The shadowrunners, lucky devils that they are, just happen to be caught in the middle when things come to a head between the leaders of the elven Go-Gang the Ancients. Their leaders Belial and Sting agree to settle the matter by way of a chal’han, or at least a version of one. A formal elven ritual challenge, used to establish dominance or take revenge, a chal’han isn’t quite so formal an a air among the Ancients as among e Sixth World’s eldest occupants; it’s still a challenge fought by proxies, but the swaggering gangers, naturally, don’t quite take it all as seriously as some other elves might. Groups of outsiders are paid good nuyen to serve as the hirelings that wage the war for them, but they’ve got a set of goals in mind that would make their sti -necked Immortal kin scow.
The name of the game is “Scavenger Hunt,” and the plan for the night is to send their bands of temporary servants on a handful of wild goose chases through the Barrens, racing the clock as much as each other, to scurry back to the Daisy Chain in Tarislar for the competing teams to compare points. The runners will have to choose which trophies to go a er, claim them as quickly as they can, and beat the clock to try and win the competition for their night’s patron.
But to the victor go the spoils! By the time tonight’s wild ride is over, our runners just might put a new king on the throne of Seattle’s Ancients.
Red and Gentry takes on the scavenger hunt mission. The clock is ticking, but they quickly settle on a number of tasks.
1. They raid a Spikes hangout, smashing some trolls and their bikes.
2. They raid a humanis policlub chapter and steal their humanis robes.
3. They stick it to Jimmy the Chin, and free the elven joygirls.
4. They steal a Stuffer Shack supply truck and bring it back to the party.
During the 3rd task, Red encounter her old nemesis BiosFEAR. The notorious hacker turns out to also be a dangerous melee opponent, but Red and Gentry manage to defeat him. They steal his comlink, and Gentry later manage to glean some information from it:
BiosFEAR is a high ranking Brain-Eater, who has also been working as a shadowrunner. It would seem he has taken on several missions for Humanis and it seems he was hired by a J to sabotage the underground matrix nodes back when Alamos 20.000 firebombed the Goblin Market.
It is pretty clear that BiosFEAR was a supporter of Humanis and Brackhaven, and he was not the least bothered by wetwork missions.
Furthermore Gentry discover a file with details on Red’s foster partents (Visual, Voice, Biometrics, Behavioral Patterns). The day before the murder of Red’s foster partents and 30 min after, he had a call to the following ComLink Number:
It is labeled Mr. Johnson in his catalog, and it is not listed in the public directory. It is also “out of service”