The high school kids are raving about a new energy drink, Ümph. However the teachers and administrators have banned the drink from all school property in the district. They’re claiming Ümph makes some kids act out and cause trouble. Security will be tight at tonight’s homecoming game. Let’s hope nothing terrible happens.
Doctor Adrian Skaar
Session Writeup – Ed
May takes Ed back to Red Wing. Chester wants the Contingent to look into the energy drink Ümph that’s coming out the bottling plant there. Ed, already being in the state, heads down to the Minneapolis air port to pick up his regular compatriots.
Fearing that it’s the same group as before, Ed and company check out the original holding cells for the 6 youth under downtown. Finding it exactly as they left it, the group then split their focus on the bottling plant, local water table records, and local rumors. Eventually, they meet back up and decide the bottling company is worth a check, with the exception of one member who opts to talk to local high school kids.
The bottling plant has only recently started bottling again, and exclusively makes Ümph. Under the cover of darkness, they sneak in and look around. In a secure room, they find a similar ornated iron pump as before, but this time in the shape of an eagle’s head. Next to it is a stainless steel pipe that carries water into the bottling plant itself. The room is covered in more arcane characters and the group identifies at least part of it as magic to prevent scrying. Disrupting those portion, they grab a water sample and head out.
Talking to the high school kids turns up a lead of a strange purple-haired girl named Whim that says she’ll see us again at the homecoming game. Naturally, this draws the group in. In the midst of some supernatural fit by a cheerleader, things spiral into chaos. Ed tranqs 2 kids he fears are selling Ümph to others, only to discover they’re common high school junkies. He tries a bit of “Scared Straight” therapy before rushing to help subdue Whim.
The group discovered that Whim is actually Elsa, the first child kidnapped back in 2005. She shows a lot of signs of mental disorder and seems intent on pushing Ümph on children to see if they awaken as well, even after told how it can seriously injure them. The group take a sedated Whim to Chester, hoping he can help the girl.