Certainly not the most memorable part of my life but this job did make impact on me and influenced my future decisions. Curious case of Hidekisan and Asukasan Kanegawa During my criminal years on Mars I first heard about these two while being debriefed about new competitor for illustrious White Lotus Society (yeah, the sound you hear is racket of dead Buddhist turning in their graves). Since my Mountain Master don't like losing monopoly I got the duty of observing Asukasan. First I must clarify the situation about Mr. and Ms. Kanegawa: they own distinguished bodyguard agency on Luna. What is specific about their bodyguards is that, while they are mostly furies, their primary function is not body-guarding but being a interesting companion (my 'well-read' partner dubbed them ninja-geisha). While not only bodyguards they were all indoctrinated to die (if needed) for their wards and possessed uncanny skills in armed/unarmed combat. Specific skills were added for customers pleasure (dancing, singing, debating, playing instrument...) and the weirdest part was that their bodyguards were volunteers, not psycho-surgery slaves... As you can imagine my boss was not excited when he heard that player of this caliber expanded his territory from Luna to Mars. White Lotus Society did (in that time) hold majority of slave market and all 'questionable' wishes hyperelites wanted they provided for hefty profit. When Asukasan arrived on Mars with private shuttle her husband rapidly left with all of their 'stock' to Bund, New Shanghai. And to tell you the truth when I saw this Japanese dude surrounded by pride of lioness all looking sexy and very, very dangerous something told me he'll make a killing by selling their services... Asukasan was protected by some local guards (decent folk, but non-military background) and she immediately begun surveying martian social life and identifying martian culture (from inside). Soon afterward they went to Flesh, multifloor dance club. Asuka changed her traditional kimono in more practical formfitting jumpsuit that distinguished her feminine curves in dancers body. She begun by imitating dancers and their style and slowly she added more and more of her own improvisation. Quickly everybody noticed small dancer with inexhaustible energy that mesmerized entire male population with provocative and yet elegant dance with other female dancers where she 'magically' knew exactly what style of dance is the person most proficient with. After captivating entire audience and exhausting most of them she shifted into higher gear and incorporated acrobatics of someone born on much more then 0.376g. The climax of her dance left spectator speechless and I often remember this performance whenever I need to cheer up. Follow-up is not so interesting where they visited Skye (transparent dance floor on top of New Shanghai), Miniscule of Sound (mobile 'club' stationed currently on Direct Action HQ), real experience of martian dust-storm from ground zero with blue sunset over the Olympus Mons... During that time I got to organize 'welcome committee' for Asukasan and when they went in exploration of Olympus and his, uniquely, abandoned neighbors the trap sprung. Her guards held valiantly but being equipped with nonlethal weaponry numerical superiority did its number... Goons did as ordered, nobody got killed and respectful suggestion was carried over. Of course, this didn't stop Kanegawas and immediately we outsourced this to external specialist who, as I heard, managed to corrupt Olympus sky-lift system so it slinged them to Phobos instead of leisured orbital tour... I don't know what happened to both of them, because I decided to quit this life and left for Locus, but I really liked both of them and hope they managed their affairs. Edit: The idea behind this thread is to write one job/event/FUBAR... your character had that is now declassified so others can know about it [or you just want to reap some rep... ;] Good use for adventure seeds and bragging contest.
—So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.