Session 1 — Introductions Aside …
Cast of Characters
So I make a call to these chummers of mine that I have recruited for a shadowrunner team. A good bunch, but still green and a little rough around the edges. There is a dwarf that goes by the name of Sapper. Both him and an amerind human, named Riptide, have military backgrounds and all. Both have a decent amount of cyber and seems to be able to hold their own wits in a firefight. There is another human in the group. A shaman that follows Wolf and goes by Walker. A decent mage by all accounts. The other three are elves. Skitz, a computer wiz that can do some amazing things with the matrix; Bowjack, a decent wheelman and proprietor of the self named Taco Tank; and finally Rae, a silver tongued adept that tends to hide his awakened side. The group all in all has some pretty solid skills for being new to the streets. Anyways, back to what I was saying. I make a call to these guys early, and I mean pretty damn early, and tell them they have a meet with a Mr Johnson in an hour. Surprisingly, they all answer and make the meet on time. Not too shabby for their first meet. They head over to a old office building that was converted into part time storage. Its owned by the Mr Johnson, and that is where he dictated that he wanted the meet to be.
They all arrive on time and meet with him. The meeting goes well and they agree on the job. The job is to hijack a delivery truck that is bound for Malek’thas that is set to leave from a Syntech Logistics warehouse in North Portland and is scheduled to leave today. This was supposed to be an introductory run that was sort of an audition for the Johnson, so he had some contingencies for it. They were to hijack this truck, undamaged and unopened, and deliver it to an abandoned gas station garage in Happy Valley. They agreed on a price and an additional kicker for those that recorded the run for appraisal of their professionalism. Only Walker decided to not record the run, the rest of the team did. After the Johnson left, they developed a plan to go to the warehouse and hack into the network. Before they could leave the building though, automatic gunfire and screams are heard just outside the building.
The team assesses the situation and finds that a group of Spanners are shooting up the streets just outside the building. Walker was able to get some of the people fleeing to take cover in the building from the back door. Riptide was the first to walk, yes he literally walked, out the front door with pistols blazing. Then some weird stuff started happening to the gangers bikes. One went batshit crazy, sputtering and sparking, it ditched the ork rider and spun off into a lightpole. A few seconds later, another one of the bikes jerked into reverse and also ditched the biker. Within seconds, the team laid waste to the gang of bikers and quickly fled the scene to complete the job they were hired to do.
They arrive at the warehouse to start have Skitz hack the host to get more information. However, when Bowjack goes to find a parking spot, he ends up slamming his Roadmaster into a parked Jackrabbit. Wanting to flee the scene before the drek hits the fan, he leaves a fake comm code and leaves … just as the owner of the Jackrabbit screams at them. He flees the area and finds another secluded spot behind some trash dumpsters. Him and Rae walk to the nearest Stuffer Shack to get some spray paint to hide the big “Taco Truck” that is painted on the side of the Roadmaster. Meanwhile, Skitz hacks the warehouse host and gets the shipping schedule for the day and tomorrow’s schedule as well. They easily narrow the shipment that they need to get since it was the only one that was headed to Malek’thas today. It was marked with having medical supplies as the shipment contents. The kicker is that the shipment is scheduled to leave in about an hour.
They develop a plan to hijack it shortly after leaving the warehouse, but before it can get on the busy Lombard Bvld. Skitz was able to mark the truck so that he could track it. Luckily, they had a red light at the ambush spot and it stopped right in front of the Roadmaster. Rae was able to do his mind control magic and had the driver put the truck in park and step out of it. Skitz and Riptide head for the truck and before the poor driver, think his name tag said Frank, even new it, Riptide superman punched him and dropped him. Skitz and Riptide jump into the Bulldog and proceed to the rendezvous spot. They made it to the abandoned gas station garage without any further incidents or issues.
Once they get there, they pull the Bulldog into the garage and the two elves that were waiting for them start having drones clean the truck of any tracking devices. Thier Mr Johnson shows up and they receive their payment. They send the recording files to the comm code provided for the Johnson to review and payment was made in credsticks that were in a drawer.
So by all accounts, the hit and run not included, the run went pretty smoothly. My impression from this particular Mr Johnson, is that he was pleased with the way the run turned out. He expected to have some rough points here and there, but all in all, he was very pleased. I got a feeling that these chummers are in for a few more jobs. Until next time, be good Omae.