It only took the team a few minutest to turn their confusion into cold, hard data. Vegas was keeping a careful eye on the pickpocket and his vigilance was soon rewarded. The sly old elf wove his way through the crowd before promptly bumping into a rather drunk businessman. Vegas was keen-eyed enough to spot the lift and the businessman was none the wiser about the sudden robbery.
Then the elf did the most surprising thing: he turned and winked at Vegas before casually ambling over to the buffet table where Vegas was keeping watch. He proceeded to pile a plate with nibbles before turning to speak to Vegas. "Here, sir, I think you dropped this"
he said quietly before handing over a small datachip that he had no doubt just stolen. He then mimed tipping a hat and sauntered away, all the while tapping the black commlink at his waist.
Meanwhile, below decks, Kvasir was easily able to summon one of the dvergar. After a short amount of
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he had a willing helper. Even better, the dvergar would likely be able to aid Kvasir in opening the briefcase. All he had to do was separate it from its current owner.
Zahid also managed to finally hit a bit of paydata. First of all, he now had files on the guardian of the strange briefcase. He had a rap sheet miles long, including a list of several bombings that had been linked to Humanis Policlub activity. By all accounts he was a ruthless and bigoted zealot who wanted nothing more than to wipe the world of anyone not strictly baseline and mundane human. And he was sitting on top of a very secret briefcase.
A briefcase that Reasonance had finally managed to crack, after dealing with the other digital intruders (that had taken all of two minutes of dedicated thought). It had been a near thing, but the virtual warrior had slipped inside the case and had managed to get a partial read of the datachip inside. And what he'd found hadn't been good.
The chip had detailed plans on how to create nearly invisible and highly bombs. The tech looked to be state of the art and incredibly dangerous. It would be hard to tell without hours of intense analysis, but it also appeared that the bombs could select for metatype.