Unfortunately, our little venture was off to a rough start. A crew needs time to gel, to catch their stride, to understand each other’s strengths, and to realize it’s very, very hard to properly prepare Korolev Sandworm. Sometimes they’re not offered the chance before people start shooting.
I mean, a lot of things can go wrong in an off-the-grid arms trade, but this was on a new level of batshit, even for me.
The Memoirs of “Gentleman” Jack Cartwright
15 February, WY602 – Myrr, Roberts
The crew prepares for the inevitable strike. Ronald and Angelica fashion some fairly impressive remote claymores from industrial materials found around the farm and they plant them on approaches to the home.
In less than two hours, a platoon of troops attacks, covered by a sniper nearly a kilometer away. Tomoe begins to broadcast the battle live on the Guardian emergency channel, occasionally cutting in helmet cams from the crew. A pitched firefight ensues during which nearly the entire crew is injured to one extent or another.
While the attackers are slowed down substantially by the explosives, they’re not stopped, and the end of the battle happens in extreme close quarters before the attackers finally break and attempt to flee. One of the Guardian pilots still in the area recognizes that there’s a number of fairly famous and influential people in the crew and attacks the position of the sniper from the air, ending the battle.