Well with every passing age there is a team that enters the shadows and either leaves a legacy behind or just fades away; this team is far from fading away and they have already left a legacy that far surpasses their age. We once declared that the New Breed would be the end of an era and the runners as we know them would no longer be defined by their generation nor would the world accept any further criminals that only desire to profit off the corrupt. Well war make strange bed fellows and the need for future runners is once again in demand, with the age off the New Breeder fading away and we enter the dark times of confusion, chaos, war and fear; we now welcome the new generation of runners called the Lost Children and just simply the forgotten ones.
Now one would say if these are the forgotten ones or the Lost Children, why I am writing about the team known as the Despicables; well they are the first team of this generation to emerge on the scene and even with the streets flooding with Dreamers, the UCAS fighting a revolution against the rebels and the structure of Seattle being redefined by a mayor who doesn’t fear to stand up against the corrupt corporations; one can say that the wind of change are blowing once again and this time we welcome this new team of runners into the bloody and violent world, though unlike their predecessors this team is truly one of the young.
The Despicables are a team comprised of nothing more than children and teenagers that have hung up their childish ways and toys for the adult responsibilities of fighting for their future and making sure their voice is heard. We spoke a little about this team when the reporters unmasked Andrew Yates as Toad and his band misfits; well it seems that this was more than just a band of roughens and angry youths that would be a flash in the night, we now welcome in the Despicables lead by Toad and his friend Salamander they have pooled their resources, skills and have become the next big deal within the shadows.
Unlike the older runners that work for the almighty credit and have firmly planted themselves within the bloody legacy of the runner, this team seems to be working directly for the fight for freedom and the salvation of Seattle. They have discovered Seattle’s true history and uncovered the truth about Old Seattle and now they fight against the tyrants that attempt to enslave the people, they fight against the rising dystopia and fight for their own future. They have become a serious problem for anyone that has been decreed an enemy to freedom and they prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the youth should never be ignored.
The Despicables hand has been forced and these children have forgone their childish ways to fight for their future, they are fighting for their freedom and fighting alongside their elders to restore Seattle to what it once was. This team of youths is the first of this new generation, they are the Lost Children and they shouldn’t be taken for granted. The team might be small in stature, have a combined age of just one founding father, but they have the dedication, the drive and motivation of runners far older. They have been outfitted with some of the hottest technology on the streets and have loaded their bodies with cyber and bio to give them the needed edge when fighting against their chosen enemy.
One thing stands true, the adults overlook and forget about the children and this has allowed the Despicables to complete some of the most dangerous operations that many adult runners would have failed to complete. They have struck a blow for freedom, they have entered the history books to stand tall alongside the teams of the ages, We have The Wolf Pack, The Mariners, The Harbingers and now we have The Despicables.
This team is very good at staying unnoticed and being forgotten that they will truly make an impact in the current events of today’s Seattle and now with the youth fighting for restoration of Old Seattle it brings into question why, and why are these youths risking everything to fight for something they have never experienced and only heard through old tales and dime novels. Does this mean that the Patriots have been speaking the truth, does this mean they are brainwashed youths lost in the dream of being legends or are the truly fighting for what they call their freedom, liberty and voice.
The Despicables are here to stay and they will have a major impact in the shadows, they have hailed in a new generation and they have nothing to lose. This team of youths has already left their legacy behind and has been accepted by their elders as equals, so the people of Seattle will not only have to worry about the adult runners but now they can’t even overlook a child or teenager as they might just be one of the Despicables; a team that has taken all the teachings of the prior generations to heart, a team that has no issue with killing and a team that is tired of being forgotten.
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I guess I can take up the mantle here. I will stay in red here to show the new data, but below I will post in black since I am the first. You know, a little etiquette explanation for the newbie readers.
First and foremost, I have to be honest. When it comes to the heading below, I would have thought we were dealing with their big brother team (both in terms of age and lineage) since they spent much more time being “lost”, but I digress. The Despicables is the new team of runners on the street and is making it “OK” to be a kid and upgrade from stealing milk and juice at the lunch line to government secrets and goods from storehouses. They are popularising runners in a way never before seen, which has had the backlash of creating a new age of younger dreamer. This epidemic has hit those who are as young as 11 and believe that they are the future. These little bastards pose a particularly huge issue because (despite what the media says) most runners have a heart at least for saving kids. Hell, you can find footage of Plymouth raising barriers and Gargoyle “moving” tanks away from little kids as recently as a few weeks ago. Yet now we have kids who, while being carried to safety, will try to pull a gun and shoot these runners while they help them. A true shame and likely something that may change the landscape of the streets. And people wonder why we are fed up….
The Lost Children
Atticus Hill (Crimson):
Allen Grimm (Ecto One):
Bobbie Jamestown (Lightning Kidd):
Solomon “Punk” Rodgers (DK):