Windy City Blues

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While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

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One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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Characters Made

On Sunday June 12th we had the first session city and character creation. Looks like we’ll have a wizard, a were-wolf, A Emissary of a dragon,A polish water spirit, and a unknown blob.

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1st Session

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Our band of heroes was hired to guard Geraldine at a party held by the Red Court at the The Green Mill. She was hired to use her emotion powers on the party to test the willpower of the vampires.
The Party is being held to celebrate the arrival in Chicago of the Red Court Champions, The Lady, The Priest, The Texan, The Brit. They are mortals the Red Court has trained with the Novel Dracula to hunt Black Court. Bets are being taken who will get a master first, as well as how many lesser Black Court. There is even side bets about how many “innocents” will get hurt.
Everything went bad when she sang a song full of lust, four of the vampires lost control and rushed the stage. Two of them managed to get control again and stop the other two kept going. The shadows went crazy, one vampire ended up boxing his own shadow, the other is bound by bands of water. A shield of pure sound hovers in the air between the vampires and the stage.
How will It all End? Who will Survive?

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2nd Session

C-comedy
A-Adventure
M-Marek
E-Excitement
L-Ligar
S- Shadows

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The party ended shortly after the red court were subdued. The bold heroes escorted Geraldine to her Elven guards. Then went out for some much needed relaxation. After waking up on the early side of noon the next day, Darian Rockerfeller Prentice got a telegram saying that the Texan had manage to kill 4 Renfelds, and 26 innocents. Timothy Bellock quickly learned that a funeral home in a polish neighborhood had been destroyed by an explosion early in the morning. His contact also said that a man drove from the site with a backseat full of dynamite. Marek was able to learn that the funeral home had been running a still in the basement, and the locals were just waiting for it go horribly wrong……. Timothy Bellock contacts managed to track the Texan down to the Lexington Hotel. Which is the current Capone headquarters. Timothy Bellockand Darian Rockerfeller Prentice have the bellman call up and ask him to come down, when he refuses they go upstairs to his room. After knocking on the door and threatening, they pick the lock and open the door. To meet the shotgun rigged to the door. Darian takes the shot without flinching while Bellock dived for safety. Bellock went in to search the room, while Darian stayed outside. Bellock eventually found the texas waiting for him on the fire excape, after convincing the Texan that he wasn’t a vampire, The texan had him get into his car and was taking him away. When again it went all wrong, Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine cast a spell which popped the tire on the car, which then careened into a pole, which set off the dynamite in the back seat. Bellock was thrown through the window and into a dress shop. The Texan was killed…..
The group then got together at Deamon’s where Capone’s guys found them and asked about the shots and the explosion. After being convinced that it didn’t have anything to do with the outfit they left. Bellocks contacts came through again and let him know that a Polish Priest had arrived on a private plane and brought cases of guns.
Bellocks insulting of the priest almost led to a fight when Marek stood up for his beloved church and her priests.

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3rd Session

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After a relaxing morning in Chicago, everything went crazy. Ariel Vonavich got a call from her boss, telling her to find Nero’s Fiddle, and to kill Herman Floyd who’s been bragging that he killed a dragon. Darian Rockerfeller Prentice was called and told that he was not the hunted, that Herman Floyd would kill him as a beast or a man. The were panthers also visited with Darian asking him to look into the death of one of their own. The were panther had been killed and skinned, magic had been used to keep him in were panther form. Marek found out that Father Stanislaus was at the Holy Name Cathedral, he stayed there all day hoping to learn about the father. Stanislaus called Dashing Douglas Dresden and asked to meet with him. At the meeting he told Dresden that he had an agreement with the wardens that he would tell the nearest white council member that he was in town. Since Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine was under the weather. Dresden was the closest to a white council wizard he could reach. He told Dresden that he no longer qualified for membership in the white council since he’d give up his coin. Once Dresden left the father departed the church with Marek following. Father Stanislaus went to Union Stockyard and meet with Fredrick Craiovesti.
Meanwhile Ariel, Dresden, and Darian had their dear friend Timothy Bellock find out anything he could about Herman Floyd. It was revealed that Herman Floyd was really Adelhard Adler a German sniper who’d come to the U.S. after the war. Ariel then dragged everyone off to the museums to do some research on Nero’s fiddle. After leaving the museum Ariel was shot in the chest by a sniper. The Sniper got away by entering the Never Never from the top of a building. The only description was that he had a large head.
Dashing Douglas Dresden used a ritual on the bullet to track it back to the gun that fired it. This led them to Volo Bog north of Chicago. Marek then told them that he’d meet a Wendish demi god once called Ipabog, who was a hunter and had a really large head. Marek then went into the water to follow the trail. The eventually found a camp site where the magic said the gun was. Darian transformed for the first time around everyone into his 900lb ligar form. A helpful willow-wisp told Marek that no one was in the camp, but that a guy was hiding over in some bushes over there. He also told Marek that there was a bomb in the tent. Dresden used his shadow to pull the tent down causing an explosion. From the darkness an arrow took Darian in the side, Ariel fired off her pistol lighting the night again with flame. While Marek swam closer.

What will Happen? Will our Heroes Triumph?

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4th Session
The Battle Rages

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We rejoin our story with the battle already in progress. With blasts of fire, and shadows twirling. Herman and Darian Rockerfeller Prentice fight in the ankle deep waters. With two bolts sticking out of him Darian goes down with a long slash to this side, falls into the lagoon and begins to drown. Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine summons air to lift Darian out of the lake and carry him to his side on the path. Herman flees to the Never Never away from the wrath of Ariel Vonavich and Dashing Douglas Dresden. Once they have his doctor check in on Darian, Ariel stands guard. Daemon and Marek go to talk to Father Stanislaus. They confirm that Daemon will vouch that he checked in should the Wardens ask. Stanislaus confirms that the church sent him here to clean up the vampire problem. That with all the problems from the mob the faithful of Chicago shouldn’t have to worry about the vampires. Daemon also noticed that the north side mob had a goon following him around So he went down to a local club and spent the night there. The next morning Darian got a message that Herman wanted to meet all of them at the Diner in the Masonic Temple Building for breakfast. Everyone headed down to the Diner, Deamon and Douglas looking a little worse for wear as they hadn’t gotten to bed yet. Herman let them know that it wasn’t personal he was just doing what his father told him to do. That his taking of a piece of Darian’s ear was his trophy and that he had proven that he was the better hunter. He gave Darian the name of his man in New York if Darian ever wishes to challenge him. He told Ariel that any time she likes she can try to take him. He gloated Quite a bit over the breakfast. Darian did ask him about the were panthers. Herman said that he hadn’t hunted any here, that Darian was his only target. He did point them to another immortal who is the son of Berstuk. That he does like to kill were’s and take their skins.

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5th Session
Orchid Party

The City was rocked today by a fire at a Butcher shop near the stockyards, as well as a drive by shooting at a downtown store. Luckily no one was harmed in the shooting but several expensive dresses were ruined. When Dashing Douglas Dresden, and Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine woke up they found their steps covered in garlic and water, unknown at this time who the crazed vandal is. Ariel Vonavich and Darian Rockerfeller Prentice manage to find out that Blanche Hearst is a avid collector of occult Roman artifacts and if anyone in Chicago has information about the fiddle it would be her. They both also just happen to have an invite to her charity dinner for the Orchid Society tomorrow night. Deamon talking to some of his white council contacts learns that Nero did have a pet sorcerer who was a master of fire magic. When the wardens killed him some of his things did go missing. Talking to Kroch, Deamon also found out that Blanche is the top buyer of Roman artifacts, and has been suckered into buying many fakes. She does have a few authentic ones though, a bed that Caligula slept in, and the sword of Aulus that protects the bearer from magic.
Everyone made preparations for the big party, whether it was buying a nice suit, or mediating to focus their power. As they arrived at the party they found out it was an outdoor affair on her estate, near what looks like an authentic roman bathhouse. They quickly noticed that the fires burning around the party could form a circle if someone powered it up. The place was absolutely crawling with orchids of every shape and fragrance. The average age of the people in attendance at the party is around fifty so the group had no chance of just blending in and observing. They were accosted by a chatty grandma who was sure Dresden was a friend of her grandchild. Ariel was surrounded by many old men wishing to chat with such a lovely lady. Darian chatted with Marion Davies the film star, and mistress of William Randolph Hearst.

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6th Session
The Society

MUSIC: J-E-L-L-O (SUNG)

ANNOUNCER: Jell-O, in those six delicious flavors, Jell-O puddings for old-fashioned homemade goodness bring you The Society

As the party continues Darian Rockerfeller Prentice is approached by a servant and brought to a secret door in the basement. Inside sits some of the richest people in the world. They tell him that a Rockefeller is always welcome in The Society. They have a potion that will grant eternal life but it must be drunk once a year, Darian’s great grandfather is the one who found the recipe. It is discussed that Blanche provides dragon bone, Kazim provides diamonds. The other ingredients aren’t discussed. Darian agrees to join and drinks the potion. They continue to discuss that the wizard who creates the potion for them Servius Calpurnius Scipio is requiring more every year, so they need to find a wizard not associated with the white council to make the potion for them. They also discuss that Servius has her yacht and they have no idea what he does with the other part of his payment. Also that Blanche has decided that this is the last year she will take the potion, she is not well and wishes to die. Her Daughter will take her place.
With Darian missing Dashing Douglas Dresden sneaks around the house and manages to find the hidden room, but no idea how to open it. Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine investigates the bathhouse finding that it is heavily warded.
Darian does ask about Nero’s Fiddle Blanche said that she gave it to Servius and that he gave it to his boss Julich Kleve Berg. So it would seem that the black court vampires have the relic.
When Darian returns to the party something about him almost drives Ariel Vonavich to kill him. She manages to restrain herself and leaves the party. Everyone is starting to get headaches so they all leave the party and head back to town. Ariel gets contacted by Ferrovax, something at the party was interfering with his ability to contact her, he is not happy and wants her to find out what is going on. Ariel gets Daemon to look at Darian and figure out why he stinks of death. Daemon asks Darian for permission and opens his third eye. He sees a powerful ligar with scales under the fur restrained by the magic of Africa.
Darian is then visited by Sahebzada Mir Kazim Ali Khan Hasmat Jah, who wants his help in getting the book away from Blanche and her daughter and giving power of the Society back to the men where it belongs. He also warns Darian that there are other members who weren’t there when he arrived and that they will also be looking to speak to the new member.
Daemon also agreed to the favor required by Huskisson, So Huskisson frees the fae that the Queen requires. Daemon should he hear of Huskisson’s death he will buy a ticket on any train going at least a hundred miles away, and then give the ticket to the conductor. Dresden is also warned in a note to keep his head down the queen is coming.

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7th Session
Death of a Master

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Darian Rockerfeller Prentice meets another member of the Society this time its something unexpected a liberated woman, Louisa d’Andelot Carpenter, she’s an heiress of the DuPont family, she can shoot, fly a plane, and loves jazz. She want’s Darian to hold off on causing any trouble in the Society until after Blanche passes on.

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Ariel Vonavich arranged for a meeting with Julich Kleve Berg to discuss the fiddle, he agrees to meet her on neutral ground.Marek got a message from Father Stanislaus that they were ready for an attack on the black court and would like his help as back up. They then head to the Masonic temple. When Julich arrives in this hearse they strike. With snipers on the buildings, shooting blessed wooden bullets. Then Stanislaus sends one of the priests armed with St. Elmo’s fire. Ariel tries to protect Julich but the fire burns her and she quickly falls to the flames. Marak in an act of kindness sends some water to wash her away from the rest of the fight. The car starts to burn but Julich is protected by his magic, Until Stanislaus covers him in a rosary net. They then surround the car with a circle. Stanislaus then calls down the fist of god and Julich dies in a fiery explosion contained in the circle. Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine arrives just in the nick of time to place Ariel in a cab and send her to her doctor. He also manages to protect the neutral ground with a wall of sound. The wards placed to hide the battle fade and all that is left the burning remains of a car on the street. Stanislaus and Marak return to the church to rest and hide. With all their relics used it will take time before they are ready again to face the Court. This is the spark that begins the full fledged Vampire War in Chicago. One Champion has yet to reveal himself, two are dead and one has managed to kill the most powerful black court in Chicago. The Red court appears to be about to take over….

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8th Session
Vampire War

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The scene is the estate of Blanche Hearst, The time – middle of the night in late May

The Vampires continue to sweep the grounds, while their gangsters continue to surround the ancient roman bathhouse. Then everything changes as Dashing Douglas Dresden leaps the wall and disappears into the trees quicker then the eye can follow. Darian Rockerfeller Prentice,Ariel Vonavich, Daemon Chaosti Harper Blaine rush head long up the driveway and into the house. Marek watches from the lake and notices that underwater there is a strange booming, almost like a drum. The Gangsters then open up on the bathhouse not knowing that their bullets are managing to destroy the ward that protects the building. Several Vampires looking like giant bats, leave the trees and storm into the house after Darian and company. Dashing Douglas casts a spell throwing confusing shadows over the lawn, he then uses the shadows to grab the gangsters guns and throw them toward the lake. In the house Darian goes full ligar, and attacks a vampire exchanging claw swipes with the bat thing. Ariel opens up with her muff pistol of fire, burning the same bat Darian is fighting with her dragon flame. Daemon blasts the faces off of two of the bat things with a spell of pure sunlight. Dashing Douglas rushes out onto the lawn as the Wards finally drop and the Vampires rush into the bathhouse. Dashing Douglas casts a spell making one of the vampires fight his own shadow. Marek investigating underwater notices that the yacht at the dock has been covered in human bones. He also sees a large pipe leading into the bathhouse. The pipe is currently full of zombies walking toward the bathhouse. When the zombies get into the bathhouse they wait at the bottom of a large pool, till Blanche Hearst with her sword strapped on her back swims down to them. They then lead her out to the yacht, which she enters through an underwater pool.
Back above ground, Darian, Ariel, and Daemon manage to finish off the vampires in the house. Douglas has now got two vampires fighting their own shadows as they try to kill him. With flashes of fire the vampires that managed to enter the bathhouse die from Servius Calpurnius Scipio magic. This is when new players enter the battle, coming out of the shadows two black court vampires cast spells at Dashing Douglas and the Vampires he is fighting, they try to suck the life out of Dresden and pepper the whole area with flying bone shards, taking out all the remaining gangsters who’d just now managed to find their guns. Two larger bats then fly over the wall, one of them heads straight for the black court, the other flies into the bathhouse.

As Marek raises a mist to protect the yacht. We pause till the next exciting episode.

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