Free from the Yoke (Session 5 of 7)
Alun R. runs for Alex Greenshields, Dan Brown, Jason Zanes, and Joe F
After the failure to build the the Highway every House feels the displeasure of the Wise while they and their representatives on Earth lose some control and the Great City contracts. Some Houses retrench into their ancient traditions while others forge new roles or become more autocratic. Then, after 20 years, the Listeners to the Wise make it clear that the Land is lost if decline is not halted. The Spirits of the Land are unquiet and only a return to the core values that enabled the Wise to free the Land can give them rest. Some characters remain: Kasthera of the Chisel & Mallet devotes decades to the study of Lore, while Elina of the Cursed, too old to continue as a Scout, takes up a more administrative (and influential?) post as Factor. Then there's Eva bint Salah, Bogatyr of the Shining Path (who resents her father's actions a generation ago), and Saruke the young ambassador of the Jezdec Horselords brought up on the legend of 'Gerel and his spirit Centaurs'. Together they must face the fresh challenges of the Second Age of the Land...
Hard City: The Brass Key (Session 1)
Lowell Francis runs for Donogh, Sabine V., and Travis Allison
Our protagonists--a boxer on the skids, an insomniac vet barkeep, and a former hitter for the mob--take on the case of a wealthy socialite who has gone missing from his engagement party.
Copperhead County (Session 3 of 4)
Donogh runs for Chris Bench, Ian, Sabine V., and Will H
More 'Western Crime' action. We dive into the Hellraisers' lives as they take stock after their casino heist. But despite their desire to take it easy their eyes are turning to the same old problem that binds them together - getting Carter.
Free from the Yoke (Session 6 of 7)
Alun R. runs for Dan Brown, Jason Zanes, and Joe F
Elina departs the first Summer Conclave of the Age with the rest of the Cursed delegation after the Wise stripped them of their role in favour of the 'Pilgrims'. Meanwhile, we discover there is more to the relationship between Kasthera of the Chisel & Mallet and Eva of the Shining Path than anyone had realised - a meeting that leaves Eva itching for another fight, which she scratches when she sees Saruke of the Jezdec Horselords in conversation with Kassie. There's a Duel, an investigation of a work camp in the (literal) Shadow of one of the great statues that delineate the Land of the Wise, and a ritual revealed. Then...the Shadow tells a stark truth, Kassie demonstrates the loss of any remaining naivety, and her Jezdec Bodyguards act on her desire...blood is spilled on sacred ground...
Nahual (Session 1 of 2)
Will H runs for Jason Zanes, Keith Stetson, Patrick Knowles, and Rich Rogers
Copperhead County (Session 4 of 4)
Donogh runs for Chris Bench, Ian, and Will H
'Western Crime' takes a turn for the ultra-violent as the Hellraisers get Carter. Their new arsenal unveiled as a roadside IED, RPGs and more take over the streets of Seco Creek.
Hard City: The Brass Key (Session 2)
Lowell Francis runs for David Morrison, Donogh, and Travis Allison
A misstep at the Cobalt Club catches up to our protagonists as they run into enforcers from the Rossi crime family. They manage to get the drop on them and rescue the missing heir's mistress, but Rossi's men head out to inform their boss that one of our heroes, a former mob hitter, is on their trail. We cut out a little early due to tech issues but should wrap this case next session.
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