The New Order Rises

Not All Is As It Seems

Gaming Session February 25th

Recap of last session: The champion of the Spring Court had set fire to Louis Armstrong Park, along with a super cell storm in a battle with the Fomori. There was a bomb detonated inside of the Mikelia Jackson theater, damaging the stage but leaving the structure standing. Rescued from the park was the woman hostage, Cheryl Drake, who also happens to be a dragon.

Aiden and Lily are examine the shackles binding Cheryl’s wrists. First Lily Marie asks if she would like a drink. Lily fetches whisky for Cheryl. They ask if there is anyone we could contact for her? Cheryl doesn’t want them to contact anyone, she says she is on the outs with her family. Aiden knows that dragons are sources of great power, and any ritual sacrifice involving dragon sacrifice would yield massive results, a blood rite. Aiden asks how she was captured. She replies that it was at a party, and she was drugged and had no idea who or what had captured her.

Cheryl looks very wide eyed and innocent. It is established that Cheryl is still under the influences of whatever drug or spell was used to subdue her. Aiden sets up a biomancy ritual to determine what is effecting her and how to neutralize it.

It appears that she is wrapped in viridescent purple vines which are growing out of the shackles. The vines appear to be draining her mana, similar to a red court vampire on a human. Lily explains the situation to Cheryl. Aiden attempts to prune the hedges, allowing Cheryl to become more lucid. Aiden’s staff throbs with power that he barely is able to contain with the difficulty of the spell. The shackle vanish, as do all the vining. Lily Marie sees Cheryl’s eyes turn liquid gold as if lit from behind.

Collin sits bolt upright in bed, aware that something just happened.

Cheryl narrows her eyes and asks what she is doing here. Lily Marie and Aiden explain what Cheryl had been through. Cheryl explains she is from Ethrigar and that she was attacked by the Deep Ones. Collin arrives with Gae Assail. Cheryl appears to sit up and grow six inches as her enters. She appears to recognize the spear and does not like it, nor it’s wielder. Aiden smudges the circle to release Cheryl. She realizes she is on neutral territory. She stands, and the sheet transforms into a chain mail gown, while moving towards the door. Lily escorts her downstairs and offers her refreshments.

Tony walks into the bar and Lily catches his eye, raising her eyebrows. Tony grabs Aiden and drags him off into the kitchen, asking him what in the world he did and why Cheryl is walking around. Tony head butts Aiden before launching him out of the kitchen.

Lily brings over a bottle of Jamison’s and glasses. Cheryl speaks with Lily about her capture. Collin asks where Ethrigar is, to which she supplies a quip about his being e wielder of the spear and not knowing the answer to that question. Druidic knowledge allows Aiden to explain to the party, around the bag of ice on his face, that it is one of the draconic fiefs in the Nevernever, which owns fealty to Ferrovax. Ferrovax is a baron who reports to Cheryl’s father.

Tony’s phone rings and he walks outside to answer it. He speaks with Father Christiano who wishes to know more about the reports of a terrorist bombing and unnatural phenomenon at the Andrew Jackson Park.

Three men in SaS relaxed outfits exit a black sedan after pulling up at the Neutral Ground, escort two other individuals, one male and one female, in turtlenecks with sport coats. They enter the bar and notice Collin, at which point they invoke the accords to reclaim the property which was stolen from them. The claim to invoke them by the name of the Old one who sat at the table when they were signed.

Cheryl steps out and challenges them to take her back if they can. The formori back out the bar and leave again. The sound of two doors closing and the car pulling away can be heard. Tony goes upstairs and watches for a time until he notices three silhouettes watching the bar. Tony suggests Aiden and Collin go out to sniff out the three watching the bar while in disguise.

There is one individual at the end of the alleyway leading from the back of the bar who smells of Formor. Aiden and Collin continue to look in the area for potential Formor agents, with Collin’s nose leading the way. The two discover approximately a baker’s dozen Formori posted around the Neutral Ground. Also, Aiden notices that some of the shadowy people are breaking away from their posts and following them. There are about four people following Aiden and Collin. While trying to act nonchalant, Aiden lets the Formori know he noticed them. Six Formor begin to move purposely toward Aiden and Collin to flank them.

In dog form, Collin growls at the approaching Formori, terrifying the mundanes around him. The Formori, however, pull out guns. Collin and Aiden and begin to run toward the Neutral Ground, but two Formori block their way. Tony, from a second story window in the Neutral Ground takes out one of the attackers with a head shot. The remaining Formor fires at Collin, hitting him and hobbling his left foreleg. Collin tackles the Formor, knocking it to the ground and continues into the pub with Aiden.

Now in the courtyard of the pub, Collin becomes human again. He and Aiden stop to notice that they are not being followed because Tony has laid down cover fire. The Formori begin to retreat as sirens are heard in the background. Collin then decides to revert back to his dog form, for ease of explanation. Cops rush onto the scene, securing it and examining the dead body. Tony recognizes his cousin Vinnie amongst the officers.

The police begin to interrogate Lily who explains that Aiden was walking his dog when he was caught up in a mugging gone wrong. She tells the police that the dog was shot in the scuffle and needs medical attention. The police call for a vet while they take everyone’s statements. Lily flirts/bribes/charms/seduces the NOPD officers to distract them from Aiden’s social ineptitude. The officers leave them be for the moment. Tony chats with Vinnie, who tells him about the terrorist attack on the Mahalia Jackson, hinting that the police have no idea what is going on. Vinnie, noticing Collin, begins to call dispatch, but Aiden hexes his radio and all the other radios in the area…and Tony’s phone again. The medics arrive and remove the body, and everything is wrapped up in about thirty minutes.

The police, EMS, and animal control finally depart the scene, and the group retires into the Neutral Ground for the evening. Lily, dragging Aiden and Collin into the bar, demands to know what happened. While Aiden is giving his explanation, Ramirez calls. Lily brings Ramirez up to speed. In the process, the White Council is made aware of Collin and his position in the Spring Court. After Aiden and Lily tell Ramirez that the Council has become involved due to their investigation, they are given the green light to continue.

Cheryl is invited to stay at the Neutral Ground and accepts. Tony leaves to get a new phone and go home to rest. Aiden goes home to speak with Sandy. Everyone returns to their respective domiciles for the night to sleep safely.

When Tony returns home, he finds Father Christiano there waiting for him. He speaks to Tony about a supernatural presence in the city that has become a problem. The Father brings up the event that occurred in at the theatre, and he tells Tony that the problem must be eliminated. When Tony asks if the Father has any leads, the priest hands him a crucifix, telling him to “Trust in the Lord.” Father Christiano leaves, and Tony realizes that the cross is the Cross of St. Christopher. The cross was constructed by the Ordo Maleous.

During the slumber party, Lily discovers that Cheryl is a runaway…a teenage runaway. Cheryl tells Lily that dragons have even stricter familial ties, and that the act of harboring her is very bad.

Our heroes gather downstairs in the Neutral Grounds, discussing the night’s events over coffee while Niki cleans and prepares the bar for the day and Malik is cooking. Lily shared everything she had learned about the Draconic society and Cheryl’s part in it. Tony shares nothing and the rest of the party did not discover anything new or relevant.

They have had some aid from the Summer and Winter courts. Aiden realizes that there is something different about Tony. Several plans were discussed and quickly discarded, some of which offered either Colin or Cheryl as bait to lure the Femori out.

Aiden and Lily hop into her pickup truck to meet Wizard Rhodes at Loyola University. They pass three police cars zoom past going the opposite direction.

Back at the bar, the police arrive with a search warrant, looking for a large dog that fits the description of a dog that attacked a police officer a few days ago. Niki let’s them in, and they depart after not finding anything.

Arriving at Loyola, Aiden and Lily meet Wizard Rhodes at his office. Rhodes asks for their swords and examines Lily’s closely. He asks about the previous owner of the sword. Lily explains that Warden Quinn came from a long line of Wardens, and that this sword is a badge to their family as much as the gray wizards cloak. When Wizard Quinn died, she was the last Warden in her family and chose Lily as her heir and kin. Wizard Quinn used her death curse to empower it. (see item sheet)

Turning to Wizard Roundtree, Rhodes explains that they must now bond him to his blade. Upon entering the laboratory, they see three concentric circles placed in the slate floor. They old wizard directs Aiden to stand in the center of the circle and hold his sword. Rhodes uses blood to close the three circles and takes up his staff to begin the rite. Trembling and grimacing, Aiden appears to be experiencing some moderate discomfort. As the rite comes to a close, Aiden falls to his knees and the sword clatters to the ground. He holds his hands up and bloods seeps out to pool on the floor. His hands are lacerated badly. Wizard Rhodes shows concern for Aiden’s wounds, and explains that a wizard’s blood is forged into the sword. The old wizard binds his wounds as he explains that it will now perform as intended as a warden’s sword.

Before they leave, the old wizard asks them if they know anything about the large magical rite performed yesterday. It appears that it was a gateway ritual to open a gate beyond the Nevernever, to the Outside where the Elder gods dwell. There is a cabinet in the laboratory about the size of a gun case that seems out is place. Rhodes seems nervous about the Warden’s interest in the piece of furniture. Upon Lily asking about it’s contents, he replies that it only contains items her has been experimenting on. Lily asks him to open the cabinet.

Upon doing so reluctantly, he turns and speaks a word. Lily is stunned, but recovers quickly. She raises her sword and slashes out at the old wizard. Rhodes staggers into the cabinet, knocked off balance, and recovers to grab two swords out of the cabinet. Aiden swings his sword at Rhode’s ankles from his position on the floor, grazing him. Lily takes a vial from her pocket and quickly downs the contents, disappearing from view. Rhodes takes both swords and swings them wildly, advancing into the room. Aiden arises from the floor and yells for Rhodes to stand down. Rhodes turns to look at Aiden, and Lily slashes her sword across his back. As he spins around, swinging his swords wildly, they see blood seeping from the wound. Like parries his move easily. Aiden throws himself at Rhodes, but flies past him and drags Lily to the floor.

Wizard Rhodes escapes from the room. Lily chases him down the hall, still invisible, while Aiden staggers behind. Lily manages to keep her feet and not hurt anyone. Rhodes hits the end of the hallway and spins in front of the doors, crossing the swords at him. Aiden hits the fire alarm, which turns on the sprinkler system. Water pours down, dispelling all magic. Lily becomes visible and Rhodes appears to deflate. Lily charges down the hall, running him through the thigh. Rhodes sinks to the floor, nailed to the floor. Lily shoves the heal potion down his throat, before reaching into her pants for a roll of duct tape.

Two security guards barge into the hall, tazers ready, and yelling for them to freeze. Collin storms through the door and smashes the two security guards heads together, inadvertently killing them instantly. Collin throws Rhodes over his shoulder and they bolt back to the laboratory. Lily fills the duffel bag with the swords from the cabinet before quickly scanning the lab for anything useful. Lily finds a bunch of journals, amulets and maps of the city, which she scoops into the bag. The three head out the back, and they see a couple of security guards running towards the building. Aiden throws up a veil around them, obscuring them from view and they make their escape to the truck.

As they are returning to the bar with Colin in the back of the truck, a New Orleans police car turns and follows them. Colin leaps out of the back of the truck, running towards and over the police car before racing off. Lily glamours the back of the truck to look empty. The cop walks up and asks Aiden if he is Aiden Roundtree, to which he replies that he is Aiden Carmichael. He explains to the police how he accidentally cut himself while training with swords. Lily charms the police and they leave them with a warning.

They make it back to the Neutral Grounds. Aiden scans through the journals, which look to involve dark, even Kemlarian magic. They fill Tony in on the situation. Lily makes a call to the White Council and fills Ramirez in on the current situation. Ramirez tells them to be in Edinburgh tomorrow morning, with Rhodes and all the evidence. Ramirez tells them that some cleaners will be contacted to handle the situation at Loyola. Niki tends to Aiden’s wounds.

In a few hours the Femori’s 24 hour deadline will be up…

The House is on Fire
Party in the park with fireworks

Gaming Session 09/18/11

We find our intrepid heroes attempting to gather information regarding the Formori using their various channels. Night has fallen upon the Fat City and with it the local crowd is filtering in to The Neutral Ground, including some people who appear to not get out very much during the day. Danielle Dracos, Voodoo Priestess Renata Devilbliss, Frankie Mahoney, and Raison LeCuyer are among the regulars who come in to the bar.

There are many conversations going on regarding the warehouse fire last night and the consequential investigation into some possible white slavery racquet. Apparently, there is some concern among the movers and shakers in the city that things might be getting slightly out of hand. There are even some rumblings about a possible magical gang war going on.

Mike Paris, an EMT with the NOLA EMT service who is savvy to the supernatural world, responded last night to some kind of gang incident in the Garden District. He is sitting at one of the central tables by the fire and is relating the experience of some gangbanger managing to get his arm blown off who claimed someone threw a fireball on him.

Aiden comes in from working in the courtyard, to recognize Wizard Terrance Rhodes sitting at one of the tables near the fireplace. Wizard Rhodes has been with the White Council for many years. He recently moved to NOLA and teaches at Loyola. He at one time was Anastacia Luccia’s apprentice. There is a rumor going around that he has been working on a technique to be able to create new Warden’s swords.

Aiden and Rhodes strike up a friendly conversation, and Rhodes reveals that he has developed a technique for reassigning Warden swords to new Wardens. Lily Marie overhears their conversation as she drops off their drinks. The three Wizards of the White Council are being observed closely by Frankie Mahoney. Tony gives him the stink eye and successfully intimidates him to move off to get a drink from the bar from Nikki.

While passing out drinks, Lily Marie hears that there are some strange goings on over by the Mahalia Jackson Center.

Wizard Rhodes asks about the Fey that surround Aiden. While they are discussing the Fey Collin comes over to deliver food and Rhodes captures him in a Soul Gaze. Rhodes calls over Wizard Lafitte. Rhodes learns that both Lily and Aiden have been recently made Wardens of the White Council. He asks if they are aware of the Warlock who attacked a man in the Irish Channel (also called the second Ward) last night. After discussing how there are investigating events in New Orleans, and he offers to research the Formori for them.

Aiden and Lily Marie make an appointment to meet Wizard Rhodes at his office at Loyola on Wednesday to attune their swords. On his way out, Rhodes is almost run over by Carol and Meryll, the two Unseelie Winter satyrs, returning from their investigation. Tony chastises them for barging over Rhodes, which vexes the satyrs. Collin attempts to step in by reprimanding them as Champion of the Spring Court, which works for the moment. The satyrs share that the Formori have made a park to the North their base, and the Formori are surrounded by water. They have nests spread throughout the park, including several Shaman. It sounds like it might be the Louis Armstrong Park and the Mahalia Jackson Center in specific.

Collin called in Glimmer, and managed to call in a hoard of Faerie folk from the Summer Court into the bar. As the temperature rapidly rises, Collin directs them out into the courtyard, narrowly avoiding the fire risk. Collin attempts to drag Aiden with him. Lily calls after him to determine where they are going, before chasing after them waving a bar towel angrily. The Fey and Wardens convene in the courtyard for a strategy meeting. Tony manages to show up in the doorway without being noticed, and offers to make a call to turn off the fountains in the park.

Aiden attempts to employ the fire fey to setting the Formori nests on fire. Tony comments that bringing fire mayhem on a public park filled with mortals and Formori might not be the best battle plan. Collin replies that an invested mortal interest would chase the Formori out of there. At which point, the pixies took off for the Park. While Aiden and Lily attempt to calm themselves down enough to fix this, the fey bring Aiden his cloak and sword. Lily yells for Nikki to toss her the cloak and sword behind the bar and rushes off to play damage control.

Collin runs down the street after the Fey while Lily hails a horse-drawn cab to take them to Louis Armstrong Park. Collin arrives first, seeing the fey setting trees on fire, and the Formori returning fire, using shoulder mounted weapons which blow holes in the fire-fairies. Collin invokes Gale Force Winds, using sponsored Seelie magic. The Park is now pretty much a raging inferno in the middle of a gale-force wind. Tony and Aiden see a raging inferno rise from the Park, causing Aiden to loose control, hexing the lights and electronics in the immediate area.

When Aiden, Tony and Lily arrive, Colin is surrounded by two-dozen Formori and is covered with green oily acid. He is obviously injured and in trouble. Lily Marie takes up her Water Evocation and pulls the water from the nearby pond into the air. The water mixes with the wind creating a hurricane-like storm to put out the fires. Lily Marie squeals in pain and is knocked unceremoniously on her ass. Tony pulls an automatic weapon out of a briefcase and very smoothly opens up fire on the Formori surrounding Colin, taking out six in his first burst. Aiden invokes the Earth, causing the earth to rise so quickly that it tosses the Formori high into the air. Lily grunts in pain as the ground slams her in the back where she is lying. Tony manages to keep sites on the Formori while they are flying through the air. Colin is recovering quickly from his close encounter of the acidic kind. The Formori land scattered throughout the park on their backs.
Collin begins running around in a battle fever, swinging his spear and taking out ten of the Formori. Lily gets up and digs in her cargo pants to find a healing potion, quaffing it and pausing to catch her breath. Tony paused firing to avoid hitting Collin, looking around to find potential targets. Aiden invokes the Sight to see if he can find the Shamans and any other beings. There are three knots of energy over by the Mahalia Jackson Center.

Collin continues his battle fury, taking out three more Formori. Lily Marie unsheathes her sword and leaps into the fray behind Collin. Unlike Colin’s suave swordsmanship, Lily only looks like she knows which end is the pointy one. Tony is waiting for the next target to present itself. Aiden grabs Tony and heads towards the Mahalia Jackson Center to try and take out the Shaman.

Collin managed to take out the remaining five Formori. The immediate area appears clear. Lily Marie takes out after Tony and Aiden. Tony attempts to see into the second floor of the Center but the windows are fogged up, so he attempts the first floor doors. Aiden stealthily slinks up the stairs to try and enter on the second floor.

Collin finds Meryl in what appears to be a bone bear trap made from a fish’s mouth. Carol is laying about ten feet away from her and is not moving a whole lot. Collin attempts to open the trap, but only causes Meryl pain enough to cause her to pass out. Lily Marie goes down the stair to enter on the first floor behind Tony. Tony moves quietly through the darkness with Lily Marie not far upon his heels. Aiden attempts to sneak down the aisle of the theater but managed to run into some boxes, making noise.

Collin intimidates the Elvin archer Aeowyn into helping Meryl out of the bear trap. Lily continues to follow Tony, as Tony cautiously opens one door of the auditorium, leading with the barrel of the gun. Tony sees three large beastly creatures that appear to be a cross between a fish and an alligator, the shaman Formori. There is an altar on stage with three braziers on it. The three shaman surround the altar, chanting a ritual. Three Fomori warriors are spread around with weapons. Tony takes a bead on the first shaman. Aiden, having tripped on the boxes, is facing a Formori coming out of the doors of the auditorium. Aiden calls upon the Wind to throw the Formori back through the doors, down the aisle and onto the stage.

Collin calls down lightening from the staff, blowing up the altar and anything upon it. Lily Marie is not affected by the lightening strike, but when she tries to pull down lightening on the shaman, her spell fizzles. Tony reacquires his aim on the first shaman and takes him down with a headshot. Amazingly, he isn’t quite dead…yet. Aiden directs Collin’s berserker rage at the stage and Collin takes off running for the center of the auditorium.

Collin rushes the stage, leaping naked and furious through the air to get to the stage. Lily Marie calls down lightening, successfully this time, and catches all of the Formori on the stage on fire, and killing all of the warrior Formori. The first shaman who had the hole in his head is now dead. Tony takes a bead on the second shaman and takes him out. Aiden calls a controlled blast of wind at Collins heel, causing him to spin out of control towards the stage. Collin hits the stage with his head, passing out.

Lily Marie leaps onto the stage, splitting the last shaman in half with her sword while screaming cliché movie lines. There is a woman chained to the altar, unclothed but apparently completely unscathed despite the lightening that hit the altar. Tony hears sirens as he approaches the woman on the altar. Tony wraps her in part of a smoldering curtain and tosses her over his shoulder. Lily Marie helps Tony struggle out the auditorium with the naked, unconscious woman. Sandra and Aiden manage to pick up Collin and drag him out of the back door.

Out back is an unmarked white van with that the Formori had been using, and the keys just happened to be still in. Tony helps pile everyone in and then gets behind the wheel to drive everyone home. On the ride back home, the captive awakens. Cheryl Drake introduces herself and asks after the White Witch. Based on observed phenomenon, Aiden realizes she is of Draconic origin.

Once he drops them off at the bar, he leaves the van with someone who handles making cars clean and disappear.

They escort Cheryl upstairs to one of the guest rooms. Collin is passed out in his room. After examine the shackles, Lily Marie finds that there is an enchantment on them that would take a crafting ritual to remove. Aiden sends Sandy off to check on the status of the Fey before heading upstairs to look at the shackles.

Major Milestone

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Meeting the Players
Who's watching the watchers

3 years since Changes and the death of Ena

Collin – bounce and serve at Neutral Ground; 2 other employees- cook and server

Lily and Aiden made Wardens by Ramirez and Lucia.

Ectomancer and fish-man

Accorded neutral grounds – threshold and protective magics-must be invited in to upstairs; minor threshold downstairs?

Males with turtlenecks, smell of fish, “cold fish emotionally”. Don’t pay attention to male or female dancers. Regular supernatural customers have been disappearing.

Fate Points: 1
Billy and Sandra, minor talents, psychometers. Sandra gone missing from Jackson Square this morning. Street performer, money was not taken.
Thaumaturgy – tracing cloud on personal item (role of 12)
Double rainbow pointing the way towards the river
Tony has a car: Lexus
Warehouse by the river. Major wards.
Threw up a veil on the car, which went poof. Collin takes out turtleneck on roof but gets their attention and we drop the veil.
Collin leaps into the trapdoor. Misses the catwalk but grasps it.
Lily blasts the doors open with lightening using her sword as a focus item.
Tony goes onto the roof after the gunshots, grabs weapon from down turtleneck.
Aiden stands less than menacingly in the doorway and “You’ve seen what we can do to a metal door, do you really want to try us?”
Collin jumps down and 8 bad guys open up on him with various automatic weapons but he manages to dodge.
Tony comes running over and looks down through the trapdoor. Sees 2 other turtlenecks by a cage with people in it. Tony fires on three on the catwalk, two fall off, one hangs on.
One falls onto Collins spear and gets stuck. Collin gets wounded, again, taking out one of his hands. Flings the body at one of the ones shooting at him and takes him.
Aiden blows two away.
Taken out: 5, left with 5: 2 in the center of the room, one on the catwalk, 2 by the cage. And the room goes dark.
Lily casts lightening towards the catwalk. Lightening comes down through the trapdoor and grounds through all of the metal in the room taking out the guy on the catwalk. Tony dodges the lightening but is immobilized temporarily.
Aiden blasts again and takes out at least one guy.
Collin attacks the darkness and hits a metal object.
Lily gets a headache, giving her two more mental stress points. She tosses out a light potion/item lighting the room. Two turtlenecks by cage, which Collin ran into.
Aiden attempts to trap/immobilize the last turtleneck, but he dodged. Collin took off his head. All bad=dead. Combat ends.
Release people in the cage, return Sandra to her brother and question the captives to learn what we may.
Examine the turtlenecks covered gills on the neck. Bleed green, webbed fingers.
All captives were minor talents, not there long and didn’t know why they were taken.

Trouble Brews

Three of the captive are not human, all are minor talents and young street kids but share no other characteristics. Billy’s sister has a greenish tinge to her hair.

Aiden and Collin stuff the fish bodies in to a crate and Collin veils the smell, while Lily shuffles the captives out the back door. All three run out the back door.

Tony manages to convince one of the responding officers, his cousin, that he was responding to a burglar alarm on the warehouse where his family has interest.

Collin manages to disappear and get the captives away while Lily and Aiden are questioned by two police officers. One recognizes Aiden but does not believe his excuse for being there. The second officer tries to call in for back up but the radio is hexed from being close to two mages. The second officer goes around to the front to call in back up.

The first officer pats down Lily Marie and removes her sword while Collin undresses in the shadows. Lily attempts to kick the police officer but he knocks her to the ground. Colin has transformed into an Irish wolfhound. Aiden shoves the police officer into the wall and takes a little backlash, getting a splitting headache and double vision.

Collin pounces on the police officer and knocks him down. Lily attempts to call lightening but it fizzles. Colin grapples with the officer and grabs his wrist. Lily and Aiden attempt to run away. The first officer comes back when the officer begins screaming. Aiden and Lily manage to get away, and Collin manages to dodge the bullets shot at him by the first officer and runs away.

Some of the young folk that we helped escape help Aiden, Colin and Lily to escape. As Aiden and Lily are stumbling through the Garden District, a police cruiser stops them. After determining their are intoxicated and walking home from a party, he offers to drive them home.

The warehouse is being secured, and the sword is taken into evidence.

Lily and Aiden hex the cop car which hits a tree. The police officer let’s them out of the car and Aiden offers to take a look at his wounds. The locals are hitting on Lily and gathering into an unruly crowd. Lily manages to distract and distract most of the crowd while Aiden takes officer off to a closely B&B. Aiden gets the officers card and promises to vouch for him to his CO. Aiden comes back and sees Lily being carted off by a three of the locals.

After exchanging words Aiden threatens to light him on fire with his brain. He casts and catches the guys sleeve in fire of the arm holding the gun. He drops the gun, Lily throws herself behind someone. Aiden get grazed by one of the bullets. The gun explodes and shrapnel gets the three locals. As this is occurring, Tony drives up in a rental car. The gunman’s arm us ruined. Tony calls in an ambulance anonymously and they head back to the neutral ground.

Back at the bar, Colin and Aiden discussed what the crate contain that they had gashed the bodies in and it contained a Howitzer.

Sleep and reset.

Tony-goes and engages in damage control, using a Legendary Contact gets the crate shipped off by the Venatori. Went home to get some sleep.

Colin-attempts to contact the Faerie Realm and got the genius locai of the French Quarter regarding the fish people and receives some information

Aiden-is sleeping it off and feeling bad for being a bad bad druid, plants some trees in reparation. Goes back to City Park and finds out Sandra is a dryad and there are faerie folk living in the Park. They are being asked to swear allegiance to the Fomori.

Lily-writes up report to Lucia and works on brewing potions and getting a new wardrobe. Light potion, obfuscating potion, healing potion, and a glamour potion. Stocks her bag with a change of clothes, flares, chalk, a fishing kit, duct tape, salt, cornmeal. Worked on getting her ’54 Ford truck. Leather boots with boot knife. Cargo pants? White tank top stays.

Dinner party called at Aidens house. Discussed missing persons/faeiries.

Meanwhile, back at the bar, the bar fills as the sun goes down with the dinner rush. Lily is distracted taking care if customers. There is a run on wines. The clientele appear to be from e SCA in authentic and all silk. It appears that two courts of the fae are attending the bar tonight, the Winter and Summer colors. Each group is clustered around a single young lady.

Lily warns Tony not to speak with or offer/accept anything from either groups. She addresses both courts simultaneously, thanking them for their patronage and asking for their desire. Mave and Lily both ask for mead. Mave asks for the Spring Champion. Lily figures out they mean Collin and calls him on his cell phone. Collin uses his inhuman speed to make it there quickly.

Aiden uses tree walking to open a portal to transport to the courtyard outside of the Neutral Ground. The Winter Lady shoots at wizards, but Aiden graciously is polite. The summer and winter ladies trade a few quips but Lady Lily reminds them of the neutral grounds.

Collin finally arrives, his spear on full display and addresses the princesses cordially. They ask what he is going to do about the attacks on their courts. He shares the information that the Genius Locai shared that the attacks were perpetrated by the Fomori. Mave notices the Fai gathered around the Druid Aiden, and asks about his involvement with them, asking if the White Council is now offering protection to e orphaned Fae. Collin slams the spear against the ground causing a strong peal of thunder and getting everyone’s attention. Mave offers the assistance of two of her court, young winter satyrs. Summer, not to be undone, offers Collin his pick of three of her court for assistance. Collin asks for an elven archer, a cob, and the summer lady herself.

The winter lady makes a quip which Aiden returns, and the winter lady storms out along with her court. The summer lady cannot accompany them without dishonoring the winter court as well. In her stead she sends Glimmer, a pixie. The summer court leave.

The two satyrs offer to find the Fomori and leave. Lily slink off into the back to call Anastasia Lucio to update her on what just happened and to ask her if the council wants her to assist. Ramirez advises her to duck and cover, and to limit insults to the courts. Tony calls the Venatori to inform them of the situation.

Collin has the cob work on the plumbing of the bar. The orphan fae offer to assist if Aiden is with them. They go into the courtyard and find that Mave brought Winter to the court. Aiden and the fae work to restore the plants.

Lily fills in Tony on the fae.

Collin goes to get his Spring Court gear from his apartment above the bar.

Tony gets a call from Vincent, asking about the weapons found in the warehouse. Tony gets him to bring the sword back from CSI. Vincent asks for help or information regarding the runaways, missing street kids and weapons. Vincent wondered if perhaps a slave trade might be going on and let’s Tony know that one of the Carmichael’s was running around the warehouse with Tony’s “stripper friend”.

Discuss the Femori weaknesses, strengths, numbers, locations, etc.


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