The runners were contacted by Saeder-Krupp and offered a job involving spell formulae under development by Mitsuhama's Unit 47. The runners were provided a mysterious item with a
Wuxing corporate logo that Saeder-Krupp claimed would give Duke and Crew the time they needed to get in, steal the data and get out.
The team came up with the plan to hijack a refrigerated truck bringing meat to the Unit 47 warehouse. They made their way in, their disguises still holding. After reaching the paracritter lab, and unleashing the Saeder-Krupp device, the team found that the meat they transported was intended for a naga being held for research purposes.The naga tasked TC with an unknown mission, took the meat, and wished the runners good hunting.
The team made its way to the main magical research lab and proceeded to slug it out with Mitsuhama's security. Heavy fire, including several grenades, followed. The runners managed to dispense with the security mage before the 2 water elementals could intervene. After that, the remaining primary threat was the heavily armed and armored Lt. Kano. Eventually the Lt. went unconscious, and the spells were recovered. The first 2 spells were decent area effect booster spells, one for healing and the other for boosted reflexes. The third was a potential magical cure for CFD. The runners secured the spells, made their way out, and crashed the gate to make good their escape.
After securing payment from their Johnson, the team took time to relax at the Cavern Club. The evening was interrupted by 2 pieces of bad news. First, the assassin,Purplex stopped by to inform the team that 2 other players were involved with the Dark Communion. Those players were escaped criminals from Seattle named Lynn Telestrian and Jessica Watts. The second complication was that Duke may well have seen Cutthroat's mother, who was assumed dead. What does the future hold for our intrepid runners? Only time will tell.