August 25, 2004

Session 8 Log

Jade: Goes to Rebma with Llewella to heal Vramine, transfuses her own blood to her father to assist in his healing. Has conversation with dad on politics and other subjects.

(situation in amber… Tyler and Thera off on Recon missions for Caine and Julian respectively. Tyler is out of contact in the Sea of Blood area)

Mykal: Caine requests that I try a trump of Tyler since he has been overdue to report. Attempted a subtle contact to avoid blockage. I did get a fleeting contact before being cut off, pain..a broken leg…possibly restrained. Couldn’t be positive who cut me off, seemed to be someone other than Tyler, shouting in the background before contact was terminated. Tyler is either captive or blocking me.

Jade: Melisandra trumps Jade, wants her to go to Amber (Mel wants to show support of the family over the loss of Benedict) They both go to Amber Castle, and display proper sympathy and familial support. During the state funeral for Benedict, Mel is trumped and brought back to Rebma with Jade, the rebma warlord Peledrin has been assasinated, with evidence pointing to Chaosites.

(Upon Random awakening from his unconsciousness the funeral of Benedict is set up and Random presides over the interring of his brothers body. Martin inherits most of Benedicts estate, with gifts going to each family member according to the will. Ie.. mykal recieves an excellent wakazashi (short sword). King Random also questions several witnesses, to include Mykal, about Margali the so-called liason from the Courts. Whether she seemed to know the attack on Benedict was going to happen, etc..)

Andre: Continues training in subterfuge skills and works on keeping a low profile. He does notice that Fiona is quite agitated and disappears shortly after the funeral while the family is all gathered. He also notices that Bleys is rather distracted at the same time, unusually so. Andre decides to find Fiona and follow her, finds her watching Benedicts gravesite from a walkway on the castle ramparts. Taking up a position he watches her, then watches what she is looking at. A man near the tomb, with red hair escaping from his hood. Andre notices Fionna pulling out a trump, trying to contact someone and shaking her head. Then she pulls out another trump and contacts someone else and gets pulled through to elsewhere. Andre decides to go check out the man at the tomb, and using his shape shifting skills flies/runs to position himself to get a look at him. He notices Fiona and Bleys appoaching the tomb and quickly positions himself on the opposite side to get a look at he man if he flees. The man does retreat, but notices Andre and drags him along in some form of tunnel thru shadow. They stop in Arden and have a conversation, including family and politics. The man is Brand, who is upset by the death of Benedict. But has enough problems of his own that he will not be able to actively research Benedicts death. He does however state that if Andre should find out any information, Brand would be interested in finding out who did this for Brand to exact some paybacks. Sensing the arrival of Fiona and Bleys, Brand leaves, so Andre waits patiently, then briefs both on the conversation and mental state of Brand. They all trump back to Amber. (both express gratitude for Andre sticking his nose in, but warn that it could be unwise to do so in other instances)

Mykal: Is stuck in a family gathering, assisting in the aftermath of the funeral, and planning meeting goin on. Julian has responsibility to Arden so it looks like Benedicts responsiblies will land on Bleys, to continue to Recon the boundry between Amber and Chaos. Bleys, Fiona, and Andre arrive and brief King Random about the encounter with Brand. Flora (Mom) wants to borrow Mykals trump of the Glamour pool, and wants him to come along to watch her back. He agrees (as if he wouldn’t) and they depart for shadow. The glamour pool isnt quite the same, being less full and less powerful for some reason, moon cycle or something. So Flora takes a bearing on the power and tracks another source through shadow, arriving at another source which is already in use by the Fey. The fey are hostile and try to run both off, but the combination of melee and magic proves to be too much for the Fey and they retreat. Flora then takes the Glamour bath, and emerges with glowing eyes and the power of Glamour. Both then trump to ShadowEarth, while there Flora gets reports that Merlin is in Paris. She sends Mykal to find out. Mykal located Merlin, who was unaware that the shadow was under Flora’s eye, and briefs Merlin on the loss of his uncle Benedict and his Mother, Dara. Merlin is in sad shape emotionally, and Mykal agrees to accompany Merlin elsewhere to work off the angst. They shadow walk off to a replica paris and Mkyal watches Merlins back on a week or so of Debauchery, Drunkeness and Fighting. Merlin refuses to open up about his father and Aunt Dierdre, but Mykal can tell the situation bothers the heck out of him, along with losing his mother etc…

Jade: Jade gets her father to advise her on the use of logrus in the assassination of Pelegrin, and finds out about a semi-secret order of assassins and fanatics called the Black Watch, which seems to be behind the killing. Nasty customers if her fathers information is true, though he wont go into much detail. For his own deniability.
Jade convices Mel to go to ShadowEarth with her for a week for things to die down, and spends some time educating Mel in the fine arts of Acting (Flora provides bodyguards for their stay). On their return to Rebma, Jade has to take steps to negate certain advantages the political opposition has taken while the Heir was gone. Neutralizing the new warlord appointed by the opposition, Jade sets up the Courts to take the fall for another assasination. And paves the way for Mel to choose a warlord more to her liking.

Andre: continues training in subterfuge. Checks on his Begman bodyguards progress. Has an inspiration to track logterm rentals in Amber for possible Chaosite spy’s, gets some information which leads to the fringes of Arden. Informing Julian of the possibility, Julian conducts searches and turns up (and cleans out) some burrows in the forest the Chaosites were using to spy on Amber.

Mykal: Merlin does let slip there is some type of direct connection between Flora’s Paris (that corwin liked so well) and Corwins Paris in his pattern universe. Filing that info away for future reference, Mykal decides to let Merlin go on about it without him (after most of the angst is worn off) and departs to ShadowEarth, where he briefs his mother on most of the situation. Then trumps to Amber and briefs King Random on most of the stiuation also. Random wants Mykal to arrange for watchers on Merlin off in shadow. Mykal aquires a pair of throwing daggers for his use, and practices his physical skills to sharpen them back up after weeks of primarily trump work.

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