23rd November, 2013
There’s A Killer On The Road
A Supernatural Role Playing Game Event
Cast of Characters
- Blake McGrath (Shelby)
- Jayson Morrow (Peyton)
- James Beadie Jr. (Darryl)
There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah
The Doors - Riders on the Storm
Our adventure begins on the highway as our heroes are heading to Dover’s Town, Maine. A newspaper clipping about a cult have been killing people along the highway. Jayson behind the wheel, Blake sitting in shotgun seat and James taking a snooze in the backseat.
The Doors’ Riders on the Storm kicks in on an oldies radio station, as thunder rumbles off in the distance. Jayson and Blake are chatting about the stuff that’s been going on in their lives. Having heard from Sam and Dean that tell them it seems like open season on Hunters; since Harvelle’s burned down taking a slew of them, as well as three groups of Hunters have been ambushed and killed and weeks afterwards. Everyone has to be on the lookout. With this in mind, Jayson spots a hitchhiker on the road and bypasses him. A man in a suit with a trench-coat on.
They arrive in Dover’s Town (pop: 1230) late in the evening. The town looks like a ghost town as ours heroes cruise main drag. Nary an activity on the streets, as if the town had a curfew. They see lights from a gas station on and they pull in. Jayson sees that the tank is nearly empty so it’s time to fill up. James wakes up from his slumber, while Blake decides to grab some munchies.
An old gas station attendant ambles out of the store and asks what they want and Jayson tells him to fill it up. James notices the old feller putting in a few sugar cubs into the tank and decides to get out and stretch some and stand by the ol fellow. Meanwhile; in the store, a young and pretty cashier stops and stares as Blake as he goes through the aisle picking up some grub. The cashiers eyes constantly on him.
The gas attendant makes small talk with James saying that it’s been a while since he had strangers come through town since the killings along the interstate turn off by the old elm tree right at the turn off. He’d be glad to see it over and done with. He says if they are planning on staying in town there is a few hotels/motels that could use the business as well.
Blake approaches the cashier, the cashier’s eyes never left him and she looks at him lovingly. The cashier tries to make small talk but Blake clams up some and as the cashier takes the money from Blake’s hand she gently caresses it. Blake waits for the change and the cashier hands it to him while caressing his hand once again. Blake takes his stuff in leaves, he does a quick glance at the cashier to find her sniffing the money that Blake gave her.
James notices the liquour store open and trots across the street. He grabs a bottle of the strongest proof alcohol he can find and picks it up. He runs back to the gas station and pours it into the tank. He figures that should dilute the sugar cubes in the gas. And our heroes take off.
Deciding on whether to get a room now or later, they decide to go to the interstate turn off to see this old elm tree as well. As they arrive they see two police cars parked on the side of the road with doors open and one police office standing over the bodies of two deputies who have sickles in their hands.
Our heroes pull the FBI card, saying they have been sent to investigate whats been happening in the area. Chief Wayne Stock is glad to have their services since when he approached he found his two deputies lying here and one of them had a sickle. A breeze picks up and the Chief yawns, he then starts to cough it seems he swallowed a bug. He explains to them he’s been tired since the rash of strange killings. He bends down and picks up the sickle, as the soon of sirens is heard once again.
Blake notices the Chief has changed since their arrival, the Chief has picked up a couple of acorns from the ground which seems to fallen from the elm tree. As the police cruise stops and two deputies get out and see the carnage the Chief approaches them and hands them acorns. He tells them they are good since he got them from the candy store. The deputies comply and that’s when things take a nasty turn.
The Chief and Deputies turn on the heroes and a huge gun battle breaks out. Bullets, axes and flares fly through the air with the greatest of ease, some hit their targets while others failed miserably. With the Chief and the two deputies down and out, the great elm tree seems to be the culprit.
After all it was a treant. An evil one at that! A bigger brawl takes place and our heroes fight like hell for encountering a huge powerful monstrosity. Blake gets raked really good by a branch though in the end our heroes finally take the beast down.