Was that just a coincidence?

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Was that just a coincidence?
Part of Artifact hunt
Status Threat Level: Extreme
Factions Involved
His Beardliness Belegar son of Gotrek son of Thor
Techno Rats the spliter group Black Lodge
Heart of the Tempest
The Incredible Behemoth
La Rapide
2xbig drones
Casualties and losses
all 1 dead and 1 handed over to Drako Foundation


The Runners are hired by Belegar to recover a stolen formula for an artifact. The Runners storm the hideout of the renegade Techno Rats and take out their new ex-soldier friends and some drones. They then have to deal with the buyer of the stolen goods, an aspirant of the Black Lodge.


Belegar receives an order from Sphinx to develop a formula designed to detect a special artifact. Sphinx helps him, but he doesn't have time for the tedious part of the work - he leaves that to Belegar. Belegar is able to finish the formula in time. Unfortunately, an aspirant of the Black Lodge gets wind of the matter and is of the opinion that if he gets hold of the formula he can possibly become a full member. Therefore, he and one of his Black Lodge colleagues hire some former UCAS soldiers who work with a splinter group of the Techno Rats to steal the formula. Belegar, who discovers the theft but has to deliver the formula to Sphinx in a day and a half, hires the runners to get the formula back. In the meantime, thanks to the Charon imitation, Sphinx is also informed about the Black Lodge's plan.

The Meet

The runner visit Belegar in his store. La Rapide who is still in France sends a Fly Spy over. Belegar explains his dilemma. He offers the Runners 30,000 Nuyen and a discount. Behemoth immediately tries to "capitalize" on the capitalist and is able to extract another 5000 Nuyen which are to be donated to an organization.

The Plan

Belegar shares the video footage of the burglary and the Runners discover a symbol on the FBA of one of the burglars. La Rapide does a matrix search and finds out that it is a patch of the Techno Rats, a larger gang that is active in the orc underground and specializes in stealing electronics. Behemoth immediately gets the idea to pay a visit to "The Dweller of the Tunnels". He can also give Behemoth more information about the Techno Rats and name a location of the gang in the orc underground. Behemoth decides without further ado to pay a visit to one of the locations. There she can talk to one of the members and gets the information that the thieves are probably an unpopular splinter group working with some brutal military types. Behemoth also gets the information where their hideout is (an old subway station in the Barrens that used to belong to the Cutters). The Runners make their way to the site together and Tempest, along with Scarecrow's Spirit, scouts the area. They are not stopped by magical barriers however a Rigger on the lower floor becomes aware and alerts the Black Lodge and sets off an alarm as a precaution. The runners simply decide to kick down the door of the facility and send a spirit to the rigger to knock him out.

The Run

The facility features a BGC with a manaspect for repairing electronics. Behemoth pulverizes the door and runs downstairs where she is met by drones and soldiers. On the way, she sets off a few booby traps, but this does not stop her. The others join Bemoth and while the runners take out the soldiers and drones, Scarecrow's ghost can take out the rigger one level below. After the fight the runners start to search for the formulas. They are surprised by the two Black Lodge aspirants who, together with their spirits, hit and envelop some of the Runners in a Mana Static Spell. The Runners manage to take out the new enemies together in a short time and Scarcrow uses a Mind Probe to scout out the survivors. After finding the box of Belegar's stuff, they head back and Behemoth unloads the Black Lodge aspirant at the Drako Foundation.


Back at Belegar, the Dwarf and an Elf (Sphinx) are waiting for the Runners. After a short conversation with La Rapide, Sphinx takes the formula and disappears. Raps advises Belegar not to do any more business with Sphinx.


  • 30.000 Nuyen - (15 RVP) and double of that for Magic Things up to AV 20
  • 5.000 Nuyen Nego money or donation to a group which than gives 5 CDP
  • 10 Karma (10 RVP)
  • 12 CDP (5 RVP)
  • +5 Draco Foundation Rep to Behemoth

Optional from above:

  • His Beardliness Belegar son of Gotrek son of Thor C2L3 (4 RVP)
  • Sphinx C8L1 (8 RVP or 16 CDP or a Combination)

The Incredible Behemoth:

  • Daredevil (6 RVP)


  • 2 Levels of Focus Concentration for (4 RVP or 8 RVP)

La Rapide:

  • Watch the suit (3 RVP)

Game Quotes

Player After Action Reports (AARs)

Heart of the Tempest

Ugh. I don't take Kami because of... last time, and I fucking regret it. Felt like I was moving through syrup, even with Betameth, and that aspect fucked with my spell. It was a nice chance to have a look around on the astral, though poking around a hostile place on the astral makes me bloody paranoid - nice to get a feel for the manasphere before charging in, though. Bloody Path of the Wheel lady for a teammate, but she was professional, and I can't ask for more than that.