Associates and Such
- Kelly Edge
- Shar-Chi, Level 1 Contact(Pet)
- Madame Meegai, Level 1 Contact(Pet)
- Spike, Level 1 Contact(Pet)
Kelly Edge, leader of British Steel
British Steel is a smallish gang who adopt (usually bad) British accents
listen to a lot of early 80s heavy metal and dress in a mish-mash of
hard rock and punk fashions from the 70s and 80s. They run a few blocks
in a tough part of town near the docks. They favor hand razors and spurs
and knives in general. A double edged razor blade is their logo and
members are usually tatooed with it, although some use patches
on their jackets.
Kelly is twice as tough as most of the gang, she had to be to get
where is now. Even these days, there are some folks who think
that a girl is an easy target. Some of them are now missing ears
Working out of a small shop near the docks in Commerce City, Shar-Chi
will be the first to tell you that he is a humble importer of Chinese
specialities and exporter of fine American cultural artifacts like
blue jeans. To those in know, however ... Shar-Chi can put people
in touch with other people, for a price. He can arrange for things to
be acquired or disposed of, for a price. And he's very good at it.
Madame Meegai, Sensei
Madam Meegai runs a small dojo not far from
Pet's place, just inside British Steel territory. Her
lifestyle is austere and her flexible payment policy (she
doesn't delve too deeply into her students' means of support and
will often accept barter or labor as payment) means that she isn't
bothered by British Steel, some of whom train with her, or by
the usual petty thieves. The fact that one or two who did try
a smash and grab got their heads handed to them also discourages
There are rumours that Meegai used to walk the Flex*, and
every now and then the dojo will be closed unexpectedly and Meegai
will be closeted with visitors until the wee hours.
*: I'm totally swiping the Musashi Flex from Steve Perry's
Man Who Never Missed series.
Spike, Dwarven Tech-wiz
If it's tech, Spike can crack it, fix it or maybe build it. At least,
that's what he says. What's clear is that he's pretty good
with most kinds of tech. He can jack into the Matrix if needed,
crack a maglock, break a remote-control link and jury-rig
manual controls - and that's only the stuff Pet's seen him do.
He's not much of a fighter, and to be honest, a specialist
decker can wipe the Matrix with him, a specialist theif can
get through doors faster and on and on, but ... if you want
someone with a pretty good chance of handling whatever tech
you find, expected and un-, Spike's your dwarf.