After scouring the recently deceased Gregory Zane’s ‘link for data, the team finds that Emile Corrigan has been moved to a private “corporate reeducation” facility on San Juan Island. They may have tipped Kenneth Brackhaven off during their inquiries, and decide they better grab Corrigan quickly before KB does away with him (especially since Zane is dead- KB may have noticed people closing in on him). They contact Dana Oaks who agrees to help them with securing ID’s for the job, as well as offering a small cash reward for witness retrieval. She provides an encrypted file that she tells them to show Corrigan to prove that she is their backer, if he doesn’t believe them.
Posing as sex workers, the team takes the ferry to the island, having stocked up on small/concealable blades/knucks/etc. Grackle hides his deck inside a stereo system. Ada stays behind. They also arrange for a private boat to be waiting in the harbor as a backup extraction option (though the pilot says he won’t be much use in a chase). So they plan to attempt subtlety. The island is split in 2 effectively- 1 side a pleasure palace for the wealthy and for a reward for corp drones, the other side the reeducation center/corporate jail. They also pick up a few side jobs through Mitch Stuck while they’re out there. Grackle delivers a strange package (possibly a head?) and is told to film the recipient’s horrified reaction. He does so with great glee, and is quickly paid and told that his services will be used again.
On the fancy side of the island, Wat and Aleiron attempt to bluff or sneak their way down to the underwater security center, but are foiled by a persistent maitre’d, but manage to get his room ID. 3 Card, Butter, and Eion all head off to the other side to recon the prison facility, but are quickly intercepted by some workers. They manage to convince the workers that they’re there for some side work while on the island, and the workers are excited to have some relatively attractive visitors, so they partake and make arrangements for the 3 to come back later that evening with more friends, after establishing some rates for various acts performed. Eion does some gardening while all of this is happening to cover for the workers.
Back on the fancy side, Butter and Grackle break into the maitre’d’s room and steal a hotel ID card and uniform (as well as prank him by greasing his shower floor with soap) while Eion and 3 Card keep watch. Aleiron and Wat game a high-stakes poker game to ensure a particular player’s victory, using a combo of sleight of hand and social manipulation to drive other players out. Yanko provides some distraction. Their desired player wins and they get paid (the Johnson had provided their invites and their stakes), but someone seems to have spotted Wat’s deft card tricks, and he is hauled off by casino security. The team leaves the ID and uniform at the hotel desk for Wat (in case he gets free and gets a chance to get to the security center), while they head back to the other side of the island.
The guards pick them up partway again, and tell them that the facility staff is really excited to party with them tonight. They have it set up in hour shifts, with 1 client for each team member each hour. The team agrees, and makes a plan to knock out the first batch once they are partially unclothed, and then try to take down the 2 workers guarding/running the whole thing without them triggering an alarm. Luckily they are once again taken to an outbuilding, which gives them some leeway. They crank the music, and manage to take the 6 clients out quickly, only accidentally killing one, and only one gets a shout off. Yanko, Eion, and 3 Card chase down and ko the 2 guards outside, and the whole team changes into the facility staff’s uniforms. They match up ID badges by appearance as best they can, and prepare to head in and get Corrigan.