Storyteller Rick Wheeler
Dr. Ari Pearlgrubber: a Tremere whose sire abandoned him, driving him to learn more about his clan’s blood sorcery. The Tremere used to be an order of mortal mages who sought to enhance their powers by experimenting with vampiric blood. Becoming vampires themselves they usurped power from one of the original 13 clans and took their place. Recently they were attacked, divided, and split into different houses, or orders. Ari yearns for knowledge and enjoys questioning things. He cares for his intern Danny and several family members. Played by Steve.
Miogaro is a Caitiff. The Caitiff are a clanless clan and are often looked down upon by others in Kindred society. He is black market merchant who crafts devices. Once homeless, he cares deeply for the homeless and tries to look out for them. Played by Rob
Travis is a loner Gangrel. The Gangrel are Intune with their inner beast and commune with animals, can shapeshift and are very resilient. He ran from his past and seeks permission to live by himself on land he seeks to obtain. He cares for a local veterinarian. The only family he speaks with lives in upstate New York. Played by Sergei
Father John: a former Mennonite preacher who thinks vampires are the children of God who are blessed. Mages, however, are from the devil and should be killed with extreme prejudice. He is a Ventrue who commands a gang of mortals. The Ventrue are powerful and deeply embedded into the world of economics and are considered the clan of kings. They seek to rule and often do. Father John himself refuses to sin but will order others to do so. Played by John K.
Oki: an Assamite (Banu Haqim) who defected from the clan after they joined the Camarilla. During his clan’s meeting to join the Camarilla he saw a member place a bomb to sabotage the other clan who sought entry. Finding this dishonorable and against all his clan believes in, he left. Those who committed this heinous act are searching for him to silence the truth. Oki sought asylum in Salem, granted by Baron Vanessa Bartlett. He has returned the favor, assisting her when he can. Played by John C.
The baron told the crew that two Tremere were on their way to take the containment device which held the wraith of John Proctor. She mentioned a friend would be by to assist the crew.
Roland and Analia, two Tremere, arrived to remove the device with a new type of blood magic (movement of the mind). Roland checked out the wards then got into a discussion with Ari. Roland said he would bring the book of spirits and ghoul wards. Ari began studying how to make the containment devices.
Miogaro began checking the security system. Father John brought back a camera from his crew for him to tinker with. He found a weeks’ worth of data suggesting they are serviced and retrieved frequently. They run heat trace scans of people walking by and record facial recognition data on blank bodies they see.
Oki was obfuscated this whole time watching them. When Roland returned, he asked what the man in the corner was doing. Oki introduced himself after Ari used sight unseen. He told them he was sent by the Baron to ensure their mission was a success.
Travis’s rat reported seeing the mages come and go into a portal of some sort. One vomited. Oki went to check it out and collected the vomit which had strange worms in it. These were tested with the new SI camera and found to be irradiated, not from this area, communicating with each other and had micro appendages. They also could tell when they were being watched.
Father Cooper came by to tell them the New Life Church was attacked, and pastor Justin Dawkins was found staked and beheaded. The church was then nearly set on fire. Father John joined him but was stopped and thrown into an alley by Cooper who said that there were SI on scene investigating the inside. They were also there before any emergency response personnel. John sent his hit squad to attack the mages and the SI on location.
They plan on going to Elysium next session.