The gang continued their fight with the evil professors, with Matt stabbing the one remaining professor and Ryo knocking out the leader. The team then spend considerable time debating their next move, including the possibility of taking the bodies with them, before finally deciding on framing the cult leader for the attacks. Their frame-up was successful, and they managed to escape without any long-term consequences.
A few weeks later, Ryo and Matt failed to show up for the usual morning Starbucks meetup. The others were concerned for a bit, especially when neither responded to text messaging. All of the others remembered a strange dream in which they had a compulsion to visit a self-storage facility. Some quick research revealed that the only such facility nearby was the ITS-A-LOCK franchise in Pinebox. The students headed there quickly, and Troy's psychic abilities led them to a large hanger-like structure in the back, where they heard the sound of chanting...
Meanwhile, Ryo and Matt had been compelled to enter the structure late the previous night, and both had been chained to sacrificial altars and had symbols painted in blood on their bodies. Neither had managed to escape, and things looked grim...
November, 1775 - With the British routed from Boston on Evacuation Day, the Commander in Chief of the new Continental Army, General George Washington, arrived in Boston to take command of the forces there, with the intention of marching on and laying siege to New York City. Washington ordered the heroes to board the privateer Tyrannicide under Captain John Fisk and sail for the waters off New York to intercept British supply ships headed for the city. Francis begged Washington for another assignment, knowing his problems with seasickness, but Washington insisted that the blockade effort was critical to capturing New York.
During the voyage, Francis and Jacoby assisted with the work of the ship, while John ingratiated himself with the captain, Suzanna rested, and Godot gambled with the crew (losing $10 in the process). Godot also struck up a friendship with an enigmatic African man, Remy, who would say only that he hailed from New Orleans.
A week or so into the blockade, on a foggy December morning, the Tyrranicide caught sight of a British convoy led by a sloop of war, the Glasgow. Despite being outgunned and outmanned by the British ship, Fisk attacked, and clever handling plus some timely advice from John allowed him to get off a devastating first broadside. After another exchange of cannonfire, the Tyrannicide was able to grapple and board the Glasgow, and Fisk ordered the heroes to fight aft and capture the British captain.
Suzanna shifted into a sperm whale and rammed the British ship, sending the crew off-balance and buying Jacoby, Francis, and John a moment of surprise to board the ship. Jacoby and Francis began methodically attacking the crew, fighting their way aft, aided by rifle fire from Godot and distracting tail slaps and spouts from Suzanna. After failing to do any damage with his pistols, John had the bright idea of transmuting the deck under the British to water, sending them tumbling into the lower deck. Suzanna shifted into a giant crab and climbed aboard just as Francis reached the British captain; with an enormous crab claw around his neck, he was compelled to surrender.
Each hero received a share of the plunder, and with the shortage of supplies, Washington was able to capture New York with minimal losses.
As first semester finals draw near, the sleuths receive an unexpected call from a local businesswoman - who also happened to be listed on the "New Black Guard" roster the team discovered in an early adventure. The woman invites them to her home and congratulates them on their contributions to the community, then gives each a $100 check and a mysterious lapel pin which she says will gain them help from other people in the community. The juniors attempt to investigate the symbol on the pin without success.
Meanwhile, CP has been cast in a movie currently shooting on campus. The movie "Son of Gore of Doom" is the sequel to a movie shot two years ago... and, much like CP's play last year, mysterious occurrences are cropping up during the shoot. Troy's check with ghost-hunting gear shows activity on set, and so the team digs into the history of the film. The star of the previous film disappeared shortly after filming her gruesome final death scene, and the team suspect foul play.
Interviewing Doctor Trina James doesn't give much information - she is cheerful, offers other members of the team snacks, and suggests that they might want to join the production in bit parts. Dr. James says she doesn't know what happened to Maggie, the star of the previous production, but that she thinks she left town with a new boyfriend.
CP interviews Dr. Connor Mayes, the former drama teacher now imprisoned thanks to the student's ghost hunting. Mayes is surly at first, but CP charms him into revealing that Dr. James wanted ultra-realism on set, and that they quarreled over the decision for the heroine to die in the last scene. The team decides to interview the three grad students who were involved in the previous film. These three prove more anxious, and it quickly becomes clear that Maggie met with some sort of foul play.
Just as this information comes to light, Dr. James enters the room, and draws a Glock from her purse, demanding that everyone freeze. Troy attempts a shot with his slingshot without success, and Ryo advances but takes a round to the shoulder in the process. Nevertheless, he is able to hit her hard. Meanwhile, the other three grad students pull knives; CP quickly knocks one out, Mariana shoots a second square in the head, and Frank and Marco move in on the third...
With the British penned up in Boston, colonial General Artemas Ward orders the fortification of Breed's and Bunker Hills in Charlestown, with an eye to forcing the British to evacuate or face bombardment. The British, knowing their position would be untenable under such bombardment, plan a major attack across the Charles River to take the hills from the colonists. General Ward orders the heroes into a reserve position, standing by in case the British deploy their Greycoats.
Initially, the colonial militia forces are successful in defending the hills, but powder supplies soon run short, and some begin to abandon the defenses. General Israel Putnam, now in command, orders the Legion to convey powder wagons across the causeway to provide the desperately needed supplies of ammunition for the defenders. However, the causeway is difficult to negotiate because of troops evacuating Charlestown as well as fire from British gunboats.
John transmutes some dirt into false powder barrels, and Francis mounts the cart horse for this decoy load and drives the cart onto the bridge. Suzanna and John mount cart horses to guide them as well, and John summons his stone guardian to carry the last cart by hand, with Jacoby clearing the path through force of clawed intimidation. A British shell detonates the wagon carried by John's guardian, destroying the guardian and knocking Francis's decoy wagon into the harbor, but the others carry on. Godot swims for one of the British gunboats and sneaks aboard, where he is able to implant a memory of the colonials boarding one of the other gunboats and attacking it; his successful diversion distracts the ship's crew and keeps them from firing for a few crucial minutes. Francis also attempts to set another gunboat on fire with his axe, but without success. The team manages to get two powder wagons through, providing the ammunition needed for the colonial militia to hold fast, and the British attack is repulsed, leading to Britain abandoning Boston less than a month later.
With Boston in colonial hands, the newly-formed Continental Army turns its attention to the British stronghold of New York City. Intelligence from the city suggests that the British do not trust some of their colonial-born Greycoats, and are holding their families hostage in New York for their good behavior. Sam Adams believes that rescuing these hostages might convince some of the British superhumans to change sides. He dispatches the team to New York to meet with Robert Townsend, a tavern owner posing as a British loyalist to gather information. Townsend provides the heroes with an escape boat and the location of the hostages, who are being held in the former home of Henry Rutgers, a wealthy Patriot.
At the Rutgers mansion, Suzanna shapeshifts into a mouse and investigates the house, discovering three families held in separate locked rooms. She also discovers that the only entrance to the house is the front door, which is guarded by four British regulars. As the team waits for a shift change to make their move, they see a three armed civilians and a Greycoat approach. One civilian and the Graycoat enter the house, and the other two take guard positions at the door. After an hour or so, the two emerge, with the civilian threatening the Greycoat's family and suggesting that the British might not need superhumans at all after they have achieved world hegemony.
With the guards reduced once again, Francis does an impression of a drunken sailor as a distraction, allowing the team to get the drop on the guards. Suzanna shapeshifts out of mouse form and quickly dispatches one of the redcoats, with Godot taking out another. The remaining two get bayonet hits in on Godot and Francis before being overpowered. The team rescues the hostages and evacuates them by boat to Brooklyn, where they take ship with a blockade runner to Boston.