Since May, Jamie had been spending more and more time in Scotland, north of Inverness – in Dornoch. A small town of about 1200 people.
Located in this small community is a White Council haven. Wardens that have children are able to bring their youngsters to be educated at a magically secure and remote facility. The kids of course, jokingly refer to the facility as “Hogwarts.”
By July, Jake (his 7 year old) and Kaylee (Alice’s 6 year old that he adopted) are finally situated with a local family. School starts on August 20th and Jamie moves out to the Dornoch Inn to help the kids get used to him not being there. On 4th of July, as he’s nursing his hurts on Independence Day in another country, Commander Luccio sits down to chat.
After a few minutes of chit chat, the two Wardens take a walk to discuss matters of “business.”
Na Fomoire (The Fomor)
The White Council is being run ragged dealing with the fallout of the destruction of the Red Court. The loss of Regional Commander Harry Dresden has thrown the Midwest and East Coast of the United States into a state of disarray. From the chaos, among many other supernatural powers, have reappeared the Fomorians, an ancient foe of both mankind and the Fae.
After a discussion about the observed strengths and weaknesses, Commander Luccio tells Jamie about the situation in the United States. Supernaturals in coastal cities are experiencing higher rates of abduction and the docks/harbor areas are overrun.
Long story short… with Jamie in Scotland, the coast of Texas is nearly undefended. The Wardens need him back in action, in Houston.
After being put in touch with a few local contacts of the ParaNet (acquaintances of Belle Starr) Jamie meets up at Accorded Neutral Ground and runs into – of all people – Elena Torres. After playing catch-up (Elena is in town on a “hunt” of her own), they pool together their skills to go and deal with a pressing matter… two Houston Area supernaturals have gone missing and clues suggest the Fomorians are involved (again).
Deep-Fried Frog Legs
After sneaking down to Galveston area, between Jamie’s magical talents and Elena’s hunting skills, they’re able to uncover a warehouse completely given over to the Fomorians. They infiltrate and facilitate the rescue of the kidnapped supernaturals. In the process, they are able to take down a “cell” of Fomorians and a spellcaster.
Of course they do it in the way they know best – overwhelming firepower. Elena, guns rendered useless by the Fomorian "hex" aura, uses her new Fae-crafted bow. Jamie, of course, calls upon Evocation magic.
Jamie returns to Scotland to give an after action report to Commander Luccio. Afterwards, Wizard McCoy tracks him down to discuss matters. More importantly, Wizard McCoy introduces Jamie to his new apprentice – a young black man wearing a Cincinnati Bengals 85 “Ocho Cinco” jersey.
In addition to teaching his apprentice the basics of magic, he’ll also be responsible for providing Jamie with backup in the hostile situations in which he’ll be finding himself as he works on taking down the Fomor along the Texas Coast.
So of course, first thing Jamie and his apprentice do when they get back to Houston? Beat the ever living snot out of each other… magically speaking.
He also reads in the morning paper about a suspected underworld narcotics kingpin being executed with an arrow to the eye socket.
- Game Date: 9/2 (In game spans July 4th – 8th)
- Minor Milestone
- Starting and Ending Bennies
- Jamie 3
- Elena 2
Rahal needs to step away from the game for a bit (work plus upcoming child #2) so this is how we’re putting Jamie in “park mode” (dealing with Fomor along the Texas Coast) … for me, the hilarity is that Rahal is originally from the Houston area. :)
- Rahal’s To-Do List while he’s in downtime
- Names and Picture for
- Houston Area Kinetomancer (Friend of Belle Starr, ParaNet contact)
- Houston Area Low Level Psychic (friend of the Kinetomancer, ParaNet contact)
- Houston Area Steakhouse that serves as the Accorded Neutral Ground
- Names and Picture for