Night Nineteen

Posted in Story Stuff on July 28th, 2005 by enwewn

They all arise for the next night, call each other and set up to meet at Paul’s.

Gracey checks her voice mail and then gives her sire a call. After the call she stops by the park to see if Minth is there, not finding him she finally heads out to Paul’s.

They all end up at Paul’s though Gracey is a little behind them as they had time to have a snack. This in tailed way too many other conversations, though. As Gracey arrives at Paul’s, the group heads out the start of the subway maps. They get out and Paul’s checks with Victoria on how far from here to the safe house it seems to be. Victoria tells Paul that it is far enough that they don’t want to carry all of Hugh’s gear. Paul just yells at Hugh that carry it all and the start down the steps. Paul weary of the new surroundings tells them that things don’t feel right to him, but to move on with the search. The group talking of what they want to do with Dalia realizes that they don’t have any stakes. An old wooden bench is sacrificed to the cause. Everyone, but Hannah picks up a stake. After they walk a short time more they see that the place has been taken over with vagrants. Two of these stand and block the path and a third steps up behind them. Paul takes charge as Victoria steps aside. Paul tells them they pick the wrong day to get in his way. (Combat ensues.) James, the first to act, uses the stake to lash out at the third ghoul. Paul hits one of the front two taking a chunk out of his arm. Hugh takes aim with the auto handgun and hits the other ghoul in front. This gives Victoria the chance to drive her stack into his chest. The ghoul that Paul hit takes a swing back, and lands a light blow. Hannah takes a swing at him and connects. The other one takes out a 9mm at takes a shot at Hugh and misses. The back ghoul takes a swing a James with a sap. Christian takes a swing at Paul’s ghoul and takes out its leg. James takes another swing at the ghoul landing a solid blow to the guy’s jaw leaving him dazed. Gracey takes out the first ghoul with a swift kick to the head. Hugh takes another shot at his ghoul and sends him to the ground. Victoria takes a free shot at him. Hannah feels that they are down and out, so the fights done. James gets hit by the sap, and this makes him yell out getting Paul back who take a slice out of him. Seeing this, Gracey runs back and kicks him, knocking the last ghoul down. About this time another figure starts towards them form down the subway. James and Christian start to head back up the subway. As they start to see more of this figure they can tell that it is a Gangrel. Hugh feeling lucky takes shots at him with the auto-9mms. Doing some damage, but not slowing him down in fact it piss him off enough that he runs up to Hugh and slashes him with extended claws. Paul takes off the arm that slashed Hugh. (This insights some Monty Python references.) Gracey see this runs back to see what she can do, and just brushes him. Hugh takes a few more shots at him, hitting him in the chest. Victoria takes her other stake and imbeds it in the gangrel’s chest. Paul takes another swing at the gangrel, hitting him in the side. Hugh mad with getting hit unloads his handguns pointblank into the gangrel’s head, killing the gangrel with out even a word. Paul takes the time to suck what little blood is left in one of the ghouls. Victoria and James take quick sips from the other two. Paul finishes off one other before stopping to question the last ghoul as to any information he has about Dalia. He tells Paul that she is farther down the subway and he been down here all his life. Paul leaves him alive and tells him if he is still here when he gets back Paul will kill him. They head farther down the subway to find a divider with three doors in it. Christian and Hugh head back down the tunnel again. Victoria checks the door and unlocks it. As Hugh and Christian arrive back they group start to bitch about others in the group always running away. They take stock in what they feel and have on hand. The plan ends up being Hugh pitching in a flash-bang. Christian got the door as Hugh sent in the flash-bang. With a short wait, the group started to hear sounds of battle in the next section, letting a short time pass to see if any more vampires would come in, which none did, they went in. They observed a fight between the four that were in there. Only the weaker one of them frenzied, but that has kept the other two busy. A short a discussion later, they decide to take these four out before moving on. Hugh tells them to clear back out as he pitches an incendiary grenade that lands dead center of the group in that room and starts to burn them.

Right here the end of the game night came up and we packed up for the night took our two weeks off for D&D and a week for gossip. We get back and pick it back up on a short night of play.

With much too much conversation about side by side refrigerators and other things we get to the game. This is the first night without Hannah as her player saw the light and will not be coming any more as it was too late for her.
They watch through the doorway to see all of the vampires engulfed in flames and burn to cinders. After they ensure they are safe the take in what is in the room. I tell them that there are three doors on the far wall with 1 on each side and the third up a staircase of to one side. Though there was some talking going on I thought that everyone was clear with the layout, I was sadly mistaken. Hugh tells me he is going to go through the middle door. Now I was fairly sure I said nothing about a middle door that night I just went through the recording and did not hear someone say anything about a middle door before Hugh. So I call the roll for going through the wall. I should know better then to do these things, but I did. As he makes his way through the wall, into a dark room that the door on the right to the tunnel he looks around to find some light. (We do have a short rules check on auspex as to how to use it.) Hugh backs out of the room and Paul looks it over. Hugh and Victoria then check the door on the left to see a smaller room with a door on the far side. The group lead by Paul goes to the far end to check what is behind that door to see a subway platform in disrepair. Paul looks it over for signs for resent activity find that it is not well used, but people have been through recently though it looks more like construction traffic then anything else. The group goes up the stairs to find a meeting room that had been used for other proposes before its conversion. At the far end of this room are two doors, Hugh and Victoria check them both out to find a balcony looking out over the platform they had just seen. There are stairs leading down from the balcony to the far side of the tracks, but Paul after stepping out on to the balcony see that it is not to far down and jumps the rail. He lands safely on the platform; though Gracey tries she fails to hit the platform and lands by the rails. Hugh follows Paul as Victoria, Christian, and James walk down the stairs. There a blocked off area that looks to head up to ground level, Paul confirms that it is by knocking out a piece of the plywood. After a short discussion they all decide to push on down the tunnel, a short while later they arrive at yet another division wall. They feel that there are two vampires on the other side. Paul’s mind rolls back to what Hugh had done earlier and start to inform the others of his plan. Not to use the door and go through the wall instead. Hugh and Paul break through the wall on either side of the door way tackling the two that were in there. Paul rolling through after tackling the vampire pops up and says, “The number 12 from downtown to Manhattan”. (This comment was most likely do to out of game comments and did you get the number of that train, but hey it is funny.) The rest come in through the door. Hugh who stays on top of his victim pulls out one of his full auto 9mm and unloads it into the guy head; it doesn’t have a killing effect, but does cause a severe wound in it. Christian steps through the whole Paul made in the wall and takes a hack at Paul’s vampire sending a spray of blood in to Paul’s face. This vampire rolls off some of the rubble to start to fight back as Paul jump back on top of him and drives his sword down into his neck. Gracey give the guy a swift kick to the head. As Victoria goes after the one Hugh shot with a stake imbedding it into his back. Hugh pulls out his knife and takes a slice at his guy, gashing his neck. Christian turns to take a swipe at Hugh’s removing what little material that held his head on. Gracey takes yet another kick at the last one causing some more trauma. Victoria picks up her stake to use it later. Hugh seeing that there isn’t much holding the other guys head on tries to just pull it off, but fails. Paul press down on the sword blade with all his power working the broadside through the neck. Gracey kicks the guys head one last time sending it rolling off. They finally start looking around the room. It appears to be under construction for use as reception area. At the far end of the platform is a short set of stairs leading farther in to the tunnel.

They hit what will, end up being, the last of the partition walls. Feeling about four vampires on the other side, Paul tells them that going through the wall again is the best course of action. Victoria, Hugh, and Paul all take this route into the room. With in the room they find seven vampires, two that look like Dalia, another that appears to be Damon Westman, and four others that they don’t much care about long term. Paul tells the rest to take care of the Dalias and Damon; he wants to get his hands dirty. Gracey and Christian open the door and walk in to the room. Paul sights in the closest target and goes for him with his sword. The sword slices from the top of the right shoulder down into the center of its body. Victoria goes after the first Dalia and hits her with the stake in the head with this distraction his obfuscate falls him to show that is not Dalia. Christian sees this and tries to dominate her, tell her to go wait by the door. Hugh sees someone start towards him and takes aim at her pulls the trigger and hits Dalia with the shots leaving her almost destroyed. Gracey takes off form the door and kicks one of them in the face, she likes to do this it seems. Paul pulls his sword out of the first one and takes another slice have it fall it two places while getting hit from some gun fire from across the room. Victoria runs up to Damon and drives a stake into his stomach. Christian takes a strike at another of them giving them a cut. Hugh shoots at the fake Dalia getting a few hits. Gracey sees this and runs over to kick him landing a light blow. Paul sees who had taken a few pot shots at him and cuts off the arm holding the gun. Victoria pulls her other stake and drives it into Damon’s ribs.

(At this point Paul’s player makes a few comments about the fact that tonight every started to play with their text messaging and how it had been cutting down on out of game chatter. Not that I mind the chatter most times, I almost like it more than all the beeping caused by the texting, but it was fun for the time. Back to the fight.)

Christian cuts into the vampire in front of him, as Hugh takes shots at the one Gracey had just kicked doing so harm. Gracey feeling spry goes for another run and trips on the way. Paul feeling a bit on the sadistic side cut off the other arm. Victoria pulls out one of the stakes and pushes it back in not doing much. Christian takes one more hack at his vampire destroying it. Hugh takes another shot and finishes his target. Gracey goes after the fake to kick him and misses. Paul goes after someone new to protect Victoria from an attacker from behind catching a piece of him. Mister armless falls over hitting Christian in the process. Victoria continues with Damon to bring him down to the point he can be controlled. Gracey gets hit by one of the goons and tries to kick him and fails. Paul sees this and goes after him and misses. Hugh and Gracey at a few new hits as Christian takes out one of the remaining goons. Hugh gets a hit in; Gracey misses hers, as does Paul. Victoria pulls a stake out of Damon and hits the fake with it. Christian slashes out again sending pieces flying. Gracey continues to beat on the vampire in front of her. Victoria continues to beat on the one behind her with the broad side of the stake. Though the other vampires rail against the group, but fail to do much damage. Hugh hit the one attacking Gracey, throwing her off as she misses. Paul comes back with one final blow sending the guy head out of the room. Victoria subdues Damon with a final hit to the head. This ends the battle as they gather up zip ties from the construction area. Paul, Christian, and Hugh now drag out Dalia, armless, and Damon to the SUVs. They get back out of the tunnels and load the prizes in to the SUVs, see that it is getting to close to dawn and the trip to drop off the prizes would push to close. They talk it over and as Paul’s is closer they head for there. Dalia, armless, and Damon get locked into their own cells. Everyone is given a place to rest for the day at Paul’s.

This ends that batch of game play we talk over what has happened and plan for the next day. Everyone reviews their wounds and how much blood is going to be needed. We start in on the next evening, but cut it short as we don’t have too much time to get into anything.

Night Eighteen

Posted in Story Stuff on July 5th, 2005 by enwewn

We start night eighteen the same night we played through night seventeen, so everything is fresh in their minds as to what happened. Well on with the show.

Gracey and Paul both wanted to see the tapes first as they fell asleep last night, though this morning they wake at the same time, so their was no sneak previews for either of them. Paul gets out of bed and heads in for a shower, as Gracey gets dressed and heads out to start the tapes. Gracey pops the first one into a player and start to watch it as soon as Paul gets out. The tape is a dub of a poor quality recording. (Or as I put it during the game a crap-tacular security camera tape.) As they watch the tape most of it is really boring. They can not tell what part of the city it comes form though after getting most of the way through the tape they get a call from Victoria. Gracey goes to take a shower while Paul talks with Victoria on the phone. While still on the phone Paul puts in the second tape to see a drive by shortly after hanging up on Victoria. The car that was attacked explodes and on the tape you see some one get out. fall, and turn to ash. This makes Paul go back over the first tape a little closer. As Gracey returns to the room, from her shower, she asks about what she has missed. Paul tells her about the second tape leading him to take another look at the first.

Victoria wakes and feels that the files she got yesterday should prove to be a good challenge for the evening. As she pours over them they start to make sense to her. She picks out that these files are a plan for getting rid of the Carthians for with in the city, by taking out the leader and fueling the in fighting until they are no more. After working this out, she gives James a call. With in this call she goes over the plan that she found in the note and tells him they should check out Dalia’s offices. James agrees and they plan on getting the group together. Victoria calls Gracey to no avail, next tries Paul, and goes over the plan with him. They talk about the tapes as they have not gotten anything out of it. Victoria decides to meet Paul and Gracey at Paul’s.

Hugh wakes at the warehouse the Carthians have been using as a safe house. He spends time listening to the crowd and looking for his sire. Though some of the night passes in this way he gets a call from Victoria and leaves shortly there after.

Christian feeling a little cramped does talk with anyone and just takes some time to go out to a few bars. This plan doesn’t work very long as he gets a call from Paul to meet up at the office building the meet at originally.

Victoria arrives at Paul’s and is informed about what was on the tapes along with Gracey. The first tape contains a car crash with a Kindred getting out and walk into a building across the street. The second tape having the drive by recorded on it. After hearing this she give James a call to let him know that they are going down to the offices tonight. Victoria tells James that she will get a hold of Hugh and Christian and have them meet up there. Victoria tells Paul to call Christian, Gracey to call Hannah, and she will call Hugh. The calls go well. They all arrive, a short time later, at the office complex.

Victoria start to find out if anyone has a plan for entering the building. Gracey asks why not just walk in as the last time she was here it wasn’t a problem for her. Paul reminds her of the run down the hall incident, and she informs the group that is not the last time she was here, much to the surprise of the group. Victoria goes over the facts about how the building is controlled by the prince and Gracey didn’t have a problem. This fact hits Victoria as interesting. Paul thinks the best place to start looking is in the basement, as a joke. (Why he goes there I don’t know though it does prove interesting again.) Gracey start heads up to the second floor for a look at these offices, when Victoria start to convince the group that the basement is the place to start as the last offices were bear of information. Gracey start talking about how long before they meet back here, when Paul steps in and talks about how splitting up the group mite not be a good idea.

(James’ player makes a comment about what happened several thousand years ago were the group split up. A veiled D&D reference as we had all just about died last week in that game, as a result of someone not following the group. It took a bit for everyone to catch on to it, but every got a laugh out of it.)

Victoria goes on about why the basement may be better, and with Paul supporting her that is were the group starts to explore. They head down the familiar path to the basement, asking Victoria what they are looking for. She stumbles around until she finds a place the hall should continue, but does not. Gracey studies the wall to find some seems. Hugh talks about shouldering it down, but Gracey old him up. About this time the security guard find them, but they see him first. (They start to go over plans on hiding with the sneaky Tremere and obfuscate, it just gets funny for a short time then they get back to the game.) The guard shines his flashlight at the group blinding them, and asks them what they are doing down here. Paul repeatedly tells him to get the flashlight out of his eyes as the guard asks again why are they down here. At this point Gracey starts towards him making full use of the light. This makes the guard quiver just a bit, weather it is from someone walking up to him or having a damn good looking chick head his way, she does know.

(Gracey’s player still a little new to how thing work in vampire asks if the flashlight would hurt her, I tell her only if he hits her with it. James’ player makes a snide remark about the question, and has a speaker fall on his head from the entertainment center behind him. This gets laughs and remarks about that what you get for making cynical comments.)

The guard asks her, if he can do anything for her. Gracey starts to buff about having a meeting some were in the building. The guard announces that they all need to leave unless they have business in the building. Hugh turns his back to the guard to see if he can find a way to open the door, and finds the mechanism, but not how to open it. Christian through this catches the gaze of the guard and tells him they need the door opened can you help us; we need to get something from behind it. The guard happily walks over and opens the door for them and tells them to have a good night and walks away. Hugh tells Gracey to go first and she retorts that he is the man and he should go first. They fight back and forth over this for a short time before Christian tells them that he will go first. Christian walks in does not look around turns and comes back out screaming. Victoria just tells him that was funny and they all enter the room. They find them selves in a planning room.

Right here we stop for the night as it was late and I need time to prepare for this room as they were not suppose to find it until later in the game. We pack it in and head on out for the week. We come back the next week with a bit of bull-shitting before we get back to the game.

As they pass through the Door way the see a set of double doors the opened in on the planning room. The room contains a large central desk with an assortment of half open filing cabinets. One wall contains a map of the city subway system with a faint route marked on it. Gracey starts to check through the filing cabinets, finding two video cassettes. Victoria takes a look around the room for any passages that are hidden. As the group continues to look closer at the top of the desk Victoria realizes that the map on it is for the sewer system. The strange thing about the map is a few different marks in different parts to the city. Along with the sewer map is the title and blue prints for Elmwood Estates. James and Victoria talk over some of the information that they already had gathered to see if anything jumps out at them. After finding out about Elmwood Estates, James takes a look through the files. James finds information pertaining to The Orphanage and how Derrick Coverstone has set himself up a stronghold around it. While James is running through the files Victoria takes a closer look at the map on the wall. She can follow a route on the map finding that it goes through many abandon subway tunnels and head over to New Jersey.

James, Gracey, and Victoria keep looking over the desk and files for anything else. Victoria stumbles across a business card for Lt. McNaily and starts to show it around. When she shows it to Paul, he starts to tell them about what his PI had found on him. That this Lt. has been slipping recently, not getting most of his cases to close, also that he was in charge of the investigation on the assault on the welder and the warehouse fire. The odd part of his recent behavior is that he and a couple of his officers have been hanging out at places owned by Donald Riddell. Victoria sees that in one of the files are plans for using the two warehouses as a launching point to try and take over the docks area. Also with in that file is a copy of the “To His Holiness”. After sharing this information with the rest of the group, they decide that Vern needs to die.

With one more, quick check, of the room Gracey heads to the second floor offices with the rest of the group following her up, as they now have a healthy respect of being separated. They take a back stairwell up to the second floor. Once there they find eight doors running down each side of a main hall for a total of sixteen. Gracey just walks down and checks randomly the third door on the left side of the hall. The unlocked door leads to a small reception area with two offices behind it. The place looks to have been empty for about a month and is only furnished with some cheep desks and chairs. Next Gracey checks the forth door on the right to find it locked. James after see that Gracey is down the hall takes the first door on the left, finding it locked. They start to go over what is going on as James see that Gracey is about to pick the door she is at and stops her, so they can do this with some sort of plan. James has them check each door to see if it is open or locked, before trying to open them. They find with all this searching, an adult daycare facility, office, and file room, a small meeting room with extra tables and folding chairs at the back, a large conference room with copies of most of the files on kindred within the city that are very detailed, save for the LS. In another of the offices they find some antique furniture, but little else. The next on the go to again has antique furniture and is nicely decorated. With in the one of the desks are some of the LS files that were missing. They check Pete Ares file getting information about how he had controlled the Queens area in recent times, also go over Carmen Oster’s files. The last office on the left turns out to be more of a reading room for someone. Victoria opens the broom closet and checks it over finding it a solid room. Last room on the right they check had been converted into on large room with four desks in it. With in the desks they find more LS files, one of them being Dalia’s. The file gives them more information about Dalia’s habits and hang outs. Dalia had started to invest in the hotels around the airports and also the Yellow Cab Company. Dalia’s file had some old subway plans and information on how to redevelop them.

Gracey talks about calling around to hotels to see if she can find Dalia that way. Paul talks her out of it as it would serve to drive her farther into hiding. This does prompt them to go back down to the planning room and check the two maps against each other. Victoria rips the map down and takes it with her. About this time the night has mostly slipped away and they all head home.

End of this night’s work as I take a minute to gather the next part of this mess and start on the next night with them.

Night Seventeen

Posted in Story Stuff on July 2nd, 2005 by enwewn

Everyone wakes up for the night. Hugh looks around the place and lets one of the servants know that he was leaving for awhile. Gracey wakes beside Paul and tells him good evening. Paul smiles and kisses Gracey and tells her he is going for a shower. This leaves her to get dressed and check her cell phone for messages. Not finding any she goes to the living room to wait on Paul.

Victoria waking in her haven goes and checks on what has been coming into her e-mail box. Most of it is junk of course, but there is a message from Riley to have her call back to set up a meeting. She makes a call to him to find out what he needs a meeting for. Over the phone he tells her that he needs to talk with her and her new “friends”. Riley gives her the chance to set the time and place for this meeting. Victoria goes with “Altered Currents” bar some time after midnight. Riley tells her that he can make that and hangs up. After getting off the phone with Riley Victoria calls Paul, not getting an answer she calls Christian. After letting Christian in on the plan she has him try and call Paul while she calls James, Hannah, Gracey, and Hugh. They are mostly short conversation as they all just go with it. Gracey checks to see if Paul has herd the news and if he is will to give her a ride. (This has conversation with it that does not have anything to do with the game.) Paul had found out that Hugh was no longer at his place and thinks to see if anyone else has called him to tell him.

(At this point in time Hugh and I were off role-playing out him talking with his sire, so they got off on a tangent that included, more the one, animal impressions. That had nothing to do with nature and everything to do with, my players have, sick and twisted minds, and views of the Hugh character. They also joke about the recording and how I get to laugh at it went I play it back and here it. They crack a few jokes about the fact that they get more done without me in the room then they do with me there. Sometimes I wonder if that isn’t true. After about five minutes of this we get back to the room with the normal amount of heckling. This is why having the night recorded is so much fun. Damn people and wanting dates, October 26th.)

Gracey feels that they have time for a quickie, and Paul doesn’t disagree, so they take care of that and then get clean up again after that. Paul finds his package that he had been waiting for. (I was giving him the information about what was in it while the rest of the group talks about the ride over as one of them got a motorcycle ride over this night. It degenerates into conversions not fit for this web space.) After wrapping this up Paul and Gracey head out to pick up Christian. Victoria arrives at the club and takes a seat at a table near the back. The rest of them arrive shortly there after. I ask Gracey to what see was wearing as a way of passing a little time as a switch into the Riley persona.

(They go off on a tangent about this for about five minutes. Then I call a taint check for when Riley enters and starts towards the table. One of the players fails this check as she rarely engages in anything other then combat while we play I had hoped that this would provoke reaction, it did not.)

I give the players a short description of Riley. Riley is a tall figure with hands more like claws and dress down in jeans and a flannel shirt. Victoria greats him, followed by the rest of the table. Riley makes notice of each in turn with respect paid to those he had any regards for. He also makes mention of the fire at the “Shit Hole” and how this is beginning to be a bad habit for the group of them, after Paul figures out some of the back story given away by Riley’s actions. Riley starts to lay out what has been happening in the passed few days after court. He starts with the facts of Vern being drunk with power and the Invictus feeling that he must be stopped, to that end they have teamed up with the Carthians. This distasteful arrangement means that they need everyone’s help. One of Vern’s lackeys, Dalia Pestage needs to be found to lead them to Vern. The problem being that she has left her known hang-outs and is in hiding, most of the rest of the Invictus and Carthians have bigger problems to deal with, or they are to well known to find anything out. This, and the fact they have been hanging out so much, is why he was sent to get them on her trail. Riley doesn’t have a lot on Dalia to give them just, as part of the sanctified she has done a lot of business for Vern and they hope to get information about her. Dalia an older looking woman, whom is heaver set being 5’4” and about 140 pounds. Riley tells them about her old haven and that she has been keeping offices in the same office building that this mess started in and this was the last place she was seen at. Riley makes it a clear point that she is needed alive though anyone with her is expendable. This makes Paul happy, as Paul asks questions to clarify the point as the rest agree with the course to find Dalia. Riley lets on that they don’t have reliable information about all areas of the city. They start to talk with each other and Riley gets bored with them and walks off into the club looking for some one. Paul feels that he need to feed before going on with the task at hand. Paul does ask Victoria to see if Riley has any more information that he did not want to share with the whole group. Riley talks to Victoria about the time table that has been worked out. Riley also talks about how they are working on putting Vern under control rater then destroying him. Riley goes over Victoria and the group’s ability to find things that they were not suppose to. Victoria tells the group about the limited time and that they should head on out to Dalia’s haven.

Paul tells her to wait just a short time for him to take care of business. He goes out on the floor and starts to dance with the toys. This makes Gracey a little on edge about his. After Paul gets back to the table and they head out to the townhouse.

As soon as they get to the townhouse Hannah goes right to the door and picks the lock. As they enter Paul takes charge and tells Victoria to see if there is a computer around, Gracey follows Victoria to the office. James is asked to watch the back door, while Hannah is told to keep an eye on the front. Paul and Christian find the door to the basement to take a look around there.

Victoria boots up the computer and starts to look at files. The first information that she finds looks a garbled and doesn’t mean anything. As she works harder to find things, she starts to pull out financial records with listings of a hotel that was acquired recently just outside of the LaGuardia airport. The records also list four purchases with in Queens. She finds maintenance records for the apartment building they had stop by many days ago.

Gracey goes to work on the file cabinets, getting them unlocked quickly, finding only empty file folders. Gracey in looking over the folders and other papers with in the room find that they come from many of the different hotels in town, she takes notes of them. Gracey noticed that a cabinet is missing. She finds with this inspection a package of files on other Kindred like those that she needed to return to Enos. As it also contained 2 video tapes that she starts to look for a player for. Finding the camera with a dead battery, she starts off to find Paul with in the house.

Paul, Christian, and Hugh finding the door to the basement locked, take a quick look to see how to get through the door. Hugh feels that a good shoulder blow will do the trick. Hugh backs up a step and hits the door, sending it down the steps and into the door below opening that one also. In the basement they find two sparely furnished rooms. These room look like the only use for them was integration. Upon closer inspection on the rooms they find a few clamps, a hammer, a badly dented aluminum bat, fragments of a wooden bat, and a large knife. Paul looking to see what else maybe in this basement pulls up a block of the floor to find sewer access.

Gracey finding them downstairs, asks if Paul can play these tapes at his place, this will not be a problem. She also mentions that it is getting late into the night. Paul places the block back and they head out. Gracey asks to stay with Paul, and Hugh heads for the Carthian safe house.

Victoria leaving the office after doing what she could with the files starts to look over the rest of the house. Looking through the house she finds that it is well furnished and kept. She also finds an open wall safe and a few paintings that could bring in some money. Looking through the desks in other rooms, she finds keys that don’t fit anything in the townhouse. As she discovers this she sees that everyone is heading out. Looks at the time and leaves with them.

Like most time I have it happen they make it back to their havens with time and settle in for the day.

A lot happen on this night, and more is coming soon.