Paper Gods

The Beatles are more popular than Jesus
Better-Than-Life Beating

News reports of people going missing in Tacoma began increasing. Rumors that the Yakuza had begun targeting and eliminating Female Orc Prostitutes were reaching the groups ears. Meanwhile Thunderbird627 was putting pressure on KrakkenSR and the rest of his SRO guild to make friends with a newcomer, Twain, whose interpersonal skills seemed lacking.

Rio lined up a job, The Johnson wanted us to abduct and beat up someone. It did not take the group long to discover that this was part of a Better-Than-Life simsense experience. Thunderbird627 agreed to go along with the rest of the group since they had already taken the job, but made a notion that they needed to ask more questions in the future about what was being asked of them. He informed the rest of the group that he was morally opposed to Beatles, BTLs, since he was exceptionally susceptible to sim-addiction. B.A.G. seemed intrigued to note that Technomancers were always considered running Hot-sim anytime they were in the matrix, which was almost always. They played along with the kidnapping and beat and tortured the “victim” to the point of passing out, they edited themselves out of the footage and even found ways to augment the experience further. After which the group used a medikit to clean out any and all drugs in the poor “victim’s” system

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Dick in a Box
Senator's Son

While Han “Meemaw” Solo and Juggs take in the “Good Boy” Lycos, the fixer has yet another job lined up. Discretion may be the better part of valor, but it is also required for backdoor deals of intimidation and other sundry criminal activities.

Demands to know who the leader of their group was lead to a quick discussion that Han was better suited to being face, but with sub vocal and AR interface uplink we could leave the leadership in other suited hands. BAG was contacted by Rio for a meeting with a Johnson who sent a sweet Auto to pick us up to a warehouse. Inspection of the driver’s ID, Marcus Smith, yielded a military background and current employment in personal protection, by Senator Charles Seaver. The Johnson, who for the official record was totally not Senator Seaver, had been having trouble with a local Yakuza clan leader, Yamamura Tokimoto, AKA The Crane. It seems Crane had been threatening to release the Senator’s sons gambling habits leak publicly, and was attempting to extort money. The group was being paid to send a message that this was unacceptable behavior.

Despite the literal shit show that their first mission had been the group quickly came up with a plan for sending the most effective message to not only the Crane, but hopefully the rest of the Yakuza. They ran into very little trouble infiltrating the hideout behind the pachinko parlor, with assistance from Thunderbird627’s monitoring of security alerts and Bag’s miniature rigs keeping an eye out. Juggs only needed to cleave one gangster in half, after luring him into a cleaning supply closet for sex and left him in the sink, on the team’s way into Crane’s office.
They found out that the Senator’s son didn’t owe the Yakuza money, they were attempting to extort the Senator for the what they owed his son in winnings. This was dishonorable and the group hoped that the shame of him having his penis removed at gunpoint would make him reconsider his position and tactics.

The man who was totally not the senator was so surprised and amused by the group that he not only paid them the agreed fair, but rewarded them further with promises of tailored suits. But more importantly the hint at potential further jobs.

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No Dumping Allowed

While looking for bigger work Rio delegates a small delivery for the group. B.A.G. and Thunderbird being the only ones to be able to access the matrix accept the job alone. Posing as Sanitation officers, with sweet level 4 SINs to prove it, they are lead through a series of Matrix clues to a pick up and drop off location to a secure private residence.
In the barren wastes that are the Puyallups they ran into some trouble and to throw off the Orc gang that was tracking them. Thunderbird627 hacked a local Elfgang bar to draw them into the pursuit in hopes of setting the two gangs against one another. The Miracles of B.A.G.’s driving skills saved them and shook the tail (while avoiding some of the demolition caused by the gang fight).
This off the grid clean room even came with automated guns to escort the two back off the premises never to meet the shut in recluse who lived there.

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Dog Gone
Saving Private Lycos

The newly formed group are offered their very first run. An animal rights activist offers to pay the group to break into a disposal facility to rescue a former test animal before the dog is killed.

The facility operates in the Pullyup using the still active volcano of Mount Rainier to dispose of most of the waste. The Johnson assures the team it has minimum security (who wants to steal trash?), bu that it has to be done before the dog is disposed of at the end of the week.

“ThunderBird627” does research and discovers that the disposal company does only have a small staff listed, and that it does general disposal of physical items for a variety of other businesses. It’s a far flung child company of Knights Errant, but not listed anywhere high enough to have extra territorial status.

The plan was formed that MeeMaw and Juggs would enter the location posing as inspectors, while Thunderbird627 and BAG would provide Overwatch.

Things went mostly smoothly, until while taking the crate out a side door Juggs and MeeMaw cross paths with a guard patrol route. The two attempt to convince the guard to let them pass, then to give up, giving BAG time to sneak up behind the guard and shoot him stick and shock rounds.

Thunderbird627 and BAG notice that the dog has some sort of electronic signal coming off of him, and assuming it’s a tracking beacon focus a targeted jammer at it while heading to the rendezvous point. Attempts to contact Mr. Johnson on the number provided fail, but the team continues to the spot.

Upon closer inspection Thunderbird627 discovers that the signal coming off the dog is similar to the kind a decker would have. In the digital world the dog’s physical body is overlain with a large gorilla that demands to be let out of the car or he’ll break things. All manner of electronic items the car passes starts being brute forced attracting attention of the Grid Overwatch Division.

Once at the meetup point the group is given the message of ‘let the dog go". Once free the dog takes off running and BAG begins to chase him. The teams comm links starting lighting up and the message "I’m the Johnson! Stop Chasing me!!" begins spamming them.

The dog explains he is called Lycos and that he contacted the team to rescue him before he was destroyed. That while he has no actual money he does have data concerning the process of creating him, including the cyberware that makes him more intelligent.

The team agrees to sell the data in exchange for their services. Rio makes contact with some mysterious Brit who buys the data for his corporation. Juggs then offers Lycos a home with she and Meemaw, which Lycos accepts.

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Food Fight
Shit in my pants.

Four strangers are extended an invitation to a diner in Auburn with the promise of work and the possibility of a team.

Upon arriving the group is lead back to a meeting room by the staff, who seem completely un-phased by motley crews obviously rough style and displayed weapons. A plaque on the wall proudly proclaims the meeting room to be reserved by The Ladies Auxiliary.

The four meet their new Fixer, Rio, and are offered breakfast before being introduced to one another. Han, a older and wiser smuggler and face that now goes by the name MeMaw. The orc physical adept,Juggernaut, that is fine with the shortened moniker “Juggs” has a large and menacing ax slung across her back. A human called Bag, an ex orc gang look-out, is their rigger and observation man. The last of the four is a young British man fitting all the stereotypes of Shadowrunner right down to his lined coat, that will be the teams Decker, he goes by Thunderbird. Rio sends the team to meet with a Talismonger who is having problems with the local mob protection racket.

After meeting with the Talismonger the teams learns that his daughter has been taken ransom util he pays his back “insurance” fees. His business has been bad lately and he’s not able to pay the full amount, but will pay the Runners what he has if they can save his daughter. He tells the team that Vic Fratelli is the local enforcer and that if they follow him they should be able to learn the location of his daughter.

The team follow Fratelli to a local McHughs fast food restaurant. Thuderbird is able to hack into and disable the metal detectors at the front doors. Bag settles into his car and releases spy drones. Memaw, Juggs and Thunderbird go into the restaurant carrying only concealed pistols.

Trying to blend in the three order some food and dig in while discretely observing Vic sitting at a corner table. The McHughs only has four other patrons; an orc college student, a father and young daughter enjoying the night out, and a middle aged man that looks like he’s had too much coffee already.

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