The Spree are a group of witches who coordinate terrorist attacks around the world in an attempt to end the conscription of witches.
History[edit | edit source]
The Spree formed sometime in the 1990s as an organized resistance to the conscription of witches on a global level. As of the last couple of years, they have switched to mass destruction tactics - using balloons to spread sound curses and other forbidden works to mass murder civilian populations.
The Spree trapped a platoon of soldiers led by Petra Bellweather in a bunker in Liberia with an evil storm song after detecting their arrival. A firefight broke out between the two groups and Willa Collar was allegedly killed. In reality, Willa somehow survived and became part of the Spree.
On Conscription Day, Scylla Ramshorn, a cadet at Fort Salem went to a Spree armory in Baylord Auto and joined them. She received a balloon, a "vessel," and instructions to attack a mall. Despite her reservations, she shape-shifted and used a balloon to cause 1600 people to jump to their deaths. She later received orders unknowingly from Willa to get close to her daughter - Raelle Collar and bring her to the Spree.
A day after Conscription Day, the Spree attacked a French cruise and caused the passengers to commit suicide.
At some point, a Spree cell used a plague bomb to attack the British embassy, killing 233 people and injuring 91 in the most horrible ways imaginable.
The Spree began using a new type of bomb involving the use of anything that can hold a volume of air. They used this method with a bottle on a bus in Kiev.
A strike team of American witches arrived at a bottling plant at an airport in Kiev with intel on the Spree. A bottle hanging from the ceiling exploded, causing the witches to kill each other.
Scylla continued to get close to Raelle, eventually having genuine feelings for her and the two began a relationship.
In Dayton, Ohio, a male Spree witch disguised as a lifeguard used a flotation device in a pool to freeze it inside and out along with the people.
On the eve of Beltane, Scylla's ex boyfriend - Porter Tippet got suspicious of her and confronted her in her dorm room. She seduced him and mind controlled him into committing suicide. The necros performed a death current on his body to see if his death was Spree-related. At the same time, the witch generals tried to detect work residue on the students' mirrors - which Scylla had been using to communicate with the Spree. Porter said nothing of Scylla and the witches found nothing on the mirrors. Scylla was later threatened by a Spree agent to get invited to Charvel Bellweather's wedding.
During the wedding, Scylla was given orders to deliver Raelle to Penelope Road at 6pm. After they can't guarantee her safety, and reminiscing over their relationship, Scylla doesn't complete the task.
At the wedding, Charvel was murdered by attackers who claim to be Spree and balloons arrive at the wedding. Both threats are dispatched by the Bellweathers. Scylla disappears afterwards. Seventeen Bellweathers were executed at the same time as Charvel, despite the fact that their connection to the Bellwether Matriline had been lost to time. It was later discovered that the attacks on the Bellweathers were committed by the Camarilla.
The Spree's "creative" violence continued to escalate to the point where non-witches began to harass male witches and rumors of Congress disbanding the Accord circulated.
Scylla had been captured at the wedding by Anacostia and was being interrogated by Anacostia, Izadora, and General Alder. Scylla resists their torture, but Anacostia uses Raelle to get inside Scylla's mind and discovers the Baylord Auto armory.
The army sends forces to infiltrate the armory, but the building is destroyed in a massive explosion, killing witches and civilians alike. The Spree drive two trucks filled with mines and hostages to the airport with plans of a massive coordinated attack starting from Boston and spreading to nations around the globe. The trucks are intercepted by a cadet team arriving from Citydrop. The cadets knock the first truck into a nearby field. Amina Straw shapeshifts into Scylla when Raelle runs after her. The two fight and Raelle knocks out/kills her. The Spree activate the mines and drive the truck towards the cadets. The cadets perform a unified windshear, destroying the truck and killing Spree operatives along with the civilian hostages. Several agents of the Spree are captured in the aftermath, including members of the local leadership.
A Spree member enters a soccer game and uses the ball to hypnotize the crowd to chant "our ancient enemy has returned," referring to the Camarilla.
Scylla escapes when Anacostia sympathizes with her and the Spree. Scylla goes to a Spree safe house and is unknowingly followed by Anacostia. She walks into the kitchen to find Willa. The older witch tells Scylla she was supposed to bring her Raelle.
Description[edit | edit source]
The Spree are a radical group of terrorist witches who say they want to dismantle the global industrial military complex and liberate the witches around the world who fight in their countries' militaries. The Spree are comprised of many ex-army operatives.
They have no great leader, just heirarchies within local cells. They prey on and recruit other witches that are ideologically vulnerable.
They use coordinated mass killings of non-witches to stoke division between witches and non-witches, hoping to force governments into dismantling their witch armies. On rare occasions, they will also attack to weaken the ranks of complicit witches - setting up traps to kill military witch units.
Among their beliefs are:
- The conscription of witches is slavery to non-witches
- Non-witches are evil and their hatred towards witches never goes away
- Mainstream witch culture is complicit in the enslavement of witches
Their modus operandi is to use containers of air such as balloons to deliver devastating works on civilian populations.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The Spree can change appearance to look like anyone else. They do this by burning their face off and on with a lighter.
Known Members[edit | edit source]
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- Lighters - Members of the Spree carry around lighters to burn away their current appearance and shapeshift into another.
- Containers - The Spree plant their work in objects that can contain air. After being activated by a Spree member's seed sounds, the enchanted air explodes out of their vessels and cause one of a variety of destructive effects.
- Balloons - the most common and recognizable instrument of the Spree
- Inflatable Flotation Devices
Attacks[edit | edit source]
- Suicide balloon in a megamall (Say the Words)
- Mass suicide cruise ship attack (Say the Words)
- Bus bomb attack in Kiev (My Witches)
- Witch trap in Kiev (My Witches)
- Ice attack at swimming pool in Dayton, Ohio (A Biddy's Life)
- Plague bomb attack on the Britain embassy (A Biddy's Life)
- Balloon attack at Charvel Bellweather's wedding - possibly (Bellweather Season)
- Soccer game crowd hypnotizing (Witchbomb)
Quotes[edit | edit source]
"We are the Spree"
"The way out is in. The way over is under."
The Spree's code