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Episode: Special Police Unit 36

Game Session 1



Episode: Special Police Unit 36

The streets of the Lower Ward's Central District

In-Game Date:

2nd Market Day, Retributus, 1471 CE

Players/PCs:

Greg (Frances Faraday III)
Geoff (Vala Van Derek)
Dave (Glanthur Breakblade)
Collin (Carredyn Whipsawn)

Previous Episode:

Character creation/pre-gaming

Following Episode:

Night of a Million, Million Ninjas

Locations:

New City, SPU36 HQ, Central District, Halkos Tremiir’s barber shop, Central District Train Platform

Notable Elements:

Iron Ring, Redcloaks, Greybacks, Halkos Tremiir, Harcourt, The Hat, Laszlo

Introduction

Special Police Unit 36 has been on the job for ~ a week now.
Team HQ is a ~10 minute walk from the headquarters of The Accordant & TheEsteemed, The City Barracks. (marked on map)
Legal jurisdiction is above normal police within scope of combating Iron Ring activity in The City.

The Lieutenant and The Hat

Commanding Officer of the unit is Ingram Laszlo. He visits, and requests an update on the team members currently doing recon (Padraic Phelan, Duncan Kasper, and Maddox Dupree) before the end of the day, and lets them know The Hat will by with a lead re: Iron Ring activities for them.

This happens. The Hat points SPU36 toward Halkos Tremiir, an elven barber with a shop (marked on the map) in the Lower Ward’s Central District. The Central District is a lower-class, largely Elven neighborhood with some moderate gang problems. The Redcloaks are an elven supremacist gang, the Greybacks are a multiracial anti-elven gang. Halkos’ shop is on Iron Avenue, solidly within Redcloak territory.

The Central District

The squad take the train up to a station a number of blocks West of Central District, and after the appropriate amount of lunchtime information gathering, Carredyn & Glanthur keep an eye on streets, while Frances & Vala pay the barber shop a visit. Inside, they receive haircuts from Halkos & his assistant Christy, and Frances – through a ridiculous innuendo-filled discussion about cooking – is able to get some information out of Halkos. Halkos says he knows nothing, but that Frances should look for a man named Harcourt, who is occasionally – if rarely – seen in the Lower Ward, and is said to traffic with armorers.

Hot Like Lava

On the way back to the train, the group (at least Carredyn & Frances) gets the feeling they are being watched. Sure enough, waiting for the train to arrive on an otherwise-empty station platform, the team is attacked by 10 Redcloaks, who quickly reveal weapons enchanted with flame, as firelight is seen to illuminate their eyes at points during the combat. Two of their number erupt in pillars of flame and become lava creatures, who hit Carredyn & Frances with Evil Eye curses. Having disposed of the bulk of the gang members, the SPU36 team is dismayed to see a 10’ tall Salamander claw it’s way up on to the elevated train platform, but despite having already been run through the ringer by the supernaturally-powered gang members, the Salamander is slain, and disappears in a pillar of flame, leaving SPU36 to clean up a number of dead bodies and put out the fires around a badly burned and damaged elevated train platform.

Aftermath

Glanthur shares the during the combat, he used a spell to have one of the gang members share their memory of “meeting their boss” with him, and he received a vision of fire elementals dividing, with a plateau of flame in the background.

The Goblin fire brigade shows up to get things under control, but much to their complete confusion, Glanthur has already extinguished the flames using his magic. After an Accordant neighborhood unit finally shows up, four of the gang members are stabilized & healed, and jailed for questioning; the rest of the Redcloaks are either dead, or there is no trace of them remaining; several erupted in pillars of flame upon being slain in combat.

Next Time:

  • Interrogating the captured Redcloaks
  • An investigation into “Harcourt”
  • Filing the paperwork re: Train Platform fight and resulting destruction of public property.
    • Carredyn is very excited about this.

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