February 24,2012 IRL. Monday, 9.28.09-Tuesday 9.29.09 IG.
Over the weekend of down time, Adrian spent time with Emma, Evans upgraded the Veil and took Clarissa shopping, Dante trained with pirates and took a day off, and Meg set up staff for her house.
Healing Alex Schuster
Evans decided to help Alex Schuster heal up from being shot in a mugging. He checked the newspaper office, but Schuster was not there. Evans recruited Dante, who smooth-talked them past the rent-a-cop guards so Evans could heal Schuster.
As they were leaving, Dana Spiegel spotted them, and tailed them back to Dante’s house. Evans spotted her there, and found out she was working on a story about Dr. Cameron Rye, a researcher with the university, who was putting protein trackers under Torpedo Bay to find darkshells. He recently disappeared, and was declared on sabattical, right before Alex was shot. Dana was looking for projectors on her own.
Meanwhile, Kryptma returned to Favian Manor and met with Meg, giving her a bracelet that suppressed her static problem and warning her that the near-miss of destroying 152 dimensions compressed those dimensions, weakening or breaking seals that held things in check. Kryptma planned to pursue some of those dangerous situations to shore up protections through the dimension.
Adrian checked in with Malinta at Feducci’s Italian Restaurant. He negotiated the price for fixing Marcher’s door, and for fixing the door to his own interdimensional Leatherbury Estate. Then Malinta played a song to mourn Adrian’s mother. The emotion proved too much for Adrian’s familiar, an owl; she shifted shape, revealing to Adrian that she was a woman shapeshifter. Adrian got to know her better, finding out her parents gave her to Marcher before she was born; now they are both dead, and she was commanded by Marcher to become Adrian’s familiar. She only speaks Italian and French.
Dante and Evans toured the Cupola, updating its computer and replacing its old medical supplies, cleaning, and so on. In going to the Mausoleum for supplies, they encountered the Gray Ghost, who was in an unusual chipper mood.
Meeting Jack Bower
Evans and Dante caught up to him at the Sinking Dutchman, his favorite pub. He explained that Captain Strickland was rethinking alliance with a vigilante, but Jack understood he had to keep his options open. Evans suggested a “free clinic” to help injured police, to gain allies and favor with the police, and that seemed a good idea.
Dante and Evans headed to the Barnacle Bar next, where Pirate Booty told Dante he wouldn’t get further training until the Letter of Marque and Reprisal was signed by the police commissioner. Evans told Pirate Booty about the possibility of flame-throwing darkshells under Torpedo Bay, asking her to pass that along to the Shell Clan. Kryptma joined them, and agreed to make Clarissa a pager for Evans if Evans will open a door for her.
Adrian and Olivia
After supper at Feducci’s, Adrian takes Olivia to Favian Manor and introduces her to Meg and Daniel. While Olivia rests, Adrian and Meg go to Besquelle. Daniel trusts Meg’s safety to Adrian. Meg creates a vessel so she can communicate in Italian, a gaudy red ring. He buys a violin from a pawn shop to give Olivia later. They return to the Manor, finding that Kryptma will sleep the night there too.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
Meg tells Kryptma about the destruction of the Chauncy clan, and Kryptma takes it hard. Evans goes spear fishing with Clarissa in the clear island waters.
After catered barbeque from the Wailing Pig devoured on Adrian’s yacht, they gather on the Prow of Revelations. They find that Olivia and Snowfall are the same person, Meg has her static issue under control, Evans has a deal with Kryptma, they are invited to scout out Stone Garden for the Ghost for tonight, Dana Spiegel has a news story on protein trackers for darkshells, and Daniel’s invesetigators have been tracking the Bertinelli progress and may be able to identify someone for Dante to give the police commissioner so he’ll sign the Letter of Marque and Reprisal.
Dante also brings up the possible need for a centralized location for safety and efficiency, and Daniel offers tactical thoughts about that, mostly involving South Settler, the Settler Council, and Seertech’s waste reclamation facility guarded by robots and ninja.
Checking Stone Garden
As they swept the meet site, they found explosives and web cams, and a sniper. Daniel subdued the sniper, and as Dante softened him up, Evans went and got the Ghost for the interrogation. Turns out Col. Grainger, leader of the Delta Green strike force, considered vigilantes a big part of the paranormal problem and planned to eliminate the Ghost.
Chatting with Col. Grainger
Leaving the sniper to recover and escape, they tracked down the paranoid Grainger, and the Ghost (with a gate’s help) retrieved him and threatened him. Grainger said it wasn’t over, and retreated; the Ghost planned to follow him, and make his life difficult; if he did not leave by the next day, the Ghost would take stronger action.