Gnosis: Steampunk

Session 7

  • Shenlong is dropped from the claws of the dragon who banished him, he crashes to the Californian beach
    • He heals, makes himself clothing and heads inland
    • Meets Chinese rail workers and gets a job on the rails
  • Melegos wakes, bullet holes in his duster, a glowing sword in his hand and surrounded by the bodies of all those he loved.
    • He finds the star of a Texas Ranger and starts pursuing its owner.
    • He collects personal artifacts of each of the dead and takes them with him.
  • The Atlantean, presently held in an Atlanta jail hears the distinctive crack of a Whar-tal lightening gun as the Tash-re-khal descend upon the puny human jail.
    • The Tash-re-khal rip through the jail killing every living human in an orgy of death.
    • They extract the Atlantean explorer to the aircraft.
    • The ambassador indicates that they could not let such an insult pass.
    • She charges the explorer to find a place the humans call Fort 51. It is believed that there is some interesting information stored there. Information that may be of use to the Atlanteans.
  • The League of Hope-killing gentlemen (and Anna too, I suppose), having arrived in Dallas attempt to find a real priest, with True Faith.
    • Brent hit the streets and found Father Charles, a man known for both his piety and good works.
    • Finding Father Charles, they managed to convince him to bless some holy water in the quest to find Hasheem’s Sister.
      • He had some questions and doubts but in the end to decided the group was credible and gave his blessing to the water and the one cross they had.
      • Father Charles blessing was accompanied by subtle violet undertones to Joshua’s sight. This of course led to a discussion.
  • Outside of the church they encountered Melegos, following the trail of the badge. Joshua saw him as an Indigo glow and had to investigate.
    • Melegos wasn’t very interested but agreed to talk if Joshua could find the man associated with the badge.
    • They talked some as Joshua made a compass.
  • Melegos followed the compass to the train station with Joshua and by extension everyone else in tow.
    • When Melegos spotted the man in question in a group of 5 men he attacked without hesitation, slicing down two in the first stroke of his sword
    • The survivors fled into the train which was just pulling in from the west.
    • The Ranger ran past the mystic martial artist heading toward the end of the train, followed by Melegos and three remaining other men.
    • Brent sprinted at superhuman speeds to the rear of the train from the outside.
    • The Mystic Martial Artist the three agents, but didn’t take them outside
      • She was supported by Andrew who tossed them to and fro
      • Between the two of them they made short work of them agents.
    • Just as Brent entered the far car, everyone heard the telltale sounds of a large steam machine as a steam mech catapulted from a gondola to the rear coming crashing down between Brent and the fleeing Ranger
    • Megolas cut down the ranger with quick savage strokes.
    • The Mech leveled its Gatling gun and began unloading into Megolas and anything that happened to be nearby.
      • Anna began prepping a bigger gun
      • Megolas and Brent attacked it with sword and gun
      • The mystic martial artist threw a weapon jamming the Gatling gun
      • Anna fired a grenade, which landed long, blowing up with enough force to knock the passenger car off the tracks and over
  • Not far away Shenlong her the distinctive noise of the Gatling gun
    • Making excuses he hid and resumed his true form flying Eastward to investigate
      • made invisibility crystal
  • Everyone struggled free of the wreckage
    • many helped the civilians trapped under the twisted metal
    • The mecha smashed down on Megolas
    • Brent reached into his mind, ordering him to sleep
  • Above the Atlantean craft and dragon came together
    • Although there were no blows there were evasive actions and manning of the battle stations.
    • The Atlantean explorer was hot dropped and the Atlanteans withdrew.
  • In the aftermath Melegos beheaded the ranger and placed one of the artifacts in his mouth.
    • Searching the body he found something the felt relevant, the card of Col. Talford in Atlanta
  • The principles, minus Shenlong, stole a train and headed West before anything else could happen.
    • Shenlong followed invisibly
      • some where able to catch glimpses of the wavering light, Joshua saw the green of Shenlong’s magic, He thought it was a Fey, but the Atlantean suggested it was a dragon
        • There was some disagreement on this point.
    • A few hours away they abandoned the train and started collecting railroad spikes to enchant for speed.
      • Shenlong took human form and tried to engage the other principles
        • There was much discussion if not a lot of trust.
  • Eventually all the principles headed South, cross country toward Mexico following Josua’s compass
    • They come over a ridge and saw in the distance the from of 3 pyramids, Aztec in architecture but according to Milo new, without a hint of age on them.

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