Sleepless In Seattle

The Devil You Know

Plus Mindrape Death Rage, and giant foam hats

  • Jonah back; wearing blue royalty outfit, slightly military
  • Looks different- older? Eyes now blue.
  • Acting slightly different
  • Hug!
  • Anthony unclear on Red Queen psychic stuff; Rory calls Juliette and she fills him in
  • Sanguine shows up to Juliette’s work; tells Kyle she’s going to Africa for a few weeks
  • Sanguine invites Juliette to coffee; Juliette accepts
  • Jonah explains he just went to the Underworld and learned some stuff from the Red Queen, but that he’ still limited by his physical existence. We fill Jonah in on recent events.
  • Autopsy report from Karen. Mundane observation reveals that Talon’s victim was utterly disabled, and then killed.
  • Magic observation reveals that whatever broke the victims’ minds was a one-time, no lingering effect deal, persisting into death. Only repeating phrase: “The Whispering Abyss”.
  • Rory asked her out to coffee: she said yes.
  • Rory calls Juliette, lets her know Talon is probably unstable
  • Juliette goes to werewolf dojo; Talon isn’t there
  • Finds him at the gymnastics building, writes malware to kill time
  • Talon not too happy with Jonah’s return or Juliette’s line of questioning
  • Rory and Karen go to The Burial Grounds for coffee; Sanguine, Juliette, and Jasper all go at the same time. DATE RUINED.
  • Sanguine did it on purpose. Bitch.
  • Rory and Raven ditch, Sanguine chats with Jasper and Juliette
  • Sanguine, Jasper, Juliette leave. Sanguine notices they have shifted into the Spirit World.
  • Sanguine tells Jasper and Juliette to run, gives Juliette her whip thing
  • Angels with weapons show up, demand they come with them to speak with Azrael, promise that they will not harm them in suspiciously precise language
  • Jasper, Juliette are skeptical; whip attacks mostly on its own and it is terrifying.
  • Angels’ wings get cut off, they disappear. We thought they were dead but they were just banished.
  • Two feathers fall off; Juliette retrieves them
  • More angels start shooting at them, aiming for disabling but nonlethal shots
  • They hid in a coffee house
  • Jasper tries to turn front window into diamond; paradox ensues and his PSG1 turns TO SAAAAAND
  • Coffee spirit fires coffee at angels, says “You are not welcome here” in First Tongue
  • Jasper retrieves bow and arrow from dead angel
  • Jasper rides Juliette, firing bullets from his .44 magnum. No effect.
  • Turns bullets into gold; turns angels to gold statue
  • Angel intervenes and asks them to stop. Angel introduces herself as Gabriel.
  • Whip attacks Gabriel on its own, just a scratch
  • Warned they had to leave before Sanguine shows up
  • Sanguine shows up, in super intense armor with a halo, a flaming sword, horns and tail, and ball of light in one hand
  • Threatens to crush Azrael’s heart (ball of light) if the angels don’t run
  • Angels run. Jasper, Juliette, and Sanguine return to real world.
  • Called wolves asking why angels hate spirits, and uses for angel feathers.
  • There’s a Mage Council meeting which Juliette is called to; she’s worried and asks her pack to sneak in weapons as a precaution.
  • Rory finishes his date, is told about the encounter
  • Sanguine tries to give Rory the whip, he refuses to touch it. Given to Jasper instead.
  • Gold is some protection against angels, Underworld is totally safe except not at all because it’s the Underworld.
  • Assume angels are going to come after us again; stock up for anti-angel holdout in the Fortress of Science
  • Jasper blows his life savings on 4 cubic centimeters of gold
  • Juliette goes to council meeting. It is actually the first stage of a trial
  • Recovered the footage Juliette erased; can clearly see Juliette stealing the Orb
  • Juliette told Anthony about Echo in private
  • Echo wants to keep Juliette locked up
  • Werewolf leader says hell no, council votes 4-1 to let Juliette leave but stay in town
  • We hole up in Kyle’s dojo
  • Suddenly, surrounding darkness
  • Lilith, Queen of Hell, Mother of Monsters appears
  • Tells us that Sanguine/Ariel/Asmodeus wants to take over Hell. Warns that Asmodeus might want to take over Heaven next.
  • Says there is something special about us that makes us useful for fighting Sanguine
  • If we sign a contract saying “we will do whatever we can to stop Sanguine” Lilith will return. Can be summoned by spilling a drop of blood into saltwater.
  • Debate about whether Heaven is trustworthy
  • Rory decides we should talk to Anthony and summon an angel to get more information
  • Rory goes to Roxanne’s, tries to explain to Anthony as much as he can about the situation, but is limited because he can’t discuss the events of Soulless Monday
  • Sister Grimm shows up to Fortress of Science, says angel feathers are powerful
  • Jasper and Juliette stay in Fortress
  • Rory helps with ritual: at first he sucks at it, but then does okay
  • Angel starts speaking fluent Atlantean
  • Jonah talks back, asks it to speak in English. Its English is not great but we can communicate.
  • We learn Sanguine can see through us and we probably blew our only chance to speak with an upper-level angel
  • Pretty sure that when Sanguine gave us those extra attribute dots, she made us part of her anchor
  • After discussion, we realize we aren’t sure if Sanguine actually would attack Heaven. Our only sources are biased, and it seems unlikely.
  • Decide to stay neutral until more information.
  • Kyle shows up: says “The Whispering Abyss” is the cult his grandmother killed 50 years ago
  • Sister Grimm wards us from scrying so Juliette tells us about Echo and the Orb
  • Rory gets pissed, attacks her. We grapple a bit. Jasper gives us foam hats.
  • Ends with a kick to the groin. After recovering, Rory apologizes.
  • Think we can get Persephone to post-cognitively view the time Echo talked to Juliette
  • Rory, Anthony, Persephone meet at Juliette’s apartment
  • Viewing only shows Juliette standing alone in a room. Turns out, the “meetings” were entirely via mind control.
  • Supposed Orb handoff didn’t take place where Juliette thought it did, if it ever happened at all
  • Anthony says it would be okay for Juliette to go to Salem (where the Whispering Abyss was) provided someone else went with
  • I called Juliette and told her the bad news first…which triggered a death rage
  • Kyle stabbed her with silver and injected her with a serum to make her stop
  • Made plans for Jonah to heal her and take us to Salem

Next time—Salem Road Trip

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