walls to tell me where to stop. And then Jerry was back, and I could see what I had done, but it was all quite too late. It is all far too late. And now I shall lose Jerry again. I'm terribly sorry but I don't think I want to talk any more. I feel very tired. It's been such a dreadful night."

 

 

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