Tua met back up with the rest of the team and was filled in on their job to thin out the Chrome Wolves, a go-gang numbering about 60 people. Legwork turned up a couple of leads – Annex garage, a place where the wolves have been known to frequent, working on their bikes, in the CAS sector, and the Moxie Tavern, a bar in the UCAS sector. Tua investigated the garage. The wolves seem to have rallies there a couple of times a month, on weekends, and there are members of multiple go gangs that work on their machines at the garage. The rest of the party checked out the Moxie Tavern and found a Chrome wolf there named Julio Marquez. Akula planted a stealth RFID tag on his bike.
While the party tracked Julio to apartment number 153 in a complex near I-25, B2 also set up a meeting with Francisco Carlisle, the social worker in the Warrens. The party met with him and learned more about the Reaper. Several people have died, and the pace of the murders seemed to be increasing. Carlisle had received donations of 20,000 nuyen to try to get some help with the murders. He showed the party photos of some of the gruesome death scenes, and gave them directions to the most recent killing, which occurred the night before. The runners went to the scene, but on the way saw some members of the Aurora Angels matrix go-gang. B2 found one of them snooping on them in the matrix, and booted the Angel with a data spike.
At the crime scene it looked like someone killed a human in an alley and dragged them to the top of an adjacent building. After killing them, tracks indicated that they started jumping from building to building across the Warrens. Akula and Tua started tracking the killer through the warrens while three Aurora Angels started following the group. A confrontation turned hostile and the party had to kill the gangers, then tracked the killer to an abandoned building.
They entered the building and were ambushed by a pack of ghouls and the Reaper, a ghoul adept. The ghouls were mowed down with elementals, kung-fu and automatic fire, but not before two of the ghouls tore into Akula, killing him. While the runners were focused on the ghouls, the Reaper leapt out of the building, climbed around to the window the party came in through, crept up on Karak, and killed him with his katana.
Tua and B2 faced off with the Reaper in a pitched battle. It was close, but the runners finally managed to bring the adept down by the skin of their teeth, allowing them to escape, both to recover from their wounds and to mourn their fallen comrades.
The numbers: + 20,000 nuyen to split amongst the survivors, + 8 karma, +1 bonus street cred.