Allison Benton had been a member of a star-ship crew, until Syndicate pirates had attacked the ship she was on. Causing it to crash onto an inhabited planet, where she was the lone survivor. She returned to earth where she has been living off her survivor’s benefits. Wanting to return to space, she has made her way to California in hopes of securing employment with SpaceX.
Raoul Vega decided to try to perform reconisance of SpaceX and walked in the front door hoping to talk his way into a tour. The security guard, a grizzled old man, Roger Murtaugh, told Raoul that tours had been suspended due to issues with the new OCP Hybrids brought in for security. Personally Roger preferred the days when humans patrol the halls.
Raoul received a number from one of the waitstaff with a free drink. Before long three blonde women approached and asked if they could join him. Raoul Vega invited them in, one climbed over him to sit beside him, the other slid in beside him, the third sat on the opposite side of the booth.
They discussed what brought Raoul to California. He claimed that he was a singer looking for a manager. The girls Amber Lee, Kimberly Lopez, and Brittany Brown all work at Lowes Hardware. They hang off of Raoul’s every word. Brittany revealed she had always wanted to know what it would be like to lay with a Maru. Raoul took them all back to Brittany’s place where he rocked there world to the point that they became obsessed with him, following him around town.
After witnessing the display at the Olive Garden, Allison went to SpaceX to apply for a job. Roger took her resume and explained that a recruiter would be in contact within a few days. She decided to go out for drinks nearby to pass the time.
Meanwhile Raoul Vega had decided to try recruiting again. This time bringing Twitch to try to spot talent. Twitch and Allison spotted a man pickpocketing, stealing wallets, and phones. Twitch pointed him, a very well made up latino man, and Allison Benton out to Raoul. Allison noted Twitch and Raoul and turned the thief into the bouncers, allowing her to drink for free for the rest of the night.
Next Raoul targeted Allison called him out for having his friend Twitch pointing out people. They had a conversation about what brought them both to California. Raoul made claim to be interested in becoming a pilot for SpaceX. Raoul also claimed that he might come into a ship soon, and asked if she’d be interested. She indicated she’d be interested and they exchanged contact information. The three girls from earlier were still around making a fuss over Raoul.
Raoul returned to find the three girls waiting for him at the bus. He tried to clear the bus for another round but instead was given another job. To secure OCP uniforms. Raoul made contact with Julio and made it out that he wanted the two of them to dress like OCP and do some roleplay. Julio made the costume and the two had their roleplay, Raoul kept the costumes.
Sandra, Blake, Joshua, and Twitch donned their costumes and made their way to SpaceX. Inside Sandra tried and failed to fast talk her way inside. Twitch drew a crossbow and prevented Roger from pressing the alarm. Joshua disabled the alarm button and cameras in the lobby. He then handcuffed Roger. They examined Roger’s email and discovered that the issue with the OCP Hybrids was that their facial recognition (IFF) was imperfect and all staff had been warned to make sure they had their RFID badges on them at all times.
Twitch took Roger’s badge and pistol. Joshua sent Sandra and Blake back to the bus. Twitch led the way, and before long encountered the first OCP Hybrid, it drew its pistol and ordered him to assume a passive position and prepare to be arrested otherwise lethal measures would be employed. Twitch complied holding up Roger’s badge.
Once the OCP Hybrid was close enough it recognized the badge. " SpaceX employee identified, have a nice day." The OCP Hybrid attempted to walk past Twitch towards where Joshua was hiding. Twitch pulled his crossbow and shot it in the head (from under the chin). It fell prone and stated “Lethal damage detected to organic components, requesting repair”. Twitch pluged his neural jack into it and downloaded schematics of the building before formatting the OCP Hybrid. He stole the OCP Hybrid’s laser pistol before continuing.
Twitch learned that there were three special project rooms in the sub-basement whose purpose was kept off the schematics. Otherwise the rest of the labs were well labelled. He identified where the security room was.
The two of them headed into the security room, knocking out the guard inside. Joshua stole his badge and gun. They disabled the remaining security cameras and wiped a three hour window of recordings from the system.
The pair went down the elevator to the sub-basement. They were presented with three doors requiring badge access. They discovered that the security guard’s badges wouldn’t open the doors. Joshua rigged the doors to open.
In the first room they found a small metal cube hooked up to several computer terminals. Twitch jacked into one and immediately felt a dominating presence pushing against him. He quickly disconnected and the two realized that they were looking at an AI Core. Joshua quickly pocketed it, out of both novelty and hope that it would look like this would have been the reason for the break in.
In the next room the pair found a biological lab with microscopes, PCR machines, and terminals meant for Maru. Twitch plugged into the server rack and without disturbing the system downloaded copies of all the files. He learned that this was project Doomsday a repository of all plant an animal life genetic strains, and many variations of each. Supposed to be enough that any species could be brought back from extinction.
The final room contained a spherical item that appeared to be an amalgam of electronics and organic technology. Twitch plugged into the server rack here and downloaded project Ark. A genesis device capable of rapidly terraforming a planet to a set of genetic templates. It was clear project Doomsday and Ark were meant to be used together. The implications of using Ark on a inhabited planet were terrifying.
The pair then went to the regular server room and pulled as many hard drives as they could carry. Finally exiting via the security room, where they ensured all logs of their presence had been deleted.
They then returned to the bus. The group prepared to make the trip back to New York. The trio of girls begged to go with Raoul. The group agreed to bring them along.
The group then made their trip to New York. Along the way Joshua decided to plug in the AI Core. The two chatted for quite some time. The AI Core was greatful for being liberated from SpaceX and asked Joshua to provide him a new body. Joshua used the webcam on the computer to show the AI Core the rest of the team.
The party arrived in New York. The New York Sewer Rats did not require a new tribute due to the generosity of their last tribute. Raoul reconnected with the two gunners from his last visit, having a five-some with his three other girls. When asked if they’d like to join them in space they accepted the offer.
The rest of the group returned to the room. Lewis produced the encryption program CD and Twitch deposited the files. As the group made their way back to the scrapyard in Iowa they stopped at a gas station. Joshua checked Lewis’ bank balance and discovered that they had been paid the full million for the information.
Lewis revealed that while he was in California he had looked up his old partner in crime Gilbert. Gilbert had the same implants installed. He learned that Gilbert had tried to have his removed, and an OCP orbital laser had destroyed him, his surgeon, and most of the building they’d been in. Lewis resolved that he needed off planet to have his implants removed.
The party made their way to the scrapyard run by Ix Hrung. He had a shuttle for sale for $1.3M but Sandra negotiated him down to $1M. Raoul asked him if the Koth had been the ones who seeded the planet. Ix answered that his race was younger than the terrans.
Once Allison caught up the group went back to the McDonald Farm. Fleur McDonald talked to the group about bringing a Maru to the farm. She knew a Maru, Laxore, from her time at MuskU and had been in contact with him. He was currently on Endeavor and was willing to come help. She offered the party $100k to bring him to earth legally, or more if they were to bring him to earth undetected. After Allison negotiated she agreed to pay $10k up front.
Concerned about the well being of Fleur, Raoul resolved to catch the person making women disappear from the bar. He dressed as a woman and went to the bar in hopes of getting taken. Twitch went with him for his safety.
Raoul got hit on by many men had many drinks bought for him. They were no closer to identifying the predator when he decided he needed to relieve himself. He went to the woman’s room and Twitch followed him. Everything was normal until he flushed. Twitch heard a “schoomp” sound and could no longer hear Raoul.
A woman came into the room where they arrived. She was wearing 1950s housewife dress and a metal band. She invited Raoul to follow her. She led him to a pod and invited him to go inside and the Master would join them.
He opted not to enter the pod. Eventually Twitch grabbed the metal band from around her head and shoved her into the pod. The pod shut and they could hear a slurshing sound coming down the hall. They readied their weapons and a Maru came around the corner.
Surprised to see weapons pointed at him he reached out for a panel on the wall. Twitch shot his arm before he could reach the panel. He then started cooperating. They brought him upstairs for questioning.
The group returned to the basement found and disabled the Maru ship destroying anything that looked important. They then phoned the Maru into the authorities. Earth Customs paid a $25k bounty for information on illegal aliens leading to the arrest of an illegal alien.