(Session continued with interrogation of prisoner from Episode 4)
Andromeda began interrogating Salim al-Hassim, asking him how he was working with Adrika Niranjana. He denied working with Adrika and denied knowing nothing about The Master. He had no idea of where Adrika went when she fled. Under questioning, he revealed that ‘Fake Zoe’ was Sergei Kovalev, masquerading as Zoe Washburn. The group then decided to turn him over to Homeland Security
(Session 5 begins following the phone call from Cameron)
Andromeda, quickly changed into clothes better suited for combat and she and Susanna raced to the school. Charles contacted the others then made his way to the school. Jane requisitioned a car and raced to Cameron’s aid. V.S. raced out, telling Dolores, “I’m off to save Cameron, watch the shop.” and raced to catch the subway to the area. David quickly dressed and hopped the subway
The group arrived (conveniently) at the same time. Everything was strangely deserted in the area around the forested school area (very few houses). Smoke billowed from the gymnasium. Charles deduced that was probably where the combat on the phone was occurring and that the area near the gym was a logical place for Cameron to hole up. The group entered the gym, finding numerous shell casings and a box of burning equipment. Jane grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. A quick search of the lockers revealed nothing of importance. Shell casings led out of the gym.
The group followed the casings, discovering that the doors into the nearby stairs and Main Office were blown into their respective rooms. The group searched the offices, discovering a hole exploded into the next hallway behind it. The group went through the hole, discovering a doorway open to the next floor. David, in cat form, snuck upstairs to scout. Meanwhile, the group sensed movement behind them, and Cameron emerged from the shadows, “Welcome to the party gang. Sorry, that corner was dark. I think there’s a bulb out.”. Meanwhile, David spotted movement in the media center and returned to the group. His emergence scared the crap out of V.S., causing him to scream, bringing Cameron’s sisters down on them. This also caused Jane to look at V.S. and shout, “really? Now you scream? You’ve been all balls to the wall since she left and now that she is back and you scream?”
Juliet Sommers emerged from the cafeteria and offered Cameron a chance to surrender. Another of Cameron’s sisters
emerged from the office and pointed her arm laser at Cameron. Cameron responded, “Hell no” and fired at Juliet, who dodged. David prepared to pounce. Another Sister
emerged through the wall, firing at Cameron, the laser slashing her across the stomach. A fourth Sister
emerged from the stairs near the group, also firing at Cameron, missing. Jane turned on the one from the stairs and hit it with her sword. Andromeda took careful aim on Juliet. V.S. took more debt to Heaven and armored the group. Susanna conjured a ball of fire at the same Sister Jane hit and singed it’s shoulder. Charles summoned his spectral choking hands on the same one Jane and Susanna hit, severely bruising it’s throat and it’s struggles to escape causing it to hit it’s left arm against the wall, breaking it.
Juliet shouted, “Kill them all. Kelkshazzak, get her. Cameron, say farewell to your love,” and she fired her arm laser at V.S., bruising his shoulder and grazing his right arm. The next sister fired on Susanna who nimbly dodged the shot. Cameron shouted, “How dare you!!!” and dropped her assault rifle, raised her right arm, and fired a green laser beam from the palm of her hand (which burned through the palm of her hand, visibly causing her pain). David then pounced on the injured Sister. Kelkshazzak, a cybernetically enhanced Minotaur-like demon emerged for the stairwell at the end of the hall and said “Valmarkham sends his greetings”rised his right arm (which was a cybernetic Gatling gun) and fired on V.S., barely missing him. The sister who emerged from the office fired it’s laser at Andromeda, who activated her bracelets, and she deflected the shot with her bracelets. Jane dashed past the sister by the office, through the hole in the wall, into the office, and fired on Juliet, hitting her. Andromeda fired on Juliet, hitting her. V.S. summoned his Judas Noose around Juliet’s neck, but it was resisted. Susanna fired another fireball at Juliet, missing. Charles summoned his choking hands around Juliet’s neck, her struggles to resist, breaking her left arm. Juliet ordered, “Sister’s retreat. Kelkshazzak cover us.” The sister near the office turned and fired on Charles, who somehow managed to parry the laser beam with his Warden’s blade. Cameron retrieved her M-16 and fired on the one that fired on Charles, blowing off its left arm. David leaped at the injured sister, destroying her. The first sister who had been destroyed, exploded. Jane fired At the cyber demon, missing. The demon fired on Jane, the shots absorbed by her armor. Andromeda fired on the demon, missing. V.S. conjured flaming hail to fill the hallway, destroying the demon and remaining Sister.
Cameron said,“ouch that damned thing hurts” and used the handkerchief, given her by Charles, to wrap her hand as V.S. grabbed her and gave her a passionate kiss. The group then departed, Cameron getting into her car, a 1965 Aston-Martin.
The group then returned to the Flame of Knowledge.
V.S. gave Cameron the present had for her, an M-60 machine gun. She then revealed that she had returned to New York because she had learned of where the The Shop had relocated to, the former HQ of The Agency beneath Fort Wadsworth. Cameron then revealed the truth of her origin and the Creator’s plan, to use the Sisters to seize control of the facility benath Fort Wadsworth, to replease the creatures held within, and to cybernetically alter those he could, securing himself an army of pure death and destruction.
Cameron revealed to Jane that Clayton Abernathy is the twin brother to Jane’s father, which caused her to say , “Whatch you tawkin bout Cameron?”. Jane then called her mother about her unknown uncle, eventually getting her Uncle Clayton’s phone number, calling him, and leaving a message on his phone, “Hi Uncle Clayton, it’s your niece Jane. It’s kinda important. Since it is the 21st who doesn’t have caller I’d. So call me back”
The group then pursued various avenues. V.S. discovered that Kelkshazzak is a minor demon in Valmarkham’s court, former lover of Shiva, originally created by Baphomet and lost to Valmarkham in a bet. David went working his contacts and was eventually put in touch with a Colonel Zisky, who knew and served with Abernathy, and was concerned about the General, as he missed the Battalion’s reunion last week. Andromeda hit the Internet but was unable to discover anything. Jane then contacted The Agency, speaking with Agent Ivanova, telling her about Cameron’s information. Cameron and Jane went to Agency HQ, where they met with The Director, to get information on the facility, learning there were many creatures still secured in the facility aside from the demons, including the Sisters of Medusa, The Chimera, as well as a half dragon, who The Director stated was quite mad when she brought him in. Jane also revealed that Nikolai Tesla is the true head of The Shop.
Jane and Cameron returned and Cameron took Andromeda aside and scared the piss out of her (literally) as she revealed she had recovered all her memories. She then thanked the group for helping her become more than her programming while assuring them that Cameron Tam was here to stay and Cameron Jameson was gone. Andromeda than asked Cameron if she could borrow a gun, which caused Cameron to take everyone to her apartment,
(The above video is exactly what happened, though, replace Bruce Willis with Cameron, and the others with the PC’s). The others borrowed some weapons, and Andromeda rushed off to change.
Cameron then asked, “How are we going to get onto the base and into the facility?” The group discussed how to get themselves and their weapons onto the base. David suggested a truck with orders to carry machine parts into the motor pool. The group discussed placing some members in crates to smuggle them in – Cameron, Susanna, Andromeda, and Charles.
Jane contacted The Agency, and made arrangement for ID’s, truck, uniforms, and orders. The Agency delivered the gear to Cameron/Terri’s apartment. The group crated up the crates and got into their uniforms and headed off to Fort Wadsworth. David, disguised as a sergeant, got the group through the gate and to the Motor Pool. after Terri put the 5 mechanics in the motor pool to sleep. The group proceeded to make their way down the stairs. David checked out the door finding a security camera, which he disabled, as well as an alarm on the door, along with an electrified door. David then asked V.S. to hex the door, which set off a ‘star trek’ alarm and a Jacob’s ladder effect on the door. He then hexed the alarm and trap.
The group then began their descent into the facility