Rifts New West: Search for The Bandits
109 P.A 5/30
may 30th 109 P.A gm added information
We were hired by the bank to try and find and then retrieve brand new cred sticks that had been lifted on the way to the bank from Arzno. After taking the contract for 5k credits for the group we went shopping with the last of our creds to supply our adventure for at least a week, it was decided to leave first thing in the morning.
Hopping into my wonderful hovercraft heading south to learn the fate of the shipment of cred sticks. I will be damned we were not 10 to 15 minutes out of town to find that we had people following us and shooting rockets at us and damaging Metidla. After stopping Metidla and deploying we engaged those seven that was following us. Apparently four of those comrades thought that three of their friends could handle the job for they peeled away and left the scene. We was able to deal with these rocket shooting bastards by killing 2 of them and capturing the last one.
Questioning the prisoner did not bring forth any answers that was usable to us. We decided to take the prisoner back to town to face justice. On the way back we were once again attacked with rockets damaging Metidla further but it did knock the propulsion back into working order, which going four to seven mph was really starting to piss me off. We pulled our prisoner into Metidla and took off at high speed leaving behind the ambushers.
Now Metidla was really hurt and DaKatan Saman at the TW and normal vehicle place of business said that he could fix Metidla for only about 25k with a down payment of 2.5k way more money than I had. DaKatan did offer that there would be no down payment if we did a little errand for him. All we had to do was deliver a hovercraft to a ranch north of town about 5 miles.
We were able to successfully deliver said vehicle with no further trouble and while taking some horses back to town we found the bank coach abandoned in an excellent spot for an ambush. The only thing that I can figure is that an ambush did happen and most of everyone was killed. The survivors took away the dead and was probably returning back for the cred sticks but we beat them to the punch. I wonder if the ranch has anything to do with the banditry taking place in the local area.