Overdrive Zero

Interlude: Langrange 5
What were Cam and Lesko doing after the two left.

Lesko and Cam had made a deal with the mafia on Lagrange Station 5 that if they helped Zoe and Kelly back planet side they would help them.

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Media Blitz
Kelly finds out she is the most popular girl in town

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The next day Guy Carlyle says he needs a full lab with better equipment to study the A.I. slivers. The group agrees to find him some space but before they leave Zoe gets a media feeds showing that Kelly Amoureaux is trending.

She sees pictures of the farmhouse on the feed and realizes that they are out front as they speak. Zoe wants to keep everything undercover and has Kelly hide in the trunk while they drive out in Guy’s junker car.

Thibout takes the wheel and is able to lose most of the paparazzi but one stays on their tail. Zoe has them pull over and zeeks his mind making him believe the she is Kelly. The paparazzi believes it and records the entire thing and they manage to leave.

They meet up with Cam who just finished a job with the mafia back on Langrange 5.

They get Kelly a disguise and pull her off the grid.

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It Never Ends
Team returns to Paris

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Kelly and Zoe take an escape pod back to Earth and get picked up by some scavengers in the sea. They try to capture them but Thibout Jahaur finds where there are and helps rescue them.

They return to Paris and stay at Guy Carlyle who has a crush on Kelly and helped them before. While on the train Zoe picks up a strange signal and finds out it is coming from a sliver of metal on her. She suspects it is a tracking device and plants it on someone else.

While at Guy’s they discover more metal sliver. Guy analysis it and thinks that it is pieces of the AI that possessed Lucas Cabrera. Guy stays up the night while Kelly watches him.

Zoe and Thibout look at the info Zoe collected from Remy right before he died.

They find a video of Kelly and discover that she has some kind courier with data built into her.

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Zero-G End Game
Execute mission, truth behind Cabrera

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Cam and Remy head to the space dock to prepare an escape from the station. They meet with, Paulo, in a warehouse who is suppose to get them off the station but armed thugs tries to gun them down. Cam takes them out and heads into an office where Paulo is planning an executing Remy for dealings with Ravenlocke. Remy tells Cam he isn’t with Ravenlocke via TAP. And the two convince Paulo that Remy is solo. Paulo agrees to work with them and offers Cam a full time position.

Kelly leaves the party with Paulson, her date, and their is a traffic stop but she is able to convince the cops that they are nothing to worry about.

Zoe and Lesko meet at a safehouse and Zoe says they should abort the job. Lesko says he can’t because he figured out that Remy set him and Connie up when they went out to look for Miguel Sauvageot before he blew up the building.

Everyone else shows back up and Zoe reluctantly agrees. She crawls through the data she got off Brent Clark and find that Lucas Cabrera is being held at an anonymous building and the far end of the station. She also find out their is a major cooler removal and get herself, Lesko and Connie in as maintenance while Kelly goes in as a CORP security intern.

Kelly heads in first and is able to distract the security and get them to give her a tour of the area. The rest of the crew has some difficulty as they cause some noise and pull in guards but quickly take them out.

When they get near the room Cabrera is held their TAPS loose the wireless connection. They head in and see a large room with Cabrera in the middle surrounded by a glass wall. Lesko and Cam take out the guards while Zoe reads the minds of a scientist and finds out that Cabrera is affected with a dangerous AI. Zoe walks up to him and shoots Cabrera in the head. Lesko is enraged but after Zoe explains he backs her and everyone gets out.

The group meets back up with Remy and Lesko has Zoe confirm he isn’t a holigram. Once she does Lesko shoots him in the chest killing Remy. Kelly is incredibly upset saying she loved Remy and will never talk to Lesko again. Zoe makes one last hack on Remy’s TAP before he dies.

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Party Crashers
Break into a party to get the info they need.

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- Group arrives on space station.

Find out that need to get Lucas Cabrera, a Ravenlocke agent who had been inserted into the COPS Corporation (competitor of Ravenlocke in space). Who was sending transitions back to Ravenlocke when suddenly they stopped.

His employer is Brent Clark, a young executive within COPS. Group finds out he is going into a party that is heavily secure. Plan is for Lesko and Zoe to steal a catering van and impersonate them while Kelly find a guest and becomes his date.

Step one is to hack the place having the party. They manage to get the guest list and caters. They also notice a strange car circling them. Kelly finds a guy and casually tricks him into picking her up at a bar.

Leon and Zoe get device the can extend the range on Zoe’s TAP do whatever it is attached to and allow them to track it. They head to the caterer and Leon sneaks in and places the device on a catering van while shorting out their second van while Zoe waits in the care outside. The two guys approach Zoe and she uses her zeek abilities to disguise herself as an executive assistant. One of the men is in a suit and the other is a cyborg. Zoe manages to hack the suit and finds out they are working for Ravenlocke.

Lesko calls Connie and asks about the men and why they are hunting them. She says because the group is interfering with a Ravenlocke investigation. Lesko says they are working for Ravenlocke under Remy and Connie tells him that he was fired after using Ravenlocke funds to get back Kelly.

The group calls Remy and asks why Ravenlocke and call him on working for Ravenlocke and he admits that he was fired buts convinces the group that the job is worth it and Lucas is worth millions.

The group keeps with the mission and Kelly has her man pick her up. Lesko and Zoe hijack the van when it comes by and knock out the original caterers. They take the van to the party. Kelly walks in and notices a lot of the guests are participating in glider suit events. She spots Connie and Brent. Lesko and Zoe come in as caterers serving food and Lesko talks with Connie.

Zoe approaches Bret who is getting ready to glide and tries to hack him. She succeeds but is immediately tracked and traced. Zoe gets any info she can on Lucas then dumps her food tray on Brent and gets in a glider suit and dives out.

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Elevator to the Heavens
New mission leads to romance on a space elevator

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- Group meets with Remy who is a projection.

- Zoe tracks down Remy’s true location and Cam goes there to scare him.

- Group makes deal with Remy to head to a space station. And group agrees.

- Zoe asks Cam what she thinks of Lesko. Cam says not much and asks Zoe if she is interested in him. And she says yes. Cam says she’ll talk to him.

While Cam is talking to Lesko Zoe hacks in and listens and finds out there was something between Cam and Lesko and that he might be interested in her.

Zoe sets out to make Cam jealous and sleeps with Lesko.

- Lots of drama on space elevator.

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The Johannesburg Job
New job: Johannesburg, South Africa August 2090

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The crew found their most recent employer through their contact Alina. She was approached for a job, and referred her client to the crew. Since the job required a skilled hacker, Alina has also called in Zoe Bazinet, a friend of hers who also has a history with Lesko.

The employer is rising pop star Hanna Selassie. She made the news a few months ago when she and a few other notable celebrities were kidnapped outside a Caribbean resort. The celebrities were rescued by local authorities, but the celebrities have reason to believe that their minds were uploaded without their consent during their brief capture.

A weeks work allowed the crew to track the criminals to Johannesburg, where a man named Alonzo Gardner purchased these uploads to transport off world. The team made a plan and got to work.

Half a kilometer above the street, Camille Mach climbs the glass surface of the Tswalu Kalahari Hotel on gecko-padded gloves. With Zoe’s assistance, she avoids the drones searching the outside of the building. Something is already wrong, as drones do not normally patrol the outside of the building. She slips though a secured ventilation shaft and begins to investigate pair of men who sold the uploads to Gardner.

In the luxurious VIP lounge, Kelly Amoureaux waits for Gardner to arrive, and prevent him from leaving on the the spaceport’s elevator to Earth Orbit. Lesko waits nearby at the bar, watching Kelly and scanning the lounge for signs of trouble.

As Kelly spots and intercepts Gardner, spilling her drink on him and leading him away to the bar, Lesko spots a pair of wolf hybrid goons taking an interest in Gardner as well. Using Kelly’s TAP as a proxy, Zoe Bazinet begin to hack Gardner and extracts information on what room the deal took place, the location of the goods (sewn into Gardner’s luggage), and the password necessary to extract the data.

When Zoe tries to access the TAPs of the goons, she learns that another hacking is countering her efforts. This hacker is also aware of her. She’s able to track down the location of this hacker, but she’s in another building, and unable to convince Lesko that the hacker is a higher priority that the hybrid goons watching Gardner.

Lesko approaches the goons with drinks and tries to talk them into revealing their goals, but the men remain tight-lipped.

Kelly convinces Gardner to delay his flight and return to the hotel with her. The pair head back towards the hotel. The hybrid pursue them, and Lesko heads after the hybrids.

Lesko slips through the crowd and catches the younger of the two hybrids unaware, grabbing him, slamming him through a restroom door and pinning him in place. He learns that they’re here to ensure that Gardner makes it onto the lift into orbit. He doesn’t know his employer’s identity. Lesko asks if the goon wants to be knocked out so spare him embarrassment. He does and Lesko takes him out with a single blow to the head.

Kelly notices her remaining pursuer and screams. This draws the attention of the security guards and the crowd around her. Kelly takes advantage of the situation and leaves the concourse through a emergency exit. The remaining goon, is given her location from the hacker and pursues.

Lesko heads towards the remaining goon, but the enemy hacker subverts his AR display, blocking out the majority of Lesko’s field of vision. Now blinded, Lesko convinces a passer by to lead him back to the bar towards hacker, who does not realize he’s been found.

On the net, Zoe and the hacker exchange attacks. Zoe falters at first, but boosts her performance with drugs and launches a counter attack. Between this and Lesko’s imposing physical presence (and a fork jabbed into the hacker’s side). The hacker is caught. Lesko can see again and Kelly is no longer traceable.

Outside, Kelly turns on her pursuer and shines a very bright flashlight in the goon’s face. To his night-adapted eyes, this is blinding. He staggers around and looses Kelly and Gardner’s trail as they slip back into the hotel.

Back on the 186th floor, Cam sneaks through the ventilation shafts and recorders around the room the deal took place him. She recognizes one of the men in the room as Remmy. She begins to slip away but is heard. The bodyguard in the room fires a few rounds into the vents, but not before Cam gets back into the wall vent.

Cam relays the information about Remmy to the crew. Lesko tries to intimidate information out of the hacker. He succeeds, but learns that the hacker has an implant making him incapable of spilling what he knows. Fortunately, Zoe has psychic means of extracting this information. She makes her way to the lounge and uses her psychic ability to learn what he knows. He’s working for Ravenlocke.

Back in the Hotel. Remmy shouts into the vents. He asks if Cam is the one in the vents, guessing that it isn’t Lesko or Kelly. Cam does not respond, but stops and listens as Remmy makes a proposal. He has a job, and the ability to wipe their records with Ravenlocke if they agree. Cam posts a Virtual note on Remmy’s door. Naming a time and location for a meet.

Kelly takes Gardner back to his room, and slips out while Gardner sleeps with his luggage, containing the illegal uploads of the celebrity personalities. The job is a success.

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The Intervening Months

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The last six months have been hard on the crew. Ravenlocke Securities influence has grown as they gain for enforcement contract throughout Europe. With each new region they take, the places to work and live comfortably have grown smaller and smaller. Lesko and Kelly are still wanted for murder, and Cam and Thibout wanted as persons of interest.

Kelly is still being pursued by Remy, though she’s been able to stay a step or two ahead of him, using clients and allies to misdirect his efforts to track her down.

Lesko has maintained a renewed relationship with Connie despite tensions caused by her work within a corporation that actively seeks Lesko’s arrest. Connie abruptly stopped responding to Lesko’s communications. He has not seen or heard from her in a few months.

Thibout has disappeared into the French Muslim community, presumably assisting them with their cause. Although he has not been seem since the Germany job, he’s left a line of communication with Lesko, as Thibout still owes him a considerable debt.

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UberSprawl
Job to deliver data comes to an end.

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Connie questions the group on what they plan on doing. She thinks they should turn themselves in as Cam and Thibout haven’t commited any crimes and from Kelly and Lesko’s logs they can prove she was hacked and setup. The group convinces her that they need to deliver the information to find out what is going on. Connie agrees but says she has to report back. The group leave as she stays at the barn.

Flashback Camille (as Connie) has an argument with her father. He insists that she shouldn’t go to France but she insists. He tells her that if she does and she needs anything that his friend, Dr. François Chau has her backed up.

Thibout calls Alina and lets her know about the Metzner Manifesto being on the dark web. Wants to know what the true mission is. She doesn’t know but will try to get a hold of Jacques Rous

Group heads to Dusseldorf Ubersprawl. As they get near the city the find out mass protests due to the 35% unemployment rate are occurring. They can’t reach the German revolutionaries who they are suppose to deliver info to without leaving car and go through protest.

They arrive an are able to park the car fairly close. As they move through the protesters Kelly’s jamming device is stolen. Since her location is no longer a secret Kelly is hacked and Remy talks to her. She convinces him not to follow her and she will meet him at a nice restaurant.

Thibout notices a group of bounty hunters tracking them down. Thibout picks up Kelly and uses his overclocked cyberlegs to ditch them.

Cam and Lesko find revolutionaries who are hidden in a building. The revolutionaries then lead them to a large semi-truck in a reconstruction area. They have an operating table ready in the semi. Kelly is put under for surgery and the last thing she thinks of is Guy Carlyle.

To prevent others from finding Kelly the revolutionaries have devices like Dr. Chau’s that simulates the signal. Cam and Thibout ran out as distraction while Kelly is operated on.

Connie contacts Lesko and says that Ravenlocke has been allowed into Germany. Three attack helicopters are heading towards them. Lesko tells her to have them follow the false signals.

On one helicopter is Remy who figure that Kelly ditched her. He follows Thibout’s signal who stays uncover. He can here Remy (thinking he is Kelly) admitting his love for her.

Cam sees Connie on another helicopter tracking her down. Cam ditches her tracker in the sewer.

flashback Connie wakes in an alley will no memory. On the news is something about a building blown up and five Ravenlocke officers dying and one put in a coma. Two men approach her and try to take advantage but she cuts them up. Another man approaches her saying his name is Dr Chau and he is there to help her. She is reluctant but trusts him.

Kelly recovers with the tracker and something else removed. The second item is some kind of secondary data storage that looks like it drilled into her skin and attached to the tracker. At the moment Miguel Sauvageot with six revolutionaries enters. He introduces himself as Jacques Rous, leader to the “People’s Revolutionary Front”.

Lesko pulls his gun on him but the revolutionaries all of weapons on him. Jacques says that the data chip was planted on Kelly when he first slept with her. It contains code for a back door in the En Garde security software package his company developed. However, it was encoded and he did not have that. The decryption sequence was hidden on Dirk Metzner’s data courier. Jacques asks for the courier but Lesko says it is gone.

Jacques insists on the location and when Lesko refuses they shoot each other. Kelly then throws herself on top of Jacques asking them not to kill him. As Jacques and the revolutionaries are about to finish off Lesko, Thibout jumps in and gets into a fight with the guards. Cam manages to hijack the truck and jack-knife it as the sound of Ravenlocke helicopter gets closer.

The group starts to manage the situation but Jacques grabs Kelly holding his gun to her head. Lesko throws him the data courier and says leave. Lesko contacts Connie who is in the helicopter and lets her know Miguel Sauvageot (who blew up the building Lesko, Connie and their squad were in) was heading out. As Jacques run out Connie says “take the shot” and a sniper brings down Jacques.

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Gang Territory
Must make an unlikely ally

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Flashback: Kelly Amoureaux is first created having been born is a large incubation tube. A little later she is given her first assignment; to entertain Miguel Sauvageot of Engarde Security. Kelly of Miguel have a lovely evening and the next morning Kelly finds that she sleeps in even though she set an alarm. Miguel is gone and something does not seem right.

Group meets up with Chrome Chackals out by and old abandoned dam that they made their base. Their leader, Fariq Abbas tells them he was expecting them after getting word from Alina. He offers everyone drinks and they hang out and have a good time. While talking Fariq tells them that he doesn’t think that Metzner’s document is worth smuggling across the border and will not convince the government of anything. Thibout recognizes Fariq from the muslim ghetto.

Fariq asks Thibout if he would like to join the Chrome Chackals were he would be accepted for both his religion and cybernetics but Thibout refuses on the grounds that the Chrome Chackals needlessly hurt and kill people.

Kelly and Fariq go into the back room and all but Thibout starts feeling funny and realize the drinks were drugged. The group manages to shake off the affects and Lesko grabs and Chrome Chackals putting a gun to his back asking why he was drugged. They find out that the price on Kelly and Lesko’s head is too valuable to let go and since all they are transporting is worthless documents they want to collect the bounty.

Kelly makes deal with Fariq to let everyone go and she will stay as Fariq has fallen for her.

Cam contacts an online friend and find out that Metzner Manifesto has been on the dark net for a week and half. She then notices a car drive up.

The Chrome Chackals get on their bikes and head out toward the car planning on taking it out. Cam hops on the back of a big and sees that in the car is Detective Connie Si Yan. She convinces the gang not to kill Connie but hey destroy her car.

Lesko and Thibout try to convince Kelly to go back on deal and leave with them. She makes new deal with Fariq that she will come back after they finish the delivery.

Flashback Cam see the birthday cake and hears the song. She sees her father who call her Connie.

Everyone regroups and Fariq agrees to let them take a motorcycle and they head off and find an old farm where they stay in the barn.

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