Session Start: Thu Mar 16 00:00:00 2017
Session Ident: #Aeons_Chantry
<+FreakLegion> Katie rubs her eyes and makes her way down the stairs, yawning. “Ugh… I shouldn’t feel this hungover when I haven’t been drinking.”
<+MichaelM> Kara arrives back at the chantry looking tired and cold. She steps inside and immediately collapses face-first onto the small couch in the entry room.
<+Tachy> Dan parks a few blocks away and walks back, avoiding obvious cameras with the hood of his hoodie up
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> would be sipping tea in the living room.
<+Tachy> Dan looks around for friendly faces to be sure he had the address right, then flops into a chair and pulls an energy drink out of his pocket and starts drinking.
<+FreakLegion> Katie blinks as she looks at Dan, then comes down and checks the door over before looking at him. “Ever hear of knocking, Mister?”, she then chuckles and plops into the chair beside him. “Any luck with that stuff I gave you yet?”
<+MichaelM> Kara casts a sidelong glance at the new arrival, not moving her head to fully look at him. “Hey Dan,” Kara says, her voice muffled by the couch cushion. “‘s been a while.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Yeah, that’s why I’m trying to stay on the down low. It was going really well at first. Then I made a stupid mistake. Comparing the original vs a polymorphed version to circle back with some techniques. Of course they were expecting it, the resulting xor mask triggered a warning that got out before I could shut it down. So they know someone
<+Tachy> was looking and where. Fortunately it was nowhere interesting, and no cameras.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: But still, bad form on my part. Should have been more careful.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: I did get some interesting info out of it though before then,and maybe still something I can get. Not sure if I ruined it or not yet
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Anyway, interesting bits were parts about Cornel/Alestair/Arthur, and then… who is Alice?
<+FreakLegion> Katie nods her head a bit as she listens. “Damn. You know, I could probably work on some cases for you that would help both neutralize outside interference and prevent signals from getting out as well.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> looks over to Dan, giving the man a light nod of greeting as she listens.
<+FreakLegion> Katie tilts her head and then lowers it a bit. “Well… Cornel shot and killed one of us night before last. As for Alice… I don’t know… wait, you mean from work? She was a little weird, always took graveyard shifts.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Whoa wait what?? Who got shot??? What happened?
<+Tachy> <Dan>: And yeah, Alice from work. Saw a quick note from her in there about people messing with memories. Something to be aware of for sure.
<+Tachy> Dan looks over at Katie. “Could be of use, but then I can’t connect up to the Net which would limit what I can do. Still in some cases may be worth the tradeoff.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie frowns and reaches up to run a hand through her dirty blonde hair. “Uhm, well… I didn’t know her very well. Angela? I think she was Hollow One… had a camera she took pictures all the time…”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Oh yeah, I remember her briefly. Didn’t really know her but she was there one time trying to help out, taking pictures with that old camera. Man. Shot her?
<+FreakLegion> Katie looks off toward where Kara was at. “We arrived too late… Yeah… except it was some sort of magic or something, high entropy shit.”
<+MichaelM> “It wasn’t just entropy,” Kara mutters into the couch. “It was a complicated, multi-disciplined enchantment. One tailor-made to kill in one of the most excruciating ways possible.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Welp, that’s super reassuring to hear. Sounds like a lovely guy.
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “Indeed. It’s what caught my attention.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> comes in slowly and quietly from downstairs, from the basement. “Uhm… hello?” She knocks on the post of the staircase lightly. “Father Thomas let me in from the uhm… emergency entrance?”
<+FreakLegion> Katie nods sadly. “As for Alice… she was pretty cool. Good with the programming and stuff. Kinda skiddish and totally paranoid but given our work… and given some of our natures… totally understandable.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Fair enough. From the bit I decrypted about her sounds like she had some reason to be. People going around messing with memories, bad juju”
<+MichaelM> “Hi, Amelia,” Kara’s muffled voice sounds out as she points over at an empty chair. “Nice to see you again. Please, take a seat.”
<+Tachy> Dan looks over towards Amy and frowns slightly, someone new
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> cranes her head around to look at Amy.
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> looks at them for a moment and wrings her hands as she creeps forward slowly, eyes flicking nervously from one person to another. “Alice… I know an Alice. She likes computers and music.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: You knew her? I’m Dan, pleased to meet you. What can you tell me about her besides that? I found a cryptic note of hers recently
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> wrings her hands a little more. “Well, she’s a vampire. But she saw the strange men too. The ones talking to people and making them forget things or not see things.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie blinks. “Well that explains the night shift.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: And.. that’s what the note was about. I guess I didn’t really need to decrypt it after all then. Well, not the vampire part. That’s news to me.
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> arches an eyebrow as she listens to Amy.
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> “I’m uhm, Amy. Well, Amelia but people call me Amy.”, she says finally as she finalyl comes to more fully join the group.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: I’m Dan
<+FreakLegion> Katie raises her hand. “Katie.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “Cecilia di Pasqua.”
<+MichaelM> Kara raises a finger and spins it around, though she doesn’t shift her position on the couch. “Kara Immelman.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> “So… you all were looking for someone… someone bad?”, she asks though she remains standing as she watches them.
<+FreakLegion> Katie nods. “Well, I imagine murdering douche nozzle qualifies as bad”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Well, I’m not sure looking for is the word. That would imply we WANT to find him. But we’d like to know about him
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> creeps forward a little more. “Well, what do we already know… and do we have something that belongs to him, or some part of him?”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “I don’t think we do, unfortunately.”
<+MichaelM> “I do.” Kara finally forces herself into a sitting position. She blinks bleariness out of her eyes, then pulls a small plastic bag from one of the pockets on the inside of her jacket. A small dart lies inside. “Will this do?”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> tilts her head as she looks at Kara, then at the dart. “Maybe. Would be easier if it was an actual piece of him it’s actually more likely…”, she looks uncomfortable for a moment. “That that will have more psychic residue from the person it hit than the person that fired it.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: I totally saw batman take a bullet and grab a fingerprint off it from when it was loaded to find a guy…
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> looks at Dan, raising an eyebrow
<+MichaelM> “Wonderful,” Kara snaps, “well why don’t we just as him to figure this out for us, then? Maybe then we could have one of his friends resurrect Angela for us?”
<+FreakLegion> Katie bobs her head a bit back and forth. “I might have something. Maybe. At my apartment though.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Tough crowd, man…
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> glances over toward Kara. “That would be extrodinarily bad. They never come back the same as they go out of this life.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “I believe she was being somewhat sarcastic.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie sighs a bit. “Well I imagine we’ll know more once Alestair wakes up.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> wrings her hands a little bit again and moves to the corner of the couch to sit down finally. “So what all do… I mena… what do you guys do here anyway?”
<+FreakLegion> Katie chuckles a bit. “Well, here not so much, yet. I gotta bring some equipment over though and get to work. Not to mention the wiring in this place is just awful. I am going to have to put in some specialty insulation.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: It’s where we can talk relatively freely, some of us set up heavier gear here.
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “I recently arrived here, so not much yet.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> nods slowly as she listens, looking from one person to another as they speak. “Oh, okay.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie nods and then glances off toward the stairs. “Has anybody checked on Jesse? She was pretty upset… haven’t heard from her since. I know the guys were looking into Angela’s family… and not sure where the super ballsy guy went.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “I’m afraid not. And which one would that be?”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> shrugs slightly, not knowing anybody really. She wrings her hands again quietly, looking down.
<+FreakLegion> Katie looks over at Cecilia. “Which one would what be? And as you seem to be new, what’s your deal anyway?”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> looks over at Katie. “Virtual Adept.”
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Wait, who else is an adept??
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> idly raises a hand, balancing her tea on one leg.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: And I thought I was the only one around. Pleasure to make your acquaintance.
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> shakes her head just a little back and forth, listening to the others.
<+Tachy> Dan raises his energy glass to her
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> does the same with her cup of tea.
<+FreakLegion> “Cool.”, Katie says and chuckles faintly to herself. “Well I can totally handle that too.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> glances off toward the stairs up, the over her shoulder toward Kara. “So, is it okay if I crash here tonight? I will go talk to some people tomorrow if you can bring me something that actually belongs to this guy.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “I can get into his house and pick up something, if any of you know where it is?”
<+MichaelM> “Feel free to stay as long as you need,” Kara calls up weakly as she collapses back onto the couch. “There’s food in the pantry. Help yourself.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie shakes her head. “No. Not to mention the odds that he doesn’t have preparations for those utilizing Correspondence are like less than 5%. Unless we are talking good old fashioned B&E.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “Mmm…that could also be doable.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie nods to Amy. “I do. I’ll have to look for it but I am sure I still have it. I will bring it to you here to have a look at.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> nods softly and bows her head in thanks to Kara. “Thank you. I will replace what I take when I have time.”, then she looks to Katie. “Okay. If i can’t get a good reading off of it, I know someone who probably can.”
<+FreakLegion> Katie stretches and gets up. “Awesome. I’m going to go ahead and head out. I gotta get some of my gear plus look for that thing so… I’ll catch you guys later. Dan, stay in the loop buddy and be more careful. I’ll see about making some specialized case shields in the near future. Perhaps some form of mild armor as well, shouldn’t be too hard to synthesize the fabric to something…”, she kinda trails off in thought as she heads toward the door.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Sounds awesome. I can help with ideas there too. I’ll make a totally offline machine, and set up some proxies, and monitoring software and… *his voice trails off as well*
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “Have fun.”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> half smiles and then quietly creeps over to the stairs up and checks around for a room that doesn’t seem to have anybody’s stuff in it to go crash in.
<+Tachy> Dan goes and helps Amy settle in
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> glances back at Dan, looking him over. “Uhm, hi?”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> looks at Kara. “Long day?” Her voice carries a fairly evident Italian accent.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Hey, just trying to meet folks and be helpful.. need a hand?
<+MichaelM> “You could say that,” Kara mumbles back, lying on the couch and staring at the ceiling. “How was yours?”
<@Nox_Aegis> <Amy Noir> grabs her bag from the bottom of the stairs and then shrugs a little bit, looking down. “That’s okay. And I’m alright. I appreciate it though. I’ve just been kinda… overloaded I guess.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “I had a somewhat busy day, visiting museums and galleries.”
<+MichaelM> “That sounds relaxing,” Kara bemoans wistfully.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Gotcha, I’ll leave you to it then. *he heads back down to talk with Cecilia and Kara more.*
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> “In a way, yes. But it was still business.”
<+MichaelM> Kara gives Cecilia a sidelong glance. “When you say it like that, I’m inclined to be less curious to preserve plausible deniability.”
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> quirks an eyebrow.
<+Tachy> <Dan>: Hey.. so, a new adept in town eh? And I was thinking I was the only one around. So what are you two plotting?
<+Blackfyre> <Cecilia> looks over at Dan. “Nothing, yet.”
<+MichaelM> “I am simply hoping to perform my evening prayers before I pass out,” Kara sighs.
Session Close: Fri Mar 17 00:00:00 2017