Mon ostie de saint-sacrament de marde, what have we got ourselve into this time?
It didn’t even start out as a proper job. They say “never trust an elf” and so when Sitara came to us for help picking up a shipment, and gave us a bunch of bullshit instead of details, we blew her off. But when she went to the pickup by herself, of course we followed her. Hey, she did say there was some money in it. And we were curious about this cout’ oreille that Johnson had foisted on us.
Well, there wasn’t much money in it, but on the other hand we nearly got killed by the Vice President crashing on top of us.
That’s right, we were there when Vice President Mitchener’s sub-orb crashed. Sitara saw it first, coming down in flames, and for some reason she gunned her bike straight to where it was going to hit.1 Sam managed to save her with his mind-control trick, but only by giving her the bright idea to dive off her speeding bike.2 Looked like it hurt a lot.
We still don’t know who’s pulling Sitara’s strings, but we know how. Sitara wouldn’t say much except that someone is being held hostage, someone important to her. And we know the people giving her orders are the same ones who brought down the V-P’s sub-orb, because our job was to grab the sub-orb’s black boxes.
After the sub-orb crashed, doing a few million nuyen in improvements to downtown Redmond, we had no trouble finding the black boxes. There was a security team there already – real pros, with matching camo and everything – but they just stood around and watched. That seemed strange at the time.
Then Sitara got orders to deliver the black boxes to a foul-tempered dwarf and pick them up a couple hours later. It wasn’t hard to guess why. We got K-Bunny to read the black-box data afterwards, and sure enough it said the sub-orb crashed because of an engine problem. I wished we’d read the black box before it was hacked, but maybe it’s better we didn’t.
What you don’t know won’t hurt you, eh?
Par example, look at what happened to that dwarf, Jimmy. We went back to see him after, to find out what he did to the black boxes, but he was dead.
So now I’m just trying to forget everything about this run. Personne ne sait rien. So far it seems to be working.
1 Waad totally glitched the Logic roll to figure out how to avoid the crashing sub-orb.
2 Carl made the same critical glitch. Sometimes the dice have the best sense of humour at the table.