UnSeelie Equinox

Round Table Equinox

The Conversation continues regarding how to open the gates of spring. Warden Cole arrives and further planning happens. Some Ideas that have Come up:

Free Kasriel from the Winter Prison and have him undo the curse

Steal the Elysium from the White Council and try to open the gate with it

Convince the Senior Council to allow Spring to use the Elysium (majority vote needed)

Convince the White Council to make an Alliance with Spring / use enough powerful magic to break to seal

Remind the Autumn King Finvarra who he really is (P.S. it’s the erlking)

See if Summer has any way to open the gate

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Warden's Equinox

The day Liam has returned (much less pale) Annie is planning to check out the warehouse on North Broadway to confirm the Black Court scourge presence. They Arrive around 9:30pm and break into the warehouse.

Out of the shadows reveals Warden Vincent Meyers, now a black court vampire and dark wizard hell bent on revenge. The breaking of his contract with Summer (Caused by Liam, Annie, and SME) has driven him mad and he blames them for his daughter’s death. A fight ensues that starts off poorly with Annie being caught out of the air and used as a human shield to block Liam’s newly acquired fire magic and then thrown into liam (much like a bowling ball, he was captain of the warden’s team).

The warehouse door opens and the room is filled with a holy light emanating from a sword held by a small woman wearing a cat sweater. Sister Mary Elizabeth has returned and after a short battle that involves annie punching through his chest, liam lighting his now exposed insideds on fire and a final decapitation by SME, Warden Meyers is finally put to rest.

They leave and head back to the Scottish Arms to fill in SME. After calling Styles and few drinks with Otis they go upstairs to talk to Martha. The Coucil of Martha, Otis, Feargul, SME, Liam, Annie, and Styles begins.

Martha that informs them that the way Spring was sealed was that a powerful Wizard used the Esylium to close it’s doors and wipe the memory of it from the Autumn/Spring Courts. Only those who escaped to Tir Na Nog avoided the spell. This Wizard was tricked into doing this and then was promptly imprisoned in the never-never, and he was a Denarian by the name of Kasriel.

There may be other ways to open the gate to spring, however the man/demon who sealed it would surely be able to open it once again.

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Unseelie Equinox - Prelude

NEW CHRONICLE: UNSEELIE EQUINOX

Players: Liam, Cole, Annie, Sister Mary Elizabeth

One month has passed since the fall of Red Mask and the Awakening of Martha/Danu Mother of Spring.

Liam: has chosen to embrace his heritage and has cast his allegiance with the Winter Court aside to Join Martha in the task of returning the spring court to power. Liam has been taken to Tir Na Nog to be trained in the ways of the Spring court and meet his family….

Annie: Has been hired by the Archdiocese to track down a Scourge of black court vampires, she has tracked them down to a warehouse on north broadway.

Cole:

Sister Mary Elizabeth: Has been training with Sanya for the last 2 months, traveling around africa and western Europe. SME and Sanya both get new “orders” from the almighty. SME must return to St. Louis and Sanya is needed in Mexico…

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Never Say Spring Won't Come

After a Long exhausted sleep Liam, Annie, and Cole awake at Left Bank Books. They Check on Catherine (unchanged) and decide to head out.

They Make their way to Francis Field at Washington University. Upon arriving they step out into the center of the field, the weapons begin to hum in Liams’ hands. Annie can sense another portal to Tir Na Nog and Liam begins to Sing “The oak of two blossoms”. The Grass begins to grow, the sun comes out from the clouds and a portal is opened below them.

Entering they find themselves inside an earthen mound. lit by unknown means they find a large cast iron cauldron upon a smaller mound of earth in the middle of the room. It has handles on either side and carved into it is the face of the green man (the dagda). Liam takes the cauldron (lighter than expected) and it fills with water. Drinking it he feels invigorated and heals, he passes a drink to both Cole and Annie.

They leave the mound and return to Francis field to find it snowing and cold. A few hours seem to have gone by and they notice Countess Sephaira standing at the far end of the field awaiting them.

She informs Cole that since the death of Red Mask whatever deal was made between summer and the red court is broken. They no longer move freely through the ways of summer in this region. The informs Liam that she brings him no threat, especially since he is currently armed with the weapons. But formally asks him on behalf of the winter court to not revive Martha. When asked why she gives him a half answer that their will be consequences for both Summer and Winter. She informs him that the choice is his.

Liam is torn between his obligation to help martha and his loyalty to winter. They decide to head to the Scottish arms. They Call ahead to Otis…..

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Never say you're Immortal

Annie, Cole, and Liam wait in the shadows veiled outside of left bank books. They can feel through nuada’s sword that the spear is moving closer to them. from the south an SUV arrives down the street and 2 men with automatic rifles exit and sweep the area before setting up points on the perimeter.

Kathrine and Red Mask get out in the middle of the street and the car backs away. Red Mask pulls out a revolver and points it at Katherine’s temple. He addresses the shadows Telling Warden Cole to give up the sword and tell him where to find the Cauldron or his sister dies.

Cole creates an illusion behind him and steps out to talk terms. Before they can come to an agreement Liam curses the revolves as Annie flies out and punches red mask in the face knocking him back and causing the revolver to not fire.

The Battle ensues as Annie dispatches the 2 Red court Guards and Liam and Cole assault Red Mask with Magic all while keeping Kathrine from Harm. After numerous exchanges of damage to all parties Cole finally taps into the Wyldfire and finishes Red Mask with a Chaotic Tomahawk to his head.

They retreat into Left bank books to heal, clean up the area, and call the wardens. The Mask Shards are placed in howards circle, as is Kathrine. they rest until morning.

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Never say the Prey Doesn't Hunt

After healing up at the Scottish Arms Liam, Annie, and Cole plan their next move. Go to Francis Field at Washington University or Go Kill all the Red Court Downtown. It is almost dusk and soon the Reds will be out again and more than likely they will continue to kill.

They Talk to Feargal who informs them that even though he was once of Spring, due to the nature of the fairy world at the moment he is technically “Wild Fae” and cannot effect Spring Magic. He questions who could have used the Spear of Lugh along with Red Mask since he would not be able to use the weapon himself. It would have to be fairy or changeling with blood ties to the Tuatha de Danann. They come up with a plan that if these 4 treasures are connected then perhaps if they used a divination ritual they could find the cauldron, they head to Howards.

At Howards they use his summoning Circle (and pet Seven) to attach a magical sense to the sword. Once the Ritual is complete Liam and Cole can one presence far far to the east, another close to the east and a third close to the west of them. They also renew their scry blocking spell and head out.

When they leave the building they do notice a car parked not far away with a figure who seems to to be watching left bank books. Liam begins to approach the car, as he does the engine roars to life and the car heads straight at Liam, running him over before during and crashing. A man gets out and transforms into the full bat form of a Red Court Vampire. He is swiftly dispatched. They find his Cell Phone and notice a call was made around the time they arrived at left bank books.

They then send a message? or Call? i forget

Cole and Liam Hex the street lamps around the area and they veil themselves in the darkest area, preparing an ambush for whoever arrivees.

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Never say We're Always Productive

Yeah……Not Much Happened.

Leave Tir Na Nog Annie, Cole, and Liam step back into their plane of reality to find the area police taped off and numerous officers surrounding them. Guns are drawn, they are told to get on the ground. Annie Pixies and zips away as Cole Veils him and Liam. They Sneak away, and returned to the Scottish Arms to get Annie Healed.

They arrive and put Annie in the bed across from Martha as Otis begins to mix up a healing salve. They talk to feargal about martha’s unchanged condition.

Annie said something about arch/bridges? to someone? ummmmm

and they’re still there?

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Never Say Gargoyles don't Bite

Everyone gets a good night sleep (especially Liam) and wakes up around 10. Liam grabs some starbucks and picks up Annie, they then head to the scottish arms to pick up Cole.

They decide to head over and Talk to Elden Carver at the Arch Diocese. When they arrive they find Elden shoveling snow, He is introduced to Cole (who gets that crazy holy powa stuff off him) and they go inside to talk. Unfortunately Elden does not have much to offer in help but does give them a vial of Holy water to take with.

Next they call Miranda and ask to meet with her at Seamus McDaniels. When they arrive they Find Felix Tanner of the Summer court enjoying a Pint of Guinness. Liam runs outside to call Miranda to avoid a supernatural baking soda volcano. Felix introduces himself Cole to tries to sway Annie over to the summer side. He offers Cole to come by the botanical gardens and that the Countess would love to meet him. He also gets very serious with Cole for a moment reminding him that he is true fae and that he cannot tell a lie, and to note that when he says "Something is “wrong” with Winter". He finishes his pint and bids them farewell and leaves out the back.

Liam (kinda pissed) is unable to get ahold of Miranda but Felix leaves before he arrives. Cole Sets up a Sound Veil in the back room and is startled to realize that he didn’t think he needed a circle to accomplish this. Miranda Arrives and they all sit down.

The Binding from their Oath to Feargul hinders much communication about what the Red Court and Summer are up to however it is still a Mystery as to what Summer gets out of the deal. Miranda says she will look into if any of the summer court can be linked to the tuatha de danann.

While Debating their next move after Miranda leaves, Liam hears a Banshee’s wail from north of them. They rush out and get in the car and head to forest park. Along the treeline by the soccer fields they find Miranda’s Body with a puncture wound through her next. Moments later the Countess appears who is very displeased. Following her Lord Paizo appears and directs the Countess should return to the Zoo, he begins the cleanup.

Liam, Annie, and Cole head to the Art Museum and try to open the portal to Tir Na Nog. Upon doing this the Gargoyles disappear. The overwhelming feeling of being stalked by a hunter is noticable as the Gargoyles attack. Severe damage is taken on all sides and one gargoyle is “destroyed” until the last takes Liam’s throat in his jaws and lifts him up. Liam offers up his name and heritage and the Gargoyle licks the Blood from his Neck. Turning back they notice the 2nd Gargoyle has regenerated itself and stood ready to pounce. It acknowledges him and allows them to open the portal.

Inside the portal they find another grassy hill, atop it is a statue of a man with one hand, seated and holding a sword out in his other. Liam Picks up the sword taking possession of Nuada’s Sword.

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Never Say the Past is Gone

Finishing their research at Left Bank Books Liam, Annie, and Cole plan to go out and investigate forest park & washington university and the places that were built for the 1904 world’s fair.

Fearing the Scrying looking for them they talk with howard about ways to avoid the scrying. Howard offers up his Scry Proof Umbrella and Cole plans to do an Anti-Scrying Ritual on his Crow’s Foot. Howard offers up his Circles as conduits to assist in the ritual. Once the Ritual is complete they head out.

They First head to the Art Museum (they were just there…) and begin to investigate the statue of St. Louis. Annie notices that their is a portal to Tir na NOg present at this location, Liam feels it too and can also feel the attachment to the statue, portal, and two gargoyles atop the art museum. Cole opens his sight to see the power and history within the statue, the portal, and ward that would trigger the gargoyles if the statue or portal are tampered with. Looking at them more closely he does not feel confident that he could undo the wards.

Next they travel to the Zoo’s Bird Cage. Annie senses the remnants of a portal to the never-never that was destroyed at least a century ago.

Next they head to Washington University’s hilltop campus. Heading to the middle of the quad Cole opens up his senses and feels something west of their location. They follow until they arrive at Francis Field, the stadium, track, and football field that was build for the 1904 Olympic games. After further investigating they learn that the entire structure is a magical circle that has protective magic that liam notes is power based from spring.

They decide to get some food (IHOP) and Rest

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Never say you were "Tricked"

Exiting the never-never from Winter Liam, Annie, and Cole arrive at Art Hill in for Park.

At the bottom of the hill is a Teepee with smoke rising from it. They cautiously approach, Cole opens the flap to find a Coyote seated on the other side of the fire in the center, he Enters alone.

The Coyote shifts forms to that of a modern dressed native american with a cowboy hat and a thick southern tongue.

He speaks to Cole about how he is a bit outclassed and that Coyote could offer him the power he needs to take back his sister. All he would have to do is become an emissary to Coyote. Without too much consideration Cole Accepts upon the Terms that He is Free to act until his sister is returned Safe. The Bargain is made and Cole exits the Teepee.

Returning to Liam and Annie they decide to venture to Left bank books. There they look into the 1904 Worlds Fair and Also learn that it was in tandem with the 1904 Olympic Games which was the first Olympic games outside of Europe. Which did note the Olympic Cauldron and the year the Statue of Saint Louis was installed.

I think there was more?

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