Scene 2 Underneath the Rich

 
Laele moves to the area where it was easier to hide and turned her attention to looking around the area for anything she might have missed.
(awareness with 2 motes in 1st excellency)

Scanning area
Dice Roll: 7d10s7az
d10 Results: 9, 10, 7, 8, 9, 6, 2 (Total Successes = 6)
Perception+Awareness+2 Excellency (6)

Mommut follows as stealthily as possible and upon arriving in the balcony, begins to peer at the childrens faces, searching for Damon.

Moving as quietly as possible
Dice Roll: 3d10s7az
d10 Results: 6, 10, 8 (Total Successes = 3)
Dexterity (3)

Scanning cages for Damon
Dice Roll: 6d10s7az
d10 Results: 9, 5, 9, 9, 7, 6 (Total Successes = 4)
Perception + Awareness (4)

Pellaelin follows Fury up, taking in the sight and seeing what strategies would be most effective.

Following Fury up as quietly as possible
Dice Roll: 3d10s7az
d10 Results: 6, 6, 2 (Total Successes = 0)
Dexterity (0)

Taking in sights
Dice Roll: 5d10s7az
d10 Results: 9, 10, 9, 4, 3 (Total Successes = 4)
Perception+Awareness (4)

Mommut and Pellaelin follow Fury up the stairs, although Pellaelin was not as quiet. Fury stopped at the top and turned around putting a finger to her mouth with pursed lips and then gestured them to follow. No one seemed to pay attention to them as they went over to where Laele crouches down peering over the small wall. They looked on and listened on what the exalt was preaching. They both join her with Fury and are all peering over the barrier.
Mommut focused in on the boy dark skinned boy wearing animal skins... Damon... The cage was hanging over the center of near the man speaking.
Everyone began to notice something about the child filled cages, a slow drips of blood from each of them, once they hit the ground they begin to glow a bright red as they land in a groove on the ground shaped in a strange Arcane mark. After they notice that they realize that the pattern in which the cages had been put strategically over head shaped like the Arcane mark. The group notes that the chains are all leading to a portion of the room against the wall where two cultists monitor the chains and the wheel levers keeping them suspended above.
The exalt, presumably Baron, is dressing in a robe made completely of orichalcum. In one hand he held a orichalcum staff and in the other he held a clear orb. Baron continues his sermon, "The cursed Dragon blooded have brought creation into ruin. Everyday the Fae pushes their borders in more since they do nothing to stop them. Everyday they tax all the cities of creation to fund their wars to keep control of us. And the Scarlet Empress has gone missing and now they are just a headless Dragon. Now is the time to strike against them and take Creation back. Now is the time, with the Children of Unconquered Sun returning to bring us into the next Golden Age."
"All Hail the Unconquered Sun!" The crowd of cultists cheer.
The Exalt continues gesturing to the cages above, "These chosen ones will serve the Unconquered Sun by helping us summon a powerful force that will help us put an end to the Dragon Blood and cleanse the Blessed Isle. The time is nigh my friends. And all of you will be rewarded for your devotion to myself and the Unconquered Sun." The cultists cheer loudly.

Pellaelin was never one for quiet moving. Being a chronicler and medic meant not having to worry too much about being silent. He looked at the arcane symbol to determine its purpose. Then it became a question of how to handle the congregation, especially if Baron is what he appears to be.


Identifying the Arcane Mark
Dice Roll: 7d10s7az
d10 Results: 6, 7, 2, 3, 4, 9, 6 (Total Successes = 2)
Intellegence + Occult (2)

Mommut whispers in a hushed, but harsh tone to the others.

"This is an abomination! If anyone should spill blood to oppose the Scarlet Empress it should be the blood of those who oppose her, not the blood of captive children... Agree with their goals or not, this must end."

Laele spends some time looking at the symbol trying to divine it's meaning with the little training in the occult she had. This one agrees, ritualistic sacrifice is something this one does not condone. she said to Mommut making a mental note of his stance on the dragon blooded and the empire.

Identifying the symbol
Dice Roll: 6d10s7az
d10 Results: 10, 8, 8, 7, 9, 3 (Total Successes = 6)
Intellegence + Occult (6)

Both Pellaelin and Laele identify it is a demon summoning circle and that the strength of the demon depends on the amount of innocent blood filling the circle.
Laele takes her knowledge one step further recalling when she read a story from the first age while on the Blessed Isle. This circle is for summoning a Demon of the Third Circle. That is a power known only by the God-like First-Age Solars. The Solar Circle Sorcery being cast here is mighty indeed. Thankfully, the ritual is perhaps only about half complete at this point and by the rate it is filling won't be ready for at least a couple more days. The size of the Demon that would come through a portal this size would more then likely destroy all of Nexus upon its summoning.

"I'm not a priest, but I don't think the Unconquered Sun approves of calling up demons in such a fashion. Here's our situation: there is a multitude of followers I don't think we can hope to overcome on our own, and that is not counting Baron himself, who makes the odds even more incredibly against us. I think we need another approach to this if we want to save those children."

Baron spreads his arms towards a group standing nearby, "Brother Herachio, I understand we have a new group of initiates. Please bring them forth presently to be blessed by the Unconquered Sun." One man leads a group of 5 up all of which still have their hoods down.
One by one Baron goes through asking "To attain your place next to the Unconquered Sun in the heavens, do you swear fealty and undying devotion to the Unconquered Sun for as long as you live? Do you swear to forsake the cursed Dragon-spawn that rule this hand with an iron fist?" After the proper 'I do's, Baron takes a knife, and pricks in pointer finger, and drips a drop of blood into each of their mouths. Then pulls up their hood and sends them to join the rest of the crowd. Each new recruit is met with a cheer.




 

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