|“||Nobody ever leaves Night City. Except in a body bag.||„|
— Bes Isis, Cyberpunk Red Worldbook
Bes Isis formally went by Nancy while the keyboardist for the band Samurai. She was a member of the band until 2008 when she spent seven months in jail for throwing her abusive husband out of their 83rd story apartment through the window. During her incarceration, the band was dissolved and at some point, after her release, she took on the name Bes Isis and became a major media presence on Network 54. Sometime in 2011, Bes Isis was in Mexico City, working on a story about the American Nomad underground in the region, specifically about the 1990s band Justifiable Homicide. While having a drink in a local bar, with the band, a 16-year-old soldier came into the bar, giving a story about 600,000 Nomad workers marooned in South America, trying to get out by walking 3000 miles, in an event known as "The Long Walk". Bes Isis documented the story and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for it. Later, she participated in The Long Walk itself.
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- Home of the Brave p.41: "Bes Isis was in town doing a piece on the Nomad underground. She was in the bar having a drink, talking with the band, when an emaciated sixteen year-old kid walked into the bar and fell flat. Looking outside, the band found a military-issue cycle. Revived by Bes Isis, he told the story of six hundred thousand people marooned in the SouthAm. Some of them were trying to get out by WALKING almost three thousand miles to get home. The story was well-documented, and Bes Isis was nominated for a Pulitzer. The members of Justifiable Homicide stole six truckloads of perishables and supplies and went to meet the Nomads who had begun "The Long Walk." The band, and Isis as well, joined in the Walk. For six months the band lived and worked with the Nomads. Two members died in the violent clashes along the way."
MACDONALD, M. Home of the Brave. 1st ed. Berkeley CA: R. Talsorian Games. 1992