September 23, 2004

Session 10 Log

Jade:

Jade visits her good buddy Spengler to get an update. He tells her the various gangs are all keeping a low profile after the Chaosian trouble. She gives him her trump with instructions to keep her informed of any new developments. She then heads to Rebma and begins hanging out in various dives to get a feel for the local underworld there. Eventually she gets bored and goes to talk to her mother about the murder investigation. Llewella tells her to go see Melisandre for her “special assignment”. Doing so, she learns she has been granted the office of “Special Intendant” reporting only to Melisandre with an ambiguous mission.

Mykal:

Mykal decides to check on Merlin and finds him about to “chase the dragon” in Chinatown. Mykal warns him that his presence is known in Amber and there could be some danger if anyone decides to seize him in return for Dierdre. He gives him Caine’s intelligence about House Channicut before returning to his duties escorting Margolis around Amber. He spends the rest of the day in her company until he hands her over to Julian. She pumps him for political background information without offering much in return. After his shift, Mykal talks to Merlin again and they discuss the degree of Corwin’s control of Argent. They amuse themselves with flying while discussing ways to get into Argent unnoticed.

Andre:

Andre begins his search for Selene by infiltrating Avernus III in the form of a female inhabitant. He takes a cover story of a middle aged woman seeking employment with distant relations. He gets into the city after passing the “chaosian blood test” at the gate and eventually contacts the resident safe house for information. He learns Selene had secured a position as a maid to a courtesan close to Bleys and had left for a different Avernus with the court. He books passage on a ship to the other Avernus to pick up the trail.

Jade:

Jade continues her investigation into the Battlemaster’s assassination. Looking at the physical evidence, she notices that there is a cut across one of the Battlemaster’s bracers. It has been scrubbed clean, but she enlists the aid of Saithron to examine it more closely. She learns that traces of metal can be traced to a particular swordmaker in Rebma. She visits the swordmaker to get a customer list and they narrow it down to a list of about 50. By a process of elimination, she gets it further narrowed to one of 4 missing sword owners or 18 lost in battle.

Andre:

Andre successfully infiltrates Avernus and learns that a couple of the courtesan’s maids are being held on suspicion of murder after the courtesan was tossed out an upper story window. Apparently she had lost the favor of Bleys and took to beating and killing her maids in a fit of anger. At least one of the maids took issue and pitched her out. Andre decides to sneak in and spring her. He learns the shape of a wine-steward’s assistant and gains entry to the castle. He snoops around and finds the closet where she is being held. It is guarded by a pair of soldiers, so Andre decides to chat them up a bit. He learns that a chamber pot is brought to them every morning by another servant, so Andre leaves for the day. The following morning he takes a servant’s shape and gets access to the two women. He trades code words with Selene and trumps out with her to Mykal’s townhouse. Selene is grateful at first but becomes very guarded after she detects some difference in Andre. They change clothes and go to report their findings.

Mykal:

Mykal relaxes a while working on various paintings and trumps. He talks to Taylor for a while about his mother’s situation and offers help in springing her. He then bones up on Chaosian etiquette with the book provided by Caine in case he needs to enter Argent through Chaos. Eventually he talks with Flora who reveals her ability to monitor Earth and it’s nearby siblings for the presence of Pattern/Logrus etc. It becomes clear how she so quickly learned of Merlin’s presence.

Jade

Jade continues on her bar hopping and encounters a potential chaosian agent in one particular bar. Her effort to capture the shapeshifter is unsuccessful, but at least now it is clear the chaosians still have a presence in Rebma. She soon gets a trump from Mykal asking for assistance in infiltrating Argent. Always willing to get into the shit, she agrees and soon she joins Mykal, Llewella and Taylor in Paris. They find a hidden entrance to Argent near the Arch de Triumph and penetrate as carefully as they can. They find out Dierdre is enthralled with Corwin by some unknown means and is not likely to leave of her own volition. Plotting ensues.


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