The Master of Brennenburg Ch 4"Agrippa!" the Doctor shouted, running back to the Nave. "We have problems."
The chained man was shocked. "Where's Daniel?"
"The Brute got him. I don't know where he might've taken him."
Agrippa thought for a moment. "I highly doubt he is dead. Alexander would more than likely use him as a scapegoat to hold off the Shadow."
"Alright," the Doctor growled, having had enough of being in the dark of the exact nature of the situation, "it's about time you told me just what the hell is going on here."
Sighing, the German began, "Alexander is not of the world, though I'm sure you may have pieced that together by now. For centuries, he has posed himself as a succession of Prussian barons. He wants to use the Orb to return home from his banishment, so he collected as many as he could and captured hundreds of people and tortured them to extract vitae from them, then use the vitae to perform rituals to hopefully aid in his return."
"What exactly does this have to do with Daniel?" the Doctor asked
The Master of Brennenburg Ch 3The two men entered the Choir and were immediately met with a rather foul stench. "Must be the fungi," Daniel mused, covering his nose.
The Doctor turned towards him. "Fungi?"
"Apparently there's a poisonous fungi that grows down here."
"Abundantly, I assume." The Doctor scrunched his face at the rank scent. "Hope there's a vaccine."
"There is," Daniel answered. "I'm vaccinated."
"Righto then." The Doctor then strode forward confidently, leaving Daniel to run to catch up.
"Doctor, are you sure you should keep going without the vaccine?" he queried. "It's killed several people."
The Doctor chuckled, "I'll be fine, Daniel. Don't be such a worrywart. Time Lord, remember?"
It had completely slipped the Englishman's mind that the Doctor was not a human being. "Oh."
They ventured forward into the main hall, surrounded by near pitch blackness. It sure is dark in here, Daniel thought as he lit his lantern once more. There were several large columns that seemed to make the place a maze,
The Master of Brennenburg Ch 2Was this the man who said he could help him?
"What are you doing here?" he asked the strange man.
The man simply answered, "I'm here to help."
Daniel huffed, "That thought crossed my mind, but who are you?"
"I am called the Doctor."
"Doctor? Doctor who?"
"Ah," the Doctor hummed to himself. "Everyone asks the same thing. It's just the Doctor."
A doctor was going to help him? How and why? To help with his amnesia, even though it was deliberate? "I mean no offence, sir," Daniel remarked, "but I'm not exactly in need a physician."
The Doctor chuckled, "Who said I was a physician? I mean, yeah, I know a thing or two about health and medicine and such, but I'm not exactly a physician."
"Then... what are you a doctor of?"
"Many things." Yeah, that doesn't help. "Although, if I had to pick a strong suit, it would be in the field of science and astrophysics."
So he's a scientist? Or physicist? Dammit, what should he be called?
"Got a little message from Agrippa saying you needed help stopping a
The Master of Brennenburg Ch 1He comes around a corner running from a patrolling Grunt. He finds the drawing room and shuts the door quickly. He knows the door will not hold the beast, but it is worth a shot.
In his haste, the young man trips over what looks like a small cube. Its dimensions are perfect and glowing a bright white light. Picking it up, he inspects the strange object. Is this something the Baron needs as well? Or is this meant for him?
The cube slowly opens with a smooth grace as the floating light inside begins to speak.
"Don't worry, Daniel. I can help you. I just need to find you..."
Daniel awoke from his latest fainting to find himself surrounded by the fleshy Shadow. Panting in fear, he carefully edged around it and left the room, lantern held up to light the way.
It was odd, his dream. It was unlike the others that he had had. Not a dream of a past memory that had been wiped, and not exactly a dream of being killed. It was like someone was sending a message to him. Isn't that