(Session began on July 11)
Paul arrived on the scene at Dragonflys Gentlemans Club
as the group went down to ‘mingle’. Most melded in with the crowd, Janice off in the dressing room, while Teri drew portraits of the dancers. 2 hours later, Dragonfly summoned them all back to her office. Behind Dragonfly swirled a field of green energy that screamed portal and showed a quaint forest glade. Dragonfly gestured to the portal and said “Sanctuary”. Stepping through revealed Telloria’s true form as a Night Elf.
Within the glade was a large picnic blanket full of ‘mortal food’. Sitting on the blanket was an old man with a knee long beard draped over his left shoulder wearing jeans and a T-Shirt that reads “Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?” Munching on a cheeseburger from Burger King and drinking a Coke. The group asked to join him and he gestured and then proceeded to ask each person who, what, where, when, why, and how to each member of the group.
A brief conversation about the questions began but was derailed by Janice who said she knew how to access the crystals. Socrates proceeded to question everyone about the crystals and their intentions and how they felt about being recruited. Additional questions were brought up regarding Rosanna Hernandez and Jessie Springfield. Socrates then posed the question regarding how Janice came about her knowledge of accessing the crystals. Socrates told the group, after being questioned, that he knew of two living who could access the data, aka Veronicka and Balthazar Blake, as well as The Prime Merlinian (Dead), Horvath (Dead) and Morgan Le Fay, which caused Alex to access the information Morganna left behind in his mind, which showed him how to access the crystals via the the ‘computer’. Doug pointed out that the information on the crystals would not be of any use to Rosanna Hernandez
and The Fallen in her coin. Paul and Telloria proposed speaking with Rosanna, and looked to see if something could be worked out without Doug having to kill her immediately.
The group discussed regarding the contracts on them, and Socrates hinted that perhaps Smauverovax
(aka John Fumus) could help. As the group asked Socrates about “The Leaping Lady’s Test”, Lady Lyla arrived, saying she had been given permission to arrive. Socrates went pale as she arrived and took his leave, departing. She offered to give them “The Leaping Ladies Test” regarding what she would offer in exchange to the crystals. She claimed that within the crystals was how to restore The Cintran Elf
s to Autumn and Spring. Lyla revealed that Adrika Niranjana had discovered how to return the Cintran Elves to the Spring and Autumn Courts. A discussion ensued. Lyla offered to provide a place to speak with Rosanna free of danger to see about making an agreement with her for the Crystals, in exchange for access to the information she sought with her agreement to not use it till after the current crisis ended. Alex counter-offered to have Lyla give the group the power to defeat Rosanna in return for the information. Teri forced a further stipulation, that the information not be provided without Lady Anonna and the Cintran Elves knowing and agreeing to this. An accord was reached and after getting Dragonfly’s ok, she modified the portal to take the group to where Rosanna was. A battle then ensued which ended with Alex striking Rosanna with a lightning best which blinded her (Extreme) and the coin fell from her body and she begged for mercy and surrendered. While the group was debating what to do with her, Paul recovered the crystals. Rosanna was taken Prisoner. Alex recovered the coin, wrapping it in a cloth.
Stepping away from Alex, Janice activated the GPS
on her phone to discover that the group was in Port Elizabeth in NJ. A horn beeped outside as the group determined what to do. Looking outside, the group saw a Box Truck with the title “Abendana Imports” on the side, with an impatient Rebecca Abendana
behind the wheel. As the group left, Doug used his axe to kill the sleeping Denarian Squire. Doug took Rebecca to Redeemer Lutheran Church
, turning her over to the Senechal of the tether there. Alex took the coin to The Lai
Noonien contacted Miranda Walker
to arrange access yet again to the crypt at Trinity Graveyard and the group accessed the books.In addition to the accumulated works of Heinrich Kemmler (which included everything regarding Necromancy from beginning steps and spells up to The Dartkhallow, a ritual which would make a Necromancer a god), the Manuscript contained the ritual for becoming a lich, for a lich to transfer its spirit to another host (as well as how to possess another’s body without being a lich), Rapsutin’s work on creating and controlling a Hellmouth (including how to use it to open portals to other realities and worlds, a process which could cause said realities to leak into this reality while the portal was open), the means to restore the Autumn and Spring Courts by utilizing the bloodlines within the Cintran Elves, as well as the mean to create the ‘Scourge Plague’ (which will raise those slain by it as ravenous undead). The group deduced at Illidan (and his lover/partner Alice) wanted the book to open a portal to Azeroth (to return home with their new army), while Arcabiel (The Fallen Malakhim Archangel) wanted to open a portal (perhaps to the realm of The Outsiders, circumventing The Wall in Winter) and leave it open until all Reality was destroyed. The crystals were then entrusted to Veronika Blake at Arcana Cabana
, while Alex contacted The Lair and made arrangements to have the Prices on the group heads removed.
(Episode 2 Ended. Major Milestone awarded)