Infinity Offices

Here with ornate chairs set around a large circular wooden table, the Mages of the Infinity Chantry discuss the affairs of Magic.

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Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "How could you forget?" He grunts, "Weirdest damn thing I had ever seen. Still... all in all it wasn't a bad sort. Me and it... well, it doesn't matter." Shaking his head, "I wish I could tell you more but the fact is they did something to my head. I can't remember everything, but what I can tell you is that I know deep down inside of me that those things are dangerous. Not because of malice, but because of what they are."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): Well I think I was blocking him from my mind. And I haven't watched Rocky Horror Picture Show in years. *he leans his head on his fist leaning on the armrest of this chair regarding Holden thoughtfully* It almost sounds like something that I felt after I escaped the Umbra oh.... just a bit over a year ago now I think... I could be wrong, my mind was very muddled then too. I hermited myself inside the Chantry because I knew there were still strong spirit wards here. Except what I feared seemed to be spirits... Spirits that could look like ordinary people and drain their Magic... and that somehow I had pissed them off, but they had a taste for me by then.And like captain Hook's crocodile, I felt they were after the rest of me. I didn't dare leave the Chantry for months. I think I arrived before October... and Magi started returning at about the beginning of October. Luke and Rayne didn't show up until the middle of April. All that time I wouldn't leave. Luke looked after me then. He swore to protect me if he could convince me to leave the Chantry now and then. And he did... At least I think he did his best when he got me to go to a party for Beltane. I was tired of being scared. I knew I wouldn't be safe from those Spirits unless my Consor returned. He had been trapped in the Umbra along with me and we had gotten separated trying to get back home. So he wasn't with me then.But... *his brows furrow** Kevin found me again at that party. I've been safe ever since. Regardless of Luke's promise. *he waves a hand* Sorry to bore you with stories. I'm talking aloud trying to give context and keep it all straight in my head. I haven't quite been the same since the Umbra myself. If Luke is a threat or a Vampire of some kind, I haven't seen the signs. But I believe you Holden. I believe that you went through something terrible. If Luke is connected to it. He's suspect. What then do you propose be done to establish the threat he poses to us? How can we protect ourselves from the kind that took you?

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): ((color!))

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "No, don't be sorry. It almost sounds like what happened to me happened to you at one point too." He says, and rises to his feet. "First thing's first. We confirm what Ray said." He says with a resolute nod. "And if what Ray said is right... well then Luke will have the answers we're looking for."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): How do we do that? *he sits up and leans forward resting both elbows on the arm rests and leaning forward to rest his chin on them, brows bunched very seriously, his look calculating factors of truth spells or spirit sensing... Looking a little distant outwardly* And what will it mean if he is? Death? I don't think I could condone that, I hope you understand.

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "For chrissakes Jarrod," He says with an ugly expression. "Would you stop thinking like a Euthantos for a minute. We invited him into our home, treated him like one of us. Can't just kill the idiot. Besides, that would violate the code of Hermes. No, we run him off. Send him back to live with his own kind. Put some kind of ward on him to keep him from telling his people about us. That's what we do."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): *He sighs closing his eyes. His jaw clenches a little bit, but he relaxes again* I'm not suggesting we should. But that tended to be the way things were handled before. I didn't approve then either, but I didn't always get a say... people would just get killed on missions instead. *he sits back again unclasping his hands* So you are suggesting a geas.... A curse... I'm afraid if he leaves... Young Rayne will follow... She might not believe us. She loves him Holden.

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "Oh for cryin' out loud," He says with a shake of his head. "Of course she does... Well, kinda brings me back to my original idea. If it's true, and she loves him... then he's gotta tell her. I'd still like all the representatives to know. This isn't the kind of secret we should be keeping from the Chantry."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): *his brows Furrow* Why? She knows he's Spirit Ridden, I've told her. We can tell the rest of the Chantry he's Spirit Ridden for all the good it will do. What the real core of the issue to me seems to be how to determine that he's one of the malevolent Spirit Ridden. That he's engaging in this Parasitic activity you suggest. He needs to be caught at it then don't we? You can accuse me of thinking like a Thanotic, but call it habit. We're very careful considering and judging someone's sin and guilt before any notion of justice is dealt out. Otherwise the Sin is on our soul and collects Jhor. And Euthanatos are not the only ones who can collect Jhor. I must be vigilant that none of the rest of you do either.

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "Well I'm not playing peeping tom on them," He pipes up loudly. "Nuh-uh. No how, no way. You can if you want. Me? I'll confront Luke Man-o too.. long haired freak. Give him a chance to explain himself."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): *He looks throughtful and shrugs* We could still throw a Geas on him if someone has the Spheres... I know Eirlys can if I contact her. She's claimed as much talent. What if we bound him to Not harm anyone in the Chantry or the Chantry itself... He promised as much along with Rayne when they arrived when I demanded their word of secrecy... Perhaps we could enforce that. It's so hard to find Custoi that can work with Magi and are willing to lay their lives down for the Chantry. What if he was oathbound not to be a threat? I mean, we'd still need to determine if he is one of those that would be a threat, but if he is, wouldn't that render him powerless to act against us or our home?

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "Sounds like a plan. An Oath binding will do the trick. I doubt I'll ever trust the idiot. But I respect what an Oath can do."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): I hardly trust you, *he smirks* But I can still respect you. Talk to him if you feel it's necessary. I can hardly stand the kid myself, but he's had a positive effect on Rayne from the moment they arrived here. And for all his bumbling idiocy he's been trying to help people. He got her off the hard drugs. He helps manage Nick's pot plants. He even got me to leave the chantry, and if I hadn't I might not have found my Consor again. Not that the Chantry was ever kind to Kevin as a Spirit Ridden when he assisted me and my Tradition here all those years ago. All of that must count for something.... Unless it's proven to be all just a clever ruse. Still, as a Euthanatos, I'm going to need proof. Is it possible to tell if our Node has been affected by him? By his particular resonance?

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "By his need to feed off of it. It's something that Fae and Spirits have in common. They consume the magical energy like it's food. In the instances where they don't have a node they steal it from people. Remember when I said that I got used like a battery? Well that's what I meant."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): Hmmm Do you think you could scan Rayne and find if she's been drained. Or perhaps check the Node for this drain? I don't believe I ever experienced what you have. The spirits that were after me, I have the feeling they only got a taste of my Magic, not much, but enough to know my.... flavor so to speak. Since you know what it's like to be drained... perhaps you can recognize the signs. If we can find that we'll have our proof. I'm afraid wouldn't know what I would be scanning for. The magic of the Spirit Ridden is elusive. I'm much more familiar with Undead Vampires than Psychic ones.

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "I can do that." He says with a firm nod. "Been meaning to show her a few things anyhow. It'll be a good excuse to perform the scan."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): *Jarrod nods and stands, offering out a hand* Verywell then. Ah... I'll understand if you don't shake... *he awkwardly closes his fist for a different gesture* What's the term these days? Fake punch?

Holden (Glassbone bani Verditius): "Who knows," He shrugs. Lifting an open palm to his forhead he gives Jarrod a salute. "We'll figure this all out. Make sure it all turns out okay. Have a good night Jarrod."

Jarrod of Usher (Whisper in the Chaos): *He salutes back. But he was never military, that much is clear. h=He uses his left hand.* Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I'm sure we can settle this so that any threat is negated. Sleep well Holden... and may you walk in Light. *He watches him leave the room and collects his journal and papers to go back to trying to sort archives, and of course write up his journal entry of their meeting.*

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The Infinity Chantry (0)
This proud Victorian-style manor stands in the city's residential area. No one knows it's exact location as the manor seems to find those it deems worthy of entry rather than the other way around. Past the wrought metal gates a stone path threads its way up to the wooden porch and the house's main door. A sign reads "Infinity Club: Members Only". On the gate itself, a "Wet Paint" sign "coincidentally" turns aside those with only casual interest in the structure. Stepping inside brings one into the mansion's entry hall, which has been converted into a small club. A scattering of tables, chairs and couches offer places to relax and talk, while a well-stocked bar, a jukebox and a dartboard offer other distractions. Beyond them all a number of warded doorways and staircases lead deeper into the manor proper. (Tradition Magi and Allies only)

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