Mostly Flesh and Steel: The Ascendant Cult Part 1
With my decision to begin new campaigns some time ago, I had to think about how to conclude my current two Shadowrun games, Icarus Protocol and Mostly Flesh and Steel. In both cases, I decided to go with a plot first approach and move both games towards resolving their core stories sooner rather than later. As a result in this game it was time to go towards resolving the core problem the Runner’s admittedly help create, Wu Shen and his anti-corporate and anti-cyberization terrorist group. Thankfully for them, their previous allies in Miltech, who the Runners helped with a certain tricky situation during I, Spy came through for them: They’d found one of the main “cells” of The Ascendant Cult.
This was the perfect opportunity for the Runners to strike back at The Ascendant Cult directly, earn some goodwill from a major corporation while getting paid, find out more information about the cults overall plan and with some luck – possibly some clues as to where Wu Shen himself was. Of course there was a little complication to the whole affair, because the Mr. Wong from Miltech didn’t want a simple “Beat down the door and destroy the cell” operation – the Runners were going to have to infiltrate it directly. In other words they had to get inside of the cult and then identify what their plans were, who was really in charge and so forth from within. Miltech figured that the Runners would be best for this, given their reputation and skills for infiltration they’ve already gained with various clients.