Mage: The Gun Quarter

Session 111

October 1, 1987 – October 6, 1987
Card: Ace of Swords
-Percival and the Knights of the Round Table successfully return from their quest, the Siege Perilous in tow
-Rory Cooper leads a dwarven hunting party on a sortie to Jotunheim, where he and his warriors successfully hunt a giant, harvesting their prey’s heart
-Art Valentine creates a potion to disable the enchantments on the Dark Elf weapons
-Karl Magnusson informs The Misfits the King Alfred has begun to move his forces into The Winter Lands, and that they have no more than 7 days before they must launch their offensive to free the dwarves
-Nicholas Black visits Helheim and wins an audience with Hel, to learn more about the mysterious Dark Elven rune. In exchange for knowledge about Akiko Ninube‘s exact whereabouts, Hel tells Nick that the rune was given to King Alfred to warn of the approach of Akiko
-Art purifies Pazuzu’s Carpet for Art
-Nick takes the opportunity to visit Brak the Dragon, only to learn that the bond between Brak and King Alfred is one of friendship and loyalty, and that Brak is enchanted with a protective ward
-Rory purchases 3 Gatling Guns from the IRA
-Nick summons the spirit of Dracul, King of the Mountain, and offers him the opportunity to inhabit the body of Sulfuron, The Inferno, in exchange for battling Brak. Dracul agrees, on the condition that Nick defiles the remains of Saint Theodore of Amasea

Session 110
A Van Full of Absurdities

September 24, 1987 – October 1, 1987
Card: 7 of Pentacles
-Karl Magnusson gives Nicholas Black a strange rune he found in Svartalfheim and asks him to find out what it is
-Loki, in the guise of a mare, finds Akiko Ninube, and warns her about Hel’s increased scrutiny, after Akiko’s disastrous attempt to call him. He warns her that he will not be able to assist her again until after the Dwarven Rebellion
-Rory Cooper summons Widdershins, asking him if he wants to return to his old role as The King of Winter. Widdershins disrespectfully declines, but after Rory provides him with a large sum of tass, the fey tells him about a secret passage into the palace of the Winter King
-Rory pays his respects to Firelily Wainwright, learning that she is starting to grow into her role as the new leader of The Travelers
- The Misfits travel to the Winter Lands. Using Widdershins’ secret passage, they sneak into the bedchambers and lie in wait. Nick and Rory are surprised to see Gorget enter the room, rather than The King of Winter. Akiko, not being familiar with either, attacks and wounds Gorget, who turns invisible and flees
-the Misfits enter the King’s throne room, only to find the entire court, including the King of Winter, encased in blocks of ice. After freeing him from the ice to kill him, the Misfits are again surprised to discover that the King of Winter is actually Gorget, and the Gorget that Akiko wounded was the King of Winter in disguise
-Gorget tells The Misfits that in a fit of paranoia, The King froze all his subjects and perpetuated this subterfuge. Having been wounded, Gorget imagines that the King of Winter will flee south to the contested lands
-the Misfits take Gorget with them, promising him the role of King of Winter if he accompanies them back to Earth for a while. Gorget leads them to a miserable, disheveled, wounded King of Winter, who spits defiance at them, promising a death curse on the person who strikes him down. Akiko is not deterred, and kills the King with a cold iron sword
-Nick captures the spirit of The King of Winter in Jon Rognavaldsson’s Spirit Flask, and the Misfits take the opportunity to loot the King’s castle before leaving, reclaiming Fairy Food, a magic crown, and a pair of cold iron manacles
-Nick gifts the spirit and the head of The King of Winter to Ava Frost; in exchange, she signs over a favour owed from the Chairman of the Board
-her purpose fulfilled, Emm agrees to uphold her end of her bargain with Rory, promising to teach the Sons of Odin stealth
-the Misfits consult with the The Circle regarding the strange rune fro Svartalfheim, but they are unable to assist

Session 109
La Flamme Ruse

September 19, 1987 – September 24, 1987
Card: Emperor
-Rory Cooper, Jack O’Shadows, and Allende the Pyromancer successfully pull off their dramatic deception, capturing the attention of The King of Winter and his court. Unfortunately, despite the distraction Emm is unable to complete her mission to assassinate The King
-Art Valentine returns to New Avalon after more than two months of training with the Dark Elf mystic, Malekki
-Nicholas Black instructs Art to clean his carpet, but Art realizes such a task would prove to be a large undertaking, and puts it off for the moment
-Rory provides Emm with resources which she can use in her mission to make The King of Winter suffer before Akiko Ninube assassinates him, thereby helping Rory to fulfill his deal with Ava Frost
-Boudica cautions Rory to proceed with care in his plan, for upsetting the balance in the Fae-lands can have consequences on Earth. Rory also learns that Widdershins once went by a different name – Oberon
- The Accord hosts the Autumnal Conclave. Byron Bishop and The Faun attend as representatives of The Arcana, and Ben Christopher agrees to help act as a scribe for The Faun
-At the Conclave, The Triptych announce that their cabal has officially disbanded. In a letter to Art, Michael Hopkins reproaches to the King for choosing to exclude him from The Newfoundland Incident, and vows to become an itinerant witch-finder, believing Birmingham to be safe in the Accord’s hands
-Rory astounds everyone at the Conclave by offering Proteus a sincere apology for bringing Technocratic attention to The University of Birmingham as a result of his ruse
-The Conclave is interrupted by the arrival of Aurelie in the company of Sven Ødegård; Aurelie is initially upset at Art’s effrontery, but his diplomatic skills mollify her, and she invites him to meet with the Turqoise Concordant
-Jack mentions the imminent arrival of The Travelers

Session 108
Theories of a Necromantic Conspiracy

September 16, 1987 – September 19, 1987
-Karl Magnusson arrives at the The Church of the First Blood at the head of the Voyager Fleet, to deliver the cold iron weapons that Rory requested for use in The King of Winter assassination plot
-Nicholas Black travels with Karl to Nidavellir, to help prepare the dwarves for the insurrection, both offensively and defensively
-Ben Christopher uses his magic to divine the future, and sees that King Alfred has a rune on his chest that is linked to a “poison-stone explosion” that Alfred will unleash on his death
-Akiko Ninube accompanies Rory Cooper to meet Emm; seeking to test Emm’s mettle, Akiko attacks Emm, catching her completely off guard and prompting her to flee
-Rory tracks Emm to the Summer Court, supplicating himself before The Summer Queen in order to find Emm. Emm comes to Rory’s rescue before he earns the ire of the Summer Queen, distracting her with the subterfuge of a talking rabbit
-Rory and Jack begin to build a plan to cause a distraction to ensure that The King of Winter will be sufficiently distracted, so that Emm can successfully kill him and also ensure that he suffers in the process
-Nick spends his time in Nidavellir training troops, preparing troop movement schedules, performing diplomacy, and more. Needing to delegate, Nick is joined by Akiko. He also summons the spirits of fallen dwarven champions, having them possess willing hosts, to train and lead dwarven combatants. Through his efforts, in addition to the preliminary four clans (The Skull-Bearer Clan, The Mountain Breaker Clan, The Molten Fury Clan, and the Stone Heart Clan), Nick performs a complicated bit of diplomacy that brings the warriors of the Iron Arms clan into the fold

Session 107
Sulphurous and Thought-executing Fires

August 22, 1987 – September 16, 1987
Card: Queen of Pentacles
-Nicholas Black and Akiko Ninube reveal the truth about Qulalathun, the incident at Trinity, and the fate of her mother to Emily Hampton. Nick then sends Emily home, providing her with a little money to help her reestablish herself
-Rory Cooper introduces himself to a woman named Jane. Although she refuses the title, the skinheads of London seem to look up to her as a leader. After Rory makes an overture of cooperation, Jane says she is going to have people investigate Rory to see if he’s the real deal before getting in touch with him
-Karl Magnusson arrives at The Church of the First Blood, brimming with power and bearing a Golden Bowl. After explaining the shape of his plan for the Dwarven Insurgency to The Misfits, Karl asks them to swear a pledge not to interfere with or harm any members of the effort, or forfeit a portion of their own mystic essence. Ben divines that if any members of The Misfits refuse to swear the pledge, the consequences would be violent
-Karl has a heart-to-heart with Rory, asking the younger mage to trust the older mage’s wisdom and judgement, and then asks Rory to convince Nick to swear the pledge.
-Nick is reluctant to swear the pledge, due to the gaes he is already under, but he is ultimately convinced after conferring with Ava Frost
-Rory sacrifices his Godswood, which is connected to Yggdrasil, to aid in the construction of the Voyager Fleet. The alternative source of the appropriate wood for the fleet would likely have caused conflict with The Travelers
Nick uses The Orb of Elantris to scry satyrs
-This Misfits are contacted by Cypher, who wants to help them with their investigation in exchange for being left alone. After helping them make it seem like his life was threatened, Cypher tells them all about LSD-2, Captain Sunshine, The LEARy Institute, and their research
-NIck contacts Susan Smith and sells out Operator (as well as Sarah Giles’s Heartbreaker virus) to convince him to have LSD-2 analyzed
-Nick and Akiko meet with Captain Sunshine, to try to convince him to cease the trials and the danger posed by Qulalathun, but Captain Sunshine does not see the danger as his concern, so Nick and Akiko leave in disgust
-The Misfits let Boy O. Boy know what is happening under his nose, and offer him a great deal of tass, earning his favour and respect

Session 106

August 19, 1987 – August 22, 1987
Card: The World
- The Misfits consult with Emily Hampton, the Conduit of Unsleep they rescued from Newfoundland, after she was cleared for interviews by The Doctor. Ben Christopher‘s first hand experience is valuable in corroborating her story
-Nicholas Black, Rory Cooper, and Ben travel to London to follow up on some of the things Emily told them about
-Nick donates the book liberated from Kinshasa to Troll, earning his appreciation and a future favour
-at the urging of Holy Hannah, This Misfits introduce themselves to Boy O. Boy, the so-called “Prince of London”, and earn his blessing to operate in London, as long as they don’t cause any problems with the Technocracy
-Nick uses The Orb of Elantris to find someone in Unsleep, who turns out to be not far away, in London. The Misfits pay him a visit, and repeat the procedure to bring him out of Unsleep. Ben then peers back in time and traces the hapless man’s moves, following him back to The Jungle, night-club domain of The Prince. Realizing that Emily had also visited The Jungle, they divine a connection
-both Emily and the other person the Misfits found had been approached by a strange man offering strange drugs, so the Misfits apply themselves to finding the strange man. They track him to Canary Wharf, where Nick discovers him peddling pirated software, and Ben tries to read his mind. Unfortunately his mind proves impenetrable. The Misfits then follow him back to his home, only to find it heavily warded, so they decide to regroup and approach the problem from a different angle

Session 105

July 25, 1987 – August 18, 1987
Card: The Sun
-Karl Magnusson contacts Rory Cooper to apologize, and request that all of the players in the Dwarven Insurgency pledge a pact to one another. He promises to come to The Church of the First Blood in “one turning of the moon” to explain his plans and make the pact, and requests that he not be contacted before then
-Akiko Ninube talks to her friend Toru Shikeshi about her plan to become The Obsidian Dragon
-Nicholas Black travels to Calcutta to track down Pazuzu‘s flying carpet. He manages to find it and purchase it, but finds it unspeakably fouled by every bodily emission imaginable. Despite his efforts, he’s currently unable to cleanse it
- The Misfits fly to Chicago to offer a donation of 100 tass to The Knights Templar, which Grand Master Helen Kim gratefully accepts. The Misfits and The Templars pledge to work together on any future incursions from The Far Umbra
-searching for one of the unaccounted for Skulls of Ka’Lun, Rory and Akiko travel to Kinshasa. Encountering the holder of the Skull, Father Morita, Akiko slays him and Rory destroys the Skull, but their daylight antics cause some complications which delay their escape from the Congo

Session 104
Psychopomp and Circumstance

July 15, 1987 – July 24, 1987
Card: 3 of Cups
-Akiko is awakened by Father Luiz, who asks about a woman named Dominga. However, the man seems to recognize Akiko. He leaves, but Akiko follows him, only to discover that the man was sneaking up on her
-Akiko convinces Luiz that she is not worth the effort, then tries to convince him to divulge why he is prowling around the jungle in the middle of the night, saying if he does she will let him leave. He says he is looking for Dominga for her fat, and true to her promise, Akiko lets him leave
-Akiko and Rory hear a blood-curdling scream, and find the deflated body of Father Luiz floating in a veritable lake of human fat, with a puma nearby. The puma turns into Supay, the masked man Akiko encountered earlier in the evening, and claims that he killed Luiz for being a pishtaco. Supay too is looking for the blood of [[:morgen | Morgen
]]-Rory and Suapy come to an agreement
-Nick convinces Morgen to provide Supay with some of her blood
- The Misfits take Morgen back to England
-Loki tracks down Akiko and tells her about his plans to forestall Ragnarok, and her role in them
-Nick and Rory take Morgen to meet her father, Pazuzu. Morgen is distraught at the revelation of her parentage, and she tries to kill herself. Rory intervenes to save her
-Karl Magnusson arrives at the Church to take Morgen, but Rory and Nick are reluctant to allow her to be sacrificed; Rory expresses his displeasure, but essentially washes his hands of the affair
-Nick says he will only allow Karl to sacrifice Morgen if she consents; Karl is not content to have conditions put upon him, and the two threaten each other, before Karl leaves
-Nick reveals his nature to Morgen, in order to assure her that despite her heritage, she is in control of her destiny. His revelation does not console Morgen – instead, it has the opposite effect. She confronts Rory, then leaves the Church in fear and anger
-Akiko ambushes Morgen after she leaves, and takes her to Karl, who completes his ritual
-Karl asks Akiko to help him bring Rory back on side, after the rift caused by the disagreement on how to proceed with Morgen
-Nick summons the spirit of Morgen, and helps her on her transition to a new reincarnation

Session 103
Enter Ben

July 9, 1987 – July 15, 1987
Card: Knave of Pentacles

-Art Valentine retires to the mountains of Norway, to conduct intensive study with his mentor, the Dark Elf Malekki
-Sarah Giles sequesters herself in her workshop, vowing to complete work on her APC conversion without distractions
-Master Jade learns that his erstwhile pupil, Akiko Ninube is alive. He returns to Birmingham, and calls for Akiko to return as well, to continue her tutelage. Akiko Ninube had been studying Do with Shen of The Centurions for six months. Shen sends Akiko away with a coffee cup specially designed to function as a weapon, and bids her to find a new way to kill with it
-Steig Olaffson calls the church, asking for a new name or title forRory, finding simply Rory to be less epic than the deeds he accomplished
-Gal, a recent acquaintance of the Misfits, brings a young man named Ben with her to Birmingham to meet the Misfits. Ben was recently rescued from the Cult of Qualalathun and deprogrammed by the Knights Templar. A member of the Cult of Ecstasy aided them in this endeavour, and took Ben on as an apprentice. After a year of training, Ben’s mentor asked the Misfits to find a place for Ben in their ranks and in their fight against Qualalathun. In exchange, he will offer The Misfits a powerful artifact in one year
-Ben is welcomed into the Misfits, who promptly travel to Brazil to continue their search for Morgen
-Nick continues his search through records to try to find Morgen’s adopted parents
-While in Brazil, Rory takes the opportunity to practice capoeira
-Nick tracks down Morgen’s foster parents, but they sadly tell her that she ran away not long after coming there. Nick is able to get a picture of her, however, at age 15, which might aid the search
-Akiko uses her shadow-walking to track down Morgen. Despite having very little information, the might of Lady Ninube allows Akiko to track Morgen to Chile
-The Misfits travel to Chile, and take rooms at the hotel where Akiko found Morgen, but don’t find her there
-eventually the Misfits get an image of Morgen in a tent in the jungle; they outfit an expedition, and set out to find her
-nearing her camp, Akiko scouts ahead and encounters a strange man clearly sneaking up to the tent. A swift battle ensues, and Akiko cuts down the intruder, then runs to inform her friends
-upon re-entering the camp, the Misfits introduce themselves to Morgen, and she is strangely relieved to meet someone who is aware of her condition. Nick introduces himself as a friend of her father. To Akiko’s chagrin, she can see no sign of her attacker
-not needing sleep, Nick volunteers to watch over Morgen while she sleeps, while the rest of the Misfits opt to sleep in the Jeep about a mile away

Session 102
Escape from Canada

July 1 – July 8, 1987
Card: 2 of Pentacles
- The Misfits remain in Trinity, Newfoundland, after closing the Far Umbral gateway to parley with the Technocracy and tell them what they know. Unfortunately, the Ground Forces sent to deal with the Umbral incursion keep to a strict containment protocol and are not empowered to negotiate.
-Fearing for their most vulnerable members, they send Karnacki, The Ghost-Taker, The Doctor, and the former gateway, Sharon Yates, into the Umbra with Hengroen
-Sarah Giles, still unconscious at The Church of the First Blood after being attacked by a Herald Cluster,
-Gal Haddid tells the remaining members of The Misfits about the boat the Knights Templar arrived on, and Rory Cooper, Nicholas Black, Art Valentine, and Amund Ellestad attempt to reach it
-the party are waylaid by the last Containment Crew, and subdued by the pacification weapons they wield. Their hands are bound and they are loaded onto a helicopter, but Nick disables with helicopter with his mastery of entropy
-a furious melee ensues, and most of the soldiers are killed or disabled. Art escapes to New Avalon, while Amund, Rory, and Gal steal a car and escape overland, ramming a barricade and escaping to the Path of the Wyck at Gros Morne National Park. Nick steals a different car and flees south to St. John’s, stealing some clothes on the way. Eventually Sarah returns to consciousness and teleports Nick back to Birmingham
-Sharon Yates is left to recover at New Avalon, with the Doctor watching over her
-The Misfits take a week to rest, recover, and train after their ordeal
-Nick returns to Rio De Janeiro, in order to continue his search for Morgen
-Art travels to Norway to spend some time studying with his mentor, Malekki
-Sarah vows that she will not be bothered by the Misfits, and intends to spend some time working on one of her biggest projects, the Truly-All-Terrain-Vehicle


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