AEON B2-Team: Season 8, Session 11 – Let’s Kidnap a Mechanic

Dramatis Personae

  • Amar Gupta aka The Iron Sikh  (played by Christian): Brick. Taxi Driver. Ass-Kicker. Sikh. Tagline: “Being a man of faith means to live it.”
  • Amie-Belle T. W. Lee aka Whisper (Played by Curtis): Cold War era super-soldier/spy that got put in the Freezer, because she got poisoned. After getting thawed out and cured she tried to back to work, and was given an “adjustment period”. Uncle Sam called 2 years later, with work… because once you’re in, you’re in for life. Tagline: “In and out without a whisper.”
  • Beauregard K. “Bo” Ratnam aka Wirerat (Played by Brice): Technopath, inventor, and hacker. He specializes in co-opting enemy systems and tech assets. Tagline: “Nice tech – I’ll borrow that.”
  • Rafe Hanlon aka Nyx (played by Chris D.): An umbrakinetic petty thief still on work release several years later, on his way to becoming a true agent and hero. Tagline: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
  • Vincenzo L. dePrezzo aka Threshold (Played by Rory): Doctor, Mathematician, and Scientist (yes, capitals) and Spatial Manipulator. Threshold can bend space like a pretzel, teleport, obliterate things, and has extraordinary senses. He’d rather be in a research lab than fight. Better known for his work with Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations, and disaster relief than famous battles. Tagline: “I can be there in a snap!”
  • Derrick K. Ratnam aka Legerdemain (NPC Ally): Spin doctor and media liaison for Project VANGUARD. Twin to Bo. Tagline: “Well, actually that’s not how it happened…”
  • Layla A. de Blackburn aka Nox (NPC): CIA-trained child assassin all grown up to be Daddy’s Little Monster. Maybe a little mad. Argues with her shadow often. Tagline: “No, we shouldn’t do that…should we?”
  • Stainless Steel Rat aka “Sir” (NPC Ally): Bo’s best friend and assistant. A sentient drone in the shape of a stylized shiny metal rat mindlinked to Bo. Specialties are rapid repair construction and modifications. Imagine if K-9 and R2D2 made a baby and it looks a bit like a rodent. Tagline: “Repairs and upgrades in progress.”

Previously . . .

At this point in time, they’ve called in multiple heroes from around the country and the world for support. The Rikers Island is getting back on track, almost ready for intaking prisoners again, they’ve already hired some ex-Blue Sky mercenaries to keep the peace while other folks are keeping stuff going. Whisper still makes sure to check on Wirerat as Space-Cat lays on his feet staring at him and licking himself. Whisper attempts to give some of the food to Space-Cat only for him to turn its nose up at the food. In response, Whisper takes the food back and gives it kibble much to its displeasure with it then disintegrating the kibble and then looking towards Wirerat’s food.

Aftermath After The Fact

Nyx, Threshold, Whisper, and Wirerat
Old FDNY Engine 299/Ladder 152 Building aka New Base
Saturday, May 16th, 2020, 1230 hours (EST) 
61-20 Utopia Pkwy, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Otherwise, they’re back at it with getting patrols done, paperwork done, many other things done. Fridgeboy running through the training course on the rooftop with Prodigy and Gimmick. A knock resounds through the place. Threshold answers the door, finding the Bricklayer on the other side ready to start working on the back side of the building. He’s got other power mimics working elsewhere. Wirerat fires over a greeting over the PA system and Whisper comes down with a tray of treats and offers him coffee.

After getting the blueprints and floorplans they want in the place, he takes and makes some adjustments to the plans. He starts turning the entire firehouse into a fortress. He calls in additional materials on flatbeds and once they get there, he tells them to either get out or stay very still. Placing his hand on a wall, he starts humming as his hands glow a shade of blue not blue and after twenty minutes things are rebuilt and the extra floors have been constructed below ground. While he was working, Wirerat notes that there’s a glow from the drawer that he kept the kyberic reactor in and then a flash of blindingly bright light, by the time he comes to again the drawer is on fire. At the end of the period, he tells them not to worry about paying him as the city will be picking up the bill. Threshold offers to move materials whenever he needs it, if he’s available, and Whisper offers to bake him some stuff later.

Nox, meanwhile, is dealing with the paperwork that Nyx has completely given up on and is banging her head on the table saying that she’s having trouble with all the numbers. Threshold and Whisper are finally getting into it. Whisper notes that it’s got the fingerprints of alphabet agencies all over it and excuses herself to speak with Legerdemain, explaining they’ve got paperwork around August that’s got CIA all over it and asks if she should be doing counter-intel. Legerdemain says he wants her to not get them into any more trouble and asks where she’s even been. She tells him that she’s been digging up information on Lynch, as most of what he has them do is alright, some of it is questionable. He tells them that if they need to do something then do it fast, they only have a few days before they need to file an appeal on something. Whisper says she’ll do her best not to get them into any more sticky situations. She contacts Wirerat, saying she’ll drop off a physical notebook for him and to read it but not put it into a digital format and drops it by on the way back to going to the paperwork.

Threshold is investigating the building, noting the new freight elevator that goes all the way down and is large enough to fit a freight elevator. Multiple changes, several subfloors, security devices that are directly woven into the existing security. Wirerat and SSR spends a bit of time working on getting things up to standards.

Nox is back at the table playing solitaire with a deck of cards but is ticked off at the lack of a certain card she needs. Prodigy asks Nyx if it’s normal and he shrugs as Whisper hauls the paperwork downstairs to Wirerat’s lab where he, Threshold, and Whisper finally start going over them. They’re definitely encrypted dossiers of some kind that they’re trying to work out between the three. It uses a numeric crypto-cipher that uses a dozen dead languages in like old Sanskrit, languages that only a handful of people know. They run the gamut of local politicians, other big wigs, and random people. The deck of cards reveals themselves to be pictures under the right light wavelengths. For some there’s even two pictures, some have regular ones with blanks on the bottom, others have different versions of paler skin versions, whiter hair, purple-indigo eyes, slightly pointed ears. The joker card that was gotten from the safety deposit box didn’t decode to anything though.

Wirerat looks through and notes that they’re all locals and discuss checking things online to see who hits the tripwire. Threshold notes that there’s several local politicians on the list and considers popping near their building to do a scan on them to find biological abnormalities that he doesn’t get anything from biologically, though he notes that William French, the Undersecretary of Department of Transportation, isn’t quite who he said he was and notes that he looks somewhat non-human when he scans him with another one of his senses and now knows what to look for. Looking at a number of the rest, they definitely don’t look human when looking at them the right way, including several in the Mayor’s office.

He comes back to solicit ideas for what to do with things, at least two of them suggest that they should grab one, shove them into the broom closet which Threshold vetoes illegal kidnapping and goes off to find someone that can authorize the legal abduction of local politicians by contacting the President.


He literally teleports outside the White House and arranges to meet with the president, claiming that he’s got an appointment. Around ten minutes of checks later with telepaths and wizards. Once inside, he speaks with the apparently human President Callahan, saying they’ve got aliens infiltrating various politicians and industrialists in New York City. He starts giving him the list of people verbally, though Callahan stops him two people in and says not to tell him that before going to a desk drawer, grabbing a device, pressing a button and everything redshifts.

If what Threshold tells him is true, then he cannot tell him any more. It’s complicated, he explains, and pulls out a piece of paper to scribble something down. A temporary clearance and assignment to their own investigative branch of the Metahuman Affairs Bureau, they won’t know who he is unless he decides to declare himself though. He uses another device to create a seal on the paper to officiate it. It authorizes him with emergency policing powers, equivalent to the early Patriot Act. Callahan tells him that he’ll contact him in 24 hours, calling it Operation Dinner Out. Giving him half of a lacquered board full of coded pass phrases that will get him access to military bases as well as to the President no matter where he’s at. Threshold thanks him and then leaves the building and teleports back telling the rest of the group that kidnapping has been authorized and asks which one would be the best to kidnap and interrogate.

He gets Wirerat to check out the schedules for the figures, the Ace of Diamonds, he runs a fairly high-end auto shop. He’s been put into prison several times, though they’re not sure if that’s the original or the current one. He owns the shop outright and it’s the go-to for the gearheads in New York. Basically perfect for kidnapping.

After Action Report (GM)

A quick set-up to get us back on track. This was a lot of fun. Took a bit of time to sum everything that had been going on and for the PCs to make some plans. Short, but good.

Other Notes

Bonus Report from Rory.



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