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A game about the pilots of powerful machines in a war that dominates every facet of life. They are trying to do their time and part, and get out physically and mentally intact. The organizations that perpetuate the War through all of known space are too incomprehensibly huge to take down. There is no “winning” the War, there is only surviving it.

These are their stories.

Mission Report 01: The Death of Saint Gertrude

Nov 4, 2018

Here's the first Mission Report for The Cenotaph. I hope you find it useful!
MISSION 01: The Death of Saint Gertrude

BRIEFING: Journey City’s Broken Bank is full of rampant apps and proxies. A fire team of March of Saints AWVs with infantry support led by St Gertrude (saint of curators) got wiped out there in a battle with Lady Elreth. It’s unclear why the fire team was in the area when they got unlucky and the Goddess of War and Death found them. Find out what they were doing there. Intel says that The Raccoons are also seeking the battle site for salvage.

EMPLOYER: Bishop Finmal (Tier 1W) of the Church of the Celestial Myriad. Dedicated to the idea that the faithful can coexist with non-believers. GOAL: to build bridges between the factions.

TARGET: The Raccoons (Tier 1S) of the Jovangellian Empire. They are at two separate battle sites in the Broken Bank. Two light Ape combat AWVs are guarding and helping an Elephant heavy cargo AWV load wreckage onto its flatbed. A couple blocks away is a Wolf medium officer's AWV and two more Apes looking through more ruined AWVs. They are primarily interested in securing the salvage.

OBJECTIVE: Find out why Saint Gertrude was snooping around the Broken Bank.

ROE: NO threatening, or employing force against civilians; NO firing upon or presenting as a clearly marked medical transport or facility; NO Preemptive use of force against hostile or potentially hostile targets.

COMPLICATION:

  • Proxies and apps from the Broken Bank.
  • The intel St Gertrude was acting on is on an encrypted Quantum Drive in her AWV.
  • Her AWV is not easily identified due to its battle damage.
  • The ruined buildings in the Broken Bank are often prone to collapse.

CHARACTERS

  • Denari Goleon, cargo pilot of The Racoons. Mid 20s. He’s new to The Raccoons. Has a background in shipping. Dark skin, blonde dreads with white/pink/pale blue beads, small, slight build. Wears pale blue coveralls. He/Him.
  • Sargeant Villeneuve Hyouga, experienced NCO of The Raccoons. Mid 30s, strong build, brown skin, bald head, round features. Wears a white tank top, blue jeans, and a bomber jacket. They/them.

CHALLENGES

  • The rampant proxies and apps native to the Broken Bank.
  • The two groups of Raccoon AWVs.
  • Finding St Gertrude's AWV.
  • Extracting the intel from St Gertrude's AWV.
  • Collapsing ruined buildings.