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Technomancer & Off-Face
"I have the whole Matrix worth of information and more at my
fingertips; the real crime here would be not to use as much of it as I can."
Street Cred28
Public Awareness0
Titles and Awards0
D.O.B.February 4th, 2057
PriorityMetatype - D
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - C
Resources - E

Character Information


A technomancer and a technological prodigy from an early age, Vip3r has been at home in the Matrix since long before she emerged. She's a skilled hacker and street survivalist, and isn't bad at talking her way out of trouble either.


Vip3r taught herself to hack for fun and survival as a juvenile delinquent on the streets of the Redmond Barrens. She was adopted as a teenager by Ken and Laura Tanaka, a pair of middle-class MCT citizens who put her through high school, where she proved to be such a skilled learner that she was handed a corporate scholarship that would almost cover a college education and give her a direct pipeline to a stable career. In a desperate attempt to cover the rest, Vip3r took a shadowrun that ended in disaster, earning her eight years in Shadow Lake Correctional Facility at the age of seventeen. Four years in, she was offered a deal that would shave two years off of her sentence. It was framed as a work opportunity, but instead, it made her a lab rat in an intense and dubiously-ethical technomancer research operation by MCT.

MCT turns Vip3r loose two years later after the Tanakas signed over their freedom on her behalf, putting her back on the street with no family, no contacts, and not-insignificant neurological damage that rendered her unable to hold a regular job or schedule.

With a criminal SIN and nowhere else to turn for income, she began taking small-time hacking jobs again. As she did, people began to notice her skill, and Vip3r eventually attracted the attention of the Eighty-Eights Triad. They offered to burn her criminal SIN and set her up with a fake if she agreed to work for them in exchange, and in no position to refuse, Vip3r accepted.


  • Extract her father, Ken Tanaka, from his lifelong contract with MCT.
  • Establish a network with other technomancers, and determine how to use her ability and position to make the world a better place for others like her.

Narrative Significant Qualities


  • Social Infiltrator: (Alibi + First Impression + Honest Face)

Having had to adapt to many different living situations over the course of her life has taught Vip3r how to look like she belongs almost anywhere.

  • Paragon (01): At Betz's suggestion, Vip3r has sought communion with 01 out of a desire for a deeper understanding of the Resonance and a meaningful connection to other technomancers.
  • Resonant Stream: Sourceror: Having always been heavily reliant on her own ability, Vip3r has chosen to focus on her own skill with complex forms rather than depending on the use of sprites.
  • School of Hard Knocks: Vip3r spent most of her childhood learning to survive on the streets of the Redmond Barrens. Navigating urban life is in her nature.
  • Sensei: Betz has become a mentor and a source of support for Vip3r. She works with her to help hone her Cracking skills, and to teach her more about what it means to be emerged.


  • Drug-Dependent: (Wired User + Mild Addictions to Psyche & Novacoke)

Using performance-enhancing drugs a little too frequently has made Vip3r reliant on them.

  • Snake Queen of the Resonance: (Distinctive Style + Unique Avatar)

Vip3r is more than just a name; it's an identity. Snake tattoos, snakebite piercings, fangs and a split tongue, and a custom-crafted anthropomorphic snake Matrix persona make that identity unmistakable.

  • Driven: When they found out about her captivity in a Mitsuhama black site, Vip3r's adoptive parents gave up their freedom to trade it for hers. She is determined to repay their favor. So far, she's managed to extract her mother, but getting her father out of his contract and on-site employee housing in a newly-constructed Zero Zone she's discovered in Auburn is going to prove far more difficult.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Until DawnDejapesPacific Grudge21 September 2082
Let Snygones be SnygonesSarcarian9 September 2082
Mobster ManipulationAurora7 September 2082
Scab WorkSi1asA Taint On Us All6 September 2082
Mother's Little HelperSarcarian31 August 2082
Across the LineSarcarian18 August 2082
Mother Knows BestAurora18 August 2082
Snimpin' Ain't EasyAurora14 August 2082
Among The StarsAurora30 July 2082
Choul as a GhoulDisco Goblin21 July 2082
The Snake CharmerSarcarian16 July 2082
Escape From TomorrowlandSarcarian7 July 2082
Worm CityAurora5 July 2082
A Steller DiscoverySarcarian4 July 2082
The Lost ScalesOrionsRequiem3 June 2082
A Nest of VipersSarcarian28 May 2082
April Desires Bring May FiresOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight13 May 2082
Snake! Kernel! Panic!OrionsRequiem11 May 2082
The Spy Who Loved MeSarcarianWhen You Reach Me5 May 2082
Murder Most FowlOrionsRequiem4 May 2082
Cultivation CrisisOrionsRequiem30 April 2082
Aching & FesteringAsmodeusFestering Infestation11 April 2082
Entering The GatesAurora4 April 2082
Family, Duty, HonorSarcarian22 March 2082
The Flamesaw RedemptionOrionsRequiem18 March 2082
The Deepest DiveOrionsRequiem7 March 2082
Evergreen KingdomOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight2 March 2082
A Ghoulish Case of an Ancient GrudgeAuroraA Ghoulish Case23 February 2082
Campus CaperSi1asWhen You Reach Me22 February 2082
A Belated KRIMinal ChristmasAurora16 February 2082
Vip3r - Submersion IIAurora9 February 2082
Si Chi WuxingAurora8 February 2082
There's No Business Like Snow BusinessSi1asWhen You Reach Me3 February 2082
The Second Great (Fish) ExtractionAurora2 February 2082
Rolling in the DeepGhostlinAdversaries29 August 2081
Let Sleeping Orks LieSi1asBuilding a Better You22 August 2081
It Belongs in a Museum 3.5: A Brief InterludeChrisst111The Cutter's Curator20 August 2081
Cr4ck1ng Th3 My5t3ryKorean BBQ18 August 2081
New to the NeighborhoodSi1asBuilding a Better You17 August 2081
Pirates of Elliott BayKorean BBQ16 August 2081
Vip3r - Submersion IPurkinje8 August 2081
Little Glass VialSedatedAliceChromaggia7 August 2081
Forget the Cage, We Know How to Make the KeyGhostlinAdversaries31 July 2081



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Alexander-James Brodrick Johnson III 4 3 Networking CorpKid Party all Night... What time is it?, Everybody's Friend., Did Someone say Drugs?, Brodie J IN THE HOUSE!, Ride Wrecked? Brodie J's got it!, Oh yeah! I have a job!, Good looks, Money, and a savant-level understanding of rocket physics Even
Bautista 4 3 Fixer Huk Regional Boss Pirate Trainer, Gun Runner, Demolition Man, Talislegger, Fence Even
Betz 5 5 Legwork Infobroker Hacker, Infobroker, Matrix Lorekeeper, Mitsuhama Computer Technologies, Technomancer, Technoshaman Even
Bootstrap 4 2 Networking Reality Hacker Lieutenant, Decker Reality Hacker, Decker, BTL Producer, Rival Destroyer, Dealer Even
Cascade 4 2 Service International Smuggler and Fence It's not fun if there's no Risk!, Smuggler Specialist, Garage of Ganked Gear, Stimulant Savant, Getaway Driver, Driver picks the Music, Passenger shuts their trap Even
Cecelia Cross 5 4 Networking CATco Employee Secret Technomancer, Woman Scorned, Tech Expert, Matrix Master, Corporate Life, Network Angel Even
David Yang 5 3 Fixer Eighty-Eights Grass Sandal Oath-Bound, Triad Networker, Seattle, Gangs, Crime Syndicates, Matrix-Savvy, Vice Even
Doctor O+ 4 3 Custom(G,A,N,K) Street Doc/Organlegger Medical, Illegal, Organlegger, Ghoul Organlegger, Armorer, Ware, Rarities Even
Dr. Isabel Wirth 4 2 Service ER Doctor Trauma Surgeon, Free Samples, Community Clinic Hours, Performs House Calls, I know a sales rep Even
Dr. Tony Hanks 2 3 Legwork Charity Clinic Doctor Surgeon, Charity Networker, Redmond Born and Raised, Gang Grudge, Overworked Even
Huan-Shi Bai 1 3 Networking Restauranteur Meets all kinds, Adept Farmer & Chef Even
Freya 5 2 Custom(G,A,K,N) Hacker Extraordinaire Master SIN Maker, Burner ID, FAKE is my Middle Name!, My Search Function is Powered by Nuyen, Hacking is my other middle name, I eat Hosts for lunch. Even
Jesse Pop 6 1 Fixer Trid Pirate Trid Pirate, Hacktivist, Fence, Networker, NEEEEEEERRRRRRRD, Electronics, Enormous Trove of Pirated Trideo Even
Kakei Steve 6 2 Fixer Fixer Lawyer, Legal Connections, I Know Many Things, Weeb Swordsfan, Yakuza Networker, Deltaware Dealer, I Know The Best Cyberware Even
Kenneth "Flamesaw" Murphy 2 4 Custom(A,G,N,K) Ganger / Tough Guy Not the Brightest Bulb, Firesaw, Fraggin' Handsome, People Pleaser, WAIT I'm a runner too! Even
LB 2 4 Custom(A,N,K,G) Tamanous Dumpster Fire Tamanous Made Man, Goes Loud, Mystic Adept, Lovable Outcast, Explosive Personality, Known Criminal, Connoisseur Even
Miles Imaus 3 2 Legwork Nightclub Owner Bellevue up-and-Comer, Nightclub Owner, Gambler, Businessman Even
Mr.Rudd 2 1 Networking Art Dealer, I know a guy!, Satisfaction Guaranteed!, NO REFUNDS! NO RETRACTIONS! NO RECEIPTS! Even
Mr. X 3 3 Custom(A,G,K,N) Medic / Street Doc Borrowed Time, Sterile Environment, CyberScalpel (Cyber), CyberScanner(Cyber), Barrens Medic, Very Wary Even
Phil Haskill 8 2 Networking Policlub Activist California Free State, Corporations, Mothers of Metahumans, Policlubs, Politics, San Francisco, Shadow Community, UCAS, Ares Macrotechnology Even
Saint Nick 2 1 Gear "Santa Claus" Blissfully Unaware, KRIME Konnections, Milk and Cookies, Spirit of the Season, We Got Guns -1
Sarah Snow 3 3 Fixer Fundraiser and Housewife Novacoke?, Novacoke!, Dinner Parties of Metahumans, Flawless Skin, On Retainer, Fundraiser Even
St1tch 5 3 Legwork Dissonant Technomancer and Anti-Infected Crusader Vendetta, Dissonant Static, Clean Body, Clean Soul, For the Greater Good, Know Your Enemy, Datahaven Membership, Spiteful Sprites, Field Medic, The Enemy of my Enemy, Spick and Span, Temple Collaborator, Trid Enthusiast Even
Vee-Jay 2 2 Networking Bouncer/Doctorate Student We live in a society!, The List, Sociological Education, Bullied Bouncer, Versed in Venues Even


  • Eighty-Eights Triad: Despite turning down official membership in the Triad, Vip3r will not work against the Eighty-Eights as a result of the assistance they offered her when she was in need.
  • +10 Mothers of Metahumans rep and +10 Skraacha rep for breaking Kenneth "Flamesaw" Murphy out of prison.
  • -70 Tamanous rep, +10 Black Lodge rep, and +5 Starscreamers rep for destroying Tamanous's largest organ farm in Seattle.
  • +13 Cross Applied Technologies rep, -5 Federated Boeing rep for working for Cecelia Cross and burning Brodie J's house down.
  • -60 Mitsuhama Computer Technologies rep for killing four Petrovski Security personnel, kidnapping one of their HR executives, and verbally spitting in a high-ranking executive's face when asked to turn over liberated MCT assets.
  • +2 Saeder-Krupp rep for assisting Cricket's foundation dive in Full Fathom Five
  • +5 with the Huk and +2 with Street Docs of Redmond for a rescue extraction.


  • Absolute Zero: Vip3r's girlfriend, whom she met while living in San Francisco and who followed her back to Seattle a few months later.
  • Black Samurai: Vip3r's cousin, whom she only met recently as a result of having been cut off from her blood family for years.
  • Harebuck: Vip3r's best friend and roommate, who introduced her to the Haven.
  • Shine & Zenith: Fellow runners who know Vip3r's history and secrets. She considers them a part of her chosen family, along with the above.


  • Mitsuhama Computer Technologies: You read the above information, right? Vip3r has plenty of reason to hate and fear MCT, and is bent on revenge after a year spent avoiding them at all costs.
  • Trevor Avila: In Scab Work, Trevor hired Vip3r and Babylon to do some of Tamanous's dirty work after they destroyed a profitable organ farm. He taunted them with the possibility of having their Kill On Sight status cleared with the syndicate, but given that he hired other people whom he holds grudges against, Vip3r was convinced that was never really an option. They deliberately botched the job, and, terrified at the possibility of Trevor literally ruining her life with ease, Vip3r knows the only way to fix the situation is to have him killed.
  • Unnamed Renraku Spider: In A Steller Discovery, Vip3r engaged in a heated Matrix battle with a Renraku decker with a cyber-ninja persona who was part of a team sent to retrieve a chunk of Halley's comet. She dodged a series of link-lock-biofeedback-dataspikes and insulted him by forcing him to jack out. He's, uh, not happy about that encounter, and if Vip3r runs against him again, he'll probably be less than thrilled to see her massive iridescent snersona (snake persona) on the Matrix.
  • Saito Akio: A high-level MCT executive who Vip3r personally pissed off by refusing to cooperate with his demand to turn in liberated assets. -30 additional negative rep with this asshole personally.

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

As her name would suggest, Vip3r is committed to a snake motif and specifically incorporates African bush vipers into her design. There's no particular symbolism to them; Vip3r just thinks they look cool. Multiple snake tattoos are visible on her forearms and neck, her Matrix persona is an anthropomorphic snake, and her marks look like snakebites.

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Do you know how many users on the Matrix have some variation of "Vip3r" as part of their names? You're gonna have to look a little harder if you want anything specific.
3 A user named "Vip3r" seems to frequent various message boards about current events, technology, and a Matrix game called Plaguehunter. She seems to have a lot of helpful tips about boss attack patterns.
6 "Vip3r" also appears to spend a lot of time on some secure hacker boards. Whenever controversy around technomancers comes up, she seems pretty quick to defend them.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A hacker who works in the Seattle area.
3 Vip3r is a Shadowhaven runner and an Eighty-Eights Triad affiliate.
5 Vip3r is a technomancer. She was partially responsible for the destruction of a Tamanous organ farm in Seattle and a massive prison break in Los Angeles, and was formerly incarcerated in Seattle herself.

Assensing Results

Hits Information Gained
1 Healthy. Not awakened.
2-3 The datajack behind her right ear is visible when viewed at the right angle, but doesn't show up in her aura.
4 No betaware-grade cyberware, or bioware that can be seen at this level. Essence: 5.02.
5+ Vip3r's datajack is deltaware, and she has delta-grade implants and cybernetic systems installed in her brain and spinal cord (Visualizer, EARRS). Delta-grade bioware boosts her cognitive function and toxin filtration (cerebral booster, mnemonic enhancer, nephritic screen), and she is genetically enhanced for a greater resistance to negative drug effects & better highs as well as faster and more efficient neurotransmission. The spark of Resonance in her aura marks her as a technomancer.


  • Alison Chiba: Primary. R6 Saeder-Krupp fake SIN. Cyberdeck license, Driver's license, Matrix Security license, Restricted Augmentations license.
  • Aya Takahashi: R6 UCAS fake SIN. Cyberdeck license, Driver's license, Matrix Security license, Restricted Augmentations license.


Standing at 5'7" (170cm), Vip3r is a Japanese elf woman with a short undercut, snakebite piercings, and visible snake tattoos (which, specifically, are African bush vipers) on her forearms and neck.


Vip3r dresses for utility and comfort, typically in a street-punk style, favoring blacks and greys with accents in purples or teals. She frequently does her shadowrunning in an armored synthleather jacket, grey with a high collar and plenty of pockets on the inside and out. For jobs with higher-end clients, she has an Executive Suite suit in dark grey, accented in light blue.

Matrix Persona

She switches between two Matrix personas, depending on what image she wants to convey. The first, and more "professional" of the two, is a stylized version of her actual appearance, standing slightly taller than her natural height and wearing a long snakeskin coat. The other, which she prefers and which sees more frequent use, is an anthropomorphic snake modelled after an African bush viper, with iridescent dark-purple scales.

Vip3r's Persona.jpg

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