Once again we find the characters standing amongst their dead foes, splattered in blood and shrouded in darkness. This time however, the blood is mostly their own, and the situation dire. Father Cantrus was forced immediately to invoke his sternest healing disciplines, and with the help of the Angels on High soon restored the party to their full powers; however, it had been a close shave and, shaken by the ferocity of the defence of this tiny tower, the characters set about exploring cautiously.

Within the compound they found rooms full of minor trinkets and treasures, and obvious evidence of many experimental areas that had been hastily converted into soldiers’ quarters. All the soldiers now being dead, the characters’ goal was almost achieved. All that remained was to investigate the sealed Northern section of the building, under the cliffs, and the locked south-western section. Their one captive soldier told them that three wizards were holed up in the south-western section; and it was these wizards who had created the beasts they called “Remade”, whose snufflings and howling moans could be heard through the door to the North…

deciding upon discretion over valour, Russell Ganymede stepped outside and used his mysterious Infernal Vision to gaze through the walls of the building, viewing every room where their next adversaries might hide. He found 2 strange creatures prowling the rooms in the north wing – one a disturbing amalgam of steam engine and  man, the other a horrific bastard creation forced together from the bodies of a man and a gorilla. Clearly the wizards to the south west had been experimenting with, and advancing the technology of, chimaera creation in a fashion previously forbidden to all Decent Men. Vengeance (and information!) must be obtained!

Having so decided, the characters invaded the South-western wing. First opening the door, they sent in a Monster to attack the mages therein; while the mages were distracted, Dave Black and Lord Merton St. Hillier intruded under the cover of stealth. Unfortunately, a mage at the end of the hall armed with a Confustor Field Rod quickly stunned the beast, and used his telekinetic powers to slam and lock the door. The door being trapped and locked, no-one could rush to the aid of the unfortunate assassins. There followed several minutes of desperate combat as the two assassins, separated and beleaguered, attempted to overcome their adversaries while the remainder of the group ran around outside, seeking and finally finding a window through which to gain egress. Vicious battle followed, fought with fireballs, walls of stone, disabling and petrifaction spells; but ultimately the characters prevailed and fortunately no-one was seriously harmed, though at times the battle came close.

Having killed 2 and captured 1, the characters interrogated him to learn the truth of the experiments conducted at the Lighthouse. Named Chateau Caprice, the lighthouse had been previously a research institute for the French Secret Service until the war preparations, when it was converted to a garrison and used to store the Mohican totem pole. The Remade already created were to be used as guards for that item, their lives meaningless and held in thrall to those who had presided over their hideous creation. The only thing any Gentleman could hope to do for these poor wretches was to provide them with quick and Christian mercy.

Having established the presence of only 2, the characters decided to lead them out through the main door, trapping the door with explosives from the cannon, and cut them down from a distance after their initial surprise. While this battle happened the Mohicans would run through a breach in the wall to obtain the totem pole.

This plan worked well, except for two small flaws. The first of these was that the explosive trap barely harmed either of the Remade, who advanced upon the characters under a withering hail of fire, apparently unharmed by mere bullets. The second flaw was the presence of two hidden remade – one a disgusting spider/octopus/human recombination, the other a metal-skinned monster-man with blades for arms. These Remade attacked the Iroquois, thus risking defeat for our heroes when within sight of their goal. Fortunately Lord Merton St Helier and Anna la Brousse were able to infiltrate the room while the battle with the Heavy Remade raged outside, and quickly slew these lighter, faster remade while David Cantrus saved the life of the only fallen Iroquois.

Outside the battle raged, but the Remade were no match for the formidable strengths of our heroes, who after some close calls managed to deliver unto these mishapen beasts the mercy for which they longed. Thus conquering Chateau Caprice, the characters looted it of all its knowledge and belongings, so that the secret of Remaking could be taken to England. In future, of course, this secret would be used as a form of punishment, to keep under control those lower orders whose constant labours make England great, but whose constant dissatisfaction with their brutal lot threatens always to boil forth into revolution. That, however, is a tale to be told another day… as its unfortunate and revolutionary conclusion…

The characters returned triumphant to their ship with the totem pole. Sending the Dervish back towards Quebec in his decoy ship, they sailed at full speed for New England, and civilisation … far from the horrors of grotesque French immorality, thereupon to save New England evermore from French aggression. Though whether it shall remain ever a colony of glorious England remains a story to be told…