Even though it's been years and I have no idea what became of RMH, I'd like to imagine that he's happy to have his drawfaggotry adorning the final thread of this tale, right at the moment of Dervish's transcendence, whereupon he became Dervish Claus and circled the world, giving exactly no fucks to all the boys and girls.This is a direct continuation of thread >>36995529As always, archive at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=shadowrun+storytimeLet your comments flow free, like the spirit of liberty.
>>37016947THE END.I CAN ALMOST TASTE IT.
So what was the Adept trick that runner had that let her take Nitro and not explode? I'm super curious about that one.
>>37016947AMERICA-SENPAI! LETS DO THIS THINGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you get the general idea
>>37016947He is become America-San, destroyer of sides.
We're nearing the end of my finished stuff again, so expect the usual serious slowdown, but it's so fucking close to done that I plan on just powering through.The brief summary:> Everyone is fighting everyone because some jack-off named Rodrigo Alvarez is trying to sell a dragon egg to Horizon for a fuckload of orichalcum> Alvarez gets punked by Wildcard and Locke> Ares gets involved under the flimsy excuse that their stupid bugspray robot is being threatened> Locke gets punked by Aztechnology> Dervish gets his hands on the egg and is accosted by Hestaby, who wants to give him the egg> Dervish says no until Schwartzkopf convinces him otherwise>The present>>37016947“Please deal with the remaining enemies on-site,” said Hestaby, addressing both Dervish and the drake as she wove a crackling stream of magic in the air in front of her. “I trust that you can manage this with some rudimentary magical support.”As both Dervish and the drake’s wounds closed instantaneously, Dervish found himself hovering a few feet above the ground without the aid of his skimmers. Testing the limits of his motion, he swiftly found that he could move around through the air. Very, very fast.“Oh, hell yes,” said Dervish, rocketing into the sky, only partially in response to Hestaby. As he dove back down, arcing through the sky like Orc Superman, he focused his enhanced senses on the Horizon tac-team on the second floor.
>>37016947I have been on the edge of my seat for like 3 hours now. It just keeps getting better and better. I wish I was half the writer you are.
>>37016947so Dervish/American-san is now pic related
>>37016947I'm pretty sure by this point, his ability of not giving a shit was such that he'd guaranteed himself immortality as a mentor spirit of 'Fuck You, I Don't Care'.
>>37017032Huh. I guess I thought you were kidding about the whole "transcending and turning into Dervish-Claus" thing. Well, looks like Dervish goes above and beyond again.
Continuing to boast in an epic tread.This is where I was when America-san became FREEDOM.
>>37017032>dervish is literally SuperTrogGoddamn son.
you can get a new Tenacious D(ervish) tattoo!
>>37017032Was dervish even especially patriotic before the trucker bar? After that, he kind of took it and ran with it so hard that he transcended his mortal coil into an incarnation of pure freedom.
>who wants him to give her the egg, rather>>37017032Horizon’s point-man was the first to go, as Dervish landed directly on top of him, punching him clean through floor and then carrying him down in a piledriver into the concrete flooring above the basement. As the professional company-men sighted him, he shot back upstairs faster than they could perceive, knocking the team’s mage into the sky with a shriek before shouldering his anti-materiel rifle and firing straight up, silencing the screams.As the mage rained down about their shoulders, the remaining four Horizon troops unloaded their mags into Dervish.Dervish was as surprised as they were to find that none of the APDS rounds breached his skin.“OH, FUCK YES.”Like a twig, the Dawkins tac-team’s morale broke. The man in front yelled,“Goddammit, run!”Laughing ecstatically, Dervish chased them down as they fled down the stairs, pitching them through walls, floors, and ceilings, multiple times if necessary, like metahuman rag dolls.Dervish circled the building in instants, each time slaying one of the few remaining mercenaries effortlessly, adding mass to the utter piles of bodies that had begun to stack up around the museum.It was equal parts hubris and confidence that led him to simply hover directly into the expo hall, in full view of the Firewatch squad that had camped out there.
>>37017065>right into the Firewatch teamUh...I hope TwoDee's not too busy jackin' it...
>>37017043"I follow a spirit of Red and White with a face of the Night Sky, I follow a spirit of Freedom, I follow...AMERICA-SAN!"Bisho Uandu, Mystic Adept and Shadowrunnner, Neo-Tokyo
>>37017090Gotta admit, I'd play that character.
>>37017054Nope. His player can kind of be something of a rollplayer when he's not GMing, so it was sheer joy to us when he latched onto this minute detail and just Usain Bolted with it.>>37017065Dervish settled before them in his pristine musclebound glory, American flag headband fluttering as if daring them to attack. Lasers, flames, bullets; he could take it all at this point. He had the buff spells of a Great Dragon behind him.Instead, the human in the lead just yelled back to his team,"Secure the prototype!"Dervish blinked as the Firewatch squad surrounded him and then settled into firing positions, facing outward. The troll in the rear put his hand flat on Dervish's back and began gently pushing him forward, towards the stairs, as the team of operators combat-shuffled in sync."You--what."The human glanced back from his position at the point of the formation and said, through his polarized faceplate,"We're securing the prototype."Dervish, still being effortlessly pushed along in his low hover, pointed at the completely scrapped Ares robot."Prototype's over there, dingus.""Negative, sir," said the man at the head of the Firewatch squad. "The Prototype next-gen super-soldier. Project name "America-San.""Dervish pointed at himself."I'm the prototype?"The fourth team member with the railgun, a human woman under her power armor by the looks of her, laughed through her own vocorder."With all due respect, sir, you didn't think we were really putting this much effort into retrieving a bug-spraying robot?"As Wildcard settled his helicopter down near to the carnage, directly next to the DocWagon chopper that was currently keeping Locke alive, if in critical condition, TwoDee's voice sounded over his comms."I win the race."
Please.My penis can only get so erect.
>>37017181I'm not even sure how I'm supposed to be feeling right now. This has got to come closest.
>>37017090How'd you guys stat him?Another aspect of Dragonslayer?Or something entirely new?
>>37017181>"The Prototype next-gen super-soldier. Project name "America-San."HOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIITAKE MUSHROOMS! DID NOT SEE THAT ONE COMING!
>>37017181As Bend limped out of the building, hobbling over to the helicopter, a tank flanked on either side by APCs trundled into the courtyard, offloading Tir Marines who began hurrying into the building. A few of the elven soldiers eyed the runners warily, but a yell from their commander at the rear of the formation had them jogging back into position."Where's Dervish?"Wildcard, whose mask was off for the first time in over 36 hours, pointed at the Ares gunship, which had settled into the cratered remains of the roof."He found some new mates and is gettin' acquainted. We'll get along without him.""Here's hoping for a quiet ride back to Seattle," joked Bend, although there wasn't much mirth behind the joke. Wildcard just nodded in agreement, his plasticine face barely expressing.There was a beat before Bend spoke again."How's he doing?"Wildcard grimaced."Likely he'll live. They've got him on life support, although our team Aztec is going to be needing some new organs before all this is over."Bend looked glumly at the DocWagon transport."Are we fielding the costs?""Actually," said Wildcard, with a half-smile, "we're just deducting it from his share."Bend scowled."Don't ever let the Azzie know that I'm defending him on this one, but that's messed up. For all we know he's going to need to keep up treatment for years, and that's going to really eat away at the money he made off this whole thing."Wildcard placed his armored gauntlet on Bend's shoulder."Bend," said Wildcard, "I don't think you fully appreciate how large 'his share' is."
>>37017336>"I don't think you fully appreciate how large 'his share' is."
So is Aztechnology getting double or triple fucked now?
>>37017360At least triple.Big scaly dragon dick and all.
>>37017284Well, He can cut the Sky, literally
Did they give the mexican their orichalcum?
So, the big question. How the hell did the Azzies get their hands on a Great Dragon egg, and why were they not immediately razed to the ground?
>>37017518Wildcard and Locke had it before he got torn a new one (literally); presumably it's still in the Super Getaway Helicopter.
>>37017336> NOON, FEBRUARY 26th, 2074: THE FAWLTY BAR, SEATTLE METROPLEX, UCASThe Fawlty bar was popular, even at noon. Abe Heep had gathered a clutch of would-be runners--teenagers and street thugs, mostly--around the bar, and was telling them a lurid tale of the olden days of katanas and trenchcoats, pink mohawks and non-wireless Matrices. A scrawny moppet who was almost certainly too young to drink nursed her beer, seemingly more terrified at the prospect of a dial-up internet connection than she was of insect spirits or shedim."And speaking of which," the old sammy said, as Bend stepped into the doorway in a muted green suit, carrying a small briefcase, "this is a man who's seen it all."The wannabes gathered around the bar parted and allowed Bend access, some of them clapping him on the back but most keeping a respectful distance."And hid from most of it," said Bend, earning a small smattering of laughs from his audience. "Hey Abe, is Brianna in?""Middle of a telephone call," said Abe, but nodded towards the back office anyway. "Feel free to let her know you're here.""Hey Abe," said a large troll, from the corner of the room, as Bend stepped behind the bar, "what the drek is a telephone?"Bend took the small flight of stairs up to Brianna's office, finding that the rest of the team was already there. Dervish, in his tight black suit, bore an Ares pin on his lapel, identical to the one worn by TwoDee and Bradford Nice. Wildcard was in his usual pinstripes, although the suit in question was particularly expensive-looking and he sported a platinum luxury watch on one wrist. Locke was perhaps the least fashionably-dressed, but that was understandable given that he'd been in surgery for the better part of a week. He sat in an armchair in the corner of the office, dressed in a simple tweed jacket over a patterned t-shirt, and smiled weakly at Bend as he entered.
Where do you get all these pixels?
>>37017625How do you get all of these dicks in your ass, faggot?It's simple, you just search the internet.
>>37017568Brianna McReary was as harried-looking as always, brushing her scarlet bangs out of her freckled face with her left hand as she clutched one of her fifteen or so commlinks with her right."No, I'm sorry, Senator. My boys have somehow gotten it into their heads that they're retiring--yes, I know that you prefer to work with known quantities, but I can make referrals--no? I'm sorry we couldn't agree on this. Goodbye."Brianna made a frustrated huffing noise as she flopped down into her office chair, initiating a little spin that caused her to regard each of the team members in turn."You boys have put me in one hell of a bind.""Sorry, Brianna," said Locke. "We're not ungrateful, but that last job was something of a wake-up call."Brianna looked at Locke conspiratorially."You know the whole thing is totally classified? I can't even ask anybody. All the channels are hush-hush. The media seems to think that Sirrurg was to blame for those industrial parks that got lit up in the south of Oregon, but nobody's taking responsibility for whatever the hell happened to the Museum of Science and Industry."Bend cringed."Speaking of which," continued Brianna, as she turned on a trid recording behind her desk, "maybe one of you can explain to me what the hell this is."The image was of Dervish and Bradford Nice in a press room, wearing matching suits and speaking into microphones."--given exemplary service in Portland, we are proud to adopt Garrett Jordan, known to many out there as Dervish or America-San, formally into the Ares family. Although Mister Jordan was not aware of it at the time," lied Nice, through his shameless movie-star teeth, "he was actually a testbed for a number of now-confirmed experimental Ares products. Naturally, his utter dominance of the shadowrun world should be considered a statement as to the quality of the tech."There was an uproar from the reporters.
Could this be the end?
>>37017625I mentioned it in a prior thread, but tumblr has this pixel artist that I adore called noirlac.>inb4 tumblr get out hurr durr>>37017711"Mister Jordan," said one of the reporters, "what do you say to allegations by the Aztechnology rep that your origins actually lie with proprietary tech developed by their company?"Dervish spoke into the mic, clearly coached,"While it's true that there has been some cross-pollination between Ares and Aztechnology thinktanks in the past, the frank fact of the matter is that those accusations are baseless. My past is purely mercenary, aside from my underlying loyalties to Ares. All of my interactions with Aztechnology were strictly on a contracting basis.""Yes," agreed Nice. "Fundamentally one can't account for every influence in a widestanding, far-reaching project like this. As always, the men and women of Aztechnology's cyber labs are an inspiration, but we here at Ares prize hard American work and ingenuity. Garrett can look forward to a star record of service in Knight Errant Firewatch, fighting enemies to peace around the globe.""And also," said Dervish, leaning into the mic, "my own reality TV show, coming in the next fiscal quarter. It's about me fighting crime and terrorists."Nice spat up a little bit of his glass of water, although he swiftly recovered composure."Yes. That. That was a thing we certainly had planned for all you fans out there.""I'm going to have a sidekick. He's a Knight Errant officer who acts as the letter-of-the-law good cop to my renegade. I picked him personally."Nice mouthed 'what' and moved to take Dervish's mic from him as Brianna stopped the clip."Everything in that video is true," said Dervish, deadpan, as he stood in the corner of the room."So that's it?" Brianna stood up, her expression hurt. "No notice? All of you just going your separate ways?"Everyone nodded and grunted their agreement.
>>37017825That's a bit sad I guess. Do they still keep in contact with 2D?
>>37017825>"I'm going to have a sidekick. He's a Knight Errant officer who acts as the letter-of-the-law good cop to my renegade. I picked him personally."Oh fuck.
>>37017825Are you ever gonna share more stories of your group and the adventures you get up too? I don't want the magic to end ;_;
>>37017845Hey, you gotta cash out sooner or later.
>>37017825why did i have to use my "every word arouses me" gif back in >>37017355 before i read who his sidekick was.
>>37017859Just because you're cashing out doesn't mean you can't keep in touch.
I don't want to close my eyes. I don't want to fall asleep, 'cause I'll miss you, Twodee.AND I DON'T WANNA MISS A THIIING!
this thread is gold and and it brings me great joy to read it and know that there are players and GMs this awesome in the world. I hope that one day I two can reach this level of awesome in my own games. Thank you 2-D for being an inspiration to us all and I hope to god that you will continue to post other games you've played throughout the years after you finish this because god damn your shit is soul twistingly beautiful.
>>37017825>pixel artistHuh, I thought these were all ripped from old Japanese games like Snatcher.
>>25835789>Trout is...you'll find out.ABOUT HIGH TIME WE FOUND OUT, TWODEE YOU GLORIOUS BASTARD.
>>37017825"I'm going to have a sidekick. He's a Knight Errant officer who acts as the letter-of-the-law good cop to my renegade. I picked him personally."
>>37017912I know everyone here played it already, but in case you haven't, here's a trailer in a gif...
>>37017825>"So that's it?" Brianna stood up, her expression hurt. "No notice? All of you just going your separate ways?">Everyone nodded and grunted their agreement.Damn, but I hate goodbyes.You better share some more stories with us, TwoDee, doesn't matter what they are!
>>37017825"If it helps," said Bend, "we put together a little gift to let you know how much all this time together meant to us."Brianna looked liked she was trying to hold back tears as Bend lifted the small briefcase, placed it on her desk, and opened it.Inside was small, grapefruit-sized gift box, done up with ribbons and a bow. The wrapping paper depicted little nuyen symbols."What the hell is this?"Brianna picked up the box, shook it around to a metal clinking noise, and pulled the ribbon off as the team watched expectantly. Perhaps what they weren't expecting was her particular choice of vocalization."FUCK!"Brianna pulled the bar of orichalcum out of the box, hefting it in her palm."Our target was getting paid in two hundred and fifty million nuyen's worth of orichalcum," explained Wildcard. "That's your share as part of the team. All fifty million of it.""Don't spend it all in one place," chuckled Locke, before coughing harshly into his elbow.Tears welled in Brianna's eyes as she looked between each member of the team, with everyone grinning (except for Wildcard, who was sporting the usual thin, botoxed smile)."I'm going to miss you guys.""We'll keep in touch," said Bend. "Who knows, maybe someday we'll all get back together for one last job."Everyone laughed, although no joke had been made and nobody really believed the sentiment."Now, if you'll excuse me," said Bend, "I've got to get back to Portland. The diplomatic corps needs me on the home front to help with this PR nightmare.""I'm off to Detroit," said Dervish, "to get a new suit of armor fitted. Then Lagos to clean up some warlord asswipe.""Rome," said Wildcard, "to begin laying down the groundwork for my grand project.""And I'll be teaching in Vienna," said Locke, standing for the first time."Until we meet again," said Brianna, producing a bottle of nice vodka from one of her lower desk drawers. Everyone lined up their shots.
>>37017912A lot of them are, but some of them are artfully restructured or otherwise modified.Either way, I don't much care, I just really like the look of pixel art.
>>37017976>"Our target was getting paid in two hundred and fifty million nuyen's worth of orichalcum,">two hundred and fifty million nuyenFUCK ME. That's 52 mil a head from that run!
>>37017976We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when...but I know we'll meet again, some sunny day...
It has been a great run TwoDee, thanks for sharing your stories with us. I am going to miss this.
>>37017853OH GOD THAT POOR TEXAN JESUS FUCKi cant even imagine how he'd react
>>37018055Good god I just noticed that. Holy shit that poor bastard
>>37018067Imagine if he's watching the press release. Already probably spat out his soy drink seeing Dervish joining Ares alone.God, twodee, this is great. Literally been up all night chatting with my friends about a 5e shedderan game that's going on soon, just told them to read storytime and as I gave them a link recognized a new entry. First time I've ever caught a thread. I hope you realize how many people you've inspired to take up Shadowrun. Your writing is amazing.
52 Million Nuyen.New to the setting here. I know the sensible thing to do with that amount of money would be storing it in Zurich-Orbital, but i'm curious what kind of asset or influence one can buy with that amount of money.
>>37018099Everything.Hell, a permanent Luxury lifestyle is only 10 million, IIRC.
>>37018112>>37018099It'd be enough for Loffie to give you the time of day.
>>37018112Here's a good idea.Synaptic Boosters are the best 'ware to exist.You could easily purchase Deltaware Rating 3 Synaptic Boosters for a cheap 1.8 Million.You could pay for 5 people to live in permanent and ceaseless luxury for the rest of their lives.The best way to describe that kind of wealth is as a game-ender.It will solve every problem you've ever had, and then leave you with enough dosh to live in luxury for the rest of your days.
>>37017976Is there any more epilogue? Or is this truly the end of the line?
>>37018099You could hire a team of gifted chemists to INVENT new drugs for you, while cruising through space in a majestic space mansion riding a unicorn and frolicing with your dozens of concubines on your private moon-base.
Well 2D I must submit to the gods of sleep... It's been fun man. Thanks for keeping us all entertained with your storytimes!And if you have any more stories worth sharing you better come back and share them later, or else.
>>37017976"Until we meet again," repeated Dervish, as all five gulped down their drinks.As the four runners left the Fawlty Bar, they didn't look back. Not at the bar, and not at each other. Each man was confident that his own destiny was merely beginning.>1:30 PM, JULY 20th, 2074: KWAI TSING, HONG KONG FREE ENTERPRISE ZONESpecs sat alone in a four-person booth in the corner coffeehouse. He dragged his finger across the e-paper in his hands, closing the final page of the America-San biweekly doujin. He briefly considered getting up and asking for a refill of his cooling coffee, but that would be too hard. What if the server pointed out he was only half done? What if they thought he didn't like the coffee? Better to just not talk to anyone. Ever.Sometimes, Specs did have to talk to people, however, like when his teammate Ebu swaggered into the booth and sat next to him. The massive oni had a face like chipped porcelain, its smooth surface dented by piercings and old scars. Ebu was, as always, in full punk party-boy getup, and the rest of the coffeehouse stared at him. Specs reddened just by being viewed in proximity."That America-San is one hell of a guy," said Ebu, in clipped Cantonese. "You catching up?""...Y-yes," said Specs, making eye contact with the reflection in his coffee."Well, don't bother. The author takes too long to update! Industriousness is one of the truest virtues! How can we trust tales of valor from a man with no honor?"Ebu flexed his muscles to emphasize...something.Specs continued to hide in his hoodie as a statuesque Chinese woman and a tiny, harsh-featured Philipino dwarf sidled across from him into the booth."I don't like being stared at," grunted Widow."Then," said Jade, calmly, "you probably shouldn't be running with Ebu and I." She turned to face Specs. "Are you done with your coffee?""Yeah," said Specs, standing. "I'm done."> SHADOWRUN STORYTIME//END[?]
>>37018165AT LAST, SHADOWMEATS, WE COME TO THE PINNACLE. YOUR TALE IS AT AN END.BUT DO NOT FRET. I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE. IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD, IN THE SHADOWS OF YOUR DREAMS. WE HAVE GROWN CLOSE, YOU AND I. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A LONG AND BEAUTIFUL......FRIENDSHIP.
>>37018165Good shit, my man. We've waited over 2 years to see this story through, and it was worth it.
>>37018165Oh lord. New characters. can we expect to see more storytime in the future?
>>37018165>HONG KONG FREE ENTERPRISE ZONEHow convenient.
>>37018165So what happened to Trout?
>>37018165Thanks for getting it finished, mate.You got me interested in Shadowrun ages ago and I'm GMing my first game of it soon if I ever get my ass in gear.
>>37018165bravo mate, bravo
Any updated PDF yet? Preferably with the final Gepetto run fixed.
>>37018165Did Dervish ever find his family? Did Luchadad join him in Ares, or did he ride his donkey back to Aztlan and made up with his wife?
Originally I was going to do the epilogue as all separate posts, but holy FUCK is it late so here's the cliff's notes so I can go to bed. I may go back in and rewrite all of these another day.>DARIUS ST. GEORGE and JETBLACK'S indie record label struck it big, competing with Horizon's in-house music studio directly>EMILY GRANGER married Bend after two years of dating. She remained a frequent metaplanar tourist and pursued charity work.>JULIA GREENE continued her rise to become the premiere cyberdoc in the Seattle area, becoming frequently referred to as "the one-woman crime wave">JOSEPH GREEN became Dervish's sidekick by mass public appeal, taking on the identity of "Little Texas," Dervish's handler and partner who can't deal with Dervish's over-the-top shenanigans. He didn't have to do much acting.>JORDAN FORMIC became deputy head of the Tir Ghosts, but never accepted the position of Head because that would mean he couldn't go on operations anymore>SENSEI guest-starred on Dervish's TV show for 3 seasons, reconciled with his wife MARIELLA, and then upon learning that he had come down with a terminal heart condition requested to be airdropped into the jungles of the Amazonian front with nothing but a combat knife to see how long he could survive>VULCAN was eaten by his own security drop bears. His abandoned bunker is presumably filled with telesma, but is something of an urban legend to local runners, as all of its contents are guarded by roving drop bears and obscene arrays of automated weaponry>AIDEN REMENAULT THE S.I.N. MANAGER was fired for gross incompetence and ended up homeless>DOCTOR LAUGHSALOT finished his residency, changed his entire identity, and refused to serve Halloweeners for the rest of his entire natural lifespan, Hippocratic Oath be damned>THE SASQUATCHES continued to hang out on their nature preserve, play video games, and generally be awesomeCont...
>>37018165I cant believe Trout kept up with the teams adventures. I wonder how "Specs" is gonna ruin this milk run
>>37018285>SENSEI guest-starred on Dervish's TV show for 3 seasons, reconciled with his wife MARIELLA, and then upon learning that he had come down with a terminal heart condition requested to be airdropped into the jungles of the Amazonian front with nothing but a combat knife to see how long he could surviveNow that's how you go out.
>>37018287Nah, not the same character.Specs is the techno in our most recent SR game. He's a hardcore neet, and the player plays him kind of like Tomoko from Watamote with internet powers. It's great.>>37018285>JOHN THE GHOUL eventually became head of Tamanous, which didn't stop him from still showing up to all of TwoDee's kids' birthday parties.>TR1GG3R became a systems management AI, eventually becoming the custodian to the Ares Seattle node when TwoDee moved on>ARIANNA THE TINY ADORABLE CHILD goblinized into a massive troll upon puberty, but was fitted with the best headware that daddy could buy. She eventually went to law school and became a metahuman rights attorney.>JOZIE had two more natural children by TwoDee, both orcs and technomancers. Against all odds, she raised them mostly right. Mostly.>JO "TROUT" SEKIGAHARA escaped from a secret Saeder-Krupp project dedicated to reverse-engineering adept powers, whereupon he was picked up by Horizon for a secret project dedicated to brianwashing adepts. After the project was deemed a resounding failure, he was unceremoniously dumped on the streets of Seattle, where he perpetrated a crime spree of petty larceny and senseless violence for 6 hours before Lone Star recaptured him.>DAMIEN "GEPPETTO" SANITIERI eventually lead a vicious coup of the Merlyns, seizing the Catholic Mafia's pet wizgang for his own purposes. He used his position of authority to catch the ears of major mob figures, driving them to ever-greater acts of cruelty and depravity and causing mob-related crime to become a serious epidemic in the years to come. His more audacious acts lead to extreme public notoriety, making him something of a supervillain.>MALCOLM "TWODEE" MCWILLIAMS eventually got promoted to head of Matrix Security Development for Ares as a whole, and moved to Detroit with his wife and three meat kids. He maintained his croneying friendship with BRADFORD NICE, then a member of the Board of Directors.
>>37018393>FELIX "LOCKE" RAMIREZ was given sanctuary by the Corporate Court and extradited to Vienna, where he worked in magical R&D developing combat spells. He also taught at the University of Vienna and kept a lasting friendship with the Great Dragon, Schwartzkopf>DYLAN "WILDCARD" CADBURY founded a Eurozone fixer network called Condotierri 15, referring to the Italian name for a mercenary soldier and the minimum sentence in the United Kingdom for bank robbery. C15 maintained its own ranks and heirarchies independent of the existent Eurozone running culture, predominantly focused around financial monitoring and large-scale heists and thefts. His lieutenants, BELFAST and LUCA, maintained his cover identity as an Italian foreign minister, the better to approach their eventual goal: robbing GOD. >PETER "BEND" COLBY married his girlfriend Emily and joined the Tir Diplomatic corps as "external advisory and troubleshooting." In the years to come, any runner doing business with the Tir Princes would come to know him by a different title: "Mr. Johnson.">JONATHAN "MOTHERFUCKING DERVISH" RED-EAGLE/ GARRETT "AMERICA-SAN" JORDAN was eventually reunited with his real parents, a lower-middle-class couple living in Denver. The identity that he had come to represent, however, was very different from that which they associated with their son, and so although he came to involve them more in his life, he always felt distant. He maintained a public identity as Ares' chief aboveboard company man, first into the fray in every conflict Ares fought in his natural lifespan. Alongside him were his trusty camera crew and his sidekick, "Little Texas," whom earned Dervish's admiration for real when he killed noted arms dealer and international criminal TAKA with a motorcycle. When he eventually began aging, as a distinct counterpoint to his elf teammates (or Wildcard and TwoDee, who leonized), he chose to grow old in honor of Sensei, eventually taking on his own students.
>>37018498And that's all she wrote, ladies and gents.If it means the same to you, I'm going to fall the fuck asleep.
>>37018498>Green killed Motherfucking Taka with a motorcycle.THIS IS THE GREATEST THING.
>>37018516Hear hear. I second that sentiment. You've earned it.
>>37018516Thank you for the storytime, you magnificent bastard.
>>37018516Think I'll follow suit. Seems like a good idea.Merry Christmas to all, and to all a happy new year.
>>37018516Holy shit this has been amazing.Thank you, TwoDee.
Thank you TwoDee. I have been suitably inspired to play Shadowrun thanks to your antics.May your life be long, full of Grea/tg/uys, and free of further Bubbles.
>>37018516Fucking awesome. Cheers to the good times you've given us man.
<3 Emily and Elizabeth
>>37018516Godspeed, you magnificent bastard.
remember to vote this thread up on suptg, chummers.
After 9001hrs in MS Paint, a badly drawn diagram to illustrate just how big a clusterfuck this run was!
>>37018516>>37018516Magnificent. One day, I can only hope to participate in or run a game as fun as that. Here's hoping your life bullshit sorts itself out.Now hurry up and storytime the next one.
>>37019117Ah, goddamnit, got some bits wrong.
>>37019142You need arrows to indicate who is doing what to whom.
Oh jesus fuck this everythingI just don't know anymore
After seeing that spoiler, I can't wait to see what specs and his crew do.Also. Motherfucking Dervish killing Fucking Taka with a motorcycle. Fucking worth it.
>>37019283Worked on it! Also sorted out a few more details to my satisfaction!>>37020192You and me too brother, although it was based milkrun cop that killed Taka.
I finally catch one of these alive, and it's the last one. Thanks for the ride, based TwoDee.
This was one hell of a fucking ride. Thanks for everything, TwoDee, it was awesome.Shadowrun Storytime is also what got me into Shadowrun in the first place, leading to me buying Shadowrun Returns and then running my own game, so I'm kind of melancholic to see this finally end.
Welp, the only storytime to ever prompt me to post badly drawn fanart and which also singlehandedly drew me to SR and also cyberpunk in general is finally over.But what a finale! Holy fucking shit!
Thank you TwoDee, this was a great storytime
>>37018498>whom earned Dervish's admiration for real when he killed noted arms dealer and international criminal TAKA with a motorcycleR.I.P., My sides
>>37018516There are no words that can properly express how grateful I am to you for sharing this storytime with us, it was certainly one hell of a ride. I would pay TOP FUCKING DOLLAR to see this as a tv series or something, hell, I'd pay twice for it.
This was worth the wait. Thank you TwoDee. This may well be one of the best things I read all year.
>>37021547If an official Shadowrun series were to be made, I'd accept nothing else for source material than 2D's storytime.
Sad to see this come to an end, but it's been a great ride. Thank you based 2D.
>>37021925Hopefully the guys who make Shadowrun see this and include it in the fluff, like FFG does sometimes
>>37021925>>37022220I'm not sure they're accepting additional 4e lore since, y'know, we're in 5e now.
>>37020302This is, in point of fact, accurate.And wonderful.
>>37020302Might want to increase the physical separation between Ginsen and Sirrurg, right now it looks like they're somehow affiliated just through proximity. Otherwise, it doesn't seem nearly as much as a clusterfuck in flowchart form. Perfectly straightforward, even.
>>37022801Notably, though, Alvarez was keeping the orichalcum he bought with Horizon's cred. Horizon just wanted the artifact, which you have probably gathered they intended to leverage over Hestaby, their northern neighbor from Calfree.
>>37017976belatedly:>Brianna looked likedShould be:>Brianna looked like
Thank you, twodee, you beautiful motherfucker
Thank you, TwoDee. Its been a hell of a ride since the beginning.
>>37022969TwoDee I just want to thank you, I started reading your storytimes earlier this year, which inspired me to run my first Shadowrun game, and in turn made me fall in love with what is now my favorite tabletop. You and your group will always have a special place in my heart.
Thank you for this, Twodee.Shadowrun storytime turned shadowrun into my favourite setting, and it got me to start and finish my first campaign. It cannot be put into words how much it means to me to be here in the end of all things.Or at least for the end of season 1. Looking forward to anything else you release.I love you
>>37018516TwoDee, it was your storytime which got me and my friends into Shadowrun and introduced me to what is now one of my favourite settings.Thanks for sharing.
>>37018543>>37018563>>37018574>>37018582>>37018620>>37019138>>37020458>>37020476>>37020596>>37020960>>37021547>>37021566>>37021925>>37022035>>37023866>>37024464>>37024570>>37024776>>37024923>>37024973Hey, although it would take far too much time for me to go out and single everyone's posts out from all of the last few threads, I'd like to thank everybody for all the love and support they showed my humble storytime. It was you guys' joy at reading my stumbling writefaggotry that caused me to stick with it all the way to the end, even as I've moved on to a different stage in my life.Long live /tg/, and long live Shadowrun.Shadowrun Storytime will continue.
>>37025821>Shadowrun Storytime will continue.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndaP9iieaok
Gonna confess, too: Your storytime ALSO inspired me to get into Shadowrunning. I've got six character sheets, I'm active in three games, running two of them. So thanks, 2D. I owe you.
>>37025821>>37025821I need to add my voice to the people thanking you for your wonderfully inspiring and awesome tale. I'd actually given up hope that 2D Storytime would ever be finished about a week ago, so thanks for destroying that impression, and in such an amazing way too. Your story inspired me to take up GMing Shadowrun, and I pray that I can one day host a tale that is this balls to the wall amazing.
>>37025821Hey 2D, did anything happen to Brianna in her epilogue? Didn't see her name in the list of characters.
Damn TwoDee. My group got into Shadowrun because of your stories. Thanks for sharing.
>>37029052Whoop!>Brianna McReary used her money to go into politics, serving two terms as Mayor of Seattle and a later Governorship. Although she didn't make a Presidential bid, she did appear across multiple cabinets in various positions, becoming known as a distinguished warhorse of a politician.
I guess I'll read up on this tomorrow. I'm sort of transparent now. It'll be over when I'm done reading and that saddens me.
>>37030911>That random chick from the Food Fight module became Cyberpunk Hillary ClintonMan, that campaign went a long fucking way, didn't it?
As always two see your amazing. Currently in the process of starting a 4e campaign. I only hope that our tales will be worthy to be written about. So long for now, space cowboy
Thank you again for this wild ride. Hope to hear some more about season two sometime.
>>37020302"Get the fuck off my island"
Bless you TwoDee, bless everything you have done here.You're an inspiration to Shadowrun fans and PNP players everywhere.
Thanks for the storytime TwoDee, it's been truly awesome!Like so many others here, you inspired me to get me into Shadowrun, and I can only hope I can someday GM a game as incredible as yours was. If you still keep in contact with the other players, thank them as well for their parts in this incredibly badassery.
4e > 5e
>>37037130Edition wars are for idiots, just play the edition you like and stop trying to incite an argument.
>>37016947AWW YEAH JUST SAW THIS. Looking forward to reading it
>>37037791Just make sure to start from the previous thread
>>37036850They all read the Storytime.Even Trout's player, which is more than a little awkward.>>37037130Although I don't like Priority Gen as a default, I've been enjoying 5E thus far. Don't knock it just because it's the new kid on the block.
>>37038590This whole storytime is Trout's fault.
>>37037984I did... speaking of which, what happened? I checked out the archive, but the link led nothing but an empty page.>>37038590AHAHAHow did he react?
>>37038590>Even Trout's playerNow that must've been something to behold
>>37038590Storytime 21 is down..did someone save the page, or the story?
>>37040677Ded. We moe now.
>>37040653It should all be on sup/tg/. The sites been a little unstable recently, but it was up last time I checked.
>>37040704Hmm, ok I'll check again.
>>37040704>>37040937Nope, all I get is a blank page with an empty post
>>37041023Same here. I actually needed to catch up on like the last third of it. Fuck.
>>37041023>>37041115Well, that sucks.You can find 20 at https://archive.moe/tg/thread/36995529/, but it's annoying to have that one big gap in the narrative.
>>37043774er, 21, rather.
>>37043794>https://archive.moe/tg/thread/36995529/Ok, this works, thanks. Btw were you the one who did the pdf, or was it another anon?
Hm. I've been trying to get onto the IRC chat at sup/tg/ to ask about previous versions of the page but to no avail, as my shit computer can't seem to access the chat.Admittedly, this looks like a 4chan problem rather than a sup/tg/ problem. If anyone saved the thread, you'd be my hero.
Aaaand yes. Finally done. I can be at peace now. Once again, thanks for being awesome.>>37043908Shame. Although I'm not sure if the previous version was that good to begin with, I remembered it ending 2/3 of the way through, then crapping out when I refreshed it.>>37043938Ah. Well, I was rereading the whole thing yesterday, so this thread came at just the right time. Anyway, I might work on expanding it, if no one else does.
Alright, I'm talking with Lord Licorice now and he's being very helpful.Worst case scenario, sup/tg/ just gets an archival copy from foolz, but that's enough. My baby will remain safe and snug in sup/tg/ where it belongs.
>>37044251Good to know. Looking forward to your next one.
>>37044225At some point I might go back through Shadowrun Storytime with my editor's glasses and rewrite some of it, but that's a long-ass ways off.The current project on my end is to collaborate some with GM to fill in the gaps in my memory for the earlier sessions of our most recent Shadowrun game, and get started on that. It's going to be a very different tone from this one, as he and I are the only constants and the other three are players who are new to Shadowrun, but I think you guys'll like it regardless.
>>37044287Hmm. Which parts did you want to rewrite?Oh, and the 2nd one is in the same continuity?
>>37043774>>37044251Based 2D. Finishing up reading that shit like it's 2055.
>>37044466Some of the earlier sections that were in a more informal style, to better match the later ones.And yes.
>>37044664And finished. Badass conclusion. So whatever happened to Echo?
>>37045749She didn't have a formal conclusion, but presumably the Nightengales reformed at some point. As far as we knew, she and Tulip both made it out unscathed, and Gillette wasn't killed, but went to prison in a hospital bed.
>>37045912Ah. I wonder how many throwbacks will appear in the new storytime. Anyway, good reading. I really enjoyed it!
>>37038657He holds to date that he is a master troll and his shenanigans were intended to buttfrustrate us. He shares the storytime with his friends.IIRC, he's now in another Shadowrun campaign, playing a "sociopath assassin.">>37044251It's looking like Licorice will just copy the moe archives page over as a placeholder later today. It's just text and images, so it should all be fine.
>>37046919I didn't know what to expect but that makes perfect sense