The Corvalis Effect

TAD Response & Investigation Unit - Case File #4

Jaxom Shaw Field Report

Tactical Arcana Division – Response & Investigation Unit
Case File #4 — Addendum
July 29, 2015

Jaxom Shaw reporting.

After the ‘Zirmagdrion Incident’ I was asked to stay behind to help with the political clean-up. Thankfully it didn’t take too long, and I was able to head out after my teammates a couple of days later.

Cormac decided that he needed some time away from the base and came with me. It was a pleasant drive from the base in Arlington to New York. On the way to the hotel that we were to be staying at, I got what could only be described as a ‘hankering’ for a fish sandwich from a well reviewed shop down on the waterfront. I must have had a look on my face because the Lieutenant didn’t shoot my idea down, just asked me if I was sure.

While driving down the road we heard a rumbling and saw a warehouse shaking. Pulling over and busting in the door we encountered the rest of the team. They looked to be attempting to take a suspect in custody, but he was pinned to the ground by a man in stylized armor and, strangely enough, wearing a luchador mask. Agent Hicks managed to convince Felix Diego LaMancha (AKA – Ray Jaguar) to let him up so he could be properly mirandized and restrained.

We investigated the underground facility, where we discovered not only the ingredients but also the instructions to make Shard. In the drawer where we found the recipe we also found a new type of residuum (luminescent).

We made our way back to the base (personally escorting our prisoner, as we had learned our lesson from previous blunders). As the intervening days passed Jaguar was given probationary credential and housing, we all catch each other up as to the goings on from the past couple days, and, most importantly, an expert in Residuum, Prof. Sarah Bailey, was brought in to analyze it and the materials we found. The new type of residuum is ‘alive’ (or previously was). It seems to be more of a biological residue (traces of previously living matter). Is fairly powerful magic-wise. The question was raised on if there was a pattern between it and missing powerful magic users.

Gavin Edgars was also interrogated. Questions were asked about his supplier. All he responded with was a question, “What does it matter, i’m going to die either way?” ((Off topic conversation)) Name of the person (shrug) who supplies the “glowing stuff”: Thaggok Never meets with, only talked with once and he sent stuff. Decided he didn’t want to work with it anymore and had his ‘boys’ looking for magic items to breakdown. Contacted a guy named “Manuel”, said he had a ‘bud’ that had friends from ‘out of town’ that could get them residuum for cheap. Met Manuel in Miami at a hotel lobby.

The name Thaggok is recognized by Bailey. She had an Orc graduate student 3 years ago at Penn State who was highly versed in the theories of magical deconstruction. Real name was Theodore Gorkand. Last known location – Granite, Colorado approx 6-7 months ago via credit card transactions (gas and a soda). After deliberating the options, Cormac decided that we would head to Colorado. Before we left we were issued new firearms, prototypes better suited for our line of field work ((weapons do magical damage)).

((The writing up of these field reports was made a lot easier after purchasing a Bluetooth keyboard. Unfortunately it afforded me the option of being less diligent regarding update posting.))


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