The Chemical Atlas

Digital Dossier 04
Nigredo
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login: pSampson
password: *******************

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Welcome, Mr. P SAMPSON!
You have 1 new message.

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Emails (New) (All):
1) Crazy Hacko’s Discount Cyber Clinic

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From: Crazy Hacko’s Discount Cyber Clinic

Subject: Shipment
Body:
S, I’ve got a shipment on its way. Check the GLib file, the details should be inside. I’ve got some characters called the Juicyfruits bringing it to you. Attached is their id photos and a partial biometrics profile for some of them. Talked me out of most of my share, but this is important. I think you know what this means, S, and if this goes right, you and I are finished our business relationship and we go our separate ways. You’ll have my data along with the package when it arrives. I hope you know what you’re doing, but frankly, I don’t care anymore. Come looking for me and I’ll tear the foundation apart brick by brick to find you, and you’ll wish I let them eat you in Chicago.
-Hyundai
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——Ghoul Liberation, Operation Radix 20——-

Sponsor: Iseul Hyundai
Task: Truck transport
Destination: Drake Foundation Office #4d6163682033
2215 St Peter St
UCAS Sector
Denver

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please HELLO SAMPSON!
REMEMBER ME?
I KNOW SOMEONE WHO’LL PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR THIS TIDBIT!
NICE CHATTING WITH YOU, BUT I GOTTA EAT AND RUN!

SAY HI TO THE MRS!!!!!!!!
-JF

END LOG DUMP

A little something from me to all of you kids at home. Consider it a token of my goodwill! I’m a GENEROUS KIND OF GUY! HA HA HA!
-Jack Frost

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Session 04
Clash at Bananahead

Date: August 15, 2072

Digital Dossier: Nigredo

The Juicyfruits talked to Lady Macbeth about their concerns regarding Hacko, whose name has been revealed to be Hyundai, and they found out several important facts about both Macbeth and Hyundai:

  • Macbeth and Hyundai are both Changelings
  • They were metahuman rights activists together
  • Hyundai was infected and became a ghoul
  • Hyundai became even more militant when the two of them went separate ways
  • Hyundai was in Chicago when the UCAS government dropped nukes on it

Click and Ziggy went to confront Hyundai about his involvement in the sewer incidents, as well as his involvement in the formation of the Boxcutters, the new high-tech and well-armed neighborhood watch organization. He told them that his clinic was actually a full medical facility in which he kept his ghoul “family,” that the surgeries and the bodies taken from the streets kept himself and his family fed, and he also mentioned that his facility was funded in part by the Drake Foundation as a sort of underground railroad system for ghouls.

When the Juicyfruits said they wanted to gain his trust, Hyundai offered them what seemed to be a simple job to deliver a truck downtown for a very, very large sum of money.

The Juicyfruits, stoked about such a major job, left Boxcutter to take advantage of an invitation from Tire Iron to join Witchhammer and Gregface on stage at a riot-concert on the smoking rubble of the Bananahead club which had revoked a charity concert for breast cancer research when they found out what kind of crowd it would draw. While arriving at the scene, part of the party found a mysterious, ancient, secret, orcish cathedral right beneath where the club was. There was not much time to gawk, however, as Witchhammer’s cathedral-esque T-bird obliterated the club above them with a barrage of missiles. They managed to grab several objects from a tabernacle before the party escaped with their lives.

Several days later, leaked logs from a Drake Foundation internal server were sent to the Juicyfruits by Frost to inform them their job was to deliver a truck to downtown Denver, not downtown Seattle, which meant crossing several international and NAN borders.

The Juicyfruits had been screwed over by Hyundai.

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California Trideo Arena
Round 03

Hey freeloaders, here are the results of this week’s Trideo Arena. Looks like we got a runaway hit from a newcomer in these parts, and they’re only the second group to do their own music to make it into the top ten…
-NecroNode19

  1. Witchhammer, featuring their own song “Demonseed.”
  2. Sonic 6, feautring “Sunshine and Bourbon” by Mr Melody.
  3. The Juicyfruits, featuring their own song “Dirge of the Fallen Angel.”
  4. Shatterstorm, featuring “Tanooki San the T-1000″ by Lovetap.
  5. Razorwire, featuring “Gunslinger Burrito” by Reggie B.
  6. Whiplash, feautring “Shit or Get Off the Pot” by Two Ton Wanker.
  7. Popcorn and Jacks, featuring “Ready the Cosmic Rocket” by Orc Korea.
  8. North Star, featuring “If I Had a Billion Nuyen” by Eat Peter.
  9. Section Z, featuring “Hold Me Closer, Tir Tangire” by Hologasm.
  10. Corkscrew, featuring “The Left Hand of Billy Red Crow” by Jackrabbit Express.
  11. Poison AROs, featuring “Incoming Hostiles” by Mars or Bust(y Dwarves).
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Digital Dossier 03
The Crucible

We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Jessica Gershwin, Samantha S Hunter, and John and Ben Jackson, known to their friends as Squeaker, Perp, Big and Little Bear. They were ripped from this world long before their time. The assault on this neighborhood that took them from us was staggering both in its baseless aggression and the scope of its violence. Their loss cuts deeply at this community.

Chip Swanson, Candy Hunter, and Margaret Jackson: our hearts go out to you. As much as we feel their loss, we cannot imagine the depth of your pain. You may take what comfort you can find, however, in the fact that none of these fine young men and women went quietly into the night.

Make no mistake – a vicious and brutal assault took place right here on our doorstep, one that made the raid by the Halloween gang pale in comparison. A few brave ones amongst you heard a rumor about something rotten in the core of this place and investigated. What many of you did not know is that both Jessica and Samantha investigated as well. What they found was disturbing, and in trying to defend us, they sacrificed their lives. They knew they did not have to be involved, and they knew the risks, but they held their heads up high and dared the black places deep in the earth to show their face. How many of us would have flinched? How many of us would have turned away from the shadows.

John and Ben Jackson, on the other hand, did not know danger was coming their way, and when the shadow of the beast fell upon them and their loved ones, John and Ben took to arms and faced the hell-beast head on. John died defending their mother Margaret, and Ben died defending a complete stranger. They are alive today because they did not flinch in the face of hell itself.

Today we mourn the loss of the bravest amongst us. Today we mourn the most noble amongst us. Above all, we mourn four wonderful people who stood against the darkness. We are no strangers to violence but we have all been feeling an increasing pressure on the world around us. I want to reassure you that the danger is over but I don’t feel that I can. The spirits have whispered that forces are gathering here for their own reasons, but it means this place will be a crucible. I want you all to be aware, and to prepare if you can.

We’ve all lost someone we love, if not today, then in the last few months, and it is ENOUGH!

Lars “Red Eyes” of the Blue Angels, Lady Macbeth, White Feathers, Ms. Brunhilda, known to some of you as Gutterball, and I are forming an alliance. We are calling ourselves The Boxcutters, and as you all well know, we are no mere sprawl gangers. You, gathered, here, are all welcome to join. We declare this neighborhood, that we call Boxcutter Row, a fortress against the twisted evils of the world. Come to us and we will teach you how to defend yourselves. Come to us and stand with us for the memory of Jessica, Samantha, John, and Ben. Stand with us and defend your mothers, sisters and brothers, comrades, friends, lovers, patrons and purveyors. If you have a will, we will help you sharpen it, and together, we will become more than the sum of our parts.

My name is Hacko no longer. My name, my real name, is Iseul Hyundai, and I will end anyone who would perpetuate the kind of tragedy that has brought us together today. Would you? Will you?

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Session 03
Going Deeper

Date: August 1, 2072

Digital Dossier: The Crucible

Captain Holstein of Knight Errant enlisted Casey to investigate a new lead on the human trafficking situation in the neighborhood since their previous leads, in the Iron Sharks, were killed in the Halloweener raid. The informant turned out to be Perp, who had been contacted by someone in the underground, illicit organization. The Juicyfruits, accompanied by Perp, her contact, and Squeaker, made their way into the sewers.

There, Click was confronted by a strange virtual entity that had been appearing in broadcasts and generally haunting him in the matrix. Click found himself traveling mentally to a mountain where he undertook a spiritual journey. There, his strange matrix wolf companion and the strange beast fought, blocking the path up the mountain. Under the guidance of his Template, the Alchemist, Click was able to resolve the conflict between the wolf and the beast and ascend the mountain. Towards the top, the Alchemist instructed Click to chop off the Alchemist’s head as he no longer needed his guidance. This done, Click attained the top of the mountain to gain the realization he was in a VR node inside his own head, and that the wolf, the beast, and the Alchemist were inside him all along, and he Submerged.

When he rejoined the party, they made their way deeper into the sewers to find a secret entrance to Hacko’s clinic, where they saw workers moving crates containing dead bodies under the apparent direction of Hacko. Phaede was also able to feel a powerful background count in the astral in the room beyond the secret entrance. Their sneak attack was foiled, however, as it was revealed Perp’s contact was, in fact, leading them into a trap. Casey, while trying to sneak in, was riddled with bullets and was dead before she hit the ground.

When this happened, a strange twist happened in Casey’s consciousness. A part of her realized that her identity was not tied to her body itself, and that her body was a temporary vessel that encased her vital essence. When she had this realization, she Initiated into the Path of the Manifold Way and their traitorous contact’s body was stolen by Casey’s errant soul and forced to become her own, which she forcibly, and painfully, reverted to her familiar body.

Perp and Squeaker were not so lucky. They were murdered by the strange men in the tunnels and had no miracles to save them.

Once the workers were neutralized the Juicyfruits turned to Hacko, who had been looking on from a platform during the entire exchange, but when Phaede observed him in the astral she realized he was being held in place and made silent by a twisted spirit of man. It was then that a strange howling filled the sewers, freezing the Juicyfruits in place, and an unfamiliar man in a burnt full body suit came in surrounded by hulking, dog-like, slavering creatures. Addressing Phade by a strange name, he told them that the killing was already beginning above ground, then disappeared back into the tunnels.

The paralysis wore off eventually, and the Juicyfruits made their way back to the surface to find Boxcutter Row under attack by a colossal, severely deranged beast spirit. The spirit, an out-of-control Abomination, was being attacked by the residents to little avail. Big and Little Bear Jackson, as well as several other Boxcutter residents, were mauled to death and melted by noxious streams of acid spittle.

Lady Macbeth, White Feathers, and Phaede, working in tandem, were eventually able to banish the spirit back to whatever hellish dimension that spawned it. This act would eventually lead to the local worship of those three as the Boxcutter Trinity.

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California Trideo Arena, Round 02

Thanks for tuning in Chummers and Chumettes. No bullshit from me, just the results you’ve been waiting for. Hold onto your butts.
-NecroNode19

#1. Witchhammer, featuring their own single “Benediction of Ruin.”

  1. Corkscrew, featuring the single “Fury of the Glorious Leader Unleashed” by Orc Korea.
  1. North Star, featuring the single “Physical Vector” by White Star
  1. Shatterstorm, featuring the single “Fireballs up in this Bitch” by Two Ton Wanker
  1. Razorwire, featuring the signle “Cold Nighttime Tango” by Sleek Samantha
  1. Popcorn and Jacks, featuring the single “This is My World Now” by Gregface.
  1. Whiplash, featuring the sigle “Get Your Ass to Mars” by Mars or Bust(y Dwarves).
  1. Poison AROs, featuring the single “Realm of the Dark Stars” by Astral Spasm.
  1. Sonic 6, featuring the single “We Won’t Stand for this Anymore” by Mister Sister.
  1. The Juicyfruits, featuring their own single “End of the Line, Freeloader.”
  1. Section Z, featuring the single “Organ Grinder” by Mucho Facemeat.
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Digital Dossier 02
Follow the Money

“Welcome to NewsNet, it is currently Monday, Feb 4, 2013, and I am your host, Sheila Franks. Our top story tonight is the Horizon passenger train that was hijacked traveling between Tir Taingire and Seattle last night. Train number 1185 inexplicably stopped a few kilometers outside the metroplex limits without broadcasting an emergency signal. Horizon security services were the first to arrive on the scene, and what they found was Hello? shocking.

“Train 1185, according to a statement released by Horizon Security Services, Is there was hijacked. anybody out Several there passengers ? were robbed at gunpoint by men and women wearing military-style chameleon suits and using Doberman-class attack drones. They damaged the communication dish on the train to prevent it from issuing a general alert until it was too late, and during the hijacking, the assailants killed 6 UCAS civilians. Victor Larson is standing by at the scene with more details, Victor?”

Hello?

“Yes, hello Sheila, I’m standing IKNOWYOUHADSOMETHINGTODOWITHTHIShere at the stalled train, which Horizon has still been unable to get moving again, though the passengers have long since been given transportation to Seattle by a bus provided by the UCAS military. As you can see, there is no structural damage to the train, but officer Tula with HorAKJDHLAKJS HDFLIJAHSDKJVBXCNMVBCK VZHLCXKJVB ASNBVLKBHoshdifhyszduihvkjdnbvmxcnvzchvld654984651321265468786654150461541984654618719654135149871465419817965436514768719/8764354687198716543241968463546546546546ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppizon Security Services has informed me that the Are you there? computer hardware that controls the train has been completely fried. It’s going to be another few days before their tech teams can replace all those parts, and that means the trains are going to have to be routed through different cities.

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“California-based terrorist group TerraFist has claimed responsibility for the stopped train, and has made several demands concerning the manufacture of train and railroad systems. They released an anonymous video claiming responsibility for the attack, as well as threatening the 01000100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100010 01101100 01101001 01101110 01101011 00101110 00100000 01000100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101111 01101011 00100000 01100001 01110111 01100001 01111001 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01100101 01101110 00100000 01101001 01110100 00100000 01100110 01101001 01101110 01100100 01110011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101100 00100000 01101001 01110100 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100001 01110011 01101011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110001 01110101 01100101 01110011 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101110 00100000 01000100 01101111 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110011 01101001 01110100 01100001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01100001 01101110 01110011 01110111 01100101 01110010 00101100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100100 01101111 00101100 00100000 01100100 01101111 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110100 01100001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01100101 01111001 01100101 01110011 00100000 01100110 01110010 01101111 01101101 00100000 01101001 01110100 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101001 01110100 00100000 01100001 01110011 01101011 01110011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100001 01101110 01110011 01110111 01100101 01110010 00101100 00100000 01101001 01100110 00100000 01101001 01110100 00100000 01110011 01110100 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100001 01110011 01101011 01110011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100001 01101110 01101111 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 00100000 01110001 01110101 01100101 01110011 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101100 00100000 01110010 01110101 01101110 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100100 01101111 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01110011 01110100 01101111 01110000 00101110 00100000 01001001 01110100 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01101001 01101110 01100111 00101100 00100000 01101001 01110100 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110010 01100101 01100001 01100100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00101110 00100000 01001001 01110100 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110111 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01100010 01100101 01100101 01101110 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00101100 00100000 01110111 01100001 01101001 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00101100 00100000 01011010 01110101 01110010 01101001 01100101 01101100 00101110 00100000 01001001 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01100010 01100101 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110111 00101110 lives of anyone traveling in the next few days. Horizon has responded by saying each of their trains would be guaranteed safety by the presence of a joint-corporate task force consisting of both Horizon and Aztechnology security services consisting of high-threat response personnel added to the administrative train staff, accompaniment by patrol helicopters, and a constant-communication policy with the local government militaries.

I can smell you.

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Session 02
The Simple (Train) Job

Date: July 15, 2072

Digital Dossier: Follow the Money

Senior Jaoija enlisted the Juicyfruits to hijack a Horizon corporate train enroute to Seattle, through Tir Tairngire, from the California Free State. Impressed by the music video created from the footage from the Halloweener raid on Boxcutter, Jaoija not only encouraged mayhem but offered them a bonus per confirmed kill on camera, and an additional bonus for the confirmed murder of the train’s security spider. More specifically, Jaoija hired the Juicyfruits to infiltrate the train and steal a briefcase belonging to a business man with an armed, undercover entourage.

The Juicyfruits caught a plane to Sacramento where they briefly tangled with a couple thugs who didn’t take kindly to Japanese, metahumans, or outsiders in general before they booked passage on the train. Once inside, Ziggy began slowly probing the train’s secure nodes and was surprised at just how easy it was. Taking out, and killing, the security spider proved incredibly easy.

During the trip, Click was tapped on the shoulder by a smiling elf who boarded in Tir Tairngire. He introduced himself as Jack Frost and indicated he could tell Click was a technomancer, that he was one himself, and that he was putting together a collective in the Tir should he ever be interested. The elf woman he was with was silent.

The Juicyfruits were able to use the train’s own nonlethal security measures to their advantage and made quick work of the security detail, got the briefcase, and made their escape. As they exited, though, they realized that the elf woman accompanying Frost, once unconscious, looked exactly like Casey.

After the run, the Juicyfruits broke into the briefcase to find out it contained very small core samples of pure orichalcum from somewhere off the coast of Germany. They then delivered the briefcase and successfully completed that run.

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