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The man laughs at you. "Better put that away before someone gets hurt, little man. Christophos, mind telling me what the hell you think you're doing hanging around with these guys?"

Christophos looks over his shoulder. From the sounds of things he's done with his task, and you hear his feet scrape unevenly on the pavement as he turns.

"New friends want to see mech. Always impressed with mech. I pilot an Ostscout you see. Really, really expensive. Usually I impress the chicks with it. This time impressing new friend. Hey! New friend! This does not mean I am gay! Thank you!"
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Lars Porsenna wrote:The man laughs at you. "Better put that away before someone gets hurt, little man. Christophos, mind telling me what the hell you think you're doing hanging around with these guys?"
Nigel slowly lowers his pistol. "Nigel. Mech pilot. Christophos and I got to talking, he mentioned their might be employment opportunities on this rock. Plus, you know, chicks dig mechs."
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NukeHavoc wrote: Nigel slowly lowers his pistol. "Nigel. Mech pilot. Christophos and I got to talking, he mentioned their might be employment opportunities on this rock. Plus, you know, chicks dig mechs."
"You're looking for a job?" He laughs. About this time two armed soldiers round the corner and level their laser rifles at you. They look like top-of-the-line Star League era weapons, complete with hip-mounted power pack. The stranger waives his hand, "At ease, troopers..." The soldiers lower their rifles but look on warily.

"How convenient: Christophos was just about to report back to base for a mission. You got a mech? Maybe I might have a job for you..."

At the mention of a new mission, Christophos looks crestfallen. "Aw, man...."
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Walker strides around a corner and calls out to Nigel. "Hey, Nigel! I thought I left you back in that bar with the that cool mech pilot. What're you doing here?" Walker eyes the big man warily.
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"I was wondering when you'd show up. Tell me, what is your interest in hiding in bushes and stalking my mech pilots? What incentive do I have for not having my men drill laser holes in your carcass?"
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Lars Porsenna wrote:"How convenient: Christophos was just about to report back to base for a mission. You got a mech? Maybe I might have a job for you..."
"Of course. Wouldn't be looking for a job if I didn't. Of course, I'm not Christophos, but I'm not bad. Not bad at all. Whatcha thinking?"
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Lars Porsenna wrote:"I was wondering when you'd show up. Tell me, what is your interest in hiding in bushes and stalking my mech pilots? What incentive do I have for not having my men drill laser holes in your carcass?"
"Stalking? Nah man, you've got it all wrong. Walker was just covering our backs. Christophos, well, he was none to quiet back at the bar. We were worried about him -- thought someone might end up doing him wrong, if you know what I mean. And you? You're a smart guy, so I know you know ... you know? So I made sure I had his back ... and made sure Walker had mine. Everyone's gotta have a wingman, right?"

Nigel punches Christophos in the shoulder (assuming he's wondered back over). "Right man?"
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"sure Nigel. Just looking out for things. Was also trying to scope out a few of those ladies, if you know what I mean....."
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NukeHavoc wrote:Nigel punches Christophos in the shoulder (assuming he's wondered back over). "Right man?"
"Ouch!" Christophos says, rubbing his arm. "I have been wounded in action! Cannot pilot, will have to go on mission later..."

The big man leads you towards the base, revealing his name as Sergeant-major Sergio Diaz, of the 5th Oriente Hussars. Besides his duties as a senior regimental NCO, he informs you that he is also in charge of all attached mercenaries under short-term and medium term contracts. As he leads you inside the gates, the two soldiers fell in behind you, and did not shoulder or sling their laser rifles.

"We were hit pretty hard," he offers as he leads you through the base. Even in the dead of night, there is activity. You see mech bays filled with mechs and techs, other shelters ranked with tanks, and all over the base you see well equipped infantry pulling guard duty. "The Elsies crossed the border a few months ago -- reconnaissance in force -- and caught one of our battalions out on maneuvers. Mauled them pretty bad, lost close to a company of machines. Then one of the other battalions went on a parts raid -- PPCs mostly, since our capacity to manufacture them went up in nuclear smoke n' fallout back in the Second -- and got pretty messed up then too. We're rebuilding, but filling in open slots with small-time mercs where we can. That's where you guys come in."

"Christophos here is a recon jock, and when he's not drunk one of the best in the Inner Sphere too. You'd think with his pettigree and family he would handle himself a bit better on his off-time. Why, he can't even be bothered to wear his uniform properly. But then, that's officers for you. Heard your dad sold of an estate or two to buy you that toy, eh Christophos?"

Christophos merely mutters something under his breath you don't catch.

SgtMjr Diaz leads you into an aluminum and concrete shelter, and as you are about to get a bearing of your surroundings, Nigel feels his communicator vibrating in his pocket...
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...and the caller ID reads "King Leonard IV".

"Nigel - where the hell did you two get off to? That little hussy at the bar blew me off. I think I'm off my game - gotta be too much time in space lately."
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"So you boys wanna job?" the big man asks. "Well, I got a job for you. Don't I, Christophos?"

The mechwarrior looks sullen as he slowly nods his head. You suspect whatever it is, won't be good.

"We like to call these missions 'Hopscotch' missions. Cause you'll be hopping from the start...

"As you may-or-may-not know, Christophos here pilots an Ostscout. These are great for recon missions: fast, jumps, and has the best sensor package of any mech -- anywhere.

"The Elsies are starting to rumble again, and we need to know what they're up to. Christophos has been good at finding out stuff, and that's what he's going to do again. You boys will provide escort, so he can complete his mission and not die."

The Sergeant-major indicates an old-fashioned wallmap. You notice it is of the border, with Lyran worlds colored blue, Leage worlds in traditional purple, and a number of unaligned worlds in yellow.

"We're going to drop in here: Bolan. I hope your urdu is up to date."

Christophos pipes up: "What is urdu?" but Sergio ignores him.

"There is word from human intelligence that Lyran forces may be massing here. Given recent history, it can only mean one thing: They're planning an invasion. Your job is to get in there, confirm the concentration, and try to find out what regiment or regiments are massing here. You have 45 minutes to get your stuff and your mechs to the assembly point. I'll assign a guide to get you to the correct dropship. I suggest you get moving..."
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Assuming we're out of earshot and on our way back to the Bunbun to retrieve our mechs, Lenny speaks up, looking concerned. If we're to travel in their dropship, how the hell will we make our escape after pinching the Ostscout?? Or do we go through with the mission, and then grab the scout once we've returned to this world?
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erilar wrote:Assuming we're out of earshot and on our way back to the Bunbun to retrieve our mechs, Lenny speaks up, looking concerned. If we're to travel in their dropship, how the hell will we make our escape after pinching the Ostscout?? Or do we go through with the mission, and then grab the scout once we've returned to this world?
Nigel scratches his chin. "That'd work. Or we nab it at the destination world, and call the Bunbun to pick us up. Either way could work. I think we'll need to improvise."
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Walker chimes in, "Christophos seems generally unhappy. I think we should try and talk to him enroute and get him to defect WITH the mech. Then we get the intel 'cause intel's always valuable to someone, but instead of rendevousing with their dropship we rendevous with ours."
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EvilGenius wrote:Walker chimes in, "Christophos seems generally unhappy. I think we should try and talk to him enroute and get him to defect WITH the mech. Then we get the intel 'cause intel's always valuable to someone, but instead of rendevousing with their dropship we rendevous with ours."
"I don't know. What if he turns on us en route? That could get ... messy. Still, he does look miserable. Might be worth it to at least ask if he's interested in other work, you know? Then we can see how it goes. Maybe make him an offer he can't refuse." - Nigel
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