PinkCat: Running in the Shade “Bad Racist! No Bomb!” (A different sort of SR campaign report)30 April, 2015
To understand what is going on here, you had best read the first PinkCat: Running in the Shade post, but short summary, this is a campaign report for our Shadowrun campaign set in NorCal through the filter of a cartoon made by one of the team members.
Episode Nine: Bad Racist! No Bomb!
Guest Starring: Clawz.
The happy trio are visiting some of their friends in the Friendsville Unified High School when they stumble over a group of mean doberman dogs who are picking on a camel student. Clawz and Glitter break it up and the dogs retreat saying, “You’ll be sorry for messing with us! Dogs forever!” Pink does some net research and finds that the local area is plagued with dog-superiorist propaganda and even pipe-bomb attacks on local non-dog businesses. They decide that this must be stopped. Investigation follows and it is discovered that the doberman students are stealing from school supplies to build their bombs. So, cue comic sneak about and absurd traps to catch the bad dogs. With Officer Bloodhound trying to catch Pink and co. End result, Officer Bloodhound, who may be a jerk but he is not a racist, catches the bad dogs with a passel of bomb making supplies in one of his traps and then pretends that was his plan all along. Baddies go to jail while Pink and co slip away quietly to get burgers and fries. The end.
What really happened: The team was contacted by one of their regular employers who was actually hiring for his brother in law, a shop teacher at a local high school, who was in trouble because the high school’s computer system had been hacked and he was being blamed for it and was in danger of losing his job. Now, as some of those hack were by PinkCat, she feel responsible, so they agreed to help. Sparky and Bladez went to check out the school while PinkCat hit the net. She found that another hacker had been screwing up the school system to let some of the student steal supplies that could then be turned into explosive and pipe-bombs. The hack was started by students but taken over by a hacker named “Krypto”, who we immediately associated with superdog as we are geeks, who is associated with the human supremacy fringe. As Sparky could not investigate them on the ground, being an Ork, Bladez decided to try and infiltrate them and, with some rough patches, succeed enough to get them to use him as a patsy to plant a firebomb. Which was used to flush out a building full of metahumans so that a set of pipe-bombs could go off. Luckily, we had set off an alarm in a nearby convenience store and the police and emergency services were already in the area to help out. Sparky built us some little surveillance drones, which we camouflaged as pizza delivery drones. to help us keep watch on the HumSups.
Between the people that Bladez had observed, student lists and a few other things we had a good idea about who was involved in the school. Time is running out, but luckily the school thieves have a pattern of robbing the supplies to build new bombs after they use some. So, with the help of one of our contacts we contact the California Racial Harmony Task Force and get them on board to close down the HumSups using our information, which they will get backdated official permission for. Using placed spy camera, drones, and counter-hacking Krypto, the information we provide allow the RHTF to round up the baddies. Our indirect employer get to keep his job and we get a favor in payment. Sorted.
Notes: Another successful mission. Though we really need to move onto higher paying missions soon.