RPG Biowarfare Jungle Earth Future The Game Master says...
You are told to meet in a briefing room at an appointed hour to learn about the objectives of your mission.
You meet at the time appointed...
While being seated you are introduced to other members of your newly formed team (Those who recently joined Future Earth). You are told that these new civilian recruits were also involved in smaller missions before and have valuable skills that can aide the overall mission.
You are then told that the commander will make a presentation in about 15 minutes.
At this time you begin to get to know each other on a basic level...
The base commander, a serious 50 year old with a look of concern, repeats why you are gathered and then refers you to a 4D image presentation showing a map of an amazonian area that is still not well explored. He explains that even after all these years they are still finding new species in the Amazon.
A Tribe - Akuntsu
The 4D hologram then switches to an image of a tribesman as the commander continues: A subterranean tribe called the "Akuntsu", has also been found near the center of Sector A (a location central to the Amazon). Though they use large caves as their dwellings they are familiar with the forests and animals around. They use foods, poisons and narcotics for all kinds of things since it is derived from the plant species that is so plentiful in the Amazon. It was discovered that they know a mixture that can literally melt through tech armor in a minute. Most importantly they have within their caves a mineral with amazing powers. Not much is know about wither the tribe, the mineral's location or how they make their mixture because all of this was only discovered a week ago and the ego-conservation groups are already camping with them periodically. The hologram ends and the commander looks at you seriously,
"This is where you come in."
He says with no emotion. He continues,
"You need to find a way to infiltrate the tribe and gather information about who they are and what makes them tick. You might have to secretly join one of those silly plant loving groups so you can tag along and see what they know so far".
You can already read into the commander's feelings towards this mission as he adds more,
"You will be given whatever equipment you need but we aren't going to load you up with anything that's going to make you look suspicious."
He then looks you all over as though you were soldiers on parade and continues,
"I hope you all are good actors."
By this time you feel you have questions...
GM: I will answer in the below format for simplicity's sake. The commander is replying to your questions in bold.
- We need to know the laws of this remote place, their technology and stuff
That's why we're hiring you.
- Who exactly is hiring us
No one, this is a secret mission. For all we care, you're part of those 'geo-sillies' and need to find out more about the tribe.
- What do we tell the conservation groups when we encounter them
What are we paying you for?
- Can we have communicators that others can't pick up
That can be arranged, just tell the guys over at inventory.
- Where and how do we find the poisons
Find out from the tribe.
- How will we be dressed
As regular as possible, you need to blend in not stick out.
- Where do we look for the crystals
See where they have it in the cave and how much of it they have.
- How do we make friends with the tribes. We need to know their culture, religious beliefs, deity they worship, basically everything there is to know about them
Do you want me to just give you all the answers and we hire someone else?
- Can we request equipment or will we be only using what we can afford
- Inventory has been told to give you what you need and not what you don't.
- Where their villages are located, general population
They are in Sector A. You will be dropped into a populated area of Sector C aboard a tourist vessel and walk to Sector A, this is about 30 miles, we don't want to give any signs of crafts dropping you in.
"I feel like I'm the one being interrogated, any more questions you can ask Sgt. Stales."
He points to an officer who was in the room during the briefing. Sgt. Stales steps forward as the commander leaves without even a farewell.
On the hologram is left an image of a great mountain in Sector A that can be used as a vantage point.
GM: Say what you wish to do now taking into consideration all that has been said above as this Scenario is not about shooting as much as being very creative.
Photo by Tim Pannel