LOG: Mother Russia Leads

GM: Posh
Players: Air, Blackheart, Posh
Synopsis: Posh, Blackheart, and Air (in the guise of Yuri) are hired to clear out a stronghold of the Purgatorieres, an affiliate of the Reyes, in the 'Rens. Not all goes entirely according to plan, but at least the gang that protects Posh's friend Rollo's chop shop now has a little less pressure on it.
Date: 10/16/2076


The Aztech Luna van that Posh has been using so often, the nondescript electric vehicle purring along, sidles slowly along in the rain-slick night as Posh glances over at Blackheart. "This fellow is…interesting," she says, before she glances back at Blackheart. "A real character. But then again, so are you."

She'd sent a message to Yuri before, about a recently sinister problem in a part of the Rens near where her friend had an auto chop operation. And so Posh had wondered if Yuri'd be willing to get out of bed for twenty grand.

If so, then the Luna that serves as Posh's mobile headquarters, so to speak, will pull up near his required point, quietly inviting him in.

"Good to see you. I'm preparing the Battletac maps of the area," she says. "Blackheart and I are both linked for that - are you as well?" she asks Yuri.

Blackheart's riding shotgun in the van, fiddling with dials and switches on her taccom unit. "What are we on, channel 3?" she asks, momentarilay picking up the local pirate radio station. "Oh, I love this song," she grins, bopping her head for a moment before looking over as Posh calls her a 'character'. "Hey!" she protests, briefly before looking over to Yuri as they pull up. "Hey," she gives him a cool nod.

Yuri looks like someone took a human, smashed off all the interesting parts of his face, and replaced them with cybernetics. Eyes, ears, scartissue abounds. He also looks like he only just scraped out of bed, yawning widely as he throws a duffel bag, two separate briefcases and a rucksack into the van. He grunts in response, and replies with a comic book villain level of Russian accent, "No, Yuri not made of team player, no battletac. I not know what you want me bring, so I bring everything." He gestures at the pile of assorted bags to demonstrate. When greeted by Blackheart he frowns back, "Hey? I don't get it."

Blackheart smiles as she hears the accent, and switches to russian, "Fresh off the boat, comrade?" she chuckles. "Posh might have a spare harness stashed around here somewhere," she says, looking into the back of the van, that's now very crowded with luggage.

Yuri frowns again at Blackheart but knowing Posh's linguistic deficiencies he keeps to English, "You no look Russian. You Lithuanian?" He looks over at Posh asks in a demanding tone, "You making me work with Lithuanian now?"

"What's wrong with Lithuanians?" Blackheart wonders, since arriving in North America as a kid, she hasn't really kept up with old world politics and current events.

Yuri makes a face like you would when making fun of someone, and puts on a high voice, "You all like wah Russia too big, make attack, is no fair, wah. Pfah." He turns and spits on the floor of the van in demonstration.

"Yeesh, no need to hork in Posh's ride, man," Blackheart says as she watches Yuri spit in disgust. She shakes her head, perplexed for the moment. "Anyways, did Posh tell you what we're up to today?"

Yuri squints at Blackheart again, "Hork? What is hork?" He continues to shake his head, "No, she say twenty kay if I hold her hand and make sure nothing bad happen. This Yuri is good at. Twenty kay is low but I need beer nuyen."

"I suspected you might not be set up for it, Yuri," says Posh. "So, I brought along an idiot paddle," she says, referring to the personal unit that she's got. "If you datajack it, though, at least you should be able to control it via DNI," she says, shaking her head.

A trid projection of a few blocks of burnt-out Rens shows up on her van.

"All right," she says. "My friend Rollo Doohrz has a chop shop here. I've done a lot of business with him and he's helped me disappear a number of vehicles," she says. "He's been having gang protection, but that's been worth a lot less lately since so many damn weapons have been smuggled into the Rens. He's told me that a few of his folks have been taken out. Anyway, he was hoping that we'd hit the outfit who did it. Apparently they were a gang that runs with the Reyes, but they're hitting a lot harder these days. He's scraped up forty grand from his last couple custom jobs, and he's offering it to the three of us. Now, I'm happy to do him a favor on this one, so the two of you can split it between you if you like. But I know he'd be grateful if either of you were interested in getting to know him better."

"Oh, this is for Rollo?" Blackheart asks. "I'd do it for a new ride, I've been looking for one of those power ranger bikes for the longest time, if he's got one of those available, I'd be interested in that," she says. "If not, the cash is nice, too, I'm a little light lately."

Yuri sniffs, "I not work with Lithuanian and wear idiot paddle, whatever that is, no." He crosses his arms and… well, sulks. "Kill gang members in warrens who needs stupid battletac anyway? They just idiots with shotguns."

Posh rolls her eyes. "It's a battletac personal unit. There's no need to be so ornery, Yuri," she says. "Besides, Blackheart. I didn't think that you're Lithuanian. I suppose I thought Polish, if one really cares?" she asks. "I swear, this is like trying to get my mum's plumbing fixed."

Posh shakes her head at Yuri. "Apparently they're more than just an ordinary gang. Assault rifles. Heavier weapons. Cheap drone recon. That's starting to edge into guerilla force territory," she explains. "So I'm hoping to use information processing as sort of an edge."

"Sounds like that warrens war is really stepping up," Blackheart observes at the news of drones and heavy weapons. "Did Rollo give us any more to go on? Do these guys have a safehouse, or a routine for shakedowns?"

"Well, explosions will still bring the Knight Errant killdrones a-swooping," says Posh. "But we should expect to see cheap birds and bees and the like, and a LMG or two in support, even."

She zooms out a bit on the map. "These is the territory of the Purgatorieres," she explains. "Sort of a Los Reyes affiliate. They are a multiethnic gang, mostly orks and humans. They move street drugs and BTLs. Apparently they hook girls and traffic them for Yakuza bunraku parlors as well," Posh says. "So, I don't really have much trouble taking them down, and pinching their weapons for Rollo's pals. Even if they're not much better." She glances at Yuri and then Blackheart. "Well, that's the hope, I suppose, but the problem is that if they're coordinating on a simple trix network with pocsec and drones, they'll be tougher to nail quite that easily."

Posh points to a nearby small four-unit building on the corner nearby. "Apparently a number of them hang out here, frequently. That's sort of a meeting house for the Purgatorieres in that area. We're talking about an affiliate gang of the Reyes, so probably only twenty jumped in members total. But they're likely expected to clean up their own messes. Still, I'd ideally not get tracked down," she says. "Want to diguise ourselves as Blackhearts on this one?"

Worrying at her lip as she hears about machineguns and killdrones, Blackheart considers a plan as she looks at the map of the area. She hmmms, "Dressing up as a crew's bad mojo if youw ant to work with them in the future, I think posing as my namesake's enemies would be a better idea, you know, get the pot stirred in that direction, instead."

Yuri shrugs from the back, "I no know gangs here. I know bullet kill, and if they use spy drones, bullet kill those too. Me, I make circle around building, start kill. Have drone in sky for us, kill and wait for them to try leave, then kill, none leave through circle. If that not possible then sneak inside, kill quietly. Disguise not matter if all dead."

Posh arches an eyebrow at Blackheart's idea, and then looks at Yuri. "All right," says Posh. "If you don't mind, Blackheart and I'll see about gussying up as Reyes, and you can just be our hardcore Russian hired gun for this one," she says. "And, I suppose, no idiot paddle for you as well." She shrugs. "Yuri not a team player. All right, then, Yuri. Suppose you're the boss." She grins, giving a shrug to Blackheart, and gets out her disguise kit.

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Gang Identification + 1 for "CB2, Reyes":
3 3 4 5 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Disguise for "+2 Hair/eyes, Reyes disguise":
2 2 4 5 8

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Disguise for "Reyes disguise for BH":
1 1 1 1 1

"Are you sure spray painting REYES over my jacket will work?" Blackheart wonders, blinking at the fumes.

Posh finishes establishing a suitable Reyes disguise for herself. But she insists that Blackheart not wear any shades. "No," she says. "From what I remember about the food riots, because of an incident there, the Reyes never wear sunglasses. They show off their cybereyes with pride."

Yuri grunts in the back as he's tugging on his Ares Brand heavy security armour. It's black on black, with black accents. The Ares brand logo is even matt black on satin black. "I happy I no wear disguise. You look stupid. I bring sniper rifle for this." He pulls out a bullpup sniper rifle and checks the mag, pulling other mags out and slotting them into his webbing.

Blackheart looks to Posh, "Where did you find this ray of sunshine, anyways?"

"You don't need to be quite this much of an idiot, do you?" asks Posh to Yuri. "I don't know, Blackheart," she says. "He's -usually- been reliable. For some reason he has a desire to occasionally make me look like an idiot," she says, shaking her head as she looks at the heavy security armor. "Fine," she says. "If that's how you want to go about it. Anyway, let's get everything stashed. We'll be crossing the border soon," she says, glancing to Yuri. "So, what's the plan? Pull up a couple blocks away from the four unit, approach on foot?"

Yuri's expression is dark before he pulls down the visor on his helmet, "You wanted Russian hired gun, this is hired gun look. Now you have choice. You hide, I knock on door, say fuck off, we see how it goes. Probably shooting. Or we take a perimeter, wait for right moment and start picking off gangers. Either way, park and walk in, this van not right style."

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 7 for "Passive Sensor Test (Sensors 4, Clearsight R3)":
2 3 4 5 5 5 11

"Well, I was able to get information suggesting a twenty or so metahuman signatures, about half dozen or a little more inside the building, proper," Posh says, updating her map and sharing the information with Blackheart…and, she supposes, just letting Yuri know.

With everyone loaded up, the Luna van crosses into the 'Rens - the way in's easy, it's the way out that's tough. In order to evade too much attention, the van adopts a 'rust and birdshit' paint scheme preloaded into it, for travelling into the Warrens. The electric van turns out behind the side of a building into an alley a couple of blocks away, after making a sensor scan of the area. "I think that's all the preliminary we'll get with our setup," Posh says. "We all ready?"

Yuri sniffs, "Need quick access to building, so don't go hiding on rooftops. You have drone to hover above or no? If no, then we split up and take all likely escape routes. You have grenades? Grenades make people run other way. Throw grenades and funnel them to me."

"Okay, I could get behind that, do a walk in, and have the van on standby." Blackheart nods her head and rolls down the window a bit for the drive, getting some fresh air as they make their way through the warrens, she spends a moment or two bracing herself to be point on this operation and she pulls her longcoat tight for the cool october weather. When the van pulls up, she slips out of the door, does one last pat down of her things and nods her head, "I have a couple smoke grenades, but nothing really heavy duty."

Posh shakes her head. "Grenades are likely to bring the KE kill drones in," she says. "Those, I'd hope not to bring. So, let's stay away from the grenades, if you don't mind too much. At least, that's what I've always heard," she says. "I do have a couple. A stash of IPE grenades, as well as concussion grenades. If you're sure it makes sense for the op, we can bring them."
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Yuri shakes his head, "Ok no grenades. I can use elementals. Or we rely on shooting first and not getting shot." He takes out an inhaler and huffs a shot. "Ooo, that hits the spot. We stick to plan, surround building, kill the, whatever they are. How we identify right ones? They look mexican?"

"They tend to have this symbol - they're big on leather vests and jackets," says Posh patiently, pointing out the double-skull symbol for the Purgatorieres. "They don't -look mexican-. Most are ork or human males. I suspect they made the name because they thought it sounded cool and have an affiliation to the Reyes," she says

"So get the guys with the double-skull symbol, I suppose."

Yuri shakes his head, "Ok no grenades. I can use elementals. Or we rely on shooting first and not getting shot." He takes out an inhaler and huffs a shot. "Ooo, that hits the spot. We stick to plan, surround building, kill the, whatever they are. How we identify right ones? They look mexican?"

"If you're n ot on the battletac, I'd feel better if we were all on the same side of the building," Blackheart suggests. "If you want to overwatch as a sniper up on a building, we can close the distance, maybe start a fire on the exits with a molotov or something."

"I just not shoot one with Reyes spray painted on jacket, is no problem. Ok so, fires on exits to prevent escaping. That means windows too, basically fire everywhere but front door?"

"You know, thinking of fires," says Posh. "What about molotovs? We toss a few into the windows and shoot people as they come out. That is, if they don't have patrols. It's a little grim and indescriminate, but, well…safer?"

Regardless, it's only a couple blocks away. Once Yuri chooses on a plan and advances, Posh is ready to follow suit, suing the map to help arrange it, and apparently frantic hand signals in Yuri's direction.

Along with Blackheart, she's using burner smartguns from the Armory for this one.

Yuri does have a taccomm, so hand signals are not vital, just helpful. "Molotovs in the back, bullets in the front. This is good. You got molotovs?"

Blackheart smirks, "Posh, we're going in with EXEX, and you're worried about grim and indescriminate?" She tsks, makes sure her smartguns are available under her longcoat and claps her hands together. "We have a syphon hose and there are bottles all over the place in the warrens. Let's make some."

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Intelligence vs TN 6:
1 1 2 5 5 13 = 1 Success

It only takes a few minutes, Blackheart spots a couple of 40oz bottles that somehow haven't been smashed in the alleyway, and she uses Posh's syphon from the van to go up to a parked car. A few pumps of the bulb and they're full of fuel, which she tops off with a soaked rag. "Okay, let's go find some windows," she says, confident in her flawless disguise, she's sure nobody would dare stop her on the way over.

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Etiquette for "No really, I'm in the REYES!":
1 1 3

Posh reaches for a molotov. "I use the fingertip cap for my tool laser with a ceramic insert as a cigarette lighter. I can light the molotovs quietly."

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Etiquette for "Reyes4Life":
4 4 4 5 10 11

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "SENSOR TEST!":
1 2

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Stealth:
1 2 2 3 3 7 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Intelligence:
1 1 1 3 3 5 8 16

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Stealth:
3 4 5 7 9 9

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Intelligence:
2 2 3 4 4 4 7 8

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls 5 for "Audio only perception dice":
1 2 4 4 5

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Intelligence:
1 3 4 5 10 13

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Stealth:
3

«OOC» Posh says, "Do you consent to me giving you the Reyes as a level 1 Enemy for this? XD"

«OOC» Blackheart says, "hell yeah"

«OOC» Posh says, "Awesome, will put it in the log"

Getting closer to the four-story building, it seems that a Mjolnir Bumblebee is making a slow, lazy circuit of the building in the air around it. Basic drone recon. Hrmm.

It doesn't seem to react, though, so perhaps it was unable to particularly detect anything, this time. However, it will no doubt get another chance on the next go-around.

Yuri trips along the street, looking like a full on mercenary, which is probably not a good look right now. The rifle he's cradling is odd looking, certainly no assault rifle, but no scope on it either. He sticks to shadows where the blackened armour works best, although the high mirror finish on his visor is unhelpful for stealth.

Blackheart walks down the sidewalk, strutting herstuff like some trenchcoat latin princess on the way over to the building their targets are in. To the pair hacking butts on the stoop, she walks up, "Hey, Esse, got a light?" she wonders, having forgotten her lighter in the van as she looks the doorway over.

As a corner is rounded it's clear that there's a pair of guards apparently shooting the breeze. They both have Semopal rifles - clearly the results, likely along with the recon drone - of some careful upgunning here in the Rens.

"As Blackheart moves to approach, they see her eyes, they catch the spraypaint on the jacket. "Who the fuck do you think you are? Get inside and get your fucking cash out, drekhead."

They seem not particularly impressed with the disguise. And are about to open fire.

Posh's eyes widen as the rifles start to come up. She hadn't even thrown the molotovs yet!

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) uses 1 of item 3: Jazz: Combat Drug from Drugs (#10024).

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Initiative with a result of 25.

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Initiative with a result of 21.

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls 1 for "Jazz Duration":
2

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Initiative with a modifier of +1 with a result of 29.

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls 1 for "Plus 1d6":
15

============================> Initiative Listing <=============================
Combatant Name…………….. P1(B) P2(-10) P3(-20) P4(-30) P5(-40)
Yuri……………………… 35 25 15 5 —
Posh……………………… 25 15 5 — —
Blackheart………………… 21 11 1 — —
Gang doorman1……………… 18 8 — — —
Gang doorman 2…………….. 15 5 — — —


«Plot» Posh says, "Yuri, you're up first. You've got two gangers in the process of leveling their rifles, alerted after Blackheart had presented. Since you'd been sticking to shadows and line of sight and stuff, I'm going to assume that you're about 40 meters away from the door. Blackheart and Posh were walking up, about 15 meters from the door now and were in the open."

«Plot» Yuri says, "From the vantage of darkness we'll put round 1 into left, and round 2 into right."

«Plot» Posh says, "Okay. They're not stationary, as they already started moving. 40 meter range. Vis is partial light. They don't really have cover either."

«Plot» Yuri says, "Alright, low-light eyelights negates vision up to 100m, 150m short range for a sniper rifle. So, TN 4 base plus smartlink-2, TN 2 first shot."

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles + Combat Pool: 3 vs TN 2 for "First shot, 14S base, APDS.":
2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 10 = 9 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles + Combat Pool: 5 vs TN 4 for "Second target +2TN":
1 1 1 2 3 4 8 8 9 11 11 = 6 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) uses 2 of item 2: APDS Rounds (Rifle) from Ammo (#9550).

«Plot» Yuri says, "Rifle is silenced."

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 6 + 6 vs TN 7 for "Soaking 1, all CP":
1 1 1 2 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 8 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 6 + 6 - 1 vs TN 7 for "Soaking 1, all CP KP 1/3":
1 1 2 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 10 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 6 + 6 - 2 vs TN 7 for "Soaking 1, all CP KP 3/3":
1 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 5 vs TN 7 for "Soaking 2, all CP":
1 1 1 3 5 5 5 8 8 8 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 5 - 3 vs TN 7 for "Soaking 2, all CP KP 1/3":
1 1 3 4 4 5 5 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 5 - 3 vs TN 7 for "Soaking 2, all CP KP 3/3":
1 2 3 4 5 5 7 = 1 Success

Center mass on both gangers allows Yuri to open up and quickly rail each of the two out front, both of them blasted out and falling. However, given the situation, with both people 10m from the door, it's clear that shadows in each of the windows pop up. There's at least four that appear, all of them having cover, rifle barrels presaging spurts of defensive fire from the house!

Yuri is huffed up on Jazz, nevermind turning his wires on to full so when things go south quickly on Blackheart he's right on the button. The rifle in his arms is barely into the shoulder before the smartlink has lined up the first shot and the bullet is fired mentally. Silencer reducing the sound to be undamaging to unprotected ears. The rifle swings, smartlink reticle lining up and the second shot is away almost as fast.

Commlink-Lucky> Yuri sends, « Yuri thinks disguise is for shit. »
Commlink-Jett> Blackheart sends, « No way, it was working, they told me to come on in! »

It's not like it happens right away though. There's a moment of peeking out through the windows, and Blackheart and Posh are still caught out in the open. "Dammit! Let's run!" With those few short words, Posh grabs Blackheart's hand and tries to jerk her, running for the nearest cover, a burnt out car wreck nearby. Well, not cover so much as concealment.

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "Cram, Reyes 1":
2 5

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "Cram, Reyes 2":
3 5

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "Cram, Reyes 3":
3 7

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "Cram, Reyes 4":
4 4

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "Cram, Reyes 5":
5 10

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 2 for "Cram, Reyes 6":
1 22

Blackheart decides hugging walls is a better idea than going out into the middle of the street where everyone can take a shot at her. "This way!" she says, ducking against some of the trash and garbage against the wall, anyone inside will have to exit the building to see her, especially as she turns herself invisible for the firefight.

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Sorcery + 7 vs TN 5 for "Improved Invisibility F2, sustaining focus, wand":
1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 10 11 = 5 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Willpower + 3 vs TN 3 for "soaking M drain, need 4 for soak.":
2 2 2 3 4 5 5 9 9 = 6 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst from Semopal":
1 1 2 3 3 5 8 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst from Semopal":
1 1 2 2 2 3 5 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst from Semopal":
2 2 3 3 4 5 7 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst from Semopal":
5 5 5 10 10 11 17 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls 4 vs TN 5 for "Dodge":
2 3 5 5 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls 4 - 2 vs TN 5 for "Dodge KP1":
5 10 = 2 Successes

There's the sound of a door slamming, the lighter wham sound of it being kinda kicked open. Must be the back door. And with that drone's recon, they're likely able to direct that second party more precisely to where Blackheart and Posh are hugging the side of the building.

«Plot» Posh says, "You can see four riflemen in different windows on the building. They're all trying to keep you pinned. You have reasonable cover, but so do they. (+4 cover for partial). You already have the benefit of partial cover, that's why TN to hit you was 11."

«Plot» Posh says, "I suppose there is more extensive cover, and in a round you could shoot and then move behind it. You're sort of across the street from the corner building, amidst some generic Warrens rubble."

«Plot» Yuri says, "I'll stick to my current cover and place an aimed shot at one of the riflement."

«Plot» Posh says, "Okay. Partial light. He has partial cover. They are kinda bobbing and moving, so not stationary. TN should be…8 I think?"

«Plot» Yuri says, "I'm going to bypass the cover TN penalty but accept the barrier penalty."

«Plot» Posh says, "Got it."
«Plot» Yuri says, "Which should bring it to TN 2, twice."

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles vs TN 2 for "Shot Uno":
1 1 2 3 7 9 = 4 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles vs TN 2 for "Shot Dos":
2 4 5 8 9 9 = 6 Successes

«Plot» Posh says, "S wound. He's out of the fight."

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Throwing Weapons + Combat Pool: 3 vs TN 6:
1 3 4 5 7 7 = 2 Successes

Yuri is forced back a little, ducking around the corner of a building to gain some cover, whipping himself backwards just in time to avoid a spattering of rounds on the ground. He pushes back out, lines up a shot on one of the windows, his smartlink outlining likely target positions for him. The rifle spits two more APDS rounds out, smashing through the wall in a helpfully intimidating manner. So far, all the loud gunfire has been them, and all the injuries are theirs as well.

WHOOOOOOOSH! A burst of flame appears out the lower right window on the first floor, leaving now only two riflemen, apparently, threatening Yuri. Yuri hadn't seen the other one drop, but apparently he had just dodged from the fire, taking him out of line of sight. That fire's raging pretty roughly.

«Plot» Posh says, "Okay. Blackheart. You're presently in cover. The front is turning into a mess. We also did hear the back door open. Also there's a bee drone watching us."

"Nice shot!" Blackheart says as she sees Posh sink the difficult angle shot with the molotov. She sets down the second bottle so Posh can have the option of torching the other windows as she pulls out her smartguns. "That drone's gotta go," she decides, unfortunately, she had been concealing her weapons so it isn't the fastest draw in the west.

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Submachine Guns vs TN 2 for "first attack, 1st target, first hand recoil comp 3, smartlink2 Ingram Smartgun 12S EXEX":
3 4 4 5 5 8 = 6 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Submachine Guns vs TN 3 for "first attack, 1st target, second hand recoil comp 3, smartlink 2 Ingram Smartgun 12S EXEX":
1 1 2 4 5 8 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 1 for "Bumblebee can live?":
3

The Bumblebee is blasted out of the sky by the twin bursts from Blackheart's submachine guns. With just two to try to focus on getting Yuri now, the two riflemen do their best to keep him pinned. But without their recon drone and with just a basic pocsec-based setup, they're now hoping on the second team, it seems, while the two riflemen in the window try to get the sniper.

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst 12S":
1 2 2 3 5 5 7 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst 12S KP 1/3":
1 3 3 3 5 5 14 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst 12S, second rifleman":
2 2 2 3 3 5 5 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 11 for "Vs Yuri, aimed burst 12S, second rifleman KP 1/3":
2 3 4 4 4 4 10 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Body vs TN 4 for "Soak soak soak. Needs 7":
1 2 2 2 3 3 3 11 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Body - 1 vs TN 4 for "Soak soak soak. Needs 7 KP2":
1 2 2 3 3 3 5 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Body - 2 vs TN 4 for "Soak soak soak. Needs 7 KP4":
1 1 2 4 5 11 = 3 Successes

«Plot» Yuri takes the L.

That's right when it seems two more of them come around the corner of the building, with good lines of sight on Posh and Blackheart. Still running, they take a couple of potshot bursts as they dive to prone in the street about 20 meters away from the two.

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 9 for "Vs Blackheart":
1 1 2 3 3 4 11 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 9 for "Vs Posh":
1 1 2 4 5 5 10 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 4 vs TN 5 for "Combat pool dodge":
1 2 2 5 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 4 - 1 vs TN 5 for "Combat pool dodge KP 3 spent":
1 3 4 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Body vs TN 5 for "Soaking":
1 2 2 3 3 4 5 7 11 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Body - 3 vs TN 5 for "Soaking KP 4 spent":
1 2 3 4 5 7 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls 5 vs TN 5 for "dodging":
1 2 3 5 8 = 2 Successes

«Plot» Yuri says, "Select another rifleman and do the double tap through the wall again."

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles vs TN 3 for "Light wound.":
1 1 3 4 5 11 = 4 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles vs TN 3 for "Light wound. Shot zwei":
1 1 2 4 4 11 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 6 for "Soaking":
1 2 4 4 11 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 - 1 vs TN 6 for "Soaking KP 2/3":
2 3 3 5 = 0 Successes

Yuri's rifle pounds twice again, shooting through the construction of the building and claiming another rifleman. There's just one left to shoot at him, and Posh and Blackheart are out of his line of sight anyway.

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Submachine Guns + 2 vs TN 5 for "Posh, aimed shot, SMG, vs prone ganger":
1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 7 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls Submachine Guns + 2 - 3 vs TN 5 for "Posh, aimed shot, SMG, vs prone ganger KP 5 spent":
1 2 2 3 3 7 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 5 for "Dodging SMG":
1 2 3 4 10 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 - 1 vs TN 5 for "Dodging SMG KP 1/3":
1 2 5 5 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 vs TN 6 for "Soaking":
1 1 2 5 5 5 11 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 + 2 - 1 vs TN 6 for "Soaking KP 2/3":
2 3 3 5 10 11 = 2 Successes

«Plot» Posh says, "He takes an M wound and is still in the fight (barely)"

«Plot» Posh says, "Yes. They ran around the corner so they could see us and kinda took shots then hit the dirt. One hit Posh. She hit him back. There's one that's aiming at you still."

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Submachine Guns vs TN 3 for "first attack, 1st target, first hand recoil comp 3, smartlink2 Ingram Smartgun 12S EXEX, target prone":
2 2 2 4 4 11 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Submachine Guns vs TN 5 for "second attack, 2nd target, first hand recoil comp 3, smartlink 2 Ingram Smartgun 12S EXEX":
1 1 1 2 4 9 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Submachine Guns vs TN 4 for "first attack, 1st target, second hand recoil comp 3, smartlink 2 Ingram Smartgun 12S EXEX":
2 2 3 5 5 9 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Blackheart (#12120) rolls Submachine Guns vs TN 6 for "second attack, 2nd target, second hand recoil comp 3, smartlink 2 Ingram Smartgun 12S EXEX":
2 2 2 4 4 9 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 5 for "Dodging first shot":
1 3 5 5 5 = 3 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 - 3 vs TN 5 for "Dodging first shot KP 1/3":
4 5 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 6 for "Soaking second shot (unwounded guy)":
2 5 5 5 10 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 - 1 vs TN 6 for "Soaking second shot (unwounded guy) KP 1/3":
1 1 4 5 = 0 Successes

Just as Blackheart finishes the drone, she sees a couple of gangers diving around the corner to shoot at Posh, just her luck, she might be invisible, but she's right in front of the elf!! Throwing herself back against the wall, she's narrowly missed by rifle fire and she twists her body to bring her smartguns to bear on the gangers, filling the air between them with explosive bullets!

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 6 for "M wound fellow soaking":
1 1 3 4 7 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 - 1 vs TN 6 for "M wound fellow soaking KP 1":
1 1 2 2 = 0 Successes

The air fills with hot lead as Blackheart's dual smartguns speak out, spraying bursts over the area with brutal abandon, leaving the two gangers there riddled and bleeding, although not mortally wounded, still out of the fight and writing in pain. "Damn slitches!" one of them curses out, an ork whose sunglasses are shattered, as the fire starts to spread slightly. There's only one remaining, and he's trying shakily to bring his weapon on target…

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles vs TN 3 for "Shot 1 L wound":
2 3 4 4 4 5 = 5 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) rolls Rifles vs TN 3 for "Shot 2 L wound":
1 2 2 2 3 4 = 2 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Yuri (#8050) uses 6 of item 2: APDS Rounds (Rifle) from Ammo (#9550).

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 6 for "Soaking":
1 2 2 3 4 = 0 Successes

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 vs TN 6 for "Soaking KP 1/3":
1 2 2 3 7 = 1 Success

«Auto-Judge[]» Posh (#11342) rolls 5 - 1 vs TN 6 for "Soaking KP 3/3":
9 9 10 23 = 4 Successes

And two heavy thuds from Yuri's rifle bring him down as well. Though the fire crackles, there's an almost temporary quiet that dawns. Still bleeding a bit from the center mass graze along her side, Posh glances over to Yuri.

It's a quick clear of the house - the usual grim depravity of a ganger stronghold. There's some basic equipment on the bodies - only semi-damaged street armor, of course the Semopals, and pocsecs. There's another bee drone as well, apparently they had two working. Along with the damage, it's certainly enough to more than cover Rollo's hoped for haul, as Posh explains - but not enough to skim much.

"I'd be able to get ahold of better toys anyway, at a bit higher price. But you two have earned your twenty in my eyes," she says. "Now let's get the hell out of here before scavs start thinking there might be easy pickings here."

Yuri is bleeding inside his armour, but from the outside he just looks like he's been speckled, the impacts having chewed up some of the armour plates. "What, is that it? All done already? I told you was easy."

"BB would probably like this for parts," Blackheart says as they find the spare drone laying about during the mopping up. She picks it up, knowing how expensive it is for Riggers to do their thing. "Lets get back to the van and I can patch you two up," she says, tucking her weapons back under her overcoat. On the way back she wonders, "You know, those were some pretty on point doormen, they saw through our ruse right away!"

"Hey, it's not like we're going to war in the Amazon," says Posh. "These fellows aren't likely to have autocannons, either. I've never heard a bleeding man say 'easy,' before," she says, shaking her head with a smirk. "You crazy Russian bastard." She looks at Blackheart sadly. "That's probably more of a off the ball disguisemistress, I'm afraid." She grins. "Anyway, I think we should get to the van…and get out fast."

Yuri waits until they're back to the van to get out his savior, because he left it in the van. "Bleeding? This? This is nothing, insect sting. Shotgun without armour hurts much more."

Hopping in the van, Blackheart drops the drone in the corner and gets to work laying on hands on Posh. It takes a minute or two before her body mends itself up and she glances back to Yuri, "Just a couple shots of wodka and you're all set?"

"Yes," says Posh. "And is also the result of massive operational failure," she says, with a chuckle. "Anyway, well, Yuri, I'll be in touch if you want more gigs like this. I'm sure I'll be able to set them up, particularly when there's so much…excitement in the Rens."

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