Flashlights and Cardboard- A Guardsman's Ballad

Session 2

Deep Striking!

3rd Battalion regrouped at FOB Shelyron after an ambush devastated their convoy. Commissar Olamin, the acting commander of the battalion, let the members have some time off, allowing them to meet the other inhabitants of the base; notably Techpriestess Octavia, Confessor Pavel, and a mysterious Jokaero weaponsmith. The next day, 3rd Bn. awakes to the discovery that, during the night, a large group of traitor guardsmen have taken key facilities in the city of Ornos. After listening to a message recorded by a mysterious man known only as “The Eagle,” Commissar Olamin and Lt. Gerrick send 3rd Bn. to locate and destroy the traitors main base of operations, hopefully killing The Eagle as well.
3rd Bn. is airlifted into the city under the cover of darkness and shortly after their dropoff, they encounter a small rebel fire team. They eliminate the traitors, and at Cpl. Olgan’s suggestion, steal and don their uniforms. After a brief pause, they locate the traitor’s main base; a fortified multistory building. Their newfound disguises allow them to walk into the front gate, and after a brief patsy, a guard gives them free access to the entire building. An armory is discovered, and Dieron’s knowledge of explosives allow them to fabricate makeshift explosives; enough to destroy the building. Their cover still holding, the group unknowingly stumbles into an interrogation of a Sister of Battle. The group decides to free the Sister, killing her captors. The Sister thanks them for their unorthodox rescue, and leaves to fight The Eagle.
After freeing Abigail, the group decides to follow her, as she kills her way into the base’s command center. Upon entry, The Eagle and his elite guards fight Abigail and the party. After the fight, Cpl. Olgan attempts to interrogate the dying Eagle for useful intelligence, but Sister Abigail simply shoots him with her bolt pistol. This starts a long lasting rivalry between the two, as each believes that they are right/better than the other. The team blows the building and calls for a Valkyrie.



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