The Tender Shoots of Empire

What has come before

In the late winter of 1889, Sir William Percy, a hero of Rorke’s Drift and one of London’s most notorious bachelors, was found dead in his apartments, an apparent suicide. Our heroes, though unacquainted with one another at first, were each connected to Sir William in their own way and were drawn together in their search to discover why this otherwise carefree and happy man in his prime chose this sad end.

They soon discovered that he was being blackmailed by the cad and bounder Jasper Fortescue-Smythe. Their investigation soon brought him to justice and our heroes now find themselves in the Central Criminal Courts, also known as the Old Bailey, where they have been giving evidence in what has quickly become the trial of the decade.



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