The Nightmare...

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The Nightmare...
Part of Nightmare Mode
Date2081-03-12
GMDoom
LocationLondon, England
Factions Involved
ShadowHaven
Cyber Knight
Mars
Kara
Trash Panda
NDEDIU


Summary

The gang flies to London to find a murderer. The murderer, a Nosferatu mysad, finds them instead. He's then promptly murdered.

Background

The National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit are seeking help to solve a series of brutal murders of prostitutes in London.

The Meet

The team meets the Johnson in the SeaTac airport business lounge, and explains the situation. There is a slight kerfluffle concerning the J's organization accessing the team's vehicles, but once that it is resolved the team loads their gear onto a private plane to skip across the pond, to Kara's dismay.


The Run

Once in London, the team head to a police morgue where the bodies from the killings are being kept. They start reading police reports and doing their own forensic work, and have just about concluded that the injuries are consistent with a Nosferatu when the lights go out in the precinct and they hear screams from upstairs. Trash Panda astrally projects up there to see what's what, and comes face-to-face with the dual-natured bugger. She multicasts a good number of mana barriers around the thing, then decides that discretion is the better part of valor and retreats back downstairs to the morgue. She informs the team of the situation up there, and the team advances up the stairs to engage the Nosferatu. They're confounded by the Nosferatu's illusion spells for a while, but after a bit it drops them in favor of more direct combat. There is an extended fight featuring Kara and Trash Panda summoning spirits and casting spells, Cyber Knight tanking and shooting bows, and Mars spurring. Eventually Cyber Knight knock the Nosferatu out with an arrow and it falls onto the roof of the building. Kara makes a ramp with Physical Barrier which Mars uses to get up there to try and finish off the unconscious Nosferatu with Spurs. Unfortunately the Nosferatu wakes up and grabs him. Fighting resumes during which the Nosferatu knocks out Mars and nearly kills him. After another back-and-forth, Trash Panda finishes off the Nosferatu with a Sunbeam. The team spot another creature of the night retreating from a nearby building before reporting mission complete to the J.

Aftermath

The team takes a suborbital back to Seattle and get paid without issue.

Rewards

24k, 2 karma, 2 CDP

Game Quotes

Player After Action Reports (AARs)

Cyber Knight: Well this was anti-climactic! So I got hired by this British looking mofo you see to investigate a series of murders of prostitutes all the way in London! Like, sir, do you have a dearth of shadowrunners in London? Anyway pay is pay. So turns out its this Nosferatu motherfagger masquerading as some Jack the Ripper wannabe and it thought it was a good idea to face me in the beginning of the investigation to strike terror in my heart. You know the cybork knight with a big fragging sword that slices whole buildings. Needless to say he didn't last very long. As soon as he dropped his illusion tricks it was only a matter of time before I shot him out of the air with a well placed arrow. Poor Mars got bitten like a hipster biting on a vegan guacamole taco from taco temple but at least she didn't turn so all is good. Turns out there is more of those bald uglies than the one we killed. Anyway not my problem. I don't live in London and I have enough infected issues in Redmond alone.