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Contacts With Approved Negative Qualities

NameNegative AspectDescriptionApprovedProfessionArchetypeConnectionActive PCs with this Contact
Kyoko "Wholesale" Nakajima"Booooriiiing"Kyoko has a difficult time caring about the mundane, the low-key, or the squeaky-clean professional. She's after the excitement and adrenaline of infamy, and unless you've got it, she's not interested. Characters without Notoriety points cannot take this contact, and if your Notoriety ever reaches 0 while you have her as a contact, immediately drop her Loyalty to 0. Additionally, if a roll calls for Kyoko to handle a request for particularly dull information, gear, etc., the GM may apply penalties to the roll as they see fit.YesTotally A Professional ThiefCustom(K,G,N,A)12
Clint WilderYou best buy somethin'
You a city slicker or somethin?
Clint don't trust folks who ain't bought the bullet (or robotic arm) at his shop. He takes a -4 to any networking, active or knowledge check with any runner that has not bought ware from him.
Clint is the judgmental sort. To him, everyone in Seattle is a no good City Slicker until proven otherwise. As such, it costs double to raise his loyalty until loyalty 5, where the runner has earned his trust. This may by subverted with DM fiat during a run, if the loyalty raise is part of the run reward and then the runner proves the aren't a city slicker or a damn fool.
YesBarn Boy Cyberdoc and Fixer in the Off-hoursFixer(G,K,A,N)40
Dave Davis10-4!Dave is normally willing to show up, but MAY have outstanding warrants. Roll a 1d6; on a 1, law enforcement will discover this at some point after he's called. You may choose to buy Dave a burner SIN appropriate to the run, (Rating 1 for a milk=>6 for a prime) to avoid making this roll.YesDriverService20
AngelaA Bird in a CageDue to being developed in a Renraku host, the corp almost always has their eye on Angela. It's extremely risky for her to leave her host, and usually can't for long. Angela will not leave her host unless her contact is loyalty 3 or higherYesLibrary Organizer and TeacherFixer(K,N,G,A)45
Kathryn "Aphrodite" RivieraAbrasiveKathryn has never been the most social of people, and given recent hardships that's only gotten worse. When making a Contact Availability test to determine if she is available treat her Connection as 2 higher after adding any other modifiers.YesDeckerCustom(A,K,N,G)40
Gord "Twitch" RodneyAbrasive Doesn't Begin To Cover ItGord is a mean slitch at the best of times, even to those he considers his friends. If he doesn't consider you his friend, you can expect him to be that much more obnoxious. He's even more sensitive to any slights than a normal hobgoblin. Unless the character in question has at least Loyalty 5, whenever this contact is called upon, the runner tapping him for help needs to be as conciliatory and pleasant as possible, no matter how acerbic his insults become. If they return the venom in any respect, Gord will be more than happy to come up with a suitable way of getting even - whether it's "accidentally" leaving one of his traps armed when someone comes to visit, or forcing them to go handle someone else on his shitlist to get off of it themselves. The GM is encouraged to make the revenge obnoxious, unpleasant, or demeaning, but never quite dangerous enough to get the runner killed.YesDIY Survivalist and Obnoxious Attic GremlinCustom(A,G,K,N)13
JadeActor LifeAs the main actor in a Trid Series that is working pretty well, Jade is often unavailable. When you try to contact her roll the contact avaibility like she had a connection rating of +2YesActress/TechnomancerCustom (A,K,N,G)40
Amrei VeidtActually a SpyAn experienced espionage agent who is very talented at her job; there is a good chance any conversation with her is being recorded, and she hacks runner commlinks almost habitually.YesS-K Prime OperativeGeneralist611
Mindy DahnerhardtIs... Is this still warm?
Anesthetic Costs Extra
Hippocratic Oath
Mindy's clinic is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bliss). If you haven't taken anything to put you under, roll to resist stun damage equal to half your new 'ware's availability. This cannot overflow into physical damage. If your stun track is filled, you instead gain the negative quality Flashbacks I (Medical Equipment).
"Do No Harm" may not apply to her, but it certainly applies to you. Bringing Mindy damaged goods before she can have her fun means a big pay cut. Additionally, she will only sell drugs to you if she thinks you actually need them. Healthy body, healthy mind.
Mindy offers an array of previously-loved goods. Any cyber + bioware bought through her will always be of 'used' quality (or the lowest quality possible). When buying any other type of gear from her, roll a 1d6. On a 1, it has some feature linking it to the previous owner, such as a custom engraving or RFID chip.
If Mindy likes you, she wants to spend time with you. A lot of time. If you have a loyalty of 5 or more with her, she will stall for as long as possible whenever you call in a favour, just so she can listen to your voice some more.
YesStreet Surgeon, "Cleaner"Custom(G,A,K,N)42
The ManAnger IssuesMuch like any other coach The Man gets easily worked up when his people perform poorly. If the team Fails a run or to fulfill all objectives Mandatory or Bonus The Man refuses to assist them until they successfully complete a run and all of its objectives.YesProfessional Boxing Manager and Talent ScoutFixer51
Sarah GlennAnti-HalloweenerThis contact actively works against Halloweeners whenever possible. This may mean information received in a knowledge check is skewed to achieve this goal, or it may mean that any action that will (or is thought to) benefit Halloweeners will be refused. No runner with Halloweener contacts may take Sarah Glenn as a contact.YesStop Quick OwnerCustom(K,G,N,A)22
"CIA Bill" CooperArm's LengthBill's loyalty can not be raised above 3, outside of a private run.YesCIA HandlerCustom (K,N,G,A)42
Diego and Justine JacintoAsk Forgiveness, Not Permission
This contact will not knowingly aid you in any illegal activities before they happen. They will, however, bail you out of a bad situation, at the additional cost of one Loyalty point. They definitely won't help you get any Forbidden gear.
This contact is in another country, with all the difficulties that would entail. All relevant wait times for this contact are increased by another 50%.
YesBoard Members, Doting ParentsGear41
Mano RingoBetrayerThe GM secretly rolls 1d6. On a result of 1 Mano will attempt to betray the person who contacted him, creating a run complication.YesShiawase Corporate ExecutiveCustom (N, A, G, K)63
Elias WendellBig 'Ol Bug
Early Riser
Elias is a SURGE, appearing as a horrific hybrid between an Orc and a Termite. As such, going outside poses incredible risk. He will not even consider leaving his Sonomish safehouse for anyone below loyalty 4, and even then only for a very good reason. In addition, the need to conceal himself gives him a -4 to checks made outside the safehouse, unless the runners can provide an adequate disguise.
Elias is, at his heart, a cranky old man. He sleeps from 7pm to 5am, during which time he shuts his commlink off completely. If the player has made previous arrangements to meet within that time, they will roll a number of dice equal to their loyalty. If there are no successes, Elias will forget and go to sleep anyway.
Jack SteberBlissfully UnawareThis contact doesn't know about your shadowrunner status. If they find out that you are a shadowrunner, run a Negotiation check with a threshold of 6-Loyalty with your social limit. If failed, this contact will proceed to call the authorities and you will lose this contact. If passed they will allow you to explain and possibly accept you, this aspect can only activate once.YesCorporate Wage SlaveLegwork20
BoldBlissfully UnawareThis is someone who doesn't think that their contacts are runners. If they find out you are a runner, immediately make a test of loyalty. If you fail the test of loyalty, they will think you are a criminal, burn you and attempt to bring you to justice. If you succeed in a test of loyalty, they will be willing to listen to you explain yourself. This aspect is unlikely to apply to characters who have the Guanyin quality.YesSuper HeroCustom(K,A,G,N)25
Juliette BartletBlissfully UnawareJuliette knows her sister's a reporter, but not that she routinely puts herself in danger and is also a runner.YesStudentGeneralist11
Alfred RockbellBlissfully UnawareThis is someone who doesn't think that their contacts are runners and doesn't understand the whole runner thing. If they find out you are a runner, immediately make a test of loyalty. If you fail the test of loyalty, they will think you are a terrorist, burn you and contact law enforcement. If you succeed in a test of loyalty, they will be willing to listen to you explain yourself and even help you leave the runner life. You may be able to convince them to associate with the Shadows. Contact a GM or thematics if this happens as it may involve the removal of that tag. Gear contacts with this contact will only sell you legal gear, or restricted gear with the appropriate licenses unless you conduct a social test to convince them the lack of paperwork is for a benign reason.YesAztechnology Magical ResearcherCustom(K,N,A,G)21
Saint NickBlissfully UnawareSaint Nick believes himself to be Santa Claus himself, and will not react well to those who attempt to disabuse him of that notion; he accepts payment for his goods in the form of "donations to the orphanage" as well as "milk and cookie money". This is someone who doesn't think that their contacts are runners and doesn't understand the whole runner thing; if they find out you are a runner, immediately make a test of loyalty. If you fail the test of loyalty, they will think you are a terrorist, burn you and contact law enforcement. If you succeed in a test of loyalty, they will be willing to listen to you explain yourself and even help you leave the runner life. You may be able to convince them to associate with the Shadows. Contact a GM or thematics if this happens as it may involve the removal of that tag.Yes"Santa Claus"Gear27
Woedica KryptmanBlood MageExpect any magical gear coming from her to carry the taint of blood magic. This may end up appearing if assensed and the assensor scores 3 or more hits. Masking can cover this if successful.YesAztechnology InvestigatorGeneralist52
Eric FiengoldBusy ManFeingold is a very busy man. Getting him on the phone can be an exhausting effort. If loyalty is less than 5, roll a 1d6 to determine when the phone call will be returned - on a 1 or 2, 12 hours, 3 or 4, 3 hours, 5 or 6, fifteen minutes. Fiengold always picks up immediately for those of loyalty 5 or more.YesVice President of Finance of Red Star ClinicsNetworking80
David SquireBy The BookCaptain Squire will refuse to assist crimes against law-abiding target. Even if that target is an MCT building that is allegedly performing unethical extralegal experiments - the heat on Squire isn't worth the trouble.YesKE CaptainCustom (K,N,A,G)41
VatiCancerVati has cancer, it sucks.YesHermitGeneralist21
Phantom OChaos for ChaosThey are not interested in non-chaos related activities, so -2 to all checks when contacting them for non-acts of chaos.Yes???Service41
Kyra SamarasCollaborative IterationWhile quite excited to work with runners, she tends to view interactions less as straightforward requests and more as a group collaboration. If not carefully checked, the task or idea asked of her might "evolve" in a direction that she feels is either more effective, interesting, or profound. Sometimes she even remembers to call back to update the team.YesSpinradical ScientistGeneralist51
Danny HoffmanCompany ManDanny is an Ares man through and through. His primary focus is the success of his company and his work. He will not accept requests that work against them, and he may request "favors" in return for his help.YesSpecial Operations CoordinatorCustom(K,N,A,G)50
CharybdisComputer IlliterateTechnology makes no drekking sense, (has been seen using pen and paper) always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +2 than normal.yesLibrarian/FixerCustom(N,K,A,G)43
Bilge-Rat JonesShady Smuggler
Covered In Rats
You probably don't want to smuggle yourself or anything else with this guy. He's not named Bilge-Rat for nothing.
He's... not very good at social things with people. Something about all the rats.
"Lucky" Lucia CarinaCursed LuckLucia is under a luck curse from a dragon that she can't figure out how to break. Whenever she performs a check or uses her Lucky feature, roll a d6, on a 1 the check has the opposite effect than intended, similar to the "Bad Luck" quality.YesGamblerCustom(A,N,K,G)42
Dominus FaustCyberpsychoticEach time a runner asks Faust for their services, roll the runner's Edge in secret. On a 0, Faust will speak in binary. If the roll is a glitch, he flies into a rage and hangs up, not responding to further attempts to contact him for the remainder of the run. A critical glitch will have him attempt to hack and format the runner's commlink, utterly convinced that the runner is in fact a hated foe. They won't apologize afterwards, either.yesData ArchivistService10
Nyon SalaineDevoted BFF (Boyfriend Forever)Argent and Nyon have an open relationship, but Nyon is an incredibly invested partner to have. He'll easily spend two thirds of each day attending to Argent and spending time with him, so as a result free time is not that common for him. Fortunately for him, he's perfectly fine with that since he enjoys every second. Unfortunately for runners, he's not always available. Always roll for Availability; the threshold is increased by 3.YesHottest Elf AroundService21
Masuyama KijuroDoesn't Speak The Language
Renraku Loyalty/Fear
Kijuro only speaks Japanese.
Kijuro won't move against Renraku knowingly.
YesRenraku AwareService21
PsychopompDogmaticA true believer in the Psionic tradition, Psychopomp doesn't respect other magical traditions or their perspectives. At the GM's discretion, he may receive penalties to tests involving magic or magi of other traditions if he even bothers to entertain the player's request.YesTalismongerGear32
Highly Flammable
Hard To Approach
This is a drake. You get +1 Notoriety just for being associated with her. You don't deal with dragons. Drakes included! Shadowrunner rule number one!
Upgrading Lamashtu's Loyalty costs twice as much.
If your Loyalty with Lamashtu is 1 or 2, asking for her help during a run and not doing what she wants is likely to make her tip off the op-for or KE to curry favor from them instead.
YesEx-Prison Warden DrakeGeneralist61
Holly Rogers And CrewPirate-Themed
Drunken Pirates
Everything will have a pirate theme, whether you like it or not.
Before noon, they're sleeping off their hangovers.
YesPirate ShadowrunnersService53
Dr. Velo Clementine RaptorDweller DwellingDr. Velo C. Raptor is currently trapped in the tunnels under Seattle, under the protection (read: jail) of The Dweller of the Tunnels. As such, he cannot make ANY active checks, except those expressly within the Dwellers domain. Contacting him in meatspace is functionally impossible without running into the Dweller.YesVelociraptor Mad ScientistCustom(K,G,N,A)40
TapunuiEasily DistractedWhen entrusted to complete a task, the GM rolls 1d6. On a result of 1, the completion time is at least twice as long.yesTraumatized TechnomancerService10
Cabinet ManEntombed
Living Fossil
Cabinet Man is unable to move due to requiring a massive life support machine to survive, and so he cannot do anything in meatspace at all. He may require you to perform some task in meatspace in order to complete a favor you ask of him, at the GM's discretion, and this should not incur a discount for this reason alone nor count as doing a favor for him.
Having missed out on about 50 years of history, Cabinet Man is woefully misinformed about the world. Being out of touch gives him a -2 to all Networking tests as well as a -2 to make any tests that require having sufficiently up-to-date info without having adequate time to research it first (GM's discretion).
YesBusiness OwnerGear22
"Dirty" Hikari SeraEntrepreneurial ObligationsHikari is a master at the pop-up business, but it keeps her rather busy. When trying to contact her, make a contact availability test as though her connection were 3 higher than usual, before applying any additional modifiers.YesJoygirl/Noodle Stand OperatorNetworking20
NobodyExtremely DrivenRoll a d6, on a result of 5 or 6 Nobody is available to help the calling runner. Otherwise they're in the middle of a confrontation or chase with another member of their team and will be of no assistance for the remainder of the run.YesAssassinService23
TlalocanSundown on the Enemy
Eye on the Prize
All tests will have a -3 dice pool modifier unless the Tlalocan believes the intervention will benefit Aztechnology.
Tlalocan will attempt to acquire material links from runners.
YesAztechnology JohnsonLegwork50
Asuna InoueFamily ObligationsThe GM rolls in secret a 1d6, if the roll is a one, Asuna will tell the player they are busy taking care of family matters.YesAntidrek's Waifu
BobbieJo McShaneFeisty, bordering on FieryBobbieJo does not play well with others. Increase social thresholds by 1 and treat any social glitch with BobbieJo as a critical glitch.YesOutlawGeneralist30
Leonard MacLainnFinancial InstabilityLeonard values his job above all else. Attempting to have him do anything that might put him or his employer at risk (regardless of loyalty or chips) will require a negotiation or intimidation roll with a threshold of 5-loyalty.YesLegwork and InformationCustom(K,N,G,A)40
Asahiro KunitoshiFor The CorporationAsahiro will not aid you with anything that he doesn't see benefiting the corporation. If he sends you to do a job, it's because he has a stake in it going in a particular direction. He approves of putting down crime, striking against other corporations or furthering Shiawase's influence, but disapproves of anything that risks his standing, deals with malign, unnatural forces or is of no direct use to Shiawase or himself.YesVice-President of Imperial Kami ServicesFixer67
Ellen "Sister" SharpsFreaky-Looking, also Actual FreakEllen is not one of the lucky changelings, and she wasn't particularly well-adjusted before the SURGE. Now that she spends all day hanging out with bug spirits, things are worse. Ellen cannot network with contacts who are not cockroach spirits or cockroach shamans.YesInsect ShamanCustom (K, A, G, N)20
OrbweaverGanger-2 to Networking tests outside of the Seattle SpidersYesGangerGear20
The Delightful Ophelia CobbGaslight
Ophelia's pretty sure she doesn't remember that time you helped her out. To redeem a chip she owes you, you have to resist an Active (Con) check from her (subtract loyalty instead of adding it to the dicepool).
There are some things that only distinguished tastes can truly appreciate. Ophelia's loyalty with you is capped by your lifestyle. Street = 1; Squatter = 2; Low = 3; Medium = 4; High = 5; Luxury = 6. (If your loyalty with her is higher than your current lifestyle, you can still keep the loyalty rating, you just don't gain any benefits from it.)
Ophelia is always hustling, even when it's a detriment to literally everyone around her. Any gear she lends you comes at a 10% surcharge (and she will try to talk you into buying it). All her service costs are increased by 25%.
YesSocialite, Jewel ThiefCustom (A,G,N,K)70
NirvAnnaGhost in the Machine
G̵l̶i̸t̶c̷h̴ ̷i̵n̵ ̶t̵h̵e̸ ̵M̴a̴t̷r̶i̸x̶
N̴i̶r̴v̸A̶n̵n̴a̴ remembers what it feels like to die to dumpshock, and absolutely refuses to take any action that will inflict biofeedback damage to anyone. She will also become extremely upset if questioned on whether she's the original Alannah Evans or just a copy of her consciousness, and will lash out if the matter is pressed.
N̴i̶r̴v̸A̶n̵n̴a̴ is an anomaly. By all rights, her source code should not be able to support her existence, let alone her awareness. As a result of her bizarre code, technology tends to spaz out in her presence. Treat this as if she has the Gremlins 4 negative quality, affecting software as well as hardware.
N̴i̶r̴v̸A̶n̵n̴a̴'s mere existence is disruptive, causing all sorts of issues within the Matrix. At the Game Master's discretion, various hosts may react particularly violently at her presence. Whenever she begins accumulating an overwatch score in said host, treat it as if it was 15 points higher than it actually is.
YesMaster Cracker with a Minor in SnoopingCustom(A,K,N,G)60
T00FUs or Them
Ghoul Liberator
T00F is extremely distrustful towards non-infected, often veering into outright prejudice. Although they believe collaboration is necessary, they're certain that non-infected will stab them in the back the first chance they get. They take a -2 to any rolls made for non-infected below loyalty 5. In addition, non-infected cannot increase their loyalty beyond 3 without a dedicated run.
Under no circumstances will T00F do anything they believe will harm Seattle's infected population. If they learn that a character has dealt a significant blow to an infected group, decrease their loyalty by 1. If loyalty drops to 0, T00F will consider the character as an enemy. If they find out that a character has assisted with the purging of undead, even feral ones, the contact is immediately burned and becomes actively hostile.
YesInfected Organizer and Cyberterrorist DeckerFixer50
Doctor O+Ghoul Organlegger-4 to Networking checks among non-Infected, +2 to Networking among Infected. Cannot deliver goods during daylight hours. Will require flesh as part of the payment from anyone with Loyalty 2 or less.YesStreet Doc/OrganleggerCustom(G,A,N,K)413
PatchesGhoul Organlegger-4 to Networking checks among non-Infected, +2 to Networking among Infected. Cannot deliver goods during daylight hours. Will require flesh as part of the payment from anyone with Loyalty 2 or less.YesIndependent JournalistFixer22
Trevor AvilaGhoul Organlegger-4 to Networking checks among non-Infected, +2 to Networking among Infected. Cannot deliver goods during daylight hours. Will require flesh as part of the payment from anyone with Loyalty 2 or less.YesMagical Organ Repossession SpecialistService51
ZigzagGhoul Organlegger-4 to Networking checks among non-Infected, +2 to Networking among Infected. Will not offer services during daylight hours. Will require flesh as part of the payment from anyone with Loyalty 2 or less.YesDriver/OrganleggerService110
LBTamanous Made Man
Goes Loud
LB is not known for his subtlety. When utilized, roll a 1d6. On a 1, the actions LB takes are obvious and are easily traceable back to you.
For each -5 rep your character accrues with Tamanous after taking LB, reduce LB's loyalty by 1. At 0 loyalty, you may choose to burn this contact. If your loyalty becomes negative, not only will LB not help you, but he will actively attack you on sight.
YesTamanous Dumpster FireCustom(A,N,K,G)23
Charli RelfordGood News, Bad News.Charli is a reporter first and foremost, which means that if something you say could give her a story, she's going to make a story out of it. She will constantly press for information, and may not help you out if you refuse to give it. When a runner gives Charli information that may reveal the team's involvement, roll 1d6 per point of loyalty, with 2 hits, she will keep you out of the story, with no hits, you will receive +1 Public Awareness, and on a glitch or crit glitch, you will gain +1 Notoriety.YesNews AnchorLegwork40
Rose of Sharon HowlettHMHVV CarrierRose of Sharon carries HMHVV Strain II in her blood - while she takes abundant precaution against spreading the virus, this still tends to be off-putting to anyone who learns about it. If a runner (or NPC) is exposed (such as through direct blood-blood transfer, or much more likely by making physical contact with her while either of them has an open wound), they must roll against infection as normal. She takes a -2 penalty on all social active, gear acquisition, and networking rolls with those who know of her HMHVV positive status, as well as with all Infected due to her open disdain for them.YesOccult Bounty HunterLegwork22
VladHard To ReachBesides the dedicated commlinks he gives to runners on a job, Vlad is notoriously hard to get a hold of.YesFormer SovetnikFixer41
The BankerHard To ReachAlways do an availability test for this contact with their connection 3 higher than normal.YesBank LiaisonNetworking61
Black PaladinHard to ReachBlack Paladin does bounty work all over the world - there's no guarantee he's going to be nearby. Always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.YesBounty HunterService61
Jea Eun Red-DeerHard to ReachAlways roll an availability test on this contact with their connection 3 higher than normal.YesFixerFixer61
Peter SolemnusHard to Reach
As part of a secret organisation, Peter often goes off the grid for prolonged periods of time. This results in him being rather challenging to get hold of.
Always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.
Due to the fact that Peter is a valuable asset to whichever corporation has possession of him, several powerful corporations have valuable kidnap bounties on his head.
This contact has a bounty of up to 50,000¥ on his head, offered separately by many different corporations.
Malia StrongoakHard to ReachLives in the woods, and tends to be difficult to get ahold of as a result. Always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.YesWood ElfLegwork31
Captain Boomerang (Contact)Hard to ReachBetween his work for the City Watch, training, his girlfriend, training, spending half his time recovering from drain, and training, he tends not to always be available. Always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.YesTalismongerCustom (G,A,K,N)40
Trip SoftlyHard to ReachHe is privately bored of society, but cannot disengage from it. If Trip fails a contact availability roll, it's very likely he is attending to the needs of his position.YesTalismongerCustom(G,K,N,A)30
Mary ClaireHard to ReachMary Claire often chooses different locations each and every night, and might have her comm disabled, or unable to hear it. Always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.YesFixer/Club Girl That Never Grew UpFixer33
Quan SeghiHard to ReachAlways do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.YesSecretary at Wuxing SkytowerFixer61
Jack RodriguezHard to ReachAlways roll an availability test on this contact with their connection 3 higher than normal.YesMechanicCustom(A,G,K,N)31
BeastmasterHard to ReachLiving a fairly nomadic lifestyle on the edge of Salish makes contacting Beastmaster troublesome at times.YesParabiologistCustom (G,K,A,N)63
Padre SummerHard to reach
Always do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.
Services may take longer. Every time the contact provides a service, roll 2d6. The normal amount of time that it would take to provide the service is multiplied by the resulting number.
YesSpinGlobal Gameshow HostCustom(K,N,G,A)60
Pitty 'Grease Lightning' McShaneHard to reachAlways do an availability test for this contact with their connection +3 than normal.YesMechanicGear515
District Attorney Mark DonaghyHe is the Man.DA Mark Donaghy is as straight an arrow as they come and vitually uncorruptable. Each time you call on this contact, make an Edge + Loyalty test vs the number of calls since you first gained this contact or last lost a point of loyalty with this contact. If you fail, decrease loyalty by 1. Once the first point of loyalty is lost in this manner, loyalty cannot be purchased with karma, rvp, gmp or cdp. It can only be increased by providing evidence of a crime which occurred during a run in which your character participated or as reward issued by the GM during a run in which Mark made an appearance. If Mark's loyalty ever reaches zero, Mark realises you are a runner, cuts you off, and begins an investigation into your background. Increase your character's notoriety and public awareness by one and burn this contact. Mark will not perform an illegal act for a runner under any circumstances. Any attempt to make him do so immediately reduces his loyalty to zero and triggers the consequences outlined above.YesDistrict AttorneyNetworking51
Queen Elizabeth XXIIIHungry Free SpiritFor every full increment of ¥4,000 owed to her for services rendered, Queen Elizabeth demands at least 1 karma, replacing nuyen at a rate of 1 karma for every ¥2000. EG, a debt of ¥6,000 could be paid a 1 karma and ¥4,000, 2 karma and ¥2,000, or 3 karma, but not with nuyen alone. This has no effect on debts below ¥4,000. The karma is delivered via a ritual conducted by the Queen's Steward, Tatsuo, who holds her spirit formula and will defend it with his life. Lizzy does not expect payment up front, and will happily wait until a run is over to take her due, but any unpaid debts decrease Loyalty by the amount of karma owed if they are not paid back after the end of a run.YesFree SpiritLegwork65
Anderson SilversI Got Places to Be, PalSilvers is a busy man, and has no patience for time wasters. When you call him, you will have thirty seconds to make your pitch (the GM should time this). You must tell him what you need and what you can offer him, either Nuyen or valuable favors. If you haven't piqued his interest by the time your thirty seconds are up, he will hang up on you. To get back into contact with him, you must call his office and sit on hold for a full hour.YesLawyerCustom(A,N,K,G)32
Lacy, the Worst Employee EverI'm on my breakIf you call when lacy is not working, roll a 1d6. She will not answer on a 1-4. You may try this check twice per run. She will always answer at work because she is the worst employee ever.YesStop Quick CashierGear11
'Princess' RosemaryIn HidingThis contact will not do any active checks that require her to leave her sanctum for fear of being caught.YesCelebrityService32
Nathan WallaceIn HidingWallace faked his death with the help of runners and relocated to San Francisco. He knows how much it would cost everyone if he was ever found out by EVO. As such, he will not leave the area he feels safe in for anyone less than loyalty 5. If you want his services, you have to come to him or be satisfied with a phone call.YesSurgeonGear45
ZennyIn the Shop
Voiding the Warranty
One of Those Idiots
Zenny's his own favorite patient, and can usually be found performing questionably safe operations on himself. When making an availibilty test with this contact, roll 1d6. On a 5 or a 6, Zenny will be in the middle of surgery and unable to perform any active checks. He'll also probably be high on redmesc, as he thinks it helps him operate better.
Zenny's cyberware is an ungodly mess of salvaged parts and juryrigging. It can be terrifyingly effective when he gets out the spurs, but it's also plagued by gremlins. Whenever Zenny makes an active check related to something intensely physical (e.g. fighting, helping move something heavy, etc.), the GM rolls 1d6. On a 5 or a 6, Zenny fails the task due to a malfunctioning piece of ware. The glitch should be spectacular, and preferably done at the worst possible moment for the runners.
Zenny is a member of the Hellraisers. Although he isn't especially loyal to the group, he's got his rep as a ganger to consider. He will not do anything that he thinks will go against the gang's interest for anyone at less than loyalty 5, and will not snitch on his gangmates for anyone below loyalty 6 (even then, he'll only do it for a very good reason).
YesHippie Techno and Hellraisers CyberdocCustom(A,G,K,N)33
Le BourguinionInternal TurmoilEach time you try to call Le Bourguinion there is a chance that he is unavailable due to internal problem of the N-51 that need his help. (Roll 1d6 when you need to contact him on a 1 he will not be able to answer the call)YesMercenary Group LeaderCustom(A,G,N,K)30
Our Lady of the Perpetual SaturdayIt's Always Friday Night SomewhereCommunion for the Children of the Longest Weekend can begin at any time, and usually ends once everyone has blacked out. Availability checks for Lady Saturday ignore Loyalty.YesInfluencer, Not A Cult LeaderNetworking22
CascadeIt's not fun if there's no Risk!Cascade is very proud of her skills, but the only way to test them is to put them at risk. When using her services, make a group Edge check with a threshold of 4, on a failure Cascade has pushed her luck too far and some consequences come up, be that a check of her vehicle or something else, up to GM discretion.YesInternational Smuggler and FenceService45
BubblegumKnows How She Got HereBubblegum has no loyalty to the Haven. She's got customers and better customers. She never offers a SIN or service for free or reduced price. If you need it faster or better, you pay more--it doesn't matter WHAT you're doing or what your loyalty is.YesFake SINnerGear13
Alex "Good'ol" SamsonLoan SharkThe contact will charge 2 chips for the price of 1 if called upon for an unpaid favorYesFixerFixer61
The ConductorLocked in a BoxThe Conductor is locked in the conductor's box on The Zephyr. The only way to communicate with him is by entering The Zephyr. The Zephyr is a train spirit and can only appear on train tracks.YesConductorGeneralist21
LAURAMatrix-MadLAURA, as both a poorly-socialized AI and a barely sane one, has understandable difficulty communicating with 'normal people', even those who are fairly well-experienced with the matrix. As a result, she cannot get in contact with individuals who are not AIs, for the sake of Networking or otherwise.YesManic AI Dream GirlLegwork11
"Adam"Maybe Gonna Give You UpDespite how many firm hand shakes and serious faces Adam gives, he is easily tempted by the prospect of new information, and is often more than willing to trade information on his clients for it if he thinks he'll get away clean. If such a situation occurs, roll 2d6. if the result is greater than or equal to 7 minus Loyalty, Congratulations! Adam is feeling professional or likes you enough to not sell you out. Otherwise, well, Adam learned some juicy new gossip and some not-so-juicy things are in store for you.YesInfobrokerNetworking51
Kensei-SenseiMeasure Twice, Cut OncePatience is a virtue. At least, so Kenzo keeps telling you. Everything this contact does is undertaken with precision and care, meaning it takes twice as long. If you try to hurry him along, he'll reset the timer.YesYakuza Patriarch (Retired)Fixer (N,K,G,A)40
PsychonoiseMonadThis contact is infected with CFD. Because no one trusts them and they have difficulty understanding metahumans, they may not be used for networking tests. They may also have trouble providing information from knowledge skills or performing active skills as the GM sees fit based on this naivete, which could incur a dice pool penalty or disallow the test in extreme cases.YesWeapons ResearcherCustom(G,A,K,N)50
Perfect Authentic CadenceMonadThis contact is infected with CFD. Because no one trusts them and they have difficulty understanding metahumans, they may not be used for networking tests. They may also have trouble providing information from knowledge skills or performing active skills as the GM sees fit based on this naivete, which could incur a dice pool penalty or disallow the test in extreme cases.YesCybersurgeonCustom(G,A,K,N)54
Tee & VeeMorning People
Silent Protectors
During the night, Tee & Vee are occupied with protecting their charge, which makes them hard to contact. If you're trying to contact Tee & Vee after 6PM in-game, roll 1d6, on a hit, the bodyguards answer, on a miss, you may leave a message and they will contact you in the morning.
Tee & Vee don't talk. It's unclear if they can't or just won't, but they are dedicated to being the silent protectors. If contacted, they'll send information through text and DNI, but will not verbally communicate to anyone with less than 5 loyalty
Lisa "Lady J" JenkinsMy Grandchildren Are VisitingThe GM rolls in secret a 1d6, if the roll is a one, Lisa will not answer the call. Later she may hint that her grand children were in town.YesTalismongerCustom(G,K,A,N)41
Mr.RuddNO REFUNDS! NO RETRACTIONS! NO RECEIPTS!Rudd Arts is not responsible for the lack of satisfaction, Damage of goods nor Death caused by all of the above. Mr.Rudd will always refuse to take the heat for a Runner should they mess up, even if they mess up because of the services provided by Mr.Rudd.YesNetworking26
DefragNational SINnerDefrag is lawfully licensed as a technomancer and psychiatric healthcare professional by the UCAS government. She cannot be depended upon to do anything illegal, as it will be traced back to her.YesTherapistCustom(K, N, G, A)50
Cornelius MortonNo Chains, Only Contracts
NoLa Life
Cornelius has many friends on the otherside and does not deal with those who would force anyone to do anything against their will. If Cornelius learns of any Bias against race or metatype or that a runner has negative astral rep then he will refuse to make deals with them until they lose their Bias or are able to heal their astral rep.
Cornelius lives in New Orleans and his cartel is based with the Southern CAS and Northen Atzlan. Any services or gear aquistions out of these regions will take twice the time to complete outside of the CAS as Cornelius has to send the gear from New Orleans to Seattle.
YesCartel HeadGeneralist51
LachanceNocturnalHe is neither available, nor will he do any tasks during the day. Treat it as if the contact does not exist during the day.YesHitman TrainerLegwork51
ChipperNot All ThereSometimes the team isn't all assembled a random aspect is ignored. Roll a 1d6 and ignore the corresponding number'd member on a 6 the whole team is there.YesSubterranean Shinobi MasterService41
Shi HakaseUncanny Existence
Not Enough Hands
Repossessed Awakened Cadaver
Shi is always busy on either their own experiments, or pre-paid assignments from a wide array of less-legitimate clients. As such, free time for runners is a premium, and if help is offered, it usually has a additional cost.

{Roll loyalty at a threshold of 3(2 if in person) to see if Shi is currently assigned to a clients task. A increased threshold at the GMs discretion (Example, working with uninteresting clients) can be chosen alongside to see if Shi requires additional aid/resources to offer their assistance.}
With routine inspections, and a Biomonitor as part of the agreement - Shi is rather possessive of research opportunities on Awakened/SURGE individuals. Any time Shi is called or delivers a job to a runner, the single following run takes a 1 reduction in comforts from Shi actively experimenting on you (This does not stack with itself). Alongside this:

At <5 Loyalty - If you get any permanent medical assistance (E.G Stim-Patches are not permanent, Trauma Patches are) that is not from Shi - you must pay a chip in debt of the deal.

At 5/6 Loyalty - if you get any permanent medical assistance (E.G Stim-Patches are not permanent, Trauma Patches are) that is not from Shi - Shi is willing to forgive you at no chips indebted assuming you allow it to conduct a reapplication of events for research (Increase the DV of fatigue by 2 if under 3 comfort)

This quality can be declined by Awakened/SURGED characters, and has no effect to Mundane characters. If declined after it was once accepted, reduce Shis loyalty by 2, if at 0, Shi assumes you are not a reliable assets and is lost as a contact (though can be rebought later).
Like many things, Shi is not quiet understood by many of its contacts. Inhabiting what is best described as a rotting metal carcass, with the social latency of a Monad, with most sapients only interacting through necessity rather than by choice.

{Cannot be used for networking checks. At GMs discretion, penalties to both KNOW/GEAR checks can be enacted due to the abnormalities in its existence/lifestyle - active checks are limited to its compound, or relevant auto-doc facility}
YesStreet "Hakase"Fixer(G,A,K,N)51
The StewardNot a Squeaky WheelWill not answer any questions about his magician training, or the Wheel of Life, as all followers are sworn to secrecyYesParasecurity ExpertService21
Kenneth "Flamesaw" MurphyNot the Brightest BulbIf you're not very, VERY explicit, Kenneth is likely to do the wrong thing. If possible, Kenneth will complete the action as requested, but not as intended. Additionally, if you don't meet the required hits for an active check, he may--at GM's discretion--botch the action entirely to the detriment of the players. When possible, this should happen in the least opportune, and most hilarious, manner.YesGanger / Tough GuyCustom(A,G,N,K)220
Sarah SnowNovacoke?Roll an edge test when contacting Sarah Snow. On no hits, she's coked up in a fancy bathroom somewhere and is of no use to you. That doesn't mean she won't answer her phone and waste your time (at the GM's discretion.)YesFundraiser and HousewifeFixer39
Dr. WellsNumbers, not namesDr. Wells considers topics based upon how captivating they are. He will gloss over information he finds uninteresting, even if that lack of information may endanger the runner contacting him in some way. GMs have final say over what Dr. Wells may find uninteresting.YesProfessorFixer(K,N,G,A)20
David YangOath-BoundThis contact is bound by an oath of secrecy and will not reveal important information about the Eighty-Eights or assist in anything that might harm them, on pain of death.YesEighty-Eights Grass SandalFixer51
Mr. HerenightOld FashionedHerenight never uses the Matrix and getting in touch with him is difficult. Roll Edge + Loyalty; normally it takes 6 days to get in touch with him. Net hits reduce this by one day each, but it always takes at least 24 hours. A meeting face to face can be arranged anywhere within the same country/sprawl/state.YesBlack Lodge MagicianCustom(K,G,N,A)73
CommanderOld school OperativeCommander is an old school kind of Operative, he hate to use matrix mean of communication. He usually use radio communication. In addition every intel he has to offer come in form of paper files which mean that you need to come and a pay a visit to get your information.YesBlack Ops VeteranCustom(A,G,N,K)20
Heavy MetalOn Assignment to Mother KomodoNow that Heavy Metal is bodyguarding Mother Komodo, his time is more limited. Any request for an active service support requires a contact availability test. GM may apply penalties to test based on time of day, or duration of time needed.PendingBodyguardService11
Jake "The Captain" ElliotOn The Far SideAs Jake is the captain of a vessel on the Atlantic, getting goods to or from Seattle directly can take some time. Add 1 day to the base delivery time for any goods, on or off table. (Notably this means if he fails to acquire something for you, add one day and then double the time before you can have him try again if it's off table.)YesShip CaptainCustom(G,A,K,N)20
XXJ@ck41XxOn Thin IceJulian narrowly avoided going to jail after being caught on his last hack. Due to his parents' lawyers and a favor from the runner Orchid, he managed to get off with two years probation. He needs to have regular meetings with his PO, complete 200 hours of community service, and risks getting a criminal SIN if he commits any more crimes. He will not make active checks relating to illegal activities for anyone at lower than loyalty 5.YesL33T H@xx0rLegwork21
GoalmasterOne Rink To Rule Them AllGoalmaster is reliable when it comes to actually supplying materials, but... well, getting to the actual bartering process can be an exercise in frustration. His hallucinations and creative imagination take firm hold of him whenever his long-term brain damage flares up, and it becomes nigh-on impossible to talk over how much a shipment of scrap steel will cost when he's more concerned about slaying the ruddy-furred chimera for the good of his kingdom. Blowing up whatever rusted-out old truck he's obsessing over this time tends to snap him out of it long enough to talk. When you attempt to tap this contact during a run, the GM should make a roll to determine his mental state at the time. On a 4, 5, or 6, he's stable enough to make a deal or provide information. On a 1, 2, or 3, he'll answer the call, but will require the runners to complete some inconvenient, ridiculous job out in the worst parts of the Puyallup barrens before he's willing to talk shop.YesScrapper Knight of the Stanley CupCustom(G, K, A, N)31
Surf DuctOut to SeaSD is often busy executing survey or salvage contracts and is rarely moored up for long. You'll need to wait for him to get back in. Every time the contact provides a service, roll 2d6. The normal amount of time that it would take to provide the service is multiplied by the resulting number.YesTalismonger/Scientific Vessel CaptainGear23
Nerlithothep the SuccubusSweetheart...You know what i want.
Outrageous Jealosy
As a Succubus Nerlithothep will only accept to offer her service if Karma is paid. Price range from 5 to 8 karma (GM apprecation on base price that is reduced by Loyalty to a minimum of 2) depending of the service ask. In addition she'll ask for more karma when the runners are not the one that pay the Karma.
Nerlithothep consider every person that call for her service as some kind of "Lovers of the Day", sadly for them she is really, really jealous. If you call another contact before or after contacting Nerlithothep and she learn it you own her a chip or need to gift her 4 Karma.
YesSuccubusCustom (A,N,K,G)11
Dr. Tony HanksOverworkedServices may take longer. Every time the contact provides a service, roll 2d6. The normal amount of time that it would take to provide the service is multiplied by the resulting number.YesCharity Clinic DoctorLegwork23
Inari ŌkamiOverworkedServices may take longer. Every time the contact provides a service, roll 2d6. The normal amount of time that it would take to provide the service is multiplied by the resulting number.YesEmotional Support FoxFixer51
Mors BlattaOverworkedServices may take longer. Everytime Mors provides a service, roll 2d6. The normal amount of time that it would take him to provide the service is multiplied by the total number.YesEmergency DispatcherFixer(G,N,K,A)60
StellaOverworkedStella is a full-time student and sole proprietor of a business; as such she tends to be a bit overworked. Services may take longer. Every time the contact provides a service, roll 2d6. The normal amount of time that it would take to provide the service is multiplied by the resulting number.YesCosmic Magic TalismongerGear21
The DukesPackage DealThese two come in a pair increasing the cost of all favors by 2 degreesYesDrug/Moonshine RunnersService36
BoozemanParanoidBoozeman cannot have his connection raised, the less connected he is, the better.YesBarkeepNetworking15
Agamemnon has been burned hard by allowing himself to get too close to people in the past, and he is slow to trust as a result - he cannot be taken as a contact with a starting loyalty rating of less than 3, and will burn a runner if his loyalty drops below this threshold.
Agamemnon works primarily through intermediaries, operating out of a fortified underground bolt hole which he is very reluctant to leave without a good reason – -2 on all rolls that require him to physically leave his sanctuary (though he can use astral projection without penalty), and he will refuse to do so at all during daylight hours.
YesInfected Crime LordFixer(K,G,N,A)42
Mother Bella LewhousParanoids DelusionsDue to several attempts on her life during her career as a druidic mage, and a sever case of paranoia schizophrenia Mother Lewhous has retreated to her magically ward home in the barrens. While she's willing to help any individual of the druidic order, only those with a loyalty of 5 or higher can physically visit her.YesDruidic TalismongerService20
Alexander-James Brodrick Johnson IIIParty all Night... What time is it?Brodie J spends all of his time at various clubs, pumping his body full of every substance he can, so recovery periods are rough. When contacting Brodie J before 6PM in-game, roll 1d6, on a 5 or 6, he answers. Otherwise he is completely zonked out and can't help you.YesCorpKidNetworking411
Harvey SandersPicky Dissemination of InformationRequires a negotiation check to gain information, depending on how it affects criminal organizations and/or law enforcement. Thresholds start at 2 and are modified by how they affect gangs/syndicates (major damage, -2, mild/moderate damage -1) and law enforcement (mild threat to LE +1, moderate +2, major +4). He will refuse to give information that directly target law enforcement. See examples below.YesInfobrokerLegwork43
Ted RothPoor Networker-2 to Networking testsYesTalismonger (Red Magic)Generalist33
Jane FosterPoor Networker-2 to Networking testsYesStreet docCustom(A,G,K,N)43
Ariel LopezPoor Networker-2 to Networking testsYesShamanic TalismongerGeneralist49
JewelsProfessional People Stabber, Unprofessional People Pleaser.Jewels is a nice guy, but often misunderstands their goals. When called, roll 1d6, on a roll of a 1, Jewels will do his best to do what you ask, but will do so with violence and intimidation at best, and deadly force at worst.YesPeople StabberService21
Jorgy PetersonProsperity GospelThe Lord provides to His faithful, granting wealth and success. For those who lack, well... It doesn't send a good message. Jorgy requires payment in nuyen for all services.YesEvangelist Car SalesmanGear30
Mary ChambersRace TraitorIn order to appeal to a larger audience in her starlet days, Horizon paid for her metatype reduction and trained her to suppress her cultural mannerisms. As a result she appear rather untroll-like, and has become disconnected from her old community. Most trolls and orcs take offense at this kind of betrayal, resulting in her being hated in those communities.YesBartenderService30
While Corf is Awakened, he is also a minecart. He can only travel via rail and ley lines (he manifests spectral rails when travelling via ley lines that don't follow railways)
Corf is just a minecart. He can't take much more than 3 or 4 runners and their gear, and even that seems like it shouldn't fit; he's already bigger on the inside. Magic, man, it do weird stuff.
YesHelpful Lil' MinecartService117
FaultyReal-World NaivetyFaulty doesn't understand the real world, only the Matrix, Foundations, Resonance, and Dissonance. All checks related to a topic other than those automatically gets 0 hits.YesFault SpriteService43
Ella "Unraveled" WyattUnreliable
Recovering Chiphead
The GM rolls in secret a 1d6. If they roll a one the contact will say, with complete confidence, that they will do the request or that they have the right information. They will then flake out or their information will be wrong. They will say they got the gear then accidentally sell it to another person.
Ella is a recovering chiphead who is battling depression. This may cause additional complications for her, making it even harder for her to offer help. On an Unreliable result of 2, Ella's has complications preventing her from helping which may be addressed by the runner with the additional investment of time, NuYen, or favors.
YesRecovering BTL AddictLegwork11
Ticket AgentRed StripesWithout speaking the language, you'll never really get to know each other.

This contact can understand English but will only speak to runners in Russian.

Unless fluent, subtract 1 from this contact's effective loyalty for each rank below 6 your character has in Russian.
YesTicket Booth OperatorFixer20
Gus From MarketingRomantically Desperate And CreepyWill try to date anyone who calls him. ANYONE.YesMarketing SpecialistNetworking11
SegFault's TeamSaeder-Krupp FugitivesThey are on the run from S-K, who are actively trying to kill them for betraying the corporation.YesShadowrunner TeamService41
Cassandra WithersSecretly A MantisCassandra is a Mantis Nymph Spirit (Masking with 18 dice as a Magic 3 Adept). She'll help you only if it furthers her own interests somehow (you're way too small to be much concern for her). Just calling her can cause a run complication with the FBI at GM Fiat.YesFBI LiaisonNetworking84
MillipedeSelectiveMillipede is great at gathering info, but only for topics that he thinks are worth his time. If it's not about Hyperpop or Matrix Crimes, he'll half-ass it and take a -2 to his knowledge roll.YesDeckerLegwork21
WeirdboiShamanic SurgeryWhile a skilled cybersurgeon, Weirdboi has spent most of his time studying the unique ways the Awakened body reacts to his surgery. -2 to all checks performed on or for non-Awakened individualsYesSkraacha CyberdocCustom(G,A,K,N)30
Eliza IrvingWork, Bitch
Short Attention Span
Liz is in a lot of debt, and works two full time jobs in order to pay it off. Connection tests for this contact ignore loyalty, and any time they're called the GM rolls 1d6. If the dice lands on 3 or above, Eliza is at work and unable to perform active checks for people below loyalty 5.
It's a common trope for the bartender to remember every average looking person who sits down for a beer. That isn't the case with Liz. If they don't catch her attention in some obnoxiously flashy way, her eyes glaze over and their name goes right through her brain. Liz takes a -4 to any networking checks made for people she'd consider boring (GM fiat). This typically means people with unremarkable appearances, muted personalities, and those who deliberately try to keep a low profile.
YesNightclub Bartender and Bubblegum GothNetworking20
Bruno PereiraShort on cashTaking care of a whole community is hard work and very expensive, sometimes he will need to ask for a bit more than usual. (roll a 1d6, on a 1 he will ask for 1d6 x 50 Nuyen more to help)YesVeteran sniperLegwork28
PriestTemperance is a VirturePriest is extremely disapproving of drugs, believing them to be a tool of oppression. If you are on drugs while talking to Priest (even something like long haul), you must get at least three successes on a con check. If you fail, Priest will launch into a rambling sermon on the corrupting poison you've put in your body. If your loyalty is below four, he will refuse to talk to you until you're sober. If it's four or above, he'll listen if you can convince him that it's a matter of life and death. In order to keep the contact, you must spend a week volunteering at his congregation.YesActivist FixerFixer31
Hanako ShinodaTerrible VisionsHanako is haunted by visions of many possible futures due to the strength of her gift. When contacting her, the GM secretly rolls 1d6. On a 1 Hanako may have information for you, but it is cloaked in prophecies about destruction and terrors soon to come.YesShiawase SeerLegwork63
Mucky MouseThe Happiest Place in Seattle... Or ElseDue to extensive modification of his body and mind, Mucky is incapable of saying something negative or malicious about anyone else. -2 to any Networking or Knowledge checks about non-happy subjectsYesTheme Park MascotGeneralist10
Father UrielThe Light of the LordWhile Father Uriel is understanding about the kind of work that happens in the shadows, he will not tolerate monsters, -2 to any roll done for an Infected PC, and -2 for any runner with a reputation for undue violenceYesOrder of the Temple SpymasterFixer50
Mack and HackThose Two IdiotsMack and Hack aren't the brightest of the bunch, and working together rarely means they'll be any smarter. In fact, they tend to urge each other towards more and more dangerous, stupid behavior - which, while fun to watch, isn't always productive. If the pair is ever called upon to work together at the same time, make a test of loyalty. If you fail, the pair have gotten distracted from whatever task you put them up to. The exacts are up to GM interpretation, but the consequences should always be at least inconvenient for the runners that tapped them. Bonus points if the duo is later encountered doing dumb shit and egging each other on.YesHalloweener TroublemakersCustom(A,K,N,G)11
Jet SetTime/DistanceJet Set is normally not one to stay idle, especially considering the upkeep costs for his ancient C-5 Galaxy. Most of the time he's running long distance routes in the Pacific. He is easy to contact at all times via satellite uplink but active and gear checks require a minimum 24 hour lead.YesC-5 Galaxy Owner/OperatorCustom(A,G,K,N)63
Doctors Malcolm & Ian CrichtonTrashed LabLook, man, things've been rough for the Crichtons recently. They're doing the best they can. The maximum value of gear they can lend on a run is halved.YesBioengineersCustom (K,G,A,N)31
Joe "Chops" BurtonUnreliableChops is pretty much always at work on something, so he tends to get a little frazzled. Being stuck in a smelter all day probably isn't good for your brain cells.YesModern-Day BlacksmithCustom(K, G, N, A)12
Dana Jessica BoatmanUnreliableThe GM rolls in secret a 1d6. If they roll a one the contact will say, with complete confidence, that they will do the request or that they have the right information. They will then flake out or their information will be wrong. They will say they got the gear then accidentally sell it to another person.YesTalismongerCustom (G,K,A,N)22
TanyaUnreliableThe GM rolls in secret a 1d6. If the roll a one the contact will say, with complete confidence, that they will do the request or that they have the right information. They will then flake out or their information will be wrong. They will say they got the gear then accidentally sell it to another person. (For Tanya, it's probably because she got kidnapped again. Don't worry, it's probably fine.)YesOtherCon AdvocateFixer28
Freda KeyUnreliableThe GM rolls in secret a 1d6. If the roll a one the contact will say, with complete confidence, that they will do the request or that they have the right information. They will then flake out or their information will be wrong. They will say they got the gear then accidentally sell it to another person.YesHedonistCustom (G, A, K, N)11
PelicanVehicular VendettaPelican has an archenemy, the smuggler Scarab. Every time Pelican is brought in by a PC for any active check or gear acquisition check, roll 1d6 in secret. on a 1, Scarab has chosen this time to strike! While neither smuggler will bring in any outsiders into their conflict, Scarab still has plenty of resources at his disposal. This will usually take the form of an attack on Pelican's vehicle(s), theft of his property, or framing him for some sort of crime, but can be other things depending on what would make sense in the situation. While Pelican is too stubborn to call for help, if left unassisted he won't be able to complete whatever service he was called in for, and the PCs may be dragged in anyways depending on the circumstances.YesSmugglerService20
Maisy GardnerVery OldRoll on the contact availability table (counting connection as 3 higher than normal) to determine if this contact is available at any given time.YesFixerFixer21
Fuego Fieri Firebrand the FourthWATER BADIt's hard being a fire spirit in Seattle, the place of the constant falling of water death from the sky! Fuego is impossible to find in the physical and very hard to find in the astral when it's actively raining. You're just going to have to wait until the bad water goes away.YesFree SpiritLegwork23
Halvor IngvarssonWantedWanted in the Scandinavian Union.YesTalismongerCustom(G,K,A,N)42
Mother KomodoWantedMother Komodo has angered multiple humans rights groups and more than a few Syndicates who have made a living off of the subjugation of her clients. A number of them would be happy to have her dead; and more than a few might have the money to put a price on her head.YesMetahuman Rights LawyerService43
The TrinityWantedTakashi is Wanted from Renraku for desertion, Missy is wanted from Knight Errant for the same and went missing before "processing", and Sharptooth essentially screwed over NeoHaven.YesShadowrunnersLegwork42
Vee-JayWe live in a society!Vee-Jay is concerned with the state of society, such as courtesy and fairness. Professional criminals do not fit his vision of improving society. If he knows your work is for crime Vee-Jay takes a -2 to any check he makes for you.YesBouncer/Doctorate StudentNetworking20
YoiJiWhen the going gets tough, I get goingWhen contacted and asked to do a favor YoiJi will outright refuse or will charge double for higher than rating 3 favors.YesNeo-Haven RunnerService32
The Cap'nWho Are Ye, Again?The Cap'n spends at least a quarter of his day black-out-drunk. When calling him, roll a d6; on a 1 or a 2 he will completely forget who you are. If this happens, the player's loyalty is treated as "1" for the duration of the task, unless a player provides him with some Sober Time.YesCap'nService12
Irena TachikovWorkaholicIrena doesn't have time for nonsense, attempting to contact her requires a loyalty check with a Threshold of 2 for her to pick upYesEVO Acquisitions ExpertGear61
Darla GeasYou're so... UninspiredDarla has the heart of an artist, and can't really vibe with anybody who doesn't. The cost to upgrade this contact's loyalty is doubled unless the player has either visible cyberware or the "distinctive style" quality.YesTechno Adept SculptorGear20
Jayden AndrewsYoung Children: TwinsWhen attempting to contact Andrews, roll 1d6. On a 1 he can only talk for 5 minutes to help with Knowledge skills as he is actively caring for his children.YesSecurity Guard/MuscleService23

Contacts With Negative Qualities Pending Approval

NameNegative AspectDescriptionApprovedProfessionArchetypeConnectionActive PCs with this Contact
Taranis Lú"Former" CyberterroristTaranis Lú is a former member of Ex Pacis, the group behind the Shutdown and part of the cause of Crash 2.0. Associating with Taranis Lú is the same in many minds as associating with terrorists and may cause additional social penalties.NoCollege ProfessorCustom(K,N,A,G)41
Onyx BlackActive TerroristDue to their nature as an extremely active coordinator of Neo-A terror attacks close watch is kept by outside groups on who contacts or is contacted by Onyx Black. Interested parties will be aware of your ties to them, for better or worse.NoNeo-A CoordinatorFixer51
MadActor LifeAs the main actor in a Trid Series that is working pretty well, Mad is often unavailable. When you try to contact him roll the contact avaibility like he was a connection rating of +2NoActor/VeteranNetworking30
KrimelinAlbinismKrimelin refuses to go outdoors personally during sunny weather and will only go outside during daytime whatsoever if your loyalty is 4 or above.NoFBI's Most WantedFixer31
IsisAstral BeaconThe astral signature of a character with the Astral Beacon quality is like, well, a beacon—highly visible on the astral plane. The signature also lasts twice as long as it would without the Astral Beacon quality and others assensing it receive a –1 to the threshold of their Assensing Test for gathering information about it.NoBook RestorerService10
Guillermo RodríguezAztechnology LoyalistWill never work against Aztechnology and will refuse to work with any runners who have a bounty with Aztechnology. If you contact him during a run and use the information provided to work against aztechnology roll a loyalty check. if it fails he immediately burns you. if it succeeds you owe him a chip to reearn favor with himNoAztechnology Asset Recovery Team Leader/HTRNetworking41
Xandra BarkirkisBackstabbedThe wound left by the betrayal of a previously trusted coworker is still there. Raising Loyalty above 2 costs double the CDPNoGenesis Magical R&DCustom (K,N,G,A)50
HathorBehind the CurtainIs either a member of a secret conspiracy or could not even be real, either way, has Machiavellian plans far beyond your run. When Hathor is used, roll a 1d6, on the roll of a 1, they will mock you and hang up, or give subtly adjusted information that, while true to what the players wish to do with it, may have unforeseen side effects. They will not return your calls for the rest of the run if this happens.NoArgus Operative and DatabrokerLegwork52
Steve RemingtonBurn NoticeThis character suffered the ill-fate of being burned in the intelligence community. They act carefully these days, suspicious of anyone that they do not deem loyal enough. The minimum loyalty of this contact is 2 and they may never be taken by characters with connections to intelligence agencies or foreign governments. In addition, they are reluctant to discuss their knowledge or contacts gained during their years as a spy.NoMerchant of DeathGear53
FaithCAS LoyalistFaith will not help with jobs in or against the country of CAS.NoMercenaryCustom(A,G,N,K)30
Papa D. CiCiCall Me PapaPapa Cici is very picky about what people call him. The Papa will not respondNoPizzarun ManagerFixer20
Repo ManChained HauntPhantoms are chained to a specific location and can very rarely leave it. If you need Repo Man's help, you'll need to go to him.NoLonely PhantomCustom(K,A,G,N)10
Dissonant Static
Clean Body, Clean Soul
St1tch hates the infected with a burning passion. If a character has more than 4 points of positive rep with an infected faction, they cannot take this contact. In addition, every point of rep gained afterwards results in 1 point of loyalty lost. If loyalty drops to 0, the contact is burned and will become actively hostile to the character.
While normally quiet and professional, the taint of dissonance in St1tch's aura occasionally rears its head. When calling this contact, the GM rolls 1d6 in secret. On a 5 or a 6 St1tch will become agitated, aggressive, and volatile. Any checks not relating to the purging of infected will cost 50% extra and take a -2 dice penalty. In addition, the checks will be performed with little to no regard for subtlety or collateral damage. If the player argues with St1tch or questions their methods, they must either take a chip or lose 1 loyalty. with the contact.
St1tch is a carrier of HMHVV, and is extremely cautious about preventing infection. She will not meet in person for anyone below loyalty 4, and will absolutely refuse to go anywhere with a large number of people. She's a hypochondriac, and carries around cleaning supplies to disinfect nearly every surface that she touches. Any active checks made in meatspace will take a -4 due to the difficulty of staying clean in a city as dirty as Seattle.
NoDissonant Technomancer and Anti-Infected CrusaderLegwork50
Ardella AlosiCowardly
He is not a very brave individual. Ardella never stands up directly for his believes. He'd rather deal with his problems indirectly.
Due to his upbringing, he never had any real contact, with the downtrodden, or with the shadow community. Most of his experience comes from watching trid shows, and we all know how accurate(Not) a picture those portray. As such he sees shadowrunners, as mostly brutish vigilantists who'd rarely do anything out of the kindness of their own hearth.
Liam MontgomeryCui BonoLiam will not litigate or make connections for a player unless it is to his benefit or the benefit of his wife. Unless the action otherwise assists Sarah Snow or himself, Premium (50% higher) payment rates or favors are required for Liam's assistance.NoLawyerCustom(A,K,N,G)40
Frederik KowalskiDragon SwornHe is fully sworn to advancing the bottomline of Saeder-Krupp and any action taken against Saeder-Krupp as a personal slight. He will not actively work against Saeder-Krupp and if he hears of any word of runners working against S-K he will burn the runners.NoS-K Manager and Asset HandlerFixer50
Eveline PowersEvo LoyalistEveline will absolutely not assist runners whom she knows to be acting against Evo, or whom she knows to have acted against Evo corporation in the past. Should she become aware that her PC contact is actively running against Evo or has done so in the past, reduced her loyalty to 0 immediately.NoEVO Security ExecutiveLegwork30
Danielle DaggettExtortedThis contact has an overriding obligation to its faction, and cannot act against their interests.NoFace ShadowrunnerCustom(A,N,K,G)30
Pump King JackExtraplanarJack swore to never enter the plane of mortals again. As a result, he can't do any Gear checks at all and any Networking or Active checks must be related to metaplanes.NoHalloween SpiritLegwork56
MedKitFirst, do no harm.MedKit is first and foremost a doctor and will not aid in acts that endanger life. This contact will refuse to make networking tests with any outside of the medical field. In addition, they will not make gear acquisition checks for lethal weapons including cyberweapons.NoDocWagon Senior Quartermaster50
Mrs. FrostHard to ImpressAs a Fixer, Mrs. Frost has worked with many Shadowrunners, and very few make a lasting impact on her. Her cold personality and steely gaze makes it hard to believe that she's capable of feeling for anyone other than herself. Increasing Loyalty with this contact requires the following equation: New Rating x 4 CDP.NoHead LibrarianFixer(N,K,A,G)50
G-OldHeart of G-OldWhile G-Old understands runners do need to kill in their line of work, the deaths of civilians or innocents is unacceptable. G-Old will refuse to work with runners if he finds out that their actions directly lead to the deaths of innocent lives while on a run. The only way to atone is to do "community service" in the form of hooding for him.NoEx-Knight Errant CaptainFixer52
Clyde MurphyHorrible LiarIn a world where everyone lies, Clyde is the single exception. He is able to scurt around the truth but in the end, he is terrible at it. With that being said, Clyde will not discuss crimes or aid runners in a way that could get his superiors to question him. What can he say, he cannot lie.NoKE OfficerGear20
Fourty-FourI Was Worked RaggedDue to the intensive Merc Life Fourty-Four has several chronic issues that could prevent him from appearing when requested. Roll 1d6 when the contact is asked to make an Active Roll and on a 1 he is busy at a chiropractor or doctor having his body taken care of.NoGunman for HireService21
Night Claws(Contact)I trust you chummer!NC does not want to have the sworn enemy of Technomany to find out where he is untill he´s big enough that it would not cause problems. If the Loyalty is 3 or lower and this contact is being called on a run against MCT, make an Availability test with the Connection +3. "Nothing pesonal, chummer." For every Loyality level above 3 reduce the penalty by 1.NoTechnomancer/TeacherCustom (A,N,K,G)43
Greasy EddieLook pal, this ain't my stuffGreasy Eddie isn't an expert in magical stuff, nor cutting edge brain bioware, nor much else really, and he doesn't lie about it. He suffers a -5 to all gear checks that are not covered by his aspects.NoMechanicCustom(G,A,K,N)20
Elijah RosewoodLow CredentialsElijah isn't exactly the most influential man in his worklace, and rarely has access on classified informations.NoCorporate HeadhunterNetworking10
ToltecohNaive MagicianHe doesn't know about twisted magic (Blood, Shadow, Insect, Toxic, etc).NoAztec PriestLegwork12
Matthew ReyesNo Man's SlaveTreat this contact's loyalty as 1 lower for the purpose of availability reduction.NoGun RunnerGear51
FonzNo Pomp, No Style, No ServiceRefuses to assist any individual without style as well as anyone associated with them during a job in which one of his runners is involved.NoOwner of the Vintage Styles Hair SalonFixer51
Juan "Guapo" ManuelNot a morning personJuan likes to sleep in and is rarely up before noon. Don't expect him to pick up his commlink between 4:00 and 12:00 after a big job or a night on the town. If you insist on meeting with him in the morning, bring soykaf, and make it a double.NoService11
KanaOath BoundThis contact is bound by an oath of secrecy and will not reveal important information about the Kenran-Kai or assist in anything that might harm them, on pain of death.NoYakuzaLegwork41
WusanOcean Bound
Spirit Bound
Wusan is bound to the waters that they serve; namely the Pacific Ocean. They can respond to those who have the capability of contacting them from any point within those waters, but cannot leave them.
Long ago, Wusan's Spirit Formula was bond to a drift woood staff, that can be used to control Wusan directly. Wusan harbors only vengeance against those who would control them in this manner, and will do anything in their power to regain their staff.
NoOverlord of the SeasService52
HollidayPatience for PerfectionDue to her want to create only the best possible magical compounds and items Holliday can have a difficult time settling for less than the best components. Double the wait-time for failed item acquisition rolls.NoRoving TalismongerGear50
The MoversPlease Sign on The Dotted LineThe Movers are very particular about paperwork as it key to any delivery. When picking up something the item will need to be signed for, and when an item is delivered it needs to be signed for. If an item is not signed for remove 1 Loyalty and the item is not delivered as The Movers have no obligation to move something without proper paperwork.NoMoversService20
TirinPrejudiced: Non-ElvesSkeptical of non-elves. -2 dice pool to anyone attempting to con or negotiate with Tirin unless there is an elf in the party.NoTir Intelligence OperativeFixer50
Aaron KnightQuick to AngerAaron has a short fuse, and is a busy man. If your 'elevator pitch' takes longer than 30 seconds (timed by GM), you will be put on hold to 'verify' your story. This hold will last until Aaron has regained his composure, up to 1d6 hours.NoJournalistCustom(K,N,A,G)40
Dylan MontgomeryRehabilitation not Co-ConspirationDylan is more than happy to try and help people rehabilitate into polite society however he absolutely refuses to be party to criminals not looking to reform. Contact is lost if any heat is brought to the Diner by a runner he is attached to or if he learns of a criminals active dealings.NoService10
Carter StevensSmall fish in a big world
Utter Coward
Carter is not used to social mobility and has no skill for it. Requires thematics approval to improve the connection above 3, and a dedicated run to improve above 6.
Always roll an availability test on this contact with their connection 5 higher than normal if the runner's request brings them into danger.
PitcherUp and Coming MusicianPitcher has recently tried to get into the music scene and they're taking it very seriously. Roll 1d6 and they will only answer on a 5 or 6, otherwise they're pre-occupied with their band.NoFixer20
HollyhockVisions Within the SmokeHollyhock is addicted to both Oneri and Deepweed and is almost constantly using them. On calling this contact roll a 1d6 and on a 1 she is high and seeing visions that are useless to both her and the runners. That does not mean that she doesn't think that the visions are incredibly important and will explain in detail what she is seeing in the visions to the runner. (Up to GM Discretion)NoInfected Community LeaderService20
FiendestWantedFie may or may not have eaten her former boss alive as a form of resignation. As a result, there's a 75,000 Nuyen bounty for her head by Lone Star.NoHMHVV FanaticFixer22
Felix "The Owl" SmithWantedStole from Wuxing in Hong Kong and was able to escape to Seattle and is being actively hunted.NoAlchemistService10
SvyetaYakuza PariahWith her past, she is always weary of getting tangled in again with the big Y. She will be incredibly weary of doing stuff with/against Shiawase and Renraku, and will outright refuse to get involved in anything that concerns MCT or the Yakuza itself even tangentially.NoFixerFixer(G,K,A,N)40
Vasily GorbunovZa zdarovye!Vasily appreciates alcohol a little too much. While he never lets it affect the quality of his work, it does affect his working hours. Work takes 2d6 days longer to complete.NoAuto MechanicService20

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