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Sherlock Holmes -is a renowned private investigator from London with an intellect that borders superhuman. Sherlock understands the minds of criminals more than they know themselves. Courteous and considerate to others, Sherlock often puts self-care on the backburner. Sherlock’s flatmate is a physician that goes by the name Watson, but their relationship has been strained ever since William proposed marriage to Mary Birdwhistle.

Watson-A retired military man now working as a physician and part-time private investigator, William Watson is a good friend to Sherlock. Accustomed to thorough documentation with his medical practice, Watson has taken on the role as the official record keeper for Sherlock’s investigations. This adventure seeking doc also serves as a counselor for Sherlock, as he’s the only one who can force reason into Sherlock’s head.

Ada Adler- was born in London, England, but travels around Europe to perform in the Opera of Windsor. She is a talented singer who has performed for royalty on multiple occasions. A five-time widow, members of high society believe she poisoned her late husbands for their money. Scotland Yard also has Ada Adler on their radar, as there have been many reports of expensive jewels that went missing after Ada was around.

Lord Blackstone- is Sherlock’s intellectual twin but on the dark side of things. Accused of practicing dark magic, founding a cult, and being a murderer, Lord Blackstone has surprisingly made amends with Sherlock and Scotland Yard, as he proved crucial to the capture of the notorious Victor von Vacher – a serial killer who plagued the streets of London and poisoned over twenty young girls. Watson has cautioned Sherlock about trusting Lord Blackstone, but Sherlock claims to have it under control.

Devon Ferguson- is a banker at the new Barclays Bank in London, England. Surrounded by leather-bound ledgers stamped in gold with pages filled with copperplate writing, Devon spends the days taking care of his customer’s bank accounts. Scotland Yard has recently received reports that Devon might be smuggling rare artifacts from Bulgaria and using the bank vaults to store them until time for the drop-off. Devon denies the accusations and calls it an outrageous scandal.

Mary Birdwhistle- met Watson at the Baker Street Hospital, where both of them are employed. Mary refuses to speak about her past and claims to be the last survivor of her family. Watson recently proposed marriage to her, and she accepted. Sherlock is apprehensive about their wedding that is scheduled in six months. Sherlock warned Watson that Mary might not be who she claims to be – a nurse from Luton, England. Sherlock is usually right about people, so Dr. Watson should be careful.

Ellie Berrycloth-In recent years, Queen Victoria made schools free for children. Ellie teaches arithmetic, writing, and reading to students up to ten years old. She has up to eighty pupils on her roster and runs a strict regimen in the classroom. Ellie is intolerant of nonsense. Ellie has become good friends with Mary Birdwhistle ever since she moved to London seven months ago.

 

Theodosia Culpepper- is a nurse at Baker Street Hospital and friend of Mary Birdwhistle. Theodosia is not a fan of Watson and has encouraged Mary to stay far away from the doc – to no avail. Theodosia is a gossip and loves to stir up trouble. Theodosia doesn’t care for Ellie Berrycloth. Maybe she is the jealous type and doesn’t want Mary to have other friends?

Victoria Villain- is a laundry maid at the Baker Street Hospital. This housekeeper is a sweet, kindhearted, and loving person. Victoria is an advocate for prisoners and believes the conditions of the London jails and prisons should undergo reform, including the prison at the Tower of London. Having two brothers serving life sentences, she knows what the prison life is like.

Grace Edevane- is a cook for Spencer Primrose, an aristocrat of London. Grace snoops on conversations between her employer and his upper-class dinner guests. Grace knows all the high society gossip in the city and is currently blackmailing many people that she has dirt on due to her eavesdropping endeavors.

 

Harland Gastrell- is a conductor at the City & South London Railway – the first underground railway in the world. Harland helped design the tube-style railway that was the first to use electric traction. The railway has six stations and runs for over five kilometers, passing under the River Thames. Some say that Harland is a wicked mastermind who works as a conductor to hide his criminal activities and transport illegal things around London. With a genius-level intellect that nearly rivals that of Sherlock, Harland has excellent skills of deduction.

Oscar Bregdan-Known as the Slayer of Plagues, Oscar is a rat catcher who keeps the streets of London free of vermin. A brave soul who will go where no others wish to go, Oscar uses his loyal companions (three dogs and a ferret) to help find the rats who have invaded the city. Many say that Oscar raises the rats who roam the streets to keep his job with the city.

Lottie Urwin- is a famous author of beloved poems but has published her works under a penname, Norman Browning. She keeps her identity a secret so that her bound collections of poetry will continue to sell out on the shelves, for she believes if she published as a woman, she wouldn't keep her fan base.

Rowena Beechworth- is a governess for the Blackstone family. She teaches and trains Lord and Lady Blackstone’s five children in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Rowena lives at the Blackstone Castle, but some have said she might be a prisoner or possibly a member of Lord Blackstone’s cult.

Fanny Forge- works every day at the National Telephone Company connecting cords to circuits at the switchboard. She has a soothing, calm voice and is a dependable hard worker. Fanny follows a strict schedule every day and never strays off the course. Fanny is the final heir of a wealthy family from Scotland. One day, she will inherit the estate and be able to retire.

Franklin Wraith-Inspector Wraith is a hardnosed sleuth from Scotland Yard. Franklin is often at odds with Sherlock but realizes he’s necessary for the more complex investigations in the city. This detective is determined but has insufficient skills of deduction when the facts are staring back at his face. When Inspector Wraith is stumped, he reluctantly calls for Sherlock.

Charles Chattoway- is the editor for The Daily Graphic, a day-to-day newspaper in London, England. Charles includes news events, notable personalities, illustrations, and poems in the widely distributed publication. Charles is the primary news source in London but is also a notorious blackmailer who pays footmen, housekeepers, and other servants for dirty laundry on his victims. It is best to stay off of Charles’ radar.

Rufus Kenward- knees and elbows continually scraped raw from climbing through narrow chimneys, Rufus Kenward is the town’s most popular chimney sweep. Rumors are lurking about that Rufus has a part-time position as a grave robber working to provide the medical school with cadavers. Rufus denies all accusations regarding the resurrections but admits to selling leeches to the  to the school. Where there is smoke, there is fire.

Alex Black -is the most famous baker in London. People flock to Alex’s bread shop on Piccadilly Street. In addition to fresh bread and buns, Alex offers delicious scones, sponge cake, and shortbread. Alex is well-connected in the city, and nobody knows on which side of the law that Alex is truly aligned.

 

Bertie Soule-spends the days at the matchstick shop, cutting wood into thin sticks and dipping the ends in white phosphorous – a toxic chemical that is thought to shorten the human lifespan. Bertie works sixteen hours a day with no breaks. Bertie is desperately seeking a new opportunity in life. One thing is certain about this matchstick maker - Bertie doesn’t follow Lord Blackstone…yet.

Kit Keldgord-As a child, Kit was a member of the London high society. However, the Keldgord name lost its luster when the patriarch of the family was found guilty of being a serial killer known as the Thames Strangler, who had terrorized the city for over a decade. As an adult, Kit holds an upstanding position as an undertaker for the most prominent funeral parlor in the city, Holdsworth’s Passing.

Ollie Cabot- is a crossing-sweeper for Spencer Primrose, an aristocrat of London. Ollie travels with Lord Primrose and clears the way in front of him as he strolls down the street, sweeping the debris and soil from his path. Ollie is a bit of an entrepreneur, as Lord Primrose didn’t have a sweeper before Ollie pitched the idea and created the job.

Shannon Smith- is a notorious thief of London, but Scotland Yard has never found enough evidence to put Shannon behind iron bars. Shannon claims to be a mudlark, which is a profession only a few dare to take on. Shannon dredges the scums of society and the Thames River for coins and treasures to sell, collecting anything that can be sold, such as driftwood, rags, etc.

Vic Lowell- owns the London Apothecary, which is the shop in the center of the city that cells wine, spices, herbs, and medicine. Vic’s family founded the store over a hundred years ago, and the Lowell family is known for providing Londoners with their basic needs. Vic is a caring person who dotes over a pet cat named Dotty.

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