Our cast of characters:
Dylan Eldridge – Teenage Wiz kid
Professor Ray King – Soldier of God
Sean Hastings – Half breed warden
Tyrone Mayfield – Werewolf on the Rise
Having defeated the wendigo of Summit avenue, one Paul Carlson, a dilettante and would be adventurer who made a bad deal with the supernatural to survive being lost in the Canadian Arctic during the winter, and Ray having survived an unproductive round of threats and posturing between he and Martha Griggs, invites the gang for a meal at the Blue Door Jazz Cafe so they can debrief and relieve some stress.
As it happens the Blue Door is neutral ground in all conflicts supernatural, and frequented by more than a few changelings, white court vampires and shapeshifters of various types, as well as mortal practitioners of magic of various traditions, in other words not a bad place to talk shop.
This all is going well and good until the food arrives and an old acquaintance, or more accurately, foe of Sean is their server. The woman is Elisabeta or as she goes by now, Lizzie. Lizzie is a witch born in Czarist Russia who Sean had been given orders to apprehend for trial for violating the Laws Of Magic established by the White Council. This was in the 1600s and Lizzie not wanting to lose her head, imprisoned Sean and inadvertently herself in some wooden dolls. That is until both managed to be freed from their respective dolls.
Lizzie in a panic tosses the tray of food at Sean and bolts for the door, Tyrone being helped along by his wolf side gives chase along with Ray and Sean. Lizzie fleet of foot makes a good show of trying to escape but is subdued, and after some threats by Sean and some promises by Ray, the lot of them go back to the Blue Door to for an audience with Valentine the owner and house chanteuse. She also happens to be one of the oldest supernatural beings in North America. After more threats and and counter offers, Ray offers Lizzie sanctuary at the Basilica while Sean consults with the White Councils on Lizzie’s fate.
With the Lizzie situation settled and Dylan opting to leave before the dust settled Tyrone goes back to First Avenue to get ready for the evening’s show, where he meets up with Dylan a bit later to discuss a business opportunity to market a new energy drink. The two agree to move forward with their plans to hire a professional to do the ad campaign.
After the weekend Tyrone and Dylan meet with Nanse Wilkins at First Ave to do a sampling of the product and to spit ball some strategies.
While this meeting is going on Gunderon Construction is finishing their project at the bar and Big Wally is coming to make a third offer to merge packs before he takes things to a more physical level. Big Wally calls Tyrone down for a chat leaving Dylan and Nanse to go over financials for the beverage company. The universe has other plans for Dylan. He goes into a seizure and has a vision of wolves, a shattering whiskey bottle and gun shots.
Meanwhile, Big Wally lays on the threats and his crew surround the two as they argue. Wally gives away that there is a threat coming from the north, and he sees Minneapolis and St Paul as their only real solution to that danger. Just then Dylan staggers down the stairs, and try to get Tyrone’s attention the sound of breaking glass and the rapport of a .45 drown his shouts out.
One of the wolves drops to the ground dead, and quickly morphs into a human being bleeding out over the checker board dance floor. At the far end of the club, Steve the owner, mobster Leo Marcone, and Vinny Argenti Leo’s body guard. Vinny is holding a smoking .45 and mumbling about how much he hates dogs, and all three men stand in a puddle of broken glass and whiskey. The wolves make a break for the door.
The sound proofing of the club hides the gunshot well enough, even the VIP lounge baffles the sound well enough that Ms. Wilkins buys dylans story of a construction crew mishap, Dylan stalls for time going over more financials and marketing ideas while Vinny cleans the mess, Steve quietly breaks down in the corner and the rest debate just what was, and was not seen in the last few moments. Marcone knows what he saw no matter how many times Tyrone and Wally insist that there were no wolves and that Vinny is off his nut!
Dylan also wants to know what happened, and an explanation of what he saw. Tyrone shows him the wolf, and eventually takes him back to the Blue Door to chat with Valentine about the truth of the world and his place in it. Valentine gives him the Cliff Notes version of whats out there and suggests he is more a part of the supernatural world than the mundane, and sketches him the rune that marks him, but only those looking with “The Sight”. With that Dylan and Tyrone are off to explore a local magic book shop, where he purchases several tomes to aid his study.