Having brought the OZ back to a disappointed Mr. Johnson (he was expecting some sort of golden jewelry), the runners earned a week off. Another Johnson contacted them soon after, however, impressed by their effectiveness as a team. He sent them to save his son, Johnny Junior, from the bad influences he was associating with. The runners checked out the club he frequented, and saw a long line of waiting people. Flashing wealth at the bouncer, Ryder, Watcher, and Peter managed to get inside unmolested while Waver snuck in invisibly. The whole club was filled with booze, and everyone was packing. Carefully, Peter and Watcher made their way over to a large curtain and snuck through while Ryder chatted up the locals. Behind the curtain was a strip club, and Johnny’s friends were seated in a shadowy corner, causing a bit of a ruckus. Ryder and Waver passed through the curtain to join the group, and Ryder and Watcher began to attempt to seduce the group. Johnny was pointed out, and the runners made a mental note not to kill him. Securing a location at a nearby hotel, Waver, Peter, and the Bull set about trapping it for the group. Driving over, Ryder separated Johnny from the group while Watcher led the others to a private room. After subtly disarming them, Watcher knocked out the girl in time for the Bull to rip the heads off the other two guys. Meanwhile, Ryder had Johnny in a compromising position while the Mystery disabled his gun. He offered novacoke as ransom, and was carted off to his father.
After three weeks off, the runners were contacted by a distraught father. He had been sent a distress signal from his daughter, Margaret, wherein she told him part of the address of her location. 717 Evergreen… either Way or Terrace, both were valid addresses. The runners went to both locations and found a penthouse apartment belonging to a celebrity mage named Sumayya Ali at the former, and a warehouse belonging to Saeder-Krupp at the latter. Ryder broke a window at the warehouse before escaping, putting the guards at high alert. At the penthouse, Peter was invited up to Ali’s room to entertain her and her friend. While they were busy, the Bull went to look for a box he had heard was shipped up there a few days ago. He couldn’t find it, and called the other team in for help. Ryder and Waver helped distract the girls while Waver helped the Bull search. The eventually found a crate full of psyche, a powerful magic-enhancing stimulant, hidden in Ali’s study. Convinced by now that Margaret isn’t there, the team returned to the warehouse. Watcher set up a sniping position while Peter stayed in the car. Two guards were posted outside the door, and one of them was sniped. The Bull charged the other one, roaring as he did so. The doors burst open, and eight more guards streamed out into a combat formation. One walked up to the Bull and pushed a long claw through his face as the rest of the guards opened fire on him. Watcher immediately sniped the freak, saving the Bull from another hit. The Bull hefted his machine gun and wasted the rest of the unit in one sweep. However, this hail of bullets not only devastated the guards but also the crates inside. With lethal force, the Bull accidentally toppled a large tower of said crates, and it was discovered that each crate had a small girl inside. The total death count neared 300. Entering the warehouse, the rest of the group cleared the rest of the crates of their contents. Near the back of the warehouse, they found a large machine. The crates closer to the machine were filled with psyche, and Hermann surmised with Waver’s help that the machine transferred the astral auras of the children into psyche. The group is enraged.