My gaming group has started a Dresden File RPG campaign, and I hope to add senario recaps as I go and perhaps NPCs, monsters and Locations as they come up in game play. Please enjoy THE WENDIGO OF SUMMIT AVENUE
Our cast of characters:
Dylan Eldridge – Teenage Wiz kid
Professor Ray King – Soldier of God
Sean Hastings – Half breed warden
Tyrone Mayfield – Werewolf on the Rise
The year is 2003 and it is a warm spring day. A history class taught by adjunct professor and Knight of the Cross Ray King at the University of St Thomas more a less as expected when the clatter of a student falling from his desk in a full Grand Mal seizure disrupts the class.
The student is Dylan Eldridge, a and it is no ordinary seizure. Dylan although he does not see it as such is receiving a vision of the future. He sees a weeping woman handing out a missing person flier, a human heart on a fine dinner plate and a creepy old mansion.
As Dylan is helped to student health the woman from the vision arrives on the scene, with Monsignor O’Malley. The woman Lourdes Guzman is passing out fliers of he missing husband Miguel. Miguel had been working as a day laborer from time to time at UST.
Once recovered Ray teaches his next class and Dylan goes about creating a mock up of the house in the vision using Photoshop. From there he decides a chat with Ray and the Monsignor is in order.
Meanwhile, across the river in Minneapolis, Tyrone Mayfield try to work on the books at First Avenue while a crew from Gunderson Construction dismantles the decommissioned coffee bar, when Big Wally Gunderson enters the club with a casserole in one arm and some fliers in the other.
As it happens Gunderson, like Tyrone, is also a werewolf and the leader of a well established pack from north of Minneapolis and St Paul. Wally has a couple of reasons for his visit first to pass out the fliers about the missing Manuel Guzman, and second to greet the new pack leader with a tater-tot hotdish and an offer for a pack merger. Tyrone says he will consider the offer.
Back at UST Dylan, Ray, and the Monsignor have a chat about Dylan’s flash of insight, and Ray offering to assist after Dylan shared his vision. The Monsignor has heard rumors that Ray has a position within the church. The Monsignor hints around asking if Ray will look into this in an official capacity and keep young Dylan out of trouble.
After grabbing a pistol, and Sean Hastings, the three go to the fenced off construction site that was the last place Mr. Guzman had been seen.
The only thing that the investigation reveals is some very large dog prints that stop at a set of bare footed human prints at the office trailer, and Big Wally brandishing a shovel to deal with who ever broke into his construction site. After a bit of deescalation Gunderson shares that a Summit avenue socialite, One Martha Griggs had been asking around for a carpenter to do some work on a friend’s house on Summit.
As it happens Dylan knows Ms. Griggs having daughter out her approval for a business venture in St Paul being a mover and a shaker in St Paul, with a well established family name that graces streets, and buildings.
The next move was to talk to Martha Griggs and try to find the house from Dylan’s vision, to that end Dylan calls up Tyrone Mayfield to meet the trio of investigators at A Fine Grind, a coffee shop near UST. Dylan knows Tyrone via the club scene and his wishing to explore recreational pharmaceuticals. Due to some unfortunate assumptions Dylan thought Tyrone would be the man to do some B and E. Fortunately, Tyrone and Ray know each other, and Tyrone owes Ray and agrees to do what he can.
Ray, Sean, and Dylan go to visit Ms Griggs, while Tyrone goes house hunting on Summit. The Griggs meeting featured lost of posturing and some thinly veiled threats and questions about Ms Griggs well stocked paranormal library. In the end the find out that Griggs had helped secure Mr. Guzman’s services as a carpenter for Paul Carlson another Summit Avenue resident with a respected family name.
Meanwhile Tyrone finds the house and goes in for a little recon. He not so quietly lets himself in through a window. A voice beacons Tyrone to the dining room, where an exceptionally gaunt man is sitting at the head of the table about to dig into a human heart.
The thing beacons him to sit and eat with him, revealing a truly horrific visage, bloody face, razor like teeth and claws. It attempts to command Tyrone to sit but to know avail Tyrone turns tail and runs with the thing howling and running after him swiping claws leave him chilled to the bone as he makes a hasty escape back to A Fine Grind to meet up with the others.
Tyrone still shaken waits for the rest of the crew as far away from the street as possible. Comparing notes Sean suggests that they are dealing with a wendigo and it is time to deal with it.
They go to the basilica to gear up, watching Ray put on riot gear a shotgun and a sword, and Sean in his heavy grey cloak and brandishing his warden’s weapon, a heavy tomahawk like some deranged LARPer or SCA member. Dylan goes home to do some online research in hopes of not being implicated in something, bad, really bad.
The three go back to the Carlson mansion and let them selves in the front and the back the find Mr Carlson clinging to the high ceiling of the living room saliva dripping from his gaping maw.
A melee ensues with blows exchanged. Some magics are tossed around resulting in all the windows in the house exploding, the wendigo getting tossed around and meeting his final end after a few shotgun blasts. Some quick sword and axe work is followed by an escape just before St Paul Police respond to a call of shots fired.