High Times in Bean Town

That a ghost?
Session 1

Devon, Frank, and Khen confront a ghost as a favor to a local stoner and lightweight dealer. They discover some strange ritual marks at the site. On the way home, they encounter a large fraternity party that’s been broken up by the cops. There are ambulances and a friend of theirs is outside she’s crying.

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Session 2
You Gotta Fight for Your Right..

The group talks to their friend Emily. She was at the party and looks a little shaken. They invite her back to her place. Khen snoops around and lifts a cell phone from the scene. Back at their apt., Emily describes the party as getting crazy and completely out of control after these Japanese biker gangers showed up. They’re fairly identified as part of the Seven Stars Triad. They look at photos on the stolen cell phone. They document a party that goes from standard fraternity party to debauched bacchanal within a couple of hours. Emily spends the night on their couch and is gone in the morning. They are awoken by a knock at the door. It’s a detective.

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The Lonesome Death of Robert Fischer
Session 3

Detective Wyatt McKinnell asks the group to come downtown to answer some questions about the death of Robert Fischer, “EZ-B”, the stoner whose warehouse they had exorcised the night before. He’s dead. He was found murdered in his warehouse after the players left. They confess to having been there, lie about the ghost, and corroborate the police’s findings of a strange ritual looking mark on the premises. McKinnell doesn’t like them as stone cold killers and doesn’t charge or hold them. On their way home on the subway, they’re confronted by some members of the Seven Stars Triad. The leader, Johnny Yee, politely warns them to keep their noses out of the Seven Stars business.

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The Importance of Being Thoreau
Session 4

The players decide to do some more poking around and gather a few more clues about the Seven Stars. They find similar ritual markings at the party house, EZ-B’s warehouse, and the scene of his murder. As they’re crossing town on one of the above-ground trains, the Seven Stars attack. The gangsters fire indescriminantly into the crowded train. The gangers also take out the train conductor and speed the train up to try to ram it off the rails or into another train. The fight roams up to the top of the of the speeding train including a motorcycles in pursuit. The characters win out and split the scene in the mass confusion.

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Our Princess Is In Another Apartment
Session 5

After the train fight, Khen gets a call from Emily. She says there are Triad watching her place. She’s afraid they will hurt her. The group speeds to her aid racing up the stairs of her brownstone. Devon flies into a broken window. The group triggers a trap set for them by Johnny Yee with Emily’s help. They’re clubbed unconscious. They wake in a what is obviously some kind of basement butcher shop. They are naked, tied a table and feeling uncomfortably close to that scene from Pulp Fiction. They soon realize it’s worse. They’re in the clutches of a local ghoul named Hannibal. Frank manages to get them free. Khen tries to open a door to the Nevernever. Fortunately they’re able to shove Hannibal through said door. Unfortunately two Hobs come through plunging the place into darkness. The players manage to escape the Hobs and head on their way (wearing daisy dukes, a raincoat, and a flowery muumuu) to a final showdown with Johnny Yee.

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The Final Countdown
Session 6

The players return to a site Devon had discovered previously on a scouting mission. It’s a ritual site prepared on top of a relatively tall apartment building. Johnny Yee has captured the elder leaders of the Seven Stars Triad. He is planning to kill them using Emily as a sacrifice and take control of the gang and increasing his power all in a single stroke. The players arrive and hork up the ritual. Johnny calls up an Xing Tian demon in addition to several armed thugs who were helping with the ritual. In the ensuing combat the players are nearly killed and the building catches fire. They win the fight, banish the demon, and manage to kill Johnny Yee but are too weakened to escape the burning building. Just as things are about to go totally south Malcolm arrives. Frank had gotten a message to him before being attacked on the train. He was out of town and had to hurry back to deal with the Sorcerer threat. The leaders of the Triad also escape more or less unharmed. After the players recover, they discover a car that’s been given to them by the Triad leaders as a thank you with a note of thanks and a promise of a boon owed. Emily survived and left town after thanking the players. Detective McKinnell also drops the boys a line that he’d like to use them as unofficial consultants for weirdness as needed.

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A Body of Evidence
Session 7

Months after the Seven Stars incident is old news Khen gets a call late in the middle of the night. It’s a friend of his father’s, Dr. Harlan Armitage. He wants to get Khen’s opinion on the murder of a colleague, Dr. Adolfo Cortez (a direct ancestor of Hernando). His specialty was Egyptology. He was visiting lecturer at Harvard, traveling with an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts. One of these artifacts, The Book of Gates, has been stolen. It is ancient book of Egyptian magic and summoning. This is why Dr. Armitage called Khen. Cortez’s body has been apparently mauled by very large wild animals… in the middle of the museum after hours. The cops have already cased the scene and are just waiting for cleanup. The players do a little sleuthing and have a strange encounter with… a mountain lion?

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A Hot Lead
Session 8

The mountain lion doesn’t attack, in fact it doesn’t seem concerned with the players at all. It slips away from the players and they lose it. On their way back to their place, the trio is attacked by several Red Court hitters. They crash their new car (a gift from the Triad) narrowly avoiding driving into the Charles river. A fight ensues and not only do the fight off the attack, they utterly destroy all of the Red Court attackers. Caught out in the middle of the night with no ride, they make their way to Malcolm’s house just on the other side of the Harvard campus.

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Lady in Red
Session 9

The players arrive at Malcolm’s place just a few hours before dawn. He invites them in and they give him a rundown of all that has happened since going to the museum. Malcolm is angry that were attacked but scolds Frank for letting the Reds dupe him. Malcolm informs them that Khen and Devon, since they are not member signatories to the Unseelie Accords, were right to defend themselves and should be wary moving forward as they are not protected by the Accords either. Frank, however, as an apprentice member of the White Council is also not an official signatory member but the responsibility of his actions are subject to the Accords. Malcolm, as his teacher, is responsible for those actions. Malcolm offers to let the young men stay the rest of the night at his place but they decline. He instead insists on getting them a cab back to their place pays for it himself. Only a few hours later, they are woken by a woman at their door. She is Huwaida Abboud, an investigator with Interpol. She tells them she learned of Khen through Dr. Armitage who is helping her with her investigation. She says she is tracking a cult/ring of thieves, Wuh Akilat Anu Foos ‘The Eaters of Souls’. They are responsible for stealing several major Egyptian antiquities in Lower Egypt and that they have been traced here. Supposedly the police have found their center of operations and captured a few of their members but she has been barred from interviewing them. She asks some questions about the group and Khen’s association to Armitage. There’s definitely something off about this woman, and her story seems as though it doesn’t hold any water. Nonetheless, after she leaves the group decides to investigate this cult and it’s newly discovered clubhouse.

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Dock of the Bay
Session 10

The players find an area underneath the docks near Old Harbor that’s been taped off by the police. Inside they find a crude living area and ritual magic space. At first glance it looks as though they sacrificed a human on the alter in the middle of the space. It is covered in tattered dirty cloth and blood. Upon further inspection it looks as though the blood flowed up the alter into whatever lay on the bier. It was definitely a blood sacrifice but it seems to have been nonlethal and one made by willing member of cult. Suddenly, the entire group becomes aware that there is loud and raucous music coming from one of the doors in the back of the place. When they check the door, they see a long hallway that leads to another large iron-strapped oak door. The door isn’t locked as they open it, a wash of loud Irish music and drunken revelry swells to meet them. They enter the realm of Ol’ Mad Sweeney, a Sidhe Lord of the Summer Court. He makes an offer of hospitality to the group and they cautiously accept. Several drinks later, they are all rosy cheeked and red-nosed and Khen has disappeared off with a lovely young redhead. A while later after Khen returns looking slightly rumpled and the group retires from the pleasant distraction of Sweeney’s court. They emerge hours what appears to be about 12 hours later even though they spent only 2 or 3 hours with Sweeney. Shortly after emerging from Undercity Khen recieves a call on his cell phone. It’s from Detective McKinnell. He has something he’d like Frank and Khen’s opinion on.

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