The Evening World, New York – Tuesday May 30, 1922.

Indianapolis, May 30th – With a roar from perfectly tuned motors, twenty-seven drivers, the pick of three nations, shot away at 10 A.M. to-day in the start of the 500 mile automobile race at the Indianapolis speedway for prizes totally $85000.  A record breaking crowd of 135000 cheered as the starting bomb was fired. The racers were paced the first lap by Barney Oldfield, retired star of the racing world

Jimmy murphy grabbed the lead at the start, piloting his car around the treacherous south turn at a speed that brought the spectators to their feet. Leon Duray was second and Ralph Do Palma third. The time for the first lap around the 2 ½ mile course was 1.34.64, an average of 95 miles an hour.

Murphy clung to the lead at the 100 mile mark, with newcomer Douglass Hawks for Bently like a shooting star for the British company second. De Palma third and Duray fourth. The time was 1.03.14 an average of 91.07 miles per hour. It was now Hawks at this point winning $2000 in lap prizes overtaking Murphy, receiving $50 for each lap he head. Jules Ellingboe was the second driver out of the race. He threw a rear wheel, spun completely around three times, crashing into a wall. Neither Ellingboe nor his mechanician was injured. Jules Goux was forced out by a broken axle.

THe car driven by Wilbur D’Alene burst into flames as he started his 103rd mile. The driver and his mechanician attempted to extinguish the blaze but the fuel tank caught alight causing a deadly fireball taking out multiple competitors and leaving D’Alene and his machanician with life changing burns. Making them the fourth to drop out. By luck no other car was caught in the explosion.

Murphy had no conclusively lost the head to Hawks at 185 miles when he was forced ot make his first stop to change four tires and replenish his fuel supply. Murphy, up this point had one $2,750 in lap prizes. At 200 miles Hawks was in the lead, with Peter De Palma second, Duray third and Murphy fourth. The time was 2.08.18.79, an average of 93.52 miles an hour.

In a post-race statement, Hawks claimed that a new motor design by the British company was the reason to his success. They plan to take to the RAC Sunbeam Tourist Trophy on the mountain circuit on the Isle of Man later this year. We will covering this dark horse of motorsports as his and the British manufacturer Bentley in hopes to discover the secrets of their success.

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André Lefebvre

Two days ago, I received a message from my former colleague of DOSA Pr. Montgomery. He wanted my help to solve some weird children disappearances in my dear neighbourhood of Barking. I only agreed to a meeting because the clues he gave me seem to point towards a fae incident. My last encounter with these monsters was pretty brutal and traumatising so only me, of all people, was the only local contact competent in that domain.

Our rendezvous was at the Mercer Art Galler, which has an impressive collection of French paintings. I should send a letter to congratulate the person in charge of such a great taste. I also met Rose, another charming member of DOSA.

After hearing their worries, I decided to help them and we headed to the nearest police station to inquire about ‘Doc’ a poor old homeless chap that I saw near the school my school and the children. I was not concerned about his potential danger but I thought he might know some suspect people of the area. The police had not seen him around for quite some time as his beloved favourite card box had been burned. However, they informed us that most of the homeless people gathered at Hilltops Burial Grounds.

Heading towards that location, we encountered a strange man with an eerie colourless dog with yellow eyes: I recognised instantly the ‘Devil’s Dog’ that have been frightening East London for aeons. I am not one to be shied away easily but a horrible aura was surrounding it. Pr. Montgomery decided to test a stupid theory of his and threw a rusted jagged shovel at the dog instead of running away from it. A catastrophe followed.

Black. Darkness. Whispers.

I woke up dazed and confused under a bridge. Without a dime.
My mind still melting and boiling with fright, I decided to look for the nearest police station then headed towards Hilltops Burial Grounds.

There, the Professor had a bleeding injury but Rose seemed unharmed. Doc was here too. Looking like worse than most homeless I’ve seen. His mood was so unstable that we had to go through his meagre belongings to get answers. He kept saying ‘The Painter’ over and over. I think we’ll have to look for who that could be.

I don’t like these incidents. There are too many coincidences with other cases abroad.
But we will keep looking for answers. I’m getting too involved again. I swore I wouldn’t go back.

At least, I could taste again that perfumed Pernand-Vergelesses that they still keep at the Society’s Lodge. Such a great wine. A perfect alliance of Chardonnay and Pinot blanc. A majestic dryness compensated by unequalled floral aromas. Grandiose.

Montgomery Wilmington-Smythe

This investigation is proving more trouble than it’s worth. If it’s going to involve dealing with such obstinate law enforcement, and dashing from one end of the city to the other all day I’ll be glad to see the back of it. While it’s been good to see Andre again, I hate to bring him into it all. Especially considering what manner of entity we appear to be dealing with here.

If one good thing may come of it, I hope to make allowances for this homeless fellow, the man they call ‘Doc’. I don’t know what they’ve done to him in that hellish place, but he cannot be left on his own in such an intermittent state of mind. Someone must look after him.

Roze Tizard

6th January 1993

1000

Spoke to Prof’s friend Librarian about disappearances. Did not want to help but no way out now. Joined investigation. Hypnotist still missing. Discovered man named Dac/Doc may be involved.

1100

Spoke to police about disappearances. Dac and doc different people. Dac rapist, Doc homeless man, very simple. Selling prescriptions to children. Did he see something? Going to speak to Doc in the woods.

1300

Found the Beast attempting to take man in an alley. Prof skewered it. It howled and Prof and Librarian disappeared. Cowards. Pulled man out and calmed him down. Gave him to passing policeman. Going to forest now. Hope Prof and Librarian will be there.

1500

Found forest eventually, found Prof and Doc. Doc crying then laughing then crying. Prof comforted him and hugged him. Prof has soft side? Doc eventually ran screaming about a “painted man”. Need to learn more. Going to school and speaking to art teacher next. Maybe Hypnotist will be back by then. Might be less cowardly.

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James Blackadder

This letter is clearly written in a much shakier hand than the previous three

So Monty and Rose keep talking about Faeries and I don’t know what they are but oh god. Oh god something happened today. I don’t know what it was, and I can’t think about that right now. I can’t.

First things first we are looking for that friend? Of Monty’s daughter, so we go up to Monty’s stomping grounds he said something about “Of course she didn’t find anything in that sty they call a  University” We went to the library right? There was something wrong with the doorman, I don’t know what happened, he was a dick yes and I tried to get him to apologise. Then I am not sure what happened, but something did. … I can see it still and it’s coming for me.

So we went into the records section of the uni right and there was a pretty little thing and I wouldn’t have minded spending some more time with her, but we were on the job and so we spent a little time looking through frankly some awfully dull pieces of news but at least Monty seems to have got some information from it. So then it came time to try the famous library the doorman from earlier though … there was something in his ear and now it has seen me and it knows me.

The library seems to have some defence and despite the old boys claims to having been a boxing champ he seemed to go down like a chump. The doorman listened to my instructions but last I saw was the … thing and look I know I am sounding crazy but I swear I saw it climb onto my watch and burst. I know it will remember and I know they want me now.

Yours

J.B.

Montgomery Wilmington-Smythe

: It seems this case will be somewhat more involved than I had previously anticipated. At this point I’m unsure if the girl we’re looking for is Patricia’s daughter at all, or if she just wanted the case pawned off on someone else. Nonetheless, I’ll accomplish what she failed at.

Dunnett at the library seems a little out of sorts at present. Blackadder has some suspicions about him, I’ll have to talk to the lad when we have a quiet moment. For now, though, I must focus on the task at hand. Records suggested an abbey school in Barking as a viable lead, as several children have gone missing from the area. Also one from Ealing, and from some newspaper clippings we gathered it seems some from America. Current evidence suggests either ritualistic, or fae. I’ll have to show the young ones the Dee library if we’re to make progress, I fear.

Roze Tizard

5th Jan 1923

0900
Met Prof and Hypnotist. Prof needs help finding child. Fae? May be able to find V or info. Will help.

1100
Arrived at Prof’s campus. Signed in with library man. How illegal is it to punch an old man? He called me a prostitute. I may have done but there was sudden cows. Some fool let them escape onto the gardens. Told them they’d be dinner if they didn’t follow me. Saved the day. Failed at making the newspaper people like me. Words were all wrong. I’m supposed to interview, not be interviewed. Ran away, now in hall of records. Not in right mind to search. Prof seems to be doing fine.

1500
Prof found lots. Hypnotist and I found nothing. Lots of children missing from Barking Abbey, one from Eeeling September 2nd – Leslie Bellingham – 17 September 19th – Andy Monroe – 16 – Eeling September 30th – Emilié Mathewson – 15 October 22nd – Billy Jarell – 16 – why so much later? Must find out what happened.

1600
Went to John Dee library. Turn cannons on ship in code. Moves statue of Elizabeth. Need signet ring to not die. Prof forgot his. Very nearly died, old fool. Hypnotist ran to get help from Mr. Sexist. Help came but no Hypnotist. Where did he go? Access to DOSA files gained. Time for fun.

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James Blackadder

Well we can delay going to the colonies I think for just now, after the way new years went I think I might just have finally got my into the London Club Circuit no more dinner parties for me. There were points where it got a little sloppy I confess I think the show could maybe do with a bit of a tweak here and there but I will work out the details when I get a chance. Look before you send a reply grilling me for not getting in touch earlier let me just say I have been working I was with Gunner Moir for the last couple of days my god that man can drink. I do warn you however that I might not be able to do any work for the next couple of days I have the worst of hang overs. Oh also I have finally gotten myself in with that Society of Natural Philosophers lot I was telling you about and I have been given an actual job for them Monty gave me some details we are rescuing some French Woman’s child that Monty knows.

Oh one final moment I know we have been talking about the colonies I think I might have an in with J.A. Wallace he was in fact there at Duke’s and well we seemed to get along so keep your ears open. I guess there is one last thing of note to deal with, that Tizard woman can scrub up. For a farmer she doesn’t do too badly at the whole high society thing maybe an assitant for the future? Have a look into funds for that.

Yours

J.B.

Montgomery Wilmington-Smythe

As I live and breathe, it seems James may be useful for something after all. Meeting Gunner Moir in person was a rare delight, much though I can’t speak much for his taste in some of his other guests. Not to name any names, but Patricia Wright drops the tone of any gathering she gravitates toward and I simply cannot bear to be too long in her company. James’ act at Gunner’s soiree could’ve gone much better, but at the very least Patricia seemed unwilling to let his mistakes disrupt the evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of the evening, though at the peak of James’ performance a young lady seemed to be taken ill. This drew my attention to some unusual designs in the club’s architecture, though so enraptured was I with the music and, dare I saw, the drink provided that I neglected to take a closer look. Thankfully, James was provided with a ring of some interesting design which should permit further entrance, so I may yet be able to take a look. It may well be nothing, but in this profession one doesn’t brush off any suspicion as mere paranoia.

Sadly no merriment may last forever, and my enduring high spirits were soured somewhat by receipt of a missive from Ms Wright. Upon meeting she informed me that her daughter had gone missing, presumably to some manner of occult anomaly. Detestable though the woman is the child should not be punished for her relation, so I gallantly accepted her plea for aid. James and Miss Tizard have agreed to help me in my search, and I hope that by means of his contacts throughout town young Blackadder will be able to advance accordingly through the Society. It will also be interesting to see how Miss Tizard deals with greater exposure to the Courts, and if she may be able to garner further leads on her sister’s disappearance. I’ll be keeping Knox’s files open for the time being, as it may occur that my own experiences needs must be added.

Roze Tizard

  • Donna Stevens
    • Hair:Black in short bob
    • Eyes: Hazel
    • Aprox Age: 27
    • Wears thick glasses. Quiet, mysterious. Arrived alone and staying alone. Drinking heavily. Odd looks from others. Not popular? Why? Something she did or something done to her. No one will speak about it.
  • Irvin Hyde
    • Hair: Silver
    • Eyes:Dull grey
    • Aprox age: 55
    • Silver fox. Popular with older ladies. Good sense of humour gains attn of younger too. Men enjoy too. Telling old war stories. Glory, honour etc. Most likely lies to impress. Seems to work. Must take note of technique. May draw in elderly readers for books? Very nice voice. Must help.
  • Joe Chambers
    • Hair: Wavy Red, Mid length
    • Eyes: Emerald green
    • Aprox age: 19
    • Young and wealthy. More money than sense. Impressed by Hyde. Hanging onto every word. Trying to replicate to impress Cox. Failing. Somewhat adorable. Tried to impress with show of money and power. Ordered most costly food. Insulted waiter. Less endearing. Realising failure. Silver Fox has her enthralled. Sulking with food now. At least it’s fancy expensive food.
  • Patricia Wright
    • Hair: Black and v short
    • Eyes: Black
    • Approx Age 45
    • French. Sharp tongue. Sassed Prof effectively. I may have to congratulate her. Maybe ask for tips or dirty info. May prove useful to get further in DOSA. Guest on Hypnotists show. Prof thinks she’s faking. After stage off seemed happy till eyes off her. Now sad. Should I help? Prof fell on face and spilled drink on her. Left angry. Maybe not. Damn you prof. Could have gotten trust.
  •  I forgot his name, I was too busy failing at the flirtery
    • Sex: YES
    • Hair: Brown, long and scruffy. Gorgeous
    • Eyes: Beautiful
    • Age: Young H
    • e’s so charming. And handsome. And attractive. Don’t know why people dislike this stunning specimen of a man Where did he go? I wanted a new years kiss.

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