They Came from Beyond

28th Session: The Swamp Destroyed

Campaign Dates: 2017-08-21 to 2017-08-25

08-21:
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  • The DM names the regenerating zombie monster as a “Grendel”.
  • The zombies are too close to Vincent’s truck to risk going after it.
  • We can’t raise Professor Pine on the radio, so we head to her lab.
  • As we’re driving away from the zombies, the stunned people wake up. They were only out for seven rounds.
  • We radio to the Stadium (where everyone is holding for a last stand) and tell them about the forces arrayed against them.
    • They say that it appears that the zombies are retreating.
  • We make it to Prof Pine’s lab without much problem.
  • While grabbing the mind-controlling “bugs”, we hear a noise from a large cabinet.
    • It’s Prof Pine! She comes with us.
    • When we get back downstairs to the Humvee, we see that there are ten zombies harassing the vehicle.
      • They appear to be trying to tip it over, as their attempts to damage it are largely ineffectual.
      • We attack. It goes well.
      • More zombies are coming, so we get into the Humvee and drive to UF’s Motor Pool.
    • We get to the motor pool and it’s chaos, with many people trying to get vehicles and gas and leave.
      • There is some fist-fighting, but no gunfire.
      • Zorya and Vincent attempt to calm the situation, to good effect.
      • They are able to get everyone to calmly get enough gas for each of them to get to Ocala.
        • The group monitors the gas dispersion.
        • While doing so, they check in with the Stadium, only to hear the cries and screams of people dying on the other end.
        • Some stragglers arrive and confirm that the Stadium has been routed.
        • After everyone else has gas, we’re able to get out Gasoline x165 (165 TU, in three 55 gallon drums).
  • We head back (via the long way, avoiding main campus) to the Safehouse and load up the vehicles there.
    • We now have the Humvee, the Ford Escape XLT, and a Moving Truck.
    • We load up the moving truck with all of our salvaged goods and drive east out of town, on our way to St. Augustine.
    • Vehicles & Drivers:
      • Humvee: Sammi-Jo(driver) & Doc Tanner
      • Ford Escape XLT: Prof Pine(driver) & Zorya
      • Moving Truck: Vincent(driver) & Eric
    • We stop a short way east of Gainesville and heal up.

08-22:
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  • We rest up and heal up for the day.
  • Vincent repairs all the broken weapons with 18 mechanical parts.
    • 18 Mechanical Parts Used, x125 (125 TU)

08-23:
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  • We drive out to St. Augustine.
    • About twenty minutes outside of the city, we stow the Humvee in an abandoned house and hide the one of the psychic battery crystals in the house as well.
    • New Vehicles & Drivers:
      • Ford Escape XLT: Vincent(driver), Zorya, Doc Tanner, Prof Pine
      • Moving Truck: Sammi-Jo(driver) & Eric
  • We tell our business to the St. Augustine guards and they let us through.
    • We try to find Georgia McDaniels, the woman with the shared dream power.
      • We find her without much issue and she’s willing to teach Zorya the shared-dream power, for two power crystals.
      • On the way out of town, black-robed people stop us at the guard station.
        • Apparently, Trixie had promised that we would trade crystals any crystals we found with the city.
        • Vincent is able to bluff them and convince them to take the brain-sucker’s crystal in exchange for 50 rounds of Machine Gun Ammo and 50 rounds of 9mm Ammo.
  • We meet back up with Georgia and she describes the ritual that we must do.
    • We must drink a special tea, whose recipe she gives us.
    • Each dreamer must have an attuned psychic battery crystal. She tells Zorya how to attune the crystal.
    • The dreamers must join hands as they fall asleep and have the psychic person guide the dreamers.
  • We ask Georgia if she could loan us five crystals, to give back when done, that we could use in the ritual.
    • She says that she doesn’t even have five crystals, and anyone with them would be hesitant to loan/give them out, if they had them.
    • We thank her and leave. Then brainstorm.
  • While bemoaning our ability to take out super-zombies, the DM steps in and tells us that there are probably many of them dead back in Gainesville.
    • We spend the rest of the day in the wilderness, looking for the ingredients for the tea.
      • Unfortunately, Doc Tanner fails to find anything during the day of searching.
      • Vincent manages to find one of the three main ingredients, enough for tea for five people.

08-24:
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  • We head back into the Swamp, to find it abandoned.
    • The zombie bodies have been largely piled up into a few locations.
    • Using their Detect Psionics abilities, Zorya and Sammi-Jo are able to find seven crystals.
    • This takes the whole day.
    • Vincent does find his truck intact! Woo!

08-25:
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  • Everyone spends the next day searching for tea ingredients.
    • Between everyone, we find enough materials for the whole amount of tea.
    • We head back to our Safehouse that night and make the tea and attune the crystals.
  • Session ends with the party setting down for the group dream.
  • Current Inventory (stored in the Moving Truck):
    • Ammo, 9mm(Glock 17) x31 (31 TU)
    • Ammo, 12 ga Buckshot(Beretta M3P) x14 (28 TU)
    • Backpack x2 (6 TU)
    • Battery Charger x2 (10 TU)
    • Batteries x5 (15 TU)
    • Beretta M3P (shotgun) x5 (40 TU)
    • Binoculars (2 TU)
    • Bolt Cutters x2 (4 TU)
    • Canned Goods x4 (8 TU)
    • Book x2 (4 TU)
    • Chemical Light Sticks x20 (4 TU)
    • Cigarette Lighter x7 (14 TU)
    • Crossbow (3 TU)
    • Day Pack (2 TU)
    • Digital Camera x3 (12 TU)
    • Duct Tape x4 (4 TU)
    • Electric Generator (15 TU)
    • Electrical Parts x61 (61 TU)
    • Electrical Tool Kit, Deluxe (7 TU)
    • Flashlight, Standard x3 (3 TU)
    • Flashlight, Penlight (1 TU)
    • Ford Escape XLT (75 TU)
    • Gasoline x165 (165 TU)
    • Glock 17 x3 (21 TU)
    • Mechanical Parts x125 (125 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)
    • Tent, 2-Person Dome (4 TU)
    • Undercover Vest (11 TU)
    • Walkie-Talkie, Basic x2 (4 TU)
    • Walkie-Talkie, Professional x2 (8 TU)
    • Yamaha YZ250F (Dirtbike, 35 TU)
    • Zipties x25 (2 TU)
  • Current Alien Technology:
    • Alien Thought-Negating Devices(“bugs”)
      • A disassembled one and two intact ones are with the team.
      • One is locked up at UPD.
      • One was used to repair the jetpack.
      • 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.
    • Brain Sucker Jetpack
  • Thoughts on Things To Do:
    • Do what we can to translate the brain-fed alien transmissions.
    • Use the technology from the thought-negating/control devices to build a new translator device. One that doesn’t require surgery.

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