PDX Strangers for Hire
As far as anyone can tell, Cherry Soda is in fact an actual Cherry Coca-Cola machine set up just outside a corner store in a particularly low-class area of the Redmond Barrens. It’s covered with graffiti, and someone’s punched a big dent into the “Coca-” part of the front display image, and written “ain’t no cocaine here, motherfuckers!” in crude pen over that spot.
So far, Cherry Soda has dispensed the following items:
- A cold bottle containing warm (?) cola, inside which was a plastic-encased simchip. When slotted into a commlink, it updated the device to be able to communicate with the machine on a protected comm channel.
- A pristine, adorable, Furby doll.
Cherry Soda is known to make money on the side through opt-in discount magazine subscription offers.