Just a few quick points:
1) If you guys want to collaborate on a conversation post via PM then that's fine with me. I know some people like to do that, some don't. I'm easy.
2) Feel free to ask for rolls (or even make them yourselves - I can always ignore the inappropriate ones). By this I mean if you're wondering if you know something, if you can put 2 and 2 together or whatever then feel free to make a roll that seems appropriate/ask me to make you a roll. It's a fine line between what to roll and what not to and I don't want to veer too far into making you roll Mind for every thought your character has. In short, I'm prepared to be pretty chilled about even a low Mind character having good ideas. However, there are obviously some things you don't know about the game world that its possible your characters would. In those cases (I'm thinking here of e.g. accounting practices for Norm and Miyo) then just shout me and I'll let you know what and if to roll.
3) Bran's friend Katy: UA is set in the real world and I have no objection to you guys knowing people. The limit - and for the avoidance of doubt Riveda is on the correct side of it - is their usefulness. All of your friends, colleagues, relations etc. are useless. None of them have skills or abilities to distinguish them greatly from the herd. If you want a friend who is a genius, a politician or incredibly wealthy then that is done through the skills system. For example, imagine Katy wasn't simply Bran's classmate but was a professional call girl. In that case, Riveda would need to buy a Soul skill called "Knows a Call Girl" or something similar. Calling in a favour from her would be a roll. Hope that makes sense, shout if it doesn't.