Eclipse Phase – The Thunder and the Whirlwind Episode 6


Last session, the Firewall agents earned their salaries. They crashed a mech party, challenged a crime boss to one on one combat, and then impersonated too-rich-for-their-own-blood Hyperelites to gain access to the inner chambers of Skinesthesia. While Noah donned his old personality and spun a web of deceit, John and T.O.M. managed to find the lab where Dr. Worthmeyer was conducting her research.

Unfortunately, what was waiting for them was horrific beyond words. The Firewall agents, barely managing to contain the exsurgent threat that had consumed Dr. Worthmeyer, beat a hasty retreat. They managed to cover their trail with some desperate clean-up tactics and composure under pressure, delaying the sure-to-follow investigation and buying themselves precious time.

It seems, however, that Akinye is almost ready to make her move. She has a deadly Basilisk hack, TITAN nanotech, and her fingers on the trigger of an unknown number of exsurgents who are ready to pop.

Side Chatter


  • James – TOM (The Optimal Man). An AI programmed in a lunar laboratory, designed to be able to crack any digital protection and retrieve any data (as well as be the best psychotherapist in the known ‘verse). His accent algorithms are slowly degrading.
  • Travis – John Clastion.  Survivor of the Fall, he runs a delivery service on Mars, preferring to use his feet instead of mundane transport. He also knows all about the drugs of the transhuman future and the criminals and cartels that supply them.
  • Kevin – Griswold Stuart. Griswold Stuart is a 23rd century man, born in a 21st century man’s body, living in an AF10 world.  Reformed by Firewall, he did his best to adapt to his new world and his new place in it.  Formerly a programmer, business executive, and playboy, he is no longer sure of his own memories, much less his identity.
  • Josh – Sam Franklin. Originally a police officer with a wife, house, and the American Dream.  Left the force when he realized how corrupt it was and signed up with Direct Action.  After a long service that cost him his body and some of his memories, he works freelance for anyone who can pay, looking for his wife and his missing time.
  • Matt – Noah Lucas.  A kangaroo uplift egohunter and x-caster who escaped from Earth during the fall.  Now works towards making sure no uplifts are abused or exploited in the same way he was before the end of the world worked in his favor.


  1. Are the exploding shoggoth limb Exsurgents an original concept? or are they from the “Eclipse Phase” books?

  2. Lets see: body horror, the stuff of nightmares, and Sam giggles like a school girl when they “arrive” on the scene. I’m going to say OC. But I actually have no idea.

  3. Well that’s just it, I’m not sure if its a sample critter (Actual plays are really my only footsteps into the realm of EP, until I get “Transhuman”) or something from Sam’s imaginatively dark mind.

    1. Author

      Sam showed us his inspiration for this. I didn’t link it in the episode because the guy put very explicit copyrights and non-sharing policies on it.

      Here it is anyway

        1. They are not from the book but are fun.
          If you need EP books I can help with that.
          But fun for everyone! Now we just need that Psi-Epsilon to help us!

    2. All of the Chicago Heaven related exsurgent stuff is original content, the ‘walking limb’ version was inspired by the picture matt posted.

      1. It was very clever and well done as far as things go

  4. Hey guys, I was wondering if you were planning on continuing this AP anytime soon. I really enjoyed it so far, and with Know Evil having gone the way of a flat on Fall day it was nice to have found a replacement.

    1. Author

      We have the campaign completed at this point. At the next break in our current campaigns, we’ll post up the rest of it.

      1. Why did you answer TITAN? Isn’t the whole point of this campaign to avoid contact with and subdue TITANS? We are all doomed to meatspace hell.

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