Eclipse Phase | AUSTIN, TEXAS | 2015-2019 A.D.

Session 15: Guang Xi Triads in the Martian Ghettos

The trouble with Mars is...

The Sentinel team Arrives at the Martian Orbital facility and rendezvous with the Transport vessel Jovovich in Space-Dock.

The Standard Transport “Jovovich”; Captain: Jonah Hermes:
Allied shipping by dorje

Ganos escapes the vessel from his hiding space and using smart-clothing, mimics the Jovovich coverall worksuit to infiltrate facility docks and make his way out of the Shipyards inot the civilian area to meet the team and their new contacts on Mars. Meanwhile the rest of the team docks their FireWall shuttle and quickly makes their way to the Customs area of the Spaceport to join with Ganos and board a Space Elevator car to the surface.

The FireWall Shuttle “The Aluminum Falcon”: Captain: Fenopy
Orbiter by technouveau

Arriving at the Dome-city in the mountains, they meet Zak the uplift Raven pilot and fellow FireWall Sentinel who is their first martian contact for this mission. He will be the team’s wheelman for this mission as he is a transport shuttle pilot with his own craft.

Zak’s independent contract shuttle “Corax” Captain: Zak Corvid 213
Zaks shuttle

Dave tags the Safe-Room Transcorp is moving, and the team follows the tracking beacon to the registered rental transport vehicle Transcorp has hired for this stage of moving the cargo.They board their shuttle and follow it to a remote Martian settlement named Fibonacci-Voltaire and enter the septic, impoverished mine-colony.

Fibonnaci-Voltaire interior
Fib volt first interior

The team splits up as Zak taxi’s the shuttle to a berth and takes wing to follow the transport via air. “Dave” and Ganos fade into the crowd to lurk as sniper and support fire if necessary and the rest tail the transport directly. They almost lose the truck a few times in the smog-choked interior of the colony.

Fibonacci-Voltaire center-complex view
City line

Finally the transport reaches it’s destination, in the tiny “Chinatown” section of the colony, where the Guang-Xi have a regional stronghold warehouse in a squalid asian neighborhood where there is no law.

The square outside the Guang-Xi warehouse
Guang xi square

The team wastes little time in infiltrating the building and it’s mesh. sussing out all of the security camera field of views and planning their attack around the numerous gaps in the upper three stories’ surveillance. Once the security is compromised the recon work ensues and the team learns that the ground floor warehouse where the cargo was delivered is currently occupied by three four triad goons including one clear biomorph called ‘Feng 426’ but who’s mesh ID is currently Liu Xiao.

(Triads use numeric codes to distinguish between ranks and positions within the gang; the numbers are inspired by Chinese numerology based on the I Ching. “489” refers to the “Mountain” or “Dragon” Master (or ‘Dragon Head’), while 438 is used for the “Deputy Mountain Master”, a “432” indicates “Grass Slipper” rank and the Mountain Master’s proxy, “Incense Master”, who oversees inductions into the Triad, and “Vanguard”, who assists the Incense Master. “426” refers to a “military commander”, also known as a “Red Pole”, overseeing defensive and offensive operations, while “49” denotes the position of “soldier” or rank-and-file member. The “White Paper Fan” (415) provides financial and business advice, and the “Straw Sandal” (432) functions as a liaison between different units. “25” refers to an undercover law enforcement agent or spy from another triad, and has become popularly used as a slang for “informant”. “Blue Lanterns” are uninitiated members, equivalent to Mafia associates and, as such, do not have a number designation.)

FENG 246
Feng 246

While Johann and the mysterious Doctor Bernal hack the cyberbrains of two of the three synthmorph thugs, Dave and Ganos slip in under cover of Chameleon Cloaks with advanced thermoptic camouflage and set up shop to run a quick wet-works op on the remaining goons.

The Remaining Goons (Wong Kai Four Nine, Chang Kai Four Nine and Chow Yun Four Nine)
Remaining goons

Dave slips unseen behind the cargo loader and jammy FAT-PACKS the backside of it with a kilo of thermite, plants a mesh detonator, then backs off to a safe distance.

The Power Loader
Power loader

After the whole team is in place they flawlessly execute the murder op, disabling the Synthmorphs with Hacks and bullets, blowing the thermite on the loader and stapling Feng’s hands to the table he’s at with combat knives before he can even reach for his trademark 12mm autopistol on the table in front of him. Psionic interrogation from the hand of Albion Bernal ensues, Asa Ivorssen goes apoplectic and has a psi-induced post-traumatic stress disorder seizure, and the session closes as the team works on how to pull information our of the highly resilient Feng.