Drone Command Center

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Encounter Conditions

Orbital Watch equipped, after agreeing to help in the Speaking With The Executive
Etheric
Repeats every few energy until you launch an attack or abandon your post?

Initial Text

The veil of dust pulls back to reveal a drone command center. You've been tasked with determining where the Nationalist resistance is and crushing it.

Your commander wishes to see the opposition crushed in one massive attack, so you've only got one shot once you give the order.

You have full control of 20 legions of drones and can command them to attack wherever you'd like.

Scouting minigame

You begin with 20 legions of drones, which you must distribute between the 4 continents (Africa, Americas, Eurasia and Oceania). You can request resources to gain 1 more legion.

The enemy has about 18-21 legions, which are distributed among the continents. To win, you need to send at least that many legions of drones to each location. Before launching the attack, you can scout out the locations to aid in allocating legions.

Messages can take the form:

Your drones report that the nationalist army in <location> is small, no more than three legions.
Your drones report that the nationalist army in <location> is moderately sized, between four and six legions.
Your drones report that the nationalist army in <location> is massive, more than six legions.

Your drones report that the nationalist army between <location> and <location> totals x legions.

Your drones report that the force in <location> is smaller than the one in <location>, but larger than the one in <location>.
Your drones report that the force in <location> is smaller than the one in the <location>, but equal to the one in <location>.
Your drones report that the force in <location> is smaller than the one in <location> and the <location>.
Your drones report that the force in <location> is larger than the one in the <location> and <location>.

Summary of Choices

  1. Scout Africa - gain 2 XP Perception, gain information
  2. Scout the Americas - gain 2 XP Reflexes, gain information
  3. Scout Eurasia - gain 2 XP Strength, gain information
  4. Scout Oceania - gain 2 XP Will, gain information
  5. Request resources - gain 1 legion
  6. Launch the attack! - allocate legions
    1. Make the call - ends encounters*, or, if correct allocation: learn Time of War skill or gain army drone model
    2. Not quite yet - nothing
  7. Abandon your post -

Choice Text and Results

Scout Africa

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You send a few drones to Africa to do some reconnaissance. They come back with some interesting data.

<report message>

You've earned 2 XP in Perception

Scout Scout the Americas

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You send a few drones to the Americas for scouting. The lengths they went to avoiding nationalist forces are inspiring.

<report message>

You've earned 2 XP in Reflexes

Scout Eurasia

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You send some scout drones to Eurasia, covering as much ground as possible. The footage of burned-out cities inspires both anger and a furious desire to live.

<report message>

You've earned 2 XP in Strength

Scout Oceania

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You send a few scouts to Oceania to explore the islands and the seas between. The footage they send back is beautiful and calming.

<report message>

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Request resources

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You make a request to your commanding office for more drones and receive an additional legion.

Launch the attack!

You have full control of 21 legions of drones and can command them to attack wherever you'd like.

Africa: ___
The Americas: ___
Eurasia: ___
Oceania: ___

Make the call

If you enter non-sensical input, including 0,0,0,0:

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You make the final order to attack.

Your drones seem confused by your commands. It's going to take a while to sort out.

If you lose:

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You make the final order to attack.

Your drones are overwhelmed by the 8 legions in Africa. With the corporate line broken, your headquarters is swarmed by nationalists within days.

If you win (requires all legions you send to be equal or larger than all opposing forces):

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You make the final order to attack.

Your drones overwhelm the nationalist forces across the globe, sending up plumes of fire into the dusty night air.

You've learned a new Skill: Time of War
(Hidden: Lose the Time of Collapse skill, if you have it.)

Or, if you win and already have the Time of War skill:

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You make the final order to attack.

Your drones overwhelm the nationalist forces across the globe, sending up plumes of fire into the dusty night air.

For your hard work and extended service, your corporate overlords grant you a scale model of one of the drones. It's pretty cool but, frankly, it's probably something they just had lying around.

You found: army drone model

Not quite yet

You forestall the order to attack… perhaps once you've gotten more intel.

Abandon your post

Notes

This encounter does not consume energy.

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