Shadowrunners: Solitude and Sacrifice

Penetration and Train Stations [NSFW]

Boarding the train will require...necessary research.

Before the party could set off, Alastor ventured out to purchase a vehicle to assist in taking down Boss Endar once and for all. He came across a cheap custom hovercraft with little to offer in the way of speed, though armored and capable of carrying allies aplenty. The rest of the party offered research, in the form of Big Jim’s ‘connection’ with a madame of a brothel on the other side of town. One look at the party’s troll and she decided that her brother wasn’t such a great man after all…and perhaps his death could mean the end of a lifelong journey of running from the law. Needless to say… the Troll accepted her advances – In exchange for a hefty reduction of her broker’s fee.

The party learned all they needed about the Boss’ bodyguards and set sail for Maine on a cargo ship bound for the eastern coast. Arriving amid a deep blizzard, the team set off for Augusta in hopes of cutting off the train before it arrived in Augusta. The train moved at roughly one hundred and fifty to two hundred miles per hour though it still had to slow in passing through civilization. The team counted on this eventuality.

Big Jim received a satellite tracking signal on his commlink from Pascal Waters that showed them they were well ahead of the train. Posted north of Augusta, the party sat waiting for the train to arrive. Rak and Nessa looked down sniper scopes to scout the train as it arrived for a stop in Augusta, finding a mounted gun on the back with a readied goon sitting behind it. They saw the armor of the vehicle and decided to board, once more counting on their gut: the Boss would stay aboard through Augusta.

The team raced ahead of the city to position themselves miles outside the boundaries of winter civilization. Crossing heavy snow drifts the snipers took aim at the train while it approached out of town, still traveling at its reduced speed. Clipping the gunner on the furthest train back, Nessa took a few more shots that only curved into the blizzard wind. Rak had the bad luck to fire as his hovercraft hit a bump and hit Tobias, at the time driving the snowmobile and carrying Nessa in a basket on his back. The team decided to wait until the train became much closer.

And the train did get closer, rapidly gaining on them and strangely matching their speed as it pulled up aside them. The second car opened up to display two figures standing at the edge of their car and wielding powerful rifles. Wasting no time, Rak began to spend his energy by flinging a fireball at the opponents. He lit the inside of the car with a blaze and set one of the goons on fire, while the other ran for cover with some burns to boot. Big Jim leaped across the gap and caught himself by the hands on the edge of the train, just barely hauling himself onto it with anticipation to fight. Before anyone could follow, Nessa heard the sound of gunshots flying overhead.

The machine gunner was still sitting there, firing round after round. She set her sniper down and took aim, doing massive damage instantly and knocking his body straight from the train. Alastor leaped across the gap with ease, wielding his claymore with bloodlust. Before anyone else could act, Tobias decided to abandon Rak’s snowmachine, leaping into the train car in an impossible move, with some surprising grace. The gang is all here.

All except the rigger and Rak, still on the hovercraft outside. Rak cast a full force chaos world over the car supposedly carrying the boss, and by some miracle managed not to pass out. Shots rang out inside the train car, and the Rigger slapped Rak with a stimpatch.

Inside the other still warm train car, Big Jim rushed his opponent in cover and took two swipes at him, punching him in the face once with immense force. On the other side of the car, Nessa finished the burning goon with a quick shot to the head before taking cover in the basket on the back of Tobias. The troll charged forward and opened the door to the next car, another container filled with cargo. Three bodyguards looked ready for a fight.

Tobias pulled his harpoon gun out and planted a shot in the shoulder of the first goon, jumping backwards to take cover while ripping the harpoon out. Alastor ran past to charge the enemies on the other side of the room, instantly slicing one with the claymore he claimed in the battle against Dawnstar. Big Jim knocked his foe unconscious and charged forward to viciously punch the harpooned goon in the stomach, knocking him to his knees.

On top of the train car, the party heard a massive thump. Rak revealed that a massive figure had appeared on top of the car, perhaps the lead bodyguard of Boss Endar that the madame had called ‘Red’. The mystic jumped to cast acid on this foe, creating a massive cooling fog that the mercenary ran out of easily…though his armor seemed somewhat damaged. With the mental fatigue of casting so many full force spells in such short time, Rak finally blacked out. Red disappeared into the blitzing snow, running across the train in the direction of Boss Endar.

Tobias whipped out his harpoon again and took aim down the long hall of the cargo container, just as his target laid into the trigger of his machine gun and sprayed bullets around Alastor and down the hall only to hit Big Jim for mildly annoying damage. Tobias nailed him in the side with the ‘poon gun, ripping it out just as before. Alastor decided that this man’s life should be over, his claymore seemed to agree.

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