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  • Episode 09 - Colour or Creed

    Week commencing 16th March 2071 Leto was contacted via ShadowSEA for a B&E job. You met with an elf male (whose first language was probably Sperethiel) who introduced himself as Samriel. [[:leto]] was extremely taken with him. He wanted you to …

  • Episode 01 - Freedom

    *Sunday, January 4th, 2071* All five of you were inmates at Hollywood Correctional Facility in [[Redmond]]. You were all slated for transfer to [[Bellevue]] Correctional Facility (AKA the Brickyard), where you have been flagged for "enhanced …

  • Episode 03 - Supernova

    *Week commencing Monday 19th January 2071* * Hired by Nigel Terwilliger for an urgent job * Break into TekLon Industries and steal a briefcase and await further instructions * The break-in went very smoothly and you recovered the briefcase * Nigel …

  • Episode 04 - Home Turf

    *Week commencing Monday January 26th 2071* * Hired by Angstrom as a "hooding" job - you get to keep anything you get * Joined by a new houngan called Baron, recommended by the [[Ciarnello Family]] * Angstrom's people had discovered a corporate …

  • Episode 06 - Gilded Cage

    *Week commencing Monday 23rd February 2071* * Contacted via Heliox * Meet is in a virtual bar called Dark Emerald * Johnson is also the principal - a woman named Akane, trapped in a _bunraku_ arrangement after she started working in the sex trade …

  • Episode 08 - The Grab

    *Week commencing Monday 9th March 2071* * Approached via Heliox for a meeting with Lady Jade * She offered you a job extracting a girl named Catherine Westmore and ensuring she remained unharmed before delivering her to a second team in a [[Redmond]] …

  • Episode 10 - On The Run

    *Week commencing 30th March 2071:* After a while spent laying low and deciding on the way forward, the three surviving members of the team ([[:chase]], [[:leto]] and [[:stars]]) started looking for work, and were invited to meet Mr. Johnson at …

  • Seattle Syndicates

    *[[Laésa]]* h3. Mafia * [[Ciarnello Family]] * [[Finnigan Family]] * [[Gianelli Family]] h3. Seoulpa Rings * [[Choson Ring]] * [[Komun'go Ring]] h3. Triads * [[Eighty Eights]] * [[Octagon]] * [[Yellow Lotus]] h3. Vory V Zakone …

  • Council Island

    A tribal enclave and embassy in the midst of the Seattle Metroplex, Council Island (formerly known as Mercer Island) was ceded to the Native American Nations in the Treaty of Denver. The Salish-Shidhe Council immediately set about transforming the island …

  • Outremer

    Your experience in Seattle doesn’t need to end at the water’s edge, not when the outlying islands of the metroplex are some of the hottest properties in the area. Dubbed “Outremer” (an old French term meaning “overseas”), this area includes the islands of …

  • Seattle

    h3. Districts * [[Downtown Seattle | Downtown]] * [[Bellevue]] * [[Tacoma]] * [[Everett]] * [[Renton]] * [[Auburn]] * [[Snohomish]] * [[Fort Lewis]] * [[Redmond]] * [[Puyallup]] * [[Council Island]] * [[Outremer]] h3. Criminal …

  • Laésa

    The so-called “elven mafia,” Laésa—which means “the forgotten” in Sperethiel—got its start among the elven exiles from Tir Tairngire in the [[Tarislar]] neighborhood of [[Puyallup]]. The syndicate’s core was the Rinelle ke’Tesrae, the rebel organization …

  • Ciarnello Family

    The most stable of the Three Families, the Ciarniello Family is also the Yakuza’s competitor in the lucrative trades of corporate finance and sexual vices. Don Vince “Numbers” Ciarniello heads a team of accountants that effectively run corporate …

  • Finnigan Family

    An Irish mob integrated into the Mafia in the 1950s, the Finnigan family has a long history in Seattle. Capa Rowena O’Malley became dona of the family when her father, the former capo of Seattle, James O’Malley, was assassinated—a hit allegedly ordered by …

  • Downtown Seattle

    Downtown Seattle—what was once the city of Seattle—is still the heart of the modern metroplex. The Downtown district is responsible for the majority of the area’s economy, home of its central government, and at the center of its culture and activities. …

  • Bellevue

    True to its name (which means “beautiful view”), Bellevue is a district of rolling hills, manicured parks, and modern businesses and shopping districts; away from the bustle of downtown, but still close to the pulse of Seattle’s endless activity. …

  • Tacoma

    For decades, Tacoma was Seattle’s smaller southern neighbor, bluecollar to Seattle’s white-collar, industry to its neighboring city’s innovation. Still, the area known as “the City of Destiny” took its rightful place following the incorporation of the …

  • Everett

    The history of Everett has been one of ups and downs, like the storm-tossed sea so often associated with it. Originally a sleepy suburban area north of Seattle, Everett underwent an economic and population boom in the 2040s when Mayor Samantha Tillian …

  • Renton

    Known as “Seattle’s apartment” to many, Renton is more than just a bedroom community of condoplexes and housing co-ops where many of the metroplex’s citizens retire at the end of the workday (whenever their workday may be). Renton is also home to hills …

  • Auburn

    “Work hard and play hard” could be the motto of Auburn, because that’s what people in the district do. Auburn is a working-class part of Seattle, with people keeping the district’s factories humming. So much so, in fact, that people talk about the “Auburn …

  • Snohomish

    Seattle isn’t all urban sprawl, as some parts might lead you to believe, not while it still has the fertile farmlands and riverbanks of Snohomish. With its flat, rolling fields divided by the Snohomish River and its tributaries, the district is one of the …

  • Lone Star Security Ratings

    Security ratings are defined by the amount of coverage that [[Lone Star]] (or any other security agency) is paid to provide to an area. The ratings are universal, and have even come into common parlance: [[Renraku]] touted their Seattle arcology as “ …

  • Fort Lewis

    Far from the hustle and bustle of the central metroplex districts stand the evergreen forests of Fort Lewis. Rather ironic, then, that this tranquil stretch of natural greenery belongs to a UCAS military reservation, home to the Fort Lewis military base …

  • Redmond

    Redmond used to be one of the wealthiest and most successful communities of greater Seattle. In the 20th century, it was a major center for the burgeoning computer industry. Huge office complexes and skyscrapers sprang up along with suburban homes as …

  • Puyallup

    Although Redmond—and all of Seattle—has changed a great deal, the district of the metroplex that has changed the most, to the point where people from fifty or sixty years ago would never recognize it, is Puyallup. An area that used to be wide stretches of …

  • Choson Ring

    This Ring consists almost entirely of hackers; most of their operations involve Matrix schemes, info brokering, and identity theft/fabrication. They operate a number of online casinos throughout the world, some legal and some illegal. They also regularly …

  • Komun'go Ring

    Led by Chulsoon Gray-Wolf, the half-Korean, half-AmerInd son of one of the Schism survivors, this Ring has managed to survive despite the Yakuza’s efforts to permanently put them out of business. To bolster his Ring, Gray-Wolf has formed an alliance with …

  • Eighty Eights

    The origin of this Triad is unclear. It appears to have severed all ties to Triad organizations outside the Seattle Metroplex, concentrating its criminal activities locally. The Eighty-Eights’ operations consist of low-key vice and gambling; they also …

  • Octagon

    Seattle’s smallest Triad, the Octagon, is tied to the Red Dragon Association in Hong Kong. Like their counterparts, they have been engaged in a long-standing battle with the Yellow Lotus Triad. Unlike the Red Dragons, however, the Octagon has failed to …

  • Yellow Lotus

    Initially a branch of the Yellow Lotus Triad from Hong Kong, the Seattle lodge is now the only chapter still extant. The Red Dragon Association wiped out the rest of the Yellow Lotus in Hong Kong after an extended struggle. Lodgemaster Zheng Li Kwan …

  • Povryejhda Seattle

    An ethnic mafia built from Russian expatriates, with a smattering of Eastern Europeans, Inuit, and “civilized” nomads from the Steppes, the barbarians of the Vory v Zakone exemplify the worst traits of east and west. They carry a hereditary grudge against …

  • Kenran-kai

    The Kenran-kai are a goon squad. They boost their members with a lot of implants and enhancement technology to compliment their skills at head-bashing and thuggery, as they manage “community services” in [[Puyallup]]. Their primary activities involve chip …

  • Shotozumi-gumi

    Led by Oyabun Hanzo Shotozumi, the Shotozumi-gumi is the most powerful of the Yakuza clans in Seattle, and the head of the Shotozumi-rengo. The Shotozumi-gumi is a traditionalist organization that maintains many ancient rites and ceremonies that have been …

  • Shigeda-gumi

    The Shigeda-gumi is the second largest gumi in Seattle, having expanded their operations and membership considerably following successful campaigns against both the Seoulpa Rings and the traitorous Nishidon-gumi. Oyabun Takeo Shigeda is a fervent follower …

  • Seattle Corporations

    h4. The [[United Corporate Council]] h4. Megacorporations * [[Ares Macrotechnology]] (AAA) * [[Aztechnology]] (AAA) * [[Evo]] (AAA) * [[Horizon Group]] (AAA) * [[Mitsuhama Computer Technologies]] (AAA) * [[NeoNET]] (AAA) * [[Regency MegaMedia …

  • Seattle Gangs

    h4. Top-Tier * [[Ancients]] * [[Cutters]] h4. Second Tier * [[405 Hellhounds]] * [[Blood Mountain Boys]] * [[Chulos]] * [[Crimson Crush]] * [[Disassemblers]] * [[First Nations]] * [[Halloweeners]] * [[Skraacha]] * [[Spikes]] h4. …

  • Ancients

    *Turf:* All over Seattle *Colours:* Green The Ancients are an all-elf go-gang and one of the largest in Seattle. They have chapters all over North America—make that the world—but the Seattle chapter has been infused with numerous exiles from Tir …

  • Cutters

    *Turf:* All over Seattle *Colours:* Green and Gold Once upon a time the Cutters were Seattle’s most prominent gang, tied in with chapters across North America. They nearly fell out of the picture though when the majority of the Seattle crew was …

  • 405 Hellhounds

    *Turf:* [[Bellevue]], Route 405 *Colours:* Red and Orange These guys are a mostly human go-gang that specializes in moving goods (particularly illegal goods) from one end of Bellevue to the other—consider what you’d get if you mated the insane …

  • Blood Mountain Boys

    *Turf:* [[Renton]], Intercity 169 *Colours:* Brown and Red The Blood Mountain Boys are a mixed-metatype go-gang with an urban-primitive motif: members dress in neo-tribal styles and mark themselves with stylized tattoos, scars, skin weaves, nanotats …

  • Chulos

    *Turf:* Carbanado, [[Puyallup]] *Colours:* Brown This Latino/Aztlaner gang has been around in some form for many years—in fact, it has its roots in the Nortenos, a West Coast gang founded in the previous century. The Chulos (the name means “pimp” in …

  • Crimson Crush

    *Turf:* [[Redmond]], east of Touristville *Colours:* Red The Crush is more of an armed neighbourhood watch organization than strictly a gang. They used to be made up solely of orks, though these days they’ve expanded a little to include a few trolls …

  • Disassemblers

    *Turf:* [[Downtown Seattle | Downtown]], South Seattle *Colours:* Gray and White These guys are bad news, and their power level is growing steadily as they move up alongside their sponsors, [[Tamanous]]. Identified by the painted or tattooed skulls …

  • First Nations

    *Turf:* [[Everett]] and [[Council Island]] *Colors:* Blue Made up entirely of Native Americans, the First Nations gang used to control the docks north of the former Renraku arcology, but in the past few years they’ve been branching out and are now …

  • Halloweeners

    *Turf:* [[Downtown Seattle | Downtown]] *Colours:* Black and Orange Still one of the largest of the Downtown gangs, the psychotic Halloweeners have experienced a bit of a shift in priorities over the past few years. With the death of their …

  • Skraacha

    *Turf:* Ork Underground *Colors:* Brown and Gray The Skraacha (means something like “Scorchers” in Or’zet) is a new gang that’s cropped up in the Ork Underground following the Crash. Formed initially from a group of young orks who banded together to …

  • Spikes

    *Turf:* [[Tacoma]], Intercity 5 south of [[Downtown Seattle | Downtown]] *Colours:* Brown and Gold A troll biker gang still led after all these years by the massive and charismatic Lord Torgo (whose current stint in prison seems to be doing little to …

  • Blood Brothers

    *Turf:* [[Auburn]] *Colours:* Purple and Black Don’t be fooled by this gang’s habit of dressing in stylish suits—they’re quite capable of getting their hands dirty when the need arises. Organized on ethnic rather than metatype lines, they recruit …

  • Leather Devils

    *Turf:* [[Bellevue]], I-90 *Colours:* Red and Black The Devils are a literal boys club, with no women allowed — and yes, their name really does allude to their sexual preferences. Long-time Bellevue residents might remember the leader of this go- …

  • Night Hunters

    *Turf:* [[Renton]] *Colours:* Silver and Black The Night Hunters aren’t one gang, but rather a whole series of small splinter thrill gangs that all use the same name. They have a high turnover and usually can’t coordinate themselves well enough to …

  • Ragers

    *Turf:* [[Tacoma]] docks *Colors:* Black and Gray A metahuman gang that’s mostly orks with a few trolls and dwarfs, the Ragers got their name from the Night of Rage. Its members pride themselves on keeping the memory alive even though they only have a …

  • Rusted Stilettos

    *Turf:* [[Redmond]], Glow City *Colours:* Black and Rust Red The Stilettos, based out of the Glow City area in the south part of the Barrens, used to be bigger than they are these days. That’s the trouble with living in an irradiated zone: even if …

  • Scatterbrains

    *Turf:* [[Everett]] dockyards *Colours:* Orange You know, of all the gangs you’d expect not to survive past a couple of years, this one would be at the top of my list. Led by a psychotic troll named “Giggles,” the Scatterbrains’ entire purpose in …

  • Troll Killers

    *Turf:* [[Downtown Seattle | Downtown]], near Lake Washington *Colours:* Red and Green The Troll Killers are a humans-only gang affiliated with racist organizations like [[Human Nation]] and the [[Humanis Policlub]]—basically a bunch of young goons …

  • 162s

    *Turf:* [[Redmond]] *Colours:* Blood Red and Brown This gang, named after Special Order 162 (a piece of legislation— quickly rescinded—that was designed to protect ghouls in Chicago’s Cabrini Green area), maintains a symbiotic and highly profitable …

  • Cereal Killers

    *Turf:* Seattle grid *Colours:* Black and Electric Blue Unlike other Matrix gangs that occasionally get out there and bust heads when they need to, the Cereal Killers—another gang that got its start after the Crash—consider such physical activity to …

  • Desolation Angels

    *Turf:* All over Seattle *Colours:* Green and Black I’ve only heard rumours of this gang’s presence in Seattle, but they’re pretty strong rumours and I tend to believe the sources. Word is that they’re an off-shoot of an all-woman gang that started up …

  • Reality Hackers

    *Turf:* [[Puyallup]] *Colours:* Chrome and Gold The Reality Hackers have really prospered in these new times, making the transition from wired to wireless Matrix almost effortlessly. Even so, their specialty now is still the same as it was then: …

  • Specters

    *Turf:* Astral Plane *Colors:* Silver and Green This wiz-gang has been around since the time of the Crash, when they got their start running astral communications and recon when normal communications methods went down. Though wizzer gangs tend to be …

  • United Corporate Council

    Like a group of school bullies that gangs up on the weaker kids, the United Corporate Council (UCC) is an elitist group that makes its own rules. After Aztechnology violently eliminated a competitor in 2030 and nearly kicked off a corp war in the process, …

  • Ares Macrotechnology

    The Ares presence in Seattle is small but influential. Rather than trying to compete with local heavyweight [[Federated-Boeing]]’s aerospace interests, Ares invited F-B to cooperatively launch several research projects that would benefit them both. After …

  • Aztechnology

    That Other Pyramid in Seattle’s skyline (smaller but no less impressive than the former [[Renraku Computer Systems | Renraku]] [[ACHE | Arcology]]) belongs to every runner’s favourite bogeyman, Aztechnology. The Neo-Aztec decor is impressive, from the …

  • Evo

    Evo’s new line of Red Star Clinics is widely praised for having the highest-quality commercial ’ware available in the ’plex. The Seattle staff includes specialists from Evo’s Shibanokuji orbital resort, led by famed Dr. Ivan Kaminski, who cater for their …

  • Horizon Group

    Media juggernaut NewsNet is Horizon’s flagship in Seattle. NewsNet has a well-deserved reputation for impartiality, broadcasting stories that would be “killed” in other trid networks (along with the offending reporter). Pop culture is another Horizon …

  • Mitsuhama Computer Technologies

    Mitsuhama has undergone a lot of international asset-shuffling since the Crash, abandoning its presence in Tsimshian and the Philippines and bolstering its presence in San Francisco and Seattle. Seattle remains Mitsuhama’s North American HQ, and the heavy …

  • NeoNET

    NeoNET keeps one finger on Seattle’s e-pulse—the better to draw your attention from what its other hand is doing. The Metroplex is the megacorp’s primary launching pad for economic forays into the Asia-Pacific region, where it still battles to get a …

  • Regency MegaMedia

    MegaMedia used to have a lock on Seattle’s culture and entertainment industry, whether you were talking trid, sim, music, art, or fashion. The Crash of ’64 knocked the wind from its sails, however, taking the corp to its knees while [[Horizon Group | …

  • Saeder-Krupp

    Saeder-Krupp Heavy Industries has no corporate presence in Seattle … officially. Unofficially, of course, is a different story. The Saeder-Krupp Prime division of the megacorporation is made up of troubleshooters in both the figurative and sometimes …

  • Shiawase

    This traditional family-owned Japanese zaibatsu went through an ugly internal power struggle shortly after the Crash, when a family feud blossomed into an internal coup. Though a new faction managed to gain control, their united front didn’t last for long …

  • Telestrian Industries Corporation

    People who think that elves are all about poetry and fine wines should check out Telestrian’s high-tech portfolio. The largest corporation to come out of Tir Tairngire, Telestrian’s interests range from high-yield genetically-modified crops to military- …

  • Wuxing

    A growing power in Seattle, Wuxing is keen on strengthening connections between Seattle and its sister ports such as Hong Kong. Its subsidiary Wuxing Worldwide Shipping links Seattle with ports throughout the Pacific Rim, edging out competing maritime …

  • Brackhaven Investments

    Though far from being a major league player, Brackhaven Investments holds considerable clout in Seattle. Its economic interests are spread throughout the city, like an octopus’ tentacles slowly tightening its grip around an unsuspecting victim. Think …

  • Innocent Life Taken

    h3. New Seattle Intelligencer: Innocent Life Taken 12th March, 2071 A tragic drama, which began yesterday between kidnappers and law enforcement authorities, came to a catastrophic end this evening when Catherine Westmore, the disabled eleven-year- …

  • Record Drug Seizure

    h3. RECORD DRUG SEIZURE New Seattle Intelligencer [NN]–31 March 2071 SEATTLE, UCAS: A drug raid in Tarislar yesterday evening turned up 45.8 tons of Leäl, the largest single seizure in Seattle history. Police operating on a tip from an unknown …

  • Gangland Killing of Arms Dealer

    h3. New Seattle Intelligencer: Gangland Killing of Arms Dealer 10th April, 2071 In other news, the mutilated body of a Japanese woman tentatively identified as Junko Tetsuya was found in Redmond yesterday amid scenes of a bloody struggle. A Lone …

  • News Reporter In Drug Overdose

    h3. NEWS REPORTER IN DRUG OVERDOSE New Seattle Intelligencer [NN]–04/13/71 SEATTLE, UCAS: Jania Shields, beat reporter for the NSI, was found dead in her home early this evening. Best known for her 2069 exposé on the Or’zet rock culture, Shields was …

  • Gang Shootout Leaves Two Dead

    h3. GANG SHOOTOUT LEAVES TWO DEAD New Seattle Intelligencer [NN]–04/15/71 SEATTLE, UCAS: Yet more violence on the Tacoma docks this morning, as several members of the Ragers gang were caught in a shootout. Two youths were killed, and several others …

  • Massacre in Auburn bar

    h3. MASSACRE IN AUBURN BAR New Seattle Intelligencer [NN]–04/23/71 SEATTLE, UCAS: The relative tranquility of Auburn was shattered yesterday evening by an eruption of brutal violence. In what is believed to be an ethnically-motivated attack, six …

  • Vasili

    Vasili is a _bojevik_ (soldier/enforcer) for the [[Povryejhda Seattle | Vory v Zakone]] in Seattle. He is a major prison recruiter for the syndicate, and runs several of the gangs in the [[Tacoma]] docks area. He is a renowned boxer and is heavily cyber …