Five Finger Death Punch
[[The Vault Faction Rewards]] - Reputation Rules for The Vault as a Faction
[[Ash Union]]- An affiliated initiatory group.
[[Noose Net]]- The local Shadow Grid
The Vault is the name adopted by the loose collective of the Chicago Shadow Community. …
h3. The Ash Union
Purpose: The Ash Union is a loose group of magically active individuals, mostly
shadowrunners, operating in the Chicago area. They have banded together to help each other grow
magically and help combat the numerous magical threats …
The local Shadow Grid has a core user base of Matrix savvy survivors of Bug City. As Project Takeback began, new runners have flooded in, turning a community centered on survival in a feral city to a proper job board and rumor mill for Shadowrunning.
-Glitching occurs on half or more dice coming up 1s.
-Edge can be spent on any test, unless specified (such as Artificing, Skilljacked Skills, and Edge tests), but you cannot regain Edge if you spent edge during a multi-day test …
-Power Foci add their rating directly to the user's magic attribute after focus addiction is concerned, but before anything else that uses the magic attribute is concerned.
-Alternate skills for rituals: allowed if learned from a …
-A Persona is defined by a login into a device. Unless the login is keyed to biometrics (which could be Spoofed through a number of methods), the Device doesn't know who is person is, just that a login ID is being used.
General Faction Rewards
Factions reward or punish frequent and consistent behavior with their runners.
+9, The Runners will gain a "Friends in High Places" level contact. The individual will be revealed once the group gets high enough to be able to earn this tier of favor. …
Horizon (also known as the Horizon Group) is a AAA megacorporation that focuses on public relations, media, and entertainment. Its main headquarters is in Los Angeles. While Horizon is best known for its presence in all aspects of advertising, marketing, …
Most shadowrunners know Ares from their Ares Arms division, and with good reason. The Ares Predator is the staple sidearm for the discerning runner. Run by wealthy playboy Damien Knight, the corp has a reputation as a very “American” outfit: gung-ho, …
The Vault Faction Rewards
The Vault is not an organization, but a Reputation with this Faction represents the groups reception in the shadows of Chicago.
Faction Influence: Shadowruns, Jobs, Smuggling, Street Cred
Faction Equipment: Forbidden Gear, Anything from the Krime …
[[:mycroft | Mycroft]]
h2. Contacts Made
"Imaginary" Annie Goldsmith; Seattle; Lawyer/Fixer (4, 1)
Della Juarez; Las Vegas; Madame (6, 1)
Eliza Bloom; Seattle; Politician (4, 1)
Geno Ramballi; Las …
Renraku North America is the secondary source of Renraku’s consumer products arm, and it also holds heavy investment in entertainment and education. There are significant computer investments here in database management and the leasing of processing power …
Mitsuhama has a strong culture of honor and respect for authority, much like the nation they arose within. Rank and promotion are earned through hard and successful work. Failure is a cause for shame, not just on the individual who failed but on their …
Aztechnology, headquartered in Tenochtitlan, Aztlan, is the second largest corporation in the world and the largest corporation in North America. Aztechnology is the number one producer of consumer goods in the world. It is also number one in the Magical …
Birth Name: Jake Slate
UCAS fake SIN: Jacob Grant
In the Redmond barrens, Crow might be known for hanging around a variety of bars. He doesn't have the connections of a fixer, but he frequents runner hot-spots enough to be a regular.
In addition, he is a recent addition to [[:kane | Kane]]'s list of …
District Attorney Dana Oaks had a good home life, loving parents, went to good schools, and graduated from Yale Law School. Her life seems to be an open book, and there are no skeletons in her closet. She is one of the youngest District Attorneys in …
Athena joined famed news network KSAF as Chief Editor shortly after it’s offices were bombed in 2067. Then she promptly went into hiding and hasn’t been seen in the flesh since. Much like KSAF’s new business model, she operates entirely out of the Matrix, …
Laurent Nazaire is the head of the Seattle Atlantean Foundation branch. A Haitian dwarf with a French-Quebecois accent, he’s open, down-to-earth, and seemingly very honest. This makes many in the shadow community nervous because they don’t believe it, but …
MacCallister is a former shadowrunner, an older ork and a “decker not a hacker, fraggit” in his own words. He ran the shadows for over a decade before retiring, and recently returned to Seattle to start a new career as a fixer, still carries his beat up …
A former company man and shadowrunner, Moreau is an expert animal trainer and works as a fixer and trouble-shooter for the Draco Foundation. He’s been operating out of Seattle for several years, and while he’s the DF’s eyes and ears in the shadows, …
Simon is an odd individual. A full body changeling, he appears to be a bipedal lizard-man with thick scaly. He’s also a traditional British punk, wearing a battered leather vest covered in graffiti, anarchy symbols, and punk band buttons. He has a …
Detective Theodore 'Tosh' Athack
Tosh is a Knight Errant detective and works their Special Crimes Task Force. He’s a troll, and not the cleanest officer on KE’s payroll. Tosh likes to say that his retirement plan sucks, so he’s always looking to pad his nest egg. In return, he can help …
The word on Jack is that he hangs around [[:hot-bod-bonnie-brawn | "Hot Bod" Bonnie Brawn]]'s shop, sometimes working with the mechanics. The only place people see Jack in person is in street racing around the barrens where he has an unwelcome interest in …
"Hot Bod" Bonnie Brawn
Bonnie and her shop is known for providing reliable repairs and vehicles, though the parts and cars are never new. The source must be due to a quiet chop shop operation, but Bonnie is tight-lipped about that to people she doesn't trust.
'Imaginary' Annie Goldsmith
Kenneth Brackhaven is best known for his run as Presidential candidate under the Archconservative Party for the UCAS Presidential Election 2057. He came in at a close second to Dunkelzahn.
Kenneth Brackhaven went to Pacific State University, graduating …
Fake SIN: Electra Sakura licensed for Magic and hopefully soon, Medical.
Born and Hailing from Tir'Tairngire ( What was once Oregon ) , Electra was born to a privileged Elven family as their only daughter. While at a social event when she was …
Gerald C. Cubelos
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Gerald C. Cubelos, owner and proprietor of Gustav's Gizmos and Elixers. The shop itself was founded by his great-grandfather, Gustav Bilbo Cubelos. For the longest time Gerald's …
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Because he fixes a lot of cars and is known on the block for being the best, Bobby knows several people from local Gang Leaders to the occasional borough mayor.
A follower of the All-Seeing Odin, Wednesday was the heart and soul of Winternight, the prophet whose vision guides them and whose authority all bow to. Wednesday is one of the most powerful magicians of his generation and is always accompanied by one of …
A former Viking ganger and berserker adept whose natural talents for tactics and violent bloodshed made him Winternight’s tactical commander and recruitment officer. Thursday served with MET2000 during the EuroWars, during which he was dishonorably …
Birth Name: Barry Kingfisher
Primary Fake SIN: Francis Stoopy
Fake SIN: John Doe
Fake SIN: Phil Logar
Truck is a large troll that values his body over all else. At times he can be a bit of a health nut. He has a serious mistrust of …
Thranduil Elrond Mir'Lava
Charles "Sink" Tanner
Known as "Sink" for trying to sell street racers anything and everything that can be attached to a vehicle... and for the money that people spend on his goods. He works for Hyundai, selling vehicles and parts to the racing circuit, emphasizing the easy …
Vinnie "The Slip"
Damien "Ace" Smith
Growing up in Chicago's CZ while the wall was still up, Ordinance developed his magical talents just to survive. He always pushed himself to do more and protect his neighborhood, and learned the ways of the urban jungle. Shark took to him naturally, and …
Sloan has been running a bar in the CZ successfully for a long time; with the opening of the border, he is trying to expand his business outside, having opened a second location half a year ago.
A Rat Shaman and a former shadowrunner, Becky 99 survived in the chaos of the Containment Zone by joining up with a group of women who would eventually become the Desolation Angels. When the wall came down, she stayed with the group, mostly working in the …
Goober is a dwarven armorer operating out of the Zone along the waterfront. He has a bait & tackle shop ("Goober's B&T") that he works out of, but has a small warehouse underneath where he runs almost anything in hardware (guns, vehicles, tech). He has a …
Vanessa Rodriguez, aka Quantum Princess is an elder statesman among shadowrunners. She was in the heart of downtown when Bug City hit and the Containment Zone went up, and she was one of those early few who tried to figure out what was happening and …
Sid is a small time fight promoter who represents Matt Wrath, but who wants to make his name as a fixer. He has a lot of contacts in the city, but not a lot of pull, yet. He’s hoping that if the Shadowrunners he sets up on jobs are successful, it’ll make …
Hot Foot Mike
Maria Ignancia Katina Earlena Sanchez, or better known as Mike can get most anything that isn't government grade or super hard to get. Her family's records were mostly lost with the first Matrix crash with only some hard paper copies remaining. Her family …
A self described "Initiate of the Northern Wind"
Link for anyone curious about his tradition.:
Jason keeps his personal history of more than the past couple of years quiet. Whether it be something he is ashamed of or simply something he doesn't feel like discussing, even those close to him are left in the dark about most of the years of his life. …
Respec is a well respected member of the Shadowlands community in Seattle. She may not be the most experienced, but she's proven herself to be reliable, and continues to be requested for work. Given a couple more years of practice, she might become one of …
As a shifter, Patli has another form. In this case, he is a bison naturally, and his human form is only a guise he wears to work with the mass of metahumanity. He has grown to enjoy staying as his human self for long periods of time, partially because it …
Nick is a washed up Lone Star Detective who took to the bottle when the bugs first hit Chicago and there wasn’t a damn thing he could do about it. He stayed there for nearly two decades. Now, he’s fighting to climb his way out and thinks he sees a chance …
Matt grew up as a kid inside the containment zone and learned to fight to survive there. He became a boxer after the wall came down and was going to turn pro until he accidentally killed a man in the ring when his latent adept powers kicked in. He served …
Juan Xihuitl (Pronounced similar to “She-Wheat”) is a Mr. Johnson for Aztechnology. Juan represents AZT’s interests in Chicago, and is interested in using Project: Takeback to recover as many of AZT’s lost assets as possible, including Aztechnology’s lost …
Dr. Martin Tate
Dr. Martin Tate is working on behalf of Horizon, heading up their resurrection of the Truman Technologies name, utilizing the assets of that company that they purchased following Crash 2.0. He has set up several clinics around Chicago and the Zone, …
Lothan the Wise
Lothan the Wise ran the shadows of Seattle for many years, his prime being during the mid-’60s when he mentored and teamed with Street Legend Kellan Colt. He considers himself a mystical genius which he backs up with towering confidence and arrogance, and …
Margaret "Maggie" Goldberg
Maggie is a female ork and assistant to Mitsuhama’s Director of Operations in Chicago, Ito Takahara. She acts as a liaison between MCT and the runners. She grew up in the ork underground and was around runner when she was younger, so she’s sympathetic to …
Sarah Silverleaf is a gorgeous and intelligent elven representative for Renraku in Chicago. She recently transferred here from Tîr Tairngire, taking over the operations that Renraku had largely abandoned following Bug City. With the Governor’s call to …
A new fixer in the Midwest, Mr. Telenov had a short lived career running the shadows. In his time on the UCAS/CAS border states, he met plenty of Coyotes and saw an opening for sub-contracting.
He is not well known, but his lack of professionalism has …
Barry "Badger" Wade
'The Ragers' is a small street gang on the north side of the CZ in Chicago who are well known for rushing headlong into conflict. His crew frequently cycle through a variety of combat drugs, Badger himself is open to selling combat stimulants to anyone …
Dr. Eric Kersh
Doctor of astralphysics, well versed in astral ethics and geomasonry.
Dean of the recovering University of Chicago's college of magical studies within the school's philosophy department.
Works out of Elemental Hall, a concealed academic facility in Lake …
Karn has been put in a bit of a spotlight due to a matrix series by Horizon about community heroes and Horizon's efforts to make the CZ habitable again. He is known for taming a pack of feral ghouls, keeps them in the district and satisfied by the flesh …
Merlin and Coug were once part of a large team that pulled a multi-million nuyen job on a casino. They all went their seperate ways afterwards, but he met up with Coug years later at his then-new strip club for furries, _The Saucy Minx_.
A Korean beauty who has relied on her looks for as long as she can remember. Clawing her way up from the gutter, Dae is a self-made woman, almost literally. Much more than a pretty face, Dae has a keen mind and is very good at sniffing out a person’s …
Harry "Fingers" Barducci
Seems to have been paranoid for good reason, DNA samples were found of him in the drains under the Rivers Casino after an explosion ripped apart half a city block.
Zechs "Skylith" Maxwell
Zechs was a normal kid at a young age, grew up in a normal house hold with both parents. He had no siblings to speak of, he was always interested in business at a young age. He also had some affinity to magic as well. So he went off to college to study …
Kohaku Minako is a singer/entertainer under contract with Renraku Computer Systems. Born a silver fox, she was gifted as an Inari to former Ranraku board member, Ken Itoma and his wife Ayame Itoma on the announcement of their pregnancy. When the child, …
"In the Matrix, you try to change things, they try to change you. Anything can be hacked, even people. Everything is a sum of files and data; sprites might have a soul, who knows. The matrix reflects the sum of reality and the fiction we create." - …
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Mark "Skid" McKensie
"I can't call him a piece of shit, but he displays all of the symptoms."
Skid is a Johnson known for not having good work, good pay, or professionalism, but he always has work for anybody willing to do it.
He refers to his list of runner that are …
Samuel "MightyMax" Faustus
h2. Pre-Game History
Mycroft loves her family. But those things have been ripped away from her and she wants to know why. Her teenage years were spent with her mind glued into the matrix. When her mom, Dorothy saw that she had a proclivity to getting …
Asian born director for Matrix Security for [[Renraku]]. Known for his brutality when dealing with security violators and corporate rivals, going so far as to have some killed. There is evidence that he has been embezzling funds from Renraku.
Director of External Assets for Renraku America.
Bloom’s gubernatorial run against [[:brackhaven | Brackhaven]] last year was roundly unsuccessful. In spite of the controversy surrounding his staunch opposition of Prop 23, Brackhaven won by a landslide, a humiliating political defeat for Bloom. Bloom is …
Special Executive Assistant for [[Mitsuhama Computer Technologies]]. Is able to perform magic through the use of preparations.
An Australian Fixer who has made his new home in Las Vegas.
Stan is the owner of the Strip Poker in Las Vegas with aspirations of becoming the District Manager for the Henderson area.
Rena Great Bear
Owner of a classic diner in Las Vegas known for the best pancakes and the most exciting bondage you can pay for. Besides having a tourist flair, Rena is known as one of the best fixers in town.
Her establishment has been in Las Vegas at the same location for over 100 years serving all the different tastes of Las Vegas. She showed up in town in 2060, and there are no known records from before.
A dwarf who is the director of the Bellagio. But is known for his being an excellent employer. He cares for his people and makes sure that they are taken care of. He does have some ties to the Verontessi family where he was part of a youth exchange …
Music Promoter in Las Vegas. Was working of a show for Henna See.
Leader of a shadowrunner group in Las Vegas.
Static is a technomancer running in Seattle and also a member of the technomancer group, No Boundaries Now. His girlfriend, Ion Angel, was held and experimented on by [[Aztechnology]].
Part-Time is fixer from the Redmond Barrens. He used to be addicted to BTL, but would only use it "part-time" and he could still get his job down. He has been clean for the last 3 years. He specializes in drugs and connections with some of gangs.
Doc's real name is Sosa Amundson. She grew up in the Redmond Barrens, the daughter of a drug-dealing mother and an often-absent, much-older sister named Aya. Doc more or less raised herself.
When she was eight, she was caught and roughed up by some …
Marcus "Sev" Jensen
He worked as squad leader for a small mercenary fire team.
Our Lady of Mercy
Berthold "T.U.B." Takahiro
An older troll who used to be an Otaku; became obsessed with the matrix at a young age, not understanding why all others weren't always in it, instead of meatspace. As he got older, he continued down the path of Technomancy, ignoring material possessions …
Steven "Coug" Minx
What was going on in Dyar’s head that led to his break with
the CDC is unknown; all we know is what actually happened. In
late 2073, Dyar took a fellow co-worker home after a date. Instead
of ending in a romantic encounter, Dyar attempted to forcibly
Her street name stems from a terrible attempt at learning Japanese. Sleet Lacer is a Rigger that uses shortcuts and tricks to force every advantage that she can out of her vehicles, sometimes to destructive results.
Joined in on the election for mayor of the newly reformed Chicago government as the cap stone to a slow plodding political career. He wins elections through tenacity and a lack of pride, but he knows the buttons to press to get his ballot box filled.
In another life he cashed in all his stock chips in what would have been a brilliant late-day move—had it not been insider trading and illegal. Not that anyone outside the shadow networks know.
He fueled his re-election on the passing of Project: …
Dr. Evangeline Nighthawk (SQL ++)
Lin Yao Chang
I am The Scion. The foundation wants the Horizon Corporation’s new arcanoarcheologist Parker Acson to work for them. He is at a banquet for new hires at the Horizon Splendor building across the street. See the great balcony on its 28th …
Kayin is a Yoruba human and a hawala. He is well connected to the international antiquities trade and stays well informed of those valuable items that may come through Lagos. He also has procured antiquities for Oni Adegoke, and has earned the Oni’s favor …
|Academic and Professional Knowledge …
A new face on JackPoint, Treadle is 24 years old and used to work much of the northwestern sections of North America, from Seattle and Vancouver, sometimes down to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Treadle is a female Ork who is gifted in the magical arts, …
He is a temporary member of the Vault, but a respected one. His connection list is wide, but shallow. He can probably give you the name and addresses of a few good places to eat, sleep, and be merry in any city in North America. While not homeless, he is …
p. -Y'know, I don't remember much before the Crash, Crash 2.0 to be specific. What I do remember, is that I was six. I had a sort of connection to the system they had then... Their, y'know, Matrix. After that... I was asleep for what seemed like forever …