The Dresden Files: I fought the law part 2

Posted: June 3, 2015 in Dresden Files RPG, Table Top Gaming
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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

Things are a foot on the campus of UST. Ray King has been taken into custody as a material witness in the murder of Paul Carlson, and is brought downtown by Detective Cameron Baker of the St Paul PD homicide unit.

Meanwhile SSCAD+Presents+aTVfest+Day+3+-8QE2hk4bUllean is visited by members of the White Council, including the current Blackstaff Ebenezer McCoy to discuss the fate of Lizabeta aka Lizzie who is now under the protection of sanctuary in the Minneapolis basilica.

The wizards tell Sean that Lizzie had been manipulated by Sean’s mentor, Wells Locksley, in the 1600s to break the laws of magic for his personal gain. She thought she was acting under special dispensation from who she thought was the Blackstaff of the White Council.

After Sean’s disappearance Locksley’s plots were discovered and he fled the justice of the Council, successfully. The Council thinks there is a reasonable chance Locksley is still alive. They assign Sean to find him, and are willing do give Lizzie amnesty if she assists.

Sean having heard Ray was taken in enlists Tyrone and Dylan to assist him after Lizzie accepts the Council’s offer.

Lizzie as it happens ad managed to tuck away a piece of Locksley’s hair in case he came after her, and luckily it survived preserved and intact but with Lizzie in her doll.

The two practitioners make a circle in Dylan’s recently acquired brewery and do a tracking spell to find the renegade wizard. The ritual is a success, Locksley is found but according to the spell he is in Sri Lanka.

Back at City lockup after cooling his jets in holding and with council from the church at his side Ray and Baker have a contest of wills over what happened on Summit avenue at the Carlson estate a few days prior.

Baker let’s it be known that the brass are hot to put him away, and the legal hit squad from the church make her think they could be right.

Ray eventually makes a leap of faith to show Baker what’s really going on, and the two eventually make their way to the basilica.

Back in the brewery Sean is has decided that Locksley is to far afield to be gone after, Lizzie with her neck literally on the line has an idea, The Mayor of Dinkytown might solve their problem. He might do it for just a song, quite literally just a song.

The group makes their way to Dinkytown. Going down the alley past Magus Books where the owner waves a friendly hello to Dylan, and receives a withering look from Lizzie. They go further taking the stairs to the railroad tracks and the Mayor’s court.
urban_pixies_2_by_jinksa-d6gm58mAfter beckoning, his lordship he arrives riding his trusty rat. The Mayor is a wee pixie on a large rat. After some negotiations the Mayor agrees to grant passage via the Never-never to Sri Lanka, for a song that satisfies him.

The Mayor gives Tyrone an iridescent purple saxophone, and the quartet preform a mix of traditional Native American mixed with Jazz and a hint or two of Russia folk music that brings the pixies of Dinkytown to their feet. The Mayor opens the portal and tells Tyrone to play a song to reopen the portal for home when their task is complete.

At the basilica Ray takes detective Baker to a subbasement where a priest and a nun stand watch over a cell with what appears to be a young woman, but is soon revealed by Ray to be a Black Court Vampire. Ray’s cross and faith backing it into a corner it tries to dominate Baker, but she resists resealing the creature’s cell.

Ray and Baker then have a chat about what is behind the veil and the nature of reality, and come up with a solution to the Carlson murder that works with the evidence at hand. Carlson was a serial killer and one of his victims had turned the tables and fled.

Father Christos interrupts letting Ray know Sean had taken Lizzie from the building with her consent, but he had an acolyte trail them to Dinkytown, just outside of Magus Books.

On the other side of the portal the tropical heat and humidity hit the quartet like a sack of bricks. The scene the step into is no less jarring.

They emerge in the center guerrilla camp, or the remnants of one. Shell casings and mangled bodies litter the ground as do the collapsed tents of the soldiers who until recently occupied them.

They track the source of the carnage to swaths of broken foliage cut through the jungle by something huge and hulking. They also find a lone survivor.

She is injured and like the other casualties wearing the uniform of the LTTE, the Tamil Tigers. The woman, Lakshmi, is an officer, a captain in the LTTE.

She is a bit Leary of a band of Americans stumbling through the heart of the jungle, but shares that her brigade was attacked by cobras the size of elephants, and a crazed Englishman. She also fears they are still being hunted.

Soon enough her fears are realized. One of the massive snakes attacks. Sean and Tyrone.  In a flash of ax heads, fists and ice magic the  snake is dispatched, and the band get ready to make the trek to the abandoned Buddhist temple where Locksley is living.

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