Beautiful! The path's to the imports were off.
I changed the paths to explicitly originate from the root of the app and viola!
I didn't try with a "../" notation but I assume those would work also. Just as a note, I assumed THAT code to not be an issue because that's straight out of the yeoman generator for sass bootstrap and compiles locally with my compass install. I do believe my sass compiles any subdirectory to the root by default though. Maybe something to consider, especially if generators are assuming that functionality.