The Story So Far

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Prologue - May 2078

The story of ShadowHaven picks up just after the events of Brackhaven Breakhaven in Hard Targets. Chief of Staff Corrine Dakin, Seattle Commissioner of Race Relations Jassila Feddersen and Brackhaven Investments United Corporate Council Representative William Roger all end up dead in due to an apparent natural cause, an accident, and a bloody murder, respectively. However, the coincidence of so many Brackhaven allies taking a dirt nap leads Brackhaven to undertake a brutal campaign of revenge against the Shadows, hiring the private mercenary company NullNode to geek as many runners as they can find in the hopes of sending a message to the shadows. Some of the notable deaths included the Sysop of the network of runners and support personnel in Seattle whose death triggered a deadman's switch, deleting the shadow host and dumping its files into the resonance. Emile Corrigan becomes the new chief of staff to Brackhaven.

June 2078: Dancing for rain

A Shadowrunner Sysop TANJ, a low-level assistant to the sysop of the network of runners now in ruins, started to reorganize the Seattle shadows. An emergency extraction of a runner doing a long con in a Knight Errant was conducted before she ended up as the next victim. A low-level advertising corporation was forced into bankruptcy and brought in order to form Blue Suited Joker Consulting, Inc., a shell corporation for shadow runners. A free sprite, planted by the previous sysop, was recovered and informed to aid the restarting of the shadow network.

The previous sysop's deadman's switch also dumped a large number of files, found on the comlink of William Roger, to a reporter and activist named Holly Nicholson. It also provided funding to hire runners to protect Holly until the data, which further implicated Brackhaven in Operation Daybreak, was published.

Runs

NameDate
Statement of Intent10 June 2078
Shape Da Future10 June 2078
Gold, Jade, and Bone11 June 2078
This is the safest way to go nobody gets hurt11 June 2078
Blockbuster12 June 2078
Moving Day23 June 2078
Whats That Coming Over The Hill30 June 2078

July 2078: In the distance, thunder cracks

The public at large was still not truly aware of Brackhaven's involvement with Operation Daybreak. So, Enduring Resistance sponsored runners to replace a projected video with one detailing Brackhaven's involvement as well as changing a fireworks display so that it spelled out "Brackhaven did Daybreak" during the Ares' Freedom Day celebrations on the 4th of July. Runners suppress an Ares investigation into the previously rescued corporate espionage runner. Aztechnology conducts a rescue of one of their executives turned ghoul, Carmela Monteagudo Rosales, and start training her to become a shadow asset. Meanwhile, an anti-BTL rapper in Puyallup wins a Taco Temple prize and safe extraction in order to start his own record label.

Runs

NameDate
Lost Children7 July 2078
Barbarian's Initiation 18 July 2078
Pest Control14 July 2078
Fade To Brunette16 July 2078
Intermittent Blue Line18 July 2078
Dude, Where's My Corpse21 July 2078
Which Witch Wishes Witches Well (Part 1)25 July 2078
Hazing28 July 2078

August 2078: The First Drop

Anti-Brackhaven resentment grows across the city, with protests and marches taking place daily. The activist group Enduring Resistance sponsored a mission to cover Seattle in anti-Brackhaven advertisements, with the crown of the mission replacing the Brackhaven Investments logo at Brackhaven's tower with "Brackhaven did Daybreak". Due to the growing mistrust over Brackhaven, Ares attempts to incite anti-Brackhaven protesters into violence with BTLs, but runners are able to shut the program down by blowing up the BTL lab along with the project team members. The same runners also defeat a Brackhaven sponsored Night Hunter attack on the protests, resulting in only one injured protester. A mysterious woman with full body replacement cybernetics hired runners to retrieve an item from the Barrens before a group in a Tiltrotor could.

Shadowrunners, involved in a feud between restaurants Le Cochon Rose and Mucho Bucco, discover a tape with the last known appearance of Edmund Jefferies, press secretary to Governor Brackhaven until late 2074, when he disappeared. There is another man, Emile Corrigan, current chief of staff to Brackhaven, seen meeting with the Edmund. This explosive tape is delivered to the acting district attorney Dana Oaks.

Runs

NameDate
Shangri-La12 August 2078
The Temperate North22 August 2078
Altogether Ooky26 August 2078
I've Come Here From Nowhere26 August 2078
Nightcrawler26 August 2078

September 2078: The Storms of September

Politics in Seattle

Brackhaven, sensing his control slipping. Sends his chief of staff to a retreat to get liquidated. Lucky, Dana Oaks - along with brave runners - rescue him. They also manage to fight off the mercenary unit Null Node hired by Brackhaven to attempt to stop Mr. Corrigan from spilling what he knows to the acting DA. Brackhaven also locks down the city, desperately trying to hold onto power. But it is too little, too late. The truth of his actions comes out and Brackhaven is forced to resign. Arch-Conservative Deputy Governor Chuck King takes over. (Link to Welcome to the Breakdown)

Deckercon and the Beginning of the End of NeoNet

Deckcon worldwide takes place. It uses technology similar in what is found in Dante’s Inferno to connect convention centers around the world in a non-stop weekend long convention.

Emboldened by the seeming incoming collapse of the arch-conservative party, runners are hired by Tattered Blag Flags to destroy an Ares/KE matrix listening post (link to Broadcast/Signal/Frequency) and rescue TBF members conducting a raid on an oSin enrollment center in Seattle. (link to Midnight Hands)

An Ares demi-GOD is replaced with a Horizon body snatcher who changes his speech from one demanding a restricted matrix to one asking for a more open matrix in order to enhance its democratizing force. (link to Keynote) Kivanet also uses Deckercon to recruit a bunch of Technomancers. (link to Satellite)

Other Things

The run that made the mana storm: Wuxing hired runners to escort a team of geomancers to a power site in Glow City, where a pair of low force Firefly bug spirits were hiding out. Mana surge went towards and into the Tiger Mountain State Park. Link

Bugs in the Underground! Their Insect Shaman died, but there's still workers around, and another shaman or queen could move into the area. http://shadowhaven.info/Last_One_Out_Hit_The_Lights

Runs

NameDate
Shepard's Initiation 12 September 2078
Last One Out Hit The Lights2 September 2078
Circe's Initiation 17 September 2078
My Ears are Ringing With a Sound11 September 2078
Keep on Trucking23 September 2078
Ey, man23 September 2078
A Demo to Die For23 September 2078

October 2078: Prologue to War

With the oSIN enrollment center down, Anarchist Black Cross hire runners to destroy the remaining hard disk version of the database and let those who got tagged with oSINs back into Seattle. (link to Zero Visibility)

Politics in Seattle

With Acting District Attorney Dana Oaks’ investigation into the Arch-Conservative party heating up, protests grow in Seattle. (Link to A Beautiful Indifference) Prominent leaders of these protests emerge, channeling their guilt from their service in Null Node. However, leading these protests get contracts put on their heads from NullNode. Luckily, the runners hired help them escape. (Link To Them These Streets Belong)

Things heat up further when the arch-conservatives start cracking down on their staffers. They falsey capture and torture a staff who they suspect is working with Ms. Oaks. Runners are sent to rescue that staffer along with a staffer(link to From Heads Unworthy) who is actually acting as a witness (link to Wolves). With these shocking details revealed, the whole arch-conservative party is forced to resign with the exception of Industrial Commissioner Kotov. Tattered Black Flags, not satisfied with leaving things there, find dirt on Commissioner Kotov and force him to resign.

Commissioner of Public Works Natoko Munakata becomes Governor, urging the city to calm down for the coming elections.

Lead up to the Triad/Yakuza War

Runners nab a katana from Kakei Steve of the Shotozumi-gumi (https://www.reddit.com/r/ShadowHaven/comments/7594hj/probie_limited_edition_20171014_2000_utc/)

Runners went to San Francisco and retrieved a summoning focus trapped in a Gold Rush era ship underneath Chinatown, fending of blood spirits and Yakuza, while making a deal with a Triad http://www.shadowhaven.info/Gold,_Jade,_and_Bone

Other Things

A building set sail as a consequence of the earlier mana surge. Runners were hired by the corporate courts to turn it into rubble. They succeeded. Link

Some gangers who’s gang leader was corrupted by the use of blood magic got geeked in a plan by Aztech.http://shadowhaven.info/Ganger_baised

Several runners on an Island off the Coast of Vancouver Island get trapped and huntthem with mercs, but they ended up switching roles http://www.shadowhaven.info/The_Most_Dangerous_Game

Runs

NameDate
A Perfect Future: Public Service Announcement1 October 2078
Ganger baised2 October 2078
Crimson Impernanence7 October 2078
The Most Dangerous Game8 October 2078
TACO TRAIIIIIN!11 October 2078
Midtown - Give It Up11 October 2078
Better Off Dead13 October 2078
Rise Against - Zero Visibility14 October 2078

November 2078: Fire Storm

Seattle Politics

Horizon's data that's been giving them an edge in the election was stolen, but there's a lot of it.

Mana Storm in Seattle

An earlier run moved a leyline in Seattle, however, the mana in Seattle backlashes to restore the leyline to its original place.

Because of this, a newly awakened Metahuman gang has the magical resources to take on the Trog Killers. They then hire runners to take out the wounded at a Paladin Health and Medical Group clinic. (Link to the Great Die Off Part 1) Other runners rescue a surgeling captured by ShadowHaven runners in an extraction job for Wuxing. Yet another runner team rescues a surgeling from an MCT research facility. (Link to Victory) Lead up to the Triad/Yakuza War The daughter of a Shotozumi gumi boss fell in love with a Chinese man and they eloped. The son "Sojiro Sato" an adept was hunting them down but failed because of our heroic runners. The Shotozumi were shamed before other gumis. http://shadowhaven.info/All_You_Need_Is_Love

Frustrated Sojiro hired runners and ordered a hit against "Fatty" a Chinese-Japanese human who used to go by the name of Genji Yamamoto during his Yakuza days and has now defected to the 88s triads. The PCs successfully carry out the assassination without causing a full on syndicate war, but the runners also killed 5 88s goons and wrecked an illegal ware shop. The 88s will know something is trying to wage a shadow war.

http://shadowhaven.info/All_You_Need_Is_Kill

Japanocrop-Yama King Storyline

Shiawase organized Seattle fashion week, showing off their new line of ware in their term "augmented fashion future". Universal Omintech hired PCs to kidnap the host of the fashion week and a chief scientist Dr. Giulia Marie Bisonette, in an attempt to persuade her to join them (she's a French elf in Shiawase so not very happy). Shiawase's show gets ruined and they lose a valuable asset. Losing face in front of other 2 Japanocorps. Its possible that MCT or Renraku may have tipped off UO about the prototype ware Bisonette was working on. http://shadowhaven.info/The_Bleeding_Edge_of_Progress

Hideo Masamune is the last in the line of guardians to guard one of the cursed sword forged by Muramasa. The blade was on its way to Seattle when the ship was ambushed and stolen by a team of Renraku Red ninjas. The sword acts as a key to the realm of one of the Yama Kings. Renraku wanted to use the blade to siphon off enough magical energy and apply it to heir new prototype tech to do catapult them way ahead of the other two Japanocorps. The blade became unstable and so they took shelter in the now abandoned underground labs of ACHE and jury rigged some equipment to contain the energy from the blade, stabilizing it. The runners in an attempt to retrieve the blade, defeated the red ninjas but also opened a small rift and set free the demon tainted soul of Muramasa. The runners successfully banished the demon lord back to the Shadowlands and took the sword back to Masamune. http://shadowhaven.info/The_Demon_Blade

Displeased with the failure of the Red ninja and curious about the Haven. Renraku hired Haven runners to track down another artifact (they did not want to antagonize Haven yet by going after Muramasa for now), that is tied to the Yama King legends. Deep in the Himalayas outside Tibet border. The runners tracked down a cursed death mask, which traps the soul of a monk and a supposed demon in eternal conflict. The runners, through use of violence managed to retrieve the mask for Renraku, this making doomsday clock tick a little faster. What could ever go wrong… http://shadowhaven.info/Shangri-La

Other Events

An Ork is rescued from an Paladin Health and Medical Group operation to make BTLs more additive. (Link To The Rumours…)

The Ghoul Liberation League hired runners to kill a toxic blood mage mystic adept ghoul (the combination of all of those is due to the fact that he was spreading HMHVV). Adept powers were toxic, spells were blood; mostly things like blood blade and giger spit, using his own Infected blood. Link, Wiki Pending

Dwight Holt, hapless Explorer, lost his body again, this time to a biker gang known as Heck’s Saints (legally distinct from Hells Angels) that hacked his car and redirected it out to the middle of nowhere. Biker gang had some Markers with local wild bike spirits. Had. Link, Wiki Pending

Meistersingers hired runners to recover stolen kraken eggs from an underwater base in an inland lake to quieten a kraken mother. Base was not too much more than a lodge with Oxygenate bound to it. Success. Link, Wiki Pending

The war against the the bugs in the underground continue. http://shadowhaven.info/Last_One_Out_Hit_The_Lights_Part_2

A raid against a Aztech black site fails, allowing an Aztech research black site in the barrens involving unethical research into a radioactive mutagenic substance and fungi, is now fully operational.

http://shadowhaven.info/Corrupt_Findings

Runners battled pirates in Puget Sound, fighting a particularly nasty Ork pirate captain named Khrushchev, they ended up freeing a bunch of Changeling slaves, and Khrushchev blew up his ship and escaped.

Runs

NameDate
Yokai's Initiation 38 November 2078
Good Luck Lazlo11 November 2078
All You Need Is Love17 November 2078
Corrupt Findings17 November 2078
Backup18 November 2078
Dude, Where's My Corpse Part 218 November 2078
Fury Road23 November 2078
All You Need Is Kill24 November 2078
Last One Out Hit The Lights Part 225 November 2078
Rabbit's Initiation 125 November 2078
The Bleeding Edge of Progress25 November 2078
Philosophy of Abduction27 November 2078

December 2078: Blood Soaked Snow

Marriage Troubles

Following the chaos of the previous year, December begins with some old fashioned corporate intrigue as Michelle Serrano, and James Turing plot the murder of Dr. Walter Serrano, CEO of Serrano Petrochemicals. The runners, Ashe, Maddox, Memnoch, and T-Bone, succeed in their task, but are quickly faced with the consequences of helping greed, over doing what was right as the workers of Serrano Petrochemicals lose their healthcare, and their children’s education.

Bloody Business

The Runners go off into the deep end. First,”A’, Memnoch, Vulcan, and Weaver, help an Investigator Anothony Mercer, to capture the serial kill Joe Hess. Joe Hess had made a partnership with the Blood Revenant of Daria Antunez de Prieto. Using Joe’s victims to perform her experiments into blood magic, this duo drove terror into the heart of the Redmond Barrens. When the runners finally caught up with them, they were forced to face their fears through illusion magic, but they overcame the obstacle. Having defeated the Revenant in its own metaplanar temple, Joe Hess is left to deal with the consequences of his murders.

Risky Politics

However, they fall further into corporate intrigue as Booker, Peacemaker, and Scooter accept a run from Ares to annihilate a base of Firewatch operatives on Blake Island. Ironic, that nothing is left but ashes when they finished.

Some of the ShadowHaven runners go further into the shadows as Booker, kilbo, and Mister Sarcarian accept a job from Humanis(A political group focused around racism against metahumans) to perform property damage, which they blame a local Ork/Troll rights group.

This trend continues as Booker, Captain Freeball, Memnoch, and Weaver are sent on a run to track down Brad Jackson and Christina Rice, daughter of a corp executive. Finding that Brad had sold Christina to the Vory, they make sure that he is arrested by the authorities, while also rescuing Christina and returning her to her father.

April Serrano, daughter of the previously murdered Walter Serrano, hires Memnoch, Moose, and Peacemaker, to steal information that would convict Michelle Seranno and James Turing. She is almost killed in the job, but the runners succeed and the killers are put on trial.

War In Seattle

Following the events in All You Need Is Kill(hyperlink), the 88s want revenge for Fatty’s death. So, in calling back to All You Need Is Love, they murdered poor Jackie Ma, and Maggie Sato, and presented Maggie’s head as a declaration of war to the Shotozumi-gumi by hiring Bones, Candle, and Kitten to leave the package in her brother’s office.

With war declared, the plotline continues in Philosophy of Ceremonies, as a retired boss of the Shotozumi-gumi hires Peacemaker, Lamm, and Maddox to keep 88 assassins from ruining one of his daughter’s weddings. Needless to say, the wedding goes off without a hitch, and everyone lives happily ever after. Except those three Triad assassins.

However, being shadowrunners and playing both sides, the next step in the war has Booker, Maddox, Nero, and Ray assassinating Miyoshi Senjuro of the Shotozumi-gumi in his own food processing plant, and then using his corpse to contaminate the food goods, causing several restaurants to be temporarily closed down.

The war closes out in December with Exitus and Snake Eye’s rigging one of the Yakuza’s casinos to win for the House. Following the Johnson’s wishes, they fake a digital signature of the 88s, only putting fuel on the fire.

Oh The Humanis

The Year closes out as the runners accept two jobs from the Humanis Policlub.

The first, is a job to assassinate a rival Humanis leader. The runners are successful, but the Policlub once again blames it on methumans. Tensions are rising.

The last job, just before Christmas, is when a Humanis member learned that a bar nearby her neighborhood has a Merrow(think Mermaid, but more fishy)  entertainer. She hires the runners to exterminate the Awakened, saying that it is feral and should be put down. The runners instead decided to protect the performer, and even negotiate her a better working contract, all while fighting off other assassins. The Year closes out on a redemptive note.

Runs

NameDate
Dawn1 December 2078
The Demon Blade1 December 2078
The Hunter and the Hunted3 December 2078
Faulty Honor7 December 2078
Mindhunter8 December 2078
Philosophy of Ballistics9 December 2078
Directing the fury10 December 2078
Doggo Run10 December 2078
Gone Girl11 December 2078
Sets Go Up13 December 2078
Yule Be Sorry13 December 2078
Ace Horizon13 December 2078
Nora Inu Initiation Run I13 December 2078
Best Served Cold14 December 2078
For Your Eyes Only15 December 2078
Seattle's Greatest Swordsman16 December 2078
Pyro17 December 2078
Yokai's Initiation 421 December 2078
Philosophy of ceremonies22 December 2078
Devil's Bargain23 December 2078
Deck The Halls24 December 2078
Merrow Christmas25 December 2078
Speed's The Game29 December 2078
Dark Horse30 December 2078

January 2079: Forgotten and Explosive

Update On The Warfront!

Kicking the new year off with a bang, we start with Aden Grogali, formerly of the MET2K. Coming to Seattle after being dishonorably discharged, he begins a plot to bring the Italian Mafia into the Shotozumi-gumi and 88s Gang War. He kidnaps Spider Kage’s son, threatening to kill him if the Yakuza do not attack the Mafia.

Instead, the Yakuza hire our runners, Marion, Rabbit, Rook, and Snake Eyes, to rescue the hostage. But the run goes south, Spider Kage’s son is killed, and the runners receive a black mark on their record.

In another part of Seattle, the runners of The Pain, Disorder, a Cataclysmic Dawn, gave a bomb to the Octagon Triads. Wanting in on the Yakuza-Triad war, the Octagon plan on blowing up the Tattered Black Flag triads while framing the Yakuza, in the hopes that all of the Triads in Seattle, as well as Knight Errant,  join in and eliminate the Shotozumi-gumi. The runners work with the Yakuza to disable the bomb. Lives are saved, but the run is failed, and the Octagon are not happy.

But then, the startling happens! The Shotozuni-gumi want to hire the runners, Liquid, Peacemaker, and Y3, as security for upcoming peace talks! However, it is all a ploy as the runners’ real job is to kidnap one of the Octagon’s mages during the meeting. Which they succeed at, pleasing the Shotozumi-gumi, and annoying the Octagon.

The Forgetting Cobra

The runner named Cobra has amnesia. However, fellow runner Ashe, has been helping her to reclaim her past.

While in her noodle shop, Noodle’s Noodles, Cobra has flashbacks to a battlefield, where she and her unit are under fire from a sniper. Ashe arrives on the tail end, and shows Cobra a memorial MeFeed for a sensei from one of her previous flashbacks. Ashe also tells her that she used to work for Raven Security Ltd. This triggers more memories for Cobra, and also helps her to remember Julian Lynch, a former lover. Ashe does a quick search and discovers that Julian died ten months ago. This triggers the final flashback, as Cobra remembers being dragged from the battlefield, and Julian’s body.

A few days later, Cobra invites Ashe to Toronto, her hometown, in a hope to reclaim more of her memories. This instead causes Cobra to interact with her mentor spirit during the flight. She reclaims most of her memories after the discussion, and instead spends the trip making new ones with Ashe.

Runs

NameDate
An Auspicious Change1 January 2079
Which Witch Wishes Witches Well (Part 2)8 January 2079
Headhunting9 January 2079
Food Fight9 January 2079
...But Our Ties Have Been Erased10 January 2079
Fire Water Burn10 January 2079
We Trusted but Something Has Gone Wrong13 January 2079
Time to Make a Mess14 January 2079
Pushing the Needle15 January 2079
Trailer Park Boys15 January 2079
Tears of Sand15 January 2079
SAVE THE MEMES17 January 2079
Cobra: Uncoiling the Mind Part 218 January 2079
Boardroom Bloodbath20 January 2079
Cobra: Uncoiling the Mind Part 322 January 2079
Time for Talking22 January 2079
Snake Eye's Inititation Run 128 January 2079
Financial Troubles31 January 2079

February 2079: Forgotten but Digital

Little Trouble with Big Renraku

Riley Martinez is a Renraku employee, who is one of the blessed few to witness the birth of an AI. However, due to her documented paranoia about surveillance, she has left Renraku to build a nursery for her “future children”. Renraku wants this data back, and so they some Yakuza to retrieve her.

Unfortunately, Kyle Bradmine, an Ares employee, gets wind of the retrieval and hires John, the Hurricane, and Y3, to intercept Riley first.

The runners managed to find out where Riley was hiding out, just in time to intercept the Yakuza who were also pursuing her. They managed to retrieve the data and destroy all but one copy, which Kyle has them videotape flushing down the toilet, before sending the video to Renraku. Riley is left to be retrieved by the megacorp.

However, a little while later, Renraku has taken Riley’s former team, and put them on the chopping block, while also sending runners to search the sewers for the lost chip. One of Riley’s former coworkers, Ryujin Gen, hires Booker, Brick, John, and Shepard, to find the data first. Unfortunately, Ryujin knows very little about the actual situation other than Riley was retrieved, and was supposed to have the data on her.

Luckily, John, having been involved with the previous run, knows more about the situation. They manage to defeat the Renraku runners, as well as “The Beast” that was living in the sewers, and retrieve the data chip. Ryujin returns the chip to Renraku, and saves his team from being fired.

Forgetting Cobra, Part 2

Cobra is at it again. Enlisting help from Ashe and Maddox, she tracks down her last surviving coworker. Upon meeting him, he blames her for him being in the Bellevue mental hospital, which triggers her final flashback. She realizes that she did indeed put him in the hospital, as she had been in the middle of SURGEing, and in a temporary lapse, had thrown him out a window. With all of her memories restored, she knows who she is, and has resolved to fixing some of the previous wrongs.

Runs

NameDate
Dragon Dance2 February 2079
The Agus download5 February 2079
Fashion Faux Pas5 February 2079
It's The Principle Of The Matter10 February 2079
Candle's Initiation 112 February 2079
Beating Heart13 February 2079
Hurricane vs Nightshade15 February 2079
Literal Drek17 February 2079
Cobra: Uncoiling the Mind Part 419 February 2079
What You Can Catch In The Net22 February 2079
Doctor Alcome28 February 2079

March 2079: Of Dragons and Pests

Crouching Runners, Paying Dragon

The Church of the Dragon has learned of an expedition to uncover a crescent staff that might hold information about the 4th World. They discover the head of the expedition, Dr. Engles, is being wined and dined by the Red Dragons Triad. Posing as one of the prostitutes, the runners manage to steal the doctor’s comm, which they then use to infiltrate a storage facility and steal the staff. They get into a fight with the Triad guards afterwards, but they escape, and hand the staff over to the Church.

Pest Control

Kyle Bradmine is tired of the Bug Spirits in Ares. They keep posturing to him, and all he’s ever done is be helpful and playful towards them. So rude. Anyways, he’s hired Firebug, the Hurricane, John, and Kris to set a trap for some of the higher ranking possessed individuals. Thanks to the intel that Kyle provided, the runners finish the job without a hitch and are in and out before too much trouble.

Fischer tags in for John, as the plan moves to its next phase. They sneak back into the Ares building, and plant more traps. As a result, when everything hits the fan, more than just the top exec Bug Spirits are killed off. The Wasp Hive now knows not to screw with Kyle Bradmine.

This however seems to have an unintended side effect. The Wasp Hive is relying on their resident Bug Shaman, Matthew Garneau. Aztechnology, who has been investigating the hive, impersonates an Evo Johnson, and hires A, Cobra, Dapper, and T-Bone, to capture the Bug Shaman.

Matthew had made contact with a fellow street mage named Lela Canales. Lela has contacted Marcelo Rojas, a member of the local gang Bot’Kham(Sons of Kham), to act as security for her. The runners are supposed to meet up with them in the Ork Underground, but when they arrive, Marcelo is dead, and Lela has been taken by Bug-possessed mercenaries.

With a little magic, the runners manage to track her down, and they fight the Bug Shaman, and subdue him. Aztechnology gets their bug shaman, and the Bot’Kham get their revenge fro Marcelo’s death.

Runs

NameDate
The Caravan1 March 2079
Vermintide1 March 2079
Year of the Dragon3 March 2079
Wilt Thou Lift Up Olympus6 March 2079
Lonestar Data Steal11 March 2079
No Rose Without a Thorn11 March 2079
Returned Twofold15 March 2079
Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny Is Dead!15 March 2079
Mind the Bump16 March 2079
Smother The Flames16 March 2079
Crash Course17 March 2079
Storks in Snohomish18 March 2079
On Silent Wings23 March 2079

April 2079: Dance Under the Burning Flags

Dirty In The Kitchen

When a Tir Prince wants his favorite chef to cater his daughter. Ms. wedding, what does he do when he finds the chef is being held hostage by Yellow Lotus Triads? He hires =SUM, Mr. Irons, Siren, Vicar, and Witchblade to extract the man and his family.

Everything seems to be going well, as the team does an excellent job of reconnaissance for the job. Unfortunately, there is a breakdown in communication between Witchblade and the rest of the team, which ends up leaving them a runner and a vehicle short. Being forced to give up the job, the team gives the fruits of their labor to the Johnson, making it easier for the next team.

Black Flag Politics

Upset with Horizon having their own gubernatorial candidate in the Technocratic Party, Aztechnology hires Ashe, Belladonna, Dokkaebi, and Frau Reiher to do something about it.

The run seems to be going good at first, as the team realizes that Knight Errant and Horizon are working close together for security. They get their shot lined up and - miss. Well, more, they would have hit if some bodyguard hadn’t jumped in the way.

So the team tries again. They find out the politician is having dinner at the Space Needle, and so they send Belladonna in undercover. She pulls the candidate away from the crowd, literally takes one for the team, and is then carted away by an ambulance, a job well done.

Smokin’ Hijinks

The Eco-Terrorists of TerraFirma! want to tag an MCT Factory. However, the members they sent in all got killed. So instead, they hire Crownless, Paragon, Plumo, and Ranger to do it for them.

The runners organize a plan to disable the factory’s power supply, which would let them sneak in. This goes off explosively, as they enter the facility, and start killing guards. They tag the smokestack, and then move on to the administrative building.

There, they coerce the scientists into giving up access codes, which they then hand over to the ecoterrorists. Another run gone well.

Party of the Month

April ends with a quiet bang as Molly Carney, local rich kid, hires the runners Paz, Peacemaker, and Vydra to be extra security for her party. They bribe security to look the other way, and keep out the drug dealers, letting the party go without a hitch into the month of May.

Runs

NameDate
Lend me a Hand2 April 2079
Compliments to the Chef6 April 2079
Rabbit's Initiation 216 April 2079
Intro-Chamber the Cartridge18 April 2079
22 April 2079
Flobots - Journey After (War Fatigues)(Part 1)20 April 2079
Flobots - Journey After (War Fatigues)(Part 2)20 April 2079
Flobots - Stand Up21 April 2079
Rise Against - The Eco-Terrorist In Me22 April 2079
Witchblade's Initiation 122 April 2079
These Narcissists Forget to do their Exercise...25 April 2079
Strategic war games don't call 'em human beings25 April 2079
When both sides are vocalized the crowd spits the dopest lines25 April 2079
Ke$ha - TiK ToK28 April 2079

May 2079: Enduring Horizon

Event, Horizon’s

Mr. William, aka Base, of Horizon is a very youthful and energetic individual. Too youthful and energetic, apparently.

Mr. Delgado of Horizon hires Maddox, Peacemaker, and Plumo for one simple task: Capturing Mr. William, and bringing them to him. Alive, but preferably intact.

The team starts out by reconnoitering the warehouse that Base and his friends from Enduring Resistance are hiding in. They note down their routines, and then try to catch him while he’s out in a van. Unfortunately, that goes bad, and the team has to regroup.

The next go round, they opt for a stealthier approach and gas everyone inside the warehouse. It almost works, except the guards outside notice all of the health monitors going off. Everyone fights free with their prize, and make it back to the Johnson. An hour later, and they’re returning Base to his home and buddies.

May Day Parade

Enduring Resistance wants to make some noise at the upcoming parade. And so, they hire Fischer, Paladin, Paz, and Witchblade to sneak in a massive sound system. They do so by posing as an HVAC repair crew, and install the sound system into the Glass Door Building Management company building. It almost goes belly up when they lift in the system by blimp, but thankfully they’re able to pass it off as innovative, and finish the run.

Following May Day, a team of Enduring Resistance runners, that includes the aforementioned “Base”, were attempting to tag the top of the local Ares building. However, much to the horror of his teammates, Base jumps, and commits suicide.

The Ms. Johnson hires Fischer, Marionnette, Mirage, and Spectre to retrieve Base’s body, and his cyberdeck. There is also a bonus for any information that leads to whoever murdered Base, as the Enduring Resistance does not believe it was voluntary suicide.

The team manages to track their way to Mr. Delgado of Horizon, and he informs them that Base was a sleeper agent, who was sent to demoralize Enduring Resistance, and that then they were planning on returning his cyberdeck anyway, as it was infected with a complex virus. They hoof it to retrieve his body befre it is incinerated, and then pass it, the cyberdeck, and the info back to Enduring Resistance.

Runs

NameDate
Flobots - Mayday1 May 2079
Contagion1 May 2079
Midnight1 May 2079
Flobots - Journey After (War Fatigues)(Part 3)7 May 2079
Break, Them, Down7 May 2079
Our Sound Waves Run Your City Like Parkour8 May 2079
Cobra: Uncoiling the Mind Part 18 May 2079
Yokai's Initiation 18 May 2079
Yokai's Initiation 28 May 2079
Flobots - Failure Games19 May 2079
Thomas the Dank Engine22 May 2079

June 2079: Enduring June

Enduring Resistance is back again. This time they need Bacchus, Dandy, Ranger, and Skid, to extract the technomancer Louis “Terro” Harper, so they can use him to influence the upcoming elections. However, Louis is mysteriously sick, and is currently under the care of DocWagon. They manage to pull it off by having Ranger pose as a nurse and providing top notch Matrix support.

Runs

NameDate
After Midnight1 June 2079
Rise Against - Architects12 June 2079
Rise Against - Mourning in (Seattle) (Part 1)16 June 2079
Rise Against - Mourning in (Seattle) (Part 2)17 June 2079
Portugal, The Man28 June 2079
Verses The Mooney Suzuki – Shake That Bush Again28 June 2079

July 2079: A Hurricane of Bugs

Rock You Like A Hurricane

Horizon wants to make sure that two of its money making BTL producers aren’t captured by the Big Rock Pirates, and Ms. Miranda Wolfe has hired Crosley, Paz, Rabbit, and Skid for the high pressure extraction. The best part? Rock concert in a hurricane!

Horizon is nice enough to pay for transportation to and from Miami with a Federated-Boeing PBY-70 “Catalina II”, an amphibious fixed-wing aircraft, which allows the team to arrive while the incoming hurricane is still out to sea, and the pirates are just arriving in big boats with lots of guns! Everyone quickly takes their positions and uses a sniper rifle to disable the boats. The pirates are quickly left adrift at sea, while the runners scare off the crowd, and nab the BTL producers. Horizon gets to protect their cash cows, and the runners get some sweet sweet nuyen!

Swish Swish, Part 1

A Johnson from a local PR firm is suspicious about how one of their clients, basketball player Donald Mullen, suddenly upped and left for Aztechnology. So, he hires Boombox, Knox, Marionette, NeoWolf, Voxel, and Witchblade, to break into the Aztechnology Arcology, and see if that is true or not.

The Run goes off better than expected, as Boombox is able to snag the files way ahead of schedule, and the team gets out without being noticed, except by a couple of Watcher Spirits, who Witchblade dispatches with their signature-but-not-yet-named,  Anime Slash. Now to find out what juicy secrets are in these files.

Runnin’ From The Hive

Sergeant First Class Salvador Mullins, formerly of Ares Firewatch, is still fighting the good fight against the bug spirits that are taking over Ares. But, one of his fellow soldiers, Staff Sergeant Natalia Kelly has been taken prisoner and now he’s hiring Cobra, Dandy, Rabbit, and Yokai to rescue her before a team of enemy runners kill her.

Thankfully, Yokai is quick on the draw and locates the sergeant via astral, well before the other team of runners, while enroute to the Puyallup ash desert.

The enemy team tried to get KE to do their dirty work for them by issuing a warrant on Yokai, but the plans didn’t work out. Our runners extracted the targets, and then turn their sights back on the enemy. They completely incapacitated the enemy runners, and, to add insult to injury, made sure it was as publicly known as possible, before using mind magic to find out who the other Johnson was. And so, the plot thickens!

Runs

NameDate
Against All Authority – Silence Is Golden But Duct Tape Is Silver5 July 2079
Flobots - Journey After (War Fatigues)(Part 4)7 July 2079
The Kinks - Strangers8 July 2079
Trip D and Clean10 July 2079
Steriogram - Walkie Talkie Man15 July 2079
Katy Perry – Swish Swish (Part 1)17 July 2079
More Cowbell25 July 2079
Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter28 July 2079
The Cab - Angel With A Shotgun29 July 2079

August 2079: Summer Slamapoolaza

Swish Swish, Part 2

As it turns out, Donald Mullen was blackmailed into playing for Aztechnology. And so, the Johnson decides to play fifth-wheel with Brieagon, Carbon, Crosley, and Mirage. But Crosley’s mentor spirit, the Oracle, warns that there might be more to this run than what appears.

The runners decide the best plan is to crash the Aztechnology Public Relations stun that was being held at the Seattle Convention Center. Full chaos is achieved as grenades go off and knock the power, illusions of Aztec ghosts terrorize the crowd, and a basketball player disappears from the scene, being handed over to the Johnson.

Summer Slamapoolaza!

The Augmented Wrestling Entertainment(A.W.E.) plans on being the future of pro-wrestling. The big difference? Everything is real. The tradeoff is that the wrestlers wear special armor that allows them to survive the injuries, while also playing special sound effects for the crowd’s enjoyment.

The current reigning champion, Macho Monster, has no doubt in his skill to win matches. Every fight to date has been clean after all. But an up-and-comer, El Superbeasto, has won the hearts of the crowd it seems, and is even being predicted as the next champion. And so, Macho is making sure that when the fight happens, Superbeasto loses. With the help of Kostchtchie and Ranger, of course.

The runners start out with trying to find dirty secrets from Superbeasto’s past. At first, there isn’t much, but they find a medal from a Sangre tournament in Aztlan.  Sangre tournaments are very bloody, and always end in death. If Superbeasto really is a tournament winner, then he’s a killer.

And so, the runners decide to take up the matter with Jeremy Clark, Superbeasto’s manager. Upon interrogation, it turns out that it was all true. But, Jeremy managed to send a cry for help to the Troll Wrestler. Superbeasto adds further fuel to the fire by confessing to the crimes, but also that he’s been a changed man ever since he met the mentor spirit Bear. He defeats Kostchtchie in single combat, but loses to Ranger as she threatens to put the confession out on the Matrix if he touches her.

After agreeing to pay Ranger’s price of extortion, and agreeing to Kostchtchie that he’ll donate his winnings to the Ork Underground if they don’t release the video, El Superbeasto gets his fair fight with Macho Monster. Unfortunately for Macho, the new tiger wins the fight, and keeps his promise to continue supporting the Ork Underground.

Runs

NameDate
Katy Perry - Swish Swish (Part 2)11 August 2079
Summer Slammed13 August 2079

September 2079: (Insert Subtitle)

Community Service

Tusk Pride, an orks’ rights group, wants the Matrix in the Ork Underground(a literal underground tent city beneath Seattle) to be upgraded. To that end, they hire Knox, Light Marster, and Samuro, to install a series of Matrix nodes.

Knox uses the opportunity to meet Crazy Hassim, via Samuro, and improve his gear. After that, the run goes smoothly until the crew meets some devil rats, some thugs who wanted the devil rats for dinner, and then another group of devil rats. They’re forced to collapse a tunnel on the second group of Awakened critters, which forces them to take the long way round, but thankfully they finish the job without too much additional trouble.

Green Hell

A toxic mage has stolen orichalcum from one of Lowfyr’s vaults, plutonium from Fort Lewis, and then created a storm powered by ritual magic to feed him even more radiation drawn from Glow City, an irradiated zone in Seattle. The nefarious plot? He plans on making a magically powered nuke!

And so, Carbon, Count Radio, Mochizuki, and TwoPly, are hired by Hans Brackhaus to steal the McGuffin! The storm proves to be a major obstacle, but TwoPly manages to get everyone to the plastic jungles in the eye of the storm. They found a scene of pure horror as a village had been slaughtered, and their remains scattered all over and being used as homes for Awakened insects. The runners were forced to fight a variety of creatures being controlled by an Abomination, as Mochizuki abandoned them to their fates. Afterwards, they met up with fellow runner Rabbit, as well as Nanuk, a survivor from the village who was no longer quite sane.

The team moves forward to a swampy lake, where they unfortunately lose Nanuk to an ambush from owls and squirrels that have been corrupted by the ambient toxic magic. But they also manage to come face to face with the Abomination that has been making their lives miserable, and slay the foul beast.

Then, they make it to the toxic mage’s lodge at the heart of the storm. Fighting off the mage, a nuclear spirit, and a sludge spirit, the runners overcome the enemy, and snag the orichalcum before leaving. With the mage dead, and no more orichalcum, the storm begins to dissipate, and the UCAS and the dragon Falanyr get to reclaim the stolen plutonium!

Runs

NameDate
Don't Copy That Floppy9 September 2079
Bring Da Ruckus11 September 2079
Anime Crime Division (Part 1)13 September 2079
Gone Girl 2: Gone Off The Deep End14 September 2079
Green Hell21 September 2079
I swear you've never seen anything quite like it. You want it bad but you just don't know it yet30 September 2079

October 2079: KRIME MONTH!!!

Krime does pay. And the corp starts out by hiring Rambozo the Clown and Scrabbles to break into Shiawase and steal a marketing algorithm targeted towards Ork consumers. They sneak in as fake Shiawase employees performing a work order, and snag the paydata without a hitch. Originally, they had planned on blowing up the plumbing system to escape, but instead decided to sneak out with a leaving calisthenics group.

The next job, Krime doesn’t like the embargo that the Yakuza in Tacoma have put on their products. So they hired Fischer, Knox, and Paladin to… “talk” things over with them.

The run starts with the crew getting a handle on the situation. What they find out is that every time a shipment is organized, the dock security, Nightrunner Security, pinpoints the shipment, and then reports it to Knight Errant.

And so, Fischer hacks the Nightrunner security, and after convincing his teammates of its usefulness, he tricks a Federated-Boeing shipment to run through a KE patrol, saying that it was actually a go-ganger raid. With the cops distracted, and everyone being made to look bad, Krime is able to get its shipment past the blockade and onward to victory!

On the Third Day of Krime Week, Krime hires Dandy, Knox, and Rabbit to escort a three-Troll punk rock band to the top of the Space Needle where they will play a set, and then escort them back to safety. The team sneaks in after hours, and only has to knock out a pair of guards, before the band starts getting set up. They manage to play four sets that were broadcast by a KSAF news chopper and a live stream, before everyone has to parachute off of the Space Needle. Hitching a ride in Dandy’s pickup truck, everyone makes the escape to the Ork Underground, null sheen.

For the fourth run, Krime pays for Cyber Knight, Paladin, and Ranger, to extract a Horizon decker, so one of their own can impersonate him, and keep Horizon from interfering with their plans to sabotage a series of blimps so they play Krime advertisements. Perhaps the easiest of the runs, as the guards gave up when they realized their tasers weren’t hurting Cyber Knight at all.

Krime Week turns into Krime month, as on October 30th, Old Man Krime himself hires some runners to be security for a party he’s throwing. Everything is going smoothly as some people get hurt from too much partying and first aid is arranged, until the runners catch wind of an impending gang raid. They decide to be proactive, and hit the gangers first, but it turns out that Ares is hiring the gangers. They wait for the megacorp to leave, before hitting them with NarcoJet.

Runs

NameDate
I got some contacts that help me and you do not. It is a friend of a friend of a friend I got2 October 2079
If you'll excuse me there's somewhere I have to be where the whole fucking city can see me3 October 2079
Yeah, yeah, yeah It's Friday night and I'm everywhere. And pretty soon they will stop and stare when I am out there6 October 2079
There is this party where I will be raising hell24 October 2079

November 2079: NeoNet's Streetlight Manifesto

A mysterious Aztlaner hires Marionette, Never, and Nora Inu to tie up some loose ends in the form of some ex-NeoNET employees. He had hired them to try and be shadowrunners, but they got caught instead. Turned out one of them was a mole for KE. The runners get the job done by using illusion magic to drive the whole convoy off the cliff. The guards survived, but the targets didn’t have a chance. After that, Marionette found the mole in a safehouse, knocked out the guards, and took care of the last loose end.

The next Johnson is representing people who know of a woman doing research into CFD. The team’s task is to retrieve the paydata. Thanks to Knox’s smooth talking, the others don’t have to bail him out, and the Johnson gets their data.

Holly Jones, ex-NeoNET employee now turned SINless, wins the Taco Temple monopoly, and hires Nora Inu, Rabbit, Voxel, and Yokai to assassinate an EVO Johnson who is targeting her fellow ex-NeoNET SINless. They start out by interrogating a runner that the SINless had managed to capture. They follow the breadcrumbs back to an EVO exec, where he leaves his shower, only to lose his head.

The last run, Blackstar has learned that UCAS and the megacorps are taking advantage of the NeoNET SINless, by offering them new SINs that they cannot provide. So, they want Carbon, and Tupelo Mississippi to hit up the Department of Health and Human Services for proof.

Tupelo and Carbon sneak into the department building and collect the evidence, but decide it isn’t enough. So, they pay the director a visit at home. A punch to the face and one recording alter, they have the proof they need, and the run is done.

Runs

NameDate
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Went Numb10 November 2079
Set Your Goals - The Few That Remain10 November 2079
Fruit of the Moneytree13 November 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - Watch It Crash (Part 1)15 November 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - The Three of Us (Part 3)16 November 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - Watch It Crash (Part 2)17 November 2079
19 November 2079
That Handsome Devil - Pills for Everything26 November 2079

December 2079: (Insert Subtitle)

KRIME PAYS!

This run is pretty simple: Ares Macrotechnologies is trying to win a contract in outfitting Emerald City Security, and Old Man Krime wants it instead.

So he hires Carbon, Paladin, and Nora Inu to stop an arms deal and ruin the salesman’s pitch to ECS.

Turns out to be a lot easier than they thought. Setting up shop in the apartment across the way, they use listening devices to eavesdrop on his phone calls. As it happens, he’s been dealing to the black market! For shame, Mr. Corp. So, one breaking and entering later, not only does the team get him to agree to tanking the deal, but they have some free samples of their own, and a business card in case they ever want to work with him.

Tis The Season For Orks

Some people are tired of hearing the usual Christmas music? Black Star has you covered!

This Christmas season, a representative of the Neo-Anarchist organization hires Artemis, Black Rose, Crosley, and Frag Face to replace it with some up-and-coming Ork Christmas music at the Johnson’s Kongmart.

The team is smooth and efficient as they break in via the lobby, locate the sound booth, switch out the music choices, and sneak back out while even taking the time to put the maglock together. All without even encountering the guards. It’s a beautiful Christmas miracle!

Another Manifesto

It turns out that one of the ex-NeoNET is selling out the others, and the Johnson wants Dandy, Frag Face, Paladin, and Ranger to take care of the problem.

Using the NeoNET P2.1 system they were given access to, they quickly find the snitch living in a low cost Bellevue apartment. They sneak in while he’s gone, and then ambushed him when he got him. They extracted him back to the Johnson, where she left his fate in their hands. They swiftly executed him, and then informed the Johnson about a KE taskforce dedicated to targeting the Ex-NeoNET SINless.

In the next run for the NeoNET dispossessed, a new crew of Haven runners are hired to protect Kelly Robbins, one of their own who is being targeted by Evo, for trying to prove the megacorp’s guilt in the Boston Lockdown.

After learning his story, they decide the best route would be to hook him up with Horizon, which they can do through some of Providence’s connections with the media giant.

However, trouble strikes when the enemy runners show up. Thankfully, Rabbit and Yokai are able to dissuade them from trying to kill Kelly, by incapacitating their sniper, and intimidating them. After that, it was just a matter of handing Kelly off to Horizon and calling it a day.

Runs

NameDate
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic8 December 2079
From All The Stuff I Heard It'll Be An Easy Sell8 December 2079
Fuck the Radio8 December 2079
If You Have Got Some Requests8 December 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - The Three of Us (Part 1)8 December 2079
Execute the Executor9 December 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - 9mm And A Three Piece Suit16 December 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - The Three of Us (Part 2)16 December 2079
A Place For You No Place For Me28 December 2079

January 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

Faulty Primer

The New Year kicks off with a bang, as the Vory want to pull one over on the Yakuza. They decided that a shipment of guns being sold to the ex-NeoNET SINless, should be sabotaged. They’d be reprogrammed to work on-site during testing and sale, but afterwards, wouldn’t work at all when the SINless tried to raid an EVO building.

Luna makes contact with her own gang, the Ancients(a massive Elven go-gang; a la Hell’s Angels MC) to make sure that it’s okay for her to take the job. They fill her in on pretty much most of the details, including the purpose of the job. With the blessing of her family, the team goes to meet the Vory, who pretty much give them the same story, but are also holding something back.

Thanks to the info from the Ancients, the team knows where to go. They have some difficulty in getting there as they have to cross the I-5, which is territory claimed by the Spikes, another go-gang, but they manage to infiltrate with no major issues. They manage to nonlethally disable the guards, and steal some paydata to cover up the, switching out the good guns, with the Vory guns.

Get Gone, Girl

The Johnson for this one is a Yakuza with a troubling dilemma: his daughter and a cybered up Street Sam named Vanguard, have made it onto the Kenran-Kai’s naughty list and have a hit on their heads. Cyber Knight, Nora Inu, and the Traveller are being paid to extract her before that happens.

Thankfully, they’re not that hard to find, but unfortunately, Cyber Knight and Vanguard decide to have a sizing match. This gets interrupted when the group spots the Yakuza hit squad, and quickly eliminate them, and fake the daughter’s death so the gang stops hunting her. The mission ends with Cyber Knight showing Vanguard who’s boss.

Runs

NameDate
Streetlight Manifesto - Point Counterpoint (Part 1)24 January 2080
Motion City Soundtrack - Time Turned Fragile26 January 2080
Frank Turner - Four Simple Words27 January 2080
Big D And The Kids Table - Doped Up Dollies on a One Way Ticket to Blood29 January 2080

February 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

Dirty Deeds

Dr. Bell wants his freedom. Katherine Curran wants the AI that Dr. Bell has created. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right?

Either way, the job pays. And so, Dandy, Fylgja, and Nodi, make their way to the Kishi Analytics Campus. Retrieving Dr. Bell himself was a walk in the breeze, at least until his assistant set off the alarm. But they managed to get him out, and drop him off at an Applebees for a fresh meal of freedom, before going to a secondary location to retrieve the AI, which he also considers his daughter(question mark?). Afterwards, everyone meets up with Katherine, and the last the runners see of Dr. Bell is him riding off in her limousine. Sadly, his death is reported across the news a few days later, and no one knows if it was real or faked.

Thunderstruck

The Johnson for this run wants Carbon, Frag Face, Nora Inu, and Rabbit to hit a Bug-infested Ares facility to steal a sample of a prototype stealth plane’s outer coating. Pulling out all the stops, the runners are even scheduled an appointment at an Aztechnology facility for some upgrades.

After receiving their new toys, the team inserts via HALO(High Altitude, Low Opening) and make their way through the facility, eliminating guards and planting bombs. They discover that the new stealth coating is actually organic in nature, a product of flesh-form conversion. They find an ork engineer named “Waspkeeper”, who is willing to help the team in return for escape from Ares. With the engineer’s help, they also manage to steal a ton of data on the project, but are unfortunately spotted by a guard who triggers the alarms. On their way out, they ignite the underground gas tanks, which start to burn down the facility.

Shoot To Thrill

A camp of ex-NeoNETs are under siege by the 405 Crushers, so they hire Carbon, Crosley, and Mirage to kidnap an EVO exec in the hopes it’ll relieve some of the pressure. The team ambushes Ivanna Zelski(the target) at one of the clinics she frequents Using explosions as distractions, they kill all four of her bodyguards, before finally extracting her. With the help of one of Mirage’s contacts, the team hides while the heat dies down, before meeting the Johnson for their payment.

Runs

NameDate
Job Posting: 68109893CF4 February 2080
ShadowHaven Post 41203164FF6 February 2080
AC/DC - Thunderstruck9 February 2080
Hot Action Cop - Doom Boom12 February 2080
Whispers In The Dark17 February 2080
Max Coveri - Running in the 90s23 February 2080
They Might Be Giants – You’re On Fire26 February 2080

March 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

The Ides of March

March begins with the team being hired by a Johnson who wants to keep his home. Turns out that Hard Corp, a dwarf-only corp, have recently become the landlords of some orks, and have decided to evict all of them.

The team pulls off the job by attacking one of the eviction teams, and then negotiating with them to leave the orks alone. However, the runners also decided that the team would be held hostage, forcing Hard Corp itself to the negotiating table with a hostage negotiator. After negotiations are finished, the team hit the Hard Corp compound itself, completely wrecking their capabilities and reputation, earning them a bonus from the Johnson.

The month ends with a Johnson who wants to build a school for struggling teenage metahumans. But, first that means getting rid of the racist “Neighborhood Watch”. The team does this quickly and easily, and gather video footage of the Watch harassing one of their own to blackmail the organization that rallied the metaracists together in the first place.

Runs

NameDate
Ramshackle Glory - Die Alone, Live Together (Born to Lose)5 March 2080
The Dreadnoughts-Cider Road10 March 2080
I Am Downright Amazed At What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer by Atom & His Package28 March 2080

April 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

Heed the Call

The runners are hired to assassinate Mr. Raul Brandy. He hasn’t done anything: he’s just the father of a decker who works on a SpinGlobal HTR as a contracted Shadowrunner. The goal is to make his daughter rush through Saeder-Krupp airspace, giving the megacorp an excuse to hit SpinGlobal.

The team finds a likely location for when to take him out, and that they can use a local streaming personality down on his luck as a cover. The plan almost goes down in flames when another streaming personality tries to challenge them to a race, but thankfully they maneuvered past the obstacle, assassinated the innocent bystander, and caused his daughter to give SK all the ammunition they needed.

Glow Girl, Gone

Captain Freefall, Hydra, and R0B0H4TZ have been hired to bring home a 19 year old runaway who has been captured by a toxic mage in Glow City, Seattle. Notably, there was no nuyen payout for this job.

The team made its way to Glow City, with Hydra and R0B0 hanging onto a Dodge Scooter for dear life, while Captain Freefall posed on top of one of his drones, looking like a minotaur superhero. They braved the dangers of ghouls and gangers on the way to facing the mage in his lair. Once there, they were horrified to learn that he was guarded by no less than four nuclear spirits. With Captain Freefall bravely fighting the spirits in full anime style, the others took out the Toxic Mage, ending the threat and allowing them to return the girl safely to her home!

Runs

NameDate
Moonlight Shadow6 April 2080
A Shadowrun Based on The Paper Chase's We Will Make You One of Us24 April 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Barefoot Surrender's Sky Burnin Red25 April 2080
You Won't Hear it on the Local Grid27 April 2080

May 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

Forget Me Not

Rose Darlington is a relatively new and famous actress who is going to star in a new trid show called “Forget Me Not”. However, there is some controversy concerning the director, Michael Darlington, being her husband, and she has apparently picked up a stalker.

The team sets up their stakeout and watches the night passes by. Bob(Rose’s bodyguard), gets drunk, goes to the bathroom, and then the couple leave. But then the team is made aware that Bob is unconscious in the bathroom?! Turns out the stalker has taken his place!

They discreetly let Rose know that she’s with the nefarious ne’er-do-well, while they attempt to catch up with her. The resulting incident reveals that Rose is a surprisingly(even to herself) capable woman, as she disarms the creep, jumps out of the car, and then even shoots at him with his gun while the car crashes onto the pavement. The stalker manages to get away, but leaves his commlink behind.

Hacking the commlink, they discover that the stalker is actually a shadowrunner. Making contact with him, he spins a shocking revelation: Rose’s real name is Elizabeth Walker, and he’s her husband! Turns out, they were a husband-wife shadowrunning duo, but on a previous run against the megacorp MCT she had been injured and presumed dead, but had instead become an amnesia who her current husband had found and turned in an actress to boost his own career. Due to the circumstances of the last run, she also had a daughter who had been forced into hiding. They undergo a radical chip therapy to try and recover her memories, which mostly works. Unfortunately, that’s when some Yakuza sent by the MCT exec they pissed off showed up as well.

After fighting for her life, Elizabeth/Rose is faced with an impossible choice. Go back to her previous life of shadowrunning, and reclaim her family? Or stay in the spotlight, where she will also continue to be an open target for old enemies? Ultimately, she chooses to take back her daughter and remain a trideo star, but she also separates from both husbands, becoming a single mother and trideo star.

Watching For Fires

Some former members of the Ares Firewatch have contracted the Haven runners with stealing some anti-Bug Spirit warheads before they’re destroyed by the hive infesting Ares. They fly the team(and their van) cross country to Charlotte, North Carolina, CAS, where their technomancer, Dokkaebi infiltrated the Matrix host and gathered the data they needed.

With they intel they needed, Dokkaebi attempted to hack the host again and shut down security, but unfortunately he was caught by the defending deckers and was forced to leave to avoid having his physical location revealed, but did manage to shut down much of the security.

The bad news is that the rest of the team has no idea this has happened, and so they’re rolling p on the facility all willy-nilly, without a care in the world. Thankfully, everything still seemed to go according to what was left of the plan, until Cyber Knight had a disagreement with a door. How dare it refuse to open! The destruction of the obstinate door set off every alarm in the place, which meant that everything became a massive slough from that point on. But overall, the mission was a success, and there are many, many fewer Bug Spirits infesting Ares.

However, the next job from the Ex-Firewatch is for Deimos, Dokkaebi, Frag Face, Hydra, and Ice Cube, to assassinate Amalia Townsend, a PR Specialist for Ares Macrotechnology. She’s the person responsible for the new, Bug-infested Ares having the good public image that it does.

Discovering that she was due to visit a monument for Firewatch members who had died fighting the Bug Spirits(But had really been executed by Ares), they decided that blowing up the false monument would be a fitting tribute.

The run went completely FUBAR from the word go as some EVO Bounty Hunters tried to snatch up Frag Face. Deimos got taken down, but was still alive, as the runners fought viciously with the bounty hunters. After that, they were able to enlist the unwitting help of the monument’s original stonemason, and sent Amalia off with a band, leaving behind the ARO banner of “Remember Chicago! Down with Ares!”.

Runs

NameDate
Forget Me Not1 May 2080
A Shadowrun Based on The Paper Chase's You Will Never Take Us Alive 44 May 2080
A Shadowrun Based on The Paper Chase's You Will Never Take Us Alive 34 May 2080
You Will Never Take Me Alive8 May 2080
Flobots - Combat18 May 2080
A Shadowrun Based on the Remix of Lil Nas X's Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)22 May 2080
Gang Trouble22 May 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Big D and the Kids Table's LAX25 May 2080

June 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

Helping Hands

The band Cyberware Manifesto has run into a major problem: They were ambushed by the Night Haunters gang, who cut off their hands and stole their instruments. They’re hiring the Haven runners to get their instruments back.

The run doesn’t start too well as just trying to meet the Johnsons ends up in a fight with some locals over parking. But, they got the job and immediately moved into action.

Astrally scouting out the Night Haunters’ safehouse, they find that it is lightly defended. The two knocked down the front door with a sledgehammer, setting off building security and alerting Knight Errant. Working with the timetable, they quickly and brutally eliminated the gangers and retrieved the goods, which were unfortunately scratched up by a grenade explosion. The weird part? Vydra waved off his part of the payment.

“Nani” The Run?

So. Usagi has, what you might call, a “bad situation”. He woke up on the 6th floor of a building that he doesn’t remember going into, and he’s surrounded by Lone Star police and Renraku Computer Technologies security.

Thankfully, this doesn’t stop Usagi as he navigates his way past obstacle after obstacle, and even runs into another runner who is their on another job, although they go their separate ways. Once he managed to make his way out of the building, he chose to sacrifice his 30k nuyen rifle so he could blend into the crowd. But, he managed to get out with a prototype commlink that Sony was more than willing to trade for.

Departed Friends

Remember Waspkeeper, a former Ares engineer who left to join up with the ex-Firewatch? Recently she was on a run against Ares when she saw an old friend of hers. Unfortunately she didn’t have time to extract him herself, so she’s hiring Dandy, Nora Inu, Scrabble, and Slink to do it for her.

However, the team’s investigative legwork reveals that the technician has since been turned into a fleshform Bug Spirit. Regretfully, Waspkeeper asks them to assassinate the target instead, which Dandy does with a skillful single shot.

Runs

NameDate
A Shadowrun Based on Rock Plaza Central's Anthem For The Already Defeated1 June 2080
Make A Wish1 June 2080
Lalalala la Mamba 6/1/20191 June 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Strike Anywhere's Topic1 June 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Set Your Goals' This Will Be The Death Of Us1 June 2080
Winners do drugs3 June 2080
Usagi Private Run6 June 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Stick and Poke's Running18 June 2080

July 2080: (Insert Subtitle)

Runs

NameDate
A Run based on Stick and Poke's Remember Me when you Sing7 July 2080
A Twelfth Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The Phoenix7 July 2080
A Third Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The Phoenix13 July 2080
A Sixth Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The Phoenix17 July 2080
A Seventh Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The Phoenix17 July 2080
A Fifteenth Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The Phoenix17 July 2080