Having found no information of note at Dr. Miller's home other than the potential existence of another lab, the team proceeded to Miller's known lab, the site of the attack. The door to the lab had a sign stating it was locked down per campus security, but Ryo and Matt heard sounds from inside, so the group entered to find a woman conducting tests. CP claimed they were students looking for Dr. Miller, and the woman, identifying herself as Aubrey (the victim of the attack), said she hadn't seen him. She finished up some blood tests and left the lab, with the students accompanying her. Mariana tailed Aubrey in her SUV while the others returned to search the lab space.
Marco spotted some water leaking out from the base of a metal storage cabinet, and with a bit of investigation, the group discovered a secret door at the back of the cabinet leading to a second, smaller lab. There they found Dr. Miller, seemingly just waking up from a nap in his office chair. CP claimed the team was here to fix the clogged sink, and when Dr. Miller questioned their apparent status as students, said they were interning. Dr. Miller seemed to accept that and engaged the juniors in conversation until he abruptly shapeshifted into a wolfman. The heroes attempted to attack, but even Troy and CP's silver slingshot bullets had no significant effect. The wolfman grabbed a folder and made a run for it; despite a valiant attempt to slow him down in a stairwell by Ryo, he made his escape, only slightly injured by slingshot fire from Troy.
Outside, campus security stopped the students and accosted Ryo about carrying an arrow, but CP talked the juniors out of trouble and they escaped as well. With finals behind them, the students head out for some well-deserved summer vacation.
With the attack on Trenton unsuccessful and General Washington captured, morale among the Continental Army was lower than ever. The Legion was now under the command of General Charles Lee, who seemed to see them as more of a nuisance than an asset. In late January, John Adams and Benjamin Tallmadge arrived to meet with Lee, but appeared unsatisfied with the meeting, and sought out Godot.
Adams and Tallmadge asked the Legion to participate in a rescue mission to free Washington. However, Lee had refused to release the Legion, and so Adams and Tallmadge asked for their aid in convincing him. Godot worked some of his mental wizardry and gave General Lee a memory of authorizing the mission, and the team departed for New York, where Washington was held on a prison hulk.
Jacoby's boating skills and some disguises as fishermen saw the heroes to New York City safely, and they met up with their old friend Robert Townshend. Townshend directed them to the prison hulk; Godot determined from tavern gossip that a Lieutenant Madison was in command of the redcoats on the hulk, but seldom visited. The team hatched a plan to sneak aboard disguised as a delivery of rum and tobacco from the Lieutenant. This plan succeeded, and the heroes boarded the ship and began serving rum to the soliders. Meanwhile, Suzanna snuck aboard as an otter and disposed of the British signal rockets and lanterns.
Moments later, another boat came alongside, this one with a British officer aboard. The officer boarded along with 7 civilians, and as the redcoats greeted him, the native American superhuman Kahwihta boarded as well, this time in three different bodies. The redcoat officer stabbed the nearest redcoat and a melee ensued.
One Kahwihta ran to the lower decks, pursued by Suzanna and Godot. Francis activated his super speed and rammed one Kahwihta overboard, but the third badly injured Jacoby, who took to the ocean to escape. The redcoats and the newcomers began fighting, with Francis activating his fire axe and engaging Kahwihta.
Belowdecks, Godot and Suzanna observed Kahwihta fighting two redcoats. Guessing that Washington lay beyond, Suzanna shifted into rat form and located Washington. Transforming him in turn into a mouse, she grasped him in her jaws and ran for the boat. Godot snuck up on Kahwihta and mind-altered her to believe she had already killed Washington. He then psychically stunned her, allowing him to escape to the upper decks. She cursed him and said the Order would get them all; what the Order was, however, was unclear.
On deck, the redcoats and civilians both took heavy casualties. Kahwihta managed to wound Francis, but Francis came back with a solid hit and set her on fire. One of the redcoats landed a solid blow with a musket stock, and the two duplicate Kahwihtas disappeared, enabling the team's escape.
Once back in Townshend's tavern, the group debriefed with Washington. Townshend had heard of something called the "Order of the Second Circle" that was associated with the Hellfire Club in New York. More importantly, Suzanna's intelligence that the crown prince of Britain was in New York prompted a desperate plan from Washington...
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The heroes pursued the "hulked-out" Benny "Too Small" Ramirez through the late-night streets of Pinebox, eventually tracking him to a small apartment building. Mariana's keen hearing allowed them to locate Benny in his girlfriend's apartment, chugging from a flask and at least marginally calmer, while Marco covered the rear exit of the building. The girlfriend, Marla, said that she was a personal trainer and that Benny was drinking a protein shake, but CP protested that "protein shakes" don't cause you to swell up and turn gray. Marla said that she was training Benny and that the shakes were a new health product from a company called "Sweet Guns". CP suggested that Marla try the shake, but she said it wasn't designed for women and refused, then asked the team to leave or she would call the police. CP and Mariana called her bluff, and the police arrived and began questioning everyone.
At first, the Pinebox cops thought the juniors were drunk or high when they described Benny hulking out and attacking them; CP said they should search for drugs, but Marla refused them permission. Only when the cops turned their attention to Benny did things change; Benny took a swing at one of the officers and they tased him. The officers ended up bringing everyone down to the station, and eventually some of the police more familiar with the investigators' work managed to spring the team. Afterwards, they heard that Benny was hospitalized and sedated, and that the police thought the "protein shakes" were definitely some kind of drug, but nothing that they'd seen before.
Towards the end of spring semester, Glenmac invited the juniors to Sunday brunch at the Faculty Club. There he introduced them to Professor LeGrevellec, a biology teacher at ETU. LeGrevellec showed the students security camera footage of a wolf-like biped attacking a woman in a lab. He said the woman was Dr. Aubrey Wright, one of two researchers in the lab, along with Dr. Allen Miller. LeGrevellec believed that the wolf-like creature was actually Dr. Miller, contaminated with one of his experiments in transgenic therapies. He asked the students to locate Miller before he hurt someone else, and speculated that Miller's energy expenditure in the attack might have caused him to go into a deep sleep.
Troy hacked Miller's email, which was suspiciously innocuous; the group concluded that Miller probably had a private email account for his research.
The team visited Miller's home. Ryo located a spare key in a fake rock. A bit of searching located Miller's home office. Troy was unable to access his laptop, but Mariana found two mass spectrometer printouts that indicated that Miller had at least two labs...