|Date: 31st March 2018|
Runners were hired by a spirit with a magical sentient staff akin to Sun Wukong's Jingu Bang to enter a metaplane and rid it of the dark forces besieging it. The runners weren't aware then, but this was one of the first serious attempts to flip a mountain's polarity by entering a metaplane associated with it and corrupting it. The lieutenant whose magical gear was returned to him during Lost and Found spearheaded the operation. On the metaplane, then, after the runners dealt with an invasion on a spirit village by dark mercenaries, they went to a holy pagoda from where the spirit staff would be supercharged to allow them to get on to the peak of the infinitely large mountain. The monks in the pagoda have been mind controlld to revel and be merry instead of contemplative and sober, so Check has to beat one of them at a peculiar sport called Go Boxing (1 round of Go followed by a round of Boxing). The high priest, who was locked away in a wine barrel, is freed after Check beats the monk, and enchants the staff, allowing it to transport the runners to the peak, where they break out in a highly lethal combat. Perzeval calls in the favor he received from a dragon during If You Should Encounter God on your Journey God will be Cut and gets a powerful fire spirit to aid him in combat against this man. Check uses the hypercharged staff to deliver lethal blows to the overwhelmingly powerful spirit, and J6 survives an earth-shattering blow that would have guaranteed-killed literally any other mortal person. Via expert teamwork and strategic thinking, the runners circumvent the powerful spirit's magical gear and incredibly ablative armor, and send it back to its shadowy realm whence it came from, saving the day... For now.