It is early evening on a crisp October evening, the air chill and moist with a typical London fog. You have all been invited to attend a reading at the Arts Club, on Dover Street.
The event in question is the debut of a work by the author H. G. Wells. Wells has written numerous short stories examining issues of class and society in England. Tonight, he will read selections from his first novel, entitled “The Time Machine.”
You have been sent by your contacts at the Second Compact to attend for two main reasons. First, given Mr. Wells’ expressed viewpoints on the plight of the underclass and his popularity, he might be a good recruit for the Second Compact. Second, it will give you a chance to meet with some of the other operatives of the Compact who are currently in London (i.e., the other PCs.)
In addition to you all, some of Wells’ family, colleagues, and close friends, there are two other individuals of note:
Baron Conrad von Vogt: Baron von Vogt is an attache at the Prussian Embassy.
Dr. James Montgomery: A medical doctor, well placed in London Society.