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The Run Down Under/Gettin' Giggy with Shadowrun - Thursday, October 12th, 2006

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October 12th, 2006, 6:15pm - 11:15pm

Keith's Apartment
217 W. Koch St.
Bozeman, MT 59715

Larger map and driving directions

The building is on the corner of Koch and Third. The apartment is at the top of the stairs.

We started this week with karma distribution for the last several weeks, and then some blue-booking. (Give people money and karma and for some reason they start spending it.)

Rainbow got a call from the elf, to let him know that they had delivered payment to Jake, and Rainbow should be able to pick it up at his leisure.

Rainbow also got information from them on the location of six other properties owned by the faction they had just gone after. Four here in Sydney and two more in Perth.

Michelle called a decker contact, and asked him to see if he could find any records on new recruits to the Illuminated Order, and see if there as a listing for where Timmy might be.

A few hours and a couple thousand nuyen later, she got a call back. The Illuminated Order's records were very sloppy, and did not include recruitment dates, but there as no record of a Timmy, Tim, or Timothy in their list.

Nova invited Giggy and Sonny to one of her shows, and got them free admission to the club, on the grounds that they make up for it in drinks and tips. A condition that Giggy and Sonny were happy to meet.

To make up for this night in a strip club, Giggy ended up taking Ming to the Hippogryph for dinner.

Rainbow spent some time watching one of the locations in Sutherland, and eventually went up to see who was around. One was in a gated community, but the gate always seemed to be open. he focused his time on the other one, which was in a nice middle-class neighborhood.

He knocked on the door, and it was opened by girl about 14 years old.

"Hello," she said, "can I help you?"

"Yes, Is Keith here?" Rainbow replied.

"Keith who?"

"Keith Brooks."

"I don't know any Keith," the girl replied. "You wanna come in and look in the phone book? We can probably look it up."

"Is this not the Brooks' residence?"

"No. Lets go look it up," the girl said, turning around and walking into the house.

Rainbow followed her into the kitchen, where she grabbed a telephone directory off the front of the brown refrigerator and scrolled through it. "I don't see any Brooks on this street," she said.

"Thank you for your help," Rainbow said, and made his way out of the house. He hadn't heard any other noises in the house while he was there, except a trid running in a nearby room.

Several weeks had passed since they had turned their loot over to the Elf in the church basement, and they had not heard anything from Timmy. All their leads were coming up blank.

Finally Sonny called Trinny, a fixer he knew, to see if there was any work for him.

Trinny did have one thing coming up, a package weighing about 200 kilos needed to be taken from Sydney to be dropped off at 158°20'e by 32°8's, payment on delivery.

Sonny decided to take it, and then called around to see if he could get any help. Nova immediately agreed, but Michelle and Giggy were unavailable. Rainbow, however, agreed, though somewhat reluctantly.

Sonny picked up the package at 11pm, as instructed, and then met Nova on his boat. They quickly got the package loaded on the boat, Sonny's alligator startling Nova, who wasn't expecting it. The package took up most of the limited cargo space on the speedboat, so there wasn't a lot of room to maneuver.

Sonny radioed Rainbow who had sailed out into the harbor earlier on Sonny's sailboat. After receiving the call, Rainbow sailed back in toward the dock, warning Sonny that there were three harbor patrol boats cruising nearby.

Sonny started the electric motor of the speedboat and carefully pulled in alongside the sailboat. Rainbow took a casual course through the harbor, and then slowly went out into the bay, and then into the open sea. An hour after being radioed by Sonny to let him know they were ready, Rainbow was out on the open ocean watching the speedboat take off to the north-northeast toward the rendezvous.

Rainbow started sailing back toward Sonny's dock and sent his drone out to watch their progress for a while.

Before the drone spotted Sonny's speedboat, it saw the two Coast Guard cutters converging on Sonny's path. fortunately, Nova also saw them, and Sonny veered to starboard to go around seaward of the two boats.

As Sonny passed the Coast Guard vessel, a voice came over it's PA system, "Unmarked vessel, stop your engines and come about."

Sonny continued driving. "They can't be as fast as this," he said to Nova reassuringly.

"Heave to and prepare to be boarded," the PA said again.

"Yeah, but can you outrun a bullet?" Nova asked, pointing out the bow gun swiveling toward them.

"Well, this was a short run," Sonny said, cutting the engines and swinging the boat around.

"Not necessarily," Nova replied, stripping off her blouse and letting her hair down.

Sonny opened the hatch, and watched one of the cutters pull up beside him. a mooring line was tossed down, and Sonny caught it. The two boats clanked gently together.

A uniformed ork came down a ladder to Sonny's boat.

"I'll need your registration and mooring permit," the ork said, looking into the boat. "What were you doing out here?"

"We were just out for a midnight ride," Sonny said, handing the ork the registration for the alligator.

"Did we do something wrong, officer?" Nova asked. She had stripped down to her panties and was trying to cover her ample breasts with her hands.

"Well, ma'am," the ork began, looking at her near naked form, "we're always on the look out for nice smugglers and so on."

Just then a wave rocked the boat, bumping the two boats together. Sonny and the ork were ready for it, being used to being at sea, but Nova had to drop her hands to balance herself and keep from falling over onto the alligator.

The ork swallowed hard, looking over Sonny's shoulder at Nova's nearly naked form. "Yeah, this all seems to be in order," he said, handing the paperwork he hadn't even reviewed back to Sonny.

"Sorry to bother you. Don't get lost," the ork finished, winking to Sonny and heading back up the ladder.

After the mooring line was pulled back up, Sonny started off again to the north under electric power until the lights of the Coast Guard vessels were fairly distant, then he switched on the electric motor and started speeding off again.

A little over eight hours later they were approaching the rendezvous point, Sonny cut the gas engines and switched back over to electric. Nova pointed out a flashing light to port, and they headed slowly that direction. The seas were calm, so Sonny was able to approach the other boat with the hatch open. As they pulled along side, they heard the distinct sound of a pump-action shotgun being cocked. Then they saw a head pop over the rail of the larger boat.

"Who are you?" a male voice attached to the gun asked.

"Someone with a package," Sonny replied, shading his eyes from the bright spotlights playing over his boat.

"What's the package?"

"It's 200 keys of something in reinforced, waxed cardboard," Sonny responded. "It's right here if you want it."

"Pass it up."

"Come on, it's rather awkward and heavy. Don't you have a cargo net or something we could use?"

A cargo net was lowered over the side, and Nova and Sonny loaded the package into it and signaled that it should go up. It was hoisted over the rail onto the larger boat, and then a credstick was tossed over.

Sonny gracefully caught the credstick and then checked its value. Once it was confirmed to be valid, he started up the motor and sped away toward Sydney.

So, now on for next time...

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