The group rendezvoused at The Flame of Knowledge. In transit, Andromeda tried reaching her father’s cell, and it went directly to voice mail. She left a message, “You said you would call when you landed. Where are you?”.
Later, Andromeda’s cell phone began to ring, and she went downstairs to take the message. It was her father, apparently at some club, he apologized for not calling sooner, saying he met a woman on the plane and was spending time with her. She identified the location as Studio 54, based on the type of music and the DJ announcement in the background. Andromeda shared this information with the group. At this point, Terri mentioned that she might be able to contact Robert Howe, and see if he could shed light on the ‘Daddy Situation’ and also to see if perhaps his connections might help the group find Lazarus Jacobs. Andromeda mentioned that Robert Howe was a famous Talent Agent and Defense Attorney as well as the Agent of her now deceased fiancé.
After Andromeda made a quick change of clothes, followed by Charles and Jane, the group went to Studio 54, the crowd still present even at 11:45 PM. Terri was let in when she showed her VIP Pass, and Andromeda convinced the bouncer to let Charles in (Jane got in as Andromeda’s guest without a problem). The group checked their coats, then entered the dance floor. A few photographers took pictures of Andromeda and her entourage as Terri confirmed that Robert Howe was in Studio. Looking around, Jane spotted Jason Spiradakos, Andromeda’s father,
sitting with a young woman, that Charles identified as Siobhan Chu, a wizard of Charles’ acquaintance.
Shortly thereafter, a second woman approached Jason.
Jason rose and held a drink out to her. She noticed Siobhan, stared daggers at her, and she turned around and headed up to the Balcony. Andromeda and Charles made their way to the bar as Terri and Jane went off to the booth where Robert Howe was sitting. Jason mentioned that his girl had left him and went back up without him. He left in a huff and disappointment. Siobhan identified the woman asJessica Brown, the last remnant of Ishtar, Babylonian Goddess of ‘Love’ and a known hitwoman, who Siobhan saw talking with Lazarus Jacobs three nights ago. She mentioned having crossed paths with Jessica and knew Lazarus’ reputation. She then shared information on Lazarus – fairly basic, stuff the group already knew, then departed. Andromeda then discovered that Siobhan had evidently left a contact number under Andromeda’s glass, which prompted Andromeda to seek personal information on Siobhan from Charles.
Meanwhile, Terri and Jane spoke with Robert Howe. Terri told him that she was amicable to exploring a professional relationship, but that she needed to start it with a request. Robert’s response was, “the fee would of course depend on what the request was.” Robert interrupted Terri, to have two of his female siblings, escort two Hellmouth Vampires, who somehow got into Studio, out of the club.
Terri then began spilling all information about The Master, to Robert. This included the reason for David Stutler’s murder. She told him about Lazarus’ request to kill Connor Macleod. Mentioned Lazarus has a vendetta with Connor, as well as some of Connor’s associates – Alaska Vanderbilt, Warden Alfred Newcastle, Thor Mjolnirson, who are also former associates of Lazarus’. She also mentioned that Joseph Hobbes, nee Wraith, was in town.
Robert said he could probably look into finding Lazarus, but that it would take some time. He also told Terri from the situation she described, that Saundra Smythe was probably sent to spy on Lazarus for Escobado and that also, from what she described, Saundra was acting very out of type for the Saundra Smythe he had heard of, and that the group might be interested in speaking with her, because he knows she is fiercely loyal to Escobado.
The group reunited at the door, and left Studio. The group then returned to The Flame. Upon their return, V.S. kindly asked his compatriots to remove Saundra’s arm from his refrigerator. Terri then mentioned that Saundra may not be the enemy they thought she was. Terri mentioned she is at war within herself between the “I WANT HER DEAD side vs. the She may not be an enemy”. Terri then tried to convince the group that Robert’s information could be trusted, that he “spoke the truth as he knew it”. Charles was adamant that he would not work with the White Court, that he could not see any good coming from their kind. As the group voiced their concerns about Howe’s information, Terri assured them that the risk was all hers. In return, Terri emphasized her reluctance to work with Lucky Lucciano. Jane expressed her astonishment that Terri was willing to work more with the one who would eat her rather than the one who would bully her. A discussion ensued debating The Mob vs The White Court and who was riskier to deal with. This discussion wound down and Terri shared the information she got from Robert. Andromeda pointed out that continuously meeting at The Flame puts it and V.S. at risk, and meeting somewhere else some might be more effective, recommending The Shop Around The Corner. The group then debated this possibility as well.
The group then discussed possibilities of protection for their loved ones. Jane assured Andromeda that she was going to look into special protection for Jason Spiridakos. Terri pointed out that their best means of protecting their loved ones is to make Lazarus a pile of Ash. The group then arranged to meet at Andromeda’s new apartment the next morning (11 AM). Jane made arrangements with The Agency to put a watch on Andromeda’s father. Terri logged onto her system, logged onto the AIM website, creating an account under the name ‘SNOCONE’ and left a message for Scope, “Please contact me at your earliest convenience. A mutual acquaintance has suggested we may not truly be at odds and would like to discuss the possibilities. As a gesture of goodwill, I would like to offer you something that you are missing. If this is agreeable to you, please contact me here.”
The next morning, the group rendezvoused at Andromeda’s penthouse, Terri bringing coffee and food. Not having many leads or options, the group split up and decided to keep in communication, notifying everyone if someone learns something. As the group was separating, Andromeda recalled they could track down Jessica Brown, and offered to see what she could come up with.
Charles returned to his home and contacted Dr Patricia Fairlane, and arranged a meeting with her at her office at the Museum of Natural History at 2PM. Andromeda did a search and found a secreted website for Jessica Brown, with a means of contacting her as well as her rates (minimum 1 Million Dollars). Andromeda left her a message to contact her via a new Hotmail account. Andromeda also found the general documents – Drivers License, etc.
Andromeda then called Siobhan, arranging a date for the two of them at a small bistro in Greenwich Village, for Friday at 6 PM.
Jane decided to enjoy the afternoon, going to have lunch off the park and then went to the movies.
Terri pounded the pavement, looking for information from her more generic contacts. Terri then contacted Dragonfly and met with her at Dragonflys Gentlemans Club. After getting a hug from Dragonfly, she gave her a short synopsis of everything, and when Terri mentioned that she was wrong and Dragonfly was right, Dragonfly walked to her calendar and circled it, declaring it as “Terri Foster is Wrong Day”. As Terri mentioned that she was looking for Saundra Smythe, Dragonfly mentioned she was in the club, trying to negotiate with one of the girls to get her arm back. Terri asked if she could arrange a meeting. 10 minutes later, Saundra entered the office and Terri mentioned that they might not be enemies like they expected. Saundra mentioned that she knows Lazarus has left town, has operatives watching the ‘targets’ and other operatives looking for the group. She knew of three, Jessica Brown, a ghoul named The Tigress, and a CIA built android-assassin (with a technology that makes it immune to a Wizards Hexing capability). She mentioned that they might look for Lazarus at one of the Casino’s in Atlantic City. She then went and brought the arm back. Dragonfly and Terri arranged a ‘date’ at the opening of ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ (3/22/13), to mess with Summer’s plans to toy with those attending.
At 2PM, Charles met with Dr. Patricia Fairlane. After discussing her recent discover of Rameses II’s tomb and the mummies of Rameses II and Queen Nefretiri, He briefly told her about Lazarus and the threats against his family. He requested her help and she offered the protection of her home and made arrangements for Siobhan to watch over them. Charles then made sure his relatives were safely ensconced behind Patricia’s wards (and her temple dog). He then headed back to New York.
Terri contacted the group and made arrangements to meet up at The Golden Dragon at 7 PM.
(The Session Ended Here)
(Everyone gets a Minor Milestone)