- Agravaine Tashaslan (played by Travis E.): Inhumanely attractive and a genius spellcaster, Agravaine is trying to make a name for himself in the supernatural world of Ceteri.. Tagline: “TBA.
- Leo Brienza (played by Emily S.): A werewolf private investigator. Leo has a fondness for Twinkies and is a disappointment to his family. Tagline: “TBA.”
- Marvin “Marv” MacGann (played by Josh B.): An ancient sorcerer of no small skill. Often drunk. Acts like everyone’s favorite uncle. Talks to me. Is basically your drunkle. Tagline: “Let me tell you about the time I . . . “
- Ranulf Graeme (played by Christopher D.): Ranulf is a man that introduces himself with a heavy sigh, not only because his name would bewilder the most experienced barista, but also because his life has recently gone down the toilet. Put in administrative leave for something that wasn’t his fault, he’s now forced to join up with some of the folks that actually caused his misery until they make his life better. He’s not going to rely on them alone though, as a tychomancer, a tellurgist, and he simply is one of the best cartographers and survivalists on the Autumn Road. Tagline: “No amount of careful planning can beat pure luck.”
Previously . . .
It’s now October, the group has managed to get through the past couple months with only a few controlled explosions. Thankfully they’ve managed get a nice looking base out of everything, though it may have taken several months to actually clean up. There were a large number of pixie swarms and a bound Rakshasa. Library is good to go due to preservation spells while a Flock of Seagulls managed to get into the alchemy lab getting their. . . essence everywhere. They’ve managed to get some hydroponic gardens set up down below and hooked into the third rail of the subway nearby for power. Mundane and magical training rooms and a ley line helping with all that and more.
Somewhere along the line, an old man shows up in the base having gotten past the wards. Marv MacGann has passed out on the couch and just sorta hangs around. The oldest man in the base and possibly one of the deadliest.
Gisselle got into contact with the newly formed Cabal about a problem in the troll market, she’s one of the few folks that run Hadestown. A place where folks that aren’t exactly evil, but not really accepted go to live. Mostly unseelie, trolls, demons, a couple earth elementals. The conclave turns a bit of a blind eye since it’s hard to clear out.
Gisselle is offering money or favours for what is going on and the boys head for her bar named Gissella’s. She wants the group to go into Underhill which is dangerous at the moment with talks of dragons. Find the possibly closed down Troll Market, locate Ginar (a norse dwarf), and hands over a rather old leather bag full of a fresh shiny MacGuffin (think Pulp Fiction’s briefcase) that may require the boys wear some lead aprons.
Let’s Go Shopping
Agrivain, Marv, Leo, and Ranulf
Wednesday, October 4th, 2000, 9:00 am (time stands still)
Somewhere in Underhill
The boys discuss where to enter into the Autumn Roads from, there’s a local closet that has an entrance out into there. There’s four connections that need to get out into the Troll Market, a forest, a beach, a cavern full of spider webs, and then the Troll Market itself. It’s a giant outdoor plaza underneath a giant bridge known as The Giant’s Causeway. You can buy whatever you want there, true love, power, happiness, Doritos. The group discusses about wether or not to shop first while Aggy checks out the crowd around them and if they’re drawing attention. Marv pops his collar to try to blend in while the group heads out trying to look as intimidating as possible. With Leo in Werewolf form and Marv staring at everyone, the crowd parts way and shops close in their wake.
They get to Ginar without much trouble, dropping the bag on table. Ginar stares greedily into the bag, quickly whisks it away into the back room and returns with a magical crystal. Despite insistence that Leo might be good at smuggling it, Marv takes the lead by shoving into his trouser hammerspace and Ranulf buys a shiny crystal to shove down his pants as well to follow Marv’s lead. Aggy tries to herd them back towards Giselle. Unfortunately, they’re sidetracked by a stall that sells Barbequed Everything. Aggy manages to talk Leo into continuing on while Marv keeps trying to give the stall owner a recipe.
The trip back was just as uneventful, but unfortunately time started back up to make up for the time standing still beforehand. Once they get out of The Autumn Road, they find a week has passed and Marv grabs the crystal from down the front of his pants and hands it over to Giselle who proceeds to clean it and then slots it into a metal plate that produces a direct portal to the Troll Market, if only they had that before then it would be easier going for the boys. As payment, the boys decide that it would be best to take Giselle up on the offer of a later favour.
A quick jaunt into Underhill was quick. As they go back up to the surface, they discuss what to do now, by the time they get back up they learn that House Yagani are completely gone and its been a week. Either dead or in hiding. Or hiding while dead.
Let’s Go Shopping
Agrivain, Marv, Leo, and Ranulf
Forest Hills Cemetery
Thursday, October 12th, 2000, 7:00 pm
95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
This leaves them with a couple other choices. Either check out the shrieking woman at the Jamaica Plain cemetery or check out Succubi at Casanova’s.
To the cemetery it is.
The graveyard has a fairly potent threshold that Leo can feel keeping him out for a moment but then gets through without further trouble. With only a moment, they find the shrieking woman sitting on a statue, crying silently. It’s fairly obvious that she’s a ghost since she’s a bit translucent. Being face to face with her, it’s evident that she’s now the Banshee of Boston as she makes her presence known when lots of bad things happen to the city itself or the city is in chaos, right now she’s just weeping quietly, her tears falling but not hitting the ground, dressed in 18th century clothing that looks suspicious like a wedding dress.
Marv walks up to her and offers her a handkerchief, she stops crying and asks if it’s Reginald that’s come back. She’s convinced that it’s her old Fiance for a moment but then she blinks and fiery eyes focus on Marv when Aggy breaks in asking more about Reginald. Learning the man’s last name, Aggy calls upon his spirit. They break into their roles with Marv gathering some appropriate sticks into a portable pentagram, Ranulf tries to locate an appropriate Ley Line and not finding one he instead pulls in a Magitude 5 Ley Line temporarily.
A quick hour later, Aggy manages to call up Reginald Burkhardt, a near carbon copy of Marv. The banshee is going nuts, thinking that it’s a trick as Marv tries to convince her that he’s really trying to reunite the two. Reginald, on the other hand, is looking really rather confused with a musket hole in his head, leaking spectral blood continuously in the ominous purple glow of nearby graves. It takes a moment for him to gather himself and question the group as to why he’d summoned him. Marv answers “True Love” while Aggy takes the more pragmatic approach of telling him that his girl hasn’t been able to rest. Dropping his rifle that becomes material, Reginald solidifies and an exchange worthy of Jane Austen commences.
Marv pulls out a small pocket bible to prepare to wed the spectral spouses as ghosts emerge from the grave to witness the happy moment. Marv’s ceremony brings everyone to tears as he weds the two. As the two kiss, they are laid to rest but not before the Banshee, Katherine Mary Waite, tells Aggy to find her book. Marv calls dibs on the revolutionary war rifle. Two things settled in a week, no explosions, and a corner store cleaned out of food and then back home for a good sleep.
After Action Report (GM)
Today’s game saw the group gain a new player – well, new to the campaign, Josh was involved in Aersalus and Halcyon (though he never got a chance to play that character). He had to leave due to work reasons, but came back after that settled.
This entire session was really fun, Josh kept people laughing with his character’s antics – including at one point making Emily laugh so hard it made her face hurt. The PCs liked the rumors I did up for them so I’m going to do a few more and hope they don’t do half of them in a single session.
Bonus Report here.