Gone Girl 3: Bloodstained City
|Date: 14 March 2019|
KOMO Seattle: A horrific and grizzly murder has shocked the people in the Touristville community. A dismembered metahuman body was found wrapped in novacoke packets in the trunk of an abandoned car. The body was identified as female but KE were unable to get further information due to the victim not possessing a SIN. The images we are about to show are extremely graphic in nature despite censored. Viewer discretion is advised. The growing rates of violence in Redmond district has KE believe it might be the gruesome outcome of gang on gang violence.
The news of the horrific murder of Joe Brook's wife Holly Hernandez led him to have an emotional breakdown. The low level drug dealer did not have a SIN and neither did his wife. Knowing KE won't help he turned to runners, hoping they'll look pas his low level illegal activities.
The meet took place at Joe's drug den in Touristville. Joe initially hires the runners to bring the serial killer back alive so he can exact his revenge but later agrees to negotiate for straight wetwork instead. Joe told the runners the killers asked for a large sum which he was unable to pay, only paying a small amount, in response to which they killed his wife and sent a video of her murder. The disturbing video feed showed that the killer had shared a wired feed between his and Holly's cyber eyes, so she could witness her own slow dismemberment from her killer's POV.
The runners scouted out the crime scene and then used the matrix to find out about a similar murder 2 months ago. Victim Lizzie Garcia was found dismembered in a Snohomish graveyard. The groundskeeper Logan Smith found the body and was under suspicion for a while before the investigation came to a dead end. The runners went to have a chat with Logan and mind probed him to see that he was in love with Lizze and hated that she chose a part time model, part time mafia criminal Jaime Russo as her fiance. He was then approached by the two serial killers who offered help, duping him into kidnapping Lizzie and when the dismemberment began, Logan, too scared and powerless to defend Lizzie, ran for his life, following which the killers dumped her body in his graveyard to taunt his cowardice. The players learn these killers were Aztech special forces and had war medals.
The runners then use Spark to learn about the fact that the killer are possibly Aztech special forces that fought in the Aztlan-Amazonia war. These forces did some messed up black ops where they used terror tactics to wage a psychological war. They would brutally kill civilians (women and children preferably) to demoralize the amazonian forces. The people who survived the war suffered mental trauma from years of drug and cyberware or blood magic abuse. Psychologically unstable, two of them started these serial killings back in Aztlan but now that the killings are happening in Seattle its possible they are working in the Aztech pyramid. They also learn and visit the journalist, Daniel Miller, that investigated the original murder of Lizzie and risked his life to hack the main Aztech host to get the real identities of the killers, getting himself scorched by black IC and fired from his job. The runners learn that Diego Martinez and Eztli are a muscle-mage duo for whom the war never ended and wherever they go they wage this dirty war as it has been hardcoded into their system through years of abusive training and PTSD. This explains why most of the victims have amazonian ancestry.
The runners notice a fly spy spying on them, and rush to protect the ex wife and child of Miller, hoping the killers would go after them. But instead the killers take their time and go after their next victim, the 14 year old daughter of a Vory mobster. The runners trace them and intercept them after the kidnapping, only to find Eztli had chopped off the forearm of the girl to gain blood points. A fight ensues and while Growth and Wan almost effortlessly dispatch Eztli using a mana static, Diego was one tough sob and it took a lot of effort to bring the heavily augmented mundane down. The 14 year old kid, albeit missing a forearm was still alive and rescued.
The runners managed to avenge the deaths of the two women and the lives of all the civilians the two psychopaths killed during the Amazonia war. While no direct proof was there, some of the evidence can be used to cause a PR nightmare for Aztechnology by linking the serial killers to them and their inhumane war crimes during the Amazonian war. KE Awakened Control Center was made aware of an incredibly powerful mage (Growth) in Seattle who can summon WTF force spirits and cast WTF force spells.
Gone Girl 3: Bloodstained City