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  • Someone Had to Say It

    The snow had been falling since the previous evening. Ed had left the cabin earlier in the day to run in for some supplies and Alex had spent most of her time staring at the blinking cursor on the screen. She walked down to the kitchen and stared out the …

  • Operation Mortimer

    [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace Valentine]] is looking for a small group of The Contingent to assist her in a covert mission. She would prefer to meet in person to discuss the details. This should only ideally take two to three days and she …

  • Detroit

    An old friend from my days spent on the Force has alerted me to some suspicious vigilante activity in Detroit. An anti-crime wave has hit the city as criminals start turning up dead in Unusual ways. They say one guy's sweat was turned to acid, that sounds …

  • Rescue Mission

    We’ve started a massive effort to find [[:chester-6 | Chester]]’s killer, [[:vampire-jack | Vampire Jack]]. There are multiple undercover operations in the works in the New England area. Two weeks ago we lost contact with the hunter undercover in Rhode …

  • Grindhouse

    Tracking a psycho mage down in southern California. I have the bastard on the run, need some steady team mates to put an end to him. The going will be tough, this guy is tricky business and has some allies with him that enjoy spreading mayhem and …

  • Apron Strings

    As soon as Ed pulled up to his cabin, he felt something was out of place. Alex’s car was gone, but that wasn't odd – she’d probably gone into town for something. The cabin just felt … off. Grabbing his pack, Ed walked up to the porch while looking …

  • Passing thoughts on a man who would be god.

    There we were, out in the desert. A place that drives men to madness, and that's what we looked at square in they eye. Despite his psionic abilities, a mage had succumbed to that fatal edge all greats must walk, and now, he, a monster named Sweet William, …

  • Smoke And Mirrors

    Contingent intelligence supplied by Elijah Sharpe’s investigators suggests that an unidentified paramilitary agency is planning a lethal raid on a farm in a secluded area outside Denver, Colorado—and supernatural beings will fight on both sides of the …

  • -Clean Sweep

    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | Dr Adrian Skaar]] and the Empire Foundation, nearly every last product from the [[Operation Gestalt | Gestalt]] has been destroyed. With the “unfortunate” fires that burned down their school, we …

  • Nothing's As It Seems

    _Dear [[:alex-lathem | Alex]],_ _I realize that we really haven’t talked, like, at all, and our single encounter didn’t go off so well, but I’m hoping that you won’t just delete this. You seem to have some …sympathy… towards magic and mages. Or, if not …

  • Witch Hunt

    "We’ve been cross checking old intel and new, which revealed something in some of [[:chester-6 | Chester’s]] data. It wasn't much to go on for him, just census data about an unusually large female population in northern Vermont. After interrogating [[ …

  • Land Down Under

    A message has just came through from [[:remington | Remington]] asking members to assist a former Contingent member in Detroit. Her daughter has been kidnapped, and it has the hallmarks of supernatural involvement. Need some folks with a curious bent and …

  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

    [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] could use a few brave hunters to join her on a mission unlike any other. After [[Picture is Worth a Thousand Souls | the mission in San Francisco]], a haunted painting was recovered by [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah Sharpe's]] …

  • The Damned Swamp

    [[:franklin-frank-wilkes | Frank]] is gathering a team to investigate happenings in the Louisiana swamp lands. Things have been happening that defy explanation, and the gators aren't the only danger that lurks in the bayou. The witch woman says the danger …

  • My Bloody Valentine

    " [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace]] here. I could use a couple of extra hands on this case I am working. I've been tracking down a killer, one with supernatural abilities. They seem to be able to be in two places at once and they are leaving a …

  • All Aboard!

    Elijah Sharpe has invited you to join his company on a 3-day, all-inclusive cruise. Natalie signed up immediately and is hoping you'll join her for a weekend of sun and fun. What could possibly go wrong? h1. Write-Ups [[Allegro Natalie Patient 237 | …

  • Loose Ends

    Braxton Falls, MO used to be such a quiet little town, the epitome of idyllic suburban life. But a wave of foreclosures and business buyouts is decimating the town's economy, and a mysterious rash of slaughtered livestock has the townsfolk on edge... not …

  • Seizing the Future

    _“Nothing in this world connects you more to what you're studying, then actually living in the outside, beyond these coddling walls. The Empire Foundation is now offering a summer camp to help shape minds. Those who wish to emulate my experiences living …

  • Lo que el viento se llevó

    _*Three months ago…*_ The burning pain across her belly was making [[:eva-jimenez | Eva’s]] brain trip over itself. She could already hear [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | Skaar’s]] chopper approaching, and she couldn’t make her mouth tell [[:mallory-mal- …

  • Season 2 Synopsis

    Season 2 started with the members of the Contingent discovering that the Contingent Conspiracy was much bigger than just [[:chester-6 | Chester]]. The characters meet other Compacts that work for [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah Sharpe]] and [[:trent-remington | …

  • The Secret Frequency

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed’s]] cell phone vibrated on his work desk. More accurately, it rattled a pile of reports that covered that particular area. Ed shoved the papers to one side and hit the speakerphone button. “Yeah? This is Ed.” he called out, …

  • Someone Has to Say It

    The snow had been falling since the previous evening. [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] had left the cabin earlier in the day to run in for some supplies and [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] had spent most of her time staring at the blinking cursor on the screen. She …

  • Pre-Game Jitters

    The bags were always packed. Even when there was a daily discussion about walking away from everything and starting over, neither of them unpacked the “hunting” bags. In the first few months after [[Welcome to Littleville | Littleville]], it was a regular …

  • Living the Dream

    [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] had just finished packing her kits, laying her surgical equipment neatly on top. You could never be too prepared. Satisfied, she turned to her computer, making sure all her emails were answered. They were expected to be …

  • It's a Magical Place

    h6. Excerpts from [[:alex-lathem | Alex's]] Journal Day 1, Detroit: early afternoon It had been my idea after all, and here we were standing in a bar full of people that I wanted to run away from as quickly as I could. It was loud, boisterous and a …

  • A Game of Find the Hidden Mickey

    May brought with it a bit of cabin fever for me and [[:alex-lathem | Alex]]. The secret frequency had turned up some leads and we left my cabin for Detroit. [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace Valentine]] needed some help and it seemed like a good …

  • The First Step is a Blue Slurpee

    Mal scratched her arm, and frowned as flakes of dead skin dusted the steel table. Stupid sunburn. The trip to Orlando was nothing like what she had expected. When she had left, all she could think about was the gore that Aaron had mentioned in his vision. …

  • Elf-Wizards of Detroit

    h6. written by [[:mercedes-gauron | Mac]] -God, I can’t even begin- I’ve gone on a lot of hunts, in the past two years of being a Hunter, but I still feel like I don’t know half of what’s going on in this world. That pisses me off. So, I’ve decided …

  • Laying It Out

    h6. A glimpse into Domino's life The folders splayed out across the table. It disheartened [[:domino | Domino]] that none of his regular party members decided to help him out. _Do they see what's happening to The Contingent? Do they see my part in it …

  • While Ed's Away

    “What?” he dropped his pack by the door and turned to the eyes that were burning into the back of his head. Alex was standing by the kitchen table, her laptop and books filled its surface, papers spilling into the chairs and down to the floor around …

  • What, Why and How

    h6. Mal tries to understand the motives of the other hunters __Multiple puncture wounds to the neck and inner thigh. The wounds are circular, one inch deep, puncturing the femoral and carotid arteries. Based on the distance between the punctures, …

  • Staring Out the Window

    _…wondering ‘Where the hell are the vampires?’_ _Ni siquiera sé porqué fui._ There were supposed to be vampires. The only reason I flew all the way across the country was to beat down some vampires. Instead, I got [[:jimmie-loften | Jimmie]], and …

  • Everyone Has a Secret

    It had all gone relatively well, aside from the ghost hunter getting his camera destroyed. What the hell had he been thinking? Alex was sitting in her hotel room, plastic bags and packaging strewn across the bed and floor. There were three phones, two …

  • Reporting In

    In another non-descript office, in a non-descript office building, Grace walks in to see Elijah standing behind a banged up desk. He smiles as he sees her, his teeth brilliant against the dark of his skin. She fights the urge to snap to attention like she …

  • Hammer Time

    __Zip!__ “Shit.” Again. It had started that night at [[:hector-del-toro | Hector’s]] place. Maybe [[:mercedes-gauron | Mac]] actually did have an unhealthy interest in comic books and smithing, as Elisa claimed, because when one’s standing in only a …

  • Passing thoughts on a man who would be god

    There we were, out in the desert. A place that drives men to madness, and that's what we looked at square in they eye. Despite his psionic abilities, a mage had succumbed to that fatal edge all greats must walk, and now, he, a monster named Sweet William, …

  • Keeping an Open Mind

    “Get in there you bitch!” Mal tried to shove the med kit into her large backpack, which was already bursting at the seams with the rest of her equipment. After struggling for another minute, she eventually gave up. No matter how many times she had …

  • Caveat Emptor

    Per a request from this Elijah person, [[:alex-lathem | Alex ]] and I made our way down to San Francisco to look into a legit haunted house. I guess [[Operation Mortimer | you take care of one]] and you get a reputation... [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | …

  • Kindred Spirits

    The lab was dark, and Mal sprayed a fine mist of Lumol over the cotton swab she had used to take a sample of the ‘paint’ from the doll Jolette’s mouth. It glowed blue ever so faintly. “Ha! Yes! Got you, you creepy bitch.” she exclaimed triumphantly. She …

  • Let's Do Lunch

    Note to self, do not sit with [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] and [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] while they are discussing special effects makeup, especially about dead bodies and other things that have tried to kill us. One would think that going to a …

  • Death of Innocence

    h6. Mac's musings over Mossburg's grave [[:mercedes-gauron | She]] had gotten the good stuff for this private blot. She didn’t know if he had had any spiritual leanings – Hunters simply didn’t talk about that kind of thing, unless it was relevant to …

  • In the Doghouse

    h6. A few days after [[Bad Moon Rising]] *“Who the fuck is Guy?!”* [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed’s]] peaceful slumber instantly crashed around him. He gazed, bleary-eyed, up at the blond man shouting at him… Who was waving Ed’s phone around and …

  • Ah-woo Werewolves in Denver

    h6. from [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie's]] journal So that was the most intense, amazing, exciting, scary mission I've never been on. I knew that when I joined The Contingent, I would experience some amazing things and hopefully get to help people deal …

  • Bad Moon Rising

    _Journal entry June 23_ _Sometimes the universe throws everything at you at once, and the only thing to do is plow through it head on. It started after we got back from San Francisco, there was an email from Mac. I remembered her from the brief …

  • Heroes Of Fur And Fang

    It was nearly 9pm on Sunday when Aaron and Alex pulled in at the edge of the Kincaid property. Natalie immediately latched onto Alex and dragged her away to make frozen fruity cocktails with her new pal, Gardner; Natalie was obviously sucking up the …

  • Reap What You Sow

    [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] posted on those damn forums about having more wacko dreams. People in the woods getting pounced by some monster. Hit a little close to home, so I went out to Denver to help. [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] went too, partially to keep me …

  • Girls' Night Out

    The whirlwind that was Natalie grabbed Alex by the hand before she and Aaron had a chance to walk twenty feet from where they had parked. “I am so glad you made it back before they’re all gone.” She was holding a plastic cup with a reddish purple slushie …

  • Heading Home

    Something wasn’t right. There was a routine, it was the way they had done things since Alex had come to stay at the cabin. On the way home, she would sleep for the first few hours and then after lunch they would start going over their notes. Later, Ed …

  • Severance Packages

    h6. The Watchmen “Dr. Skaar will see you now.” Susan flashed him a condescending, perfunctory smile. George hated Susan. He was theoretically above her, but the Administrative Staff associated with Adrian all acted like they were in on some big secret. …

  • Science Can Explain Anything

    Mal had returned from Detroit, and was slowly falling apart. The idea of the Underworld, or even an afterlife was too big to be forced into her mental structures. There was room for ghosts, demons, and all manner of supernatural creatures. But Hades, an …

  • Winging It

    Mal was already predisposed to disliking Frank from the start. It was her standard practice to avoid outside bias prior to having all the facts, but after reading Dr. Skaar’s report from the mission in Mexcio, she already had the notion in her head that …

  • A Familiar Scent

    Taz was walking. It's what she did. Her Detroit warehouse den was waiting, snug and safe and full of fascinating things picked up here and there, but it wasn't time to rest yet. Kennedy was dead, right? Still? Now? Or is she going to die and Taz's …

  • Are You A Good Witch or a Bad Witch

    h6. Alex's notes I am still unsure of how to process it all. My head is a mess, I can’t sleep. At least I’m not puking up my guts anymore. I need to write it to keep it all straight, I’ll sort my feelings out later. We went to Vermont and met with …

  • Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five-Pound Bag

    h6. written by Ed If you look up FUBAR in the dictionary, I'm fairly certain you'll find a _See Also_ that points you to our trip to Vermont. [[:domino | Domino]] asked for some help with a town possibly full of mages. [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] is …

  • Bloodhound

    h6. Ed's trip to take Alex to Atlanta [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] had hung around as long as he could in Atlanta. He'd carried all the heavy things into the upstairs apartment. And then he'd loitered around, to the point it became clear he had no other …

  • Victim

    When Mal closed her eyes she could visualize the hand shaped bruises on the Liza Matthews arms, the marks from the chains around the girl’s ankles. Spirit, she corrected herself. _Multiple contusions on biceps and forearms. Width of approximately 5 …

  • If I Should Die Before I Wake

    h6. Alex's Journal The very mention of experimental meds and tech made me nervous for personal reasons. Things rarely go as planned, and when dealing with the supernatural, it’s pretty much a given that shit is going to hit the fan; it’s just a matter …

  • Too Much Time

    Alex woke up suddenly, kicking the tangled sheets away from her legs, and sat up in the dark. Panic subsided as her brain registered the unfamiliar shapes and shadows, reminding her that she was, in fact, in her own apartment over Dr. Burton’s garage in …

  • You're Not the Hero

    Mal argued with [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] and [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] over the merits of keeping the bodies, shipping them to the Empire Foundation. It was what they would expect from her. In the end they burned them, because Ed was stubborn, and would …

  • Big Wheel Keep on Turnin

    [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah ]] invited me out on a cruise to show his appreciation. I don't like boats that much, so I went to help [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace]] and [[:franklin-frank-wilkes | Frank]] instead. Fate can be a real bitch …

  • Short Leash

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] stepped into the steaming hot shower. His mind sort of drifted while he let the stress fade away. All this driving was starting to get to him - he wasn’t even sure the last time he saw the inside of his cabin. If he wasn’t on …

  • Allegro Natalie Patient 237

    From the files of Dr. Andy Zamar, Psychiatrist ASI Patient was referred for therapy for PTSD after surviving a vampire attack on a company cruise. Patient is female in her late 20's. Currently employed by film studio in Vancouver, B.C. but her home …

  • We Need To Talk

    Eva drove them out of town with decisive alacrity, taking every corner as hard as the top-heavy Suburban could manage without rolling over, accelerating with total disregard for all posted speed limits on every straightaway she could. Mal fretted over her …

  • Pound of Flesh

    h6. written by Ed This job takes a lot from us. Sometimes more than we want to give… [[Loose Ends | Braxton Falls]] was nearly the end of us. We bumped into something a lot bigger than us. Better organized, better equipped, and damn massive. And …

  • New Beginnings

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] watched, paralyzed, as [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] and [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] walked into the lobby of the Holiday Inn. Eva tossed a few words of friendship before pealing back onto the freeway. There was a fresh sting in Ed’s …

  • Alex Lathem

    As a grad student, Alex found herself involved with the Contingent when she received some old journals and a grimoire that had belonged to her grandfather. Her personal search and interest in the occult led her to field work and she met [[:edward- …

  • Franklin "Frank" Wilkes

    Frank was a gifted engineer at a prestigious architectural firm in Phoenix. Tragedy struck his family, and suddenly he was left alone with a burning hatred in his heart for anything supernatural. He does not talk about his past, and seems to carry a …

  • Natalie Allegro

    _Copied from Natalie's makeup blog__ About Me Hi! I'm Natalie and I like to make people feel good about themselves. That's why I became a makeup artist. I've also always loved horror films thanks to my older brothers, so that's why I went into special …

  • Aaron Mathias

    Hopeless stoner. Professional gamer geek. Serum-addicted dreamseer. ASI Field Operative. Screenwriter. Aaron Mathias’ life has taken a number of unexpected and thoroughly insane turns over the last four years. His greatest accomplishment during that time, …

  • Mercedes "Mac" Gauron

    While on a bizarre school trip to a re-enactment village during high school, Mac was introduced to the thing that would make life worth living: the forge. While the rest of her class was attacked by _something,_ she had huddled with the smith, and …

  • Eva Jimenez

    It's the classic story: third out of four, the only girl in a family of boys, raised by her Dad after her mother died of a long, ugly illness. Learned to hold her own when the boys started shoving each other around for fun. Dad ran his own garage in L …

  • Jackson Carver III

    The Contingent knows that Carver has some ties to Project Chimera, but he has been successful at painting himself as a humble former lobbyist turned Washington outsider looking out for the little guy. Last year, he was implicated and then cleared of a …

  • Jimmie Loften

    Everyone said the house was haunted, but the Loften family didn't believe in things like that. Jimmie Loften learned the hard way, that not only are ghosts real, but they're not always friendly. He may mention his mother telling him to run and hide on …

  • Vampire Jack

    Contingent researchers have found that Vampire Jack was born as Jack G. Blaine Jr. in 1868. It is unclear when Jack's sire, Ruthbert Sinclair, the Vampire Lord that was destroyed in the Satellite bombing, turned him. But even before then, Jack was a …

  • Harry McCoy

    Before joining The Contingent Harry lived a rather average life as the son of a local news-casting celebrity. At a young age Harry decided to become a journalist like his father, though something with more investigative focus like those that worked in …

  • Reuben Kyenge

    Since his late childhood, ghosts frequently haunted Reuben whenever he was alone. They progressively got worse, more violent as he grew older. When he was 14, they poisoned his dog. As he grew into his late teens, he realized that the less he thought …

  • Elijah Sharpe

    Elijah Sharpe is wealthy and charismatic. A self-made man, Sharpe grew up in West Philadelphia, and attended MIT on a full scholarship. He has been trying to unite the disparate factions of the Contingent over the last year, facilitating communication …

  • Trent Remington

    Little is known about Trent Remington, even among those hunters with whom he works most closely. Most of his known associates are now deceased, with the notable exception of Frank Wilkes. However, it's safe to assume he has military or paramilitary …

  • Domino

    An ex-mob hitman, the man simply known as “Domino” is a bit of a mystery, even to fellow Contingent members. Ask him about anything other than his personal life and he is open and personable. Ask him why he became a hunter and you get one word: vampires. …