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|Priority||Metatype - D |
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - C
Street samurai, likes to plan but is not a stranger to thinking outside the box for solutions, knows his way around combat tactics to help the team be more efficient but a perfect run (in his opinion) is one where violence is not needed, always ready to support the team in planning, mobility and as an enforcer in a worst case scenario.
During combat Roadie is an expert sharpshooter and an adept of hand to hand combat focused on non-lethaly neutralizing enemies (by disarming or impeding their progress) and taking them out of the fight. In extreme cases he is seen carrying several grenades, from chunky salsa to crowd control.
Settle the score with Humanis.
Fight for the little guys.
Find "anchors" to keep himself sane.
Change the world for the better if given the opportunity.
PAST - BAD COMPANY
Roadie was born and raised in a middle - low class family, in a mixed neighborhood of [REDACTED], and from a young age realised that trust is vital for survival as the people around him tried their best to look out for each other in the midst of sudden changes, gang violence and times of uncertainty,
Growing up among metahumans got difficult as a branch of the Humanis extremists set up shop nearby and promptly tried to spread their fear mongering propaganda and commiting acts of violence on the local metahuman populus, Roadie was forced to stand idle while the authorities refused to help, but the boilling point came when he and a couple of friends were ambushed and beaten to an inch of their lives with baseball bats, after this a deep hatred was developed (along with a severe case of memory loss and dificulty in retaining information for long periods of time) so with a handful of friends tried to push back the extremists by force to varied degrees of success, including a few close calls where he almost kicked the bucket again.
This went on for a few bitter years during which he discovered his knack for combat, this paired with illegal acts he had comitted and no possible future in the coorporate world meant that the only place he had left were the shadows, now a mercenary for hire, he fights for the little people and to end Humanis.
Act 1 - BREAKING THE LAW
At the moment Roadie is actually enjoying the life in the shadows, sure its dangerous and extremelly unpredictable, but thats part of the appeal, the best part would probably be the payoff after a good planning session, to see the gears turning like clockwork and the team going above and beyond... there is just something incredibly rewarding in all this.
He also has found himself making friends and allies during the runs, in what was an unexpected turn of events (as from the outside the shadows are either trids or a den of cutthroats) he was met with pretty friendly bunch that slowly but surely helped him find his way into this new lifestyle, pleased with this he plans on keep moving foward and seeing where this road takes him.
PRESENT - (UN)COMFORTABLY NUMB
With time comes experience and in the shadows time is always short, specially when talking about one´s lifespan, early in his career Roadie thought that he could do without drugs or chrome, any player that has been long in the game can say that its not possible, you need every edge, every leg up you can get on your enemies... these can be the difference between a visit to the street doc or a more permanent stay at the morgue.
With that lesson learned through painful experiences and close calls, Roadie invested a lot in cyber and bioware, the sensation was intoxicating, "bulletproof" skin, titanium squeleton, faster movements and reaction, seeing the whole world in slow motion, overcome obstacles with ease, line perfect shots, dodge gunfire... it all came at a price, a literal piece of your soul, many runners didnt mind paying it but Roadie felt that his "self" was slipping away from grasp more and more, becoming something else, something alien and "blank". This terrified him more than death itself.
Now he searches for anchors: acts, habits, people, anything that can help him keep what is left of his humanity intact.
Narrative Significant Qualities
Loyal to a fault (due to his personal code of sticking together and trying to keep innocents out of harm), creative, subtle and quick on his feet, his motto is: "outsmarting your enemy is always better than direct confrontation, but if shit goes down you go in with all you got!"
Roadie is a runner that tries to keep civilians / colateral damage to a minimum and would probably be more careful with his actions if they are on the scene, has a massive vendetta against Humanis (and any other extremist / terrorist that would bring harm to innocent people) and would be happy to cause as much damage to them as he possibly can. As a side effect of being hit in the head with a baseball bat a few too many times, Roadie has a hard time concentrating in a lot of things at the same time, this data overload is acompanied by choice paralysis, one of the reasons that why he avoids the matrix whenever he can.
Black Vory +3
Horizon Rep +2
Crime Mall +1
|Hedge||2||3||Gear||Fence||Fence, Police Contacts, Warehouses||Even|
|Dr. Gotham||4||2||Generalist||Street Doc||Psyche'd Up!, Cybertech, An Arm and A Leg, Torso Mods, Medical gear||Even|
|Alice Kane||5||2||Fixer||Cyber Surgeon||Mechanic, Info Broker, Weapon Specialist, Tech Savy, Cyber Surgeon, Gamer Grrl||Even|
|Mint||3||4||Fixer||Farm Operations Officer||Construction Contractor, Green Thumb, Beacon of Hope, Earth Aspect||Even|
|News Van Dan||3||3||Legwork||Guerilla Reporter (Infobroker)||Infobroker, Conspiracy Theorist, Drone Operator, Hacktivist||Even|
|Jet Set||6||2||Custom(A,G,K,N)||C-5 Galaxy Owner/Operator||Time/Distance, Island Hopper, SAR Squad, JP-5 for Blood, Mister Missile, Aircraft Sensei, Fulton Extraction???, Care Package Inbound, Heavy Lift💪||Even|
|Legal Eagle||4||3||Custom(N,K,A,G)||Lawyer||Lawyer, Ex-UCAS Air Force, For the People, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Hard Knocks||Even|
|Vlad||4||2||Fixer||Former Sovetnik||Hard To Reach, Sweet Tooth, Old Fashioned, Underworld Contacts, Friends Across The Pond, Hardened Criminal||Even|
|HAZMATilda||2||1||Service||CBRNE Specialist and Cleaner||Clean Room Certified, Magical Bomb Squad, MAGHAZ ID||Even|
Redmond Rejuvenation Project - as an investor and friend.
ShadowHaven´s runners. (Koi, Moth, Rasputin, Ironclad and his famiglia in special)
Professor Jones and the 5th world museum.
Humanis - for almost taking his life, giving him memory problems and "tearing his family apart"
In Character Information
Why Roadie? *he turns to you* well, for a good couple of years I worked for bands that were starting out or on tour, mostly local ones and sometimes a "Nova hot rising star" *making air quotes with his fingers*, and my name is... was a fairly common one, so it was routine to just call out nicknames, since I was a regular at the local venues they always refered to me as "the Roadie" mostly because I could cover a lot of roles there. Need moving stuff from one place to the other? alright. Want someone to stand guard and make sure no one gets in while the band was getting ready? you got it. Need some muscle to do the heavy lifting or break up/join a brawl? I would be your guy. *he lights up a cigarette*. so it just kinda stuck with me.
It was some time before I actually got picked up by a rather famous band and worked with some real artists... and let me tell you... *he looks up* putting a killer show together, making sure that everything was running as planned and the crowd went nuts as the special effects went off! *he says with visible excitement* that was an incredible felling! but unfortunatly all good things must come to an end and as the band broke apart I was left behind here in Seattle with nothing but a couple thousand Nuyen, a gun and an americar... and the rest is history...
Just kidding! met a girl by accident one day who needed some things done and offered to help her out, thinking that I could get a job and maybe score a date at the end of the day if I was lucky... annnnnnnnnnnndddddddd before I knew it I was doing legwork and learning the ropes of being a shadowrunner... turns out that my years of doing bullshit jobs for bands translated pretty well to the shadows! *he turns to you one more time*
And what about you? let me hear a bit of your story! *he says with a smile*
Symbols and Signatures
Old school headbanger and a fan of classical and neo-classical metal, appreciates art forms and is very protective of his car and his dog.
Matrix Search Table
|1||Roadie - support personnel who travels with a band on tour.|
|3||"Did you mean "Techies"?" - See "Technician" for disambiguation|
|6||Roadies can perform a variety of functions, from tour managers and assistants to drivers and security/bodyguard.|
Shadow Community Table
|1||A Runner that is slowly earning his place in the shadow community, claims to fight for the little people.|
|3||Professional driver and sharpshooter samurai, most of his combat records seem to be against gangs, yakuza and similar groups, has a vendetta with Humanis in particular.|
|5||A polite man with an amicable attitude, prefers non-violent approaches and many times has shown mercy to the opposition should they surrender or just be doing their jobs, but is ruthlessly effective in eliminating members of gangs, mafiosos, yakuza and radical groups.|
Robert Cavaliere (R6) - Licenses: Bounty hunter / Firearms / Concealed carry / Driver / Pilot
A tall and pale elf, with dark hair and blue eyes. While he used to have longer hair, he has recently trimmed it a bit, now feeling more confortable in exposing his ears, which have the metal "tips" given to him by his friend Koi.
He can be often seen wearing a suit, his Mortimer of London longcoat and leather gloves in most situations, but will switch out for simple casual clothes depending on the occasion and the wheather.
Roadie (dispite his nickname) prefers to be well dressed both outside the job and in scenarios where a show of professionalism is required. During jobs he uses a simple and bland clothing style, worn for utility, not appearance, mostly black clothing with a bit of color and jeans, sometimes dark shades of green and brown with AR complements to change its appearence on the fly, anything that would be good for blending in with the crowd.
In combat he dons a suit of high-tech security armor, ballistic mask and helmet, all of them customized to make the pieces look intimidating and dissuade his enemies from fighting, the armor is a deep shade of purple that simulates the texture of an alien carapace while the joints are blood red and simulate the musculature beneath the "carapace", a bright shade of green highlights the veins and extremeties of the armor(such as fingers), the ballistic mask and helmet have the same carapace-like texture and color but with sharper angles, the masks depicts a hungry beast with bright yellow, glowing eyes and sharp teeth contorted in a wicked smile.
A cartoonish, ghost-like, floating persona with a emoticon mask, pointy hat and a mantle that changes colors to match its mask, now accompanied by a similar outfitted dog which has little dog paws in his mantle.