History of the Arcane Society
The Arcane Society was founded in the late 1600s by a brilliant, reclusive, paranoid alchemist named Sylvester Jones. Jones possessed some unusual paranormal talents and he devoted his life to secret research in the field. He conducted his experiments and recorded the results in a fortress-like laboratory that eventually became his tomb.
The laboratory-tomb of Sylvester the Alchemist was finally discovered and excavated in the Late Victorian era by two of his descendents, Gabriel and Caleb Jones. The alchemist’s most dangerous secret was a formula that Sylvester believed could enhance a person’s psychic abilities and make the user extremely powerful. The stuff worked but, as Gabriel Jones learns in SECOND SIGHT, it produces some terrifying side effects.
Over the years the Arcane Society has gone to great lengths to conceal the secret of Sylvester’s formula but it haunts the Society and the Jones family to this day.
The Society has other dark mysteries as well, among them an eerie collection of museums that house strange artifacts and relics linked to the arcane and the paranormal. There is also a research facility where studies and experiments involving psychic phenomena are carried out.
It turns out that people with strong psychic talents often have trouble in the relationship department. To assist members in finding compatible spouses and life partners, the Society has instituted a unique matchmaking agency — arcanematch.com — to help match members of the Society. But the heroes and heroines of the series aren’t the easiest couples to match. Far from it. They’ve all got “issues” that have made even the experts at arcanematch.com throw up their hands.
About Jones & Jones
Established by the Arcane Society in the Late Victorian era, the psychic detective firm of Jones & Jones now has branches throughout the U.S. The West Coast office is located in the secluded beachside town of Scargill Cove on the Northern California coast. It is run by Fallon Jones, a descendent of Sylvester the Alchemist.
On a day-to-day basis J & J handles investigations for members of the Society who desire the services of psychic investigators. On occasion it also performs some highly classified work for a clandestine agency of the U.S. Government. But everyone in the Society knows that J & J’s most important client is the Governing Council of the Arcane Society. When the Society’s secrets are threatened, J & J is called in to handle the problem.