Marisa Coulter's cocktail party was an event she held in her flat in London near the end of August. Lyra Belacqua had the impression that it was a celebration, though she did not know the occasion.
Much of the conversation had was about the General Oblation Board. In a conversation with Professor Docker, Lyra learned that Mrs Coulter was its founder. A journalist called Adèle Starminster attended the party uninvited, asking questions about the Board to Lyra. When Mrs Coulter discovered the intrusion, she confronted the journalist. There was a metallic smell in the air as she spoke, and both Adèle and her butterfly dæmon looked weak.
During the party, Marisa Coulter's dæmon sneaked into Lyra's bedroom and discovered the alethiometer that the girl had been keeping in her bag. This, together with the discovery that Mrs Coulter was the leader of the Gobblers and that Lord Asriel was being held by the panserbjørne led Lyra to run away.
Known attendees[edit | edit source]
- Lyra Belacqua
- Professor Docker
- Carlo Boreal
- Adèle Starminster (uninvited)
- Princess Postnikova (possible invitee)
- Erik Andersson (possible invitee)
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
|Buildings||Marisa Coulter's flat • October House • Royal Geological Museum • Shot Tower • White Hall Palace|
|Locations||Chelsea • Clarice Walk • Clerkenwell • Denmark Street • Falkeshall • Falkeshall Gardens • Grand Junction Canal • Graveyard with mausoleum • Hangman's Wharf • King George's Steps • Limehouse • March Road • Mortlake • Oakley Street • River Thames • White Hall|
|Organisations||National Chthonic • London coffee-stall • London pharmacy • Royal Arctic Institute|
|Natives||Annie • Bishop of London • Tony Makarios • Tony Makarios's mother • Unidentified pharmacy shopkeeper|
|Important||Marisa Coulter's cocktail party|