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Public Knowledge

  • The Daily Dirge [.doc]: Children Murdered by Psychotic Cult Leader; Review: Actress Natalie Hemming Wows Audience in Stunning Revival of Cabaret; Columbia Student Found Dead

  • Super Amazingly Truthful Awesome News [.jpg]: Horrible Winged Slug Imp Sighted!!!; Satan Has a New Girlfriend, Post St. Paddy's "Virgin" a Changed Girl

Sect and Clan

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Bureaucracy

  • Bureaucracy x1: Increased pressure continues being put on the City of New York to install even more red light cameras to combat traffic violations, some success is being made, and there is anticipation that new lights might begin being installed as early as March.

  • Bureaucracy x4: The pressure on the City to install more red-light cameras is coming directly from the NYPD, although there has recently been some upheaval regarding those who seem to be advocating the change most strongly.

Church

  • Church x1: There have been whispers that another vision reminiscent of the one encountered at St. Patrick Cathedral last year has occurred regarding the devil and the corrupted Virgin Mary.

  • Church x2: Rumors regarding the stolen tissue remnants of abortions and the grave robbing of infants are dying down. The activity was previously thought to be the work of religious activists, although this has largely been dispelled.

  • Church x3: The vision in question, was reported by a young boy named Christian Hayes, who claims that the devil and the Virgin Mary appeared before him and molested him sexually in addition to forcing him to partake of their blood.

  • Church x4: The church is inclined to investigate Hayes' claim very seriously, given that he has noted details that seem to very clearly match the previous vision.

  • Church x5: There has been another massive upheaval regarding "The Society" in the city. Apparently individuals close to members of the Cenacle of St. Jude have been killed or threatened in retaliation for actions taken when the Cenacle was still in town.

    There are rumors that the Society may be returning to tend to matters. There are also rumors that certain members of the Cenacle of St. Jude may be expelled for misconduct.

  • Church x6: The Cenacle of St. Jude is on precarious ground. It never actually left the city, and now a close friend of the layman member Jack Knight has been killed.

    After the incident, Jack has apparently neglected to contact the higher reaching members of the Society of Leopold regarding his intentions. Those following the case are worried he may attempt something drastic.

    There are some calls for reinforcements to be sent to New York given the problem. Other problems are complicating the matter as well.

  • Church x7: Ferdinand St. John, the leader of the Cenacle of St. Jude, has disappeared from the collective radar of the Church. He claimed to have gone on retreat earlier this month but hasn't been seen since and resists all attempts at contact.

    The Church doesn't know whether or not he has been "taken."

    Given this, Jack's recent break from the Church, and Christine Darkwater's imprisonment, the only viable member of the Cenacle is Rafeal Marcos.

    Keep him in your prayers.

Finance

  • Finance x1: Sale prices for Manhattan apartments have apparently fallen in the last quarter of 2006, although the pace of sales was reported to be strong.

    The new quarterly numbers led brokers and market analysts to conclude that the Manhattan real estate market appears to have so far escaped the worst of the real estate market excesses, like large price cuts by developers, reported across the country.

  • Finance x3: A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction yesterday blocking part of a state lobbying and campaign finance law that is one of the toughest in the country. The provision, blocked by Judge Stefan Underhill of Federal District Court, would have required the executives of companies seeking state contracts to disclose the names of their children on a Web site to ensure that the executives do not make illegal campaign contributions through their dependents.

Health

  • Health x1: The blood shortage seems to have stabilized, as donors continue to flock in. The Red Cross is touting it as one of the largest turnarounds in blood supply in recent history and warmly thanks all those who have donated.

  • Health x2: Reports regarding the on-going theft of tissue remnant from vacuum abortions have diminished. Officials are still baffled as to why the month long seeming epidemic of thefts had been occurring, although religious activists are still blamed.

  • Health x3: Christine Darkwater, the Dominican nun responsible for the arson murders of the past several months, continues to stay at Ward's Island Hospital for the Criminally Insane. She still does not speak.

  • Health x4: Medical experts are baffled by the autopsy results of Columbia university grad student Joy Kamigawa, who was found December 8th dead in Columbia library. The cause of death is reportedly blood loss. Although there are no seeming exit wounds on her body, nearly 70% of her blood seems to have gone missing.

    Meanwhile, a sort of creepy guy has been reported as hanging around Lennox Hill hospital a great deal, visiting the rooms of coma patients.

  • Health x5: The Joy Kamigawa case is also causing concern as what was initially thought to be bruising from a struggle has changed postmortem in unexpected ways, splitting the skin in what looks to be a series of claw marks.

  • Health x6: Medical experts believe that the Kamigawa case might be linked to the death of Allison Darkwater in Scranton, Pennsylvania a month or so ago. The markings on the bodies are identical, and both victims experienced unexplained massive blood loss, with the majority of their blood unaccounted for.

High Society

  • High Society x1: The fund raising gala being held at the Ritz-Carlton has been rescheduled to January (Date TBA). The event hopes to help raise funds for various charitable organizations in the Bronx to improve the district, most especially a new program known as "Growing Minds" which emphasizes children's programs in conjunction with the foundation of public gardens.

    Meanwhile, a revival of the Broadway musical Cabaret has been receiving exceptionally rave reviews from critics, especially its leading lady Natalie Hemming who plays the role of Sally Bowles. Some speculate that she may be the new defining actress to have the role. Shows are increasing hard to get tickets too.

  • High Society x4: A local Queen artist, Derrick Firth, has been hired to make an unusual piece of statuary for the still forthcoming gala. It is a memorial of some sort, and is to be unveiled at the party proper.

  • High Society x5: There are some bizarre rumors to Firth's piece relating to terrorism in some way, as it is a memorial to the "victims of the Jyhad." He's a bit nervous that it will be taken as being anti-Islamic.

  • High Society x6: Tom Cruise totally is still totally showing up to the gala, bitches!

Industry

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Legal

  • Legal x1: One of the two men convicted of murdering a retired reporter for The New York Times was sentenced today to twenty-six years in prison.

    Michael C. Hamlin, who was twenty-four when he was arrested, had faced up to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery late last year. He was tried for his part in the death of the reporter, David E. Rosenbaum.

  • Legal x3: A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction yesterday blocking part of a state lobbying and campaign finance law that is one of the toughest in the country. The provision, blocked by Judge Stefan Underhill of Federal District Court, would have required the executives of companies seeking state contracts to disclose the names of their children on a Web site to ensure that the executives do not make illegal campaign contributions through their dependents.

Media

  • Media x1: Advisers to former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that someone has infiltrated the Giuliani camp last fall and stolen a document about his presidential prospects and political liabilities.

    The Daily News was given the 140-page document recently by someone "sympathetic to one of Giuliani’s rivals for the White House," According to the article, the document proposes a $100 million fund-raising effort for 2007, names an array of potential donors, and warns that Mr. Giuliani might face "insurmountable" problems, including questions about Mr. Kerik and Ms. Hanover.

  • Media x3: One of the two men convicted of murdering a retired reporter for The New York Times was sentenced today to twenty-six years in prison.

    Michael C. Hamlin, who was twenty-four when he was arrested, had faced up to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery late last year. He was tried for his part in the death of the reporter, David E. Rosenbaum.

  • Media x4: Daily Dirge Horoscopist, Melvin Gaylord, apparently has been receiving a large number of harassing phone calls, which explains his somewhat negative attitude toward Leos in the paper. The Dirge, in spite of his increasingly bizarre horoscopes, insist on keeping him on staff.

Occult

  • Occult x1: Police have placed Abel Sarkin, leader of the now-disbanded Brotherhood of the Black Rose, under arrest along with several of his followers. They are accused of the murder of two children in what is believed to be a genuine case of ritualistic Satanic sacrifice.

  • Occult x4: Police are waiting to question one Adam Jones in the Sarkin case. Apparently Sarkin claims that he was to be involved in the incident.

    In the meantime, police have also uncovered what appears to be a covertly hidden meeting place under Columbia university library, decked out in occult trappings. They discovered it after grad student Joy Kamigawa was found killed on an upper floor.

    Police are looking into any links that the strange room might have to the Brotherhood of the Black Rose, however, they are not releasing any information about the occult angle of the story to the public just yet. The media is hesitant to lend credence to it.

  • Occult x5: There are whispers that the occult group known as The Society of the Unbroken Mind might be somehow linked to the enigmatic figure known as Lucasta.

    Kamigawa had previously made reports that squatters were inhabiting the basement, and an initial investigation had -in fact- been launched into the complaint the morning of her death. Although the initial search turned up nothing. It is believed that Joy was possibly killed in retaliation for initiating the search.

  • Occult x6: Lucasta, who in fact leads The Society of the Unbroken Mind, has spoken to his followers recently. He claims "that the time is drawing near, to when they shall rise up as Light-Bringers in their own right."

    Abel Sarkin has concretely claimed that his first impulses to kill the children he murdered came when in the presence of Adam Jones, and that "voices" told him that Jones was to be his unknowing aide.

    A few people are hinting that the Columbia occult rooms might be connected to the well known scholar, Adam Jones. This is unsettling due to his connections with the Sarkin case.

  • Occult x7: Lucasta is training little Lucastas! His crusade cannot die!

Police

  • Police x1: Police have placed Abel Sarkin, leader of the now-disbanded Brotherhood of the Black Rose, under arrest along with several of his followers. They are accused of the murder of two children in what is believed to be a genuine case of ritualistic Satanic sacrifice.

    Police have also uncovered what appears to be a covertly hidden meeting place under Columbia university library, decked out in occult trappings. They discovered it after grad student Joy Kamigawa was found killed on an upper floor.
  • Police x2: Joy Kamigawa was in fact a friend of police detective Bernard Motley. He's apparently been taking her death pretty hard. He has also recently alerted the department that two people have been impersonating police officers for the past several months under assumed identities (Cecil Miller and John Matthews). Their badge numbers have been since pronounced void.

    Meanwhile, medical experts are baffled by the autopsy results in the Kamigawa case. The cause of death is reportedly blood loss. Although there are no seeming exit wounds on her body, nearly 70% of her blood seems to have gone missing.

  • Police x3: Police are waiting to question one Adam Jones in the Sarkin case. Apparently, Sarkin claims that he was to be involved in the incident.

    Jones has answered initial questions posed by police, and claims to be willing to cooperate with the investigation once he returns from a vacation to Austria.

    Meanwhile, Bernard Motley is pushing HARD for police to track down one Reino Haldor (alias John Matthews), whom he claims to be involved both in Joy Kamigawa's death and in a series of thefts and misuses of power within the department.

    Even more strange, another "phantom" officer apparently harassed the two housemates of Joy Kamigawa, going by the name of officer Strickland, a name not registered with any NYPD department. People are looking into this heavily. Motley claims he hadn't heard about Strickland prior.

  • Police x4: Kamigawa had previously made reports that squatters were inhabiting the basement, and an initial investigation had -in fact- been launched into the complaint the morning of her death. Although the initial search turned up nothing. It is believed that Joy was possibly killed in retaliation for initiating the search.

    Police are looking into any links that the strange room might have to the Brotherhood of the Black Rose, however, they are not releasing any information about the occult angle of the story to the public just yet. The media is hesitant to lend credence to it.

  • Police x5: The Joy Kamigawa case is also causing concern as what was initially thought to be bruising from a struggle has changed postmortem in unexpected ways, splitting the skin in what looks to be a series of claw marks. Police worry that the Kamigawa case might be linked to the death of Allison Darkwater in Scranton, Pennsylvania a month or so ago. The markings on the bodies are identical, and both victims experienced unexplained massive blood loss, with the majority of their blood unaccounted for.

    Abel Sarkin has concretely claimed that his first impulses to kill the children he murdered came when in the presence of Adam Jones, and that "voices" told him that Jones was to be his unknowing aide.

    Motley, in addition to going on a tirade about this mysterious Reino Haldor, has also brought up the name Darren West repeatedly in his accusations, which is not winning him much favor in the department for some reason.

Politics

  • Politics x1: A legislative commission recommended on Tuesday that New Jersey become the first state to abolish the death penalty since states began reinstating their capital punishment laws thirty-five years ago. Its report found "no compelling evidence" that capital punishment serves a legitimate purpose, and increasing evidence that it "is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency."

    Meanwhile, advisers to former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said that someone has infiltrated the Giuliani camp last fall and stolen a document about his presidential prospects and political liabilities.

    The Daily News was given the 140-page document recently by someone "sympathetic to one of Giuliani’s rivals for the White House," According to the article, the document proposes a $100 million fund-raising effort for 2007, names an array of potential donors, and warns that Mr. Giuliani might face "insurmountable" problems, including questions about Mr. Kerik and Ms. Hanover.

  • Politics x2: A great deal of organized protest and public disapproval to the New Jersey plans to abolish the death penalty on a state level has arisen since the announcement of the legislative panel's findings on Tuesday.

  • Politics x4: A great deal of the impetus for the pro-death penalty sentiment in New Jersey is coming from a conservative group known as NJAHA (New Jersey Association for Harmonious Action). It is led by the Japanese ex-patriot Yoshita Takuo.

Street

  • Street x1: Once more, Throat Cutter Hernandez is apparently quite eager to see Lucasta's head on a platter. Word has gotten out that if any "accidents" should happen to this individual, Hernandez might be in a celebratory mood. Presents might be given.

    Not that Throat Cutter Hernandez wishes anything illegal to happen... accidents aren't illegal, after all.

  • Street x3: The leader of the Orphans continues his preparations to deal with the Furies. However, his eye has now also turned to the Lucasta incident and Hernandez's apparent discomfort with it.

    He claims Lucasta's on the right side.

    Can you dig it?

  • Street x5: Lucasta should come to Coney island some time, so say the Orphans. The man wants a talk with him.

    Can you dig it?

Transportation

  • Transportation x1: Lawrence Reuter, the president of New York City Transit, the branch of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that runs the city’s subways and buses is apparently to resign.

  • Transportation x2: Wesley Autrey, a fifty-year-old construction worker was waiting for the downtown subway. when he witnessed one Cameron Hollopeter (20) collapse, stumble to the platform edge and fall to the tracks, between the two rails.

    Autrey then leapt to the tracks to help Hollopeter, pressing him down in a space roughly a foot deep. Five cars rolled overhead before the train stopped, passing inches from his head, but eventually, both he and Hollopeter were safe.

    Autrey is being recognized as a local hero.

Underworld

  • Underworld x1: Once more, Throat Cutter Hernandez is apparently quite eager to see Lucasta's head on a platter. Word has gotten out that if any "accidents" should happen to this individual, Hernandez might be in a celebratory mood. Presents might be given.

    Not that Throat Cutter Hernandez wishes anything illegal to happen... accidents aren't illegal, after all.

  • Underworld x2: There continues to be word amongst several prostitutes and pimps regarding a frequent john who, in addition to being a blood fetishist, seems to be able to make a girl orgasm simply through the act of drinking her blood.

    Such talk is still spreading rapidly, even though this strange character hasn't indulged for some time now.

University

  • University x1: Police have uncovered what appears to be a covertly hidden meeting place under Columbia university library, decked out in occult trappings. They discovered it after grad student Joy Kamigawa was found killed on an upper floor.

    Kamigawa had previously made reports that squatters were inhabiting the basement, and an initial investigation had -in fact- been launched into the complaint the morning of her death. Although the initial search turned up nothing. It is believed that Joy was possibly killed in retaliation for initiating the search.

    Police are looking into any links that the strange room might have to the Brotherhood of the Black Rose.

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