Nigel and Hammy finish their portion of the purchasing and head to the Court House to get papers for Nigel. After some slight bureaucratic entanglement, they purchase him a regular week pass.
Ben completes the rest of the sale process. Some AP ammo, boxes for holding the posse’s ammo and a few other items.
They meet back up and head to the JY Hilton to meet with Sydney. They are told to meet her in her room, a suite up on the 3rd floor. The room is impressively lavish for a post apocalyptic hotel. She offers them drink (with ice).
Before going into details about the job, she wants to find out our desires for payment. She agrees to 1 weeks worth of food for 7 people, 20 gallons of spook juice with containers, 3 room for 4 days at the Hilton, 5 40mm grenades, a tween book, and several sets of bedding for the road, as well as a security watch on our vehicles while we work on the job.
Finally we get some details about the assignments. The place we are heading is the Salem Apartment Towers, off in a rough section of town. The building is not in good condition as none of the repairs could be made- make sure to move with caution. There is no electric, so we will need to bring flashlights. The Ghost, for lack of a better term, is very potentially lethal.
Sydney will be accompanying us into the building to ensure we do not destroy it while evicting the ghost. All parties agree to the terms. Ben, Hammy, and Nigel hang in the suite (ours for the rest of the evening) and invite the others up. Everyone is very impressed by the room.
Ben heads out to get flashlights while Hammy and Nigel go to do some research on the Salem Appts. and on ghosts in general. On the way out they are stopped by a messenger. He lets them know that Sydney’s offer should not be taken at face value. There is more to the story. Meet up at Tech Noir, ask for the “Salem Reservation” for more info.
It takes some time but Ben gets the flashlights/batteries. Ben starts asking around town about the Ghost at Salem Towers. A stranger tells him of a crazed man, babbling nonsense that was picked up near the apartment. He was claiming to have seen ghostly flashes in the building. Nigel and Hammy continue research at the Library.
Ben heads to the hospital, as the crazy guy who was on their floor is most likely the same one that was picked up by the apartments. He tries to get in, but is denied entry. Hammy radios him a plan to sneak in, but the attendant (right next to Ben) overhears it and he is escorted out.
Hammy and Nigel relay the info they found about JY and about ghosts. As they suspected, the ghost may have some unfinished business, or an attachment to an object in the hotel. They also discuss the Salem Reservation at Tech Noir. They decide to go.
Hammy dresses in biker disguise and surveys the place. Ben stays mentally connected to him. Seeing no immediate danger, they hang out and wait for the mystery guest to arrive.