Mortal Instruments

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Plot Type: Mini Plot

The Gotham Antiquities Commission's centennial anniversary auction contains an item of considerable interest to multiple parties, and a perfect storm circulates around efforts to get at it.


This is a plot that interconnects a bunch of personal character stories to one big climax involving the Liber Consecratus, an ancient tome said to have been penned by Saint Honorius himself.

MAJOR PLAYERS

Zatanna Zatara - On her own for the first time in her life, and tangled up in the mystery of her missing father, the young magician finds herself back in the land of her birth, pursuing the only lead she has left to an antiquities store in Chinatown. Recognizing her lack of experience and expertise in investigations, she decides to turn to…

Jessica Jones - Caustic but capable, information from her teenaged client leads them both to a crime scene and later the morgue, where the dead antiquities purveyor tells them that Giovanni Zatara wanted information about a book called the Liber Consecratus, said to have been penned by St. Honorious himself. It is scheduled to be put up for auction during the Gotham Antiquities Commission's centennial gala, sponsored by the Wayne Foundation among others. After sending Jessica to Gotham, Zatanna on her way home encounters…

The Winter Soldier - Programmed to be one of the deadliest men on earth, a job where his prey fires back a last Hail Mary bullet winds up with him shot and bleeding behind a dumpster, picked up by a Good Samaritan magician who heals him with her magic. Emergency repairs that need to be made on his metal arm bring him to the doorstep of…

Dr. Jane Foster - Obsessed with her work, she returns home one day to find her house broken into by the Winter Soldier, a Cold War legend and ghost story in the annals of SHIELD history. Fearful for her life — and enthralled by the unprecedented technology in his prosthetic — she repairs his arm to prepare the Winter Soldier for his next mission - one Gottfried Muller, a person of interest to HYDRA, the pursuit of whom takes him to Gotham City, home of…

Tim Drake - Bored in Physics class, he later meets a new student, Zatanna Zatara, who he discovers shares a history with his adoptive father, Bruce Wayne, the very person Zatanna intends to see regarding an invitation to the GAC's centennial. As his alter-ego, Red Robin, he later rescues Zatanna from Michael Kazinsky, a serial killer who has been sacrificing young women to please Mammon, the Demon Prince of Excess. Meanwhile…

Azalea Kingston - One of Gotham City's newest vigilantes runs afoul of the Winter Soldier as he targets a mild-mannered Commission member who was visiting the local college campus, and the encounter leaves her broken and bloody: but resolute. The demonic presence in her soul lures Zatanna Zatara to where she fell, healing her injuries and unwittingly finding out a few more bits of information about the Winter Soldier, who in turn clashes with…

Batman - Gotham's most infamous personality shares the same body as its favorite son, who encounters the Winter Soldier as he attacks yet another member of the GAC's board. With some quick forensics work and two days' time, he shuts down the Winter Soldier's supply chain in Gotham; then, as Bruce Wayne, he later gets reacquainted with Zatanna Zatara, the daughter of his old friend and teacher, Giovanni Zatara, who he discovers is missing. Armed with information collected from both of his personalities and convinced that there is a bigger mystery afoot, he later runs into…

John Constantine - Another old friend of Giovanni Zatara, and Zatanna's former flame, he has traveled to the United States on an unrelated piece of business, roused by strange stirrings occurring in South America. A newspaper article on Michael Kazinsky's serial murders and the citation of Zatanna's name brings him to Gotham, where he later discovers that Mammon has been pulling strings there and that Giovanni is missing. He later forges a blood pact with the Winter Soldier: John will deliver Muller and in exchange, the Winter Soldier will deliver the Liber Consecratus to him and keep it away from Zatanna's hands. Unbeknownst to him, however…

Peggy Carter - A woman out of time, and with her own separate encounter with the Winter Soldier fresh in her memory, she later decides to inform the one person who would be the most affected by the possibility of Bucky Barnes' return from the dead. During a chance meeting aboard the Triskelion, she reaches out to…

Steve Rogers - The First Avenger, his struggles to adjust in the modern world have reached a new complication, unsure whether Bucky Barnes is actually alive or that there is a doppleganger on the loose. As he attempts to search for the ghost of his best friend, information comes to him through Zatanna Zatara and Jessica Jones, who manage to piece together enough evidence to infer a connection between him and the Winter Soldier, and convince him to be present at the GAC centennial event.

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Plot Logs

December 14, 2016: Throwing Stones in Glass Houses

On the way home from Gotham University Campus, Zatanna finds out that she has caught the attention of Gotham's Caped Crusader….and proceeds to unload one of the most epic rants she has ever said in her life.

(permalink: log:4954 | tags: batman mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 13 Dec 2016 11:36)

December 13, 2016: The Catalyst

Cutscene - takes place after Cancelling a Debt

(permalink: log:4953 | tags: mortal_instruments nadryv zatanna_zatara | posted: 13 Dec 2016 08:04)

December 13, 2016: Cancelling a Debt

Cognizant of the fact that this is probably an incredibly bad idea, Zatanna scries for 'Stan' and finds him in the Gotham train station, and manages to obtain some answers.

(permalink: log:4952 | tags: mortal_instruments nadryv the_winter_soldier zatanna_zatara | posted: 13 Dec 2016 06:30)

December 12, 2016: The Pursuer

Cutscene. Takes place some time after 'PI to the Rescue.'

(permalink: log:4959 | tags: mortal_instruments the_winter_soldier | posted: 14 Dec 2016 02:29)

December 12, 2016: New York, New York

John Constantine, fresh off of a successful trip to the Louisiana bayou, heads to NYC to see if he can't drum up support to deal with the latest supernatural crisis to ping his radar.

(permalink: log:4949 | tags: john_constantine mortal_instruments vexed | posted: 12 Dec 2016 18:26)

December 12, 2016: Calling in a Favor

Zatanna Zatara pays a visit to Bruce Wayne to ask for his help regarding her missing father, Giovanni.

(permalink: log:4948 | tags: batman mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 12 Dec 2016 09:21)

December 11, 2016: Converging Threads

Jessica returns to Shadowcrest after her confrontation with the Winter Soldier, and discusses the next steps of the investigation with Zatanna.

(permalink: log:4947 | tags: jessica_jones mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 12 Dec 2016 05:49)

December 11, 2016: PI to the Rescue

Jessica Jones, investigating the recent spate of attacks on members of the Gotham Antiquities Commission, happens upon the source.

(permalink: log:4944 | tags: jessica_jones mortal_instruments the_winter_soldier | posted: 12 Dec 2016 00:25)

December 09, 2016: The Target

Cutscene. Takes place directly after The Disciple.

(permalink: log:4958 | tags: mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 14 Dec 2016 02:25)

December 09, 2016: The Disciple

Cutscene. Takes place after There Is No Hunting Like the Hunting of Man.

(permalink: log:4957 | tags: mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 14 Dec 2016 02:19)

December 09, 2016: Professional Relationships

Peggy and Steve discuss whether Bucky Barnes could possibly be alive, and also skirt emotional stuff. Like bosses.

(permalink: log:4940 | tags: agent_carter captain_america mortal_instruments nadryv | posted: 10 Dec 2016 08:13)

December 09, 2016: The Devil's Candy

Hours after Red Robin's apprehension of Michael Kazinsky, the Dark Devil follows the wake of the magical ripples that Zatanna unleashed in the abandoned tannery, and finds herself in her hospital room.

(permalink: log:4939 | tags: mortal_instruments the_dark_devil zatanna_zatara | posted: 10 Dec 2016 04:32)

December 08, 2016: There is No Hunting Like the Hunting of Man

One kill away from receiving what he has been promised by the demon he worships, Michael Kazinsky ends up taking the wrong girl and attracting the attention of the wrong vigilante.

(permalink: log:4937 | tags: mortal_instruments red_robin zatanna_zatara | posted: 09 Dec 2016 07:01)

December 07, 2016: Job, Interrupted

The Winter Soldier really hates trying to work around Gotham's most brooding fixture.

(permalink: log:4932 | tags: batman mortal_instruments the_winter_soldier | posted: 08 Dec 2016 05:00)

December 04, 2016: The Devil Inside

Zatanna once again fishes someone out from a dumpster, only this time she comes across a rare case of a demon that has completely integrated into the soul of one of Gotham's newest vigilantes.

(permalink: log:4915 | tags: mortal_instruments the_dark_devil zatanna_zatara | posted: 05 Dec 2016 01:45)

December 03, 2016: The Devil Wears Pravda

The Winter Soldier, hunting a mark for his latest job in Gotham, finds himself interrupted by a girl who is way more than she appears.

(permalink: log:4910 | tags: mortal_instruments nadryv the_dark_devil the_winter_soldier | posted: 04 Dec 2016 05:47)

November 28, 2016: Kept at Arm's Length

After a long day at the office, Dr. Jane Foster returns home to find that— for once— someone is waiting there for her.

(permalink: log:4903 | tags: dr._jane_foster mortal_instruments nadryv the_winter_soldier | posted: 29 Nov 2016 03:03)

November 25, 2016: Three Degrees of Separation

A latecomer arrives in Tim Drake's Wednesday morning Physics class. Never one to resist the lure of the unknown, he later finds out that he and Zatanna Zatara have Bruce Wayne in common.

(permalink: log:4908 | tags: mortal_instruments red_robin zatanna_zatara | posted: 02 Dec 2016 06:37)

November 24, 2016: A Stray Cat Named Stan

On the way home after stumbling into a crime scene and breaking into a morgue, Zatanna finds a hand peeking out from behind a dumpster, which is attached to an arm…and that's it. But it's not the only thing waiting for her in the shadows.

(permalink: log:4901 | tags: mortal_instruments nadryv the_winter_soldier zatanna_zatara | posted: 27 Nov 2016 21:17)

November 23, 2016: Liber Consecratus

Takes place before 'A Stray Cat Named Stan' and right after 'Cookies Make Everything Better.' Jessica and Zatanna finally check out Madame Chong's in Chinatown, which ends up becoming a crime scene, propelling them to sneak into the New York City morgue for answers.

(permalink: log:4907 | tags: jessica_jones mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 01 Dec 2016 03:48)

November 21, 2016: The Back Room

Takes place chronologically after 'Another Missing Persons Case.' Zatanna returns to a family friend's shop to talk about her missing father. Originally a cutscene that is posted here to give some context to the details described in 'Another Missing Persons Case.'

(permalink: log:4890 | tags: mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 22 Nov 2016 20:40)

November 21, 2016: Another Missing Persons Case

Jessica Jones meets a new client, who asks for her help in locating someone who has practically made a living making himself disappear.

(permalink: log:4888 | tags: jessica_jones mortal_instruments zatanna_zatara | posted: 22 Nov 2016 03:11)

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