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    Emily Makerith

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    Rhodes



    Angular features, pointed ears. His jet-black hair bursts into bright red flowers and fine dark leaves about his ears forming a wreath of firey foliage that trailed just below his shoulders. Thin woody vines broached and twined across his milky-white skin, with leaves and budding flowers breaking into bloom at his cuffs.

    Hedgespun coat - darkest thunderclouds, broiling and writhing, occasionally flashing as if lighting was happening on the other
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    Nimbus: Scarlet flames rising out from her like giant sperading wings, and the sound of an eagle's screech.
    Emily Makerith Scenes
     
     

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    It had been an intense night for some, less so for others.

    But Ram's little band of friends had come through. They had a name - Michael Washburne, AKA Tobias Morgan, a name left behind in the suburbs of some almost cliché Southern suburb. But now the Fetch, the creature wearing Ram's human face, had become Michael.

    They had left the Autumn hollow in something of a daze and agreed to meet at Circe's apartment to discuss, debrief and plan. A place that was likely very secure and, perhaps as importantly, the coffee would flow.
    Ram , Circe , Titania and Gerrit were gathered to make their next move.

    Welcome to part 2 of Justice and Vengeance!

    As mentioned in the OOC thread here, this is an afternoon meeting the day after the Dream-walking form part 1, so Willpower & Glamour expenditure has not refreshed. Please record this in your first post, just so I know where people are at (I know I requested in to OOC but I like having it at each point for ease of tracking )

    If you wish, you can make some kind of investigation-type roll to look up either or both of the names - most likely is Intelligence plus either Investigation or Computers based on method - give me a little synopsis in your first post and do intros in the same, so we can keep up the pace. You have a maximum of 4 hours for time and you can use teamwork if you wish, using the usual rules - if you do I recommend sorting it in a chat before and posting straight out so we hit the ground running.

    If you want to argue another roll with a merit you might want to know if is useful, or use this time for something else, message me and I'll aim to get back to you asap. Things take time and this is a short turnaround, so you'll basically get a single avenue or pursuit, investigation or something else.

    Once I've responded to the rolls, I'll be largely observing until you need ST calls information/knowledge, so please don't wait on me. This is entirely for you all to plan your next move.
    Scourge Origins Vincent Aeolus
    "Why? Why? Why? WHY?"
    "Four excellent questions!"
    Martin Kreefe and Douglas Richardson, Cabin Pressure

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    Titania's Avatar
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    (Lovely)
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    (Spring)
    Arcadian Body
    (Presence)
    Striking Looks
    (Gorgeous)
    Distinctive Voice
    (Posh Accent)
    Titania

    Telluric / Bright One

    Fairest


    Mask

    A striking brunette in her 20s with deep blue eyes, shoulder length hair and a 1000-watt smile. Her features have a radiant beauty to them. She styles herself after the latest fashions, never forgetting to add a touch of tradition to her mises.
    Titania

    Mien

    The elegant and armonious movement of the celestial spheres is reflected upon her hair, galaxies dance across the pitch black background in clockwork-like precision, delicate specks of moondust blaze down in her wake, disappearing just as they touch the floor. Her eyes, like star sapphires, shine in tandem with the globes of light that dance around her, floating like planets swept around a Sun.
    Titania

    Mantle

    A field of roses under the glistening pale moon of a star sprangled spring night. Occasionally, midnight blue roses emerge from her hair, their petals swept by a gentle breeze, just to fade into the bed of sparkling diamond moondust left in her trail by her mien, vanishing without trace soon thereafter.

    1
    FAME
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    +1
    DV
    5
    PRE

    Telluric Bright One

    Well, not much to report from her part. The dream had been refreshing, but it came with the realization that she hadn't helped much in locating the fetch.
    She lets herself fall on Circe's Sofa, still unaccustomed to her peculiar sense of interior design.


    Glam: 5 - WP: 2
    New Identity ● (Eleanor Tessier)
    Fame ● (Social Media)

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    Gerrit's Avatar
    New Identity
    (Gerrit Jameson)
    Gerrit

    Mien:
    Leathery scars, bruises and scaly scabs cover the whole hairless body. There is a certain symmetry to the disfigurements, the color of the visible skin ranging from pale pink to purple and dark red.

    Mantle:
    Contrast seem to grow slightly more stark around Gerrit, the crisp clearness of a winter morning.
    Gerrit Scenes
     Making an effort to give a speech., 
     
     
      Trying to be a good person.
     Harden Mask, Invoke Smoke 4 (Murkblur), Extraordinary Effort
     

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    PRE

    Stonebones

    It was bad enough that he hadn't helped Ram tracking down his Fetch's dream - he simply couldn't sit idly by when his friend fought to get some closure on that end. Prompted by his text Gerrit arranged for a free day at the shop and spent some time at the local library. Yes, using a private computer would have been easier, but that way he wouldn't leave any traces at their home.

    So there he was, going through phonebooks and other archives that might keep tabs on various city's populations. It wasn't exactly what he used to do in an earlier life, but he knew his way around communal bureaucracy and knew where to look. A phone call or two after getting an initial lead got him some interesting pieces of information. Whether they would be useful (or even truthful) he couldn't tell, but at least he wouldn't show up empty handed. He jotted everything down on a legal pad, and went on his way to Circe's.

    Investigation 5 successes



    Gerrit hesitated a bit as he found himself at the address Ram gave him. He didn't feel nearly close enough with the Queen of Wrath to feel comfortable in visiting her home, but maybe that was just his Winter paranoia coloring his view on the matter.
    Well, this will probably be the easiest part about this. Which was true. The Ogre pressed his lips together tightly, causing a coppery taste to spread in his mouth, and knocked at Circe's door.
    Once inside he gave the gathered Lost a wave. "Hello. Uhm, I also wanted to help Ram with this.. situation." He stood there kinda awkwardly, not sure where to sit or stand. Did Ram tell the others that Gerrit was coming? Well, they'd have to deal with it. As would the Stonebones himself. Gerrit took off his backpack and got out the legal pad. "I could dig up some things that might help us."

    Glamour: 7
    WP: 2




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    Circe's Avatar
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    Striking Looks
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    Mantle Dry Heat
    Circe

    Merit-Striking Looks (exotic)
    Mein:

    Her skin turns a slate-blue and her hair bone white. The whites of her eyes are blood red, the irises are purple with cat-slit black pupils. The helix of her ears elongate out 2" inches ending in a tip. Her features sharpen and her figure has an unnatural, inhuman litheness that can be intellectually disturbing.
    Scenes

    AE-sq

    FR
    VB
    CS-FIC
    CS-Nex3
    Mask

    Her skin brings to mind Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Asian races, though her high cheek bones and sharp facial structure don't match. Most assume she is of mixed ancestry given the pale blonde hair.

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    2
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    "Well welcome Gerrit, ya want a coffee or donut? Come on in," Circe had greeted him and not objected to his arrival.

    Circe was nothing if not a thug, but more relevantly she was a bit of a coffee addict. So, she had insisted upon not buying any donut shop coffee to compare to her own stock when she stopped at such a place. Donuts were the alternative instead, in a wide variety available in her dining room. Napkins were present along with coasters and a bowl of apples as the center piece. The elfin Fairest herself was in the kitchen, getting coffee brewing because this could be a haul for those folks not used to late shifts.


    Proper meals would take time and Circe would firmly suggest Grub Hub to save herself from not being uninvolved in the discussion. Sure, she could shout from the kitchen area but that'd get old and she might mix up cayenne and salt or something like that.


    She'd also taken the time to put a do not enter sign upon the walk-in closet she'd turned into a workshop. The Wi-fi Guest password is something Circe will have shared. Circe will be providing coffee to those who asked. After that, she'd go to town on her computer.

    Glamour 5, Willpower 4
    Fairest: Larcenist | WYRD 2| Mantle: Dry Desert Heat |Health: 7| Willpower: 5 | Glamour: 7

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    Ram's Avatar
    Attribute (Strength)
    (Barrel Chested)
    Merit (Arcadian Body:Str)
    (Huge Arms)
    Attribute (Dexterity)
    (Bull in a China shop)
    New ID (Andrew Sarcacious)
    Mantle (Summer)
    (+1 Athletics, Sounds of Battle)
    Ram

    Mask
    Six foot, barrel chested, and didn't skip leg day. Ram is a muscle bound behemoth. His face and body are scarred from numerous injuries and his movements look stilted with pain occasionally. Still, his craggy face does soften occasionally.

    Mien
    Ram looks like he could knuckle walk if he wanted. His arms and chest are enormous. More akin to a gorilla than human. His skin is an amalgamation of stony hide with fire cracks running through it and pieces of Fey machinery grafted at the joints. Segmented pieces of metal are bolted to run down his spine legs. Wood covers his skull with willow leaves providing hair, while curved bone horns sprout from the foliage.

    2
    PRE

    Ram arrived a little late, holding his laptop in front of him even though it was closed. As if afraid he’d somehow mess it up if he tipped it on its side. Or that what he’d found out would somehow leak out? All that could be said for certain was that he seemed much more at ease once he placed it on a stable surface.

    “Hey guys,” he said to everyone “So what did everyone find out?” he asked with a little trepidation. He hadn’t turned up a lot himself for the four hours of work he’d put in before coming here.
    Rolls 1 success


    Glam: 6, WP: 3
    Render | Strength 6 | Mantle 1 Distant sounds of battle

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    Titania's Avatar
    Pretty Princess
    Presence
    (Lovely)
    Mantle
    (Spring)
    Arcadian Body
    (Presence)
    Striking Looks
    (Gorgeous)
    Distinctive Voice
    (Posh Accent)
    Titania

    Telluric / Bright One

    Fairest


    Mask

    A striking brunette in her 20s with deep blue eyes, shoulder length hair and a 1000-watt smile. Her features have a radiant beauty to them. She styles herself after the latest fashions, never forgetting to add a touch of tradition to her mises.
    Titania

    Mien

    The elegant and armonious movement of the celestial spheres is reflected upon her hair, galaxies dance across the pitch black background in clockwork-like precision, delicate specks of moondust blaze down in her wake, disappearing just as they touch the floor. Her eyes, like star sapphires, shine in tandem with the globes of light that dance around her, floating like planets swept around a Sun.
    Titania

    Mantle

    A field of roses under the glistening pale moon of a star sprangled spring night. Occasionally, midnight blue roses emerge from her hair, their petals swept by a gentle breeze, just to fade into the bed of sparkling diamond moondust left in her trail by her mien, vanishing without trace soon thereafter.

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    FAME
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    SL
    +1
    DV
    5
    PRE

    Telluric Bright One

    "Well, the man's dream was most likely a nightmare. I don't know whether there was any involvement with your situation, though. Nevertheless, everything went well on my end", she says, stretching her arms while resting her back on the sofa.
    "What about you, did you find anything?"
    New Identity ● (Eleanor Tessier)
    Fame ● (Social Media)

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    Xadun's Avatar
    Presence
    (Confident)
    Contacts
    (Street, Clubs)
    Primal Urge
    Emily Makerith

    Emily Makerith Scenes
     
     
    Rhodes



    Angular features, pointed ears. His jet-black hair bursts into bright red flowers and fine dark leaves about his ears forming a wreath of firey foliage that trailed just below his shoulders. Thin woody vines broached and twined across his milky-white skin, with leaves and budding flowers breaking into bloom at his cuffs.

    Hedgespun coat - darkest thunderclouds, broiling and writhing, occasionally flashing as if lighting was happening on the other
    Phoenyx



    Nimbus: Scarlet flames rising out from her like giant sperading wings, and the sound of an eagle's screech.
    Emily Makerith Scenes
     
     

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    SL
    3
    PRE

    Ram takes up the names, and tries to hunt down the thing that took his life. The name Matthew Washburne does not appear in anything so simple as a directory. Understandably, he is drawn to the young man that was Tobias Morgan... the man that he once was, before his Keeper sunk his bayonet-like claws into him.

    Checking what he saw in the dream against real records, there is definitely a suburb called Maple Drive in a sleepy town in Louisiana that experienced a large fire almost thirty years ago, the property of one Andrew Morgan. He was injured in the blaze but not seriously - he had been the only person in the house at the time. His own quote described the fire as a 'gas explosion' caused by a 'juvenile delinquent breaking into his house' - though there is no mention of Tobias specifically. With a little bit of rudimentary internet poking there is a record of a Tobias Morgan graduating in the area, though nothing beyond that.

    With the names Gerrit takes to local libraries and tries to track down either name. He has no luck finding the right Tobias Morgan - the only names that match are the wrong age or ethnicity. Similarly, he quickly finds there is no simple way of tracking down Matthew Washburne - relevant no social media presence, no directory listed. However, trying to use what else Ram had told him about the dream leads him to looking at house fires. What he does find is a newspaper cutting almost ten years old that mentions the name - a side-piece to a main article widespread fire in 2004. Attached is a blurry photograph of a tall man clearly trying to avoid the camera, but the shaved head, deep brow and strong body match strongly to the mask of Ram.

    Newspaper Article


    Following that line, and with a little bit of charming his way around a central bureaucracy, Gerrit manages to find some registration records that point Matthew Washburne as having been a member of Sacramento Fire Department for over twenty-five years and crucially, a current living address.

    Interestingly, the records don't go back much further than that. No graduation, no early history or locatable family in the area of the city.

    As I said before, I'm going to hand back and observe from here on, jumping in only for questions or roll resolution.
    "Why? Why? Why? WHY?"
    "Four excellent questions!"
    Martin Kreefe and Douglas Richardson, Cabin Pressure

  14. #8
    Gerrit's Avatar
    New Identity
    (Gerrit Jameson)
    Gerrit

    Mien:
    Leathery scars, bruises and scaly scabs cover the whole hairless body. There is a certain symmetry to the disfigurements, the color of the visible skin ranging from pale pink to purple and dark red.

    Mantle:
    Contrast seem to grow slightly more stark around Gerrit, the crisp clearness of a winter morning.
    Gerrit Scenes
     Making an effort to give a speech., 
     
     
      Trying to be a good person.
     Harden Mask, Invoke Smoke 4 (Murkblur), Extraordinary Effort
     

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    PRE

    Stonebones

    "A coffee would be great, thank you." Maybe his worries about Circe were unfounded. She seemed to be fine with inviting people over she trusted. Probably helps that she could outgun any potential threat..
    He went over to an open spot on the couch and sat down, minding to keep a bit of distance to Titania. He remembered the stressful afternoon they've chased after the grey hoods. The Telluric didn't leave a great impression back then.

    He furrowed his brows when she talked about the nightmare. He should have asked Ram to brief him more thoroughly - another parallel to their Cult-investigation. At least it didn't seem to be important for Ram's case.

    The Stonebones on the other hand had a lot to show. He read the results of his research off the legal pad, making sure to talk loudly and clearly so Circe could hear him from the kitchen (should she be busy with the coffee): the newspaper article, the matching photo, Washburn's occupation and current address and the weird lack of paper trail once he went back far enough. After finishing he silently went over his list again, lest he forgot something vital.

    He then looked at the other Lost, finishing at Ram. "I guess that gives us a few ways to proceed. Did you find anything?"



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    Circe's Avatar
    Scene Stats
    Striking Looks
    (Exotic)
    Presence
    Mantle Dry Heat
    Circe

    Merit-Striking Looks (exotic)
    Mein:

    Her skin turns a slate-blue and her hair bone white. The whites of her eyes are blood red, the irises are purple with cat-slit black pupils. The helix of her ears elongate out 2" inches ending in a tip. Her features sharpen and her figure has an unnatural, inhuman litheness that can be intellectually disturbing.
    Scenes

    AE-sq

    FR
    VB
    CS-FIC
    CS-Nex3
    Mask

    Her skin brings to mind Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Asian races, though her high cheek bones and sharp facial structure don't match. Most assume she is of mixed ancestry given the pale blonde hair.

    +1
    SL
    2
    PRE

    Internet Search 6 Suxx



    Circe finishes in the kitchen, leaving the laptop with her prior search results still up on the counter. Using a tray, the Summer Fairest bringing out the coffee to those whom wanted. She is not in a maid outfit, just normal clothes.


    Circe distributes coffee and donuts before examining the paper Ram had dug up. "That's more actionable then what I could find on Tobias," she sips her coffee from the largest mug present. Louisiana online records and genealogical databases had been her choice for searching for both Andrew and Tobias Morgan. Circe reaches beneath the coffee table. Then pulls out a stack of stapled papers to hand over to Ram with those results she mentioned.


    "I haven't searched fer Washburne yet but if he's a city employee," she gives Ram a thumbs up, "City hall ain't that hard ta hack fer personnel files. I've hacked the PD, I'd love ta leave a backdoor in city hall." Circe could see that being useful later too. She looks around the room as she sighs, "Though no offense folks, I prefer ta hack alone, in darkness. Fairy NEET powers. Buuut," Circe sips her coffee and puts it down before leaving the room.


    She returns after a minute with her active laptop. In this case, it is showing a picture of the street address provided by Ram. She presents it screen first to Ram, "Google Maps! Useful fer seeing what is there that ain't government owned. That satellite shot should show the place, might even have street level too."


    If everyone wants to crowd around, Circe can just link the laptop to her big screen TV.


    ooc: Sorry misunderstood that we could post prior research first. Thought it was all going to be rolls during the 4 hours in scene.
    Fairest: Larcenist | WYRD 2| Mantle: Dry Desert Heat |Health: 7| Willpower: 5 | Glamour: 7

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    Ram's Avatar
    Attribute (Strength)
    (Barrel Chested)
    Merit (Arcadian Body:Str)
    (Huge Arms)
    Attribute (Dexterity)
    (Bull in a China shop)
    New ID (Andrew Sarcacious)
    Mantle (Summer)
    (+1 Athletics, Sounds of Battle)
    Ram

    Mask
    Six foot, barrel chested, and didn't skip leg day. Ram is a muscle bound behemoth. His face and body are scarred from numerous injuries and his movements look stilted with pain occasionally. Still, his craggy face does soften occasionally.

    Mien
    Ram looks like he could knuckle walk if he wanted. His arms and chest are enormous. More akin to a gorilla than human. His skin is an amalgamation of stony hide with fire cracks running through it and pieces of Fey machinery grafted at the joints. Segmented pieces of metal are bolted to run down his spine legs. Wood covers his skull with willow leaves providing hair, while curved bone horns sprout from the foliage.

    2
    PRE

    “We made it to the fetch’s dream. It was a nightmare too.” He didn’t mention the child’s. It didn’t look like Titania made it there. Hopefully, the kid wasn’t scarred for life. “And a memory. Not sure how accurate it was with what went down but…,” Ram cleared his throat trying not to let his feelings get the better of him “It was my home, my old home, on fire. And there was this big guy beating on the fetch. My dad, maybe a brother.” He gave a small huff through his nose.

    “Anyway,” he said, skipping almost everything because he wasn’t sure he could hold it together while describing things “We, uh, found out the old address and… my name.” Clear throat, swallow, scratch his neck. “Tobias Morgan… and that the fetch abandoned it.” Killed it!

    “And took the name Michael Washburne.” This was a lot harder to talk about than he would have thought.

    “I was able to find Maple Drive. It’s in Louisiana,” Which brought up a whole other pile of worms on how Ram had felt familiarity with Sacramento and not there. He had a horrible sneaking suspicion that he’d somehow gotten the thoughts from his fetch. He didn’t want to think about that. “There was a fire there thirty years ago. Owner was Andrew Morgan. Probably the big guy in the dream.” And another creepy detail that the Ogre was now going by the first half of that name.

    “Didn’t die in the fire though. Claimed it was a gas explosion set off by a juvie. Probably its doing.”

    “I also found my… its graduation from school.”
    He took a heavy breath through his nose as he finished up. Glad to let someone else talk for a bit.

    Gerrit had found much more useful information. It was a firefighter. And they had an address! Emotions swirled in his stomach to the point they almost made him feel sick. They had an address. What did they do now?

    When Circe returned with the map open, he looked it up on his own computer and went to the street view. So, that was it. That’s where the target was.

    “It saw me during the dream,” Ram growled, remembering he’d left that out “I don’t know if it got a read on me. It might know some stuff. But I know it’s got a hard on for justice and anger. Thought my house burning was justice on Andrew.”

    The Render bit his lip a little as he used the cursor to look around.

    “I say we take some time gear up and blitz the place before it has too much time to prepare. Or decides to kill this name as well and go to ground again.”
    Render | Strength 6 | Mantle 1 Distant sounds of battle

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