Kennedy's discovering the joys of research. It almost makes up for the fact that I won't let her lift weights or go out and kick vampire butt yet.
I had to go downtown to get a copy of the Erie Street Cemetery map. A lot of other cemetery maps are available online, but I couldn't find one for that. Funny, huh? Makes me think someone's trying to keep something hidden there. It's kinda old, by American standards, and was the first official cemetery for Cleveland. Right across from a baseball field! Gave me some Sunnydale High flashbacks--screaming kids on one side of the street, and on the other side ... well, kids who were screaming for a different reason, except for when Buffy was there swinging Mr. Pointy.
It's a pretty quiet place. No one's buried there anymore, but people wander through it 'cause it's so historical and all. Generally pretty quiet, I guess. There are some Native Americans buried there, and some famous people, so if I were into the black arts (which I so am not anymore), I think it would be a good place to get ingredients. Plus, I dunno, drunken baseball fans could wander in and get munched on after a big game.
I wonder ... could the Ubervamp have been used as like a bodyguard or something by a witch? Someone who was an acolyte of the First and didn't want to be disturbed when she was doing a little midnight shopping?
But then there's Woodland Cemetery. I didn't get by to see it today, but this article I found said it has "a gothic castle-like mausoleum" in it. Gee, isn't that just what evil looks for when it goes house-hunting? And it's only about 2 and a half miles away from Erie Street Cemetery. That's nothing to an Ubervamp.
Earlier I couldn't get a good fix on our Ubie, which was what got me to thinking about witches. I'd just been using the standard locator spell. Old reliable, always worked in Sunnydale. But things felt ... fuzzy somehow. Like maybe someone was blocking me? So I took a step back, and instead of trying to find Ubervamps, I looked for the greatest concentration of vamps.
Guess what? Between 55th and 9th Streets. Woodland and Erie.
Guess I know where the extra patrols are going tonight.