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Shadowrunner Journal 002
Good work is hard to come by...

Our friends in the darkness have been busy. There has been many plots to be unraveled, and not enough time to do such. The unorthodox group of would be Shadowrunners, seem to be falling into their lines, and finding their purpose in the growing and established company that is forming.

Their latest adventures consist of not so easy tasks, and not so easy individuals. The runners received a call from a fairly trusted associate by the name Wook about a job with another organization, and of course Wook had no clue of the details but wanted this favor by the runners. Upon calling, one individual had caused ripples with their would-be employer, by the name of “El Nino”, luckily enough WholesaleVirus managed to smooth things over, and rise up the value of the job a little. The job at hand was against someone very dangerous. This someone wasn’t just one, but an entire company, an entire Triple A Corporation, and not just any Triple A Corporation: Aztechnology. This didn’t set well with any of the runners, but it was work, and it was work that especially needed to be done.

The group fired off an assault on the truck shipping zoogari tree logs. The task was simple enough for the runners, either steal the logs, or destroy them completely. In the end, against their enemy… the group destroyed the logs in a heap of burning wood and metal. This was an expensive run for the group, though the ending left them with more information traded from Wook for the runners help, and possibilities of other natures.

Though the despite licking their wounds… work continued to flow. With the last job costing more than receiving in, the group decided they needed more work. Work that pays. Collectively, everyone started calling fixers they knew, and one came through. Dickwhistle had called Kimberly back with some work. It sounded like easy work, which made most of the group suspicious… and considering their latest luck with jobs… they had every reason to be. The job was with a sleazy, not to be trusted, but ironic named: Honest Sal. The job seemed straight forward and just a simple repo job… though it did quickly grow more and more complicated.

Through ingenious efforts on everyone’s behalf, they managed to get all the appropriate information possible to get a very scheduled meeting with the unfortunate man who fell behind in his payments, and in the long run… help very private Yak.

Shadowrunner Journal 001
A Yakuza Plot

The day started like none other. Everyone doing there own thing, and waiting for work. Not just any work, but the work of the… illegal nature. J.T. got the call for the nights job. A strange man naming himself just simply, “Mr. Johnson” was on the line. That type of name is not uncommon considering the line of work. Everyone wants to keep hidden, and not let on to anyone who they really are. People have families to protect, people have themselves to protect, and lastly people have their riches to protect. All very important. J.T. took the job, and needed to put a crew together. J.T. had a regular group of guys that he had been running with lately, but whichever reason were not available, so the man had to dip into the bottom the barrel and reach out to a guy he wasn’t overly eager to work with… a man with a distrusted rep… a disastrous rep to put it more appropriately… the hacker WholesaleVirus. This man was in need of work. His own desire for money true to heart. Since getting burned, he had been trying to dig himself out of his hole and get his name cleared for what it once was. Losing everything, and his big retiring payday was devastating, so when J.T. called with work… it was simply a yes. Hinto Catori “Blue Spirit” was naturally in, the new found roommate to the Irish hacker, and with a quick call to Doc, that made a team of four, and Doc was bringing someone he knew to play the role of their fifth, and that someone was a troll by the name Brom… who was promptly nicknamed; Tri-Pod.

The meeting with Mr. Johnson was what it was expected it to be… a bunch of cloak and daggers shit. It was a simple job, too simple for the likes of WholesaleVirus. He was suspicious from the start, and knew something was amiss. Like… a bomb was in place. But everyone dismissed his claims, but the suspicion got the price paid to 22,000 nyuen for the job. A nice little chunk of change to be said. The meeting ended, and the crew moved off to their job which was right there in the warehouse district.

They made their trek to the warehouse which held the crate of suspect, and upon investigation of the warehouse they figured out their best route into the building and made action. The five worked well as a team and infiltrated the warehouse. The guards in the warehouse were taken out in a quick and organized fashion, and there was their goal. A large wooden crate to be delivered to the Mr. Johnson for their payment. Except there was a hick-up in the plan, a very large hick-up. The crate… was indeed a bomb. Designed to take out the one and only J.T. Needless to say, WholesaleVirus didn’t hesitate to express the importance of his being right about the crate. Once the crate was detonated, a Yakuza assault team started moving in on them.

The job was a bust. There was no pay. There was blood shed. Now there was revenge on the minds of the survivors.

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