Cast of Characters:
“After the recon on the 56th floor was completed and plans were made, the shopping for supplies was done. The team all purchased items that they needed to the job on Friday and Friday night, Bowjack and Felicia went on a date to watch the latest Star Wars installment. Saturday afternoon, Tatters received a call from one of his contacts. A fixer friend named Victor. He had an urgent issue that needed to be discussed. They met and it ended up being a job that needed to be done quickly. The job was simple, go to a legal chip factory in Wilsonville and pick up some illegal chips by the 2:00p deadline, which was in a few hours. Tatters enlisted the help of the rest of the team and they met up at a rest area on I5 just outside of Portland. They arrived at the chip factory on time to pick up the shipment. They check in with the Will Call desk and was told there was a delay and they are just finishing up the order and it will be a little bit longer. While they team waited on the loading dock, and Eternal in the Roadmaster, they hear some sounds coming from behind the Will Call counter. The sounds of a chip printer jamming and malfunctioning put the team on edge. Moments later, they spot a Peace Force police cruiser stop and turn down the road with its lights on. Ttith no incident. The shipment of chips comes out of the loading door and gets loaded into the Roadmaster. The team then heads back to Portland to finish the job, but on the way, another Peace Force cruiser makes and appearance behind them. Keeping his cool, Bowjack is able to stay focused on getting back to the freeway and the cruiser turns off on another road. They make the delivery and get an easy 5,000 nuyen each for their troubles. Tatters gets a bonus box of chips as well.
So back to the original job. That night, Eternal and the team requested Tatters to do a little more recon on the Ares host for blueprints and/or information on the basement level. Bowjack escorts Tatters to the area of the tower and he jacks in. Things did not go as easy as it was previously. A couple of encounters with the ED-209 Patrol and digging in the host, he was able to find the correct file and disable the data bomb that was on it. However, this has gained the attention of the Host and Convergence happens … The host launches its intrusion countermeasures and able to snag Tatters in a link lock. Furthermore, it launches an assault that nearly bricks his deck. However, Tatters is able to escape the host as Bowjack flees the area.
Now, the job is at risk. The team would not be able to complete the job with a decker that does not have a deck. Tatters spends time to try and repair his deck. However, the stresses of getting it done before tomorrow nights plans and second guessing himself in the host distracts him. His solder gun tacks a micro-transducer to the wrong terminal block. Suddenly, the deck starts sparking and sending smoke everywhere. The smell of burnt electronics fills the room. In one bleak instant, Tatters looks down at his deck and the realization of what just happened hits him. In that instant, he realized that he had just bricked his deck and rendered it useless … Drek, he says to himself.
After explaining the situation to the rest of the team, Bowjack remembers that he knows where another deck is that they can get to replace the paperweight. During a previous job, the team was rescuing a judge’s daughter and they surveyed the Woodstock Library. This was once a library and now has turned into a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. This was also a secret drug lab that the Spanners used as well. During the recon, Skitz found a decker present that had a decent deck. The team decided to raid the lab and acquire the deck today so that they can be ready for the job tomorrow.
As they pulled up to begin recon on the library, Eternal leaps out of the Roadmaster. The rest of the team dons their gas masks, since the plan was to use crowd control gas in the library. However, Eternal had other ideas. He plows through the glass doors and tosses in a high explosive grenade near a couple of gangers, which also had a half dozen homeless people. The grenade goes off and sends the room into a huge panic. However, the next 6 seconds are but a blur of gunfire and explosions. Eternal locates the back room door where a ganger fled, opens the door and throws in a concussion grenade. What he doesnt know is that this room has barrels of highly volatile and explosive chemicals. The resulting explosion takes out the remaining gangers and the wall of the library. The decker that they were after was spotted and tagged in AR for the team to see. Eternal spotted him and charged at his as he fled through a window. He makes quick work of him with his monosword and finishes him off. He grabs the cyber deck and the team flees the area as Peace Force threat response floods the area with cars, drone and VTOL teams.
So the damage has been done. The structural integrity of library fails and the building now lays in a pile of rubble. High threat response has descended on the area and investigating. The remaining Spanners, that are still alive, have also fled the area. So now the fallout begins …”