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-Third synopsis of events in the [[dark_conspiracy:​chicago_-_a_cold_wind_blows]] campaign since play moved to Discord in Sep 2017:+Third synopsis of events in the [[Chicago ​a Cold Wind Blows#​synopses|Chicago - a Cold Wind Blows]] campaign since play moved to Discord in Sep 2017 through Dec 2018:
  
-====== Resolution of First Visit to Volo Farm ======+===== Resolution of First Visit to Volo Farm =====
    
-Mai has shot Ike after they'​ve rescued Faith from the grip of the Fauth at the pond. The team decides to retreat, to get the kids (including the metal bosy) away and come back another time. Sinclair sets Brittany on fire with a Molotov, but is scared off by Mai. They fix the van (had bad gas from Brady'​s gas station), and head down the road only to find that Brady has blocked it with a felled tree. They turn around and arrive at a flooded intersection. They sense that some of the roads lead to otherworlds. They pick the road that keeps them in their world, and head to Chicago. The kids are dropped off at a motel, and everybody else returns to base. Snapshot is dispatched to the motel to treat Ike's injury.+Mai has shot Ike after they'​ve rescued Faith from the grip of the Fauth at the pond. The team decides to retreat, to get the kids (including the metal bosy) away and come back another time. 
  
-====== Shootout at the Abandoned Facility ======+Sinclair sets Brittany on fire with a Molotov, but is scared off by Mai. 
  
-At the basethey discuss potentially killing Belial ​and/or Sahashradala and how this might be accomplished. Ezra proposes moving ​to an alternate Earth where things are betterAn ambush is set for Belial ​at the lot of an abandoned industrial facilityThe Book of the Sanguine Night is offered as baitBelial, Nina and Montgomery arrive with Victor Daleschenko (Rosa'​s boyfriend from the CCEHV) ​in their car. After chit-chatEzra notices Nina's eyes change when she entrances Victor, revealing her to be a snake person+They fix the van (had bad gas from Brady'​s gas station), and head down the road only to find that Brady has blocked it with a felled treeThey turn around and arrive ​at a flooded intersectionThey sense that some of the roads lead to otherworldsThey pick the road that keeps them in their worldand head to Chicago
  
-Another car arrives with Ariel Tamanaka and Brenna Youngblood who have heard about the book being exchanged, and wanting it. Brenna uses her TK to grab the book, at which point Ezra sets off it's booby-trap. A vortex starts, and Ariel thinks quick and tosses the book to Belial. He, Nina and Montgomery are sucked into the portal (which presumably leads to the Dimension of the Black Chamber). Ariel detects Ezra, and everybody opens fire. Brenna tries to hold off the hail of lead while Ariel attempts to summon the Morrigan. They are both slain. The portal bringing in the Morrigan is complete, however, and they have to dispatch it back to it's hell. They attempt to figure out a way to prevent it from going back, but cannot manage to do so. +The kids are dropped off at a motel, and everybody else returns to base. Snapshot is dispatched to the motel to treat Ike's injury. 
 + 
 +===== Shootout at the Abandoned Facility ===== 
 + 
 +At the base, they discuss potentially killing Belial and/or Sahashradala and how this might be accomplished. Ezra proposes moving to an alternate Earth where things are better. An ambush is set for Belial at the lot of an abandoned industrial facility. The Book of the Sanguine Night is offered as bait.  
 + 
 +Belial, Nina and Montgomery arrive with Victor Daleschenko (Rosa'​s boyfriend from the CCEHV) in their car. After chit-chat, Ezra notices Nina's eyes change when she entrances Victor, revealing her to be a snake person.  
 + 
 +==== A Complication ==== 
 + 
 +Another car arrives with Ariel Tamanaka and Brenna Youngblood who have heard about the book being exchanged, and wanting it. Brenna uses her TK to grab the book, at which point Ezra sets off it's booby-trap. A vortex starts, and Ariel thinks quick and tosses the book to Belial. He, Nina and Montgomery are sucked into the portal (which presumably leads to the Dimension of the Black Chamber). ​ 
 + 
 +Ariel detects Ezra, and everybody opens fire. Brenna tries to hold off the hail of lead while Ariel attempts to summon the Morrigan. They are both slain. The portal bringing in the Morrigan is complete, however, and they have to dispatch it back to it's hell. They attempt to figure out a way to prevent it from going back, but cannot manage to do so. 
  
 Rodriguez is disappointed that Belial was not slain, worried that he's escaped. ​ Rodriguez is disappointed that Belial was not slain, worried that he's escaped. ​
  
-====== Celebrating the Victory ​======+==== Celebrating the Victory ====
  
 The team retires to the Craft Bar and ponder what a final victory might look like. The Prophet escapes and starts painting a maze. The things from the Cemetery are heard in the distance. Ezra gets the impression that the things want the Prophet to finish. They pick up the Prophet in the van, and the things attack. They are repelled, and the group returns to base.  The team retires to the Craft Bar and ponder what a final victory might look like. The Prophet escapes and starts painting a maze. The things from the Cemetery are heard in the distance. Ezra gets the impression that the things want the Prophet to finish. They pick up the Prophet in the van, and the things attack. They are repelled, and the group returns to base. 
  
-====== Meetings ​======+===== Meetings =====
  
 As the others celebrate, Mai goes back to her office/​apartment where she's stashed the metal boys from Volo. She learns that they'​re not from another dimension, or even advanced robots, they'​re cyborgs that retain pretty much only their central nervous systems as far as flesh goes. Their parents, Toji execs, had gotten treatment for their virulent forms of muscular dystrophy from Dr. Seabach, resulting in these forms. They were then shipped off to a school for special needs kids in Volo near the marsh. ​ As the others celebrate, Mai goes back to her office/​apartment where she's stashed the metal boys from Volo. She learns that they'​re not from another dimension, or even advanced robots, they'​re cyborgs that retain pretty much only their central nervous systems as far as flesh goes. Their parents, Toji execs, had gotten treatment for their virulent forms of muscular dystrophy from Dr. Seabach, resulting in these forms. They were then shipped off to a school for special needs kids in Volo near the marsh. ​
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-====== Snake People ​Research at the Book Store ======+===== Snake People =====
  
-The team goes to Delphine'​s (cleaned up since the fight with Bersk), to ask about snake people. She doesn'​t know much about them, other than that they'​re into sorcery, and like to snoop around book stores. She relates several legends, and notes that the one that they caught after killing Bersk wasn't one of the ones who'd shopped... she speculates that there are more of them around than would normally be the case. She reveals that she knows an empathic procedure (ritual) that should affect snake people adversely, repelling them, and they discuss the potential of testing it. Ezra and Delphine plan a date.+==== Research at the Book Store ==== 
 + 
  
-====== Assault on Executive Airfield ​======+The team goes to Delphine'​s (cleaned up since the fight with Bersk), to ask about snake people. She doesn'​t know much about them, other than that they'​re into sorcery, and like to snoop around book stores. She relates several legends, and notes that the one that they caught after killing Bersk wasn't one of the ones who'd shopped... she speculates that there are more of them around than would normally be the case.  
 + 
 +Delphine also reveals that she knows an empathic procedure (ritual) that should affect snake people adversely, repelling them, and they discuss the potential of testing it. Ezra and Delphine plan a date. 
 + 
 +==== Assault on Executive Airfield ====
  
 The team sets up for the ritual in the park across from the airfield. The ritual begins and some of the airfield personnel flee. Ezra chases some down with the van, while the others engage in firefights with the airfield guards. Something powerfully empathic is detected inside a hangar. Ezra blocks the hangar door with the van. In the office off of the hangar, another grey alien is discovered. ​ The team sets up for the ritual in the park across from the airfield. The ritual begins and some of the airfield personnel flee. Ezra chases some down with the van, while the others engage in firefights with the airfield guards. Something powerfully empathic is detected inside a hangar. Ezra blocks the hangar door with the van. In the office off of the hangar, another grey alien is discovered. ​
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 Ezra wakes and notes that the woman Mai shot is his mother, Mabel Bishop, unconscious. Ezra reiterates that his folks are Toji personnel, and they debate what to do. They decide to leave so medical personnel can be called in to help Ezra's mother. ​ Ezra wakes and notes that the woman Mai shot is his mother, Mabel Bishop, unconscious. Ezra reiterates that his folks are Toji personnel, and they debate what to do. They decide to leave so medical personnel can be called in to help Ezra's mother. ​
  
-====== Plans for Judy? ====== +===== Plans for Judy? ===== 
  
 Back at the base, Judy is making a racket, and the group ponders what to do with her. Darcy suggests that they might be able to interface her electronics with Judy'​s,​ some of it being similar. ​ Back at the base, Judy is making a racket, and the group ponders what to do with her. Darcy suggests that they might be able to interface her electronics with Judy'​s,​ some of it being similar. ​
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 Mai and Leo meet Jason at Marcus'​ place to bring him in to help deal with hooking Darcy up to Judy. He is brought back to the base blindfolded. They hook Darcy up to Judy, and after a considerable struggle Darcy is detached having gained knowledge. ​ Mai and Leo meet Jason at Marcus'​ place to bring him in to help deal with hooking Darcy up to Judy. He is brought back to the base blindfolded. They hook Darcy up to Judy, and after a considerable struggle Darcy is detached having gained knowledge. ​
  
-====== Ezra Visits Mom at the Hospital ​====== +===== Ezra Visits Mom at the Hospital ===== 
  
 From his mom, Ezra learns several things: From his mom, Ezra learns several things:
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   * The company CEO has gone into hiding or something, uncharacteristically   * The company CEO has gone into hiding or something, uncharacteristically
  
-====== Infiltrating the Airfield ​====== +===== Infiltrating the Airfield ===== 
  
 Leo and Mai pose as security guards, getting jobs based on Ezra's mother'​s recommendation. After discarding the notion of trying to infiltrate the US headquarters offshore, they decide instead to follow his mother to the Airfield instead and look around inside. A snake person named Elizabeth seems suspicious of Leo and Mai. Investigating the computer room, Ezra discovers that there are biological components to the new computers being installed that appear to be cross-sections of human brains (Mable being there to install some product tracking software). They speculate that maybe Seabach may have been involved. ​ Leo and Mai pose as security guards, getting jobs based on Ezra's mother'​s recommendation. After discarding the notion of trying to infiltrate the US headquarters offshore, they decide instead to follow his mother to the Airfield instead and look around inside. A snake person named Elizabeth seems suspicious of Leo and Mai. Investigating the computer room, Ezra discovers that there are biological components to the new computers being installed that appear to be cross-sections of human brains (Mable being there to install some product tracking software). They speculate that maybe Seabach may have been involved. ​
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 Afterwards they meet at Marcus'​ to discuss, and Ezra relates that his mom seemed weirded out by the bio-computer stuff. They decide that she's not part of the conspiracy, just a dupe for the corporation. ​ Afterwards they meet at Marcus'​ to discuss, and Ezra relates that his mom seemed weirded out by the bio-computer stuff. They decide that she's not part of the conspiracy, just a dupe for the corporation. ​
  
-====== Lost Dog ====== +===== Lost Dog ===== 
    
 Mai's old friend Beauregard contacts her, and she goes to see him with Leo and Ezra. He relates that his dog Wilsie was taken from his apartment building'​s courtyard. They investigate the building. A neighbor admits that the dog was taken by a couple of brothers who make a living picking up dogs for a government program (meant to help combat the current Airborne Anthrax Type Two or ATTA epidemic). ​ Mai's old friend Beauregard contacts her, and she goes to see him with Leo and Ezra. He relates that his dog Wilsie was taken from his apartment building'​s courtyard. They investigate the building. A neighbor admits that the dog was taken by a couple of brothers who make a living picking up dogs for a government program (meant to help combat the current Airborne Anthrax Type Two or ATTA epidemic). ​
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 In the back, Ezra finds the truck, filled with already euthanized dogs in plastic bags. He takes the truck, gets rid of the dog corpses, and keeps the truck for use by the team.  In the back, Ezra finds the truck, filled with already euthanized dogs in plastic bags. He takes the truck, gets rid of the dog corpses, and keeps the truck for use by the team. 
  
-====== Return to Volo ====== +===== Return to Volo ===== 
  
 The group decides to head back to the bog with the fauth to deal with it once and for all, emboldened by having Wangarten on their side. Wangarten reveals that he'd heard that a fauth had escaped from other of his fae contacts, after having been brought in from the fae realm, and that it's not the only one they'​ve brought in.  The group decides to head back to the bog with the fauth to deal with it once and for all, emboldened by having Wangarten on their side. Wangarten reveals that he'd heard that a fauth had escaped from other of his fae contacts, after having been brought in from the fae realm, and that it's not the only one they'​ve brought in. 
  
 On the way, they stop at Brady'​s store, and find a starving Sinclair there amidst the shelves. She doesn'​t want to help them with the Fauth, but offers to lead them to Brady'​s location. ​ On the way, they stop at Brady'​s store, and find a starving Sinclair there amidst the shelves. She doesn'​t want to help them with the Fauth, but offers to lead them to Brady'​s location. ​
 +
 +===== Brady'​s Place =====
  
 She directs them to Brady'​s parent'​s house, and he emerges and tries to get them to leave. They enter the house where they discover four kids sitting around a grisly pile of skulls in the living room, arranged as a shrine. Leo shoots Brady in the knee in anger, afterwards applying first aid. They lock Brady up in the house, and head to the farm.  She directs them to Brady'​s parent'​s house, and he emerges and tries to get them to leave. They enter the house where they discover four kids sitting around a grisly pile of skulls in the living room, arranged as a shrine. Leo shoots Brady in the knee in anger, afterwards applying first aid. They lock Brady up in the house, and head to the farm. 
 +
 +===== Resolution =====
  
 At the farm, they orchestrate an attack on the Fauth using explosives and Brenna'​s hover bike (the empaths, including Wangarten preventing it from taking people over), which is successful. ​ At the farm, they orchestrate an attack on the Fauth using explosives and Brenna'​s hover bike (the empaths, including Wangarten preventing it from taking people over), which is successful. ​
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 The group returns to get Brady, and take him back to the portal intersection,​ and tell him to wander off into the portals, as an alternative to summary execution. Wangarten describes the "​portal"​ interface area as a "​demonground"​ a term to describe a much larger area bleeding over between worlds. Benny mentions that it would be useful to have "The Professor"​ around to think about this phenomenon. ​ The group returns to get Brady, and take him back to the portal intersection,​ and tell him to wander off into the portals, as an alternative to summary execution. Wangarten describes the "​portal"​ interface area as a "​demonground"​ a term to describe a much larger area bleeding over between worlds. Benny mentions that it would be useful to have "The Professor"​ around to think about this phenomenon. ​
  
-====== Blue Lotus and Snapshot Resigns ​====== +===== Blue Lotus and Snapshot Resigns ===== 
  
 Back at the base, Mai's delivery has arrived, and it turns out to be a big box of powdered blue lotus flower from SE Asia, apparently somehow adulterated with other substances. Ezra takes what is, apparently, an overdose of the stuff, but this confirms that this is the source of the empathic buzzing that people get when they drink coca-cola. Mai joins him.  Back at the base, Mai's delivery has arrived, and it turns out to be a big box of powdered blue lotus flower from SE Asia, apparently somehow adulterated with other substances. Ezra takes what is, apparently, an overdose of the stuff, but this confirms that this is the source of the empathic buzzing that people get when they drink coca-cola. Mai joins him. 
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 As they recover, Felix let's slip that he runs the entire underground in Chicago from a fiscal point of view. Snapshot resigns as leader of the Underground,​ handing it over to Leo (saying they can contact her at Mercy Hospital if they need medical attention). Leo indicates his next plan is to find the cell in Gary, Indiana. ​ As they recover, Felix let's slip that he runs the entire underground in Chicago from a fiscal point of view. Snapshot resigns as leader of the Underground,​ handing it over to Leo (saying they can contact her at Mercy Hospital if they need medical attention). Leo indicates his next plan is to find the cell in Gary, Indiana. ​
  
-====== The Fate of the Gary Cell ====== ​+===== The Fate of the Gary Cell =====  
 + 
 +==== Contact ​====
  
 The team makes contact with one of the members of the Gary Cell code-named "​Reba."​ She relates that her cell has been compromised by being stung by bees. Apparently, once stung, you lose your memory about a lot of important things. ​ The team makes contact with one of the members of the Gary Cell code-named "​Reba."​ She relates that her cell has been compromised by being stung by bees. Apparently, once stung, you lose your memory about a lot of important things. ​
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 They decide to rest up first, and go to Reba's house, where Reba's daughter has apparently been stung, and thinks Mai is her mother. Mai fixes her, and she is frightened. But Reba is glad, and they take her daughter to a motel. ​ They decide to rest up first, and go to Reba's house, where Reba's daughter has apparently been stung, and thinks Mai is her mother. Mai fixes her, and she is frightened. But Reba is glad, and they take her daughter to a motel. ​
 +
 +==== Inside the Base ====
  
 They return to the base, tangle with the guards a bit, and find a contact inside named Ivan Petrov who helps them out. They obtain the formula to destroy the bees, and then move on to find Simon. A honey bloated Simon attempts to flee by bee levitation, and he is shot down, creating a grotesque mess. Reba is pried away and they flee.  They return to the base, tangle with the guards a bit, and find a contact inside named Ivan Petrov who helps them out. They obtain the formula to destroy the bees, and then move on to find Simon. A honey bloated Simon attempts to flee by bee levitation, and he is shot down, creating a grotesque mess. Reba is pried away and they flee. 
 +
 +==== Resolution ====
  
 On the observation hill, Reba admits that she was playing off both sides against the middle, having gotten the rest of her cell stung on orders of the corporate folks. They debate with Petrov as to whether or not to use the bee killing formula, which he claims will kill every bee on earth that remains (they having been genetically engineered by the company in the first place). The alternative being to let the bees spread and mind-wipe everybody in the world. ​ On the observation hill, Reba admits that she was playing off both sides against the middle, having gotten the rest of her cell stung on orders of the corporate folks. They debate with Petrov as to whether or not to use the bee killing formula, which he claims will kill every bee on earth that remains (they having been genetically engineered by the company in the first place). The alternative being to let the bees spread and mind-wipe everybody in the world. ​
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 They decide to release the formula, allowing Petrov to keep some sample bees in the hope he can fix them and repopulate the world with harmless bees.  They decide to release the formula, allowing Petrov to keep some sample bees in the hope he can fix them and repopulate the world with harmless bees. 
  
-====== Mai at the Book Store ====== +===== Mai at the Book Store ===== 
  
 Mai visits Delphine, trying to convince her to spread information on what's in Coca-cola. They talk about Ezra, and his talk with Delphine about the Book.  Mai visits Delphine, trying to convince her to spread information on what's in Coca-cola. They talk about Ezra, and his talk with Delphine about the Book. 
  
-====== About MatDigital ​====== +===== MatDigital ===== 
  
 Ezra and Mai go to meet Ezra's friend Jane from college who knows a lot about computer hardware. They show her a picture of a piece of the bio-comp hardware. Jane states that she thinks it can't be for something "​logical."​ She doesn'​t know about the biological parts, but she identifies the rest of the component as having been produced by MatDigital. Jane agrees to get them in contact with somebody at MatDigital as long as her name is kept out of it.  Ezra and Mai go to meet Ezra's friend Jane from college who knows a lot about computer hardware. They show her a picture of a piece of the bio-comp hardware. Jane states that she thinks it can't be for something "​logical."​ She doesn'​t know about the biological parts, but she identifies the rest of the component as having been produced by MatDigital. Jane agrees to get them in contact with somebody at MatDigital as long as her name is kept out of it. 
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 Back at the base, they discuss plans to get into MatDigital to investigate that lead. Back at the base, they discuss plans to get into MatDigital to investigate that lead.
  
- +===== Faith Wakes ===== 
-====== Faith Wakes ====== +
  
 Faith wakes up, and starts using her empathic powers. They find her hovering in her room, and Mai tranquilizes her to get her to stop invading everybody'​s minds. They discuss who they might go to in order to get Faith'​s head on straight, as Doreen seems to wiped to try (and in any case isn't as expert as some). ​ Faith wakes up, and starts using her empathic powers. They find her hovering in her room, and Mai tranquilizes her to get her to stop invading everybody'​s minds. They discuss who they might go to in order to get Faith'​s head on straight, as Doreen seems to wiped to try (and in any case isn't as expert as some). ​
  
-====== Meeting ​Byron ====== +==== A Healer Named Byron ==== 
  
 Having contacted Delphine to see if she knows an empath who can heal minds, they meet Byron Delgado at her book store. He agrees to help in exchange for a supply of blue lotus other than coke. He lets Doreen scan him, and she notes that Byron has had dealings with Mr. Montgomery a while back (who was sucked into the DBC in events above). ​ Having contacted Delphine to see if she knows an empath who can heal minds, they meet Byron Delgado at her book store. He agrees to help in exchange for a supply of blue lotus other than coke. He lets Doreen scan him, and she notes that Byron has had dealings with Mr. Montgomery a while back (who was sucked into the DBC in events above). ​
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 Faith is healed to the extent that she's no longer dangerously unstable; but she has a lingering delusion that she is the queen of a fairy realm. ​ Faith is healed to the extent that she's no longer dangerously unstable; but she has a lingering delusion that she is the queen of a fairy realm. ​
  
-====== Meeting Sally ====== +===== Meeting Sally ===== 
  
 At a truck stop, Mai and Leo meet Sally Morgans, who works for MatDigital. Sally admits that she believes she was the one who put the order together for Toji that included the parts use to make the bio-computer brain cards (though she had no idea what they were for, an thought the order very odd). She lets on the following facts: At a truck stop, Mai and Leo meet Sally Morgans, who works for MatDigital. Sally admits that she believes she was the one who put the order together for Toji that included the parts use to make the bio-computer brain cards (though she had no idea what they were for, an thought the order very odd). She lets on the following facts:
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   * Rush is associated with UIC, and UIC has recently been getting large endowments from Toji (large enough that they essentially constitute a purchase). ​   * Rush is associated with UIC, and UIC has recently been getting large endowments from Toji (large enough that they essentially constitute a purchase). ​
  
-====== Taking the Citadel ​====== +===== Taking the Citadel ===== 
  
 The team, concerned about the continued existence of the Order of the White Circle after Ariel'​s death, decide to go see what's going on in the top floors of the Florence Building, known to the members of the Circle as "The Citadel."​ They discuss the an artifact called the Ra-stone on the way up the elevator. ​ The team, concerned about the continued existence of the Order of the White Circle after Ariel'​s death, decide to go see what's going on in the top floors of the Florence Building, known to the members of the Circle as "The Citadel."​ They discuss the an artifact called the Ra-stone on the way up the elevator. ​
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 Mai finds a laboratory that contains the aforementioned "​Ra-Stone."​ Ezra attunes to the stone. Alicia chides Ezra for not thinking it through. Lena arrives with Ariel'​s notebook. Mai imitates Lena's special sorcery with relative ease, impressing Lena. Spenser waxes philosophical about the nature of old-school sorcery rituals. ​ Mai finds a laboratory that contains the aforementioned "​Ra-Stone."​ Ezra attunes to the stone. Alicia chides Ezra for not thinking it through. Lena arrives with Ariel'​s notebook. Mai imitates Lena's special sorcery with relative ease, impressing Lena. Spenser waxes philosophical about the nature of old-school sorcery rituals. ​
  
-====== Trips to Ancient Egypt ======+==== Trips to Ancient Egypt ====
  
 Mai, Leo and Ezra use the Ra-Stone to visit a vision of [[dark conspiracy:​ancient egypt|ancient Thebes]]. They each become involved in court intrigues surrounding the members of the family of the Pharaoh. ​ Mai, Leo and Ezra use the Ra-Stone to visit a vision of [[dark conspiracy:​ancient egypt|ancient Thebes]]. They each become involved in court intrigues surrounding the members of the family of the Pharaoh. ​
  
-====== Staying at the Citadel ​====== +==== Staying at the Citadel ==== 
  
 After a few days at the Citadel, Franklin is entertaining a woman named Sarah in the man room, when Moorman finally arrives back.  After a bit of everybody getting to know each other, Moorman takes Mai aside in the kitchen, and takes the measure of her, wondering if Mai and the rest are enemies. They eventually agree to be allies more or less. Moorman agrees to potentially help them get into the CCEHV if they do something for him.  After a few days at the Citadel, Franklin is entertaining a woman named Sarah in the man room, when Moorman finally arrives back.  After a bit of everybody getting to know each other, Moorman takes Mai aside in the kitchen, and takes the measure of her, wondering if Mai and the rest are enemies. They eventually agree to be allies more or less. Moorman agrees to potentially help them get into the CCEHV if they do something for him. 
  
-====== Checking in on the Metal Boys ======  +===== Checking in on the Metal Boys ===== 
-Oct 24,2018+
  
 Mai returns to her office/​apartment,​ only to find that the boys have cleaned it up a lot. The boys are bored, cooped up in the place, and hearing about what Mai and the rest do, they offer to join up. Mai introduces them to Darcy, who they admire for being both like they are, and yet also being able to pass as not having any cybernetic enhancements at all. Mai returns to her office/​apartment,​ only to find that the boys have cleaned it up a lot. The boys are bored, cooped up in the place, and hearing about what Mai and the rest do, they offer to join up. Mai introduces them to Darcy, who they admire for being both like they are, and yet also being able to pass as not having any cybernetic enhancements at all.
  
-====== Mai Visits the Fae Realm ====== +===== Mai Visits the Fae Realm ===== 
  
 See [[ThisOneTimeAtFaeCamp]] See [[ThisOneTimeAtFaeCamp]]
  
  
-====== Back at the Citadel ====== ​+===== Back at the Citadel =====  
 + 
 +==== Getting Together ​====
  
 Mai returns to the Citadel and relates her tale, including the fact that she left the elf kids Ovil and Seena at the farm with Faith and Loris (and the kids they'​re in charge of, Cherry and Ike). She shows them the amulet she got, and tells them about the "​Pale"​ being called Viktoria, and related how the changeling they were after had offered information about Sahasradala. Including a ward that one could use to stop Sahasradala from having an effect on them (which she couldn'​t obtain, because she and B3 had to dispatch the changeling). ​ Mai returns to the Citadel and relates her tale, including the fact that she left the elf kids Ovil and Seena at the farm with Faith and Loris (and the kids they'​re in charge of, Cherry and Ike). She shows them the amulet she got, and tells them about the "​Pale"​ being called Viktoria, and related how the changeling they were after had offered information about Sahasradala. Including a ward that one could use to stop Sahasradala from having an effect on them (which she couldn'​t obtain, because she and B3 had to dispatch the changeling). ​
  
 As they drink elf whiskey, Dr. Wangarten arrives. Wangarten sees the mirrors in the foyer and warns that having the mirrors, especially arranged as they are across from each other, is very dangerous, as this constitutes a portal to a mirror dimension. Which he claims is a "​nasty"​ place. ​ As they drink elf whiskey, Dr. Wangarten arrives. Wangarten sees the mirrors in the foyer and warns that having the mirrors, especially arranged as they are across from each other, is very dangerous, as this constitutes a portal to a mirror dimension. Which he claims is a "​nasty"​ place. ​
 +
 +==== Deals and Plotting ====
  
 Wangarten goes aside with Mai, and admits he needs any drained crystals she has so he can refill them (the crystals apparently being rare). Mai admits she's been eating them, which exasperates Wangarten, who tells her that's unnecessary. He says that getting more is hard now, because the Fae are tense for some reason (which is Mai). Mai mentions meeting Viktoria, and Wangarten is surprised she's not still on the moon. There was some astrological thing she was supposed to have been up there for.  Wangarten goes aside with Mai, and admits he needs any drained crystals she has so he can refill them (the crystals apparently being rare). Mai admits she's been eating them, which exasperates Wangarten, who tells her that's unnecessary. He says that getting more is hard now, because the Fae are tense for some reason (which is Mai). Mai mentions meeting Viktoria, and Wangarten is surprised she's not still on the moon. There was some astrological thing she was supposed to have been up there for. 
  
 In the hall, Delphine and Ezra have been scheming up a way to get rid of Wangarten. Delphine says she has a book with a sorcerous ritual in it that can banish fae creatures back to their realm. Ezra dismisses this as not permanent enough, and indicates he wants to kill Wangarten. ​ In the hall, Delphine and Ezra have been scheming up a way to get rid of Wangarten. Delphine says she has a book with a sorcerous ritual in it that can banish fae creatures back to their realm. Ezra dismisses this as not permanent enough, and indicates he wants to kill Wangarten. ​
 +
 +==== Disaster Awaits ====
  
 As these things go on, an empathically buzzy feeling thing is occurring in the background, faint but growing. Wangarten admits that he can't feel it, that it's a human thing. And that elves can't live off of feelings of human joy or the like.  As these things go on, an empathically buzzy feeling thing is occurring in the background, faint but growing. Wangarten admits that he can't feel it, that it's a human thing. And that elves can't live off of feelings of human joy or the like. 
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 Enraged, Mai fires her gun back through the portal, grazing Ezra's skull, and putting him out. Mai returns back to our world, and Leo decides to de-escalate by removing her from the scene, and heading to the Toji Tower using Alicia to Dimension Walk everybody there. Enraged, Mai fires her gun back through the portal, grazing Ezra's skull, and putting him out. Mai returns back to our world, and Leo decides to de-escalate by removing her from the scene, and heading to the Toji Tower using Alicia to Dimension Walk everybody there.
  
-====== A Swaying Tower ====== +---- 
 +===== Other Synopses ​===== 
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 +  * Synopsis part 2 not available yet 
 +  * Onward to [[Chicago Synopsis 4|Synopsis 4]]
    
  
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