Wed Dec 11th, 2013 – 5pm. The cabal chews out Kratos for all the trouble he caused.
Thurs Dec 12th, 2013 – 9am. Pysnaut returns to Harvard to speak with Clint. Discovers he’s newly awakened and agrees to teach him magic. Clint reveals that he stole the mask and left in on his professor’s desk, a Dr. Benjamin Imes. Upon leaving Clint, Pysnaut is attacked by ghost hounds and is nearly killed. Thankfully, campus security shows up, distracting the ghosts long enough for Psynaut to use the disc of binding on them. They eventually fade away and security takes him to a hospital to recover from the attack.
11am. The cabal meets Miguel at the hospital who is discharged into their care. At the Sanctum, Zandra heals Miguel, then the group decides to see Dr. Imes about the mask but wait until the evening when they think he’ll be at home.
8pm. They discover the location of his house and everyone hides in twilight except for Oracle who walks up to the house and knocks on the door. Unfortunately, Dr. Imes is on his guard, what with all the ruckus happening on campus, and immediately dons the mask as he meets Benjamin. The mage gains power and uses it to dominate Oracle, making him pull out his gun and shoot himself in the head, which mortally wounds the Acanthus. The cabal desperately tries to save Oracle but their magical efforts from Twilight only serve to alert Dr. Imes to their presence. He then demands they exit Twilight, else he’ll kill Oracle.
As the cabal exits twilight, Pride materializes and is enraged, saying that Dr. Imes promised to kill Oracle in exchange for the mask. Suddenly, Dr. Imes is overtaken by another entity, the spirit of Adam, who promptly destroys the pride spirit. Then, using Dr. Imes’ body as a medium, he apologizes for everything that happened and fades away, leaving Dr. Imes unconscious.
Experience Rewards – Everyone gets the teamwork and role playing award.
Oracle (Benjamin Dole) – 44xp, 32Axp
Errapel (Dr David Smith) – 45xp, 32Axp
Storm Rider (Jason Miller) – 28xp, 32Axp
Psynaut (Miguel Rodriguez) – 47xp, 32Axp
Zandra (Samantha Tremaine) – 40xp, 32Axp
Kratos (Nick Bilisconi) – 44xp, 32Axp
Arcane XP (1)
The the Mask grants the user access to the Arcana of a dead mage but can also overwhelm the user with the dead mage’s spirit.