Letter from Jonathan Harker to Professor Van Helsing:
I am writing this to you because Mina is suffering from terrible nightmares involving that beast, the Count. We fear that he, somehow, has come back to life. Thus, I am seeking your advice and assistance one more time, my friend.
I must also tell you that, against my will, Mina has gone to the Continent alone, determined to search for the Fiend and put an end to him, once and for all. Tomorrow she will disembark at Hamburg.
I am counting with your help. May the Lord prove us wrong about our suspicions.
Telegram from Dr. Seward to Professor Van Helsing:
I REACHED CASTLE DRACULA YESTERDAY STOP HIS GRAVE HAS BEEN OPENED AND IS EMPTY STOP I WILL FOLLOW A LEAD TO BUCHAREST STOP PLEASE CONTACT LORD GOLDAMING AT LISBON
Excerpt from a journal of a mysterious traveler:
I am keeping this journal to record the facts concerning my return to this world, since my memory has been a sinister joke to myself. I remember sensing only the darkness and weight of the earth around me. From this dream, I was rescued by a pair of my loyal gypsies. That same night, they alerted me to the fact that there are spies of that bloodthirsty old man, Van Helsing, at the village near my Castle.
I remember that I left Transylvania and wandered for weeks or months. Another blank in my mind. Then, Naples. Dreams of my sweet Mina. Through her, I sense that they are after me: Van Helsing, Goldaming, Seward and Mina herself.
Then, as if subjected to a teleport, all of a sudden I found myself at Alicante. Some days must have been passed, but I am not sure. Another trick of my mind, I suppose.
I sense Goldaming approaching. I must get rid of him and return to the East, to find someone suitable to be my ally, perhaps another vampire to assist me against these obsessed hunters.
Time will be at my side. With wit and a bit of luck, a new generation of vampires will roam Europe under my command. And then, I will reunite with my old love.
Letter from Lord Goldaming to Dr. Seward:
At Alicante I found evidence of the Count’s presence. Probably sensing that I was coming, he contracted an assassin named Eustaquio to kill me. Thankfully, I managed to kill the man, though not without receiving a shot at my left arm.
The wound still hurts sometimes, but I am fine. We must not stop until we put Dracula to rest once and for all.
My investigation points to the fact that he has embarked on a private vessel on the Mediterranean Sea. I will travel North, to the Atlantic Ocean, and I hope you may find a suitable ship at Valona and intercept him at Cagliari, may the Undead choose this destination.
Good luck, my old friend.
Excerpt from Dracula’s journal:
I left Cagliari yesterday in a steamship bound to Salonica. Finally, after my Dark Call, I have dreamed of a woman at the East that I intend to turn into a new vampire. She seems to be very suitable.
And today, at the Tyrrhenian Sea, I saw a ship at the horizon going toward the city I have just left. To my very amusement, I was able to sense Seward onboard that vessel.
The fool will have a double surprise when he reaches land.
Letter from Dr. Seward to Professor Van Helsing:
At Cagliari, I was delayed by saboteurs. Not once, but twice!
I suspect Vlad is returning home and I will do my best to reach Transylvania in time to foil his plans. I have already contact Lord Goldaming, but the stubborn man remains suspicious that the Count might have fooled us somehow and headed toward Britain.
Please contact Mrs. Harker. I hope the two of you may cross Central Europe in time.
Excerpt from Dracula’s journal:
After traveling in wolf form to Valna and by carriage from there to Constanta, I was able to find the woman revealed to me by dream while I was hidden at Cagliari. Mesmerized by my mere otherworldly presence, I turned her into an undead. Now, protected inside a cave full of bats, she rests in a coffin until the time is right for her to join me.
Wearied by the sea voyages and my supernatural efforts, I must seek my Castle to regain my forces.
Letter from Professor Van Helsing to Lord Goldaming:
My dear Lord Goldaming,
Although I have been delayed by several problems with the rail system of Central Europe, I was fortunate enough to accidentally meet Sister Agatha.
From her, I learned the fact that the remains of Saint Asdrubal, the Pure of Heart, are buried at Viena, turning the whole place in a Consecrated Ground. So, to our luck, we have no more to worry about the possibility of the Count using this city as an escape route.
And, to turn matters worse to the Fiend, Mrs. Harker has also informed me that Zagreb is being guarded against the Undead by a Heavenly Host.
Once I reach Doctor Seward in Greece, the Beast will be cornered. I hope you find an extra resolve to reach us fast and have the honor to deal the final blow to that demon.
P.S.: Sister Agatha will be praying for us.
Excerpt from Dracula’s journal:
Once I left my Castle toward Klausenburg, I sensed Goldaming approaching from Budapest. That man is resolved to kill me no matter what. With the company of one of my loyal gypsies, I will meet him tonight.
Now, concerning Seward, my spies have informed me that the coward fled the bats I sent toward him at Varna. He appearently headed back to Sofia.
And Van Helsing has finally arrived to the party and is heading toward the town of Sarajevo, I guess. A few days ago, that senile old man tried to subject Mina, my love, to that new, bizarre process called hypnosis. But, to my joy, her heart could not betray me.
Meanwhile, I sense Mina heading from Bucharest toward Constanta, where my soon to be new vampire lays. Like Seward, though, she first will have to deal with the bats that guard the coffin. If everything goes right, my beasts will push her exactly where I want, at the right time.
Another sunrise is approaching. I have a few hours to make my plan work. Otherwise, I will meet death again, soon enough.
Letter from Lord Goldaming to Mina Harker:
Dear Mrs. Harker,
After killing another of the Count’s agents, I have battled the Beast himself. I met him at the town of Klausenburg and fought him in the darkness of the night. I tried to kill him with my knife and he used his claws and supernatural strength against me.
After a brief confrontation that left a scar in my face, I somehow managed to lost him in the night. I kept searching for him at the town, to no avail. From there, I took the northeast road to Galatz, but I don’t think I will reach Constanta in time to help you there.
Thus, I presume he is heading toward Bucharest. Beware of him, Mrs. Harker and do not choose confrontation. Very soon a new dawn will rise at the horizon. Then, together, we will deal the final blow to Vlad.
P.S.: I hope the messenger brings you this letter in time.
Letter from Lord Goldaming to Professor Van Helsing:
Yesterday morning, I reached Constanta, only to find an empty coffin.
From there, I raced toward Bucharest in search for Mrs. Harker, but was unable to find her.
Now I am in Sofia. I was greeted at the town by the most sinister of views: a parade of coffins being carried by the locals toward the cemetery.
Rumors spread about the return of Count Vlad Dracula with his two new brides.
To make matters worse, I have lost contact with our spies in Transylvania.
I think we must leave Eastern Europe immediately or risk death or worse.
We were so close to kill him and, in a matter of hours, he turned the table against us.
I will return to England to meet Jonathan, the man we failed. May he forgive us.
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I am glad you liked it.
I thought a close session of Fury of Dracula - like this one really was - could make an interesting session report.
I have to point out, tough, to the session report written by Eryn Roston (Letters to Renfield), that was more than inspiration to my own session report.