Blood, Sweat. . .and Murder?

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Blood, Sweat. . .and Murder?
Part of Blood in the Machine
Date2081-07-03
GMSedatedAlice
LocationRedmond
Status Threat Level: High
Factions Involved
ShadowHaven Aztechnology
Itztli
Voiceless
Sweetwater Kate
Phantom


Summary

Runners were hired to investigate a string of murders in the Redmond Barrens by enigmatic gang leader Mistah Jay. It seemed something was a miss! A serial killer was in their midst!

Background

Three people have been found dead in the Redmond Barrens, the victims of stabbings. There are whispers that organs and body parts were missing. KE was disinterested completely in the situation, so community activists decided to reach out to people they knew could be motivated to help: runners.

The Meet

Mistah Jay invited the runners to meet him in a bar in Touristville he used for this sort of thing. He explained that no one from KE or other agencies was investigating these deaths and the people within his neighborhood were scared to even go out at night because of the murders. He offered the runners money to look into the killings and bring the murderer to justice - or him, whichever worked for them. The team agreed and set off to find out as much as they could.

The Plan

The plan was to begin the investigation at the most recent murder site. The three victims names were provided to the runners: Artemis Sinclair, Oscar Hernandez, and Taka Toshi. Taka Toshi was the most recent vicitim and still at the local "morgue" if they wanted to examine the body. From there, the runners planned to try and backtrack as much as they could to pinpoint who was behind all of this.

The Run

Taka Toshi had been a new employee for Architectural Dynamics as an engineer. He was murdered in an alley on his way back from the local Stuffer Shack. The team ran down the footage from around the Stuffer Shack and the alley and managed to catch some low quality footage of the actual attack - three men had approached Toshi. The man in the middle plunged a ceremonial dagger into Toshi's chest and they had left him there to die.

Examination of the body at the morgue revealed that some of Toshi's organs were missing post-autopsy. The attendant had no record that his organs had been harvested and was as dumbfounded as everyone else.

Part of the team went to Stuffer Shack to try and track down any footage of the assailants; when compared to the morgue footage (the team believed the killer had come for the organs after the fact) one face stuck out. It didn't take long for the team to find a name: Andres Guillermo Gutierrez, the regional manager for the Stuffer Shacks in Redmond.

It took a bit longer to find the man once they had the name; the team managed to find the decker working with Andres and force him to tell them where Andres was (in return for not being killed, that is). Once they found his home away from home, the team kicked in the front door. It didn't take much to deal with the guards and Andres. The 'lair' Andres had created confirmed the suspicions of the team - Andres was a blood mage, and he was obviously planning something.

"Something big" he'd tell them later when he was conscious, all the while smiling ruefully.

Aftermath

Andres Gutierrez was handed over to Mistah Jay to be dealt with. The runners got a glimpse of a build up of blood magic in Seattle. Itztli got to kick a blood mage in the crown jewels.

None of the runners will be able to look at a chest freezer quite the same way.

Rewards

  • 20,000 Nuyen
  • 4 karma
  • +2 CDP

Game Quotes

Player After Action Reports (AARs)

Itztli

From the start of this run I had the feeling something was of but to think that Bloodmages had their hands in this makes it even worse, I'm sure this isn't over yet, but I can't imagine what horrors the future holds but if I know one thing it's that I do all I can to stop it.