During the blackout, David joined the festivities in the West Village. On the sidewalk, David spotted Magnus dancing and offered him a martini, which Magnus accepted.
When one of their neighbors tuned a radio to the news, David and Magnus were among those who joined to listen in. Through the broadcast, they found out about the pitiful state the other parts of the city was in: fires and pillaging and shooting—very different from the celebration in their Village. This caused a brief silence to spread throughout as more radios switched to different stations and everyone listened to the news and the sirens from afar. Eventually, Magnus was called on by another friend and slipped away from the crowd.
Magnus described him as a nice young man with a beautiful smile.
- The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (first and only appearance)