Our story begins with a simple mission drop. Boleyn, Moros Guardian of the Veil and Edgetender of The Flying Circus Cabal, is handed a package. No note and the person, someone she recognizes as being a new member clumsily hands it off to her and walks away trying in vain to not look completely suspicious. She shrugs and heads home hoping its an old fashioned mission briefing.
At home she opens the package and finds an old record. Turning it over she sees that is magicked but assumes that she should play it. Its about this time that Iblis, the newest member of the Cabal, Mastigos and now completely orderless wanders in. Admist the pound heavy German rock he sits down to listen and stare. After a moment both catch on that the sounds have Atlantian in them and a lot of Atlantian imagery, and then Fractal comes in. When the record stops Boleyn looks puzzled. Fractal suggests they flip the record around and try that since its a common gimmick. That is when they began to hear a discussion in Atlantian English and German simultaneously about how the hierarchy is evil. Magic begins to glow and as the last few sentences die away the spell lashes out at the three of them. Iblis, caught off guard is the first to be taken and though she tries to hold out Boleyn too gets bowled over by the spell. Fractal on the other hand has a shield up and escapes. He manages to Counterspell Boleyn
When the Magic dies down Fractal looks over at his two Cabal mates. Both seemed dazed and shaking their heads. Unfortunately Iblis seems to be under a spell if his pattern is to be believed. AS Fractal tries to figure out the spell the Iblis begins to deride his Prior order, the Mysterium. The spell seems stuck on Iblis who is quickly accepting his new ideas and attempting to look less “stuffy” via a stick of eye liner from Boleyn’s bag. Mean while Boleyn is calling the Guardians, who are shocked she listened to the Record, only to find out the incompetent new boy left the note that specifically gave Boleyn orders NOT to listen to it, as well as her mission. She is to hunt down and take care of the problem through any means necessary. This band can not be allowed to continue production of this record due to their being mass awakenings all over the world connected with it.
Iblis mean while is awoken and disgusted with the gunk on his face. He begs Boleyn to take it off via her attainment, which she does happily. Iblis then gets hit in the head via a well placed scroll from the Mysterium. It basically announces in stuffy grand wording that if he investigates the spell and gives them a report on it they will consider reinstating his Mysterium membership, though he will have to go through the ranks. Boleyn meanwhile is emailing in order to get her details including a list of places and Consilli that have been effected by the Awakenings.
Iblis asks if he can use the internet off Fractals computer since his was taken a month earlier after he was cast out from the Mysteriums. When given it he quickly logs onto Adept.mag, Explaining that in the prior consillium he was in he was technically the Emissary to the Free council and rather liked his counterpart there. She kept trying to convince him over and even went so far as to lend him her account. When she died of an unfortunate accident a note was left giving him access to use “honourably.” (well It was more like “don’t do anything I wouldn’t :p” ) but…
Anyway after about two hours of searching he finds what he needs. The group is from (or at least does their business in ) Germany and they are well known propagandists for the Free Council. They are Definitely mages but obviously don’t use their stage names as their shadow names. They also seem to use a disguising technique since no Free Council group claims them as members. There is also a tour schedule for this year. When Boleyn spots that her list matches she suggests we go find a place the Awakenings have happened. Iblis suggest Paris and he ports them outside of Paris. Unfortunately he gets a bedlem and due to having never actually provoked one before, fails to eat it.
Iblis is now narcissistic. hurrah .
The Guardians arrive and start to scold him, Iblis snubs them. Luckily Boleyn save the day by shutting Iblis up and asking politely to see the Epopt since she has a mission from Chernabog. They are lead by the Guardians, the two sphinx listening into the french via their attainment and Boleyn knowing it from high school. They are basically sounding worried and asking why they had to show up at a time like this. Iblis is miffed and even more so when they leave them outside for about six hours. Iblis rants, Boleyn listens and Fractal.. sleeps. When he finally shuts up the Guardians invite them in. The Epopt of the Consillium greets them and next to him is Chernabog. They apologize for the inconvenience and settles them down into a spare Sanctum for the time. The Epopt warns that right now is not a safe time for Free Councillors in Paris and to watch their step. They are sent away. Iblis suggest that they split up, He and Boleyn go to the Anthenium where he can at least get a look at the record, and Fractal go find the Free council.
Iblis brings Boleyn to the Paris Athenium and after a few moments of signs and code words gets them in along with a donation of wisdom. They once more listen to the record and then forget to shut it off so the spell doesn’t go off. Iblis has a mind shield up but it was overwhelmed and Boleyn had no shield up so both once more fall under the spell. Mind you they essentially have no idea what Anarchy is and so instead of setting fired to various things they express their low levels (respectively 1 and 2) of anarchy through going out and getting drunk. First though Iblis convinces Boleyn to cast vulgar magic, and leads her though it. Hence we acquire our fourth Cabal member, Gonzo of the free council and his bed.
Leaving the bed behind they take gonzo out to find bars for them. They proceed to get wasted and rant horribly about their respective Orders. Gonzo leaves sensing he needs help from Fractal. They then turn to the topic of Sex and find out that they can screw the Orders by screwing. Iblis, pulling off a spectacular combo of emotional urging and seduction, manages not only to get her in bed once, twice or three times but all night long, and well into the morning. They spend the rest of their time discussing the spell they are under and trying to see how deep it goes.
It turns out that the spell only messes with a persons perception of Hierarchy and is relative to boot. They hypothesize that the reason they are relatively reasonable Assuming that the diamond orders were not what the spell was meant for but rather people who had been “primed” via listening to the band often enough, then this spell is potentially dangerous.
They return to Their room for a little more alone time when Gonzo returns with Fractal in tow and the spells are dispelled mid coitus. Awkwardness ensues followed by quick explanations of their findings.
Fractal and Gonzo decide to take Iblis back to the sanctum