Session 70: Rufus the Unlucky

The group sets off through the mirror to return to Adam’s house and help Barney. Paul discovers the house is booby-trapped, and before the team can identify the cause, Paul, Thea, and Russell fall victim to them, disappearing through the floor to places or dimensions unknown. Luke, agile beyond reasonable human capacity, avoids all the traps, finding and rescuing Adam and disarming the clock portals. As Adam recovers and departs to rally what garou allies he can to their cause, Luke travels to Port Angeles to pick up Barney and continue working the case, his resolve to proceed masking his concern for his missing comrades.

Meanwhile and Elsewhere, Paul, Thea, and Russell adapt with varying degrees of success to their new surroundings, and their newest friend Rufus is eaten by a dragon.
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Session 69: A Hen in the Wolfhouse

The cell members deal with Detective Brandenburg in their own ways – some good cops, some bad. In the end, Thea is freed but the assistance of the police is not secured. Returning to Daughter of the Oath to meet Huell, he leads the group in a borrowed ritual from one of Michael’s books. They find their lost comrade waiting near a bell tower in Ballard. Meanwhile, Luke speaks to Barney, who has fled from Adam’s house after an attack on the property. Once again, the group finds themselves with multiple urgent matters to pursue.
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Session 68: Parlay

Susan agrees to send Thea in as a negotiator, with a warning that any hostile action will result in SWAT taking over. Russell sends Thea in with a live video feed, doing his best to ensure viewership. Michael releases the hostages, save for Ian, and they have a tense conversation in which Ian reveals that he has somehow taken Evelyn prisoner. Ian blackmails Michael into leaving with him, presumably to work for him in an unknown capacity. Luke joins the SWAT team in searching the church, but Ian and Michael disappear after entering the confessional booth.
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Session 67: Behold the Lord High Executioner

The team travels back to Seattle to rescue Michael, discovering once they arrive that it is he who is holding the hostages inside. Paul speaks with Susan, who is uninterested in rescuing him if it will carry any risk to the bystanders. Thea attempts to be allowed inside after finding Dom’s old police contact Mark Brandenburg, but Brandenburg is unconvinced of her value. Russell pulls some trickery with a walkie talkie, gaining the rest of the team access to Susan, and they rejoin their Catholic friend.
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Session 66: You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

Thea is reunited with Russell, Paul, and Luke as Ashley reveals to a devastated Pete Boothby that it was only the sacrifice of his son that returned him to the world. The group questions Pete, who can offer them no assistance. Outside, Jade and Wheel Man explain the cause of Luke’s garou confusion – he is not a werewolf, he is a mage like them, held back from his awakening by supernatural means. They depart, promising to help him find his way, as Thea confesses to killing Juliana and asks the group for their help rescuing Michael from his ill-fated meeting with Ian. Sure enough, the meeting has gone sour, as the group overhears on their way home a news story: there is an ongoing hostage crisis at St. James Cathedral.
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Session 65: Jailbreak

As Thea searches the place of their disappearance, Russell, Luke, and Paul travel through another world, trying to find a way out. They discover Jade, Wheel Man, Dennis, and Felicia, four mages thought lost to a Paradox realm, and the seven lost souls converge on the location of Pete Boothby, who threatens their lives as they approach. Thea, having found John Valentine and Ashley, Dom’s young sister, takes the pair to Silverdale to Pete’s taxidermy shop to attempt to break the enchantment imprisoning her friends.
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Session 63: Recrudescence

The cell takes Norbu to Adam’s house to meet with her friend Michiru. Meanwhile, using the clue delivered by Arianna, they decipher the code Thea acquired in Pete Boothby’s filing cabinet. They translate it and discover a set of instructions that seem to be a process meant for curing the phage. They give a copy of the instructions to Norbu and deliver her back to Seattle to begin her work, sending Ryan and Michiru with her as patients. Once back in Port Angeles, Paul calls John to see if he has ideas for finding Pete and is surprised to find Dom on the other end of the line. With Dom’s help (and a slightly strange set of exchanges), they set up a meeting with Juliana, the mage expert of the mind circle, hoping she can help treat John and Evelyn’s memory loss. Thea stays behind, not wanting to make the mission more complicated or fraught. When the men arrive, they are quickly ambushed by Juliana and Ian, Dom’s brother. Ian throws Dom from the building and out into the sound as Russell, Paul, and Luke hallucinate deadly engulfment and disappear in a crack of lightning. Back at Adam’s house, Thea struggles with the crappy internet connection.
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Session 62: Neighbours

After a difficult and largely unproductive interrogation of Michiru, the team heads to Neighbours to meet Dr. Norbu. Paul and Russell are invited in and determine Norbu has been working with Boothby to treat Michiru’s condition. They take her to Daughter of the Oath, where Luke and Thea are following another lead with Arianna, who delivers some sort of message, then fades away into the ether.
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Session 61: KonMari

Paul stops Thea’s bleeding and heals her wounds and the team escapes the cemetery with Judith secured. The group returns to Daughter of the Oath, handing off Judith to Mary’s contact. They return home and sleep. In the morning, they discover Arlo’s body outside with Adam underneath. Waking him, they take him inside to recover and catch up. He reluctantly shares his story and agrees to let Luke and Russell accompany him to the grounds where he intends to bury his packmates.
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Session 60: Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc

Thea recommends that the group approach Mary for help tracking down their fugitive vampire. Michael offers his service to Mary as a bartering tool, and the group roundly rejects him, so he escapes and makes the offer in person. Following him to haven, the group meets with Mary upstairs at Daughter of the Oath. She speaks with Thea and agrees to help the team locate Judith, rejecting Michael’s offer. An hour later, Thea lays dying on the ground, Russell’s throat slashed, one vampire dead, and Judith captured.
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