The Mantis Revealed

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The Mantis Revealed
Status Threat Level: High
Factions Involved
Wasp (Bee) Hive
Wasp Shaman


Wychking is hired by the FBI to take out a bug hive in an area of Bellevue. Cassandra Withers gives her discretion to hire other runners, so she hires Basilisk and Skadi.


Cassandra Withers is a powerful Mantis spirit who is slowly taking over the FBI. Wychking is a former famous bug hunter. Cassandra figured that by throwing Wychking at this bug hive, one of these problems would solve the other.

The Meet

The FBI knocks of Wychking's door early one morning, and comes inside, where they set up a holoprojector for Cassandra. She describes the situation to Wychking, who accepts the job and hires Basilisk and Skadi.

The Plan

The bug hive is a religious cult where those who are old or sick may go to be spiritually healed and 'unlock their inner spiritual potential' (aka becoming a wasp). The team has the FBI cordon off the building, and the team assaults it.

The Run

The team assaults the first floor and clears it out, however they are heavily injuring during the process. They decide to rest for several hours before attempting to continue, resting with the FBI. During this time, the bug shaman uses alchemy and grenades to set up several traps on both floors of the building. While they're resting, Cassandra Withers offers to double the pay of Basilisk and Skadi if Wychking were to happen to expire on the run, for the trauma of the situation.

When the team reenters, they're assaulted by the traps. However, they manage to get to the second floor and fight and kill the shaman. During the fight, however, Wychking goes into physical overflow. Basilisk and Skadi look at each other briefly before applying a stim patch to Wychking.


Wychking and the other suspect that Cassandra Withers is a Mantis Spirit.



  • 8k nuyen - 4 RVP
  • 2 CDP


  • 4k nuyen - 2 RVP
  • Will To Live 3 - 9 RVP
  • 1 Karma - 1 RVP
  • IG Discount


  • Uncanny Healer - 12 RVP
  • IG Discount


  • 4k nuyen - 2 RVP
  • Nasty Trog - 5 RVP
  • 5 karma - 5 RVP
  • IG Discount

Game Quotes

Player After Action Reports (AARs)


...Shooting that trapped door from the stairs was dumb. Concerning that the FBI wished Wychking dead.