What Happened To Mary Jane?
|What Happened To Mary Jane?|
|Part of Hail to the Pumpking|
Darcy, ex-NeoNET SINner, is woried because of Mary's disappearance, so she put together a crew to get her back.
After the loss of her parents, Mary had difficulty adapting to normal life. While Babylon made sure she had a home in the NeoNET commune, it wasn't all sunshine and flowers.
The crew meet up at an ex Neo-Net compound and thanks to Shy seeing her recently, figured out that Mary Jane was in Sophocles.
So the crew took the road to Jack's place. They quickly noticed that the place was going wrong, having turned into an Astral Shallow with spirits roamed in plain sight. Babylon and the crew questioned Jack about Mary, soon finding that he had nothing to do with it. If anything, he's surprised. When Mary came to see things herself, she exclaimed not needing to stay in the commune, being "more than human." Her therapist, a ghoul in a wheelchair by the name of Ezekyle Burton, said that she was having some sort of dissociative state.
Babylon and Zenith did begin to talk to Mary and try to figure out what happened to her while Shy and Rhicter did receive some kind of job from Jack, planting explosive on some ward that were keeping him from moving around Sophocles. Mary actually had been the target of some kind of blood mage, who used some kind of mind magic to change her memory thus making her thinking she become an infected. Babylon sadly did have to use a mind probe to get those information but with that and the help of the
Dad behavior's of Zenith they manage to get Mary out of the bad way. On the same time Shy and Rhicter did get 8 kilos of explosives from the Starscreamer to pull the job. They did ended up reaching some kind of old camping car where they find a dead Starscreamer with a knife thrusted in the chest and more presicely in his heart. Feeling that the place feeled "Bad" the duo did ended up putting the explosive in place and just destroy the camping-car and the ward, thus destroying some of the stuff that the Black Lodge had put on to restrain Pump King Jack.
The crew ended up violently arguing between Shy, Rhicter on one side and Babylon on the other side. The main problem was the consequence of the ward destruction, destroying the Black Lodge containment ritual for the shadow spirit as well as greatly disrupting the astral shallow. Jack acted as a peacekeeper during that time and prevented the argument from escalating into combat. The climax ended with a split: Shy and Rhicter got their payments from Jack and Babylon and Zenith got their good feels from Darcy. Babylon did have to give some explanation to the Black Lodge and Shy got a nice and cool basement as part of the rewards.
- For Babylon & Zenith: 9 Karma
- For Rhicter: 12,000 Nuyen & 3 Karma
- For Shy: 2,000 Nuyen & 32,000 Nuyen worth of a Low lifestyle in Sophocles
- Optional Contact: Pump King Jack, 5/1 Halloweener Usurper (5 Karma or 10 CDP)
- If Pump King Jack is a contact: May take Sensei (Intimidation) at chargen price (10 karma).
- 2 CDP
- 2 Starscreamers Reputation
Player After Action Reports (AARs)
"Wow, that Babylon is wound a bit tight. Freaked out because me and Shy didn't "consult" the "magical authority" on the team, and completely lost her shit. Ease up grandma, it's not that big of a deal is it? Jack was happy, nobody got dead, and we got paid, end of story. Mary Jane found her way back to the Neo netter's, no harm no foul. Zenith seemed to find the whole thing hilarious, not sure what that was about. What's the problem?"
Run complete, side objective seem's to have been the main objective after all. THere is some kind of deep shit involved around Sophocles and now i'm part of the place so well i try to be in good term with the landowner. Anyways was pretty easy, drop an explosive bag and just detonate, could have go bad say's Babylon but i guess not everyone can afford to dodge such kind of opportunities. Anyway now everything should be good for a while, guess i'll have to watch what is happening around Sophocles and get my shit ready.
Goddamnit! Stupid fragging idiots - "oh look at this, a spooky magic ritual, better blow it up without even talking to our mage first!" I swear I was as close as I've ever been to straight up murdering teammates after they told me what happened - the shit-eating grin on Zenith's face almost pushed me over the edge, and it was only the presence of Jack that kept me from doing it. Absolute fragging drekheads. I have no idea how I'm going to explain this to Herenight. Just... goddamnit.
At least Mary is okay, the poor girl. I peeked into her mind and saw some of the drek she's dealing with, and it wasn't pretty - seemed like she just really needed a hug, so I was more than happy to oblige. Glad that she agreed to go back to Darcy, I just hope she's going to be alright. I should speak with that shrink of Jack's about getting him away from that neighborhood so that he can try to actually help her out on a long term basis; maybe I can bribe him with new kneecaps or something. Still feel bad for him, the poor fragger didn't deserve that. Bleh, what a messy situation - gonna have to resolve this soon one way or another.
How do you lose a kid?! Those NeoNET fraggers apparently just lost track of her, that was bad enough, the fact that she went back to Jack is worse, and according to Babylon, some bloodsucker was also trying to use her as a BLOOD BOMB to mess with Jack. Luckily we managed to convince her that being with the commune was better than dying horribly in Sophocles.
On the bright side, I got to watch a mage's plan unfurl in front of her when two people blew up a trailer. Honestly it was the funniest thing I've seen all week. Best part of that, she told me about the plan when it started last week and I told her that it was gonna blow up in her face. Nothing quite like watching the intricate spider's web fall apart to make my day.