April 10, 287y
After a bad encounter with a falafel vendor, Magdelyne accompanied Fleetwood back to his apartment, where they experimented on the specimens, which turned out to be scales.
Madelyn got one stuck on her hand and went home, leaving Fleetwood with the other two.
Each scale has a soul in it. Fleetwood conversed with one, finding the soul of Ratibor, an ancient Russian warrior who died fighting the dragon Zmey Gorynych, and was bound to his scale to manifest as a ghost warrior on command. Ratibor has a hard time understanding how Fleetwood has the scale without having killed the dragon.
Fleetwood calls Jon Steier, a contact in the Mysterium for advice. Steier advises him its dangerous, not to let anyone know he has it, not to let any vampires touch it, and to give it to someone for safekeeping as soon as possible, preferably the Mysterium, but if he’d prefer the Guardians of the Veil, this is a time Steier thinks their removal of artifacts is warranted.
Fleetwood calls Robyn Bonura at the Guardians of the Veil, and arranges a drop-off of one of the scales, as he claims that he only has one. They’re concerned enough to poke a little magically, but not strongly enough to get through Fleetwood’s wards. It makes him edgy though, and the drop is set up cautiously.
Magdelyne has a dream where a foreign vampire speaks to her in a dead language.