The Majestic Greater Spotted Snickering Wood Owl
Ojawashkozi Mahigan (Green Wolf); February - April, 2010
Ojawashkozi Mahigan (Green Wolf); February 8, 2010
Given Green Wolf's lack of comfort with his situation in VT, he'll head on back to New York to see what can be done about the mess there. However, he'll be keeping as low a profile as he can, mostly staying in feathery form and staying relatively high above the streets, moving around where he's sleeping, the usual sorts of precautions.
Things are mostly quiet in the weeks after Elysium.
While flying about a few days prior to when Elysium is typically held however, you notice someone watching you through binoculars. They seem to be taking notes of some sort.
You leave of the area as quickly as you can. They seem to take no action against you, and as far as you can tell, you think you aren't followed.
ST Notes: Green Wolf is being stalked by the Audubon Society.
Ojawashkozi Mahigan (Green Wolf); March 9, 2010
Green Wolf will be keeping an eye out for the guy who's been watching him fly around, and take note of whether he's always watching, watching from particular spots, etc, as well as attempting to track him if he leaves after being spotted (e.g. is he headed to a particular office, using a vehicle).
He's not attempting to make contact (yet), but he is trying to get an idea as to who this guy is and what he's trying to accomplish by watching an owl fly around.
A number of times throughout the week, you spot someone with binoculars. You don't have much luck tracking anyone, as you may be somewhat disturbed to find that there is more than one person keeping an eye on you. You're pretty certain they're attempting to track you, and that there are at least four of them. They haven't made a move yet, but they definitely seem to be frequenting the same places as you.
Ojawashkozi Mahigan (Green Wolf); March 23, 2010
Green Wolf will continue to do his best to track his trackers. Again, not trying to make contact, just get some idea as to who they are, where they like to look for him, what sort of tools they appear to have (besides binoculars, paper, and pen), and where they seem to go when they aren't following him around. He expects to be dealing with this for a long while.
You don't have much luck tracker tracking. Whoever they are, you invariably only notice them after they've noticed you, which makes it hard to tell where they are frequenting, other than wherever it is you are frequenting. Additionally, either you're imagining things, there are fewer of them, or they're getting better at hiding from you.
The week before Elysium, however you do spot what appear to be two middle-aged men watching you via binoculars on a park bench in Prospect Park. One is a squat, balding man in a striped shirt. The other is taller and better built, possibly Irish from what features you can make out. For the purposes of this influence, I have named them Ernie and Red Devil.
In addition to being armed with what seem to be the standard binoculars, Ernie seems to be packing an iPhone, Blackberry, or some sort of similar portable electronic device in lieu of a notepad. Red Devil, more ominously, seems to have a high power camera that he's using to photograph you. In spite of this, you continue to circle them, hoping to wait them out.
Several hours later, Ernie and Red Devil finally abandon their position and head west out of the park before heading a block north. Red Devil is speaking to someone on his cell phone. They pause for a moment and then double back to the south to what appears to be a Starbucks. You suspect they have caught on. Determined to stake them out, you find a somewhat hidden perch and hope to wait them out.
Some time later, Ernie decides to make a break for it. Ernie's pace quickly slows, as he isn't particularly athletic, and confident in your aerial tracking abilities, you give chase...to a subway station. When you make it back, Red Devil seems to have disappeared.
ST Notes: Ernie and Red Devil are not on to his vampire-y ways. They are bird watchers.
After bird watching, Ernie and Red Devil decided on the spur of the moment to go to head to a nearby Starbucks and discuss their rare bird watching findings. Ernie realized he was going to miss the next subway, and thus ran out of the Starbucks hoping to catch it.
Ojawashkozi Mahigan (Green Wolf); April 6, 2010
As always, keep eyes open for Ernie and Red Devil (or anyone else who looks like they're trying to track Green Wolf). If it's just those two, he'll chase them (for a little while) several times, to see if that will convince them to stop watching him.
As you lazily circle the location of your last encounter, you eventually do spot Ernie and Red Devil. Ernie seems content with his binoculars, while Red Devil now seems to be taping you via a small handheld electronic camcorder.
You decide to take action, moving into a calculated dive at your targets. As you bear down on them, you see their expressions move from indifference, to interest, to uncertainty, and finally to terror as you descend on them, claws outstretched. They dive out of the way of your feigned attack, fleeing the park, running out into the street, and nearly getting hit by a cab, which they get into.
In the remaining days before Elysium is held, you see no more of Ernie and Red Devil.
ST Notes: "OH WOW DID YOU SEE THAT BERT WE ALMOST GOT MAULED BY THE EXTINCT GREATER SPOTTED SNICKERING OWL I'M SUBMITTING THIS TO THE SOCIETY OR PUTTING IT ON YOUTUBE AND WE'RE GOING TO BE FAMOUS."
"DAMMIT ERNIE! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO CALL ME RED DEVIL."
Ojawashkozi Mahigan (Green Wolf); April 10, 2010
In light of recent news, Green Wolf will not turn into an owl for the next several weeks at least, to attempt to discredit the bird enthusiasts, their reports, and their video.
The Greater Speckled Snickering Owl's majesty is matched only by its elusiveness.
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