Small Change

Tame the TatterdemaLION
Story 9 - Session 6

The Fairy parade’s leader, the Tatterdemalion, is unhappy that the group is ruining his great event. The group is unhappy that the Tatterdemalion is a little bitch. Shenanigans!


Date

Friday, October 14th, 2168

Moon

Waxing Gibbous

XP

Session Award | 0 XP
Total | 0 XP
Running Total | 683 XP

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The Circus Comes to Town
Story 9 - Session 5

Early one morning the Fairy Parade comes to town and the group rushes over to say, “No, stop that, don’t these eat these people, and fuck off.”


Date

Friday, October 14th, 2168

Moon

Waxing Gibbous

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 683 XP

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Phone a (Hellish) Friend
Story 9 - Session 4

Vikky summons Uvula. She waits 12 days, then gets a neato weapon and everyone asks Uvula what she’d make them into. [TBD]


Date

Sunday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 12th, 2168

Moon

New and Waxing Quarter

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 679 XP

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Decanthrope Details
Story 9 - Session 3

Catherine pays the group another visit, trying to give them something to work off, but it’s not very helpful (yet?). [TBD]


Date

Monday, September 12th, 2168

Moon

Waxing Gibbous

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 675 XP

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Bugs and Recon
Story 9 - Session 2

The team discovers a few bugs at Vikky’s manse, in the sitting room and Vikky’s bedroom closet. (Later, one more is found in Sophia and Vincent’s bedroom.) Some other stuff happens. [TBD]


Date

Sunday, September 4th, 2168

Moon

Waxing Crescent

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 671 XP

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Step One Planning
Story 9 - Session 1

Carmen reveals she spoke with Gabriel in person. The group talks next plan of attack. [TBD]


Date

Thursday, September 1st, 2168

Moon

New

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 667 XP

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It Was You All Along
Story 8 - Session 17

This manse is strange. Sophia’s attempts to discern who it belongs to is successful (no one) but its layout escapes her.

So begins our heroes’ descent.

The first door they reach bears a fully filled in golden circle. Kuku opens the way to a small room with a Vetruvian man inscribed on the floor. The second door bears a fully filled in silver disk. Sophia opens this one, leading into a room in which rests a giant suit of armor, immobile, a hallway protected with a lattice of lasers, and a third door with a purple-rainbow disc. Nixie opens the latter, which leads to yet another door, on which is a large panel of five buttons, one green, yellow, red, blue, and purple – a game of Mastermind. Solving the game leads to a room with a flat dais (upon which sits a plastic banana) and two sealed doors holding Erymanthoi. Removing the banana activates the suit of armor in the first room; it’s hardly a trouble to dispatch thanks to an all-out coordinated attack. When the dust settles, they move on past the now deactivated laser doorway.

The stairwell they find leads further downward, into a strange room with a platform. A huge, crystalline sphere sits dead center, swirling with color and pure light.

It was all a lie.

Gabriel sheds his mask. Sheds his ties to Ebon Dragon. Spreads his white anima wings as his tainted existence pours into the heart of the city. Shatters the trust of seven demi-gods in the span of minutes.

Everything’s gone wrong.

“Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home. Your house is on fire. Your children will burn…” He’ll let them go free, without harm, but they’ll have to do in kind to him to prevent the death of their loved ones and Thunder City.

Why?

“I did it… because this city needs you. This city needs heroes. I’ve learned something important through my lifetimes. Heroes are never, ever heroes forever. Look at what’s become of every one of them who ever stood for this city. Human beings don’t want to be saved. They want to be… entertained. I say this with the certainty of this entire miserable species’ history in my memory, over life after life, incarnation after incarnation. A hero is only a hero as long as the novelty lasts. And never if the hero needs to be saved. I won’t let the same thing happen to you. Not to any of you. You’re going to leave here. No one you love will be hurt. You will be safe. They will be safe. I will ensure them a steady stream of the entertainment they crave. As I have done. Every single villain this city has faced? Each one unknowingly knelt before me. The Raksha? The Abyssals? They each and every one played to my plans. And they will continue to do so. And you will fight them. And win. And everyone will go home and sleep soundly in their beds satisfied the strong and good have won over the weak and wicked.

Al resists leaving. Terribly. The others won’t have it; everyone needs to leave or everyone dies. Kuku is prepared to kill her if he needs to, and Gabe is just about to save him the trouble when Nixie devours Al’s love.

They leave, physically unharmed. Their loved ones are safe. But nothing is okay.

The manse at city hall shifts into a huge tower. Blasphemy is committed. A Yozi has broken captivity.

This is just the beginning of the end.

(End of Story)


Date

Thursday, August 18th, 2168

Moon

Full

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Story Award | 6 XP
3 Die Stunt Award | 2XP (Jen + Kate)
Total | 12 XP
Running Total | 663 XP

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Thunder City's New Mayor
Story 8 - Session 16

After securing ropes for safety, Nixie and Sophia dive into the mysterious vanishing pool to further investigate the weird darkness the former found. Their investigation plops them right through a portal to Hell – the same green sun over an expanse of desert. As pursuing the trail of the Remade any further would at best be a shitty idea, the two return to the overworld and head back with Kuku and Vincent to announce their findings. Ultimately, it’s decided that searching Hell for the Remade would be very, very stupid. Instead, Nixie’s organization will seal up the portal so at least Nero Drago won’t be able to use it either.

Two days later on August 12th, Thunder City’s mayoral election comes to a close. The results aren’t surprising. In third place, Alex Romero, with 16% of the total votes. In second place, Ruth McKenzie, with 28% of the votes. With 56% of the votes, Gabriel Dyson is elected mayor of Thunder City. His winning speech is brief, but familiar.

“People of Thunder City, this is a turning point. This marks the end of Thunder City’s long road of suffering. This is the beginning of a city where cruelty is not strength, and kindness is not weakness. This is the beginning of the transformation of this city. No longer will Thunder City be a falling tower. It will be a city on a hill, a brightly illuminated beacon for all to look to for inspiration, strength, and hope. In the coming days, the fire that burns at the heart of this city will flame into glory from its embers once again. People of Thunder City – it is time to bring back the light.”

A week passes uneventfully before new mayor Gabriel Dyson calls up his friends on August 23rd with the news that he’s discovered the manse beneath City Hall. It’s time for an adventure.


Date

Wednesday, August 10th; Friday, August 12th, and Wednesday, August 17th, 2168

Moon

Waxing Half; Waxing Gibbous; Full

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 651 XP

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Vanishing Streams
Story 8 - Session 15

Following the concern over what to do with the Remade and realizing Vikky has taught herself Sapphire tier countermagic in addition to Al picking up a trick that might help, Carmen suggests paying a visit to Morrie Turner to reassess his mental state and determine if there’s anything they can do to help him heal. She, Vikky, Al, and Kuku (and Nixie, in hiding) make very awkward a trip over only to find that he seems… more or less normal, and no longer the weird empty-and-refilled he seemed like when he was first Remade. Considering his and Katrina Jackson’s (another Remade they fleetingly check in on) ‘recoveries’, no further actions are taken.

Three weeks pass. Kuku is pestered by the media. TC’s new chief of police is sworn in. Southside gang violence steps up, and an eight year old boy is shot at Jake Dublinsky Park.

On the 10th of September the Remade under observation all leave home per their usual schedules and don’t come back.

Sophia launches a search for them, calling in Kuku and Carmen for help in tracking down where the hell they went. The search leads them an hour out of town, to Vanishing Streams State Park. The path itself leads to a bizarre set of, well, vanishing streams, and more bizarrely, straight into one. Nixie makes an initial dive to check out the pond, resurfacing when she discovers supernatural(?) darkness.


Date

Friday, July 22nd, 2168 and Wednesday, August 10th, 2168

Moon

Waning Gibbous and Waxing Half

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 647 XP

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Source of the Tapes
Story 8 - Session 14

Though the damage is done, the question of who sent the tapes in is a question that needs answering. Kuku and Carmen break out their computers to track down – through a string of hurdles – the origin point of the leaked tapes: TCPD internal network. With a bit more poking around, they discover the computer of one Officer Sandra Partridge. Even further investigation points out that Partridge’s desk is a blind spot in TCPD’s surveillance cameras, and that she suffered a psychological breakdown immediately following Halloween of 2167. Armed with this unfortunately coincidental knowledge, they call a group meeting.

At said meeting, the two dive deeper into Patridge’s files, try to determine whether it’s plausible that Nero Drago Remade her or if this is all just unfortunate coincidence that gave him an opening to use her computer. That question remains largely up int he air, until or even after Sophia shadows her after work to find her staring, for hours on end, at a strange youtube video. A discussion on what to do with the Remade comes up, the compromised solution being to just keep closer observation on them rather than terminate them.

In related news, Chief Irons announces his resignation and his suggestion for replacement for Chief of Police, and Kuku makes his public neosapien debut (which is very well received by the public.) Alex Romero fucks himself over with his response to Kuku and Chief Iron’s collusion. No one is disappointed.


Date

Thursday, July 21st, 2168

Moon

Full

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Total | 4 XP
Running Total | 643 XP

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