An Reworking Of The Default Setting Provided With The Game Product

session two

_ Zazozaliad: _[It’s been two days.

Two days since you escaped your bonds in a wild drive through the Thorns. The clinic isn’t the best of safehouses, but it’s certainly an

interesting one – the warped humanoids who constantly patron it have made sure of that.]

[Does anyone have dots in investigation?]

Angelis Black: I do Hollikuru: Jun does, two of them Steph: (i got two?) Angelis Black: [I have 1 dot] Gaa: i got none B’[ Michelle: negatory. Zazozaliad: [Lovely. Roll yours dots investigation + manipulation to see if you pick up anything interesting from the

clinic patron’s over the last two days.]
Angelis Black: 1,10
Zazozaliad: [If you lack dots in investigation, subtract -3 from your wits and roll that.]
[5:46:24 PM] Hollikuru: 1, 8, 8, 6
[5:46:27 PM] Michelle: (( 0 either way. I am not paying attetion.))
[5:46:32 PM] Steph: 4, 5, 10
[5:46:42 PM] Michelle: ((0 dice pool, that is? ))
[5:46:50 PM] Michelle: ((Unless I’m misunderstanding OTL))
[5:46:51 PM] Zazozaliad: Make a chance roll.
[5:46:58 PM] Zazozaliad: If you get a 10 you succeed~
[5:47:13 PM] Zazozaliad: If you get a 1 you dramatically fail and I get to have..
[5:47:15 PM] Zazozaliad: fun.
[5:47:22 PM] Steph: dun dun duuunnn
[5:47:46 PM] Banana Fo Fana: (( I’m not included, am I? Since I wasn’t here last time ;;; ))
[5:47:56 PM] Angelis Black: Oh, Matchy, just out of curiousity, I know stunts exist in Exalted, do they also exist in Changeling?
[5:48:04 PM] Zazozaliad: Stunts?
[5:48:19 PM] Zazozaliad: ((Also, Ban, I’m gonna work you in in a minute.))
[5:48:26 PM] Michelle: Unfortunately, I rolled a 2 in my chance roll. So no fun for neither of us.
[5:48:29 PM] Banana Fo Fana: (( Okay ;;; ))
[5:49:14 PM] Zazozaliad: You gonna give it a try, gaa, or did i miss your roll?
[5:49:29 PM] Gaa: I got a 10
[5:49:46 PM] Zazozaliad: Roll again, then! Unless you have a curse preventing that.
[5:50:04 PM] Gaa: 9
[5:50:15 PM] Zazozaliad: Two successes, nice!
[5:50:27 PM] Gaa: john has skillz B]
[5:50:29 PM] Michelle: ((Gaa knocked that chance roll to da moon!))
[5:57:12 PM] Zazozaliad: [None of the patrons seem especially interested in paying any of you any mind. Understandable, since most of

them are here for medical treatment and not chitchat. However, there is some chatter, enough that some of you learn things -]

[Feriena, Sydney – you pick up bits and pieces, low grumbles about the changing of seasons, poetic diatribes about how the leaves refuse

to turn, and similar analogies that you don’t quite have the other half to reference.]

[John, Jun – you both pick out a singular name often said with significance – whether in revulsion or admiration, it catches your ears.

“Grandfather Thunder.”]
[5:57:54 PM] Hollikuru: [Hmmm!]
[5:59:09 PM] Zazozaliad: [But that was yesterday, and today is not a day for rumourmongering. Another patron has appeared, but this one

is different – less assured, they truly look Lost.

Maybe this one will actually be sociable.

Ban, this is you!]
[5:59:14 PM] Zazozaliad: …not very elegant, but.
[5:59:17 PM | Edited 5:59:25 PM] Hollikuru: [Can I use Encyclopedic Knowledge to see if I recall that name from anywhere, or should I

[5:59:30 PM] Zazozaliad: try it.
[5:59:41 PM] Zazozaliad: might not get you anything good, since it’s very nebulous, but~
[5:59:56 PM] Hollikuru: [I have four points in it, so four dice?]
[6:00:06 PM] Zazozaliad: Er.
[6:00:10 PM] Zazozaliad: No, that’s the cost of the merit.
[6:00:15 PM] Hollikuru: Oh, duuuhhhh
[6:00:18 PM] Hollikuru: Whoops
[6:00:24 PM] Zazozaliad: writedownwhatyourmeritsdooooo
[6:00:39 PM] Hollikuru: hang on i got a text doc open
[6:00:43 PM] Hollikuru: ummm
[6:00:52 PM] Hollikuru: how i use knowledge
[6:00:53 PM] Zazozaliad: Okay, it’s Int + Wits.
[6:00:58 PM] Hollikuru: Ohhh
[6:00:59 PM] Zazozaliad: /checked
[6:01:16 PM] Hollikuru: /writes that down
[6:01:30 PM] Hollikuru: Six dice, then
[6:01:54 PM] Hollikuru: 3, 7, 9, 7, 6, 8
[6:02:37 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [/oh, brb]
[6:03:51 PM] Zazozaliad: [You remember a children’s book featuring a kindly old cloud. You owned a copy, once, but it was half wrecked

because you were also teething at the time.]
[6:04:08 PM] Hollikuru: Ahhh.
[6:04:15 PM] Hollikuru: /notes that down
[6:04:34 PM | Edited 6:04:36 PM] Hollikuru: Okay, so Ban’s character just appeared.
[6:05:07 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [/back!]
[6:05:18 PM] Zazozaliad: \o.
[6:05:25 PM] Angelis Black: [His main weapon should be a hammer.]
[6:05:30 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [/pffft]
[6:05:32 PM | Edited 6:05:33 PM] Hollikuru: We’ll see.
[6:05:32 PM] Angelis Black: [Get it, Ban Hammer? :b]
[6:05:37 PM] Zazozaliad: [Kekeke.]
[6:05:47 PM] Hollikuru: …oh, I thought you meant granpa thunder
[6:05:50 PM] Hollikuru: thor joke
[6:05:51 PM] Hollikuru: XD
[6:06:09 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [/well, I don’t know if mine would wield it very well XD]
[6:06:23 PM] Hollikuru: Ban, your character is the Flowering girl, yes? Makin’ sure I remember right
[6:06:27 PM] Steph: (both jokes are equally lulzy and applicable? |B)
[6:06:27 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [/yeah]
[6:06:33 PM] Hollikuru: gotcha
[6:06:34 PM] Hollikuru: :>
[6:07:08 PM] Angelis Black: [x3]
[6:18:42 PM | Edited 6:19:16 PM] Banana Fo Fana: A tall, redheaded girl of about seventeen years gingerly walked her way into the clinic

that strange doctor had told her to go to. He didn’t give her much detail, however, so she feels unsure about where she is. This place

already had several people inside. The girl hadn’t come across anybody except the doctor since she left the Hedge, so she’s decidedly

less confident than she usually is. She stays quiet, as she is unsure about how the others will react to her presence, but she doesn’t

look like she’ll attack if somebody even says one word to her.
[6:18:49 PM] Banana Fo Fana: fljksdf ;;;
[6:19:02 PM] Hollikuru: <3>[ ))
[6:26:24 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [Hitchhikers of the Galaxy? /shot]
[6:26:24 PM] Hollikuru: XDDD
[6:26:29 PM] Steph: (y)
[6:26:29 PM] Hollikuru: [[………….<33333]]><3>T ]]
[6:35:27 PM] Angelis Black: [Means he gets me to the Summer Court quicker so I’m out of his hair, ya?]
[6:35:54 PM] Zazozaliad: Hehehe.
[6:36:52 PM] Michelle: The doctor had been right. He should have gone to sleep earlier the day they had arrived. His attentiveness had

been less than stellar the past double of days because of his irregular sleeping patterns. After all, staying up until exhaustion, then

sleeping until interruption was a sure-fire way to be out of synch with the flow of the world around you.

Today was no different, though he was awake; he was still kind of in that lazy, lounge-y, morning mood. Not that he could really tell if

it was morning or not with his aviator glasses over where his eyes would be. The glasses didn’t obscure the “natural” radiance of the

girl who had just awkwardly entered, however. Her shyness somehow just making her colors more vibrant. He could only scowl a little in

distaste at the redhead, but kept his sight on her-if only to see how she’d react to the marred-faced twerp harassing her with a paper

[6:37:10 PM] Michelle: (( ALL THE SLOW. ALL OF IT. Types like syrup))
[6:37:21 PM] Hollikuru: Awwww Blank XD You so mean
[6:37:29 PM] Zazozaliad: are you sniping at the dm, blank
[6:37:34 PM] Banana Fo Fana: (( Pfff, Blank. ))
[6:37:59 PM] Michelle: (( The sky is blue, more at eleven. ))
[6:38:05 PM] Steph: (( WHAT NO WAY))
[6:38:34 PM] Banana Fo Fana: (( Well she /is/ a Fairest. sparkle sparkle blush desu [/shot] ))
[6:41:19 PM | Edited 6:41:53 PM] Hollikuru: (( /writing up Jun opinions on everybody else ))
[6:41:46 PM] Hollikuru: ((Jun is mean too ;3; ))
[6:41:47 PM] Zazozaliad: alright, when you guys are ready, i’ll rev up the plot.
[6:41:56 PM] Michelle: ((vroom vroom~)
[6:41:58 PM] Zazozaliad: so do your stuff now =>
[6:42:18 PM] Michelle: ((I think we’ve all placed ourselves in the scene, so~ =>))
[6:42:31 PM] Zazozaliad: ((mhm.))
[6:42:31 PM] Hollikuru: When Ban’s done :>
[6:42:34 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ I’m just typing now ;;; ]
[6:49:45 PM] Banana Fo Fana: The girl beamed at the boy’s smile and was quickly reassured about where she was. Before she could answer

the other man, though, a paper airplane had hit her right in the forehead. “Ow!” she yelped, not unlike a small puppy. “That hurt…”

She rubbed her forehead for a second or two before she remembered the man’s questions. She wasn’t quite comfortable with everybody in

the room, but in her opinion it was better to just focus on one person at a time, especially if the others in the room are less than

friendly. “Um… a doctor told me to come here. I don’t know where he is now, but… I /think/ I’m at the right place.”
[6:50:14 PM] Zazozaliad: adorable fairest~
[6:50:31 PM] Gaa: AND THEN JOHN FELL FOR THE DESU- i mean ))
[6:50:33 PM] Hollikuru: <33333333333> ))
[6:56:44 PM] Hollikuru: XD
[6:57:11 PM] Hollikuru: Jun is like that kid who’s outwardly polite and mature but inside HATES EVERYONE
[6:57:28 PM] Hollikuru: …me at age 14, sob
[6:57:33 PM] Steph: Syd is totally just as mature are you Jun, this is so true
[6:57:33 PM] Angelis Black: Thats me now
[6:57:41 PM] Banana Fo Fana: (( I can empathize with that POV, sob ))
[6:58:07 PM] Angelis Black: Mostly directed towards my customers, but still
[6:58:12 PM] Hollikuru: I’m trying to grow out of that attitude XD It ain’t fun and it ain’t helpful

[7:00:14 PM] Gaa:

John cast a sigh-filled look Syd’s way, but didn’t scold the kid at all. He was more fussing over the grumbling and frustratio mounting. Maybe it was because he was still wearing the nurse scrubs that he felt compelled to do something about it, but…

“Ah, you ran in to him then, Brasque, I mean. Do you know where he was, miss?” Pause. “I’m John Hancock- this is Syd. Several of us here are new, so welcome!”

[7:00:38 PM] Hollikuru: [[…was his name Braque or Brasque]]
[7:00:38 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ LMFAO JOHN HANCOCK ]
[7:00:44 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ Braque. ]
[7:00:52 PM] Gaa: ten seconds until he starts trying to fix people ))
[7:00:54 PM] Hollikuru: Ah, alright, I got confused briefly XD
[7:01:14 PM] Gaa: hey i like adding s’s where they dont belong >U ))

[7:01:36 PM] Steph:

Sydney hid a snicker behind his hands when the paper airplane made contact with the new girl’s forehead. He caught Jun’s look of disapproval (missing John’s in the process), and responded to Jun by sticking his tongue out at him mockingly. When John introduced him, he turned to look at the new girl with his tongue back in his mouth, and gave a half hearted wave of acknowledgement.

[7:01:39 PM] Steph: (( MORE S’S))
[7:02:05 PM] Hollikuru: [[ Syd you are such a brat it’s hilarious <3><3>:[
[8:49:52 PM] Hollikuru: if he’s john, and he’s team dad
[8:49:53 PM] Hollikuru: he’s papa john
[8:49:59 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ LMFAO ]
[8:50:03 PM] Michelle: ((delicious))
[8:50:06 PM] Steph: ((BEST. THING. EVER.))
[8:50:10 PM] Angelis Black: [Coincidence, we just ordered pizza from there]
[8:50:13 PM] Steph: (( SYD WILL NOW BEHAVE FOREVER.))

[8:51:04 PM] Michelle: He smirks a little, tipping his glasses so they hung off the edge of his ears as he held them. “…And the kid proves my point unwittingly~.” He says, more as another one of his side-comments, before adjusting accessory so it was fully back on,

[8:51:45 PM | Edited 8:56:10 PM] Zazozaliad: [Helen – “Well, then why don’t you just scurry to find him now? Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock.” Their thin fingers tap the chair’s armrest with each tick or tock, looking increasingly impatient.]

[Jun – “Testy, aren’t we!” They’re grinning at you, Jun. They think your frustration is funny…nigh, hilarious.]

[Sydney, Blank – At first the bulb looks vaguely offended, but doesn’t get a chance to respond before Blank and Syd start lobbing

insults back and forth. They seem to be enjoying listening to their banter, before John ends the verbal tussle.]

[Feriena – “We have /urgent/ business. He contacted me a day ago, and I’m here to continue our…talk.”]

[8:54:45 PM] Steph:

Sydney opened his mouth to probably lash out at Blank again (not that one could see it what with the sweater), but was quickly silenced by John’s disapproval, to whom he looked with confusion and indignance after lowering his sweater. “Ground me? How do you ground me when we don’t live anywhere?!” It was an honest question really, though he relented in ending the argument. The sooner they left to find the doctor, the sooner it would be gone at least.

[8:59:06 PM] Banana Fo Fana:
Helen leered at the the glowing person the same way she had mentally leered at the argument before. She made it a point not to associate herself with unpleasant people like them, so she didn’t even respond to his comment. The girl got up from her chair and moved closer to John. The man was still the one she was most comfortable speaking with, despite his previous outburst. Helen felt that she wasn’t acting childish enough for his scolding to apply to herself.

“Where do you think we should start looking, Mister Hancock?”
[8:59:18 PM] Angelis Black: [I’m being called to dinner, be back in a little bit]
[8:59:25 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ kk! ]
[8:59:39 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ And sob, these Fairests =w=;; ]
[9:00:04 PM] Zazozaliad: (spoiler: lightbulb’s a fairest. FAIRESTS IN GENERAL..)
[9:00:21 PM] Steph: ((DERN FAIRESTS))
[9:00:44 PM] Banana Fo Fana: ( Oh, so he’s a Bright One? )
[9:00:54 PM] Banana Fo Fana: ( Hollu \ o / )
[9:00:54 PM] Zazozaliad: (mhm.)
[9:02:04 PM] Hollikuru: sudden laptop shutdown
[9:02:05 PM] Hollikuru: augh
[9:02:06 PM] Steph: ((Gaa is in the middle of eating a very greasy taco and thus shall be a tad slow to respond))
[9:02:19 PM] Zazozaliad: nomnomnom
[9:02:26 PM] Banana Fo Fana: ( =‘< —and pffffft. )
[9:02:31 PM] Steph: ((“also inb4 perverted comments”))
[9:02:47 PM] Hollikuru: such little faith in our maturity, plus
[9:02:51 PM] Banana Fo Fana: ( As long as it wasn’t pink [/shot] )
[9:03:00 PM] Steph: (( ‘ey, she said it, not me >3>~ ))
[9:05:24 PM] Banana Fo Fana: ( Also, I don’t warrant Helen calling your characters “unpleasant” )
[9:05:51 PM] Hollikuru: afk
[9:05:55 PM] Banana Fo Fana: kk
[9:06:07 PM] Gaa: …Im wondering if I can do a Knowledge (Braque) check but this is not 3.5 ))
[9:06:15 PM] Zazozaliad: ..hee
[9:06:21 PM] Banana Fo Fana: brb
[9:06:29 PM] Zazozaliad: investigation might work, but i think that check sucks for you. lemme think~
[9:06:33 PM] Zazozaliad: got any contracts that might help?
[9:06:37 PM] Gaa: …hn
[9:06:45 PM] Zazozaliad: LEARN YOUR SPELLS
[9:07:43 PM] Zazozaliad:, would a tazer count as a firearm?
[9:07:46 PM] Gaa: well he could always ask a damn table. ))
[9:07:53 PM] Zazozaliad: ..yes. ask braque’s counter.
[9:07:58 PM] Zazozaliad: or his desk.
[9:08:09 PM] Steph: ((it could totally worrrkkkk))
[9:08:10 PM] Gaa: …dont tempt me ))
[9:08:14 PM] Michelle: Totally possible. ))
[9:08:14 PM] Zazozaliad: it would work!
[9:08:17 PM] Zazozaliad: do it
[9:08:21 PM] Zazozaliad: you are the changeling
[9:08:23 PM] Zazozaliad: be ridiculous
[9:08:24 PM] Steph: ((do it))
[9:08:57 PM] Zazozaliad: totally blank’s fault.
[9:09:00 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ back AND LOL ]
[9:09:11 PM] Gaa: …wait damn I cant I only got the firsst level in communion. B[ rrr gimme a sec)
[9:09:15 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ Bawww, Blank clawed a poor defenseless table? D; ]
[9:09:20 PM] Michelle: Nope. ))
[9:09:21 PM] Michelle: B] ))
[9:09:26 PM] Zazozaliad: nah, braque did, when blank pissed him off
[9:09:37 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ …sooooo INDIRECTLY Blank. ]
[9:09:39 PM] Hollikuru: back and bahahaha braque
[9:10:40 PM] Gaa: okay my contracts are not useful for this >:T; I might try investigtion anyway for the baws if possible ))
[9:11:07 PM] Zazozaliad: mk~
[9:11:24 PM] Gaa: Just one d10, right? I got a 7. ))
[9:11:33 PM] Zazozaliad: Thaat’s a failure, sadly.
[9:11:45 PM] Gaa: he is not sherlock hancock ))
[9:11:58 PM] Zazozaliad: wait wait lemme write it out
[9:12:03 PM] Steph: ((I would hope so ‘cause if the team dad did drugs that’d be a tad awkward))
[9:12:20 PM] Gaa: he can perscribe them B*] ))
[9:12:43 PM] Steph: (( /horrible role model/ ))
[9:12:49 PM] Banana Fo Fana: ( Helen will take some medicinal marijuana [/shot] )
[9:12:50 PM] Zazozaliad: —wait no~ john gets two rolls!
[9:12:57 PM] Zazozaliad: since he has wits four.
[9:12:59 PM] Zazozaliad: i think.
[9:13:23 PM] Zazozaliad:, nevermind just the one, i think the one dot just saves your from dramatic failure if you 1
[9:13:32 PM] Zazozaliad: dangit i need to learn this game
[9:13:39 PM] Michelle: its okay match =] ))
[9:13:42 PM] Steph: (( s’all good |B ))
[9:14:52 PM] Zazozaliad: [Despite your best (amateurish) efforts at investigation, the good doctor’s trail is indiscernable. Perhaps

there is some small misplaced detail that could give you lead, but from basic sleuthing alone you haven’t a clue.]
[9:14:56 PM] Zazozaliad: You know what time it is.
[9:15:01 PM] Zazozaliad: PERCEPTION TIME
[9:15:06 PM] Steph: FFFUUUUU
[9:15:21 PM] Zazozaliad: you’ve been here two days, you have a chance of noticing something off just from perception
[9:15:34 PM] Zazozaliad: Since John’s actively looking, he rolls first!
[9:16:20 PM] Banana Fo Fana: Teehee, I made you roll stuff.
[9:16:29 PM] Gaa: 10,6,9,9,8,5,9 ))
[9:16:43 PM] Zazozaliad: wow, didja reroll the ten?
[9:16:54 PM] Gaa: also my computer is laging s my browser might die cos \io am not losing that roll\ ))
[9:17:00 PM] Gaa: No
[9:17:20 PM] Zazozaliad: want me to roll it, since you’re lagging?
[9:17:29 PM] Gaa: please
[9:17:32 PM] Zazozaliad: 9.
[9:17:38 PM] Zazozaliad: ….dingdingding!
[9:17:43 PM] Steph: ((DAT ROLL))
[9:17:46 PM] Banana Fo Fana: \ o /
[9:18:00 PM] Zazozaliad: John just got the first EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS of the campaign!
[9:18:05 PM] Zazozaliad: ..i think.
[9:18:10 PM] Michelle: ((See~? Listening to blank’s obscure advice works! [/shot] —-Ohhh~~))
[9:18:24 PM] Gaa: …considering he has sight problems this is amusing that he percieves well ))
[9:18:34 PM] Zazozaliad: he can uh
[9:18:39 PM] Zazozaliad: sense the oddities
[9:18:39 PM] Angelis Black: back
[9:18:41 PM] Zazozaliad: in the grain of the wood
[9:18:43 PM] Banana Fo Fana: wb~
[9:18:44 PM] Zazozaliad: —welcome back!
[9:18:45 PM] Gaa: …
[9:18:46 PM] Gaa: yes
[9:18:51 PM] Steph: John has eagle visiiiooonnn
[9:18:53 PM] Gaa: he can read the rings of fate in the wood
[9:19:21 PM] Michelle: ((Its not seeing things, it’s understanding what you see~ ))
[9:19:51 PM] Angelis Black: [Indeed, so we’re trying to find the doctor?]
[9:20:05 PM] Zazozaliad: Yes. And John just aced it.
[9:20:28 PM] Zazozaliad: I’m writing what he picks up on now. GUY CAN’T INVESTIMAGATE, BUT HE CAN SURE SPOT THE DIFFERENCES IN ISPY~
[9:20:57 PM] Gaa: obvi he found waldo ))
[9:25:49 PM] Hollikuru: hello i’m back what did i miss
[9:25:53 PM] Hollikuru: /had to afk again
[9:26:02 PM] Michelle: Waldo king~ ))
[9:26:17 PM | Edited 9:26:26 PM] Banana Fo Fana: John is an I Spy master B)
[9:27:02 PM] Michelle: THERE updated sheet with allll the information on my blessings and contracts and merits and the like. ))
[9:30:09 PM] Zazozaliad: [ John – While looking at the ‘scene’ in context of ‘hm, where and why could he have gone’ doesn’t make

anything click at all, a more clinically minded sweep of the…clinic…turns up a slew of oddities. First off is the fact that there’s

a neat stack of paper turned to the clerk’s side of the counter, the top of the stack bearing a half finished sentence with a discarded

pencil nearby, the last letter of the sentence trailing off dramatically. The next is that the pistol Braque had mentioned he kept taped

under the counter was missing. The final out of place detail is that there’s a faint black glow issuing forth from that odd, crudely

carved symbol over the door. How didn’t you notice that before?!]
[9:31:00 PM] Gaa: NO MY BEAU D’; ))
[9:31:33 PM] Steph: ((when have dramatic trailoffs ever been a good sign))
[9:32:19 PM | Edited 9:32:48 PM] Zazozaliad: how no one noticed braque leaving: a) he has stealth dots. b) INVISIBLE FAILED PERCEPTION

CHECKS c) deus ex matchy-na
[9:32:44 PM] Banana Fo Fana: Pfffft, that last one.
[9:34:12 PM] Zazozaliad: <s>he only mentioned the pistol to john because they actually get along</s>
[9:34:28 PM] Angelis Black: thinks out loud You know, I did ask him to get in touch with the Summer Court for me. Perhaps that is

where he went? Or did one of you guys ask him to do something too? she says as she looks around [Can I roll for percep too, I was

[9:34:34 PM | Edited 9:34:51 PM] Banana Fo Fana: <s>Well they /are/ beaus.</s>
[9:34:49 PM] Zazozaliad: Sure!
[9:34:58 PM] Angelis Black: [what was the roll again?]
[9:35:00 PM] Steph: <s>and then from this point on it became a quest to find a lost love</s>
[9:35:01 PM] Zazozaliad: wits + composure
[9:35:28 PM] Angelis Black: 9,2,3,8
[9:36:26 PM] Zazozaliad: [The lightbulb perks up at this. "The Summer Court? Ah, perhaps this is why he sent for me… madame, /I/ am a

Summer Courtier." They stand, extend a hand and bow slightly in the most ridiculous gesture you’ve seen all day.]
[9:36:47 PM | Edited 9:37:05 PM] Zazozaliad: [You notice the weird symbol and the fact that’s it’s glowing black. That’s it, though.]
[9:39:23 PM] Gaa: “…I don’t know where to look. Give me a moment…” He put his hand to his chin, and began rustling through the good

doc’s belongings, now properly concerned. He tuned out the others after a while, and eventually found

allofthestuffmatchymentionedshutupImsavingtime. While he couldn’t put two and two together completely,he eventually properly returned to

the group with a serious look on his face. "I fear Braque may have had an unexpected incident come up. He seemed to’ve left abruptly,

and his weapon is missing." totes not telling what kind of weapon, thats private matter. “Plus…that.” And pointypointy at the symbol.

“I’m not sure what it all means, however.” [strike]point out the clues, have others investigate them, best plan[/strike]
[9:39:55 PM] Hollikuru: hi i’m totally here augh gotta jump in
[9:39:56 PM] Hollikuru: sob
[9:39:57 PM] Hollikuru: sorry guys
[9:40:00 PM] Zazozaliad: it’s okay~
[9:42:10 PM] Hollikuru: Jun frowned as he listened to John. “Do you think something might’ve happened to him, then?” Jun wouldn’t be

especially surprised, though he was beginning to get concerned. He approached the symbol that John had pointed out and studied it.

“What’s this?” He asked of no one in particular.
[9:43:08 PM] Steph: Sydney had focused on just not looking at the lightbulb, and when John pointed out the dark glowing symbol he looked

at it curiously. “Whoah..” He followed Jun without realizing it to get a closer look at the symbol. “Why’s it glowing?” Kind of cool

looking though. Though it was unlikely that it was a good thing.
[9:43:11 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [/sorry, was afk for bagels]
[9:43:31 PM] Zazozaliad: I need to draw this symbol : ? …. heychibiwannadesignitforme
[9:43:38 PM] Michelle: k ))
[9:43:42 PM] Angelis Black: shakes her hand and also bows, trying to be respectful. I guess I was right in thinking we had more in

common. I’m happy that you’re here. I assume he’s perhaps told you about me? In any case, I’ve heard of the summer court and

their…goals. I feel that I sympathize with them greatly. *she says, with obvious truth as her lust for fey blood had been radiating

out from her ever since she escaped.* I hope we can discuss this further.
[9:45:16 PM] Michelle: ((Tempted to call forshadowing. ICly. ))
[9:45:28 PM] Zazozaliad: do it. it’d be in character.
[9:45:35 PM] Zazozaliad: talecraftitup~
[9:48:55 PM] Banana Fo Fana: Helen’s eyes widened at the recent update on the missing doctor’s location. She then approached the symbol

and stood behind Jun and Syd, staring at it with curious intent.
[9:49:08 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ Apparently Helen has a bad habit of staring |B; ]
[9:49:25 PM] Michelle: Listening as John revealed what he had uncovered, he turned to fallow the pointing finger with his sight.

“…The sanctuary symbol is glowing.” That… That left him a little worried. The doctor runs off, apparently in a rush, and the thing that

had been pointed out to him in that little talk he and Braque had a couple nights before was glowing?

He frowned, rubbing at his mouth and nose a bit, before removing his glasses again.

“Damn-it, foreshadowing.” He was calling it right now. That talk the last night had been foreshadowing. “…I’d bet he’s off /keeping his

word/ or something right now.”
[9:49:37 PM] Zazozaliad: [Ignoring the little drama going on over Braque’s whereabouts, the Courtier focuses on Feriena. They give her

hand a firm, but not domineering shake before letting go and straightening up to their full height. While not impressively tall, the

living light is no dwarf. "Indeed. While Braque has provided me with a…minimum of information, I can see already you will make a fine

member of Thunder’s court. Introductions are in order. My name is Lee Bell."]
[9:50:26 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ Wow, even an androgynous name, lightbulb dude. ]
[9:50:35 PM] Zazozaliad: (( /tips hat))
[9:51:42 PM] Steph: “‘Sanctuary symbol’?” Sydney repeated, looking back a bit to look at Blank, for once not in a pissed off fashion.

“What’s that? Does it protect the place or something?”
[9:52:48 PM] Angelis Black: smiles I was called Feriena, it is a pleasure to meet you, and I can’t wait to get down to the fun. But

before that, we should probably find the doctor. she says as she turns to the others So, what do you think we’re dealing with?
[9:54:19 PM | Edited 9:57:28 PM] Zazozaliad: [Lee’s slight smile quickly turns to a frown when Feriena turns away, but they don’t press

the matter. “Indeed. I suppose he and I have things to discuss yet. I do wish you luck in the endeavor.” With that, Lee retakes their

[9:57:34 PM] Gaa: “Sanctuary symbol?” Repeat the third, but it was more mumbled to himself. "Keeping his word on what…? Did the two of

you discuss something, Blank?" Cue worried face. Well, as much as he can with his papery condition.
[10:00:35 PM] Zazozaliad: brb!
[10:00:40 PM] Banana Fo Fana: kk
[10:04:50 PM] Zazozaliad: [The symbol, for its part, continues to look infuriatingly mysterious, crude, and glowy. Glowey? …Either

way, it doesn’t…you know…talk to you or anything.

That would be insane.]
[10:05:00 PM] Zazozaliad: [Anyone have dots in occult?]
[10:05:03 PM] Michelle: “A plot hook.” He responded as he looked over his shoulder to Feriena for a moment, before turning his attention

to Sydney and John. “Yeah, we talked—/Blank/?” He tilted his head, and would have emoted his displeased confusion at the sudden

nickname. “Comon. You can do better than that. ‘Ken doll’ is more creative.”

Wait, he had to focus. Shaking his head to dismiss the title? Insult? he continued. “You don’t think someone like the doctor would let

people stay in his clinic for free out of the goodness of his heart, do you?”

He nodded his head at the glyph for a moment. “I don’t know the details, but that thing means he can’t kick us out for at least a couple

of weeks. And… There’s probably more to it. But… Whatever the case, it’s because he made some sorta deal that he’s stuck doing this. …

And that he’s the sort to keep his word.”

Blech, he was talking too much, it felt weird. He had the taste of exposition in his mouth, now.
[10:05:12 PM] Hollikuru: Oh, Jun has a dot in occult.
[10:05:46 PM] Hollikuru: also loooooool blank
[10:05:55 PM] Zazozaliad: Roll in, Jun!
[10:06:05 PM] Steph: eeewww exposition
[10:06:31 PM] Michelle: Taste like poor wriittiinnngg
[10:06:41 PM] Steph: eeewwwww
[10:07:05 PM] Zazozaliad: [Lee, over in their chair in the background, smirks. Ah, Braque’s infamous foolish promise~.]
[10:07:09 PM] Steph: (( /also Syd has two dots in occult if Jun has a fail))
[10:07:25 PM] Zazozaliad: You roll ‘em too =)
[10:07:29 PM] Hollikuru: hang on gotta open sheet again
[10:07:32 PM] Hollikuru: derp derp
[10:09:01 PM | Edited 10:09:06 PM] Zazozaliad: actually, if syd succeeds i can kinda fluff it nicely o3o
[10:09:09 PM] Hollikuru: one d10, yes?
[10:09:16 PM] Zazozaliad: yes.
[10:09:24 PM] Hollikuru: 8.
[10:11:57 PM] Zazozaliad: /pokes steph
[10:12:44 PM] Gaa: She just stumbled in ))
[10:12:53 PM] Zazozaliad: ah~
[10:12:55 PM] Steph: (( SORRY I WAS DOING NERDY THINGS))
[10:13:00 PM] Zazozaliad: it’s okay~!
[10:13:05 PM] Steph: 8, 9
[10:13:12 PM] Zazozaliad: woah nice
[10:13:19 PM] Zazozaliad: i am going to write you so much fluff
[10:13:24 PM] Steph: (( pffftttt XD ))
[10:16:44 PM] Zazozaliad: [Jun – The symbol is vaguely familiar – familiar in the way anything from the dreamlands of Arcadia can be.

Its shape isn’t the recognizable part, but rather its…feeling. This is the standard flown over places of peace, of different royal

faerie courts discussing the matters of their fantastic kingdoms without fear of ill repercussions. It calms you, but in the same moment

the dark aura spilling forth from it sets you on edge.]

[Sydney – This symbol is familiar – familiar in the way anything from the dreamlands of Arcadia can be. It was a rarity, in your

darkened wonderland – but a cherished one, a delicacy promising respite. While the symbol never took the same shape, even there, the

promise within it is the very same – “you may rest here.” The black aura haunting it is a transgression against such peace, an insulting

one – it instills in you an odd sense of indignance.]
[10:17:06 PM] Zazozaliad: i feel it
[10:17:10 PM] Zazozaliad: i feel the pretension
[10:17:20 PM] Zazozaliad: i am become hipster
[10:17:23 PM] Hollikuru: you’re a real changeling dm now
[10:17:47 PM] Steph: not the hipster oh god no /matchy come back to us/
[10:18:15 PM] Zazozaliad: i was always a hipster, man
i just burst free from my black glasses’d chrysalis
[10:19:48 PM] Michelle:
[10:19:56 PM] Michelle: ((Like that shape, match? ))
[10:20:09 PM] Zazozaliad: i like that =D
[10:20:10 PM] Michelle: ((Based off the hospital symbols. the red crosses and the like. + ))
[10:22:06 PM] Hollikuru: “Oh! I’ve seen this before.” Jun exclaimed. He recalled it being used in games where he’d have to negotiate

peacefully with his made-up enemies, created by him and his… “friends” in that other place. “But what’s it doing here?” He thought

out loud. He didn’t look at it much longer. He didn’t like reminiscing about his time in Arcadia, and this symbol especially made him

feel uncomfortable, despite it being a symbol of peace.
[10:24:08 PM] Steph: Syd took a minute to snicker at Blank’s reaction to the default name John gave him, but listening to him and

looking back at the symbol he realized how familiar it was. A good familiar for once. He realized it a moment or so later, and

indignation (an oh-so-natural feeling it seemed to be) was building once again. “It’s supposed to promise peace, but something’s wrong,”

he said, almost growling out the last part. "If something bad happened to Leatherface, then it’s like something’s threatening this

[10:24:35 PM] Zazozaliad: hehehehehehehehehehe.
[10:24:46 PM] Banana Fo Fana: Pfff, Leatherface.
[10:27:33 PM] Gaa: “…don’t call him that, Syd.” Flattest tone ever, despite his lack of response to Blank. "It doesn’t look…very

promising to me." But eh, what was he supposed to know. He sat on a desk for however many years. "I suppose this means we need to speed

up the search." And since he now had enough personal excuse to do it…time to read the trailed-off papers on the desk. He didn’t like

being nosy, but this was sort of serious biz now.
[10:28:17 PM] Gaa: hes gonna apologize so hardcore after this is done B’[;;; AAAH I TOUCHED YOUR THINGSSS ))
[10:28:25 PM] Michelle: ((First dnd game ever starts with a giant stack of paper, first changeling game starts with a giant stack of

[10:29:17 PM] Zazozaliad: [Sadly, the papers reveal no useful information – they’re patient records he was filling out, though a few of

them are about your group. Just basic observations, since he hasn’t had to treat any of you yet.]
[10:30:12 PM] Angelis Black: is curious about her own records, takes a look
[10:30:28 PM] Zazozaliad: pff snooping over john’s shoulder, are we?
[10:31:00 PM] Gaa: and then john sneezed cos hes totes allergic to cats [/no] ))
[10:32:54 PM] Michelle: “He ran off with the Chekhov’s Gun. What do you /think/ is happening?” He retorted to Sydney. Nothing good,

that’s for sure. Or well, if it were something good that’d be a pretty terrible narrative. A story needs conflict, after all. …Not that

blank-ken knew it was a /gun/. But a trope is a trope, and John had mentioned a weapon,and John was more of a main character than he

was, anyway… (The book was more of a main character than him, oi, his life.)
[10:33:15 PM] Michelle: (( Blank, in full story observer mode~ ))
[10:33:35 PM] Steph: ((blank i love you forever.))
[10:33:49 PM] Zazozaliad: [Feriena – your paper mostly contains a list of various measurements, only god knows how he got them, and a

few observations on physical health. There’s a specific section for whether you have parasites, funnily enough. And there’s an

additional note, done in the near illegible scrawl unique to doctors – "study felines more for future reference, have feeling will get

into trouble."]
[10:35:07 PM] Hollikuru: Jun was somewhat curious about what the doctor had written about him, but resisted looking. He didn’t want to

make it seem like he cared very much- It was probably basic stuff. Normal teenager, brown curly hair, very mature and considerate young

lad, whatever. He hadn’t had much of a chance to speak with the doctor privately, though he was beginning to suspect that the others

had. Perhaps he should ask them about what they’d learned… Sometime. Instead he listened to Blank’s (he quite liked the nickname)

exchange with Sydney.
“What are you talking about?” He asked, in a tone somewhere between derision and genuine curiosity.
[10:37:05 PM | Edited 10:37:35 PM] Gaa: When he felt Feriena over his shoulder, John simply passed her the file about herself, and in

short work, decided to just pass the others out their own individual files as well. It wasn’t as if he would be reading them or

anything. “…” He was actually paying awkward attention to Blank’s correct assessment of a gun, but there was no way the good doctor

had brought it up, right? “I don’t think there’s anything in these, but you’re all welcome to look.”
[10:39:59 PM] Steph: “What? He’s made of leather!” /He/ certainly didn’t see what was wrong with calling him that. When Syd looked back

at Blank he seemed to be confused by ’Chekhov’s Gun,’ but said nothing of it. "If you’re such a genius why don’t you figure out where he

went exactly?" Indignant frownpooouuuttt. “That symbol,” He added, looking at Jun. "It’s a magic-y kinda promise that means you can rest

wherever it is. The black glow means something’s threatening it."
[10:40:05 PM] Steph: ((he is the most eloquent with words))
[10:41:45 PM] Zazozaliad: [Helen – you…don’t have a file. Sorry. If it’s any consolation, he had a nearly blank sheet with vague

descriptions matching you on it.]
[10:42:11 PM] Michelle: ((IS MY SHEET BLANK LOL [/no]))
[10:42:13 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ Pfff, I figured. ]
[10:42:18 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ LOL ]
[10:42:32 PM] Steph: ((TROLOLOL |B ))
[10:42:45 PM] Angelis Black: Well, seems like my captivity did wonders for my bust size, thanks for having that specific measurment in

there, doesn’t make you creepy at all… Taller, faster, stronger, a hell of a lot stronger, but I already knew that… *she says with a

raised eyebrow and plenty of sarcasm.* No parasites, but I guess it’ll be a problem I have to watch out for now.
[10:43:05 PM] Banana Fo Fana: [ LMFAO, F-FERIENA ]
[10:44:00 PM] Zazozaliad: [Blank – your sheet has several angry scribbles on it, especially on the section for name. There’s a tiny note

under that blank saying “he tricked me out of getting a name! argh!” and most of the details are all very vague. "Nice hair, though.

..makes me kinda jealous." says the extra note at the bottom.]
[10:44:48 PM | Edited 10:44:53 PM] Zazozaliad: ((the doc’s just good at gauging measurements by eye, totes))
[10:45:07 PM] Hollikuru: Jun wasn’t going to look at his file, but since it had been handed to him, he was going to go ahead and take

a look. As he looked it over, he thought about what Syd had said. "I assumed as much. I hope the doctor is okay… John, you said he had

a weapon with him? What kind of weapon is it, exactly?"
[10:45:28 PM] Hollikuru: xD blank’s hair
[10:45:38 PM] Steph: DAT HAIR
[10:46:32 PM] Michelle: ((HAHAHA))
[10:46:45 PM] Michelle: ((Too bad blank’s not actually gonna look, but AHAHAHA ))
[10:47:42 PM] Gaa: “…a pistol, I believe.” He seemed sketchy on the details. "I don’t quite understand why a doctor would have to be

armed, but I wasn’t going to press him on it. I suppose I should have."
[10:47:56 PM] Michelle: “You don’t know what a chekov’s gun is?” Blank sighed, running a hand through his hair. Amateurs, all of them.

“Comon, you’re not that stupid, put the pieces together.”

“It’s a basic literary technique. You bring attention to something seemingly insignificant earlier, and it becomes important later on.

John said he had a weapon, and it’s now missing along with it’s wielder-“ He pursed his lips into a thin, closed line, and folded his

arms. He was so tired of Sydney’s little attitude. Well, no more exposition, then. Nope. No more.
[10:48:19 PM] Angelis Black: [brb, switching locations]
[10:48:23 PM] Hollikuru: ilu blank <3333>m gonna end session soon so that I can plot further developments (IE: leaving casa de braque) with

Jon, because his character features heavily in this arc =)