Torix and Constantine
Isador St. John
Isador St. John first came into the story because it turns out that he, not Stephen the Elder, posted the bounty for Stephen the Younger. He posted the the bounty becuase Stephen the Younger was yet to pay back the money that he owed to St. John. When the brothers went to the address on the notice to collect on the bounty, they were very disappointed to find out that Isador did not have the money to pay them for their work. The brothers were prepared to fight, but Isador had a way for them to get their money. As down payment, he offered a magical monacle, which Constantine eagerly accepted. Isador then provided a list of three people that the brothers should find, all of which owed money to the bookkeeper. The three names were Reynald Gordon, James Caliban, and Cassius Kramer. Armed with the list, the brothers left Isador’s establishment. A few weeks later, the brothers returned to his establishment, this time under the authority of Ivan Thule. When they came into his office, Stephen the Elder was busy threatening him. After a brief struggle, Torix was able to knock Stephen out and stabilize him. While waiting for Stephen the Elder to awaken, Isador pulled out his sword and stabbed him while he was unconscious. The brothers (not to mention Isador) were eager to dispose of the body of Stephen the Elder, being an influential member in house Van Dam. While taking the body to Ivan Thule’s tavern, Isador mentioned giving the brothers a “connection” as compensation for both the money that he owed them from the bounty, and for saving his life. After creatively disposing of the body, Isador gave them a book, which would lead them to his contact in the infamous “book club”. Later that afternoon, they brother’s received an assignment from Thule to kill Isador. Since they were in no real position to argue, they had no choice but to carry out their treacherous orders. After killing him, they raided his stash of money that he used for gambling. In it the brothers found a book that suggested that Isador was a member of the book club, along with a detailed plan to mobilize several book club members to kill Ivan Thule. Apparently he too had some connection to the mysterious organization, he had information on Vincent Violet and The Man in Gray hidden in his walls.