“Those who fight corruption should be clean themselves.”
JP (Pitbull) ————————-——-Highlander
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June 4th, 3021 : Following * “The Iron Dingoes” capture of the Armory/Auction House, a discussion began regarding the potential salvage found amidst the cargo stacked at the San Succi Auction Yard. Full salvage was impossible, but the large number of vehicles and support elements present were very valuable for the unit’s landholds, and their future plans for their new home in The District of Garcia. Using the “Buenaventura”, the unit could salavge large quantities of goods and supplies, though it would take weeks. They settled in a full-time guard of a lance of Mechs at each of the two sites, rotating them to give one lance off at any given 8-hour shift.
Captain Fionna Lord “Angel Frost” reported that she had taken command of the airfield’s assets and was in the process of loading aboard the “Dingoes’ Den” for transport. The salvage included a dozen Angel Light Strike Fighters six Guardian Fighters and six Warrior H-7 Attack Helicopters, though whether they would be turned over to the Sangrian Provisional Government government or not, remained undetermined. She had dispatched her Line Infantry and Armor into squads to secure the families of various pilots who were willing to evacuate with their planes to Garcia, along with their “rides”. She determined it could take a couple days. The unit also salvaged all the petrol they could take in portable fuel bladders stored in the starport’s warehouses.
June 5th, 3021 : Salvage of the Auction Yard began. The Buenaventura lifted-off from its hiding place in the southern jungles beautifully, and after a quick sub-orbital burn, landed at the Auction Site’s l landing pads, and the unit deployed its salvage crews, beginning with the books, educational materials and other “light” objects for salvage.
LtSG Massimo De Luca “Advocate” reported in from his landing at the starport, reporting formally to the unit’s Command Council that night. He reported that his mission to [Joshua’s Station and enlisting the aid of Karl Lotjonen had been cut short, due to the reported treason of Lotjonen and his company… Apparently, evidence surfaced that he had been backing an organization known as __*The Prinncipii"*_, , a non-violent movement that opposed the government of the Taurian Concordat in the way it treated its military. Apparently composed of many ex-military nationalists, they were tied to numerous bombings at Joshua’s Station, and when he was approached for questioning regarding the disappearance of a government Mech Prototype, fled the trade port with numerous assets and allies to the Pleiades Cluster. He was wanted for further questioning, but his exact whereabouts remained unknown.
June 6th, 3021 : Salvage continued. A tech approached the starport, requesting an opportunity to be hired by the Dingoes. Claiming to be a former AeroTech from the facility, Mechwarrior Pol Baca “Templar” took the initiative to track down the starport’s personnel offices and down-load the computer personnel files to verify the matter. Turned out the man was telling the truth, and according to his files was actually very good at his job (an Elite-rated Tech). Although the unit toyed with the idea of tracking-down several members of the former technical teams, they realized their units were spread very thin, and they couldn’t guarantee anyone was currently at their listed addresses.
June 7th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Reports came in of several DropShips landing west of the pass leading into the Cauca District.Military and civil communications across the district reported a large raiding force of Mechs, that was looting the district capital of Armenia. Exact numbers remained unconfirmed.
June 8th, 3021 : Salvage continued. As the communications from the raiding force seemed to indicate the force was headed north towards the Antiguia District, the unit attempted to contact the government in the district to warn them of the approaching force. They succeeded, and were informed that the 1st Royal Armored Battalion* guarding the mines and power stations was ready for whatever might face them.
June 9th, 3021 : Salvage continued. The unit tried to contact the Antiguia offices of Indumil, but were unable to make any contact. The unknown Mech force had moved into the Antiguia District, and were y towards the power plants and military base in the northwest portion of the district. Plans to intervene were discussed, but it was again decided that the unit were too stretched thin to try and take more responsibility.
June 10th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Solar flares began to wreak havoc with the communications grid, shutting down entire sections, nation-wide.
June 11th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Reports came in about the industrial sector of the city ( San Succi ) being in flames. Entire factories were going-up, and the fire-fighting crews were unable to stop it, and had abandoned the effort. Within days, the industrial sector of the city would be destroyed…
June 12th, 3021 : Salvage continued. A scout was captured trying to infiltrate the starport’s security. The man claimed to be an envoy from General Pierre Garza, who had taken over the former government buildings downtown, and was gathering the “…true government of Sangria…”.was released and told to inform the good general, that the Dingoes were not impressed.
June 13th, 3021 : Salvage continued. ComStar sent a communication to the Dingoes, requesting landing privileges at the starport, and a space in the complex for at least four days to assess the damages the solar flare had done to the communications network. The unit were jokingly afraid that Comstar might be engaging in a little “Dingo Watch!” action, but relented. Adept Jemma Starling arrived via Karnov UR Transport, introduced herself, and began deploying small squads of techs and Comstar infantry as guards to assess the city’s damage.
June 14th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Rumours were over-heard regarding “The Sangrian Curse”, that no government ever lasted long in the nation, and how they always tear themselves apart. Rumor also hinted that tinfoil hats keep the microwave beams of Comstar from reading your minds…
June 15th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Rumors began to circulate that there was a growing threat of a plague in the city. A zombie plague.
Late in the day, a mob of several hundred civilians from the city gathered at the salvage site of the Auction Yard. Initially speaking with MechWarrior Faith Whinyates, they were referred to Colonel Michael Ruxbondy “Paladin” who was present and on guard at the site at the time. He agonized with what to do for some time. Eventually, her convinced them, via loudspeaker, that there was no food or aid for them, but that they needed to go see General Garza at the government complex, and he could see to their needs. Most left, but a group of around 150 wouldn’t leave, convinced there was food and water available at the salvage site. Eventualy, the CO called in Doctor Carolyn Lamb and some paramedic squads to assess the remaining individuals, and they promptly determined the group was suffering from acute arsenic poisoning among other ailments. The group of survivors was given an offer of evacuation from the city, and salvage work was delayed a day, while the unit’s Planetlifter Air Transports were used to ferry the civilians back to the starport. They were given supplies (50,000 Cs worth consumables), and camped in the hangars at the starport while salvage work proceeded.
June 16th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Though delayed, the unit once more began salvage work of the vehicles and supplies remaining, when one squad found a forgotten cache of Mech armor, parts and other supplies in one corner of the Auction Yard.
Late that night, the power grid went down completely, amid garbled communications on coded military frequencies. Apparently, the unknown Mech force had reached the defenders of the power plants, and quickly over-powered them with “…rampaging Mechs in the hundreds…”… Whatever the truth, the power grid went down and seemed destined to stay down.
June 17th, 3021 : Another group of several hundred civilians approached the savage site in a mob, and were quickly dispersed in exactly the same fashion as before. Just over a hundred civilians refused to go, were examined by Doctor Lamb and the paramedic squads, and the decision was made to transport them to the starport for evaluation and treatment. This delayed actions for another day, as the salvage transports were suborned for another series of flights to and from the site ferrying civilians.
June 18th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Adept Starling thanked the Dingoes for their protection and reported the network seemed inoperable for the time being. She also reported they were headed west and then north, and that she would likely meet them again in Garcia…
June 19th, 3021 : Salvage continued. Another group of civilians approached the starport, but all were convinced to travel to the government complex and speak to General Garza.
June 20th, 3021 : Reports came in early morning, that unknown infantry had begun to test the defenses of the DropShips parked at the starport, but * “The Cerberus Command” easily repelled them. It was reported they seemed only concerned with testing the defenses of the Dingoes and nothing else.
June 21st, 3021 : Salvage continued. Another early morning probe by similar forces occurred, again nothing serious, but still concerning in its implications.
June 22nd, 3021 : Salvage complete. The lead salvage forces reported that they had managed to get everything on the Dingoes lists loaded and shipped back to their holdings at * Landhold : Garrison.
Individuals that had infiltrated the Indumil factory, but had been left until focus could be made on the facility, were apprehended by the unit’s Marines Force, They turned-out to be the former manager of the factory, his assistant, several mechanics and their families. The group were quickly offered transport out of the city and the offer of employment, one way or another, once the Dingoes had returned to Garcia.
The salvagers quickly began working to salvage what lines they could, and with the assistance of the former manager, quickly salvaged the five important lines; the “Gray Iron Processing Facility, the Munitions Line, the Weapons Kits Line, and the HG-762 “Holy Grail” Assault Rifle Line with its IMC-40 G attachment Line. The unit took the risk of damage to the Lines, but successfully salvaged the already mothballed equipment, and began loading it on-board the Buenaventura.
June 23rd, 3021 : Salvage of the factory Lines proceeded at a rapid pace, and by late in the evening, everything was loaded, and the unit’s Mechs departed for the starport to load-up as the whole fleet clawed from their landing areas into low orbit, for a re-landing at their makeshift landing area in Garrison.
The unit began looking for some needed down-time and quiet assessment of their position…