Xp Awarded: 150
The main course will be cooked at the party. When the finger foods are gone, it’s time to blow this shit up.
Trish talks to Varnesha. She’s all aflutter and girly. Solarium. Maximum. Is. The. Place. It’s a grand party venue. All the best parties are held there. It makes almost a large balcony off the spire. The glass room allows full views even through the floor. The air breezes through to excite the crowd. Trish blah blah blah’s and hems and haws at the 10,000 price, as she only has 600 in the bank. Varnesha is pressing that this is the place to go.
She elaborates on what is going on. “It is interesting to think there is a real inquisitor among the spire.”
T: Tell me more about this in
V: her name is Aurelia Harkar” (V is thrilled to have such prestigious company.) “I’ve been thinking and this is the guest list that will be appropriate.” She has 2 lists, Iara will show on the ‘too good to show up’ list.
T: isn’t she appropriate to show?
V: you do not have status for her to show face.
T: can you not do it in your name so she will show; I am most admiring of her.
Reiterates story of abduction and emphasizes mission of meeting important people, should the Emp allow.
V: bullshits, and blames her husband’s absence as the reason for not being able to throw the party herself.
T inquires about this other inquisitor
V says she knows all rumors via Iara &n that the inquisitor is checking out Breeyans.
They conspire about heretics and she offers up that T has a psycher (drake?) who is a rogue. That needs to be contained.
*meanwhile the rest of the crew blings out their weapons- so they blend in with the fancy people. T buys fancy clothes. Pris gets prissy. Zarkoff gets a buff job and his mechadendrites get worked.
The crew is all bedecked and several days later V calls and says that “someone” wants to meet you. V lets them know that she can bring her escorts with their fancy, high status weapons (bejeweled, yeah!) There is a charm test to get past the guards with the phony fancy weapons. They stop T and crew to give her shit about getting access to the upper spire with weapons. She makes the check for the inq to walk around with their weapons, as T is upper echelon. Z makes it in with his flamer (that no one recognizes) P makes it through with Wiggles.
There is a woman. She is standing there in ornate chainmail with her cape, clasp with the eye. V introduces her as Inquisitor Aurelia.
A corrects and says that she is not an inquisitor, but an acolyte. She alludes to investigating Breeyan spies and her psycher was not backing her appropriately. She does not see through the deception. But as the conversation continues, she emphasizes that it’s not about Bree or Presta, but the Emporer. The work of the Emperor transcends the petty squabble of Presta and Bree.
Z; what inq do you work for
A: that I none of your concern
T: diverges back to her rebel attendant. She apologizes for her bias and tells that her servant was meddling in the sewers and observed him engaging in horrible acts and describes the mutilated psycher prototypes.
A: I see. This is… very disturbing. Have you told anyone of this?
T I told V
A it is good that you have brought this to my attention. Tell no one else of this. Can you take me to these sewers, it is of grave importance, meet me at the bottom of the spire and we will meet.
T obliges her request.
Pris wonders about the safety of the rats.
Crew has one day to prepare.
The crew plans to meet with the rats. They try to meet with the rats, but they are followed. They notice this as soon as they leave the spire. They notice only 1person.
They walk around and Z goes into the b-room. He is not followed. T uses her knowledge to walk though populated areas. The crew about faces and walks. Drake memorizes the face, but does not know it from before.
As they walk back and forth past him, he is curious and surprised that we are testing my tail. Z confronts the black suited guy, “who sent you, why are you following”
Z calls him out. And defeated he walks away. Z decides to follow as he heads back toward the spire. He knows Z is following, as z is conspicuous. As dude enters the spire. Z goes back to group. We walk around and are still being tailed. Crew walks around aimlessly until loses tails. Goes to sewers and Pris talks to Rogan.
Rogan reluctant to give aid to Pris. T takes over and tells about the rouse. Rogan is intimidated by the acolyte. And wishes to be left tout of the inq shit. His priority is to protect the rats.
We agree to leave Rogan out of it.
Crew goes to meet A at the base of the spire. She shows with 6 heavily armed soldiers at the base of the spire.
Crew decides to take her to the sewers. D and Z notices that the soldiers look verrrrrrry similarly dressed to the people we killed in the sewers earlier.
A asks us to take her to the sewer. As they walk A talks to T. She inquires about T’s servants and how and why she noticed the odd behavior. T points out that he had not been 100% behind her and that was a little off for him. T names Tybalt as the accomplice. She vocalizes and Tybs is verrry suspicious indeed. A inquires about the tech priest. She asks to address Z and does. She calls him out on asking what inq she serves.
She reaffirms that she is only an ac not an inq. She points out that it is a rude question to ask. Pris speaks up. A points out that the “servants” are a little outspoken. She thanks us for ans her questions. The crew heads to the sewers. Pris is unable to drop back in the procession as the other guards escort the crew into the sewer.
A asks us to show her further into the sewers. T lies and says that the rest of the crew does not know the sewers. T charms A to take her servants with her. A allows T’s “servants” to come along on the journey. Pris tries to seduce one of the guards. (it has to work one of these days) The response is much automated response. His eyes are a little glazed – he’s a chemgeld.
Pris recognizes that the tone and mannerisms are similar to the guy that she burnt upon the pyre.
Zarkoff suggests. That we go a certain way. A calls him out, and she thought that T was alone. Things get tense.
Z’we’re with the inquisition”
A on whose authority.
T I don’t think that‘s a proper questions
A I’m on the authority of blah bah or high blah blah blah blah.
T presents the official Imelda grey papers. There is a swapping of paper and inspections. We let her into the Chase and Breeyan spy conspiracy. We let her know that we know of the sewer on-goings
A still says that she does not
Z asks about Filus. This piques her interest. She denies knowledge of Filus, but Pris knows that she is lying. She asks again about Imelda. Z goes back to the matter of chase. A agrees to get us back chase. Z asks for a private meeting with Iara. A goes on to explain that she is central. Pris tries to let the others know that they all must burn. Pris gives the let them die cough, but the others do not listen. A agrees to provide chase to the group on the condition that we leave and let her be.
They are now back on the streets. Pris is unhappy with this arrangement. They agree to meet the following day with chase in the spire. Pris brings up the shady and gets shut down by Z due to the paper credentials.
A delivers Chase, who seems to be in a drugged state. With both his arms gone. He has scarring on the side of his head and both his arms are gone. They go back to the space port. Take a shuttle back to Maya’s ship.
As they take off from the space port in the middle of the sea and the go to scintilla to meet with the lady grey.
Quote of the night: “On a scale of total denial to penetration, this is closer to penetration”