Cast of Characters
The team meets up again, with Acorn, at the luxury hotel room and plan their next move. They know that the roads lead to the mayor, but its not enough to convince Tatters that he is the one behind all this. It was decided that they will set up an appointment with the mayor under the guise of wanting to purchase a parcel of land that is owned by the mayor. In particular, the parcel of land that the team encountered the bug shaman on. The idea being that if the mention the land or interest in the land, if the mayor would somehow get spooked into making a mistake.
Walker contacts City Hall and schedules a lunch meeting with the mayor for the following Tuesday at 11:30am. With a couple of days to kill, the team spends a weekend enjoying the ammenities of the posh hotel.
They arrive at the lunch meeting on time. Eternal and Acorn waited in the car while Walker, Tatters and RedShirt went to the appointment. Walker and Tatters were unarmed, but RedShirt had her machine pistol. The guise was that she was thier bodyguard. They went up to the mayor’s office on the 4th floor. When they stepped out of the elevator, a pair of armed and armored security guards checked them before they entered the office.
Once in, they started discussing the property in question. Walker and Tatters continued thier cover story that they were representatives of a corp employers that has expressed interest in developing the parcel of land. The mayor did have the land surveyed for development already and offered to provide this report. The pair didnt sense that the mayor really had anything to do with the bug spirit, so they closed the meeting and left. An hour later the paperwork was received.
The initial review of the paperwork didnt reveal any direct ties to the shaman or the drake, but after closer inspection, they found that the property was also owned by another party. Tatters did some matrix checking and the other party was the mayor’s brother, who was also the manager of the Bodega Inn Motel.
Now things were starting to come into focus. Walker did some direct Astral scouting of the motel and found the manager there, with a couple of other mundane individuals. The team geared up and made their way to the motel, ready for a showdown. However, it seems that Walker was caught when he was scouting and the drake quickly set up a trap for them. It was time to end the shadowrunners.
As the rental car came up, a grenade rolled out and disabled the car. The pair of gunmen waited while the team regained their senses and started to move into battle position. However, it became difficult as the area around the wrecked car was encased in a sheet of slippery ice. Once they stepped out, they fell on their ass and the gunmen started picking thier shots. Then the drake stepped out into view. Walker exchanged spells with it as it continued to harrass the party with mind magic, convincing both RedShirt and Eternal that thier mage was against them. So Walker had to watch out for both the Drake and his entourage AND his own loose cannon in Eternal. RedShirt didnt have a clean shot at Walker, but did have one on Acorn and shot her. After a few moments, they pair were able to shake the spell before any further damage could be done.
Tatters, having already brought the VTOL nearby, called his drones in to provide fire support. However, after a few more spells from Walker, the drake and company were defeated. These spells were more than normal spells for Walker, he had to put more of himself than normal in them to defeat the drake. Pieces of himself that will take time to regain. Eternal, feeling the pull of the obsidian dagger, walked up and started to cut the head off the drake. The spray of blood and gore on him and the dagger seemed to consume Eternal and please the dagger. Walker was also able to gather up a couple of foci that the drake mage had on him.
Now that the fight was over with, the town police force was on their way and the sirens are blaring. The team “commandeer” a nearby vehicle and drive to the awaiting Archangel. The load up and flee without any further incident. Now the mind mage and his presumed accomplice, the bug shaman, have been defeated. But there was a cost to this. Not only the cost that Walker had to pay for the spells to defeat the drake or the cost for Eternal and his blood bathing, but a cost for Havoc squad. The team was pushed to the limits and is now in disarray and unaligned. How will this affect the future of the team?