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  1. #1
    Winter's Avatar
    Winter
    Presence
    (Stoic)
    Education
    (West Point Grad)
    Abyssal Resonance
    Occultation
    Winter

    Nimbus

    Dark shadows scatter in ordered symmetrical patterns traversed by a crackling pallid silver light that wraps Winter in a pleasantly numbing and icy coldness.
    When vulgar magic is cast, the frequency of the oscillation of the dark fluid surges until the shadows arrange themselves in a solid black halo around Winter's head, the white light darkens into a fiery black sunlight and his eyes are set ablaze with vivid incandescence.
    Stats

    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor: 1(General)/2(Ballistic)
    Defense: 3

    Active Spells: 0
    Personal Spells: 0

    1
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    The minute hand of his watch ticks over the twelve and he just knows that the right time has stepped over the right place.
    He stands there, in the side chapel, facing the chair that Sand - the Apostate - had left empty not too many months ago, with a nimble flick of his wrist, he ashes his cigarette in the tray over the desk.

    They're the first among the Awakened, they must set the example. Today they'll pick a new Councillor, return the Consilium to a resemblance of normalcy. But who'll carry the burden?


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  3. #2
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    Shodan

    He's hanged around the Circle, in the hope of arriving last, or something close to that. Because really, they are about to have a politics talk about a 'Councilor' in a sombre building that's only made marginally better by all the tech put into it recently. And the chemistry between the Obrimoi can basically be described as 'six people'. So, no fun and frankly, have things been so bad without all the chairs that are about to be filled in the next few weeks?

    Councilors, that's rich. And they, the Mighty, are the lucky ones. They are numerous, capable people. The other four Watchtowers? Fresh faces all around, and not that many of them. Representative democracy isn't the hottest choice when your entire population is barely enough to fill a walk-in closet.

    The ugly stench of cigarettes betrays Winter's presence. And when Shodan looks around the side chapel, he sees nobody else but them.

    Shit

    "Winter" A nod, a simple acknowledgement. There's a package in his hand, wrapped in colorful paper, that Shodan sets on the desk "Got you something. We talked about it in a meeting... before. Not sure if you still want it. There's not much in there, actual magic-wise, but. I told you I'll do it, so I'm doing it. My word is my bond"

    If Winter unwraps the package, he'll see a copy of the notebook Nathaniel sent to Shodan some time ago "Don't worry, I copied it in my house. No one else's seen this" It's probably important to mention. Even if the text was no danger to the Mysteries if read, much less if only glanced at by a bored print shop employee. But better safe than sorry.

    And that's it. Shodan leans against the wall, hoping the meeting is somehow salvageable. Would be a shame to waste this outfit on a funeral-like affair.

  4. #3
    Winter's Avatar
    Winter
    Presence
    (Stoic)
    Education
    (West Point Grad)
    Abyssal Resonance
    Occultation
    Winter

    Nimbus

    Dark shadows scatter in ordered symmetrical patterns traversed by a crackling pallid silver light that wraps Winter in a pleasantly numbing and icy coldness.
    When vulgar magic is cast, the frequency of the oscillation of the dark fluid surges until the shadows arrange themselves in a solid black halo around Winter's head, the white light darkens into a fiery black sunlight and his eyes are set ablaze with vivid incandescence.
    Stats

    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor: 1(General)/2(Ballistic)
    Defense: 3

    Active Spells: 0
    Personal Spells: 0

    1
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    "Oh, it's you", he says without turning around, smoke still coming from the cigarette between his lips. The Guardian isn't betraying his emotions, though that in itself is telling.
    "Eh", he barely acknowledges Shodan's words, rather, his hands rummage over the book flipping it open, and he quickly pours over its content.
    Shodan's words hit base though, keeping one's oaths is important and the pain he's feeling right now is a testament to that. It is also a testament of how words can become cages. Still, as much as he admired Shodan's integrity, he wished such things were never written.
    Then he turns around, both hands squarely planted in his pockets as he leans with his back against the desk. He shuts his eyes for a moment, takes a deep breath, and when he's back his gaze locks with Shodan's.
    "Ease", he says, "as far as the Veil is concerned, you and I have a problem. On a personal level though, I don't bear you any ill-will. If you thought a bit more and acted less, though, you'd be better off. For example, the Ladder played you like a fiddle, you should have realized by now"


      1 success
    Date Action Roll Result
    2019-12-21 17:09:39 Winter rolls 4 to Perception (10 Again) 5, 8, 3, 3 1 success


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  6. #4
    Kaze's Avatar
    Striking Looks
    (Athletic)
    Presence
    (Interested)
    Contacts
    (Street)
    Danger Sense
    (+2 Detect Ambush)
    Zanshin (Iaido)
    (+2 Detect Ambush)
    Kaze

    Nimbus. The sound of rushing wind and flashes of lightning surround Kaze, and his clothes and hair move as if he is in a windstorm.
    Monthly Rits

    Monthly Rits Spell Cloaks Spells do not show unless scrutinized
    Transform Aura pot 1 (Aura is as a Sleeper)
    Organic Resilience (Life Mage Armor 2e) pot 3 ( Armor 2; Defense 2 + Higher of Dex or Wits)
    Body Mastery pot 1 (x2 rate healing Bash, Letha, Agravated; +1 success on all extended and instant rolls to resist diseases, poisons or drugs; +100 years lifespan)

    Scene specific spells: in mini-sheet 4
    Scene Specific

    (Portrait) Portrait of an Angel
    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor 3 ( +1 vs Bashing: Kung Fu 1)
    Defense 5
    Vulgar -1
    Active Spells: 3/5
    Personal Spells: 3
    Spell Tolerance: 3/3 Spell Rolls
    [1]Transform Aura[M]
    [2] Supernal Vision[D]
    [2] Organic Resilience[M]
    Key: Potency | Effect declaration if needed | Turns remaining ("M" = Monthly Ritual)

    (Bad House) The Return
    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor 3 ( +1 vs Bashing: Kung Fu 1)
    Defense 9 (Dex 6 from Honing the Form)
    Vulgar -1
    Active Spells: 3/5
    Personal Spells: 3
    Spell Tolerance: 3/3 Spell Rolls
    [4] Honing the Form
    [3] Organic Resilience Aurora's Life 5
    [2] Body Control [M]
    Key: Potency | Effect declaration if needed | Turns remaining ("M" = Monthly Ritual)

    +1
    SL
    2
    PRE

    Kaze arrives, wearing a brown leather jacket over a solid black tee and black trousers and athletic shoes. Nike.

    He smiles a little and nods to those already there, a rather subdued greeting coming from him. He takes a seat in the chapel, waiting without comment for official meeting things to start happening.
    Spells: Monthly Rits Transform Aura (aura appears to be a sleeper) Spell Cloaks (See mini-sheet)
    (Portrait)

  7. #5
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    Shodan

    "Well, I mean..." but what exatly Shodan 'means' will remain a mystery for now, as Kaze enters, making it a proper Path meeting. 50% turnout so far. Curiously, although the ex-Arrow had the best looks of all the Obrimoi, his arrival makes the room seem emptier, as you realize the other 50% aren't here.

    Shodan wonders if the budding discussion about who is whose real friend he's had with Winter can be continued later. Now that a post-Duel truce is expected, it could actually be productive, rather than a festival of insults and paranoia. Eh, perhaps after the trial.

    "While we're waiting for the others, is there anything on the agenda besides picking a Councilor?" Although he can't imagine there can be. It's not like the Golden Key people have a lot in common.

  8. #6
    Phoenyx's Avatar
    Presence (Focused)
    Trained Observer
    Dexterity (Lithe)
    Phoenyx
    Spells and Gear

    Monthly rits (cloaked):
    Supernal Vision (Pot 6)
    2E Life Shield (Pot 4)

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), pair of daggers, tonfa, Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), motorcycle (street bike)
    Phoenyx

    Nimbus: a pair of fiery scarlet wings unfurl her with an eagle's screech.

    2
    PRE

    Phoenyx walks quietly into the chamber in her leather longcoat, a nondescript black v-neck top and leggings. She looks like she hasn't been sleeping well - there are bags under her eyes. The Arrow seems tense, which only increases as she enters the room and sees Kaze.

    "Hey," she offers generally to the room at large, quietly taking up a place against the wall that can see both the door and the room. "Have things started already?" The First Talon glances between Winter and Shodan.
    Obrimos Adamantine Arrow, Cloaked Monthly Rits (in minisheet)

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  10. #7
    Winter's Avatar
    Winter
    Presence
    (Stoic)
    Education
    (West Point Grad)
    Abyssal Resonance
    Occultation
    Winter

    Nimbus

    Dark shadows scatter in ordered symmetrical patterns traversed by a crackling pallid silver light that wraps Winter in a pleasantly numbing and icy coldness.
    When vulgar magic is cast, the frequency of the oscillation of the dark fluid surges until the shadows arrange themselves in a solid black halo around Winter's head, the white light darkens into a fiery black sunlight and his eyes are set ablaze with vivid incandescence.
    Stats

    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor: 1(General)/2(Ballistic)
    Defense: 3

    Active Spells: 0
    Personal Spells: 0

    1
    OCC
    2
    PRE

    50% + 1, they had reached the quorum. Not that it mattered, democracy was overrated.
    It bothered the Guardian to start the meeting without Star - the guy really needed a car - but time was precious.
    He acknowledges both Phoenyx and Kaze with a nod, but "Ley lines", it's all he says.


  11. #8
    Kaze's Avatar
    Striking Looks
    (Athletic)
    Presence
    (Interested)
    Contacts
    (Street)
    Danger Sense
    (+2 Detect Ambush)
    Zanshin (Iaido)
    (+2 Detect Ambush)
    Kaze

    Nimbus. The sound of rushing wind and flashes of lightning surround Kaze, and his clothes and hair move as if he is in a windstorm.
    Monthly Rits

    Monthly Rits Spell Cloaks Spells do not show unless scrutinized
    Transform Aura pot 1 (Aura is as a Sleeper)
    Organic Resilience (Life Mage Armor 2e) pot 3 ( Armor 2; Defense 2 + Higher of Dex or Wits)
    Body Mastery pot 1 (x2 rate healing Bash, Letha, Agravated; +1 success on all extended and instant rolls to resist diseases, poisons or drugs; +100 years lifespan)

    Scene specific spells: in mini-sheet 4
    Scene Specific

    (Portrait) Portrait of an Angel
    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor 3 ( +1 vs Bashing: Kung Fu 1)
    Defense 5
    Vulgar -1
    Active Spells: 3/5
    Personal Spells: 3
    Spell Tolerance: 3/3 Spell Rolls
    [1]Transform Aura[M]
    [2] Supernal Vision[D]
    [2] Organic Resilience[M]
    Key: Potency | Effect declaration if needed | Turns remaining ("M" = Monthly Ritual)

    (Bad House) The Return
    Health:
    Mana:
    WP:
    Armor 3 ( +1 vs Bashing: Kung Fu 1)
    Defense 9 (Dex 6 from Honing the Form)
    Vulgar -1
    Active Spells: 3/5
    Personal Spells: 3
    Spell Tolerance: 3/3 Spell Rolls
    [4] Honing the Form
    [3] Organic Resilience Aurora's Life 5
    [2] Body Control [M]
    Key: Potency | Effect declaration if needed | Turns remaining ("M" = Monthly Ritual)

    +1
    SL
    2
    PRE

    Kaze nods quietly in the direction of Phoenyx, saying nothing. He nods in much the same way to Winter’s statement of agenda acknowledging.
    Spells: Monthly Rits Transform Aura (aura appears to be a sleeper) Spell Cloaks (See mini-sheet)
    (Portrait)

  12. #9
    S
    Shodan

    With each passing minute, the meeting feels more and more like a wake, and one where the family members liked neither the deaceased, nor one another. Everyone is so... tense and quiet. And Phoenyx looks like she hasn't slept in ages. It's all very disconcerting.

    Maybe things will get better once they get some concrete talking points to latch onto.

    "Ley lines? What about them?" He asks Winter, curious.

  13. #10
    Phoenyx's Avatar
    Presence (Focused)
    Trained Observer
    Dexterity (Lithe)
    Phoenyx
    Spells and Gear

    Monthly rits (cloaked):
    Supernal Vision (Pot 6)
    2E Life Shield (Pot 4)

    Gear: Smartphone, Pistol (Beretta M92, +2 lethal), pair of daggers, tonfa, Reinforced Leather trenchcoat (1/0), motorcycle (street bike)
    Phoenyx

    Nimbus: a pair of fiery scarlet wings unfurl her with an eagle's screech.

    2
    PRE

    Even someone as closed off as Phoenyx can still register tension in the air, weather just before a conflict or the tired tension that remains after; after the adrenaline and fighting. It seemed Winter and Shodan were still stiff. Maybe that would take time. Maybe it would get worse. Hard to say.

    She looks up at the mention of ley lines. "You mentioned looking at sites of magical power in the city at the Concilium... is this connected with that?" The Arrow rolls her shoulders. "Is Spark coming?"
    Obrimos Adamantine Arrow, Cloaked Monthly Rits (in minisheet)

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