Aug 14, 2019
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Everyone’s favorite fascists, the Hammers, have recently completed
a recruitment drive in Might and are receiving supplies to properly
train their aspiring goon squad. Chief among them are state of the
art AR Modules loaded inside helmets that supply chemical
injections to the brain at the instructors’ discretion. Wholesome.
Sciolist and her virtual associates don’t quite cotton to that idea
and want you to hit the convoy en route from The Tower and either
destroy the helmets (good) or transmit a specially crafted virus
into the helmets (better).
Sciolist (Tier I S, Independent)
Hammers (Tier III S, Oligarchy)
Destroy or Subvert the Hammer training helmets.
ROE: No Non-Cop
Casualties. Don’t Take Any Helmets For Yourself. Don’t Snitch On
The Hammers are receiving help from a group of Squaddies trying to
get in Nor’s good books. A Burden cell wish to steal the
helmets to be reprogrammed for ‘interrogation’ purposes. The
Hammers have four ‘Pulsar Platinum’ Escort mechs with the delivery
truck and a LOT more waiting should it pass into the Autonomous
(They/Them) - A proxy affiliated with Sciolist, looks like a
chibified lightning bolt, insists the ! means you should say their
name with enthusiasm.
- Vassal-Aspirant Targos Ribas (He/Him) - Jack
Bauer-looking monster of a man, the current poster child of the
council’s efforts to ‘Educate’ Izyans on the Norrish way of life.
In other words an amoral bastard and career cop, in charge of the
convoy, piloting custom Pulsar Platinum ‘Adamant
‘Jock’ Philotes (He/Him) - Skinny, shifty, and crooked as they
come. Working with the Nor in exchange for favor in the ongoing
turf wars with the Rubble Runts and Burden, but despises Ribas due
to pre-War rivalry. Can be bribed to ‘chase a target of
opportunity’ away from the convoy with his cronies in exchange for
securing something valuable (supply points, a favor, securing
Adamant Justice for his own use).
- Jenassa Cirrus (She/Her) - Scarred, tan woman
with short green hair. Leader of the Burden Cell attempting to
steal and reprogram the helmets to use as ‘interrogation tools’
against offworlders. Can be convinced to go along with the virus
plan but will be enraged if any other plan occurs
of the four Pulsar Platinums are designed for running battles
making it imperative the team either be likewise fast or find a way
to blockade their routes (of which they will have several). Pulsars
are light mechs and come equipped with mobility suites and machine
guns, relying on speed and maneuverability to avoid enemy fire. The
Adamant Justice is the exception to this, being a medium version of
the frame armed with a forearm-mounted ‘Cockpit Piercer’ in lieu of
the machine gun and heavier armor.
Delivery Truck is armored and outfitted with internal electronic
warfare systems that will make seeding the virus into the helmets
difficult without staying near it (how near is GM’s discretion).
The Truck is likewise outfitted with a front-facing plow that can
ram into obstacles (barricades, mechs, and pilots most pertinently)
and 2 anti-personnel machine gun turrets.
- Jock’s unit consists of five unarmored goons
plus himself in two hovering patrol cars jury rigged into
armor-plated technicals intended to serve as forward scouts for the
convoy. The armor means they can take more hits but it reduces
their speed making them easier to hit, making them less of a threat
to mechs and more to the Burden forces and any pilots not in their
Burden cell has set up an ambush plan involving stolen garbage
trucks, one to block the street the Delivery Truck is driving down
and another to ram into it from a side street. They intend to use
anti-AWV infantry weapons from elevated positions on the buildings
on either side of the street to deal with the Pulsars. They have a
modified Agrarian armed with missiles and a heavy cannon as a trump
card hidden away to hit the convoy from behind.
- Jenassa Cirrus will inherently distrust any
squad not made up entirely of Izyans that approaches her with the
plan. Likewise she’ll immediately turn against any squad that
previously allied with her if she believes they’re veering off the
is relaying everything they see back to Sciolist and will gently
nudge the squad towards what they (Sciolist) wants to happen. If
the squad risks letting slip that Sciolist is involved in the
mission, Zap! will begin attempting to sneak their way into the
squad’s systems to acquire blackmail material for Sciolist to make
crossing them a mutually assured destruction scenario.