|Sir Theodore Henry Baker Smythe started this secret British
Government organisation in 1884 with the intention of supporting the
interest of King and Country. It recruits from exceptional people who have
proved to be resilient or have special talents to further British
objectives. These are usually British citizens though sometimes foreigners,
usually from the Empire, who have demonstrated their loyalty to the Crown.
Sir Theodore natural recruitment ground are members of the “Exotic Explorers
Club” (see below) and in the past funded expeditions by the EEC have been
used as cover for LEG’s activities.
It tends to carry out missions which will increase Britain’s prestige, or
wealth, or maintain its power, against very nasty foreigners, aliens and
anything which the normal authorities are unable to cope with. Details for
missions is usually communicated through the EEC, but members who are away
from London get the call via post or personal messenger. Any background
briefing required, including access to relevant (secret) documents, or those
which only have a single copy, are carried out in one of the EEC bedroom
Details of HQ Team
Sir Theodore: Is administrative head of the League and has not
been known to go on active missions. He is known to have been a
Colonel in one of the better cavalry regiments serving both in India and the
Far East. He seems very knowledgeable of Mars and thus is likely to
have spent some time out there. He speaks a number of languages. He
obviously has high contacts within the British Government and Society.
He projects an air of mystery about himself and never speaks of his past.
He is clearly stoutly British and well educated.
Jason Bones: Sir Theodore’s dogsbody. In his early thirties a
career army sergeant who rose from private. Big strong, bull of a man,
not too bright and bares the marks of having got into too many fights - but
good to have in a tight spot.
Pamula J Rawbottom: Petite and pretty, but hides latter it well!
Very capable at taking messages and making tea at meetings. Carries a knife
in her handbag.
The Exotic Explorers Club
The Exotic Explorers Club was originally The Traveller's Club founded in
1819 for members who had travelled or resided abroad; members had to have
travelled at least 500 miles from London and foreign gentlemen, with
appropriate recommendations are allowed. It is located between the
Athenaeum and the Reform Club on the Pall Mall. To become eligible to
be a member one still has to meet the requirement of travel from 500 miles
from London. To join one also has to be nominated by two other members
and then accepted by the committee. The male committee is chaired by
General William Smythe-Johnson. The female chapter have their own
committee chaired by Lady Jane Earl. Membership is not difficult for anyone
who can demonstrate they have been to unexplored areas or has the wealth and
the stated intention of doing so, or of funding distant expeditions.
Membership is £5 a year.
The main club rooms are situated in the Pall Mall, London with the female
member’s rooms being adjacent. The main club consists of a reception
manned by Alfred, elderly and retired from the Royal Artillery, a library
(mainly with published journals and donated books), restaurant, lounge,
small lecture room, billiard room, card room and ten bedrooms (available for
members to rent). The female member’s rooms consist of a reception
manned by Carmilla Jones, rumoured to have been one of the wives of a
sultan, a small restaurant and reading room and 3 bedrooms.
The EEC funds two expeditions a year for its members, usually getting
government or business sponsorship. The destination and members who go
on it are decided by the (male) committee.
Famous members are Col. Leopold Winterbottom, Africa and Arthur C Clarke,