Mage: The Gun Quarter

Session 1
St. Crispin's Day

-Rory Cooper flees Karen Allen and Mr. Pointe and Mr. Blanke, who try to detain him at an “England for the English” rally he is attending at the behest of his friend Woody.
-Rory flees the authority figures, after telling them to “Fuck Off!”, and encounters David Joy‘s taxi. David takes Rory to the The Church of the First Blood.
- The Misfits recognize Rory’s Awakened nature, and for his own good, induct him into the wider world of Mages.
-Nicholas Black proposes a celebratory outing, and drags his cabal mates to his favourite nightclub, The Juncture.
-Despite being in a strange new world, Rory knows that some things never change, and that he will need money to survive. He calls up Woody and asks his friend to arrange a job for him; Woody promises to call back in a few days.
-Mercury Jones shows up at the Church, seeking refuge, as he is being trailed by Technocracts
-Sarah Giles uses her mastery of technology to break the tracing routines which had been placed on Mercury Jones’ motorcycle.
-Father Cain and Nicholas Black realize that Rory’s avatar strongly manifests in a way congruent with the Wyck, and decide that he would learn the most from the Verbena. The two explain to him that he could learn from the young and bellicose Triodia, or from the wise and ancient The Guardians of the Sacred Grove. Ultimately Rory decides that his path to enlightenment lies with the Sacred Grove, and so Rupert Cain calls in his favour with Mercury Jones to set up a meeting with the Guardians.
-The Misfits discover that Mercury Jones has had a hex cast on him by Triodia; not only does her hex sap his strength to increase hers, it is likely that she was the one who set the Technocracy on him as a distraction.
-David Joy reads the newspaper and learns about a bombing at a local abortion clinic; the ruins of the building sport graffiti reading “AW” implicating The Ascension Warriors.
-The Misfits meet with the ambassador of the Guardians of the Sacred Grove, Jack O’Shadows, in a nearby park, and she agrees to take Rory to the Sacred Grove. The two travel to the Grove via a pool of water, and Rory encounters Boudica. Boudica tells the young skinhead that the price of his training in magick will be a geas, a magically binding agreement to fulfill any one request issued by the Guardians. Rory agrees, and Boudica conducts the ritual to bind the young mage to the Sacred Grove.

Session 2
Red Angel Drag Net

-David Joy goes “street cleaning”, the work he feels is his duty as a Euthanatos. His contact, Charles the Vagrant, tells him about Bruce Adams, a taxi driver who beats his wife.
-David tracks down Bruce at night and kills him in front of his wife in an alley as punishment for his crimes.
-David asks Detective Riker if he can find information about Special Agent Karen Allen.
-Sarah tracks Karen Allen to the The Prometheus Building, seeing an image of her watching feeds from all over Birmingham.
-Rory works for Mac The Knife as a bouncer at an underground boxing match; he is working specifically with Simon The Bookie. Rory gives Nicholas Black boxing advice on who will likely win the fight. Nick places a bet on Rory’s advice and splits the winnings with him.
-Fearing the growing reach of the Technocracy, The Misfits contact The Ascension Warriors about a joint-raid on the Technocracy.
-Sarah Giles builds some armor in anticipation of future violence.
-The Misfits meet the Ascension Warriors at Highland Park, and Nicholas Black proposes an alliance; despite themselves, the Ascension Warriors are impressed.
-Carole Hunt visits Rupert Cain about her concerns for her husband, Councilman John Hunt, suspecting her husband of demon worship, and Father Cain agrees to check it out.

Session 3
All Hallow's Eve

-David Joy goes to the library to research crimes; he discovers a spate of recent slayings by a killer known as Mr. Silence (for his propensity for removing his victims’ tongues), and he decides to follow that up.
-Mr. Silence’s third, most recent victim is Dr. Simon Hart, a prominent heart surgeon. David Joy summons the spirit of the departed victim and converses as best he can with the spirit, however the spirit isn’t able to say anything as it does not have a tongue. “Cold Red Hands” is the only clue that Dr. Hart’s spirit is able to give.
-Sarah Giles builds a communicator named a Farnsworth for Rory Cooper. It is able to transmit sound and picture between two matching devices. Sarah carries the other Farnsworth.
-Rupert Cain communicates with The Kings of Hell in his annual ritual. Later, he is tormented by his avatar and the souls of his dead army comrades – Nicholas Black intervenes to banish the tormented spirits.
-David’s friend Rick helps him find more info about the Silence Killer, giving David access to the police files on the murders.
-To practice what he is learning at The Sacred Grove, Rory Cooper begins to to plant a small garden in the The Church of the First Blood, much to Rudy’s dismay.
-the Ascension warriors bring their plan to the Church. The Misfits agree to the plan of the The Ascension Warriors to commit an assault on the cloning tanks at the The Prometheus Building.
-Rory gets a tattoo of some Futhark runes from the tattooist, R.J. while Nicholas Black provides colour-commentary and tea.
-Nicholas and Rory visit the Samuel Singh at the Treasure Trove, and purchase a tulwar sword.
-Rory and Nicholas utilize Woody’s services as a fixer and purchase some black-market guns and ammo.
-The Misfits prepare for the raid on the Prometheus Building by casting rituals on themselves and their equipment.

Session 4
Bonfire Night

- The Misfits and The Ascension Warriors invade The Prometheus Building on Bonfire night, hoping the fireworks will provide a distraction for their activities.
-Ann Archy disrupts the power, and the two cabals move into the building under the cover of darkness; Rupert Cain takes his stealth to the next level by turning invisible.
-Moving into the underground area of the facilities, the cabals are caught between two elite security teams in the stair well – Rupert Cain evens the odds with a massive fireball, and the mages quickly overwhelm the special security officers.
-The mages find themselves in the cloning lab, but are caught off-guard by a pair of massive, genetically engineered tigers.
-One of the tigers kills David Joy; at the moment of his death, the demon lord Sammael offers Joy a deal – in exchange for a portion of his soul, and a future service owed, Sammael will provide him with great power. After some thought, Joy acquiesces, and returns to the mortal realm as a massive, jackal-headed demon that quickly destroys the two tigers.
-Opposition dealt with, Ann Archy sets up explosives on the cloning tanks; the two cabals flee into the night, but Joy and Nicholas Black bring back some of the high-tech guns and goggles of the Technocracy security officers.
-Rupert Cain returns to his library to find it thoroughly ransacked; Sarah Giles is oblivious to what happened, because she was sealed in her sanctum and focused on the action at the Prometheus Building.
-Cain performs a ritual and peers backwards in time; he discovers Karen Allen and Mr. Pointe and Mr. Blanke ransacking his library.
-The Misfits are at a loss as to how the Technocrats found The Church of the First Blood.

Session 5
Out Damn Spot

-Sarah Giles examines the technology retrieved from the raid on The Prometheus Building, but she finds that the guns, radios, and goggles are quickly degrading, a side effect of being out of Technocratic hands.
-David Joy meets with Detective James Riker, and gains some knowledge on Samantha Styles, a woman they believe to be a.k.a. Karen Allen.
-Rory Cooper is gifted a horse by The Green Man, when The Green Man notices how often Rory is travelling between town and The Sacred Grove. Rory names the horse Magnus, and spends some time forging a connection with the beast.
-In the wake of the intrusion of Karen Allen andMr. Pointe and Mr. Blanke, The Misfits decide the Church requires more effective defences. Nicholas Black and Rupert Cain protect the Church from invasion by spiritual entities, while Rupert and Sarah Giles protect the church from Forces.
- The Misfits learn that Carole Hunt, wife of John Hunt, has been killed, seemingly by the Silence Killer. Father Cain had been unable to investigate Hunt due to his plans for the assault on The Prometheus Building.
-This murder seems suspicious to Rupert and Nicholas, so they decide to do some research on John Hunt; breaking into his office, not only do they learn his home address, they also discover that it appears that Hunt has recently come into some money.
-Rupert and Nicholas confront Hunt at home; he tells them that he received part of a special book called the Mallus Neferandum from Mr. Twist, and performed a ritual contained within to secure power and wealth. He had seemingly contacted an entity known as The Child of Night, who promised him said wealth and power in exchange for a soul. Too cowardly to sell his own, Hunt ritually murdered his wife, pledged her soul to the Child of Night, then made it appear as though she had been murdered by the Silence Killer.
-At this point, questioning breaks down, and John attacks Rupert and Nick out of desperation. Rupert responds with more than lethal force, and Rupert and Nick drive out to the forest to burn the remains of Hunt’s body.
-Sarah attempts to track Karen Allen, but is unable to do so.
-Rory meets his friend Sharon Smith, and the two reconnect. Rory also meets Woody and John Honold
-Having learned that The Child of Night was supposedly killed by a group of mages in Birmingham not long ago, Nick and Rory meet with Karnacki, and set-up a meeting with “The Ghostbusters”.

Session 6

-Sarah Giles restores power at the The Church of the First Blood, which had been cut by the Technocracy. After hacking into the power grid, Sarah leaves a back door to make the procedure easier in the future.
- The Misfits meet with The Ghostbusters to share info regarding the The Child of Night, and perhaps form an alliance. Initially, the meeting goes poorly, owing largely to what Michael Hopkins has heard about Father Cain. The Doctor also confronts David Joy about the killing of Bruce Adams.
-Nicholas Black and David meet with Mr. Twist to determine his involvement with The Child of Night, but are unable to learn much, other than that Mr. Twist merely provided Hunt with information on how to contact spirits, but that which spirit chose to answer Hunt’s call, was purely chance.
-Rupert concludes that Mr. Twist is a twisted spirit of desire, who has become corrupted to feed on the suffering caused by indulgence.
-The water is cut at the Church, but like the power, Sarah fixes it.
-David and Nick visit Dr. Elizabeth Granger; on Nick’s insistence, David spends some time speaking to the psychologist and discovers that she too is a medium – as such, he finds her insights surprisingly useful.
-Because of the wrath of The King of Winter, The Guardians of the Sacred Grove are attempting to secure iron to keep away Fey invaders, and they turn to Rory Cooper to aid them in this task. Rory, in turn, asks Sarah for aid in acquiring iron.
-Sarah promises a future favour to Henry Williams in exchange for a load of scrap iron, and it arrives in Birmingham via correspondence magic. Rory and Father Cain drive this iron close to The Sacred Grove.
-The Technocracy continues to test the Church, this time cutting the power, and once again, Sarah restores service.
-Father Cain decides to scry – peering backwards in time, he sees the The Questors of the Sign leading the Technocracy to the very doorstep of the Church on Bonfire Night.
-Cain enlists the services of Mercury Jones to contact Rus and let him know that Cain wishes to meet him.

Session 7

-Rupert Cain and Nicholas Black devote themselves to understand the fragment of the Malleus Nefarandum that they had retrieved from Councilman John Hunt. It’s a difficult process for Cain, however, as it is written in Greek, a language he does not read
-With the aid of his mentor, Boudica, Rory Cooper develops a ritual to cleanse a body of impurities, and also spends some time developing his bond with Magnus. Rory can now ride Magnus without the need of a saddle or other riding gear
-Covetous of the armor that Sarah Giles built herself, David Joy convinces her to make a suit for him as well. In exchange, she asks him to get her access to the The University of Birmingham mainframe. David lurks at the library until he runs into his ex-girlfriend, Mel Chow, and charms her into giving Sarah a tour of the mainframe
-After having tried to establish a meeting with Rus, a fellow Order of Hermes mage who had seemingly betrayed the The Misfits, Rupert beings to conclude that the young man is avoiding him, which piques his suspicions
-Rory has Sarah craft him an iron ring, such that he will be protected should he encounter any forest spirits
-Father Cain finally manages to confront Rus, and after some goading, Rus admits that the The Questors of the Sign are at the mercy of The Ascension Warriors; the witch Triodia has the Questors under a curse, and thus the Questors must do her bidding. It was at her behest that the Questors lead the Technocracy to the The Church of the First Blood on Bonfire Night. Cain gets Rus to reluctantly reveal the location of Mandjet, home of the two cabals, and promises he will free the Questors from the clutches of the Ascension Warriors
-exploring his magic further, Rory invents a spell to protect himself in battle he calls “Baldur’s Protection”
-The rest of the Misfits prepare for battle, and following Rus’s directions, arrive at the train cars containing Mandjet

Session 8
Assault on Mandjet

- The Misfits storm Mandjet, and absolutely destroy the place; Rupert Cain kills Triodia with a surprise fireball, Sarah Giles kills Ann Archy with an electrical discharge, and Nicholas Black kills Tripitaka with a shotgun blast to the head.
-Rupert Cain picks up Tripitaka’s Staff of Fortuitous Intervention.
-Rupert informs Mercury Jones of what happened at Mandjet; Mercury tells him that the The Questors of the Sign were also killed, thanks to the death curse that Triodia had linked to them.
-Rory Cooper returns to the The Sacred Grove to mentally recover from the battle, where The Emissary shows him her most cherished possession: a Sony Walkman, with a cassette of Michael Jackson’s Thriller
-Nick and David Joy, inspired by the Ascension Warriors, erect an entropy ward to protect the Church
-Nick and David go out drinking; they are turned away from The Juncture by Jim Doles, so they end up at The World’s End
-Nick gives Rory’s friend Sharon Smith 100 pounds, saying it is from Rory
-Nick and David investigate the The Silence Killer’s latest victim, a theater critic named Cyril Oscar, and discover sluggish resonance.

Session 9

-David Joy and Sarah Giles visit Mel Chow at the The University of Birmingham to take a look at the mainframe. Mel Chow is initially suspicious of David and Sarah’s relationship to one another but quickly relaxes when she gets to know Sarah. – Sarah optimizes the mainframe and in exchange, Mel gives Sarah remote access to the mainframe
-Captain Chaos, mentor of Ann Archy and Cool Cat, declares war on Sarah after finding out that both of his apprentices are dead after the assault on Mandjet – he sends a virus her way, but she easily turns it around on him, and posts his digital coordinates to the Digital Web, inviting others to grief him as well.
-David researches Cyril Oscar and petty crimes; he goes to the site of a gay-bashing where a young man was beaten to death by two skin-heads named Corwin Tom and Don Leir.
-David uses The Curse of Damocles on the two skin-heads, causing them to die in unexpected and gruesome ways.
-Nick and David bring Father Cain to the site of Cyril’s Oscar death. Looking backward in time, Father Cain finds a footprint, and a bit of red clay, which leads The Misfits to conclude the Silence Killer is a golem.
-Sarah tracks the Silence Killer to an underwater location in the canals of Birmingham, and watches him perform a magical ritual.
-David Joy buys a taser and Father Cain empowers it.
-The Misfits confront the Silence Killer, catching him off guard and best him in battle. The golem attempts to escape but Nick tags the golem with a spirit beacon which allows the Misfits to track it. Father Cain freezes an entire section of the canals solid, trapping the golem in ice and Sarah teleports the golem’s own knife into the magical sigil in its chest, killing it instantly.

Session 10
Buried Treasure

-Rory Cooper and Nicholas Black purchase iron from Patrick O’Sea
-David Joy sees a naked dead girl hanging around the The Church of the First Blood
-Working from the notes left by Adam, The Silence Killer, Rupert Cain tries to pick up the thread of his search for the Voynich Manuscript Cipher. It appears that Adam has tracked the Cipher to a man named Isaacson. He asks Sarah Giles to learn more about Isaacson, and after research records she discovers that when he died, he left his goods and his business to man named Sterling Parson
-David meets with The Doctor and promises to undergo detox
-Eric Mason and Woody accompany Rory to a meeting with Bulldog, the chief representative of John Bull. Bulldog asks them to break into The Treasure Trove and steal the deed; the trio agree
-the gang pull of the job, impressing Bulldog and getting paid
-Nick and David drive around the city trying to find the source of the Gauntlet thickening; they have no real luck, but they do discover a shallowing, which turns out to be the sanctum of The Child of Night; they remove a Skull of Ka’Lun from the abattoir for Rupert to study
-Rupert invites the The Ghostbusters to the Church to see the skull, and to discuss the continued existence of the Child of Night
- The Misfits and The Ghostbusters depart together to investigate the abattoir, where they encounter a creature from the Far Umbra


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