Scene 3: Science is cruel! Secrets revealed!
The party has to break their way into the lab through access tunnels and a total of about a dozen AV6 security guards. They reach the lab in time to find Umo Daizan, evil and crazed genetic scientist (and CEO of the Daizan Corporation) shouting "You fool! You've led them here!" at Wolfgang. A squad of a dozen security guards form a line between the PCs and Daizan. Daizan kicks off by releasing a gas (he claps a mask to his mouth) that transforms all the mooks and Wolfgang into plant-creatures! He shrieks, "Don't you understand! This way we can rule with the Aragami in the perfect world! We will still be their masters, and with their power bring this industrialized abomination of a society down for all time!" (He likes saying things like this.) He also plans to wake a sleeping Aragami that he will send towards the cherry tree and tear it down in order to reawaken Susano-Oh.
Daizan Labs is a big underground facility. The combat zone is a big, stainless-steel, three-story-tall laboratory with plenty of wall-sized computers, consoles, chairs with restraints, weird beam projectors, chemicals, plants, animals, and plant-creature animals in little glass cages, and more. There is a mitama in a plexiglass bell on a pedestal, with lots of technical thingys pointing at it.
Umo Daizan, Insane Genetic Engineer and CEO
Daizan intends to irradiate the mitama and cause it to merge with an animal, reawakening an Aragami. He has a bunch of cages of little critters around the lab, just in case. He only shoots enough to get PCs out of his way to set off the beam. Daizan looks like a white-haired Japanese scientist in lab coat, with a strange cybernetic helmet with a mitama-shaped protrusion on the front. He uses this to control his plant-men.
Sample Dialogue: "Japan will be a forested utopia again, under my benevolent subjugation!"
Attributes: Bod 6, Chi 3, Mind 8, Ref 7
Skills: Guns 14, Science 16, Fix-It 15, Run Corporation 13
Weapons: Weird Electrical Pistol (11/4/10, make TGH check vs amount of damage inflicted or be stunned till end of sequence)
Wolfgang Bauer, Plant-Man
Wolfgang wasnt expecting to get the green thumb, and will attack anyone in range, PC or otherwise. He instinctively wants to get back at the PCs, Daizan, and the German government.
Wolfgang Bauer (Plant-Man)
Sample Dialogue: "Nein... Was ist los Arrrrgh Scraaaawww!"
Attributes: Bod 8, Chi 2 (Mag 10), Mind 6, Ref 8
Skills: Sabotage 12, MA 12, Creature Powers (15)
Weapons: Thorns (12/5/unlimited), Spines (13)
Schticks: Abysmal Spines x2, Blast (Thorns), Armor, Tentacles (Extendable Arms), Both Thorns Blazing (like BGB but using his Blast)
Twelve Plant-Men, Genetically Engineered Threats
These plant-men attack the characters mercilessly, as they are entirely under Daizan's control. When they transform the bioelectric "seeds" grow in on their foreheads. They do occasionally take a shot or two off to break some scenery.
Sample Dialogue: "Scraaaawww!"
Attributes: Bod 10, Chi 3, Mind 2, Ref 5
Skills: Guns 5, MA 7, Creature Powers 10
Schticks: Poison Gas (Damage 10 - CON), Corruption, Abysmal Spines
Weapons: Thorns (12)
Neat Things That Could Happen
There are many chemicals that burn or corrode
plant (and PCs) lying around.
The gas the plant-men puts off restricts a lot of sight.
If Daizan gets de-helmeted the plant-men attack anyone and anything around - computers, other plant-men, their former boss, etc. Daizan's electricity pistol works well against these guys by design, however.
All the animal cages could get opened sending little critters of all descriptions into the fray.
The Aragami Awakens
At some point a beam from some technowidget somewhere should go off and irradiate the mitama with blue energy. The seed will shatter its protective casing and fall to the floor, striking a large beetle freed from one of the cases! The beetle grows to immense size and monstrous aspect, and Daizan screams in triumph. A bioelectric control seed grows over the Aragami's real seed - but suddenly, it cracks and falls off, ruining his cybernetic control. The beetle crushes Daizan like a bug and burrows out of the lab complex, headed for the cherry tree in Shinjuku!
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