Saturday, February 18, 2023

AEON C-Team: Season 7 Session 2 & 3



  • 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.
    • 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”
    • Derrick K. Ratnam aka Ledgerdemain (NPC Ally): Spin doctor and media liaison for Project VANGUARD. Twin to Bo. Tagline: “Well, actually that’s not how it happened.
  • 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.”
    • 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?”
  • 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!”

Off Topic

Its been a rough several months for the campaign, We have had 3 game sessions since picking up for the new season and its hurt my motivation for writing up the session recaps.  Sorry about that!

Session 2: The Bridge

Two black capes attacked the Brooklyn? bridge, for no obvious reason. Bombardo and Behemoth, a blaster and brick respectively. Both have a record of alleged murders but have never been caught and tried and both considered mercenaries. Threshold portaled everyone to the bridge using a nearby dashcam for the targeting link. Several emergency vehicles were already on scene and there was a large hole in the bridge with some cars on fire.
Whisper went into stealth mode and snuck up towards Behemoth. Nyx and Nox quickly moved towards them and Threshold used his space folding to give Whisper a boost forward.
Nyx bound Behemoth in darkness and Whisper then hit him in the head with her hatchet (critical called shot). Nox encased them all in darkness but Bombardo flew up above the darkness and blasted a lot of people with a lot of small explosive attacks.
Nyx then portaled up to her and took her out with his darkness tentacles.
Fight ended in a few seconds!
SSR and Threshold did not have time to do much fighting and got in on the emergency first aid and recovery services. Wirerat traced their phones and ran into some kind of serious black ice that nearly killed him with a massive brain hemorrhage.
Threshold got him to the hospital and did some emergency brain surgery to keep him alive. He was in recovery for a week after.

Session 3: Aftermath and Recruitment

Nyx took the recovered burner phones and using his street contacts found where they were purchased but it was pretty much a dead end as to finding the person who hired them. At least so far, Wirerat may be able to follow up on some of that info later.
Threshold spent most of his time over the next week taking care of the injured.
We determined that we need more staff so we had better patrol coverage and did some job interviews.
We picked up several candidates, more on that next recap.

Post Take

The GM has decided to try and run if even one person shows up, normally the rule is 3 but we have two players who are often unable to make the game due to other conflicts.
We feel that the bad guys were paid to attack the bridge, possibly to test our team. If so they would have learned that we can respond in force and very quickly and that we have good crowd control (darkness), stealth, and at least two of our members (Nox and Whisper) can hit pretty darn hard. Much of this was already well known and Threshold has a public identity and I thin his disintegration powers are fairly well known, though its possible people underestimate them as he hasn't often used them on camera or in public. though an older metahuman he has only recently been active in a crime fighting role with most of his activities involving disaster relief. Wirerat as a gadgeteer is going to be fairly unpredictable, and Nyx is a long time white cape having worked for Team Vanguard for a few years. So they likely learned the most about Whisper, our super soldier.

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