Arbitus and Bolt-On take a trip to Ratavan’s home. It’s locked, so they go home.
We’re called into a early morning meeting with McGuire. She chastises the group for kidnapping Ratavan and using weapons for reasons other than self-defense.
Soren Bosco, a human DocWagon gunner, has gone missing. We’ve been given the task to find him. He’s been working for the corp for 6 years and has a clean record. Bolt-On discovers that Bosco was spooked after his last assignment, which happened to be a the stuffer shack we visited during our last mission.
We go to his quarters and let ourselves in. Bolt-On discovers a scanner under the seat. After getting a mark on the scanner we discover that the scanner is a DocWagon plant. Bolt-On requests full access but, instead, they gave me access to his personal node. On his node we find that early Tuesday morning, around 2am, he called both his insurance company and bank.
We find photos of his girlfriend, who we identify as Lila Song, a botany professor at the University of Washington who lives in Bellevue. We head to her complex, park, and head to the security desk. After calling Lila they tell us to head up to her 24th floor condo.
She invites us in and tells us she hasn’t heard from him since Tuesday around four in the morning. She said that Chen had been by earlier this morning. Bosco told her he had been called out of town on a humanitarian mission.
Bolt-On checks her commlink and find that Yosif Mueller, shortly after 4am. Nothing else looks out of the ordinary on her commlink.
On the way out Arbitus chats up the security guard and verifies that Bosco last left the building Tuesday morning at 4:30am. We find out that Bosco used a Zip Car to get from the condos to the docks after a bit of hacking.
The address he drove to was a business called The Salmon, which could be a diner… or a bar. The meat crew goes in while Lucent and Bolt-On stay in the car, requesting onion rings. Cowboy tries his social abilities and does a great job of pissing off the bartender. Arbitus notices the bartender glance at an elf nearby. He tries to keep a poker face during questioning, but Arbitus knows he recognizes Bosco. A quick use of commanding voice gets him to admit Bosco was there, startling him into inviting the crew into the back room to discuss privately after showing he also can pull of the same commanding voice trick.
The back room was an ambush, three trolls with batons and crowbars step in and the doors automatically shut and lock. Cowboy and Amber Dawn are dragged out, unconscious.
Bosco calls in the middle of the night and tells Arbitus to meet an old chinese man at the ferry and tip him 100 nuyen to be taken where he needs to go.
We do so, but Amber Dawn stays behind, being cared for in Intensive Care. The Chinese man warns us against going, but Arbitus chooses to go ahead, anyway, along with Cowboy and our drone being controlled by Lucent with Bolt-On tagging along in VR. We’re taken by boat to the Outrimmer island about 20 minutes away.
We’re met by a man in sunglasses and hat in the middle of the night. Once inside he reveals himself to being Soren Bosco. He then reveals to us that during the stuffer shack event, when he first arrived, the client we were rescuing showed up briefly as a live target. Upon later review he found that blip had been removed from official records, but still remained in his personal record from his contacts. In the information recorded was listed the item number corresponding to the organ that was stolen. It seems that there may be an insider working against the corp.
Lucent and Bolt-On hear an armored Metro Guard truck roll up to the dock, then move into a boat heading to the island. Upon notifying the team, Bosco hands off a contact lens to us and tells us to make sure the information is used well, then we go our separate ways to prepare for what is to come.
Payday: 30,000/20,000 depending on housing