September 28, 2010
Arthur receives a call from
Orin, Envoy of Summer, suggesting a meeting. They agree to meet at
the Senator, and to invite Ezra to join them. Orin arrives to the meeting in a rather impressive convertible
Ezra asks that Orin agree to come along as a neutral third party to observe the intended
meeting with Carlos. Orin agrees. The group discusses whether to inform Jerome of their intentions, and decides that, since they
only intend to talk with Carlos, having a representative of Asase Yaa along is
Arthur argues about this, wondering whether the group might need to use force to bring down
Carlos if he flees. Arthur promises that, if Carlos does indeed flee, Arthur will take every
opportunity to say “I told you so”, and to bitch about the results. The Search
The group searches one of the two possible destroyed houses suggested by Jerome, and finds in
the basement an underground passage leading towards the other house. Arriving in the second house, they find Carlos, lying on the floor.
Ezra decides to open his Sight in order to examine the scene
Carlos is a fountain of rage, barely repressed
Carlos’ mind is barely present, as if his personality and soul had been ripped from his body
Carlos has bloody hands, and other signs of having committed recent violence
Carlos carries a dark knife, a blade that has been used for violent ritual purposes many times
since its creation. Carlos’ appearance under the Sight is very close to the appearances of Renfields, as described
to Ezra in the past Before Ezra can close his Sight, Carlos attacks the group
Ezra attempts to defend himself, Arthur attempts to attack Carlos, and Orin recites a poem
You’d like us to acknowledge you were right.
Self-congratulation is a vice.
But you predicted Carlos would take flight;
It seems we need not pay The Bitching Price. The group is able to subdue Carlos, who ends up unconscious and missing his right arm, with
the assistance of further poetry from Orin. Arthur verifies that the knife was in fact the murder weapon (as it was)
Orin takes custody of a number of seeds which, he believes, might be able to grow cocaine
(without all of that tedious refining involved) Arthur phones Jerome, inviting him over to observe the scene and (potentially) take custody of
the body. The group discusses the situation whilst waiting for Jerome
The situation seems a bit pat to the group, suggesting a set-up
Is it possible that the Black Court is being framed for the murder?
Ezra takes samples from the body, and determines that the knife has belonged to Carlos for at
least a decade. Orin performs a ritual, hoping to learn more about the magic on the dagger. He does not share
the results. Jerome arrives
Jerome makes a formal arrest, and the discussion continues
The discussion is ended by
Stanislav Aloysius walking in to the
apartment, greeting Ezra, and offering to demonstrate to him the Black Court’s gratitude.