20190513_234430 by Charon, on Flickr
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..
20190513_234510 by Charon, on Flickr
20190513_234722 by Charon, on FlickrCitizen: 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?
20190513_234737 by Charon, on FlickrBratva Officer Konig: We smashed the Vorhut the last time they tried to strike here..
20190513_235052 by Charon, on FlickrBratva 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
And with that, the Bratva leave the Novgorod Post, and the Basil plate at large
20190513_235348 by Charon, on Flickr
20190514_002235 by Charon, on FlickrBratva Soldier: Glad to be leaving this rathole.. nothing ever happens here..
Within hours.. Armed attackers rush into the undefended town..
20190514_002330 by Charon, on Flickr
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..
20190514_002404 by Charon, on Flickr
20190514_002804 by Charon, on Flickr
Within days, The Cartel started transporting exotic drugs into Basil, and selling them to the few scavengers poking around
20190514_002822 by Charon, on Flickr
Taking note of passing Supply convoys..
20190514_003029 by Charon, on Flickr
Long enough to catch on that these supply convoys would often send their more valuable cargo in undefended trucks, as not to attract suspicion..
20190514_003042 by Charon, on Flickr
20190514_003104 by Charon, on Flickr
They strike without warning..
20190514_003137 by Charon, on Flickr
20190514_003208 by Charon, on Flickr
20190514_003336 by Charon, on Flickr
And without Mercy..
20190514_003411 by Charon, on Flickr
Robbing and killing across this deserted wasteland, With no one around, taking Basil over as their personal playground was easy.