We’ve had a couple of sessions since the last report, and the players seem to be enjoying it a lot, but I’ve been too busy with other things (such as working on the manuscript for Kapow!) to do proper recaps.
Just so that we don’t forget what’s gone on so far:
Redline has been working with Dr. Barbara Kelso, the scientist who developed the original treatment for the degenerative nerve disease that young Artemis Simon was suffering from, which eventually led to her being banned from the Olympics (and years later to her become Olympia) and Dr. Kelso being booted from her university on ethics charges. Dr. Kelso landed at Paradigm Labs, Where the Future is Today!, where she’s being continuing her research on apes. Redline felt guilty about falsely accusing her of being in cahoots with Olympia, so to make it up to her offered to help fund her research at the lab; this led to them collaborating on some research having to do with the neuro-mechanical linkages he’s developed that let him control the Redline suit. Of course, he’s doing all of this obliquely,showing her the interface components without the suit to try to preserve his secret identity.
While he was at the labs he got a call from the CFO/accountant at his small business, saying that he had found something disturbing going over the books before the audit that was supposed to happen in 48 hours as part of the deal Redline was setting up providing certain pieces of the Redline technology on an exclusive basis to a large motorcycle manufacturer; before he could explain what it was he found, the call was abruptly cut off.
Racing into action, Redline headed back to the firm. On the way back he was challenged to a drag race by a mysterious silver-and-blank racer… and he lost. Arriving at the parking lot of his company, the silver and black racer was waiting… and transformed into a powered armor suit of an unfamiliar design.
To be continued…