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【Street Legends】理查德·维里斯&迈尔斯·卢内尔
« 于: 2018-02-22, 周四 20:39:06 »
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Richar Villiers & Miles Lanier
Posted by: Mr. Bonds
理查德·维里斯&迈尔斯·卢内尔
发帖人:Mr. Bonds
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Given that we all believe we should “shoot straight, conserve ammo, and never, ever deal with a dragon,” the next step would be coming to a proper understanding of the true definition of “dragon.” Not all dragons are big, scaly, fire-breathing reptiles— some of the most dangerous are the dragons that walk in the form of men. If you’ve been working in the business long, you’ve almost certainly dealt with Richard Villiers and Miles Lanier, even if you didn’t know it, and even if there were many removes in between you and them. As much as is made of this being the age of free spirits, otaku, cyborgs, great dragons, and AIs, the ambition and schemes of these two mundane, minimally augmented humans have shaped the world we live in as much as anyone or anything else. This is, however, more than just a rumination on their global impact. There are practical things to know about these two. If you aspire to doing business in any even semi-legitimate field and making any sort of real money, Richard Villiers is a man to study. And if you are a criminal regularly engaged in industrial espionage for hire, Miles Lanier, Villiers’ right hand man, is the sort of opponent you should fear the most.
The two words most commonly used to describe Richard Villiers are “ruthless” and “brilliant.”
Richard Villiers was born in Boston in 2007 and will turn 66 this year—he doesn’t look his age by any means, but he doesn’t seem to have gone for all-out Leonization either. His father was a stockbroker, and his mother was a childhood education professional.
> While we’re on the color-commentary part, did you know villiers is a yankees fan? Bizarre for having been born and raised in Boston .
> dr . spin

既然我们都相信应当“瞄准再射,节省弹药,绝不和龙打交道”,那么下一步便是对“龙”的真正定义有个切实的理解。并非所有的龙都是巨大、有鳞、会喷火的蜥蜴,最危险的龙当中有些以人的外貌行走。如果你在商业领域工作了够久,你就一定和理查德·维里斯和迈尔斯·卢内尔打过交道,哪怕你并不知晓,哪怕你和他们隔了几重距离。虽然现今是自由精魂、宅客、赛博体、巨龙还有AI的时代,但这两个仅被轻微增强的凡人的野心与计谋却如同其他存在一样塑造了我们生活的世界。但这不仅是对他们全球影响力的一次反思。这两位还有些实际的东西你需要了解。如果你有志于商业领域并且赚取任何形式的实体货币,哪怕是半合法的,理查德·维里斯是值得研究的对象。而如果你是个可雇佣犯罪分子,经常参与工业间谍活动,迈尔斯·卢内尔,维里斯的左右手,会是你最该恐惧的对手。
理查德·维里斯于2007年出生在波士顿,今年有66岁了——但他各个方面都看起来不像那个年纪的人,但也似乎并未接受全面的里昂疗法(Leonization)。他的父亲是个股票经纪人,而她母亲则是个儿童教育专家。

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>既然我们可以随意评论,你们知道维里斯是个扬基*球迷?对一个在波士顿出生和长大的人来说太古怪了。
>dr.spin
*译注:纽约扬基棒球队
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He graduated with honors from Boston-area prep schools, from Harvard, and then with an MBA in business from Harvard Business School in 2030 at the age of 23, un-delayed by the Crash of 2029. Focused, determined, and ambitious, Villiers was a young corporate shark who hit the water and didn’t stop swimming. For the first half of the 2030s, he worked as a corporate raider and cost-killer, buying companies, restructuring them, and selling them for a profit, an enterprise for which his well-to-do father and his rich HBS friends must have given him plenty of seed money.
In late 2033, Villiers attended a demonstration of the first desk-sized cyberterminal by Matrix Systems of Boston, and he began his ascent to the stage of financial history. Matrix Systems was owned by Ken Roper and Michael Eld, both veterans of Echo Mirage, who were showcasing their product to local venture capitalists who, like Villiers, were looking for investments. Villiers immediately recognized the opportunity he’d been given and attempted to buy Matrix
Systems. Roper and Eld refused, limiting him to a 49-percent stake. Matrix Systems released the Portal in 2034 to tremendous success and profits. Before the owners of Matrix Systems could buy out Villiers, however, both men were killed in “accidents,” and their data was erased. No doubt, this was the work of the very first generation of shadowrunners, hired by Villiers himself.

> seems a bit obvious . Wasn’t villiers brought up on charges?
> kane

> he was named as a person of interest, but never officially charged . At the time, the hot rumor in the shadows was that the ucAs government had sanctioned the hit to keep proprietary echo mirage tech out of the hands of foreign governments and businesses . As is so often the case, we’ll never know for sure who was truly responsible . But villiers certainly stood to benefit the most .
> kay st . Irregular
他以荣誉毕业生的身份先后从波士顿地区学前学校、哈佛大学毕业,并且在2030年23岁时获得哈佛商学院的企业工商管理硕士学位,并未因2029年的崩溃而推迟。专注、坚定、有野心,维里斯像一条企业之鲨,入水后便不会停止游动。在30年代的前半,他作为一名公司掠夺者和成本杀手,买下、重组公司,再把它们卖掉赚取利润。他有钱的父亲和那些富裕的HBS*朋友一定给了他的事业不少启动资金。
在2033年年末,维里斯在波士顿参加了矩阵系统(Matrix Systems)举办的首个桌面尺寸赛博终端的展示会,从而开始在金融史上占有一席之地。矩阵系统的所有者是肯·罗珀(Ken Roper)和麦克·艾德(Micheal Eld),都是回声蜃影的老兵,他们向包括维里斯在内、正在寻找投资方向的本地风险投资者展示了他们的产品。
维里斯马上认出了手边的良机,并试图买下矩阵系统。罗珀和艾德拒绝了,将他的股份限制为49%。矩阵系统在2034年发布了“门户”(Portal),获得了巨大的成功和利润。但在矩阵系统的所有者能够买下维里斯的股份之前,他们都死于“意外”,他们的数据被擦除。不必怀疑,这正是第一代狂奔者的杰作,由维里斯本人雇佣。
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>看起来有点明显。为什么维里斯没被指控?
>Kane
>他是一名嫌疑人,但从来没被正式指控。那时暗影中热门的传言是UCAS政府批准了这次袭击,以免回声蜃影技术的专利落到外国政府和商业团体手中。和大多数情况一样,我们永远也不会知道到底是谁的责任。但维里斯绝对是获益最多的。
>kay st . Irregular
*译注:即前文的哈佛商学院
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Villiers was able to buy the rest of Matrix Systems for pennies on the dollar—it later became a Fuchi subsidiary, then part of Novatech, and is currently part of NeoNET’s holdings— and somehow mysteriously wound up in possession of working specs for the Portal, some next-generation prototypes, and the rest of the data that had mysteriously evaporated from the Matrix Systems mainframes. He contacted Fuchi Industrial Electronics and managed to trade his control of the nextgeneration cyberdeck technology, his own significant corporate portfolio, and JRJ International into one-third ownership of the growing consumer electronics giant, as well as control of their North American operations. That was how the name of an American businessman, Villiers, joined Yamana and Nakatomi on Fuchi’s board. The triumvirate-controlled corporation released the CTD-1000, the first commercial cyberdeck. The rest is history.

> What’s so important about jrj International?
> clockwork

> only that they were one of the original Big seven megacorps that controlled a seat on the corporate court .
> cosmo

> Few people remember it, since it’s overshadowed entirely by the explosive dissolution of Fuchi, but villiers’ entry into Fuchi’s higher echelons wasn’t entirely without incident either . korin yamana wanted villiers on board so that Fuchi could release the first mass-market cyberdeck and make a killing, but kiyoshi nakatomi, the other controlling interest in Fuchi at the time, had his reasons for wanting to block the deal . so he wound up getting whacked by his limousine driver, who conveniently got whacked himself before he could see trial . his son shikei nakatomi picked up his shares, and the deal went through . neither yamana nor villiers was accused of anything, although either one (or both) of them could have been behind it .
> rigger X
维里斯用便士兑美元(极其低廉的价格)买下了剩余的矩阵系统股份——它之后成为了富池的子公司,然后是超星科技的一部分,现在则是新网的一部分,还以某种神秘方式最终获得了了门户的开发专家、几种新一代原型机,还有从矩阵系统的大型计算机(mainframe)里神秘蒸发的剩余数据的。他联系了富池工业电子公司,成功用他对下一代赛博碟版技术的控制权、他本人重要的公司投资组合以及JRJ国际换来了这个正在壮大中的电子巨人的三分之一所有权以及他们北美运营的控制权。这就是一个美国商人的名字,维里斯,如何加入山名(Yamana)和中臣(Nakatomi)的富池董事会。三方掌管的公司发布了CTD-1000,第一台商业碟版。随后都是历史了。
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>JRJ国际为什么那么重要?
>Clockwork
>只是他们是最初的七大超企之一,还控制着一个公司法庭席位而已。
>Cosmo
>没多少人记得这件事,毕竟它被富池爆炸性的解体盖过了风头,但维里斯进入富池高层也不是完全没有意外。光林·山名希望维里斯加入董事会,以让富池能够发布第一台面向大众的赛博碟版好大赚一笔,但清·中臣,当时富池的另一位持股人,出于自己的理由想要阻止这次交易。因此他最后被自己的轿车司机弄死了,而后者在被审判之前也被弄死了。他的儿子司邢·中臣继承了他的股份,然后交易继续。无论是山名和还是利尔斯都没受到任何指控,但他们中的一人(或两人)可能是幕后主使。
>Rigger X
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Now we must take a moment to talk about Villiers’ partner in crime, Miles Lanier. Lanier, another Boston native, was born in 2013. Lanier’s mother, like Villiers, was an educator, but she was a public school teacher, and Lanier’s father was a mechanic. Lanier was born and raised in South Boston, a tough, blue-collar Irish neighborhood (some would go so far as to say a crimeridden ghetto), and although his test scores were in the top one percentile, even with financial aid and scholarships there were no Ivy League schools in his future. Not interested in the pitches thrown his way by various corporate talent scouts, he joined the UCAS Army as soon as he graduated high school in 2031. He subsequently distinguished himself as a sniper in the UCAS Army Rangers.

> For what it’s worth, mr . Bonds is understating the case here . open military records show that lanier had 21 confirmed kills, one of them at over 2,000 meters . those canuck sniper schools certainly knew how to train ‘em .
> Picador
现在让我们花点时间聊聊维里斯的犯罪伙伴,迈尔斯·卢内尔。卢内尔同样也是波士顿本地人,他出生在2013年。卢内尔的母亲和维里斯的母亲一样,也是名教育家,但只是公立学校的老师,而卢内尔的父亲是位机械师。
卢内尔在南波士顿出生和长大,那是个艰难的蓝领爱尔兰社区(有些人甚至会说那是个犯罪猖獗的贫民区)。虽然他的测试成绩名列前百分之一,但即使有助学贷款和奖学金,他将来也上不了常春藤。他对公司猎头抛出的橄榄枝毫无兴趣,在2031年高中一毕业就加入了UCAS军队,随后在UCAS军方突击队(UCAS Army Rangers)以狙击成名。
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>不论真假,Mr. Bond说得太简单了。公开的军事记录显示卢内尔有21次确认击杀,其中一次是在2000米之外。那些加拿大佬的狙击手学校确实知道怎么训练人。
>Picador
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Lanier was honorably discharged in 2036, after five years of service. Rumors conflict as to why—some say he was wounded or had a near-death experience, while others simply say he lost interest and no longer felt challenged—whatever the case, he moved on to the private sector. He was one of the first employees hired by Villiers after Villiers leveraged his way onto the board of Fuchi, and the two men became fast friends, although their personalities could not be more different. Villiers is flashy and suave, an accomplished showman and salesman, while Lanier is cold, quiet, and calculating, and speaks only rarely, concentrating instead on careful observation.
参军5年后,卢内尔在2036荣誉退伍。关于退伍的原因有互相矛盾的传言——一些人说他受了伤还是差点丧命,其他人则称他只是单纯失去了兴趣觉得没有挑战性,不管原因是什么,他转到了私人领域。他是维里斯用各种手段进入富池董事会后雇佣的首批雇员之一,虽然他们的个性天差地别,但两人很快成为了挚友。维里斯浮夸、圆滑,是个高超的演员和商人,而卢内尔冷酷、沉静,长于算计,罕有发言,总是把注意力放在谨慎观察上。
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Although Lanier’s new position was more cerebral than physical, his natural intelligence and attention to detail—as well as the patience and precision required of a sniper—aided his fast ascent through Fuchi’s ranks. In the next ten years he became the company’s Director of Internal Security. As Villiers’ right-hand man, Lanier’s brilliant and complex security schemes not only foiled external threats (like shadowrunners) but also preserved the delicate balance between the three ambitious families vying for control of Fuchi at the time: Villiers, Yamana, and Nakatomi.
The death of President Dunkelzahn in 2057 changed everything for Miles Lanier—or at least, that’s how it must have seemed at the time. A bequest in Dunkelzahn’s will left four million of the wyrm’s shares in Renraku—along with the seat on the board of directors that they controlled—to Lanier. This created an obvious conflict of loyalties for Lanier, putting him in charge of internal security for one AAA while holding a seat on the board of another. Fuchi security managers ran around like headless chickens trying to prepare contingency plans, but there was greater chaos in store. The same will gave Villiers Fuchi shares amounting to control of another two percent of the company.
虽然卢内尔的新职位更重脑力而不是体力,但他天生的才智、对细节的关注,以及狙击手必须的耐心和精准,让他在富池得到迅速提拔。他在之后十年内成为了公司的内部安全主管。作为维里斯的左右手,卢内尔天才而复杂的安保方案不但挫败了外部威胁(比如狂奔者),还维持了当时三个争夺富池控制权的家族间微妙的平衡:维里斯、山名、中臣。
2057年黑牙总统的死亡改变了迈尔斯·卢内尔的一切——至少,当时的人一定是这么认为。黑牙遗嘱中的一项赠与把这头飞龙名下四百万的联络股份——以及股份控制的理事会席位——留给了卢内尔。这造成了明显的忠诚质疑,卢内尔掌管着一家AAA的内部安全同时拥有另一家AAA的理事会席位。富池的安全管理者们像乱飞的无头苍蝇一样想要准备好突发事件应对计划,但还有更大的混乱在等着。同一份遗嘱给了维里斯相当于富池另外百分之二控制权的股份。
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The very same day, Fuchi’s talented director of internal security turned in his letter of resignation, opting instead for the cushy life of a Renraku executive. The close friendship that
Villiers and Lanier shared during their time at Fuchi dissolved in a public, heated argument. Lanier began launching a series of economic and shadow attacks against his former employer, using insider knowledge to score several former Fuchi subsidiaries for his new masters at Renraku. Fuchi sanctioned deniable assets to make several attempts on Lanier’s life, though none of them were successful. To no one’s surprise, Lanier turned out to be a hard man to kill, particularly for operatives who had in many cases been trained by him or at least worked with him.

Lanier jumping ship to Renraku was huge for both corporations, including all of the factions in Fuchi. For Renraku, it meant the opportunity to penetrate Fuchi’s security using Lanier’s intel and do some major damage to the competition, but it also raised the possibility of Lanier being a Fuchi plant. Renraku management did all the due diligence they could, from round-the-clock surveillance to invasive background checks, and after two years of working with Lanier they came to trust him. For Yamana and Nakatomi, this meant that their rivals had gained a dangerous advantage, which caused them to work together for the first time in years. And for Villiers, Lanier’s apparent betrayal meant that the slim edge he had over his competitors was gone, and he had to act fast or risk losing it all.
> And for the rest of us, it meant that lots of shadowrunners got rich and stayed anonymous, while others became famous and dead .
> Fastjack
就在同一天,富池天才的内部安全主管递交了辞呈,选择了作为联络执行官的安逸生活。维里斯与卢内尔在富池共事所建立的深厚友谊在一场公开、激烈的争吵中破裂。卢内尔开始实行一系列针对前雇主的经济上和暗影中的攻击,利用内部信息为新主人联络打下了好几家富池子公司。富池也批准了几次利用可否认关系针对卢内尔性命的行动,但没有一次成功了。毫无意外,卢内尔是个很难杀掉的人,尤其是,很多情况下,这些执行者都由他训练或者至少和他共事过。
卢内尔的背叛到联络对两家公司,以及富池的所有子公司,都是件大事。对联络来说,这意味着有了利用卢内尔的智谋破环富池安保、给竞争对手重击的机会,但也增加了卢内尔是富池卧底的可能性。联络的管理层做了他们所有能做的功课,从24小时监视到深入的背景调查,在与卢内尔共事两年后,他们终于信任他。对山名和中臣来说,这意味着他们的对手获得了危险的优势,这让他们开始了几年间第一次合作。而对维里斯来说,这次明显的背叛代表着他对竞争者取得的微弱优势不复存在,他必须迅速行动,否则有失去一切的危险。
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>而对于我们其他人来说,这意味着许多狂奔者变成匿名的有钱人,还有其他变成了出名的死人。
>Fastjack
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While the shadow war between Renraku and Fuchi was waging, with Lanier apparently helping his new chums at Renraku dismantle his former employers, Villiers was very busy. Management purges in the offices and subsidiaries he directly controlled ensured that the only remaining employees were ones loyal to him. Meanwhile, Villiers began quietly buying up his own companies through shell corporations like Cambridge Holdings, Northwest Assets, Blue Cap Limited, and Blaze PLC. He did not limit his acquisitions to Fuchi subsidiaries, but expanded his holdings.
Finally, in June 2059, Fuchi brought Lanier before the corporate court on charges of industrial espionage. The emergency meeting of the Corporate Court required all justices to convene in person on Zurich-Orbital, with all justices physically present and the deliberation taking place under Matrix silence.

> this incident is one of the times we’ve come closest to all-out corporate warfare . renraku chatter seemed to indicate that they were preparing a preemptive military strike against Fuchi, with both primary combatants and all of the other AAAs involved in an elaborate strategic dance to ensure that their significant military assets were optimally positioned in case all hell broke loose . An omega order, emP strikes, and even the literal nuclear option were all on the table . obviously (and thankfully) it never came to that, although there were a few “border skirmishes” that became close calls in and of themselves .
> kia
当联络和富池间的暗影战争持续进行、卢内尔公开地帮新朋友瓦解前雇主之时,维里斯则十分忙碌。他直接控制的办公室和子公司进行着管理清洗,以确保剩下的都是只忠于他的雇员。
同时,维里斯开始悄悄通过诸如剑桥股份、西北资产、蓝帽有限公司还有烈焰公开股份有限公司之类的空壳公司买进自己公司的股份。他的收购不仅限于富池的子公司,而是扩大了自己的资产。
终于,在2059年6月,富池以工业间谍的罪名将卢内尔告上公司法庭。公司法庭紧急会议要求所有法官本人到苏黎世-轨道集合,所有法官亲自出席,协商在矩阵静默下进行。
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>这次事件是我们最接近全面公司战争的一次。联络言谈间似乎暗示他们准备对富池以武力先发制人,而主要战斗人员和牵扯到的AAA都制定了详尽的策略,你来我往,以确保事态失控时他们的重要军事设施站在优势方。欧米伽禁令、EMP攻击,甚至字面意义上的核打击都被抬上了桌面。当然(也是幸好),事情从没到那个地步,尽管也有若干“边境冲突”本身就是千钧一发。
>Kia
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Eighteen hours of tense silence later, the court finally handed down its decision. Lanier was ordered to sell his four million shares of Renraku stock to the Z-O Gemeinschaft bank at slightly below market value (causing Renraku stock prices to plummet), resign from Renraku, and turn himself over to Fuchi internal security. The decision, which bought Fuchi some time against Renraku but left the battle lines within the corporation more clearly drawn than ever, caused many of the participants to blink in confusion, but not Villiers and Lanier. Of course, as we now know, the entire thing was possibly the greatest long con perpetrated in the entire 21st century, orchestrated by Villiers and Lanier working together to weaken Fuchi and Renraku and fund the birth of Novatech.
In September 2059, on White Monday during the Tokyo stock market crash, Richard Villiers finished his masterstroke. He formed Novatech Incorporated after dumping his Fuchi shares, sold the first half to make the stock price plummet, then he let go of the remaining half after Nakatomi and Yamana raised the price with a bidding war.

> What mr . Bonds is leaving out is that it was villiers who orchestrated the White monday crash in the first place .
> Plan 9

> A “fact” most likely omitted due to the complete lack of any kind of supporting evidence .
> snopes
十八个小时紧张的静默后,法庭终于给出了裁决。卢内尔被指令以略低于市场的价格将他的四百万联络股份卖给Z-O共同体银行(让联络的股价大跌)、从联络辞职,并把自己交给富池内部安保。这个决定给了富池一点对抗联络的时间,但也让公司内的争端更泾渭分明,许多参与者只能茫然地眨眼,但不是维里斯和卢内尔。当然,我们现在知道,整件事可能是21世纪最大的长线骗局,由维里斯和卢内尔共同策划,目的是削弱富池和联络,并为超星科技的诞生提供资金。
2059年9月,在东京股市市场崩盘期间,圣灵降临节*那一天,维里斯完成了他的神来之笔。他在抛售了自己的富池股份后成立了超星科技公司,卖出的一半让股价大跌,然后他在中臣和山名以竞价战争提升股价后卖出剩余的一半股份。
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>Mr. Bonds没说的是,一开始就是维里斯策划了圣灵降临节的崩盘。
>Plan 9
>这个“事实”会被大多数人忽略,因为没有任何形式的证据支撑。
>Snopes
*译注:原文为White Monday。
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The final twist of the knife was that Villiers had regained control of JRJ International and hence gained control of Fuchi’s seat on the Corporate Court, as well as the justice who controlled it (who was a Villiers loyalist). The remainder of Fuchi fell apart, with Yamana and Nakatomi fighting each other tooth and claw over what was left. The remnants of the company eventually fell to Renraku and Shiawase to pick over. In a single brilliant move, Villiers had weakened Renraku significantly and destroyed Fuchi. His first action after forming Novatech was to bring Lanier on board as his head of security, letting the entire world in on the deception. The tactic of sabotaging your own position/organization while secretly building something stronger and better became known as the Villiers Maneuver.

> everyone understands why this is important, right? People don’t crush corporations—corporations crush people . villiers, with lanier as his morethan-able accomplice, is the exception, proving the rule or not .
> Baka dabora
撒在伤口上的最后一把盐是维里斯重新获得了JRJ国际的控制权,进而控制了富池在公司法庭的席位,以及掌管法庭的法官(也是维里斯的忠实支持者)。富池剩下的部分分崩离析,山名和中臣彼此撕咬,争夺残羹。这家公司的残余最终落到了联络和幸福手中。仅凭一次绝妙的策划维里斯就重创了联络、摧毁了富池。他在成立超星科技后第一件事就是让卢内尔成为自己的安全主管,也让全世界知道了骗局的真相。这种破坏自己的地位/组织、暗中建立更强大力量的策略被称为维里斯动作(Villiers Maneuver)。
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>所有人都理解为何这次事件如此重要,是吧?人不能整垮公司——只有公司整垮人。而维里斯,以及他的帮手,能力超常的卢内尔,则是个例外,不管这个例外是否有证明这条法则*。
> Baka dabora
*译注:俗语Exception that proves the rule
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The newly formed Novatech was lean and mean, but its initial success was short lived. Even with the billions he’d made from deft stock transactions, Villiers had borrowed a lot of money to execute the last phase of his plan, and he was under attack from multiple quarters as the other megas reacted to the newest threat. One unusual angle of attack was Art Dankwalther, a former Fuchi employee who blamed Villiers for the destruction of the corporation and of his life. Dankwalther intentionally styled himself as Villiers’ arch-nemesis. With all of his assets under attack, Villiers was forced to take Novatech public, offering twenty percent of its stock in an initial public offering in the hope of gaining enough liquidity to counterattack and keep Novatech afloat.

> dankwalther was only able to launch his attacks on villiers because of funds left to him by dunkelzahn’s will . that means the Big d was responsible for originating villiers’, lanier’s, and dankwalther’s parts in the sordid little corporate drama that unfolded . It’s a shame we’ll never know why .
> Frosty
虽然新成立的超星科技精简高效,但它最初的成功没持续多久。尽管熟练的股市交易给了他数十亿,维里斯还是得借一大笔钱执行计划的最终阶段,同时其它超企也在应对这个最新的威胁,维里斯遭到了各方袭击。一个不同寻常的袭击者是亚特·丹克瓦特,前富池雇员,他将公司和人生的毁灭归罪于维里斯。丹克瓦特刻意将自己塑造为维里斯的死敌。维里斯所有的资产都受到了袭击,他被迫将超星科技公开上市,首次公开发行提供了百分之二十的股份,以求获得足够的流动资金应对袭击、维持超星科技。
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>丹克瓦特能够进行袭击的唯一原因是黑牙遗嘱中留给他的资金。这表明大D该对维里斯、卢内尔还有丹克瓦特引起的这次丑陋的公司小争端负责。真遗憾我们不知道为什么。
>Frosty
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It was during Novatech’s IPO that Crash 2.0 happened. As Villiers had been the first to react to the commercial release of the first generation cyberterminal, so too was he one of the first to realize the incredible marketability of WiFi Matrix technology, especially in a post-Crash society. Before the dust of Crash 2.0 had settled, Villiers had made arrangements with Anders Malmstein of Transys-Erika, a corporation pioneering the bleeding edge in communications technology with its WMI (Wireless Matrix Initiative). Their partnership resulted in NeoNET, a name that surely needs no introduction, rising from the ashes with Villiers at the helm yet again. Anders Malmstein retained a controlling interest, with Celedyr, the great dragon behind Transys-Erika partner Transys Neuronet, holding onto only a minority share. (Art Dankwalther, incidentally, didn’t survive Crash 2.0, courtesy of a Corporate Court Omega Order and subsequent Thor shot.)

> ouch .
> kane
正是在超星科技的IPO期间发生了崩溃2.0。维里斯是第一个对初代赛博终端的商业发布作出反应的人,他同样也是第一批意识到WiFi矩阵技术无与伦比的市场性——尤其是在后奔溃社会里——的人之一。在崩溃2.0尘埃落定之前,维里斯就和超统-艾瑞卡——一家以其WMI(无线矩阵倡议)成为通讯技术领域前沿先锋的公司——的安德斯·马斯坦签订了协议。他们的合作诞生了新网,这个名字毋须介绍,新网从灰烬中诞生,维里斯再次成为掌舵人。安德斯·马斯坦保有控制股权,而塞勒迪尔,超统-艾瑞卡的合作伙伴超统神经网络背后的巨龙,只握有最少量的股份。(亚特·丹克瓦特由于意外没活过崩溃2.0,感谢公司法庭的欧米伽禁令和随后的托尔导弹。)
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>嗷。
>Kane
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At present, Richard Villiers is the chief executive officer of NeoNET, with Anders Malmstein the chairman of the board. Villiers holds the largest single share of the company by a narrow margin, with 22 percent. Malmstein holds 18 percent, the great dragon Celedyr holds 13.5 percent, Trans-Latvian enterprises holds 11 percent, and tens of thousands of other small stakeholders control another 24.5 percent. Miles Lanier holds a 4 percent stake—small potatoes (although small potatoes in this case means millions upon millions of nuyen), but exactly enough to tip the balance in favor of one of the other stakeholders. The remaining 7 percent of the corporation belongs to Samantha Villiers, Richard’s ex-wife.
Besides Miles Lanier, there are only a few people that Villiers trusts, and most of those people are immediate relatives. Samantha Villiers and her husband were divorced largely because they were too much alike, which speaks volumes about her. Like her ex-husband, she is charming, ambitious, and utterly ruthless. While they have maintained amiable relations for a divorced couple—even dating one another on and off, with a mutual attraction that continues to flare up from time to time, according to the tabloids—Samantha has been anything but a willing accomplice for her husband’s schemes. In addition to being the operational director of NeoNET Seattle, she has projects of her own to advance (when she is not thwarting his agenda for the hell of it). Recently, the “woman behind the man” has been making corporate acquisitions of her own outside of the NeoNET umbrella.
Richard and Samantha had a daughter, Caroline Tara Villiers—shortened to just Cara—and the apple did not fall far from the tree. Cara Villiers has outgrown her teenage rebellious streak and is currently being groomed as Richard’s successor.

> that’s not quite the full story on the little princess or her “rebellious streak .” Back in 2053, she actually tried to assassinate her mother while under the influence—magical, psychotropic, or otherwise—of a terrorist policlub . the assassination attempt failed, and cara lost the use of a hand in the process . After that she ran the shadows for a while under the street name of rouge before coming back into the fold .
> kat o’ nine tales

> the bitch took everything she learned from our side of the tracks back with her to neonet, and now she’s running neonet’s black operations in seattle . If you meet with a neonet johnson, there’s at least a fifty/fifty chance that he’s answering to her . she has also been known to handle certain sensitive matters personally .
> riser
当前,理查德·维里斯是新网的首席执行官,安德斯·马斯坦是董事会主席。维里斯以微弱优势持有最大单一份额的股份,22%。马斯坦持有18%,巨龙塞勒迪尔13.5%,泛拉脱维亚公司11%,还有成千上万的小型持股人持有24.5%。迈尔斯·卢内尔持有4%的股份——算得上微不足道(但这里的微不足道是千百万的新円)。剩下7%的公司股份属于萨曼莎·维里斯,理查德的前妻。
除了迈尔斯·卢内尔,维里斯信任的人很少,这些人大部分是他的近亲。萨曼莎·维里斯和她的丈夫离婚很大程度是因为他们太过相似,这足以说明她的性格。和她的前夫一样,她有魅力、有野心,极其无情。虽然以离婚夫妇的标准来看,他们维持着相当友好的关系——甚至会偶尔和对方约会,时不时点燃相互的吸引力,这是小报的说法——但萨曼莎绝不会自愿成为她丈夫的帮手。除了作为新网西雅图的执行运营总监外,她还有自己的项目等着推进(当她没仅凭兴趣阻挠他的计划时)。最近,这位“男人背后的女性”正在新网的保护伞之外进行自己的公司收购。
理查德和萨曼莎有一个女儿,卡洛琳·塔拉·维里斯——简称为卡拉,而有其父必有其女,卡拉·维里斯已经度过了叛逆的青少年期,现在正被培养成为理查德的继任者。
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>这可不是这位小公主“叛逆期”的全部。在2053年,她在某个恐怖分子俱乐部影响之下——魔法、心理,或者别的——试图暗杀她的母亲。暗杀企图失败了,卡拉在过程中失去了一只手。之后她在暗影中行动了一阵,街头名号叫“嫣红”,之后才回归。
>Kat o'Nine Tales
>这个婊子把从我们这边学到的东西全部带回了新网,现在她管理着新网在西雅图的黑色勾当。如果你遇到一个新网的约翰逊,至少有50/50的概率是向她手下的。还知道她会亲自处理一些机密事项。
>Riser
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Villiers also had two siblings, Darren and Martin. Darren Villiers is a dwarf and an initiated adept, making him the only metahuman and the only Awakened individual in the Villiers family tree. He handled shadow ops first at Fuchi, then Novatech, and now NeoNET, acting as the sword to Lanier’s shield. Since then he has been promoted and transferred to NeoNET TransAsia. Darren’s recent decision to join the Knights of Rage, an organization that answers personally to Celedyr, has caused a significant strain in the relationship between the brothers, compounded by Darren’s assistance in Samantha’s plans for Asian expansion. Richard’s other sibling, Martin, is the only member of the family who is not a NeoNET employee. A wellknown philanthropist who has donated millions that he made during the Novatech IPO to various charitable organizations, he is rumored to have political aspirations and a good chance of realizing them. Richard and Martin are on amiable terms, but have little business interaction as Martin moves in entirely different spheres of influence.
So if those are Richard Villiers people, then who are Miles Lanier’s? No one. Lanier has several trusted employees, one friend (Villiers), and no family. He has never been a man who has formed personal relationships quickly, easily, or lightly.

> so is lanier gay then?
> kat o’ nine tales

> not according to any media speculation I’ve ever seen . And it’s not like we’re (generally speaking) living in the day and age where that kind of thing needs to be suppressed, either .
> sunshine

> I have it on good authority that miles lanier fathered an illegitimate child on a chiba prostitute in 2057 after his “defection” to renraku . he never publicly adopted or claimed the boy, or even lent him his name, but he did arrange for local shadow assets to protect the child when he was called before the corporate court in 2059 at the height of the Fuchi-renraku war, just before the dissolution of Fuchi . lanier kept tabs on his bastard until 2064, when crash 2 .0 permanently severed his channels of surveillance .
> Icarus

> how do you know this shit? I’m not even doubting it, just … what gives?
> slamm-0!

> damned if I know, omae, but I’d guess it’s not because he’s the mother .
> Pistons
维里斯还有两个兄弟,达伦和马丁。达伦·维里斯是个矮人兼启蒙修士,他是维里斯家谱中唯一的泛人类和觉醒者。他最初接手过富池的暗影行动,然后是超星科技的,现在则是新网的,卢内尔是盾,达伦则是剑。之后他被升职,转到了新网泛亚洲。达伦最近决定加入怒火骑士,一个直接听从塞勒迪尔的组织,这让兄弟关系明显紧张起来,达伦对萨曼莎的亚洲扩张计划的支持则更加雪上加霜。理查德另一个兄弟,马丁,是家族中唯一一个不是新网雇员的人。他是个著名的慈善家,将他在超星科技IPO中得到的上百万捐给了各种慈善机构。传说他有政治抱负,还很有可能实现。理查德和马丁关系友好,但几乎没有业务往来,毕竟马丁似乎在完全不同的影响圈子里活动。
这些就是理查德维里斯的家人,那么迈尔斯·卢内尔的呢?一个也没有。卢内尔有几个信得过的雇员,一个朋友(维里斯),没有家人。他从来不是一个能迅速、简单或者轻巧地建立私人关系的人。
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>那卢内尔是个同性恋?
>Kat o'Nine Tales
>根据我看过的任何媒体猜测,不是。我们(一般说来)现在也不是生活在这种需求要被压抑的年代。
>Sunshine
>我有权威来源确定迈尔斯·卢内尔2057年在有个古巴妓女所生的私生子,在他“叛逃”到联络之后。他从未公开收养或承认这个男孩,甚至没有给他姓氏,但他确实在2059年富池-联络战争进行到高潮、他被传唤到公司法庭时安排了当地的暗影资源保护这个孩子,就在富池解体前夜。直到2064年,卢内尔一直注意着他的私生子,崩溃2.0永久毁坏了他的监视渠道。
>Icarus
>你怎么直到这些烂事的?我没在怀疑,只是……怎么泄漏的?
>Slamm-0!
>我鬼知道,我猜不是因为他是孩子母亲,
>Pistons
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The fact that his boss is his only meaningful human relationship seems to have grated on Lanier over time. So has the reality that his entire life he has been defined by the media and the world as the sidekick and accomplice of a great man. He has not really been celebrated for his own accomplishments, even though Lanier was the one who orchestrated the ploy that weakened Renraku, eliminated Fuchi, and created Novatech from its bones. It’s hard to say what straw broke the camel’s back, but perhaps all of the chafing under the yoke finally amounted to something, because Miles Lanier has been AWOL from NeoNET for months. If Lanier’s disappearance is what it seems to be, it calls into question the fate of Lanier’s stock, which could decide the balance of power within the company. Additionally, Lanier’s absence has created a power vacuum at the point where the corporation’s interests meet the shadows, which Cara is slowly filling.

> I’m not sure that I buy the idea that simple jealousy was enough to undermine the dynamic duo’s friendship and cause lanier to jump ship . remember that these two have leveraged a public “falling out” to their advantage before .
> stone

> one other possibility is that lanier is aware of a danger to neonet’s security so fundamentally compromising that he must act on his own, without organizational support, to avoid tipping his hand . If that were true, it would raise the question of whether villiers even knew that lanier was still on his side .
> Fianchetto

> What could such a threat be?
> rigger X

> most likely internal . samantha’s ambitions, celedyr’s fringe projects, whoever the real owners of trans-latvian are . the possibilities are endless .
> Icarus

> Art dankwalther back from the dead, eliohann’s ghost …
> Plan 9

> oh would you shut up .
> snopes

> If we go with occam’s razor, a simpler explanation is that lanier simply wanted to go back to his roots, working in the field rather than behind a desk . call it the thirty-year itch . It happens .
> Picador
他唯一重视的朋友是他的老板这个事实似乎让他越来越烦恼。他整个人生都被媒体和世界定义为伟人搭档和帮手的现实也同样。他的成就从未被真正赞美过,哪怕是卢内尔安排的策略削弱了联络、摧毁了富池,并在富池的尸骨上创立了超星科技。很难说是哪根稻草压塌了骆驼背,但或许所有这些缰绳的压迫终于汇聚到了一起,因为卢内尔已经从新网AWOL*几个月了。如果卢内尔的失踪是它看起来那样,那么随着而来就是卢内尔股份的命运,这可能将决定公司内部的权力平衡。此外卢内尔的离开也在公司利益与暗影交汇处留下了权力真空,卡拉正在缓慢填补。

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>我不确定我接受这个说法,单纯的妒忌不足以破坏这对搭档的友谊,还让卢内尔叛变。要记得这两人之前也是利用公开“闹翻”达到自己的目的。
>Stone
>另一个可能性是卢内尔意识到新网的安保有从根基腐化的危险,他必须独自行动,拒绝公司支持,以免暴露他的手牌。如果这是真的,那么就有维里斯是否知道卢内尔还站在他一边这个问题了。
>Fianchetto
>这个威胁会是什么?
>Rigger X
>最可能是内部的。萨曼莎的野心,塞勒迪尔的边缘计划,不知真正所有者是谁的泛拉脱维亚。可能性无穷无尽。
>Icarus
>亚特·丹克瓦特死而复生,伊里奥海恩的鬼魂……
>Plan 9
>哦您能闭嘴吗。
>Snopes
>如果用奥卡姆剃刀原则,最简单的解释是卢内尔只是想要回到最初,参与实地工作而不是待在办公桌后。管它叫三十年之痒吧。会发生的。
>Picador
*译注:无故离职,Absent Without Official Leave
译注:某种意义上Plan9的脑洞真准……
译注:事实是迈尔斯·卢内尔在阿尔布开克感染了CFD。

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Regardless of the effects of Lanier’s continued absence on the corporation, it has had a significant deleterious effect on Villiers. The reality ironically parallels the charade that Villiers put on during Lanier’s “defection” to Renraku more than a decade ago. Villiers is isolated, his position is weakened, and he has no one to trust. While three of his family members are in
power within the corporation, all of them, like him, are serpents. Samantha and Darren have their own agenda of aggressive Asian expansion that conflicts with Richard’s desire to avoid a repeated war with the Japanacorps. The person Villiers can trust the most right now is his daughter Cara, but even that must be done warily, since Samantha may be trying to court her away from him. He certainly cannot trust Celedyr, Malmstein, Verghese, or any of the other shareholders.

> Alone and surrounded by enemies inside and out . It must feel like Fuchi all over again to villiers, a flashback to the bad old days when he didn’t know whether yamana or nakatomi would try to kill him first .
> Baka dabora
Nonetheless, Villiers continues to pursue his objectives to strengthen his control of the third megacorporation that he helped build. At present, from a strategic perspective and in no particular order, his priorities will probably be:
•   Monitor his ex-wife Samantha, particularly her involvement in Asia and her increasing interest in the same magical artifacts that Celedyr is after.
•   Monitor Celedyr to ensure that his frivolous and bizarre research projects don’t hemorrhage capital that could be better spent elsewhere, and that his Knights of Rage aren’t preparing to make a move against him for a greater stake in the corporation.
•   Punish small investment corporation Reality Inc. for their hostile acquisition of Cavalier Arms.
•   Block Swaraj Verghese’s expansion into Africa to prevent him from establishing an independent power base.
•   Maintain control of NeoNET’s financial structure through Novatech’s Boston HQ to make it more difficult for his enemies to disentangle his hands from the reins of the corporation.
•   Investigate Trans-Latvian Enterprises to discover its true owner and the threat that they represent. Popular theories include that they are a front for European Mafia, the secret society of vampires known as the Ordo Maximus, or the Roman Catholic Church.
•   Locate Miles Lanier.
不管卢内尔的持续失踪对公司有什么影响,它对维里斯的负面影响相当明显。现实讽刺地映照了十多年前维里斯在卢内尔“背叛”到联络期间的做戏。维里斯被孤立,他的地位被削弱,他无人可信任。虽然他有三个家族成员都在公司内手握重权,但所有人都和他一样是毒蛇。萨曼莎和达伦有在亚洲扩张的激进计划,而这与理查德想要避免与日本公司冲动的愿望相悖。维里斯现在最能相信的人就是他的女儿卡拉,但这份信任也夹杂着警惕,原因是萨曼莎可能试图将她从维里斯身边拉走。他必然不会信任塞勒迪尔、马斯坦、瓦吉斯(Verghese)*,又或是其它持股人。

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>孤立无援,内外都被敌人包围。对维里斯来说这感觉一定像富池重现,像是不知会是山名还是中臣先想杀掉他的那种糟糕过去的闪回。
>Baka Dabora
无论如何,维里斯继续追求他的目标,增强对自己帮助建立的第三家超企的控制权。当前,从策略层面来看,不分先后,他的优先事项或许是:
•监视他的前妻萨曼莎,尤其是她在亚洲的活动以及她对塞勒迪尔正在追求的奇物与日俱增的兴趣。
•监视塞勒迪尔,确保他那些琐碎又古怪的研究计划不会切掉最好花在其它方面的资金,确保他的怒火骑士不会为了更多公司股份对他动手。
•惩罚小型投资公司现实Inc.(Reality Inc. )对骑将武器( Cavalier Arms)的恶意并购。
•阻挡斯瓦拉杰·瓦吉斯在非洲的扩张,防止他建立独立的势力中心。
•通过超星科技波士顿总部维持对新网金融结构的控制,让他的敌人更难以将他的手从公司的缰绳上扯下。
•调查泛拉脱维亚公司,发现它的真正所有者以及他们代表的威胁。流行理论包括欧洲黑手党的伪装、也被称作至高结社( Ordo Maximus)的吸血鬼团体,还有罗马天主教会。
•定位迈尔斯·卢内尔
*译注:泛拉脱维亚对新网的股权代表。
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It was most likely one of these agendas, especially the first, second, or sixth, that Miles Lanier was pursuing when  he vanished from the public’s radar. Lanier was supposedly investigating Trans-Latvian when he vanished, but he could just as easily have been really pursuing one of Villiers’ other interests. Whatever he was doing and whatever it means, it puts the power duo in the most dangerous position they’ve been in since the corporate war of 2059. Of course, we all know how they came out of that one—on top.

> I know that lanier was being followed through europe for weeks by the knights of rage, celedyr’s pet gang, who were in turn being tracked by operatives of hildebrandt-kleinfort-Bernal, celedyr’s old enemies . recently, however, the team of knights that was tailing him was wiped out to a man . there’s no telling if it was villiers, hkB, or someone else .
> Frosty

> Any chance that lanier just got geeked? I know we established he’s hard to kill, but hard’s not the same thing as impossible, and he is getting up in years .
> hard exit

> doubtful . A man with his skills, his inside knowledge of villiers’ (and neonet’s) business, and his voting stock would be worth infinitely more to the competition alive .
> Fianchetto

> If lanier really is still working with villiers in secret, they must have some means of communication, something secret and secure . But even a dead drop or a cut-out would be difficult to maintain with someone as high profile as villiers .
> thorn

> you know, more than once, in london, in Berlin, and in yokohama, I’ve acted as a middle man arranging these jobs to sneak random crap of miniscule value—a keg, a crate of whiskey, a box of fuckin’ cocktail umbrellas—onto shipments bound for Boston . specifically, this fairly anonymous bar downtown . It didn’t pay conspicuously well, just slightly better than it should have, going by standard smugglers’ rates . I know from weight and negotiations that it was never guns, drugs, or Btls . just sayin’ .
> 2Xl
从公众雷达中消失时,迈尔斯·卢内尔很可能正在追寻这些计划中的一项,尤其是第一、第二和第六。他失踪时应当在调查泛拉脱维亚,但他实际上也可能在找寻维里斯的其它关注点。不管他那时在做什么、有什么意义,这都把这对权力搭档放到了自2059年公司战争以来最危险的位置。当然,我们都知道他们上次怎么结束的——高高在上。
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>我知道卢内尔在欧洲被怒火骑士,塞勒迪尔的宠物帮派,跟踪了几个星期,后者又被希尔德布兰特-克莱福特-博纳( Hildebrandt-Kleinfort-Bernal)——塞勒迪尔的老敌人——的特工跟踪。但最近,跟踪他的骑士队伍被消灭至仅剩一人。不清楚是维里斯、HKB还是别人干的。
>Frosty
>有可能卢内尔被弄死了吗?我知道我们对他很难杀掉有共识,但难和不可能不是一码事,而且他也老了。
>Hard Exit
>表示怀疑。一个有着他的技能、他对维里斯(还有新网)内部商业的了解,还有他的股权的人,对竞争对手来说活着要有价值得多。
>Fianchetto
如果卢内尔实际上是在秘密地为维里斯工作,他们一定有某种联络手段,某种秘密又安全的手段。但对维里斯这种高曝光率的人物来说,哪怕是死信箱(dead drop)或匿名信道(cut-out)都很难维持。
>Thorn
>知道不,不止一次,在伦敦、柏林、横滨,我都充当过中间人的角色安排这类工作,把一些微小价值的随机物件——一个酒桶、一箱威士忌、一盒TMD鸡尾酒小雨伞——偷运到送往波士顿的货船上。尤其指明了,这个相当无名的市中心酒吧。报酬不是特别高,只是比平常高一点,以走私者的标准。我从重量还有谈话知道那些绝对不是枪、摄入物或者BTL。就说说。
>2XL
译注:一点后续。马丁·维里斯在波士顿隔离区内。萨曼莎·维里斯在2077年被杀。
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