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Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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KE and LS dispute on Attack at SnowBlind

January 2, 2071; 22:00:35
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 south Snohomish where Knight Errant officers responded to a drive-by shooting and attempted arson, early this morning, leaving four dead and one wounded; leaving two Knight Errant officers in critical condition. According to reports, provided by KE Security Forces, an anonymous call was placed to KE non-emergency dispatch at 03:41:33 regarding “suspicious activity” around 19700 N. Creek Pkwy, east of I-405. The caller gave limited details on the activity, yet shortly before the anonymous caller disconnected, the dispatcher heard the sound of multiple weapons discharging in the background. Aerial security drones were rerouted to the locations where operators confirmed multiple assailant perched upon the shoulder of the north bound lane on-ramp, firing small arm machine guns into SnowBlind Studios.

SnowBlind Studios is a sim-sense electronics firm associated with the Horizon Corporation, who specializes in editing, digital imaging enhancements, and other post-production related logistics for various productions and affiliates.
The assailants turned on the KE security drones and fired upon them. One drone took heavy damage and was unable to maintain altitude and collided with a parcel vehicle that caused the driver to temporarily lose control and collide with the center guard rail. The driver sustained mild injuries from the collision and was treated and released by DocWagon paramedics who later arrived on the scene.

An aerial unit was called in as three patrol units responded from north Bellevue to the Panic Call. The gunmen, whom were on high performance street bikes, fled the scene as two street units and the aerial unit pursued. The third unit responded to the scene of the assault to find the two security guards unconscious and the west entry smashed in. Officers entered the building and found multiple suspects within the premises smashing equipment and dousing in various accelerants to burn the materials.

Gunfire was exchanged between the officers and the arsonists. KE reports describe the scene as “suspects were armed with moderate caliber machine, medium arms with level 3 ballistic penetration, though demonstrated no tactical skill/knowledge towards their intents.” (According to our sources, this level is one grade lower than military grade, armor piercing weapons.) The two officers braved the dangers and attempted defuse the situation, despite each officer sustaining gunshot wounds. KE officers are equipped with a bio-monitor system that can immediately report and “officer down”. After the inflicting injuries, the call-out was made to all security forces within the vicinity. The officers pressed on and were forced to initiate deadly force and “neutralized the threat(s)”, according to the report.

LoneStar Officers and an aerial DocWagon HRT squad responded to the officer down call. LoneStar officers secured the scene and initiated their investigation. Though KE was in legal right to respond to the call, LS officials have tactfully assumed jurisdiction, despite KE involvement, despite taking twice as long to respond to the event.

The mobile assailants led KE pursuit units through a weaving chase along the northbound 405. No civil or automated vehicle were assaulted or damaged from the pursuit. According to the report, the assailants’ cycles “were considered to be highly modified beyond manufacturer’s specs, as the vehicles easily reached speeds in excess of 195 KPH consistently.” KE street units were pressed to keep up with the suspects. The assailants, in an unfortunate turn of events, took advantage of an open break in the east side retaining wall of the 405-522 interchange and were able to veer of the interstate onto the abandoned 202 highway which backtracks into the heart of Redmond.

The street units were unable to manipulate the breaking gap in the wall, where-as the aerial unit continued to give chase. The aerial unit attempted to use thermo-imaging to pursue the victims yet various heat signatures of scattering SIN-less vagrants and other unknown obstacles thwarted their efforts. After random, yet non-threatening small arms fire from the surface pinged off the vehicles armor plating, the aerial unit was called off and was forced to abandon their pursuit in the interest of safety measures.

A professional dispute between KE and LS officials over rights to the investigation as both entities pursued the collection of evidence and other crime scene materials; however LS investigators were less than willing to be co-operative with KE investigators hoarding the bulk of information and evidence. KE officials have released the following statement; “With the initial involvement of our personnel, towards the incident that occurred early this morning, we have no choice but to pursue legal arbitration through the MetroPlex Civil Patrol to decide to which Security firm has rights to the processing of this investigation.” The MetroPlex Patrol has agreed to act “trusted legal counsel” in the affair.

LS officials have refused to disclose any related reports or information about this case to KIRO News, though they have electronically released the following statement. “LoneStar Police Dept.: Seattle is investigating, reporting, and filing this case as a random act of violence, by means of attempted burglary and attempted arson of SnowBlind Studios by unnamed/unidentified/unknown offender(s).”

KE officials have been more cooperative with KIRO News requests for further details and have noted that “initial findings indicate that the gun wielding assailants are presumed to be affiliated with ‘The Ancients’ street gang. The intruders upon SnowBlind Studios, have no such affiliation. The intruders are suspected to be current low-level employees who were attempting to destroy evidence of pirating sim-sense materials, production of BTL contraband, and other electronic offenses when officers arrived on scene. The correlation between the two events are unknown at this time however initial indication by tactical analysis programs indicate the gunmen were attempting to dispatch the intruders before they could enter the building. The intents of the intruders were most likely to continue their illicit activity in BTL productions and pirating.”

SnowBlind management have voluntarily assisted KE and LS officials with their investigation, though no further details about said involvement has been disclosed at this time. Also, no official statement has been given by associate from Horizon Corporation about the incident, however it is safe to believe that word has been handed down through the chain to SnowBlind management to assist in any way possible and secure corporate assets accordingly.

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. Myself, and the rest of the KIRO News team wish to extend our most sincere thoughts and well wishes to the two KE officers who are being treated for their wounds and hope for a swift and full recovery.

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

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Explosion in Tourist-ville claims the life of a community 'good guy'

January 3, 2071; 22:01:44
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 the surviving suburb of Redmond that ‘Seattle-ites’ have come to refer to as “Tourist-ville”. At approximately 04:55:22 this morning, Unit #78 of the Seattle Fire and Rescue, responded to reports of an explosion off 1st Ave NE and NE Juniper St. resulting in one fatality.

The victim has been identified as one, William Robert “Billy” Patterson; Human Male; Age: 44; survived by: (no registered next of kin); a registered UCAS citizen who was the owner and operator of “Billy’s Saloon”, located along 180th Ave NE and NE Redmond Fall City Rd.

Given the MetroPlex Security Regulations imposed on the area, SFR were hesitant to enter the area. LoneStar Police were not obligated and chose not to respond to the incident under the regulation. Despite LS objections and superficial warnings, the SFD Unit #78 crew moved to a secure vantage point to monitor the situation. SFR attempted to use an aerial drone to have a more practical means of on-site assessment; however the drone’s avionics incurred a malfunction upon entering the threat and was forced to return the staging area.

Firefighters on the scene were reduced to using hand image enhancement units with fewer capabilities and could only modestly assess the building in question; a two story depot, sporadically ablaze, and collapsed partially. Firefighters were concerned with secondary aftereffects that might occur leading to a cascading inferno onto other structures and “debris” that could potential drift southeast onto I-90 and spread into the northern quarter of Issaquah and Olde Town, Bellevue.

Knight Errant Special Operations Team “one-seven-Charlie” were posted off I-90 East and were given sanction to assist and provide sentry for the SFR to contain and subdue the blaze, effectively and securely. An aerial unit patrolling Bellevue airspace was diverted and orbited the scene as the KE SOT 17C provided armed escort. KE officers secured the perimeter as the aerial unit provided what one SOT member deemed “overwatch” (perimeter surveillance and tactical assessment).

SFR firefighters were able to contain the primary and secondary fires in and around the collapsed building. Rescue teams used smaller, compact drones to breach the collapse and assess for victims. Rescue Drones were able to discover the rather twisted and crushed remains of Patterson. The drone was able to retrieve a DNA sample and returned it to rescue workers which aided in the identification of the deceased. The SFR crew members were able to extract Patterson’s remains and transferred them to DocWagon Center in Issaquah in East Bellevue to handle the general autopsy to determine the true cause of death.

Although given the Security Protocols placed on the area of the incident, KE officers opted to perform a “field appraisal”. Their initial findings were that the building was destroyed with “shape charges”, set in a demolition fashion, vaguely resembling pattern(s)used with standard construction “demo” practices. Officers on the scene reported that the “demo” was possibly used to cover up a homicide. With the fire and scene contained, SFR and KE SOT 17C left the area.

LoneStar Patrol officers arrived to file the report after the SFR and KE SOT unit returned to the initial staging point after the radioed in the “all clear” or “10-26”. KE officers shared their findings with the LS detective on scene. The LS detective allowed me to “tag along” in the interest of the investigation, though remarked rather bleakly, “The people around that area aren’t going to be willing to talk.” The intent was to determine when he was last seen and establish a timeline of events that led to the discovery of Patterson’s body.

According to general urban scans and tags on the Seattle hub, “Billy’s Saloon” is commented and credited as an relaxed and average rated tavern that local “Tourist-ville” patrons repeatedly refer to as a “Blue Collar Man’s kinda of bar.” The establishment was still up and running at 08:34:26 when we arrived, though there were a few severely inebriated and passed out patrons present, the general temperament of the wait staff was to send some on their way or permitted to “sleep it off”. There were a decent amount of still coherent people milling about, mostly shift workers coming off the clock seeking a bit of relaxation from a hard day’s work.

Though very skeptical and reserved with the presence of an LS Officer probing for information, the mood became less standoffish upon word of Patterson’s demise. There was a shared shock amongst all present. Several patrons and employees became adamant on volunteering any and every detail that they hoped would help the investigation.

Many repeatedly remarked that Patterson was “good people” and “the kinda guy ya just couldn’t help but like”. As for the facts surrounding the event s of his evening prior to his death, witnesses stated, by their own accounts, the same relative scenario.

  1. At approximately 21:30 to 21:45, a couple of “regulars” and a “new girl”, of unknown name(s) and vague description (patrons and staff knew of them yet knew little ABOUT them), came into the establishment. The three persons of interest were described as a “hot blonde”, “a creepy elf guy” (the two regulars), and “this cute little dwarf girl” (new girl). The trio came in the tavern, sat at the bar, ordered up drinks, and kept to themselves.
  2. Patterson approached the trio at the bar after a few minutes, as he would any of his patrons, regular or new, and a friendly exchange was had for a few minutes between them. Laughs and words were exchanged as Patterson indulged himself to a drink as well.
  3. A few more friendly words were exchanged and the trio went outside. Patterson told a couple of his employees that he had to make a “beer run”, which was not assume all that uncommon for him to replenish his stores, so no one assumed anything was wrong, aside from a passing off character comment said to his bouncer.
  4. Patterson sated, “Take good care of the place, I’m leaving you in charge.” The troll bouncer, who wished to remain anonymous, said “I thought it was kind odd when he said it. I mean he never said anything like that to me before.”
  5. Witnesses said Patterson left the premises in his antique 1978 Chevrolet Truck, which was commented on as “his baby” and that “everyone knew not to F@#$ with.”

Upon his departure, none of his employees thought much towards him not returning promptly, as they assumed it was mostly a way for him to get away for a while or what can be assumed as “personal time”. Many noted that “this place was all he had and he was never far from it.”

The LS detective scanned his interface for information and locating Patterson’s vehicle. Given the “antique” standing of his vehicle, it was not required to nor did Patterson register any upgrades or modifications to current standards and equipment. Any attempt to locate the vehicle via AutoNav and/or Seattle Grid System tracking was futile. It is left to ponder if perhaps Patterson was the unfortunate victim of a “Car Jacking” gone wrong or some other random act of violence. The LS detective was rather unfeeling over the situation and held no optimism towards solving the case. The LS detective documented the statements and simply filed and shut the report calling it “a lost cause”.

KE officers on the scene were willing to follow up with this story as new information was passed along by this reporter, and not LS, whom have unofficially closed the case, the KE officers stated that they were “torn over the fact that given the precision of the “demo” complied with the approximate six hour “gap in time” between the last visual sighting and the time Patterson’s body was found, “in their professional opinion” Patterson’s homicide was pre-meditated in some fashion.”

LS officials have released the following statement to KIRO News: “LoneStar Police Dept.: Seattle has assessed the evidence and information regarding this case and have determined that all credible means sources have been exhausted and until new information arises, the case will be deferred to their ‘cold case’ division. At this time, we are declaring the deceased as victim of circumstantial/accidental death incurred while in the commission of a trespassing in a high risk quarantined, security zone.”

KE officials have released this statement to KIRO News: “Knight Errant Security Forces, having lawfully and willingly committed to aiding the Seattle Fire and Rescue Department, in pursuit of public safety, in a registered threat area, will continue to monitor for any details regarding this case and will continue to keep the case upon until such time as the evidence proving/disproving anything related to this homicide. Knight Errant cannot confirm nor deny that the circumstantial evidence, present at this time, warrants anything other than a standard homicide registry under the UCAS penal code. Any person with credible information related to this particular case is encouraged notify Knight Errant Security Forces. All credible information may entitle the witness to a monetary reward (where applicable).”

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. On a personal note, anyone with information regarding the incident(s) surrounding Mr. Patterson’s untimely demise are strongly encouraged to please come forward. Mr. Patterson was a revered by many in his community and will surely be missed by many. Myself, and the rest of the KIRO News extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to any and all extend family, associates, and acquaintances of the late Mr. Patterson.

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

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Threat in Seattle Park Leads to Questionable Professionalism by LoneStar

January 6, 2071; 22:00:59
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 the Maynard Convention center in Downtown where a rogue act of terror has shaken up the local community as an independent explosive device (IED) was found with the surrounding park by a MetroPlex Park and Recreation Maintenance worker.

At 00:32:34 this morning, “Jimbo” Atkins, a park maintenance worker, was conducting a routine service call for upkeep of the automated systems of the park. The park worker noticed that one of the landscaping service drones, a sprayer unit, was missing and assumed it had “broke down again”. Atkins was able to track it to just beyond the utility power grid where it had apparently veered from its pre-programmed protocol. It had apparently moved off the grid and simply shut down without an active power feed. Atkins commented, “It ain’t unusual for them things to get kicked or tossed about by people roamin’ in the park for the hell of it. When it happens, these things ain’t too bright and get as confused as a newborn in a titty bar; ain’t not telling what they’ll do.” Atkins was able to track the rogue drone to just beyond the grid to the northwest, alongside the access drive to the convention center that was being used for a Law Enforcement Trade Show.

Atkins walked across the park and retrieved the drone yet had no idea the danger he was about to encounter. “I picked up the stupid thing and normally it carries a water and non-toxic pesticide $#!+ which gives ‘er a lil’ weight but when I picked ‘er up the damn thing weighed a ton! I had to set the heavy F#@&&!%* thing back down. I figured some punk had done messed with it or loaded full of $#!+. I pulled the plug on the tank and some goopy caulking-like crud come oozing out then foamed up.” Uncertain as to what the substance was Atkins called into his dispatch and per MPPR procedure Seattle Fire Department was called in to assess a potential hazardous waste issue.

SFD Fire and Rescue Unit 33 arrived on the scene to appraise the material and clean the scene. Rescue workers performed a field test on the material and upon retrieving the results immediately contacted LS as the material was found to be an explosive compound. LS Special Operations was called out to contain the scene and handle the material. The threat was neutralized and no one was hurt during the incident.

LS officials have stated, “This has been the first reported incident any hostile action towards law enforcement officials during a professional event.” LS officials are puzzled as to whom was the intended target was or the reasoning behind such an act. No individual or party has claimed responsibility the action. LS officials have issued the following public statement, “ LoneStar Police Dept.: Seattle is investigating the incident and is currently deeming the situations as an ‘independent act of terror(ism) of unknown origin with intent to do to harm onto law enforcement official(s) and malicious mischief. This is an isolated incident that has occurred in a public venue and has a high probability of no further occurrence. We can assure on residents and general citizens within the area surrounding Maynard Park that the area will continued to be monitored and patrol(s) will be increased in efforts to maintain peace and safety of all within the surrounding area of this incident. The person(s) responsible for this incident shall be sought after and pay for their action(s).”

Lone Star officers, Law Enforcement equipment and technology contractors, from various independent and corporate entities, as well as various independent security firms were gathered for a quarterly trade show and professional development conference at the Maynard Convention Center, scheduled for this weekend. The event is held at various locations throughout Seattle’s surrounding districts to help keep officers and security to assist officers and security companies keep up to date with the latest technology, equipment, tactics, and training information. The event is staged into smaller “break-out”, two-day conferences to reduce down time of officers off the streets and away from their posts. LS officials have stated that the event will proceed as scheduled and that they will not be intimidated by a “gross prank”.

As for the vendors and presenters, many are skeptical of LS’s nonchalant, relaxed disposition over the event. Corporate security investigators have been excluded from LS investigation. LS claims that the incident occurred on public domain, therefore they were not entitled to any co-operation by LS. LS officers have been posted within the park for the remainder of the trade show’s schedule, however pedestrians and residents have observed that anyone wishing to access the park proper is screened, bordering on harassment. One park-goer stated, “I was just trying to get in my daily run which takes me through the park and I must have got stopped three times on my run; once going in, then within, and finally as I left. I was searched for who-knows-what, but they searched me and ran my SIN for corporate affiliation. Heck, I’m just a waiter and college student!”.

LS officials have noted that they intend to have the investigation secured and filed within a week. When asked “under what context” it would be filed as the reply was simply “no comment”. I spoke with Knight Errant officials and was told that KE officers on all levels are given updated training on a monthly basis as well as given monthly updates and upgrades on new equipment. The KE officer we spoke to noted that all these actions are handled “in house” (internally) and not through a “dog and pony show”, referring to a public venue event. KE officials released this statement, earlier this evening, “Knight Errant officers have been made aware of the incident that has occurred in Maynard Park and have offered to aid and assist the Seattle Fire Department with any other occurrence(s) in the future should they occur within assigned patrol areas or within the proximity. Knight Errant will cooperate with LoneStar investigations as they have presiding jurisdiction.” LS officials declined to comment on KE statement.

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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Old Habits Die Hard

Run: “Old habits die hard…”

  • Johnson: Saint James
  • Karma Awarded: 3
  • Objective: Security /Overwatch of “professional” meeting; interception of any/all potential threats; allow meeting to proceed without interruption
  • Payout: 1400 nuyen (100 invite/1000+200 per/+100 complement bonus)
  • Status: Completed

Participants:

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

Contacts:

NPCs Present: Meeting

  1. Ivy
  2. Joeli
  3. Manny
  4. Marseilles
  5. Rome Legatus
  6. Saint James

Secondary: Encounters

Overview:

  • The runners were contacted through a formal IM/Text for a job opportunity that provided a 100 nuyen incentive to respond/attend the meet regardless of acceptance/refusal of taking the job.
  • Each member arrives on their own to the Radisson Hotel in Downtown, Seattle and performs various, independent recon on the security and the people coming and going.
  • Each member makes their way in, checks in weapons, informs the doormen of being with the “St. James party”, and are directed to a small meeting room. The team is treated to REAL coffee /tea and simple finger foods.
  • At 5 minutes till 18:00, Saint James arrives and begins the meet right on the hour with some light hearted banter and casual description of the run, answering questions vaguely till the team agrees to accept. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne is able to talk up the pay out an additional 200 nuyen per member.
  • After Saint James fills in the details of the run, he leaves the party to allow them to discuss tactics, etc. The professional meet is set for 18:00 to 21:00 hrs the next day, leaving the party with slightly less than 24 hours so obtain logistics and tactical info. They are given an optical disk with a map/overlay and digital images and pertinent info on the attendees.
  • The team moves to the location and begins assessing the area. They discover Maynard Park is an extension of the convention center where a Law Enforcement Trade Show is being held. The team monitors activity and gets the layout of the area.
  • After a couple of hours, others fan out and take care of incidental, personal affairs and Thomas Jeb Stuart takes up a recon/sniper position. He observes an individual keeping to the shadows and is keeping discreet. Thomas Jeb Stuart is able to snap an image and relays it to Devi who is able to manipulate and clean the image to discover it to be one of the attendees, Ivy.
  • The day passes rather uneventful, but the team reassembles at 16:00 to ready for the job. Each takes up their respective posts within the park and keeps eyes open. Each attendee arrives by various means and half have a body guard present.
  • The meet begins, automated landscaping drones activate. Devi hacks into the grid to have passive control and monitors one sprayer drone having issues. She detours off the grid and keeps it out of the area.
  • At 19:00 approx., a large SUV arrives and skirts the surveillance. An unidentified person and two bodyguards move upon the scene. Dawg attempts a “drunken” act to assess them and is able to mildly run interference and stall them. Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne intercepts them and enters a verbal exchange. The issue becomes slightly elevated and Rook joins the interference, as Devi attempts to run a search on details/info them. The trio is identified as Rolando with Brittany and Bailey. Words are exchanged as Rolando angrily walks away to avoid making a scene and drawing any more attention.
  • Shortly after 22:00 things have calmed. Rook , passing as a “quick buck” hot dog vendor in the park has a small dog waiting for scraps. Instinctively, Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne perceives it and finds that the small beagle is equipped with cyberware. Devi makes the attempt and hacks into the wares and downloads a streaming video/audio file off the animal. The dog is called back by “the owner who is carrying a half broken leash. They scoop up the dog, and move back into the minor flow of pedestrians.
  • Saint James contacts Aine Niahm Mac Suibhne and informs them of the close of the meet. Each attendee leaves in various ways. Saint James extends a vintage, steel attaché case to the party with 6 cred sticks. Saint James extends a few courteous words and leaves.
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Man found Incinerated upon Seattle Metro Golf Course

January 12, 2071; 22:01:32
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 Inter-Bay Golf Center in the downtown Seattle Metro where a missing local Shiawise corporate employee was found dead on the “greens” of the 9th hole of the Golf Course.

The victim has been identified as Darius Tucker, a 39 year old human male. Tucker worked as a mid-level branch manager for Shiawise Amaterasu Solar; a Solar Power Fuel Cell manufacturer, distributor, and division of Seattle Energy Co-Op. Tucker was reported absent without leave by his office manager the morning of January 11th. According to initial reports, all attempts to contact Tucker via his commlink, office issued cellular device, home link, and Auto-Nav Link went unanswered. Per company protocol, Shiawise internal security conducted a “general welfare” check at 12:00 hours. His allotted company service vehicle was parked within the corporate housing block in which he resided and his commlink and other contact devices were found within the residence. SIS searched his residence and found nothing probative to indicate foul play or mysterious circumstances toward his disappearance.

SIS passed a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) report to Lone Star and Knight Errant Security to aid in the search. SIS initiated a broad range electronic search on Tucker’s issued Bio-Monitor. SIS was able to track his monitor signal to southwest Puyallup. SIS with the aid of a KE patrol unit was able to track down the monitor to an unregistered “SINless” drifter. A brief foot chase resulted as SIS officers attempted to apprehend the suspect and KE officer were able to cut off his attempted flight and detain the fugitive and turn him over to SIS custody.
SIS found the Tucker’s monitor upon his person and was held for questioning in regards to Tucker’s disappearance. Following the SIS interrogation, the drifter was turned over to KE officers for processing and civil actions. LS officers attempted to intervene on the exchange stating that the processing was reserved for their jurisdiction, not KE. KE declined to turn over the detainee and LS contacted the MetroPlex Security board to force KE to yield to LS demands. MetroPlex conducted a filed arbitration and overruled LS’s request, given KE’s apprehension of the suspect and good faith assistance to a corporate action. LS officials have stated that they will file a grievance unto the MetroPlex Internal Affairs Board and Governor Brackhaven’s office over the act.

According to KE reports, the drifter has been registered as Daniel Levowitz, 28 year old Ork male, from Whatcom Falls in the Salish-Sidhe territories. The SS council has warranted KE to register him as an illegal alien and is being held for charges in evading law enforcement. KE filed a support investigation for SIS and was questioned on the terms of how he came into possession of Tucker’s bio-monitor. Levowitz stated that he was approached by a stranger who offered him a few nuyen to “sit on” (hold and wear) the monitor and should anyone come looking he was to “give them a rabbit to chase” (evade capture). Levowitz failed to elude law enforcement and given Levowitz account, he received the monitor around 03:30 to 04:30 that morning.

Levowitz did not describe Tucker as the person who paid him to hold the monitor, yet somehow the bio-scanner did not go into fail safe and alert SIS in the transfer. KE officers speculate that a third party has no doubt intervened and were able to manipulate and/or “hack” the monitor to allow the transfer and adapt to Levowitz vitals, leaving the hardwired data intact to allow him freedom of movement past surface scans and other security measures.

SIS, with aid of KE officers continued their search for Tucker until his body was discovered at Inter-Bay. At 21:17:48, Seattle Fire and Rescue responded to an emergency Fire Alarm signaled by Inter-Bay’s automated landscaping system. Sprinkler systems were operating on their scheduled 21:00 dispersal pattern when thermal sensors integrated within the system registered 260+ Celsius reading and triggered an automated Fire Alarm. SFR responded and discovered a concentrated fire placed upon the 9th hole putting green. SFR was able to control the blaze and extinguish it within a matter of minutes; however in the wake charred human remains were found. LS was called out to investigate and closed off the crime scene. LS with aid from the SFR fire marshal concluded that fire was localized by an accelerant to the immediate green and initiated by the use of an arcane means, easily identified as a fire elemental. LS would not comment on their findings on the physical level or astral.

The remains of the victim were identified as Tucker and issued to Seattle General for autopsy. Although, LS attempted to sequester all specific and/or public information regarding the case, this reporter was able to speak with Seattle General’s coroner about the deceased. The coroner, who wished to remain anonymous, informed me that the victim was incinerated, pare-mortem, meaning he was technically alive when he was set on fire.

The remains were badly burned yet not enough to conceal several physical indicators that the victim was assaulted and tortured prior to death. The victim had sustained multiple lacerations to several major joint rendering him unable to use his arms, hands, feet and legs. The instrument used was reminiscent of surgical steel but they were unable to verify. The victim had also sustained several superficial wounds from explosive rounds, yet given the placement and pattern of the damage inflicted on the body, the detonation did not fully penetrate indicating rounds were fired from a high powered pistol at extreme range, thus pushing the torture notion. It was stated that the victim suffered over a period of several hours prior to the incineration which ultimately killed him.

LS officers rudely and intentionally intruded upon this reporter’s interview and attempted to take all associated materials and information however an off duty KE officer was asked to accompany me and intervened on my behalf.

SIS, LS, and KE officials are deliberating on the facts of the investigation and have reached the consensus of ruling this matter a homicide. LS have protested that this falls under their standard services and will apprise SIS of the matter as new evidence arises. SIS is limited towards acting on the investigation given their strict jurisdiction, and KE has been unofficially told to “stay out of it”.

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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JackPoint: Word on the Street

Welcome to JackPoint, omae;
Your last connection was served 14 hours, 12 minutes, 33 seconds ago.

Posted by: Haygar
Transmitted January 14th, 2071 02:27:12 hours (EST):

Hoi, Chummers! Been forever and a day! Sorry to disappoint all my adoring flamers and haters out there but I’m still here; Deal with it. Well, you know me, if I’m posting, then it’s gotta be important, despite what you may think. Word to the wise, I’m just posting up to kill some false witnesses and enlighten the skeptics to some truth. Y’all might want to take a look at this bit of info and be advised… Scan this full article when you get the chance:

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 Inter-Bay Golf Center in the downtown Seattle Metro where a missing local Shiawise corporate employee was found dead on the “greens” of the 9th hole of the Golf Course.

  • Tucker, for those who don’t know was a small time fixer and corp Johnson who went under the handle of Bane; Big ego and thought he was a big time player in the shadows.
  • Haygar
  • Have you SEEN this Davenport chica? Damn she is smokin’! She’s got the BING up top! The BANG in the back! And the BOOM in between! Man, what I wouldn’t give to just…. (remaining thread deleted by host)
  • Foxxx Hunter
  • “Hhheeellllllooo, LADIES!”
  • Dom, put it away and spank it somewhere else. I’m sure there is plenty of Porn SIMs you ain’t found out there.
  • Haygar
  • Hmm… me thinks Thin Man is coming out of retirement. Sounds like his MO.
  • Neo-Betty Boop
  • “Boop-Boop-de-Boop-BOOP!”
  • He is retired. If he knows what’s good for him, he’ll stay that way!
  • Ghost
  • The slicing certain matches and BBQ job has certainly got Ivy’s MO.
  • Hell Billy
  • Ok, chummers, look, scan back a few days in Davenport’s threads on the “bomb threat”. Word has it Bane was miffed at not getting in on Billy’s will and was looking to take out some middle men.
  • Haygar
  • So, you saying he tried pull a hit? Details, man, details!
  • _ Neo-Betty Boop_
  • “Boop-Boop-de-Boop-BOOP!”
  • I admit nothing, just a friend of a friend just sorta, maybe, kinda, was wrapped up in this. Let’s Just say a “Saint” was attempting a miracle. I just may have lent a helping hand.
  • Haygar
  • Forgive my intrusion, mate. Some bloke said you were divulging false witness upon me. I have found that to be in error. Forgive my hasty reaction, mate. Know that I hold you in the highest regard.
  • The Saint
  • No harm, no foul, I assume?
  • Haygar
  • Quite right, my good Haygar. In any event, as my good mate here so casually put it, yes, Mr. Tucker, or Bane if you will, did not take it well that he was not invited to the engagement. Taking it as a slight to his rather vain assessment of himself, he opted to attempt to skip a few rungs on the ladder and elevate himself by taking them out of the equation. Sadly, his error cost him dearly.
  • The Saint
  • So, you smoked him, I mean, took him out?
  • Hell Billy
  • As righteous as it may seem to take such a moniker of dealing with troublesome annoyances, I alas cannot. I simply aided a dear friend in a spot of “shadow justice”, as it were and leave a clear message to quell any other potential upstarts.
  • The Saint
  • I knew it! It was Thin Man and Ivy!
  • Neo-Betty Boop
  • “Boop-Boop-de-Boop-BOOP!”
  • I can neither confirm nor deny the fact, milady. My apologies.
  • The Saint
  • Saint. We need to talk. IM me. NOW. We will discuss your standard fee for information.
  • Ghost
  • Madam, I assure you I am connecting as I correspond here. I shall be with you shortly. Haygar, would you be so kind to give our mutual associate a frendly word of advice or memo perhaps. I can at least extend him a modest head start. Would you be so kind to entertain these fine readers on the juicy morsels they are eagerly awaiting.
  • The Saint
  • Done and Done. Bane set up the hit on a meet. Ivy was named Billy’s executor or whatever you call it. Saint was called in to set up security for the meet at Ivy’s request. Though the threat was neutralized before anything could happen. Saint was merely fulfilling his agreement and followed up on who called the hit. Think what you want on Thin Man and Ivy. Thin Man is retired, ‘nuff said. Ivy is where she always is, behind the scenes, ‘nuff said.
  • Haygar
  • Saint has a new team? I thought he was solo or went underground?
  • Cobalt
  • Obviously not hiding. He’s gone fixer, duh!
  • Hell Billy
  • Okay, so any word on the group he hired? Name? Rep?
  • Cobalt
  • Not much there to say, right now. Saint gives them thumbs up and a nod. Most got a couple runs and solo jobs under their belt, but nothing of real note. Little leaguers, more or less. Mostly Seattle locals, some outsiders, but local. Knowing Saint, he’ll free share his kind word on them on the street.
  • Haygar
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Down Time - Devi

“Then you just left it?” Her brother, Shiloh, was stretched out on the fresh spring grass beside her. It was slightly damp, the dew still lingering, but Devi liked the smell. Whenever she came home, she came home on a spring morning.


“Well, what else was I going to do? We had to …” The hand gesture she made indicated she’d had to leave. She felt a little bit like a failure again even while she was saying it. Seeing her big brother roll his eyes didn’t really help that much.


“What if it had been a child who’d played with it next. Or a dog or something. That was dangerous.” Shiloh smiled at her as he said it, just barely, and his tone made it seem more like he was chastising a toddler than talking to his twenty year old sister, no matter how quietly he asked.


Her eye roll mirrored his, and she dropped her head back to the ground and stared up at the sky, imagining the animals the shapes of the clouds took. She realized that she couldn’t hear birds singing. There was something strange about that.


After a few quiet minutes she answered her brother with a quiet, “It’s strange, with more than just Rook. I’m not used to them yet. It’s different… Harder….I’ll be better next time.”


She felt, more than heard, her brother sigh beside her and settle down the same way that she was. “Sister…”


“Promise,” She said, cutting him off. They’d been speaking Hopi, but this was in English, and the sudden change quieted Shiloh and, after a second, he smiled at her again. Devi laughed and then slowly got to her feet. When he was up too, she hugged him tight. “I have to go. Another party tonight…” Switching back into Hopi was as easy as breathing.


“You and those boys. How does your apartment survive it? See you soon?” Her brother sounded more hopeful than resigned, which she took as a good sign.


“Of course. Love you, Brother.”


“Love you too.”


She let the hug go for another minute, and then Devi pulled herself out of the program. It had been encrypted, armored, hidden, and spoofed, and now that she’d run it she destroyed every trace. It was a habit. When Devi created her family she was overly careful.


Next time, she’d get the birds right.

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Demolition Run

Run: “Demolition Run”

  • Johnson: Saint James
  • Karma Awarded: 4
  • Objective: Complete Destruction of Facility; 48 hour time limit; no casualities; no trace evidence
  • Payout: 28,000 nuyen (15000 initial offer/10,000 negotiated w/ no casualty-trace stipulation)
  • Status: Completed

Participants:

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

Contacts:
N/A

_NPCs Present:
N/A

Secondary: Encounters
Homeless Guy: Trojan Horse: (PC Driven)

Overview:

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Rogue Terroist Attack destroys DocWagon Facility

January 21, 2071; 22:02:12
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 Snohomish where a rogue bombing has occurred at a local DocWagon manufacturing and distribution hub. Corporate officials have alleged that the incident is an independent terrorist act brought on by Aztlan extremists.

At approximately 06:50:00 this morning, DocWagon distribution station 517 was attacked by a group of unknown assailants. According to DocWagon’s Seattle media representative, the hub was an industrialized production resource for standardized consumable supplies, such as IV’s, gauze, and basic medications, used in various hospitals, clinics, and transport units for the greater Seattle Metroplex. The hub was the primary resources to keep these respective aspects stocked and ready on a daily basis to adhere to the strict adherence to DocWagon’s service practice to its patients and contract holders of providing the best medical coverage and care, anytime, anywhere. DocWagon has released the following official statement to the press; “We here at DocWagon want to assure our clients and investors that this event will NOT affect our overall coverage and deliverance of our services. We have taken into account for extreme occurrences, such as this, and have safeguards in place and active to minimalize losses on all levels.”

The facility itself was maliciously attacked in what authorities have deemed a “surgical strike” to disrupt DocWagon’s internal logistics. Sergeant William Deeks, the active security lead on location, at the time of the attacks, stated that he witnessed three assailants rush the compound and before he could act he was force to counter, controlled spirits and magical attacks. He claims that his team was overrun by superior tactics, firepower, and magical support. He noted that he is thankful that there were no casualties as he was rendered unconscious while attempting to counter the spirits and spells.

Given the extraterritoriality of the facility and its relatively remote location, LoneStar and Knight Errant Security Forces were not called in for support. High-Risk-Threat teams stationed in surrounding districts responded within ten minutes of the attack to find the building leveled and the remains of the structure smoldering. Deeks and the rest of his team were found outside the blast zone battered and wounded, though non-life threating. Corporal Adam Waltz, despite his wounds, was able to carry out one of his teammates and cover others as they were forced to retreat as the explosions occurred before succumbing to his wounds.

DocWagon still holds to its extraterritoriality and plans to conduct its own investigation. It is reported that KE has offered to aide DocWagon in a support role, their request has been respectfully declined. There is no word as to any offer by LS, however it is assumed it to would be declined. According to Sources the zoned portion is placed in the midst of the Snohomish Sheriff’s Office, an extension of the Seattle Metroplex Security Service, to which the SMSO has been permitted to contain the surrounding perimeter of the zoned area, nothing more.

DocWagon officials submitted a later update to this reporter stating; “This incident is relatively related to similar attempted attacks on our remote stations in holding in Aztlan where their services have been hampered by extremists loyal to Aztechnology.” Aztechonology confirms of known instances held in Amazonia provinces, however they firmly denies that they acknowledge or support such extremist measures against an lower grade corporation that they share honor and respect for.

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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