[This job happened March 21st, April 18th, and May 2nd. These are sequential game sessions, so clearly we missed several scheduled game dates for various reasons.]
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
The Fin – female human con artist and gambler from India, by way of Russia, posh and elegant
Prometheus – male human street samurai, handy with any firearm
Monday, March 30, 2076
The Fin received a call shortly before 9:00 AM from Prometheus, warning here to expect a call from his uncle, Zeus, at 9:00. A business call. The Fin quickly kicked out her bed guest and set her commlink to show a static picture, not a live image. She just finished changing the settings when the commlink rang. It was Zeus, requesting a meeting at Kovac’s Delicatessen (in the East Renton Highlands) in an hour.
The Fin agreed to the meeting and immediately showered and dressed. She set the Grid Guide to the meeting location and applied her make-up and finished her hair as her S-K Bentley Concordat drove itself to the meeting. She arrived with just minutes to spare.
Once Marco, the boy who opens the front door, let The Fin into the closed delicatessen and walked her back to Zeus’s table, Zeus got to the point. “The client needs certain data from a corporate secure data vault that can only be accessed on site and requires a valid smart card with matching biometric data. The job must be done by this Friday. The client can provide a valid smart card, but your people will need to work out how to match it – the server it will be checked against is the same server you want to access – quite the conundrum. The job pays 78,000¥ for successful completion. There is another 36,000¥ if you do this with subtlety and there is no evidence the job was done.”
With no other work for the Pleiades Group on the schedule, The Fin accepted the job and provided a drop box address for the smart card. As this was an infiltration job, The Fin contacted Void and made Void the team lead for the job. The Fin explained the job, that it paid 68,000¥ [that’s not a typo, The Fin skimmed 10,000¥ off the top], and that Void could bring in whoever she wanted, but the payout was fixed. Void accepted this without question.
Void contacted Bookie and left a message for Murdoc that there was work. Shortly after 5:00 PM, they met at Club Telepathy, a decker bar in the Leschi neighborhood in Downtown [Murdoc had only recently woken up for the "day"]. Bookie pulled the data off the smart card and used it to put together public data about the card’s owner. The owner was Toni Rivera: she has round violet eyes that are like two amethysts and a pointed chin. Her luxurious, wavy, brown hair is short and is worn in an impractical style. She is tall and has an athletic build. Her skin is light-colored. Bookie also located her address in Greenwood. Skimming the matrix site for the condo provided a very small selection of floorplans.
After some planning, they settled on using a hidden vomit gas dispenser to cause Toni to call in sick. Void would then go in, Physically Masked as Toni by Murdoc and backed by Bookie via micro transceiver. Once inside, Void would get the data and then leave, claiming to be ill.
Void contacted Sarah, her fence, to get some vomit gas. It only takes Sarah an hour to track down enough for Void’s needs.
Monday, March 30, 2076
Void placed herself among some architectural decoration of a building across the street and spent the day observing Toni Rivera’s condo, a mid-rise residential condominium. In the morning Void watched Toni go through her morning routine and take an Emerald City Cab to work at ZAT. At Noon, Void broke into Toni’s condo to scout the interior. Based on what she observed, Void had Bookie assemble a matrix-activated gas sprayer. It took Bookie 30 minutes to assemble one and send it to Void. Later in the afternoon, Void broke back into Toni’s condo and hid the dispenser in one of the vents in the living room.
Wednesday, April 1, ~7:00 AM
As Toni was going about her morning routine, Void triggered the vomit gas dispenser. Once she received a whiff of the vomit gas (and revisited her breakfast), Toni called in sick. Bookie grabbed the outbound call and redirected it to The Fin. The Fin posed as a temp receptionist, telling Toni that something was going around and a policy note said to stay home for the day. Toni bought the story hook, line, and sinker, and crawled back into bed. Another dose when she got back up made sure Toni stayed in bed.
Murdoc used Physical Mask to make Void look like Toni. Void went into the building, got the data, and got out fairly easily. Void sent the data to The Fin, who sent it to the agreed upon data drop. Payment was deposited within the hour and The Fin turned over 100,000¥ [68,000¥ base plus 32,000¥ bonus for subtlety – again, no typo – The Fin skimmed some money off the top] to Void to distribute. Void divides it into five shares: one each for The Fin, Bookie, and Murdoc and (at The Fin’s recommendation) two for herself as the one who went into the building and did the job. Bookie and Murdoc agreed with the reasoning – it was still a lot of money for little threat to them.
End of Run
[This was a fairly straight forward run and the players did enough planning that no major hitches happened during this run. Other runes happening at the same time were starting to become…interesting.]
The other jobs are:
Ludovic’s Hell (A.K.A., “Well that escalated quickly”)