Tag: Operation H.P.S. Hunter Postal Service

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  • Never Let Me Down Again

    Another night, another takeout container sitting on the table’s edge, as [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] poured through the disorganized mess that was this section of the stacks at ASI. She’d been trying to track down a lead referencing just where [[Amalgamated …

  • Someone Had to Say It

    The snow had been falling since the previous evening. Ed had left the cabin earlier in the day to run in for some supplies and Alex had spent most of her time staring at the blinking cursor on the screen. She walked down to the kitchen and stared out the …

  • A New Career in a New Town

    Two weeks after [[Loose Ends | Braxton Falls]] Aaron and Alex stepped out of the elevator on the 30th floor of the ASI building. It was just after 7am when they arrived. Ken was waiting at the reception desk flipping a clipboard while chatting with the …

  • The Contingent Files

    *PLEASE READ: Here is the repository of journal entries and cases files that have been written by members of The Contingent.* If a player enjoys writing reports or journals of games, they will earn a Re-Roll to be used any time during the current …

  • Look Back in Anger

    Ed here. Our earlier raid on the Zoo got some great dirt on Carver, but it didn't put the Zookeeper out of business. I'm assembling a team to shut down the Zoo permanently, one way or another. If you're in, meet me at VFW Post 5985 off Turquoise St in …

  • Disposable

    By the time the criminal investigation personnel were through, the only thing Taz could breathe or taste was death, and she knew that's what the smell of a Florida swamp would mean to her forever. The sodium floodlights that had kept the wetlands around …

  • Reevaluation

    [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] tightened the rubber strip around her upper arm before sliding the needle into her vein. She filled three vials before releasing the band. She labeled each of them in her precise handwriting before sending Chelsea a …

  • Alive

    [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] and [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] had stopped at a Stars ‘N Scones in Indiana an hour or so before sunrise to fuel up on caffeine and carbs before the final stretch toward their destination. While Mal pored over her findings …

  • I'm Afraid of Americans

    ATTN ALL CONTINGENT MEMBERS A contact in ATF leaked to us approval for a surprise raid of the [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Lupine Organics Farm]] just outside Denver. We did some digging and there's nothing requesting agents or equipment. We're certain …

  • Seeing You

    Mal slid the chicken and vegetables into a skillet; it had been awhile since she actually cooked a meal. She mostly lived off of protein bars and takeout, when she remembered to eat at all. But she wanted to make an effort for Eva. This could be a big …

  • Down With Disease

    [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron Mathias]] pulled off his jacket and hung it on a hook behind the door in the laboratory, then sat down on the narrow but comfortable bed in the center of the coolly-lit sleep chamber. Lying on a table next to the bed was an …

  • There is Always a Place

    Chapel Hill, NC has a history of outsiders, weirdos, punks, hippies, actors and miscreants of a particular blend. Lately they’ve been harder to find. Making way for the marriage of new money and old. Developers out to make even the airport coffee …

  • Hey, I'm Back...

    [posted on meredithcohn.blogspot.com on 4/27/2018] Hey there, everyone. It’s me again! I know it’s been about forever since I’ve posted anything here... I'm surprised any of you are still following this page at all after nearly three years. Thanks for …

  • What's in the Box?-Destiny

    I yank open the door to the apartment, slam it quickly and lock it. and leaned against it for support. I didn’t really remember how I had gotten back home. I remember the subway, vaguely. “Holy fuck. What the fuck.” I say through ragged breaths, as …

  • The City That Bleeds

    Baltimore's got it all: history, literature, seafood, music... and vampires. Usually they're at least containable; there's enough Contingent members in Charm City to keep their numbers quelled, and they know better than to kill indiscreetly on our streets …

  • Dark Science

    Hidden beneath the prosperous downtown of Red Wing, sinister experiments have been conducted on unwilling test subjects. The resulting supernatural side-effects have spread quietly throughout the town. Who conducted this research and why? What exactly …

  • Hollywood: Time to Face the Truth!

    The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to the movie industry. A glittering place where dreams of Stardom happen every day for the lucky few. Tabloids have been busy lately with torrid tales of suicides and accidental deaths of some minor famous …

  • Wolves of DC

    Washington DC is the center of seedy deals and sordid politics -- but that's all in a day's work for our elected officials. It appears though that wolves are roaming wild in the city and seem to have a taste for politicians. Several have been attacked, …

  • The Hunt for the Red Herring

    In central New England several cases of fatal animal attacks have been reported, but the authorities have yet to connect them. After the recent reports of an organized supernatural presence in the area, Chester has been asking hunters to follow up on any …

  • Energy to Spare

    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 …

  • Safe House

    The last few months have been very busy for the Contingent. Prometheans, Mages, Vampires, and Werewolves, oh my. Sometimes a monster dies and sometimes they get away, but what about the ones that have been captured? Send them to Chester for interrogation …

  • The People In The Walls

    The new owners of an historic mansion in Southern Pennsylvania have contacted Chester for help. Their daughter has been having night terrors ever since they moved in, and she claims to have seen something in the house. Her parents didn't believe her at …

  • Field of Screams

    Over the last year several campers have gone missing in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho. Reports of strange sounds, shambling beasts, and bloody trails have been reported. However, as is usually the case, by the time park authorities arrive …

  • Welcome to the Death Star

    When Vampire Jack assaulted the Safe House, he was forced to flee sans clothing. In those clothes, the Contingent found an ID passcard to a local military installation, the New Boston Air Force Station. After some research and planning, Chester reveals …

  • Red Wire or Blue Wire?

    Ümph the energy drink's unintended side effects are considered well within corporate safety parameters. Three more trucks are scheduled to leave the bottling plant this week. Chester needs your help. The shipments must be stopped to protect innocent …

  • Operation Mortimer

    [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace Valentine]] is looking for a small group of The Contingent to assist her in a covert mission. She would prefer to meet in person to discuss the details. This should only ideally take two to three days and she …

  • Detroit

    An old friend from my days spent on the Force has alerted me to some suspicious vigilante activity in Detroit. An anti-crime wave has hit the city as criminals start turning up dead in Unusual ways. They say one guy's sweat was turned to acid, that sounds …

  • Rescue Mission

    We’ve started a massive effort to find [[:chester-6 | Chester]]’s killer, [[:vampire-jack | Vampire Jack]]. There are multiple undercover operations in the works in the New England area. Two weeks ago we lost contact with the hunter undercover in Rhode …

  • Grindhouse

    Tracking a psycho mage down in southern California. I have the bastard on the run, need some steady team mates to put an end to him. The going will be tough, this guy is tricky business and has some allies with him that enjoy spreading mayhem and …

  • Apron Strings

    As soon as Ed pulled up to his cabin, he felt something was out of place. Alex’s car was gone, but that wasn't odd – she’d probably gone into town for something. The cabin just felt … off. Grabbing his pack, Ed walked up to the porch while looking …

  • Passing thoughts on a man who would be god.

    There we were, out in the desert. A place that drives men to madness, and that's what we looked at square in they eye. Despite his psionic abilities, a mage had succumbed to that fatal edge all greats must walk, and now, he, a monster named Sweet William, …

  • Smoke And Mirrors

    Contingent intelligence supplied by Elijah Sharpe’s investigators suggests that an unidentified paramilitary agency is planning a lethal raid on a farm in a secluded area outside Denver, Colorado—and supernatural beings will fight on both sides of the …

  • -Clean Sweep

    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | Dr Adrian Skaar]] and the Empire Foundation, nearly every last product from the [[Operation Gestalt | Gestalt]] has been destroyed. With the “unfortunate” fires that burned down their school, we …

  • Nothing's As It Seems

    _Dear [[:alex-lathem | Alex]],_ _I realize that we really haven’t talked, like, at all, and our single encounter didn’t go off so well, but I’m hoping that you won’t just delete this. You seem to have some …sympathy… towards magic and mages. Or, if not …

  • Witch Hunt

    "We’ve been cross checking old intel and new, which revealed something in some of [[:chester-6 | Chester’s]] data. It wasn't much to go on for him, just census data about an unusually large female population in northern Vermont. After interrogating [[ …

  • Land Down Under

    A message has just came through from [[:remington | Remington]] asking members to assist a former Contingent member in Detroit. Her daughter has been kidnapped, and it has the hallmarks of supernatural involvement. Need some folks with a curious bent and …

  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

    [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] could use a few brave hunters to join her on a mission unlike any other. After [[Picture is Worth a Thousand Souls | the mission in San Francisco]], a haunted painting was recovered by [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah Sharpe's]] …

  • The Damned Swamp

    [[:franklin-frank-wilkes | Frank]] is gathering a team to investigate happenings in the Louisiana swamp lands. Things have been happening that defy explanation, and the gators aren't the only danger that lurks in the bayou. The witch woman says the danger …

  • My Bloody Valentine

    " [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace]] here. I could use a couple of extra hands on this case I am working. I've been tracking down a killer, one with supernatural abilities. They seem to be able to be in two places at once and they are leaving a …

  • All Aboard!

    Elijah Sharpe has invited you to join his company on a 3-day, all-inclusive cruise. Natalie signed up immediately and is hoping you'll join her for a weekend of sun and fun. What could possibly go wrong? h1. Write-Ups [[Allegro Natalie Patient 237 | …

  • Loose Ends

    Braxton Falls, MO used to be such a quiet little town, the epitome of idyllic suburban life. But a wave of foreclosures and business buyouts is decimating the town's economy, and a mysterious rash of slaughtered livestock has the townsfolk on edge... not …

  • Seizing the Future

    _“Nothing in this world connects you more to what you're studying, then actually living in the outside, beyond these coddling walls. The Empire Foundation is now offering a summer camp to help shape minds. Those who wish to emulate my experiences living …

  • Wild is the Wind

    [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Dain ]] awoke to the sound of a duffel bag zippering open.. Through bleary eyes, he watched as [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed ]] tossed clothes and gear into the bag.

    The previous night, Simon had handed Ed a piece of …

  • Can't Stop the Signal

    I know I've been away for awhile. So much shit has gone down since I last blogged. Remember that cruise I was so excited for? I was pretty bummed that [[:alex-lathem | Alex]], [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]], and [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] weren't going …

  • Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

    _Not long ago, we caught wind of a place that calls itself 'The Zoo'. I have a bad feeling that the Chameleon we were supposed to deliver is the least of the horrors that are hidden there. I need a small group of hunters to help me infiltrate the Zoo and …

  • The Jean Genie

    "Natalie, hey, it's Jaimie. I know it's been awhile, but I need your help. I think my new townhouse is haunted!" [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] is seeking a few members of The Contingent to help her investigate a reported haunting in a dear friend's …

  • Lo que el viento se llevó

    _*Three months ago…*_ The burning pain across her belly was making [[:eva-jimenez | Eva’s]] brain trip over itself. She could already hear [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | Skaar’s]] chopper approaching, and she couldn’t make her mouth tell [[:mallory-mal- …

  • What's At Stake?

    "Whoa. You're not even ready yet?" Natalie said as she pushed her way into Grace's bedroom. Grace grabbed her purse off the bed. "What do you mean? I am ready." She replied glancing at her reflection in the mirror over her dresser. "Girl, we are …

  • Making a Point

    Mal scanned the Secret Frequency, checking to see who else had responded to [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace's]] request for help. Grace sure knew how to get her attention, last time it was [[My Bloody Valentine | savaged bodies]], this time it …

  • Let's Dance

    In 1926, a terrible accident occurred at Captain Mark Andrews' estate. Since then, every fifteen years, the ghosts of the guests reappear, eager to resume their revelries. All who have ever tried to enter the estate to learn more have died...until now. …

  • Bullethead

    *I. Wake-Up Call* "(soundtrack)":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bdOefF_tyU When he was lucid enough to remember any of the conversations they had with him, the doctors at the hospital told Aaron he was one of the most fortunate ballistic trauma …

  • What Really Matters

    [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal ]] winced as someone jostled her injured shoulder trying to get a better place in line. She would never understand why people felt the need to rush onto the airplane, when they would be spending at least thirty minutes …

  • Placebo Effect

    So much blood…. [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] couldn't move. She stared as the blood slowly crept toward her dark purple Docs. She watched as it spread out the side of her boots and seeped in between them. It's like a purple and red butterfly. It' …

  • Life In Plastic

    Well my first independent mission was a complete fucking disaster. I really thought going in that I could handle it. It seemed like such an easy case and something I've dealt with [[Museé de la Macabre | many]] times, a haunting. Either that or Tom was …

  • So There's That....

    So Aaron and I slept together. I didn't mean for it to happen. We kind of fell into it after he was shot. I think it was just us reconnecting and dealing with our stress over his almost dying. Alex doesn't know yet. I'm not sure where this leaves all of …

  • Q&A

    “What is at the end of time and space and at the beginning of eternity?” “What? Are you kidding me?” “When you have me, you want to share me. When you share me, I no longer exist.” [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] sighed. “No, not this again.” “ …

  • Prague

    The plane had landed on a private runway and the acquisitions team was currently loading their bags into the cars that had been sent to take them to the museum. Alex checked her watch and did some quick math; it was only 6 pm in Philadelphia. She had been …

  • Overdue

    _An actual letter with postage and everything arrives in Denver:_ Ed, I’ve started and torn up this letter more times than I can count. It’s taken close to 24 hours on a plane for me to sit and think about everything that’s happened. Getting out of …

  • Journal Entry #755-A

    *DATE OF ONEIRIC SEQUENCE*: 4/25/2016 "(Soundtrack)":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvFIlPMuNuU *DATAPOINTS*: Sequence occurred in natural setting--forest, stream, nighttime, moonlight. Woman in white gown with dark hair approaches; expresses first …

  • Medium Pace

    ("Soundtrack":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXGPn3GV1iE) [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] peeled off his gel-padded shooting gloves, taking a thin layer of skin and sweat along with them, and removed his earplugs and eye protection. The drive in from …

  • A New Crowd

    I'm not quite sure what to make of the job and the group of people I'm hanging out with now. [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie Allegro]] invited me to the Secret Frequency group general get together and afterwards invited me to help out on a job. I'm …

  • Hotter Than Hell

    Charlie counted off the new tempo for the song. It took a while to get it perfect, but tonight needed to be special. The solo guitar intro was replaced by Nikki’s electric piano buzzing in a few seventh chords to create more harmonic tension. “This …

  • Communiqués

    *Date*: April 27th, 2016 *To*: [[:aaron-mathias | amathias@asi.net]] *From*: [[:elijah-sharpe | admin@asi.net]] *Subject*: STOP ORDER #1884 - 4/27/2016 - 4/30/2016 Mr. Mathias, Per ASI Field Order #17036, you are to discontinue taking the …

  • Doing it Right

    “Mal?” She jumped at the sound of her name, interrupting her train of thought. “Hmm?” Mal turned to [[:eva-jimenez | Eva]], who was rummaging around in the fridge. “I asked if you wanted a beer, _querida_. Twice.” “Umm...sure, thanks.” She …

  • Industrialist Arrested!

    Wealthy Industrialist, Nigel Resler, was arrested last week after several anonymous tips were sent to the local Police Department. As of this moment all the Police are willing to say is that he is being held for Federal custody on several charges of …

  • Still Life

    With everything going on lately, I wasn't sure if this was the best time for me to go on a mission. The past week at [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron's]] was exhilarating and fun but also confusing and painful at times. I was emotionally spent and not sure if I …

  • Musee De La Macabre To Be Resurrected

    Article from Time Out San Francisco dated May 1, 2016

    New Killer Star

    _Hey y’all, I need a couple people to come check out something in Tennessee. There’s a little town there, Jericho Mills, and word has leaked through certain channels here that there have been several murders over the last month or two. From what we’ve …

  • Modern Love

    _An urgent anonymous call for help has gone out to the Contingent. The contact says they desperately need our help and are willing to give us something very valuable in return. Could be a trap, or it could just be someone who's scared. Who's willing to go …

  • Sound and Vision

    bq). To: The Secret Frequency Hello, my name is Calliope. I work at the [[Museé de la Macabre | Musee de la Macabre]] in San Francisco. A group of you helped me with a demon we had terrorizing the museum last year. Well, I think it or something else is …

  • Rosso Come Il Mio Cuore

    She unfolded the note for the fourteenth time, the paper feeling softer in her hands with each reading. _[[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]]...I love you..._ Still reeling from the revelations in the letter and not sure how it made her feel, she refolded …

  • Good Talk

    “[[:alex-lathem | Alex]], I slept with [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]].” The words hung heavy in the air of Alex’s fifth-floor apartment. [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] had been working up the courage to say them for hours, but the time hadn’t seemed right …

  • A Tendency to Start Fires

    From his lookout point, [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] watched as Keith and Gavin raced out of the swanky party, security guards hot on their heels. Gavin carried a large bundle under his coat, likely the statue Claire Carver sought. The pair leaped into the …

  • Desert Thoughts

    [[:tazendra-taz-crow | Taz]] shifted her backpack more comfortably under her head, lying in the bed of a rusted-out old pickup abandoned in the Mojave Desert somewhere between Victorville and Ridgecrest. Every star the human eye could see seemed to be out …

  • Morning After

    Aaron parked the Audi in front of the motel lobby and grabbed a carrier full of steaming coffee cups and two bags of pastries out of the passenger seat. It was just after 8 a.m.; through the lounge windows he could see Eva and Mal seated at a small table …

  • The Normal They Need

    ("Soundtrack":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI0a9hTh5AU) “WHAT?! Are you freakin’ _kidding_ me?!” Natalie yelped. The car swerved dangerously into an adjoining lane of the 405 as she turned to face Aaron. He reached up with his right hand in panic …

  • A Pain that I'm Used To

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] watched [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] get out of the cab by herself and walk into the night office at the no-name motel where they’d stayed on their first trip to Denver. Beside him, [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Dain]] sat, arms …

  • Adventures in Babysitting

    _Querido [[:edward-mclaughlin | Eduardo]]_, Eva composed in her head, _today I had to kill three of your friends because they were pissing me off_... _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] and [[:eva-jimenez | I]] finally surfaced …

  • Mr. Blackwell

    Dear [[:domino | Domino]], I know it's silly to be writing this journal to you, but I'm too old to be writing, "Dear Diary," and just dating it makes it seem like my experiences are...mundane. You are the only one I have left, which is a sad state of …

  • Knowledge

    “You want something, don’t you?” The little [[:cicuta | Fae]] girl bounced from foot to foot, staring at her intently. Mal struggled, trying to find the words to express what she wanted. In that moment all she wanted was not to fail again, which meant …

  • Hitchin' a Ride

    The sky is shifting into the harsh gold of a late Florida afternoon as a semi comes wheezing into a Pilot truck stop just outside of Pensacola. The passenger side opens and a figure that seems to carry the dust of a western desert hops out, wiping black …

  • Heroes

    So we're supposed to be the good guys, right? The real-life "Avengers"? Well I need some do-gooders to help me with a missing persons case. There's been a pattern of teenagers going missing from Camp Northstar over the years. A friend of mine who teachers …

  • Life on Mars?

    The Empire Foundation cordially invites you to our Manhattan office for a small, informal meeting with the head of our organization about a project that may or may not threaten the security of the entire world. Strange electromagnetic fields have been …

  • Last Entry

    Dear Diary, I should be sad that Reuben is dead. His duty is done, and I know he's in a better place. Heaven. Valhalla maybe. He saved me from Hades and from a portal to Hell, so who's to say where we're supposed to go? Wherever it is, I just always …

  • Reality sinking in

    Wayne hears mumbling from a little ways away. “Where am I?” he thinks to himself. The mumbling becomes a bit clearer until it’s clear enough to understand “…how could this happen? How could they LET this happen to you? Weren’t they supposed to be …

  • A Place to Hide

    Sneaking into her own apartment building wasn’t something [[:josephine-josie-bennett | Josie Bennett]] had ever really considered doing before. Well, perhaps that one time, but that should be considered a ‘walk of shame act’ rather than a ‘wanted criminal …

  • Heroes—Recommendation

    _One of the recommendations promised to the students of Libra house, Northstar Leadership Camp_ Dear Admissions Committee, It is my honor to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. Aarav Ganguly-Perez. I was his mentor for the Northstar …

  • Coping and Consequences

    “So why exactly should I take you under MY wing here? I thought you were pretty solid with [[Amalgamated Solutions International | ASI]]?” [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] wasn’t sure why he was here, but [[:granger-simms | Granger]] had asked for him …

  • Found My Way

    So many people tried to help me on my way; So little time and there’s still so much left to say. There’s no explaining all the things that I’ve been through— But I’ve finally found my way to you... [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] stepped down off the …

  • Law and Disorder

    “My client would like to cooperate fully with your investigation and can offer proof that the crimes you’ve alleged he committed were in fact acts of self defense against two compromised officers and the corrupt staff of a disreputable mental facility.” …

  • Just For One Day

    _I, I will be king And you, you will be queen Though nothing will drive them away We can beat them, just for one day We can be Heroes, just for one day_ [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] and I parked the car in front of the restaurant. There were only a …

  • I Will Follow You Into the Dark

    The buzzing vibration in his pocket took [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Dain’s]] attention away from the sparring match in front of him. A visitor from the East Coast had been goaded into challenging Big Man and everyone was enjoying the spectacle. He looked …

  • Hoping for a little help

    Hey [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]], This letter is going to be strange, so I ask that you bear with me. I’ve been going through a bit of a rough time since the camp. I keep thinking of [[:shandi | Shandi]], and the other campers, how I didn’t save them. …

  • Through Her Eyes

    Mid-morning sunlight streamed through the atrium and reception area of the ASI building. It was fairly quiet; most employees had already come in for the day. The noise from the city outside hummed underneath the soft music that drifted through the sound …

  • Where We Go From Here

    The first ten minutes or so of the ride back to Wilmington was very quiet; Alex spent most of it with her eyes closed. Aaron saw no reason to break the silence; she’d speak when she was ready. He sensed that no word or gesture could make this better right …

  • All the Time in the World

    “No. No, no, no! Lady, I already told you, I want the second bottle from the back, bottom shelf, third from the right. Not that one.” [[:charles-powell | Charles]] pointed across the bar at the specified bottle. The bartender sighed in exasperation for …

  • Dawning Light

    Alex glanced at the clock on the bedside table—it was 4:30am, fifteen minutes since the last time she had looked at it. It had been a little over two weeks since she had returned from New York. She slipped out of the bed, leaving Aaron asleep, grabbed her …

  • Wayne's house guest

    Every day since returning from the camp, [[:wayne-hodges | Wayne]] couldn’t help but wake up early. He was relieved to find that he didn’t wake [[:josephine-josie-bennett | Josie]], or at least she didn’t seem to wake when he awoke from the same damn …

  • Paint It, Black

    [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Dain’s]] voice faded from [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed’s]] mind. Looking down, he could see just how much of his blood had soaked into the makeshift barricade he sat behind. And then that realization, too, faded. A heavy weight …

  • Goodbye My Lover

    [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] sat lost in her own thoughts on a balcony in the Delaware night, smoking a cigarette. It has been raining earlier, and the wet glass spires twinkled amid the light pollution of the city. A beep from her phone broke her reverie. …

  • Slippery When Wet

    The five-hour drive from Los Angeles to Monterey passed quickly. Hourly stops to walk and water Fae notwithstanding, [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] and [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] made pretty good time, spending most of the drive swapping music on the …

  • Just Like Heaven

    [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] had just hung up the long bag containing a new suit he’d bought—a concession to the dress code at [[:marshall-barsoom | Marshall’s]] choice of restaurant for the men to convene at before the mission, since the ladies had their …

  • Promises

    It was nearly time. [[:josephine-josie-bennett |Josie]] knew deep within that the coming days would likely change everything. They had gotten the call early that morning, [[:jackson-carver-iii | Jackson Carver]], was holding a rally in Dallas. Josie had …

  • Inked

    Natalie squeezed the black vinyl of the chair, her silver-painted nails digging into the cool plastic. The pain in her shoulder was intense, but it was nothing compared to the worry in her heart. The low buzz of the tattoo needle turned to white noise as …

  • Rebirth

    Doctor Adrian Skaar knelt down by the tombstone. It said Kennedy, but he knew the coffin below was empty. For a moment his memories flashed to the fire, to the fear in her eyes, and then to the quick slash of the knife in his hand. In the present moment, …

  • Rebel Rebel

    High above Manhattan, a very unusual group gathered in the Executive Conference Room of the [[Empire Foundation | Empire Foundation’s headquarters]]. [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] had dressed for the part: sleek, black executive wear. [[:captain-retired- …

  • Shadows in the Sun

    In [[:eva-jimenez | my]] time doing what we do, I have been in some godforsaken places in the middle of nowhere, including places where it’s not safe to be a woman, places where it’s not safe to be brown, and places where it’s especially not safe to be a …

  • Wield The Spade

    ("Soundtrack":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snpg3WhLo5A) [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]]’s eyes glazed over as he stepped away from his computer for the first time in hours since he’d gotten home from headquarters. It had been a grueling few days, most of …

  • Lunch Break

    Alex was sitting in one of the small conference rooms inside ASI, reviewing various blueprints and reports strewn across the table. There are too many variables, she thought to herself as she sifted through the information. She closed her eyes, resting …

  • When The Rage In Me Subsides

    ("Soundtrack":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PPC7s2_Qh8) The pounding bass of the speakers placed around the dance floor of the trendy Dallas nightclub to which the women had gone after dinner rang in [[:eva-jimenez | Eva]]’s ears. Downing the last …

  • It's No Game

    Her finger hovered just above the off switch for the helicopter when a call came in on the dedicated ASI line. She saw Granger look back at the bird with a question in his eyes and she raised a finger to indicate a moment. 'Yes Elijah?' "Grace, I need …

  • Changes

    We finally got a break. A hacker has unleashed a ton of dirt on [[:jackson-carver-iii | Carver]] hidden in some offshore company and it's a media frenzy. He's holding a rally in Dallas, TX, circling the wagons to dispute the leak. The [[The Union | Union …

  • The Hearts Filthy Lesson

    [[:jackson-carver-iii | Carver]] is planning an event in Dallas. While we know where’s he going to be, it’s a perfect time to hit at the heart of the bastard’s web and get whatever pay data we can find. Our informants and intel confirm that most of the …

  • Moonage Daydream

    Too long has [[:jackson-carver-iii | Jackson Carver]] been a thorn in our side whether it be his coterie of horrors or his more banal attempts at lobotomization. Now, while he's reeling from scandal, I shall cripple him. I need a band of smart heroes to …

  • The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning

    “So you’re just leaving us?” [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Leanna]] was less than happy, to put it mildly. The past few months had been intense, and she had grown close to [[:granger-simms | Granger]] through it all. What he had done for Big Man was above …

  • At the VFW

    The Contingent cell that infiltrated Carver’s rally is laying low at a VFW north of Dallas, Texas. [[:wayne-hodges | Wayne]] looks over at everyone and is amazed that they’re all alive, and not in jail. It’s been one cluster of a day, and it ain’t over …

  • Inner Contemplation

    [[:stanis-throdron | Rob]] sighed. Things appears to be more dysfunctional and not in their proper place than he was accustomed to. The forests of Brazil had the breezes, the animals call that while random were a known quantity; here, there just seemed …

  • The Tin Man

    [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] placed the last of her things into her bag. “Okay, I think I have everything. By the way, before we get to [[:gina-tarantino | Gina’s]], I need to make a stop at [[Empire Foundation | the Foundation]].” She braced herself …

  • Tough Call

    Marshall picked up his phone. He recognized the number; answered it anyway. (on phone) Hello, This is Marshall with...(sigh.) Hi, Maya...No, I can talk now...Yeah, I took a few weeks leave...Yeah, Paris. I know I'm not in the Airforce anymore. You …

  • Welcomed Distractions

    [[:josephine-josie-bennett | Josie]] looked down at her phone for a fourth time; the 'No Signal' symbol had yet to vanish, and her frustration escalated to a new level. Pacing through the cabin barefoot, she tried in vain to find somewhere she could get a …

  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

    The Suburban pulled into Granger’s Own a little after one in the morning. [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] and [[:granger-simms | Granger]] were both dead tired. Two solid days of driving, stopping only for food and bathroom breaks, had taken its toll. As they …

  • A Matter of Perspective

    Alex was packing up her laptop when Jonas dropped a stack of oversized books on her desk. “Hey Georgia, are you in a hurry to get home?” He slid one of the books aside, revealing the corner of a blue folder with red tape sealing the edges closed. “I …

  • Final preparations

    [[:wayne-hodges | Wayne]] stood on the porch of the cabin where he’d spent the last month with [[:josephine-josie-bennett | Josie]]. The last month of their lives had been almost surreal, and he wasn’t sure it had even happened. Sure, there were some bad …

  • Regrets, Part I

    ("Soundtrack":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrDj5XvZXX4) [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron Mathias]] sat calmly in the lounge chair on the executive patio as [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah Sharpe]] poured two cups of coffee and reclined on a beach towel in his own …

  • Regrets, Part II

    ("Soundtrack":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUSpBAmSMb8) Aaron rolled out of the bed in the executive suite of the private jet Natalie had been lent by the Empire Foundation, struggling to keep his footing as his blood redistributed properly …

  • Oh! You Pretty Things

    We're being hunted. Alex Lathem has been taken. Since Carver's death, many groups in the shadows have started moving against us. I need a smart group of hunters to get her back. This is obviously a trap. It will be violent, but I also hope that some of …

  • Ashes to Ashes

    "So, this is the Secret Frequency you all keep talking so much about, huh?" [[:gina-tarantino | Gina]] leaned over blocking, [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie's]] view of the screen. Her breath smelled sweet and spicy like cinnamon. Nat was worried about her …

  • Where do you want to go?

    “Yeah? Okay, you got them then? Good. Yes I’m sure I want to do this. Thanks.” [[:josephine-josie-bennett | Josie]] stood at the doorway, watching [[:wayne-hodges | Wayne]] as he sat on the porch talking on his cellphone. She wasn’t sure who he was …

  • Road Trippin'

    _“Mija, tienes que prestar atención. ¡No sueñes cuando estás conduciendo!”_ [[:tazendra-taz-crow | Taz]] had no idea what [[:eva-jimenez | Eva]] had been saying, of course, but she got it. Pay attention. No mental wandering off. It was surprisingly …

  • Daddy Issues

    “That is an excellent diagram, Mallory.” said her science teacher, inspecting the drawing of a myofibril she was copying out of an anatomy textbook. “Thank you,” she replied, not looking up from her drawing. “I am particularly interested in the …

  • Bigger than Big

    [[:charles-powell | Charles]] wiped his brow as he shrugged off the riot gear and stowed it back in its case. While great for stopping a bullet (and posing for pictures), the heavy gear was hot and stifling. He and Keith had finished taking inventory of …

  • What A Fool Believes

    Before the return flight from Rome, ASI had already directed [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] to continue on to Denver and await another set of orders from headquarters. Luckily, he still had a place to stay there. Some good friends had seen to that decisively …

  • Lazarus

    We know there was a power structure behind Carver, an enigmatic Patron, pulling strings from the shadows with a cult of followers who are willing to die for their cause. The framed document we recovered from his house has given us our first actual leads. …

  • Blackstar

    Flagstaff. The Black Star. We've seen the signs and read the dossiers. They assassinated Jackson Carver and framed it on us. They moved in to burn down the Farm in Denver and kill our allies. Someone or something there wishes to discredit and then kill us …

  • Misguided Ghosts

    [[:gina-tarantino | She]] pressed her manicured fingernail against the doorbell, smoothing down her hair as she waited. A [[:guillermo-guy-cortas | tall, athletic man]] with light brown skin opened the door. He wore a tight security uniform that showed …

  • The Luckiest

    [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] jumped as her phone began to vibrate in her back pocket. The silicone gash she was trying to apply to the actress sitting in the chair fell to the floor. “Damnit...who could be calling this early?!” Natalie mumbled to …

  • As Fragile as Ashes

    [[:sidney-denault | Sidney Denault]] sat at the massive desk that filled a large portion of his study in [[New Orleans | Longue View]], his fountain pen quick at work. Others would think it antiquated, but he insisted on handwritten answers to requests …

  • Message to Contingent Hunters

    _This message is distributed to Contingent hunters via snail mail, text from blocked numbers, e-mail from blind accounts, and robocalls._ Hunters of the Contingent, We are in a period of danger, more so than we have ever faced. Already the …

  • Sapphics

    "Sapphics":https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/53983 “Hey there. We’ve got a crazy woman here who I think y’all will be pretty interested in. She came running into the lobby of Cloverleaf HQ hollerin' about “The Key,” and …

  • Repeat Mistakes

    Mal stumbled out of the cave and ran past [[:miles-jaggens | Miles]], fighting back the urge to vomit. _Except there’s nothing left; it’s all on the floor of the cave._ She sat down and ran her fingers clinically over her abdomen and lower back, checking …

  • Duty Calls

    “And that is how I single-handedly saved a bus full of small school children.” [[:granger-simms | Granger]] finished his story and poured the shot of tequila setting it between him and [[The Sept of the Clouds | Forsetti]]. “Single-handedly? Booooooo …

  • Highway to Hell

    Location: Washington, D.C. Date Range: Weekend of February 25th, 2017 Summary: Team entered underworld and successfully sealed the M Street Bridge. Multiple sources of physical, and video, evidence collected (submitted to all three factions of …

  • Memento Mori

    [[:tazendra-taz-crow | Taz]] hung up the phone, wincing as she heard the change in [[:granger-simms | Granger’s]] voice, and stared into the dark, tangled forest just outside the old Rourke Estate. The revulsion that rose up at the thought of running into …

  • Over the World's Rim

    "Over the World's Rim":https://newrepublic.com/article/95918/four-poems-william-faulkner Dark fairies are showing up and murdering people because of it. Psychics feel it thrumming just at the edge of sight, warping their dreams. Spirits of the land …

  • A Plagued Journey

    "A Plagued Journey":https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/48992 Hey everyone! I hope you're getting this. I heard the Frequency is down but Ken said this was still a good way to reach out. Anyways, it's me... [[:gina-tarantino | …

  • Vile Machinations

    Mal, If I may be so presumptuous to call you "Mal," then perhaps I can be so in calling you a friend. I have thought of little else but those moments in which I injected you with your own medicine; to drug you and leave you on the floorboard of a …

  • [CNN.com] BREAKING NEWS

    [[File:734498 | class=media-item-align-center| breaking-news.png]] _February 20th, 2017_ *WASHINGTON, D.C.*—Historic stonework has been uninstalled from the M Street Bridge, and no Washington D.C. municipal authority has any record of a work permit …

  • 3 a.m. toast and yard work

    The rains had softened the earth making the shovels job easier. Soil gave way to clay, followed by a rich vein of minerals. Virgil Half-Dollar inspected his work. “That oughta to be deep enough”, the hobo stated as much to the night sky as to his axe …

  • All for Nothing

    _(Recording starts)_ “So I guess this is day ten since I ingested the fruit. There was concern about the amount of propofol that was needed to keep me sedated. Anyway, since I’ve been talking to myself a lot even while I was unconscious Chelsea thought …

  • Alone

    "Alone":https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/alone The San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness estimates that there are 12,000 homeless people living in the city. Citizens are used to seeing them as they go about their business, but something is …

  • Night Piece

    "Night Piece":https://newrepublic.com/article/95918/four-poems-william-faulkner "The dead are walking. Now that the machines of Heaven.exe have been shut down, it seems that souls and magic are flowing through Hill Valley, again. Unfortunately, it's …

  • Case File #040301

    The following journal entries were found in the GesLab facility in San Francisco. It is believed that this journal belonged to Dr. Ethan Prescott, the head scientist running the facility. These are the portions we were able to save from the lab. It should …

  • Faerie Tales: Susan Rourke

    A long time ago, there lived in Hill Valley a girl named Susan Rourke. Incorrigible, she would smoke, talk back to her elders, cuss, and, worst of all, skip church. Raised by a single mother, everyone knew that Susan wouldn’t amount to anything. Then one …

  • New Friends

    The itching wouldn't stop. A little spot on the back of his left shoulder blade tingled, ensuring Richard was always aware of its presence. It was a reminder of an exhausting trial that he would much rather forget. It was perhaps the first time on a …

  • An email From Zak to his Agent

    To: Fred Fulson (ffulson@glamour.kingdom) From: Zak Zimmerman (truezak@zak.awesome) Subject: You might have been right about SC!! Attachment: marvinmillerinvestigations.jpg Hey Agentman. Do you remember when I played Chris in 'The Storm Has A …

  • Souless

    *Victim 1: 35 year old caucasian male. Third degree burns across the entirety of the torso, but not cause of death. Extreme heat melted the vitreous body, and there are small fractures on the inside of the orbit.* Mal paused, trying to find the best …

  • Dam research update

    Dam History I’ve been continuing to research the history of what I’m going to refer to as the Hill Valley dam. The reason I say that is that as strange as this sounds, on every record and drawing I’ve come across, there is some sort of copying error, …

  • Chat Log between the Symbols

    ⊙: Siblings, our patronage is reaching Phase Two. Our long term nodes along the divine triangle have successfully catalyzed the tri-axis. Homo sapien psycho-genesis has reached critical mass. Active hostile protocols haven’t interceded. The Ka Realization …

  • A Lens Looking into What?

    For not the first time in the last couple months, I again lie in a hospital bed wondering if I made the wrong choice in joining the Contingent. I got partially frozen on my last mission, with two demons possessing me and trying to come alive in me. This …

  • Dear Brother

    An older reflection of John appeared upon the screen. Tired rings weighed down his eyes, and his hesitance was plain in his expression. John wasn't sure if it was the constant traveling or the years in academia that gave him the small shocks of white hair …

  • After Fifty Years

    "After Fifty Years":https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/53984 Susan Rourke believes Dorothea Dix hospital is another key location in The Patron's apocalyptic plans. Although there are rumors of the hospital's imminent closing …

  • The Race's Splendor

    "The Race's Splendor":https://newrepublic.com/article/95918/four-poems-william-faulkner One of the locations pointed out by Rouke is Morehead Observatory in Chapel Hill. This venerable location announced ambitious plans for renovations earlier in the …

  • Our Shot

    Friends, I and a few others have been thinking quite a bit about how to un-fuck the world after what happened during our last set of missions to stop the Patron(s). Not everything about the mission was bad. Specifically, the Patrons …

  • Dr. Skaar--The More You Know

    As various primetime television channels fade to commercial, the first ad opens up on Dr. Skaar leaning against his desk. The classic oak furniture and masculine earth tones of his decor give a warm, comfortable feel to his office. Off to the side, …

  • Knowing is Half the Battle

    The high tinny sound of old country music filled the dingy bar. No one seemed to pay much attention to the aging jukebox in the corner, minus the drunk next to it humming along to whichever song of heartbreak and loneliness it played. Above it stood the …

  • The Detached

    "The Detached":https://www.poeticous.com/maya-angelou/the-detached Whatever Stella let loose on the Bay Area appears to be escalating. Gina is reporting seeing lost souls all over the city. There has been a dramatic increase in the strength and …

  • Notes from the Road

    _Dozens seen on bulletin boards in migrant services centers, translated from Spanish:_ Brothers and sisters, keep your eyes open, because dark times are coming. The stories and legends of our childhoods are rising up and we are caught in the middle. …

  • Plans

    Tazendra Crow: “Wayne? Wayne! It’s good to see you, old friend. You smell kinda different.” Wayne Hodges: “That doesn’t surprise me in the least.” T: “Josie. How is she?” W: “There’s a reason I’m here, ready to fuck up some supernatural shit. …

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Contingent Version

    _Continuation of Wayne and Taz chat:_ “Ok, so who are we talking about here?” *Mages:* Well, first we’ve got a couple of mages, Whim and Forrest. They can be confusing as hell when you try to talk to them, but they’re honest allies. * …

  • The Undying Frequency

    Static briefly fills the airwaves. Radios go silent. Televisions blink. Computers lag. All at once, the silence stops as audio and video come to life, showing a young man dressed in a black t-shirt, grey jacket laid across his lap, and dark blue jeans …

  • Steamed Milk

    Freight Car Flo slowly braked the electric powered velocipede. She unwrapped the olive shemagh from her muscular face, and then pulled the vintage riding goggles to her forehead. Squinting to check the horizon away from the sea for railroad bulls and …

  • Running Out of Time

    Quintin was running out of time. The portal back would be closing soon, the beetle bridges were starting to waken and writhe, and he only had one flare left. He waited, hearing the clicks and screams of the Albino Skeletons as they followed the trail of …

  • The Quadroon Girl

    "The Quadroon Girl":https://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/the_quadroon_girl_5688 “Well, things are going to Hell in a handbasket, quick. After what we learned in the Triangle, we’re more aggressively following some persons of interest. One such person …

  • Can't Stop The Signal

    The last time [[Washington DC | Tamara Oliver]] had wandered into the Tulgey Wood, it had been a stiflingly hot and oppressive place, filled with the sounds of unnatural beasts prowling the underbrush. Now, it was cool and dark, and dimly lit with the …

  • The Promise

    [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Leanna]] stepped out of the supply closet of [[Hill Valley SC | Granger’s Own]] and into the garage proper. The pleasant Colorado air gave way to the oppressive summer heat of South Carolina. “Uuuuuugh. Summer. The worst …

  • Riots and Government Control

    Frogs chirp outside a small ranch house as the rain patters down on the roof shingles. Inside, a family sits in their living room, faces tense, staring at their TV as it fades from commercial back to the nightly news. The anchor’s somber voice cuts the …

  • Wishing Well

    The old well was a mossy, crumbling pile of fieldstones left over from the halcyon days of the Rourke estate, now taking up a small corner on the edge of the Hill Valley artist’s enclave with the encroaching forest just started to enfold it, with vines …

  • Douse the Flames in a Flood of Sound

    Donnie Fitzgerald stepped out onto the sidewalk, the humid summer air almost suffocating. They would be there any minute. He'd been working every other day since they started, but today was Saturday, and Saturday was Donnie's day off. It was cloudy …

  • Dance, Magic, Dance

    “You remind me of the babe.” “What babe?” “The babe with the power.” “What power?” “The power of voodoo!” “Hey, if you’re talking about Maman Minerva, she’s got a name, and it’s kind of rude to call her things like ‘babe', [[:forest | …

  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door

    *St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hagerstown, Maryland* “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been…. 2 hours and 36 minutes since my last confession.” Father Franklin looked up, glancing toward the screened confessional window. “That’s quite …

  • There'll Be Peace When You Are Done

    _The E-GaDs video feed shows a dark-skinned man in an impeccably-tailored charcoal suit seated behind a massive oak desk; his expression is taciturn and resolute. A circular wood-paneled wall partition in subtle ambient lighting curves around to frame the …

  • That One Regret

    A TV on in the background playing a movie, while Wayne packs: “My mommy always said there were no monsters - no real ones - but there are, aren't there?” “Yes, there are.” “Why do they tell little kids that?” “Most of the time it's true.” …

  • One Day More

    “So this is it, man, one way or the other. We win or we die. Or maybe we win _and_ we die. _¿Quien sabe?_" “Girl, why you gotta be so damn depressing right now,” Reggie replied, “when y’all so damn close to the end of this shit?” “Because I need it …

  • If there is no tomorrow

    Harry launched a multitude of windows across the screen by hitting Enter. Each flashing texts or graphics before closing to leave a single window with stats churning upward. He watched intently as the numbers continued to climb, After they passed some …

  • Stayin' Alive

    "You've been doing what?" "Uh, crawling through the "zom-bayou":https://the-contingent.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/the-quadroon-girl and kicking the proverbial ass of a tower of flesh. And then there was that battery of bad juju... Heh, bad-tery." …

  • Down in Belize

    "Down in Belize":https://youtu.be/UfAqP_3oNn8 John Arthur opened the trunk of his 2013 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. He tossed in the gear he had brought back into the alleyway: axe, shovel, a few empty bottles, and two empty cans of kerosene. Didn’t have the …

  • Craigslist Roommate

    I’ve made a mistake. Pro-tip; never advertise for a roommate on Craigslist. When Amanda first messaged me, I was excited, because I’ve never really had many friends who are the artsy type. She just landed a role in an off-Broadway musical, which is …

  • Who's Richard?

    Rhys wrinkled his nose. The smell was horrendous, and it took most of his concentration to keep himself from retching. Wherever John was for the last year, it certainly wasn't sanitary. The filthy remains of what looked to be a WWII uniform was strewn on …

  • Better monster hunting through technology

    To: Ryan Langston From: Fina Aquinas Subject: Better monster hunting through technology Body: Ryan, After your experience during our mission, I thought you might be interested in investigating what happened. I'm working on a database of …

  • A Deep Throated friend

    _To:_ Josie Bennett _From:_ aFriend _Subject:_ The penalty from saving Washington DC from zombies _Body:_ ...is apparently being hunted by the feds. I am a member of the group that saved Washington DC. My name is not important, but the …

  • It's Not Human, and It's Got an Ax!

    Voice mail? Really? Well this is the number [[:granger-simms | Granger]] gave me so listen up. This is Leanna. I'm calling in one of the favors the Contingent owes me...us...my people? For the thing we did for you with the Door. Capital D. You get me? …

  • Half Man, Half Beast, ALL HORROR!

    Hi, is this the Contingent? Yeah, I’m down in Bishopville, SC, in Lee County? I was out with a search party looking for a couple of missing college kids. They just called the search off. I don’t know if it’s relevant or not, and the sheriff acted like I …

  • Some Kids Are Dying To Graduate

    Hi, this here’s the hotline for them monster hunters, right? I’m Delores Gutierrez, an EMS dispatcher working in Klein County, North Carolina, and there’s something very bad about to happen here....This ghost keeps appearing on Prom Night along Paper Mill …

  • Some Kids Are Dying to Graduate

    Work alongside Dr. Sandoval put me right in my element. I am competitive by nature, so working with another expert brought my best to the fore. The work was made all the better because of the opportunity to work on a Promethean, which I would have only …

  • Tea and Conversation with the Fae

    [Published 04/20/18 in _Reader’s Digest_ ] Since joining the Contingent about a month ago, I’ve learned more about the supernatural than I ever would have thought possible. I’ve met beings that I thought only existed in bedtime stories, and even the …

  • Prayer of Father Court

    Holy Father, please help me. The Unyielding Faith of God Church in Boston is essentially disowning me. They say that moving me and my position to NY is for the best of the church. Deacon Matthews, our new bishop, tells me NY really needs me, but I know he …

  • Rocking back and forth

    Jack leans back and runs his hand through his hair as he stares up at the flickering florescent bulb in the city library. It's been two weeks since they escorted the troll back to the Contingent. He knows he should follow up on how she is assimilating …

  • Letter to HR

    I wanted to follow up to my prior letter, which apparently never reached you, as I have yet to receive a response. While I'm delighted to be a part of the Contingent and all the good work it's doing I must ask for a response as the bill collectors are …

  • Nothing Says Lost Forever

    "Hi this is Thomas Downing. I'm, uh, not sure this is really something for you guys, but I don't know who else to call. My uncle Bill passed away a few weeks ago at Manhattan State Psychiatric Center. When he died, they sent me his stuff. "The …

  • Evil Is Putting Down Roots

    "Hey there Contingent. The name is Sam. I think some of your people were out at my bar, The Butcher and Brü, not long ago. Good tippers. Anywho, me and my coven were out performing some rituals up state in the forest near Eagle Bay and some weird stuff …

  • They Hate to be Hungry

    “Hi Contingent, it’s Detective Laura Shearer...again. I have some murders happening in the Maria Hernandez Park that I’ve been quietly but firmly told not to move on. I tried going to a reporter friend of mine, however, before they could publish, they …

  • Meet Your Maker

    "Hello...yes, this is Doctor Pendergrass. Is this the Contingent I’ve heard so much about on the news as of late? Good, good...you see, I believe I've seen a monster roaming about in Syracuse N.Y. It's a big frightful thing, not terribly sure what to make …

  • Jeremy gets a penpal

    The first day he wrote the request, he struggled to refer to the kid as anything other than "it", struggling with the initial onset of disquiet and several flashbacks from a time he can't recall. Blurs of inhumanly tall beings wielding terrifying weapons, …

  • Fragment: Junior; Home. Op #2

    p. The smell of grass greeted him as he popped the door to the Beetle. That was good, meant the neighbors kid mowed the lawn while he was gone. He’d have to make sure to pay in advance for the next mow as well, if the work kept coming the way it did. …

  • The Spirit of Learning, Op. 2

    With my continued research in the Contingent's R&D Laboratory, I have come up with a working theory, though, it will require additional data to confirm. I first thought of it when Junior was repairing that old car that had pinned Ms. Rebecca Lynn’s not so …

  • The Real Story?

    To: aFriend From: Meredith Cohn Re: The penalty from saving Washington DC from zombies Dear Friend, Thanks again for the info. Hope you're getting plenty of rest and eating right after our latest adventure. I've attached a draft I'd like you to …

  • Finding Peace in the Horrors

    Darren inhaled purposefully as he closed his eyes. There was a brief pause before he exhaled in the exact same manner, trying to match the length of time taken for both. He lay in the salt-water tank, floating just at the surface and let his mind wander …

  • What's in the Box-Part 2: Results

    Hello Ms. Fisher, We've been studying the Cube that you left with us for a month and we found some strange occurrences. First, we'll go through what R&D has discovered: # We can scan through outer layers but cannot determine what's on the inside. …

  • Another Email from Zak Zimmerman to His Agent

    To: Fred Fulson (ffulson@glamour.kingdom) From: Zak Zimmerman (truezak@zak.awesome) Subject: Apology Please Forward Agentman! Find the email for Johnny Purify (you know who I mean) and send him what I’ve written. (Don’t edit or “correct” anything, …

  • Internal Memo

    Sent 05/12/18 From: Meredith Cohn To: Elton Mayo CC: Vivian Chastain, Dr. Jacinta Sandoval Subject: Good Samaritan Project Mr. Mayo, Ms. Chastain, and Dr. Sandoval, My name is Meredith. I'm a newer member of the Contingent, but I'm very excited …

  • Sitting in Broad Daylight

    For Gabrielle, her free time was in the daylight. Between Happiest Day and now working a few nights a week at The Contingent, she rarely went to bed before 3 AM, and woke at 10 AM every day. Honestly, she preferred it that way, especially after her first …

  • Ghost in the Machines

    "This is Detective Jason Bishop of the 6th precinct. I have several cases I'm being pressured to close that I think fit better in your realm than mine. In each case, the criminal died a gruesome death shortly after committing a crime. The whole thing …

  • Time to Play

    "Uhhhhhh, hello? This is Khalil Abdi…I'm, uh, third-key manager at All Play & No Work on 31st Street in Brooklyn, and uhh…look, some guys came in here earlier tonight with this weird vintage board game and went into one of our back rooms to play. They …

  • Man is the Warmest Place to Hide

    "Hey, this is Jerry with Moosetracks Charters. I, uh, I hope you can help me with this. Last night, while our bus was on its way up to Eagle Bay with a tour group for the weekend, one of the passengers went... well, went sorta nuts. He attacked another …

  • Fragment: Junior; Rain. Op #2

    When it rains, it pours, Junior thought, tucking the last pistol into the holder in the Beetle. He pressed the panel closed with a light click, the dashboard looking pretty well untouched with the compartment closed. It was the fifth of its kind he had …

  • HR: Denial and Acceptance

    "HR, This is Graham, how may I help you?", the bored slightly shakey voice responded over the line. "Hi I'm Tyr Anasazi and sent a message to Elton a bit ago inquiring about our insurance. Now I'm running into problems with the claims stating that …

  • Visiting Hours

    With concentrated effort Sir Nigel Mulberry, opened his eyes. Laying in bed, he tried to focus on the world above him. At this point in his life, hospital ceiling tiles were a familiar fixture. These were a bit different, they were covered with foam …

  • It wasn't because I didn't know enough

    Rhys lofted a brow at the curious item that his youngest-now-eldest brother seemed to obsess over. It's brass exterior was dull from the excessive man-handling as [[:john-miller | John]] fidgeted with it. Yet, the little crystal lenses still captured and …

  • Bang! Bang! Bang!

    Meredith’s hands shook as she picked up the gun. _You can do this,_ she told herself, trying to drown out all the other thoughts in her head. She reached up to check that her earmuffs were on correctly, then turned to face the target 30 yards away from …

  • Alone with only your thoughts

    _“Gabrielle, Dr. Skinner will see you now”_ She sunk her body into the near boiling water, letting the heat and rose scented foam envelope her. This had been her fifth bath after her last mission in the past week, higher water bill be damned. She …

  • Improving Employee Morale

    _As the morning shift of dead-eyed operatives files in to fill their coffee mugs or grab snacks and day-old sandwiches from the commissary, Debbie Herbig stalks into the room, her face an impenetrable mask of resolute cheer; her pencil already hovers over …

  • Every Loophole Has Its Trap

    "Contingent, I just had an APB come through for five missing people. I noticed they're all Contingent hunters." -Laura Shearer h1. Investigators [[:zak-zimmerman | Zak Zimmerman]] [[:dru | Dru Westing]] [[:junior | Junior]] [[:jack-mills | …

  • ...It's Exactly What You Think It Is!

    "You’ve got to help me. They’re dead! They’re dead I tell you! I was hunting in the River of No Return with my buddies, and this… thing ran into camp! It was a giant wolfman! It ripped them apart! You’ve got to find it, and kill it before it kills anyone …

  • Who's Hunting the Hunters?

    You've been summoned to Vivian Chastain's office. With no time wasted on introductions, she cuts to the task at hand. "I selected each of you to undertake a mission of utmost discretion," she starts, pacing the room.  "We have a problem.  Hunters are …

  • Once You See Him, Nothing Can Save You

    "Two Weeks ago, the authorities found a teen wandering in the Ramble of Central Park. This itself isn't odd, but the kid was clearly troubled, dirty, and showed signs of exposure. Medical came to the scene and took the boy to Manhattan State Psychiatric …

  • Blood Screening Procedure #21

    My hands haven’t stopped shaking. That whole mess was so god damn meaningless. Six people are dead, that I know of, seven counting that nut job that was herding us through the woods like game on one of his hunts. All because of some vendetta against …

  • John's Final Words

    Samantha held the bronze tube gingerly, eyeing the confounding device with dread. She didn't ask for it, yet here it was, willed to her by [[:john-miller | John]]'s dying breath. A slow sigh escaped her lips, composing herself. She still hadn't finished …

  • Bringing floral back

    "If you survive maybe we could bring you back." No, oh, hell no. She's worked so hard to get away the first time. She wanted to shoot something. Or run away, farther and faster, because she clearly didn't do a good enough job the first time. Kenny came …

  • What's in the Box-Recovery

    _I know I’m dreaming, because it’s the same dream that I’ve been having for the past month or so, ever since I had the vision. I see the cube, and inside is my father’s head, telling me that it needs more blood. The blood is coming, it’s pooling around my …

  • The Hawiian Shirt Friday Luau

    For its budget and being rather last minute, Gabrielle had been rather impressed by what her and her team had been able to accomplish. It wasn’t extravagant, but for most office parties this was a lot better. No plastic palm trees, but instead carefully …

  • Selected Excerpts of Zak Zimmerman Media Coverage

    Selected Excerpts of Zak’s Recent Media Coverage: “Loser Actor Abandons Son at Hospital” - Headline from BuzzFeed “Who Is Zak Zimmerman and Why Did He Abandon His Son?” - Segment Header from E! “Zak Zimmerman: Viral Stunt or Criminal Negligence …

  • Getting Out of Your Own Head

    Sun is shining through the windows and casts beams of light across the room adorned in dark wooden furnishings with deep red adornments. Darren slowly walks over to a soft, cushioned chair with high arms and back. He settles in and picks at the pills of …

  • Failing Forward

    Willard was on his way back to R&D after being interrupted by an email from Derrick. He had spoken to [[:samantha-miller | Samantha]] about [[:john-miller | John]]’s decomposed remains a few days ago. He was distracted by his research and had forgotten. …

  • Losses and Gains

    _Goddamn, what a couple of months._ _“Travel the world!” everyone had said. “Meet new people, go to interesting places. The world is yours for the taking!” Even now, a 15 year old commercial played on the shiny flatscreen trying to get people to buy …

  • Family Tradition, Part 1

    Samantha and Rhys eyed the grey-haired man sitting across from them. It had been little over a year since they last met; A family reunion of sorts around Christmas, 2016. It wasn’t a particularly happy reunion then. It certainly wasn’t one now. He seemed …

  • Finding Peace in the Horrors ...

    _VOICEMAIL - Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:45PM ET_ “Samantha. Hi, this is Darren Knox. I know we haven’t yet been able to be properly introduced, but I would like to meet with you to discuss some things. I know it is still a rough point in time for you …

  • Recovery Room

    Samantha was nervous. They all spent time recovering in a hospital together in Idaho, and before that was on a mission with them. But warming up to people, even if she could commiserate with them, was difficult. Not to mention, meeting with Sir Nigel was …

  • One, Two, He's Coming for You

    "Hi, this is Bob Risher from Clockmark Productions - one of our interns found your work on the internet and it has really kicked our writers into overdrive! Production is set to start in just a few days and we'd love to have all of you down to the studios …

  • Sometimes, dead is better

    "Contingent, Laura Shearer. I need you to look into some disappearances out on Staten Island, there’s kids missing, like they just vanished from their beds. There’s a lot of tension out there, the local cops really don’t know what to do, and it's out of …

  • This Summer, Go To Hell

    "Hello, I really hope someone can help me—I've been on hold here for nearly THREE WHOLE MINUTES, and this is an EMERGENCY! My name is Andrea Russell-Klein, of Klein REALTOR® Kings of Portsmouth, and our summer rental business is absolutely DEVASTATED! Our …

  • Home Page

    [[File:834362 | class=media-item-align-center | season5.png]] A year has passed since the Contingent derailed the Patrons' plans to create Hell on Earth. The general public knows the truth about the extranormal, and hunters no longer need work in the …

  • Main Page

    [[File:556044 | class=media-item-align-center | hunter-group.png]] h1. What is The Contingent? Throughout history, humanity has banded together to protect their communities from imminent dangers. [[The Contingent | The Contingent]] crosses cultural …

  • Professions

    Since characters are partially defined by their “day jobs” in the Hunter system, we've included short descriptions of the Professions below. Hopefully this will help you hit upon a concept that you would like to roleplay. *Academics* live a life that, …

  • Compacts

    h4. *A Note (From Melissa) about Compacts* Hunters are mere mortals facing the unknown. They are weak and vulnerable. Banding together with like-minded hunters to form conspiracies is one of the few ways they can survive. Compacts are organizations …

  • Melissa

    My games are focused on story, characters and action. If you sit at my table, expect a very pulp feel for our game as we will be investigating mysteries and facing down monsters every week. While I do create scene ideas and props for use in game play, …

  • Semi-Organized Play Facts

    The Contingent is modeled loosely on the concept for the Pathfinder Society. The players portray members in good standing with The Contingent, a large scale organization of Hunters in the Chronicles of Darkness setting. The Contingent investigates …

  • Character Generation and Rules Adjustments

    * Players are allowed to create two characters for the season. If both characters die, the player will be out for the remainder of the season but will be able to create a new pair of characters for the next season. * Characters will be built using the …

  • Character Advancement

    At the end of every session, surviving hunters will earn 5 experience points for their participation. Character sheets are going to kept by the staff at Event Horizons. When a session begins, every player will be given a few minutes to spend any …

  • The Contingent Compact

    Throughout history, men have banded together to protect their communities from eminent danger. The Contingent crosses cultural boundaries and philosophies to bring hunters together to prevent the dangers that lurk in the shadows from snuffing out the …

  • Eric

    I'm a Storyteller that enjoys allowing the players the latitude to tell their own stories, but at the same time, introduce clues and other elements to make sure the players have a chance to meet the goal of the scenario. I like evoking atmosphere in my …

  • Allie

    I'm the type of Storyteller who believes that story will always trump rules and that actions always have consequences. I have no hesitation in killing off a character if they do something truly, stupendously stupid. I like to weave humor into the …

  • Richard

    I love horror films, especially ones that genre-blend with comedy and action. My style as a GM is character-centric and focused on keeping things interesting. My goals for this campaign are to excite you, intrigue you... and then terrify you when you …

  • Non-Character Story Points

    A place for STs to deposit items about locales, concepts, factions, and other non-character story elements that our players and STs might want to read. [[Filexa | Filexa]] [[Thayton House | Thayton House]]

  • Thayton House

    [[File:454692 | class=media-item-align-left | 1_MINE.jpg]]Built in the early 1900s by [[:nathaniel-thayton | U.S. Congressman Nathaniel Thayton]], Thayton House is a marvel of architecture and opulence from an era largely forgotten by short-sighted …

  • Will

    My approach to Storytelling is that players are the element of change. My games are set up to have their own end points and consequences if the characters didn't exist and it's up to players to decide what is best. I tend to run in a more narrative manner …

  • Operation Gestalt

    h1. Dr Von Hamner's notes While [[Project Chimera | Project Chimera]] seemed mostly harmless, the notes also mentioned another organization named Operation Gestalt. It’s actions seemed far more sinister. The group found less info on Operation Gestalt, …

  • Cathy

    My goal as a GM is for you to feel like you're an integral part of the story. I aim to have my games be engaging, fun, interesting, and hopefully a little creepy.

  • Byerly

    "From my Meetup profile for RTR":http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Tabletop-Roleplayers/messages/boards/thread/20986262/40#128320327 h1. Background I started roleplaying in college 15 years ago. I played White Wolf games nearly exclusively for the first …

  • Season 1 Synopsis

    "Click Here for a list of Season 1 Adventure Logs and Characters":https://the-contingent.obsidianportal.com/search?tag=Season+1 Season 1 began with the mysterious [[:chester-6 | Chester]] recruiting new people into [[The Contingent Compact | the …

  • Season 2 Synopsis

    Season 2 started with the members of the Contingent discovering that the Contingent Conspiracy was much bigger than just [[:chester-6 | Chester]]. The characters meet other Compacts that work for [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah Sharpe]] and [[:trent-remington | …

  • The Secret Frequency Compact

    In the end, the folks on the Secret Frequency want as many people to know as much of the truth as they possibly can. Some want to arm humanity against the danger in their midst. Some just want to film weird things. And some want to prove they were right …

  • Empire Foundation

    [[File:706080 | class=media-item-align-left | 150x150px | Empirelogo.png]]For the Empire Foundation, investigation is absolutely everything. It’s not about stopping supernatural phenomena, or fighting evil. It’s about knowing. The current orthodoxy among …

  • The Union

    [[File:706101 | class=media-item-align-left | 150x145px | Union_mark.png]]Although some of its members would like to be a bit more proactive, the Union is essentially reactive. If a monster doesn’t come onto a member’s turf, or it doesn’t appear to hurt …

  • Amalgamated Solutions International

    [[File:706104 | class=media-item-align-left | 150x162px | ASI_Logo.png]][[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah Sharpe]] founded Amalgamated Solutions International (ASI) in late 2000 to combat various occult threats uncovered during Sharpe's time working with Task …

  • Character Generation

    # All rules for the third season of The Contingent can be found in the "Chronicles of Darkness Core Rulebook":http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/168428/Chronicles-of-Darkness (formerly called nWoD Core Rulebook 2nd Edition) and "Chronicles of Darkness: …

  • House Rules

    h1. Aspirations Players *must* announce their Aspirations when signing up for a session and selecting a table. Until your character’s aspirations are listed, your spot at your desired table will not be saved. You'll still get to play, but at whatever …

  • Justin

    I am Justincredible and you will have fun in my sessions. For more details: The first time I ran a game was when I was 8, after reading through a scenario for 2nd ed dnd. I feel like it's very important for the ref to know the rules, so that the ref …

  • Melissa T

    As the events in the story unfold, the characters will have the opportunity to change the course of things through exploration and investigation. Conflict is always possible, and combat may be necessary. I hope to give every player the chance to shine and …

  • Season 3

    h1. Season 3 Sessions h2. Session 1 h3. [[The Jean Genie | The Jean Genie]] h3. [[Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) | Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)]] h3. [[Let's Dance | Let's Dance]] h2. Session 2 h3. [[New Killer Star | New Killer …

  • Connecting the Dots

    The central recurring themes we’ve been seeing are: the Black Star, the Patron, the Fae, the Key, and activity to do with the Underworld. Blackstar: * Skaar’s research was on stars moving between positions due to dark matter. * In Let’s Dance, the …

  • The Secret Frequency

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed’s]] cell phone vibrated on his work desk. More accurately, it rattled a pile of reports that covered that particular area. Ed shoved the papers to one side and hit the speakerphone button. “Yeah? This is Ed.” he called out, …

  • Someone Has to Say It

    The snow had been falling since the previous evening. [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] had left the cabin earlier in the day to run in for some supplies and [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] had spent most of her time staring at the blinking cursor on the screen. She …

  • Pre-Game Jitters

    The bags were always packed. Even when there was a daily discussion about walking away from everything and starting over, neither of them unpacked the “hunting” bags. In the first few months after [[Welcome to Littleville | Littleville]], it was a regular …

  • Living the Dream

    [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] had just finished packing her kits, laying her surgical equipment neatly on top. You could never be too prepared. Satisfied, she turned to her computer, making sure all her emails were answered. They were expected to be …

  • It's a Magical Place

    h6. Excerpts from [[:alex-lathem | Alex's]] Journal Day 1, Detroit: early afternoon It had been my idea after all, and here we were standing in a bar full of people that I wanted to run away from as quickly as I could. It was loud, boisterous and a …

  • A Game of Find the Hidden Mickey

    May brought with it a bit of cabin fever for me and [[:alex-lathem | Alex]]. The secret frequency had turned up some leads and we left my cabin for Detroit. [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace Valentine]] needed some help and it seemed like a good …

  • The First Step is a Blue Slurpee

    Mal scratched her arm, and frowned as flakes of dead skin dusted the steel table. Stupid sunburn. The trip to Orlando was nothing like what she had expected. When she had left, all she could think about was the gore that Aaron had mentioned in his vision. …

  • Elf-Wizards of Detroit

    h6. written by [[:mercedes-gauron | Mac]] -God, I can’t even begin- I’ve gone on a lot of hunts, in the past two years of being a Hunter, but I still feel like I don’t know half of what’s going on in this world. That pisses me off. So, I’ve decided …

  • Laying It Out

    h6. A glimpse into Domino's life The folders splayed out across the table. It disheartened [[:domino | Domino]] that none of his regular party members decided to help him out. _Do they see what's happening to The Contingent? Do they see my part in it …

  • While Ed's Away

    “What?” he dropped his pack by the door and turned to the eyes that were burning into the back of his head. Alex was standing by the kitchen table, her laptop and books filled its surface, papers spilling into the chairs and down to the floor around …

  • What, Why and How

    h6. Mal tries to understand the motives of the other hunters __Multiple puncture wounds to the neck and inner thigh. The wounds are circular, one inch deep, puncturing the femoral and carotid arteries. Based on the distance between the punctures, …

  • Staring Out the Window

    _…wondering ‘Where the hell are the vampires?’_ _Ni siquiera sé porqué fui._ There were supposed to be vampires. The only reason I flew all the way across the country was to beat down some vampires. Instead, I got [[:jimmie-loften | Jimmie]], and …

  • Everyone Has a Secret

    It had all gone relatively well, aside from the ghost hunter getting his camera destroyed. What the hell had he been thinking? Alex was sitting in her hotel room, plastic bags and packaging strewn across the bed and floor. There were three phones, two …

  • Reporting In

    In another non-descript office, in a non-descript office building, Grace walks in to see Elijah standing behind a banged up desk. He smiles as he sees her, his teeth brilliant against the dark of his skin. She fights the urge to snap to attention like she …

  • Hammer Time

    __Zip!__ “Shit.” Again. It had started that night at [[:hector-del-toro | Hector’s]] place. Maybe [[:mercedes-gauron | Mac]] actually did have an unhealthy interest in comic books and smithing, as Elisa claimed, because when one’s standing in only a …

  • Passing thoughts on a man who would be god

    There we were, out in the desert. A place that drives men to madness, and that's what we looked at square in they eye. Despite his psionic abilities, a mage had succumbed to that fatal edge all greats must walk, and now, he, a monster named Sweet William, …

  • Keeping an Open Mind

    “Get in there you bitch!” Mal tried to shove the med kit into her large backpack, which was already bursting at the seams with the rest of her equipment. After struggling for another minute, she eventually gave up. No matter how many times she had …

  • Caveat Emptor

    Per a request from this Elijah person, [[:alex-lathem | Alex ]] and I made our way down to San Francisco to look into a legit haunted house. I guess [[Operation Mortimer | you take care of one]] and you get a reputation... [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | …

  • Kindred Spirits

    The lab was dark, and Mal sprayed a fine mist of Lumol over the cotton swab she had used to take a sample of the ‘paint’ from the doll Jolette’s mouth. It glowed blue ever so faintly. “Ha! Yes! Got you, you creepy bitch.” she exclaimed triumphantly. She …

  • Let's Do Lunch

    Note to self, do not sit with [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] and [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] while they are discussing special effects makeup, especially about dead bodies and other things that have tried to kill us. One would think that going to a …

  • Death of Innocence

    h6. Mac's musings over Mossburg's grave [[:mercedes-gauron | She]] had gotten the good stuff for this private blot. She didn’t know if he had had any spiritual leanings – Hunters simply didn’t talk about that kind of thing, unless it was relevant to …

  • In the Doghouse

    h6. A few days after [[Bad Moon Rising]] *“Who the fuck is Guy?!”* [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed’s]] peaceful slumber instantly crashed around him. He gazed, bleary-eyed, up at the blond man shouting at him… Who was waving Ed’s phone around and …

  • Ah-woo Werewolves in Denver

    h6. from [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie's]] journal So that was the most intense, amazing, exciting, scary mission I've never been on. I knew that when I joined The Contingent, I would experience some amazing things and hopefully get to help people deal …

  • Bad Moon Rising

    _Journal entry June 23_ _Sometimes the universe throws everything at you at once, and the only thing to do is plow through it head on. It started after we got back from San Francisco, there was an email from Mac. I remembered her from the brief …

  • Heroes Of Fur And Fang

    It was nearly 9pm on Sunday when Aaron and Alex pulled in at the edge of the Kincaid property. Natalie immediately latched onto Alex and dragged her away to make frozen fruity cocktails with her new pal, Gardner; Natalie was obviously sucking up the …

  • Reap What You Sow

    [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] posted on those damn forums about having more wacko dreams. People in the woods getting pounced by some monster. Hit a little close to home, so I went out to Denver to help. [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] went too, partially to keep me …

  • Girls' Night Out

    The whirlwind that was Natalie grabbed Alex by the hand before she and Aaron had a chance to walk twenty feet from where they had parked. “I am so glad you made it back before they’re all gone.” She was holding a plastic cup with a reddish purple slushie …

  • Heading Home

    Something wasn’t right. There was a routine, it was the way they had done things since Alex had come to stay at the cabin. On the way home, she would sleep for the first few hours and then after lunch they would start going over their notes. Later, Ed …

  • Severance Packages

    h6. The Watchmen “Dr. Skaar will see you now.” Susan flashed him a condescending, perfunctory smile. George hated Susan. He was theoretically above her, but the Administrative Staff associated with Adrian all acted like they were in on some big secret. …

  • Science Can Explain Anything

    Mal had returned from Detroit, and was slowly falling apart. The idea of the Underworld, or even an afterlife was too big to be forced into her mental structures. There was room for ghosts, demons, and all manner of supernatural creatures. But Hades, an …

  • Winging It

    Mal was already predisposed to disliking Frank from the start. It was her standard practice to avoid outside bias prior to having all the facts, but after reading Dr. Skaar’s report from the mission in Mexcio, she already had the notion in her head that …

  • A Familiar Scent

    Taz was walking. It's what she did. Her Detroit warehouse den was waiting, snug and safe and full of fascinating things picked up here and there, but it wasn't time to rest yet. Kennedy was dead, right? Still? Now? Or is she going to die and Taz's …

  • Are You A Good Witch or a Bad Witch

    h6. Alex's notes I am still unsure of how to process it all. My head is a mess, I can’t sleep. At least I’m not puking up my guts anymore. I need to write it to keep it all straight, I’ll sort my feelings out later. We went to Vermont and met with …

  • Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five-Pound Bag

    h6. written by Ed If you look up FUBAR in the dictionary, I'm fairly certain you'll find a _See Also_ that points you to our trip to Vermont. [[:domino | Domino]] asked for some help with a town possibly full of mages. [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] is …

  • Bloodhound

    h6. Ed's trip to take Alex to Atlanta [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] had hung around as long as he could in Atlanta. He'd carried all the heavy things into the upstairs apartment. And then he'd loitered around, to the point it became clear he had no other …

  • Victim

    When Mal closed her eyes she could visualize the hand shaped bruises on the Liza Matthews arms, the marks from the chains around the girl’s ankles. Spirit, she corrected herself. _Multiple contusions on biceps and forearms. Width of approximately 5 …

  • If I Should Die Before I Wake

    h6. Alex's Journal The very mention of experimental meds and tech made me nervous for personal reasons. Things rarely go as planned, and when dealing with the supernatural, it’s pretty much a given that shit is going to hit the fan; it’s just a matter …

  • Too Much Time

    Alex woke up suddenly, kicking the tangled sheets away from her legs, and sat up in the dark. Panic subsided as her brain registered the unfamiliar shapes and shadows, reminding her that she was, in fact, in her own apartment over Dr. Burton’s garage in …

  • You're Not the Hero

    Mal argued with [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] and [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] over the merits of keeping the bodies, shipping them to the Empire Foundation. It was what they would expect from her. In the end they burned them, because Ed was stubborn, and would …

  • Big Wheel Keep on Turnin

    [[:elijah-sharpe | Elijah ]] invited me out on a cruise to show his appreciation. I don't like boats that much, so I went to help [[:captain-retired-grace-valentine | Grace]] and [[:franklin-frank-wilkes | Frank]] instead. Fate can be a real bitch …

  • Short Leash

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] stepped into the steaming hot shower. His mind sort of drifted while he let the stress fade away. All this driving was starting to get to him - he wasn’t even sure the last time he saw the inside of his cabin. If he wasn’t on …

  • Allegro Natalie Patient 237

    From the files of Dr. Andy Zamar, Psychiatrist ASI Patient was referred for therapy for PTSD after surviving a vampire attack on a company cruise. Patient is female in her late 20's. Currently employed by film studio in Vancouver, B.C. but her home …

  • We Need To Talk

    Eva drove them out of town with decisive alacrity, taking every corner as hard as the top-heavy Suburban could manage without rolling over, accelerating with total disregard for all posted speed limits on every straightaway she could. Mal fretted over her …

  • Pound of Flesh

    h6. written by Ed This job takes a lot from us. Sometimes more than we want to give… [[Loose Ends | Braxton Falls]] was nearly the end of us. We bumped into something a lot bigger than us. Better organized, better equipped, and damn massive. And …

  • New Beginnings

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] watched, paralyzed, as [[:alex-lathem | Alex]] and [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]] walked into the lobby of the Holiday Inn. Eva tossed a few words of friendship before pealing back onto the freeway. There was a fresh sting in Ed’s …

  • Doctor Mallory Cunningham

    The head cultist started to speak and Mal trembled, as too much stimuli overwhelmed all of her senses. Her voice was loud and authoritative, and Mal wanted nothing more than to submit, in order to make it stop. Then Wayne started talking, the pressure …

  • I'm Leavin

    *Date*: September 5th, 2016 *To*: personnel@asi.net *From*: [[:aaron-mathias | amathias@asi.net]] *Subject*: Letter of Resignation To Whom It May Concern— "This letter serves as notice of my resignation from Amalgamated Solutions International": …

  • Marshal Inspiration (Live Broadcast)

    Marshall stood immaculately dressed in shirt, slacks, and a colorful tie which clashed violently with the retiree’s usual bland color scheme. From behind a desk, where an American flag hung visibly behind him, he asked “Are we recording?” “Yes, Mr. …

  • Bat Country

    “Combine harvester blade death traps? Tupperware claymore mines? Potato guns that fire gas canisters? Awesome.” [[:tazendra-taz-crow | Taz]] was sitting in the window of the Camaro, resting her chin and arms on the roof while the guys threw their packs …

  • Swords to Plowshares

    “It’s actually a pretty weird mix of disappointment and relief…” [[:granger-simms | Granger]] was taking a combine harvester blade off one of the defensive contraptions he, [[:eva-jimenez | Eva]], and Keith had made. “There’s this part of me that kinda …

  • Wishes

    [[:edward-mclaughlin | Ed]] had just left [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Simon’s]] bunker when [[:eva-jimenez | Eva]] ambushed him. [[:the-sept-of-the-clouds | Dain]] and [[:mallory-mal-cunningham | Mal]] were with her, but it seemed that neither had had any …

  • Come Out and Play

    h5. Granger and Taz finally get around to learning how to drive It was a relatively cool morning for Hill Valley, South Carolina, but the day had settled into a state of hot, sluggish humidity by early afternoon. The great bay door was left open - the …

  • Georgia on His Mind

    “You didn’t have to do that,” Alex unlocked her apartment and pushed the door open. She dropped her keys in a bowl on the counter. “Yes, I did.” Jonas came through behind her, sitting a bag beside the bowl. “That abomination that you call a coffee …

  • Fireworks

    h5. Natalie Deals With Waiting After Dallas [[:natalie-allegro | Natalie]] checked her phone for the hundredth time. Still no new message from [[:aaron-mathias | Aaron]]. _Please be safe_. She repeated the mantra in her head, the same one she’d been …

  • Make Humanity Great Again

    The hunters sped through Dallas toward Parkland Memorial Hospital, where the authorities had taken [[:jackson-carver-iii | Jackson Carver's ]] corpse. Mal stared out the window, her thoughts alternating between ‘This is a very stupid idea’, ‘You’re …

  • All In Good Time

    h5. Dallas, July 4th Sitting in the front row of the crowded press box, [[:josephine-josie-bennett | Josie]] could barely hear those around her over her own heartbeat. The sound was near deafening. She was certain the people sitting next to her could …

  • The Sept of the Clouds

    The heart of the Sept of Clouds territory is a family farm that has evolved over time into a hippie like commune, where cannabis and organic produce is grown. The families of pack members and those who support the pack live in a series of cabins and …

  • New Orleans

    Despite the innumerable hardships placed in its path, New Orleans always seems to rise from destruction and transcend its former glory. Fires, floods, war, and even disease have continually tried to break the city, but New Orleans endures with the same …

  • Washington DC

    [[File:733594 | class=media-item-align-none | 523x170px | DC.jpg]] _"Washington D.C. has everything that Rome, Paris, and London have in the way of great architecture - great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels …

  • San Francisco

    "As the years went by, San Francisco became not only my city but also my way of life. From the time I was a boy, I wanted to live in a place like my father's theater world, a magic box filled with lavishly made-up women, extravagant gay men, and other …

  • Hill Valley SC

    Hill Valley is a small town that has recently seen a massive upswing in money and employment when Cloverleaf put their headquartered there. It’s located in the north west of South Carolina near Greenville. People have always felt like the land is alive; …

  • The Story So Far

    The [[The Contingent Compact | Contingent]] is a secret organization based in the U.S. with connections across the world that combats supernatural threats to humanity. It was founded by a mysterious figure named Chester with the help of [[:trent-remington …

  • Research and Development

    [[File:845888 | class=media-item-align-right | GetImage__1_.png]]The Contingent’s R&D division consists of groups that push the boundaries of human understanding, seek out those things humans were not meant to know, and then figure out how to best …

  • Human Resources

    The Contingent has a very broad idea of what the ‘the public’ consists of—sometimes it means the frightened staff at a museum that is haunted by a vengeful shade, and sometimes it means a group of werewolf pot farmers. Members of the Human Resources …

  • Innovations

    R&D like to experiment. They experiment with the fringes of philosophy, thought experiments, drugs, explosions, stolen magic, and more. The most diligent or creative develop innovative techniques that can directly assist them in the field. h1. …

  • Conditioning

    Being an agent of the Contingent takes a physical and mental toll. Monsters are smarter, stronger, and faster, plus, they can usually break the rules of the world. To deal with that, many agents sign up for unorthodox training of the subconscious and …

  • Pacts

    HR is the Contingent’s friendly face. They interact with humans and the weirder world to foster a constructive environment, and create deals for long term growth. As time progresses, they can begin calling upon some of those deals for spectacular effect. …

  • Season 4

    [[The Story So Far]] [[Sharpe to Agents What is Known of the Patron and the Door]] h3. Session 1 [[The Valley Of Unrest | The Valley Of Unrest]] [[Sapphics | Sapphics]] [[Lament for the Moths | Lament for the Moths]] h3. Session 2 [[The …

  • New York City

    h1. Hearst Tower [[File:844425 | class=media-item-align-right | 265x400px | hearst-tower.jpg]]The Hearst Tower, located in the heart of Manhattan near Columbus Circle, was originally a six story building commissioned by William Randolph Hearst and …

  • Logistics

    The most active division of the Contingent, Logistics work to protect humanity from the monsters—and sometimes vice versa. Logistics protect the Contingent members from outside influences that might attempt to destroy or control them, and occasionally to …

  • The Contingent

    h1. New York City Headquarters h2. Facilities h3. Call Center The call center, which doubles as a reception area, is a well-lit, comfortable waiting room with a large central desk. On this desk is a computer, a phone system capable of routing …

  • State of the Compacts

    Since the revelation of the supernatural by [[:doctor-adrian-skaar | Dr. Skaar]], the [[Empire Foundation | Empire Foundation]] and [[Amalgamated Solutions International | ASI]] have had to distance themselves from the [[The Contingent | Contingent]]. The …

  • Season 5 Sessions

    h1. Session 1 [[It's Not Human, and It's Got an Ax! | It's Not Human, and It's Got an Ax!]] [[Half Man, Half Beast, ALL HORROR! | Half Man, Half Beast, ALL HORROR!]] [[Some Kids Are Dying To Graduate | Some Kids Are Dying To Graduate]] "Childhood …

  • Alex Lathem

    As a grad student, Alex found herself involved with the Contingent when she received some old journals and a grimoire that had belonged to her grandfather. Her personal search and interest in the occult led her to field work and she met [[:edward- …

  • Natalie Allegro

    _Copied from Natalie's makeup blog__ About Me Hi! I'm Natalie and I like to make people feel good about themselves. That's why I became a makeup artist. I've also always loved horror films thanks to my older brothers, so that's why I went into special …

  • Aaron Mathias

    Hopeless stoner. Professional gamer geek. Serum-addicted dreamseer. ASI Field Operative. Screenwriter. Aaron Mathias’ life has taken a number of unexpected and thoroughly insane turns over the last four years. His greatest accomplishment during that time, …

  • Mercedes "Mac" Gauron

    While on a bizarre school trip to a re-enactment village during high school, Mac was introduced to the thing that would make life worth living: the forge. While the rest of her class was attacked by _something,_ she had huddled with the smith, and …

  • Dr. Berg von Hamner

    Alias "Dr. Hamburger". Dr. Berg Von Hamner was once one of the most respected scientists working on Project Chimera. A visionary genius in his fields of study, neuropsychology and biochemistry, Von Hamner developed technologies designed to create the …

  • Eva Jimenez

    It's the classic story: third out of four, the only girl in a family of boys, raised by her Dad after her mother died of a long, ugly illness. Learned to hold her own when the boys started shoving each other around for fun. Dad ran his own garage in L …

  • Jackson Carver III

    The Contingent knows that Carver has some ties to Project Chimera, but he has been successful at painting himself as a humble former lobbyist turned Washington outsider looking out for the little guy. Last year, he was implicated and then cleared of a …

  • Jimmie Loften

    Everyone said the house was haunted, but the Loften family didn't believe in things like that. Jimmie Loften learned the hard way, that not only are ghosts real, but they're not always friendly. He may mention his mother telling him to run and hide on …

  • Vampire Jack

    Contingent researchers have found that Vampire Jack was born as Jack G. Blaine Jr. in 1868. It is unclear when Jack's sire, Ruthbert Sinclair, the Vampire Lord that was destroyed in the Satellite bombing, turned him. But even before then, Jack was a …

  • Harry McCoy

    Before joining The Contingent Harry lived a rather average life as the son of a local news-casting celebrity. At a young age Harry decided to become a journalist like his father, though something with more investigative focus like those that worked in …

  • Reuben Kyenge

    Since his late childhood, ghosts frequently haunted Reuben whenever he was alone. They progressively got worse, more violent as he grew older. When he was 14, they poisoned his dog. As he grew into his late teens, he realized that the less he thought …

  • Elijah Sharpe

    Elijah Sharpe is wealthy and charismatic. A self-made man, Sharpe grew up in West Philadelphia, and attended MIT on a full scholarship. He has been trying to unite the disparate factions of the Contingent over the last year, facilitating communication …

  • Trent Remington

    Little is known about Trent Remington, even among those hunters with whom he works most closely. Most of his known associates are now deceased, with the notable exception of Frank Wilkes. However, it's safe to assume he has military or paramilitary …

  • Heinrich (Henry Scaggs) Shlykova

    Heinrich Shlykova has always tried to protect others. Sadly, he has spent most of his life failing to even protect himself, let alone others. His constant well­meaning failures have changed him from an energetic and outgoing child, into a wary and …

  • Granger Simms

    Granger Simms was born the son of a fisherman on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His mother died in childbirth and his father was left to raise him and his deaf brother. Given all that, he had a pretty carefree childhood and did well enough in …

  • Brandon Smith

    Hello, You can call me Brandon Smith. Is it my real name? No. Though it was the name on my passport, and it serves its purpose. Lost the real one the day I lost everything. I work for the Cloverleaf Corporation as a private accountant. Well, I use …

  • Richard Miller

    WIP h3. Journals "Old Notes and Memories, Part I":https://the-contingent.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/old-notes-and-memories "Old Notes and Memories, Part II":https://the-contingent.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/old-notes-and- …

  • Chuck Manson

    I'm not what most people would call a normal guy. I've served time in prison for a series of mass murders and while I actually did commit them the justice system worked for me and I'm now out. I was possessed by something - I'm not sure what and that …

  • Sarah Blade

    In Let's Dance, the players weren't able to get much of a read on her. She got her thugs to do the fighting with her role being to manipulate events e.g. planting a bomb on their train, and convincing one of the players at gunpoint to steal something for …

  • Forest

    In Let's Dance, Forest was waiting on the island for the players. He was recruited by a shadowy organization (Empire Foundation) to save the world. Those three words were all that's all that was needed to get him on board. The players were the ones that …

  • Charles Powell

    Charles Powell was an ordinary beat cop, until the day he and his partner Bill responded to a domestic disturbance only to find a vampire draining his victim. Charles was thrown into a wall, and lay there bleeding and concussed as the vampire snapped …

  • Josephine "Josie" Bennett

    From a young age Josie Bennett knew she wanted to be a reporter. Dedicating her entire life towards that goal, she felt she was finally on the verge of making it big. Her job at the Washington Post was moving forward, and her list of contacts within the …

  • Marshall Barsoom

    Marshall's most prized—and cursed—possession is his purple heart. He'd earned it while piloting a Spectre, the Lockheed AC-130. His aircraft had been shot down in Khafji during the Gulf war. Of the thirteen member aircrew, only he and one of his airman …

  • Claire Carver

    [[:jackson-carver-iii | Jackson]] and Claire have been married for 12 years. They met at a friend's Cotillion and the sparks were undeniable. Thrilled at the pairing, their parents encouraged their courtship. Claire has been the constant steady in Jackson …

  • Chester Wilkes

    No I never told her. I just said Marcia was busy. Marcia was busy with work every day I visited for three months until Mom passed away. And all that time I was still her little baseball star. It hurt. It felt so bad to lie to her, but I couldn't take it …

  • Miles Jaggens

    Chinese-Canadian. Went to law school in the US to study corporate law. While walking home from a frat party one night he blacked out. He woke up in a hospital with severe head trauma, no memory of the previous night, and overwhelmed by the thoughts and …

  • "Rob"ert Throdron

    Robert "Rob" Percival Throdron was born on May 7th, 1982 to Edward and Susan Throdron - their first and only child as 5 weeks after giving birth both died in a car accident. He stayed in the Pennsylvania foster system for 10 years before deciding to run …

  • Virgil Half-Dollar

    Virgil Halfdollar is a popular Hobo running for Hobo King for his first term as Hobo King on August 13, 2016. This is Virgil's second time running. His campaign platform is concentrated on organizing the Hobo Community to protect transients from the …

  • Shandi Caravello

    Shandi’s life was the definition of decent until her abduction: decent family and decent friends in a decent town. All that changed when she and her friends decided to celebrate the end of their sophomore year with a night out in Boston. As the night …

  • Domino

    An ex-mob hitman, the man simply known as “Domino” is a bit of a mystery, even to fellow Contingent members. Ask him about anything other than his personal life and he is open and personable. Ask him why he became a hunter and you get one word: vampires. …

  • Father Xander Court

    Grew up on the mean streets of Boston. Whats it to ya? I never knew my father and my mother was always at work. We had nothing. I wanted to have something. So on my 16th birthday I was jumped in to the local MS13 chapter. I guess being darker of …

  • Jack Mills

    Jack earned his Masters but decided he didn’t want to deal with the politics of going for PHD. He kept working in academia with Lindsey, his long time friend from undergrad, at the University of Chicago because of his interests but he works more as a …

  • Reyna Parker

    Marginally successful author of YA novels through Versifier Publishing company until 4 years ago. Reyna knows 3 languages; English, sarcasm, and cursive. She’s known to dress punk casual, ripped jeans, form fitting graphic tees, and her favorite steel …

  • Vickie Mack

    Vickie Mack is a brilliant police officer in every way, particularly in the aspect of social interaction.Negotiating truce with gangs, shoot outs, major drug and mafia related busts and going after the worst criminals in society are all in a days work for …

  • Gunter McHausen

    - raised on a farm - affinity for animals - father didn't interact much, remote / distant; almost evil in his demeanor towards others. Family he 'tolerated', but showed no real love to. - father disappeared leaving the family destitute. - Mom moved …

  • Meredith Cohn

    Meredith is a 28-year-old freelance journalist who has been trying for years to land a gig with a big newspaper: her dream is to work for the New York Times. She has always been intrigued by political secrets and scandals, and the existence of the …

  • Dr. Ryan Langston

    Dr. Langston grew up in up state New York where he went to a private school up until his senior year when something happened. He took a year off of school and graduated with honors from a local public school. He then went on to university where he majored …

  • Eileen Fisher

    Eileen Fisher is the daughter of an inventor, and he was her hero and best friend. On her third birthday she received a screwdriver as a gift. She was five when he taught her how to build a motor. When she was 12 he suddenly vanished without a trace. No …

  • Maddy Summers

    Maddy always had a thing for computers, not just for coding, but for taking them apart and building things. She could have gone to any college, but opted to take a job straight out of high school and learn on the job. Part of that training was strictly …

  • Tyr Anasazi

    Primary Character Motivation : Protection and defense of others, especially the ones he's closely allied with. He'll often want to seek a peaceful resolution to a conflict but is not hesitant to respond to a combat situation readily. Survivor of …

  • Willard Buss

    Willard Buss grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He did his undergrad at Emory University, Georgia, where he majored in biology and minored in business. After graduation, he was accepted into the medical program at Johns Hopkins and left the university with a …

  • Kenny Crowder

    Kenny's Front Pocket List as of real-world 4/28/2018 *Fake?* Pope Lick Monster Lock Ness monster Jersey devil -Squatches- Government -lizard men- Aliens Chupa -ka- -cub- -kob- Goat eatin lizard Mega shark -Giant squid- kraken? Jackalope …

  • Morgan Lindsey

    Morgan always has been and always will be a New Yorker. Born in Manhattan, raised and still living in Brooklyn, she's been surrounded by the chaos of the city her entire life. Her parents were both artists, and were constantly fighting for fair …

  • Gabrielle Ahern

    Gabrielle considers her upbringing normal, if not very lucky. She grew up in Hartford, CT, with her two parents and went to a great school system. She studied hard, was involved in many extracurricular activities, and had amazing friends. This continued …

  • Ines Doucet

    Ines was born and grew up in New Orleans. Her father she doesn't remember at all; her mom she only remembers the presence of. Her early childhood is a haze, the clear delineation point of where she starts remembering is a flood that occurred when …

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