Sunday, September 20, 2015

Swimming pools, Movie stars, Terrorist training camps. Night's Black Agents: Night Wings Session 2

After the excitement at the end of last session, the characters decide to call a new agent to join their team. Darby O'Gill, an ex-IRA bombmaker, agreed to drive to Paris from Ireland overnight to get there and help our team.
In the meantime, the team dumped Abe on a corner in Paris, and called emergency services to report a man who had been shot. Miles used an old fake cover of his as the name of the person making the call in order to avoid the heat coming down on them.
Luckily, during the excitement the night before, Miles had had the foresight to pickpocket one of the thugs cell phones. From the text messages on the phone they were able to get the address of Lena Maloof, who seemed to be their boss.
They decided to shut down the power on Lena's city block and masquerade as maintenance workers from the electrical company to gain entrance to the building. While they were arranging this deception, they noticed that a number of refugees who were wandering the streets of Paris seem to be watching their every move. These slack-jawed refugees seem to move in a strange flock like manner, and Darby was reminded of the Roman legend of the Strix, the night witches who would spy on their enemies in the form of a bird.
The team managed to get into Lena's apartment and plant bugs. They also notice that Lena seems to have a heroin addiction. They also noticed that a severe, and very religious-acting (angrily reading the Koran) Muslim man, seemed to be living in Lena's apartment, and the man didn't seem to appreciate Lena's Western ways and lack of a hair covering. However, he also didn't seem to be doing anything about it.
Ever the opportunist, Miles managed to filch Lena's cell phone, and then they cloned it so they could intercept all of her phone calls and texts.
The team looked through Lena's emails and texts and found that there was something happening at a local mosque in Paris that Friday night, so Miles went to the mosque under false pretenses but was noticed planting a bug in the mosque by the Imam, and some men chased him away. They listened in to the sermon, and found that Abu Hassan, Lena's guest, was recruiting for ISIS, but was also suggesting that a woman was in charge. This seemed unusual for ISIS's brand of fanaticism.
Looking through Lena's emails and texts they found out that there was a woman named Asenaini (Arabic for teeth), had a country estate with a large area of forest.
Some drone surveillance showed that a section of the forest had been cleared out and covered with camouflage netting. The team decided to sneak in and see if Jamal, the person they've been hired to find, was actually there.
In preparation, Darby created a remote controlled car bomb with Henry's help. Miles waited outside the estate to remote control the car while Darby and Henry snuck onto the estate over the back hedge. They managed to avoid the guard dogs and found that the camouflage netting concealed a fully-fledged terrorist training camp. They snuck past the training camp and to the manor house.
When they got to the manor house they saw Lena and Asenaini telling their thugs to go downstairs and clean up Jamal so that he can be useful one more time.
Darby and Henry snuck down into the basement through the outside entrance and shot the two thugs and cut Jamal free just in time for the unholy horrors that are Lina and Asenaini to come rushing down to investigate the commotion.
Henry set off a smoke grenade to cover their escape but Asenaini he was able to see through the smoke and moved with unnatural speed to assault Darby and Henry with her fists. The unnatural speed and severe violence of the assault from Lina and Asenaini caused a great deal of psychological trauma to our heroes especially when Asenaini casually ripped the cellar door of the wall to pursue them. Miles, realizing the danger, drove the car bomb into the front gate of the estate to create a distraction and Asenaini left to investigate. Darby and Henry were able to get away by using one more smoke bomb. They took Jamal to a hospital and called their employer who told them that they would be paid even more if they could find the thumb drive with the ISIS data on it that Jamal had lost to his torturers.
The operation is over, but the new operation soon begins, and with all the gunfire and the explosions, the heat is now 7.