The Book of Taliesin
The Ghost Squad Members
Known as Alan Cross to his teammates, Kasper is a Technomancer and leader of the Ghost Squad. Born in Tir Na Nog, Kasper is a noble, born to a life of privilege and wealth. He is family is one of the Danaan mor, rulers of Tir Na Nog. Kasper has been chosen to replace his father on the Council of Stewards in the future.
When his sister, Elora was kidnapped by Aztechnology, Kasper entered the shadows to search for her. Unfortunately locating Elora has turned out to be more difficult than Kasper originally thought. Despite having virtually no leads, Kasper continues to run the Shadows trying to find any signeither his sister or Aztechnology activity in London.
Paws in an ex-military street Samurai. He is a physical adept focusing on ranged combat. He currently suffers from Amnesia and cannot remember anything earlier than a few years ago. His last memory is waking up in the streets next to a restaurant. He now works as a part time chief in the restaurant and is dating the owner. His life is not bad, but he wishes he could remember his past.
Unknown to most people, Paws is a Shapeshifter (panther). His innate magic allows him to regenerate at an incredible rate. This alone with his Physical Adept powers makes him a extremely deadly combatant. His specialty is in stealth and ranged combat, but has been known to rip people apart in him panther form. While shifter cannot normally transform while wearing cloths, Paws has a magical Amulet that allows his items to meld with him when in Panther form. This gives him an advantage most shifters could only dream about.
Known as Bob Dunkel (and save the “Bob’s Your Uncle” jokes, he’s heard them all), to his teammates and to those who know him from the shop he owns in London’s Undercity, Rigger D is obviously uncomfortable talking directly to others. Those who interact with him in VR will find him frighteningly smart, loyal, and friendly to his teammates and usually working on one or two side projects even when involved in a conversation. In person, he becomes taciturn, and prone to forgetting that his personal interface isn’t working.
Often distracted by ‘family’ issues, his need to get some parts for a ’cousin’s’ bike upgrade – and to pay for the upgrades he’s constantly making to his own gear – has gotten him involved with the rest of the team. He’s even thrown in his share of credits for the group’s home, but prefers to spend his time jacked in and cared for in a little pod at the top of his shop where he can work.
His biggest project right now is an effort to construct his own Firewall, one that’s a bit better than the expensive ones sold legally.
The Duck, aka Douglas Speck, aka Lucian Grenville to a select few is the face of the shadowrunning group known as The Ghost Squad. Reluctantly entering the shadows after the disappearance of his older brother Alex, The Duck has taken to this new life like…well you know the saying. After exhausting the complete lack of leads in northern England The Duck moved to London where he fell in with a group of like minded individuals. His primary goal is determining the fate of his brother. His job in the group is to expand his network of contacts, help negotiate deals and selling of goods and generally keep the group running smoothly so that The Ghost Squad can help achieve all of their disparate goals, thereby helping himself with his own goals.
The windling known as Hat Trick is one of the most powerful mages in the London Shadows. Originally born to a windling village in Tir Na Nog, Hat Trick came to London early in his life and was able to overcome the technological ignorance, most of his kind suffer from. Being a windling Magician has given him a huge advantage in the shadows.
Besides being a unique race, Hat Trick has golden skin and mood changing hair, but his magical prowess allows him to cover his obvious appearance. His Matrix signature is almost non-existent. It seems that someone or something is protecting the windling but deleting any incriminating and/or damaging evidence of his life in the shadows. This has been a huge advantage for Hat Trick over the years.