Path of Glory
- 1 The Path of Glory
- 1.1 The Mission
- 1.2 The History
- 1.3 The Story So Far
- 1.3.1 Act One: The Papal Killings (Complete)
- 1.3.2 Act Two: The Battle of Manhattan (Ongoing)
- 1.3.3 Act Three: The War of Heaven and Earth (Mid-February 2022 to April 2022)
- 1.4 The Players
- 1.5 Logs
The Path of Glory
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
-- Yeats, The Second Coming
- Plot Runner: Chas Chandler
- Status: Ongoing
- Tenure: November 2021 - ???
The Archangel Michael has decided that the Great Experiment that is the Universe needs to be reclaimed and returned to the Presence in order to begin anew. What is his reasons? Why is it focused on Manhattan? And, most importantly, how can you expect to fight a being so overwhelmingly powerful?
The Presence is the driving force of what created all things. It goes by many names: God, Brahman, The Creator. This much is known. What isn't known is that he wasn't the direct hand in the creation. The creation of the universe was delegated to two beings. One of those was the Archangel Michael.
The Archangels, after Creation was settled, were tasked with seeing that it continued without error. But something must've gone wrong, as Michael has returned to Earth claiming it is in error and must be restarted.
The Story So Far
Act One: The Papal Killings (Complete)
The Murder Investigation
A series of murders in Hell's Kitchen is given to Detective Sara Pezzini, holder of the Witchblade. She brings in Cael Becker of the FBI/SHIELD and Jonathan Sims, the Archivist, to consult. Phoebe Beacon/Balm, Lasariel Weiss, and Virgil Solomon (ally to Lady Death) also come to visit the latest victim of what will become known as the Papal Killer. While there, the group discovers that the one doing the killings is an avenging angel of some kind.
As the investigation continues and more murders pile up, the team starts to talk about laying traps or baiting out the angel. It becomes clear that the prime suspects for having summoned an angel are within the newly minted Justice League Dark. A plan is laid out by Jon Sims and Lydia Dietrich to capture and bind the angel, then try to exorcise it from whomever summoned the being.
Red Robin tracks down the one missing crime scene, and the investigators go there to find the angel watching. It reveals itself to them, and the team discovers that Cael Becker has been taken as its latest victim. Sara, Jon, Lasariel, and Rien D'Arqueness go after Becker while Lady Death, John Constantine, Meggan Puceanu, Phoebe Beacon, and Zatanna Zatara track the angel to the Laughing Magician. Both sides fight the angel while trying to complete the binding--and discover that it was Chas Chandler who summoned the angel. Ultimately, the binding is successful and the angel subdued.
Binding and Exorcism
It did not come without a price. Cael had been tortured and nearly killed, and then was mind-controlled into fighting Jon, who wound up pinned to a wall by a giant nail. Meggan had to call upon the energies of Nullspace to power the binding, affecting her faerie nature deeply. Phoebe had to watch Meggan go from looking like her adopted sister to a thing of nightmares. Zatanna and John had to fight a friend. Lydia's faith had been deeply challenged. And the plan to bind the angel in two places and drag it through Nullspace accidentally (very briefly) ended the universe. Just a blip, but enough to be noticed--Stephen Strange, the Sorceror Supreme, is among those who notice, and comes to the JLD to find out what happened. He is, naturally, none too pleased.
Several people talk to the angel, and to Chas, while he's bound in the back room of the Laughing Magician. Chas begs Zatanna to kill him. The angel speaks to Lydia of faith. Meggan brings him sweets from Liverpool, and John tries to con some answers out of the angel. Cael faces the angel to affirm that she did not deserve the punishment it gave. Lasariel comes to comfort her boyfriend in his time of trouble. And Jon Sims, after a therapy session with Lucifer himself, uses water tainted by Hell to burn the angel's wing and force it to reveal itself as Michael Demiurgos.
The exorcism... backfires. Instead of sending Michael back to the Gates of Heaven, Chas winds up there, and Michael free to go gather his army of angels to invade Manhattan. The heroes' attempts to stop Michael accidentally empower him, so that even Lady Death's sword Apocalypse is unable to stop him. Michael plans to take back those who bound him for punishment--Jon, Meggan, Rien, Zatanna, Lydia--but Jon offers to take the punishment for his friends, and inadvertently seals himself to a larger fate. Michael shows mercy in response to this act of self-sacrifice and accepts the deal; he will punish Jon alone, at a later time. He informs the group that he will return at the Epiphany, and then quite literally blows the roof off the Laughing Magician as he leaves.
Act Two: The Battle of Manhattan (Ongoing)
Reeling from the loss of their friend, the Justice League Dark begins to prepare for the invasion and find allies--and inadvertently makes enemies. Caitlin Fairchild of the Titans, coming to investigate the ruins of the Laughing Magician, calls upon Michael's power when Lucifer's demons arrive. She soon gets a visit from Michael, and begins to speak of the glories and peace Michael promises, gathering followers in St. Patrick's, her parish church.
New members of the Justice League Dark arrive in time to aid the cause, including the Atlantean sorceror Atrun-Rai and Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider. Nettie Crowe (recently returned from an accident with a blood doll) gathers the JLD to astrally project themselves to the Silver City in Heaven, to see if they can rescue Chas. They find him merged with the Gates of Heaven, and Michael preparing an army. The Archangel Uriel arrives to give the group some scope of what's happening and ushers them away.
A series of angelic visitations begins to outline the scope of the trial our heroes face. Raphael comes to Cael, to help her recover from her torture at Michael's hands. Gabriel comes to Lydia, to reaffirm her faith and direct her to help where needed most. And Uriel comes to Jon on Christmas morning, informing him that he has been placed at the center of the conflict. This conflict is greater in scope than they could have imagined--they are participating in nothing less than a trial for the fate of their universe. Michael wishes to re-make the universe so that it will be more stable, but Uriel and Gaea conspired to allow mortals a chance to right things themselves. Gaea puts forward Her champions with a heavy heart, but with faith in their ability to succeed in the end.
Allies are gathered, plans made, evacuations called. The Justice League Dark will face the vanguard of the Host on January 6th, but they will not be alone. They call upon the Justice League, the Titans, SHIELD, the Avengers, the X-Men, even the Brotherhood of Mutants. Lady Death is preparing her own army for war, her own goal to destroy Michael by any means necessary.
In the meantime, Caitlin is gathering followers, and power, as Michael's own mortal champion in the fight. Lasariel Weiss--now Asariel Basotini--has reverted to using her true name, and is learning about her true heritage as one of the Nephilim. The meteor carrying the Vanguard of the Host is nearing Earth--as catalogued by Jane Foster--and people are flocking to New York, hoping to be there when Heaven arrives on Earth.
On the eve of battle, three more archangels visit those involved in the fray. Two of them bear messages from Chas. The Metatron reassures Asariel that Chas is alive and able to be saved, while giving her a piece of the Gate on which Chas hangs. Sandalphon visits Phoebe, telling her that her adopted father believes in her and trusts her, and helps her to handle the roiling emotions with which she contends.
Jophiel visits Lady Death, and tries to remind her of her mortality by repeatedly calling her by her birth name--Hope. Lady Death proclaims that Hope is dead, and demands to know why Heaven turned away from her when she was burned at the stake. Jophiel reveals that the angels hated to see Hope suffer, but that it was at the behest of the Hell Lord's patron, Endless Death. Lady Death, in grief and rage, banishes Jophiel and returns to preparing for war.
Arrival of the Vanguard
Dawn on January 6th reveals the angelic vanguard to the world. The angels arrive at St. Patrick's Cathedral, where the defenders of Manhattan are gathered to meet them. The force splits in two.
On one side, Gaea's Champion and Michael's Champion--Jon Sims and Caitlin Fairchild--face off, while Lady Death takes on Michael and her undead horde takes on his armies. Atrun-Rai is killed, Sims is nearly killed, and Caitlin experiences pain like she's never known when Sims hits her with the power of the Void. Lydia flees the battle, and Cael shoots Michael with bullets infused with the last of the unholy water Sims got from Lucifer. That and Lady Death's strikes are enough to cause Michael to explode--which turns out to raise his angels from the dead.
On the other, Batman takes charge, leading Zatanna, Sara, Red Robin, Phoebe, and Johnny in the battle. Batman takes Michael on directly, his strikes infused with a piece of the Cross--and causes Michael to show fear. Zatanna, Phoebe, and Tim hold off the angelic army while the Ghost Rider damages Michael. Sara and the Witchblade find themselves facing a foe stronger than any they've ever encountered--which causes Witchblade to briefly take over.
Both sides call for a retreat. The mortals head to Grand Central Station, fortified by Red Sentinel and taken by SHIELD and the JLD as headquarters for the defense of Manhattan. Offers of help begin to flood in while those who've already been in the fight try to make sense of what's happening. Sims is promoted to full Agent of SHIELD and Field Commander of the Manhattan operation--while Peggy Carter laments that she can't be out in the field.
Jon, recognizing that the failure of his side of the battle was his own fault, orders a turn to more stealth-based tactics. He goes back to Uriel for information and receives word of Michael's plan: he is searching for six sites in Manhattan, wellsprings of Gaea's power. The shape of the sites is a Magen David, Star of David. If Michael can activate these sites, he will be able to use that power to reset the universe. The defenders of Gaea must defend the sites, lest Michael win.
In the meantime, Caitlin is being visited by various people who try to talk her out of siding with Michael. Donna Troy, Batman, and Terry O'Neil all make their attempts, but Caitlin is steadfast in her faith in Michael--though she does have some mishaps along the way.
This culminates in a confrontation between Caitlin and Johnny Blaze. Caitlin calls into Titans Tower for information--and it just so happens that Donna and Jon were discussing his use of Void power and their worries about Caitlin. The two of them come to break up the confrontation, in which it becomes clear that Caitlin has received a /lot/ of power from Michael--and yet is still true to her own ideals, insisting that the angels not kill mortals.
Having proven himself with his non-violent stance in the confrontation, Jon takes a walk in the depths of the Rockefeller Nature Preserve and receives a vision of Gaea. She affirms her choice of Champion and reveals why she chose him--for his heart, and for what he can do to fix the imbalance of the universe. His impending martyrdom? Secondary--or perhaps merely a means to an end. She also grants him power, in order to even the odds.
The Star and the Seal
The Justice League Dark begins to put plans into play. Phoebe has a plan to absorb angelic energy to power herself up, Terry O'Neil publishes his interview with Michael, Meggan puts out word on social media, Zatanna begins to investigate questions of faith. And Jon looks into ways to temporarily seal the wellsprings, starting with the one he thinks is likely in Battery Park.
Lydia receives a vision of a way to seal the wellsprings for good. A Seal using the Sepirot, powered by the leyline under Manhattan, should seal all six of the sites and keep the angels from activating them--at least on the physical plane. Phoebe and Meggan will help her in this, and the orichalcum provided by Atrun-Rai will aid the shaping of the power. Jon decides to make his temporary seals as big and flashy as possible in order to distract the angels from what Lydia is doing.
Jon leads a group including Sarah Rainmaker, Clarice Ferguson, Blade, Sara Pezzini, Red Robin, Zatanna Zatara, and Lydia Dietrich to Battery Park, to scout for the wellspring they suspect is there. They find that the angels have arrived first, and are building a barrier around the wellspring in Bosque Fountain. The group fights off a whole battalion of angels, with Sara receiving her first real injury while holding the Witchblade, while keeping a Seraphim from dying in the fountain. Zatanna summons ancient zircon to kill the Seraph, and the fountain is safe.
Final preparations are made as the bulk of the heavenly forces are due to arrive. The Archangel Zadkiel visits Johnny Blaze and gives him the next area to scout: East Harlem. Cael and Jon both have interviews with Terry O'Neil, to get their side of the story out there. Lydia begins to make plans for her Seal.
And then, on January 15th, four billion angels arrive in New York.
Act Three: The War of Heaven and Earth (Mid-February 2022 to April 2022)
Michael Demiurgos - The Revelator, General of the Heavenly Host, Slayer of the Dragon. The Archangel Michael was inadvertently summoned by Chas Chandler in an attempt seize power to help those he cared for the most. Part of his bargain for this power was a measure of autonomy to act upon the world as he saw fit. His ultimate goal: to Reclaim all of Creation and return it to The Presence to see that the instability within the universe does not lead to a catastrophic collapse of all universes everywhere.
Jonathan Sims - Champion of Gaea, Field Commander of SHIELD in Manhattan, and one of the leaders of the Justice League Dark. Chosen by the First God to represent her belief and faith in her children, those who call Earth a home. He currently leads the forces arrayed in defense of Manhattan, and with the help of the Archangel Uriel is attempting to understand the imbalance that plagues our universe, in order to rectify the imbalance so Michael need not carry out his plan.
Caitlin Fairchild - Champion of Saint Michael, his Prophet, and the mortal enforcer of his Will in Manhattan. Driven by her own devout faith and the belief that Michael's plan will lead the universe into an age of renewed prosperity and peace. As his Hand, she is empowered with divine might by the greatest of the Heavenly Hosts which seems to only strengthen her resolve. She has amassed a veritable host of followers from all walks of faith and philosophy and has a militia of Warriors--mortals chosen by Michael to be worthy of joining the ranks of the Host--at her command.
Lady Death - Champion of Free Will. Lord of the Endless Graveyard. The only mortal Lord of Hell has arrayed herself against what she sees as self-righteous arrogance of the Archangel. Commanding the horde of the Endless Graveyard, she will see that the Heavenly Host are beaten back to the Silver City and that her freedom is secure forevermore, even should that require the destruction of the universe by her own hands instead. The Archangel Jophiel has tried to remind Lady Death that she is still mortal, but the Hell Lord did not appreciate the sentiment.
Cael Becker - An FBI and SHIELD agent, skeptic and atheist, Cael did not believe in magic until very recently. Michael targeted her due to her troubled past and she became the last victim of the Papal Killer. After being saved from death by her friends, she struggles with the trauma inflicted upon her during her captivity. The Archangel Raphael has taken a particular interest in Cael, perhaps due to the nature of her relationship with Gaea's Champion.
Lydia Dietrich - The author, mystic, and vampire. Lydia approached the conflict in the hopes of bringing a different view on the agents of Heaven. Between her Kabbalistic knowledge and her mystical knowledge she was able to deduce an effective way of containing Michael before his true emergence. After, the scope of the force was almost too much for her. Now, after regaining her magical ability (albeit from an almost blasphemous source) she has reemerged with a newfound focus and plan that might save the world from the leader of the Heavenly Hosts.
Asariel Basotini - Artist, nephilim, and love of Chas' life. The partly angelic woman was there when the case came upon the Justice League Dark's doorstep. Her knowledge of the language of the angels has brought understanding that others might not have noticed. While her ultimate desire is to recover her lover, she has brought her vast knowledge of the more divine aspects of her family tree to the fold, exposing weakness and possible failures in their own vast abilities even as she herself has grown closer to her full potential.
Justice League Dark
|Path of Glory: Farewell Until We Meet Once More||April 30th, 2022||Jon gives a final goodbye to Gaea, finishing his tenure as her Champion. Exchanges of gifts and promises are made. And The Archivist finally gets a mentor.|
|Path of Glory: Return to Sender||April 28th, 2022||Cael and Jon travel to the Isle of Skye to return the Amulet of Scathach to its proper resting place and bid their farewell to the Archangel Raphael.|
|Path of Glory: All is One, and One is All||April 15th, 2022||The Archangel Michael is finaly defeated and dies. Chas is rescued from the Gate of Heaven and the JLD (and allies) manage to put the fate of the universe in the hands of those who live within it.|
|Path of Glory: (EPIC GUITAR SOLO IN A Minor)||April 10th, 2022||Members of the Justice League Dark manage to acquire a new base of operations as well as the final piece of the Stairway to Heaven. Now all that's left is to clean it up and make it safe for the rest of the team and to take the fight to Michael and rescue Chas from his fate on the Gate of the Silver City.|
|Path of Glory: Forests Echo With Laughter||March 20th, 2022||Some of the JL Dark again travel to the Astral in search of the piece of the Stairway, where they find that Michael has taken pointers from one of the classic horror tales of the 1970s. After losing patience with his illusions Jon dispels the illusions and they take the fight to the Archangel directly.|
|Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These||March 15th, 2022||Jon wakes from a very bad dream and Cael tries to comfort him, but it's hard when an archangel is haunting your dreams...|
|Path of Glory: Rings of Smoke Through the Trees||March 11th, 2022||The Justice League Dark finds another of Michael's astral tests and (after fighting a literal dragon) manage to find and secure another board for the Stairway to Heaven.|
|Path of Glory: Our Thoughts Are Misgiven||March 11th, 2022||Jon and Cael visit the new ash tree in Central Park, to try to get some clarity after their second trip to the Astral Plane. Jon admits that he's starting to have trouble with Michael invading his dreams.|
|Path of Glory: All That Glitters is Gold||March 3rd, 2022||The investigation team travels to the Astral and finds a Labyrinth surrounding the Great Tree in Central Park. Before the tree is a Stairway leading to Heaven which the party manages to bolster one step closer to completion.|
|Path of Glory: The Rising of the Sun||February 26th, 2022||Lydia leads the majority of those who are needed into the Duat where they meet three of the guardians of the common man. Passing the gates of fire and ice were simple enough, but the guardian of the gate of blood is an altogether different matter.|
|Path of Glory: To Its Setting||February 26th, 2022||The Gate of Blood is conquered with the timely re-emergence of Lady Death. The Travellers reunite with Jon in the Hall of Judgement and, after awakening him to his former life, move to take on the Devourer of Souls, Ammit in hopes that they can right what is wrong with the cyclic nature of life and death.|
|Path of Glory: The Twelve Hours of Night||February 24th, 2022||Jonathan Sims travels the first half of Du'at, the Egyptian Underworld and passes the trials of the Path of Kings before reaching the Hall of Judgement and surviving the Weighing of the Heart by the hands of Osiris, Anubis, and Ma'at.|
|Path of Glory: Blessed Are The Dead||February 23rd, 2022||Lady Death has another destined meeting with Death of the Endless and finally takes hold of the mantle that was tailor made for her.|
|Path of Glory: Deliver Us From Evil||February 19th, 2022||The final Wellspring, the Wellspring of Death, is protected from the forces of Heaven. But considering the cost, the lives of Lady Death and Jonathan Sims was it truly worth it?|
|Path of Glory: Dust to Dust||February 19th, 2022||Jon finds himself transported to an audience with the Presence where he makes a case for the most unlikley of interventions and makes his preparations to travel the Way of Kings in Duat.|
|Path of Glory: Eat, Drink, and be Merry||February 18th, 2022||A celebration of life, before a probably death. Jon makes curry mee, Martin does the cutting, Cael tries not to freak out. Plans for after Jon's death are discussed. Karaoke should be a welcome distraction from worries about dying.|
|Kitchen-vania||February 18th, 2022||Cael Belmont visits Dracula's cas...err...Cael Becker visits Castle Winterhaven, where it has now manifested in Hell's Kitchen. Plans are discussed, nobody dies, there is even free swag.|
|What it Means to Die||February 13th, 2022||Jon and Cael come to Mr. Knight to talk about what it means to die as an Egyptian and the nature of avatars.|
|Path of Glory: At A Loss||February 9th, 2022||After Caitlin's disasterous fall from grace, Donna finds her holed up at her brother's house and offers words of comfort.|
|Path of Glory: Safe and Sound||February 8th, 2022||Jon and Cael have a long talk, about what's ahead, what's behind, and what they're feeling. There is no clotted cream, because Cael doesn't know what good food is.|
|POG: Phoning a Friend||February 8th, 2022||Phoebe Beacon sends out an invitation to a man who doesn't normally haunt Gotham to join her for a drink and some shop talk.
John Constantine finds that Phoebe is messing with some dark magics in order to preserve the other leader of the Justice League Dark.
|Path of Glory: It's Not Easy Being Green||February 8th, 2022||John and Meggan are taken to the Silver City where they meet with the Presence to petition his assistance in the plight of the universe. The Presence listens and bestows John with the mantle of his emissary: The Spectre.|
|Path of Glory: I Will Fear No Evil||February 7th, 2022||Jon spends 40 days walking the desert and encounters a pair of Egyptian gods for his trouble. For every great harrowing experience, great self-reflection is earned.|
|Path of Glory: Of the Shadow of Death||February 6th, 2022||Michael's retribution on Jon continues with mental and psychological anguish in the form of the statment of the Archangel and a taste of the world that he will give the universe if he suceeds.|
|Path of Glory: Though I Walk Through the Valley||February 5th, 2022||The first of Jon's torments is physical in nature. Forty lashes and a revelation about Jon's true nature is revealed. (Warning: Scene is Rated R. Contains disturbing content. Reading discretion advised.)|
|Path of Glory: Wisdom of Ein-Sof||February 5th, 2022||Lydia, Phoebe, and Meggan focus their efforts to erect the Sefirot Seal in order to remove Michael from the battlefield. It works... but at what cost.|
|Path of Glory: Therefore Submit||February 5th, 2022||Jon and Cael go to Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Jon turns himself over to Michael for the retribution of his damaged wing in exchange for the angels leaving Manhattan physically and letting the city return to normalcy.|
|Path of Glory: Lay Down One's Life||February 5th, 2022||Cael and Uriel give an update on what has transpired since Jon turned himself over to Michael. The primary topic of discussion? Where the next phase of the war with Heaven takes place: the astral realm.|
|Path of Glory: His Name Shall Endure||February 5th, 2022||Another decisive victory is had by the Resistance at the Wellspring of Earth (the Ginko at Isham Park.) But while Michael is sealed away by Lydia & Co. at Central Park, Metatron takes control of the forces of Heaven, threatneing to lay waste to everything as he is not part of the game agreed upon by Michael, Gaea, and the Unknown third player.|
|Who the Fuck is Moaning Myrtle||February 4th, 2022||Jon, Cael, and Wade gather to learn of Sara's condition after she's grievously wounded in battle. Cael doesn't handle the stress well.|
|Statement of Jonathan Sims||February 4th, 2022||Jon and Cael sit on the rooftop of Grand Central Station, and have a long talk. Jon tells Cael much of his life story--including the events that led to their current situation--and they discuss bravery and monstrosity. Cael doesn't even call Jon the worst for once!|
|Path of Glory: Need to Persevere||February 3rd, 2022||Jon and Wade converse while Sara goes in for surgery to handle the damages she sustained after the mission at UN Headquarters.|
|The FBI Agent, the Witch, and the Wardrobe||February 3rd, 2022||Cael visits Lydia in her workshop to learn more about traveling to Duat.|
|Path of Glory: Witness Against the Witch(blade)||February 3rd, 2022||The confrontation at the Wellspring of Air at the Non-Violence Statue in front of UN headquarters ends in another victory for the Resistance. But one of the heavy hitters for the Resistance, Sara Pezinni, comes out of the battle in dire straits after suffering the wrath of Barachiel.|
|Giving Wings||February 1st, 2022||Lydia gifts Phoebe a set of wings. Phoebe admits that part of the reason she is touch-averse is because she was beaten to the edge of her healing ability as 'a test'. Lydia lets Phoebe know she's all but proposed to Mystique.|
|Path of Glory: A Light to My Path||January 31st, 2022||Jon calls upon Uriel to get more information and to confirm his own theories on the state of the mission at hand. As a parting gift, he tests just how strong one of the Archangel's explosions are... and finds his ability to contain them, is stronger.|
|Matthew 28:20||January 31st, 2022||Blink meets Wolfsbane at St Patrick's Cathedral. It does not resolve things, nor does Rahne return home.|
|Path of Glory: Lamentation||January 30th, 2022||The resistance to the angelic invasion take stock after the angels attack Grand Central Station. Every death added to the toll is one more too many.|
|Path of Glory: He Will Judge||January 29th, 2022||The Resistance scores a rather decisive victory at the Wellspring of Fire inside the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. But even decisive victories come with a cost in this war.|
|Path of Glory: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made||January 28th, 2022||Sandalphon pays a visit to Phoebe to give advice on what can be done to properly preserve the transfer of the Archive to a suitable host, should Jonathan Sims fall in battle.|
|Path of Glory: A Horned Snake In The Path||January 28th, 2022||Two members of the Manhattan Resistance drop in on Titans Tower to discuss Caitlin Fairchild. Whatever plans Red Robin has for dealing with her, he keeps to himself.|
|Path of Glory: Watch in Hope for the Lord||January 28th, 2022||Anarky and the Shadow drop in on Red Robin amidst the destruction of Manhattan.|
|POG: Catch Up Time||January 27th, 2022||Phoebe and Tim catch up a hot minute in abandoned Starbucks on the NOrth Concourse. And there is a nap|
|Path of Glory: Who Forgives the Transgression||January 27th, 2022||Cael pays a visit to the Archangel Michael to try and appeal for Jon's surrender to be lifted. It doesn't go well.|
|Path of Glory: An Audience with the Pharoh's Wife||January 27th, 2022||Lydia calls upon the aid of the Goddess Isis for wisdom on travelling through Duat. She finds herself in the hall of the goddess and receives not only the wisdom of the journey, but wisdom of what it means to truly be alive.|
|PoG: The Mind of a Warrior||January 27th, 2022||Donna comes to tell Jon what she learned in speaking to Michael, and they discuss the archangel's motivations, Jon's psychological profile of him, and the power of a name.|
|Awkward Pathos Sandwich||January 27th, 2022||Jon and Cael discuss such topics as (literally) sleeping together, Jon's upcoming ordeal, and Jon's daughter. Tears and awkwardness occur in turns.|
|Motes of Light||January 25th, 2022||Jon, Tim, and Lydia discuss the security of Grand Central Station, plans around Jon's death, and whether or not Lydia proposed to Mystique. (Signs point to yes.)|
|Path of Glory: The Cave of Machpelah||January 24th, 2022||Cael and Jon travel to the West Bank with the help of Raphael to acquire an artifact that will help Cael stand on her feet against Michael and his Hosts.|
|Path of Glory: Gearing Up||January 23rd, 2022||Jon finds Sarah Rainmaker debating how to be less of a liability on the field, and offers her the use of the spear made from Michael's blood for the duration of the conflict. A discussion of the scope of the battle is also had.|
|Path of Glory: He Shall Have Dominion||January 22nd, 2022||The Reistance scores yet another decisive victory over the angelic hosts. The Champions face off and find themselves rather equally matched. In the end, the divisive strike from Lady Death turns the tide and the Hell Lord pays with her body once more even as she throttles the advantage of Michael's demise.|
|Path of Glory: What We Hope For||January 21st, 2022||The Resistance forces strike a decisive victory at Thomas Jefferson Park and the Tree of Hope. Preparations for Michael's almost assured counterstrike can now being in earnest for the casting of the seal over this, the Second of the Gaea's Wellsprings.|
|Path of Glory: Down Among The Dead Men||January 21st, 2022||Jonathan Sims and Red Robin pay a visit to Castle Winterhaven. Reports of Lady Death's demise prove to be greatly exaggerated. Things end on something resembling an amicable note.|
|Path of Glory: Missing Persons Report||January 20th, 2022||Clarice comes to Grand Central asking after Rahne Sinclair, and discovers that she disappeared during the battle at Inwood. She decides to go try to figure out where her girlfriend's gone, and Jon wishes her luck.|
|That's the Deal||January 19th, 2022||Cael comes to find Jon after a difficult conversation, and they talk about his impending fate... and what Cael can do to help. She finally decides she wants to get back in the fight, and Jon promises to help.|
|A Weeknight at the Penthouse||January 19th, 2022||Peggy stops by Janet and Steve's penthouse suite with dinner and a favor to ask. She gets a small lecture on not diving head first into the fight.|
|A Vampire Visits the Vower.||January 19th, 2022||Lydia comes over to the Tower to give Terry his talisman. Then things get theological.|
|One Winter Night||January 19th, 2022||This.|
|Path of Glory: Lead Us Not Into||January 19th, 2022||A contingency of heroes intercept an angelic strike force before it manages to take out cache of refugees. The refugees escape and most of the angels are defeated. But Manhattan has a new crater in answer to the relative defeat.|
|Path of Glory: You Will Answer||January 19th, 2022||The Archangel Raphael visits Cael Becker and gives her an offer to help with her with facing the threat of the angelic armies.|
|Path of Glory: Love Them As Yourself||January 19th, 2022||Misfit confronts Inque amidst one of the refugee camps in Gotham. Then she helps Tim Drake and Austin Reese with some heavy lifting.|
|The Way Out of Duat||January 18th, 2022||Jon and Phoebe discuss plans for dealing with Jon's impending death. Which involves a lot of spitballing and nobody actually getting upset over the whole 'going to the Underworld' thing. Not openly, anyway.|
|Battery Park AAR||January 18th, 2022||Jon reports in to Peggy about the current situation on the ground in Manhattan, and gets a stash of tea so he doesn't have to drink Lipton anymore. Eugh.|
|Finding the Gevurah||January 18th, 2022||Lydia is out finding one of the spots for her seal. She meets Jason along the way and directs him to GCS.|
|Ruins of Radio City||January 17th, 2022||Atrun-Rai visits Phoebe at the site of her experiment's first sucsess, and shares a story with her. Phoebe listens, and the two magus, in their agreeable way, admit a warning to the younger about closing themselves off too entirely from their opposites.|
|Path of Glory: Project Gozer I||January 17th, 2022||Nadia, Victor Stone, Robin, Singularity, Kaida, Reed Richards and Peter Parker (but NOT Spider-Man) hear Donna's plan for Project Gozer, and get to work. Are angels quantum? Can you create an entropic shear-force between two zones of differential entropy? Is it possible to hack angels through photonic entanglement? Do androids believe in electric Santa? Will the scientists help to save the day, or be too distracted by the delights of pure science!|
|To Fight a Celestial||January 16th, 2022||Sarah Rainmaker talks to Donna and Dawn about angels and Caitlin. And gets some ideas.. And some faith.|
|What Do You Do With A Drunken Vampire||January 15th, 2022||After the battle for Battery Park, Jon and Lydia return to Grand Central Station, where Cael and Martin help them both deal with their reactions to the fight. Lydia's magic is back, and Jon's /glowing/ now. It's all a little weird.|
|Angels and Archivists and Cheshires-||January 15th, 2022||It is now time for The Archivist to tell his tale in an exclusive interview with the Daily Planet. Terry O'Neil, reporting.|
|Path of Glory: All Nations Shall Serve||January 15th, 2022||The full force of the angelic army arrives in Manhattan and the battle beings in earnest. The defense force of mortality manages to fight the forces of Michael back enough to win a decisive victory in the war.|
|Ich will kein Engel sein||January 14th, 2022||And there, assembled on the Earth conspire
the cavalry of light and fire, the loving cruelties of air and winged garroters of care that weep but do not cry, that cease but do not die, facsimile of man in all but grace, for once upon the fall our kind a better path did trace when, to the world, it turned its face and turned its back, and left behind that empty edifice where time is not, and therefore changes naught. 'twas not a fall but an ascent, and they contemn irreverent the hand that once had touched the flame that for themselves they would have claimed. The screaming hordes rain from above, there's naught so cruel: an angel's love.
|No Quarter for the Quartermaster||January 14th, 2022||Jon checks in on Cael - to see how she's settling into her new position, and how she's handling the interview with Terry.|
|Ouch and other words of pain.||January 14th, 2022||After Battery Park, Sara goes to Grand Central Station and Cael helps her with her injuries.|
|Path of Glory: Merciful Vengeance||January 14th, 2022||The Archangel Zadkiel comes across an old associate and a meeting of the minds is had between the Rider of Vengeance and his old jailor.|
|Path of Glory: Zadkiel's Message||January 14th, 2022||Blaze goes to report to Sims about his meeting with Zadkiel. They end up having a bit of a plan.|
|Path of Glory: Charging the Battery||January 13th, 2022||The defenders of Manhattan get a much-needed win, when they stop the angels from laying claim to one of the six sites that Michael needs to enact his grand plan: Bosque Fountain in Battery Park. Teamwork and smart thinking wins the day, despite a Seraphim's attempt to sacrifice itself to claim the wellspring. There are injuries, and much fatigue, but now there will be time to prepare for the arrival of the bulk of Michael's forces.|
|The Long March From Katz's Deli Into Night||January 13th, 2022||Leading a group of survivors from the Lower East Side toward a SHIELD checkpoint in Alphabet City -- when he encounters the mysterious Ilyana Rasputina. Dark sorcerors greet one another, and do a kind thing to protect humanity...|
|Path of Glory: But In Deed And Truth||January 13th, 2022||Jon and Tim return to Gotham after a hellish week in angel-infested New York. They run into Lonnie volunteering at one of the refugee camps.|
|A Bat in Grand Central Station||January 12th, 2022||Batman shows up at Grand Central Station to give Jon some intel on the angels' headquarters. He uses the door!|
|A Rook's Gambit||January 11th, 2022||Phoebe is taking a gamble on an untested theory that if it works, might either give the Justice League Dark the edge that it might need in the near future for fighting, or cause a very large target to be put to her back.
X-23 and Impulse from the Outsiders arrive to play defense, Sara Pezzini with the Witchblade arrive for great offence, and Austin Reese does *not* like the nickname Fledgeling, but gets to cut his teeth on some Celestial Host.
Unfortunately, Phoebe manages to bring down the house at Radio City Music Hall, but she got what she was looking for -- she captured a Virtue. She knows it's possible to capture more. But what will be done with this energy celestial that she is stealing?
|Exploring Faith on the Path of Glory||January 10th, 2022||Zatanna Zatara] Zatanna Zatara changed Scene 9560's Outcome to: Zatanna, Meggan and Phoebe (briefly) and Atrun-rae (newly returned from dissolution) meet at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral to brainstorm how churches figure in the scheme of the angelic invasion. Are they powerhouses for the angels that fuel themselves on belief? Stongholds? The conversation veers to the idea of creating a campaign, asking the leaders of the world's faiths to gather their congregations together and pray to live and for the universe to be healed. Just a small ask.|
|Path of Glory: Champion versus Rider||January 10th, 2022||The titanic clash between Caitlin Fairchild and the Ghost Rider is cut short by the sudden arrival of Jon Sims and Donna Troy.|
|Self Care: Noodles and Parks Edition||January 10th, 2022||Noodles, nature, time with loved ones - and conversations about death, and tattoos, and trauma.|
|JLD War Council II||January 10th, 2022||The JLD (and a few Titans) have another meeting, this time at Shadowcrest, in which Michael's plan is finally revealed and plans to defend against and defeat his army are discussed.|
|Path of Glory: Her Marvellous Works||January 10th, 2022||Jon goes for a walk and ends up being gifted a vision from Gaea herself. The Champion of Mother Earth gets some soreley needed resolve in his tireless endeavor.|
|For Gaia's Sake!||January 10th, 2022||Jon comes to the tower to discuss cookies, morality and the pressures of leadership, and the whole thing is interrupted by news that Caitlin is fighting a demon.|
|Old Dog, New Tricks||January 10th, 2022||Sims and Johnny talk after the confrontation with Caitlin. It goes... more smoothly than one might have expected.|
|Path of Glory: A Shining Face||January 9th, 2022||Terry manages to get an Interview with the Archangel Michael. The angel uses the platform of the interview to relay the truth (as he sees it) and allows Terry to do what he does best: ask questions and play chess with his words.|
|Right On Track||January 9th, 2022||Members of the Justice League Dark gather in an impromptu shawarma dinner to receive some interesting information about Saint Michael.|
|Grand Central Fortress||January 9th, 2022||A brief meeting between Peggy, Michael and Jess outlines activity concerning Grand Central's armoring and recent changes to the sitution.|
|Sara's Sunday Report||January 9th, 2022||Much more is learned about Witchblade when Sara comes in to give Peggy a post battle report.|
|The Other Side of the River, or There are Two Of THEM!||January 9th, 2022||Sara and Cael spot the second Ghost Rider. He stops to talk, mostly due to being a very battered Ghost Rider.|
|Confidence in the Field||January 8th, 2022||Peggy comes to give Jonathan some big news and words of encouragement. Oh, and promotion cookies.|
|The Word of Batman||January 8th, 2022||In an effort to dissuade her from joining Michael, Batman tries to break Caitlin Fairchild's resolve. She proves to be more resilient than expected.|
|Bringing the Blue||January 8th, 2022||Singularity goes to join in the Manhattan Resistance to the Angels.|
|Some Good Catholic Guilt||January 8th, 2022||Terry comes to St. Patrick's to try and dissuade Caitlin from the path of righteous fury.|
|The Watch Proceeds||January 7th, 2022||Michael Erickson meets and greets with a /bunch/ of people in Grand Central, as various volunteers show up to help fight the angels.|
|Path of Glory: A Grand Central Communication||January 7th, 2022||Phoebe and Tim have a moment on top of Grand Central Station. Donna arrives to offer help while Damian texts Tim with a C&D and a warning to not die. Occasionally Phoebe opens her mouth and her mentor falls out.|
|Path of Glory: Expiry Date||January 7th, 2022||With Archangel Raphael's two week grace period expired, Cael's trauma breaks through the dam, overwhelming her. Jon does his best to get her back on her feet - with coffee, a little whiskey, a breakfast burrito, and song - while they talk through the changes in their relationship.|
|Path of Glory: All Kings Shall Fall||January 6th, 2022||The Battle with the Vanguard of the Hosts and Michael's champion almost ends in victory but a rebolstering of the enemy at the final moments pushes the defense force to retreat.|
|A Bastion Is Raised||January 6th, 2022||Zatanna comes to see what this 'Red Sentinel' is about, and finds the one who fortifies Grand Central is indeed prepared for war.|
|Path of Glory: All Kings Shall Fall (2)||January 6th, 2022||The Battle with the Vanguard of the Hosts almost ends in victory but a rebolstering of the enemy pushes the defense force to retreat at the last moment.|
|Path of Glory: All You Who Are Weary And Burdened||January 6th, 2022||The forces of mortalkind retreat to the Grand Central bunker. The Witchblade gets calmed down, people are healed, and disagreements are had. Hopefully, they can rally together and strike back against the armies of the Host.|
|Path of Glory: The Duties of Command||January 6th, 2022||Cael tracks down Jon - and forces him out of his self-imposed isolation, as the pair offers each other support for their differing trials.|
|An Intervention Crisis of Faith||January 5th, 2022||On New Year's Day, Donna Troy makes one last effort to reach out to Caitlin Fairchild and caution her about the upcoming Judgement of the Heavenly Host. Her efforts earn only a painful rebuked.|
|A (nearly) Midwinter's Night Dram||January 5th, 2022||Cael visits Jon with a bottle of expensive whiskey on the Eve of the Apocalypse. Things go sideways from there.|
|Path of Glory: Spy Upon The Righteous||January 5th, 2022||Jon calls on the Archangel Uriel for information on the coming invasion. Information is given in exchange for hospitality and a meal and the final stages of prep can be made.|
|Water Magic||January 5th, 2022||Terry continues his quest to ward against holiness by consulting magical people. Next on the line: Tempest|
|A Chance Encounter outside St. Patrick's||January 5th, 2022||Patience Alperen, the Magdalena, runs into a few members of the Justice League Dark outside St. Patrick's Cathedral. Where that meeting will take them all has yet to be seen...|
|Path of Glory: All Thy Marvelous Works||January 5th, 2022||Captain Marvel takes her own journey to the object named JF09 and discoveres the truth of it. A discourse between Galactic Hero and Archangel ensues.|
|Path of Glory: Heritage of Oppresors||January 5th, 2022||The Metatron visits Lasariel to deliver portents and knowledge about her past and her possible future along with a message from the imprisoned guardian of the Gate, Chas.|
|Path of Glory: Daughters Like Pillars||January 5th, 2022||The Archangel Sandalphon pays Pheobe a visit and rectifies a situation that had been plaguing the young woman for some time. With any hope it will give her the strength to face the coming days without hesitation.|
|All That Glisters||January 5th, 2022||Sarah discusses the etiquette of parley, Kian C3P0s about impersonating deities, Donna discusses Project Gozer, Raven lives on coffee and sarcasm, and Jon is not looking forwards to the morning.|
|Path of Glory: Delight In War||January 5th, 2022||Lady Death is visited by the Archangel Jophiel to inquire about the state of the Hell Lord's humanity. In true, chaotic fashion the Hell Lord turns the tables on her and has a few questions of her own. Questions that have demanded answers for four centuries.|
|To Speak No Word That Is Not True||January 5th, 2022||Jon tells Lydia what he's discovered about the "game" they're playing, and Lydia begins to realize Gabriel may have lied to her. They discuss death, and Lydia's vampirism.|
|A Question of Blood||January 4th, 2022||Delivered unto Atrun-Rai, Michael's blood is to be used to severely damage the divine protection the angelic forces enjoy. The playing field is to be greatly leveled....|
|Path of Glory: A Call to Arms||January 4th, 2022||Cael and Jon visit the Avenger's Mansion to give Cap the inside scoop. Information is shared, grim determination is formed - and then Cael ruins the whole vibe with an autograph request.|
|Not Going Anywhere! NEWS!||January 4th, 2022||Terry tries to convince April and Harley to evac the city. It... doesn't work.|
|Path of Glory: The Great Mother's Garden||January 4th, 2022||A group of the JLD goes to The Garden to speak with Gaea about the impending invasion to find clarity on the path they must take to succeed.|
|Pendants for Puss, Circles for Cats||January 4th, 2022||Terry comes over to Lydia's to see if she can't cobble something together to make it so that he can fight without tripping.|
|Enochian Consultation||January 3rd, 2022||Jon comes to check on Asariel and give her the recording the Titans made of the Enochian from the asteroid... and asks for another translation. Of Alice in Wonderland. Donna's idea is going to get a trial.|
|Lights in the Sky||January 3rd, 2022||A warning from space indicates asteroid problems are more than just that.|
|Path of Glory: Friendship is Magic||January 3rd, 2022||Jon and Cael visit the Titans - to swap angel intel, make sure everyone is on the same page, and make plans to shower Caitlin with the power of friendship. Also: Terry jaunts off on a small act of vandalism.|
|Unfair about Fairchild||January 2nd, 2022||Sarah Rainmaker comes to the Titans to ask for help figuring out what's up with her friend, Caitlin Fairchild. The Titans make plans for how to try and help their friend as well.|
|Let the 'Interview' Commence||January 2nd, 2022||Mystique and Clarice head to the Triskelion to meet with Peggy Carter and offer the Brotherhood's aid to the SHIELDs evacuation plan.|
|Path of Glory: Titans vs Angels||January 2nd, 2022||A select number of Titans take the T-Jet to investigate the mysterious object dubbed JF09 and find more than they bargained for in their discoveries.|
|Old and New II:Shadowcrest Boogaloo||December 30th, 2021||Starting out in Shadowcrest Manor and moving to the House of Mystery, what started with a talk of inscription and circles, with a side-trip regarding using Silk Cut cigarettes as 'protection incense' and discussing the Jar of Hearts spell that definitely should not be running for weeks on end, a trio of magus bear witness to Atrun-Rai's construction of the orichalcum for Lydia's workings. For the sacrifice of her blood to start the crucible to create the metal, Phoebe has earned a coin of the mysterious, super-conductive metal.
Meggan serves as doorman and colorful protector of the House of Mystery's temporary guests.
|History Consultation||December 30th, 2021||Jon asks Atrun-Rai to meet him at the Oblivion Bar to go over a few details of Atlantean history--specifically pertaining to Michael.|
|Path of Glory: An Audience with the Commander||December 30th, 2021||Atrun-Rai calls the Archangel Michael for a dialogue and, surprisingly, gets a response in the form of revelations about the nature of the plight that the universe is in and what steps might be taken to save it from reclamation by the invading army of Hosts.|
|About That Asteroid||December 30th, 2021||Oh, so THAT guy caused the death of everything! Solution, make a wormhole and put a bird on it.|
|JLD War Council||December 29th, 2021||The Justice League Dark meet at the Oblivion Bar and discuss leadership, a new base, and plans to fight the angels. Some seriously epic ideas are considered before they go their separate ways.|
|Amongst the Gardens||December 29th, 2021||Lydia takes Jon up to the garden so they can check in with each other. Some very necessary things are said.|
|So You Met The Local Cult Leader...||December 29th, 2021||After talking to Caitlin Fairchild, Cael comes to tell Jon how it went. (Badly. It went badly.) But at least they both have hope for the future.|
|And then the Brotherhood got involved...||December 28th, 2021||Mystique offers the aid of the Brotherhood to the Jon Sims and Justice League Dark, with the evacuation of Manhattan, the use of the Asteroid and weapons if needed to help with the fight.|
|Seeking a sense of the miraculous||December 27th, 2021||Johnny Blaze turns up to pray at St. Patrick's Cathedral-- and to warn Caitlin that Michael is not the ally he pretends to be.|
|There's Something About Caitlin||December 27th, 2021||Jon comes to warn Donna and Diana of an impending Angelic invasion -- and that Caitlin may be up to her neck in it.|
|Double the Deaths, Double the... Fun||December 27th, 2021||Jon goes to Nettie for information about his impending death... and gets a /very/ portentious tarot reading, complete with /two/ Death cards. But as Nettie notes--nothing's inevitable. Everyone dies eventually, but the how and the when is negotiable.|
|Statement of Cael Becker||December 26th, 2021||Cael heads to Jon's apartment to give him her statement about her time with Michael. There are hugs and crying afterward and then Martin walks in and misunderstands the situation. (Maybe.) It's awkward. But there's dinner in the end!|
|The Quick, The Dead, and The Doomed||December 26th, 2021||Jon finds out he's doomed, /more/ doomed, and Lady Death was almost nice. Shit got weird.|
|Best Hot Dogs In New York||December 26th, 2021||Sara takes Cael and Jon to the best hot dog stand in NYC. Johnny shows up, Bear gets /two/ hot dogs because he is a Good Boy, and they talk about sports and New Year's, not the impending angelic war.|
|Spying on the Enemy||December 26th, 2021||Jon visits St. Patrick's again, and runs across Caitlin Fairchild--who's had a bit of a change recently. They have a discussion about religion, and Jon delivers a warning. Caitlin's going to pray for him, for whatever good that will do.|
|Scouting for a Meeting Place||December 25th, 2021||Cael, Jon, and Johnny come to check out the Hat and Hare and see if it might work as a meeting place for the JLD. The conversation waffles between banter and more serious topics.|
|Path of Glory: But I Have Chosen You||December 25th, 2021||Jon seeks answers by going to Midnight Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and is visited by the Archangel Uriel. The nature of the conflict is discussed and a pact is formed between the pair. Will it be enough to save mortal kind?|
|Message Delivered||December 24th, 2021||Lydia is visited by the Archangel Gabriel who reassures her of her place in this trial and gives her a multitude of things to consider. But it's not all doom and gloom, that has to count for somethng.|
|A Christmas Eve Concern||December 24th, 2021||Jonathan Sims comes for a Christmas Eve visit with some very bad news -- the possible destruction of Manhattan is on the horizon.|
|Mending Fences||December 24th, 2021||Cael invites Jon over after her visit with Raphael. The two air (the last of?) the problems plaguing their friendship, and set out into the coming battle on a firmer footing. Also: Bear's a Good Boy.|
|Healing Words||December 23rd, 2021||The Archangel Raphael visits Cael Becker in hopes of repairing some of the wrongs done to her while Micahel was in possession of Chas Chandler.|
|Path of Glory: Kingdom of Heaven||December 23rd, 2021||The astral projection to Heaven results in more questions and few answers. The players set the pieces on the game board. But will anyone play or will the game end in destruction? War looms on the horizon and preparations must be made to ensure the continued survival of all things.|
|A Path to the Silver City||December 22nd, 2021||Nettie and Jon talk shop about traveling to the Silver City. Tynan has an evil book, and momentarily becomes a threat.|
|Space Dad Advice||December 21st, 2021||Jon goes to Michael for advice on the coming war with the angels--and gets more than he bargained for. In a good way!|
|Fallen petals||December 21st, 2021||Asariel meets Lucifer, finding him far more pleasant than Michael.|
|Path of Glory: Calling the Faithful||December 21st, 2021||The Archangel Michael senses a useful servant in Caitlin Fairchild and visits her dreams to urge her to join his cause.|
|It followed me home||December 20th, 2021||A demon visits Cael -- followed by Lucifer and Sims.|
|Friendship is Hard||December 20th, 2021||Jon presses Cael on some of her shit - and the two try to talk out their worryingly similar traumas. Friendships are hard.|
|Do Not Cross The Tape||December 19th, 2021||The JLD returns to the Laughing Magician to ward it and close it up so no one will mess with the place. Some other people show up too--the Black Knight and Caitlin Fairchild. Minions of Lucifer cause trouble, Cael retreats when Caitlin calls on Michael, and there's potential trouble brewing between the JLD and Titans...|
|Disaster Response||December 19th, 2021||In the immediate aftermath of Michael's destructions of the Laughing Magician, Cael calls Martin to help deal with a panicking Jon. Once he's calmed down, they discuss their options--and then Cael goes home to sulk.|
|Path of Glory: In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti||December 18th, 2021||The exorcism of Chas Chandler goes off with a resounding success as Chas is exorcised from the Archangel Michael, leaving the Archangel free to continue his plans for Universal Reclaimation without the pesky hang ups of mortality holding him down.|
|Chains of Freedom||December 18th, 2021||Cael confronts her abductor for the first time since the incident. Defiance is exchanged between victim and attacker. But who won out in the end remains to be seen.|
|The Chas Enigma||December 17th, 2021||A discussion of options amongst members of the JLD for dealing with Michael the Archangel. Do they "love bomb" him... or just bomb him?|
|Chains of Love||December 17th, 2021||Lasariel comes to visit Chas while he is in containment. Words of comfort and words of affection are exchanged and for once the wayward man has a moment of peace amongst the storm he has created.|
|Path of Glory: Call for the Sorcerer||December 16th, 2021||Doctor Strange pays a visit to the Laughing Magician. Revelations as to who the JLD is actually dealing with are presented and research begins on how to adequately stop the destruction of all things.|
|Chains of the Fae||December 15th, 2021||Meggan comes bearing gifts for a bound Chas in the hopes of cheering his mood. The recovery process is interupted by the appearance of a raging Constantine who beats his friend into submission before trading jabs (of words) with the angel within his oldest friend.|
|Chains of Judgement||December 15th, 2021||Jonathan Sims, the Archivist, comes to take the statement of Chas Chandler regarding his summoning of the angel now residing in him and gets a lot more than he bargained for in the post statement interrogation.|
|Of Angels and Men||December 15th, 2021||Lydia and Jon catch up and talk about the angel they have stashed in the back room of the Laughing Magician.|
|What are the odds||December 15th, 2021||Lucifer seeks a therapy session with Jon about anger issues, but the topic is that of truth.|
|Author of Chains||December 14th, 2021||Lydia comes to get some answers to the questions she has for the angel and manages to get some but others remain elusive as ever.|
|Chain of Fools||December 14th, 2021||An angel in chains speaks through Chas who suffers with choices he made. Zatanna refuses to let him off lightly.|
|Path of Glory: Work of Heroes (Mark II)||December 11th, 2021||A rush to save the final victim of the Palpal Killer results in a combat of the mind and the body as a possessed Chas Chandler is discovered to be the culprit. The combined forces of Witchblade, The Archivist, Rien D'Arqueness, and an Awakened Lasariel Weiss manage to wear it down enough to bind it and release its hold over the mind of Cael Becker.|
|Path of Glory: The Work of Heroes||December 11th, 2021||The confrontation with the Papal Killer (discovered the be a possessed Chas Chandler) ends with a massive combat/binding that leaves the outside of the Laughing Magician in shambles and Chas wrapped in the energy from a dimension that should not be touched. There are still questions to be answered. Who is in Chas? Why were they doing what they were doing? And, most importantly, how do you get the thing out of the reliable bartender?|
|Path of Glory: A Time for Peace||December 11th, 2021||A number of the Justice League Dark members discuss the ramifications and motivations of what has been done and how they should go about fixing the matter... if it can be fixed.|
|Study Buddies||December 10th, 2021||Lydia and Jon retire to her apartment to do some research on how to bind and exorcise an angel. Slowly a plan forms together, and Jon eventually learns how to ward himself against hedgehogs.|
|Path of Glory: Who Will Prepare||December 10th, 2021||The investigators into of Hell's Kitchen find the missing crime scene of the Papal Killer and discover his most vicious killing yet. Threats are made and then he appears! Is this the start of the final confrontation, or just a prelude to something more?|
|Path of Glory: Bring Us Into Bondage||December 10th, 2021||Cael is abducted by the angel that has been terrorizing Hell's Kitchen and gets to experience first hand what its victims have experienced. (Warning: Scene is Rated R. Contains disturbing content. Reading discretion advised.)|
|Too Little, Too Late||December 9th, 2021||More revalations are made about just how far the Demon Constantine's treachery had gone while discussions of how to save the denizens of Hell's Kitchen continue. Some apologies are made, while others go unheard.|
|Considerations of Justice||December 7th, 2021||Sara, Cael, and Jon have a discussion of who to set out as bait for the angel terrorizing Hell's Kitchen--and then Sara and Jon discuss who might have summoned the angel in the first place.|
|Social Media Hangover||December 5th, 2021||Several members of the Justice League Dark meet at the Laughing Magician to discuss plans of just what to do about the|
|Official Recognition||December 5th, 2021||The inaugural offical meeting of the Justice League Dark goes off with only the faintest of hitches including: a talking cat, BATMAN, and condiments and glitter. Seems that they're getting off on the right foot when it comes to weirdness.|
|Path of Glory: So Let it be Written||December 3rd, 2021||The investigators of the latest murder scene in Hell's Kitchen regroup at the Laughing Magician and discuss what they're up against, and how best to deal with it and protect themselves from it.|
|Path of Glory: All That Remains||December 2nd, 2021||Detective Sara Pezzini brings her consultants, Cael Becker and Jonathan Sims to the latest site of the serial murders in Hell's Kitchen. While there, with the help of Lasariel Weiss, Phoebe Beacon, and the ghostly visage of Virgil Solomon, they start putting the pieces together for this disturbing and dire tale.|
|A New Case||November 27th, 2021||The Laughing Magician is quiet on a Friday, the normal patrons spooked by a serial killer in Hell's Kitchen. Sara, Jon, and Nellie talk to Chas about the Demon Constantine and the bizzare murders in the area--which is the new case that just happened to land on Sara's desk that very morning.|