Smogg

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SmoggPortrait.jpg
Gender Male
Race Elf
Aura Type Technomancer
Essence 0.1
Primary Role Matrix
Secondary Role Jack-of-All-Trades
Character Sheet [Smogg]
Player User:Lord_Smogg

Summary for GMs

Links: Character Sheet PDF | One Drive Folder | Reddit Account | Wiki Account

Concept

Smogg is a Technomancer with a good deal of 'ware. He tends to use classic Matrix Actions and manage mostly without complex forms. Often he will be running out of a commlink or a cyberdeck. He can reasonable in firefights and has the charisma to wing it in some social situations.

Smogg was born and raised into Wuxing Inc. He is passionate about their cause, and he truly believe they are pushing the world in the right direction. He would never betray Wuxing Inc..

Notable Qualities

Wuxing Shadowoperative

  • SINner: Wuxing Inc.
  • Trust Fund (3)
  • Corporate Loyalist: Wuxing
  • Legendary Rep: Wuxing
  • Rank (3): Wuxing
    • Shen Ming holds credentials in Wuxing as a Senior Security Specialist (Grade 3) (Matrix), seconded to Mei Chaofeng's personal security detail. These details are not available to casual search - a special reference code and password are required, but if provided (and Smogg knows these details), they unlock his personnel dossier to show he is a loyal son of the company and in favor with those high up the food chain. If Smogg loses his connection to Mei Chaofeng, this quality goes away
  • Erased: The Shen Ming SIN is actively purged for any Shadowrunner trails.
    • All traces of illegal activity connected to Shen Ming's Wuxing SIN are erased by a Wuxing matrix ops team, escalating to minor physical actions if necessary, by order of Executive Chaofeng. If (somehow) Smogg loses his connection to Mei Chaofeng, this quality also goes away.

Xenocode Enhanced Persona

  • Better On The Net (Firewall, Data Processing)
  • Brilliant Heuristics
  • Indomitable (Mental 2, Social 1, Physical 1)
  • Perceptive
  • Details: Evacuate? At our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances. Smogg feels Smarter. Better. Faster. Stronger. Alien, but there is something under the network, hidden below the obvious, inside the guts of the digital machine.

Hooks

  • Smogg is now experienced with the Resonance.
  • He has a dream link. He often review his dreams.
  • Lìxúe, his lost love interest from before shadowrunning.
  • His childhood friend Song Lee is from the Red Dragon Triad.
  • Xenosapient AI code has been partly copied onto Smogg's persona.
  • His fixer Xiao Xiaoyu has all kind of contacts into the Chinese community in Seattle.
  • Mei Chaofeng is Smogg's main sponsor and contact into Wuxing Inc. (Chaofeng Faction) There is very little he would not do at her request.
  • Smogg has re-lived the memories of an Metasapient Espionage AI, who was taken through intensive training. These memories and feelings has a number of effects on his personality.
    • Spy instincts die hard: He is unlikely to trust or give someone true information unless to a trusted superior.
    • No loose ends: He is unlikely to leave enemies alive who knows either his true identity or a commonly used false one.
    • Smogg feels a need to find a superior that he can put his trust in. Once selected, he will be very protective and supportive of this person.

Background

Backstory

Shen Ming was born in Hong Kong. His family has served Wuxing for generations and is well respected. Shen Ming was taught business skills, but it soon became clear that he had a talent for the Matrix, and he took a track towards Matrix Security. Fully trained he transferred to Seattle of the position as Security Spider. He had a promising life and fell in love with Lìxúe. During his professional life, he prevented a group of hackers on a Wuxing Host from sinking a Wuxing Mega Cargo Carrier. However not without getting bricked and he spend several months in hospital with severe trauma, and the migranes would not seem to fade Slowly he came to realize that his condition was caused by his mind opening to the resonance, and when he finally began to embrace it, the pain disappeared. Unfortunately Technomancy within a Megacorporation is problematic and he soon realized that without a license and the blessing of Wuxing, his days as a brilliant and well paid corp spider were numbered.

Mei Chaofeng, a resourceful executive in the Seattle branch would not let an opportunity slip by easily. She has promised Shen Ming to set him up with a proper license and to let him return to his position. However, first she would need some important work done. Specifically she needs financial data on all rival Megacorporations in relation to the Megacorp Audit. Mei has set up Shen with records of memory loss and a "recovery" arrangement. She further put him in contact with Xiao, a solid fixer. His biggest regret is leaving Lìxúe when he turned to shadowrunning. With a proper runner team and training he will under his new handle "Smogg" eventually penetrate target corporations and retrieve essential data. With his dream link, he is trying to get a better understanding of his own mind and the Resonance.

Turn of Events: Over time and climaxing with the events surrounding Spacewar Coriolis Lunar Archology, Smoggs services to Mei Chaofeng resulted in her offering Smogg a chief spider position within Wuxing as her right hand or to continue as her agent in the shadows (with some SIN upgrades). This was a major choice for Smogg, wanting nothing more than to return to the luxery life put right there in front of him. However with enemies like Adam Bell still on the loose, and events surrounding the spacewar plot unresolved, he decided to support Chaofeng from the shadows a while longer. Knowing the option of returning to corporate life is now within reach, Smoggs thought begin to drift in the prospect of winning back Lìxúe. Should her reach out to her, now where a future is possible? What about Song Lee his childhood friend, they would drift apart if Smogg left the shadows. It was eight in the evening. Smogg called up his friend Song Lee: "Hey Song Lee!! Good to be back in Seattle. You know what? I need a drink, The usual place? See you in 15!"

Appearance and Style

  • Meat: Smogg is a Chinese Elf. He wears a black Trenchcoat, Synth Leather Boots and Johnny Hardcore Goggles conceal his eyes.
  • Matrix persona: He uses the handle "5M066" and is often using a Wuxia Ice Prince Persona.
  • Cover Identity: A private eye working on cases that KE does not want to take.
  • Noir Points: 9

Motivations

Goals

Goal Done
Learn and understand about resonance Yes
Understand and contain Nano Virus No
Re-Center Smogg's Personality No
Earn his way back to Wuxing Yes
Stop/Destroy Adam Bell No
Win back Lìxúe No

Great Deeds

Achievements

  • Created crazy virus
  • Been into space
  • Freed a chained AI
  • Befriended a techno-dolphin
  • Helped out Red Dragon Triad during the The Matrix Magic War
  • Matrix dived into the mind of:
    • An AI
    • A MCT high clearance officer with loyalty augmentation
    • An Ares Black Site Facility Spider
    • A High Level Dawnkin Operative
  • FAQed a mysterious chip design of a Xenosapient in a MTC Facility
  • Dived into a Xenosapient matrix (seattle size) on the dark side of the moon.
  • Saved Coriolis Lunar Archology

Files Retrived

Each file noted represent a file archive of valuable intel on the MegaCorp such as business strategy, financial information, research archives or even evidence of illegal or amoral activities

Titles

  • Wuxing Senior Security Specialist

Important People and Things Murdered

  • Involved in the destruction of Space Station Selantris
  • Involved in the destruction of MCT 'Roche' Laser Array Station 12
  • Involved in the destruction of another Black-Ops Space Station
  • Nuked the AMMS Alberto

Automatic Stuff

Affiliations

Allies: Ed, Itil Yun, Mei Chaofeng, Renola Forszetina, Song Lee, Xiao Xiaoyu

Enemies: Adam Bell

Contacts

ContactConnectionLoyalty
Itil Yun41
Xiao Xiaoyu66
Renola Forszetina103
Herr Brackhaus51
Chaofeng Faction85
AteBit31
Michael Sharpe34
Burn Notice44
Mustang56
Mei Chaofeng106
Dr. Jessica Zhao66
Song Lee66
Zhi Rén52
Troy "Glitched" Bannerman41
Ed66
Kairi Marianna66

Notable Techniques

None

Notable Possessions

Johnny Hardcore Goggles, Red Dragon Talisman

SINs

NameSIN RatingSIN TypeIssued by
Shen MingRealCorporate FullWuxing Inc.
Johnny Dash6Corporate FullRed Horizon
Sylvester Kong6NationalPapertrail Security Consultants
Yang Hong6Corporate FullMitsuhama
Cafax Dexter Ling5NationalUnited Canadian and American States
Jack Yang5Corporate FullBaylin Solutions

Runs

DateNameWorked With
10 November 2015Alpha StrikeSmogg
White Crow
Rin
11 May 2017Some Fried DataProfessor
Smogg
Assault Bunny
Puffin
Turkish
14 May 2017Dynamic Smash n' GrabSmogg
Firebrand
Obake
Cote
25 May 2017Bonny Sailor Boy IMutt
Smogg
Jet
Twitch
11 June 2017Bonny Sailor Boy IISmogg
Jet
Twitch
23 June 2017Bonny Sailor Boy IIISmogg
Jet
Twitch
5 July 2017Cold BusinessXiang
Smogg
Hound
Dante
12 July 2017SailBrutal
Wannabe
Smogg
Turkish
28 July 2017Fixer UpperXiang
Smogg
Vaan
Grease
10 August 2017Old FriendsProfessor
Xiang
Smogg
Ronin
12 August 2017Red-HotProfessor
Xiang
Smogg
Tiberius
4 September 2017My AffectionSmogg
Wu
Knox
Jawbreaker
Turkish
29 September 2017School Day BluesSmogg
Wu
Devo
Squiggle
8 October 2017Infinite AmmoGunmetal Black
Smogg
Catspaw
Garo
Jawbreaker
18 October 2017All that GlittersSmogg
Sigma
19 November 2017The Revenant Echo of an Electronic ScreamSmogg
Tercel
5 December 2017Face OffSmogg
Gilgamesh
Tamp
7 January 2018In Case You Missed ItSmogg
Byrns
Clover
Go Go
13 January 2018Shell GameManabolt
Smogg
Clover
5 February 2018Godfather Part 1Smogg
Jackdaw
Paradise
Havok
27 February 2018Objectivity Is EverythingSmogg
Ghost
Mr. Frost
Kit
5 March 2018Evolution Is Everything - Part ISmogg
Mr Frost
Kit
Crash
11 March 20185 MinutesAlibi
Smogg
Turkish
6 October 2018Itsy Bitsy Spider...Smogg
Ruiner
Spokane
Boots
Monomax
6 October 2018Luna, LunaSmogg
Arlington
Source
19 October 2018The gnawing evil in the rootsSmogg
Talos
Medic
Spokane
Puslante
4 November 2018Feeling the FeelersSmogg
Progress
Source
Nocturne
11 November 2018Fashion, C cassettes, and other outdated conceptsSmogg
Glessner
Witness
13 November 2018Right Time, Right Place. But you gotta know the time and the place for that.Smogg
Pañcama
Kaze
19 January 2019Welcome to the Party, ChummerSmogg
Snake eyes
Blue
Bedivere
20 February 2019Trap CrapSmogg
PURE VARGOS
M11X
Zerg
23 February 2019It's Aviation Time, And All I Do Is FlySmogg
Trainwreck
Relic

Facts and Fictions

Titles and Great Deeds

Things said and known about them

None

Things they said or know about

AboutWhatViaThresholdAccuracyReference
Adam BellHe murdered everyone on a black-ops site in Amazonas. He also mind-hacked the security spiderShadow Community599Bonny Sailor Boy I
Adam BellHe murdered all passengers on a space shuttleShadow Community599Bonny Sailor Boy II
Adam BellHe murdered all security and analysts on a black-ops space station and enslaved the security AIShadow Community599Bonny Sailor Boy III
Adam BellHe likes to punch people through their heartShadow Community490Luna, Luna
Adam BellHe murdered a Mr. Johnson involved in destruction of a target in spaceShadow Community680Red-Hot
Adam BellHe is a superhuman murderous technomancer matrix illusionist enhanced by alien nanotechShadow Community459Red-Hot

Quotes Involving Them

Said ByAboutWhat
SmoggAdam BellHe is dangerous.
Adam BellSmoggYOU ARE NEXT!

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