Wellstone City Update – Dispatch

Where do the Freelancers go that don’t want anything to do with the syndicates? The lucky ones get a call from Dispatch. This shadow organization is believed to be in Little Italy, but it has nothing to do with the Italian organized crime syndicates. It does, however, have everything to do with helping out the people that the police don’t have time to help and that the organized crime syndicates don’t have on their radars.

“Dispatch here. Do you have forty-five seconds?” is a call that only a very small number of Freelancers get to hear. That is a call reserved for Freelancers who do excellent work, keep on the right side of the law (or at least know how to not get caught), and keep a low profile when on the job. Those that do get that call may not know what it is right away, but after the call is made, there is no mistaking what it is: a ticket to a better life while still doing what they do.

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Wellstone City Wednesday – The Bishopric

Donovan Cross is trying to turn over a new leaf, but he’s weighed down by his past and all of the red on his hands. He’s attempting to reform part of the Warrens and build a new apartment building that is the first of its kind. Housing several hundred families as well as entertainment centers, shopping areas, and other amenities, the Bishopric is going to be the tallest building in the city out side of South Rise.

Donovan was playing the long game on this one, and the neighborhood he’s been working on in the Warrens since Public Transit Assassins has finally fallen into his hands. With that done, he understands that the public will be watching, trying to figure out what this crimelord is doing. While it appears he is trying to turn over a new leaf, it seems that he can’t give up his old ways. He has tapped the Commancheros as well as the Wraiths, two gangs that hate each other but are keeping the streets clear while the world looks on and the tower rises.

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Æthursday – Top of the Tower

This week for Æthursday, we explore a Near-Future, Nuclear Fusion Opera setting with a Noir twist! As with our standard Æthursday offerings, we supplied three paragraphs of setting for you to sink your teeth into and then we fleshed it out a little with a short series of adventure hooks!

Get a taste of life inside of one of the mega towers in the city. With giant reactors providing power down below, the rich and the lucky are the power at the top of the tower, rising above the noise of the city in massive structures of steel and glass. Down at the bottom is squalor and destitution above the beating-heart of the nuclear fire in the core of the city. Join in the look at Castillo and Akiko, the story of one guy that wants to get above that golden barrier–the 200th floor–and of a girl who made it already. Castillo wants what Akiko has and Akiko knows he’s coming.

The only variable is you.

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