Verlassene (Vee for short), is a prototype combat synthetic created by Valkyrie Corp and Shometsu. Vee is a Shadowrunner who mostly works with corporations but her cat like nature has lead her to work in the Row. She has been trying to learn more about the world and herself.
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Verlassene [German, "Abandoned one" (female)] (or Vee as she is often called) is a prototype combat synthetic created by Valkyrie Corp. The head contract scientist in charge of the program secretly developed a unique AI system that resulted in odd behavior for a synth and often challenged or disregarded orders which resulted in pressure on Vee's creator to include a fail safe system which would focus entirely on a new and untested combat design. There was an incident within Valkyrie Corp that caused the death of Vee's creator, the project was deemed a failure, shut down and [Redacted].
Sometime later Vee was found in the wastes by a man who would take Vee in and become her mentor as a Shadowrunner, the two of them would take contract work together and he would teach her about the lifestyle. One day they took a contract deep into the wastes, no one heard from them for months until Vee wandered into the Undercity alone and with no memory of what happened.
Since then Vee has been seen traveling around, most notably the Corps and the Row. Taking on various jobs and contract work, seemingly in search of purpose. She displays her newfound profession openly in memory of her mentor. Suspicions of Shometsu design, influence and technology have arisen regarding Vee. Her core is a fully autonomous black box system that makes her difficult to access resulting in no information being known about it. The secret may have died with her creator.
Vee was difficult to track throughout the season, as she took many jobs at various levels of the city. Some strangers were quick to trust her, regarding her catlike mannerisms as playful and harmless. She used this to her advantage to get close to many people and listen to their conversations.
Vee was hired by two GEB executives , John Goldman and Rikky Raclette, as a shadowrunner to assist them in the capture (willing or otherwise) of a man named Gloop. After searching The Row and Scrap Town, Vee ultimately succeeded in her mission and brought Gloop to Goldman at the GEB offices, and in return was paid in full for her mission.
Vee was injured during an attack on TraVerse by a powerful Shadowbat mercenary. Barely functioning, she is returned to the Valkyrie lab to undergo repairs with help from Blayne Penn. However, Blayne finds that Vee is more advanced than he thought, and she is already self-repairing.
She stands on her own, and when analyzing her systems she finds something has awakened: a signal from an alien race far away. She was unable to track the signal, but to find out more she must seek out "The Saint of Eden".
Along with many other synthetics around Savior City, Vee is taken over by Titan and lead by BR-16 to the wasteland. There, Vee finds a grate with the symbol of Eden that leads to a strange underground passage. She enters with the synths what is revealed to be the path to Titan, and has to defend it against organic life trying to enter.
BR-16 leads Vee and the other synthetics through Titans lair, where Vee gets greatly damaged by roaming techno wraiths that harass the party. Upon arriving at the central chamber Titan addresses the party and fully disables Vee as "encouragement" for BR-16 to accept him. She is rebooted afterwards by BR-16 in her new "Eden" chasis.
Along with Valkyrie employees Luca Gray, Korgak Valkyrie, Razz Arleth and HTR-87, Vee goes on Valkyrie expedition to an old mine outside the volcano in the wasteland. They hire a caravan from Scrap Town and drive to the entrance of a giant labyrinth, where they get swarmed by sand crabs. Vee helps defend HTR as he burns away vines blocking their path, fearlessly getting closer to the crabs than anyone else.
Vee and the rest of the Valkyrie group enter the labyrinth and make their way through, occasionally defending against waves of giant bugs and raiders. Eventually they come to what looks like a dead-end, but Vee detects a weak wall of rocks that HTR can drill through, and so she notifies the rest of the crew and helps defend HTR as he drills.
Further in the group find a supply cache. While the others search the cache Vee stands guard, but picks up a message on an old frequency- someone begging for help repeatedly. Vee and HTR then get hit by interference, disabling them until Luca finds an old jamming signal which he stops and reboots the two synths. However the attack was especially brutal on the more delicate Vee, leaving her damaged.
Unfortunately the swarms of insects keep coming as they progress through the labyrinth, and the damaged Vee soon gets separated from her group and overwhelmed by two giant crabs. Although she was not completely destroyed, she was fully disabled save for the emergency Valkyrie beacon that was sent to corporate headquarters. Her disabled body was picked up by raiders and brought back to their camp, and she would remain helpless until the rescue mission the following day.
Vee participated in the raid on Thaddeus's mansion to rescue the spirit talkers with Valkyrie, in a joint operation with Masaru and GEB. She sustained significant damage throughout the mission from zombies, data wraiths and gunfire. In the final fight with Thaddeus, a team of his personal guards stormed the hall she was using as cover and shot her multiple times point-blank with Shometsu rifles. Korgak was able to revive her temporarily, but soon after she faced off directly with Thaddeus, where he struck her multiple times with lightning. Barely able to move, she crawled to safety. After Thaddeus escaped and the team was extracted, a damage assessment found her chassis was damaged completely beyond repair. Her mind would have to be put into a new chassis.
Luca received Vee's black box, which contained her consciousness and memories, carefully packaged in a secure container. At the beginning of the day he acquired new and unregistered synthetic frames and parts out of storage. Following system provided data a highly customized frame was created to match her specs, surprised at how easily the frame and installation was put together Luca did not question the origin of the parts or assembly directions provided by the Valkyrie system. Upon powering on Vee noticed some errors in her system but Luca was sure they'd iron themselves out with time.
Vee spent at least most, if not all of her day in the Upper City, being present when a Valkyrie soldier from a distant outpost crashed at the Union Tower and was brought to Valkyrie for questioning. One of the aliens from the approaching alien threat suddenly broke into the boardroom and began attacking everyone present, and used psychokinesis to command the soldier to attack as well. Vee shot the alien multiple times to no effect before it jumped out the window.
Later in the day she went to Shometsu so Locket, who had done work on her previously, could look at her systems. She remarked on the strangeness of the new shell, wondering aloud who had done the patch work. She cleared Vee's errors and was going to install a program to remotely report errors Vee encounters to her visor, but Vee said she was compiling her new system and was unable to install anything new.
Blayne and his assistant BB came into the lab, where BB got a communication from Avalon. After some investigation they discovered that BB, Vee, and AL-0 from the Row all share similar design characteristics as they received data regarding development from 50 year old research. They realized that with the original design documents they may be able to upgrade the synths to be better prepared to fight the alien threat. Sallie introduced them to a doctor Eric Wagner, whose father was George Wagner, the designer. Eric confirmed that his father had worked on synthetic brains and sensors and that the design might've been one of this projects but he wasn't sure.
The group had to negotiate with Sallie and Eric to convince him to release his father's notes. He told them they'd need pay 500k credits and sign an agreement that what they learn from the notes would not leave those synth's chassis. Everyone agreed to the deal and they were about to shake on it when Goldman's Upper City broadcast interrupted them, announcing that the TraVerse warp gates were compromised and war was upon them. That motivated Eric to upgrade them further in the lab right at that moment.
Vee volunteered to go first. All Eric had to do once they got to the lab was enter his PIN code and all the machinery whirred to life. It began applying nerve sensors all over her frame and updating her software to understand this new sense of touch. He also performed the same procedure on BB.
Simultaneously a large group of people, many bloody and carrying bodies (including an unmasked A2, Duncyn and Mika), came into the clinic. Apparently some kind of explosion had gone off in the Undercity. Minutes later Luca and David came in carrying Lord Qroak and put him in the analysis chair. Vee immediately went to Bridgette and the group with Duncyn, to see him dead on the clinic table. A roaring erupted from across the room as Qroak was consumed by some kind of necrosis and transformed into a massive zombie. Luca started shooting, followed by Phyllis, Lockheart, Vee and IS-01. They managed to get the zombie down before it could hurt anyone else.
Vee then spent the rest of the day at Avalon, trying her best to help comfort a confused, scared and distraught Bridgette. She stayed the night with her in Bobken's apartment.
After the destruction of her second chassis during the assault on the Traverse warp gate, Vee's collected parts (those which Luca could gather up) were slowly reassembled or replaced as necessary in an effort to bring her back online. Luca managed to reconstruct her chassis entirely, but found himself roadblocked by a Shometsu component he was unable to repair. Finally he gave in and rang up Daitus Obrellum, the new acting CEO of Shometsu on Hellion, who admits when he arrives he is more skilled in the hardware side of things than software. Nevertheless he is quickly able to replace an organo-silicon power unit and initialize Vee's systems. It takes Luca issuing the "failsafe" vocal command to bring her online, blue lights emitting from her chassis instead of the red of the previous iterations.
Luca has her run a diagnostic check which reports her shielding system and armor are both damaged, and internally an anomaly relating to some kind of omnidirectional broadcast emitting from Vee is detected. Luca asks Vee to decrypt the signal, which will take an unknown amount of time. Luca promises to relay the information on whatever the signal is found to be to Daitus and brings Vee out of the lab.
Vee requests a weapon and Luca gives her a Valkyrie assault rifle. Luca explains to Vee that Valkyrie is finalizing the details on restarting the mining operation in the Wasteland they had abandoned years before near the volcano. Apparently, research recovered from the abandoned base showed materials mined there were being developed for hard light applications. Luca asks Vee to look into how Shometsu utilizes and manufactures hard light since Valkyrie doesn't yet have the equipment or knowledge to process the advanced material. Vee indicates that she doesn't know if Luca meant by force, he clarifies he only meant observation.
Vee leaves and returns only minutes later to inform Luca that Astral is accepting contracts and that she can provide them with Valkyrie's contact info, but Luca declines on the basis that they aren't looking to kill anyone.
Later Vee returns to Valkyrie to tell Luca Shometsu will install hard light equipment into her chassis soon, and she can log the install procedure. Luca notes she seems to be acting strangely, and she asks Luca to define "normal." Luca says she feels "not as alive" and he asks if she had a personality installed in the past, which she can't answer, telling him only logs exist from system activation, implying she cannot remember anything before that point. She mentions she is detecting a system anomaly related to the signal still. Luca tells her she should track it down but then come to him once she's determined where the signal might be coming from rather than trying to seek its source out entirely by herself. She asks for new orders, and Luca remarks that she used to have her own tasks she would complete independent of Valkyrie. He orders her to roam around on her own, she asks if her orders are to escort Luca as her primary directive is currently to protect him. Realizing she won't accept his general roaming order he asks her to train the guards instead, to which she responds one mentioned having a piss bucket. Luca orders her to dunk his head in the bucket, she asks to confirm eliminating the guard, which he of course rejects. He tries to explain embarrassment to her, but she doesn't understand. He ends up just ordering her to watch the gate.
Luca and Vee talk again after he gets back from a call with Traverse, with Luca yelling at the guards. Vee reports that the piss bucket does not exist. She asks if she can interrogate them and he confirms she can, but not with lethal force.
Later, Vee walks in on Luca and Daitus working on a weapon together. She tells them the guard is sorry and alive, and that he can hold his breath well. Luca is pleased. Then she tells him the guard had made a new piss bucket and that she is forwarding the recording of the last interrogation, he orders her to break one of his legs.
Vee later stands guard while Luca talks with Astral, and also out at the gate when Masaru comes by. She confirms with him that she broke one of the guard's legs for the piss bucket they were apparently sharing.
Later still Vee partakes in some target practice in the arena on a test dummy, realizing her aim is significantly off. Luca joins her after a while and confirms it's not the rifle. He brings out a new gun for her to try, which is massive and fires multiple powerful shots at a time, although it is also very inaccurate.
- Major: Shometsu Adaptive Armor - Shometsu adaptive armor provides uniquely capable protection that far exceeds its light mass. Force impacts (blunt force, bullet impacts and blast waves) are absorbed and dispersed. Energy and thermal attacks are dissipated through embedded thermal radiators.
- Minor: Reinforced - Valkyrie frame, Joints and Shometsu components are significantly armored. Provides substantial protection against environmental effects and is lightened for movement enhancement to maximize performance. Elemental damage - electrical, heat and cold is heavily reduced thanks to unique prototype design.
- Minor: Shometsu Organosynthic Repair - SOR is a prototype canister-stored nanomachine repair system - Nanomachines can repair one critical component failure. (reduce a major wound to a minor wound). - This can only be used once (per episode) and the canister must be refilled. - A Nanomachine refill canister can be purchased only from Shometsu
- Major: Cat-like Nature - Nature of prototype AI can interfere with danger assessments and often operates independently
- Minor: Valkyrie Failsafe System - Failsafe is an independent system that would assume control whenever Valkyrie's leadership (Luca or a delegated Valkyrie member) activated the Failsafe. After activation, Vee will reroute all routines towards assisting this directive -- This system was Untested and due to Vee’s Ghost awakening now has unintended effects: - Vee’s Friend or Foe system has a chance to glitch (all are marked as Foes) 'Berserk mode’ - During combat the Failsafe system will overclock Vee's systems which will result in random glitches and possible system damage (minor wound)
- Minor - No Voice Modulator - Unable to speak. Design does not incorporate use of a Voice Modulator. Instead, Vee communicates through the use of a holographic pen in her finger and body language, or email for more complicated information such as intel.
- Early in Season 3, Vee gained the ability to communicate via projected text in lieu of the holographic pen.
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- Lanfear does not stream her Neon Divide perspective.
- Meeting Captain Vossler
- The Captain asks Vee a question
- Rikky deals with a curious cat
- Vee pushes Mr.B around
- Captured by Sand Bandits/Left behind
- Rikky stands up to Polka & Vee trying to grab his tail
- Mr. Goldman slaps Vee for getting too touchy
- "If we make it through this, I'll let you touch my tail. ONCE."
- Vee: "I keep losing my friends."
- Manyu tries to heal Vee
- Luca & Vee show up / Damien plays with Vee
- Luca & Vee meet Dr. Harumph