This weeks game we added another member to the group. It proved to be interesting times with tension at first and then a great finale. Interesting things happen when you mess with a blood doll and rise in public places (not to mention miss 2 games). Needless to say, on the discussion of tables, we decided we need a larger one. The group is growing, and has outgrown my little table.
Matt (Recently named)- Scott awoke from a nightmarish torpor of which he dreamed of the last thing he saw: Barbie, the blood doll, staking him. This turned into a nightmare of which she grew sharp demonic teeth and started draining him.
When he came out of torpor, he found himself bound to a heavy duty asylum chair in the upright position. There was a 1950′s style fridge within view and poured concrete walls.
Malik received a message via VOIP.net (Vampire Only Internet Protocol) from a mysterious individual known as “The Doctor”. It was time stamped and had a single address as the content of the message.
Jack received a challenge by an individual who said he received Jack’s contact info from a wolf. He would bet that Jack couldn’t save a vampire named Jonas Smith before sunrise. The only clue is that Jack was located close to where he was working. Along with a hefty purse for the winning, this info would save several “affluent night-lifers” from exposure.
B wakes up to a call by a promoter interested in his boxing skills. He offered B a contract to box for the gym with the understanding that he would have to work out 3 days a week, first one starting Sunday, and when they set him up with a fight 25% of the proceeds will go to the gym for promotion and training fees. He trains at the Warehouse 12 gym.
Sasha awoke to the sounds of someone rummaging through his house. He was unable to catch the individual in the act.
Timothy (Jeff)- The newest member of our entourage joined in and it was interesting. Like Malik, he is a computer whiz. He was running his phishing and other programs when one of his search programs ran across a VOIP website. A brief look through it gave some details of the cities’ vampire population. While being careful, he did download some information from the site which had a silent tracer in it.
Malik #2- Once Malik found out about the breach in his security, he did immediate back tracers to find out more information about the person responsible. The results came back with a basic profile and a phone number. He then set tracers to access the phone data if possible.
B spent a good portion of the game at the gym working out and getting boxing training.
Sasha ended up going to the Absinthe and hanging out, waiting for his coterie to show up.
Malik and Jack met up and headed to the address listed on the e-mail.
Meanwhile, Timothy lurked a nearby park attempting to hunt. He soon noticed a woman with blonde pigtails and a schoolgirl outfit approach him. She knew exactly what he was and what he was doing, and offered to let him feed from her if she could feed from him. Taking her up on the offer, Timothy went to her house and they partook in blood. Timothy had a careful demeanor about the blood doll, and she of him, almost like two wolves at carrion.
In the middle of this process Malik and Jack ended up arriving at the residence on the e-mail, to find the door slightly ajar. Malik knocked and the door opened. They entered and there was a stairwell almost immediately to greet them going up, and a door to the side that led to a basement. Malik called out to see if anyone was home.
Hearing voices downstairs, Barbie freaked out and said she had enemies that were after her, she asked that Timothy protect her while she fled. She must have been innocent enough to draw his attention, since he drew his katana and stayed at a ready position at the door.
Seeing the shadows under the door, Malik, his senses heightened, headed for the door, while Jack went down the stairs to find another much thicker door that was locked. Malik was nearly to the door when he responded to Jack’s call about the door in the basement. He turned to go down the stairs to investigate; Timothy tried to sneak out the door behind him. Heightened senses still active Malik whirled around with his pistol at the ready. Timothy, katana drawn and nearly at Malik’s throat, stopped; the two’s beasts barely under control.
Malik used his supernatural speed to rush down the stairs and get some distance between him and the steely death that threatened his head. Still at a standoff, the phone hack that was in process from previous went off. He could see that the image sent from the other phone matched the contours of the ceiling exactly. Putting the two together Malik figured out he had found his hacker.
Meanwhile Jack called Sasha to help with the lock. Seizing the opportunity Malik offered Timothy a job with the company in the security department. They settled their differences and discussed the terms of payment while Sasha was driving to the location.
Sasha showed up and opened the lock like it wasn’t even latched in the first place. The door opened and the coterie was quickly greeted by the site of Scott, tied up and naked.
Malik looked at the fridge, upon opening it found six bags of blood. He fed Matt, who was down to his last remaining vitae as the blood doll had drained most of him.
Jack made Malik research Jonas Smith to discover more about him. Struggling to access his database, Malik discovered that Jonas is a freelance accountant that handles many big firms. His accounting office is located in the Peterson building, on the fifth floor.
B finished his training and had by this time met the group at the house, from which they departed and went to the firm.
The Peterson building was a 15 story tower, and for the night it had been closed, however there were cleaning crews in the building. As the coterie drove past they saw a side door opened a crack from a lazy crew member that smoked and had forgotten they left the door ajar.
The coterie went up to the fifth floor, and stationed B as a guard while they rummaged through the office to see if there were any clues to help decipher where he was that night.
Malik found an itinerary which showed that Jonas was going to city hall that evening for a meeting with an unlisted client. (do to his skills at cooking the books, he didn’t keep clients names listed for security reasons). Meanwhile Timothy downloaded the companies files to his home servers.
Scott, looking about, noticed an oddity about the city hall building. Malik, enhancing his senses once again spotted that there was a man staked up at the top of the building.
In the mean time B ended up angering an older maid who didn’t believe that they were there on official business. She tried to get away and call the police but B was trying his best to beat her into submission. To his surprise she nimbly evaded almost every attack, and when B tried to shoot her with his Uzi, he grazed her arm and she fled outside. The other cleaning staff on the lower level were cowed except for one who was calling the police. B managed to hold him; and Scott, coming down to investigate, fed off the mortal; leaving him alive with a nasty whack to the back of the head.
The group went to city hall, half moving the cars out of the immediate vicinity while the remainder went to the doors. Sasha picked the locks and then started climbing the building while Jack went inside. The city hall alarms started tripping on the 60 second delay.
Jack rushed up the stairs in disregard of the alarm, while B climbed up after Sasha making quick progress.
Malik rushed in and disarmed the alarms at the last second, while the rest of the team went to help Jonas, with the exception of Timothy who waited in the courtyard below. They found Jonas impaled at the top of the building with a wood stake fortified by re-bar. As Jonas was obviously of the non living kind, the members pushed him off the stake. (It wouldn’t put him at much worse for wear while the others were in considerably better condition).
The Coterie fled the scene with Jonas in tow, and later Malik gave Jonas some of his vitae, committing to the viniculum at the same time. After that the members went their own separate ways, with Sasha and Matt “bunking up” in Timothy’s back yard. The rest went to their respective havens.