Thursday, September 20, 2012

Junkyard Rats


With Diabolico still absent and Lenny wandering off at the urging of his inner (rabbit) demon, Boris and Loone were left to investigate Greasy Lake Scrapyard on there own. At the junkyard they unexpectedly met lion-tamer and adventure serial star, Cornelius Doyle.

Doyle was there after what he suspected was a werewolf. Everybody was surprised when they were attack by a family of yokel wererats. The teenagers Tater and Jughaid took a bite (literally) out of Boris, while Papa Snuffy and Mama Luweezy went after Doyle and Erskine. Doyle’s foresight in bringing silver bullets paid off. Luweezy and Snuffy were quickly snuffed.

Their offspring only lasted a little longer. Boris was badly injured, so the gang had to hide from a couple of Eisenmensch investigating the gunshots. Stealthily following them, they discovered a rally being led by a masked figure promising a group of Eisenmensch that their weak flesh would soon be replaced utterly by machine--and then the same would be true for the rest of imperfect humanity. Interestingly, on the stage with this figure was Silas Atwill, Hew Hazzard’s newly named head of automata development.

Informed of the dead wererats, the Eisenmenschen began to spread out looking for infiltrators. The gang beat a haste retreat and made it back to the City. Boris got treated for wereratism at the charity hospital.

Our heroes still have more questions than answers. The leader of the Eisenmenschen would-be revolutionaries has the dodecahedron--but who is the leader? Does Hazzard know what his subordinate is up to? Where is the heartspring the dodecahedron needs, and what happens if it’s activated?

In other news, the gang finally got their secretary: Miss Lola DeWytt:


9 comments:

Porky said...

A real symphony this time. But who is Lola really..?

Trey said...

Thanks, Porky. If you mean is Lola up to anything, they'll just have to wait and see. If you mean who is the picture or, it's Helene Stanley, an actress who was the model for Disney's animated features Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

Peter Robbins said...

Lenny likes! Lenny like a lot! (shut up, no... NO ... NOOOOOOOOOOO... I won't do that....). Yes, Lenny Likes.

Trey said...

There, there, Lenny. It will be alright.

Brutorz Bill said...

Excellent!

Trey said...

Thanks, Bill!

Tim Shorts said...

Boris will be smarting for a week after that chomp. There wererats were a cool surprise. Fun game. And now I know why Diabolico did not show, his shiny suit would have gotten dirty.

seaofstarsrpg said...

I love that "wererat-ism" is common enough that even charity hospitals have treatment available for it! Such a wonderful weird world.

Trey said...

Thanks. Wererat-ism was more common in fringe poor areas a decade or so ago, but there was a vaccination campaign around the City that has since prevented any major outbreaks. The proximity of the Rattenvenger Infectious Disease Hospital in the City ensures that, at least there, the series of injections (a silver containing compound) can be started with alacrity.