Clear Waters

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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The tour pt1

On tour in Everglades. Stopped at Harry Bonifay’s restaurant on stilts hidden in the jungle. Tour guide John Cobb goes off to with Harry. The wife and three daughters serve the food on the large porch. Willy Marshall the pilot sits by the house entrance. Dallas McFarland, Vincent Bowen and William Powers sit at a table but don’t talk to each other. After thirty minutes the wife looks slightly concerned. William goes down to the jetty and looks at the storage area below the house. Sees Harry and John returning and goes to meet them.
Meanwhile another boat is heard coming. Vincent asks Willy about what is going on but is stone walled. Dallas moves to the behind the solid banister around the edge of the porch to spy whomever is approaching. It is a boat like their own with heavies in suits. Vincent rallies the tourists and they go down to the jetty. Dallas follows last.
The heavies don’t speak, but one gestures commands. Two go up and two approach the storage place under house on the walkway. William pulls his gun and orders them to stop. One freezes the other tries to run forward. He shoots, the leader and the guy who froze shoot back. He hits one, but is also hit in the shoulder.
After some difficulty Vincent manoeuvres the boat with the tourists to safety. Dallas is the only one watching and quietly draws her gun to return fire at William who has shot first.
Harry and John convince William to leave with them he initially wanted to fight it out, despite being out numbered and wounded.

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The tour pt2

Vincent is guided by Willy to a large island where a jumpcraft can collect them. The tourists have been on their phones, so news of the incident is spreading. On the way Dallas got a call from Ralph., who asked if she could look into finding smuggling routes for a large shipment coming in. She said she would get back to him. On the island she talks to Willy and they head back to the house.
Meanwhile the three have escape from the house. Harry does some first aid to patch up the wound. Leaving him in the dark they check out the stash and remain evasive. They return to the ransacked house. They meet up with Willy and Dallas. John gets a message on his phone. The monitoring software has been triggered. The goons are on the island looking for the stash. All decide to intervene. They sneak up and ambush them. Dallas keeps quiet about being skilled with a gun and William shoots despite his bad shoulder.
Three go down and two are out of sight. Harry and William go ashore. Harry is critically shot and one surrenders. Marcus is taken prisoner. At the island was a jetty. A section of planks are lifted up and a large plastic wrapped object is taken up. The sound of a jumpcraft approaches and they flee, it might be the police or the mafia, either is bad.
On another island Marcus tells them about his opportunity for going to Poseidon that has been arranged by his mothers new husband. Eccentric scientist and head of the small Bhouse industries. Marcus stays in hiding, Harry and William get airlifted away. William straight to Miami and Harry first to the FMC, where Percy a retired doctor does triage. He slips a note into the doc’s pocket for his wife.

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Its complicated...
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The intrigue begins

Vincent Bowen is questioned by the campus police and the County troopers. Their is also a team from the FMC doing an investigation into the events and the risks of future tours. The questions are soft and it is clear its just a formality. Gets offered some latenight jobs moving goods.

Dallas
She is questioned as above. County sheriff Jacobs asks some hard questions about the events. Why she went back to the house instead of leaving. She simply says she remembered someone was left behind and wanted to check on him. He asks about the timeline and the delay in calling for help. She claims it took them longer to get back then leave.

A random person walks up to Dallas with the number for Jamie Bonnifay. They meet in Charlotte city, she asks Dallas to move the items to the next people. Their will be a reward. After some questions she agrees. The directions have been given to a doctor.

Later she is called Ralph who is staying in the hotel. They talk about arranging the smuggling operation, the problem because of the large size of the cargo. In the bar a P.I shows them a picture of a missing person, i.e Marcus asking if they have seen him. They say no

George calls her. They arrange to meet at a statute outside a campus building. After a short exchange the note is handed over and they part ways.

William Powers
He is questioned as above. Jacobs wants to know who started firing first. Where the gun came from. He says it was handed to him after they started shooting. That Harry Bonifay had been hit at the same time. They hid until it was safe to return and then called for help.

Later he gets a visit from the Gendiver rep, who is his local manager. He explains how important the approaching elections are and the necessity to get information, so as to make inroads into the organisation.

He can leave in two days, being kept in for observation.

George Algernon Percy treated Harry Bonifay at the FMC before he was airlifted to Miami. Afterwards a pretty woman rushes to George asking for help. He is brought to a jumpcraft, frisked by some thugs in suits and brought to a temporary field hospital. Some GP’s have also been kidnapped but are out of their dept. George takes command and organises the operations. At the end of the day he is given an envelope with cash and told if he gets any information about who did this their is more where that came from.

He gets to his house and after cleaning himself up finds the note. He reads it but it uses references he doesn’t know about so doesn’t get the context. He calls Jamie, who says she is busy, pass the note to a friend and gives Dallas’ number.

Generally the county police have increased patrols, stepping on the toes of the campus police. Rumour has it they are reminding people who really is in charge. There has been an unofficial attitude of independence in the area.

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The intrigue develops

Dallas needs to arrange the transfer of items. She contacts Willy who is very nervous.
During the day she goes back to her work at the FMC. Basically as an intern/student working at the dock facility where many things are going on. Water based classes, repair shop, sea water filtering and some research.

William is released from hospital into respite care. At his house near the FMC he is assigned a nurse and given an emergency device to call for help. His boss tells him something is in the air, he needs to get into the heart of it before its too late. He calls John Cobb to begin, arranging a meet later that evening.

Percy is in the main university building doing basic lab based grunt work. Now that people know he is a doctor they come to him with problems. Some of them embarrassing and personal in nature. He prescribes the long and painful cure for having fun in dubious places.

He goes to the dock and through his charm gets the phone numbers of the pilot and tour guide to begin his investigation.

Vincent Bowen is still the hero of the hour which he doesn’t understand. People want to take is picture and pose with him. Since he isn’t left alone to work, he is given a brush to sweep up, which causes people to complain at this terrible treatment of a hero. At the end of the day he is taken into the managers office and offered courses in seamanship, which he accepts. He asks about the upcoming elections. The details are still being worked out. Their will be a transitional committee, that will work below the elder council that will be phased out. Then a meet is arranged with the people who offered him work.

Dallas meets with Willy in Port Charlotte at an Indian restaurant. He is very nervous, saying this is the last job he will do before having to move on. He looks at the note, knows where the consignment has hidden been hidden by the hermit. She asks for a pilot, he will do it, but needs to not be followed, they arrange to meet later. He leaves to go to see a movie just as the waiter comes to take the order.

William meets up with John at the local bar. Notices that both undercover cops and mafia spies have followed him in an spread out in the bar. Their is also an English guy watching them. They have a long chat of small talk, then say they need to find where the items are hidden, without his friends nearby.

Vincent meets with the smugglers who want to get the items out as well. They don’t trust the people in the previous chain to follow through. So they need to get in their that night. They will have to use some scare tactics which he has to be ok with. They suspect a spy is in the operation, the mafia know too much, to quickly.

Back in the Uni dorm room Sheriff Jacobs takes him aside, reveals their are problems with the story of the shoot-out. The times mentioned don’t add up. He knows he doesn’t know anything, but if he happened to hear anything that would be great. He dangles the carrot of getting citizenship and at the end threatens deportation

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The intrigue collides

Dallasmeets up with Willy Marshall to go to the location. They make the best time, willy sees the note, so he knows exactly where the goods are hidden.
William Powers meets with John Cobbin Port Charlotte. They go out on a yacht, then leave by boat to old hermits house. John gets lost.
Vincent Bowen meets with M+S outside of town, then fly’s the jump craft to the hermits house.
George Algernon Percy is told to infiltrate the smugglers and find the drugs. Can create a cover story that he escaped from them. He chooses a different way. Hires a taxi to drop him nearby. Also should find there missing member Marcus. He needs to be ‘cross-examined’.

William goes to meet Marcus, who is ensconced in a room with his playbox 200, playing MW 300, the cats of Spartan pass, surrounded by wrappers. Tells him the Mafia are looking around for new smuggling routes. Their are different captains, whoever finds the best one wins. William interested in the info.

Dallas and Willy arrive first and start digging near the Hermits house.
George arrives next and scouts out the place.
Vincent arrives, four arc lights shine down on the hermits house, a shack built into a large sprawling tree. The beam lights up George. The hermit shoots at the jumpcraft. They try to question George who says he was out walking and got lost. The statement, you can’t walk here, is answered by OK.
William arrive and he try’s to swim to the shack unnoticed.
Dallas and Willy keep digging and get to the package. They get noticed by M+S, who fly over to have a look, just as William is swimming. ‘Oh, for fuck sake’, is heard through the loudspeaker.

They get them and the package onboard. They are pursued by the Mafia. M+W tell them they have a spy and with a scanner find a bug on Willy. Its put into a lead box and the tail looses them. Say they need to buy the groups loyalty by having one of them shoot him. William argues, they did this to be paid, which buys their loyalty as well. Back and forth. William gets a message from Marcus, he thinks he has been found. William tells M+W Marcus has valuable intel.

They drop down nearby.

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A common interest

The half abandoned road of town houses is quiet. Some light spills out of the houses. The group are given bullet proof jackets and armed with three ranch carbines, with are taken by Vincent Bowen, William Powers and Dallas McFarland. Vincent takes watch at the corner of a house. Observes three people hiding outside the house. Dallas , William and George Algernon Percy sneak around the back. They make noise, but the hoods aren’t alerted. The last house before a road has a higher wall. They debate what to do next.

As the next events are taking place George stays in the garden and makes a slow retreat away from the gunfire.

Vincent puts forward a plan to shoot and draw them forward. They procrastinate. Marcus sends a message there is movement in the house. The hoods in sight haven’t moved. Vincent shoots at a drainpipe to get their attention. They hunker down. William boasts Dallas onto the wall. She sees a guy at the backdoor and shoots him.

Vincent keeps up the distraction. William tells George he had better stay behind him or he will shoot him, then goes to the front of the house. As he is at the corner of the a resident comes out with a shotgun. William puts up his hands and tries to be friendly, gets a shot over his head for his trouble.

Dallas shoots at the figure pulling in the wounded comrade. Misses.

Meanwhile the hoods have gone between the houses for cover. The one across the road shoots a blind burst with is pistol. The resident retreats, his wife ushering him back inside. William has moved to the otherside of the road and shoots back, hitting every time with a three round burst.

Dallas jumps down to the road towards William. William moves towards the front of the house.

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Are we a team?

Dallas McFarland and George Algernon Percy are at a gas station cafeteria waiting for the bus to bring them to Port Charlotte. After awhile a continental car arrives, with a different group of Mafia types. They are discussing what has fallen the other two groups. Having gotten bogged down over a small matter. They are looking at other places to transport goods. Dallas and George listen in covertly. The boss gets a phone call, talks about having a meeting. George has been getting messages to work. He has said he is stuck in an isolated place. The boss comes over to tell them to take a romantic walk. Just before this she was in contact with Ralph who said he is sending someone to collect her. She should have called him for help.

Vincent Bowen, William Powers and Marcus are at the strip club. William tells about the offer to go to Poseidon in a private VIP room. Vincent is interested, will still be working for M+S as well. Marcus is asked some more questions, its clear he doesn’t know that much. The group want to send an advance team with their new Biomods. There are rival group competing for the job. Need to put forward a team for the interview. After a few hours they get a hotel room.

Dallas and George leave. As another car arrives, George is caught in the headlamps. The car breaks, the doors fling open. George runs, then Dallas does as well. A voice calls out ‘Doctor’. He stops then calls his contact. The person chasing him answers. The two are bundled into the car. They are searched. Dallas is presumed to be a prostitute. She bites her lip. At the new operation room, Dallas is given uppers to stay awake and she acts as a nurse.

In the morning Marcus calls his ‘Uncle’. They have an appointment at 6pm that day. Marcus is questioned again about the job. He talks generally about needing a manager, security, scientist, admin, business 101 stuff. He says its very important for the group to go, to apply for the position. They rent a hopper for the day. William calls Dallas.

Dallas is cleaning up after helping with four operations and just an hours sleep. She tells him she has been kidnapped and doesn’t know if she will make it out alive. Sends a message to Ralph she is ok. He had called during an operation because she wasn’t there at the rendezvous. George is given another $10k. He is questioned about the group. He gives all the information he has. They are dropped off in Port Charlotte. They go home to get cleaned up.

They all get messages asking why they are not at the FMC. Except for Vincent who gets a call from his boss, it is from the Admin office. The hopper lands in Port Charlotte, they have around six hours to make the meeting. BTW says Marcus, they will all need suits.

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The mission

Dallas McFarland, George Algernon Percy, Vincent Bowen and William Powers arrive in New York two hours before the interview. They go to an upmarket place on 5th avenue. Dallas does up their CV’s and builds a cover story over their real lives to make them into a team and hide what they have really been up to. After coming back together shortly before they go over the main points and head up.

Dallas has nominated herself as the engineer, William as security, Marcus as PR, George as the team leader and Vincent as his assistant. At the building on the edge of the financial district they are virtually ignored by security and waved through when they say where they are going.

Vincent pushes Marcus out as the PR guy, he has a look around finding the only used section on the floor. He strides forward and determination, when his mother calls out, Marcus what are you doing, he stops deflates. They go through a smoky glass door into an open plan office. On the left are offices, at the back an open door reveals lab techs and equipment.

John Watts a small, nebbish man ushers them forward and into a small conference room. He keeps the door open, but doesn’t shake their hands. Two people are still in there. Henry Piereson and Anan Tinashe sit on either side of the spare chair for their boss. The players sit in the seats across from them. The introductions are made.

John explains about the biomod. He is the owner manager, passionate about the project. He extols the value of being a small agile company doing research. They make some small talk, John mentions the two shoots outs and the Mafia having a holiday. They say you can’t believe the reports, citing the political struggle happening there as well.

Dallas tells her so she is asked about engineering stuff, degrees, calculus etc, which she is able to do. John guesses William is security. Dallas says Marcus is PR, George is the manager, he shows his medical knowledge by asking which model its based on, Anasi or Biogene. John looks a bit confused then tells them it has something from those an a lesser known Lavender model, with some of his own work. Which leaves Vincent as the assistant, John fails to ask proper questions about filing, all seems well. But he passes the question to Anan, who asks questions he can’t answer.

John stops this and says its good enough. He explains the job is to bring them onto Poseidon pretend to setup a company. While they will negotiate a deal with an incorp and sell the models on. They may need to do a handover, but that’s all.Since this is a sensitive mission they will need to hand over something valuable to them as collateral. He is taking a big risk and he wants to reduce the risk of being double crossed.

When he says this its clear he hasn’t run it past his two employee’s. He waves his hands in general manner, obviously having not fully thought this through. The players are stumped. They will have a few days to think about it.

They go to a café to talk about what they will give. Vincent thinks about offering his legs. They throw around all kinds of ideas, mainly to find a way to give something which they can pass of as valuable. Dallas tells Marcus to find out about the other applicants. He says he missed a few birthdays, Christmases and Mothersdays. So he going shopping online to make up for it. He will stay in New York.

Dallas does a search for the names of the three they met. John Watts graduated from MIT, worked for american companies. Forum posts describe him as talented, but eccentric. He disappeared after working in a string of jobs, then going off the radar before BHouse industries. Henry Pierceson has the best online footprint as an engineer. Anan Tinashe studied engineering at online in her native Africa before coming to the U.S.

Bhouse is ten years old, John Watts took over in five years ago. The previous CEO is a prolific member of company boards and executive positions. The books are closed as a Limited company. Since the incorps run 90% of the worlds business the caution and low key nature is not surprising. Other businesses do manage to be more open.

They go back to Port Charlotte before the day lease runs out.

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