April 6th 2008

Session 16 in which…
• The Scions ambushed the centaur scouts of Prester John with the assistance of Amanirenas and her warriors, with Hito eventually butchering them all.
• The blue sky shuddered and a faint ripple passed over the land.

  • A quick discussion with AMnirenas led to a warning about the beast of the palace, and a vague promise of future cooperation.
  • Theo possessed Violette to find her staring at a marble floor, before taking her for a walk around the palace, finding a walled garden, and the colossal doors of the great hall.
  • The Scions followed the Roc north to the forested slopes of a mountain, watching it grow in size as it appraoched the white marble palace on top.
  • Met by a delgation of the Prester's forces after climbing a poriton of the way up the Scions ascended in a pulley operated lift contraption.
  • The Scion were greeted by the Prester as The Baron, Lord Wednesday, and the Officer.

• Ravencroft entered into relgious discussion with one of the Prester's captains, surmising that their beliefs came from a altered version of Leviticus and seemed to be omit the New Testament, despite the presence of cruciform imagery along with the lotuses and lions throughout the castle.

  • He learnt that the Fifth Gate of Atlantis was the triangle and the Fourth the cross. That the city was comprised of five circles with each circle rising to prominence at different times in history.

• After inevtiably clashing with the Prester, the Scions witnessed the palace wall being torn down by lving vines and rushed to assist Amanirenas in asasulting the palace. From behind the great keep, a vast golden lion arose, but was quickly destroyed, almost as if it lacked the will to fight back. As the lion died, the Presters kingdom began to crumble and wither, and he threw himeslf from the battlements of the keep. Lying injured admidst the rubble, his kull was perfunctorily crushed by Eric Chambers. The Scions fled to the shore, watching the land crumble, wither and rot aournd them.
• Theo baptised Violette in the sea, retuning her to her right mind.
• The Scions noticed Leibowitz watching, and he thanked them cheerfully for thier assistance, before heading off into the jungle.
• Departing onboard the Amistad, Hito's Tengu returned from Lop-Nor Lake, bearing an offer of assiatance for the removal of his mark, in return for transporting of the lake.
• Eric received a call from Bronwyn, informing him that she would meet with him in Washington in a few days.
• The Scions alighted on the south eastern coast of Mexico

  • A black helicopter flew overhead.

• They spooted the characteristic blast marks of Shiva's weaponry by the roadside, before seeing a white tent surrounded by military vehicles in the distance.
• Placing a call to Robin Mongomery of the FBI, Hito was informed to leave the area alone, but decided against doing so.
• Bluffing their way in the Scions found a waterlogged cave system, which they variously detonated and pummeled their way through before finding a rock and a cow skull smewared with blood and marked with green feathers, and shortly thereafter Gloria who explained that she was sealing the cave so that creatures could not enter from below.
• As the group made their way back to the surface, a thunderous detonation soudned above, and gunfire rattled through the air.