Secrets and Lies


A text from an anonymous number promised work. The runners arrived at Infinity, some earlier than others. After some minor difficulty getting past the bouncers and small bribes to the elven bartender Sarissa they found their way to the blue conference room where they found MacCallister. The highly private room had precautions to prevent eavesdroppers in Astral, Cyber, or meat space.

MacCallister explained out the job for them. Lone Star was going to transfer the physical evidence stored in their building to Knight Errant’s Offices downtown some time in the next week. Ms. Johnson wanted the entire shipment destroyed, with as little publicity as possible, hopefully without anyone getting killed. They got paid 2000¥ each up front, and were promised 2000¥ more plus bonuses when the job was complete.

The runners decided to take a quick drive-by of the building where evidence was stored. Their vehicle licence was scanned as they crossed the evergreen bridge into Bellevue and they were never out of sight of a Knight Errant drone until they crossed back over the bridge. The evidence lockup had significant security (including magical security) and the runners didn’t stay long.

From Toro they learned that the Mon Hing restaurant in Renton was a popular hangout with both current and former Lone Star employees, so the next day after Hal got off work they headed over for lunch. Banshee managed to bribe a former Lone Star employee into giving up the names of a few of the people working down at the evidence lockup. They found the resume of one of the employees, David Dworetzky, and thanks to Laurent Nazaire were able to get a lead on at least some short term work. The set up a dinner meeting with David, who was very nervous abut getting fired once the evidence lockup gets shut down. He told the runners that the vehicle that would be used to transport the evidence was currently being serviced at Talbot Security Vehicles and that the delivery would likely ship out Monday morning after the Black Mariah vehicle was scheduled to be returned. In exchange the runners promised to put in a good word for him with the Atlantean Foundation.

After reconnecting with Deuce, Hal hacked into Talbot Security Vehicles and turned off the cameras and opened the gate. Twilight picked the lock to the garage, while Banshee‘s beast spirit concealed everyone while controlling the dogs. Things got pretty close, but Hal managed to crack the copy protection on the vehicle’s operating system before the dwarf mechanic woke up and discovered them. Back at Hal’s place Hal redesigned the operating system to redirect the vehicle through the Redmond barrens, as well as adding bugs to disable the panic button, GPS, and added a few commands to make his life easier later.

Sunday night the broke into Talbot’s again and replaced the vehicles operating system the one with Hal’s “Improvements”. They also carefully hid a disposable com link to get around the vehicles closed system. After ensuring the vehicle was sent off into Bellevue the team set up at their planned ambush spot under an overpass in Redmond. Unfortunatly the runners didn’t plan for the 405 Hellhounds who attacked the evidence shipment before it got to them. Hal was monitoring things using the Maraiah’s own sensors, but was slow to realize what was happening and by the time the runner’s were able to speed to the scene, the go-gangers has already successfully stopped the Lone Star vehicle and surrounded it.

The hellhounds had little defense against Banshee’s opening stunball and were neutralized in short order. The lone star employees faced with a superior military force and a vehicle unresponsive to their commands were convinced to surrender. They were dosed with some Lael that Rabbit was able to get for them and dropped off in front of a shelter in Redmond with no memory of the morning’s events.

The runners placed the RFID tag on the Mariah and parked it in the salvage yard and waited a safe distance away. A lone star crew arrived just as the vehicle was entering the crusher, to late to save it, but nothing drew their attention to the comet driving away.

A couple hours later the team got a call from MacCalister informing them that the job wasn’t done. Ms. Johnson has become aware that someone is attempting to sell a data chip that was supposed to be part of the shipment. Michael Cook, a corporate fixer for Ares Macrotechnology received an email offering to sell him the chip. Ms Johnson is confidant that the email will still be on the comlink, and hopes that might provide a clue to whoever is trying to sell it.

A Little legwork revealed that Mr. Cook spends most of his time on Ares corporate property, but that he will be attending a party that will be thrown on Scott Vickrey’s private Yacht. Many high powered corporate types are invited.

The Party is on Wednesday night (not friday) 2 days from the attack on the Lone Star Black Maraih.
Scott Vickrey works for Cross Applied Technologies
The party is being catered by Takuri’s
Security for the party is being Minuteman Security


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