New Cedarville, Manistique Imperium
November 24th, 109 P.A.
In twenty minutes Colonel Val arrives and hands Sparky a data pad. She wish’s the group luck, tells you to not lose the Communicator and urges you to head out ASAP. You’ll be compensated for expenses once in New Medora.
The Communicator beeps and a holo display of Val appears. It states:
”The Tomorrow Legion has come into possession of an enigmatic piece of hardware: the partial head and torso of a powerful combat robot of unknown origin. Second-hand reports to the Legion tell of a supposed encounter that suggests the high-tech automaton belongs to a much larger legion of automatons.
The TL is worried about a new threat and has one of their SET teams taking the hardware to an expert to study it to determine whether it is of Rifts Earth construction or from somewhere else in the vast Megaverse.
Top Chief Elle of Owls has assigned a team of Legionnaires to safeguard the package while transporting it to one of the most experienced robotics experts in North America for analysis.
On their way the Legionnaires stopped by New Cedarville this morning.
The Legionnaires asked Argent Goodson to inspect the machine and tell them if he could determine anything about it. The Titan CEO did a thorough investigation. Once finished, he informed the Legionnaires the automaton is most definitely of extra-dimensional origin and offered to purchase the artifact for the sum of five million credits.
Instead they headed off towards Old Bones, in old Michigan. In a gifted APC Goodson gave them as a way of supporting the Legion, whom we generally get along with. Obviously the Legion members excepted the vehicle and happily went on their way towards Old Bones. … obviously.
Anyway, the APC has a tracking device in it. This Communicator not only lets me talk to you, it will track the SET.
Your job is to catch up to them. Take the machine from them.
Argent Goodson doesn’t care if you kill or incapacitate the Legion. Just make sure a few or all live and destroy the vehicle he gave them, steal the cargo and leave a storage unit nearby for them to find.
Priority one. Steal the cargo. Priority two have them find the storage unit.
Afterwards get the stolen cargo to New Medora. Where I’ll meet you and we will get on with your new jobs.
There is a vehicle here for you to utilize on this mission. The Communicator will display its location and access codes. In the vehicle is the storage unit you’ll be dropping off. The vehicle can also carry the stolen machine.
With that the Communicator holo displays where the vehicle it, about 400 feet away from you.
The vehicle. See Supplies Forum here: https://savagerifts.com/sr/viewtopic.php?p=82462#p82462
Once assembled at the vehicle (I assume you’ll be traveling with this A. Mammoth vehicle, B. gnome power armor and C. Stompy) you can head out after the TL SET.
With the ATV loaded (storage unit and some general gear like provisions) the team is free to move out towards Old Bones and after the SET. Travel through the Manistique Imperium and Northern Gun is a breeze, they have a fully functioning highway system and frequent patrols by well armed mercenaries. In some ways Northern Gun is more secure than any Coalition State. However, once past the border zone the highways disappear and the terrain becomes dense woodlands as you head south towards Old Bones. CS aircraft occasionally fly overhead but you know, unlike the patrols in Northern Gun, any contact between you and the CS will not likely go well. Roving herds if wild animals both native and not native to Earth may be in the woods.
- Navigator (-2 due to forests):
- Pilot (-2 due to forests):
The Communicator doesn’t help with Navigation but does a good job of showing the progress and location of the SET. They have, according to Val, the same type of vehicle, a Mammoth. It looks like they are approximately two hours ahead of you at any given point.
You’re traveling south through dense forests towards Milwaukee and eventually the ruins of old Chicago (Old Bones). Not quite technically CS area yet but they patrol it. Lake Michigan is to your east and occasionally you can see it. The weather is cold but not freezing. There is a few inches of snow but not enough to hamper the Mammoth. You enter the forest around noon.
Will you trail the SET and handle them in Old Bones or overtake them and encounter them before they get to Old Bones. FYI the SET won’t stop for tests and will push on until they arrive. So post roles and develop your plan in character. This first post will cover the first six hours.