Illusions of Immortality: Tales from the Shadows

Season 1: Echoes of the Past
Season 1: Group 1

If I ask you how much you can learn and live in a year you’ll probably say it to be an odd question even before your brain starts to actually think about it. I saw the answer from a young elf girl, a little wet behind the ears in respects to the world around her at times but I learned over the last few monthes how one young girl can move from naive of the world to finding herself and a purpose in life and a devotion to a few one sees only in a close family.

Invisible Chem Shipment
Artifact Theft Repo
Spying on Desctruction Derby Drones
Sex Tape
Finding India
Final Five

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Season 2: Bottomline Unlimited.
Season 2 Group 2

With Echo (Zulu) and SysBot go into hiding with Echo’s friends or fellow test subjects and Incubu sending a simple text that he was retiring Ghost Dog and Mason find themselves in an odd position for a team with a 60% loss in personnel. Mason poses the question to Ghost Dog about going into business for themselves looking for a few good and slightly crazy go getters looking for career advancement in corporate security… or finding the loopholes in them. Bottom Line Unlimited was created. Initially they’ve come accross an elven former wage mage and a down and out dwarf mercenary both looking for some extra scratch to make ends meet.
Double dipping on a job from a voicemail
Mason’s Night Out
Now Leaving Diamond Drake Towers, next stop crashlanding
Hostile Headhunting, Plan M
Fire Sale, Night at the Market
Plan B is always better then Plan A

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Season 3/Episode 1: Back Alley Blitz
Move to 5th Ed

Ghost Dog gets word from her bartender contact about people nosing around asking about her and her whereabouts. Seems the Italian Mafia has put out a hit on us at 5k each plus Mott, she lets the rest of the group know. Cheshire has been off the grid for a bit and turns out she’s already been laying low in the Ork Underground after her surgery for her new hand. With no deck after the incident she’s still scrapping together parts and makes a note to resurface every few days to let us know she’s not dead or kidnapped again. Blu in a drunken hangover explains he’s not going anywhere and advices he’ll just shot anyone that comes into his place repeatedly in the face.

Shade, Ghost Dog, and Mason meet up afterwards at a bar outside their usual routes to dicuss strategy. Thoughts if Tommy Chan selling the group out to the Mafia they hit up before and now the Bacelli Family surface in the discussion. They put a pin in it for now wondering how to deal with the immediate threat of every bounty hunter coming for them. They duck out the back way just in case to find a handful of gangers on the prowl for supposedly them which had sounded like easy money. Mason tried the mistaken identity card but Ghost Dog rushed the leader slashing him pretty well with her sword but took a slug to the torso in the process.

Shade popped out of sight with invisibility and Mason dove behind a barrel and started taking pot shots at the lone gunner in a corner alley out of the the parking area.

Things were looking dicey but Ghost Dog cut down the two Gang members in front of her while dodging a guy shooting from the other side of the parking lot at her. Mason popped the lone ganger and Shade and managed to get the other two guys to start shooting at each other through magic mind manipulation

After probing his mind Shade found out a guy named Skippy had informed the gangers about the three at the bar. Ghost Dog still injured wrote out a note for the Crime Boss from the mafia family. It simply stated he was a dead man walking and she was coming for him. Putting the note in the severed head of the gang leader and shoving the remaining ganger into the bar tossing the head in behind him. Ghost Dog made it clear this was a message to anyone that came looking for her and meant ill will. She’d hunt them down and execute them. We were out before people could ask questions. Mason asked if Ghost Dog wanted to get her wound looked at and she simply explained later, now was the time to express a strong opposing force not a weak injured one. She did want to get it looked at once we got out of the area though.

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Season 3/Episode 2: Tactical Assets... And Acorns

The team gets an offer out of town while the heat is blowing over. An female elf Johnson has an off the coast job out on a remote island. All they have to do is grab a 300 pound peice of tactical communications equipment and get it off of a remote island. They’d have to do something about the missle battery if they want to get off in one piece. Getting on should be easy enough. While there they debate on if they should grab a few magical components until the team finds out this might be river stones or acorns and the quality could be shaky on whatever they get.

Chestshire worked on getting intel on the layout of the place and the easiest way to disable the surface to air/sea missle battery, Mason worked a device to jam the satelite so they can’t call for backup off island. The three elves of the group find themselves talking with a native american crimelord for information and a notification of being in their area of operation.

So far the plan seemed simple enough.

Get on the Island
Place Jammer on Communications array
Disable Missle Battery
Infiltrate Facility
Locate area where the larger draws of power are coming from
Acquire Comm euipment
Call Riggers for extraction
Jam Comm Array if need be
Pop Smoke and hold out at extraction point
Hope this doesn’t go pear shaped
Figure out what to do when it does go pear shaped.

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Season 3/Episode 3: Akward Audits and Convoluted Cons

Shade meet a street mage and got to work on his magical reagent tainting project
Met with primary EPA Auditor and couldn’t steal his creditials
Mason did get the guy’s manners down
Without the creditials Mason talks to one of his contacts to get fakes
Get on island for a surprise inspection
Shade takes samples of magical reagents and swops out for his tainted ones
Talk to project manager about inspecting Communications array

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Season 3/Episode 4: Mission complete with a bang and losing altitude... #(%&@!

#(%&@!

Inspected Communications Array
Ghost Dog and Shade distracted Corp employees
Mason dropped off jammer
Mason back in Conference room was going to Program Manager’s office with her
Ghost Dog puts PM in a choke hold
Everything goes sideways
Gun down guards and immediate security
Disguised as PM and guards + audit team we make our way outside
Ghost Dog as PM tell scientists shadowrunners are invading
Orders a pack up of the Hermes for extraction
They buy it
With comms down and a full system reset due to Chestshire we book it to the Guard Tower
Mason tries the badge from the PM with a no go and goes old school and picks the lock
Fake PM (Ghost Dog) orders the missle silo battery operators to be on the lookout for Shadowrunners
Mason asks one of the guards to patch up the injured guard (Chestshire)
Shade mind controls one of the guards to shot the entire missle silo battery inventory into the approaching detachment of security guards on the ground (25?)
Mason knocks out one of the guards with a tranq patch from the first aid kit
Security Drone does a fly by and Ghost Dog opens fire with a shoulder mounted LAW rocket

VTOl pick up of the Hermes (Mason tethers the cargo lines)
Everyone bugs out

Mason gets a call from his old handler from an unknown line

Gets told it’s nothing personal just business before the transport VTOL Chopper explodes.

Team hears Mason swear before the explosion over the sound of the blades.

Mason disables the chopper’s cargo door and tells everyone to hold their breath before opening it and everyone gets sucked out

At the surface Mason only counts 4 and dives, pilot is probably dead since the front of the transport looks like a metal flower blossoming from the explosion.

Mason surfaces and roars his old handler’s name.

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Season 3/Episode 5: Waterlogged and Without Pay

Swam to a small island
Mason got attacked by a mermaid (they’re not as nice as you think)
Ghost Dog killed it at 200 yards while floating in the water
Mason drags the dead mermaid along (rest of the crew is a little freaked out)
On the island the team watch as Shiwanese skimmer survey the crash sight while they
Mason checks equipment not in cases to see if it’s water logged.
Everyone calls up contacts trying to bum a ride from a desserted island to Seatle Proper
Mason explained in the wait about his past, about how doing his job got him in jail and how his former handler Colonel T White retired now got a nice sign on bonus with a company when he went private sector.
Ghost Dog was the first to ask what we do
Mason states get off the island
Get some money together
Track down White
Get compensation for the job they were on
Torture him and kill him
Apart from the torture for once Ghost Dog and Mason agree on something
Everyone works on various parts while they are laying low
Ghost Dog feels they should talk to their Ms. Johnson
Mason in his paronia highly advised against it since they should be dead and they didn’t know the Johnson that well
Chestshire finds out the Ms Johnson took a bullet to the head outside of a high class club
The pilot for the Hermes has gone radio silence
Ghost Dog gets a side job
Mason opts to say they don’t plan and just rage
Tactics turn into a kidnapping/snatch and grab
Chestshire is out a fake SiN but the team now has a truck beater in the meantime

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Season 3/Episode 6: Out of the Blu

With a bit of cash and a beat up truck we stay low for a bit more only to get a call from out of the blue by none other than Blu. Not really a milk run but we need funding in a hurry. Simple job low pay but if you’re looking for all the nuyen you can you don’t complain.

Grab a flag, take it down a tunnel, bring it to a bar. Needs to be recorded as well. The flag is the banner at a Halloweener bar one of the big three ganger groups of Seatle. The tunnel is an area through ghoul infested territory with the end point being a bar in the orc underground. Still don’t know what the dead monkey Blu had was for.

Mason slips in and checks out the survellience area in the back after traw darting a ganger who noticed him. Noticed a hostage in the basement. Notifies team about it and that they’re going to have to extract him as well in case the team ends up burning down the cathedral. Shade although not happy agrees and sends down an elemental to kill the guard free the hostage and bring him outback the new location of our truck.

Meanwhile Blu sets himself up to take the flag after a distraction. The elemental assisting turns out to be a large snake made of concrete and brick. Two gangers walking into the back freak and open up fire. Ghost Dog takes both out with a tight burst of fire. With the hostage in the back of the truck the elemental moves to the front of the club causing general panic and a specific level of mayhem.

Blu with the distraction puts the monkey back in it’s bag and onto his belt, no flaming monkey shot performed. Jumps on the bar dives on the flag, which is on fire by the way. Falls with it to the ground. Mason bails out the back snagging a browning heavy pistol and into the truck to pick up Blu who’s running down the street away from the club with the flag. Hostage is given a traq patch while Chestshire drives him away after picking up Blu. He did get kudos from another escaping ganger for grabbing the flag on the way out. The chaos is far behind us as the truck and the unknown elven hostage in tattered business clothes move away. We’re catching our breath in front of a strom drain leading down into ghoul territory. Mason checks his gun and reloads and makes sure his gallon of cologne is ready for the ghouls feral senses. The team figures the easy parts are all over now.

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Season 3/Episode 7: Out of the Fire and knee deep in the Drek

Group gets to the Transit Hub and Halloweeners are wondering what’s going on with the flag. Mason and Shade explain the club got hit and we got told to take the flag somewhere.

Chestshire takes the Elf someplace to sit on him during the operation.

Shade scouts out and finds a ghoul come back to his body (Astrally projected) to summon a water elemental (Poop Lady aka PL) to help us move faster through the tunnels (this involves flinging poop on us).

Mason and Ghost Dog agree to go down afterwards to scout and run over watch. Mason is attacked on the way down the ladder and is pulled to the ground below. Ghost Dog tries to get a shot off after coming back up top while Blu moves past and unloads on the Ghoul with his Combat Shotgun. The part moves out and find themselves turned about while running away from maybe 6 to 12 ghouls.

After some patching up from Shade Mason feels better and between the four of them sans wireless signals they navigate to the distributor hub for run off which Mason explains means they’re close. Shade tells everyone to hold up since there where a bunch of ghouls ahead not moving. Mason pulls out his cheap cologne to mess with the ghouls sense of smell and to send them into a frenzy. Shade asks for the jug and has his elemental PL take it and start a trail going off in a direction before coming back.

As we wait Shade looks surprised and explains the elemental is being chased by a lot of Ghouls close to forty possibly. He releases her from services rendered why she gets away.
We dispatch the last three ghouls left behind and move on to the Ork Underground.

Shade feels the elemental ‘die’.

The group gets to the large reinforced door to the Ork Underground with the slight sound of ghouls behind them.

Mason hardwired into the door and gets a signal and tells Kent to get over to where he was to vouch for him since he wasn’t there yet. Mason promises that if he turns into a ghoul he will purposely hunt down Kent and eat him. Pulling on the rope since Kent wasn’t going to make it in time Mason gets the Orks to open up with promise of a bribe. The orks try and strong arm for more money. Mason fast talks the way out of paying more. Name drops Ghost Dog since people of seen the video of the head rolling incident.

Group pays up the 500 nuyen bribe splint between the group. Kent shows up and Mason tells him to get off his scooter and that they need to talk. When he’s off Mason looks at his watch and tells Blue to hightail it to the bar. The rest take the fifteen minutes to walk there.

The group finds the stream has been broadcasting at the bar. Blu is already having a Flaming Monkey Shot when the rest of the group gets there.

Karma 6
Payout 18K split 5 ways -500 (3.5K nuyen)

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Season 3/Episode 8: Mafia Hit Squads & Ex-Wives

The group woke up pretty rough, bright lights hurt our eyes as well as any sound around us was deafening. We stumbled into the safehouse eventually to find Chestshire literally sitting on the unconscious prisoner we pulled out of the bar yesterday. She started making comments of missing out on the party to which Ghostdog immediately started telling her to talk quietly as she kringed from the young orc’s booming voice. She seemed to not notice the request since she continued to yell. Supposedly there were some chilli soy dogs around the place, possibly on the top of the garbage… I always wonder why you need the worse possibly food to heal your body from a hang over…

The man we found out was Caleb Redding, a manager in the small business relations department of NCT enegry solutions of Mitsuhama. The short of his story was he was yanked off the street and taken by the gangers to try and find his daughter’s whereabouts. The ganger’s were under the orders of her ‘boyfriend’ who from what the father explained, abused her. The group for the most part was resigned to just take him back to his place of employment get the reward and let him sort out his own issues.

When he realized we were Shadorunners he tried to hire us no money down no money possible for a long time after the job was done which got a flat no from Ghost Dog. Ghost Dog changed her tune with the talk of corporate secrets. With all the cards on the table hew as a little stressed the minimum reward was being offered for over a week. Supposedly if he had been a janitory it would have been handled the same way. He felt no love from the company as Ghost Dog showed him on her new phone just how not special he really was. I was unsure if that meant she was trying to get him to flip on his corporation or if it was just her being blunt.

After requesting time off from work to find and help his daughter being denied he felt the fifteen years he had put into supporting the company didn’t mean that much and he was done. Pay data was discussed that would could have as payment for getting him and his daughter out of the area and down to the UCAS states to start a new life.

Mason started putting out feelers to sell the data dump. Shade voiced his concerns with doing this deal since he was still loyal to Mitsuhama. The group was resigned to toss him out on his ear when he mentioned an error in the coding that ended up having an entire area of town a 100 square block area shut down for several hours before they could get the power back online. From his knowledge the coding issue was never fixed.

The group squabled for a bit and it boiled down to the team just eating the costs. He’d get the data dump and we’d site on the intel and get him out of the area with his daughter. Shade wanted to get some background on his daughter, that was when we found out his daughter was 12 years old. And her boyfriend ganger was in his 20s. Ghost Dog added in for free if we found the guy she’d kill him. Shade mind probed the guy since he thought it was a little to far fetched. After a bit of crying and screaming though since being probed mentally doesn’t necesarrily feel good Shade was convinced after seeing the full extent of to what the father thought the daughter had been through from what she said.

We scheduled how to get his daughter. Ghost Dog demanded Chestshire find the boyfriend in the next 48 hours or less. Without a name or photo thought Mason reminded Ghost Dog that it would be pretty hard to do.

We got a trid call from Blu about how he had a blast though and gave us a bit of intel on Retired Col White. Supposedly a buddy of his hear about the man running counter insurgent operations in Thailand. We opted to talk to Blu’s contact to work something out for later.

Mason using a fake SiN escorted Caleb into his place of business to collect the reward. Caleb was docked pay for his time gone. Mason was asked to make a statement and about half way through the fictious story was shoved out of the office and paid.

Ken Hamada got back to Ghost Dog on digging up the details of the Riley Pirch Incedent. Shiawase and the Shilosidah Council are both in disputes over how things were handled. With both parties pointing the finger at the other. Yamamodo supposedly had some intel for Ghost Dog as well. Col. White has not been in the UCAS for an entire year. He’s been running black bag and counter insurgent operations in the Argentina, Thailand, Loas, Cambodia areas. These are areas UCAS had no precense in lately. About four months ago he’s also started dabbling in remote operations management for shadorun teams running missions in Seatle. Some of jobs were stealing SK advance robotics parts, shutting down a power control grid area downtown, and had recently hired a hitman to take out a fixer named Kalinor (which the team knew since she was the Ms. Johnson for the Riley Pirch Job). From what he found out the man is arrogant, but before the job he has a high level of security on mission intel until after the fact. The boards had us as dead until the video with Blu popped up and went viral.

We opted to mostly go our seperate ways and slunk back to our homes, Ghost Dog bumming Shade’s couch. They had Chestshire come along just in case things were going to happen. Mason found nothing out of the norm at his place besides a card from his parole officer. Shade found a rough drawing of a Raven with the message ‘Looking forward to talking’.

Mason wasn’t able to get much done on his date with Bianca he setup after his hangover subsided job wise besides getting Caleb’s resume in the system. He did have an enjoyable evening and night at Bianca’s place.

Caleb and his daughter are picked up and we find out what her ex boyfriend ‘Rocko’ looks like and where he hangs out. Caleb gives us a data chip with the information on it. Chestshire skimming the information lets us know it’s some good stuff but for the most part none of us had the knownledge to figure out exactly what we had in the data chip. Mason puts in a call to talk to a contact that knew about power girds from his work and multiple electricutions.

The team met up with Kent ‘Static Man’ who was happy to get a picture with Ghost Dog in a mock decapitation pose and we got some good intel on exactly what we had. We were discussing possible targets to hit using our intel when Mason got a call from Col White. Mason went to tourette mode again and started swearing and yelling to hit the floor.

A large troll, by the name of Mutt yelling out for us. The barkeep stated they needed to get out but Mutt leveled a shotgun dropping him to the ground. Ghost Dog opened fire on Mutt before diving out the window. What followed was Mutt and five mafia guys running around the Ammo Case to converge on the rest of the group and start shooting the place up with us in the corner as his main target. Shade was able to get out of the supressive fire and dive out the window. Mason followed along with Kent before Chestshire dove out and caught a hail of bullets on her way out. Ghost Dog ushered everyone down an alley. Mason opted to get out why he could. Mutt moved in on Chestshire his hand razors popping out and slammed her into the wall. We heard from Shade and he came around the corner she was down. With Chestshire down Ghost Dog went to the corner and squeezed off a small burst on the closest on being Mutt.

Ghost dog squeezed out another burst and took off running for the back door of the next closest building. Mutt took another swing at us, specifically Shade this time which he dove out of the way off. Mason made his move to the closest building and started on breaking through the door’s security. Realizing it’s a Maglock Mason pulled a Maglock Passkey and started swiping it over the sensor. With the door popped open Mason let everyone know. Shade cast a spell of some sort all the team heard was Shade yelling out to the attackers to drop their guns and get naked. We were hoping it was some kind of suggestion spell versus just him telling them to do it. Mason tried shooting but his shot went wide. Ghost Dog moving through the back of the shop moved to the front and swore since the front door also had a maglock. Moving to the window she opted to just shoot through the wire mesh at the closest guy. Shade moved by Mason swearing as he moved through the door. Mason ended up closing the door after Kent ran through but only after taking a load of bullets to his back. Low crawling away Mason mentally sent the command saying we had company from the back door as it slammed shut.

Mutt came around the corner and caught a barrage of bullets from Ghost Dog. Shade summoned an elemental which was told to kill all our attackers. Mutt leveled his combat shotgun to try and keep Ghost Dog down as the rest of the gangsters tried to converge on us. Mason lowcrawled away from the backdoor as it busted open and giggled Shade’s leg to let him know they had more coming from the backside. He started kicking his leg at Mason until mention of men with machine guns were inside the building now. As Shade pointed and refocused in front of him a elemental made of rock and brick lumbered past Mason as he rolled out of the way. He heard the screams coming from the back and the gangsters, from the sounds of it the elemental was getting shot up and had just picked up someone by the head. Ghost Dog yelled out Mutt was done. From what Mason could tell one of the guys was getting away as he hobbled out he watched the guy jerk sideways and crumple to the ground. He was about to say Sniper and swore instead. The rest of the group and Kent asked what was going on and Mason just simply stated his Ex-wife.

Bodies were decapitated and gear was hauled up into shopping bags from the store. As Danny pointed at a van pulling up the team piled in with Kent opting to make his way back to the Orc Underground were it was safe and less crazy. Chestshire was dragged to get some treatment in the back of a van. Danielle let the group know she was down with rubbing out White and found a backer to payroll the operation.

Ghost Dog asked for a pitstop and dumped off the heads at the same bar the viral video was filmed in. A video was uploaded a warning was written in blood on the wall to any other mafia hit teams coming for us.

Karma 5
After pawning gear 7.8K nuyen was recouped one Ingram Smartgun X was kept

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