The only reason Janice Flemming is still in collage at the age of 24 is
that she constantly fails all of her classes because she's constantly working
on her own little scientific projects. Secretly she has been developing
a new kind of particle acceleration weapon and although it currently exists
only on paper she's one step away from being able to build an actual working
model. How the government caught wind of this project nobody knows but
they want her in their ranks badly, and would like the runners to extract
her. There's just one little problem...
Janice is ALREADY working for a governmental agency, just not the one
that now wants to recruit her. Rather than bringing her to their facilities
they thought it better to just keep living undercover at her university
until such time as the weapon is completed. The didn't think anybody else
would catch wind of the situation. But, what Janice doesn't even know,
is that they've planted undercover agents to keep an eye on her and monitor
her research. When the runners decide to yank her they will be none too
The runner's Johnson will set up a meet at a high class apartment where
he/she and two government agents, Collins and Frey, will meet with the
runners. Although the agents will address themselves as "governmental emissaries"
they will not say which government they are working for. They will also
not divulge excess information on the grounds of "security". They will
also emphasize the fact that the runners may have to make their own decisions
and judgements should things go wrong but, regardless of what happens,
they want Janice at the truck stop by dawn the day after or night of the
extraction. The basic plan is as follows:
#1. Kidnap Janice from her urban university.
#2. Snag all of her information regarding her project.
#3. Destroy all other copies in the university and burn down the lab.
#4. Deliver Janice to a set rural truck stop located just over the border
of another country, probably a NAN.
The university is located within a city and is spread out over eight
blocks, a grid of buildings intermixed with open spaces, walkways, etc.
Campus security is lax and most are armed only with stun batons. During
the day there is a lot of foot traffic while at night the roaming population
is generally comprised of drunken students looking for a decent place to
pass out. All buildings have a primitive access card security system which
activates at 9:00 pm and there is a security guard stationed at every door.
The Physics building is four stories tall, but covers nearly a block, and
is a web of rooms and labs each with a varying degree of security. Some
of these rooms are highly sensitive and may be equipped with virtually
every type of non lethal security measure while others won't even have
the doors locked. Janice's room has fierce security but, since she's in
it almost all the time, it is usually turned off. There are no cameras
in the building.
The truck stop is your typical rural hick pit and is located nearly
seventy miles from the city.
Janice will be working with a friend, Danielle Selvin, who happens to be
a fledgling mage. Danielle will defend Janice against the runners. If she
is killed Janice will break into a rage which will not stop until she is
While Janice prefers to use good old pencil and paper for her calculations
she also keeps a lot of data in a desk top computer in her lab. This computer
has FIERCE internal security and the decker will soon realize that it's
easier to rip out its internal storage drive than try to crack it. Janice
will not divulge the passcode, especially not if Danielle was killed.
Once the runners torch the lab the haylon system will activate and immediately
put it out. The runners will have to figure out a way around this.
Matt Stark is the commanding officer of a detachment of 5 undercover
agents, at least three of which will be monitoring Janice when the runners
go to extract her. Matt, himself, will actually be working with her in
her lab. Once things start to go bad for the agents, which things probably
will, they will notify their "employers" via a panic button. Matt actually
has cyberware which notifies them of trouble should his vital signs flatline.
Upon receiving information of the extraction Commander Aiesha Clay will
be notified. Through a incredible stroke of bad luck the truck stop the
runners are bringing Janice to is located INSIDE the borders of the nation
that is currently employing her. Aiesha will dispatch a fleet of two or
three unmarked vehicles to intercept the runners about forty miles from
the truck stop (Janice has a tracking beacon built into her skull). These
vehicle will have a tough time with the runners because they can't actually
shoot at them because of the possibility of harming Janice they can only
try to run the vehicle off the road or try to blow out its tires. If the
runners get past this, though, she has another surprise for them. (If the
runners are using air transportation you can pretty much ignore most of
Between the border of the two nations there is a bridge crossing a ravine
with a creek running through it. As the runners approach Aiesha, in her
personal Augler, will BLOW UP THE BRIDGE just before the runners reach
it. And, although I hate railroading, this will cause the runner's vehicle
to skeeter off the road and ram face first into a ditch, thus disabling
(but not destroying) it. But, just as Aiesha swoops to pick off the runners,
a fleet of rural police choppers will fend her off into her own territory.
Meanwhile, Devon Dallas and his crew of 4 or 5 special ops troops previously
dispatched by Aiesha will be filtering into the ravine to search for Janice.
If the runners manage to route them and make it across the ravine they
will be able to get to the truckstop (which is only another two miles down
the road) in one piece, save for a few possible paranormal animal encounter.
Upon reaching the truck stop Janice will be taken into the custody of the
two government agents the runners met with and will be whisked away. The
agents will also provide the runners with a fairly nice vehicle they can
keep and which will eventually get them home.
Odds are the rigger is going to want his vehicle back, the one that's currently
sitting in ditch. You may want to make it easy on him/her by having them
come across it on the back of a flatbed being hauled off to a junkyard.
The driver of the truck will be more than happy to let it go for about
Archetype: Human Scientist
Information: Janice doesn't like anybody telling her what to do and
even the deal she made with her government "employers" were on her terms.
Needless to say when anybody does try to give her an order or force her
to do anything against her will she'll lash out at them with great fury,
although she possesses no real formal fighting skills. She's an extremely
good negotiator and, when she's not trying to tear out her captor's heart,
she'll make an attempt to strike a deal with them. Although her appearance
doesn't suggest that she has money, the backing she's getting from her
employers is financially immense and she can offer rather impressive bribes
if it comes to that point.
Collins and Frey
Archetypes: Human Government Agents
Information: Government stiffs to the largest degree, Collins and Frey
have virtually no personality and are a really bad source of detailed information
about anything because, before a meet, the only info they posses is what's
written on a chip each has inserted in their heads. After they're done
talking about anything, they pop the chip out and destroy it.
Archetype: Human Mage
Information: Danielle is Janice's best friend and has concentrated her
magical skills in the area of manipulation spells. She has a keen understanding
of chemistry and has developed several new manipulations spells which mimic
certain chemical effects, such as an improved Acid spell and a variety
of noxious gas related spells. Currently she's with Janice on developing
a frightening spell called Fission.
Archetype: Ork Undercover Government Agent
Information: Posing as a chemistry major at the university, Matt has
done such a good job at concealing his identity that even Janice doesn't
know that he's there to protect her. His right arm is a cyberarm with a
built in shotgun and he also possesses a low grade military targeting computer.
Much of his skin has been hardened to the consistency of stone due to multiple
dermal enhancements and he has a pair of eye lasers with improved range
and effect, thanks to his employers. He will fight to the death to protect
Archetype: Human Military Officer
Information: Aiesha is a frightening lady, amazonian in size and possessing
twin cyber eyes which are completely black. She's an accomplished rigger
and is very good at gunnery, being able to pick off targets with a HMG
as if she was using a sniping rifle. She also follows her orders to a T,
willing to pull back at any time if her superiors tell her to. She handles
her Augler like it was part of her, putting it through seemingly insane
maneuvers, maneuvers that would get a less skilled pilot very, very killed.
Archetype: Elf Military Soldier
Information: Devon has had that weird color changing fiber installed
in his SKIN as well as his armor, goggles, guns, and everything. Although
he is magically active he never really studied the art and the only effect
his ability appears to have is a mysterious ability to know exactly where
his target is.