St. Sebastian's Hospital.   Posted by Game Thread.Group: archive A
Alicia Gallardo Covas
 Player, 142 posts
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 19:28
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
Almost immediately after she left the Necropolis, Elizabeth received a text from the now vanished Nosferatu.  No explanation was made of where she had been, or why she ahd been demanding attention one moment and then disappeared the next.

"I don't have any good secrets, but I still have a few to share.  Please tell me I can join you tonight? "

It was the closest thing to an apology the Little Haunt was likly to offer.
Elizabeth Carrol
 Player, 481 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 19:32
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
"I've never turned you down yet. I'll be meeting a friend in the Park to talk some business. The night's dangerous and there's a certain charm to moving in packs... and living as one. The Necropolis is slowly livening up." was the texted response from the Slenderwoman. The reply coming within seconds thanks to the unnatural flexibility of her overly long fingers. The image of which was looked much like a spider somehow manipulating a smart phone.
Alicia Gallardo Covas
 Player, 143 posts
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 19:54
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
"Do I have time to grab a quick bite first?"

Bounced back a reply, almost instantaneously.
Elizabeth Carrol
 Player, 483 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Sat 17 Jan 2015
at 19:58
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
"You should. I'll be doing the same. These past few nights have left me unfortunately ravenous."
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 615 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Thu 29 Jan 2015
at 20:13
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
From the city at large and my hunt.

Satiated, comfortable, but feeling both the rattling of the Demon against the bars of it's prison and driving her to rash impulsive behavior... Elizabeth returned home with the prize she had claimed from the Devitis house in little more than a tied shut garbage bag. It was inelegant and unpleasant but such was as it was. The head was a potential crack in the armour of chaos that had been raised up around these attacks that had driven them so thoroughly to the defensive.

She twisted and crawled her way into the Necropolis that her efforts had helped to fortify and the proverbial sweat of Alicia had carved into the soil and rock between St. Sebastian's. Safely in the darkness once more, the Haunt pulled the macabre prize from her bag with a hiss of pleasure at some small victory. Her emerald eyes blazed as she lifted it to eye level and gazed at the teeth between dead and slack lips.

Human, ordinary, yet oh so damning... the barely there now mess of the a prayer wafer also caught her eye then as she looked over her trophy for a hint of the familiar markings of a ghoul. She doubted their foe was so crass and oblivious but such was as it was. So she walked carefully turning the head this way and that with overlong fingers tipped in almost knife like nails. Those same fingers bent and twisted in their exploration... looking for something, anything, about the head that might be a clue beyond those lovely teeth... Those lovely teeth that might have a copy squirreled away in one archive or another of the great, bloated, and lumbering US government at either the municiple, state, or federal levels.

"Alasss, poor Yorick.... I knew you not."


15:11, Today: Elizabeth Carrol rolled 3 successes using 4d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling 10s with rolls of 9,10(+2),1,8. Investigation + wits.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:15, Thu 29 Jan 2015.

Storyteller
 GM, 419 posts
Thu 29 Jan 2015
at 23:32
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
You realize after a quick search that it will require some time to gather the information you are looking for. You feel like you've made some headway though.

OOC: Let's make this an extended roll. Using Intelligence + Research. You can keep your first roll, contributing 2 dice towards your first extended roll.

The target number is 9 and each roll represents 2 hours of work. It should take the rest of the night, though you can still text/take phone calls without interrupting your work.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:37, Thu 29 Jan 2015.

Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 617 posts
 A chilling smile
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Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 00:26
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital

I don't know how much time is left in the evening at this point... I also really don't think examining a head should be an extended action as I'm not doing a forensic cross discipline break down.

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:30, Fri 30 Jan 2015.

Storyteller
 GM, 422 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 00:32
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
OOC: Examining the head was your first roll. Which added to dice to your first extended roll to actually research/find the information within government/state medical archives.

That roll requires an Intelligence + Research roll. As I posted above.

Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 618 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 00:36
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital

I really need to remember professional training... Anyway that's all the dice rolls out of the way.

19:34, Today: Elizabeth Carrol failed (no successes) using 2d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling 10s with rolls of 5,7. 2 extra dice for first roll.

19:33, Today: Elizabeth Carrol rolled 3 successes using 7d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling 10s with rolls of 2,6,10(+8),7,4,4,10(+7). Academic + Int + spec.

19:33, Today: Elizabeth Carrol rolled 2 successes using 7d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling 10s with rolls of 3,8,1,10(+1),6,3,4. Academics + Int + spec.

19:33, Today: Elizabeth Carrol rolled 3 successes using 7d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling 10s with rolls of 6,4,10(+10,1),6,9,3,7. Academics + Intelligence + Spec.


19:36, Today: Elizabeth Carrol failed (no successes) using 1d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling on 9 or more with rolls of 4. 9 again roll from professional training proper.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 00:36, Fri 30 Jan 2015.

Storyteller
 GM, 423 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 00:40
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
OOC: 6 hours is probably all that you have before the end of the night. You can start it the following night with 8/9 successes gained. You should have a few more rolls allowed as well. So far no set-backs.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 619 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 00:56
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
The Demon Archivist was capable of what many might call obssessive focus when the mood took her and with the Demon still rattling the bars of it's cage of soul and will... the distraction was all too welcome. So she threw herself into study of the macabre prize she had claimed from the wreckage of another defeat at the Devitis Residence. Every option, detail, and consideration was painfully explored in depth from the eyes to the various teeth trapped within the dead man's skull. Even a small sample of the congealing blood was taken and stored in a small fridge she kept in her little lair along side the wardrobe and her other belongings of purely mortal significance.

The trappings of a life lost but knowledge and understanding retained.
Storyteller
 GM, 424 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 01:02
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
One thing that the Demon Archivist was able to determine pretty quickly after physically examining the head and blood, was the fact that the man, who's head this was attached had been dead at least a week.

As to his identification. That would take time.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 669 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 17:14
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
With the conclusion of the VPN session, the Haunt returned to her macabre studying of a dead man's teeth. It wasn't exactly something that had dominated her time when she was mortal and ensconced in the archives of the City but the methodologies and practices came naturally to her. Her mind already engaged into over drive, she suffered through a momentary lack of focus as she reviewed her scribbled and carefully filed notes before experiencing that glorious moment of epiphany that heralded the end of her search.

Excited and monstrous fingers worked feverishly at the keyboard, drawing up dates, times, reports, and other salient data points. It could also be tangentially related to the secondary searches she'd have to undergo regarding recent disappearances and the on going investigations into them as well. Eventually, assuming sufficient reporting, there would be time to establish a pattern and narrow it down to a singular location.


12:11, Today: Elizabeth Carrol rolled 5 successes using 7d10 with the World of Darkness nWoD system with a target of 8, rerolling on 9 or more with rolls of 10(+1),4,2,10(+7),4,9(+10,8),4. Picking up where I left off Aca + Int + Spec.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:17, Sun 08 Feb 2015.

Storyteller
 GM, 448 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 19:06
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
After a day of research and an X-ray completed by one of her lackeys, Elizabeth entered in the final key-strokes needed to find her information.

Name: Richard Kent
Occupation: Private Security (Black-River Security)
Death Certificate Issued: 10/18/14 17:43
Cause of Death: Auto Accident

Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 673 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 19:42
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
Such narrowed down the search parameters for the source of the corpse significantly but there were other matters to attend to now as she shut down the laptop and allowed the encryption to do it's thing. The next move would be to assist the Little Wraith with her mission before she joined the others in pursing the primary concern of the Rotten Morrow. Her eyes flicked to the phone she pulled from her pocket now. Careful motions brought up some considerations for the patterns of the Revenants and details of the city once more.

All the same, she began to don the familiar weight of kevlar and carefully work her too long limbs. It was a wretched display as she twisted in unnatural ways, joints creaked, and the raw and horrid strength of the Nosferatu became apparent in her overly slender limbs. Her head tilted to the side then as she considered the other tools she might bring to bear from her personal possessions. Given the nature of their quarry... She drew out a small bag of chalk and other fine powders. Obfuscate was something that was surprisingly defeated when one understood precisely how it functioned... She was loathed to present such a fact to the others but it would be necessary to ensure that their prey was captured and felled.

With some consideration she drew herself up to her full height. Black smoke bled with the heavy scent of Vitae from her pores down from the crown of her head and engulfed her once more in the powers of Obfuscation and the twisted Beast that was the constant companion of the Nosferatu. With nothing else to consider she made her way out with a message sent to the Little Wraith.

I'll be taking part in the Hunt for the Morrow but if you need any aide with the Revenant issue, just ask.
Alicia Gallardo Covas
 player, 172 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 20:36
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
"Couple of things, Grannie Smiles.  First things first, where is the nest?

The Revenants I ain't worried about, unless they got Auspex or something.  Even then, unless they are trained hunters I'm sure I can ghost in and out without a raising a fuss.  I never heard of a Neglatu before though, what is it, what's it do? Do you know anything about this particular one?  Name, description, anything like that?  Doesn't do me a whole host of good to torch the hive if the queen bee is still up and running."


The Little Wraith could be flighty, light fingered, and easily distractible.  But when she set herself to a task, she always pursued it with a dogged determination.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 675 posts
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Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 20:44
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital

The nest location isn't determined yet. I have theories on where but I need to run some pretty indepth checks over the city for a proper confirmation. Track disappearances, incident reports, cases of assault, that sort of thing. A revenant isn't usually cautious with it's hunger because of how little blood it can retain. That will take some time but I can connect you with a few individuals that could probably help. If you don't wish to wait on answers.

As to what a Neglatu is... Think of it like an ascended revenant. It's technically one that has a bloodline. Practically a clan onto themselves. They rise independently and then use revenants to propagate. The involvement of one is a theory at this point but a plausible one all things considered.

Ideally, if we can CATCH one of the Revenants we'd be able to use the powerful blood sympathies they have to track right back to their progenitor.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:12, Sun 08 Feb 2015.

TheRaconteur
 Storyteller, 404 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 21:28
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
The Cacophony was living up to its name, this evening, with a hundred new messages going up on every corner and alleyway.  The all nighter society was truly abuzz with news and gossip on every level of the street.  Graffiti covered Downtown and the Desi Corridor, warning any Neonate who might be foolhardy enough to try away from the Docks.  While normally the Docks were neutral feeding grounds, the streets were abuzz with reports of attacks upon Kindred who had tried to feed there.  It was clear that some new force had occupied the area, intending to claim the Docks as their own personal hunting grounds, and were aggressively defending their claim from all comers.  Elizabeth's phone was lit up with reports from her contacts, talking about the young and dumb vamps who seemed to be holding court in the Port.  They didn't seem to have much of a clue about the Masquerade, seeming more interested in feeding than anything else.  On street level the newcomers were starting to be referred to as 'Millers,' evoking images of crawling bugs.  The name was probably a jab at the new Vamps fairly weak blood, but also a warning about their large numbers and reliance on swarm tactics.

Swayed by her commanding presence, most Nosferatu in the Cleveland Masquerade had chosen to join the Movement.  Their were only two who were in the Circle, and one of them had gone largely silent since the return of the Cybellenes.  The other, a pureblood Nosferatu named Avia, responded to Elizabeth's request for information saying that she hadn't been present for the ritual but knew that the Goddess Made Flesh had done some sort of divining ritual with a pool of blood to track down the location of the Revenants.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 676 posts
 A chilling smile
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Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 21:36
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
Everything points towards the docks being near their lair if the scuttlebutt on the Cacophony can be believed with a grain of salt. The numbers are apparently prolific, however, so that's something to keep in mind even behind the aegis of Obfuscation. I've gotten little out of the Circle, however, on what their new goddess saw or heard out of her divining rituals. The Archivist responded with several snippets of data sent in text format and nicely zipped up for a mobile device.
Alicia Gallardo Covas
 player, 173 posts
Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 21:38
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
"Anything more specific, someplace I could use as a starting point?"

Alicia was an extremely proficient tracker, and didn't doubt that she could find the nest.  Still, it would be nice to have a frame of reference to speed things along.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 677 posts
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Sun 8 Feb 2015
at 21:45
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
Not at this point. The Docks remain the best lead and given convenience of access it makes sense that the Layer would be very close by. Maybe an warehouse or some of the storm drain networks underneath the water front? Possibly even a privately owned ship.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 796 posts
 A chilling smile
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Mon 16 Feb 2015
at 06:45
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
The horrid nature of the inner beast had fallen away to reveal the wretched beast without. Liz felt the monster. Every part. It sickened her, exhilarated her, and filled her with an honest to god dread over what she was capable of. She had killed before in the uprisings. People who would have killed her just because she had chosen democracy and modern methodologies of governance over antiquated feudalism backed by outdated Abrahamic mishmash.

The vitae still ran from her eyes but it was tears now as the Woman returned to full ascendancy with the subsiding of the Demon within. Few realized it outside the cramped tunnels of her necropolis but the Demon Archivist was very much still human behind the mask. She had only reason, ruthlessly, to the occasion out of need... Out of a soul deep want for somewhere place. Somewhere to lick deep wounds and think, learn, grow. Well, it seemed she had certainly grown but she didn't care for the results. She regarded her hands then, stained black, and the wound drilled through her Kevlar. It all hurt. It all burned to the core. Even the beast writhed beneath such a sting.

She needed to sort it out. Find answers. Work around it. Lay new ground work. There was going to be fall out, disaster, trust issues. The mien of the Monster could only be pushed so far but it was a comeuppance that had been long delayed. Ward had broken the tradition of Amaranth something even the fucked heads and minds of the Crone didn't do. There was a hissing rasp a moment later. Almost like a sob, too close and too human for the monstrous thing that Liz was as she looked in the dirty and fragmented mirror that hung from one wall.

That was perhaps the worst of it... She couldn't even show the hurt. No. It always had to be the blazing eyes, the malice of the Cheshire grin. Eventually, the Mask would eat the Real Self and that frightened her more than anything. She'd wanted nothing out of this. Had never even known it existed. It was an ugly joke. One that still didn't sit right on her malformed bones.

She pulled yet another phone out. Jaw creaking and working with that same rasping, hissing sob. Vitae still dripping freely.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:47, Mon 16 Feb 2015.

Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 845 posts
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Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 22:44
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
The Haunt was still unsettled, angry, upset, afraid, worried. There wasn't time for anything however as she returned to her sanctum... With some apprhension. At the very least the thirst was managable and there was nothing else she could do this night to drive herself farther into madness. Killing Ward, in retrospect, may have been a mistake but from everything she had seen... the Man was just another time bomb they could ill afford and she did not care to enter into any combat situation with such an ally at her back. Better to put an end to the mess as it was.

That thought still ground roughly against her sensibilities. What she had done wasn't anything like what had gone on during the 'revolution' that was cycling through the phases of the French Revolution with rate depressing adherence to schedule. The fear that others might turn on her and her allies was now present, worming it's way through the back of her head, just like the damned thing that had attacked her was no doubt working it's way through her torso...

That thought alone forced a hissing growl out from the Haunt as she prowled her chambers and found a patch of dirt that suited her mood and instincts. It was rough, oft disturbed, and churned roughly and rudely. Her figure began to lose any impression of solidity then as the Demon Archivist dissovled into little more than crimson and black mist... She hoped, idly, that such might excise the thing inside her but it was a folly in itself given her clothes and belongings came with into the Embrace of the dirt.
TheRaconteur
 Storyteller, 477 posts
Sat 21 Feb 2015
at 21:45
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
OOC:  October 31st, 6pm.
Elizabeth Carrol
 player, 854 posts
 A chilling smile
 A nasty bite
Sat 21 Feb 2015
at 22:13
Re: St. Sebastian's Hospital
Mist coated the ground where the Slenderwoman had taken her rest... The scent of it was like months old blood tinged by charcoal and ink. Soon, it began to think and roil with some disturbance that seemed confusingly deep within it. A figure began to take shape that was twisted into upsetting and inhuman proportions. At first, it seemed little more than a skeleton but soon came sinew, flesh, skin that was too pale and smooth, and finally a well tailored suit with a hidden vest beneath the jacket. Bloody power and predatory might seemed to wash out from it as blazing eyes of emerald cut through the fog and a rasping breath was drawn in. What lingered of the mist was soon sucked in by that first breath of Liz returned to her waking self and free of the tomb of dirt she had once been one with.

She pushed to her feet with a creaks, pops, and shrieks of revivified joints and tissues. The bane of her own hunger was heavily on her as she looked to her hands. The wounds wrought by Ward's venom had healed but the flesh was no longer smooth. Veins, tendons, and wicked scars marred the marble pale surface and reminded her of the wretched man that she had put an end to with savagery and callousness. The blow to her humanity still lingered and filled her with regret both for potential lost and for how the game of Kindred politics, the game of monsters, was starting to bleed into her thoughts. She had spent so long to avoid needless killing or savagery beyond simple word and gesture yet here she was with another reminder of the blood on her hands and another reminder of the monster she was within and without.

She shook the thought free of her mind and dragged a hand through her flowing mane of raven hair and fought back the instinct to unhinge her jaw and roar. There was business to attend to despite the lingering pain of the parasite which filled her with dread and fear. The damned thing needed to be excised... removed... or banished in some fashion. The disturbing dreams it had forced into the usually merciful oblivion of her daysleep only made it's presence worse and even more unwelcome.

The thirst took priority, however.