Thursday, May 15, 2014

Game Recap Week 2

It's game recap time! This week the nineteenth-century crew was not in session, but problems in the halls of Asgard and the wilds of New York abound.

Sunday, 4pm to 12am

This game has run since 2009 and started in real time. It is now the year 2016 in game.

Characters:

Sowiljr: King of the Norse gods, one of the most beautiful beings in existence.
Folkvardr: General of the armies of Gimli (new, post-Ragnarok Asgard) and Sowiljr's trusted vizier.
Eztli: The Mexica gods' sword, Sowiljr's wife, terrifying giant bat monster that rules the underworld.
Jioni: Queen of Erebus. Constantly torn by her loyalties to her husband, the Greek gods, her own pantheon, and a promise she made to a deceased friend.

In his anguish over difficult kingly decisions and his wife's miscarriage, Sowiljr plumbs the hidden mysteries of the ocean's depths for information. He finds proof that as the war began, the Teotl were making surgical strikes against the weakest members of other pantheons and making it look like enemy attacks. This added to his tough decision about whether to side with Vishnu or Xipe Totec in an upcoming conflict. To save everyone from the weight of the knowledge, the Allfather wiped their memories and buried his own feelings deep with a new quest to save his youngest (though physically eldest) daughter, who had been trapped in a constellation. With much difficulty, the four were able to drag young Ahuiliztli from the stars, and Sowijr and Eztli left to bring her to Mexico and set her up as a guardian of Mexico City, as well as bringing livestock to the people.

Meanwhile, Sowiljr left Folkvardr and Jioni with the task of consulting Fate to find Maquicelotl (Jay Ortiz), who they hadn't seen in quite some time. They learned that Tezcatlipoca was hiding this information (and probably other information), and there was a bit of an improptu fate-war. Folkvardr and Jioni won, but at a pretty terrible price, and probably gained some very dangerous enmity. Folkvardr also learned that his son was alive and actually with Maquicelotl. They left to go meet Maquicelotl in Korea in the ruins of Pyongyang, but before they left they felt a horrible menace in the area... but didn't see what it was. When they arrived in Korea, Folkvardr's son was there. Maquicelotl was not... but Tezcatlipoca was.

Finally, Sowijr and Eztli went to visit their son Cuatecuani, fledgling lord of Mictlan. He had made much progress taking over the realm and constructing armies of the undead to defend his lands. He and Eztli argued over proper ways to run things, and he made Sowiljr a present so that Sowiljr can come visit him in his unpleasant home more easily in the future.

Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Characters:

Corey: A young Fox News intern. He's done the loaves and fishes bit a few times and people think he's Jesus. Also he grows weed in his basement.
Russell: An ex-UFC fighter who is a member of the elite super-hero group Containment Prime. He is also a drunk.
Seif: An Iraqi insurgent who has become trapped in the city. He has his young daughter with him at all times.
Skylar: An autistic teenage super-genius. He doesn't understand people, but is somehow also a member of Containment Prime.
Valentina: An international art thief who is hanging with the group for the meantime for protection.

On the west side of Queens is a hospital camp for those left homeless or injured from the recent destruction of the city. Everyone except Valentina (who was still on the new Cat Island) relaxed there for a day. Corey and Seif rallied the injured and doctors alike into a new Mesopotamian-centric cult. Valentina arrived and took Seif and his daughter out for Chinese food.

Earlier, Skylar had informed them about a hospital that contains a creature of great healing powers that they're going to have to convince to commit suicide in order to save the city. Long story short: They get there and discover that the creature is a giant gila monster. It is keeping a ward of cancer-ridden children alive and safe from zombies. The creature senses their plans and refuses to go with them, but Valentina convinces it that they could save the children better, and then they'll talk about possible "suicide," or not talk about it at all and just save the kids. Skylar stays and works in the labs with a very bored Seif and Russell because the creature said it would only travel with Valentina and Corey.

On the way out of the city, a tragic series of events happened. Corey forgot to tell the gila monster that sometimes when you leave the darkness of NYC and head into the light, you suffer from its spiritually draining effects, and in addition, no one helped prepare or bolster the creature for this ahead of time. So it left the city, lost its mind from the effects, and starting attacking the kids, cracking open the tops of the ambulance they were traveling in, so it could reach down and snack on them. Valentina dove out of the car to heroically save the children and succeeded, but was struggling with the giant creature on the bridge. Corey tried to heroically escape with the children, but had never driven a car before... and the attempt to flee caused him to be overcome by his own cowardice and to react violently. He crashed the ambulance, knocking himself out and killing several children. Seif received psychic warnings that they were in danger, and he and Russell forced Skylar to leave his research and come to battle, while he begged them not to but was helpless to resist. They arrived on the scene... and Seif crashed the car, almost killing Skylar. Seif and Russell saved Valentina and got her out of the creature's stomach before killing it, and Valentina trapped the soul of the creature in the Ghostbusters-like containment device Skylar built before collapsing near death herself. The children are dead... and all is not well.

There ya go! See ya next week!