The heroes travel to Little Tokyo to the Hamadaya Restaurant (named after the much more expensive and fancier one in Tokyo) to find Wani. They arrive at the same time as who had gotten a text-to-voicemail message from Midori, one of her good friends in the J-Pop world. After a brief discussion and introductions (Conor introducing Erica to the group) they all (nervously) go inside.
The heroes find Wani enjoying his favorite meal, sashimi and sushi. Quickly Erica’s excellent and discerning nose detects a wrongness to the smell and she arrives at the same conclusion the rest of the heroes had when they saw that everything on the table was red meat… that Wani isn’t eating fish ( 人刺し ).
They discover that Wani is well aware that Midori was attempting to flee and weasel out of her contract with the Yakuza for her mizuage ( 水揚げ ), which was somewhere around half-a-million US dollars (of which the Yakuza’s cut was half). For some strange reason, the Yakuza was unhappy with the idea of being stiffed for a quarter of a million dollars by some snot-nosed high-school age girl.
Things were getting tense when Ren and Wani struck up an arrangement… after all, what Midori chose to do with herself was of no concern to the Yakuza (other than the potential loss of revenue). Unfortunately for Wani and the Mizu-Gumi clan in Dallas… they had recently been robbed by the KBZ. Apparently the running gun battle at Love Field’s DART station from the night before was about the theft of an illegal arms shipment. Wani had no desire to report to his boss in Tokyo the loss of the arms shipment… so he was willing to negotiate.
The heroes set out to recover the Yakuza’s stolen arms from a KBZ stronghold in Korean Town (Northwest Dallas). Between a combination of tactical know-how from Elena’s days in the DEA, Ren and Erica’s combined magical powers (all facilitated by Matthew helping to unify the group’s spiritual attunement to each other), and Conor providing a little bit of Glamour… the team was more than able to go in, create sufficient illusions, visual and auditory blocks, and whatnot to sneak past the guards and steal the entire pallet of arms and get away clean.
After the arms shipment was returned to the Yakuza; Midori and her parents were released… now the heroes are left to deal with the fallout of the events of the past two days.
Game date: 3/22/2012 GM Wolfhound
- Significant Milestone
- Matthew, Conor and Elena’s 3rd (upgraded to Major) (actually Elena’s 4th but I’m sure she’ll combine them shortly)
- Erica and Ren’s first (last Significant for Ren was upgraded)
- Leftover Bennies
- Matthew & Elena 2
- Ren & Jaime 1
- Conor & Erica 0