Dresden Files Baltimore

The Morgue

I make sure that there's a bucket handy

In-game: September 22, 2010 (afternoon and evening)

Waking Up

Locations: Greenmount Cemetery, Riza’s House

Present: Elizabeth “Riza” Spangler, Ezra Tobin

  • It is the afternoon by the time Ezra and Riza wake up (each in their own bed, not that I should have to mention that). The process does not go easily.
  • Jerome has left Ezra a telephone message to meet him at the morgue at Hopkins Hospital

The Corpse

Location: Hopkins Hospital

Present: Elizabeth “Riza” Spangler, Ezra Tobin

  • Riza and Ezra, after a brief detour to SI headquarters, join Jerome in the morgue, where Jerome waits outside whilst they examine the body.
  • Already standing over the body is Eugenia Fitzgerald, there to pay her respects.
  • Whilst Eugenia engages Ezra in conversation about her work with Believe (and against the Black Court), Riza moves directly to examine the body.
    • Though preserved in the morgue, Wayne’s body smells worse than you would expect. Even if you know what to expect.
    • The wound is rotting from the inside, faster than should be possible.
    • According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Roberts was killed by a single stab wound, with a sharp weapon that, when it hit his rib, glanced off rather than sawing in (which is rather odd given the knife’s sharpness). Riza’s examination of the body shows nothing that would cast doubt on this description.
    • According to Lore, the body has traces of residual magic, and the wound was affected by some form of biomancy
  • Ezra joins Riza in the examination, although he is less hands-on than she was. He does take small samples from the wound for later investigation.
  • Ezra and Riza discuss using a thaumaturgical ritual to experience Robert’s last moments, but decide that they will need to make preparations in order to conduct this ritual.
  • Riza examines the corpse with the Sight
    • Violent death is harsh and jagged to wizardly eyes. Roberts did not die easily
    • The residue of powerful magic, its shape reminiscent of White Council (and, in particular, Warden training) is still attached to Roberts, with its residue leading off to the southwest
    • The wound is a hotbed of Biomantic life. The spell that infests it (or the remains of the spell?) is not of human origin. Aspect: Bursting with Magical Life
  • Ezra examines the corpse, and its wound, with the Sight
    • The wound contains magic similar to, but not exactly like, summer’s magic. Aspect: It’s not quite summer Ezra finds himself unable to look away.
    • The corpse as a whole is infused with the residue of Warden’s magic. Aspect: Life energy fuelling a distant spell

Heading for Home

Location: Hopkins Hospital

Present: Elizabeth “Riza” Spangler, Ezra Tobin

  • On their way out, Riza and Ezra meet Jerome, who has copies of the police report on the killing.
  • On seeing Jerome’s Marked by Power, they are astonished to notice that:
    • Riza: Magic from the same type of supernatural entity who marked Jerome infests the wound.
    • Ezra: Magic from the same entity who marked Jerome infests the wound.
  • There is no sign that Jerome noticed their realization, and they did not pursue it.
  • After meeting briefly with Eugenia, the three begin walking towards the exit

Ambush

Location: Hopkins Hospital

Present: Elizabeth “Riza” Spangler, Ezra Tobin

  • As they leave the hospital, Eugenia is seized as she turns a corner
  • Ezra and Riza find themselves faced by two thugs in gang colours (with brand-new spider markings), and one apparently slightly smarter thug attempting to carry Eugenia away
  • Not believing that this is a peaceful meeting, violence ensues
  • One Renfield ends up on the wrong end of a Warden’s sword, whilst the other is blinded and runs out of the building, still in a berserk rage
  • Devin James, a Black Court vampire, is forced to drop Eugenia, but is able to escape. Her carries with him the Moderate Physical Consequence Garlic-infested wounds hurt, dammit!

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