James (Surya) gets a thread if they fail Awe. <== not right
Dave (Damien) gets a thread if he fails Sway.
Mike (Lex) gets a thread if he fails Bend Fate
Margie (Haruki) gets a thread if he fails Smite.
Doyce (Kamaka) gets a thread if he fails Perform Under Pressure.
[Don’t think any of these were failed during the game.]
Kronos Corp HQ
Lex … was kind of off at Dad’s.
Has an ibex. Epic steed.
Goldhorn puts in a call from Triglav (dads). “Did you get back okay? You left something, we’ll ship it to you. Oh, and bad things are happening.” “Get your little friends, put them on the phone.”
Waiting on hold.
“Heard off the grapevine (Bacchus) that, gods of the underworld, something is happening, and …”
“Bad things will really start happening at sunset.”
Goldhorn gets some head scritches.
Aya points out that the sun is going to set very soon.
Sphinx tells us to go to hell. No, literally. Will escort us to the volcano. Triglav sent them. Aya waves to us, with emergency supplies atop the Wrangler.
The Wranger gets driven into the volcano, the Sphinx bailing out at the last second.
Damien - Bend Fate -> 7!
1 boon - #Blessed works beyond normal limits (making a mundane object)
1 bane - 1 harm, but #Blessed deals with this.
Kamaka snarks at Damien, maybe Kronos is teaching you a valuable lesson.
Damien provides an unmistakable gesture.
Rabasa - vampiric spirits or demons
Haruki - Pierce the Veil about the Rabasa -> 12!
- Greatest danger - probably the Rabasa.
- What’s the safe path through this? - The Rabasa can be held back by sea salt. Like on the Sea Salt Potato Chips.
- Who is responsible for this? - Nergal. Babylonian god of winter, war, one of the underwold gods. (Consort Laz. Associated with a lion. Fiery aspect. Mars.)
Slow down, screeching from the skies and ground. Rabasa spring up.
Surya throwing chips.
Damien aids with driving. -> 13! (6+6) Thread! And aid! (Smooth ride!)
Haruki makes sure there are plenty of chips. -> 5! Thread! (Several bags go out the window)
Lex uses TK to recover the chips, spell -> restrict movement, instantly. Cost: flung hard back at Haruki, 1 Harm.
Surya smites! -> 6 + 2 = 8!
Wants to defeat them. Polyarmory move, weaponizing chips. 4 Harm. And they are already an Epic weapon. They just explode into a mist.
Hit like a Chinese Fighting Muffin.
The surviving Rabasa flee, muttering about those darned kids.
City of the Dead
“Parade” procession – shades … not ghosts, but projects of what that person would be here.
Rituals. Priests in robes and veils. Relics escorted through streets. Lex says it looks like a big magical ritual in early stages of prep.
Lex - Pierce the Veil -> 7!
- What is the purpose of this? - Summoning one of the Ersog … Bashmu. That’s … bad.
Oh, and over the City of the Dead … you can see a ghostly image of the Kronos Corp. bldg. in the sky.
- What is the greatest danger of this ritual? - No single point of failure. But everyone doing it are just shades in the City of the Dead.
Damien chides Surya silently but vehemently over still having his voice.
Surya takes it poorly, and throws a key at him.
Damien starts to go into Sway mode, is so busy “talking” … he doesn’t realize it was that key for a moment.
Picks up key.
“It’s about goddamned time”
Kamaka jumps out of the car. Swipe Left -> 10!
Assyrian troops charge.
Giant hammer out of stone.
Big, loping bounds. Big swings. Collateral damage.
2 Harm to all the soldiers, knocked prone.
Clears path to a raised area where the priests were.
This people will be wiped out of Bashmu is brought here.
Haruki lights up a cigarette, blows that over people, recalling their lives. So … fate’s favor for the next roll!
Damien - Sway!
Trying to convince he cares about them, that this summoning will destroy them, think what you’re doing, down tools!
(6+6)+2 = 14!
Not an uprising, a strike … and a …
Block party (“Throw a party!”)
Haruki - Aura of Celeb.
Damien - Turn it up
Lex flinging out bags of chips … extends it around the city.
Bend Fate -> 7! Beyond normal bounds + stunned.
Deep rumbling … and from the temple at the center of the city … stories-tall lion-headed creature.
Turn It Up … ward the party from violence.
The party keeps moving around. HE just can’t find it and stomp on it.
And it seems likely that the party/disruption will continue long enough for Kronos to return. Plus, y’know, the temples getting munched by Nergal’s stomps aren’t helping.
Lex can open portals to places on the mortal plane. Big flashing lightning triangles.
Back in the Mortal Realm
We head back to the Kronos Corp HQ … because there will likely be another attack.
Sun is rising.
Aya is there.
There’s been a bit of quake damage.
End of Session
Everyone was Epic.
Running through Tangles enhanced.
Running through Threads gained.