The Coldfall Sanction
Madame Natalia Eskimoff
Member of the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain
Depending upon the function and fashionable grown she chose to wear, there might be observed, tattooed in exquisite symmetry below her bared nape, the Kabbalist Tree of Life, with the names of the Sephiroth spelled out in Hebrew.
Madame Eskimoff’s rooms ran to mamluk lamps and draped fabrics in Indian prints, smoke rising from elaborate brass incense burners, furniture carved in figwood, with walls a flicker in dim gas light. Looked at closely by Sir Oliver Lodge and Sir William Crookes, Madame Eskimoff has attended some of the most celebrated séances of the day.