Shadows of the Seven Cities

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Three months after the events of “Bloody Bones”, tensions begin to rise between the Fae agencies in the area. To those on the outside, the events seem like nothing more than the normal squabbling between the Summer and Winter Courts, but what started as harmless pranks quickly escalates into near deadly attacks.

To make matters worse, someone is sabotaging the political moves of the White Court vampires in the area, subtly turning them against each other, while a businessman named Anthony Cardoze not only manages to establish a new area of Accorded Neutral Ground in Vriginia Beach but begins to encroach on the holdings of the White Court.

Drawn back into the fray, Jake Ryan and Darian Marshall team up with a new group of investigators to try and untangle this web of deceit before it tears the area apart.

Revealing the attacks on the Fae courts to be a plot by the mysterious Fomor, intended to weaken the Fae by setting them against each other, the PCs manage to thwart a Fomor plot to erect a region-wide ward set to weaken anyone not sworn to the Fomor cause. The plan was to use captured ghosts from the various Civil War battlefields around the area to fuel an ancient thaumaturgical rite; the PCs were able to destroy the Fomor cell before the rite could be enacted, but they found no sign of the trapped ghosts.

Meanwhile, some research by a few of the PCs turned out some stunning information: Cardoze was being backed by none other than a True Dragon explaining his sudden rise to wealth and power and his ability to counter the machinations of the White Court. Realizing that the Fomor had been given a dummy ritual and this had been a ruse by Cardoze, the PCs rush to confront the Dragon Thrall. Thanks to their quick reactions they catch Cardoze before he has a chance to prepare for confrontation and handily take him out.

The PCs destroy the ghost traps and any evidence of the ritual they can hoping that this is the last they see of any such plot. Still, there is no sign that the Dragon Dharkkogax has given up his designs on the area, and his presence spells trouble for Hampton Roads in the future…

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