The Truth is a Lie

The Alvarez Files
Dreams within dreams
  • The night starts with Richard Malkin phoning home to GRAYBEARD.
  • We decide to look into Paul Hollinger.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant finds out more about Hollinger. He is a very well-known and stalwart sceptic.
  • Battista “The Saint” Carlotta gets in touch with some crime contacts to try and find him.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant then searches out his credit cards so we can track him.
  • Captain Enabran Tain searches around the various hotels and locates Hollinger.
  • We go to the hotel and he seems to be out.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant gets his credit card number and sees the hold which the hotel has for his room. They also see that he rented a car from the airport.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant then reprograms a hotel key card to open Hollinger’s room.
  • Captain Enabran Tain and Richard Malkin goes into his room and house keeping has been there, though it does look like someone got out quickly.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant then disguises himself as a security technician and goes in to tap into the security system.
  • That night, Richard Malkin and Captain Enabran Tain spend the night in the hotel room and take turns waiting for Hollinger to return.
  • While sleeping, Richard Malkin starts to have an out of body experience and floats above his body. He floats right out of the hotel room.
  • He goes to the restricted top floor labs, and sees soldiers in deprivation tanks and hooked up to wires. The research going on is to make soldiers not need to sleep, but it seems to not be working.
  • Captain Enabran Tain has a hunch that the girl is actually dead, not faking.
  • He travels around to other places looking for clues. He then goes back to his body, but can’t get in because someone is already in there.
    *Richard Malkin sees his body walk out of the room, get a drink, and then go back to the room.
  • The night passes and we wake up. Battista “The Saint” Carlotta calls up Hollinger’s organization to try to get in touch. He gets an email address.
  • Richard Malkin tries to use telepathy to contact Captain Enabran Tain, but can’t. He does see red-eyed malevolent beings coming towards him. They pull him down.
  • Richard Malkin then wakes up screaming uncontrollably, everything before being a dream. Captain Enabran Tain chloroforms him to knock him back out.
  • Captain Enabran Tain calls the rest of the group and they pick them up.
  • We then take him back to the institute.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant then gets permission to look at old records to try and get to the bottom to this.
  • The next day the Doctor reports that Richard Malkin is off sedation and is in a coma.
  • We do a fly by to scope out the institute. Marines come out and fire at us.
  • The next day Richard Malkin wakes up and tells us about the dream. He feels the adoption agency is the best lead.
  • GRAYBEARD gets in touch with Richard Malkin and says there was an unknown chemical in the girl.
  • We go to break into the adoption agency. The filing cabinets have complete listings of all the children, including Alyssa.
  • All of the children originated from the Lionheart Orphanage, which was founded in 1993 in Richmond, VA, moved to Baltimore in 2000. Fully owned by the Lionheart group, places all children through the right choice adoption agency.
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The Alvarez Files
Are we awake, or are we dreaming?
  • Robert Reynolds starts the night by looking for an old CIA equipment cache in an abandoned store in Baltimore. There is a stash of old surveillance gear, including small A/V bugs. Not a lot else, as it has been picked over.
  • Captain Enabran Tain tries to insert a bug under Richard Malkin’s skin, but only manages to cut ’im up. Alejandro (AJ) Alvarez goes to get some more decent supplies and succeeds in implanting the bug.
  • Richard Malkin goes to his overnight appointment at the Sleep Institute.
  • Part way through the night Richard Malkin wakes up startled. He goes into the hallway. All of a sudden soldiers dressed in black assault gear burst through the windows and start cutting people down with machine gun fire.
  • Richard Malkin sneaks to the fire escape without being noticed and runs down the stairs and bursts into the yard. He runs across the compound to reach the exit when he sees a small girl looking at him who mouths the word “run”.
  • A man bursts through the door, takes aim, and kills Richard Malkin. He wakes up with a start.
  • He tears out the electrodes in him, and is extremely agitated. The nurses try to calm him down.
  • The doctor comes in and they start to talk about the dream. He then receives a sedative and enters a dreamless sleep.
  • When he wakes Richard Malkin goes to Dr. Young’s office to talk to him.
  • The doctor asks Richard Malkin if he has ever been tested for ESP and the like.
  • Angelino Montenagro tries to get some contacts to get some info about the girl and her family. Their names are Margery and Walace Brooks.
  • Robert Reynolds and Alejandro (AJ) Alvarez go back during visiting hours to talk to Richard Malkin about his dreams.
  • We decide we need to get into the secure military facility, so Captain Enabran Tain decides to bluff his way in as a high ranking military officer.
  • The commanding officer says he needs to clear it with his superiors and will get back to him.
  • Robert Reynolds gets in touch with the girl’s parents and sets up a meeting with them.
  • Richard Malkin winds up talking to the girl. The doctor says she doesn’t have many visitors and it would be good for her.
  • She says that she needs protection for the bad people and the greys.
  • Robert Reynolds goes to meets the girls parents. Alejandro (AJ) Alvarez goes with him as backup.
  • They are very friendly people. They say that Alyssa was adopted at the age of 2 through the Right Choice adoption agency.
  • The mothers says that Alyssa has dreams of people getting hurt and of monsters coming to get her.
  • She then asks if Robert Reynolds believes in psychics. Then she asks if he believes in extraterrestrials, then becomes dismissive and ashamed.
  • The mother then opens up to Robert Reynolds and says she believes that her daughter is being abducted by aliens.
  • She claims that her and her husband are also abductees. It was long ago and happened frequently.
  • On his way out Robert Reynolds sees a stamp that says “Intruders Survivors Association”.
  • Abduction support group. Nationwide network of people who get together about experiences of their abductions.
  • Captain Enabran Tain and Angelino Montenagro head to Washington to check out Right Choice Adoption.
  • Alejandro (AJ) Alvarez goes to an ISA meeting with Robert Reynolds backing him up. Max seems to be running this meeting.
  • Most seem like UFO crackpots.
  • Richard Malkin tries some psychic mojo and winds up with a nose bleed. He does get a good night sleep though.
  • Captain Enabran Tain and Angelino Montenagro go to the orphanage. When talking to the director Angelino Montenagro feels the urge to kill the man. He suddenly collapses as his heart explodes and he looks at Captain Enabran Tain and his eyes start to bleed. Angelino Montenagro then wakes up in a cold sweat.
  • They decide to go to the agency, but only send in Captain Enabran Tain just in case the dream was a premonition.
  • Back at the sleep institute Richard Malkin wakes up and finds out that Alyssa died while sleeping last night.
  • While investigating, Richard Malkin finds a strange mark on her neck, looks like an insect mark.
  • One of the alien spheres is also there. Richard Malkin uses telekinesis to capture and and he approaches it. As he approaches he gets zapped and it flies away.
  • Richard Malkin is confronted by Paul Holinger and is shot in the leg, cuffed, and injected. Robert Reynolds finds him and he sends a psychic image of Paul to everyone.
  • Richard Malkin gets a quick vision of Robert Reynolds dying, and then a chilling desire to kill everyone around him.
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Lacoste's Journal
A train straight to hell
  • David Lacoste uses his police influence to liaison with the RCMP under false pretences.
  • In Toronto, we go to a cop bar to steal some IDs.
  • With two IDs, Richard Malkin and Sebastian Crowley, Phd start canvasing the neighbourhood where the car disappeared into.
  • At one home, there is a flier under the door for Green Acres lawn care. No answer at the door.
  • Captain Enabran Tain notices deactivated cameras around the house.
  • There is also a security system at the house.
  • The home is well furnished, neat, not a lot in it. Well taken care of, no photos. Well stocked fridge. We search the home.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant traces the cameras to a room upstairs. Captain Enabran Tain sees lot of nonperishables, cots, medical supplies.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant hacks the computer and doesn’t find much of interest. He sees some footage of the car as well as Skeleton.
  • David Lacoste finds a train schedule on the main floor. It looks like it is for today in a couple hours.
  • We get a passenger list. We board the train.
  • We see the red headed man (Dr. Skelton) and a skinny woman surrounded by goons get on the train. We go to their car.
  • Robert Reynolds gets felt up a couple times by a suspicious fat dude.
  • At the bar, Mr. White approaches, says he knows who we are, taps his head, and says he knows we are about to get into a firefight. He is wearing a metal band around his head. He wants to defect from Soviet Russia to the CIA. He says the train is going to Washington DC.
  • His name Ilysch Syovobitsky (Sylvester).
  • He says that his metal band lets him read his mind, and he can’t take it off. He keeps talking to Dr. Jason Tennant about plausible science.
  • Richard Malkin orders champagne for each room so we can see inside. He then tries to probe their minds and it seems “alien”. He finds out that they are heavily armed.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd confronts them, and tries to break into the other car without the goons. A fight ensues.
  • David Lacoste dies from a 72 point plasma attack. R.I.P.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd dies from a 72 point plasma attack. R.I.P.
  • After the rest of the group escapes, they bring Captain Enabran Tain to a hospital and then go back to base to interrogate Dr. Skelton.
  • Sylvester’s name is connected with Project Rasputin according to HERMES.
  • New characters are being made with 90xp.
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Tennant's Report
Homework Kills

December 12

The Rainbow Room 6:45 p.m.

  • While eating dinner at the rainbow room I receive a call
  • Marina Banks (Steve Banks is her son), hasn’t returned his phone. Living of Residence, University of NY and I get his phone number
  • He was studying Engineering.
  • Tain and I take Crowley’s car. and head to the residence

The NYU Residence building 7:08 p.m.

  • The building is on fire.
  • One student claims that the building just caught fire
  • Tain and I head to the Deputy to receive a list of names of people pulled from the building, Steve’s name isn’t on the list.
  • Crowley scry us, and he see Taine putting on his silencer, he immediately stops, and tells the group that dinner is over. he and the group immediately leave

Steve’s Office 7:11 p.m.

  • Tain and I break into the office. I look at through his computer, I take a look at his files. some of the files are encrypted, I download the files on my Hermes.
  • Looking around we find an address book

The NYU Residence building 7:22 p.m.

  • Malkin tries to see if there is anybody left in the burning building, he didn’t sense anyone.
  • Reynolds snags a radio, to see if there is any suspicious chatter.
  • Crowley snags some firemen kit, to sneak into the building, to Steve’s Room
  • I call Steve and leave a message.
  • Crowley gets to Steve’s room, and finds two corpses (both male), burnt to the bone, he grabs some of the bones. The room could have been the flashpoint (origin), He keeps the fire gear
  • Tain and Malkin head back to the office, and get a some DNA samples.
  • We all head back to the Manor

The Manor 8:00 p.m.

  • I can’t get a sample, so Crowley calls FBI agent Mason for some help he agrees
  • Meanwhile Taine goes through the address book, and doesn’t come across everything unusual
  • I head off with Crowley to the FBI building

FBI building 8:45 p.m.

  • We hand off the evidence to Special Agent Mason

The Manor 9:28 p.m.

  • I look at the address book, one name jumps out is Susanna, (someone Steve had mentioned in the past
  • Crowley gets the priest who has been locked up and heavily medicated arranged to be taken by CAPS
  • the next day I get files about CIA mind control documents off of Steve’s Harddrive (he has been investigating)
  • There is a personal diary, describing meetings with a man named Dr Skeltin (from the psychology department
  • Steve was taking some kind of drug given to him through Dr Skeltin (who specializes in neural biology)
  • He has also been meeting with a man named Mr. White.
  • He seems to become more paranoid as the diary goes further.
  • Crowley contacts the Ethics office to see if he has any experiments going on, a few months ago he was doing an experiment with ESP.
  • Crowley calls his editor to arrange a meeting with the Dr Skeltin, Dr Skeltin is not in his office, and doesn’t know when he will be back.
  • I head off to meet with Susanna

December 13

Susanna’s Dorm 10:33 a.m.

  • Susanna is a short slender redhead, he mentions that he has been avoiding her recently, He mentioned Mr. White Corporate recruiter. There is not much information to be had.

The Manor 9:33 a.m.

  • Reports begin to say that the Fire is believed to be arson
  • Taine gets a hold of the footage of the fire, and sees a red haired man with beard leaving the building moments before the fire

Skeltin’s Office 10:38 a.m.

  • Crowley and Malkin head to the office as FBI agent Jacks and Teller, and Lisa Smith is the secretary as well as a student. Crowley extraordinary seduces her. They get Skeltin’s address.
  • Malkin reads Lisa’s mind and see the image that the red haired man is Dr. Skeltin, and that she too was one of the test subjects
  • I make the theory that Skeltin and Susanna are related to the Skeltin due to the red hair
  • Crowley makes a date with Lisa

Skeltin’s House 11:25 a.m.

  • We all meet up at Skeltin’s address
  • and notice no signs of movement
  • We break in to his house disarming the alarm
  • Crowley takes the basement discovering a lab, but it seems it was ransacked
  • There is no pictures of Susanna, it is just a coincidence
  • Reynolds checks the office, and sees that the computer has been stolen, as well as notes on his studies, as well as a paper marked as follow
  • Steve Banks
  • Diana Close
  • Lisa Smith (C)
  • Alex Reinfield
  • Tain notices that the medicine cabinet has been ransacked as well
  • Luggage and clothes is missing.
  • I look at the chemist set, and notices that someone did a rush job on clearing the lab, and find three bottles with yellow liquid in it
  • I upload one vial into the Hermes to see if it’s recognized
  • Tain tries a number of the last call out, and it’s disconnected
  • the last call phoned in is his secretary
  • Crowley scries the sheet:
  • He learns that dr. Skeltin is alive
  • He isn’t at the University
  • Taine and Malkin go check out the garage
  • Paul Mason calls Crowley, the bone fragment matches the hair samples
  • I call Marina and let her know the bad news
  • Crowley goes to “pump” Lisa
  • Hermes analyzed the substance as LB-2
  • LB-2 designed in the 50’s by the Mkulkas MKULTRA for increase psy enhancements, uncontrolled psy enhancements such as pyro, tests showed signs of paranoia, cancelled in 1959

Chicago 7:00 p.m.

  • Crowley takes Lisa to Chicago, for dinner. She clams up about the drugs when asked.
  • He asks about her interest in ESP
  • He seduces her with a little more wine and she opens up
  • after the ESP was cancelled, Skeltin started the new experiment, each person was given a drug, both Steve and Alan were becoming more paranoid
  • The experiment was classified, and had to sign a disclosure not to mention anything about it, she seems scared.
  • She had met Mr. White

The Manor 7:00 p.m.

  • I hack into the university to get addresses of Alex and Diana
  • Alex committed suicide yesterday jumping off the building.

The University 7:50 p.m.

  • We head to Diana’s no one is there, Reynolds picks the lock
  • We search the room, and find her phone, one recent number is Peter Tosh her boyfriend
  • I call Peter Tosh. He has no idea where she is, missing for a few days
  • She is a fairly attractive girl, almost anorexic probably due to the medication
  • We head to Lisa’s dorm
  • Taine places a wire trap on the phone
  • Neither her nor Diana called the same number except for dr. Skeltin
  • We head back to the manor, and see if the tablets are sugar
  • It is a sugar pill
  • I report Diana as a missing person to the police
  • Several mind control programs have the title LB.
  • Taine searches Hermes for a Mr. White, nothing comes up

December 14th

  • Lisa stays at Crowley’s place
  • Tain and Crowley head to the morgue to find out who the victims are, one is Steve Banks, the other is unidentified. a Large adult man
  • There was a incendiary device used to make the explosion. The damage was not possible in a normal fire. The intensity of the heat was a unknown explosion due to the heat that was produced
  • A red haired man was identified exiting the body building
  • Reynolds goes to the CIA to look for Alias’s of Mr. White, nothing comes up
  • Crowley calls Skeltin’s office
  • Nothing comes up with Storage sheds or hotels it takes a couple days
  • Crowley gets Skeltin’s credit card cancelled
  • The credit card was last used at the JFK airport, american
  • Reynolds gets Skeltin’s passport flagged, as it was going to Toronto
  • He was spotted in Toronto with a thin woman with blonde hair, There were 2 men in black suits.
  • Mr. White rented the car
  • He has a few days lead on us
  • Tain arranges a flight for us (so we can get our guns and equipment) and arranges for a vehicle
  • our contact is peter Welsh

Toronto

  • we land outside of Toronto and are loaded onto a transport trailer, and end up in Oshuwa
  • I hack into the traffic cameras, and follow the car to a suburban area.
  • We also learn that Mr. White wasn’t the body.
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Lacoste's Journal
Abductions for all!
  • David Lacoste is awarded 4xp.
  • It is the next day. We get a call from Sebastian Crowley, Phd who is out of town on business. He got a call from his contact saying that we should watch the local news because sightings have increased.
  • The news is reporting a biological breakout in the Forrest Hills area, and the cdc and national guard are setting up a quarantine. There is reports of flu like symptoms in the victims.
  • We head down to the area to investigate.
  • Before we leave, Captain Enabran Tain gets some satellite photos of the area. The people look to be wearing hazmat suits.
  • At the first checkpoint we are stopped by the guard who will not let us past.
  • We get a call from one of the other patients who is having horrible nightmares about “small men” and she feels that the men in the quarantine zone are not there to help. She claims they cut the phone and cable lines.
  • We get CDC IDs from Aegis and go to the hospital to suit up.
  • Inside the quarantine zone we go to see the woman.
  • She recounts more stories of classic grey abductions.
  • David Lacoste starts to feel a strange buzzing in his head. At the same time the patrols start to get closer.
  • We go to an already searched house and take her with us. We stash her there with a communicator.
  • We then go to the hospital to check this out. There are buses arriving and there are people being put though the cleaning process.
  • Alexei Kalashnikov discovers men in suits under their hazmat suits who look very suspicious. He sees someone hypnotizing one of the patients.
  • Captain Enabran Tain puts a bug on someone about to be brought to an examination room. He is hypnotized and asked about the night of the 14th. He talks about abductions, which the man interviewing reinforces.
  • Alexei Kalashnikov and Richard Malkin go back to the woman to further probe her mind as Richard Malkin now knows that they are implanted memories.
  • Probing reveals that the aliens were actually doctors in masks.
  • A car starts to approach the house. Alexei Kalashnikov senses it, and the kid seems to as well.
  • He gives them the ol’ kung fu, takes the car keys, and escapes with Richard Malkin, the woman, and her kid.
  • We then leave the quarantine zone.
  • Back at base we get the Doctor to check them out, they seem fine.
  • Alexei Kalashnikov starts to feel a buzzing sensation just like David Lacoste. The kid says that they are coming.
  • We get out of base and go to the local Project Rasputin base.
  • Alexei Kalashnikov sees a silvery object out of the rear view mirror, suddenly the van dies and we all freeze in place. The back of the van opens up, we see bright light coming in, the kid and the mother are lifted up and taken toward the light. After they disappear we hear a whooshing sound, the van starts back up, and we come to. The kid’s teddy is still in the van.
  • We got a similar buzzing sensation when the ufo showed up.
  • Alexei Kalashnikov tries to get Satellite Alexis to find the kid if he is still in the area of the hospital.
  • While waiting for the satellite we call up people with kids from that clinic that is out of the local area. One woman we talk to says he kid just went missing.
  • Alexei Kalashnikov gets his info back, they can’t find the kid, there is more psychics in the area, and they have the impression that something not human is watching the whole area.
  • Later in the day, the quarantine is being lifted, and certain people are being removed for further study.
  • 20 xp awarded.
  • 2 weeks downtime awarded.
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Lacoste's Journal
Outsmarted at every turn
  • We head back to base with our hostage.
  • We appoint Captain Enabran Tain as head jailer at base.
  • Richard Malkin goes in to interrogate the prisoner with his mental powers.
  • One of the major thoughts he has is “Remember your training”, which implies he might be some sort of soldier.
  • This guy was wearing a suit, as opposed to tactical gear.
  • Captain Enabran Tain goes in with the Doctor and pumps him full of drugs and starts questioning him. He claims that he works for the FBI.
  • We get a phone number for his agent in charge, he doesn’t know anything about Black Book, and he was there investigating the Doctor there, about chemical weapons.
  • Captain Enabran Tain calls Dr. Jason Tennant to bring down his mind-wipe device to use against the guy.
  • David Lacoste runs the guys prints and confirms that it is who he is.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd contacts an ally in the FBI to try and get some info about him.
  • Captain Enabran Tain puts a couple tracking bugs on him and Dr. Jason Tennant wipes his mind. They then dump him in the city.
  • Captain Enabran Tain stays within tracking range hoping to find out some info.
  • Captain Enabran Tain tracks the guy to a phone booth. He makes two calls, and then shortly after a cab shows up.
  • The cab lets him out at a quiet area near a restaurant. Later, a van picks him up and heads towards an office building. Captain Enabran Tain waits for a few hours and then goes back to base.
  • There are many government offices in there, including an FBI office, as well as many businesses related to the government.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd and Dr. Jason Tennant go to NYU and bride a grad student to use a lab. The ones labelled “DT” seems to have genetic abnormalities. They are all too similar to be a natural occurrence.
  • After getting back to base, Dr. Jason Tennant investigates the doctor at the clinic.
  • He finds out that the clinic is owned by a couple of businessmen and the head doctor is Dr. Noah Duggan. We also get an address.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd’s contact gets back to him, and says there is nothing out of the ordinary with him, and he is an agent out of Chicago.
  • David Lacoste finds out that there was a fire reported at the clinic and that it was burned to the ground. Witnesses say that there was people outside and that they were driving a couple black vans.
  • We go to Dr. Duggan’s address and break in after no one answers the door. There is an electronic alarm that goes off when Captain Enabran Tain and Sebastian Crowley, Phd enter.
  • Everything looks like someone got out of there fast. The last number on the phone is for a cab.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant hacks into the airline’s records to find out what plane Dr. Duggan is on and if he made it on. There is no record of him.
  • There were several flights that left at an appropriate time: Miami, Detroit, Chicago, and some international flights.
  • We go to the airport to look for him. David Lacoste shows his credentials to security and goes into the video room with Robert Reynolds. We see the doctor show up at the airport and then gets into another car quickly and voluntarily and drives away.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant hacks the traffic cams and picks up the car and gets a license plate, which is registered to the FBI.
  • We go to the FBI building and Robert Reynolds goes up to the FBI floor. There are several offices on this floor. The FBI offices has an electronic key card lock.
  • Later that night, we go to a helicopter rental place and steal a helicopter.
  • After breaking in, we get in a helicopter, which Dr. Jason Tennant hot wires.
  • After we take off spotlights start shining on us and there is radio traffic about the situation.
  • At the building, we start to rappel down. Dr. Jason Tennant falls, but David Lacoste catches him.
  • Meanwhile in the helicopter, it starts experiencing electrical troubles and starts to go down.
  • Captain Enabran Tain parachutes out and lands in a dumpster. The helicopter slams into a building.
  • The rest of the group gets into the office building. There are no lights on and very little furniture, and no apparent alarm system. There is a file cabinet but it is empty.
  • We follow the tracking bug signal out into the main office. There are a few desks around. There is a lack of computers, phones, etc. The tracking bug is coming from the washroom.
  • There are clothes in the last stall with all the tracking bugs.
  • The clothes are attached to a bomb.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd searches the clothes and doesn’t find any clues.
  • We leave the building and wait for Captain Enabran Tain to retrieve the van and pick us up.
  • After the pick up, we go back to base.
  • Dr. Jason Tennant looks through the hard drive we have and find medical documents about the vials, which match up to patients. He also finds reference to something called “Dog Tag”.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd goes back to the doctors home and takes a personal item to scry him with. We find out that he isn’t in New York, Chicago, and that he is working with the FBI people willingly.
  • Half the group goes to talk to the owners of the clinics. They ask about the Family First clinic posing as investors. They claim they have been unable to reach Dr. Duggan.
  • The other half goes to visit the families from the medical clinic. The first family is the Laskey’s. They haven’t seen him in 16 months, since Adrian was born.
  • The other families are all the same sort of situation.
  • Later on, Lt. Smith calls up David Lacoste and says that Mrs. Farthington went missing.
  • There is footage of men taking her out of her room. She didn’t seem to resist.
  • We go to the hospital to check things out.
  • The lock was picked. The footage shows four men, wearing the same sort of jumpsuits as before. They drag her out, she seems to be pretty out of it.
  • Just before they arrive the nurses station and the guard station clear out; another patient started a riot. He hasn’t been known to cause this big a commotion before.
  • The baby is still there, as well as the father. He claims members of the FBI came to talk to him, there were three of them.
  • He says he will get in touch with us if any other “FBI” get in touch with him.
  • Richard Malkin scans the rioter who says that the voice in his head told him to start it.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd scrys the woman, she is with the doctor, not in a good state of mind.
  • Captain Enabran Tain finds out that there have been UFO sightings in the Forest Hills area.
  • Sebastian Crowley, Phd talks to a contact that knows about UFOs. There have been reports of lights and black helicopters.
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Tactical. Very tactical.
  • The night starts with Tennent receiving a call from Agent X word via his UFO contacts about a mother that killed her baby because she said it was an alien. The baby survived and is recovering in hospital.
  • Tain goes home and finds his apartment ransacked. All his valuables and some of his private items are gone.
  • The neighbours claim that he told them he was moving and they saw the movers moving the stuff. They say they saw him in the hall.
  • Tain calls the cops and they do their jobs.
  • Tennent finds out that the woman (Gweondolyn Farthington) lived in a neighbourhood called Forrest Hills and was taken to Harrington Memorial Hospital.
  • We go the hospital and investigate the baby and the woman. We are turned away because of no warrant, so we go back to base and Tennent starts forging warrants.
  • While doing that, the rest of us go asking around for clues. Crowley uses a hair from the crime scene to scry a face, and we ask around. His name is Vinnie the Snake.
  • We go ask Jimmy “The Snitch” about him. He knows him as a B&E man, good locksmith. Hangs around this neighbour. Jimmy will look into it.
  • While that is happening we go to the hospital with the warrants.
  • First we go see the mother, the security officer scrutinizes us, takes our weapons, and leads us in.
  • She describes a typical “grey” alien. She claims that the baby didn’t feel like hers. She just had to get rid of him.
  • She says she was taken more than once, always from home when her husband was away on business.
  • Malkin starts to read her mind about the events. He sees a standard grey abduction and then feels resistance, like the greys put a block there.
  • We go to see the baby. We are introduced to Dr. Gregory Smith. He takes “Dr. Tennent” and his nurse Malkin to the intensive care unit.
  • They talk to the father, he says he doesn’t know why this all happened. He says they were having troubles, and went to the Family First fertility clinic.
  • Tennent starts to examine the baby, seems normal. Malkin then reads its mind. Doesn’t get much.
  • We thank the father, he gives us a card, his name is Todd Farthington.
  • We go back to talk to Jimmy. Vinnie has a warehouse on the docks that he works out of and has mafia ties.
  • We go to check out the place. There are people around the warehouse that look out of place, as well as other people working. Malkin senses that they are working for the Vincenci Family. He also senses that there is illegal merchandize inside. He also knows Vinnie and he is here right now and that there are 10 people in total.
  • We enter the warehouse to get Vinnie out to interrogate him. Instead, we get Malkin on the roof to search his mind. He was paid by a man named Samuel Jackson to break into Tain’s place. It was the first time he ever met or worked for him. Sam found him here. Sam went with him to Tain’s apartment, along with two other guys. He didn’t say why he wanted it done, said he had a score to settle. He said they could take what wanted, and he would make it easier for them to get in. Deeper probing gets an image of Tain, he looked like him the whole time. He didn’t say that there was any further work.
  • On the way out, Tain slams the skylight by accident. We escape.
  • Meanwhile Tennent is researching Family First. He got the patient records.
  • We then break in and start gathering files and evidence.
  • There are a couple specially sealed rooms. One of them is a records department. One is a cryogenics facility.
  • A small percentage of viles are marked with a secondary number, starting with DT.
  • Malkin hears people being stealthy coming in the front door. The are all wearing black jumpsuits and nightvision with submachine guns. The lead stops the group, and points in Malkin’s position. We enter combat. We strategically exit the building.
  • Around front we kidnap their wheelman.
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The Hanged Man
  • The night starts with Agent X introducing us to Alexi Kalashnikov.
  • We then start following up leads.
  • Tyrone Jackson killed in 1996, survived by Bertha Jackson. Africa and Kevin are his kids. Kevin disappeared.
  • Lucien Francesci, Italian, killed in 1999.
  • Sarah Napa, survived by Renza Napa, Matilda (name Sarah’s Place comes up, Matty, owner and waitress), Demitrio (died in a plane crash 2003).
  • Brian Johnston, had head crushed on own porch in 1993 by 3 people with a pipe, witnesses claim it was black men with leather jackets. Wife is Beverly, kid is Shiv the gang member.
  • Children dying because of a curse? Victims don’t all have children that died.
  • We decide to go to Riker’s Island to look for Tyrone Jackson’s cell mate.
  • The warden doesn’t want to help us without a warrant, so Crowley tries to bride him successfully.
  • Samuel Davidson is led in. Enabran Tain starts to interrogate him.
  • Claims that Issac was selling drugs to kids, even got his daughter killed, that’s why he hanged him.
  • Samuel thinks he is a decent guy. Warden says he wasn’t a trouble maker.
  • We go to Manny the cabbie’s house (partner of Issac the cabbie, who was hanged by Tyrone). He isn’t home, so we break in. Very dark and dirty.
  • Last number dialled on his phone was the Stansfield Institute.
  • We toss the place, lots of receipts for Sarah’s Place and for car parts.
  • We call Manny (small white guy with glasses and greasy hair and a weird look in his eyes, hard to look at) to come pick us up. He is the same guy that drove David Lacoste earlier.
  • He seems suspicious about Tyrone’s death, we try to apprehend him, he runs, but David Lacoste tackles him.
  • We take him back to base and put him in the holding cell. He had a handgun and a knife on him.
  • Crowley hypnotizes him and starts to question him.
  • He asks about who he killed. He says: Tyrone, Lucian, Sarah, Brian, Kevin, Beverly.
  • “How did you kill these people.” “He told me to, the presence.”
  • Jeremy Stansfield is his priest.
  • The presence has been talking to him for years, it needs his body, his strength.
  • The description sounds like he has been possessed, and that he has a genuine desire to please the presence.
  • He said the preacher helped him for some murders, other people for others.
  • The presence chooses bad people.
  • The presence has a physical manifestation and was seen today, with him in his cab, but left on his way to the hospital.
  • The presence looks like the hanged man, mostly shadow, pure evil.
  • He claims he is a hunter.
  • We erase his memory and put him back in his cab in the city.
  • Almost immediately we see a quick vision of the hanged man, right outside the cab, which looks a lot like Issac.
  • We hear whispering of Manny’s name on the audio bug.
  • We follow him to the Stansfield Institute. He goes inside, we follow.
  • He is there visiting Jeremy Stansfield.
  • Jason goes in to check everything out.
  • He is confronted by workers and asks for help over the comm. David Lacoste and Crowley go to intervene.
  • On our way we recognize Dr. Merryweather and we take him to Stansfield’s room.
  • He is in his room, sitting quietly. He says that Manny was there for solace. We accuse him of conspiring and controlling Manny. He sends David Lacoste away with mental powers and Crowley attacks him. Alexi comes in to the room and attacks as well.
  • Eventually, Crowley has to kill Jeremy because he was controlling so many people.
  • We escape with Stansfield back to base.
  • We then go to retrieve Manny.
  • When there, Tain gets possessed by the Hanged Man and attacks Crowley.
  • We disable him with a shot to the knee, the spirit laughs and leaves in a plume of black smoke.
  • Tain then starts to have a flashback to Afghanistan, but doesn’t attack.
  • We load everyone up and get back to the base.
  • 22 xp and 2 weeks downtime awarded.
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Talking with the Dead
  • David Lacoste is off dealing with superiors about an almost decapitated man, from the day before
  • Richard Malkin is still in the hospital and will be there for about 2 weeks.
  • Sebastian Crowley was able to learn by scrying that Charlie was dead, though we he was unable to find to locate his body
  • Enabran Tain is able to pull the records of Darryl Jones, it would take 16 days to get it all. But we did learn right away:
  • He was a notable soldier
  • He went AWOL
  • Where he was last posted
  • That he is 37 years old
    About the larger lady:
    We know that she was seen around the dinner a lot
    Her name is Sister Sarah
  • We decide to go to the diner, Sebastian Crowley and Enabran Tain have video bugs on, so that JasonTennant can hear and see what is going on (he can hardly walk after the fight).
  • The diner is packed, and so Crowley parks his rented car next to a fire hydrant
  • Crowley and Tain notice glyphs around the windows and doors. Crowley knows them to be protective wards against spirits.
  • They sit down to eat, and Maddie comes by to serve them. Crowley buys Tain a steak. The attractive girl, and wiry guy are there again
  • Crowley asks Maddie if she has seen any of the people in the picture, and slides a $50 over. she recognizes it as sister sarah, and says that Sister Sarah is there. and will see them in an hour
  • The couple goes in the room, and then come out 40 min. later, all upset.
  • A couple of cops come in and start causing trouble about them parking next to a fire hydrant. * * Crowley causes a bit of trouble too, mouthing off to the cops, is obvious he has problems with authority. One cop Bert writes him a ticket, and the other Cop talks to Tain.
  • After finding a new parking spot, Crowley slashes the cops tires.
  • Tain and Crowley are taken out back to meet Sister Sarah.
  • I text them to ask about the dates on the back of the photo
  • They pay her her fee, to ask about the dates on the photos. She isn’t sure about the dates.
  • Crowley asks about the picture of Darryl but Sarah doesn’t recognize him.
  • They then ask about Charlie, It seemed he witnessed a murder, it was the death of Beverly Johnson, an old member of the community, Sarah hands Tain her tapes that she recorded from the session.
  • We listen to the tapes at the base:
  • Charlie talks about hiding from them (who is them?)
  • Charlie mentions Platts who is Beverly’s boss
  • Charlie Mentions that Beverly was hurting for Money
  • Robert is Beverly’s son
  • Charlie sees a shadowy figure, and he thinks it’s the Indian ghost
  • A horn from a park car, startles Beverly, She begins to run the other way, in the opposite direction from her house.
  • She gets to the old victor’s house.
  • Charlie sees a ghost that he says looks like his mom. It then dissolves into blood and bone
  • Charlie then sees three more shadowy figures.
  • A black car is seen, and one of the shadowy figures comes out the black Car,it is carrying a Cleaver
    Tape ends.

The Next Day

  • Tain and Crowley learn that Robert is part of the Angels, his nick name (gang name) is Shiv
  • The Black with the girl is Johnny Baker, Also a member of the Angels.
  • They hang out around Bull’s gym.
  • The gang wears Black Leather Vests.
  • Crowley is talking to the gang.
  • Shiv lives on Key and 16th at his mom’s place
  • Tain and Crowley head to the address
  • There are some members there, Drugs and needles are scatted around the house
  • Shiv tells Crowley and Tain about the time he saw a shade at the park, he stabbed it and it disappeared. Crowley asks to buy the knife off of Shiv
  • Crowley and Tain head to the park, and stop off at the church to learn more about the graveyards
  • Tain and Crowley see wisps around the park.
  • Tain, Crowley, and Tennant go to the institute to pay Jeremy Stansfield a visit.
  • Dr. Maryweather a short, stout, balding man with glasses, comes out to greet the agents, he is the doctor looking over Rev. Stansfield
  • He takes us to meet Jeremy Stansfield, he is a man in his fifties, angular features and well dressed, still wearing the collar
  • He was preaching in front of his congregation when a light appeared, a Glowing Being, Everyone say an angel, but he did not, and due to that he felt unworthy.
    Rev. Stansfield is unable to help us, and the more he talks the more upset he becomes. The agents leave.
  • The agents talk to Sister Sarah, and agree to meet up again a little before 12 to have a seance
  • A man named Barren meets us outside, and leads the agents to a building down the street. Where sister Sarah is waiting
  • The Seance begins, and the agents call for Amatore, his spirit enters the room, Crowley seems unaffected to see a ghost. Tennant is a little scared with what is happening.
  • It begins to rain
  • We learn that the ghosts are real
  • The murder victims are connected and the clues are in his notes

Addendum
When we interviewed Jeremy Stansfield (the preacher who is now in Stansfield Institute), Shawn pointed it out at game that the preacher actually said he didn’t see the angelic vision in the materials you found at Amatore’s house. It got screwed up when we actually went to interview him. When we asked about the angelic appearance in the church he should have said:

There are those who claim to have seen an ‘angel’ in my church. Of course, nothing of the sort appeared. I was there. I saw nothing.Why would such a beautiful vision from our Lord be denied to me, his faithful servant? Why would I be forsaken?! Clearly, it never happened. Clearly they are all deluded!

At this point he would have been fairly upset.

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Lacoste's Journal
Ghost Stories
  • After spending weeks healing up, we meet Mr. X.
  • He introduces us to Sebastian Crowley.
  • We are treated to a fine steak dinner, drinks and cigars by Crowley.
  • He leaves with a fine looking woman.
  • We head to Still Grove and investigate the next day.
  • There is a legend that Still Grove is built on an Indian Holy Site, and lots of ghost sightings.
  • We find lots more information on the HERMES link.
  • We go to Amatore’s house. Looks like it is two separate apartments, and Amatore’s is the top floor.
  • There are cops there and it is roped off with police tape.
  • There is an old man sitting on his porch.
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