So, just as we head back into the building, Ares Fire Watch appear laying claim to the building that we secured from a hybrid bug spirit, a true form and a troll.
They’re more than we can handle so we don’t gainsay them. They head into a near two story building, gunfire and grenade explosions result, and there is a small issue when their leader reaches the roof. Slick fires, seeing a bug spirit. He now has an Enemy. Firewatch rides off. Time to see what the fuss is about, first in the second building, then in the original target.
Second building, no sign of what they found, but they did take out a wall and there was blood left. In the first building, Slick, Zephyr and Patch do a standard ‘leap frog’ up to the fourth floor. There’s a hole in the ceiling and a waxy hive about the size of a large nightstand.
A bug spirit is attached to Slick like a bee on a wall. Zephyr does a little shoo-ting, checks on the hive. The eventually identified Jimmy Kwan, Tong Adapt enforcer, punches Neeko in the back of the head with a sharp crack. Later it’s learned that one of the bug spirits was messing with organic eyes, making people see things. Like Neeko thinking Slick was a bug spirit or Slick thinking Sam [Fire Watch dude] was a valid target.
Slick tried, after being disarmed of his tomahawk, to escape from the window onto the second story roof of the next building. He missed, and became bad news for some wild dogs. Zephyr puts down the hive to go check on Slick, calls ahead to CAC and lets Patch and Neeko know his condition.
Patch finds out the hand’s medkit is a wonderful thing. A bug spirit flies off with the hive.
After making it to the CAC so Slick and Neeko can receive treatment, Zephyr calls Danny to give him the status report. The Ares Fire Watch team were exaggerating about the building’s ownership, and Danny was perplexed about them leaving the way they did, considering the hassle they’d come down on him with. The waxy hive was a bit confounding, and it came out that the corporate type that gave Danny the tip also sold the information to Ares.
Jimmy Kwan was turned into a flesh form bug spirit back at in the day—this is likely what the troll was as well. The hive may have been related to a nymph, a not yet Queen.
Zephyr asked some of the Detroit originating mob kids to have their pals back home give Harold a friendly hi. Apparently he can travel about without a minder.
Soundwave got cameras for inside of his van, and Slick once he was recovered enough went on an ammo run.
Neeko amazed the CAC doctors with her overnight recovery of her skull fracture. Danny decided that Slick’s fees and the arms shipment to CAC offset each other. There was also a bit of shouting, since Firewatch team captains aren’t the sort Danny likes in his grill. Between knowing more about bug spirit abilities, and Slick’s acknowledging that Sam couldn’t have been a smooth time, Danny seemed to come around.