Shadowrun: Chummers In Low Places

Episode Five: I Kissed A Mob Boss, And I Liked It
Session Five Recep

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Charlie convinces Carlos Chavez to enlist The Privileged in his plans to deal with his out-of-control older brother, and Sotto Capo, Emilio Chavez.  Charlie was only able to do this after gathering insight on Carlos by eavesdropping on a conversation between Carlos and Omar Chavez weeks before.

Crimson's expert driving skills allowed The Privileged to grab their gear from the clubhouse before heading to Lakeside Casino to stall Emilio Chavez's plans to launch an attack on the Koshari.

Upon arrival at Lakeside Casino, The Privileged find the parking lot stock full of Godz bikers.  The Godz have allied with The Chavez Family and are prepared to join the fight.  The Crew is held up at the entrance and are not allowed to enter until Emilio figures out how to get passed the "broken" door lock to the armory.  Winter Wave convinces the door man that she can help with the locked door, so she is allowed to enter.

Trash Heap takes a moment to hack into the casino's security systems wirelessly.  It's a fairly advanced system, but Trash Heap is able to infiltrate it with ease.  Not only does she find out that Carlos has changed the passcodes to the armory, she also has access to all the cameras and client data.  She uses the cameras to monitor what is going on.

Before smashing open the armory door with her cyber scythe, Winter Wave fakes an apology to Emilio and tricks him into imbibing a poisoned alcoholic drink.  The poison is meant to dull his senses and kill him later in the night.

With access to all the guns and body armor stored in the armory, Emilio orders the first of many assault groups to enter to arm themselves, but Trash Heap reacts by locking all the doors to the casino, preventing anyone from getting in or out.

Adding to the confusion, Isabella Chavez rolls up in her shiny sports car and demands to see her father.  When she learns that the doors are locked, she gets in her sports car and smashes it into a wall of the casino, injuring herself in the process.  Isabella is taken away by some Chavez guards, but Emilio is much closer to arming all his men.

Carlos Chavez finally shows up with his own men.  All of them are heavily armed and armored.  Carlos takes The Privileged with him to the back entrance.  Trash Heap unlocks the doors so that Carlos can confront his older brother.

After a brief verbal exchange, Carlos and his men open fire on Emilio and his men.  Trash Heap makes an attempt to disable the guns on Emilio's side, but she encountered a state-of-the-art firewall that she has never seen before.  The black ice of the matrix defenses fry her nerves and Trash Heap is forced to dumpshock.  

Crimson uses her drone to gun down three of Emilio's men.  Charlie spears Billy Kidd, who is the last one protecting Emilio, paralyzing Billy in the process.  Winter Wave sees an opening and brutally attacked Emilio, but eats some bullets to the chest in the process.  Winter Wave is then forced to feed on Billy to recover.

Charlie disarms Emilio and presents him to Carlos in a defeated state.  Carlos offers Emilio one last chance to cooperate, but Emilio spits blood in his face.  Carlos ends it by putting a bullet in Emilio's head.

With the help of The Privileged, Carlos Chavez is now unofficially Sotto Capo and head of The Chavez Family's operations in Denver.  

Downtime Actions

  • The Privileged answer Carlos Chavez's call to arms.  Both The Chavez Family and The Privileged are in a state of war.  Members of The Privileged spend time helping to defend Lakeside Casino.
  • Crimson spends a lot of time giving Carlos Chavez "emotional support."  She strengthens her relationship with Carlos and at the same time gets a behind the scenes look at the Chavez Family operations.
  • Charlie finds some time to enjoy his homeless hunger games.
  • Charlie finds Yorl Haas, an unstable expert bomb diffuser of immense skill.  Yorl wants Charlie to gather highly regulated bomb making components in exchange for his bomb making services.
  • Trash Heap visits Doc Dufreyn for help with her fried nerves suffered from dumpshock.  She tells Doc Dufreyn about her crazy life.
  • Trash Heap escapes to the matrix for recover some of her edge.
  • Trash Heap hacks into Knight Errant records and scrambles their data on the investigation of the 500 Defiance Shotguns that have gone missing.  This slows down Knight Errant's investigation.
  • Winter Wave recovers a bit by feeding on an unsuspecting victim from the clubs.
  • Winter Wave finds a dog trainer crazy enough to help her out with training Luscious, her new blood dog.  
  • Winter Wave pieces together bits of information to figure out where Isabella Chavez is hiding.  She takes this information to Crimson who then takes this information to Carlos Chavez.
  • Carlos Chavez gets The Privileged to agree to eliminate his rival, 19-year old Isabella Chavez.

Results of Session Four and Five:

  • Payoff: Promise of shares of Lakeside Casino at the end of the war
  • Rep: +10
  • Heat: 9 (4 for loud & chaotic, +1 for high profile target, +2 for killing involved, +1 for someone noticing Winter Wave being a vampire from a masquerade party, +1 for Carlos learning that Winter Wave is a vampire)
  • Crew XP: +6 (will do Crew XP again at start of next session)
  • Entanglement: ??? 
  • Additional gains: Expensive vase sold for 1 Cred, Lakeside Casino clientele data
  • Faction changes: Chavez Family increased to +3
  • Additional notes: Heat -6 from Reduce Heat actions, Rep -7 on extra Downtime Actions
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Dog traing

writing this in case of death

While helping my teammate i saw the more adorable dog locked in a cage being mistreated by theses fools and their robots once everyone was busy watching the fight i made my move and with sam took it 

it seem to be getting hungey so i look for blood asked my cousion if he had anything and turn out he did so me and the dog went down to his lab as it was feeding i started talking to it and now i am going to start to teach it hopefully it be good in the futher 

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Episode Four: Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Made Men
Session Four Recap

Downtime Actions

  • The magical pegasus meat is sold to Aaron Drey for 7 Cred.
  • Winter Wave, Trash Heap and Crimson find a discreet buyer for the shotguns in return for 15 Cred.
  • The Privileged receive a lot of calls from potential wealthy clients interested in hiring them for their "discreet courier" services.  Trash Heap's sprite doesn't do a very good job checking into the backgrounds of these potential clients, but a fixer, Tabby Morgan, is hired to help screen out law enforcement and rivals.
  • Charlie bribes Luna Sez with a puppy to encourage her to run fake news stories about the Godz and their anti-Ghostwalker stance.  This reduces the heat on The Privileged.
  • Charlie spends the rest of his free time training.
  • Winter Wave and Samantha start up what is totally not a vampire feeding den but instead a place for magically inclined individuals to hang out in the Hub.
  • Winter Wave befriends a Knight Errant officer.  Officer Ricky agrees to help lower the heat on the team, but he doesn't have a whole lot of sway at his job just yet.  
  • Crimson puts an end to the use of animals at the underground robot fighting events.  She does this by putting on a fantastic spectacle of robot fighting pageantry.  Jake and Angle are very appreciative of Crimson's actions.
  • Winter Wave liberates and adopts a blood dog from its cage and names him Luscious.
  • Trash Heap hangs out with her rocker friend, Devin.  She gifts him the lost songs from the iPod she found and helps digitally clean up some of the poor quality recordings.  Devin tells Trash Heap that his dream is to play at the Red Rock Amphitheatre.

Entanglement

  • Winter Wave is picked up by a Knight Errant patrol and taken in for questioning.  She reveals nothing even after being on the receiving end of their toughest interrogation tactics.  
  • Winter Wave turns the tables on officer Broady "Beantown" Ripley, causing him to piss his pants.  She takes a picture of the incident and shares it with officer Ricky.  She encourages him to use it to embarrass Beantown.

Score

The Privileged attend Omar Chavez's 80th birthday masquerade party.  They start off by gifting him the samurai armor stolen from the Denver Art Musuem.  Omar Chavez is so pleased with the gift that he insists The Privileged sit at a much more prominent table, closer to the front.

Before dinner, Charlie runs into Big Tuna, a Mafioso soldato.  Big Tuna sees Charlie as an interloper and goes to escort him out.  Charlie turns the tables on Big Tuna and pins him against the wall, knocking over an expensive vase and causing a big scene.  Winter Wave "cleans" up the mess by stealing the vase.  Big Tuna gains some respect for Charlie before diffusing the scene and leaving to speak with Michael, head of security.

During the dinner, The Privileged pick up a lot of dirt on the Yakuza from the masked guests also seated at their table.  Toasts are made by Omar Chavez's two sons.  Emilio Chavez, the older, drunk brother is loud and boisterous during dinner.  Carlos Chavez, the younger, more reserved brother makes sure his tuxedo is immaculate.

After the dinner, Charlie is approached by Raven, Emilio Chavez's daughter.  Charlie spurns her advances and she accuses him of being homosexual before moving on to another boy toy.

Crimson is approached by Carlos Chavez and the two enjoy a heated tango, stirring a lot of gossip among the guests.  

An emergency abruptly ends the party and the guests are asked to leave.  The Privileged are asked to stay and it is revealed the Omar Chavez was the victim of a successful hit.  Several other Chavez Family security guards have been killed.  A raven feather is blatantly left behind on each of dead body, including Omar's.  

Trash Heap uses her technomancy to learn that the security cameras have been tampered with and all footage from the night's festivities have been erased.

Emilio Chavez is furious and demands immediate revenge.  Most of the Made Men in the room agree and they prepare to launch an attack on the Koshari whom Emilio says is behind the murder.  Carlos Chavez agrees with the Crew that it is unlikely to be the Koshari, but Carlos cannot pinpoint the likely culprit.  

Reasoning with a drunk Emilio Chavez proves futile and Winter Wave almost attacks Emilio over it, but is held back by her teammates.  Trash Heap takes a serious blow during the scuffle as one of Emilio's men decks her by accident.

As new leader of the Chavez Family's operations in Denver, Emilio Chavez orders everyone to immediately head to Lakeside Casino to arm up before striking back at the Koshari for their dishonorable act of war.

Results (still pending completion of score)

  • Payoff: None.
  • Rep: 
  • Heat: 
  • Crew XP: 
  • Entanglement: ??? 
  • Additional gains: Expensive vase
  • Faction changes: 
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Episode Three: A Samurai Night
Session Three Recap

Downtime Actions

  • Winter Wave and Samantha work the nightclubs, seeking out victims for discreet feedings.
  • Winter Wave spends some quality time with Anna Rose, the Biotech specialist she hired to build her a cloaking suit.  
  • Winter Wave attempts to get a homeless person to confess to the crimes of The Privileged but instead, has to "quiet" him because he was not cooperating.
  • Charlie helps Luna Sez with a news report about Tristan making his way to Denver.  The story gains some traction, furthering Luna's career.
  • Trash Heap and Crimson map out of the underground tunnels beneath the city of Denver.   Crimson is able to quickly map the tunnels with the help of her drone.  Winter Wave provides protection during the operation.
  • Trash Heap uses a Sprite to re-direct some drug shipments to Doc Dufreyn.  
  • Crimson makes a new friend in Merpett, a mysterious magical being that was trapped inside an iPod.
  • Crimson's friend gets picked up by Knight Errant for questioning.  She spends 2 Cred on a lawyer to prevent any more trouble.

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To get access to some of the richest people in Denver, The Privileged get themselves invited to opening night of a new art exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.  Crimson and Charlie agree to seriously consider purchasing some artwork from the charity auction in order to get their invites.

There is a lot of security and patrons slowing down the Crew's efforts to get inside.  With some smooth talking, Winter Wave helps get the team inside quickly, but not before security can place a headjammer on her cyberarm.

Inside, Winter Wave and Luna Sez don't seem to get along too well.  Winter Wave tries to intimidate Luna into doing what she wants.  Charlie doesn't interfere.

Of all the invitees, Aaron Drey stands out the most.  Aaron is an art connoisseur and an antiquities collector, so Charlie approaches him to advertise The Privilege's services.  Charlie convinces Aaron to hire the crew for small smuggling jobs.  Aaron warns Charlie to keep a low profile as Lucho Casquilho and his men are everywhere.

The rest of the Privilege decide to demonstrate their skills by stealing a suit of samurai armor that is on exhibit.  

Trash Heap starts the action by using a sprite to disable the security cameras.  Then, Winter Wave eats hors d'oeuvres which causes her to get violently sick.  The distracts enough people to allow Crimson, with the help of Merpett, to disable the RFID tag on the samurai armor.  Not only does Crimson disable the tracking device, she is also able to set off the fire alarm.

Green foam is sprayed everywhere as everyone inside the building is asked to evacuate.  During the commotion, The Privilege grab pieces of the Samurai armor and sneak out of the building without being accosted by security.

Charlie leaves a calling card identifying The Privileged as the perpetrators of the heist.  

Bonus Scene

Charlie meets with Aaron Drey later in the week.  Aaron identifies the mysterious meat is magical stasis to be wild pegasus meat.  Aaron offers 6 Cred for the meat, but Charlie doesn't wish to make the sale just yet.

Aaron also shows Charlie a drawing of a marbled stone laced with threads of golden metal.  Aaron says his boss is willing to pay a lot of nuyen for this stone.  Charlie learns that the stone is some kind of information storage device from the 4th world.

Results

  • Payoff: 0 Cred 
  • Rep: +4 
  • Heat: Net +7 (Loud and chaotic, well-connected target, hostile turf, Luna Sez learns that Winter Wave is a vampire, leaving behind calling card) (-1 for Just Passing Through)
  • Crew XP: +7
  • Entanglement: ??? 
  • Additional gains: Denver Art Museum claim: new wealthy clients (will have to make some more rolls to vette them), an authentic full suit of Samurai Armor (worth at least 8 cred)
  • Faction changes: none yet
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The Hungry Games: Day 16

So I unleashed a cloud of “Randy Gas” into the compound.  This is a concoction of my own that maximizes pleasure, energy, stamina, and makes everything smell like Lavender.  … Suffice it to say, everyone is severely dehydrated.  I’m surprised the men still have bones!

 

The community of hobos have called it a reward from The Decider…Stupid hobos…

 

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The Hungry Games: Day 15

According to my listening devices, the group has created some sort of religion—worshipping someone named The Decider.  They think that if they live in harmony and peace, none of them will die.  I feel bad at the idea of having to blow one of them up because no one is dying fast enough.  I think this is the “compassion” feeling that Mother keeps warning about.  I kind of like it.

No deaths today.  I really expected people to be more violent!  This is slow…

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The Hungry Games: Day 10

This group of hobos have developed into quite a society!  There’s no money.  No Bartering.  Everyone just takes care of each other without question.  They’ve built a nice shelter and now seem to be plowing for a farm.  Everyone is happy and smiling….Weird.

At the same time, Abe hunted down and killed a contestant.  BAREHANDED.  What the eff!! 

He snuck in right behind this girl at night and literally pulled her head off.  Who is this guy?!

The remaining hobos have kind of reverted back to their life on the streets—but instead of streetlights, it’s trees.  I keep forgetting how little poor people do throughout the day.  That’s probably why they are so poor.

Hobos are messed up..

 

52 left

 

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Episode Two: Orcish Blood, English Heart
Session Two Recap

Downtime Actions

  • The Privileged pay a visit to Ida Dufreyn to inform her of their new arrangement with Amy Steur .  Doc Dufreyn does not take it very well.  
  • Doc Dufreyn hands the team a list of desperately needed medical supplies
  • Crimson focuses on healing herself back to 100% with the help of Doc Dufreyn.
  • Winter Wave gets her broken cyber arm fixed after a visit to Doc Tico.  Winter Wave also finds a Biotech specialist and commissions her to work on a stealth device. 
  • The Privilege open a crate destined for the Church of the Dragon Reborn.  Inside they find assorted junk.  Winter Wave takes the children's drawings, Charlie takes the lunch box and dragon egg movie prop.  Crimson and Trash Heap agree to split the ipod.  The mysterious meat is still in limbo.

Score

Winter Wave is ready to rescue her girlfriend, Samantha.  She finds it surprisingly easy to convince the rest of her crew to help her out even though they would not get paid for the job.

Meeting at a secluded cottage in the countryside, Samantha surprises The Privileged by introducing her new vampire friend, Tristan.  Tristan wants to get revenge on George, a branch manager of Hearts Investment, for scamming him out of his fortune.  This must be done before he leaves.  The Privileged agree to help him do this as well as transport him to North America.  Tristan agrees to give them the gift of immortality when they complete their end of the bargain.

Trash Heap researches ways of transporting a vampire safely, but the crew realizes Tristan would not agree to be submerged for the entire trip.  

It would be too messy and risky to try to kill George at his office in London, so the Crew hatches a plan to lure George out.  Charlie is instrumental in convincing Tristan that this is a good plan.  Out of sight, out of mind, the rest of The Privileged hang out at a local pub with Charlie wearing a ridiculous bee outfit.

Using sprites, Trash Heap crafts a fake email from George's boss, luring him out to the cottage on an assignment.  There, George meets Samantha and Winter Wave.  Winter Wave fails to lure George into the bedroom where Tristan is waiting to make the kill.  George tries to escape but is cut down by Winter Wave.  Tristan finishes the job on poor George.  They leave a grisly murder scene and a message that blames Hearts Investments for the death of George.

To celebrate, Tristan feeds on Winter Wave, Samantha and Charlie.  The rest of the return trip is uneventful as Tristan was mightily satisfied with what transpired.

Back in Denver, Tristan turns both Winter Wave and Samantha into vampires.  Feeling unsafe in Denver, Tristan leaves for Las Vegas as suggested to him by the crew.

Bonus Scene

Winter Wave pays Bianca a visit on the campus of Anahuac University.  They agree to meet up with fellow Olympian athlete, Valentino.  The three spend some time in a dorm room during which Winter Wave feeds on Bianca.  Bianca confronts Winter Wave about this and does not react well.

Bianca and Valentino attempt to return to their safehouse.  Winter Wave stalks them with the intention of silencing them permanently but is unable to sneak up on them successfully.  Bianca and Valentino get away. 

Bianca ends all contact with Winter Wave.

Results

  • Payoff: 0 Cred 
  • Rep: +4 
  • Heat: +7 (High exposure, killing involved, Bianca learning that Winter Wave is a vampire, Charlie being conspicuous) (-1 for Just Passing Through)
  • Crew XP: +8
  • Entanglement: Rivals
  • Additional gains: New contact Samantha, New contact Tristan, assorted items from misdirected cargo
  • Additional notes: Samantha and Winter Wave are now vampires
  • Faction changes: none.
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The Hungry Games: Day 4

The gathering of hobos from the previous day have decided that this is heaven and some god is testing their humanity.  Poor people are so dumb.  They’ve settled at a clearing next to the pond and have erected some tents.  They seem to be very happy as a community.  I wonder how long this will last….

—Hobo Camp

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The Hungry Games: Day 3

6 deaths.  2 hobos tried escaping so their collars exploded on them.  Two hobos tried forming alliances with Abe.  He slit their throats the moment they turned their backs.  Now he has their supplies.  1 felt that the pond was safe for bathing.  The piranhas took care of her.  Last death went to a guy who ate a poison dart frog.  A group of hobos have banded together and have started to figure out what to do..

 

 53 contestants left.

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