By the way:
"And the vile? What was held within?"
You might want to amend it to "vial". There's a difference, but I'm sure you know that and it was an accident.
Cool! Reminds me a bit of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe mixed together! I love both of those Edgars!
Not really crazy about the PDF format; takes too long to show up on my screen. But it's not a big deal.
Congrats on the DD, my friend!!!