A Thousand Tiny Gods C-Team: Season 1, Session 11 – The Man That Wasn’t There

Dramatis Personae

  • Ekaterini Tsakalidis aka The Lady of Laundry (played by Chepe): Godling of Hygieia and Minerva. Face-changing clothes-horse with history as a Mob assassin and crime-scene cover-up artist. Tagline: “Never let them see you sweat.”
  • Tercallus aka Callum “Cal” Parker (played by Will): Theogenic Demigod. Thrill-seeking, jaded, time-warping high stakes gambler coalesced into existence over a decade ago in an alley outside a casino for reasons unknown. Tagline: “Time is malleable.”
  • Theroikon (played by Jenn D.). Theogenic demigod. Patron of urban wildlife. Shapeshifter, naturalist, and the party’s literal though somewhat reluctant combat monster. Tagline: “Mess with my people and I’ll show you a silent spring.”
  • Winfred Timotheos aka The Friend (Played by Chris D.): Demigod of Philotes. The friendliest person you could hope to meet in Las Vegas and leader of a philanthropic Society/Cult. Tagline: “You know they say that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet, and it’s nice to meet you.”
  • Arnold Zahn (NPC): Son of Ares. Has a deathwish. Drunk. Tagline: “How about that drink?”
  • Julie Wilms aka The Assistant (Winfred’s Ally): Human, probably. Former covert agent turned convert. Now spends her time assisting, guarding, and herding Winfred. Tagline: “Time to go, Sir.”
  • Sarah J. Pokorny (NPC): Daughter of Thoth. Magician. Capable as hell. Tagline: “I may be in a wheelchair but I’ll kick your ass.”

Previously . . .

It took the Turtles about a quarter of a day to get back to the Maybach and heading home with Solomon in tow. They’ve still got several things to deal with, including getting Solomon and John reconciled, getting magical geegaws identified, various other threads.

Gold and Silver, Silver and Gold

Ekaterini Tsakalidis, Tercallus, Theroikon, and Winfred Timotheos
Gold and Silver in Them Hills Pawn Shop
Monday January 23rd, 2012, 1300 hours
713 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Silver is quite happy when he’s informed that it wasn’t his friend that had done the deeds, but Solomon seems very traumatized by what he’s gone through, considering the past three days that he’s spent as a horrible monster, sitting down in his chair in the pawn chair and staring off into space.

Winfred takes the time to sit down and listen to Solomon reciting a poem, Antigonish, as identified by Cal. He’s definitely traumatized by what he has gone though and would probably need plenty of help and food and drink, it seems like he hasn’t eaten or drank anything for the past few days. Since he’s a Godling, Theroikon and Ekaterini want to drop Solomon off with a localized Kindly One for psychiatric help while Callum wants to know what else Solomon had caused trouble for during the time he was possessed. Silver could do it himself if the team didn’t want to take care of things personally, which may be the better choice.

The team are wondering what exactly Solomon was doing with the items he’d stolen, Theroikon wanting to know it implicitly what he was trying to accomplish. Silver may be able to figure that out with a few days of research which they all agree with. They decide to take Solomon to the Kindly Ones themselves after asking about a good time to finish healing Silver’s wife. The nurses and doctors aren’t exactly wowed by what has happened, but they are very confused if they misdiagnosed her condition.

Blue on Black

Ekaterini Tsakalidis, Tercallus, Theroikon, and Winfred Timotheos
Black and Blue Diner
Monday January 23rd, 2012, 1500 hours
315 S Decatur Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89107

Everyone has a Kindly One contact point, one of them makes the call and finds a random diner, The Black and Blue Diner, in Vegas which they take Solomon to with them. When they get there, they see a man with ten plates of food on one booth table, chugging down everything with an unlit cigarette hanging from his lips. Awareness senses ping that he’s definitely another demigod as he waves them over. They manipulate Solomon so he can’t exactly get away if he wants to try with Ekaterini sitting next to him.

Ekaterini and Theroikon opens up as the demigod, Archie, introduces himself. They discuss the sheer amount of food that’s being consumed, as Archie tells them that he’s normally in records and doesn’t get out a lot. Moving to the topic of Solomon, Archie tells them it’s obvious that he’s got a chunk of his soul ripped out, but there may be someone that could help him through the problem. They explain what happened over the past few days, that he was possessed by an Aztec Sorcerer. Archie stops eating, sets the cigarette down, and stares into Solomon’s eyes, saying that Solomon is obviously on the edge and ready to crack. What’d happen is up in the air, whether he’d lash out or go catatonic. Apparently, most demigods tend to flare out dramatically before death. Theroikon explains the circumstances some more. Archie dumps out the salt and pepper containers on the table, drawing weird symbols on the table to create a dis-attachment spell using a ritual from various pantheons, no discernable tradition.

Asking how to get into contact to ask how Solomon is doing, they’re informed that isn’t going to happen since he won’t be allowed any contact until he’s better. Theroikon tries to backpedal, telling them that they’ve got no real connection to the guy, but still want to know how things are going. Acceptable enough, Archie hands Theroikon a business card and they wipe their hands of Solomon as Archie and Solomon disappear through the bathroom door of the diner, not even paying his bill before leaving.

Aftermath at the Towers

Ekaterini Tsakalidis, Tercallus, Theroikon, and Winfred Timotheos
Regency Towers
Monday January 23rd, 2012, 1700 hours
3111 Bel Air Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

They try to figure out their next move, possibly introducing Jessica to the Bluebirds, filling them in on the Thule and how that all ended up. Maybe figuring out a few other Lodge contacts, though the only other Lodge based in Vegas is the Lodge of the Crimson Tongue who are thaumathurgists who feed on blood of criminals or volunteers. They aren’t exactly good guys, but they also aren’t bad guys. Ekaterini wants to know more about enchanters, various other folks, more information about the Harrowing, other contacts. Ekaterini and Cal are more than happy to come along with Theroikon for such a meeting after asking if Jessica even wants to meet up with them considering that she was going to set up a meeting with the leader of the Lodge of Crimson Tongue.

Theroikon calls Jessica and asks if she knows of them and wants to meet them. She’s more than happy to do so, she had heard of them but figured they wouldn’t be interested in meeting her since she’s had some associations with the Crimson Tongue, namely an on-again/off-again relationship with Tyler, the leader of the Crimson Tongue. Theroikon plans to ask if the Bluebird Lodge would like to meet with her when they next meet.


They still don’t know what the obsidian sword does that they got from the fight at the Palazzo, Solomon being the one that normally does all the identification for the shop and even Jessica, despite being a relic-maker herself, isn’t all that well versed in the identification side of things.

After Action Report (GM)

Another short session thanks to a massive dip in my glucose that basically started Friday and lasted until Monday morning. Still, the little bit we played was fun and the PCs even put together a list of things they wanted to do that we could do “off screen” to keep the momentum we had going. The items of interest:

  • Equipment/Gear Requests
    • Get Jessica to ward the Maybach (with the mana battery)
    • Can Jessica and/or Pokie craft individual anti-scrying talismans?
    • Get Jessica to I.D. various magical gewgaws (macuahuitl, Nadine’s stuff, Gold’s stuff)
    • Kate wants to find a smith god who does custom work (and to buy a fine-quality magical workshop)
  • Loose Ends
    • Fix John Silver’s wife’s eye (with mana battery)
    • Ask Leslie Bonaventure re: previous Harrowings
    • Why didn’t previous Turtle-style efforts work?
  • The Baby Turtles Initiative
    • Are there any more recruits to bring on board?
  • The Lodges:
    • Get Jessica to introduce us to Tyler, head of The Crimson Tongue
    • Introduce Jessica to the Bluebirds (if she wants it)
    • Ask Lodges about Thulist leverage over the Olympians (Remember Black’s limo conversation with Nadine)
    • Ask Lodges whether they heard about Gold’s heists of magic

Other Notes



“Sail” by AWOLNATION (opening song)
“Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot
“The Little Man Who Wasn’t There” by Glenn Miller (closing song)


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