Dresden Files Accelerated: Emerald City: Requiem
HIGH CONCEPT: OUT OF RETIREMENT WARDEN
TROUBLE: FROZEN DOWN TO THE SOUL
THE MAGMA KRACKEN WAS A MYSTIC CHAMPION OF A PAST AGE
GET OFF MY LAWN!
MY APPRENTICE CAROLINE
A young but powerful warden in the 1930’s and 1940’s, then known as “The Magma Kracken” for his devastating Earth and Fire magics. They still tell stories about the time he single handedly took out a Wendigo some shaman gone wrong called out of Canada, and his battles against Black court vampire rum-runners at the end of prohibition is one of the reasons behind Washington state’s restrictive alcohol sales laws. Some people claim that he even melted the heart of the Unseale Fae, Fern Frost, daughter of Jack, and granddaughter of the Storm Lord…
Back in the 1930’s, he was often called
Rising Conflict: “I break the breakers”
When the White Council called on Warden Zebadiah Einar when the dread Necromancer Kemler rouse up, he answered the call. Part of a special strike squad lead by the subtle but implacable (and future Senior Council member) Martha Liberty, they served as a critical distractionduring the final strike. During the apex of the battle, The Magma Kracken went solo vs. Kemler’s youngest (known) apprentice, and stabbed him inthe heart as he was held by tentacles of white-hot stone. Unfortunately, the apprentice managed to last long enough to get off his death curse, shattering Zebadiah’s magic, and crippling his body.
Returning home after, and unable to so much as flip a light-switch, either mundanely or magically, the Wardens arrange to take care of their fallen survivor. His nurse Edna Smith (Smythe?) and they have a daughter, Lucille, who, as a teenager with a latent Talent, runs away to to escape her overprotective father, and to someday prove to him that she can be as much the hero she thinks her farther once was…
First Adventure (Too Old to Rock&Roll): “Get off my Lawn!”
When Bill Conway discovered the old book in the attic, he thought summoning Kirt Cobain’s ghost into his guitar would be totally cool. Unfortunately for him, what he calls up is hungry, and even more unfortunately for him, the old widower across the street who is always complaining about noise during band practice used to be a warden, and the silver sword over the mantle is not just decorative. When Old Zeb finally figures out what is going on, can he track down Bill’s gig in time to stop him before he used the energy of the audience to open up a gateway to dangerous part of the Never-ever, and even if he can, can a grumpy old man make his way past the mosh-pit without going crazy.
In his righteous rage, Zebadiah calls down the rain in his first act of full on Wizard level magic in almost 50 years…
Guest star in Sal’s DANCING ON THE HEAD OF A PIN:
When emissaries of the forces of Heaven and Hell make arrangements to talk to Sal, the only neutral party they both trust is a Wizard of the White Council. Sal is surprised to see a familiar old man, who drinks old whiskey, with a silver sword and cracking with the power of a bottled storm playing moderator at the local neutral grounds. Why does this old guy get respect from angels and demons, and is always paying his bar tab in full reason enough to trust him? Sal leaves with important information, and time enough to plan his next move safely.