|“||There are, of course, many stories of mass hallucinations and collective delusions. One example is the incident that came to be known by the rather lugubrious title 'The Autumn of Death' in 1886. Due no doubt to the recent murders in London's Whitechapel area, the local constabulary began to suffer a spate of bogus claims from the commoners of the region.||”|
– Professor Marcus Effington Christy
The Autumn of Death is the name given to the incident that happened in London in 1886. After recovering the pages of Zarok's spell book eight years prior, Lord Palethorn finally decided to cast the Spell of Eternal Darkness and began his quest for world domination.
In 1886, successful industrialist Lord Palethorn cast the Spell of Eternal Darkness over London, reanimating the dead. Unfortunately for him, he also mistakenly awakens Sir Daniel Fortesque, a hero who fought the very same dark spell 500 years ago. Sir Dan is quickly introduced to the new world by Winston the Help Ghost and joins forces with Professor Hamilton Kift. On a quest to find out more about the evil sorcerer responsible for the spell, Daniel encounters his loyal henchmen, Dogman and Mander. Daniel later manages to save an ancient Egyptian Princess named Kiya from her tomb in the Museum. It is soon revealed that Palethorn doesn't have full control over the undead, because he lacks the final pages of the spell book. Daniel thus sets out on a mission to recover the missing pages of Zarok's spellbook and put a stop to Palethorn's plans before it's too late.
Palethorn eventually managed to reclaim all the pages of the spell book and summoned a great Demon to fight Daniel. Daniel defeated Palethorn's henchmen, the Demon and Palethorn himself. Sir Dan and Princess Kiya then disappeared from 1886 by using the time machine to travel back in time.
Years later, the events that took place were dismissed as mass delusion resulting from the high prevalence of disease present in London at the time.