This is the public arm of the secret society known to those on the inside as The Eirene. Very little is known about this possibly ancient sisterhood. Reputable sources say that while The Eirene stretch back into the mists of time, Cornucopia Ltd was opened sometime in the early 2000's. They run private investment services, as well as a thriving charitable giving service. They also own commercial properties—rumored to be usable only by members of the fund (and The Eirene)—in several exotic locations.
Cornucopia Ltd. has a rumored presence on the Dark Net, but if anyone has inside information on their working there, they do not share. Rumors abound that if one pokes too far into the business of Cornucopia Ltd you will receive a visit from their Fixer.
There isn’t enough on The Eirene to warrant their own listing in these pages. The only information available concerns their links to Cornucopia Ltd, and that tends to disappear as soon as it appears. Reputable sources differ, some saying the organization was founded in the second century by Celtic women fleeing Roman oppression. A differing account claims the wives and sisters of Knight’s Templar started The Eirene to protect their families when that secret society was pursued by the church.
The most believable account, in this investigators opinion, states that two society women in the late eighteenth century, angered by their brothers and husbands entrance into special clubs like White’s, chose to start their own. A gentlewoman’s club, with all the same rights and rewards as membership into their gentleman’s counterpart.
An unidentified agent, operating on behalf of Cornucopia Ltd., appears in incident reports surrounding the 2008 kidnapping of the daughter of Senator Evan Blake, (D) Michigan. Blake’s daughter was taken from a friend’s party during spring break. The official reports are tantalizingly obscure. Presumption is that the agent for Cornucopia was contacted to provide the ransom, but the girl was returned to her family and the ransom supposedly unpaid.
Again, an unidentified agent operating on their behalf appears in December 2012 Interpol Communique regarding an international money laundering scheme operating in Zurich. No official arrests were made.
Cornucopia Ltd. appears in unofficial reports surrounding the 2016 kidnapping and death of two young women believed to be connected to the head of the Venezuelan Oil Conglomerate.
The most complete account of their involvement offered appears in the MI-5 report of the 2009 death of underworld fight promoter Bill Bellamy the Black, and the capture of his associates promoting illegal fighting to the cream of European society. However, as many times as the account mentions Cornucopia Ltd there is no clear evidence as to what their involvement with this scheme or its closure actually entailed.
Presumably all agents acting on behalf of Cornucopia Ltd. are actually the same woman. Described as capable, businesslike, and inhumanly cold, her name and description beyond those traits does not exist in any record that this investigator could find.
Enjoy! And come back tomorrow for D: Dead Drop.
So here's the thing. This is going to basically be a short book comprised of 500-ish word vignettes posted six days a week through the month of April. Which sounds exciting and fun, right? The catch (there's always a catch) is that while I have a sort of plot and direction for this, posting these stories six days a week as we go along means that I have time for the absolute bare minimum of editing. Like I can read back through the days post a couple of times before I post it. There will probably be any number of errors that slip through. I'm likely to abuse an ellipsis or two. Invariably there will be one character who is utterly and completely incapable of finishing a sentence, or assumes everyone is as brilliant as they are and doesn't need things explained. But the joy of this thing, the wonder, is you as the reader get a chance to ding me about those things in real time. So, if you have a question, ask. If you notice someone consistently not finishing their thoughts, grumble at me.
Dottie's got a lot of story in her. I hope you stick around for it.***