Apparent Age: 50
Archetype: Physical Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Dual DAOD Vibro Custom Cyber Spurs
Apparent Age: 50
Archetype: Physical Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Dual DAOD Vibro Custom Cyber Spurs
Membership: Bounty Hunters
Apparent Age: 40
Archetype: Cybered Gunslinger Physical Magician: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Jamestown Classic Pistol (Modified)
Bio: Remember when I said that we should be fearful of the being that would be lurking in the shadows behind the Handler when Harvest brought the Death Bringer with him; well the Handler brings with him a man that is so wanted for crimes against humanity and multiple other war crimes that the only nation he is safe in is the Caribbean League and I wonder why……look at his handle. This man is worth more than the entire Deaths Hand combined and he is very proud of his bounty and how he he can stick his middle finger up at the nations authority and World Court that they will never collect this bounty seeing as the Necromancer is part of the Guild of Bounty Hunters and a member of the Brotherhood and has established himself as a true terror on the battlefield and throughout the world.
Yogi is not only a Jamestown by the blood that flows through his veins, he is as well a Yates and this is the scary part of the story and can explain allot about his raw magical power over death and raising the dead at will, he is also part of the Pilgrim bloodline how this works I am not sure; somewhere in his ancestry the bloodlines converged and created this murderous madman that not only relishes in his gift he fully embraces it and wields magic that has only been scene cast by Plymouth and Yogi does it with ease. His parents are unknown basically as to witch of the Yates elders planted the seed that would bring this terror to the world.
The Necromancer is like many legacy runners and that his power advanced at a startling rate and like Bilbo and Toad this man is not to be taken lightly, according to my contacts we have yet to see the true power of the Necromancer and it must be off the scale seeing that he was personally chosen by the Handler to be his shadow guard and the Jamestowns don’t do anything without a reason and they only want the best guarding their elders. This man has been scene slaughtering on battlefield and then raising them as the walking dead and using those now undead soldiers to butcher another field of war. Once he is done with an assignment he hands his horde of the dead over the Caribbean League to be added to their already impressive army of the damned. The Necromancer has personally studied under Governor Pilgrim and his wife Olivia in the dark forbidden arts as well the ways of Voodoo what his totem is unknown but one can bet that he follows the same ways of his master in the craft.
He has also worked side by side with many in the Ghost Division and has aided the Patriots in their numerous conflicts against the natives and UCAS (United Canadian American States) and used their own soldiers against them and once they of no use to him he just turns them into dust and waves his hand to let the four winds taken the dust of the dead away never to scene again. The Necromancer is one man that many are terrified of including Director Mitchell and the late General James O’Brian as nobody has found a way to deal with this monster yet and he has even been shot in the head by a UCAS sniper the bullet just flattened against his eye exposing a crystal not cyber and he just pointed behind him and like out of one of the old movies “Star Wars” he waved his hand and the sniper was pulled out of the nest and fell to his death. This man has been scene wielding a ancient long blade with ease and cutting down hundreds without breaking a sweat and at the same time he has assassinated people with his pistol that where surrounded by guards and behind vehicles as the bullet almost curved and directly targeted the victim and missed everyone else. This seems to be some sort of new technology the Jamestowns have developed seeing that many of their kin can do the same it’s been reported that the Godfather the Beast has been scene doing this as have other of the Jamestowns and those connected to them.
The Necromancer is one man that………<<<Enough, is Enough Mother Fucker!! I let you live and tell enough about my brother in arms long enough…….Nice how you blood on the monitor mixed with your grey matter looks like an ink blot test….Hmmm I see a little piggy!! The Death Bringer has warned you all many times….Now Mother Fuckers it’s Game On!! Death Bringer Out>>>>
Apparent Age: 55
Archetype: Gunslinger Physical Adept: Circle (Kiss Your Ass Goodbye)
Preferred Weapon: Jamestown Classic Pistol (Modified)
Bio: Well if Harvest being back in town doesn’t scare you seeing he comes with the mighty Death Bringer this man should scare the shit out of you; Handler is the Beasts baby brother and yes I mean he is a McKeen and a Jamestown through bloodline and marriage so much so that he is allowed to directly use their surname without having to have it added before their true surname or use it a a middle name. Zombie as they call him as well is a pure monster with no heart and no soul he is all business all the time and can normally be found lurking around his big brother and mentor. Though for the Handler work always comes first and seeing as his big brother is the Godfather of the Jamestown family it’s his word that is law and Zombie is his right hand man, the man that everyone see’s but no one see’s coming unlike his left that no one ever see’s in Harvest; either of these men alone are a serious threat but add an unlimited budget, training facilities, industrial complexes and manufacturing locations that rival the Deaths Hand and you have a crime family that is more military than mob.
The Handler is just like Harvest and comes with back up though who that is…..we have no idea and if the Death Bringer is the back up for Harvest I can only imagine who tags along with the Handler and this should scare every citizen within the United Canadian American States (UCAS); the Jamestowns and Krieghoffs have been the financial backing for many a decade to this legendary team of runners and many of their family can be found inside the active roster seeing the Mariners have returned to action. The Jamestowns have always had their hands in the war and don’t give two fucks about who dies in the process just as long as they get paid and the UCAS burn to the ground, this family finds it roots in the Confederacy but many of their ranking members are within the Freedom Patriots go figure; this furthers the connection between Kingsbury and Davis; they as well have their hands deep within the government they hate with every fibber of their being. This means that the Jamestowns have been dismantling the UCAS from the inside for many a decade and as keeping the machine of war churning to line their pockets with blood money.
This man does whatever his Godfather says so this can be basically anything and seeing we only just learned that Judge McKeen aka the Beast is actually the Godfather and a runner a handful of weeks ago; who knows how deep the Jamestown corruption goes and how long they have been playing real life war games with our sons and daughters as their chess pieces and their blood as their profit margin. Just writing this article I have already signed my death warrant and soon Colonel Puck will be here to collect I just hope it’s as a bounty hunter and not a hangman seeing my family doesn’t have the money to pay their outrageous fee’s but I feel that people need to know the dangers of the Jamestowns and the danger they bring with some of their top hunters and game players returning to action. Normally the Jamestowns are very much behind the scenes but they are not afraid to dirty their hands and they have people like Harvest and Handler to do that job for them.
The entire Jamestown family are wanted felons and many face the death sentence for their crimes but it seems no one can touch them and they just slide through the legal system and seeing their connections to the Krieghoff’s and the Mariners as well the Bounty Hunters Guild and Brotherhood….don’t forget the Cajuns nobody dares cast a guilty verdict down on any Jamestown and many law enforcement would rather be terminated than slap the cuffs on a Jamestown; we know that even our former Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane was using both Krieghoff and Jamestown security forces to protect his ill gotten home deep in Krieghoff territory of Lynnwood. The Jamestowns are not a family to trifle with as they have many contacts in very high places and they can with a single phone call bring down any corporation and barricade any city that doesn’t play along with their intentions and starve them out or even force a drought and pollute the drinking water with high levels of radiation dust so the people die a very slow painful death.
The Jamestowns are more on the Patriots form of thought and that being throw the Natives back into the reservations, build a huge wall lock the gate and throw away the key after of course making damned certain that any magical native is dealt with; they also want to see the elven population each the number ZERO and they pay very high illegal bounties for elven victims; also the Jamestowns never want to deal with prisoners they don’t wan the liability of escape and under the direct order of the Beast anyone captured by a Jamestown or Krieghoff must execute the surrendered and let Dumpster, Witcher, Mad Dog and Anaconda have the bodies to be properly disposed of and the Mariners bank accounts feel the weight of the Jamestown Blood Money; for that team of mostly street rats they don’t care seeing that morals on the streets will get you killed and they have watched many of their friends die do to accepting surrender.
Well in closing, I need to keep these reports short and sweet or Col. Puck will definitely catch me or worse the Death Bringer; being a reporter these days is not a safe profession and we are hated by most people who call us the false news, though when it comes to the Handler this man helped design the training program for cleaners and erasers that Harvest worked on; he has been scene using basically any weapon and is a master gunfighter and swordsman, he moves within the shadows and can become a living shadow if needed. He is the Handler for a reason this man like Harvest is even more dangerous with his phone and can bring almost anything to a grinding halt with a single phone call; this man is a Jamestown and they never do anything without a reason and for that he is not to trusted.
PAGE WRITTEN BY: I CHOOSE LIFE!!
<<<You can run little piggy, but you cant hide from the big bad wolf!>>>
Apparent Age: 60
Archetype: Cybered Physical Adept: Grade Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Plasma Sword
Bio: The man known as Harvest is simply a handler for the Jamestowns and Krieghoffs and he is the direct hand of the Beast, this man needs to be avoided at all costs seeing he doesn’t do anything without a reason and even these photos where provided by him and I am very nervous that his close friend the Death Bringer will be hot on my tail cause is Harvest knows my address so does the Death Bringer and we all need to be very careful when we start reporting on anyone connected to the Death Bringer; I have learned that the Death Bringer has been working personally for the Jamestowns ever since he left Seattle and only in the last few days he has returned and already been shedding blood and tears where ever he goes. This man is a true phantom menace and if Harvest is his handler it would make sense why they both are on the Mariners active list and why they vanished at the same time. This man is a not to be taken lightly as Harvest is the true harvester of souls and tears and holds extreme racial hatred towards the Natives and Elves and as well wants the streets flowing with dreamer blood and this entire website shattered and eradicated from the matrix.
In closing I will say that Harvest is a Jamestown and he is very active, his phone is more dangerous than his sword or gun…..though don’t forget he is a Jamestown so he is very deadly, they have nearly unlimited assists and the Mastermind now has no equal in this war as of the death of General James O’Brian, now I am packing everything up quickly and taking my family to an undisclosed location before the Death Bringer Finds me, I am not signing this cause even my digital signature can be traced by Harvest or the Death Bringer……Quick after thought; who do you think started up the Freedom Patriots Cleaner and Eraser training programs…answer Harvest and the Death Bringer was his first student.
Apparent Age: 25
Archetype: Mercenary Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: ???
Bio: I suppose it is time to discuss a newer runner on the streets, one specifically homegrown and exported. Buttercup, as he is known, is one of the few members of the most recent “lost” generation between the New Breed and the Lost Children. The span of time was much shorter here than in the past, however its existence has been confirmed by the likes of Fable and Canyon nonetheless. For this, we can thank the recent so-called “Battles for Seattle” that have plagued and ravaged the city. As we witness and experience destruction to our neighborhoods, homes, family, and friends we will continue to increase the power vacuum which has encouraged and enlisted the “service” of these street killers.
Our Jeffrey’s story begins around 15 years ago when he was of the ripe age of 10 or so. Records on this individual are shaky at best, but we can make this assumption from hard copy birth certificates and report card records from his old school Church Elementary. Jeff was a somewhat brainy child from Upper Settle. His parents George and Dorris Ashmore, an up and coming pair of biologists, worked for a subdivision of BioTech in the local area designing custom solutions for exotic pets. Best known for understanding and enhancing our knowledge on hellhounds, these members of mid to upper society found their place amongst the wanna be elite within the city. They were the first to come up with the surgery to fix the hip dysplasia these fearsome beasts develop during old age making them popular with the rich who can afford these “pets”. They found themselves at the end of the advancement their current achievements could afford them and decided that they needed a new project to push themselves further into society. Little did they know their solution would change their son’s world forever.
It would be here that little Jeff would find himself on a summer trip to Africa with his parents. You see, the solution these two intelligent people came up with was to try to find a new animal to domesticate for the rich. Their goal would be to discover a new type of paranormal creature (or strain of an existing one), capture it, and then bring it back to Seattle to study. After all, even just the mention of a new creature to own would force their name and influence in the city to surge, in turn providing the funding and resources that would be needed to complete the project. They gave themselves a 2 month span to find this creature, and upon arriving at their destination they began the search.
For 6 weeks straight Jeff and his family went from town to town researching rumors and legends about unseen beasts. They spent time with local guides working through all types of terrain. Jeff was amazed at how his parents never seemed fazed by the weather and just kept searching. They went on safari after safari looking for something new or unknown. Finally, one day during an exhibition into the wild they found it. A paranormal tiger sporting three eyes, a two pronged tail, and stripes in the pattern of eyes all around. Excited at their find George immediately pulled out his tranquilizer gun, took aim, and fired. Even though it was from the beast’s blind spot, it seemed to react. Spooked by the unexpected attack it fled. Unfortunately, the direction it went was to an unbeknownst second group of scoundrels looking for the same prey. The Ashmores didn’t realize at the time that they had found something that was well known to the local area. In fact, this Lion’s Eye Tiger was known to have incredible enhancing properties to the locals. It was thought that if you ate its heart you would gain sight beyond sight and that if you drank its blood you could heal any wound. Well, little of that was true, but the fact remained that fools would pay a high price for its parts and there are always poachers looking to make a buck.
Jeff’s father led the chase after the beast with family in tow behind him, but as he happened upon the scene of the poachers relieving the beast of its organs he was easily spotted. A second later the first life changing event in Jeff’s story occurred. In a lightning quick manner the poacher pulled his gun, took aim, and ended George’s life. Small, weak, and unable to do anything Jeff watched as his father went from the strong hunter and scholar to a headless chunk of mass with the explosion of blood all around him.
Well, as you can imagine, little Jeff thought and did many things in this moment; being quiet wasn’t one of them. He howled out after his father as he fell and try as she might, his mother could not subdue his sound quickly enough. They were spotted behind, and so the chase began. Seemingly dodging bullets even though they were running straight the remaining two managed to get back to the car and escape from their pursuers. They were able to outpace the truck the poachers had brought using their jeep with ease. All seemed safe for the moment, albeit sad and horrible. His mother told him that they could use the local authorities to deal with these men. They would get back to Seattle, give George a proper burial, and all would be alright.
When they got back into town they immediately went to the authorities to report both the killing of a rare beast, as well as the death of their family member. They expected a search party. They expected justice. They expected the world to be put right. After all, in Upper Settle the wealthy went to the police and got what they wanted.
What they found however was corruption. You see, the poachers owned the police and had been using the couple to track down the beast. What they found was a cell and, for Dorris, a brutal interrogation/torture session. Over the next few days they would be fed scraps, and although Jeff was never told for what, his mother was beaten and questioned day in and out. When she was finally returned to the cell she was torn and battered. They had returned her to perish as she was broken and internally she had injuries which could not be healed. What was worse is that the wounds themselves had a green tinge that seemed unnatural which still haunts him to this day. His mother who was always vibrant seemed completely sapped of her strength and her will was crushed. As Jeff was trying to come to terms with the events that happened he was about to take another turn.
Late in the morning from outside the cell was when it happened. Explosions all around the town went off. Parts of the building went down dislodging the locking mechanism of the cell and causing pieces of the ceiling to come down on the inhabitants of the jail. The ground shook and it seemed as though all hell had broken lose. Fire could be seen from within and smoke was all around. Young Jeff tried to find his mother, but she was gone. Even a kid he realized that whether or not she was burned or crushed he still needed to get out quickly or else his life would be over. The young child managed his way through the broken cell door and found his way to a hole in the wall big enough to fit through. As he got out he saw a gruesome sight. Men slaughtering others. Guns, knives, and all sorts of weaponry. A battle had broken out and he was caught in the midst.
We now know this encounter to have been a hit put on the local government by a third party through the TC Mercenary Corps to take down the poachers. This third party, while unnamed due to confidentiality, didn’t like what was being done to the wildlife and didn’t want to deal with the town the legal way. What we also know is that the mercenaries didn’t leave that night as was in the records. They stayed to scavenge the next day. It was then when they happened upon our little fish out of water. Initially they thought to leave him as an orphan of war, but after seeing his passport and hearing his story the hardened mercenaries took pity on the child. This was in part because their “bagboy” had been killed in the battle the night prior and they needed new help. They figured if they indoctrinated a child at a young age they would be able to grow him into a useful member in the future.
With that Jeff began menial labor for the older mercenaries in exchange for being allowed to sleep in their camp and be given food. They were tough on him, but fair. It would be over the next 12 years that Jeff would build muscle, learn to shoot, and awaken as an adept. He would come to see these men not as murderers that were using him, but as family that saved him. As he grew he began to take on their sense of right and wrong. They said they would send him back to Seattle when he earned the money to pay for the ticket, but when the time came Jeff decided to stay with them. He was angry that none of his other family or friends went looking for him. In addition, he became accustomed to the jobs and lead slinging.
When he turned 17 he was allowed to decide upon his code and join the Corps. This group seems to be quite different, albeit smaller, than the brotherhood or the Steel Legion. They don’t write their code, but simply share it with their captain. To them the code is personal and near sacred. They don’t share it, or at least didn’t while the company existed. Anyway, Jeff enjoyed working with them and slinging led for 6 years. During his tenure as a full member he completed many a mission and became fairly accomplished for a fledgling mercenary. He learned the art of stealth and the art of surprise. He learned what areas will kill and what will maim. He learned what pain a man can take and what he can’t. It seemed this would be the journey of his life, but after 6 short years it came to an abrupt end.
The TC Mercenaries were known for many things in their day. One thing that they were always keen on was surviving the encounter. They wouldn’t accept suicide ops and tried their best to use tactics that allowed a high success rate with few to no casualties. This policy was why they were able to stay small. Low turnover of members means no need to grow large. However, when they got word that the Death’s Hand was moving into their territory and that the butcher of the Serengeti was hot on their heels they decided to split up their money and leave the field. War was their job, but certain death wasn’t worth any amount of money. Each took their share based on seniority and rank. They scoured to the corners of the world and didn’t look back. Some to Europe, some to Asia, and even a few to Australia (though they may have been better off with the Hand if you ask me). Well, our little Jeff decided that since his new home was gone, it was time to return to his old one.
Well, it is now 2074 and we see that this Mercenary has been hiding for the past couple years in the Emerald City. He has as of late made a bit of a name for himself by joining the Sea Wolves under the master elemental specialist the Dandy Man and even had a short stay on the Harbingers team before being picked up the by the Mariners (though why an old school team wanted this runner is unknown). Well, here is to another orphan of the streets!
Membership: Seattle PD/Mariners/Harbingers
Apparent Age: 70+
Archetype: Cybered Gunslinger Adept: Circle Unknown (Your already fucking dead, Kiss Your Ass Goodbye!!)
Preferred Weapon: Ronin Hell Bringer Magnum Devils Thunder 6.66 Mach 7 (Highly Modified)
Bio: His name is Asbury and he is one of the world’s most premiere detectives and most successful law enforcement officers ever to wear the badge. This man has worked throughout the United States and now the United Canadian American States, serving within the homicide divisions of some of the most overworked prescient’s in the nation’s bewildered cities. Asbury got his start working within the troubled Garden State and within one of the most corrupt cities in the entire state next to Newark; he would cut his teeth pulling bodies out of the rivers, bay and ocean of the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shore.
Asbury would make a name for himself during the Great Tragedy of 2018 when he would solve the mysterious murder of a local socialite that was found bound and gagged with her throat sliced on the banks of the Barnegat inlet. This murder would shake the entire city to its core, sending shivers of fear through the citizens as they would begin to fear the night and everyone would be seen as a suspect. During this time the entire nation was under siege by the Natives during the Nights of Blood and the ravages of the Great Ghost Dance, the police of Asbury Park where already under strain and pushed to their brink dealing with a sea of refuges seeking shelter on the coast from the Native Assaults. This pressure was being felt all throughout the Garden State, as the assaults were occurring all around the nation and even though most of the eastern seaboard was being assaulted the Garden State was relatively safe from the Native onslaught; though for New Jersey something far more sinister was brewing and Asbury was about to uncover a plot that would force him to flee and enter the dark world of the shadows.
The murder of the socialite would be the stepping stone for Asbury as he would be handed the case, not because they believed he could solve it and set the town at ease, but to discredit and humiliate him with a case that shouldn’t have been solvable. The poor young women’s murder was just the tip of the iceberg and would go far deeper than anyone had ever imagined, and during those dark days of August 2018 many more innocent souls would fall victim to this nefarious plot; leaving Asbury with what seemed to be a dire situation. The people of Asbury Park where scarred and looking to the police for safety and answers, while those in power where setting up their chessboard for the final move. Asbury would dive into these cases with the same relentless and unyielding attitude he took for every other case and would not rest till the victims found justice.
As the bodies began to pile up around him during the summer of 2018, Asbury would never once feel overwhelmed and would throw himself deeper into the investigation and with each passing day and new victim, all it would do would steel his resolve to solve the case and keep it from ending up going cold and forgotten. Even with his Captain telling him to move on, Asbury wouldn’t leave well enough alone thus causing those involved to grow nervous as Asbury was growing ever closer to putting the pieces of the puzzle together and bringing to a close the these gruesome murders.
It would be during the following summer in July of 2019 that Asbury would eventually get his big break in the case as he arrived on the scene of another grisly murder of a young tourist that had disembowelled and found under the boardwalk in the early morning hours. The body was already being overtaken by crabs that where crawling all over the body, as well the bugs had begun taking residence within the carcass. Many feared the body and evidence had been contaminated and lost, though Asbury and the local Medical Examiner Dr. Melvin Mariner knew different. Dr. Mariner was also a world renowned Entomologist and Asbury was well versed in marine biology, these men did the unthinkable and would gather the scuttling crabs and bugs to dissect and study for the evidence that they were covered in, while Asbury’s partner Detective Leslie Howard would gather evidence of the body. The three men would work throughout the day gathering much needed evidence, the scene was not like any of the other cases they had before; this scene was much more gruesome and the final nail in the coffin of the guilty would be that the body hadn’t been moved. They had found the primary crime scene, and the sandy beach and cramped quarters under the boards would make for a investigators dream; as the scene was flooded with evidence and even the murder weapon would be discovered buried under the sand near the victim with the sand actually helping preserve the blood evidence. The case that Asbury had been working for almost a year with no actual leads was about to break wide open and many in power were about too be forced to scramble to save their own skin from the needle.
Once Asbury and his team had gathered all the evidence they could and returned to the station house and morgue, the real investigation could continue as they would begin to dissect through everything they gathered and the seasoned detectives would learn that this murder was not only committed post haste it was done sloppy, they would find fingerprint, DNA, and blood evidence that didn’t belong to the victim; also they would be in possession of the murder weapon that Dr. Mariner would directly connect to the other fifteen murders including the socialite from 2018. They would as well be able to figure out the suspects identity from the records on file and discover that the serial killer was a local political figure that worked directly for the Governor of New Jersey; this would be the break they needed and also this would be the break that would send the three men on the run for their lives and straight into the shadows of Seattle.
The killer had been identified and do to his political connections Dr. Mariner and Asbury agreed to keep a tight lid on their discovery, knowing that someone with his connections would vanish before Asbury and Howard could slap the cuffs on; so that’s just what they did, these law enforcement officers used their own connections to secure a warrant and would travel to Trenton to arrest Christopher Marrow for multiple counts of murder. Though as the duo was travelling to Trenton to brig to close the gruesome shore murders, a leak within the Asbury Park Police Department would blow the whistle and alert Trenton of the incoming officers. By the time Asbury and his partner would arrive at the State Building they would be welcomed with a very cold reception and as the marched with their heads held high towards Marrows office, Asbury would receive a frantic call from Dr. Mariner that he was under siege and had been shot in the shoulder by hired thugs. He told them he evaded his pursuers but to be cautious since he feared there was a connection between the assault and the current case. Asbury as well feared the same and would alert his partner that they could be in for some trouble, both officers drew there side arms and entered the office of Christopher Marrow to find their only suspect hanging from the ceiling fan and the entire office sterilised of paperwork, computers and personal devises as well a pungent odor of bleach permeated from the office and Marrow had been stripped of his clothing and was covered in bleach. Asbury knew immediately that the jig was up and this went deeper than Marrow and some sadistic tendencies. This crime scene was staged and sterile, they would never find any evidence and even though it was obviously a murder it would fall into Trenton PD’s hands and they would rule it a suicide and move on. Though what was about to happen would cement the fact that corruption ran deep within New Jersey and they had just stepped into the hornet’s nest confirming what Dr. Mariner had feared. As the detectives stood their staring at the staged scene with their only suspect hanging from the fan slowly turning as the motor hummed. Their weapons lowered, Asbury would feel the stinging pain of a bullet tearing through his mid-section as he would go to his knee from the sudden pain and shock, and Detective Howard would spin to find fellow LEO’s (Law Enforcement Officers) of the Trenton Police Department opening fire onto them. This was an assassination and they were not supposed to leave the State Building alive, Howard would begin opening fire onto his fellow police officers with his side arm, as the two men would take cover within the office of Christopher Marrow.
Bullets would erupt through the hallway and tear into the walls, door and even the body of Marrow turning him into a morbid carnival game. The two seasoned Asbury Park detectives would return fire as if their lives depended on it and make short work of the handful of rookie officers that had attempted to assassinate the two men. Howard would help Asbury and the two men would make a break for the exit, charging towards the stairs and heading down towards the emergency fire exit; knowing that it was the only exit that couldn’t be electronically locked and hoping that it wasn’t surrounded by SWAT and States Troopers.
As the two men fled down the stairs, they could hear the footsteps of the perusing PD followed by a hail of gunfire that would ricochet all around them, with one of the offices’ bullets finding its home into Howard’s thigh and another digging deep into Asbury’s rib cage. The two knew that they needed to clear the building and find Dr. Mariner for medical treatment quickly, Asbury was badly injured and Howard was not better off as they reached the fire exit and threw the door open, alarms erupted through the building alerting the world as to their location and another hail of gunfire would rain down onto the men with another of the rogue rounds finding it’s home into the shoulder of Howard. Detective Howard would let out a muffled groan as the bullet would tear into the top of his shoulder and wedge itself into his collarbone, rendering his left arm paralyzed as the nerves would become pinched by the intruder.
The two detectives would muster up the remanding strength they had left and make a break for their car, and hope that they could clear Trenton and meet up with Dr. Mariner in time, before they perished from blood loss. As they ran towards their vehicle the police and troopers where flooding out of the building and sharp shooters where taking aim from the roof top. All would seem bleak for Asbury and Howard as reinforcements where in route and they were outnumbered and out gunned. The two men badly wounded would prove that their tenacious nature and can do attitude would prove to be more than the enemy would be able to handle. As they made it to their car and flung the doors open Howard would enter the driver’s seat and Asbury would take to the back seat to gain access to the emergency seat release for the trunk. Howard would start the ignition and throw the car into reverse as bullets would slam into the vehicles external armor, shattering the rear window and sending glass raining down onto Asbury. As Howards struggled to keep the car moving under the hail of gunfire, Asbury would reach the trunk and gain access to the assault rifle stowed within. As Howard would bring the engine to a roar more bullets would pound into the car tearing through the roof and into the already wounded men. They wouldn’t suffer any penetrations luckily, Asbury would take a deep breath and raise the weapon and brace it on the back seat as he took aim on the snipers that where raining death down onto them. As Howard crashed through the security gate Asbury would scope in the marksmen and pull the trigger the recoil nearly knocking the wounded man over as the barrel erupted and a hail of death raged towards the sniper tearing into the officers’ body and sending him for a final ride off the building. Asbury would then switch the weapon into fully automatic and unleash a hail of death into the troopers that where giving pursuit. Asbury would go through multiple magazines of ammunition as he laid cover fire for Howard, though many State Troopers would not be going home as the streets of Trenton turned into a war zone on July 18th 2019. Howard would use his cell to contact Dr. Mariner and figure out that he wasn’t too far away and they could meet him at his cabin in the nearby woodlands.
Asbury and Howard would escape Trenton with their lives, but their reputations would be forever destroyed as they became known as the Great Trenton Killers of 2019 and thus force the two men to find work within the shadows of Seattle and continue their journey for the truth. Though those in power would still fear Asbury and Howard for they knew too much and would be a hurdle in their plans to fully cement and enslave New Jersey under the regime of the UCAS.
Howard would pull into the driveway of Dr. Mariner’s cabin not minute to late as both men where worse for wear and needed emergency medical treatment. Dr. Mariner and Howard would help Asbury out of the car and into the cabin where the good doctor already had the supplies and table prepared. He would perform a miracle and be able to save both men on that day, as he bounced between the two detectives stitching their wounds and removing bullets and shrapnel from their bewildered bodies. Though Melvin knew that the State Police would eventually figure out where they were and they would either have to vacate before the detectives were ready to move or possibly be forced into another firefight with an uncertain outcome.
Melvin would quickly pack up the supplies he could and load his truck, he would then help the two officers into the back of the vehicle before heading back into his cabin to set the place ablaze thus destroying any evidence and allowing for a quick escape. Melvin would jump into the driver’s seat and tear off down the long and winding driveway as the cabin would begin to smoulder and then explode as the propane gas would ignite. The good doctor would just start heading west and knowing that the nation was still under siege and the new nation was being constructed as long as he staid to the back streets and back country he could make it to the growing metropolis that is Seattle and the three could vanish into the shadows of the urban sprawl. The trio of dedicated LEO’s would simply vanish into Seattle’s growing jungle and become one with the cities growing shadowy trade, these three men would continue to work alongside each other as unit and provide assistance and direction to keep them one step ahead of those that where searching for them and as well find viable and acceptable work for their very specialised talents.
Asbury, Dr. Mariner also known as Tag and Detective Lesley Howard also known as Dutch would become vigilantes seeking justice for the innocent and further continue the investigation on the ever growing corruption within the Garden State from the safety of the Emerald City. These men would not be the violent vigilantes going around killing the guilty and breaking the law, these men would use their advanced forensic and law enforcement experience to help solve some very serious crimes that would have otherwise gone unsolved within Seattle. Though they might have been doing good in the eyes of the people, those that wore the badge would see them as nothing more than cop killers and murderers seeking refuge within Seattle for their heinous crimes committed within New Jersey. This pressure from the police would keep this trio on the move and even the sanctuary they sought within Seattle would become unsettling when there case would draw the attention of the Federal Government thus forcing them to once again go on the move.
With Seattle having become a isolated island of UCAS territory within the vast regions of the Native American Nations, these men would be trapped and when the dragnet gets deployed they would run out of locations to hide. Asbury would decide that leaving Seattle is their only chance for survival and thus would begin this groups run from the law, and yet it would also increase their popularity with the people and increase Asbury’s reputation as a master detective. Once they fled the UCAS and entered the NAN regions they would be able to make it to the CAS (Confederate American States) where he would once again solve many cases through his private investigation and relentless approach to justice. Also seeing that the CAS was at war with the UCAS they didn’t care about the trios desperado status and even would welcome them into the police department as official law enforcement officers. Asbury and his team would become Confederate Marshals and begin working throughout the southern states, never staying in one town for long and hunting down the guilty and solving case after case. Eventually the Marshals would be given a Confederate Bounty Hunters Licence that would allow them to traverse into the contested regions of the UCAS and NAN (Native American Nations).
Asbury and his team would as well be pardoned for their crimes in the UCAS by the sitting Confederate President and the Joint Committee headed by Senator Jefferson Jones and August Prichard. This pardon would allow the trio to return to the UCAS as freemen and allow them to continue to do the good work they started, though pardoned it still wouldn’t make them very popular with those in the law enforcement community; the Usurpers of New Jersey had vilified Asbury and team thus making them the fall guy for the entire unfounded situation in Jersey including blaming them for the unsolved serial murders that Asbury had cracked wide open. As the Usurpers tried to scramble the stay in control of New Jersey, Asbury now free to roam within the UCAS would once again become a thorn in the side of those that tried to murder him so many years prior. By 2035 Asbury and his team would once again roll back into New Jersey and begin to make waves within Trenton as they would pick up directly where they left off and now armed with Confederate credentials and the Federal authority granted by the Joint American Committee, he would be immune from the strong arm tactics from the Trenton PD and even the FBI would be unable to stand in their path. The CAS had turned loose a whirlwind of a detective and with direct Senatorial Authority he would become just the agent of justice the Confederates needed and someone that could solve the unsolvable.
Asbury and his team might have been able to evade the local and federal authority, though it wouldn’t protect them from those that worked outside the law and the Usurpers would make certain that Asbury wouldn’t become successful and send many a hired thug and gunman after them. They would destroy evidence, torch their hotels and vehicles and even go as far as seeking out their loved ones that had been in hiding within the Confederacy and murder them in attempts to stale or even cause Asbury and team to cease their investigation. Though all this did would be instil dedication and cause them to become even further unrelenting, the Usurpers had created an enemy that would eventually spell their own downfall. It would take Asbury and his men another decade of deep investigation, and some questionable police work to uncover the evidence and direct link they needed to bring down the Usurpers of New Jersey; they would also find un-reputable evidence that would connect the Usurpers of New Jersey with the ones of Detroit, thus creating a triangle that would eventually take Asbury to the Mile High City of Denver. He would as well connect the Usurpers directly to many in power within the UCAS.
By November of 2045 all hell would break loose within Trenton as Asbury would bring to light the triangle of deception and premeditated enslavement of the people of the Garden State, he would as well show the people of the state the evidence directly linking the Usurpers of New Jersey with the Shore Slayings of 2018 and 2019 and their connection to the implementation of the Usurpers as the formal government structure of the state; including the connection of Governor Michael Rosenberg to the architect of the slayings and being part of the conspiracy to enslave the entire United States under the control of a few selected leaders that would come to be called the False Flag. Sadly even though the evidence against the Governor and his regime was damning and the people would demand action to be taken against their slavers justice would not be served and New Jersey wold further show how deep the corruption is rooted. Even though Asbury, Tag and Dutch had become the hero’s of the Garden State they would still have to repeal the attacks sent from the Governor and his regime; they would as well have to watch all their blood, sweat, and tears go down the drain as the states law enforcement and senate refuse to lift a finger to arrest those obviously guilty.
With local law enforcement refusing to act and the trio under siege, it would seem that all would be lost as Asbury once again contemplated retreating from New Jersey for greener pastures elsewhere; they would receive a call from Senator Jefferson Jones that would change everything and show that the UCAS Senate was not afraid of those in the False Flag and that not everyone in the Federal District worked with nor agreed with the tyrannical actions of the UCAS. Senator Jones under the authority of the Joint Committee would issue an arrest warrant for the Governor and his regime and hand the daunting task off to Asbury and his crew to bring the guilty to justice. Well this would sound easy, but it would be far from it as they would have to march directly into the hornets nest and attempt to cuff and detain a man that was well protected and not to mention bypass all the local LEO’s that would gladly take a shot at them. Now armed with a federal arrest warrant and the actual authority to detain these law breakers, Asbury, Tag and Dutch would begin to formulate a in-depth plan on how to capture the guilty without drawing the most fire in their direction; though they were well prepared for a shootout if one was to occur.
So on December 25th 2045 Asbury and company would prepare for their grand assault and arrest of the Governor and his regime, they donned there strongest armour and loaded up there best firearms and drove down to the Governors home where they knew he would be celebrating Christmas Morning with his family and hoping that the amount of private security would be minimal; well for Asbury this would not be the case and their plan would go completely backwards and become a total cluster, it would become known as the Great Christmas Massacre of 2045. Asbury and company would roll onto the Governor Michael Rosenberg’s property at 0800 hours and the second his car would cross the threshold the serine white Christmas morning would be disturbed by the eruption of gunfire from the private security officers attempting to kill Asbury, Tag and Dutch. Asbury would slide his car sideways to block the driveway and the men would pile out fully armed and ready for a fight. What the Governor didn’t know was that Asbury and his men had been equipped with Confederate military hardware and these men had become quite adapt at fighting for their lives. Asbury and company had gone from poorly trained LEO’s to highly trained Runners and this would be the edge they needed to stay ahead of the security officers. The Governor would be awoken by the sounds of automatic fire and explosions rocketing from his front lawn, the once snow covered grass, now stained with blood as the Confederate Agents stormed the castle slowly gaining ground as they would use their decades worth of combat experience to make short work of the dozens of officers attempting to protect the Governor from what they believed was an illegal arrest. Many bodies would fall on that Christmas morning as Asbury kept venturing forward, Tag would separate from the trio with a large duffel loaded with high explosive weapons to create a diversion and attempt to stale the incoming police officers. While Asbury and Dutch continued on, killing any security officer that dared to show their face and even those that would remain hidden would be shot through the structure they hid behind. Blood flowed freely on this Christmas and Asbury was giving them all their well earned presents of hot lead and a sucking chest wound.
Within minutes the duo had breached the front door and where within the mansion itself, the security forces outside all lay dead or dying as Asbury and Dutch focused within the zone stormed the home in search for the Governor. Who by now had taken himself and his family into the homes safe room, many lives would be lost as Asbury and Dutch would continue on instinct to take down any moving target that appeared in their display link, and not really caring if it was servant, citizen or security anyone on the inside had the potential to turn into a combatant and they where more than prepared. Meanwhile outside Tag had finished off the last of the security forces and begun to set up his booby trap for the incoming LEO’s, in his mind anyone that attempted to stand in their path was nothing more than an enemy soldier and deserved everything they had coming to them. The State and Local police would even launch air support to protect their Governor, though this would prove foolish as the helicopters that even came within range of the grounds would be tagged and vaporised by the Great Dragon missile launchers that where loaded within the duffel. The wreckage from the falling helicopters would destroy and claim many more innocent lives as the surrounding homes would become innocent casualties; meanwhile for the incoming radio cars, they would fall victim to well placed satchel charges and continued onslaughts from Tag and his rocket symphony. The peaceful Christmas morning was destroyed as many report seeing and hearing the attacks multiple towns away, and when Tags traps would deploy it would spell the end for any reinforcements as he laid his own dragnet and once the LEO’s entered the circumference he pulled the pin on the detonator and KABOOM, the entire outlaying street would become a death trap of flying rock debris and explosive force sending shrapnel flying for miles in all directions. Many of the surrounding homes would be destroyed in an instant and thus hopefully redirecting the LEO’s to the new scene, Tag was using a direct Seattle tactic to use chaos to distract. Though he would just simply sit back and pick off the survivors as they approached the grounds; a handful of LEO’s would breach the perimeter and meet a gruesome end when the proximity mines would deploy and as well catching a bouncing betty mine in the face. The local and state police departments where not prepared nor equipped to handle Seattle style runners and their advanced military tactics and equipment.
Though on the inside Asbury and Dutch where honing in on the Governors location and would find themselves standing before the sealed doors of the safe room; Asbury would decide that they were going to give the Michael Rosenberg an explosive Christmas Present. As he set the 5 kilo charge on the door, well more than was needed but Asbury no longer cared and the stinging bullet wound to his shoulder didn’t help his foul mood. The two men broke the distance and in a blink of an eye the State of New Jersey would be free of the grasp of its tyrannical Governor. The blast would shake the house to it’s very foundation, shattering glass, cracking walls and bringing down part of the Governors mansion as the shock wave tore threw the house. Asbury and Dutch would return to the scene and find the safe room door missing and devastation everywhere. Asbury’s shape charge had done it’s job and as they entered what was left of the safe room, they would be meet with gore the blast had done exactly what Asbury had planed. It blew the door and all the debris inward with the secondary charge that was placed on the wall finishing the job. They would walk into a room full of bodies torn apart limb from limb, entrails painted the ceiling and walls with fragments of bones and blood painting the walls and dripping through the hole in the floor to the room below. Asbury was content that the Governor was properly dealt with and justice had been served, though the massacre of his family was acceptable losses. That’s when the duo would receive the radio broadcast from Tag that they needed to vacate seeing that the National Guard was en-route and the numbers game was going to be an issue. The three men would flee the scene in their car and with one warrant handled, they would continue their path of destruction throughout the city as they would visit each and every person on their list and cross each one off the list as dealt with.
With the remaining police busy dealing with the chaos at the governors mansion and dealing with the multiple surprises left for them by Tag and Asbury, the other names on the list would become easy pickings and the trio didn’t care who suffered or died in the wake, one home they flattened as the guilty stood watching his family open presents. Tag sent a high explosive rocket through the bay window and scored a direct hit on the guilty, though the collateral damage would take the house down. This would go on throughout the day as Asbury would dispense justice Seattle style, and cause the state to mourn the loss of lives on what should have been a day of peace. After they sentenced the final victim to death by firing squad, killing the man in his driveway in a hail of gunfire and then Dutch would hide a bandoleer of live grenades under the victim as a nasty parting gift for anyone that moves the body. The trio then just rolled out of New Jersey and headed west once again, they would receive a phone call from Senator Prichard telling them good work and they will be properly compensated for their successful delivering of the arrest warrants.
Asbury’s wound would be taken care of by Tag and after a few days they would roll back into Seattle, where they could slip once again into the shadows and continue to work as Confederate Marshals and Bounty Hunters. This would be how they would come in contact with the Mariners of Seattle and by 2050 the trio would become full fledged members of the premiere runner team. Now once they where within the protection and ranks of the Mariners the trio would not always work together, though they would normally always be scene as one cohesive unit. If you saw one of them, the other two wouldn’t be far behind and thanks to their CAS Marshal badges they would be able to help the Mariners on many a run with simply flashing the badge and gaining entry. It would also help deter SPD and the other Law Enforcement authorities from wishing to invoke the ire of the CAS by creating a diplomatic incident; though by the time the Dreamers would flood the streets and the War of the Police would begin the trio would once again slip into the shadows and vanish from the minds of those would speak of Asbury and company.
Now they might have officially stopped being runners, this didn’t stop Asbury from continuing to deal with the ever growing Dreamer problem and as well throwing his glove into the fight against the Corporate Police Divisions trying to stake claim within the city. By the 2060’s Asbury had become very jaded and was no longer showing any compassion or care for anyone other than his fellow runners, Tag and Dutch. The murder of Exodus was fresh in his mind and the Corporate Police was just a vessel for corruption and for Asbury he would not allow that to take hold again. The last time he was in Seattle he was a good guy vigilante, bringing criminals to justice to stand trial, this time he was judge, jury and executioner making damned sure the guilty where punished and the corrupt where properly dealt with. Asbury would work within the underworld to continue his mission and many a Dreamer would meet their end at the hands of Asbury during those bloody days. Eventually Asbury, Dutch and Tag would be offered a position within Seattle Police Department by their friend and fellow Mariner Commissioner Robert Hill aka Raptor. These killers would be welcomed into to police department with open arms, and their sins would be forgiven as they became sworn officers of the law and Tag returning to the Medical Examiners office to work under Doctor Finesilver.
Now as police officers go Asbury is one fine cop and one hell of a detective, he has the most solved cases under his belt and is second in command of the Homicide division under Captain Arthur Crane. Asbury is fine with playing second chair and with his partner by his side many murderers would be sent up the river as Asbury closed case after case becoming known as one of the bulldogs and someone that any would be criminal should fear. Asbury fully understands the psychology of murder and how to break down a scene and dissect it to it’s many complex pieces. Though the irony is that Asbury’s hands are nor free of blood and this man has killed many innocent lives in the pursuit of justice and just plane revenge; and here he is investigating and sending murderers to the gallows. He might be a good cop driven to bad actions, but he is still guilty and yet is able to remain protected by the great blue wall.
Well this brings us to today and thanks to genetic immortality Asbury is still alive and quite active within the SPD rooster, he was serving within the Bowery until he his transfer to Police Prescient One just after the second Battle of Seattle, he fought hard and proud during both engagements and butchered many a UCAS solider and proves once again that the Police are above the law. He is well outfitted with state of the art equipment, and cyber not to mention bio organic implants. This is yet another SPD officer that is packing a high grade tactical computer and as a physical adept one can only assume that it is well beyond standard grade, and highly illegal. Asbury is a well trained criminologist, he has a masters degree in marine biology and forensic science, not to mention that Asbury is a retired Navy Seal so his skills in combat are well documented and he has not let his abilities slip and has only advanced his training. This is one officer that needs to be feared and respected, seeing that if you commit murder he will find you, and so best think twice about entering the criminal world with Asbury still on the job Seattle’s murder rate might be ever increasing, but that doesn’t mean the police aren’t catching the bad guys, it’s just half the bad guys are the police. So remember that, the SPD is not above covering up murders committed by their ow ranks and fellow runners while they come down on a normal murderer like a ton of bricks. Even upcoming runners need to fear the SPD until they have proven themselves as worthy members of the runner world.
The Mariners have reunited and this means that Asbury is once again within their ranks, and this also means that Dutch and Tag are back within the ranks of the Mariners. This team tries to stand for freedom, liberty and be the protectors of the common citizen; though we all know that runners are out for nothing but themselves and with more and more of them hiding within the police Department it’s no surprise that the people are beginning to question who is really looking out for them. Asbury is just another example of runner manipulation and corruption, this man should be extradited to New Jersey to stand trial for the crimes he committed there on Christmas of 2045 and yet he is just being awarded with yet another medal for his service to the city. So if you see Asbury on the streets best to just avoid him and don’t give him a reason to become suspicious or you might just end up in cuffs and sitting in interrogation. This man is a master of the dragnet tactic and hence his other handle of Dragnet, once he lays his trap he will round up any all suspects meeting the description and one by one throw the fish back; though at times their are fish that he catches that are guilty of other crimes and he keeps them and sends them to his hotel for a prolonged stay and interrogation. This tactic is so effective that SPD still employs this archaic form of police work and thus you can blame Asbury for resurrecting this form of legalised racial profiling. Asbury or Dragnet he will respond to either is a force to reckoned with and one should think very carefully about committing murder in his jurisdiction; cause if he catches the case you will be caught and that will mean a trip to the gallows, and a numbered burial in the prison grounds.
Page Written By: Susan Bask <Seattle Times>
According to internal sources of the UCAS Gazette Lt. Rusty Rutherford has joined forces with the Harbingers after the Deaths Hand invasion that took place in November of 2074. He would be spotted aiding the Harbingers in defending the Waterways from the Deaths Hand forces and Asbury would show the world that he is still not to be taken lightly as this old Jersey cop is still a force to be reckoned with.
Sources indicate that Asbury felt that his skills would be better served within the Harbingers and he was not being properly utilised within the Mariners; he would go on to say that he is still a Mariner and that team is his first love and he is not divorcing himself from them but just expanding his resume. Though the Gazette has learned that Asbury’s resume of terror is quite long and began before he left New Jersey.
Rusty is yet another East Coast terrorist that was working with the Railroad and using his law enforcement contacts and official status to help move people and supplies through the Garden State and as well in and out of New York City. Rutherford would end up having deep connections with the New Jersey natives the Oliver’s and Rusty being close friends with Geoffrey Oliver and being the Godfather for young Ethan. This connection further brings debate to Asbury’s genuine nature when it came to being an officer of the law and not just another bounty hunter hiding behind a badge and giving virtue to those that would try to destroy this Railroad Agent.
Asbury being in Seattle and his desire to join the Harbingers comes at odd time seeing that while in Seattle Rusty hasn’t explored much into the world of the shadows, yet now he decides his skills aren’t being properly utilised and he offers and is welcomed into the Harbingers just around the time that Railroad and Helsing are brought into the fold….as Asbury would say “My, My, My…….coincidence much?” These Railroad agents are very upset at the Demure for exposing them and bringing to light their deadly agenda and yet they are now flocking to the once beloved Harbingers to further destroy the teams reputation…..not like the new commander hasn’t already brought shame and ruin to the Harbingers; Asbury will bring nothing but disgrace and shame in his wake.
The Proper Demure
<<Asbury has been recently selected by President River Welsh and unanimously confirmed by the UCAS Senate during a closed door session on December 23rd 2074 as the Director of the United States Federal Marshal Unit; thus making Asbury the Director of both the UCAS and CSA Federal Marshal Fugitive Recovery Divisions. This newest appointment should concern all citizens of the UCAS about the direction the newly elected President Oliver McKeen will take come January 2075 after his inauguration.>>
Director Rusty Rutherford
<The UCAS Senate and House are now under the majority control of the Freedom Party and further appointments will be coming. Currently President River Welsh has appointed Herbert Meisner to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Robert Grant as the Director of Homeland Security, Reconfirmed Woodrow McDaniels as Secretary of Defence, and Franklin Little as the Director of Armed Services; All appointments have been confirmed by the UCAS Senate during the closed door session on December 23rd 2074.>
Apparent Age: 45
Archetype: Physical Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Katana
Bio: Well it appears that either the Digger is slipping or he pulled a fast one on the entire country by helping Rogue fake her own death, this runner was thought to have been captured and murdered in the most brutal of methods by being buried alive. Though in recent days Rogue has resurfaced and she has not stayed silent in any way shape or form, this one time Mariner has rejoined her fellow team members and forgone her frustration over the initial division. Rogue has been spotted within Downtown and Little Asia multiple times by tourist video and even by one unlucky SPD officer who will not be going home to his family, during a failed arrest of the famed runner.
I would want to believe their would be bad blood between Rogue and Digger, though witness reports indicate that the two have been seen conversing a number of times and even sharing what one can only assume a romantic interlude. So I will have to say that Rogue probably contracted the one man that could pull off the murdering of Tara and make the world and her friends believe that she had truly perished; seeing that nobody survives the Digger and I mean nobody. Well with conformation of Rogue being alive and also conformation that she is more than just the angry lesbian that everyone thought; it seems she is truly full of surprises and as well back to her old habits of causing carnage and tears to fall wherever she roams, for this is one angel that truly has fallen and ha blood soaked wings.
Rogue originally arrived on the scene sometime in the early 2050’s and would stick around until she faked her death in November of 2073, while this runner was working she has done basically everything and hasn’t lost a night of sleep over the lives she has taken, she has worked with everyone from the Digger to Baby Girl and has been part of multiple legendary teams. She would even be responsible for the rise of Crazy Glue and keep the Mother Hen and her children protected throughout the later part of the 2060’s, though eventually Rogue would once again see that love affairs and inter team romancing would drive yet another team into the gutter; she would stick it out with the Unknown Soldiers out of her kinship with King, Switch and Raptor though as the team turned into more of a dance party team with her once close friend Malice at the helm taking the ladies out each night, while the men sat around telling tales of what was. Rogue would grow dissatisfied and start to look for an out.
Well she would find the out she was looking for through her good friend and colleague the Digger, knowing that even the Unknown Soldiers, Wind Runners would never dare to move against the Digger out of fear and respect she could put together a plan that would allow her to pass on and be reborn as the runner and warrior she truly was. Though Rogue would not know about the assassination plot against Crazy and the impending shadow war that would consume the streets directly after, but this would work perfectly into her plan to vanish from minds eye and she would become yet another casualty of the War of the Runners. What Rogue didn’t foresee was the unification of the teams and the creation of Helix, nor would she be able to predict that Midnight would decide to live with her out of safety. This was not part of Rogues plan, but the cards had already been laid out and Midnight would become a true victim of the Digger when he would arrive to swift Rogue off her feet and into the cold dark night.
Rogue would vanish into the night on that cold dark November night but she wouldn’t be resting in a buried coffin, she would be training and honing her skills for her triumphant return to the mighty shadows. Now in the end of January 2074 we are blessed with the return of Rogue and the Mariners have yet another original member within their ranks. Rogue might be holding a deep dark secret of her past and mot her life has been shrouded in mystery, one thing is for certain the shadows will never be the same again.
Rogue as an adept is one of many skill and abilities, she has some mystical ability that harnesses her combative capabilities beyond that of a normal adept and she can cram far more combative cybernetic implants in then one would expect from a physical adept. She wields a very powerful focus that is her beloved ancient katana, that he found while traversing within the jungles of Japan. She also shows the skills of a gunslinger adept and can ready her AK or DAOD Assault Nemesis with the same grace and speed as any pistol, for Rogue has been active within the shadows for over twenty years and even when the Unknown Soldiers where starting to wind down do to the actions of Crazy, Malice and Barbie Girl she would continue to work and fight alongside her fellow Mariners within the Unknown’s.
Rogue has seen the trials and tribulations of what it means to become one of the premier teams in the city and than do nothing about it, including allowing known enemies to roam free and not follow simple protocol. For as famous as Crazy was she was not a leader and would drive the Unknowns straight into the grave, as she would rather party than prepare for an operation and that was even if she would even allow for the team to accept a job. This was part of the problem Rogue would have with her former teammate, and the disdain would grow over the years a Rogue felt it was her sole responsibility to protect the new breeder and keep her reputation in check as one hard ass bitch. Much of the inter team drama is a secret that it’s surviving members will take to their grave, though most of the failures can be levied at a small few members that have paid the ultimate price for their casual attitude.
We know have a reborn Rogue and one that is ready to fight the good fight, she has shed her Unknown Soldiers skin and has rejoined the Mariners; she might still mourn the loss of her friends from her past, but there is a new world before her and this time the enemy is quite real and she is content to be back in action with a squad that desires to fight. The Mariners have in a few short weeks proven that Old Seattle is here to stay and this is a world that Rogue knows all to well, this is a world that she excels in and a world that will never be prepared for the return of Rogue.
Page Written By: Shadow Writer
Apparent Age: 65
Archetype: Mercenary Adept: Circle Unknown (Never Registered)
Preferred Weapon: DAOD Combat Assault Shotgun
Bio: There seems to be a trend as of recently with the ghosts of the past coming back to haunt the sprawl once again, this time it is the legend of the Next Generation known as Two-Face that has returned to the sprawl. This old time runner was once a member of the Mariners and ruled the night with his antics and a iron fist, this professional runner is a man of many faces and personalities; though his biggest aspect is that he has two distinct personality types, when Two-Face is working he is all business all the time and when off the clock he is nothing less than jovial. Though Two-Face might have two distinct personas, that doesn’t rule out the countless others that are lurking beneath the surface; this man uses this as his greatest strength as trying to predict what Two-Face is going to do is nigh impossible and for this classically and professionally trained actor every operation is an award winning performance.
Two-Face would enter the dangerous life of the runner in 2047 when his acting career would begin to spiral out of control do to the decline in serious dramas and the need for the net big action star; for the short Italian from the Bronx he just didn’t fit the bill for what was in season. As the auditions would begin to dry up, his bills would begin to pile up as well his vast lifestyle was beginning to catch up with him and the debts needed to be paid. Teddy would find solace in his humour and many of the skills that he learned throughout his acting career and cast himself as the next big deal within the worlds most dangerous sprawl, the shadows of Seattle would become his stage and the neon jungle his limelight.
For this newcomer Seattle would be a rude awakening and Teddy would loose nearly everything including his own life during his first few months within Seattle. He would learn that the operations where nothing like the million dollar sets, there was no stuntman and they where not firing blanks, After many failed jobs it seemed that the world would never learn about the newcomer Two-Face and he would have to return to Hollywood broken and bankrupt; though as fate would have it he would cross paths with a Seattle institution known as Evergreen as he was drowning his sorrows in a cold beer at the Jackals Lantern. This chance meeting would turn into a great friendship and Evergreen would see the fires of desire that burned deep within Two-Face and knew that this young man was destined for greatness, all it would take would be some training and direction to give Teddy the push he needed. With all of his prior failings weighing heavily on his mind, body and soul it would be a miracle that Two-Face wouldn’t just throw in the towel and leave Seattle a defeated man. Though it would be the words of encouragement from Evergreen that would raise the spirits of Two-Face and with his new friend and ally at his side the dynamic duo would embark on what would become Teddy’s first successful operation and with his new found confidence Teddy would go on to become one of the most sought after runners on the streets, with his personal styling forming and his love for the the flare he would eventually find his new medium and the once out of work actor would become the star of the shadows.
Teddy would eventually be asked to join the Mariners on the behalf of his only true friend Evergreen and what this young man would bring to the game in the early 2050’s would be nothing but spectacular and trend setting. He would take on each job as if it was an unscripted television show and little did he know that the camera was following behind him, he would create a persona for each job and one that would blend and mesh with the people he was working with directly; this was the first time that any runner had shown that they could have fun and be serious at the same time thus making him a delight to work with, even his command positions would be undertaken by one of the many characters he would portray. This tactic would become hated by his targets seeing that their was zero way to predict what Two-Face was going to do and seeing that he was a man of a million characters the chances of seeing the same one twice was nil. Though for Shadow Beat this was a rare and unique trait never before seen and they would dub Two-Face the ratings king and he would be shown in more episodes than any other runner to date, even if just in cameo appearances; seeing that nearly every active team would want a chance to work with the maestro of comedy at some given point and to just have Two-Face sitting at the table would mean more money as he would charm the credits out of the Johnson and their are even reports that he not only convinced a Johnson to double the initial pay, he tricked the man into fronting even more funds from his personal account and then according to other runners at the meet, he did the impossible and actually tricked the Johnson into orally satisfying him right there at the bar.
Needless to say the corporation was not all that thrilled about the negative press from one of their employees, but for Two-Face and his team it was one hell of a bonus and not to mention the additional pay off when the video would hit the matrix. Two-Face is one of the few openly gay runners in the sprawl and nobody really seems to care either way, seeing that they consider him to be one of the guys and he might be openly gay but he is rarely without a few broads on each arm and was even married to Summer Davidson who was his co-star in his first major production back in 2035. He has since divorced Summer and is now married to his childhood sweetheart Amber DiCane that he eloped with in a quick Las Vegas wedding back in 2065. This was when Two-Face would vacate the shadows and focus on raising a family with his beloved, though many are upset that a gay man is married to a women and raising a family, this just proves that even someone like Two-Face can find true love and an understanding wife. While he was able to successfully leave the shadows and begin to live the dream, Teddy would not be able to escape the spotlight and even while trying to live a normal life as a husband and father the media would continue to hound him; for Teddy was cursed with popularity and this would eventually force him to pack up his wife and children and move to parts unknown to escape the limelight that seemed to flock to him. Well until now his in laws would have never known about their Son-In-Law, and I am not sure if that was their plan but it would make sense that a Roman Catholic family from Texas would not take kindly to their daughter being married to a openly homosexual actor and runner from Hollyweird (Well looks like a family reunion is in order).
Though all good things must come to an end and for Two-Face his retirement would only be short lived as they would return to Seattle when the sprawl would reach out for the legendary Mariners. This runner would not think twice about returning to the dangerous game and pick directly up where he left off back in 2065, the many faces of Teddy will be all the rave this season and Shadow Beat will be all over the return of the madman. Lets see if he can con a free blow job out of an employer again, and lets just sit back and watch as the shadows are once again graced with the many personas of Two-Face. This man always brings his A game and is never one to cut corners, so ever operation goes off without a hitch, though be careful for Two-Face is a master of the shotgun and has been personally been trained by the Beast, Joe Miller and Juggernaut in the use of firearms and he has adapted techniques from many of the shadows finest, Teddy is a true Jack of All Trade and a master of many. His success rate after speaking with Evergreen is flawless and this man can fill any needed position within a team, consider two-Face to be a human version of Switch Doctor just far more professional and not afraid of wearing a tie.
Well the young folk of Seattle are in for quite an experience with the return of Two-Face and he will surly blow the roof off the city with his antics and his personality. I just hope that this time people do understand that he is a criminal and not a hero, for Two-Face has committed murder and has fought bravely during the War of the Shadows where he butchered many a dreamer. This man might be a variation of the Showman but that doesn’t mean that his victims aren’t all to real and there are families that are still grieving over their loss, Two-Face beloved by the camera and the people but he hides a very grim and dark side that when it comes to play people die and yes he might still have a portion of his soul left, that doesn’t mean that he has any remorse for his victims; for Two-Face it’s just business noting personal. This is how he got his handle and why they call him Two-Face dealing with him is like dealing with a flip of the coin, one side is jovial, caring and comical while on the flip side he is serious, grim, morbid and callous. So you have been warned, with this Mariner it can be up to a coin flip on what persona you receive and even then what variation you get; he no longer cares about his acting career and for Teddy the only stage he needs is the jungle of Seattle’s streets so be prepared to exit stage left if your on the wrong side of Two-Face.
Page Written By: Kennith Walsh <Shadow Beat>
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