The team was hired by an exectuive by the name of Urlan Manes. Manes is the head of Global Technologies, a modest Seattle based corporation focused on the production of simsense discs and skillchips. A robbery had resulted in the theft of three prototype skillchips and the team was hired to locate and retrieve the chips unharmed.
After some investigation of the team of shadowrunners who had stolen the chips, it was revealed that the robbery was an inside job instigtated by an ork by the name of Junior. Junior was the son of the former head of Global Technologies and had been looked over for promotion when his father passed away. Junior had the chips stolen so he could sell them to a business rival, Hollywood Simsense Entertainment and take over Global Technologies once Urlan Manes had been fired from his position as CEO.
The team managed to retrieve a chip from Val, a rigger who had been paid with a Cleopatra personality chip. The former tomboy had plugged in the chip and become a manipulative, business focused, powermonger who had managed to gain the ear of a Hollwood Simsense Entertainment exec by the name of Pengrave. After a visit to a lavish party, the team chased down Val and removed the chip from her. Val had no memory of what had happened to her while she was ‘Cleo’.
The second chip was removed from the body of Cooperman, the fixer who had arranged the original theft and put that team together. The chip made him believe he was Genghis Khan and he had used his new found skills to organise and lead a collection of different street gangs. Cooperman was tracked down to a warehouse in the Barrens and was killed by the team. Once Cooperman had died, the gangs violently split apart again.
The third chip was attached to a street samurai by the name of Griffin. The chip was modelled on Jack the Ripper and had made Griffin commit several murders in one area of the city. He was brought out of hiding by Cerberus (in disguise as a ‘joyboy’). Griffin was killed when he attempted to murder Cerberus.
The team returned the chips to Global Technologies and Urlan Manes was grateful for the team’s hardwork… and their silence.
The Banshee – a bar with a secret bar for discrete meetings.
- During the investigation, the team discovered that Snout had been hired to follow them and report to Junior. Snout was happy to sell this information to the team.
- Junior attempted to kill the team at The Banshee but was knocked unconscious and captured by the team. He was locked away in a safehouse while the team decided what to do with him.