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Human Rigger
"You're wondering why I'm talking to you in a drone? Maybe I'm a the Sixth World version of a prince turned into a Japanese Raccoon Dog robo."
PlayerGhostlin [1]
Street Cred13
Public Awareness7
Titles and Awards"The Troublemaker of Seattle." 'Nuki (among other varitations of the second.)
D.O.B.June 3rd, 2062
Priority--Sum to Ten
Metatype - E
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - A

Character Information


Tanuki, as he calls himself, is a rigger that seems to interact with the outside world jacked into his drones. The few things others have gotten from him are the following: human, male in his late teens to early twenties, living in Seattle--either unable or unwilling to leave the place where he lives except jacked into one of his drones.

When he is forced to leave, he is dressed in a Urban Explorer Jumpsuit, with a helmet shaped like a smiling racoon dog face.


Character spoilers past this point.

In order of importance to him:

  • To be able to go out in the sun, and experience things not through a robot.
  • To drive the Triad out of Seattle.
  • To be known as a prime rigger of his peers.
  • To be able to have a boyfriend.


Roughly 18 years ago, a pair of lawyers fighting for metahumans in Japan were 'encouraged' from a number of sources, including the Imperial government and the local Yakuza gangs, to leave the country..Since she was heavily pregnant with their son, they did flee; to Seattle and the UCAS, hopefully to continue their fight for the right of all metahumans, and raise their child in a safe place.

Born in Seattle to two metahuman rights lawyers, Tanuki, was always the sickly, small, child of his peers. He was always seemingly sick; and forced, eventually, a very young age to remain home once it was realized he had a severe, incurable sunlight allergy. Things became difficult for the family when Toshi's father. Hiro, was killed by the local Triad when he was working with the courts for ork rights in the slums, where the Triad had been ensuring the 'protection' of the area. Tanuki was 7. Soon after, Tanuki's mother dropped the case against the Triad responsible for her husband's death, fearing for her son's life in continued retribution with the syndicate. She never told her son that she knew very well what happened the night her husband did not come home. It was an easy thing to hide; for most of the day, the boy was left inside, only able to interact with people outside of the Matrix when they would come over; usually his parent's clients over the years. It gave Tanuki a rather balanced view on metahumanity, and also an interest in various languages out of boredom.

Over a year ago, with the help of his best friend, a troll with the runner name Boned, he, in the dead of night and very carefully, moved out of his mother's house; knowing that if he didn't leave he never would, and having found out, from some research about one of the Seattle Triads killing his father. Since then, he and Boned have more or less operated in the area--getting jobs, maintaining their lifestyles and in general, done whatever it takes to remain competitive. Eventually, Tanuki got well enough known and well connected enough to get on the Haven.

He currently lives above Al's Garage in Bellevue with one of his boyfriends; Rambozo, because there is always an Al's Garage everywhere you want to be. Under his fake SIN, Brian Chin, he currently coordinates the motor pool for Solace.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Allergy: Sunlight (Severe): Due to purchasing the Allergen Tolerance geneware mod (three times), he is no longer allergic--however the allergy is still on his sheet.

Distinctive Style: all of his drones/vehicles have body modifications to look like his runner namesake.

Fame Local: After a music trideo, Tanuki finds himself getting more and more recognized a lot of different folks in Seattle.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Solace And The SorrowsAurora7 February 2083
Unethical UCAS Army ExperimentsAurora3 November 2082
The WardrobeChrisst11119 July 2081
Down the Rabbit HoleSedatedAlice20 June 2081
A Ghoulish Case Of Ghoul-HatredAurora15 May 2081
The Battle of SolaceDarklordiablo
Project Insight14 May 2081
Bellevue BlundersDarklordiabloGet off our Lawn10 May 2081
Sound CheckTeksura1 March 2081
Reformation Hunt 5DarklordiabloThe Reformation27 February 2081
Route 66 part 3: DriveDoc McGuffinsLike mad max but more guns22 February 2081
Reformation Hunt 23DarklordiabloThe Reformation21 February 2081
Zeck and Miri Make a Music TrideoDocMcGuffin2 February 2081
Route 66: A Prologue to Like Mad Max But With More Guns, First Rule of Drive Club Everybody Talk About Drive ClubDoc McGuffinsLike mad max but more guns5 January 2081
A Wild Extractiondanthestep24 December 2080
Wave Racersmudge15 December 2080
Route 66 Part One: Gone In One MinuteDoc McGuffinsLike mad max but more guns14 December 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Hot Night Crash by Sahara HotnightsDrburst29 October 2080
The Firebug LeapPurkinje9 September 2080
A Shadowrun Based on Poison by Stick and PokeDrBurstDance Around The Fire That We Once Believed - The Ex-Firewatch Story7 September 2080
A Seventh Shadowrun Based on Fall Out Boy's The PhoenixDrBurst17 July 2080
You Will Never Take Me AliveDrBurstDance Around The Fire That We Once Believed - The Ex-Firewatch Story8 May 2080
A Shadowrun Based on The Paper Chase's You Will Never Take Us Alive 3DrBurstDance Around The Fire That We Once Believed - The Ex-Firewatch Story4 May 2080



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Mary Claire 3 3 Fixer Fixer/Club Girl That Never Grew Up Gossip, Infobroker, Drugs, Nightlife Denizen, Corporations, Hard to Reach Even
Rocket Raccoon 3 3 Custom(G,K,A,N) Eco-Terrorist/Freedom Fighter and Supplier Nimble Fingers, Intelligent for it's size, Cybernetic Augments, The Gun Bus Even
Pitty 'Grease Lightning' McShane 5 3 Gear Mechanic Cars, Mechanic, Drones, Hard to reach, Motorcycles, GoGanger, Aerial vehicles Even


Contact Position Connection Faction Rep Archetype Health Location
Solace Board Member 1 18 Church of all Faiths Bruised Touristville



In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

As mentioned, the drones he uses to interact are either anthro or four legged tanuki, and also his vehicles having an external striped paint job based on the raccoon dog; and also the insides of the vehicle.

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If Tanuki is ever seen in meat space, he is a five foot tall pale Japanese-American boy who favors blue jearns, t-shirts and has his black hair out to a shoulder length, with brown eyes, or in his Urban Explorer jumpsuit, greys and browns in a tanuki pattern, with the tanuki looking faced helmet. He's reluctant to take the helmet off, even indoors--mostly because of his allergy.

However, he is generally jacked into one of his drones (his Doberman being his favorite), which are standard drones with a modification to give them the look of his name sake: raccoon dog antromorphic (or large raccoon dogs, depending on the drone) animal traits.


Jeans, t-shirt, sneakers--if he has to go out, generally a large wide brimmed hat and his armored coat finish out the remainder of the outfit.

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