Mel, Gabi and I were assigned to follow up on suspicious activity by a metahuman named Mordecai and to acquire whatever item he took an interest in. We travelled to Hawaii where he was last seen.
Mel used spirits to track Mordecai, while Gabi discovered that he was in the company of Katherine Silveroak, apparently an elf of some note. It appeared they were present for an auction of artefacts. We made contact with Silveroak and Mordecai under the guise of tourists with similar interests. Gabi made efforts to ingratiate herself with Silveroak and secured us an invitation to the viewing prior to the auction. At the viewing it became clear that the artefact we had expected was not present and that Mordecai took an interest in a specific item.
After the viewing we were permitted to stay the night in the palace and opted to do so to establish the security on the items. While engaging in astral reconnaissance Mel spotted a thief stealing a valuable object from the palace. We reported this to the security and offered to recover the item in the hopes of securing an invitation to the auction.
With a little effort we discovered that the item had been stolen by a local organised crime group. We established the item’s location and retrieved it, although we were caught in a brief fire-fight in the process and were forced to kill all involved to ensure operational secrecy. Upon returning the item we were rewarded with invitations as hoped.
The auction was to be held on an island. Mel’s local knowledge informed me that the island had many clear sight-lines. We rented a small boat which I was to use as a firing platform and to allow tactical mobility beyond the transport being provided by the palace. Gabi and Mel attended the auction, maintaining their cover as interested parties, and established that the artefact in question was purchased by a third party, narrowly beating Mordecai and Silveroak’s bid.
The buyer made an attempt to leave by speedboat. I disabled the engine of his boat with a well times shot, causing it to capsize due to the excess speed. Mel, having already entered the water in anticipation, made incredible speed in closing with the target, apparently attacking him in some way. I finished him with a second shot, enabling Mel to take the artefact from him and carry it to shore. Gabi maintained her cover and met Mel and I at the hotel, from which we extracted quickly to the airport.