After the wolves returned to us from the world of spirits we contacted Mitchel about increasing the security on our sanctum. He helped us put in some new locks and a lift (labeled biohazard: raw sewage) with a lock to help prevent unauthorized use of the lift.
From there we put Mathias on the case of attempting to track down the technocrat(s?) that have been searching for us. After he hit a dead end, we gave the task to Mitchel. He, in turn d1ecided to look to the local law enforcement to attempt to gain their help and/or support in his endeavors to find the Man in Black.
During this time, Toby and Steven ran off to bathe together….
As the Magi were having little success tracking down these villains, Rowan took it upon himself to take to the streets to try to find this technocrat while on his normal patrol. He did, eventually, catch sight of a man in black and sent message to Ryan via their totem of the location that the man in black was sighted. Ryan, in turn, was led to the location of the building that the man in black was sighted entering by Racoon the Shadow Climber.
The address that Ryan was led to, 1697 15th street, was a large, glass-faced office building. Coill asked Ryan and Rowan to keep an eye out for the suspicious man (men?) in black and keep him posted on what they find out while he has a coffee and runs a few errands while downtown.
Ryan went into the building to check out the security set-up and to browse the building directory. Among a few general businesses were a few that seemed to be little off; such as NetTrek and Matrix Initiatives….
These business names were passed on to Coill, who then passed them on to Mitchel and Mathias. Mitchel proceeded to search for information on NetTrek, and found the basic business information as well as the name of the CEO.
He then moved on to searching information on Matrix Initiatives. He found that they have their hands in pharmaceuticals and have had a few civil suits filed against them for putting out false news stories through their advertisements. They are known for making anti-depressants as well as supplements to fight the common cold.
Mathias decided to contact Matrix Initiatives to try to procure some of their pharmaceuticals as a means of finding some more information on them. He managed to set up a meeting with a member of human resources for acquiring these drugs, and spoke with Corbin Viya. He gave this name to Mitchel to investigate, and proceeded on his own investigation of the company.
He found that Matrix Initiatives had had two suits filed against them for their drugs. On against one of the anti-depressants and one against a cold remedy. The cold remedy for damage to the nasal cavities, and one for physical damage caused by the anti-depressants. He managed to get the information that the plaintiffs on these suits claimed that their symptoms were worse after taking the prescription than before.
Meanwhile, Ryan and Steven, fresh and clean, looked up Corbin Viya’s address and decided to investigate his home. Ryan thought he caught a whiff of scent that he recognized, but wasn’t entirely certain. He decided to go with Mathias to his meeting with Viya and try to help him if needed.
Rowan stayed behind at the office building to keep an eye out for out Man in Black. He decided to shift into his Dalu form and use one of his gifts to make himself unnoticeable to all passers by. This way he can “sniff out” any suspicious passers by.
Coill took it upon himself to make contact with the local Hermetic mages to ask them about Matrix Initiatives, and the name Corbin Viya. His contacts informed him that this company was a known front, but that they had no information on Viya. Coill immediately contacted Mathias and Ryan, who might be able to easily contact Rowan, that Matric Initiatives was a Technocratic front organization.
Rowan managed to pick up the Man in Black again, sometime after dark, leaving the building and heading toward a parking ramp. He followed the Man in Black into the parking ramp, while keeping his distance and stealth up to the third level of the parking ramp toward his vehicle. He positioned himself in such a manner as to get the make, model, and license number of the car. An Audi license number L5R79Z. He, wisely, decided to hide while the Man in Black left the parking garage.
We all met up at the sanctum to share the information we managed to gather. Mitchel plans on perching on a roof with his rifle to provide cover if needed….
Mitchel decides to file a false police report to get the police on the tail of the Man in Black. We each go about a fairly normal day, while still preparing for a quasi-sting operation for Matrix Initiative. When Mitchel enters the police department to file his report he notices that the police seem to be in a hurry preparing something. Placing items on maps and boards and generally bustling about chaotically. They appear to be getting ready to start a major police effort, the pictures posted around the investigation are of a decapitated body and of Mathias. Mitchel decides not to file his report, instead he texts everyone and decides he needs everyone at the sanctum.
We all meet in Mitchel’s gun range for his big reveal. We probably would have someone coming to visit shortly. Ideas brought up to fix this: change Mathias’ face, mind magic the jurors, openly state that Mathias wasn’t there, matter magic to make the tires degraded enough to not match the tracks. Mitchel decided to agree to try to magically change Mathias’ tires. Mitchel was able to both degrade the tires and change some of the qualities of the tires to prevent them from matching any tracks left at the “crime scene.”
While Rowan stakes out the office building he witnesses a group of six “urban looking” people wearing yellow (latin kings?) that all bear the scent of the crazy wolf we took car of. He tries to commit their faces to memory as they enter the building, and manages to memorize four.
We each spend the evening preparing for the day at hand.
The day of the meeting arrived, and we all took our places….