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Welcome to the unusual and hazardous global of Victorian London, a urban teetering at the fringe of revolution. Its everyone is ushering in a brand new period of know-how, dazzled every day through strange innovations. Airships jump within the skies over the town, whereas floor trains rumble during the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to hold out menial projects within the workplaces of attorneys, policemen, and journalists.

But underneath this glossy veneer of development lurks a sinister side.

Queen Victoria is stored alive via a primitive life-support method, whereas her brokers, Sir Maurice Newbury and his delectable assistant leave out Veronica Hobbes, do conflict with enemies of the crown, actual and supernatural. This time Newbury and Hobbes are known as to enquire the wreckage of a crashed airship and its lacking automaton pilot, whereas trying to clear up a string of strangulations attributed to a mysterious gleaming policeman, and working with a zombie plague that's ravaging the slums of the capital.

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I assure you I'll look after the lady's well being. " Stokes answered. "The ship came down nose first, so the rear of the ship retains the bulk of its shape whilst the sub-frame at the front of the vessel has compacted, making it difficult to enter. I'd suggest you find your way around the left hand side," he indicated with a wave of his hand, "and enter through the main cabin door on the side of the gondola. I'm not sure what it is you're hoping to find in there, though, Sir Maurice. " Newbury shrugged.

Hose carts circled the wreckage, whilst onlookers milled around a police cordon that had been established around the entire perimeter of the park. A tree was on fire on the far side of the site, and firemen were currently engaged in trying to bring it under control before the flames spread to the neighbouring evergreens. The airship itself was now nothing but a burnt husk, its shattered substructure an exposed skeleton, stark against the surrounding parkland. It reminded Veronica of a beached whale she had once seen as a child, half-rotted in the sea air, its enormous ribcage exposed to the elements.

Good morning, Constable Pratt. I'm in need of some assistance. You see, my colleagues over there are labouring under the impression that I'm fully up-to-date with all the minutiae of this murder inquiry, but, as I'm relatively new to the job, I seem to be missing some of the pertinent facts. " "Certainly, ma'am. " Veronica feigned ignorance. "Well, we could start with the victims. " Pratt hesitated before going on. "Well ma'am, there are seven official victims, all of them strangled to death and abandoned in the street, just like this one.

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