Episode Guide for

Bubblegum Cartel

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Episode Guide

Each weekend, the players assembled to play what has been designated as an episode. Each week, a recap of the most recent episode’s happenings was posted to allow those who have been missing for many or few episodes to get a feel for what they have missed. 

Episode 1

Date: November 7, 1998

Attendance: Andy, David, Gloria, J.D.

Summary: Charles Gagnon returns from his trip abroad with his consort Elizabeth Longe, after being called back by his father, Louis Gagnon. With the disappearance of Stephen (older brother of Charles), Louis and Pierre (head of the syndicate and uncle to Charles) decide it is time for the younger brother to step into the place of the older brother, and become more involved in the family business.

Combat: Justinian Capps and his three associates are executed by Charles and his crew, initiating themselves into the Gagnon Syndicate.

Episode 2

Date: November 14, 1998

Attendance: Andy, Carol, David, Gloria, J.D.

Summary: Sean Patrick Killarny runs into an older colleague at Charles de Gaulle Airport while waiting to transport a new decker into the employ of the Gagnon Syndicate. Beans Miller informs his friend of an illegal arms auction in town; something not sanctioned by any of the Neo-Paris underworld families. After speaking with Charles, the party looks more into the auction, finding that the Lombei Syndicate has been invited. The main item for sale is a lot of four Stingray hardsuits.

Combat: Several mercenaries from K.R.A.K. are killed when they ambush the auction.

Episode 3

Date: November 21, 1998

Attendance: Andy, David, Gloria, J.D.

Summary: Jacques makes an acquaintance with a female pleasure boomer named Ariel during his dealings at Talisman Motors. Ariel speaks as if they know each other and mentions how she has become enlightened by a leader of a groups of boomers calling himself Lumiere. Later, a BU-12B combat boomer goes rogue through the streets of Neo-Pares leading the E.S.W.A.T. on a chase downtown. At the last minute, Ariel phones Jacques that the target is the Crazy Horse, giving the PCs time to prepare a counterattack.

Combat: The PCs take out a BU-12B combat boomer after setting up an ambush.

Episode 4

Date: November 28, 1998

Attendance: Carol, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary: The day after the battle at the Crazy Horse, Charles will learn all the Neo-Paris underworld families will have received an invitation to the Tower Club to speak with a new group in town, led by Lumiere. Pierre sends Charles and his crew who have proved themselves capable to handling any trouble that might appear. Lumiere’s representative, James Dolán, meets with the syndicates indicating they were behind the attack on the Crazy Horse. Lumiere is willing to compensate the Gagnon Syndicate twice the amount, but he asks for all the families to agree to a treaty of non-aggression while he operates in Neo-Paris.

Combat: None.

Episode 5

Date: December 5, 1998

Attendance: Andy, Carol, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary: Roxanne Baskerville from Network 91 contacts the PCs and independent contract to break into UBC and steal eight new pilot shows which will be premiering on the UBC network in the fall. Billy Gastone is brought in for his decker skills to eliminate any security issues for the crew to physically break into the UBC building to retrieve the datacards from a locked vault. A shootout with the security guards eventually helps the PCs gain access to the data cards, but not after some images are taken of their faces.

Combat: 8 security guards are killed when the party invades the UBC building.

Episode 6

Date: December 12, 1998

Attendance: Andy, Carol, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary:

Combat:

Episode 7

Date: December 19, 1998

Attendance: Andy, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary:

Combat:

Episode 8

Date: January 2, 1999

Attendance: Carol, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary:

Combat:

Episode 9

Date: January 9, 1999

Attendance: Andy, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary:

Combat:

Episode 10

Date: January 16, 1999

Attendance: Carol, David, Gloria, J.D., Mark

Summary:

Combat: