Jul 29, 2020
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Briefing: Trans-Horizons has received word of a horrible
mishap with one of its offworld shipments! It appears a type of
vermin native to Izya (specifically the Journey City sewers) had
found its way into the vessel and gorged itself on the expensive
rare Izyan produce inside all the way to its destination. However,
when God closes a door he often forgets to lock it and the beast’s
escape from the ship put it in the path of a famed ExInc socialite
who declared it adorable and set off a massive demand across ExInc
space. Is this job glamorous? No, but it’s easy money and the only
known activity down there is some Squaddies, so get a cage and go
Employer: Takuma Transportation Solutions (Tier III,
Squaddies? (Tier I, Independent)
Objective: Capture and contain a breeding population of
employment of chemical, biological, or explosive weaponry
(especially the latter). The Gremlins are not to be purposefully
harmed. Path Cascade is to be eliminated on sight (Trans-Horizons
makes exceptions for that particular gremlin).
Squaddies are already dead by the time the squad gets there,
eliminated by a unit of the 99th Intelligence Group (Tier I) led by
operatives ‘Montressor’ and ‘Fortunado’ here to intercept a DFS
Scientist’s defection to the Adamant Council of Nor.
Knives of Nor (Tier II) are waiting for a cadre of corrupt Burden
(Tier II) members to escort the scientist to their position in a
cistern where they intend to smuggle them to a safehouse on their
way to Might.
Burden members are planning a double cross on the Nor and intend to
ransom the scientist to the highest bidder along with any Knives
gear they can loot off the bodies.
of these groups are going to believe the squad is only here to
catch some Gremlins and will attempt to deal with them in different
99th’s operatives will attempt to engage the squad in cryptic
tradespeak until their charges get frustrated and try to scare them
Knives will attempt to play them against the Burden in an attempt
to get the scientist for less cost than paying the
Burden will try to kill the squad outright, believing the Knives
got wind of their planned betrayal and hired the squad to take them
Gremlins are rabbit-sized reptilians with iridescent scales and
bioelectric traits that essentially make them immune to electrical
shock, this gives them their names as they have a fondness for
chewing on vital power cables. Due to this they’re usually killed
or scared off on sight by anyone familiar with the infrastructural
threat they pose.
constraints of the sewers mean only light vehicles at most can
access them without causing structural damage and risking a
potential cave in.
Nor getaway vehicle is an airboat with passenger space and cargo
space along with a machine gun turret controlled by a targeting app
linked to the team leader’s palm computer. Unbeknownst to the
Knives, a Gremlin has gotten into the internal systems of the
targeting computer housing the app and the resulting damage has
destroyed its friend or foe programming, creating a bloodbath
waiting to be activated.
scientist himself-if secured-will quickly agree to become an ExInc
asset and keeping him alive becomes a secondary objective, he can
also be handed over to any of the three parties if friendly or
neutral with the squad for a status increase.
- Montressor (She/Her) and Fortunado (He/Him),
99th Intelligence Group lead agents, features obscured behind
tactical gear other than Montressor being short and stocky while
Fortunado is tall and thin. Montressor is gregarious yet
calculating while the less experienced Fortunado is a bag of nerves
for his first field operation.
- Diplomat-Class Citizen Celestine McClain
(She/Her), Knives of Nor lead operative, early 50’s, caucasian
features with a silver-grey bob haircut, wearing traditional
Norrish jumpsuit. A veteran diplomat and spy for the Knives,
Celestine’s experience is being clouded by an arrogant belief in
her superiority to native earthlings.
Magnum (They/Them), Burden Cell leader, late 20’s, latinx features,
shaved head, wearing scavenged military gear from multiple
factions, no less than a dozen dog tags of multiple squads are
attached to a necklace around their neck. Fiery and aggressive,
Jazz has been plotting against Celestine for a while and their
desire to get one over on the Offworlders has made them borderline
- Professor Oberlain Basilthorp (He/Him),
defecting DFS scientist, late 60’s, caucasian features, balding
white hair and thick eyebrows, walks with a cane, dressed in an
ostentatious cloak he believed would keep him hidden from view
during his escape. A prestigious name in the field of AWV R&D,
Prof. Basilthorp’s attempted defection is the result of his
prototype AWV design being discarded in favor of another, he keeps
the blueprints in a compartment in his cane.
three-way battle for the Professor.
- General disbelief at the squad’s
- Capturing the Gremlins.
haywire app controlling the boat turret.
- Extracting the Professor.