Monday, March 13, 2023

AEON Season 7, Session 7


  • 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?”
    • June B. O'Neill aka Prodigy (NPC): Savant with hyper-intelligence that may have cracked the universal power-dampening conundrum. Fresh out of the Meraki Institute for the advanced and gifted. Extremely intelligent, but young (she's 16).
  • 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!”
    • Nawang Sonam aka Wan Shi Tong (NPC): Martial Artist with a mysterious past. Thresholds mentor, experienced and highly capable, indeterminate age.
  • Grant L. Wojcik aka Fridge Boy (NPC): Can control icer/cold, but mostly the ability to create ice that explodes. 16 year old emancipated orphan, Our janitor. 
  • Rudy A. Coldwater aka Gimmick (NPC): Mildly hyper-intelligent savant. Stutters. Makes very accurate guesses. Typical nerd, not yet 20. Wants to make a difference, assigned to support duties.
Dates: Monday, May 4th, 2020 1400 to 2200 hours.

We Last Left Off

Last session we were down a player who was back this time so we took care of that part of the days activities. Whisper and SiR had gotten themselves in trouble while investigating Mole Trolls HQ.
OOC: We got off to a bit of a rocky start. I for example did not correctly recall where we ended up, there were a couple of extra explosions at their same time I thought were earlier and I forgot my Teleport had been blocked.

The Subway HQ

Threshold was very surprised when his power sent him back in front of the HQ instead of to the subway that Wirerat directed him to where Whisper had vanished. Smart money would probably have been to go inside and assemble the full crew and head over, though that would have lost several minutes time.
Threshold opted instead to use his Space Folding ability to travel quickly to the station and see what was going on, knowing the others were slower but could still get there pretty quickly.
Not the smart move, and Threshold is really smart but he is not used to leading others and Whisper was possibly dead and if not seconds would make the difference, also the teleport blocked showed it was a trap and he was darn curious how they managed that.

Threshold reached the Subway and went down the stairs. A lot of people were there, all duplicates of Mole Troll or someone looking like a homeless guy with a laser rifle. His radio was blocked so he could not send out the details of what he found.
He quickly stepped towards a column for partial cover and threw up a distortion effect. Basically he used his powers to ripple the area around him making it hard to to focus or hit with ranged attacks. His plan was to stall for time, take out the closet guy in hand to hand and move around the battlefield trying to keep them at a distance so he could use his powers to punch at a distance while making it hard for them to hit him. he also through up his reflection shield in case they got a lucky hit in.
Sucky plan.
They missed with most of their shots but the two that landed easily blew through his shield like it wasn't even there. In a moment his leg was cut off with a high powered laser beam and he was writing on the ground in pain. Luckily he managed to maintain consciousness, even as Nyx and Nox ported in.
Nyx went to rescue Whisper on the other side of the complex, buried under rubble with SiR and Nox stayed to help cover Threshold. Sir Had kept Whipser from being completely crushed and Nyx managed to to get them out and brought Wirerat with him to heal Sir.
Nyx took a leg hit from a rifle, despite Threshold boosting his shield and having the cover of the distortion field.
Threshold, knowing he would not last long and another good hit could kill him, Nox, or both used a power he had hoped to never use in combat. He created a small singularity behind the bulk of the enemy, immediately sucking up 12 of them into it.
Whisper, having been freed of the rubble ran out and hit one in the head with an axe then threw it at another.
Wirerat placed SiR into a new body and messed with the charged third rail of the subway station. Most of the foes had jumped into the track depression to avoid being sucked up by the singularity behind them and were thus electrocuted.
Threshold thinks Nyx got one but it was pretty far away and he was distracted and passed out after canceling the singularity (it would have only lasted a few more seconds anyway).
Wirerat put a tourniquet on the leg and Nyx got Threshold and Nox to the hospital.
The fight lasted about 5 seconds.

We end up in the Hospital, Again.

Threshold arrived still unconscious and Nyx took care of the paperwork, pretty easy as the staff knows him from his work there and likely are pretty familiar with the entire team by now. MedEvac sees what happens, cant replace the le and tells the staff not to operate she will be right back. 
She brings back Pusher a medical healer who can create any drug she wants to. Apparently she can create and accelerate tissue growth as well!
A critical HT roll later and her powers have Thresholds leg as good as new, after about 15 minutes of the worst pain he has ever felt as each nerve was regrown. She tells MedEvac she owes her a favor. Threshold thanks them both, barely able to speak from the screaming.
Nyx is fully healed by MedEvac.
We break there.


Mistakes were made.
I was a bit out of it and not really thinking things through. The GM also kind of rushed the fight, possibly a little annoyed at my stupidity and had me just do three rounds of All -Out Defense in the beginning till others arrived. I had plans on how to try and stay alive while stalling them, might not have worked but would have been nice to see how it worked out. I understand his desire to get the others involved as quickly as possible but just dictating a players actions for 3 turns felt a bit rough.
Everyone else pretty much did what they needed to, once combat started everyone had their heads on straight, including me.
It was kind of fun using that Singularity power which I really figured would never be used. 
So this bad guy has  been dealt with but we still do not really know what is going on and who may or may not be behind him.

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