Thursday, October 3, 2019

IHMN: The War of the Witches Season 5 Update, Part 1

 Professor Challenger claims Dinosaurs exist!

Professor Nightengale Rescued!

 America Fights Back!
Wild West Showdown in Oz: Mechanical Monkeys Destroyed

Crime in the United Kingdom down!
Mysterious Vigilantes the result?

Sherlock Holmes Missing!
No comment from Scotland Yard.
Mysterious Creatures Rumored in North Piddle
(Of course it's the country folk of North Piddle we are talking about)

There have been victories and losses in the war against evil. Good men and women have fallen; yet the tide may have turned as new allies and new heroes have risen to face the unknown horrors that are inflicted on mankind. The campaign continues with unexpected twists (and purchases) as the greatest unknown conflict of 1895 continues, Here is the quick summary of where we are:

Omar the Magnificent and the League of Assassins are no more: He was colorful but he did underestimate the Napoleon of Crime.

 The late, untalented Omar the Magnificent.

 Good ole' fashioned organized crime outwits deception and trickery. Of course the cold ray and arc staff helped.

Randolph Carter, representing Miskatonic University, uses the Silver Key to recruit heroes from the early 20th Century to help fight a yet unnamed menace and ancient alien menace. Can Professor Calculus be far behind?

 "Tintin, who is this lily-livered landlubber?"
"Captain, he is Mr. Randolph Carter representing Miskatonic University in the USA and he has some information he needs to explain to you." 

America Fights Back. President Cleveland has had enough as the United States Secret Service under Special Agent in Charge Dempsey defeat Lo Pan. This forces Lo Pan to seek shelter with the mysterious plotter behind most of the evil maneuvering in the war.

The men and women of the United States Secret Service (USSS)

Using a Tesla Gate, President Cleveland authorizes a covert mission against the Wicked Witch of the West (WWW) using Task Force Tombstone; US Marshals with the core element consisting of the Earp Brothers, Doc Holiday, and Rooster Cogburn. WWW is now in a maximum Federal Prison behind Niagara Falls.

WWW is captured.

Meanwhile in the British Empire:

The mysterious Shadow starts a one man war against organized crime. Professor Moriarty is caught by surprise and most of his organization is in ruins. He needs time to rebuild . . . and he is ruthless enough to join with evil incarnate itself.

The Shadow.

"Colonel. I want him found and killed."

With the Witch King unaccounted for, Department H (There is no Department H) sends Allan Quartermain on a dangerous mission and he successfully rescues Professor Nightengale. He also discovers the secret of the of the Jungle of Fear.

"Let's get you home Professor."

In Part 2 of the Season recap:

Cultists and Inter-Dimensional Beings!
Tintin meets Teddy Roosevelt.
An apparent betrayal?
The most sinister villain of all time makes his move.
Sherlock Holmes and Scotland Yard helpless!
.  . . . and the Witch King (BWAH, HAH, HAH) returns with a vengence.


  1. Can't wait for the next instalment!

    1. It's been fun writing the recaps. The story is going to head toward India and beyond as the lost Sword of Ghengis Khan is what every bad guy wants.

  2. I've said it before - this is better than watching tv!

    1. Soon another Professor will show up, Gunga Din will make his first appearance and a possible new front will open up against the inter dimensional aliens - Miskatonic University with the aid of a certain ex-Confederate cavalry officer.