A meeting is arranged between the team and Alpha Blue – Erin Scott. A shadowrunner herself, Erin wanted to hire the team to investigate the reasons for her brother’s assassination the night before. She believed that Multitech had arranged for her brother’s death due to a discovery he had made in regard to an optical chip in development. Their cleanup team was already in operation and time would be of the essence….
After some negotiation, a price of 15,000¥ each was agreed upon. She handed over all the information she had in regards to the chip and asked the team to locate the rest of the blueprints. She hopes that with this information she would be able to avenge her brother’s death and hurt Multitech.
The team split up, with Mirror and Patch heading out to the brother Neil’s office. Curly and Chips went to Vanian’s, the fence who asked Neil to investigate the blueprint of the chip in the first place.
Mirror and Patch found several personal items to return to Erin, as well as some data and clues about the work Neil was doing. They also found a bomb in the office, which Mirror was able to disarm. Once it was safe, he decided to keep the explosives.
Curly and Chips found a couple of dead bodies at Vanian’s, and enough clues to lead them to believe that they were Yakuza – and associated with Vanian. They were also able to locate Vanian’s home address. On the way out, however, they encountered a merc named Clean Steve. He had a team of hitters with him, but he seemed more interested in talking to Curly and Chips. He seemed particularly interested in who hired them and what they had found. They didn’t give him any information, which seemed to frustrate him. He made nothing of it, however, and left them a card so that they could contact him through the owner of Club Nosferatu, Caine.
The team met up again afterwards and shared their information. There was a brief discussion of how to proceed and they all agreed that they next had to go to Vanian’s home.
-chip designer was Dutch Donovan
-murder was committed at the corner of Leopold and Loeb