Feb 20, 2020
This mission has been kicking around my head for a while because
I've always wanted to start a mission with an air drop. So why not
make that drop the ENTIRE MISSION?
MISSION REPORT: HOT
We’ve predicted that in a few
days a gap is going to appear in the orbital debris field for a
little under an hour. We’ve lined up some atmospheric cargo
shuttles to make the run, but our intel suggests that the <45th
Drop Troops/Sliver Of Civility Trading Company> [Choose the
squad that is most appropriate for your game] are doing the same,
so we need you to provide escort on short notice. We've arranged
for you and your AWVs to take a ride up the Tower to rendezvous
with our cargo shuttles.
As this is an orbital drop we’re
providing your AWVs with a disposable Drop Kit. This includes
maneuvering thrusters, deployable heat shielding, and an AWV
parachute. The kit’s ugly and awkward, but it’ll help you survive
the mission. If your AWV is already capable of airborne
maneuvering, feel free to jettison the Kit after you’ve used its
heat shielding to protect you from atmospheric re-entry.
The Breath of Faith [Tier 3W]:
The Faith's personal agents. How they are chosen is secret. They
are the few that can guarantee meetings with The Faith. GOAL: to
ensure that the new ruler will continue The Faith's
99th Intelligence Corps [Tier
1S]: A group of spies, hackers, and infiltrators. GOAL: to supply
allies with actionable intelligence.
45th Drop Troops [Tier 1W]:
Dedicated airborne and orbital drop troops that are sorely under
supplied. GOAL: Regain the ability to perform regular drop
Sliver Of Civility Trading
Company [Tier 1S]: Openly a trading company, but they are also
known to be smugglers. GOAL: to get rich through il/legal
Get the Cargo Shuttles safely to
the Target the cargo that they are escorting.
the cargo shuttles to Hulinton undamaged.
damage the Tower.
damage Hulinton when you arrive.
- Holdmates: The Target and their AWVs are on the
same Tower trip as the pilots, and are even in the same cargo hold!
The trip is neutral territory, and any trouble will cause problems
for perpetrators’ superiors.
Sword Wing: the ace Norrish airborne squad learns about the debris
gap, but too late to arrange a cargo drop. Instead they are on
station to shoot down any enemy vehicles trying to take advantage
of the gap.
Heard’s AA battery: Seeing the Sword Wing approach Jovangellian
territory has put the Heard on high alert. They’ve brought out
their anti-aircraft weapons to deal with any non-Jovangellian
- Sister Sabin Hayabusa (she/her): Myriad cargo
shuttle pilot. Brown skin, scarred face, Cold eyes, Military hair,
Skinny body, Formal garb.
- Lieutenant Katriel Cruz (she/her): 45th Drop
Troops officer. White skin, rugged face, Trusting eyes, Punk hair,
Voluptuous body, Military garb.
- Transport Lead Euclidean Calamity (they/them):
Sliver of Civility supervisor. Dark skin, beautiful face, Cold
eyes, Poofy hair, Voluptuous body, Formal garb.
Vicario Naan (he/him): Sword Wing ace. Light brown skin, Rugged
face, Uncertain eyes, Slick hair, Voluptuous body, Ornate
- Captain Ohio Garden (they/them): Heard
commander. Brown skin, young face, Uncertain eyes, Military hair,
Skinny body, Ornate garb.
Drop Kit: This piece of Vehicle gear is comprised of 3 parts:
Maneuvering thrusters, heat shielding, and an AWV parachute. Each
part is 1 Load and can be voluntarily jettisoned at any time. This
is in addition to a Vehicle’s normal Load, so every Vehicle will
count as a heavier Load rating with the changes to fictional
positioning to match. For example most Light Vehicles (normally
Load 3) will count as Heavy (Load 6) while equipped with all 3
parts of the Drop Kit, and Medium (Load 5) after 1 or 2 have been
Cargo Shuttles: unarmed, and clumsy the only thing going for them
is that they are rugged. The 3 of them could probably get through
the debris field on their own, but with the possibility of enemy
interference, they absolutely need an escort. Their health should
be represented by a 6 tick clock, and with every two ticks filled,
one of them is destroyed.
Drop Troops: This squad has been tasked with essentially the same
role as the pilots, but they are specifically trained and equipped
for the mission. They will fight hard to succeed so that they
receive the supplies they need to do the job they were trained
- Sliver of Civility Trading Trading Company:
This squad has brought their own tricked out smuggler shuttles to
get their Faction’s supplies to the ground safely. This is what
they do, and they are very good at it.
Debris Field Gap: The debris field that surrounds the “Earth” is a
hazard to anything that tries to exist in the same vicinity. The
gaps that form aren’t completely empty, but are clear enough for
vehicles to pass through at risk.
- Atmospheric re-entry: Once the Debris Field is
cleared, the Squad and Cargo Shuttles will hit atmosphere and begin
to heat up. This causes Level 3 Damage “Fried.” The Heat Shielding
will negate this when deployed, but armor and resisting can be used