You are the Wage Slave. The cog in the machine that is the MegaCorp you are enslaved to. You make enough money to survive, maybe barely, maybe comfortably, however your supervisor feels about your output towards the Corp.You wake up, it is 4:30 A.M September 18, 2073. You look out the window of the Corp provided apartment and its raining, but in Seattle when isn't it? Well time to get up and look in the mirror and start the good ol' 6-9 shift.>Roll 1d100 >1-10(Mail Room)>11-40(Menial Office Job of Roller's Choice)>41-60(Corp Sec)>61-80(Lab Worker/ Assistant)>81-99(Wage Mage)>100(Choice by vote)>Race/Ethnicity/Name/Gender/(This is in Shadowrun so Race entails: Human, Elf, Dwarf, Ork, Troll)>MegaCorpI am thinking Neonet, but voting for another is fine
Rolled 80>>29301897Praying for mailroom.Race: TrollName: UrgGender: ???
Rolled 88>>29301897Troll. Ares. Frank. Make it happen.>hoping for wage mage
>>29301897Renraku or Aztech would be cool..
Rolled 27>>29301897Elf, BECAUSE IF YOU LIVE LONG ENOUGH YOU CAN BE ANYONE YOU WANT TO BE
Rolled 76>>29301897Another vote for troll.>>29302065Frank is good honest troll name.
>>29302154>Frank is good honest troll name.You're goddamn right it is, chummer. It's a hard-working, law-abiding name. And I hope to fuck that we get to be Frank the Wage Mage Troll. Especially if we're a 'wage mage' in that we're a Social Adept. That's the best kind of Troll.
>>29302037>>29302065>>29302088>>29302105Troll/Wage Mage/ Troll name: Urk SIN Name: Frank Dodge/ MaleCorp Vote>Ares Macro>Aztechology>Renraku
>>29302293Ares Macrotech. And let's have him be a Mystic Adept heavily focused on stealth and reaction-boosting on the adept side, and things like invisibility and shit on the mage side. Very smooth operator.
>>29302293Ares macro!...I'd be tempted to say Aztech just to find out what horrible "accident" would befall us, but no, Ares Macro is good and reliably..: as far as these things go
>>29302365Oh, and that pic works great for him. Smooth, well-dressed, and charming, not some lumbering, clumsy oaf.
While we are waiting, you guys checked out any of the fan made expansions/mod/thingies for Shadowrun returns?
>>29302480I keep meaning to, and I even have some downloaded, but no, not really.
>>29302527Ah. I checked out life on a limb just when the game came out, put in alot of hours into it, quite enjoyable for basicly a beta mod. Sadly I think that project has gone up in the air, but it still seems to have more content than anything i've seen
>>29302365>>29302379Ares Macro it is now it seems Frank is gonna be an Adept so>Social(You are gonna be going to be a Superviser/ The occasional Mr. Johnson)>Mystic(In the lab or out supervising "Jobs")>Physical(You will probably in Corp Sec)Gonna write start writing and take the vote into account.
>>29302634Social please.Nobody expects smooth talking Troll until its too late and they've signed on the dotted line.
>>29302634Social, with a bit of physical for impossible reaction times and speed wired reflexes-style, but no super strength or killing hands or anything. Smooth operator.
>>29302634I'm not quite sure which one of those would make us what anon mentinoed >>29302365Security?Still, sleep beckons here, good luck op
Rolled 54I think OP is busy rewriting all of his material.
>>29302928I think it's worth it to have an impossibly-charismatic Troll operator with the natural strength to flip a car and the unnatural reflexes to kill an entire room full of people with nothing but a pistol before they realize they're under fire.And I hope the plot ends up noir as fuck, with us chasing down leads, rolling with the punches, and digging too deep for our own personal safety, all for the good of the company. Because at the end of the day, in spite of everything, we're a loyal company man.
>>29303008Draculas Black Manservant from the new TV series basically.
>>29303076Dracula has a new TV series with a black manservant?
>>29302691>>29302697>>29302719>SocialFrank Dodge you smooth Troggy. You admire yourself in the mirror a bit, a WageMage must always look his best. Inside of the "cramped" bathroom you start your beauty routine: Shave, shower, teeth, hair, finally buffing and polishing those immaculate horns of yours. After you are out of the bathroom, you get dress wasting no time at all in your machinations. As you walk onto Ares Plaza in Everett your 'Link chirps with a message from your boss>Meeting at 6:00 A.M to continue discussing the break-in two nights ago. Everyone must have their Commlinks on open and be prepared to answer questions.You give a wide smirk, knowing you had nothing to do with this burglary. Why they were scanning your department when it happened in the Tech department. Still you walk in, get on the elevator and head for the correct floor.>People in the ElevatorTim the Elf from AccountingSamantha your cube-mate in "Foreign Relations". (Your Department mainly handles Any sort issues relating to other Corps or the Metroplex.Some Ork, you don't seem to remember seeing him before, must be a new guy.
>>29303101Yeah, its pretty good.Dracula is an American Industrialist in Britain, and has Teamed up with Dr Hellsing to destroy an order of vampire hunters that are also trying to take over the world using money and oil. Its crazy.
>>29303191>Some Ork, you don't seem to remember seeing him before, must be a new guy.Let's introduce ourselves to him. It doesn't do for a person in our position to fail to recognize someone. That sort of impersonality leads to security breaches and poor morale. Whether he turns out to be a lowly janitor or the CEO himself, smile, get a name, and give him a firm-but-not-showing-off handshake.
>>29303222Is it called Dracula?
>>29303295Oh yeah. Smooth talk the new guy. >>29303333Yes. IMDB has it as Dracula (2013) I believe.
>>29303352Well, now I'm downloading the first episode for no reason other than to see the comparison.
>>29302480Mostly been playing Shadowrun Unlimited since it's sandbox with random runs which is all I really wanted. Shame I can only have one fucking save slot.
>>29303295>The OrkYou move slightly, being the largest thing in the elevator, plus the only thing making the elevator come to weight limit you need to be careful of others. "Frank Dodge, I work in 'Foreign Relations' I guess you would call it, with Sam over here" You say as you pat her on the shoulder, making her wince as she takes the weight.The Ork turns and smiles giving a cordial nod "Ronald Ferraro, I am transfer from Ares Hong Kong. I am replacing one of the Supervisors in the Technical Department."You both shakes hands and exchange cards. Before you know it, you are all talking about the latest Urban Brawl game. Soon you reach your floor, you and Sam say good bye to Ronald and get off, heading for the meeting room.>Strike up Conversation with Sam>Stay quiet, now might not be the best time to talk>Stop by your Cube first
>>29303630I feel like we're obligated to stop by our cube first
>>29303630>Strike up Conversation with SamIt's always good to keep dialogues open with coworkers, superiors, and subordinates. Even if it's something as simple as asking how her pet/family member/hobby is doing, or offering a casual business lunch later. For all we know, she might even volunteer information about the current situation, or have questions or concerns we can answer or reassure her over.Always keep the dialogue open. After all, here at Ares, we're not just a business. We're a family.
>>29303630Converse with Sam, about the new guy. Get her opinion.
Rolled 62>>29303630Stop by your cube.Get that shit out of the way in case your manager is in.
>>29303718>>29303757We should stop by our cube if and only if there's at LEAST a half hour before the meeting time. After all, we want to show up to the meeting at LEAST five minutes early.
>>29302293HAHAHAHHAHAHahaa oh my god that picture.That was drawn for our Saints of Los Angeles game, a 2/3 year adrenaline and media fueled campaign based on the premise "welcome to showbusiness!"How the fuck did that picture end up here?!
>>29303794>>29303757>>29303718Gonna stop by the cube it is. Gonna write up.
>>29303794That's true, I wonder how long is left before the meeting. We really can't afford to be late to the early time slot.
>>29303813>How the fuck did that picture end up here?!Sorry, i mean 'how the frag'. Ahem.That being said, I approve of its use, and I'm fairly sure there's a colored version of it somewhere, if you want it.
>>29303813>>29303879It probably started here:http://crispy-gypsy.deviantart.com/art/Ride-em-cowgirl-185449314Then popped up in a thread like this one:http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/27132300/#q27132604Where it was likely saved by half a dozen people who then reposted it later in other Shadowrun threads.And that's how proliferation of images works on the internet, and why you should never take an anonymous picture of your butthole and put it anywhere unless you're okay with literally everyone seeing it.
Rolled 20>>29303948That's why I always post my ass pictures under high school friend's names
>>29303948Yuuup. Agreed on the last point.Anyway, here's the finished version of Onyx and Diamond.I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but in our game, the troll was a dragon, and the woman was his pepper pots. That joking attitude you see there? Its because any sort of sexual tension in the game was resolved. Repeatedly. Onyx and diamond owned, though.
>Stop by the cube"Sam I am gonna stop by the cube real quick and connect to the node, need anything while I'm there?""Yeah Frank, I set the SoyKaf maker last night to brew for this morning, forgetting about the meeting, grab my cup before you leave." She say looking up to you with a smile. Man, does she have a pretty face for a mundy human, can't say no to it. You keep a brisk pace as you walk to your cube, waving and smiling at anyone who called your name, even pointing at Joey with both hands and yelling "JOEYYYYYY!" getting a "FRANKKYYY!" in response, and a hearty laugh between the two of you.As you sit yourself down, you connect to the node, going through some of the dialogue you and Sam have had with some guys at Neonet about a glitch the Knight's Cars have been having on the Grid, when you see something strange. A huge chunk of the dialogue between you and someone over at Shiawase is missing.>Dig for info>Call over a Spider>Save this for the meetingAlso>Grab yourself a cup of Soykaf along with Sam's?
Anyway, peace out, good luck with the quest. I've got my own game to run tonight!For the record, though, Crispy-Gypsy and noben both have an excellent grasp of shadowrun aesthetics and fairly reasonable rates, if anyone needs runner art.
Well this looks bloody interesting , just read up on the background of Shadowrun so got the gist of it, didn't find anything about wage mages though , what can our guy do?
>>29304095I actually like that, thanks for making it, I was having a lot of trouble finding a proper image for a "pretty troll"
>>29304173>Call over a SpiderWe want it on record that we made the call, at least, in case it turns out to be anything. We won't get rewarded for vigilance - it's to be expected, after all - but we will get busted for laziness if we don't. Or worse.>Grab yourself a cup of Soykaf along with Sam's?Absolutely.
>>29304173>A huge chunk of the dialogue between you and someone over at Shiawase is missing.Shadowruns activate?Are we going to be the fall guy?>Call over a spider
>>29304222A wage mage is any kind of magical character working a standard-hours legal job for some kind of company. Our guy, specifically, is a huge-as-fuck but immaculately dressed and perfectly mannered troll with superhuman charisma and social skills. We're basically, ideally, a liaison, negotiator, and investigator for the company, given our skillset.
Rolled 44>>29304173Oh shit, call the spider. Something is awry.
>>29304222As a social adept his powers are based on influencing people, and can range from changing one's voice, to changing one's entire face to fit the situation,
>>29304278>>29304293Don't forget that at least one Social Adept power lets you literally yell, "KILL YOUR FRIENDS!" and have listeners draw their guns and blow all their friends away in a Mexican Standoff gone full-heat.
>>29304279>>29304238>>29304228Spider it is. Writing commences
>>29304225Pretty Troll art is hard to come by. I didn't make it though, see. >>29304214Most of the art that came from the game was based on other players.Two notable pieces that come to mind about pretty trogs, though are:http://remainaery.deviantart.com/art/Goliath-and-TNT-Comission-58533216andhttp://elementsheep.deviantart.com/art/Shortcake-262957239Also this one.
>>29304293>>29304278Brilliant, thanks. This should be fun
>Call over a Spider.And with a mental command a spider pops up next to your Matrix Avatar. You show him the missing Dialogue and he shoot you a short message"This looks like a rather poor hack job, tell your supervisor, I will look into it. Thanks for bringing it up Mr. Dodge."You surprisingly are "encouraged" to log out of the nod, shaking your head from the ever so slight feeling of Dumpshock. Thinking to yourself how luck you are that you aren't a Spider you grab Sam's cup and pour her some Kaf before briskly walking to the meeting room.>Anything you guys might wanna do before heading to the meeting?
>>29304500Send our supervisor a message about this particular issue, just like the spider suggested. It may or may not be urgent, so we may as well just let it be in his inbox for him to tackle as his schedule allows for now. It'll show we're taking this security issue seriously, at least, which is important considering the topic of today's meeting.
I pirated shadowrun returns how do I load runs into it?
>>29304642that game sucks so much
>>29304642Just actually buy it, you shitheel. It's an indie game with a subject matter and gameplay style that you ideally want to encourage more of by giving them money.
Rolled 21>>29304592Surely our friendly, trustworthy spider would never tamper with our call and the log. We should follow the spider's instructions and tell the supervisor and head to the meeting.
>>29304592Definitley , We could also use this incident as ammo in the meeting later if we need to defend ourselves or criticise someone
>>29302293>Troll named Frank>ShadowrunWhat the butt
>>29304592>Send out a message to the superAs you finish typing out the message on your 'link you arrive at the meeting room. Your supervisor, sitting at the other end of the table looks to you and smiles. That man has always been something of a mentor to you while you've been with Ares. Your boss though, a heavy set man with beady eyes is standing in the corner with a Errant Detective. Damn is this a big detective, you have seen him on one of your news streams, his name is Tosh Athack and he has been called in on some of the most recent acts of "Domestic Violence" in the Metro. As you sit down, the last to arrive, your boss clears his throat and speaks"Now we have spent all of yesterday reviewing any connection that anyone may have with the most recent attack on this Company's stability. So far, our spiders have not been able to find any evidence of what was stolen, so the higher-ups have invited Mr.Athack to help in the investigation. I expect complete and total cooperation on everyone's part." Tosh Athack steps up to the table and rest his hands on them 'Holy shit they make your hands look small.' Actually his entire appearance makes you seem smaller than the giant of a troll that stood before you."Now," Tosh says as he speaks up "I have my best on the case right now combing the entire archive, now possibly whoever broke in here two nights ago has planted a bug and it has yet to go off, but we have no other leads. Now to cover bases, has anyone here found anything strange on their nodes today or last night after the first run through preformed by the building's spiders?" And as you raise your hand you see most of the people assembled are raising their hands, except Sam and a few other. Even your boss shuffles a bit before raising his own hand.
>>29305194Woops forgot the Image.Also>Explain your issue>Wait for your Supervisor to explain>Nudge Sam?
>>29305256>>29305194>>Explain your issueThey're expecting complete compliance, and Knight Errant is an in-house police branch anyway, so let's explain our specific issue, then let the others give theirs. Our super can chip in any details he finds pertinent, and if he gives us a 'stop talking' look, we can avoid overstating any sensitive information that way.
>>29305256>>Wait for your Supervisor to explain
>>29305194>>29305256>>29305365Lead by example. Demonstrate that we know we have nothing to fear from our own. Explain the problem and the report to the spider.Don't make dumb conjecture. We're not Matrix specialists and we can only look dumb or suspicious if we try to offer explanations instead of simple data.
>>29305194They can't really blame us for what the hacking and we just look like a leader if we're first , let's explain the issue
>>29304423Try Changeling art ?
>>29305365>>29305439>>29305475>>29305480Explaining it is. Writing now
Can I say how proud I am, anons ? You seem to be shadowrunning very smoothly.Also compliments to the OP. I was never interested in Shadowrun, but now I am
>>29304855Op is trolling the mans
Tosh looks at the room before pointing at you "Lets start with the first hand I noticed." He seems to chuckle, some others laughing with him. A good way to relieve tension, this guy is good, you are better though. You smirk letting him know you don't have a soft skin about such prodings."Well, it was this morning, I was getting my cubemate some coffee and going over some dialogue when I noticed that a large chunk from a few months ago went missing. It was from what I can recall a discussion I had with someone from Shiawase about a custom cyber suite a customer had ordered and included some Shiawase made parts. I cannot recall the direct line, or if it was settled." You finish your explanation, settling back into your seat, your supervisor giving you a warm smile and an approving nod. Tosh though does not seem as pleased. As everyone else who raised their hand explains their problems. Tosh scratches his chin and thinks about how each case might be related. From what you have picked up. Several orders to and from other corps and even the metroplex government have gone missing. The meeting finishes up about two hours later after everyone is finished speaking. As you get up to leave a message comes up on your 'link>Thank you for your cooperation in this inquiry, have a 5 Ares nuyen credit for breakfast, lunch or dinner.As you walk back to your cube with Sam you notice she has not said a word since she asked for you to get her Kaf, which she is only sipping slowly.>Open a line of message with your supervisor>Speak with Sam>Match her resolve>Other
>>29306004>Speak with SamLets find out whats wrong, she might be holding on to some relevant info.
>>29306004>>Speak with Sam
Rolled 98>>29306004>>29306070>Speak with SamMaybe she's nervous?
>>29306004>Speak with SamShe might be spooked by the going-ons. Or maybe she has something she might not feel comfortable airing out in front of a group. Either way, we should give her a safe space to vent. After all, open dialogues, and all that.
>>29306070>>29306152>>29306170>Speak with SamWriting now
>>29306235I have a few images of troll in suit if you want.After that it would be down to googling demons or devils in a suit to get similar pictures
You slightly nudge Sam, pushing her slightly but she recovers and smiles, not spilling a drop of Kaf on her pantsuit. "Whats up Frank?""You've been quiet, are you alright? I also noticed you kept your hand down during the meeting. You left after I did, your telling me you didn't see blocks of data disappear?""No, Frank I didn't. I wasn't...I wasn't at my node the whole time. So I don't know what happened. Don't tell anyone, but Davis two cubes down had the problem last night, and you saw him keep his hand down. I-I'm just nervous that if I talk they will think something, like I am not attentive enough or something. Sorry I'm talking your ear off about this." She frowns and lets out a short sigh before downing the rest of her Kaf. "Just promise you won't tell anyone I was away from my cubicle last night after you left?">Promise>Scold>Promise, but report anyway>Scold and report>OtherRoll 1d100 to read her face during all this +20 because Magic Trog.
Rolled 10 + 20>>29306465"No promises, but I'll try to find a reason not to tell them. You know how it is. Take care, all right?"Then talk to Davis.
Rolled 96 + 20>>29306465
>>29306465Scold, but promise.>>29306526>>29306549Yeah, I'm alright with this.
>>29306585>Scold, but promise.
>>29306581Scold Sam, talk to supervisor about Davis
>>29306526Noice roll>>29306526>>29306549>>29306610>>29306585>Scold, bur promise seems the way to go. I'm on it.
>>29306581YOU BALLSY ASSHOLEi'm not sure to be annoyed you rolled, or surprised at the one-upmanship
>>29306643Also inform Supervisor of Davis since 116.
>>29306698I'll listen to you from now on, and get some coffee. It's 3 am here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTqv59JXMUkMade me think of this.
>>29307016Fuck it, have some theme song for our trollfacehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7NDfRiZTbs
>Scold, and promise to keep Sam out of report."Sam, this is a big. I mean its not a terrorist attack, but if IF it was Shadowrunners, and they were targeting this department we could be in serious trouble, the two of us. Now I am gonna report an anonymous tip that Davis did not report an issue at the meeting."You gently pat Sam on the shoulder as the two of you walk back into ya'lls cube. You both sit down and get relaxed as you enter the Matrix. You soon log onto your Persona and go through interdepartmental messages. Karen is having a birthday, so someone needs to get a cake among other things. You then open your newest assignment. An out of the office Assignment to the Federated Boeing Building in Downtown Seattle about a new Research agreement. You are travelling with a group of researchers who will show a hands-on presentation. You quickly send the tip to your Supervisor>Davis has a data loss and did not report it at the meeting.You quickly set the message to anonymous and send it before logging out. You then get up, stretch before heading to the garage where the van should be waiting.>Leave Sam a note saying good bye>Go tell your boss you are heading out>Check over and see what Davis is up to>Head down now>Other
>>29307152>Go tell your boss you are heading outIt's never a good idea to leave to office without your superior being aware, even if you're just cleaving to schedules and orders.
>>29307152So, uh, did we pass the DC check or what? What did it give us?
>>29307152Let's check in on Davis. Need to coordinate workplace synergy.
>>29307228Especially with the shit that's happening now. I hope the new guy is not an infiltrator, by the way.
>>29307256You did, she was genuinely worried for her job.Sorry, about that. Thought I had it in there
>>29307228>>Go tell your boss you are heading outNot only check on this, but check how valid it is, and who issued the assignment.if the system was hacked, then getting us out of the building for a few days is a great way to make shit happen when we're out.Trust but verify.
>>29307296>>29307228>Tell the BossOn it gents
You walk over to the corner office your boss resides in and open the door. Synthgar smoke fills the air as he smokes. He usually kept bad habits to when he was nervous you have always noticed. You let out a slight cough and he turns to you "Oh Frank, heading out for Downtown? Be sure to knock them dead." He chuckles a little and tries to smile.its genuine, but does it freak you out seeing him act this nervous. You smile and nod, closing the door behind you and making for the elevator. As you reach it, it opens with out a button press and Tim from Accounting walks in, carrying a tablet with him he nods to you and briskly walks to the meeting room, where Tosh Athack is still sitting, talking on his 'link. >Wait for Tim to talk to Tosh and read their lips (1d100 check +10 because Trog Magic, but the distance does not help)>Mind your own business and get on the elevator>Other
>>29307652Why don't we have a one on one with the guy, when tim is done. We should get on this guys good side, and offer assistance. Don't be pushy, just let him know we are available.
>>29307652>>Wait for Tim to talk to Tosh and read their lips (1d100 check +10 because Trog Magic, but the distance does not help)Things are fishy. Keep our wits about us.Just do it a little bit, see if there's anything routine while we check our watch and messages on our link, then headdownstairs when there isn't.if there is, we go from there
Rolled 20>>29307652>>Wait for Tim to talk to Tosh and read their lips (1d100 check +10 because Trog Magic, but the distance does not help)No reason not to. Our talents are well-known, so they're having the equivalent of a conversation right out in the open, right? Yes, I'm making totally bullshit justifications.
>>29307714>We should get on this guys good side, and offer assistance.As long as it doesn't mean spying on Sam, or spying on our colleagues any more than we do now. If they find out, it will backfire
>>29307753>>29307779>>2930778361+10=71 v67 Close, Very close. Writing results now.
You lean in, once again relying on those adept powers of your's again. What you read though is limited.Tim: "We have an issue with an account." Tosh: "How much?"Tim puts his tablet in front of his face, but you can see Tosh's eyes widen and the rest you can tell by intuition as his hands slam on the table and he stands up, making this elf look like a dwarf as he yells at him.Tosh: "What? How could you have not reported this earlier you number cruncher. Go make an official report and stop wasting my time!." To which Tim rushes out and basically runs for the elevator and push the button, he then looks up at you, jumping in fright. Sweat covering his face. "O-o-oh hey Fr-Fra-Franky, thought you already left." The elevator opens, Both of you getting in this time, pressing buttons for your respective floors. You can tell though how shaken Tim is.>Ask if he wants to talk about it>Comfort him>Confront him>Silence>Other
>>29308091>>Ask if he wants to talk about itIn a comforting way. We're a whole corporate family here.
>>29308186>>>Ask if he wants to talk about itIn a comforting way. We're a whole corporate family here.
>>29308091>>Ask if he wants to talk about itWe only have a few seconds. Meet with him later ?And how well do we know Tim ?
>>29308186>>29308204>>29308211Time for questions! Writing now.
>>29308382Well we are a massive troll PLAYA. Bar was likely anyway. Lets do it. Catch the game, Game some waitresses.
>>29305652I second this motion on both accounts. Suddenly I have a vast desire to be a gear in the machine....
"So Tim, you wanna talk about why you are shaking like a leaf. Do you wanna go into it?" You say, putting your hand on his shoulder. He looks up and smiles for a sec feeling relieved."Yeah, I got my ear talked off my that detective guy. I'm about to go make a report, but I'll tell you if you want after work, meet over at that sports bar a couple blocks down." You nod, not knowing if you will be able to make it, but you can tell him later if not. You do have Ten hours after all. You get to Accountings level and Tim gets off, waving good bye. A spring in his step, damn its great being able to cheer up anyone you wanted with just a simple touch and a kind word. You get off in the garage, The van waiting for you, and luckily its sized so you, and everyone else can fit in it, along with the presentation of a new Ares-Boeing joint Spacecraft for faster travel between Earth and the Mars Research Base. You marvel at the model and even look over some of the cliff notes the researchers provided to help you with the pitch.>Tell the Driver to head out>Talk with the team>Look for any shows on space travel while your interest is peaked>Other
>>29308535You creep Motherfragger, posing skeletonjelly
>>29308587>Tell the Driver to head out>Talk with the teamWe're on the clock here.By the way,
Rolled 90>>29308587>Enjoy our imminent kidnappingLet's talk with the team!
>>29307016Isnt this the theme song to Shadowrun in its entirity?
>>29308587>>Talk with the teamDo that, after telling the driver to head out. We want to make sure we don't make any slips while talking about this topic. After all, we're their spokesman; we had better do this right, since they're the REAL heroes of this team.
>>29308693>>29308706>Talk to the team on the roadOn it>>29308696You know, somebody in one of my games once told everyone the warehouse was empty. Then bam, cyberzombie
>>29308648I didn it for the machine!
You motion for the driver to go, and move to turn your hread, and the whole seat follows your motion so you have a better look at the model. "So guys, this seems to be a big moment for this company. If Boeing agrees to this proposal we might have a partnership that will make us larger than Saeder-Krupp, bigger than the Dragon himself. I bet all of us will get a mention in the history books. So don't feel nervous boys and gal," Nodding to the woman in the back of the truck, holding down the covered cart the model sat on."I'll also have you know that you are with the best in the biz. So throw those worries out." But as you get onto the interstate and head for Downtown, something does not feel right. These guys are not looking over their papers as much as you are. Really they are rather quite, the speech not really doing much for them it seems.Roll 1d100
>>29309126>>29309206Success. Gonna write up now.
Rolled 76>>29308696>>29308696>>29308696>>29308696>Enjoy our imminent kidnapping
>>29309261What do we need for success ?
You smirk and pat one of the researchers on the shoulder making him jump, then it runs through your spin, that chill. Slowly you look over each person who is now ducking their head down."Hey guys, What is with the faces?" None of them answer as you spy the cart. All of them are looking down at it, you slowly lean over and grab the cloth. A hand shooting out to grab your wrist as you clutch the cloth"Don't." The look on his face, it is a face you have seen before. As a kid growing up in the poorer parts of Seattle. It read of the face of a runner. Your eyes narrow as you ignore is heed and pull the cloth up. Guns, Grenades, Several mask, and a totem.You are suddenly pushed back into your seat as three of the five researchers jump ontop of you as they hold you down, but your raw strength overwhelms them as you throw them off, and against the wall of the van, throwing the door open and the other two unfortunate souls out of the van as the first one hangs onto the door for his life. The other two still sitting down grab for the guns and point them at you. "Woah fella, we don't wanna hurt ya. Now calm down and stay in your seat." As the one on the left finishes speaking you feel a pistol pressed against your head.'Not the Driver too'>Talk your way out (Roll 1d100 for Charisma)>Do not fight, Do not speak, just go with it.>Fight your way out (Roll 3d100, 1 for each person.)>Other
Rolled 4>>29309629>Talk your way out (Roll 1d100 for Charisma)
Rolled 52>>29309629>Talk your way out (Roll 1d100 for Charisma)
Rolled 70>>29309629>>Talk your way out (Roll 1d100 for Charisma)
Rolled 95>>29309629Try to convince 'em that they don't want to stake whatever they're trying to pull off on us.
Rolled 98>>29309629>talk your way outI might be alone on this one, but I think given our skillset this is the best way to go. Hopefully the dice agree..
>>29309682>>29309693>>29309708>>29309717Noice rolling guys. Write up time
You take a deep breath and look deep into yourself, finally speaking with a voice that would humble Great Ceasar himself. "I do not know who you people are, what your plan is, but I do know that if you continue down this path that you will be found dead, In the Boeing office building or in this vaan by my own hands. Now lower your weapons, drive to The Big Rhino in Downtown Seattle, let me out, then drive to the nearest Knight Errant officer and turn yourself in."All four of the runners look at you. the fear of Frank in their eyes. They move to let their comrade back in and close the van doors following your direction without a flaw they let you outside of the popular above ground part of The Big Rhino."Sorry, sorry for trying to use you man." The driver says as you open the door, He then drives off going to 10 feet before finding a patrol car and flagging them down. You can watch the whole conversation from here. They are promptly arrested, placed in the squad car and driven off. You shaked your head and sigh, but in your head:'I AM THE FRAGGING GREATEST THING SINCE CHRIST'You then smile and walk into the Big Rhino>Call work>Just take the day off, they will figure out what happened>Eat lunch before calling a cab back to the office.>Other
>>29310168Call work. This should be known.
>>29310168Think back to the boss, while getting some lunch at the Big Rhino. Consider getting a runner crew to look into what our boss might have been doing, and if you were related to it somehow.
>>29310168>>Eat lunch before calling a cab back to the office.
>>29310168That was...extremely easy. If they are sending rookie runners after our company, apparently the crisis is not that bad
>>29310459"Rookie" is a nice way of putting it. They straight-up turned themselves in over a threat.>>29310232>>29310168Let's phone home about that in case this isn't the last we hear of them.
>>29310339>>29310279Seems food is on the brain, as well as work.>>29310459Well after I started writing I saw someone roll a 98, plus CQC for a Troll Adept, even a Social Adept is like shooting fish in a barrel. Also it is probably gonna get harder as time goes by.
Before you sit down at the table you send a quick message to your supervisor>Decided to treat the team and I to an early lunch. Boeing called and canceled apparentlyYou then watch the buxom Orl waitress walk up to you, a cheery smile on her face. "So Honey, I take a tall glass of our in-house ale and a plate of ribs to compliment. Or am I not reading you enough?"You turn your head so you can admire the view for a bit, but your mind trails to work.'The boss acted rather funny earlier when I left this morning, I mean this had to be some ametuer job, this couldn't have even been something serious? Was this some sor-' then you look back to the waitress and your mind wanders before snapping back '-t of test? I should end up calling work right?'>Call now>Order what the waitress recommended>Order a larger meal, I mean you a a troll after all. You need more than thome puny humans.>Other
>>29310862>>Order a larger meal, I mean you a a troll after all. You need more than thome puny humans.
>>29310862Order her recommendation. That way we can make the call while we wait on our food.
>>29310862I'll take a triple order of those ribs, but no ale. Got a sale I need to do prep work for. I'll have your sweetened ice tea to put down the meal, thank you!
>>29310862>Was this some sor-That would explain why they sent these failures after you. >Call now
>>29310998>>29310995>>29310955You guys seem split, so I'll try to combine all three.
You finally come back to the food and look back up to your waitress. "I think I will take two plates of ribs and I'll have two biscuits and home fries on the side, but I am only here for lunch. So if you don't mind I'll take a sweet tea instead of the ale if you don't mind" She nods and smiles "Alright Honey, nice big meal for a nice big man, and a tea to wash it down. I'll have it out in a jiffy."You give her a smile back before raising a hand "Actually, take your time, I need to make a phone call."She smiles and nods walking off with your order written down, and tends to another family before heading to the kitchen.>Call your Boss>Call your Supervisor>Call Sam>Other
>>29311338>>Call your Supervisor
>>29311338Snap out a short text to the Supervisor, the Boss, and Tosh. Then call them in that order.
>>29311338The supervisor. Boss seemed kind of twitchy, he might be plotting something on company time. That's no good, all extra-corporate plots need to be planned off of work hours!
>>29311390>>29311471>>29311451Supervisor it seems. I'll need to wrap it up in the next couple post and archive this. I'll be back on Tuesday, around 5pm Central time.
You quickly pull out your 'link after making your order and thumb through your contacts till you find Emanuel Berg-Supervisor and make the call."Hello? Frank, is everything alright? We just got a call from a Knight Errant Officer who says he picked up some folk who apparently have taken you hostage, I thought that he came across some tempo addicts.""Well sir." You start off, best to be direct about this. " I was taken hostage, yes, but whoever hired these guys didn't think about it before doing so. I made a simple threat and they fell apart."Emanuel can be heard laughing over the Commlink, "Well Franky, take the day off while we clear everything over. Also I am gonna wire you 5,000 nuyen to help with 'damages'. Before I go is there anything else you needed?"
>>29311842Mention how the boss was kind of twitchy when you told him you were heading out for the meeting at Bowing. Ask if you can prep a running team to check into the issue. It never hurts to expand your contact list!
>>29311842"Yeah, uh, the guys who took me hostage were the people who were supposed to be taking me downtown for the Federated Boeing pitch. So... that's sort of awkward."
"Well, now that you mention it, did we recently lose a tech supervisor?
>>29311982>>29311983"Well Sir, I think it might be something related to the Bo-"You are quickly interrupted by Emanuel. "Now Franky, this sounds like some rather big stuff. You might want to find some evidence before saying anything more. I'll give you a name of a friend of mine you can speak with." New Contact retrieved: Miranda O'Bannon/Bartender at the Speed Runner "She should be able to put you into contact with some people who can help you out. Now I should go." You smile as the call ends, your food and drink coming out as you put your 'link up. While this isn't an "Ares Approved Institution" the meal only cost 11 nuyen and you have more then plenty, plus a tip. You then bite into your food, enjoying the spiced meat with the intensity of a man who has met the woman of his life. END DAY. >Also I seemed to have forgot how to archive would somebody mind telling me real quick?
>>29312351OOHHHH GODWE'RE BEING DRAGGED INTO INTRIGUEPANIC
>>29312351go to suptg, and click the archive button on the bottom of the menu bar on the left. Enter the thread number (/tg/ only) and a brief title and one-sentence description and hit Go!; it'll archive a copy of the page
>>29312570Daanke. Thread is now archived, hope you guys enjoyed everything.
>>29301897>You look out the window of the Corp provided apartment and its raining, but in Seattle when isn't it?It actually doesn't rain in Seattle that often, because of the Olympic Mountains across the sound creating a minor rain shadow.
>>29313729Yea but that's the stereotype.... And MAGIC
>>29312631I had to go to sleep before the van situation ended up getting resolved, but since naming him Frank and him being a smooth Social Adept was what I was pulling for from the beginning, yeah, I fucking loved it. I can't wait for chapter 2. Oh, and I'm glad that they're paying us in nuyen this time instead of Ares corp scrip like before.