Session four started on May 10, 2022 (in-game). We began with Samuel Holt (aka The Huntsman) paying a homeless person to walk around Times Square with a sign asking The Grandmaster (aka Peter King) to contact him. “Grandmaster, call the guy who stole your hard hat.”
I made a successful roll for Peter to employ his surveillance network to see the message, and he called Samuel as a result. Samuel wanted some dirt on The Silver Shield, and Peter agreed to provide it. In return, Peter (who has a clue that there is something unique about Samuel’s powers) wants help researching the portals that his garbage disposal machine can open. Peter knows enough to build the machine, but he has no clue about the cosmology and layout of the multiverse. I am actually just straight up using Realms of Magic for this but changing the characters who inhabit these realms as needed. We also learned that the archnemesis of The Grandmaster was named Duke Midnight (James asked out of curiosity, and I pulled the name from my list).
Connie Bleak went to the lab Mecano (aka Sandro Fenucci) provided and destroyed the unfinished work for her high-frequency trading device in a fit of rage. The work will take too long, and Connie is hot for revenge. She then started working on creating small explosive devices. Her aim is to deploy them at the data centers of Specter Industries. She could do this quickly enough using the Resources provided by the lab.
Despite the new arrangement between Samuel and Peter King, Samuel went to work at the Damage Control work site. He riled up one of Iron Cross’s ecofascists last time, and now they have returned in numbers. They confront Samuel at the end of the shift. Samuel throws the first punch and kicks the shit of them. Samuel spent 20 Karma on the fight. He earned 30 Karma for “Commit Violent Crime.”
Connie visits her mother, who is set up in a nice condo (in stark contrast to Connie’s father’s situation). She was pretty cold to Connie, telling her that she deserved to go to prison for killing her son Antoine. She also told Connie she is being taken care of (Ed Kalvar from Specter Industries is paying her bills).
Connie flies into a rage in response to her mother’s coldness. She headed down to the Specter Industries HQ, suited up, and phase jumped into the building. She spent 10 Karma on an Agility FEAT to perform this maneuver, and it was successful.
Connie then tried to sneak around the building, looking for Ed Kalvar’s office, but the Agility FEAT failed, and people started freaking out. She browbeat one of the people with a successful Psyche FEAT and got directions to Ed’s office. The person ran off to security, putting the building on full alert. Connie rushed to Ed’s office to confront him.
When Connie found Ed in the office, Ed tried to plea-bargain with her. Connie angrily phased her hand and reached into Ed’s chest. She then promised to return and kill him. She successfully jumped out of the building and got away without being apprehended. Connie earned 15 Karma for “Commit Other Crime”, doubled for performing this whole operation creatively. The total award amounted to 30 Karma.
Samuel visited his veterinarian friend Mary Chu at her office. They joked around a bit and caught up. Mary Chu cared for some of Samuel’s animals when he was in prison. He sends off one of his sacred doves to deliver a message to his master KYBELE to arrange a meeting. The aim of the meeting is to discuss how to bypass his parole officer’s lie detecting shield and the portal generator that Peter King is using to dispose of waste from Damage Control cleanup operations.
I experienced technical difficulties during this session and may have missed documenting a few rolls and Karma awards/expenditures. My notes indicate that the Huntsman ended the session with 55 Karma, 98 Resources, and 10 Popularity. Connie Bleak ended with 95 Karma, 3 Resources, and 1 Popularity.