It is the day after the raid. Chilali carefully looks at the prisoner we brought back to the tower, and finds he was the anchor for the big bad spirit. She takes her time to destroy the fry that bonds the spirit to the human. Monte has his own plans with the prisoner.
Pravda focuses on trying to find his charge, Doc, with no scribing luck do to some space wards. Zhao tries to help.
“yea good luck with that” Zaho
and he walks away to his room where he lights some insenets goes to meditates/sleep and tries to contact Newalla, the changeling. While dreaming of riding down the Great Wall of China on his motorcycle he comes across Newalla. Zhao tells her about his missing partners and the “wizard shields” that stops him from finding them. She tells Zhao to leave as the dream begins to fall. Zhao continues to dream.
Monte apparently has connection to the Zeno Dessert Bar in Uptown Minneapolis. When he went in he over hear someone talking badly about Monte in a drunken rage. Molly the manager has no idea what to do and called Monte. According to Molly’s description it sounds like Victoria and Orpheus has been talking about Monte. Monte follows the drunken guy out and down the street towards Calhoun Square. While on the pursuit Monte comes across a supernal energy that surrounds a man who approaches him giving a warning to stay out of uptown. Monte shares some information about his name being dropped in the bar down the street, then heads back to the town.
Chilali falls asleep on the couch after worrying about Doc and Conner to sleepy to make it to her room. Conner calls at midnight and five minutes later the alarm goes off signaling that there is an intruder. Two- Three wolf like creatures are seen on the monitors. Monte locks the elevator, floods lights turn on the in the warehouse, and Monte calmly ask over the speaker “Why are you in my warehouse” Two unseen figures run away. Two others with ski mask are snooping around. We all make our ways to the monitors.
‘Pravda please come to the control room’ Pravda opens randomly opens room doors looking for the control room “Nope, bathroom” FLUSH.
Then three more run away. Zhao portals after them. Monte trigger a reinforcement door that keeps the dogs in the warehouse. External cameras and all electronics start to turn off. Monte tries to follow Zhao but only jumps in the air. Fails “well there is only one way to skin a Frenchmen” Pravda castes a bigger portal. Zhao portals on top of a guy, and pins him while shooting the other guy with a sight gun in the back of the knee. The guy stumbles but keeps going Zhao lines up another shoot on the other knee.
Leah takes over holding the guy down so that Zhao can follow the one he shot. He doesn’t seem to be running slow anymore. The guy twists and then has the advantage over Chilaili. Monte brushes his face with the touch of death, Chilali and the guy screams, one out of fear and one out of pain. Pravda “Stop” but the knee cap guy does not stop “I know, I was being too polite.” Chilaili tries to gain the grapple control but inside she is put into a leg lock. Zhao tried to portal after knee cap guy with no luck. Chilaili takes bashing. Monte now puts his hand on the grappling guy’s throat and touches him with rotting flesh again for 10 lethal damage to his head area. Chilaili kicks off the dead guy (vampire). Pravda could not reach knee cap guy so heads back to melted face guy. Zhao opens another portal and right when he was about to step through the portal the knee cap guy tries to avoid the portal. Monte checks security app on his phone. Zhao pulls out the shot gun flame thrower and fails to hit him. Zhao calls Monte “He got away” Chiliaili controls median life on three dogs to get them into a crate missing one. That one attacks Monte. His hits it to the ground with shadow and drops it into a crate. Monte calls Conner.
“Yea, whats up Monte”
“Vampires just broke in”
“We killed one.Do vampires have magical dogs? Cause there are some vampire dogs here”
“Well yea they can control the creatures of the night. Do you have a chair leg handy? Just sharpen that up and stick him with that just to be safe.
“What, the died guy?”
“Yea, I have a room full of Arrows that do not want to attack”
Call waiting on Monte’s end
Professor Nick calls saying he is coming over in 15 mins just as the warehouse blows up anyone inside takes three lethal. “Oh shit, I have to go”
“Monte what happened to warehouse?” Pravda
“I don’t know but probably Doc did it. There where vampires” Monte
“Where the fuck are the other three?” Pravda
Conner calls Anna, the art gallery owner. Questioning about Victoria.
Zhao makes some tea for Professor Nick.
“I made it” Zhao
“Yes I see that” Nick
“No I mean I made it” Zhao
“Oh I see. You are learning” Nick
Nick tells us why we are a primary target for attacks. Avoid using magic if you can, and get out of town. Monte calls his insurance company.
‘Like a good neighbor state farm is there…with some mana’ Amy
Nick helps fix the tower so it doesn’t fall while we are out of town.
“Hey Monte sorry about the coat” Conner
“It wasn’t mine” Monte
“Hey what happen to my coat” Zhao
“Hey Leah can you heal me?” Leah stares Conner down while stitching herself up.
Just then a knock on the roof top door. Orpheus was linked with Pravda’s mind
“Who is there?”
“We have door”
“Just let me in. I have information to tell you”
“Don’t worry about Doc” Orpheus
“We normally don’t” Zhao
“Well he is taken care of” Orpheus
“Is he dead” Zhao
“Why are we being attacked” Monte
“Maybe it is a lover’s quarrel” Orpheus
“So it was Doc fault my warehouse blew up!” Monte
Pravda senses that Orpheus is telling the truth
“We have a way to get you out of here. Don’t use magic they will find you. The path we have for you avoids highways.” Orpheus
While packing Glen Mal shows up.
“Man you guys know how to throw a party”
“I could say joke, but it would be bad”
“I was going to tell ya to leave town, but I think you guys got the message”
“Also one other thing, If you are looking to get out of town we, my cabal, have a contact with Whiskey Jack. He will give you a place to lie low”
Monte then goes down to deal with the prisoner, Michael. He killed him, made him a revenant, have him confess and point out his partners about the human hijacking to the police, then play died until I get you.
Leaving the Sanctum:
Monte is heading to Spain with a fate mage escort (Mark will not be here for two weeks). Monte makes sure here destroys or removes anything that can trace anyone who lived in the sanctum. Chilaili gathers medical supplies and clothing and head to a car, maybe Conner’s. Pravda talks to Orpheus about his charge being dealt with then packs and rides with Conner. Zhao puts his bike in storage and grabs as many guns and potted tea plant as he can then jumps in the gun with Conner. Conner talks to the Arrow, packs some stuff, and a bunch of other stuff. Wheels “Where I am going I will not need games” gets in a DeLorean and drives off to no where.
Near the edge of Shakopee we pull up to a gas station at dawn. Only one guy waits next to a green 1990 Ford Fiesta
“Are you Zhao?”
“Yes who are you”
“Call me Monocle. I will take your keys. This is your car now” pointing to the green Fiesta
As we got into the car it was roomier then what we expected.
“Thanks Monopoly” Zhao
In a brown bag that what given to Conner we found a Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois map. Plus directions to Cairo Illinois as our next stop. One 80’s montage latter we made it to Cairo. Then we were sent to Missouri with a different car and another brown package. Conner and Chilaili switch driving with some night stops between.
After a few dirt roads in the Missouri around the river we see some signs saying tarot card palm readings this way we come across a 1988 Winnebago RV. Then we see a ‘retarded tall’ guy playing a banjo with a bottle of bourbon.
“I recon’ you be the favor I owe now” Whiskey Jack
“You a cowboy?” Zhao
“Don’t do much riding here cause my feet kinda drag on the floor if you know what I’m sayin’”
“You know a Sid?”Zhao
“I might have sliced up a Sid once, but it might have been a ‘ease stop’”