Approaching the faux-adobe style exterior of Reno’s you see three kids that look to be college students trying to look tough in their combat biker leathers and cute little racing crotch-rockets, all no doubt bought by their rich fathers trying to buy their love. They glare and posture for the sorority girls hanging on their arms. While he may not have brought his own sister, Hatamoto at least managed to dress the part of a biker.
Inside the bar the faux-Aztech style continues, though the decoration is also a shrine to all things Combat Biker. Autographed pictures line the walls, beaten and scuffed helmets are mounted with pride next to photos of their owners, and along the back wall mounted on a raised platform is the Reno’s pride and joy, an actual bike once used by Reno Pyatt, owner of the bar and former member of the Seattle Timber Wolves. The dinner rush hasn’t started yet, so there’s only a handful of patrons sitting up at the bar. At a back booth, you can see the hulking troll you spoke with earlier.
Upon spotting the team, Tosh waves you over to his booth. The detective appears irritable, skipping any small talk and jumping straight into business. “Our mutual friend will be joining us via AR for the meeting,” he says curtly as he types on his AR keyboard.
Anyone perceiving AR will also see a representation of ADA Dana Oakes that perfectly matches her real world self. Once everyone is settled at the booth, detective Tosh nods to Oakes. She seems hesitant, but pushes on despite any misgivings.
“I dislike turning to those outside of the law” she says after a brief pause. “However, I find myself yet again needing the services of your kind. Crime in the Downtown district has risen considerably over the last six months. The so-called Tempo Wars that plagued our city shook up the crime syndicates, and a number of new players have risen into power. One of those has been brutally seizing as much power as possible. Prostitution rings and a massive increase in the number of drugs and dealers coming into Downtown are bad enough, but the violence between the various syndicates and gangs has skyrocketed in the last two months as a new player has attempted to wrest control from rivals. There have been at least twenty casualties so far, members of the Triad, the Yakuza, and the Seoulpa Rings. Unfortunately, this violence hasn’t been confined to the underworld. There have been more than double that number in innocent deaths.”
“Last month, two members of Detective Athack’s Special Crimes Task Force attempted to infiltrate the organization of a man known only as Junior. We found one of these men shot execution style two weeks later. The other has missed his last three scheduled check-ins, and we assume he’s dead as well. Whoever this man is, he’s smart and well connected. So we need to turn to someone outside the chain of command. Needless to say, none of us are happy about this move.”
“Thanks to your previous discretion and success, I am able to issue a temporary bounty license as well as 7,000 Nuyen each upon capture of Junior- alive,” she emphasizes. “This needs to be done carefully and cleanly. There have already been far too many civilian casualties thanks to Junior’s machinations. Should you be unable to capture him alive, I can only offer half of the original reward. The city demands justice, not blood.”
[OOC]: Sorry for the extreme delay in posting the second portion of this. Two 60 hour weeks in a row have really sapped away my free time and energy.
Please respond and negotiate in character as soon as possible. I want to try and post some more late this afternoon or this evening. After tonight, I will be unavailable (no internet) until game time.