Shadows of Boston

Denzo, Way of the Warrior
...or how we killed a bunch of ninjas.

Synopsis

Firefly wasn’t dead after all. Turns out she had a clone stashed in her safehouse for just such an occasion. After she refused to rob Stefan, she tried to contact her Johnson and put out the word she was looking to call off her job. After setting up the clone in a conspicuous place, somebody helpfully shot it directly in the skull. Firefly had seen this kind of work before – an old associate named Denzo.

Firefly told the PCs Denzo most likely had money from his ‘kill’ – at least 25,000 ¥. Further he would have contact information from the same Johnson that had hired her to steal from Stefan.

Meanwhile, our heroes decided to do some more research on these data tapes they had found. After getting a lot of sass from Librarian WhitewaterLibrarian Mary Whitewater, they turned to an excommunicated Technomancer named ‘Evelyn.’ Evelyn told them the tapes do contain human minds, but are far more complex – they are adaptive AI programs, that if unleashed to the GOD (Grid Overwatch Division) would effectively alter the Matrix paradigm in favor of NeoNet, a fate everyone agreed would be best avoided.

After their meeting, the players kicked Denzo’s ass, Kool-Aid-man style, and he coughed up both the dough and the information – a man name Fineas. Fineas is the head of a SecurComm division and is extremely influential – not the kind of guy you want to go up against.

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Mr. Faust
Maybe he's a bad guy.

Mr. Faust got screwed, last time the PCs encountered him. He looks a lot like an SS junior officer, big coat, stupid hat and all. We last left the would-be Nazi at the Boston pier, where Melody traded him a bogus violin. The real violin was instead sold to her contact, Miss White, and was never seen from again and clearly will no longer have any impact on the story.

Stefan‘s associate at Saeder-Krupp (Kurt Speilengrad) requested the aid from our intrepid runners after he stole the (unbeknownst to him) false violin from Faust. His intention was to offer the violin to his boss, Anton, to curry favor with the HR executive. Unfortunately having discovered the violin was phony he was forced to curry that favor another way. Fortunately Anton needed Faust’s lab destroyed.

The PCs were assigned an intern (Clair) who tagged along for most of the night. She was largely useless, though she did come packed with a variety of gear kitted for war.

Deadly tricks and traps protected Fraust’s lab. A deadly spirit tried to kill the characters, a trapped room full of blades tried to fool them, and Clair turned out to be Faust himself under a powerful illusion. The underground lab became airborn and took off into the sky. It was only through quick-thinking and excellent piloting that they were able to safely land the zepplin.

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