Campaign Date: 8-20-2016 – 8-21-2016
Actual Dates: 8/31/16, 9/7/16
Street Angel gets word that there is a new drug on the street. It is called Black Velvet and seems to grant the user strange powers in addition to causing them to become overly aggressive and agitated. He calls around to see if others have heard of anything about it and reaches out to Hardcore somewhat reluctantly. The two seem to be having some personality issues due to their opposite views. Street Angel begins to investigate and it leads him to suspect a scion of the very wealthy Somethingorother family, Shyla, a notorious party girl. He is able to track her movements through her Twitter feed to a nightclub called XOXOX. There he runs into a mysterious stranger who seems to know a great deal about him including his Secret ID. This deters Street Angel for the moment.
Meanwhile, Hardcore receives a call from his sister and he and Midnight quickly make their way to his apartment. Sarah tells Tommy that Caprise, or Honey Badger as she is known to the Mutant Underground came to the apartment seeming more disturbed than usual. Sarah is worried that she may have been under the influence of Black Velvet but is perplexed at how the drug could have effected Caprise given her general immunity to toxins and poisons. Hardcore and Midnight have little problem tracking Honey Badger as she is only a block away. They rush over and Hardcore tries to reason with Caprise. As she becomes more and more agitated Hardcore finally resorts to trying to restrain her. This escalates into a battle where Honey Badger seems to be gaining the upper hand. Hardcore calls Psi-Kick for backup and she in turn calls Street Angel. With the added firepower they are able to finally subdue Honey Badger thanks to Psi-Kick’s mental powers. They turn her over to PRIMUS for safe keeping.
Hardcore decides to try his luck getting into XOXOX with Quindy by his side. Ultimately he is also unsuccessful even after resorting to pushing his way past the bouncers. Once in the doors he and Quindy come face to face with the mysterious stranger that Street Angel had run across earlier. They finally leave when Street Angel alerts them to a bank robbery taking place down the street. Psi-Kick and Street Angel also respond and the group comes face to face with a group of PRIMUS agents who seem to be under the effects of Black Velvet and the would be robbers. The team is making quick work of the robbers when the PRIMUS agents attack them. While they are very resistant to both physical attacks and Street Angel’s light based energy they can be restrained and are effected by Midnight’s blasts. The group manages to subdue them and calls PRIMUS to take them into custody.
The group returns to the nightclub and finds it empty. They finally resort to staking out the home of Shyla Somethingorother and Street Angel heads home to get some rest. After quite some time they see the young debutante leave in her car. Quindy flies them high overhead to keep from being noticed and they follow her to the waterfront. She gets into a yacht and heads out to sea. They track her to a very large floating building and head inside. As they move through the submerged corridors they see an imprisoned Giant Squid whose ink seems to be being harvested for the creation of Black Velvet. Shyla confronts them and changes into an aquatic form and surrounds herself with shades under the influence of Black Velvet. A battle ensues and the Shades run interference for Nocticia. Hardcore finally smashes the wall to the Squid’s aquarium which begins to flood the structure. Nocticia shatters the wall to the corridor which floods the area entirely and makes her escape. Hardcore releases the Squid and Quindy rescues Tommy and Nicole. Tommy managed to collect a pure sample of the Squid ink and they return it to PRIMUS. PRIMUS technicians are able to fashion an antidote for Black Velvet from the sample.
XP and Rewards
Hardcore receives 4 XP plus 1 for MVP for a total of 5
Psi-Kick, Midnight and Street Angel receive 2 XP
Hardcore received the MVP for this scenario