One session later, the nanobots are already proving to be mega-awesome.
Session started with Joshua the Savvyhead going into NO (which, we established, was actually Albuquerque) to scavenge firearms from a hunting shop. He starts working the locks when he notices a guy called Hugo, wiggling on the floor, vomiting blood, eyes all wide. Joshua kicks him around a little, and the guy dies. He opens his brain, and gets a vision of Hugo entering the city, finding his way into the mall, and scratching himself as he fiddles with the locks of a grocery store. Hours later, he's on the floor, dying. That's when the vision ends and Joshua starts to feel that annoying itch he gets every time he stays at NO for over an hour. He freaks out and leaves.
At the same time, a local merchant called Lala gets an audience with BBQ the hardholder, asking him to look at what happened to her brother Hugo, who took off a few days ago, promising he'll come back a wealthy man. BBQ's player uses OOC knowledge and says, "yeah, this guy, I know for a fact that he was found in NO". "Who told you that", she asks. "Oh, you know, that creepy Savvyhead fellow". So she freaks out. Obviously, she says, that freak killed her brother and left him somewhere in the wasteland, and for some reason the hardholder buys his bullshit story and lets him walk after a mock trial.
Later in the session, Lala barges into Joshua's workspace at the abandoned gas station outside of town, 9mm in hand, and pumps him full of lead. He gets a shot at her weapon hand and makes her leave when his harm clock is at 11:00, and not before she promises to be back with her brothers, and make him pay for what he did.
His driver friend Cobra comes to check on him later to find his friend all pierced and dying. The session ended with Cobra checking Joshua at a local doctor.
The players think that Lala character is crazy but sympathetic, so they want to be on her good side. Cobra's player plans on taking her to NO next session, to see her brother's body for herself and call off her vendetta against Joshua. Surely, when she inspects the body, she'll be able to see that the guy was just the victim of a strange, but natural disease.
Did I mention what a cool idea the bio-degrading nanobots are?