CyberPunk 2170

Of Drugs and Busts - Episode 3


In the aftermath of the warehouse raid, it became apparent that not all the wet, squelchy, bullet-through-flesh sounds had been from inside the blanket shrouded cage. Consuela was in a crumpled, bloody heap; Nika panicked and dragged her away, repeating ‘not again, not again…’ A thick smear of blood left a clear indicator she’d gone back to the van.

Adeyemi was left in a sprawled mess on the floor with a serious leg wound. With Foxy and Ragnar’s aid, he hobbled to the cage, to find several bullet shredded bodies on gurneys, along with some basic medical supplies that survived the hail of gunfire. Directing his friends in what to do, his bleeding was stopped and the wound barely stabilised. A quick look-over the victims revealed the girl they’d been looking for was not there.

A quick recon of the upstairs found an open rec area and a sealed office. With Adeyemi’s leg wound too severe to allow a climb, instructions were passed back and forth about what to do with the discovered media recording suite. After working out it was not broadcasting or streaming elsewhere, Ragnar donkey-konged the server down to Adeyemi, who plucked out the ssd drives. A phone record showed one of the goons had made a call before joining the fight, ominously the caller ID just read ‘Boss’. This poor unfortunate turned out to be Mikael Kolat, so proof of his demise and identity were taken to claim the bounty.

One of the downstairs rooms was empty, however the other was a properly decked out surgical bay. Adeyemi attempted to bypass the maglock, to no avail. With time short the team made an exit through the bombed out section of the warehouse, just as headlights of a van lit up the loading bay. Making it to a rubbled warehouse nearby, they were reacquainted with the hoboes who’d been given Ragnar’s drugs. Trying to stay quiet, one of the gangers spotted the glow and made a line for the rubble.

Ragnar offered the hobos his remaining stash to make a distraction, one of whom stood up and was promptly his with a hail of bullets. His mate ran toward the ganger, veering to the side, unknowingly taking him right in front of the Red Dragon van. The team used the distraction to sneak from the rubble to Hobo Bob’s warehouse, with Ragnar channelling ancient vaudevillian traditions in doing so. Frank Spencer would have been proud. The sound of gunfire drew attention to the warehouse, and woman with a large red Mohawk had mown down the remaining hobo.

On getting in through the back of bob’s place, it quickly became apparent the van was gone. Hobo Bob explained that Consuela was bleeding out so Nika drove him off for medical treatment. Given the blood smear leading the bad guys right to his door, Bob was gearing up to go to ground. Seeing Adeyemi’s injury, he offered the team the use of his car.

From under a tarp, Bob produced a car clearly descended from a Volkswagen beetle. Despite its lack of windows, Mad Max-esque look and rust everywhere, Madam Foxy found it to be mechanically sound as it fired up. Adeyemi tucked into the back seat, taking the entire back to accommodate his injury, leaving Ragnar to take shotgun. Bob waved the guys goodbye as he bolted toward the river, and the team fired the car into overdrive. A wheel spin so shot issued forth, it sounded like Madam Foxy had run over a mouse.

A speeding turn out of the warehouse allowed a spray of bullets at the Red Dragons, none of which caused injury, but a few rounds had taken their toll on the car. One ganger managed to turn his mate into raspberry custard, however. The van loaded up and was in pursuit. Hobo bob’s beetle was no match for their van in speed, but was a little more manoeuvrable, so Foxy took several turns and back alleys to avoid the pursuing gang. After losing them for a few minutes, Ragnar spied a man in typical red dragon garb, talking on a vidphone to the red mohawked woman. He leaned out and flipped a double bird at the phone, and the team sped off.

A second Red dragon member spotted the car, and in an attempt to perform vehicular manslaughter, Foxy managed to clip the building. Ragnar’s head struck the building and he was dazed for a time, leaving it up to Adeyemi to dispatch the ganger.

With the game of cat and mouse well underway, the team decided to shadow the van for a time, until an opportunity to make a shot at the highway onramp became available. Turning some distance behind the van, they found themselves swarmed by 3 gangers on motorcycles. Armed with pistols, they managed to pepper the car with several rounds.
In an attempt to brake and cause a collision with a pursuer, Foxy fishtailed the beetle into a wall, again rendering Ragnar unconscious. Adeyemi shot the pursuer point blank in the face, while another had his gun arm blown off, his pistoled arm falling onto unconscious Ragnar’s lap.

A sharp turn got the car up on two wheels; luckily Adeyemi was able to shift his weight enough to tip it back down. Ragnar awoke and tried to shoot the remaining biker, accidentally triggering the gun in his lap and nearly blowing his own leg apart. Getting fed up, Foxy Deagled the remaining biker in the leg, through the car door, and sent him crashing.

The onramp was in sight now, and the team sped toward freedom. A rough roadblock had formed; 2 bikers and a van. A barrage of bullets followed, one biker sliding back on his bike and creating an opening for the beetle. Gunfire was traded but wasn’t particularly effective. The biker and the van gave chase, with the bike closing rapidly. He and Adeyemi drew a bead on each other, and in a fateful showdown, Adeyemi fired a dismembering shot into his leg, causing the biker to slide off his seat and presumably die.

The van closed soon after, with traded gunfire doing minimal damage. With Hobo Bob’s car having more holes than a wheel of Swiss cheese, Madam Foxy decided it was time for a showdown. An expert handbrake turn saw the beetle face down the van, and everyone who could go full auto, went full auto.

The van survived the hail of bullets intact, only to have the driver hit a pothole as he fired his Uzi. Somehow shooting himself in the leg, he recoiled his arm, sending the Uzi flying back into the cabin. The rapid bright flashes were a clear sign the Uzi had gone into death blossom mode, and the driver slumped over the wheel; the van began to fishtail and eventually rolled.

With the pursuit over, the team drove what was left of Hobo Bob’s Beetle towards more civilised parts, to seek medical treatment and find out where Nika went with Consuela…



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