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Message no. 1
From: Reality can be useful <MHILLIARD@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 93 20:45:00 EDT
>>>>>[Nexus, we've been out to get men since the dawn of time. It's called
'natural selection'. :) Which means you're in real trouble. (Gene police!
You-out of the pool!)
I went to college for a year, but I doubt my experience is too relevant. All
I got out of it was the loss of the one person I truly cared for to a campus
race-riot, and a one-way trip into the Shadows.
Still, Chem 107 occasionally comes in handy, when a FireStorm would be
'insufficiently subtle'. ('Chemistry for the non-science major'. They shoulda
called it 'Chemistry for future terrorists'.)]<<<<<
Cat Dancing <20:44:40/3-29-54>
Message no. 2
From: "Weird Thoughts Inc." <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1993 10:34:44 -0500
>>>>>[ Thanks for the welcome PH and yes that was Herr Doom, I heard
'Ride of the Valkeries' two nodes down. Sheesh. *grin*
*****Encrypt HotFootFeline1.0*****
Hey, CD, think about taking that job o'er in Harlech since
we're headed that way. Be better than last time I was in don't see much when your in a coffin or when
ol' Max is driving her hearse around. *shudder* I can bring
a few members of the crew and I know someone willing to let
us use his Lear Platinum to get there. Just a thought. Oh,
BTW, T.C. asks "Who watches the Watchers?"]<<<<<
-Harlequin <That I'm here and now I'm gone>
Message no. 3
From: "Weird Thoughts Inc." <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1993 17:05:52 -0500
>>>>>[Well, it's good to see you again DOA, so to speak.
BTW, what does IBA stand for? I been around? *snicker*
Not all the good ones are married or gay, some have been
taken...we just haven't had the proper ceremonies yet.
Besides, who needs *****Encrypt Lockout T.C.****** relationships
*****Unencrypt Lockout T.C.***** when you can have friends.
An expensive commodity in the world we live (Spade get OUT of
my 'Frigde!) but well worth the time and trouble.
Hey CD, well if that ain't gonna work I still wanna come, but
we can't have me mentors plane. Oh, your encrypts are slipping
or T.C.'s better (gah! a shaman with a turtle) than I remember.
Live you life well.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <the Paranoid>

>>>>>>[Cat's Dancing you SLIME! If I ever get my hands on
you...well, Raccoons are VERY good with their hands. But
I just had a better idea...]<<<<<
-Hard-to-Catch <Watch the Watchers>
Message no. 4
From: "Weird Thoughts Inc." <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1993 00:47:21 -0500
>>>>>[ Enjoy the vacation. Don't raz any buildings
and don't forget the Shakespear theaters over there.
And try not to make the news *snicker*]<<<<<
-Harlequin <Balding cat *snicker*>

>>>>>[ I never claimed to be Blackwing. Wet work isn't my
style unless its abosultely nessicary. Now how cO*)97779
-link terminated

>>>>>[Stupid fragger never learns. I HATE turtles in the
Matrix. Oh, and try to keep this new friend of yours
alive, Cat. BTW, is his name George? *innocent snicker*]<<<<<
-Harlequin <Never learns/Hates Greenies>
Message no. 5
From: Cysgod ac dwr melys <MHILLIARD@******.BITNET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1993 02:01:20 -0500
>>>>>[Okay, Harlie m'lad, lissen up. Just because *SHE* told you about me
shaving my-never mind-doesn't mean you get to broadcast it ALL OVER THE
FRAGGIN' NET!!!!!!!!! You think those vrondi your BABE conjured were a
neat trick, wait 'till you see what I sent to tap on YOUR shoulder!! Just
remember, when it comes for you in the middle of the night, remember who
sent it!]<<<<<
-- Cat Dancing <02:00:01/08-30-54>

>>>>>[And no, clot-head, his name isn't George.]<<<<<
-- Cat Dancing <02:00:03/08-30-54>
Message no. 6
From: "Weird Thoughts Inc." <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1993 13:50:15 -0500
>>>>>[Nex, sorry about what happened to you at the party.
Gossymer isn't programed to detect some minor chemical
substances we use around the house (DMSO, HYPER). I'll
be rectifing that problem shortly. Seems I owe you one.
AJ, null persp. Sometimes you just have to redecorate.
As for that favor, I'll get back to you sooner or later.
Well back to work.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <What a bash>
-Gossymer *Sir? There is one left under Spades chair.*

>>>>>[T.C., Sabre, can you get that to subthree garage?
EOD duty.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <One more grenade and I'll scream>

>>>>>[No prob, no charge bro.]<<<<<
-Sabre <Edgelike, crtsyo'H>

>>>>>[Um, boss? I figured a way to deal with the idiot crasher.
If, of course, AJ is willing to turn him over to me.]<<<<<
-Styx <TYR Sec, crtsyo' H>

>>>>>[No! Nothing of the sort. Besides, we're still
looking for Mr. Martin. Aka Sly. Then you can have
that distiction.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <Run AWAY!>
Message no. 7
From: "Weird Thoughts Inc." <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1993 23:52:38 -0500
>>>>[ Sorry for snapping. Good friends are hard to
come by. Especially in this day and age.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <Rough day/night/life/week>
Message no. 8
From: Something wicked this way comes <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1993 11:01:49 -0500
>>>>>[Gee. I hate being forgetful. Someone
out there thought some of us are going to do
an extraction on a *ahem* heartfelt person.
Wrong-o. We're under his orders to be some-
where. And that is where we are going to be.]<<<<<<
-Sabre <11:06:12/11-17-54>
Message no. 9
From: Something wicked this way comes <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1993 21:30:35 -0500
>>>>>[Um. Check him again Wizard. He should already
have some biowear added. I was informed at the hospital
in Detroit that they had discovered additional cranial
tissue when they first had him checked when admitted.
Something like a lvl 2 cereb. boost. I think this is
what may have caused his accident. I keep trying to
check but I run into dead ends. Literally and figuratively.
I'm just a little annoyed at it.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <Oh Hellfire>
Message no. 10
From: Something wicked this way comes <MKNABUSCH@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 11:58:17 -0500
>>>>>[Hello Styx. Well. It hit the fan. And me.
*ouch* I hate bullets in the shoulders. I'm alright.
Don't tell T.C. or my bro. They'll worry to much. I
do need a favor. I need you to mail me some equip.
Right. Mail. Use the corp account. This is going to
be a doozy. I need Capt. Moonlight. Ready to go...loads
and all. I need several of my guns. I trust you to know
which ones. I have my sabre with me. This is *EXPRESS*.
I need them yesterday.]<<<<<

-Sabre <11:52:37/07-DEC-54>

>>>>>[Establishing Tyr Sec. Corp Emergency Protocal level one.
Message recieved Sabre. They'll be out on the next shipment.
Are you positive about not wishing to inform the boss? Might
be wise. Any support you need? Other than the stated? Personel?
That package cost quite a dear.]<<<<<
-Styx <Memories are NOT forever>

>>>>>[Acknowledged. Level one protocal. Repeat, do not tell bro., or
T.C. They have other problems. I'll be there to receive shipment.
I know the costs. No personel. Loss of one is acceptable. Loss of
large numbers is not. TNO has declared us to be terrorists. I'll
get back in touch.]<<<<<
-Sabre <11:59:54/07-DEC-54>

>>>>>[Sis, that was stupid. Who gave you those encrypts?
Don't you think I know the decrypts? *sheesh* Gotta learn
if you want to hide it from me. I understand what your saying.
Will be there if neccessary. Do *NOT* hesitate to call for back
up. Hopefully you'll be long gone before you need to. Balance
the scales and fade.]<<<<<
-Harlequin <Hmmm, TNO is nice this time of year>
Message no. 11
From: Misty's Witch Brigade! <MHILLIARD@******.BITNET>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1993 02:48:37 -0500
>>>>>[I know Harlequin gave you the decryption key for this, Sabre.
Forward it to STREETWOLF and Val.
We're changing course. The place I was taking us to is crawling with TRC.
I think Ulster is the place to head for-the Danaan Families have less
influence there, thanks to the damned British.
I've also receved some very disturbing news that may mean I'll have to
leave the group. I'll keep you informed.]<<<<<
-- Cat Dancing <07:41:25/10-DEC-2054>

>>>>>[Duster (Or whoever's piloting the Whale): Change of plans. Swing
to Ulster.]<<<<<
-- Cat Dancing <07:42:03/10-DEC-2054>

>>>>>[Conal, Annerch! Ar gwaellych llongifarchiad-Each do Standing Stones?
Go uaghnais uchel mor?
-- Cat Dancing <07:45:51/10-DEC-2054>
Message no. 12
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 1994 12:59:30 -0600
***** PRIVATE: Irish
>>>>>[There is something REALLY big going on down in Atzlan and a
lot of people hav ebeen mobilized into that area. Bigtime stuff
and really large weapons and magical support. I hear there are
doing a lot of hiring down in that area.
+++++ Encryption: On

Sorry for the misdirection. From what I have heard someone at the top
is doing a very bad thing. I had originally suspected that Lofwyr was
the one initiating all of it but I am not entirely sure anymore. Have
you been watching the news? There was some big mucky-muck meeting
with the PRESIDENTS / CEO's of ALL of the big eight.

That along with maxim and their "recalls" has me worried. I have
used a lot of maxim equipment and its not bad at all. Someone is doing
something and the worm is in on it. I dont know about the others.

I have a great fear that Maxim is being set up to be the scape goat. They
have been moving up the ladder very quickly these last few months and
their stock, despite some internal problems, has been pretty darned
stable. Its moved upward in leaps and bounds since I first started taking
an interest in them. Last night, however, I dumped all of my stock in
them. Its not safe anymore until this all blows over.

When was the last time you have seen ALL of the eight go on high security?
I cant even gain access to my research back in the pyramid.

+++++ Encryption: Off

I would go down there, I did get an offer, but I have some other things in
the air in Denver. ]<<<<<

-- Kor <18:42:58 / 11-04-55>
Message no. 13
From: Griffyn <mark@********.IP.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 1995 12:09:06 GMT-0500
>>>>>[ Party Pooper. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn < 17:08:03/2-03-56 >
Message no. 14
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 10:54:21 -0600
***** PRIVATE: GoD
>>>>>[That was pretty sly there, GoD. I fell right into it. Didnt notice
a thing. You need to be a little more specific about what you are looking for.

Over the past 10 years I have been collecting books and tomes of even the
most inane magical theories. Most would be surprised at how close some of
the more primitive cultures were to obtaining magic...too bad it just
wasnt available to them.

Life Sparks -- Aura magic? Seems kinda Pseudo-New Age stuff. You might
take a look at some of the books from the 1970's-1990's or so. Lots of
information about chakras, ki, channeling. Once you get past all the self-help
drippy-hoop information you will find yourself with a better understanding to
work from.

Magic is all in the visualization. Simple.

Something else I dont usually let out but, you might wish to find archived
versions of old children's games. Back in 1970 or 1975 there was a company
that created a game called Dungeons and Dragons (which spawned of a host of
other such games and rules). It was played by children sitting around a
table with dice, pencils, and paper...and a lot of imagination. Pretty
simple stuff actually but what I want to point your attention to is that
they have a class called a magic-user and a set of spells and descriptions
of the effects of those spells. I freely admit that my imagination isnt
up to par so I use those for inspiration for spells. Not much in the way
of aura magic but definitely a must for any combat-oriented mage.

I have a decent hermetic library and some shamanic things hidden away. If
you need access to them I can do that. Just give me the scoop.]<<<<<
-- Kor <16:44:34 / 02-10-56>
Message no. 15
From: "Robert A. Rodriguez" <rod@********.USMC.MIL>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 12:52:01 EST
>>>>>[what ever do you mean Kor??? hehehe, Thanks for the info, Well I
know if you've hear<read> there's a runner named abdiel, has a chummer who
has no "aura", but he's still walking about, breathin'!.. now unless somebody
has come up with a way to completely hide someones aura, this guy should be
dead. I din't Think the body could function with out an aura. Like I was
tellin' Abdiel, from the little info I have, I came up on "life sparks" funny
name but real powerfull stuff. It's Blood magic for sure, real potent,
performed by only the most powerfull of wizards (the passage actually says
druids, so I'm tempted to say it's druidic, but I wont). In the few passages
I came upon, it explains that they are basically your emotions, Memories,
experiences(good/bad) and how the entrapment of these sparks bind a person to
whom ever possesses them. I want to figure out how to undo it, and pass the
info to Abdiel. Think you can help me out?]<<<<<

-- GoD < 12:52 / 02-10-56 >
Message no. 16
From: "Brian E. Angliss" <ANGLISS@***.PSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 13:33:02 -0500
>>>>>[Be careful, GoD. While I am not ashamed of my druidic background and
knowledge, there are those who would rather the world not know that the
original druids practiced blood magic, and that there are those who do so
even now. But there are also others who use the taking of life and the
causing of pain to power their magic in other ways. I suspect certain
southern american and oriental traditions, but have little knowledge in these
areas myself. Just be aware that there will undoubtedly be those who will
kill you rather than let you become aware of thier actions or
-- Velentine <13:33:37/02-10-56>
Message no. 17
From: Geoffrey Gerrietts <Siothrun@***.COM>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 14:36:57 -0500
>>>>>[Due to an astounding amount of interest, I now am free to announce
**Jolly Roger's SHADOWSITTING SERVICE** You going out at to shoot at some
folks that might shoot back? Maybe being chased by something that outweighs a
Mack truck? Need someone to watch the kids? Call Jolly Roger's SHADOWSITTING
SERVICE. We are the only service known to man who puts a real-life houngar of
the Samedi sect between possible predators and your precocious offspring.
Only 500 nuyen a day gets you all this, plus training in the arcane arts for
those who can use it, and maybe a little riflery practice for those who can't
(depending on whether the neighbors are home), plus a real Matrix connection
so Squirt & Dribble can watch the video logs as they get uploaded.
Make your appointments today!]<<<<<
-- Jolly Roger <11:39:56 / 02-10-56>

*****PRIVATE: Shekhinah
>>>>>[Where you at, woman? What happened to the note explaining these
visions. And what you tryin' to prove with those bozos? Then again, I haven't
heard from them in a while...]<<<<<
-- Jolly Roger <11:40:32 / 02-10-56>
Message no. 18
From: Nightfox <DJWA@******.UCC.NAU.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 1995 17:16:05 -0700
>>>>>[ Jolly Roger's ShadowSitting Service?

Sugar, get ah life.]<<<<<
-- Circuit Breaker <South'rn Belle>
Message no. 19
From: "Thomas W. Craig" <Craigtw1@***.COM>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 1995 23:52:14 -0500
*****NOT TO: Interpol and FBI agents, Lone Star Operatives, and Knight Errant
>>>>>[Those of you, who were involved in the Rescue of AJ with myself and
Shadow, seem to have forgotten that we are STILL wanted by Interpol; and that
Interpol has most likely been watching this board for posts by us. If you
wish to end up in jail...that is fine, but I am actually amazed that none of
you have been arrested...yet. Shadow and I are not stupid enough to post
without an encryption, and we will not post for a while except when
necessary. I suggest the rest of you do the same.]<<<<<
--Buzz (The one the only...Human Bee in the Matrix)
Message no. 20
From: Geoffrey Gerrietts <Siothrun@***.COM>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 03:30:24 -0500
>>>>>[Well now, sounds a bit hostile fer some lady with her chips in the
all the time, don't it? Can't tell me ya wouldn't mind collectin' 500 nuyen
to squat in front o' the trid and maybe teach some li'l rugrat how to log
into public databases, now wooja? I'd hafta guess it beats the livin'
horseflop outta starin' at the oven all day...]<<<<<
-- Jolly Roger (00:29:21 / 02-12-56)
Message no. 21
From: Erik S Jameson <esj@***.UUG.ARIZONA.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 22:24:57 -0700
>>>>>[Oh shit!!! Kor, Spellslinger, I ;lifh43o8uingbf908dzrsheg


--the Whistler<22:26:32/2-17-56>
Message no. 22
From: The GREAT Cornholio <mruane@***********.HACKS.ARIZONA.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 1995 21:00:26 -0700
>>>>>[Whistler? C'mon, don't do this to me. I haven't got time for your
silly little games. I've got to spend the next two weeks cruising the
metaplanes and expanding my mind.]<<<<<
-- Spellslinger (21:00:34/2-19-55)

>>>>>[And he's got to spend the next 8 hours in bed with
-- Wyrm Woman (21:04:56/2-19-55)

-- Spellslinger (21:05:12/2-19-55)
Message no. 23
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 14:21:36 -0600
>>>>>[Hey, just as long as you dont go ballistic on me for commenting on
the old man's ass Ill be happy. You should take it as a compliment on your
choice of men. He's a good find.]<<<<<
-- Trixie <20:18:56 / 02-23-56>

***** PRIVATE: Freddy Frypp
>>>>>[You never said you had a woman who might be listening in. That wasnt
very nice of you. You should wear a ring or something.

Jesus, its not even safe to flirt these days]<<<<<
-- Trixie <20:18:59 / 02-23-56>
Message no. 24
From: Gian-Paolo Musumeci <musumeci@***.LIS.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 14:33:39 -0600
***** Private: Trixie
>>>>>[Hey, it's not my fault if Karen reads over my shoulder.

And I do wear a ring on the ring finger of my left hand, in case you didn't
notice. That's because I'm married.]<<<<<
-- Christopher Tarleton <Dark/Angel>
Message no. 25
From: Neuron Basher <mark@********.IP.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 16:53:09 GMT-0500
***** PRIVATE: Trixie
>>>>>[ Hey, meet me at the safe-house in about an hour or so. I have to go
pick up some gear from my stash then I'm going to do some serious digging
into this woman that Kor was seen with. I'm kicking off a smart frame
right now to search through the Tir newsnet for anything matching the
description of our mysterious lady. I'm planning on digging into some
Tir government databases as well, but I think I'd better wait for you
so I'll have someone to pull the plug if this turns to drek on me.

+++++ Initiate Smart Frame: NewsCrawler
+++++ Activate module: Graphic Match
+++++ Search Target: kor_woman.gfx

Okay, that's done. I'll see you in a little while. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher < 21:46:23/3-23-56 >
Message no. 26
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 15:11:33 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Freddy Frypp
>>>>>[I was THIS close to uploading you the live version of that concert
alas, pity stayed my hand. Pity I wasnt near my machine at home.

I'd bet that would go over pretty well. Simulations of old concerts. If we
can get the footage, we could prolly work something up to give people like
Trixie the thrill of "having been there".

But thats not why I am sending you this --

Communications gear for 12 man team. Real Corp grade stuff if you can swing
it. Two mobile base units and drones for tight beam bounces. I am going to
need something that will not be easily shut down by some kid with a
RadioShack special.

Weapons -- I use a Steyer in SMG configuration. Ill need at least one of
those with compressed wood rounds, maybe some apds if you can find it but
I dont think its all that important. Maybe you can set me up with
some Ak's or something. Completely disposable.

If you CAN swing vehicles that would be excellent.

You've seen the armor I wear when Im feeling paranoid, right? I could use
something close to that. Why should I advertise that Im a mage by
not wearing combat armor? Thats not bright. I think I can get the helmet
into Japan without problems but I wont be able to get the armor in.

If I got the armor to you do you think you could get it in or find me something
at least close that I could use there? The helmet is the most important part
in that it has the MilSpec communications suite and the recording

Im sure there are going to be other things I might need -- feel free to
add things in as you see fit.]<<<<<
-- Kor <19:25:37 / 04-25-56>
Message no. 27
From: Freddy Frypp <JAMES-CUENO@*********.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 15:57:42 CST
***** Private: Kor
>>>>>[You can't believe how unbelieveably happy I am to hear that you
couldn't upload it. That music grates unbelieveably on my system.
Do you believe that I really don't like it?

Anyway, corpspec coms for two squads of six and tight-ass bouncers,
null sweat. The Steyer might give me problems, I know I can get you
all Jap gubment-issue equipment, other makes might be tough.
Model 100s be all right? I might be able to scare up some
Italian carbines, they're still bein' produced under license in
Singapore... We've got some 100s around here if you want to try one
out up on the range.

Vehicles? Heh. Maybe I should ask you what rank you want in the
Imperial Marines. I might be able to finagle some ident papers for
you. 'Course yer kinda big for a Jap, but the Marines do get that
way. Hmmm.... the Amerind edges might actually help..... Maybe a
little mystic tweaking? Nothing major, just a little blurring maybe,
a little nose and cheek job.... How's your Japanese?

If you promise not to ask how it gets there, I can probably sneak the
armor in.

It's times like this when bein' militarily occupied can
actually be helpful.]<<<<<
-- Freddy Frypp (16:00:12 / 04-25-56)
Frypp Security, Inc. (CFSM Uplink #5150)
Message no. 28
From: Griffyn <mark@********.IP.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 17:36:26 EDT
***** PRIVATE: Freddy Frypp, GoD
>>>>>[ One word boss: No. Besides, I wouldn't trust old Brimmy as far as
I can throw him, even if he were bound. Not a good idea. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn < 22:35:03/5-03-56 >
Message no. 29
From: Freddy Frypp <JAMES-CUENO@*********.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 09:21:02 CST
***** Private: GoD, Griffyn
>>>>>[Plbthpt. You guys just aren't any fun anymore. C'mon, having
somebody else's ally kicking the hell outta your enemies. How hard
can he be to control, if you've got your head screwed on
-- Freddy Frypp (09:22:33 / 05-04-56)
Frypp Security, Inc. (CFSM Uplink #5150)
Message no. 30
From: Griffyn <mark@********.IP.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 11:25:44 EDT
***** PRIVATE: Freddy Frypp, GoD
>>>>>[ *sigh* It'd almost be worth it to get to watch you try to control
old flame-head, but my answer still remains. No. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn < 16:25:04/5-04-56 >
Message no. 31
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 15:28:15 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Neuron Basher
>>>>>[Just like a hacker. Spending your time on-line when you have
someone waiting for you at home. I knew I would find you lurking around
this node. I have a surprise for you.]<<<<<
-- Trixie <20:27:22 / 05-25-56>
Message no. 32
From: Neuron Basher <mark@********.IP.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 09:42:41 -0400
***** PRIVATE: Trixie
>>>>>[ Hi. *grin* ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher < 5:42:08/6-08-56 >
Message no. 33
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 1995 02:16:14 -0500
***** PRIVATE: GoD
>>>>>[This is the easy part -- we are being paid 15k a week for
our training. When it comes right down to it, we are covering 1/2 our
expenses for KE's personel by doing this gig. In the long run, we should
get some press out of this and hopefully a ton useful contacts.

Remember to keep your eyes and ears open.]<<<<<
-- Kor <07:13:46 / 07-09-56>
Message no. 34
From: Neuron Basher <mark@********.IP.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 13:58:45 EDT
***** PRIVATE: Kor
>>>>>[ Okay, I'll have the deck taken care of. Most likely it'll be a
software/hardware combination. I could do it myself, but I'm kinda busy,
so I'll just make sure that it meets my approval before you get it.

As far as Scourge is concerned, I'm on it. I'll send out a couple of
frames too look back through my Shadowland logs and other data sources
for Ratspeak, and see what that comes up with, since I can do that without
taking much time away from the Scourge search.

Oh, yeah, you and I are going to have a talk soon. What the frag do you think
you're doing putting Tris in danger like this? You know she'll do anything
for you, so there's no way she was going to say no when you asked for her
help. She doesn't not have enough experience in combat decking to be following
me through some of the systems that I've had to run against lately. That Ares
system would take her apart! I'm going to try and keep her out of danger,
but you know how impulsive she can be some times. (You don't necessarily
have to tell her that I said any of this, by the way.) ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher < 18:46:16/8-16-56 >

***** PRIVATE: Trixie
>>>>>[ Hey hon, Jas tells me that you're going to be helping me out with
the search for his friend. Here's what I'd like you to do to start:
1) Look through the frame that I have at >>encrypted<< and modify it to
do some research on Scourge in general. We're looking for anything that
might lead us to who grabbed him. 2) Meet me at >>encrypted<< for dinner.
We haven't had nearly enough time together since I started on this for
Jason.. :) See you later. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher < 18:53:29/8-16-56 >
Message no. 35
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 14:50:00 -0500
>>>>>[That could be painful, my friend. Please don't.]<<<<<
-- Kor <19:14:52 / 10-09-56>

***** PRIVATE: Ratspeak
>>>>>[+++++ nY transfer

How are things coming with your projects? I'd like to be kept somewhat
up to date on those.]<<<<<
-- Kor <19:14:59 / 10-09-56>
Message no. 36
From: Mike Goldberg <michael.goldberg@*******.COM>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 20:28:14 MST
>>>>>[ Yeah, whatever Kor. Seriously though my work on several fronts has
been limited due to a nasty bout with the common cold. (Or maybe it is the
flu?) At any rate, I have slowed down my collective works so that I can
get better. Have no fear though, for I WILL find what I'm looking for!
-- Ratspeak <20:27:12/10-09-56>
Message no. 37
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 12:01:59 -0400
***** PRIVATE: Bull
>>>>>[ Your job offer sounds interesting. Are you in need of another Wolf
Shaman for support? ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <12:00:32/10-16-57>

***** PRIVATE: Valentine
>>>>>[ Hello, Val. I'm back in the area for a few days and I was wondering
if it would be okay for me to come to Haven for a couple of days and visit
some of my old friends. ]<<<<<
-- Kenneth Donaldson <12:04:58/10-16-57>
Message no. 38
From: Brian Angliss <angliss@*****.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 10:42:50 -0600
*****PRIVATE: Kenneth Donaldson
>>>>>[Of course, Kenneth! Feel free to stop by.]<<<<<
-- Valentine <10:41:54/10-16-57>
Message no. 39
From: Steven Ratkovich <chaos@*****.COM>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 01:09:06 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Nomad
>>>>>>[A little amgical support would be lovely, Nomad. Contact Canis
have his decker Orion add you to the private mailer. They can set you up
and give you a few more details on the job.]<<<<<
-- Bull <01:01:23/10-17-57>
Message no. 40
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 11:11:24 -0400
***** PRIVATE: Canis
>>>>>[ I was referred to you by Bull. He suggested that I have your
Orion, add me to the private mailer. I look forward to more details about the
mission. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <11:10:56/10-17-57>
Message no. 41
From: Sascha Pabst <Sascha.Pabst@**********.UNI-OLDENBURG.DE>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 18:16:42 +0000
***** PRIVATE: Nomad
>>>>>[ Hi Nomad. Canis told me to contact you. Welcome to the team, will
inform you ASAP what's going on. Right now we are fully busy getting the teams
together to help Bull.

Please send us a short Bio on yourself, what are your specialities, what kinds
of jobs do you do normally, have you any references (you don't mind telling us
*grin*), what are your weaknesses etc. You know, we gotta know you a bit
better to plan accordingly. I suggest we will meet tomorrow at about
>>encrypted<< local time at the cafe >>encrypted<<. Hope to have
your Bio till
then. ]<<<<<
-- Orion <18:07:03/10-17-57>

***** PRIVATE: Invasion_Force.1
>>>>>[ Can someone please tell me some good places to hold meetings? I have
used all bars and cafes i happen to know by now, and i am not too used to this
city. Drek, this Mr Johnson stuff isn't my thing to do :-( ]<<<<<
-- Orion <18:08:33/10-17-57>

***** INTERNAL: Black King
>>>>>[ Sir, we managed to locate two places where the Decker Orion was
physically within the last 24 hours. He seems to be meeting people. Obviously
the opposition is aware we are on their tails and tries to gather more troops.

I suggest we strike as soon as possible. The places used so far are under
drone surveillance, but we don't expect the opposition to return there.
-- Black Pawn <18:08:35/10-17-57>
Member of Matrix Security
Message no. 42
From: A Halliwell <u5a77@**.KEELE.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 20:07:02 +0100
***** PRIVATE: Orion
>>>>>[For a good, runner friendly bar in Seattle, try "The Aedipus
It even has a private room just for these occasions. Just tell the barman
Inferno sent you and he'll let you use it....

Oh! The address is >>encrypted<<. It's not in any
-- Inferno <xx:xx:xx GMT/xx.OCT.57>
Message no. 43
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 16:49:37 -0400
***** PRIVATE: Orion
>>>>>[ A bit about me, huh. Alright. My specialty is combat oriented
I'm a full Wolf Shaman. I won't lie to you, I'm not terribly experienced at
running the shadows, but I've been told that I have a great deal of potential.
Take that as you will. As far as references are concerned, I believe that
Jason Stormwind, a Field Officer with Serenity Security would be willing to
vouch for me. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <16:49:25/10-17-57>
Message no. 44
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 09:34:41 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Bull
>>>>>[ Since I haven't heard back from your group in a while, I'm forced to
withdraw my offer of being part of your team .. other opportunities that are
materializing more quickly have taken precedence. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <09:34:32/10-28-57>
Message no. 45
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 11:13:00 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Flux
>>>>>[ I need your help. Double your normal rate, but I need you to get
ass to the Serenity HQ ASAP. Someone will be waiting for you to bring you
to the safehouse that we're working from. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <11:12:05/10-31-57>

***** PRIVATE: Neuron Basher
>>>>>[ Double? You've got my undivided attention. I'm on the way.
-- Flux <**:**:**/**-**-**>
Message no. 46
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 13:49:23 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Kor, Griffyn, GoD
>>>>>[ Did you two just see that? Gawd, that sounded like Freddy .. it
be just like him to not really be dead .. and to not let anyone know it. Is
this possible? You spellchuckers ever seen anything like what he's babbling
about? ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <terminally/confused>
Message no. 47
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 16:34:15 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Kor
>>>>>[ Hey man .. I've got a run that I'm setting up for right now, and I
some hardware. I was wondering if you might be able to refer me to someone
that can get me some hardware? ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <16:33:43/11-11-57>
Message no. 48
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 11:41:58 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Action Jackson
>>>>>[ I don't really need all that much gear right now .. just a few odds
ends, but I am looking for a contact for the future. Right now, I need the

+++++ include file: gear.list ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <11:41:33/11-15-57>
Message no. 49
From: Brian Angliss <angliss@*****.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 22:33:27 -0700
*****PRIVATE: Nomad
>>>>>[Sorry for the lateness. I've got the first half dozen items already,
>>>>>and I should have most of the rest by the end of next
-- Action Jackson <22:30:46/11-22-57>
Message no. 50
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 10:06:16 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Kor
>>>>>[ My illusions aren't too bad .. I'm generally more directly combat
oriented, but I can hold my own. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <10:04:55/12-11-57>

***** PRIVATE: Neuron Basher
>>>>>[ Hey bro .. I'm in town for the moment at least, you want to grab
dinner tonight? ]<<<<<
-- Kenneth Donaldson <10:08:12/12-11-57>
Message no. 51
From: Mark Imbriaco <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 00:20:28 -0500
***** PRIVATE: T'Shon
>>>>>[ Thanks for the threat.. err.. I mean warning. If I could impose
on you a little more, I'd request that you remind those who might be
considering such a .. rash .. action of the consequences that come with
any attacks against any ShadowLand node. I'm pretty certain that there is
information that Tir officials would rather _not_ see the light of day
would be likely exposed if some sort of attack were made against this node.
That could be most unfortunate. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <!!:!!:!!/!!-!!-!!>

***** INTERNAL: Admin@**********.Seattle.UCAS.NA
>>>>>[ Grumble. I hate jumping through these fragging hoops.

+++++ authorize admin message: A*($UY*FSDFKJ#$
+++++ authorization accepted. thank you.

I recieved the following message from a runner who goes by T'Shon and
is in the know in the Tir. I gave him a not-so-subtle reminder about
what happens when people screw with ShadowLand, but you may want to beef
up the precautions some until this blows over. I'd volunteer to help, but
I'll be occupied elsewhere.

+++++ include message: t'shon.warning
+++++ include message: nb.reply ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <!!:!!:!!/!!-!!-!!>
Message no. 52
From: Urbanus <Urbanus@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 03:19:50 +0000
*****PRIVATE: Shambler
>>>>>[You may feed them whatever you wish, I have no preference.

But remember caution Shambler. I will find you if you betray me or my
mistress, and that is an experience you'll not wish.

Aside from that, you may earn as much money as you think fit and feed
any information you may have in your databanks.

Whatever you give them will be inaccurate anyway. One day we will have
to meet, so that you will finally know who it is you have such profit
from over so many years.]<<<<<
-- Urbanus <03:17:41/12-18-57>
Message no. 53
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 13:15:32 -0500
***** PRIVATE: The Artful Dodger
>>>>>[ I've run down a line on some potential work for us. Here are the

+++++ include:

Does any of the others have any experience in Europe? ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <13:12:01/02-12-57>

***** PRIVATE: Gunner
>>>>>[ I'm part of a 5-person 'team' that usually works together. I'm
forwarding the basic information about the runs to the rest of the group
to see which of the jobs we feel our services can be best utilized. I'll
be back in touch as soon as possible. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <13:15:43/02-12-57>
Message no. 54
From: Mike Goldberg <michael.goldberg@*******.COM>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 11:33:23 MST
***** Private: Nomad
>>>>>[ Just to make sure I don't overbook talent, it would be very useful
for me to know the rundown of your team. The only reason I say this is
that I have had others interested in the jobs as well. If they will add to
your combined skillset then I'll put them in touch with you. If they
don't, then I can possibly use them on the job that you don't take. ]<<<<<
-- Gunner <8:32:40/02-12-58>
Message no. 55
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 14:00:53 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Gunner
>>>>>[ 1 Decker, 1 Physad, 1 Wolf Shaman, 2 Physical Intrusion
We're fairly well rounded as a whole, but there are possible gaps in our skill
sets depending on the specifics of the job. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <14:00:38/02-12-57>
Message no. 56
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 15:50:37 -0500
>>>>>[ Is this thing working? ]<<<<<
-- Flux <**:**:**/**-**-**>
Message no. 57
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 15:04:00 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Lynch, Flux
>>>>>[ Thanks for coming out here when I went down guys .. it means a lot
me. Tangent tells me we're getting close to the bastards who did it.
Apparently the whole thing was an elaborate trap, because we found the client
that they grabbed a couple blocks away from the garage where the bomb went

I can think of a ton of people that I've pissed off enough to want my head
on a stick, so that makes it a little bit tricky to figure out who did it.
No matter what Tangent says, I doubt we'll ever be sure enough about who
was responsible to do anything about it. Oh well, that's the breaks, I
guess. ]<<<<<
-- Imp <15:01:12/03-18-58>

***** INTERNAL: Serenity Security
>>>>>[ Effective Friday, March 21 I will be resuming command of the FRT
Thanks for all the support you all showed while I was out of commission. I
really do appreciate it. ]<<<<<
-- Zachary Turner <15:03:04/03-18-58>
Commander, High-Threat/Fast Response Team
Serenity Security
Message no. 58
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 16:34:21 -0500
>>>>>[ Well, violence erupted in the Barrens last night, as if that's a
surprise to anyone. The weird thing is that when the Star arrived to
check on it, they found four corpses and a whole lot of plastic explosives.
Turns out that the bodies belong to an elite Humanis cell that was planning
some retribution for the people who took out that Thunda guy. They got
what's coming to 'em if you ask me.

Now I bet you're wondering how I know all this, huh? Well this video
feed popped into my mailbox this morning along with the info above. I
don't know who sent it, but I think he deserves a fraggin' medal.

+++++ begin video feed:

The video begins with a view of a more run-down than average street, somewhere
in the barrens. It's very dark, and most of the streetlights have been out
for years. As the view turns into an dark alley low-light systems kick in
and the view approaches the side door to one of the battered tenements that
could be seen from the street.

Suddenly a smartlink targeting reticle appears along with a large amount
of telemetry data. A voice can be heard softly in the background saying
wryly "Let's see if I've still got it."

With that the scene explodes into a blur of movement, right hand coming up
with a silenced Colt Manhunter as the right foot connects with the door sending
it slamming open. Swinging right the figure fires a round into the head of
a young ma with a shaved head and a schwastika tattooed on his arm. Catching
movement to the left, the view careens to the floor as the assailant launches
into a diving roll on his right shoulder, coming up with a combat grip on
the Manhunter, and two targets in his field. Whap, whap. Two rounds
leave the gun, taking the first in the center of his chest, and the second
between his eyes.

Cautiously the view begins to rise and check on the 3 bodies, verifying
that they are indeed dead. Movement to the right causes the view to lurch
suddenly as the Manhunter whips around and the reticle centers on a young
woman. The as the Manhunter starts to lower the woman brings an Ares
Predator and the scene seems to move in slow motion as the view dives
to the left a flash can be seen from the womans direction and the
Manhunter comes up firing, the woman's chest erupting as the rounds

+++++ end video feed

Oh, almost forgot. The Star found a note on site telling them all the
information above, and where to find about a half dozen more corpses who
were working with these guys. Whoever was behind all this was very
efficient, and left no forensic evidence whatsoever. ]<<<<<
-- TridJockey <16:22:39/04-01-58>
Message no. 59
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 00:36:56 +0100
*****PRIVATE: Imp
>>>>>[Zach, I'd say you certainly still had it.

Nice work, thanks.]<<<<<
-- Lilith <00:36:51/04-02-58>
Message no. 60
From: Mark Imbriaco <mark@******.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 22:14:28 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Lilith
>>>>>[ *chuckle* Good guess. Was it that obvious? It's funny how much
getting blown up can really make you bloodthirsty .. worst part of it
was that the woman I took out at the end was the client that hired us
for protection. The whole damned thing was a setup designed to pay
Serenity back for the help that we did to put Thunda away.

You and Jason take care, it looks like the Humanis thugs want to hold a
grudge about that whole thing ... and don't be surprised to see more
reports of very dead Humanis members over the next few weeks. I'm
getting sick and tired of the racist scumbags, and it's time for me to
do something about some of them. I can't save the world, but I can take
out quite a few of the sonsofbitches. ]<<<<<
-- Imp <22:01:45/04-01-58>

***** INTERNAL: Serenity Security -- Department Heads
>>>>>[ Turns out that the woman on that trid sent out by TridJockey was
the woman that we were hired to protect when I got blown up. We were set
up in a big way, and I don't like it one bit.

Kev, I want you to get your folks on full background checks on all of the
clients that we've taken on since the Thunda incident. I know, I know,
it's a whole lot of work, but it's better than having more dead officers.

FYI, the Alpha team of the FRT unit is fully fielded and the new facility
is 100% operational. Bravo team started working together yesterday, and
so far things are going well. I estimate 8 weeks to bring them completely
online. I wanted to thank everyone for all the help they gave my team
while I was down .. I really appreciate it. ]<<<<<
-- Zachary Turner <22:12:23/04-01-58>
Field Officer -- FRT
Serenity Security
Message no. 61
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 16:30:53 -0500
>>>>>[ What, is everyone out there actually _working_ or something? Jeez..
this place is DEAD. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <16:27:14/04-03-58>
Message no. 62
From: Chuck McKenzie <kilroy@**.WISC.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 15:42:57 -0600
>>>>>[Of course it's not dead. Some of us just don't feel like we have to
talk constantly.]<<<<<
-- Jen & Gabe <15:42:34/04-04-58>
Message no. 63
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 22:05:14 +0100
*****PRIVATE: Imp
>>>>>[Lucky guess, Zach, just a lucky guess, the timing was right plus I
thought I recognised the style.

If Serenity's catching flak for helping us, then we'll help you back.
Directly if necessary. Plus, Easy may be back in town fairly soon, and
if you think you can work with her she'd just love a chance to hone her
skills on some Humanis "active service units".

Amazing the jargon people choose to avoid the word
-- Lilith <22:04:34/04-03-58>
Message no. 64
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 00:07:28 +0100
*****PRIVATE: Neuron Basher
>>>>>[Yeah, working, in a maze of disinformation, seeking corruption at
the highest levels, flying halfway round the world and back in forty-
eight hours, yadda yadda yadda...

Do me a favour, okay? Do some _discreet_ asking around.

Two to ten nuclear weapons, refurbished right here and pretty recently.
I'd like to know whose they are and, even better, _where_ they are.

And a New York fixer known only as "Emma". Ditto there.

I need discretion and quiet, and I don't want a friend hurt - Trixie
would never let me live it down. I can let you have >>encrypted<< of
taxpayers' money for your trouble, though.]<<<<<
-- Lynch <00:07:35/04-04-58>
Message no. 65
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 11:55:08 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Lynch
>>>>>[ Wait a tic here .. you're asking for discretion from someone with
"Basher" in his nym? What are you think*S$:B

+++++ system interrupt: Persona-A2

That's enough, Tris. Don't worry, Jason .. we've been working on a tandem
decking system based around .. aww, I won't bore you with the details. Anyhow,
suffice it to say that Trixie is looking over my shoulder so to speak and she's
working on her comedy act.

+++++ system interrupt: Persona-A1

Am not!

+++++ system interrupt: Persona-A2

Are too!

+++++ system interrupt: Persona-A1

Am no*@*&#

+++++ system interrupt: Persona-A2
+++++ persona lock engaged

There. Sorry about that ... she's a little bit playful today. Anyhow I'll ask
a few questions around and see what I can dig up. I'll see what I can do and
get back to you soonest.

+++++ persona lock disengaged ]<<<<<
-- TrixBasher <11:06:12/04-04-58>
Message no. 66
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 11:54:33 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Lilith
>>>>>[ It's nothing that we can't handle for the moment, but I'll
give Easy a call when she gets back into town. This isn't directly Serenity
sanctioned at the moment, but there's a _whole_ lot of anger over the death
of one of our officers. Funny, we don't take it very well when people start
killing our men.

For right now, I think I've got everything fairly under control, and I know
that you and Jason have a whole lot of other things on your minds right now if
way that Alex has been acting the past week or so is any indication.

"Active Service Units" .. hadn't heard that one, but you're right. People will
go to great lengths to put things into a better light. ]<<<<<
-- Imp <10:39:12/04-04-58>
Message no. 67
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 23:18:09 +0100
*****PRIVATE: Imp
>>>>>[Okay, take care and have fun. Easy may be a little while yet: you
might want to wait for her to get back if you can, I get the impression
she feels she owes Serenity a favour or two, and this is a good way for
her to pay those back.

And you're right, people say a great many things to justify their
position. Ever heard of irregular nouns?

_I_ am a heroic freedom fighter battling against oppression for a just
and true cause.

_You_ are a guerilla.

_He_ is a psychopathic terrorist fighting for an evil and depraved
minority movement.

It's older than history, Zach, sad to say, and sometimes it's hard to
know where you stand.

Unless you're a leopard, in which case the answer is "on the ground"
-- Lilith <23:16:32/04-04-58>
Message no. 68
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 15:04:33 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Jason R. Stormwind
>>>>>[ I finally know why you went to all of the trouble to get Colleen
back .. I think I've found someone I could feel that way about. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <15:04:23/10-30-58>
Message no. 69
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 16:04:43 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Jason R. Stormwind
>>>>>[ We are a little bit past the 'chatting up' stage, Jason. Besides,
Jason Lynch knows full well that we are both shapeshifters, and I'd bet
money that he had a fairly good idea what would happen if he sent Stephanie
bee-bopping on in to help when I was involved. If he didn't, Lilith did.
Besides, Stephanie is far more of a problem than Jason is -- I'd like to
think that Jason and I are good enough friends that he would approve. Oh,
nice try on the scare tactics, btw .. you know how stubborn I can be though
so I guess I'm just going to have to ignore your advice on this one. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <15:51:54/10-30-58>
Message no. 70
From: Mark Imbriaco <mark@**********.COM>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 22:29:02 -0800
***** PRIVATE: Nomad
>>>>>[ Are you and your team available for a run in the Seattle area? I
need to do a B/E on a target that I suspect is responsible for the damage
done to the farm of one of Serenity's clients that you may have seen
mentioned in the past few days on Shadowland. This is totally unofficial,
and I'll be paying you personally. Oh, and you'll have a hitch-hiker or
two along for the ride. Myself and possibly a rigger or some drones.
The run pays >>encrypted<<, and here's a prelim target assessment.
-- Griffyn <22:18:43/11-11-58>

***** PRIVATE: Trax
>>>>>[ I'm putting together a team to run against the contractors who put
in the irrigation system for Easy's farm. I did a target assessment
tonight and had NB run some background on them. Something is seriously
not kosher. Their system is clean, and I mean clean spell _sterile._
The place is a damned armed camp. It is _not_ going to be an easy run,
but I'm putting together the team and I'd feel a whole lot better with
you driving. The run pays >>encrypted<<, and here's a prelim target
assessment. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <22:23:10/11-11-58>

***** PRIVATE: Griffyn
>>>>>[ Count us in. Contact me at >>encrypted<< with the meet
and we'll come in for the briefing. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <22:28:12/11-11-58>
Message no. 71
From: Mark Imbriaco <mark@**********.COM>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 18:30:42 -0800
***** PRIVATE: Icepick
>>>>>[ I have it on good authority that you are hiring for a penetration
of Serenity Security assets. I will not tolerate attempted breaches of
our security. Do not test my patience. I have been asked to withdraw my
termination order against you and have decided to give you a chance to
reconsider the attack. Please do. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <18:29:23/11-11-58>

***** PRIVATE: Navaah
>>>>>[ Call off your dogs. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <18:31:14/11-11-58>
Message no. 72
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <perlhacker@*********.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 13:13:32 -0800
***** PRIVATE: Twitch
>>>>>[ You're on. I'll be there. Word is that you iced Easy, and I take=
a bit personally. It'll be a pleasure killing your ass. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <13:13:55/12-24-58>
Message no. 73
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 20:35:45 +0000
*****PRIVATE: Griffyn
>>>>>[I'll be waiting. Why would you take it personally that someone
died? It's not as if it hasn't happened before. Oh well, if you really
must come and kill me, feel free.

One thing though, I would like an explanation of your motives and
reasoning. They don't make any sense.]<<<<<
-- Twitch <20:34:22/12-24-58>

*****PRIVATE: Ein_Schuss
>>>>>[I will be occupied for a little while. Someone wants to come and
play with me. See you later.]<<<<<
-- Twitch <20:35:13/12-24-58>
Message no. 74
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <perlhacker@*********.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 1998 16:04:34 -0800
***** PRIVATE: Stephanie
>>>>>[ You busy? I'm at the Eight .. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <16:04:11/01-03-59>
Message no. 75
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <perlhacker@*********.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:15:52 -0400
***** INTERNAL: Serenity Security
>>>>>[ To: Department Heads, FRT Team Leaders

I want all departments and FRT teams on alert status Bravo until further
notice. I for one take these 'Children of Thunda' seriously -- we have
an obligation to your clients to do so. ]<<<<<
-- Zachary Turner <02:04:01/04-16-59>
Serenity Security FRT
Message no. 76
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <perlhacker@*********.NET>
Subject: ...
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 20:26:33 -0400
***** PRIVATE: Stephanie
>>>>>[ Meet me. >>encrypted<<. ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <20:25:53/04-28-59>
Message no. 77
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.net>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 09:26:27 -0500 (EST)
>>>>>[ Pat .. anyone .. is Bruce okay? I don't know what happened. He
fighting the guys that attacked us, and then that guy with the gun .. I was
afraid .. I was afraid I was going to lose another friend. I felt something
kinda snap .. or .. I don't know how to describe it. The last thing I remember
was the bullets bouncing away from Bruce, then I felt so weak and everything
went dark. What happened? ]<<<<<
-- Kenneth Donaldson <09:22:25/04-03-57>

***** PRIVATE: Jason Stormwind
>>>>>[ Jason, is it my imagination, or did he cast a spell to protect that
Asian kid? I didn't think that he had started learning spells yet. Is that
possible? Could he have cast a spell without even knowing _how_ to cast a
spell? I don't know drek about magic.. ]<<<<<
-- Kevin Donaldson <109-24:12/04-03-57>
Message no. 78
From: MooK <*********>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 1996 10:14:37 -0500
>>>>>[Who do you walk with Kenneth? Or should I say who walks withyou? If
you put the fear aside and embrace your experience, you'll
learn to see the world with your awakened eyes. there's so much for
you to learn...]<<<<<
-- GoD <10:23:21/04-03-57>

***** Private: Kor, Gryffin
>>>>>[I would have given anything to be there to see this kid bust his
cherry. question is how does he see the world? is he like you
and me Kor? cursed Mages with the eyes of Shamans?

Any word on the information we collected from the tunnel?]<<<<<
-- GoD <10:25:43/04-03-57>
Message no. 79
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.net>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 10:23:15 -0500 (EST)
>>>>>[ I walk with Wolf. ]<<<<<
-- Kenneth Donaldson <10:19:22/04-03-57>

***** PRIVATE: GoD
>>>>>[ He's a Wolf shaman. He doesn't know much, since he just started
learning. He's NB's little brother, and NB asked me to talk to him. Kid
seems pretty bright, and he's been working with an experienced Wolf shaman
over at Haven. Boy is his teacher gonna be surprised to learn that his
pupil is casting spells already. Well .. it wasn't exactly on purpose,
but we could leave that part out if it. *grin* ]<<<<<
-- Griffyn <10:25:12/04-03-57>
Message no. 80
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.net>
Subject: ...
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 16:57:43 -0400 (EDT)
*****PRIVATE: Valentine
>>>>>[ I wanted to thank you and Doug for all of the help and
that you've given me. It really has helped alot, and I've made a lot of
friends at Haven. Maybe someday I'll be able to come back and do my part
to help with the next group that comes through.

I'll be leaving Haven for a while, and I don't know if I'll ever be back for
more than a visit. I've decided to join a group that will help me to learn
how to use my magic. Please don't think that it has anything to do with Doug's
teachings .. he's been great through everything, I just feel like this is
something that I should do. I'll be leaving Haven sometime next week .. I'm
going to miss all of the friends that I have made there, so do expect me to
be a complete stranger .. I'm sure that I'll be able to visit at least once in
a while.

Thanks again for everything .. and don't worry. I'll not try to get revenge
on those men who attacked Haven. I'm certain that there are enough people
gunning for them that they'll go down on their own without my help. ]<<<<<
-- Kenneth Donaldson <16:55:36/04-11-57>
Message no. 81
From: ANGLISS BRIAN EDWARD <angliss@****.Colorado.EDU>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 11:59:50 -0600 (MDT)
*****PRIVATE: Kenneth Donaldson
>>>>>[May the gods keep you well, Kenneth. I have enjoyed our time
together and you will be missed. Both by myself and the friends you have
made here. I hope your time away from Haven will be far better and
happier than your time here was.

Just a couple of words of advice, if I may. You can take them however
you like, but I offer them as someone who you may someday call a friend.

Don't let yourself grow up too fast, Kenneth. I know you have suffered
greatly recently. Some of it I was around for, some of it your brother
told me when he asked me to take admit you into Haven for a while.
Suffering forces a certain type of maturity on people, Kenneth,
regardless of thier age. By the time I was your age I had been
conscripted into the armed forces and had lost more friends than I care
to remember. I still have nightmares, after all this time.... But it
forced me to grow up far sooner than those educated and aristocratic
children who had the benefit of "good breeding" to keep them out of the
military, or at least place them instantly in the officer's corp. While
we were doomed to die with the ship, the officers were treated to tea as
befitted thier "higher breeding." As you can imagine, I didn't exactly
have a normal childhood.

And you cannot have one either, I'm afraid. You're pain is too great for
that. But don't become an adult before you're old enough to drive.
Explore your youth while you still have the chance. Haven would have
given you that chance, but you feel that the magical group offers more of
what calls to you soul, or perhaps your spirit. Don't let them turn you
into a 16 year old adult, Kenneth. It happens far too easy in these trying
times, and this, as much as anything, is why I started Haven nearly 30
years ago.

Please, Kenneth, take your time. Follow your soul and your spirit. Wolf
will guide you well, but I will pray to the Gods that Wolf's guidance
involves showing you how to be a rambunctious and annoying teenager
before It shows you just ho serious being an adult has to be sometimes.

You will always be welcome here at Haven, Kenneth. Always.

May the Gods keep you well, Kenneth. But more important, take care of
-- Valentine <11:58:07/04-12-57>
Message no. 82
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.net>
Subject: ...
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 13:48:49 -0400 (EDT)
*****PRIVATE: Flux
>>>>>[ I've got the gear that you wanted. What the HELL do you plan on
with this kind of computing power? On second thought, don't tell me. I don't
think I want to know.

When and where do you want it delivered? ]<<<<<
-- Tangent <13:47:37/05-31-57>

*****PRIVATE: Tangent
>>>>>[ Meet me tonight, 2200 at >>encrypted<<.
-- Flux <**:**:**/**-**-**>
Message no. 83
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.net>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 16:43:45 -0400 (EDT)
*****PRIVATE: Jason Stormwind
>>>>>[ I've got the data from the UCAS system, but it's all encrypted.
and I have been running some decrypt utils on it to break through, and we
should have something for you tonight. You wouldn't believe what kind of
hardware he's got stashed away .. un-fragging-believable.

Anyway, I'll let you know as soon as we bust through it. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <16:43:30/08-14-57>
Message no. 84
From: Brian Rogers <rogers@****>
Subject: ...
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 1996 16:34:23 -0500
***** PRIVATE: Easy
>>>>>[I've always just resigned myself to sit and wait while other
gathered the information we needed to do a job. Im more of a point and
click person. The johnson points, I deal with the situation. Doing research
was never really my forte. Take it easy, lay low, and let them come to you
with what you need done.

Wet work, while not exactly what I do, is akin to it. There are very few mages
willing to put their hoops in the air to get shot off. I personally dont
mind being down and dirty with the rest of the point team. Its where I
can keep my skills on edge. Keeps me hard. Having a mage as part of your
recon team or fire/strike team makes a big different a lot of the times. Astral
protection, while a good idea, doesnt cover enough of the bases. I can leap
astral in the span of a heart beat if that is whats called for. Doesnt work
the other way around unless the meat is already there.

As to being in agreement -- Yes. As always, he cannot just say 'Serenity,
please liquidate X'. Its just not the type of thing you want to accidentally
show up at a trial or anything like that. I understand the needs.

I might need to pull a job or so to get the money you need, but consider
your budget to be >>encryted<< for now. There's an account
set up under the name of P. D. Aston at >>encrypted<< 1/2 is there now,
the rest I will have to scrounge for.]<<<<<
-- Kor <21:22:02 / 08-19-57>

>>>>>[Anyone in need of a combat-mage / combat-medic]<<<<<
-- Kor <21:26:59 / 08-19-57>
Message no. 85
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********>
Subject: Re: ...
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 00:03:12 +0100
*****PRIVATE: Kor
>>>>>[Okay, sounds good to me. I can't guarantee speed on this, but I
can do some preliminary checks, start getting a picture: doesn't sound
like we have to go to work tomorrow morning or anything.

Don't worry too much about the money side of things. You, I trust:
you've been a good friend. If it takes time, it takes time. You'll come

Would you come on the team, if necessary? (since you were asking for
work and all...) I usually work alone, but this guy I can already tell
might need more than just me to take down. And I've never had magical
support, so I'm sort of ignorant of what it can do.]<<<<<
-- Easy <00:04:31/08-20-57>
Message no. 86
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <mark@******.net>
Subject: ...
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 10:27:27 -0400 (EDT)
***** PRIVATE: Serenity Deckers
>>>>>[ Has anyone checked out that executeable that just hit Jas's mailbox?
_DON'T_ let him run it until we have... Remeber what happened to Freddy Frypp
when he ran some unknown simsense? ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <10:26:25/09-11-57>

***** PRIVATE: Kor
>>>>>[ Don't even think about running that program that L sent you until
checked it out. I don't want to have to scoop up pieces of your brain with
a spoon. ]<<<<<
-- Neuron Basher <10:28:12/09-11-57>


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