PETER CONAN KRANZ
Watson was studiously perusing The Rabaul Times.
"Holmes, there is an advertisement here placed by someone desiring to purchase black pearls. A price of 20 marks will be paid for each one of good promise."
"Let me see that", Holmes grabbed the paper from Watson's hands.
"20 marks is a handsome sum in any currency. I believe we are on to something."
"Remember that brush we had with Moriarty at St James? I believe this may lead us to the source of that most infamous black pearl!"
"Do you think those excellent Simbu bodyguards that Vex arranged might be still around?"
Watson - "I believe I saw one loitering outside just a short while ago."
"Capital Watson. See if you can find her, we need to speak"
After 20 minutes Watson led a still fierce but somewhat dejected Simbu lady into Holmes' presence.
Holmes - "Wagai wei Ambai. Sie wissen nichts über schwarze Perlen?
"It's all right, Mr Holmes, I speak perfect English."
"Madam, we need your help. Do you know who is buying black pearls from this coast?"
"Yes sir, but I feel afraid at the question. He is a bad man and will hurt me if he discovers I have spoken to you. We call him Mariati."
Holmes - "Have no fear, we will ensure your safety. But where to find him?"
The exotic bodyguard pointed in the direction of the volcano Tavurvur.