The party gets their first full mission together
Tincture handler Mr Holmes. Meet Mr. Reynolds meet @Dohnuts.
Magenta sitting in- 1:00pm across from Mr Reynolds. A few people in the store. Family mom 2 kids. A black Mercedes sits outside. Liau Liau-tu, his security guard, tells Miles not to come in to work the next day. Miles had to meet Mr Reynolds at Homer's DOHnuts shoppe too! Miles calls Rellik to come be backup.
Bell rings over door. Rellik walks into the shop with a hoodie on, he is huge, muscular. You don't fuck with him. He says nothing. He is indigenous to Canada- Canada built a wall and kicked out all the non-indigenous people (white people). Miles walks in as well. He is slightly built, wiry, hooded, with cargo pants and a jacket, as well wearing a vision cyber-head-band for his virtual projects that integrates into his hoodie, which is dotted with band patches and tattoos- The Noise is one of his favorite bands.
Another person pulls up a chair, probably backwards. Rin is wearing a ratty hoodie and blue shirt without logos, he looks like a derelict HS student. He steeples his hands. He's about 30 and build lean like a boxer.
Biloxi is now a harbour town, as N.O. is underwater.
Mr Reynolds pulls out a secure deck- we plug into it for secure conversation. an image of a young man (Okto) pops up. Raoul "Okto" Tippin was a witness to an event and has evidence to corroborate what happened. Tippin has a record and does not want to testify. Find him and take him to an address: Warehouse in Treasure Bay- in the Southeast Area of the Grunge. We have 2 days to find him and "deliver" him.
Rin checks Mr Reynolds out and notices he does not seem to care about this mission. Though dressed well, Rin can tell he has too many connections to Tincture. Rin asks "What'd the kid see?" Mr Reynolds gives a curt answer. Miles asks how long has he been with The Chainsaws (a gang)? Chainsaws spend time in Hooks Bay and run the area, there are a lot but they are not powerful. Sell other's drugs, do things for others. Keep protection money.
Rin and Rellik are being the strong arms of the group, Miles and Magenta try to reduce tension. Rin negotiates the deal while Rellik goes outside and makes stern eyes at the bodyguards.
~We accept the mission~
Rin stands next to Rellik. Did you scare them? Mr Reynolds heads towards the car and nods at Rin and Rellik. There is a huge kingpin dude stepping out of the car, full cybernetic kit on, opens door for Mr Reynolds. Big guy looks at Rellik.They drive away.
Miles says that Tincture is forcing him to do genetic testing and splicing with animals and it is becoming less savory to him by the minute.
Turdonkeys are everywhere!
Bald man (store owner) comes over and asks him to pay for DohNuts. Miles orders a double jolt coffee with synth cream and sugar. Rellik asks for 4 day-old donuts for the turdonkeys- they are rubbery. blueberry, 2 glazed, and a crueller.
Miles has a cargo van full of stuff- murals, graffiti, Magnolia. We have some errands to run before we go out of town.
Late afternoon- driving around. Everything is covered in ads. If we didn't have cyberware, we probably wouldn't see it. Ad for the club Portland (strip club), eat a McDonald's. Rin asks if they can go up into Miles' apartment? It's a bit of a walk. They have to hide their arms if Secure Force is around, but otherwise open carry is expected. Secure Force is always looking for ways to mess with the poor. Rin carries a backpack only. Rellik's weapons are not visible- he has a sword against his back, a pistol with a silencer, and a whip in his cybernetic arm. Miles has a tube in his backpack to pop open and has an antique sawed-off shotgun.
Miles' apartment has windows and Rellik wants to look out of them. Miles has a pet: oversized rodent with bunny deflated ears (a Bunrat). One is all white, black ears, one all black with white tail. Yin and Yang, who stay in cages. Rin picks up Yin. Miles keeps them (doesn't eat them) because they are proof of the experiment of Tincture drugs and cures- they are supposed to be incinerated after the experiment but he saved them. The apartment is floor to ceiling shelves and is not neat. He's a little OCD. Bathroom is kind of gross. He has a workshop, but it is closed off to Rellik and Rin.
Magenta packs a bag at her apartment and heads to the warehouse and the Parkours. There are a bunch of people on "Blank", a drug so insidious that people forget their recent past. Highly illegal. Good if you're rich, in the clean, in a controlled environment where you can't hurt yourself. There is no come-down, but it snaps you painfully back into reality.
The Parkours don't allow any of the Blank in their warehouse.
Magenta tries to talk to one of the members in the warehouse about Okto- she does not know him. A friend contacts someone who might know Okto, which means he might know someone is looking for him.
Rin's apartment, close to the local strip club. He lives close to Dickins Cider Shop. Small apartment, Spartan, fit-in outfits, a nice suit, leather pants and a harness, an on the frame-less twin bed, pieces of a sniper rifle. Rin offers to let friends come up- Rellik opts out but Miles decides to go up. He admires Rin's rifle. It's the Initiation 74. Miles only knows of the Initiation 70- Miles calls him on it- that's not even a thing! Rin says he has friends in high places. Miles offers to get ammo for it. Suggests a side bump-stock? Notes that it looks professional. Says he wants to tell more about the rifle but Rellik needs to hear. Miles smiles when Rin says he might allow Rellik to modify.
Miles knows the Chainsaws and wants to do a little reverse con. Looks for photos? Chatrooms? Miles finds out Okto is hidden in a Chainsaw safehouse- the Black Brew Culture Warehouse. The gang hangs out around there. Okto is kind of a dweeb, a gang members "kid brother" but too old to be a tag-along. May have been coerced by members not to talk to cops and not get bullied by police.