Denver in Shadows
Russian vigilante gun-fu adept
Strelok is a Russian Elf who grew up in Siberia. His parents, both firm communists told him stories of what they called the glory days of Russia. As such, this has put a certain rose coloured vision on Strelok’s view of the past. Living in Siberia brought him some skill in hunting. Circumstances of an undisclosed nature brought him to Denver, where he eventually became friends with Akula.
How Strelok and Akula became friends:
Akula was drinking in a bar, and overheard the following conversation.
Shadowrunner: Hey man, check out my new AK-97! I can’t wait to start tricking it out.
Strelok: Why would you want do this to glorious Russian masterpiece? Is fine rifle.
Shadowrunner: But I could make it so much better! A smartlink system and a scope would make me shoot so much better. Know where I could get a smart link system, maybe a rail for a scope and a front pistol grip?
Strelok: WHY YOU WANT SMARTLINK SYSTEM FOR KALSHNIKOV? IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AS PROCURED FROM IZHEVSK MECHANICAL WORKS? THEN MAYBE YOU FIND JOB WITH ARMY OF RUSSIA! YOU HAVE DRINKS WITH MIKHAIL KALSHNIKOV, TRADE STORY OF MANY WEAPONS DESIGNED AND DETAILS OF SCHOOL FOR ENGINEERING!
OR MAYBE YOU NOT DO THIS. PROBABLY IS BECAUSE YOU NEVER DESIGN WEAPON IN WHOLE LIFE. YOU LOOK AT FINE RUSSIAN RIFLE, THINK IT NEEDS CRAZY SHIT STICK ON ALL PARTS OF WEAPON. YOU HAVE DISEASE OF AMERICAN CAPITALIST, CHANGE THING THAT IS FINE FOR NO REASON EXCEPT TO LOOK DIFFERENT FROM COMRADE. YOU PUT CHEAP FLASHLIGHT OF CHINESE SLAVE FACTORY ON ONE SIDE. YOU PUT BAD SCOPE OF AMERICAN MIDDLE WEST ON OTHER SIDE, YOU PUT FRONT PISTOL GRIP ON BOTTOM SO YOU THINK YOU ARE LIKE AMERICAN MOVIE GUY JOHN RAMBO. MAYBE YOU PUT SEX DILDO ON TOP TO INTERCOURSE YOURSELF IN ASSHOLE FOR SHAMEFUL TRAVESTY OF RIFLE OF MIHKAIL KALASHNIKOV, NO?
RIFLE IS FINE. YOU MESS IT UP WITH SHIT, IT ONLY GET HEAVY AND YOU STILL NO HIT LARGEST SIDE OF BARN. GO TO FIRING RANGE, PRACTICE WITH MANY MAGAZINE OF CARTRIDGE. THEN YOU NOT NEED ‘SMARTLINK’ SYSTEM OR DUMB SHIT PUT ON SIDE OF RIFLE.
Shadowrunner: Okay! Okay! I won’t change it. It’s a great rifle. (thinking to himself: what a psycho)
After hearing this exchange, Akula started a conversation with Strelok in Russian, asking if he would like to help take out a local drug lord. After many pints of vodka, Strelok agreed. And they became close friends.
While not as noble as Akula, Strelok does his best to help the Russian community. He hates the Vory.
Upon hearing of Akula’s death, Strelok as asked the Finn about finding other friends of Akula.