Richard received word about an Immortal that came to town, Tasya Desny. He hired Nigan to look into her current location. Nigan headed down to Isaac’s autobody garage to ask questions as to the immortal’s visit there. According to Yongjin Lee, Tasya entered the autobody shop and talked to him. She discerned that he was new, identified him as a student of Richard’s, and mentioned that she knew where to get her car repaired in the future. After interviewing Yongjin, Nigan reached out to his contacts at the Ministry of Transportation and received a copy of Tasya’s driver’s license renewal. The records included that she’d renewed the license about a month ago, what her license plate was, and where it is she lived. It also included that her admittance to Canada was fast tracked by a chemical company, who claimed she was working for them, using her PHD, on something unspecified.
Richard opted to pay a visit to Tasya in order to say hello. He brought Nyx and Nigan along, indirectly making himself seem more imposing by their presence. Tasya’s apartment was barely furnished, containing only the bare essentials as well as a small library of english and russian literature classics. She had a pseudo-friendly chat with Richard, who asked about when she got her PHD in chemical sciences. She told him it was in the 60’s some time. They mutually agreed that there should be peace between them. During the entire meeting, Tasya remained quite on edge and something was off.
After leaving Tasya’s place, Nyx did some divining with Ring of Truth and discovered that Tasya represented a threat to the city of Toronto. Some further digging on Richard’s part brought him to Darius. Darius informed Richard that Tasya was a KGB agent, and thus she probably was ‘merely a spy’ and that was most likely the threat she represented. Further divining from Nyx showed that she wasn’t planning an imminent attack on the people of Toronto, and thus the cabal set the matter of Tasya’s presence aside for the moment.
While the cabal returned to the topic of the Nephandi in the city, a messenger spirit arrived at Richard’s training room. It came bearing a present from the Fortress of Government. The issue of the Nephandi and it’s fake paperwork had been bumped up to Metatron. It found a witness statement from a spirit of order that a woman had just been abducted by a man with a French-Algerian accent from the streets of Toronto. When records of the incident started to go missing, Metatron forwarded the information to the cabal to allow them to act. They sprang into action.
Nyx called for backup, dropping the Nephandi’s identity as a target to generate some extra help. A trio of consors and Meskhenet Mazu were sent to provide reinforcements. Nyx tuned herself in to the resonance of terror generated by the abducted woman that the Nephandi abducted. Following that resonance, the cabal were able to locate the apartment the Nephandi had taken her to. Kicking in the door, they caught the bastard with his pants down, stabbed him, burned his junk, then disabled him and captured him. The woman he abducted was ‘memory fogged’ by Meskhenet and then released.
Also found in the Nephandi’s apartment were many books, all kept in boxes. They were a series of books and journals. The books were an infernal library featuring Faith, High Ritual, and Malefic practices. The journals focused on a group of people known as the Eaters of the Weak, a group of proto-Nephandi that existed before the formalized invention of Cauls. They were written by Ishack-el-Ibliss (sp?), who took their name after the demon Ibliss. The Eaters of the Weak ruled a city called Baht. Sabine had a past life flashback where she remembered being a high priestess of the Eaters of the Weak. There were two grimoires found amongst the Nephandi’s property. One of which was the Kitab Al Kadir, a grimoire that through High Ritual, Alchemy, and Crazy Science taught all spheres at rank 1. The other, the Libris (cough cough), taught Arete 3, Spirit 3, and contained the true names of a number of demons. Meskhenet called in a favour to have the grimoires checked against Nephandic traps. The Kitab was clean, but the Libris featured a trap upon the Spirit teachings, one which would make a connection to a Nephandic lord and would trigger a meeting with a Caul in that person’s future.
Nigan had a meeting with Idris when the Nephandi was brought in. They discussed the situation of the King in Yellow and more or less agreed that destruction of the echo was the best course of action. They discussed the Grange itself and it’s nature as a seemingly natural yet incredibly well constructed for being natural trap. It became apparent through the conversation that Idris was aware of the Pyramid beneath the city. Nigan told him of the presence of Ibliss and the idea of the phylactery being a network of caves.
Nigan met with Carina White about breaking the demon pact on the Nephandi before he is put to death. She contacted a high umbrood by the name of Zadkaiel, supposedly an angel of mercy. She agreed to serve in his court for one season in exchange for him breaking the bond. She agreed to do so.
Richard brought home the Nephandi’s library of books and journals for further research. Nigan paid a visit to Valerie Beauchamp to inform her of the Nephandi’s capture, and to tell her of the latest victim in need of counciling. With these last loose ends wrapped up, the cabal decided to take some time to delve into their own individual studies. 3 seasons will pass before the next story begins.