Franklin is arrested & thrown in British military stockade. Claims to be French Intelligence; they buy it, for a while. Zenas is visited in his dreams & asked to transport 48 bottles of divine spoo back to New York -- no problem. Group reports in to ONI -- all get ripped new ones; Franklin is busted to 2nd Lt; we get assigned to Subbasement 3, Storeroom B27, Operation Aquarium. No one is willing to say what Operation Aquarium does.
Klaus leaves; we meet new characters: Capt Josephine McArthur (Lauren), Benny Tudalo (Pete), Daniel Ashley (Andromeda).
Six months pass.
We receive manila envelope -- report of serial rapist caught in Boston, fingerprints match person Aquarium is looking for -- we work out that he was an escapee from the raid on Innsmouth, & hence an evil fishperson. Calls himself Laban, from Genesis. All troop off to visit Boston P.D., who are willing to cooperate since we promise we aren't planning on taking the suspect out of their jurisdiction. Suspect's effects include two bottles of semen, a turkey baster, and nineteen socks.
Good cop, bad cop, psychic cop turns out to be an effective interrogation technique.
He brags "they will rise in nine months."
Some massive catching up. Some nights I did a better job of tracking quotes than others, clearly.
Breakfast with Liz & Pyotr at Pisces; Zenas gets all Indiana Jones with the Wizard Thieves; Kaufman decodes Theosophical Society book. Second half of session eaten by retcon.
Kaufman wires Freedman, then decodes more shit; Norton talks trash to paparazzi; Zenas discovers link between Order of Golden Dawn, Whitehead Institute, and Wizard Thieves. Klaus gets stood up at LeFrouFrou's, cleans out Marcus' closet. Kaufman reads Theosophical society spell; much drinking and arson follows. Zenas goes home with hooker, discovers Reverb.
Zenas' trip goes horribly wrong; wakes up with dead woman; arrested as Soho vampire. Norton dreams of Ancient Egypt. Klaus has anonymous sex with some English fairy, then beats him up.
Charlie interviewed by Father O'Malley at Pisces. Zenas interviewed by cop in prison. Franklin has tea with Margaret Alice Murray. Zenas makes deal with supernatural power.
Meet White Fedora Man at reverb restaurant; fight in speeding car. Crash, broken ribs. Zenas buys a gun. Priest and little girl show up; little girl beats up Kaufman; cop kills White Fedora Man; Klaus runs away. Marcus ransom message; Klaus kidnapped too. Supernatural fight; Marcus dies; Klaus runs away again.
Zenas & Kaufman check out White Fedora Man's addresses -- drug houses. Zenas spies on Warehouse of the Snake People. Klaus steals morphine for Kaufman. Klaus and Kaufman walk into trap at Pisces.
Norton & Zenas go back to the Warehouse of the Snake People; listen to strategy session. Klaus, Zenas, and Norton have dreams about the Yellow Sign. Klaus cools heels in Pisces' basement.
Ineffectual planning session; keystone kops write a warning letter; squabble over paying the helpful cabbie. Jacobs & Charlie interrogate Klaus. Zenas raids Warehouse of Snake People, steals books. Massive gun battle at hospital. Klaus delivers semi-demon baby. Charlie gets shot; sees evil priest turn to lizard-man form.