Money never sleeps...

Phone Call

Hey Lt how is it going.
You do know that this line is not secure.
Yes I know, but we need to talk.
What do you need..
Have you found him yet?
(Screech beep beep beep) Ok the line is now secure… mostly.
You know that these things take time.
It has been two years since the last spotting.
Damn it man! I have not seen my daughter in four years.
And you were the one that volunteered for this project.
He killed my wife and several of the other team members.
What else was I supposed to do? Wait around for him to come after my kid, Fowler, Pickins, or Stuart.
The bastards going to pay. I would have had him three years ago.
You dropped a building on him, and from reports it severely injured him.
Through several informants we found out that he had spent several months in intensive care.
Yes but I did not kill the bastard and he is still out there.
Calm down you are doing nobody any good getting angry.
AHHHHHH, I know you are right, but I miss my kid.
I do know how much longer I can wait.
So I hear your running the shadows.
Yeah, it is more like I am twiddling my fingers waiting on a colonel decide if we were going to engage an enemy.
I’ve got one bounty hunter adept that i am betting has military or quasi-military training.
Then there is a Native hacker, I think she is a technomatic-thingy.
There is Meals-on-wheels, a paraplegic magic user who belief structure resembles old Irish pantheon.
A honest to goodness Italian mob leg-breaker adept
And then a ex-Doc Wagon wheel-man.
Very little discipline, but they get the job done.
Well maybe you can use them to get information on him.
No! That side of my life that does not involve them.
Soon I will have to leave them and the less they know about me the better.
Ok leaving is not a good idea.
You still have several foreign government agencies looking for you.
I do not ca….
Shush.. did you hear that. Fuck we got a tail. Hang up, ditch the phone and call back later.

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The First Taste part 2

Run: “The First Taste”

  • Johnson: George Haskins
  • Objective: Location / Retrieval of Drug Pusher; Intel / Retrieval of Dealer /Supplier
  • Payout: 30,000 nuyen (15k initial); (Knight Errant: Support: Puyallup)
  • Status: In Progress

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Devi
  3. Grump
  4. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
George Haskins

NPCs Present:
Chikao Inoue
Jose Vilamoura
Queen
Raizo

Secondary: Encounters

  1. Recon: Vilamoura’s Apt.
  2. Shadowing: “Interested party”
  3. Watching the Watchers
  4. Council Island: Visitor’s Center: pursuit of Vilamoura
  5. Tracking: Devi’s Drone: The White Orchid
  6. Setting up the Meeting: Chikao Inoue
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The First Taste

Run: “The First Taste”

  • Johnson: George Haskins
  • Objective: Location / Retrieval of Drug Pusher; Intel / Retrieval of Dealer /Supplier
  • Payout: 30,000 nuyen (15k initial); (Knight Errant: Support: Puyallup)
  • Status: In Progress

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Bella
  3. Grump
  4. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
George Haskins

NPCs Present:

  • Lt. Brandon Hendrix
  • Sgt. Leon Lawson
  • “Smalls”
  • Thomas Steiner
  • Robert Langley

Secondary: Encounters

  1. Hell’s Kitchen: Langley: Found Dead
  2. Tarislar: Satyr, “Leila”, Laesa Soldiers
  3. The Daisy Chain: “Clubbing Seals”
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Winterland (cont.)
  • Run: Winterland
  • Johnson: Raven
  • Objective: Package Retrieval.
  • Payout: 48,000 nuyen
  • Status: Completed
  • Karma: 4

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Bella
  3. Devi
  4. Grump
  5. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
Mickey “Two Eyes”

NPCs Present:

Secondary: Encounters

Overview:

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Winterland
  • Run: Winterland
  • Johnson: Raven
  • Objective: Package Retrieval.
  • Payout: 48,000 nuyen
  • Status: In Progress

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Bella
  3. Devi
  4. Grump
  5. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
Mickey “Two Eyes”

NPCs Present:

Secondary: Encounters

Overview:

  1. Meet at club DID (Dreaming In the Digital)
  2. Legwork: Raven aka Mark Longfeather: Hopi Representative: PCC
  3. Location of job: Pandora, Colorado, PCC: Winterland Park
  4. Package Deal set by Aine and Devi using Devi’s clean ID for team to be “guests”
  5. Logistics arranged on area from Grump via Mickey
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Dark and Stormy Night (cont.)

Run: “Dark and Stormy Night”

  • Johnson: Manny
  • Objective: Proof of Life/Death: 1 Mark; Paydata Retrieval; Snatch/Grab: Misc.
  • Payout: 60,000 nuyen; (vehicle: “loaner”; Enviro-Suits:5); Paydata (various); “Artifacts” (various: fence-able items)
  • Status: Completed
  • Karma: 7 (Main story= 4; Bonus: Survivors: +3)

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Bella
  3. Devi
  4. Grump
  5. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
Manny

NPCs Present:

Secondary: Encounters

  1. Shadows of Annubus
  2. Posession: Saved Victim
  3. Crazed Guardian: Saved Victim
  4. Frankenstein: Saved Victim

Overview:

  • Breach Second Floor: Sub-level 1
  • Sweep Floor: Discover Troll Mage
  • Encouter Shadow Spirits (5); De-possession/Banishment
  • Discover Surviving Guard
  • Egyptian Magic / Ritual research: Modern, Shinto, and Egyptian Warding adaptations
  • Download Research Data: Paydata
  • Breach Third Floor: Sub-level 2
  • Sweep Floor: All reseachers / Security dead; one survivor
  • Drop Guard at Medical for Detox
  • Mage / survivor treated at Rook /Coons Safehouse
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Dark and Stormy Night

Run: “Dark adn Stormy Night”

  • Johnson: Manny
  • Objective: Proof of Life/Death: 1 Mark; Paydata Retrieval; Snatch/Grab: Misc.
  • Payout: 60,000 nuyen; (vehicle: “loaner”; Enviro-Suits:5)
  • Status: In Progress

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Bella
  3. Devi
  4. Grump
  5. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
Manny

NPCs Present:
N/A

Secondary: Encounters

  1. Hacker Track: Bounty Hunt: Travis
  2. Devi’s Vacation Slide Show
  3. Mana Storm: Acid Rain, Sleet, Hail (current)

Overview:

  • Manny calls meet: Renton: Flea Market: “Little Aztlan”
  • Manny gives details of run: Redmond Barrens: 3 kilometers NW of Glow City
  • Moves to transport drop off: Truck Stop
  • Grump collects weaponry from Mickey: Devi arms Drone
  • Team moves into Redmond: Aine “masks” truck
  • Breach Main Floor: Discover Victim: Deceased: Dr. Marcus Allen: Lead Project Researcher
  • Breach Main Floor Security: Ares Arms-MTS (Magical Tactics and Security)
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JackPoint: Three Sides to Every Story

Welcome to JackPoint, omae;
Transmitted January 23th, 2071 02:33:56 hours (EST):
CHAT established; ThinkTank Room 37 created:
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Hoi, Astrid. How ya doin’?
Haygar

Morning, (yawn), would be better if I wasn’t getting spammed with questions from all the noobs and wanna-bes.
Astrid

So what am I ? ;) Could at least entertain this happy lil’ group a bit?
Haygar

Present company excluded… and yes, I’ll share my comments. Knowing them, they’ll pass it along and maybe I’ll be able to get some semblance of sleep.
Astrid

:Neo-Betty Boop has joined CHAT
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:Cobalt has joined CHAT

Hey! Even better… you got Astrid!
Neo-Betty Boop

Hello, Betty. Congratulations by the way.
Astrid

TYVM… it’s a bit of an OOPS! But hey, I just see it as a “Happy Little Accident”
Neo-Betty Boop

What!?! You’re preggers? How’d Astrid find out before me?
Cobalt

News to me as well…
Haygar

:P she’s just better informed than you all. Just have some Baby Bombers on stand-by, Haygar. Too soon to know if we need blue or pink, but I’m hoping for blue.
Neo-Betty Boop

Well, don’t let Nox stress too much. I’ll have a set of both ready for when you get the news.
Haygar

Will do. Anyways, what’s up with your snoop-girl, Davenport? She’s not been bringing her “A-game” lately. A lot of gaps in her articles it seems.
Neo-Betty Boop

Perhaps I can shed some light on that… The Star PR reps have been none too pleased with the “negative publicity” in her commentaries. Word has it they have been waving a slander suit and other legal scare tactics towards her news affiliate. Though you have to give the lady credit; she has managed to bring the ratings up for her affiliate by 5.273% in nearly record time.
Astrid

The station ain’t about “can” her with that sort of feather in her cap. They’ve just told her to dial it back a couple notches. She has managed to eke out a few little jabs under her editors or censors checks.
Haygar

Ok, justifiable, but still, word has it there is more to the story.
Neo-Betty Boop

There always is with you… or you make it get spun that way.
Hell Billy


Neo-Betty Boop

Before this turns into a battle of egos here, may I share a bit more intel.
Astrid

Go right ahead… I heard the Eliminators have been retired. Didn’t you say you ran with them?
Hell Billy

Worked with, yes; Ran with, no. My association was merely secondary and tactical, pre- and post, non-concurrent. My affiliation with them has been somewhat corrupted in this mess, much to my misfortune and displeasure. For the record, though I am certain must of you are already knowledgeable of this, but the Eliminators are “retired”, but not on a whole. Two of the legitimate team members are still alive, however they have no intent to carry on the moniker. I have spoken with both of them personally.. Rest assured it is valid information.
Astrid

Null-sweat, Astrid. If Haygar vouches for you, sweetie, we’re all whiz…
Cobalt

Agreed. So, Astrid, maybe you can fill in the gaps here. Word on the street is some ‘Weenies were the ones that tried to break into the PRC Sea-Tac location, but that was only after they tried to hit the Renton one and failed. Or was it your Eliminator pals?
Neo-Betty Boop

Not to butt-in here. The Halloweeners were tipped off on some info that PRC was handling “evidence disposal/destruction”; Namely, confiscated guns, drugs, and tech. The dumb-hoops took it at surface value and tried to hit the place. Word I got said they got stopped cold before they could get to the door. The guys were locked and loaded like it seemed legit but when one of them got lippy, he got cranially ventilated. From there the other gangers watched as their omae got smashed and crammed in a compactor and then BBQ’d in the smelter. They told the gangers that they handle bio-disposal and if they needed to trash a body they’d do it for a price and that the prize they were looking for was at the Sea-Tac locale. They must have had an extra bowl of stupid that day because the stupid slitches bought it and got busted.
Hell Billy

Given Hell Billy’s statement, I can only add that the Eliminators have used the Renton location prior and by this time most likely had cover within, unofficially and without PRC knowing. Hence, the unidentified and unregistered.
Astrid

We all know that’s just a cover they use to have those associated relax their guard and cause them to slip up. even if they did manage to cover and plant themselves, PRC wouldn’t want that going public, let alone Brackhaven. I wouldn’t be surprised if Brackhaven wasn’t bankrolling it.
Neo-Betty Boop

I rest my case… Aren’t we become the little conspiracy theorist? What next? Brackhaven is the Uber-Prince Arch-Bishop Messiah of the Illuminati?
Hell Billy

Oh Shut up, HB!
Neo-Betty Boop

Sadly, I must side against you on this, Betty. Brackhaven did use the PRC in his campaign to sway and additional 2.132% of the voting from the Eco-Friendly voters and associated groups. He got PRC to the table with the Metroplex Council. He has 0.00% invested interest in PRC on any level. It was pure politics.
That said, I will say that Mr. Brackhaven is most likely going to assert some influence to control potential political issues, hence getting the Metroplex Forces involved, though on their own they have right since it is a government subcontract. I only can disclose that the lead of the Eliminators, White-Out with the assistance of his hacker and a freelance hacker made the secured the facility as an operation(s) platform. Let us not forget the Eliminators niche was in extraction and deferred disposal. Such was White-Outs area of expertise. He, in turn, surrounded himself with likeminded and amorally dispositional associates. They were not cleaners, they were problem solvers, thus “Eliminators”.
Astrid

Astrid, you don’t seem like one who would work with such people.
Cobalt

We all have bills to pay, yet in the end we find ourselves setting aside and/or compromising when nuyen is put brought to the table.
Astrid

Touché’
Cobalt

I’m surprised, Cobalt. This is where I’d expect you to point out that The Eliminators were ranked and noted pros. So, who hit them?
Neo-Betty Boop

You started this line of questions. I’m just listening in… so to speak.
Cobalt

In answer to your inquiry. Yes, they were professional in the wetwork niche of our illicit trade, however grease the right palms and call in a few favors and one’s notoriety can become inflated to worth much more than actual market value. I don’t truly discredit any individual ability or team effort. They were good at being discreet in action and covering their tracks, yet even then one/many can lull themselves into a false sense of security and egos can be stroked leading to a “slip up”. Inevitably there will be another “Eliminator” team to take their place and wetwork will go on.
Astrid

You mentioned a freelancer was called in? Wouldn’t be you by chance?
Hell Billy

That info will cost you.
Astrid

:External Link established by Hell Billy: Channel Secured and Locked
:Link established by Astrid: Allocation Confirmed
:File Uploaded by Astrid: File Downloaded by Hell Billy
:External Link Closed by Hell Billy

For a sec there, you had me going. Well played, madam, well paid.
Hell Billy

Divulge at your own risk
Astrid

I don’t know anything about Hammer-Slammer being hired in support.
Hell Billy

Idiot, LOL, you know he scans this place.
Neo-Betty Boop

Yeah, probably.
Hell Billy

Hmm… H-S is a certified pro. He’s not cheap either. Then again, if I need my tacks covered and overwatch, he’d be numero uno on my listed
Cobalt

As I said, in time, many become lax and lazy. Deferring to what money can buy them.
Astrid

What am I, chopped soy-liver? Where the love?
Haygar

Just being objective, hunny! Wouldn’t want to be considered biased ;) If I need to get around him You’d be the one I call :-*
Cobalt

shoot me…
Hell Billy

LOL. Ok, so seriously, what are you not telling us, Astrid. You obviously know quite a bit and quite bit more you’re not telling us. Give already!
Neo-Betty Boop

At this time, I only can spare my immediate dealings with the late members of the Eliminators. Yes, I was hired and yes I was their “score keeper” in a manner of speaking. I was merely a consultant, nothing more. White-Out paid me for a job. I did it. I did not hype them up. I keep my assessments professional and based on fact. I admit Cobalt has inspired me to keep tabs on developments and I am processing the data as it is divulged/delivered/collected on my end.
Astrid

I heard you got hit up for the skinny on the Eliminators by another team. I smell a little double dealing…
Neo-Betty Boop

Easy, Betty. Don’t go there. Astrid’s been more than generous here.
Haygar

I appreciate the intent, Haygar. Betty, for the record, I was offered payment for my paydata. I engaged in parlay on the team’s stats versus the roster accounts, which is my niche market; I DID NOT release any information as to their personal info, MO, or whereabouts.
Push the issue at your own risk.
Astrid

Girls, GIRLS!!! Pull back the claws and idle back. Geez!
Haygar

Alright… I take it back. Sorry, my hormones got me on an emotional rollercoaster.
Neo-Betty Boop

It must be that time of…
Hell Billy
:Hell Billy has been kicked

SHUT UP, FRAGGER!!! I’m going to kick your…
Neo-Betty Boop
:Neo-Betty Boop has left CHAT

>8O oh no he didn’t!!! I’m SSSOOO pimp-slapping his HOOP!!!
Cobalt
:Cobalt has left CHAT

“…” Haygar…
Astrid

yeah…
Haygar
__
You’re associates are rather… odd
Astrid

You should see them in real life, LOL_
Haygar

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Four Dead in PRC Attack; Metroplex Forces and LS split investigation

January 30, 2071; 22:04:44
KIRO Eyewitness News: Channel 7: Seattle
Posted by: Reporter: Michelle Davenport

Good Evening, everyone; this is Michelle Davenport with the 10 o’clock Eyewitness news report.
Our story tonight comes from Central Renton where Metroplex Civil Patrol and LoneStar Security Forces are investigating the aftermath of a heated gunfight which has resulted in a gruesome discovery at the Renton Puget Recycling Co-Operative station on SW 7th St.

PRC has an established civil contract with eh entirety of the Seattle Metroplex to assist with waste management services by keeping with environmental standards in by aiding in the recycling of non-biological material recycling. This includes the recovery and salvage of common scrap metals, ferecrete, paper, and other miscellaneous materials. PRC’s contract was established by Governor Brackhaven’s office in the latter part of 2070.

According to reports, several independent calls were placed to LS non-emergency services over “unusual activity at the PRC Renton station. A LS patrol unit was dispatched on a “general welfare check” to discover a grizzly scene. When officers arrived, the front security gate, loading bay, and entry doors were all open and the inner portion was riddled with gunfire and a thin haze of smoke. Support and investigative units were called to assess the situation.

Investigators on the scene recovered three bodies and the remains of one other from inside the station. Shortly after LS officers cordoned off a base perimeter Metroplex Officers also arrived on the scene, given the government subcontracting. The property fell under civil jurisdiction, yet the building was technically considered government property. Metroplex Forces did not suspend LS activity and opted to split roles on the investigation given initial findings.

The victims have not yet been officially identified, though it has been determined that not one of the bodies found are registered employees with PRC, leaving investigators baffled as to who and why they were in the building. LS officials have released the following preliminary statement about the incident. “LoneStar Police Dept.: Seattle is investigating, reporting, and filing this case as a premeditated act of larceny and violence, by means of attempted burglary and attempted arson, by unnamed /unidentified/ unknown offender(s). This act is conceivably linked to a similar incident that occurred at the Sea-Tac Puget Recycling station hours before. LoneStar will continue to proceed with the investigation and aid/assist the Seattle Metroplex Civil Patrol until the perpetrators have been apprehended.”

LS officials had not disclosed the “similar incident” however Metroplex officials were able to enlighten this reporter on the event. According to reports, six intruders attempted to enter the Sea-Tac station with the intent of theft of “precious metals” from the recovery stores. The suspects were caught during their attempt by LS officers who responded to the Panic Button call placed by an employee on site. The intruders were initially charged with malicious mischief and trespassing on private property, fined, and released before Metroplex forces were contacted. LS stated that they viewed it as an isolated incident by “assumed gang member initiates”. Most were minors and no direct crime had occurred.

Given the alleged second attack on PRC properties, Metroplex has taken a more active role in the investigation. Although no official statement has been released to the press, the “loose” handling of the facts and actions of the incident has been documented and will most likely be brought before the Gov. Brackhaven’s office.

In closing, KIRO will continue to stream all updated material on this breaking story on our KIRO News blog interface and this reporter’s online commentaries journal.

This is Michelle Davenport, KIRO Channel 7 Eyewitness News, reporting.
Thank you for your time, Good Night.

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Cruisin' On Ice Part 2

Run: “Cruisin’ on Ice”

  • Johnson: Joeli
  • Objective: Mark Retrieval/ Counter Extraction; 5 day time limit;
  • Payout: 27,000 nuyen + 1000 Horizon Corp Script + Intel (+1000 Corp Script Horizon Bonus)
  • Status: Completed
  • Karma: 4

Participants:

  1. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne
  2. Bella
  3. Devi
  4. Dawg / Grump
  5. Thomas Jeb Stuart

Contacts:
Joeli

_NPCs Present:
Unknown: Bodyguard: Joeli
Marseilles

Secondary: Encounters
Matrix/Info Search: “Eliminators”: Astrid
“Gone Fishin’”: Lake Lucerne: Auburn
Camping Trip / Scuba Dive
Mage Trace: Micro-tel: Vaporize
Redmond: Interrogation on the top floor: Knee Capped: Vaporize

Overview:

  • Joeli calls meet: Pier 37: Tacoma: offers and retrieval job
  • Joeli + Marseilles provide Intel on mark and related info
  • Informed of Eliminators as extraction team; holding mark for “leverage” on client for motivation and productivity issue.
  • Devi does matrix search: discovers Hacker on overwatch
  • Bella, Jeb, and Grump, utilize contacts: info brokers and havens to obtain details on opposing team.
  • Devi pursues Matrix search on Eliminators; meets with Astrid; negotiates stats/tactics: 5K nuyen: covered by Grump
  • Aine performs Astral trace on mark; locates position on Lake Lucerne
  • Jeb + Grump perform recon; Jeb encounters Astral Mage overwatch armed with Water Spirit
  • Team obtains Trace Booby Trap in driftwood at Lake
  • Aine performs Astral Trace on Mage
  • Locate Mage: breach his hideout / relocate to Redmond to interrogate
  • Mage Comm hacked: signal traced / triangulated to Renton
  • PRC station: breach and raid: capture gunman: retrieved mark
  • Dropped Mark at Pier 37
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