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Chapter 23 Episode 10 Act III Scene I


  SCENE I:  The next day, in the smaller of the two libraries in the Lanza home.  CR&A+K are present.  It is nearly 1330, the time for their scheduled meeting with Lord Francis.  They are seated at a long table, conversing quietly.  Lucrezia is also present, seated in a corner, as usual.  The door opens and Lord Francis and Lady Tekla enter.  CR&A+K fall silent.  Lord Francis takes the seat at the head of the table.  Lady Tekla seats herself to his left.…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on October 31, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Aether Chronicle #19: "Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

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"Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice!

Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey FOUND!!


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Added by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Sepiachord playlist for the week ending Oct 26th~

Sepiachord playlist for the week ending Oct 26th~…


Added by Sepiachord on October 29, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

11th Annual Cabaret Macabre~ Oct 31st, Seattle

11th Annual Cabaret Macabre~ Oct 31st, Seattle…


Added by Sepiachord on October 29, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Underworld Ball Playlist, Oct 19~

Underworld Ball- DJ Mr Bodewell Playlist, Oct 19~…


Added by Sepiachord on October 27, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dreadnoughts and Dragons: Prologue

Taken from The Unusual and Most Celebrated Murders in London and Canton, Anonymous

Horrible Murder

It is deep night, and ill moonlight falls on the platforms of Fenchurch Street Station. The bells of St Olave Hart Street sound the quarter hour along Crutched Friars as the last…


Added by Kit Chapman on October 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lockhart & Doppler six part penny dreadful, Part Two

Part 2. The Life and Crimes of Lockhart and Doppler

“The Stone of The Sons of Horus”

The odour in the cellar was quite overwhelming now, Bert Flowers had loosed his bowels in terror of Doppler and her syringe; of course, having yours sincerely hold a gun to your head doesn’t help either. 

 I knew who Bert was talking about,…


Added by Alexandra Peel aka Lucy Lockhart on October 26, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Steampunk Action Shooting

Following on my “Steampunk 101” article published in the August issue of “The Cowboy Chronicles”, the Logans Ferry Regulators added a steampunk theme to their October Cowboy Action Shooting match. I looked on it as an opportunity to spread the…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 25, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Captain Cornelius Pumpernickel's story

Today we took to the sky for the first time aboard the S.S. Ship Happens. I am still getting use to the new ship . Because flying an airship is a lot different than selling a ship on the sea. Some of the man are getting airsick which is something none of us were ever used to. For you see we were all pirate bounty hunters sailing the open seas. But you're probably all wondering how I ended up piloting an airship. Well I aim to tell you.

It all started at New Providence, an island…


Added by Captain Cornelius Pumpernickel on October 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

"Nightmare Blues" by Aaron J Shay

"Nightmare Blues" by Aaron J Shay is the Sepiachord featured video.…


Added by Sepiachord on October 23, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Lockhart & Doppler. Six Part Penny Dreadful. Part 1

This was the very first story based on mine and my daughters alter egos; Lucy Lockhart and Theodora Doppler. I deliberately gave myself a page limit just to see if I could do it. This story was first posted at: because I do not believe it's good enough to publish as an actual book. There have since been three more six part shorts and another 8 complete stories. See what you…


Added by Alexandra Peel aka Lucy Lockhart on October 22, 2014 at 3:03am — 3 Comments

Space 1889 Re-release

Released by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1988, Space 1889 was the first dedicated steampunk role playing game. Frank Chadwick had almost literally created a game that was ahead of its time because, while it had its fans and never really died out, it never really took off either. It was re-released in 2000 but it was still running ahead of the curve as the steampunk scene really hadn’t happened yet.…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 21, 2014 at 7:53am — 4 Comments

Open Invitation

This is an open invitation to anyone who would like to contribute to Go Steampunk magazine. Any articles, photos, artwork, how-to instructionals, and anyone who would like to sell items please let me know! The magazine is growing quickly, and I would like to have many voices contributing! With many voices the magazine will more correctly represent the steam punk community.

If you have a book you would like to publish feel free to contact me as well! I'd love to hear from you!…


Added by Elena on October 19, 2014 at 10:19am — 2 Comments


Doppler and I have discovered a map in the British Library, tucked away in a dusty old tome. Looks like someone forgot they put it there. I'm sure no-one will miss it if we 'borrow' it for a while...

Added by Alexandra Peel aka Lucy Lockhart on October 19, 2014 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Steampunk Weekend at Old West Fest

As the steampunk weekend at the Old West Festival was to coincide with the Pandora Society's Steampunk Salon, even though I am running low on funds I decided to combine the two, splurge, and get a room for the night. There had been some talk about a local hotel having favorable rates for…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 18, 2014 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

The Aether Chronicle #18: Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

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Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

Amelia Own Kibbey Lost on Route to Prague!

The Lastest Seamswaddle by Tropple E. Armitage


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Added by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I've Got a Special Hat...

My wife and I recently purchased a pair of Jack Skellington pendants for the purpose of embellishing our Halloween costumes and maybe adding a little steampunk flair.  The pictures below are of me in the hat.  I salvaged the hat band from an old hat that I had created and sewed one of the pendants onto it.  Here is the result:…


Added by Kent Edward Whittington on October 16, 2014 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment


Added by Mark Lingane on October 14, 2014 at 3:16am — 1 Comment

Pittsburgh Comicon 2014

I have been costuming for too long and have won enough awards to not generally concern myself with costume contests. But I was so pleased with my high-concept Steampunk Django, and especially the coffin/carbonite/freezer unit that I decided I was going to give the contest at Pittsburgh Comicon a try.

I also typically go on Saturday but because I am becoming increasingly broke, I went for just the one day on Sunday for the…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Interview with steampunk author Tina Connolly

Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Tina Connolly,

about her latest book, Silverblind

Added by Airship Ambassador on October 12, 2014 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

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