<Deveraux> has finally decided it’s time to explore the seat of higher learning in the area and decided there was no better place to start than it’s vault of tomes and scrolls, more commonly referred to in this era as the library.

Sissy sneaks into the campus library after her last job, holding a cup of coffee from the nearby cafe.

■► Cassian ◄■ wandered through the campus library shelves on scientific research and medicine, taking a few books of select choice from their places. It was time to look into a few things and upgrade on current knowledge again.

<Deveraux> wanders the stacks idly scanning the spines of books as his walking stick makes soft thudding sounds on the rug of the library. He is looking specifically on historical records of New Orleans and more specifically unexplained events or phenomena.

Sissy is hanging around the ghost and unexplained section, and smiles a little when she sees Deveraux. “I don’t believe you have a student ID, sir.”, she jokes.

■► Cassian ◄■ acquires his collection of medical/sciency books and would move to head to a table. He’d head to a table and set the books upon it, and then begin his browsing.

<Deveraux> “Ah, yes, the proof that I am who I claim to be or that I am a member of a certain caste or have authority. You are correct. I have no student credentials to show you.”

Sissy tilts her head as she looks at him, then shakes it. “Oooookay. Do they not have jokes where you come from?”, she asks quietly as she runs her fingers over the books lightly.

<Deveraux> “Apologies. Sometimes it is difficult for me to recognize humor when presented with it. What knowledge do you currently seek here?”

Sissy watches him a bit more, then nods. “Wow. Oh, ghost stuff mostly. First about the ship they’ve been seeing as it is local legend and then maybe go hit up some curio places for info or ways to protect myself.”

<Deveraux> “Protect yourself from ghostly entities?”

Sissy grabs one book and starts to move toward a table when she spies Cassian. She still speaks quietly. “Yeah. Exactly. I know some family tricks for fighting off other stuff… Ghosts shouldnt be too different I think.”

■► Cassian ◄■ glances up at Sissy and Deveraux and nods to them. “Hello, Sissy and Deveraux. A pleasant surprise to see you both.”

<Deveraux> shrugs slightly, “If you say so.” He walks with her and nods to Cassian, “Good evening. It would appear all three of us are seeking knowledge this evening.”

Sissy just looks over at Deveraux for a moment, then shakes her head and sits down at the table. “I could be wrong but I usually have pretty good instincts.”

Sissy cracks the book open before looking at Cassian. “Are you the doctor that helped Henry?”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods to Deveraux and looks at their choices of books if he could make them out. “Yes, it does seem that we are. How are you both doing this evening?” He’d look over at Sissy and nods to her. “Yes.”

<Deveraux> sits at the table but has no books, just his walking stick. “I am fine so far.” He seems content to listen to them speak for the time being. [[ Because I have to do work stuff. Grrr. ]]

Sissy sips her coffee and starts looking through the book a little before lo

oking back up at Cassian. “Yeah. Just kinda studying local stuff for curiousity sake.”

■► Cassian ◄■ “I do have a way of warding against spirits, if you wish for some help.. I am working on it currently.”

Sissy tilts her head and looks him over. “Yeah, maybe. I heard some of them can get mean.”

■► Cassian ◄■ “Yes.. there’s a particularly bad spectre problem about now. I can do wards though, once I get done with my studies on them.”

Sissy blinks. “Wards… Like glyphs and symbols?”

<Deveraux> nods, “Exactly.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods, affirming.

Sissy nods a little before adjusting the amber earring she wears subconsciously. “Oh, okay. Is that hard for you to do?”

<Deveraux> checks his pocket watch as he often does before bidding people good evening, “Sadly I must take my leave. My.. Spidey-sense.. is tingling.” He stands and bows to them and heads off with purpose.

■► Cassian ◄■ “No, it is not difficult. Just a bit time consuming.” He would bid Deveraux adieu.

Sissy chuckles. “Awww, he made a joke. I think.”, she smirks and then nods to Cassian. “What would you want in return?”

■► Cassian ◄■ “I think he did, and he knows about Spider-man. That makes him an acknowledged nerd of some sort.”

<Sissy> chuckles a little at that. “Yeah. He seems kinda weird but he seems to know a lot of stuff.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods in agreement. “Yes, he does seem to know quite a bit and I do hope to get more time to talk with him about various things and to hear his opinions.”

<Sissy> glances around just a bit before focusing on Cassian again. “So… Henry thought you might know about the shadow monsters…”

■► Cassian ◄■ glances around, raising auspex, as they were talking something private and it would be good to hear if anyone had any eaves they were dropping in on their convo. He’d look at Sissy. “Do you mean the specters or something else?”

<Sissy> shrugs slightly and glances back to her book. “I don’t know what they are. I don’t think they are ghosts. But he mentioned something about it and I have seen something like that too.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods. “Can you describe what you saw and where?”

<Sissy> frowns a little bit, figiting with the book. “It attacked me at my old apartment… threw me around pretty good… the dark was like… almost solid, and cold. Like, you couldn’t breathe in it. It was playing with me like a cat or something… anyway… I got my flares and shot it with one and it freaked out and took off. But I was in the hospital with cracked ribs, a broken

arm, and about half my blood gone.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods. “That is pretty serious. You do not know when it first found you, do you?”

<Sissy> shakes her head a little bit. “I swear I have seen it or something like it here and there since then but it could just be my nerves. I just… I can’t even sleep in the dark anymore. When I heard Henry talking about what sounded kinda the same I decided to see if he knew more about it, or if it was around. Cause I would rather not come face to face with it again.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods. “I can ward your place if you’d like but if you truly feel you are in danger, I can give you my number. Also, you might want to consider running to somewhere like the Trill to hang in there with other people.”

<Sissy> shrugs and nods almsot at the same time. “I usually sleep better in the daytime. I feel safer that way. And I am not helpless… That’s why you see me at the Trill a lot. There’s a lot of… you guys there but everyone is pretty chill so I don’t worry too much.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods and would give her a card. “Call me if you are stuck somewhere or get to the trill and maybe we can find this entity to see more clearly what it is… and when you’d like me to come ward some things for you.”

<Sissy> nods and takes it, and frowns as she notes her coffee is empty. “Well, thanks. Cassian, right? I am gonna go get more coffee and I’ll see you around.”

■► Cassian ◄■ nods. “Take care, Sissy.” He’d smile to her and then go back to reading.