Alex – Izzy the Turk –
David – Fridge – troll, 7’ 700lbs, long coat chain mail, axes wearing long bow, jacket has been shot up and repaired, goggles on head, horns belt sanded down,
Dave – Klaus – dwarf, very average,
Brad – The Judge- purple robes, De-shelved, religious robe, symbol of moon on his back, elf
Mike – name? athletic dark black hair, white Caucasian human, has sword and pole-arm visible,
Got a comm call for a job, so I grabbed a ride across town to a dingy biker bar out in the hub it is about 6pm in September.
Central Denver is a segregated city, corps, military and gangs have divided Denver, the hub is central north Denver
On 32nd street is the bar The Tiny Dancer , Mr. Johnson is supposed to have a table in the back so I ask for him at the bar, some vagrants and some guys in biker leathers, I talk to the orc bartender who is heavily tattooed and he points me towards the black door in back, someone is watching me. As I head towards the back I notice a dwarf is following me he says he is here for the meet too and I insist he goes through the door first. We pass through the doorway and bathrooms and stairs with small chain across it. The dwarf shifting his weight drops a TMP on the ground before quickly picking it up and putting it away again. Up the stairs past the chain we reach hang out area with gym bench, pool table, vid projectors, conference table and see a man in nice suit (in between quality) he greets us and says we are to wait for the others so while we do I grab a beer.
Sooner or later everyone else arrives and we sit down to talk to Mr Johnson, he has a problem, needs supply issue fixed in next 48 hours, the elf begins to negotiate with Mr Johnson about what the run is, merchandise is not his, he needs us to steal it, hazard pay, and mentions he is glad elf is not an amateur, the word on the shadowboards deal going down between Vory (Russian mob, brotherhood of thieves) and the local gangs, probably drugs, Mr. Johnson wants supply and to stop the deal, prefers to find out who is doing the supplying if it looks like betrayal when we steal the goods even better, we have about 45 hours, rumors about local gangs being turns up the zombies, the g0dz, or the Kings, but one of the team says it is the not the zombies as Vory, recently kicked their asses, can only be Kings or Gods, find who is supplying, he wants info and will pay top dollar. We accept his terms or either $80K if he has to provide information or $125K is we get it ourselves.
I appear to be the only runner with a commlink! The others don’t have one don’t have commlinks!! Fucking barbarians! I go down to bathroom scrap off the toilet, lock the door and delve into cyberspace on hot, trying to track who made the post of the shadowboards about the meet and track who made it. I find a mention of the meeting, coded message, i try to trace the message back to the person who posted it, i grab admin access in about 1 minute and i get noticed, initiative of 8, i do 3 passes trying to decrypt, get account for Shelly Vale, appears to be 13 yr teenage girl, alias for other jobs working out of Federal Heights, I jack out and reel from some dumpshock.
Many different gangs in bar, including unknown gang hanging out in the corner, street lieutenant of Fronts and new gang in bar, dwarf is going to rob a stuffer shack for commlinks, troll is chatting up the bar, new gang is the emperors black emperor scorpion tattoo on forearm look Asian, had recent fire fight with dam busters (greasers, used to be apart of Yakuza) for Territory, well supplied, consolidating power.
The Dwarf pops into the stuffer shack and is makes home made bomb for diversion, he distracts clerk with bomb and manages to grab some commlinks (meta links) and wander out, the Judge witnesses the event and waits, dwarf walks out soon afterwards and hands the Judge a commlink,
I pick up myself up off the bathroom floor and look around for the other runners to see the troll talking to a modern looking guy with medieval weapons, I these guys must be a bunch of dust heads who watched to many fantasy vids.
We leave the bar and I start trying to jack a car but the dwarf gets to it first, we swap comm link numbers, we grab the car and haul ass to federal heights, the comm signal directs us to matrix cafe, we get to border and lucky no check point as we speed by, we reach destination, we stash our weapons and go in, mad scanner goes off and the Judge sets off alarm, i crash the mad scanner node as i get pulled into the bar by the dwarf, i grab a cup of coffee as the mage scopes the cafe.Judge is chatting up teenage girl in the back, looking for Shelly Vale, says the owner may know, (Christine and Molly) I hit the matrix once again and PAN ID is in coffee shop and is active, attempt to decrypt the signal, break the encryption, teenage kid tries to leave and Kal followers her and tries to stall her, Kal attempts a grab, combat starts as the girl tries to fight off Kal.
Shit turns into chaos as the Judge gets tazered and goes down.
The comm signal I am watching uses the alias Flaming Dragon, the guys manage to tackle Molly, smoke grenade is going off and there is total chaos in the cafe, i spend my turn moving towards the back where the comm signal came from,we bag the girl in the trunk and head for Aurora.
Aurora is the barrens of the area, barrens are super ghetto, sinless, toxic waste, most illegal stuff comes from Aurora
Out of the 44 hours we have 42 hours left to find the site and steal the payload.
Molly was hired to setup meeting at old airport in Commerce City, happening tomorrow night at 11PM, we intimidate her and she willing to work with us but if we let her go she will run. The Black Emperors are the ones with the supply, they are trying to push the other gangs out, i replay the message earlier about the weather, tornado is airport, rain another part of town, dust / wind code words for merchandise.
The guys don’t seem to understand if we make a deal with her and let her go we are going to end up in a wood chipper by the end of the night. They don’t want to sell her to a brothel or Organ legger, they don’t want to take turns with her and they don’t want to turn her over to the Johnson so I dump a full clip into her when she asks for money, the Vory are not getting me tonight. We have her commlink and know her code words, I am going to unravel every meet in the city, ID everyone involved and steal as much as the Johnson will pay us for.I reload and as the guys try to save her I toss them a trauma patch before leave the room but get a threat from Kal before get out.
1AM, 38 hours on Johnson’s timeline. End session.