Deadlands HoER: Operation Damocles

Operation Damocles - Session 6

"Maybe Ack-Ack is.. re-arming."

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Deadlands: Hell on Earth Reloaded

Nov. 1st – 8th, 2097

Absent: Elmo Maddox | Srgt. Rex
NPC: Corp. Teri ‘Doc’ Stringer

Concord

The party meets the survivors of Concord trapped in a church: Preston Garvey, Sturges, Mama Murphy, and Mr. and Mrs. Jung (who took a bullet in the gut, but is still alive). Preston is the leader and introduces themselves as the last remaining Minutemen in the commonwealth.

As they are talking they hear a car door, and an engine start and rush outside to see that Ack-Ack, somehow alive and able to remove the ropes holding her to the truck, got in and drove off!

Corp. Teri ‘Doc’ Stringer though injured, runs over to Capt. Samo Hung , who had fallen to the raiders bullets, and begins providing first aid. Hung remains unconscious so the group radios in to ‘Gypsy’ Imoen to bring one of the other trucks to pick them up.

He arrives in 15 minutes and they load up Hung, and the rest of the survivors, and head back to USAF Olivia Station

They spend 5 days recuperating and in that time its discovered that Mama Murphy has psychic powers and is able to “see” things. She wont talk about the mark on her forehead or her past, but she tells them, after taking some drugs the party provides her, that only danger waits for them at CIT

Tiffany ‘Mistyfast’ McGyver , finding out that Sturges is what is known as a Junker, begins tutelage under his mentorship. But not before she witnesses Corp. Teri ‘Doc’ Stringer going to Sturges for something, just before working on Capt. Samo Hung, who lay on their scavenged Medboard unconscious. When Mist confronts Doc, she acts annoyed to have been questioned. “Let me do my damn job!” Misty backs off.

When Hung is back on his feet after a few days, he and Tiffany ‘Mistyfast’ McGyver interrogate Scar, one of the wounded raider survivors from Ack-Ack’s group, who tells them that a man named Jonesy, an old Junker, gave Ack-Ack her gatling gun, and Ack-Ack killed him as payment. He swears that he has no idea where Ack-Ack would’ve gone into hiding at.

That’s the question they all ponder. Where did Ack-Ack go! ‘Droid’ Carver suggests that, “Maybe Ack-Ack is… re-arming”

Hung decides to free Bug, along with the other three raiders, include Scar, and has ‘Doc’ place Slades neck implant into his wound. Hung had Sturges use his skill to turn it into a tracking chip. It was somewhat successful, it only warns the team at its approach. Mistyfast is not happy with Hung for releasing the prisoners, and the fact that he also gave them one of the trucks. Perhaps she is wondering if this is ‘Nigeria’ all over again.

‘Droid’ Carver spent most the time at Abernathy Farm helping them with their water filtration system, improving it to twice its normal output.

On the 6th day they decide to travel to the remaining settlements; Ten Pines and The Quarry. In route, they pull over to do some hunting. Unfortunately a nasty fallout duststorm hits and they are forced to find shelter missed survival roll. The storm lasts several hours, losing most of the days light. The good news is that within a small cave they are sheltered in, they find a water purification kit and a hunting rifle amongst the bones of a long dead waster.

Ten Pines
The party finds Ten Pines in ruins. The main shelter is ablaze, and the settlers bodies lay on the ground. Its believed that they were executed. Its getting dark and cannot see much so they decide to return the next day.

The Quarry
The stop at The Quarry and drop Lucy off. They sell the hunting rifle and secure a hunter’s help named Skeeter in tracking down what happened at Ten Pines. They go back at first light.

Ten Pines
They return under dark and cloudy skies. Skeeter is only able to ascertain that it was one person, and one vehicle. The party is sure its Ack-Ack.

They spot movement in the surrounding woods, at first believing it to be another pack of feral dogs attracted to the sent of death.

Suddenly a terrifying howl cuts through their souls. Skeeter drops and hides under the truck, and Doc and Samo take of running. ‘Gypsy’ Imoen is so terrified she barely climbs a tree to safety. She missed her fear table roll, and how has a dog phobia

The creatures move in, a pack of black haired canines, with red glowing eyes. Their eyes too intelligent to be mere beasts. The party fights for their lives! Hung is dragged down by several of them, who bite and tear at his face.

But again, its Tiffany ‘Mistyfast’ McGyver and her scattergun who saves the day, killing the remaining beasts.

They spot a larger dog, up on a outcrop of stone some distance away, who watches a few moments and turns back into the wood. Not before Misty gives it a pair of one-fingered salutes.

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