With the crew in Lost Angels to make their Saturday Appointment in three days they notice the warning to outsiders and anyone seen practicing witchcraft (Any deemed magical or unholy in the eyes of the Guardian Angels also known as anything they aren’t doing that’s super natural). Talks in town of a killer slaying woman in the night and stuffing them with fish is odd even for the Maze.
The party watch as a prison break of sorts seems to break out and the party for the most part seem to watch, with the Doctor having the outlaws randomly kill each other. The party moves into action to take down the Guardians once Hu Jo speaks up and takes action (He was fine watching until a Chinaman seemed to be the focus of the attacks). With the outlaws killed off Hu Jo frees the prisoners pulling the Chinaman into a back ally before using a forbidden technique; Fènnù dì hǎilóng fēngkǒu (Raging Sea Dragon Sealing Technique) that brings someone back from the dead but it’s very rare and chances of working are slim. A wild eyed Chinaman looks at Hu Jo who pats him on the back saying, ’He’s okay now’. The thought to be dead Chinaman and prisoners opt to escape the area as whistles are hears all around the area. They let Hu Jo know if they’re ever in the Grid look them up.
Also opting to make themselves scarce the group find a bar to look into the local murder, since there is a reward for stopping the killings. With Running Wolf, Dr. Hindenburg, playing cards to stir up the rumor mill and Amanda Swansbury just being a pretty face and a sweet voice in a rough town they find a bit of information about the rumors on the killer as well as a few other things.
With the plan of Amanda walking alone at night at the docks they party waits in the fog with Hu Jo oddly enough walking a few feet from Amanda and never being noticed. With several figures coming out of the water from the ladder on the docks the party picks off their number one by one until the final one jumps back into the water. Not being able to see him Amanda jumps into the water after him to catch the last of the would be killers to put an end to this once and for all. Hu Jo yells out big fish excitedly and Sebastian clarifies it as Shark. More guards show up shooting at the party since in the fog undead waterlogged killers look like normal people recently killed, plus the team realize the Guardian Angels like any reason there is to stir things up and kill outsiders it seems. The Shark trying to attack Amanda overshoots slamming into the marine wall under the docks giving Amanda a platform to get up on the ladder to escape since the fight is not over and no one ever wears a wet dress and brings a pistol to a fight against a 40 foot shark.
With a gun fight ensuing with the Guardian Angels the Doctor opting to just use the large shark told the party to duck as the shark flew through the air and chomped down on a Guardian Angel. This oddly enough didn’t seem to phase the others and they didn’t opt to help their companion, instead they called for reinforcements. The group opted to kill the rest of the Guardians out of self defense, miscommunications, and also for being jerks. Before leaving the Doctor opted to suggest they frame the shark, Sebastian reminded him of all the bullet wounds. Hu Jo picked up a gun and put it on the Shark’s fin and to him it seemed like the perfect crime no one would expect before pocketing a whistle from one of the Guardians. The party opted to leave the area before more guards showed up, plus the doctor said the shark was going to be grumpy pretty soon.
The Captain, Sebastian, Running Wolf neared the boat and was glad the group had managed to get away before realizing at the same time Hu Jo, Amanda, and the Doctor were thinking the same thing at the Hotel getting their stuff. Both groups realized the party had split put managed the best they could. The group at the docks managed to get onto the ship and take out a patrol with Sebastian making a new friend, a wolf hybrid dog breed that had been trained to kill. Sebastian figured it was an animal of God and it was a lot better off with him than the evil Guardians. The hotel group needed to get the luggage quick to which Hu Jo vanished and luggage appeared piece by piece before he came back and said done. With the Doctor stating they wouldn’t be seen they snuck out the front seeing the inn keeper. He stated looking at the front that there was another way out hearing all the whistles outside of more patrols. Hu Jo stood completely still with some of Amanda’s bags since that’s the best way to not be noticed. A supposedly unseen Doctor requested him to point it out. After getting directions a stack of $20 in gold eagles dropped onto the front counter before the party rushed to the basement and found a secret door into the sewers.
The rest of the party readied the boat since it was probably a good idea to get out of town as more patrols seemed to be making their way to the docks.
Meanwhile Hujo gave the bag to the Doctor and said he’s be right back before vanishing. Several feet ahead of them they saw him looking into the sewers where he announced his discovery, the water had poop in it and that’s not the way to go probably since it’s stinky. Rushing off into the darkness with a lantern he came back and motioned them to a bridge across the waterway. Once across he vanished again sprinting off into the darkness at rapid speeds. Yelling over his shoulder he mentioned glyphs on the wall before going silent. Coming back again he explained he ‘Find way, they go now.’ Little by little Hu Jo scouted out what he figured was a safe path until they came to a doorway, opening it and walking up found the trio looking at six Mexicans six guns and a card table. A priest as well looked at them a bit surprised since they didn’t know about the secret door possibly. Between Hu Jo’s naivety of the situation and Amanda’s smooth talking they didn’t open fire. It seemed the priest NPC – Father Juan Gutierrez was in hiding since Grimme was putting down all other holy men, which didn’t seem like a very ‘Good thing’ to Hu Jo to be doing. They offered to help the three get to the docks safely. Hu Jo opted to ask the man about a book which was a pretty old bible and a letter he had from several months ago. He asked if the man could make sure the letter and book (bible) got to the right people when he had time and didn’t get tossed in the garbage or burned. Thanking Hu Jo and the Doctor who gave the Padre a bit of a donation for his kindness.
The trio made it to the docks to see several Guardians attacking the ship. The Mexican roughnecks that had guided them started reaching for guns when the wail of something luminescent got their attention, the bleeding eyed creature with wings looked like an angel. They opted to part ways suddenly reminded they had a bible study session.
The ship opened up on the Guardians and Sebastian prayed hoping he was in the right as he aimed at the Fallen Angel as it neared unaffected by heavy Gatling fire or pistols. As his gun glowed it let loose like a canon a small flame spitting out after firing a bullet that lodged into the Fallen Angel’s midsection and exploded. Meanwhile the Doctor had teleported through his use of science to the boat with the other two with him and Hu Jo explained they should go. The vision in front of Sebastian was bittersweet as the form of the Angel shattered and a demon injured and in pain writhed on the ground melting into the earth catching fire. He had seen an Angel, unfortunately it was truly a Fallen Angel blinding humans it seemed, especially the Guardian Angels since they opted to stand shocked and paused in attacking with the realization of what they had seen and trying to make sense of it.
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