I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die.
How to Save a Life?
(Or, how many bullets does it take to deprogram some cultists).
In Olympus, the corps run the law, the go gangers rule the streets, and the ripper doc is ready to harvest your meat. Here on the fringes of the Shining city; metal is better than meat, life is cheap, and I sure as hell hope you brought some extra ammo.
You and your team live life on the edge. You take the jobs no one else can. You give your clients the one thing they can’t get anywhere else, deniability. The only problem with this life is that every job could be your last. You know what they say, beware an old man in a game where the good die young.
It was a Thursday night, your fixer contacted you with what seemed like a simple job.
Shiera Noon, a popular holovid star’s kids have been taken. Her ex has taken her kids to the compound and is refusing to bring them home. Now she is refusing to report to set until her kids are safe in the crop-controlled archology, she calls home.
Normally Imagine Global, the MegaCorp that holds her contract would just put a hit out with their private security team, and that would be that the kids would be in the house by noon.
There is one problem. The Compound is the secure private holding of Enervate a group under control of "The Leader", Anderson Malik a charismatic, and connected "holy man". Enervate is a massive, private personal pan-religious enlightenment organization dedicated to the uplift and ascension of its members.
The compound is their secure campus, and it has deep connections through all levels of society. Corporate execs, presidents, celebrities many of them are drinking some version of Enervate's Koolaid. The last thing Imagine needs, is a holovid of their team shooting their way into the compound circulating the matrix.
The job is simple, meet with the fix, convince them you’re the right team for the job, make nice, shake hands and go get the kids. A simple extraction, quick in, quick out. No mess, and nothing to blowback on the client. All they want is the kids returned, no one is going to ask about the rest.