Things have certainly started to get interesting here. Over the last two weeks I have had the following happen:
I was given a genetic test via magic by the Red Order to determine what my non-human blood is (the blood that allows me to cast magic). It turns out it is an Empousa, or a “Daughter of Hecate”. I haven’t done the proper research to determine what the actual historical/demonological background is, so the attached link is a “rough” first copy.
Here is what I initially have found:
The empousai are the beautiful daughters of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. They feast on the blood of seduced men as they slept. Empousai are created by combining together dark magic, animal, and bronze.
Empousai are pictured as wearing brazen slippers and bearing flaming hair. The name is said to mean “one-footed.” This is because they are a one-legged hybrid, with a donkey’s leg and a Celestial Bronze prosthetic leg.
There is species of Hecatean demon called an empuse or empousa. The empusai are sent by Hecate to guard roads and devour travelers. According to some records, the empusai ran and hid, uttering a high-pitched scream at the sound of insults.
While I was there I did pick up five draughts of healing, leaving two in the truck, one with Khylo, one with Monica and one on me. I figure those are the most likely locations if shit hits the fan, plus I like Khylo and Monica and its sort of a safety blanket.
The club is going well. Mitch is a lot more friendly, and the girls have all fallen into a comfortable pattern. So that is refreshing for me.
Benson and Spike are working out well as FWB. When I was last with Benson though I discovered something about my shape changing. We were joking around about his living under a bridge (he is a troll) and I got on my hands and knees, baring my ass to him and I started bleating sexually.
He seemed very amused and we started playing around when I discovered I could shift into fur. I have since discovered I can shift pretty much into anything humanoid, including furry anthropomorphic creatures. This could be really good for dancing, and for playtime. I haven’t tried shifting genders yet, that one is a lot different then what I normally have done, same with things that are larger or smaller than me. I need to test those out in the future.
Finally, and most importantly I was awoken a few nights ago to a firefight. I will give a more detail writeup, but the basics were that a pack of vampires were trying to reach the city center where I saw flickers of light.
Their whole purpose was to get there and complete a ritual that would change them, make them more powerful. One of them even got through and did change. Fortunately the whole town was there.
Hunter and all of his dogs, Jessie was calling down priestly powers onto the vampires… yes the elves evidently have more than Abraxas to call on. We talked about that later and I haven’t determined what I will commit to writing about what she told me.
We stopped the vampires and I was told that I was right all along. There is a well of power below the ground there and the town basically defends it from bad things that come here. That would explain why so many weird things come here, it is a point of power, that is also on top of some ley lines. I am going to have to do more research about this.
I was really a bit perturbed when I found out everyone lied to me. But I have to agree that they were right to be suspicious of an “ex-Executioner” mage showing up and claiming to not remember anything. I think they are satisfied now that I am not lying to them.
So my goal between now and my next update:
- Continue studying magic, eventually goal after lightning is to bring my memory back and then focus on body magic.
- Practice shapeshifting, see what limits I have (fur, gender, size, etc). Also figure out what the shapeshifting gives me, do I gain any of their abilities or is it purely just physical.
- Research the well/ley lines in the area. Determine how I can tap them.
- Look for work.
- Look for ways to entertain myself while in Mason. I have a lot of opportunities to do that in Austin, but I think I am a little “too much” for most people in Mason to find anyone to play with.
Stay tuned for more.