21 September 2016 – 20:00
Meeting at the Trinity Nightclub, Hecate and Luisa spoke in tones barely audible over the bass-heavy music that thumped in their chests. Clubbers packed the nightclub that evening, and the thumping air was thick with the smell of perfume, cologne and sweat.
Stepping into one of the side rooms, Luisa tried to convince the mage that they couldn’t keep meeting as they had in the past. Since the change in Hecate’s blood, Luisa was no longer sure she could control herself during their ‘sessions’. She insisted they had to be careful, now more than ever, as Luisa’s sisters were becoming suspicious. It was unusual for one of them to keep a ‘blood doll’ around for so long.
Before they could continue, the pair were interrupted by an equally surprised Helios.
Helios had arrived at the club earlier to meet with Tony after he had informed Olympia Investigations he had information for them. However, when he spotted Hecate slipping into the back room, he had decided to say hello.
After breaking up the meeting between Hecate and Luisa, Helios tried to make it up to the other mage but was quickly brushed off. Thinking nothing of it, Helios decided instead to check in on Tony.
Spotting Tony at a nearby table, Helios grabbed a beer and made his way over. Tony told Helios that he should be wary of Chris O’Dowd (Hades). The Italian mage had learned that Hades was planning something that could get a lot of people hurt, and while Tony couldn’t stop him, he hoped that Helios and the others could.
- Hecate. Ugh, having Helios barge in like that. I can not tell him that she’s kindred, that will not go down well at all because that will spread like wildfire. I need to keep this down and not let anyone know I’m going out with her, I know how other people are and if I have to act distant well then— I promised Luisa that we would try and be careful from now on. I’m going to have to try and figure out ways to see her but I don’t see it ending well if her sisters hate me… There’s going to be flames soon but I’ll continue to love you, dear…
- Helios. What bizarre behaviour from Abigail. Is she embarrassed to have relations with a girl? A girl who seems important there but has an issue with smiling. No matter, I will ask later and I’m sure me and this woman can be good friends very soon. Then there’s this Tony fellow. He seems like a good lad that takes care of himself, but he was very cautious of Chris. Don’t know why, the guy’s harmless. Maybe I can get them to let bygones be bygones. At least I got to catch up with Jim. Now he’s a good friend; sure can hold his liquor.
The Greasy Spoon
21 September 2016 – 20:00
Across town, at a small, out-of-the-way dinner, Adria sat waiting patiently for her latest client, Mrs Conway, to make an appearance. The elderly lady had called Olympia Investigations earlier that day explaining that she was worried about her husband and everyone else she’d asked for help had just brushed her off. Adria and her team were the old woman’s last and only hope.
Once Mrs Conway arrived Adria invited her to have a seat. She older woman explained that her husband, Arnold, a usually kind and caring person, had become distant in recent weeks. Cold and uncaring, as if the light within him had gone out. Mrs Conway said that Mr Conway worked at the Rainier Club as one of the serving staff, but lately, he’d been spending more and more time there, even outside work hours.
Adria reassured her not to worry and that she would look into it.
After Mrs Conway left Tartarus, who was enjoying his weekly fill of ribs from the diner, called Adria over to join him. After some light discussion, Tartarus expressed his concerns about Mr Beaumont, and that the cabal should be wary of him.
- Adria. September 24, 2016: Met with a possible client. Her husband is acting strange, works at some rich and powerful place. Going to have to check it out, luckily I think Aos has gotten us all invited, so will poke around a bit while I am there. On way out, ran into Tartarus, had a quick conversation, although nothing of too much importance. Had to leave when I got a report of a fire.
- Tartarus. Adria. Always moving. I like that about her. I hope she can keep ahead of the tide that’s rising. Ribs were good, little lacking on the habanero. Having an opportunity to share a cerveza with Adria and then work alongside her was good. I think so long as I can do so, I can expect her to take advantage of my good habits. Maybe she’ll start emulating them. The Fire was arson (doi) but it looks like we found the Relic. I’ve got an appointment with a snake a little later. Gangsters are bad folks for all the good reasons. I’ll be glad to take the Relic of their hands.
The Silver Owl
21 September 2016 – 20:00
Meanwhile, Aos and Hades waited idly in the basement of the Silver Owl for Eric to return. Aos casually paged through one of the many books available on display, making a note of a handful of things that peaked his interested.
In comparison Hades, already partially drunk on a hidden stash of whisky he’d found in one of the cupboards, tried in vain to get Athena, Spirit of Wisdom in the form of an owl and Eric’s companion, to ‘hoot’ back at him.
Nate was about to say something when Eric returned, an old, almost ancient looking cask under his arm. He proclaimed that he’d received it from Goibniu, Brewmaster of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and it was truly the work of gods.
Before they could partake of the brew, Hades received a call from Senior Detective Albrecht of Seattle PD informing ‘Mr O’Connor’ that his warehouse had been burnt down in a deliberate act of arson. He requested that Mr O’Connor join him down at the local precinct to go over some details.
Regrettably agreeing, Hades and Aos made their way to the precinct where they were interviewed by Albrecht and his partner, Detective Magloire. Hades told them that he’d had some recent difficulties with the Barsetti Family of late, but didn’t know anything else.
After they had left the station, Aos put a call through to Adria and Tartarus informing them of the situation, to which the pair agreed to investigate.