Buried beneath the rubble, Cameron heard V.S.‘s shouts for help. Cameron shouted, "Val, don’t move! We’re coming for you." While this was happening, Charles noticed someone approaching them form the Parking Garage area. “We’ve got company” he said, as David ceased moving rubble. The group then noticed that it was Jane approaching. Jane helped move rubble and Charles summoned a spectral worker to help. Andromeda stepped back, her feet looking a bloody mess form walking over rubble barefoot. Andromeda bound up her feet, and took some Ambrosia from her purse, her feet healing, noticing Jane had a laptop with her.
As V.S. emerged, he noticed his Blasting Rod was destroyed. Andromeda took the laptop from Jane, as V.S. asked Jane what happened to her, explaining how Robert Sisko attacked her in her apartment, and after she defeated the Immortal, she was taken prisoner by Adrika Niranjana and some of her co-horts (captured just after The Quickening ended). Jane shared how she was questioned by Adrika and Rebecca Charles, escaped (knocking Rebecca Charles unconscious), grabbed the laptop, and fled, noticing the group when she reached the Parking Garage.
Andromeda grabbed a pair of boots from one of the dead Terrorists, and then the group followed Jane back to where she was being held. Evidence of people fleeing the scene in vehicles was discovered, as were the bodies of three Middle Eastern men, single gunshots to the head, that Jane confirmed she did not do. Cameron confirmed they were done by someone 5-10 feet from the victims.
V.S. sensed that The Jersey Devil was nearby, that Jane apparently escaped during a summoning. V.S. wanted to leave, but Jane pointed out that this was V.S.’s specialty. Meanwhile, Jane discovered a notebook with several pages missing. Running a pencil over it, the numbers “350 5” while David discovered two ticket stubs, dated yesterday, to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
Tracking his sense of The Jersey Devil, V.S. tracked the summoning to the top of the unfinished Ski Slope. The group made their way to the top, where they discovered the summoning circle and materials (a British issued Revolution Era Cavalry Pistol, several vials of Human Blood, a n old, handmade girls doll, the head of a Horse, and a piece of silk attached to sandpaper) as well as the two halves of the summoner (a middle eastern man in ceremonial robes). ID on the corpse identified the body as Abdul Aziz, a NYC Cab Driver, $300 in cash, a piece of paper with 8:00, 9:00, 12:00, 3:00, 5:00, written in that order, and a fully loaded Colt 1911 Pistol.
As the group exited the building, the noticed approaching Fire trucks and Police Vehicles approaching the scene. Returning to the Pedway, the group made their way across, Charles using magic to ‘spiritually’ cover the gaps, David forgoing this, and assuming Panther form, and crossing ahead of everyone. Arriving before the rest, David noticed the door to the car next to Terri’s van, (identified previously as Karl Kolchak’s ) had its door open and someone lying next to the door. Coming closer, David discovered the headless body (wound cauterized) of Karl Kolchak, clutching a digital camera. David called the groups attention to the headless corpse as he put some distance between himself and the body.
David examined the pictures in the camera, finding that Kolchak had been following the group since they left The Flame of Knowledge, the group arriving and entering Xanadu (as well as several frames of Andromeda mooning the Turnpike), and a blur approaching him and then a shot of the ground. Jane looked things over, discovering $500,000 in German Bearer Bonds, and Rebecca Abendana’s Business number as well as two unidentified numbers in his phone, 1 of the unidentified numbers called while the group was crossing the Pedway over to Xanadu. Charles then opened his Sight, to examine the scene, learning that Kolchak was killed by The Horseman, as well as he had apparently sold his soul and whoever he sold it to came to collect upon his death (Charles saw shadowy demonic forms around the body, trying to pull the body int the ground).
Getting in Terri’s van, it was discovered it would not start, Popping the hood, Terri discovered her engine missing, apparently decayed with Winter Magic. This caused David to go through the pictures again, finding a single frame where he thought he saw Ellistrae the Hand of Winter, near Terri’s van.
Trying to decide what to do with Terri’s van, Cameron suggested throwing it onto the Turnpike. This was rejected and eventually the group decided to get in and have Jane and Cameron push the van to the nearby Train Station. Terri called AAA to get her van towed, while the others to a NJ Transit train back to NYC.
The group then split up, Andromeda returning to her apartment with the laptop, while the others took the Subway to the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum. Jane made a few discreet calls and arranged for access to the museum. Looking around, the group found multiple explosive devices, designed to cause the building to implode at 8:00 AM the next morning.Jane contacted Detective Susan Ivanova to notify the NYPD, who arranged for the bomb squad. Susan told her she would handle it, for her and her associates to get out of there. Jane ended the conversation by telling her this was just the beginning, and shared the list of times.
Meanwhile, Andromeda returned to her apartment to find a trail of rose petals leading from the doorway to her bedroom. Lying on Andromeda’s bed, naked, unconscious, hog tied, and gagged, was Siobhan Chu. As Andromeda looked around, she was blasted with ice by Ellistrae, barely missing Andromeda. Ellistrae fired a second blast at Andromeda, injuring her wrist. Andromeda responded by activating her bracelets and attacked Ellistrae with The Spear of Athena, injuring. her. In response, Ellistrae pulled out a sword, causing Andromeda to realize she was outmatched, and fled, leaving Siobhan behind. Andromeda called Jane, and rather angrily told her about Ellistrae. Jane told Andromeda to meet the at the Shop Around The corner and shortly thereafter the group met up. Charles asked Andromeda what happened and Andromeda quickly explained what happened.
As a group, they went back to Andromeda’s apartment, where Siobhan was discovered, still alive and tied up, but no sign of Ellistrae or the laptop remaining. Andromeda immediately went to Siobhan, freeing her, covering her up, and holding her to her, recognizing that Siobhan had been given something to render her unconscious.
Wondering what had caused Ellistrae to become involved, Andromeda asked David about what Serena Elessidil did with The Ring of Oberon. V.S. deduced that Ellistrae could be taken by either Lady Lyla the Spring Lady, or the Autumn Lady, could perhaps override the Queen’s control over either Hand. Jane then shared Lady Layla’s price to Jane for the information she shared, was to kill The Leanansidhe with a poison she gave Jane.
Jane then shared the numbers she discovered, and Andromeda deduced that “350 5” was the address for The Empire State Building. Andromeda then used the water sprayer in her sink to Iris Message Hermes.. She quickly told him of Sisko’s death and the possibility of bombs in the Empire State Building. This caused the Olympians to disconnect Olympus from The Empire State Building, but does nothing for the innocents in the building.
Deciding they needed more information regarding the times, V.S. and Charles worked together to summon a loa spirit. Charles summoned up Ulsharavas, a loa Oracle Spirit, who, after a brief conversation, and the proper offerings of Whiskey and Tobacco, answered Charles question regarding the numbers – 8AM 9/11 Museum, 9AM- NYSE, 12PM -Central Park Main Lawn, 3PM-Empire State Building, 5PM Grand Central Station.
After learning this, Jane contacted Detective Ivanova again, requesting a face to face meeting, and at 1:30 AM, Susan Ivanova arrived at Andromeda’s apartment. Working with Susan, and wanting to keep things under wraps (preventing the National Guard from being called in) the group debated where to go themselves, and where to send the NYPD. Andromeda IM’s Chiron at Camp Halfblood who figured that the Camp could handle the Empire State Building. The group agreed to handle the main lawn at Central Park while the NYPD agreed to handle the NYSE and Grand Central Station.
Arriving in the Park, the group went to Aspen’s Tree, to see Aspen dancing in the moonlight. Giving her a new iPad purchased form the kiosk (vending machine) in Grand Central Station , the group asked for her assistance, and she told them that Rebecca Charles was not happy when she came by to pick up the briefcases and said Aspen ‘would get her cummupence when the others went off in the Park’. She then told them at Rebecca Charles and KARR were there now.
The group thanked her, and made their way towards the Main Lawn. As the group debated what to do with KARR, Cameron reached into Jane’s Messenger Bag and pulled out the Anti-Tank, tripod mounted, rocket launcher she had put in Jane’s Bag.
Cameron then told the group that she detected KARR, at the edge of her sensors. As they moved closer, KARR sped away. The group, with the assistance of Cameron’s scans, located Rebecca Charles, hiding near a tree, her right leg broken. “I’m not getting paid enough for this. Fine, you guys get me Medical assistance and let me go, and I’ll tell you everything I know.” The group agreed to Rebecca’s offer, and she told them about the dirty Nuke that was buried beneath the ground, as well as how she communicated with Adrika via Galaxy of Starcraft.
Jane called an ambulance for Rebecca as the group debated how to being the bomb to the surface. After David 9in panther form) and Andromeda (with a shovel from Jane’s bag) began digging, Charles eventually summoned spectral diggers to help.
Once the bomb was revealed, David disarmed the traps and the bomb, and Jane contacted a friend of hers at Homeland Security, Agent Daniel Harrison. Agent Harrison, after arriving on the scene, called in a team to deal with the weapon, even as he recognized Andromeda.
V.S. and Cameron then returned to The Flame, V.S. needing sleep. Cameron promised the group she would use Rebecca’s information to contact Adrika via GOS at the appointed time, and see what she could learn.
Meanwhile, the rest departed for Grand central Station, where they encountered Captain Elissa Mazza in charge of the scene. A quicjk discussion revealed that the NYPD had yet to discover what was at Grad Central, though they had neutralized a bio-agent at the Stock Exchange. More discussion ensued before the group ventured to a recently arrived train that was schedule to depart the next evening for Cincinnati, suspecting that the means of attack at Grand Central might be on one of the trains.
(The Session ended here)