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Hello and welcome,

to the sixth installment of Deep black Sea after

Deep Black Sea
Pain and Gain
Sins of the Fathers
Panzerknacker and Part Two
Salted Wounds

to Uncaring Stars


Crossbow as Taurus, minotaur tank / ex-corp
Gilga as Anna, human chaos mage / bodyguard
Volker as bnc, human hacker / drone rigger
SquirrelDude as Sharkboy, human adept / wrestler
Thanee as Nova, human streetsam / sniper

Please post your updated character sheets below and I'll link them to your profiles.

The game starts officially once all your characters are posted below. It's ok if they aren't 100% up to speed - later refinement are ok

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Changeling Professional Wrestler

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Thanks to the AMAZING Thanee, I have a sheet ready to review.


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Name: bnc (short for: Bianca Burgstaller)
Metatype: human
Profession: decker

Body: 2
Strength: 1
Agility: 2
Reaction: 3
Intuition: 6 ( 7 )
Logic: 7 ( 8 )
Willpower: 5
Charisma: 2
Edge: 5
Essence: 0,98

Exceptional Logic
Codeslinger (Watchdog)
Fade to Black
Deck Builder
Moderate addiction to Golden Mirror
Biased to Viennese and Germans
Light Food Allergy
Enemy (Dan, 4/2)

Active Skills
Pistols: 5
Sneaking: 4
Computer: 7
Hardware: 4
Software (GIGO): 6 ( 8 )
Cybercombat: 6
Electronic Warfare: 7 ( 9 )
Hacking: 6
Chemistry: 3
Unarmed Combat: 4
Perception: 3
Con: 3
First Aid: 4
Gunnery (Ballistic): 4 ( 6 )
Pilot Groundcraft: 4
Pilot Aircraft: 3
Pilot Walker (Bipeds): 4 ( 6 )
Negotiation: 3
Disguise: 2
Explosives: 1
Medicine: 1

Knowledge and language skills
European politics: 4
Psychology: 2
Matrix legends: 2
Street drugs: 2
Matrix security: 5
Magic theory: 4
English: 5

Fridge (drug dealer in Linz) (4/2)
The Sunkid (?/?)
Gerhard Schmitt (?/?)
Nyan (?/?)
probably some others


Defiance EX Shocker
--- 20 standard rounds
--- concealable holster
Ingram Smartgun X
--- 32 standard rounds
--- 32 gel rounds
--- hidden arm slide

Clothing and armor
electrochromatic clothing
armor jacket
chameleon suite
compromised armor:
--- Full Body Armor w/ Chemical Seal
--- Gel Pads
--- Non-Conductivity 6
--- Thermal Dampening 6
--- Fire Resistance 6
--- Helmet:
---+ Low Light Vision
---+ IR-Vision
---+ Flash Compensation
---+ Trodes
---+ Micro Transceiver
---+ Vision Magnification

Cerebral booster I
Cerebellum booster I
Skillwires I
Skilljack I
Sleep regulator
Hard Nanohive Control Rig Booster III (beta)
Control Rig II (Alpha)
Shock hand
Fiberoptic Hair
LED tattoo medium
bio monitor
cybereyes III
--- low-light vision
--- ocular drone
--- vision enhancement II
--- vision magnification
auto-injector + expanded reservoir
datajack plus III (alpha)
3 antennae (delta)
soft nanohive limbic neural amplifiers I (beta)
soft nanohive neocortical neural amplifiers I (beta)

headware Siemens Steuerungs- und Diagnoseeinheit 5-J (in James's head)
Signal Scrub
Virtual Machine
Baby Monitor
Fly on a Wall
Vectored Signal Filter
Multi-Dimensional co-processor
Device Modification + Hardening
Agent V

Vehicles and drones
Black Rover 2072
w/ Ruhrmetal SF-200 HMG
MCT-Nissan Rotodrone
w/ Cavalier Arms Brockett EBR
3 Noizquitos
MCT FlySpy
Messerschmitt-Kawasaki Munin
cyberware scanner
MAD scanner
motion sensor
omni-directional microphone
radio signal scanner

3 Burner links
Fairlight Caliban
--- Empfangsverstärker (gilt auch für Slaves)
--- Diagnose-App
--- Modifikation -1 Stealth, +1 Firewall
glasses, flair compensation, low-light vision, smartlink, vision magnification
Trid projector
Electronic paper x2
satellite link
2 Datachip RFIDs, 1 Sensor Tag, 1 Stealth Tag
Micro Camera
some groovy contact lenses
3 stealth tags
2 sensor tags
3 data taps
Area Jammer V
Chemistry Toolkit
Medkit VI
Hardware shop
Hardware toolkit
2x plasteel restraints
2x metal restraints

SINs and licences

real SIN (Bianca Burgstaller)
--- Lizenz 4 für Shockhand & Ares & Chameleon
--- Lizenz 6 für Deck
Skillsoft Network Basic

Fake SIN V (Ruth Axis)

Fake SIN VI (Annalena Beyrl)
--- Lizenz 6 für James
--- Lizenz 6 für James' Waffe

5x Novacoke
5x Long Haul
2x Deepweed
3x Psyche
Lazarus Combo
nanite container w/ Savior medkit


Saeder-Krupp Direktionssekretär
+1 Handling
+1 Sensor

5 4 2 4 0* 4 5
* both arms have a lvl 3 Armor

Amphibious II
2 Hydraulic jacks II
Large Smuggling Compartment
2 Paare Retractable Climbing Claws
2 Paare Cyberfins
Grapple Hand (re Hand)
Stärke +2 (beide)
Cyber Genitalia
Small Popup-Mount
2x15 Standard
2x15 gel
15 Explosive
Armor (rating 3, beide Beine)

Lockpicking 4
Evasion 4
Maneuvering 4
Clearsight 4

Sleeping Tiger
Gecko tape gloves

Built-in gun
Modded Savalette Guardian
+ Vision Magnification 250¥
(barrel) Silencer (-4 to perceiving shot) 500¥
(side) Custom Look (+1 Intimidate, +1 to identify again) 300¥
(internal) Electronic Firing (+1 RC, -1 to perceiving shot) 1000¥
(Grip) Trigger Removal (+1 ACC) 50¥
(-) Additional Magazine Mod 870¥
Extended Magazine R2 2x (+2 conceal) 140¥

Sensor array
Cyberware scanner 15m
Laser range finder 1,000 meters
MAD scanner 5 meters
Motion sensor 25 meters
Olfactory sensor —
Omni-directional microphone —
Ultrasound 50 meters

Camera upgrades:
- low-light vision [1]
- thermographic vision [1]
- flare compensation [1]
- vision magnification [1]
- vision enhancement 1 [1]

Mic upgrades:
audio enhancement III [3]
select sound filter II [2]

Some dicepools
Aktion ATT Bonus Fertigkeit Spez hot-sim Naniten offline Naniten online anderes Summe Limit-Mods
Watchdog 8 1 7 2 2 1 1 Codeslinger 2 24
Befehl vortäuschen 7 6 2 1 1 17
Maskerade 7 6 2 1 1 17
GIGO 8 1 6 2 2 1 1 21
Gerät steuern 7 7 2 1 1 18
Verstecken 7 7 2 1 1 18
I am the Firewall 7 7 2 1 1 18
Datei editen 8 1 7 2 1 1 20 Edit: +2
Gerät formatieren 8 1 7 2 1 1 20
Ger neu starten 8 1 7 2 1 1 20 Crash: +2
Icon aufspüren 7 7 2 1 1 18 Track: +2
Marke löschen 8 1 7 2 1 1 20
Dataspike 8 1 6 2 1 1 19

Aktion ATT Bonus Fertigkeit + Spez CR booster hot-sim Naniten offline Naniten online anderes Summe Limit-Bonus RCC Limit-Bonus CR
Sneaking 7 4 3 2 1 1 18 Gegner -2, wenn Sleeping Tiger 1 2
Pilot Groundcraft 3 4 3 2 12 1 2
Pilot Aircraft 3 3 3 2 11 1 2
Springen, Sprinten, Klettern, Schwimmen 3 6 3 2 hydraulic jacks, Climbing Claws, Cyberfins 1 15 1 2
Gunnery 8 1 6 2 1 1 smartgun 2 21 1 2
Perception (optisch) 7 3 2 1 1 enhancement 1 15 1 2
Perception (auditiv) 7 3 2 1 1 enhancement 3 17 1 2

Aktion ATT Bonus Fertigkeit Spez hot-sim Naniten offline Naniten online anderes Summe
Perception 7 3 1 1 Vision enhancement 2 14

Noise reduction Datajack+ Antennae Vectored Signal Filter Signal Scrub Empfangsverstärker Summe
1 3 2 2 2 10

Main change from previous chapter:
1. pilot ground craft, binding, and gymnastics 0-->1
2. bounded F6 power focus.
3. New spells.

== Personal Data ==
Name: Yael Alias:
Human, Female
Movement:12/24 (2m/hit)
Swim:4.5 (1m/hit)
60, 170 Composure: 11
Street Cred: 50 Judge Intentions: 12
Notoriety: 0 Lift/Carry: 8(45 kg/30 kg)
Public Awareness: 0 Memory: 8
Karma: 508 Nuyen:36,675¥
Age: 22 Skin: Tan (Mddle eastern)
Eyes: Brown Hair: Tan
Primary Arm: Right

== Priorities ==
Metatype: E,0
Attributes: A,4
Special: C,2
Skills: A,4
Resources: E,0

== Attributes ==
Current Form:
BOD: 5 CHA: 6
AGI: 6 INT: 6
REA: 6 LOG: 3
STR: 3 WIL: 5
EDG: 3 MAG: 6

== Derived Attributes
Essence: 6.00 Initiative: 13 +2d6
Physical Damage Track: 11 Rigger Initiative: 13 +2d6
Stun Damage Track: 11 Astral Initiative: 12 +3d6
Physical: 6 Matrix AR: 13 +2d6
Chameleon Suit [+2] (Only for Sneaking, Must be visible)
Thermal Damping [+6] (Only for Sneaking against Thermographic Vision or thermal sensors.)
Thermal Damping [+6] (Only for Sneaking against Thermographic Vision or thermal sensors.)
Thermal Damping [+6] (Only for Sneaking against Thermographic Vision or thermal sensors.)
Mental: 6 Matrix Cold: 13 +3d6
Audio Enhancement [+3] (Only for Perception (Hearing))
Vision Enhancement [+3] (Only for Perception (Visual))
Vision Enhancement [+3] (Only for Perception (Visual))
Social: 8 Matrix Hot: 13 +4d6
Ballistic Mask [+1] (Only for Intimidation, Must be visible)
Vashon Island: Ace of Coins [+3] (Must be visible)
Vashon Island: Sleeping Tiger [+1] (Must be visible)
Zoé: Heritage 12 [+2] (Must be visible)
Astral: 8

== Active Skills ==
Arcana Base:0 + Karma:1 =1 Pool:4
Assensing (Aura Reading) Base:6 + Karma:0 =6 Pool:12(14)
Binding Base:0 + Karma:1 =1 Pool:13
Con Base:4 + Karma:0 =4 Pool:10
Counterspelling (Combat) Base:6 + Karma:1 =7 Pool:19(21)
Disguise Base:6 + Karma:0 =6 Pool:12
Etiquette Base:5 + Karma:0 =5 Pool:11
Gymnastics Base:0 + Karma:1 =1 Pool:7
Impersonation Base:4 + Karma:0 =4 Pool:10
Palming Base:6 + Karma:0 =6 Pool:12
Perception Base:6 + Karma:0 =6 Pool:12
Performance Base:4 + Karma:0 =4 Pool:10
Pilot Ground Craft Base:0 + Karma:1 =1 Pool:7
Pistols (Semi-Automatics) Base:6 + Karma:1 =7 Pool:13(15)
Sneaking Base:6 + Karma:0 =6 Pool:12
Spellcasting (Health) Base:6 + Karma:1 =7 Pool:19(21)
Summoning (Spirits of Man) Base:6 + Karma:0 =6 Pool:18(20)

== Knowledge Skills ==
German Base:0 + Karma:2 =2 Pool:8
Alcohol Base:3 + Karma:0 =3 Pool:9
Bars and Clubs Base:1 + Karma:0 =1 Pool:7
Magic Traditions Base:0 + Karma:1 =1 Pool:4
Magical Theory (Academic) Base:3 + Karma:0 =3 Pool:6
Magical Threats Base:3 + Karma:0 =3 Pool:6
Music Base:1 + Karma:0 =1 Pool:7
Underworld Base:1 + Karma:0 =1 Pool:7

== Qualities ==
Arcane Bodyguard
Astral Bouncer
Code of Honor (Self defense)
Dependent (Inconvenience)
Focused Concentration (6)
Illusionist (Physical)
Lightning Reflexes
Mentor Spirit (Bear)
Poor Self Control (Thrill Seeker)

== Tradition ==
Chaos Magic,Resist Drain with 11

== Spells ==
Analyze Device DV: F-3
Clout (Limited) DV: F-5
Heal DV: F-4
Improved Invisibility DV: F-1
Increase [Attribute] (INT) DV: F-3
Increase [Attribute] (REA) DV: F-3
Increase [Attribute] (CHA) DV: F-3
Increase [Attribute] (AGI) DV: F-3
Increase [Attribute] (WIL) DV: F-3
Levitate DV: F-2
Magic Fingers DV: F-2
Mana Barrier DV: F-2
Manascape DV: F-2
Mind Probe (Limited) DV: F-2
Opium Den (Limited) DV: F-3
Petrify (Limited) DV: F-4
Physical Mask DV: F-1
Resist Pain DV: F-4
Shapechange DV: F-3
Silence (Limited) DV: F-3
Stabilize DV: F-4
Stunbolt DV: F-3
Trid Phantasm (Limited) DV: F-2

== Lifestyle ==
(Street)1 Month
+ Grid Subscription (Public Grid) [+50¥]
Dormatory Apartment(Low)0 Months
+ Cramped (Cramped [-10%]) [-10%]
+ Grid Subscription (Public Grid) [+50¥]
Nice apartment(Medium)1 Month
+ Grid Subscription (Local Grid)
+ Grid Subscription (Public Grid)

== Armor ==
Ballistic Mask +2
+ Gas Mask
Chameleon Suit 9
+ Fire Resistance 1
+ Nonconductivity 2
+ Thermal Damping 6
Full Body Armor 23
+ Fire Resistance 5
+ Full Body Armor: Chemical Seal
+ Full Body Armor: Helmet
+ Full Body Armor: Helmet
+ Gel Packs
+ Insulation 5
+ Nonconductivity 6
+ YNT Softweave Armor
Helmet +2
+ Ultrasonic Noise GeneratorRating 4
Security Armor: Helmet +3
Vashon Island: Ace of Coins 7
Vashon Island: Sleeping Tiger 13
+ Custom Fit
+ Newest Model
+ Nonconductivity 4
+ Ruthenium Polymer Coating
+ Thermal Damping 6
+ Holster
Zoé: Heritage 12 12
+ Custom Fit
+ Faraday Pocket
+ Newest Model
+ Nonconductivity 2
+ Thermal Damping 6
+ YNT Softweave Armor
Zoé: Second Skin 6/+2
+ Biofiber Pocket
+ Custom Fit (Stack)
+ Newest Model
+ Ruthenium Polymer Coating

== Weapons ==
Ares Predator V
+ Chameleon Coating (Pistol)
+ Concealed Quick-Draw Holster
+ Gas-Vent 3 System
+ Personalized Grip
+ Smartgun System, Internal
Pool: 13 (15)Accuracy: 5 (8) DV: 8P AP: -1 RC: 5
Defiance EX Shocker
+ Chameleon Coating (Pistol)
+ Concealed Quick-Draw Holster
+ Laser Sight
+ Personalized Grip
Pool: 13 Accuracy: 4 (6) DV: 9S(e) AP: -5 RC: 2
Grenade: Flash-Bang
Pool: 5 Accuracy: 6 DV: 10S (10m Radius)AP: -4 RC: 2
Grenade: Thermal Smoke
Pool: 5 Accuracy: 6 DV: (10m Radius)AP: - RC: 2
Ruger Super Warhawk
+ Chameleon Coating (Pistol)
+ Concealed Quick-Draw Holster
+ Personalized Grip
Pool: 13 Accuracy: 5 (6) DV: 9P AP: -2 RC: 2
Sapphire Knife
Pool: 5 Accuracy: 5 DV: 5P AP: -3 RC: 2
Pool: 5 Accuracy: 6 DV: 4P AP: -1 RC: 2
Streetline Special
+ Concealed Quick-Draw Holster
+ Personalized Grip
+ Smartgun System, Internal
Pool: 13 Accuracy: 4 (7) DV: 6P AP: - RC: 2
Unarmed Attack
Pool: 5 Accuracy: 6 DV: 3S AP: - RC: 2

== Commlink ==
Fuchi Cyber-X7(ATT: 0,SLZ: 0,DP: 7,FWL: 7)
+ Commlink Functionality [Camera, Micro, Chip Player, Credstick Reader, Earbuds 1, GPS Guidance System, Micro Trid-Projector, Music Player, RFID Tag Scanner, Shock- and Water-Resistant Case, Touchscreen Display]

== Gear: Equipped ==
Ammo: APDS (Heavy Pistols) "Hand loaded APDS" ×100
Ammo: Explosive Rounds (Heavy Pistols) ×100
Bug Promotional Pen Rating 2
Chemsniffer Ring Rating 6
Contacts Rating 3
+ Smartlink
+ Image Link
+ Flare Compensation
Counterspelling Focus, Manipulation Rating 6
Cram ×10
Earbuds Rating 3
+ Audio Enhancement Rating 3
Fake SIN (Anna Mirochnik) Rating 3
Fake SIN (Anna Black) Rating 6
+ Fake License (Weapon License) Rating 6
+ Fake License (Bodyguard License) Rating 6
Fake SIN (Amalia Duek) Rating 1
Fake SIN (Anastasia Drubin) Rating 4
Fetish (Earring)
Glasses Rating 4
+ Thermographic Vision
+ Vision Enhancement Rating 3
Power Focus (Bonded Foci) (20b8e39f-a956-49bd-b417-6e1bd4a14604) Rating 6
Reagents, per dram (20b8e39f-a956-49bd-b417-6e1bd4a14604)
Sustaining Focus, Health (Bonded Foci) (Chaos Magic) Rating 6
Tool Kit (Disguise)
Ultrasonic Noise Generator Rating 4
Weapon Focus (Sapphire Knife) Rating 6

== Gear: Available ==
Grenade: Flash-Bang ×4
Grenade: Thermal Smoke ×4
Shuriken ×5

== Vehicles ==
Suzuki Mirage (Racing Bike)
+ Pilot Enhancement Rating 5
+ Sensor ArrayRating 2

== Description ==
Yael is average height and attractive by the standards of her time. She treats her body like a temple, healthy food, exercise and the finest of cosmetics. She wants to be pretty and would do whatever is needed to achieve it. Yael is not tall enough to be a model, and she is built curvy and healthy (or 'fat' for an elf), these frustrate her to a degree, but she also likes the perks it provides in the form of ample chest and ass.

== Background ==
Redmond raised as part Redmond raised as part of a small and tightly knit family of petty criminals of middle eastern origins. Her father Ron Bar steals cars, her brother Larry follows on his footsteps while raising two young children (boy and a girl). Her mother, Ravit Bar - is into forgery. There were good years and bad years, most of the time the family provided to Yael - but when her father has done time in prison Yael found herself having to beg, steal and manipulate to survive. The rest of the time she did these things to make some extra cash. The family is lightly affiliated with the Mafia, but the connection is business like and they are not members.

At the age of 14, Yael run out of luck and found herself with an angry SINner with a gun, her brother could not help and even though Yael returned his wallet the man shot her. Yael survived by playing dead, holding her breath and allowing the blood to gush out of her abdomen. As she laid there, bleeding out she heard the man talking to his lawyer - a brilliant lawyer named Debora Miller that later becomes one of Yael's contacts. Debora instructed the man to drop the gun and comlink to a garbage can and be picked up in a nearby pub. Despite her injury, Yael picked up the gun and comlink and then limped home , Larry was too frightened to save her but took her to a doctor that treated her. The gunshot left a small mark on her abdomen, missing her internal organs.

Since she recovered, she practiced with the gun - having a quality gun changed her life for the better. No longer would she be afraid of bullies. It was an equalizer and she made sure that her hands were skilled enough to keep herself alive. Despite that, Yael has never assaulted a person not out of self-defense. She lacks any form of a desire to physically hurt people (though she really enjoys stealing from people).

She awakened at 15 and kept it a secret. She heard voices and initially thought she was losing her mind. Her mentor spirit, Bear - or the protector reflects her intrinsic desire to protect her 'pack' at all cost. In her world, there are few people that matter and she needs to keep them safe no matter what. She sees her brother Larry as a failure for not stepping up to save her and thinks that she would have attacked instead. Bear does not speak much to Yael as that terrifies her to the core. He guides her from distance, helps her be strong and endure whatever life dishes out on her. Pushes her to hone her skills and then use her powerful health magic to further augment what she can naturally do.

Yael could not develop her gifts, the only magical skill she naturally learned how to use was astral sensing. Which she mastered with dedication and love. The act of projecting is enjoyable and 'ticklish' to her and has enabled her to work better. Specifically, while Yael kept her awakenedness secret, she approached Debora and convinced her to give her a break. (Mildly blackmailing her). Yael would then asense Debora's clients for a few coins and favors, usually not leaving her bed.

At the age of 17, Yael discovered that she could cast spells - Bear unveiled to her first spell the healing spell. It changed her life. She understood that she had a lottery card - she was a full mage with almost limitless potential. Though born to a family of car thieves there was little she could do to develop that gift. She used the heal spell as her way to practice her craft, healing wounded gangers and Mafiosi. This forced her out of the closet, made her popular on one side - but feared on the other. Since she came out as a mage, Yael felt alien - her own family feared, envied or whatever it was they felt. She was an outsider, deep in their hearts they knew that the young and talented mage would not be stopped.

Indeed, at the age of 18, Yael took the first major risk. A debit to leg- breakers a quality SIN nicked Anna and a fake high-school diploma with honors. It was enough to get her accepted to a mediocre and cooperate funded 'Magic for practitioners' degree in Seattle's University. The education plan was aimed at corporate need from wage mages, training them as bodyguards, security or utility mages. Unable to work, and struggling to pay the Mafia in time as well as to pay the university Yael focused on the magic arts that did not require reagents. To this day, she is slightly biased against the use of these, feeling that it is a shortcut for those that do not want to work enough.

== Concept ==
An attractive theif, shadowruns because she likes the excitement. Physically aroused by stealing things and being exosed. Deep inside, she has an intrinsic desire to be strong - and to protect her friends and family. Desires aside, at the moment she does not feel powerful or dangerous. Yet, she is naturally agile and skilled with a gun - it kept her safe but is probably not enough for a career criminal.

== Contacts ==
Debora Miller (Criminal Lawyer),Seattle(Connection: 4,Loyalty: 1)

Little Jim (Talismonger),(Connection: 5,Loyalty: 1)

Moni 'No Show' Naor,(Connection: 1,Loyalty: 3)
Well ... now that all the placeholders are up, I feel that I have to start the new OoC thread with an apology. In advance.

For Crossbow, who doesn't know bnc. I'm sorry for all those things she is bound to do. I never meant her to be an asshole, but in dealing with all her issues she's effectively a kind, abusive, loving, passive-aggressiv bitch with a big heart and a bad temper. The worst kind: too good-natured to be simply hated, but too destructive to actually enjoy her company.
So I apology in advance. Remember that whatever mean things she says to whatever character for no real reason that anyone but her can see whatsoever, this is only strictly IC and has nothing to do with my feelings towards you in real life.
I felt like it might make sense to point that out in advance ^^
Now that Invisible Castle is down, what do we use for dice rolling? Any thoughts?
Uhm. Orokos, like the whole time? wink.gif

Sometimes, I feel incredibly thick xD
bnc will certainly find Nova's commlink, which shouldn't be hard, considering she knows it, already.

Anna would turn hers off shortly before the meeting. In case she does not take the job (Same deal as in the beginning of the bank robbery episode).
She is not that difficult to physically recognize.
bnc would find Sharkboy's commlink and probably his suit's wireless bonuses tethered to it.
Cool, thanks.
Has anyone heard anything of Crossbow? It's been a couple of days now.

I can't find "touch" among the sensors listed in the CRB. If I want James to feel, do I have to/can I pick touch as a sensor?

If not, he sports:
Cyberware scanner 15m
Laser range finder 1,000 meters
MAD scanner 5 meters
Motion sensor 25 meters
Olfactory sensor —
Omni-directional microphone —
Ultrasound 50 meters

The Munin has:
cyberware scanner
MAD scanner
motion sensor
omni-directional microphone
radio signal scanner
@Volker: Wrestlers (the olympic kind) can be pretty skinny guys as well. smile.gif

I can't decide whether people would still tell the story of Hansel and Gretel in the 6th world. It could be like Watchmen where people don't read superhero comics, or the story could be seen as good advice for children and not as a fairy tale.
Shadowruns diverged from our reality sometime in the 80ies. The fairy tales should still be current knowledge, but highly distorted by media corporations retelling it every few years
What does Eliza's face look like? smile.gif

And where do you sleep in that building?

Oh, right, I forgot:

Eliza appears as a young woman with red-blond hair and green eyes on screen. Her features are hard to pin down - very average and symetric.

Sleeping is done on the VR chairs (they are recliners were you can go into VR in comfort)
So, in what language do we communicate? Especially Sharkboy (who doesn't speak German) and Taurus (who speaks German with an accent)?
BTW, has James always had the same look, or did it change from when we last saw him? smile.gif

QUOTE (Thanee @ Jun 7 2020, 02:09 PM) *
BTW, has James always had the same look, or did it change from when we last saw him? smile.gif


Maybe some minor changes but basically it stayed the same, IC. tbh, I couldn't find the description I posted when you first met him. So I decided to just write a new one. Did you remember his appearance differently?
No, I don't remember any specific description, really.

But actually, there was one (just found it).

Shortly after, they meet up with yet another team member. James, who brought all of bnc's stuff with a cab, is a handsome man in his mid-twenties. His tan face is decorated by some subtle tattoes, his jaw is broad and firm. Other than that, he's quite insignificant: roughly 1,75 tall, average build, short dark hair.

Cool, thanks. That pretty much matches the description
Yep! smile.gif

For the retreival job, I'm prepared to pay each of you 10000€ - provided you can get the data back within the next 24 hours and leave no copies behind."

Before Sharkboy plays those words back and makes a stink about this: Was this just a slight accident in wording or is she intentionally changing the story after being questioned about that time limit?
What do you think your service is worth?

That question is hard to answer, really. biggrin.gif

Of course, it is a lot of money for a day's (or a few days) work, if you look at it that way.

OTOH, it really does not get you very far, considering how pricy everything is.

It's meant as a clarification why you should try to get it done within 24 hours
I now managed to post bnc's stats.
btw: She's biased to Germans. Just sayin' ^^
Sharkboy is already distracted and turns his attention right towards bnc
--> What exactly did you mean by that? bnc is not physically present.
QUOTE (Volker @ Jun 7 2020, 03:02 PM) *
--> What exactly did you mean by that? bnc is not physically present.

Apologies, assumed she was. My mistake. Posts edited accordingly.
Wakata, thought so.

"bicentennial man"? Didn't get that one
It's a story by Isaac Asimov about a robot that becomes recognized as a human being biggrin.gif
It was made into an (in)famously terrible movie starring Robin Williams.

It's only slightly over 2 hours, but it feels like forever and a day.
Ah, I get it. bnc would most definitely not know the movie either
For those unfamiliar with why Sharkboy described what's happening as "carny gonna carny."

Pro wrestlers/pro wrestling bookers/pro wrestling promotional owners are derisively called "carnies" when they use shitty business tactics. This is because the sport/business has it's root in carnival strong-man/wrestling competitions at the turn of the century. Famous instances of pro wrestling folks acting like a "carny" would include famous mottos like "card subject to change", translated to "we're going to lie about what's on the show tonight, and then excuse the false advertising because 'card subject to change'." Generally treating fans with no regard for their intelligence; not as customers, but as "marks", will get them called carnies. However, that label can also be applied when fans find out about backstage instances and shitty dealings between management and talent. Such as when Alundra Blaze/Madusa walked out of WWF still holding their women's title and then appeared on television for WCW and dropped the title into the trash.

Relevant to the negotiations is Jeff Jarrett's holding up Vince McMahon in 1999. Jeff Jarrett's WWF contract ran out just before the pay per view where he was booked to drop the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna. Jarrett "held up" Vince McMahon, demanding what other wrestlers estimated to be about $300,000 to do the job and then leave. Jarrett got his money and then went to start his own wrestling company, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Yes, he called his new company "TNA" wrestling, because carny gonna carny.
The main problem with negotiations like this is the lack of data to rely on and wildly differing expectations.

The characters are pretty high level and thus assumed to know their worth.

However, the players have no idea what that might be, so everyone has a different opinion on that.

It would actually be pretty helpful to know what you, Jack, consider a decent pay for a typical run, and how much one could expect compared to a normal run for it being extremely dangerous (which losing one team already suggests) and also with a highly limited time frame.

i.e. what do low level (street level) / mid level (regular starting level) / high level (prime runner level) runners usually get for an average job?

Well, if you went by the table from core, you could expect

3000 x (4 (highest Dicepool/4) + 1(Contact with dangerous element of sixth world)) = 15.000¥

Which is what she innitially offered. The 10k extra were in deferrence to your status as high level runners.

That said: NPCs have hard limits of what they are willing to pay - after all, hiring mercenaries is a shortcut so you don't have to spend more money getting things done legally.
That the other crew died is immaterial, as you can't know their professional level and risking your life is a part of all runs in the sixth world.

I am here, just haven't felt the need to comment.

SquirrelDude - Smart Mark over here, but thanks for the history lesson smile.gif

Volker - Roleplay is roleplay, IRL is IRL, I don't confuse the two. smile.gif

Once Taurus knows that Sharkboy doesn't speak German, he will make a point of translating for him if allowed to. (Btw, he has a accent because he wants to have an accent, he can lose it if need be)

Is Sternschutz a corporation? I'm not familiar with it.

Sternschutz is the German equivalent to Lonestar
QUOTE (Crossbow @ Jun 8 2020, 02:54 PM) *
Volker - Roleplay is roleplay, IRL is IRL, I don't confuse the two. smile.gif

Cool. What does the I in IRL stand for?
I Re Land

Okay, probably not. biggrin.gif


P.S. In ...

Although, I have no idea what Crossbow is refering to there. wobble.gif
QUOTE (Jack_Spade @ Jun 8 2020, 09:40 PM) *
Sternschutz is the German equivalent to Lonestar

Okay, that makes sense with that name. smile.gif

QUOTE (Thanee @ Jun 8 2020, 05:27 PM) *
I Re Land

Okay, probably not. biggrin.gif


P.S. In ...

Although, I have no idea what Crossbow is refering to there. wobble.gif

For real? IRL= In Real Life
okay, thought so. I just couldn't figure out the grammar behind the sentence ^^

@Jack: So, where is the facility? Is it in a village, a town, a dense forest, a desert, the city of Worms? What kind of neighborhood. Stuff.
QUOTE (Crossbow @ Jun 9 2020, 01:31 AM) *
For real? IRL= In Real Life

j/k biggrin.gif

Besides, Volker only asked for the "I", which I answered in the "P.S.". wink.gif

QUOTE (Volker @ Jun 9 2020, 07:42 AM) *
okay, thought so. I just couldn't figure out the grammar behind the sentence ^^

@Jack: So, where is the facility? Is it in a village, a town, a dense forest, a desert, the city of Worms? What kind of neighborhood. Stuff.

You know, there is a link to google maps in my post? wink.gif
I actually did miss that.

Has Worms grown during the last 70 years? Most big cities extend a lot farther than they do in reality. I'm asking, because Worms 2076 might have industry or an arkology where now are only fields and acres (on the opposite side of the Rhine, I mean).
Certainly, it's part of the Frankfurt Sprawl.
But there are still large wooded areas around.
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