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===Part 2 - Lokasenna===
===Part 2 - Lokasenna===
Revision as of 09:40, 21 May 2013
|Dates run:||September 1-27, 2012|
|Read the logs:||Sonatorrek|
Quote from the plot
Part 1 - Reginsmál
She woke to find
her joy had fled,
In the blood of the friend
of Freyr she lay.
Reports have reached the FBI through an informant of a potential mutant gang war heating up between two rival biker gangs in Minnesota. One of the gangs, the Valhallas, have been seen with a member who can apparently shrug off bullets and possesses superstrength. Apparently, to counter this, the rival group 'Sons of Hel' have upped the ante and there's the possibility of serious violence breaking out. Duncan wants Kane and Brand to investigate the gang and determine if this kid is a mutant, how best to get him out of there long enough to settle down the gang violence. The pair fly into Aitkin, Minnesota, and are met by the local chief Arnie Snorinsen.
Arnie explains that the Valhallas have been in Aitkins since the sixties; they are a biker group and have been involved in illegal activities, but mainly small stuff that has been worth turning a blind eye to in order to keep things peaceful. The town is only 3000 in the winter, about double that in the summer as seasonal workers stream in for timber camps, lake resorts and fishing/hunting tours. The Sons of Hel are more hard-core, involved in smuggling heavier narcotics and involved in the gun trade. The ATF has been after them for years, but they've managed to stay outside of major charges. There was a peace long established that kept Aitkin and the surrounding areas Valhalla territory, but that's been broken, and now the fight between the two gangs is escalating and threatens to spill over into innocents.
Responding to Kane's feeling as if something is off in the town, he explains that Aitkin's is experiencing their worst summer season for tourists in years, and that it is showing signs of being 'wintersick', a term used for isolated communities during bad winters, where the constant proximity of the same few people causes increases in domestic violence, assaults, etc. He thinks it has to do with stress regarding the possible gang war.
They speak with the Valhallas via their chapter leader Deke Blake. Deke was a decorated Vietnam vet, who lost an eye in an ambush near Hue. His father was one of the original founders of the club in the fifties, bringing together his army buddies from the Second World War. Deke married late, in his late forties, and his son Donald was born in 1991. His wife died in a car accident several years later, leaving Deke to raise his son. He's naturally suspicious of cops in general, especially since he thinks they've come to try to lock his son up in a mental institution. He reveals that Donald believes that he is Thor - the real, mythical Thor of legend, and that the new leader of the Sons of Hel is Loki. To regain his full godhood, he must defeat Loki's evil. They get only a brief chance to talk to Donald, and slightly longer with his girlfriend - Sylvie Lushton.
Lushton is the owner of Harga's Titty City - a strip bar just outside of town limits - and a porn production studio in the back of it called Lush Productions. Lushton, under her alias Lexxie Lush, was a major porn star in the last decade, rumoured to have starred in her first movies at the age of fifteen (which residents will confirm), She ran away from Aitkin at 14, and eight years later returned, having made enough money to easily buy the old strip bar her mother used to work at and retrofitting it to hold a production studio in back. Most of her business involves private webcam shows, or streamed new videos. The Valhallas invested some money in her venture, to help put her over the top, and the girls have a close relationship with the bikers.
Luston admits that Donald thinks he's Thor, something that has happened in the last year since they started dating. She inadvertently lets slip while sparring jealously with Brand about him that he had an STD screen with her a few months ago at the local hospital so he could do some work with her in the studio. Kane cuts the encounter short, as they head out. Intercepted by Arnie, he asks Kane to accompany him while Brand goes to get the blood sample.
Arnie takes Kane out to the site of a local party/rave, to show him something. A woman reported being attacked by two young men attempting to rape her at a local gas station close to the site of the party. They got away and the woman was unharmed, but Arnie can't remember the last time there was a random attack like that. In the clearing, a goat has been ritually disembowelled and burned, still strung up to the alter. They find an MP3 player dropped in the grass, without much to identify it, but filled with Nordic black metal. Kane follows Arnie back and does some research, noting an uptick in attacks and disappearances in the surrounding areas. More and more, he suspects that they made lead to a single person.
On his way back to the hotel, he stops to talk with the girl at the counter, the owner's 16 year old daughter Jane Foster. Going up to his room, he finds Brand waiting for him. The lab will take several days to process the blood and determine if Donald is a mutant. Arriving back at his room, he discovers a symbol has been scrawled in blood on the door – that of a ‘Blót’
Brand once again propositions Kane, but unlike every other time, Kane finds himself agreeing. He initially doesn’t understand why, but desire trumps his normal reluctance. While he’s initially angry with himself and a little ashamed, he finds himself agreeing the next night as well.
He continues his research, now certain that several of the missing girls fit a pattern of someone moving towards Aitkin. Convinced he has a ritual serial killer on his hands, he starts to dig deeper. But once the sample comes back negative, instead of helping him, Brand notifies Kane that she's off on the next flight back to DC on SHIELD's orders. No mutant means her involvement is done, and his attempts to keep her longer to help him investigate are brushed off. Left with a serial killer and a possible god on his hands, he doesn't see any other option and gets in touch with the mansion and former mansion residents.
Part 2 - Lokasenna
The foeman cleft
and head did sink,
And legs and feet
did backward fall.
Sep 8 - Sonatorrek: Garrison emails Marie-Ange with a partial cover for the group - the old Secret Empire motorcycle gang - and suggests the strip joint for the rest; Marie-Ange emails the team - X-Force and some of those involved in Asgard - with the assignment.
Sep 10 - Sonatorrek: Wanda, Paige and Jubilee do some information gathering in Sons of Hel territory; Angelo and Paige meet to discuss their respective finds; Kane finds more bodies associated with his killer, but it doesn't seem to get him any closer, while Amanda, following the pattern, has a different idea of helping.
Sep 11 - Sonatorrek: The investigation finds a connection with a recently busted child pornography ring, and Kane's mental slide is further confused by a meeting with Wanda; Marie-Ange and Amanda use Thor's legendary arrogance to manipulate him into letting them tattoo him with a symbol that is more than what it seems; Kane is turned down by his superiors for more assistance, as Marie-Ange drops by to put her own insurance policy on Kane’s skin.
Part 3 - Þrymskviða
Much have I told thee,
and more would say
If fate more space
for speech had given;
My voice grows weak,
my wounds are swelling;
Truth I have said,
and so I die
Sep 12 - Sonatorrek: A meeting is arranged between the Valhallas and the Sons of Hel; Kane finally solves the mystery of his serial killer, only to discover that he'd already failed in every way possible; The meet turns out to be a trap, but unlike any they could have ever expected; Kane interrupts the fight between Loki and Thor, possibly at the cost of his life; The others get free of Amora's magic, and the Enchantress learns the dangers of trusting Loki; Paige finds herself conflicted over her friend, and steps in to save him the only way she knows how; The others take on the unleashed ice jotun, fighting for their lives; After Amora flees, they try and collect themselves only to discover a new threat.
Part 4 - Hyndluljóð
The sea, storm-driven,
seeks heaven itself;
O'er the earth it flows,
the air grows sterile;
Then follow the snows,
and the furious winds;
For the gods are doomed,
and the end is death.
Sep 13 - Sonatorrek: Jean e-mails the Professor about rescheduling her training session due to looking after Garrison and his injuries, and advises she’ll keep him updated; Jean makes an entry to x_team telling them Garrison was brought to the medlab and that he should make a full recovery after extensive surgery, and asks them to keep quiet about his condition until he’s made it through surgery just in case; Jean also e-mails Adrienne privately to pass along the same message she’d made to x_team, which Adri didn’t receive.
Sep 17 - Sonatorrek: Jean informs Xavier that although Garrison is physically healed he refuses to wake up, which he concludes is linked to the events in Aitkins.
Sep 18 - Sonatorrek: Amanda sends out an e-mail to inform the parties involved with the situation it Aitkins what exactly happened; Amanda then sounds out a second e-mail to Xavier, Jean and Wanda to inform them that Garrison was not already but instead the chaos magic he had absorbed was chewing him up on the inside.
Sep 20 - Sonatorrek: Jean informs those who had been with Garrison in Aitkins that they had purged the chaos magic, but Garrison’s mindscape was still shattered and they would still have to put it back together; Jean sends Adrienne an e-mail to keep her updated on Garrison’s situation; Adrienne stops by her sister’s office to ask Emma to help put Garrison’s mind back together.
Sep 22 - Sonatorrek: Emma e-mails the mansions psychics asking if they would accept her help in piecing Garrison back together.
Sep 27 - Sonatorrek:Jean, Emma and Jim work to restore Garrison’s mind; Kane wakes up and finds out he is being investigated for murder.
Sep 28 - Sonatorrek: Emma emails Adrienne about Kane's mind.
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