Runners of Athens

The best laid plans of mice and men...
Episode 3

Octave/Gambit examined the coin left behind by Krillin after he teleported. The coin turned out to be a homing beacon. Sark and Gambit followed the beacon back to its location, a spot on court street near the Vintage finds shop and Pita Pit. Meanwhile Thane, Millennium Baby, and Enius set up a meet with Booth to discuss what they had learned.

Booth informed them that Bioware Exotics had been looking into Kerrigan’s whereabouts but they currently only had information on four runners in league with Kerrigan and financed by Lone Star. They were holed up at a welding warehouse down East State. Booth tasked the runners with killing this opposing team.

The runners staked out the warehouse in an attempt to gather as much intel as possible on this team. Upon locating the team and acquiring intel on the warehouse, an elaborate plan was put in place. The runners would wait for this opposing team to head out on their next mission. There, they would ambush and eliminate them. Extra nuyen was offered for any information that could be gathered on this team before complete elimination, so one member would be kept alive long enough to provide useful intel.

With the plan in motion the runners set up watch across the street on a ten story building overlooking the warehouse. Around 3AM a human came out of the warehouse to take a smoke break. Millennium Baby, being old and therefore not able to sleep through the night, decided to head down to the warehouse with his segway and talk to the human. From afar Thane and Gambit watched the scenario unfold. Millennium Baby initiated small talk with the human named Booby. Baby told Booby that he knew of his actual motives. Millennium Baby counter offered Booby, saying that if he gave up his team that he would be richly rewarded. Booby’s response was to open the door to the warehouse and reveal his three compatriots with their guns all trained on Millennium Baby.

Jumping into action Thane shot Booby in the head with his bow and arrow, killing Booby instantly. Gambit cast a spell that caused heightened fear among the other members of the opposing team. Their response was to shoot randomly at their assailants. Millennium Baby took cover behind the ram plate of his segway. Sark and Enius woke up in time to see this unfold and attempted to help from across the street. Sark provided cover fire (as best he could) while Enius ran down the fire escape to get to ground level. The dwarf mage from the opposing team, fearing these intruders, cast a stun ball towards the building across the street. The ball contacted with Thane and Sark, knocking them both out. Prior to hitting the ground Thane let off one more arrow, killing the dwarf mage. With just an orc and an elf left Gambit summoned a huge spirit cat. The cat killed the orc. The elf was forced to give up.

During the commotion Enius called on Voxel to pick them up in a semi truck that she stole earlier for the original plan. With police sirens off in the distance Enius ran back up the ten story building to grab the stunned Thane and Sark. He threw them in the back of the semi truck along with the bodies of the dead opposing team. Millennium Baby got behind the wheel of the semi truck and the team headed out. Their escape did not go unnoticed as the team found themselves chased by a few Athens PD cop cars. Gambit cast chaotic world to disable the cars, taking out two of the three. The last car continued pursuit. Just outside of Nelsonville Gambit—who had been riding on top of the tractor trailer—attempted to hand their elven hostage over to Enius who was waiting to grab her. Instead the elf broke free and jumped out of the truck, tumbling down the road. Millennium Baby threw on the brakes, stopping the truck on the highway. The two cops hopped out of their car and demanded the team freeze. Millennium Baby responded by backing the truck over the cop car, demolishing it. Enius meanwhile hopped out of the truck to take out one of the cops. Sark and Thane awoke to all the commotion. Sark took out one of the cops with his Beretta, while Thane hopped out of the trailer to engage the second cop. The second cop turned out to be extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat, easily dodging Enius’s fists and Millennium Baby’s bullet. It took the combined effort of Thane’s arrow and knife as well as Enius’s fists to finally take the cop down.

More cops were on their way. The team split up with Gambit entering the woods to search for their escaped hostage while the rest of the team diverted the cops away and into the back roads of Nelsonville. Gambit caught up to the spot where the Elf had fallen but so no sign of her. Meanwhile the rest of the runners had finally shaken off the last of the cops in the backwoods of Nelsonville. With the heat off for awhile the runners looked over the bodies of the opposing team in search of any useful information. Voxel stopped by with her hovercraft to collect the bodies. During their search the runners discovered an explosive device placed inside the dwarf mage. The bomb went off, damaging the trailer and sending pieces of dwarf all over the inside, coating Millennium Baby in dwarven goo from head to toe.

Their job in Nelsonville finished the runners went back into town. Sark contacted Gambit about the elf’s location. Using his spirit cat Gambit was able to track her back to the same spot on Court Street that Krillin’s coin had lead them to earlier that day.

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Death of a mage
Episode 2

The runners awoke to a news report of a particularly gruesome death at the home of Stormageddon. The mage was violently torn apart by razor-thin wires. Talking with officer Chekov, Enius discovered that Stormageddon’s death was due to a garrote grenade, a particularly nasty and rare piece of explosive weaponry. Realizing they would need a replacement mage if they were to continue working for Bioware Exotics, the runners began searching Athens for a replacement.

The runners discover a trumpet-playing-mage busker by the name of Octave. After an initial test of skills, Octave agreed to work with the group. The runners headed to Kayser’s barbeque restaurant to have a celebratory meal. Upon reaching Kayser’s the runners were greeted by Booth and Voxel. Bioware Exotics would appreciate it if the runners would look into the death of their mage. The use of a garrote grenade limited the amount of suppliers in the region to Renraku computer systems. Renraku owned a building up by Lancaster street. The runners decide to infiltrate the building to obtain shipping records that could lead them to the killer of Stormageddon.

Millenium Baby and Octave caused a distraction outside the building. Sark and Enius posed as replacement guards to further enhance the distraction downstairs, buying Thane and the cyberspider time to access Renraku’s records.

Barring a particularly strange (and smelly) distraction downstairs, the runners successfully pulled off the mission. Shipping data indicated that the garrote grenade was sold to an S. Montegew. In the process of looking up this data the runners also came across shipping data for a package carrying undisclosed contents that was shipped to a person known only as K. This package was shipped the day before the Shade Winery heist.

Further research into S. Montegew revealed him to be a dwarf engineering student at OU. The runners attempted to surveil Montegew and case his apartment, but were woefully underprepared. The student was remarkably adept at noticing his surveillance and proved more than competent in hand-to-hand situations. The runners had to resort to kidnapping Montegew at gunpoint in order to figure out what he knew.

The runners took Montegew back to Thane’s apartment where Sark and Millenium Baby interrogated him. Meanwhile Thane accessed Montegew’s apartment to see what he could find.

Data from the apartment indicated that Montegew was a Luddite, who actively hated cyberware. Negotiation results revealed S.(Sean) Montegew to be an alias. This guy was not student, he was a runner. He was also remarkably resilient to intimidation and negotiation tactics; preferring to reveal information only when he felt like it. Nonetheless, after some careful (or not) prodding “Montegew” revealed that he did purchase the garrote grenade, but he did not kill Stormageddon. He was only repaying a favour for an individual named Kerrigan.

The runners continued to prod “Montegew” for answers on Kerrigan. Where this person was, and how to initiate contact. “Montegew” responded back with: “Kerrigan already found you.”

In a fit of dementia, Millenium Baby pulled his gun out to end “Montegew’s” life. Enius rushed in to disarm Millenium Baby, sending the bullet into the floor of Thane’s home. Deciding that he had had enough with these insane strangers, “Montegew” leaned back in his restraints, closed his eyes and teleported away. The runners were left only with an empty chair, and the knowledge that Kerrigan may know who they are.

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The Story So Far...
Episode 1

The runners were called in to steal back a case for Bioware. The case was locked up in Shade Winery. Two members distracted the owner while the other two snuck into the winery and stole back the case. In the process they fought a giant robotic spider. The spider was incapacitated and brought back as a trophy for Voxel the decker. An electrical fire was remotely started in the winery causing everything to burn down. The mission was a success.

The next day the runner’s Mr.Johnson calls them into a bar in the Richland slums. There they discover that Voxel’s hacking was caught and traced. They learned the information on Voxel’s hacking was to be delivered to a third party by the person who traced her hack. The runners were brought in to make this guy disappear and to get the data chip. Voxel took this back-trace of her hacking as a personal affront and demanded that she kill this person herself. Barring some moral questioning by Thane the team generally agreed to her terms. The runners tracked the hacker back to his apartment where Thane and Voxel broke in and killed him. The data disk was retrieved and the body disposed of at a local construction site.

Curious to see who this anonymous third party was the runners shadowed the meet. There they overheard the name Kerrigan mentioned. This was not the leader of Lone Star. Just what was going on?

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Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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