Like All Good Neighbors

Downtime

Following the conclusion of their run-in with the Aztechnology-run archaeology dig in Bosnia, the members of ‘REPO’ have all scattered globally, to follow up on each of their own agendas. With no plans for an immediate reunion, we find each of the runners swiftly moving waist-deep into their own kind of trouble.

Charles universityTaking up the invitation from Professor Balaji Martyn, whom he met at the Faustus Society gala in Frankfurt, Redge has traveled to Charles University in Prague to follow-up his interests in Arcanoarchaeology. Job and Max have both returned to Denver, but Max’s stay is going to be short – once he settles business with A-POS, he’s flying straight out to Chicago to settle his debt to the Anarchist Black Cross. Job returned to his garage to find signs of a failed break-in, with initial clues pointing in the direction of a long-lost ‘friend’. It’s rumored that Rasputin has returned to Denver as well, but his current location is unknown. Considering the prior happenings between him and the Warrens-based Vory, it may not stay that way for long.

The Phaistos disk has been given to Frosty, who promised that she wouldn’t keep them on such short warning the next time she needed REPO’s help – but considering the strange attitude of the man that she was last seen boarding the Draco Foundation jet with, that may very well be up in the air.

→ Link to Post-Bosnia Downtime!

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On the Angel's Wings...
"Is it a Gift Horse, or the Trojan kind?" [Double Session]

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Location: Seattle, UCAS

Crappy motel roomBack in his motel room, Job begins to dig up information on ‘Kelvin’ on the Matrix, while the others try to get to the bottom of just quite why their mysterious benefactor wants them to dig into Frosty‘s past, and how much, if at all, it’s related to Rasputin’s unexpected return. Job’s information searches quickly turn up irrefutable evidence of the hacker’s existence though – via direct contact – Job’s direct searches catch the attention of the hacker himself, who, after a brief call through his public commlink where he asks the ’runners purpose in searching for him, fries the circuitry when they fail to answer him.

Their contacts back in Denver fall similarly short, other than to confirm certain rumors of Frosty’s past team. With little other option, Job gains access to a Seattle datahaven and leaves a covert message for the hacker, asking him to Virtulandmake contact again. The hacker does so, arranging a meet at a VR-cade in downtown Seattle.

After Max does an initial security sweep of the public VR-cade, the team moves in for the meet. Wandering through the arcade, they soon find evidence of the local Augmented Reality(AR) overlay being hacked. A virtual roller coaster ride near them changes it’s name to ’Kelvin’s Koaster’ as they approach. Paying the ‘fee’ they climb in to the ride and it sets off. A matrix icon, presumably Kelvin, appears in the display and speaks to them. Max and Job eventually sway Kelvin’s suspicions, and, at the mention of the fact that they’ve been working with Frosty, he offers to meet them in the meat, on his private island north of Puget Sound. Their boat, he says, will pick them up the next morning at Pier 42 and they’re to come unarmed. Satisfied with their progress, the team heads out of the VR-cade and begins their way back to Tacoma.

Minutes late, before they even get out of sight of the arcade, a call comes in to Max’s commlink from Frosty herself. She explains briefly that she’s on her way out of town, but that her employer needs a team on short-notice, for a job. Max’s enhanced hearing is able to detect that indeed, in the background, Frosty appears to be at some sort of airline or maglev terminal. They accept, and she tells them that a meet will be set up for them at Infinity in a few hours. They’re to ask for ‘Aaron Johnson’.

With a quick data search, Job pulls up some quick information on Seattle’s newest and hottest venue, and alerts the team to the fact that Infinity is the newest nova-hot club in Downtown, and even though it’s only been open for a few years, the club has quickly become one of the top-status venues in the city. In addition, part of it’s allure is the it’s incredibly intricate and visually artistic use of ARO (Augmented Reality Overlay) technology.

With knowledge that this potential new job may interfere with the meet with ‘Kelvin’, the team weighs their options and eventually decide to make the meet with ‘Aaron Johnson’. They’ve worked with Frosty before and despite the fact that they’re often rushed, the payouts have been good and despite whatever connection that the hacker ‘Kelvin’ and Frosty have, they come to a consensus that they’ve got Frosty’s back, no matter what.

And people say that there’s no loyalty in the shadows, chummers. Drek.

Things went smoothly at Infinity, and with the meet. Redge, much to his (possible) dismay, quickly recognizes ‘Aaron Johnson’ as none other than Ehran, a noted Elven social theorist and Ehran discex-Prince of Tir Tairngire. After a bit of hopeful negotiation, the team accepts his job offer – to track down an object of antiquity known as the Phaistos Disc, a greek relic that had been stolen from the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete, the prior summer. Though the identity of the thief and the location of the Disc are unknown – they’re to meet Frosty in Hamburg in 72 hours. Once there, they’ll track down a man named [[:Hardy Wagner]], who supposedly has information on the thief. They’ll need to keep a low profile because of an active investigation on the part of Interpol, and the fact that the last few jobs that they pulled with Frosty, they had picked up an unwanted tail in the form of Samriel – precisely the reason in which Frosty was travelling alone this time. Though 72 hours isn’t as much of a crunch as they’re used to – the fact that the team will have to use a smuggling crew or other similar underground travel doesn’t allow them much time.

Email Received – fwd: Flying Under the Radar (2xl)

Email Received – fwd: Hamburg (umsturz)

Datafile Secured – Link: Hamburg_(Full)_

Quickly getting to work, the team begins to plan out a method in which they can make it to Hamburg on time while still making the meet with ‘Kelvin’. Pulling in a few favors, they’re directed to ’Shorty’s Cajun Bar and Grill’, where a friend-of-a-friend named Wailer might be able to get them hooked up with a short-notice trip under the radar to the east coast. The trip to Shorty’s turns out to be fruitful. Though the old dwarf Wailer seems far more interested in his bottle of Jack than he does helping them out, his comely ork buisness partner ‘Legs’ hits it off well with Job and assures them that she’ll talk sense into him.

The next morning, there was a boat waiting for them at Pier 42 as promised. After an hour of skipping across the Puget sound in a boat under the remote control of a mysterious hacker, they Puget soundarrive at a small island that might have once been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but now showed nothing but a decade of neglect – all the way to the McMansion that sat on it’s crest.

Though the initial meeting went a bit rough and it was clear that Kelvin had quite a drone based security on the island and in the mansion, the story eventually came out. About a decade prior, Frosty and Kelvin were part of a six-person crew that ran in Seattle for a few years. They were wildly successful, pulling off a string of jobs that paid for Kelvin’s current lifestyle. He squirreled away his money while his teammates bought bigger toys and faster cars. Frosty was the closest to the leader and she put herself on the line a few times to bring back a wounded comrade or chase down a Johnson that reneged on a deal. But during one of those runs she lost her ring. She said it was a simple power focus, but they way she worried about it after she lost it clued Kelvin into a deeper meaning. She went to retrieve it alone and the rest of the crew came after her to help. There was a lopsided firefight between their team, corporate security and two other rival teams. Half of the crew died and the trust between the rest of the crew had been shattered. Frosty disappeared into tribal lands. Kelvin retired from the shadows and never looked back. Questioning his motives, the team tried to figure out just why he had contacted them, but Kelvin would claim nothing more than ‘he felt that they should be aware of her past, and be careful of where her values lay’ if they were to continue working with her.

Upon return from the island, Legs informed them that Wailer had gotten his shit together and agreed to smuggle them and their gear to N’awlins (at a fair price), where he’d be able to hook them up with someone who could get them across the ocean.

Location: Hanseatic Free City of Hamburg

With a (relatively) smooth trip behind them, the crew quickly got themselves set up in Hamburg at the Hotel Stella Maris in the Altona district. With some free time before their planned linkup with Frosty, they hit the streets to learn the lay of the land and try to get some initial intel on [[:Hardy Wagner]]. With their combined talents, they find out that: Hardy Wagner is supposedly a cowardly data-broker with the Dutch Penose; the shadows are tense because of a rising conflict between the Penose and the Lobatchevski Vory; and there’s a huge political rally taking place in Hamburg because of a New European Economic Community (NEEC) geopolitical summit.

Frosty arrives later that day, after having taken the ‘long route’. To help them secure gear that they were unable to ship overseas, she brings them to see her friend Anyachka, a russian arms dealer that operates out of the Allied German States(AGS) and is know on the matrix as ‘Red Anya’.

After trying a couple methods to track down Wagner, it’s eventually a commcode that Job hacked that pays off. A neutralized voicemail that the team left is responded to several hours later with a location for a Matrix meetup.

Email Received – fwd: Europort (fianchetto)
Datafile Secured -

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Return from the Mountain
"Are we home yet?"

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Return…

The mountain

After an All Expense Paid Trip to CalFree’s ‘The Mountain’ fell-off-the-truck courtesy of Frosty— Redge, Max, Job, Snowball, and Powder caught a ride home to Denver on a privately chartered jet.

Somewhere before the Rockies, immediately after a bit of turbulence, the jet redirected itself towards someplace in the pacific northwest. Fearing the worst and very quickly confirming it, Max and Job immediately began to run ECCM protocol and tried to force their way into the cockpit. Max successfully jammed whatever signal had hacked the jet, and Job went to work regaining control of the Jet via the matrix.

With Job laid out after a run in with some imbedded Black IC, triggered after he piggybacked his way into the jet’s wireless node on the recently cutoff datatrail of the mystery Hacker – Max switched to less dainty measures and cut the cockpit’s door off with a microtorch.

After seeing to the unconscious pilot, Powder attempted to reassert control over the vessel, but it’s own security system had been triggered in the attack and prevented him. Eventually, Max (with Job’s help) was able to hard-wire control back to the secondary systems, and get the flight back under their control. They discovered that the autopilot had been rerouted to Seattle (via Spokane). Curious about who had gone through the trouble to hack their Jet yet keep them alive, the team decided to let the jet continue on course, but prepared for trouble on the ground.

Airfield

The plane landed safely at an ‘unused’ runway in Cascade Ork territory and the team was met by a hacked MetroTours tour van. It’s HoloDriver let them know that lodging had been arranged for them in Tacoma and that they’d be contacted in three days.

True to word, the team was contacted in three days to meet a Mr. Johnson, but set forth with the restriction that only two of the team were to attend the meet. As the acting Face, Max went with Job as backup. The meet was at a roadhouse-styled bar and Mr. Johnson met them upstairs.

Approaching the Johnson, the two could tell quickly that it wasn’t your average corper. He sat with his arms outstreched along the top of the booth, openly facing the team as it approached. He was dressed nicely, but had taken his suit jacket off, exposing a ‘styled’ wife-beater to match his Vashon Island suit pants. The wife beater showed what looked to be a twenty-year-old Cybertorso of Eastern European make—it was dented, scarred, reinforced with blocky armor plating, and had what appeared to be some sort of gang id spraybrushed on it. When they approached, the J took off his mirrorshades to reveal that he was none other than Rasputin, a fellow team member that was thought dead and abandoned during a recent job in Chicago’s containment zone.

Rasputin’s life had apparently been saved by someone working through the Anarchist Black Cross, who used an old cybertorso and some other available parts to counteract wounds sustained during a battle with bug spirits. Rasputin had awoken in Seattle a few hours prior, alongside his previously missing Macauhuitl weapon focus and a
note from his mysterious benefactor with directions to make a meet and deliver a message. Though suspicions lurk and rumors are circulating about Rasputin’s unknown angel, the team hesitatingly took him back under wing after a Kelvin series of DNA tests and other medical scans carried out by Max.

The message that Rasputin was sent to deliver was simple: That one of Frosty’s old runner team, a decker named Kelvin, was still in Seattle—and that it would be in their best interests to look him up. They retired to Job’s room to begin legwork.

Intel Gathered – Link: SEATAC Sweetie’s blog

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Midnight - Dawn of the Artifacts
Jane “Frosty” Foster is back and ready to continue her artifact hunt. REPO joins her in a chase across North America, from the frozen, bug-filled wastes of Chicago to the political hotbed of Denver to the Deep Lacuna lurking under Los Angeles.
  • Coming Soon
  • Welcome to Chicago!
    Midnight   1   welcome to chicago
  • Outside the Spire
    Midnight   2  the spire
  • Sonora’s team makes their escape from Denver
    Midnight   3   sonora makes her escape from denver
  • Vigilia Evangelica
    Midnight   4   vigilia evangelica

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Rising Sin
Who said you should never mix business with pleasure? After dealing with a timeless love story, the runners hit a casino and brothel to steal a file.
  • Coming Soon

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Dusk - Dawn of the Artifacts
Sixth World scholars have long hypothesized the cyclical nature of magic. For years corporations, collectors and other factions have spent fortunes hunting down surviving relics of this mythical age.
On the surface, the job seems simple: escort and assist Ms. Johnson as she follows the trail of a man across the globe. The target? An agent of the Atlantean Foundation tracking a priceless stolen artifact. And the trail? It leads to Lagos, the most dangerous sprawl on earth, where simply surviving the day can be a run in its own right. Add in the biggest black market auction of the century, a powerful African king, and a plethora of the biggest players in the artifacts trade, from the Atlantean Foundation to Aztechnology… well, welcome to the underside of the artifact business. If you survive, there’s more work a-coming… and maybe even some answers to your questions.
  • First meeting with Frosty
    Dusk   frosty first meet
  • Innocent Dobiri – Bush Pilot
    Dusk   innocent dobiri   bush pilot
  • Oni Adegoke’s Palace of the Yaruba – Display Room
    Dusk   yoruba palace
  • On the tail of Silence
    Dusk   chasing silence
  • The Auction
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Twist and Insult
Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl. Girl kills leader of boy’s gang to promote him. Can these two lovers survive long enough to unite their warring gangs or will they be subsumed in the violent struggle which is everyday life in Aurora.

Notable Events:

  • REPO is hired by Nikolai Kirillov to impress a gang called the Three Kings into the service of the Vory. Their leader has recently been killed and is in disorder. The Three Kings are a sub-gang of the Fronts, and it’s REPO’s job to get the Kings to side with the Vory, instead of the Fronts.
  • REPO shows up at the Three Kings’ safe house, where two of them are fighting in the middle of the street and the gang seems to have been split down the middle. One side is arguing that they need to stay true to their new leader, Tony – while the other say that he’s pussywhipped by his “russian whore” of a girlfriend and they should all just join The Fronts
  • Max discovers, and saves, an uncover Lone Star vice detective named Kev, who had infiltrated The Fronts, but had been discovered, shot, and left to die.
  • REPO uses the fact that the Fronts had been infiltrated by Lone Star to sway the Three Kings to support Tony and end up in a gunfight with representatives of the Fronts. They kill the reps, including an up and coming gang leader named Amy Steur
  • ((Some of the ending details have eluded me – can anyone fill in how this wrapped up? Did you guys convince the Kings to side with the Vory at this point? Did you help Maria and Tony in some way?))

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Tunnel Vision
Thousands of tunnels in a forgotten sewer system. Seven lost explorers. One survivor.

Notable Events:

  • REPO hired to locate a missing exploration team that never returned for the drainage system at a new Wuxing building site in the CAS sector.
  • Find most of the exploration team, killed.
  • Discover tunnels with strange Aztec pictographs
  • Meet, Eliza Khandiri, a coyote that works the PCC/CAS border, lives in an abandoned subway car, and has ties to Raven
  • Track down Enrico Trebol, an Aztec Blood Mage that has gone mad and has been hiding in the tunnels since Ghostwalker kicked Aztlan out of Denver.

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Chasing The Dragon
An innocent little girl is dead, and a killer still lives. A local arms dealer out for vengeance intends to fix that. To right this grievous wrong, a team of shadowrunners are going to have to help her chase The Dragon.

Notable Events:

  • REPO is hired to track down the killer of young Catherine Westmore, the ten-year old girl that sniped during an abduction that they had taken part in, a month prior.
  • Legwork leads them to Mystic Curiosities, the shop of Zhang Wong – where Takeshi Modori, has been laying low since a near-fatal shooting.
  • Interrogation reveals that Takeshi, an ex-Yakuza operator and former associate of Lady Jade was at the scene of Catherine’s shooting. He witnessed a man named Kazuya “The Dragon” Hitomi, Catherine’s own father and a merciless Yakuza(Denver’s Yamata-rengo) assassin, kill the girl with one shot, through the head, from a rooftop. Takeshi engaged The Dragon, lost, and barely survived after taking three shots to the chest.
  • Further legwork leads REPO to Klub Karma, where The Dragon is laying low. He’s currently being protected by the White Lotus Triad following his theft of ‘something very valuable’ from the Yamata-rengo Yakuza Clan.
  • REPO is aided by An Peng (Deceased), the Hung Kwan of the Golden Triangle Triad, and given access to the secure upper floors of Klub Karma in exchange for a small service: retrieval of files from some of Klub Karma’s computers.
  • Things go poorly for Job and Max on the upper floor, and they have to call in support from Job’s awaiting array of drones. They barely escape from Klub Karma with the unconscious body of Kazuya Hitomi. Klub Karma suffers an unprecedented level of cosmetic, and perhaps structural, damage.
  • REPO eventually delivers Kazuya Hitomi to justice in the awaiting arms of their loyal fixer Lady Jade, and her power-drill concerto.

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An Ounce of Prevention
So that local street doc has just saved your sorry hoop yet again. You know they’re strapped for more than cash. So when the doc needs a line on some meds…well, here’s your chance to “pay it forward.”

Notable Events:

  • Max and Redge are hired to secure a drastically needed new medical compound called ‘Cryosec’ for a clinic in the PCC Sector. The problem is, it’s still in trials and the only place it’s being stored is the major DocWagon facility in Lakewood.
  • Nobody knows what went on inside that facility, other than the fact that Max and Redge have never spoken of it.

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