The Genesis Concept
Saturday, April 20, 2052
Healed up from the run-in with Valentine’s goons pretty good. Was informed to make a meet at some night club for a possible Corp gig. Ended up meeting with one Roxanne Wunter, CEO of Backdoor Technologies Inc. A subsidiary of Global Technologies Inc. Her boss, the CEO of GTI, Urlan Manes was there. Asked us to find some chips that one of his hot shot employees named Tee Hee stole from the company.
Roxanne gave us a box of his stuff.
- Lighter from a matrix cafe named ‘Breadboards, Quaff, and Stuff’.
- Fresh loose tea, less than a week old – Orion’s Special Blend from Orion’s Market.
- Picture of a Professor from the University of Chicago with a handle of Flare (Dr. Hendricks).
- Used toolkit
After the meet, group caught some sleep and I decided to peruse the ’trix.
Home Office: Chicago, Illinois
President/CEO: Urlan Manes
Division Name: Back Door Technologies
Division Head: Roxanne Wunter
Chief Product/Services: Military, commercial, and private skillsofts and memory modules
Division Name: Martelli Entertainment
Division Head: Thomas Martelli
Chief Product/Services: Entertainment simsense modules
Global Technologies is a rather grandiose name and not at all the truth. Since its inception in 2036, the company has managed to make only modest advances in the highly competitive field of skillsofts. Its only office is located in Seattle’s Bellevue district, where 127 employees, mostly deckers, have turned out a series of mostly lack luster products.
Recently, however, the addition of several new employees just graduated from the University of Washington has changed the morale, product quality, and focus of the company. Its latest product, the Colt L36-Mark VI/, is the premier hand-gun skillsoft in Seattle today.
The Entertainment division was recently brought under the corporate umbrella. Once a separate company, it almost went bankrupt from fierce competition by Hollywood Simsense Entertainment before Global bought it up. Urian Manes hopes to revitalise the division with an influx of Global nuyen.
Global Technologies maintains no military assets. The numerous guards who work for the company are all hired from Knight Errant Security, a division of Ares Macrotechnology, as needed. Global typically hires security deckers and mages, as well as standard muscle
Global Technology has been around for 15 years but has never done anything really impressive until recently.
Two years ago, the new CEO, Urlan Manes, stole a hotshot College decker right out from under the nose of Aztechnology. The new guy, Tee Hee, was immediately sent to work in the company’s new think tank. Two years later, Back Door, the chipware division, is sitting on the hottest firearms skillchip in the city, the Colt L36-Mark VII. The company is poised to become a major player in the field, if it can follow the Mark VII with another success.
Three years ago, Global reacquired one of its independent companies, Martelli Entertainment. The president of Martelli, son of Global’s founder, was livid. ‘Junior’ found his authority and prestige severely diminished by the move and has been bitter ever since.
Global is rumored to be working on something big for the UCAS military, although the exact nature of the product is unknown. Global has not declared a dividend in four quarters, highly unusual for a company riding the wave of a best-selling product. The think tank, consisting mostly of the company’s new college graduates, is believed to be on the edge of another breakthrough. If allowed the chance to grow, Global could live up to its name.
This Friday, the 26th, is the company’s annual board of directors meeting. At the meeting, policy will be set for the coming fiscal year. It is also the time most upper level personnel changes take place. Despite being one of the founders, Urlan could be replaced if the directors think he has mismanaged their investment.
Sunday, April 21, 2052
After a visit to Found Tee Hee hiding at Flairs, Apt 1417B. Found that Junior hired a team that stole some unstable personality chips. Members of the Running crew.
- Cooper – Face
- Freya – Mage – Tee Hee said she was left behind.
- Griffin – Street Sam
- Val – Rigger
- Tee Hee – Decker (Inside man)
Need to find this Cooper to get the skill chips.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2052 1:53pm
Spoke with Noggin, found out that Freya was hiding out Quickstitche’s, a shadow clinic on the west side run by Dr. Bob Quickstitch.
Freya told us that the group was hired by Booker Pengrave from Hollywood Simsense Entertainment (HSE).
She wasn’t up to the task, but offered a Street Sam named Black Lightning. Said to meet him at Razor’s Edge.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2052 3:05pm
On the way to the Razor’s Edge, got a call from Roxanne, asking us to meet her there. coincidence? No sooner did we get there when a large number of orks crashed through the windows trying to kill Ms. Wunter. Even though we hadn’t spoke to BL, he lept into action downing a number of orks before they concentrated fire on the Street Sam. Logan even managed to take one out before catching a round from a T250 shotgun to the face. Hmmm, maybe we should call him Shotgun Logan. I managed to take down Martelli, who arranged this and was stupid enough to join them, before some ork with an uzi started spraying me. I managed to fool him by pretending to be killed and he lit before anyone else got there.
I got Logan & Lightning out before the Eagle showed up, along with Martelli and Wunter. A couple Doc Wagon HTRs showed up and took Logan and Lightning. I took Martelli back to Quickstitche’s and then sold him out to James at the Eagle.
-500¥ to James for picking up my pistol from the scene.
Also got Global Tech to spring for some wares on Lightning.
Managed to snatch some items after the fight.
|Salvatore-Hoyt Sagoes Yamazaki|
|Keys to a Harley Scorpion|
|4 certified credsticks||5,000¥||20,000¥|
|4 Ruger Super Warhawk|
|4 Defiance T-250 Short Barrel Shotgun|
|70 APDS Rounds||Heavy Pistol|
|38 Flechette Rounds||Shotgun|
|6 Invitations to HSE party @ Pengraves condo|
|4 Portable Phone|
|2 Smart Goggles|
|2 Ingram Smartgun|
|5 Survival Knife|
|2 Stun Baton|
|5 Certified Credstick||1,000¥||5,000¥|
|184 Explosive Rounds||SMG|
Discovered some interesting tidbits about the chips.
- Cleopatra (Val) – The rigger Val slotted the chip Cleopatra. She started throwing around a lot of cash and hooked up with the Johnson, Booker Pengrave. Pengrave is having a party Tuesday at 6pm by invitation.
-0¥ Spoke to Flax to find out about Val. Invited him to the party as a bribe.
- Genghis Khan (Cooper) – The face Cooper must have slotted the Genghis Khan chip. He started gathering the various gangs under him; Blood Rumblers, Red Rovers, Eye Fivers, & Spike Wheels. He is starting a gang war in the noose and plans on having a meeting with the leaders on Wednesday in an abandoned warehouse north of The Noose.
-20¥ to Malcolm (Street Kid) for information on the escalating gang war.
- Jack the Ripper (Griffin) – The Steet Sam Griffin slotted the Jack the Ripper chip and has been slashing joy girls. He has killed 9 joy girls/boys in the last 4 days. Cops are baffled. Met with James at Slackjaws Spoke with James and basically gave the Eagle the break in the case to catch the slasher. James is going to snag the disc for us.
-2500¥ to acquire the disc after the arrest.