Just Another Matrix Run
GM: Mirage
Players: Cypher.
Synopsis: Cypher does a simple matrix run, and forgets a simple rule.
Date: 12.8.2070

«Plot» Mirage says, "Do you consent to all things bad that may occur as a result of going on this plot?"
«Plot» Cypher says, "I consent"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Drop the gear you'll be using and we'll get started."
Cypher dropped Programs From Acc.
Cypher dropped Sexy Adaptive Sleave r8 192mp.
Cypher dropped BlackCased Cyberdeck.
Cypher dropped Disposable MXP Accounts.
Disposable MXP Accounts has left.
BlackCased Cyberdeck has left.
Sexy Adaptive Sleave r8 192mp has left.
Programs From Acc has left.
«Game» Backup to offline storage commencing. Game may freeze for a bit…

«Auto-Judge[]» Mirage (#5721) rolls 1:
1
«Plot» Mirage says, "The target is a shipping manifest in an (A) megacorporate host. You are to recover a replacement file from a deaddrop site, infiltrate the target host, download the original file, delete the host's copy, and replace it with one from the deadrop. Then return to the deaddrop, and leave the original copy."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Where is the deaddrop located?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "The MXP address is for Sal's Coffin Motel #1138, some random coffin motel out of Seattle."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Do I know where the target host is located?"

«STAFF» Mirage says, "The information says it is in the Denver RTG."

Cypher gathers his things, then heads out of his apartment in the UCAS and goes towards the edge of the Warrens, finding a cheap coffin motel with trix access thats in a low class neighborhood. He rents a coffin for the day and night, and then climbs in and starts to setup to gain access.

«OOC» Cypher says, "So, Login right? Should be the UCAS Denver LTG right?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Correct."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Tossing an MXP account means no login necissary."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) uses 1 of item 3: Disposable MXP Account (UCAS) from Disposable MXP Accounts (#10101).
«Plot» Mirage says, "You login successfully."
«OOC» Cypher says, "So, I have to find Denver RTG, Login Denver RTG, Find Seattle RTG, Login Seattle RTG, right?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "All of that can be done freely, no rolls necissary."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "MXP accounts are cool like that."

Cypher takes a few moments after bringing up his disposable account to locate the proper directions on how to get to Seattle. He takes a few moments to plan his route, then starts off in that direction.

«STAFF» Mirage says, "They let you do legit things for free."
«OOC» Cypher says, "So I make it to Seattle RTG, and now I search for the coffin motel?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Which is still legit, and is still free."

Cypher finds the Coffin Motel and logs in, then looks around for any sign of this file he is supposed to be picking up.

«Plot» Mirage says, "You find the specified file, AL-MANIFEST-1KA848(R)"
«Plot» Cypher says, "Download File"
«Plot» Mirage says, "You download it."

Cypher logs out and heads back to the Denver RTG, and once there, he begins to search for his target host.

«Plot» Cypher says, "logs out of the coffin motel that is."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Target host is in the Alkalite PLTG, off the Aztlan LTG."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Do I need an Azt disposable account?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "No."
«OOC» Cypher says, "I can head to the Aztlan LTG for free then?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Yes."

Cypher leaves the Denver RTG and accesses the Aztlan LTG, once there he does a search to locate the Alkalite PLTG.

«OOC» Cypher says, "But I need to access the PLTG yes?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Or is that free too?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "It would definitely be iladvised to go in on the same account you've been to the deaddrop on."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "So I would deck from here. But that's me."
«OOC» Cypher says, "How far could I get with another Disposable Account?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Or is that still tracable?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Given standard host arrangements"
«STAFF» Mirage checks your system familiarity knowskills.

«STAFF» Mirage says, "You aren't sure."
«OOC» Cypher says, "But if I use a new disposable account, will I still be traced back to the deaddrop?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Via active trace, perhaps, but a log trace, increadibly unlikely."
«OOC» Cypher says, "And if I hack from here, what are the trace chances?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Active trace would kick your ass."
«OOC» Cypher says, "So its safer to use the disposable account and go from there right?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Perhaps a little? It depends how far you can get."

Cypher switches over to a fresh account now that he is in the Atzlan LTG, hoping that perhaps that will keep his trail a bit harder to find.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) uses 1 of item 1: Disposable MXP Account (Aztlan) from Disposable MXP Accounts (#10101).
«Plot» Cypher says, "Trying to access the PLTG now"
«Plot» Mirage says, "You login successfully."

Cypher logs into the PLTG and then begins a search for the host he is supposed to be dealing with.

«Plot» Mirage says, "A search of the system tells you that the file you wish to access is in a restricted area, Alkalite personel only."
«OOC» Cypher says, "So I need to try a logon to that host right?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Yep."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Logon.":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 8
«Plot» Mirage says, "You log in successfully."

«OOC» Cypher says, "Locate file then?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Sure."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate File.":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate File. KP:1":
1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 8 10 10 11 29
«Plot» Mirage says, "The file is in another system, on the "Alkalite Secure PLTG". You are currectly in a system that calls itself "Restricted Access Port AC7"."
«OOC» Cypher says, "So I have to go back to the PLTG, and then find the other system?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "The previous system called itself Alkalite Denver PLTG."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "And pointed you in this direction."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Ahh, so I need to locate the Akalite Secure PLTG"
«STAFF» Mirage nods.
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate PLTG":
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 5 5 5 7 9

«Plot» Mirage says, "You locate the PLTG."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Logon PLTG":
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 10 11 13
«Plot» Mirage says, "The server response is garbled. Looks alot like encryption."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Decrypt":
1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 7
«Plot» Mirage says, "You fail to decrypt the host's access protocals."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Decrypt":
1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 7 15
«Plot» Mirage says, "You decrypt the system's access codes."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Logon":
1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 8 8 11
«STAFF» Mirage waits a bit for poses to catch up.
«Plot» Mirage says, "You logon successfully."

Cypher moves through the PLTG and locates his next point of interest. He logs onto what appears to be a restricted access location, and from there he has to keep moving. He does a quick search for his file, and finds its located in a Secure PLTG. That done, he moves towards the PLTG but finds it encrypted. He makes an attempt to decrypt, but fails, frowning, he tries again and manages to Decrypt the PLTG and then attempts to Logon to the PLTG.

«OOC» Cypher says, "Ok, I'm on the PLTG, do I know where the next host is, or do I do another search?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Yet another search for the file, unless you want to just search for the next host in the line and assume it's not here."
«Game» Backup to offline storage commencing. Game may freeze for a bit…
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate File":
1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 8
«STAFF» Mirage says, "But then, you'd be like "What one of these 12 hosts has the file.""
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 - 1 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate File KP:1 Keeping 8":
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 8 11
«Plot» Cypher says, "Thats KP:2"
«Plot» Mirage says, "The system tells you the file is located in the "Alkalite Data Processing and Storage Center""
«OOC» Cypher says, "Did it point me to that host?"
«STAFF» Mirage nods.
«OOC» Cypher says, "Is it 1 host away, or more?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Unknown. The next host in the line, though, is the Alkalite Data Processing and Storage Center."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 - 1 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Logon":
1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 5 5 9 9 10 11 14

Cypher looks around, and does another search for the next place the file might be, after a minute he locates it, and heads into the next host, logging in.

«OOC» Cypher says, "Did I login then?"
«Plot» Mirage says, "You logon successfully."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 - 1 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate File":
1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 8 8 9

«Plot» Mirage says, "You locate the file."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Its in this host?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Correct."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 6 - 1 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 4 HP to DF. DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Download File":
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 7 9 10

Cypher steps into the new host, and scans for his file. He finds it, and smiles, he takes a moment to try to download the file.

«STAFF» Mirage sighs. No analyze or anything. Very well.
«OOC» Cypher says, "Doh! WAit"
«Plot» Mirage says, "You attempt to access the file, and trigger a databomb!"
«OOC» Cypher says, "I always forget that"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Gah"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Soak 8D, modified by armor."

«STAFF» Mirage says, "So armor 6, 2D"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Ok, do I get HP or anything for this?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "You burned all your hacking pool downloading the file."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "And you are at half bod from masking mode, putting your bod at 3."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Soak rolls are 1:1 right"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Whatcha mean?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "For KP adds"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Yes."
«OOC» Cypher says, "I've used 2 kp right?"
«STAFF» Mirage checks.
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Definitely at 2 kp, yeah."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls 3 (Body) + Karma Pool: 5 vs TN 2 for "Soaking 8D damage with 6 Armor. Stupid stupid me.":
2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 = 8 Successes
«Plot» Cypher says, "KP: 7 used, all done"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Alright, you just soaked it."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Now, are you going to supress it?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Yes"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "With DF?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Thats 1 HP right?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "You don't have any HP."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Ohh, 1 DF?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "It would be 1 DF, yeah."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Ok, yes, suppresing with 1 DF"
«STAFF» Mirage checks something to make sure that's an option
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Alright, so you are at DF 9 now."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "(+whatever HP you spend)"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Ok"

«OOC» Cypher says, "So, now I should analyze the file huh"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "You might consider doing so."

Cypher gets cocky, overconfident, and just reaches out to take the file. This, is a mistake. A thunderous detonation occurs blasting Cypher back from the file and onto the floor. He sighs, his head ringing, but no real damage done. He gets to his feet and pulls up a program to analyze the file.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Analyze":
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«Plot» Mirage says, "The file appears to be clean."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Analyze Doing that Again, I dont trust it!":
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 5 7 7 19
«Plot» Mirage says, "The file still appears to be clean."
«OOC» Cypher says, "So the data bomb is suppressed, I can safely download the file now?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Given the information, one would assume so."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Download File":
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 5 5 5 5 9
«Plot» Mirage says, "You download the file successfully."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Delete Hosts Copy of File":
1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5

Cypher sighs, and studies the file for a few moments, getting nothing, he tries again, still nothing. That done he downloads a copy of the file, then sets about to delete the thing from the host.

«Plot» Mirage says, "You delete the file successfully."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Upload fake file into old files location.":
2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 10

«Plot» Mirage says, "You upload the file successfully."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Alright…now, they are going to know its a fake right, since the databomb isnt on it the file is it?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Correct."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Can I put the databomb back on the file?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "The current databomb is crashed. So no. You could attempt to find where they store the IC software and attatch a new databomb to it…"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Alright, I'll do that. First though…"
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Locate IC":
1 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 7 8 8 9 9 10
«Plot» Mirage says, "You locate no active IC, save for random assortments of databombs and scrambles on various files."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Ok, the host has to have IC on it right, you cant load an ic from one host to another?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "A security decker could upload IC from a deck."
«OOC» Cypher nods "Ok….
«STAFF» Mirage informs you he is playing this by ear, there are no actual rules involving runners fucking around with IC, with the exception of programming.

Cypher deletes the file then, uploads the new copy he was given. He then frowns, and now has to find a databomb to put on the file.

«OOC» Cypher says, "Can I defuse another databom and download it?"

«OOC» Cypher says, "Even if i hadnt detonated the databomb, it wouldnt have been on th enew file right?"
«STAFF» Mirage supposes you could have merged the files, overwriting the contents and maintaining the databomb attatchment, via not deleting it and simply using a write command.
«STAFF» Mirage says, "If that makes sense."
«OOC» Cypher says, "I guess"
«OOC» Cypher says, "So, I Cant copy a databomb off another file though, I have to find the source?"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "You could try and move a databomb, there's actually an operation for that, one sec"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Actually, you could just disarm it, and change the file it's attatched to."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Since it doesn't crash it."
«OOC» Cypher says, "I'll do that then"
«OOC» Cypher says, "I found some databombs with the locate IC right?"
«STAFF» Mirage nods.
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Defuse another databomb":
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«Plot» Mirage says, "You disarm the databomb."
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Attach the DAtabomb to the new file":
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 8 10 14

Cypher looks around, finding a file with another databomb, he quickly works to defuse the thing. Once thats done, he drags the databomb over to the new file, and attaches it to it, hopefully it will stick, and no one will really know what happened here.

«Plot» Mirage says, "You attatch the databomb to the new file."
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Alternative solutions might have been downloading, deleting, and uploading a whole mess of files, writing over the file, finding where they keep the databomb code, etc"
«STAFF» Mirage wasn't railroading you into one solution.
«OOC» Frostlog says, "Ok, now I want to logout to my Aztlan MXP, then switch to my UCAS MXP, and then go drop off the file"

«STAFF» Mirage says, "So graceful logoff"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "And call it done."
«OOC» Cypher says, "wait.."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Do I need to edit the hosts logs of activity?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Or is that part of the utilities job"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "That's what graceful logoff does, if you read it's description, along with all the utilities you use."
«OOC» Cypher says, "Graceful logoff then"
«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Graceful Logoff":
1 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
«OOC» Cypher says, "Eww, did it work?"
«Plot» Mirage says, "You fail to logoff."

Cypher starts cleaning up his mess, trying to clear out any records and then head off to drop off the file he got at the place. Unforunately, he has a problem erasing his files, and has to try again.

«Auto-Judge[]» Cypher (#3540) rolls Computers + Hacking Pool: 4 for "Masking Mode, Bod Halved, 6 HP to DF, DF: 12, Program Rating 6, Graceful Logoff":
1 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 5 7 7 11
«Plot» Mirage says, "You successfully logoff"
«OOC» Cypher says, "I have to go in a minute, that end it all then?"
«OOC» Cypher says, "Thanks for GMing"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "Pose dropping the copy off"
«STAFF» Mirage says, "And post to the wiki"

Cypher cleans up his records finally, logs through his several accounts, and heads back to Seattle and that coffin motel to leave a copy of the file. After that, its another logoff and he is gone.

«STAFF» Mirage waves.

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