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Casefile 0002: The Mole People, cont'd -- part 3
The leader of, at least the Mole People's outlying force, was less than enthusiastic at the idea of a truce and treaty solution. I think that the US government will have the same opinion.

I don't entirely disagree. I think a little pre-emptive smiting might keep them back from the surface.

Still, the Strangers wanted to pursue a more peaceful solution, so I did the research with them to find the right connections to push forward their agenda.
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Casefile 002: The Mole People -- cont'd
Detective Bishop and his new task force were waiting for us at the top of the tunnel. The confrontation was non-violent, but we were given warning that our "interference" was not going to be tolerated.

Not unexpected.

From there, I (along with Man-O-War) were invited to join them at the Stranger's secret lair. Another member of the team was introduced: Mimyr (see File).

Looking for motives, it was decided to investigate the two major oil rigs off the LA Coast. Achilles and Man-O-War went to look over the rigs physically (both can operate underwater) while Zap and I went ot the offices of first Belmont and then Union Oil.

Belmont Oil's Rig seems to have stumbled on the Mole Peoples own oil reserve and likely damaged equipment. We found a broken peice of one of the mechanisms the mole people used in their advance base.

regrouping, we barely had time to exchange notes when an alert came in that the Belmont Oil Rig was under attack. The team helped where we could but then left the actual rescue to the coast guard and entered the tunnels through the hole made in the oil deposit cave.

The mole men responsible for the destruction of Belmont Rig were caught in their retreat. Man-O-War cobbled together (!!!) a translator using notes he'd put together on a larger machine. Using his device, we found out a second team was preparing to destroy the Union Oil rig.

We dealt with them and their explosives, using some collapse the tunnel behind us and moved on to confront the larger force of Mole Men.
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Casefile 0002: The Mole People
The CBS television channel has been building a new broadcast center in the city over the last few months, but construction has ground to a halt as a night watchman on the site vanished under mysterious circumstances.

Lee Belardino (see file) vanished last night and a large tunnel has opened under the construction.

The police were investigating when the tunnel opened and an officer has gone missing as well.

A new player, (Man-O-War -- see file) did a fine job of keeping the police attention at the scene away from it, but the Team didn't take advantage of the distraction provided to slip past. They instead made their standing with the police even worse when they confronted the officers and then used their government connections (Greyhound -- see file) to strong-arm the police out the way. Detectice Bishop will likely use that against them later.

In any event, all of us wound up on the trail of the missing officer.

-- side note about team dynamics--Jim Lariat (see file) seems to have left the team on their own for the moment. I'd expected that Achilles (see file) might have stepped up and made himself leader, but he seems to have little capacity for running a group of "equals". Next I thought Zap (see file) might, but she is content to let them follow behind her-- as shown by her willingness to move beyond communications range. -- the team needs a strong voice to keep them from turning into cannonballs all pointed similar directions

The tunnel seemed to have been dug, but not machine made. There was enough room for the "vehicle" Man-O-War was piloting in it. I confess I was thinking of gigantic worms or perhaps moles just from examining the tunnel.

I was a little off on scale. They turned out to be humanoid moles, but only slightly larger than human average (7-8 feet tall). Obviously possessed of intelligence to some scale and able to use not only primitive tools but weapons that were more advanced than any seen in military use today. Hand-held magnetic spike guns and devices that emit low yield Ultraviolet light (they seem bothered by the surface light or daylight) "torches". Trmendously strong and armed with claws that seem equally adept at tunneling through stone and flesh.

There seems to be a whole settlement of them down here. We recovered the missing cop, but so far no sign of Belardino. We did find evidence of a plan to saboutage the off-shore oil fields.

Pulled back to re-assess the situation and determine what a proper response ought to be.

Session: A Strange Disappearance - Tuesday, Apr 21 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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