I leave 100,000 nuyen for each of the following people to be rescued from the Chicago Containment Zone: James Delany, Dr. Edward Oden, Gregory Armtwister, Protacio Corcoran, Katherine Sitsu, and Sissel McCarthy.
— Dunkelzahn's Will
The runners have found evidence of activity by insect spirits in the assassination of General Yeats near Bug City. They have made a deal with Red Sonja, a Chicago-area decker, to gain her assistance in entering the Containment Zone.
The runners have agreed to pay Janus Koskey 5% of their proceeds from activities in the Containment Zone for his Chicago-area contact and another 2% to Kambei for providing transport through the Native American Nations.
The group wants to know more about the people who run Gallery S. They've taken computers from the gallery that they can use to track them down.
Nine is looking for Erim, who has disappeared after tricking him into participating in the assassination of Dunkelzahn.
Maniac wants to find out more about Lone Star's possible involvement in Dunkelzahn's assassination.
Urni is looking to fund research into a miniaturization ray.
“Shaky” Sheila owes Nine a favor for helping her avoid buying bad medical chems.
The Yakuza running The Wet Tooth owe Kambei a favor for him helping defend the brothel the night Dunkelzahn was assassinated.
Renraku and the Sprawl yakuza have a photo of Kambei and Maniac in a yakuza vehicle during the kidnapping of a Renraku executive.
The runners are backing the support system for the Plastic Jungle and are therefore developing significant influence therein.
The runners helped the Brain Eaters take territory near Glow City from the Rusted Stilettos.
Maniac helped the Red Hot Nukes take a truck protected by Lone Star.
Mac helped the Brain Eaters defend Sundowners the night of Dunkelzahn's death.
The runners rescued Georgia Davis, University of Washington thaumaturgy grad student, from the control of the Piper.