08. Express Death Plot in Caelum Prime | World Anvil

08. Express Death

Develop the Characters   Increase Suspense   Look at the Pacing   Consider the end

Themes

  • Murder
  • Revenge
  • Deception
  • Power

Structure

Exposition

He boards the Celestial Express and settles in.   Henry Edward Longstaff is preparing the Celestial Express to leave the station, and is feeling uneasy about the note he found.

Rising Action

He notices waitstaff aren't as attentive as the last time he was onboard. He finds it strange to see the engineer in one of the sleeping cars.

Climax

He is killed in the game room coach by Brisco Tremaine.

Resolution

Henry Edward Longstaff is arrested for the murders on the train when he pulls in at Sadapintal.

Backdrops

Locations

Takes place on the Celestial Express.
Date:
1 Nocurnalis 1910 IE
Plot type
Chapter/Short Story
Parent Plot


Cover image: by Lady Wynter

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