Despite not starting up immediately due to some unnamed player not arriving on time, we actually did quite a bit. Not only were all of our characters introduced to each other (and none of us attempted murder on sight), we even met NPCs to talk to. A fight broke out at a frat house off campus (not because of someone flinging stones or saying the wrong thing, either).
Our group was investigating disappearances around the Plattsburgh State campus. We traveled to the Hawkins building, where we found lights on in one of the upstairs rooms, as well as the shadow of someone moving near one of the windows. We figured there were no night shift janitors, so we entered the building to figure out who that could be.
We found a spirit possessing one of the janitors, who turned out to be working for a small pack of werewolves that were trying to police the border between our world and the spirit world. The leader of the pack informed us of Beshilu (Rat Hosts) that have crossed the Gauntlet into our world. He told us that they gnaw holes in the Gauntlet to try to break the barrier between the two worlds. He accepted our offer to help, and the next night, we met back at Hawkins to figure out our game plan.
Oni hacked into the PSU server while Officer Sterling went to the library, both doing some research to find out likely places that the Beshilu could be hiding. They both came to the conclusion that a local frat house has had more than a little problems with rat infestations lately, and we decided to go check it out.
Since it was a weekend, and we exist in a world of stereotypes, there was a party going on at Rho Alpha Tau (just taking a guess at the name of the frat house taken over by the Rat Hosts). We entered the party. Davey could sense that not all of the party-goers were entirely human. We needed a way to separate the vanilla mortals from the supernatural baddies, so Officer Sterling drew her badge, and everyone’s attention swept to the cop in the middle of an underage drinking party. The kids ran away from the frat house, leaving the Beshilu bolting upstairs and into the basement. The werewolves followed the pair that bounded up the stairs while we chased the other into the basement.
The beshilu we followed began to tear off its own skin, which was simply a flesh mask that concealed its true form. A beshilu rat swarm flooded into the basement as well. We killed the humanoid one and broke up the swarm (using a little bit of impromptu sweeping from Zhi and a great impersonation of a wooden porcupine from Davey) and headed back upstairs.
By the time we made it to the second floor, the battle had already turned one-sided. One of the werewolves was thrown through a wall; another was missing an arm. The cause of all the damage? A giant, two headed rat monster. We entered the fray with Zhiusing the spell Knife Fist to make his whirlwind strike lethal, sending the beshilu reeling. Richard ducked in and delivered a few well-timed strikes to the monster. It tried grabbing Zhi in a bear-rat-thing-hug but only raked across his back. We were able to defeat the monster without any more injuries to our party, and Richard ran over to the wolves and assisted their already super-human healing. Then we booked it because there are few things like screaming teenagers and gunfire to attract the cops (other than Sterling, who may or may not have taken part in all the ruckus).