Murkwood Hallow

10/01/2011

10/01/2011

Gaming Start Date: Monday May 7th 1985 at 5:00 PM
Gaming End Date: Tuesday May 8th 1985 at 11:15 am.
Sleepless Night Event is Wed May 16th 1985, festivities start 9th.

*Note: No gaming 10/8/2011 — Schedule may be found on the Wiki: http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/murkwood-hallow/wikis/campaign-schedule

About 7:45pm. Imogene has taken on many more Klingon characteristics. Clarissa took a blood sample, Imogene awoke and was oddly alert during the process despite heavy sedation. Cracked ribs appear to be healed.
When notified of the bug in her room, Imogene smashed the plant with one bug against the wall.
Fei asks Clarissa about reason for altering duck to promote incarnation of evil, Clarissa indicates she did not think of it that way. Fei begins altering the duck while Clarissa examines Imogene’s wounds. Duck is no longer a devil duck, but a shaolin duck.
Kastir spends time with Fei attempting to learn shaolin meditation techniques, but gets too distracted by Imogene removing her top for Clarissa to examine her injuries. Kastir afterwards informs the party that he is a blacksmith / metalworker, and takes Fei’s two battlestaves to finish the metalwork on them as well as Imogene’s reproduction bat’leth to recreate a combat-viable one.

9pm, go to lobby; Kastir departs, with a pager from Clarissa. Ernie arrives in the front, where Clarissa gives him the rubber duck, now with shoalin robes.
Went to the Dungeon to get Fei some more shaolin-style robes made, 3. Also ordered Imogene some leather armor, 2, and combat boots. Clarissa orders three sexy steampunk outfits. Imogene insist, with weapon out, that all outfits will be ready by 9am tomorrow, less than 12 hours from when she made the statement. Imogene pays $5,000 up front.
While waiting for the car outside the Dungeon, the party noticed that there were 5 guys walking down the street from the west and 2 from the east. 3 of the 5 from the west were in odd unison, and the 2 from the east distinctly did not notice the party as they passed. A black van is parked a few blocks to the west, behind the 5 men. The black van looks similar to the one Fei and Clarissa saw after the football game, near the crime scene of Jimmy’s murder. It is later determined that the group of 5 were from the MIB faction and the 2 were from Aliea’s TLEV faction.
Imogene draws mek’leths and steps next to the two that came from the east. She growls “Humans”. The two draw silver knives/stakes in each hand from hidden arm sheaths. Imogene called out, “Are you huuu-maan?”
Clarissa hears one of the two whisper, “This is not the time.” Of the five, three close the gap and the other two remain 2 rounds away from where Imogene is standing. Imogene leaps over the lead three.
(For reference purposes, group of 5 was designated Alpha group and group of 2 vampires was designated Bravo group)
A1 punches Imogene as she leaps over, and hits her in the left thigh for five damage, -3 general and -5 L-leg for total damage of -8. A4 targets her Torso with his gun, 20 gauge, and fires. A5 targets her L-Arm. A2 targets B1, A3 targets B2. Fei pole vaults over Bravo group and strikes at A1 as he is passing over. Clarissa seeks cover, from which she can also observe.
IImogene steps behind A4 and A5, turns, drops to one knee, puts her Mek’leths down, and quietly says “sorry”.
Proposed house rule, Skull from behind is -5, not -7, as area to hit the skull from behind matches the area to hit for the face from the front.
Fei kills A5, solidly thumps A4 (big guy), knocking him down and stunning him. B1 kills A2, B2 Kills A3, A1 seriously injures B2’s leg.
B2 rolls on ground, B1 kills A1. Fei does not strike again, but tells A4 to stay down or get hurt further.
B1 Goes to help B2. A4 (big guy) gets up, parries twice, strikes at Fei unsuccessfully, then parries again but misses the last parry which results in Fei caving his skull in with a mighty blow from his staff.
Aliea helps open the heavy shop door. Clarissa photographs each member of the Alpha group while moving to help Imogene.
Imogene punches a wall, breaking her hand, and walks off. Clarissa tries to help Imogene, who ignores her then passes out from injury and shock.
Ernie shows up and questions what happened to Imogene, oblivious to the obvious mess on the sidewalk. Makes a comment that the city is “gentle as a lamb” (which is later parroted back, with implication that the mundanes are influenced to believe such). He puts a conveniently available tarp on the back seat, and the party moves Imogene to the car where Clarissa does first aid. At Ernie’s suggestion, we pull around to the service entrance. Clarissa gives Ernie a $200 tip.
The party makes its way back to the hotel room. Once there, Clarissa heavily sedates Imogene again, and proceeds to operates on the shotgun slug hole in her abdomen.

Done with surgery at 11:45 pm. Put Imogene to bed. Fei goes to bed but discovers a visitor in his bedroom, Jeen the ninja Other (one-woman faction). Jeen questions Fei about picking sides in conflict, explains more about factions (giving new info), and has a disagreement about logic vs. emotion and heart. Fei uses new-found ability to see her entire life, getting a better understanding of the factions and Jeen, more than can be described with words. Jeen has been in Murkwood for 4 years, and has experienced much of the political fighting. Once she leaves, Fei goes to sleep.
Clarissa gets cleaned up and goes down to the hotel lounge. She helps the bartender create an Appletini.
Gus appeared to be wearing body armor, he is most likely a member of a faction, which is yet to be identified.
Clarissa goes to see “Back to The Future” at a late night showing. She buys Gus a ticket to the movie to join her, as well as snacks.
Clarissa went to visit Aliea.
Aliea confirmed that there are 15 factions. Each species has two factions, but she only listed the vampires as separate factions in her faction count. She indicates that the Greys are the only unified faction. She also discusses the peril of trying to start a new faction, and gives Clarissa an address, saying that she will say no more until Clarissa has been to the address.
Clarissa gets back to the apartment at 6am and immediately goes to sleep. Imogene wakes up and does kata’s. Fei gets up at 8am.

At 8:30 am, Fei knocked on Clarissa’s door, waking her up. The group has their respective breakfasts. Ernie has a new car, a white stretch corvette! The group heads to the Dungeon.
At dungeon by 9:00 am to pick up clothing. Imogene is given her change back, $1102. Clarissa changes into one of the new outfits there at the store, Fei has two cups of tea while waiting. Imogene changes into one of her new suits of armor while in the front seat, which prompts Fei to change clothes in the back seat.
Clarissa hands Ernie the address given to her by Aliea.
Address leads to a massive graveyard. None of the graves have names on the headstones, and the graveyard itself has no name. Dungeon to graveyard was an Hour and a half drive. The party arrived at 11:15am

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09/24/2011

2011-09-24
Gaming Start Date: Sunday May 6th 1985 at 11:53 PM
Gaming End Date: Monday May 7th 1985 at 5:00 PM
Sleepless Night Event is Wed May 16th 1985, festivities start on the 9th.

A white luxury sedan pulls up, a chauffeur opens one of the doors, and a lady in an evening gown gets out.
Met Anya, an immortal, who claimed that this was “her city.” She seemed very dodgy." She also “thinks bunnies taste good.”
Fei asked a question after Anya made a comment in an unknown language: “What are the rules?” Anya’s original comment, as relayed to the group, was “they are just not getting it, I would need 4 more centuries to get them to understand it but I can’t break the rules”.
After Anya left, Imogene wandered off separately.

Clarissa and Fei went fishing in the river, which was oddly saltwater rather than freshwater. Fei wandered into the river to catch fish shaolin-style, Fei caught 2, Clarissa caught 2 fish as well but released them. Fei encountered a 20-foot great white shark, he touched it as it passed near. While touching the shark, Fei had a vision of the shark’s life, including a submerged metal structure with lights; could not be determined if the structure was a vessel or an installation.
Clarissa and Fei took a cab back to the hotel. Upon returning, Fei gave his remaining fish to Bert with instructions for it to be given to Ernie.

Imogene shredded the hotel gym doing aggressive combat training, gave the desk clerk $3,000 to cover damages.
Waiting in the hotel room were flowers from Devin, leader of the “evil vampire faction”. Clarissa threw the flowers, vase and all, off the balcony. Three of the “flowers” fell much faster than the others.
About 3 am, Fei went to bed. Imogene devoured the four Rib-eye steaks delivered by Barb, the off-hours maid. Imogene tipped well. Clarissa hooked up speakers and played some Marilyn Manson while working on some electronics and her retro-virus. Imogene went to bed after eating. Clarissa slept in this time.

At 7am, Barb from housekeeping came by to deliver clean towels (was perceived odd, given the hour and that she knew the group was only getting back four hours earlier). Clarissa scanned for RF and physical bugs.
Clarissa orders breakfast and a newspaper. 7:20. Change for repairs from the original $3,000 was $106, -20 for tip
Fei wakes up at 11 am and proceeds to do physical training. Imogene wakes up at noon.
Imogene’s brow-ridges have grown and teeth have sharpened. She also exhibits increased aggressive tendencies, even to party members. She speaks in Klingon more and more, and refers to people as Humans while not including herself in that categorization. Through difficult conversation, she admits that she was human but is no longer such.

Fei bought 2 exotic hardwood staffs (actual type of wood is unspecified, but was the hardest available and was many steps beyond ironwood).
Visited the one commercial property management company in Murkwood, as provided by the hotel desk. Met with realtor from the property management company to look at a property near the hotel. Fei and Imogene took a taxi to the secret subterranean Others market (hereafter referred to as the catacombs) while Clarissa was investigating the rental property. Clarissa went to the catacombs after finishing her business at the prospective rental property and arrived not long after the others. There is a space for rent in the building above, nestled between a record shop and a doughnut shop.

While investigating in the catacombs, the group was attacked by three unidentified Werewolves. Werewolves were slain and Imogene was wounded, currently suffering from cracked ribs (Imogene spent 1 LP in combat, HP currently at -2). Werewolves apparently revert back to human form upon death.
Rule Change for Scott: Crushing Attacks do wounding multiplier x2 to vitals.
Devin showed up after fight, was as dodgy in conversation as Anya, then went poof at the arrival of a second mysterious stranger. A humanoid, 6"2’, with nice hair and wearing a trench coat. His name is Kastir and he is apparently an immortal.
Kastir confirms that Devin is a Vampire and informs us that ~75% of Murkwood are clueless innocents and gives a bit more detail on the other 25% that make up the various factions.
Kastir also confirms other facts, like that the catacomb space is unowned and that the market was attacked because they helped Others too much.
Kastir exposes a secret tunnel behind the power box in our new “lair.” The tunnel has several exits, but the final destination is the public market. Followed the tunnel to an exit for a discreet surgeon (disguised as a barbershop) that also happened to be the nearest exit to the hotel. Went into the barbershop, which had the surgeon setup in the back. Clarissa had to do plaster on Imogene’s cracked ribs. While waiting, a barbershop customer (Durell, an atypical boy from the hood) came in and Fei cut his hair to the style requested (rolled a three) and then gave him a Tattoo (a critical, 2 LP) on his right shoulder depicting a dragon around a stretch limo with a sunset behind. Fei also discreetly signed the tattoo in Chinese.
Walked the block to the hotel room. Imogene was put to bed to rest. Clarissa took Kastir to her bedroom. Fei comes back after finishing the tattoo ~15 minutes later, 5:00 pm.

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08/27/2011

Starting point

  • Murkwood Football game – the monk went out to discuss at halftime, mild altercation with Imogene, talked with security, came back to sitting.
  • Jimmy was murdered. Mob style. Black sedan was seen leaving the scene.
  • Bar. Odd Asian dude served “special” drinks to all PC’s but left quickly after doing so.
  • Visited the Morgue. Indicated as family, paid for services, agreed to pick up ashes when ready (~3 days).
  • Group went home. All but Clarissa went to bed.
  • Clarissa went and stole/bought medical equipment. Paid for plus some and left a “cute sorry note a sixteen year old would leave.” (Secretary is adding here because we did macro and it may be important in the future.)
  • Clarissa went to visit the Secret Market. A battle occurred before she arrived. One side used guns, the other some weapon which left scorch marks only. No bodies.
  • Clarissa visited the Murkwood Hospital and found the only heart donor listed and performed a transplant. She had an audience. Security and duty Nurse. Clarissa gave Card w/ pager number to security officer who confronted her.
  • Imogene had a nightmare that she informed Clarissa of.

Next day group went on Murkwood Tour.

  • Inner Murkwood has a strange formation with crystals.
  • Murkwood had VERY odd geography. Should have been a volcano bed?
  • Inner Murkwood is on a lay-line nexus.
  • 11 “Vampire” potentials.
  • 1 “Vampire” threatened/invited Clarissa to a club.
  • 1 “Vampire” warned Clarissa against the first “Vampire”.
  • Fei Xiang’s antagonist, a Japanese woman, inscribed a pentagram / devil’s symbol on the Murkwood formations then ran. Fei Xiang removed it, despite hot pain in doing so.

Next on the tour is the ship.

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09/03/2011

2011-09-03
Gaming Date: Sunday May 6th 1985.
Sleepless Night Event is Wed May 16th 1985, festivities start 9th.

Tour of the Ship. Antagonist vampire and a few others do not go on the ship tour.
None of the remaining “vampires” are cold to the touch.
Clarissa noted there may be electrical wire attached to the front 2/3 of the Ship.
Imogene bought three t-shirts at gift shop, “I survived the Sleepless Night.”
Shape of pillars resembles a crop circle. Fei found a symbols on top of two pillars that resemble occult symbols, but did not find more newly inscribed symbols nor symbols he perceived as evil.
Two symbols on furthest pillars link up with central reflection wall, with symbol of earth on it, to form a triangle.
Visited the “dungeon” to buy clothes. Shop clerk (Aliea) is 2nd Vampire from the tour. Went into secret area where had “special” leather outfits.
New buzz word: Actively Deceased"
Fei went to buy sewing materials. Clarissa: went shopping for clothes, Electronic parts, Medical Equip and lab coats
Clarissa made an RF detector and found three different bugs in our apartment.
Imogene went shopping at Medical Supply store. Got the equipment from “Igor” for “Master” for free!
Clarissa watched some wrestling on TV, it is not fake and it is very violent.
At 5:30, went to the Hallow to see what the light would do at 6:00. Fei fell over from touching crystals during the 6:00 pm light burst.
Went back to hotel. Gus, the alternate hotel driver, took Fei up to room, left him to get Key. We let Fei in. Imogene played a joke on Gus. Learned balcony is under surveillance.]
Walked to dinner at Club 51, left Fei to sleep on balcony. Mysterious Asian bartender from previous bar was also present, as well as chefwho could supposedly give you the exact meal you wanted, just as Asian bartender could do with drinks. The chef was much less successful than the bartender.
Under dinner roll is a note “your friends got it wrong… grey skin propaganda.. meet tonight, 3rd bridge, west bank troll… 12 midnight”
Picked up a “do it yourself” Devil Rubber Ducky for Ernie on the way home at a Walgreens.
Fei had a vision of time from dinosaurs to now, every day in between, but from a single perspective. Greys want to help humans and stop others from controlling them, all other factions want to control humans. Visions also showed every faction but Greys fragmented and fighting with not only other factions but also own species; Greys are only group unified amongst own kind.
Taxi ride to 3rd bridge, West. The Troll is animatronics! Game Time = 11:53 pm.

Contacts Factions Acronym
Aliea The Not As Evil Vampire Faction TNAEVF
Devin The Evil Vampire Faction TEVF
The Others TO’s
Men In Black MIB
Grey Skins GS’s
Werewolves
Demons
Spirits/Ghosts
Liches
Mummies
Zombies
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