Cameron brought up the fact that the group came to Fort Wadsworth to eliminate Nikolai Tesla and the machines making her sisters. The group eventually persuaded her, based on the information David shared that he got from Lady Ariel. The group requested Tesla let them view the Gates and he asked which one. He then showed them the Dark Portals, which stood in a huge chamber, next to each other. The group witnessed the demons coming through, slamming into the shields and getting disintegrated. They noticed there was a space between the point of materialization in the Portals, and the shields, allowing the demons to actually reach this plane, but not enter.
The group then was led across the hall, to view the Stargate Chamber, which Tesla claimed, “When finished, will link to a network of wormholes I have discovered over 50 years of research, that connect many worlds throughout the galaxy” The group then asked him if his projects could be turned off and he said they could, but asked why? Finally, the group departed, Tesla arranging transportation for them.
The group returned to the Flame, being intercepted by Katherine Sanguinpiedra a former associate and friend of Jane’s form her days in The Shop. Katherine spoke with Jane, surprised Jane was alive. Jane explained about the situation at Fort Wadsworth as well as her suspicions of Jennifer Garcia and Dennis Harrel. Katherine believed Jane, and promised to look into things from her side. She also told Jane that without proof, she could not be so amicable if their paths crossed again. She also asked Jane to bring her any proof she found so she could take it up the Chain of Command. Jane was also warned that Juliet Sommers had been promoted to The Shop’s Special Operations Branch, and was after the group.
Andromeda did research on the internet (and hacking into the CIA) finding the basic information and history on Harrel and Garcia, including their military records and time in the CIA. She also found that Jennifer Vanderbilt was Harrel’s twin sister, and had put protective measures in Dennis Harrel‘s records to reroute anything bad about him to an apartment in 18 w136th Street. Similar protections were in Jennifer Garcia’s records, used to cover reports of her apparent romantic involvement with Jennifer Garcia. She also learned that both had multiple offshore accounts (each in the 100s of millions) as well as evidence that Garcia’s mother was now in an exclusive and expensive rehab clinic in New York.
Charles looked into means of destroying the Dark Portals, using the resources of the Bobst Library and discovered that they could be closed, rather easily, but cutting the power source to the gate. The catch being, this could only be done from Hell, which would eventually strand the person there, once the third gate was closed.
V.S. looked into the locations of the gates in Hell, finding they all had to be near each other, and that they were also within the domain of the Demon, Baphomet. He also learned that the Hellmouth beneath One World Trade Center lay within Baphomet’s domain, most likely 3-4 miles from the Dark Portals.
Terri went to her apartment and opened a portal to Winter, where she was immediately met by Ellistrae who escorted Terri to Arctis Tor to meet with Queen Mab. The Queen explained that she needed to deal with Terri, for both The Celery Queen and for causing Dragonfly to fall in love. Dragonfly is now mortal, and bargained all her favors to save her and Terri. Drucillia is still Terri’s, but the rest of the Celery Queen’s Guard have been ‘re-assigned’. Finally, to pay her back, Terri was charged with learning ’’why Summer opposes me in destroying these gates, especially since they can easily be corrupted by The Adversary to bypass The Outer Gates."
Cameron and Jane returned to The Agency, reporting to Agent Ivanova, and detailing their trip to Fort Wadsworth, proceeding her with all the details they could, including the summoning of Lady Ariel. Jane detailed that Nikolai Tesla’s science is actually magic, which breaking one would break all of his devices, re-opening the Dark Portals. She also pointed out the mortals who look alike, probably from Shadow. She also detailed that they believe Harrel and Garcia. She also told them about Katherine Sanguinpiedra and was given permission to use her best judgement regarding what information to pass onto Katherine.
Everyone then returned to the Flame of Knowledge and met ot share information. Andromeda gave the gorup a full information dump. Charles shared his knowledge of the gates, and the need ot go to Hell to do so. V.S. shared that he knew where in Hell the Dark Portals opened, and where the Hellmouth opens in relation, as well as how they might get some assistance form another demon. Jane mentioned their reporting to The Agency and how they were given the OK to recruit Katherine, if needed. Terri then shared her information about how Winter was interested in destroying the Gates and wondering why Summer opposed doing so, as The Adversary or it’s agents, could easily corrupt them.
As Cameron almost accidently summoned Lady Ariel, and Queen Mab, the group explained to her about not saying a fae’s name 3 times. The group discussed how to get the information Terri needed, V.S. suggesting they speak with Aspen.
(The Session Ended Here)