We had a small commission to convey from Paris to Québec City, where we took a brief sojourn. Dr. Gintia showed some mysterious documents and they permitted her to collect some clippings, seeds, and even uproot one entire plant from the gardens at the fortifications there, with an obsequious lieutenant in attendance. A word to him at the end of this expedition produced a corporal who led a group from the Passepartout around the fortifications, though not along all four and a half kilometers of its length. The views were quite spectacular. Afterwards, Adelaide, Cornin, and others of our defensive staff consulted with the military about recent advances.
When we went to depart, there was a spot of trouble with the local authorities concerning their three missing guards. However, all of our crew was accounted for on the day in question, especially Ripley and Penelope, who had three different alibis each. Unrelated, Ripley recommended River Rose for a bonus.
Felix also acquired some art in Quebec City for a Consortium Client. He was quite gleeful at dinner, wishing everyone to be witness to the fact that he does occasionally carry out legitimate business deals.