"Dracula": Watson and Holmes are trapped in the conflagration. Watson see to Holmes, who rises up and seen cover with boils afflicted from bubonic plague. Watson suddenly wakes and the events were a nightmare. Holmes has recovered and only suffering from a graze bullet. Both Holmes and Watson ar
Appearing in "Dracula"
- Sherlock Holmes
- Dr. John Watson
- Professor Abraham Van Helsing
- Dr. John Seward
- Quincey Morris
- Jonathan Harker
- Dracula/Vlad Dracul
- Lucy Westenra
- Lord Godalming
- Carfax Abbey, Purfleet
Synopsis for "Dracula"
Watson and Holmes are trapped in the conflagration. Watson see to Holmes, who rises up and seen cover with boils afflicted from bubonic plague. Watson suddenly wakes and the events were a nightmare. Holmes has recovered and only suffering from a graze bullet. Both Holmes and Watson are at a gypsy camp, which Holmes reassure to Watson that they are not the same gypsies who attacked them. They are amicably met by Francisco, the leader of the community, and the man who saved Holmes and Watson. He explains to them that he and his friends happened to found them while hunting for the men who attacked them, the Szgany, who are considered a bedeviled stain to the Romani people. Francisco elaborates that the Szgany served for evil and works for their master who "cannot walk in daylight", and were hired by Billington to unloading the cargo from the Demeter at Whitby. It was the Whitby locals who troubled Francisco's people, mistaking them for the Szgany, for taking their work and allowed them to locate their hated kin. This information make Holmes to realize that Billington was being used as a puppet. He and Watson are direct to the overseer, who wishes to speak with Holmes. The woman tells Holmes and Watson that the Szgany worked for is Vlad Dracul, a strigoi - a vampire.
It is reveal that Vlad Dracul is plotting to rule Europe through infecting the royal families of the continent as it turns out that Lord Godalming, an agent to Dracul, reveals that the "cure" for the royal disease among Queen Victoria's bloodline was a ruse. He is using a unique strain of the bubonic plague - which he chanced upon during his war against the Turks - infected among his vampire followers and let loose among the human population and eradicating humanity in the process to conquer unhindered while leaving a few enough survivors to rule over.
Meanwhile, Holmes and Watson traces the location of the cargo containing the contagion from the Demeter from Billington's manifest to Carfax Abbey in Purfleet. Holmes has not notify in calling the police for fear of being carelessly being exposed and instead notified Mycroft. However, they are too late to find someone already there at the abbey: Professor Abraham Van Helsing, Dr. John Seward, Quincey Morris, and Jonathan Harker are preparing to open the crates while believing that there are vampires within them. They are stop from doing so by Holmes and Watson, who are cautiously motion from approaching them by Quincey Morris. Van Helsing hold Morris from firing his rifle and demands Holmes and Watson as to who they are. The two introduce themselves and warn them about the crates' contents. Van Helsing is skeptical, but this is reinforce when mentioning the fate of Billington and his family which Jonathan Harker's firm previously engaged Billington to move the crates. Holmes then takes care in incinerating the crates with grenades made from a cocktail of phosphorus and magnesium. The men are then confronted by a vampiric Lucy Westenra, who agonize over the loss of the crates, and attempts to bite Seward but is ward off by Van Helsing. Lucy summons her vampire followers who focus their attention on salvaging the crates' contents and infecting themselves with the contagion, thus becoming plague carriers. The men tries to stop the vampires from leaving by incapacitating them by shooting them in the head. Holmes tries to use his grenades, but is interfere by Lucy who flies off with him over the abbey. Fortunately, Holmes grabs a flare gun from his bag and fires it at Lucy, who drops the detective, but is able to grab onto a ledge where he request a ladder for him to climb down as the others had finished eliminating the vampires.
- This book was first published on December 15, 2010.
- Apparently, Holmes' use for phosphorus and magnesium for the grenades were previously utilized in eradicating the undead in Victorian Undead.
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