Wardens Fourth Edition
Demonhound in the Park - Downtime
A look at what happened after Session 38.
Area and Group Notes
Oakland police continue to get calls to locations in O-town Boys' territory. Once again upon arrival, they find members of the gang tied up with evidence of their crimes laid out around them. Within a couple of weeks, almost all of the gang members have been arrested. The police can find no trace of the few members that are still on the streets and suspect that they are in hiding trying to avoid a similar fate.
Delta-Vee sends an email to the Knight and Amethyst. The email says that Dr. Kensington sent him some disks containing an analysis of the data from the events of Prime's disappearance. The analysis includes some specific readings that the local sensors can be programmed to scan for and Delta-Vee requests permission to arrange to have that set up. Amethyst responds to have it set up without delay.
The FSS releases a bulletin to all law enforcement agencies and Radley-Gold groups announcing the escape of Cornelius Stone and two crystalline entities. The three comatose prisoners were being transported via a special transport train to Blanco Mesa when a 'black knight' attacked the train destroying it and killing most of the FSS personnel onboard. One of the survivors witnessed the 'black knight' reviving the prisoners and then fleeing the scene with them. A digital sketch of the 'black knight' is included in the bulletin. The armor depicted in the sketch looks like that worn by Edweard Ragnarsson the Dissenter but the person wearing it does not look like him.
Eon and Indigo go to England looking for leads on her missing brother.
Karalyn Nicholas, a.k.a. Amethyst (II)
Tommy continues to attend Karalyn's sign language classes even though he seems to have mastered ASL. He also spends a lot of time around Karalyn's legal clinic office at the community center.
Amethyst spends time researching demonhounds. She finds there was a lot of activity in 1995 and 1996 in the Bay area. Most of it is associated with Dameon a former member of the Wardens.
Kimberly's community service commitment is fulfilled and she talks with Karalyn about continuing to work at the Ramon Marcel Community Center. Karalyn tells her that volunteering is a lot different than having to do something. She adds that Kimberly should carefully consider continuing to volunteer as people will be depending on her and if she promises to be there then she needs to take the responsibility seriously and be there. Karalyn finishes by warning that being around Calen should not be part of Kimberly's decision to volunteer; it must be for her and the people she is helping.
Randy McLeod, a.k.a. Delta-Vee
On the final day of the cheer competition, an article appears in one of the local newspaper questioning if some of the members of the cheer team are paranormals like Randy McLeod, one of their coaches. The article quoting an unnamed source says that some of the team members were seen horsing around at practice performing maneuvers that were well beyond the abilities of other competitors. Despite the assertions made in the article, the team only finishes sixth in the competition and fails to qualify for Nationals.
Judah Ambrose, a.k.a. Eon (Lazarus)
Judah's search routines identify several articles on crystals being used as power sources. Further research shows that the crystals are being used in solar arrays to collect solar energy and are not providing the power themselves.
Madame Mystery's Sunday feature story in the Examiner is a story on Eon. It features some of his history as the healer from the bus accident and his accepting the award for his actions from the mayor up to his current adventures in his new crystalline form including his hospital visits with Dr. Rebecca Miller, noted Paranormal Medicine expert. The story also comments on Eon's ever-changing appearance and speculates that he may have been with the Wardens since early 2006 as a series of unnamed 'associates.'
Marsa Stilhanov, a.k.a. Indigo
During the capture of the demonhound, Indigo recognized a marking but could not remember where she last saw it. She starts investigating the marking in her books. Several days go by before she remembers it was a tattoo, a friend of my brother had on his shoulder. She meditates and remembers more of what happened during her journey here. She remembers that her brother's friend was changed into the demonhound then was sent through the portal to stop her. She decides she must find out if there is anyway to retrieve any memories from the creature as to the whereabouts of her brother.
Indigo senses that her brother may be close by. She searches in the direction that her senses lead her but finds no trace of him. She heads back, rejoins the Wardens and tells them her findings.
Karex researches supernatural supervillains and beasties asking for the Melinda's help in putting together a quick-reference guide to anyone/anything the Wardens are likely to encounter while battling the Dark One or its minions. Karex instructs Melinda to relay the entries whenever appropriate over the team's communicator in the voice of a grizzled old storyteller. Melinda borrows the Wardens' old computer's voice for the storyteller.
After some research, Karex assembles a 'supernatural hunter kit' for each of the Wardens and the team's vehicle. It is a stylish black case containing a revolver loaded with silver bullets, wooden stakes, holy symbols for each of the planet's major religions, water blessed by prominent local religious figures, a small bag of salt, a string of garlic, wolf's bane and other assorted movie anti-supernatural creature gear.
William Rouen, a.k.a. Knight of Saint Michael
William attends a security conference in Seattle. Colonel Harry Ridgehall introduces William to Sanna Odebe, an Orion special agent. After conversing several times during the conference, Odebe says that he will be in San Francisco at the end of March and would like William to be his guest at a meeting at the Russian consulate. Odebe explains that he thinks that several of the businesses at the meeting that do business in Russia would be interested in William's insights on corporate security and paranormals.
The Knight's follow up on the O-town Boys finds that the gang seems to be in a death spiral. The mysterious crusader who seems to have made it his duty to shut them down has for all intents and purposes eradicated the O-town Boys. Police reports on interrogations of captured gang members indicate that the mystery paranormal that is wreaking havoc on the gang is male, very fast and wears blue clothing. The description sounds like a paranormal the FSS has dubbed 'Blue Boy.'
Reports out of South America and Orion headquarters inform the Knight that the Grand Empire, essentially, is no more. The group seems to have splintered under the constant onslaught from the Orion led raids in South America. Only one faction of any size appears to have survived, Orion has given the faction the codename 'Rogue Red' as they wear red and gray uniforms rather than the standard Grand Empire blue and gray.
The virtual destruction of the O-town Boys makes it hard on the Knight and his attempts to catch up with Blue Boy. He only manages one encounter with the elusive paranormal and it is only in passing, literally. The Knight arrives at the scene as Blue Boy is leaving. Blue Boy acknowledges the Knight as he runs past him and once again reminds the Knight to, 'take the high road.'
Caitlyn Danielson, a.k.a. Psyche
Caitlyn with a surreptitious use of her psychokinetic abilities saves a co-worker at the library who fell off a ladder in the private stacks at the library. The co-worker, who was later found to have the flu, fainted while on a ladder trying to retrieve a book. Caitlyn was able to quickly 'levitate' across the room and catch her friend before she hit the floor.
Record Last Changed Date: 4/1/2010
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