Interlude! Koukishin 3

(at the country music club)

Barely shaking off the draining effects of the sleep spell, Mitsuo focuses his mind. //Murrazonoth. I assume you are enjoying the show. There was a woman here, a manager type. Grey suit and skirt. Do you know where she went?//

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//Oh, I am indeed. There is nothing so delightful as a betrayal, especially between blood relatives.// Murray laughs. //The woman… she said she was going to speak to the musicians, did she not? Perhaps we should look there.//

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Mitsuo stares off into the distance for a moment. //I thought I had already checked everywhere. This sleeping spell must be getting to me. Where can we find the band?//

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//Seelie magic is powerful but fades quickly. Come. Veil yourself, if you must.// A small grey cat walks in the door of the building. Right between a cop’s legs. Mitsuo is starting to wonder if anyone else can even see it.

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Muttering to himself in jealousy, Mitsuo reactivates his veil and follows Murray. It takes a little maneuvering to keep away from patrons and policemen, at least at the pace the demon is setting.

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The half-stage off to the side where the band plays is empty, except for chairs and sheet music stands. Murray mrrowls and digs under the edge of the curtain, revealing something the cops hadn’t found. One grey shoe, the same short heel as Renee had been wearing. Murray looks up, and his eyes narrow. //Here she is.//

Renee Hewitt’s body is hanging by the neck about ten feet off the ground on a stage rope, trapped between the red curtain and the cement wall. The fold of the heavy curtain had concealed it well. Mitsuo can’t see her face or if anything’s been taken from the body from this angle.

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Mitsuo takes this opportunity to fake Investigation in the thread, using an FP to fake-invoke Troubleshooter. In reality, this is Deceit to lie about how he found Renee’s body. Deceit 2, Cause for Alarm + and —/ = +3 to the lie.

Interlude! Koukishin 3

Dresden Files: Nawlins mistaya