Most of the party is hired to collect some money from Frank, an information broker/Netrunner who goes by the handle “Freezerburn”. When they arrive at the place, they find Freezerburn suffering from a terminal case of his namesake and his 15 year old daughter trying not to die on the stairwell nearby. She, it seems, had ran into the guys who had killed Freezerburn on their way down the back stairs, and crushed one’s skull with a well-placed left hook, while the other one sprouted wings and flew away.
Yes, this was a thing that really happened. She claims.
She also managed to seize from them a strange device that seems to be a fog-emitting weapon of some kind, which causes anything in said fog to be killed via cryokinetic damage.
The party take Queen BladeGhost with them after patching her up to some degree, and in the process steal Frank’s car. They have recovered from Freezerburn a key marked for an apartment in Las Vegas, Nevada, a journey of some nine hours drive. On the way, however, the Maserati takes an anti-material round to the engine block from a raider band, who have the misfortune of attacking this group of people, who handily defeat them.
The party makes its way on foot to a nearby small town, population 0. Disaster is averted when, after breaking open a vending machine, Queen BladeGhost gets the smart idea™ to twist the Apex Turret around to shoot its companion turret. This is what she does, breaking one turret in the process while it shoots its friend to death. The day is saved.
Fleeing the advance of the police by hopping a bullet-train to Las Vegas, the party sweeps through Freezerburn’s luxury apartment, finding his fingerprint-locked safe hidden behind a painting. His daughter’s fingerprint opens it, revealing a stack of cash and a datachip containing survey data for rare-earth minerals located in the center of a US Department of Defense Nuclear Weapons Test Range. They then get a mysterious phone call who demands the datachip. The party wisely flees and takes up rooms at the Luxor.