C.R.: ((Sorry for the delay, people...I just had a heart attack by nearly accidentally deleting about 150 logs from my Hard Drive.))

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *Arrives at the coffee shop C.R. had requested at the arranged time.*

Cori Frost: ((ouch))

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: ((no worries and that would have sucked))

Erika Bremer: * She parks her bike outside and locks it up before steping into the shop. *

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *A very attractive teen girl with a pale complexion, just under average height with a petite frame curved just enough in all the right places. Short raven black hair hangs just past her chin, dyed with red, blue, blonde, green and purple streaks, purple bangs frame her face. A cigarette is often found dangling between her cherry red lips. Thick black eye liner and red eyeshadow, highlights her brilliant green eyes. Wearing a pleated black mini-skirt, with black satin bow, with a pair of black short tomb buckle boots. A black cropped tight baby-tee, emblazoned in pumpkin orange lettering "Tricks for Treats", exposing her midriff and bellybutton ring. Around her neck is a black velvet choker, with a silver pentacle hanging from it resting in the hollow of her throat.* (( http://www.wodnyc.net/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&album=1&pos=25 ))

Erika Bremer: {{ Sorry all. Have to afk. }}

C.R.: The coffee shop in question is called Hangman's Joy, and is a very out of the way place, nestled in the middle of the East Village. The place is small, with a sort of goth fanboy mystique to it. As the Roxy and Erika step inside, they see the dark reds, blues and purples of the place spread throughout the color scheme.

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *looks about to see if she can spot CR, offering a smile to Erika when she comes in right behind in*

Cori Frost: Her peitie form moved over towards the cafe after parking her used Subaru. She kicked the door closed behind her after slinging her bag over her sholders. Her snake slithing in her hair that was now long enough to pull back into a nice pony tail. She wore her favortie colors, black and purple. Purple fishnets, Black tanke, and a pleated purple plaid skirt.

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones -> C.R.: ((Lemon is on the phone most likely it is Greenfoot, so we can just assume she stays next to Roxy and she can catch up when she gets off the phone))

C.R.: The man is in fact there, sitting at a table, flipping through an issue of Sin City that he's pulled from one of the many plastic sleeves on the wall. The entire place is lined with alternative press and the darker, noir-style comic books. He looks up when the group steps in and grins to her. "Hey hey."

C.R.: ((DD: The man is in his mid-30's, tall and average weight, with a pure Classic goth style. His hair is cut short and spikey, with a Souxsie and the Banshee T-Shirt, very worn, a pair of black PVC pants, and Doc Martin books. A little extra eyeliner, the black lipstick...the whole deal. This was one guy who was Goth WELL before it was cool.))

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *offers a smile little smile when she spots him and his words. Then heads over to join C.R. at his table. Taking a look about the place to see how many sleepers might be present.*

Erika Bremer: * She does not bother to look around. Instead she just follows Roxy and hopes that he pager does not go off during this meeting. *

Cori Frost: Spotting Roxy heading over to said table she wanders over absently glancing about as she walks.

C.R.: The place is, in fact, empty beyond the three who just entered and the man at the table. C.R. slides the graphic novel back in it's spot, carefully, and waits for the others to join him at the table. He picks up a pack of cigarettes off the table and pulls one out, popping it into his mouth and setting a Zippo flame to it. "So, you I know, Roxy. Your friend..." He looks over to Erika. "...I know of, too, though we haven't been formally introduced. This lovely little lady, though, I don't." He grins a bit toward Cori.

Erika Bremer: * She takes a seat with a smile and lites up her own cigarette while she waits for it to begin. *

C.R.: ((*Grits teeth* Gotta reboot. Will be RIGHT back.))

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *once seated and waits for the other girls to take seats as well. Then places hand on Erika's shoulder with a smile* This is Erika and *indicating Cori* This is Cori. Guys this is the elusive C.R.

Cori Frost: She nods her head "hey nice to meet you both" she slips into a seat.

Erika Bremer: * She smiles to them both and takes a drag. *

Erika Bremer: * Then she flicks her ash and takes a moment to look around the place. *

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *leans over to whisper something to Erika*

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: ((hmm guess his computer is being a bitch))

Erika Bremer: * She smiles at whatever Roxy says. * " I like them too. I just wish I could keep them out of my crack. "

C.R.: ((Sincerest apologies, all.))

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *Grins at Erika's reply* Oh i don't know it kina looks sexy like that.

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: ((no worries))

Cori Frost: She stops stairing into spaceand leans against the table glancing to the other two.

C.R.: He rises long enough to give Erika and Cori a little, dramatic bow. "Ladies...a pleasure to meet the both of you."

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: There is two more of us that I know of in the city, Mariam and Keelia but never respond to the messages I left. *shrugs slightly*

Cori Frost: She smiles a little at the gesture of greeting she gestures to her slithering compainion "this is Corchen."

Erika Bremer: * She giggles. * " You too, CR. "

C.R.: Another bow is given to Corchen, with a wink...not to Cori, but to the snake. "Corchen, an honor to meet you as well. Come come, ladies...now, down to business, or pleasure. The two often coincide." He takes a seat, pushing the ashtray into the center of the table. "So, we've got a couple stragglers who couldn't make it...that's unfortunate. Beyond them, though, we seem to be it for the city, then?"

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods a bit* As far as I have been able to gather. We*indicating herself and the other two girls* and those other two are all new arrivals to the city. If there is more around they are even better hidden than you was.

Erika Bremer: * Her brows raise and she glances to Roxy. * " Thought that was one of the questions that we had for him. "

Cori Frost: "its not like we all wear signs.." she shrugs slightly, there are probably others or their aren't"

C.R.: "Hmmm." He frowns a little, then nods. "To be honest, we used to have a lot of us Darklings in the city, several years ago. Had ourselves a little headquarters, a home away from home. I ran it. 'course, this was before the whole shitstorm that the norms call the Reckoning came down on our pretty little heads. After that, all us Hollowers vanished." He shrugs. "Sucked ever since. I've been laying low, waiting for more to make their way here."

Erika Bremer: " The ones that left kept their mouths shut. Did you tell them to do that? I mean I have heard rumors about New York for years but nobody admits to being from here. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *glances to Erika with a smile and nods* It is but he asked first. *nods slightly to Cori's comment then turns her attetion back to CR* So does that you don't know of any others of us? *already guessing the answer but never hurts to confirm, then smiles a bit* You understand we have a lot of questions for you, like do you know what happened to the rest? I asked around on the railroad and they just seem to have vanished few if any turned up elsewhere. Also is the headquarters still around or able to be reclaimed?

Erika Bremer: * She flicks her ash again and wonders why the other girl is so quiet. *

C.R.: ((Let's try this again!)) He shakes his head to Erika. "I didn't say they left, honey. I said they vanished. As in, they were here today, gone tomorrow. And sadly, I don't know what happened to 'em, Roxy." He exhales a drag of smoke and ashes the cigarette. "Not like I haven't looked, either. They were just...gone. Kapoof. I woke up in HQ one morning to find 'em all just...not here."

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *furrows her brow at that* Thats... odd... *glances to the other two girls to guage their reaction as well.* Well then maybe that is something we can look into at a later date. Perhaps some of us have talents you don't that might help find things out dispit how long it has been.

Erika Bremer: " My name is Erika, CR. It's not honey. " * She smiles again. * " Assuming that all of their stuff was left behind then? "

Cori Frost: She nods her head a bit perplexed "we defently should look into it...incause it happens again."

C.R.: "Left behind and then some, yeah. Over time, I've recovered most of it, and have it safehoused, 'case they showed up or, frankly, I needed it in a pinch."

Erika Bremer: * She giggles again. * " Thats the law. If you die first we split up your stuff. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods a bit at that* Well we can look into it after you show us where it happened later. But while we are hear we have a few other aggenda's. First is the old chantry and or node still around and safe to use? And if so where are they? I don't know about the rest but I think we should restablish our presence in the city.

C.R.: A wink goes to Erika, and then he nods to Roxy. "That's about what I was thinkin'. The old chantry's not around...or rather, it is, but there's no way in Hell I'd use it, since it's known to the BH's. The node's good, though. I've got it warded up and linked here." He waves his hand around. "Nice little set-up here...lots of basement room below. It was a real steal, too." He chuckles.

Erika Bremer: " Are the Blackhats using it too or are they just watching it? "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods a bit and glances to the other two to see what they think before looking back to CR* Ok this works well enough as a meeting place and I suppose the basement rooms will work as the chantry, assuming thats your offer. Shouldn't be suspcious seeing any of us coming here. Though we would need keys to access the chantry part when we need.

C.R.: "Using the node?" He shakes his head. "Nope. One of the first things I did was disconnect the node from the place and make it all nice and hidden. Far as I know, no one even knows it still exists."

Cori Frost: She nods her head "sounds good to me"

Erika Bremer: " Oh, I thought that you said it was known to them. My mistake. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *glances to Erika with a smile* Think he meant the old chantry. *then back to CR*Speaking of which is the old chantry where they was when the disapeared?

C.R.: "No, the Chantry was known to them. Not the node. Well, the node was known, but a little tricky work, and it looked like it just died out in the Reckoning." He nods to Roxy. "That would be my offer, yeah. Still getting the place set up to be a proper Chantry, but I'll get you guys access. Was all in the master plan."

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods a bit* Thats cool we can all work on making the lower area's into a proper chantry. No reason for you to do all the work. Eventually you need to show us where the node really is... just incase something happens to you and we have to move again. *said with a friendly smile and a slight shrug, as if to say better safe than sorry*

Erika Bremer: " As long as I am not having to spread for the trads its a good deal. "

Cori Frost: "Nice plannin..was there any sign or warnings before the Warning?"

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *glances to Erika with a smirk at her comment* Yeah now you can go back to charging them money.

C.R.: "Yeah, they were all in the old chantry. We were there, tryin' to whether the whole thing out...dunno if any of you guys were Awake at the time, but it was a nasty time."

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *quirks her lips up* Well if the black hats are watching the old place still then investigating it will be hard. But something we should still look into... cautiously. But that can defently wait for now.

Cori Frost: "Probabaly not"

Erika Bremer: * She shakes her head at that. * " Dave is the only one I have met that has any money. "

C.R.: "Yeah, I'll show you where the node is soon." He stubs the cigarette out, and immediately relights a new on. His eyes move over to Cori. "And no, no warning. Just...poof. Like magic." A faint little smile at that.

Erika Bremer: " So if this is the Chantry what is it called? "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: Ok, well that brings us to our last major aggenda for the moment. What are we as a group going to do in the city and how will we interact with the others. *glances to the rest* I have been thinking about this for a bit so have some idea's on how to set up the chantry. I could print it out and post it up downstairs and then you can all take a look and we cant hen debate. Mostly rules for how we as a group will interact and rules for the chantry. Like showing each other respect and not using magic on each other with out permission. Basic shit like that but i figure having a set of formal rules for future noobs would be useful.

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *grins a bit and glances to Erika* Um and yeah that too.

C.R.: "Well, the Coffeehouse is Hangman's Joy. If you guys wanna get all official-like and named the chantry something different, we can do that." He shrugs. "I'm not picky."

Erika Bremer: * She shrugs. * " As long as we are not just calling it the chantry all the time I am cool with it. I know I use text messaging sometimes though and it would be nice to be able to call it something that the uniformed would not be able to figure out. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: Well I think we do need to become offical. I doubt we have a choice but to interact with the Trads at least some. Being organised and offical if you will, should make things better for us. So they stop trying to use us as little pawns.

Cori Frost: She glances to Roxy with a grin "well maybe we can think about ther name, unless either of you have any ideas"

C.R.: "A list of rules isn't too bad of an idea, long as we don't get Trad-strict. Don't wanna bog everyone down, become as bad as those Enochian-spoutin' fuckers in the 4E are."

Erika Bremer: ( Hmmm. Uninformed is what that was supposed to be but strangly uniformed still works. )

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *shakes her head* Nah mostly it will be common sense stuff like. Don't use magic on each other. Don't talk about the chantry or node to outsiders. Don't bring any other mages or other supers hear with out permission first. Things like that.

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: I am ok with Hangman's Joy.*shrugs a bit* Or we can come up with a seperate name.

C.R.: He smirks a little. "Yeah...there's a whole group that handles some of the shit like that. Any o' you guys heard of the treaty?"

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods a bit* Heard the basics of it, But why don't you tell us. Then we should decided if we want to join.

Erika Bremer: * She shakes her head at that. * " Never heard of any treaty. "

C.R.: "Basically, the gist of it is, don't fuck with those outside your type. We mages don't attack or use offensive or invasive magics on the fang-gangers and the howling furballs of doom, and they don't fuck us up, either. Anyone within the group is fair game. Also, attacking ANYONE and no magic south of Liberty Street, in downtown. That's the DMZ, as they call it. The Neutral Zone."

Erika Bremer: * She shakes her head at that. * " I dont like the sound of that. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods then shrugs a bit and looks at the rest* I am fine with that. Which brings up another point, how are we going to be organised in the chantry. Like who will be our king or queen.*can't help but smile always finding those titles a little silly but they seem widely excepted by the Hollowers as a whole* We will also need a diplomate to go talk to the other chantries on our behalf as a chantry. Obviously individuals can talk on their own but i mean in a offical capacity.

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *at Erika's words* Well we don't have to decided on that right now. We need to set up the chantry and get orgnaised first before we could join even if we want too.

Erika Bremer: " I really think that agreeing on the rules will go a long way when it comes to finding out who is actualy going to join. It might be better to do that before we start boosting egos with dumb titles. " * She smiles half jokingly. *

Cori Frost: "well ROxy you know more people, and you seem diplomatic enough" She shrugs.

C.R.: A little nod to each of them. "To each their own on the treaty...personally, I'm a fan 'cause it keeps the asshole undeads from trying to suck me, and not in the good way. Never had a problem with the furries, myself. As to the rest of it...I kinda had a thought of myself as one of the head honchos, but I'm an arrogant asshole." A grin. "One with connections and experience, but an asshole, nonetheless. We are a democracy, after all, and I'm open to suggestions."

Erika Bremer: " Well from the way you described the treaty it sounds like a third party is enforcing it. I dont like that at all and it seems like it would encourage individuals to deal with the other factions as far as business goes. Thats not a great idea. Some of those fangers are really sneaky I have heard. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: Well no we don't have to assign titles now, I was more talking how we will establish ourselves. I am all for democarcy but at times there needs to be a leader or a few to make quick descisions when needed and a offical diplomate. Least when we deal with the trads we kinda got to play by their rules. But as Erika said we also need to agree on who all can join, I think we need to open the doors a little wider than just ourselves. Personally i suggest Orphans and Ronin trads as well, can seek membership.

C.R.: "Absolutely." He nods to Roxy. "That's always the way I've worked. Not like the 4E fuckers, who say 'If you don't profess undying love for ol' Hermes, fuck off."

Erika Bremer: ( Ten minute warning for me. Have to leave to close the bar tonight. Sorry. )

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: ((no worries we got most of the vital stuff out of the way. We can do a forum post of the rules and postions and debate it IC there.))

Erika Bremer: " I have no problem at all with Orphans or Ronin joining as long as we check them out. Not like we really need a Hermetic spy looking over our shoulders. "

C.R.: ((Perfect))

Cori Frost: She nods her head "i thought that was understood"

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods in agreement* Yes defently we will have to check out any potional members with magic as well as mundane means but if they pass and are ok with abiding by the rules we establish I am good with it. Also as far as focus, I think the chantry focus beyond our mutal survival and helping each other should focus on protecting and helping sleepers. To many of our own kind and others are arrogent and care nothing about normal people like they think there better than them. *grins a bit amussed* To Quote Spiderman... With great power comes great responicablity.

C.R.: "iffy movie. Good point, though." He nods. "That also's always something I've run with. My chantry was never about just those in it...it was about the Sleepers all around, makin' sure they were kept safe. It wasn't as much of a problem, after the BH's dropped off their shit...but now that they're back in action, from what I hear, we'd better get to making sure the bystander body count is as low as possible."

Erika Bremer: * She shrugs. * " If its a problem and we can do somthing to help I will try to pay attention long enough to do something. I have nothing against sleepers. Well, except for this one guy that still wants to be my boyfriend. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *nods a bit* Ok I guess then other than establishing postions, rules, we are done. Later you can shows us the node but how about a tour of the place? ((since Erika-p needs to go to work any minute))

Erika Bremer: * She glances back down to her pager and sighs. * " Fuck. I have to get back to work guys. I am sorry if I seem a little weird or unreasonable but I just want to get everything settled and set. I dont have any problem joing up with you guys and this chantry. Really I am looking forward to it. "

C.R.: He nods. "Sounds like a plan." He stands up, and gives a flamboyant little gestures toward the back rooms. "Your guided tour awaits, miladies."

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *leans over and gives Erika a kiss* No worries, I have never established a chantry either. We will have time to debate the finer details. I just wanted to well accomplish what we have and get the ball rolling so to speak. Seeya after work boo.

Erika Bremer: * She smooches Roxy back. * " Yes you will. Text you if your not home when I get off. "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *stands up with CR to go on the tour.* I should be, seeya then boo.

Erika Bremer: " Thanks for talking to us, CR. Hope to get to know you better soon. Bye Cori and Cori's serpent. "

C.R.: "Good eve, Erika. An honor and a pleasure." A wink.

Cori Frost: "It was nice meeting You again Erika "

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: *then follows CR on a tour of the place*((keep going or just fade?))

Cori Frost: She follows as well

C.R.: ((Gonna probably have to fade here, guys. I'll send you all a link to the full description of the place later...something's come up, and my comp keeps giving me problems, I don't wanna crash out mid-tour.))

Cori Frost: ((sounds good to me))

Anastasia "Roxy" Jones: ((ok works for me, had fun. Glad we finally got to do this. Will have a forum post up later today. bye guys))

C.R.: ((Thanks for the scene, guys. *Hugs all*))

Cori Frost: ((defently was fun))