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This is a sheet for Shadowrun's NPCs. Under construction, Needs Wiki Magic Love.

Jackpointers

Jackpointers are (as it says on the tin) members of the fictional forum Jackpoint, sharing their insight in the in-character sections of splatbooks for the 4th Edition. Jackpoint itself is a successor of earlier such forum, called Shadowland, of which Fastjack, Jackpoint's founder, was an long-standing member.

Fastjack

Born in 1999, Fastjack is a veteran hacker who survived both global network crashes.

  I will hammer you back to the Stone Age myself if I find out my trust has been misplaced.

Clockwork

Hobgoblin rigger and mechanic from Sarajevo, Clockwork is also a Jerkass of monstrous proportions whose actions gave him quite a few enemies on Jackpoint.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: he specializes in modding various easily available items for more... specialized uses. Then he sells prototypes and blueprints for a living.
  • Jerkass: his prejudice against technomancers caused him to betray Netcat to one of the megacorporations.
  • Our Orcs Are Different: he's a hobgoblin, an ork variant whose hat is being a vindictive asshole.
    • And in Clockwork's case, that's putting it lightly.

Fianchetto

International Man Of Mystery, suave superspy and another Cool Old Guy, Fianchetto's history is pretty much unknown - few more or less certain things about him is that he worked for various governments under numerous covers over the previous forty years.

  • Rogue Agent: once, he compromised an operation he was hired for to retrieve a collection of stolen art from a Russian Mafia boss.

Kane

Rigger, pirate and mercenary with a grudge against Aztlan, Kane is known as a loose cannon and a team killer and wanted in at least twenty countries.

Man of Many Names

Mysterious, white-haired shaman who is said to be incredibly powerful. One of Jackpoint's resident experts in the topics of magic.

Turbo Bunny

A Latino elf hailing from Pueblo, she was forced to escape to Seattle after an incident involving an illegal diamond shipment and a police chase all the way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

  • Badass Driver: that's one of her talents.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: would you believe that she's a VR junkie looking at her picture in "10 Jackpointers"?
  • Drives Like Crazy: and how. The "incident" in Vegas ended up with Bunny crashing her Ferrari on a DataTerm booth at presumably high speed.
  • Wrench Wench: that's her other main talent.


Great Dragons

Tropes common to the Great Dragons

  • The Ageless
  • The Chessmaster and Manipulative Bastard
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Dragons. Unlike most NPCs, Dragons get Edge and can use it in ways even the PCs can't. However, the simplest way for them to do this is to simply be Only Mostly Dead after being turned into chunky salsa by the PCs. There is no way for the PCs to beat this, and the dragon can immediately turn around, hide, and from a position of complete safety, use their various pawns to completely and utterly wreck the PCs' lives. This is of course still under control of Rule Zero, of course, so most reasonable game masters will let you kill them permanently as long as you do it in a suitably awesome and/or thorough manner.
  • Our Dragons Are Different - Occasionally, Our Dragons Are PRESIDENTS: Lofwyr's the big shot at Saeder-Krupp (BMW after a few good buyouts), Dunkelzahn was President of the UCAS for a little over 10 hours before the bomb in his limo tore open a Negative Space Wedgie and Hestaby is one of the members of Tir Taingire's ruling Council.
    • Dunkelzahn was also pretty net-savvy, too. Look in any of the first edition's sourcebooks- he usually goes by 'The Big "D"', though one occasion (in the Street Samurai Catalog) saw him use his real name.
      • The Big D wasn't the only Great Dragon on the Matrix. Hestaby was a Shadowland regular under the handle "Orange Queen", and Celedyr (who is also one of the two majority stockholders of a technology megacorp) was a lurker in many forums under the handle "Stone-Diver" or "Script-Diver".
      • Dunkelzahn's will brought a number of other Shadow-talking Great Dragons out of the closet, if only to bitch about how the Big D hadn't left them anything.
    • Shadowrun's dragons may be the only dragons you actually run away from. They aren't fightable: they're stronger, tougher, bigger, and smarter than you (human average stat: 3 (max 6), dragon average: 8, great dragon average: 13--except body/toughness and strength, those are 35+). Oh, and unlike every other NPC, they have Edge (the Luck Stat, only PCs have it) and great dragons can do some nasty things with it that you can't. There's a damn good reason why you never deal with a dragon.
      • Alamais, a Great Dragon who operates in Europe, was hit with an orbital weapon system intended for use against military targets and survived.
      • They burn some Edge (permanently decrease the stat by a bit in exchange for something like a guaranteed critical success or surviving certain death) and let you THINK that you killed them, and then when you get home you discover that your entire family has been eaten, your SIN has been revoked, and there is now a bounty on your head that is so large that every shadowrunner in the time zone is now after you.
      • Maybe that's the reason for this entry in Dunklezahn's will:

 For a period of ten days beginning on 14 February 2057, Lars J. Matthews will cease to possess any legal status. He will be stripped of all evidence of legal existence, including SIN, credsticks, DocWagon contract, bank accounts and so on. To the individual or group who ends Lars J. Matthews' physical existence during those ten days, I leave all of Matthews' assets and 1 million nuyen for a job well done. If Mr. Matthews survives and can prove his identity, his legal status and all possessions will be restored to him. Haven't you heard? Never deal with a dragon, Lars.

Dunkelzahn

Hestaby

  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech - one she gave Aztlan (publicly, at the UN Assembly) in the intro story to SOTA 2073. A great dragon thoroughly wrecked your shit? That's because you asked for it for at least a decade.
  • Take Up My Sword - she is considered Dunkelzahn's successor as the "Keeper of Mankind".
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