In the movies

By | October 16, 2011

Had our second session of re-commenced Shadowrun game last night.

Following the rescue of TinMan, the Seattle news has been filled with stories of The Ancients, an Elven gang, disrupting the rehabilitation of a prisoner in the Zoological Gardens.  Pundits criticise metahumans undermining the authority of UCAS and  Humanis Policlub are milking the story for all they can. Not the best of times for Elves in Seattle.

Whilst Tinman recovers under the care of Kitsune, Smiley calls Brian and asks the runners to meet Slade, a runner and courier, at the Gray Line Restaurant.  The job seems pretty sweet: keep an eye on Slade’s vintage Red Samurai armour, get to meet ‘Big’ Ben Howard, the famous director, and perhaps meet the famous Trid star, Pandora.

The team get through the fans and the security and join the set at the Space Needle restaurant for filming of  ‘a fistful of credsticks’.  Bob’s bowels lead him to settling himself in the lavatory with his commlink, whilst Brian has a chat to the film company’s security chief, Enigmo tries to find extra work as a special effects Mage, and Alex sees to the armour being delivered to the actors.

Filming begins: Jenny Freelance (Pandora) begins negotiation with the Johnson… the elevator dings and to Ben’s disgust, a crowd of fans rushes out of the elevator towards Pandora.  Alex returns to the armour to find the actors KO’d and three runners trying to remove the armour….  Alex leaps into action.  Meanwhile, Enigmo veils Pandora as she moves behind Brian, and his stun baton mows down the fans approach.  Brian meanwhile speeds up his hack, getting security access to the restaurant’s node and closes down the elevator.

Enigmo’s air spirit tells him that a Mage that was perceiving the restaurant has now returned his astral form to his body, and is in the restaurant.  Enigmo identifies the mage amongst the fans, and Brian moves to confront him as an Ork steps out to intercept him.  Alex by this time has managed to defeat two of the three runners with the third realizing he has no chances in melee combat against Alex’s adept-fuelled martial arts.  Brian dispatches the Ork and moves towards the Mage, already stunned by his flash grenade, but is hit by a stunbolt despite Enigmo’s countermagic.  Bob finds that a hacker is trying to wrestle control of the node from him and ruthlessly launches his BlackHammer program: the Hacker, realizing he is outclassed, tries to jackout but the IC prevents him and due to the hot VR, the IC fries him.  The runners notice a slim Mexican-looking man collapse in the restaurant, blood pouring from his ears, eyes and nose. Enigmo summons and directs a fire spirit, and together with Brian and a manabolt, the Mage falls.

 

We finished the session with the enemy runner team, or at least those that lived, being taken away by the security and the Doc Wagon taking the rest to the morgue.  Pandora is extremely grateful to the team and her manager, Richard Fermin, offers the ongoing security work in LA during the rest of the filming….

 

 

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  1. Striker

    Well an interesting couple of day all told. After receiving the call from our fixer Smiley; Enigmo, Bob, Alex and I met up with the Johnson ‘Slade’ who turns out to be a Good Old Boy who collects rare artefacts.

    Turns out some of his rare objects are to be used in a big Trid production that is being shot by ‘Big’ Ben Horwood in the Seattle Space Needle and Slade wants to act as security on his property while in transit and on the set. Needless to say we accepted the job and Slade bought us a fish dinner…. Nice :)

    So the first delivery is four suits of ‘Original’ Red Samurai battle armour, just to be sure we tagged each suit with a tracker RFID and proceeded with the delivery to the Space Needle. As you would expect there were large crowds around the Needle being kept back by the productions own security group Pathfinder but it took little effort to get in which was a worry; Enigmo had been running a watcher spirit that told us that someone else was watching the Needle from the astral sphere; could be nothing.. what’s the bets?

    We get the suits up to the restaurant at the top of the Needle to meet Big Ben and the star of the star of the production, Pandora! …yes that Pandora! who is looking extremely hot on leather and boots, always a good combination :)
    A turn out this is a runner flix and she is supposed to be the runner… Don’t worry Kit she’s not a patch on you :)
    Anyway we start checking out the area:
    Security is being run by a sergeant Blake who appears to be an incompetent poser, again not a good sign!
    Bob finds a quiet spot, the toilets!, and starts infiltrating the Needles securing node.
    Enigmo is making contacts and keeping track of our watcher
    Alex is keeping an eye on the suits and Pandora

    As we are settling down to a quiet day eating donuts and drinking coffee, the set gets invaded by a crowd of Pandora fans pouring out of the elevator and heading for her.
    * Enigmo is told at the same time that the watcher has left the astral plane and is in the crowd of fans in front of us! Not good.
    * Meanwhile Bob’s stealthy infiltration of the security suddenly gets a lot more urgent and he blasts his way through the firewall, luckily the intrusion alarm was not triggered. Bob just manages to put his own security measures in place as another hacker tries to take control.
    * Alex heads towards the area that has the Samurai armour to find three men trying to remove the armour from the actors wearing them.
    * I headed towards the crowds emerging from the elevator the act as a buffer between them and Pandora, who suddenly disappears..Enigmo :)

    * Alex appearing from nowhere surprises the three trying to grab the armour and he dispatches the two of them in short order using his bare hand and captures the third.
    * Bob gets hot and heavy in the matrix and blows his opponents mind. ….literally!
    * I get a little stressed a drop a stun grenade into the crowd to take the strain off and head towards the magic user, then some bloody Ork pops up and say pick on some on my own size… Bloody cheek, after a short discussion on size I carry on towards the Magic user who blasts me in the chest with a mana bolt..Grrr!
    * Enigmo sets up some counter magic just in case (didn’t help but the thought counts) and summons a fire spirit to attack the opposing magic user and down he goes :)

    So that was that, no real damage to us and three bad guys dead and three captured and the suits in-tact, jobs a good one.

    So as an aftermath the production is moving to the City of Lost Angels and we have now been employed by Pandora’s agent to protect during the current production, an excellent outcome. As a bonus we also get to eat in the Sky Needles restaurant paid for by our new employer Richard Firman.

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