Ulla Vangelis – Leslie
Reggie Carlisle – John (Beta)
Trae Mowaka- Jesse
Jack Nash – John (Prime)
GM- Tod Foley
When the drones arrive, Trae makes quick use of their wifi network and hacks one of them into playful submission. When Trae glances at the drone’s front, he sees a little 8-bit graphic that looks like Reggie, piloting the hovering death-device. The other two drones are quickly dispatched. Nash and Ulla are both hit, but their wounds are not debilitating.
Investigating the wreckage of the last drone, Ulla notices that it’s repeating a message: apparently the entire area has been declared an “Active Salvage Zone,” and they have one hour to leave. Without even pausing to catch breath, she turns and begins running back to warn the clan. Nash and Trae follow, with Trae’s new drone bobbing along behind them.
By the time they reach the camp, however, the situation has changed. Inside Kek’s hut they find a bounty hunter named Terren Baxter, who was captured and restrained by Dril and Montago. Baxter is looking for Ulla, and lets her know there’s a 1 million dollar price on her head. Kek doesn’t want to kill him, but she doesn’t want to let him go either. “This is your problem,” she tells Ulla. When Baxter tries to convince her to let him go if he tells her “their plan,” Nash quickly realizes the guy is full of shit. This piece of data is all Trae needs to cut the Gordian Knot – he shoots Baxter in the head, killing him instantly. The kids find this hysterical.
It’s about that time when everyone starts to get a queasy feeling – that old nauseous sensation that happens just before a Reality Fracture – and a glowing vortex appears, looking something like a birth canal in time and space. Out of that birth canal pops a glass jar with an ornate brass frame – looking something out of a steampunk world – and inside that jar is a sleeping infant floating in amniotic fluid. The infant is connected to the jar by a variety of wires and tubes. In the base of the jar, a complicated set of electronic devices maintains the infant’s environment almost magically, and a transceiving device allows it to hear and speak.
It’s Reggie. He just wanted to be with his friends.
Nash cradles the jar in his arms as Trae and Ulla move closer to have a look. Nash is speaking to the baby, and the baby is speaking back. Everyone else in the hut is staring at the four of them, complete aghast at what they’re seeing.
“I don’t know what all this is,” says Kek – pointing at Baby Reggie and then looking back at Ulla – “But you all have got to GO.”
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