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Faith and Chaos - Interludes

Interludes: 23

A look at what happened behind the scenes during and after Session 23.

Interludes

Interlude 23.901

Game Date: 8/26/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

An alien shriek pierced the silence. The lighting in the room changed from a soft warm glow to a harsh red. A presence stirred, a signal had been received. The signal decoded to two words, "something comes." A hum filled the room, then it was once again silent. The harsh red lights faded to a warm glow.

Interlude 23.902

Game Date: 8/26/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The sensor tech examined the new readings. They were strange, he would have to check the data library to see if anything similar had been recorded. He did not know what was happening but it was apparent from the readings that something was.

Interlude 23.903

Game Date: 8/26/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

Isidora de Molay sensed the mystic battles going on in the city around her. A great malefic presence was rampaging about crushing a pitiful resistance. She felt it best to stay out of the way and let a victor emerge. If it was the malefic one, then her stay it the city would come to an end for no matter what Smithson had found it would not be worth her life to find it.

Interlude 23.904

Game Date: 9/3/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

After seeing the pictures of the devastation, they had talked about going to New Orleans to help. When the story about the Wardens helping with the disaster recovery efforts aired on CNA, they decided to stay in San Francisco. They would be needed on the home front with half of the Wardens and Wardens Reserve out of town.

Interlude 23.905

Game Date: 9/5/2005
Location: Unknown

The storm had passed and the town was gone but Andre and Matthieu still lived.

Andre hated the sound the white goats made as he slit their throats and this nanny goat was worse than most. Still the Loa must be honored, if they had not sent that timely warning dream to him all may have been lost in the storm.

It was also the first time the Loa had blessed him since the stranger had left. Andre didn't know why the stranger that Matthieu told him was visiting had been a danger to Andre specifically, but he was sure that if he had been seen by the stranger that it would have been him bleeding his last and not the worthless piles of whining meat he sacrificed both then and now.

Looking back on the stranger's visit now, Andre and Matthieu had a notion why the boy had come to town. The boy must have been looking into the past of the stranger. How fortunate for both them and the stranger that Andre and Matthieu had been there to make use of the special boy.

Interlude 23.906

Game Date: 9/15/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

She needed to be monitored, it would be easy because of her status. What difference would one more television crew in the crowd of many make.

Interlude 23.907

Game Date: 9/18/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The new assignment had brought him to San Francisco. It wasn't Rio, but it was nice to be out and about again. Training had been long and tedious, field work was what he had been craving and now it was his chance to demonstrate his prowess.

Interlude 23.908

Game Date: 9/20/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The handsome young man sat back in his chair looking at the notes he had just written. The data on one document was the actual test data, the other was total fabrication.

The subject was changing and not as the Doctor had predicted. The test results confirmed that something outside the parameters of the protocol was taking place. The subject was maintaining power levels without the need for booster treatments. He had already lied to Randal about the latest results, now he needed to decide what he was going to tell the Doctor.

He looked over the two documents again, made his choice then pressed send.

Interlude 23.909

Game Date: 9/28/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

John sat on the bench in the garden. It had been his predecessor's favorite place at the order's compound. John had come to this place seeking guidance but instead had found only silence. John looked skyward and hoped that his predecessor was looking down upon him ready to provide the answers that John sought.

The silence of the garden was broken by the call of the acolyte, "Father..."

"Father..."

John pulled his eyes from the sky and looked to the acolyte standing before him.

"Father, are you alright?"

It took John another couple of seconds to answer after he realized that the acolyte was addressing him. It was going to take him a while to adjust to his new title.

Interlude 23.91

Game Date: 10/3/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The conflict was over, the malefic one had perished but so too had the witches' champion. Isadora knew the time had come investigate Smithson's claim about the traitor's kin coming out of hiding.

Interlude 23.911

Game Date: 10/5/2005
Location: New Orleans

New Orleans, this was where the trail had ended, the Seers had found no trace of the real target leaving this area. His quarry was looking for information about the other in the storm torn ruins of the city. Keeping an eye on the boy as he looked for his missing lover, Casjen moved through the shadows along the waterfront. His predator sharp senses warned him that something was wrong. He dove for the water but it was too late. It felt as if his head was going to explode as pain knifed through his body. Casjen looked up to see a man in a suit wearing dark shades even though it was night, then all went black.

Interlude 23.912

Game Date: 10/15/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

Their orders had been amended and new personnel had been sent, in addition to their first target they were also to monitor the brazen one who wore the helmet.

Interlude 23.913

Game Date: 10/26/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

An alien shriek pierced the silence and warbled on for several seconds. The lighting in the room changed from a soft warm glow to a harsh red. A presence stirred, a signal had been received. The message took some time to decode, it was a warning. Things were about to change. A hum filled the room, then it was once again silent. The harsh red lights faded to black.

Interlude 23.914

Game Date: 10/26/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The sensor tech examined the new readings and compared them to library data. They were indeed very strange, but they had been recorded before almost a decade ago. The sensor tech sent the report to the Guardians as he had done with all of the recent data. This time he hoped that they did not answer, his bunker may not be impenetrable but it would be far better than having to go outside with what the readings said was coming.

Interlude 23.915

Game Date: 11/6/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

Orlando was proving to be more of a challenge than she had anticipated. When he had first rebuffed her advances, she had tried to "influence" him. When he seemed unfazed by her attempts to "influence" him, she had thought him to be a caminator. But his aura was not one of a caminator, she was missing something. How was he resisting her?

Interlude 23.916

Game Date: 11/10/2005
Location: New Orleans

Remy looked at the medallion again, the priest had told him what the Latin on it said. He had been given a second chance after almost being killed in a car accident. He had to find out by who and why.

Interlude 23.917

Game Date: 11/15/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The surveillance mission was going well. A large amount of data was being gathered on both of the subjects. The chance to record them in action while helping with disaster recovery efforts was allowing detailed profiles of their abilities to be compiled. The surveillance mission was going well.

Interlude 23.918

Game Date: 11/18/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The one with the long white hair had only been seen once in the company of the Wardens. No other sighting had been reported in San Francisco. His mission was running into nothing but dead ends. This was not going to sit well with his master.

Interlude 23.919

Game Date: 11/20/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The handsome young man sat back in his chair looking at the notes he had just written. Once again there were two documents, one was the actual test data and the other was total fabrication.

The latest test results on Randal once again confirmed what had become apparent over the last couple of months, his abilities were developing in a way that was not part of the experimental protocols. He now had second thoughts about not sending the actual test data to the Doctor when he first started noticing the deviations. How would he explain withholding data... no... sending false data for the last two months? He had made his choice then, now he would have to live with the consequences.

His only real regret was that his choice not only affected him, but Randal as well.

Interlude 23.92

Game Date: 11/22/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

Katrina was upset and though she tried to hide it, Trent knew better. The coach that worked with them when Randy was not around just didn't get it like Randy did. It was causing problems with the team and Trent knew that something needed to be done, he just didn't know what.

Interlude 23.921

Game Date: 11/25/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The sensor tech shutdown the alert beacon. It was becoming part of his regular routine, what would it be this time another stalker or swarm of trackers. He looked at the readings on the panel and found nothing out of the ordinary, the external sensors had not triggered the alarm. He switched to the internal sensors and found that power crystal output was down to minimal level, that was what had triggered the alert beacon. He needed to replace the power crystals, at least he would not have to go outside again. Then he remembered that he had used the last onsite set of crystals when he had changed them at the beginning of the last century. He would have to go outside after all, he thought as he sent his coordinates and descent activation signal to the power crystal storage satellite in orbit. He began to worry when there was no response to his command signals, it was the last of the satellites that had been placed in orbit when his mission had began. Had something happened to it? Why was it not responding?

Interlude 23.922

Game Date: 12/1/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

John sat on the bench in the garden. Over the last couple of months, he had learned why it had been his predecessor's favorite place at the order's compound. The peacefulness of the place made it the perfect place to sit and contemplate the decisions that were now his to make as leader of the order.

The portents showed that the time of darkness was upon them. The brothers of the order were still in danger and both the Knight and the Dissenter were gone. Where was the peace and deliverance that had been promised by the destiny prophecy? Had his predecessor been wrong and forced the confrontation of the forces to come before it had been destined?

Interlude 23.923

Game Date: 12/5/2005
Location: Unknown

At first, Casjen had been reluctant to say anything about why he was trailing Randal but in the end he had told all he knew. In the process he had revealed what they had feared, al Shagal did not have Mark Owens. Some unknown element had the boy and this was probably worse for both Mark and the team.

Al Shagal respected a paranormal's abilities and would have treated the boy like royalty, who knew how the unknown faction was treating Mark.

Interlude 23.924

Game Date: 12/22/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

Isadora took her time and was careful with her finding spells. If one of the traitor's kin was in the area away from the estate, she did not want them or the traitor's apprentice to sense her searches and thus her presence in the city.

Interlude 23.925

Game Date: 12/30/2005
Location: San Francisco, California

The handsome young man sat back in his chair looking out the shattered window at some unseen point in the distance, his mind replayed the scene that had just occurred in his office.

When Randal had come in for his monthly checkup, he had told him the truth. Something was causing him to develop in ways that was not part of the serum protocol that had originally given him his abilities. He had gone on to tell Randal that there was no way to predict what would happen to him as the changes appeared to be ongoing.

Randal has sat for a few minutes with a blank stare on his face then he thanked the doctor for being candid about the test results and left the office.

A sonic boom had shattered the window as Randal took off headed towards San Francisco.

Record Last Changed Date: 3/16/2008


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