(Session began on December 21 at 10AM)
Alice remained comatose for the three days the group wanted to recover. Meeting at the Shop Around the Corner, the group met to discuss their next moves. At the group’s request, Alex had The Lair take possession of Alice Anguis. The fate of The Elfstones was debated, and it was decided to return them to Serena Elessidil, who is getting help from Tauriel and The Lair to beef up her security. Teri also picked up that Lady Lyla and Lady Anonna were going to be taking an interest in Serena’s protection.
Speaking/questioning Alice was discussed including how to get her to share information with the group. It was decided upon by the Group though, to seek out those captured by The Hendrikssen Scourge.
Teri utilized The Sparrow’s Compass to track Andromeda and The Compass did not move. Tracking spells from Alex resulted in failure as well. Inquiries by Paul had determined that Missing persons reports had returned to normal in Manhattan but had risen in the remaining boroughs. Continued inquiries and deduction narrowed them down to concentrated around The Gateway Center in the Bronx, Greenwood Cemetary in Brooklyn, 5Pointz in Queens, and Saint Augustinian Academy on Staten Island.
The group decided to split up, Paul, Doug, and Telloria going to investigate St. Augustinian’s, Teri and Janice going to 5Pointz, and Alex and Noonien going to Greenwood.
Arriving near St Augustinian’s, Telloria noticed the area was ghost free. Telloria deduced that perhaps the Dark energy an active Scourge gives off is why the ghosts vacated the area. Making their way closer to the Academy itself, both Telloria and Paul sensed someone watching them from the trees. Paul made is way to where he sensed the watcher, finding nothing but trees, albeit it he’s less healthy than they should be. Investigating the Academy itself revealed graffiti and little else.
Meanwhile, at 5Pointz, Teri and Janice went to speak with The Muse, Calliope, who greeted them both happily.Calliope had not heard anything regarding Black Court activity. Teri asked for Calliope to let her know if she noticed anything out of the ordinary.
At Greenwood Cemetary, Alex and Noonien went to speak with Victoria Specht. Her secretary told them it would be a moment. Victoria Greeted them and when asked said she did not know of anything out of the ordinary. Alex soul gazed her, suspicious of her answers, and immediately stopped, catching the sense that something controlled her, something undead. She did not attack, ousted Noonien as White Council, and said “The Warden has it all under control”. The two then departed, with Noonien contacting Melissa Alexis, reaching her voicemail and leaving her a message regarding Charles and a possible connection to him, recommending she meet them at the Shop Around the Corner.
7:30 PM the rendezvous at The Shop Around The Corner to share information. At 8PM Melissa arrived. Noonien shared their efforts wth her. After Noonien warned her, she departed. Paul contacted Carter Kane from the House of Life to se about getting a warning off to Camp Halfblood. Alex contacted Smauverovax to send a similar warning to Camp Halfblood, while Telloria contacted Joe Stanton to look into issues around 5Pointz, and Teri contacted Dragonfly to make similar inquiries.
The group then made their way back to Greenwood Cemetary. Teri flew over no around the cemetary while Telloria went to talk to the few ghosts present, while Alex functioned as backup. The number of ghosts around was a lot lower than it should have been and Telloria approached the closest, a group of three children jumping rope. The girls seemed to ignore or be unaware of Telloria. Telloria jumoped into the game, skipping rope with the girls, who promptly vanish. Looking around Telloria spotted three other ghosts – a colonial revolution era soldier standing guard, an overweight man from the 20’s reading a newspaper, and a young woman from the 50s, dancing in a poodle skirt. The soldier noticed her, and pointed his gun telling her to halt and asking for the password. Telloria put up her arms, which caused Paul to rush out. He then heard ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and the two turned to look and the dancing ghost began to talk to them. Paul recognized her as Jenny, a girl he knew as a kid. She mentioned seeing Cameron, but could not say when. She also mentioned seeing Martians around. She then introduced them to Bob, the newspaper reading ghost, who “Knew nothing bout notin” A deal was made with Bob, for information. He had seen Cameron and Charles as well as the ‘Martians’. Bob offered to give the group the password that Joseph, the guard, would let them talk to him, but he wanted to possess Noonien’s body for 3 days. A brief negotiation was done but an agreement was reached for after The New Year. The passphrase was,“Hark ye, friend, have you got a padlock on your arse, that you shite through your teeth?”
The group then approached Joseph, the soldier, giving him the phrase. He reported to seeing Charles last night and Cameron a few days ago. He also reported a delivery from Fort Wadsworth of Military Hardware to the Main Office.