Animal Hijinks and Murder
A month later the group has spent some time working together, and while still awkward at times for the most part they function well. Morpheus has kept a firm but gentle hand on the teams respective wheel but for the most part remains apart from them letting them guide their own actions.
During this time Portia and Up-lift engage in a little downtime namely chaperoning Oaf on a trip to the Bay City zoo and wildlife park, an expansion of a the original San Jose zoo expanded during the rebuilding of the city into Bay City with expanded enclosures and scenic views in the south hills between San Jose and Morgan Hill.
The sight of a majestic Lion named Ranna, roaring loudly enough to silence the entire zoo brought out the childlike wonder in the giant Oaf, who enjoyed his sojourn through the zoon.
Meanwhile Powerfist worked with Morpheus on getting the mansions systems and Laboratory more to her liking. Sebastian remained mysterious but showing up as he deemed fit which was his want.
This did not mean the shadow mage was idle, Darkholme had passed on warnings of troubling sensations in the aether, and worse something had actively tried to invade its territory, the stench of the infernal sorcerers-- Sebastian was almost positive it was the same one form earlier-- was all over the attempt. this was getting personal for the master of Darkholme, and he intended to see those responsible punished appropriately.
Later the next day finds a happy Oaf watching an afternoon television show while the others engage in their business. Its during this show that a news report breaks in as Jenny Landry the pretty anchor at Bay City news channel 2 says.
"Authorities report that the Lion named Ranna has vanished from its enclosure under mysterious circumstances."
"We go to Amanda Groves on the scene at the Bay City wildlife park; Amanda?" Jenny Landry says segueing to Amanda.
"Yes Jenny, were here on scene." the pretty brunette begins "Where authorities have declined to comment as yet on how the enormous predator escaped its secure enclosure. Officers on scene suspect theft of the animal which seems to have disappeared around midnight but would not confirm as the investigation is still ongoing." she explains as some background information, and interviews with a zoo official play before it goes back to Jenny in the studio.
"Police are advising folks in the surrounding area to stay indoors, and remain vigilant for any sighting of the Lion. If you see it do not attempt to trap or confront the lion but call police or animal control immediately at the following number shown at the bottom of the screen." Jenny finishes adding "We'll stay on top of this breaking news story as more details come in."
the news breaks off and returns to Oafs show.
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