One more week has passed — Ghost is still recovering from his mauled leg, and decided to stay back at the firehouse with SrA Michael P. Shanahan “Death Suit” and Ratkin to keep him company (read: those players missed this session). That left Dirty Gertie, Edwin “Mithril” Morrow, and Kovak, Cobalt 7-14 to go looking for trouble.
The team started out with a visit to the Burrow to check on the refugees. They seemed to be fine, although they were clearly spread out among the population in a very intentional way, as if Edie was anticipating some problems from them and was trying to make sure it is difficult for them to get together and plan anything. There was some evidence of discontent with Edie, especially from Mohammad Skinnett, the sociologist from Emporia.
Edie asked the three members of F5 to take on a special mission for her — a V’sori observation post at the top of a tall apartment building needs to be dislodged.
The trio started to make their way through the residential ruins and came upon a scene where a team of Drones were gathering bodies after a battle. There were a few clues they spotted — lots of dead roaches, and many of the bodies had been cut into pieces, but beyond that they didn’t notice much.
Several of the victims of the battle were clearly still alive, so F3/5 decided to try to rescue them by stealing the MBuna Transport. Mithril and Gertie presented themselves as targets fighting drones while Kovak used his assorted skills to try to board the MBuna. Heavy use of the drone’s stun attacks made things challenging, but eventually the team managed to kill the leaders of the drones, shut out the others and managed to get airborn.
In the process, clumsy handling of the MBuna’s security settings triggered a response in the form a pair of Manta fighters that pursued the transport and eventually force it to crash. The crash killed two of the four survivors, but two did manage to survive, were stabilized, and the team began hauling the survivors back to the fire house.
On the way they encountered Ben Moreau “The Gypsy King”, who showed them the toy/prop switchblade he had recently acquired for raising someone from the dead — this, the team suspects was Harlan Lambert “Lord Eagle”, because of some feathers at the scene.
The Gypsy King made it clear that he could help them with permanent injuries or dead allies if they provide him with the relics he’s looking for — and he asked them to find a specific discarded shell casing dropped by Wyatt Earp in a moment of embarrassment. The shell casing is lost in the walls of some older buildings in the Delano district, at the site of the Custom House Saloon, which was there about a hundred years ago.
With that, the team made it back to the fire house with the two incapacitated victims. The two of them will put a new strain on the team’s food supplies — they will need to think about food in the very near future.
XP earned: 2xp
XP Total: 5 xp (Earned 1 advance)
Resources: 50 rounds 9mm ammunition, 1 9mm pistol, 22 cans of beer, 12 old brats, M-16 Assault Rifle
Food: 30 days of food, using 49 food/session (4 PCs eat, +3 guests/allies) (see Food)
Friends & Guests: Ratkin, 2 incapacitated victims of a super attack of some sort.