“And now we stand, my brave fellows, witnesses to the madness that creeps amongst us. I know each and every one of you have seen things that defy the mind that attempts to rationalize them. I that know you, like me, have learned that the darkness hides foes we could have barely considered exist in this world – much less right here in the heart of London, the soul of Britain, the seat of our Empire.
It is to this end that I have called all of you here. We shall be the first, the very core of the Special Detective Society. We shall be the light of reason and willpower in the dark. We shall be the shining sword and the unassailable armor of humanity, and we will prevail.
I will not coerce any of you to join me in this endeavor, for the step into the darkness must be voluntary. Everything we do carries the risk of mortal danger, and death in the line of duty might well be an inevitability for us all. In time, I know that I shall lose some of you, my friends. In time, I’m sure I myself may pass off this mortal coil. But if we but preservere, I know we may beat back the dark, and bring justice to its victims.
You are the best of the best, the very image of heroes. What we now begin shall pave the way for the peace of those who follow us. For England! For the Queen! For the World!" – Sir Charles Underwood, founder of the Special Detectives Society
A mystery game set in Victorian London, The adventures of Mr. Underwood’s Special Detective Society (“Underwood” or “SDS” for short) have been going on for over a year now, and have run the gamut from call of cthulu esque horror/mystery to straight up action adventure. With a ever-rotating cast of agents, this wiki is in place to contain as much fluff and setting/adventure detail as possible.