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Allegra spotted a connection between the dumped bodies and the increased seismic activity, although nobody knows what the connection means. She also got fired by her client, when she told him to stop pretending his artifact was stolen when everyone knows he sold it because he needed money. Holly came across a strange document in the crate of books she was cataloguing, and she made a protection amulet. That’s good, because pretty soon she is going to need it.
Allegra had a tense conversation with Archer, while Chess and Matthew were on stakeout. This gave me the chance to fill in some backstory about Chess and Allegra and their parents.
Chess, in his canine form, leaped into the back of Bronwyn’s van as she was leaving with her black-market magical artifact.
In 1849, in Scarborough, the town was stricken by the brutal murder of a missing chambermaid. Bronwyn woke from a terrible dream to find that Leticia, the bride-to-be, had vanished.