The Smooth: Epidemic

The Smooth, as a plot, begins to spread throughout the grid. This is where stuff begins to grow far more interesting, not to mention bloody.


  • August 21, 2014: Rantnapped! - Dackleman's hitmen, Cracklin' and Dobbs, set up and carry out an attempt to kidnap Melody from her own place of business in NYC.
  • August 22, 2014: Addicted - Catwoman comes to Rant's rescue, but not before Dackleman's thugs deliver a crippling blow in their efforts to extort her talents.
  • August 30, 2014: Burning Human '14: Part 2 - The Burning Human Festival has gone mostly peacefully. That ends tonight.
  • September 2, 2014: Smoothing Things Over - Kwabena returns to M-Town, determined to do something about the Smooth.
  • September 6, 2014: Battergate - Rant and Shift both have business to take care of in Battergate. Rant happens to be hunting Shift, thinking he's someone elseā€¦ but a mysterious third party seems to be hunting them both.
  • September 10, 2014: Thug Hunting - Dackleman's goons seem to be one step ahead of Shift and Jackie. A different hunting method is clearly required.
  • September 11, 2014: Long, Long Way to Go - Troubled by his actions in Battergate, Shift receives a call for help from Rant. If there's one thing a recovering addict knows, it's how to help someone suffering withdrawal.
  • September 16, 2014: Promises That Keep - Two women are hunting Kwabena, both for different reasons. Both end up at his studio apartment, and some mysteries become answers. Sort of.

The Hammer Falls

  • September 18, 2014: Truck Bomb! - While staking out an Odessa Mob operation, Shift meets Helena Bertinelli. The stakeout takes a turn, bringing Shift and Aspect together.
  • September 20, 2014: A Shaky Alliance - Midnighter and Shift follow a false lead planted by The Wall.
  • September 27, 2014: Gangland - A coordinated assault on three fronts against organizations involved in trafficking the smooth. The ultimate goal - to put a serious damper on the trafficking operations, and locate the source.
  • September 28, 2014: Alliance - A leader of the Odessa Mob has made for Alliance, Ohio, in an effort to evacuate the people responsible for creating the smooth. They've been tracked.

At this point in our story, the players are led to believe that the threat of the smooth is over.

Too bad this isn't the end of the story…

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