Saturday, April 29, 2023

AEON, Season 7, Session 8



  • 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 ice/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: Tuesday, May 5th, to Wednesday May 6th.

To Rikers we a go!

The team is trying to figure out who this guy is and how to deal with him. So far the villains goal is to take out the team, possibly with an emphasis on Threshold since he gets hit the most though as far as he knows he has no real enemies. It could be just Threshold is a target of opportunity since he has the mobility to get to events fast and is not at all stealthy about it. His portals look like the portals from the Dr. Strange movies. he can teleport without a portal but that still leaves a visible heat shimmer effect.
Nyx and Nox can also teleport but they are much more stealthy.

Threshold and Whisper go to Rikers Island to talk with Fracture after determining that she probably duplicated the murder hobo. We have a nice discussion, bribing her with some donuts.
She seems not to have any info we directly need but does provide some interesting bits about duplicating lab rats for someone a year ago.

We finish up and take that back to the group, though Nyx is sound asleep so we wait for a team meeting.


Wednesday afternoon were having that meeting and hear a scream just outside the base.
Threshold creates a portal and walks out to see what is going on. He immediately gets shot twice with an anti-material rifle, once in the chest mostly stopped by his trauma plate and his leg which again gets wrecked, almost blown off. However he feels no pain.
Nyx scans the outside and sees the shot came from an ice cream truck just outside. Its empty, robot controlled, and Nyx manages to read the serial number off the rifle. Threshold disintegrates the rifle and the truck blows up. A few civilians are wounded by the explosion but no one is killed or seriously hurt.
This villain does seem to try and minimize the risk to bystanders.

Whisper goes out and takes pictures of everyone, hoping someone might be part of the scheme. Fridge Boy freezes the area around the truck, putting out the fires.
Threshold teleports to the roof to bandage his leg and Nyx follows. She is curious as his leg starts to visibly heal and remarks that Threshold is now kind of cool (she also liked his Singularity in last session) and should test how well he can heal by shooting himself in the head. Threshold pops off to the north pole to work on his leg and think about things with some quiet solitude.


Short game session.

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