|In over his head|
|Player||Kerim the Storyteller|
|Titles and Awards||0|
|D.O.B.||September 5th 2053|
Metatype - E
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - A
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Noaido is a former(-ish) corporate drone who got pulled into the world of shadowrunning not through trauma or force, but instead through a few too many shady favours and an unhealthy obsession with the various Shadowrun MMOs that are all over the place. He knows a lot about the shadows -but only insofar as they're depicted online-, and is excited, curious, and somewhat scared about actually being properly part of that world himself. He's a bit shy but tries to fake confidence, and easily becomes invisible in a crowd alongside some of the more out there runners. But he knows what he's doing.
Meet some of the famous runners from his games (And don't make a fool out of himself in the process) Get to know the thrills and such of actually properly shadowrunning. Make a few friends maybe? Make sure his boss doesn't find out what he's up to in his free time.
For every runner, there are a hundred regular people going around their everyday lives doing every day things. Noaido is one of them, Hi.
His life can be summed up as mostly mundane. The major interesting thing about him was that he worked at NeoNet before it failed, his father was one of the people who helped set up the wireless matrix -Like, he worked on setting it up, with only a very minor effect on the actual technology-, and that his father became a MONAD. His mother, an orc, is a VITAS survivor, and getting near her old age.
He and his mother moved to Seattle after the fall of NeoNET, having originally lived close to Boston. In Seattle Noaido got a job with Shiawase, working on their predictive analytics team. He isn't a core member of the team, and due to being NeoNET originally is likely to have limited promotion potential. Still, it's a living, and he doesn't really have anything against it. Slightly more interesting is his home life. He's been into games, both matrix and real, since he was pretty young, and as he grew up it's only increased. Especially the Shadowrunner games. He never really thought he would be one, but it was fun to act life as one out when he had nothing better to do at home. He's met FastJack, fought against drakes and blood mages. Played everything from street sam to magic user. All within the game, of course.
It was through this that he met HakJak, joining in with him on an online run. The two stayed in contact after, doing some of the tougher runs together, saving each other's hide every now and then.
The first time that HakJak asked Noaido to help him out with an encrypted file, he thought it was part of the game.
When he let a friend of HakJak's into his place of work and gave him a tour, he was just doing a favour for a friend of HakJak's who wanted to know what the place was like before applying for a position.
When he provided fake credentials for an online data host he reckoned that what he was doing was probably not exactly legal, but he was sure HakJak had a good reason for it.
When HakJak eventually fessed up to being an actual runner and that he needed some proper matrix backup to deal with a job...
Well, HakJak was a friend, and if he was an actual, honest to goodness shadowrunner? Well, that was just really cool, and of course Noaido would help.
It wasn't until he got an even cut from the pay for the job, and a link to the ShadowHaven app that Noaido realised... He was a Runner now, too.
Narrative Significant Qualities
Day Job, 20 hours - Works at predictive analytics for Shiawase in Tacoma, working on algorhythms to predict and adapt prices and sales to the Seattle market.
Limited CORP SIN(Shiawase) - Noaido is a very capable decker, and his skills are prized within the corp, even if this generally does not translate to nuyen... acclaim... Influence.
Reduced Sense (Sight) - Noaido is nearsighted, and usually either wears corrective glasses to fix this, or, generally, uses camera feeds beamed directly into his brain to get around this. This won't really help him in an area with a lot of noise, of course.
- Hakjak - Connection 4, Loyalty 3 - Fixer (Networking)
- John Baptise - Connection 2, Loyalty 1 - Taxi Driver (Shadow Services)
Shiawase - Works for them
In Character Information
Symbols and Signatures
He doesn't really have any. His matrix actions look fairly standard, like the ones used for deckers in the Shadowrun MMORPGs. He might get a more personal brand in the future.
Matrix Search Table
|1 Hit||Almost nothing. Noaido looks like a lot of people do. Average height, average build, you know how it is.|
|3 Hits||Recent characters with the name of Noaido on various runner MMORPGs can be found, possibly traced back to someone with an extensive knowledge and skill in these games.|
|6+ Hits||Possibly able to find Noaido's personnel file at Shiawase, and, through there, personal details.|
Shadow Community Table
So far, Noaido is basically unknown as a Runner.
Real SIN - Eric Lawson, Shiawasee employee. Cyberdeck license,