On hearing the gunshot, Patrick rushes to where Jenni went and sees her emerge from the tunnel. There’s a police officer between the train and where Jenni is, but she does seem to be ok. Jenni moves to dive under the train once the police officer moves on. Everyone bundles back into the shadows at the service tunnel.
While they talk and wait they eventually hear some conversation between someone in charge and maybe someone from the TFL. They talk about some regular procedure stuff and the TFL official is surprised that the bodies are gone, taken away.
Sir Anthony steps nearby to listen to the conversation and after it ends leaves after the TFL official give him the nod. The group leaves to go home.
Patrick and Noah go into researching Paul Broxton while Steven tries to be useful to Dr Parcelsus, he also quietly inquires into the hunting of the white hart. Dr Parcelsus is thankful for the assistance and while he doesn’t let Steven into the ‘lab’ (mostly because it is small) does send him out on errands etc. He gives Steven a very different perspective on the Questing Knights – he doesn’t maintain a number of Knights on staff, typically getting them in for a specific task only. He talks a little bit about the White Hart (which seems to be treated by him as being something real, specifically an actual white hart). He also talks about his science and investigations and asks Steven if he is able to obtain a sample of whatever he is dealing with.
Patrick meanwhile finds little but a tenuous connection between the New IT and the Broxtons. Noah meanwhile looking into Paul Broxton where he did invest something into trade in India. There’s a lot of hires and services and at least once a note of a trip bound of the Himalayas. There is a preserved letter about the search for a debtor which suggest Paul going under a different name.
Noah tries going to India via the basement to try and investigate further, but ends up at the Mithraeum instead. He briefly investigates and sees that the hoods are absent and the space seems to be used for other things. Not being able to make it to India easier, he moves onto other avenues. There is a late 19th century financial crisis that seems to be almost somehow targeted at the Broxton Trading Company (and others like it). There is a name that comes up a few times – Peter Westfield (a wealthy businessman who made his money in India) who comes to the financial scene just before the crisis. He later publicly dies leaving his money in a trust.
During the week where this all happens, Jenni slowly recovers her memories.
She had spent some time with Mary over time doing various odd criminal jobs and eventually touched on the occult underworld. It was Mary who brought you the job – first a bunch of work for the Krays. She had once seen their vault (which had a “lot of weird shit”). They researched what was in there and planned the heist over many months. They broke in, got past a load of protections – Mary went straight for the hand, Jenni straight for the vault (which she cracked) and got the coins. Things went south when Mary tripped something she shouldn’t have when you both heard a thud from another large safe. There was a chase through the rooftops, Mary lagged behind. Jenni got in touch with a contact in the underground who put her in touch with the Bad Man. The coins – Jenni swallowed them, the Bad Man gave her a place to put them and she can get them back any time. She brings them up and there are 19 left (including the one coughed up). There were 22 when acquired.
There is a discussion of what to do next – try and buy help off Alex Able? Patrick looks into how they might get in touch and organise a meeting. It looks like Able will be in London soon to broker some sort of delicate deal to fund a new wing of the British Museum. There will be an event commemorating that event in a month. Patrick tries to secure an invite (ROLLS 100) and secures Patrick Baines an invite.
Jenni goes to talk about the situation with Mary. She wants her in on a way to deal with the Kray Twins. She clarifies the roles of the pieces of silver a bit more – it seems they are more geared towards supernatural services and deals.
Joyguard calls Steve and asks him to attend the Duke of Hazel’s coronation at the Kingless Court as his representative. He also asks for a progress update on the residents and Steve volunteers knowledge that the Krays have a vendetta towards the residents. The prospect of buying this off the twins and holding it over the resident’s appeals to Lance and he congratulates his knight before ringing off.
Steve tells the others about the coronation and they decide to intervene, attempting to arrange a derailment of the train at Aldgate station. Unfortunately their inept attempts at sabotage are spotted by the driver and she stops the train ahead of the broken tracks. When she gets out to investigate Jenny runs up into the cabin and restarts the engine whilst Patrick rugby tackles the driver out of the way. When the train slowly derails the pair cheese it away into the darkness.
Afterwards the court holds a coronation on the platform and then the ‘King’ orders the driver’s execution. Steven intervenes and refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of Duke’s ascension, after which the new True King orders his death. Steve manages to buy enough time for the train driver to escape before fleeing himself. Unfortunately his flight through the underground leads him back to portal guided by Sir Anthony and when he attempts to bluff passed, the voice of the king rings out through the stations commanding his death. As he turns to flee the gunman’s bullet catches him high in the back.