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Chicago Spirit

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RAISA FILE: Group of Interest [DEFUNCT]
GOI-001: Chicago Spirit

FILE CREATED: c. 1933
FILE LAST REVISED BY GOI: c. 1934
FILE RECOVERED: c. 2008
FILE NAME: Rabbit #11: Mr. Night
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new plan for this:
start with letter from Derringer (here's what I've collected to show to the other guys, add anything you know)
then go into the true formatty bits
===history
===magic
===location
===plan
===maybe more?
reply from Sawteeth saying "hell no"

Rabbit 1: Mr. Night

Sawteeth,3

They got him. The Cheesers4 finally got ahold of Chappell. Chappell was getting worried in the past couple weeks, ever since his old pal Night left the outfit. It's clear to me that Night turned his back on us and turned us in.

And we are going to make him pay for that. There's no other option. The two of us are going to have to do what the five of us have to do, and we can't let people think we're weak. Treachery to the Spirit means death.

There's just one problem: we don't actually know who Night was. I'm gathering information about him, send me everything you have.

— Derringer

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Pretty sure that Night is in the photo we summon Chappell's first kill from Bubbly Creek with. Fairly certain that nothing else exists — Night refused any other pictures and we only got that one because he needed to be in it for the magic to work.

Don't know much about Night myself, honestly. There's the old story that Chappell told us about how he and Night first met, getting fished out of the river, but it ain't clear if they kept in contact after that. Chappell says he was only eleven or so when that happened, but he didn't form the Spirit for years after that.

Chappell gave me this letter, though. Said it was all that Night left before he fucked off.

To my dear Chappell,

I'm sorry, but this will be our last contact. I have done all that I need to do with you, and I have spent far too long on this project. I've seen the future, and it seems that our market is about to close. (By which I mean, open up.) I may have known you since you were but a boy, but fifty years is enough time.

I will be leaving the country presently, and returning to my homeland. I don't recommend trying to find me: we both know that you won't be able to do that, and you'll have enough on your plate in the coming years.

I wish you luck with the rest of your days. You'll need it without my help.

Mr. Night

That's most of what I know about Night. But Charles, I need to ask you a question: do you really think that this our best course of action? Night was stronger than any of us — much stronger than Chappell, even. All those times I died, it was Night that brought me back. I don't think we can even do anything to stop him.

~ Sawteeth

History

Chappell first met Night when he was 11, in 1882. The old story about the first anomalous act that Chappell is mostly true. To sum it up: Chappell was thrown into Bubbly Creek in a murder attempt by a gang of rival newsies, trying to get his corner.

The part that most of the Spirit doesn't know is that the only reason Chappell survived is because he was dragged out of the river by Night. Why Night did that - what he saw in Chappel, why he risked his own life for a kid - isn't clear. Chappell would never tell us, and Night sure as hell wouldn't either.

Here's another bit that not everyone knows: Chappell didn't kill Rudy by himself. He used a whistle, one that Night gave to him. He blew that whisted, sucked Rudy's blood out and let it flow into the the Creek.

I've never been clear on when Night next showed up either. I know that Night gave Chappell some of the money for setting up the Spirit — the original, the bar — but there have to be other times they met before then. They had to have been friends for a while.

[night between 1893 and 1933]

[night leaves]

Sawteeth,

I'm beginning to realize something from going over all these documents and things Night did.

Can you ever remember Chappell ever doing anything supernatural himself? Any times when he didn't use some object, or Night wasn't there to help? Times when Chappell actually worked some magic for himself?

Magic

stuff that derringer finds out about Night

another letter

Plan of Action

we're hunting him down!

letter from Sawteeth - I'm out







UTE-4004-DISCO-FATHER

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PSYCHE Records

Nornir or whoever manage Eurtec talking about the Spectre in a general sense

SOMEBODY Records

they somehow learn his name is Night

also probably the whole "talking to parallel versions thing" (ie the Inside Man)

probably a captured Spectre dude

PSYCHE Records

The following report has been filed by the USA Parastate Department5, detailing the USA Unusual Incidents Unit's prior interactions with an individual believed to be UTE-4004-Disco-Father. The UIU has offered to assist the Coalition with the tracking of UTE-4004-Disco-Father, as he remains a wanted criminal under their jurisdiction. This offer has been turned down.

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UNUSUAL INCIDENTS UNIT

Case File Summary 1941-016

"Chicago Revenant"

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An individual identifying as "Mr. Night" first came to the attention of the Unusual Incidents Unit in 1941 during a string of murders associated with the now defunct anomalous crime syndicate known as the Chicago Spirit. The primary leadership of this agency was brought into Secure Contain Protect Foundation custody in 1933, leading to the collapse of the group by 1938.

In 1941, a series of anomalous murders occurred, targeting individuals associated with the Chicago Spirit. Following each of these murders, the UIU would receive an anonymous tip directing them to the location of that murder. These tips were all signed by Mr. Night, who indicated a familiarity with the operations of the Chicago Spirit.

It was initially believed that the purpose of these murders was to obscure information concerning the Chicago Spirit, but further review indicates this may not have been the case. Mr. Night, in one instance, refrained from killing several former members of the Chicago Spirit when able. Additionally, all individuals killed by Mr. Night during this serial killing episode were involved in the upper management of the Chicago Spirit.

UIU investigators, therefore, concluded that Mr. Night was attempting to conceal a secret that had only been known by the primary leadership of the Chicago Spirit. As a result, the UIU shifted their focus to finding additional members of the Chicago Spirit who had been in the upper management of the said group.

This was not successful, as Mr. Night had been able to terminate all members of the Chicago Spirit aware of this secret. The UIU then turned to try to determine the identity of this Mr. Night, and was able to do as such.

Several former members of the Chicago Spirit detailed that Mr. Night was a legendary figure in the Chicago Spirit, who few members ever directly interacted with. Allegedly, this Mr. Night had been involved in the founding of the Chicago Spirit and was the creator of many of the anomalous objects and phenomena employed by them. However, some suggested that Mr. Night was merely an alias of the presumed leader of the Spirit, Richard Chappell.

Since this initial series of murders in 1941 and 1942, Mr. Night has eluded all attempts by the UIU to capture and prosecute him. While sightings of him have occurred infrequently over the past sixty years, very little progress has been made in investigating and learning more about Mr. Night. As such, Mr. Night has been placed on the UIU's Top Ten Most Wanted List.

Threat Entity Database Entry

Threat ID:

UTE-4004-Disco-Father "Mr. Night"

Authorized Response Level:

2 (Sub Moderate Threat)

Description:

Rules of Engagement:

PSYCHE Records

summary of incidents involving the Spectre - heists, bootlegging operations and the like. Night is spotted at some of them

PHYSICS Records

raid is conducted to go after Night, and fails. Night leaves a taunting letter

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