The Shadows of Oz

Demon in a Bottle

Shadowrun: Demon in a Bottle
Mar 25

GM (Harry) and Mark:

Topal hired you to act as body guards as he made a late night deal.

He led you through Gang territory, finally ending up outside Black’s Junk Yard.

After an Archon raid where Topol’s erstwhile business partner shot him dead, you fled the scene, with the item Topol was trying to sell/exchange/give away.

Mar 25

GM (Harry):
Going to ground to investigate it, you discovered it was a stone idol in a wooden box. The idol is just over 30 long and carved from a deep red stone. It’s eyes glow, and it holds a glowing pinkish ball to it’s chest. The carving is vaguely demon-shaped, and is etched with symbols and patterns that have become faint and worn almost flat, either by the ravages of time or from handling.
Mar 25

GM (Harry):
It is impossible to damage the idol in any way. (Even Troll Spittle) The stone cannot be scratched, dented, chipped or smashed.
Mar 25

GM (Harry) and Mark:
While in an Orange Goblin safehouse, the Gunslinger got a call from his Archon mate, informing you all that Archon was closing in. All your other contacts are giving you the cold shoulder as well.

You scarpered.

While on the run, a group of Magical Academics found you, and started attacking, until one went down, near death.

Mar 26

GM (Harry):

One of the Children of Sophocles told you about how the idol was brought back to Australia by one Simon Templemen. The Children didn’t know he was back from his expedition until Topol told them about his untimely death (From natural causes… which they thought was odd, as he was healthy when he left. Now that you think about it, Topol wasn’t all that healthy… and got worse over the few hours you new him.)

When asked for details on the idol, the Children knew nothing, however, they directed you to someone who may know.

They directed you to Trixy, an old fortune teller in Altona.

Trixy examined the idol, and thought it over.

She told you the only way to safely be rid of it was to have a Dragon destroy it.

She gave you the details of Geyswain, a young dragon who runs Lochlann Investments, a Real Estate firm.
Mar 25

Mark:
Mushroom Cloud’s second Beast Spirit is guarding us against heatstroke (and any other environmental hazards, accidents, and glitches.) Unfortunately, this doesn’t cover Lachlan who didn’t arrive with the rest of us.
Mar 25

Mark:
,The beasts struck fear into the hearts of two of the security guards (4 turns, and 2 turns respectively.) Mushroom Cloud fell into a trance and blasted one of the security guards from the inside out (7 damage.)

The beasts continued to terrorise the guards (6 turns, 5 turns, 7 turns, and 1 turns respectively.) Mushroom Cloud, now well in her trance, continued to magically pummel the guards (9 damage.) Two of the terrified guards fled into the elevator and pressed a button. Mushroom Cloud commanded the first beast to materialise in the elevator and press all of the buttons. The lift was already on the way down, but now has a long journey ahead of it. The second beast continued to torment the guard laying prone at his feet (4 turns.) Mushroom Cloud gave a guard a burst appendix (8 damage) and he collapsed on the ground, dead. The guard, prone infront of the second beast, curled up in pain (5 damage.)

The second beast glared at the last sane guard and filled him with dread (4 turns.) Mushroom Cloud, starting to feel the effects of Mana Drain, proceeded to chase down the fleeing guards with Mana Bolts (7 damage.) The remaining guards, fleeing and falling, were quickly dispatched.
Mar 25

Thommyawesome@googlewave.com and Proberton@googlewave.com:
The Jenkins family cordially invites you all to a memorial service this sunday for young master Howitzer, who leaves behind three orphaned children, Colt, Magnum and his youngest, Clyde Jenkins the 4th (or C4 to friends and family). They all sound like sons of a gun ;) specially that last one… sounds like a real blast
Mar 25

Mark:
I’m busy.
Mar 26

GM (Harry):
Regretfully, the Lochlann Center guards are having a fully catered family picnic this Sunday (at an undisclosed location.)

Working for a Dragon may have it’s cons, but some of the perks are worth it.

The day includes many games for the kids, free alcohol for the employees and parents, and an all you can eat buffet, with three kinds of spit roasted meat.
Mar 28

Proberton@googlewave.com, Mark and Lachlan.shield@googlewave.com:
Two Manhunters at the nearest minion. Bang-bang!! Bang-bang!! Hold the lift!!
Mar 25

Proberton@googlewave.com and Lachlan.shield@googlewave.com:
serious, though, I think if everyone had Wave and we seriously used it for tactical discussions it might work a lot better. One Wave for Harry to use to distribute information, and another for us to exchange tactical information.
Agreed. One for the game, one for Harry, and one for us!
Lol!

Mar 25

GM (Harry):
That way, I don’t see your tactics….
Mar 26

GM (Harry):
It also makes it easier to distribute documents…
Mar 25

GM (Harry):

18 Earplug radios
18 Helmets
36 Plastic restraints
18 Remington Roomsweepers – Stun Gel rounds
18 Stun Batons
18 Armour Vests
Apr 1

Mark, GM (Harry) and 2 others:
The team was quickly knocked out by sleeping gas. They woke more than 24 hours later in Western General Hospital, most likely broke from hospital bills, surrounded by crazy people. We were congratulated for our speedy recovery thanks to a friendly magician. Their gear was returned, minus the idol.

A woman, Arleesh, met the team outside and informed them that Geyswain is disreputable. Arleesh is a great feathered serpent. Geyswain is a lesser dragon and is trying to learn how to use the idol, changing the shift of power in the world. Arleesh is going to attack Geyswain and demands the team assist her, given they essentially handed over the idol. Arleesh has only been awake in this world for about 10 months and needs help with how the world works. Arleesh suggested the team best help lest other dragons take offence at our giving power to a lesser dragon. The team is requested to meet at the Docklands at 1:00am.

Apr 1

Leeroylasvegas@googlewave.com:
note to self “stuffer shack” = “convinience store”
Apr 2

Mark and GM (Harry):
From the Docklands, the team returned to the Lachlann Building. After an attempt to storm the building showed no one was inside, assensing showed that mad spirits were circling the upper floors. The cameras were inactive too. A security guard at the reception desk looks like he’s been dead for years. The building looks a little more rundown than earlier today (But that might be due to the rampaging crazies that were here earlier). A second guard, dead for years, lays near the elevator, riddled with bullets.
Apr 1

Mark, GM (Harry) and Leeroylasvegas@googlewave.com:
The team descend the stairs and find an ominous, red stain at the bottom of the stairwell. The cameras are all dead. Mushroom Cloud’s beast found no life or automated defences. The team searched the lockers in the Locker Room and found a corpse, scratched by human nails. The beast discovered a single person eating something in the Computer Room. The Computer Room was locked with a palm scanner. The palm of the corpse in the Locker Room unlocked and opened the Computer Room door. The person looked up from feasting on what appeared to be human flesh, and quickly returned to his meal. Saskia put him out of his misery with a shot to the back of the head, the heartless bitch! Chester, the Shift Supervisor, was in the Break Room and ran madly at the team when they opened the door. The door was quickly closed in his face. Saskia drew her gun, asked someone to open the door, and expertly removed the threat. The rest of the floor was either trashed or useless.
Apr 1

Mark:
The team took the elevator, packed with dead wage slaves, to the penthouse. There they found a mountain of dead bodies, and felt cool moist air as though the building was exposed. Geyswain sat on the far side of the mountain of bodies, playing with a live body, tossing it in the air and catching it. Geyswain threw his “flesh toy” aside and stated that the team’s blood might be strong enough. The flesh toy arose and turned out to be Bloodwing. Geyswain appears very worn and aged. The two approached the team.

Geyswain launched a fireball into the middle of the team, roasting everyone except Gunny. The beast charged Geyswain and raked his claws across his chest. Geyswain barely noticed the strike. Bloodwing wanted to join the fight, but had no weapon. The team suspected that he did not appreciate being a flesh toy. Gunny attempted to punch her gun into one of Geyswain’s pus-filled welts, but he moved, causing her fist to slide off. Saskia fired two rounds, missing her target. Howitzer fired two explosive rounds at Geyswain. The first blew a chunk out of his shoulder (3 damage) and Howitzer ran seeking shelter in the elevator. Mushroom Cloud cast a mana bolt into the dragon, but was easily counterspelled. Axe King ran up and swung his axe neatly through the air in front of Geyswain.

Geyswain, bleeding and suffering from mana drain, began to flee into the cool desert. Harry brought sexy back and Arleesh decloaked in front of Geyswain. She failed to blast Geyswain with a powerbolt. The beast chased Geyswain, slicing into his tail (2 damage.) Bloodwing strode toward Geyswain, firing. The bullets hit home, the second drawing blood (3 damage.) By this point Geyswain was barely standing. Paul persued, blowing Geyswain another hole (5 damage.) Geyswain fell… on the beast.
Apr 1

Mark:
Arleesh turned into her dragon form, and took the idol from him. She encompesses it in a purple glow, then tosses the inert idol to the team. Gunny caught it. Bloodwing demanded the idol. Grissim, the captain who led Archon at the junk yard, landed on the roof. We quickly sold the idol to Bloodwing for ¥50,000. As the team was leaving, Grissam entered, placed a gun against Bloodwing to arrested him. Bloodwing produced documents stating he had diplomatic immunity.

The team split the loot, gaining ¥7,750 each (after hospital expenses.) Each team member gained 6 karma.
Apr 1

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