Things went poorly in the hunt for Springheel Jack from the very start. The first team was stopped and questioned by policeman John Bourne as they walked through Hampstead. Rango turned aggressive and tried to get away, but was knocked down with a billy club to the chest. The others picked him up and all were marched to the jail. Tavish suddenly decided to put away his Claidheamh Mòr (his player heard about team 1, though he did not). After this happened, the second team heard a scream at the north side of town and ran to it. They found one of the matrons in the snow so Charles went to aid her. She transformed into Springheel Jack and ripped his guts open with razor sharp claws. Charlotte was quick enough to get off a shot before Jack jumped away, but the others were too slow and Tavish was still trying to catch up.
They took Charles to the police station where James went to work on him. Charles died of blood loss in mid-surgery. A second policeman, Jason Wick, also showed up. While the police were distracted, Tavish slipped away. Peterson had already made himself scarce. Tavish then encountered Jack by himself, and received wounds to the chest and leg. Jack fumbled during his last jump and injured himself in his fall, giving Tavish time to crawl away. Tavish managed to stay with one of the other matrons that night. He left early in the morning and crawled through town looking for the carriage, but got lost and ended up on the moors. There he found his magic worked again, but fumbled and turned himself into a duck. Peterson followed his bloody trail and recovered his equipment, with which he went to Donald’s house. He was pursued by a limping duck, which he tried to drive away. Peterson decided to pocket Tavish’s money, since he would not need it now.
In the morning, Donald got everyone released. Most returned to his mansion, but Charlotte and Tadhg went to the Eumenides Club while Rango and James went to a library to research the case. Tavish lurked outside Donald’s mansion, trying to get in.
The next day, Rango and James returned to the library, while Charlotte and Tadhg went to Hampstead. When they returned to London, a desperate duck flew after them and managed to land on top of the coach. Tavish suddenly returned to human form and, now naked, managed to get the attention of his friends and get into the coach.
On the third night, the club members returned to Donald and took him and Raguhbir out to the moors where they hoped to prove the efficacy of their magic. Rango healed Tavish and at that same time, Jack ambushed them, injured Rango, and then jumped away. Tavish healed Rango and both mages were forced to wait 15 minutes to heal while Donald led the party in pursuit. Donald and Raguhbir were in the lead but went the wrong way, so after the rest had loaded their weapons, Donald and his servant were forced to catch up. Together they went through the town where the two policemen again connected with them.
Jack attacked again and gutted Jason Wick, then leapt away after taking a few more wounds. Most reloaded but Donald and Raguhbir ran after him. In the woods, he attacked and tore Donald’s left foot off, but the others had by then caught up and again drove him off. After James gave attention to Donald, Raguhbir gathered up the injured man and took him away.
Tavish and Rango had by this time reached the town, but stayed there rather than following the rest of the group. They were eventually joined by Donald and his servant.
Jack attacked one final time. This time Tadhg went down with a leg wound and could not pursue. That left only John, James, and Charlotte to pursue.
They followed Jack to an abandoned boathouse where they were forced to climb onto the roof and descend through the hole in the roof. They were not skilled climbers and both John and James fell on their heads, bringing the unsecured rope down with them. Charlotte looked around with her light and found Jack in a hole in the ground, apparently resting. They discussed arresting him, but the policeman urged them to kill the thing so they fired into the hole. Jack then stirred, giggled, and began to crawl towards them. They shot again, this time both scoring critical hits. Jack stopped moving, though they were still wary until John poked him with his billy club. Charlotte picked the lock to the lake and they took the body and its effects to the nearest house, where the policeman gained entrance so they could warm themselves. Eventually all found themselves back at Donald’s house, where he declared the end to the Phantom Club and left its effects to the Eumenides Club to continue the fight.
The team returned to London and recovered, with several going to the library and doing research on Grahamthorpe. They discovered it was called Grimthorpe in the Domesday Book, and that the Lamb was originally the Sign of the Sacrificial Lamb. They pondered on their new information.