The team reconvened at their hotel and started planning their next steps.
Gabi did some research on Malcolm Carella, revealing him to be a thief with a decent reputation and a taste for corporate work
Saiph got everything loaded into the hired van and contacted Behahol, who eventually got back in touch with contact details for the Loose Cannons in Europort
After reviewing their travel options, the team decided to travel cross-country through the less-well-patrolled toxic zone than to try a more conventional border crossing and risk a search by the authorities (who are likely to be poorly-disposed to all of Saiph’s military hardware!)
On the way, following winding country roads, the team encountered two motorcycle duelists who turned their attention to the team’s vehicle after Saiph honked the horn to draw their attention.
This rapidly turned into two dead auto-duelists and a slightly damaged van, as Mel took one out with a Manabolt and then Saiph drove over the other…
Later on, the van started slowing down and eventually came to a stop, with the howling of wolves filling the air.
A particularly brutal fight ensued, against a pack of twelve Toxic Fenrir Wolves, that ended up with everyone badly wounded and in dire need of medical attention
Under concealment from one of Mel’s spirits, the van made it through a border crossing into the United Netherlands. Gabi’s friend Matt Greenwood recommended a street doc in Europort, which the team were just about able to make it to.