Laundry Files: Spiral Gambit

Session 10
Power Play

The team call the an ambulance for the tied up girl in Kevin's closet. The team capture Kevin after fighting a very large level 3 Horror from Beyond.

They bring him to Mary's and get little out of Kevin but discern the location of Angleton.

With Angleton, the play is to give the fetish over to Blue Hades in exchange for the Horse and technical support to help build a mock fetish. Mary will give this mock fetish to Mr. Black but not before Angleton wraps up the situation with the Auditors. The plan is for Mr. Black to look like a fool in front of the Auditors. 

Angleton sends the team to the construction site of the New Annex where Mr. Black has been hiding a level 4 portal that is sending the names of the team through it. The team, along with members of the SAS relieve the plumbers there and secure the site. The team along with 8 SAS members enter the portal.

The team find the reported barren desert aside from the one "city" in the distance. They make their way their, avoiding weird tunnels that line the outskirts of the city. Weird obelisks and dome have no entry as they enter the city but they eventually find a few prefab building which look to have a very human and very modern feel to them.

Evidence of Laundry presence are found in the prefabs when an unknown shooter on a dome nearly kills Arthur. They take him down as the sun sets and the survivors of this city start to appear en masse. 

The swarm the killed sniper as Henry and Liam find safety in a HOG. Arthur is pushed out in the swarming crowd and is chased into a large APC. The APC unloads military figures and tranqs Arthur and many other survivors as they are packed into the back of the APC.

Liam and Henry are then greeted by a very old friend, in many interpretations of the word.

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Session 9
Pandora

Mer-person takes over the security console, showing all rooms which are being powered down and monsters disappearing. doors become normal and plumbers clear the area.

A table is summoned from the floor and the main mer-person hovers to the table, The Horse disarms, motioning for the party to do the same, and sits.

Angleton and Mary show up and take seats. The leader, Serena of North Sea, explains the house was a last resort. Lilly of London's task was to observe and judge whether a receiver of the fetishes' power could be trusted along with all those involved in the fetish's disappearance. Show the feed as Henry is geas and combusts and Lilly comes to his rescue. It seems she has grown too close to the targets and have failed her mission.

The fetish is old Blue Hades technology. It has near limitless power storage capabilities beyond Humans most magically prepared capacitor. the bits of texts that still survive show a potential to power any ritual anyone could desire. details are sparse since there is a ritual needed to bind a person to the fetish, allowing them to read the text of performing the rituals with the fetish, without going blind.

They say they require the fetish in their hands or they will have to update the treaty between them and humans. they take the Horse and leave.

Mary gives Angleton shit after Blue Hades leaves. She says this smoke and mirrors has gone too far. Angleton lays out everything. offers access to the King mansion. Mary tells of the fix they have for Arthur and Norma.

Angleton gives access to the King Mansion, which will be fully exorcized in a week. Mary sends the team to the hospital.

Mary explains that they need the xrays to develop a device to allow Arthur, Norma, and anyone else developing natural powers. This device will make sure the person does not contract Kransburg syndrome.

While at the hospital Arthur deals with Ms. Jackson while the rest of the team figure out that the glowing green skull of Liam's A.I. is the same as Dennis'.

At the King Mansion, Henry remembers everything, the incident, his daughter's sacrifice, Dennis soul merging with the text document of the fetish.

Back at the Laundry, Mr. Black has displaced Angleton from head of the Counter-Possession Unit. Mary tells the team this is a power play and Mr. Black should not be trusted. Boris sends the team to find the whereabouts of Wentworth. But before they set out, the team come up with a plan to appease Blue Hades, get the Horse back, and screwing over Mr. Black, all under his nose.

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Session 8
Home, Sweet Home

House of horrors, doors that make no sense, cultists in and around the grounds.

Liam and Norma make their way in with the help of The Horse.

Henry shoots Dr. Hurt in the Head but Blue Hades has shown up to to deal with the aftermath.

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Session 7
Former Lives

All members give in their reports. New manager, more department members of super sort.

Arthur goes to the cave. Meets Wentworth. Wentworth apologizes. Tells him of what happened. Offers to put back Dennis' consciousness if he can get the fetish. the fetish is a relic of great power. It looks like the picture Wentworth produces, a spiral seashell that has runes on it. All he can say is that it will save the world. The Laundry will most likely want to keep it for themselves but Wentworth challenges their motives when it comes to Case Nightmare Green.

Lilly goes for a walk, Henry finds something missing in his book case. The psychologist, Dr. Hurt, asks how Henry's doing and such, then tell's him that there is no record of him at all. And, in fact, King's records show adoption papers from the 1970's. That she is the grandchild of Carahan, which Henry remembers as his wife. From a psychologist perspective, King adopted Henry, kept him isolated in her basement as some weird childhood rearing experiment. Or he possibly had some xenophobia. Regardless, the incident which caused Ms. King to go MIA caused some psychosis, whether from the xenophobia or the child rearing, it's unsure.

So, to compensate, his mind created this fantasy, where he lived a fantastical life as an adventurer to cope, and this persona is the defense mechanism that's holding Henry together. If that's the case, we have to identify this as fact by recovering Henry's real memories and slowly removing the adventurer persona.

He states an alternative. Henry is stating the truth. That these adoption papers were somehow forged for whatever purpose and he really is over 100 years old. In this case, they need to recover his memories to piece together why the cover up and how he has lived so long.

Dr. Hurt offers hypnosis and walk through of king mansion. During hypnosis, Henry remembers everything up to the day of the incident and the incident itself. As the session goes on, Henry barely senses the hypnosis is straying from its usual process. That's when he notices he is on fire, Dr. Hurt escapes and Lilly puts Henry out. Arthur sees both Dr. Hurt and an unexpected door to the house but is soon distracted by saving the now dehydrated Lilly by putting her in a bath. 

Henry recovers as most of the lights go out. Dr. Hurt's voice reverberates throughout the house stating that he WILL get what he wants from Henry.

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Session 6
The Mercenary, the Doctor and the Alter Ego

Liam and Henry fight security guards as Banks calls for the (not)nurses. Arthur and Norma subdue a nurse with Dr. Lewis' help. Dr Lewis activates the sleeper entity within Dr Stuart and asks her to helps Arthur's friends. It, instead, escapes up the elevator with the other possessed patients and re-releases the nurse back on Dr. Lewis.

Banks gathers what intel he can and drops a grenade to destroy the rest just before escaping. Liam throws the grenade wide as Henry picks it up and runs at both appearing nurses, succeeding at a most glorious jihad against them. Henry reforms in front of Liam, much to Liam's dismay. The sprinklers turn on, but turn off unexpectedly. 

The possessed patients get passed Liam and Henry but Dr. (not)Stuart is apprehended when a warning comes from Arthur over the radio as Norma subdues the nurse with one of Lewis' control tokens. They team exits as the Institute is really on fire.

The plummers arrive with Ms. Murphy. Norma halts the possessed patients attacking the escaping normal patients. Everyone is exorcized. Dr. Lewis is then killed with a sniper shot. Arthur insights the shooter, Banks, and Henry hits one hell of a headshot.

Getting back to London, the team is debriefed and told of Karen's exoneration and that they can get a late start the next day. Angleton reminds them of the individual assignments they all have due in 2 days.

The next morning, the team have a meeting after breakfast including a very ungrateful Liam who should really put a sock on his doorknob if he doesn't want to be disturbed. They all reveal they are investigating each other and what they know of their powers.

Liam shows everyone his A.I. Arthur gets word of the excavation of the cave he and Dennis were attacked in. Henry is informed of a therapist house call for later this evening.

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Session 5
Into the Asylum

plan of action decided.

Got onto grounds. Fought possessed patients and a monstrous nurse. 

Found Dr. Lewis' plans of possessing patients with entities which are under a geas to act like the patient. Arthur, Norma, and Clara confront Dr. Lewis and Dr. Stuart as the prepare to possess Edith. Liam and Henry confront Director Banks. Then hell breaks loose, from a closet.

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Session 4
The Institute

Spoke to Karen.

Met Clara, who explains her plans on investigating Institute with her great aunt Edith. Edith is found out to be blacklisted by Laundry( a no-recruit list)

Meet Edith in the morning, discover a much larger facility than what was let on. Meet Dr Lewis and Dr Stuart. Run into Banks, whom Remy discovers is suspicious of the group.

Group reconvenes and track book given to Edith as it is led into the secure ward of the Institute.

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Session 3
Little Grey Men

new house.

Line manager Mary Murphy. Project Aurora. Peter-Fred. Assignment from Angleton to investigate person picking up fake occult book.

Arrive in Croydon. Book not picked up. Meet LPC. Find fingerprint. Meet liaison to Laundry. Investigate body.

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Session 2
Going down to Dunwich part 2

Goodbye Suresh. New Spiral assignments. New house.

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Session 1
Going Down to Dunwich

Ends with a body.

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