LONDON, 2017 (Session 3)
Concerned that their research may have sent up red flags with the opposition--whomever and whatever that might be--the quartet rents a car and travels to London by circuitous routes, using AirBNB to rent a home in Plaistow, near Plaistow Park. Their research indicates that Siever's asylum, and Carfax, were once located here.
They settle into the small home and set up operations there. In the beginning they have no greater difficulty than an over solicitous neighbor across the street. McPherson scouts the neighborhood and discovers a large Eastern European community a few blocks away, including a Romanian father and his London-born daughter running a convenience store. McPherson uses his impersonation skills to blend in and pass himself off as a fellow immigrant.
But there is a growing sense of being watched as the team further investigates the London locations and draws plans to investigate them. McPherson--perhaps paranoid--has the sense of being followed and turns to see rats in the street. Lacey, meanwhile, begins to experience disturbing dreams in which a dark figure comes into her room and interrogates her. Luna, the psychic, spends the night monitoring her and indeed confronts a dark presence.
There are other signs as well, but the team presses on. They pinpoint the location of Laura Wexford's home, Wallingham, in Hampstead, as well as her burial place in nearby Highgate Cemetery (the dossier fictionalizes this as "Kingstead," but records show this is where Laura was buried). They also locate Siever's former asylum...now an NHS Hematology Treatment and Research Center. McPherson asks around and discovers the place has a shadowy reputation; heavily policed, there are rumors of people disappearing.
The team decides to stick with Laura. Under the cover of darkness, they penetrate Highgate and locate the Wexford tomb. There are signs of recent entry.
Inside, it is much as the dossier describes, including the sarcophagus of Laura Wexford itself. As they begin to open this, Luna Richter begins having enigmatic visions; clocks, the sea, the number four. Only once they have opened the casket does she understand; someone has placed an explosive device her with a timer and C-4. They have seconds before it explodes...