Some kind words and a generous donation helped convince the coroner that Vasiliev’s death was a horrible testament to the dangers of opium abuse. Meanwhile, the house staff at the Princess’ domicile commenced cleaning up the mess he left behind.
Our intrepid investigators made quickly to the library. Some little headway was made into Hans Göttering and the mysterious society with which he was involved… but at least Andrew, et al., were invited to a small soirée at his good friend Luther’s house.
Research into the mysterious writing on the wall linked the word Glyaxya to Wallachian legends of a monster living in a Siberian lake. The MO of the monster (turning people into mindless servants) matched somewhat what happened in the battle-field vision the night before. Unfortunately, there were no battles fought near enough to Labynkyr Lake to be of use, and why these are Wallachian legends is unknown.
Another vision besets our group, as Medekghui succumbs to a nightmarish hallucination in which he came face to faceless with the Whispering God. After awakening, he found the rat he’d befriended dead. A quick trip to the site of the dream found little awry, save a burnt spot where lightning had struck in the dream. He also found that the trapezohedron shines with an unusual light beneath the night sky.
That night, Medekghui’s rat reanimated. An attempt to commune with the creature revealed Things No Man Was Meant To Know. The Baron emancipated what was left of the rat’s spirit from its corporeal host and cremated it, posthaste.
The next day, the Baron worked on translating the medium’s journal and notes to discover some information about his travels in Wallachia and the things he learned there. The other two investigators sallied forth to the University to call upon a chemist friend to analyze the strange substance contained in the jars of Orange Marmalade.
Many secrets still lay in wait…