It’s old. It’s gnarly. It came from the estate of Lillian Martha Bull, a wealthy socialite who developed an obsession with death after her husband died from cholera aged just 42. Inside, it was found to contain a s@fety coffin be11.
Cholera victims often lapsed into deep comas prior to death. So deep in fact that Victorian physicians had come to question when an individual had actually died.
Being buried alive became a huge fear among Victorian society and, as a result, they often buried their dead in a safety coffin with a pull cord inside attached to a bell above ground and assigned a deathwatch.
Lillian’s obsession grew and those around her were instructed that should she also succumb to illness, a coffin bell was to be employed. She believed the use of such a bell would guarantee instant release from premature interment. Unfortunately for Lillian, this would prove not to be the case.
It’s rumoured that this is the actual bell that was used and that it possesses a strange and unexplained link with its owner. The performer is unable to explain the link between Lillian and the bell but remains convinced that unprecedented and traumatic events could cause certain energies to reside within seemingly inanimate objects. At least that’s their theory, for now.
Deathwatch is an accessory kit and routine for the Ces@ral Spirit be11 (rope version). The backstory and hand-aged photographs illustrate perfectly the fear among the Victorian society of being buried alive. Use wisely.
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The box is manufactured using antiqued, solid brass fittings, ebonised, and then lightly hand aged to perfection using a multi-stage process. The photographs are replicas of carte de viste photographs and have been hand aged to resemble artefacts of the era.
The box features an authentic-looking label inside the lid to assist with your storytelling and contains some old cloth for ‘silencing’ the bell.
The kit includes the following:
- Ebonised, aged box (made to the perfect size for the rope version bell)
- Six hand-aged carte de viste photographs (one with special back)
- Basic routine (to get you started)
- Dark Artefacts tag of authenticity
Availability and backorders
Please note: If an item is not showing any stock but is still available for purchase it means it’s on backorder. For back-ordered products please allow 6 weeks from the date you place your order for the item to be shipped.
Availability update: awaiting brass fittings, expected March 2022.