Our story opens on our heroes Peter Morgan, Paul Wright, Caitlyn O’Donnel and Jayden Alexander LaLupe all in the airport lounge of Chicago’s international terminal. Doug is being loaded onto the airplane cargo bay.
Peter is on his way to a backpacking trip across Europe. Paul is also, but with a group of Eagle Scouts. They end up sitting next to each other in the last row of the plane.
Caitlyn is sitting next to her dad Sean in business class. As luck would have it, across the aisle is Jayden, headed to the concert of the year in Amsterdam.
The first part of the flight seems to go okay, though certainly has some minor trouble. Takeoff is a little bumpy, and all the electronics on the plain are beset by minor technical problems. Eventually, though, everyone settles in for the night.
A few hours into the flight, Doug goes crazy. He throws himself against to doors of his kennel, bursting them open.
Suddenly, the plane begins to nosedive, and chaos ensues. Our heroes all manage to have their first change at about the same time, partly in reaction to each other, and everyone ends up in a pile near the nose of the plane.
Doug, following the directions of The Voice in His Head, leads the group to an alternate dimension, by which they are able to escape the plane just before it crashes. In this dimension, the heroes can see that the plane appears to be a giant winged spider creature, being attacked by an evil and more giant wasp-looking creature.
Doug then leads the party back to the real world, where they land in the middle of a snow-blanketed forest. In the near distance can be seen the glow from the the wreckage of the plane, and it is clear the plane has wrecked near a small village, toward which Doug leads the group.
As they round the nose of the plane, the party is attacked by a large black werewolf with a spear. Peter, Paul, and Doug make fairly short work of him. Doug begins to lead the party away from the wreckage, and toward a small fire deeper in the woods. Before they leave, Jayden and Caitlyn dive into the plane to rescue those things that are most dear to them: a backpack for Jayden, and Caitlyn’s unconscious and seriously injured dad.
The fire turns out to be in a proper camp-hearth ringed by stones, surrounded by log benches. As the group gathers, the sounds of battle can be heard in the darkness all around. Doug says that “The Voice says we need to get the hearthstone!” and begins to dig at the fire, scorching his paws. Caitlyn pulls him off and solves the problem by using a log to move the fire before grabbing the stone orb at what had been the center of the blaze.
Doug then tells Caitlyn to use some magic words. She does so and a portal opens from the orb. Everyone runs (or is pushed) through the portal, including Sean. They run for a very short time before the otherworldly tunnel disappears, dropping everyone into the snow once again.
It is dark, quiet, and cold. There is no sign of the plane, the crash, or any sort of civilization nearby.
Doug has 4 Agg.
Several people have used Rage, but it should all come back soon.
- XP Gain*
Doug and Caitlyn both got 3
Peter, Paul, and Jayden got 2.