The Dead

The Desert Facility
Our runners receive their first mission.

After meeting the Johnson and getting the mission details we have found ourselves dropped in the middle of the Nevada desert. The Facility was easy to find and we set up a base camp just outside the main entrance

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At Ham Sandwich
Patty-Cake

CroWbaR and tHe Doors and cRowbaR’s Door and Crowbar’s Hammer SaSha all hunG ouT and kIlled thE Yak-oooooh-zah! It waS fuN but nOt as MuCh fun as paTty CakE with SibiL. SibilS ParEnTs were Nyce Too and diDn’t sHoot a hoLe in CrowbaR’s Face! CroWbar Likes peoPle who Don’T shoot CroWBAr in the face! So nycE. HeoohBrisss hElped CroWbar not DIEEEEEE in a FigHt where a TroLL got Blowed up by Crowbar’s GreNade ThaT cRowbar’S fuTurE gUrlfrend thRough.

CROWBAR PROMOTEDOOOH I LIKE ALL CAPS!!!! THIS IS MUCH EASIER!!!! CROWBAR PROMOTED THREEEEE GNANG MMEBERS TO RANK OF BLAED BECAUSE THEY SAVED CROWBAR FROM TROLLS AND YAK_OOOOH_SAH! CROWBAR ALSO SAVED CROWBAR"S MAN_A_JER FROM THE YAK_OOOOH_SAH! I LIKE EX_CLAMAYSHUN POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO NOW CROWBAR IS BACK IN A_MERRICK_AH!!!!! CRWOBAR IS GUNNA GET MORE MUNYS AND RIDE A MOTO_CYCLE AND EATH HAM SANDWICHES WITH DEAD PEOPLE! YAY!!! LOL!!!! CROWBAR IS GUNNA BE FAYMUS FOR BEING GANG BIKER MAGE FIGHTER ORK!!!!! MY RED BYKE WILL GO FASTER THAN OTHER BYKES BECAUSE RED IS THE FASTEST!!!! THAT"S WHY CROWBAR IS NUMBER !> AHHHH>>> CAPS NOT SO GOOD> MAYBE I"LL GET ITSTRUE TO WRITE CROWBAR"S DIARY FROM NOW ON>

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The Next Assignment

D: So they finally rescued their crazy cat from those pitiful Yakuza.

Ripley: Yes Sir, they did a pretty good job at finding more or less where she was being held but a couple of them almost died in a fight with the Yaks.

D: Good, They will need her help in this next mission I have for them. Ripley contact Vanessa and have her get ready to meet them if they request it, and send someone with the details of the mission and the facilities we were able to gather.

Ripley: Yes Sir.

Girl: Master…

D: Please, I’m not your master. Sir will do fine.

Girl: Sorry Mast..I mean Sir. But why do you use that weakling group when we have so many more capable people.

D: I find them intriguing, and I see the same thing in them that I saw in you and Ripley and the rarity of that particular attribute…I need more data.

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The Highbinder - Tokyo to Seattle
Story by WE'LLSEE

An assault on a Japanese bunraku parlor. An explosion in the suburbs. A destroyed research facility. News agencies have been scrambling to determine the perpetrators to such acts. Pinning them on third party military groups and warring gangs. But I know the truth, the real truth behind these seemingly unrelated events.

I am called We’llSee, a underground journalist with connections running deep within the mire of governments and corporations, dedicated to unveiling the truth that your oppressors are trying to hide from you. This first installment is only the beginning of the unraveling of the yarn of what’s really going on around you. As an undercover journalist I can assure you my sources are 100% genuine. Keep reading and you’ll witness the power of free press.

Months ago there was a reported explosion in a local suburb. Nobody was harmed, but the press had no idea what had really happened. I happen to know from an anonymous source that a man carrying a bomb had detonated the device near a vehicle which also proceeded to explode. The man in question was fine. What’s more, the man was in strange garb and had bony protrusions sticking out of his body like a porcupine. Strange? It gets stranger. That same day a “neighborhood watch” member, who I will refer to as Pusher, was seen attempting to apprehend the porcupine man. For now, let’s call the porcupine man Spiney. Stranger still was this Pusher, who had a large steel door with the word “push” scratched in blood coating the outside. Doesn’t sound like your typical neighborhood watch to me. Well the press stitched up these events to be nothing more than strange gang activity, and the public ate it up gladly and moved on with their lives, oblivious to the true purpose behind the explosion and the activities of Spiney and Pusher.

More recently, a bunraku parlor in Japan was destroyed. Reportedly a one “Catgirl” had been kidnapped and then rescued by a private military orginization. News sources pointed to the equipment and methods used in the extraction and jumped immediately to this conclusion. But I delved deeper into the story to see what I can find. A member of the Yakuza, who will remain anonymous, tells me a startling fact. One of the soldiers in this violent struggle had with him a large metal door he carried as a shield. “It was hard to see through the dust from the explosion, but something was written in the blood on that door” My source confessed to me. And again, I heard tell from another source that a man with spines covering his body was active in the bloody struggle as well. Coincidence? Perhaps. Though I would be hard pressed to tell you how many people carry a blood covered door around. Granted the events were seperated by a vast sea and miles and miles of land. But could the two have been related?

In the last few days you have been hearing about a massive explosion that occurred in the Puget Sound. Perhaps a few of you even witnessed the explosion. I won’t bore you with the details. Look them up in a less reputable news source, the basics are there at least. A few survivors who happened to be nearby confided in me that those selfsame miscreants Spiney and Pusher were seen fleeing the scene by van in the company of a covert military grade escort. So what does this all mean?

Why would Spiney and Pusher and their military group… Let’s call them Red Cloud. Why would these perpetrators detonate a bomb in the middle of Seattle, raid a bunraku parlor to save Catgirl and then destroy a corporate research facility. The answer is simple when you look at it. These are a secret underground ex-government orginization (probably remnants from the old government) trying to gain control of the lead powers in order to successfully pull of the biggest coup the world has ever seen. Think about it. A bomb that hurts nobody in the middle of a suburb? Clearly a tool to instill fear in the populace. The rescue of Catgirl, a soon to be icon and hero for young teens, by the same force? The mob can be easily influenced by popular celebrity, and the amount of distance from the other two events proves a long arm for the Red Cloud. The destruction of a research facility? A show of force. This ex-government agency, Red Cloud, is trying to warn us that they are coming, and in a big way. They are telling us that it is dangerous for civilians, and the populace needs to stay out of the way. They are telling us that they are on our side, and they are telling us that they aren’t going to let even the most powerful corporations stand in their way. Lock up your doors, stay off the streets at night. If you work for or own a major corporation, watch your back. The Red Cloud is coming and nothing, not even the forces of heaven or hell is going to stop them.

This is We’llSee, a reporter for the people, a reporter for truth, and a reporter for you. Keep an eye out for my next installment.

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In The News: Aticle 1
Seattle Van Blast Fails to Assassinate

Seattle still reeling from a recent wave of violence is rocked by van blast.
UCAS Captain Smyslov arrived at the scene just after the blast, “Due to the size of the detonation, I think we might be looking at an assassination attempt gone bad. We were very lucky nobody was hurt or killed. Very lucky. We won’t know anything until we get the lab wizards up here to investigate.”

The bomb blast happened just after 4 this afternoon. The quiet peace around the Pacific Heights apartment complex near downtown Seattle was shattered by a battle and a bomb blast.
Several citizens noticed unusual activity before rival factions began fighting.
“I saw shadows flitting about in the street and told my wife ‘Norma, get the hell away from that window!’ and we hid in the basement then the bomb went off and shook the hell out of the house. It knocked my beer mugs off the shelf and broke em. Who’s gonna pay for that? Who?
Then we stayed hid[den] until I heard the sirens. What a mess”, reported neighbor Robert Harden.

The bomb was packed inside a van and an expert from the bomb squad stated that the bomb was, “Big. Really big.”

The UCAS believe the intended target of the plot, a Dr. Frank Boles, Biotech Engineer for the
Ares Macrotechnology, where he develops top secret undisclosed projects. The CEO of Ares Macrotechnology refused to confirm or deny Boles role at Ares and only stated, “Dr. Boles has worked for us on projects of a humanitarian nature. What is being done to stop these savage and unprovoked attacks on good citizens?” He declined further comment.

The Mayor responded to this with concern, “The great city of Seattle will rise above the evil plots of the greedy and the power hungry. This is most likely an isolated event, the public has nothing to fear. UCAS has everything under control. If you are not a member of emergency services, please stay out of the area.”

The Seattle Fire Department responded and put out several small fires. SFD Search and Rescue team reported no casualties or serious injuries.

UCAS investigator’s had the apartments cordoned off and evacuated. The displaced residents have been moved to a undisclosed location until the investigation and repairs are completed.

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In The News: Aticle 2
Seattle Flying Dragon Sighting Incites Brawl

Late yesterday afternoon, the UCAS desk was flooded with reports of a small dragon flying over
an area near downtown Seattle. UCAS was unable to respond to the calls.

The small Chinese dragon appeared to hover high in the sky while people gathered to watch, then it seemed to disappear, according to eyewitness accounts. Nyguen Troung, leader of the Asian Elf Community Coalition was one of the eyewitness’s to the event. “I was looking at the sun when I see him fly there for long time then he disappear. He is Chinese dragon. Baby dragon. I see them before. Many times but never in city. He not hurt anyone.”

Friends of Dragons quickly mobilized a group to peacefully demonstrate at the sighting site.
The Knights of Saint George assembled across the street and a ruckus ensued and 17 were taken to a local hospital for injuries. Despite many calls to the UCAS, not one UCAS officer responded. The SFD sent three trucks to the scene and watered down the combatants until peace was restored.

When asked about the inability of the UCAS to respond, Chief Rodriquez quipped, “The whole department was like really busy, ya know what I am saying? You see what I mean?”

Yes Chief, we know what you are saying.

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In The News: Aticle 3
Police Detective, 10 Yakusa and 1 man die in bizzare rescue

A banraku parlor in the red-light district of Tokyo was the scene of explosive violence earlier today. The body count is now at an even dozen in the aftermath of two explosions and an ensuing battle in what is thought to have been a rescue for an U.C.A.S. SIN-less woman being called Catgirl.

Eyewitnesses reported two huge but disimilar explosions occuring just a few moments apart that destroyed most of the historic building and damaged vehicles and buildings surrounding the site. The battle broke out when a wall was breached by explosives set by a para-military team and a fire-fight started. An customer was shot to death by a burst-fire weapon. Seven suspected Yakuza members were found dead in the rubble of the second explosion. The raging battle spread to a nearby construction site where 3 more suspected Yakuza members bodies were found dead, along with the body of a police detective. The detective had been shot to death. One of the Yakuza members was stomped and beaten to death by a troll that was living un-lawfully in the building. The other two alleged gang-members were killed by garote.

The banraku parlor, House of Endless Joy, is located in the Tokyo red-light-district. Address is being withheld in co-operation with Tokyo civil authorities. House of Endless Joy has been the subject of a large number of vice investigations over the past three and a half years. The allegedly Yakuza operated business was being investigated for human trafficking, prostitution, chipping and sales of illegal drugs.

BTL [Better Than Life] chipping is becoming a world-wide problem.” according to the Global Health Corp. spokes person Dr. Ima Krod.

Catgirl is thought to have previous ties with Yakuza mob memebers before fleeing to the U.C.A.S. [city of Seattle]. Within a month, Yakuza members arrived in Seattle and kidnapped her, returning her to Japan. U.C.A.S. authorities immediately began seeking a diplomatic solution to have Catgirl returned.

Mage-techs early on the scene using mage goggles were able to detect traces of astral projection tracking just before the signature was erased. A private mercenary group is thought to be behind the rescue, no-one has yet claimed responsibility.

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Eva's Drugs

So I finally was able to stay in the same place for enough time to make my self a mig sift lab. I wish I had my other equipment from my hospital.But I guess there is not much I can do about it now that I am stuck indebted to the dead. I just hope that soon the reason i joined this crazy group will finally, yield a results.

Sadly thanks to crowbar I have a project to work on, He and lighting boy are trying to take over a gang so I finally was able to put my gloves on a get to work MAKING DRUGS!

4 hours Later
CRAP ANOTHER MESSED UP BATCH, Oh Well I guess that everything will work out at least the place hasn’t totally caught fire.

7 hours Later
GRRRRRRRRRRR…..Don’t THESE IDIOTS KNOW THAT YOU DON’T INTERRUPT A GENIUS AT WORK, IF I DON’T MIX
EVERYTHING PERFECTLY THIS WHOLE PLACE COULD BLOW. THEY BETTER BE MOSTLY DEAD TO BOTHER ME WHEN i AM WORKING.

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EYES ONLY TOP SECRET:
Religious Fanatics abound!

EYES ONLY TOP SECRET:

  • Composited transcript dated August 3, 2078 compiled by remote viewing team
    of a high level meeting following the death of Brother Shadow of TriGod Incorporated
  • Estimated Attendance: 371
  • Speaker: Bailey Duane Peterson a.k.a. Brother Splash probable new leader of TriGod Inc.
  • Location: Ozark Caverns
    (near the U.C.A.S. and C.A.S. border somewhere between Kansas City and Memphis)

“A fine sinner he was. He walked the edge between dark and light. He was a twilight man. Water Brother, Leader, humble servant of that Which-Groks-All-Things.

We shall not be sad, NO! We shall not weep at his passing, NAY!
WE WILL REJOICE! HE IS NO-LONGER-BURDENED-BY-HIS-CORPOREAL-PHYSICALITY!

Even after his leaving, we are still being shown the way by Brother Shadow! We have been denied access to Eden. Over and over the blind and deaf sinners give in and embrace hate and the defilement that comes from genetic impurity! They practice the abominable! They don’t share water! They grok nothing!

They try to deny the chosen faithful the chance to return to the cradle of mankind! We were refused passage to Mars. The great Phrophet Heinlein brought the red light to mankind, so that we could prepare for this historic opportunity. Yea, we are on the threshold.

That most debauched of all the MegaCorps, The Hand of so-called Righteousness, runs deep, filling their pockets with the blood of humanity, the blood of the WORLD!
THE BLOOD OF OUR WATER BROTHERS!

The time is near when they will no longer spill our water for profit. Brother Shadow is leading them to their fall. Not but a fortnight ago, this enemy of That-Which-Groks-All-Things was bombed!
Not once.
Not twice, no.
THREE TIMES! YES! THIS IS A SIGN, A-SIGN, A—-SIGN for the Water Brethern of TriGod Incorporated,
not to lose hope, not to lose sight. We must prepare like soldiers. These three attacks were performed simultaneously around the World!

WE ARE NOT BLIND. WE SHOW OURSELVES WORTHY.
How? By paying attention. Notice how precise the attacks in California and Germany were. And Brothers, see how devastating the attack in Seattle was? Our enemies are weakening.

Soon, we will grow mighty like an ocean from a single raindrop. We will one day, have NOT one seat but THREE on the Corporate Court! I have grokked this! Have you not grokked this also?
Then we will be able to return to Mars and bring water to our long past brothers there. WE will find Father Adam and Mother Eve in the red dust that was Eden."

[end transcription]

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In The News: Article 4
Massive waterfront explosion kills 20; sends stock prices plummeting

At 7:08 pm Wednesday evening the waterfront was shattered by a massive explosion at an operations center owned by The Hand of Righteousness, Inc. Lonestar first responders have confirmed 15 dead and 5 missing in the blast; which completely leveled the 3,000 sq. meter building. A heavy security cyborg was killed while defending against the attack.

Operations Manager, Nigel Boer laid bare his grief in flight to the scene on the SkyNews helo: “Oh this is so tragic. It took alot to bring that unit down. So so tragic. We will recover from this loss! The stock is going to take a hit for sure. We will regain the division’s profitability!”, shaking his head, “And some people died too.”

The stock prices fell in the first hour of trading by 22%. Industry analysts are predicting that the trend will correct itself – barring more attacks.

The destruction was the result of a pinpoint attack which brought down the structure in one syncopated series of smaller explosion and one huge massive detonation. The distinction was only apparent after the data from the earthquake detection center in Redmond was analyzed. The preliminary calculations imply that nearly 80 kilos of explosive was used. Windows and glass within several blocks was damaged and destroyed in the concussion shockwave radiating from the blast center.

Concern over the release of dangerous materials into the environment from the destruction of the facility slowed the rescue and recovery efforts at the site. Facility Manager Jim Parks III was asked if there were any materials or agents of any kind stored or used at that site, he replied “No. This is a light manufacturing and business process facility, we don’t handle anything like that here.” A Materials Safty and Exposure team arrived to investigate and found that unknown materials had been released into the sound. Local authorities, name and identity withheld by request, have speculated that the materials may have originated with the attackers, and not The Hand of Righteousness, Inc.

Two other attacks against The Hand of Righteousness, Inc. also occured with explosive precision, one at a plant in German and one in California. All three attacks happened in a 30 minute time span. No other details about those attacks are yet available.

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