The Ballad of Basil

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The Ballad of Basil

Post by Kastrenzo » Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm

A few weeks after the Battle of Basil...

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The Basil Plate has been left damaged and largely deserted after the particularly nasty fighting between several groups. The Bratva sent several troops into the region to protect it against any other attacks from groups like the Legion or Vorhut, However their deployment is coming to an end..

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Citizen: But you can't leave! The Legion is out there, they'll come for us the moment you leave!

Bratva Officer: Look guy... There's no Legion threat, no Vorhut Threat, no monsters. no assasins. The simple fact is this Plate just isn't worth defending anymore.. Not with the resources we committed.. It's been weeks and there's just three of you here in this town.. No one's come back.
Do you think it's really necessary to keep a platoon of Bratva Troops here?
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Bratva Officer Konig: We smashed the Vorhut the last time they tried to strike here..
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Bratva Officer: And the Krieger clan holed up in the Scrap Palace has agreed to protect your town, And if it ever comes under attack, We'll send help... but there's no point in leaving dozens of soldiers here... there are thousands of plates just like this one they're needed in
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And with that, the Bratva leave the Novgorod Post, and the Basil plate at large

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Bratva Soldier: Glad to be leaving this rathole.. nothing ever happens here..
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Within hours.. Armed attackers rush into the undefended town..

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Goons from a small faction called "Gangrene Cartel" raid the town, and rob it of their weapons caches, depriving them the means to defend themselves..

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Within days, The Cartel started transporting exotic drugs into Basil, and selling them to the few scavengers poking around

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Taking note of passing Supply convoys..

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Long enough to catch on that these supply convoys would often send their more valuable cargo in undefended trucks, as not to attract suspicion..

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They strike without warning..

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And without Mercy..

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Robbing and killing across this deserted wasteland, With no one around, taking Basil over as their personal playground was easy.
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Re: The Ballad of Basil

Post by Kastrenzo » Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 pm

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They even Bribed the Krieger Clan to turn a blind eye to the chaos they were causing, afterall. They were supposed to police this backwater.

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Basil became overrun with junkies and dope fiends...

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The Cartel started to advertise their stolen goods on the black market, attracting all sorts of unsavory individuals...

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Cartel Member: As promised, Grade A quality Telecrystals!... Now where's the gold!?
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Unfortunately for them, They weren't the only group that regularly practiced ripping people off
Reaver: Just this way...
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The Reaver pulls a box off the truck, full of horribly fake gold ingots
Cartel Goon: What the fk!? these are fake!
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She smashes him in the face with the butt of her rifle, and kills him right then and there

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The Reavers open fire on the Cartel, and a full on onslaught ensues

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A relay device crashes to the ground behind the Cartel

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Suddenley, several reavers appear out of thin air. A deployable teleport relay, how clever!


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The Reavers wipe out the Cartel at the meet..

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A figure approaches from behind the houses...
Kast: The fk?

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Alerted by fighting, A small Bratva Patrol from a few plates over speeds into Basil

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With a reputation for Piracy and villainy.. the Reavers are attacked on sight by Bratva..

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And another battle ensues..

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A naked guy high on drugs runs towards Kast, flailing and screaming..

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He Sparta kicks him in the chest and sends him flying back..
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Re: The Ballad of Basil

Post by Kastrenzo » Tue May 14, 2019 9:52 pm

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And then a loud engine roars, a small transport fleetship hastily lands on the road..

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Kast: Oh... that's why he was running.... sorry guy
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The door flies open... and a bunch of heavily armed Armata troopers rush out of the bay door.


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Kast immediatley opens fire on them... it's not even rude, on the Battleplates when someone crashes a party like that, it's just common courtesy to greet them with a bullet.

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Armata troopers die, and more rush up with RPGs..

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Armata Trooper: Pallei Vaan PERKELE!
Suddenley there's RPGs being fired from close range..


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Kast runs out of the way just before it obliterates a house, debris is sent flying everywhere

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Heavy footsteps clank out of the bay of the Ship... and a figure in fancy purple accented armor and some weird weaponry steps out... Kast catches a glimpse of him and runs off... It's Pracka.. the leader of the Armata Alliance.... He knows.. it's not Pracka himself who's the problem... it's who else will show up because of him... Namely, Everyone

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Things quickly begin to break down, he runs through the woods, doesn't even pay attention, just shoots a random Bratva trooper in the back, It's about to become survival of the fittest up in this bitch.

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An engine growls and a Grey vehicle with troops in Goldenrod armor aboard it rumbles through an opening in Greener Pastures... Krieger comes to play..

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Bullets, Pulse rounds, grenades, rockets and insults fly every which way as the forces start shooting everything that's a different color or smell than them.

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Armata troops wait in ambush , out of Krieger view

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Pracka arrives with RPG backup..

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And they ambush the Krieger Clan.. with fiery death.

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All hell breaks loose

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Kast is knocked out by an explosion..
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Re: The Ballad of Basil

Post by Kastrenzo » Tue May 14, 2019 9:53 pm

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He wakes up about 20 minutes later to the ground shaking, and ringing in his ears

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He sits up and witnesses a horrific... or beautiful scene.. depending on who you ask.

Everyone's here. It's an all out brawl... All it takes is word of a good fight... and they will come..

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And they'll keep coming...

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In Fact, they can't even wait to get to the battle, Different groups start shooting each other in the back as they enter the plate.. And now another melee breaks out on the plate border...

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Swords clash, machineguns ring out, and people get wrecked all around.. Then there's the scream of a jet engine and the white blur of an Imperiya Berkut flies over the battle... followed by a string of explosions

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After the dust clears... All the survivors just kind of stand there speecheless... huddled in a circle looking at the mess.. Mortal enemies share a quick parlay...

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Legion Chaos Marine: That was glorious..
Vorhut Knight:.. You... you're right...
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Insurgent Trooper: Yeah! but why do those Imperiya assholes always have to ruin it!

Echelon Sharpshooter:They don't want a good fight! they Just want to win!

RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
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Pracka Rallies the crowd
Pracka: Everyone!.. I'd like to propose a gathering of our leaders... at Anwar! Let's discuss how we'll collectively put a stop to this Tyranny and bullshit from the Imperiya! We all just want a good fight!
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE

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Kast Turns around... and Basil Bob is there..
Kast: Oh... hey dude... I thought you were dead?

Bob: Oh... yeah.. I was.. but I came back 20 minutes later, you know how it is..

Kast: Yeah.... I guess.... you're a freak of nature... ha.... anyway.. Some kind of drama's going to
go down at Anwar... I offered to take you there... I've got clearance there. Wanna go watch?

Bob: Sure..

Kast: Cool.
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Re: The Ballad of Basil

Post by Kastrenzo » Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 pm

So, I crashed the website 3 times posting this due to the posts containing far too much data

For future reference, if posting something large, or long. Split it up into managable fractions.... Like taking a dump... rather than just one gigantic nuke endlessly blasting the server's colon.
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Re: The Ballad of Basil

Post by ninja_bait » Wed May 15, 2019 2:01 am

Wow that was a lotta soap.
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