Present were Chris (Bram), Matt (Dvorak), Austin (Redline), Steve (Brock), Neil (Brody), and Slade (Chimera-A).
The PCs started collecting info from contacts. Of note, Bram’s connections turned up that Burroughs was under a great deal of pressure for mis-managing the rollout of Amber Gel – distribution was still extremely limited, and now word was that production was falling off. Dvorak also managed to turn up a couple of documents from a Strice foods datastore, mostly purchase orders. Some demonstrated how much it cost to get Euphoria’s promotion, and some showing deliveries to the Amber Gel production facility – although it appeared nothing but jars, coloring, and low-grade nutrisoy were being delivered, and it wasn’t clear how you could produce anything with just those.
The group decided to check out the production facility that night, and it was strangely quiet – Dvorak noted an almost total lack of electronics on site. Chimera snuck into the plant, noting one figure ‘patroling’ the factory floor. There was a basement, and he slipped down a set of stairs to check it out. Operating on thermographic in the almost total darkness, he startled a pair of hideously mishapen forms, one of which ran screaming in an inhuman voice, the other which leaped to attack him – and he blew it’s throat out.
The group assaulted the basement at a run (Redline was out of the van! He’ll probably never do so again!), fighting off bug-men and manifesting spirits shaped like giant ants. Brock and Brody fought among the central chamber, surrounded by coccoons, including one giant coccoon that Brock thought he saw Euphoria’s face through. He went berzerk, charging through and wiping out 3 of the toughest enemies there to astrally fight a giant ant queen to save Euphoria’s soul. The group had more than one person badly hurt – Redline, Brody and Bram were all severely wounded, but recovered her and pulled out, making tracks to Dvorak’s apartment.