Artemis Hellstrom had returned to the headquarters of Gingerstache Investigations with the news of the new lead. Being a known philanthropist, the group looked into any possible events Jacqueline Parsons may be holding. A charity ball would be coming up in three days time. One held to raise funding for the Southwark Orphanage.
Artemis Hellstrom thought of a possible route in obtaining the elusive invite to the charity ball and headed to “Blood, Bath, and Beyond” in the Mayfair district. A brothel of reputation. The Madame there, has dirt on every high standing gentleman it would seem. On his way there there was a shop with a crate delivered to the stoop that caught his eye. Being the silver tounged devil he is Artemis conned a passerby to help him open the crate by posing as the shop keep. Inside he found a Desk Clock with the ability to serve out two beverages. Seeing an eye for profit he had it sent to a pawn broker. At the brothel, Artemis sought out The Contessa de Mirenburg for information. She knew of a man who had left his invite carelessly in her house of desires and would remit it to a new owner if they could help her with a problem that or £15.
It would seem that one of her escort girls, Arabella, has gone missing. Her last customer was a man by the name of Barsavi to a New Year’s Festival in Hyde Park. He owns an expansive villa in Bayswater.
Upon returning with the information that finding this girl would get them an invite, Edendalia sent a quick message to this Barsavi to arrange a meeting of which he graciously invited her to his villa in the morning.
The next day, Edenalia ,Sean Dresden, and Gus McBearden headed over to the villa. Edenalia tried to head out by herself but the other two in protest decided to follow her regardless. Upon arriving at the villa, the doorman would only let in Edendalia as she was the one invited. She was shown to the waiting room.
Sean Dresden and Gus McBearden concocted a plan to get inside and walked away and then back in thin disguises. After a long winded introduction as a renowned exorcist Sean convinced the doorman that he was hired to clear the house of dark spirits. The doorman showed them to a side room where he admitted there seemed to be dark spirits haunting.
Barsavi asked Edendalia what might bring her to him and she informed him that there had been a missing person case brought to her. The girl was last seen with this man. Barsavi smiled and assured her that the girl was sent on her way after the night was through, unharmed. In the course of her interrogation a mirror caught Edendalia‘s eye. Or more so that something was missing in the mirror. Barsavi’s reflection.
Sean Dresden and Gus McBearden continued their charade trying to weed out fake spirits so to meet back up with Edendalia when Sean unintentionally tapped into his medium abilities and a dark secret was revealed unto him. He could sense dead bodies everywhere in this manor. Including the doorman. With this information, he informed the doorman he must go and curtailed Gus along with him, while keeping his motive hidden. On the bumbling way out they crossed paths with Edendalia as she was trying to excuse herself as she had all the information she would need.
When the group reassembled at Sean’s bookshop to do some research and find tomes referring to Nos Feratu. Sean decides to see an old contact of his, Richard Lassiter the police detective, in hopes of guidance.
Lassiter after hearing Sean’s description backed by Edenalia’s story then shows the group to the Arcane Division. After repeated propositions for prosthetic enhancements from Gus McBearden, Lassiter shows him to the Med Ward to solicite there.