A Very Filthy Circus

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A Very Filthy Circus
Date2083-09-02
GMAurora
LocationRedmond, Seattle
Status Threat Level: High
Factions Involved
ShadowHaven Major Corp
Conduit
Eye Of The Typhoon
The Rebel
Nogitsune
Character1
Character2


Summary

A circus of plague has come to Seattle, and its up to our intrepid and easily infect-able runners to stop it!

Background

A circus run by several toxic magicians, followers of Disease, have come to the Redmond Barrens. They've spent time in other run-down areas, and shortly after they left there were outbreaks of various diseases, with every circus producing a worse outbreak than the last!

Bonesaw has noticed the influx of new patients, all of whom have been to this circus. He calls to the runners for help.

The Meet

Bonesaw calls the runners to his clinic as he's unable to leave for very long. When the runners arrive he's still treating patients, and Nogitsune walks into the air-filtered tent and becomes infected with a viral disease! Bonesaw quickly chases the fox in a human suit out of the tent and makes him wear a chemical seal. He explains the situation with the circus and asks the runners to stop disease from being spread. The runners agree for a mere 2000 nuyen.

The Plan

First, the team does a matrix search on this circus - The Marvelous Bazaar. They discover the information about the outbreaks where it's previously held shows. Nogitsune decides to go the circus to see what's up in person.

The Run

Rats.

Rats everywhere. And flies too.

Rotting food and vermin fill this tent, though strangely none of the patrons seem bothered. Even more strangely, Nogitsune isn't either. He sits and watches the show, developing a cough and a runny nose as it continues. As the show ends, he feels an almost irresistible urge to go be with lots of people and tell them about the show! Fortunately, he manages to restrain himself from doing that, and the team as a whole decides that enough is enough: they will stop this circus tonight.

They arrive on the grounds, and someone shouts to all the patrons that they're here to stop their favorite circus. The crowd is very upset at this and tries to stop the runners from getting to the ringleaders of the circus. Fortunately, some firing of guns and spirit powers are enough to get the patrons to back away long enough for The Rebel and Conduit and Eye of the Typhoon to get close enough to the ringleaders' tent. Meanwhile, Nogitsune is set up in a sniper position.

Suddenly FIVE Force 6 Plague Spirits materialize around the team, with their three summoners inside the tent doing some ritual. The Plague Spirits attack the runners they're in range of, inflicting all of them with VITAS-3 and Eye of the Typhoon with HSV-5 as well. Despite taking down some of the spirits and summoners, the runners are having a bad time, some even passing out...

But Nogitsune's sniper rifle is able to save the day as he shoots down the last toxic mage.

The team quickly makes their exit as the Mob Mood spell over the patrons breaks and they all freak out to be covered in flies and rats and other vermin. They make their way back to Bonesaw...

Aftermath

... who freaks the drek out that they're all infected with VITAS-3. He puts them in quarantine and treats their disease as part of the costs though. Redmond is not subjected to yet another catastrophe.

Rewards

  • Bonesaw at Loyalty 3 with 1 Chip - 6 RVP
  • 8 karma - 8 RVP
  • +1 Street Cred - 1 RVP
  • 2k nuyen - 1 RVP
  • 2 CDP

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