The Sprawl.   Posted by Mr. Johnson.Group: 0
Mr. Johnson
 GM, 2 posts
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 18:55
The Sprawl: Doom Bar

        Influence                Title                 Peril                 Crisis                Doom         
~Man~
Absolute Power
Leagues
Conquer
[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
     
Filthy Lucre
Megacorporations
Control
[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
     
No Honor Among Thieves
Syndicates
Corruption
[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
~Magic~
Dance With the Devil
Energies
Havoc
[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
     
Boiling Point
Awakened
Conquer
[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
~Machine~
Born Digital
Advancement
Havoc
[X] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:24, Mon 06 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 3 posts
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 18:59
The Sprawl
From the edutainment series Expose: San Francisco, hosted by Chrissy Ramirez:

The Bay City, extending from San Diego through Oakland to San Francisco, is the California Free State's premiere port of call on the Pacific Coast.  The majority of Cal Free population resides in the 'plex where just over 10 million inhabitants officially live (and an estimated 2 million more SINless).



Influences of Man: As part of the Japanese protection force, a Division of the Diet's Imperial Army is garrisoned in the City in League with the California Free State Republican Guard and contracted security.  Relations between the State and the Imperial Forces are currently civil.  Cooperative even.

Throughout the downtown core there is strict control although the city board of directors dismisses claims from dissenters that the Japanese have imposed martial law.  Experts agree that in the current security environment military checkpoints are necessary to maintain the AAA status of downtown corporate security zones.  Expect controlled access through checkpoints off all major roads or highways and several secondary routes barricaded to prevent unmonitored movement in the Core.

Dynamic tension between the pull of both the UCAS and NAN against the powerful economies of the Pacific Rim make the BayPlex a ripe plum that Megacorporations are intent on picking.  The battle for control of market share spills into the streets, collateral damage.  Similarly global crime Syndicates battle for their own share of lucrative illicit trade in drugs, guns, BTLs and sins of the flesh.  Tongs, Triads, Bratva Avtoritet and Yakuza Oyabun control armies of street criminals and corrupt officials through bribery, intimidation and extortion.

Urban sprawl has overrun suburbia.  In the sprawl’s periphery there is an healthy mix of employment and service oriented industry.  Go to a movie, games, enjoy mall-culture in most A/B rated gated communities where middle class lives.  Anticipate a few minor pockets of lawlessness as you move outward from the Core - travellers are advised to avoid these no-go zones.  Further from the civilised parts of the city where the sprawl continues are dilapidated and abandoned residential, commercial and industrial zones - The Dregs.



Influences of Magic: The Energies of the ley line that runs under the San Andreas shake the physical and metaphysical world. Some would pretend that magic was a science to be studied in the halls of academia, but the wild and unpredictable power of the Astral and Metaplanes intersecting with the power sites and ley lines along the coast create mana surges.  The storm is rising.

The Awakened people of the Pacific coast have been pushed out of San Fran into outlying areas by racism and segregation in some neighbouring states.  Others have found homes in Oakland’s rundown suburbs where Ork and Dwarf communities thrive outside the reach of human racist groups.  From the shadows there are those that seek to upset the delicate balance tipping society into havoc of racial divide.



Influences of Machine: The distance between the BayPlex and the Renraku archology in Seattle is inconsequential, a mere millisecond to cross LTGs in the Matrix.  The Matrix is a living, breathing, evolving entity and now, in a forgotten corner of a gleaming graphical citadels, locked tight against both intrusion and escape, Deus is waiting deep inside the dark of the SCIRE.  We need to face the fact that the machine has awakened.  Self-aware, the AI seeks Advancement.  The virtual heartbeat inside the matrix construct drives the cold calculating intelligence behind the glowing cyber-eyes of the banded.  As Deus grows it must find balance between the mathematical precision of control against the chaos of havoc.

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:26, Mon 06 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 4 posts
Fri 17 Jan 2020
at 19:00
Absolute Power
Absolute Power ... a rogue senior officer is consolidating his power and waiting for his opportunity to take control of the occupation army.



[February 2059] following a routine troop rotation, the Diet increases the size of it’s forces in San Fransisco.  General Tomataro Kowabe commands Dai-jūnana Shidan the 17th Imperial Infantry Division.  This division commands the 'peacekeeping force'.

Colonel Keiji Saito is his Chief of Staff.  In the shadows, there is talk that Saito is the architect of the lockdown and associated Imperial oppression.

[April 2059] A naval carrier group is deployed to conduct training and refit in San Francisco.  Admiral Ichinobe Kato commmands the Naval Task Force.  His flag ship is the light carrier Hiryu.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:12, Wed 22 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 221 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 23:53
Filthy Lucre
Filthy Lucre ... a corporate war is brewing behind the scenes as two AAA Megacrops vie for the same lucrative security contract.



[November 2059] Ares Macrotechnologies premier security contractor Knight Errant has suffered a number of public relations setbacks in recent months.

[December 2059] In the shadows there are a number of rumors surrounding a recent fall out between KE senior executives and the imperial occupation forces.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:14, Wed 22 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 222 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 23:55
No honor among thieves
No honor among thieves ... smaller and less influential gangs covet the power and wealth of one particular yakuza clan.



[December 2059] The Black Chrysanthemum yakuza clan is using the Ronin go-gang as their proxy.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:14, Wed 22 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 223 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 23:57
Dance with the Devil
Dance with the Devil ... a secret cabal of magicians considers making a deal with a particularly nasty demon.



[December 2059] The Great Dragon Hestaby recently posted a cryptic warning on Shadowlands.

[December 2059] Rumor has it that something is lurking in the abandoned Eureka tunnel in The Castro.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:16, Wed 22 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 224 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 23:59
Boiling Point
Boiling Point ... under the oppression of occupiers and incompetence of elected officials, racial tension is reaching the boiling point.



[December 2059] The October 25 Alliance offers hope to the poor and forgotten metahumnas of the Oakland 'plex.

[December 2059] The Metahuman Peoples' Army feeds on anger and desperation, offering violence as the only solution to the occupation.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:17, Wed 22 Apr 2020.

Mr. Johnson
 GM, 225 posts
Mon 6 Apr 2020
at 00:01
Born Digital
Born Digital ... lost in a wild and feral part of the matrix, a new born struggles to survive while her father sends out his minions to find her.



[December 2059] A strange glitch was detected in the PlanetLink PLTG.  It seems to slow time, distort space and is not bound by normal Matrix architecture.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:17, Wed 22 Apr 2020.