March of the End Days-Multi-System (MtA, GtS-E, VtR, WtF, CtL)

Stalking Ourselves A Crime?!

Well we find ourselves outside the theater after our awesome van crash, the party then moves into the theater to stop whatever may have happened to us one month ago. As the party enters the theater they open the door and find themselves suddenly standing in a very familiar bar. Confused the party looks around, Ed begins to question if this is an illusion or something similar, and Vivi notices the clock is 5 mins later than when they first entered the bar. The party then decides to see if they look to be themselves still or different so a few members of the group take pictures of themselves with their phones and find that they have all swapped genders! The party then decides to try a different approach if we cant change what happens at the theater maybe we can find new information on Beverly. The party calls a taxi van since the van they stole before is missing and head to Ed’s home. Vivi, Ed, and Dahlia head into Ed’s appartment, while the rest stay outside the apartments having been scammed out of their money and watching the van drive away. Ed opens the door and begins to look around from the hallway noticing nothing out of the ordinary, except for a note on the counter which he assumes was left by Bev. but as he enters the apartment to read it the party is warped back to the bar, Vivi, Ed, Dahlia inside and the others in the parking lot. Ed then confirms his previous assumption that this is not real, Vivi then points out that time is moving forward 5 minutes every time they warp back to the bar, Ed then goes up to the bar tender and beats his face in with his Fubar, until all that remains of the tender is a bloody lump of meat where his face used to be. Then everything resets and the bar tender is back up looking normal and unaware that he had just gotten brutally murdered. Ax decides to buy a drink and approaches the bar as the last customer pays his tab and walks out. Then Trent decide to jump in on the fun and shoot the tender in the face with his shotgun and take the money in the register then it all resets again only Trent lost the money he got and the shell he used. The drink Ax drank seems to leave him as the slight inebriation completely disappears and the clock leaps forward another 5 minutes. Finally realizing that the illusion only lets us observe not change things we walk back to the theater to trail ourselves and see what happens after the play. The play only being 15 or so minutes in the party then decides to wait till it lets out. Ed, Ax, Elizabeth, and Trixi head to a pizza joint to grab a slice, while the rest of the party hangs out in front of the theater, Vivi then goes to scope out the theater and heads down an alley next to it, Kira sees this and follows. Meanwhile Dahlia and Trent are told by the ticket guy that they cant be loitering outside. Trent heads around the theater into the alley and Dahlia decides to hang out with the delicious pizza aromas. Vivi and Kira find an unlocked door into the theater and sneak inside, while Trent keeps watch. The two find themselves back stage, Vivi then messages Ed about it, he then asks her to keep an eye on “ourselves” in the audience. Kira moves closer to the stage while Vivi listens to the managers office only hearing an adding machine. Vivi and Kira watch themselves throughout the play watching as their emotions change with the audience and never being seen or heard hiding in the backdrops and curtains.

Time moves on and the play lets out Ed, Ax, and Trixi arrive outside as it lets out and follow our counterparts, the gender benders then regroup outside and follow. You stalk yourselves through all the familiar shops before heading back to the parking garage. As you see yourselves trying to make amends for knocking down a random homeless man Vivi and Dahlia head off to follow the man as he runs off and around a corner. Not two seconds after he rounds the corner Vivi and Dahlia round the same corner to find a dead end and not a single trace of Chance. Meanwhile the other group witnesses as their counterparts head past the alley and up to the parking garage where they parked. The Dahlia and Vivian have joined back up now and everyone watches as the expressionless faces of their past selves pile into Ax’s van and drive off toward Ed’s apartment. The gender benders hijack a vehicle and follow parking on the curb outside the apartment complex of Ed and Beverly. They watch as their past selves head up to what would have to be Ed’s apartment and wait for some development. An hour passes when Beverly pulls up and goes in to get home. A few minutes later you see the others come out with an unconscious Bev being carried between Ed and Dahlia, they toss her into Ax’s van and drive off. The group tries to follow but the batteries in their vehicle seems to be dead. Frustrated you get the issue resolved but only in time to see Ed come back without Bev and head up to his new bachelor pad. The group then splits up to shadow their respective counterparts.

Vivi:
Vivian observes and follows herself using her investigation skills to keep track of where and whom she interacted with during week 1. Vivian discovered that she had taken a job for the 1st National Bank of NY, to look into one of its employees. She discovered that the employee in question named James Makerson, was actually stealing money from the bank, to pay off a rather large gambling debt to suspect people.

Vivi:
Once that case was finished Vivian saw that she appeared to act normal but only by what she did her personality had defiantly changed, Vivian saw that she went only to places she normally went to except for two locations that she went to twice each both times leaving with something and returning with something else. The first place was a rather odd herbal remedy shop, located in a rather rundown part of town, the second was an odd warehouse located in the back of the harbor. The packages she left with varied in size but where about the same shape, very odd more time will be required.

Kira:
Still having contracts that need to be fulfilled Kira steps up to the plate once again to kill someone for money. No questions were asked this time and Kira was even given a rifle to perform the hit with. as she stalks her target and learns the patterns she sets up on the roof of an apartment complex and waits.Using her high sense of stealth she follows her past self up to the roof and watches in perfect silence. When her past self sees her target she doesn’t hesitate for a second and squeezes off three rounds, two in the chest both through the heart and one right between the eyes. After packing her rifle away she drops it in the designated location and sets off towards Vivian’s to hide out as the client asked.

Kira:
Discovering that her past self is being trailed one day all around the city she meets up with Trent. Her past self successfully throws her tail and Trent and Kira ambush him in an ally and take him to an abandoned building. They begin drilling him wanting to know the usual questions and when all the bloodied tools and methods had been exhausted, thanks to Trent’s thinking outside the box, they had answers. he was tailing Kira because the previous client became worried she would talk or go after him he put a hit on her. They then killed him and disposed of the body leaving past Kira completely out of the loop and safe.

Trixie:
Trixie decides that the only way to get information is from outside the windows of her house while hiding in the bushes. She decides to hang out and check all the windows and doors for signs of easy entry or already attempted forced entry. as she checks one of the windows she sees her husband trying to talk to her and all thats happening is she stares forward. She doesn’t even look at him and he starts raising his voice to a yell. Not seeing the kids anywhere she can only assume and hope that they are at their grandparents house.

Trixie:
Seeing her react as if she never even saw her husband she decides to enter her house a few days later with her key and take a blood sample from herself. Not even a single word is exchanged between the two as she gets the blood needed or the test. After leaving the house she takes the blood and has it analyzed for foreign bodies that could be making her act this way. When the results come back the report shows that she has a perfect bill of health and she has even lost her allergies and cholesterol build up.

Ed:
After stalking Ed’s counterpart’s location, eventually the zombified doppleganger leaves the house for reasons unknown. Ed uses this time to break into the home, move several cans of food out of the cabinets (Hence the lack there of at the start of the campaign)and relocate them into the ceiling. From there, Ed uses his survival skills to live out inside the counterpart’s roof in order to spy on him. During this time, Ed documents and records using the phone recorder the multiple times police have come to his house to question the man in the vanishing act of his wife. During this time, six attempts to contact Ed by door are made, all but the first are ignored. The first is a Detective Wilks, who manages to get a silent ed to leave his house. Character Ed assumes this period is what Wilks described when he mentioned that Ed was brought in earlier but was predominantly silent. After this point, the other five contacts by door are ignored. 47 phone calls are also ignored. During this time, zombie Ed spends the majority of his time what seems to be clearing his own house in a military op sort of manner. Rounding corners into rooms, clearing said empty room, muttering something under his breath before moving onto the next room. This process is repeated again and again and again almost to the point it can be tracked on a time sheet. The practice is similar to Army entry procedures used to enter and clear buildings, just done without a team and in a much more eerie and personal-lacking style.

Ed:
Relying on the new face given to him by the strange spell, Ed places himself routinely at Beekman tower with a newspaper. During which, he documents each appearance of the party as they come in for their routine treatment. Getting a solid time basis for who is seen more, when each appointment happens to be, and what (if any) difference in appearance each appointment has on the character. Everyone is quite equal for the appointment frequency and duration as well as the state they leave in. He also takes the time to tweak the position of the vase specifically as to annoy the OCD receptionist.

Ax:
Ax goes to his shop to dig up some daily activity to find his past self installing a new vehicle lift. He tries to chat himself up but gets little to no response. As he’s chatting he notices that the lift is fully extended but the brake isn’t engaged thanks to his skill with cars. Just as he notices this the lift starts falling headed right for his face. He reaches out fast as lightning and engages the brake to his relief a few inches from his nose. His past self doesn’t even flinch or move as if he never saw anything.

Ax:
Looking to kill some time and have some fun with his new gender Ax decides to go to a club but he will need a wingman. He returns to the shop a few days later and approaches himself with this offer. Using all of his assets and quick thinking he finally convinces Ax man to go to the club with him/her later. As night rolls around she goes to the shop where He is waiting and the two Axs go to the black cat night club. After talking each other up, which doesn’t take a whole lot, Ax woman takes her catch to the restroom for a little oral interchange. As she gets to it she hears the door open up and the sound of a giggling girl and a familiar grunt of agreement. Now occupying the stalls adjacent to each other the situation quickly turns into a competition. After Ax woman being declared the winner and rincing out her/his mouth they exit the men’s room and go back to the shop where they split ways.

Dahlia:
Using her superior athletic abilities Dahlia climbs up the fire escape to her apartment window and hangs over the street just out of view from her past self. She peers in watching as she pets her cat, Dahmer, when suddenly she grabs its neck and twists hard instantly killing him. She lets out a slight gasp as she sees herself take Dahmer to the freezer and stores him for later. She slowly falls from floor to floor on the fire escape until she reaches the ground and wanders off.

Dahlia:
Needing to know what has become of Dahmer the cat she returns to her apartment to do some more investigating. She goes to her apartment door and opens it with her keys as quietly as she can using some of the stealth training Kira taught her. As she sneaks around her place avoiding being seen or heard she sees her past self remove Dahmer from the freezer and cleave off a hunk of his carcass and throw it in a pan. She then watches as she consumes him including hair and all leaving cleanly plucked bones. Revolted she leaves her apartment almost blowing her cover as the door slams shut behind her.

As you trail your other self you find yourself in a very familiar parking garage. As you pass an old pinto you see the other’s counterparts gathering around the elevators. They all step in together leaving no room for additional passengers. As you run to the elevator you see seven other people running towards the same elevator when you realize it’s the others. You all slow for a moment realizing but then run into the neighboring elevator and push the buttonand head to the 40th floor. When you arrive there is nobody there glancing around you see a clock in the lobby that reads 2:59 am. You head to the right of the perfectly symmetrical lobby overturning a vase as you go. Being as quiet as you can you head down the unnecessarily long hallway and find yourself outside Neil’s office. You hear a mostly one-sided conversation and then a distinct “see you next week”. You scramble silently away from the door finding hiding places in the hallway and peer out to see yourselves walking back to the lobby and elevator with manilla envelopes in each of your hands. Just as you are about to come out of hiding to follow again Neil’s door opens revealing a familiar mystery bum and a slick haired scumbag. Chance continues down the hallway while Neil locks up pauses and looks around before continuing after Chance. You finally get out of the building finding nothing in sight save for a lone pinto with the dash clock blinking 3:05am.

What will the group discover about the last month?
Will they still be able to move forward when they know the truth?
What purpose did they have to kidnap Bev?
Are their minds their own or are they still being controlled?
And is Stalking yourself a Crime?!

Darkness Awaits

Comments

Well here we go if I missed anything or stated something wrong feel free to change it also as for what we each did during the month feel free to add that as well :)

Stalking Ourselves A Crime?!
 

Paul: My mistake on the misdirection of last week, I honestly thought the whole thing was an illusion. Turns out I was super wrong!

Ed: I don’t understand what’s going on, but I gain the best possible ground if, rather than figure out a why, I spend my time recording as much as I can about the actions of my zombified self. Times, dates, appointments, and diet will all be taken into consideration. Hiding in my own damn ceiling isn’t pleasant, but it’s not much different than watching a field from behind a 50 cal for days at a time. If I’m lucky, I’ll come across something that I can use.

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