1200 Days - Gramps' run at a Kerensky rated career

1200 Days - Gramps' run at a Kerensky rated career

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____ As we travel, the monthly financial report is due, and I maintain the finances at a normal rate of pay. Moose and Goth heal up quickly, and are ready to get back into the fight. The Ingonish contracts are excellent, and we can take all of them. After buying and selling at the market (including the sale of more than a thousand Heat Sinks), I check our MRB score again. We are over half of the maximum C-Bills category score, which is a promising sign.
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Days Remaining: 499 ____ Career Points: 653,985 ____ Career Rating: Legendary
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Mission 271: 3.5 Skull Recovery ____ Employer: Magistracy of Canopus ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Badlands
Lance: Bull Shark U (Goth), ANH-4G (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Another system, another mission where we can disappoint the Canopians. Withdrawing from this contract drops our reputation with the Magistracy to Indifferent.
 

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Mission 272: 3.5 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Federated Suns ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Martian
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), ANH-4G (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: House Davion continues to crack down on pirate activity, and our target this time is a lance of marauders. As expected, there are two lances to deal with, and the flanking movement around the right side finds them. 2x ASN-101 (one pilot kill), PXH-1K, CP-10-Q (pilot kill), RFL-3C, ASN-21, CPLT-C4 (headshot), HGN-733P (pilot kill).

Salvage: CP-10-Q, HGN-733P assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 273: 4.5 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Target: Free Worlds League ____ Biome: Martian
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), ANH-4G (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Interception of a heavy lance that is meeting up with reinforcements. SPPC Carrier, BSK-M3 (headshot!), 2x STK-3F (pilot kills), BNC-3S (headshot), AWS-8Q (headshot), BLR-1S (legs kill), HGN-733P.

Salvage: BSK-M3, STK-3F assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 274: 4 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Badlands
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), ANH-4G (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Seek and destroy a roving group of marauders, led by a Marauder. MAD-3R (pilot kill), BLR-1S (pilot kill), ON1-K (pilot kill), BNC-3E (legs kill).

Salvage: BLR-1S, BNC-3E, ON1-K assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 275: 5 Skull Destroy Base ____ Employer: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Target: Free Worlds League ____ Biome: Highlands
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), ANH-4G (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Our next target is a minor House Marik base that the Lyrans would like to see demolished. It is protected by heavy turrets and a lance of mechs. 2x LRM, 2x Laser. HGN-733 (headshot), ZEU-6S (pilot kill), AWS-8Q (headshot).

Salvage: HGN-733, AWS-8Q assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 275: 4 Skull Capture Base ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Biome: Tundra
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), ANH-4G (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Continuing the tit-for-tat conflict, House Marik has contracted us to capture a recently established Lyran manufacturing facility. There are no turrets built yet, but there is a defending lance. 2x ARC-2R (pilot kills), ARC-2S (pilot kill), CPLT-C1. Reinforcements arrive to try and reclaim the base. KGC-0000 (pilot kill), HGN-733, QKD-4G (pilot kill), ARC-2S.

Salvage: KGC-0000, 2x ARC-2R assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 276: 4.5 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Federated Suns ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Tundra
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), Bull Shark U (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Our last job here has us targeting a solo assault mech; the Annihilator is traded for the Bull Shark U on this drop. BNC-3S (pilot kill), TDR-5SE, ANH-1A (headshot), HGN-733P (headshot), VTR-9B (headshot).

Salvage: ANH-1A, BNC-3S assembled and moved into storage.
 
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____ We leave orbit to continue our tour of the Free Worlds League, but before we get to the jump point we encounter trouble.

Event - Pirates Ambush the Argo: Several fast moving ships appear on our scanners, and we are hailed by pirates demanding payment for safe passage. Despite being Liked by House Marik, we are not able to broadcast for help from the system authorities... perhaps we are too close to the jump point to assist. Sumire suggests detaching the Leopard to fight them, and I agree.
Result: The pirates are driven off, but not before opening fire. Youngblood Koyama is caught on the wrong side of a blast door, and is rushed to the MedBay Hospital - she is injured for 27 days.

____ Pernik has a good amount of contracts, including one from the Canopians that we are still cleared to take, so I decide to head in to orbit.
 

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Mission 277: 3 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Magistracy of Canopus ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Martian
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), Bull Shark U (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: The job summary is A Favor To Regret. They don't know how right they are. We withdraw, and our reputation with the Canopians drops to Hated.
 

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Mission 278: 3.5 Skull Recovery ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Biome: Desert
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), Bull Shark U (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: This contract is to break the siege of an industrial lab and recover the top scientist that House Steiner is attempting to kidnap. QKD-4G (pilot kill), TDR-5S (pilot kill), 2x SPPC Carrier.

Salvage: QKD-4G, TDR-5S assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 279: 4 Skull Recovery ____ Employer: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Target: Free Worlds League ____ Biome: Desert
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), Bull Shark U (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Apparently no science is original these days, as this contract is to extract some biological samples from a House Marik lab. QKD-4G (pilot kill), JM6-S (legs kill), GRF-1N (legs kill), BJ-1DB (legs kill), CDA-2A, BJ-1 (pilot kill), TDR-5S, ZEU-6S.

Salvage: ZEU-6S, TDR-5S, QKD-4G, JM6-S, CDA-2A assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 279: 3.5 Skull Assassinate ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Desert
Lance: Bull Shark X (Goth), Bull Shark U (President), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Our target is an officer in the local crime cartel, moving in the open. We are to eliminate him and his escort. There are two lances escorting our target, but they all have ramshackle armor, and one entire lance is eliminated by a pair of Thumper blasts as they were clustered in a mineral field. RFL-3C, ENF-4R, WHM-6D, TDR-5SE (headshot), BJ-1DB (legs kill), CPLT-C1, CPLT-C4, SHD-2H, VTR-9S

Salvage: CPLT-C4, TDR-5SE, BJ-1DB assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 280: 4 Skull Destroy Base ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Martian
Lance: ANH-4G (President), Bull Shark U (Goth), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: The ANH-4G comes into the lance because of the martian climate, and our drop is to destroy a base that is under the effect of a rampant computer virus. Once we get close, heavy turrets open fire and the defending lance moves to engage. 2x Sniper, 1x LRM, 1x Shredder. WVR-6R, KTO-18, WHM-6D (pilot kill), ZEU-6T, BLR-1S (headshot), BNC-3E, 2x QKD-4G.

Salvage: WHM-6D, BLR-1S assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 281: 4.5 Skull Capture Base ____ Employer: Federated Suns ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Desert
Lance: ANH-4G (President), Bull Shark U (Goth), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: The local crime cartel has developed some advanced civilian technology, and House Davion is looking to confiscate it before they can profit from their research. Our approach is cautious, but we only encounter a set of heavy turrets. 2x LRM, 1x Laser, 1x Shredder. Once the turrets are destroyed, a patrol returns to defend the base, and they are methodically disassembled. ZEU-6S (pilot kill), MAD-3D (pilot kill), ARC-2S (pilot kill), CPLT-C4 (pilot kill).

Salvage: ZEU-6S, MAD-3D, ARC-2S assembled and moved into storage.
 
Gramps' Giants Second Year and Travel Summary in Ryerson New

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____ Our next stop is Ryerson, with four contracts that we can take, each at 5 skulls difficulty with good salvage rights, mostly against pirate forces. The monthly financial report also marks the second birthday of Gramps' Giants. The veterans point out to the Youngbloods some memorable locations on the updated starmap that Sumire has displayed on the screens. Even just eyeballing the distance, it looks to me like we can visit the remaining systems we will need to max out our score in the sixteen months we have remaining. Not many mercenary companies have an MRB certified Legendary Career like us. As long as we can avoid a disastrous drop, a Kerensky Career should be within our reach.

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Mission 282: 5 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Badlands
Lance: ANH-4G (Scrub), Bull Shark U (Jalopy), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: We've been asked to settle a family dispute since the families involved are both backed by mechs. Toothy is hit by a hard, lucky shot near the end of the fight, but things otherwise go smoothly. 2x ZEU-6S, 3x BSK-M3 (two pilot kills), BLR-1S (pilot kill), HGN-733 (headshot), STK-3F.

Damage: Toothy, LA, 50% structure damage, Arm Mod destroyed. ____ Salvage: BSK-M3 assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 283: 5 Skull Destroy Base ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Desert
Lance: ANH-4G (Scrub), Bull Shark U (Jalopy), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: Straightforward job to destroy a pirate base. We encounter a set of heavy turrets and a lance of defending mechs, with another lance of mechs that arrives to reinforce the base shortly after we make contact. 2x LRM, 2x Laser. KGC-0000 (pilot kill), BSK-M3 (headshot), BNC-3S (headshot), ANH-1A, 2x VTR-9B, VTR-9S, CP-10-HQ! (pilot kill), BNC-3E (headshot).

Salvage: BSK-M3 assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 284: 5 Skull Escort ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Pirates ____ Biome: Desert
Lance: ANH-4G (Scrub), Bull Shark U (Jalopy), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: A pirate attack has overrun a research lab, but the prototype the researchers were working on has been evacuated on a convoy. We are to escort that convoy to safety. A blocking force meets us and is quickly defeated. BLR-1S (pilot kill), BLR-1G, QKD-5A, DRG-1N. Additional units intercept the convoy on the way to the extraction point. Demolisher LBX, GHR-5H (pilot kill), SPPC Carrier, Demolisher. Additional units arrive as the dropship touches down. ACR-2R, MAD-3R (pilot kill), RFL-4D, TDR-5S (legs kill).

Salvage: MAD-3R, BLR-1S, GHR-5H assembled and moved into storage.
 

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Mission 285: 5 Skull Battle ____ Employer: Free Worlds League ____ Target: Lyran Commonwealth ____ Biome: Urban
Lance: Bull Shark X (Scrub), Bull Shark U (Jalopy), Toothy (Jingle), Death Map (Moose)

Report: We've been tasked with ensuring that a joint patrol of a recovering city by the Free Worlds League and Taurian Concordat goes well. Significant Lyran opposition is expected, so extra salvage rights have been granted. The Annihilator is replaced by Bull Shark X as I'm expecting that indirect fire and extra armor will be more useful than the Gauss Rifles. The Marik lance is comprised of a Battlemaster, Victor, Grasshopper, and Orion, and the Taurians have two Catapults, a Highlander, and an Awesome. Jingle is keen to prove that Toothy is the fastest mech on the field, and so she sprints towards the expected enemy, looking for trouble. She finds it quickly. ON1-V (pilot kill), 2x QKD-5A, ZEU-6S, VTR-9B (headshot), CPLT-C1, 2x VTR-9S (one pilot kill).

Salvage: ZEU-6S, VTR-9S, VTR-9B, ON1-V, QKD-5A assembled and moved into storage.