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« Reply #15 on: (16:25:22/11-19-16) »
Rex' apparition shrugged again: "You talk a lot but say little. Next time just be honest and say: I don't know but I'm going to find out.
I have no problem with finding Bernie and don't care for whom - especially since you aren't interested in wet work.

So... we'll give you a call when we have a lead."

Once the ork was gone, Rex turned to his new colleagues: "If we want to start with the prostitute, we probably should get going before the competition get to her. By the way, can someone of you spare a seat in his car for me? My fixer neglected to mention that this would be such a time critical run and I left my transport at home."
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« Reply #16 on: (22:26:26/11-19-16) »
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"Sure, I have a seat in my car. Where do I find you? Mr Jack, would you mind to come with me, so we can act together? I think that while I drive to you we can find something on that Trixie."

[spoiler]I want to do a Matrix search to find pictures on social media in real time of the club, looking for Trixie, directly and in the background.
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« Reply #17 on: (09:42:06/11-20-16) »
"Oh, I'm actually right next door. But my condition necessitates it that I stay in an alternate form. It's the large wolfhound with the service dog armor.
Much obliged."

Rex' astral form vanished and seconds later a scratching at the door could be heard. 
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« Reply #18 on: (03:08:16/11-21-16) »
Sometimes things just get out of hand, still the money's good and I could use it right now.

"Of course Herr Johnson, misunderstandings are part of this business after all. Shall we move past this and we'll continue with our job. Should we require anything we'll be in touch."

Once the Orc and his bodyguard had left Jack relaxed somewhat and began to take in more details on his companions, both the man and the dog who was now joining them in the room.

"Well that was certainly an interesting first meeting wasn't it. Please to meet you both by the way. Please do let me know if either of you would prefer to change to a language other German at any time.

"So given what little, of value, we currently have to go on so far I would concur that the escort would be a good starting point. Something to remember is that whilst she might be a regular there it might take a while to track her down, especially if she is close to the mark and she knows he's in trouble.

"Perhaps we should also take the time to introduce ourselves a bit better now that we're alone and let each of use know where our specialities lie. I go by Silver Fox, though you may call me Jack if you prefer, and I specialise in human intelligence. I'm happy conversing in several languages and know my way round a lot of different parts of the world and can generally blend into any setting that I desire."

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« Reply #19 on: (14:34:13/11-21-16) »
If Waywalker was not already deep into the matrix, searching for traces of Trixie, he would probably smile at the fact that both an actual wolf and a guy called Fox are now sitting his vehicle. However, the runner is a professional and so focus on the task at hand, which turn out to be more of daunting task as he expected.

Indeed, the club Nurasol being very trendy, they have jammer in place and disallowed people to post live pictures... Apparently, the concern about data privacy that characterize germany at the beginning of the century have somehow persisted up to the 2076 :)

Of course, most kids publish pictures and videos on numerous social networks the minute they go out - including the famous and selective P2. But for now, no recent pictures show the girls. But between, the fuzzyness, the delay and the dim light, it does not prove anything. Using a cool app, Waywalker even build a real time image of the club, based on the delayed pictures and the public map of it, and it appears clear that there is enough uncovered part of it, for the girl to be there.

In the meantime, Fox, sitting on the couch, and waiting for his new partner to reply to his question was feeling good. Yes, the meeting went a bit out of hand, but he had the feeling that, when the M.Johnson left the room, he managed to mend some fences. Last comment from Rex about the M.Johnson's verboseness did not help, but overall still a win.

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@Waywalker: sorry, you did good on your matrix search, so I've tossed the 3d / real time rendering map - your success give you the info that you cannot confirm her presence or absence of the club. I hope it's not a too frustrating result !

Also be aware that you also can try to track the "website" she uses to sell her services. But as you have to literaly "google" her face over many site, it may take a little while. And of course, escort website being blackmail treasury chest, they generally do have a decent security.
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« Reply #20 on: (14:31:48/11-22-16) »
The wolfhounds tongue hung out while he listened to Silver Fox.
A matrix message appeared on the two runners' commlinks:
<<The name is Reginald or Rex. My story is rather short since I don't actually know much about myself. A few months ago I must have escaped from some kind of black site. No idea really since everything before I woke up in an alley here in the RRMP is a big black hole in my memory. My body had severely atrophied and I had a bad case of... something in my head.
Somehow I managed to change my form which allowed me to think clearly again. Oh yeah, I should probably have said that before: I'm a mage, Shinto trained, so I assume I worked for a Japano corp before, but I don't really know for sure.
My specialty is being unobtrusive and ripping throats out.

And yeah, a visit to the brothel sounds like a good idea. Once I'm close I can use a Kami to look for the girl - provided you send me the infos the Johnson had for us.>>


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« Reply #21 on: (15:05:00/11-22-16) »
So yet another weird one to work with. Still, had best remember not to pat his head and call him a good boy when he does something right. After all I like my throat where it is.

Jack grinned inside at his own poor attempt at humour. One guy disappearing into the matrix at the first opportunity and another who chooses to be in form of a dog. this was going to be an interesting job. I hope this matrix diver is halfway decent, that will help a lot. If he can pull me some decent starting material on people it will make my life so much easier during approaches. Let's see what he comes back with and then I can focus my approach on this Trixie accordingly

"Well Reginald. I've worked with most of the major corps at one time or another over years. If you want me to put out some discreet feelers about your past with some of my contacts let me know. I can't promise anything, and I can't promise it will be cheap if they do come back with something but the option is there if you want it."


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« Reply #22 on: (15:21:57/11-22-16) »
"Woof"
<<I'd appreciate that, but be careful there are still people after me. I'd hate to leave my dog house. It took me a really long time to find one a dog could rent.>>

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« Reply #23 on: (15:42:37/11-22-16) »
>>Of course. I'll keep it very low key and discreet. Most of them won't even realise that I'm probing them for information on someone I know. Only those who I trust implicitly would get even that far. This is not something to rush into and I have no doubt that it will take quite sometime to conduct my enquiries. Perhaps once we've completed our current endeavour, and should we feel that it was mutually beneficial, we could take the time to sit down and go over what you do remember in more detail as this will allow me guide my conversations with mu contacts better.<<


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« Reply #24 on: (16:42:53/11-22-16) »
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"My pleasure to meet you, Mr. Rex and Mr. Fox. I go by the name Waywalker, my specialties are the Matrix and the road. I did a little search on our escort, and I can't confirm or deny that she is at the club right now, but I have a real time image of the club that is been forwarded to your commlinks."
Waywalker took a breath as the autopilot of the car wandered throught the traffic.
"I suggest to go right in the club, to assess if out target is there. While we're in motion, I'll try to be more accurate with my data."

[spoiler]My deck is A 2/S 5/D 4/F 4, running VM, Agent, Baby Monitor and Exploit.
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Teamwork test from Sekretar: 6d6t5 1
matrix perception to find Nurasol's host: 19d6t5 6
Teamwork test from Deck: 12d6t5 1
Hack on the Fly: 14d6t5 8
I'll look for the cameras, to have live footage of the club.
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« Reply #25 on: (20:02:06/11-22-16) »
As Waywalker prepared to go back into the matrix Jack took the opportunity to speak. "Charging in like the proverbial bull in a china shop is not really my preferred way of doing things. With a little time and finesse we can get this girl to willingly talk to us and tell us what we need to know. In fact it's possible we can even get this done without ever having to directly confront her or even have her realise that she's betrayed her friend.

"Let's take the opportunity to find out what we can about her, both through observation and research and I'm sure we can then identify the correct psychological buttons to push."


Whilst Waywalker began his deep dive on the club Jack began a matrix search using the info he had on Trixie to find the site that she used to conduct business and retrieve her profile. Both what was said, as well as what was not said, on that profile would help to gain the insight that Jack was looking for to find the right things to exploit when dealing with her.

[spoiler]

matrix search on Trixie - specifically escort sites: 7d6t5 3
Missed dice on matrix search: 1d6t5 1

I missed 1 dice from my matrix search roll as forgot it was intuition based. Total 4 hits

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« Reply #26 on: (03:18:58/11-23-16) »
"Rrrrw"
<<Prudent. Meanwhile, I'll ask the Kami for guidance about her and her location.>>

The wolfhound  once more became still, as if he was concentrating.

[spoiler]
Summoning R6 Water Spirit:
Summon Water Spirit F6: 12d6t5 2
Resist: 6d6t5 0
Drain resist: 13d6t5 3
No Drain, two services.

Search task for Spirit once we are in proximity to the brothel:
Search: 12d6t5 5[12d6t5=6, 1, 3, 6, 1, 5, 1, 6, 6, 3, 3, 4]
If she is within 1 kilometer and not behind wards or concealment the spirit finds her after 10 minutes, otherwise
Search: 11d6t5 6 after 20 minutes and within 6 kilometers
Search: 10d6t5 4 after 30 minutes and within 10 kilometers
Search: 9d6t5 4 after 40 minutes and within 14 kilometers
Search: 8d6t5 3 after 50 minutes and within 17 kilometers
Search: 7d6t5 2 after 1 hour and within 19 kilometers
Search: 6d6t5 1 after 1 hour 10 minutes within 20 kilometers

After that I'll have him stop (no need for a glitch)

Second service is to track her until we can get to her.

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His third eye open, Rex called the name of a spring water spirit he had had dealings before and which probably still was favorably inclined towards him. The summons was much weaker than usual, probably because he was travelling by car, but the spirit readily appeared as if he had only been waiting to be called for help:
'Oh Kami of the springs, as connected as we are through the essence of life I ask you to find the woman I seek and entrust me with the secret where to find her. Further I implore you to watch her from the astral until my friends and I can lay eyes upon her ourselves. I thank you for your duty and you shall find my offerings':
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« Reply #27 on: (09:57:39/11-23-16) »
While Waywalker successfully puts his first mark on the Nurasol host, Jack start browsing the matrix in seach of the hooker matrix site used by the hooker. Thanks to the picture they got from their Johnson, he quickly find it. Jack checks out her profile and she is not the regular hooker. He has seen a lot, but there is certainly a couple of items on the "menu" he never heard of ! Also, she seems to be picky, she asks for appointment to be set at least a week in advance, and often refuses customer...

Obvisously the matrix service allows one to request a rendezvous, but not before next week, and requires to use a SIN to register ! Strangely enough, this is not discouraging customers ... Matrix security must be tight or the customers do not give a rat's ass about people finding out their "habits".

[spoiler]
Resisting Hack'n'fly: 12d6t5 5 - so you got one MARK and one extra information: Host Rating 5.

@Jack_Spade there is no brothel - there is a nightclub called Nurasol and an escort matrix site Trixie is using (that Fox found). I assume you mean the nightclub, right ?

@Stoneglobe, Haywire I guess your characters will wait at least 10 to 20" for the spirit to report, or are you going to go in the club in the meantime ?
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« Reply #28 on: (11:14:55/11-23-16) »
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Yeah, same difference 
The place where you meet with prostitutes ;D

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« Reply #29 on: (15:48:08/11-23-16) »
Whilst waiting for Reginald to report on what his kami had found Jack began building a profile on Trixie taking the information he'd found on both her profile and the comments from previous customers.

[spoiler]

Psychology to build profile on Trixie: 8d6t5 3

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