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Darlinghurst Nights

Razorhurst Nights

Darlinghurst – Razorhurst! – Sydney, July 1926.

Where the Black Marias clatter
And peculiar ladies nod,
And the flats are rather flatter
And the lodgers rather odd.

Where the night is full of dangers
And the darkness full of fear,
And eleven hundred strangers
Live on aspirin and beer.

Ken Slessor.

Work in progress. DAZ Studio and Photoshop.

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Trauma Characters for download

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Trauma storyline character sheets and handouts for Turn of Midnight Waters are now available.

Download the Trauma Character Pack (All characters and opening handouts 6.3 Meg PDF)

In the Turn of Midnight Waters convention play Trauma option, a ragged street family of streetwalkers, alcos, shell-shocked diggers and other lost souls attempt to survive on the streets of Razorhurst and the Cross, watching from the sidelines as the world goes to hell. Everything is pretty fucked up, but what else is new? These characters offer a more intense, intimate version of the mystery, with less emphasis on investigation but more scope for personal storytelling, to weave their own stories and their own dramatic arcs.

Tilda – ageing street walker. (1.9 Meg PDF)
Dolors –  delusional former asylum inmate. (2 Meg PDF)
Bluey
– street larrikin in hiding. (1.8 Meg PDF)
Kev – alcoholic rent boy. (1.8 Meg PDF)
Sandy –  troubled former digger (1.9 Meg PDF)

Handout Reaper – public handout, for Kev (20K PDF).

Handout Blue Angel – public handout, for Tilda (1.1Meg PDF).

Razorhurst

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Razorhurst

Razorhurst

Razorhurst, Gunhurst, Bottlehurst, Dopehurst – it used to be Darlinghurst, one of the finest quarters of a rich and beautiful city; to-day it is a plague-spot, where the sporn of the gutter grow and fatten on official apathy. By day it shelters in its alleys, in its dens, the Underworld people. At night, it looses them to prey on property, decency & virtue, & to fight one another for division of spoils. Truth, 23 September 1928.

Razorhurst, Sydney, 1926. That wild and haunted city. The Turn of Midnight Waters. Rendered in DAZ Studio and Photoshop. Click for full size image.

The Turn of Midnight Waters

Cthulhu idol

The idol in the Australian Museum

 

 

The crouching image with its cuttlefish head, dragon body, scaly wings, and hieroglyphed pedestal was preserved in the Museum at Hyde Park; and I studied it long and well, finding it a thing of balefully exquisite workmanship …. I thought … about the primal Great Ones: ‘They had come from the stars, and had brought Their images with Them.’
H.P. Lovecraft, ‘The Call of Cthulhu’.

Sydney, 1926, that wild and haunted city. There are gangsters on the streets of the Big Smoke. There is a mysterious idol in the Australian Museum. There is something nasty in the Harbour. And stone the crows, it’s coming ashore.

Check our our briefing page for The Turn of Midnight Waters, a two session Lovecraftian horror module to be run at Phenomenon, 10-13 June 2015.

(Idol model rendered in DAZ Studio and Photoshop).