Jungle In Here
The runners received invites for an all-inclusive week-long scientific conference at the university of Wageningen, one of the cities that are now part of Riverplex. Included was a cryptic suggestion that there would be a job involved. When they receive their badges, staff introduces them to their benefactor, professor Carter. The man is famous for trying to clone dinosaurs. The professor explains to the runners that his research has earned him many enemies, which includes receiving death threats. He will share his latest breakthrough on Thursday and expects to be sabotaged or worse. Carter asks the runners to keep him safe during the conference. If not, they still get to enjoy the free food and drinks. If they protect him, he will make it worth their while.
Robert William Carter
There are hundreds if not thousands of scientists in the Sixth World that investigate cloning dinosaurs. Of those, Dr. Carter is one of the best in the field. While he keeps most of his methods a secret, the parts he did publish have greatly impressed many out there. Many Megacorps sponsor his research, including a recent active collaboration from Proteus AG. This year, Dr. Carter will present results at the Wageningen conference. Those offended by his research have en-mass decided this is the right moment to assassinate him. Some groups are upset he 'plays God'. Others think he's trying to clone dragons and either find it sacrilege or betraying metahumanity. His competitors just want him out of the way so they can snatch up his sponsors.
The RunThe conference is real busy as the speakers all have supporting staff with them, as do quite a few of the attending guests. And many of them are petty bastards. As a result, multiple sabotage or even poison others. The runners will get a chance to notice this, or even cozy up to security for extra intel, which gives them a headsup to ways someone might try to kill Dr. Carter. The multiple sabotage and assassination attempts will be spread out over the conference and could take many forms. Poison, chandeliers falling down, a boobytrap underneath the bed. The runners will have to take many precautions. As a GM, make sure to reward the players their imagination by using at least two of the methods that they come up with themselves.
Word on the street
"I consider myself a smart man. I would be a fool to not get security."
"He deserves this poison. Death to the lizards and their accomplices!"
"Yeah these scientists are a real twisted bunch. Constantly spiking each other's food and drinks, even lens fluids, wiping each other's data, mild electrocution... I hate having to babysit this vicious lot."
"The bomb is planted. No mercy!"
"Die by the claws of your creation!"