Shape Da Future

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Shape Da Future
Part of GM DrBurst's Plot Line Run This Town
Date2078-06-10
GMDrBurst
LocationSoybucks in Downtown, Seattle
Max's Ironworks in Auburn, Seattle
Result Successful publishing of a story linking the Arch-Conservatives to Operation Daybreak by KSAF. Successful smear campaign against KSAF reporter Holly Nicholson by Ares Global Media.
Factions Involved
KSAF
Enduring Resistance
ShadowHaven
Barbarian
Phantom
Echo
Kilbo
Arch-Conservative Party
Ares Global Media
Knight Errant
Tide
Snap
Callous
Ruthless
Horizon
Technocratic Party
NullNode
Commanders and leaders
SysOp TANJ
Holly Nicholson
Casualties and losses
17 Enduring Resistance captured. None None

Background

The previous SysOp in Seattle trusted Holly Nicholson, a KSAF reporter, with his life. Thus, when he got a bunch of really hot paydata after geeking Brackhaven Investments United Corporate Council Representative William Roger then searching his datachips, Holly was set to be the person who got a message if the sysop was geeked. Sadly, the old sysop was geeked by NullNode runners hired by Brackhaven's agents.

Meet

The meet was a relatively uneventful discussion with SysOp TANJ in a Stuffer Shack until an employee, Carlos David slipped and fell. This created a background count with temporally confused the astrally perceiving Echo who started to believed the Stuffer Shack was filled with Blood Mages and Dragons (due to a critical glitch). While this was happening, Phantom provided first aid then, after she came to her senses, Echo casted heal on the Stuffer Shack employee.

Run

Echo first called her contact, Mirage, in order to set up a meeting to explain the situation to Holly Nicholson. The team convinced Holly that the data she had connecting the Arch-Conservative Party to Operation Daybreak was real, her life was endangered by various factions and she needed to publish this information. They arranged to pick her and contacted Septu who arranged a safe house in the basement of Max's Ironworks in Auburn.

The team drove to a downtown Soybucks where they encountered a gathering of the rollerblading/political activist gang Enduring Resistance where an Ares Global Media photographer was secretly recording Holly's involvement with the gang. Luckily, Phantom bricked the reporter's camera, avoiding tieing the team to Holly. Then a KE car started following them, as Holly was under surveillance. Phantom forced the cop car to pull over via hacking.

Once at the safe house, Holly started calling other political parties to get comments on the story which alerted these factions to here actions. Ares Global Media launched their smear stories against Holly before she could publish. Then the NullNode runners Tide, Snap, Callous and Ruthless captured 17 Enduring Resistance members and called Holly. The team stood stonefaced and Holly slowly realized that is was the story or her friend. Since these runners were mandated to ensure the story got published, her friends were dead. Echo pushed away Dolphins pleads to help those in need. A few hours later, the shocking story got published on KSAF.

Aftermath

while the story was damaging to Brackhaven and the Arch-Conservative Party, it was reduced to a mere inconvenience by the successful smear campaign by Ares, instead of causing a black eye to Brackhaven's party. However, the results of this run have people in Seattle asking questions and started to the chain of events that would lead to Brackhaven's fall.

Rewards

Player Characters

Barbarian

9 Karma and 2000 Nuyen. +1 Faction Rep with ShadowHaven. +2 Rep with KSAF.

AAR: SysOp TANJ hired us to repay a debt to an old friend, Holly Nicholson. Apparently she got herself into some real mess by trying to expose the Arch conservative party. The meet happened, oddly, at a stuffer shack. But man something was wrong. As soon as I entered the place something started hitting my powers weak. The KE drone bothering me wasn't helping at all. I knew they wouldn't dare arrest me in public view inside a stuffer shack, so I didn't step outside. Turns around the whole mess in the mana flow was being caused by some dude breaking his leg. Man, bad emotions can cause some serious drek in the astral. We set up a meeting with Holly to and learned of her investigative project trying to get evidence of some project daybreak. Meanwhile, some sneaky fucker was taking photos of her. I was ready to slice his face but Phantom took care of his camera from the matrix. We took Holly to a safe house. After a while we got a call from some rival runners that had captured Holly's friends and were demanding we show up or they die. But we knew how things were, it was a recorded message and I was certain her friends were already dead. So we stayed put, despite her sobbing and wailing. I had a job to do and I saw through it. In hindsight I wish I did go there by myself and at least checked it out, see if her friends were still hostage. Its too late now.

Phantom

4 Karma and 12000 Nuyen. +1 Faction Rep with ShadowHaven. +2 Rep with KSAF.

Echo

4 Karma and 12000 Nuyen. +1 Faction Rep with ShadowHaven. +2 Rep with KSAF.

Kilbo

9 Karma and 2000 Nuyen. +1 Faction Rep with ShadowHaven. +2 Rep with KSAF.

Prime NPCs

Tide

1 Karma, -2 Faction Rep with the Arch-Conservative Party. -1 Faction Rep with KSAF. -17 Fraction Rep with Enduring Resistance.

Snap

1 Karma, -2 Faction Rep with the Arch-Conservative Party. -1 Faction Rep with KSAF. -17 Fraction Rep with Enduring Resistance.

Callous

1 Karma, -2 Faction Rep with the Arch-Conservative Party. -1 Faction Rep with KSAF. -17 Fraction Rep with Enduring Resistance.

Ruthless

1 Karma, -2 Faction Rep with the Arch-Conservative Party. -1 Faction Rep with KSAF. -17 Fraction Rep with Enduring Resistance.