The Dead and the Damned

aswb...u part2

splitting up, the preached and Kristoph ran to their cars to arm, as mark led stitches out the back. Charlie went out front to confront the bitch.
She had already killed three patrons in the short time it took for Charlie to reach the front. She had already raised the dead and commanding them. She once again demand stitches and Charlie refused. A fight quickly ensued, Charlie was wounded but used his last ounce of strength to blow the necromancer out the front window before she could set the building on fire.
The others had made quick work of the zombies she been controlling. seeing she was outnumbered and her minions down. She cut a hole in the never never and quickly crossed over to escape. However in her haste she dropped some important information. a list of materials.
The list she’d left behind consisted of different materials for a ritual. skin of the fae, teeth of the black court, blood of the red, soul of the practitioner and and altar. The group moved to the safest location they could to gather their thoughts and better protect stitches until they could find out more.
Finding the church to be a bit crowded for the large group the preacher led them into a secret basement under neath his church. Apparently alway prepared the preacher had redone the basement area into a headquarters. stowing a large amount of weaponry, computers, and a staging area. As the group looked at him aprehensively the preacher responded, " I liked comics and batman seemed to have the right idea…always be prepared" with that they got down to business.
Stitches told them about the Circus and how it was a gathering place for " special" performers. The strong man was a red court vamp, the acrobats fae, and the ringleader was a hedge mage. Seeing that the necromancer had assembled many of the materials on the list already the group focused on what she didnt have yet, black court teeth, and this altar. Kristoph decided he wanted more info on the circus and went out in search of other surviving circus members. As for the reset of the group, Charlie researched the altar and mark went in search of black court info at the neutral territory Casino.
Through some chicanery, Kristoph found an old troll whom used to work for the circus, and fooled him into revealing what he knew about the necromancer. A former disciple of Kemmler, she had scared the troll into giving her the info on his former fellow circus performers. Her name-Krista.
Meanwhile Charlie researched the altar. A thing of great power said to be tool used to combine the first beings. history states that the altar had fallen into shadow, and had not been seen for thousands of years.
Mark had quite the interesting encounter. As mark arrived at the casino, he met a familiar face. elwynn (I may have the name wrong) a woman he’d been seeing of late. As they approached the door Mark was admitted to the “special section” of the casino, and to his surprise so was she. As they road the protected elevator down, she revealed to him she was fae, and she’d been following him since his masters death. She was past down to mark because had inherited all of his master belongings…including her.
as they arrived on the casino floor, mark hunted down the leader of the black court vamps in the area. Being less than helpful, the vamp mocked Mark, making his fae companion irritated. So in response she mocked him back. Irritated the black court vamp left the casino threatening Marks life.
All the compatriots gathered back at the “Preacher cave” to go over what they’d found. Elwynn appeared and offered answers for a price. She mockingly stated “stitches had sold his soul, and she wouldnt talk with the hellblade” referring to the preacher. Charlie offered to play her game asking a question for a question. She revealed more information about the ritual and Kemmlers interests. but also revealed to charlie something about his mother and her actions in the land of summer.
Stitches tired of her word games, and ran outside calling Krista out. She was waiting, with a hoard of zombies. Leaving the safety of the church stitches engaged the zombies. Charlie and mark came out the front throwing magic, Kristoph grabbed a sniper rifle and ran to the church tower. The preacher grabbed a automatic rifle and opened fire from the second floor windows of the church. (I was punchy when I did the castle of lions stuff, please forgive my quick rewrite) The battle was fierce. Krista encase herself in flame and attack the group on the church steps. Mark and stitches combined their effort to first form a large pool of water and electrify most of the zombie hoard. Charlie directly fought krista magic for magic.
The members on the stairs were taking severe damage from both the zombies and krista, so the preacher leapt from the windows with superhuman grace and landed amongst the zombies trying to draw their attention. as krista took aim for her killing blow, kristoph took his shot. Firing the round and blowing a hole straight through krista’s head. With the necromancer dead, the zombies fell and discorporated almost immediately.
As the members gathered themselves a dark figure in a suit and strange looking necktie appeared and picked up the fallen form of Krista. Smiling with glee he looked at the group, said thank you, and disappeared into the shadows with her body. End game 1