Session Start: Mon Mar 20 00:00:00 2017
Session Ident: #Aeons_Outdoors

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ would head out to where Lynn said to meet him the following day so he could see what the deal was with missing peeps.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> is sitting on her front steps at the house in the garden district when Cassian arrives. She rises and smiles, still wearing a cowgirl kind of getup, jeans, hat, loose fitting t-shirt and boots.

<+Terra> Marge is headed toward Shotgun’s place so that she can talk to her about Creed but she parks a bit away since the beat-up truck is not going to look right in that section of town.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ steps out of his vehicle and would walk toward the house in a non-threatening manner. He smiled politely back to Shotgun, who gave him a smile. He’d glance over at Marge as she seemed to be going to the same destination, but after turn his attention back to shottie. “Hello there. I hope your evening treats you well?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods her head and glances toward Marge, waving her over. “It’s fine, we can talk inside. I just came out for a smoke. I have been busy lately, but it’s not been bad. I hope that you are finding your way alright in the new city?”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “My phone with Google Maps has been kind to me so far.”

<+Terra> Marge makes her way over, a hulking brute of a woman in biker gear.  She looks down at Cassian and smiles.  “Hey.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> laughs a bit and then moves to the door, opening it for them before looking around to se if anyone else should happen by. “Good. Cassian, this is Marge, Marge Cassian.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  would be keeping Marge company.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ is 6’1, with long white/silver hair that goes well down his back. He was wearing a charcoal gray suit and dark blue satin shirt with a black tie. He’d nod politely to Marge. “Hello Marge. Pleasure to meet you.”

<+Terra> Marge looks him over, though her 6’6″ form still manages to look down at him.  “Well that’s a Tremere who’s trying too hard.”, she gives Katarina a nudge.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “I’m a Tremere. I’m hardly trying that hard to Tremere right now though. To do that, I’d need a better place. Maybe you know how to Tremere. Teach me? I’m thinking though you probably aren’t that good at it either.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  looks up at Marge.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> sighs. “Alright, lets all play nice. Or you can wait outside until I am done talking to him. I asked you inside because it concerns all of us, and at least one of you”, eyes Katarina, “Was at one of the locations they may have disappeared so… please?”

<+Terra> Marge nods.  “I’m sorry.  I’ll tone it down till we’re safely out of earshot.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  looks at Lynn. “Which location?”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ nods. “I think we’re going inside for that discussion.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods and shows them to a sitting room, taking a seat there close to the oor in case they have late arrivals. “Go ahead, make yourselves comfortable.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ heads in and glances about, then slides into a comfy chair.

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  walks inside and sits in a chair, choosing not to kick her feet up. Lynn would probably skin her alive if she did.

<+LordCanis> |Connor| inhales sharply and walks into Lynn’s place.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> gives Connor the eye but gestures him also toward a seat. “Alright, so lets start with Cassian. There are two missing Tremere. Jaspar, and Icarus. Icarus being the Elder of your clan here for a while. I know of this fact because her Gargoyle came to ask me for help.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ nods. “Alright.” He pondered if Icarus was around his age. No one had that name anymore. xD

<+LordCanis> |Connor| literally holds back doing a dumb, his hand even extending out before pulling back at Lynn’s gaze.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ glances over at Connor somewhat curiously and then back at Lynn.

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  ….isn’t so lucky, and subtly snags something, pocketing it.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> sighs, shaking her head a bit. “Okay so… I know for a fact, though cannot prove, that Jaspar was killed by an old Tzimisce that lives out in the forest. Kat and a few others… in fact, that’s where they found Connor all tied up. It has a house out there.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Oh lovely.  That place…”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Interesting. Does this old Tzimisce have a known name?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> tries to remember, snapping her fingers lightly… “The zombie guy said it… Zaluut or something weird like that. It doesn’t come into town it stays in the forest. The Tremere have been warned not to go out there and we don’t know what possessed one of them to do so. The two remaining at the time were pretty tight lipped about it in fact, and I didn’t even know one had disappeared until weeks later.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  looks back to the discussion.

<+Terra> Marge listens to what is going on, but keeps quiet.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “I see.. so the other two remaining didn’t want to reveal what they were up to. The plot sickens. So..I take it by your expression…you are Connor”, he says looking at the guy trying to not steal. “Why were you tied up? Why were you out there?”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “I have a dangerous hobby, and ran into a couple of Caitiff.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “And what would that hobby be?”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Um… acquisition of shiny things.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| then immediately turns out his pockets to prove he hasn’t stolen anything from Lynn.

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  nods.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ glances over at Katarina and then back at Connor. His eyes had just this glimmer of amusement. “Caitiff? The woods around here seem to have all sorts out there. Interesting. So you got into a situation with them and they tied you up for theft?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> looks to Cassian, “Well, it has been my experience that Tremere like to handle things internally. And coming to a Brujah for help might have seemed beneath them.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Or… something.  Didn’t really get a good idea of their endgame since I’m sure the thing out there killed them while I was staked.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  looks at Cassian, quirking a brow at him.

<+Terra> Marge shakes her head, speaking up in a gruff tone.  “But it didn’t.  It lied to us.  Creed and his partner are alive still.  One of them was the guy that threw you across the park.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Well considering the state I was in I… didn’t want to push it.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| then has a realization moment.  “Wait… that fucker?!”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “Relax, bro.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| does not look happy.  “If we’re going to run that fucker down I’m going to snipe his ass with my bow.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “It is not your experience alone”, he nodded to Shotgun. “I will have to look deeper into why they went out there and see about giving you some reasons too. I was sent here to look into some things but wasn’t quite expecting this mystery too. Are you saying the Tzimisce known as Zaluut lied to you…and who is Creed…or rather what is Creed? One of the caitiff?”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “All I know is I’d rather take him out at a distance, even with my lack of depth perception.”

<+Terra> Marge nods.  “Yeah.  Creed and his buddy are ‘dead’ so safe from the Anarchs that were looking to whoop their asses for having contact with the Sabbat.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “But not safe from us because we know they’re still walking around somewhere.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Well, the Sabbat would likely kill them too if they were playing around with sides too much. I suppose we shall see. Is there any other news on missing Tremere or any other Clan members? I’d also wonder if the Sabbat are all behind it or if they have any missing people too.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> looks thoughtful for a moment before responding. “Well, -that- is a long story. Setites were an issue for a while and a few of the Sabbat did cross paths with some of those here. Those two the Anarchs were after were ‘cured’ by the Sabbat that came here, and they believe that they have been left here as spies.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Could see if some of our living mage friends could help.  We ferret out where they sleep, they could possibly help torch ’em during the day.”

<+Terra> Marge looks over at Connor.  “I am not sure we should encourage the torching behaviour.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Not LITERAL torching.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “I mean… stake and bake torch ’em.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “Besides, we’d have to avoid burning the trees down.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “I learned my lesson from the mall.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “Excellent.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> snaps her attentio to Connor at that. “You guys were involved in the mall explosion?”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Would you rather a blown up mall, or a horde of angry fish man zombie things?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> chuckles a bit to herself. “Noted. I mean, ti was pretty clean, no breach. I didn’t even know who caused it till now.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “That was the intent.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Angry fish man zombie things. Sounds rather corrupt.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “We still have no idea what who’s making them.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Another reason to work with the living mages who seem more in tune with that shit.”

<+Terra> Marge nods.  “That was a firm… not my area of expertise.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “And my reasoning for getting assistance in that field is I’m sure angry fish men mutant things could count as a Breach in handled poorly.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “If you have an understanding with a group of Mages, that can be a very useful thing.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “There’s a couple I hang with from time to time… and one ghost.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Of course, it depends on the Mages.. some are more warped than others or have their own mechanations that do not really help anyone, but if they are involved in helping against other foes, that could be a good sign.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “A ghost?”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Remember when the ATMs exploded money at us?”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  “They did?”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Also she manifested in a drink I was having at the Trill once.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  might’ve got sparkles in her eyes at that.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> just chuckles and nods. “Well, i met a couple of them. The one i met seemed more curious than anything else and Zane told me that he’s warned them of another that might be hunting us for our blood. Part of me fears that is where your Elder went.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Yeah that sounds like the kid.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “So..have you seen any other Tremere recently?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods. “There is Isabo. She’s got a good head on her shoulders from what I can tell. Brandon is a troublemaker and does some techno-magic stuff but he has assisted me with some… questioning of certain subjects. Dalia is a new one, but I haven’t seen her in weeks. And there was a couple of doctors with them as well, but i heard they were both called back on clan business.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> smiles. “And yes, I do keep tabs a bit on everyone, especially when Tremere gather in number.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “I would be disappointed if you did not, Archon. It’s kind of in your job description, right?” * he grins. “I am a doctor to some level and an investigator. I specialize with pathogens and knowledges of demons in my occult studies, also with forensics and I’m old enough to know some tales of the past, during those darker times. Now you know about me some.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor|’s eye seems to lose focus at Cass’ resume.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> smiles and nods. “Thank you. Now i don’t have to go look you up. I actually have had a working arrangement with your clan for a long time. I find some thaumaturgical objects quite useful in my line of work, and I have funneled recovered texts in the direction of your clan in return.”

<+Terra> Marge listens and then looks to Lynn.  “So do you want us to go talk to Creed, or leave it be?  Since the Anarchs aren’t looking for them anymore?”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “I do not mind assisting you or the region. I will need to set myself up with some ‘mortal’ job eventually but I have not decided as of yet what it will be.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| “Lot of opportunity in a place like this… speaking of I should change my occupation to something more legit than ‘acquirer of shiny things’.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> looks back over toward Marge. “If the Sabbat lied for them and let them go, there may be merit to what Samson said. As much as I hate to say it.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| looks at Lynn.  “Samson is…?”

<+Terra> Marge pipes up, “An asshole.  He’s the Brujah guy that Zane was worried about.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “What did he say?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> frowns a bit. “That the Caitiff that got ‘cured’ were actually recruited instead. Like i said, if the one in the woods lied to protect them, it may be true afterall.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “I suppose I’d like to know what they were ‘cured’ of. That part is elusive so far.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods. “Well, Setites had poisoned the blood supply of the Sabbat, and then came here to do the same. The drug once in a human’s sytem was lethal to us, causing massive bleeding and frenzy before finally being overtaken by it. The Sabbat, not wanting it to spread, or so they said, brought something that they had developed to stop it.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  relaxes and listens.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ nods. “Interesting. Are there more samples of what they brought?”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods to that as well. “The Tremere were studying said samples of the poison.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Ah, so I will know where to find that then.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| looks as though he was about to say something, but decides not to for the better.

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods. “So, the Tremere are working out of an old plantation house on the edge of town. It borders said forest of possible death, and last I had heard they were not planning on sending any sort of Regent down here due to the fact that this place is literally surrounded by Sabbat and therefore not worth the risk. So i have to wonder, what’d you do to get sent down here?”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  stretches, looking to Cassian, then to Connor with a quirked brow.

<+LordCanis> |Connor| focuses the bulk of his attention at Cass, wondering what terrible thing he did to have to slog through the Sabbat.

<+Terra> Marge looks at her phone as it goes off.  “Oh crap.  Some idiot is freaking about a coon in his dumpster.  Yay for the night job.”, she says and nods to the others.  “Uhm, unless you have anything specifically more pressing for me at the moment, it was nice meeting you, Cassian, if you need a hand feel free to get in touch with me… I am Gangrel and actually know the woods out there pretty well.”

<+LordCanis> |Connor| looks at the clock.  “Oh shit, I should get going too.  If you need me, just… look for the nearest gay bar.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  looks at Connor. “I’m coming with you.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ laughs at the comment Shotgun made. “If I did something wrong, I am not so aware of it so perhaps I will be surprised to learn it. I actually did not mind being asked to come here and study the region because of certain effects that are notable such as apparently, you cannot make Kindred of anyone from this region?”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Nice to meet you too, Marge. Have fun with the trash panda and sure, if you can give me your info, I’d be glad to keep in contact over things too.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  would get up to follow Connor out, and manages to resist stealing something this time as she exits.

<+Terra> Marge nods and hands a little card to Cassian, listing her as animal control.  “Sure, no problem.”, then she nods to Lynn as well and departs.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ accepts the card and gives Marge his as well.

<+LordCanis> |Connor| walks out the door, cool as a cucumber.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “Have a good night.”

<+Blackfyre> *Katarina*  looks chill as she follows.

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ looks at Katarina and watches as she goes, noting she wasn’t putting back what she stole. He looks back at Shotgun. “In seriousness, I had been out for some time and wanted something worthy to do, as I am getting back into things. I took a nap for a while. That is all.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> grins a bit at that, nodding. “I can relate. Shortly after my Embrace I took a dirt nap and woke up in the seventies.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ “I woke up a couple years ago and have been basically catching up on all of this technology and scientific advancements.. humans have made some incredible advancements in a couple hundred years…more so than in any other era I could have chosen to take a nap in.”

<@Nox_Aegis> <Shotgun> nods and stands up. “Seems your nap was longer than mine. I come from a land of stage coaches and gunfights. But I have had nearly four decades to acclimate. And I hate to chase you out but I have stuff I have to go check out now. But I look forward to working with you in the future. Perhaps you can straighten out a few things with your own people.”

<@Death> ▲► Cassian ◄▲ stands up as well. “That’s fine. Have a good night. I will go check up on my people at the place you mentioned tomorrow.” He’d bow to her politely and then head on out to go rest and all. it was going to be fun tomorrow.

Session Close: Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 2017