I can use some suggestions for the adventure I am currently running. If any of my players are lurking here, stay out! The basic premise is this: There has been a series of synthmorph suicide bombers in Noctis-Qinjao, which the media have dubbed the "case bomber" because the first two bombings were done with case synthmorphs. Each day at a different time, an synthmorph with some in-built explosives goes to a different area of the city where lots of people gather and explodes. Firewall has sent the PCs to investigate because there were no publicized threats or demands from anyone - just apparently random violence, and that might hint of exurgent activity. They are correct. A local named Martin Greshall, who is the owner and sole biological employee of a recycling company (as well as a secret supplier of the Fabber Underground), has been infected by a biological strain of the exurgent virus - a bit similar to the Haunting Virus, but the individual stages last a week or so each, instead of months. He has programmed an AGI (non-exurgent since he hasn't figured out a way to transfer the virus digitally, but loyal to his orders) to commit the bombings for him, and thanks to his company was easily able to get the raw materials to pull off the plan - and the Fabber Underground takes the blame for it. His plan is to first do a series of "mundane" bombings to get the police and everyone else fixated on a purely "hardtech" threat, as well as study the overall police response. Once everyone has "gotten used" to this routine, he will escalate the bombings - and the final series, which is scheduled to occur more or less simultaneously, the exploding synthmorphs will also be filled with plastic bags containing his blood, infected with the virus. He figures that this will not only allow him to infect lots of bystanders, but also quite a few members of the harried and overworked police, eventually spreading the virus through much of the police force and from there to the rest of the city, drowning it in blood... He has installed a secret fabber-equipped facility for the final round of attacks so that they can proceed even if he is taken down. When he learned that someone was hot on his trail (the PCs), he also created a second fabber facility to throw them off his trail - which worked temporarily. However, thanks to some well-done hacking by the party AGI they wised up, and two of them went to confront him in his office (on the second floor of an office building). First one of them infiltrated the office complex and hid in a room, then the other called him to the door about some flimsy excuse that he was coming from the Health Inspector's Office and that there was some sort of mutant fungus in the area (the Persuasion roll succeeded despite the thin story...). Then the first character sneaked up on the exurgent and his attendant Steel Morph (which was operated by yet another fork of his AGI). He opened fire on the Steel Morph, but didn't manage to destroy it with the surprise attack. The AGI realized that their cover was blown, and, as per prior instructions, stepped forward, "hugged" Greshall - and exploded. This heavily injured both characters, and the unfortunate guy in front of the door was also showered in Greshall's blood and body parts, which definitely counts as an exposure to the exurgent virus. Then the other character moved forward and fished around in the remains for Greshall's cortical stack, which considering her injuries and the fact that she didn't specifically mention that she was handling it with gloves also counts as exposure. Once they left the building, I asked for their remaining Durability and had them roll 1d100. The one who had stood in the entrance and received the brunt of Greshall miraculously made his roll... but the other one didn't. Oh, and she also happens to be an async with Psi level 2... Now here are my first questions: What kind of measures does Firewall have to actually detect forms of the exurgent virus? And right now, I plan to introduce another Firewall ally within the city who has some biolab facilities prepped for just such cases of possible exurgent virus infection - so what would such facilities look like, and what kind of security measures would they have? And what would their "cover story" be? There are quite a few other wrinkles and complications to this adventure (partially resulting from the mess they created at that office building, partially from earlier meddling) which I will get into later, but these are a good start.
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