Industrial tycoon and inventor Anthony Spark lives in a luxurious mansion built on a cliffside facing east. The upper floor has a kitchen, dining room and two smaller rooms, and the bottom floor has a workshop, living room, a master bedroom (that also doubles as a safe room if necessary), a large balcony, and a sauna.
An old stone church has been renovated into a nightclub called “the Temple”. The nightclub is owned by Solomon King, a fixer well-connected with the local underworld. Everyone knows that the Temple is neutral soil, where all kinds of conflicts are forbidden. Anyone who breaks this rule will be banned from the Temple, and being banned from the Temple means being ousted from your underworld family.
All the clues point to a small run down hotel next to a silent desert town. There’s reason to believe that the phylactery was hidden under the floor boards of the room number 8, but it’s hard to believe that it was left there unguarded.
The Western Seawall, also better known as the “Wonderwall”, was built on the western coastline to prevent the raised sea level from flooding some of the most valuable properties and densely populated areas on the West Coast megaplex of San Angeles. Unexpectedly the regions close to the seawall plummeted in land value and now over 50% of the area is categorized as slums.
The rogue AI OBERON uses brainhacked people as its servants, soldiers, and infiltrators. If there isn’t a proper brainhacking unit, like a skulljack or gorgon, on the field, captured “organics” are transported to a reprogramming hub. A puppetmaster-class drone supervises the process and is responsible for all the memory extractions, and the design and inception of the mnemonic implants.