Prequel- remind group how they got here….
Reports have been slowly coming in on attacks on various cities. The reports describe quick moving humans that paralyze their victims before they perform the dance of death on their souls. large dogs have been seen within their ranks. Reports coming form some state that they are the size of bears. They been seen tearing through the humans and leaving behind bloody balls of flesh.
Atlanta, was the first to see these attacks, then Columbia SC… Shortly after that dc was under siege followed by Jacksonville fl, and finally your city …. Philadelphia. It’s obvious to all of you now that these attacks are coordinated and meant for a purpose. what that is you are not sure.
The attacks seem to focus first on the local police then the military. Military strikes have been made but they haven’t been that effective since the local population has been embedded within them. There have been reports of the air forces unmanned drones being taken out in the sky from some flying creature. So far form the news only conventional weapons have been used.
Reports from Atalanta are not good and not much has come out form that city these past few days. Dc has been able to put down the attack even through it lost almost it’s entire ground forces on its initial attack. The president whose been on air force one since the Columbia attack has declared Marshall law… Is is the message you got from you local news guys Kent Brocman.
Play emergency broadcast message form kent brocman.
Once mcb got heavily involved and informed the president what they are up against the message was changed to be just this side of the Mississippi and once it was figured out that the cities were the main target they asked that they be evacuated immediately with the military help and if it can be done travel only during the day and seek shelter at night.
The Mexican and Canadian boarders have been shutdown with reports of people fleeing to those countries.
The soldiers have been pulled back from their forward deployed locations and are quickly coming home to protect their nation… Their country that seems to be now under siege. The mcb has been very busy moving their special ops folks to these cities that are directly under siege. The werewolf nation has been working with the mcb and has managed to effectively immobilize some of these uber wolves.
Agent franks has been assigned with you folks with a squad of his own men. Seth, has been attended too by Angela these past few weeks and is ready for combat again. The mcb along with Robert and kaygee have been pouring over the Internet and research books trying to identify any know places of power that the elf queen was talking about.
There is a new member of NZ that has been asking a lot about his brother from you all since his brother spent the remainder of his last days with you all before being decapitated by thehookman.
Black Smoke pack has taken some losses in the fight, but Mare’s Tail was able to pull the rest of her pack to safety. Lily’s pack has not lost any members, but control of Fairmount Park has been lost.
Micheals dream two
You were standing in the remains of a small town. The nearby buildings had been shelled into rubble. A light dusting of snow covered the broken stone, shattered wood and rusting metal. There were a few signs and torn advertising on some of the crumbled walls.
(roll to see if you recognize the language) intelligence and Academics
- No, You did not recognize the language, but it seemed familiar.
3 or better
- Yes, You recognize the language to be German but not quite how you remember it to be seems like old German.
The style of the art was simple and old-fashioned. A gray winter sky loomed overhead. The world was totally and eerily silent.
The Old Man leaned against a piece of rubble, cane in hand. He took a pocket watch out of his
homespun coat and examined it absently when he saw you.
“You are late, Boy. Much work to do. Almost killed, I got you and your friends last time.” “When the Cursed One saw us on the beach?” His accent was still thick, reminding you somewhat of your grandfather on your father’s side of the family. That is if he even was your grandfather. Now that you know somethings about your past. He had a deep old European sound, but not from any of the languages you hear the modern European speak.
“Too dangerous to take your spirit out of body. I not know what I doing. I new at this. Too, how you say . . . stupid to do again. But I had to show . . . show Cursed One to you and your friends so you know what I know. Too dangerous. No more out of body.”
“If he had caught us, for me, probably stay same. For you and your friends, end up like me. Something else probably come and take your body while it empty.” you see the old man shiver at that, drawing his collar up against the winter cold. “Would be bad.”
“We in your head. But from my memory. I am friend, I am guest here. I can show you thing that I know. Is hard to show, but I getting better. Come, I show you.” He pointed with his cane, and walked away through the snow.
- ####Do you follow? YES
As you walk toward the church you notice it had been old and battered even before most of its roof had been blown off by artillery.The stained glass windows had been shattered, and small parts of the walls were charred ash where the church had caught fire. It was obvious that it had been a simple but beautiful structure at one time. You continued toward the building. The stone stairs were cold and slick with ice. The interior of the church was just as damaged. Pews were smashed or knocked over. There was an altar at the far side of the room.
Old Man points to alter. “Is Place of Power. Cursed One brought ancient artifact here. Under this land was place where old kings make sacrifices. Before man, other things use this place. This is last place that Cursed One used to try to destroy time. Time is his enemy. Lucky for us, his learning was not right. He was not ready for such bold move. He failed…. lucky that time.”
“He not want to destroy. Cursed One thinks he can control. He has old device. Older than world. When matter was organized to create this world, the artifact was already there. Not meant for this world. It can torture time. Turn it . . . backwards. Make it stop for some. Go for others. Is bad. Very bad. Cursed One is vain, full of pride, nobody can control time. Will destroy world.”
Man asks, “Didn’t the Elf Queen tell you anything about him Boy”
“The Elf Queen said that he is trying to get back his lost love.”
“Yes. That was first reason. Now I think he is so much twisted with evil and hate I not know. I will try to show you. If you understand him, maybe you can stop.” He reached up and put his cold, arthritic hands alongside my face. “I try to show. I not take you out of your body, but I can maybe show you Cursed One’s memories.”
Michael asks him for advice on how to stop or kill the “cursed one.” The man says the cursed one is so twisted with evil and hate that he doesn’t know how to stop him, but he will try to get Michael to better understand the cursed one so that we may figure out how to stop him.
Micheal starts to ask another question.
He took one hand away, and brought it back with a surprising slap. It stung.
“Always with the questions. Respect your elders. Now shush!”
The old Man begins to fade in your view. “The next time I see you Boy I show you much. Stop with the questions we have not much time.”
During the three weeks, many of us found ourselves glued to the TV for news and updates.
Robert comes in to speak to us all for a briefing:
Robert was speaking. He stood in front of the whole group of NZ folks to give his briefing.“Dr. Jonas Turley was considered one of the premier experts on the religion, art and history of the ancient civilizations of this continent. He wrote over twenty books on those subjects, and has done research and been a major part of archaeological digs from Alaska to Argentina. I got to hear him speak once at in Boston. The man knew his stuff.”
“So why did the bad guys go directly to his house and beat him and his wife to death? They tore
apart all of his possessions looking for something, something important. I’ve got an idea as to what.” When we visited the elf queen, god rest William, as he nods down at “boodrow”, the queen Ilrondelia said that this Lord Mashadow had some sort of artifact and that he was going to take it to a Place of Power to use it. Dr. Turley had done a lot of research concerning ancient religious sites. His last book was about that very subject, and the word in the academic community was that his next paper was going to be an exhaustive catalog of sites and what their importance was. My theory is that lord mashadow and other bad guys went to his house for information. He was looking for a particular place, this ‘Place of Power,’ so they can use their artifact.
“What does the Artifact do?” asked Earl.
“This is all I have been able to figure out with information from the MCB and Kaygee. What exactly the artifact does… well ask Micheal he’s the psychic…”
Michael stands up and explains most of his last dream, that the artifact has the potential to twist or bend time and ultimately destroy the world. That it is somehow involved with sacrifice and can trap souls within it. He says that Lord Mashadow has tried to use it before and failed, and that the artifact was older than our world and not meant for human use. He points out that the last place he tried to use it was on a field where kings used to practice sacrifices and it was in Germany.
As we’re talking, Kaygee comes running in saying to change the TV to the action news channel. The
newscaster is speaking right into the camera, looking tired and unusual without makeup on. “This is real, folks. It has not been altered in any way. One of our news crews discovered this this morning when they did not hear anything back from Kent.” You hear noises, artillery… [Insert Kent Brockman Report] We recognize the “dog” as a werewolf, bigger than anything we’ve seen before, and there is a human riding it.
[Insert man riding the werewolf’s dialogue]
News anchor, “I don’t know what to tell you, folks, other than this is real and not fake.”
Sam gets in an argument with Frank about why the national guard doesn’t get any silver from civilians and use that to fight… but this debate gets nowhere.
Robert says there’s a place of power located in Valley Forge, a specific GPS location that has some sort of psychic vacation, with history of weird stuff happening (eerie feelings, things happening to people) there are historical things there as well with Native Americans, etc. There are no more located anywhere near Philly.
The next morning Jay, Seth, and Sam are outside packing when they start hearing roars and heavy
flapping of wings. It is nearby but they cannot see the creature. As Seth crouches down, the car
suddenly lunges forward! Nothing is visible but we can see the impression of something on top of the car. Seth turns to attack the invisible creature. As he shoots it, there is a brief flash of a grey silhouetted creature that vanishes again the next instant. It’s recognizable as the creature in the dream and Jay starts shouting about Gargoyles while managing to land a blow on the invisible creature while Sam attempts to shoot at it.
In the next moment, Seth experiences a searing pain in his abdomen as blood starts oozing out from a grievous, tearing wound suffered from two strikes from the creature. He returns fire while retreating away from the SUV, and Sam manages to shoot the creature from his position and Jay strikes it once more with the cane.
As Ainhoa runs up from the safe house, Jay is attacked, suffering some sort of bite on his shoulder who drops his cane. Seth manages to shoot it again, and John feels something splash onto his torso which burns with a searing pain. Franks and his men come up and open fire on the creature, all landing hits from the entrance of the safe house, splashing Sam with more of its burning blood. Jay is also splashed with more of the blood and collapses, unconscious.
Ainhoa goes forgettable and rushes in to grab Jay’s unconscious body as the “flying stone golem” comes visible atop the SUV. With a few more shots from Seth and Franks, the golem collapses and we begin cleaning up the wounds of those who got splashed with its blood. Samples are taken as well of its blood, and Jay is stabilized.
After spending a brief time healing, we spend the day gathering silver from local jewelry stores and bringing them back to melt into weapons.
The next day we load up with Earl and head to the place of power. Nothing out of the ordinary is
around. It’s the middle of the woods, no evidence of demons or werewolves. Earl does not sense that anything unusual has happened here.
We spend the next day silvering weapons and preparing for something to happen. While working as
the night falls, Franks calls down on the radio that there is movement outside from down the street and surveillance shows a group of eleven whites approaching very quickly.
Positioned from a window on the second story, Seth shoots off the head of one of the coming whites. Franks takes two shots at the whites, as does Jim and Frank’s men, after which three are left standing from the first group. Jay and Sam drive onto the street in the SUV.
Seth takes a few more shots, taking down the last of the first group of whites. …
All the whites are dead at the point that we left off.