Funny / Hunter: The Vigil

  • In the Cheiron Group's Hunters section, there's a quote about a character's backstory being an Iraq vet being hired as a "cleaner", or cover-up specialist, and describes their main choice in life being to have nightmares about Iraq or about their current job. It's followed by this:
    You were a cleaner, too. An actual cleaner. With a mop. A clerical error led to you (instead of someone with a name with one letter different) getting transferred to Field Projects, and you had the surgery before you figured out what was happening and they realized their mistake. Too late now. You have parts of monsters inside you, a gun you donít know how to use and a handbook thatís worse than useless. Youíre in trouble.
  • The Endowment list has some nice Black Comedy stories about some of the Epic Fails Hunters had to go through when their Endowment suffered malfunctions:
    • Task Force: WALKYRIE implant its agents RFID chips sending signals which their advanced weapons need to function, as a way to ensure only their agents can use these weapons. They once tried to confront a coven of Mages in Canada, only for one of them to cast a spell that distrupted electronic communication. This caused the weapons to lose the signals and immediatly shut down, leaving the poor agents defenseless.
    • They also have an equipment known as the Gungnir Multi-Function Targeting System, which uses various sensors (body temperature scans for vampires, Kirlian aura sensor for mages...) to locate supernatural targets and prevent them from shooting at humans. During the Gulf war, agents who were fighting vampires in the desert were decimated because the sun baked the lair's wall to a temperature close to 98.6, causing the system to identify the vampires as humans onlookers and refuse to fire.
    • One of the Cheiron Group's equipment, the Personal Defense Swarm, provides its user with the ability to summon a swarm of weird bug-like creatures who will immediatly attack anything that triggers his anger or hostility. A Hunter with such an equipment once found out his partner was having an affair with his wife, resulting in his swarm attacking and killing said partner in the middle of a battle.
  • Nightstalkers gives us a rather funny little bit where a group from Null Mysteries tries to approach a vampire they have been following for a while by literally sending someone to tell him they know he is a vampires, give him their adress and ask if he would agree to an examination. Even the vampire's reaction can essentially be summed up to "Who are these people and what the hell is wrong with them?"
    • It also gives us a little entry where a Lucifuge narrates how, upon hearing about someone who had the Devil's blood, a bunch of vampires from Belial's Brood actually came to her essentially squeeing like fanboys and begging her to join one of their ritual and let them taste a little of her blood. The Lucifuge being what they are, she reacted as well as you'd expect.
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