While laying low in the UNL, the runners are contacted by their Fixer. Apparently a Herr Brackhaus wishes to meet them. At the meet, Herr Brackhaus explains that he needs the team to extract a software developer from Regulus Joint Industries for him. Said developer, Caspar Satrium, has 'excellent analysis skills' that Saeder-Krupp wishes to put to better use. In reality, Herr Brackhaus is Caspar's uncle. He has been spying on his nephew for several years, to make sure Caspar doesn't run into dangerous situations. Recently he overheard Caspar wonder about odd data analysis results. Worried that his nephew ran into a dirty secret that could get him killed, he's chosen to extract Caspar from Regulus Joint Industries.
Caspar Satrium is a software developer with family ties in both the UNL and the AGS. Too good at his job, Caspar frequently writes supporting scripts that help him analyze data and identify problems. Recently his scripts informed him of some strange corrupted data, which he's been analyzing in his spare time to figure out the root cause. Little does he know, this corrupted data is connected to his boss's illicit operations. Said boss, Jimmy Morris, is an infiltrant for a secret nefarious faction. The corrupted data is what's left of Jimmy cleaning up his tracks. If he were to find out he left some evidence behind, he'd go to extreme lengths to eliminate every liability. Turns out that Caspar's uncle has better intuition than even he realises.
The RunAt this point, nobody at Regulus has realised Caspar knows too much. This makes it relatively easy to extract him, the team just has to observe and find an opportune situation where he's not commuting with others and without security nearby. Approaches could be as simply as drugging his coffee, or knocking him out when he takes a bathroom break. On their way to the safehouse, the team is redirected by Herr Brackhaus to a Streetdoc. Officially to check Caspar for any tracking chips, in reality to verify his health and safety. Meanwhile, drek is hitting the fan. Investigating his employee's disappearance, Jimmy finds the corrupted data that Caspar had found. At this point, he calls in some elite security to clean up his mess.
Word on the street
"Regulus always has been messy with their data. No wonder their previous incarnation got kicked out of the country."
"That ingrate of a Caspar has ignored my good will and is trying to frame me for his own crimes of embezzlement. Kill him."
"All I know is that the data was deleted hard, to the point that it left traceable physical markers on the disks!"
"We didn't start this fight. But we're finishing it now. Try us again, and next time not even the ring remains standing."