Into The Shadows — Game Session — 008

Game summary for November 19, 2019, Into The Shadows campaign, Shadowrun 5th Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Ballyhoo (Human Augmenter played by Andrew Renfrow), Clutch (Human Transport Rigger played by Peyton Harmon), Dell (Human Technomancer played by Shane Bradley), Hollywood (Human Combat Medic played by Chris Harmon), and Octane (Elf Razor played by Casey Scruggs). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team arrived in the park, and Dell sent up a drone to scout the area.  He noticed another drone and hacked it on the fly to determine it belonged to Ares.  They waited awhile, and three black vans pulled up.  Eight heavily armed Knight Errant employees jumped out to secure the area, and Karen King stepped out.  The team emerged from their van and handed her one of the commlinks.  A dwarf emerged from the van and verified authenticity.  They then handed her the other commlink, and it was also verified.  She handed them 235,000 nuyen worth of credsticks and a generic commlink.  The two parties departed the park, and the team got on Clutch’s Evo Waterking boat and went to Vancouver to lay low awhile.

The next morning, the Ares commlink rang, and Karen King offered to hire them for another run.  She gave some details but wanted to meet in person.  They rode back to Seattle and met her in an airport hangar.  She offered them a run to steal an insurance policy off a secure server inside Brackhaven Investments.  Karen indicated they had an entrance and exit strategy, would pay 80,000 nuyen, and would provide several pieces of loaner and permanent equipment supplies.  The team debated a minute and accepted.  Octane was immediately taken for cyberware implant surgery to receive some alphaware skillwires, and the rest of the team started building a shopping list. 

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  1. Octane says:

    After shaking the tail, we make it to the park about an hour before the scheduled meetup.
    Dell uses his drones to scope out the park and see what surveillance is around. He locates some cameras near the restrooms. We agree to avoid there.
    After a few minutes, Dell’s drones spot another surveillance drone. He hacks it to determine who is operating it. He finds out it is Ares running it. He also realizes that his drone has been picked up in the matrix and commands it to return the van and shuts it down.
    Ballyhoo casts increase reflexes on me.
    To kill some time, Clutch drives around the park. We observe nothing else suspicious/unusual.
    At 10:30pm, Ares representatives arrive. Security exits their vehicle first, securing the area. Karen King then emerges. Hollywood announces that we are coming out of our vehicle as well.
    When we exit, we make introductions. Karen signals for another person to confirm the validity of the commlinks. After they pass, she signals for someone else who brings forth certified credsticks. Dell confirms their authenticity. We then make the exchange.
    Karen then provides a commlink, stating she may be in touch soon, in case they would like to use our services in the near future.
    We then part ways. Karen and company drive off. Our groups hangs back for a few minutes. We notice a helicopter hidden behind a building fly off. We figure it was a backup team and are not concerned. We then destroy the remaining burner commlinks at the park and head out.
    While driving around, Hollywood contacts Fast Freddy. They agree to meet up at the J-Mart in half an hour to finish up the transaction started a few nights ago.
    In the meantime, Dell hacks the commlink Karen gave us To see if it can be traced while it is powered on. It is bare bones and seems unlikely to be traceable.
    When we meet Fast Freddy, he gives us a credstick with 800 nuyen on it.
    Hollywood then asks what the news on the street is. He tells us that there’s a lot of interest about Operation Daybreak—that some information has been leaked and the government is pissed. I didn’t tell anyone in the group that it was me who did the leaking, and I plan on keeping it that way.
    Given all the heat raised in the last couple of days, we agree that it would be best to leave town. But first, we need to switch vehicles and change VINs, etc. So Clutch stores the van at the airport parking garage and commands another van to pick us up and bring us to his boat.
    Once on the waters, we set off for Vancouver.
    We settle into Vancouver for a few hours, but before long, Karen King rings up Hollywood through the commlink she provided earlier. She says she would like us to retrieve an insurance policy at Brackhaven Investments, offering 80K nuyen and outfitting us beforehand.
    We take the deal and head back to Seattle, agreeing to meet at the airport.
    When we meet up, Karen offers Artemis Knightwings for each of us, allowing us to glide from the top of one building to the top of Brackhaven’s. We will need to infiltrate their server room, managed by Emily Corrigan, and retrieve the policy stored in a Faraday cage. She gives us a credstick with 50K nuyen on it and tells us to get whatever we need/want. They also rush me into surgery and set me up with Alphaware Skillwires, level 3, loading pilot aircraft through it.
    The group starts making a shopping list.

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