Shadowrun at EVO

Against the Hive Masters
Bugs, Mr Rico - zillions of them!

Present were Chris (Bram), Matt (Dvorak), Austin (Redline), Steve (Brock), Neil (Brody), and Slade (Chimera-A).

The PCs started collecting info from contacts. Of note, Bram’s connections turned up that Burroughs was under a great deal of pressure for mis-managing the rollout of Amber Gel – distribution was still extremely limited, and now word was that production was falling off. Dvorak also managed to turn up a couple of documents from a Strice foods datastore, mostly purchase orders. Some demonstrated how much it cost to get Euphoria’s promotion, and some showing deliveries to the Amber Gel production facility – although it appeared nothing but jars, coloring, and low-grade nutrisoy were being delivered, and it wasn’t clear how you could produce anything with just those.

The group decided to check out the production facility that night, and it was strangely quiet – Dvorak noted an almost total lack of electronics on site. Chimera snuck into the plant, noting one figure ‘patroling’ the factory floor. There was a basement, and he slipped down a set of stairs to check it out. Operating on thermographic in the almost total darkness, he startled a pair of hideously mishapen forms, one of which ran screaming in an inhuman voice, the other which leaped to attack him – and he blew it’s throat out.

The group assaulted the basement at a run (Redline was out of the van! He’ll probably never do so again!), fighting off bug-men and manifesting spirits shaped like giant ants. Brock and Brody fought among the central chamber, surrounded by coccoons, including one giant coccoon that Brock thought he saw Euphoria’s face through. He went berzerk, charging through and wiping out 3 of the toughest enemies there to astrally fight a giant ant queen to save Euphoria’s soul. The group had more than one person badly hurt – Redline, Brody and Bram were all severely wounded, but recovered her and pulled out, making tracks to Dvorak’s apartment.

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Euphoria in Danger
Have I found Brock's berserk button yet?

Present were Chris (Bram), Matt (Dvorak), Austin (Redline), Steve (Brock), and Slade (Chimera-A).

Brock was just getting out of the Hospital after his run-in with Peri, when he was stopped by a guy they were rolling in on a stretcher, badly wounded. Brody managed to recognize him as Stone, the magician working with Osprey as Euphoria’s bodyguards. Stone had recognized him from Euphoria’s description, and managed to gasp out that Euphoria needed help.

Brock tried to call Euphoria, but there was no answer, then tried to get a hold of Osprey – whose number he didn’t have. He called Dvorak, and Dvorak started looking into the situation, leaving a message drop from Osprey, then tracking Euphoria’s commlink to her penthouse – the same place the team had kidnapped her from a week or so ago. The team rolled out in Redline’s van, picking Brock up on the way (after he terrorized a clerk in a Radio Shack).

When they arrived at Rocky Mountain Towers, they saw a pair of Knight Errant officers blocking entrance to the front of the building. Brock tried to get in, but they refused him entrance and logged his SIN. Bram got him a bit away, turned him invisible, and distracted the cops enough that he snuck past them and headed up to Euphoria’s penthouse.

The penthouse was in disarray. There were multiple dead bodies from the Knight Errant security team, and Osprey’s corpse was on the floor in front of the door to Euphoria’s recording/rehearsal room. Brock did notice a weird brown glop substance on the floor, and grabbed a sample of it. Examining the recording room, he found the gear was active, and following Dvorak’s instructions, hooked Euphoria’s commlink (which Dvorak had compromised) up to the gear so Dvorak could download the contents.

Heading out just as KE reinforcements arrived, the group fell back to a no-tell motel room, where Brock, Dvorak, and Redline all decided to watch the raw Simsense feed that they had downloaded from Euphoria’s studio. She was just starting to rehearse for her next performance (“Jungle Princess”, by MegaMedia Enterprises), when she was startled by a noise in the living room. She went to the door, and was startled by some… thing. It was human-ish shaped, but very not-human, and just as she thought she was going to die it was called off by an unkempt, wild-looking blonde man, who told Euphoria that Burroughs had told him to take care of her, and he was going to do so by making her his queen. Another man, with inhuman looking eyes, wearing a “Gerraty’s Bar and Grill” shirt, was backing up the blonde, and that’s when Euphoria fainted/was knocked out/passed out/recording ended.

Bram remembered Burroughs was the last name of the local CEO of Strice Foods, the company which made Amber Gel. But first, the group went to check out Gerraty’s. Asking the bartender and one of the waitresses (Wendy Phillips) about the pictures of the two men, the 2nd man (the silent one) was identified as Van Willis, who had been a waiter there, but had disappeared about a month back. Wendy had heard some rumors about a cult kidnapping people off the street, and she was worried about Van. She had actually seen him again about 2 weeks ago, but he had run away from her when she called his name.

The group came away from that looking for their next lead. Dvorak plans to investigate Strice Foods and cults in the resonance realms. Chimera contacted some friends back in ARES to tap into Knight Errant’s investigations. Brock thought about trying to tap into the local gangs to see if they knew more. Bram thinks looking into Strice foods and Vincent Burroughs might turn up something. And Redline wants to repair his babys – his shot up drones (from the ambush 3 sessions ago). This is where we left things for the night – legwork in progress.

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Goodbye to an assassin
Wrapping up the Kyle Morgan mission

Dvorak leads the retreat, taking Shadow and Bram to a nearby motel that he knows doesn’t ask alot of questions about their patrons.

After seeing to their wounds, Shadow begins to question their prisoner:
“Look, man, I don’t know nothing! Please don’t kill me, I’m just a merc. All I know is that we were looking for work in Roswell, and Jorge got us a good paying job working for some guy coming to Denver. We got flown in and told to ambush and take out a car. Next thing I know, Jorge is missing, the bastard who hired us is in charge, and suddenly you guys bust in and kill everyone!”

While resting and recovering, Shadow gets a call – from the Oyabun himself.
“Congratulations. Our source tells us that Mr Morgan has just left Denver heading for Tokyo. Apparently, you made enough of an impression that he has decided taking further action here is too risky. He likely plans to strike at Myron as he arrives home, or perhaps in flight. Either way, it’s not our problem – the only interest I have is that the bigoted waste-of-breath is not killed while he is my guest. I thank you for your good work, and please thank your associates for me. You will find account codes attached to this message for each of them.”

Everyone (except Shadow) receives a transfer of $25,000, as promised.

Dvorak, Shadow- 9 karma
Bram, Redline, Brock – 6 karma
Brody – 3 karma

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Oh, THAT's who Peri is.
and there was a firefight...

Present were Chris (Bram), Matt (Dvorak), Ben (Shadow), Steve (Brock) and Neil (Brody). Austin couldn’t make it.

Dvorak tracked the mystery man’s tracer towards a downtown area not far from the Aztlan sector, getting a ride from the Trolls, as Redline suddenly took off on his own business without warning them.

The building they found him in was an out of business hotel, with the signal coming from the 10th of 12 floors. Bram cloaked himself in Invisibilty and headed up to check it out, finding a group of well-equipped mercs occupying that floor. He snuck through the first few rooms and found the Mystery man reporting to a man that Bram recognized as Kyle Morgan, the assassin they were looking for.

At that announcement, the Trolls dropped all pretense of subtlety and charged in from the stairs, while Shadow dropped out of the elevator and slipped through a series of side rooms. A large gunfight broke out, with Kyle’s mercs going down but not without hosing the Trolls with bullets. Kyle himself entered the fight, moving like greased lightning, and doing some serious damage to Brock with a ‘classic’ Predator II pistol. He was also able to mostly fight Shadow off when he pounced out of the shadows.

While Kyle was doing OK, most of the Mercs were down now, and Kyle yelled for help from “Peri”. At first nobody was sure what was happening, as one of Bram’s illusions appeared with flaming swords at right that moment (Brock and Shadow seeing it appear from invisibility and move towards where Shadow and Kyle were fighting), but a brief moment later, one of the walls exploded inward in a massive gout of flame as Perianwyr entered the fight. Brody made a joke about “gonna kill me a dragon”, and Peri responded by cooking him in a jet of flame, dropping the tough troll in a single shot. Brock, seeing his brother go down, charged Peri in berserk rage, and the Dragon flicked him across the room into unconciousness. Fortunately, Kyle took advantage of this time to leave with Peri, and the team found themselves with a pair of BADLY injured trolls in a burning hotel and the sound of sirens in the distance.

As DocWagon HRT choppers swooped in for the two brothers, Dvorak and Bram organized an evac, heading out to a cheap safehouse with a single captive from Kyle’s mercs.

And that’s where we left off for the night.

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To FIND an assassin
We keep looking....

Present were Matt (Dvorak), Austin (Redline), Chris (Bram), and Ben (Shadow). Neither troll, Steve or Neil, could make it, and we had limited time as Chris had to be on his way early.

Redline panicked abit about the situation with Shadow and Brock. Brock and Brody decided the situation called for McHughs, and told Redline “Don’t call us, we’ll call you”. Redline decided to give Bram a call and get him to calm both sides down, and they picked up a now-conscious Dvorak as well. Bram healed Shadow a bit, waking her up, and they decided to concentrate on the mission for now, as the trolls were absent and couldn’t answer for their actions.

Dvorak shared the Aztechnology files he had on Kyle Morgan, and did some Matrix snooping in the Yakuza offices, managing to get camera feeds on the Conference room where Myronu was meeting, and the lobby entrances. No sign of assassins were seen, though. Bram decided to see if he could produce a reaction, and created illusions of Myron and a couple guards leaving the building and heading around the corner. They were good enough to confuse Shadow, who went off following them. However, Redline’s drones spotted what could be movement in an office window across the street at the same time, leading to the group investigating.

Dvorak poked around the non-host Matrix of the building, but didn’t find any sign that office was occupied. Shadow, having returned from her tailing of a pair of illusions, infiltrated the building and got into the drop ceiling above the office, planting a camera to view the apparently abandoned office. It revealed one person, talking to another person over a commlink. Dvorak tried again to locate the active commlink, but failed to find it – it must have a pretty good security suite! Shadow dropped into the office and slunk close enough to listen in – the person was talking about meeting at a club they had heard about, called Klub Karma, and mentioned getting a dose of “the good stuff” there. With the camera view showing the person in the office, Bram created another illusion of Myron coming back, and it seemed to draw the mysterious man’s attention.

Wanting to truly evaluate his reaction, Bram next illusion showed Myron fleeing the doors of the Yakuza office building and being gunned down in the street after his bodyguard was killed! This led to intense chaos in the Yakuza office, and the Mystery man seemed dumbfounded, hanging up, watching for a moment, then calling a taxi. Shadow managed to tag him with a stealth RFID as he left the small office, and Dvorak prepared to trail it.

We stopped there for the night.

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To fight an Assassin
Mission: defend Yakuza technician, session 2

Present were Matt (Dvorak), Steve (Brock), Ben (Shadow), and Austin (Redline).

Dvorak headed off to his apartment to see if he could dig through the resonance realms (as a newly-submerged) to find out anything about Kyle Morgan. He had a bit of a trippy experience, but emerged with some old Aztechnology files detailing a couple of previous jobs, along with an appraisal of Kyle’s excellent social, pistol, and sniper skills. He surfaced about 11 hours later – a fact that he didn’t realize immediately.

The rest of the crew headed to Denver International to meet an incoming Sub-Orbital flight. The Yamato-family kobun was met by one of Denver’s senior Lieutenants, and was ushered into the stretch Euro-Westwind where Shadow was waiting. Unfortunately, the kobun (named Myronu) dismissed her as a comfort girl until he was threatened with a blade when he groped her. She was sent to ride in the front of the car when that happened.

On the way to the office building where Myronu was meeting with the local senior family members, the group was attacked twice. First a car of yakuza tried to gun down the group, but Redline rammed them off the road, and the crash left them in poor shape. Several miles later, a half-dozen highly armed gunmen ambushed the group – including 2 with missile launchers. Fortunately, Brock was able to charge one of the rockets before they could fire, and the other one (which they never even saw at any point during the fight) couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn – the only thing he connected with was one of his buddies. Most of the gunmen pulled out successfully when the ambush was blown, but a berserking Brock managed to stun the apparent leader into unconsciousness.

The group took off with the prisoner in the back of the van, and once they were parked at the office, attempted to interrogate him. Initial attempts were unsuccessful, and when he refused to talk even when Shadow threatened to cut of his head, she… well, cut off his head. This ticked Brock off, and he dropped her unconscious with a single blow.

And that’s where we left off for the night.

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Our Story so far
8 or 9 sessions in....

Our group originally was pulled together for a courier mission for the Koshari, from the PCC to the UCAS sector. They encountered some Yakuza and Mafia opposition, but perservered.

A couple weeks later, they were hired by Jared Falcone, a former runner turned corporate retreat manager, to recover a kidnapped Ares executive. They face off against a group of Sioux shadowrunners, the Black Cats, but forced them to flee while recovering the package.

They were approached by a Mrs Johnson looking for them to “extract” a young schoolchild, but turned her down.

They were asked to harass a company in the PCC sector – Rocky Mountain Dynamics. Parts were stolen, shipments were sabotaged, and tear gas flowed through air vents. In the end, the company was snapped up by ARES – a development that their Johnson didn’t seem so happy about.

With a bit more of a reputation, they were asked to kidnap and hold a rising SimSense star that went by “Euphoria”, in order to make sure that she missed her upcoming promotional appearances. They did so successfully, and even came out on friendly terms with her, despite an assault on Redline’s condo.

With Shadow feeling a bit more a part of the group, she approached the Yakuza oyabun who she owed a debt to, wishing to repay them. They agreed to hire the group (with Shadow working for free) to prevent the assassination of a visiting technician from Japan, a senior member of the Yamata-rengo. And that is where the story begins….

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Ben notes - session 6

10/22/2013

Feb 21nd a wedensday

Austin gets a call from one of his contacts: Sam

Meet at a place rented down by the docks at midnight

Isolated warehouse. Orc on a bike. limo pulls up dude in a suit jumps out to meet us. Amber

Gel product aperances. We are being asked to delay a celbaraty for a few days.
Euphoria
6000 each

Amber gel is a snack food. questions about the company not increase production to meet demand.

Euphoria is an up and commin star.

1000 up front
1000 when she misses her first appointment
the rest when its completed

Mtn Towers housing first show is friday

internal security at the mtn towers mk1 low security

She hires her own security force. The main guys name is Ospray

Austin rents us a limo for friday putting down a 500 dollar deposit

We look into getting hired as part of the security detail. he has contracted local knight arant

25 story building she is located at the 21st floor

drones located in the area. One corner of the floor is a greenhouse the rest is security glass

6 drones + austins located in the area. 2 are labeled as news stations.

ninja climbs the exterior of the building entering through the greenhouse

ninja aquries Euphiras comlink and emails the contents to matt

group looks for a way to get her out of the penthouse

Chris desguises himself as Euphorias ex-boyfriend and enters the building

Ospary is headed down to meet with chris

Chris gets asked to leave, and walks away

ben aborts the mission and climbs down the building. retunring both comlinks to the orcis sees

chris sees bugs crawling on the amber gel the orc ordered

the trolls decide a frontal assult is the best move and head into the building

neil picks the maintiance door lock

the trolls storm up the stairs with the ninja in shdaow

kick door and throw flash bang

troll knocks out a single guard and neil charges through the door at the end of the hall

the group makes the escape from the apartments with the girl and drive off.

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Ben notes - sessions 4 and 5

9/24/2013

chris gets a call – meet on route 58 pueblo sector
resturant called the aspen challe’
after we mention our reservation we are taken to a private room in the back that is sound proofed

tall man in a well cut blue suit, bodyguard waits outside
we order food to discuss the job
campain of harassment against a buisness, no lethal force used, requesting wide spread disruption
2000 up front 4000 upon completion for 1 week of work – doc wagon support
rocky mountain dynamics
we obain sat photo of the area, company makes eletric motors for land and sea
a death results in with holding of 1/3 of payment
7am-11.30 split in 2 shifts – security

group splits away to discuss plans

neil reaches out to a conect looking for non leathal ammo and gas grens – anything lower than avail 8

3rd tier corp headquatered in vancouver, they build hydro eletric generators
eric fuerdson

matt locates safehouse for the group – 80 dollars a night
2 flashbangs a piece
2 tear gas grens
stick or shock gel rounds

we locate video of eric feuerdson speaking on the net

hotel is a couple miles away

ninja scoutrs the place out. ridgline over looks the facility. 3 meter chain link fence topped with barbed wire, 2 breaks in the fence one ius guard post, 2nd is sliding fence along the ridge line. 4 buildings on site. gate between the ares plant there is a guard that makes a trip every 90 mins,

3 of the buildings connected

ninja attempts to slip inside behind one of the leaving workers and gets caught. security gets called and the ninja has to smoke vanish to escape

austin and matt drive the van close to the complex

trolls look up the comapny web site in an attempt to apply for a job

matt hacks in to the host on site – he gains access to shipping and recieving schedule – adds the troll cleaning comapny o the schedule – add a visit from eric fuerdson, and reandomizes the shipping schedule.

ninja makes it in the building into an office area – mount another camera to view people entering and exiting this area -

thursday gas – saturday inspection – plan to shoot someone in the neck with a dart

wed night old fashioned vandalizim

(Ben didn’t actually have any notes from session 5, because he pretty much slept through it, but roughly:
Neil and Steve stole some engine parts
Austin stole and torched a truck shipping parts in
The group set off tear gas in the factory.

The company was bought out by ARES, and the johnson didn’t seem happy, but you did get paid)

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Ben notes - session 3

shadowrun 9/10/2013

We recover MR Blankey

we return to the ranch

chris gets email contact room 3141 assain guild (VR address)- dudes name is Void

matt plugs into the matrix for the metting icon is respreseneted by a black void

void wants 2500 for info

austin drives and picks up steve and brings him to our location

matt get the impression void is loking to cheat him matt offers 1500 now and offers the rest later

info from void : falcone is setting us up. when we come to collect he is going to have security there waiting for us with faked video feeds. He was the hacker hired by Falcone to edit the video. Void says he has the raw footage and gives matt footage unedited of the black cats breaking in for the original kidnapping. After matt pays 1000 void sends info on the black cats and RFID tag info that has been implanted in Mr Blankey. Matt calls one of his contacts about Void. rummor has it he is hot VR at all times. Guys original alias goes by hammer jack. He worked for aries. always has data searches out on falcone.

Austin reaches out to his contact about falcone – Falcone is a stirght shooter, hammer jack is attemtping to dig up dirt on falcone but isnt happening.

after group discussion we decide to go deliver the package

we arrive after midnight at the ranch

hafiz meets us at the door – he invites us inside to meet with falcone – ben insists the group gets paid before mr blankey leaves the room – group gets paid – we reveal the job was done by the black cats – matt reveals that hammer jack attempted to setup falcone -

+6 karam and 5000 total for the job
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morning of jan 14th

news reporting of new pres the great dragon – pres killed outside watergate hotel

downtime

Feb 2nd

ben gets a call from a young asain woman – miss johnson – grill called the rattle snake – 8pm.

popular up and comming returant happening place family resturant

team rolls up on bikes

routine extraction – totaly 42k – 5000 up front – photo of target – cathryn wesmore – get the girl and deliver her to 2nd team in auroa warrens – she has to be delivered unharmed – once delievered we get paid – asain\white girl with braces 12 years of age – daughter of donna wess more works for federated boeing -

group turns down the job due to moral issues….

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