Forty Days and Forty Nights
Borgstein seems to have revealed herself as a traitor, what with killing CR, killing and turning some guards, trying to kill and turn the Prof and taking the Bandaged Man along with her when she escaped from the base after activating Lockdown. She also decided to leave a lovely blood-painting of the letters ‘GLA’ across the wall by the holding cells.
CR is apparently going to tag along to watch and make sure we do out jobs ‘properly’ (arrogant prick, though fortunately I can neither see nor hear him.) Think we’ll need to restock on Holy Water before we set out, though as yet I’m not sure how we’ll manage to track her – I only managed to find evidence of her escape from catching the Bandaged Man on CCTV, so if they split up now they’ve buggered off…
Hit H-Club looking for any clues. Found Borgstein’s Diary, which yielded a helluva lot more questions than answers. By which I mean it answered ‘who are the GLA?’ with ‘Goblin Liberation Army’ and asked ‘who are the Goblin Liberation Army?’, ‘their leader is Reichsmarshall Emmerich, who’s he?‘, ’who is ’the Graf’ they’re threatening to ensure Borgstein’s co-operation?’ and ‘who is ’March’, and what is this ‘Shadowhand’ they’re apparently betraying Britain to?’.
Think we’ve got a lot of work to do here, and that there’s a lot more to Borgstein’s actions than there appears.
Found a hidden number in the back of CR’s phone. Turned out it was a line to Borgstein, and we had a lovely chat about how she’d rather not have killed CR, she just wanted him at a particular meeting.
As part of attempting to find her, we did some more digging into her background and ‘the Graf’. The soil sample from her coffin lead us to the Baden-Wurttemberg area of Germany. Focusing our research on that area showed that the nobility had died out around the 1920s. Eventually narrowed it down to a potential link to Graf Orlock. The Orlocks were a fairly private family, which meant several rumours swirling during the 1800s.
Originally the Graf was a Captain in a band of Transylvanian mercenaries, assisting Prussia.
There always seemed to be a very strong resemblance between the Grafs, but never any pictures painted of them as young men.
Made a second phone call to Borgstein, and she mentioned that some Shadowhand files should be accessible after the London Incident.
While scouting a potential GLA appearance site, I came across Borgstein in a secret meeting with some rather interesting characters (later identified, group codename: ‘Bad Santas’). So I decided to sneak up and have a listen, ignoring Mikey’s frustration by turning my earpiece off.
It appeared that Borgstein was organising a force to ensure that Odin’s plan to avoid his Fate at Ragnarok would fail. An Adam-Ant looking bloke who seemed to have stepped out of a Communist propaganda poster would be used as the spearhead once he was strengthened by belief. Krampus would assist if Borgstein could return his sleigh, which she promised was in hand, and ‘Snick’ promised to assist if he gained possession of a ‘Reliquary’, which Borgstein also promised to acquire, to ’Snick’s amusement.
I also spotted the Bandged Gentleman that Borgstein had sprung from our custody shuffling around the room serving tea.
Borgstein had just about had time to make a comment about being an independent operative, not working for the Kobolds or anyone else when she turned and left, ‘like a bat out of hell’, at the sound of an approaching attack helicopter. Who needs subtly, chaps?
Mikey ended Borgstein, but she’s left me a write-up of all the intel she managed to gather on the GLA, the Shadowhand, on Odin’s plan. Hopefully this will give us an edge. I just hope Hellheim isn’t too harsh on this Handmaiden of Frigga.