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"Part Four: And Death Shall Have No Dominion": In a flashback to 1891, Professor James Moriarty fell off Reichenbach Falls after grappling with Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty, grievously and mortally injured, is soon found by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Moran, as per ordered by his master, pulls out a v


Quote1 I am a reanimated corpse with a barely reined craving for human flesh--and only now you question my sanity?! Quote2
-- Professor James Moriarty



Appearing in "Part Four: And Death Shall Have No Dominion"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Mrs. Hudson
  • Colonel Sebastian Moran (Flashback and main story) (Final appearance; Dies)

Villains:

Other Characters:


Locations:

  • 221B Baker Street

Vehicles:

  • Tanks

Synopsis for "Part Four: And Death Shall Have No Dominion"

In a flashback to 1891, Professor James Moriarty fell off Reichenbach Falls after grappling with Sherlock Holmes. Moriarty, grievously and mortally injured, is soon found by Colonel Sebastian Moran. Moran, as per ordered by his master, pulls out a vial set and injected its content into Moriarty's heart. Moriarty reacted violently and is turned into a zombie. Just as Moran is about to shoot Moriarty, the Professor shows that he still has total control and sentience over his now undead body.

In the present, London is in complete turmoil as the undead battle the living. From Moriarty's hideout, Moran profess to his master that given the situation they can have the government to yield to him. But Moriarty reveals that he doesn't want anything from what the government have for him. He elaborates that given his undead state, he doesn't have the normal cravings that humans want, except for his acquisition of power over the undead. So forth, he decides to instead turn London into his necropolis capital and rule an entire world full of zombies, as the serum that was administered into him allow him to control the zombies. Moriarty then offers Moran the chance to be like him. Moran, finally seeing that his master is completely insane, refuses to be turn into a zombie. Moriarty is disappointed with Moran's response and sic his zombies on his underling. Moran fights off the zombies but he is bitten by Moriarty before making his escape.

At Baker Street; Holmes, John Watson and Mrs. Hudson have been confined in their building for several days since the outbreak. During this time Holmes has been trying to connect the relationships between the undead, the comet in 1854, and Moriarty while everyone in the household is almost on their last rations. Suddenly, a loud rumbling is felt through the building and everyone look out the windows to see a convoy of tanks and armored vehicles on the street, slaughtering the undead by shooting them with mounted machine guns and running them over. The captain of the convoy greets and notifies Holmes that his brother Mycroft had ordered the rescue for him and his friends, and are to be evacuate as soon as possible.

Just as everyone is about to leave Baker Street, Moran appears and is badly wounded and bitten multiple times. He is then beset by more zombies. The soldiers fire on the zombies, but also wounding Moran in the crossfire. Holmes, Watson, and the captain rush over to Moran and finds that there is nothing to save him. As Moran lies dying, he regretfully tells Holmes about Moriarty being the mastermind of the outbreak and his undead condition. Moran then expires and is shot in the head by the captain from turning into a zombie. Now knowing that their nemesis is behind the outbreak, Holmes scrapes mud off of Moran's left shoe and tells Watson that "the game is afoot."



Notes

  • This book was first published on February 24, 2010.
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Trivia

  • The tanks heavily resembles to the British Mark IV tank, in which in reality was introduced in 1917 during World War I.



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