Dangerous Chimes – Captain Mac and the Cast
Good day to all you friends of Dangerous Chimes and those ponderers upon the brink of enthusiasm. This week I introduce you the key players in our saga:
Rupert Marcus Macauley is Michael Macauley’s cousin.
Born 1970, he served in the Regular Army – Special Services in Bosnia and Kosovo and elsewhere; and was the Adjutant for his unit.
He has a Master’s degree in Occult Studies and the Paranormal from Utrecht, and is a Visiting Fellow of Scarbridge University ( previously Scarbridge Polytechnic) specialising in early British history and human behaviour. He holds annual seminars on the Bronze Age, Celtic, Roman, and Saxon developing cultures.
His best friend was killed in Sarajavo leaving his widow with two young children (who call him Uncle Mac.) He is very close to this family and although very fond of them does not totally reciprocate their mother’s increasingly obvious wish for a closer relationship.
Mac is an invaluable associate of MM, and besides research and administration is assisting with the development of a time travel illusion for tourist attractions, but experimenting with prototypes and possibilities can be fraught with unexpected problems…
He often visits Devon to stay and work at Tadgers End, and also is very interested in the North East of England area, particularly the present day Goldcaster.
His sometimes rather grumpy and sharp tongued manner is probably due to what must remain his great secret – he is deeply in love with Elisabeth Trundle. She has said that she cares very much for him, and yet we all know that toying with the past is extremely dangerous for the future… not just for those involved, but for mankind and the planet Earth as well…
The Dangerous Chimes Cast List
Jasper de Quincey Scabbard Knight Baronet and Pirate, Captain of the heavily armed Brigantine, the Black Leopard.
Some of the Pirate Crew
Luther Speke The mysterious Quartermaster
Percival Rathbone The First mate
Foul Carnage Macroon
Archibald – Purser and Accountant
Alphonse Hammerhead Higgins (Deceased)
Haroun the Damned
Achmed the Shy
Eustace the dim
Clarence – a hypochondriac
Thomas Babington Smith
Spud Fotheringay Tadmartin –Pirate Grade Three, friendly but fat (‘No I’m not, its just me lungs have slipped a bit…)
Plymouth Hoe Pete
Tembo N’tango (in Swahili ‘The elephant that won’t dance’)
Twiga M’wizi (Thieving giraffe)
Well ‘ard Walter
Mad Max Murgatroyd
Raging Rod Ramsden
Rather cross Roland
Slightly annoyed Sidney. ‘I’m the token Ship’s carpenter.’
Some residents of Goldcaster Town and Summerdale Valley:
Elisabeth Jane Trundle A seventeen year old young lady who wishes she had a more interesting life. (Be careful what you wish for, Elisabeth…)
Tom Trundle Elisabeth’s mischievous ten year old brother, rather prone to being captured.
Esme Trundle Elisabeth’s Aunt, a beautiful widow and owner of Richpickings Farm in high Sumerdale
Docter Johnson and James Boswell Escaping from capture into an adventure not previously recorded.
Rowley Buckram Elisabeth’s Uncle; rich retired Levant and American Colonies merchant, now contented owner of the Goldcaster bookshop
Mr. Bagley Mayor of Goldcaster
Will Nudd the blacksmith
Nathan Boon The grocer
Mrs Tupman The Cook
The Bashem Brothers Bill, Ben, Broderick, and Bedivere; Esme’s strongest farm hands, with clenched fists, grinding teeth, and eyes glittering eagerly at the prospect of heavy duty ear ripping and limb rendering.
Morlock the Scavenger ‘It may be only horse shit to you matey but it’s my bread and butter…’
Hepzibah Paragon a cantankerous Jewish witch of indeterminate age
Professor Alfred Paragon eccentric scientist, philosopher, time traveller and sometimes bungling magicioan. Nephew of Hepzibah
Barney – Barnabas T. Trim The professor’s general factotum, previously principal of D and D (Ducking and diving) International of Paris, Rome, and Muswell Hill; ‘No deal too small, we aim to serve you right’.
Umbrage the Professor’s dwarf handyman and mechanic (‘We must take Umbrage…’)
Fastnet, Rockall, Biscay, Malin, Finistere, Cromarty, Wight, Portland, and Heligoland A family of Herring gulls encumbered with the ability to converse with humans
Tantamount A parrot, always ready with apt and often disconcerting quotations
Gaston, Grimalkin, Gumbril and Scrunge The Professor’s cats at Castle Crab
Sundry Wolves near the Castle track
Charnock A slaver
Anthill, Modslum, and Grotblock, Architects and Developers
The bells of Goldcaster Magnus, Abelard, Godolphin, Calabar, and Miss Minima
Sundry Gods and Occult creatures