A Big Eyes Small Mouth (BESM 1st Edition) Adventure
*GM Note: I had accidentally left the notes to this adventure at the table. So this is all going from memory. Sorry if I left out details of who did what in combat since some of the players did some really cool stuff.
Cast of Characters:
Hank “The Tank” Tanaka – Mark
Maggie Arielle – Remil
Maise May – John
Luci Warhammer – Scott
Prologue: Bueller, Bueller, Bueller
or How I Spent My Boring Morning In Homeroom
Our adventure begins at the Hightower Academy in Tokyo City. It’s a beautiful spring day, with the sun shining brightly in the crystal blue sky and not a cloud to be seen. Hank, Maggie, Maise, and Luci and fellow classmates are stuck indoors in Ms. Ootani’s home room class. As attendance is being called Hank, Maggie, Maise and Luci can hear sirens off in the distance, as a shadow falls over the city. Looking up to the sky they can see a circular orb and it looks like… the students are called to attention as Ms. Ootani gives out the itinerary for the day and then dismisses Homeroom class to go to their first course of the day. Which is Physical Education which is held over at the Gymnasium across the courtyard.
ACT I: Big Comet, Little Courtyard
or Invasion of the Octopodoids
As Hank, Maggie, Maise and Luci make their way across the courtyard. There is a whistling sound like incoming artillery and something strikes the ground before them sending them flying. As they get up and spot a huge crater in the courtyard with a huge cylindrical ship there. As the ship doors begin to open, our heroes begin to transform into the “Sentinels of the Solar System” persona. So, a cut-scene of each hero transforming complete with twirling, soundtrack, and background ribbons stitching together their Fuku and Gukaran Armour.
Just in time to see the first Octopodoid emerge and another one following it out. Maise wants to see if they are friendly and she receives some radiation burns as she approaches the cylindrical ship. There is indeed a huge battle that occurs and our heroes and the Octopodoids go mano-et-mano in all anime glory!
The first four occupants of the craft has been dispatched and no sooner after catching a quick breath another ship crashes into the courtyard but this time with one huge Octopodoid occupant who calls himself “K’thallan Ullallana Nofallana” who has been dispatched by the mother ship to deal with these pests quickly. But in the end it is K’thallan who is put down for the count and our heroes have save the morning by defeating the scout ship champion! But in the process one city block, that includes the academy had been decimated in the final assault.
ACT II: How We Spent Our Three Week Surprise Spring Vacation From The Academy
or Hail to the King, Baby.
It’s been a couple of weeks of unexpected vacation time as our heroes enjoy a day at the mall, of shopping, playing video games, shopping for shoes, gawking at the boys as Hank sits in the arcade and plays the latest “Dragonball Z” video game. They all decide to hit the food court together to grab some lunch.
It’s during gathering when they are approached by a guy who insults everyone at the table. The brute is hit by Hank’s Tray, by Maggie’s Chair, by Maise’s fist and Luci ends up flipping a table on him. This upsets his fellow gang members who all, take out their weapons: knives, clubs, nunchuks, katanas and some rockabilly music. That’s when a huge cyborg approaches and the gang clears the way for him. As this hulking mesh of skin and cybernetic tissue approaches it kinds of remind them of a rockabilly legend.
Our heroes begin to transform into their “SotSS” personas!
It’s a battle in the Mall as fists are flying, guitar are twanging and walls are a tumblin’ as our heroes are slammed about like ragdolls, they are in an all out mega-mall brawl. And after several hard fought rounds, the King is down for the count.
ACT III: Starting Spreading The News, We’re Leaving Today…
or Invasion of the Octopodoids II: Electric Boogaloo
No sooner has the dust settled in the mall, when our heroes are approached by two Men in Black. They say they have been scouring the city for the Pretty Soldiers who fought off the Octopodoids Invasion. And they are glad to have found them since they are needed for an urgent mission.
Our heroes are informed that a second wave of Octopodoids are coming and that they need them to keep the alien invaders at bay. The problem is that it’s already begun in North America at New York! Our heroes agree to see what they can do to stop these ugly alien mofos in their tracks.
A MiB takes out a small disc from his pocket and puts it on the table and asks each member to touch it and then whammo all are teleported to Time Square. It’s dark, it’s windy and their is no one around! A huge cylindrical ship crashes through buildings and lands before them sending up a huge chucks of debris. As two heavily armed Octopodoid Warlords emerge and it’s battle city once again!
The battle is pretty fierce but our heroes take the first one down and then the second one is a much bigger challenge but manage to knock it into the ground and into the subway system and manage to hold it there until it is taken out by a subway train. That’s when there is a huge firestorm sweeps through several city blocks and disintegrates buildings. It was good that our heroes were down below and the shock-wave missed them. As our heroes climb up from underground they hear a voice declaring to bow down before them now or else face the most the Octopodoid’s champion.
Our heroes agree that facing the Octopodoid’s champion is better than having to be served as a side dish for an invading alien race.
End Chapter: Along Comes Mary
The Octopodoid’s mother ship hovers over the group and a beam of light shines and a small child emerges. She looks like a seven year old child, in a white gown and holding a teddy bear. Mary proved to be the biggest challenge of the Sentinels and she nearly had done them in if it wasn’t for Hank’s selfish act of holding Mary steady so that the others would have a clear shot at her.
Mary was seeping out Hank’s soul in the process and he nearly died, his Soul was drained to 1 by the time Marry was dealt the final blow and she was dispatched. The Sentinels showed the alien invaders that they are true warriors and the invaders decide that they have met their match and will leave the Earth alone… for now.