“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
Bruce (Glamour)————————Phoenix Hawk LAM
-————————— Maxim Heavy Hover Tank
June 24th, 3021 : Work began immediately to off-load the various vehicles and salvaged goods from the last haul into Garrison’s makeshift drop-port. A large section of the open fields north of the fort was designated the “Motor Pool”, and inside a rough perimeter the salvaged buses, ,police cruisers and dozens of jeeps w ere parked for future operations. All other important salvage was moved into the fort’s storage bays.
The salvaged aircraft from San Succi’s starport were transported to the government’s airfield in Ciudad Garcia, except for the six captured Guardian Fighters. The additional six (6) Warrior H-7 Attack Helicopters and twelve (12) Angel Light Strike Fighters made the local air force impressive, but beyond their technical capability to maintain. Most of the fleet were being mothballed for future considerations, and they offered the Dingoes their unused aircraft cheap..The unit purchased two (2) DC-3D “Condor” STOL Air Transports for their base at * Landhold : Garrison, trading their excess of general supplies, something the new government was short on.
It also came to light, what * “The Dead Man’s Hand” had been doing over the last couple weeks when escorting the former government to safety in The Republic of Sangria. In addition to the surviving government officials and their families from San Succi, they had escorted the remnants of the national treasury to Ciudad Garcia, along with the bulk of the senior officials from Banco Nacional de Sangria.
The disposition of the salvaged Indumil factory lines was determined. Lacking a proper storage facility, and not willing to risk them to exposure, the unit shipped the main four of them straight to “The Factory” for storage until the unit could figure out something more. The remaining one, the Grey Iron Processing Facility, was determined to be valuable for converting the “Dingoes’ Den” into a working Tool & Die Shop. For this to occur, the vessel was planned to travel up to “The Factory”, and use the facility’s own The Factory – Pressurized Repair Facility for the conversion of four of its Mech Bays. Additionally, the unit decided to improve the infantry hauling capacity of the “Star Talon”, by taking space from its main cargo bays. The two would take turns at the facility, though it would take some months to accomplish.
The unit also determined that getting the ancient fusion plant running at Castle Corazón was important enough, to dispatch Captain Erika Hartmann “Glamour” along with several assistants, in the form of veteran fusion techs, Senior Tech Katherine Bolivar and her assistant, as well as Lieutenant SG Michael Anderson “Fixer”. They settled into the ruined power plant deep in the fortresses’ bowels, and began running tests to see if the facility could be revived. They expected to be there for some time.
July 24th, 3021 : After a month’s hard work, the techs working at Castle Corazón had completed their tests of teh fort’s fusion plant and vbatteries, and determined that it could be restored with roughly 750,000 Cs in parts and supplies, and 15 weeks of work. The group went to work immediately, and had hope that they could finish without any mishaps.
Also, the refugees pulled and interviewed from the capital were finally processed by LtSG Massimo De Luca “Advocate”, and various valuable personnel assets were uncovered. Sufficient to build a new platoon of Militia Infantry, along with a couple of talented mercenary officers to lead them were hired, as well as various engineers, tradesmen and scientists. The population of Garrison Town grew overnight with refugees.
July 28th, 3021 : The “Betty” announced its return aboard “The Den Mother”, reporting it had secured cash and rare supplies through the sale of various surplus Mechs and pieces at System – Tequila Beach. They took a couple days to rest and transfer some goods to and from “The Factory”, and then began a burn back to Terramatrix.
August 6th, 3021 : The unit made inquiries with the local representative of Solaro Oil Company recognizing the corporation was officially a government-owned company, and that without its refinery, the costs and availability of ICE fuel was going to become problematic. They managed to work their way through the red-tape, and eventually met with the district manager, Velda Openheymer. Miss Openheymer proved willing to discuss the matter, but wasn’t willing to sign a long-term contract with the Dingoes for fuel manufacturing, unless they could guarantee the quantity she required, as well as means to transport it back from their facility at The Factory – BioDiesel Refinery. After a quick discussion, they determined that they couldn’t meet her needs, and settled for continuing to sell their biodiesel second-hand through the station’s market.
August 7th, 3021 : The Betty returned and landed safely at Garrison, and began transferring various supplies and equipment at the makeshift starport built there.
September 12th, 3012 : The unit reorganized its various militia infantry into positions across the unit; some to the Starguards ( The Belters ), and the bulk of them to * The Fold Fiends., along with a platoon of infantry recruited from the locals of San Succi by Captain Jerri Holden during their stay in the capital.
October 1st, 3021 : Word came from the government, that Colonel Adam Ocelot “Black Panther” had been promoted to Colonel, and moved his operational HQ to the town of Melang, east of Garrison. He was trying to establish the community as an important communications hub and supply facility for both his air and naval fleet.
ComStar had also officially completed repair work on the District of Garcia’s microwave network, allowing communication freely across the district once more. Work was progressing with the neighboring district of Guaviare.
As the month progressed, transfers began to occur of captured assets between both * “The Iron Dingoes” and * “The Dead Man’s Hand”. Plans were announced to take turns between the DMH and * The Fold Fiends, with each spending roughly a year of down-time as garrison forces on the unit’s * Landhold : Garrison.i With the Fold Fiends still trying to work out their TO&E, the DMH were slated first for off-world contracts, and they began sending notification through ComStar’s network.
October 12th, 3021 : Word reached the Dingoes that the Sangrian Provisional Government were letting most of their hired mercenary forces go, and were building a small force for protection of the dam site and village at The Orlando Dam. The large number of forces concentrated in the district were deemed sufficient for their future defenses.
October 21st, 3021 : A gentleman named Daniel Bernard arrived at Ciudad Garcia, and contacted the unit, requesting a word with Colonel Michael Ruxbondy “Paladin”. Identifying himself as a negotiator and head-hunter for the Davion military, he offered the chance at an Objective Raid contract against House Liao. The group tentatively began negotiations…