Entry 05

05:00, 20.07.3049; Concordance, Rogue Dropship
Repairs have progressed on the mechs, and the Dropship itself. We’ve got most of the mechs back up and running again, but we have a bit of a parts shortage. We’re going to need some spare parts if we plan on getting in to too many more gunfights out there.
Using bits and pieces recovered from the wreckage of Ito’s tanks, we were able to get several of the Dropship’s heavy weapons back up and running. It should now be able to withstand pretty much anything Ito can throw at it. Good thing, too, since some Aerojocks did a flyover just Dolby and Malache got the system calibrated. Made for a good test.
Croft’s men reported that our Yakuza friend bailed on them at some point during the night. If I had to guess, I’d say he’s gone over the fence to tell Ito what he knew. As a precaution, Croft and Steiner order his men to head for the Dropship, and to abandon Croft’s cave base. No big loss there. Aside from the mechs and some trucks, there wasn’t anything of value there.
After interrogating the Mech pilots, I found out that only one of them was an actual mech jock. The other was just a tank pilot who’d gotten an upgrade. Got some decent intel out of him, but the Mechwarrior is a real hard SOB. I’ve seen the type before. A Believer. He’s not going to budge. I shot him in his primary hand to keep him from causing too much trouble.
The Rogues are planning our next op. Looks like we’re going to hit an Outpost of Ito’s in a mountain pass. It’s the only checkpoint between us and the more open southern regions. After we control that, it’ll be pretty easy to come and go as we please between the dropship and Ito’s bases.


22:00, 22.07.3049; Concordance, Mountain Pass
Taking the pass was fairly easy. Richter and Steiner used their jumpjets to scale the nearby cliffs, and attack the base from behind. Simple. Some clever so and so managed to rig charges to an SRM emplacement and blow it up, denying us it’s use, but I managed to disarm the second such device… then disable the clever demo-man lying in wait in the forest. Permanently. Now we’re heading out to Ito’s ‘Beta’ base. With any luck, we’ll make it their before the alarm is raised.
04:00, 23.07.3049; Concordance, Base Beta
Made it in okay. Even found my truck. Also found all my ‘party favors’, stashed in the base’s armory. Looks like some of the Rogues support people are here. Mostly techs. I think I’m gonna have to try to bust them out. But first things first… got to disable the SRM and AC emplacements so they don’t chew the ‘mechs apart when they get in range. But, that should be a lot easier, now that I have some more Pentaglycerine.
I’ve called the Rogues. They’re on their way. I’ve got two hours to get this place ready for em.


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