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Old 09-29-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Casting Call: Shadowrun: Bug City!

Shadowrun: Bug City!

Seatle, United Canadian American States

Mark Evans ran a hand through his graying hair, anxiously looking at his watch before covering his hair with a fedora. He looked up at the neon sign that lit up the rest of the diaplated street in the ungodly hour that his contact had specified.

Here goes nothing...

He strode foward and opened the double doors into the bar, and was immediately assaulted by the noise and smell of hte place. He didn't spen much time in the Dead Dog Bar, but now he knew why it was called that, the place reeked like nowhere but a shabby bar could, not even drug labs smelled this bad! He retrieved a scotch from the barkeep and surveyed the room.

It was the usual mix that one would find in this area of Seatle, mostly human with a few Orcs, Trolls and Elves thrown in for flavor... and one very uncomfortable looking suit that Evans knew was his contact after a glance. During a lull in the music -live, not cheap simsofts- Evans crept in for a closer look at the suit, while trying to look as unobtrusive as possible.

Inspection of the suit didn't reveal much. The man was unarmed -a very stupid move in this part of Seatle-, wearing a suit that was obviously expensive, sipping at hsi drink and anxious for something... probably for Evans to get there.

Smiling to himself Evans walked over and sat in front of the man. "Soz, I got a friend that said something about you...." He looked at the man expectantly from his seat.

The suit took a long sip of his drink before looking down at him from over his thin glasses. "Yes, I think we might have a mutal friend." Another sip. "What do you know about Chicago?"

Evans almost stood up and left right there, nobody wanted to be involved in anything remotely connected to Chicago. "There is no way in Hell that you'll get me near to Chicago... not without a whole lotta nuyen!"

"Don't worry," the suit assured him. "You'll get your nuyen, or Dollars, your choice." He observed Evans coldly. "Now, are you interested in the job or not?"

Despite himself, Evans couldn't turn down the job, not with the state of his team's finances... or, rather, lack thereof. "What do you want us to do?" He asked by way of answering.

"Ares Corporation has a large facility in Chicago, that you already know I'm assuming." The suit said. "However, we have a few... shall we say delicate items in storage at another facility that nobody has been able to get at... we need to get them into a secure storage facility and you're just the team to get that done."

"You're serious?" Evans had always discounted the rumors that Ares was working on some majorly secret black project, but to have in confirmed like this! "How many dollars are we talking?" He asked while his mind raced with the possibilities of getting his hands on some of the goodies that he knew Ares sold only to security companies.

"Say somewhere in the neighborhood of one-hundred a week?" The Suit started low, and that was alright with Evans he'd just start high.

"How about a mil every three days?" He asked, quickly shooting over the suit's offer of a hundred thousand a week.

"Go half and you have a deal."

Evans almost choked on his scotch. "Thow in access to the special stock you have at cost and you have a deal."

"Done." The suit extended a hand and Evans shook it readily.

"You know where to find my team?" He asked, and the suit nodded in response before getting up to leave the bar.

Evans got up from the booth and walked over to the bar. After settling the tab with the bartender Evans left the bar several dollars lighter and definitely more intoxicated than when he entered.

After finding the Yamaha Rapier he stashed away several blocks from the bar, Evans got on and started the race back to the warehouse 'his' team used as a base of sorts... he only hoped that they thought it was worth the money.

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## Background ##
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This adventure takes place in the Shadowrun Universe, namely in the 2e universe. The Year is 2055 and Chicago is infested by 'bugs'. On August 22nd 2055 the City of Chicago suffered a breakout of Insect Spirits, Wasps, Centipedes, Ants, every concievable bug were 'infecting' human hosts becoming a literal invasion of the body snatchers and hordes of larger than life bugs were born.

The United Canadian American States moved and sealed off the city, total quarentine. Except, of course, to the large Mega-corps such as Ares Corporation -a large weapons/pharacuticals/et cetera company. Ares had a building in there as well as commitments to protect the local goblin population, among other things.

The Mega-Corps were the first to flee, leaving behind security teams in their facilities for reclamation later. The population was trapped within, the bugs in there with them and the UCAS Military outside ready to kill them. Thus, the rise of local crimelords/warlords within the Containment Zone.

On October 1st 2055 a sub-tactical nuclear weapon was set off in a spirit hive in an attempt to combat the spread of the bugs in Chicago. It didn't stop any of the corporations' infighting in the CZ, nor did it dissuade any body from fighting each other as well as the bugs, but it did slow down the rate of creation for the bugs, which is a good thing.

Our group will be a shadowrunning team, a group that does jobs for people that will never be on the books, it's the blackops of the business world with one loyalty, money.

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## Backstory ##
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Taken directly from Wikipedia's Article on the Shadowrun Timeline.
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## More about Shadowrun?##
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If you want to know more about Shadowrun then I would suggest looking at Wikipedia articles surrounding the subject along with buying the books. But, you really don't have to know that much about it in order to play this RP. HOwever, I have one request, if somebody wants to play as a Rigger, could (s)he please be somebody who has read more about Shadowrun and how riggers work, or just somebody who's dedicated to learn about it?

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## Character Sheet ##
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Name:Your character's name, can be a street name or a real name
Species: Human, Elf, Dwarf, Orc, or Troll
Speciality: Decker -computer wiz-, Rigger -fly/drive vehicals via mind-, Street Samurai -Warrior-, Wizard
Age: How old your character is
Appearance: A short description or pic of your character in order to help visualize him/her
Equipment: What your character has. Basic restrictions: no laser weaponry, and nothing from today, make it like something from the 2040's/2050's
Cybertechnology: Any implants?
Magic: If your character is a wizard describe any spells they can do.
Short Bio: What's your character's story?
Notes: Anything you want to share about your character that doesn't quite fit anywhere else

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## MY CHARACTER ##
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Name:Mark Evans
Species: Human
Speciality: Street Samurai
Age: 54
Appearance: Stands roughly 5'11" tall (180.34cm),weighs about 153lbs (~69.4kg), not a burly figure, but not an absolute twig, graying hair, and light blue eyes
Equipment: Ares Predator II Pistol (w/ smartlink) x2, Colt m22a2 assault rifle (w/ gas vent & ultrasound scope)
Cybertechnology: Communications link, Hearing Amplifier (w/ damper enhacement), Wired Reflexes& Smartlink
Short Bio: Born in 2000, Evans grew up in the most turbulent times of the 21st century. He survived VITAS-1 as the rest of his family was killed off in 2010 and lived on the streets of Chicago for the next six years. As a teen he watched as several of his 'street friends' succumbed to the awakening to eventually become Elves and Dwarves, and as such doesn't have any hatred towards either sub-specie in itself, only distinct members. At 16 he did his first Shadowrun, a simple in and out job with a team that secured Damian Knight's takeover of Ares Corporation, as such he has a soft-spot for Ares.

After his first run, Evans buitl a reputation in the shadows of being level headed in a fight and as a person who could more than hold their own with a gun. He ran several missions for the US government in 2018 with another team that helped acquire the knowledge that the government required to come away from the negotiating table with as many concessions as it could get. In 2021 he was on a run in New York when he first encountered goblins. While they weren't the mindless flesh eaters that modern fiction described them as, they were close enough for Evans to not have any qualms aobut killing them or others like them.

For the the next few years of his life Evans maintained his position in the shadows, his star was always rising and rising until the Echo Mirage project took a friend of his away from him. While he understood that it was necessary at the time -the virius
was 'chewing' up the internet- he still hasn't forgiven the Government of the USA/UCAS for her death at the hands of the Virius's Black IC.

In the 2030's Evans's life saw a steady decline into hard drinking and some stim-sense abuse. He did a few runs, but he didn't have the old spark that he used to have or the touch, he was no where as good as he used to be. After a long talk with another friend of his and a romantic affair that went nowhere, Evans started piecing his life back together in time for the Tir Tairngire invasion of the California Freestate.

Doing a few runs during the invasion, mainly disrupting supply lines and the like, Evans got his name back on the streets and started to rebuild his reputation. After the 'war' was over he started to build a Shadowrunning team and by 2038 had a team that was on the map so to speak.

In 2039 during the Night of Rage, Evans led his shadowrunning team on a
pro bono mission to protect several key meta-human buildings in Seattle. While they didn't protect everything, there was enough gratitude on behalf of the meta-human population in seattle to guarentee him and his team a free hiding hole should they need it.

In the 2040's Evans changed his group from a mainly weapons based group into the more estoric branches of the world, namely the addition of a Wizard and a Decker. With the new setup the team managed several datasteals that put Ares corporation in good standing with regards to the stock board. They also ran a mission in Tir Tairngire that resulted in a major datasteal for the UCAS government that allowed it to avoid a rather nasty problem later on with the Universal Brotherhood.

In 2054 he reformed the team yet again as the Decker and Wizard had died during a run that nobody who lived through it could talk about both because of security and sheer horror.


Notes: The de facto leader of the shadowrunning team, Evans is a man who realizes that he's getting older and does whatever he can to retain his youth. He is alternatively cautious and reckless, but, always, ruthless. In the shadows there is not black and white, but grey and dark grey. Though he had morals, Evans can just as easily ignore them if it will serve his team and him better than if he used them.



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