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- John's brother. During the Civil War he spent time in Charleston.
- Durant, Peter
- A puzzle guardian, he belived true Order came through isolation and that
"In company we magnify the Chaos in our daily lives". He owns a puzzle collection
and throws large parties. It was at one of these that Ian Woolrich solved
the puzzle that would lead him to Hell.
- The Woolrich's manservant who opened the cupboard and discovered Ian.
- Andrew's brother. He was Ian Woolrich's neighbour and told his brother the tale at a party.
- The Woolrich's maid who heard Ian banging on the cupboard door.
- Woolrich, Cathy
- Ian's wife. When he returned from Hell he wouldn't let her out of his site.
When he ventured forth he would not enter a room without her and the couple
spent 7 years wthout leaving their home. In 1862 she coughed up an image of
Leviathan before becoming trapped in Hell.
- Woolrich, Ian
- An author and "possibly the most gregarious man in London". He solved
a puzzle box at Durant's 1854 New Years Eve party and, when he went to get
his coat 15 minutes later, he became trapped in Hell. This consisted of a
black void, empty of anything except a single gold door. Beyond that door
was another void and another door at a further distance. Each door seemed
"farther and father from the last" and the last was that of his kitchen cupboard which he fell out of 3 days later. Afterwards he spent 7 years in his home due to his fear of doors but eventually ventured out. At a party in 1862 he made plans to travel with Cathy but she became trapped in Hell.
- A "silent, oppressive blackness" only broken by golden doors at ever increasing
- House, Durant's
- Durant hosted lively parties here. It was at one that Ian Woolrich solved
a puzzle box and entered Hell.
- House, Woolrich's
- Ian Woolrich exited Hell here and never left his home for 7 years.
- The city where Ian, Cathy, Andrew and John lived.
- Collection, Durant's
- Durant had a collection of puzzles. The fifth was solved by Ian Woolrich and took him to Hell.
- Io and Atalanta
- The book Ian Woolrich was working on when he became trapped in Hell.
- Kitchen Cupboard
- The final door in Hell led here. Ian Woolrich ermerged from the cupboard
3 days after disappearing at Durant's party.
- Puzzle Box
- An un-named puzzle box that formed part of Durant's collection. It was patterned
with varying shades of red.
|1854 Dec 31
||Durant holds his party where
people solve puzzles.
|1855 Jan 01
Ian solves a puzzle box at the stroke of midnight. Ian walks into Hell.
|1855 Jan 04
Ian stumbles out of Hell.
||Ian finds enough courage to leave his bed.
John tells Ians story at a party. Cathy coughs up an image of Leviathan and ends up in Hell.
Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Book 4: "Like Flies to
Wanton Boys" by Bunny Hampton-Mack, Scott Hampton & Tracy Hampton-Munsey
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