This is a relatively new team within the hallowed halls of the shadows that is packed full of legends, but this new breed team has really made a name for themselves in a very short period of time. The Harbingers have successfully completed some very dangerous operations for a team of relatively new runners. They are responsible for the hijackings of the convoys both in the wastes and as well in the Lynnwood district back in November of 2073, the assassination of a corporate scientist at the Seattle Towers in October and now with the assault on Council Island. This team seems to be less of a random runner team and full fledged mercenary unit with some serious connections. This team can normally be seen running with Deaths Hand, Post Office, HRM, Freedom Patriot or Sons of the True Confederacy back up. The Harbingers are destined for greatness, but I fear they might be misguided since they seem to gravitate towards the terrorists and war criminals and are following in the footsteps of these dreaded units.
The Harbingers have brokered deals with the feared Savages and Claw that lead to the utter destruction of the cruise liner and the adjacent piers, and let the savages loose into the Seattle suburban district. They have been playing cat and mouse with the Cowboys from Hell and have lead Seattle Police Department on a high speed chase on a number of occasions. This team has influenced many younger runners to attempt similar deeds and as well there popularity can be seen within the halls of many of Seattle’s schools and university’s. The number one selling item this holiday season are the Harbingers action figures and t-shirts, this team is sending mixed signals since on one hand they are new breed runners and mercenaries and on the other hand they are working for Paramilitary Terrorist Groups. The Mayor’s office has dubbed this team a mercenary unit that is connected to the Patriots and henceforth they are an enemy of the UCAS, and on the other hand the Popularity of the teams magi and adept make them the favourites with the younger generation and there samurai is the hero of the outlaw community with his blatant escape from the Vault and his let it burn attitude.
This team will be something to watch in the coming days and months as there involvement in the war and various agencies will definitely define them as hero’s or villains. As of right now the Shadows and the people manly the younger generation see them as vigilantes and unsung heroes, one young man named Jack Adams said when asked why he loves the Harbingers “They are like the old comic characters, in the original X-Men, misunderstood by society.” In this reporters opinion this team can be very good for the future of Shadowrunners if they can shed the association they have with hate groups and terrorists. Lets just wait and see what the future holds for the Harbingers.
Maximilian Yates: Yates also known as Bilbo is the team leader for the famed Harbingers, this runner turned mercenary is connected to both the HRM and the Deaths Hand, and is the one that calls the shots for this teams actions. Bilbo is a master of stealth and being unnoticed and has already unleashed his magical fury upon many of his enemies, even though this dwarf is wanted by the international court and is on Captain Rodgers number one list of suspects to capture he is loved by the younger generation and they look up to this mercenary as an unsung hero. Bilbo is a very paranoid individual and do to this he will be a hard one to get anything over on, and he will mana bolt anything he deems a threat, but be warned this runner is just as lethal with a blade like most magi are.
Walden “Waldo” Malkovich: Waldo also known as the Negotiator is this teams physical adept, this once world renowned Yo Yo champion has turned into one of the worlds most wanted and loved criminals. He is part of the Deaths Hand and connected to the Sons of the True Confederacy as there Seattle recruitment officer. This runner turned mercenary has already killed over twenty people and is truly becoming a master of combat. He shows advanced skills with firearms and as well martial weaponry, this killer is responsible for the bringing down of an Aries War Tank and freeing of his team mate Tin Man from the Vault. Waldo has some very powerful friends in very high places as he has been seen dealing with Ambassador Prichard and Ebenezer Gordon of the SPD as well as others. He is normally flanked by some of the best the Deaths Hand has in there roster and has recently been allied with Catfish and Colt of the Texas Elite. Bilbo might be the team leader, but Waldo is his direct advisor and as well extremely popular with the collage students as a rebel against conformity and the government. He is also looked up to by the younger generation for his skills with a yo yo, and love of all things nerdy. <<<Waldo fell in the Battle of Fort Lewis 12/10/2073>>>
Donovan Trask: Mr. Trask also known as the Tin Man is the teams street samurai, this soldier is a CAS defector who emerged on the Seattle shadows as a runner and has now become a mercenary. This killer has connections with the Post Office, Deaths Hand and Sons of the True Confederacy, he has been busy with his allegiances but it seems all these groups are allied in some fashion so Tin Man’s connections only further the rumour that these agencies are in bed together. Tin Man has a bit of a temper and has already attempted to kill Waldo when he lost his cool, this temper issue is what keeps Tin Man from being favoured by the younger generation. Though this killer is loved by the outlaw and rebels in the university’s for his escape from the Vault and his blatant noose snubbing at law enforcement. Donovan is a master of combat and a true street samurai, this man is no poser and he is the real deal so no false movements around this street killer and I will probably receive plenty of hate mail for calling a street samurai a mercenary but get over it. <<<Tin Man fell in the Battle of Fort Lewis 12/10/2073>>>
James Groves: He is also known as Crab and I wouldn’t have thought he was part of this unit, but recent actions of the Harbingers has confirmed to me and many in the world of shadow reporting that Crab is team mate. Crab has been seen coming to the aid of his team mates on a number of occasions and they even risked life and limb to rescue him from certain death during the Black Suit gang attack earlier today. It is surprising that he is not the leader of this band of misfits, since he has the most experience of the whole team, Crab has been active on the streets long before any of his fellow team mates where even born. I guess he has been giving advice and guiding this team to victory with his vast knowledge. Crab brings his infiltration expertise to this team and as well his vast combat skill, he is definitely a great ally for this team of new breeds to have this original European runner in there ranks. Maybe Crab can keep these misfits, focused and headed in the right direction, though I seriously doubt it, since Crab is a killer and thief; This man is one of the worlds best infiltrators and one of the best silent assassins, what scares me is this old curmudgeon is gaining popularity with the younger kids for his presence on this team, he even has a fan club in the university and the public school kids have been flooding the Matrix with requests for Crab to speak at there school for carrier day. This is bothersome, Listen here kids Crab is a murderer and thief, not a very good role model.
Farrus Forscythe: Good old Bueller this maniac of the Harbingers has everything she needs to become a true menace within the shadows, including a paternal connection to one of the scariest men alive. If Farrus inherited only a fraction of her fathers skill she will be a force to reckon with. This warrior is so damn tough that she was able to physically revert the ghoul disease and cure herself of the incurable, she as well has multiple advanced degrees in medical and psychology so Farrus is well on her way to being a very deadly advisory. She brings her vast medical and street knowledge to the Harbingers and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere other than up.
Anthony DiCane: Well what can be said about Tic Tac other then, good God the Harbingers managed to persuade super cop himself over to the dark side. DiCane is another that hails from a very long line of runners and shadow warriors, this seems to be a trend within this team. He has some very large shoes to fill, though he has already started to follow in his families foot steeps. Tic Tac is a shaman and has become the teams magical support machine after the failings of Bilbo. DiCane brings his vast street knowledge and his law enforcement experience to the team, helping them with investigations, legalizing there antics and being a voice of reason within a squad of the clinically insane.
Colonel Barney Pilgrim: The newest Harbinger and I am seriously not sure why this man joined this squad, he is a proven warrior and military commander. Plymouth is a master of the vile voodoo magic’s of the Caribbean and can regularly be seen flanked by more then one cybered zombie. This master necromancer seems to be the teams direct magical support and with Plymouth’s vast experience and military training it seems he will quickly restore this teams reputation and return them back to the ideals they once where. Though I fear for anyone that actually looks up to Plymouth as a role model, this man is just like the other elder Harbinger and not quite right in the head. So with the League now backing the Harbingers anything is possible and hopefully his vast wisdom will rub off on the others as it seems Crabs hasn’t.