"Who knows what unknown terrors lurk in the unexplored bushland of Australia?"
Strange stories have recently been circulating in Sydney Town. Tales about a catastrophic event that caused widespread devastation to a staging point along the Parramatta River much used by ferryboat men. According to the lurid accounts of the one surviving man, the shocking destruction was not the product of a terrible storm or flood. Nor was it an uprising of the Aboriginal people. Rather, the doom that came to Five Dock … came on the wings of a vast mis-shapen insect horror!
'Ticket of Leave #10 features a detailed scenario in which convict-era investigators must investigate these ludicrous claims by travelling to the site of the reported devastation—a remote corner of the colony, on the fringes of settlement. Can the wild stories of insects with 30-foot wingspans possibly signal the discovery of a strange new species? Or could the mad tales of the survivor really mask something even more bizarre? Only by undertaking this most unorthodox "bug hunt" will the investigators reach the truth… but even then, will they be able to make the colony safe from future harm?