Lisa was sadly absent this session, having been laid out by the recent listeria outbreak.
Garrett received word back from his mentor about the symbols and suggested the group try to speak to Professor Daniel P Harmon at UW.
The group decided to look into Dr. Harmon and journeyed to his office. They discovered the professor had been gone for2 months, and someone had been searching his office. They find some papers that were hidden dealing with a rune for gathering or raising power.
The group met one of his colleagues, Dr. Laura Hopkins , who was quite curious about the group. Garrett did not like her one bit so the group decides to leave, until Dr. Hopkins mentions another group dressed in nice suits had been looking for the professor. She gives the group a phone number that the suit individuals were using.
Utilizing everyone’s hacking skills the groups decide the call the number and speak with a voice on the other line. Identifying himself as “Stan”, Declan arranges a meetup at Mercantile Bar .
Alex greets them curtly at the bar and asks what information the group has uncovered. The two parties share information rather openly and Alex tells the group to return after last call. The group returns at the appointed time and meets with Marion Black who doesn’t even try to hide his vampiric condition.
Black suggests a temporary truce with the group to assist in dealing with a new problem. The recent murders were, in fact, caused by Daniel Harmon and that the monster they fought were his spawn from these attacks. Black further informs them that Harmon’s wife died earlier in the year and that the murders so far fit a pattern of a rune of power on the map of Seattle centered at the nearby Washelli cemetery. They also discover that Harmon’s wife is interred there.
The group begins looking for Dr Harmon, and uncover large transfers of money to his account from an organization called “Revelation Networks” based out of the UAE.
The gang heads to the cemetery and discovers a small divot of earth by Mrs Harmon’s grave holding small tchotchkies and keys and such from each of the dead bodies the group has been investigating. They continue to investigate until the evening when they encounter another one of the emaciated vampire creatures.
Declan is injured in the attack, but the group decides to take it easy for a bit while Wade decapitates the corpse in their freezer. The group decides to seek more answers from Dr. Hopkins, who is unable to offer too much insight into what is going on and can hardly believe Dr. Harmon to be violent. She does recognize the shape the murders made on the map to be a Clavicula Nox, an ancient symbol of power. Some members of the team are shocked that a colleague would show concern for someone who had not been heard from for 2 months.
The group surveils the cemetery again after learning that there was another murder in the area. They see someone at the grave and call in Alex to attempt to ambush them once they recognize it as Dr Harmon. Declan attempts to speak with Harmon but he is unresponsive and doesn’t blink or breathe. They decide to attack until Harmon meets eyes with Declan and simply says “Walk Home”, so Declan starts walking away.
Beating a tactical retreat, the group leaves and meets back up at the Wild Tortoise. It takes Declan a few minutes to shake off the strange influence, but he fully recovers. They all decide to plan an ambush for the next night..