At 4 PM, the group reunited at the Flame of Knowledge
, to see The Leanansidhe
waiting for Terri to show up. Lea told Terri that “you have attracted the interest of those you should not. Come with me.” She then took Terri’s hand and whisked the two away to Winter. Terri then got the full rundown on the origins of The Ring and ‘The Adversary’ from Mother Summer and Mother Winter. (Explaining that Oberon had been taken over by The Adversary and Mab and Titania had to work together to destroy him. The remnant of the Adversary that was in Oberon was in The Ring). Jane made a detour to a hardware shop to get a hammer and some other tools. Andromeda spent time telling Susanna Hoffman
about the call from Siobhan Chu
Susanna asked Teri about her meeting with Mother Summer and Mother Winter and gave the group a brief rundown on “The Adversary”. After some prodding, Andromeda then shared about Siobahn’s call and innuendo.
The group then discussed the items they found at the various locations tie to Curtis Manning
. Terri then borrowed V.S.‘s phone to call Forrester and Forrester Investigations
regarding Michelle Forrester’s hair sample. Michelle asked Terri to destroy the hair sample. Terri then hung up and destroyed Michelle’s and Andromeda’s hair samples.
Andromeda mentioned that perhaps having Teri speak to Robert Howe
about Zoe Washburn, might be a good idea. A brief discussion between Jane and Andromeda about Zoe came up, Andromeda emphasizing she really does not want to damage her relationship with Zoe. Susanna volunteered to go Washburn and Associates
with a letter of introduction from Andromeda, and talk with Zoe under the pretence of looking for a job as a model. The group liked this idea, but suggested that someone go with Susanna.
Susanna then pointed out that while she understands everyone’s interest in Zoe Washburn, but pointed out that the group had learned that Adrika Niranjana
was the one draining Calliiope and the one who has The Tablet of Homer. Terri than proceeded to V.S. Chalk Board and created a list of ones to deal with, putting Karl Kolchak
at top, followed by The Vanderbilts and Zoe Washburn on her To Do List, with The Tablet of Homer on her priority list. Terri then suddenly realised she had not heard back form Drucillia
yet. This caused her to prepare some celery and peanut butter on a plate and summoning the faerie, who said they had been watching the designated addresses, “waiting for detect something to report back about”. Drucillia did mention she saw Adrika Niranjana
and Siobhan Chu
romantically involved at Adrika’s Brooklyn address.
Andromeda pointed out her dinner with Jessica Devlin
in 2 hours, and Susanna mentioned she was worried that “a Daughter of Aphrodite was meeting with a Daughter of Minerva. Why do I think that is bad?” Susanna then asked Terri if she found out about why Maeve was after the ring earlier in the day. Teri pointed out that she did not ask, and that was why she was still alive. Susanna pointed out to Teri she was assuming that Maeve was trying to retrieve the ring for Mab, whereas Susanna thought it might be Maeve trying to get the ring for herself. V.S. AND
Charles recast the ‘Cone of Silence’ at Teri’s request as Teri attempted to explain Winter’s purpose as “the universe’s immune system”. Teri suggested that Maeve should not be going after The Ring anymore. While the group was discussing this, David departed to go examine Adrika’s Brooklyn Address.
At 7 PM Andromeda met with Jessica Devlin at The View restaurant at The Marriot Marquis in Times Square
. Sitting with Jessica, was her twin sister, Colonel Amanda Lattimer. Andromeda mentally made the connection between Amanda and Pete Lattimer
. Andromeda mentioned the connection, and Amanda confirmed she and Pete were once married. Andromeda received a brief synopsis of The Roman Camp and Roman deities. Jessica then asked her if she ever met their grandmother, Elizabeth Marsden (wife of the creator and inspriation for Wonder Woman). Jessica then told her that Grandmother had passed on, and left her bracelets to her. Jessica also mentioned that her mother had told her that Andromeda “would need the bracelts in the coming days”.
The next morning, the group met up at The Flame, and the group noticed Andromeda’s new bracelets. Andromeda revealed that “V.S. was correct and that I do need to change my outlook from the Hellenicentric viewpoint it is”. V.S. passed out from surprise at this and Susanna whispered in his ear to wake him up, “Hey, V.S., Cameron is back” which woke him up, rather pissed off when he saw Susanna laughing. Andromeda revealled she had two sisters, one a Colonel in the military who is also Pete Lattimer’s ex-wife.
David then gave his information regarding the house in Brooklyn, The House sits on 4 acres of walled in land. A guard shack is at the front gate, manned (hired within the last few days) with cameras on the walls. A long, tree lined driveway leads ot the main house. There is also an unused stable. The land was well maintained. A seperate stone wall/metal fence surrounds the house, topped with electrified razor wire, and magical wards. The house itself resembles a medieval castle/mansion and is now apparantly staffed (servants, guards, etc.) There is an olympic sized in ground pool with Jacuzzi in back, with a patio and fireplace. Siobhan and Adrika seem to now be living there, leaving for work and arriving every evening in Siobhan’s car.
Jane asked Terri if Drucillia’s ‘army’ could carry a box and note when the needle on a dial on it moves. Terri said that they could, then the group asked where this was coming from. Jane made an obscure reference to an item of mundane power, eventually admitting that it was a nuke, and that it was in Adrika’s possession. Jane proposed that it was probably in the same place as the Tablet. After discussing (and some laughing) this plan, Jane went out and purchased several Geiger counters, bringing them back to The Flame, along with some celery.
Terri prepared a platter of vegetables for the faeries and summoned Drucillia. Drucillia arrived, flanked by 4 flying stormtroopers (glamored wiht rocket packs rather than their own wings) They explained how to use it, and after she made several references to the original War of the Worlds and the scene with the Geiger Counter in it, asked her to examine each site. Before they left, Drucillia had a ‘Lieutenant’ give a report about a thrid person who joined Siobhan and the Lieutenant identified the girl as Zoe Washburn. Terri also asked Drucillia about any rumors from Winter and Drucillia replied that The Queen had exiled The LAdy to her Castle. She also mentioned that the ‘Guy who Throws Lightning Bolts’ visited The Queen.
Andromeda showed concern about Zeus’ involvement, and at Jane’s suggestion, contacted Nathan Reynolds, Son of Hermes (an ex-boyfriend) She told him she needed information from him, and then asked “What is in it for me?”. She asked him what he wanted and he said “You know”. She agreed and he gave her an address and room number in a sleazy motel in Bayonne (rents by the hour). She met his price, performing several demeaning and kinky things with him and a prostitue (and recording them).
Meanwhile, Terri contacted Robert Howe
. She asked him about Zoe Washburn and Curtis Manning
and Adrika Niranjana. He told her that Zoe once dated Manning, but that ended when he ‘died’. Zoe visits his grave every year. He also told her that Zoe was out of the country and had been so for the past month, in Italy. He also let slip that Zoe was a drow and a ‘renegade’ and follower of some goddess named “Ell something”. The group then used the Hairs from the bag and underwear. The Hair sample pointed towards Brooklyn, while the sample from the underwear pointed to the East, out to sea. Robert also said that Zoe was staying in one of his Sister’s homes and was being entertained by his cousin last night.