Acatalectic, by the end.

february 26, 2012 (jo's post)

- the session opens with Atlas taking Minor Arcana to their new sanctum(size 2, wards 4) where Lazarus asks him if killing a mage is “okay”. Atlas explains bans and the role of the Guardians of the Veil in policing the mages. The entrance hallway of the sanctum seem unnaturally unlucky.
- the next day Ariesse visits us to personally thank us for our recent help with the werewolves and the leylines. She gives us a Tired Chain [Lasting, Covert, Prime 2 (conceal aura), Potency 4] as a thank you…this is personally given to Ahri. Lazarus insists that the necklace be placed in a box and hidden away.
- Scrawn comes over to see out new place. He sees that we have approximately 40 ghosts in the place. As Lazarus and Scrawn question them, they discover that most seem to have died by freak accidents. The cabal hypothesizes the deaths to be caused by the unluck in the hallway. Using a variety of mage sights Ahri, Lazarus, and Eve find an unluck “black hole” (Potency 20) that seems to permeate the hallway. (Meanwhile Foucault visits her mother)
- two ghosts distinguish themselves from the crowd:

  • an old woman takes a grandma like interest in Lazarus, she seems to be much like Betty White.
  • a ghost that initially reacts very angrily to his being bound to the sanctum but takes a liking to Lazarus and begins to act as a personal bodyguard.

- meanwhile, we begin to prepare for the upcoming Flesh Fair with our gifts.

  • Foucault – an album of horse pictures at sunset (4 successes), a small ghost stuffy, and a glass of scotch with 2 ice cubes
  • Eve – a small pinto pony (now named Eve), an animal related gift to the dead
  • Lazarus – a wooden, carved horse skull, a toy horse made of cow bone (acquired by Ahri), and a bottle of ectoplasm
  • Ahri – a perfect revolver (acquired by Foucault and Ahri from a shady pawnshop in our territory), and a used deck of cards

- the sin-eater party is eventful:

  • Mephistopheles/Lazarus and Kiel get into an argument which Foucault repeatedly tries to avert by calming Kiel with Emotional Urging, Tabetha eventually sends him upstairs after he asks permission to beat Lazarus up
  • a stoned Scrawn humiliates the two sin eaters who let the Kerebos free by making them walk on their hands and knees, carrying Mephisto. on their back and following the pony around
  • Ahri has a really bad trip
  • Roderick informs us that the ghosts that have followed Lazarus to the party have no anchors
  • Tabetha takes a great liking to Eve because of her gift and takes her to hang out with the “cream of the crop”
  • Foucault socializes and enters Kiel’s subconscious briefly

- upon our return home, Eve notes the box holding the necklace has been tampered with. We find the necklace gone and replaced by a note with a troll face wearing a clown nose – Floppy. It has a resonance like a swirling, spatial illusion.
- Lazarus and Eve discuss protection measures: Eve decided on altered animal guards and Lazarus persuades the ghosts to guard the place because someone is out to harm him – they do so eagerly
- in the morning we discuss joining the Free Council with Ahri to get backing for a potential war, he says “yes”
- we contact White Hat, who thinks our sanctum is unsafe, and we travel to the Free Council Sanctum and join the Order – to a reading of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
- Syntax and White Hat inform us that they will not participate in a war against Ear to Ear, but they will help us defend our territory. They tell us that Floppy’s sanctum is in a burnt out synagogue in Outremont. We decide to go visit.
- we stop on the way at the pound, where Eve picks up a very healthy, large dog: quarter wolf, quarter german shepherd, quarter husky and quarter pitbull. It has an incredibly unpleasant temperament, prone to attacking humans on sight.
- we arrive at the synagogue (found by googling), where we take some time to locate an entrance – found by Lazarus using his magesight. We follow a tunnel to two mirrors facing each other that are trying to pull Lazarus away. Eve tries sending a marmot through, which does not return. Foucault figures out this is termination point of a teleportation spell. Lazarus turns one mirror into water and then folds the other on itself. When the folded mirror drops in the water a spatial anomaly occurs and begins teleporting dirt away. Foucault attempts to counter it and fails. Then Lazarus dispels his water mirror and WE ACCIDENTALLY ALL OF THE THINGS. The space teleported to seems to have basically turned inside out bringing a variety of items and some dead animals (that are not biologically normal).
- the three run out of the tunnel as it fills with dirt/debris and watch the place explode inside out. Foucault notices they are being watched and gets everyone in into the car to drive towards Westmount. There they figure out that it’s the car that is being watched and not Foucault. They leave Eve with the dog on the edge and drive through the shake off the scrying. In Westmount, Foucault suddenly smells rotten sandwiches and regains a willpower, when suddenly a cat (Tuxedo) jumps in the way of the car which Lazarus manages to stop.
- Foucault takes the cat with her and we pick up Eve. Mephisto. notices that something is up with the cat and Eve uses her Spirit Tongue to figure out that Tuxedo is in fact a spirit. Foucault seems uncomfortable with this, but allows Tuxedo to stay despite this.
- they drive to the Free Council, and Syntax redirects them to White Hat at his coffee shop. There we explain to White Hat what we have done. He says we should try and pass this off as a prank so long as no one died. He also advises us to return to our sanctum quickly and prepare ourselves. We do so.
- upon returning we find the 40 ghosts in the elevator channeling Numen into what appears to be a small raptor/dinosaur. Lazarus mercy kills it(the ghosts go crazy over the blood and magic, which makes Foucault throw up) after a debate with Eve, and we ask the ghosts how it came here. They say the same way as Floppy.
- we then take about 3 days to prepare….and the session ends there.

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