Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Session Report – Urban Surfin’ – Session 8: Dinner with a Show

[This session happened March 7th.  Bookie’s player missed this session.  Job search stuff has started interfering with my writing time, hence the erratic updates.  I’m working to smooth that out.  Who knew having too much free time was as detrimental to writing as not having enough?]

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
Prometheus – male human street samurai, handy with any firearm
The Fin – female human con artist and gambler from India, by way of Russia, posh and elegant

Bookie – male elf alcoholic hacker, favors whiskey with a whiskey chaser
Killroy – male human street samurai, specializes in hand-to-hand combat (and apparently machineguns)
Sin – male human rigger, knows exactly the wrong thing to say and says it

Wednesday, March 25, 2076
Six days after leaving a message in a drop box, the client finally contacted The Fin and arranged a meet at 4:00 PM at The Aurora in Renton.  [The Aurora is a shadowrunner-friendly bar near the border between the Renton and Auburn districts.]  The team placed several RFID markers on the prototype package and covered them with promotional stickers from the band Frog Overkill [Murdoc supplied the stickers].  This somewhat obscured the fact that the package was a compact gun case.

The team arrived at the bar early to scope the place out and prepare for the meeting.  Murdoc used Physical Mask to assume his Damaris disguise [attractive human woman of Iranian descent] and Clairvoyance to observe the entire bar.  Void sat in a different part of the bar to keep an eye on the staff and Murdoc [clairvoyance allows Murdoc to view the bar from a movable point remote from his body, but keeps him from seeing with his own eyes].  Prometheus took up a point on top of the building across the street with his sniper rifle at the ready.  The Fin arrived carrying the package just before 4:00 PM with Killroy as a bodyguard.  The Fin took a seat with Void and the team waited.

At 4:00 PM, a Porsche Aguilar arrived and a human in his 30’s, dressed down for the bar, got out of the passenger side and entered the bar.  After a quick look around, he sat at the bar.  Shortly after that, The Fin was brought a drink “with the compliments of the gentleman at the bar”.  The Fin considered declining the drink, but Void pointed out it was likely Mr. Johnson providing a reason for them to sit and talk.  Conceding the point, The Fin accepted the drink and then walked over to the bar with the drink and the case.

After discretely confirming each other’s reason for meeting, Mr. Johnson and The Fin made small talk over a dinner of chicken-fried steak at the bar.  Mr. Johnson suggested that The Fin provide a credstick with some room to “pay” for the meal.  Slightly peeved at this, The Fin none-the-less slid an empty platinum credstick across the bar to the bartender.  When the credstick returned, The Fin checked the balance on it: 190,000¥.  Nice.

Satisfied that The Fin was satisfied with the amount on the credstick, Mr. Johnson stood up, picking up the case by its handle.  He thanked her for delivering the package and complimented the professionalism of the Pleiades Group in taking the effort to do so.  He then left.

End of Session

[This was a short but necessary session, wrapping up the run.  Looking ahead, several significant events on the 4th Corporate War timeline are happening, so I scrolled back time to introduce them in the next session.  The events would only minorly interest the player characters, but the players will know that things are heating up in the background.]

[The next “run” is named Woodchipper, which I am running.  It will be busy and hectic for the characters, especially The Fin, who is stretching her wings as a Fixer.]

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