Adventure 1, Session 1

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Day 1 (Saturday, January 6, 1990)

  • No events happen this day, it was simply an introduction to the game
  • Number One goes shopping at the local Target
  • C. Dundee goes for coffee with the local cops, asks for any news
  • Fastjack loads up Warcraft (which must be an advance alpha copy, since the game didn't come out till 1994)
  • David the Lawyer drives to Seattle to play some Raquetball
  • David the Undertaker has meetings with various clients, no one special

Day 2 (Sunday, January 7, 1990)

  • Characters are woken up by a ruckus. C. Dundee and Number One go to investigate
  • Veronica Chee pushes her way through the crowd
    • She looks terrible -- bloodshot eyes, knotted hair
    • She is clearly showing symptoms of paranoia, and she yells, among other things, "Don't listen to their lies! They killed my husband! Stop them before it's too late!"
    • George Burroughs (priest) and Kris make it to the front to try and calm things down
    • Cops (Mary and George Jacobs) also make it to the front, try and grab Veronica
    • She runs, is around the corner before anybody can react
    • Cops and C. Dundee give chase, but she gets to her car
    • By the time the police get to their car, she's gone
  • C. Dundee remembers Sam Chee
    • Seattle doctors had ruled a drug overdose, released the body
    • Died on December 29, 1989, body released on January 4, 1990
    • David the Undertaker had held the funeral on Friday, January 5, 1990, then buried the body in a shallow grave near the church
  • Kris explains that some necessary foundation repair is happening, and they can't let anybody in the church until it's safe
  • C. Dundee asks why they didn't tell anybody beforehand
  • Kris laughs and says that they had actually told some people who were supposed to spread the word, but they'd forgotten
    • Several people in the crowd (that the characters recognize from the neighbourhood) nod, looking embarassed
  • Crowd Disperses
  • C. Dundee invites the cops to grab coffee with him
  • Number One decides to use his archaeology skill to look around the church, see if there's anything noteworthy
  • Doesn't find anything near the church, but does find some loose earth nearby
    • (David the Undertaker had buried a body in that spot (coincidentally, Sam Chee)
    • Starts poking around, moving earth
    • Uncovers a hand, unnoticed by DtE
    • C. Dundee notices what Number One is doing, tries to signal him to stop (C. Dundee knows that David the Undertaker is lazy, buries bodies in shallow graves)
      • Number One doesn't notice, continues digging
    • C. Dundee excuses himself, runs over to David the Undertaker's house/office, tells him what's happening
    • David the Undertaker runs over to Number One, tells him to stop
    • Number One puts a marker in the ground and leaves, intending to come back later (haha)
  • David the Undertaker goes back to his office to check the foundation of his building, notices that there isn't even a foundation, it's built straight on the ground
    • Curses his father (who built the office, and who taught him how to dig a shallow grave) for his cheapness
  • C. Dundee is called by one of his contacts ("Mr. Johnson"), who asks to meet him
    • C. Dundee meets the contact behind David the Undertaker's funeral home
    • C. Dundee offered $5000 bounty on Veronica Chee, she has a warrant for supplying drugs
    • C. Dundee accepts
  • Calls other players to go to Veronica's house
    • Try front door, it's locked
    • Go around back, door is swinging open
    • Number One checks his study, finds a desk, bookshelf, papers, etc.
      • Books were mostly fiction, no real theme
      • Desk had a lot of papers, nothing noteworthy
      • Top drawer on desk held stationary, pens, and similar
      • Other two drawers are locked
      • Find a briefcase, locked, with a bit of a smell coming from it, they take
    • C. Dundee and David the Undertaker investigate the rooms
      • First bedroom has two beds, messy, toys, etc., looks like it belongs to two younger kids
      • Some clothes and stuff are missing, looks like they were hurridly grabbed
      • Second room looks like a guest room, has an empty dresser, made bed, etc.
      • Third room is master bedroom, bed is unmade, floor is piled with clothes and junk, pillow has makeup stains on it
      • Dresser and Closet also missing a lot of clothes, as if they were grabbed quickly
      • A quick search turns up a small key
    • Returns to desk, unlocks the drawers
      • One contains invoices from Sam Chee's plumbing trade ("Go With the Flow Plumbing")
    • Number One goes into kitchen, sees there there are a lot of dirty dishes, even sitting on the table
      • Checks the fridge, finds normal food for the most part
        • Checks expiry dates -- a lot of it is recently expired
    • C. Dundee checks bathroom cabinet, finds a syringe and several different types of medication that he doesn't recognize
      • Takes them
  • Party goes back to David the Undertaker's office
    • Open the briefcase
    • Rotting balogne sandwich, apple
    • (was obviously used by Sam Chee as a lunchbox)
  • David the Lawyer calls AT&T, gets the phone records for Veronica Chee
    • She had been called by Dr. Gary Stromme, who David the Undertaker knows was the doctor who performed the autopsy of her husband
    • She had also called Dr. Stromme a few times
    • Many calls from her to local police stations, most of them very short
  • Number One goes to investigate the church
    • Finds a weird lock on the door
    • Calls Fastjack, who doesn't recognize it
  • Number One returns to where he found that body buries
    • Digs it up, recognizes it but doesn't remember the name (it's Sam Chee)
    • Notices that it was a recent burial, no clothing, no valuables, and an autopsy had been performed
    • Attemps to re-bury the body, but not so well
  • Number One checks the side of the church, finds windows open
    • Tries to climb into one, fails
    • Calls David the Undertaker and C. Dundee to help him
    • David the Undertaker and C. Dundee show up, smoking cigars (for some reason...)
    • C. Dundee tries to climb into window, fails (wall is slippery from the rain)
    • David the Undertaker tries, succeeds
    • They hear a shout, cops are coming toward them
      • Too dark for the cops to see what's happening
    • C. Dundee walks towards cops
      • Trips on the ground that Number One had unearthed
      • Meets the cops, explains that he was looking for any clues about Veronica, invites the police for coffee
      • They accept, go down to the diner
  • Number One and David the Undertaker search the church, find nothing remarkable
    • When leaving the church, David the Undertaker notices that Number One is carrying his archaeology tools, asks him why
    • Number One explains that he had found a body and dug it up
    • Number One and David the Undertaker go to the site, find it's badly buried, wants to rebury it
    • Realizes that he could take this opportunity to look at Sam's body again
      • Takes it back to his office
      • Opens up the cuts (Number One and C. Dundee are present, neither become ill)
      • Finds the organs all bagged up and inserted in the chest cavity (standard procedure for autopsies)
      • Finds that there was cocaine present in the blood stream
      • Checks the hair, finds that he hadn't used cocaine in at least the last few months
      • Reburies it
  • The characters turn in for the night

Day 3 (Monday, January 8, 1990)

  • Characters all go to work at their respective jobs, except for C. Dundee who sleeps in
  • Number One brings picture of the lock to a 1-hour photo to be developed
    • Once it's developed, he brings it around to people in the electronics/engineering departments
    • One recognizes the picture as a prototype for a new lock made by a company in Texas, "Lock, Stock, and Fully Bonded"
    • Number One calls that company and asks about the lock
      • It's a new model, worth about $5000
      • Only a few have been shipped, one was ordered by George Burroughs in Seattle
      • Shipped to the church, paid in cash
  • C. Dundee stakes out Chee's parents' house (the Michaels)
    • Rummages through their trash, finds the 3Ks (Koolaide, Kraft Dinner, and Ketchup)
    • Watches the house for the day
    • Sees an older couple leave, get into their Volkswagon
    • Return an hour later with groceries
    • Lucky Charms and other kids stuff, as well as prunes and other old-people stuff
    • House is quiet for the rest of the day, although the curtains remain drawn
    • After dark, C. Dundee leaves
  • David the Undertaker goes to the doctor to get a copy of the autopsy report
    • Finds that cocaine had been present in the bloodstream, although in fairly low amounts
    • Found that the heart had a yellowish hint to it
    • Found a couple of stange chemicals in the bloodstream, organic but otherwise unknown
    • Found that the strange circumstances had been swept under the rug
      • Likely for reasons of laziness, not for malice
    • Photocopies the records
  • When David the Lawyer arrives home, there's a message waiting for him
    • Dr. Gary Stromme had been trying to get in touch, wants to meet them
    • When they meet him, he seems nervous
    • He noticed that they'd been trying to find information about Sam Chee, and wants to talk to them
    • Says that he was in charge of the autopsy, found a lot of strange results
    • It was a Saturday, and the others wanted to go home, so they made Dr. Stromme cut the investigation short
      • A common event, Stromme was forced to fill out a false report and return the body to the morgue until the report was accepted
    • Says he interviewed Veronica, she was sure that everybody was out to get her
    • Players ask why he seems nervous
      • Was well aware that something fishy was going on, but is risking his job and pension by even pursuing this
      • Also, Veronica seems so sure that something's happening, what if it is?
    • Dr. Stromme asks them to report back anything else they find
    • Players ask him about the drugs they found in Chee's bathrooms
      • They're diabetes medication
  • C. Dundee, Number One, and David the Undertaker go to Veronica's parents' house
    • First idea:
      • Number One waits in the car as a getaway driver, even though he has no driving skill
      • C. Dundee goes to the door, even though he has no charisma
      • David the Undertaker watches back door, even though he's never made a spot check
    • After realizing foolishness, David the Undertaker goes to the door
    • Door opens with chain lock on, Mrs. Michaels is at the door
    • David the Undertaker asks the mother where he could find Veronica
    • Mrs. Michaels says that she left, they don't know where she went
    • David the Undertaker says that he's here to help her and desperately needs to find her (rolls 01 on his persuade check)
    • Mrs. Michaels lets him in, knocks on the basement door, says that somebody is here to help
    • Veronica opens the door, she still looks awful
    • David the Undertaker asks her questions about what happened
      • She still seems paranoid, everybody is out to get her, etc.
      • She still seems paranoid, everybody is out to get her, etc.
      • Says that she suspects Kris, although doesn't have a good reason
      • David the Undertaker gives her his card, in case she needs anything
  • Meanwhile, Fastjack goes to the neighbourhood's phone junction box
    • Installs a bug on the wires for Kris and George Burroughs
  • When C. Dundee gets home, he discovers that the bounty for Veronica Chee has been raised to $20,000, with no reason given
  • Finally, the characters all go home for the night