As we return to the ship Kristine sees someone she hasn’t seen in ages, her parents, dun dun dun!!!
They are the epitome of upper crust socialites. And they have discovered her whereabouts due to her appearance on spacetube. They have come back to take her home since she has surrounded herself with such low types. They think they can get her position at the hospital reinstated if she comes along with her meager possessions. She says she will think about it while she gets her things and will meet them at the hotel in about an hour. We continue on, get our gear and head through security and to Violet 1 subsector 11.
We meet with Li’s security down at the subsector and they give us a brief briefing about the shanty town economy of the area. We head out and try to track down the Cult of the Void. Right at the entrance there is a small clinic/pharmacy. Corbin walks up and asks the proprietor if he is familiar with the Cult of the Void. The shopkeep says he has heard of them and points Corbin down the hall. Alex gives the man 100 creds to try to grease the wheels and he says they have a shanty with thicker walls but he doesn’t know which one. We head further into the slums and keep looking and asking. Our searching leads us to the square/promenade area where there seems to be more activity. Corbin starts looking for the Cultists which preach and convert and soon finds one. He sends Alex over to talk to the man so we can follow him back to their headquarters. They talk for a bit and Alex tells him that he wants to learn more and the man offers to take him to one of the meetings which is at a hall not too far from here. Alex heads off and we follow a bit behind while the preacher talks on about his religion (which is a lie!). We arrive at the meeting hall which is a larger but still ramshackle structure. Corbin lets Alex enter and tells him they are going to monitor him over the comm and let us know when the prophet and the majority of the congregation arrive and we will come in guns hot. Alex waits for a bit while one of the brothers talks to him while we watch and notice that most of the sheep that the cultists are bringing in are not shanty people but tourists and residential people.
After about an hour of waiting, the “sermon” starts and the lights dim while someone comes in to the podium wearing robes and a black mask and the cultists are all wearing robes now. Corbin walks up and Zap gloves one guard while Jameson gun butts the other and we walk into the “church” and Corbin takes the masked ones legs with the kinetic pistol, Jameson shoots one of the cultists in the chest, Doc shoots one in the torso and one in the arm and Alex starts moving up toward the podium. The tourists begin to scream and run about. Corbin and Jameson step to the sides to clear their line of fire and Corbin shoots one in the groin (Major Dick Shot) whom then collapses, Jameson pops another, Kristine fires away and takes out another one and wounded a second, and Alex sees the cult leader stand and start to draw a weapon and fires at Corbin who barely dodges out of the way. The weapon is obviously alien and fires a blast of black energy and the wall behind him vanishes and reappears much like the blackness we saw on the Kronin ship. Alex runs up to the Prophet and tells him we need to go, we need to get you to safety. Corbin returns fire and destroys some of the podium he was using as cover, Jameson shoots him as well and hits him in the chest but Alex notices that his robe kind of flickers like the gun shot. Kristine takes two shots at the Prophet and hits once in his left leg and sees the robes flicker again. The cultists start to charge the group and the Prophet turns runs at the wall and shoots it and jumps through the hole, Alex follows and tries to jump through the hole but it flickers shut just as he hits it. He feels cold as he touches the space though. Corbin and Jameson jump out and take the side alleys to try and catch up with him while Kristine takes out the rest of the cultists. Neither one of us sees him but suddenly Jameson is cut out of contact. The group rushes to catch up with him.
We arrive to his last known location but all we see is his gun lying on the ground. We pick it up and start looking around to see what happened while Alex uses his psy ability and he feels the cold feeling as before and starts to shake. Corbin pushes him out of the spot and he comes out of it, but he says he felt a cold sensation that had a psychic pull to it that was trying to pull him into it. Jameson is KIA and we are no closer to finding the leader or his alien tech.