Echoes in Darkness

Eggplant is Murasaki!

Alarms sound waking Khuil from a peaceful sleep for once. Yet this is not a bad alarm it signals the impending doom of the Imperium. His huiha, or clan, always suspected the Imperium would be weak if they had to fight a 2 front war. Khuil smiles wickedly and whispers “Athame was just the beginning my friends….. you do not know what I bring for you now.” He pats a small cylinder strapped to his leg, his latest mission. Khuil wonders what it will be like eating at the once Imperium ran capital his clan leader eating all the meat with his faithful Khuil seated by his right. Khuil straps on his armor as he prepares for the assault. Tyu’eas calls me his “instrument of change” I like be called “Kyaors” means “on the wings of death” the troops tend to respect that name. The drop ship lands he leads his small unit into the capital dawning bio hazard masks. The rattling of metal on concrete makes such a sweet sound followed by a small pop as the gas swirls into the main air intake for the palace. Khuil grins wickedly with a blood lust in his eyes thinking “If they thought snipes were bad they wont know what hit them here.”

Khuil wakes from his sleep by a jerk of the ship, Kufo informs him sleepily “out of jump space lets go hit up the bridge.” They meet Phineas and Challo in the corridor and they all proceed to the bridge. They round the corner to see the captain and George yelling, Khuil and Kufo over hear them say that they are several million km off course with two alien warships closing in and fast. Kufo and Khuil don’t even have to speak to each other as they realize what this means. They block the doorway, since escape in the docking ship is their only way out, and they will be first to it.

A static burst on the comm from the approaching vessels relays “Give us your cargo or you will be destroyed.” Phineas out of diplomatic futility tries to communicate with the aliens to no avail. Challo informs the captain that we are leaving in the docking ship with our without him right now! In the most stupid of maritime traditions the captain and security officer decide to stay with the ship. The only smart one was the navigator who left with us for the refueling station. Upon un docking the two alien warships start to dock and Khuil hopes the worst for the security officer.

Nothing is worse than a backwater doctor, Clyde if Khuil understood his idiotic accent, met us when we landed. Thankfully, no one took any wounds during the metallic spider battle. I am sure they would of rather wanted to shoot themselves than be seen by this man. Yet, Challo was interested to have this spider leg trophy scanned to see what sort of metal it was. However, to Khuil’s delight the spider leg broke the scanner as it sliced into it. Guess that thing is really sharp.

Kufo per Clyde seeks out Jethro who supposedly has the ship schedule for this station. Kufo reports back that we have a week before the first ship arrives. The options are a cargo hauler going back the way we came to Sinoro or a diplomatic ship going further into the brotherhood. With much debate among the group the cargo ship is in favor. No reason to go further in when we know the ships are potentially being hijacked by dimensional spiders with warship escorts. At least that is the current Hat conspiracy theory floating around.

The waiting for the ship really passes without incident, Kufo practices stealthing around trying to scare Clyde every chance he gets. Since Challo is fixing Clyde’s medical scanner not much for him to do. Finally, our ship arrives carrying a cargo of vegetables heading into Imperium space. The sight of them just makes Khuil want to kill something, he only tolerates the smell because he wants to get off this freaking refueling station. All eyes are on the scanners as we depart, nothing remains of the cargo ship or the alien craft, another mystery that undoubtedly our crew will be blamed for.

Jumping to Sinoro, with everyone on edge, goes fine until we land to refuel. Martial Law has been declared in the brotherhood from Athame. Challo looking into the source finds out that there was a blast on Athame, which we knew about from Chuck Finley. Yet, there has been talks of a biological attack as well resulting in creature, that we know of as Snipes, over running the capitol. The ships captain informs us that if we off board we will be searched and have our weapons taken away. Khuil with his custom armor and weapons. With hearing this information Hat goes into a frenzy and he burns his hat as we all guessed in a fit of rage. It was just a hat Hat… After passing the search of the ship they were looking for anything biological. We spend the next few weeks jumping through the brotherhood watching the destruction ravage the sector. Khuil wickedly grins at this news and secretly relays it to his home clan. Tyu’eas will be happy of this ill tidings.

Finally, we jump into the Imperium after seeing wave after wave of ships filled with all branches of service of the military. Challo anxiously leaves the ship looking for a weapon smith, he wants a spider leg sword. If the leg is as sharp as it seems it could be a formidable blade. Onward to the next leg of this motley crew.

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From the Darkness...It Strikes!
This does seem to be a habit for Weyland-Yutani ships, doesn't it?

When next we see our intrepid adventuring gang, Hat and Xavier wake up to find a trail of blood in their room…

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The Brotherhood's Most Wanted
Traveling party, traveling party, whatcha' gonna do?

When we last left our party, it was traveling the stars aboard Chuck Finley’s troopship, making it’s way to <insert name="true">. The party is traveling to <insert name="true"> to begin its investigation into the disappearance of Lady Romanov’s ships. Hat wanders the corridors of the troopship. With an eerie feeling of deja-vu, he recognizes the corridors from the drawings of Susie, the supposadely prophetic member of Alexander Hamilton’s cult group. Suddenly, Hat is confronted by Alexander himself, armed with a shotgun. After exclaiming “They’re all dead, and it’s YOUR fault”, Alexander fires his shotgun, and Hat’s head explodes in a spray of gore…

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Athame has a double-edge...

Chaos grips the city as it consumes itself with reckless abandon. Khuil’s wicked smile flashes across his face as he feels the bloodlust consume him. He begins firing into the horde of snipes that is currently wrecking havoc on the fortified gate. Red eyes stare at him right before he scores another direct hit killing another snipe. The bodies begin to burn from the acidic blood igniting the surrounding rubble. The smoke hurts his eyes, as he goes to equip his infrared specs he glimpses a humanoid figure scaling the gate. Throwing on his specs he confirms it is a humanoid with what appears to tentacles for legs and one arm.

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What did you say your name was again? Hamilton Alexander? The Mad Hatter?

Khuil kneels before a great cloaked statue covered in vines on a mysterious planet. He recites ““In the beginning were the Ancients, and the Ancients moved across the face of the Heavens, and none did or could contest their will.” Only a portion of the ancient’s creedo as he focuses on the one word will. He recites it faster and faster with increasing volume until he is upright yelling at it with a furious rage. He rips off the hood of his cloak and exposes a golden light emanating from his eyes as he feels his skull starts to split radiating light into the heavens. He yells “Hamilton you promised me salvation!!!!” The light suddenly stops as it reveals a mutilated

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And the Rabbit Hold Goes Deeper...
Resurrection, cultists, and ancient ruins, oh my!

The party’s previous trip to the northern end of town left the group with a couple of lines of investigation, as well as a burning desire for extra psionic protection gear. The group makes arrangements for anti-psionic head-gear, which will take about two weeks to complete. As the custom gear cost a significant amount of money, the group decides to try and find a job to make up the funds. The party ideally wants to find a delivery job with a decent Xavier goes to talk to the concierge about jobs. On his way, Xavier catches a glimpse of someone in the elevator. The person’s profile seems to be familiar…

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Hobnobbin' with the Rich and Famous
Our brave party makes a foray into high society! How will it go?

As planned, the party made a visit to “The Mall”, the main meeting place of the planet’s rich and powerful. Thanks to Hat’s TAS connections, the party arrives in style with a limo and security detail. The party entered the “Mall” which, from the outside, appear to be an unremarkable, if large, grey industrial building. The external looks, however belie the interior…

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Brief overview of the session - SNIPES

After the Battle of the Nameless Farm had concluded, attention turned to the mysterious stasis unit in the barn that had been the object of so much speculation. What was inside? Sinister alien life forms? Contraband? Illegal weapons destined to be used in rebellion against the Imperium?

After careful examination of the controls and read outs, the truth was discovered: the so-called ‘bovine’ stasis unit in fact contained…

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Here Snipey Snipe Snipe! Oh f$%K that thing is real!

Khuil searched through the ship looking for the last morsel of squirrel he had stashed in the sleeping quarters of the vessel. Yet all that he was finding were empty canisters that smelled so delicious which made him search even more furiously. There… a scratching noise…. he peered down the hallway of the ship and caught a glimpse of a moving furry object. His Aslan hunting instincts kicked in and he stalked it down the hallway. Suddenly it spots him and bolts in the direction of the galley he thinks “Poor decision my little friend your fate was destined for the soup pot.” As he turns the corner following his prey he suddenly steps into a sticky residue. Khuil starts to feel his skin and fur burn…

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On the Way to the Brotherhood

The merchant vessel we boarded continues on its way out of the Imperium toward the Brotherhood of Knives. Hat continues to recover from his wounds, while Rav and Khuil work off their passage debt. In his spare time, Rav works at sharpening his investigative skills, in the hopes of be able to unravel the mysteries of situation like the on encountered on Gath. Khuil also prepares for a repeat of Gath on a some-what different basis, by boning up on heavy weapon usage. Rav and Khuil notice that the regular crew of the ship are remarkably close-mouthed. Thus, one night at dinner, Khuil and Rav are left with only one person to talk to, another passenger named Phineas. Rav exchanges news with Phineas, and learns that Phineas is heading out to the Brotherhood to open his own company. Rav asks Phineas to keep an ear open for jobs for the group, since the group has a collection of skills that many independent businessman would find useful. The two exchange contact information. Khuil continues to plot Hat’s demise…

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