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.>