This adventure was written with the first 100 pages of ‘Rifts World Book One: Vampire Kingdoms’.
General Rex called U-ma into his office and introduced him to a new companion that would be joining them against the vampires. Brother Galahad is a cyber knight from a different dimension and loyal to Rex. The three traveled to Buckler to have the vampire slaying sword bound to Uma by a magic ritual.
Upon arriving in Buckler and receiving the sword, it talked to Uma. It said:
“Hello, this is the voice of Um’real. I was a warlock of the Black Circle who studied the black arts and have been called back from the spirit plane to aid you. Vampires destroyed my village and I died trying to defeat a Vampire Intelligence, a beast from another dimension that took root here on Earth.
It is very unnerving not having a body to feel, but be encased in metal and iron. Please promise me that after this mission is completed you will contact the Black Circle and have my spirit safely removed from this sword. I am here to aid you and taste vengeance as you destroy creatures of the cursed race that destroyed my loved ones."
The sword was black with black jewels in the hilt and the pommel was a jewel with a white swirling soul in it. It’s in a white blessed goat hide sheath that protects other people from the PPE sucking nature of the weapon.
The players then stepped through a rift into Central America.
“You look around and see desert and feel a strange cool sensation of spray from a raging river behind you. You are in the desert and looking at the Rio Grande. Since the coming of the rifts it has changed into a raging river. On a cactus plant is a black box with string tied around it. It’s a voice message, if played it says, “Hi guys. We waited for hours and got a bit nervous. You can find us in city called New El Paso at the ‘Broken Reeds Tavern’. New El Paso is a few miles north of here, you should be able to follow our car tracks. See you whenever you get here. Be careful out here, stay away from the river.”
You look up and notice that sun is beginning to set. Just how long were you traveling in the rift anyway? From the other side of the river you can see packs of red glowing eyes. Some of them are shouting, but their voices can’t be heard above the sound of the river. You see what looks like a swarm of bats attempt to fly over the river, but stop at the river bank and make hideous noises."
New El Paso seemed like a very nice town, except for its mutant animal gang problem and the check point at the gate. Brother Galahad refused to give up his weapons and stayed outside the gate until Balf came and charmed the guards into letting him into the city. Uma meanwhile met with Samantha, their contact in the city and was told to find a defecting vampire named ‘Jose’ in Juarez located across the Rio Grande.
The players’ boat had trouble crossing the river and they arrived in the late evening. As they stepped onto the shore the sun began to set. They decided to camp out for the night. A woman came running up to them with her dead child in her arms. Her village was being attacked by vampires and she was bitten in many places. The group decided to put her out of her misery not realizing that one can survive vampire bites for a very long time. Sometimes the horrors of war engulf the innocent.
When the players got to the small hamlet they found a pack of wild vampires with an elemental warlock leading them. Brother Galahad was not filled in on the vampires’ strengths and weaknesses so he fired a missile at them. It exploded with no effect to the vampires, but damaging their leading. Immediately they attacked.
In the battle Balf cast a ball of daylight to keep the vampires off. Brother Galahad stormed out into the darkness and hacked away at the sorcerer. He was covered in vampires and his armor started being ripped off his body. Uma had a great plan, she threw a water cooler full of holy water into the air and sliced it in half with one of her blades. Holy water rained down on Brother Galahad dissolving the vampires on top of him. He was covered in gore. Uma and Brother Galahad started simultaneously hacking away at the elemental sorcerer and made short work of him. The vampires, realizing their impending doom, fled. The sword Uma was weilding seemed very powerful against the undead creatures.
The players continued to travel to Juarez. On their way they came across a rotting dinosaur corpse covered in teeth marks. It looks like it was killed for pleasure.
They finally came to Juarez. Juarez is a lawless town with D-bees, gangsters, crooked cops and gunfighting everywhere. The players asked around about Jose and were told to find a secret Vampire wannabe club where goth kids hang out called ‘Fang Land’ located in territory controlled by a gang called ‘The Subs’. When players tried to get into the territory, a gang member tried to extort money. Brother Galahad chopped off his head and alerted all of the gang to their presence. They immediately climbed up a building and hid in some wreckage while hundreds of gang members were called to the location.