Small Change

Spider's Web

Story 1 - Session 21

With the spiders dead, the group tries to ponder where they came from or who sent them. Not much can be said about it other than, most likely, a summoner, but Nixie suggests that it might actually be Boris the Spider. They can’t do much else but wait until Sophia’s anima flare has simpered down enough to let her change into a bear for tracking purposes; in the meanwhile, they discuss their next steps with the syndicate.

The tactical divide of the group comes up again. Kuku, Ana, Vincent and Sophia all agree that a more straight-forward blackmail, or preferably violent, approach will get them the fastest, most thorough results. Nixie, and to a lesser extent Vikky, believes that conquest can be assured through less confrontational means. In the course of the discussion, Kuku brings up his past again, enlightening everyone to a few more tasty morsels: in addition to his sape parents co-running a black ops branch of King, his three brothers are also sapes, and he stole a buttload of money from his family before running away after he turned 20 (the standard cut-off for exaltation). He also was married before, but his wife seemingly divorced him after he didn’t exalt. He thinks his family could be a good “in” for electronic ret-con missions in the future. The alternative is checking out the Volcano-HQ-potential Sophia came across before.

Sophia eventually assumes her bear form to track down where the spiders came from; Ana goes with. In their wake, Nixie admits that she videotaped Rampage’s rampage on Pulse Arcade and the surrounding areas, explaining she sent videos to both the Shogun and to Thunder City’s District Attorney, Stephanie Morgan, in hopes Rampage would be held accountable. As their path has gone on for some while, Ana doubles back to collect the rest of the team to join their tracking.

They proceed as a group to a deserted little chapel in the middle of nowhere, with naught an interesting thing in sight save for the sheer number of webs within. As it turns out, they’re not ordinary webs; Vikky confirms that, consciously or not, the spiders here have woven their webs in such a way as to summon demon spiders. It comes to a (mostly) unanimous decision to burn the entire place, for the sake of protecting future wayward travelers, but not before they complete a more thorough look over.

Nixie is the only one to find something, however: she alone sees a pallid figure (a ghost?) near the chapel’s altar. She begins to converse with it, eventually (apparently) offering the creature to speak through her.

Book says: {((n|n))} “Na autsau bautsau spaaadaaa”


Date

Sunday, June 16th, 2167

Moon

Waning Gibbous

XP

Session Award | 4 XP
Creation Bonus | 4 XP (Laura + Kate)
Total | 8 XP
Running Total | 134 XP

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