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Witches at Odds (Episode 51)

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  • Mon, Oct 02, 2017
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  • In the Round Hall at Temple Church, Vijay, Monica and Kora catch up while Kalissa, in shadow form, works on opening the door to the inner sanctum. Inside the inner sanctum, Prometheus invokes Hecate to summon the shade of Circe into Kalissa’s body. Through a carefully negotiated agreement, Kalissa’s body...

    In Threes (Episode 50)

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  • Mon, Sep 18, 2017
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  • In the Age of Legends, Medea (in Kalissa’s body) lets Kora choose between being bitten by enchanted snakes and put to sleep or being torn apart by dragons. Kora knows that if she’s put to sleep, Medea will use her as bait against Monica. Also, Kora has survived an encounter...

    Night-rise (Episode 49)

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  • Sun, Sep 17, 2017
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  • A mysterious fog has rolled into London, thanks to the Veil of Night that Prometheus unleashed to appease Nyx. The Underground is more powerful than it has ever been. As always with the Underground, it's hard to tell who is really in control or what their agenda may be. Vijay...

    The Mother's Day Incident (Episode 48)

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  • Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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  • At London Bridge Hospital, Kora slips into critical condition and her soul finds herself at the gates of Hades. The inhabitants of that Underworld place give Kora a wide berth as proceeds to the palace. Hades greets her rather coldly, still recalling the time she stole Persephone’s beauty cream from...

    Breaking Much More than a Leg (Episode 47)

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  • Sun, Jul 23, 2017
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  • As Medea’s performance ritual continues in a private hall at the Ministry of Sound, Monica, Rose and Medea are playing the part of the three aspects of Hecate. Rose plays the part of the maiden while Medea plays the matron. Monica has replaced Abby (a prominent shade in the Underground)...

    Excerpts from Medea's Version of the Orpheus Myth

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  • Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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  • Long ago Hecate lived separately as three women: the maiden Euridice, the matron Medea and the Crone whose name had been forgotten. One day, Euridice went among the living to gather flowers and fell in love with Orpheus. Orpheus’ music was joyful and gay, for he was in love with...

    Reborn Again (Episode 46)

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  • Mon, Mar 06, 2017
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  • The story continues at the Shaka Zulu club in London. Kora, still under the influence of Erato’s corrupted inspiration, convinces a large group to stage a performance of Magic Mike (spreading the corruption to others in the process). Vijay and his crew coordinate with I.S. to arrange a “2-10,” which...

    Parts Unknown (Episode 45)

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  • Sun, Mar 05, 2017
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  • Prometheus returns to earth from Elysium after repairing Daedalus' charriot. Daedalus practically worships Prometheus, but that hasn't stopped Daedalus from flirting with Prometheus' wife, Iota. Prometheus shows Daedalus an equal amount of respect by taking a magic mirror from Daedalus' work shop without asking. Ariadne (disguised as Medea) remains in...

    Tears in Heaven (Episode 44)

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  • Mon, Nov 14, 2016
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  • Prometheus and Io are enjoying their honeymoon in Elysium, but Prometheus has to get to work on a magic ring that will nullify Aphrodite’s curse. He creates the ring with help from Daedalus. Daedalus is flirting with a woman half his age (mentally and emotionally speaking – physical age has...

    Another Perfect Wedding (Episode 43)

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  • Sun, Nov 13, 2016
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  • Prometheus and Io get married at a lovely garden ceremony. Prometheus’ ex-wife, Aphrodite, gives Prometheus everlasting love as a gift. Actually, she arranges for his wedding ring to be enchanted so that he falls head-over-heels in love with Io in the same way that Prometheus’ love potion made Aphrodite fall...

    Episode 42

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  • Mon, Oct 31, 2016
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  • When Vijay and Kalissa get to Corsica Studios, Io and three of the corrupted muses (Cori, Mel and Euterpe) inspire hundreds of innocent bystanders to start a musical dance riot in the streets of South London. Kalissa goes to investigate something in an antique shop and promptly disappears. Vijay falls...

    Tea for Three (Episode 41)

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  • Mon, Sep 19, 2016
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  • Prometheus double dates Demeter, the goddess, and Rose, the nymph, at the Rooftop Café in South London. The café has a rooftop garden with patio seating and an indoor restaurant area. Terpsichore tries to ambush them with the miasma, but Prometheus sneaks away, confronts Terpsichore on a nearby roof, and...

    Love, Laughter, Death and Morrissey (Session 40)

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  • Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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  • Monica is at Corsica studios with Euterpe (the muse of music), Melpomene (the muse of tragedy), Terpsichore (the muse of dance) and… Morrissey? Her ploy to distract the muses to buy some time for Kora and the others comes to an end as they record a music video for Morrissey’s...

    A Grand Night Out (Session 38)

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  • Mon, May 16, 2016
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  • Prometheus has three days to get married. Otherwise, he will face Hera's wrath. The sorceress Kalissa owes Prometheus a debt for saving her life. She coordinates an outing at the Ministry of Sound (a nightclub in wolf territory) to introduce Prometheus to London’s most eligible bachelorettes. At the club, Kalissa...

    For Your Amusement (Session 37)

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  • Fri, May 13, 2016
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  • Venus is anxiously waiting for Prometheus when he returns from his surprise trip to Cancun. Venus wants Prometheus to save Kalissa, who is dying from her own blood curse. He eventually finds out that Kalissa cursed Kora, who used her connection to the Underworld to reflect the curse back on...

    Breaking More Than a Leg (Session 36)

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  • Mon, Apr 04, 2016
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  • Vijay, Kora and Prometheus descend the hidden stairway beneath the Knight’s Chapel in Temple Church. Powerful warding magic distorts their perception. Prometheus becomes lost and somehow teleports to Cancun. Vijay and Kora end up together in front of the Golden Doors into the vault. They saw Pemphredo go through the...

    Pre-Game Notes for Session 36

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  • Sun, Mar 06, 2016
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  • The Grey Sisters The Graeae (Gry-eye, gry-ee, gray-ee), also called the Grey Sisters, are the sisters of the Gorgons. Their names are Devi (“Dread”), Esha (“Waster of Cities”), and “Well-Clad” Pemphredo. They share one eye and one tooth, which they take turns using. By stealing their eye while they were passing...

    Farewell to Arthur (Session 35)

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  • Mon, Feb 22, 2016
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  • As Hecate is about to announce her engagement to Zeus to the crowd at the Roman Amphitheater hidden beneath Guildhall, Arthur attacks her with a dagger made of living wood. He slays Hecate’s crone form instantly. She withers and dies horrifically. Zeus is too shocked to strike Arthur down for a...

    Evidence that may be sealed away in the vaults of the Invisible Service soon

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  • Sun, Feb 07, 2016
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  • Savannah (text) I heard you’re in trouble. I can’t believe it’s taken us all this time to get together. No idea if it will work, but please let me help you survive long enough to find out. Why won’t you answer my texts? Is someone blocking the transmission?   Dena...

    Why do people keep trying to touch my wife? (Session 32)

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  • Mon, Dec 14, 2015
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  •   Prometheus goes looking through the files at I.S. for something about the rumored “rogue agent” in I.S. that set up Hecate. He finds that Atalanta Vargas, an I.S. contractor and formerly one of Nestor’s Argonauts, found the evidence and is being commended for her work. However, the evidence is...