With a plan finally formed, the group set into action. They rolled up to the girl and her bodyguard as they got off the public transit near her home, Geas trying his tried-and-tested method of commanding them magically. However, Shen appeared unaffected, grabed the girl, and ran. Ziggy chased him down and filled him with stick’n’shock rounds that took the ork bodyguard down twitching while November handled traffic drones to ensure there was no photo evidence of the group there. In Astral, Brown and his lioness beast spirit ambushed and annihilated Shen’s magical guardian spirits before they even comprehended what was descending upon them. With the girl’s protection taken care of, November drove her van around and tossed the girl inside, and started driving to their drop off location.
Meanwhile, in Shaukeiwan another group of runners was busy negotiating a peace treaty with the Bloody Tigers gang, a group of a crazed and vicious marauders with no apparent loyalty to the greater Triads. Zheng’s negotiations were going well, when suddenly the Bloody Tigers and Chrome Dragons broke into a border dispute that dispelled any notion of peace. Thinking the peace talks a trick, Peng – leader of the Bloody Tigers – took a swipe with his cyber claw and tore into Zheng’s torso. Unfortunately for him, one of his bodyguards leaped into action and punched a hole in his chest that caused immediate death, the Bloody Tigers who witnessed this being shocked into paralysis. They took the chance to leave unharmed when it was granted and shambled out of the building, but unfortunately for the negotiation team they still remain in the middle of what is quickly becoming a warzone as a delicate package is rushing their way.
Perhaps worse for both parties, the fallen bodyguard Shen rose again as a drake for the first time, the trauma of the previous encounter causing his magic to emerge in the true form even he was unaware of. Now November’s van has an angered dracoform flying after it with a number of Bloody Tiger vehicles heading its way as well, with one agenda or another on their minds.