Time is running out for Markesha and Orson to make it to the escaping hovercraft!
Audrey and Link get a dire notification that brings up a painful memory for them both.
Lancet drones are by design, highly disposable. Once their engines have been lit they have a limited flight time, and their primary role as interceptors means there is far more emphasis on storing fuel and ammunition rather than landing gear. At the end of their fuel supply, Lancets are programmed to either ditch into the Wastelands and explode, crash into a programmed target and explode, or just explode.
Orson’s on a one-man cavalry charge to give Markesha some cover!
Happy Holidays, here’s to everyone who fought to make the world a better place this terrible year.
We look forward to doing our part in the new year, and are so thankful to have you along with us for that journey!
Julian, Ritch, and other members of T.R.U regularly do walking mutual aid clinics through the streets of Outer Trinity, providing food and medical aid to the most vulnerable of the city’s residents. These clinics can be risky; sponsored gangs want the valuable supplies T.R.U distributes, and the Inner City is eager to suppress activity they regard as disruptive to the balance of power. Despite this Julian and T.R.U keep the clinics going throughout the year, rain or shine.
Good news, Markesha is back on solid ground. Bad news, Markesha is *definitely* back on solid ground.
“Feather Falling” is an emergency technique developed by Audrey to help slow the decent of the gravity pack in long-fall situations where power is limited. By pulsing the pack on and off, Audrey can slow the rate at which gravity pulls on the wearer so that at the very least they have more time to prepare for a hard landing.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Markesha regains consciousness a little bit out of position. At least the view is breathtaking!
Launched into the sky by the errant barrel explosion, Markesha’s alive, but out cold.
Tithe Crates (often called T-Crates or Cash Boxes) tend to pop up whenever a representative of a High House visits the Halo. These large crates full of cash are culturally understood to be the way lesser Houses curry favor with the higher Houses. They sometimes will include other things, such as promotional material for projects the lower Houses are seeking support for.
Maybe Markesha’s plan could have used a little more work.
In an effort to save on every ounce of weight, the HSF constructs hovercraft-rated cargo crates out of lightweight (and spark-prone) metals like magnesium.
Markesha’s getting a hands on education on the limits of her gravity pack.
Audrey has had to explain the difference to others between mass and weight and how the gravity pack changes them so many times she has a highly polished slideshow presentation on the topic.
Markesha follows Orson’s lead, and gets creative.