Thursday, January 30, 2014

Casting Lots - Part I - Game Session 3




Angelique Ashur, Jonathan Valerius Baksheesh, Maynard “Alex” Hamilton, & Sergei Romanova
June, 18th, 2001, 3:00 pm
41 Hours Since Kidnapping
510 South Bolingbrook Dr., Bolingbrook, IL 60440

The PCs finish a fine meal of beer-battered French fries, micro-brewed ales, and chicken from the Hole in the Wall diner while they figure out there next move. After much discussion, they decide to follow up on the address that their witness revealed.


Angelique Ashur, Jonathan Valerius Baksheesh, Maynard “Alex” Hamilton, & Sergei Romanova
June, 18th, 2001, 3:00 pm
41.5 Hours Since Kidnapping
11218 South Helena Dr., Palos Hills, IL 60465

One the way to the supposed Black Sun cell’s location, Angelique calls SDI but loses signal on her cell phone, she then tries to call Jestinius, but loses signal again. Annoyed she telepathically blasts Jestinius who calls her back immediately and informs her she has given him a nosebleed. She explains that she wants some back up for the situation they’re about to get in, and he asks her to pull over (which Jonathan promptly does when asked), and they wait by a nearby gas station where the plate-glass window shimmers and becomes mirrored long enough for Jestinius to walk through. He gets Alex to sit in the front seat and Angel, and he go to the back. Oddly enough he notices that Angel’s been cursed and gives Jonathan an annoyed look. He removes the curse, and they set off for suburbia. Four blocks from the address, Jestinius gets Jonathan to stop the SUV, and he exits the vehicle promising to “cover them.” The rest of the PCs pull up down the street of the location. Jonathan distracts the house occupants, while Angel and Alex check the back entrance and Sergei launches himself onto the roof. Angelique uses her telepathy to confirm that the Black Sun is indeed in the house and finds that they’ve taken the houses occupants (a man, his wife, and their daughter) hostage. Angel uses her TK to remove the plywood that covered the upper left window and uses her abilities to levitate the family out after freeing them of their bindings. So skillfully do both the family and Angel act that their guard doesn’t notice them missing. Downstairs, Jon has talked his way into the doorway and scoops out several machine gun nests, in addition to bombs (homemade claymores) on the windows. He telepathically sends this information to Angelique, who shares it with the others, which was lucky because Sergei nearly opened a window. Checking it for a booby-trap the ninja opens the window and sends a throwing star into the throat of the cultist in that room, silencing him before he can scream – though he doesn’t go down immediately. Sergei moves into the room quickly and with a single action,  cut’s the man’s head off. Putting his sword away, he grips the head by the hair and prepares to launch it at his opponent. Meanwhile in the room where the hostages where Angelique has flown in through the window and Alex has climbed the outside. She then sneaks up to the guard just outside the door and after grappling him with her hair knocks him out, but before anyone can react. The two remaining cultists on that floor toss grenades in each of the directions that Angel, Alex, and Sergei are before using a wire to snap shut the doors from the outside. Sergei launches the head at the cultist who threw a grenade at him, just as he grabbed the headless body and pressed it over the explosive effectively neutralizing it. Angel tosses the grenade back outside the room using her TK to thread it through the rapidly closing door. Though it doesn’t kill the cultist that threw it at her, it does knock him back. Losing her temper, she flies into a berserker rage and launches herself at the cultist twisting his neck until it snaps before hurling a psychic assault at the cultist blocking Sergei in the room. The cultist goes down almost immediately as he suffers from a seizure. Suddenly, a tear, in reality, spears at the front of the stairs going down, a huge bloated human-shaped hulk appears and begins to release a wave of green mist, which poisons any in it. Sergei launches himself at it, performing his secret move: the Shijuushi Ōda or Ninety-Nine Strikes he literally dices the creature until unidentifiable chunks. The PCs make their way down stairs where Jonathan has disabled three more attackers and after an anticlimactic fight, the cell’s leader is knocked unconscious before he’s tied up. Total dead number four, with at least one needing serious medical attention, and the remaining six unconscious and bound. Once all the supernatural elements are gone (Jonathan and Alex “bake” the crime scene) Alex calls in CPD and tells them that the situation is under control. When the CPD arrives (including a full SWAT team) they are dismayed to learn that the house has been rigged, and Jonathan and Alex move around to each booby-trapped window, door, and exit to remove them. Jonathan steals several of the explosives leaving a few to be bagged as evidence in addition to the two M60’s he took from the nests, leaving parts of one gun in all three areas. Alex asks his fellow officers to keep the Feds out long enough for him and his “consultants” to go over the scene. Jestinius comes in flashing a (quickly conjured) badge and helps Angelique seek out any supernatural traces in the home. Not finding anything of real interest, they decide to interrogate the cell leader back down town for more information on the kidnapped boy and what they (the Black Sun) want with him.

Angelique Ashur, Jonathan Valerius Baksheesh, Maynard “Alex” Hamilton, & Sergei Romanova
June, 18th, 2001, 3:00 pm
44 Hours Since Kidnapping
11218 South Helena Dr., Palos Hills, IL 60465

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