San Paro Business Week magazine rates her at No. 4 in their San Paro's Top Women Movers and Shakers list. (Mayor Derren comes in at No. 6). She's one of the city's favourite daughters, on the board of Best Global and so many charities that she needs several well-paid PAs just to keep track of them all. Famous for her campaigns to get kids in the city's pubic school system to eat healthier lunches, for women-only cars on the city's subway system, for more educational programs for the city's ghetto districts, and successfully suing the city to meet its statutory obligations for child day-care provision for city employees.
She used to run the San Paro marathon every year, raising hundreds of thousands of sponsorship dollars for breast cancer research, before too much sniper activity along the race route finally forced the SPPD to indefinitely suspend the event. Liberals love her. So do Conservatives - she famously blew away three would-be muggers/rapists who came at her out of the gloom of an underground car park one night, and one of her pet charities is a firing range club that offers free handgun lessons to every adult woman in San Paro.
She ticks all the boxes for very many of the target groups that the Praetorians' financial backers were looking to appeal to, and Justin Teng couldn't co-opt her onto the organisation's board of trustees fast enough, hardly baulking at all when she insisted on taking an indefinite sabbatical from her position at Best Global and being given day-to-day executive responsibilities over the running of the Praetorians.
Critics say she's only there for PR reasons; the acceptable face of private law enforcement, giving the Praetorians a reassuring, humane face that it otherwise lacks - can it be a coincidence that female Praetorian recruitment and general citywide approval ratings for the organisation have both risen by about 20% since her participation was so prominently unveiled?
Choi tells critics to blow it out their ass, and - hey - just what have they done for the city recently while they sit in their exclusive Canalside duplex apartments fretting about constitutional liberties while the neighbourhoods that their domestic staff live in continue to slide into hell?
Choi remains more than suspicious about Justin Teng's long term motives. Danko gets her respect as a guy who knows how to get the job done, although she's got reservations about the growing use of hard-nosed military methods to deal with civilian problems. Still, something needed to be done to help San Paro, and the Praetorians are the best - but still flawed - solution that anyone's come up with yet.
Who watches the watchmen, someone once asked. Someone inside their own ranks, would be Hea Choi's reply.
Subject Keeping it clean
Do me a favor and keep any itchy trigger finger problems under control. Already enough Crim yahoos out there shooting the city up without us sending our people out there to do the same.
Were here to protect people, not make them casualty figures in the monthly reports.
What are they talking about?
Glad you dont seem to be another ex-military meathead or one of those ex-SPPD types that cant pull the zipper on their pants up without getting an FYI reminder about it at morning roll call.
This organization needs a whole lot more of us, and a whole lot less of them.
Just do me a favor and keep me briefed on whats going out there. Between all of Kaspar Dankos military double-talk sit-reps and Saul Linklaters cop-speak briefings, its sometimes difficult to get a real idea of how were actually doing.
If youve come this far through the ranks, you must have come into contact with Kaspar Danko or worked with some of his people.
Ill be frank. They worry me.
They certainly know what theyre doing, but theres something about having so many ex-armed forces personnel in a supposedly civilian law enforcement agency that doesnt sit comfortably with me.
This isnt a warzone, despite what you keep hearing. Real people still live here, and too many of them get caught in the crossfire.
And dont even get me started on that secret strike team of Dankos that Im not supposed to know about. I like to keep any eye on Danko and his people. I wish more of us did.
I hear our esteemed founder and CEO Justin Tengs been asking about you, so youre definitely doing something right.
I know Justin well. Hes a great man, and this city owes him a lot. I wouldnt have accepted his offer to work with the Praetorians if I didnt believe in what he was trying to do.
Hes also extremely ambitious, and too secretive, surrounding himself with too many people like Danko. He needs to be reminded about real life, and that the decisions he makes affect the lives of many ordinary San Parians.
Thats my job to act as his conscience. Im hoping, if you ever get access to him, that youll think that way too.
All the best,
Welcome to the SPPD it seems!
Damn. If its not Danko and his jarheads, then its Linklater and his old ex-cop buddies.
The SPPD were part of problem that caused this mess in the first place. Corrupt, inefficient, trigger-happy and a waste of San Parian taxpayers money.
And weve got a bunch of these people working all though our own organization?
You want to find them, try Kims Bar; their own private cop bar that theyve made into a carbon copy of that Mintys place in Midtown.
Theyre not cops anymore, and we work to higher standards than the SPPD. The sooner some of them learn that, the better.
Whew, sorry. Just needed to blow off a little steam there...
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Subject Biography: Bishada
Bishada is a Japanese sports car manufacturer based in Osaka. Founded by Shoji Bishada in 1932 the company began by manufacturing track racing cars for Japan's first national racing team. Determined to revolutionise the sport of motor racing, Shoji re-engineered his cars on an almost daily basis and soon made great advances. Within three years his innovative engine designs, along with an elegant design aesthetic derived from his aerodynamics research, had created what many later saw as the future of Formula One. Bishada's exceptional drivers and revolutionary automobiles went on to win most of the major racing championships for years to come. In 1948, Bishada started creating street legal vehicles - fast, beautiful cars with a reputation for excellence. Their magnificent styling paired with exceptional engineering soon created the ultimate status symbol for the rich and wealthy - a must-have car to both own and drive. Bishada is now one of the top 10 most valuable brands worldwide, with a merchandise line that includes exclusive clothing, perfume, eye-wear, cell phones, and even firearms. The company has offices in most major countries. In San Paro, Bishada maintains a national headquarters and show-rooms in Havalynd, along with import offices and a car freight yard on Waterfront.
Biography: Geography (Part 2)
San Paro Old Money makes its home in the Concession. They're mostly Asians and Europeans, but the only real passports you need to gain access to this secluded and privileged world are wealth and discretion. The basis of many of the San Paro Old Money family fortunes were built on the profits from piracy, slavery and various kinds of smuggling and trading in illicit contraband, so they don't complain much now that San Paro New Money - i.e. organised crime - has moved into the neighbourhood, as long as the new arrivals keep the noise down and conduct their business well away from home.
You can see the quiet boulevards and walled mansions of the Concession from across Central Park, from the condos and townhouse rooftops of well-to-do Virginia Gardens, where San Paro's not quite wealthy enough and not quite powerful enough reside. Corporate CEOs and majority shareholders live in the Concession. Their lawyers, tax accountants and divisional vice-presidents live in Virginia Gardens, where, at the rounds of the endless dinner and cocktail parties, there are the same endless conversations about the Gardens being so much more happening than the Concession anyway. Fashionably liberal, the Gardens has the highest concentration of San Paro Standard readers in the city. Newcomers from other areas are always welcome, just as long as they're the right kind of newcomers.
Further uptown, there's Montebank, still geographically - if not socially - considered part of 'original' old San Paro. Population shifts decades earlier - the decanting of whole communities from Havalynd as skyscraper construction began marching across the district, the decline of the Waterfront as a working port, an attempted regeneration of Midtown - saw this once prosperous area fill up with the city's poor and jobless. Squeezed between the wealthier (and heavily protected) areas downtown of it, and the outlying areas now filling up with cheap immigrant labour, Montebank became a trap for the people living there. Montebank has the lowest school attendance rates and highest gangs per-square-kilometre figures in the city.
In its boom years, San Paro's factories in Red Hill and its power stations in Cortland Point needed workers, and plenty of them. Cheap immigrant labour - from Africa, from Asia, from Latin America and Eastern Europe (the latter including Luke Waskawi's own father) - flooded into the city to meet its manpower demands. The boom years ended. The city's manufacturing base went into terminal decline. A lot of the factories and power stations are gone. The people who worked in them are still there, forming a large and disaffected part of the population of these areas. In Red Hill, Russian - not Korean or Spanish - is now the second most commonly spoken language, after English. In Cortland Point, graffiti appears in half a dozen or more different Asian languages - everything from Cantonese to Sanskrit.
The Yard is the newest area of San Paro, a vast urban sprawl built to house the immigrant overspill and those traditional San Parians forced out of their traditional neighbourhoods by a combination of urban decay, rising crime, gentrification-led spiralling rents and population decanting to make way for urban reconstruction. The ideal was to create a new Outer San Paro. The reality was far different. Left more or less unpoliced by a shrinking SPPD, the Yard became a patchwork collection of warring communities, as each ethnic group or immigrant population clustered together for self-protection, while at the same time usually preying on their neighbours. San Paro's polyglot culture disastrously breaks down in the Yard, where all the city's constituent groups - with the obvious absence of the wealthy - are crammed together and at each other's throats.
As Mikko Wong once wrote in the San Paro Standard: "Ever wonder what San Paro's going to look like in the future? You don't need a time machine - just ride a bus out to the Sprawl and see for yourself. Then get the hell out of there as fast as you can, and start worrying what's going to happen when that future's happening right outside your front door."
Nulander (originally Nulander Fabrication) initially specialised in the manufacture of machine tools, before moving into auto-fabrication. Based in Round Rock, Austin Texas, Nulander is a relative newcomer to automobile construction, only starting to produce their SUVs in 1993. Their first model was an international sensation after Albrecht Schmitz (the famous German body builder turned actor) featured a convoy of the SUVs in his 1995 action blockbuster: Future Robot War III, and then bought three of them following filming. Having invested heavily in the quality, design, and manufacturing of their off-road vehicles, Nulander steadily diversified its product ranges and began to sell to international markets in 2003. In 2008, the company merged with Agonika to leverage the latter's powerful engines and sophisticated engineering. The vehicles released in 2009 are a strong new image for Nulander, and a massive mainstream success, overtaking the models of their much larger international competitors.
Name Stages Final Stage THE CHOP SHOP SHOW 5 TerritoryControl CRIME DOES PAY 6 Escort CEO SHOWDOWN 5 TerritoryControl G AND G 4 TerritoryControl HIGH POWERED MICROWAVES 4 Escort SOME CONVENIENT PROOF 5 MovingTarget THE FAST AND THE INCARCERATED 3 MovingTarget MIA VICE 6 Deathmatch INTELLIGENCE GATHERING 5 Escort COLD CASE CHECK UP 4 TerritoryControl PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL 6 Delivery LONNY DORENGO IS CRAZY 6 Delivery CASH ON THE CURB 5 Delivery PRESS ON PRAETORIAN 5 BombDisposal FIRE AND BRIMSTONE 5 Deathmatch BOOKIE ON THE RUN 5 Delivery BUGS AND DRUGS 7 Delivery INTERNAL AFFAIRS 6 TerritoryControl UNDERCOVER RUNNER 7 MovingTarget CHEMICAL WARFARE 8 Delivery COVER UP 4 TerritoryControl DARING DEEDS 5 Deathmatch EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL 4 Delivery BUGGING OUT 4 MovingTarget CARD-HACK ARREST 7 TerritoryControl POLITICAL FAVOR 6 MovingTarget DIAL-A-DETONATOR 6 Delivery HEARTS AND MINDS 4 TerritoryControl TOP COP CHOP-SHOP SHOCK 7 Delivery DEFUSING THE SITUATION 3 TakeOverDeathmatch RAID AND RECOVERY 5 MovingTarget ON THE FENCE 4 TakeOverDeathmatch SEEK AND DEFUSE 4 Deathmatch PICKUP PICK-UP 5 TakeOverDeathmatch PAINTING THE APOCOLYPSE 4 Deathmatch FEELING INSECURE 3 TakeOverDeathmatch SAFEHOUSE CALLS 4 MovingTarget URANIUM IS SHOWING 4 TakeOverDeathmatch THREATENING CALLS 5 TerritoryControl IMMIGRANT STORY 4 TerritoryControl
Level Name 10 Lost and Found (15 Joker Tickets)
Can you <col: Yellow>recover 3 vehicles</col> that have been stolen by Criminal's? We need to start returning some of these things to their owners or every insurance broker in the city is going to go bust...
Recover <col: Yellow>3</col> stolen vehicles.
10 Winning Witness (15 Joker Tickets)
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Win <col: Yellow>$350</col> worth of witness missions.
10 Totes Legit (15 Joker Tickets)
<col: Yellow>Witness a Criminal</col> doing something illegal. This shouldn't be difficult, especially in this city.
Witness <col: Yellow>1</col> Criminal.
10 Take Them Alive (15 Joker Tickets)
I need you to take a Criminal alive. We think that they're planning something and we want as much information about it before it happens so <col: Yellow>arrest 1 Criminal</col> and we'll take it from there. Thank you.
Arrest <col: Yellow>1</col> Criminal.