Illusions of Immortality: Tales from the Shadows

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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