Sex, Blood, Monsters, Drama, High School?
Shit is starting to hit the fan in Black Lake.
The day started out normally, the students heard about the different candidates running for student body president. Zoe and Cassidy aligned themselves with Kelly who is hoping to sell the school to a private company, and Cam aligned himself with Kevin who wants just the opposite. Meanwhile, Jessie has a conversation with Mr Shamdon, the principal, who asks him to perform a ritual to resurrect Lucian. Shamdon gives Jessie a powerful Ankh amulet that makes him invulnerable to death. Cassidy decides to skip class and head over to the Sheriff department where he is living now, but on the way he runs into a little girl who is crying. Her house is on fire and Cassidy bravely dives into the house while calling for backup. Zoe receives the message while in school and he takes off after his friend. Everyone else joins in too. At the house, Cassidy runs up to the master bedroom where he hears sounds. He goes into the smoke filled room but finds the girls parents murdered. when he escapes the room he is confronted by the grim spectre of Death who has come to reap the souls. So Cassidy leaps out the window just as his other friends arrive. Ophelia runs into the house to confront Death and Cam runs around beside the house. Cassidy spots some possessed townsfolk running from the blaze and chases them with Jessie and Zoe in tow. Ophelia agrees to talk to Death later and he promptly vanishes leaving Ophelia in the burning house and Cam douses the building with his water breath to put out the fire. In the alley, Cassidy is surprised when his finds a score of cultists waiting for him around the corner and is stabbed and dragged off by Jessie for some TLC, just as Zoe and Sheriff McMahon wade into the battle in the alley. Ophelia tries to comfort the little girl, but the girl runs away down the alley towards the gunfire and gets shot. Death then comes for the girl and Ophelia asks Death to take her instead, Death obliges. Cassidy and Jessie confront Death, who is attempting to reap Ophelia. Jessie dons the ankh amulet which chases death off but not before Cassidy manages to grab Death’s scythe. He passes it to Jessie and when combined with the amulet causes a deafening implosion and suddenly Jessie is gone. Jessie appears in purgatory and convinces his way into hell to find Lucian. Meanwhile Sheriff McMahon demands that Cassidy and Zoe bring Cam before him to answer for the death of his brother, Pestilence. At this point they realize that McMahon is the horseman, War. They head to the school to vandalize Cam’s statue in order to summon him. Cam is on his way to the hospital with the little shot girl when he feels his school being threatened and he turns the car towards the school while also calling 911. He manages to get an ambulance called to the school but also the Sheriff department is on its way. Ophelia has gone loco and decides to take on Mr Shamdon herself and she stocks up on weapons before also heading off to the school. In Hell, Jessie follows a trail of Lucian blood all the way to what should be the hell-version of the school. Jessie and Ophelia confront Mr Shamdon, at the same time on two different planes of existence. Ophelia gazes into Shamdon’s eyes and gets a glimpse of the answers just as she is pulled through the weakened veil into Hell. Outside the school, Cam, Zoe and Cassidy make up and decide to confront and fight War together. A storm of energy builds at the school as the wall between Hell and Earth weakens and demons slip through to stand behind the boys who wait for the coming War.
To be continued.
What will the kids do now that the dust has settled? Find out this week!
Jessie in Hell
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We are a few sessions into our new campaign and so far so good! This game is quite versatile and fun! Check out the specifics here:
Also, I would be interested in playing this little Superhero RPG called "Supercrew" perhaps with this group on weeks where we get a smaller turn out or something. I'm not bound to this idea, but I think it would be cool.