Spire – Session 7 – Operation Con Air

FalloutAfter general ally building last session, our revolutionaries refocus on the Hive and their plans around the prison.

A special note – Tim our GM apparently kept a Web site up with session summaries as well!  I just found out.  Go see Rut & Wallow & Revolution for the view from the other side of the screen!

Orange Is The New Brother, Where Art Thou

They start a chain gang program to send sections of prisoner to various work details including “living experiments” at Dept of Galvanics. Short term plan is to establish it as “a new program that works”.

Slav arranges for a bond, Ezmer, to set up a college program to house living experiments on college property. Therratrix forges the Warden Winter-Before Dawn’s signature for a chain gang program.

The long term plan is to ship a bunch of violent criminals to an enemy’s doorstep.

Tariq uses this as opportunity to hand revolutionary pamphlets to the prisoners and a few guards. Fortunate Tamar learns that the work gangs return from the college with many stolen items, which he purchases on the cheap and re-sells thru his pawn shop bond.

The short term plan is ran successfully for many weeks. The long term plan leads to an orgy of violence and such…

Prisoners vs Students – Fight!

At the coterie’s behest, an army of prisoner demonologists and rioters are to be let loose on the University campus with galvanics weaponry and arsonist materials.

Lyddia uses Anastomis to make the Galvanics Dept believe they can sell their experimental weapons now to the High Elf government for treasury notes that are payable later. She gets a retroengineered galvanics arquebus that removes water from a one block area (extreme range, dangerous, unreliable, 1d8 stress). Spireblack Grenades that unsettle ghosts (d6 stress, spread d6, dangerous, ranged, one-shot).

Slav’s bond, Ezmer, arranges a major party in the quad.  Abu assassinates key professors working at the college including head of campus security. Fortunate Tamar is to use his bond/girlfriend to steal the college’s armory. Tariq arranges for a riotous group of Bohemians to show up and murder those folks who experimented on their crystal using brethren Terratix arranges for the various college factions, particularly the fraternities and sororities to hate each other enough to commit murder, arson, and such.

Everyone uses their abilities to dial the chaos and violence up to 11 during the whole ordeal. Slav preaches it is “the end of times”, Therratix “Predator style” murders Guards responding the rioting, Abu drags in more ghosts, Lyddia uses her galvanics weapons, Lyddian cuts deals with various factions that want to buy cheap (arsoned) property to make the riot last longer, Fortunate vigilantes his way thru rioters, and Fortunate also steals student records.

General Snow On A Stone shows up with the military to clean up the mess that is the Unversity. His high elf warrior poets clean house while shouting poetry. They kill people until the riot, arson, murder, looting, etc… ends.

The coterie escapes while extracting witnesses (through various means) to the carnage and brutality of the high elf military.

The fallout:

  • The college is no longer an entity.
  • Professors Thule and Mandalite are dead.
  • Professor Boost is living high, temporarily, at a casino on his military funding and attempting to cheat at dice using galvanics tech. Tariq tries to recruit the man and fails, so Abu and his hyena murder him.
  • Reporter Stella Blue and her paper are fed lie after lie, fact after fact to frame Dean Bothwell and Warden Wind-Before-Dawn for the whole thing. Dean Bothwell is kidnapped and dies at the hands of high elf torturers.

A Change In Leadership

The coterie pushes buttons to get their ally Quartermaster Langly in charge of the Hive… but she’s drow and its a hard push to get her into such a position of power in the elf-run city – at most, they would tolerate one of their human minions in the role. Finally, Langly becomes Warden.

Lyddia becomes the Quartermaster and gains a city wide bond.

Therratix puts Lyddia into a cocoon of spider silk to remove her fallout. It takes a week and gives her a point of Blood resistance.

The game ends with everyone getting a high advance. Lyddia takes Glass Library.

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