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Old Mar 1st, 2022, 07:56 PM
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You can't call it "opposing force!" it's clearly "Corps and Runners!"
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Old May 3rd, 2022, 12:43 AM
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Unfortunately we've hit early trouble keeping our original cast. I'm going to reopen this recruitment for up to 3 new players.

We currently have:

A psychologist magician
A nova-hot decker
A 6mil nuyen bucket of 'ware with flashbacks of some past life

That genuinely covers most really crucial roles, so feel free to jump in with whatever you think might fit. See the OP for more details.
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I wonder where all the shadowrunners could be lurking... Maybe it's the corp angle that's pushing them off.



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Old May 4th, 2022, 09:15 AM
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Resubmitting previously submitted character.

Max Hartley
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NAME: Max Hartley

METATYPE: Human

ROLE: Sourceror Technomancer (Buff team devices and pairs well with a decker, Decent Hacker)/Pistols

DRAWBACKS: Creature of Comfort (Middle), Incompetent (First Aid), Stolen Gear 10, Infirm 2

DESCRIPTION:
If you seen one wageslave, you’ve seen them all. At least this is what Max wants you to believe. A man in a plain three piece suit that looks like the world has beat him down. Hair well groomed and face clean shaven. Not a button out of place. It’s easy to blend in and hide what you are when you become just another brick in the wall. There is no ‘ware to be seen on the outside, but his eyes are always scanning his surroundings for the AR overlay in his vision. Standing in the elevator with him you would never know he’s already hacked your Commlink just for fun and not left a trace.

BACKGROUND: Max Hartley was born into the CorpSec life as the only child of a pair of Ares Cyber Spiders working in CFS, Kevin and Maria Hartley. He learned the ways of the Matrix at a young especially once he Emerged as a Technomancer. The public fear of his kind and possibility he could become some lab rat of course made him keep his abilities a secret. Max kept a low profile only using his abilities when he was practicing then quickly resetting his persona when things got too hot. It wouldn’t take long for people to figure him out if he didn’t get a decent deck to hide behind. Luckily, his parents got him enrolled in the cyber security division that they worked at as an intern which provided him opportunities to stretch his Matrix muscle behind the guise of tech he didn’t even use. Over time, he secretly got better at his Technomancer abilities even unlocking a special skill to weave multiple Resonance threads into one strong cable. His skills as a normal Decker improved as well under his parents tutelage.

Seven years later, Max had joined a medieval fantasy book club, gaming group for VR Dungeons and Dragons 11th edition, and had in his possession a Shield Security Cyberdeck that he had stolen from an arms dealer who got busted for selling guns to ex-cons. It was his deck that he could now use to keep the higher ups at Ares from catching wind of what he was capable of. The device was verified to be standard issue with the original programming without coming out of the budget, so Max was allowed to use it after signing a waiver keeping Ares from being held liable if his deck got bricked. Using Resonance, the techno subtly improved his abilities and deck to be better than it really was making all the successes that came with it to be from a combination of innate talent, skill, and luck. This impressive resume landed him a job with a new special Ops team that was forming around this so called “Six Million Nuyen” person. This was his chance to earn enough money to acquire the resources to work his way out of Ares and into the Shadows where he could be free to be himself and get paid for it. He likes money yes, but it was the freedom he truly desired.

SHEET: I only have a Mac now which apparently won’t run Chummer for free so I have the stats organized in the spoiler below. Hopefully, I could convince someone to plug it into Chummer for me if selected.

 
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Appearance:

Big Red’s most obvious feature is that there’s a lot of him. 10 feet tall, very fit and well-muscled. He looks like the world’s biggest viking, with long red hair and a matching beard. He’s always too warm, and he tends to hang around wearing only gray sweatpants and flip-flops, though he’ll put on a shirt if someone asks him to.

His face is heavy-featured, and he has an intense deadpan look, unless he’s clowning around or laughing (which he often is). His eyes are deepset, blue, and cold, like chips of glacial ice, and his skin is pale white, the color and texture of aspen bark. His chest is covered with a huge, strange scar, like a tree carved in his skin. Elsewhere on his body, here and there, are short rows of equally strange symbols carved into his skin.

Personality:

Big Red (who actually prefers Bill, but has been Big Red on comms since he had comms) is young, laid-back, and goofy. He doesn't remember large chunks of his childhood, but what he does remember was very bad, and he tries not to think about it. Instead, his inner child is alive and well, making up for lost time, and while he's an experienced security guard, who has professionalism when he needs it, he fills the rest of his time with humor, pranks, and silliness, coming across as a kid brother more than anything.

He loves to eat, especially meat, and really spicy cuisine, he's always challenging his taste buds and those of anyone else willing to go up against him. He's into VR games, though he rapidly gets bored of them and moves on - his lightning fast adept reflexes tend to eliminate any challenge such games couild have for him, but he loves experiencing new graphics and new stories (In fact, this is the real reason for his top-of-the-line commlink, he couldn't really care less about data security).

The natural quiet with which he moves can be quite disturbing, and he likes to challenge himself to feats of prowess, but although he's capable of carnage, he rarely dishes it out, as it takes him to a very dark place. He likes to think that there is an unspoken agreement, on both sides of security; that if one side is using non-lethals, the other side will be too, and if he perceives that deal being broken, it's a trigger for him to get very violent very quickly.

His closest friend, and the person most important to him in the world, is his twin brother, Robert. Also a giant, Robert is a talismonger in the Asatru tradition, also working for Ares (and also an employee-for-life with a kink bomb). Robert is a paraplegic, and lives with William, who helps him out as a live-in companion, though Robert recently got an anthroform drone helper that makes things easier for both of them. Other than him, Red has no real-world friends, often shuffling through security reassignments, and existing as an anomaly in the Ares corporate culture. He does feel a little lonely, but he hides it behind goofiness.

Background:

CONFIDENTIAL – ARES EYES ONLY

Personnel File of William Eldursteinnfjall

Callsign: Big Red

Personal History:

William was recovered from an Asatru Commune and named Mjovaldr, a remote enclave supporting the Winternight cult. In early 2064, Mjovaldr was occupied by a joint strike force including Knight Errant assets, most adults died in the fighting, but William and his brother Robert were small children at the time (9 years of age), and taken into protective custody. Both were awakened, and had suffered significant trauma, both physical and otherwise, from their upbringing. (William had been severely scarred, apparently part of a ritual, and Robert was paraplegic, unable to remember how it had happened, only saying that it had been “a necessary sacrifice”). They were inducted into the Ares Orphans program, becoming corporate citizens to be raised in an Ares creche. They had both been marked by the cult, and in an excess of caution, kink bombs were installed in case they should turn out to be sleeper agents, or unwitting hosts to dangerous entities. The two weathered Crash 2.0 in an Ares facility in California, and continued to live there and be educated until adulthood.

William showed talent for close-in combat, and entered combat training early. As a teenager, he had difficulties fitting into the Ares system until he was given an outlet in the form of employment, and he has been working on security details since 2068. He has expressed boredom with this work, however, and upon reaching the age of majority he applied for reassignment. Due to his unique talents and special needs, his application took some time to process, and his boredom and dissatisfaction caused an increasing number of problems, until his file was submitted to all section chiefs as a last-ditch attempt to find a use for the asset before liquidation. Elton Manning requisitioned William's transfer shortly thereafter.

Notes from Leviathan Technical Intake Interview:

William (he prefers "Bill") was reprimanded for an alleged infiltration which he maintains was a training exercise. Unfortunately, he was so successful in penetrating the facility he was meant to be guarding that he was treated as a real threat, and a Rapid Response Team was called in by his second-in-command. Though no real harm was done, the property damage caused by the crudity of William's methods and the additional cost of the response got the incident flagged, and he was demoted. William seems to have more of a talent for going after assets than for protecting them, despite his extensive experience in the latter.

William has many demerits on his record for improper uniform and equipment. He says that not once has Ares provided him with footware big enough for him to wear, and other items of Ares garb are sized for trolls and do not fit him well. He further expressed a disdain for guns, which might be troubling but for the excellent marksmanship numbers in his file on the archery range. His previous managers have found the use of a bow inappropriate, and he has been marked as "out of uniform" on almost every inspection he's ever had. When I reviewed his self-provided kit, I found it more than satisfactory, well-suited to his strengths of infiltration and clandestine surveillance.


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After some discussion with the current players, I believe I'll be closing recruitment in 3 days. If anyone else is looking for some corporate intrigue and high-powered futuristic violence, speak now or wait for the next SR recruitment.
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I am closing recruitment today and will reach out to any potential applicants that may be requested to join by this weekend.
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Hopefully, it’s still “today” where you are and I can slip in under the closing door Indiana Jones-style .
Only just saw this and have been frantically working up a character by hand, since Chummer won’t work on the tablet I’m using atm. (I’m currently editing this post to fill in an application.)
EDIT: The most time-consuming bit down, and my god is formatting a pain in the ass with an iPad.

 

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