Little players knew that Bucyrus had plans for their little troupe. See, it’d take long time to recall all those awesome moments that happened when nothing really was happening – the tension between party members, the struggle of players to understand their own characters, spontaneous channeling of their Aspects…
So much things happened during those five or six sessions.
Bucyrus might be accused of many things, but there’s one field where he shines: reading people. From observation it was clear that the party was imbalanced, at least from the perspective of its members. See, there were three very sure, very capable, very resourceful girls and only one guy – Max, who strayed from his initial “crusader” path to “conspiracy theorist”, what made him a bit unreliable and kind of obsolete.
So, Bucyrus asked a friend to join his group at least for a single session and help him to create a positive equilibrium. His idea of a player character? Guy Pearce’s character in Prometheus movie. Great movie by the way.
His version of Weyland was much younger than the one featured in the movie. We’re talking about someone resembling Elon Musk, in his pre-Tesla, oh so famous period, still struggling to commit some great invention and make a name for himself (is that a correct expression? When one attempts to become famous and rich…?).
So, Weyland was a hard working, “settle for nothing short of success” kind of guy. Both charming and ruthless when it was required, he was supposed to play the role of “black sheep”, “strange bedfellow” who – through his actions – forces the party into strengthening their ties.
His reasons to be there? Scientific conference organized in the middle of Gibraltar. His purpose in joining the crew? Unspecified. Lion was his friend and Weyland “owed” something to him. There was also a promise of getting some information relevant to Weyland’s interests – enough to risk a short stray from his path of glory…