This page continues the chronological log of our Second Votoms Campaign.
PART 2- GULAG ASTEROID
7212.09.23 - ASTEROID BELT (Game
GULAG- a Gilgamesh controlled asteroid prison, where prisoners are
used to mine for Jijirium in the most hostile conditions.
The Gilgamesh AT Lighter "Abel" docks at Gulag to deliver Mick
Wansboro, a suspected Balarant Spy captured in the previous
battle. But casualties from recent Balarant attacks have left
the prison shorthanded. So Major Perdas Grane volunteers two
of his AT pilots, Burt Buton and Maxim Hiflen, to assist with guard
duty. The Warden explains their responsibilities, and makes
it clear that the Zwerg light ATs are for use only in emergencies.
Suddenly, one of the cell blocks explodes! A Gulag prison
guard looks on, unsure if it is a prison break or a Balarant
Attack! Unseen, Mick Wansboro uses the smoke and chaos to find
a place to hide until the chaos is over. Other prisoners,
dazed and injured by the explosion, are further subdued by gas
grenades fired by the panicking guard.
Maxim wastes no time commandeering one of the Zwergs, and Burt
follows shortly after. Prison guards rush everywhere, unsure
what kind of threat they face.
But even the sturdy little Zwergs are unprepared when one of the
outer walls blasts open, sucking the air out of the prison
mine! Fatty ATs enter through the hole and attack the
Gilgamesh mining compound.
The Balarant Fatty ATs blast everything in sight, hoping to capture
or at least disrupt the Jijirium mining.
But as the Fattys move further into the compound, Maxim uses his
Zwerg to flank behind...
And with a lucky shot from his arm mounted machine guns, manages to
strike a devastating blow on the Fatty! Thinking
quickly, he grabs the discarded Rocket Gun to supplement the light
Meanwhile, Burt fires a barrage of bullets at another Fatty, driving
it back into cover...
The cover being the very spot that Mick Wansboro chose to
hide! Still wearing the AT pilot suit he was captured in, he
is safe from the decompression, and sets to work hacking into the
Ejecting the Balarant Pilot in short order, Mick takes control of
the Fatty and attempts to escape! But the Balarant Heavy AT
"Chunky" calls his bluff, realizing it is not an ally inside the
cockpit. The Chunky's heavy cannon fire damages Mick's
captured AT, foiling his escape attempt.
Refusing to back down, Mick combines fire with the Zwergs, who
together manage to drive off the "Chunky" before it can do any more
Leaking air and fuel, Mick decides to turn himself in rather than
face certain death in deep space. Burt and Maxim witness the
recapture. Despite aiding the Gilgamesh forces in
defense of the Gulag asteroid, Mick's ill-deserved reputation as a
spy is only exasperated by the entire ordeal.
On to Part 3!
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