Downtime in Marseilles
- The Privileged spend a week in Marseilles while Harlequin tampers with the fragment of the Spirit of Denver.
- Trash Heap can't stop making disparaging cyber graffiti about Darrin.
- Charlie overcomes the language barrier and recruits a bunch of thugs. They try to rob a house in an affluent neighborhood but are stopped by law enforcement. Charlie gets away but one of his makeshift crew gets arrested.
- Winter Wave negotiates a deal with Nicolas Whitebird to return the fragment in exchange for immunity for their crimes against Ghostwalker. Winter Wave agrees to turn herself in until the fragment can be delivered. She spends the rest of her downtime being interrogated. Samantha is not happy about this.
- During interrogation, Alyss learns everything Winter Wave knows about Harlequin and The Privileged.
- Crimson saves her downtime action for Denver.
- The team returns to Harlequin to pick up the fragment of the Spirit of Denver.
- Harlequin inquiries about missing Winter Wave, so Crimson has to cover for her.
- Charlie and Trash Heap are slow to realize what happened to Winter Wave.
- Harlequin refers the team to Gabriel of Los Espejos, saying there's a lot of work available for capable smugglers.
Return to Denver
- Upon arrival to Denver, the team is escorted by the ZDF to the military in the Hub. Charlie hands over the fragment to Nicolas Whitebird.
- Whitebird promises that Ghostwalker will adhere to his end of the bargain and drops all the charges against The Privileged. They also release Winter Wave from their high-security medical facility.
- Winter Wave had been "contained" very rigorously, and receives a Level 1 Harm from the overwhelming mage mask that she's had to endure for nearly a week.
- Winter Wave immediately feeds on Trash Heap who does not resist. Trash Heap does not get addicted to the feeding.
- Trash Heap leaves to find Nuala with the help of Michael, Darrin's drummer band buddy. They are illegally camping at a secluded location owned by some corporation while smoking peyote. Trash Heap talks her way into not being kicked own and shacks up with Darrin in their own tent nearby. Little does she know, but Lion-O is closing in on them.
- Winter Wave loses one of his better working girls to his Yakuza bosses as she is transferred to one of their brothels. Winter Wave accepts this and spends the rest of her downtime recruiting a suitable replacement.
- Charlie wants in on the Yakuza brothel action and dresses up as a sexy kimino-clad joy boy. He has no problem getting accepted and is assigned to Aikiwa for further training.
- Over a formal dinner, Crimson is unable to stop Carlos from proposing to her. She tries her best to not make a big scene out of it, but Carlos will not be deterred and doesn't let her say no. He agrees to give her some time to think about it.
Ghostwalker vs. the Azzies
Before meeting with Gabriel, The Privileged seek out Nicolas Whitebird's guidance. They want to get into Ghostwalker's good graces. Whitebird doesn't trust The Privileged enough to let them handle the situation on their own, but the crew doesn't like the idea of losing control of their identities, so a compromise is made. Alyss will use her disguising powers to operate as one of the original members of The Privileged as they investigate the Los Espejos plans.
The Privileged, under the direction of Alyss, accept the smuggling job which is to deliver up to 12 shipments of cargo from Aztlan to Denver. The negotiated pay is 12 Cred. The crates are filled with explosives. Once in Denver, the crates are taken somewhere underground making tracking of the crates difficult.
Alyss decides to maintain cover because she believes there is more to the operation than the shipments of explosives.
The session ends with Ghostwalker making an unannounced appearance, jetting his way straight towards Washington DC.
Session Nine Results
- Payoff: No score :(
- Heat: +2 (Alyss and Nicolas Whitebird learn of Winter Wave's vampiric nature)
- Crew XP:
- Entanglement: ???
- Additional gains: Winter Wave recruits a promising working girl for his stable
- Additional losses: Winter Wave lost one of his better working girls to the Yamato Clan
- Faction changes: None.
- Injuries sustained: Winter Wave received Level 1 disorientation damage from prolonged exposure to a mage mask