People - Personae of Note
|Akio Hamada (Male Japanese human,
Pachinko Operator, Nishidon-gumi) - Akio is slightly shorter
than average and slim from long hours and small meals. A cigarette
perpetually hangs from his mouth, though he rarely seems aware
of it except when he knocks some hot ashes loose during speech.
He dresses in black pants, shoes, apron, and tie; glasses
with thick black rims; a white shirt; and a shiny black visor;
all of average quality. Akio works in Redmond as a Pachinko
operator for the Nishidon-gumi to pay the bills. He was forced
to make a choice in life and he decided it was better to toil
for the Yakuza than aggravate them. He does not think of himself
as a devout kobun, but rather just another sarariman,
albeit for an unusual company. As a result, he often goes
unnoticed and hears far more than his employers suspect.
|B.A. (Female Hispanic human, Combat Wolf
Shaman) - The first thought that immediately comes to mind
is do not frag with this woman. She looks tough, muscular,
and willing to take on anyone around her. Her ice-blue eyes
go well with her spiky bright white hair. She wears a leather
necklace of teeth and claws; a tan long coat with a stylized
wolf's head on the back, and a black formfitting shirt and
pants that end in heavy duty, steel-toed biker boots. Although
generally scowling, she is still a modestly attractive woman.
B.A. is short for "Bitch Alpha", a self-assigned
moniker that BA strives to live up to. She does not take drek
from anyone and she'll sooner manabolt someone than talk to
them. She is often fond of demanding or yelling "submit"
to those that confront or oppose her, both in and out of battle.
In spite of this, she does have a small cluster of hanger-ons
that flock to her when she is not at work. Not quite a gang
per se, although she does take care of them to an extent as
if they were her "pack" and they will generally
stand with her.
Bagger McTeague (Male Caucasian
human, Fixer): Bagger has an average build, but is obviously
well muscled. Tattoos suggest prison time, as does his wary
gaze and hard look. He keeps his black hair just above his
shoulders and wears a short goatee. He wears jeans and a
sleeveless armored denim vest over a black T-shirt on which
his emblazoned a silver jolly roger. A small steel hoop
ear ring and smoldering cigarette complete the look. Bagger
has been tempered into a resilient human and doesn't get
phased readily by "tough guy" acts; on the contrary,
he finds them uproariously funny. He helps ex-cons find
work of all sorts, especially shadowrunning. Bagger can
call up half a dozen otugh thugs within twenty or thirty
minutes at just about any time. For the most part, his main
occupation is being a Fixer.
|Big Frank (Male Mulato Ork, Rigger)
- Frank is a broad-shouldered ork. His mulato complexion is
light and his features are primarily Caucasian. Frank's vehicle
of choice is an armored van. It is rigged and equipped with
photovoltaic chameleon paint.
|Binary Bob, a.k.a. Binary Bill (Male
human Decker) - He is a hands-off guy that does all of his
work and interactions via the Matrix.
|Blake Mills (Male
African-American dwarf, Ares Quartermaster) - Blake loves
his job at Ares and his small pot belly tells the tale that
it's an easier life than he used to have. He still maintains
the grooming of an active duty soldier and his clothes are
pressed crisply. Like many honorably discharged vets, Blake
fell into his job at Ares Macrotechnology headquarters in
Bellevue. It didn't hurt that he was a Special Forces Weapons
Sergeant. Blake manages to make a little extra cred on the
side by refurbishing disposed weapons and commissioning free
lancers to test out new weapons systems.
|Brad Healey, a.k.a."Slipstream"
(Street Mage, human): Slipstream grew up on the streets of
Seattle and went to MITT on scholarship, later returning to
Seattle to work as a Shadowrunner. Slipstream knows some more
|Captain Flinn (Female human,
Naval Intelligence Officer) - Flinn's job sounds glamorous,
but the day-to-day reality is that she oversees the processing
of hundreds of Mp of data on shipping traffic and reports
on the movements of the intelligence operatives of Salish-Shidhe,
Japanese Imperial State, California Free State, Aztlan, and
Tsimshian. She may not be Jane Bond, but she knows the biz
backwards and forwards, and she may have a number for Mr.
Bond. She doesn't deal much in freebies though, so come prepared
to pay with cash or valuable paydata, preferably the latter.
|Cletus (Male Caucasian dwarf, Barfly
at Dusty Trail Saloon) - Cletus
is an average-sized dwarf that often wears a frumpy business
suit that is crumpled enough to make it hard to define the
quality of the suit. He has straight dark brown hair that
is generally matted down in patches on his head, from sleeping
on his arm, a table, etc. His brown eyes are generally bloodshot
and glossy. Cletus is passed out on his table at the Saloon
about half of the time. The other half of the time, he is
drinking steadily and rambling with minimal coherence. Cletus
can be a valuable source of information though, as most people
|Dee (Male Vampiric troll, Thug) - A Dzoo
Noo Qua (troll infected with Human Metahuman Vampiric Virus)
that lives with a group of human vampires below Downtown Seattle.
|Detective Whitley (Male Caucasian
human, Lonestar Detective) - Short brown tousled hair and
a small goatee frame an interrogative and suspecting face.
He wears average-quality business clothes topped by a light
grey trenchcoat and finished with well worn athletic dress
shoes. Roger Whitley is a detective with Lonestar, downtown
division. He works hard and he usually gets his man. He doesn't
unduly hassle metas. The only real problem is that he can
|Digit (Male Japanese human, Decker)
- A wiz decker and avid conspiracy theorist. His real name
is Kazuhiro Takagi, although few people other than his mother
know that. He generally meets people via the matrix.
|Doc Rutger (Male German ork, Street
Doc) - Donald wears a white long sleeve dress shirt, with
the sleeves rolled up; jeans; sturdy tan walking shoes, and
a stethoscope. Occasionally he wears an open doctor's smock
over his clothes. Donald is an ork street doctor for the Ork
Underground and lives downside as well. Donald considers shadowrunning
a necessary evil. He will generally treat anyone that comes
in his door, but humans and shadow runners may have to wait
longer, as he feels both are more trouble than they are worth.
|Dr. Blake Farthing, a Historian
of Magic at Seattle University. Special interests include
the History of Insect Magic.
|Dr. Curtis Olin (Male Caucasian human;
Magic Professsor) - Dr. Olin is a human with a medium build
and a slight paunch. He is in his early forties and avoids
a mid-life crisis by being bound completely to his research.
His light brown hair is graying, thinning, and balding on
his crown, but he lanaces it with a full beard. As a full
Professor of Applied Magic at the University of Washington,
he has little opportunity to perform research himself, but
maintains a great breadth of knowledge of the field. His work
focuses on Astral Biology, which brings in a lot of funding
from manobiological grants. Current research topics include
the effects of Beta Strain-III on metahumans (including Ghouls).
|Dr. Francis d'Lorian (Research Mage,
Elf): Francis d'Lorian, elf mage, professor at University
of Seattle, researcher working on theories of drain, makes
trips into Tir Tairngire to visit family from time to time.
Very knowledgeable and maintains a sophisticated lab and hermetic
|Dr. Shem (Male Anglo human, DocWagon
Trauma Surgeon) - Dr. Shem has an average build, short black
hair, and medium blue eyes. He wears glasses as an affectation.
"I think they go with my smock better." He relocated
from England to Seattle for medical school and never looked
back. He secured funding for his education from DocWagon in
return for a four-year obligation. Once the time was up, he
stayed on. He currently works in the DocWagon facility owned
by Cross Biomedical, located in Renton.
T'Larra (Female Hispanic elf, Fixer) - Felicia is, simply
put, an attractive hispanic woman, but she combines it with
a strangely down-to-earth demeanor; the combination can
skillfully lay low racial bias. Her clothing varies wildly,
from honest street to cutting edge corporate. Her past is
somewhat of a mystery. She showed up on the Seattle street
scene with a talent for knowing who to talk to and what
to say, and quickly got into the business of putting the
right people in touch with each other. Fox is a social chameleon,
hob-nobbing with Corp suits in the afternoon and belting
down drinks while watching Urban Brawl in the evening. She
doesn't seem to need the money she makes as a fixer, so
some speculate that she enjoys either the excitement or
the feeling that she's "slumming", but she still doesn't
give her services away for free.
Locations - Bellevue (Home), Downtown, Redmond (Touristville
only), Puyallup (Puyallup city only)
|Firugi Vespuci(Magic Fixer,
Elven Male) - Firugi Vespuci focuses on getting magical people
and formulae, but knows who to talk to for magical goods.
Meets folks in Firenze's. He dislikes
the Mafia due to their prejudice against metahumans and magic
(and for the bad name they give good Italians like himself).
He is a xenophile and loves the strange.
|Fox (Tribal Male human, Magic Fixer) -
Fox is obviously Tribal, but he is also obviously cultured.
His well-tailored suit is made in earth tones and the jacket
is natural leather with fringes. He has long straight black
hair with a sheen that can only be accomplished by meticulous
care and expensive hair products. His voice is deep and devoid
of any accent. Fox is very calm and even when he speaks. Fox
deals primarily with helping Awakened people make contacts,
get specialty equipment, and secure jobs. He has a good reputation
which means he will not carelessly fence any magic bauble
that comes his way.
|Frank (Male Korean-American dwarf, Bartender)
- Frank is a balding middle-aged man that works at Gargoyle's
Roost. He is heavily built, but most of his mass has turned
soft with age and inactivity. He is somewhat dour and usually
answers the complaints of patrons with his own, greater complaints.
|Glide (Male Amerindian elf, Mercenary)
- Glide is a lean elf of average height with a dark tan and
weathered skin. Long straight black hair hangs down to the
middle of his back, and his black eyes calmly scan his environment.
A small smooth stone hangs on a leather thong around his neck.
Glide served in a Ranger unit in the UCAS military as a point
man. He is quiet, graceful, and soft-spoken. He performs merc
work occasionally, but is reluctant to enter the shadows.
|Grande Jacques (Male Franco
dwarf, DocWagon Rigger) - Jacques can best be described as
the short, overweight, uncouth cousin of Maurice Chevalier
(no relation). He has a perpetual 3-day beard and his jumpsuit
often looks as though he slept in it. Even his jack ports
look a little grimy. However, Jacques has excellent job security
and his employers tend to overlook his substandard appearance,
because he is a very skilled vehicle Rigger. Jacques logs
equal time in standard ambulance runs and DocWagon's High
Threat Response teams. His expertise lies in ground vehicles
and rotocraft. He speaks often of the woes of his job and
often drops his catch phrase, "I should have been a lumberjack".
Jacques operate out of the DocWagon facilities in Renton,
owned by Cross Biomedical.
|Gunbunny (Female Indian-American
troll, Mercenary) - Gunbunny is an unusual site. She is a
hulking giant of an Indian troll. Her black hair is fashioned
in a short mohawk, which goes well with her gold nose ring.
She has an affable demeanor, ready smile, and friendly brown
eyes. Her parents immigrated to Seattle from the Punjab region
of India, easily earning a visa for their research work in
genetically modified foods. When their daughter goblinized,
they took it in stride and used their influence to make sure
she enjoyed a good life. Gunbunny grew up proud of the UCAS
and eagerly served in the military. With her mass, she was
guided towards heavy weapons training and she took to it well.
Gunbunny does some occasional mercenary work, but prefers
to make her money with some low-profile bodyguard and bouncer
work, usually at Digital Ducats.
Henry "Little Cub" Whitefeather
(Male Amerindian human; Tribal Elder) - Little Cub is in
his early 70's, but is still a huge man in good health.
He wears light brown leathers in a classic tribal fashion.
His long silver-gray hair reaches to the middle of his back
and is held into a loose mane by a turquoise and silver
band that hangs at about shoulder level. Henry lives in
Salish lands, and is a practicing Bear Shaman. Henry has
somewhat dim view of Seattle, but less so than is typical
of the Salish. Rumor has it that his son, Hound, is an Adept
that works in the shadows of Seattle.
|Hochaka (Male Amerindian ork, Smuggler)
- Hochaka has an angular face with two small tusks that barely
poke up from his lip. He generally wears a tan jacket and
pants and his brown hiking boots are often muddy and/or covered
in ash. He travels in a slightly older model of Ford Americar
with a factory standard Patriot Blue paint job. Hochaka, or
simply Hocha, is a member of the Cascade Ork tribe. He lives
on the Seattle side of the border, in Puyallup. He is a smuggler
through and through. He keeps better tabs on the border than
he does his own family. He's gone native to an extent and
favors his life in Puyallup over the lifestyle he has at "home"
in the NAN.
|Hongwei Zhu (Male Chinese ork,
Sze-Kau in The Yellow Lotus Triad) - Hongwei would willingly
die for his shan chu or his officers. The Yellow Lotus
was his ticket out of the cesspools of Puyallup. He passed
the rituals and now he walks the streets of Loveland well-equipped
and well-connected. His only aspiration is to serve his Triad
and rise up through the ranks. He hopes to be a hung kwan
someday, but he has a long way to go. He currently handles
protection for many of the prostitution rackets in Loveland,
most notably, Madame Lee's
|Hoss Bigalow (Male Texan ork,
Bartender/Pistoleer) - Hoss is a big man with broad shoulders,
a ready smile, that generally wears an immaculate ensemble
of jeans, white dress shirt, black boots, black belt with
a silver and turquoise belt buckle, and a white cowboy hat.
Many expect him to goblinize into an ork any day. Well, the
fact is that he is an ork, but long ago he had cosmetic surgery
performed and now he looks more human than some humans. His
teeth and jaw are still a little larger than normal, but the
people he deals with are not really picky about such things.
Hoss is an advocate of pistol and rifle marksmanship. When
he is not running his bar, Dusty
Trail Saloon, he is tirelessly organizing the next pistol
competition. Hoss is an easygoing guy, but will not tolerate
riff raff in his bar. Over the entrance to his bar a plaque
states, Be Polite or Be Gone.
|Ivan "Crazy Ivan" Shevchenko
(Russian male human, Mafia Lieutenant) - Ivan Shevchenko,
or Vanya to his family. He is a mid-level thug in La Familia
for a low-level crime boss named Vincenzo Totti. When he isn't
out partying at various clubs around the Seattle Metroplex,
he can be found at "Totti's", an upscale Italian
restaurant run by Totti. Ivan is wired and enjoys a reputation
of being unpredictable in his rage and sadistic in his punishment
to those who cross Totti. His cyber enhancements are explicit
in their purpose to inflict pain.
|Ivar J. Lindstrom - Mayor of
Downtown Seattle 2050-2058. Governor of Seattle 2059-Present.
Jack "Calibre" Callabra
(Male Italian-American human, Armorer) - Jack is a short
skinny human with a thick mustache and short black hair
that he parts to one side. He generally wears a dress shirt
and slacks, even when working, though he will usually wear
a shop apron at such time. A pair of jeweller's glasses
are within arm's reach, if not perched atop his head. Jack
was a leading weapons R&D staff at a corporation that
tried to take his designs and blame him for the theft. Jack
turned to the mob but quickly worked off the favor. Now
he is a favorite of mafioso that appreciate fine guns, as
well as a wide variety of others.
|Jaeger (Male Caucasian human, Mercenary)
- Jaeger is a hard man and he looks it. Squinting gaze, guttural
speech, and a skull tattooed on his neck. His blond hair is
close-cropped and his cybereyes are stylized skulls on a black
background. He joined the military so he could kill people
for his country. The only problem was that he did not get
enough opportunities. Jaeger actively seeks out mercenary
work and when he can't track that down, he will pick up shadow
work to keep him busy. If you want them alive, don't send
Jared Connelly (Male Caucasian
human, Fixer) - Jared is an older man with pepper-gray hair,
a square jaw, and gray eyes. Jared is average height (5'
10") with an average physique. His clothes are nice,
but usually out of date. Jared is often found chewing on
an almost burnt out cigar and drinking soy beer at a bar
called Moon's Shine. Jared focuses on fencing goods and
helping would-be shadowrunners get into the biz.
|Jie "Johnny" Wong
(Male Chinese-American human, Payoff Commander for The Yellow
Lotus Triad) - Johnny wears a conservative, well-tailored
Actioneer armored suit, preferring the long coat to the jacket.
He wears simple but expensive sunglasses. Johnny is a hard
worker that clawed his way up from Gang Member through initiative
and a knack for leadership. Now he is a Payoff Commander,
a.k.a. Cho Hai or "Grass Sandal". He grew up in
a Puyallup neighborhood with a mixture of illegal Chinese
immigrants and metahumans. His street cred with the metas
on the streets has made him even more valuable in the heavy
metahuman recruitment efforts made by his Triad. Johnny's
duties focus mostly on overseeing recruitment and smuggling
operations, to include some Cascade Ork connections.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Male
Anglo human, Decker) - One look at him tells you why he
has a moniker of a song sung by Mick Jagger. Except for
the ports in his skull, he is the spitting image - tall,
lean, emaciated, and some of the biggest fraggin' lips you've
ever seen on a human. Jack is usually found wearing some
loud party shirt, generally with picture of drinks women,
and other festivities. A pair of black and white tiger-striped
sunglasses and a ubiquitous glass of liquor complete the
picture. Jack loves three things, the Matrix, defeating
IC, and women. The first two make him a lot of meny, and
the third takes just as much, minus drinks. Jack is a freelancer,
but due to a bad past experience, he will not work for the
Yakuza. He is unlikely to even work for someone of obvious
Japanese ethnicity, just to be safe.
|Kim (Male Korean human, Decker) - A decker
with Seoulpa Ring ties. Kim prefer the relative safety of
the Matrix to that of the physical world, but he has been
known to do some hands on work, in which case he will probably
be hanging out in Puyallup. Kim is a short man with close-cropped
black hair that spikes naturally from his head. He keeps the
skin near his jack ports bare. He wears absurdly baggy black
pants and a rusty-orange oversized armor jacket with dramatically
ribbed padding in the shoulders that runs down the lapels.
His deck has a matte gun metal color, which matches his industrial-looking
gun metal goggle-shades.
|Kitsune (Male Japanese-Chinese human,
Electronics Expert) - Seiji "Kitsune" Nakamura is
a human male of average stature and appearance. His features
reflect a predominantly Japanese heritage. His only apparent
cyberware are a datajack and chip jack ports in his temples.
He is quite talkative and friendly. He works out of his storefront,
"Buddha Provides", a legitimate electronics shop. Kitsune
is married with children and he distances his family from
his shadier work as much as he can.
Knuckles Muldoon (Male
Irish-American ork, Ganger) - Knuckles is an average-sized
ork with a crooked nose that has clearly suffered from numerous
blows to his face. His black hair is usually sheared down
to a stubble, which is covered with an olive drab cravat
tied down over his scalp. His top half of his left tusk
has been replaced with black plastic. "Knuckles" is a member
of the Ragers, a mostly Orkish thrill gang based out of
Tacoma [NS 47]. Although the Ragers are not a go-gang, Knuckles
owns a Honda Viking and is reasonably proficient a riding
|Lara Brown (Female Anglo dwarf,
Talismonger, Bear Shaman) - She has an unusually lithe body
for a dwarf and medium length auburn hair pulled into a ponytail.
Aside from a scrimshaw bear brooch on her casual business
clothes, there is little indication that she is a Bear Shaman.
Lara maintains a small shop in Tacoma called Gentle
Ben's. She has some history with the Ork Underground.
Lara does offer healing services as well.
Larissa "Lari" Valdez (struggling
Investigative Reporter, Downtown Seattle) - Lari is an attractive
young human woman with little obvious cyberware. She keeps
fit and dresses well, with the hopes that she can land a
job with one of the local trid news services. Lari struggles
to earn enough cred to account for the young professional
reporter lifestyle she tries to live. She has been known
to endanger herself in pursuit of the "scoop" she needs
pave the way for her career.
|Leonardo (Male Caucasian human, Armorer)
- Jimmy "Bang Bang" Sloane is something of a mechanical
genius. Fortunately for the street folks, he has directed
those talents into weaponsmithing, and in spite of his older
moniker, he works on all weapons. Jimmy is a wisp of man,
with a youthful appearance that belies the intelligence in
his eyes and skill in his hands. His sloppy brown hair and
unkempt appearance are a side-effect of his nigh manic dedication.
His shop is located in the basement of a storage facility.
He is rather reclusive, interacting with his customers that
visit his shop via a bank teller style sliding box. A large
bald gray-skinned troll named Rock is often in the shop.
|Lieutenant Jackson (Female
Hispanic human, UCAS Military Police, Ft. Lewis) - Rosa is
somewhat muscular and sports a close-cropped but feminine
hairstyle, shaved on the side but shaped into a plume on top,
a plume that is usually pinned down on duty. Rosa Jackson's
father was an MP and she followed in his foot steps. She has
a good record and was brought to Ft. Lewis recently to help
in the ongoing battle to stop the Mafia from taking root on
the base. She is passionate about her work, believing that
her Father's mysterious death was mob-related.
|Luke (Male Caucasian ork, Mechanic) -
Luke is a big, corn-fed farm boy that came to the big city
looking for adventure and fortune. He has sandy blond hair,
a sparse beard, and perpetually oily coveralls. He quickly
fell into the mechanic business, following a natural aptitude.
Now he does a lot of illegal modification work.
| Kairen (Male Japanese human,
Yakuza Wakagashira-Hosa) - Mako is a skilled and obedient wakagashira-hosa (underling
of the second in command, the wakagashira). His faith
and devotion to his Oyabun burns with the white-hot purity
of ancient tradition. Mako considers Japanese humans as the
only "civilized humans". He battles constantly
to keep his wakagashira on track, working to insure
that the "Korean mistake" is not repeated and that
metas do not pollute the clan. As a young kobun Mako
exacted a liberal amount of violence and intimidation against
|Malcom West (Male Caucasian human)
- Malcolm is a skilled surgeon with a singular flair for
augmentations. He was a legitimate surgeon until he conducted
a few too many cyberware experiments without proper approval.
It was nothing sinister and no one was actually hurt, but
a colleague with a political axe to grind used it to get
him kicked out of his private practice and blacklisted in
professional circles. Although he resents the series of events
that drove him into being a street doc, the doubling of his
income and ready access to very dangerous people that like
him has eased the pain. As for the doctor that wronged him...well,
he was party to a personal cyberware demonstration.
|Mako Kairen (Male Japanese human,
Yakuza Wakagashira-Hosa) - Mako is a skilled and obedient
wakagashira-hosa (underling of the second in command,
the wakagashira). His faith and devotion to his Oyabun
burns with the white-hot purity of ancient tradition. Mako
considers Japanese humans as the only "civilized humans".
He battles constantly to keep his wakagashira on track,
working to insure that the "Korean mistake" is not
repeated and that metas do not pollute the clan. As a young
kobun Mako exacted a liberal amount of violence and
intimidation against the "uncivilized".
|Maksim Kalinsky (Male Russian
Elf, Military Fixer) - Kalinsky's lean frame is usually clad
in black leathers and reeks of cigarettes. He is not very
talkative man and tends to get right to business. Kalinsky
is a professional, but mercenary, Fixer who works out of Ft.
Lewis and sells "misplaced" military equipment on
the black market. He performs most of his work out of a storage
facility in Ft. Lewis, accompanied by anywhere from 2-4 visible
guards. He only hires ex-military.
|Marilyn Schultz - Governor
of Seattle, 2050-2058.
|Mashida-Gumi (Yakuza-gumi, Shotozumi-rengo)
- The Mashida-gumi is the most martial gumi in the Shotozumi-rengo.
When diplomacy fails, Hanzo knows that he can call upon Ryuji
Mashida, the oyabun of Mashida-gumi, to take more extreme
measures. Mashida-gumi has spilled a lot of blood from Mafia,
Seuolpa, and Triad soldiers, and stands ready to spill more.
They take a lot of casualties, in spite of their skilled soldiers,
but their glorious battles draw more would-be Kumi-in into
the fray, like moths to the flame.
|Michael Woo (Male Chinese human,
Accounts/Matrix Commander for the Eighty Eights Triad) - Michael
is an Accounts/Matrix Commander, a.k.a. Pak Tsz Sin or "White
Paper Fan". He is a competent decker, sporting some of
the cyberwear that marks him as a member of a Triad that has
shed some its taboos against technology and cyberwear so that
is can keep up with its underworld competitors. Michael dislikes
getting his hands dirty and is very comfortable with his position.
|Midnight Sun (Female Japanese
human, Shotozumi-rengo Yakuza Geisha/Ninja) - Midnight Sun
works to protect the interests of the Shotozumi-rengo in the
sokaiya (Yakuza-corporation operations). She is proficient,
loyal, obedient, beautiful, and deadly; and seemingly content
with the hard-core conservatism of her Oyabun.
|Mishei (Female Japanese-American human,
Bartender at Kyoto Dawn) - Mishei was born and raised in Seattle,
but is quite adept at maintaining a Japanese accent to help
provide ambiance for the customers of Kyoto
Dawn, where she works as a Bartender. She is generally
affable and soft-spoken. Mishei is slightly taller than average
and her long straight black hair is usually pulled up into
an attractive swirl with decorative chopsticks. She usually
wears a long dark dress.
|Misho (Male Japanese human, Decker)
- Misho is a physically unimpressive man. He is short, stoop-shouldered,
and clumsy. His eyes generally have bags under them to some
degree. He has two datajacks, a temple port for decking and
a temporal port for rigging. Most of this is moot, though,
as he interacts primarily via the Matrix, where he is a tall
muscular figure like his favorite anime Yakuza gangsters.
Misho plays the field and his skills usually sell at prices
only the big boys can afford. He works for Mitsuhama, Shiawases,
Wuxing, Yamatetsu, and all of the Yakuza; he has a soft spot
for working with the Yakuza, mostly because he does not know
enough about them to shatter his romantic image of them.
|Moon - The trollish proprietor of Moon's
Shine. Patrons say he is chromed. Those that are familiar
with cyberware can see the sheaths for cyberspurs in his arms,
even they are retractable, as well as the datajack and chipjack
in his head. His eyes are black and his irises are silver-gray
and somewhat misshapen such that they each appear to be inward
facing crescent moons; they are not cybered that way, just
a strange mutation. Aside from that he is fraggin' big and
a lot more agile than you would expect him to be for his size
[appeared in Campaign 1, Run 0
and Campaign 1, Run 1].
|Mr. Kowalsky (Male Caucasian human,
Mr. Johnson) - Kowalsky has a medium build, short light brown
hair that is neatly groomed and parted on one side, and a
clean-shaven modestly handsome face. He has an air of quiet
determination about him and speaks in a very soft, rolling
fashion. He always wears a conservative, yet high quality
suit and is accompanied by a human sammy and a trollish magician.
Kowalsky contracts work for Ares Macrotechnology, and he generally
does not hide that fact from those he hires. Kowalsky has
a good rep for delivering on his promises as well as his threats.
He generally works out of Puyallup, but can be seen all over
the Seattle metroplex. His hiring preferences lean towards
ex-military types, a side effect of working for Ares.
|Mr. Saito (Male Japanese human, Mr.
Johnson) - Mr. Saito is taller than average and a little overweight.
He is usually smiling and overly gracious and accommodating.
He is accompanied by a homely but fit Japanese woman that
never speaks as she continuously surveys her surroundings.
|Ms. Fung (Female Chinese-American elf,
Mr. Johnson) - Ms. Fung is a slim, attractive woman. Her elf
attributes are somewhat subdued, although she has the typical
height of an elf. She tends to wear a business suit that accentuates
her body and the latest tres chic glasses. Ms. Fung caters
to a number of corporations and also brokers some outside
work for the Triads.
|Nagoro Shimadzu (Male Japanese
human, Yakuza Underling, Shotozumi-rengo) Nagoro is a well-dressed
Japanese man in a classically styled black suit with a thin
necktie. His hair is slicked neatly back on his head and his
face is smooth and healthy except for a tiny scar below his
right eye. His black eyes carry an air of hierarchical aloofness.
Nagoro is a wakagashira-hosa for the Mashida-gumi.
At any given time, he oversees about thirty other yakuza operatives,
mostly kumi-in (soldiers). He primarily resolves street-level
problems for the corporations that the rengo engages in it's
sokaiya operations. He is a firm believer in the traditional
values of the Yakuza and will usually have a kumi-in handle
and subcontracting that needs to be given to gaijin barbarians.
|Panzer (Male German dwarf, Ganger in
Rolling Thunder) Panzer is a
bulldozer in the Puyallup-based Rolling Thunder gang. He is
a hulking mass of muscle, for a dwarf. He is crude, unattractive,
and vicious, which makes him perfect for his job. His preferred
weapon is a heavy chain. Although Rolling Thunder is a go-gang,
Panzer generally rides in a pickup and handles "boarding
|Paul Cabretti (Male Italian-American
human, Caporegime for the Bigio Family) - Paul is a short
man that usually wears dress slacks, expensive dress shoes,
a sport jacket, and a brightly-colored shirt. His short black
hair is usually slicked back and he sports a thin vandyke.
He works as a caporegime, organizing a section of street level
operations in Auburn district, for the Bigio Family. Paul
uses a variety of resources, but is known for recruiting from
the numerous small gangs in the area. Like any good caporegime,
he is very hands on and will not hesitate to get his hands
dirty if the job calls for it.
|Pogo (Male Mulatto human, Biker in The
Bombers) - Pogo is a lean man with tight cropped hair
that is generally matted down with the classic "helmet
hair" style. He favors a black long coat with a wide
angled stripe cutting across the torso and legs. The pattern
matches his bike, a Harley-Davidson Electroglide, and when
he rides it, the effect of the matching color scheme is striking.
Pogo earns his name for his penchant of making jumps on his
bike and popping wheelies all too often. Of course, the rigging
Pusan Ring - a Seoulpa Ring
operating out of a tiny hamlet in Puyallup called Little
Pusan [featured in Campaign
1, Run 2].
- Mother - an Asian woman of mixed ethnicity. She is the
head of the group.
- Shinjo - a man of mixed Asian and Caucasian ethnicity.
- Lim - a Korean man. He would rather be in charge, but
is not willing to directly betray Mother or Shinjo.
|Redrum (Male Caucasian troll, Ganger
in Ragin' Apes) - Redrum wears a
T-shirt emblazoned with Wake up! It's time to die!
as well as few sprays and drops of blood of various age. His
armor jacket is dark red and his denims also show bloodstains.
Redrum is a mentally unhealthy young man whose energies have
been harnessed by the Ragin' Apes. Redrum is flat out psychopathic.
He takes great pleasure in killing people up close and is
wanted on multiple charges. If he did not have a nigh slavish
devotion to the gang, they would probably kill him just to
be safe. As it is, he is a very effective tool of enforcement
|Riji Saito (Male Japanese human,
Yakuza Kumi-in, Nishidon-gumi) - Riji is slightly taller and
broader than average for his Japanese ethnicity. He is the
picture of a Yakuza Soldier. His sharkskin suit is well tailored
with a slight flare at the shoulders. His eyes are hidden
behind thin, visor sunglasses, and his left pinkie finger
is missing a joint. Riji is occasionally tasked with hiring
outsiders to resolve matters in Redmond and Puyallup that
might soil the hands of his Oyabun and gumi.
|Robin Tanner (Female Hispanic
human, Street Doc/Veterinarian) - Robin is a round slightly
overweight woman with medium length brown hari that is generally
spilling out from a hastily formed bun on the back of her
head. She is usually found in scrubs and a dirty white doctor's
coat. Robin is a street doc with veterinarian training. She
makes a decent human doc, but here specialty and first love
is taking care of animals. Awakened, diseased, cybered, you
name it; if it's a critter, odds are that she has taken care
of it. She is somewhat zealous about protecting animals and
has a few specimens roaming about her clinic that most people
would generally kill to be safe. Robin's clinic is located
in an one of the abandoned power plants on the lava plains
of Hell's Kitchen.
|Ryuji Mashida (Male Japanese
human, Yakuza Oyabun, Mashida-gumi, Shotozumi-rengo) - Ryuji
is tall for his ethnicity and has a square athletic build
that has been softened by age and fattened slightly by success.
He is still a physically imposing presence, known during his
days as a young Kumi-in as "Tetsubo" after his preferred
weapon of enforcement and intimidation. Those days are long
past, although he still trains with his favored weapon and
a collection of various tetsubo hang over his grand daisho.
Ryuji grew up cracking many gaijin heads, but now he is an
oyabun and he oversees a variety of endeavors to include rengo
sokaiya, prostitution in eastern Downtown, and regular engagements
keeping competing organized crime elements at bay. When uncertain,
he favors violence to resolve problems. He aspires to being
honorable, but he victory comes first.
Sam "Screeching Owl" Longwalker
(Male Amerindian human; Guide) - Sam looks like a very average
Amerindian man in his late twenties. He wears classic tribal
clothes and his shoulder-length black hair is wound tightly
in a braid. The memorable trait aobut Sam is his piercing
intense gaze and his tendency towards nigh-apocalyptic speech.
The fact is, he is an eco-terrorits that is rabidly dedicated
to "reclaiming Mother Earth from the predations of
the Corporations", though only his cohorts and close
friends are aware of this hobby. Sam has a few funding sources,
but he also works as a guide for primitive nature trails.
When working as a guide, another side of Sam emerges as
his energy manifests in the guise of a passionate naturalist
and teacher that hopes to inspire others to appreciate nature.
|Sawbones (Female African-American
Elf, Street Doc) - Sawbones is rather average looking for
an Elf, which means she's still more attractive than most
people, although her dark brown skin is somewhat weathered
from an active outdoors lifestyle consisting of weekends in
the woods of the NAN. Her black hair is straight with a single
red ribbon intertwined within it; a nonsequitor with the rest
of her pragramtic attire which usually consists of sensible
shoes, a stethoscope, light blue scrubs, and a labcoat. Sawbones
is an ex-military trauma surgeon. While stationed at Ft. Lewis,
she moonlighted at street clinics in the Seattle area and
it got under her skin. When her next term finished, she left
the service to work full time as a street doc in Tacoma.
Harris (Male Caucasian human; Lone Star Cop) - Brad Harris
is a slovenly, overweight human who avoids hard work as
much as possible, and it shows. His complexion is unhealthy
and his jowls are chubby enough to threaten his job security.
But Brad does not have to worry about employment, as he
is pinned behind a desk by his own accord. He has a degenerative
nerve condition that has robbed him of the use of his legs
and has the option of medically retiring if the job ever
becomes too boring. Brad is generally an honest cop, but
is willing to accept "gratuities" for tips and
leads. He will not do anything completely criminal, but
can be talked out of useful information that crosses his
|Sergeant Bob (Male Mulatto dwarf,
Armorer) - Sergeant Bob is an ex-military armorer. The story
is that he mustered out at Ft. Lewis and set up shop in Loveland
so he could pursue his two favorite past times "fixing
guns and chasing whores". He sometimes complains that
Dwarves get shoved into technical jobs because of a racial
stereotype as tinkerers, but he readily admits that in his
case, the stereotype is accurate. Bob works out of a mobile
gunsmithing shop that he maintains in a Bulldog Security Stepvan.
|Sharkey (Dwarven male; Fixer) - Sharkey
knows every nook and cranny of the shoreline between Everett
and Salish-Shidhe, or at least he claims to. What is certain
is that he knows smugglers and their biz. He can pick up some
very strange items and sometimes needs hired help to steal,
pickup, and/or deliver items. If it moves into or out of Everett's
docks, Sharkey probably knows about it.
|Silver (Female Samoan human, Dolphin
Shaman; Tacoma District) - Silver is known for being a little
to nice for the shadows, but few people argue when she pulls
them back from the brink of death. She spends a lot of spare
time helping local orphanages.
|Simone Gray(Female Grecian human,
Magic Fixer) - Simone is a curvaceous brunette with a short,
trendy haircut, olive complexion, an armored and stylish black
pant suit, and emerald green sunglasses. She carries a small
titanium purse shaped like a seashell that also functions
as a white noise generator, pocket secretary, and tracking
signal for any poor slot that steals it and manages to escape
her bodyguard. Simone focuses on getting Magical people and
info, but knows who to talk to for magical goods. She
tends to conduct her business at the club Silverhat in Downtown
Seattle. She has a human Adept bodyguard named Tokugawa.
|Six Caps(Male Caucasian ork, Ganger
Fixer)- Six Caps is a Fixer with strong gang connections.
His voice is rough and is attitude is rougher. He's blunt
and does not take any drek. He usually has four bodyguards
around at any given time, and one is usually Awakened. He
usually has a fifth guard in the form of a hearth spirit with
him when he is at his usual hangout, The
Horny Hag, a ganger bar that is an established neutral
ground. Six Caps earned his name when he was shot six times
in one fight and survived.
|Skotos (Male Mulatto ork, Street Samurai)
- Skotos looks like a large human, thanks to expert plastic
surgery. He wears dark clothes under a charcoal black long
coat. He is rather unassuming in appearance with neatly combed
short hair, no visible scars, and average-looking sunglasses.
He has a reputation for subtlety and surgical precision in
his operations. His favored weapons are his hands and precision
shots with a silenced pistol. He considers combat to be very
much an art. One of his trademarks is a surprisingly strong
classical education that clearly comes through in his speech.
|Snapshot (Male Australian Elf, Street
Samurai) - Snapshot is unusually sociable for a sammy. He
is slim and lightly muscled. His clothes tend towards business
casual, with an emphasis on casual. He has a distinct Australian
accent and tends to be rather boisterous socially, however,
his professional trademark on the job is quick, clean, and
quiet. His weapon of choice is a silenced pistol.
Steve Hanley (Male Caucasian
human, Wage Mage): Works as a security mage for a Target
Securities. Specifically works in magic security systems
design, though does field work inspecting compromised systems.
|Stitch (Male Korean human, Mercenary)
- Stitch's short tapered black hair and camo pants hint at
his background. With a cigarette perched behind his right
ear and another in his mouth, stich talks fast and works faster.
Stitch is a skilled soldier but is hired for his superior
medical skills. He pays the bills with a mix of mercenary
work, temp work for DocWagon, and bolstering the staff of
Urban Brawl events when they are run in Seattle.
|Styx (Female African-American ork, Street
Mage) - Styx is rather skinny for an ork, but she has a bearing
that does not countenance disrespect. She is laconic and her
piercing stares tend to make people uncomfortable. She does
not advertise which spells she knows, but she has a reputation
for quiet destruction and she usually calls upon Fire elementals,
so mana and physical combat spells are a good guess.
|Sutter (Male Anglo dwarf, Talismonger):
Sutter is of average build for a Dwarf, but a little overweight
and his complexion suggests that he his generally well fed
and lives an easy life. He plays up the stereotypical Tolkien
dwarf image, right up to carrying an axe. He has an expertise
for gathering magical materials (mainly mineral and metal)
and also trades in foci. He is a fantasy literature buff and
owns a small shop in Downtown called The
(Female Japanese human, Bartender) - Suzi is a slim and
diminutive woman with long black hair pulled up into a swirl
with chopsticks colored in emerald and gold. Her age is
hard to place; she appears to be in her twenties, but further
observation reveals signs of age in her hands and eyes that
suggest a woman in her forties. Regardless, she is still
very attractive and has a demeanor that compels those around
her to engage her in conversation. Suzi owns and operates
a bar in Downtown called Little Tokyo,
where she can often be found behind the bar. Suzi will generally
speak at length with any customer that visits, especially
|Taijo Shingei (Japanese-Amerindian
male, Shigeda gumi Yakuza Kumi-in) - Taijo is a walking breathing
example of the "New Way" that his Oyabun Takeo Shigeda
has embraced. Because of his obvious Amerindian heritage,
he has to work harder to prove himself worthy; the New Way
is not quite the open door that some think. He pushes himself
harder than any of his pure Japanese human colleagues and
the fact that his fingers are intact is testament to that.
Because of his ethnicity, Taijo is tasked with a lot of Tribal
relations work, especially investigating and "resolving"
problems with Salish-Shidhe border patrols; everything to
include bribes, deals, and wet work.
|Tawny Li (Female Asian/African-American
elf, Talismonger): Tawny Li is not the most attractive woman
with a medium brown skin complexion, a random jumble of ethnic
features, kinky black hair, and black eyes. Although she has
a thin frame, she is a little chubby. She often wears a long
worn-out brown leather coat and totes around an iguana, which
she calls Dunky, on her shoulder. For an Awakened person,
she is quite homely, but she makes up for it in spades in
personality and social skills. Her shop is in Bellevue, near
the edge of Redmond. It is close enough to Redmond that she
gets some rougher types as customers, which attracts those
in the nicer part of town that need to dabble in the shadows.
Tawny seems to always have the magical supplies here's customers'
needs and usually has a one-day turnaround at most.
|TB, "Thundering Bear" (Male Amerindian
human, Armorer) - TB retired from the NAN border patrol a
few years ago and settled down on this side of the border
to accommodate a wife that found Tribal life unappealing.
TB has a thriving business providing services to shadowrunners,
border patrol, smugglers, eco-terrorists, and the like. He
operates his shop out of a below-ground bomb shelter on his
ranch. Some wonder how he can feel safe on a lonely homestead,
but when they find out that he raises Hellhounds, the stop
worrying. Rumor has it that he is an Adept, but he will neither
confirm nor deny it.
|T-Man (Male African-American ork, Gang
Leader) T-man is a fearsome ork. His jaw is unnaturally wide
and his face is perpetually cast in a calculating grimace.
He is average sized for an Ork, but his force of personality
is palpable. T-man is the leader of the Dragos.
He is not the biggest member, but he is certainly the loudest
and strongest-willed. When the gang springs into action, his
voice can be heard clearly over the field of battle, booming
out orders and gunning down slots with his weapon of choice,
a Defiance T-250.
Trench (Male Caucasian troll, Combat
Vehicle Rigger) - Chuck "Trench" McGillis is a
Saeder Krupp image casualty. He is a skilled combat rigger,
with expertise in rotorcraft and ground-based craft. Trench
lives in Tacoma, where he has an arrangement with the FTs
(a Tacoma gang with lots of trolls & orks) to provide
shelter and protection for his vehicles and gear. He has
an average build and his red hair is close-cropped in a"high
& tight" haircut. Two matte black ports peek out
from his skin, a low one for rigging and a high one for
|Valkyrie (Female Scandinavian Elf,
Awakened Rigger Medic) Val is easily six feet tall and slender,
although her shoulders and hips are wide for an Elf. She is
a strange mixture of voluptuous and nubile. Her long blonde
hair is braided and rolled into a loose bun at the base of
her skull. A midnight blue jumpsuit, tucked into armored biker
boots, hides some of her body's curves, and a black long coat
hides most of the rest. She is definitely lean and somewhat
buxom, but the rest is left to the imagination. Her skills
are an unusual mix. She is a Sorcerer with primarily healing
magic, but she also possess a VCR for rigging ambulances.
Val left DocWagon under a dark cloud, after a Senator's son
died on her watch.
|Warren Chase (Male Mulatto elf,
Fixer) - A short, muscular elf that usually wears clothes
that flatter his physique. His complexion is a milky brown
and combines with his straight brown hair and hazel eyes remarkably
well. He is a pretty boy and proud of it. He is accompanied
by two cybered bodyguards to make sure he stays that way in
spite of the shady clientele with which he sometimes has to
deal. Warren works downtown, out of Dante's Inferno, as the
bouncers there keep the riffraff away. Aside from providing
a steady supply of the drug du jour, Warren does not deal
in trinkets. He speaks in terms of kilonuyen, so don't bother
him for the small stuff.
|Xavier (Male Vietnamese human, Fixer)
- Xavier is a thin rail of a man with a perpetual squint and
a slight frown of disgust punctuated by a cigarette smoldering
at the corner of his mouth. He dresses like a typical corporate
wage slave, wears heavy cologne, and speaks with a heavy French
accent. Whether it is a game face or not, Xavier complains
about the quality of everything that catches his eye. He runs
a steady business providing local gangs with the equipment
they need to work for the Mafia and anything else that will
separate them from the money they make. Xavier is probably
at least 25% of the reason that the gangs do so much work
for the Mafia as he so efficiently takes the money from them
and inspires them to get more to buy the next wiz thing he
has in stock. Xavier is usually accompanied by two ork bodyguards;
he refers to them as "Butch" and "Kid"
regardless of their actual names. Xavier is sometimes seen
in the company of B.A., a local shaman.
|Yolanda Kern (Security Chief)
- Yolanda is a human security chief for the Auburn Saeder-Krupp
Gangs (Type, Racial Make-up)
Top Gangs (Supra-territorial)
Ancients (Go, elves) [NS 106]
Cutters (Go, mixed) [NS 107]
Merlyns (Wizzergang, mixed) [NS 107]
Halloweeners (Thrill, mixed) [NS 38]
The First Nations (Street, Amerindians) [NS 39]
Troll Killers (Thrill, humans) [NS 39]
Bloody Screamers (Thrill, orks) [NS 39]
The Disassemblers (Organleggers, mostly orks & trolls)
405 Hellhounds (Go, mostly humans) [NS 42]
Lake Acids (Go, mostly humans) [NS 42]
Leather Devils (Go, mostly humans) [NS 42]
Nova Rich [Thrill, mostly rich humans) [NS 43]
The Bombers (Go, mixed)
The Spikes (Go, trolls) [NS 46]
The Ragers (Thrill, mostly orks, no humans) [NS 47]
Fircrest Surgeons [NS 46]
Milton Dark Angels [NS 46]
Lakewood Giants [NS 46]
Red Rovers (Go, mixed) [NS 50]
Kabuki Ronin (Thrill, mixed) [NS 50]
The Scatterbrains (Thrill, mixed) [NS 50]
Blood Mountain Boys (Go, mixed) [NS 52]
The Night Hunters (Go, human only) [NS 52]
Diamond Dogs (Street, mixed)
Dragos (Thrill, mixed)
No real gangs, just a few vigilante groups
The UCAS Military (Army, mixed) :)
Ragin' Apes (Thrill, orks &
Rusted Stilletos (Street, metas only) [NS 66]
Crimson Crush (Street, orks) [NS 66]
Brain Eaters (Thrill, mixed) [NS 66]
Red Hot Nukes (Go, dwarves) [NS 67]
The Spiders (Street, mixed ex-UB) [NS67]
Rolling Thunder (Go-Gang)
Black Rains (Street, orks) [NS 72]
The Princes (Street, elves) [NS 72]
Forever Tacoma (Street, orks & trolls) [NS 72]
Reality Hackers (Techno, mostly humans) [NS 72]
NS = New Seattle (sourcebook)
|Diamond Dogs (Auburn, mixed races,
18 members, 2 Lieutenants; 4 cars, 7 bikes) - A street gang
based out of the Black Diamond neighborhood of Auburn district.
Their symbol consists of two capital letter D's facing each
other, stylized to look like metallic blades. The "C"
security rating of the neighborhood gave the gang an opportunity
to set up a protection racket to fill the huge gap left by
the apathy of the local law enforcement. The leader of the
gang, Gunny, is a Caucasian human that grew up in Black Diamond;
he walks and talks like he's ex-military, but he's not. He
has two Lieutenants, Marco and Sandra. Marco is a Hispanic
ork that also grew up in the bad part of Sumner but was recruited
by Gunny when his gang disbanded; he was hired for his brute
force and intimidating demeanor. Sandra is a Korean-American
woman that has a knack for convincing people that her way
is best; if that fails, she's pretty good with her fists and
|Dragos (Auburn, ork/troll/human, 22
members, 3 Lieutenants; 6 cars, 1 Bulldog Security Stepvan,
10 bikes) - The Dragos are ostensibly a thrill gang, but since
the Mafia got their hooks into them, they are cheap, expendable
guns for Paul Cabretti, a caporegime
for the Bigio regime. They operate out of the "bad"
part of Sumner neighborhood of the Auburn district. The leader
of the gang is an ork named T-man; he
has three Lieutenants, Fidget, Scrip, and Shiv. Fidget is
a black human woman that has a moderate amount of cyberware,
but the most obvious is her perpetually active Wired Reflexes
implant, which is responsible for a few unexpected corpses
and her name. Scrip is a smart troll. He's not the biggest
or toughest troll, but he more than makes up for it with good
decisions and well-placed shots. Since childhood, he has had
an obsession with collecting corporate scrip (company cash)
from various corporations and times in history. Shiv is an
ork that most people in the gang shy away from. She served
some time in prison and picked up some necessary skills with
a shiv. Now the shiv has become not only a tool but a passion
for her; she enjoys killing people with her shiv far too much.
|The Bombers (Tacoma) - A go-gang
with an unusual mix of races and vehicles. They have more
than a few Riggers, vehicle and drone. Their trademark is
the use of heavy ordnance, typically satchel charges and mines
dropped or thrown by bikers on heavy bikes, or small bombs
dropped from aerial drones. They have an uneasy nonaggression
pact with Lord Torgo and the Spikes [NS46].
|Conquistadors (Puyallup) - a
paramilitary group that left Aztlan over contract squabbles
with Aztech. They now have a base of operations in Puyallup
where they traffic in drugs and chips. They are well-trained
and disciplined. Anyone expecting to confront just another
gang is in for a nasty surprise.
|Ragin' Apes (Redmond) - A metahuman
thrill gang made up of orks and trolls in the Redmond Barrens.
They are fond of wearing ape masks when committing crimes.
|Rolling Thunder (Puyallup)
- Dwarven go-gang that operates out of the Ash Wastes of Puyallup.
Places - locations of note
Digital Ducats (Dance Club,
Aww yeah, take to where the people are pum-ping and
thum-ping and jum-ping. Digital Ducats, omae, where you
can take it fast, slow, or any speed you like. We got the
tunes, we got the people, and we got it kickin'. If you
can't get what you need here, then you just ain't trying
hard enough, come on in and get some! - Hawker outside
A cutting edge dance club of modest size in the Downtown
commercial district. The bottom five floors of a commercial
building have been converted into a multilevel club. Each
level features a different flavor of music and a subtle
change in ambiance to match it. It ranges from the latest
high energy dance speed metal fusion [Spawn, Track #13]
to the fifth floor which features anything from jazz to
classical trip hop [Portishead, Dummy].
Dragon's Lair (Talismonger
Yeah, I know that place. Got some crazy little dwarf
running around with an ax. Must think he's in some fantasy
sim or something. Most of his clients eat that drek up,
since they are wage mages with plenty of cred.
This shop looks exactly like it was plucked from a trideo
about swords and sorcery. Eye of Newt, Wing of Bat, you
name the hackneyed gewgaw, it's here. The owner, a dwarf
named Sutter, hams it up as well, carrying a "Dwarven
ax" and speaking of battle and gold, etc. Sometimes
he even buys into his own act.
Firenze's Italian Bar and Restaurant
(Italian Restaurant & Bar, Medium)
This business is actually not run by any Mafia.
Firugi Vespuci works out of here.
Kyoto Dawn (Japanese Restaurant,
High) - Downtown, 4th avenue and Battery
Review - "This little slice of Japan is a great
escape for those trying to forget the noise and bustle of
Downtown Seattle for a few hours. The door and windows are
expertly soundproofed, leaving only the sounds of trickling
water from an indoor aquarium and fountain and quiet conversation.
The service at Kyoto Dawn is exceptional. Our waiter was
always ready with whatever we needed. There is nothing to
avoid on the menu, but any visit would incomplete without
trying there wonderful Sunomono offerings. The Harumaki
is a little on the greasy side, but delightful. Although
they offer a full selection of real sushi, the soy offerings
are all quite excellent. This author won't lie to you and
suggest you won't be able to tell the difference, but it
will taste good enough that you won't care. So kamikaze
on over to Kyoto Dawn and taste for yourself.
Price range - 20-50 nuyen per plate
Dress code - business casual to semi formal
Word on the street "That place is Yak through and
through. They still operate out of the shadows, but they
got one foot in them, trust me. It's a good meeting ground
for their occidental acquaintances.
|Little Tokyo (Japanese Teahouse/Bar)
- A dark little bar with an alleyway entrance, Little Tokyo
caters to people who appreciate their privacy. Shadowrunners
and suits alike gather in the darker corners to discuss current
projects and future jobs. The place has a reputation for not
allowing violence on the premises, such rule enforced by several
quiet but deadly employees. It is generally accepted by those
in the know that the bar is staffed by soldiers from the various
gumi of the Shotozumi-rengo and rumor has it that the owner
and often bartender, Suzi Nagasaki,
was formerly a Yakuza geisha. The two human bouncers will
generally turn away metahumans and even some humans. Speaking
Japanese appears to increase the probability of gaining entry.
Louie's Shrimpboat (Seafood
Hey, they look like shrimp, they taste like shrimp,
I give a flying frag what dey really are. As long as it
ain't ghoul bait and they keep the sauce bowl full, I'm
jacked and idling my meatbod there. - Binary Bill,
A small, affordable restaurant in a working class neighborhood
in the downtown district. Although not cheap, they have
"bottomless bowl" deals that are big favorites,
especially among the larger metahumans.
Pesce's Retreat (Italian
Seafood Restaurant, Medium)
You want some good clam linguini chummer? Well, Pesce's
the place. It's not too ritzy, but it ain't no Louie's Scrapboat
either. Trust me, the less you ask about the food at Louie's
the better. Pesce's will do you up right. Just don't stare
at anyone that looks like in their in the the Family, if
you know what I mean. If you don't know what I mean, then
maybe you should shy away.
- Cab driver, Downtown Seattle
A nice seafood restaurant near the docks downtown. It actually
has a storefront even though it is in a large dockside arcology.
Stikka's Bar [background: dance, e.g. KLF]
Weapons: No weapons allowed, scanned with hand wand MADs.
A middle-class wage slave watering hole where people stop
by for happy hour or to arrange illicit liaisons. A few
Trids, a few booths, and some Russian ethnic flair.
Zorba's Lounge [Trip hop; Portishead, Sneaker Pimps]
Weapons: Etiquette test (4) or will be scanned.
"A quiet, dark trance of peace"
Zorba's Lounge is a dim lounge in Downtown. The booths
are plush and covered in black velvet. Sound is swallowed
and ambience is provided by soft, hypnotic music.
Gargoyle's Roost (Tacoma)
This is a fight bar. It is reputedly owned by an Adept,
but you won't get a straight answer on that from Frank,
the head bartender. The bar includes a boxing ring in the
corner and a bank of televisions displaying fights around
the world or recordings of great fights of the past. If
you want to learn humility, a few new tricks, or how to
fight drunk, this is a great place to stop. Don't pay too
much mind to the bloody sawdust on the floor.
Gentle Ben's (Talismonger)
This is the store of Lara Brown,
a Bear Shaman Talismonger. What strikes most newcomers about
this store is that it is relatively clean, organized, and
spare in terms of Tribal gewgaws. This is due in part to
the fact that Lara is not a Tribal Bear Shaman, as is common.
Healing is also a common service.
The Horny Hag (Ganger Bar, Medium)
See entry above.
Totti's (Restaurant, Medium)
This restaurant is a Russian Mafia location operated by
a low-level crime boss named Vincenzo Totti. The restaurant
is a front for his mob activities as he uses the back office
to conduct both restaurant and mob business. Often different
members of the family can be found eating there.
Jakey's (Sportsbar, ganger hangout)
Jakey's is a small musty sportsbar with two large trid
screens, one in the main room and another in a semi-private
rear lounge, and a number of small trid screens strewn along
the bar proper. Speakers are spaced around the bar, allowing
patrons to choose for which of the screens they pick up
audio. The bar does a steady business and is one of the
safer ones in the working class neighborhood of Black Diamond.
That safety is due in no small part to the presence of the
Diamond Dogs, a local street
gang that runs a protection racket in the area. The gangers
essentially own the rear lounge and locals know they should
report grievances to them there. The gang does not throw
its weight around very much and Jakey gives them little
reason to. Jakey is an affable middle-aged human man with
a modest build. He keeps a Defiance shotgun and a stun baton
behind the bar.
Dusty Trail Saloon (Wild
West Theme Bar)
[Hotel room advertisement] "Saddle on up and mosey
on down to the Dusty Trail Saloon! Enjoy the rustic and
authentic ambiance of this wild west theme bar. From the
poker tables to the nightly performances by dancing girls,
this is as close to the wild west as you can get! Yee-hah!"
From the hardwood floors to the real leather tack and harness
adorning the walls, this bar is a real anachronism. An enormous
mirror comprises the back wall of the bar, in front of which
all manner of real and synthetic liquors are openly displayed.
But it's not because the bartender, Hoss
Bigalow, is foolhardy. Rather, it's because he entertains
some of the finest competitions shooters in Seattle. Hoss
promotes and organizes pistol and rifle competitions during
the day and runs the bar at night. The Saloon even has an
authentic barfly, known only as Cletus.
Buddha Provides (Electronics
This shop is run Seiji "Kitsune"
Nakamura. It is a legitimate business with regular backdoor
dealings for custom electronics gear.
Horny Hag (Ganger Bar, Medium)
If you wanna meet those slots, you'd better do it on
neutral ground. The Horny Hag is just the place. Good security
and the only ones with guns inside are the management. Any
ganger gets fidgity in there, he get's tossed out or geeked.
They don't mess around. Mostly only the higher up gangers
hang out there, brokering this and that, picking up work,
selling wares...you know, business.
A tough bar at the border of Tacoma and Puyallup. The bulk
of the clientele is composed of ganger lieutenants and leaders,
but it is also frequented by Johnsons trying to hire gangers,
Fixers that want to deal with them, and the occasional successful
ex-ganger. They don't take cred or drek. No guns allowed
unless the staff carries them. The staff will shoot on sight
anyone pulling a gun in the bar. The owners pay Lonestar
to stay out of their affairs. The food and drink are of
surprisingly decent quality.
A Ganger Fixer named Six Caps uses
the bar as his regular place of business.
Little Pusan (Hamlet)
A small hamlet in Puyallup that is also the home of the
Pusan Ring, a Seoulpa ring. It
was a tiny tourist trap that featured a "Straight Shooting
Wild West Experience." The SW, S, SE, E, and NE sides
of the town border a lava plain, the N face borders some
farm land, and the W and NW faces border abandoned industrial
areas. The main road to the town enters from the west and
a few hundred meters is broken by a spur of the lava plain
from the south. At the entrance is a former ticket and gate
house in the guise of an old west post office. Halfway down
the main street is a large saloon, and at the end of main
street is a large stable that hides a large garage which
houses the Pusan Ring's tractor trailer rig of goods and
two Ford Americars. Five other smaller buildings have been
turned into residences.
Madame Lee's Pleasure
Palace (Brothel, Medium)
"Arguably one of the highest quality brothels in
Loveland, Puyallup District. Madame Lee, the Madame, provides
generally whatever her customers need. There is even a rumor
that she has arranged for a vampire hooker in the past."
- Traveling salesman
Moon's Shine (Bar, Medium)
Home of the Wall of Shadows (see below).
"It ain't pretty, but it don't need to be. It's out
in the middle of nowhere, Puyallup District, and the property
value is dirt cheap; well, dirt is probably more expensive.
Anyway, the owner, a retired shadowrunner named Moon, is
a big bad ass. At any given time, about half of the regular
slots in there have committed a crime in the last week.
The bar is a haven of sorts for our types and there is a
standing policy displayed openly at the door and inside:
If you draw a weapon in here, expect to be geeked.
Moon is nicer than you might expect for a chromed troll,
but still comes off as a little gruff and cynical. Nabbing
him would make any organlegger squeal in delight; I'm sure
his bits are worth over million nuyen, easy. Of course,
the poor slitch that manages to take him down will have
dozens of pissed off shadowrunners and thugs to deal with."
A shadowhaunt if ever there was one. Weapons that are not
checked are secured with a strip of duct tape as an improvised
"peace string." The musical line up is fixed by
- Sunday - Blues & Honky Tonk Music
- Monday - Dance Music
- Tuesday - Metal
- Wednesday - Ambient & Eclectic
- Thursday - Rage
- Friday - live music (when team gathers there routinely)
- Saturday - live music
When a runner falls and Moon hears about it, he strong
arms the survivors of the run to hold a party at his bar
to commemorate their passing (5k flat fee). A plate goes
up for each of the fallen, on the Wall