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7214.02.14 -PLANET SUNSA
(Game 9- part 2)
Low on fuel, the Gilcut Team drive their AT Carry towards the only
known habitation within range- a small, run down scrap town called
Rostoh, inhabited by Sunsa survivors trying to eke out a
living. As they pull into Rostoh, they are watched closely by
the nervous and well armed inhabitants. Pent recognizes the
Sand Rat truck from an earlier battle. But his attempts to
barter for gas are met with distrust- the town has been the victim
of raids and kidnappings recently, and they are taking no
chances. They are impressed by the trophy skull on the truck
Chet offers to trade the creatures' skull for some fuel, and the
townsfolk agree, mounting the skull over the Bar. Goug and
Quey discover the town's water pump is broken, and offer to repair
it using a recycled PR cylinder from an abandoned AT in the town's
scrap pile. Chet also offers medical aid to some of the
townsfolk injured in the recent raids. As the townsfolk warm
up to their visitors, they confirm that the Corpse Eaters have been
a threat to their already difficult existence.
A sudden dust cloud on the horizon warns of approaching visitors,
possibly hostile. Chet re-parks the AT Carry truck to block
off the town entrance as everyone gets into their ATs, silently
agreeing to protect the town from attack. Unfortunately, they
haven't had time to repair the damage done by the creatures yet-
they'll just have to be careful in the upcoming fight.
It's a raid! The all-too-familiar Corpse Eaters Halftrack
smashes through the barricade, unloading Sand Beetles and foot
soldiers into the town. But they weren't expecting this much
One of the invading Beetle ATs manages to blow up the Sand Rat truck
before darting off. Quey can only watch as the truck
goes up in flames.
As another Sand Beetle attempts to climb into the town, Goug
intercepts it with his Berserga, swiftly demolishing it with a
fearsome melee attack, while the Corpse Eaters truck enters Rostoh,
Pent's Fatty barely able to dodge out of the way of the lumbering
Quey spots his target- that half-track won't get away THIS
time! His Barking Tortoise unloads an entire magazine of
Rocket Gun shells into the truck, gutting it and setting it
ablaze. Unfortunately, the truck continues headlong into the
town's Fuel Dump...
Chet charges the third Sand Beetle and blows it apart with a well
placed spray of GAT-22C shells. Only one Sand Beetle is still
alive, and flees the scene. The fight is over.
Thinking quickly, The Gilcut Team hook the burning wreck to their AT
Carry, and tow the hulk out of town before it can explode and do any
As the Gilcut team clean up the mess and check for survivors, Chet
can't shake that familiar feeling... Rostoh MUST be the town
that they passed through during the 3rd Sunsa Campaign! Chet
and Quey both recall when they shared just a fraction of their
captured Jijirium with the desperate townsfolk during the war.
At least the town managed to survive, and ultimately help them out
With the AT Truck refueled, their Armored Troopers repaired, and
Rostow back to what could almost be called normal, the Gilcut Team
set out to find what they came to Sunsa for- the lost Cache of
Jijirium they buried nearby, what seems like an eternity ago...
TO PART 8!
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