Mrs Frieda’s Halfway Home Session 4 – Emma’s Birthday

Emma's Shadow

It’s late July at the halfway house, which is about the same as any time in the summer, except for the forgotten fact that Emma Vaerbond will soon be thirteen.  Mrs. Frieda’s not really one for ceremony, and Emma’s never been exactly vocal about the special day, especially since her “special friend” always likes to celebrate the occasion in his own way.  This year is no different.

Odyn, owed a promise of “playtime” with Emma, has made it happen. He’s whispering in a few ears, setting up a few birthday surprises, and doing his best to make sure Emma never forgets this day.

Emma’s friends?  Well, they just happen to be excellent pawns.

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Poketopia! – Gainsboro City

Joey

Having solved the crises in Limeria Village, Joey, Catman, and Jackie resolve to go their separate ways.  Well, at least Joey hoped that he and Catman would split up.  Unfortunately, it appears that they were both headed north, so Joey (regrettably) decides to hitch a ride with Catman to the next town.

Meanwhile, Isaac Collins, a fresh new trainer from Dunkelrot has made his way to Gainsboro City, the home of the Pokemon League in the Chuen region and optimal starting point for any trainer on their way to becoming a Pokemon Master.  As Isaac is about to enter the city, he hears a low rumbling not unlike a massive avalanche coming his way, wherein he sees a crazy shirtless man with a cape riding an Onix in his direction with no intent to slow down.

After a brief bit of discussion, all of the trainers realize that they’re making their way to the same city, and Catman explains that he’s been there before, riding his Onix through the city streets (in the same way that destroyed all of the roads in Limeria village), and Joey regrets his decision to travel with this man even more. . .

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Mrs. Frieda’s Halfway Home Session 3 – Family Home Evening

familyhomevening

So, the kids screwed up yesterday.  They went to go see a movie that Mrs. Frieda specifically forbid and were spotted by. . . someone.  When they had to hoof it, though, George decided the best way to escape was to call his giant firebird and fly back to the house.  In any case, Frieda knew that they went to that movie, and found a suitable punishment:  Helping out at the local LDS Church.

During the previous night, the kids were serenaded by their local pastor and missionary Elder Dane.  The kids see the opportunity to go clean the church as a way to find out more about this very strange man.  Meanwhile, everyone else proceeds to clean or set up the church in their own ways (sometimes ways that they’ve invented).

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Engine Heart: The Tricentennial – Session 2

Following a long line of investigation (and deputization), the robots have come to Smithsonian AI Director #7, who apparently has information regarding the Smithsonian’s plot to take “One of Everything.”

Hijinks and stories continue in this conclusion of Engine Heart: The Tricentennial.

PLAYERS

  • Matt: KLEEN-SCRP-2455 (“Squeegee-bot”/”Detective Bronson”):  General purpose cleaning and window-washing robot
  • Sean: TERRA-DRILLER (“Drill-bot”/”Detective Bradley”):  Subway maintenance and digging robot
  • Nate: APA079-X (“APOX”) – General-purpose android.  Detective of Human and Synthetic Crimes.

 

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Mrs. Frieda’s Halfway Home Session 2 – Let’s Go to the Movies!

Tinseltown

It’s Sunday at the Halfway House, and that means two things:

  1. Some boring missionaries from the LDS Church are going to come and give a short service
  2. The rest of the day is fairly open to whatever you want to do  (LAZY SUNDAY!)

The missionaries at the Troy Ward have just switched out recently, and the new guy appears to be vastly different from the previous ones.  That doesn’t mean that the kids are going to treat him any differently, though.

Following a very unusual service, the kids decide what to do with their day.  It turns out that Emma just heard about a new movie coming out, and she’s gotta see it now.

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