Clutch of Dragons
Hans Brackhaus, SK Johnson
Hans Brackhaus might be one person, several people, a great dragon, or all of the above. What Hans Brackhaus definitely is, though, is the kind of ghost story that runners and corporate managers alike tell their kids at night. He’s the ultimate bogeyman of the business. As a result, the stories can get prettywild and it can be damn hard to keep a firm handle on the truth. What doesn’t help is that I can confirm that more than one Saeder-Krupp company man has adopted the Brackhaus handle, and that’s without counting false-flag operations where the Johnson wants you to think he works for S-K, when he doesn’t. There is, of course, the rumor that Hans Brackhaus is a name used by Lofwyr himself when he wants to take human form (different from his customary form, of course) to micro-manage his operations. But a rumor’s not a rumor that doesn’t die, and this one has been kicking around for decades. Everyone knows not to deal with a dragon—although in practice it can be quite lucrative—but here’s another axiom that’s just as important: don’t fuck with Mr. Brackhaus.