(Session began on December 12)
For various reasons, the group assembled at The Shop Around the corner to meet with Serena Elessidil. After a brief meeting between the members of the group, she arrived. Teri consoled her before she took a seat. She then sat down, and asked the group to ask her questions.
The necklace never left her person until it broke and she entrusted it to David Lytoon, who was going to take it to someone he trusted to repair it. The only other ‘magical’ items taken were Serena’s personal sword and a statuette of Athena, both of which were also valuable.
Serena shared that according to her neighbor, the ones who broke in were females clad head to toe in black. This fact is not in the police report. When asked, Serena did not know her neighbor, Inarra Carter, well, and mentioned the woman only lived in the building for 6 months. Paul then provided her with a business card and she departed. Alex obtained several hairs from Serena before she departed.
Paul, Doug, and Teri went down to One World Trade to investigate Serena’s Apartment and talk to Inarra Carter. Telloria, Noonien, and Janice went to One PP to examine the bolt and information on the poison. Alex returned to The Lair to perform some magical investigations.
At The Lair, Alex enlisted Tauriel’s assistance to attempt to magically track The Elfstones. Alex then attempted to track Serena’s sword, tracking it to a part of the Subway tunnels that are inhabited and a known, in some circles, black market for magical and illegal goods.
About 2PM, Paul, Doug, and Teri arrived at One World Trade, going first to Inarra Carter
‘s apartment. Calling her cellphone, Paul left a message regarding contacting him. Hearing a television on in the apartment across from Inarra’s, Paul knocked on the door. At this time, Teri went off to socialize with Serena in her apartment. The door opened And was answered by a blonde in her 50s (Ellen Barkin from Oceans 13). Asking her about Inarra, she mentioned that Inarra had several (4) gentleman callers. Reading her, Doug learned she cheats on her taxes, shoplifts energy drinks from the newsstand downstairs, and her last lover was A 16yr old male, and that she gave a lot of money to the Salvation Army, gave her cab to an old woman in the rain, and works 2 days a month at the library hosting Children’s hour. As Paul and Doug turned away from the apartment, the elevator opened and Inarra Carter emerged, reading her resonance, David detected her as an aspiring bright Lillim, in service to Andrealphus (Demon Prince of Lust).
Paul stopped her in the hall, to ask her some questions. She answered his questions, telling him that she heard noise, and went to look what was happening to see the ‘ninjettes’ leaving carrying bags of loot and making their way to the elevator.
The two went to then go join Teri, and Doug told Paul about what he detected of Serena. While speaking with Serena, Teri noticed that a picture of the Season One Group was missing from the buffet in the dining area, a picture that Serena had no recollection of. Serena confirmed that any wards in the apartment had been taken out by the thieves and she had not had time yet to have them replaced. Camera footage showed the 4 intruders get in the elevator and then the cameras went out, needing maintenance to repair them.
Down at the local Precinct, Telloria, Janice, and Noonien showed up to examine some of the evidence. Telloria took a sample of the poison off the crossbow bolt. Janice and Telloria recognized the bolt as old and hand made, Janice recognizing the wood as being from The Black Forest of Germany, further recognizing as made according to Swedish designs from the times of the 30 Years War. Telloria’s Psychometry on the bolt gave her a vision of Purple Eyes and a Spider Amulet. Telloria then drew a picture of what her vision showed her. Chemical analysis of the poison revealed the contents did contain a mushroom native to the New York City sewer system.
9PM rolled round and the group met up at Telloria’s Apartment to share information and plot their next move.
(The session ended here)