The next session began on June 21st, the summer solstice having just happened. When consulted about the possibility of Winona Martin attending the Sun Dance that year, Nigan recommended that this year be spent developing bonds with the new Dreamspeaker. If she is still serious about her culture at that point, she should be invited to next year. The Dreamspeakers consensus determined that she would not be invited that year. The New Age Festival once more happened at the park and Richard attended. The fae, both the Sidhe and the Commoners, were in attendance and kept things relatively civil, with the help of Richard. Isaac attended and generally participated in rituals and the like. Nyx brought her new apprentice, Phoebus, as well as finding an opportune moment to rather theatrically light herself on fire.
At Sabine’s suggestion, the cabal decided to map out the ley lines and nodes of the surrounding area and see what patterns emerge. Upon performing some analysis, it seemed that there were no patterns to the ley lines. That was remarkable in and of itself. As they were considering it, Nigan illustrated some writing he remembered from his seeking. It turned out to be a pictographic proto-enochian. Sabine identified the writing as belonging on the wall of a tower in ‘the city around the pyramid.’ Nigan revealed that he visited the remains of this tower in his recent Seeking, and shared the guessed location of Orenda’s domain, where he believed the tower top to be. The cabal then decided to make preparations and go visit the Dark Spirit.
Nigan packed a bundle of spirit awakened tobacco as an offering. Nyx opted to create a bottle of sunlight as a trump card in case things go wrong. Food supplies were packed. Isaac decided to create some protective coats for any who asked for them. Dynamite was obtained in case the cabal found Ibliss’ Reliquary.
Venturing into Orenda’s domain, on the second day, an owl approached the cabal. Nigan spoke to it and told it that the cabal had come to see the wall in Orenda’s lair. She granted them access and the cabal found the lair. Entering the ruins of a tower, they inspected a wall of writing. Finding as well that there was a passage down below to ‘The City’, the cabal negotiated for passage. Orenda agreed and they ventured below.