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"In the new house, we're going to need a Nihilistic Robot butler named 'Ivan'..."
 "Don't name it! You'll get attached to it!"
"Anything you call it turns into a name, you know."
*Beep Boop Beep* "Attachment is a false premise, meant to distract us from the ever encroaching truth of death."
*sigh* "I'm going for a walk."
"Did you have to make it sound like Ben Fuckin' Stein?"
 "It helps with the drinking..." *drink*


~Par for the Course~


Leader: Ruled by way of Committee (Committee being the Doc listens to the often hyper-paranoid and anti-science advice of his Initiate cabalmates, Tells them they're wrong and then decides what's going to happen). 


Members: 
  • Dr. Andres Sepulveda (Disciple, Son of Ether, Mad Scientist)
  • Margot Travers (Initiate, Verbena, War Prude)
  • Ned Gaites (Initiate, Disparate, Hipster Merc.)
  • William Holmes (Disciple, Order of Hermes, Trouble Magnet)


Reputation:

Lots of Weird. None of it good. Alcoholism, Paranoia with a splash of Rick and Morty.

Places They Can Be Found:

[*]The House beyond all Reason (Aurora, to be specific)


Purpose:


[*]To approach their Traumas and Circumstances with a healthy dose of sarcasm, blunt force denial and apparent library binge moments. Also: Tequila.
[*]Figuring out how best to fit in without actually needing to fit in. 
[*]insulting people without meaning to (Hobby)
[*]Disobeying every Horror Movie trope in the book.


Cabal Resources:

Library 5
The Opinions and Views of Margot

Cabalmates

Dr. Andrés Sepúlveda: "He is, admittedly, rough around the edges.  The word 'asshole' has been thrown around.  But he's essentially Good.  Was good enough to take Ned and I in as his responsibility and teach us what we are and how to do what we do.  It's frustrating and stressful sometimes, caring about someone like him, but I'm glad we found him anyways."


Ned Gaines: "Ned's appearance in my life marks the moment when I stopped being entirely lost and adrift after my Awakening.  He was going through the same thing, and he was the one that came across Doc and suggested we go talk to him.  We're figuring out Magick together with Doc now.  I suppose you could call him my best friend, because I've got no idea what I'd be doing without him."

Everyone Else

Arianna Giametti: "Arianna's enchanting in that she's pretty and well-spoken, but also because she's got depth beyond that alone.  She drinks with the Doc and doesn't seem like she takes shit either.  She's also one of the most passionate people about finding a good Tradition that I've met.  She's nice to me.  I like her."

Grace Evans: "I was told that she's one of the default 'leaders' of our community of mages in the city.  She seems stressed and worried a lot.  I think that's a lot of responsibility to put on a twenty-something, personally.  Aren't there any old people around to take that kind of stress off her shoulders?"

Nicholas Hyde: "Nick's a friend of Doc's, and that's how I got to meet him.  He's reserved, seems to be playing everything very close to the sleeve, you know?  But he's helped me out, and though I don't always know what his motives are exactly I'm always rather well assured that they are good ones."

Penelope Mars: "Pen is like a Knight out of stories.  She's valiant and bold and she kind of knocks you off your feet with the first impression she gives, then does it again and again.  Part of that's probably her Resonance, but I think that's also just the way that she is and will continue to be.  She set me up with her Verbena friend, Thane, and I'm thankful to her for it."

William Holmes: "I didn't really trust Will at first, and I don't know precisely how far I trust him now.  I don't think he's malicious or anything like that, but he doesn't exactly keep the best friends and he's told me himself that he doesn't exactly make the best decisions either.  But he's likable and Awakened and these things hand-in-hand are good reasons not to lose someone's number."
Cabal

The Doc -

"I used to think I needed an adult in my life. Someone to help steer me toward a better future or a brighter tomorrow. Representative of the fact my continuing isolation after the accident, was bound to lead me down the road to dementia. I can safely and comfortably say after having met the Doc and been his apprentice, that that is a load of horseshit and adults are fucking insane. Still....if I had to be mentored by anyone, after hearing and seeing and listening to what other mages have had to say? I'd do it again. In a heartbeat..."

Margot -

"Little sister. There, I said it. Especially now. After everything. She got a raw deal in the mail and no time to pick up and get it back together, So...yeah. Hurt her, I'll kill you and burn the corpse if only to save you the trouble of making it onto her list of people to curse when she gets around to learning more about voodoo dolls. It'll be a favour and you'll owe me one..."

William Holmes -

Sigh. "You know if I had known the first time I met this guy, after all the other shit I have his name associated with second-hand, that my first reaction was going to be to invite him to join us, I may have taken up heavier drinking ot an opium habit. As it is, it helps me keep an eye on him and I need that for peace of mind. So does he, I think."

Others

Nick -

"This guy. Part of me feels like he's got something in mind for that brighter and better tomorrow but...only if we're all like him. Thinking and feeling and being like him and that's....just not possible. I wish him the best. I honestly want to know more about how he sees the world but...Different roads, I think. Different messages."

Penelope

"War, met thunder and called it a Light Brigade. Nice hair, great legs. Oh don't look at me like that..."

Grace

"...I am not a Vampire. Also, vampires don't exist. Also, fuck the Technocracy. Also: they are not listening, shut up!"
Margot's Contributions

Backgrounds
Library: 1
Resources: 1 (lol)

Spheres
Life: 2
Prime: 2
Spirit: 2
Correspondence: 1
Entropy: 1
Forces: 1
Matter: 1
Ned's Contributions

Backgrounds
Hahahahahahahaa...

Spheres
Matter: 2
Forces: 2
Entropy: 1
Life: 1
Mind: 1
Time: 1
Doc's contributions
Backgrounds
Allies: •••
Library: •••
Resources: •••
Smart-Assed Comments: ••••••

Spheres
Correspondence: ••
Entropy: •
Forces: ••
Life: •••
Matter: •••
Mind: ••
Prime: ••
Spirit: lol that's why he keeps Kiara around
Time: ••

Doc's opinions
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William has opinions! About things!

Cabalmates
Dr. Andrés Sepúlveda: He's the cantankerous old man who yells at you to get off of his lawn but then gives you weird practical gifts because it's not like he can actually come out and say he likes you. He's still yelling at me to get off his lawn, but Sepúlveda is solid enough to be an emergency contact. Other than that, I don't think he actually knows what my legal name is or really anything about me beyond what my blood type is and whether or not I'm an organ donor. 

Ned Gaites: The first and most notable conversation I had with Ned is the one in which he called me an idiot, threatened to kill me, and then invited me to the cabal. I've concluded that this is pretty much just Ned, and he's good on his word. I like that.

Margot Travers: She's like a trainwreck. Not to say that she's a mess, but rather that she feels like gruesome and bloody carnage that you can't look away from and it's all wrapped up in wide eyes and insight. Margot actually listens to me, but that is because I've got months of actually talking to her. Friends listen to each other.

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Other people:

Grace Evans: Grace has seen me go from a hot mess to an older, scarier hot mess. She mistakes being a leader for being a tyrant, or that being a leader makes you automatically assume you are better than everyone else. There's no telling her that, though- and since she doesn't see herself as a tyrant she won't take the full responsibility of being a leader. 

Nick: Half of Pen-and-Nick. He's a really, really nice guy. I mean, really nice. And really chill. I seriously can not imagine him ever being mad at anything; he's the kind of person I would want to kill me if I needed to be removed from the cycle so it's good that he's a Euthanatos. 

Pen: My fencing buddy, my fellow adventurer, the poet who meets with me in armoires and isn't afraid of diving head first into things. Pen is what a Flambeau is supposed to be, and I wish I had known her sooner than I did. I would gladly be her second any day. 

Kiara: We haven't gotten drunk and gone out cave diving in awhile. It's been a long time, but we've seen some pretty awe-inspiring and world-shattering things together. I don't think I've seen her since even before I was initiated, though- one of those friendships that just move and people go in separate directions. I wouldn't mind converging again. 

Alexander: So. Damn. Serious. 


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What he's bringing to the table

Backgrounds: 
Library: 3
Resources: 2
Allies:

Spheres:
Entropy: 1
Forces: 2
Life: 2
Matter: 2
Mind: 2
Prime: 3
Spirit: 2
Time: 3
[Effective October 31st, until further notice...]


Due to recent events, the entire main Study of the Cabal House is now afflicted with the following Resonances and Effects:

Charged (Temperamental): Noticeable (3 Degrees)

There is a sense of unhinged electricity, like sudden sparks around a gas leak. The hint of danger around a powder keg. The air is charged and one can almost feel the tension pushing back against the skin and bones. Static electricity is ever present and the sense of something hovering overhead, unseen but ominous lingers.

Feral (Elemental): Noticeable (3 Degrees)

Prey and Predator instinct. A keen awareness of sensory input and the raw sense that control is maintained by a leash and not by reason and rationale. Hair raises and nerves fray.

Encompassing (Stabilizing): Subtle (2 Degrees)

The yawn of vastness, a sense of the insignificant and a grander scheme. Every light is a pinprick in an open valley and there is nothing but space in all directions. Wide, open, inviting and humbling.


Paradigms Opposed: Scientific, Centered/Calm, Focused.

Paradigms Supported: Primal, Experimental, Zealous.