The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Impdance
 Dan, 2 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 18:34
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Sure seems like an interesting menagerie here. Certainly one or more "walks into a bar" jokes could be said about them... and they will. Maybe for the worse - you know, words have power, and all that.

Dan, or Imp, depending on whether you find him in meatspace or through the Web (or really, depending on his particular inclinations at the time) is a sort of bridge-the-gap between more traditional ways of working the Art and the hypertech of Adepts, which mostly means he can annoy two different subset of willworkers with the same practice. His view of things leans towards an focus on the performative powers of speech and symbols, so Serafina's art would certainly calls his attention.
Serafina
 player, 7 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 18:42
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Sera will surely be fascinated by Imp's association with the Digital Web.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:42, Sat 19 Sept.

Serafina
 player, 8 posts
Sat 19 Sep 2020
at 21:29
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Impdance:
Sure seems like an interesting menagerie here. Certainly one or more "walks into a bar" jokes could be said about them... and they will. Maybe for the worse - you know, words have power, and all that.

Dan, or Imp, depending on whether you find him in meatspace or through the Web (or really, depending on his particular inclinations at the time) is a sort of bridge-the-gap between more traditional ways of working the Art and the hypertech of Adepts, which mostly means he can annoy two different subset of willworkers with the same practice. His view of things leans towards an focus on the performative powers of speech and symbols, so Serafina's art would certainly calls his attention.



And now, not typing from my phone.

I feel like you might have seen Sera riding a pattern spider or something at some point.
Storyteller
 GM, 31 posts
 Gman
Wed 23 Sep 2020
at 17:23
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Ok, unsure if people are getting my 'to more then one person' personal (yeah I create paradoxes everywhere) messages.
Looking at Jeremy and Draiglas.
Draiglas
 player, 24 posts
 Energy Healer
 Personal Trainer
Wed 23 Sep 2020
at 21:37
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Sorry, a little slow but we're on it
Storyteller
 GM, 35 posts
 Gman
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 03:13
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Ok, I had no clue that Mage 20 would generate so many RTJs.
I have closed off the RTJ.
The cabal or grouping of mages/willworkers of Philadelphia is now complete.
Will be working on the Book of Shadows (NPC roster for each PC - none personalities and entities the PC knows pre  start of the chronicle)
I am running intro threads and it will lead to meetings for sure.
I think that we have a nifty group that can easily weave back stories together.
Now hopefully I can keep my end of the bargain and inspire you all.
Let's do this!
Cathleen O'Neil
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 03:25
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Hello everyone.  I'm playing Cathleen O'Neil, your second Verbena and looking forward to getting to know all of you, especially Draiglas.  It sounds as if we may have a few things in common.

If any of your characters use ritual robes or fashion as a foci, we may have interacted before.  Cathleen is becoming well known in select circles as a specialty seamstress, sewing and selling custom garments for individuals who need something a bit different: ceremonial robes, outfits for members of ultraothadox religions, historical reproductions for re-enactors and performers, stage costumes, and so on.

If necessary, Cathleen can make exactly what you need: even to the point of spinning the thread and weaving the cloth.  Though, that adds to both to the time needed to create the outfit and significantly to the cost.
Draiglas
 player, 25 posts
 Energy Healer
 Personal Trainer
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 03:39
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Hi Cathleen! Welcome everyone. We've got ourselves a sizable cabal, order, coven, etc. Hope I can keep up with you all
Penelope Moore
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 03:41
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Hello, all! I'm very excited to be here, and very excited about Penelope. She's a Cult of Ecstasy translator/anthropologist who works for Legal Aid helping especially with immigration cases, but more broadly for anyone who needs a translator.
Donovan
 Donovan, 13 posts
 Chorister
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 05:14
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
I would love to have a connection to Penelope, I would like Donovan to learn Spanish perhaps he could be learning from Penelope (or another language that Penelope knows). When Donovan isn't drinking his pain, he is feeding the poor and "aiding" in the sick.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:15, Thu 24 Sept.

Penelope Moore
 player, 2 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 07:43
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Spanish is not one of Penelope's languages, but she could definitely be helping him with either Latin or Portuguese! And they very well might have met through a shared interest in the welfare of the poor.
Serafina
 player, 9 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 08:08
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Could practice Portuguese with me as well!
Serafina
 player, 10 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 10:29
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
For anyone else looking for connections.

Sera does tattoos, as I've already mentioned.  If you know her more from magic, then you know she's mostly about spotting the places in the city which require maintenance, so to speak. Sort of like spiritual feng shui. So you can often see her doing strange or seemingly-inconsequential things, like moving a trash can or talking to a lamp post and just smoothing things over with the Penumbra.
Cathleen O'Neil
 player, 2 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 10:55
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Cathleen is a fairly new arrival to the city.  She's been here about a month.  Much of that time has been taken up with getting moved in and exploring the city.

She is from a small town in the Appalachians and has no streetwise.  So, she could have easily managed to get herself into a bit of trouble or even just lost if someone wants to play or to have played white knight.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:56, Thu 24 Sept.

Remy Fontaine de la Tour Dauterive
 player, 1 post
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 14:16
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Hello, I will be playing Remy, the resident Chakravanti, Mortician, and Psychic Detective, among many other things.

 He is also a rather new arrival tot he City, within only the last couple of weeks, always looking for trouble.
Donovan
 Donovan, 15 posts
 Chorister
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 20:29
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
In reply to Penelope Moore (msg # 41):

Latin sounds great! <3
Penelope Moore
 player, 3 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 20:49
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Fantastic! Now the only question is whether they each know the other is a mage - I vote yes for ease of creating the party :D
Donovan
 Donovan, 16 posts
 Chorister
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 20:51
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
In reply to Penelope Moore (msg # 47):

Heck yea, Donnie loves his Prime Sphere.
Serafina
 player, 11 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 20:52
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Yeah, I think that it's probably simpler if we start from that premise.  Certainly Donovan and Penelope (with whom I've already got some connection) are welcome to know that, but I figure it's probably awesome if we have any experience with one another under our belts already.

Thoughts?
Impdance
 Dan, 3 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 21:34
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Yeah, knowing that each other is a mage would make things a lot simpler... and since everyone is from one of the Traditions, that seems to make sense.

I guess I also have a possibility of connection with Penelope. As said before, languages and language games are quite big on how Dan sees the world, and he also has a soft spot for the disenfranchised and those treated bad by the powers that be.

Nice to see some Portuguese speakers here. Is that solely a character thing, or do you both also speak Portuguese in our "real" and messed up world?
Penelope Moore
 player, 4 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 21:53
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
I'd love a connection, Impdance! Maybe you helped someone by bringing them into Legal Aid and you and Penelope hit it off?

Not a Portuguese speaker in real life, though I do have an all-access subscription to Rosetta Stone so maybe one day I'll be able to fake it XD
Serafina
 player, 12 posts
Thu 24 Sep 2020
at 22:02
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
I am not a Portuguese speaker IRL either, sadly. D:
Storyteller
 GM, 42 posts
 Gman
Fri 25 Sep 2020
at 22:19
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
Ok, update on book of shadows production:
Did four, 3 left : In the following order (based on RTJ) Kaitlyn, Impdance and Remy.
Should be finished throughout the weekend.
As as with the other that have gotten their book of shadows, will open up a thread to get to know your PCs and eventually I swear to the first gathering of the Cabal :)

Thank you for your continued patience.

Hope the tone of the game for those that have started threads is ok.

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:19, Fri 25 Sept.

Remy Fontaine de la Tour Dauterive
 player, 2 posts
Sat 26 Sep 2020
at 03:43
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
No worries, these sorts of things really shouldn't be rushed.
Storyteller
 GM, 58 posts
 Gman
Mon 28 Sep 2020
at 01:42
Re: The Thoughts and Exchanges of the Mages of Philadelphia
IMPDANCE your book of shadow link has been shared with you.
Rémy, your book of shadows is next :)