Been a while since I updated this, my group can be a bit inconsistent about timings for games. Real life and kids can get in the way surprisingly often.
Anyway, while the first team was in the Nile Empire the second team was called on to help the US military make contact with a Recon team in the Appalachians who got a message out about some kind of encampment where humans were being held as slaves.
Given the team consisted of Jared, the all-American hero; Shizu, Japanese Ex-Special forces; and Archibald, Great White Hunter it was actually the members the US military would have chosen if given the choice.
I threw in some comments by the General about what kind of micky mouse operation the Delphi council must be running with some of the other dossiers they had seen. Tisha's only a kid, goddamit.
Flying into the Aircraft Carrier USS JF Kennedy stationed just off the coast they were provided with a small wooden skiff with an outboard motor and several oars.
After navigating the storms and inquisitive Moarsaurus they made it to the Rappahannock river and headed upstream to Remington.
The city was deserted though strange chanting could be heard ahead, investigating they found a single heavily decorated Eidinos (Or Saurian as they love to call them) chanting over what appeared to be graves in a park.
Cue Zombie film as the Gospog began to claw their way out of the soil and shamble at the direction of the Gotak.
The heroes weren't standing for that and with excessive use of both fire power and actual fire dealt with the Gospog and their Gotak.
As more Gospog emerged from the deserted city Shizu & Jared held them off long enough for Archibald to finish giving last rights (and a judicious bullet where needed) to the remaining graves.
A few days trek through Chester Gap to Front Royal they found themselves being stalked by an unknown adversary. After a game of cat and mouse they encountered Sgt Berry (the DPC for my intermittent player), a member of the Recon team who had gone native. Now a member of a hunting party for Clan Usa, complete with flag and sergeants stripes war paint.
She brought them to the Lt who was trying to keep his team together and work out how to deal with the Eidinos who had set up camp outside an old mine. They had been rounding up the locals and using them to dig for something inside the mine. Meanwhile another Gotak had been burying the bodies of those who had died in a field just outside the camp.
Deciding they needed more information on the mine the party headed into the nearby town to search the records office for plans and information.
While there they intervened in a battle between some Eidinos and group of militia on Japanese Quad bikes. The leader introduced himself as Jack Maher, part of the Storm Front militia. They were taking the fight to the Lizards as the government was useless.
With information on the emergency exits from the mine and new allies prepared to launch an assault on camp once the prisoners were safe they infiltrated the mine during the night and looked for what the Eidinos had been looking for.
Deeper into the mines the passages opened up into a series of large crystal caverns. Several crystals of which held strange creatures, apparently perfectly preserved.
The largest crystal was apparently being worked on, crude scaffolding surrounded it and mining tools was scattered about it's base.
Within it was held a giant dinosaur
Having identified what the Eidinos were after they returned to the main passages to ambush the working party as they came in to begin work.
I gave them a surprise round which they proceeded to use to eliminate several guards while Jared gave an Inspiring speech urging the slaves to rise up against their guards. An Inspire card and some good rolls later they added a glory and began an uprising.
While they evacuated the non-combatants the way they came in their allies launched an attack on the camp outside.
Joining in they caught the Eidinos in a pincer action and swiftly dealt with the living enemies.
As Jack Maher was boasting about how his team had driven the Scalies off, the party were worrying about where the Gotak had gotten to. A question soon answered as the 1st & 2nd planting Gospog shambled from the tree line and attacked the camp, where the players, Jack and his team and the miners were now the defenders.
This was a slightly tighter battle than I had anticipated. Even with giving them a couple of NPCs for them to use. The Gospog ability to ignore shock can really add up if you have a group of them...
A hard fought battle later finally ended when they had Jack crash a Quad into the last group while Shizu shot and blew up it's fuel tank as he rolled out of the way.
They threw in pretty much everything they had at this. I think it was a Possibility and Hero, Drama & Coup de Grace cards.
Unsurprisingly it was another 60+ roll and so they tossed their last Glory in.
Jack stood up a Storm Knight (Or Stormer, we will see...) from that stunt. It just seemed appropriate.
I wrapped up the evacuation of the civilians with the Recon team and left the Mission with Jack telling the players he was heading for Nashville. Apparently his backers had gotten some juicy info on the place.
A couple of the players have read the Near News Now feed, put 2 + 2 together and went "Oh, S**t, we know where this ends". But as the characters know nothing of this, they wished him and his team well and parted on good terms.
Right, this should have been done sooner. I've just wrapped up the 3rd Mission with the team. A raid on a Godnet hub in Portugal. I'll try and get that up faster.