Shadowrun, Runners Run

Welcome to San Francisco!
Meeting Mr Johnson

Welcome to San Francisco!

Piper is my name and trade is my game. California Free State is home to many incredible things. I will do my best to introduce all of them to you. California Free State is no longer under the control of the California Protectorate. We have been annexed by the PCC (Pueblo Corporate Council) in 2069. I can tell you that the people of San Francisco are more content with the PCC than they ever were when the Japanese controlled this area.

There was a period of unrest as the underground tested the new authority, attempting to establish new borders for themselves. I would say things are more stable than they have been in the past decade. Family and friends are able to return to a more normal lifestyle in the Urban Sprawl of San Francisco. M.O.M. patrols the streets where laws hold no sway.

Shadowrunners can profit from all sorts of work. If you are interested in making some creds meet me on the corner of Jefferson St and Taylor St at midnight. We will talk more.

1st Session
June 7, 2075 - Friday

San Francisco Fisherman’s wharf district is quieter at midnight but some holes seem to get busier. One of those holes is the Happy Hostel. Mr Johnson “Piper” runs this hostel for the pleasure of his clients. The runners are invited to meet Piper on the fourth floor at midnight. The group comes promptly to the meeting since they know this could mean money for everyone involved. Each runner was invited separately. As all four of them show up to meet Piper it becomes clear that this is not a solo run. Creasy the eldest of the group by 30 years arrives first and is asked to wait for everyone else to show up so the two large troll body gaurds can let them enter at once. Piper left simple instructions, “let all four of the runners enter the room together”. Pissy who is an attractive elf in her mid twenties arrives second. The second female elf Sarai who is in her late twenties arrives third after making a quick stop to the bathroom downstairs. Last but not least is Amos, a poorly dressed human in his early twenties. He also took a minute in the bathroom before meeting everyone on the third floor.

Piper wants the group to steal a magic item from the Talismonger “Barber the whale”. The Whale runs a talismonger shop in San Francisco called “The Alchemy”. The magic item Piper is interested in is a wand made from a chicken’s foot. Piper offers to pay the group ¥20,000 for this item. Pissy talks him up to ¥30,000 nuyen for the group. He seems more than happy to consider the extra money as assurance for a fancy date that he will collect on later when all this is done. Piper pays the group a ¥4,000 nuyen down payment and sends them on their way.

The Whale always has three women with him. His shop is called the Alchemy.

The Alchemy has a Host rating 6 in a Security B area. The lady working inside at the counter is called Sparky and she is magical. Sparky gives the Pissy The Whale’s voicemail number.

Creasy buys some Jazz from a street dealing kid. Creasy shoots human gangers called “Pumpkin Smashers” vs “Hate Mongers” in a fire fight. One of the Yamaha Growler bikes isn’t damaged, worth about ¥5,000 nuyen.

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2nd Session
June 10, 2075 Monday, 3 days

The group did surveillance on The Alchemy to see when the place was busy at night. The group met at The Super Dome in San Francisco. Nigel slept with the waitress “Susie” from the Super Dome. When the group brought the wand back Piper hired a shaman called Viper to work on it for him. Sarai found 500 nuyen in a safe. Creasy found ¥500 nuyen on the Whale.

3rd Session
July 19, 2075 Wednesday, 10 days

Starts – One week after the last session.
Ends- 3 days later on a Wednesday 7/19/2075

The group laid low and looked for news of their job surfacing in the news.

Creasy got a call from one of his contacts to do a job. The job pays ¥5,000 nuyen plus room and board. His Russian contact Glitch would like him to bodyguard a Russian diplomat travelling to SF for a few days. They will pick up the diplomat named “Victor Von Slice” from the SFO airport and return him there. The group took one of the SFO’s security guards weekly schedule. Pissy Nooks connects with the diplomat immediately. She wanted to make more money from this mission and she aims to do it. Victor arrives Tuesday at SFO. The runners take him to a 4 star hotel (The Gold Raddison Hotel) in a rented limo. The diplomat spends Monday night in a hotel, Tuesday he has a dinner at the Japanese consulate, Wednesday he has errands and flies out of SFO.

The group finds a drone in the hotel air duct. The group tells hotel security and moves the diplomat to another hotel in the city. The runners were not able to catch the rigger, nor identify the people looking for Victor. The second hotel is the Dragon’s Den. The hotel is 40 floors tall and they are on the 12th floor. Wednesday he stops at the Zurick bank in SF which is palatial. Next they go to a lunch meeting in Russian town. Finally the diplomat delivers something from Acme delivery.

Victor gives the group an additional ¥1,000 nuyen and 1 night at the Gold Raddison Hotel for each of the runners. The runners end this mission on the SFO tarmac watching the plane take off over a row of corporate airplane hangers.

Pissy over hears 500 nuyen worth of information at the Japanese industry. Surai is able to snag ¥1,500 nuyen from ? that he can sell.

There is mysterious metahuman (Ork or Troll) in the group that was tailing Victor.

4th Session
July 21, 2075 Friday, 3 days

The group drops off their man and decides to do a quick job while they are in the airport. eTarget airplane hanger looks like the easiest target they can find on “no notice”. It has 2 known cameras, middle level security, part of the SFO Host. The guard inside is named Tom. The group fast talks their way in. Creasy is the talker and their Decker is feeding information to the security guards telecom that adds legetimacy to Creasy’s stories.

The group is able to get a u-haul and load it with a few crates. Needing a fence they end up in Visitation Valley (security D-E). Sarai knows a fence named Carrie Cox. She pays the group ¥12,000 for the crates of various electronics equipment. She will pay them an additional ¥19,500 nuyen (¥6,500 a piece) to take out a local rival. His name is “Scar” and runs a pawn shop called the “Golden Sunrise Pawn Shop”. It is protected by a gang named the “Jagged Daggers”. [Other gangs in the area are the “Fire Demons”, “Holy Angels”]. Upon further investigation the group finds that Scar deals in weapons and explosives. Found some foam explosives for 12f availability, Plastic 16f availability. Creasy fools Scar into thinking he is looking to buy what he has but the next day they rob him through the back entrance.

Creasy finds missles to sell and they blow the building to kingdom come.

There is a bar in Visitation Valley called the Rusty Nickel. This is where Carrie Cox met the group to talk. It is a local place where everyone minds their business and the owner keeps the lights low.

5th Session
July 24, 2075 Monday, 4 days

The group is laying low for a little bit to see what kind of fall out they get from their explosive run Friday morning. Abraham’s Uncle Moses lets him know that someone is looking for him. Everyone checks with their contacts about the mysterious person/people who are asking about the current members of this Shadowrun team. Frank Callahan one of Nigel’s police contacts from Seattle calls him with some information. He heard that a Mr. Johnson with Riley Technologies, a subsidiary of Mistuhama Computer Technologies in Silicon Valley is the one looking for him and the other runners. Memmo the Troll physical adept is an old acquaintance of the crew is also being sought out. All the members meet up at Moses’s bar in the East Bay. Since they know who is searching them out they can try to formulate a plan of action. The intense fog that is covering San Francisco settles in while they are in the bar. When they leave a black cat is following the group. Mainly staying with Abraham. All the magical people notice that they can feel magic in the form of power all around them. They can breath it in almost.

They reach out to the Mr. Johnson and arrange a meeting. The group meets at a San Francisco Runners Club called “The Ohm”. The place is full of people and neon. There are rooms for runners to meet in private, they can be rented for ¥100 nuyen an hour. The Mr Johnson shows up on time and offers the group a job. He would like the runners to extract some information about a File from Spherex Electronics. After extracting the information the Mr. Johnson wants this data erased. He is willing to pay the group ¥64,000 for a successful run. He gives them ¥1,000 up front. The group is to keep this as quiet as possible, avoid damaging the infrastructure. The Troll Memmo works for beef. Peter the Mr. Johnson gives the group a 48 hour access pass for the facility in Silicon Valley.

Nigel researches the security side of things. The security team with the contract for this facility is called “black hawk”. It is a mid level security corp team. Abraham takes video of the facility and does some astral perception around the perimeter before the group arrives. Sarai gets a schematic of the building to find out it has 4 floors. He also hacks and gets a copy of the guard’s schedule. They find out there are 24 guards on duty with cryptic words for their locations next to their names. The shifts are 12 am – 8 am, 8 am – 4 pm, and 4 pm – midnight. Tuesday at 2 AM when they plan to hit the place there are only about 80 workers in the building.

General plan is to turn off the alarm, try and jam all commlinks, take control of the cameras for the facility.

6th Session
July 27, 2075 Thursday, 3 days

The group looks for an in with this run. Some way to make things a little easier. Creasy uses his contacts to find any dirt on some part of the security team. He is successful and find that the Captain of the security lead likes to visit hookers that are run by the russian mafia. Vincent Kurik is the security captain’s name with Black Hawk security. He is married so the news that he sleeps with hookers could really wreck his family. Vincent lives in Security C neighborhood. Creasy makes a house call and tells the guy that he needs to add his friends to the next security detail, or else. The group does a shift with Black Hawk security at the research lab. The decker is able to steal the information with no problems and they are gone to meet with their Mr. Johnson “Peter”. Peter has 3 bodyguards, 2 male and 1 female.

Memmo the Troll negotiates 1 male cow as ¥5,000 of his pay. The cow is at a ranch in California. The group meets Peter at the Ohm. Sarai selling equipment will take (4 weeks, price of ¥2,100). Peter lets the group know to get their passports in order because they will be travelling across borders to LA for his next job.

While waiting for their next job the group decides to do some side work and get money for Bounty Hunting. Sauder Krupp has a bounty for Typhoid Tommy. The group does some research on Typhoid and find 12 dozen possible targets. The group finds a link between Typhoid and corporate polluters. They find three installations that have reported trespassing. Creasy spends a day at each site doing physical surveillance. Nigel researches bomb types that were used in the previous attacks. Fuji seemed to have problems with Typhoid over 5 years ago.

7th Session
July 29, 2075 Saturday, 5 days

The group hears from their corporate Mr Johnson. He wants to meet the group at a Mitsuhama Warehouse (on 7/28/2075). The Mr Johnson wants the group to go to LA and grab a package for him. The Mr Johnson has his bodyguards “The Wolf” (♂), “Quicksilver”, and “Ivory” (♂). Bring it back without being inspected. This is a covert operation that pays ¥17,500 + Expenses per runner. The Mr Johnson gives them directions and a picture of the package (? I can’t remember what details I gave at this point). The group needs to contact “David” a corporate media exec with “Smiling Jack Communications”. After the group leaves the meet they decide it would be a good idea to hire a coyote. They find a coyote named “The Leaf”, he charges the group ¥1,500 for his services. He meets the group in a Z Security Soiux Nation slum. The slums is in the Southern Bay.

It takes 8 hours to travel to LA with The Leaf. He uses a hovercraft to get the group into LA. Once in LA the group finds a Hyundai Shin Hying van (¥20,000) or a GMC Bulldog step van. Smiling Jack Communications produces many well known series like “Sunny Vale” and “Days of our Runs”. David Whitfellow is the producer. He is well dressed.

Rusty Knuckle is a place (?not sure what this note is) that Vatero works in. The group pays Vatero ¥100 for information about the area. He points the group to a pawnshop called “Holiday pawn” run by Simon Ethers. ¥800/per person (?not sure what this charge is for). 4 hours to meet at the Rusty Knuckle. Magic Item (? with a date of 3/8/2015, this part is really fuzzy for me).

8th Session
August 3, 2075, Saturday, 5 days

The group rented the two vans for their trip back to San Francisco. There were 6 cop cars along the highway leading up to 3 cop cars surrounding a van that is turned sideways in the road. The runners help the police who are being attacked by a crazy man. The police accept the help allowing the runners to fire on the assailant. There are 2 attackers who seem feral and out of control. Biting the police violently. Up close the attackers have really red bloodshot eyes and seeping pustules on their skin. The bullet shots take them down but there are 2 dead police and 2 dead attackers by the end of the encounter. The commanding officer is Sgt Simon Tuftel and the area commander is Com Sneasdale. The runners over hear the officers talking about a suspect named Barktooth. The police offer the runners a job in the force.

The group drops off the box with Peter. He checks the box in front of the runners. There is a folded up sex bot in the military style crate. Peter pays the group the rest of their fee and heads out on his way.

Piper reaches out to the group through Pissy Nooks. Piper needs help with some competition moving in on his turf. Piper meets the group at an Italian restaurant named “Georgiano’s” on Tuesday night about 7 pm, all the employees are humans. Creasy arrives in a taxi, Sarai rides her sports bike, and Nigel takes his Suzuki Mirage. Piper offers the group 7,500 per runner to figure out who is trying to take over his area. The group takes that offer and also require that Piper gives them exclusive access to work in the future. The group wants to talk to everyone at one of Piper’s safe houses in Palo Alto. Piper has a short list of 3 suspects who might be trying to move in on his territory. Ronnie Rhodes, Karen Splinters, and Bobby Sai (“Say”). The group does research on all these. Ronnie Rhodes is into gambling, located in the East Bay (Rating C and slums). Karen Splinters is a Fixer elf who uses magic. Known by most as a smuggler located in San Francisco. Bobby Sai (“say”) runs a secret fight club in china town underground (? physical description, ? 1 contact). Wednesday 9 PM they go to Piper’s safehouse and talk to the abused ladies. The safehouse is located in a Rating A area of Silicon Valley. These are Pipers assets that were roughed up by someone unknown. Sandy Long was beat up by someone in a Mitsubishi Nightsky in the East Bay, a rating B area. Cherry Chung, was beat up in a back alley in San Francisco (a rating A area). Linda Lovelace, a black human with attitude, was beat up in the East Bay Rating C neighborhood. Linda was approached in Richmond by a sedan with tinted windows. The person bum rushed her from behind so she never saw their face. Linda Lovelace has camera eyes, Sarai stole the recordings from her eyes. Finally Randy has a broken arm and beat up badly, he was in San Francicsco when this happened.

Bobby Bruiser is Piper’s guard troll. The runners do some legwork and stake out to find any more clues as to which of the three suspects is behind all of this. Wednesday they wait while ladies are picked up off the street for work and returned safely. Thursday they stakeout San Francisco again but no beatings happen. Friday the runners split up. Creasy takes the Rating C neighborhood. He post up as a bum on the street. Nigel takes the rating B neighborhood. Sarai is watching through cameras. Saturday about mid afternoon the runners go to meet Linda Lovelace… (? IP Address)


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