The Runners were contacted by John ‘Spazz’ Silva, a Horizon Corporate Johnson for a job outside of Seattle. A viral outbreak in the Salish town of Neah Bay led Horizon to send 3,000 doses of anti-viral vaccines to the town to combat the outbreak. Unfortunately someone stole the vaccines and that led to the runners being hired.
Upon arrival, the runners’ decker noticed a lot of excess noise and realized it was due to the large number of ill Technomancers in the area. The teams’ awakened members also felt an incredible amount of magical background due to what they initially thought was the extensive number of deaths and the suffering of the dying. They later learned it was also due to the manipulation of SHEDIM spirits that turned the normally non-airborne HantaVirus into a wind driven plague.
The Shedim had stolen the vaccine in order to prevent the end of the plague and in the end the runners stopped them and recovered most of the vaccines, saving many lives. R1ng3r even earned the gratitude of Mr. Silva and earned a special ‘HTR’ designation on his ‘Deniable Assets’ file (meaning that he is eligible for higher paying Horizon jobs in the future). Everyone earned a nice payday and bonus for their work.
But where did the Shedim come from? Why Neah Bay? Did the Horizon archaeological dig on the nearby island stir up all the trouble? The island was certainly the source of the Hantavirus outbreak, but was the strange quartz disc initially found and given to Horizon the source of all the trouble?