Welcome to Wilfred Bagshaw's Time Emporium
Greetings chronologists... welcome to my Emporium of Time. For those of you that attended my expedition to 1381, I heartily thank you! John of Gaunt was saved, history was restored.
If you are a newcomer - a potential time-traveller... step inside: you never know what you might find...
AboutWilfred Bagshaw’s Time Emporium is an immersive, theatrical, gaming adventure, which puts the audience at the heart of the action - and history itself.
Guests will step through the shabby frontage of Wilfred Bagshaw’s Time Emporium and encounter his Time Portal to The Unknown. Then they will be sent on a thrilling, interactive quest in another age.
Our Time Travellers will emerge in an open world, free to interact with characters, to follow subplots; to undertake tasks, sub-missions and earn new experiences.
Whether our guests choose to get involved in the larger plot or just explore and watch the action unfold is up to them. The past is a varied place - full of distractions, food, drink... but more adventurous souls can intervene in our narrative - and affect the course of time.
We are offering the opportunity to immerse yourself in a fantastic world, to travel back in time to key events in human history: to become the protagonists of a truly interactive adventure.
Second Expedition – UnknownDisturbances in history are rare yet severe. My assistants and I scan the Vortex of Time, assessing its ebb and flow - attempting to comprehend its turbulence.
When and where our next intervention shall be, I do not yet know: our interference may be necessary any key moment in history.
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First Expedition – May 1381When there is a threat to history, I am compelled to intervene. I had learned that John of Gaunt - sire of the Tudors, progenitor of European nobility - was unexpectedly due to perish on May 1st, 1381 in Brentwood, Essex. Thus I assembled a cadre of Time Travellers. Their mission: Discover who plans to kill John of Gaunt - and stop them.
My sojourners emerged in an uncertain time: The Hundred Years War raged, sapping the resources of the crown, whilst sickness decimated the peasantry and extinguished the infirm.
One of the town’s three factions - The Church, The Military & The Peasantry - was responsible for his murder. My Time Travellers infiltrated these factions, discovering a plan was in motion to poison John at High Mass. One brave adventurer took disguise as a new convert to the Church, spilling the poisoned wine from John's hand at the critical moment - thus restoring causality.
Yet my work is never finished.... Perhaps you, too, are prepared to help steer the helm of history. If so, sign up for my newsletter. I shall keep you abreast of upcoming expeditions.