The battle was over, and the demonically possessed Maxmilian Kraus had escaped, but while bearing some wounds, none of the club seemed to have come to any permanent harm. And for the time, it seemed the stallking of his victims had ceased. Perhaps he had given up and fled, or perhaps his magic only worked a certain time in december, but for now at least, it was over.
The club itself had relatively little to go on as they licked their wounds over the next month, but between the mission of Stig (Pirate Steve) and Marie Griswald (Kate), and the drastic increases in fae over the last month the club was once again called to take action… Following a promise of payment from the Winter Court of course.
While some elected to start investigating, Bartleby (Vincent) decided to take a closer look at the van of the presumed dead club member Evey Beckett (Kate). He was able to sneak into the impound lot but was caught when attempting to hotwire it, though this proved only a temporary set back as he was able to confuse and fool them long enough so that once inside a holding cell he found it remarkably easy to worldwalk into the nevernever and escape. Not to be deterred he then set about trying to steal it again, while this time electing to take it into the Nevernever. Much to his surprise, the van in the Nevernever transformed into the gryphon painted on its side, and the two struggled as the entity trapped in the van sought to escape. Several near death experiences later and the van was parked in front of the Harp & Fiddle, the gryphon painted on the side now featuring an obscene gesture.
Then there was the meeting with the nixie Andy Blue-eyes, the group had elected to try and gain more information about the status of fae from the unofficial leader of the wyldfae in Pittsburgh at her home in the Pittsburgh Aquarium. Andy seemed to be relatively forthcoming to them, though had little to offer aside from setting up a meeting with the Summer Court. While there, she apparently caught the eye of Lansen Adams (Jason), who became smitten and even took her out on a date that night. By all accounts it was a pleasant evening, at least in as far as he remembers. Though one must ask what would make a catholic priest in training decide to
Following that the group rallied together to meet with the agent of summer. Invited to a local park, they found themselves at a swank party, and met with none other than the summer knight himself, Ronald Reuel. It was here that Bartleby felt like he could perhaps gain the advantage by pressing the summer knight, trying to get him to slip up and reveal something. Mostly the group just managed to piss him off, and once he left they were left with just a few clues, mostly pointing the finger at the vampire families of Pittsburgh.
Given a new trail to follow, the group found the location to meet the Rooney family, and the contacts to meet with the Skavis. First they set about staking out the Omni-William Penn Hotel, and while Oswald the Omnipotent did a street performance, and Marie kept a sharp eye out, Bartleby in his typical swagger decided to take it as a challenge and walk straight in and find his own way up. It didn’t take long, and soon he found himself in front of Deirdre Rooney. By her account, it was all lies being spread by the Skavis family to slander the Rooney name.
Satisfied with the answers learned there, and having a new direction they set up a meeting with Simon Skavis. Bartleby initially started out in that direction but found himself delayed by the intervention of the strange, and inexplicable Batman. A gargoyle who had somehow gained intelligence, and a belief that he was in fact Bruce Wayne/Batman. Whatever his true history and origin, for now he spent time questioning the terrified Bartleby, in no small part thanks to the gargoyles ability to inspire terror. Meanwhile the rest arrived and were quickly escorted to their meeting with the head of the most powerful vampire family in Pittsburgh. Oswald the Omnipotent (Ezra) found himself taken aback under the gaze of the vampire, while Simon Skavis was quick to lay many claims of wrong doing on the hands of Michael Rooney. He then offered some strange ‘food’ to the confused Lansen in the form of four women. Perplexed, the group left, to be met by Bartleby and the enigmatic gargoyle that calls itself Batman. They came to an agreement that they were all on the same side and perhaps should join forces to deal with the fae.
Afterwards Lansen made ready to go to his familiy’s estate, an isolated manor north of the city on Lake Arthur. Though he did not invite the rest of the club, several elected to follow him anyway. Not for the first nor last time he found himself presented with odd sights, young men and women scantily clad were all around, not to mention several flagellants. He was met by his uncle (Who needs a name), eventually being led into a study before his uncle excused himself and sent in a servant girl. The servant girl radiated guilt, and it took a great effort for Lansen to tear himself away and out of the room before his hunger over took him.