Barnaby “Wombat” Rudd
Chaimberlain ‘Drekbomb’ Jackslaw
and introducing Clippy
and introducing Wheels
The team from the archive job meets up in the Underground, with the help of the Rat Pack, and reaches a safehouse in Terminal. Munty and Ro join them. After Aemon awakens, and is assensed by Toff, he confronts Ortega about how he survived. Ort confirms that he gave Aemon some ghoul blood, in order to save his life/soul. Aemon tells him that he did a good job, and says Scorpion Gallery Scarf, detonating Ort’s head bomb. The Rat Pack charges them extra for the mess. They also are contacted by the Catholic Church and by Vasuda Mueller, requesting Ortega’s remains. They decide to give them to the Ghoul Liberation League, who say they will venerate them appropriately, and pay a small sum. Aemon and Ro also manage to track down the NYC branch of The Continental with Sully’s help, having found a strange RFID chip on Ortega. They also find out that they are the executors of Ortega’s will- which primarily leaves his amassed fortune to the GLL with a significant donation to Aemon’s Kids. They have a quick spa day at the Continental to unwind after the tension of that whole mess, and get entered into its systems as “members.”
The remaining team accepts another job from One, and hire a bunch of out of town hackers to do the first stage. Munty helps SP and Rudd sneak onto an airport to gain access to classified flight transponder codes for a private corp flight out of SeaTAC. Clippy and Drekbomb provide support from offsite after grid-hopping over. They gain access to the backup flight support facility, and get the codes while Munty ko’s the few wandering security guards who get too close. They manage to exfiltrate without getting snagged, and SP and Rudd make their return flight to Hamburg. Munty heads out to Buffalo with Chessick in tow (who has discovered some tantalizing hints about the hunt for Atlantis on the extra drive he grabbed at the Vault), and meets up with the rest of the team.
They have managed to convince and old dwarf rigger, Wheels, to come out of retirement for “one last job.” Luckily he still has all his rigger gear, and has been aching from some action. They are supposed to pull off his “signature job” again: a midair extraction. One wants them to get 4 corp execs, and kill everyone else in an “accident” to cover it up. They spend a few days tooling up an old plane Wheels has handy, camouflage it as best they can. Using the transponder code and flight info, they plan to intercept right after the corp flight crosses the Sioux border back into UCAS. Wheels buys some insulated, bulletproof bodybags from Team Zero to keep the execs safe during the extraction.
They take off, and cruise high up while Chessick uses the transponder codes to hack into the flight controls. After taking control, they descend both flights to a lower altitude, and get into a holding pattern nearby, before launching over on the glider sled. They magnet on, cut through the hull, kill the pilots and guards, and manage to (barely) zipline the 4 execs back to their plane, where Chessick and Munty catch them. Chessick codes a new flightplan to send the corp plane into Lake Michigan just past Chicago, figuring that Bug City is a good cover for a mysterious accident.
They split off, and return to Buffalo, where there is a group of Red Dragon Triad goons waiting. They provide the pay, and leave with the execs. The team celebrates at Wheels’ nearby bar, and starts planning how to get into Boston. Toff confirms that MIT&T will also be a good place to find out more Atlantis info, which he and Chessick are very invested in, and Aemon is excited to see some brutal action and find out more about CFD.