In the aftermath of the spaceport attack, LoneStar has cracked down and consolidated its hold on Mars City security contracts. Insisting that the independent spaceport security force is incapable of preventing attacks such as the one which just occurred, LS has maneuvered itself into a new position of power and prominence. Knight Errant, the Ares subsidiary, is still looking to expand it’s MC operations, however, so LS’s hold might not last long.
Spaceport security, now under LoneStar, has obviously been tightened considerably, and LS has been sending a lot more armored patrols down into the previously off-limits undercity. Needless to say, this hasn’t been popular with the various street gangs and criminal syndicates who have had the run of the undercity streets until now. The bigger crime families are able to pay off the cops, of course, but some of the smaller gangs and groups are struggling. Deimos prison moon is receiving a lot of new inmates, due to LS’s agressive tactics and harsh sentencing.
LS has also put notorious MC terrorist Andoras Hamshallow’s (one of Tobias Cheney’s fake SINS) armored car on display, having captured it during the assault on the spaceport. They are currently analyzing it to determine if it is indeed the same car used in an earlier spaceport attack on an Aztechnology warehouse, as well as a daring midday upper city bank heist and a terrorist attack on a museum, amongst other unsolved crimes. LoneStar detectives are linking together a number of crimes, and previously unassociated criminals, due to this fortuitous capture. They believe that the former NeoNet employee, Harmony Craig Bottow, appears to have been working in concert with Hamshallow, as well as the undercity gangster Ivan the Jackle, a mage using the aliases Kelly Rogers and Carlos Bender (two of “K”’s SINs), and a dwarf using the alias Jeremy Stormaling (an HCB SIN). Bottow was of course arrested after the bank job, and sent to Deimos, where he was killed in a disturbance, according to LoneStar. But they believe they are making good progress in rounding up the other members of his crew.
LoneStar has requested the public’s help in providing any information leading to the capture or death of any of these criminals, as well as an unnamed ork, troll, and two humans, who appear to be working with the fugitives above. LoneStar has also announced that these individuals have been connected with the primitivist terrorist organization Olympus Prime, who appears to have hired some of the mercenaries involved in the brazen shuttle attack at the spaceport, although they were slow in claiming responsibility, as Hamshallow beat them to it. There is speculation on various local news channels that Hamshallow has branched out on his own, away from his former employer’s in OP, but it is unclear as to what his agenda might be. LS has yet to announce any captures, aside from the detention for questioning of Chalt and Jerl, HCB’s former badmates in the Crod Stompaz.
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