Archive for April, 2015

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

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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 seized another student  and a Warden  for the White Council  examines the young man using  The Sight. It reveals mystical energies  swirling  around Dylan and glowing rune.

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.

griggs house

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.

WENDIGO PAUL

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.

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