They Came from Beyond

23rd Session: The Campaign Resumes!

Campaign Dates: 2017-08-07 to 2017-08-15

  • OOC Notes:
    • We being the session with a recap of the last two campaign sessions and a general recap of the campaign.

08-07 to 08-08:
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  • Vincent is going to try to decrypt the data he got from Singh’s hard drive and flash drive.
    • After a couple days of trying, Vincent discovers that he cannot decrypt the data from the laptop’s hard drive.
      • It’s encrypted with very high-level (likely governmental) security and totally outside Vincent’s skills.
      • The flash drive is another matter. It’s likely encrypted with a commercially-available system.
  • Zorya & Professor Pine are going to investigate the crystals we have.
    • The Crystal from Father Nathan is a Telepath’s “Power Crystal”.
      • Zorya can use it as her own “Power Crystal” when she is a 4th level Telepath.
    • The Crystal from Bob Flinder’s brain is…
      • Professor Pine recalls that the slug-creatures had crystals in their nervous systems.
      • She hypothesizes that the crystals allowed the slug-creatues to act has a hive mind.
      • She thinks that the crystal from Bob was used to directly control his brain, like a remote-control.
    • Both crystals were created using psychic energies. Normal atoms were placed into their crystalline structure using psychic energies.

08-09 to 08-14:
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  • Vincent & Professor Pine work on decrypting the flash drive.
    • In order to do so, the will have to work together and Vincent will have to upgrade his laptop.
      • The laptop upgrade is a Advanced Craft (Electronic) check, but only a Complex Parts Check.
      • Parts DC: 35 / Electrical Parts Used: 10 / Craft DC: 30
      • Remaining Electrical Parts x32 (32 TU)
      • Vincent & Zorya are able to persuade a computer fabrication lab at UF to let Vincent and Professor Pine work there.
        • A diplomacy check convinces them, but they require 2 TU of payment per day.
          • They will take electronic parts at a exchange rate of one part for 2 TU.
          • It will take six days of work (at ten hours a day) to craft the upgrade.
        • Vincent pays them with 12 gallons of gas.
          • Gasoline x203 (203 TU, deposited w/ UF)
  • After all this preparation, the check fails! Curses!
    • The group decides to not try again, as it’s likely not worth it. The information may not
      • Remaining Electrical Parts x42 (42 TU)

08-15:
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  • We decide to head to Jacksonville on a general scavenging run.
    • We’re hoping to find and kill the psychic cat creature too.
      • Curt says that UF doesn’t need anything specific and is okay with us going.
  • Driving Order:
    • Vincent’s Truck:
      • Driving: Vincent
      • Passengers: Hannah-Sue & the Dogs
    • Eric’s Truck:
      • Driving: Sammi-Jo
      • Passengers: Eric & Zorya
  • On the drive up to Jacksonville, about 20 minutes outside the Zombie Zone, we hear engines behind us.
    • It appears to be two dozen motorcyclists.
      • We believe that (from the red flags they are flying) the group is the Crimson Horde.
        • The Horde is a biker gang that moves up and down the Atlantic coast. They’ve absorbed the Hell’s Rapists.
        • The are antagonist with the St. Augustine psiocracy.
    • We pull over and try to look tough (bearing the flamethrower, dogs, & guns).
      • They slow down, but they pass us by.
    • We decided to double back on our route and find an alternative route to Jacksonville. In case the Horde tries to lay a trap for us.
  • We find our way into Jacksonville and look for a gas station to stow the trucks.
    • We arrive at the edge of the ZZ at ~11:00am.
    • We find an appropriate gas station and stow the trucks there.
  • Session ends here.
  • Current Inventory (stored in the Safehouse):
    • Ammo, 9mm(Glock 17) x31 (31 TU)
    • Ammo, 12 ga Buckshot(Beretta M3P) x14 (28 TU)
    • Battery Charger (5 TU)
    • Batteries x5 (15 TU)
    • Beretta M3P (shotgun) x5 (40 TU)
    • Binoculars (2 TU)
    • Bolt Cutters (2 TU)
    • Canned Goods x4 (8 TU)
    • Chemical Light Sticks x5 (1 TU)
    • Cigarette Lighter x6 (12 TU)
    • Crossbow (3 TU)
    • Digital Camera (5 TU)
    • Duct Tape x3 (3 TU)
    • Electric Generator (15 TU)
    • Electrical Parts x42 (42 TU)
    • Electrical Tool Kit, Deluxe (7 TU)
    • Flashlight, Standard (1 TU)
    • Ford Escape XLT (75 TU)
    • Gasoline x203 (203 TU, deposited w/ UF)
    • Glock 17 x3 (21 TU)
    • Light Undercover Shirt (10 TU)
    • Mechanical Parts x80 (80 TU)
    • Mechanical Tool Kit, Basic (4 TU)
    • Moving Truck (125 TU)
    • MRE x4 (24 TU)
    • Portable Stove (3 TU)
    • Rope 150’ (2 TU)
    • Shell Casings(9mm) x30 (3 TU)
    • Spike Strip (4 TU)
    • Undercover Vest (11 TU)
    • Walkie-Talkie, Professional x2 (8 TU)
    • Yamaha YZ250F (Dirtbike, 35 TU)
  • Current Alien Technology:
    • Crystal(Father)
      • Found on Father Nathan. Kept by Zorya.
    • Crystal(Bob)
      • Removed from Bob Flinder’s frontal cortex. Kept by Zorya.
    • Alien Thought-Negating Devices(“bugs”)
      • A disassembled one and an intact one are secure in a safe in Prof. Pine’s lab.
      • One is in the team’s Safehouse, one is in Vincent’s truck, & one is locked up at UPD.
      • The last one(of the six) was taken by Curt when we first acquired them.
    • 8-12 hours of Digital Video of Alien Radio Transmission, as fed through Alien Circuitry tied into a human(zombie) brain.
  • Thoughts on Things To Do:
    • Use the technology from the thought-negating devices to build a new translator device. One that doesn’t require surgery.
    • Track down and kill the psychic cat creature.
    • Do what we can to translate the brain-fed alien transmissions.

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