Five Points

Session 01
A Night of Sin

An enigmatic intruder by the name of Sawyer Cole introduced herself to four would be shadowrunners.

Eliot Trinsdale, a technomantic elf struggling to provide for his sister, logged off of the matrix and was shocked to find she had invited herself in to his small apartment.

Bailey, a cat burglar with a chip on her shoulder, had a chance encounter with her in a pet shop that led to a luncheon that turned out to be more business than pleasure.

Atwater Stanly, a respectable business man leading a dangerous double life as Mr. Exotica, returned to his office from a meeting and found a pleasant surprise in the form of a beautiful woman with an arousing proposal.

Ai Wo, a yakuza affiliate and implacable professional, found his squalid sanctum disturbed by a datastick containing a message and a vexing chore.

All four were invited to Original Sin and all four accepted. At the monumental night club, the four were introduced to each other and fifth individual, an offbeat bouncer named Sammy. After introductions, they were given a contract for a very simple run, moving a vehicle from one location to another.

The five strangers spent a day getting to know each other and plan for their upcoming run. Bailey and Ai Wo discussed the nature and capability of their magics while the remaining three took stock of their supplies and equipment. They scouted their target and the surrounding area making sure not to take their assignment at face value. This proved to be a worthwhile endeavour as their run became anything but simple.

They became unwitting distractions as part of a larger operation. While attempting to move the vehicle as per their contract, the group was approached by a Bastille convoy they were told would be in the area much later. An explosion emanating from the convoy ensured that it would not be a quiet night. Fortunately the explosion and ambush took the focus of the Bastille guards and gave the group time enough to fulfill their contract. As they retreated, Sammy received a mysterious container from an injured acquaintance.

After the run Eliot discovered that his identity may have been compromised and called his sister Keaira to get her out of the house. They rendezvoused with his sister and proceeded to a safe location. Maria Weiss and Sammy’s apartment. With a chance to breathe, they relaxed and began to work at opening the container Sammy received. After a concerted effort they were able to open it and reveal its contents. None were prepared to find the unconscious form of a young pixie woman.

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Session 02
Communication Problem

The group was ill suited to handle the problem the mysterious pixie presented them. They were unable to communicate with her. She did not speak English and the language she spoke couldn’t be identified by any of their resources. After some research and debate they hatched a plan to steal a prototype translation device from Beacon University. They approached it like any run, scouting their location, planning contingencies, and coordinating their efforts, they even planned to steal some useful foci should the translator fail.

The group was successful in snatching the translator but decided to abandon the foci in order to make a quick escape. After fleeing the scene and determining all was well they eventually brought the translator to Maria. During the fall out, poor Eliot discovered he was identified as having attacked Professor Roger Povenmire, Beacon’s Head of Magical Research. It was at this point that Maria revealed Sammy’s true nature as SAM1, Sentient Android Mark 1. Afterwards she installed the translator, allowing the pixie to speak clearly for the first time.

No longer lost in translation, the pixie has made an ardent plea. Her power and her past remain a mystery and only her desperation shows. She is hunted by some of the powerful figures in the city and protected only by a gang of mysterious strangers. In a city of shadows and lies, its difficult to trust those closest to you. How can a pixie, who’s fate is not hers to control, trust strangers in a strange city? How can they trust each other? Perhaps they can’t. Shadows grow darker in this city.

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Session 03
Welcome to Cliff's

The week that followed marked an effort by the group to reestablish a sense of normality. This began with Eliot Trinsdale contacting the Viridian Shield for assistance. While there he arranged for Keaira’s education and fake SINs for both of them. Afterwards, he met with Priscilla Snow for freelance work as a spider.

Meanwhile, Ai Wo was contacted to return a favor for Ms. Gallach. Acting as a courier, he delivered a payment for the owner of a pet shop in Williamsburg to a hotel in Arcadia. After completing this task, by chance, he spotted Sawyer Cole. Curious, he attempted to follow her along the streets. He followed her closely, until he felt he was arousing to much suspicion and, forgetting he could literally fade from sight, gave up.

The week proceeded as normal for most everyone else, until Atwater followed a piece of advice given by another runner and proceeded to find Cliff’s Diner. He wined and dined, enjoying the pie and unique company and brought his fellow runners along the following night. They spoke with several runners and shady individuals in order to find a profitable run. They decided on a simple delivery for the Yakuza and arranged a meeting to discuss the details of their contract. Surely this marked the beginning of a normal life in the shadows of Warren.

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Session 05
Safe at Home

To: Wada Tomiyori
Personal Report – Ai Wo

My friend, as you know, today a deal was made. In fact, many deals were made. But let’s begin with the first. The group of runners I have come to begin to work with reached a decision during my unconsciousness from the previous week’s run, and elected not to go with the offered Police Station, but the basement of a bar in Arcadia, called Greenbacks. It is a spacious location that all told will cost us ¥8,000 per month. It does have space for a magical lodge, so there is that.

The decision was made none too soon. SAM1’s companion, Maria, was quite pleased to see us leave. In return for her help and service, she requested a favor of us; namely a request for us to raid a RepliTouch clinic for some rather expensive and high end cyberware. While the heist would likely have been able to pay the safehouse for a month, our debt to Maria was that large, and the favor was quite warranted. Especially with the likely costs she will incur cleaning my blood from the couch on which I was stuck for days.

Before leaving however, Kiera had a few choice words for me. For one so young, she is quite wise, if blunt. She pointed out my lack of gratitude for Elliot saving my life on our previous run; and she was right.

Our move to the safehouse, despite the pain, went smoothly with a single exception. Apparently SAM1 drives an unregistered vehicle, as I found out with a near heart attack when he found himself pulled over. However, beyond this, we were able to slide in under our cover of delivery drivers, and get our gear into the safehouse. With no one else present, casing the joint, I spent some time avoiding stir craziness by designing some potential layouts for what will become my new home.

Elliot and Bailey were sent to case out the RepliTouch clinic we had been directed to. While Eliot spoke with those at the front counter, ‘browsing’, Bailey showed some level of competence to request a blood sample be taken to determine her compatibility for cyberware, which got her into the Clinic’s back room under legitimate auspices. Impressively enough, for acting like what one would call an airhead on most days, she had the presence of mind to nick the access badge of one of the workers. Thankfully, the run would be that night, meaning we likely wouldn’t have an issue with it no longer working.

Upon their return, and just before the run, I presented Ellot with a gift, a repayment of my debt. A commlink, in a custom form factor to appear as a deck, preloaded with a wrapper program; to protect him from appearing as a technomancer at first glance.

It’s amazing what can happen when the oaf is not present on a run. With a casting of Invisibility from myself, her own silent footfalls, and the technological assistance of Ellot, we were able to steal every single item on Maria‘s list, every single item on Bailey’s Fence’s list, and a few other odds and ends without raising a single alarm. Even during the getaway.

I pray this is my first report of many, as you have quickly reminded me Wada, that my lack of attention to our relationship is unacceptable in many ways. Your call today has been noted, and I will gain the cooperation of two of my companions for your fighting competition this Sunday, as requested. Please provide me time, my friend, I will inform you as soon as I have gained their cooperation.

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Session 06
Fight Night

Following, an explosive run that left Ai Wo near death, the party took time to recover. During this time Ai Wo was contacted by Wada Tomoyori and offered an opportunity to make up for a previous faux pas. Ai Wo enlisted his companions in a formal fighting event hosted by the Inoki Lions.

Eager for an exciting opportunity, the team agreed on the spot. At the end of the week, the group traveled to Raioken Gym where they met Wada and Genji-Sensei. Genji made an assessment of their abilities while Wada filled them in on the details of the event. Quite pleased with what they saw and heard, the two Lions gave SAM1 and Bailey positions on the fight card and invited their companions to attend the event.

On Sunday, the group arrived at Kogane no Kiku, one of the many casinos in Arcadia. Upon their arrival, the group was split up according to the needs of their host. The fighters were taken to a preparation area, spectators were brought to a lounge to await opening ceremonies, and Ai Wo was given a special assignment, that would prove most difficult.

Before the fights began, Mr. Exotica and Eliot Trinsdale took the opportunity to mingle with other guests. After placing some bets, they were ushered into the viewing area. Bailey was placed in a 10 person free for all was quickly eliminated. SAM1 fared much better and won a boxing match by decision against an imposing troll. All the while, Ai Wo was forced to attend to the whims of an overbearing and condescending business man.

Over the course of the evening, especially during the intermission and reception following the event, the party met several interesting individuals. Mr. Exotica and Mr. Trinsdale met a gentlemen named Williams who gave them advice on gambling. Mr. Exotica tried to pry information from two people, Mirran, a beautiful woman with fetching eyes and a mysterious gentlemen carrying a briefcase. SAM1 and Bailey met several fighters and trainers including an old troll named Lucca. Several party members tried to get in touch with ZiZi, a beautiful performer who was a guest of the casino.

Partway through the evening, Eliot was contacted to perform his duties as a spider for Viridian Shield. This led to a chance encounter with two powerful technomancers the Webbs. This chance meeting proved to be quite eventful and led to Eliot being forcibly removed from the building. When the evening concluded, the group went their separate ways and Ai Wo returned to the safe house, assured in the knowledge that Wada Tomoyori was quite pleased and that his grievance had been settled.

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Session 07
Lost Little Lamb

Warren is a dangerous city. Never has that been more apparent to our heroes, then the night Keaira was kidnapped. Whether by chance or design she disappeared into the night. At the behest of Saoirse, Maria and SAM1 gathered the team to track down Keaira and her abductors. Saoirse pled witht the group to rescue her friend and offered to reward them, as though it were a Run. They were able to gather clues and interview bystanders. Eventually, they tracked down a key suspect, Abraham Knight.

Abraham was smitten by Keaira but seemed incapable of the act. Unable to prove his guilt and running short on ideas, Eliot turned to the private investigator, Priscilla Snow. She aided with the investigation while Atwater interviewed a local gang. This lead them to a particular vehicle, which in turn led to a Doki Doki Pachinko, a yakuza controlled establishment.

Unwilling to engage in a firefight, the yakuza sold Keaira’s location while withholding their benefactor. A minor breakin lead to Keaira’s rescue and a happy reunion. A relieved and elated Saoirse repaid the group with her only treasure. She told the party REDACTED and the reason she is so desired and hunted.

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Session 08
Everyone's a Critic

As exhaustion and anxiety gave way to relief and comfort, the party was unable to fend off sleep. They retired with only one task schedule for the next day and when they awoke, proceeded to move Saoirse and her translator into the safehouse at Greenbacks. With the chaos of the previous night and its fallout settled, the party looks toward more practical matters with apprehension and excitement. It is a new day in the city of Warren, the shadows ebb in the morning sun. It is time to reflect, to work, to find new opportunities for the shadows’ inevitable descent.

The first to find such an opportunity was Bailey. While tending to her cats and visiting Ms. Donner at Critter Care, she received a summons from Isaac Prendre. Isaac had an extremely lucrative job offer that included 125,000Y to lift a painting from Ascendant Towers as well as several other targets of lesser value. Dazzled by the offer, Bailey quickly brought it to her companions. With expenses piling up, and no other opportunities on the horizon, the group agreed to attempt the heist.

Before Eliot could assist in the upcoming run, he had to meet with Priscilla Snow. The surly detective asked about Keaira‘s well being and chewed his head off for continuing to run. She directed Eliot to check with Shield’s Office to stay up to date. Afterwards he returned to Snow who introduced him to Mr. Morales who expressed interest in his history and capabilities.

The group spent the week preparing for the heist, doing everything they could to learn about Rise, the Towers, their target, and any obstacles to their success. They learned that Rise would be celebrating its corporate anniversary within a matter of days. Atwater discovered that Mrs. Caldwell had received an invitation to the event and convinced her to transfer the invitation to him.

Using the information they had gathered, Atwater attended the event while the rest of the group infiltrated the building. While mingling with party goers, Atwater was able to pinpoint the location of their target and fed that information to his allies. Eliot, SAM1, and Bailey made their way toward the target. After weaving through security, the group finally entered the conference room housing the painting. Fate being fickle, they found no painting, only an empty frame surrounding the words ‘Happy Anniversary’ and a strange symbol. On the conference desk they found an apology; ‘Sorry to disappoint, good luck’ -M.

All was not lost. Isaac had given them a veritable shopping list and the party was able to find many of the items on it. Unfortunately, security finally caught on to their presence. They were quickly engaged and a fire fight broke out. Meanwhile, the festivities Atwater was enjoying were cut short. This was the inevitable result of such an alarm. Not wanting to draw attention, he calmly shuffled out with the rest of the guests. The rest of the party had a more dynamic egress. They fought their way to the elevators, eventually ascending all the way to the roof. With HTR quickly approaching they began to descend the side of the building. SAM1 used his grapple gun to run a rope to a nearby rooftop.

As the party slowly traversed the line, SAM1 was able to spot something bizarre. A masked figure, clad in tactical gear was watching from a nearby outcropping. They had more immediate concerns as the line broke from its mooring just as the last of them escaped. SAM1’s loyal grapple gun did not survive. Ai Wo, ever curious, immediately entered the astral plane in an effort to track the mysterious individual. He followed them to somewhere in Breakwater before the trail ran cold. Ultimately, he party was unable to secure their grand prize, but the goods they had stolen took much of the sting from their failure. For hosts, guests, and thieves, the party was over and it was time to rest.

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Session 09
Payday

It can be difficult to manage the dangers of being a shadowrunner and the responsibilities of everyday life. The weight of this fact was not felt as the shadowrunners received their largest payment to date. After some well deserved rest, the party met with the sponsor for their job Isaac Prendre. As he combed over the party’s haul, he spoke with them about the missing painting and the individual known as ‘M’. He informed them that it was likely an expert thief by the name of ‘Mischief’ but knew little else. After everything was tallied and bargained for, the party walked away with just over 100,000Y. Isaac abruptly wished them well and shooed them away.

The runners spent the week taking care of their responsibilities and planning how to spend their ill gotten gains. The week was decidedly less exciting than the weekend, but still had its memorable moments.

Mr. Stanly broke bred with his peculiar boss Ms. Caldwell. Oddly, at least for her, she was concerned for his safety following the incident at Ascendant Towers. He also heard from Blythe Banks and Benson Sorrenstein. Mr. Sorrenstein was tickled by the coincident that the painting they had discussed at the party wound up stolen that same night. It wasn’t until after the call had ended that Mr. Stanly realized the concern he should have felt at that moment.

The Trinsdales and Weisses had a family outing to the Galleria. They even brought along a certain fairy. Maria relaxed her paranoid nature for the evening and allowed Keaira the freedom to enjoy her first night out since her kidnapping. The two young friends were extremely grateful to be reunited and spoke for most of the evening with the aide of a translation spell. The others were glad to have time to relax and planned to make these outings more regular. Later in the evening, Maria spoke with the two runners about ways to improve and expand SAM1’s capabilities.

Meanwhile, Bailey managed her furry children, a notable task given one of them seemed posessed (Literally?). She returned to her home with a fresh stock of supplies from Ms. Donner. One of her cats, normally well behaved, began to act very strangely. It seemed to stare at her and its actions seemed deliberate. It climbed a shelf and knocked a small picture frame to the floor. When Bailey returned it, the cat repeated the action. She meditated on this odd occurrence for a while before dismissing it as the actions of a spoiled brat of a cat.

Later in the week, the group spent an evening at Cliff’s Diner. Not wanting to rest on their laurels, they sought new opportunities. While there, they spotted a familiar set of twins, who delighted in teasing Eliot over their previous encounter. They found a few promising prospects. The Webbs were looking for a team to protect a RepliTouch employee and they also spoke with a gentleman looking to sabotage a Bastille warehouse. On the way out, Mr. Stanly spoke with an woman who appeared to be a prostitute. Ironically, she was the one looking to hire someone. Specifically, a team of runners willing to datasteal from Terraplex. The party soon returned to their homes to weigh their options and get some rest.

Mr. Stanly, couldn’t avoid finding more work. The next evening, during one of his ‘exotic’ ventures he was interrupted by an orc woman. She approached him and seemed to know of his reputation and skills. She offered a simple job for a man of his specific talents and company. Before departing, she requested a photograph of the handsome orc, who gleefully obliged.

Always on the hunt for more nuyen, the group decided to attempt a pair of these runs. Perhaps looking to curry favor with the powerful Mercenary Kings they elected to take up the Webbs’ offer. They also decided to see what sort of run Mr. Exotica had been specifically sought out for. Their success would depends on careful planning, logistics, and some degree of restraint. Heaven help us.

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Session 10 - A
Movie Night

The runners took to the job offered by the Webb twins. They were to meet with an employee of RepliTouch and ensure his safety. The employee was a technomancer looking for physical security while he attempted a submersion.

The party met the employee, Mr. Chevalier at a hotel where he had booked a room for a few nights. The party had a difficult time spotting Mr. Chevalier. He was very convincingly crossdressed in an outfit that would have looked more appropriate on a private school girl. None of the runners questioned his attire at the time and focused on their responsibility.

They hit their first snag when they discovered that the room they had booked was unavailable. It seemed that a recent fire had shut down a floor of the busy hotel. With a limited time frame and no other rooms available, the runners contacted their employers. After some wait and comforting Mr. Chevalier the group was informed of an ad-hoc alternative. They were to go to a nearby Trideo Cineplex where a theater had been rented out for twenty four hours.

Once there, Mr. Chevalier quickly made himself comfortable and began his submersion. Meanwhile, the runners set up physical security using supplies they had recently purchased, arranging sensors and other contingencies. Lich worked on the Matrix to ensure that their stay would be extend for at least two more days.

The party encountered a few difficulties. The staff of the Trideo Theater were a constant annoyance and risked stumbling upon their true activities. Additionally, Lich had to obfuscate Mr. Chevalier’s activities from other Personas. This was relatively easy for the technomancer, though he also had to cover for him and respond to calls and messages from his many coworkers.

Ai Wo and Bailey worked together to convince the staff to maintain the groups privacy. They also smoothed over the scheduling errors caused by Lich’s activity. They even agreed to share the theater with a small group of avid Horror Trideo fans. Mr. Chevalier emerged from his submersion after about sixty hours.

Once awoken, the technomancer reassessed his surroundings and quickly asked to leave the theater. Once fed and reoriented he thanked the runners for their careful watch parted ways with them. The runners, returned to their homes after a very long and very unexpected night at the movies.

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Session 10 - B
Swimsuit Edition
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