What Lies Beneath

Okay, so... Info dump.

notes from session, unsorted except by vague chronologu

People

  • John Dow – Heart Exploded recently
  • John Guidry – heart Exploded 5 months ago
  • Luke Breaux – Frostbite bruises – died 3 weeks ago, arrested
    • a few days ago, attacked by TG on Lake Pontchartrain
  • Andrew Radivan – Luke’s Roomie
    • ghost hunter
  • Isabella – note in Luke’s room, note in Lale’s room
  • Gardner – shapechanger, breaks 4th wall
    • imagery of dragon spreading wings
  • Nelsons – owners of Thibodeaux Manor
    • axe murdered
    • Alan – Father, engineer
    • Carl – son
  • Dr. Natanyu – Egyptian Archaelogist
  • TULIP – French, curly brown hair
    • Nicolette

Session III

  • Thibodeaux Manor
    • bloodstain in living room:
      • ”He who would harm the little wren/Will never be beloved by men”
        • -William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”
    • Dining Room
      • ”Some are born to sweet delight/Some are born to endless night”
    • Basement
      • ghost dogs – cistern attack
    • Upstairs
      • Heralds: THE PAST IS NOT GONE
    • Master Bedroom
      • English, French, German engineering books
        • microengineering
    • Bedrooms
      • boy’s changed often – C.N. monogram – Carl Nelson
      • girl’s – relatively unchanged
    • Curio Room
      • Egyptian, Saharan African, Aboriginal, Japanese artifacts
      • Secret Workshop
        • dustless & clean
        • Sigil: Gear, clockface, ouroubouros
          • wax at teeth of gear
          • broken watch in center
            • watch stopped at hiroshima
    • Gardener comes in – is wrong
      • Beau confronts with shotgun
    • Attic
      • Murder Demon Attack

Session III event Log

  • investigate Luke Breaux’s apt, meet roommate
  • investigate Thibodeaux Manor
    • ghost dogs in basement
    • footsteps upstairs
    • find secret door
    • gardener comes in, we are discovered
    • Lale, Damien, Beau, gardener go to attic
      • attacked by murder demon

Session IV

  • Ghost woman appears to Lombas and Kyle, says “See”
    • Massive dragon bursting from under NOLA
    • woman crawls out of grave, flickering between rotting and fine
    • woman in spiderweb made of shadow
    • Gardener weeping over person
    • Mansion bursting into constructive flames
    • ticking clock
    • museum w/ pyramid overlaid
  • Museum of Natural History
    • new pyramid discovered, 5000 yrs old
      • much older than other pyramids
    • freakishly smooth cuts on stone
      • as though machined with modern equipment
    • no burial chamger
    • met Dr. Natanyu
      • wrong
    • warning: “Suffer eternity held in one’s hand”
      • defaced Set head + heiros symbol
    • ”wrong” hispanic guy, doesn’t show up on film
  • Museum at Night
    • Dr. Natanyu using snakes to fight Spicula’s shadows
    • Hispanic chick shows up, kicks ass
      • grinds portion of stone to sand and collects
    • Beau, guard, and Kyle kill spicula outside
    • backstage, weird bronze sword w/ weird heiroglyphics

Session V

  • News: Missing Yacht in Lake Pontchartrain
    • 1 week ago
  • Thorny Girl sightings
    • Lale and Warrick in hospital server room
    • Beau and Kyle in Bar
    • accompanied by “The House of the Rising Sun” -The Animals
    • Also, song about lake Pontchartrain and brains
    • in middle of road during rain
    • Damien sees female face in water pipes; prolly TG
  • The House of the Rising Sun
    • Lake Pontchartrain song again
    • chick saw girl on lake
    • Thorny Girl appears, says, “Spite”, is hopeless
    • TG appears, attacks Warrick, vanishes
  • En route to Lake Pontchartrain
    • met Luke Breaux on I-10
      • cut up, on yacht that got sucked up into tropical storm
      • not sure how he got back
  • Lake Pontchartrain
    • boat captured by antagonistic waves
      • lands on island with cottage
    • cottage ripped up and bloody
    • attacked by marsh monsters
    • determined that Cairn stones are damaged

Session VI

  • Another marsh monster attack
    • one stalker is more resilient
  • The Clearing
    • 8 corpses, one is Thorny Girl
      • their intestines form 4 paths into the clearing
    • Tree, in the shape of a human screaming in rage/sorrow
      • Native American Ghost
      • ”Interlopers! With the Not Dead! I guard this place!”
      • Grows vines, becomes Doc Ock
      • Hands turn to werewolf claws
    • Black Tulips filling clearing
      • roots go deeper than the world
      • try to cling to Doc Ock’s vines
    • Discern: Tree of Spite
      • screaming man placed in tree, grows around him
      • heartbeat in tree
      • surrounded by shield, which is cracked and poisoned
    • Used social skills and powers on tree
      • Tree/Native/Ghost asked us to fix stone
        • also stop the never born
  • Clair says tulips mean determination and resurrection

Session VIII

  • Alan Nelson left state after murders of his family
    • extremely accomplished small scale mechanical engineer
    • nano-scale motors
    • murders remain unsolved
  • Fernandez shipping
    • 5 guys dead
      • ”ripped in half”
    • Keepers
      • new gang moving in
      • crown tattoos
  • Thursday Night – Warrick’s Party
  • Friday – Absolutely Nothing!
  • Saturday – Houston Road Trip!
    • Dominic has knife scars on upper arms/torso
      • O’Connor
    • Alan Nelson
      • Human
      • ”We envied life’s varied ability to change, so we’re fixing it.”
      • We broke into his house
        • he’s been looking at Orion
          • the harbinger of ill fortune
        • he’s sculpting a weeping angel
        • we left a note with the gear/ouroubouros symbol
          • ”Watch yourself”
    • Dominic’s House
      • conversation with Isabella
        • D: “Watch yourself! The blew the office up!” (Portland)
        • D: “Father Beast-of-War”
        • I: “Father Defiler”
        • D: “Checking out same office I was. I think he’s still working on it.”
        • D: “I’m curled up with Logan, you never got the one you want.”
        • Dominic and Logan are gay lovers.
  • Sunday: Houston wrap-up
    • Dominic’s house
      • found a new lease in Gretna (South of NOLA)
      • Langolier floating in Dominic’s house, visible only to second sight
        • diseased regret spirit

Beau’s Encounter with the Tulip

  • Met a chick in a bar, got roofied
  • woke up chained to a wall
  • tortured for the location of the watch
  • Mask Dude – clockwork eye/ouroubouros on tabard
    • steampunk renfest
  • The need the watch to make things right
    • Isabella says the plan won’t hurt us
  • Lake Pontchartrain was a trap
  • Nicolette’s ex bff: Diego

Session IX

  • meeting with Dr. Natanyu
    • NOLA turf war
    • power vacuum
    • Isabella and Keepers
    • Idealogical divides – 2 factions
    • Pyramid stones/sand – great mystic significance
    • he mentioned being organized into CLANS
      • not usually shade-oriented – mystics
    • Isabella founded Fernandez Shipping hundreds of years ago
    • Dr. Natanyu is one of the Followers of Set
  • Nelson Family Plot
    • Johnny and Doris – 50’s
    • Felicitie – Beloved Wife, 9-27-2005
    • Carl and Charlotte, 9-27-05
  • Cliff – the Consultant
    • Dominic is a “Dancer”

Session X

  • Broke in Natanyu’s Hotel
    • Hunter.net think that the Followers of Set are warlocks
    • has map of NOLA waterside
      • marked w/ crowns
      • Lakeside of business district
      • labelled Lasombre (shadow in spanish)
        • Isabella is this
    • Papyrus letter
      • from Ibrahim
      • warning about Runs-From-Death (Cliff) being in NOLA
  • Tidal Rave
    • Keepers and other gangs use this as neutral zone
    • most of the Keepers are blood-slaves
      • three of them are leeches
    • social guys gathered information
    • Kyle and Warrick caused a fight on the way out
  • Nicolette attacked us after we left the bar
    • Discern – heart not beating, not breathing, deep shadow, throat slashed open
    • military martial arts
    • scream power
    • mist version of her overlaid over her
      • sunk down into the earth after she was defeated

Session 11

  • Artifacts
    • watch given to Japanese officers, war-related
    • Arrowheads from first battlefield in North America
    • Uluru stone – slaughter creation myth
    • Pyramids – slaves worked to death
  • Tenants of Thibodeaux Manor
    • Aaron Daine – Australian Tulane student
    • Adele – author, lives at Eden Isles
    • Thomas Deaton – artist, drew creepy art of house
  • There have been 6 cases of heart explosions
  • Luke Breaux
    • died of hypothermia
    • changed life around
    • has connections with the 7th Street Royals
  • Andrew
    • Fernandez Shipping building build like a Seal of Solomon
      • he infiltrated the place in May, the police response was overwhelming
      • river is occult conductor, dude
  • Luke’s Death
    • twice was in bar fight with guy with sickly green eyes and blackened veins
      • his punches felt like they were burning away parts of Luke
    • Discern – hypothermia, skeleton and heart of ice
      • neck and wrists are chafed as though wearing manacles
  • Gangbangers
    • one with bulging veins – bloodslave
    • one that is already dead
    • note from Gevaudan (French province in 1700s werewolf)
      • ”I don’t care what Isabella says, kill them both.”

Warrick’s Notes – OCT 30

  • Gangbangers at Luke & Andrew’s
    • Luke – dropped off at Daiguiri Hut
      • “I’m drunk and don’t want to go home”
    • Andrew – initially sent to Clair’s
      • rerouted to bar with Derek and Kyle
    • Interrogation of Keepers
      • Dead guy was impervious to torture
      • dead guy is also telekinetic? (eyes go black)
      • bloodslave recognizes Isabella’s name
      • bloodslave bulks up and escapes restraints
      • Lale knifes him and he falls out of window into parking lot
      • Dead guy gets released
        • Lale tags him with Trail
    • Regroup at the bar with Andrew
  • Heart explosion in French Quarter
    • overhear detectives at scene of Andrew’s house
    • Emily tells us they’ve been happening about once every two weeks
    • Oddfellow’s Rest Cemetary
      • huge blood spray
      • traumatized witnesses
      • bulge in chest of corpse
  • Thibodeaus Manor – Redux
    • Entryway
      • chilly
      • EMF above average
    • Living Room
      • Illuminate: 3 grey human outlines on floor
        • look like nuclear blast shadows
        • remnants of mother and 2 children
    • Nyjagalan
      • guy walking down stairs in entryway
      • sickly green eyes
      • Illuminate: Yellow and Green
      • Discern: hollow & something inside him
      • is waiting for meeting with Dominic
      • “I take what’s been dealt to me”
      • “Business arrangement w/ Seekers of Misty Isle”
      • referred to the Sorrows as Avalon Protocol – AP Club
      • AP sends Keeper goonds to meeting
        • “Evidence of our continuing work”
        • a stone figurine
          • old
          • totem pole ish
          • Jagger eats it
      • then Jagger cuts the air open
        • walks through to a graveyard
    • Curio Room
      • Fernandez Shipping Letterhead
        • “Our benefactor is almost done building”
        • “I will complete my assault soon”
        • listed an address in the warehouse district
        • “meet me before the next full moon”
        • sent to Dominic
        • crumpled in corner of secret workshop
    • Tower
      • Attic
        • light works perfectly fine now
        • vaguely circular spot of tar
          • burn mark in middle
          • came up out of floor
          • wood underneath is black
          • symbol is widdershins spiral with six short curved lines radiating out, two of which are intersected orthogonally by even shorter curved lines
          • apparently an expended summoning circle
      • Tower Room
        • big bay windows, can see forever
        • see Fernandez Shipping ship pulling into port
          • got the ID#
        • also say Natural History Museum van at docks
        • suddenly a warehouse exploded
        • Lale called in a bomb threat for the FS ship

Damien’s Notes from Thomas Deaton Interview – OCT 30

  • Thomas Deaton: Lived at Thibodeaux Manor with several girlfriends for one year.
  • Landlord: Nelson
  • Felt uncomfortable, especially in attic
  • Cold spots in living room. Ghosts?
  • He’s never had worse nightmares
  • Curio room, African mask with gear eye
  • Cat refused to go upstairs, except Thomas’ room
  • Thomas’ painting of house
    • Illuminated hazy grey
    • Walls of house in painting consist of clocks, ravens, snakes, tulips, and butterflies
    • Isabella really wanted the painting
      • comissioned pieces from Thomas, including portrait. Her dress includes a raven motif.
  • Master bedroom never felt off
  • Recurring dream: forest on fire, eye in wreckage of trees (draconic), fire moves like river through NOLA down delta, to a column of light in the delta.

Damien’s Notes from Adel Planchet Interview – OCT 30

  • Adel Planchet: writer, lived there for one year, rented from Nelson
  • House felt like a Lovecraft story
    • house had changed from events in it.
    • Always felt cold, with spots in the living room.
  • House was full of regret
    • like it use to be important
    • like something got left behind
    • feelings were worst in the living room and entry hall, around 6 or 7 p.m.
    • House wasn’t threatening, just sad
    • Library less sad, still had purpose
  • couldn’t eliminate all the shadows in the attic
    • possibly due to the murder demon we encountered there?
  • Dominic felt like a snake
    • secretive, wise, and old
  • Saw shadows in the woods, but never distinctly
  • Saw a flock of ravens rise from the city, and move south
  • In her book, home belonged to a vampire who was sired there.
    • In another book, house was haunted, and a new family helped the ghost move on
  • House became less sad over time
    • through age or through being given a purpose
  • Adel is Illuminated with a flickering blue light

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