Armageddon 889: Behind Enemy Lines

IWN News Brief 09/02/889
Triads Attack Refugees

The sands of Kazakhstan have been shaken once again by conflict following an attack by criminal military elements against another refugee caravan attempting to travel peaceably across the country to its capital Astana.

The attack, an attempted ambush targeting civilian transport vehicles was thwarted by the caravan’s escort after an intense battle.
Emerging victorious from that assault, the triumphant Surprise Solutions resumed their transit to the aforementioned city after tending to their own wounded.

Of the attacking forces, the are believe to be a faction of the Tianchao Triads operating in Kazakhstan against the authority of the native government and in violation of numerous local and international warrants for their arrest and extradition.

Any information that could lead to the apprehension of anyone associated with this criminal organization can be forwarded to the Kazakhstan Civil Defense Force or sent anonymously to any IWN Branch Office for dissemination.

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IWN News Brief 06/02/889
Kazakhstan Opens Borders

Following the dire events of the last exodus of political refugees from Eltarian regions like Lithuania and Estonia, other citizens attempting to flee their own governments and oppressive regimes they have adopted since joining the Eltarian Federation are banding together and seeking safe havens.

The nation of Kazakhstan has opened its borders to those attempting to escape tyranny in their countries, offering immigration aid to anyone who wishes to resettle here.

This open policy is welcome news to those without a homeland, bu the true difficulty is reaching Kazakhstan.
While some refugees have the means to secure safe passage to the neutral nation, others are unable to accept the offer of freedom due to financial straits or legal and military repercussions.

No official response has come forth from the Eltarian Federation regarding Kazakhstan‘s policy, but border patrols have increased throughout the superpower’s territories. presumably as a countermeasure against defection/

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IWN News Brief 03/02/889
Refugee Convoy Assaulted

More violence in the often war-torn region of Kazakhstan claimed the lives of several civilian refugees from the Lithuania and Estonia regions of the Eltarian Federation in an unwarranted attack by mercenary forces belonging to the Horustauz Company operating out of Huaxia, just east of the Kazakh border.

The attack, which occurred just after sunset as the refugee convoy was proceeding towards its rendezvous with a support escort, was carried out in a ruthless and brutal fashion, raining heavy fire down on innocent civilians

The convoy would have been destroyed along with the IWN correspondent covering its exodus from Eltarian Federation territory had it not been for the timely intervention of its escort, which arrived despite the convoy’s misalignment with their rendezvous path.

The escort, identified as Surprise Solutions, dealt swiftly with the enemy forces and saved dozens of lives. The exact details of the battle are still being determined, but it is clear that these refugees and the world community owe Surprise Solutions a debt of gratitude.

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IWN News Brief 28/11/888
Tianchao Base Goes Online

Despite government opposition to its construction, the Tianchao military base in Kostany has gone fully online today amid both protest and celebration.

Residents of the Kazakhstan city of Kostany have been very supportive of the base, a project that has revitalized the area with 650 jobs and an economic influx from the Tianchao peacekeeping battalion stationed here. ‘We are safer now with these troops watching over us’ city spokesman Sergei Kolokov told reporters at the opening ceremony.

No one on the protest side of the matter was available for comment, but a full statement is expected shortly from Red Storm, the terrorist organization responsible for construction delays forcing the base to be finished over a year after its projected completion date.

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Graduation

Distinguished graduates of the class of ‘89 – today is a very special day. Today you join the most honored and ancient profession, that of a professional military officer.
More than that, today you join that very elite of the military, the Warmek officers.

You are unique in how you have been prepared.
You were tested physically, intellectually, militarily, and morally. You completed four long years of difficult study at one of the premier academic military institutions in the Tiger Combine. You trained tactically in the field for 28 weeks.
And many could not meet the tough standards. Your class started with 270 cadets four years ago, and now you are 212 – 212 of the absolute best in the world.

As Warmek officers you will automatically become leaders.
Leaders on the battlefield, as the other troops look to you for guidance, assistance and protection; and leaders in the briefing room, as the capabilities that you and the machines you command bring to the table will decide strategy and tactics.

Some of you will practice your new profession in service of your countries, defending your people and culture against your enemies.

Some of you will practice your new profession the corporate arena, defending your patron’s assets and ventures against rivals.

And some of you will practice your new profession commercially, bolstering defenses of whatever entity needs it the most.

But all of you are graduates of Kuantan Warmek Academy and as such you are representative of what we offer here.

I ask you that as you perform your duties you keep close to your heart the three critical values of our academy:

• The first is service to whomever your patron ends up being.

• The second is competence in everything you do.

• And the third is honour in your words and your deeds.

As officers, though you will have the largest concentration of fire-power yet to be amassed in a single vehicle at your command you must remember that no enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.

As officers it is also your duty to win in combat, to defeat your enemies while caring for your Meks. To do this, you must attain professional competence, in both tactics and the care of your machines.
To be competent, you must continue to add to your knowledge and experience of military tactics, initially at the platoon and company level.
You must also strive to understand and care for the Warmeks that you command.
By understanding them you can effectively employ them to succeed at any mission you are assigned.

Finally, as officers you must have honour and integrity. To win the respect and dedication of both subordinates and superiors, they must know you are men of honour and integrity, men who will do what is right even if the consequences cause you personal loss or pain.

As head out into the world on new endeavours, always remember: Life may be cheap but Warmeks are expensive.

Commandant Mat Dato’ Pengajar, Kuantan Warmek Academy, Tiger Combine

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Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.

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