Upon awakening from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Nightmare the Brave find themselves encircling their savior’s feet. Abondeand Galio move quickly to treat the grievous wounds of the party as Abonde explains the intense situation our heroes have stumbled upon. Michael Jackson’s spirit has turned into a very special variant of Wraith known as a “Moonwalker”. Heinfiltrated their dreams to show them images of eventssurrounding his exwcution, the History of JJ, and the Origins of Annie that may or may not have come to pass. After sharing the gruesome details of their recent wraith induced visions with The Lesser-god the group decides to check on the young Annie in the hopes that she is indeed Okay.
Inside the tent they find a very suspicious acting JJ. With the images of his recent nightmares still fresh in his mind, along with the encouragement of Galio and the others, Ulrich decides to act and decks JJ square in the face with a fist full of silver coins. With the question of JJ’s true form cleared up, and the discovery of small human tracks leading off into the woods the group decides to run after their new friend with the young pseudo-dragon Maroni leading the charge.
The group manages to find the exact village seen in Ceres and Ulrich’s Dream. Using the knowledge acquired from their visions the Group discovers a now possessed Annie Cradling the well preserved corpse of her Murdered Mother, Billie Jean.
Abonde informs the group that the only way to get rid of the Spirit possessing the young girl was to perform an exorcism using the spirits corpse. The party enters JJ’s Grove of Victims in search of MJ’s Corpse. Upon defeating the possessed tree that guarded his corpse the group freed Michaels soul from its Curse, Obtained a Confession from JJ for his crimes, and Escorted Annie safely to Sumer as Promised.
Once in Sumer the group did a little well deserved shopping, and eventually met with the Jolly King Jushar to schedule an official Trial for JJ. The Morning of the Festival the Trial was underway.
With ample evidence, a powerful truth serum, and a strong line of questioning piling up against JJ it seemed like the truth would finally be revealed. Michael Jackson’s Legacy would be Restored, Justice would be served, and His Soul would finally receive the peace it deserved.
However, in one final Scornful act of Defiance Joe Jackson chomped down on his own tongue, ripping it from his Mouth in front of the entire courtroom!
Galio managed to stop the Man from bleeding out and saved the tongue, but the damage was already done. The truth would never be uttered from JJ’s lips. Though the spirits may never see the justice they longed for perhaps the sentencing of burning at the Stake that JJ did receive would be Retribution enough to bring them all peace in the afterlife.
With sentencing complete, the trial over, and another festival underway in the City of Sumer will our heroes will finally have a moment of respite before returning to their primary investigation?
Will the execution go as planned?
Will Ulrich absent mindedly continue to tote around the corpse of Billie Jean in his bag?
And most importantly, will they be able to pick up the trail of the Heretics after so many days of distraction?
Only Time will tell….