I have been forced to execute someone. She was the servant of an ally but she is clearly mad now. Guised as the Santa Muerte, she claimed to be a god and believed herself a mummy.
For months, it seems, she has raised gangs to attack those who held Vestiges. She cannot have understood the sacrilege she has committed. But, to have taken these relics to extend her life…for so many years…centuries, I think…I feel a grief that is difficult to master. I could not allow her to do this again.
I am not certain she called the chimera. Perhaps I will find information about her at her place of business.
The others are giving me odd looks. I believe it is time to explain myself. Certainly, I am hurt executing the servant of a former ally. But, these people cannot know this.
Citlali talks smack to Cthulhu-Juan, does a horizontal torso and vertical shoulder strike. Goo, goo everywhere.
Kazemde tries to crush the removed head, it pops like a balloon full of goo.
Cthulhu-Juan uses his neck-tentacle to grapple Kazemde, lifts him in to the air, uses a second tentacle to connect to a powerline to supercharge his electric attacks.
I go back to the car to get an assault rifle and a shotgun. When in doubt, moar dakka.
Anum levels his shotgun at statue lady and shoots her in the throat, he gets a memory of the statue lady as a Sadikh (chosen of a mummy), apparently she was an ally. Ihrah is the name of the Mummy she was chosen off.
Anum pins her to the ground and puts the shotgun to the bottom of her jaw, tells her to stop the fight.
Bahiti passes the guns to me as I arrive, speeding the process.
Statue lady says she only gives the power, but not control it.
Kazemde remembers getting off on this beach as a pirate, having gotten beat up. Anum also looked like crap, same with Ihrah.
Citlali double chops the tentacle to try to free Kazemde, succeeds, makes tentacle meats for BBQ later.
Kazemde lands gracefully, does a roundhouse kick on Cthulhu-Juan, takes a chunk out of the body, but gets his foot stuck. From that spot, another tentacle grows and tries to crush him in to the ground. Kazemde uses his mummy healing powers to not die.
I open fire with the shotgun, I blow holes in Cthulhu-Juan, he become swiss cheese.
Anum lifts statue lady by the throat and drags her back over to the fight.
Bahiti remains in cover behind the car.
Citlali goes “Bahsahka” on Cthulhu-Juan, chops him in to salami slices.
Kazemde pulls himself free, Cthulhu-Juan’s body falls apart and oozes in to an abstract shape. Kazemde backs away.
Cthulhu-Juan sends a tentacle towards Citlali and tries to throw her at Anum, it’s a pretty flaccid throw, so she gracefully recovers.
I keep firing with the shotgun, Cthulhu-Juan morphs out of the way.
Anum yells at Cthulhu-Juan “I have your god, end this now!”
Bahiti continues to engage in Cowering Civilian Technique
Citlali moves to put her axe to the statue-lady
Kazemde picks up the table and uses it to cleave Cthulhu-Juan in half, sending one part splattering down the beach.
What’s left of Cthulhu-Juan tries to launch itself at Anum to smother him, Anum uses statue-lady as a shield, goo gets on both of them. Cthulhu-Juan conducts lightning from the powerline on to Anum and statue lady, mortally wounding her and annoying Anum. He ditches statue lady, manages to shed some of the goo.
Super ninja Bahiti continues to hide.
Cthulhu-Juan melts, we win. Citlali assesses the statue lady, put a knife to her throat.
I loot the goo body, find the lost skull of Anumbak. I give skull back to Anum, he puts it in to his pouch.
Citlali asks why her followers attack us, statue lady says she needs relics to not die, says Anum knows how the search of Apotheosis is. Anum remembers that he doesn’t make Sadikhs ‘cause they tend to go a little nuts and start thinking they’re mummies.
Anum asks how she knows about Apotheosis.
Statue lady smiles and says “it’s not what you think it is, you slave to the gods”
Anum: do you have a store of information on Apotheosis.
Statue lady: of course, I know everything about Apotheosis that you’ve gathered throughout the ages.
Statue lady: back at my tomb.
Citlali: Then take us there
Statue lady grabs a knife and tries to slit her throat, Citlali stops her. Anum actually PRAISES her. Ryan is fairly certain that the world is ending now.
We tie her up. Citlali loots the knife, which is pretty cool.
Bahiti gets a memory of statue lady in a barmaids outfit and her in a similar outfit talking, while Anum and an Ihrah are hanging out and talking.
Anum asks me if I can postcog her tomb, I do so and find a vision of a completely empty apartment. Citlali gives me the knife to scry for the Apotheosis knowledge. I get an image of Ihrah in an office with the south padre beach in the background. This is also the direction where Kazemde sensed all the relics earlier.
Anum kills statue lady.
We make our way back across the border. Kazemde goes invisible with all our guns and rides atop the car. Our tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen.
We go through customs, there was some snags, but we got through.
Anum tells the medicine man about the statue lady’s backstory. We also learn that there are some servants that are reborn with the mummy, Citlali and Bahiti are one of them, but Anum has no knowledge of Bahiti.