Into The Shadows — Game Session — 009

Game summary for November 26, 2019, Into The Shadows campaign, Shadowrun 5th Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Ballyhoo (Human Augmenter played by Andrew Renfrow), Chase (Troll Tank played by Kaliegh Averdick), Clutch (Human Transport Rigger played by Peyton Harmon), Hollywood (Human Combat Medic played by Chris Harmon), Octane (Elf Razor played by Casey Scruggs), and Thay (Elf Street Shaman played by Taylor Averdick). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The group gathered on the roof of the Space Needle with their Ares-provided nightwings and launched toward Brackhaven Investments.  They had been told a protest riot had broken out around the building, and they hoped that might provide some cover for their activities.  As they swooped in, Clutch put his nightwing on autopilot and jacked into the Matrix.  Ahead, he saw the fortress representing Brackhaven Investments and its patrol IC marching around.  He hacked on the fly and got a mark!  He was able to issue some commands to the anti-aircraft turret and get the team past it before jacking out of the Matrix.  On the roof the team found several infrared trip lines and some cameras.  Clutch jumped to the BI grid and marked the camera.  He was able to turn it off while Chase stepped over the trip line to swipe a maglock passkey.  She dropped it!  As she bent to pick it up, she tripped the alarm! 

The group swiped the card again and got access.  They charged down the stairs trying to get in before security could properly respond.  At the elevator, two Stoddard Security guards were surprised to see an armed party awaiting.  The team opened up with tasers and stick-n-shock rounds.  One of the guards popped off a single live round that hit Thay squarely in the chest, but it was absorbed by her armor.  The exchange of firepower only took seconds, and the guards were sprawled out unconscious. 

With the alarm tripped and security engaged, the team knew there was no need for stealth!  Now, it would require speed.  They reloaded as they stepped into the elevator.