The group stood around the body of Curtis Manning
. David’s unconscious body was taken back to Serena’s. Shortly after they departed,
showed up. She made her presence known as the others discussed what to do with The Ring. She told Terri “You cannot allow this item to fall into the hands of The Queen. I speak as a representative of her superior’s”. Terri then asked how to destroy the ring. Lea confirmed the wielder of Mjolnir smashing it on Hephaestus’ Anvil. Terri asked if there were other means and Lea said, “Of course. You could have a greater dragon, such as the one who dwells in this city, swallow it. I would not advise that, as the dragon might use it instead. Or you could bathe it in the blood of an innocent slain by your own hand. While I find that idea wonderful, I believe your other companions might object.”
After more discussion, Lea pointed out that one could also simply hide The Ring. She pointed out that Jane knows people, Serena knows people, and V.S. knows someone as well, who could hide it. Lea then took her leave and left. As the group discussed, Terri spotted Karl Kolchak
who apparently had filmed the entire battle and was behind a tree. Terri encased him in a block of ice, and ran over, as V.S. told Terri, “You have the subtlety of a train”
They had a discussion, with Kolchak, with him explaining he was investigating Terri and her position with the D.A.’s office, as well as meeting with A supposedly dead Government Agent. Terri proceeded to explain the entire meeting/battle, mentioning the ring, fallen angels, the sword, everything. Meanwhile, V.S. went to the restaurant entrance, finding several vans (catering vans). V.S. and Charles, then left the scene. Andromeda walked up to Terri and Kolchak, brushing his shoulder (inciting emotion:lust on him). He suddenly lost interest in Terri and followed Andromeda, as Terri took his camera and examined it.
Meanwhile, Andromeda proceeded to lead Kolchak away, when he suddenly turned his lust filled eyes on Susanna Hoffman
and began moving towards her. Terri then passed the camera to Jane, who made no promises of what she could do. Jane then left.
Andromeda, noticing what was happening with Susanna, intercepted Kolchak. Andromeda persuaded Kolchak that Statutory Rape was not a good idea, (social conflict) and Kolchak departed. The rest of the group then split.
After leaving Central Park
, V.S. contacted Veronika Blake at Arcana Cabana
, reaching her answering machine. He left a message, “I have something I need to discuss with you. I realize it is 3AM, that tells you how important this is.”
David awoke the next morning, head in Serena’s lap. After some some smalltalk, David saw a news report from Amy Vandervort, discussing an operative of the D.A.‘s office who was apparently involved in a murder in Central Park earlier this morning. A Special Investigator is being appointed by the Mayor to investigate possible corruption in the D.A.’s office. News footage showed the aftermath of the fight, Terri approaching Kolchak, a clear shot of Jane and Terri, and Ms. Vandervoort gave credit for all footage to Karl Kolchak, who also claims to have been threatened.
At 6AM, V.S. received a call from Veronika, asking why he called her at 3AM. After telling her about The Ring, he asked her if she had anything that could contain The Ring. She said no, and he asked her if she knew someone who might be able to deal with with it. She said she might. She then called Serena Elessidil
and Serena told David that V.S. called Veronika about it.
Susanna woke Andromeda up, so she could could see the news report. V.S. saw the news report during his morning jog. Terri saw the report, and Dragonfly quickly asked Terri to leave. At her request, Terri borrowed one of Dragonfly’s Girls, to walk her to Forrester and Forrester Investigations
. The girl knocked on the door, and when Michelle Forrester answered, passed her the leash. Michelle looked at Terri and said, “My, what big eyes you have. Come inside.” Terri entered and as soon as she became human, her cell phone began ringing, it being the NYC District Attorneys Office
and D.A. Jack McCoy, along with 56 missed messages. He promptly asked her what she was doing and why was her fingerprints on the murder weapon. When he asked her if she was going to turn herself in, she responded “Not yet” after a while, he said he could give her 24 hours to prove herself. It was at this time that the news began reporting that the victim was an undercover government agent, killed from 17 stab wounds from a knife. Also, Jane had been removed from the footage (by The Agency
Ted and Michelle asked Terri what she was going to do, and Terri told them about the whole fight and Lasciel and Manning and such. As Terri said she needed to see the Police reports, Michelle (being a technomancer and all) brought the report up on her computer. The ME’s report showed the body had been stabbed 17 times with a knife found at the scene (with Terri’s fingerprints all over the hilt). DNA
evidence was recovered and being processed. The knife also looked almost exactly like the one used by David Akon (except for a nick in hilt). After some more discussion, Terri had Michelle investigate Jane’s call to The Agency
and found that the call had been rerouted by a Technomancer. In addition, she detected that said technomancer had also set up an “Information Flow” which puts a worm/tap in anything electronic that Jane has come into contact with.
After saying she needed to contact The Agency, Ted Forrester called in (revealing he and his wife were agents) and The Director
wanted to Terri. Discussion ensued and Terri revealed the evidence of the ‘worm’ on Jane. The Director assured Terri that Jane would be ‘cleaned before being released’. Then, in exchange for becoming The Agency’s mole in The Winter Court
and that Jane is now Terri’s Handler. The problem was then cleared up by Noon, as the evidence became less and less reliable.
At 8AM, V.S. called Thor Mjolnirson at The Scandinavian East Coast Museum
. After speaking to a receptionist, he learned Thor was ‘running services’. He held for 15 minutes, when Thor finally came to the phone, and V.S. arranged a meeting with Thor around 9AM.
At 9AM V.S. arrived, the receptionist (a strikingly tall, blonde haired, blue eyed woman that when V.S. looked at her he heard ‘Flight of the Valkyrie’). After meeting with Thor, V.S. explained what they wanted to do. Thor’s response was, “Viking does not mean crazy or stupid. I am not a beserker. That would cause my death, destroy the last remnant of my deity, and probably destroy the Anvil as well.” After Thor’s refusal, V.S. left
At 11AM, Terri called Jack McCoy at the DA’s office. Terri tried to go on leave until things with Kolchak were cleared up, and McCoy refused. Same time, V.S. called David, saying “The first plan didn’t work, can I talk to your Girlfriend?” Shortly afterwords, Terri called Karl Kolchak, leaving him a message, hinting at Kolchak’s “pursuit” of Susanna, and hinting that they might run into each other.
At Noon, the group met up at Charles’ apartment (including Terri, her name now cleared). V.S. revealed “Thor is out.” Susanna pointed out the Lucciano way still be interested in Manning, and therefore, Manning’s killer. Terri then started to share the information from the report about The Knife. Charles interrupted, stating that the dagger probably belonged to Adrika Niranjana
an associate of David Akon. He then shared that Adrika now works with Dr Patricia Fairlane
and Siobhan Chu
(for the past 6 months), was a student of his back at NYU
several years ago, graduated from NYU
with a Doctorate in Eastern and Western Ancient Civilizations, and worked as Assistant Caretaker at Green-Wood Cemetery
. Jane then called, to provide more information about Adrika, confirming the current employment,graduation, and mentioning she was high on Homeland Security’s watch list for possible Al-Qaeda connections (also FBI
, and NSA
Conversation then returned to The Ring, David pointing out and emphasizing using Serena to ‘dispose’ of The Ring. Susanna pointed out that Andromeda should go to The Museum to try and speak to Patricia and Siobhan, and maybe Adrika. Susanna also mentioned that she had spoken to Siobhan to try to smooth things out between Siobhan and Andromeda. Andromeda also mentioned still following up on the Zoe Washburn connection, while Terri mentioned talking to Robert Howe
V.S. asked Terri where she got the information on the virus on Jane, and suggested having Terri take Manning’s phone to the same Technomancer who helped her. Andromeda gave Terri the phone to have her Technomancer friend look at it. Andromeda also had Manning’s keys and Wallet. The wallet revealed nothing, but the keys contained – Car Keys, Apartment Keys, 3 safety deposit box keys, and a locker key (probably from Port Authority). V.S. suggested (with divine inspiration) contacting Shiva and using some more of his binary questions. The group then split up to follow their respective leads
V.S. returned to the Flame of Knowledge
and down into his lab to summon Shiva. He then asked the demon regarding Adrika Niranjana a willing participant in The Master’s plans, she answered yes. He then asked was The Master in Adrika Niranjana’s body, she answered No. He then asked is Adrika Niranjana the one draining Calliope? and she answered “Yes, with knowledge from my rival”. He then asked does Adrika Niranjana have the Tablet of Homer and she answered yes. He then asked if The Rival was Valmarkham, and she said, “No, it is his master, Baphomet”
Andromeda and Susanna went to the Museum of Natural History to meet with Patricia and Siobhan. After meeting with Security, Andromeda was admitted to speak with Patricia (Siobhan and Adrika not in the Museum). Andromeda asked about Adrika, and Patricia told her that Adrika was smart, helpful, a good addition to her staff, and filling the void in Siobhan’s life that Andromeda had made. Andromeda mentioned that Adrika is connected to The Master. Patricia told her that she had looked at her with the Sight and says Adrika is clean.
Terri called Robert Howe on his way to Forrester and Forrester, discovering he was having a a late lunch with Britney at the Olive Garden in Times Square
. Terri arranged meeting him at her apartment at 8PM. then continued on to He then arrived at Forrester and Forrester to have Michelle look over Manning’s Phone. After removing the Technomancy and Physical tripwires in the phone, Michelle pulled four phone numbers from the phone, She traced them down and they went to Lucky Lucciano (Personal Number, 2 weeks ago), Adrika Niranjana (Personal Number, last call, day of his death), Zoe Washburn (Direct Line at Washburn and Associates
, 3 weeks ago), and Jack Bauer (Bauer Investigations
, 3 months ago).
David made some calls, speaking with a few of his contacts, learning that Adrkia’s apartment is in 55 Central Park West
, has a UPOD
Storage on Staten Island, a Storage facility Locker in Manhattan, her parent’s former home in Brooklyn, and owns a Lear Jet parked at Newark Airport. Secretely, most didn’t want to talk about her, but mentioned they had seen her on numerous occasions entering the Iraqi and Iraninan Embassies near the UN, and has been seen meeting with one Salim Al-Hassim, a known mercenary/Assassin for Hire who usually works for “people who want to blow up buildings and crash planes”. He also learned that she secretly owns an apartment 2 floors above his own in 18 w136th Street
At 5:30PM, the group met up at Charles’ Apartment for dinner and to go over what they found out. The group noticed Andromeda had obviously been crying and had made no effort to touch up her makeup. Terri inquired from Susanna what was wrong, and she told Terri about Siobhan moving on and hooking up with Adrika. V.S. shared the answers to his questions (leaving out Baphomet).
David shared his information on Adrika’s properties. He pointed out that the jet was out of her pay-grade. He also mentioned that she had been to the Embassies, Salim Al-Hassim, and her off the books apartment in his own building (remarking about how he is starting to become a believer in fate). David stated his ‘gut call’ for where the Tablet could be is The Storage Facility in Manhattan or her family’s home. He also revealed that The Ring had a conciousness of it’s own which had taken him over.
Andromeda then shared what little she learned from Patricia, mentioning that she needed Charles to corroborate the groups information about the recording. She also mentioned that Patricia saw nothing when she used The Sight on Adrika, though Adrika does not like The Government. Andromeda also mentioned that Adrika is seeing Siobhan.
David supposed that Adrika is seeking revenge for the death of her family, which Susanna pointed out, “Wouldn’t he be seeking revenge on The White Council then?”
The group debated the fate of The Ring. Terri hinting of perhaps using it, Andromeda, Charles, and David said that was a bad idea. David then pointed out that Manning could have used The Ring to control Patricia into not seeing Adrika’s assumed magical abilities. David suggested that Adrika’s Family Home is a good spot for where the draining happens, as it would probably be full of powerful emotions. David proposed using The Sight, to examine each location from a distance. Charles and V.S. emphasized this was probably not possible.
David suggested having V.S. summon imps to check everything out. V.S. proposed using Drucillia
instead. Susanna said she could go to Thoth, The Keeper of Secrets, but it would be very risky for her.
Terri then shared the information recovered from Manning’s phone. Terri then opened a window and summoned Drucillia. Her arrival scared V.S. and Dru apologized to him by kissing him. Terri then warned her about Cameron. She finally got her orders to scout three of the locations, in exchange for 10 lbs of Celery. It did take some time as she commented on David working for Summer, The Pink Panther, and him marrying one of “Those who should not be named” and breaking all kiinds of treaties. Drucillia resolved that David was a Tool of The Pink Panther, and really Dim. She then departed.
While the group discussed how to summon Summer’s version of Dru, Andromeda stepped out to return the call from Jessica Devlin
. Jessica mentioned their unavailable sister and how her Mother wanted t=her to speak with Andromeda. They arranged a dinner meeting for tomorrow night, 7 PM.
David contacted Serena, using a pre-arranged code, to signal he was bringing the ring. The group then accompanied David to One World Trade Center
(The session ended here)