Battletech Chicago Merc Corps

Medical Officer's Journal 03293049

April 2, 2013 19:35

Mission:
Negotiated Pay:

INITIAL NOTES
Continuation of prior engagement. Refer to files 03193049, 03203049 and 03223049, 03223049a

Team Members
Mechanic LaRoche
Pilot Brink Watch
Diplomatic Relations Warner St.John
Combat Jack Hatter
Combat Rene Gade
Tank Commander Heinrick Steiger

Personal Equipment Requisitioned

Personal Log Entry 03293049 09:00
We returned to the drop ship with the gifted mech. The crew of the dropship had been celebrating their fallen comrades. We convince them to allow for extra storage for the mech and load it up. We jump back into our home territory and take up orbit around an invasion. The same Wolf’s head symbol can be seen on the landers as the other invasions. The group was undecided as to whether to land and attack or run. Finally a vote is taken and the team decided to drop on one of the flanks and lend aid to the planetary forces.

We drop onto the planet and found the defenses under siege. We fight to a position and come upon mechs of the planetary force. The lead pilot turns out to be our drop pilot McKinzie. She informs us of the situation and leads us to an underground complex filled with mechs and support tanks and troops. We find the commander and he begins to offer renegotiation of contract when Gade interupts and asks for pay. The commander states it’s not the time. It is my professional diagnosis that at that time, Gade lost his mind. He began to argue with the commander and threaten him. The commander ordered his guards to arrest Gade. Gade drew his pistol and fired at the Commander. The Commander turned his head slightly when he called his troopers. The shot blew a nice hole in the side of the helmet. Gade then put the barrel of his pistol in his mouth and pulled the trigger. The Commander was shocked, but mostly unharmed.

While the body of Gade was cleaned up, the Commander and St. john renegotiated our contract. The Deal done, we each received a BattleMech to assist in the battle. The mech I was assigned is, I am told, a Commando. We strode up the ramp to find foot troops assaulting our position. They were still at range. So, we all fired at them and essentially mowed them down in droves.

As the troops were anihilated, three mechs strode into view and took down McKinzie’s mech while advancing. the group started into one of the mechs in an attempt to take it down. Being a light mech, I raced around the back and took out the armor in the back while Steiger looped around the other flank and nuked the same mech. it exploded catastrophically taking the other two with it.

MISSION IN PROCESS
Payout:
Experience: 200
Medals:
Other Reward: salvaged some parts from the mechs

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Medical Officer's Journal 03233049b

March 19, 2013 19:35

Mission:
Negotiated Pay:

INITIAL NOTES
Continuation of prior engagement. Refer to files 03193049, 03203049 and 03223049, 03223049a

Team Members
Mechanic LaRoche
Pilot Brink Watch
Communications Officer Mathew Conrad
Diplomatic Relations Warner St.John
Combat Jack Hatter
Combat Rene Gade

Personal Equipment Requisitioned

Personal Log Entry 03233049 09:00
Having cleared the room of enemies, Gade searched the bodies for communicators. Unfortunately, they are all mounted to the armor. I I took stock of the wounded and patched up Hatter and St. John first. Then attempted to stop my own bleeding. Tending to one’s self is more challenging. I should be able to make it to other medical help. As soon as I had helped Hatter, he began to inspect the hallway. Once I had patched myself up, I noticed Hatter had pulled the pin out of a grenade. I ducked behind the nearest crate in the room. The grenade went off in the corridor and did a wonderful job of scorching the door marked R&D at the end of the hall.

We heading down the corridor and emerged into a room with many desks and computers. Gade furiously attacked one of the computers, St.John found a file and copied it. Having little in the way of computer skills, I left them alone. There were three doors leading off the main R&D room. One led to the break room. The second led to the supervisor’s room. St. John downloaded some files and found the key to the basement. The third door led to a corridor leading to stairs up.

We head up and find a small fully windowed room overlooking the factory floor with a control panel with a red button and a green button. We push the red button and the factory shuts down. We decide to make sure the rest of the building is clear to avoid enemies from restarting the operations.

We enter the basement level to find a Mech Manufacturing department. Parts of various mechs are all over the room. On the far wall is a large cargo loading door. We take some time to investigate the parts. No employees. I stay behind to watch the corridor we came from. After some time, I hear the large door opening. I turn to see the group running out the door. I head toward the door activating my stealth suit and readying my sniper rifle. I find a good spot on the left side of the door and take aim on advancing troops wearing the same red badge we have seen repeatedly. The group has taken numerous enemy troops down. I snipe one trooper and hear a loud crash from behind. I turn to see one of the heavy armor mechs behind us. I turn to deal with the new threat and call over the comms to warn the others and load armor piercing into my rifle.

I took careful aim, exhaled and pulled the trigger. At short range I watch the front armor blast open. We now have an unarmored pilot attached to some heavy weapons. I hope to God that the others are keeping the troops occupied as my attention is fully on the battle suit. I see Watch head up yelling incoherantly at the battle armor and using a silly firearm style from the 1990’s proven to be more hazardous to the gun holder than the target. But, it proved to be a good distraction. I took another shot and hit. But the stubborn bugger refused to drop. Watch proceeded to try my tactic of leaping onto it’s back and shooting the pilot. Numerous more rounds are put into him before he drops crushing Wake under his weight. We make short work of the remaining troops.

I make my rounds patching up the team. Watch will need more attention. But, I made him stable and stim patched him to get him back to the ship. Conrad and Gade and Hatter all took serious wounds that made me recall my field surgery training. I did the best I could with what I had on me.

We freed the captive employees and I saw to the minor wounds suffered by them. One of the managers informed us that the invaders sabotaged the scrubbers on the tower which will need repair. To thank us, they provided the team with a 50 ton Hunchback mech.

MISSION IN PROCESS
Payout:
Experience: 30
Medals:
Other Reward: 50 ton Hunchback

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Medical Officer's Journal 03233049

March 12, 2013

Mission:
Negotiated Pay:

INITIAL NOTES
Continuation of prior engagement. Refer to files 03193049, 03203049 and 03223049

Team Members
Mechanic LaRoche
Pilot Brink Watch
Communications Officer Mathew Conrad
Diplomatic Relations Warner St.John
Combat Jack Hatter
Combat Rene Gade
Magnus Dahlqvist

Personal Equipment Requisitioned

Personal Log Entry 03233049 06:00
Having ascertained the assumed source of the airborn toxins, the group heads to the factory except for Hatter who feels underdressed and heads for the dropship. Upon entry of the building, we find the security station with an unconscious guard. I check his vitals. Seems stable. But, will need attention once oxygen is restored. Gade finds a locked door. the guard’s ID has been removed. Gade moves to break into the computer system to open the door. I make my vibro lock pick set available and he easily bypasses the lock. We hear the sound of mechanics starting up. We dive to the side and St.John launches a hand rocket down the corridor. This locks up the turret that rose from the floor.

The turret has been damaged. But, is still firing when Watch flings various items down the hall. The gun has a minimal amount of traverse. St. John continues to fire his rifle at the turret. It seems to be well armored. I notice that the height of the fire is limited to about 6’. I ask Dahlqvist to give me a boost up to the ceiling, remove a ceiling tile and climb up into the suspended ceiling. Fortunately, I don’t weigh much. the ceiling held. I crawled along the ceiling, while the others continued to try and distract the turret. It seemed intent on trying to kill me as I was the nearest threat.

After a horribly long crawl, I arrived above the turret, pulled one of the tiles out and lowered myself onto the turret. I used my vibrodagger to hack at anything that looked vital to it’s operation. Finally, the turret lowered into the floor. Locked doors lined the hallway. St. John and Dahlqvist work their way down the corridor and find some files of value. At the end of the corridor, we find a management office and Conrad hacks into the computer. He finds the protocol to deactivate the security system in the other corridor.

This corridor has locked doors as well. However, the locks are electronic. We hear knocking coming from one of the doors. Gade opens the door and we find a conference room with 9 people, 1 of which is awake. I make sure he is stable and then tranq him to prevent him doing anything that might endanger us. We restrain the others and head on.

We come upon a room with multiple turrets. St. John notes that he is running out of rockets. I head back to the conference room and search the person at the head of the table for his ID card. The card disables the turrets and opens the other doors in the room. We enter one to find the mineral processing area. We disable the track feeding ore into the furnace as there was no machinery to stop the treads. Another door reveals stairs leading up and down. We decide to head up.

We arrive at the top of the stairs to find the security station. Inside is a weapons locker. The team manages to open the locker between them and found some laser rifle packs as well as a Heavy weapon. We open the next door to find the room that feeds the smelting area below. As I am inspecting another track to find where it is coming from, the door on the other side of the room opens. I duck behind a crate and activate my stealth suit. 2 large men enter the room in full head masks. As I creep from one crate to another, they look right at me. Crap! They must have sensors in the masks and good ones at that. The team take down the first two quickly and I continue to try to sneak up to the door as others enter. A firefight breaks out as all sides take cover. The other members of the group do a great job of distracting the newcomers. So, I make my way around the flank being as stealthy as possible while the team proceeds to whittle down the ememy numbers.

As I approach to striking distance, a large shape crunches through the doorway. It looks to be a personal combat armor suit. The team takes shots at it that prove to be not very effective. I can see that finesse will be necessary. I take a running leap onto one of the crates and launch myself onto the back of the large machine and lay into it with my vibro dagger. It tries to shake me off. But, I have my legs wrapped tight enough to keep my hold on it’s waist.

The big brute was occupied with me while the group took out the rest of the enemy and together we felled the giant.

MISSION IN PROCESS
Payout:
Experience:
Medals:
Other Reward:

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Medical Officer's Journal 03223049

February 19, 2013 19:10

Mission:
Negotiated Pay:

INITIAL NOTES
Continuation of prior engagement. Refer to files 03193049 and 03203049

Team Members
Mechanic LaRoche
Pilot Brink Watch
Communications Officer Mathew Conrad
Diplomatic Relations Warner St.John
Combat Jack Hatter
Combat Rene Gade
Tank Commander Heinrick Steiger
Magnus Dahlqvist

Personal Equipment Requisitioned

Personal Log Entry 03223049 06:00
After sustaining heavy damage we “Landed with extreme prejudice” on planet Chesztreg for repairs. Appears that the planet is a mining planet. The Dragoons essentially kicked us of the ship while they dealt with their dead and instructed us to visit the town. In the distance is a factory that is turning the sky green with polutants. We decide the local tavern is a good place to kill some time. I judge upon entrance that there is no liquid that is safe to drink. So, I order a water, drop a purification tablet into and don’t touch it.

After a few minutes, I hear my former instructor somewhere from the room. It seems irrational that he would be here. So, I decide to investigate. I see him at a table and approach to find out why he is here. Out of the corner of my eye I see LaRoche leave the bar. We can’t afford to lose her again. I follow her to the side of a young man who is balled up and rocking back and forth mutter about clowns. Laroche sits next to the man and copies his actions. I kneel in front of LaRoche and ask her how she is feeling. She says the position is very comforting and that she is glad the man next to her suggested it. Upon closer inspection, the man looks to be mentally unstable and sleep deprived. He seems very concerned about the clowns getting him. I decide to give the man some rest. I give him a shot of tranquilizer and he drops over dead. This seems to snap LaRoche out of it. She stops rocking. The tranq should not have killed him. It seems that something is in his blood. I take a sample and pull out my field kit. My instructor is suddenly at my side testing me. It seems we are all affected by mass hysteria. How to counteract it? I must take more samples.

LaRoche’s paranoia will not make her a good subject. I have a feeling I would have to tranque her to get the sample and I am afraid that would kill her. I take a sample from myself as a comparison while LaRoche tries to convince me of cows and men coming after her. At one point she tries to slit my throat, I secretly draw my taser and render her ineffective. Soon after, I sense another person approach from behind, I turn around and taser the individual. I finally am able to finish my tests and determine it to be metal poisoning. My instructor asks for the results. I give them to him and head for the Dragoon dropship. The forest wraps back to the village. Clearly, I am affected as my sense of direction is infallible.

I call over the comms to Watch. I explain to him we are all suffering from delusions. He asks if I have any way of fixing it. I explain that my full kit has what I need. but, it is in the dropship and I am unable to find my way back due to the sickness. I also tell him that I am curious as to how the taser victims will be when they awake. But, LaRoche is a difficult subject to ascertain sanity from. Wake volunteers to be a test subject. I taser him. When they awake, they do not seem better. I ask LaRoche to gather the others into the bar as she seems to be handling the situation the best (Heavens help us). I try splashing cold water on myself, no luck. I figure it has to be either airborn or auditory. I plug my ears. No luck. Airborne it is. Suddenly, I get a flash of insight. Heavy Metals. I ask the barkeep what the factory in the distance does. “Process the heavy metals”, he responds. Fantastic. there must be a breach in the filtering system. I ask the barkeep if there are oxygen masks anywhere in the town. He tells me there are at the clinic. I get directions and instruct LaRoche to gather the others and head for the clinic.

I collect oxygen masks and distribute them to the group. We all agree to shut down the factory.

MISSION IN PROCESS
Payout:
Experience: 15 this week.
Medals:
Other Reward:

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Ravens Update

Encryption Omega 1 initiated

Raven calling Covey Leader

Raven calling Covey Leader

Come in Covey Leader.

Covey Leader:
Dirt tested, worms are heading to the hen house. Situation unstable, foxes have arrived.

Raven

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I dream of Tukayyid

The hell hole promised some profit, but alas, the 19 yo I was with had no idea of the value of salt since the great desalination project. Fortunately, we were able to find the looney-tune who attacked the pilot with the spanner during all this kerfuffle. She is stored aboard the helicopter.
I’ve grabbed all the utensils I could, plus the spore, from the kitchen. My personal kit had to be sat on to close. I’ll look around and see if there is anything else of value in the kitchen.
BOOZE!
I attempted to break into the officers liquor to take that.
What I need is one of those things the medic put the kook on. Then I can take the entire liquor cabinet with us. I always say that when all else fails, you still have booze!
That was a successful effort. Now aboard the helicopter, which is stuffed with a tank? Who the hell wants a tank? It looks like hell. Shit!
And there’s the scout car too. Let’s see what is happening and what the holdup is the what the what?
The planet is under attack! What the what? Let’s get out of here!

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Medical Officer journal 03203049

February 12, 2013 18:10

Mission:
Negotiated Pay:

INITIAL NOTES
Continuation of prior engagement. Refer to file 03193049

Team Members
Mechanic LaRoche
Pilot Brink Watch
Communications Officer Mathew Conrad
Diplomatic Relations Warner St.John
Combat Jack Hatter
Combat Rene Gade
Tank Commander Heinrick Steiger
Magnus Dahlqvist

Personal Equipment Requisitioned

Personal Log Entry 03203049 06:00

Gade decided to head out with Dahlqvist to find the “Whomprat” that Brink shot yesterday. He seemed to believe he could use it for an ingredient for supper. I received a call on the secure line from the Mercenary company. I put St. John on the line to negotiate and went to rest in the chopper until we could lift off from the planet.

Brink called over the comms that Gade and Dahlqvist had found LaRoche and she was attacking them. We headed out in the chopper. By the time we arrived, they had “subdued” LaRoche with extreme force. I checked her over. She would have a nice knot tomorrow. But, otherwise would be fine. I strapped her into a stretcher and moved her to the chopper.

When we returned to the base, LaRoche started coming around. I informed her we had arranged transport. She started trying to leave the stretcher. I removed her knife and gun from her possession and instructed her to relax as their are some in the group who won’t hesitate to knock her out again and I wouldn’t want for her to suffer more head damage. She seems to relax for a while. That is until the commander confronted her when we arrived back at the base. She started talking about Free Rasslehoff Republic. I stealthily tranquilized her and explained to the commander that she had suffered head trauma and dehydration and was delirious. The commander was skeptical but left us in peace.

The crew went off in search of various items (alchohol, tanks, small children). I bought a 3×4×2 storage container on the tank for my purposed from Steiger. 45000 credits may be a bit pricey. But, we all had to chip in to get it off planet anyway. We manage to get loaded on the dropship just as the enemy attacked (impeccable timing once again). As we entered orbit the dropship was fired upon. A call went out for any with Gunnery skill. Having just completed my training in Gunnery I headed to the nearest gunnery bay. We manage to escape the enemy and land on planet Chesztreg for repairs.

MISSION IN PROCESS
Payout:
Experience: 25 this week
Medals:
Other Reward:

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Classified communiqué

Encryption Omega 1 initiated

Raven calling Covey Leader

Raven calling Covey Leader

Come in Covey Leader.

Covey Leader:
Arrived at roost, worms are clear. Situation nominal, will proceed with flights as needed.

Raven

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Notes from the Free Rasalhague Liberation Front (FRLF) in Chateau
They are out to get us.

It is March 19, 3050. Some guy approaches Brink and they walk away together. (He’s one of them!)
He says they want us to go undercover to the desert on Chateau to test weapons. (They just want us out of Free Rasalhague so the alien invaders can claim more territory HERE!) I reluctantly agree to the mission and watch my desert survival guide again. I have to protect the team.
We get on a plane. I am in coach. I sleep.
We arrive and I have to reassemble the whole damn helicopter by myself. Then an alien-controlled pilot tries to take away my weapon. I hit him over the head with my weapon. The other alien-controlled mechanics hold me down. Luckily the medic is on my side, and she pretends to shoot me with the tranquilizer gun. I play along and then escape into the desert.
The alien-controlled troops, including my own team, try to track me, but I am stealthy and left my comm equipment in the med tent. The diplomat gets just 30 feet away but doesn’t see me.
The next morning, I begin walking southwest to go back toward the city we flew into while skirting around the base.
When the sun is high in the sky, I take shelter in an oasis of trees. While I’m resting, I hear a helicopter. It shoots one of the trees, destroying it. Now they want to kill me! But then the helicopter turns around and goes back.

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4 Stars for Last Resort Spacelines

I’ve flown a lot of spaceliners as a first class passenger and I’ve never flown one with the excellence of service of LCS. After getting a happy ending from the steward. I ordered a drink.

Wearing the fourth of my stimpatches they had to bring in extra help to finally finish my happy ending. This was delayed by an issue among the lower end passengers.

However LCS appologized and offered an attendant from steerage area to spoon with me…

I am overwhelmed with the attention to detail and care of LCS. If only they could keep the so-called ‘business class’ quieter. Maybe they should take away all their electronics in the future.

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