Ambushed the courier delivering the demo copies to the reviewers
used camera drone to determine how the handover was made (uploaded to courier’s commlink, with various security protocols)
courier seet off on a fast sportsbike
Vlad, Zephyr and a concealed Brett intercepted him, rear-ending his bike at a set of red lights
Paid off an angry troll with some fake details
courier wasn’t buying Vlad’s story, and was concerned with the fact that Brett was obviously trying to jack into his brain, so started to phone the police
In a panic, Vlad shot him twice in the chest, at a busy intersection in broad daylight. The three of them bundled the courier into the back of the car, and drove away.
After Brett tried (unsuccessfully) to hack the courier’s commlink, and Raz (unsuccessfully) tried to organise anything with the courier company, the plan was called off.
The new plan involved disposing of a body
Raz and Vlad tracked down enough acid to dissolve a body from one of Raz’s contacts.
The two of them drove out into the ash wastes (fast-talking a cop on the way), to bury the body with no problems.
Later Raz organised a respray/ID change for the car, at a junkyard in the wastes. Taking a reluctant Joey along, the cop couldn’t be fast talked this time.
With little investment in the first place, Joey went home, leaving Vlad to drive around downtown all night, drinking Monster Energy Drink, until the cop changed shifts.
Vlad eventually got to the junkyard (alone) and haggled a small price reduction and a respray out of the owner. However, the respray was dreadful (ran out of paint half way through, used a different shade of red for the rest…) and refused to pay.
The owner went out back to get something, at which point, Vlad left around half the bill in credsticks, and left
As Vlad was fleeing, the owner shouted after him, telling hime to stop, or he’d set “the boys” on him. Vlad paused for a moment, then realising the ash wastes aren’t in corporate territory, and that he still has an unused Super-Platinum DocWagon contract, set off again.
“The Boys” turned out to be a trio of dreadful hover drones which could barely keep up with the car. The few bullets that did hit, left a few holes which had to be explained to the sentry cop, but otherwise Vlad escaped the desert.
Literally no more progress has been made with the mission than when we started.