Hail to the Pumpking

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The leader of the Halloweeners is Nightmare, a mysterious shadow spirit feeding on fear. He's being challenged for his rule by an impudent upstart, however.

This is the tale of their clash.

Parties Involved

  • Halloweeners are naturally central in this conflict, being the prize both Nightmare and the usurper fight over. Control of this gang is what both desire because it's a motif both can deeply relate to.
  • Pump King Jack was Nightmare-type Shadow Spirit, responsible for the rebellion of Halloweeners in Sophocles during late 2081 and early 2082. A small speck of empathy inside of him separated into a weak Spirit of Man, the greater Shadow Spirit being permanently banished away. Nowadays, he's mostly confined to the Metaplane of Man, only stopping by in Sophocles every Halloween for his festival.
  • The Starscreamers were Pump King Jack's recruits, comprising of anyone he could get his claws on. This fledgling gang fell apart quickly after Jack's power waned during the events at Yellowstone. Survivors remain scattered in Redmond.
  • Nightmare has been the leader of the Halloweeners for years already and is dead set on that remaining the case for many more years to come.

Goals

Pump King Jack both fight for control over the Halloweeners; how this struggle manifests vary. At times, they try to push their astral influence via background count against one another, other times their underlings wage fiery riots. While they're fierce nemeses, neither have met directly. This shadow war is crucial to their goals: total dominance over the Halloweeners and nothing less. It's the only thing the two agree on.

This has developed in a myriad of ways since Jack's first appearance. Due to the actions of shadowrunners and even international parties interfering in his affairs, Jack was driven into hiding all the way in Yellowstone where he was crushed and banished. Sophocles was mostly claimed by the Cutters, a move the Ancients allowed to let the rival gang bear the brunt of repairing damage in the area before presumably doing a takeover operation in the future sometime.

In October 2082, Jack's begun to show up here and there as a result of Calling rituals, advising what few loyalists he has to prepare for a magnificent Halloween on October 31st.

The Halloween festival was almost thwarted by Shiawase's covert ops, but went off without a hitch. Pump King Jack (the Spirit of Man) has openly breached his promise never to come back by appearing with a Calling Ritual to celebrate the holiday with the residents of Sophocles. He intends to do this every year from now on, and seems to have unknown plans in the metaplanes as well. Those still loyal to him, though few in number, whisper hopes of his eventual return.

Runs

NameGMDateRunners
This is 2083Asmodeus4 October 2083Takeshi "Kaminari" Hatsuke
Ryan Danes
Bulldozer
Lumina
4NG3L
Enemy Dragon-130 AboveAsmodeus11 September 2083Shy
Once Dead King's CountryAsmodeus5 July 2083Eric Payne Boombox
Canter
Katherine Tyler
8133D3R
This Is HalloweenAsmodeus31 October 2082Nora Inu
Lucky
Babylon
Katherine Tyler
Just The Right ColourAsmodeus17 October 2082Nora Inu
La Rapide
Ty Vallynn
Gangster Life, I Choose You!Asmodeus13 October 2082Sweetie Sinful
C0FF1N
8133D3R
Infrastructure TheoremAsmodeus11 October 2082Artemisia
Cold Hands
Tombstone
Joule
Katherine Tyler
Recruiting For The Skeleton WarAsmodeus3 October 2082Dr.Trauma
Tahki
Sweetie Sinful
Zombie
Certified TestingAsmodeus20 September 2082Hound
Wick
Daisy Mittens
8133D3R
Thirty pieces of silverAsmodeus6 August 2082Babylon
Kevin Sane CrimesAsmodeus1 August 2082Arun
Absolute Zero
Cold Hands
Clinic Over BudgetAurora28 June 2082Vichnozeleny
Swerve
Bland
Scarecrow
Alfonso MacGuinness
All Paths Lead to YellowstoneAsmodeus25 June 2082Pell
Relay
Babylon
Zenith
Swerve
Dernier Saut sur l'EnferAsmodeus24 June 2082Shy
Loosest EndsAsmodeus11 June 2082Pell
Babylon
Spirit Speaker
Kid Beef
True Names, Mood WanesAsmodeus18 May 2082Babylon
Tahki
Mara
Stargazer
The Consequences Of Her ActionsAsmodeus29 April 2082King Beef
Babylon
Swerve
Noble
Operation: Kick the AnthillZerre de Seattle29 April 2082Pell
La Rapide
Milliam
Wrifter
Lip serviceAsmodeus25 April 2082Shy
Gav Jacinto
Fed Up
Sanjuro
Time to AttackAsmodeus23 April 2082Sp4rks
Master Morty
Ca1yps0
Look how they massacred my boy!Asmodeus17 April 2082Shy
Barracuda
Wrifter
Duchess
Face Your FearsAsmodeus15 April 2082Silverpaw
Scrappenny
Milliam
Fed Up
Me And The Bad BoysBloodLibrarian10 April 2082Shine
Babylon
Shy
Gav Jacinto
Burn Through The DitchesAsmodeus2 April 2082Pell
Skimmer
Milliam
Shy
The Incredible Behemoth
What Happened To Mary Jane?Asmodeus29 March 2082Babylon
Zenith
Rhicter
Shy
The Bell TollsAsmodeus26 March 2082Milliam
Swerve
Shy
The VantablackAsmodeus13 March 2082Queen
La Rapide
Relay
Babylon
Ace
Trick or TruceAsmodeus8 March 2082Pell
Chammy
Delphi
Mara
Helping Hands, Salivating GlandsAsmodeus1 March 2082Babylon
Entropy
Shock Jockey
Mr Baxter
Back From Darkness, Away From LightAsmodeus17 February 2082Sp4rks
Babylon
Zenith
Triple Trouble
Unfortunate SonsAsmodeus12 February 2082Pell
Skimmer
Babylon
Crossfire: Local OffensiveAsmodeus1 February 2082Frostbite
Toughie
Canter
To Defeat A VillainAsmodeus30 January 2082Pell
Samsara
Skimmer
To Usurp the KingAsmodeus21 January 2082Rabbit
Pell
Skimmer
Babylon
Made in AbyssAsmodeus20 January 2082Babylon
Out Of Place, Out Of OrderAsmodeus26 December 2081Rougarou
Stygian
Relay
Babylon

News

NameDate
Sovereign In Sophocles?29 April 2082
Fear The Helpers25 February 2082