Campaign of the Month: June 2014

Battletech : The Farscape Campaign

Episode 107 - Old World Blues

“There is an expression in the Periphery : “Old World Blues.” It refers to those so obsessed with the past they can’t see the present, much less the future, for what it is."

Roll Call————————————-Mechs

Bruce (Glamour)————————Awesome
JP (Pitbull) ————————-——-Battlemaster
Dana (Blaster) -————————-Warhammer
Jay (Advocate)—————————Flashman
Chris (Caboose)————————-Thug
Ken (Templar) -————————- Crockett
Scott (Moxie) -————————— Maxim Heavy Hover Tank
Liam (Backdraft)—————————-Ostsol

January 1st, 3025 : The Dawn of a new era… Command Council meeting ensued.

Salaries were paid out to the entire unit. Master Tech Cutter was chosen to head up a new division of the Dingoes government, establishing the unit’s Civic Planning Bureau, whose primary task was planning urban and rural development. Also, funds were made available to the unit’s Whippet Transport Lines to build their proposed administrative and maintenance depot, scheduled to be completed around September of this year.

In the research front, Doctor Sid Sutherland was granted access to the unit’s recent salvage lists, and accepted the equipment from the Genetics Lab for his research on “Scarlet Jade”, as well as the Red Plague studies from System – Tharrill.

January 9th, 3025 : * The Blood Raiders returned suddenly in-system, and began their ten-day burn down to Terramatrix. They reported they had been paid-out by House Davion, for completion of their contract. They brought with them a large sum of cash and supplies acquired through sale of the cargo left aboard the former Occator, the “Guinevere”. They also reported that there were presently something of a reorganization among Davion military commands, as they were engaged in something called the “Galahad Games”, somethig of a wargames in which the various units of the Davion military were engaged in troop movements and competition to achieve select goals within Federated Suns territory. The first were to engage next year, and this also gave the unit an opportunity to take a new series of contracts…

The unit established a new company Cemex to help in future construction efforts, largely with the funds the Blood Raiders brought with them.

January 15th, 3025 : Reports came that the mercenary lance The Urban Blight had placed one of their two Leopard-Class DropShips under a lean in “The Factory”’s control, to pay for supplies and repairs to their Mechs. The ship was under claim by the Factory, if they paid 10-million C-Bills cash, and they wanted to know if the Dingoes wanted to take advantage of this; which, of course, they did. Urban Blight were not particularly angry about the loss, having needed to improve their cashflow and supply issues.

January 18th, 3025 : “The Iron Vagabond” returned suddenly, toting along a large sum of cash from its trade efforts abroad. While its DropShips began their own ten-day burn down to the planet, they gave a list of supplies procured on the Dingoes behalf, along with an account of revenues.

January 21st, 3025 : An expensive new sensor package was commissioned to upgrade Captain Pol Baca “Templar”s CRK 5003-1 Crockett. Using the unit’s X-TAR3D AD System specifications, work would take most of two weeks to build the unit. Also, the unit’s salvaged Command Vans were issued to equip their auxiliary forces.

January 29th, 3025 : The unit’s study of the maps from the Iron Vagabond compared with existing maps issued by ComStar, were completed. It displayed a wide number of now dead or otherwise uninhabited worlds, but the key difference, was the appearance of two systems in System – Pirate’s Haven Star Cluster, listed as Lorkdahl and Badlands. Limited information about these two systems and their worlds existed, other than the fact that they were, at one time, colony worlds of the Taurian Concordat, long since abandoned due to a break-down in communications. As the unit had possession of two Jumpkeys known to access worlds in the Cluster, they determined these must be to these two known systems, and plans were made to employ the Jumpkeys to visit the Cluster.

Doctor Max Helmut “Moxie” expressed concern regarding his upcoming dissertation in San Succi in May, since several key scientists had recently gone missing. He was officially assigned one of his marine security teams as his constant guards, to ensure he stay around before and after the event.

January 31st, 3025 : An official sent from Excalibur Corporation delivered 20-million in their remaining promise of assets directly to Garrison landhold, thus completing their contract with the Dingoes.

February 7th, 3025 : Rumors persist of riots developing in The Federative Republic of San Marcos and nearby regions, in the wake of the government’s failures in the Small War.

February 12th, 3025 : Study of the starmaps continues. Nothing new to report.

February 23rd, 3025 : Riots accelerate across the eastern continent, except in the realms of The Free-City of Von Doom’s Downport and The Free-City of Von Lord. The Republic of Buntar locked down its borders and has cut all official ties with San Marcos, arming its border to repel the rising steam of refugees.

March 3rd, 3025 : Reports begin to filter into the district, that there is a military conflict in the northern provinces; between The District of Antiquia and The District of Cundinamarca.

March 9th, 3025 : Rumors are made fact, as General Pierre Garza officially announces over the planetary holo-network, that he has officially occupied the northern district, “… to ensure the peaceful integration of that lawless realm…”. With the death of Colonel Robinson Gonzalez del Rio (Deceased), the district has become wholly the territory of General Garza. The unit expresses fears that the warlord will next turn to the relatively weak The District of Cauca next…

Rumors of riots across the eastern continents persist…



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