Sunflower journeyed to Hammer Fall’s Historical society and researched the Gilmore Amptheratre. Having little luck [1 success] she then choose to contact the president of the Historical Society, Henry Rose. Sunflower formulated a plan to hold music and art festival in addition to a community signature drive and use the proceeds to give to Historical Society to buy the Gilmore. Sunflower tried to rally support with Henry Rose and found while he thought it was a lost cause offered two allies. Councilman White a local political figure is always looking for community concerns to support to keep up his appearance as a man of the community. Also a local attorney who does a lot of pro bono work for the community despite his success.
Mako Lee left Java Journey and traveled to the Pools of Eternity to try and reach his father.
Elektra rushed across campus to meet Ali Najari under the watchful eye of her band mate Drake. A seemingly chance encounter turned into an intense meaningful conversation [4 successes]. The girls shared coffee and Ali her life’s story. Ali left thinking she had just meet her new best new friend.
Michael Hardrock received a mysterious phone call and left the cafeteria.
Niki spoke with Manny Flores at length at the South American Exhibit at the Natural Museum. Niki learned that Manny while knowledgeable was only a volunteer. Manny’s actual occupation was a trainer/coach for the local MMA fight club, the Coliseum. While looking around she astutely observed ALL the security measures in place [5 successes].
Sunflower traveled to the Gilmore and met Marcus Weathers, the Trustee.
Mako and Elektra had a brief meeting as he was leaving the Pools of Eternity and she was coming in. He had just learned as Elektra soon would that their divine parents where no where to be found at the Pools and the Norns or fates whatever those women are wouldn’t interact with either Scion.
Drake left to try and find Artimis’s Sacred grove to look in on the satyr Lothar. Due to his work previously Drake eventually found the hidden trail. He found the Sacred Grove beautiful but in desperate need of water.
Niki was given a good up and close look at the Aztec sword that Ares ordered her to retrieve as Manny showed his prowess with an impromptu sword exhibition. As the blade was displayed closer to her Niki’s ichor reacted with the divine properties of the blade. Looking over the blade and handle closely Niki discover an out of place symbol placed inconspicuously into the adorning. It seemed to be the astrological symbol of Scorpio.
Elektra went home and did Internet research on Ali finding her myspace, facebook, twitter, and minor accredations for Ali Najari. Not finding any new information out just a more rounded view. Realizing the band needed to sit down and talk invited all the group to pot luck the next night.
Mako researched the progress of the exploration team headed to Deadman’s cove. He found them in the final planning stages and by luck they had an opening well suited for him. It is being headed up by Cali Winters and Mako threw together a resume and emailed it for her consideration. Then headed to the Gilmore to see why Apollo wanted it saved.
Sunflower tried to light a fire under Marcus weathers but all she got was a slow burning spark [2 successes]. After a brief history lesson of how it was built by Miriam Gilmore supposedly for a unknown lover had its hey day form the 40’s to the 70’s. When Miriam passed away the Gilmore was willed to Griffin University as a private donation. It fell into disrepair in the 90’s due to a drop in quality performances and lack of funding from the University. Also she found out Blackpool was willing to pay $10 million for the property. Far and above what the property should be worth. As they were passing a prop door Sunflower’s ichor reacted to something behind the door.
[Jason decided his Guide: 2 would be an earth elemental that has a better knowledge of the wild areas of the world than he would. I named it Petros.] Drake called upon his guide Petros to ask why the Sacred Grove was so dry. Petros advised to speak to Lothar the grove guardian and gave directions. Lothar recognized the son of Artemis and thinking Drake as his executioner offered his throat for failing his goddess to protect the grove. Drake calmed Lothar as the old goat told him of how the Atzlanti god Tlaloc came upon the grove one night and stole the groves water source to fill his pitcher. Since then the Sacred Grove is slowly dieying and as his life force is tied to the grove so is he. Drake offered the satyr his canteen, which Lothar quickly and gratefully took only to use its water to nourish a dying flower bush rather than he.
Marcus explained to Sunflower that behind the door was old discarded props and allowed her access. Sunflower followed her heart to what at first glance seemed to be nothing more than a prop bow used in past performances of Greeks plays. However to her newly opened divine eyes she saw the bow as a relic, a wooden bow carved out a gleaming white wood with a pull string of fire. Also upon examination she found a stylized symbol of the astrological sign of Sagittarius carved into the bows adornments. Mako wandered into the Gilmore about this time and met up with Marcus and asked about the who’s and whey’s to the sale of the Gilmore.
Manny Flores asked Niki out for an authentic Mexican dinner, which she accepted and made quite the impression on him [4 successes].
The next day, Mako impersonated a pizza deliveryman and somehow got in to Blackpool’s acquisitions department and cornered their department head. Mako got a typical corporate answer why Blackpool was interested in the Gilmore, money. His bosses wanted the property for economic gain plain and simple. He even offered a charitable donation if her could get a tax write off receipt.
The band minus, Michael Hardrock who was mysteriously absent gathered at Elektra’s for potluck, drinks, and debriefing of their assorted findings.
Sunflower spoke about the save the Gilmore campaign. Elektra said she would help out with some sculpture so it’s an art fair. It was kicked around about how to get the Rolling Stones to play. Mako passed on his findings at Blackpool as well as a possible donation. Also had in her possession the bow she found.
Elektra spoke about how she had met Ali, Bastet’s Scion, and how good she was in with her. Mako suggested that Ali’s ruination could wait as it seemed more was being revealed in connections were being found still.
Drake asked for help with transporting water to the Sacred Grove. [Ed realize he had points left and bought a Relic: 1 in the form of a trident giving himself access to the purview of Water and a chatline to his Guide: 2 a mermaid in Deadman’s Cove]. A quick google also gave the band information on the Aztec God of rain, Tlaloc and how he carried a pitcher to pour out the rains in folklore.
Niki also spoke about the Aztec sword Ares told her to receive had a Zodiac symbol of Scorpio in its decoration. In addition of her relationship with Manny and the security of the museum. The band thought it would be best to leave it under the museums protection for now.
Much to Mako’s frustration his guide had not found a sunken treasure ship for him to loot as of yet. [Manly because guides are information purposes only, helpers fall under the category of Followers, came cost though.]
The band also made the conclusion that their pledge to find the 12 Treasure of Heaven was somehow connected to the 12 Zodiac symbols. Was it just coquincidence that The bow and Aztec sword had Zodiac symbols on them? On closer inspection would the brass bowl drawn by Lucy Winters have a Zodiac symbol on it somewhere? Maybe Aquarius, the water barer possibly? Mako brought up the point of even if they gathered up the 12 Treasures what would happen then. Would they form the gate the Gods were afraid of? Could they be destroyed? How could they pass from mortal hands to the Divines? No one in the band could put forth an answer. The common pledge of protecting Lucy Winters was brought up. Mako told of tracking Molly Winters down and making first contact. He also revealed the two prophecy’s Lucy told and how she could remember even saying anything. Elektra suggested that maybe a woman should try to talk to Molly and get close after Mako told of how she had been hurt by a man before.
The session ended by the band spending the rest of the night getting to one another over food and drinks then leaving to their own homes.