Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shadowrun Report – Monkey Business – Session 4

[This session happened on April 6, 2015.  This session was after-effects and wrap-up of the Monkey Business run.  The report is late as I was ill this weekend and had a power outage due to a hail storm.  Fun times.]

Player Characters

The Fin – female human con artist and gambler from India, by way of Russia, posh and elegant
Killroy – male human street samurai, specializes in hand-to-hand combat (and apparently machineguns)
Void – female human physical adept B&E specialist, a shadow that blends in easily
Murdoc – male elf kilt-wearing street mage, at home with the hobos

NPC’d Characters

Sin – male human rigger, knows exactly the wrong thing to say and says it
Bookie – male elf alcoholic hacker, favors whiskey with a whiskey chaser
Prometheus – male human street samurai, handy with any firearm

Tuesday, December 10, 2075

KONG Eyewitness News

For two hours last night, from 6:00 until 8:00, a group of people brazenly attacked a local chain of restaurants across the Seattle Metroplex in a series of lightning raids, in some cases quite literally.  Monkey Burger! restaurants across the heart of the metroplex were attacked by an unknown number of assailants.  Eye witnesses claim several two-person teams of attackers either broke in during the dinner rush or attacked from the drive-through lane.  In either case, the attackers targeted cooking ranges and cold storage workstations, damaging them beyond repair 

Knight Errant is still investigating the bizarre series of attacks, which included weapons such as machine guns, high caliber rifles, chainsaws, drone-mounted katanas, and even lightning!  As of this time, no group has stepped forward to present believable claims for the rampage.  Knight Errant has assembled a series of images of the attackers, compiled from security footage, pictures taken by by-standers, and artist’s renderings from eye-witness accounts.

At least one group consisted of mages.  This group left a trail of rampage featured lightning bolts, invisible people, and what police are certain was the disguise of a vehicle through magical means.  These images show the two mage suspects police are looking for:

  • [Picture of Murdoc in his Aryan yuppie disguise]
  • [Picture of The Fin with just her physical make-up]

They were using these disguises:

  • [Green Mohawk dude sitting at driving wheel]
  • [Faceless business man in a bowler sitting in passenger seat]

Police believe these two used magical masks and therefore these might not be their true faces.  A Knight Errant Mage Hunter unit is investing the attack sites for magical signatures.

A second team, dubbed “Bonnie and Clyde” attacked with either a chainsaw or a heavily customized assault rifle.

  • [Picture of a woman and a man from above at a backdoor. The woman has a chainsaw, the man an assault rifle.]
  • [Picture of Killroy in disguise standing inside near a freezer, shooting Vera at something off camera.]

Knight Errant suspects these two to be proficient in burglary due to the ease with which they bypassed the door security.  If you see either of these two individuals or this weapon [several shots of "Vera" appear on screen], do not approach them as they are considered extremely dangerous.

Finally, Knight Errant is also looking for the person or persons who controlled the following drones [pictures of Sin’s dualist drones and “Susan”].  Little is known about them, but one of the drones was stopped by Monkey Burger! security [video of downed drone lying on the ground is shown] and Knight Errant is examining it for clues as to its owner.  The Lynx drone had an illegal machinegun modification and is of special interest to Knight Errant.

The burning down of one of the two Monkey Burger! locations in the University District is considered to be an unrelated event and that story can be followed HERE [hyperlink to “The People’s Glorious Revolution – Or Is It?”].

Knight Errant considers all of these individuals to be extremely dangerous.  If you have any information about them or see them, do not approach them – call Knight Errant’s CrimeStoppers tip line immediately and you could win a reward!

End of News Report

In addition to the above news report, all of the local stations were featuring coverage of the Monkey Burger! attacks and news teams were waiting at the remaining untouched locations, which were inside other businesses.  In many cases, these other businesses either closed early or insisted that the Monkey Burger! locations closed to avoid damage to property and people.  Knight Errant security drones and officers were also dispatched to many locations.  These factors combined with the low payout per location convinced the team to call it a night.

Bookie edited all the video footage the team had collected to that only the attacks appear and no one’s face or name is recorded.  He then gave the files to The Fin, who passed them on to Svetlana, the fixer.  By Noon, payment of 35,000¥ was deposited in The Fin’s account and the money dispersed to the team, earning each 5000¥ for the night’s work.

The Fin had the Bugatti cleaned and detailed before returning it to the dealership.  Sin bought Void and Killroy steak dinners for completing his portion of the run.  Void and Killroy also had their Supra cleaned and even filled up the tank before returning it to the location they stole it from.

Murdoc, deciding that his current false ID may be blown, went to Gino, his drug dealer, to get a news false SIN and mage’s license.  This takes 12 days of downtime before both are ready.  He now has ID that says he is Damarius Abiah, a 30-something human woman of Persian ancestry.  He plans on using physical mask to make himself look like the ID.  [Surely nothing could go wrong with this plan.]

Void purchased a dead average-looking Suzuki Mirage so she has personal transportation.  Later, The Fin professionally introduces Void to Svetlana as an asset.  Even later The Fin introduces Killroy to Svetlana, also as an asset.  [This opens up the possibility of Void or Killroy picking up Svetlana as a contact.]

Prometheus spent some downtime increasing his Long Arms and Sneaking Active Skills, adding Throwing Weapons (by practicing throwing grenades), and even increased his knowledge of Sperethiel beyond just the cuss words and insults.  He still speaks it in a monotone that makes elf ears droop.

During this downtime, a news story appears indicating that AIPE had to transfer corporate funds to its New Foods! division to cover repairs and lost income from the Monkey Burger! chain of restaurants so as to keep the New Foods! Division afloat.

End of Session

The other item of business that was settled was in what parts of Seattle do the characters live.  Sin and Bookie’s players were not available, so those still need to be determined, but here’s the rest:

  • The Fin: Rosemont Beach in Bellevue
  • Killroy: Kent in Renton
  • Void: White Center in Downtown
  • Murdoc: Milton in Tacoma
  • Prometheus: East Renton Highlands in Renton

In addition, the locations of the following three places was narrowed down:

  • Pleiades Group offices: Queen Anne Hill in Downtown
  • The Ascended Lodge, to which Void is Pledged: International District in Downtown
  • The Pacific Lodge, to which The Fin is looking to join: Bainbridge Island in Outremer

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