Web of Shadows

Episode 1

Come Into My Parlor

The runners meet for the first time at the Dead Angel bar. The team consists of Kitty the rigger/getaway driver, Norin the combat mage, Eli’Mel the weapons specialist and archery adept, and Basilisk the covert operator. Mr. Johnson arrives and delivers their assignment. The client needs a VIP recovered from the custody of a minor local corp. Pay is standard, the job is simple.

After grilling a few contacts but finding very little, the team heads for on-site recon. There’s little to no traffic outside the warehouse where the VIP is being held, a bad sign. A drone sweep reveals very little security outside, it looks like they aren’t expecting trouble. While Kitty monitors from the van, the others head in close. Basilisk heads to the rooftop, but finds no entries.

When one man leaves the loading dock to patrol the perimeter, the recon drone buzzes inside and gets eyes on the VIP. Inside a rudimentary barricade, the VIP, a technomancer, is being being kept sedated and inside a Faraday cage. The only other fortifications are a foreman’s office sitting above one corner. There appear to be only 4 guards, all well positioned to spot intruders.

The team meets at the front door while Baslisk fumbles with his Maglock passkey. Kitty sends in her Steel Lynx drone. Finally, unlocking the door, the team bursts in and makes quick work of the security team, including the mage in the foreman’s office. They gather up the VIP and receive the location of the exchange from Mr. Johnson.

Waiting at the exchange are 6 men in suspiciously nondescript long coats. Kitty’s sensors notice what appears to be a spider tattoo partially exposed on the lead’s neck. It looks an awful lot like the logo for Arenea Polydynamics, a local corp. Abertha, the technomancer, comes to in time for the swap, and gives Basilisk a hug before she absently allows herself to be led into the unmarked van by the not very well disguised security. The runners pack up and receive confirmation of their pay with a message from Mr. Johnson as a single gunshot rings out from the other van.

“Welcome to the shadows.”


DeCorben DeCorben

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