Once, a long time ago, lived a bird, the fatal bird: Chromaggia. She met the arrow of an archer while flying, along the lava coasts. She flew for years, thinking the arrow was giving chase - Chromaggia escaped the arrow, because she could not see.
"Chromaggia, Chromaggia", they asked, "why not continue to out fly the danger?" But they could not see that the arrow was tied to her wing. She flew to untie it and free herself from her destiny:
"But by dragging the arrow others are wounded by my carelessness, my carelessness!" Chromaggia cried, "So down! Towards the mouth of Hell I take his arrow, and my eyes! I would rather be blind!"
This metaplot deals with the organ and implant repossession by Red Star Clinics, a subsidiary of Evo.
An epidemic of organ failures has quietly been sweeping through Seattle, concentrated in the Barrens. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: Red Star Clinics. To those that could not afford the transplants that would save their lives, Red Star offers convenient financing. These payment plans help cheat death - for now. Seizing on a rare opportunity that would benefit them all, Corps around the world pushed through laws to legalize implant repossession. They barely masked their greed by claiming that only through legal default remedies, including repossession, could they keep the price of their needed products low enough for those that truly needed them. The official laws state the patient must be left alive after all legal default remedies have been utilized - which is why Red Star keeps the bulk of their financing off the books, so that repossession can be made that is the most profitable for them. In the process of 'saving' those in need, Red Star also runs a campaign targeted towards creating a more beautiful you on the inside to increase the amount of elective surgeries people were willing to finance.
First opened in the Barrens, Red Star Clinics were heralded as a great community resource pushed by Evo. While their intentions might have started as noble, Red Star provided an opportunity to exploit those in need - funneling information to researchers that needed test subjects as well as offering organ and implant services on payment plans to those who could not afford such things. Should you fall ninety days delinquent, they dispatch their much feared Repo Men to take back what is theirs.
- Continue offering needed and elective surgery on a payment plan basis
- Protect their right to all legal default remedies in the event someone falls behind on their payments
- Maximize revenue recovered in implant repossession by not adhering to the need to keep patients alive after their products have been reclaimed.
- Continue to use the information obtained by Red Star Clinics to find test subjects for other Evo projects.
- Eric Fiengold, VP of Finance
Once a brilliant bioware and geneware developer for EVO, Nathan Wallace crossed a man he should not have. Wallace was framed for the death of his wife and the coma of his only child, Hope. Red Star VP Eric Feingold claimed that Wallace had been experimenting with EVO geneware on his family, and that was the cause of their death. Feingold used this evidence to strong arm Wallace into working for Red Star directly as a surgeon and repo man. Wallace was routinely sent out to collect on accounts that were kept off the books. Runners broke him out of the cycle after Fiengold had hired the team to take the man out. He has since relocated to San Francisco and set up a free clinic (with a backroom for runners, of course).
- Obtain the location EVO is holding his daughter, Hope
- Make up for the many wrongs he committed as an implant repossession employee for Red Star
- Stay out of the clutches of Eric Fiengold
- Build up a clinic in San Francisco, helping those who cannot help themselves.
The Story Thus Far
Ninety Days Delinquent: The Rescue of Nathan Wallace
Runners Spider, Boom Poom, Moth, Vichnozeleny, and Ironclad were hired by Johnson 597.426.667.29 (believed to be Eric Fiengold) to deal with Nathan Wallace, a rogue Red Star Clinic implant and organ repossession employee. After learning more of his story, they faced a difficult choice what to do: carry out the job or help Wallace escape the tangled web he was trapped in. They decided to fake his death and make sure he would never be seen again by Evo, relocating him to San Francisco. The consequences of being found out are severe: Fiengold had already demonstrated that he was willing to destroy lives if it helped him. With careful planning, they were able to fake Nathan's death, get him safely to San Francisco, and reduce the threat to community activist Charity Horace, who Nathan was trying to protect (Charity was Nathan's late wife's best friend).
Nathan Wallace is now operating in the shadows in San Francisco, safe from Evo - for now. Charity Horace is safe from Red Star Clinics, and can still see with the new cyber eyes provided by the runners. Moth helped arranged media coverage for the charity work that she is doing, along with Mr. J, to help them get more donations, and do more good. Hope Wallace is still in an endless coma somewhere undisclosed - she may or may not be dead, but Wallace still believes she can't be saved. Information was collected that could being the downfall of Red Star Clinics.
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