Death is only the Beginning

Session 12: Mages at Last
Session 12: Mages at Last

These are my (Michael’s) session notes.

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Session 11: Aftermath and Repercussions
Session 11: Aftermath and Repercussions

These are my (Michael’s) session notes.

This will be this upcoming weeks session

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Session 10: Kindred Court Part II + Post
Session 10: Kindred Court Part II + Post

These are my (Michael’s) session notes.

I’ll fill this out soon

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Session 9: Kindred Court

These are my (Michael’s) session notes.

I’ll use this as a source to write a journal entry sometime after next session (which will likely be less objective). Ping me if you want edit powers to add to it.

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Session 8: Invitations
Session 8: Invitations

Friday May 15th: Party goes home after the meeting at Dennys

3am that morning Chris wakes up to a sharp pain – the shard in his arm grew and poked out of the skin. Texts everyone and they all meet later that day.

Matt gives his ghost Suzane a ghost cell phone and a gun

The Artifact Grew: Artifact(2) —> (3) // and improved from 2 storage and +1 mana a week generation to 4 storage and 2 mana a week generation.
More of the image is now available and now shows people kneeling and worshiping a large majestic creature with wings holding a strange sceptor/item of some sort.
Inspecting it again with what they know now
resonances: war, subjugation, reinforcement, mutation.
Image of Demon having fixed it before comes to mind

Built a Safe Area in the Sanctum to Test it: activated it – michael is drained of 8 mana and the item tried to drain more but he resisted. A red scalled hand and another obsidian looking hand reach out of a black hole that appears like a giant crack in the floor. After Michael resists being drained of more mana the crack closes and the hands are pulled back.

Party hides the item in a tree on their property so it cannot be seen with prime/other sites.

Friday Night Party spends the night at the Sanctum: at 11pm Liandra M’nere texts them saying needs to meetup and deliver something to them. They agree to meet at the Denny’s in woodside and show up around midnight.

Liandra introduces the party to Kelvin Wee , a messenger for the Invictus who hands them a very formal silver and red letter inviting them to attend the Princes’ Court on June 6th at 10pm. It is addressed to everyones shadow names: Crestlin, Cipher, Osiris, Nickoli, Catrin. Kelvin is somewhat rude and very haughty, and leaves soon after handing over the note in a stretch limo. Liandra voices her dislike for the man and also situation, half apologizing for sharing their info with the higher ups and that this is what comes of it. She also gives the party some information and lets them know she will do what she can to give them a hand with figuring out what to do about the event and maybe get them a little practice somewhere else first.

Saturday May 16th:

2pm Carl calls Kyle back , they talk about their ally the Black Falls tribe, their enemy the Order, some mutual help between the groups, and a possible joint operation sometime between May 29th to 31st to take back their territory again with the help of the Black Falls in exchange for help vs the Order.

Saturday Afternoon: Michael Practices magic and makes a ring that allows him to have more magic on himself by combining two powers.

Sunday May 17th:

Sunday night: Liandra gets back to the party with two choices for events they can go to as practice runs. 1) A Lancea Sanctum Religious Mass or 2) a Daeva Clan masquerade ball both on the same evening, May 23rd at 11pm. She explains a little bit about each group and event and tell the group its probably better to have everyone go to one or the other as a show of strength. Either she will take them to the Daeva Ball or Claire Kindler will take them to the Lancea Sanctum Mass. The group decides upon the Daeva Ball, and Chris requests another event he can go to for the Lancea Sanctum at a later time.

Week 11:

Monday May 18th:

Thursday May 21st: Michael is in a coffee shop in Mountain View and runs into Min He and Aubert Demaray having a meeting with 3 other people. Using Prime sight Michael identifies the other three as demons and also is able to now tell that Min and Aubert are the same type of hybrid as Shammayal. After listening in to the conversation a little bit, Michael overhears the name ’Mav’ka’ and some references to a group, church, and some operations. Once the other three demons leave Michael says hi to Aubert and Min and talks to them for a little bit. He invites them to come to the house next Sunday (may 24th) like old times to hangout and catch up.

Ends of Session: 6 experience for everyone

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Session 7: Entering the Big Leagues
Session 7: Entering the Big Leagues
Week 9: Weekend

-Party moves to Sanctuary and out of the house

Friday-Sunday: May 8th-10th

*Receive a note from Claire Kindler (M’nere) that a member of the M’nere Clan Peter M’nere wants to meet with the party and examine you

*Michael Adds a Hallow to the sanctum, a creek in an underground cave

*Shamayal upgrades Sanctum with +1 size, its now 5 size and 5 security

Week 10

Shamayal and kyrle work on sanctum, Michael does stuff in mountain view, Chris is in Freemont, Matt is working at home.

Monday May 11nth: Matt first talks to Suzane Norse and begins helping and working with her, bringing her back to the Sanctum with him along with her broken cell phone (tether).

Tuesday May 12th: Shamayal is attacked in a super market in San Fransisco by 2 mages. She fights them off and escapes. 1) Old hippie with ‘forces’ and 2) Young man with unknown powers. Shamayal almost loses a morality role. Gains 1 temporary torment.

Wednesday May 13th: party steals the Keith Heiring Statue from the Gallery in Menlo Park

Thusday May 14th: 10pm Peter M’nere visits and gives the party a great deal of information on Auras, specifically mages and demons, as well as ‘abominations’ which are things created by the rogue archmage Gregory. Made a deal for some mutual defense and information sharing where the party agrees

Thursday at ~midnight the party heads up to the sanctum and is attacked by unknown human hunters later learned to be the order of st Michael. Michael notices the enemies before they can attack, Chris lets the party talk to their cell phones, Michael gives the hunter in the ‘shotgun’ seat’s phone number. Michael talks to them " Why attack us" the response was “your abominations who consort with demons and deaders”. Michael fears the driver who almost crashes. Spikes laid out on the road almost derail the car but Chris puts a barrier under it. Party gets away and fixes car, changes its appearance and their auras, and holds up in Dennys to catch their breathe. Called the Stargazers for some info and was told it was the Order of St Michael and exchanged some information about them.

end of Session 7. Party gains 6 experience

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Session 6: Entering the Game
Session 6: Entering the Game

Retcon – week 7 – Matt dreams about Shamayal – can tell that she has aligned interests and is still at least in part the person you knew before the incident you all suffered. She is dangerous but you don’t believe to you or your friends.

Week 7 thursday

- preparing for the meeting with Marcus’s Organization and his boss (invisible ‘deader’ that Michael saw and mentally talked to).
*Discussion – not agreeing to anything at the meeting, they will ask for time to consider first. What can they offer? Show of good faith requests?

Players all cast buffs on self, and come armed. They Aura Fix Shamayal to look like a mage

Arrive at location:
- Party walk up to the Heavy door and hit a button to talk on the side, camera swivels to view them, door opens.
-Party walk into a room with a door to the right and the left, the door to the right clicks open and the lights in the next hallway turn on. Continue down long hallway, camera tracks progress, Heavy door at the end opens. Next room is a comfortable waiting room with couch-chairs against two walls and tables in front of them. Two other doors, both heavily reinforced.

After less than a minute Marcus Crassus enters from the left door, and greets them. He asks them to leaves their weapons with Gus and the other door opens to show a heavily built man in a business suit, with another similarly outfitted smaller man behind him. They take the parties weapons and then those items seem to disappear. Kyle is able to sense then overcome the illusion and see shelves and racks of weaponry lining the walls and watches the two men take the items and slip them into the illusion.

Marcus then leads them down a set of steps, that seem to go on forever and cause the players to stratch their heads as to far how and in what direction they were going. They arrive at what appears to be a blast door which clicks open. He motions them all inside a nicely outfitted conference room with a projector, 10 chairs, and a beautiful oak table. He asks them to sit, and then seats himself at the left-side head of the table. the party situates themselves in a specific order.

A women who Michael recognizes walks into the room, wearing silicon valley business casual t-shirt and long skirt. She introduces herself as Liandra M’nere and with non-committal and veiled language talks to them about her organization, the M’nere Clan , as well as the Invictus and some other groups.

The conversation stays friendly, the party also meets Claire Kindler a hacker who brings them in drinks/snacks and Peter M’nere a doctor for the clan who sits in on the talks.

Friday: there is a party near Chris’s place, and he ends up encountering Dove and Azir two Carthian deaders. Things get hostile when he resists some ability of Dove’s and then Azir chases after him. Chris uses a friction curse and then invisibility to get away, then resolves to move.

Weekend of Week 7
-chris looks for appartments
- normal weekend they spend thinking , talking, and working on Sanctum.

Week 8

- group sends an email to Edith Shaffer

-Sunday a package shows up at the menlo park house full of highly worked on Nexus 6’s, on a private network, and with a built in map program showing dangerous areas from white to red when the party enters those with the GPS turned on. A note from Liandra is attached saying

“These should keep you out of trouble. We will be in touch. -L "

Party gains Contacts(1) with M’nere clan

Group Decides upon non-true names:

Chris = Crestlin
Mike = Cipher
Matt = Osiris
Kyle = Nicholi
Shammayal = Catrin

Wednesday
-Michael goes to a museum in Menlo Park, see’s a piece by Keith Heiring, a very stylized statue that shows strongly to his prime sight. It looks like it relates to Life magic, specifically growth. Swap ‘research’ stats. Resonance to SF and to the East and more to the East.

End of Session:

Ding

Level up (will check on specifics later)
Clan M’nere Contacts (1)

Sacntum —> Michael Added +1 size ( currently 4 size/5 security)

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Session 5: The Less You Know....
Session 5: The Less You Know....

After spending the night resting under the protection of the Stargazer tribe… its back to business as usual. Except now you have a little more information and a little more confidence that you just might be able to handle everything that’s being thrown at you.

Sunday:
The Stargazers give you some new information:

Pure Tribes : Ivory Claw and Fire Touched are the two whos ‘members’ you encountered

The group deciedes they really need to find a mage in the buffer area they can contract and seek information from.

The group spends the rest of the day visiting and working on the Sanctum together, which is shaping up quite nicely.

(((Sanctum(8): 3 size and 5 security. 5 Hallow added as well (gravestone and basement and ‘library’)
-Stone Spirit: -Patrolling Ghost: Jacob Falls
-Cameras Around Property: -Reinforced Doors/Windows: -Remote Location with direct view down mountain and surrounded by forrest -Hallow in basement (2) Michael, Hallow outisde tombstone (Jacob Falls)(1), Hallow ‘Library’ (2) ))

Week 6:

Matt spends the week learning how to heal himself with Life magic.

Wed: Kyle Drives by a house that he starts to suspect is a hunter base of operations on the way up to skyline

Thursday: Michael finds a response on MageNet from Keira and the group drafts a set of questions

Questions Asked: 1) who we are 2) reach out to mages 3) dont want problems 4) advise us

Friday: that night during a house party – Michael notices something strange about webcams, check them, find issues. Everyone Permanently shut them off. Michael (perception 5) sees an “invisible” young women, in torn blue jeans and a t-shirt, with loose long black hair, outside with a rifle strapped to her back, sitting barefoot up on the neightbors wall across the street. He sensed some kind of mental invasion, warns the others. He tries to talk to her, they have a brief discussion where she indicates surprise he can see her. The Cops were called, they show up, breif non-informative conversation with the two officers who are obviously ‘special’ and maybe hunters. They give the ‘invisible’ women a look and she eventually runs offs.

Saturday/Sunday uneventfull – group levels up (early)

4 exp, 1-2 new (2), Chris Adds Hallow 2.

Week 7:

Matt Dream about Shammayal – 3 successes – 3 pieces of information

Wednesday: Response to questions from Keira: " I’ll be back in a week. Don’t go north, south, or east. Avoid the council."

Thursday 1pm: meeting with Marcus Crassus
Questions: why are they still observing us? What dont they want us to do?
“were being watched” – response – most of the effort was to keep you guys quiet and contained. No reason to continue it now that you can ‘tell’ and ‘resist what he can do’. Forcefully invites you to a meeting at his place tonight at 8pm.

Group Discusses going – decided they might as well

Next session ….. dun dun dun

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