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  1. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    In the morning the cabal met with the house's maintenance director Levi LaFlure, an older black man with a pronounced Cajun accent. They discussed the decor and design of the main hall and the offices. Once that was settled the mages went about their business. It will take about a month and a half for the renovations to be completed in the Cabal Hall The next a couple of days are spent locating and surveying the two smaller nodes both of which were located in different cemeteries as well as the last old node the chantry had once been connected to. Once that was done they cabal settled into a routine. The chantry made very few demands on their time since none of the mages were instructors or filled any of the various offices the House had for running the day to day operations. Each mage was pretty much free to do their own thing. Of the five mages left in their little Cabal only Triessa found her self having much to do in a n official capacity at the House sitting in on meeting and such. The New Deacon took a liking to the carefree mage and had her accompany her on several of the houses official outings, visiting with the Covenant and with the Cathedral and some of the other local Chantries. The rest had plenty of time to pursue their own activities of study or what have you. Since both Cade and Kaitlin had their own homes the two of them were often away from The Astrarium House. Kaitlin became the unofficial Liaison with the werewolves due to her growing relationship with Terrance who was something of a party animal. Cade when not at the House dabbling with his magical gun and bullets or other wonders he sought to create started doing his old job as a private detective. The twins while living at the House also fell back into their old living routine of street performing and sometimes even accompanied Kaitlin and Terrance on nights out in the French Quarter . On these nights out clubbing sometimes Naomi showed up usually accompanied by a tall light skinned black woman named Alice with a true french accent. That the two were together was apparent but when at these little get together's Naomi tended to ignore the woman and spent a lot of time flirting with Genevieve. Other werewolves sometimes joined them on these nights out. It was early September on one of these nights in the French Quarter. Kaitlin and Terrance were on the Dance floor at the famous Blue Nile club on Frenchman street. Jacques and Genevieve were nursing drinks with Triessa and a couple of other werewolves from Terrance's pack, Tamera and Jason. The music is loud and live, Water Seed is performing. This is Triessa's first time out with the rest of the Cabal and Jason the werewolf is shamlessly trying to hit on her. On the dance floor Terrance is shimming close to Kaitlin when suddenly his eys flash yellow and he stiffens missing a beat. At the table Jason and Tamera both go silent and turn to glare at the entrance of the club, Tamera actually shifts into her near human form before shifting back when Jason puts a hand on her arm. Across the club three people young, fit, pretty, dressed very expensively are making their way toward the table where the mages and werewolves sit. The one in the lead is a woman around 25 or 26 you would guess, she is flanked by two men who are obviously body guards. The crowd seems to magically part before them allowing them to pass with ease. The werewolves are tense ready to spring. The woman and her two hardcore eye candy bodyguards stop at the table. The music seems to fade around the gathering though no one else in the club notices. The woman puts her hands on her hips and grins at the two Garou. “Didn't expect to see you here Jason. Are these the Pottermore's?” Across town Cade is doing research on a case he had taken. A mundane runaway but then this is New Orleans nothing here is ever as mundane as it may first seem. The rest of the Cabal were out Partying, they had invited him but he had begged off. They were all so young and full the desire to live life while he was stuck in the shadows. He heard a car and saw lights flash across the curtained window. His office was at the front of the house so he could conduct business without letting clients into his privacy. He left his desk and looked out onto the curved well lit driveway now filled with a black Escalade. As he watched a man got out of the passenger side of the large SUV. He straightens his coat, the man was thin and well dressed in an expensive suit. Once the man was finished adjusting his suit coat he looked straight at Cade, then started up the walk toward the front door of the house not the office entrance where Cade knew the man knew he was. Cade hadn't been sure until the man had stared walking but now it was unmistakable to his trained and experienced eye. The man was a vampire.
  2. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    <You know it sister, let me call Naomi and set up a meet, she gonna wanna to talk.> came back the werewolf's thought tinged with excitement. Some time later after Penny drops the mages back at the club where Terrence was waiting to take them to to the packs house at the apartment building they had been to before. Once they arrived there they found that Naomi had summoned the whole pack after hearing Tamera's brief explanation. Naomi stood when the mages came into the room. "Welcome brothers and sisters. Tamera brings news of a grave threat to our city. How can we help you?"
  3. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    Radu nods with satisfied agreement and produces a cell phone. He hands it to Cade. "This has our numbers should you need to get in touch with us personally. These will bypass the usual buffers we keep so we are not bothered. Also you will find the information we have gathered on the gang members we know are part of the Shaitans cult, as well as the areas where the gangs have been most active. We have pulled all of our brethren from these area as well as warned those members of the Kindred who are traveling through the city to avoid them. However there are Kindred whom we do not have control of and who are stupid enough not to heed the warning. If you encounter Kindred in these areas," he gives questioning look to the Prince and her Sabbat counterpart both of whom nod back," to deal with them as you see fit." He gestures toward the stairs, "Penny will see you back to your vehicles at the club you were at. Thank you for agreeing to help us in this matter." As he leads you to the Stairs Carmillia speaks."The blood will flow like rivers, mages, if the source is not found before the full moon rises again, that moon shall be dripping in the blood of our doom."
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    Juliet smiles and sqeezes his arm."That sounds more than fair. I promise a favor for a favor," She drops her arm to her side and faces Andreas, " Andreas?" The Sabbat vampire ponders then nods. "Yes, a favor for a favor."
  5. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    Radu crosses his arms and faces Cade. "We offer you nothing. You would not be here if it were not for Carmilla. She has seen this in the cards. You and yours will find the source of the Vrykolakas and you will defeat it. We only brought you here to inform you that for you in this matter we will consider those assembled here as members of our clans and sects. We will give you what aid we can without exposing our selves to the vrykolakas, and will not take vengeance for any kindred you must destroy to end the plague." Juliet reaches out and touches Cade's arm to get his attention. "But we would not want you to think us ungrateful. What is it you desire Mr. Alistair?"
  6. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    The little girl scrunches her nose and hisses at Kaitlin, pushing her chair back, her fingers becoming claws and her fangs growing to almost 2 inches in length. She looks poised to leap at Kaitlin for about a second. Then, just as suddenly, she looks normal, her chair still in place, hands calmly holding her cards. Kaitlin is completely unable to determine if what she had just seen was real or not and from the looks on the paler than usual vampires around her she thinks that they are uncertain as well. "Silly mortal, my master is God, who else could it be." The simple statement made in a sing song child's voice sent chills down the spine
  7. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    A little child like giggle escapes the tiny figure as she flips another card onto the table, “No cat-girl, there is only one future, just as there is only one past and one now. What you do is make possibilities. As for helping you that is what i am doing now.” Radu drifts toward the table motioning for the vampires and humans to join him, “This is Carmilla, she is...gifted.” She smiles up at Radu before turning back to her cards. The mages and vampires now stand in a semi circle around the table with the small vampire. She is laying out her cards not in a traditional tarot cross but rather in what appears to be some sort of solitaire form. The cards are also not the expected tarot card, instead she is shuffling and pulling various types of sports and collectable card game cards. There are cards form the games Magic, Pokemon, Hearthstone, as well as cards representing sports figures from baseball, basketball, and football, both American and soccer. Kaitlin is a bit shocked at the girls statement, “Did you just read my mind,” asks Kaitlin defensively? “Me? No silly,” Carmilla giggles again, “I can't read minds.” She turns her eyes up to Kaitlin, who can see that they are a pale opalescent green, “But my master can and he talks to me.” Heads turn to Radu with looks both questioning and accusatory but he just shakes his head slightly and nod back to the little girl vampire. She flips a couple of more cards the turns her attention back Triessa. “You will not be alon you will have you're' friends,” she points at Kaitlin, “her puppy dogs,” then her finger moves to Cade, “and his.” She flips the last card and abruptly stands up, she is about 4'7 or 8” lending her an even more childlike appearance except that now that she is standing, her body reveals a woman's well developed curves just in a tiny form. “The pandillaros know what the blood does to us, that it releases the beast, turns us into the vrykolakas. The vampire-demons have destroyed many civilizations throughout history and this is the goal of the pandillaros' master, to destroy this civiliztion. He has set the the pandillaros to hunt the kindred here in this place.” Cade shakes his head, “If this is true then why have we never heard of these things before, I mean I have heard the name before it's was the Greek word for vampires, or werewolves the myths contradict on that, so if they are real and if they are so dangerous why didn't they overrun the world?” “They died, silly. In the ancient times they could not spread far enough, fast enough, to overcome they're hunger. Those that tried burned when they were caught by the sun, and vrykolakas burn very well. Those that did not try to leave there place starved, unlike kindred, the vrykolakas must feed they cannot enter torpor. Feed or die. Once all the humans were gone the would turn on the beasts, once those were gone, they would turn on each other until only one was left and that one would either starve or burn as it tried to find food.” Kaitlin noticed that the vampires seemed doubtful about what the girl was saying as if they were hearing it for the first time as well. “How do you know all of this?” Carmilla giggled, “I told you, my master talks to me and he talks to the pandillaros' master too. They play senet together, the same game even, for over 5000 years. They're master told my master and he told me so I could tell you. And now you must save the world stop the pandillarosor we all die.” She smiles again.
  8. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    "No it's just you," came a tiny voice from a dark corner of the balcony. It could have been a womans voice or a child and something about it sent shivers down spines that almost never knew fear. Everyone except Radu looks toward the origin of the voice, the other vampires seemingly as surprised as the humans. There in the dark corner, was the silhouette of a small figure hunched over a table. The shadows seem to receed into the blue lighting of the club revealing a girl who looked to be in her mid to late teens. her dress distinctly old fashioned as was her over all look. she was playing with cards. "The cards only showed me you and your friends, and the cards never lie," She looks up directly at Genevieve and Jacques, " do they?"
  9. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    The Prince studied the mages for a moment as if weighing important matters. Suddenly Andreas the Sabbat leader huffed noisily, "Dammit we are wasting time. The affected gangsmen are stronger and tougher than those we would employ against them, more over, we," he sweeps his arm to indicate the other vampire, "cannot risk rooting them out ourselves..." "Not because we do not wish to be hurt," said Juliet annoyance clear in her tone, "but because the risk is too great. Penny." At the sound of her name Penny picks up a laptop and sashays over to the table she flicks some keys with her extremely long bright red nails and sets it down. On the screen for all to see is a video of a room. it looks like a doctors examination room complete with a medical bed. on the bed is a form roughly man sized but bulkier and its face is hideous. it's face has human and of all thing bat like characteristics. It looks dead. "This is the survivor of the first encounter. As you can see he is no longer anything resembling a human being. right now he isin torpor. This is a stae of deep deep sleep the Kindred undergo from time to time," Explaines Juliet. On the screen two men enter the room and go about caregiver duties. As the two men are working they are oblivious tot he sick vampires beginning to move although the camera catches the movement. Suddenly the sick vampire explodes from his resting position and in a matter of second the two men are literaly torm apart then the room is filled with incredibly bright light and fire. the monster wriths and screams in pain before the lens on the camera cracks and the picture goes black." "Keep watching," says Penny, as the pictures comes back showingn the monster on the bed again just as it's attack begins, "This is at one tenth the speed." The video shows the horrendous attack of the monster in slow motion. at that speed they can clearly see the monster. "Everyone of the kindred who have been exposed to the blood of these gang members, is in torpor and turning into one of these...things. That is why we need you. To end the threat the gangs pose to all of us yourselves included, and to find the source of they're corrupted blood," comes the voice of Radu as he finishes the explanation.
  10. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    Radu raised an eyebrow, "Very astute, Mr. Alistair, very astute." Cade passes the photo around so the other mages can see it. Juliet continues,"Since you know what the symbol is let me tell you a little story you probably don't know." Andreas gives her a dark look but says nothing. "What i am going to tell you is privileged information not to be shared with any others. There is a blood line of the Kindred called Baali. it is ancient and even in Kindred circles it is evil. Shaitan is the title of the one who rules the Baali. They are demon worshipers. There have been many shaitan over the ages but they are not the Shaitan and none of those dared use that symbol. Today we have mortals in this city who bear that symbol and who are infused with vitae, the life blood of the Kindred, but it is a vitae which has been corrupted, which poisons any Kindred who tastes it. It is vitae that has been tainted with the blood of a Demon."
  11. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    Penny giggles a little but stifles it when Juliet looks back at her. "Triessa, may I call you Triessa, such a pretty name," The elegant attractive vampire gives Tri a charming smile full of promises, "It's the blood darling. Andreas and his batch were stumped, and some of the Camarilla Kindred who dabble in that sort of low culture have been affected as well. So when it came to my attention I sent some of my own investigators to suss things out." The undead woman speaks with a sultry sensuous voice there is a slight accent, probably European, but it is well hidden by her perfect English. "What we found we shared with my counterpart. These super ghouls if you will are from different gangs but we found that all of them bare a tattoo that is pretty much identical." Juliet waves a hand at Penny, who opens her handbag and pulls a folded paper out, she unfolds it and hands it to the older vampire. Juliet doesn't look at it merely slides it across the table to Triessa. The paper is a scan of a human torso from the back. The body is heavily tattooed but this is circled making it easy to see. there is a blow up of the tattoo along side the picture of the body.
  12. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    The rest of the mages stood silent. Radu nodded slightly, "Titles are not necessary this evening I think. Please be seated and we will get to the crux of the matter." Radu remains standing, Penny moves to the side of the lounge by the Prince..princess, whatever she is supposed to be called. Mechaem nods at Radu and leaves going back down the stairs they way they had come. Every one else finds a seat. “Yes, The reason we have asked you to come is one of need. Let me give some back ground. My kind, the Kindred, what you call vampires, and yours, the mages have fought over New Orleans since it's founding , in truth have fought for as long as we have known of each other. After Katrina, the camarilla and the mages agreed to a peace treaty, we call the covenant, it has held now for eleven years. At the same Time The camarilla and their rivals the Sabbat also agreed to a peace here in the city and they agreed to abide by the terms of the covenant even though they are not signatories. There has been peace,” he gives Cade a small smile, “for the most part between our peoples. That peace is at risk. In the last few years as the city has recovered a new faction of mortals as been moving into the city. Hispanics. Mostly of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry and a growing number from Mexico proper. This increase of about 3 percent of the total population doesn't seem like much but the numbers are misleading. In the last three to four years the population growth has double invisibly from the immigration of undocumented persons, the vast majority of which are Mexican and associated with gangs. New Orleans has always had it criminal element, there has always been a large investment in this area from the Mafia, and to be honest, we Kindred have always been involved in these endeavors as well. We are often forced to operated in the shadows and behind the scenes. It is just the truth of the matter.” Andreas shifts uncomfortably in his seat, “Can you just get to the heart of the matter, please?” “As you wish,” smiles Radu pleasantly. “These gangs are not united representing the Latin Kings, the Mexican Mafia, MS13, and many others. They have wormed they're way into the criminal enterprises of the city in a big way and threatened the balance....” “Enough!” Andreas slams his hand down on the table. “You dance around this like you are wooing them,” He looks at the mages directly.”My people are involved in the same activities as these animals. Yes we are in the drug trade the sex trade we have to make money to survive and yes the Latino's have hurt us so we went after them. We thought they were just mortals but we were wrong. A pack of ..enforcers were sent to teach these upstarts a lesson to send a message. All but one were sent to their final embrace. And he is... torpor is not even the proper word for it. When we found them there were dead all over it looked like a war zone. The gang members were fueled by Vitae, by blood of vampires but a blood so tainted when the one who survived drank from one of the still living ghouls the blood sent him into convulsions, his body twisted became hideous like a Nosferatu, and he went into a sort of torpor.” Andreas drained his glass and stared at it quietly. A slight smile played across Juliet's lips at her rivals discomfort and distress.
  13. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    Cade sat in the back of the fancy SUV by himself. Aside from Mechaem the only other occupant of the vehicle was the driver, Cade's magic revealed that the driver was alive, most likely a ghoul, one of the blood bound servants of the vampires. They made their way onto the highway and into town proper, the drive took about twenty minutes and the whole while Cade was sorely tempted to end this monsters unlife. Eventually the exited the highway and threaded the more narrow streets that bordered the french quarter. Eventually they pulled into a parking lot beside what looked like an old office building with storefront windows. The windows were frosted and Cade couldn't see inside. There was a set of double doors of the same frosted glass that had what looked like two bouncers guarding it. There were velvet ropes and poles showing where to stand in line but there was no line. Mechaem made no move to get out, he had been still and silent the entire drive, now though, he spoke without turning. “We will wait for the rest of your party so we don't have to do the introductions more than once. They shouldn't be long.” Before Cade could ask what he had meant by party he spied a long white stretch limo pulling up to the front of the club. Mechaem said nothing just opened his door slid out and straightened his suit coat. Cade followed and as he closed his door the limo pulled away and he saw his cabal standing with a woman who was dressed elegantly but just seemed off. She was also another vampire. Cade scowled. They joined the rest of the cabal and the new vampire, Mechaem Spoke as he stepped past the door bouncers. “I am Mechaem, Senschale to Baron Radu, welcome to Locul Pacii, the Place of Peace. If you will follow me I will take you to your meeting.” He didn't pause just led them into the club. He also did not acknowledge Penny in any way shape or form. The groups filed in after him. “Baron,” whispered Triessa? “I told you he was old world,” snorted Penny derisively as she rolled her eyes at Mechaem's back. The large vampire ignored Penny and led them into the club proper. The club was surprisingly modern but there were some classical throwbacks in the art and the huge oak bar which took up most of one side of the large warehouse sized room. The bar was lined with stainless steel tall backed stools that looked surprisingly comfortable. Along the other sidewall was a long upholstered bench, there were short solid square tables also of stainless steel with onyx tops set at intervals with cushioned backless loveseats facing the bench. The loveseats could seat two comfortably, three intimately. The plush upholstery on the bench and the loveseats was light blue. In the center of the large space was a dance floor that could hold and 20 couples more if they didn't mind rubbing against one another. The dance floor was raised about half a foot above the main floor and at the back of the dance floor was a second small raised platform where a small live band could set up. Filling the rest of the empty space were tall onyx and stainless tables designed for standing at. At the back of the club were the rest rooms and swinging doors which led into a hallway that led to the kitchens. On either side of the back of the room there were two sweeping curved stairways which lead to a private observation balcony. The lighting in the club was subdued and filtered giving everything a blue cast. The music was also not loud unless you were on the dance floor so talking was not difficult.the style playing as the cabal made it's way through the club was modern house music common in the clubs of the city. Neither special nor offensive. The patrons were not numerous and although many watched the mages pass through none seemed overly interested or concerned. For the mages part they were able, through the use of their magick, to determine that there was a mix of Vampire and human in clientele. Mecham led them to the back of the club and up to the observation deck where the furnishings were more comfortable, classical, and obviously expensive. There were three Vampires, two male, one female, seated around a table with drinks sitting in front of each. Mechaem gave a polite bow of his head to the man sitting in the middle then he introduced the mages to the three vampires. “Allow me to introduce your host, The Baron Vladislav Radu, Owner of this premises.” he indicated the fair haired aristocratic man sitting in the middle between the other man and the woman. “And this,” Mechaem indicates the darker man with Mediterranean features, “is Andreas Kasiloukis, The representative of the Sabbat in the city.” The dark haired man raises his glass whiskey with a nod. “And last but certainly not least, Madam Juliet Benet,” he gives the attractive woman who looks to be in her early forties a slight bow, “The Prince of New Orleans.” “Haha,” the woman giggles as she raises a glass of wine, “now Mechaem you know I don't like to be called prince.” “You would rather queen I suppose,” injects the Sabbat vampire. The two glare at each other. Radu stands and two waiters bring champagne for everyone. “Welcome, my friends to this Place of Peace,” he says as much to the two vampires as to the mages.
  14. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    Penny just couldn't help but be obnoxious it was her nature, she sneered at Kaitlin's question as she pointedly looked out the limos side window watching the long car zoom past traffic. What the fuck, they could probably use their magic to find out more than she could ever reveal anyway. "Sure, why not. Help yourselves to the bar," The haughty vampire paused thinking about where to begin. "Vladaslav Radu is old world, and i do mean old world. I don't know how much y'all know about the Kindred but i am sure y'all have tons of books and stuff to learn shit about clans and blood lines and politics. Yep just like y'all we have politics. There's two major parties in Kindred politics, The Camarilla," She points to herself, " we are the ones who don't want to cause waves want to blend in pretend we are human and all that. Then there are the Sabbat, they embrace the beast think Kindred should be the top dog, alpha predator of the universe. The two bodies have been at war for a long long time. Radu used to be a big time muckity muck in the Sabbat back in eastern Europe a long time ago like a few hundred years long time ago. Then he dropped out of the scene, probably went into torpor but who knows. He showed back up in the middle of the last century but he didn't want his old position of power which had been kept up by his childer. Instead he wanted to unite the Kindred as one but not to rule the world in Sabbatt fashion, but to make peace and live in harmony with humanity and everything else crawling in the shadows. That really didn't fly to well with the Sabbat hell it didn't even fly with his family, and well lets just say blood was spilt." She pauses to see if they are still following her, she kind of likes the attention. "When the dust settled Most of Radu's family were dust and he was exiled. His clan pulled a lot of strings to keep him from the final embrace but then those crazy fucks are like that. Radu and his remaining followers came to America and settled down here. The Camarilla let him in because he declared that all he wanted was peaceful coexistence. He built his club Locul Pacii, the Place of Peace, and made it a sanctuary for anyone, supernatural or human. Back then the Camarilla was the only party in town but after Katrina, the Sabbat spread their disease to our humid green wonderland. When New Orleans was built it was done so by Kindred. You mages stole it from us. Up to Katrina, Kindrid and mages were pretty much at war here, well everywhere really I guess, , led by your' holier than thou wizards at the Cathedral. After Katrina, when the Sabbat came Radu approached your group of mages at that crazy house of yours and they came up with the Covenant Peace Treaty. Since then He has also managed to create a cease fire between the Camarilla and the Sabbat here. But now something else has come to town something that threatens all of us if it gains hold. That's why he asked for you guys."
  15. MAGE20 - A Moon So Red

    At The Blue Nile Club Tamera looked down at the not and frowned then kind of jumped in her seat <This is just me I wanted to keep you guys aware of whats going on and this way the vampires won't know your along for the ride in a different way> Says Genevieve through the newly established mind ling with Tamera. <Fuck this is weird. Bitch, you better not be digging around in my mind, but thanks. we'll follow along after y'all leave so we're close in case you need us.> Tamera nodded as she engaged in mindspeaking for the first time in her life. Terrance gave a questioning look to Kaitlin asking if he should stay or come with her. She smiled at him and shook her head as she joined up with her fellow cabal Members and followed the vampires outside where a white stretch limo awaited them. One of the body guards got intot he front of the limo while Penny and the mages occupied the back. The other two bodyguards got into a dark SUV which followed them. All of this was relayed to Tamera via the link. Still inside the club Tamera filled Jason and Terrance in on what was going down and the three left the club as soon as the cars pulled out. Going into the shadows the three shifted to wolf form and using their keen sense followed the two cars.
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    Penny tilts her head and gives Triessa a look that says "I'm a somebody, you are a nobody", as she holds out her hand to one of the other vampires who fills it with a cell phone, "Let me check on that." Hitting speed dial she waits a second, "Yeah it's Penny Copper let me talk to your boss." A few more seconds pass. "Yeah i delivered your invitation, but the mage here wants to know if it's a real invitation that will get them in trouble if they blow us off or can they take a rain check? Seems they are worried about leaving their pets behind unattended." She smirks at Triessa as she is listening to the reply then closes the call and hands the phone back without looking. "Mr. Radu says that the Lupines were not invited not out of any desire to insult them," Her voice is laced with sarcasm, "But rather for their safety. He understands their...anger issues and didn't want to expose them to something that would set them off. He does say however that if you wish to include them you can bring one as long as you can keep it on it's leash. He will vouch for it's safety. But yeah it's important, you know Life or death, end of the world type shit, yada yada. So what do you say? Cars waiting."
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    The vampire named Penny Flinches back then smiles a huge grin revealing incredibly sharp fangs she is making no attempt to conceal. She points at Jacques coquetteishly, "for him, I'd sparkle, Dazzal, and do really amazing things. For you, not so much." She laughs at her own joke then shakes her hands palms out in a warding off manner, "but much as I love where this witty banter is going, that is not why I am here." Penny looks to the dance floor where Kaitlin and Terrance are lingering waiting to pounce should it be necessary. "Aww such a cute couple," coos the smart-assed vampire, "look i'm just here to deliver an invitation and give a ride to those of you without fleas. The owner of Locul Pacii , Vlad Radu, the guy that help broker our little peace treaty. would like you all to join him for the evening." She glances at the two werewolves sitting at the table, "not you two, y'all weren't invited to the treaty and your certainly not invited to the party."
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    Mechaem inclines his head a bit as he looks over Cade's clothes. "Your clothes are fine, he isn't bringing you in for your fashion sense. I'll wait for you in the car," with a polite nod he leaves the house and goes to the SUV and waits. Cade watches as the vampire gets in the passenger side then goes and grabs a few things before locking up and joining his mortal enemies.
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    At the Blue Nile Club On the Dance Floor Terrance shifted position pulling Kaitlin tight against him. There was nothing sexual in the move it was more protective. Kailin saw him sniff the air and noticed that his canine teeth had gotten longer. "Leeches" One word filled with utter loathing and disdain. "What you call vampires," he whispered into her ear, "this could get nasty, there's a fourth over there watching you and me." At the Table Tamera growls and tenses, "Leeches," she hisses through gritted teeth, her rage barely contained. "Leeches," asked Triessa? "Vampires, Triessa," Jason interrupted, "what are doing here Penny?" "Gawd Jason, you know we don't like those names. We aren't here to fight, just to invite." Penny the dark haired woman smiles at Triessa and Genevieve, looking them over appreciatively, then she frowns and looks down at her own somewhat flat chest. "What is it with you mages and big tits? Makes a girl self conscious."
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    At Maison Blanc The Vampire had been about to ring the bell when Cade opened the door and invited him inside. He looked back at the SUV and nodded at the man in the drivers seat <wait> he sent the thought as he stepped across the mage's threshold. "It is a pleasure to meet you Mr. Alistair, my name is Mechaem, I'm a fan of your work," He smiles and looks around the foyer, "you have a very nice home. I'll get right to the point. I am here at the behest of my sire Valadislav Radu, who would like to invite you to his private club, Locul Pacii. He would like to discuss a business matter with you and your companions."
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  23. MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    The morning rain had done nothing but make the 89 degree temperature feel like 98. that and bring the close in stench of the open streets to the water laden air. 59% humidity made breathing in this heat uncomfortable add to it the smell of alcohol and vomit and it was almost unbearable. Maria Garcia pushed her work cart down the walkway toward cottage 509 it was her first bungalow of the day. Maria was 29, a former school teacher in her native Mexico, and for the last 4 years an illegal immigrant in the United States. She knew she was Illegal and even owned it, it was better here even working as a menial than it had been back home. She had used every bit of money she had saved to sneak across the border and everything else in her possession as well. Once across at Laredo she had bribed a gringo with her body to bring her to New Orleans and a new life. Armed with a fake social security number and a grasp of the English language thanks to her years as a teacher she had landed this good job at the upscale Audoban Cottages. She was happy with her lot and she was free of the violence and poverty of her former home. No do not disturb sign was displayed so she knocked in case there were sleeping occupants, waited a few moments then slid her pass key unlocking the door. “Good morning, housekeeping.” She announced as the door swung open and she stepped into the room. Maria stood in silence as she took in the sight. It took that long for her mind to register what she was seeing. Then Maria screamed. The Astrarium House They had been told to gather for brunch today by their various mentors. Aja, Triessa, Cheshire, and the twins all had taken rooms at the House and choose to reside there for the most part. They had spent the morning at their usual routines and at the appointed time met in the main dining room. A brunch buffet assembled by Alphonse was laid out and her directed the young mages to help themselves while they waited fo the others. The others Alphonse was talking about was Cade Allistair, a registered private investigator and long time resident of the city,and Kailin Vandussen a recent transplant from Wyoming who chose to live apart. Cade arrived looking a little grumpy and preoccupied he waved greetings and went to the table with the champagne. Kaitlin it seemed was running late She loved running along the lake shore it was the best early in the morning but it had been raining so she had waited for it to clear before setting out. Today's run had been good an as an added bonus pantheris had manifested and led her on a merry chase leading her round about the rental property and back to her cabin before fading to mist. She stopped at the edge of the woods when she saw the police motorcycle parked next to her jeep. Her eyes quickly found Pascal, the sexy little cop that she had seduced her first weekend in New Orleans. Of course she hadn't known he was a cop and he claims he had seduced her. Six one way half dozen the other. She met him on the porch a question in her eyes. “Morning, Amazon.” He said as he came of the porch and stepped into her embrace his arms going around her waist his hands cupping her butt, squeezing her through her shorts. “What are you doing here?” Kait asked looking over to the bike by her jeep. “Are you working?” “Yeah I just wanted to drop by,”She felt something slide into the phone pocket in her shorts, “say hi see if you want to have dinner Friday. Kait steps back. “Sure that would be nice.” she felt the flash drive he had slipped into her shorts. “Good then I better hit the road I'll call you later we'll thrash out the details.” his lascivious smile sent a thrill down Kaits spine as her own personal cop fired up the bike and took off. She watched him until the bike made the corner at the end of the long shell drive. Then she took out the drive and looked at it. She was already late, the drive will have to wait until I get to this brunch thing, she thought as she went inside to shower and change, I'm sure Aja will let me use his laptop. Kaitlin had finally arrived of course everyone else had pretty much finished eating and were just passing the time waiting for what ever the Arch Deacon had summoned them for. As Kaitlin sat down with a full plate of food and was just about to call Aja over, the Arch Deacon came into the dining room accompanied by a good looking young man. “Ladies, Gentlemen,” Moore began, “I have called you here to day to make a few thing formal. Most of you have been here for a couple of months. As you know this House was badly damaged during The Storm, we lost 2 thirds of our members and it has been slow for our rebuilding. We have brought many alumni, myself included back to fill out our number. But it was time for new blood.” He offers a seat to the new comer. Then continues around the table as he speaks. “Each of you were carefully chosen by your personal mentors to be offered a place among us, brought here at their behest so we as a whole could observe and make sure you were right for us and for each other.” He stops at the head of the table. “Allow me to introduce Xavier Cross, your final piece. Cross is... just as talented as each of you in his chosen specialization and he brings experience which many of y u lack. I am hoping that he is a good addition to your group. The Assembly has decided to allow the seven...now eight of you to form the fifth and final Cabal of the Astrarium House. There are a few details which you must first see two of course not the least of which is choosing a name and electing a Deacon to sit on the assembly. But that can wait. Today I have a job for you, your first as a cabal. He produces a folder holds it up then hands it to Genevieve who is sitting nearest. “This lists all the local nodes which were once dedicated to the House. The Storm broke those dedications and severed our ley lines to them. This has left The House weakened in regards to sheer power. I want you to resurvey and dedicate as many of them as you can. I assume Xavier that you remember how to perform those rituals. Good.” He didn't wait for an answer. "Then you all have your work cut out for you. I will expect regular progress reports and make sure you discuss the establishment of your Cabal and make what decisions are necessary. Any questions?”
  24. MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    "Alright then." The tall Black woman clasped her hands in front of her and smiles at the cabal. "I will bid all of you a good night and tomorrow will be new beginning." She bows her head slightly to everyone and departs the room. The servant, Dinah a middle aged African American woman slightly heavy set steps up. "If'in Y'all are ready I can show you to your section." Some of the gathered mages took a few sips of drinks but then followed the woman out. They crossed through the house and out through the courtyard garden past the fountains. She led them to a ste of double doors and threw them open revealing an empty space. The room was a two story hall with large floor to ceiling windows on the south side. The floor was bare wood the walls opposite the windows was paneled in oak. The center of that wall was dominated by a huge Fireplace with a fancy old fashioned brick mantel. At the far end of the room were two wooden door each opened into a empty 25 x 25 room suitable for offices. The remainder of the room was bare and empty. "I'll have Levi come by after breakfast and y'all can tell him what ya want done with the room and what type a decor y'all want." "Y'all need anything else?"
  25. MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    Zay stops Kaitlin as she is pulling up the speed dial. "There is no need to call your friend Kaitlin. And no need for a mind link or to attempt to locate the subject by any other means. Samurai Jack, along with Cheshire and the rest of his cabal are following her link to the mage in question. As soon as Ajah returned here with Cross this afternoon we ascertained what it was that he had found on your flash drive and for whatever reason did not find it important enough to tell you about it as soon as he had. That is one of the reasons he is no longer here. This was to show you that things do not just happen, That destiny will find you and that you each have the capacity to do whatever it is you need to do, that there are many ways to accomplish what you want and that you must all work together. Each of you adds to the whole. Since You have established a Rapport with the Shape Changers. I would like you to continue to pursue this, they can be a useful source of information but be aware that they will have their own agenda. A section of the house has been set aside for your cabal's use If you have no further questions Dinah will show you where." She gestures to a thin old black woman, one of the house sleeper staff, standing silently by the door.
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